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mercoledì 22 novembre 2017

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New album from DOLL'S DIARY


Rockshots Records proudly present Doll’s Diary a melody-driven and song-based band from Ukraine, playing hard drama rock! 

Their debut album “Hard & Loud” is inspired by a combination of uncompromising classic hard rock music with typically atmospheric orchestral elements, dramatic arrangements, nostalgic melodies and videogame motives.
"Hard & Loud" released via Rockshots Records

Line-up:

Pavlo Horechko – music, lyrics, vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitars, keyboards and arrangements

Anton Honcharov – rhythm guitars, solo guitars, arrangements

Mykhailo Kravchuk – bass guitars

Dmytro Karasiuk – drums 

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British metal band Haema announce debut EP


Haema are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who have just released the quartet's debut EP, 'Insurrection', which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson(Krysthla/Gutworm).

Formed in 2015, Haema encapsulate the essense of modern metal that likes to combine various styles of heavy music together. The four-piece hones in the heaviness and ferocity of groove metal, providing the crunchiest of hooks. This is balanced out by the infectiously catchy hooks reminiscent of the nu metal scene in the early 2000s. All the while topped off by the a layer of electronic sounds and machine gun like precision found in industrial.

Think if Fear Factory, American Head Charge and Machine Head were chucked into a blender, there’s a definite nod to the early 00s sound that ditched guitar solos in favour of raw emotion, down-tuned riffs and liberal use of electronics.

Within two years as a band, Haema have crafted a unique and individual sound that has been compared to the likes of the afformentioned bands also mixed with Tool / Rage Against The Machine overtones.





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Mammothfest Christmas Party


Mammothfest Christmas Party With Evil Scarecrow & Supports Saturday 9th December

After Mammothfest's colossal festival last month with 3 UK exclusive headliners Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Amenra it's now time to celebrate and get ready for the festivities! So come along and enjoy this mental Christmas bash with headliners Evil Scarecrow bringing their insane antics and dance moves! Support comes from popular local horror punk act Hell Puppets, electronic metal ravers Magna Carta (ex CollisionsUk / Terrathorn and ex Meta-stasis member) and lastly captivating atmospheric black metal from Sorrow Plagues! Check out the event page here.



You can get tickets to this unmissable Christmas party at a discounted price of £10.60 for a limited time in advance as it will be £15 on the door, so grab this deal while you can!
https://mammothfest.uk/product/mf2017-christmas-party-evil-scarecrow-supports/





domenica 29 ottobre 2017

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NOCTURNA A.D. announce new single titled - The Evil behind everything


DeFox Records and HEART of STEEL Records are proud to announce the return of the metallers NOCTURNA A.D. with a new single titled "The Evil behind everything" that will be available on the digital market from November 28th, 2017 in all the best webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, Tidal, Shazam...and many more.
The official video will be available exclusively on the 20th of November on the website www.musicafollia.com and on the blog of rock-italy.blogspot.it and in distribution in the international digital platform from November 28th.

"The evil behind everything" is the new single and video with which Nocturna A.D. anticipates the publication of a new release consisting of 4 tracks planned for next autumn, which will see important changes at the musical level compared to previous works, both thanks at the entrance to the line-up of the new singer, both in terms of composition and structure.



The new EP includes the artistic influences of the individual bands mate. Contrary to previous record releases, the EP will contain different pieces, ranging from classical BlackMetal, to Industrial contamination of early works, rather than to markedly electronic intermedias.
The EP was produced, mixed and mastered at the Rock Lab Studio by Andreas Polito.
The release date of the EP is currently still to be defined.

Band:
https://www.facebook.com/nocturnelife
https://twitter.com/Arcticswarm

Label contact::
http://heartofsteel.nlz.it

Press Bureau contact:
www.dvlgator.eu





sabato 21 ottobre 2017

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EASTERN HIGH have released their debut album


Swedish progressive metal band, EASTERN HIGH, have released their debut album 'Garden of Heathens'. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Erik "Wissard" Wiss (Creye, Cruzh, Eleine, Grand Slam) at Wisseloord Studios and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room.

Eastern High have released two music video's for the songs 'Garden Of Heathens': 




 and 'Eyes Of Haven': 




Illustrated cover art was made by Christian Wallin of Illustrations by Christian Wallin (Bulletrain, Cruzh, Methane, Emma Varg, Shameless, Rock Stage Malmö).

