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21st October 2016

Edition seventeen of Cum On Feel The Newz. Seventeen of the fifty plus elements that can be classified as heavy metals are considered to be both very toxic and relatively accessible. Toxicity levels depend on the type of metal, its biological role, and the type of organisms that are exposed to it.

Let's do this...

Al Atkins
The Electric Hellfire Club
Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp
We Are Raised By Owl
The Mobbs
Royal Hunt
Oh! Gunquit
Kill II This
Megan Ruger
Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies are proud to announce their first-ever USO tour, which will take the band to South Korea. The group will visit Camp Casey, K-16 Air Base and Osan Air Base at the end of October.

John Corabi said: "After connecting with so many great servicemen and women on the 'Freedom To Rock' tour with Kiss in the US, we are thrilled about this opportunity to play for some of the people that defend our freedom all over the world. If you're a service member, catch us at a base in South Korea in October."

Bass player Marco Mendoza, whose father served in the Air Force, states: "It's a great time to pay respect and give a little back." Singer John Corabi, son of an US Army serviceman, adds: "We will bring a little of America to you guys! We can't wait to get over there and play, it's going to be a blast!"

Europe's crushing death/black Metal tank, Belphegor, are set to burn down UK and European stages once more this December. Having recently announced a London show for 13th December, Belphegor are very pleased to reveal a second show at Glasgow's renowned Classic Grand venue the day beforehand on December 12th. The 'Evil Over Europe' double headline tour will also feature godfathers of death metal Possessed.

This trek is shaping up to one of the most extreme ones in this genre, plus the package will be completed by American black metallers ABSU, US-based hell raisers From Hell, with dark metallers Sariola opening the proceedings. Both, Belphegor and Possessed, will be rotating as headliner each night, both playing one-hour long sets.

Belphegor frontman Helmuth Lehner commented: "Ave! Belphegor will siege Europe with full gear and artillery! Be prepared Europe, do not miss these diabolical ceremonies."

UK 'trash-bop-freak-a-billy' provocateurs Oh! Gunquit on the heels of their excellent 'Hot Cross Fun' EP, have unleashed more new material, this time in the shape of a lime green vinyl 7" single and features two tracks 'Nomads Of The Lost' and 'Walking The Street' which was recorded with Producer Jim Diamond.

Tina (Vocals/Trumpet) and Simon (Guitar/Vocals) formed the band around the idea of creating a new and vibrant blend of primitive surf, garage-punk, exotica & rock'n'roll. Oh! Gunquit are named in part to a town in Maine US which was an artists colony in the 1800s originally coined by the Abenaki Indians and also in part to the idea of all guns quitting.

The singles have all been played on BBC6 on shows such as Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft with also plays on Huey Morgan's BBC Radio 2 show. Live shows they have played include many events/festivals all over UK such as Field Day, Offset, Hop Farm, Hipsville, Franklin Fest and FarmFestival.

Kristina Cottone is an indie-soul artist based in Chicago. Known as the frontwoman and founding member for soul/rock band Honey & The 45s, Kristina has performed throughout Chicago and the Midwest. She continues her role with Honey & The 45s and brings you her solo project, Kristina Cottone Music.

Surrounded by a family of performers, Kristina's interest in the arts and music began at young age. Her grandfather was a jazz singer and her aunt was an actress. Also pursuing the stage, Kristina holds a BFA in acting, and performed as company member with Chicago's Organic Theater Company for 5 years before dedicating all of her time to music.

Check out 'Ukulele Love Song' here:

ATTENTION ROCKERS! If you have yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame you can come to Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp and jam with a couple of legends who are already in. Welcomed for the first time is iconic drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple, along with fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, MKIII legend Glenn Hughes and guitarist extraordinaire Steve Morse, the 2nd to 5th March 2017 camp will highlight these music legends and the music of Deep Purple.

Here is your chance to jam 'Smoke On The Water', 'Burn', 'Perfect Strangers' and many more with the artists that made them classic rock hits.

Broad Horizon Records are pleased to announce that after doing the country thing in Nashville for a few years while appearing on American Idol (Season 10) and The Voice (Season 6 - Team Blake) Megan Ruger has reverted back to her rock'n'roll roots on the latest CD entitled appropriately, 'Rockstar'. 'Rockstar' showcases seven original songs; sort of a cross between Halestorm and Pink with musicians from Taylor Swift, Leanne Rimes, Lonestar, and Cinderella, and features the single 'Red'.

