Κυριακή, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Stray Dog Strut - Dance For Science EP (2014)


Stray Dog Strut
is a South Australian alternative metal band. A three piece fusion of Metal, Funk and Punk. After 6 years and a stack of live shows, Stray Dog Strut have finally completed their debut EP and are preparing to release their 6 track effort in November. A massive launch party is planned for early December.

What do Stray Dog Strut sound like? Every song is a unique experience. But unmistakable bass grooves, catchy rhythms and twisted lyrics are at the heart of each lovingly crafted track. Stray Dog Strut pride themselves on no two songs being alike while each still retaining the signature SDS sound.


Members:

Rob Soppitt - Bass, Vocals 
Joel Goreham - Guitar, Vocals
Shane Schultz - Drums

WEBLINKS:
www.facebook.com/StrayDogStrutAdelaide
www.myspace.com/StrayDogStrutAdelaide
www.reverbnation.com/StrayDogStrutAdelaide
www.twitter.com/StrayDogStrutAU
www.youtube.com/StrayDogStrutAU

Buffalo Crows - The Tempest feat. Paul Mario Day (2014)



Buffalo Crows have a new song featuring Paul Mario Day on lead vocals. (Iron Maiden, Wildfire, More, Sweet) It’s called The Tempest.  A dark tale of Armageddon and the Beast.

"We are stoked to have a talent like Paul doing this track with us and we look forward to future collaborations with him. Please give it a listen when you can find the time.

If you appreciate the sound of NWOBHM with some amazing guitar pyrotechnics and vocals, you will appreciate what we have tried to accomplish." 

The Tempest was recorded and produced at Scarcity Studios, Mayfield NSW, under the guidance of the fabulous Paul Scarabelli.
 





Players:

Paul Mario Day – Lead and Harmony Vocals

RL Crowfoot – Rhythm Guitar and Growls

Joe Barton – Lead Guitar

Paul Scarabelli – Bass Guitar and 666!!

Phantom Limb – Drums

The Tempest was written and performed by Buffalo Crows with Paul Mario Day.

Produced by Paul Scarabelli


Σάββατο, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2014

First Dawn - Final Epoch EP (2014)



"This is a hidden gem, my friends; I found the album to be stunning, amazing and so well-done that you become really curious about who’s behind this project! There’s not a second of boredom in “Final Epoch”, what a release!"  Grade: 9,5/10 by Metal-Maniac.com

 "This is a very unique piece of music" by Metal-Temple.com

Final Epoch is an independent debut EP release by a Finnish metal band First Dawn. It contains five tracks of melodic metal with growl vocals (melodic black/death metal). Final Epoch was influenced by different kind of music from many genres, from the Blade Runner soundtrack to metal bands like Emperor and Moonsorrow.




e-mail: firstdawnofficial@gmail.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstdawn
reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/firstdawn
youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSto0jdLTJTVox4RJ-3BWQ
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/first-dawn 

Παρασκευή, 28 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Methane - Southern Metal EP (2014)


"Ass kicking Metal!" - Chris Forbes  - MetalCore Fanzine
"If you’re into thrash metal like Pantera, Slayer, and Signs of the Southern Cross, you’re going to really dig these guys’ sound." -Metal Valkyrie Webzine.
http://metalvalkryrie.tumblr.com/post/88786662215/methane-metal-from-borlange-se
"Methane’s “Southern Metal” have slow but heavy sound and rhythm to them that just make them catchy to anyone who can enjoy that kind of music. "
http://headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/methane-southern-metal/
8 of 10 star (excellent) review from Metal-Temple .com
http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/m_2/methane-southern-metal.htm

Methane is a four piece Southern Metal band from Sweden. Formed by Tim Scott former bassist of (Revenant - Nuclear Blast and Hateplow - Arctic/Pavement feat. Members of Cannibal Corpse) and Jimi Masterbo former ( Hell Patrol guitarist ) along with Tim's brother ,Dylan Campbell ,and Andreas Strom on drums.  
Methane formed in the fall of 2012 when Dylan moved to Sweden. Tim contacted Jimi with the idea of moving away from death metal towards a more progressive style of metal music. The three members started sharing ideas and influences, writing metal songs with country overtones on a heavy Pantera-esque groove. Andreas was brought in to help the writing and quickly became a permanent cog in the Methane machine. 



