The release of Battle Beast's new studio album is only two weeks away. That's why it's time for their fans to get another Bringer Of Pain lesson today with the release of the third album trailer.
Prior to an extensive touring cycle, the band also announced two pre-listening parties in Finland recently, taking place at The Riff in Helsinki on 10th February and at Jack The Rooster (front bar) in Tampere on 11th February.
Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, 'Bringer Of Pain' was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund and the album is the first to be recorded with guitarist Joona Björkroth.
Wednesday 13 has signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and is set to release his seventh solo studio album, titled 'Condolences' on 2nd June 2017.
The horror punk kingpin and former-Murderdolls frontman is thrilled to be joining his new record label home, telling us, "We're so excited to finally announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment! It's an honour for us to be on the roster among so many other great bands and friends. Thanks to Nuclear Blast for giving us the opportunity and our fans for your undying support. We're looking forward to many more years of this with all of you."
Wednesday returns to UK shores later this month with his 'Undead, Unplugged' tour. The intimate evening features an extended set of acoustic versions taken from his extensive catalogue, plus a wealth of tales regaled from years on the road.
Finnish winter Metal warriors Wolfheart have released a new single with video for 'The Flood'. The new single introduces more melodic and doom influenced side from the forthcoming 3rd album 'TYHJYYS' which will be released worldwide om 3rd March by Spinefarm Records.
Most of the video footage was shot while recording the album in Petrax, the legendary Finnish studio (Amorphis, HIM, CoB, Nightwish etc). Pre-orders are available now
Celebrated South African blues rock guitarist Dan Patlansky returns to the UK for his April / May 2017 UK Tourr. This will be the first tour Patlansky will undertake following his support slot on King King’s 2016 UK tour, and Joe Satriani’s 2015 UK and European tour.
The UK tour follows Patlansky’s recent accolade when his current album 'Introvertigo' was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the Blues Rock Review. This marks the second time Patlansky has been voted #1 in Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20 Albums. The first time was in 2014 with his previous studio album 'Dear Silence Thieves' which featured the rock radio favourites 'Backbite' and 'Fetch Your Spade'.
Patlansky’s special guest is the Lincolnshire-based singer-songwriter Ash Wilson. Hailed as one of the UK’s most exciting and distinctive new vocalists, guitarists and songwriters in the British contemporary blues scene, Wilson’s debut album, 'Broken Machine', will be released 21st April and features bassist Roger Inniss (Chaka Khan, ex-Laurence Jones), keyboardist Bob Fridzema (King King), and guitarist Jesse Davey (The Hoax).
15th April Mr. Kyps, Poole
16th April HRH Blues Festival, Sheffield Academy (SOLD OUT)
2nd May Islington O2 Academy, London
3rd May The Deaf Institute, Manchester
4th May The Globe, Cardiff
5th May The Tunnels, Bristol
6th May The Factory, Barnstable
During the 1980s the music scene was exploding with an abundance of great rock bands - including multi-platinum sellers such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot and RATT – but there was always room for talented new contenders. For King Kobra this was an invitation from heaven, launching onto a landscape that was primed for killer hard rock, enormous sales, and unlimited airplay.
It comes as no surprise then, that respected re-issue label Rock Candy Records has turned a spotlight on their first two classic albums, ‘Ready To Strike’ and ‘Thrill Of A Lifetime’. Both titles are set to be reissued on February 10th having been fully remastered with enhanced 16-page booklets featuring rare photos, new interviews, and a 4000 word essay penned by Malcolm Dome.
Formed in California in 1984, by seasoned drummer Carmine Appice (Cactus, Beck Bogart & Appice, Ozzy Osbourne) and featuring vocalist Mark Free (Unruly Child), guitarists John Michael Philips & Mick Sweda (Bulletboys) and bassist Johnny Rod (WASP), the band won instant attention for their unique look – four blondes and one brunette.
