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Friday, 30 June 2017

RAGE Release New Song And Video For 'Adoration', A Re-recorded Avenger Classic


RAGE REVEAL NEW SONG AND CLIP FOR 'ADORATION', A RE-RECORDED AVENGER CLASSIC


The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio RAGE seem to have no limits. A little over a year after the successful "The Devil Strikes Again", RAGE are set to deliver their new, 23rd studio album, "Seasons Of The Black", which will be released on July 28th.

Today (30th June), RAGE reveal 'Adoration', an old AVENGER classic, which was re-recorded in the current line-up for the bonus disc Avenger Revisited, which comes along with the limited edition of Seasons Of The Black.


Check out the re-recorded song and clip below:







"Seasons Of The Black" was recorded in February / March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by RAGE, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, KATATONIA) took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios(Grefrath, Germany). The cover artwork was created by Karim König.



Seasons Of The Black Track Listing:
CD
01. Season Of The Black
02. Serpents In Disguise
03. Blackened Karma
04. Time Will Tell
05. Septic Bite
06. Walk Among The Dead
07. All We Know Is Not
08. The Tragedy Of Man - Gaia
09. The Tragedy Of Man - Justify
10. The Tragedy Of Man - Bloodshed In Paradise
11. The Tragedy Of Man - Farewell

Bonus CD - »Avenger Revisited«
01. Adoration
02. Southcross Union
03. Assorted By Satan
04. Faster Than Hell
05. Sword Made Of Steel
06. Down To The Bone

These bonus tracks originate from the time when RAGE was still called AVENGER. Peavy comments: "It was really nice to re-record the songs from my first years of being a musician! I remember quite well how the songs were created. I always thought that it's a pity that most of the people don't know these songs, just because they were released with another band name. For me it was always clear that these songs are kind of timeless and when we played them together it was really awesome! Back then, we couldn't realise our ideas as good as today. When you listen to the new recordings you will recognize how fantastic these songs really are!"


Pre-order the album now:
Nuclear Blast: http://nblast.de/RageNB
Recordstore.co.uk: http://nblast.de/RageRS


More info:
www.rage-official.com
www.facebook.com/rageofficialband
www.nuclearblast.de/rage

New Stencil Mag Issue 44: Rise Against, Evanescence, CKY & More!


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The new Stencil Mag is now out! This was another big issue for me as I got to do the front cover interview with Joe from Rise Against! Read the interview here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/126


I also reviewed Rise Against's new album 'Wolves' - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/154


My other reviews for this issue:


The Dollyrots - Whiplash Splash - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/155


Protest The Hero - The Myth https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/156


Seether - The Poison https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/157


SikTh - The Future In Whose Eyes https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/157


Plus something a bit different as I also reviewed MCM Comic Con in London which was cool! You can read all about it here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44/196


So check this all out along with the rest of the interviews (which include Evanescence, Miss May I, CKY), reviews and features!


https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue44





Links for Stencil Mag:


https://issuu.com/stencilmag/

https://www.facebook.com/stencilmagazine/

Thursday, 29 June 2017

STEVE GRIMMETT’S GRIM REAPER ANNOUNCE FIVE FESTIVAL DATES





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Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper Announce Festival Dates


Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER have announced five new festival dates starting at Bang Your Head in Germany on July 14, 2017. Normally that wouldn’t be much to write home about but after the past six months, Steve Grimmett has had it’s a minor miracle.

As widely reported Steve had to have part of his leg amputated in Ecuador while on the bands South American tour in January after an operation to stem an aggressive infection failed. Since then Steve has been fighting to get back out there starting with these dates:

Steve Grimmett:

“I'm excited as hell to be returning to the stage, it's what I love to do, but it has to be done in a careful manner. I have to find out what I can and can't do for the time being so there won't be many gigs this year as I still have 18 months recovery to go through with more hospital and rehabilitation appointments and it's still all hard work in front of me but I feel I can say "I'm back".



Festival dates:

July 2017

14th BALINGEN, Germany, Messegelande – Bang Your Head 2017
http://www.bang-your-head.de

15th BARNET, UK, Rugby Club – Metal Brew 2017
http://www.metalbrew.co.uk

August 2017

5th WORCESTER, UK, Upton – Drunken Monkey 2017
https://www.drunkenmonkeyrockfest.co.uk

25th MUNICH, Germany, Hallbergmoos – Trveheim 2017
http://www.trveheim.com/

December 2017

3rd SHEFFIELD, UK, O2 Academy – HRH Xmas Rocka 2017
https://www.hrhnwobhm.com/




Official Band Links:
website: www.grimreaperofficial.co.uk
facebook: www.facebook.com/grimreaperofficial

Paradise Lost Reveal Tracklist For New Album 'Medusa' & Release First Teaser Of New Song!






On September 1st, PARADISE LOST's studio album 'Medusa' will herald
the loneliness and damp cold of autumn, as the legends from West Yorkshire return to their doom metal roots and deliver their 15th full-length release named after the Greek Gorgone whose sight turned people into stone.


The British cult metallers will premiere the first track off their freshly forged monster on July 7th, and can reveal a snippet from the upcoming single entitled 'The Longest Winter'. Get a first impression of this new track, mixing typical PARADISE LOST melody lines with crushing doom moments.


Check out the teaser below!






In addition, the band can announce the 'Medusa' track list will consist of the following eight songs:


Fearless Sky (8:30)
Gods Of Ancient (5:50)
From The Gallows (3:42)
The Longest Winter (4:31)
Medusa (6:20)
No Passage For The Dead (4:16)
Blood & Chaos (3:51)
Until The Grave (5:41)


Bonus tracks:
Frozen Illusion (5:45)
Shrines (3:59)
Symbolic Virtue (4:38)



On September 1st, for one night only, PARADISE LOST will perform their new album in its entirety at the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany - more surprises about this exclusive show will be revealed soon, but since the tickets are strictly limited, make sure you get yours now via our shop:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/262568


Following this, PARADISE LOST will embark for an extensive European journey and bring their label mates and US doomsters PALLBEARER, as well as SINISTRO from Portugal:

01.09. D Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *exclusive release show, Medusa in its entirety*
08.09. UAE Dubai - The Music Room (Majestic Hotel)



