Κυριακή, 24 Ιουνίου 2018

The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough (2018)


Release Date: 29.06.2018

Has the NFO completely lost it?

It started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the band’s founding members, Björn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar), somewhere on one of those endless American highways in the middle of a SOILWORK tour. The original idea was to create a soundtrack for their own journey, something that you could listen to when everyone else was sick of listening to »Detroit Rock City«, »Goodbye Girl« and »Born To Run«. With the mission identified, the guys set out to handpick the perfect musicians to share and fulfill that same vision…and it took them a few years. But eventually, they found Sharlee D’Angelo (bass, ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and many others), Richard Larsson (keys), Jonas Källsbäck (drums) and Sebastian Forslund (guitar, percussion). And as fate would have it, the first time they all got in a room together and started playing, the magic was instantaneous.

The band released their first two albums, »Internal Affairs« and »Skyline Whispers«, on Coroner Records, which both were critically acclaimed and built them a reputation in certain circles but they wanted and needed something more. The band managed to take things next level when they signed to Nuclear Blast and released their latest pièce de résistance, »Amber Galactic«. The album was deservedly awarded Album of the Month in several European rock magazines, as well as securing the band a Swedish Grammy nomination, which then culminated in an euphoric European tour in the fall/winter of 2017.

This year, they’re back with their new album, »Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough«, taking the band even further. This album has all the catchy tunes, the musical artistry and the inimitable Swedish melancholy - everything’s still slightly over the top and there’s even more for you to love.

„Don’t forget, the NFO is your band, there to cheer you on when you’re attending a party you know you shouldn’t, to nurse you through the hangover, to comfort you when you realize that you’re probably too old for this. But you’re not, and neither are we! Hang on in there, and we’ll show you a way to die with your beret on and your dignity still intact.“

»Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough« contains everything you need to survive in the slightly confusing demographic landscape of adulthood, and however much trouble you’re in, there’s always a female space commander whose circumstances make your woes pale in comparison.

„If you want nice music and to have a good time, listen to whatever you want to. If you want to experience uninhibited euphoria and high jinks, listen to the NFO! We won’t be there to help you, but we’ll provide an interesting soundtrack to your experience.“

Can you handle it?

Line up:
Björn Strid | Vocals
David Andersson| Guitars
Sharlee D‘Angelo | Bass
Richard Larsson | Keyboard
Sebastian Forslund | Guitars, Percussion
Jonas Källsbäck | Drums

Tracklist:
01. This Time 4:52
02. Turn To Miami 4:54
03. Paralyzed 5:15
04. Sometimes The World Ain't Enough 4:33
05. Moments Of Thunder 4:26
06. Speedwagon 3:22
07. Lovers In The Rain 4:09
08. Can't Be That Bad 3:40
09. Pretty Thing Closing In 4:30
10. Barcelona 5:30
11. Winged And Serpentine 3:41
12. The Last Of The Independent Romantics 9:17


Σάββατο, 23 Ιουνίου 2018

Wonderworld - Wonderworld III (2018)


In October 2017, Wonderworld started recording their 3rd album… simply to be called; III (following the numeric theme of the previous releases I and II). Even though there is influence from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC and Rush in the mix, the band have their own musical style and have created a solid combination of old and new influences sprinkled with their own spices to forge a melting pot of rock music.
The basic tracks are more or less live with adding vocals, the occasional solos and a bit of keyboards. It was important to the band to retain their traditional live feel on the album, because that’s what Wonderworld is all about; the energy created by 3 guys in a single room getting off on their sound and emotions!

All the songs are written by Roberto Tiranti & Ken Ingwersen and the album is produced and mixed by Ken Ingwersen. The group recorded most of the album in Lionheart studio in Oslo, Norway with engineer Øyvind Larsen in over just a few days. III is mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room, Stockholm. Björn has mastered many international acts like Rammstein, Britney Spears and Meshuggah. Special guest on this album is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Jorn) on hammond and keyboards.

Wonderworld III | Released June 19th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records



Track Listing:
01. Background Noises | 02. Stormy Night | 03. Big Word | 04. Crying Out For Freedom | 05. A Mountain Left To Climb | 06. Brand New Man | 07. Rebellion | 08. The Last Frontier | 09. Stay Away From Me | 10. There Must Be More

Wonderworld are:
Roberto Tiranti – Vocals/Bass | Ken Ingwersen – Guitars/Backing vocals | Tom Arne Fossheim – Drums/Backing vocals


http://www.wonderworld.no/

Παρασκευή, 22 Ιουνίου 2018

Dead Shape Figure - Cacoëthes (2018)


Finnish, Helsinki-based metal band Dead Shape Figure will release their anticipated fourth album 'Cacoëthes' on June 8th 2018 via Inverse Records. It's been five years since their latest studio album 'Opus Victoria' was released. The band guarantees that the upcoming album is the best DSF ever!

