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14th July 2017



Edition fifty five of Cum On Feel The Newz.

We are transported back to the heady days of 1984 this week and the immense video for Sammy Hagar's 'I Can't Drive 55' is on repeat. Funny how that yellow jumpsuit hasn't come back into fashion yet.

Let's do this...

The Room
Admiron
Enslaved
Klogr
Tequila Mockingbyrd
Ryan Hamilton
Prophets Of Rage
The Beautiful Monument
Sworn Amongst
The Redeemed
Korpiklaani
Saint Apache
Prong
Devilfire
Emptiness
As Paradise Falls

Finnish Folk Metal superstars Korpiklaani will release their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled 'Live At Masters Of Rock', on August 25th 2017 through Nuclear Blast. In support of this release, the band with frontman Jonne Järvelä have unleashed the first single 'Pilli on pajusta tehty', which is now available as an instant grat track when you digitally pre-order.

After hearing the title of the package, it's easy to conclude that it was recorded at the identically named festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic but there's even more to be excited about. This release doesn't just include the show from 2016, it also has a second full show from 2014 as bonus feature. The 2016 concert features guest appearances from Tero Hyväluoma (additional fiddler) as well as Toni Perttula (additional accordion player), Sami's identical twin brother. Mixing and mastering of 'Live At Masters Of Rock' were handled by frontman Jonne Järvelä himself.

Jonne told us: "This our first ever DVD release, and we are quite proud of it. It has no backing tracks, no choirs, no samples, all the mistakes are included. It is just us, Korpiklaani, pure live rock'n'roll. I spent a lot of time during the mastering process with Svante Forsbäck who recently handled the Rammstein mastering and we worked very hard to get the right ambience and crowd sound. So when you turn it up loud, it feels like you are right there in the thick of it."




American Power Trio Prong have just released 'Divide And Conquer' as the second digital single from their upcoming studio album 'Zero Days'.

Tommy Victor says about the song: "Hey - our new single 'Divide And Conquer' is a fist-pumping sing-a-long. We think of it as a modern day anthem. It's catchy but it's pissed off."

'Zero Days' will be released on July 28th 2017 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream. Prong have just started an extensive European tour.




Following ten days of gigging to 2,000 capacity sold out venues as special guests to former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, Devilfire have forged a fiery path into the European rock'n'roll road. Returning to the UK to a sold out festival crowd at Hard Rock Hell AOR 2017 was the icing on the cake, and the Birmingham based melodic hard rock outfit are ready to conquer the world with their debut album 'Dark Manoeuvres' this October.

Mixed by acclaimed producer Romesh Dodangoda Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine) and co-produced by Romesh and Devilfire frontman Alex Cooper (Shy, Quireboys Spike, Ginger) at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff, 'Dark Manoeuvres' is a mammoth thirteen-track album. Calling on varied influences with a darker melodic sound, this hook laden, riff filled collection of music has been carefully crafted with passion. 'Dark Manouevres' is set to push rock's boundaries with its honest British roots.

"I try to put my heart on the page, be as open and honest as its all I know", Cooper told us before adding, "Dark Manoeuvres is a therapy for me. As an artist all you can do is try to put the listener into your shoes. I feel that is the greatest power of music. It's always what I've loved when listening to any music that I emotionally connect with. With this debut album we've taken our time to curate the best possible music we can at this stage, and I honestly believe we've accomplished what we set out to do."

Devilfire are set to play O2 Academy, Birmingham (26th August) and HRH Sleaze, O2 Academy, Sheffield (2nd September) with more dates to be announced in due course.




With two albums, a DVD and 23 dates supporting Prong on their European tour, the alternative Metal band Klogr are back, heavier and more powerful than ever. Pre-orders are available now.

The band release their third studio album 'Keystone' on 6th October via Zeta Factory (distributed in the UK/Europe by PHD).The artwork is a piece of a painting by renowned Italian artist, Andrea Saltini.

Klogr frontman Rusty comments: "A while ago, I saw a paint of Andrea Saltini and I was really impressed by it. When 'Keystone' came to life with its music, I immediately remembered that painting and thought it would be perfect for our cover. Luckily it was still available and we were able to use it for our design."




Melbourne's The Beautiful Monument are a locally-brewed force to be reckoned with. They are releasing a haunting video for their track 'Sins', the final track from the band's album, 'I'm The Sin', released in February this year.

The group injects listeners with instantly relatable lyricism that levitates around themes of psychological strains, the pains and perils of broken relationships and the incessant impact of various forms of abuse. The video for Sins follows the story of the one you love most turning out to be the one causing the most damage to you.

Their recent release of their debut album saw them share the stage with international acts such as I Prevail (USA), Architects (UK) and Slaves (USA). The band is currently geared up to head out on a national tour with Tonight Alive (AUS) as main support in early November 2017.




After an incredible start of the year, Australian powerhouse trio Tequila Mockingbyrd continue to bring their energy to the UK and European stages with the 'Good Time' tour, in support of Aussie rockers Massive.

