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Hard Rock Hell XIV Announce Day Splits & Extra Accommodation

  It's taken weeks of frantic negotiation, but Hard Rock Hell are beyond delighted to be able to announce that due to unprecedented demand additional capacity has been added at a sister HRH Site in Gt Yarmouth for Hard Rock Hell XIV which is to be held on November 4th-7th 2021! This means that accommodation packages, plus weekend and day tickets are available again NOW from www.hardrockhell.com until they run out. The HRH Sister Site is just a 6-minute taxi ride from the main arenas. Free parking will also be available at the event site. In addition, a limited number of campervan pitches are also available ( click here ) at just £130 (passes also required) for the whole weekend. If that wasn't enough, additional tickets have been made available for anyone who wishes to upgrade their existing package to include Thursday 4th. Weekend (Fri / Sat) ticket holders can click here or call 0207 193 1164 to add the Thursday night. To help fans decide which package to go for, the d

REVIEW: I Am Pariah - 'Charm Before The Storm' EP

  Rising British nu-metalcore trio I Am Pariah from Stoke On Trent, UK will self release their new three-track EP ‘Charm Before The Storm’ 27th November 2020. This release sees them turn things up a notch with more metal experimentation following the release of 2018's successful 'Procreate//Annihilate' EP. Opening track 'Suck It Up' is fast, varied and has an anthemic chorus aided by Benjamin Antony James unique vocals which help give them an extra edge. A decisive and crushing way to kick things off. 'Sicko' is the heaviest and most aggressive song featured on the EP and highlights their nu-metal sound most prominently with strong guitar work and an unhinged charged sound throughout which works wonderfully. The closing song 'Kill The Modern World' is the most diverse and experimental offering with stand out clean vocals and ambience throughout. The track takes an unexpected soaring twist towards the end, making it very expansive. 'Charm Before

Ben Blutzukker Releases Aeon Sable 'Dancefloor Satellite' Metal Cover/Remix

  German musician Ben Blutzukker releases a metal cover/remix version of  DANCEFLOOR SATELLITE which is the biggest hit so far by the gothic rockers  AEON SABLE from Essen. And in his current remix/cover-rage, BEN  BLUTZUKKER has now created the "Moshpit Satellite" out of it. Remixes are much more common in electronic music, but BEN would now like to establish remixing in the metal scene as well. The "BEN BLUTZUKKER vs VOODOMA" remix/cover came out two months ago and we can be curious to see how this chapter will continue in the next months. Webshop: https://BenBlutzukker.bandcamp.com Download & Stream: https://ben.blutzukker.com/AeonSable/ Ben Blutzukker https://spoti.fi/2Nm5RP1 https://ben.blutzukker.com https://instagram.com/BenBlutzukker https://facebook.com/BenBlutzukker https://youtube.com/BenBlutzukker https://twitter.com/BenBlutzukker Aeon Sable https://www.aeonsable.de/ https://www.facebook.com/aeonsable https://twitter.com/aeonsable

BLACK TREE VULTURES DROP NEW VIDEO 'RUN BACK TO THE DARK'

  Brit hard rockers BLACK TREE VULTURES drop brand new video 'RUN BACK TO THE DARK'! This is the second single release following their September release 'The Unforeseen' from their new EP 'III' which is set for release, February 12th 2021. Check out the video below: This track is emotionally hard-hitting, not just lyrically but also due to the circumstances that inspired its inception. It takes a huge amount of bravery to discuss your mental health and openly show your underbelly. This is exactly what has been done through this single and its message will resonate with all of its listeners. The single boasts punchy riffs, crushing grooves, huge hooks and is the second instalment of three singles from their upcoming EP 'III' - which will be released early next year. This track is emotionally hard-hitting, not just lyrically but also due to the circumstances that inspired its inception. Having worked on their previous release with Grammy-nominated p

MOTION DEVICE Release New Video "Blindfold It Away" + Album "Motion Device IV" Out Now