”Cacoëthes is simply the best Dead Shape Figure Ever. It took some time but now it's very easy to stand behind our music and lyrics" comments the band's singer Galzi.




Line-up:
* Galzi - Vocals
* Juhani Flinck - Guitar
* Niki Jurmu - Guitar
* Ari Niemi - Bass
* Mohkis - Drums

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/deadshapefigure
https://twitter.com/DeadShapeFigure




Πέμπτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2018

LIPZ - SCARYMAN (2018)


Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the signing of Swedish glamsters Lipz, for the release of their brand new album "Scaryman". The history of Lipz begins back in 2011, when Klintberg bros Alexander (Vocals, Guitar) and Koffe (Drums) decided to build up a new band together with their best friend Conny Svärd (Guitar). The band immediately started the research for a suitable frontman, but after some unsuccessful tries Alexander decided to pick up the mic himself, becoming immediately the perfect fit for the group. With this line-up, Lipz entered the studio to
begin the recordings of their own material. Their first single "Ghost Town" was released in September 2012, followed three years after by their official EP called "Psycho". An endless research for a stable bass-player slowed down the process of making a full studio album, which took three years to be finally completed (with Alexander handling the bass duties himself).
Label Manager Stefano Gottardi says:  "Since Oscar Burato and myself founded Street Symphonies Records back in 2008, our first priority has always been scouting the underground scene looking for young and promising bands, especially those with cool music, right attitude and a great look. In 2011 we stumbled upon Lipz for the first
time, and we immediately contacted the guys to discuss the release of a record: sadly it never happened, especiallyfor some unexpected changes they were making to their sound at that time. When a few months ago we heard that they were finally recording their debut album, and that it would have been inspired by their "original" sound, we
immediately contacted them, in order to resume the negotiations interrupted years before. After listening for the first time to "Scaryman", we had no doubt: it was exactly the kind of record we wanted to hear from Lipz! The revival of glam rock, started in the second half of 2000s, caused an invasion of new bands (most of them coming
from Sweden), but today the 95% of those acts no longer exists, while just few are being born these days. Lipz are among the few convincing young leading figures of this scene: they have the mood, the refrains, the right look and the needed attitude. But most of all they show off that cool mix of extravagance and madness which promises to
bring you back in time, when this entertaining rock style ruled the charts being literally the soundtrack of our youth".
"Scaryman" is set for release on June 1, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, and it will be available in CD, CD Ltd. Personalized Edition (exclusively @ www.rocktemple.it ) and in all digital / streaming platforms. CD version will feature liner notes written by Brian Rademacher, editor in chief of web magazine RockEyez.



TRACKLIST
01. The Awakening
02. Scaryman
03. Star
04. Get Up On The Stage
05. Fight
06. Get It On
07. Falling Away
08. Tick Tock
09. Trouble In Paradise
10. Everytime I Close My Eyes
(Acoustic Bonus)

LIPZ IS:
Alex K: Vocals, Guitar
Koffe K: Drums
Conny S: Guitar

http://www.facebook.com/lipzband
http://www.lipzband.com/

Τετάρτη, 20 Ιουνίου 2018

Free From Sin - II (2018)


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Free From Sin’s self-titled debut album was released in mid 2015.  After good sales, reviews and press feedback, the Swedish based group is now back with a vengeance and with a new record called “Free From Sin II”!
The band has added new band members to the line-up which resulted in a much darker & heavier sounding release in comparison to the first one. Free From Sin is again going back to basics, with a classical 5 piece line-up, with hammond organ, guitar, bass & drums together with aggressively vivid vocals and now is featuring Per Englund (ex-Blacksmith, vocals), Patrik Lämborg (guitars), Fredrik Strömberg (keyboards), Ulf Kronsell (bass) and Paul Ekdahl (drums).
There is a clear message and thought throughout the lyrics, this in combination with massive guitar riffs will for sure capture the listener's attention and mind...….cast the second stone!
With strong influences from Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Iron Maiden etc., Free From Sin is again merging these ingredients in riff- based songs together with a modern sound. “II” was again produced by Mankan Sedenberg with Free From Sin at Pama Studios, Sweden.
Line-up: Per Englund (vocals), Patrik Lämborg (guitars), Fredrik Strömberg (keyboards), Ulf Kronsell (bass), Paul Ekdahl (drums)



Web: www.freefromsin.net

Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουνίου 2018

PROJECT EVIL - Project Evil (2018)


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RELEASE 24 August 2018

Each band member of Project Evil has been individually active on the national rock and metal scene for about twenty years but it was only in 2016 that they joined together in the Project Evil band. After a little more than a year they started playing live and the excellent feedback they obtained both during and after their shows convinced them to professionally produce this album.

