Σάββατο, 25 Μαρτίου 2017

Off Orbit - Plug n Play (EP)

Off Orbit is a rock n roll band that mixes Blues, Jazz and Psychedelic sounds to create something that sounds familiar and new at the same time. The band has been active since 2012, this will be the bands fourth release. The brain child of brother Marcos and Mo Jimenez, Off Orbit is a band that prides itself in their live sound. This is why the band has chosen to record this EP live in studio. Experience the live sound of Off Orbit with their latest release titled "Plug n Play" Ep, recorded live in studio in Miami. "Lil B" is the first single and it features bluesy grooves, soulful vocals and melodic guitars and keys. The song is about the monotony of the every day worker and the futility of being a dreamless person. The song features bluesy grooves, soulful vocals and melodic instrumentation.


Παρασκευή, 24 Μαρτίου 2017

Craving Angel - Redemption (2017)

Release date: April 21th, 2017

Craving Angel was formed in 1984 By Scott Nelson aka Scott T. Schleen (Guitar), Joey Zimilich aka Joey Layte (bass) and Phill Coffman (Drums). The goal was to entertain with high energy cover tunes (AC/DC, Led Zep, UFO, etc) as well as establish original compositions. Craving Angel played the Minneapolis/St. Paul club circuit for six months with a female singer. To my knowledge she was terminated for reasons I cannot describe here. They continued to play for a couple years as a three piece and then I (Buddy Hughes) came along to fill the lead singer spot.

I immediately got us in the studio and produced our first demo with songs from the first CA CD with songs like Match the Power and Dark Horse. We continued to play and recorded a second demo and produced a video for the anthem Lust for Lust. What a great era in music. With the demo and video in hand, we headed west to LA. In 1988-1994, we played and ROCKED the sunset strip. The scene was great. Imagine a kaleidoscope of all the colors shapes and sizes of flyers from bands everywhere. From the whiskey a g0-g0 to Gazzarri’s the streets were paved with them and people everywhere and ready to party.

Party we did. Playing clubs like the aforementioned along with The Troubadour, The Roxy, Filthy McNasty’s (FM Station), Metal House and on and on. It was probably the best time of my life and the other’s as we lived, breathed and played music. We did a lot of recording Scott and I. At one point changing the name to Straight Jacket after a falling out with the rhythm section.

We received great reviews in Music Connection and we were offered contracts. Capital records, Geffen loved the Tune Craving Angel as I entertained and talked with them trying to get a deal.  between the sex, drugs and music at one point firing a bass player because he wouldn’t sign the deal with Statue Records. Scott and I parted for a while. I headed back to Minneapolis to connect with family and the music scene back home.

Eventually Scott did the same thing. I compiled The music we recorded during 1986-1994 and secured a distribution deal with Minotauro Records. They were looking to re-release the” Dungeon Fortress of Rock” record. I couldn’t secure it with the members of Dungeon so Scott and I worked on the material for Craving Angel and was released in 2014. It is great working with Glenn and Marko, much thanks you fucking ROCK!!!! The album is still selling and getting great reviews and you can get it just about anywhere. Minotauro wanted another album. I met with Scott again and hooked up with Erick Wright. Erick is a great musician and friend and just happened to have a studio using a Windows based app called Reaper. Unfortunately, when Scott was doing some plumbing work he smashed his guitar finger. It never healed right and he had to have surgery. Between that and his family and work obligations we never got it together.

Timing, timing, timing. Insert Jimmy Cassidy (Guitar). Jimmy and I had worked together in a band called Ripface. We connected again and this man is a writing machine. Bringing to my attention that he had a few albums of material. We wasted no time. We had tried out a few drummers. We worked with one guy and he never showed up to record. His mother was always sick and he needed to drive her to the Dr. coincidentally every time there was a session booked.

WOW, Jimmy knows how to play drums to!!!! Jimmy already had the tunes with the guitars, bass recorded. We dumped them on Erick’s computer and began the recording process.  Jimmy and I worked on the lyric’s and melody’s over the summer and came up with some killer tunes that I hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

We worked with Erick as he did the production and as we watched Jimmy playing the drums asking him, why didn’t you tell us three months ago that you could play drums! Fucking hilarious.

