Τρίτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Zero Fire - Second Sun (2019)


Canadian hard rock/Alternative metal band ZERO FIRE will unleash their new EP Second Sun on March 22nd 2019.

The band commented "We're very excited to release our new EP, Second Sun, on March 22nd, 2019. We've worked long and hard to try and craft something that captures the essence of what our band is about. We've tried to draw from our influences like Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age and The Mars Volta to create something that's full of heavy riffs but also stays stuck in your head. We hope everyone enjoys this record as much as we do."

About Zero Fire:

Zero Fire is a band whose music strives to combine hard hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a package where feel, groove and flow is paramount. Born from a collaboration between singer/guitarist Graham King and drummer Erik Thorkildsen, this band conjures up a hard rock sound reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, yet still has a style all its own.

After sharing the stage with bands like Silent Planet, Hail the Sun and Mandroid Echostar, Zero Fire's new release, Second Sun, shows them expanding and evolving. With riffs to make you bang your head and melodies that won't leave your brain, the band hopes this is an EP that makes you say "Damn, I want to listen to that again" right after it's finished.



Δευτέρα, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

MERIDIAN -bMargin Of Error (2019)


Release: 22 March 2019

Denmarks melodic heavy metal band MERIDIAN are releasing their third album “Margin Of Error” as the follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Breaking The Surface” from 2016. It's the bands third album, but it contains a couple of firsts. It's the first full album made with guitarist and producer Marco Angioni, and it's the first album written and recorded with a stable line-up, all sharing the same musical vision.

Work on the album began in 2017 where various writing sessions resulted in the basic foundation for eight new tracks. The band went straight into Death Island Studios to try out, and test drive the new working relationship with Marco at the helm. Four songs where recorded and released as the digital EP “The Fate Of Atlantis” in March 2018. In early 2018 Martin and Marco took some time off to write and record a new album with former Accept singer David Reece. The album “Resilient Heart” is a big success and showcase, apart from Reece as the great singer he is, also Martin and Marco as the talented songwriters and performers they are. In the summer of 2018 the band finished off the songwriting and headed back into the studio to record the remaining seven songs for the album.

Musically the songs varies from melodic rock like the first single “Second Best”, over hard hitting metal anthems and slowpaced heavy monsters to the all out thrashy “Disconnect”, which contains guest appearance from Steve Smyth (One Machine, Nevermore, Testament etc.) on lead guitar.It's a varied musical landscape, but all 11 tracks are well crafted songs with strong vocal melodies and memorable choruses you can sing along to.

Lyrically the songs deals with important topics like war (Off To War), death (Circle The Drain), global warming (The Fate Of Atlantis), over personal topics like mental illness (Fragments Of A Life) and fighting inner demons (The Devil Inside Us All), to dealing with modern day life where everybody is constantly online (Disconnect). “Margin Of Error” is the new album from Meridian. It's the most coherent and well crafted collection of songs from a band that's better than ever. Meridian is heading out on the road in 2019 to support the album.

“Margin Of Error” is recorded at Death Island Studios.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Marco Angioni.
Cover artwork by Lena Angioni.
 Band photo by Lena Angioni.

 Lars Märker –vocals
 Martin J. Andersen –guitars
 Marco Angioni –guitars
 Peter Bruun –bass
 Klaus Agerbo –drums


STATEMENT - Force Of Life (2019)

Release: 1 March 2019

* Toured Europe with Diamond Head and Pretty Maids.
* Produced and mixed by Soren Andersen (Mike Tramp, Glenn Hughes).
* Melodic rock/metal for fans of Disturbed, Metallica & Pretty Maids.
* Artwork by Jobert Mello/Sledge Hammer (Sabaton, Primal Fear).
* 3rd album from one of Denmark’s hardest working new bands.

The Copenhagen based hard rock band Statement is a living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. The backbone of their work? Old school Hard Rock songs with a new twist.

Statement recently returned home after a European tour with British metal legends DIAMOND HEAD. “This tour was the first real tour for us and we met new friends and had a good spirit between all four bands. Diamond Head (UK) was the Headliner act, and Gin Annie (UK) Statement (DK) and Blinding Sparks (F) were the three support bands the tour. We have been playing a lot of shows in these last 5 years but never so many in a row, but we are sure that this tour was just the beginning and one out of many more. Tour life is focus on only one thing, and that’s your performance and that is what we are there for”, Niels Alex (Statement).