The concept of all the songs starts from the lyrics: they really like their music to be some kind of a soundtrack for the stories they tell so that it could help anyone listening to the songs to be attuned to atmosphere of that particular track. Just close your eyes and make a journey through time and space with Project Evil.

Project Evil are mainly a Classic Heavy Metal and Doom Metal band with a lot of effort put into arrangements and melody, with Thrash and Epic Metal elements. The inspiration mainly comes from artists like Iron Maiden, Candlemass, Judas Priest, and Manowar but also from bands as Metallica, Overkill, and Slayer, overall embracing all the Heavy sound.



Project Evil are:
Gianni Iapichino : Voice
Rosin Alberto : Guitar
Stefano Chiavini : Guitar
Niccolò Falciani : Bass
Nico Cempini : Drums

Σάββατο, 16 Ιουνίου 2018

Silent Winter - The War Is Here (EP 2018)


Silent Winter was initially formed in the midlle of 90's in the city of volos(central Greece).Back then the band recorded and released two demo tapes "Silent Winter" and "War of an Angel"...also played some gigs and appeared in local festivals...

This year the band was reformed with 4 new members and released an ep with 5 songs. One of them is a new version of an old demo song (far away)which also is their first video clip with bob katsionis as director.



The band members are Kiriakos balanos-guitars, themis karvelis -guitars,mike livas -vocals,giorgos loukakis-bass,john antonopoulos-drums,achilles a-keyboards.



They release their first video with bob katsionis company.



Links :
https://www.facebook.com/Silent-Winter-228212771053965/

SHADES OF SORROW - Ascension (2018)



The fourth release from Canadian rockers Shades Of Sorrow is titled Ascension and it’s full of heavy, groovy riffs, soaring vocals, even some acoustic songs, that takes you on a dynamic journey filled with peaks and valleys. Each song on the album has it’s own personality but still plays front to back for a seamless musical experience. Ascension also has a collaboration with the hip hop band The Cauldron Project on the track Move. The album was recorded over a two year period at the band’s “One Eyed Cat” studio. It was mixed by Danny Bourgeois at Pump’kn Patch Studios. The mastering was done by Michael Bourgeois. Initially released independently on Shades Of Sorrow’s own label, it’s now getting a well deserved worldwide release via Sliptrick Records.

Ascension is a 10-track album filled with musical hills and valleys, ranging from delicate to deadly. With elements of Thrash, Prog, and even Punk, as well as a strong melodic presence, it combines old and new into a dynamic collection of catchy and gritty songs with an overall genre-bending feel.

“Along with great studio sound quality this album is great to listen to if you’re looking for a band who’s concerned more with writing great songs with feeling than trying to fit into any particular scene or genre.”
Mettalworx

“Upon my initial spin of the record, it reminded me of Evanescence without the nu­metal and the self­destructive part of it. The 8th track ‘Move’ is a collaboration and it’ goes full nu­metal.
It sent me back to 2002 again. I’ll say no more – play it yourself and find out what the fuck is going on.”
Without Remorse Webzine

“Ascension is the neo sound of this Progressive Metal generation. Coming from all four directions, these four musicians bring their unique talents together to form a sound like no other. Monise Ouellette’s vocals is a uninque blend when combinded with the rich bass of Julien Leblanc. The two alone create perfection in harmony. Add Mike Taylor’s wizardry on the guitar and it spells out pure progressive metal. Not leaving out Pascal Deslongchamps on the drums, delicate in Acsension and Fall From Grace, and turning it up on On a Hot Summer Night. Parade of Lunatics is a wicked harmony between bass and guitar. Rounding it out with the vocals and drums, purely progressive. Skyblazer, what can I say. Flat out kicks ass. Very powerful and intense desire from each artist, incredible, is an understanement. Sleepless gives me goose bumps. Extremely well excecuted. A beautiful song. People should put the headphones on and listen………. to the whole song.”
Lyle Sloane, The Rock Asylum



Ascension | Released June 12th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Into The Nightmare | 02. On A Hot Summer Night | 03. Soul Hyperdrive | 04. Fall From Grace | 05. Ascension | 06. Parade Of Lunatics | 07. Tome Of Deceptions | 08. Move [with The Cauldron Project] | 09. Skyblazer | 10. Sleepless

Shades Of Sorrow are:
Monise Ouellette – Vocals | Mike Taylor – Guitars | Pascal Deslongchamps – Drums | Julien Leblanc – Bass

http://www.shadesofsorrow.ca/

Παρασκευή, 15 Ιουνίου 2018

Black Space Riders - Amoretum Vol. 2 (2018)


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RELEASE 27 July 2018

What, already?

