Πέμπτη 31 Αυγούστου 2017

The Western Sons

The Western Sons, formed with Kerouac’s words in mind, is a total DIY Rock n’ Roll outfit from Nashville, TN. A commitment to creating everything at Beatnick Sound, the brainchild of drummer Nick Benik, is the seam that sews each song. Their music has been described as somewhere between pop-rock that your Dad would approve of, and Dad-rock that your sister would groove to. The Western Sons is Tyler Cohenour, Garrett Carr, Blake Rigdon, and Nick Benik.


Πέμπτη 24 Αυγούστου 2017

Across The Board - Are You Really Here (Video)

Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock/Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 160 Youtube videos, debut album and an upcoming EP, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock 'n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs. Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, “Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album “Jane On Fire” last spring. A collection of rootsy rock and pop-rock beats, “Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single “Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop/rock as well as winning them an Akademia Music Award for best pop/rock/Americana song in 2016.

ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, and travelled across Canada as part of the “Artist On Board” with Via Rail this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Watch Across The Board's brand new video, "Are You Really Here" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TV9kGJnoF4

produced by MC2 Music Media
Directors: Darnell Koch Toth & Matthew Makarenko
Copyright Jacqueline Auguste
Label: Star One Records
Artist: Across The Board
Title: Are You Really Here


Members: Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys. Paul Nanuwa, drummer and co-writer, sings, plays bass and keys and composes. Bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances. And finally, Damien, the newest addition to the group, plays lead guitar and sings—coming from a jazz and gospel background.

Youtube: http://youtube.com/atbmusiccanada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acrosstheboardproductions
Twitter: @ATBmusicCanada https://twitter.com/ATBmusicCanada
Official Website: http://acrosstheboardmusic.ca

Τρίτη 22 Αυγούστου 2017

Voodoma - Gotland (2017)

Release: 22 September 2017

VOODOMA are a Dark Rock  band with Gothic and Metal influences from Düsseldorf, Germany. To date, the band has released two regular albums and some self-produced records. In addtion, the group also has played numerous gigs, including major festivals such as  "Wacken Open Air", "Ragnaröck Festival" and  "Castle Rock".

Three years after the release of the “Secret Circle” CD, the new album “Gotland” will now hit the stores on September 22nd, 2017 via Pride & Joy Music. The band’s sound still can be described as melodic, catchy Dark Rock which offers a wide range of elements and songs which will appeal to Gothic and Metal fans alike.

Once again, VOODOMA have invited a couple of guest musicians including  Maike Flüshöh (Mayze), Ollie Bölke (Seelensturm), and Bernemann from the German Thrash Metal legend Sodom. The release stands up with a powerful sound – also due the amazing mastering by multi-platinum award-winning  mastering studio Monoposto.


Discography: 2017-Gotland, 2014-Secret Circle, 2012-Bridges to Disturbia

Line-up: Michael Thionville – Vocals, Mikk Hollenberg – Guitars, Keys, Pierre Liffers – Bass, Wolle Haitz – Drums


Live: Live: 04.08.17 D-Dormagen, Freilichtbühne Zons (Rock N Roll Slam), 30.09.17 D-Essen, Ground Zero, 09.12.17 D-Neuss, Schwarze Nacht

Δευτέρα 21 Αυγούστου 2017

Devilfire - Dark Manoeuvres (2017)

It’s said that some of the greatest bands of our time have been forged on the road, Devilfire is no exception…

Following 10 days of gigging to 2000 capacity sold out venues as special guests to former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, DEVILFIRE have forged a fiery path into the European Rock N' Roll road. Returning to the UK to a sold out festival crowd at Hard Rock Hell AOR 2017 was the icing on the cake, and the Birmingham based melodic hard rock outfit are ready to conquer the world with their debut album 'DARK MANOEUVRES' this October.
Mixed by acclaimed producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine) and co-produced by Romesh and Devilfire frontman Alex Cooper (Shy, Quireboys Spike, Ginger) at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff, 'Dark Manoeuvres' is a mammoth 13-track album. Calling on varied influences with a darker melodic sound, this hook laden, riff filled collection of music has been carefully crafted with passion. 'Dark Manouevres' is set to push rock's boundaries with its honest British roots.
“I try to put my heart on the page, be as open and honest as its all I know", says Cooper, "Dark Manoeuvres is a therapy for me. As an artist all you can do is try to put the listener into your shoes. I feel that is the greatest power of music. It's always what I’ve loved when listening to any music that I emotionally connect with. With this debut album we've taken our time to curate the best possible music we can at this stage, and I honestly believe we've accomplished what we set out to do."

'Dark Manoeuvres' is such an accomplished debut album, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was Devilfire's third, not first full length studio release. From the opening foot stomper 'Ready For War', to the true immediacy of singles 'Waiting For A Rockstar', 'She's Always On The Run', to the swing of 'Tear Me Apart',  and passion of closing track 'Somehow', this new album wears its hooks loud n' proud, whilst easily stamping Devilfire's own take on modern rock music.

