Πέμπτη, 23 Μαρτίου 2017

Riksha - Five Stages of Numb (2017)




 Release: 13 March 2017

Salt Lake City’s RIKSHA have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Five Stages Of Numb’ was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster.

‘Five Stages of Numb’ will be available worldwide on May 12th, 2017. The band has released a computer animated music video for the title-track “Five Stages of Numb” produced by Vladyslav Tsarenko which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/g3Vyz8OkTEE

Riksha’s sound is affectionately known as “throg”, a mixture of “thrash” and “progressive”. The band can best be compared to groove metal and nu metal bands such as Mudvayne, Tool, Pantera, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, Nothingface, and American Head Charge.

Riksha frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”
Riksha have released 2 previous studio albums recorded by Bruce Kirby at Boho Digitalia Studios - ‘Dream Drops Red’ released through Dark Harvest Records and the independently released ‘Night Begins’. Riksha burned up the underground metal scene in 2012, winning Project Independent’s “Industry Panel Favorite” voted on by a panel of producers, A&R reps, and record company owners. Since then, the band has purchased a 1973 Eagle Tour Bus and has hit the road throughout the US. Riksha is currently making plans to tour the U.S. in support of their upcoming release.



Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh states, “Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can't wait to see what comes next!”


Riksha takes four guys and squeezes out as much sound and energy as possible. With a combination of both melodic and in your face vocal and guitar styles, Riksha hammers away with a musical montage of aggression, power, and strength to create a new and bold sound.
Riksha is:

Vocals: Palmer
Guitar: Cody Hess
Bass Guitar: Kevin Bronson
Drums: Christian ‘Tron’ McCutchan
‘Five Stages of Numb’ tracklist:

1 - Departure Eminent
2 - Five Stages of Numb
3 - Shovel It
4 - Skeleton Rain Dance
5 - Kicking My Way Through September
6 - Banging Danger
7 - Insight Bleeds



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Τετάρτη, 22 Μαρτίου 2017

Resurrect The Machine - Uncover The Truth (2017)


Release date: April 21th, 2017
 

Featuring lead vocalist Dean Ortega (Interscope Records, RCA Victor, protégé of  Jimmy Iovine,  Tim Palmer,  Peter Frampton) newcomer virtuoso guitarist Andrré Makina,  Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas (Roswell Six, Amarans Plight,)  on bass. Combining complex arrangements and blistering melodic guitar their music is indisputable unassailable pure passion.

RESURRET THE MACHINE are less a band - and more of an experience.
Meticulously developing and an intense musical combined force made to spew thunderous rhythms and syncopated high energy .

Resurrect The Machine  new CD UNCOVER THE TRUTH is on a mission to revitalize "Rock" music with a thunderous rhythm section comprised of Joey Cotero on drums and Kurt Barabas on bass, combined with the blistering melodic guitar work of Andre Makina and the powerful lyrics and vocals styles of Dean Ortega this combination creates a unique and exhilarating cocktail. RTM appeals to rock neophytes and to those who never before called themselves rockers. Prepare yourself RTM will grab your soul and takes you for a ride.






As the lyrics from their self titled track declares, "Music is what fuels the fire" and no words could better describe this bands philosophy. Every member is a passionate artist that brings something unique to the mix, these brothers-in-arms combine all their creativity and experience to create an intense harmonic convergence.

Join this band on their journey as they Resurrect the Machine.


 


Δευτέρα, 20 Μαρτίου 2017

EVYLTYDE - Rising (2017)



EVYLTYDE have announced the release date of their forthcoming album ‘Rising’ as Monday 27th March 2017. ‘Rising’ will be available from all major digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify from this date, with the CD version available soon after. Pre-orders of the album are available from http://www.evyltyde.com

Artwork for the album was designed by Bristol artist Lewis Moorhead and features an alien-type humanoid rising from up from the earth.





‘Rising’ includes ten new tracks, including ‘Monster’, a song that many may be familiar with from the bands live shows. The CD version also includes ‘Bullet In The Head’, EVYLTYDE’s most recent single as a bonus track.

TRACK LIST (Digital Release) :
  1. Monster
  2. Eye For An Eye
  3. Dark Within
  4. Medicated Generation
  5. Forever
  6. No Violet
  7. Edge Of The World
  8. What You Believe
  9. Tomorrow May Not Come
  10. Hand Of Fate

 

UFORIA - Fight or Flight (EP 2017)



UFORIA has been a force in the GTA and southern Ontario over the years. Their third EP was released during July of last year and was produced plus co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella. The title track has been a common sound being played regularly at the Rogers Centre during the Blue Jays games throughout the 2016 season.