PARADISE LOST
w/ PALLBEARER & SINISTRO

27.09. LUX Esch-Sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
28.09. D Herford - X
29.09. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
01.10. N Oslo - John Dee
03.10. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
07.10. DK Aarhus - Voxhall
10.10. CZ Brno - Fleda
11.10. SK Bratislava - Randal
13.10. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
14.10. HR Zagreb - Boogaloo
15.10. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
18.10. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
19.10. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.10. D Saarbrücken - Garage
21.10. CH Geneva - L‘Usine
27.10. FR Grenoble - La Belle Electrique
28.10. I Fontaneto D’Agogna - Phenomenon
29.10. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
30.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
31.10. FR Paris - Le Trabendo
03.11. UK London - Electric Ballroom
04.11. UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
06.11. NL Utrecht - Pandora
07.11. NL Tilburg - 013
08.11. D Cologne - Live Music Hall
09.11. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
10.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise*
12.11. FR Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix*
(*PARADISE LOST only)

Or see the band this summer on the following festivals:

02.07. GR Athens - Rockwave Festival
14./15.07. S Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival
21.07. PL Katowice - Metal Hammer Festival
22.07. D Esslingen - River-Side Festival
30.06. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
03. - 05.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. A Graz - Metal on the Hill
13.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
18. - 20.08. F Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
25./26.08. D Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air




More info:
www.paradiselost.co.uk
www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
www.nuclearblast.de/paradiselost

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Temple Of Lies New Album Is Out 1st July & New Show Announced!




Temple Of Lies New Album Out 1st July, New Show & Filming At Album Launch Show!


TEMPLE OF LIES release their third, new album 'The Serial Killer Suite' on 1st July via Attic Records. They've also just been confirmed for support to Pop Will Eat Itself and Senser in Leicester on 12th November.

The band will also be filming at their album launch show this Saturday 1st July in the Firebug, Leicester, they're going to be taping a 'dream sequence' for their new video and anyone who wants to get involved in this just needs to put on their finest and come along!

'The Serial Killer Suite' is an album that will make quite an impact for Temple Of Lies, their third full-length release and their finest to date, it melds together huge riffs, pounding beats and some seriously great tunes it sees the band taking another step up.


Their second single from this album 'SKIN' is a monster of a track, dark and delicious with chunky, mauling riffs hammering down over a seriously heavy groove and Si Shaw's gravel laden vocals. The video gives the track a serious twist as alongside the lyrical darkness.


Check out the video for 'SKIN' below!







Temple Of Lies on new album 'The Serial Killer Suite':

"While waiting for the production to be returned from our previous recording, FROM SAND, we ended up writing a new 12 track concept album and doing all the pre-production in our studio. It started out as an EP called 'Empty House' and after churning out around 25 complete songs we whittled it down to twelve, some of those materialising from earlier ideas. The song Empty House didn't make the final recording this time but there may be another EP on the way in the not too distant future. The lyrics for the new album THE SERIAL KILLER SUITE came gradually and relate to our own life experiences over the last 18 months or so and the title was chosen about half way through that stage. We wanted to deliver a heavier, darker album this time, while still keeping the TOL groove and bounce, mixing metal with stoner rock themes. The metaphorical lyrics are designed to work on different levels and are deliberately left open to interpretation by the listener. This TOL album is riff heavy and full of hooks, every song stands up on its own and together the listener is taken on a sonic journey. The album cover artwork again by Alan O'Neill is titled 'Layers of the Soul' and is designed to reflect the lyrical themes.
We will be playing the new album in its entirety at the launch party at Firebug, Leicester, on July 1st 2017 and look forward to taking it out on the road this summer. We are excited to announce the newest arrival to the band, Jags, on bass who will add a new dimension to the bottom end making the live performance heavier and tighter than ever."




Upcoming shows:

1st July - Firebug, Leicester, Album launch show
12th August - Prince Of Wales, Kettering
26th August - Chameon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
12th November - Dryden Street Social supporting POP WILL EAT ITSELF, SENSER
More dates tbc.




Pre-order link for The Serial Killer Suite CD:
http://atticrecordsuk.bigcartel.com/product/temple-of-lies-album-cd-the-serial-killer-suite-pre-order
Sales link for 'SKIN': http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1233451181
http://templeoflies.bigcartel.com/products
Sales links for Temple Of Lies: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/temple-of-lies/id1042439003




https://www.facebook.com/templeoflies/
http://templeoflies.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/lies_of;

Death Blooms Release New Music Video 'Sick'






As seen on Scuzz TV, and taken from their self-titled debut ep, Death Blooms dispense with the pleasantries and show off music muscle with their new music video 'Sick':






Hailing from Liverpool and Manchester, the metalcore four-piece burst onto the scene earlier this year with their stunning first music release 'I'm Dead' and a number of live shows which has seen them sharing the stages with the likes of Dope, Skindred, Raging Speedhorn, (Hed)P.E., Anti-Clone and more.

Supporters of mental health charity MIND, Death Blooms fresh take on metal with meaning has seen their fan base grow rapidly. Vocalist Paul Barrow humbly recognises this, "We talk to people a lot who've taken the time to listen to our music, and because the lyrics encapsulate what many of us feel on a daily basis, a lot of folk make the connection quickly about mental health and the need for well-being in this fast and furious digital age."

Barrow explains the meaning behind the song and new video, "'Sick' is about the constant struggle inside of your own thoughts and the journey you undertake along the way. Sometimes, you feel like you have complete control of the situation and other times you have absolutely none. 'Sick' is about wanting to break free from your own shackles, but acknowledging and accepting that this is who you are. It's good to talk about how you feel and to be honest, most importantly, with yourself. I feel like the song ended up being one massive therapy session for me."




Death Blooms self-titled debut ep is available now:

iTunes: http://apple.co/2sFn7Wa

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2sK26Hb




Death Blooms live:

17th July - MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms (w/ Trapt, The Fallen State)
27th Aug - LIVERPOOL, Studio 2 (w/ Loathe, Harbinger)

More dates to be announced.

Death Blooms on Facebook

Twitter: @dthblms

Instagram: @dthblms

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk

THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT Reveal Details On New Album "The Wild Sounds Of Lords Of Altamont"



The Lords Of Altamont Are Ready To Unleash New Album "The Wild Sounds Of Lords Of Altamont" On Heavy Psych Sounds



Let's welcome the L.A combo back and hit the road to rock'n'roll with them 'Savage 4'! Let the turntable roll and the record spin with The Wild Sound of Lords of Altamont, carefully produced at Kitten Robot Studios in the City of Angels by punk rock legend Paul Roessler (former Screamers member) and analog-mastered by Dave Schultz at D2 Mastering Lab!

