Σάββατο 27 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Nina Söderquist

The rock star Nina Söderquist has been called London's Music Age and was praised by the world press for her success in London's West End with the musical SPAMALOT. Nina has toured with Björn Skifs (Blue Swede, “Hooked on a Feeling”) and BADROCK, rocking arenas around the world, with several ROCK & QUEEN tours.

During her 25 years in the industry, Nina has lived and worked all over the world. She started as an entertainer at Sunwing performing with dance bands, soul, jazz, pop and cover bands, to finally land in rock music.

Her big breakthrough came in autumn 2007 when she took the role of Lady of the Lake in TV3's hit show, "West End Star.”. She moved to London to play the lead in Monthy Python's musical “Spamalot” - the biggest role played by a Swedish performer in the West End, for a very long time. Meatloaf and Phil Collins are just some of the world stars who have praised her. There were over 500 performances. She also played the lead role when the musical ran in Sweden.

Nina has participated in many international talk shows such as the "BBC Morning Show" and "Alan Titchmarsh Show" in Britain, with 40 million viewers.In 2009 she participated in the Melodifestival with the song "Tick Tock". She has participated in productions like "Rhapsody In Rock", "Starlight", "On Stage", and  "Champions of Rock".

Nina is a “field artist.” As a singing Captain, she is hired by the Swedish Armed Forces to maintain the Swedish forces nationally and internationally. Nina has been in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Liberia and Mali.

In the summer of 2016, Nina worked with Björn Skifs, Sanne Solomon, Lisa Nilsson, Tommy Nilsson, Mats Ronander in legendary BADROCK. Björn had previously sung a duet with Nina in SVT's "Thanks for the Music.”  There were a total of 8 sold out shows with around 30,000 visitors in Borgholm Castle Castle.

On September 22nd, 2017, Nina & Björn Skifs released the duet "GOODBYE,” written by Nina.

You can hear Nina as a radio actor on the channel "ROCK CLASSICS," and soon you'll see her rocking in the show "ROCK THE NIGHT," together with Kee Marcello (Europe, “The Final Countdown,) John Boding & Stefan Odelberg.


Τετάρτη 24 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Kings & Culprits - Know My Name (EP 2017)

It's hard to pin down exactly what Kings & Culprits are. They don't fit into any one category neatly. Instead, they pull from the stylings of the vast musical tastes within their band. At their very core though they play roots driven rock.

Their foundation lies in bands like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and The Stones. Add in the ferocious tenacity of Guns N' Roses, the stripped down rawness of bands like the Black Keys and The White Stripes, and the grooved rhythmic feel of Rage Against The Machines and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you've got Kings & Culprits.

Their players are all young but experienced and passionate for music. With members Jeff Seaman (drums), Chad Shultz (bass), John Copeland (guitar) and Alex Attir (lead guitar and vocals), Kings & Culprits deliver their unique style of rock.

Weaving in introspective and powerful lyrics giving diverse and meaning to music, which is seldom in today's pop driven music culture. So when asked what they are, I guess the best answer we can give is simply, they are Kings & Culprits.


Dark Nation - The Summoning (New Single and Video)

Dark Nation is a band from The Black Hills South Dakota. The band is against most forms of religion, especially christianity. They have played with acts such as Cattle Decapitation, Bloodlet, Dystopia, Tragedy, Detestation and Damad to name a few.

Full length albums "war on the church" and "land of the dead" are available on amazon, target, iTunes, cdbaby, google play, spotify and more.

Band Members:
Tony Hamm - Vocals / Guitars
Menno - bass
Josh/jeff - Drums
Jake - Guitar


Svartanatt - Starry Eagle Eye (2018)

Svartanatt returns with a classic rock sound that catches the spirit of the late 60´s and early 70´s. The band's new album will be released on the 2nd of March 2018 and shows how much the band has grown as songwriters. For example,"Duffer" shows a more progressive side while ballads "Wolf Blues" and "Universe of" shows that the band has a more dreamy and psychedelic side with strong hooks.

Recorded in Soundtrade Studios by Emil Drougge, the production of the album is raw and honest as well as crisp, dreamy and thoughtful. With skilled musicians and a classic rock line up of guitar, bass, drums, and organ the band manage to create a freedom and joy in the music that has become rare in recent days. The production leaves a lot of space to each one of the musicians and proves once and for all that rock n roll is all but dead.

