Thursday, July 19, 2018
NEWS: WEAPON UK "Rising From The Ashes" - LIMITED VINYL EDITION - Cover, Tracklist, release date: 28th September 2018
Weapon UK--the real Weapon that is, the one from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal--in September will see their 2014 album Rising from the Ashes issued on vinyl by the folks over at Pure Steel Records. Fans of the cult bands from this particular period of British heavy rock certainly will be interested in the news of Weapon UK. Metallica has helped to bring attention to the band's early work, but nowadays the band is active and going as the album illustrates. Rising from the Ashes shows a band playing its music decades later, finding new ways in its sound after they broke up decades ago. At the same time, don't doubt it, Weapon UK is here to rock, above all; and Rising from the Ashes proves it time and time again. Below you will find a couple of links about Weapon UK and the album. puresteel-shop.com/WEAPON-UK-Rising-From-The-Ashes_1 puresteel-shop.com/WEAPON-UK-Rising-From-The-Ashes-DOWNLOAD_1 facebook.com/Weapon.UK
Hitten is a celebration of classic traditional heavy metal, an incarnation of anthems invoking physical movement and dedicated loyalty of the followers of the spirit of golden tunes. They are on the verge of issuing a new album called Twist of Fate on High Roller Records. Twist of Fate is the third album of this Spanish band from Murcia. The band prefers to craft uptempo, banging songs driven by the power of the riff and the energy on the drums to match. At the same, they reveal an even more melodic side, like on the song "Evil within" in which the guitars open up another angle for Hitten by slowing down for part of the song, before kicking it up to the banging vibe again. Of course, Hitten's music would not work as well as it does, if they did not feature the singer who can interpret this music the right way. With Hitten you will get high, clear singing and plenty of high screams as the standards of the genre require. From top to bottom, the Spaniards aim to win the allegiance of the devoted fans of classic, traditional and melodic metal. Below you will find all the official information about Hitten. The release of Twist of Fate is coming up in September. The band's new video for the cut "On the Run" offers a strong indication of the entire work. Check it out below. facebook.com/HITTENOFFICIAL/
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Вольга (VOL'GA) is Russian-language folk metal from Rybinsk, Russia. This album is recommended for fans of folk metal in general because the quality of the recording is good and the songs are catchy. The album Солнцеславие is available as a name-your-price recording at the link below, where you will also find official information about the album. Вольга Солнцеславие release date: June 21st, 2018 label: independent volgafolkgroove.bandcamp.com/releases
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NEWS: TERRORIZER: American Grindcore Icons Join The End Records For The Release Of Caustic Attack This Fall; Artwork Revealed
Below is the official information about the upcoming album by Terrorizer. facebook.com/terrorizerofficial
NEWS: LEGENDARY SCOTTISH HARD ROCKERS NAZARETH RETURN NEW ALBUM "TATTOOED ON MY BRAIN"; AVAILABLE ON CD/LP/DIGITAL OUT OCTOBER 12, 2018
Below is the official information about the upcoming album by Nazareth. At the bottom you can listen to a new song. facebook.com/nazarethofficial/
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
In the popular imagination the blues is frequently a downtempo and slow form of music, in the same way that country music for many people means slow rhythms, but in the 1940s some musicians are taking the blues (and country) in a more uptempo, danceable direction. The blues, country music, African-American gospel music, and boogie woogie are crisscrossing paths. The uptempo blues comes to be known as jump blues, and jump blues for all practical purposes is none other than what we now call rock and roll; it simply not called rock and roll yet. Labeling the music as rock and roll is a marketing tool that has not happened yet, but which will be used in the 1950s as a way to differentiate it from “race records” (music performed by Black people). In capitalism the selling, marketing and fashions are key to the music business, and it’s generally a good idea to make a product seem cool and trendy by giving it a name that suggests newness. Boogie woogie influences the way that some musicians intensify the pace in songs. For example, the African-American pianist Albert Ammons’ performance of “Boogie Woogie Stomp” in the 1930s influences on the idea of fast or uptempo blues. Boogie woogie in general translates into music for dancing and in time this idea carries to the blues when it becomes jump blues ("rhythm and blues" is another common name for