“The songs on this record are just so good", agrees Romesh Dodangoda, "Devilfire are definitely a band for the future."
Devilfire live:

26th Aug - BIRMINGHAM - o2 Academy (Headline Show)
2nd Sept - SHEFFIELD - o2 Academy HRH Sleaze

More dates to be announced.

Devilfire's debut album 'Dark Manoeuvres' is out 6th October.


1. Ready For War?
2. She's Like Fire
3. (In And Out Of Love) All Of The Time
4. Waiting For A Rockstar
5. Lay It On The Line
6. Kill Your Love
7. Tear Me Apart
8. God Give Me Vengeance
9. Devil In Your Eyes
10. (You Gotta) Revolution
11. She's Always On The Run
12. A Thousand Times
13. Somehow

Devilfire is:

Vocals - Alex Cooper
Guitars - Baz Blackett
Guitars - Richard Bloomer-Davies
Bass - Davey Bennett
Drums - Lars Wickett
Devilfire Links:

WEBSITE – www.devilfire.co.uk
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/devilfireofficial
INSTAGRAM – @devilfireofficial
TWITTER - www.twitter.com/devilfirerock

Dark Avenger - The Beloved Bones: Hell (2017)

Release: 1 September 2017 

Brazilian prog/power metallers DARK AVENGER are back with an outstanding new album, "THE BELOVED BONES: HELL"!
It is a eleven mental stages someone probably might be through, when living a constant uncomfortable situation ("Hell is repetition") among many others which we inadvertently allow to come into our lives.

"THE BELOVED BONES: HELL" was produced, recorded and mixed by the guitarist Glauber Oliveira and mastered by the renowned Tony Lindgren at Fascination Studios in Sweden.

THE BELOVED BONES is a two-chapter play: “HELL” and “DIVINE” and the first part “HELL” talks about eleven mental stages someone probably might be through when living a constant uncomfortable situation (“Hell is repetition”) as for example, a loveless marriage, a severe disease, an unwanted job, financial difficulties, alcoholism, drug abuse, a sex harassment, among many others which we inadvertently allow to come into our lives.

The cover illustration was created by the french artist Bernard Bittler and follows the mental phases and feelings outpouring described in the first part of the play: Unconsciousness – Denial – Fugue – Victimization – Despair – Craving – Reflection – Balance – Courage - Decision - Freedom”.
The new chapter is set to be released on September 1, 2017 in Europe via Rockshots Records on all the major record and digital stores and will inevitably leave the mark!

PRE ORDERS: http://darkavenger.bigcartel.com/
  • The band played throughout Brazil, including some major local festivals.
  • The previous albums got many awards such as “best album of the year” or “best vocalist” .           
  • “The Beloved Bones: Hell” marks the band’s 24th anniversary
  • “The Beloved Bones” saga is a two chapter play: “Hell” and “Divine”
  • Mastered at Fascination Studios by Tony Lindgren
  • For fans of: Symphony X, Adagio, Rhapsody
  • Dark Avenger  on Facebook www.facebook.com/darkavengerofficial
  • Rockshots Records website www.rockshots.eu

1 - The Beloved Bones
2 - Smile Back To Me
3 - King For A Moment
4 - This Loathsome Carcass
5 - Parasite
6 - Breaking Up Again
7 - Empowerment
8 - Nihil Mind
9 - Purple Letter
10 - Sola Mors Liberat
11 - When Shadow Falls

Mario Linhares: Vocals
Glauber Oliveira & Hugo Santiago: Guitars
Gustavo Magalhães: Bass Guitar
Brendon Hoffmann: Drums

Κυριακή 20 Αυγούστου 2017

On Top - Top Dollar (EP 2017)

Release: 18 August 2017

Philly hard rockers On Top make a triumphant return to Horror Pain Gore Death with the new EP Top Dollar!

On Top welcome brand new guitar whiz kid Ric Haas (Mach22) to the fold alongside of long standing members Jaron Gulino on vocals/bass and Danny Piselli on drums. On Top are back to their roots showcasing faster tempos, heavier riffs and bigger hooks than ever before.

Top Dollar features a raw, edgier sound that was recorded by Joe DeLuca at Why Me Recording in Gibbsboro, NJ, and was mixed/mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier at CM21 Productions.

A must have release for fans of Accept, Dio, Dokken, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, LA Guns, Loudness, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Obsession, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche, Ratt, Van Halen and W.A.S.P.

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Top Dollar on August 18 on CD and digital formats.


Motograter - Desolation (2017)

The highly anticipated sophomore album from Motograter entitled 'Desolation' is out today, Friday, August 11th, 2017 via EMP Label Group. The band recently released the single "Dorian" which has been continuously moving up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, reaching #24 this week.

