Κυριακή, 19 Αυγούστου 2018

Millennial Reign - The Great Divide (2018)


The US power metal band Millennial Reign are back with their new album "The Great Divide"! The album features new members Travis Wills [vocals], Steve Nichols [drums] and Neil Bertrand [bass] together with founding member Dave Harvey [guitars]."The Great Divide" is the follow-up to "Carry The Fire", the label debut for the Swedish label Ulterium Records. Since the release of "Carry The Fire" the band toured with Stryper on their "To Hell With The Devil 30th anniversary tour" as well as supported bands like Sonata Arctica, Leaves' Eyes, Theocracy, Omnium Gatherum, Hammerfall and Joe Lynn Turner.

"The Great Divide" feels like a more focused and powerful album than its precursor and the new vocalist Travis Wills [Infidel Rising] really shines through the album with his raw and emotional vocals. Fast, catchy songs like "Break The Tide" and "Imagine" are mixed with epic songs like "Till The End" and "Wounds In Hand" and together they form a great collection of songs that should appeal to fans of US power metal and melodic metal.

Millennial Reign are scheduled to support Stryper and Hammerfall in June and will also play in Mexico for the first time this year.

"The Great Divide" is a really strong US power metal album that should be perfect for fans of bands like Queensryche, Crimson Glory, Stryper and Theocracy!

Millennial Reign line-up:
Travis Wills  - Vocals
Dave Harvey - Guitars
Steve Nichols - Drums
Neil Bertrand - Bass

01. The Genesis
02. Break The Tide
03. More Than Scars
04. Imagine
05. Till The End
06. In Your Silence
07. The Day The Sun Stood Still
08. Behind The Time
09. Wounds In Hand
10. The Great Divide

Millennial Reign discography:
2018: The Great Divide [Ulterium Records]
2015: Carry The Fire [Ulterium Records]
2012: Millennial Reign

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ty Sims
Artwork by Jan Yrlund [Battle Beast, Pyramaze, Korpiklaani]

Millennial Reign online
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/millennialreign
Website: http://www.millennialreign.com

Τετάρτη, 15 Αυγούστου 2018

Conjure - Reflections (EP 2018)

With the release of the Reflections EP, Conjure brings a new sense of soundscape to an alternative genre.  Lush with driving progressions, an edgy but powerful vocal approach, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
The first single, “Reverent”, pulls you in with its infectious hard edged groove, followed by its quickly building choruses and its impending ability to create a tidal wave of sonic emotion. Most important is the songs ability to build and breathe as it plays on.

“The song is set around mood swings, personal experience, and mistakes. The lyrics of this track actually directly reflect the opposite of its title.” explains vocalist Robert Kotlinksi of the bands single.

Although the single does speak volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding for where Conjure are coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.

“The single encompasses a lot of the same elements that the other songs share. Walls of sound, vocal harmonies over darker music, heavy drums, and driving bass are all key elements throughout the EP” says Kotlinski of creating the record.

Conjure began their course in 2015 writing music out of a shed. After a short while, they had enough songs to release an EP recorded themselves and mixed by Jay Maas of Defeater. Continuing on to play shows around the greater Jacksonville area of Florida, the band wrote more songs as they honed in on their performances and eventually had a new set of songs to record. Working with Stu Richardson (Thursday), the band released the Reflections EP in June. The body of works is a testament to where they are at with their sound right now.

Sharing the stage with the acts like As Cities Burn, Movements, Sorority Noise, and more, the band is certainly not new to spreading the music through live performance.

Reflections is available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets the guys already have shows lined up in support of the release.

Τρίτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2018

Motör Militia - World in Flames (2018)

The band's third studio album is a bold statement that reflects the revitalized line up's raging ambition!

'World in Flames' captures Motör Militia firing on all cylinders tearing through eight ferocious all new original Thrash Metal anthems!

The album tells the epic tale of evil and destruction through the ages approaching end times.  Leaning heavily on the writings of scripture, history and conspiracy theories as sources of influence and inspiration.

The tale begins with the epic "Zul" depicting the hero of old 'Dhul Qarnayn' waging war on the chaotic evil of Gog and Magog.  "Ascendancy" continues the tale illustrating the building and forging of the wall to separate the world of man from that of the forces of Gog and Magog. The victory users in times of peace and progress for man but it doesn’t last.

We continue the saga with "Illuminate" as sailors end up stranded on a desert island they notice a monastery located on the hill.  As the trees do not appear to bear any fruit in their search for food and shelter they approach the structure only to be lured by the beast they find changed and locked away. The beast known as the “Eye”, the false messiah.  Under its spell they aid in its release.  As the beast escapes it vows to reap havoc on man for locking it up for millennia.

With evil back in the world man has been corrupted and organized groups of agents of evil bind themselves in blood and ritual to their evil ends.  "Altar" envisions these societies’ inaugural rituals that look to serve the Eye in return for worldly fortune and pleasures.  As these secret societies being to reign supreme over worldly affairs of politics and finance "Supremacy" portrays the corrupt in positions of power and influence revealing themselves to the masses in a display of total domination as service to the Eye.

