Δευτέρα, 23 Απριλίου 2018

Declared Dead - Blood Bender (2018)


Declared Dead was formed in mid 2014 and resides in Belgium. The current band line-up consists of Anders Milovovich - vocals/guitars, Dimitri Nagel III - guitars, Deiter Cox - bass, and Mikhel Van Zaal - drums/percussion. The band has independently released four full length albums, one e.p., and one demo since its inception. The newest full length offering is "Blood Bender" which was released on March 12th, 2018. This album encapsulates a "next level" maturity and progression from a unified musical effort and presentation for the band as a whole. All facets of expression - on this excursion - have been streamlined and exacted to garner a wider listening audience while maintaining artistic integrity and creative adaptivity.

The musical direction on "Blood Bender" has a powerful combination of "old school" aesthetics and modern flair. Genre speaking - "Blood Bender" might resonate with what is considered "Blackened Death-Thrash", for the most part. There are elements of "Traditional", "Progressive", and "Doom" Metal, as well. Though, overall - Declared Dead crafts its own unique perspective and prospective style.



BLACK ROSE - A Light In The Dark (2018)

The brand new album from Swedish melodic hard rock band Black Rose is called A Light In The Dark and contains 10 songs in the melodic hard rock/metal vein. It features the trademark sound of the group, built around recognizable distinctive riffs and melodic/catchy and powerful choruses. In fact, Black Rose have taken these calling cards and made them even more prominent on this release. The album covers a wide range of styles from song to song, from fast, hard driving tracks to mid-paced and heavier entries.

As with past releases, the Black Rose style of music has always stayed strong and constant, even though different music-trends have come and gone since the band began. A Light In The Darkshows the band in control and at the top of their game, 10 classic hard rock tracks delivered with an 80’s inspired metal sound.

The artwork for the album was created by Morgan Elswyse.

A Light In The Dark | Released on April 17th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records



Track Listing:
01. Sands Of Time | 02. Hear The Call | 03. Carry On | 04. We Come Alive | 05. A Light In The Dark | 06. Web Of Lies | 07. Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over | 08. Powerthrone | 09. Don’t Fear The Fire | 10. Love Into Hate

Produced by Black Rose. Mixed and mastered by Johan Gren at Studio Sensus. Guitars, bass and drums recorded by Peter Haga at Studio 51. Vocals recorded at Studio Cave by Pontus Ekwall. Songs written and arranged by Black Rose. Lyrics by Jakob “Jacke” Sandberg.

Black Rose are:
Jakob “Jacke” Sandberg – Vocals | Thomas Berg – Guitar | Peter Haga – Drums/Keyboards | Anders Haga – Bass




Κυριακή, 22 Απριλίου 2018

One Gun Shy - Eye of the Storm (2018)


It all began back in 2011 with drive and determination to do something different on a musical note.

The guys work very hard in everything they do. They love joking around and hanging out with their fans , but take their music seriously.
The members of One Gun Shy come from varied and unique backgrounds, but share a common goal and vision for music.

The Seattle Rock Music Scene is making a resurgence and One Gun Shy is part of that effort. Many fans have commented on how well the band plays together and about their solid live performances. When asked why the fans acknowledge acknowledge the band's level of  precision and polish, Michael Decker said, "One Gun Shy delivers crunchy and gritty melodic Hard Rock music. Period. This isn't some 'part-time bedroom band' recording stuff on their iPhones. These are dedicated, veteran musicians who use professional gear, create a professional sound, and make professional recordings."



The band has completed their third album entitled "Eye of the Storm" made possible by a unique collaboration between Momma Lynn Records, Lime  & Dime Records, and several Pacific Northwest Music Professionals at Studio Sage and Robert Lang Studios.
The new album is slated to be released July 2018, so look for a single release sometime in June 2018.
Catch One Gun Shy on tour near you.
Here we go AGAIN!!!




www.onegunshy.com
www.artistecard.com/OneGunShy
www.facebook.com/OneGunShyOfficial/
twitter.com/onegunshy2012
artistcontact@mommalynn.com

Fallen Angels - Even Priest Knows (2018)

Fallen Angels spent the entire year of 2017 in the writing and composing their new release and at the end of that year, they retreated to the recording studio to complete their first full album. Within the walls of Hypnoise Recording Studio and assisted by the talented Filippo Galvanelli, they succeeded in perfecting their songs and ideas.
Even Priest Knows represents the bands desire to revive the spirit and atmosphere of the 80’s. It’s an album of 10 tracks that passes from more direct songs to real reflections on modern society, touching topics such as loneliness, war, alienation, viciousness, even themes with a simple appearance but surrounded by multiple meanings, to tracks with peaks of amusing sinfulness and esoteric-ism, all surrounded by riffs of pure rock ‘n roll and sharp melodies.

On Even Priest Knows, the sound reaches into different shades of the 80’s period (pop, rock, metal, blues …), but never leaves its core genre. This is a record that does not want to bore or outstay it’s welcome but wants to bring with it a strong appeal to the magnificent 80s, presented by the eccentric personalities of the Fallen Angels.

Even Priest Knows | Released April 30th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Intro | 02. Captain In The Dark | 03. Feast With The Beast | 04. Millionaire Man | 05. Pink High Hills | 06. Jennifer Drugs | 07. The Force In The Mind | 08. Psycholove | 09. But I’ll Live Forever | 10. For A Piece Of Bread



Fallen Angels are:
Matty Mannant – Vocals | Ste Wizard – Guitar | Luke Gyzz – Drums | Matthew Ice – Bass

Band links: Facebook | On Sliptrick

Her Despair - Mournography (2018)


On July 20th 2018 UK goth/dark metal band HER DESPAIR will release their new EP Mournography.

About Her Despair

Her Despair, formed in 2015, began as a solo project with the release of debut album “Hymns For the Hopeless.” Showcasing the melodramatic sound and aesthetic of gothic music with the accessibility of punk and the stylings of heavy metal, the solo studio project has subsequently evolved into the current full line-up. With nods toward fellow countrymen The Sisters of Mercy and Paradise Lost, to bands such as HIM and Rammstein, the band create their own unique twist on the styles that they are influenced by.

