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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Mammothfest presents FEED THE RHINO Sat 1st April 2017, plus supports!




Satisfy Your Metal Appetite With Feed The Rhino Plus Loads Of Incredible Diverse Support Acts!


Following the huge success of last year’s Mammothfest which took place in October 2016 and marked their biggest event to date, with larger venues and well known metal acts, Textures, Venom Inc and Conan leading the brigade that led to the victory and accolade of being almost a complete sell out and going on to earn them three festivals award nominations , including the UK Festival Awards in two categories, Best Metropolitan and Best Small Festival 2016 as well as the TBFM Best Independent Festival 2016. The winners are yet to be announced for TBFM so watch this space!

Mammothfest doesn’t leave us in the dark for long as they are thankfully back rearing their menacing head in 2017 and ready to make a massive impact (complete with a metal mammoth concept) and to fulfil a promise.

Unfortunately FEED THE RHINO had to cancel their performance at Mammothfest 2015 due to ill health. But now they are coming to Brighton as they said they would, to the delight of their South Coast fans on Saturday 1st April at The Green Door Store.

Feed The Rhino have been described as too multi-dimensional for the hardcore scene, way too gritty and willing to burn the rule book to ever be considered a metal band and far too inventive to ever be pigeonholed by punk. The band has a strong history of standing out from the crowd over the course of their short career.



Mammoth Mad - Director Steve Dickson


Stephen Dickson (Mammothfest Director) remarks..."We were very disappointed to learn FEED THE RHINO were unable to play but their management, agent and the band were clearly also just as disappointed as us and made very clear promises to recitfy the situation by returning as soon as possible. Health comes first so we were just glad to learn everyone was OK and so here we are, honored to welcome them to Brighton for what is going to be an incredible show with also a stunning line up of support acts from across the UK that will make this a show to remember!"




This event will be an all-day show with ten bands supporting Feed The Rhino, including plenty of acts that have graced Mammothfest in the past. The line-up will be incredibly diverse as the likes of Magna Carta and Seething Akira provide the party metal vibes, delivering a brand of metal and electronica and an incredibly fun atmosphere.

Other festival alumni includes Worthing's Bleed Again, who was one of the highlights of Mammothfest 2016. With a new album due in May, we expect another wild set from them. Core of iO will be on the bill to unleash a level of technicality to blow your mind. The Five Hundred kicked off Mammothfest 2016 with a monstrous attitude and the Nottingham lads return to Brighton to get brutal with us once again.

Brighton's Hawka haven't played the festival before, but this is a great opportunity to show off their ferocious nature which is influenced heavily by the likes of Lamb of God and other NWOAHM style acts. Kickfist delivers a style of industrial nu-metal, think SOiL grooves with eerie Rob Zombie quirkiness.

To add another dynamic, As Flames Rise bring a savage atmosphere to the table with their melodic metalcore influence. Pussy Liquour is an all girl punk band set to unleash pure uncensored female rage. End Of Salvation then comes with a whole new meaning of heavy, being one of the angriest sounding bands on the whole line-up.

You don’t want to miss this immense show, so come down, have a blast and help the mammoth thrive!


To get tickets and more information go here: http://mammothfest.uk/product/feed-the-rhino-plus-supports-sat-1st-april-2017/

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

XANDRIA: Release New Music Video For Track "Call Of Destiny“!




German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have found lineup stability with singer Dianne van Giersbergen and are ready to take things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensions. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It's also an incredibly metallic effort. There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. You can experience it for yourself with the brand new music video for the track “Call Of Destiny”:






Theater Of Dimensions Album Artwork

Theater of Dimensions will be released worldwide on January 27th 2017 via Napalm Records! You can get your copy of the album via Napalm Records site:
https://shop.napalmrecords.com/xandria





Make sure to join XANDRIA on their very special release shows end of January, presented by Sonic Seducer:

28.01.17 DE - Bochum / Matrix
29.01.17 DE - Hamburg / Bahnhof Pauli


Get your tickets HERE.



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Monday, 16 January 2017

Synaptik Reveal Details Of Upcoming Album ‘Justify & Reason‘ And Release New Video!



Synaptik Reveal Details Of Upcoming Album ‘Justify & Reason‘ & Give Taster With New Video!


British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from Norwich, UK show no signs of slowing down, as they are set to make a huge impact in 2017, with the already announced special remix of their successful debut, ‘The Mechanisms of Consequence’ out January 30th worldwide through DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records. With this exciting news came a glimpse of other big events for the band, being the release of their anticipated sophomore album, titled ‘Justify & Reason’ out March 10th. Not many details were given recently, but luckily now we have all the details to reveal…

For US fans it’s a double dose of metal, as the remix album and the new album, ‘Justify & Reason’ will be released as a double album directly via Divebomb Records at www.divebombrecords.com.

The first pre-orders for this collection will be available on February 1st 2017 from the bands website: http://synaptikmetal.com the album will be released worldwide everywhere March 10th and the remix album digitally January 30th.

The album is described as “A collection exhibiting real finesse, true technicality but not at the expense of neck-snapping riffs and a progressive air that’s both bracing and intimidatingly menacing”.

The album artwork differs for the UK and US versions:






UK Version







US Version




Both US and UK editions have the same track listing, however the US version has bonus disk of remix album.


