Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Italian power metal band Frozen Crown has a new video for the cut "Everwinter" from the album The Fallen King from 2018. Below you will find a review by this publication from earlier this year, and you will also find some official information about the band. facebook.com/frozencrownofficial
Fans of traditional high screaming shredding heavy metal should be on the lookout for the American band LAST PHARAOH. By way of Pure Steel Records they will have their debut full-length album The Mantle of Spiders on the 21st of September of 2018. The pre-order starts on September 7th. Read the official information about the album and band below. facebook.com/LastPharaohMetalBand
The cat is out of the bag now and it is time for you to hear the new direction of SKELETONWITCH. The American band is now letting people hear its first full-length album with the new vocalist Adam Clemans. Devouring Radiant Light is out now on Prosthetic Records. This is a case of an album that you have to hear for yourself because it involves a different screamer on an entire new studio album. The old fans will certainly demand to hear the transition and now they can, and the new fans will hear the veteran act in its latest incarnation. It is a good idea not to judge it based on one song. This one has various sides and a complete listen will show a lot better than one song where Skeletonwitch is headed in the years to come. Below is the official information. skeletonwitch.bandcamp.com
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