“Mournography,” the brand new follow-up EP and first as a full-fledged band, was recently completed by the band with Matt Bew at Whitehouse Studios (Reading, UK), and is described as such:


“Mournography is an exploration into the mysteries of tragedy, blasphemy, death, and love; both literally and figuratively. The mourning of some, the lust of others. These songs praise and pervert the Word of God simultaneously: providing a deeply unsettling spiritual experience set to a bleak backdrop of melancholia.”


From their location in Berkshire UK, the band is set to unleash new convocations upon locations which have included London, Oxford, Bournemouth and Reading. Continuing to expand their fan base throughout live performances, clouds of smoke and lights theatrically immerse the audience, providing a perfect setting to experience the compelling material.


The dawn breaks on a new era of despair.
Mourning has broken.



Members
J - vocals
Dan - guitar
Vikki - bass
Jord - guitar
Lee - drums

Σάββατο, 21 Απριλίου 2018

InDeep - Rage and Obsession (2018)

The 8 th of February 2018 InDeep (Umeå, Sweden) did their first studio release:
”Rage and Obsession”, with the two songs Hell 2 Heaven and Dreamcatcher, who
have an ”80s Retro Metal-feeling”.
- We love melodic hardrock and we´re sure that´s pretty obvious for anyone who listen to
our music – says the drummer Anna Morén, who started the band, together with Anna
Granberg (bass) in 2015.
- I have written the lyrics so far, Anna Morén continues, so it´s bit of a challange for our
singer RG to sing some of the songs, since they are about angry women (Niklas RG
Gustafsson is also known as the dynamic frontman of the band Crystal Caravan).
The songs are charectarized by strong melodies and catchy choruses, inspired by bands
as Rainbow, Pretty Maids, Kamelot, Black Sabbath etc.
- We have six more songs more or less ready – and the next time we´re entering the
studio, we´re taking a road trip to Helsinki and Sonic Pump Studios.
Rage and Obsession was digitally released at Spotify, itunes, Google Play etc Thursday 8 th
of February 2018. The recording is done at The Mixroom, Enhanced Audio Productions
(Umeå, Sweden), by Ronnie Björnström.
Band members:
•  Anna Morén, drums
•  Anna Granberg, bass
•  Niklas ”RG” Gustafsson, vocals
•  Viktor Nylander, guitar
•  Magnus Lindmark, guitar



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBand.InDeep/
Bandcamp: http://theband-indeep.bandcamp.com/album/rage-obsession
Dreammy: https://music.dreammy.io/profile&u=indeep
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1344900148
Number1Music: https://www.numberonemusic.com/indeep
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/theband_indeep
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7ytqkOgklzRuImCVGEbMqF
Reverb Nation: https://www.reverbnation.com/indeep7


Messer - Messer (2018)


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Dallas, Texas band Messer are set to release their self-titled debut album on April 20th, 2018.  The band is touring in support of the release in March and April with Red, Lacey Sturm, and Righteous Vendetta; and Shallow Side in late April and May.

Messer means knife in German, and the band is cutting a memorable swath through the Rock world in 2018, starting with their 1st single "Make This Life".  The song is off to a fast start @ Active Rock Radio with spins @ SiriusXM Octane, an early add @ Music Choice Rock, along with 50 more Active Rock stations. It's currently charting @ #36 on BDS Active Rock and #37 on Mediabase.


The song is also featured on Key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Youtube and Slacker Radio.


The band's cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King's X.  Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands.  After high school he moved to Dallas to pursue his music career professionally.  His first contact was with Dallas native Javier, who was making a name for himself playing in Jagermeister sponsored bands Mudflap and Pimpadelic.  The two bonded at a show and became the genesis of Messer.  While looking for a place to get his hair cut, Dereak walked into Maddox’s Hair salon on a whim.  The two struck up a conversation about music and another connection was made.  Kenny was traveling from his home in Canada to an audition in Phoenix when his car broke down in Dallas.  He ended up staying in town and found success playing with the band Strangleweed, who made an appearance on the nationally televised Courtroom show "Eye for an Eye".  That caught the attention of the members of Messer, and Kenny became part of the family. Donnie was playing in various Dallas bands and gaining attention as an award-winning Tattoo artist. Maddox would play Donnie tracks the band was working on and in turn, Donnie would play music he was recording at his own home studio. As Messer continued to develop as a band, they knew they wanted to add an additional guitar player, and they all agreed that Donnie was a great fit.  The lineup for Messer was solidified.


The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Lynch Mob, Drowning Pool, Local H, Trapt, Metallica, Dokken, Scott Stapp Of Creed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Buck Cherry. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason.  The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became "Simple Man". Fan favorite "Whiskey" soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album "Messer", which will be released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).

The band's desire for creative expression and to touch as many lives as possible is what drives them forward.  2018 is shaping up to be the year that Messer cuts through the noise and clutter of the Rock & Metal world and makes it mark.



Track Listing: https://soundcloud.com/messerband/sets/messer/s-Q7WII

1). Throw It Away
2). Everything Beautiful
3). Fight Of My Life
4). Still Better Off
5). Lay Down Your Heart
6). Make This Life
7). Simple Man
8). Save Myself
9). One More Time
10). Whiskey
11). Simple Man (Acoustic)



Connect with Messer:

Pledge Music Campaign: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/messerband

Official website: https://www.messerband.com

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/messer/1348892084?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Messer_Messer?id=Bwgg2vbrw53gkx3q3prnxdhhqua&hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/messerband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messerband/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/messerband

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeviKEkkdtY

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7qNZ1MXOnu60GMYoZPLoRT

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/messerband

Slacker: https://www.slacker.com/song/messer/make-this-life/60068016

SAFFIRE - Where The Monsters Dwell (2018)

