Παρασκευή 31 Μαρτίου 2017

Dead & Breakfast - Rebirth (2017)

"From hell we come, from a small town in Italy called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the horror in fall of 2007, that the Dead & Breakfast were born. Taking for our name from the title of a Frankenstein Drag Queens' song, or from the title of a horror movie, or whatever you want, we set out to break your bones.
Jack Daniel's drinkers, bass players eaters, we are here to play our fuckin' scary horror punk.
3 Albums, a thousand gigs, doubling the stage up with bands like Raw Power, Warmblood, Gerson and many more, we're ready to shock you and drag you into the worst case scenario you'll ever live, again and again.
That's all. This is us. Fuck you, we're DEAD & BREAKFAST!
Welcome to the Zombie Show..."


Πέμπτη 30 Μαρτίου 2017

Steamroller Assault - Dead Man’s Hand (2017)

After 10 years of record absence Steamroller Assault are coming back with their 3d album
entitled Dead Man’s Hand and will hit the streets by Eat Metal Records in April 2017.
The album has 8 songs in the familiar raw, filthy and obscene attitude of the band.

1. Dead Man’s Hand
2. Evil Is My Middle Name
3. Kill After Kill
4. Midnight Blues
5. You Ain’t So Pretty When I’m Sober
6. When A Girl Loves A Woman
7. Suicide (Wild Machine Cover)
8. Skull Island

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Entasis Studios by Nick Papakostas and his (too numerous to
mention) personnel.
Layout and artwork by Semitone Labs.

Here you can have a glimpse of our new album:


Τετάρτη 29 Μαρτίου 2017

KALEDON - Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness (2017)

After 3 years from the previous release, epic/power metallers Kaledon are back with the bombastic, epic and majestic album 'Carnagus - Emperor of the Darkness'. With a renewed line-up, enhanced by Michele Guaitoli's (Overtures, ex-Future is Tomorrow) powerful vocals and Manuele di Ascenzo's (ex-Secret Rule) amazing drums skills, mastermind Alex Mele (guitars) has finally forged a new chapter of the 'Legend of the Forgotten Reign' saga reaching the perfect mix of modern riffs, classic power metal speeds, epic choirs and epic symphonic arrangements. Together with Paolo Campitelli (keyboards) and the founding members Tommy Nemesio (guitars) and Paolo Lezziroli (bass guitar) Kaledon are back, stronger than ever.
01 Tenebrae Venture Sunt
02 The Beginning Of The Night
03 Eyes Without Life
04 The Evil Witch
05 Dark Reality
06 The Two Bailouts
07 Trapped On The Throne
08 Telepathic Messages
09 Evil Beheaded
10 The End Of The Undead
Running Time: 44'
Mixed and Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios, San Marino
Cover art by Jean Pascal Fournier


Where The Sun Comes Down - Welcome (2017)

Release date: April 21th, 2017

Where The Sun Comes Down it's a new project between Thomas Hand Chaste (Death SS  founding member) And Alex Scardavian (Paul Chain Violet Theatre-Strange Here).As special guest we have Claud Galley (Death SS founding member and Paul Chain V.T.) on Bass.

Where the Sun picks up where Violet Theatre left off, with a distinct and unique Paul Chain sound made even more evident with Galley on bass on two tracks, and an exhumed recording of Gorham's vocals on one of the tracks. This is as close to a new Violet Theatre album that we will ever get.  Thomas Hand Chaste, Alexander Scardavian, Claude Galley, Sanctis Gorham -- it doesn't get any better than this.


Τρίτη 28 Μαρτίου 2017

Misty Gates - Hard/Gart (2017)

A group was founded in 1995(1994...?) in L'viv city: the cultural capitol of Western Ukraine.Oleksandr Melnik(singer) and Andrii Gurniyak "Manuna":guitar)was found a group... Later joined: bass guitarist Mykola Bilozor and drummer Andrii Yanovskiy"Kaban"...to enumerate all collectives in which, these musicians participated, there simply is not sense. It is enough to remember L`viv city bands:"Second Quarantine", "999", "Lazareth","+GG+" "Drugline" and "Inward Path":.http://www.gepr.net/i.html#INWARDPATH
However ..after a few rehearsals of Misty Gates divided on the different L`viv bands..up to 2002 years.

Place after drums in this incarnation of Misty Gates was taken the by Illya Lypnitskiy
Thus - will remember ...the First real shot of Misty Gates took place in April, 2002, in "Granny" club(L`viv city, Railpalace squear..)....Band prepare for the set....Prevous band drummer - whether that "Oratanya" whether "Verkhovna zrada" - kicks in a cimbal - a bar wth cimbal falls - and, like an axe - will cut in a power cable - a right portal burns out.but But "Misty Gates" by chance grabbed with itself tube power amplifier...And show will begin. And it was a great!