Live gigs:

European tour with Spell (Canada)


Jani Lehtinen - Vocals, Guitar

Felix Gåsste - Guitar

Mattias Holmström - Bass

Martin Borgh - Organ

Daniel Heaster - Drums

Τρίτη 23 Ιανουαρίου 2018

KINGS WILL FALL - Thrash Force.One (2017)

Kings will fall. Under this generalizing motto, one of the most playful, lively and explosive new THRASH METAL commands joins the scene of the genre: KINGS WILL FALL.
When drummer Lukas Gross and bassist Daniel Vanzo came together in 2013 to form a band, guitarist René Thaler joined them as well. Finally, the hungry pack was completed by shouter Fabian Jung. And this optimally functioning line-up is still valid today.
Musically, the four South Tyrolean bullies set on a raging-brutal, staccato-like brand until today. Brutal influences of death-lead get nailed in with punky-snotty wise.
As a result of fierce rehearsal thunderstorms, the boys released their first self-recorded and self-produced demo EP in 2015 with the prophetic title „Death Comes Early“.
In addition, KINGS WILL FALL attacked not only various stages in their environment. But the raging mob let it crash officially beyond the country's borders. Reward for all sweaty efforts was the loud entry into the semifinals of the Austrian band competition ‚Metalchamp‘.
The summer of 2016 saw not only a few new gigs but also the songwriting process for the debut album "Thrash Force.One", which was recorded at Sarntaler Bucket Hill Studio at the end of the year. 

The domestic release show in February 2017 turned into a real Thrash festival, as well as triumphantly followed by the appearance at the most popular South Tyrolean hard music event, the Rock im Ring Festival.
The official release date for "Thrash Force.One" was February 11th, 2017. KINGS WILL FALL want to stay on the ball live in the future as well.
On August 24, the band released their very first official music video for the song ‚Toxic War‘, which is also featured on the current longplayer.
The whole thing was filmed and edited by Daniel Socin from Foto Video Socin. The whole group is totally behind song and video, whose performance passages were recorded in a sooty smithy.

With all the introduced, historical WW2 film-fragments, the band would like to aptly clarify the thematic significance of the lyrical overall concept of KINGS WILL FALL.
After all, since devastating and terrible wars are constantly being waged in this world despite better knowledge, this human-made evil must finally be named. May all the tyrants finally fall, may all the wars finally end! (Markus Eck)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kings.will.fall.metal
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9leaXGpHucs
Bandcamp: https://kingswillfall.bandcamp.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingswillfall_
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingswillfall_thrash

Mile - The World In Focus (2018)

Mile: Working to keep the Swedish tradition in metal. The Swedish band Mile appeared on the scene recent with a modern sound mixing heavy metal and hard rock., combining heavy riffs and melodies. Created 2012 by former members of Cabinett - Marcus ”Masken” Karlsson (Vocals), Fredrik Palm (Guitar) and Marcus ”Folke” Bass - The line-up was completed by drummer Dennis Kjellgren and guitarist David ”Dave” Wallberg. The New Project was named Mile.

”I´ve been asked if the name had to do with the leader of Kreator but, although we like the sound of the German legend, it´s not about him. It´s an easy name to remember; we´re not added to a specific label of music and can represent the distance that music can take you, ”explains vocalist Masken. Before debuting on stage, the musicians remained rehearsing and composing their songs for a whole year. ”We were aware that with the immediacy of the times we live in and with the huge amount of metal bands that appear daily, the quality had to come first”.

The band has played festivals where giants like Twisted Sister and Europe have been present and also been support for Implode, Ammotrack and Mean Streak. In 2015, Niklas ”Nike” Tidaholm replaces one of the founders, bassist Marcus Folke. In the same year the debut album, ”Lost”, was released in December and heard have been streamed more than 1 million times. Helped by the music video for ”Dressed in Black”, the band has been able to keep its name current while preparing the second album.

After a show in late 2016, Mile met some new friends in Beardmen Management and already in early 2017 we signed a booking deal with their booking label. Together with Beardmen Agency Group we are now looking forward toward new heights.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bandmile/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mileband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandmileswe
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1RJjGMtpno6amyvbk1zX6G
Website: https://www.mileofficial.com/

Δευτέρα 22 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Ignitor - Haunted by Rock & Roll (2017)

Haunted By Rock & Roll introduces heavy metal fans to arguably IGNITOR's strongest lineup to date and their definitive metallic statement. Featuring eight new original anthems of leather clad glory including "Hatchet (The Ballad of Victor Crowley)" as featured on the official motion picture soundtrack for the 2017 "Victor Crowley" slasher film and a cover of "Hung, Drawn and Quartered" by NWOBHM legends (and EMP labelmates) RAVEN.
EMP label owner/founder Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) who serves as Executive Producer on Haunted By Rock & Roll has been instrumental in attaining a larger audience for IGNITOR and the sky is now the limit for the band that debuted with a record entitled "Take To The Sky". 
A total of four music videos have been filmed for Haunted By Rock & Roll. Visit YouTube to view the first two music videos "No Sanctuary" and "To Brave The War" and stay tuned for updates on when the next music video will be unleashed.