Perris Records is proud to release Sweden's hard rock  band SAFFIRE "Where The Monsters Dwell" CD worldwide April 20th.
For fans of 80's melodic hard rock like Deep Purple & Rainbow. Saffire was formed in 2005 when Victor Olsson and Dino Zuzic were in school together. The idea was to form a band based on old school melodic hard rock and heavy metal but add a modern
twist to it. After months of searching and auditioning, the duo was joined by Magnus Carlsson, Martin Järbur and Gustav Elowson.
In 2007 they recorded a first demo but soon after, Gustav had to leave the band and was replaced by then 17-year old Anton Roos,who had just won the Swedish Drum Solo Champion of the year contest. Another demo was recorded in 2008 and Saffire started
playing shows in the local area, slowly making a name for themselves. In 2010 Martin was replaced by Tobias Jansson, and an EP was recorded and released. The band kept playing lot's of live shows and finally in 2013, Saffire signed with Inner Wound Recordings
 for the release of their debut album ”From Ashes to Fire”. The album was highly praised all over the world, and Rocknytt.net, Sweden's biggest rock website, put the album on their top 10 list of the best albums of 2013. Saffire went on to tour all over Scandinavia, playing
some of the biggest festivals like Sabaton Open Air, Tons of Rock Gothenburg Sound Festival alongside bands like Slayer, Steel Panther, At the Gates and Sabaton. In November 2015 they released their second album "For The Greater Good". The album was, as its precursor, highly praised all over the world. In January 2016 they held a sold out release show in Gothenburg which followed by a co-tour together
with Spiritual Beggars in the spring. During the summer of 2016 they played many of the big rock festivals in Sweden which includes Sweden Rock Festival, Metallsvenskan, Skogsröjet and Rock in Lisch together with artists like Queen, GHOST, Twisted Sister, The Hellacopters etc...




Σάββατο, 14 Απριλίου 2018

Lucid Ending



Lucid Ending is an alternative rock band from Edmonton AB.

Trevor Ahmet a.k.a. High Stakes Joker – Vocals, Lead Guitar

Known as the High Stakes Joker because of his love of action and adrenaline, Ahmet is a professional poker player by trade with a love of alternative rock music. After many years of contemplation, Lucid Ending was formed with long-time friend and business partner Steven Mahoney. Ahmet’s primary musical influences include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bush, Weezer, Royal Blood, Cage The Elephant, Incubus and Everclear.




Steve Mahoney – Rhythm Guitar, Producer

A music producer and composer with over ten years experience, Steve Mahoney is most known for his work as a rap & hip-hop producer under the trade name White Hot. For several years he worked out of DJ Khaled’s We The Best Studio in Miami as Ace Hood’s in-house producer. His latest work includes composing 3 songs for the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda as part of the EDM duo Deep Six.




http://www.lucidending.com/

Dynamos - Stainless (Single 2018)


In this digital modern age of the millennial, Dynamos invites you to have a look into the encyclopedia of American rock music. Based in Los Angeles, Dynamos combines technical expertise with pure raw energy, displaying natural ability that delivers a unique and captivating storyline, enticing fans to fantasize and connect with their songs. With her keen charm, emotional vocalization, and expressive physical movements, Nadia brings the Dynamos musical stories to life. Growing up in northeastern New Jersey, Nadia was enrolled into opera lessons at a young age.


Having a narrative style of music at her roots, Nadia started to explore more liberal forms of singing and performing. Inspired by a variety of musical artists ranging from Otis Redding to Amy Winehouse to Nirvana, Nadia’s singing talents and broad range offer a diverse vocal style with a sense of power and confidence. Dynamos is comprised of Nick Schaadt (music director, bass), Jacob Mayeda (guitars), Ian Nakazawa (drums percussion), Carlos Barrera (guitars), and lead by Nadia E’s natural storytelling and commanding vocals. Collectively, Dynamos has an innate sense of enthusiasm and musicianship with their common goal of sharing their knowledge and love of music to the masses. This American rock band continues to release ear-catching singles, including “Shake, Rattle and Roll,”“Knowledge,” and the brand new single “Stainless.”



The unstoppable rockers Dynamos are thrilled to release their next single, “Stainless,”on April 20, 2018 to all online retail outlets worldwide. Their previous singles “Shake, Rattle and Roll”and “Knowledge” have amassed thousands of views each across social media platforms, with fans clamoring for more from the California-based group. Needless to say, the hype is higher than ever for the emerging band.“Stainless” is rock and roll that’s both timeless and forward-looking. It is Dynamos at their strongest, with a steely bassline running through the song that truly emphasizes the power behind Nadia E’s voice.Wasting no time, “Stainless” opens with Ian Nakazawa delivering a jolting drum performance. The rest of the band joins in on the antics, and crackling guitar licks build toward a crescendo, while Nadia demands a partner that can keep up with her. “Don’t run,” she sings, “Come on, son. Don’t fill me with disgust,” further riding the electricity while spinning a wicked tale with the moral, “Learn not to rust.”On 4/20, “Stainless” invites rockers to join Nadia in Dixieland. Throughout the song, a pulsating drum is a pounding heart, counting down the beats left to accept her offer.  “Get a grip, take a hit,” she sings. On one condition: “Don’t smoke it all.”The track’s accompanying music video will be released on April 13, one week ahead of the single release. Much like Dynamos’ previous videos, this is a unique performance video, as the studio version of “Stainless” is replaced with the version recorded live during the video shoot.

The DYNAMOS are:
Nadia E. - Vocals, Percussion
Nick Schaadt - Bass, Vocals, Music Director
Jacob Mayeda - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Arrangements
Ian Nakazawa - Drums, Percussion
Carlos Barrera - Lead Guitar, Vocals



For More about Dynamos visit:
http://dynamosmusic.com
http://facebook.com/dynamosmusic
http://twitter.com/dynamosmusic
http://instagram.com/dynamosmusic



Παρασκευή, 13 Απριλίου 2018

Δευτέρα, 9 Απριλίου 2018

Them Evils - Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free EP (EP 2018)



Hot on the heels of the release of first single "Got Me Rockin'", Southern California based Them Evils are set to release an EP of epic Rock N' Roll swagger titled "Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free" on May 4th through Burning Records.  Both were produced by Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Blondie, Drowning Pool, Pierce the Veil). The band is currently on a West Coast run with Red Sun Rising, and then embarks on a national tour that will include stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock On The Range.
 
