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REVIEW: Re-Armed - 'Ignis Aeternum'

Finnish melodic death metallers RE-ARMED unleash their fourth highly anticipated album on June 5th via Black Lion Records titled Ignis Aeternum which is Latin for 'fire forever' which seems a very fitting title for what is to come...

Opening track 'Dive Within' is powerful and fast throughout with quick fierce vocal bursts matching the speed and tone of the instruments wonderfully. It ends on a ambient beautiful note and gives you everything and more to keep you gripped.

Soaring single 'Beyond The Horizon' features endless resonant and striking guitars which makes it exhilarating throughout, as well as memorable clean vocals in the chorus, making a nice contrast to the harsher vocals and acts as a brilliant representative track for the band and album. It is solid and slick with technical instrumentation and tonnes of depth, something the band thrives on. This is one to stick on repeat.

'Ode To Life' opens with some strong and prominent bass and great le…

RIVIA RELEASE LATEST SINGLE - A PROTEST AGAINST OUR FAILING EDUCATION SYSTEM

RIVIA, the four-piece band from Liverpool, announce Down & Out as their third independent single release and it comes with a message about lack of creativity in our education system.

Down & Out tells the story of each band members struggle as young musicians trying to make their way in the local scene. Many musicians can relate to the constant mocking of their ambitions from others, negative comments like ‘get a real job’ or ‘you are wasting your time’. “That mindset has to change” says Matt, “Ambition and creativity, should be encouraged, not discouraged”.

Being locked inside amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, band mates Matt, Warren, Peter and Chris wanted to use their next single as a message, that message is one of creativity. The question of what to do with all this free time for many is a difficult question to answer. The boys from RIVIA want to encourage people to let their creativity flourish.

Throughout our childhood we are told at school we must learn x, y and z and that lea…

The United Rock Nations (T.U.R.N.) Release Debut Single 'Forgotten Souls'

The United Rock Nations (T.U.R.N.) is a quality band that has broken the norm of music making. They create music together in separate locations around the world. Hailing with the inspiration of Guns N’ Roses, Scorpions, Skid Row, Def Leppard and Van Halen. This band brings the familiarity of the 80s into 2020.

Originally formed by Hammer Head (Bass,USA) and Daniel Valberg(Vocals, Sweden) as a cover project. Hammer and Daniel realizes they figured a formula to start an original band that has rarely been done before. After they realized they had potential, Hammer found a multi-instrument musical genius in Graham Lane(Guitar,Keyboards, England). The three started working on songs that had been laying around in their catalog.

Once the band started rolling they continued to perfect their craft of remote recording and writing together, Hammer then recruiter his talented brother DES Samita (Guitar, USA). There was still a missing piece and after many try outs and failures the band didn’t giv…

Vesicarum 'Reign Of Terror' EP Is Out Now

One Eyed Toad Records Proudly Present: Vesicarum - Reign Of Terror.

Vesicarum are a visceral five-piece death metal band from Kent, UK, bursting at the seams with brutal energy - featuring frantic, technical riffing; topped off with frontman Glynn Neve’s signature vocal style.

The band was originally created in 2016 as a solo project by Glynn, growing in early 2018 to include guitarists Martin Shipton and James Thompson, bassist Orla Blue Reed and drummer Donal McGee.

The name, ‘Vesicarum’ - meaning ‘to fester’, in Latin is an ode to the sinister nature of the band’s music and lyrical content. Featuring darker subjects including serial killers and The Ankou (The Graveyard Watcher), the central lyrical theme is hatred - the band describe their music as “an adrenaline rush that is a great escape from the stresses and strains of life.”

2020 sees the release of Vesicarum’s savage debut EP, Reign Of Terror - featuring lead single, The Sick And The Depraved.

Check out the video for singl…

Life Renewed Debut "By Faith" (Feat. Alvin Triplett of BoughtXBlood & Nick West)

LIFE RENEWED debuts their first single "By Faith" feat. Alvin Triplett of BoughtXBlood and Nick West. A project founded on the solid ground of faith that musician and producer Rob Volkoff believes in and began. A plan of music expression that focuses on life experiences and takes them to the heavier sounds of music manifestation. Debuting their first single "By Faith", Rob Volkoff has stepped into the realm of his own declaration of what he believes with his Passion Project. Having worked with several other Metalcore bands, it was time to release his vision through his own platform. "By Faith" is Volkoff's first from his up and coming EP Launching From Ground Zero due out sometime in late 2020. "

Check out the song below:


'"By Faith" features the vocalist Alvin Triplett of the Christian Metalcore Project BoughtXBlood from the Lynchburg, VA area with his harsh vocals and Nicholas West on clean vocals. This was the first song written in…

Belgian Stoner/Progressive/ Metal/Rock band BufferState releases debut music video for 'Archean'

Belgian Stoner/Progressive/ Metal/Rock band BufferState releases its very first music video.