Formed in 2003 by founding Agony Column guitarist Stuart "Batlord" Laurence and drummer Pat Doyle formerly of punk legends The Offenders; IGNITOR set out to create the kind of true heavy metal their contemporaries in the Austin, Texas metal scene were lacking. Unabashedly loud and forceful yet retaining all of the sonic spirit and hallmarks of the golden years of heavy metal.

Enduring lineup changes along the way found IGNITOR replacing original vocalist Erica Swinnich with the iconic pipes of Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Evil United) a much revered elder statesman in Texas metal circles, who was introduced on the "Spider Queen" album in 2007.
In early 2015 IGNITOR would recruit guitarist Robert Williams (Witches Mark) and bassist Billy Dansfiell (Agony Column) beginning a near three year campaign of introducing metal fans to the newly reinvigorated lineup with some scorching live performances in support of such metal titans as Grim Reaper, Helstar, Jag Panzer, Raven and Cage and familiarizing audiences with the songs that would ultimately become the Haunted By Rock & Roll album.


Κυριακή 21 Ιανουαρίου 2018

RAYNE - Complex By Design (2017)

The infectiously melodic Alt-Indie Rock outfit 'RAYNE' unveil news of the arrival of their long awaited 'Complex By Design' album.

Available for digital download from 1st Dec 2017, the band with a flair for sky-searing anthemic hook-lines showcase their evolution into darker and heavier synth driven territories with this 7 track offering. Co-produced by RAYNE and Kyle Martin, Complex By Design unabashedly resonates with sonically epic overtones and textures. Hard hitting and huge sounding songs that feature explosive chorus lines, multi layered guitar sounds, pop-leaning electronica and all encompassed within the Sunderland (UK) trio's ability to steer listeners on a magical journey through emotive song arrangements and intricate dynamics. Lengthy compositions with a huge depth of sound whilst avoiding any superfluous studio production techniques.

Vocalist & Bassist 'Ben Potts' delivers fervent performances with his distinct vocal tones - taking on a variety of lyrical subject matters. Despite tackling themes such as metal health, terminal illness, love, loss and even conspiracy theories; don't expect RAYNE to be wallowing with melancholic introspection as each song is emotively uplifting, promoting a sense of optimism to stand strong in the face of life's personal challenges.

Originally forming over 20 years ago during their school days, the years of close friendship, respect and creative synergy has held the group united together.  Staying true to their desire to deliver stadium sized songs akin to their comparators The Killers, Muse, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and 30 Seconds To Mars, RAYNE have stood firm with their epic-rock creations and remain unfazed by past and present trends in music industry fashions. Ben Potts along with fellow comrades Adam Dagg (Guitar/Keys) and Steven Naisbet (Drums/Samples) possess a musical formula that has helped build a loyal army of fans and followers through years of gigging, festival appearances and growing support from media around the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=5Xjjc2BCWV4

With their debut album for UK indie label Ambicon Records 'The New Enlightenment' (2013) proving the band's evident potential; 'Complex By Design' may well be the catalyst to propel their music to a much wider global audience.


01 Subject A
02 Delorous
03 Chemicals
04 The Great Burden
05 Opportunity For Progress
06 Love, Live, Learn
07 Human Imitation

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/al bum/complex-by-design/13160047 51

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album /2inOiQvjxUPBKYz9aC8Asw?si=5uL zsjrNSweSM9k2Y1uLRA




Σάββατο 20 Ιανουαρίου 2018

JUNK - Double Soundtrack (2018)

Dallas, Texas rock trio JUNK, fronted by actor Billy Blair, have unleashed their new EP entitled ‘Double Soundtrack’ today Friday, January 5th, 2018. Junk recently inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah "Shark" Robertson (Motograter, The Browning).

JUNK is fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Billy Blair (Surgeon General, Mother Truckin Skull Diggers, Earshot, Love Stricken Demise) who is also a prolific actor and has appeared in such films as Machete, Machete Kills, The Last Stand, Jonah Hex, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Blair recently landed a role in Alita: Battle Angel, an upcoming American science fiction action film based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on July 20, 2018.

The three-piece is rounded out by bassist and vocalist, Benjamin K. Bachman (Never Mind The Darkness, Zativah Kid), who has also produced various solo albums and material for film, and drummer Brian “Boog Nasty” (July Alley, Shadow Reichenstein).

Blair states, "We are beyond pleased to be a part of a label that believes in its bands and has our backs.. and that label is Zombie Shark Records! Horror movies and rock n roll in a gift bag!"

The band takes influence from a wide range of artists such as Billy Idol, SOUNDGARDEN, Danzig, INXS, Doobie Brothers, and Alice In Chains and has shared the stage with bands such as Skid Row, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, and Steel Panther.

