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26th May 2017



Edition forty eight of Cum On Feel The Newz.

One theory about the lyrics of '48 Crash' by Suzi Quatro is that it's about male menopause. Another point of view is that Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn said they could write "a song about anything", so were challenged to come up with a treatment of the 1848 United States economic crisis.

Wonder if they are still up for this challenge? What about a song on how bananas and custard are a perfect pairing? Guess what I had for my lunch by the way?


Let's do this...

Walkway
Hell's Addiction
Blind Guardian
Final Coil
Davey Suicide
5 Star Grave
Rotten Sound
Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein
Michael Monroe
End Of Green
Final Void
Kill II This
Figures
Riksha
Tethra
Tankard

 

Krefeld, Germany-based progressive Power Metallers Blind Guardian announced the release of their first live record in 14 years, just a few weeks ago. Guitarist André Olbrich told us why the time has come for 'Live Beyond The Spheres':

"There's several different reasons why it's about time to release a live album. We've had a new rhythm section in the band - Frederik and Bahrend - for a couple of years now. Our interaction improved a lot by their joining and our songs developed a better groove and became more dynamic. The appearance of digital amp profilers and digital recording techniques also made it possible to create a fairly similar sonic image in different venues and to fulfil our image of what a perfect live album should be.

"Last but not least; we released three studio albums since our previous live album, and we didn't have any live recordings from our relatively current studio material. By compiling a 3-disc package, we were able to create a very extensive and varied set list to reflect our 30-year career with an optimal performances. We compiled one "show" out of the best tracks from more than 40 live performances, recorded during our European tour in 2015. That's how we pinned down the most beautiful and atmospheric moments on this medium,""

The 22-song package entitled 'Live Beyond The Spheres', will be purchasable as a 3CD-DIGI as well as a 4LP-BOX. Besides all-time classics such as 'The Bard's Song (In The Forest)', 'Valhalla' and 'Mirror Mirror' (seen below), rather rarely performed songs like 'And Then There Was Silence' are also a part of this live record.




It's their jubilee year - 35 years of Tankard, and a suitable soundtrack can't be neglected for the occasion. The band's 17th studio album entitled 'One Foot In The Grave' will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

But one week before its release, the iconic Frankfurt-based thrashers will celebrate another remarkable milestone in their career; all of Frankfurt are currently looking forward to the German cup final against Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 27th. 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans will be there following their team, and everyone able to watch the match will see Tankard's performance of the club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' about 30 minutes before kick-off, in front of the Frankfurt stands.

The band launched an official trailer for this special event which you can see below. The club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' was recorded and released on a Tankard EP in 2006; the band already had the chance to perform the song in the stadium of the German cup final against Bayern Munich that same year. Since that day, the track can be heard before every Eintracht Frankfurt home game. A re-release of the previously mentioned sold-out EP is tentatively scheduled for autumn 2017.




Following the success of opening for Status Quo, The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), up and coming British rockers Walkway are proud to announce that their highly anticipated third album, to be titled 'WWIII', will be released on Saturday 8th July 2017. To coincide with this, a launch party for the record takes place on the night of the band's 1000th show at Norwich Waterfront.

The album was recorded earlier this year at Sonic One Studio, Wales and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee (Grammy winner for his work on the 2009 Beatles Re-masters, and has worked with Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, John Lennon, Gary Moore, and U2 among others) and will contain 12 brand new Walkway songs, plus a tribute to the late Status Quo Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Parfitt with a cover of Quo's 'Rain' which will also feature original Status Quo Drummer John Coghlan on drums.

Walkway have already toured extensively, including a staggering 245 performances, and their previous albums, 'Top Shelf Content' and 'Streetwise' have seen them gain national airplay on BBC Radio 2, and they have a huge national fan-base of all ages and a large ever growing online fan base to match. Tickets for the show in Norwich are available now – It's a 14+ show with doors opening at 6:30pm.

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Walkway photo – © Mainstage Photography exclusively for MetalTalk.net


Blending Nu-Metal and Industrial rock, Davey Suicide are excited to release their brand new music video for 'No Angel'. The song is featured on their third full-length album 'Made From Fire', which came out independently earlier this year, and charted on Billboard.

As frontman Davey Suicide told us, "When Needlz and I finished writing this track, we knew we had something special here. I can't tell you how many times I've lived through these lyrics and fought this battle inside my head."

Hailing from "Unholywood Killafornia", the band consists of Davey himself on vocals, Niko Gemini on guitar, Drayven Davidson on drums, Derek Obscura on Bass Guitar and Needlz as the "keyboardist/audio terrorist"

The 'New Angel' video was directed and edited by Vicente Cordero, while Charles Kallaghan Masabo and band member Needlz co-produced it.




Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released the Official Music Video for 'Run For Your Life'. Directed by Brian Cox at Flarelight Films, and is the first single from the upcoming 'As We Die' album which is due for release on Friday 2nd June via Monsterman Records.

"I did the guitars when I did the 'Abominator' record, explained Doyle, adding "We did two albums at once, actually. We were going to do a double album but there was so much material we just cut the motherfucker in half. We were actually done with all the recording during February of 2016, and we were just having a real problem getting the mix right.

"We mixed for 14 fucking months...I'm out of my mind, man. It's got to be perfect. It's your product and you have to make it perfect, 'cause it's forever. It's got to be great. When my favourite artist makes a record and I don't like it, I'm pissed, y'know? I don't want anyone to feel that way about us"




Hell's Addiction have announced the release of a new single, 'Holiday', which will be available to download and stream on Friday 2nd June 2017.

The five-piece balls-out hard rock band from Leicester are described as the bastard child of an illicit three-way between Skid Row, early-Guns N' Roses and AC/DC, with this new release typifying that description.

'Holiday' will be available from all good digital download outlets, as well as Spotify and Apple Music. It is taken from their acclaimed album, 'Broken', and wholly represents the party nature of these purveyors of good time rock n roll.

Frontman, Ben Sargent told us: "These are tough and uncertain times but rock music has a role to play in helping us heal and bring us together and hopefully in our own small way we can contribute to that. We exist solely to perform live and rock an audience to its bones. It's who we are, it's in our DNA. Sure, we love recording 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."

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Michael Monroe is set to release a career spanning Best Of Collection via Spinefarm Records on Friday 9th June. A 29-track, 2CD re-mastered set features key compositions from Michael's 30-year solo career, plus bonus cuts & unreleased songs.

In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on 'The Best' – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017.

Regarding the release, he told us: "This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced 'Demolition 23' album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks."

As well as key, high-profile numbers such as 'Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll' and ''78', this two-CD set also showcases some "from the vaults" moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.

"There's a couple of extra special tracks like 'It's A Lie', sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released 2nd version of the Steppenwolf cover 'Magic Carpet Ride' featuring Slash, from 1993". Two other previously unreleased songs are 'Fist Fulla Dynamite' and 'Simpletown', outakkes from the 'Blackout Stakes' album (2015), plus there's the new single 'One Foot Outta The Grave' – an anthem of pure defiance – to bring things nicely up to date.

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End Of Green, Germanys strongest Dark Rock band have found their very own standpoint in the cosmos of music and have once again lacerated their lesions for their upcoming effort 'Void Estate'.

End Of Green come from a world of their own – no other band is able to visualize isolation in the midst of beauty with such ear-piercing power and after 25 years of agony they release opus number nine – out on Friday 18th August 2017 via Napalm Records.

Inside of a maze of Goth, Doom, Metal, doleful Alternative and deep-rooted pain, they are desperate to find hope. Michelle Darkness sings touching and intimate dirges about aging, loss and loneliness. Every note is clutched by wistfulness and somewhere in these lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines.




Aussie rockers Figures have premiered the video for new single 'Alpha', the second track released from the upcoming new EP, 'Chronos', which is set for release on Friday 16th June.

Packed full of huge hooks, groove-driven riffs and cleverly subtle dynamics, 'Alpha' is another great taster of Figures' inventive and accessible sound.

Vocalist Mark Tronson commented: "Alpha lyrically explores the idea of 'the artists' struggle' through both the eyes of the artist and their supporters, both viewpoints being vastly different. Where a fan may look upon an artist as someone living out their potential in an awe-inspiring or romanticised way, the fact is this: behind the curtain there is a whole world of stress, doubt, financial struggles, anxiety and thousands of other pressures that any artist must endure to achieve and maintain success. For myself, it's a song about the internal risk/reward debate that comes with this type of lifestyle choice".

The video itself was shot and edited by Andrew Basso from Electrum Photography who followed the band around the last few gigs of 2016 and early 2017 to make a live montage, including footage from Progfest 2016 and a support show for Twelve Foot Ninja in January 2017.




Horror Metallers 5 Star Grave have just signed a record deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of their next studio album. No details have yet been disclosed except the fact that the follow-up to 2012's 'Drugstore Hell' is currently scheduled for a September 2017 release.

The new album has been described as a natural evolution of the band's sound, featuring extremely catchy metal tracks, supported by a wide range of vocals and influenced by a more hard-rock / horror-punk attitude in the vein of bands like Alice Cooper, The Misfits and Wednesday 13.