The song this video is about is called “Archean”, taken from their first EP 'Anthropy' which came out on Nov 10th 2018 as an Independent Release.

The video for “Archean” can be found here:

https://youtu.be/76EOUuPiHxY



Together with Josse de Maesschalk(aka WAANZIN), BufferState has now released their first music video.

The song is an archetype of the band’s very particular, uncompromising sound.

The lyrical theme is aggressive at first sight, very militaristic and us-versus-them. Having most fun when being creative, the story has been rewritten from scratch to the same theme for this video. Still, the images of the video match the feeling of the original lyrics and, of course, the flow of the song.



BufferState is extremely proud of this cooperation with the up-and-coming movie talent of Josse de Maesschalk(aka WAANZIN). Creativity, community, engaging with other artists, that’s what it’s abou…

Static-X Releases Official Music Video for Brand New Song "All These Years," Featuring Vocals by Wayne Static! New Official Release Date for Project Regeneration Vol. 1 July 10, 2020

Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X has released the official music video for "All These Years," the second single off of their upcoming album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1. The song features lead vocals by the legendary late front-man WAYNE STATIC. Directed by Xer0 and co-directed by MATT ZANE, the clip is a campy narrative set in the bedroom of a young WAYNE STATIC back in the 1970’s, who comes face to face with his future rock star self through his black and white television.

The band says that the idea was inspired by the song lyrics for “All These Years:”

“It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great” says drummer KEN JAY. “These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about …

Creature Creature announce new album release date for 'Two Finger Tantrum' with their second official single 'Broken Windows'

Brighton five piece Indie-Punk rockers Creature Creature had originally announced their debut album Two Finger Tantrum back in February of this year but due to the on going global pandemic the Brighton band had to push the album back.

Creature Creature are now set to release Two Finger Tantrum on the tenth of July through their own label Creature Eats Records with the preorders going live from Friday the fifteenth of May. To celebrate the new release date of Two Finger Tantrum they have released the very adpt album artwork along with new single Broken Windows.

"This is the oldest song on the album and the first real signs that things were changing from our folk-punk roots when we began writing it. Originally written as an ode to the struggles of the working man, almost eerie comparisons can also be made to the state of the world in 2020” says Creature Creature frontman Scully.

Check out the new song 'Broken Windows' below:



Creature Creature have teamed up with producer Tom…

Fleshgod Apocalypse release bass playthrough video for 'The Fool'

It is one of these songs that makes both musicians and audience hold their breath: Italian orchestral death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE release a bass playthrough for one of their most demanding songs - "The Fool", a both epic and brute masterpiece taken from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE's 2016 album "King".

Check out the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BikqWvokc1M



The band states,"'The Fool' is one of our most popular songs and, at the same time, one of the most challenging to perform live. That's why we chose it for the second installment in our series of playthrough videos. Have fun watching it!"


Veleno Across Europe Tour 2020
w/ EX DEO
01.10. D Übach-Palenberg - Rockfabrik
02.10. NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
03.10. F Paris - Petit Bain
04.10. UK London - The Underworld Camden
06.10. F Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
07.10. E…

Psychostick Livestreams Poised to Surpass $10,000 in Donations to COVID-19 Relief this Thursday, May 14th

Legendary Comedy Metal Band PSYCHOSTICK has been live streaming their hilarious "Cabin Fever Concerts" every Thursday (on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook) for the past 2 months to help keep people sane during the Spring 2020 shelter-in-place, and fans have enthusiastically turned out with every week. Along with their shows, the band has donated over $9,000 to various charities--a different charity every week--so far to fight COVID-19, and expect to break $10,000 in donations this Thursday, May 14th.



The charities receiving donations include: Project C.U.R.E., CDC Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, International Rescue Committee, Direct Relief, & Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund.