the music in this period). On the other hand, in country music you will find uptempo songs in Western swing dance music like Buddy Jones’ 1939 song “Rockin Rollin’ Mama.” The 1940 song “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar” performed by Will Bradley and His Orchestra is another example of the danceable boogie woogie music that is popular at the time. ALBERT AMMONS BOOGIE WOOGIE STOMP BUDDY JONES - Rockin' Rollin' Mama - 1939 Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar-Will Bradley Orchestra Jump blues, though, is a bit of something else, something that we know as rock and roll starting in the mid 1940s and after. The lively beat in jump blues is meant to be contagious and make people move. Louis Jordan does a lot to popularize the vibe of jump blues. In 1945 Jordan has a hit with the song “Caldonia,” a work filled with a fun atmosphere through and through. The same year we have Champion Jack Dupree and his song “Let’s Have a Ball,” another track that makes audiences want to dance. In 1947 Stick McGhee does “Drinking Wine Spo-de-o-de.” These songs are characterized by a pep in the step so immediate upon hearing them. (Champion) Jack Dupree Trio - Let's Have A Ball Caldonia / Louis Jordan Drinkin' Wine Spo-de-o-dee - Stick McGhee Something is cooking and it won’t be long before more people catch the good smell of it. Often it was simply called rhythm and blues and the following year the music keeps on coming down the pipeline. By 1948 it really begins to sound like the rock and roll of the mid 1950s. There is “Good Rockin Tonight” performed by Wynonie Harris, which is a cover of the song that Roy Brown released in 1947, and Harris gives it a more uptempo feel, makes it less jazzy and more rock and roll. In 1948 Wild Bill Moore does “We’re Gonna Rock; We’re Gonna Roll” and Albinia Jones sings “Hole in the Wall Tonight.” Then in 1949 there is “All She Wants to Do Is Rock” (Wynonie Harris); “The Fat Man” (Fats Domino); “Atlanta Boogie” (Tommy Brown); “Let’s Have Some Fun” (Jesse Thomas); “Rock that Boogie” (Jimmy Smith). Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Tonight We're Gonna Rock by Wild Bill Moore 1948 Hole In The Wall Tonight In 1949 “Rock Awhile” by Goree Carter has a nice, robust electric guitar in a prominent way. Louis Jordan continues his catchy music and in 1949 Jordan had a major success with “Saturday Night Fish Fry.” This song is notable for the both uptempo sound and for its rock and roll lyrics and vibe. Goree Carter Rock Awhile (1949) Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry As the 1940s end, rock and roll (in the 1940s: “rhythm and blues”; “jump blues”) is no longer an isolated song by one artist. It is a style that is picking up steam and reaching wider audiences. The contagious, upbeat sounds are hard to resist. The 1950s will begin just as the 1940s end: more rock and roll is on the way. We’ll take a look at the 1950s in the installment of this series.
"Members of REVEL IN FLESH, WOMBBATH and URSINNE have come together to create a new masterpiece in the style. In collaboration with Suspiric Noir (MINDKULT, BEASTMAKER), they have created a video that best represents their vision in true old school horror style." headsforthedead.bandcamp.com
NEWS: KINGCROW: Italian Prog Troupe Releases Title Track From The Persistence LP Set For September Release Through Sensory Records
"Italian modern prog rock/metal outfit KINGCROW presents the title track and first single from their impending The Persistence LP, set for worldwide release in September through Sensory Records. The album will be released in conjunction with the band's European tour supporting Pain Of Salvation." "KINGCROW's upcoming third album for Sensory Records, The Persistence closes a three-year gap since their acclaimed Eidos album. Describing KINGCROW today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of different kinds of music; progressive rock, alternative rock, ambient music, metal, and more are all present in the band's songs. With each release, they take a step further away from their original roots and is regarded today as one of the most exciting bands that Italy has to offer. Recorded at Sound Under Pressure, The Persistence was produced by KINGCROW's Diego and Thundra Cafolla, mixed by Giampiero Ulacco, and completed with the photography and design of Devilnax, all the same as the album's predecessor." Diego Cafolla issues with the release of the album's title track, "'The Persistence' is one of the first songs I've written for the record. I was determined to have an unusual rhythm as the back bone of the song and worked on it several hours with Thundra before we nailed it. We think it's something somehow unusual for us and shows something new while still sounding like KINGCROW. Why we did choose it as the first single? Simple, it's the longest track on the record."
