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REVIEW: Final Coil - Persistence Of Memory

Final Coil are an English alternative rock act that combines grunge, progressive and metal to make their own unique sound. Having previously released two EP’s ‘Somnambulant’ in 2014 and ‘Closed to the Light’ the year after, 2017 finally marked the time of their full-length debut titled ‘Persistence Of Memory’.

The opening song ‘Corruption’ is melodic and features resonant guitars and soaring vocals throughout. The overall feel is haunting and gloomy aided by the crushing riffs, making for a strong initial impact…

‘Dying’ has a different feel, being rather ethereal and smooth acting as a softer side to the band and therefore showing that they have more layers, especially as it is more subtle but still highly effective and one to let drift over you, whereas ‘Alone’ has more of a sinister undertone and features some brilliant rhythms and melodies.

The colossal ‘Failed Light’ which is ten minutes long is a standout moment for the band as they get to do what they do best and in an extended fa…

REVIEW: Spreading The Disease - Insurrection

Modern metal quartet Spreading The Disease from Kent, UK formed in 2014 and then earlier this year in September 2017 they finally unleased their debut album ‘Insurrection’ which shows they are ready to infect metalheads and critics alike with their no-nonsense sounds…
Opening song ‘Find My Path’ starts with a melodic and resonant intro before fierce vocals come in with hard-hitting heavy guitars, it then goes on to feature an effective stripped back section towards the end which gives it extra depth. This is a powerful and strong start to the album.
‘Words Unspoken’ is a thumping tune with great rhythms and is very headbang worthy and incredibly catchy, keeping up the momentum is self-named track ‘Spreading The Disease’ which immediately pulls you in with catchy melodies and is all consuming with mighty riffs and a massive aggressive sound.
Latest single ‘Greed’ is frantic and driven and features some of the best guitarwork so far and again is very belligerent and is bound to get the mos…

REVIEW: Vehement - Ashes

Extreme metal quartet Vehement unleashed their sophomore album ‘Ashes’ via new label Infernum Records in October 2017, following their debut ‘Collapse’ in 2013 the band have taken a new direction and evolved by challenging the barriers of the genre...
Opening track ‘Far Below Us’ has an atmospheric and bleak intro to set the scene before all hell breaks loose with fierce powerful screams and high-velocity instruments to accompany. Towards the end, it sounds even more sinister and unhinged giving it an extra edge and making for a memorable first offering.
Title track ‘Ashes’ in contrast opens on a hopeful and more upbeat note initially, before order is restored and the darkness consumes but it also goes on to feature some soaring clean vocals which help it stand out, this is a well-rounded more diverse number that shows their layers more so and ends with some epic guitar work which resonates until the end.
The shortest song is in the form of the haunting and beautiful ‘Carapace’ which flo…

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist Marc Rizzo, Set To Release Rotation March 30th Via Combat Records

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo has set the release date for his new LP ROTATION, in stores March 30th via Combat Records/EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED in North America, and COMBAT/SPV in Europe. ROTATION is the 4th solo release for Rizzo, following 2004’s COLOSSAL MYOPIA, 2006’s THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION (both released by legendary shred label SHRAPNEL), and the independently released 2010 LP LEGIONNAIRE.

Produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Rob Zombie, Chimaira), and featuring cover art by Melody Myers (Escape The Fate), ROTATION is a blistering showcase of Rizzo’s pummeling eclectic diversity, showcased on album tracks including “Spectral Intensities”, “Thrash Boogie”, and title track “Rotation”, combining Rizzo’s penchant for pummeling, low-end riffs, with thrash-intensive leads and heavy Latin flavor.

Check out an album teaser featuring “Spectral Intensities” below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pU91aaGeY



Originally a member of New Jersey latin-metal favour…

WEESP Release New Video For 'llumination' Today Taken From Upcoming Album 'Black Sails'

WEESP Unleash New Video 'Illumination'Electronic alt rockers Weesp from Minsk, Belarus have been teasing some new material and this new video release but now the day has finally arrived and the full video for 'Illumination' is now unveiled today (24th December). Merry Christmas and enjoy some new awesome music from the band!
Check out the gloomy and brilliant new video:


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoANBJ4CLcQ


This is the first music video and first release by the band since 2015, so you don’t want to miss the ship under black sails! The band stated that new album will have different, surprising and powerful sound that will contain the old vibes seen on their successful 2015 debut 'The Void' but at the same time will feature some unexpected add-ons in terms of instruments and vocals. And ‘illumination’, being the first track from the album, totally proves these words.