Tracklist:

1. Bottled Insanity
2. Eyes of Heaven
3. Evil Inc.
4. Ghost of the Sea
5. Garden of Heathens
6. Clandestine Hunger
7. The Pretender
8. Afterglow

The Swedish metal band Eastern High was fromed in early 2016 by Ola Svensson and Johan Svensson, two brothers who always finds it interesting and inspiring writing music together. Since 2010 Ola and Johan, was both members of the band Wasted Shells until the breakup in December 2015. After writing material throughout 2016 the recording session started in February 2017 and the debut album "Garden of Heathens" was released at the end of July the same year.

The Eastern High duo is currently working on putting a quintet together with a drummer, a bassist and a second guitarist, so in near future to become a touring live band.

Current line-up:

Ola Svensson, vocals (ex-Wasted Shells)
Johan Svensson, guitars (ex-Wasted Shells)

www.facebook.com/easternhighofficial


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sabato 30 settembre 2017

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X-Hero come back


Mirko DeFox and X-HERO to celebrate the 30 years since the release of the debut album, dated 1987, publish a EP entitled "Cosmic Virgin" with two unpublished tracks, "My ship knows" and "Long legs Razorblade" recorded in the middle of the years 2000 at the Vision Studios in Vicenza.

As Mirko tells, the band's repertoire was moving with melodic Hard Rock tunes with finest Prog Metal and Fusion.
Mirko's constant search for stylistic solutions away from homologation with trends and genres of the moment, leads him to create a different, visceral album where the glories of the past are barely perceptible, and the shades, riffs and arrangements so they become a chaotic collection of unexpressed moods.
For a variety of reasons, the album will never see the light but after a decade, some recordings will be released in the form of EP.



The song "My ship knows" is an explicit metaphor on the journey of humanity in search of a truth until now denied, while "Long legs Razorblade" evokes contradictions of sometimes life-threatening, sometimes deadly and relentless life.
With Mirko DeFox the line-up was completed by Herman Tonini (current band axeman) and Paris Bertoldo on guitars, Davide Pangrazzi on drums and Ivano Pangrazzi on bass.
The X-HERO performed live in northern Italy and in Slovenia and Croatia, to remember the performances of the 2005 and 2007 editions of the 80's Italian Metal Legion Festival, in 2005 the 80's Italian Metal Legion WINTER's Season, concerts with Bud Tribe, Rain, Dark Ages, Heat, Rosko's.

The visonary cover artwork is made by the extraordinary RRR Remi Real Rock for ANL.

The official release date is November 19, 2017, and the product will be distributed around the world on the best digital stores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music and many more.

www.x-hero.it
https://www.facebook.com/xhero2020

mercoledì 20 settembre 2017

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Blaze Bayley interviewed in Los Angeles

Interview from our friend Lucas Gordon in L.A.

In 1994, Iron Maiden gave the welcome to their new frontman, Blaze Bayley and with him, they released two albums: "The X Factor" and "Virtual XI".
He gained fame around the world, touring worldwide, playing in front of thousands of fans.


Now he runs his own band, which includes 3/4 members of Absolva, and he is in tour promoting his first two albums that belong to a Trilogy.
Bayley had a conversation with argentinean rock journalist, Lucas H. Gordon about the new album, the story behind the trilogy and remembered part of his time with the Maidens.


What is the future of Trinity? Did he intentionally coordinated in doing a trilogy at the same time of Geoff Tate and his Operation Mindcrime? What is the status of his band Wolfsbane?






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SYNAPTIK 'Conscience' Official Lyric Video

SYNAPTIK 'Conscience' Official Lyric Video 2017 Progressive Metal (Heart Of Steel Records)

SYNAPTIK are a British heavy metal band from the East Coast of England. Formed in 2012, the band’s music incorporates genres such as Thrash, Power & Progressive metal. Synaptik liberally mix the band members’ eclectic range of influences creating a hybrid sound-scape with an appeal that transcends music genres. Melody, heavier-than-a-black- hole-riffage, dynamic vocals, death metal aggressiveness and more combined to create the Synaptik spark. 

SYNAPTIK members have, in the past, shared stages with bands such as IRON MAIDEN, EXODUS, ONSLAUGHT and many more. Such a wealth of experience and endless talent creates a back-bone of integrity, quality and a power- house live performance every time. Merging various metal genres including but not limited to classic rock, classical, prog, tech, thrash and heavy metal allows SYNAPTIK to explore unique avenues with toe curling precision." 