The band recently recorded two songs, "Like Lightning" and "Built to Last", produced by Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas, TX. Both tracks are featured on the soundtrack to the film BLOOD SOMBRERO, starring Billy Blair.

The band's latest singles, "Pop Rock Genocide" and “The Sasquatch”, were recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown). The songs will be featured in the upcoming horror/comedy movie, CHEROKEE CREEK.

Artwork for ‘Double Soundtrack’ provided by Ashley Box.

Dreamgrave - Monuments I. - The Anxious (2017)

DREAMGRAVE is a Hungarian metal act, playing an eclectic blend of progressive, gothic and neoclassical metal. The band started its journey in 2012 with the aim of creating an interesting and diverse music blending numerous styles together with progressive ideas, emotional journeys and memorable melodies being at the core of their concept. In the end of 2014 they've independently released their highly acclaimed debut concept album, titled 'Presentiment', which had sit on top of Bandcamp's best-selling metal albums for two weeks, and been among the top albums of 2014 at several magazines across the globe. After several line-up changes they are now ready to hit the next level.

Their sound marries traditional progressive metal with symphonic, gothic and strong influences from extreme metal. Featuring female soprano vocals alongside both clean male singing and death metal growls, the music bears influences from acts ranging from OPETH and PARADISE LOST to HAKEN.

Dömötör Gyimesi (vocals, guitars) 
János Mayer (keyboards) 
Mária Molnár (vocals) 
Tamás Tóth (drums) 
Krisztina Baranyi (violin) 
Péter Gilián (bass)


Κυριακή 14 Ιανουαρίου 2018

ARMORTURA - Armortura (2018)

RELEASE 26 January 2018

Armortura are a melodic thrash metal band based in North East England and although the music is loosely based on old school thrash, there are lots of modern and melodic influences that can be heard from the tight, harmonised guitars coupled with pounding bass lines and powerful vocals.

Armortura was formed in April 2016 by ex-HOLOSADE members Phil De Sade (vocals) and Paul Trotter (guitarist), who, after a chance meeting at a Rock Night back in March 2016, decided to catapult their creative musical ideas and shared passion for hard hitting metal music into a new venture, following their dreams of spreading this unique blend of metal music as far and wide as possible.

Early 2017 saw the full band formulation of Adam Ironside on guitar Neil Vickers on drums (also ex-HOLOSADE) and Steve Smart on bass to make the talented five-piece metal machine you see today!

The writing of the ten track album came into full flow throughout 2016 and early 2017, when many an hour was spent in Paul’s home studio recording demo tracks that would be built upon before launching into the professional studio. Final recording, mixing and mastering of the self-financed album began in July 2016 with Producer James Stephenson at Stymphalian Productions in York, UK. The album took one year to complete from start to final mix.

In April 2017, Armortura submitted a four track demo to Mighty Music which was well received and Mighty Music requested to hear the full album. The label were delighted with the full album and in July 2017, Armortura signed to Denmark’s biggest metal label, Mighty Music, who will be releasing the killer self-entitled debut album worldwide in January 2017.

BONUS INFO: Jeff Waters from Annihilator is guesting with guitar solos on the bonus track "11th Hour" (remix).

Vocals - Phil De Sade; Guitar - Paul Trotter; Guitar - Adam Ironside; Drums – Neil Vickers; Bass - Steve Smart

   Zodiac 4:03
   Insidious 4:25
   Hellbound 4:45
   Cursed 5:13
   Shadow Underworld 5:24
   Flight 19 5:15
   11th Hour 4:33
   Wanted Dead or Alive 4:38
   The Keep 5:18
   Requiem For The Damned 6:08
   11th Hour (Bonus Remix - Feat. Jeff Waters) 4:40

Additional information:

Website: www.armortura.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armortura/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDS-_nU9DlcffsV9Lply2eQ

JUSTIFY REBELLION - Unleashing The Beast (2018)

RELEASE 19 January 2018

This January 2018, the debut album of Justify Rebellion ‘Unleashing The Beast’ is being released, it is an album which takes point of departure in the animalistic instincts in us as humans and the dark thoughts which surrounds us in our daily routines, gloomy myths and tales from old times. The song ‘Beast’ was released as a precursor to the album which had its music video premier on the swedish ‘Sweden Rock Magazine’, the german ‘Legacy - The Void from the Darkside’ and the danish ‘Metalized’ and meanwhile securing playtime on the danish rock radio: ‘myROCK’.

The album represents the surrounding problems and the critical factors which are to be found in the postmodern society which we are a part of.

The band has managed to write an album full of material from those inspirations sources and the album is with subjects as evilness, power struggle and superstition.