Fresh on the heels of the January 2018 release of Amoretum Vol. 1, German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS are back with its follow-up, Amoretum Vol. 2.

The songs on Amoretum Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 were composed during the summer of 2017, and subsequently recorded and produced in a single rush of creativity. The band decided to release the more than two hours of music that came from their three-month writing session in two different parts. As BLACK SPACE RIDERS’ 6th album, Amoretum Vol. 2 is a continuation - a second book - but it also exists as a completely autonomous work.

Is Vol. 2 the rebellious older sister of Vol. 1, or the young, untamed brother? Maybe …

Amoretum Vol. 2 explores the tension between darkness (fear, hate, rejection) and light (empathy, love, acceptance). The albums were titled Amoretum – a blend of “Amor” (or Cupid, as translated from German) and “Arboretum” – as a symbolic reference to the sanctuary of nature and love. While this concept applies to both albums, Vol. 2 is a storm raging through the Garden of Love!

A wild, 14-track ride awaits. Hard, fast heavy rockers morph into new wave indie sounds and even postpunk loses its “post.” Psychedelic triphop meets dub reggae roots and then ends in a loud rush of psychedelic riffs.

Sonically, Amoretum Vol. 2 delivers a massive, atmospheric, hypnotic, sometimes raw and sometimes tender sound. This, with all the joy of experimentation, is held together by a band that never wants to stop. With all the movement and all the detours, Vol. 2 still manages to sound like one coherent entity. The common thread is in the sound, groove, melody and atmosphere that permeates everything and leads you through this epic journey.

BLACK SPACE RIDERS will release Amoretum Vol. 2 July 27 on double vinyl (w/ CD), digipack CD and digital formats.

Music written and arranged by JE and C.RIP with SEB, SLI, MEI and SAQ
Lyrics by JE & SEB
Produced by ROLE and JE
Recorded July-September 2017 by Role Wiegner at »Die Tonmeisterei« (Oldenburg)
Mixed & mastered November 2017 by Role Wiegner at »Die Tonmeisterei« (Oldenburg)
Cover by Jakob Maser, Band photography by Hanno H. Endres



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


www.blackspaceriders.com
@BlackSpaceRider
www.facebook.com/BlackSpaceRiders
www.youtube.com/user/blackspaceride

Τετάρτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2018

D.Ni.L - Boy. Inside (2018)


"I always enjoy album reviews, the main reason being that I can really dig deep into the artist and invest some time listening to something from start to finish, a rarity in today’s fast paced music world.

Firstly, I learnt that D.Ni.L was born in my hometown of Croydon (now based in York), so felt an immediate connection with him, and secondly, I discovered that this whole project is part of a larger escape from an addiction to drink and drugs, as well as homelessness. From that moment I was drawn into routing for the material to be decent and I wasn’t disappointed.
‘Boy. Inside’ is a presentation of incredibly raw ideas fitting the unsigned / underground / emerging indie rap/rock scene mixed with hard hitting subject matters but all framed with the polished delivery of an established mainstream artist. One of my favourite things about the album’s overall production and arrangement is that there aren’t many 3.30 standard fillers that don’t say anything, each track is full of intrigue, with unexpected direction changes, chord drops and intricate bridges. That would say to me that this is an artist brimming full of ideas with the strength to try throwing things together in a methodical, well considered way.

The album’s opening gambit ‘Glue’ could be introduction to D.Ni.L and what you are about to experience (and it is an experience), swiftly followed by ‘Summer Fool’ which merges huge guitar riffs, emphasized by a monstrous bass line. Its aggressive, in your face and full of mosh pit opportunities. But if you were thinking that this album was limited to that, you are well and truly mistaken. For me the clear stand out highlight of this whole piece is ‘Without You’, a sense of calm in a sea of face-melting fuzz guitar, snares and organic verses, well for the majority of it, you can’t completely be too far away from those hard hitting riffs. It’s such a stripped curveball and that says just as much about the artist as it does the whole project. Some tracks do have a lot going on which can dilute how much the listener takes in vocals wise but it’s almost as like he’s said ok everyone sit down a second, listen to what I have to say.