The band on the new single 'Illumination' and their upcoming album 'Black Sai…

Kamelot Release Video For 'Under Grey Skies' Featuring Charlotte Wessels Of Delain

Kamelot Unveil New Video 'Under Grey Skies' Featuring Charlotte Wessels Of DelainWith their latest opus Haven, released in 2015 on Napalm Records, symphonic metal masters KAMELOT set new heights with their epic and highly emotional trademark sound: This album became the soundtrack for an unforgettable and monumental silver screen experience delivering dark melancholy, aggressive metal and soul-soothing melodies! Produced by Sascha Paeth, illustrious guests such as Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain) gave Haven some extra magic!

As the perfect Christmas gift, KAMELOT have now unveiled a brand new video for the track 'Under Grey Skies', featuring DELAIN's Charlotte Wessels!

KAMELOT vocalist Tommy Karevik states:

"I absolutely adore songs like Under Grey Skies that inspire hope and optimism in the darkest of times. I was proud to be part of the track and even more thrilled that there's a video for the song to…

MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Tour For May 2018

MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Tour For 2018

After letting the world know that the waiting for a new album finally comes to an end in Spring 2018, MONSTER MAGNET are ready to show once more that they are full blown pros in this carnival that is the music industry! Believe it or not, they already have confirmed a tour, visiting the biggest cities in Europe to promote the just announced album "MINDFUCKER"! No rest for the wicked!


On their last tour (and many tours before!), MONSTER MAGNET has proven, that they still kick out the jams (get the hint?), so don't miss out on this legendary band live in May 2018! They will surely play the MONSTER MAGNET classics you know by heart as well as some songs from the new album "MINDFUCKER", which will be "full-ahead Detroit-style, early 70s, MC5 and Stooges type of rock", according to mastermind Dave Wyndorf himself!


MONSTER MAGNET live on tour:

03.05.18 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
04.05.18 DE - Berlin / Desertfes…

INTERVIEW: Weesp (Belarus)

Electronic alt rock/metal act Weesp hail from Minsk, Belarus and have been delivering their crushing and energetic music since their inception in 2008. In 2015 they finally unleashed their debut album 'The Void' which featured the likes of Cory Brandan from Norma Jean and highlighted them as a band to firmly watch. Luckily their anticipated sophomore release 'Black Sails' is soon to reach our shores and they have already given us a taste of what to expect with some teaser videos (you can view below, with more on the way soon). I caught up with bassist Dmitry (Mi) Budko after their recent tour to discuss their history, the new album and more...



Can you tell us about your formation in 2008?

We all met together a long time ago, in school years. WEESP was formed in 2008 in Minsk, when we have released our first EP album, it was called Ep2008 vol 1 (volume one) and consisted of only 3 tracks. The second volume never came out. In fact, there were about 10 tracks, but we decide…

36 Crazyfists Release New Music Video

36 Crazyfists Release New Video For 'Wars To Walk Away From'

36 Crazyfists have released a video for ‘Wars to Walk Away From.’ The song lives on the band's latest critically acclaimed release Lanterns.



About the video, singer Brock Lindow said, "We had a blast doing our new video for 'Wars to Walk Away From' in the early hours of a nice brisk fall morning in Virginia with director Justin Reich and his killer crew. We captured the live sense of the band as we ripped through a song about the journey of leaving what's behind you as far as you can and envisioning what's in front of you with Northern eyes..."


Watch it HERE or below!





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INTERVIEW: Crypitus (US)

Crypitus are a four-piece death metal thrash band from Vermont, US who formed in 2015 with a revamped line-up in 2016. They recently released their first studio release and new demo titled "Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World", so the band discussed this amongst other things, such as what their band name means, touring and what is in store for the future...


Can you tell us about your formation as a band?

Joe: I joined after a friend introduced me to the band when they were looking for a bassist.

Zach: Doug and Pete were already together and I was desperately searching the internet for musicians to jam with. Pete responded with Doug in toe and the rest is history.
Pete: Doug and I lived together and inevitably started jamming to some songs he had. We decided to find a drummer and Zach showed up on Facebook. The rest is history.
Doug: Crypitus was already a working idea in my head and after watching a local show in Rutland I knew that it was time to unleash it again so Zach Pete a…

CELLAR DARLING Launch Tour Music Video For 'Rebel'

CELLAR DARLING LAUNCH TOUR/BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO FOR 'REBELS'
Switzerland's New Wave Of Folk Rock, CELLAR DARLING, are still on tour with LACUNA COIL to present their debut hit album This Is The Sound. After over seven weeks on the road, the band compiled a video of backstage and soundcheck moments, travel footage and of course live sequences that you can now watch here to the sound of their hauntingly melancholic rock hymn 'Rebels': https://youtu.be/t6KEA-Oiup0






The debut album This Is The Sound was released on June 30th 2017 via Nuclear Blast records. Pick up your copy:
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ICYMI:
Avalanche': https://youtu.be/NWMiBj0yDJg
Ch…

Mitch Arnold Of Wayland Raises Awareness On Depression, Anxiety & Suicide

Mitch Arnold Of Wayland Raises Awareness With The You Rock Foundation

Mitch Arnold, lead vocalist, of the band Wayland recently sat down to film this compelling promo on his trials and tribulations to bring awareness to depression and suicide with The You Rock Foundation.