Κυριακή 26 Μαρτίου 2017

Disconnected Genius - Nirvikalpa Meow (2017)

Disconnected Genius is an eclectic 3 piece Punk Rock band who generally utilize a Loud Chorus / Soft Verse dynamic, whilst going down melancholic piano alleys almost as often as delving into punk rock slices of pi.
Disconnected Genius' eagerly unanticipated 2nd LP Nirvikalpa Meow will be out later this year.

| Nirvikalpa Meow Tracklisting |
1.  About Nothing         
2.  It's A Curse I'm A Saint     
3.  Vertruvian Men          
4.  Just Stay Don't Go        
5.  We're All Watching Everything  
6.  Kings & Queens     
7.  One Fine Day         
8.  Quietly Into The Night     
9.  The Little Don         
10. The Diamonds In The Poor     
11. Arkane Bliss    


Σάββατο 25 Μαρτίου 2017

Off Orbit - Plug n Play (EP)

Off Orbit is a rock n roll band that mixes Blues, Jazz and Psychedelic sounds to create something that sounds familiar and new at the same time. The band has been active since 2012, this will be the bands fourth release. The brain child of brother Marcos and Mo Jimenez, Off Orbit is a band that prides itself in their live sound. This is why the band has chosen to record this EP live in studio. Experience the live sound of Off Orbit with their latest release titled "Plug n Play" Ep, recorded live in studio in Miami. "Lil B" is the first single and it features bluesy grooves, soulful vocals and melodic guitars and keys. The song is about the monotony of the every day worker and the futility of being a dreamless person. The song features bluesy grooves, soulful vocals and melodic instrumentation.


Παρασκευή 24 Μαρτίου 2017

Craving Angel - Redemption (2017)

Release date: April 21th, 2017

Craving Angel was formed in 1984 By Scott Nelson aka Scott T. Schleen (Guitar), Joey Zimilich aka Joey Layte (bass) and Phill Coffman (Drums). The goal was to entertain with high energy cover tunes (AC/DC, Led Zep, UFO, etc) as well as establish original compositions. Craving Angel played the Minneapolis/St. Paul club circuit for six months with a female singer. To my knowledge she was terminated for reasons I cannot describe here. They continued to play for a couple years as a three piece and then I (Buddy Hughes) came along to fill the lead singer spot.

I immediately got us in the studio and produced our first demo with songs from the first CA CD with songs like Match the Power and Dark Horse. We continued to play and recorded a second demo and produced a video for the anthem Lust for Lust. What a great era in music. With the demo and video in hand, we headed west to LA. In 1988-1994, we played and ROCKED the sunset strip. The scene was great. Imagine a kaleidoscope of all the colors shapes and sizes of flyers from bands everywhere. From the whiskey a g0-g0 to Gazzarri’s the streets were paved with them and people everywhere and ready to party.

Party we did. Playing clubs like the aforementioned along with The Troubadour, The Roxy, Filthy McNasty’s (FM Station), Metal House and on and on. It was probably the best time of my life and the other’s as we lived, breathed and played music. We did a lot of recording Scott and I. At one point changing the name to Straight Jacket after a falling out with the rhythm section.

We received great reviews in Music Connection and we were offered contracts. Capital records, Geffen loved the Tune Craving Angel as I entertained and talked with them trying to get a deal.  between the sex, drugs and music at one point firing a bass player because he wouldn’t sign the deal with Statue Records. Scott and I parted for a while. I headed back to Minneapolis to connect with family and the music scene back home.

Eventually Scott did the same thing. I compiled The music we recorded during 1986-1994 and secured a distribution deal with Minotauro Records. They were looking to re-release the” Dungeon Fortress of Rock” record. I couldn’t secure it with the members of Dungeon so Scott and I worked on the material for Craving Angel and was released in 2014. It is great working with Glenn and Marko, much thanks you fucking ROCK!!!! The album is still selling and getting great reviews and you can get it just about anywhere. Minotauro wanted another album. I met with Scott again and hooked up with Erick Wright. Erick is a great musician and friend and just happened to have a studio using a Windows based app called Reaper. Unfortunately, when Scott was doing some plumbing work he smashed his guitar finger. It never healed right and he had to have surgery. Between that and his family and work obligations we never got it together.

Timing, timing, timing. Insert Jimmy Cassidy (Guitar). Jimmy and I had worked together in a band called Ripface. We connected again and this man is a writing machine. Bringing to my attention that he had a few albums of material. We wasted no time. We had tried out a few drummers. We worked with one guy and he never showed up to record. His mother was always sick and he needed to drive her to the Dr. coincidentally every time there was a session booked.