A hammered 4-stroke beat like a twin cylinder engine running on idle, a roaring guitar riff revving up the rpms of the iron-built motorcycle-inspired band, then the fresh and insisting breeze of a Farfisa organ whispering 'let's ride' and a heavy bass greasing up the reliable crank and rods of that authentic rock'n'roll machine, and there goes, ladies and gents, the mighty LORDS OF ALTAMONT combo! Riding hard on backyard-built, loud pipes and rigid frame undestructible raw choppers, the band left their garage enlivened by the year of 1969, right at the crossroads of the Summer of Love and the birth of punk rock. Fueled up by the MC5, the Stooges and the Chambers Brothers to name a few, the pack follows Jake 'The Preacher' Cavaliere (vocals, organ) on his uncompromising rock'n'roll journey ; Dani Sindaco (gtr), Rob Zimmermann (bass) and Steven Van Der Werff (drums) along with their frontman are now spreading out The Wild Sound of Lords of Altamont, their latest record, around the planet!

Through fads and fashions, either on wax or on stage, the Lords can take you back to this era of freedom and rebellion with their hi-octane tunes. The gang has been already rocking the world for 17 years with spectacular performances, firmly run-in by 5 solid stainless records and they're now fine-tuned with this new release of 11 powerful late-sixties tracks which manage to sound fiendishly contemporary!

Our era needed the Heavy Psych Sounds and the Lords real bad: ten new original stunning songs plus an arrogant and totally mind-blowing Howling Wolf cover ('Evil is Going On') will be available this October 6th on limited black vinyl, CD and digital format!




THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT
- New album "The Wild Sounds Of Lords Of Altamont" -
Out October 6th on Heavy Psych Sounds /// Presales on September 1st



SIDE A
1. Like A Bird
2. Been Broken
3. Going Downtown
4. Take A Walk (On A Short Pier)
5. Evil

SIDE B
1. (Ain't No) Revolution
2. Death On A Highway
3. Fever Fix
4. I Said "Hey"
5. Can't Lose
6. Where Did You Sleep




THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT LINKS:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Paradise Lost To Release Special 20th Anniversary Edition of 'One Second' Album

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Paradise Lost To Release Special Anniversary Edition of 'One Second'




Ahead of next year’s 30th anniversary, Paradise Lost, the genre-defining British doom metal are set to release the 20th anniversary edition of their 1997 album ‘One Second’ through Music For Nations on 14th July.

Having continually proved themselves to be at the forefront of the UK rock and metal scene, ‘One Second’ proved to be a turning point for the band, where they left behind their harder edge and began experimenting with electronics and keyboards taking on a more gothic direction.

20 years on from its release singles, ‘Say Just Words’ and title track ‘One Second’ are still performed live today. So celebrated from their 14 album catalogue (number 15 due later this year), the band are planning exclusive live performances of the album at selected festivals this year. Vocalist Nick Holmes comments:

‘The album really was a vast departure from Draconian Times and for better or worse the beginning of a very experimental stage for the band. Either way ‘One Second’ will always remain a vital cog in the band’s close to 30 year history. We are happy to be working with Music For Nations again on this release.'

The re-issue of ‘One Second’ is fully supported by the band and their management with their input on packaging and audio along with liner notes from renowned Kerrang journalist Nick Ruskell.

Re-mastered by the band’s current producer, Jaime Gomez, and with a CD version featuring a live concert from the time, which was only previously available on DVD, this is a must for any Paradise Lost fan, or someone delving deeper back into the band’s catalogue.

‘One Second' will be available on:

CD (20 page hardback book) includes 2nd disc of band’s 1998 show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire
Double 180 gram classic black gatefold LP
Digital download


You can pre-order the album here: 

Siamese Debut Album "Shameless" Is Out Now Via Artery Recordings




Danish behemoths Siamese have officially dropped their Artery Recordings debut full-length, Shameless. The record is the band's seminal work and reinterpretation of contemporary rock. To commemorate the album release, Siamese have also premiered a brand new music video for "Soul and Chemicals".



Take a listen to Siamese new single "Soul and Chemicals" HERE!






iTunes - http://smarturl.it/6br2wq


MerchNOW - http://smarturl.it/cowo4h


Spotify - http://smarturl.it/nc3gom




Siamese gained much acclaim in 2012 with the release of their second album, Breathe:See:Move and were lauded best rock album of the year by GAFFA, Denmark's biggest music magazine. Throughout the next few years, the band went on to tour ten different countries, release their third album in Japan and Europe, and land the #6 spot on the Danish album charts. After much anticipation, they have finally returned with their Artery Recordings full-length debut, Shameless. The album's first single "Ablaze" has already gained much momentum with over one million streams on all digital platforms.


With a wealth of touring experience and studio recordings under their belt, Siamese is ready to break through into the American market with Shameless via Artery Recordings.

www.siamese.dk


Monday, 26 June 2017

Coldblack Release New Music Video "Resound" Off Their Debut Album "Circles" Available August 18th!

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Coldblack Unleash New Video "Resound"!


Danish metalcore quintet Coldblack are prepared to release their new full-length album, Circles. Incorporating synth, melodic vocals, and heavy instrumentation more seamlessly than ever before, the band is ready to unleash the new tracks to captivate fans old and new. As the pinnacle of the band's raw talent and determination to push their boundaries, Circles is bound to impress new listeners and solidify old followers. To accompany the album announcement, Coldblack has also released a brand new music video for "Resound", the title track off the upcoming record.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/tn8kps
MerchNOW: http://smarturl.it/88qkni
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/9djmrt
"Resound" Music Video: https://youtu.be/zzouXJPIoq8






After years of touring and refining their craft, electronic-infused metalcore quintet Coldblack are prepared to release their new full-length, Circles. Incorporating synth, melodic vocals, and heavy instrumentation more seamlessly than ever before, the band is ready to unleash the new tracks to captivate fans old and new.



Coldblack formed in the winter of 2011 near Copenhagen, Denmark. The goal from the onset was to create a hard-hitting and heavy band with a melodic edge and remarkable visuals. The band came together easily and naturally since Vic (vocals) and Alex (guitars) are brothers and both cousins to Martin (guitars). Jamal (drums) and Jeff (bass) were longtime friends. Within a year of the band's inception, they were playing some of the biggest venues in Denmark. In late 2012, Coldblack was given the opportunity to travel to Cleveland, Ohio to record a 5-track EP. The EP was recorded during the summer of 2013 at Spider Studios in Cleveland, and was later mixed by Matt Dalton (Attila, Vic Fuentes, I See Stars, etc.) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack, Crown The Empire, Blessthefall, etc.). Shortly after recording, an East Coast US tour commenced, soon followed by a West Coast stint a year later. In 2015, the band released a single "Tear Us From The Inside" as a preview of the newer direction the band would take sonically.

