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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, ClĂ©mentine 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.

The Crawling Release New Video For 'The Right To Crawl'









Irish doom trio The Crawling have released a new video, 'The Right To Crawl'. Watch the new video below!






The Right To Crawl' is the second single from the album from the band’s debut album Anatomy Of Loss, which was released recently.

Vocalist & guitarist Andy Clarke says the song, "was initially on our EP In Light of Dark Days, and always goes down well live, so we opted to re-record it for Anatomy Of Loss. I'm so pleased we did as it fits in beautifully amongst the new tracks, and really benefits from the improved production. Lyrically, the track has always been a favourite of mine. It is a song about strength, and the choices people make when faced with adversary. Few things in life are easy, but on occasion we have to deal with things we would rather not. The easy option is the default 'roll over and submit,' but I have watched many people gather themselves up, and move on through the most desperate times; I admire that. 'The Right To Crawl' is from the perspective of one of those people, encouraging those that need to find that fortitude to survive."

Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single 'Choking On Concrete,' which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.

Now with Anatomy Of Loss brought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death...) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.




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Friday, 16 June 2017

LIVE REVIEW (Dark Art Conspiracy): Download Festival, Donnington Park, UK 9-11th June 2017 (System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith)



Photo credit: Matt Eachus – Download Festival 2017 (Biffy Clyro)




So I went to the biggest rock/metal festival in the UK for Dark Art Conspiracy check out my Download Festival UK 2017 live review here!

https://darkartconspiracy.com/2017/06/15/live-review-download-festival-system-of-a-down-biffy-clyro-aerosmith-donnington-park-uk-9th-11th-june-2017/


My review features Motionless In White, Four Year Strong, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets Of Rage, System Of A Down (Headliners), Hackivist, Creeper, Alestorm, Suicide Silence, AFI, A Day To Remember, Wednesday 13, Rob Zombie, Biffy Clyro (Headliners), Orange Goblin, In Flames, Steel Panther, Opeth, Slayer and finally Sunday headliners Aerosmith.


Enjoy and bring on Download Festival 2018!!



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https://downloadfestival.co.uk/


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https://twitter.com/DownloadFest