The first two albums were recorded and mixed by Tue Madsen/ Antfarm Studios (Sick Of It All, Moonspell etc.) The new album “Force Of Life” has been produced and recorded by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio (Glenn Hughes/Mike Tramp/Artillery). “Force of Life” was recorded in Medley Studio in two sessions. The first session was tough and a “feel kinda thing” to see if we should continue the new work with Soren Andersen behind the desk. We quickly found out that our minds melted into one, and it totally changed the sound of Statement to something we never expected”. Jannick Brochdorf (Statement).

On the Diamond Head tour we found ourselves some very good friends in Gin Annie from the UK. They have an album recorded and are doing a release tour in the UK and Statement is invited to play all the shows together with them. We are looking forward to play in UK – it’ll be the first time for us! We’ll be playing 10 shows and we are looking forward to meeting the British audience”, continues Niels Alex (Statement).

More shows are planned for Scandinavia and the rest of Europe this Spring and Summer.

Upcoming shows
Past shows
Sat 29.12-2018 – Amager Bio (supporting PRETTY MAIDS)
7ER Club (DE) 30/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Matrix Rockpalast (DE) 29/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Bambi Galore (DE) 28/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Roxy Concerts (DE) 27/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Podium De Flux (NL) 26/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Little Devil (NL) 25/10-2018 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Banehuset 6/10-2018
Kulisselageret 5/10-2018
NEXT Kbh. 15/9-2018
High Voltage 24/8-2018
Give Festival 4/8-2018
Korsoranerne MC 14/7-2018
Protectio MC 2/6-2018
Buffalo MC 19/5-2018
H9 29/3-2018
Sons of Freedom MC 12/8-2017
Devastators MC d. 5/8-2017
B.A.D Summerparty 6/8 2017
Protectio MC 24/5-2017
Nordic Noise Festival 12/5-2017
Metro Musik 2/4 2017
Kongebryg 1/4 – 2017
High Voltage 9/12-2016
Ørestad Skøjtehal 29/10-2016
Viften 10/9-2016
Morgenhaar MC 9/9-2016
Rock på Kasernen 27/8-2016
Rampelys 26/8-2016
High Voltage (Album Release) 17/6-2016
PH Caféen 6/6-2016 (Supporting DIAMOND HEAD)
Kongebryg 31/10-2015
Viften 3/10-2015
Mosten Racedays Festival 29/8-2015
Bølle Festival 8/8-2015
Posten 31/7-2015
High Voltage 25/7-2015
Rockstage Tongersee Feesten (BG) 24/5-2015
Café Elpee (BG) 23/5-2015
Moonlight Music Hall (BG)22/5-2015
Lygten Station 9/5-2015
Paramount 8/5-2015
Paletten 28/2-2015
Zeppelin Bar 26/2-2015
High Voltage (Album Release) 14/3-2014
Backstage, Aarhus 16/5-2014
Nordic Noise Festival 24/-2014
Amager Bio 6/6-2014 (Supporting TESLA)
Zeppelin Bar 28/6-2014
High Voltage 8/8-2014
Forbrændingen 10/10-2014
High Voltage 20/12-2014
Dæmonens Port 27/12-2013

Κυριακή, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Eat This Rock n Metal Spotify Weekly Playlist (17/2/2019)

The Best New and Classic Rock - Metal Music. Updated Every Week.
New releases from Whitesnake, Tesla, Yngwie Malmsteen, Queensryche, Delain, Avantasia, Lucer,  diamonds from the past like Iron Maiden, Q5, Thin Lizzy, Sinner and others...

Imperial Jade - On The Rise (2019)

Imperial Jade is a rock band born in the Maresme province, in Barcelona in 2012 by five young friends and rock and roll lovers. The band is formed by Francesc López (Drums), Alex Pañero (guitar), Arnau Ventura (voice), Hugo Nubiola (guitar/keyboard), Ricard Turró (bass) and it is characterised by itssound that bring us back to the times where rock music ruled the world: the 70’s. In November 2015 the band released their first record “Please Welcome Imperial Jade” which was acclaimed for the specialized press, setting it on numerous top lists of best releases of the year. Throughout 2016 Imperial Jade toured all through Spain presenting the album by giving numerous gigs booked by themselves, what brought them to open for the Californian band Rival Sons in Barcelona and the Swedish EUROPE in their two concerts given in Madrid and Barcelona among other great bands such as Ten Years After or Michael Monroe. In 2017 the band decides to bet hard on the recording of two new singles in analog tape at Music Lan Studios, then mixed in Nashville, USA by sound engineer John Netti: (Rival Sons, Europe, Black Stone Cherry, Bon Jovi…) and mastered at The Room Studio by Gorka Dresbaj. All through the year, Imperial Jade keeps playing gigs at different venues and appears for the first time live on TV at Los conciertos de Radio 3 of RTVE (Spanish TV channel), also playing in the main stage of Rock Fest BCN sharing stage with bands like Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Airbourne or Alice Cooper, heading numerous small festivals through Spain and playing in renowned festivals such as the Afro-american music festival Enclave de Agua being the first hard-rock proposal of the festival in its ten editions. Currently the band is setting up new material for their upcoming album, that is planned to be released at 2018, and starting up the last stage of their “Please Welcome Tour” on which they will go throughout the country once more.