This was a blast to make and Jimmy, Erick and I will remember the summer of 2016 and how cold it is now January 2017 as I am going tonight to master this CD.
I (Buddy Hughes) am the only original member from the inception of Craving Angel. Working with some of the best people and friends a guy could ask for. Maybe in the future and who knows, maybe all the original members can get together and love, laugh and create another Craving Angel release.
Buddy Hughes (ou81hughes@msn.com)

Alastor - Black Magic (2017)

Release: 24 March 2017

Twin Earth Records is pleased to announce that they will release "Black Magic" the debut  EP by Swedish doom merchants ALASTOR. The band are cryptic about their background and have revealed little info about who they are, preferring only to state "DIE IN FIRE!"

You can stream the title track from the EP here:https://alastordoom.bandcamp.com/releases

A trailer for the album is available to view at this location: https://www.facebook.com/twinearthrecords/videos/1248073945280216/

Band members

H - guitar
J - guitar
R - bass/vocals
S - drums

Πέμπτη, 23 Μαρτίου 2017

Riksha - Five Stages of Numb (2017)

 Release: 13 March 2017

Salt Lake City’s RIKSHA have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Five Stages Of Numb’ was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster.

‘Five Stages of Numb’ will be available worldwide on May 12th, 2017. The band has released a computer animated music video for the title-track “Five Stages of Numb” produced by Vladyslav Tsarenko which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/g3Vyz8OkTEE

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.

Riksha frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”
Riksha have released 2 previous studio albums recorded by Bruce Kirby at Boho Digitalia Studios - ‘Dream Drops Red’ released through Dark Harvest Records and the independently released ‘Night Begins’. Riksha burned up the underground metal scene in 2012, winning Project Independent’s “Industry Panel Favorite” voted on by a panel of producers, A&R reps, and record company owners. Since then, the band has purchased a 1973 Eagle Tour Bus and has hit the road throughout the US. Riksha is currently making plans to tour the U.S. in support of their upcoming release.

Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh 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!”

Riksha takes four guys and squeezes out as much sound and energy as possible. With a combination of both melodic and in your face vocal and guitar styles, Riksha hammers away with a musical montage of aggression, power, and strength to create a new and bold sound.
Riksha is:

Vocals: Palmer
Guitar: Cody Hess
Bass Guitar: Kevin Bronson
Drums: Christian ‘Tron’ McCutchan
‘Five Stages of Numb’ tracklist:

1 - Departure Eminent
2 - Five Stages of Numb
3 - Shovel It
4 - Skeleton Rain Dance
5 - Kicking My Way Through September
6 - Banging Danger
7 - Insight Bleeds


Τετάρτη, 22 Μαρτίου 2017

Resurrect The Machine - Uncover The Truth (2017)

Release date: April 21th, 2017

Featuring lead vocalist Dean Ortega (Interscope Records, RCA Victor, protégé of  Jimmy Iovine,  Tim Palmer,  Peter Frampton) newcomer virtuoso guitarist Andrré Makina,  Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas (Roswell Six, Amarans Plight,)  on bass. Combining complex arrangements and blistering melodic guitar their music is indisputable unassailable pure passion.

RESURRET THE MACHINE are less a band - and more of an experience.
Meticulously developing and an intense musical combined force made to spew thunderous rhythms and syncopated high energy .

Resurrect The Machine  new CD UNCOVER THE TRUTH is on a mission to revitalize "Rock" music with a thunderous rhythm section comprised of Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas on bass, combined with the blistering melodic guitar work of Andre Makina and the powerful lyrics and vocals styles of Dean Ortega this combination creates a unique and exhilarating cocktail. RTM appeals to rock neophytes and to those who never before called themselves rockers. Prepare yourself RTM will grab your soul and takes you for a ride.

As the lyrics from their self titled track declares, "Music is what fuels the fire" and no words could better describe this bands philosophy. Every member is a passionate artist that brings something unique to the mix, these brothers-in-arms combine all their creativity and experience to create an intense harmonic convergence.

