Edition ten of Cum On Feel The Newz. Don Airey was briefly a member of Manchester hard rockers Ten, who have released more than ten albums with a new one on the way, along with the re-issue of their entire back catalogue on Frontiers.
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Brutai play TotalRock's all-dayer at Croydon's Scream Lounge tomorrow night, Saturday 3rd November 2016, topping a multi-band bill that looks unmissable and includes Empire, This Year's Ghost, Calligram, Atlas Falls, With A Vengeance, From Once We Came, Opportunist and more with some surprises possibly to be added on the day.
The Lounge's doors open at 2.00pm and the rock and Metal will go on until late. It's just £5 entry, which is a total rockin' bargain.
In Flames release their twelfth full-length studio album 'Battles' on November 11th via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Recorded in Los Angeles, the 15-track album sees the band taking a new approach while staying true to their vision and encompassing their unique, signature sound. Here's the first track, 'The End'.
Noah "Shark" Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning) has launched his new label, Zombie Shark Records, with the first signings being Montreal, Canada based nu-metal quartet, Keychain and Australian industrial, shock rock band, Darkc3ll.
Keychain recorded their debut EP, 'Breaking Out', with renowned producer, mixer and engineer Glen Robinson (AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Gwar, Voivod, Annihilator, Slaves on Dope) and this became available yesterday, September 1st.
Noah told us: "he instant I saw the music video for 'Prime Time' I knew I had to work with Keychain. It slams! I just knew this band was going somewhere. They have soul and passion and an undeniable groove. All four members quit their jobs to do a North American Tour. I can respect that! That's how you know these guys are beyond dedicated."
Darkc3ll released a creepy new official music video for the song 'Preacher' via Bloody Disgusting on August 26th. Noah said: "I toured with Darkc3ll recently and they really impressed me! Watching them kill it every night, I left that tour with a lot of respect for those guys. Great look. Great live band! Love the vibe these guys put out!"
Firmam3nt from Madrid, Spain have released the second video, 'East', from their debut album 'Firmament' which came out via Nooirax Productions on July 28th. There will be four videos altogether and you can see the first one, 'North' here as well. We think we might have an idea what the third and fourth videos will be called.
Blind Ego is the solo project of Kalle Wallner, the gifted guitarist from the German prog act RPWL. 'Blackened' is a brand new single taken from his forthcoming album 'Liquid', Wallner's first solo record in seven years.
In order to breathe life into his musical vision, Wallner assembled an illustrious international supergroup: Michael Schwager, formerly of Dreamscape, can be found behind the drums, with Sebastian Harnack (Sylvan), Ralf Schwager (Subsignal) and Heiko Jung (Panzerballett) taking turns on bass. The line-up is completed by a trio of vocalists consisting of Erik Blomkvist from Sweden, Subsignal's Dutch frontman, Arno Menses, plus American import Aaron Brooks of Simeon Soul Charger.
The Alchemy are a Canterbury based four-piece and have just released a killer new music video for the track 'Blackhole Passenger'. The band says about the video: "We're really excited about releasing this video for 'Black Hole Passenger'. It's a song about not getting pulled into someone else's train wreck. We really wanted a simple but effective video of us smashing out the song live to give people an idea of the energy and passion we have for our music."
Shadecrown have set a release date for their debut album. The album is called 'Agonia' and it is released October 21st 2016 via Inverse Records. Shadecrown were founded in 2012 by songwriter/keyboardist Saku Tammelin and they have previously released one demo and EP. Here's 'Led Astray'.
Norway's Shotgun Rodeo are just about to release their new EP 'The New Standard'. The EP will be released on September 16th and here's the first single, 'Uncontainable'.
Black Yet Full Of Stars self-titled debut album has been produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, etc) at 16th Cellar Studios and will be released on October 22nd 2016 via Rockshots Records. Here's a couple of trailers to get you in the mood.
Houston's Oceans Of Slumber have unveiled a brand new video for 'Sunlight' which comes from their full length label debut 'Winter' which was released earlier this year on Century Media Records. The video was filmed in a studio while the band performed the song live. Check out the video here.
The Dear Hunter have revealed a lyric video for 'Light', the brand-new track from their forthcoming album Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional'. Crescenzo made the video, with cinematography by Simms Wright and production by Erez Bader. This is the third song shared from 'Act V', which is out September 9th on Rude Records. Check out 'Light' here.
Wrathrone have released a new music video and announced mini-tour of Germany The video was shot during their tour in Baltics and Poland last spring and the tour is named 'Blut, Wurst (und nasser Furz) 2016'. Barreleye from Berlin and Mortals Path from Gelsenkirchen are also participating on the tour. According to the band couple of things are certain:
a) All the money is spent (both own and inheritors).
b) Physics and the psyche will be thin as an ass hair when getting back to Finland.
c) All the gigs will kick some serious arse!
Nothgard have released a new music video for 'Draining Veins' featuring Jen Majura (Evanescence). The track is from their upcoming epic Melodic Death Metal album 'The Sinner's Sake'. Nothgard have recently signed with the NoiseArt Records family (Sucidal Angels, Winterstorm, Mercenary).
Desert Mountain Tribe have announced European tour dates for the early autumn, including the UK shows at Stowmarket John Peel Centre on 22nd September, Liverpool Camp and Furnace (International Festival of Psychedelia) on 24th, St Pancras Old Church in London on 26th, Rockaway Beach Festival in Bognor Regis on 9th October and Glasgow's Nice N Sleazy on 29th October.
The band will also play a secret unplugged show at a TBA venue in London on 6th September, which has been organised in conjunction with Sofar Sounds.
DMT released their debut album, 'Either That Or The Moon', in March and here's the two singles from the album that have been released to date. Another is being lined up for late autumn.
Ahead of their September tour with Feed The Rhino, Counting Days return with their new video for 'Beaten & Scarred' which is taken from debut album 'Liberated Sounds'. Talking about the video the band said: "The video for 'Beaten & Scarred' was shot at this years' Download Festival, some shows supporting Architects for the release of their new album 'All Our Gods Have Abandon Us' and on some tours with Crossfaith, Coldrain and Hacktivist.
"Most of the footage was shot by Scott Canty from Dark North Media and the rest by Jordan Green and Ihsan Kemal, Our guitarist Charlie edited the video so it was a real cool collaboration between the four of them. We incorporated some cityscape footage from around London as it ties in with the song really well. The lyrics are about how people in the United Kingdom have the ability to bounce back from harder times and strive for a peaceful and multicultural society.”
Frozen Ocean have a brand new video and it's nothing less than chilling. It's for 'No Blizzard', taken from the recent Frozen Ocean EP 'The Prowess Of Dormition'. Icebergs, frostbite and freezing wastelands abound as the visual tale of polar exploration unfolds and it's another reminder of the stunning music to be found on 'The Prowess Of Dormition'. Check out the new clip here.
More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday, 9th September 2016...