Their debut album 'Fight And Flight' was released in March via Off Yer Rocka Records, and contains thirteen songs covering topics such as having a good time, shaking what you've got to get where you want to go, and taking chances to make things happen. The first single, 'I Smell Rock N Roll' was followed up with 'Never Go Home', both being released ahead of the album.

About the forthcoming tour drummer Joise O'Toole said: "It's great to be back in the UK and Europe for the summer festival season. We're very excited to be hitting the road again, spreading our wings to the UK, Spain, Germany and Belgium for our biggest run of shows to date. We've got a couple of fresh faces on board and some fresh tunes to boot. Let the good times roll!"

You can see Tequila Mockinbyrd live in the UK at The Flapper, Birmingham (14th July), Wheatsheaf, Oxford (15th July), The Factory, Manchester (16th July), Trillians, Newcastle (18th July), Bannermans, Edinburgh (19th July), Wool Pack Live, Doncaster (20th July), Krazyhouse, Liverpool (21st July), The Kasbah, Coventry (22nd July), Sempiternal Fest, Cannock (23rd July), The Exchange, Bristol (26th July), Rock 'n' Blues Custom Show (28th July) and Steelhouse Festival, Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale (29th July).




The Room – known for their unique fusion of classic Rock and Prog - have taken to the stage to record their live DVD titled 'Live @ The Robin 2'.

Following a series of successful support slots for Inglorious, Lifesigns, Soft Machine, and a very busy festival season, The Room filmed their final show of 2016 at The Robin 2 and they're thrilled to announce its arrival. Filmed by six cameras at The Robin 2 by Skooch Media headed by Leigh Tarrant and Chris Grout-Smith, with the audio recorded by Damon Sawyer of Platform Studios, and edited/mastered by Ed Truckell, 'Live @ The Robin 2' also includes a backstage interview and the pre-release trailer.

The Room have a number of dates lined up for later this year and early next year including Cambridge Rock Festival, Horseheath (18th August), The Robin 2, Bilston (15th October), Iron Horse, Sidcup (11th November), Danfest7 @ The Musician, Leicester (25th November) and HRH AOR 6 – Pwllheli, North Wales (9th March)

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UK Metal powerhouse Sworn Amongst return heavier than ever with a new line-up and new single, 'The Cleansing'. The band also welcome vocalist Darryl Jones, bassist Kieran Agnew and guitarist/vocalist Ashley Currie, who have begun Sworn Amongst's next chapter and 'The Cleansing' is a taster of much more to come.

Fusing extreme brutality with big hooks has always been a talent Sworn Amongst possess, and 'The Cleansing' does not disappoint, however the band set out to return with a fresh sound. As drummer Jonny Harper explains: "With 'The Cleansing' we wanted to develop our sound, building on the heaviness we had on 'Under A Titan Sky', but be more vocally expressive and experiment with different styles while retaining an aggressive delivery, punishing rhythms and an anthemic chorus. The song is about the breakdown of the self destructive human race and recent events that have caused global repercussions, unrest and fear."

'The Cleansing' is the band's first release since their highly acclaimed album 'Under A Titan Sky', and you can expect more exciting news very soon. In the meantime you can catch live dates at The Crowndale, London (22nd August), Cavern, Exeter (23rs August), Subside, Birmingham (24th August), Opium, Edinburgh (25th August), Satan's Hollow, Manchester (26th August) and Castlefest, Luton (30th September).




Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce the release of their new single 'Smarter' on 11th August, in advance of an eight date UK tour.

As Hamilton explained, "I think 'Smarter' is a perfect example of all the ingredients coming together to give our band its sound. Pop, rock and country can all be found in this tune, and I'm super proud of that. It's nothing that we do on purpose. It's just what happens when you take a dude from Texas and put him in a band with hair Metal loving British band mates. Haha. As my band mates would say, the chorus is a little cheeky... but it actually comes from a very personal place. 'I'm still not clean, and I'm not sober. I'm just a little bit smarter and a whole lot older'."

'Smarter' is taken from the critically acclaimed new album, 'The Devil's In The Detail', an uplifting and energetic yet sensitive record, that celebrates music and storytelling. The twelve finely crafted songs, including the previous single, 'Heavy Heart', clearly represent Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors' distinctive mix of melodic pop and rock.

You can catch Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors live at Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh (17th August), Think Tank, Newcastle upon Tyne (18th August), Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (19th August), Sound Control, Manchester (20th August), Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham (22nd August), The Bodega, Nottingham (23rd August), Thekla, Bristol (24th August) and Borderline, London (25th August).




It's finally time for the first single from Adimiron's coming album. 'The Sentinel' is the opening track of Adimiron's coming album will take you back to the golden days of progressive and atmospheric Death Metal, perhaps resembling the likes of Opeth on one end and Porcupine Tree on the other, in a very much vibrant and unique manner.

Adimiron's founder and composer Alessandro Castelli told us: "Our new journey starts with a jump into the darkest depths of the human consciousness, evoking memories, unspoken thoughts that connect us inextricably with the intangible. The Sentinel is there, ready to accompany us on our psychedelic trip, through reflections of what we feel but cannot touch. Enjoy these first minutes from 'Et Liber Eris', where the extreme soul of the band comes out and dissolves in a progressive, dramatic scenario."