Them Evils have started off fast and are accelerating rapidly with "Got Me Rockin'", which premiered @ Loudwire. Key playlist adds on Spotify Rock Hard and Loudwire Wired Weekly; and Google Play Music Rock Hotlist and Hard Rock Hotlist radio are helping the band gain early momentum.  New press looks that include AXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others are adding to the bands critical acclaim.  A video for "Got Me Rockin'" will debut in early May.
 
Them Evils' late-night joyride through Rock N' Roll's seedy underbelly was born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, when Jordan and Jake met in High School.  They started writing and playing together and knew that they had a chemistry that was undeniable. In 2013 they made the move to Southern California to pursue their music professionally – with nothing to fall back on other than their drive and belief in their music and each other. They connected with David through a friend that worked at a bar with Jordan and who knew they were looking for a permanent drummer. Delaney auditioned for Griffin and Massanari, and all 3 knew it was a good fit immediately. The nasty energy befitting their name grew from there.
 
Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens of The Stone Age, among others, the band pays tribute to their roots while carving out their own unique sound.  Them Evils music is at times throwback without being too derivative and is thoroughly modern. "We pretty much made our own scene," Griffin says. "We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that's what we're still doing... That said, we're always evolving.”


The band has released Two EPs: their debut Cold Black Love (2015) and the self-titled Them Evils (2016). They made inroads @ Active Rock Radio in 2017 with "She Got Nothin", which peaked @ #22 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart.
 
They were born for the stage and have been road warriors for the past 4 years - the band have caught the ear of no less an icon thanZakk Wylde, who had them open for Zakk Sabbath in 2017.  They have been constantly touring clubs, as well as with The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, and 10 Years, among others. More tour dates being booked for the summer.
 
Track Listing: 
1). Got Me Rockin'
2). She Got Nothin'
3). Gets Me High
4). Have One On Me
5). Untold
6). Practice What You PreachPreach


Πέμπτη, 5 Απριλίου 2018

Crystal Tears - Decadence Deluxe (2018)

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RELEASE 18 May 2018

"The world's a stage, we plug & play"! With a steady evolution from the band's first demos to its latest instalments, Crystal Tears have managed to leave their mark as one of the most qualitative heavy metal acts, proven to be a persistent, innovative & unstoppable force. Their previous testimony "Hellmade", with music videos involving Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses, Sons Of Apollo) & actors Lew Temple (of The Walking Dead fame) & Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) - initiated their first European tour (with Mystic Prophecy), followed by their own headline Greek tour & a few more extended shows with Firewind/ ex-Ozzy Osbourne's Gus G.
Having gained a formidable reputation for delivering the goods on stage & via their honest and sing-along anthems, Crystal Tears strike back with the massively anticipated new, 5th album "Decadence Deluxe". With producer R. D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train, Suicidal Angels etc.) on the front again, the quintet delivers high quality heavy metal dedicating heart & soul, managing to sound constantly inspired & fresh. The record includes a stunning cover version of Judas Priest’s “Heart Of A Lion”.

Crystal Tears have always been original. And this unique blend of dynamics in aggressiveness & harmony has been introducing 'em continually to new audiences all over the world. And as good ol' friend Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, ex-Slash's Snakepit) says... "all is rock"! And the story continues...

The artwork for “Decadence Deluxe” was designed by Caio Caldas (Dragonforce) and guest musicians include Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit), Karis Charisma (Deadsquad), Julien Nutz Deyres (Gorod) and Fidel De Jesus (Xeno Devata Project).

Line-up: Søren Adamsen (vocals), Kostas Sotos (guitars), Máté Nagy (guitars), Alex Chamalides (bass), Chrisafis Tantanozis (drums)



Web:
www.crystaltearsband.com/
www.facebook.com/crystaltearsband

Shawn Phillips - Continuance (2018)





Music Legend & Virtuoso Guitarist Shawn Phillips Releases His Most Daring, Socially Conscious Album Yet with Continuance – 
Out Now on Tunecore Distribution

The record features the last work by Phillips’ longtime friend and collaborator, composer Paul Buckmaster

Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has an announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips’ 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression.

“I didn’t set out to create this album for people who want some background music while they’re having dinner,” says Phillips. “And it’s not something to be sampled piecemeal. I wanted to make a complete experience, a record that takes you on a journey both musically and lyrically. That’s all I’ve ever done.”

The aptly named Continuance extends Phillips’ commitment to making ambitious, introspective yet socially conscious music. Just as he did on the psychedelic staple “Season of the Witch,” which he co-authored with Donovan in 1966, Phillips weaves evocative imagery with indelible melodies and progressive arrangements, resulting in music that is by turns angry and uplifting, soothing and unsettling. “I came up at a time when you tried to write songs that mattered,” Phillips states. “Lyrically and musically, you challenge yourself and your audience. I always felt an obligation to never play it safe, and I’m certainly not going to stop now.”

Phillips brought that same sense of adventure into Rose Lane Studios in Carpenteria, California, where he recorded his new songs with a group of musicians (Lady Gaga’s Brockett Parsons, Keyboards; Anthony Crawford, Bass; Sebastian Persini, Drums; Danny Janklow, Saxophone; Josh Seguin, lead Guitar and Jonathan McCuen, Guitar on “C’Mon Round) he had never met before. “My co-producer, Sjoerd Koppert, recommended the players, and I put my faith in him,” Phillips explains. “I came in, told them there wasn’t any music on paper, that I would not tell them what to play, played them the music, and off we went. Apart from a basic structure, It was free-form. I didn’t know what to expect, but a minute into the first tune, ‘Man With a Gun,’ I said, ‘All right. This is gonna work!’”

On that hard-edged track, the musicians explode fiercely and intuitively, and Phillips makes no apologies for the song’s on-target and timely lyrics. “What’s happening in the world and with this administration disgusts me,” he says. “I think we have the singular most unqualified, incompetent individual ever to grace the Oval Office right now. I grew up with guns, but to see what people are doing to sell weapons, profiting on people’s pain, it appalls me. An untrained citizen doesn’t need an AR-15.”

Similarly, he casts a discerning eye at the current administration and widens his net to include all of the world’s oligarchs on the funky, jam-like “Furious Desperation,” which includes a soundbite from a speech by Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “The title is a reference to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Quiet Desperation,’” Phillips explains. “That was then, this is now. The majority of the world is trying to survive, and you have people in power who are deliberately making it difficult.”