While Megan just completed a two month engagement at The Plaza in Las Vegas with Idol Contestant James Durbin and Voice contestant Will Champlin, she is currently back home in Nashville filming American Supergroup for POP TV. She has opened for Joe Nichols, Foreigner, and Joan Jett (who she cites as her musical influence) as well as sung the National Anthem on Network Television for NASCAR at The Dover Speedway.

British Metal/industrial band Kill II This have released pro-shot live performance footage of the track 'Trinity' taken from their 2002 album, 'Trinity: Voodoo, Vice And The Virgin Mary'.

The release of the live video coincides with the band's Autumn 2016 UK tour:

28th October: London, Camden Underworld
4th November: Bristol, The Bierkeller
10th November: Huddersfield, The Parish
11th November: Manchester, Academy 3
12th November: Dundee, Lyricsv 13th November: Glasgow, Ivory Blacks

Kill II This released four albums between 1996 and 2004 to widespread critical acclaim, most notably for their 'Deviate' and 'Trinity' albums. The band built on this with extensive European tours including supports with Slipknot, Machine Head, Megadeth and Fear Factory.

Tired of having to choose the lesser of two evils? Then why not choose the greatest of all evils with a brand new collection of career highlights from industrial Metal band The Electric Hellfire Club. Formed by ex-My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult keyboardist Thomas Thorn (a/k/a Buck Ryder) in 1991, the band became one of the leading artists in occult inspired industrial Metal, blending keyboard samples and kinetic drum loops with freaky lyrical themes that reference sin, sex and Satanism!

Founded by Thorn, along with keyboardist Shane Lassen (Rev. Dr. Luv) and guitarist Ronny Valeo, adding drummer Eric Peterson (later replaced by Richard Front), and bassist/vocalist Sabrina Satana, the group released their debut album 'Burn, Baby, Burn' in 1993 and the follow-up album, 1995s 'Kiss The Goal', which led to tours with Type O Negative, Christian Death, Spahn Ranch and others.

Tragedy struck in 1996 when Lassen was killed in an automobile accident, but the group soldiered on with a new line-up and even more extensive touring with Danzig, Coal Chamber, GWAR, Fear Factory, and Godflesh. EHC also caught the attention of black Metal pioneers Venom, whose Abaddon would produce their next album. The band would later record at Sweden's legendary Abyss Studios and feature guest appearances by members of Dark Funeral and Hypocrisy. The band are also preparing for a very special one night only 25th anniversary reunion performance on December 2nd at the Orpheum in Tampa, FL.

Devilskin are amped to announce their second studio album, 'Be Like The River' will release on Friday 11th November 2016. To coincide with the release, the band unveil a new video for the single 'Pray'. 'Pray' is a killer track with a punchy, combative riff and a deep message about friendship, betrayal and hope and has a video directed by Tim Van Dammen.

The band told us: "We're beyond excited to be releasing our new studio album. The title comes from a lyric of ours 'Be like the river and cut through the stone', the message is about reaching your goals through perseverance and unwavering determination. It has been an incredible journey so far for Devilskin and we feel this album really encapsulates and represents our evolution as a band, as songwriters and as people.”

'Be Like The River' will be available as an eleven track album, thirteen track deluxe pack and Gatefold LP vinyl edition and was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the UK after Devilskin's European Tour. After the success of 'We Rise', the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy, Murphy produced and mixed the album, and working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

New York By Norse have unveiled a full 9th to 10th December event program. Earlier this summer, the two-day event New York By Norse event was announced, presented together with Noisey and now the full event program, which spans music, literature and the visual arts is live! Friday's events take place at Scandinavia House and showcase the vast, sweeping talents of Wardruna's Einar Selvik; Saturday's events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of monumental black Metal band Enslaved. Each individual exhibition, workshop, and performance is detailed at

Wovenwar will release their sophomore album, 'Honor Is Dead', via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, 'Honor Is Dead' was written with contributions from all members, while the music for 'Wovenwar' was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

The album will be available in the following formats: CD, limited edition CD/DVD (5000 copies only!), box-set (EMP exclusive - limited to 500 copies!), 180g black vinyl, Steel-grey marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies!), Clear/black marble vinyl (EMP exclusive - limited to 200 copies!) plus digital options are also available!

Chilean band Cianuro have released an official video of the second single of the debut album 'Crimen Legal'. The band's debut album released in March 2016.

Royal Hunt have just posted a new video - 'Silent Scream [CARGO] 2016' - filmed by fans on September 12th, 2015 at ProgPower USA festival.

The Mobbs from Northampton are named after one of their local heroes: Edgar Mobbs. Captain of Northampton Saints RFC from 1907–13, who also played and captained England at cricket, he set about raising his own company to fight in WWI. Within 48 hours more than 400 men had volunteered, with Mobbs himself as a private.

