The number forty is such a common occurrence in many traditions and faiths that is has stopped being literal and has come to represent an unspecified, approximate but significant number. We're going to have forty drinks tonight.
New York based Hard Rock veterans Adrenaline Mob have announced their upcoming third studio album, 'We The People', which will be released June 2nd on Century Media.
The new record is the follow up to 2014's 'Men of Honor' and will be the first to feature new drummer Jordan Cannata, as well as new bassist David Zablidowsky (of Trans Siberian Orchestra). Earlier this month, the band announced the addition of Cannata by sharing a video of the drummer exhibiting his phenomenal talent and swagger behind the kit:
The politically-inspired album will be available in several formats including Special Edition CD and gatefold vinyl, and the band will head on a world tour this summer, with dates to be announced shortly.
As the UK thrash legends Acid Reign gear up for their 'April Fools' tour, the band are excited to announce the release of the lyric video for their brand new single 'The Man Who Became Himself'.
The follow up to their acclaimed song 'Plan Of The Damned' (as featured on the new Music for Nations 'Speed Kills VII' compilation.), 'The Man Who Became Himself' - featuring artwork by Andy Pilkington from Very Metal Art - captures the band on bludgeoning form that picks up where the bruising POTD left off.
Frontman Howard "H" Smith told us: "An album is still some way off but we wanted to have a new song out for our first headline tour since 1990. See you all there we can't wait!".
To coincide with his May 2017 UK tour, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen will release his new single 'Who Are You Listening To?' on Monday 3rd April – taken from his critically acclaimed album 'Honest Man'.
The single was hatched with Ryan Hupman during a pre-US election social media flood and emerges as rally call for people to make up their own minds and not be swung by the "information" we're being fed.
With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.
Thursday 18th May: The Grand Social, Dublin
Friday 19th May: Fochabers Institute, Fochabers Village, Scotland
Saturday 20th May: Tooth & Claw, Inverness
Sunday 21st May: The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Monday 22nd May: Mash House, Edinburgh
Wednesday 24th May: Night & Day, Manchester
Thursday 25th May: The Borderline, London
The Magpie Salute have announced the release of their self-titled debut album on June 9th through Eagle Rock, Entertainment. Produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson, the musically tight and expansive album was recorded live-in-the-studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the brand-new studio track 'Omission'.
The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist whose signature sound and gentle soul are woven into The Magpie Salute.
The band will also be making their UK debut next month, with four back-to-back shows at London's Under The Bridge starting on April 12th. 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 was added. The UK run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York in January.
Orlando, Florida six-piece Thomas Wynn and The Believers have dropped a stunning acoustic performance of 'Man Out Of Time', the opening track from their upcoming album 'Wade Waist Deep' out on 19 May 2017 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Beth Hart, Gov't Mule, JJ Grey and Mofro, Monster Truck).
The birth of 'Wade Waist Deep' saw Thomas Wynn and The Believers traveling from Florida to Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, where the band recorded with four-time Grammy award-winning producer, Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Jack White, Chris Stapleton).
The album opens with "Man Out of Time," a hypnotic blues that sees Wynn describe how music makes us believe: "I felt a pulse slow to the ear, but deep in body, and free from fear," he sings with drive and conviction. His sister's harmonies swirl in between Wynn's transcendent guitar solos like a haunting church choir.
The Swedish hard rock band Eclipse released their new album, 'Monumentum', on 24th March. A new single and video from the record, 'Hurt', is available now.
Eclipse tour the UK in mid-April with Frontiers label-mates One Desire as support on all dates. The highly rated Finns are a new signing to Frontiers and also released their self-titled debut album on 24th March.
Kenwyn House, guitarist of 90s alt rock giants Reef and his new UK psychedelic rock band Goldray have announced their UK tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated full length debut album 'Rising', released on May 5th.
Recorded at various studios including Metropolis, The Granary and RAK Studios, the album has been produced jointly by Kenwyn House and vocalist Leah Rasmussen and co-produced by Clive Martin (the acclaimed knob-twiddler behind Reef's huge debut 'Replenish'), with Brit Award-winning producer Pedro Ferreira adding his magic touch to the final mixes.
'Rising' will be released in Vinyl LP, CD and Digital formats via their own label Akashic Records, with worldwide distribution through Cargo Records.
6th May: The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington
10th May: The Borderline, London
18th May: The B2, Norwich
9th June: The Green Door Store, Brighton
15th June: Fibbers, York
17th June: The Bodega Social, Nottingham
1st July: Thekla, Bristol
Finnish extreme Death Metal band Enragement and Inverse Records have made a record deal concerning their second album named 'Burned, Barren, Bloodstained'. The album is released June 9th 2017 and a single 'Blood for the Sun God' is released today.
Since their debut full-length, 2014's 'Omnimalevolence of Man', Enragement has taken ever further leaps into the darkness. Honing skills, technique and atmosphere, and above all, their myriad visions of evil, the new album paints the band's most abysmal portrait of man to date.
Enragement present a unique blend of three equal-footed growlers adding twisted nuances into the sea of brutality, to seamlessly highlight each step of their disgusting stories. No sound, no idea is beyond Enragement's quest to create the ultimate song to capture the human condition at its darkest. This is Extreme Death Metal, this is Enragement!