The album is recorded in CB Studios in cooperation with the danish producer Christian Bonde Sørensen also known as the lead singer in the band ‘Whores and Thieves’. The first tracks were recorded in the middle of 2015 where the band spend a lot of time polishing, exploring the songs and challenging the borders of how music can be interpreted. By doing that, the band found their exact sound and expression which together made the band’s hard expression of the human being in it’s most “evil form”.

The sound of the album is inspired by the hard edge of the 80’s and the songs do have a tiny touch and sometimes a strong mixture of heavy metal and thrash metal where the guitar sound is in focus with a powerful and hard vocal resounding to the thundering drums and bass to keep everything in order.

   Animal 3:45
   The Bloodcurdling Wail 5:08
   Relentless War 5:19
   Devil's Bride 3:40
   Ancient Pharaoh 4:12
   Get Away 5:45
   Fight Bleed Kill 5:07
   Beast 3:47
   Awaken 4:47
   Stuck Up In Chains 5:18
   The Core 5:43

Σάββατο 13 Ιανουαρίου 2018

WORRY BLAST - .44 (2018)

RELEASE 19 January 2018

A Rhythm section that lights a darkened highway, guitars that descend like lightnings from a stormy sky, a voice polished by sand paper ... If ACDC was an old family recipe, this young band from
Switzerland is what you would be eating at Grandma's house.

Worry Blast is the name of this powerful quartet that released their first album ''Break Out From Hell'', in 2013. An album that made Lycra wearing 80's glam bands run for their lives. Worry Blast
have quickly made a name for themselves on the live scene with their furious and hard rockin' live shows.

After opening for Scorpions, Gotthard and Johnny Hallyday in 2015, the band released its second album “Hit The Gas“ which is a big return to the best 80’s moments with basic riffs and furious solos.
Distributed worldwide, this last album offered the band a great promotional tour with more than 50 shows all over Europe with a big tour with the american band, Nashville Pussy. After that, the
band played shows with bands like Patrick Bruel (famous french singer), Gotthard, and toured in Spain with the Swedish band Bonafide.

2017 was a bit more quiet, but not less productive. The 3rd album is on its way since April and the band is really looking forward to reveal their hard work next January. This album should more
powerfull than all the band did before !

".44" is produced by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Michael kiske, Bob Catley etc.)

   Outta Nowhere 3:19
   Dirty Mind 2:40
   .44 3:11
   Hot 'n' Ready 3:43
   Rough Times 3:46
   Dominate 4:05
   Heartbreak 3:57
   Drink It All 3:37
   Party Downtown 3:26
   We Can't Stop Rock 'n'Roll 4:23

TRESPASS - Footprints In The Rock (2018)

RELEASE 12 January 2018

TRESPASS was formed in Sudbury, Suffolk, England in April 1979 by brothers Mark (guitar, vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums) Dave Crawte (guitar) Richard Penny (bass)
Around this time they started gigging around East Anglia, playing a mix of rock covers and original songs including early versions of One Of These Days and Lightsmith.

The band were spotted by Trial records, a new local independent record label and were offered an opportunity to release a single.
TRESPASS recorded a self financed session at Hillside Studios Ipswich in October 1979. This featured One Of These Days and Bloody Moon which were destined to be the bands first single on the Trial label.

One of these days was released as a single in January 1980 and gained airplay on Radio One’s Friday Night Rock Show hosted by Tommy Vance and was also played by legendary DJ John Peel.
One of these days became a firm favourite with the crowd at the Sound house rock disco hosted by Neil Kay in London and featured regularly in their metal charts featured in Sounds magazine.
Richard Penny, despite all he had contributed it was decided, was not right for the long term and he was replaced on bass guitar by Cris Linscott.

The band recorded a session at Spaceward studios in Cambridge which was also used by Iron Maiden for their Sound house Tapes.
A new version of One Of These Days, a new track called Stormchild, Lightsmith and a potential new single Live It Up! were recorded.
These versions of One Of These Days and Stormchild were to ‘headline’ the EMI compilation Metal for Muthas volume II. All other bands on the album were represented by one track.

IRON MAIDEN had similarly had two tracks featured on Metal for Muthas volume I.
During this period Lars Ulrich and James Hetfeild of the fledgling METALLICA joined the TRESPASS fan club.
Many UK shows followed including at the prestigious Marquee club in Wardour street London.