Salt Lake City's Riksha has inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah "Shark" Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning) for their forthcoming album 'Five Stages Of Numb' set for release in June. The album was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros plus album art done by Die Elster.

Riksha's sound is affectionately known as "throg", a mixture of thrash and progressive. The band can best be compared to groove Metal and nu Metal bands such as Mudvayne, Tool, Pantera, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, Nothingface, and American Head Charge.

Frontman Palmer states, "We couldn't be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent." Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh also states, "Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can't wait to see what comes next!"




Final Void, a band that hails from Tampere, Finland combining melodic rock and Metal in their own unique style, have just released their debut album 'Sounds Of Absence'.

Final Void formed in 2012, but instead of hurrying to the studio, they decided to let their sound grow and mature. In 2015, as the band reached its final ensemble, it was time to start working on their debut album. This powerful album takes the listener on a melodic journey through strong emotions and emotional landscapes.

Albert Hyrönen, a solo artist and a finalist of a national guitarist competition 'Kitarasankari' (Guitar Hero), appears on the track 'Thoreau'. He told us:

"Final Void asked me if I wanted to play a solo on their upcoming album. I listened the song and immediately decided I wanted to be a part of this project! The song kicks ass and the overall feeling of the debut album is just amazing and so versatile!"




Unique UK progressive Metal band Final Coil unveil their debut album, Persistence Of Memory, which will be released through Worm Hole Death (WHD) Records digitally, on June 23rd in Europe and June 14th in the US, with a physical release to follow in late September.

Final Coil began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. However, over the course of three preceding EPs, 'Live With Doubt', 'Somnambulant' and 'Closed To The Light', they have gradually transformed themselves, developing into a band of superlative class and skill.

In these days of disposable culture, where it's always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, it's a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks, reminding you that things of depth and worth can still be found in this world. 'Persistence Of Memory' is the perfect example of such an album; where every element has been carefully crafted, every detail attended to. From the sensitive mastering by Cult Of Luna's Magnus Lindberg to the enthralling cover art, created by Andy Pilkington (Flotsam And Jetsam), the album is a remarkable achievement.




Italian Metal act Tethra are passionate about emerging artists and they are on a mission to increase the numbers of people that attend smaller, club sized venues in not just Italy, but on a worldwide scale, stating:

"In recent years, many small and medium-sized clubs dedicated to metal music have closed or changed their genre because of the low attendance at the concerts. It's a global phenomenon that, if it does not have a clear turnabout, will oblige all industry employees to make drastic decisions."

So, Tethra would like to raise awareness among all fans of this genre about this topic, assuming a catastrophic scenario for the next future: what will happen when the last live club will also close? Will emerging bands play no more or will they totally rely on live streaming from rehearsal studios and improvised venues?

For this reason, on Thursday 8th June at 10pm (Italian time) and 9pm (UK), Tethra will play a full set live streaming show in a real live venue open just for them, furthermore, to give everyone the opportunity to participate in this event, they will keep the video online for 24 hours.

You can follow the event through Tethra's Facebook page.




British Metal band Kill II This have released a video for new track, 'Sleeper Cell'. Speaking about the new song, guitarist and producer Mark Mynett said, "We're having a blast in Kill II This at the moment and we're really proud of Sleeper Cell. Stylistically it's the result of the four of us each putting our own stamp on things. It still has that Kill II This sound but it feels really fresh."

Vocalist Simon Gordon added, "With all the new material we're writing we've really tapped into the energy and feel that Kill II This is known for without simply reproducing what was done back in the day. We're still using samples and technology in all the new songs and on Sleeper Cell we've added pianos and strings. Once it all came together we knew that was exactly what it needed. We're working on an album but that's a little way off yet, so we wanted to give people something to whet their appetites."

Kill II This features original members Mark Mynett (guitar), Pete Stone (bass) and Jeff Singer (drums) as well as Simon Gordon (vocals) who sang on the City of God side project with Mynett and Singer in 2005. The release of the new material coincides with the band's forthcoming appearance at the Uprising Festival, which takes place on 27th and 28th May at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.




Rotten Sound are unleashing a power-driven live video that shows the band tearing their stage apart and whipping the audience into a frenzy.

The track 'Trashmonger' has been taken from the Finnish grind kings' latest album 'Abuse to Suffer'. The album remains true to the band's resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style.

Rotten Sound are back and angrier than ever. Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and these Finns do not subscribe to the idea of compromise.





More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 2nd June 2017...



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