Since forming the trio have rocked and rumbled across three previous albums, all increasing one by one the reputation and stature of the band within the British garage scene. Maybe more than any, the 'Dirty Water' record has an air of being the breakthrough opportunity for the band, its songs tenacious fusions of fifties rock'n'roll and sixties garage rock with as expected a healthy flavouring of seventies punk.

They take all the best that post-1950s rock'n'roll has to offer – a big helping of sixties beat group rhythm'n'blues, massive Clash-like punk riffs, Wilko Johnson's machine gun attack attitude, the suave yet rough hewn Medway garage-punk blues legend Billy Childish's demeanour (and obsession with our country's glorious yet ludicrous past), with the addition of a great healthy dose of Pythonesque humour.

Aphyxion, the youngest band ever to play Wacken Open Air and Copenhell at age 16 and praised as the saviours of melodic death Metal, have come up with a new sound and its definitely worth your attention. Still in their early twenties, they have gathered a rather good reputation by their appearances on prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Copenhell, massive touring in Europe and shows played alongside well established bands both in and outside of Denmark. Aphyxion have managed to play over 100 shows before the age of 20.

Emerging in 2007, and quickly came to notice by Danish media, as they received nominations and awards for Best Live Band at the Danish Metal Awards and won the Audience Award at Royal Metal Grand Prix while their very first demo was handpicked by the biggest Danish music magazine, Gaffa, as Demo of the Month.

With the popularity of vinyl coming back strong in recent times, what better band to get the vinyl treatment than Foghat - who is sold a huge amount of vinyl in the 70s. On October 21st, the group's own label, Foghat Records, will be issuing a double/180-gram vinyl edition of their latest release, 'Under The Influence'.

"A couple of things I love about new vinyl releases is the re-emergence of an old art form – ie: album cover art and the return of high-quality analog audio played through great old stereos being pulled from the garage and resurrected," says the band's guitarist, Bryan Bassett. "It's black, it's shiny, it's beautiful and some really nice noises come out of it! And you can actually read the liner notes and see the photos!" adds drummer, Roger Earl.

Since its initial release on June 24th, 'Under The Influence' has already proven to be the most successful Foghat release in years, with their presence felt once more on the Billboard Charts (debuting at #17 on Hard Rock Albums and at #40 on Independent Albums.

Italian prog Metal band Noveria are releasing a new album, 'Forsaken', which will be released via Scarlet Records on the 28th October. 'Forsaken' is a concept album written around the theory of five stages of death by Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in the memory of a brilliant young woman we knew, who was taken away from her family by an aggressive cancer. Each track describes the different states of mind of a person facing a fatal illness, taking the listener on an emotional rollercoaster through denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance at the end of the journey.

European juggernauts Dreamshade have returned with a polished sound and the drive to make a name for themselves in the active rock scene. Since their inception in 2006, the quintet has steadily released new music that has allowed them to tour the world. The band released their first EP, 'To The Edge Of Reality', in 2008. The EP quickly gained much well-deserved attention and landed the band on the roster of some of the most popular European music festivals, such as Metal Camp Open Air, Summer Breeze Open Air and Metalfest.

Dreamshade have returned with a brand new record, 'Vibrant'. In what is proposed to be their seminal work, the band reflects upon relationships of all kinds. The band recognizes the effects that familial relationships, romantic relationships and long-lasting friendships have upon one's life. Recognizing that shifts in those relationships can either strengthen or weaken a person, the new record is a call to learn and grow from inevitable change. Vibrant will be released via Artery Recordings on December 9th 2016.

We Are Raised By Owls are a four piece extreme Metal band from Nottingham who formed at the start of 2016. Incorporating elements of grindcore, death Metal and black Metal into our songs all with a bizarre sense of humour thrown into the mix.

They have just released their free debut EP 'The Great British Grind Off' which incorporates various genres of extreme Metal, taking influence from a wide range of bands such as Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Behemoth, Morbid Angel, and Lawnmower Deth. The list of influences goes on.

While the musical content is extreme; the lyrics, song titles and music videos are far from it. Lyrically our debut EP focuses heavily on British Culture and bizarre fantasy stories about British celebrities.

After announcing the reissue of the second full length by Italian blacksters Maldoror, Rude Awakening Records is proud to unveil the cover drawn by Marco Castagnetto, illustrator and founder of the band, currently active as musician in Thee Maldoror Kollective and Shabda. The third release by the label comes seventeen years after the original press of 'In Saturne Mystique'.