In late 2016, Coldblack finished recording their first full-length record. After much anticipation, the band is ready to reveal their fusion of heavy synth with soaring vocals, hard-hitting guitars, and explosive percussions. As the pinnacle of the band's raw talent and determination to push their boundaries, Circles is bound to impress new listeners and solidify old followers. Circles will be released via Artery Recordings on August 18th.


https://www.facebook.com/pg/ColdBlackOfficial/



SAMAEL Release Video For New Song "Angel of Wrath"!


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Samael Reveal Video For New Song "Angel of Wrath"!



After playing a very special live set at Inferno and Metalmania Festivals earlier in spring, Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL are now ready to reveal a first glimpse into their upcoming album that will crown their 30th band anniversary later this year!

The band already played the brand new track "Angel of Wrath" live at the above mentioned festivals, and the response from fans and devotees in front of the stage was amazing! Now SAMAEL are ready to release the first song from their new album to the rest of the world. 


Check out the new video below!




Founded in 1987 as an old school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost, and Venom, the brothers Vorph and Xy later developed the band's style further towards a more industrial dark metal sound that found its previous high peak in those legendary albums such as "Passage" and "Eternal".

SAMAEL's new album "Hegemony" will be released on October 13, 2017 via Napalm Records worldwide! Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!



SAMAEL Live:
06.06.17 RS - Petrovaradin / Exit Festival
10.10.17 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault
10.09.17 IT - Trezzo Sull'adda / Metal Italia Festival
14.10.17 US - Oakland / California Desert Fest



For more info on SAMAEL visit:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSamael
http://www.samael.info/
https://twitter.com/samaelofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/samaeltv




MUTATION Unleashes New Music Video "Hate"

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Mutation Release New Video "Hate" From Upcoming Album "Mutation III: Dark Black" Featuring Devin Townsend, Members of Motörhead & More Out June 30th!



MUTATION is a UK-based extreme metal band formed in 2013 by celebrated vocalist / guitarist Ginger Wildheart, one of British rock’s official living legends and the man behind the rock group The Wildhearts. The underground three-piece will release its new album, Mutation III: Dark Black, on June 30 via Undergroove Records. Described as "an aural exorcism of two people's combined life-threatening psychological disorders", the record is the follow-up to MUTATION's 2014 release, Error 500 (Ipecac), hailed as "a cheeky metal madhouse" by Blabbermouth. Now, Metal Injection premieres the band's new video, "Hate", calling the cut "an absolute mosh anthem." Watch MUTATION's "Hate" video here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/throw-a-house-party-and-destroy-the-place-with-mutations-hate

While MUTATION has been called "the manifestation of all the horrible stuff that goes on in Ginger’s head," the most extreme moments on those first two records sound like David Essex’s "Hold Me Close" compared to the seething, mentally shattered insanity of Mutation III: Dark Black. This is a ridiculously extreme, obnoxious and hostile piece of work. It’s an exorcism, a venting of malevolent spirits and mental exhaustion. But it’s also an extraordinary piece of art and one of the most obscenely exciting bursts of freewheeling, kamikaze noise that you will ever hear. Absorb the music video for MUTATION's "Irritant" here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/throw-a-house-party-and-destroy-the-place-with-mutations-hate

“Generally speaking, these songs tackle issues that we're still processing ourselves,” says Ginger. “Anger, disgust in people, frustration at the collapse of human conscience and hatred of the gullible element that makes up society. Basically, wanting to kill but being unable to, due to the strict penalties involved. In Mutation, we are able to vent these feelings and no one can tell us that it's too fucked up. They can only tell us that we're too fucked up, which we already know, and have the prescriptions to prove it.”

In addition to Ginger, MUTATION also features bassist Scott Lee Andrews (Exit International) and longtime Ginger Wildheart Band drummer Denzel. Just as MUTATION's past releases -- including the band's 2013 debut, The Frankenstein Effect -- featured an ignominious cast of characters including everyone from Napalm Death and Japanoise noise icon Merzbow, Mutation III: Dark Black boasts a dazzling array of guest contributions from a slew of similarly-demented human beings, including prog metal superstar Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell from Motörhead, Arthur Shepherd of Primitive Weapons, ex-Cardiacs fruitloop Random Jon Poole, Jamie Oliver of UK Subs, Mauro Pawlowski (ex-dEUS) and Paul Catten (Barrabas, ex-Medulla Nocte).


1.) "..."
2.) Authenticity
3.) Toxins
4.) Devolution
5.) Irritant
6.) Skint
7.) Hate
8.) Victim
9.) Dogs
10.) Deterioration
11.) Toxins (Caravan Tapes)
12.) Victim (Caravan Tapes)

Follow MUTATION here: https://facebook.com/XXMUTATIONXX
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Check out this tour promo video!




Mutation Live:


October 2017
Fri 27th - Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sun 29th - Manchester Deaf Institute
Mon 30th - Glasgow Stereo
Tues 31st - Newcastle Riverside 

Nov 2017
Weds 1st - London Underworld
Thurs 2nd - Cardiff Globe
Fri 3rd - Brighton Sticky Mikes

Tickets now on sale from:
mutation.seetickets.com

Sunday, 25 June 2017

SEETHING AKIRA confirmed for Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, August 27th





Electronic Rockers Seething Akira To Play Victorious Festival, Portsmouth!




Hardcore dub steppers and party ravers SEETHING AKIRA are confirmed to play Victorious Festival in Portsmouth this August. They'll be playing the Seaside Stage on the 27th along with SHY FX and many others, and a fantastic performance (as usual with their live show!) is expected!

With so many fabulous bands playing, including the likes of Charlatans, Elbow, Stereophonics, Madness, Rita Ora, Franz Ferdinand, Jesus and Mary Chain along with many more, this whole weekend's going to be pretty damn awesome & Portsmouth will definitely be the place to get down and party!

The band are currently working on their hugely anticipated debut album which is due for release later this Autumn, and is being produced by Jim Davies (Prodigy, Pitchshifter). Having heard several of the tracks, I can confirm this one's going to be a monster!