Methane confirms headlining spot for Sweden's Metal Inferno Festival.  
Methane will be headlining Friday December 5th at the 2 day Metal Inferno Festival in Kramfors Sweden at  Bollsta Folkets Hus. The southern metal quartet is returning from thier U.S. mini tour and finishing 2014 in Scandinavia. 
The Metal Inferno Festival is a yearly fund raising benifit for "The Hero's House" a foundation that supports the families of children who have been hospitalized with longterm illness and The Childrens Cancer fund. The festival hopes to generate 100 000 SEK this year for donation. 
"This is a killer welcome home and to be asked to play for such a worthy cause is an honor. I hope to see die hard rattleheads and beardbangers out in full support!" Said Tim Scott in a statement to the press. Methane recently released a music video for the song 'Hang Me High' which can be seen on Youtube. 
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR-9Sax2xwU&sns=em

Members: 
Tim Scott - Bass and Vocals
Jimi Masterbo- Lead Guitar
Dylan Campbell- Rhythm Guitar 
Andreas Strom - Drums

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/methaneband 
Twitter @methanemetal
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/methanemetal

Τρίτη, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Blind Fret - Dream Catcher

Blind Fret is a Rock Blues Loud Guitar Rocking Band recording from the Middle of No Where Blind Fret Studios !

 Here is the Lyric Video to Blind Fret - Dream Catcher available for download at CDBaby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blindfret5 and all favorite retailers World Wide !



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Δευτέρα, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2014

King Size - Around and Around (Re-Issue 2014)


In  2014  the  Austrian  rock  band  King  Size  celebrated  its  25 years  jubilee.  Main songwriter  and  guitarist  Tom  Proll  (a.k.a. "Major  Tom")  and  his  bandmates played  over  800  concerts worldwide  and  released  a  lot  of  music  up  to  now.  A few songs  made  it  into  the  charts  and  a  few  of  these  even  to  the top!  The  ballad "Don't  Say  Goodbye"  (#1)  and  the  rock  songs "Show  Me  The  Way"  (#2), "Machinery"  (#1)  and  "Change Your  Mind"  (#1)  were  the  most  successful releases  of  King Size.  Further  the  live  opener  "Face  To  Face"  and  of  course
"Second  Skin"  (Song  Expo  Award  2001  Winner,  Category "Rock  song  of  the year")  are  regarded  as  classics  today!   

 King Size  went  on  tour  with  bands  like Saga,  Sweet,  Uriah  Heep or Thin  Lizzy  and  shared  stages  around  the  globe  with
bands  likes  Oasis,  Toto,  Whitesnake,  Wasp,  Quiet,  Riot,  Steve Lukather  Band, Blind  Petition,  Mannfred  Mann's  Earthband, Bluespumpm,  Slade,  Gotthard, Supertramp's  Carl  Verheyen, Manowar,  Overkill,  Great  White  and  many  more on  festivals. Naturally  they  had  many  headliner  gigs  in  Europe,  Asia  and in  the US.  



In  early  2014  they  released  the  best  of  album "Dangerous  Girls  &  Beauty Queens"  which  consists  of  two CDs  with  35  songs  from  25  years  of  band history!  2014 brings  changes  too  as  Major  Tom  decided  to  collaborate  with the German  label  "NRT-­‐Records":  Fans  will  get  a  big  load  of re-­‐releases  celebrating the  25  year  jubilee  with  unreleased bonus  tracks  and  remixes!  Tom  Proll  is  working  on
two  new  solo  albums  which  will  be  released  with  NRT-­‐Records  and  a  new special  King  Size  best  of  album  with remixes,  rare  songs  and  surprises  will  be released  under  the name  "Greatests  Tits"  soon.And  who  knows maybe  there  will be  brand  new  King  Size  album  or  even  a  live  reunion  in  the
near  future?  Time  will  tell... 