"Following the release of their critically-lauded fourteenth studio album, Red Before Black, last year, CANNIBAL CORPSE will head back out on the road this winter for US live takeover. The tour will run from November 2nd through December 6th with support provided by Hate Eternal and Harm's Way. See all confirmed dates below."
Monday, July 16, 2018
Not much information is available at this moment about Sedation Therapy. Online the band says that they are from Tacoma, Washington, U.S. What they have on Bandcamp is a demo from June of 2018. The recording is old-school death doom with simplistic, super heavy guitars, and some moments of uptempo energy, and super low gruff vocals that are completely indecipherable, and fit well into the nebulous mass of their sound. No information about the personnel seems to be available at this point, but you can hear the entire recording at the link below. sedationtherapy.bandcamp.com/releases email@example.com
NEWS: BEHEMOTH Announces North American Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v. Tour With Special Guests At The Gates And Wolves In The Throne Room
Behemoth has announced a new tour for the fall of 2018. Below are the dates, notice that Seattle is on the list. Below is the official information about the tour.
The Wisconsin, U.S. black metal group Prezir is now streaming the title track from the upcoming album As Rats Devour Lions. Below you will find the official information about the band and the album. prezir.bandcamp.com/album/as-rats-devour-lions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Steve Miller once declared he had been to Tacoma in the state of Washington and when he was there he surely must have smelled the Tacoma aroma, but when he comes back the next time he will have to deal with two aromas because there is another one now. Can you smell what Effluvia is cooking? Effluvia is about unleash the people's elbow of death metal and it's going to be called Laboratory Casualties, scheduled for the 8th of August, 2018. All the jokers and the midnight tokers will be flying like an eagle of death metal when they hear the new odors from the graveyards. Effluvia is putting the fun back in funeral with two new songs that they are streaming at the link below. They used to be called Defecated Corpse back in 1990, but after a friend actually showed in the dictionary what their name really means they collectively decided to have a more classy name to reflect the fact that they are, above all, gentlemen of grace and elegance, which is why one of their new songs is called "Butchered Fetus." Tacoma is lucky to have them. effluviatacoma.bandcamp.com/album/laboratory-casualties
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Dygora Chambers of Reflection Self released
13 July 2018 dygora.bandcamp.com/releases
Friends in the state of Washington, Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin zine. Washington state concert calendar, updated July 14, 2018 July 15 Havok, others at Club Sur, Seattle, WA July 18 Aggression, others at Club Sur, Seattle, WA July 19 Expain, Darkness Stole the Sky, Exiled to Fire at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA July 19-21 The Backyard Festival (40 bands/2 stages) at Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, WA July 20 Massacre at the Opera, others at The Heavy Metal Brewing Co., Vancouver, WA July 20 Rest, Repose; Drewsif Stalin, For the Likes of You, As Pillars Fall, ReEvolution at Funhouse, Seattle, WA July 20 Red Fang at The Pin, Spokane, WA July 20 Aggression, Oxygen Destroyer, Voidthrone, Urðr at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA July 20 The Accused AD, Effluvia, Why Won’t You Die, Soul Grinder at Erebus, Kelso, WA July 20 Bummer, Al Gore, Goon, Seizure, Pustulous at Lucky Liquor, Tukwila, WA July 21 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute), others at Uncle Sam’s, Spanaway, WA July 21 Valhalla (Led Zeppelin tribute) at The Brothers Gemini, Port Angeles, WA July 21 Skelator, Expain, Substratum, Xoth at The Kraken, Seattle, WA July 21 Infernal Legion, Blood and Thunder, Kömmand at The Plaid Pig, Tacoma, WA July 22 Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet at Club Sur, Seattle, WA July 22 Haggus, Botched Anastomosis J-Pouch, Sarin Attack, Pustulous, Goon at The Valley, Tacoma, Wa July 23 Isenordal, Suicide Forest, Vouna, Ox