The title track ‘Boy Inside’ plays with core emotions and leads the charge with an accompanying video. It’s the type of track that gives space to the lyricism before really kicking off, things to say passionately before what feels like a huge chorus release.
Finding quality deep cuts on albums are very rewarding and another one worth a mention is ‘Eager Eyes’ which, in a good way, doesn’t fit the rest of the album as the composition is very Biffy Clyro / Foo Fighters / Stone Roses influenced with catchy riffs flowing effortlessly with strings and vintage keys. It’s such a good track but was so unexpected. This is an excellent thing for an album. Unpredictability.

The further you make your way through the album, the more mature it becomes. It’s almost as though the artist becomes more comfortable and confident with their skills and talent. Something you can tell from the length of the tracks, early doors we go right for the jugular, in your face, welcome to my world and  then it finds a middle ground of keeping you engaged and throwing you enough twists and turns without impacting  the overall piece.
Overall D.Ni.L feels like an artist with a million things to say and wants to do it a million different ways. ‘Boy. Inside’ is a journey that begins highly energetic and then pleasantly floats away into another direction of maturity and musicianship. The core desire to spit lyrics and rock out is there but it appears to have been elevated by intricate bridges and inclusion of softer tones. The great contradiction that only a creative could present, always looking for more. Understanding what this guy has been through, to put out a project like this is inspiring. Certainly made my evening."
-Album Review by Souterrain



Summer 2016 … at a homeless hostel in York, and with over 20 years of addiction as inspiration, D.Ni.L began his multi-instrumental solo project, and started working on his first album: “This In’t A Party” (May 2017), followed by “Suicide In Sips” (November 2017) and now the third album, just released: “Boy. Inside”
The artist’s name, D.Ni.L (pronounced denial) symbolizes how D.Ni.L started off his journey of recovery through music, with bravado and a sense of dark-glamour, in denial of the sordid reality of his life as an addict.  Fusing elements of post-rock, rap, math-rock, indie and metal – D.Ni.L’s influences are eclectic, ranging from Deftones and Slint to Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, to Plan B and Eminem.
Covering a diverse range of styles – “Boy. Inside” profiles D.Ni.L as the Industrial-Rapper, as well as D.Ni.L,  the experimental Post-Metal-Rocker. Widely varied musically, D.Ni.L’s central lyrical theme is always the same: the lived experience of being a drug addict.  Without this knowledge, the listener might be forgiven for thinking D.Ni.L expresses the age-old theme of love/hate, and relationships where he has been treated  badly, abusively even –but  this is not the case, the ‘you’ addressed in D.Ni.L’s lyrics, is often alcohol, or other drugs personified.
The second video-single to be released from the album (“Glue” was the first), the title track “Boy. Inside” explores the theme of how addiction stunts personality and growth.
Having found a new way to live in recovery, D.Ni.L has been writing prolifically and shows no signs of letting up, with a fourth album in the pipeline for release before the year is out.
The 11-track album “Boy. Inside” is available to stream on all major platforms, and/or purchased as a limited-edition CD album featuring 16-page lyric-booklet, from 15th June.  All tracks can be previewed/downloaded, and the CD can be purchased and previewed at D.Ni.L’s official website https://www.d-ni-l.com/


Τρίτη, 12 Ιουνίου 2018

BLACK SWAMP WATER - Distant Thunder (2018)


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RELEASE 24 August 2018

Black Swamp Water is old school hard rock and heavy metal with obvious references to the bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Corrosion Of Conformity and with a howdy to the southern rock scene.

The Tue Madsen produced- & mixed debut album “Chapter One” from 2016 gave the band a reputation as a highly energetic live act with great reviews and airplays to follow on both MyRock and National Danish Radio.

Two years after the debut album Black Swamp Water is now ready to release their second album “Distant Thunder” to the world through Mighty Music on August 24th.

An album rich on strong hooks, groovy vibes and southern rock inspired riffs. With 11 songs recorded/mixed/mastered by Christian Bonde Sørensen at CB Studios and produced by him and the band themselves, Black Swamp Water is ready to set another mark on the hard rock and metal scene coming from Denmark.

Black Swamp Water features Kim Langkjær Jensen, former drummer of death metal bands Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed and Koldborn. Other than Kim, the band consists of singer Bjørn Bølling Nyholm, bass player Jeppe Birch Friis, and the two guitarists Jan Geert and Martin Lykke Hansen.