A radio one session for The Friday Night rockshow was recorded. A track from which Visionary, with an excellent lyric written by bass guitarist Cris Linscott, was featured on the BBC compilation album Metal explosion which also featured bands such as SAMSON and GILLAN.
TRESPASS recorded a demo session at EMI which it was expected to lead to a major deal.
 A second single Live it up was delayed by the departure of singer Steve Mills and the recruitment of Robert Eckland also due to major label interest in the song.
In  1981 the band recorded their third single the Bright Lights EP . Bob Irving left the band during recording.
 Following the tragic early death of Mark and Paul’s father Allan Sutcliffe, TRESPASS  finally split in 1982.
Despite their fairly short lived time on the metal scene Trespass made a lasting impact.
Lars Ulrich and James Hetfeild of Metallica remained fans and One Of These Days was featured on NWOBHM compilation 79 revisited put together by Ulrich and Geoff Barton  in 1990

The band released their highly acclaimed greatest hits album the works in 1992.
This was also released in Japan through Pony Canyon Records
Trespass released a critically acclaimed  studio album ‘Head’ in 1993 showing a marked change in sound and style.
A 1999 Trespass concert live in Tokyo Japan, was released through Pony Canyon as Metal Crusade along with NWOBHM bands Samson, Tank and Preying Mantis.

A further  major worldwide release was One Of These Days the Anthology released in 2004 through Castle/ Sanctuary Records.
A new album TRESPASS was recorded in 2012, featuring brand new versions of the bands early tracks, recorded to a high standard with a consistent sound and feel.
The band have currently reformed with Mark Sutcliffe  at the heart of things and a new line up.
Dan Biggin Bass, Joe Fawcett Guitar, and Jason Roberts Drums
Trespass have played live shows at festivals in the UK and Europe in 2015/16/17

   Momentum 4:02
   Be Brave 3:53
   Mighty Love 4:49
   Prometheus 3:55
   Footprints In The Rock 3:53
   Little Star 5:41
   The Green Man 6:14
   Dragons In The Mist 5:52
   Beowulf And Grendel 4:21
   Weed 4:28
   Music Of The Waves 3:15

Πέμπτη 11 Ιανουαρίου 2018

An excellent debut from NORÐ

NORÐ plays melodic progressive groovemetal, powered by high octane energy, melancholic soundscapes and a strong versatile voice in front. It’s heavy, it’s groovy and it has elements of thrash and doom metal spiced with a shovelful of death and a pinch of folk metal. A dystopic lyrical universe about the human decadence completes the experience. NORÐ released the debut EP ”Alpha” in march 2017 on Inverse Records.

Check them out on YouTube

You can stream NORÐ on biggest streaming services.

Apple Music 

Review excerpts:
”All in all an excellent debut from NORД
Zware Metalen

"A very strong debut and I can rate it about as highly as it is possible to do so for a four track."
17/20, Justin Hulford

"NORĐ rather developed their own sound, which can be perceived throughout the entire release. It is definitely worth listening to, so give it a go!"
8/10, DutchMetalManiac

And don't forget to check their facebook www.facebook.com/nordmetal

Τετάρτη 10 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Vinide - Reveal (2018)

Release Date: January 26th 2018

Symphonic Metal group VINIDE releases their new album ”Reveal” 26.1.2018. In the year 2003 the band played its first notes and this the third album in the history and together with Ep releases the eighth release within the whole discography.

Vinide’s spontaneous work continues in a form of a full length concept album. The band has made their sound bigger, punchier and wider throughout an experimental work after the previous releases (The last ”Odes For Thoughts” , 2014). Still, the music has its original line in the composing and arranging work.

The composing of the new album begun in spring 2015 when Elmeri Kinnunen (Vocals&guitars) came up with an idea of science fiction story. Very quickly the band was handling their first concept album. After a very fast process of composing the recordings of the album begun in December 2015 at the famous Musiikkituottaja Studio, Kuhmo, Finland. After all the work stretch 1,5 year long and during the time the band tighten up into four-member group and decided to continue without a bassist. The recording itself happened in a schedule formed by the band itself and was really easy going but still very determined.

”Reveal” is a science fiction story about a large information technology company ”OMEGA’s” former employee who finds himself locked in a mental asylym and is even sentenced to death. After he escapes the asylum he starts to find out what is really going on and what is the biggest interest of OMEGA’s artificial intelligence project. The fears of the future seem to come true meanwhile the humankind is driving itself towards definite termination. The story goes on and a lot of plot twists are going to happen. How big is the urge to create something that humans don’t fully understand? What is going to happen to our hero during his journey finding out the origin of everything.

Recording, mixing and producing the whole album Elmeri Kinnunen also has composed the pieces in collaboration with guitarist Mikko Kähkönen and keyboard player Heikki Polvinen. The final touch was given at Finnvox Studio by Mika Jussila mastering the album. Cover art is by Petri Lampela.