The album track list is:


1. The Incredible Machine

2. Human / Inhuman

3. Conscience

4. White Circles

5. Esc Ctrl

6. A Man Dies

7. As I Am As I Was

8. I Am The Ghost (intro)

9. Your Cold Dead Trace




If all this wasn’t enough, here is a taste of what to expect from the new album with the first song release ‘ESC CTRL’ which shows the band in their element in this powerful new video:





If you can’t wait for the official release of ‘Justify & Reason’ and like what you hear, the band are currently offering a great deal if you head over to their website http://www.synaptikmetal.com/ and sign up, you will get a free download of ‘ESC CTRL’ and £10 off your next order.

While you wait for ‘Justify & Reason’ luckily you have the remix album for ‘The Mechanisms of Consequence’ out prior to this to tide you over with new music. So, there are plenty of ‘reasons’ and opportunities to check out Synaptik.



‘Justify & Reason’ will be released physically March 10th 2017 via Snakes On Fire Records (UK), Divebomb Records (US).
 




Links for Synaptik:


http://synaptikmetal.com/
http://synaptikmetal.bandcamp.com/
Www.facebook.com/synaptikmetal

Monday, 9 January 2017

ALESTORM HIT THE STUDIO TO WORK ON FIFTH ALBUM!


Scallywags Alestorm Temporarily Dock To Start Next Musical Adventure Titled "No Grave But The Sea"!


Popular Pirate Metal act Alestorm from Scotland have just revealed they are heading to the studios to work on their next swashbuckling release.

The band said: 

"We are very thrilled to announce that we have entered the studio to record our fifth full-length album, entitled "NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA"! 
We will be spending the next month at Alpaca Ranch Recording Studio in Orlando, USA, with producer Lasse Lammert once again at the helm. This will also be the first full release featuring our grandiose guitarist Máté Bodor!
This is the point where we would usually tell you this album is going to be darker and heavier than our previous works, but that's probably not true. It is, however, full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography.

We'll have a bunch more updates for you over the coming weeks and months, including the album cover, track list, release dates, and more!





Keep your wits about you and try not to sink overboard until the next update on this exciting album!

Synaptik Sign With DeFox & Heart Of Steel Records - Remix Of Debut Album Out Worldwide January!




Synaptik Unleash Heavier Remix Of Debut Album With Extra Footage Out Worldwide 30th Jan!


British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from the east coast of England have an impressive sound that combines thrash, power and progressive elements, shaping their own distinctive sound. They have just signed with DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records, who will be re-releasing their critically acclaimed debut album, “The Mechanisms of Consequence”, originally released in September 2014.

The special remix edition by Brian Spark will be available digitally worldwide on January 30th, 2017 via DeFox Records/Heart of Steel Records on all major outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iHeart Radio and more. The album features some extra treats, along with the original nine technical metal masterpieces, including single, “Your Cold Dead Trace” (featuring guest vocals from Alan Tecchio of Watchtower/Hades and more) - except with this new remix, there will be a re-edited video for the song, as well as featuring more footage of Alan Tecchio.

Since their formation back in 2012, Synaptik has been leading their assault on the senses and have built quite the reputation with the original release of their debut and powerhouse live performances. A variety of accolades includes performing at some of the biggest UK metal festivals, such as Download Festival, Bloodstock and Mammothfest, as well as securing guest slots with heavyweights Iron Maiden, Exodus, Onslaught, Skyclad and more.

If you were unfortunate enough to miss this impressive debut the first time around, now is your chance to discover Synaptik’s eclectic and vast genre-twisting sound in this remix, which the band describe as a lot heavier than the original.

Vocalist John Knight explains "The debut album was mentioned whilst in the studio recording the new album and when we heard the remixes sounding so massive we felt compelled to put them out too and why not, they are incredible!”

You are responsible for your own ‘consequences’ but you don’t want to miss this band.



To get a taster of this exciting remix - check out the official video for "A Man Dies" (Brian Spark Edition) below!





Synaptik are a band to keep an eye on as they have plenty more scheduled for the year, including their highly anticipated second album titled “Justify & Reason” set for release on 10th March 2017. “Justify & Reason” will be released in the UK via The Snakes on Fire Records. In the United States, the album will be released as a double album with the remix album as a bonus disc, this will be released by Divebomb Records.


Links for Synaptik

http://synaptikmetal.com/

http://synaptikmetal.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/synaptikmetal

Friday, 6 January 2017

Bleed Again UK Sign Worldwide Deal with Sliptrick Records!


Bleed Again Prepare To Conquer Following Latest Annoucements



UK Metal five-piece Bleed Again are well known on the South Coast metal scene and continue to build their ever impressive reputation, especially through their energetic mental live performances. Now they have just signed a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records proving they on our the radar. Along with this announcement they have unleashed their blistering new video which was filmed at this Mammothfest 2016 UK in Brighton for ‘Through My Eyes’. I was lucky enough to be there during filming and it was one of the best crowd reactions of the whole festival and they really stood out.

They say things come in three and that is the case here, as they also will be releasing their debut album ‘Momentum’ through Sliptrick Records on May 1st, 2017.

Widely recognised for their live sets, they have already graced the stage with bands such as Soil, Darkest Hour and Devil Sold His Soul as well as landing various festival slots with Mammothfest


Bleed Again are ones to watch this year!


See for yourself the carnage they unfold and enjoy the new video and first song 
‘Through My Eyes’ taken from the upcoming album ‘Momentum':




Be sure to check them out live - already confirmed this year:


24th June 2017 at POW3RF3ST in Norwich (UK) …link

6 – 8th October 2017 at Mammothfest in Brighton (UK) …link





http://www.bleedagainband.co.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/user/bleedagainuk
http://www.youtube.com/user/bleedagainuk