Album available thru Heart Of Steel Records in Itunes, amazon, Spotify, Deezer and many more digital stores




sabato 9 settembre 2017

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Prehispanic Death Metal XIPE TOTEC has returned with a fifth album


DEFOX RECORDS and INVINCIBLE RECORDS are excited to announce "Axomimitl" the fifth album of cult mexican Death Metal band XIPE TOTEC.
The release contain nine songs and will be distributed in more than 240 countries worldwide and over 120 digital webstores, including the biggest Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Google Music ...

The legendary Prehispanic Death Metal XIPE TOTEC has returned with a new album called "Axomimitl" (crossed with arrows in Nahuatl language). This 2017 duo formed by Alex Camacho and Martin Martinez have achieved their most experimental album throughout their career. They gathered elements of their previous works to unify in "Axomimitl" a solid work in melody, harmony, speed, and brutality between multiple Pre-Columbian passages.
The introductions of Anthropology Documentaries and films on pre-Hispanic topics have been added here to show the listener a cultural boost. They follow the lyrics in Nahuatl language to get the appropriate atmosphere that has characterized XIPE TOTEC lately. A marshy, muddy, ancestral sound. A new element in this album has been the synthesizer pads to achieve an epic reminder of the Mesoamerican past cultures.
The longer, more melodic, more epic songs make "Axomimitl" the fundamental resource of composition. They incorporate different flutes and rattles that had not been played on previous records. Human sacrifices, mythology, and ancestral cosmovision, are basic in the lyric line, based on ancient legends and archaeological studies. As the Pre-Hispanic Metal is not only about dancers, nor say that they are warriors, it is also about a lot of reading and research. Here Archeology is a fundamental science as is music to art.
A song in particular, makes use of Spanish acoustic guitars, in strange conjunction with a pre-Hispanic passage. This rare fusion is allusive mainly to miscegenation, predominant in Latin America. Perhaps many find it strange, but the experimentation in this disk of XIPE TOTEC has been the main engine to go ahead.
If you want to listen to a fusion alternative in terms of ancient cultures, especially Mexihcah, the opportunity to listen to this new album by XIPE TOTEC "Axomimitl", wants to devastate your ears and that trips to the past of a Mexico Ancient ... to the mystical path of the Mexihcah.



MARTIN MARTINEZ: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Flauta Aztecas, Tambores Aztecas, Palo De Lluvia,
ALEJANDRO CAMACHO: Vocals

Track list:
1. Cihuateteo
2. Axomimitl
3. Tonalyecantoc
4. Ahneli Tlahtolnemiliztli
5. Cuauhxicalli
6. In Mimiqueh In Tlahtol
7. Miquīhtotl
8. Tlachihualiztli
9. In Tequihuahyotl Itlantica


Site: http://xipetotec.nlz.it
Label: http://invinciblerecords.nlz.it
Press bureau: http://dvlgator.nlz.it




domenica 20 agosto 2017

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Heaven & Earth fourth album



Quarto Valley Records is thrilled to announce the September 29 release of Hard To Kill, the fourth studio album from Los Angeles-based hard rockers Heaven & Earth.

“On all fronts, Hard To Kill is an album that demands your attention,” says Michael Molenda, editor-in-chief of GUITAR PLAYER Magazine.

“I recommend a total surrender, because those who absorb its savage beauty will be rewarded with a transcendent musical experience.”

“At Quarto Valley Records, Rock n' Roll is our passion and this album definitely ROCKS!" says Bruce S. Quarto, President & CEO. "With its unbelievable sound, insightful lyrics, and catchy melodies, fans are sure to love this record as much as I do.”

Founded by British-born, blues-rock guitar virtuoso Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth specialize in melodic, hard rock in the vein of Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Bad Company.
Heaven & Earth includes Joe Retta (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Stuart Smith (guitars), Lynn Sorenson (bass and vocals), and featured on the album drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars) and keyboardist Ty Baillie (Katy Perry, Robbie Robertson). On the tour Heaven & Earth includes musicians Mike Mangan (Hammond organ and keyboard) and Steven Wilson (drums, percussion, vocals).

Taking "Hard to Kill" as a whole, the eleven original songs ring true and the melodies unfold like you have known them your whole life. The title track serves as the band’s anthem, a testament to perseverance and the power of rock. “L.A. Blues” exposes the pitfalls of living in the City of Angels, while “The Game Has Changed” dramatically contrasts the past with the present. Meanwhile, “Til It’s Over” will earn the admiration of longtime rock listeners, just as the attitude in “Bleed Me Dry” and “Walk Away” will speak to any modern music fan.