  Canada’s Motion Device have a new music video out for their single “Blindfold It Away”. The single comes from their recent album, “Motion Device IV” (or ‘MDIV’ for short), which was released on September 4, 2020. This is the fourth album from the DIY band who recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered the album by themselves in a studio that was completely crowdfunded by fans around the world. Motion Device says they owe their success so far to their fans and are extremely appreciative of their support through their careers. They expect that fans will enjoy the album and the music video that is being released. With a vision of taking fans on a journey, through their music, they encompass all emotions, happiness, sadness, joy, anger, excitement, “MDIV” is an emotional roller coaster that is easy to connect to. The band explains the single in their own words: “The beginning riff was the very first piece of music that began the writing process for the album. Josh first recorded the guitar

MYSTIC PEACH return with eerie new single WANNA BE MY DADDY?

  Southampton trio Mystic Peach return today with eerie new single Wanna Be My Daddy? It follows on from debut track Across The Pond and second single The Eye And The Twitch which saw support roll in from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Amy Lamé and Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, DIY, So Young Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit. Wanna Be My Daddy? is a spectral slice of grunge rock that isn’t afraid to tackle the tough questions and confronts vulnerability head on, with the lyrics acting as glorious juxtaposition against waves of psych and garage rock. Singer Curtis Gale details the track further: “'Wanna Be My Daddy?' is a story of experience about how the comfort in your own sexuality can be threatening to certain people. Small town mentality, prying eyes and assumptions giving rise to the purest form of irony. The questions, the staring and unsubstantiated accusations can go unnoticed even in your busy life. But when people go out of their way

HRH NWOCR Event Sells Out

  It is with great pride that HRH can announce that the very first HRH NWOCR Festival is SOLD OUT! Featuring Massive Wagons, Wayward Sons, Bad Touch, Massive, Ryders Creed and many many more, the event is currently scheduled to take place on January 23rd and 24th 2021 at the O2 Academy in Leicester. This new exciting event, typified by bands appearing on the New Wave of Classic Rock Facebook group and Hard Rock Hell Radio, has a unique circle of talent that will forge the future in this new modern style and sound of classic rock. Also available for pre-order are the stunning event tee and HRH NWOCR Vinyl Compilation – click here ! More details of the HRH NWOCR Compilation vinyl will be released later this week. https://hrhnwocr.com/

BAND-MAID Announce New Album & Upcoming Single

  Band-Maid is a Japanese rock band formed in 2013. I was lucky enough to witness their first-ever European live performance in the UK back in 2016 (check out my review of their show: https://www.madaboutrock.co.uk/2016/06/band-maid-mcm-comic-con-live.html ) so I thought I would look into what the band are up to now and what good timing as they have just announced a new album titled “Unseen World” which is due for release January 20th 2021. It looks like the band have come far since I saw them in 2016! Check out this live video of 'DOMINATION' which covers the final show of their "WORLD DOMINATION TOUR [SHINKA] PRESENTED BY LIVEDAM Ai" at Tokyo's LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on February 14th 2020: Ahead of the upcoming album, they are unleashing their first single taken from it on December 2nd 2020 called 'Different' which will be used as the opening theme song for anime "Log Horizon: Entaku Kaigi". Check out the first look at the CD: There are already so

INTRODUCING NEW BAND KING OF THE DEAD

  King of the Dead are a band that are not afraid to be bold. The 3 piece Horror Rock band are a celebration of the macabre and the weird. The music is anthemic and dark (think 30 Seconds To Mars meets Ghost) with driving guitars and soaring vocals. "Control" is the start of a 5 song story about sacrifice, possession and the occult. The single is accompanied by a lyric video with illustrations by artist Sam Mayle, it provides a glimpse into the world that the band inhabit. Spotify Profile Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1jasQ3fZhW9mZvVdo4LwZ2?si=y_-slkylRBybBz8JpCPgPQ Instagram: @kotdband tiktok: @kotdband Facebook: /kotdband