Vinide - Album 2007
The Puzzle - Ep 2008
Into The Waters - Ep 2010
Odes For Thoughts - Album 2014
Reveal - Album 2018

Elmeri Kinnunen – guitars, vocals
Mikko Kähkönen – guitars
Heikki Polvinen – keyboards
Jaakko Juntunen - drums


Τρίτη 9 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Sebastien - Act Of Creation (2018)

RELEASE 23 February 2018

SEBASTIEN is one of the very few Czech bands which are also known abroad. Their debut album, "Tears Of White Roses" (2010), was released in Europe and Japan, the second CD, “Dark Chambers Of Déjà Vu” (2015) world-wide.

In 2012, SEBASTIEN went on tour in Europe together with CIRCLE II CIRCLE and one year later with MASTERPLAN. Additionally to this, the group opened for Rock icon ALICE COOPER in Brno (CZ) in 2013 and has played on Masters Of Rock (CZ)festival’s main stage three times so far, at Metalfest (CZ), and Rock Tower Festival (PL) plus at the legendary Wacken Open Air (D) in 2016.

The first two albums were produced by German guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN). On these records, SEBASTIEN also had guests from Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Rhapsody Of Fire, Avantasia, Firewind, Jorn, Cradle Of Filth, Sirenia,and Savatage.

The third release, „Act Of Creation“, is now going to be unleashed worldwide via Pride & Joy Music on 23rd February 2018 and features Apollo Papathanasio (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ex-FIREWIND) as guest on vocals on the track "Die In Me", Mayo Petranin (SIGNUM REGIS) on vocals on "Winner", Kristýna Dostálová as singer on "No Destination" and "Promises" plus  Vendula Skalová onbacking vocals.

The songs were written and arranged by George Rain, Petri Kallio & Andy Mons, except "Hero" which wasarranged by Rain, Mons, Kallio & Pavel Dvorak. “Act Of Creation” was produced by George Rain, Petri Kallio and Andy Mons, and recorded by Petri Kallio, mixed and mastered by Andy Mons at DARK CHAMBER SOUNDS studios from November 2016 to November 2017. The cover artwork was designed by Hans Trasid and Dis-Art Design.

Line-up: George Rain - vocals, guitars; Andy Mons – guitars; Petri Kallio - bass, backing vocals; Pavel Dvorak – keyboards; Lucas R. – drums

   01 - SEBASTIEN - Act Of Creation 4:27
   02 - SEBASTIEN - No Destination 3:02
   03 - SEBASTIEN - Wake Up 4:12
   04 - SEBASTIEN - Amy 5:39
   05 - SEBASTIEN - Evermore 4:33
   06 - SEBASTIEN - My Empire 3:49
   07 - SEBASTIEN - Queen From The Stars 4:34
   08 - SEBASTIEN - Winner 4:01
   09 - SEBASTIEN - Heal My Soul 3:48
   10 - SEBASTIEN - Promises 3:30
   11 - SEBASTIEN - Die In Me 4:55
   12 - SEBASTIEN - Full Moon Child 4:53
   13 - SEBASTIEN - Hero 5:25
   14 - SEBASTIEN - V síti þtÏstí (bonus) 4:35

Web: www.sebastienofficial.com

NoSelf - Human-Cyborg Relations: Episode 1 (2017)

Alternative Metal outfit NoSelf from Central Florida recently inked a worldwide distribution deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, The Browning).

The band has released a music video for the track “Frisco” directed by Travis Cecil from SFN Productions, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/no6WBRCLno8

Their latest album ‘Human-Cyborg Relations Episode 1’ was recorded by Matt Johnson at Revelation Studios. The band is putting a modern twist on the nu metal genre, similar to bands like Cane Hill, DED, My Ticket Home, and Issues. The group is heavily influenced by bands like Deftones, Spineshank, Adema, Nothingface, and Korn.

NoSelf states, “NoSelf is incredibly excited to be working with Noah "Shark" Robertson from Zombie Shark Records. We are very passionate about Nu Metal and we could not be more thrilled to be a part of the Nu Metal revival. Having already played several shows alongside label mates Keychain, it could not be more evident that we are on the right path, with the right label.”

Robertson commented on the signing, “NoSelf are poised to be the next big thing in Mainstream Rock. This band is going to take the Zombie Shark Records label and the Nu Metal genre to a whole new level. Simply put. The gloves are off.”

‘Human-Cyborg Relations Episode 1’ is available online at www.zombieshark.net and everywhere else music is sold.

For fans of Nothing More, Cane Hill, Islander, My Ticket Home, Spineshank, 36 Crazyfists, Nothingface, Adema, DED, Korn


Δευτέρα 8 Ιανουαρίου 2018

MARCO MENDOZA - Viva La Rock (2018)

RELEASE 2 March 2018

"Viva La Rock" is big, bad and beautiful. It reflects the larger than life personality of its creator Marco Mendoza both on and off stage.

The Los Angeles native who has a proud Spanish/Mexican heritage is usually found holding down the bass rock foundation with artists like Neal Schon (Journey), Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent and can currently be found with new classic cock champions The Dead Daisies.