Guitarist Matthew "Nuke" Nunes states: "We are all really fucking proud of this new material. Proud and grateful for the opportunity to finally see the second official MOTOGRATER record come to light!"

'Desolation' was produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).

The band is set to embark on a massive U.S. tour this fall ‘THE DESOLATION TOUR’ in support of their latest release:

9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick

9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red

9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck

9/30 El Paso TX Rock House

10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center

10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage

10/3 Fort Worth TX The Rail Club

10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall

10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock

10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage

10/7 Houston TX BFE

10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall

10/9 Marietta GA Swayze's

10/10 Panama City FL The Dungeon Tavern

10/11 Tampa FL The Orpheum

10/12 Margate FL O'Malley's

10/13 Winter Park FL The Haven

10/14 Jacksonville FL Nighthawks

10/15 Fayetteville NC The Drunk Horse

10/16 Spartanburg SC Ground Zero

10/17 Murfeesboro NC Zakk's Coffeehouse

10/18 Sevierville TN Club 1341

10/19 Richmond VA Canal Club

10/20 Halthorpe MD Fish Head Cantina

10/21 Clifton NJ Dingbatz

10/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon

10/23 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall

10/24 Providence RI Firehouse 13

10/25 Reading PA Reverb

10/26 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place

10/27 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon

10/28 Camp Hill PA The Underground

10/29 Lansing MI The Loft

10/30 Louisville KY Trixie's Entertainment Complex

10/31 Toledo OH Frankie's

11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge

11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory

11/3 Racine WI Route 20

11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon

11/5 St Louis MO Firebird

11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots

11/7 Sioux Falls SD Big's

11/8 Minneapolis MN Whiskey Junction

11/9 Ringle WI Q&Z Expo Center

11/10 Omaha NE The Drinkery

11/11 Merriam KS Aftershock

11/12 Denver CO Herman's Hideaway

11/15 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar

11/16 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room

11/17 Pomona CA Characters

11/18 Santa Ana CA Malone's

'Desolation' is available in select stores, online, and at www.empmerch.com

‘Desolation’ Tracklist:

1. Parasite

2. Dorian

3. Victim

4. Paragon

5. Bleeding Through

6. Misanthropical

7. Daggers

8. Portrait of Decay

9. Locust

10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)

11. Shadows

Motograter is:

James Legion – Vocals

Matthew "Nuke" Nunes – Guitar

Jesse Stamper – Guitar

Mylon Guy – Bass

Noah "Shark" Robertson – Drums

Dustin "Skunk" Anderson – Motograter

Σάββατο 19 Αυγούστου 2017

Klogr - Keystone (2017)

On October 6th 2017, KLOGR will release their new album Keystone.

Despite all the prejudices around the alternative metal world, KLOGR are the perfect example of a band that always knew how to conquer and make its crowd faithful. With the upcoming full-length,Keystone, the band lives up to its name and comes back on the scene with an impeccable album.

Following the last album Black Snow, Klogr take forward their ideals, giving voice to social and environmental themes: Man proclaimed himself the Keystoneof our system but he is just a guest, a not-essential animal. Without a lot of underestimated living beings, like bees, the cycle of nature would suffer serious damages. The earth without human beings could exist, human beings without the earth, cannot” comments Rusty, the mastermind of the band.

An anthropocentric world, permeated by an individual ego, perfectly represented in the tracks Pride Before The FallandDark Tides, dedicated to the Sea Shepherd friends:
Dark Tides talks about the underestimated problem of the destruction of the ocean ecosystem due to the uncontrolled exploitation of the resources and the killing of all the natural inhabitants. I shudder when I think of the vastness of the ocean and what man has done in the past ten years, emptying it from almost every living beingsays Rusty.

After the joining of guitarist Pietro Quilichini in 2014 and the release in 2015 of Make Your StandEP, things have changed radically. Pietro’s arrival brought new energy to the project and also an important synergy between him and Rusty. This balance is perceived in the twelve album tracks in an alternation of heavy riffs and more melodic and introspective openings.

The song Drag Your Back” sees the two band members sharing a difficult moment of their lives, exorcising it together through music: For a man, one of the most difficult things is to accept death, but when it comes in early age is worst. Exorcising these things through music is a cure. even if it is not a definitive solution” said Rusty.

For Keystone, KLOGR decided to rely on the musical expertise of David Bottril (Peter Gabriel, Kid Rock, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool), experimenting with solutions never explored before, that gave the album a simply unique taste.
We decided to work with a producer like David  to reach a turning point in our discography” comments Rusty, David brought something that was missing in the band, an outside view focused on music and not on what is trendyWe entered the studio with him for a month, we worked 14 hours everyday, but with a super passion! We couldnt be more proud of what we have achieved.