Upcoming shows:
24th June, La Fetes De La Musique, Belgium
27th August, Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
7th October, Mammothfest, Brighton




http://www.seethingakira.com/

ALTER BRIDGE Release Live Performance Video From Their London O2 Show!


Photo Credit: Richard Booth

Alter Bridge Release New Live Video From London Show!



ALTER BRIDGE are on a mission on European festival and club stages right now: To prove their incredible live performance qualities, and that they are one of the best top notch live acts of our times.

Just recently they announced the release of a new live album and rarities collection called "Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities" which captures one of the biggest moments of the band's career, when they played their monumental show at London's famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. The band put together a clip with some of the finest moments of this landmark performance with the background music of their "The Last Hero" track "Cradle To The Grave"! Check out the video HERE!





If you like what you see, make sure you order your copy of "Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities" NOW, and enjoy hits like "Farther Than The Sun", "Show Me A Leader", "Rise Today", and ALTER BRIDGE's masterpiece "Isolation", showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung "Waters Rising", the acoustic-driven "Watch Over You" and their mighty signature anthem "Blackbird".

In addition, this latest release contains an exclusive full-length "Rarities"-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The CD features the never-before released tracks "Cruel Sun" and "Solace" that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. The song "Breathe" from those same sessions was released as a bonus track exclusively for Best Buy on The Last Hero. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible collection of ALTER BRIDGE gems will be released in different formats! In addition to the regular 3 CD audio version, you can go for the ultimate fan experience and get one of the limited deluxe versions which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary with plenty of interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving you an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London's O2 arena! Check out the trailer HERE.




"Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities" tracklist:


CD1
1 The Writing on the Wall
2 Come to Life
3 Addicted to Pain
4 Ghost of Days Gone By
5 Cry of Achilles
6 The Other Side
7 Farther Than the Sun
8 Ties That Blind
9 Water Rising
10 Crows on a Wire
11 Watch Over You (solo acoustic)


CD2 
12 Isolation
13 Blackbird
14 Metalingus
15 Open Your Eyes
16 Show Me A Leader
17 Rise Today
18 Poison in Your Veins
19 My Champion



CD3
1 Breathe
2 Cruel Sun
3 Solace
4 New Way To Live
5 The Damage Done
6 We Don't Care at All
7 Zero
8 Home
9 Never Borne To Follow
10 Never Say Die (Outright)
11 Symphony Of Agony (The Last of Our Kind)



All different formats of ALTER BRIDGE's "Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities" can be ordered HERE, make sure you save your copy NOW!

Right now, ALTER BRIDGE is charming their European audiences in the best possible way, always giving 100%, and leaving people speechless and inspired in the face of such overwhelming stage presence! Make sure you'll check them out live on one of the remaining tour dates before they head back to the US!



ALTER BRIDGE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017:

24.06.17 DE - Leipzig / Haus Auensee
29.06.17 ES - Madrid / Auditorio M. Rios
30.06.17 ES - Bilbao / Miribilla
02.10 17 UK - London /Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
03.10 17 UK - London /Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
05.10.17 UK - Edinburgh / Usher Hall (different set to this summer's set!)
07.10.17 IE - Dublin / Olympia (different set to this summer's set!)
08.10.17 UK - Belfast / Ulster Hall (different set to this summer's set!)

Festival shows:
23.06.17 DK - Copenhagen / Copenhell
26.06.17 LU - Luxembourg City / LuxExpo
02.07.17 ES - Barcelona / Rock Fest
05.07.17 IT - Rome / Rock in Rome
06.07.17 IT - Milan / Market Sound
07.07.17 CH - Pratteln / Summernights




For more info visit:
www.alterbridge.com
www.facebook.com/alterbridge
Twitter: @alterbridge

VYCES Premiere Video For Their Single "Nocturnal" Featuring Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies Today & Announce Additional Tour Dates

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VYCES Release New Video For Their Single "Nocturnal" Feat Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies Today & Announce New Shows!



Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES premiered the video for their latest single “Nocturnal” featuring Carla Harvey of Butch Babies on Bravewords.com. “Nocturnal” was released to all digital media outlets on June 6th and will be on their next EP titled ‘Angels’ due out Fall of 2017. The debut single is currently impacting radio with early adds already in at WIIL, KHTQ, KFRQ, and Music Choice. In support of the release the band has added additional dates with bands Shallow Side and Dead Horse Trauma.

The video can be seen here: http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-vyces-release-nocturnal-video-featuring-butcher-babies-carla-harvey

The video was filmed at Tiger Lab Studios and was directed by Ron Thunderwood, who stated: "I feel really lucky to have worked on this- it's been the coolest challenge I've met as a director... mixing practical and CG effects, we really got to create another world."

In the summer of 2014 Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart Set-Self Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as Filter, Hell Yeah, and Volbeat (to name a few) he realised it was time for change. Dave decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown). Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to Shawn Patterson (former guitarist for Old Fashioned Beatdown). Shawn was the perfect fit, and the three began sending demos to each other that would become the foundation of VYCES. After a few writing sessions, they decided to go into the studio with Augustus Cryns (producer of Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The Dead Rabbits, and Westfield Massacre), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band has finished 22 songs. VYCES has sonically created a
solid blend of Active Rock and Metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs through his lyrics as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behaviour. "It's something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance" says singer Naruszewicz. "It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws
we've built in our minds."



In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL.” The band also co-headlined THE HELLRZZR TOUR in October and November which trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.


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Look for VYCES on their summer and fall tour.

6/23 - Keokuk, IA - w/ Boboflex, Shallow Side
6/24 - Praire du Chien, WI - Music Fights Back Fest w/ Boboflex, Shallow Side, and Never Say Die

w/ Shallow Side

6/27 - Fargo, ND - Nestor
6/28 - Mankato, MN - Red Rocks
6/29 - Dubuque, IA - The Venue
6/30 - TBA
7/1 - North Platte, NE - Sculley's Shooters
7/6 - Spokane, WA - The Pinnacle
7/7 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse
7/8 - Portland, OR - Rock Hard PDX
7/9 - Lewiston, ID - 3rd Wheel
7/11 - Jerome, ID - Diamondz
7/12 - TBA

w/ Dead Horse Trauma/ The Life Tour

7/13 - TBA
7/14 - Danville, IL - Vintage Villains
7/15 - Peoria, IL - Rail II
7/16 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
7/18 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
7/19 - TBA
7/20 - TBA
7/21 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's
7/22 - Des Moines - Wooly's






For More Information Please Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/vycesofficial/
http://vycesofficial.com
https://www.instagram.com/vycesofficial/
www.twitter.com/vycesofficial

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Moonspell Announce Special Portuguese Shows & New Album: '1755' Out On November 3rd!


