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


AVELION - Illusion of Transparency (2017)

Release date: April 07, 2017

MELODIC, PROGRESSIVE, MODERN: AVELION aims to overpower genre classification thereby creating a new form: Modern Metal mixed with Progressive influences and Melody becomes momentum and expression as a whole which reaches the listener directly. The band was founded in Parma (Italy) in 2008 and, after some line-up adjustements, in 2011 released their first studio work: the EP "Cold Embrace". Following the widespread approval from the critics and the fans, the following year AVELION started an incessant Live activity, also having the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot), while at the same time a strong and ever-growing fanbase has developed worldwide. In 2012 the band also released the promotional single "Falling Down" which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). AVELION's second EP, "Liquid Breathing", was published in November 2013, followed by a mini-tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: here we can find, in fact, a Melodic Progressive Metal mixed with Djent influences, all combined with a strong Electronic personality. In 2015, with Oreste Giacomini and William Verderi as masterminds and main composers, the band entered Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion Of Transparency”. “Illusion Of Transparency” will be out on April 7th, 2017 via Revalve Records.

William Verderi – Vocals
Oreste Giacomini – Keyboards and Programming
Leonardo Freggi – Guitars
Danilo Arisi – Bass
Alessandro Ponzi – Drums


Σάββατο, 18 Μαρτίου 2017

HANGAR 18 - I Don't Know Why (Single 2017)

New Zealand based rock band HANGAR 18 are about to release their new single IDKY.  This infectious, well-crafted rock track is getting very positive feedback from taste-makers around the globe.
The single was written by HANGAR 18 with the collaboration of award winning, multi platinum selling recording artist Jason Kerrison who was best known as the front man & songwriter for OpShop & The Babysitters Circus. The song was recorded at Red Room Studios & Show Pony Studios in Auckland then mixed in Brisbane, Australia at Red Engine Studios by ARIA Award winning and Grammy nominee  producer Steve James (Sex Pistols, Monty Python, The Screaming Jets, Weta, The Rumjacks).
HANGAR 18 have toured throughout their career including performing with such acts as No Doubt (US), Collective Soul (US), Ocean Colour Scene (UK), Silverchair (AUS), Everclear (US), as well as performing at “The Unity Music Festival” in Hong Kong alongside Grace Jones (JA), Boy George (UK), Gene (UK) and many more. This show saw HANGAR 18 perform live in front of 10,000 fans in the stadium plus it screened on live TV to over 680 million people on Channel V & CCTV and to over 1.1 billion people worldwide.


Viana - Viana (2017)

 Release: March 24th, 2017

Amazed by guitar hero Randy Rhoads, Stefano Viana takes up the guitar at age of 16, when the glorious 80's Hard Rock was at its highest splendor. Influenced by artists just like Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and Y&T, Stefano started recording his first songs in 1996, fascinated by recordings' process techniques. He self-produced two unreleased Cds and, during the works on the second one, he met Alessandro Del Vecchio, asking him to get inolved in the production of his first official solo album. Works started back in 2009: Del Vecchio wrote the lyrics, handled also the vocal duties; the other session musicians were chosen among the best ones of the Italian scene: Anna Portalupi on bass, Alessandro Mori on drums, Gabriele Gozzi on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. His lifelong aspiration seems to become reality, rewarding many years of hard work and sacrifices in the underground scene; however, just like in the worst of nightmares, serious personal problems tore apart Stefano's dream, forcing him to give absolute priority to his family issues. He kept his album in standby until April 2016 when, regained a stable serenity, he tasked once again Alessandro Del Vecchio, meanwhile become a long-time reliable friend, with resuming the working process on the album. Listening together to the recorded material, they decided to hire an additional guitarist and opting for the talented Francesco Marras. Stefano's sharp songwriting, Alessandro's astounding skills as arranger and producer, and session players' amazing performances in the recording studio gave life to ten captivating melodic rock tracks, composing an album that is going to be definitely appreciated by all the long-time fans of this kind of music. Viana is the moniker chosen both for the project and the album title, that will be released worldwide by Street Symphonies Records on March 24th, 2017; in Japan, the release is scheduled in April under AnderStein Music. Artwork and graphics are provided by renowned artist Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace).


Παρασκευή, 17 Μαρτίου 2017

Follow No One - Guardian Angel (Single 2017)

Follow No One is the intellection of The Last Rich Hall & Pedro Murino Almeida.