Mitch talks about how he deals with these thoughts with 'exercise and meditation'.

It can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/MHJYqs.

You Rock Foundation has affected and saved many lives with the help of filmed testimonials with other notable artists including Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Jim Root (Slipknot), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Aaron Norstrom (Gemini Syndrome) and many more which can be viewed at the foundation's website or YouTube page.

In September Wayland released their debut full length album "Rinse & Repeat" with Mighty Loud / InGroove. They just wrapped up a tour with Hinder, Josh Todd & The Conflict and Adelitas Wa…

FLOODS Release New Single

FLOODS Release New Single 'Currents' Taken From Upcoming Album
FLOODS, a 3-piece indie-pop/electronic group from Louisville, KY, their NEW single "Currents." It is the first single from their upcoming full length that will be released early 2018.


"We’re really excited for this first release. Currents is about having a connection with someone that you can’t really describe because it’s so overpowering. But you know you’ll always be there for that person.


We experimented with different synth tones and clean guitars on this song, and we hope you guys enjoy it!"

-Floods

View the streaming video for Currents on the InVogue Records YouTube channel here and below!





https://www.facebook.com/FFLOODSS/

https://fuzzbrains.com/

WEAK13 Release Music Video Featuring FONZi NeuTRON

Controversial British Rock Band WEAK13 Collaborate With FONZi NeuTRON In New Video
Underground British band rock WEAK13 shocked many of their supporters due to a surprise collaboration with top Birmingham hip hop artist FONZi NeuTRON. 

A music video for a song titled "Frequency" emerged on the official Facebook and YouTube channel for rapper FONZi NeuTRON which reveals WEAK13 frontman and guitarist Nick J Townsend and Bassist Wesley Smith performing with him. The song which has a very underground 90's feel has already gone down well with hip hop audiences and this seems to confirm that WEAK13 have no plans on staying quiet whilst they write the follow up to their well-received debut album 'They Live'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH1hcqQVYTY




Earlier this year WEAK13 surprised their audiences again by revealing a love for British band Depeche Mode after releasing the Halo single; a rock fueled cover of the classic tune which first appeared on the 1990 Violater alb…

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Launch Music Video For 'Erasing Contrast'

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY RELEASE SURREAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'ERASING CONTRAST' FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM VIGNETTE


On February 16th, prog metal architects LETTERS FROM THE COLONY will guide listeners into their world of math metal, crushing death elements and virtuosic shoegaze, all united in their debut album Vignette. After announcing their signing to Nuclear Blast, a calm before the storm prevailed until now. Today the five young Swedes from Borlänge present the video for their first single 'Erasing Contrast':https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSanE0Izc70




Singer Alexander Backlund comments:
"We're proud to share the first single off of our debut album 'Vignette'. 'Erasing Contrast' saw it's completion shortly after I joined the band, and is in many ways the song that set this whole thing in motion for us. The lyrics — which were my first musical contribution — are about this sort of phantom self that haunts all of us; our ideal selves as seen by ourse…

THREAT SIGNAL Enter Billboard Heatseekers Chart In The United States

THREAT SIGNAL enter Billboard Heatseekers chart in the United States with new album "Disconnect"
Canadian thrash metal powerhouse THREAT SIGNAL entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #79 with their new album "Disconnect", released in November on Agonia Records. The album sold more copies than its 2011's self-titled predecessor in its first week of release in the United States, making it the band's best sales week to date.

Click to order, download or stream "Disconnect": http://threatsignalmusic.com

"Disconnect" was recorded and produced by vocalist Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis(DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).

Founder & vocalist Jon Howard commented on the new album: "Well, we made it to album number 4! To say its been a tough ride would be an understatement, bu…

MYLES KENNEDY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “YEAR OF THE TIGER” FROM HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON MARCH 9th

Myles Kennedy Releases Video For Title Track 'Year Of The Tiger' Taken From Upcoming Solo Album 

Coming on the heels of the recent announcement of his debut solo album Year Of The Tiger, Myles Kennedy has released the video for the title track. “Year Of The Tiger” premiered on Kennedy’s newly created YouTube channel this morning at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q





The music video is directed by Dan Sturgess and is based on a concept that was created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. The video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger.

Year Of The Tiger is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com. Starting today, the album is also available for digital pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger and fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the song “Year Of T…

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING BAND GHOST RELEASE LIVE DOUBLE ALBUM CEREMONY AND DEVOTION

GHOST Release Live Double Album - Out Now!
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released a live double-album entitled Ceremony And Devotion. The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Watch a new music video for live album track “Absolution” HERE.




Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favourites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” coloured vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-Shirt, will be available exclusiv…