From their formation in 2011, KLOGR have conquered international stages supporting bands like Prong and Limp Bizkit. In 2014 the band released a video that shows its intense live experience and condenses the shootings of 23 different shows in just 4 minutes. Klogr are ready to fire up European stages again in fall 2017, as opening act for THE RASMUS.

Sinicle - Angels & Demons (2017)

Release: 22 September 2017

Los Angeles power trio SINICLE combine the groove of Heavy Metal, the angst of Rock and the soul of Blues, setting them in a world of their own. This is well showcased on new album Angels & Demons, set to be released September 22, 2017. The sound of the album reflects the title as it takes you through soft melodic sounds into harsh brutality. Angels & Demons was produced, mixed and recorded by front man Drew Zaragoza and Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, CA.

Pre-order: https://sinicle.bandcamp.com/album/angels-demons

In 2016 SINICLE opened Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and toured the West Coast constantly. Their last release Still In Mind garnered prominent success, including multiple tours, press coverage, festivals and shows with artists such as Exodus, Ghoul, Allegaeon, Revocation, Rex Brown and many more.

The band was formed by Drew Zaragoza and Justin Miller in Reno, NV and then relocated to Hollywood to attend Musicians Institute where they found Colombian drummer Diego Patino.

“Their Music is a bit of a gateway drug comprised of equal parts catchy riffage, congenial melodies and ardent vocals” – Brendan Biryla, Hollywood Metal

“Sinicle has a deep desire to rock you the rick way : with energy, style and commitment to mastering their stage and sound craft. Some of the hardest working, coolest guys on the indie scene...” – Reno Tahoe Tonight


Vocals / Guitar - Drew Zaragoza, Vocals / Bass - Justin Miller, Drums - Diego Patino

Track List

  2. Damnation
  3. Death Coast
  4. Angels & Demons
  5. Miller Time
  6. Rabbit Hole
  7. Baltimore
  8. Esoteric
  9. Broken Silence
  10. Free Like Me
  11. Operations Activate



Παρασκευή 18 Αυγούστου 2017

Honeymoon Disease - Part Human, Mostly Beast (2017)

Release: 27 October 2017
Honeymoon Disease will unleash their new album Part Human, Mostly Beast  on the 27th of October via The Sign Records. The Swedish rock quartet’s second album is filled with high voltage pulse, colorful sounds and lots of groovy soul. Well acclaimed for their intense and hienergytic stage performances the band have been one of the raising stars on the European rock stages, something the band have brought into the studio and recording the album live. Honeymoon Disease have worked with producer Ola Ersfjord (Imperial State Electric, Primordial, Tribulation, Dead Lord) since the recording of their last album The Transcendence (Napalm Records), something that led up to a recording session with better crafted songs, a more luxurious production and a lot of focus on the vocal arrangements.

During the pre-production, the band and producer Ola Ersfjord found a mutual interest in old soul records. This interest paved the way for a recording session with a focus on strong vocal arrangements with more chorus and soul.  
The band released the album's first single "Electric Eel" in the spring. You can watch the video for the song here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scuE_HiISCQ

1 - Doin' it Again
2 - Only Thing Alive
3 - Tail Twister
4 - Rymdvals
5 - Needle In Your Eye
6 - Fly Bird, Fly High
7 - Calling You
8 - Four Stroke Woman
9 - Night By Night
10 - It's Alright
11 - Coal Burnin'
12 - Electric Eel

Hällas - Excerpts From The Future Past (2017)

Release: 13 October 2017
Swedish progressive hard rock/metal band band Hällas will release their debut full-length album Excerpts From a Future Past on the 13th of October via The Sign Records. The Swedish quintet has adopted the progressive sound from their EP and taken it a step further, calling their genre “adventure rock”. Excerpts From A Future Past is a concept album that contains seven storytelling tracks about seers, a knight on a quest for answers and the fall of a once great city. 
The album was produced and mastered by the band’s organist Nicklas Malmqvist at Treasure Sound Studio. “While we as a band adopt a “more-is-more” approach to the songwriting, the focus of the production was to bring forth the ambiance of the story the album is telling, put into words by the unique vocals says Nicklas. The essence of the music is captured and illustrated by Nightjar Illustrations as seen on the front cover. 
Track list:
1. The Astral Seer
2. Repentance 
3. Nebulon’s Tower
4. The Golden City of Semyra
5. Star Rider
6. Shadow of the Templar
7. Illusion Sky 
Hällas are:
Tommy Alexandersson: Bass and vocals
Alexander Moraitis: Guitars
Nicklas Malmqvist: Organs and synthesizers
Marcus Petersson: Guitars
Kasper Eriksson: Drums 

Πέμπτη 17 Αυγούστου 2017

Grande Royale - Breaking News (2017)