Utilizing a visual writing approach, each series of creations are meant to tell a unique tale, without the limitations of any specific Musical Genre.

The first series of releases will highlight the Rock
Influences of Pedro & Rich.

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/follownoone

Τετάρτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2017

Morass of Molasses - These Paths We Tread (2017)

Release: 19 May 2017

Self-described "swamp master generals" MORASS OF MOLASSES will release their new album These Paths We Tread on May 19th 2017 via HeviSike Records.  The album's 7 tracks blend fuzz, sludge and doom and will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the best records of 2017.

Morass Of Molasses create the kind of lumbering heavy blues riffs which induce involuntary head nodding and a deep stirring of the loins. The band's short life so far has also seen them sharing stages with such luminaries of the scene as Orange Goblin Ohhms, Vodun, Elephant Tree, Desert Storm, Space Witch,, Sea Bastard, Limb, Gurt and many more. Their gutsy Jagermiester stage performance at Bloodstock helped propel them into a relentless schedule of touring during which they released their debut  EP ‘So Flows Our Fate’.  
The new album, These Paths We Tread is a veritable melting pot of ideas, blended together, forming a thick stew of heavy blues with side of doom for good measure. As in the EP before, the band uses the album as a vehicle to explore concepts of mythic sin and ancient archetypes. The Journey we take through life as humans is ever at the forefront, and drives the songwriting. 

Track Listing:

  • 1. My Leviathan
  • 2. So They Walk
  • 3. Serpentine
  • 4. The Ritual
  • 5. Centralia
  • 6. Maenads
  • 7. Wrath Of Aphrodite

Morass of Molasses is:
Vocals/Baritone - Bones ‘The Beard’ Huse
Lead Guitar - Phil ‘The Mountain’ Williams
Drums - Chris ‘The Beast’ West
Engineered, Produced & Mixed By Matt Bew at Whitehouse Studios
Artwork - Dominic Sohor
Mastering - Neil Pickles at Reveal Sounds

Find more details about Morass Of Molasses here:

The Riven - Blackbird (2017)

Release: 14 April 2017

London based heavy rock band THE RIVEN will release their debut EP Blackbird on April 14 2017. The album's five tracks recall the glory of 70s hard rock and is influenced by bands such as Grand Funk Railroad and Deep Purple.

The band's first single "One Last Time" has already created a massive buzz around the band.

The Riven is all about raw, soulful, heavy rock with lots of hot sauce and cheap beer. Formed in West London after an alcohol-fueled songwriting session between guitarist Arnau Diaz and bass player Max Ternebring, they were soon to be accompanied by Charlotta Ekebergh on vocals and  Olof Axegard on drums.
With a love for bands like Rush, Grand Funk Railroad and Deep Purple in common they started writing and recording songs together. Recording and mixing was done by JB Pilon at his studio Buffalo Studios in East London in November 2016.

Τρίτη, 14 Μαρτίου 2017

Space Witch - Arcanum (2017)

Release: 9 June 2017
Space Witch are a psychedelic stoner/doom band that draw on influences from 70's prog and psychedelia.The band formed in Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK in 2007 and consist of Darren Lee Rowlands (Guitars and founder member), Daniel Mansfield (drums), Peter Callaghan (Vocals and Electronics) and Tomas Cairn (Bass)
In 2008 they released their first demo, a 2 track self-titled affair and quickly followed it up with a stream of gigs in the UK underground. The demo was followed up in 2011 with 'Resurrection' a 7 track demo which included 3 live recordings. In 2013 they released their first EP 'The Alchemy Paradox'-A 3 track mini album which was released by defunct Bristol based label Cosmic Tomb
The band followed this up with a number of shows and festival appearances across UK and saw them embark on the 'Hang the Witch' tour.
In 2014 the band relased a split with the UK Doom band Trollkraftt called 'Wytchkraft' and their self-titled first full length (a double album) released as a joint venture with labels HeviSike Records, Fear Me Music and Orchestrated Dystopia Records. The album was critically accliamed and was chosen as Roadburn Festival's album of the day.To follow the album up, the band toured the UK as well as playing Norway and headlining a festival in Edinburgh which featured on a underground documentary about the Edinburgh scene. Since that time Space Witch have supported bands such as Conan and Mars Red Sky before taking time to write their 2nd full length, 'ARCANUM' which will be released in Spring 2017 on HeviSike Records.