WELICORUSS To Play At Online Charity Mezivrchy Festival

  Symphonic Black Metal Lords WELICORUSS are set to play at online charity Mezivrchy Festival, taking place on December 19th, at 2 PM UTC+01 – DEC 20 AT 12 AM UTC+01. The band stated: "Friends, situation with pandemia, unfortunately, is not improving, this is understandable - now is that season which is rich in all kinds of respiratory diseases and for coronavirus this is a fertile ground. Nevertheless, we would like to make life of our fans, all metalheads as well as life of another cool guy Flori a little bit more interesting! That is why we accepted invitation from our "Brothers-in-arms" band Purnama, who is helping to organize this online-festival in cooperation with Mezivrchy Festival. That will be quite an important event for us, because we will not only bring our music to the masses and present our music there, but at the same time we really going to help someone! This guy Flori lives on the North of Czech Republic and he has muscular dystrophy which has greatly c

Rock/Metal Artist Robert Navajas Shares New Single & Tribute To Malcolm Young AC/DC With 'Dear Mr. Young'

  Rock/Metal artist Robert Navajas from Spain has just released a new single titled ''Dear Mr. Young''. As you may have guessed this is Robert's personal tribute to Malcolm Young from AC/DC and the Young family in general. Robert stated "AC/DC is the reason I picked up a guitar when I was 11. This song is nothing but a celebration of the best band ever." What a great tribute it is too as Robert shows off his mighty guitar skills in this swaggering solid melodic rock track that oozes with passion and dedication. Listen below: Robert's personal tribute is nicely timed as AC/DC have just impressively released their seventeenth studio album titled 'Power Up' on November 13th 2020. Listen on Spotify to 'Dear Mr. Young' : https://open.spotify.com/album/3rC4A0gNSbMtPWspauZFk2?si=5cOo_6meRVqumJbc20YjQA For more from Robert Navajas visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpZMXdkxn0k https://we.tl/t-GqvxR225BV https://www.facebook.com/robertna

UNTIL I WAKE RELEASES Official Music Video for "Foundations"

  Buffalo, NY based Hard-Rock / Metal-core band UNTIL I WAKE has released the official music video for their new single, "Foundations." The band's fifth single since their debut release in early 2020, "Foundations" was produced by Nick Matzkows with the music video directed by Alex Kouvatsos at Blackwolf Imagining. "'Foundations' is Until I Wake's 5th release since our debut earlier this year. This is a story that centers around distrust in a relationship." - UNTIL I WAKE UNTIL I WAKE is a four-piece Metal-core/Rock band from Buffalo, New York with explosive energy, a good look, a fresh new vibe, and a unique sound of their own that has been compared to bands such as Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Saosin & We Came As Romans. Since their debut on January 25th, they have landed multiple tracks on Spotify's Editorial Playlists and have hit over 1.5 Million Streams as an independent band. https://www.facebook.com/untiliwake/

Incinery release lyric video for 'Hollow Earth'

  UK Thrash Metallers, Incinery have released ‘Hollow Earth’, the third single from their sophomore album ‘Hollow Earth Theory’ which was released on Friday 30th October.  The song ‘Hollow Earth’ is the first track from the album and is the core theme of the album. 'Hollow Earth' discusses the concept of trying to escape one world of horror, but highlights how this often lands you in a new, but equally grim world. The single is released alongside a lyric video which was created by Very Metal Art.  Hollow Earth Theory is available to order at: https://incinery.bandcamp.com/merch Check out the lyric video below: Visit the band's website: www.incinery.com   www.facebook.com/incinery  Twitter: @incineryuk  

7 STONE RIOT RELEASE Single/Video "MANIPULATION"

  Birmingham, Alabama - 7 Stone Riot began the process of creating something different back in April just as everything began shutting down. The band decided it was time to create something unique that would speak their vision. Through their music, these perceptions, their "Manipulation" came together, and the main goal was solidified. The recording process of "Manipulation" converged through a make-shift studio and drums provided by the Bates Brothers Recording. From there, the recordings were sent to producer Ken Lanyon over at Stone Mountain Georgia and completed. "Manipulation" is a song that clearly brings perceptive visions in the direction the band has sent it. "The main point we’re trying to make with our new single "Manipulation" is every single person living is manipulated by something whether they want to believe it or not. I am the way I am because I was manipulated to believe the things I believe and if you lived my life wit

