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INTERVIEW - Act Of Denial: "we just want to play some early melodic death metal that we grew up with"

Act Of Denial is an international all-star melodic death metal project formed last year in 2020 during the pandemic. So far, they have just unleashed singles ahead of their debut album later in the year. The project was the creation of lead guitarist/songwriter and producer Vojan Koceic or Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), as he likes to be known and guitarist/lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak). Together they have assembled a hell of a line-up for their mighty metal project, which is currently comprised of vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra). Along with other prominent special guests such as Bobby Koelble (Death), Peter Wichers (ex Soilwork), Matias “IA” Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses, Sons of Apollo), who all contributed solos to the album. Their early melodic death metal sound and impressive line-up got my attention, so I had
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HRH AOR 9 HITS MANCHESTER BY STORM WITH STEELHEART, GOTTHARD, HEAT PLUS MORE ON ITS 9TH MELODIC CRUSADE

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Hell & Hollar Release New Single/Video "Siberian Hunter"

  Rock band HELL & HOLLAR are back with their latest single/video "Siberian Hunter" with The Label Group. An idea born on a three-string guitar found in a local dumpster many years ago was enough for this band to encapsulate their neural efforts and form the perfect conjunction to bring a mythical transcendental story into a musical work of art on multiple levels. The blending of this triangular junction came in the form of lyrics, songwriting, and animation. "Siberian Hunter" takes you sonically and visually on a trip. "Siberian Hunter" came to us through the band's bass player Johnny Dusko. He wrote the music long ago on an old three-string guitar he had found in a dumpster. When Johnny first showed us the song we knew it was for Hell & Hollar. He had already named the song "Siberian Hunter", this inspired lead vocalist, Blake Burn's lyrical content and deep tundra vibes. Nate Largent added his touch on the drums and then we

Transnational shoegaze/experimental trio healthyliving (Maud the moth, Falloch) share video for “until”

  healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Falloch) on bass, guitars, and production, Stefan Pötzsch on drums, and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth) on voice and lyric writing. The shoegaze/alternative trio released their two-track release, until, last month on digital/streaming platforms. Check out the video for 'until' below: “‘until’ was the first track written for the band, this was before we had any defined idea of what we were going to be doing as we hadn’t discussed the direction of the band before we had any music; it was informed on reacting to each other’s expression rather than a fixed direction,” shares Scott (bass, guitars). “Although ‘until’ is very different from ‘below’ they are both developed in the same emotive world but we are just responding to it in a different way, with ‘until’ being far more aggressive and ‘below’ having a much more introverted feel.” “For this video I tried the same approach as for ‘below’, but t

Finnish Hard Rockers MegaSnake Reveal Second Single 'Shame on Me'

  The Finnish power quartet MegaSnake has released their sophomore single "Shame on Me". The band's line-up is singer Richard ”Tipe” Johnson (Leningrad Cowboys, Gringos Locos, Apocalyptica's live line-up), Drummer Twist Twist Erkinharju (Peer Günt, Leningrad Cowboys, Los Bastardos Finlandeses), Guitar player Samuel Hjelt (Kings of Modesty, ex-Ancara) and bass player Henrik Tuura (Kings of Modesty, Killer Kachina) Check the music video: https://youtu.be/a3vMGpy4D2A Shame on Me: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3rSKVDb Bandcamp: https://megasnake.bandcamp.com/ Apple Music: https://apple.co/3rHRurK Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iXWO6w Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/243276332 Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/190495457 The second single starts off where the first single "Sun Don't Shine" ended - with Twist Twist Erkinharju's masculine baritone voice. After the countdown it's time to roll again. The lyrical theme is "big brother is watching

Backdrop Falls releases a documentary behind the process of making the record “There’s No Such Place As Home”

  As they’re about to get into the studio, Brazilian punkers Backdrop Falls have just released on their socials a mini doc, entitled “There’s No Such Place As Home Documentary”, where they go back and discuss pretty much everything about their first full-length and how it came about. The mini doc features each band member’s perspective on how the creative process of the songs took place and how the album itself came into being. They talk about songwriting, artwork, music videos, the reception that it has received overseas as well as what the band personally represents to them. Following the release of Big Lie’s music video, the documentary should end the cycle of the band’s debut album as they have currently been in the studio working on their upcoming effort, to be announced soon. Backdrop Falls is formed by Matheus Collyer (guitar/vocals), Rafael Neutral (guitar), Roger Capone (drums) and Ilton Tiger (bass), long-time musicians of the Latin American punk rock scene that have already

THE BLUE PRISON share new song + video “Kaleidoscope”

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INHUMAN CONDITION Release Teaser Video For Their “Tourantula” East Coast US Tour

  Florida death/thrash trio INHUMAN CONDITION release a teaser video for their first tour supporting their recently-released debut album Rat°God. The band has teamed up with Nice Guy Booking for an East Coast US run of “Tourantula”, kicking off on September 4th in Orlando. Support on the tour will come from Chicago-based death metal/black metal band CRUSADIST. Tickets will be on sale soon. The teaser can be viewed here or below: https://youtu.be/F8U00FxBaD0 Tourantula 2021 East Coast Tour dates: Sept 4 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub Sept 5 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 Sept 7 - Richmond, VA - Another Round Bar Sept 8 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII Sept 9 - Baltimore, MD - Shamrock Inn Sept 10 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz Sept 11 - Staten Island, NY - Mother Pugs Sept 12 - Albany, NY - Empire Sept 13 - Providence, RI - Alchemy Sept 14 - Turtle Creek, PA - Sub Alpine Sept 15 - Canton, OH - Buzzbin Sept 17 - Atlanta, GA - Vision Studios Sept 18 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive Sept 19 - Tampa, FL -