"Perhaps I'm losing my mind, but I've laughed harder at certain points during these past 8 streamed performances than I have in years. It's more casual than a typical concert, it allows for more spontaneous insanity. We'…

TRANK's New Video For First Single "Chrome" Out Now

Today, French alternative rockers TRANK have released a video for their first single 'Chrome', taken from their upcoming debut full-length album, "The Ropes" due for release later this year. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rTVUDL2Mf9A



Stated the band on new single and video:
"Today is the day ! Our new music video "Chrome" is out !
The song is a tribute to the band's biker friends: the lyrics are a "prayer" (of sorts) in celebration of their love of freedom and the open roads, and the music is quintessential TRANK - high-power alternative metal blended with post-punk electronics into an intense, irresistible ride. The video was shot during the band's breakthrough live performances opening for such major acts as Deep Purple or Anthrax in Eastern Europe, after their early singles caught the attention of both giant acts - as well as Disturbed and Papa Roach. Recorded in France with band co producer and seasoned recording engineer …

REEPER premieres two singles from debut album "Get Your Ecstasy"

Reeper is a Metal band founded in 2016 and located in Catalonia, Spain. Although the group has gone through some changes in its formation, it has always been commanded by its guitarist, composer and founder Elías Andrada.

In 2020, the group will release its first LP, produced by David Palau, with the objective of becoming a well known metal band in Spain, as well as in the rest of the world.

Reeper's first album, entitled "Get Your Ecstasy," will be released soon. Two singles belonging to that LP have already been released:


""Egypt" is a song that was born from a powerful riff, and that mixes many of my different musical influences", states Elías. "Many nuances of the 2000s predominate in this song, since I am a great admirer of the Nu Metal genre. However, the producer with whom I work contributed his imprint so that a quite varied tune came out. If you listen well to the song, there are many loops and effects characteristic of techno music, alt…

RE-ARMED: Finnish melodeath group drops new single; album 'Ignis Aeternum' comes this June via Black Lion Records

Finnish melodeath unit Re-Armed unleashed the lyric video for “Ode to Life” which features guitar solo contribution from Euge Valovirta (CyHra). The track serves as the second single from their upcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, slated for worldwide release on 05th June via Black Lion Records.

Re-Armed informs: “We consistently choose to challenge both ourselves and the world around us. Breaking all boundaries is part of our writing process these days. This song is a good example of it. Metal music is generally full of cliches when it comes to song and album themes but we wanted to avoid most of these obvious cliches. Ode to Life dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is literally an ode to life itself, to our biodiversity, to our home planet Earth. So instead of all death, misery, and negativity, we do have positive messages within this song and in the whole album.”

Watch the video below:





Hailing from Kerava, Finland, Re-Armed has been around since 2001. Over the c…

Ottawa Hardcore Fractures & Outlines Set Quarantine On Fire With New Single "Kerosene"

A year after unleashing their debut album “Defenseless”, FRACTURES & OUTLINES, post-hardcore from Gatineau, Canada have new single to share with fans during these stay the fvck home COVID days. Teaming up once again with producer Joe Lyko (Dark Moon Productions) along with guest vocals from Salem Trials frontman Jericho Spencer-Champagne, the new track is Entitled "Kerosene" and it's ready to set your quarantined moshpit ablaze to an even hotter soundtrack.

The band comments:

“A political song about uprising against the establishment; burning down what was built before us so we can rebuild it again. It is a song about unification and brotherhood, and not being afraid to fight for a better world. It features anthemic choruses and fast-paced, aggressive verses.”

Listen to "Kerosene" here:



The single will be available on digital platforms for download and stream as of May 8, 2020.

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NORTHTALE Release Bill Hudson's Guitar Playthrough Video For 'Shape Your Reality'

Last year, Swedish-American power metal supergroup NORTHTALE released their successful debut album "Welcome To Paradise" via Nuclear Blast. The band release a new playthrough video for 'Shape Your Reality', watch here how Bill Hudson shreds the song: https://youtu.be/mh8QAb39lgE

Guitarist Bill Hudson comments: “I hope everyone is staying safe, wherever they are. It seems unreal to think we’re actually living through this, but it’s giving me an opportunity to get a good headstart on the songs for our next album! I already have about half of it written and it will be time for pre production soon. For the time being, i want to go back to the first album and release the guitar playthrough for the song that started it all for the band, Shape Your Reality! Since you’ll be home anyway, check it out and share it with your friends! ”
Last year, NORTHTALE played two concerts in Japan as part of the Evoken Fest. In case you missed it, watch the video for 'Time To Rise', …

Sinisthra (ft. Amorphis' Tomi Joutsen) New Music Video 'Eterne'

Finland’s Sinisthra featuring Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen are sharing the new music video for single 'Eterne' off their forthcoming album, “The Broad and Beaten Way” due out May 15, 2020 via Rockshots Records.