Aeolian unleashes new video of third single 'Golden Cage' from their upcoming album The Negationist

  Aeolian unleashes music video of third single 'Golden Cage' of their new album The Negationist. Check out the video below: The video was recorded and edited by Martín Araya Lighting by Andrew Espinosa Special thanks to Toni Cerdà" Es Gremi centre musical, Cristina Jiménez, Andrew Espinosa, Martín Araya. Miriam Morán and Andrew Lamprell. Additional spanish guitars by Miquel A. Riutort (Mega) You can pre-order the upcoming album The Negationist which is out November 20th here:  http://smarturl.it/thenegatonist Follow Æolian https://www.facebook.com/aeolianmetalband/ https://www.instagram.com/aeolian_official/ https://twitter.com/aeolianmetal https://www.aeolianband.com Follow Black Lion Records https://www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe/ https://www.instagram.com/blacklionrecordsswe/ https://twitter.com/Blacklionrecswe

DEAD ORIGINAL RELEASE Single/Video "BOUGHT AND SOLD"

  DEAD ORIGINAL the heavy trio of new grunge who carry the emotional vibe of heavy rock is causing quite the stir in the windy city and beyond. Dead Original continues to sell their sound with their new single/video "Bought and Sold" (from their debut EP by the same name), as they continue to carve out their place. Dead Original incorporates their own motto of: “#Make America Grunge Again”, “#Make Grunge Great Again” and even "#Grunge is Back” as they define collectively what Dead Original fans expect - the true feel of rock. Front-man Paul Wandtke (Trivium, Rock of Ages, Kill Hannah), drummer Sean McCole, and bassist Mike Petrasik (Bedlem) signal that the feel of their rock maintains "less is more." Their live shows, which you can catch coming up (see below), will embrace the mood of Dead Original's music. Catch "Bought and Sold" along with their last single "Restrained" under TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. "Lyrically the single

SHADOWS (Immolation, Goreaphobia) begin recording new album

  Photo credit: Verrecchio Photography The newly-launched, US-based, avant-garde metal quartet SHADOWS, formed by veteran musicians from reputable death metal bands, have began recording on their yet-untitled debut album at Rhawn Street Studios in Philadelphia, PA. The album is scheduled for a tentative release in 2021 on Agonia Records. The album is being produced by the band and recorded and engineered by Lance Walter (drums, bass & lead guitar). Guitarist Henny Piotrowski (ex-Goreaphobia) had this to say about the ongoing recordings: "Myself and the rest of the band are always thinking outside the box of heavy dark music. And I believe the collection of songs for our full length represents taking things to another level. The recording has been coming along fantastic and we can’t wait to release this music that we are all so proud of". SHADOWS is a new band from Immolation's guitarist and Goreaphobia's founding member Alex Bouks, who brought other former Goreaph

Florida's NoSelf Release New Single "Resistance" Off Upcoming Album "Human-Cyborg Relations: Episode III"

  Florida alternative metal outfit NoSelf have released their powerful new single "Resistance" produced by Matt Johnson at Revelation Studios. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming album "Human-Cyborg Relations: Episode III" due out in 2021 via Zombie Shark Records. The band comments on the track: “We are really excited for our new single, “Resistance”. 2020 has hit the music scene hard and we are stoked to be able to put out some new music. The song itself is about the emotional road you travel when a loved one is dealing with substance abuse.” The single “Resistance” can be heard on  YouTube ,  Spotify .   NoSelf first inked a worldwide distribution deal with Zombie Shark Records in 2017, founded by Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter/Jeffrey Nothing/The Browning); shortly after releasing ‘Human-Cyborg Relations: Episode I’ and later ‘Human-Cyborg Relations: Episode II’ in 2019. The band is putting a modern twist on the nu-metal genre, similar to ban

Superstar RON THAL BUMBLEFOOT And More Joining ACT OF DENIAL For Upcoming Album, Tracklist Revealed