But Phillips dials down the righteous vitriol on the absorbing and transporting opening cut “Life,” which is propelled by one of the guitarist’s most elegant acoustic guitar figures. His six-string phrasing is superlative on the hypnotic instrumental “Tribute to D,” written in honor of fellow guitar icon, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. “I met David through my friend Bob Ezrin,” Phillips recalls. “I thought he was a kind, intelligent soul. I was in South Africa when I wrote the song, and I thought the melodies sounded very Gilmour, so it’s my tribute to him.”

Several of the tracks are graced by thrilling orchestral arrangements by legendary conductor and composer Paul Buckmaster, whom Phillips worked with and called his closest friend for over five decades. These cuts represent the last works by Buckmaster, who passed away in November 2017. “I talked to Paul by Skype the day before he died,” Phillips remembers. “It’s so sad that he’s gone, and it’s an absolute honor to have him on this record.”

In the early ’60s he played a coffee house in Saskatoon Saskatchewan where a young woman who was a waitress there, asked him to teach her some guitar. He did so for some 2 weeks. Her name was Joni Mitchell. Then, while playing in Toronto, he met Ravi Shankar after attending his concert and Shankar graciously gave him his first lesson right there and then. Arriving in England in the mid-’60s, the Texas-born Phillips had a way of pulling people into his musical orbit. A master on six- and 12-string guitars, having learned sitar from Ravi Shankar and, in turn, gave George Harrison his first lessons on the instrument. Donovan called upon his songwriting services, and Paul McCartney asked him to sing backup on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. While in England, he also recorded with Traffic members Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi. “It’s all history now,” says Phillips, “but at the time, we were just musicians hanging out and having fun. We really didn’t think about the importance of what we were doing.”

In the ensuing decades, Phillips released a string of rapturously received records – his four-album run between 1970 and 1972 along contains the classics Contribution, Second Contribution, Collaboration and Faces – and has seen his work compiled on not one, but two “best of” collections. While continuing to record and tour, he’s made his home in Italy and South Africa before moving to Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Juliette and 12 year old son Liam in 2016.

“More than anything, I just want to open people’s minds and appeal to the better nature in everyone,” says Phillips, who cites “In Grace We Intend,” the graceful tone poem that comprises the 9th track on Continuance, as a summation of that message. “I showed the lyrics to Jay Naidoo, who was Nelson Mandela’s closest advisor from the day he stepped out of prison to the end of his presidency in South Africa. He told me, ‘I spent three years writing a book, and you just said it all on one page.’ As an artist, you feel pretty special when you hear something like that from such an extraordinary humanist.”

Continuance can be streamed on Spotify and is available for purchase on iTunes and on Phillips’ website. In June, Phillips will tour Canada and he’s planning dates in the U.S. for mid-summer.



To purchase Shawn Phillips Continuance: http://www.shawnphillips.com/buyContinuance.htm


Shawn Phillips official website: http://www.shawnphillips.com/

Τετάρτη, 4 Απριλίου 2018

Afterlife Symphony - Lympha (2018)





The band was formed originally by Eddy Talpo, Stefano Tiso and Nicolas Manarbin in 2009 and began like cover band. Over time , two more members joined to the band, Antonio Gobbato and Anna Giusto, and the project AFTERLIFE SYMPHONY comes to life in September 2010. In November 2010, the band recorded 4 demo songs.

In September 18, 2013, via Revalve Records, they saw the release in worldwide of their first album, "Symphony of Silence", 12 tracks range from progressive symphonic metal to metal.

Over the years that followed, the band continues writing music and in January 2015 back to "K ' In Studio", supervised by Gianfranco Corona and Sandro Cappai,to record the songs that will give life to the album "Moment" Between Lives ". The project was mixed and mastered by Giuseppe "Dualized" Bassi, engineer at Studio"dysFUNCTION", giving a sophisticated, modern sound doing exalt the power of 11 songs, supported by a solid rhythm, interspersed by a great orchestral session fusing with the powerful voice of Anna Giusto.

The band is getting ready to introduce themselves to the public in a series of international and foreign show.

"Moment Between Lives " is a concept album, a mystical journey between the esoteric and the vivid reality, between choices, dreams, loves, fears, anger and introspection. The circularity of the events, the continue question, the hunger for knowledge, these are the elements that form this album. Song after song, you advance, falling more and more in the comfort of the traveler.

" ... Choose your life with care ... "



After promotional tours with Delain and Temperance the band come back with their third album Lympha. This new album has been described by the band as a new sound path, mixing the symphonic prog of the early albums with catchy arrangements and sunny atmosphere. Lympha has benne co-produced by Marco Pastorino (Temperance), recorded, mised and mastered at Groove Factory Studio.

Anna Giusto: Vocals
Eddy Talpo: Rhythm and lead guitars
Stefano Tiso: keyboards and piano
Nicolas Menarbin: Bass
Antonio Gobbato: Drum and percussions


Red Eleven - Fueled By Fire (2018)




Finnish alternative hard rockers Red Eleven releases a new EP "Fueled By Fire" on March 23rd 2018 through Secret Entertainment. The release include three previously released single tracks (Again, You've Been Warned and Back In Time) and also two previously unreleased ones. The EP is released as CD and on digital music services.

"Fueled By Fire" is the last Red Eleven release with Pasi Pasanen on drums. Pasanen left the band at the beginning of the year and Red Eleven announced Samuli Saari as their new drummer.

Music video of "Redneck's Promised Land" is also released on the same date. Video is edited from live shows footage and behind the scenes material of "Fueled by Fire".

Label: Secret Entertainment
Release date: March 23rd 2018




Τρίτη, 3 Απριλίου 2018

ALPHASTATE - The Grind (2018)




With the new album from Greek metalists Alphastate, The Grind, the band wanted to take a more modern and aggressive approach musically. They deliver this with very loud and distinctive guitars, a more modern production with the vocals pushed upfront and drums that punch through the sound. In the lyrics, they have included more personal thoughts and experiences so that The Grind will be the groups most personnel release and sonically their best so far. Alphastate have made an album of pure aggression along with the best songs they have ever written.