As a preview, you can hear the track 'E.O.N. Mysterium' anticipating the complete streaming on the major providers when the record is officially out, probably in the early 2017. 'In Saturne Mystique' has also been totally remastered by Marco Castagnetto himself and there will be a special bonus track too, unavailable elsewhere on physical format.

Hollywood based, but European raised, Ayin are at the confluence of classical music and heavy rock, combining Baroque influences (massive choirs) and romanticism (rhythmic and lead acoustic piano). Ayin is a consummate performer, classically trained and renowned concert pianist; operatic vocalist; provocateur, poet, model and fashion designer Ayin Aleph is a ready-made brand. Combining Baroque style and composition with the driving force of modern band format, Ayin has created her own genre of music that is passionate and inspired.

Ayin has two albums and six music videos to her credit, and has performed extensively in Russia, the United States and throughout Europe.

Sauron is one of the first Polish groups that introduced Pagan Black Metal art to the local metal community. Their beginnings reach 1993 and during the last two years the band have made their return to the underground scene marking their comeback with some new recordings and releases. 'Wara!' is the latest material since the reactivation of Sauron.

Five new tracks plus a Bathory cover brings us back to the glorious days of Black Metal, the early 90s. The band's new material has an outstanding atmosphere, heaviness and a great production which gives us a serious dose of Black Metal, also fans of previously mentioned Bathory will be pleased.

The rumours are true - Incendia and Transcend Music have joined forces to host the Christmas party of the year!

To celebrate the release of their brand new album, 'Born', out on 25th November, Brutai have announced their album launch will be celebrated in conjunction with Transcend Music's Christmas Party. Where? The Borderline, London. When? 22nd November!

Much to the excitement Metal fans worldwide, original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins will be releasing his new solo album, 'Reloaded', on Gonzo Multimedia. The album is a collection tracks from the last four decades that Al has either written or performed from his days in Judas Priest to his last live band Holy Rage. It features special guest appearances from Ian Hill of Judas Priest, who has never recorded with anyone outside of the band until now.

It also features John McCoy (Ex Gillan), Ralf Scheepers of Germany from Primal Fear duetting with Al on 'Victim Of Changes', A solo from Roy Z Ramirez of Halford and Bruce Dickinson, Japanese guitarist Tsuyoshi Ikedo from Unviel Raze, The Australian Stu 'Hammer' Marshall of Death Dealer, Chris Johnson from Holy Rage, from the UK Rob Allen on drums and last but not least long time friend and collaborator guitarist and producer of many of Al's albums, Paul May.

These tracks have appeared in various forms on many albums over the past forty years. 'Reloaded' also features a bonus track that is an excerpt of a guitar solo from the very first Judas Priest demo featuring Ian Hill on Bass and KK Downing on guitar, a never heard treat for all Judas Priest fanatics.

London based Metal outfit Evyltyde have announced the studio dates for their highly anticipated second album, 'Rising'. They will return to Boneyard Studio in Wales to begin work on the new album on 21st January 2017, the same studio in which they recorded their debut album back in late 2014.

"It's great to be able to get back down to Boneyard for this album," comments Danny Merton (guitars), "we had a really good working environment there last time, so I think being able to go back to that is a real plus."

"We know the guys there," adds Hannah Delany (vocals), "so we're all on the same page when it comes to working together. In a way it will be like 'old times', but it will also be something new - especially with the new members in the band,"

The album will feature an all-new rhythm section with Noah Scott (bass) and Phil Tetlow (drums) - one that many will already be familiar with from Evyltyde's recent single 'Bullet In The Head' and their tours with ex-Accept/Bangalore Choir/Bonfire vocalist David Reece [RPG - Reece Percudani Group] and Lithuanian melodic metallers Berserker. Along with Fan Club members receiving a copy of the album as part of their subscriptions, Evyltyde will also be running a crowdfunding campaign for the new album which will allow pledgers to get hold of some unique rewards, including joining the band in the studio.

For over a decade now, Polish power trio Warfist - Pavulon on skullcrushing, Wrath on bulldozer, and Mihu on vokills & chainsaw - fight the good Metal fight, prolifically keeping the underground spirit alive across myriad splits, demos, and their debut EP, 'HellTyrant Rising', on Iron Bonehead in 2008.

It was their debut album, 2014s 'The Devil Lives In Grünberg', where Warfist introduced themselves with a nuclear-powered bang: like the perfect, most poisonous lovechild between Motörhead and Sodom, this first full-length killed with power and now 'Metal To The Bone' explodes with a hard-charging, hard-partying attack of blackthrash-meets-rock'n'roll.

More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday, 29th October 2016...


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