Hunger at Highline, Seattle, WA July 23 Primordial Atrocity, Substratum, Expain, Without Chemicals He Points at Real Art, Tacoma, WA July 23 DTI at Substation, Seattle, WA July 23 Haggus, Disease, Al Gore at The Kraken, Seattle, WA July 25 Graveshadow at Funhouse, Seattle, WA July 25 Mournful Congregation, Bell Witch, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA July 26 Nocturnal Mayhem, others at Club Sur, Seattle, WA July 27 Armed for Apocalypse, Deathbed Confessions, Nograves at Brews and Cues, Yakima, WA July 27 Thou Shall Kill, others at The Plaid Pig, Tacoma, WA July 27 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Muze Ilani, Ridgefield, WA July 28 Zero Down (album release show), Detonator, The Plot Sickens at Funhouse, Seattle, WA July 28 Zombiefest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA July 28 Soiree Macabre III: A Flourishing Scourge, Voidthrone at Barboza, Seattle, WA July 28 Leed Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin tribute) at Tony V’s, Everett, WA July 28 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Ocean Shores, Seattle, WA July 28 Heavy Summer (multiple bands) at The Valley, Tacoma, WA July 29 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Stones Summer Jam, Seattle, WA July 29 Worshipper, Old Man Wizard at Funhouse, Seattle, WA August 1 Traitors, Signs of the Swarm, Vultures Above Us, Dismembering Mary, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA August 2 Christ Killer, Florida Man, Open Veins, others at The Kraken, Seattle, WA August 4 Wasteland Meltdown Festival 2018 at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA August 4 Primordial Atrocity, Countless the Dead, others at Centralia, WA August 4 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at The Emerald of Siam Thai, Richland, WA August 4 A Flourishing Scourge, Rat King at The Kraken, Seattle, WA August 6 Thou Shall Kill, Orator at Substation, Seattle, WA August 7 Summer Slaughter Tour at Showbox, Seattle, WA August 7 Novereign, Railgun, Weaponlord at Highline, Seattle, WA August 9 Pathology, Within Destruction, Parasitic Ejaculation at Tony V’s, Everett, WA August 9 Usnea, Amarok, Isenordal at Lo-Fi, Seattle, WA August 10 Pathology, Within Destruction, Parasitic Ejaculation, Transcribing the Necronomicon, Cold Hearts, Xingaia at The Pin, Spokane, WA August 10 Night Demon, Blood Star, Demon Hammer at Highline, Seattle, WA August 10 Aethereus, Theories, Blood and Thunder, Xoth at Airport Tavern, Tacoma, WA August 14 Plague Bearer, Draghkar, Tyrants from Hell, Dilapidation at Funhouse, Seattle, WA August 17 The Accüsed AD at Slim’s Annual Hillbilly Headbanger’s, Seattle, WA August 19 Alice Cooper at Angel of the Winds, Everett, WA August 20 Powerglove, Xoth at El Corazón, Seattle, WA August 20 Apotheon, Aethereus, Enigma, Increate, Odyssian at Funhouse, Seattle, WA August 22 Lamb of God, Napalm Death, The Accused AD at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA August 22 Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA August 24 Oxygen Destroyer, Effluvia, Postulous at The Plaid Pig, Tacoma, WA August 24 Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death at White River Ampitheatre, Auburn, WA August 26 Dead Crown at El Corazón, Seattle, WA August 31 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA August 31 Urðr, Armed for Apocalypse at Hi-Fidelity Lounge, Bremerton, WA September 1 Armed for Apocalypse at Funhouse, Seattle, WA September 3 Vicious Rumors, others at The Pin, Spokane, WA September 4 The Exploited, Total Chaos at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 5 Vicious Rumors at Tony V’s, Everett, WA September 8 Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease, Al Gore at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA September 8 Xoth, Blood and Thunder, Ghostblood, Progenitor at Tony V’s, Everett, WA September 8 American Wrecking Company at Hard Rock Cafe, Seattle, WA September 14 Splitskull, The Crüd Güns, Exiled to Fire, Darkness Stole the Sky, Infernal Realm, Religicide at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA September 15 Speaks in Tongues, The Crüd Güns, DTI, others at The Valley, Tacoma, WA September 15 The Accused AD at Bainbridge Island Private Party September 15 Northwest Tribfest at Historic Everett Theater, Everett, WA: tribute bands Dr. Crue, Infinity Project (Journey), Blistered Earth (Metallica), Second Sting (Scorpions), Almost Human (Kiss) September 15 Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, Exist, Aethereus at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 17 Alestorm, GloryHammer at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 19 Woe at Highline, Seattle, WA September 20 Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum, Blood and Thunder at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 21 Wiegedood at Highline, Seattle, WA September 22 Coven, Disciples of Dissent, others at Wally’s House of Booze, Wenatchee, WA September 22 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes, WA September 26 Angra, Scarlet Aura, Forsaken Fortress at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 27 Kingdom Come, Zero Down, Celia at Club Sur, Seattle, WA September 28 Dominus Sabbata (Black Sabbath tribute) at Rocko’s Fireside, Everett, WA September 29 Pallbearer, Tribulation at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 29 The War Within, Corvoid, Metaphoria at Darrell’s Tavern, Seattle, WA October 2 Incantation, Dying Fetus at El Corazón, Seattle, WA October 3 Graham Bonnet Band, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA October 5 Revocation, Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, Yautja at Highline, Seattle, WA October 5 Oxygen Destroyer, Gravewitch, Progenitor at McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA October 6 The Accused AD, Zero Down at The Plaid Pig, Tacoma, WA October 9 Satan, Skelator at El Corazón, Seattle, WA October 9 Carach Angren, Mors Principium Est, Wolfheart, Empyrean, Blood and Thunder at Club Sur, Seattle, WA October 15 Enemy Soil, Antigama, Violent Opposition, Treasonist, The Drip at Funhouse, Seattle, WA October 15 Paradise Lost, Sólstafir, The Atlas Moth at Neumos, Seattle, WA October 24 Captured by Robots, The Drip, others at The Big Dipper, Spokane, WA October 25 Danzig, Venom Inc., Power Trip, Mutoid Man at Showbox, Seattle, WA October 27 Method 13, Arisen from Nothing, The War Within, No Such Season at Madison Pub, Everett, WA November 2 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA November 10 Dilapidation, Oxygen Destroyer, Effluvia, Drawn and Quartered at The Valley, Tacoma, WA December 28 Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA * * * metalbulletin.blogspot.com Metal Bulletin Zine P.O. 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Friday, July 13, 2018
Some weeks ago here in the city of Everett, Washington there was a cool metal show with Aborted headlining the Devastation on the Nation Tour. After the show, there was a long-haired person handing out compact discs to people who would take them. When asked about it, the person responded that the band is from Tacoma. There are three songs on the cd-r, and all the songs are lovingly written by hand with a black marker, and with a circled pentagram and a "666" written on it. The disc comes with no lyrics. After listening to the recording, here is an assessment of the band Blackened Divine Death Operation. It is melodic-technical death metal with some blasting and traditional or old-school gruff vocals. The music is balanced relatively well. The band is focused on writing songs for getting people moving. You can tell that they have the chops on the guitar and the guitar solos are a highlight of the recording, but the riffing is good, too, and the technical and melodic and groove elements make the songs rather intelligible without having to work like a scientist in a laboratory to figure out where the songs are located. In addition, the vocals are surprisingly clear. Total extreme metal growling, but you can understand just about all the words. For instance, some of the lyrics, which are not present here, are focused on organized religion, of which this band seems not to be very supportive. This demo is a good representation of the overall style of the band. You can tell where they are headed with these songs. You can hear that there is a certain level of instrumental and vocal maturity/skill going on, which suggests that the musicians are not novices at their chosen positions. The three songs on the disc are: "Delusional God Complex," "Immaculate Deception," "Blackened Divine Death Operation." facebook.com/BlackendDivineDeathOperation/ soundcloud.com/user-214585986