WOW, Jimmy knows how to play drums to!!!! Jimmy already had the tunes with the guitars, bass recorded. We dumped them on Erick’s computer and began the recording process.  Jimmy and I worked on the lyric’s and melody’s over the summer and came up with some killer tunes that I hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

We worked with Erick as he did the production and as we watched Jimmy playing the drums asking him, why didn’t you tell us three months ago that you could play drums! Fucking hilarious.

This was a blast to make and Jimmy, Erick and I will remember the summer of 2016 and how cold it is now January 2017 as I am going tonight to master this CD.
I (Buddy Hughes) am the only original member from the inception of Craving Angel. Working with some of the best people and friends a guy could ask for. Maybe in the future and who knows, maybe all the original members can get together and love, laugh and create another Craving Angel release.
Buddy Hughes (ou81hughes@msn.com)

Alastor - Black Magic (2017)

Release: 24 March 2017

Twin Earth Records is pleased to announce that they will release "Black Magic" the debut  EP by Swedish doom merchants ALASTOR. The band are cryptic about their background and have revealed little info about who they are, preferring only to state "DIE IN FIRE!"

You can stream the title track from the EP here:https://alastordoom.bandcamp.com/releases

A trailer for the album is available to view at this location: https://www.facebook.com/twinearthrecords/videos/1248073945280216/

Band members

H - guitar
J - guitar
R - bass/vocals
S - drums

Πέμπτη 23 Μαρτίου 2017

Riksha - Five Stages of Numb (2017)

 Release: 13 March 2017

Salt Lake City’s RIKSHA have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Five Stages Of Numb’ was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster.

‘Five Stages of Numb’ will be available worldwide on May 12th, 2017. The band has released a computer animated music video for the title-track “Five Stages of Numb” produced by Vladyslav Tsarenko which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/g3Vyz8OkTEE

Riksha’s sound is affectionately known as “throg”, a mixture of “thrash” and “progressive”. The band can best be compared to groove metal and nu metal bands such as Mudvayne, Tool, Pantera, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, Nothingface, and American Head Charge.

Riksha frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”
Riksha have released 2 previous studio albums recorded by Bruce Kirby at Boho Digitalia Studios - ‘Dream Drops Red’ released through Dark Harvest Records and the independently released ‘Night Begins’. Riksha burned up the underground metal scene in 2012, winning Project Independent’s “Industry Panel Favorite” voted on by a panel of producers, A&R reps, and record company owners. Since then, the band has purchased a 1973 Eagle Tour Bus and has hit the road throughout the US. Riksha is currently making plans to tour the U.S. in support of their upcoming release.

Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh states, “Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can't wait to see what comes next!”

Riksha takes four guys and squeezes out as much sound and energy as possible. With a combination of both melodic and in your face vocal and guitar styles, Riksha hammers away with a musical montage of aggression, power, and strength to create a new and bold sound.
Riksha is:

Vocals: Palmer
Guitar: Cody Hess
Bass Guitar: Kevin Bronson
Drums: Christian ‘Tron’ McCutchan
‘Five Stages of Numb’ tracklist:

1 - Departure Eminent
2 - Five Stages of Numb
3 - Shovel It
4 - Skeleton Rain Dance
5 - Kicking My Way Through September
6 - Banging Danger
7 - Insight Bleeds


Τετάρτη 22 Μαρτίου 2017

Resurrect The Machine - Uncover The Truth (2017)

Release date: April 21th, 2017

Featuring lead vocalist Dean Ortega (Interscope Records, RCA Victor, protégé of  Jimmy Iovine,  Tim Palmer,  Peter Frampton) newcomer virtuoso guitarist Andrré Makina,  Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas (Roswell Six, Amarans Plight,)  on bass. Combining complex arrangements and blistering melodic guitar their music is indisputable unassailable pure passion.

RESURRET THE MACHINE are less a band - and more of an experience.
Meticulously developing and an intense musical combined force made to spew thunderous rhythms and syncopated high energy .

Resurrect The Machine  new CD UNCOVER THE TRUTH is on a mission to revitalize "Rock" music with a thunderous rhythm section comprised of Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas on bass, combined with the blistering melodic guitar work of Andre Makina and the powerful lyrics and vocals styles of Dean Ortega this combination creates a unique and exhilarating cocktail. RTM appeals to rock neophytes and to those who never before called themselves rockers. Prepare yourself RTM will grab your soul and takes you for a ride.

As the lyrics from their self titled track declares, "Music is what fuels the fire" and no words could better describe this bands philosophy. Every member is a passionate artist that brings something unique to the mix, these brothers-in-arms combine all their creativity and experience to create an intense harmonic convergence.

Join this band on their journey as they Resurrect the Machine.