The  year  2000  started  with  three samplers  before  the  release of  the  album  "Around  And  Around" was  released  in August. The  album  contained  the  chart  busters  "Machinery",  "Change Your Mind",  "Could  This  Be  Love"  and  of  course  "Second Skin".  
You can stream it on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/2zG7b2TOw9OnKTy1iSAjJU

Tracklist:
 
01. Around  (The  Beginning)  –  4:14
02. Machinery  –  6:06
03. Winners  And  Losers  –  5:21
04. Could  This  Be  Love  –  5:15
05. Love  ?  (Reprise)  –  3:51
06. A  Song  Is  Born  –  3:58
07. Rock   ’N’  Proll  (Goes  Floydwood  Mäc)  –  9:59
08. Around  And  Around  –  3:28
09. Second  Skin  –  5:22
10. Change  Your  Mind  –  2:42
11. Good  News  –  3:58
12. Will  We  Ever  Learn?  –  7:29
13. Isabel  –  3:10
14. Welcome  To  L.A.  –  5:40
15. And  Around  (The  End)  –  2:40


Line  Up:
Major  TOM  PROLL  –  Guitars  &  Vocals
ISABELLA  ROZIC  –  Vocals
WIFF  ENZENHOFER  –  Keyboards  &  Vocals
MARIO  PUNCEC  –  Bass  Guitar,  Vocals
KLAUS  NIEDERHUBER  –  Lead  Vocals
MICHI  BECK  –  Drums  &  Percussions
 

PRODUCED  BY:   Tom  Proll
CO  PRODUCED  by  Wiff  Enzenhofer
&  Werner  Edlauer



Web:


Τρίτη, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2014

BEST HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 1985



1          Accept - Metal Heart
2          Gary Moore - Run for Cover

3          W.A.S.P. - The Last Command

4          Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain

5          Dio - Sacred Heart

6          Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse

7          Twisted Sister - Come Out and Play

8          Helloween - Walls Of Jericho

9          Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit

10        Dokken - Under Lock And Key

11        Anthrax - Spreading the Disease

12        AC/DC - Fly on the Wall

13        Icon - Night of the Crime

14        Virgin Steele - Noble Savage

15        Y&T - Down for the Count

16        Blue Öyster Cult - Club Ninja

17        Exodus - Bonded by Blood

18        Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces

19        Savatage - Power of the Night
20        Stryper - Soldiers Under Command

Other great releases :


Running Wild - Branded and Exiled
Overkill - Feel The Fire
Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad
Manilla Road - Open the Gates
Ratt - Invasion of Your Privacy
Victory - Victory
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
King Kobra - Ready to Strike
S.O.D. - Speak English or Die
Tygers of Pan Tang - The Wreck-Age
Rogue Male - First Visit
UFO - Misdemeanor
Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
Kreator - Endless Pain
Loudness - Thunder in the East
Omen - Warning of Danger
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Vandenberg - Alibi
White Lion - Fight to Survive
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Marching Out
KISS - Asylum
Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil
Trouble - The Skull
Grave Digger - Witch Hunter
Aerosmith - Done with Mirrors

                                                                                               by Elias Papadopoulos

Κυριακή, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2014

A2aThoT - Gestalt (2014)


A2aThoT (pronounced “azathot”) is a one-man band from Italy. Not only he records every instruments and vocals (except for some guests), he's also recording, mixing, and engineering everything. This "self-production statement" wants to remind to everyone that you don't need so much to make music, as long as you truly feel it inside of you.
In 2012, A2aThoT published his first, self-produced album (“A2aThoT”), available on his official website. In August 2012, he release a metal cover of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, a sort of parody of this famous song.It's only for YouTube users, and it's not available in any form apart from the video. It reaches more than 1000 views in a matter of few weeks, with no promotion at all except A2aThoT himself.