The new album 'Et Liber Eris' will be out on Friday 3rd November.




The Redeemed, a five-piece Metal band hailing from the depths of Guildford in Surrey, combine driving, thrashy rhythm guitar, brutal breakdowns, ripping solos and catchy vocal melodies.

Founding member Anthony Wiseman started jamming with lead guitarist Ben Newton back in 2013, both sharing the same love for bands such as As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, In Flames and Caliban. Before long the pair had combined Newton's background in lead guitar with Wiseman's song writing and rhythm playing to create a number of tracks ready to take into the rehearsal room.

Josh Lightfoot came in on bass guitar and Steve Dunk soon followed on the drums bringing his love of black and death Metal and after numerous different vocalists, Dean Fletcher (formally of Piss Viper), stepped in bringing his own blend of brutal growls and Pantera-esque melodies with him, completing The Redeemed as it is today.

The band have recently released their 'Obscured Misery' EP available to listen on Spotify and Bandcamp. The band also have a trio of dates lined up - The Sanctuary, Basingstoke (14th July), Sin City, Swansea (29th July) and The Lounge, London (29th October) with hopefully more dates to come.




Emptiness have released a live music video for the track 'Your Skin Won't Hide You', which was shot during their performance at the Botanique in the native Belgian capital Brussels on 30th March this year. The song is featured on their latest full-length, 'Not For Music', which was released on January 20th.

Founded in Europe's centre of gravity, Brussels, Belgium in the year 1998, Emptiness embarked on their musical journey with a burning vision to delve deep into darkness and horror. While the band was taking musical inspiration from different extreme styles such as black and death Metal, the Belgians approached them in an open minded manner of continuous experimentation.

'Not For Music' embeds those early influences in ambient soundscapes that are imbued with a sinister foreboding of something evil lurking underneath those often elegant textures and surfaces. Strings and electronics blend seamlessly into an overarching sound of rising darkness that embeds eerily rasping vocals that scratch along frayed nerve ends like the dry snakeskin whispering of claws gliding over ancient vellum filled with arcane symbols and forbidden knowledge. Yet far from dwelling in the distant past, this horror has firmly settled within the concrete, glass and steel vistas of a modern metropolis in our time.




Up to this point, the true Norwegian black avant-gardists Enslaved have unveiled very few details about their upcoming fourteenth studio album, but now the time has come to announce their European headline tour, which includes one date at London's Islington Assembly Hall on 24th November.

The headline dates will directly follow on from the already announced Opeth support shows, which will see Enslaved and label mates Opeth hit seven cities across the UK and Ireland. These dates run from November 24th to December 17th and take in eleven cities.

Recently the band finished the recording process of their fourteenth full-length masterpiece and in the renowned Fascination Street Studios, Jens Bogren polished the new raw diamond with his mixing and mastering skills. Just like for their predecessor, 'In Times', the Metal veterans from Bergen still never look back and keep on expanding their horizons. This spring they created a spectacular sound chimera of experimental prog, filled with majestic melodies, epic sound landscapes and harsh black Metal moments, all united in a massive storm that will reach us this autumn.




Prophets Of Rage have shared 'Living On The 110', the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th 2017 via Fantasy Records (Caroline International in the UK).

The deeply grooved, hard-hitting track reflects the band's preferred method of addressing social issues from the ground up. Last July, Prophets Of Rage performed a surprise show on a Skid Row rooftop in downtown LA, raising awareness of the homelessness issue in the heart of one of the country's largest dispossessed populations.

The group took their message of activism and grassroots change to thirty-five cities last summer during their 'Make America Rage Again' tour, with a portion of proceeds from each show benefitting local homelessness charities.




Fiery UK unit Saint Apache drop their mesmerising new EP 'Wolf Machine' on Friday 21st July and have just premiered the video for 'The Story Doesn't End Here'.

Formed in 2015, and already widely noted for their raw, in-your-face, and captivating sound, Saint Apache have an army of dedicated followers. With a huge desire for touring and playing as many shows as possible, the rising riff slingers have carved out a hefty reputation for themselves for their intense live shows. As well as making strong inroads on the live scene, the energetic alt-rockers are also making waves for their recorded work.

In 2016, they released their self-titled debut EP, which helped to place the foursome on the map, notching up warm praise from the underground. Now, Saint Apache are set to blow everything out of the water, with the release of this sophomore EP.




As Paradise Falls' new full-length album, 'Digital Ritual', will be out July 21st 2017 via US label Eclipse Records and a new track from the record is revealed in advance - 'The Ultimate Consumer'.

The lead-in to this album has not been easy, but the band do themselves proud as their fire and passion continues and shows that they are a positive force to be reckoned with.

Vocalist for the Brisbane Metal outfit, Shaun Coar, mused that: "The song is about how people fall into destructive behaviour patterns. Particularly with the way we consume everything through media in this day in age. A lot of people are borderline addicted to their phones and the amount of data we consume per year grows exponentially. It's having a trickle down effect culturally and on a personal level. Literally everything needs to be at your fingertips otherwise it cannot survive. The problem is great things don't just happen instantly."



More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 21st July 2017...



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