Release: 25 August 2017
Grande Royale is back with their third album ”Breaking News” which is set for release on the 25th of August via The Sign Records. The album is ten tracks of high energy rock that was recorded and produced by Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric). Packed with powerful riffs, each song is held together by sing a long friendly pop hooks and an overload of melodies.
Vocalist Hampus Steenberg commented: "During our time with Nicke he always told us that every song needs a 'hook'. Something that you will remember after hearing the song just once, and I really think we managed to find that hook while writing these songs. They stick in your head , even if you like ’em or not”
Arriving in the studio, Grande Royale noticed that Nicke Andersson was going through a Lynyrd Skynyrd obsessive period, an interest and obsession that the band shared. The entire recording period was heavily influenced by Lynyrd Skynyrd and updates the band's sound to lean more towards a timeless southern rock sound. Breaking News” is all about radio friendly feel good rock n roll anthems. If you have any love lost for The Hellacopters this might very well be your next fix. 

Toxik - Breaking Class (EP 2017)

Toxik is an American thrash metal band hailing from New York. Initially active from 1985 -92, the band announced in 2013 that they'd reformed for both touring and recording. They released two now-classic albums, World Circus (1987) and Think This (1989) on RoadRacer, (now known as Roadrunner Records). Both received heavy praise by fans and critics alike and are considered Thrashterpieces of the genre. Toxik completed several tours, sharing stages with bands like King Diamond, Testament, Dream Theater, Exodus, Pantera, Candlemass and many more, with a notable performance at the historic Dynamo Open Air Festival (in 1988). This performance was released on DVD in 2007, along with remastered versions of World Circus and Think This. The band released a second live DVD in 2010 entitled Think Again, which contained never-before-seen club and theater footage, interviews, and more. In 2014 - 2015, attendance was strong throughout Europe and South America as the band toured for the first time in over a decade, proving their longtime fan base had not only stayed loyal but had grown over the years. 
A pioneering force in the genre, the band is ready to bring their sound to a whole new generation of metal fans.  Toxik Is releasing a 3-song EP Entitled "Breaking Class" on August 4th 2017 and plans to release their third full length LP by the end of 2017. "We've got the right combination of players for the record now" says Josh Christian, the band's founder. 2015's South American headline tour saw the addition of James D'Maria of Generation Kill, replacing Jason Bittner behind the kit. "James is an incredible drummer...he couldn't be a better fit," says Josh.  After returning from South America, original vocalist Mike Sanders decided he no longer wanted to tour, making way for the return of blogosphere favorite, Charles Sabin (from the band's second album, Think This). “Josh and I have stayed in contact over the years, sharing projects and bouncing ideas off each other. There's a visceral connection when we're in the studio and the new material reflects that," Says Sabin. The latest member to join  is Shane Boulos on bass. Shane’s background is in the heart of the NY/NJ hardcore and metal scenes, playing in bands like Sicks Deep, Slam One Down and Swear On Your Life. "Shane's right and left hand techniques are a perfect complement to our riff structure, bringing a fullness to the bottom end while maintaining the lockstep rhythms with James.”
2017 is shaping up to be a breakout year for Toxik, with a new lineup, record, and European tour (including a return to the Dynamo Open Air Festival).  Josh Christian is pleased with the developments.  “We're tighter than ever and I think we're going to surprise people with the direction and intensity featured by the new line-up," he says. 
Thrash band TOXIK returns with their new EP Breaking Class. The EP is three tracks of classic thrash/metal that is highly recommended for old school metalheads.

Breaking Class will be released on August 4th 2017.


Sep 09 Fall Of Summer Torcy, France
Sep 10 Little Devil Tilburg, Netherlands
Sep 13 Viper Room Wien, Austria
Sep 15 PMK Innsbruck, Austria
Sep 16 Storm Crusher Festival Puchersreuth, Germany

Τετάρτη 16 Αυγούστου 2017

Empire - The Raven Ride (Re-issue 2017)

Release: 18 August 2017

EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.

The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).

Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.

Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own  Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers. 

In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.

In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “The Raven Ride” which will be released on August 15th, 2017 with one bonus track.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/rolf.munkes

Line-up: Tony Martin (Vocals, ex Black Sabbath), Rolf Munkes (Guitars, Crematory, ex-Razorback), Neil Murray (Bass, ex-Whitesnake u.v.m.), André Hilgers (Drums, Axxis, ex-Rage)

Remember the Monsters

Blending the wide range and dynamic sounds of their many influences, Remember the Monsters combines the sleazy glam and soaring melodic hooks of Rock N' Roll (think Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses) with the hard-hitting edge and soulful introspection of their modern contemporaries. Having amassed a sizeable local following, as well as getting thousands of hits on YoutTube, Spotify, and other media outlets Remember the Monsters is hitting the scene like a meteor. Genre defying and passionately driven, Remember the Monsters delivers a listening experience unlike any other.