Due to overwhelming demand and just after the recent announcement of their first-ever UK performance, The Magpie Salute, who are spearheaded by acclaimed guitarist Rich Robinson, have just announced a fourth show at London’s Under The Bridge on April 15th.
12th April – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
13th April– Under The Bridge
14th April– Under The Bridge
15th April– Under The Bridge
Tickets are available through Eventim.
The opening night sold-out within minutes of the tickets going on sale and with only a few left for the Thursday and Friday shows, a fourth show has now been added. The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.
The band will be performing songs from The Black Crowes catalogue as well as solo material from Rich and Marc plus “whatever else may materialise", says Robinson.
US occult noise/black metal artists T.O.M.B (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) have released a new video for the track ‘Awake…Darkness’ which is taken from last year’s album ‘Fury Nocturnes’ on Peaceville Records.
The album also features legendary drummer Hellhammer of Mayhem, shaman doom guitarist John Litchko of Goreaphobia/Necrotion and the mighty death industrial noise artist Grant Richardson from the project Gnawed.
New Zealand’s youngest thrash Metallers, Alien Weaponry, are kicking off 2017 with a thunderous new single, ‘Raupatu’.
Staying true to Alien Weaponry’s modus operandi - to make and play loud, in-your-face, hard-core rock - ‘Raupatu’ follows on from the success of last year’s epic single, ‘Urutaa’.
Consisting of 14-year-old Lewis de Jong, his 16-year-old brother Henry and 14-year-old Ethan Trembath, Alien Weaponry have not only taken the New Zealand rock scene by storm, they’ve impressed critics and fans alike with their use of Te Reo Māori in their music and their focus on socio-political issues.
Ashe O'Hara's (ex-TesseracT) band Voices From The Fuselage have just released a lyric video for a new track of theirs 'A Principle God' that features on their debut album 'Odyssey: The Destroyer Of Worlds'. The band have recently signed to White Star Records.
Talking about the track, O'Hara told us: "It's a general observation about religion and how such catastrophic things can happen and yet people still believe it's down to a higher presence or being". The video was created by Miles Skarin from Crystal Spotlight and consists of some stunning visuals to accompany the lyrics of the song.
The band are a 5-piece progressive rock band combining crunchy guitar riffs and soaring lead guitar with pop influences vocals to create a distinct sound, drawing influence from the likes of Karnivool, Anberlin, This Will Destroy You.
Thrash Metal outfit Havok have unleashed another new track off their upcoming record, 'Conformicide', which will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records.
The song, titled 'Ingsoc', is the longest running on the new album and lyrically takes heavy influence from the classic George Orwell novel, 1984.
Speaking about 'Ingsoc', Havok lead guitartist Reece Scruggs told us: “This is one of my favorite tracks on the record, and a bit left field compared to most Havok tracks. Full of slamming riffs and burning lines; it's still 100% us but a bit progressive. I fully believe this song display the best in each of us and comes together to be a ripper!”
Adding his thoughts on the writing and thematics behind the song, David Sanchez (vocals, guitar) comments: “1984 takes place in a socialist hell wherein there is perpetual war, government-sanctioned propaganda, massive gaps between the rich and poor, and "Big Brother" spies on every citizen. It appears that Orwell was not just a novelist, but a prophet; as 'Ingsoc' has become all too real. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
Gorguts' celebrated Metalorgie Fest IV appearance at Le Ferrailleur in Nantes from 2016 is now being streamed in full via YouTube. This pro-shot show includes a complete performance of the Canadians' acclaimed latest EP 'Pleiades' Dust' among other highlights.
When it comes to Gorguts, you have to expect the unexpected. In an age of a postulated clash of cultures, mastermind Luc Lemay delivers a piece of music that is conceptually and lyrically based on the "House of Wisdom", a medieval library based in Baghdad and at the heart of the Golden Age of Islam with its many scientific breakthroughs in various fields of learning.
During their early days as part of Death Metal's first wave, they created a legacy of legendary releases including their debut album 'Considered Dead' (1991) and its more experimental and technical follow-up 'Erosion of Sanity' and have continued being busy expanding and redefining the language of Death Metal.