  New All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL - feat. by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) - have revealed the tracklisting and announced the new special guests for upcoming album "NEGATIVE". The band stated: "Now when the album is soon to be mixed and mastered and that would be in the next few weeks we would like to say a couple of words for the upcoming album titled 'NEGATIVE', revealing its tracklisting (read below) and announcing the new special guests who have contributed to this project as guest appearances; - MATTIAS IA EKLUNDH, Swedish guitarist and vocalist, known for his work with Freak Kitchen, Jonas Hellborg Trio and Art Metal; - PETER WICHERS is best known as one of the founding members of Swedish melod

The Five Hundred Release New Song & Video 'The Rising Tide'

  British metal act The Five Hundred have unleashed a new song titled 'The Rising Tide'. Check out the video for the new song below: “The Rising Tide”, released on October 30th via Long Branch Records. Get it/listen here: https://thefivehundred.lnk.to/therisingtide The new song has impressively already been added to the popular 'NEW METAL TRACKS' Spotify playlist which you can check it here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX5J7FIl4q56G The band's upcoming second album will be released in early 2021 via Long Branch Records. Their debut album 'Bleed Red' was released in 2018. For more on The Five Hundred: https://www.facebook.com/wearethefivehundred/ https://www.instagram.com/thefivehundred_/ Label: Long Branch Records Facebook: https://fb.com/longbranchrecords Instagram: https://instagram.com/longbranchrecords

HRH Vikings III Festival Rescheduled to December 2021 With Revised Lineup

  HRH have, reluctantly, rescheduled the extremely popular HRH Vikings III festival to December 2021 due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions and the imminent government decision for an English lockdown. The lineup, however, remains almost intact – but with the incredible Korpiklaani and Audn replacing Borknagar and Saor respectively. In addition, HRH Vikings III welcomes back the amazing Atorc by popular demand plus Battle Born, Eoten and Accursed Years. Grab your tickets from www.hrhvikings.com They join Ensiferum, Burning Witches, Thyrfing, Warkings, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Grimner, Konvent, Vanaheim, Gwydion, Kull, Wretched Soul, Valafar and Metal Castle at the O2 Academy in Sheffield on 4th and 5th December 2021 for one of the true highlights of the HRH calendar. The hugely popular Korpiklaani are unique – their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaanibrings new l

New Device & Jordan Red Frontman Daniel Leigh releases new single & video in support of Poppy Appeal 2020

  ‘For Better Days’ came to Daniel in a dream and tells the heart-breaking story of a WW2 pilot writing letters to his sweetheart who he never gets to return home to. It is an incredibly moving song and has been a firm fan favourite. The video to accompany the song is just as personal as the song itself. It features old photographs from Daniels own archive and that of his team and close friends who have family who were involved in or were lost in the war. Making it an even more poignant reminder of how lucky we are now and how much we owe to those who are no longer with us. During Lockdown Daniel has been performing live streams nightly on Facebook and Twitch and having reached 1.5 MILLION people to date with this song during those now seemed a fitting time to utilise that exposure for something good. There has always been plans to do something with the song to coincide with Remembrance Sunday but due to commitments with other projects it has taken a little bit longer than anticipated

Broken Notions Release Video For Single 'The Warmth Of You' (REVIEW)

  Broken Notions are a young alternative rock band from Scotland who incorporate elements of punk and grunge in the mix also to create a unique sound which they describe as 'the soundtrack to moments of bleak contentment'. The band will be releasing a series of singles over the course of the next 6 months. The first single being, 'The Warmth Of You', which was released on the 30th of October on all major platforms. All songs were recorded at Post Electric Studio in Edinburgh and produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild). 'The Warmth Of You' is an unusual and conflicting single, as one moment it offers high pitched light vocals and fuzzy instruments and the next it is fiercer angry vocals to aid the lyrical context which help signify our human vulnerabilities and inner struggles. The song portrays this wonderfully and intelligibly with its dynamic sound and delivery and makes quite the impact. The band describe and offer some insight into the song: "It's a very d