Alphastate started in 2013 as a personal project from Pete Breaker (Guitars). In 2014, Manos Xanthakis (Vocals) came in and in 2015, the band’s line up was complete with Dimitris Tsounakas (Bass) and Fivos Andriopoulos (Drums). The band wanted to combine modern metal with 80’s and 90’s influences such us Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Nevermore, etc, to create a very personal and extreme style with no boundaries. Out Of The Black, the groups first album, was released in 2015 and garnered excellent and positive press globally. After playing numerous live shows in Greece from 2015 until now, Alphastate continue to evolve with their second album The Grind, which is ready to be released in 2018 worldwide via Sliptrick Records.

The Grind | Released April 3rd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Trapped | 02. Phantom Desires | 03. Speak Your Mind | 04. Theater Of Lies | 05. The Grind | 06. Forevermore | 07. Behind The Dark | 08. Heaven’s World | 09. Man Made God

All music by Pete Breaker | All lyrics by Manos Xanthakis
Artwork by Manster Design | Official logo by Gustavo Sanchez

Guest keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Speak Your Mind and Forevermore.
Guest guitar solo by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Trapped.
Produced by Alphastate. Recordings by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) at Sound Symmetry Studios, Athens. Mixing and Mastering by Kimon Zeliotis, Athens.



Alphastate are:
Manos Xanthakis – Vocals | Pete Breaker – Guitars | Fivos Andriopoulos – Drums | Dimitris Tsounakas – Bass

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick

David Cross & David Jackson - Another Day (2018)




King Crimson Meets Van der Graaf Generator! David Cross & David Jackson Release New Album “Another Day”
OUT NOW!0

During the 1970s David Cross was a member of King Crimson and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. Now much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, the duo have teamed up for an amazing new album titled “Another Day”!

Released via Cherry Red Records, the 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It’s an innovative meeting of minds. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson.

“From the first notes we ever played together David Jackson and I realised that we were driving in the same direction, free to play anything from fierce avant-garde cadenzas to haunting melodies and rocking riffs. ‘Another Day’ is the culmination of our ambition to date and has been realised as a quartet album through extraordinary instinctive performances from our collaborators, Mick Paul and Craig Blundell. The icing on the cake was the incisive, original vision which emerged in the mixing stage from our producer Jake Jackson. I love it.” – David Cross March 2nd 2018

“I am thrilled and very proud of this album with David Cross. It’s the best thing I’ve done in many years! We met at a Festival in Italy in 2010 and emergency improvised our way into a special kind of exciting harmony – and friendship too. Enjoying the space between two soloists, we soon discovered new ways of writing and arranging. Add in our legendary rhythm section of Mick Paul and Craig Blundell and I can guarantee you haven’t heard anything quite like this album before!” –  David Jackson (26th February 2018)

Watch the new promotional video: https://youtu.be/paaTO6Oo0X8

In support of the album David Cross & David Jackson plan to tour mid-2018!

Track list:
1. PREDATOR
2. BUSHIDO
3. LAST RIDE
4. GOING NOWHERE
5. TRANE TO KIEV
6. MILLENNIUM TOLL
7. ARRIVAL
8. COME AGAIN
9. BREAKING BAD
10. MR. MOROSE
11. ANTHEM FOR ANOTHER DAY
12. TIME GENTLEMEN, PLEASE

Released March 16, 2018

To purchase David Cross & David Jackson’s “Another Day”:
Amazon: http://geni.us/ADay
iTunes: http://geni.us/ADayDig

Buy CDs & more information: www.crossmusic.co.uk

David Cross & David Jackson Official website: www.crossandjackson.com

David Cross:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.cross.33821
David Cross Music Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/David-Cross-Music-105639052830314
Twitter: @DavidCrossMusic

David Jackson:
Official website: http://www.jaxontonewall.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009274824162
Twitter: @jaxontonewall

Δευτέρα, 2 Απριλίου 2018

20 Watt Tombstone - Death Blues vs. The Dirty Spliff (2018)

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Release : 18 May 2018

Hailing from the rugged hills of northern Wisconsin, 20 Watt Tombstone is ready to bring their brand of fiery rock n roll to the masses.  With the deluxe version of their EP Death Blues Vs. The Dirty Spliff dropping on May 18 2018 the duo is also preparing for a run of tour dates in the Midwest and South this spring.

20 Watt Tombstone has been dubbed "Death Blues," and the moniker fits.  Their influences range across rock music history,  from modern bands like Clutch and the Black Keys to the iconic Motorhead and hallowed country blues musicians Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside.

The band has shared the stage with a growing number of national acts, including Black Stone Cherry, Royal Bliss, Scott H. Biram, The Goddamn Gallows, Left Lane Cruiser, Jackyl, Lionize, The Supersuckers, Bob Log III, Wayland, Scattered Hamlet, Jeff Beck, The Hooten Hallers, Passafire, The Steepwater Band, The Last Vegas, Mothership, Butcher Babies, Nekrogoblikon, the Legendary Shack Shakers, Passafire, and Jimmie Van Zant.  Averaging 150 shows per year, 20 Watt's travels have brought them from backwoods Wisconsin dives to the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia.  Wherever they roam, their swaggering blues rock is appreciated by young and old crowds alike.

Tracklisting:

1) Lair of the Swamp Witch
2) Your man's a jerk
3) Whiskey in my brain
4) Now she's gone
5) Untitled



 Upcoming Performances:

4/11 - Vinnie's Long Branch - Fort Madison, IA ( with The Maness Brothers)
4/12 - Zoobar - Lincoln, NE
4/13 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO (with Freight Train Rabbit Killer)
4/14 - The War Goat Festival - St. Louis, MO (with Left lane Cruiser, The Maness Bros., & Mark "Porkchop" Holder)
4/26 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL (with Werewolves at hour 30)
4/27 - The Nest - St. Cloud, MN
4/28 - SRO Bar - Oak Grove, MN
5/11 - Hijynx - Ft. Atkinson, WI
5/12 - Looney Bin - Bradley, WI (with Curio)
5/18 - Steel In Motion Hot Rods & Guitars Festival - Union, SC
5/19 - Boulevard Tavern - Charleston, WV (with the Brothers Steele)
5/21 - Brewfontaine - Bellefontaine, OH
5/22 - Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY (with Moonbow)
5/23 - Cafe Bourbon House - Columbus, OH (with Bourbon Train & Crowtalker)
5/24 - Mag Bar - Louisville, KY (with Waxeater & Baby Bones)
5/25 - The Pond - Franklin, TN (with The Creeping Cruds)
5/26 - The Thirsty Devil - Tupelo, MS
5/27 - Intracoastal Club - Houma, LA (with Smoke & Crush Diamond)
5/28 - Freetown Boom Boom Room - Lafayette, LA (with Mayrunner)
5/29 - The Shack Up Inn - Clarksdale, MS
5/31 - 529 Bar - Atlanta, GA (with Order of the Owl)
6/1 - Birmingham, AL - venue TBA
6/2 - Just One More - Melbourne, FL (with Southern Fried Genocide)
6/5 - Fubar - St. Petersburg, FL (with El Coyote & Graveyard Groupies)
6/6 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL (with Vonner & Howling Midnight)
6/7 - Sleepy Owl Brewery - Kingsport, TN
6/8 - Burns Alley Tavern - Charleston, SC
6/9 - LL Creek - Waycross, GA
6/12 - Island Bar - Surfside Beach, SC
6/13 - Bleu Pub - Valdosta, GA (with The Wisebloods)
6/14 - Oglethorpe Lounge - Albany, GA (with Snake Oil)
6/15 - Terrapin Beer Co. - Athens, GA
6/16 - Skylark Social Club - Charlotte, NC (with King Kack

Elemae - Fiction (EP 2018)



Elemae hail from various parts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania (US) and built their band based on their universal inspiration of music, and a friendship that kept them writing, rehearsing and recording together despite their non complimentary geo-graphic locations. They developed their own unique way of constructing cross-genre material, combining post-hard core with Brit rock and classic rock influences with a shoegaze twist.

Back in 2005 and progressing on from two album releases on the now defunct Embrace Records label, Elemae pushed their own musical boundaries to produce their 'Popular Misconceptions Of Happiness' LP. Tracks from the album were to feature on a diverse range of compilations, featuring along side the likes of The Strokes and Snapcase as well as placements on TV and a being selected for Metal Hammer Magazine's cover mount CD.

With various members moving into the new roles in emerging US rock/indie bands - Hidden Cabins, The World Concave and (Damn) This Desert Air - UK/US label Engineer Records has now released the re-mastered tracks from recordings 2008 to compile Elemae's 3 track 'Fiction EP'

Elemae feature Craig Cirinelli (Vox), Chris Homentosky (Guitar), Dan Nolan (Drums), Chris Smith (Guitar) and Mike Barbagallo (Bass). The band originally formed in 1999 and dis-banded in 2008. The re-union and reformation may well be on the cards following the release of their 'Fiction' EP out now via https://itunes.apple.com/us/al bum/fiction-single/1347313398

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www.elemae.bandcamp.com
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Κυριακή, 1 Απριλίου 2018

Lisa LaRue - Origins (2018)








Lisa LaRue to Release New Retrospective Album “Origins” Featuring Gilli Smyth, John Payne, Michael Sadler and Others on Melodic Revolution Records

Recently signed to Melodic Revolution Records, keybordist & composer Lisa LaRue is set to release her new album “Origins” in April 2018! A double album celebrating 25 years and 11 releases by LaRue, “Origins” features some of the best musicians in the business: John Payne Asia, GPS), Michael Sadler (Saga), Mitch Perry (Talas, Aerosmith), Gilli Smyth (Gong), Don Schiff (Rocket Scientist, Kracked Earth), Federico Fantacone (Orchestre Celesti) John Baker (Forever Twelve, Mars Hollow) as well as Steve Adams, Brenda K, Michael Wheeler, Merrill Hale, Svetlan Raket (Par Lindh Project), John “Yafke” Timothy, Michael Alvarez.

Says Lisa, “The title takes it back to where it all started. Finishing a career, where one started. The photo on the back of the CD was taken on Burnett’s Mound, an infamous site in Topeka, Kansas where I grew up, and where the photo of ‘Kansas’ was taken on the back of their first album. They were very influential and inspirational to me as a young keyboardist/musician growing up in Topeka. The Sunflower on the front represents my origins in Topeka, as well.”

Lisa LaRue became the first female artist signed to the Sound of America Records label (SOAR) a sub label of Natural Visions, the first all-Native American record label founded by Grammy Winner and Motown producer Tom Bee. In 2008 Lisa was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award and was also awarded The Oklahoma Music Award for “Native American Artist of the Year.” Her band 2KX was Nominated as Instrumental Band of the Year in 2011 by the Los Angeles Music Awards.

Lisa has also appeared on recordings by others, including Head Transfer Process (Stargazer), Esquire with Nikki Squire (“Stay Low”), Don Schiff, Ryo Okumoto, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Gresswell, Quester and Beyond the Labyrinth.

The songs on “Origins” were written and recorded over 25 years. Some in a small recording studio in Tahlequah, OK over a year’s time with John “Yakfe” Timothy, and some in Los Angeles working extensively with John Payne as a co-producer, mixing engineer, bassist and vocalist. Also certain songs were known as some of the first prog projects done via internet transfer, and finalizes with “Sussuration” and “Lemniscate,” completely produced and mixed by LaRue.

Says Lisa, “This album is extremely important – it’s important to me, as it represents 25 years of my life, and some of the best work I’ve done with some of the best friends in the world. It’s important because it represents the unity and bringing together of many musicians, big and small, through the universal language, music. Lastly, it’s important to fans, as it represents some of the obscure work of many top-notch artists that they may not have in their collection. Melodic Revolution and Nick Katona have always been known for bringing artists together, so there is no better label to showcase this 25 year effort.”