Amaranthe will kick off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album 'Maximalism' on February 10 in Houston, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.
The trek snakes through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania. To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for 'Boomerang'.
Guitarist Olof Morck stold us "It is finally time to release our brand new video for 'Boomerang', an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie! Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! Perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, it is packed to the brim with action, glitter and glamour - you can try to bring us down, but we'll come around, like a Boomerang!"
Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot frontman Danny Worsnop matures effortlessly into blues rock/outlaw country territory on his solo debut, 'The Long Road Home', delivering an album of real, raw emotion, with songs about personal tragedy, hard-living and heartache. It will be released via Earache Records on February 17th.
At the age of just 26, Worsnop has already lived more of life's ups and downs than most. His recent personal tragedy is laid bare in album opener 'Prozac' and the listener is taken on a roller-coaster of emotions through the twelve song set. The video premiered via NME earlier this week. He has also delighted to announce that he has been added to Kent's Ramblin' Man Fair line up in July.
Worsnop told us: "With the help of some incredible and very talented people, I am pleased to announce that in 2017 I will be releasing my first album as a solo artist. It has been an emotional roller-coaster creating these songs, but the end result has left me humbled, proud, and more excited about a project than I ever have been in my life."
After releasing their 2nd album, 'Broken' in July 2016, Leicester's balls-out hard rockers, Hell's Addiction have signed a deal with TMR Band Management.
Described as the bastard child of an illicit three-way between Skid Row, early-Guns N’ Roses & AC/DC, the 5-piece are now planning a UK wide tour along with a host of festival appearances, including Hard Rock Hell.
Frontman, Ben Sargent told us: “We’ve signed with TMR to take us on to another level. We exist solely to perform live and to rock an audience to its bones. It’s who we are, it’s in our DNA. Sure we love recording too but only because it enables us to tour and party with the crowd. We love it loud and we plan to only make it louder.”
Little Hurricane, the San Diego dirty-blues duo of front man Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina are gearing up for the release of their third full-length studio album 'Same Sun Same Moon' on April 14, on their new home Mascot Records (Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Big Jesus, Black Label Society).
During the writing process in their studio, built on ancient Native American lands in the mountains east of San Diego, Tone was overcome by a powerful force that led him on a 28 mile barefoot journey that nearly took his life. One ominous mountain, at an elevation of over 3,400 feet of rocky terrain, called to Tone: “Something called to me to go to the top of the mountain. I had no other response but to listen" he explains. He left without telling a soul and foregoing any food or water. The trek left him hospitalized with kidney failure, frostbite, and injuries so severe he was unable to walk for over a month. Several shows were cancelled, and the album was put on hold.
This new record is a nod to its predecessors 'Homewrecker' (2011)and 'Gold Fever' (2014) while taking a resolute turn with its intention. These twelve new songs retain the honesty and immediacy of Little Hurricane’s earlier work.
This evolution is especially evident on the album’s first single 'OTL', a love song woven from understated keyboards and intertwined vocals. Married in summer 2016, the creative partners elected to openly share their happiness with listeners for the first time.
Rudra are the unholy kings of Vedic Metal and also one of the longest surviving bands from the Asian region. The band’s latest and eighth outing ‘Enemy of Duality’ is deemed as the most ambitious album ever produced by the band which also marks their 25th anniversary.
The album dwells heavily on the philosophical aspects of ‘Mandukya Upanishads’ an ancient Sanskrit text. The album also features interesting collaborations with several ethnic instrumentalists such as the brothers Krishna Tan and Govind Tan on the Sitar and Tabla respectively, the Singaporean traditional percussion group Damaru Singapore, Raghavendra Rajasekaran on the Flute, Kyle Ravin on the ancient wind instrument Didgeridoo, and also guest vocals by Priveen Raj Naidu and Aishwariyah S.
In a series of videos the band shine some light on the making of 'Enemy Of Duality'.
More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 17th February 2017...