 

Line-up:
Vocals: Bjørn Bølling Nyholm
Guitars: Jan Geert & Martin Lykke Hansen
Bass: Jeppe Birch Friis
Drums: Kim Langkjær Jensen

www.facebook.com/BlackSwampWater

Catalog:
Chapter One (2016)
Distant Thunder (2018)

Κυριακή, 10 Ιουνίου 2018

Dyecrest - Are You Not Entertained? (2018)


The Finnish band Dyecrest’s history goes back as far as 1993, when Niko, Jukka and Pirkka played together for the first time. Years later, in 2001, Dyecrest was born. In 2003 the band participated in the competition called Young Metal Gods, which was held by the Noise Records / Sanctuary Group together with several European metal magazines. Dyecrest ended up second, and got a record deal with Noise/Sanctuary.

Debut album The Way of Pain was released in January 2004, got received very well by the media and the audience, and was followed by a full length European tour supporting W.A.S.P (US) together with DragonForce (UK). Everything seemed to be ok until the Sanctuary group was faced with some financial problems and they got rid of all small bands. Couple of guys from Noise Records founded a new company (Dockyard1) and Dyecrest got signed to them. The second album, This Is My World (2005), was however a bit of a disappointment both to the band and to the company, as well it was to the audience. Until 2008 the band kept doing gigs and writing new songs, but then they decided to go on a hiatus. It was in 2011 when guys from the band started to play together again, and in 2013, Dyecrest was “reformed”. At that time the idea was born to record the songs that weren’t properly done, plus maybe even to write some new songs, too.

The new album is taking shape

In the spring on 2016 Dyecrest started the recordings of the new album. - At first the only goal we had was to be able to finally release an album that would – for the first time – please ourselves. But, when the project went on and the songs were starting to take shape, the ambition grew up and we found out we really had something in our hands, the band members state now, more or less two years later. Originally the band started recording the album with the band’s original singer Janne Oksanen. But, despite the fact that he is a great singer in his own style, the band’s songwriting had taken steps towards the style, where also more aggressive style of singing is needed. After recording the album once with Janne, the band decided to search for help with the heavier songs. The call for help was heard by one of the most convincing singers on the metal-scene, Björn “Speed” Strid from Soilwork!

So, when the album was mixed and mastered, and ready to be released, the band started the chase not only for the company to release the album, but also for a new singer. Dyecrest found this young and talented Helsinki –based guy Mikael Salo through his YouTube channel, and guys we’re immediately convinced. Luckily, Salo said yes to the band’s inquiry, and so, Dyecrest entered the studio once more, to record again all the songs, except the ones that were sung by Björn and the ballad Nuku vaan, which is sung in Finnish by Elisa de Boer. Also Red Alert was re-recorded to be a duet between Björn and Mikael.



Mikael’s skills were found out to be that good, that the band wanted him to be the new frontman of Dyecrest. And furthermore, they decided to keep Mikael’s tracks on the album, which meant that those songs had to be re-mixed and the whole album to be re-mastered…!

But now, all the hard work is paying back! The whole album is ready, and it will be released May 25th (Inverse Records). Singles from the album are First Born Angel (released 1.2.2018), Red Alert (1.3.2018) and Fading/Reaching (release date 17.5.2018). Fading/Reaching will be the band’s first music video ever, too!

Dyecrest:
Mikael Salo: lead vocals
Matti Pasanen: guitar, backing vocals
Henri Arola: guitar, backing vocals
Pirkka Ohlis: keys, guitar, backing vocals
Jukka Matilainen: bass Niko Takala: drums



Σάββατο, 9 Ιουνίου 2018

PACINO - FALLEN AMERICA (2018)


Sneakout Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian alternative rockers Pacino for the release of their first studio album.
Born few years ago by the meeting between drummer Douglas D'Este (Moofloni), guitar-player Francesco Bozzato and keyboardist Bruno Zocca (Aldo Tagliapietra, Criminal Tango), Pacino felt since from the beginning the need of exploring new territories for finding a personal and distinctive sound, opting for the use of synth-bass lines instead
than the classic bass guitar.
The line-up was soon completed with the adding of singer Mattia Briggi (X-Ray Life). The band entered Fox Studio in 2017 to start the recording of their first studio album, which was mixed and mastered one year after by Oscar Burato in his Atomic Stuff Studio.
In 2018 Pacino signed a deal with Sneakout Records for the worldwide release of their debut album "Fallen America", which is scheduled for June 1, 2018. The first single, "Out Of The Cage", is launched in May with an official videoclip, directed by independent video maker Leonardo Amati.