"Fallacy" shows the world falling into oblivion.  With the flood gates open evil is boundless and running amok.  These new heights of evil bring forth the “Heretic Eye” as it rises the False Messiah lays waste to the world of man, enslaving them to do his bidding.

Seemingly without hope of redemption what little is left of man untainted by evil await the resurrection of the true Messiah.  "Reckoning" brings the saga full circle setting up for the final epic battle between good and evil.  Exposing the treacherous devices of the corrupt bringing them to a swift end.


Σάββατο, 11 Αυγούστου 2018

Leatherjacks - The Lost Arks Of Rock And Roll (2018)

Band Leatherjacks was founded in 2016 by Mauro Cordeiro (Singer, Guitarist, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist) in Brasil.

Now the band is:

Mauro Cordeiro - Vocals / Guitar
Raphael Gusto - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Marcos Brandão - Bass / Backing Vocals
Gabriel Silva - Drums

Mauro did the whole first album "The Lost Arks Of Rock And Roll", and the 2 another singles "I Hate To Fall In Love" and "Persona Non Grata", all by himself at his Home Studio.

He also produced, mixed and mastered everything. Now recently and finally he built a solid lineup to play together, live and to compose and write new stuff for the 2nd Album: "Songs For The Strangest Ones".

The band is asking for donations at "Catarse.me" website. They need 15 mil Brazilian Reals (something like 3.500 USD) to make their second album, a video clip and press physical copies! Please help them: www.catarse.me/leatherjacks2

Here are some of their amazing songs:











Πέμπτη, 9 Αυγούστου 2018

Profane Burial - The Rosewater Park Legend (2018)

In 2013 the two keyboardists Kjetil Ytterhus (Omnia Moritur) and André Aaslie (Funeral,
Images At Twilight, Abyssic a.o) founded Profane Burial. About a year later they had enough material to a debut album, and started looking for musicians to cooperate and play live with.
This was not a process without adversities, and it was not until 2016 they finally found the
right people to complete the puzzle. This was the beginning of a unique collaboration
between the talented guitarist Jostein Thomassen (Source Of Tide, Fracture), the up and
coming drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (Sphere, Viper Solfa, Trollfest) and the very experienced vocalist Ronny Thorsen, known from such acts like Trail Of Tears and Blood Red Throne a.o. Profane Burial also performed their first concert later that year; December 2016.

The band went into the reputable Strand Studio to record and mix the album during spring
2017. Through Apathia Records the album was finally released March 23. 2018.


Τετάρτη, 8 Αυγούστου 2018

Cat and The Queen - Loba Loca (2018)

Cat and The Queen has been the brainchild of songwriter Cat Montgomery since 2014. Playing piano from a very young age and being involved with theatre, acting, writing directing, and sound design as a teenager, Montgomery has had a lot of creative outlet to work with. Though she’d been writing songs for years, it took time for the artist to become comfortable with her voice. After some vocal lessons and plenty of practice, she started to perform live. Early on, most of her performances were more cabaret and satirical allowing her to let loose and be on stage as her quirky, talkative self, but as time went on, her style evolved.

After a few years of solo gigs, she began working with outside musicians. At the present, and on the Loba Loca record, her lineup includes Dave Love on drums, Brent Maidens on bass, and Alex Gamble on guitar, while live shows include Tal Davidson on guitar and Max Kaye on vocals.

Cat and The Queen’s live performances are as unique as the music itself. So much so, that Montgomery herself has given the live show a name and description.

“Cat and The Queen proudly presents Love in Space! A radiantly raucous live rock show, theatricalizing the release of her newest album Loba Loca. Her signature brand of musical storytelling will be taken to new intergalactic heights, as she fuses theatre, rock show, and dance party all into one electrifying evening. Ziggy Stardust meets Barbarella.”

The band already has shows booked this summer in support of the release.


Δευτέρα, 6 Αυγούστου 2018

Hot Topick - Edge Of Time (Single 2018)

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Officially launched in 2018, British commercial Rock group Hot Topick are without doubt one of the UK's most promising and exciting emerging Rock bands.. Billed as a super group, Hot Topick boasts a lineup of multicultural talent that includes former members of Emerald, Sweet Surrender, Canvas Wall, Spitfire and fronted by Russian Bombshell and former super model Anna (Wolfberry) Skyner... The band are currently working on new material and are planning a number of single releases in 2018 leading up to a debut album release in 2019... Watch this space!!


Κυριακή, 5 Αυγούστου 2018

Graveyard Romeos - GYR (EP 2018)

Hailing from Lexington, KY, and made up of seasoned music vets Shawn Hatchell (vocals), Patrick Gibson (guitars), Steve Nall (bass), and Jeff Frohlich (drums), Graveyard Romeos is the premier hard rock/metal band in the area.
The band formed in 2012 as an 80’s hard rock/metal cover band and quickly amassed a large local following, breaking attendance records at several local venues.
In late 2017, the band went into LIRCo Studios in Lexington, and a few months later emerged with the beginnings of a full length album, a 3 song teaser EP entitled, GYR, after the abbreviated name given to them by their fans.
Most of the members have seen success before, with Patrick a former member of Shatter Messiah (Mausoleum Records), Steve, formerly of Pownd (Nightmare Records/Sony RED), and Jeff, taking a stint as a touring drummer for Molly Hatchet.



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