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Vermillion Heights - Losing Sleep (2019)

With the release of their new single Losing Sleep, Vermillion Heights takes the best parts of a few classic genres and breeds a sound current and familiar, but their own.  Laced with an emotionally charged vocal approach, an edgy chorus, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
“The song is about writing to help with depression, but I think any form of coping mechanism could take the place of writing for other people. It’s about the confusion felt in creating something appealing out of sadness or pain. Taking depression and turning it into something constructive, then using that outlet as a way to assure yourself that you will be okay eventually.” explains songwriter Sam Fassler of the band’s single.
Although the singles do speak volumes for the band, to get a real understanding for where Vermillion Heights is coming from, their previous Self Titled EP release is a necessary listen.
“We released our self titled EP in November of 2018 after being a band for only a few months. Vermillion Heights is still wet behind the ears, but due to playing in previous bands together, we all jive very well. We are hitting it hard from day one and not cutting any corners. Our sound seems to evolve every time we practice. Someone will have an idea for a song that is so wildly different from the last one we wrote, but by the time guitar leads are added and everyone else throws in their ideas, the ‘difference’ of the song stands out but still sounds like a Vermillion Heights song.” says Fassler about the progression of the band’s songwriting.
So where did Vermillion heights get their start? Made up of Sam Fassler, James Dotzler, Cody Blackwood, and Cody Oachs, the lineup consisted of players that met through performing in other bands together. Oachs ended up having instrumentals written for the Self Titled EP and was looking for a vocalist for the project. Recruiting Cody Blackwood to write vocal parts for the songs, everyone realized pretty quickly he was there to stay. Soon enough Blackwood filled the spot as full time vocalist. Once their vocalist was on board, the two Cody’s convinced Sam Fassler to join, and shortly after came James Dotzler on bass.
“Losing Sleep” is a prequel to several more singles set to be released through the first half of 2019 while the band finishes work on their full length album. The band agrees that the song is a testament to where they are at with their sound right now.


Σάββατο, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Mankind's Remedy - Faceless (2018)

Each member of the band has been involved with music from an early age. Once the 3 came together, the chemistry was right and the creativity was instant. Within the first 3 months together, they put together a 12 track album and soon thereafter began working on the next. Both Travyn Hargrave and Mason Dugas are avid songwriter/composers, while Bennett Price hungrily awaits them to feed him the music to bang out the beats.
Their debut album "Faceless" is available through the website mkremedy.com, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify...just type in Mankind's Remedy on your preferred music site and your sure to find them. And if you like this first collection, new material for their 2nd album is underway. Follow us on Facebook and let us know what you think


Pierced - Pierced (2018)

"PIERCED” was formed in August 2017 with former members of NJ bands Division 1.1, Lion-Hearted and Freak of the Day. 
Initially, the band was the brainchild of vocalist Rob Middleton and guitarist John Barone, who began writing music in December 2016. It was the music they always wanted to play - aggressive, groovy metal - blistering vocals and riffs.  The last piece of the puzzle was a punishing rhythm section which they found in Mike Thomas on bass (from a mutual friend), and Joe D’Aqui (Rob found on BandMix). Their first rehearsal/tryout was instant chemistry - they played the first song Rob and John wrote - Warchief. From there, all the music initially written by Rob and John took on a life of it’s own - heavier, challenging and well thought out.
Fast forward to Mid 2018, their DEBUT album was recorded and mixed by the infamous Eric Rachel of Trax East Studios in South River, NJ. It was recorded old school - full takes, no digital wizardry or “corrections", under pressure and with full on aggression!  What you hear on this album is what you will hear live and their live shows are always an event - expect the unexpected. The album release show on Dec 29th was a huge success with excellent turnout and opening acts - truly a night to remember (captured on Facebook). The album is available at CDBabyiTunesApple MusicAmazon, Google Play. Spotify and etc.



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