TRACKLIST
01. Fallen America
02. Lately
03. Lifestyle
04. Desert Trip
05. Out Of The Cage
06. Iknusa
07. The Misanthrope
08. Under My Feet

PACINO IS:
Mattia Briggi: Vocals
Francesco Bozzato: Guitars
Bruno Zocca: Keyboards, Synths
Douglas D'Este: Drums



Τρίτη, 5 Ιουνίου 2018

Gunjack - Totally Insane (2018)


Italian metal/rock ‘n’ roll act Gunjack invite you to their own personal kind of party with the release of their debut album Totally Insane, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in both the digital and the physical CD formats.
Gunjack are just three guys, all metal-heads and fans of old school metal that produce a piercing, powerful sound. The band are influenced by the classic old school mindset and the way of playing of the big bands such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many others of their ilk. Gunjack use their musical background to merge the old riffs with a new, modern sound.
And so it is without finesse and good manners that Gunjack hit your ears with a mix of Rock’n’roll and a one fingered salute of heavy metal. Totally Insane is the title of their new album, produced by Gunjack, recorded and mixed at A.D.S.R. Studio and by Carlo Meroni. If you want to listen to this riot, there should be only one rule …make it loud!
Totally Insane | Released May 22nd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Track Listing:
01. 4B4Y | 02. Totally Insane | 03. Black Mark | 04. Bloodbath | 05. Into The Fire | 06. Seven | 07. Old Guard | 08. Cry Of Demon | 09. Iron Cross | 10. Mr. Daniels | 11. Outro
Gunjack are:
Mr.Messerschmitt – Lead vocals/Bass | Gamma Mörser – Lead guitar/Backing vocals | M47 – Drum propeller/Backing vocals
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JUPITER HOLLOW - AHDOMN (2018)


One of Toronto's favourite ambient progressive metal / rock duo JUPITER HOLLOW have released a new music video for their 16 minute opus "Null Without Praise" featured on their new album "AHDOMN".

"AHDOMN" is the continuation of JUPITER HOLLOW's highly praised debut EP "Odyssey" and features two new epic songs, "Mandating Our Existence" and "Null Without Praise", each over 10 minutes to join previously released tracks "Ascending", "Hades Heart", "Deep In Space" and "Over 50 Years" to complete as one progressive adventure.

In addition to the release of "ADOHMN", JUPITER HOLLOW want fans to really understand the world that inspires them with the launch of "The Odyssey Experience", an all free encounter for fans to sign up to at http://www.jupiterhollow.ca/jointheodyssey where they have unlimited access on a day to day adventure to the behind the scenes concepts and stories plus songwriting along with getting the entire "Odyssey" EP for free.

"When joining the Odyssey Experience, we will be giving you our entire Odyssey EP for free, day by day, in every format you might need from ultra high wav, to mp3, soundcloud stream you name it, with never before access to the concept of each song, the making of each song, in studio recording, us setting up for the music videos…. Everything we have on our hard drives that we have relating to the songs and what went into them, we want you to have over 5 days. We’ll want your feedback on everything we’ve done so we can keep improving for the next time." says JH's Grant MacKenzie. "And even if you don’t take this offer, we just want to say that there’s no pressure and thanks so much for listening up until this point, even if you don’t come with us we want to say that you’re the reason we’re able to continue doing this. So thanks again for watching, you can sign up to the Odyssey Experience below and we can't wait to see how this whole thing turns out."



Track Listing:
1. Ascending (2:46)
2. Hades Heart (4:31)
3. Deep In Space (5:05)
4. Over 50 Years (5:00)
5. Mandating Our Existence (10:29)
6. Null Without Praise (16:32)
Album Length: 44:26

JUPITER HOLLOW is:
Grant MacKenzie (guitar, bass, synth)
Kenny Parry (vocals, drums, synth/keys)




Δευτέρα, 4 Ιουνίου 2018

Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol.1 (2018)


