Edition twenty of Cum On Feel The Newz. In 2007 Scientists observed large concentrations of Heavy Metal deposits in the upper twenty centimetres of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there.
Orange Goblin will be holding their legendary annual Christmas show/knees-up at Koko in Camden on Sunday 18th December.
Frontman Ben Ward roared: "We are very pleased to announce that the Orange Goblin Christmas show is back this year on Sunday, December 18th, and we are honoured to be playing such a stunning venue as Koko in London. As always, we wanted to make it a special occasion, so we have invited the best of British to join us, with our good friends Raging Speedhorn, Witchsorrow and Vodun providing the amazingly strong support. This promises to be the ultimate Orange Goblin show, and we will be drawing on our full back catalogue for the set. There may be a few surprises, too. We look forward to seeing everyone there for the perfect party to end the year!"
The band are currently writing for their next album.
Ex Deo fully indulge in pomp and drama with their upcoming milestone 'The Immortal Wars', out on February 24th 2017 via Napalm Records. The band's third album offers epic war scenarios, highly melodic death Metal and orchestral anthems that demand those fists in the air. We've got the artwork, track listing and the first album teaser.
Says Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Kreator, Arch Enemy): "Brutal, epic and beautiful beyond words, if this album doesn't make you wanna smash some helmets and watch Ben Hur again I don't know what will - a must have album!!"
'The Immortal Wars' tracklisting:
1 The Rise Of Hannibal
2 Hispania (The Siege Of Saguntum)
3 Crossing Of The Alps
4 Suavetaurilia (Intermezzo)
5 Cato Major: Carthago Delenda Est!
6 Ad Victoriam (The Battle Of Zama)
7 The Spoils Of War
8 The Roman
Krampus have released their latest single, 'The Trial', from their upcoming full length release, 'Counter//Current', which is due out on November 15th. A direct message from Krampus:
"Dear Fans, after a tonload of work, struggles and challenges we are all so proud to be able to showcase to you the first song extracted from our new album 'Counter/Current', available in all digital stores from November 15th. We put a lot of effort on this album and as always we experimented and tried a lot of things. As always we put a strong importance to the message we wanna spread so we hope you'll take your time to read our lyrics. Some of you will like it, others will hate it (some will threaten to kill us...) and we can't wait to read and see your reactions! What we hope is to surprise you, either in a good or a bad way, cause we believe that it's always good to slip into the unexpected and it's a band's duty to never repeat itself. And with this spirit..."
Calfornian rock trio Idlewar have unveiled the video for 'Glory', the latest track to be released from their extremely well received debut album, 'Impulse'.
With less than two weeks to go before the Californians make their live debut in the United Kingdom, this new music video features Idlewar at rehearsal, jamming songs in preparation for a UK tour with Stone Broken, and their slot at this year's sold out Rockstock on 3rd December.
Vocalist/bassist James Blake told us: "'Glory' is about being aware of perilous times and preparing for them by becoming better people. We don't need to idolize martyrs or appease the masses. People just need to be the best version of themselves. If we all did that together, we'll be able to overcome the darkness."
Here's the brand new video from Brit Bruisers From Rust. The south-west emerging UK Metalcorers continue their climb with the release of 'Whispers', which is taken from the forthcoming debut EP 'Lost Sense Of Life', which arrives on Friday 25th November.
Greek prog Metal/rock band Need will release their fourth album, 'Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom' on January 17th 2017. Need will support Evergrey on their forthcoming North American tour in May 2017.
Here's the official album trailer video for 'Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom'.
German death Metal high-flyers Deserted Fear have launched a new video for the song 'Face Our Destiny', taken off their upcoming album 'Dead Shores Rising', released through Century Media Records on January 27th.
The band comments: "With 'Face Our Destiny' we are proud to introduce you the first song of our upcoming album 'Dead Shores Rising'. The video production was rather exhausting for us again. However, it was a great experience to work with a wolfhound and to shoot under the surveillance of tough Thuringian steel workers, while gaining a deeper insight of their hard work.
"The video’s intention should be clear, as we wanted to create a contrast of nature and industry, to give people something to think about. Unfortunately it isn’t everywhere as green as here in Thuringia. We didn‘t want to miss out on action and blood as well, but we don’t want to give away too much. Just have a look yourself. Enjoy!"
Hard rocking Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses return this month with their first new music since the release of 2014s 'Blood' album, 'The Big What If', recorded at McCall Sound in Sheffield with Ross Orton. There's a new album to come, a UK tour in March and April of 2017 and much more.
Singer and guitarist Tom Hudson reveals: "From me and the other boys in the PABH camp I can safely say that we're all overjoyed to unveil this new beast kicking and screaming into the cosmos. It was created on a diet that consisted mainly of garage rock, fuzz and a curiosity of the unknown. I've never been here before and the blood is rushing to my head."