Join this band on their journey as they Resurrect the Machine.


Δευτέρα, 20 Μαρτίου 2017

EVYLTYDE - Rising (2017)

EVYLTYDE have announced the release date of their forthcoming album ‘Rising’ as Monday 27th March 2017. ‘Rising’ will be available from all major digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify from this date, with the CD version available soon after. Pre-orders of the album are available from http://www.evyltyde.com

Artwork for the album was designed by Bristol artist Lewis Moorhead and features an alien-type humanoid rising from up from the earth.

‘Rising’ includes ten new tracks, including ‘Monster’, a song that many may be familiar with from the bands live shows. The CD version also includes ‘Bullet In The Head’, EVYLTYDE’s most recent single as a bonus track.

TRACK LIST (Digital Release) :
  1. Monster
  2. Eye For An Eye
  3. Dark Within
  4. Medicated Generation
  5. Forever
  6. No Violet
  7. Edge Of The World
  8. What You Believe
  9. Tomorrow May Not Come
  10. Hand Of Fate


UFORIA - Fight or Flight (EP 2017)

UFORIA has been a force in the GTA and southern Ontario over the years. Their third EP was released during July of last year and was produced plus co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella. The title track has been a common sound being played regularly at the Rogers Centre during the Blue Jays games throughout the 2016 season.

“Steve has had a massive influence on myself and Uforia,” says Ursini. “He worked his butt off to make each song reach its maximum potential. I’ve learned more about songwriting and recording in the last year than ever before because of his talent and energy.”

The aggressive and riff-laden title track, which is also the lead single is about the struggle of making difficult decisions. “It was originally conceived after Adam Adam Brik, our lead guitarist hit a tree and dislocated his thumb in a snowboarding fall,” explains Ursini. “He was in so much pain and didn’t feel he could wait to be rescued. In that moment he made the choice to get himself down the mountain and seek the medical attention he needed.”
Music Video - Fight or Flight (directed by Finger Eleven guitarist James Black) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTPdWn8-XQg 

The EP continues with “Radiation”, a warning that ecological change is inevitable and we must embrace it and evolve in order to survive. “Wake Me” is about the struggle to wake up and escape the darkness of a dream world, while “Overthrow” encourages listeners to be patient and to take control of their own destiny when the moment is right. The EP closer “Is Anybody Living” is a track about facing your fears, particularly the fear of change.

Uforia’s previous releases include the debut EP Imagining (2012) and the fan-funded follow-up Transmutation (2015). The band has won a number of contests including the Hard Rock Rising Canada contest (2013), the opportunity to open for hometown heroes Billy Talent (2014) and the Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act contest (2016). “Fight or Flight” ranked #4 on the best songs of 2016 at CJIM Montreal’s Rock Station and 91X in Belleville. Oshawa’s 94.9 The Rock FM featured Fight or Flight (EP) on the Best of Generation Next 2016.

UFORIA first began as a solo project by front man Michael Ursini (Singer/Songwriter/Rhythm Guitar), which over the years has morphed into a talented four-piece of hard rock that has released three EPs since 2012. Influenced by bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Finger Eleven and Our Lady Peace, among others, the group also consists of Adam Brik (Lead Guitar), Daniel Salij (Bass) and Dylan Piercey (Drums).

EP Stream - https://soundcloud.com/uforiaband/sets/uforia-breakout-tracks

1. Fight or Flight (3.44)
2. Radiation (3:07)
3. Wake Me (3:38)
4. Overthrow (4:15)
5. Is Anybody Living? (4:49)
EP Length: 19:35

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Κυριακή, 19 Μαρτίου 2017

Kings Of Broadway - Kings Of Broadway (2017)

Release: 28 April 2017
KINGS OF BROADWAYwere originally formed in 2011 when guitarist  Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands likeSecret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell)  started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.


After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and JJ Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!

After trying out some different options, JJ suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that give its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!

This was 2012 - and the band then really started!From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!

Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s self-titled debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017 which also includes an amazing Rock version of One Republic's smash hit "Counting Stars"!

Line-up:Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, JJ Andreaone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums



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