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30th September 2016



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As Lions will release their debut EP, 'Aftermath', on October 14th via Better Noise Records. The EP will be available digitally in the US and physically in Europe. In conjunction with the announcement of the EP, the band have also unveiled the title track and first single. Here it is.



The EP contains four dynamic tracks, all highlighting frontman Austin Dickinson's soaring vocals and introspective lyrics. "Conceptually it's about trying to navigate your way out of disaster, be it personal, collective, or in the case of the video, a war zone," says Austin.

As Lions, Austin, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O'Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee stand by their mission to create "the biggest, baddest hard rock we could, and on an almost cinematic scale." They'll be doing just that in the US during their arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Sixx:A.M from 18th October through to 10th December.


Doyle Bright from Rigor Mortis, Hallows Eve and SOG (Special Ops Group) has a real treat for us this week. SOG have just released their second full length CD entitled 'God Complex' via Hallows Eve Media in the US and Europe under Violent Creek Records. Here's the first three songs in running order. We're backing this to go big so keep watching...








Sky Of Forever have released a lyric video for their new single 'Carry On', featuring legendary Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The song is taken from their upcoming debut album, due out on October 14th.

"We wanted to get to the heart of the song when thinking about the possible guest artist. We were rotating some names of the best rock guitarists and finally decided to contact Bruce's management. Bruce liked the song and decided to jump in," explained Lauri Hannola, singer-songwriter of Sky Of Forever.




Finnish power Metal titans Sonata Arctica will unleash their new studio album, 'The Ninth Hour', on October 7th via Nuclear Blast and they've released the music video for the brand-new song, 'Life'. Tony Kakko told us: "I tried desperately to have at least one positive, uplifting song on this album and maybe this is it. I always struggle writing positive lyrics, that's the thing.

"We've been called 'happy Metal' many times because of the melodies and so on, but lyrics are usually something that do not walk the sunny side of the road. They contrast the music. 'Life' anyway, is telling people to find good things in life, find the things hurting and causing harm and replacing them with positive things with help of friends. Go out and be together with people, share experiences, live. I know it's a dumb thing to say, but life is better alive."




Last week, Attila issued a 'Public Apology', the first song released from their new album 'Chaos' and now the band have followed up with another new track, 'Ignite'. Frontman Fronz told us how 'Chaos' makes a return to Attila's roots: "We sat down in a room together and asked, 'What did we do when we wrote the first few albums that we don't do anymore?' We realised the thing we'd stopped doing was getting together and jamming in a basement. It's so easy for bands to sit around a computer and create music. It's too easy to forget to jam the songs in person, on real instruments."






On November 4th Dark Tranquility will release their eleventh album 'Atoma' worldwide through Century Media Records. The band explains: "A lot of our songs start out as pieces of music written on piano/ keyboards before getting transformed into guitar driven Metal. With this recording, we wanted to explore what would happen if we instead let the material take another direction, and we're extremely thrilled by the result."

These songs will exclusively be available on the physical deluxe edition of 'Atoma' and won't appear on the digital edition of the album. A vinyl 7" is planned for early 2017.


Bad Touch will release their second studio album, 'Truth Be Told', on Friday 2nd December 2016. They'll also be heading out on a UK co-headline tour on November 19th with Massive. Bad Touch's lead singer Stevie Westwood told us: "We're excited about getting back on the road and co-headlining with Massive. It's going to be a great tour full of high energy."

Chris Kimesy added: "'99%' is a great song to ride around in cars and drink beer and smoke pot and listen to rock and roll on the radio. Not that I drink beer or smoke pot, but I remember the simplicity of music and life so it's good to hear it is alive and kicking with Bad Touch. I heard something that evoked a good time melodic love song. It just needed some re arranging and mixing to get to the heart of the song."






Riverside have released a statement regarding the future of the band:

"We'd like to thank you again for your friendship and support throughout this most tragic time for us and we'd like to officially announce that we have made a decision about our future.

"We have decided that we are not going to do a casting for a new guitarist. Thus we have ceased to be a quartet and have become a trio. In this line-up we will prepare our new studio album. Both in the recording studio and on tour - if we get back to touring - we will be playing with session guitarists, who are our friends, whom we know and like. But the line-up of Riverside will be as shown in the picture.

"Next year we're going to start working on a new album. Marked by the circumstances, it will probably be a return to heavier and more intense sound. But before that, in February 2017, on the anniversary of Piotr's death, we'd like to play our first gig. A very special gig which will be an exceptional event. We'd like to play it with guests, with friends, for Piotr, for us. And for you. We'd like our music to be the hero of that day, we'd like to let it speak for itself. We'll give you more details about it in the coming weeks.