Canadians All Else Fails are back with their follow up to their 2013 award winning EP 'Fucktropolis' with a brand new EP 'The Forever Lie'.
Due out Feb 17th via their indie label Suicidal Bride Records continues the band's aggressively dark brand of Metal that infuses a variety of elements that includes experimental, classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.
Vocalist / guitarist Barret Klesko told us: "'The Forever Lie' is the idea that if we fall in line, we will be taken care of. That we can work hard like our parents and we will be successful. It's that our lives will ultimately have meaning, and that we deserve to be happy. The forever lie is the so called American dream, and that everything will be okay."
South American band Cultura Tres have released a new video for a re-recorded version of the track 'Hole In Your Head', taken from their third album 'Rezando al Miedo'.
This video is inspired by the fear, the fear of religion... This fear has many faces and its devastating divisive hatred had infected our world in the past; now it seems to be lurking just around every corner again. Views and words from the Latin American perspective, a culture still struggling to overcome a past - Columbus catholic brainwash.
Cultura Tres will be performing this June 14th at the Underworld Camden in London UK, supporting fellow South Americans De La Tierra (Sepultura, Mana, Puya, A.N.I.M.A.L).
Lesbian Bed Death, the UK female fronted Hard Rock/Gothic Punk band have released the third single, 'Son Of A Thousand Maniacs', from their current studio album, 'Evil Never Dies'.
The single is a hell-raising, hard rock party anthem and has already become a live favourite. The song was inspired by the band's love for the Nightmare On Elm Street movies as frontwoman Sienna Venom told us:
"I grew up watching all of the classic 80s horror movies, and the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise was one of my favourites. We've always wanted to pay homage to Freddy Krueger in a future music video, and now we've finally made it happen with this track".
Shot on location at the famous haunted 18th century pub, The Leopard Inn, in Stoke-on-Trent, the music video for 'Son Of A Thousand Maniacs' sees Sienna Venom take on the role of Freddy Krueger as she torments a teenage girl through her nightmares.
Anathema have revealed the first track from their new album 'The Optimist' which is released on 9th June. The album will be release on several formats and special editions and pre-orders are being taken now.
Daniel Cavanagh explains the song choice "Here we present the song 'Springfield', it's actually the song that closed our unforgettable Wembley gig with Opeth and it seemed to be a track that just fell into place without much effort. It seemed to do itself.
"The song forms part of a narrative that runs through The Optimist album, it's a narrative that begins where A Fine Day To Exit left off. The album is a journey. The songs are ambiguous. There is no right or wrong way to take them. Make of them what you will."
The band have also announced European tour dates which will see them supported by Alcest.
Cradle Of Filth, the UK's most visionary and hellish outfit, are pleased to announce that they will be playing a special one off festival warm-up show in Portsmouth.
The show will take place at Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms on June 23rd 2017 and tickets are on-sale today. Friday 31st March.
Cradle Of Filth are currently locked away, working on the follow up to 2015's opus 'Hammer Of The Witches'. Stayed tuned for more news later this year.
Party Doom band Gurt are proud to announce the release of their sophomore album 'Skullossus', which shall see the light of day on May 1st, 2017 via When Planets Collide.
In true Gurt style this album is an absolute colossal record and once again raises the bar for their extremely unique form. Created over a week long period at Titan Studios in Watford and crafted under the watchful eye of Producer Steve Sears and Co-Producer Tony Nigelson these songs feature a variety of big riffs, memorables hooks, massive choruses and some special guests.
When Planets Collide is also proud to present a tour of mammoth proportions, bringing together Gurt and San Francisco Doom Metal trio Brume who venture to UK soil for the first time. With these bands united for the first time, the ying and yang of heavy music is covered in 5 days of crushingly heavy music and fun times.
After the 2013 demo 'The Crackling of Embers', Danish atmospheric Black Metallers Sunken are ready to take the world by storm with their debut full-length 'Departure', an album where the band showcases once again their potency and songwriting skills, promising to cause an impact and lasting atmosphere.
The band comments: "Our debut album has been long underway. 'Departure' shows a more matured, unique and experimental Sunken, with a more honest approach to songwriting, sound and expression. The writing of the album has been a long journey, with new and interesting sources of inspiration and contributions from many different musicians. All of this made the album what it is today. We're finally ready for our Departure."
'Departure' is set to be released on May 26th, 2017 via Triton's Orbit (home of Vinterbris, Akasava and Riti Occulti).
Australian pop sensibilities combined with modern progressive heaviness – the cult force that is Voyager are back with a new album, entitled 'Ghost Mile'. They smashed their Pledge Music campaign target in just over a week, and 2 days after releasing their first single 'Ascension', taken from the album.
Voyager's sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best- huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals. The album was mixed by Matthew Templeman and mastered by Simon Strutters and maintains the production that was such a successful selling point for their album 'V'.
With a fiery red keytar, a feisty female guitarist and concerts described as "amazing chemistry blending pop with heavy, technical and progressive riffs", Voyager are consistently a live force to be reckoned with.
More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 7th April 2017...