[ photo by Paulo Mendes / Pfm.photo ]


Moonspell Announce Portuguese Shows & New Album!


NAPALM RECORDS, MOONSPELL and Alma Mater Records (band’s owned label) are proud to announce that there will be three shows in Portugal for the release of MOONSPELL’s new album '1755': a concept album, sung in Portuguese, about the Great Lisbon Earthquake, of 1755.
They will have a double date hometown- show in Lisbon where you enjoy the band's annual Halloween party as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November MOONSPELL will take the event to the city of Porto, as part of the '1755' first three announced dates:

30th + 31st Oct - LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov - HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO


These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from their main label Napalm Records. 

At the shows you will have the chance to buy the upcoming record exclusively and straight from the band and watch them destroy Lisbon and Porto. The ticket holder will get a free CD or vinyl edition (first 500 tickets, the edition will be signed by the band!). The new album '1755' will hit the stores on the 3rd of November in Europe via Napalm Records. Presales will be announced soon, but you can already get your ticket to Lisbon and Porto right now!

More info about tickets, reservations and information at:
www.letsgo.pt

Limited regular tickets for sale coming in September.
VIP Wolfpack deals are available, please contact:
vip@moonspell.com



Moonspell commented on these upcoming shows:
"On these shows we’re gonna play 1755 in its entirety but also recover some obscure stuff we haven’t been playing for many years.

1755 is a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city.

It’s mostly a Metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and vocals and lyrics which invoke the agony of that day. The band was also concerned in recreating the end of the 18th century Lisbon and there will be lots of fusion, percussion and a melodic approach to that time and to the atmosphere the great city of Lisbon enjoyed back then.

There will be ten powerful, surprising songs that echo remotely to some of Moonspell previous efforts like Under the Moonspell or alpha Noir. But make no mistake! This is MOONSPELL as you never heard them before, with the fire of their native Language Portuguese and 900 years of History to unveil!

An historical, rigorous, serious, artistic record. A black beast from Portugal that the Metal scene so craves for.“




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ORDEN OGAN Announce ‘Gunmen’ Tour With Special Guests Rhapsody Of Fire



ORDEN OGAN announce ‘Gunmen’ Tour with Special Guests Rhapsody Of Fire!


The German melodic power metal institution ORDEN OGAN will embark on their next headlining European tour this October and November. With them on the road: their new studio record ‘Gunmen’ and the special guests RHAPSODY OF FIRE.
They will play the sole UK show of the tour at the O2 Islington on 7th November.

ORDEN OGAN, Germany’s premier power metallers, have exceeded themselves with their new (5th) studio album, titled ‘Gunmen’, out July 7th. Undoubtedly, the band has delivered their heaviest but at the same time also most melodic piece of work. With their latest studio album “Ravenhead” (2015), ORDEN OGAN toured Europe supporting HammerFall and later Powerwolf, before running their first own European headlining tour in March 2016. “Ravenhead” became a chart success in several European countries, with #16 in the German album chart marking their all-time best result. Now “Gunmen” continues the band’s track record, combining classic Teutonic metal with a modern production on international top level. All this results in 10 metal hymns for eternity!



On October 13th, the band’s next headlining tour will kick off – and it’s about to become one of the year’s best melodic metal tours for sure. Italian symphonic power metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE will be ORDEN OGAN’s special guests this time and another high-class supporting act will be announced soon as well. RHAPSODY OF FIRE have just released their new album ‘Legendary Years’ that features re-recordings of old classics and was mixed and mastered by ORDEN OGAN singer/producer Seeb. On this tour they will present new singer Giacomo Voli and the new drummer Manuel Lotter (ex-Emil Bulls).



The ‘Gunmen’ album consists of 10 songs, including a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track ‘Come With Me To The Other Side’.

‘Gunmen’ was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently has also completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire release ‘Legendary Years’.

Pre-order 'Gunmen' album here: http://shop.afm-records.de/de/search?sSearch=gunmen&p=1&o=1

Sales link for all Orden Ogan products: http://shop.afm-records.de/de/cat/index/sCategory/55?p=1



http://www.ordenogan.de/
https://www.facebook.com/ORDENOGAN
https://twitter.com/ORDENOGAN

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blackout Stream Whole New Album 'The Horse'

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NYC trio BLACKOUT Streaming Forthcoming Album Via Noisey


NYC trio Blackout are streaming their forthcoming album The Horse ahead of release in its entirety starting today via Noisey. Hear and share The Horse album HERE: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/psych-doom-trio-blackout-rides-again-on-new-lp-the-horse

Ask any New Yorker what makes them special and they'll all tell you something different. But there's something very particular about a city so condensed with a vast range of humanity all facing myriad daily challenges that gives its rock music a brash, direct aggression, unlike other places. Case in point, NYC trio Blackout's take on doom and stoner rock is filled with a gritty, mechanistic heft unlike bands of their ilk from anywhere else.

Subsumed within the greasy grooves of The Horse there are echoes of NYC heavy legends like Helmet, Cro-Mags, Judge, Prong and others -- not as intentional homage, but rather a vibe that permeates and inadvertently gives its bands a unique power that few can match.

After a brief hiatus between the March 2015 release of their self-titled sophomore album on RidingEasy Records, Blackout has regrouped and (ahem) gotten back on The Horse for an 8-song blast of riffs that does not fuck around.

On one fateful day in July 2016, with a handful of mushrooms and a bottle of tequila, vocalist/guitarist Christian Gordy set out to write an entire new Blackout record. Following the departure of original drummer Taryn Waldman earlier that year, the band's fate was uncertain. But, Gordy's writing foray resulted in a wellspring of inspiration and by happenstance, he contacted drummer Adam Taylor who had just parted with his band Ghost Punch. Within two months of banging out riffs with bassist Justin Sherrell, Blackout was back in action.

The Horse was recorded over 4 days in September 2016 at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighbourhood, which the band describes as "a whirlwind session laced with loads of buds, Petey's burgers and lipstick."