“Steve has had a massive influence on myself and Uforia,” says Ursini. “He worked his butt off to make each song reach its maximum potential. I’ve learned more about songwriting and recording in the last year than ever before because of his talent and energy.”

The aggressive and riff-laden title track, which is also the lead single is about the struggle of making difficult decisions. “It was originally conceived after Adam Adam Brik, our lead guitarist hit a tree and dislocated his thumb in a snowboarding fall,” explains Ursini. “He was in so much pain and didn’t feel he could wait to be rescued. In that moment he made the choice to get himself down the mountain and seek the medical attention he needed.”
Music Video - Fight or Flight (directed by Finger Eleven guitarist James Black) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTPdWn8-XQg 

The EP continues with “Radiation”, a warning that ecological change is inevitable and we must embrace it and evolve in order to survive. “Wake Me” is about the struggle to wake up and escape the darkness of a dream world, while “Overthrow” encourages listeners to be patient and to take control of their own destiny when the moment is right. The EP closer “Is Anybody Living” is a track about facing your fears, particularly the fear of change.

Uforia’s previous releases include the debut EP Imagining (2012) and the fan-funded follow-up Transmutation (2015). The band has won a number of contests including the Hard Rock Rising Canada contest (2013), the opportunity to open for hometown heroes Billy Talent (2014) and the Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act contest (2016). “Fight or Flight” ranked #4 on the best songs of 2016 at CJIM Montreal’s Rock Station and 91X in Belleville. Oshawa’s 94.9 The Rock FM featured Fight or Flight (EP) on the Best of Generation Next 2016.



UFORIA first began as a solo project by front man Michael Ursini (Singer/Songwriter/Rhythm Guitar), which over the years has morphed into a talented four-piece of hard rock that has released three EPs since 2012. Influenced by bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Finger Eleven and Our Lady Peace, among others, the group also consists of Adam Brik (Lead Guitar), Daniel Salij (Bass) and Dylan Piercey (Drums).

EP Stream - https://soundcloud.com/uforiaband/sets/uforia-breakout-tracks


1. Fight or Flight (3.44)
2. Radiation (3:07)
3. Wake Me (3:38)
4. Overthrow (4:15)
5. Is Anybody Living? (4:49)
EP Length: 19:35



For more info:
http://www.UforiaMusic.ca

Κυριακή, 19 Μαρτίου 2017

Kings Of Broadway - Kings Of Broadway (2017)


Release: 28 April 2017
 
KINGS OF BROADWAYwere originally formed in 2011 when guitarist  Aldo Lonobile (one of the most recognized guitar players/composers from the Italian metal scene, founder member of bands likeSecret Sphere, Civilization One and Shadowspell)  started gathering musicians and friends to fulfill his desire to create a Hard Rock band.

 


After a year of writing songs, making demos with his longtime friends Luca Cartasegna (ex-Secret Sphere) on drums, Ricky Messeri on guitar and JJ Andreone (Odd Dimension, A Perfect Day) on bass, the showed the ability to create amazing rock songs for the masses, once sung by the right singer!

After trying out some different options, JJ suggested his long time friend Tiziano Spigno (that later became the singer of Lucky Bastardz); Tiziano has a unique vocal tone and an amazing ability in writing rock melodies that give its best melted with KINGS OF BROADWAY!







This was 2012 - and the band then really started!From 2012 to 2015 they worked in the shadows, composing the whole debut album and recording it in the best way possible, with the aim to deliver an outstanding sound able to play the game with the rock giants out in the market!

Among the great words received by the representatives of the musical industry, the band signed a record deal with German label Pride & Joy Music in early 2017. The group’s self-titled debut album “Kings Of Broadway” is set for a release on April 28th, 2017 which also includes an amazing Rock version of One Republic's smash hit "Counting Stars"!