“Lisa has a unique perspective to her music. Her Prog rock style is highly influenced by her Native American roots. The listener is drawn in by the mystical and avant-garde approach. From my point of view it has always been a pleasure and great experience working on her music.” – John Payne


“A very atmospheric composition, with a lovely tranquil finale. I hear a lot of my father’s influence in it, a beautiful arrangement.” – Aaron Emerson (son of Keith Emerson) regarding the song “Aspiration”


“Some incredible music with 2K9 and 2KX. 2K9 was the beginning….getting to know each other musically, hoping that what you submitted met the criterion, listening to each other’s output and certainly not wanting to overplay. In my opinion though, this process came to fruition with 2KX’s ‘Fast & Blue’: an accord harmonically, rhythmically, and melodically. I would call a musical synchronicity. Plus I had a joyous yet challenging time contributing!” –  Steve Adams, guitarist for Lisa LaRue Project 2K9 and for 2KX

In conjunction with the release of “Origins,” Lisa would like to focus on licensing for soundtracks, television, etc., and being a guest orchestrator on other artist’s projects. In closing she has this to impart, “This album brings together all of the messages of all of my albums. Heritage and culture, bringing people together from around the world, giving each other creative outlets, and finding your spirit means you’ve made peace with the world and yourself.”



Σάββατο, 24 Μαρτίου 2018

War Gods of the Deep – Robots, Rockets & Rampage (EP 2017)


Here is a review by Randall Radic in https://blogcritics.org/ :
"War Gods of the Deep recently dropped a new EP, called Robots, Rockets & Rampage. The band’s name immediately conjures up memories of a wildly crazy Vincent Price ruling over an underwater kingdom full of immortal pirates and slimy monsters in the 1965 movie of the same name. But it’s not. This War Gods of the Deep is a heavy metal/rock band whose influences include Kiss, Queen, Van Halen, Metallica, Def Leppard and a host of other ’80s heavy metal bands.

This War Gods of the Deep definitely has it going on.

Potent Compositions
The band’s sound revolves around heavy distorted guitars, hammer-of-the-gods drumming, and song structures ranging from polished and melodious to muscular and reckless. The result is potent compositions with Jovian oomph.

Robots, Rockets & Rampage contains three tracks. “Vasnetsov” opens with down-and-dirty guitars and chanting voices flowing into a thick, darkly energized hard metal groove. Aching guitar chords plaster the atmosphere with growling buzzsaw colors, while the pulsing rhythm throbs with supercharged relentless dynamics. Buff, ground-zero vocals give the music a menacing flavor. The muscularity of the tune is vaguely reminiscent of Metallica – thrumming, thumping and dominant.

“Mortal Cage” features a great intro full of powerfully slashing guitars and then drops into booming metal harmonics rife with opaque hues and industrial-strength rhythmic elements of full-spectrum authority. Unlike most metal songs, the vocal harmonies on “Mortal Cage” achieve superb levels of radiance and sonority. These guys know how to harmonize, imbuing the forceful chorus with dark lustrous pigments that complement the weight of the compelling guitars. A wailing, tightly controlled guitar solo boils with assertive grimy tones. This kind of control indicates nonpareil expertise on the axe.



Commanding, Resonant Guitars
Layers of guitars, bass, and beefy drums open “This Evil.” Stuttering, commanding guitars drive the tune with crushing energy and gravitational resonance. The cavernous pulsations of the rhythm shudder with the force of a grand mal seizure, while the sinister and scornful tones of the vocals encroach overhead. Parallel sonic mazes of thrumming guitars juxtaposed with the yawning depth and penetration of the bassline infuse the tune with the residual smoldering momentum of a nuclear reactor meltdown.

Robots, Rockets & Rampage is taut, powerful metal, full of tone of sepulchral gravity and superior harmonic concatenations. It exudes raw, palpable, prodigious energy and monumental rhythmic punch. Of the three tracks, “Mortal Cage” is my favorite because of the astonishing vocal harmonies and the irresistible course of the chorus. War Gods of the Deep knows how to turn up the heat."



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Παρασκευή, 23 Μαρτίου 2018

Shadygrove - In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood (2018)

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RELEASE 6 April 2018
Featuring members from ElvenkingEvenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy’s SHADYGROVE journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration. Like musical time travelers or aural archaeologists, they have trawled eras beyond most bands’ inspiration to create music from the soul…for the soul!
Theirs is an acoustic heaviness that is truly original and special. It’s as though, like the myths and legends that inspire them, SHADYGROVE have always been with us, in the Celtic Otherworld, just waiting for us to look with our hearts rather than our eyes. SHADYGROVE make music as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn.
Fans of Blackmore’s Night and Loreena McKennitt will find much to love on their debut album “In The Heart of Scarlet Wood”.
Violinist Fabio "Lethien" Polo describes SHADYGROVE’s sound as “folk, ethnic, acoustic Celtic pop. We are trying to bring the popular music of our regions, mixed with Celtic and Medieval music, to a more modern view without altering its soul. We write very evocative songs to guide the listener on a journey to where nature still rules.”
Singer Lisy Stefanoni explains SHADYGROVE’s inspirations. “We love the different styles of folk music and the various approaches of the main musicians. We also love the Celtic music. In the metal genre, folk metal inspires us the most. We listen to bands like Eluiveitie, In Extremo, also symphonic projects like Ayreon and The Gentle Storm. Those who love folk-metal will certainly appreciate our songs because we all come from that musical background. We take our fans on a journey to a place where myths are real and there is evidence of the magic forces of our planet. In this world the listener can meet legendary creatures walking into enchanted landscapes or see ancient rituals happening.”

“In The Heart of Scarlet Wood” is set for release via Rockshots Records on April 6th, 2018 and available for pre-order here - http://bit.ly/Shadygrove_PREORDER
 
TRACKLIST:
1. Scarlet Wood (4:37)
2. My Silver Seal (5;56)
3. The Port Of Lisbon (3:42)
4. Eve Of Love (5:30)
5. This Is The Night (5:18)
6. Cydonia (4:39)
7. Northern Lights (5:56)
8. Let The Candle Burn (5:27)
9. Queen Of Amber (6:02)
Album Length: 47:12
 
SHADYGROVE is
Lisy Stefanoni - Vocals, Flute
Fabio “Lethien” Polo - Violin
Matteo Comar - Guitar 
Elena Crolle - Keyboards
Davide Papa - Bass
Simone Morettin - Drums, Ethnic Percussions
 
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