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RELEASE 29 June 2018

AOR HEAVEN is currently gearing up to release the first of two retrospective albums highlighting the music of Jean Beauvoir beginning in the summer of 2018. Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 feature songs from his solo career including his International multi-platinum debut "Drums Along the Mohawk" album, from his band Crown Of Thorns, his band Voodoo X, which also made music and video history, some fan favorites and a couple of unreleased singles which are a part of several soon to be released projects. AOR HEAVEN will begin releasing his follow up album Jean Beauvoir" Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 by the end of 2018, beginning of 2019. The songs on both albums will be remastered.
Beauvoir is also working with best selling British author Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code) on a new book which will capture his storied career in music and entertainment. The iconic Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been an ongoing major influence on US and International pop culture in music, sports, film and TV; including several cartoons; influences that are still being seen and heard today. As a member of the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk band ever and a longtime songwriter and producer for the Ramones, hailed as the greatest Punk band in the world, Jean Beauvoir is forever linked to two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Plasmatics during their most successful and revolutionary time in music and is the only member of the Plasmatics who went onto a successful solo, production and writing career with over 40-million records sold to date and featured on over 240 albums.
Music from his solo debut album 'Drums Along the Mohawk' was hand picked by Sylvester Stallone for the film Cobra which led to Beauvoir making a deal with Al Teller (President of Paramount Pictures). Through working closely with Branson, Stallone and Teller, Cobra received the highest advertising budget for a Hollywood film to date at the time featuring the single "Feel the Heat" as its title track.
Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been featured in other well known, successful films throughout his career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King). He has continued writing (and/or) producing hits with other artist’s such as KISS, Lionel Ritchie, Desmond Child and others; more recently with Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop super group Shinee whose single "Crazy Guilty Pleasure" hit #1 on Billboard's World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and topped the charts across Asia.
Today, the Plasmatics and the Ramones are hailed as two of the most revolutionary bands of the twentieth century. They are the original O.G. Punks and the Godfather's and Grand Dame (Wendy O. Williams) of Punk & Metal. Today, Jean Beauvoir is also recognized as "One of the Most Influential Black Rockers of All Time" by Guitar World Magazine and is one of the most successful bass guitarists in American music.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002) and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). The Plasmatics are featured in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame (2017). Jean Beauvoir continues to write, record and produce solo projects as well as collaborate with other artist's in various genres, while staying active in film and television projects both as an actor and/or executive producer. He is currently working with American author Bill Doyle and world class illustrator Nicola Anderson on a children's book to be released soon. Jean Beauvoir is a producer of the ground breaking film "The Killer's Requiem" set for release in 2019 and is currently reviewing several scripts submitted for future film roles while finalizing other projects set for release in 2018/2019.


Von Baltzer - Cultural Daze (2018)


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Von Baltzer “Cultural Daze” has everything for the classic AOR rock fans wrapped up in a modernized production by Von Baltzer and a first class vintage rock mix by Swedish producer Magnus Johansson. While the each song captures remnants of the 80’s & 90s best rock artists from Asia, Bon Jovi, Boston, Toto & a musical hint of Yes, Von Baltzer clearly have a unique style & individual sound, while still appealing to fans of Bad English, Journey & Rainbow alike. “Cultural Daze” comprises of 10 memorable heart felt rock tracks, a must for classic rock radio DJ’s and fans worldwide with some of the most amazing performances by Rocks 1st class musicianship from across Europe!

Produced by Von Baltzer this impressive debut album now delivers this memorable “back to the roots” melodic classic rock debut album with 10 co-written songs by guitarist Christian Kjellström (Atlantis/ RockXPress) and Erik Palmqvist (Pork from Cork Ireland, Mickey Slim Band); music & lyrics by vocalist Ian Parry Rock Emporium, Consortium Project, Elegy, Ayreon). Drummer Magnus Jacobson (Miss Behaviour, Claes Yngström) completes the band’s line-up. Per Ramsby (Tribute, Foundation) guests on keyboards.

“Cultural Daze” addresses recent issues in the world media and is a view of life in a multi cultural society. A heartfelt search for a way forward during these turbulent times influencing our lives and what lies ahead for society in the future.

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Κυριακή, 3 Ιουνίου 2018

Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia - Bulletproof (2018)


Release date: June 15, 2018

Hard rock project Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia have finally unveiled the details of their debut album as a band: ‘Bulletproof’ will be released on June 15th via Musicarchy Media.

Rockstar Frame has already released one album ‘Rock N Roll Mafia’ in 2015 with a different line-up, while for Kiara Laetitia this will be her 6thstudio album. In December 2017, they decided to join forces and blend their respective worlds in Rockstar Frame + Kiara Laetitia and released controversial Christmas single ‘Christmas Rape’.

As stated by both Kiara Laetitia and Rockstar Frame on their social media, these months haven’t been easy on them, as Rockstar Frame had to undergo a complete change in line-up and more recently Kiara was victim of a phone hack which made international news.

The title ‘Bulletproof’ comes with no surprise and represents a statement on how the band overcame all the difficulties and is now stronger than ever. The album was produced by Max Klein at Temple Of Rock Studios. Album cover was created by Max Klein.



‘Bulletproof’ tracklisting:
Time Bomb
Ready Goodbye
Human Starvation
Luv Calamity
Interlude
Suicide
French Madness
Indestructible
Christmas Rape
Secret
Tried



ROCKSTAR FRAME + KIARA LAETITIA ON WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/RockstarFrame/
https://www.facebook.com/kiaralaetitiaofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/rockstarframe/
https://www.instagram.com/kiaralaetitiaofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/user/RockStarFrame
https://www.youtube.com/user/Kiaralaetitia

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