Or, described by Blackout themselves: "What you have before you now is a messy plate of meat, slathered in weird sauces. A haunted steak from from Centaurus A to sink your dirty fangs into. Sit back, crack a semi cold one, maybe get some snacks... and turn this motherfucker up to 8."

The Horse will be available on LP, CD and download July 14, 2017 via Riding Easy Records.

Artist: Blackout
Album: The Horse
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: July 14, 2017

01. Graves
02. Let 'Em Ride
03. Roach Bites
04. Rat Spirit
05. Amnesia
06. Mean Pads
07. Holy Wood
08. The Horse

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Bloodstock Festival Announces GraViL Plus Band Unleash New Music Video 'Detonate'



London Metallers GraViL Added To Bloodstock Festival Line-up & They Release New Video 'Detonate'!


The latest announcement by Bloodstock Open Air this past Tuesday sees the London melodeath group GRAVIL confirmed for the prestigious Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday 14th August. This new addition to the bill once again demonstrates Bloodstock's commitment to championing new bands in the metal community.

"We are honoured to be a part of Bloodstock Open Air 2017" says GraViL vocalist Grant Stacey. "Each year this spiritual home of heavy metal somehow betters the year before. We have each spent a lot of time on the hallowed ground of Catton Park, witnessing stunning new bands, the earth shattering veterans of the main stage and embracing the metal music community that we have come to call our family. Now we are privileged to grace the SOPHIE stage, whose very name represents the strength and pride of our brotherhood. See you there!"

2017 has seen a resurgence for GraViL. Their sophomore album 'No More Forgiveness' was released in May and has being going down a storm with media and the band's fanbase. With various premieres by the likes of Metal Hammer, Scuzz TV, Terrorizer and more, GraViL have now unleashed the music video for elite track 'Detonate'.


Watch the new music video 'Detonate' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQXvmfPejmA



This new video clip shows the group in a high-octane performance which also features three versions of the mysterious woman, 'Obliti'... the present broken self, a lost dream of grandeur and the self-loathing dark entity which destroyed it.

"'Detonate' is a personal song drawn from a negative situation", explains Stacey, "The video captures the lyrics perfectly... it tackles loss, taking charge and using the anger, rage and sadness to triumph over the overwhelming paint that the loss entails... hence detonating."

Whilst the song and video reflect important issues in our society, it didn't stop the band from taking time out to have fun on set and inflict 'crabcore' on non-believers.

"On the way to the video shoot we discussed how low our guitarists get to the floor during live shows. Sparx (bass) mentioned it was called crabcore and a confused Charlie (Webster, guitar) refused point blank to believe there was such a thing. Like a red rag to a bull this spurred us onto mischief, leading to the band shouting "crab it" during the performance sections and band members having to get as low as physically possible to the floor without taking the soles of their feet off the ground."

GraViL's new album 'No More Forgiveness' is available here: iTunes Big Cartel

'Detonate' on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rDIljI


GraVIL live:

23rd June - COVENTRY, Arches (w/ Metaprism)
8th July - BURNLEY, Sanctuary Rock Bar (w/ Metaprism, Today, They Are Older)
14th Aug - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Sophie Lancaster Stage) http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/

Monday, 19 June 2017

REVIEW: A Killer's Confession - Unbroken




A Killer's Confession is led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis. The album was recorded in Kentucky, and the anticipated debut comes thanks to David Ellefson of Megadeth’s EMP Label Group. For their debut, they enlisted some friend's and exciting guests appearances to add to the intrigue which raises the stakes high for their first offering...

Opening track 'Awakening' is a short and unhinged scene setter for what lies ahead. Stand out track and latest single 'Rebirth' is atmospheric, melodic and consuming with prominent bass and powerful drums.

The first single self-named title track, 'A Killer's Confession' features none other than Brian 'Head' Welch from Korn on guitar. It sounds strange and eerie through the use of electronic sounds and is a must hear. This is one menacing and crushing track which wouldn't sound out of place on an actual Korn album.

The second half of the album treats us to more guest collaborations with 'Sympathy' offering up something completely different to what we have witnessed so far, in this almost balladesque type track with beautiful vocals from Kimberly Freeman of the Goth Rock 'n' Roll act One-Eyed Doll.

Next up we see metallers from Connecticut Dead By Wednesday on 'I Will Define' which gets off to an alarming start, before going on to become one of the most memorable songs with great dynamics, driving riffs and contrasting clean and fierce vocals.

Continuing the theme of guests 'Judas Kiss' features Revillusion which as result is more heavily electronic driven and has stomping catchy melodies throughout and is cleverly constructed with an industrial dance rave vibe.

Closing the album is track thirteen titled 'Purification' featuring HEX. It is ominous and bizarre with sinister hard to understand vocals that sound like its malfunctioning at times, accompanied by a strong industrial metal sound that ties in with the earlier 'Judas Kiss'.

'Unbroken' is a diverse metal album that has something for everyone, from industrial nu-metal vibes to melodic alt rock and mainstream metal and lot's of brilliant guest appearances to make a bigger impact. This is a solid, dark and infectiously catchy offering that is wonderfully executed.





Watch the lyric video for 'A Killer's Confession':






http://www.akillersconfession.com

https://www.facebook.com/akillersconfession/



Sunday, 18 June 2017

NEW ENGLAND’S MAMMOTHOR RELEASES 'DEVOTION LOST', NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'FAITH HEALER', #7 MOST-ADDED AT METAL RADIO

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MAMMOTHOR Releases New LP 'Devotion Lost' & New Video For 'Faith Healer'!


NEW ENGLAND Hard Rock/Metal act Mammothor have released their new LP, DEVOTION LOST, which debuted at #3 on the New England-based Bull Moose charts. The album was recorded at New Alliance Audio in Cambridge, MA (Godsmack, Powerman 5000), mixed and engineered by Kyle Paradis (I Was Awake), and mastered by Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Tesla, Nonpoint) at MASTERSUITE. DEVOTION is 12 tracks of full-on East Coast Rock fury, becoming the #7 most added album at Metal Radio.

Devotion Lost sees MAMMOTHOR, long a staple in the New England Rock scene who have shared stages with the likes of Living Colour, Saving Abel, Fuel, Powerman 5000, Orgy, Eve 6, Hinder, Ted Nugent and more, vocalist Travis Lowell, Josh Johnson (guitar), Dana Sharpton (guitar), Dusty Mulholland (bass – studio only), and Nick Raby (drums) straying drastically at times from their blues-rock roots and delving into bold, progressive new territory.