Badass - More Pain, More Gain (2017)

Release: 15 April 2017

Well-known rock vocalist Titta Tani (Takayoshi Ohmura, ex DGM, CS's Goblin), metal bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, Vivaldi Metal Project, TwinSpirits), guitarist Alessio "Lex" Tricarico (HorsePowerOverload, Four Roxx Down) and amazingly talented drummer Denis "Denzy" Novello teamed up to create the outstanding new metal band BADASS!
"More Pain, More Gain" is the name of their debut album which offers powerful vocals, killer heavy bass, massive rhythm guitar riffs, drums from hell... isn't that perfect to kick your butt??

Titta Tani is an Italian singer and drummer, worldwide known also for his collaborations with Takayoshi Ohmura (Baby Metal, Marty Friedman), DGM, Emir Hot, Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Arthur Falcone, Ashent, Phoenix Rising and many others. As drummer he is currently playing for Claudio Simonetti’s Globin and has collaborated with bands such as Necrophagia, Edu Falaschi (Almah & Angra), Mark Boals (Y.J.Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project). In October 2016 joined BADASS as official singer.

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project. His five solo albums “Something Different”, “Rebirth”, “Three Wise Monkeys”, “Overloaded” and “Bassorama” were released world-wide between 2008-2016 are located between progressive rock metal and fusion, also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto was featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, in March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.

Alessio “Lex” Tricaricois an Italian metal rock and acoustic guitarist, composer and guitar teacher; ex member of the progressive metal bandSynapsis. Currently, he’s playing with the hard rock band HorsePowerOverload. As a founding member of FourRoxxDown Acoustic Party Quartet, Lex has a remarkable live activity.

Denis “Denzy” Novellois an Italian natural born rock metal drummer, graduated at AMM (Milan) in 2015. Denis has been playing for several Italian bands such as NeverNight and Rockdogs, and currently is working with Kim Bingham (ex Nelly Furtado). In 2014, he played drums on Alberto Rigoni’s Overloaded album. Denis is also a live and studio session player.

“More Pain, More Gain” is BADASS’ first album and will be released on April 15th, 2017 by Cargo (physically) and Lion Music (digitally). The record was mixed & mastered by Federico Solazzo at Pannekoek Rehab Studio (NL), artwork by Laslzo “absurdcus” Demeter.

Tracklist:1. Intro, 2. More Pain, More Gain, 3. Nightmares of My Youth, 4. Royal Chains, 5. Strong and United, 6. What We Need, 7. One More Night, 8. Join Me, 9. Redemption, 10. Don't Bother Me, 11. Outro



Δευτέρα, 13 Μαρτίου 2017

Return To Void - Return To Void (2017)

Release Date: April 26th 2017
Return To Void, a progressive rock band, was established in Karhula, Finland in 2015. Initially started as a trio (Markku Pihlaja -voc, Saku Hakuli -gtr, Pasi Hakuli -bass), played acoustic versions of Bruce Dickinson solo material under the name of Dick & Son´s.

After couple of gigs the band wanted to try with full band so Kalle Kukkonen was summoned to take the drumming duties. The magic was immediately there like in good old days of Kaihoro. A band, where they all used to play in the past.
In the afterglow of successful gig, the idea of a band that would play new orginal music was born. The line-up was ready after synth-wizard Antti Huopainen was lured in.
The winter 2015-2016 was productive time. Full album of songs was composed and rehearsed with ease.
Off to the Studio Korkeakoski. There they recorded all drums with help of Studio Korkeakoski's main man Teemu Aalto. The rest was done at the singer's
Railroad Records headquarters.
List of another projects, past and present, includes varied outings like Kaihoro, Total Devastation,
Manitou, Kreyskull, Gran Torino, Demonic Death Judge...