"The river will never be the same again but it doesn't mean it has to stop flowing."


Copenhagen quartet Vola's debut album 'Inmazes' came out on Mascot Records on 2LP, CD and Digitally on September 16th and it's adventurous and compelling. Guitar player and singer Asger Mygind sees a steady development from 2011s 'Monsters' EP towards 'Inmazes': "On 'Monsters' we started experimenting with seven-string guitars and a lot of polymetrics - odd-time signatures over a straight 4/4 beat in our case. And it worked so well on the EP that we wanted to elaborate on this for a full album.

"But I think we have gotten better at producing our music as a band, which has given way to a tighter and more in-your-face vibe on 'Inmazes'. We are also one person less than on 'Monsters' as guitarist and singer Niels Dreijer Madsen quit the band in 2012, so in my case I've had to fill out more space as guitarist and singer, as Niels also played guitar and sang a lot of vocal harmonies."




Just before the release of their long awaited new studio album, 'Incoming Death', which is out today, 30th September, via Century Media Records, Dutch Doom Death Metal division Asphyx have launched a video for the track 'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse'.

Vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the video: "'Forerunners Of The Apocalypse' is the first official video from the 'Incoming Death' album. Shot on a hot Thursday night at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany, where massive credits go out to the crew there. Lots of sweat, beers, laughter and probably the loudest playback session ever in Metal!

"Filmed and edited by the one and only Maurice Swinkels, who probably went deaf after this. A grand cheerz also goes out to Roberto Toderico for the great Mongol warrior drawings! It was the last track written for the album, about genocidal ruler Genghis Khan. Especially about the sacking of Urgench, where 1.2million were decapitated without mercy. A fucken stampede of a headbanger, so break your necks on this one!"




Brazilian Black Metal band Creptum have released their first video from the album 'of lies, curses and blood'. The chosen song is 'On The Pale Horse' and the video was directed and produced by Tandi Verissimo. The album includes the song 'An Inevitable End' with the multi-instrumentalist musician Paolo Bruno, known especially for his work with the bands Desdominus and Thy Light.






A full six years after their last studio album release, Linköping, Sweden based blackened Metallers Witchery finally return with their long-awaited sixth studio album, programmatically entitled 'In His Infernal Majesty's Service', released on November 25th 2016 via Century Media Records.

Guitarist and band-leader Jensen told us: "We've sadly had to part ways with two members prior to this album; long time band member Martin Axenrot and live member and recording member-to-be Emperor Magus Caligula. Martin's departure is purely down to him being too busy with his other musical endeavors and Caligula had to leave the band over an unfortunate medical condition involving his hearing.

"These are both serious losses for the band and we wish them all the best in the future. We have however been able to find more than able replacements for our two lost brethren: Chris Barkensjö on the drums and Angus Norder on vocals. They both bring fresh blood and fresh ideas to the band and you can clearly hear that they both have made it necessary for us 'old members' to step up our game a notch or two!”


UK rock trio RavenEye have unleashed a new video for the song 'Madeline.' It's the third track they've made available from their debut album 'Nova' which is out now via Frontiers srl.

Singer/guitarist Oli Brown said: "The song is about love in the darkest of places. The arguments you have with the one you love can be the worst, the heat of that fight where you say the worst possible things you can imagine to each other. Our friend Greta Valenti put this story board to us and we fell in love with it. It ties into the relationship with the song, the relationship we have with love, what we do for it, what we sacrifice for it."




Too Close To Touch's 'Haven't Been Myself', the second album from the recent winners of the Alternative Press Music Award for Best Underground Band, is out now and vocalist Keaton Pierce says the new video for 'Sympathy' is "an exploration of grief, and the process of trying to get back to the person you used to be after going through something that changes you forever."

Here's the beautifully haunting video which closely reflects the song's theme of dealing with empty expressions of condolence.




Eight Days have launched their new video single 'Unclear', which is taken from their forthcoming new EP 'More To Life', out Friday 14th October.

You can catch Eight Days live in October on 15th: London, House Show (address upon request), 17th: Middlesbrough, Westgarth, 18th: Leeds, The Packhouse, 19th: Sheffield, West Street Live, 20th: Birmingham, Subside, 21st: Bristol, Red Lion, 22nd: Reading,The Sun Inn, 23rd: Norwich, Gringo.



More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday, 7th October 2016...



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