Line-up:Tiziano Spigno – Vocals, Aldo Lonobile – Guitars, Ricky Messeri – Guitars, JJ Andreaone – Bass, Luca Cartasegna - Drums





Web:www.facebook.com/kingsdonotobey

AVELION - Illusion of Transparency (2017)


Release date: April 07, 2017

MELODIC, PROGRESSIVE, MODERN: AVELION aims to overpower genre classification thereby creating a new form: Modern Metal mixed with Progressive influences and Melody becomes momentum and expression as a whole which reaches the listener directly. The band was founded in Parma (Italy) in 2008 and, after some line-up adjustements, in 2011 released their first studio work: the EP "Cold Embrace". Following the widespread approval from the critics and the fans, the following year AVELION started an incessant Live activity, also having the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot), while at the same time a strong and ever-growing fanbase has developed worldwide. In 2012 the band also released the promotional single "Falling Down" which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). AVELION's second EP, "Liquid Breathing", was published in November 2013, followed by a mini-tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: here we can find, in fact, a Melodic Progressive Metal mixed with Djent influences, all combined with a strong Electronic personality. In 2015, with Oreste Giacomini and William Verderi as masterminds and main composers, the band entered Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion Of Transparency”. “Illusion Of Transparency” will be out on April 7th, 2017 via Revalve Records.






Line-up:
William Verderi – Vocals
Oreste Giacomini – Keyboards and Programming
Leonardo Freggi – Guitars
Danilo Arisi – Bass
Alessandro Ponzi – Drums

 

Σάββατο, 18 Μαρτίου 2017

HANGAR 18 - I Don't Know Why (Single 2017)

New Zealand based rock band HANGAR 18 are about to release their new single IDKY.  This infectious, well-crafted rock track is getting very positive feedback from taste-makers around the globe.
The single was written by HANGAR 18 with the collaboration of award winning, multi platinum selling recording artist Jason Kerrison who was best known as the front man & songwriter for OpShop & The Babysitters Circus. The song was recorded at Red Room Studios & Show Pony Studios in Auckland then mixed in Brisbane, Australia at Red Engine Studios by ARIA Award winning and Grammy nominee  producer Steve James (Sex Pistols, Monty Python, The Screaming Jets, Weta, The Rumjacks).
HANGAR 18 have toured throughout their career including performing with such acts as No Doubt (US), Collective Soul (US), Ocean Colour Scene (UK), Silverchair (AUS), Everclear (US), as well as performing at “The Unity Music Festival” in Hong Kong alongside Grace Jones (JA), Boy George (UK), Gene (UK) and many more. This show saw HANGAR 18 perform live in front of 10,000 fans in the stadium plus it screened on live TV to over 680 million people on Channel V & CCTV and to over 1.1 billion people worldwide.

 
 https://www.facebook.com/hangar18NZ

Viana - Viana (2017)

 Release: March 24th, 2017

Amazed by guitar hero Randy Rhoads, Stefano Viana takes up the guitar at age of 16, when the glorious 80's Hard Rock was at its highest splendor. Influenced by artists just like Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and Y&T, Stefano started recording his first songs in 1996, fascinated by recordings' process techniques. He self-produced two unreleased Cds and, during the works on the second one, he met Alessandro Del Vecchio, asking him to get inolved in the production of his first official solo album. Works started back in 2009: Del Vecchio wrote the lyrics, handled also the vocal duties; the other session musicians were chosen among the best ones of the Italian scene: Anna Portalupi on bass, Alessandro Mori on drums, Gabriele Gozzi on backing vocals and Pasquale India on keyboards. His lifelong aspiration seems to become reality, rewarding many years of hard work and sacrifices in the underground scene; however, just like in the worst of nightmares, serious personal problems tore apart Stefano's dream, forcing him to give absolute priority to his family issues. He kept his album in standby until April 2016 when, regained a stable serenity, he tasked once again Alessandro Del Vecchio, meanwhile become a long-time reliable friend, with resuming the working process on the album. Listening together to the recorded material, they decided to hire an additional guitarist and opting for the talented Francesco Marras. Stefano's sharp songwriting, Alessandro's astounding skills as arranger and producer, and session players' amazing performances in the recording studio gave life to ten captivating melodic rock tracks, composing an album that is going to be definitely appreciated by all the long-time fans of this kind of music. Viana is the moniker chosen both for the project and the album title, that will be released worldwide by Street Symphonies Records on March 24th, 2017; in Japan, the release is scheduled in April under AnderStein Music. Artwork and graphics are provided by renowned artist Antonella Astori / Aeglos Art (Room Experience, Raintimes, Charming Grace).

 

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