Name: Ashten Banks
Role: Lead Guitar/Mastermind
Hometown: Marina del Rey, CA
Founder of the band and lead guitar. Ashten has written all of the band's songs and is the charismatic brainchild of the project.

Name: Ian Silverstein
Role: Lead Vocals
Hometown: North Babylon, NY
The voice. Ian's raw and unique vocals have garnered interest in the band right from the start, receiving praise from fans and producers alike.

Name: Dominic Ruiz
Role: Rhythm Guitar/Band Manager
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
After booking the shows Dominic's high energy stage performance and party attitude gets the crowd going

Name: Sean Mott
​Role: Bassist
​Hometown: Tucson, AZ
​Sean's catchy bass riffs and backing screams give the the music its edge live, and an optimism that resonates with everyone.





Τρίτη 15 Αυγούστου 2017

Tribal Wisdom - Lost in Boston (2016)

Veterans of the New England music scene. Tribal Wisdom pours their hearts, and souls into their music and live performances. Drawing on influences from Rage Against The Machine and heavy rock bands form the 1970's & 80's "Tribal Wisdom" is a class act of hard, hitting, heavy, rock and roll. Releasing multiple demo CDs over the years, Tribal Wisdom delves deep into the human experience with big hooks, melodies and crafty song writing. Tribal Wisdom is: John Baglio, James Forbes, Shawn McCarron, Richard Papa Jr., and Kevin Gilligan.

Tribal Wisdom's new album " Lost in Boston " was released on  iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Google Play in December 2016



Mossback was formed in 1994 in Seattle by Brennan McFeely and Paul Adams. A chance meeting at The Keg in the U-district brought lead guitarist Curt Hamblet aboard and the lineup began to solidify. Through ads in the Rocket Layne Bouche and Sandy Greenbaum were brought in on bass and drums respectively. And so began a ten year odyssey. Mossback played many local venues in and around the Seattle area. They began plying their spare money into recording, working with top notch producers Kevin Suggs, Gary King and Scott Ross to develop their unique sound. "Mishmash" is the culmination of over a decade of writing and recording and contains a wide variety of musical genres and styles. There's something here for everybody. For those who like hard rock check out "On Your Own" and "Sanity"...For those preferring a softer sound there's "Cold Wind" and "Annalisa". Grunge rockers will like "Junkie Town" and "Nothin Left To Give". And for the politically conscious check out "Cloak of No Consequence", a song about the Tibetan struggle with genuine Tibetans' chanting and singing backgrounds.


Δευτέρα 14 Αυγούστου 2017


Haniwa is a metal band from Florence composed of three members: David Degl’Innocenti bass guitar and voice, Angelo Colletti guitars, Mr. Crini drums.

Musical experiences are multiple: from Thrash Metal through Progressive Metal and Grunge, up to the various Tribute and Cover Band gained in more than twenty years of live music. The Haniwa elements have a rather wide background, and today they still maintain an open mind that allows them to glean from a vast knowledge of the musical genre to create original songs.

The music is rapid, groovy and catchy, at times with melodic openings; the sounds are sharp and melt together the various protagonists’ experiences to give life to a Modern Metal with a mixed Vintage/Modern taste.


Mystic Posse - Mystic Posse

Mystic Posse is a rock band from the  Los Angeles area. They have recently completed their first CD and have released their new video,  " What Are You Gonna Do?" currently on You Tube.  Michael O'Brien (lead singer & songwriter ) & Jackie O'Brien (vocals & percussion & songwriting ) have collectively & separately performed in all the top venues in LA.  They have rocked The House of Blues Hollywood, BB Kings, The Whisky, The Roxy, The Viper Room, Toi On Sunset as well as large events such as The AV Fairgrounds & Thunder On The Lot. They have opened for numerous National acts. Players on the Mystic Posse CD are Mitch Quinn (lead guitar), Ken Johnson ( bass guitar) and Dave DiTommaso (drums).

MYSTIC POSSE is fronted by the excellent voice and performances of Michael O'Brien, former Warner Brothers recording artist. He was in the band KILLER KANE with Blackie Lawless of WASP and Arthur Kane of THE NEW YORK DOLLS. He has performed with John Enwhistle of THE WHO and the alt rock band NUCLEAR HEALTH. He is the owner and Creator of the legendary Toi on Sunset, late night Thai food rock cafe on the famous Sunset Boulevard which has been a mecca for rock stars and alternative rock for decades. Jackie O'Brien writes and sings in French, as in the song One Track Mind, which she wrote with Michael O'Brien & Marcy Levy, who penned Lay Down Sally for Eric Clapton. She is also an actress who began her career in PRETTY WOMAN and has starred in numerous television shows and films since. Jackie had a deal with WEA France working with Yves Dessca,  who produced the I Will Survive hit for Gloria Gaynor, and she fronted the  popular  LA band  called JACKIE O. They are currently rockin local venues and preparing to record their new material.