Test Your Metal Records have made their next signing and it's Vancouver, BC thrashers Terrifier for the release of their next album 'Weapons Of Thrash Destruction', set to be released in January 2017. The release will be the follow up to their previously unleashed 'Metal Or Death' EP and 2012s 'Destroyers Of The Faith'. The thrashers have already set their scene ablaze sharing the stage with such as bands as Havok, Destruction, Exmortus, Anvil, 3 Inches Of Blood, Holy Grail, Dismembered, Suffocation, Into Eternity, Striker, Ghost Ship Octaivius, Crowbar, Cauldron, Cryptopsy and Battlecross.
TYM founder Grant Truesdell comments: "Get ready for some of the best thrash Metal and virtuoso shredding I've heard in a long time! Terrifier are paving the way for the 'New Wave of Thrash Destruction'. Be prepared for some in your face, balls to the wall thrash Metal!!"
New Zealand hard rock/alternative Metal act Like A Storm are returning for their fourth tour of Europe/UK, this time with heavyweights Alter Bridge, with support from Volbeat and Gojira.
Says bassist Kent Brooks: "From the very first time we came over, we knew that this was a special part of the world to come and play. Rock and Metal are definitely not dead here! People wear their hearts on their sleeves. We've never had a bad show here, so we're very stoked to be back."
Like A Storm are coming back with a brand new single, 'Pure Evil'. "We actually filmed in a place considered to be one of America's most dangerous cities. We had to hire armed police officers as security - that was a different experience, coming from New Zealand!" says Kent.
Manchester thrash-punks Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (RPM) are pleased to reveal the latest track to be taken from their critically acclaimed third full-length album, 'Colossal Velocity', out now on TNSrecords.
The new video is a bizarre and surrealist homage to Irish former professional footballer, businessman, and ex-chairman of Sunderland. Niall Quinn's autobiography, which the band assure us is a surprisingly good read, but is unfortunately not called 'Quinn-tessential' - a fact that they are still lamenting. RPM explain the story behind the left-field song and video as follows.
"The story starts at 0161 Festival, which is held at Moston Miners Club. There are a huge array of books at the club, many of which are football autobiographies. In some down time between the bands, our good friend Colin Armstrong decided to read aloud from said books. It's a running joke which snowballed from there!"
Sweden's progressive melodic death Metallers, Despite, have premiered a new music video for 'Awakening'. This is the second video from their debut album 'Synergi' which was released on July 22nd. 'Awakening' tackles the topic of "poisonous political convictions" on the day after the US Presidential Election. The video was directed by Joel Nilsson of Maluha Media and filmed in the remote badlands of Vasterlanda, Sweden.
"The poison of choice for the saboteurs of today is conviction, and at the core of every conflict you will find these convictions", states bassist Anthony Cui. "Whether they're political or religious, these are the anti-theses of diplomacy and communication among humanity. Far too often, people use their convictions as barriers." Vocalist Peter Tuthill adds: "The cogs under the surface of our skin represent the fact that we are all small parts of a big machine – planet earth. Until people with convictions are awakened, civilization will be locked in conflict. It's time to wake the fuck up!"
Hieroglyph have unveiled their new video for single 'Starlight (The High Priestess)', taken from their debut album 'Ouroboros', released on the 18th November. Speaking about the track, vocalist Valentina Reptile said: "Starlight is the second card of the Major Arcana: The High Priestess, so the inspiration from the lyrics come from the same tarot card.
"The High Priestess is a very positive card which represents guardian of the unconscious. She sits in front of the thin veil of unawareness which is all that separates us from our inner landscape. She contains within herself the secrets of these realms and offers us the silent invitation to discover the world within.
"The High Priestess poses a challenge to you to go deeper – to look beyond the obvious, surface situation to what is hidden and obscure. She also asks you to recall the vastness of your potential and to remember the unlimited possibilities you hold within yourself."
Technical progressive Metal band ONI recently released their heavy-hitting single 'Barn Burner', and now you can watch Xylosynth player Johnny D shred through the track - with two mallets in each hand. Xylosynth player Johnny D shred
through the track - with two mallets in each hand.
Johnny D explains the design and sound of his unique instrument: "Everyone is always asking me at our shows, 'what the hell is a Xylosynth', so I'm glad that our fans can finally see the instrument demonstrated clearly. It's definitely built and played like a xylophone, but it's essentially a traditional synthesizer which allows me to play with a wide range of sound options. Everything from solo/lead parts to more textured stuff, like when I'm riffing with the guitars. This 'Barn Burner' video is a really good example of what I bring to the table in ONI."
Finland rockers Steve 'N' Seagulls, known for rabble-rousing renditions of sempiternal rock and Metal standards, have offered their latest take on a classic. This time out, the band tackles a quintessential power ballad and covers Guns N' Roses' epic 'November Rain'. The band have racked up over fifty million cumulative YouTube views so far.
Danny Worsnop is a Metalcore vocalist who served as the frontman for the Metalcore pioneers, Asking Alexandria. He later became the lead singer of We Are Harlot, a hard rock supergroup and has also provided vocals for songs by groups like I See Stars, With One Last Breath, Breathe Carolina and Memphis May Fire. The 26-year-old recently reunited with Asking Alexandria, but he still pursues his own music.
With his successful solo project, Danny Worsnop matures into blues rock/outlaw country territory on his solo debut album, 'The Long Road Home'. Here's 'Mexico'.
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