Δευτέρα 20 Μαρτίου 2017

EVYLTYDE - Rising (2017)

EVYLTYDE have announced the release date of their forthcoming album ‘Rising’ as Monday 27th March 2017. ‘Rising’ will be available from all major digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify from this date, with the CD version available soon after. Pre-orders of the album are available from http://www.evyltyde.com

Artwork for the album was designed by Bristol artist Lewis Moorhead and features an alien-type humanoid rising from up from the earth.

‘Rising’ includes ten new tracks, including ‘Monster’, a song that many may be familiar with from the bands live shows. The CD version also includes ‘Bullet In The Head’, EVYLTYDE’s most recent single as a bonus track.

TRACK LIST (Digital Release) :
  1. Monster
  2. Eye For An Eye
  3. Dark Within
  4. Medicated Generation
  5. Forever
  6. No Violet
  7. Edge Of The World
  8. What You Believe
  9. Tomorrow May Not Come
  10. Hand Of Fate


UFORIA - Fight or Flight (EP 2017)

UFORIA has been a force in the GTA and southern Ontario over the years. Their third EP was released during July of last year and was produced plus co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella. The title track has been a common sound being played regularly at the Rogers Centre during the Blue Jays games throughout the 2016 season.

“Steve has had a massive influence on myself and Uforia,” says Ursini. “He worked his butt off to make each song reach its maximum potential. I’ve learned more about songwriting and recording in the last year than ever before because of his talent and energy.”

The aggressive and riff-laden title track, which is also the lead single is about the struggle of making difficult decisions. “It was originally conceived after Adam Adam Brik, our lead guitarist hit a tree and dislocated his thumb in a snowboarding fall,” explains Ursini. “He was in so much pain and didn’t feel he could wait to be rescued. In that moment he made the choice to get himself down the mountain and seek the medical attention he needed.”
Music Video - Fight or Flight (directed by Finger Eleven guitarist James Black) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTPdWn8-XQg 

The EP continues with “Radiation”, a warning that ecological change is inevitable and we must embrace it and evolve in order to survive. “Wake Me” is about the struggle to wake up and escape the darkness of a dream world, while “Overthrow” encourages listeners to be patient and to take control of their own destiny when the moment is right. The EP closer “Is Anybody Living” is a track about facing your fears, particularly the fear of change.

Uforia’s previous releases include the debut EP Imagining (2012) and the fan-funded follow-up Transmutation (2015). The band has won a number of contests including the Hard Rock Rising Canada contest (2013), the opportunity to open for hometown heroes Billy Talent (2014) and the Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act contest (2016). “Fight or Flight” ranked #4 on the best songs of 2016 at CJIM Montreal’s Rock Station and 91X in Belleville. Oshawa’s 94.9 The Rock FM featured Fight or Flight (EP) on the Best of Generation Next 2016.

UFORIA first began as a solo project by front man Michael Ursini (Singer/Songwriter/Rhythm Guitar), which over the years has morphed into a talented four-piece of hard rock that has released three EPs since 2012. Influenced by bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Finger Eleven and Our Lady Peace, among others, the group also consists of Adam Brik (Lead Guitar), Daniel Salij (Bass) and Dylan Piercey (Drums).

EP Stream - https://soundcloud.com/uforiaband/sets/uforia-breakout-tracks

1. Fight or Flight (3.44)
2. Radiation (3:07)
3. Wake Me (3:38)
4. Overthrow (4:15)
5. Is Anybody Living? (4:49)
EP Length: 19:35

For more info:

Κυριακή 19 Μαρτίου 2017

Kings Of Broadway - Kings Of Broadway (2017)

Release: 28 April 2017
KINGS OF BROADWAYwere originally formed in 2011 when guitarist  Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands likeSecret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell)  started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.


After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and JJ Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!

After trying out some different options, JJ suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that give its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!

This was 2012 - and the band then really started!From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!

Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s self-titled debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017 which also includes an amazing Rock version of One Republic's smash hit "Counting Stars"!

Line-up:Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, JJ Andreaone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums


AVELION - Illusion of Transparency (2017)

Release date: April 07, 2017

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

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


Σάββατο 18 Μαρτίου 2017

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

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


Viana - Viana (2017)

 Release: March 24th, 2017

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


Παρασκευή 17 Μαρτίου 2017

Follow No One - Guardian Angel (Single 2017)

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

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

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

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/follownoone

Τετάρτη 15 Μαρτίου 2017

Morass of Molasses - These Paths We Tread (2017)

Release: 19 May 2017

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

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

Track Listing:

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

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

Find more details about Morass Of Molasses here:

The Riven - Blackbird (2017)

Release: 14 April 2017

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

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

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

Τρίτη 14 Μαρτίου 2017

Space Witch - Arcanum (2017)

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

Badass - More Pain, More Gain (2017)

Release: 15 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Δευτέρα 13 Μαρτίου 2017

Return To Void - Return To Void (2017)

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

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

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

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



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