Listen to 'Eterne' at the following links:
Music Video HERE.
Spotify HERE.



The band adds:

'"Eterne' is the most straight- forward song on the album, almost a total opposite to the first single "Closely Guarded Distance". It's the album opener and sets the stage for things to come, with the expulsion from Eden taking place and everything irredeemably changed. The video was shot in a ruined house that was my childhood home. It solidifies the fact that things can't be reversed although some echoes might remain of what used to be."

Best described as sadness tinged with despair and hope, “The Broad and Beaten Way” encapsulates raw emotion set against heavy and brooding music. This album comes 15 years after the debut record “Last…

Belgian fusion metal band October Changes release new single & lyric video

Belgian band October Changes released their new single, called ‘Decay of Sleeping Beauty', as an Independent Release.

"The idea for this song was to tell a darker and somewhat lugubrious version of the tale Sleeping Beauty. But our goal is also to bring good music and to touch people with our songs and lyrics." // October Changes


Watch the lyric video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw2CzdH0qlk



October Changes brings an eclectic blend of symphonic, industrial and gothic metal, fused together with some electronic influences. The female vocalist delivers vocals that go from clean, more classic inspired to more powerful dark vocals. The result is a unique and variable sound that has the ability to reach beyond metal-music-lovers.


The October Changes single Decay of Sleeping Beauty' is distributed through streaming platforms such as Spotify, Amazone, Deezer, and many more. On Spotify the single can be found here:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fe6URndTACiRfw6tvOGdV…

Finland's Re-Armed releases new lyric video for 2nd single "Ode to Life"

Re-Armed released the new lyric video for "Ode to Life". The single is part of their fourth full-length album "Ignis Aeternum" which will be released worldwide on June 5th via Black Lion Records. The single contains featuring solo made by Euge Valovirta (CyHra, etc).

The band previously shared the music video "Beyond The Horizon", which is one of the most epic yet powerful songs the band has ever released. "Ode to Life" obviously continues to follow the course of epicness.

The band comments on the new single and lyric video: "We consistently choose to challenge both ourselves and the world around us. Breaking all boundaries is the part of our writing process these days. This song is a good example from it. Metal music is generally full of cliches when it comes to song and album themes but we wanted to avoid most of these obvious cliches. Ode to Life dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is literally an ode to life i…

Dutch melodic deathmetal-band Cyanide Paradise release new single + lyric video

On Friday the 10th of April 2020, Dutch melodic deathmetal-band Cyanide Paradise released the lyric video for their new single ‘Downfall’
This single is the successor to their debut EP 'Reach For The Stars' from 2019.

Check out the lyric video for the song below:



"The song Downfall tells of the inner conflict of a person trying to be as good and helpful as possible, but who is confronted with the harsh reality of living and surviving in a raw, post-apocalyptic world. In this way, the single ties in seamlessly, both thematically and musically, with the band’s 2019 debut EP ‘Reach For The Stars’, which was hailed for its unique, yet distinctly melodic death metal sound by several reviewers.

For this single Cyanide Paradise has collaborated with Yarne Heylen at Project Zero Studio, known as the bassist for death metal band Carnation. This has given the production quality of ‘Downfall’ a nice boost! // Cyanide Paradise”.


The single 'Downfall' is self-published and ha…

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Bulgarian symphonic metal band Metalwings release new song and video 'Still Believe In Us'

METALWINGS with the classically trained frontwoman Stela Atanasova have an exquisite singer whose bell-light and beguilingly feminine, operetta-like voice stands out high from the mass of the genre. With her violin, the soulful vocalist also conjures magical moments of sound.

Founded by allrounder Stela in 2010, she had a clear musical vision in mind from the start, making the catchy songs so compact, homogenous, compositionally perfect and altogether masterful. The fact that the enthusiastic music of these Bulgarian big-hearts wanders directly into the soul, is due to several strengths of the exceptionally artistic minds.

The hymn-melodic and epically uplifting CLASSIC SYMPHONIC METAL of the Sofia based formation combines the finest elements of classical music and the timeless world of opera. The fact that such music can be extremely powerful, without going into excessive degrees of hardness, the Bulgarians prove with absolute artistic bravura. Crisply added, sovereignly played rock …