The album is available to pre-order via Heaven & Earth’s PledgeMusic campaign. In addition to pre-ordering "Hard To Kill," fans can purchase a range of exclusive merchandise and special offerings from the band.


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GODS OF SILENCE new digital single and lyric video


Swiss meldic metal band, GODS OF SILENCE, have released a digital single and lyric video for the song 'Full Moon'. The track is taken from their debut album 'Neverland', due out on September 8, 2017 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records.

'Full Moon' Video: 




GODS OF SILENCE‘s new album ‘Neverland‘, includes 11 tracks and was procduced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The album/cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).
Bottom line is that Gods Of Silence with their new album "Neverland" released a monstrous melodic metal album that is a must have for each and every fan of this particular sound. Killer stuff !!! 9/10 (Heavy Paradise)

Neverland is a very strong record from this Swiss metal band, for fans of progressive melodic metal it's a real treat. 8/10 (Musipedia Of Metal)

Powerful and epic metal with a lot of keyboards that carry you to a fantastic lands. (AORLAND)

Well-crafted and written melodic metal songs with power, melody and enough emotion to leave you with a sweet feeling and definitely do not go unnoticed. (Rocktime.gr)

Gods Of Silence offers us fine melodic (power) metal, which blow your socks off. For fans of bands like Masterplan and Firewind. Highly recommend. 8.5/10 (Amped Up)



“Neverland” track listing:

01. Gods of Silence (Intro)
02. Army of Liars
03. Against the Wall
04. Neverland
05. Full Moon
06. The Phoenix
07. Demons
08. Wonderful Years
09. Alone
10. You Mean Nothing More To Me
11. All My Life

GODS OF SILENCE is:

Gilberto Meléndez – Vocals (Maxxwell)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Panorama, ex Kirk, Godiva)
Bruno Berger – Keyboards (ex Kirk, In Your Face)
Daniel Pfister – Bass (ex Kirk, Dr. Crankenstein)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Panorama, Legenda Aurea, ex Kirk)



GODS OF SILENCE formerly ‘KIRK‘ was founded in the 90th. In 2016 the band was back in the studio again with Dennis Ward as a producer and recorded the new album.

www.facebook.com/GodsOfSilence
www.godsofsilence.com

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sabato 5 agosto 2017

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Mexican Xipe Totec re-release debut album


DEFOX RECORDS and INVINCIBLE RECORDS are excited to annunce the re-release of debut album of cult mexican Death Metal band XIPE TOTEC.
The release contain seven re-recorded songs and will be distributed in more than 240 countries worldwide and over 120 digital webstores, including the biggest Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Google Music ...

Xipe Totec is a Mexican band formed in 1996. Their first album “Prehispanic Beg” was released through Toaj Records in 1998 and contains ten powerful tracks that vary in sound, but are highly rooted in the Death metal genre. Xipe Totec was primarily thought to act as a self-conscious being, which main goal would be to emphasize the roots of Mexican people. The daily life of Aztec people offered us a vast amount of information that we could transform into song lyrics: The violently conquered Aztec people; the loss of their ancient language; the ancient Mesoamerican history, their cosmological visions, religion and human sacrifices. All of which fits perfectly within the death metal genre. Xipe Totec is considered to be a pioneering band in what today is known as “pre-Hispanic metal”. After several live shows in Mexico, the band split up in 2001 due to internal problems. 

After thirteen years of their debut, the band reunites again to record other albums, “Eztlacuani” (blood thirsty), released by Ablaze records, was a great success. The third album titled “In Moyocoyani”, the title makes allusion to the god Ometeolt, also known as Tezcatlipoca. The sound on this album has matured considerably. Once again, lyrics written in ancient Aztec language can be found here, as well as pre-Hispanic instrumentation in all songs.
The latest labum titled "Miquian" (The moment of death)launched in 2015 is available on digital market.

MARTIN MARTINEZ: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Flauta Aztecas, Tambores Aztecas, Palo De Lluvia,
ALEJANDRO CAMACHO: Vocals

Track list:

01 Tzompantli
02 In Ye Nechca
03 On The Name Of the God
04 Scions Of The Violence
05 Prehispanic Beg
06 Tonacayutl Tomio
07 Tlamiqui


Site: http://xipetotec.nlz.it
Label: http://invinciblerecords.nlz.it
Press bureau: http://dvlgator.nlz.it