In late 2012/early 2013, he starts recording new material, better oriented for the real A2aThoT sound, that will be featured in the EP, “Trust Your Ear”, published in March 2013 with Pure Steel Promotion. The EP is a complete mix of Doom Metal, Psychedelic Music, with a great taste for experimental things. The sound is deep, dark, and will take you down, below the growling vocals (usually dubbed with clean ones), but always with a touch of melody and melancholic clean parts. Basically, a creepy atmosphere with a gentle touch of sadness. The feedbacks are very good, and the record gets a lot of reviews and articles from many websites (MetalItalia, In Your Eyes, Metal1, Greek Rebels, Blackened Horde, Italia di Metallo, Stormbringer, Focus On
Metal, etc.) and magazines (Rock Hard, Burst, etc.) along with a good work from web radios (Metal-FM, Music-Is-Life, etc.).


In 2014 a new record is ready: “Gestalt”, self-published and promoted. More electronic and psychedelic, now doom metal is not the biggest part of A2aThoT's sound. Influences from Depeche Mode, Anathema, Telefon Tel Aviv, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, Neurosis, and many more, can be found in the songs that design a claustrophobic, anxious, nervous atmosphere.


For contacts/infos:
info@a2athot.com
www.a2athot.com
www.facebook.com/A2aThoT
a2athot.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/user/a2athot1982
www.reverbnation.com/a2athot
www.twitter.com/A2aThoT
www.puresteel-promotion.com/promos/view/120

Σάββατο, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2014

The Rockford Heroes - Edge of the Silverthorn (2013)


"Edge of the silverthorn" awarded as 4th best album in 2013 by Rockeyez.com
“A nice mix of 70’s hard rock, NWOBH and pomp”. That’s how
Kaj Roth on the blog Roth’n’Roll described this release in a
post. And it’s a very good summary. The drummer Marcus
would probably like to add “AOR” to the description as well.
The music is a mix of a lot of genres, and for each listener
there will probably be another word in the “A nice mix of...”
description.
The Rockford Heroes have previously released to EP:s,
“Light scares” (2011) and “The White EP” (2012). But have
got a lot of good reviews, people seem to enjoy this kind of
music. “It sounds like you picked the best part from hard rock
and heavy metal” was one of the first judgements and e.g.
Sweden Rock Magazine did an interview which was pub-
lished in the november issue 2012.


Musicwise it’s exactly what you should expect from The
Rockford Heroes
, the unexpected. Listen and enjoy! All mu-
sic are available for free on the homepage, but also on most
other services people use, like iTunes, Spotify and so on.
The Rockford Heroes is a pretty new band on the scene,
but the members are not. Jonas have previously released two
critically acclaimed albums with VII Gates, Erik have played
with both Guns’n’Roses and Iron Maiden tribute bands and
Marcus plays with some other projects, like Reach (with
members from e.g. Houston) and Titan. Dan have studied
on MI and is a very good singer
!


Members: 
Jonas Arvidsson - Guitars & keyboards, 
Dan Hultstrand - Vocals, 
Erik Carlsson - Bass, 
Daniel Bergström - Drums

 https://www.facebook.com/therockfordheroes
 http://www.therockfordheroes.com/
 http://twitter.com/#!/jjrockford
 http://www.myspace.com/therockfordheroes
 http://www.youtube.com/user/JJRockford
 http://www.lastfm.se/user/JJRockford

Stereobird, an art rock band.


StereoBird is a New York based art rock band composed of Yanek Che (guitar, vocal), Stephen Sanchez (bass), Sirjoh Hathan (drums).

They are active since November 2011. They play instumental rock / post rock. Their sounds are similar to Mogwai, the Cure, Explosions in the Sky, My Bloody Valentine.
Current Location Brooklyn, NY



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