Opener "Howling Baying Jackal" recalls classic heavy metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, followed up by "Skin" an edgy alt-metal burner, with a dark, chanting core. The lyrics to "Skin" additionally provided inspiration for the eye-catching album art on Devotion Lost, created by Italian graphic designer Maurizio Piccinelli. The first single "Faith Healer" sees the band settling into a more classic hard-rock style with a tune that’s radio-ready while still maintaining a dark, progressive Metal edge. The back-to-back duo of "Shadows of Oblivion" and "Elusive Engineer" sees Devotion Lost making perhaps the starkest stylistic shift; from screaming vocals and guitar driven heavy metal on "Shadows" to a melodic, moody ballad in the form of "Engineer".

The album is rounded out by "Blood-Soaked Candy Heart", "a twisted love story," according to vocalist Travis Lowell, followed by the band’s re-imagining of their previous track "Tyrannicide", and the crushing, "Pillar of Simeon".

Track List:

1. Howling Baying Jackal

2. Skin

3. Anatma

4. Faith Healer

5. Shadows of Oblivion

6. Elusive Engineer

7. This Is Not An Exit

8. Generation Thief

9. Blood-Soaked Candy Heart

10. Launch Pad

11. Tyrannicide

12. Pillar of Simeon



For more information visit MAMMOTHOR at www.mammothor.com.

Faith Healer (Official Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC4ysOgXnpI
Faith Healer (Guitar/Drum Playthrough): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjcWe-hs1Kw
Howling Baying Jackal (Guitar Playthrough):
https://youtu.be/6bZ_jhd_m4Q
Tyrannicide (Guitar Solo Playthrough): https://youtu.be/DYx4r1UyR40
Devotion Lost Teaser #1: https://youtu.be/wxOUfEdBTX8
Devotion Lost Teaser #2: https://youtu.be/oLuuHSTAJ1w
Devotion Lost Teaser #3: https://youtu.be/AZAfJrzXBjY

EXIT EDEN Announces Debut Album "Rhapsodies in Black"!



photo credit: Christian Barz


Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: EXIT EDEN!

The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise EXIT EDEN’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.

EXIT EDEN’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and much more! Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon! 

Stay tuned for more updates on EXIT EDEN!



"Rhapsodies in Black" tracklist:

1. Question Of Time
2. Unfaithful
3. Incomplete
4. Impossible
5. Frozen
6. Heaven
7. Firework
8. Skyfall
9. Total Eclipse
10. Paparazzi
11. Fade To Grey





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Saturday, 17 June 2017

RUTS DC TO HEADLINE WESTWORLD CALLING Plus CHELSEA, CHRON GEN AND 1919

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RUTS DC will headline the first ever Westworld Calling show, which takes place in London on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at O2 Islington Academy.

Joining them on a stellar bill are Chelsea, Chron Gen and 1919, all Westworld Recordings label mates.

RUTS DC + CHELSEA + CHRON GEN + 1919

September 2017

2nd LONDON – Westworld Calling @ O2 Islington Academy

Doors are at 5:00 pm and tickets are available via Stargreen (02077348932 / www.stargreen.com)

With their roots undoubtedly deeply set in the initial mid-to-late seventies punk explosion, The Ruts, and then RUTS DC, very quickly developed into a musical hybrid that took in so much more than the basic three-chord-1234 that dominated much of what was labelled as punk. Already accomplished musicians, they effortlessly weaved reggae, ska, dub, rock and post-punk influences into a musical catalogue that is as inspiring and powerful now as it was when it was created.

The tragic death of their original frontman Malcolm Owen in 1980, and then their guitarist Paul Fox in 2007 is well documented. Last year saw Ruts DC - John ‘Segs’ Jennings (bass and vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums), Leigh Heggarty (guitar) release their first full album of rock music since ‘Animal Now’ album in 1980. ‘Music Must Destroy’ released last September was definitely worth the wait, garnering praise from all corners of the world including album of the year in Vive Le Rock magazine.

Check out the video for the “Psychic Attack” single here:
http://vivelerock.net/ruts-dc-exclusive-video-premiere/



Punk legends CHELSEA were there at the start and are still going strong today. Formed in August of that year by mainstay Gene October with former members William Broad (Billy Idol), Tony James and John Towe they made their debut on October 18, 1976, at London’s ICA.

After line-up changes (when the aforementioned jumped ship to form Generation X) they released the first in a string of classic punk anthems starting with “Right To Work” early in 1977 on Step Forward Records and have consistently delivered through a forty year career, most of which is now available on three massive Anthology box sets released last year on Westworld Recordings.

Currently recording the follow-up to their latest new studio album 'Saturday Night Sunday Morning' from 2015 Chelsea will be busy throughout the foreseeable future.



CHRON GEN
were never typical of the bands they shared stages with in the early 80’s – their sound was always different – more melodic, powerful and considered, although it would be fair to say that the promise for much more was never realised; expectations never met . . . . . until now.

Their latest album, “This is the Age” is well titled – It is Chron Gen’s coming of age. The contemporary production combines a diverse collection of thought provoking lyrics and classic song structures to create an audio experience that matches the energy of their live performances.

This album isn’t reserved for the punk old guard. Far from it – it is 21st-century rock that will appeal to music fans of all generations and genres. It is fresh, different and exciting. Every song deserves its place on the album, although there are many stand out numbers, such as Maybe Baby, Jump and Love this City.

1919 formed in December 1980 in Bradford and set about recording heavy, melodic, intense dance music with no frills and pretentions. The band were an early contributor to what became the Goth genre.” (Gods and Alchoves) 1919 had chart success with the singles “Caged”, “Repulsion” and “Cry Wolf” as well as the 1984 LP “Machine”, and recorded two Peel Sessions.

Earlier this year released their second full-length album ‘Bloodline’ on Westworld.

WESTWORLD RECORDINGS has been building up quite a roster over the past couple of years. Frontline signings with new albums released includes the four bands mentioned above along with Peter Hook And The Light, Gene Loves Jezebel, Anti Pasti and Department S.

As well as classic re-issues from a virtual who’s who of the seventies and eighties street outfits like Discharge, Exploited, Toy Dolls, Anti-Nowhere League, Vice Squad, GBH, Extreme Noise Terror, Green Day, Angelic Upstarts, UK Subs, Bad Brains, Poison Idea, DOA, The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers, 999, Spear Of Destiny and The Fall to name a few.