Κυριακή 13 Αυγούστου 2017

Ampersandre - The Past Is Coming (2017)

'The Past Is Coming', the sophmore effort from Ampersandre (pronounced Am- Pers - On-Dray) featuring "Animals In Captivity" as well as "Long Gone Halcyon" has been released on 7/24/17
Ampersandre is the musical moniker for Andre LaFollette, a multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, whose new album explores a more tightly nit sonic landscape from the 2012 debut 'This is An Ampersand'. Thick rock mixed wiuth jazz undertones lay the framework for the baritone/tenor melody lines that capture topics from current events, to socialized mob mentalities. Both an encomium for classic rock songs and 90's mainstream alternative, "The Past Is Coming" hopes to anchor the listener's attention to then take them on a provacative sojourn.
The song "Animals In Captivity" has secured an upcoming Featured Artist placement on Reverb Nation.


Τετάρτη 9 Αυγούστου 2017

The Quarantined - Antiquate Hate

The Quarantined is one of the most Amazing upcoming bands. They are neck to neck with some of the greatest bands that have transcended into mainstream. They are a Los Angeles based Punk-Rock/Grunge band. They formed in 2010 and have been bonded every since.
Sean Martin is the lead Singer of the band and lead guitarist. Sean graduated at MI with AA in guitar. He's been playing music consistently for 15 years.The lead singer Sean has an amazing voice that is unique and he can play the Guitar like you have never seen before. He puts his heart on display by giving everything he has to the progression of the band, by completely giving his full focus and attention to his music. The elements of the band contribute to the success and the development of the band. Being able to perform in some of the hottest venues around, such as the famous "House of Blues" They have put on a hell of a performance.

They have one of the best bassist that's part of the team, his name is Alex Diaz. Alex trained at MI for Guitar performance. Alex has also started his own high end boutique with various guitars and has become a business owner. The next member of the band is Nick Loxx- He is also a Bassist/Guitar with extensive background in music, live and studio performance and studio recording.


Πέμπτη 3 Αυγούστου 2017

Terminal Degree - Breed (2017)

What if…?” is a question that is asked often in progressive rock and metal, sometimes to original and interesting results.  Terminal Degree asked “What if we made a metal album using violins instead of guitars?
Bet you didn’t see that coming.
What if Paganini played lead for a progressive-metal band? What if Heifetz played Carnegie Hall with metal drums and bass? What if we dual-tracked the violin and let it shred over pummeling cellos, bass and drums?
What if.
Wonder no more. “BREED” is an instrumental album of intense, heavy songs written and performed by an ensemble of drums, electric bass, electric cellos and electric violins.
Where guitars usually rule, the violin seriously rocks. This album featured a virtuoso performance from Chas Wetherbee's violin, electric bass and cellos by the Cybergenic String Consortium and composer Mike Barnett’s drums. Want to hear where classical music meets metal? This is it. The production is clean and clear, the drums punchy and driving, the cellos and bass heavy and steady, and the violin playing technical with mixed-genre melody and impressive solos.


Τετάρτη 2 Αυγούστου 2017

Joey Stuckey & The Shadow Bandits - Ain't It Good To Be In Love (2017)

Joey Stuckey & The Shadow Bandits combines the talents of US-based producer Joey Stuckey and UK based producer Charlie Hoskyns. Read more about the guys below.
Joey Stuckey is a blind musician with an insightful vision.
Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator, inspirational speaker, and sound engineer. Joey’s guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman—these influences have inspired an original sound that Stuckey calls “jazz infused rock with southern attitude”. Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as an infant as the result of a brain tumor. Despite these limitations, he remained in mainstream education. Scholastically outstanding, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14. At the age of 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell. Joey continued his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Steve Crowell.
Stuckey is the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility Shadow Sound Studio (www.shadowsoundstudio.com) which boasts vintage analog gear and state-of-the-art digital technology.  He also owns and operates a 24-hour internet radio station, WTMT, where he promotes independent music of all genres. Joey has hosted numerous independent music programs on terrestrial radio in Macon, GA, and online with his popular show “Audio Style” and his tv-show “15 Minutes of Fame”.  Stuckey has also been a featured music columnist for the webzines Artist Launch Mag  and The Tub Magazine where he served as the assistant editor. He currently contributes columns to The Portal Magazine and in addition, he has been the adaptive technology correspondent for Dialogue Magazine which is a publication dedicated to the needs of the blind. Recently, Stuckey has taken on the role of music publisher and has a growing catalog of great songs in multiple genres. His publishing companies include Sociology Publishing (BMI) and Sign Wave Publishing (ASCAP).
Joey Stuckey and his band have shared the stage with legendary artists like Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Wet Willie, the B-52’s, Kevn Kinney from Drivin’ N Cryin, and Smashmouth. In his other roles as either producer, composer, music columnist, sound engineer or hired musician, Stuckey has worked with musical greats like Hughie Thomasson (from Lynyrd Skynard and the Outlaws), Joe Solo (producer for Fergie and Macy Gray), Alan Parsons (engineer/producer for Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Alan Parons Project),  Jimmy Herring (from The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frog Wing, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Others/Grateful Dead), Danny Seraphin (drummer from supergroup Chicago and currently with California Transit Authority—CTA), Hamp Swain (the Original King Bee),  Lee Brice, comedian Tim Wilson, Allen Vizzuti (from Chick Corea, Doc Severinson Orchestra, and Chuck Mangione), David Ragsdale (from Kansas and The Smashing Pumpkins), Randall Bramblett (from Traffic, Steve Winwood Band and Gregg Allman Band), Doyle Dykes, Connie Haines (from Harry James and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra), Ike Turner, Carole King, Chris Hillman (from the Byrds and Desert Rose Band), Jerry Peake (bassist for Steve Morse Band), Ben Tucker (Herbie Mann, Mel Torme), John Dunn (Earth, Wind, and Fire), Jimmy Hall (from Wet Willie, Hank Williams, Jr., and the Nighthawks), Charlie Daniels, George McCorkle (from Marshall Tucker Band), Razzy Bailey, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Robert McDuffie, Maestro Robert Spano (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Sammy Nestico (composer/arranger for Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra), and actor Ron Lester from the movies “Goodburger” and “Varsity Blues” and the WB television show “Popular”, Joe Solo (producer Macy Gray and Fergie). Joey has been featured in many national and international media publications including PRI’s “The World”, GPB’s “Georgia Gazette”, and “Big Takeover Magazine”.
Stuckey is also co-writing and recording with Charlie Hoskyns (the Popes), Will Morrison (Modern English, John Entwistle) and Paul McGuinness (the Pogues).
Stuckey is currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering and is a professor of music technology at Mercer University. No stranger to musical theater, he was the music director for Macon State College’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” in the fall of 2002.
In short, Joey Stuckey is a young man with an enormous talent, clear vision, and a tireless work ethic who is well respected by his peers, fans, and more than a few legends.
Joey Stuckey Discography
• 1995 “Take a Walk in the Shadows”
• 1999 “Ironies, Pain, and the Light That Guides”
• 2000 “Live and Stuff”
• 2001 “Live and More Stuff: The Sequel to the Prequel”
• 2003 “So Far”
• 2009 “Oceanside”
• 2011 “The Shadow Sound”
• 2012 “Mixture”—Joey’s first full length jazz album
Spent 5 weeks on CMJ Top 40 Jazz Charts peaking at Number 9
• 2017 “Six String Soldier”
• “Live and Stuff” and “Live and More Stuff” were both recorded at the historic Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia, where Little Richard, Otis Redding, James Brown and other southern greats made their debut.
Charlie played in many bands with Will Morrison, including Don Mescall and Lisa Knapp and
played a couple of BBC sessions with her ...He writes for Universal Library Music and wrote TV ad
music with Brett Dempsey music agency, clients including Unilever and BMW.... he joined The
Popes on guitar and produced their last two albums...Charlie continues to work from his South
London studio in the UK working with Joey Stuckey and various UK artists.


Jessica's Theme Band - Matter Of Time

Jessica's Theme Band was formed in Athens, Greece, in 1989, by John Goudoulas, Jim Karahontzitis and Nick Agathos. They wanted to present a different view to covers such as Tush, I know A Little, Feel Like Making Love, Don't Believe A Word etc as well as their own, original, material. Following numerous live gigs, collaborations with local acknowledged musicians, and even after receiving the first prize as band of the year in 1991 on a Greek TV show, the band was disbanded in 1994. After each member's musical journey, they decided to re-unite with two significant additions: Tony Linaris on drums and Denis Kaskouras (a later member of the original band) on bass. With a complete line up, the band started working on its first album, in 2013, inspired by bands from the early seventies (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Bros, Molly Hatchet, Eagles), by various British bands like Bad Company, UFO etc and by Irish bands like Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher etc.


Τρίτη 1 Αυγούστου 2017

MINTEER - Calling All Aliens (2017)

Independent artist Dan Minteer is rather unique in his musical style, a diverse mix of blues and rock, electrified and acoustic.
Says Venusian Green, “Where Minteer truly flourishes is with his knack for lyrics that are both celebratory and pure weird. It’s Blues. It’s Classic Rock. It’s Alternative. Actually, I’m not entirely sure what it is, but I like it.”
Minteer's latest project, Calling All Aliens, is an admirable example and culmination of the rock-blues fusion that showcases many of his signature techniques gained from decades of writing and recording.  The intricate mixes satisfy the most demanding of listeners who want to experience choice melodic layers while getting lost in the musical journey.



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