Vocals    - Markku Pihlaja
Guitar    - Saku Hakuli
Bass    - Pasi Hakuli
Keys    - Antti Huopainen
Drums    - Kaarlo (Kalle) Kukkonen
Drums recorded by Teemu Aalto, Studio Korkeakoski
Other stuff recorded and mixed by Markku Pihlaja, Railroad Recording Studios

Mastering: Jaakko Viitalähde, Virtalähde Mastering
Backing vocals:
- Jussi Serengil, all tracks
- Emma Häyhä, track 5. "Sight of immortal sea"
- Annileena Tulokas, track 5. "Sight of immortal sea"
- Markku Pihlaja, all tracks
Cover art:
- Juho Horppu
Promo pics:
- Mikko Kokkala



“Metal, nothing more nothing less” a bold statement.
Many a band claim their style of metal cannot be defined by a few words or cannot be put into “a box”…………until proven wrong.
DEEM INDEX was not afraid to lay claim to this statement as well, by just calling it “Metal, nothing more nothing less”.
With the release of their debut EP VAIN // VOID it was time for the critics to see if this bold statement could hold.
It seems DEEM INDEX was proven right. Here are some quotes about what has been said about DEEM INDEX:
From the opening track 'Nihility in Equivalence' the melodic riffing of NWOBHM bursts through. The vocal; perfectly capable Death Growls. This whole track has a great, head nodding rhythm to it. 'Pandemonium As A Virtue' has a beautiful, Heavy Metal lead riff. A thrashier pace to the drums at times. Even though the vocal is growled it just isn't sinister sounding music. The beauty of the melody just pipes it down a bit. I have a new name for the style; it's Death Metal for those that don't do Death Metal.
Black Phoenix Rising
Thrash with a pinch of Gothenburg, a dash of Glam and a slice of Death. DEEM INDEX hosts many a style, their main motto: As long as it rocks! ….. DEEM INDEX knows how to cleverly combine variable influences into one clear whole piece – Although the tracks on the EP have many differences there is still a clear line within the songs.
Metalfrom NL

The five tracks featuring on DEEM INDEX’s EP VAIN // VOID shows that the band has a wide spectrum of influences. Where some critics may say that the band is still looking or can’t make up their mind, you can state that the band is not monotonous and can surprise their listeners.
White Room Reviews
Great reviews like these and their energetic stage show made it possible for DEEM INDEX to share the stage with amazing national and international bands like Kataklysm (CAN), Dew-Scented (GER), Inside the Artist’s Head (SWE), Eyes Wide Open (SWE), The Very End (GER), Bodyfarm (NL), Blood Red Throne (NOR), Distillator (NL), For I am King (NL), MagnaCult (NL), Bring on the Bloodshed (NL) and many more.
Even providing them the Headline spot at The Unborn Fest 2016 on Terceira, the Azores, Portugal.

Ronald Vocals
Jelmer Guitar
Lars Guitar
Leonie Bass
Elwin Drums

www: http://www.deemindex.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deemindex
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/deemindex
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/deemindex

Κυριακή, 12 Μαρτίου 2017

Moonlight Prophecy - Spellbound (2017)

Release: 15 April 2017

Philadelphia's MOONLIGHT PROPHECY is a Progressive, Thrash and Neoclassical Metal project from multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Lawrence Wallace (SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT, LAWRENCE'S CREATION). Debut EP Eternal Oblivion will be self-released on April 15. It is just what the doctor ordered for fans of TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE, and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

Pre-order: https://moonlightprophecy.bandcamp.com/track/spellbound


From Southeast Pennsylvania emerges a new shred metal artist called MOONLIGHT PROPHECY. Fans describe the project as "dark erie shred metal" and sounding like "Nevermore meets Testament." Lawrence Wallace, the project creator, stands out not only for his master lead guitar skills but also for his epic songwriting. He wrote all of the music for the black metal band SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT, which garnered hundreds of outstanding reviews with their second full length album Cryptic Communications in 2012. Wallace also wrote all of the music for his solo project LAWRENCE'S CREATION, which also got great acclaim across the globe in 2012 with debut release Drop Zone. Wallace has also written soundtracks and synth pieces.

Lawrence Wallace has written an enormous library of music and is continually pumping out newer and better material. If you enjoyed Lawrence's previous music or you just love amazing songs with blistering guitar solos and epic compositions than stay tuned because with MOONLIGHT PROPHECY the best is yet to come.



Killsorrow - Little Something For You To Choke (2016)

Killsorrow band was set up in 2008. Each one of its members is an experienced musician, giving more than one hundred gigs and supporting world-class music stars such as Vader, Electric Light Orchestra, Focus, Paradise Lost, Hate, Hunter, Kat, Acid Drinkers, TSA, and more.
In November 2016 thanks to the record label Art of the Nights Productions from Warsaw the band released its frst longlay album „Little something for you to choke”, which has met with approval of media and numeral positive reviews with the average score at 9/10 level. The album was recorded in „DMP”, the music studio of Cracow, under Adam Drzewiecki (Pudelsi) tutelage. It was mixed and mastered by Tomasz Zalewski from Zed Studio (Coma, Frontside).


Σάββατο, 11 Μαρτίου 2017

Παρασκευή, 10 Μαρτίου 2017

Thunder And Lightning - The Ages Will Turn (2017)

Thunder And Lightning are presenting their new album „The Ages
Will Turn“. Produced by bandleader Marc Wüstenhagen, who reached
the german album charts on 16 already this year with his co-production
of the gothic metal output Unzucht, the new album follows the
trademarks, that the band has established on their 2013 album „In
Charge Of The Scythe“.
This time, the five piece from Berlin, Germany is stepping into the
realms of the urban myths. The big unknown. The secrets on the dark
side of the moon on „Welcome To The Darkside“, the disappearing of
the crew of the „Mary Celeste“ in the 19 th century or the modern fairytale
of the Slender Man on „Slilent Watcher“, the boys are drawing their
inspiration from many sources.
The title track „The Ages Will Turn“ on the other hand taps into the
never changing face of war in human history and the band is paying
tribute to the videogame „Bioshock Infinite“ and the flowting city of
„Columbia“ the song of the same name. In addition to that, you can
hear shred guitar expert Máté Bodor (Alestorm, Wisdom) with a fast
paced guest solo on „One Blood“.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Dailyhero Recordings in Berlin,
Germany (Emil Bulls, Drone, No Turning Back and many more) the
album will be a delight and a breath of fresh air to the ears of every Iron
Maiden, Blind Guardian or Iced Earth-Fan on the planet.

1. The Ravaging Overture
2. Welcome To The Darkside
3. Silent Watcher
4. Black Eyed Child
5. Eternally Awake
6. Columbia
7. One Blood
(Guest Solo Máté Bodor from Alestorm, Wisdom)
8. The Ages Will Turn
9. Hysteria
10. Mary Celeste
(Guest Vocals: Der Schulz from Unzucht)

Lead Vocals - Norman Dittmar
Guitars - Marc Wüstenhagen
Guitars - Benjamin Dämmrich
Bass - Robert Rath
Drums - Steve Mittag


Madness Of Sorrow - N.W.O. The Beginning (2017)

It was March 2011 when Muriel Saracino decided to create a new project from the ashes of Filthy Teens.
The sound of the new band was darker with respect to the past. The original line-up included: David Dalcò (bass), Simon Garth (ex-death ss on guitars) and Ross Lukather (ex-death ss on drums). “Signs” was the flag of a new era for the band. Released in October 2011, it got a great success: very good reviews in the most important Italian metal medias and in America, too, on the Californian blog "Nathalie's World".
Thanks to the great approval, the band got the chance to exhibit in February 2012 in Milan with the Gothic metal band Cadaveria.

In summer 2012, Saracino started to write new material for a new album. Later, the keyboardist Francis Fury joined the band together with an old Filthy Teen's drummer: Federico Dalli. The second album was called “Take the Children Away From the Priest” and the lyrics were written about various themes linked to the Vatican church: corruption, pedophilia and its uncountable wealth. There were also personal themes because it was not only a concept album.
This record was very well revieved by the Italian media and also by new american reviewers.
Saracino is also the director of the videoclips "Signs" and "Don't talk about the church"

During the second half of 2013, Saracino and the new band members Derrick and Shark started the writing process of the third album called "III:The Beast".

"N.W.O. - The Beginning", the fourth studio album by horror band Madness Of Sorrow, is the band's first CD featuring new singer Prophet (Aka Diego Carnazzola), who's already contributed to live performances during 2016 to support the previous work "III:The Beast". Lyrics depict the corrupt sick system in which humanity is living, focusing specifically on corporations, sex and serial killers. Music was written and recorded by Muriel Saracino, while the concept, lyrics and vocals were handled by Prophet. The artwork was realized by Italian artist Graziano Roccatani. "N.W.O. - The Beginning" is distributed digitally by W13Digital Distribution and promoted by Atomic Stuff Promotion.



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