With a hard working ethic that sees him constantly out on the road either with The Dead Daisies or as a solo artist, he was delighted when Mighty Music offered him the opportunity to release an album that could propel his own brand of music to a wider public.

“I am really excited about the release of this album. It will be my first collection of new songs in seven years! I have been extremely busy with the Dead Daisies since 2013 so when the opportunity to get some new music together came along, I jumped at it! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it as I did recording it!” says Marco.

The album was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes/Mike Tramp/Electric Guitars) at the helm. The Soren/Marco collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in the studio, writing and producing some of the finest new rock songs that are screaming out to be heard through a radio somewhere in the world.

“VIVA LA ROCK!! Is a celebration of Music, Life & Rock & Roll, Peace and Love!” states Marco.

With the title track ‘Viva La Rock’ thrusting out of the speakers as a worthy invitation to come and listen, Marco then takes you on a rollercoaster of musical emotions and sounds with a number of potential hit singles like ‘Rocketman’, ‘Sue is on the Run’ and the ballad ‘Leah’. With a cauldron full of influences caressing Marcos Rock sound including blues, funk and R and B, there is something for everyone that loves great music, and for good measure there a little of his past thrown in with a visit to ‘Chinatown’ from Thin Lizzy, complete with a guest appearance by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus and Danish star Mike Tramp on additional vocals, then the Ted Nugent cover ‘Hey Baby’. Throw it on your stereo or iPod and turn it up loud, you know you want to! 

"Viva La Rock" is a major priority release for Scandinavia's premier rock/metal label Mighty Music, who in recent years has grown to become one of the more important record labels within the genre worldwide, not least due to succesful releases with The Tygers Of Pan Tang, Mike Tramp and Blitzkrieg.

"Viva La Rock" is to be released on the 2nd of March 2018 on ltd. colour LP, CD and digital and on the 19th of January the title song from the album will be out as single and music video.

Marco Mendoza will support the "Viva La Rock" album with a European tour, which is currently being booked:

17.2. GER-Schwerin, Speicher
24.2  DK-Copenhagen, Halmtorvet 9
09.3. GER-Bückeburg, Schraub-Bar
10.3. GER-Isernhagen, Bluesgarage
13.3. GER-Hamburg, Hardrock Café
14.3. GER-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
16.3. GER-Viersen, Rockschicht

More dates across Europe to be added very soon!

Κυριακή 7 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Black Space Riders - Amoretum Vol. 1 (2018)

RELEASE 26 January 2018

German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS will release new LP Amoretum Vol. 1 on January 26, 2018. The LP can be pre-ordered on all digital platforms, including Bandcamp, as well as at www.blackspaceriders.com/shop
The internationally acclaimed predecessor Refugeeum brought BLACK SPACE RIDERS renown with its mixture of thoughtful, sensitive themes and hard, atmospheric rock. Two years have passed since then, two years in which the world has not necessarily become a better place in the eyes of most people.
War, terror, displacement, destruction, rejection and nationalism dominate the headlines. Or, as a wise little green fellow once said: "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
"All you need is love", countered the BEATLES in 1967. The response of BLACK SPACE RIDERS in 2018 is Amoretum, a made-up word comprising "amor" and "arboretum" to symbolize a protective garden and a germ seed of love. And so the new song cycle of BLACK SPACE RIDERS is all about the conflict between fear-hate-rejection-darkness on the one hand, and love-empathy-care-light on the other.  For, how else should we overcome hate, if not with love?
Musically, this conflict is consistently put into practice by a band that beats its own path and is constantly developing. The electronic experiments of the Beyond Regugeeum EP of 2016 have been reduced sonically and cleverly integrated into the powerfully sounding songs. Between fat, dirty riffs and trippy delays, everything that sounds good is allowed; the album is interspersed with a flowing groove throughout and an ever-present atmosphere that embraces the listener. Heavy, sometimes proggy, often psychedelic, always engaging and almost catchy and danceable, Amoretum Vol. 1 takes us by the hand, shows us the dark side, and then wants to give us the hope back that we so often painfully miss.
The album flows from song to song as if from a single cast. The listener wonders after 45 minutes whether everything is really already over, and wants to go back to the beginning again immediately. 
But of course everything is not over after 45 minutes in the world of BLACK SPACE RIDERS. The band also announces a second chapter for 2018 ... Amoretum Vol. 2 is waiting for us, while we are looking forward to Amoretum Vol 1.

Track List:
1. Lovely Lovelie
2. Another Sort of Homecoming
3. Soul Shelter (Inside of Me)
4. Movements
5. Come and Follow
6. Friends Are Falling
7. Fire! Fire! (Death of a Giant)
8. Fellow Peacemakers

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



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