Τρίτη, 23 Μαΐου 2017

Dancing Flame

Over their 15 years career, the Brazilian hard rock band, Dancing Flame has demonstrated talent and diversity in their hard rock and heavy metal compositions, beginning with their first demo recordings, "Strike a Blow" (1995) and "Red Moon" (1998).
Their first album, “Dancing Flame” (2009) received excellent reviews from newspapers, international radio stations, specialized magazines and websites. In 2014, the band returns with the release of their second album, titled "Carnival of Flames", mastered at Sterling Sound Studios (NY/USA), which features Mark Boals (ex-singer
of Yngwie Malmsteen band, and now Ring of Fire), and DC Cooper (lead singer of Royal Hunt). The album cover was designed by Mark Wilkinson (Judas Priest, Marillion, Iron Maiden, the Darkness).


Δευτέρα, 22 Μαΐου 2017

Angelwings - The Edge Of Innocence (2017)

Release: 23 June 2017

ANGELWINGSwere born in April 2013 out of a group of experienced musicians that had been in the Gibraltar local music scene for some time and who had played in different bands a wide variety of musical genres.
Initially, to get together as a band it was decided to perform a number of covers from Finnish symphonic metal sensation Nightwish. Soon it became clear to all that original music would have a very considerable element of orchestration. Thus, ANGELWINGS became the first symphonic metal band from Gibraltar.

It is in October 2014 when the band starts to write their original material.
The first (demo) track titled "Wonderland" was posted on YouTube in January 2015 and attracted attention from local media and internationally on social media. Two more demos have followed since, "Memories" and "Forbidden Love". These have enjoyed wide acceptance and support, and have increased the band's exposure. These tracks have had air time on radio stations in Argentina, Spain and the UK. "The Fallen" and "Lilith" also premiered in Argentina.

In June 2015 ANGELWINGS supported Heavy metal legends Saxon at the "Hard n Heavy" festival in Gibraltar. In September 2015 they performed at the Gibraltar Music Festival where Kings of Leon and Duran Duran were headliners.

These ANGELWINGS tracks have been on air by genre specialized radio stations throughout Europe, North and South America and elsewhere.
After numerous offers from record labels from around the world, the group signed with Pride & Joy Music from Germany. The debut album titled "The Edge of Innocence" was recorded at Angelwings Studios in Gibraltar and produced by ANGELWINGS. Album cover concept idea Darren Fa; graphic designer Thomas Ewerhard; band logo design Paul P Cano.

ANGELWINGS will release its debut album "The Edge Of Innocence" on June 23rd 2017.

Line-up:Divi Cano – vocals, Mark Brooks – drums, Glenn Cano – keyboards, Darren Fa – bass, Paul P. Cano - guitar


Siberian - Through Ages of Sleep (2017)

Release: 30 June 2017
Through Ages of Sleep is Siberian's second theme-based album in their "Age Trilogy". The Swedish three-piece mixes influences from American sludge and Scandinavian metal and have created a unique wall of sound. The album is written and based on band members Gus Ring, Linus Marron and Daniel Eklöw own dreams during a 2 year period. Thanks to the wide spread of genres the band have captured many audiences from different scenes. Adding Gus Ring's powerful and haunting vocals with mixtures from traditional Eurasian folk music, makes Through Ages of Sleep an album with direct impact.
Returning to Joona Hassinen and his Studio Underjord to record Through Ages of Sleep was the obvious choice for the band, keeping the trilogy true to it´s core. Angus 'Angst' Norder (Witchery, Nekrokraft) recorded bass on all songs. Mastering were done by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (YOB, Skeletonwitch, Converge) Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Miasmal) illustrated the album on oil panel with no guidance other than the dreams that were written down by the band.

Siberian is a heavy metal band from Linköping, Sweden that finds its influences mainly in the American sludge and post-metal scene. Mix that together with their Scandinavian background and you will start to get an idea of what Siberian is all about. Uncompromising walls of sound meet melody and melancholia. 
Siberian released their theme-based debut album Modern Age Mausoleum in 2014. It was the first chapter in Siberian´s 'Age Trilogy'. The album displays a dark view of the modern society and is strongly influenced by dystopian literature. The band followed the album release with several tours in Europe. As the tour cycle of the debut album came to an end the band had gathered substantial live experience after having played at clubs and festivals across Europe. Thanks to the wide spread of genres the band have captured many audiences from different sub-groups and developed into a fierce live act with the ability to enthral audiences.
During the two years after the debut, the band worked with the documentation of all their personal dreams. The material became the foundation of what was to become their second theme-based release in the trilogy named Through Ages of Sleep. The follow-up explores the subconscious mind in dreams and is portrayed both sonically and lyrically. The album takes Siberian a step further and sounds more mature and grown up compared to the previous debut. The band have stated in interviews that they shun away from any musical rules and focus only on writing what feels right. Which becomes very clear on the new record since there are no typical verse-chorus-verse structure. 

Κυριακή, 21 Μαΐου 2017

Dirty Machine - Discord (2017)

Nu Metal outfit DIRTY MACHINE from Los Angeles, California 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 ‘Discord’ was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The album was mixed by Arnold "Hedge" Quezada and Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios, and was mastered by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810, Within The Ruins).
‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net

Dirty Machine has been heralding the nu metal flag since 2012 and pulls major influences from nu metal-era bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Nonpoint, Mudvayne and Sevendust. The band quickly built a rabid underground following, especially in the Kansas City area, due to getting regular airtime on the leading Kansas City rock station “98.9 The Rock” and headlining the Jägermeister Stage at the 2016 Kansas City Rockfest. Dirty Machine has shared the stage with Ghost, Sixx AM, Disturbed, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Alien Ant Farm, Otep, