Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουνίου 2018

PROJECT EVIL - Project Evil (2018)


RELEASE 24 August 2018

Each band member of Project Evil has been individually active on the national rock and metal scene for about twenty years but it was only in 2016 that they joined together in the Project Evil band. After a little more than a year they started playing live and the excellent feedback they obtained both during and after their shows convinced them to professionally produce this album.

The concept of all the songs starts from the lyrics: they really like their music to be some kind of a soundtrack for the stories they tell so that it could help anyone listening to the songs to be attuned to atmosphere of that particular track. Just close your eyes and make a journey through time and space with Project Evil.

Project Evil are mainly a Classic Heavy Metal and Doom Metal band with a lot of effort put into arrangements and melody, with Thrash and Epic Metal elements. The inspiration mainly comes from artists like Iron Maiden, Candlemass, Judas Priest, and Manowar but also from bands as Metallica, Overkill, and Slayer, overall embracing all the Heavy sound.

Project Evil are:
Gianni Iapichino : Voice
Rosin Alberto : Guitar
Stefano Chiavini : Guitar
Niccolò Falciani : Bass
Nico Cempini : Drums

Σάββατο, 16 Ιουνίου 2018

Silent Winter - The War Is Here (EP 2018)

Silent Winter was initially formed in the midlle of 90's in the city of volos(central Greece).Back then the band recorded and released two demo tapes "Silent Winter" and "War of an Angel"...also played some gigs and appeared in local festivals...

This year the band was reformed with 4 new members and released an ep with 5 songs. One of them is a new version of an old demo song (far away)which also is their first video clip with bob katsionis as director.

The band members are Kiriakos balanos-guitars, themis karvelis -guitars,mike livas -vocals,giorgos loukakis-bass,john antonopoulos-drums,achilles a-keyboards.

They release their first video with bob katsionis company.

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SHADES OF SORROW - Ascension (2018)

The fourth release from Canadian rockers Shades Of Sorrow is titled Ascension and it’s full of heavy, groovy riffs, soaring vocals, even some acoustic songs, that takes you on a dynamic journey filled with peaks and valleys. Each song on the album has it’s own personality but still plays front to back for a seamless musical experience. Ascension also has a collaboration with the hip hop band The Cauldron Project on the track Move. The album was recorded over a two year period at the band’s “One Eyed Cat” studio. It was mixed by Danny Bourgeois at Pump’kn Patch Studios. The mastering was done by Michael Bourgeois. Initially released independently on Shades Of Sorrow’s own label, it’s now getting a well deserved worldwide release via Sliptrick Records.

Ascension is a 10-track album filled with musical hills and valleys, ranging from delicate to deadly. With elements of Thrash, Prog, and even Punk, as well as a strong melodic presence, it combines old and new into a dynamic collection of catchy and gritty songs with an overall genre-bending feel.

“Along with great studio sound quality this album is great to listen to if you’re looking for a band who’s concerned more with writing great songs with feeling than trying to fit into any particular scene or genre.”

“Upon my initial spin of the record, it reminded me of Evanescence without the nu­metal and the self­destructive part of it. The 8th track ‘Move’ is a collaboration and it’ goes full nu­metal.
It sent me back to 2002 again. I’ll say no more – play it yourself and find out what the fuck is going on.”
Without Remorse Webzine

“Ascension is the neo sound of this Progressive Metal generation. Coming from all four directions, these four musicians bring their unique talents together to form a sound like no other. Monise Ouellette’s vocals is a uninque blend when combinded with the rich bass of Julien Leblanc. The two alone create perfection in harmony. Add Mike Taylor’s wizardry on the guitar and it spells out pure progressive metal. Not leaving out Pascal Deslongchamps on the drums, delicate in Acsension and Fall From Grace, and turning it up on On a Hot Summer Night. Parade of Lunatics is a wicked harmony between bass and guitar. Rounding it out with the vocals and drums, purely progressive. Skyblazer, what can I say. Flat out kicks ass. Very powerful and intense desire from each artist, incredible, is an understanement. Sleepless gives me goose bumps. Extremely well excecuted. A beautiful song. People should put the headphones on and listen………. to the whole song.”
Lyle Sloane, The Rock Asylum

Ascension | Released June 12th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Into The Nightmare | 02. On A Hot Summer Night | 03. Soul Hyperdrive | 04. Fall From Grace | 05. Ascension | 06. Parade Of Lunatics | 07. Tome Of Deceptions | 08. Move [with The Cauldron Project] | 09. Skyblazer | 10. Sleepless

Shades Of Sorrow are:
Monise Ouellette – Vocals | Mike Taylor – Guitars | Pascal Deslongchamps – Drums | Julien Leblanc – Bass


Παρασκευή, 15 Ιουνίου 2018

Black Space Riders - Amoretum Vol. 2 (2018)

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RELEASE 27 July 2018

What, already?

Fresh on the heels of the January 2018 release of Amoretum Vol. 1, German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS are back with its follow-up, Amoretum Vol. 2.

The songs on Amoretum Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 were composed during the summer of 2017, and subsequently recorded and produced in a single rush of creativity. The band decided to release the more than two hours of music that came from their three-month writing session in two different parts. As BLACK SPACE RIDERS’ 6th album, Amoretum Vol. 2 is a continuation - a second book - but it also exists as a completely autonomous work.

Is Vol. 2 the rebellious older sister of Vol. 1, or the young, untamed brother? Maybe …

Amoretum Vol. 2 explores the tension between darkness (fear, hate, rejection) and light (empathy, love, acceptance). The albums were titled Amoretum – a blend of “Amor” (or Cupid, as translated from German) and “Arboretum” – as a symbolic reference to the sanctuary of nature and love. While this concept applies to both albums, Vol. 2 is a storm raging through the Garden of Love!

A wild, 14-track ride awaits. Hard, fast heavy rockers morph into new wave indie sounds and even postpunk loses its “post.” Psychedelic triphop meets dub reggae roots and then ends in a loud rush of psychedelic riffs.

Sonically, Amoretum Vol. 2 delivers a massive, atmospheric, hypnotic, sometimes raw and sometimes tender sound. This, with all the joy of experimentation, is held together by a band that never wants to stop. With all the movement and all the detours, Vol. 2 still manages to sound like one coherent entity. The common thread is in the sound, groove, melody and atmosphere that permeates everything and leads you through this epic journey.

BLACK SPACE RIDERS will release Amoretum Vol. 2 July 27 on double vinyl (w/ CD), digipack CD and digital formats.

Music written and arranged by JE and C.RIP with SEB, SLI, MEI and SAQ
Lyrics by JE & SEB
Produced by ROLE and JE
Recorded July-September 2017 by Role Wiegner at »Die Tonmeisterei« (Oldenburg)
Mixed & mastered November 2017 by Role Wiegner at »Die Tonmeisterei« (Oldenburg)
Cover by Jakob Maser, Band photography by Hanno H. Endres

JE: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Piano, Electronics
SEB: Lead vocals, Keyboards, Electronics
C.RIP: Drums, Percussion, Didgeridoo
SLI: Guitars
MEI: Bass Guitar


Τετάρτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2018

D.Ni.L - Boy. Inside (2018)

"I always enjoy album reviews, the main reason being that I can really dig deep into the artist and invest some time listening to something from start to finish, a rarity in today’s fast paced music world.

Firstly, I learnt that D.Ni.L was born in my hometown of Croydon (now based in York), so felt an immediate connection with him, and secondly, I discovered that this whole project is part of a larger escape from an addiction to drink and drugs, as well as homelessness. From that moment I was drawn into routing for the material to be decent and I wasn’t disappointed.
‘Boy. Inside’ is a presentation of incredibly raw ideas fitting the unsigned / underground / emerging indie rap/rock scene mixed with hard hitting subject matters but all framed with the polished delivery of an established mainstream artist. One of my favourite things about the album’s overall production and arrangement is that there aren’t many 3.30 standard fillers that don’t say anything, each track is full of intrigue, with unexpected direction changes, chord drops and intricate bridges. That would say to me that this is an artist brimming full of ideas with the strength to try throwing things together in a methodical, well considered way.

The album’s opening gambit ‘Glue’ could be introduction to D.Ni.L and what you are about to experience (and it is an experience), swiftly followed by ‘Summer Fool’ which merges huge guitar riffs, emphasized by a monstrous bass line. Its aggressive, in your face and full of mosh pit opportunities. But if you were thinking that this album was limited to that, you are well and truly mistaken. For me the clear stand out highlight of this whole piece is ‘Without You’, a sense of calm in a sea of face-melting fuzz guitar, snares and organic verses, well for the majority of it, you can’t completely be too far away from those hard hitting riffs. It’s such a stripped curveball and that says just as much about the artist as it does the whole project. Some tracks do have a lot going on which can dilute how much the listener takes in vocals wise but it’s almost as like he’s said ok everyone sit down a second, listen to what I have to say.

The title track ‘Boy Inside’ plays with core emotions and leads the charge with an accompanying video. It’s the type of track that gives space to the lyricism before really kicking off, things to say passionately before what feels like a huge chorus release.
Finding quality deep cuts on albums are very rewarding and another one worth a mention is ‘Eager Eyes’ which, in a good way, doesn’t fit the rest of the album as the composition is very Biffy Clyro / Foo Fighters / Stone Roses influenced with catchy riffs flowing effortlessly with strings and vintage keys. It’s such a good track but was so unexpected. This is an excellent thing for an album. Unpredictability.

The further you make your way through the album, the more mature it becomes. It’s almost as though the artist becomes more comfortable and confident with their skills and talent. Something you can tell from the length of the tracks, early doors we go right for the jugular, in your face, welcome to my world and  then it finds a middle ground of keeping you engaged and throwing you enough twists and turns without impacting  the overall piece.
Overall D.Ni.L feels like an artist with a million things to say and wants to do it a million different ways. ‘Boy. Inside’ is a journey that begins highly energetic and then pleasantly floats away into another direction of maturity and musicianship. The core desire to spit lyrics and rock out is there but it appears to have been elevated by intricate bridges and inclusion of softer tones. The great contradiction that only a creative could present, always looking for more. Understanding what this guy has been through, to put out a project like this is inspiring. Certainly made my evening."
-Album Review by Souterrain

Summer 2016 … at a homeless hostel in York, and with over 20 years of addiction as inspiration, D.Ni.L began his multi-instrumental solo project, and started working on his first album: “This In’t A Party” (May 2017), followed by “Suicide In Sips” (November 2017) and now the third album, just released: “Boy. Inside”
The artist’s name, D.Ni.L (pronounced denial) symbolizes how D.Ni.L started off his journey of recovery through music, with bravado and a sense of dark-glamour, in denial of the sordid reality of his life as an addict.  Fusing elements of post-rock, rap, math-rock, indie and metal – D.Ni.L’s influences are eclectic, ranging from Deftones and Slint to Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, to Plan B and Eminem.
Covering a diverse range of styles – “Boy. Inside” profiles D.Ni.L as the Industrial-Rapper, as well as D.Ni.L,  the experimental Post-Metal-Rocker. Widely varied musically, D.Ni.L’s central lyrical theme is always the same: the lived experience of being a drug addict.  Without this knowledge, the listener might be forgiven for thinking D.Ni.L expresses the age-old theme of love/hate, and relationships where he has been treated  badly, abusively even –but  this is not the case, the ‘you’ addressed in D.Ni.L’s lyrics, is often alcohol, or other drugs personified.
The second video-single to be released from the album (“Glue” was the first), the title track “Boy. Inside” explores the theme of how addiction stunts personality and growth.
Having found a new way to live in recovery, D.Ni.L has been writing prolifically and shows no signs of letting up, with a fourth album in the pipeline for release before the year is out.
The 11-track album “Boy. Inside” is available to stream on all major platforms, and/or purchased as a limited-edition CD album featuring 16-page lyric-booklet, from 15th June.  All tracks can be previewed/downloaded, and the CD can be purchased and previewed at D.Ni.L’s official website https://www.d-ni-l.com/

SHOTGUN RODEO - By Hook Or By Crook (2018)

RELEASE 24 August 2018

Formed in 2008, Shotgun Rodeo are a four piece heavy metal band hailing from the city of Trondheim, Norway. Seamlessly cruising across a sea of metal styles and sub-genres, Shotgun Rodeo surpasses any premeditated sonic expectations that the listener may have had before listening. The band don't like to be labeled as one genre, but if held at gunpoint they would refer to themselves as 'Heavy Metal on Steroids'. Following on from their pre- vious EP releases ‘Dead End Massacre’ (2012) and ‘Guilty as Charged’ (2013), the band really picked up some steam with the release of their debut fulllength album, ‘World Wide Genocide’ in 2015 and 'The New Standard' EP in 2016. These were highly praised by international press and magazines. Labeled as a band that is both nostalgic and forward thinking, Shotgun Rodeo is a band that will appeal to many different listeners from the metal world.

Never afraid the push the boundries, the band are now gearing up to release their second full length album, 'By Hook Or By Crook'. The diversity and technical proficiency of the album’s 13 tracks takes Shotgun Rodeo's sound even further then previous releases. It’s an interesting combination of styles which seems wayward upon first inspection, but overall their sound is incredibly methodical, and it’s this vast range of influence and Shotgun Rodeo’s clear knowledge and love for metal heritage that makes it work. At times, ‘By Hook Or By Crook’ feels like a release that could have been heard on Roadrunner Records during their heyday, but it could equally feel at home with along the likes of modern metal bands as Lamb Of God and Avenged Sevenfold. As only their second full length album Shotgun Rodeo have shown a lot of promise for what is yet to come

Nino Escopeta - Vocals!
Don Shrediablo - Guitars!
Grimmo D.B. - Bass!
Doomfang - Drums


Τρίτη, 12 Ιουνίου 2018

BLACK SWAMP WATER - Distant Thunder (2018)

RELEASE 24 August 2018

Black Swamp Water is old school hard rock and heavy metal with obvious references to the bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Corrosion Of Conformity and with a howdy to the southern rock scene.

The Tue Madsen produced- & mixed debut album “Chapter One” from 2016 gave the band a reputation as a highly energetic live act with great reviews and airplays to follow on both MyRock and National Danish Radio.

Two years after the debut album Black Swamp Water is now ready to release their second album “Distant Thunder” to the world through Mighty Music on August 24th.

An album rich on strong hooks, groovy vibes and southern rock inspired riffs. With 11 songs recorded/mixed/mastered by Christian Bonde Sørensen at CB Studios and produced by him and the band themselves, Black Swamp Water is ready to set another mark on the hard rock and metal scene coming from Denmark.

Black Swamp Water features Kim Langkjær Jensen, former drummer of death metal bands Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed and Koldborn. Other than Kim, the band consists of singer Bjørn Bølling Nyholm, bass player Jeppe Birch Friis, and the two guitarists Jan Geert and Martin Lykke Hansen.


Vocals: Bjørn Bølling Nyholm
Guitars: Jan Geert & Martin Lykke Hansen
Bass: Jeppe Birch Friis
Drums: Kim Langkjær Jensen


Chapter One (2016)
Distant Thunder (2018)

Κυριακή, 10 Ιουνίου 2018

Dyecrest - Are You Not Entertained? (2018)

The Finnish band Dyecrest’s history goes back as far as 1993, when Niko, Jukka and Pirkka played together for the first time. Years later, in 2001, Dyecrest was born. In 2003 the band participated in the competition called Young Metal Gods, which was held by the Noise Records / Sanctuary Group together with several European metal magazines. Dyecrest ended up second, and got a record deal with Noise/Sanctuary.

Debut album The Way of Pain was released in January 2004, got received very well by the media and the audience, and was followed by a full length European tour supporting W.A.S.P (US) together with DragonForce (UK). Everything seemed to be ok until the Sanctuary group was faced with some financial problems and they got rid of all small bands. Couple of guys from Noise Records founded a new company (Dockyard1) and Dyecrest got signed to them. The second album, This Is My World (2005), was however a bit of a disappointment both to the band and to the company, as well it was to the audience. Until 2008 the band kept doing gigs and writing new songs, but then they decided to go on a hiatus. It was in 2011 when guys from the band started to play together again, and in 2013, Dyecrest was “reformed”. At that time the idea was born to record the songs that weren’t properly done, plus maybe even to write some new songs, too.

The new album is taking shape

In the spring on 2016 Dyecrest started the recordings of the new album. - At first the only goal we had was to be able to finally release an album that would – for the first time – please ourselves. But, when the project went on and the songs were starting to take shape, the ambition grew up and we found out we really had something in our hands, the band members state now, more or less two years later. Originally the band started recording the album with the band’s original singer Janne Oksanen. But, despite the fact that he is a great singer in his own style, the band’s songwriting had taken steps towards the style, where also more aggressive style of singing is needed. After recording the album once with Janne, the band decided to search for help with the heavier songs. The call for help was heard by one of the most convincing singers on the metal-scene, Björn “Speed” Strid from Soilwork!

So, when the album was mixed and mastered, and ready to be released, the band started the chase not only for the company to release the album, but also for a new singer. Dyecrest found this young and talented Helsinki –based guy Mikael Salo through his YouTube channel, and guys we’re immediately convinced. Luckily, Salo said yes to the band’s inquiry, and so, Dyecrest entered the studio once more, to record again all the songs, except the ones that were sung by Björn and the ballad Nuku vaan, which is sung in Finnish by Elisa de Boer. Also Red Alert was re-recorded to be a duet between Björn and Mikael.

Mikael’s skills were found out to be that good, that the band wanted him to be the new frontman of Dyecrest. And furthermore, they decided to keep Mikael’s tracks on the album, which meant that those songs had to be re-mixed and the whole album to be re-mastered…!

But now, all the hard work is paying back! The whole album is ready, and it will be released May 25th (Inverse Records). Singles from the album are First Born Angel (released 1.2.2018), Red Alert (1.3.2018) and Fading/Reaching (release date 17.5.2018). Fading/Reaching will be the band’s first music video ever, too!

Mikael Salo: lead vocals
Matti Pasanen: guitar, backing vocals
Henri Arola: guitar, backing vocals
Pirkka Ohlis: keys, guitar, backing vocals
Jukka Matilainen: bass Niko Takala: drums

Σάββατο, 9 Ιουνίου 2018


Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian alternative rockers Pacino for the release of their first studio album.
Born few years ago by the meeting between drummer Douglas D'Este (Moofloni), guitar-player Francesco Bozzato and keyboardist Bruno Zocca (Aldo Tagliapietra, Criminal Tango), Pacino felt since from the beginning the need of exploring new territories for finding a personal and distinctive sound, opting for the use of synth-bass lines instead
than the classic bass guitar.
The line-up was soon completed with the adding of singer Mattia Briggi (X-Ray Life). The band entered Fox Studio in 2017 to start the recording of their first studio album, which was mixed and mastered one year after by Oscar Burato in his Atomic Stuff Studio.
In 2018 Pacino signed a deal with Sneakout Records for the worldwide release of their debut album "Fallen America", which is scheduled for June 1, 2018. The first single, "Out Of The Cage", is launched in May with an official videoclip, directed by independent video maker Leonardo Amati.

01. Fallen America
02. Lately
03. Lifestyle
04. Desert Trip
05. Out Of The Cage
06. Iknusa
07. The Misanthrope
08. Under My Feet

Mattia Briggi: Vocals
Francesco Bozzato: Guitars
Bruno Zocca: Keyboards, Synths
Douglas D'Este: Drums

Τρίτη, 5 Ιουνίου 2018

Gunjack - Totally Insane (2018)

Italian metal/rock ‘n’ roll act Gunjack invite you to their own personal kind of party with the release of their debut album Totally Insane, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in both the digital and the physical CD formats.
Gunjack are just three guys, all metal-heads and fans of old school metal that produce a piercing, powerful sound. The band are influenced by the classic old school mindset and the way of playing of the big bands such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many others of their ilk. Gunjack use their musical background to merge the old riffs with a new, modern sound.
And so it is without finesse and good manners that Gunjack hit your ears with a mix of Rock’n’roll and a one fingered salute of heavy metal. Totally Insane is the title of their new album, produced by Gunjack, recorded and mixed at A.D.S.R. Studio and by Carlo Meroni. If you want to listen to this riot, there should be only one rule …make it loud!
Totally Insane | Released May 22nd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Track Listing:
01. 4B4Y | 02. Totally Insane | 03. Black Mark | 04. Bloodbath | 05. Into The Fire | 06. Seven | 07. Old Guard | 08. Cry Of Demon | 09. Iron Cross | 10. Mr. Daniels | 11. Outro
Gunjack are:
Mr.Messerschmitt – Lead vocals/Bass | Gamma Mörser – Lead guitar/Backing vocals | M47 – Drum propeller/Backing vocals


One of Toronto's favourite ambient progressive metal / rock duo JUPITER HOLLOW have released a new music video for their 16 minute opus "Null Without Praise" featured on their new album "AHDOMN".

"AHDOMN" is the continuation of JUPITER HOLLOW's highly praised debut EP "Odyssey" and features two new epic songs, "Mandating Our Existence" and "Null Without Praise", each over 10 minutes to join previously released tracks "Ascending", "Hades Heart", "Deep In Space" and "Over 50 Years" to complete as one progressive adventure.

In addition to the release of "ADOHMN", JUPITER HOLLOW want fans to really understand the world that inspires them with the launch of "The Odyssey Experience", an all free encounter for fans to sign up to at http://www.jupiterhollow.ca/jointheodyssey where they have unlimited access on a day to day adventure to the behind the scenes concepts and stories plus songwriting along with getting the entire "Odyssey" EP for free.

"When joining the Odyssey Experience, we will be giving you our entire Odyssey EP for free, day by day, in every format you might need from ultra high wav, to mp3, soundcloud stream you name it, with never before access to the concept of each song, the making of each song, in studio recording, us setting up for the music videos…. Everything we have on our hard drives that we have relating to the songs and what went into them, we want you to have over 5 days. We’ll want your feedback on everything we’ve done so we can keep improving for the next time." says JH's Grant MacKenzie. "And even if you don’t take this offer, we just want to say that there’s no pressure and thanks so much for listening up until this point, even if you don’t come with us we want to say that you’re the reason we’re able to continue doing this. So thanks again for watching, you can sign up to the Odyssey Experience below and we can't wait to see how this whole thing turns out."

Track Listing:
1. Ascending (2:46)
2. Hades Heart (4:31)
3. Deep In Space (5:05)
4. Over 50 Years (5:00)
5. Mandating Our Existence (10:29)
6. Null Without Praise (16:32)
Album Length: 44:26

Grant MacKenzie (guitar, bass, synth)
Kenny Parry (vocals, drums, synth/keys)

Δευτέρα, 4 Ιουνίου 2018

Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol.1 (2018)

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RELEASE 29 June 2018

AOR HEAVEN is currently gearing up to release the first of two retrospective albums highlighting the music of Jean Beauvoir beginning in the summer of 2018. Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 feature songs from his solo career including his International multi-platinum debut "Drums Along the Mohawk" album, from his band Crown Of Thorns, his band Voodoo X, which also made music and video history, some fan favorites and a couple of unreleased singles which are a part of several soon to be released projects. AOR HEAVEN will begin releasing his follow up album Jean Beauvoir" Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 by the end of 2018, beginning of 2019. The songs on both albums will be remastered.
Beauvoir is also working with best selling British author Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code) on a new book which will capture his storied career in music and entertainment. The iconic Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been an ongoing major influence on US and International pop culture in music, sports, film and TV; including several cartoons; influences that are still being seen and heard today. As a member of the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk band ever and a longtime songwriter and producer for the Ramones, hailed as the greatest Punk band in the world, Jean Beauvoir is forever linked to two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Plasmatics during their most successful and revolutionary time in music and is the only member of the Plasmatics who went onto a successful solo, production and writing career with over 40-million records sold to date and featured on over 240 albums.
Music from his solo debut album 'Drums Along the Mohawk' was hand picked by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra which led to Beauvoir making a deal with Al Teller (President of Paramount Pictures). Through working closely with Branson, Stallone and Teller, Cobra received the highest advertising budget for a Hollywood film to date at the time featuring the single "Feel the Heat" as its title track.
Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been featured in other well known, successful films throughout his career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King). He has continued writing (and/or) producing hits with other artist’s such as KISS, Lionel Ritchie, Desmond Child and others; more recently with Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop super group Shinee whose single "Crazy Guilty Pleasure" hit #1 on Billboard's World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and topped the charts across Asia.
Today, the Plasmatics and the Ramones are hailed as two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. They are the original O.G. Punks and the Godfather's and Grand Dame (Wendy O. Williams) of Punk & Metal. Today, Jean Beauvoir is also recognized as "One of the Most Influential Black Rockers of All Time" by Guitar World Magazine and is one of the most successful bass guitarists in American music.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002) and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). The Plasmatics are featured in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame (2017). Jean Beauvoir continues to write, record and produce solo projects as well as collaborate with other artist's in various genres, while staying active in film and television projects both as an actor and/or executive producer. He is currently working with American author Bill Doyle and world class illustrator Nicola Anderson on a children's book to be released soon. Jean Beauvoir is a producer of the ground breaking film "The Killer's Requiem" set for release in 2019 and is currently reviewing several scripts submitted for future film roles while finalizing other projects set for release in 2018/2019.

Von Baltzer - Cultural Daze (2018)

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Von Baltzer “Cultural Daze” has everything for the classic AOR rock fans wrapped up in a modernized production by Von Baltzer and a first class vintage rock mix by Swedish producer Magnus Johansson. While the each song captures remnants of the 80’s & 90s best rock artists from Asia, Bon Jovi, Boston, Toto & a musical hint of Yes, Von Baltzer clearly have a unique style & individual sound, while still appealing to fans of Bad English, Journey & Rainbow alike. “Cultural Daze” comprises of 10 memorable heart felt rock tracks, a must for classic rock radio DJ’s and fans worldwide with some of the most amazing performances by Rocks 1st class musicianship from across Europe!

Produced by Von Baltzer this impressive debut album now delivers this memorable “back to the roots” melodic classic rock debut album with 10 co-written songs by guitarist Christian Kjellström (Atlantis/ RockXPress) and Erik Palmqvist (Pork from Cork Ireland, Mickey Slim Band); music & lyrics by vocalist Ian Parry Rock Emporium, Consortium Project, Elegy, Ayreon). Drummer Magnus Jacobson (Miss Behaviour, Claes Yngström) completes the band’s line-up. Per Ramsby (Tribute, Foundation) guests on keyboards.

“Cultural Daze” addresses recent issues in the world media and is a view of life in a multi cultural society. A heartfelt search for a way forward during these turbulent times influencing our lives and what lies ahead for society in the future.



Κυριακή, 3 Ιουνίου 2018

Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia - Bulletproof (2018)

Release date: June 15, 2018

Hard rock project Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia have finally unveiled the details of their debut album as a band: ‘Bulletproof’ will be released on June 15th via Musicarchy Media.

Rockstar Frame has already released one album ‘Rock N Roll Mafia’ in 2015 with a different line-up, while for Kiara Laetitia this will be her 6thstudio album. In December 2017, they decided to join forces and blend their respective worlds in Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia and released controversial Christmas single ‘Christmas Rape’.

As stated by both Kiara Laetitia and Rockstar Frame on their social media, these months haven’t been easy on them, as Rockstar Frame had to undergo a complete change in line-up and more recently Kiara was victim of a phone hack which made international news.

The title ‘Bulletproof’ comes with no surprise and represents a statement on how the band overcame all the difficulties and is now stronger than ever. The album was produced by Max Klein at Temple Of Rock Studios. Album cover was created by Max Klein.

‘Bulletproof’ tracklisting:
Time Bomb
Ready Goodbye
Human Starvation
Luv Calamity
French Madness
Christmas Rape


Πέμπτη, 24 Μαΐου 2018

Ratbreed - Evoke The Blaze (2018)

Release Date: July 13th 2018

Finnish heavy metal quintet Ratbreed have completed the works on their debut album. Formed in 2015, the band have gained reputation this far with live shows mostly in Helsinki area and now they’re finally ready to spit out their first full-length album, entitled “Evoke The Blaze”.

The recordings took place partly at Deep Noise Studios in Kouvola with mr. Juho Räihä and partly at the band’s guitarman Markus Taipale’s private studio. The album was mixed and mastered by Juho Räihä at Sound Spiral Audio (Wolfheart, Profane Omen, Before The Dawn etc.) in Kouvola, Finland.

“Evoke The Blaze” is set for release on July 13th 2018 through Inverse Records and will contain 8 songs of heavy metal madness at its best. The digital version (Spotify, iTunes etc.) will also include cover version of Warlock’s “I Rule The Ruins” as a bonus track.

Watch GATES OF UNDERWORLD video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/XO3OvdXRD6o

Jasmin Anglén – Vocals
Mikko Kaipainen – Guitars
Markus Taipale – Guitars
Lauri Palmunen – Bass
Mikko Toivonen – Drums


CROSSING ETERNITY - The Rising World (2018)

Brand new Romanian/Swedish symphonic power metallers CROSSING ETERNITY are gearing up to release their debut album “The Rising World” to the world June 15, 2018 via Rockshots Records.

"The Rising World" blends elements of modern metal with psychedelic soundscapes alluding to the innocence of the 70s' rock music. The album contains thirteen epic songs, widely varied in composition and arrangement. The lyrics are a natural extension of this musical experience and they are tales of a spiritual journey. At times they talk about the invisible side of the world, other times they speak of fairy tale magic characters. Human nature and the causal dynamic of human interactions are also among the approached topics.
In regards to recording of the album, singer Berti Barbera says:

“Recording this album was the most challenging vocal experience of my life. It brought back the times me and Manu were playing in a rock band, with all the jokes and high energy. The serious effort made me use a lot of techniques and ways of expression I thought I lost or never use again. This is a great achievement and definitely our best work together in a time I stopped believing in magic. There is something cosmos related in this, it must be. I can’t wait to be on stage with these guys.”
Manu Savu (Guitar/ Bass/ Keyboards) also reflects on the album:

"I wrote the music for this album as an introspective journey, like a confession, a deep soul search, a backward connection, a connection with the almost unseen world of metaphors and symbols, an essential part of our existence. It's an act of honesty, a musical statement about what we can and cannot see, a story between the tangible and the magical world.”
The adventure of CROSSING ETERNITY started in the summer of 2017, when guitarist/composer Manu Savu entered the studio with a head full of great song ideas alongside fellow Romanian Berti Barbera, the band’s singer and Swedish Uffe Tillman taking on drum duties. Although the band is brand new, the three passionate, experienced musicians bring 25-30 years of experience across all genres with them. This mix of experience and wide variety of musical influences allows them to create a sound they describe as big, organic, personal, vibrant and honest.
Enjoying the privilege of sharing the stage with big names like Uriah Heep, Ten Years After, Scorpions, Larry Coryell, Blood, Sweat and Tears, the band’s main priority is to expand their boundaries and play worldwide, finding opportunities to make their music known and appreciated in as many countries as possible.
Album pre-order available at the following link: http://bit.ly/Risingworld_PREORDER

Track Listing:
1 - Crossing Eternity (4:22)
2 - Ghost Of A Storm (4:30)
3 - Sand In The Sky (4:35)
4 - High Above The Crown (4:28)
 5 - Kingdome Come (4:05)
 6 - Embrace Your Voices (3:56)
 7 - Journey To The End Of Dreams (4:33)
 8 - Winter Poem (4:42)
 9 - Haunted (5:17)
 10 - Dreams Fall (4:56)
 11 - Angles Cry, Rainbows Hide (4:30)
 12 - Spirit Of The Forest (3:49)
 13 - War Of Gods (4:50)
Album Length: 1:00:49

Berti Barbera - Lead Vocal/percussion instruments,
Manu Savu - Guitar/ Bass/ Keyboards
Uffe Tillman - Drums / Percussion

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Τετάρτη, 23 Μαΐου 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

EUFORY - Higher And Higher (2018)

Release date: May 29th, 2018

Slovakian Power Metal Group Eufory are back with their new album Higher And Higher and it’s different in almost every aspect when compared to their previous album. From the members’ songwriting capabilities, the technical proficiency, the lyrical thoughts to the resulting sound – all of these things have moved to another level and changed through several gears, providing the greatest amount of pleasure possible to the listeners ears. The only thing that has remained untouched is the urge to push the “Play” button once again, even after repeated spins of the album.
The material was recorded in PureSound Studio in Slovakia and GM Recording Studio in Czech Republic. Higher And Higher got its final touches thanks to the mixing and mastering skills of Roland Grapow (Grapow Studios), who is also known as the former guitarist of Helloween and co-founder of the Masterplan band. His creative ideas greatly contributed to how the final of the album. This is straight ahead, old-school influenced power metal with a modern attitude. Eufory are back with 9 tracks (including a killer Motorhead cover) and a great new sound to get the juices flowing!

Higher And Higher | Released on May 29th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Dragon Hearts | 02. Louder | 03. Karmic Eyes | 04. What A Shame! | 05. On A Pyre | 06. Dancing Star | 07. Soldier From Beyond | 08. I Want Out | 09. One More Fucking Time (Motorhead cover)

Eufory are:
Lubos Senko – Vocals | Stevo Hodon – Guitar | Peter Drabik – Guitar | Miriama Hodon – Drums | Adrian Benca – Bass


Τρίτη, 22 Μαΐου 2018

Ancient Oak Consort - Hate War Love (2018)

Ancient Oak Consort come back to the scenes with the third album “Hate War Love” that will be out on may 18th. The album is a majestic opera of 17 tracks that mix prog rock/metal and the chamber music with Mediterranean Folk influences inspired by great composers like Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota.

The band was born in 1995, founded by Andrea Vaccarella (composer/guitarist). This is a project  composed of 3 fixed members: Andrea Vaccarella - Guitars; Giulia Stefani - Voice;  Stefano Ruscica -  Drums.

And special guests: Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) – Voice; Mathias Blad (Falconer) – Voice; Francesco “Frank” Marino (Union Radio – J. Macaluso band) – Voice.

Cosimo Tranchino – Bass; Dario Giannì – Bass; Filippo Di Pietro – Bass; Alexandra Butnaru.

Why “Consort”? Because in Renaissance music “Consort” means that some musicians play music with the founding  musicians.


Dare - Out Of The Silence II (2018)

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RELEASE 29 June 2018

DARE are probably best known for their singer/songwriter Darren Wharton (who first rose to fame in the early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy). Today DARE are one of the most respected and innovative melodic rock bands on the AOR scene, and have gained cult status among AOR fans throughout Europe, the UK and the world. The band’s debut 1988 A&M album ‘Out Of The Silence’ recorded at Joni Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio in Los Angeles, and produced by Nickelback  producer Mike Shipley is still widely regarded today as one of the all time great AOR albums.

Darren joined Philip Lynott’s  Thin Lizzy  at the tender age of eighteen and enjoyed 5 great years with the band touring extensively, alongside  renowned guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, guitarists Snowy White (Pink Floyd),  Gary Moore and John Sykes (Whitesnake).  Working closely with Philip Lynott, Darren also recorded classic Thin Lizzy albums, such as ‘Chinatown’, ‘Renegade’, and ‘Thunder and Lightning’ on which Wharton co-wrote 3 songs, including the hit single ‘The Sun Goes Down’.  Sadly, the latter was to be Thin Lizzy’s last studio album, and in 1986 Darren Wharton returned to his home town of Manchester where, as an outlet for his creative flare for song writing, working with young Oldham guitarist Vinny Burns, formed his own band, DARE.
Following the   debut ‘Out Of The Silence’, Dare’s second offering  was the explosive ‘Blood From Stone’ produced by Keith Olsen (Whitesnake, Scorpions).Sadly this was the last album recorded for A&M Records after the company was sold to Polygram in 1993.

In 1994, Thin Lizzy reformed and Wharton found himself back with his old friends Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, John Sykes and Marco Mendosa, playing to packed out audiences across the world.  But in 2000 Wharton decided to leave the Lizzy fold, and  turn his focus back to DARE.

Now living in rugged mountains of North Wales, and working in his own studio, Wharton was soon back writing again. First album off the press was the majestic ‘Calm Before the Storm’.  Then followed releases Belief and Beneath The Shining Water, each of which gained BBC2 national radio coverage.  Arc Of The Dawn was to follow and featured Dare’s classic cover of Thin Lizzy’s Emerald, and was again playlisted on Planet Rock radio; Each album adding new dimensions to the unique sound that was now synonymous  with DARE.
By this time, Darren’s long time friend and original DARE guitarist Vinny Burns, was now firmly back in the band;  With Kev Whitehead on Drums, Blood from Stone’s Nigel Clutterbuck on bass, and Marc Roberts on live Keys  Dare’s lineup had never been stronger; and in 2016 DARE released their highly anticipated 7th studio album Sacred Ground.
Sacred Ground delighted Dare fans everywhere, and after receiving spectacular reviews for European and UK press, quickly topped the Amazon Rock Charts in four countries, reaching number #1 in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. After national chart success  in Sweden, DARE also reached new heights in America, hitting number #12 in the U.S. Amazon Rock charts, and number #2 in the Japanese International Imports charts.

Following  acclaimed live performances in the UK, Rockingham, London Roundhouse,  Germany’s  Rock Of Ages, Sweden Rock Festival, Spain, Athens, Norway, the band’s reputation grew from strength to strength,  reinstating Dare’s cult status in Europe and the UK and the world.  With the first single ‘On My Own’ being playlisted on Planet Rock Radio for over 3 months, the band once more found themselves back on top of the AOR Rock scene.

Now 2018 promises to be another great chapter in the book of DARE, as the band celebrate their 30yr Anniversary with a Special Edition re-release of their debut classic album ‘Out Of The Silence’. Out Of The Silence II has been completely re-recorded and in Wharton’s own words “has taken on a new life”.  Rockier and harder sounding than and the original version, this fresh new recording will set the stage for the bands European tour starting off  at London’s  Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 18th May. With a brand new studio album set for 2019, it’s clear that DARE are back to stay, and ready to Rock!

Δευτέρα, 21 Μαΐου 2018

Wheel In The Sky - Beyond The Pale (2018)


RELEASE 31 August 2018

'Beyond The Pale' by Sweden's WheeI In The Sky is a concept album about darkness and death. The album contains an overflow of melody and a dark gothic energy, while tracks such as 'Burn Babylon Burn' and 'The Only Dead Girl in the City' also contain catchy pop hooks. The band is obsessed with mystical and religious imagery, obscure politics and harbor a morbid fascination for immolations and blood sacrifices, while trying hard to incorporate it all into a tasteful setting. 

The album will be released on August 31 via The Sign Records.

MaterDea - Pyaneta (2018)

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RELEASE 8 June 2018

MATERDEA is one of the most known and recognizable metal band in Italy coming out of the pagan and celtic scene. After three releases and an acoustic album of cover songs, they’re finally coming back with a brand new masterpiece entitled “Pyaneta”!

Following the direction started with the previous “A Rose for Egeria”, this new record is a further step forward into the melting of metal and celtic music, in that personal own style that MATERDEA’s fans will acknowledge and love once more.

“Pyaneta” is a new fascinating and enthralling journey. It is a powerful symphony where all the instruments and the voices join the sounds of the Nature, painting new grandiose landscapes enriched by colors and sophisticated arrangements. The melodies reveal themselves along with the sumptuous guitar riffs, a powerful rhythmic session and the twist of strings and orchestration, allowing the listener to be carried away in a dimension full of energy, beauty and hope by these magical tales. “Pyaneta” is also an exhortation to a better awareness of the deep interconnection that exists between every living being and the largest, sentient organism that hosts us, our planet Earth. It is a message of love for life in its gorgeous wholeness.

“Pyaneta” is set to be released via Rockshots Records in Europe on June 8 and in North America on July 6.

01. Back To Earth
02. The Return of the King
03. One Thousand and One Nights
04. Pyaneta
05. Neverland
06. S'Accabadora
07. The Legend of the Pale Mountains
08. Legacy of the Woods
09. Coven of Balzaares
10. Metamorphosis (Bonus Track CD version only)
11. Bourrè del Diavolo

PRE ORDERS: http://bit.ly/Pyaneta_CROWDFUNDING

Κυριακή, 20 Μαΐου 2018

The Soul Exchange - Edge Of Sanity (2018)

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RELEASE 15 June 2018

The Soul Exchangeis a band that mixes Classic Hard Rock with a contemporary Metal sound. They have taken influences from the 70’s Hard Rock scene and created their own unique style of Metal infused, guitar driven hard rock, with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements. The lyrics deals mostly with subjects from the darker side of life such as insanity and evil in various forms.

The Soul Exchangefound their formula and sound with the line-up consisting of Daniel John (vocals & keyboards), Hans von Bell (guitars), Thomas von Bell (guitars), Patrik Ekelöf (bass), and Benny White (drums). Although mostly unknown to the wide public, all band members have long careers in the music business. They released the critically and likewise publicly acclaimed debut album “Bloodbound” in March 2017 on the Mervilton Records label and the five Track EP “Vow Of Seth” in December 2017 on the Pride & Joy Music label.

In the fall of 2017, the Swedish group began working on their 2nd full length release titled “Edge Of Sanity” that is penned for release on the Pride & Joy Music label on June 15th, 2018. It’s not a theme album per say, but lyrically all the songs have a common theme with lyrics that are metaphorical and treats the dark side of the human psyche. Musically the record is hard hitting and dark themed but not hard listening. Sonically ”Edge Of Sanity” is harder and darker than anything The Soul Exchange have produced in the past, but the trademark vocal arrangements and choruses are predominant, and grander than ever before.

In contradiction to the 2016 debut ”Bloodbound”, that was mainly written by Hans & Thomas von Bell with lyricist Jens Joel Evaldsson over a two year time span, all nine songs on the new effort were written in a very condensed period of time and a true team effort by Hans & Thomas von Bell, Daniel John and producer Magnus Ljungqvist with Daniel John taking over the full responsibility as the band’s lyricist. This has resulted in a much more coherent effort compared to the debut.

Τρίτη, 15 Μαΐου 2018

GRAVESHADOW - Ambition’s Price (2018)

The stunning and detailed cover art for Ambition’s Price was created by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Seven Kingdoms, Mystic Prophecy). Pre-order the CD at the label’s site at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store

“The album title and artwork were directly inspired by events that occurred within Graveshadow over the past few years,” explains the band. “With all the incredible experiences that have come with the evolution of our musical family, a great deal of sacrifice has been given by every member of the band in the pursuit of our dreams. Though the price of our ambition still weighs heavy in our hearts, we are proud of what we have accomplished with this album and are excited by what the future may hold.”

Ambition’s Price features Heather Michele’s powerful vocals that range from operatic highs to unearthly growls backed by crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, and earth-shattering drums creating a rich and dynamic atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. Whether it is a tale of personal struggle or of fantastical creatures, the listener is sure to find themselves immersed in a world apart. The new album was produced and mixed by Armand John Anthony (Night Demon, The Fucking Wrath, Gygax), and mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering (Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Origin) and is the follow-up to the group’s Mausoleum Records’ debut, Nocturnal Resurrection, from 2015. Since its release, GRAVESHADOW have toured with the likes of Arkona, Sirenia, Anvil, Night Demon and Unleash the Archers steadily building a following and reputation.

GRAVESHADOW is poised and ready to leave a lasting impact within the metal community. With an electrifying stage show and a sound as large as the Dragons of Westeros, they are as talented as they are unforgettable.

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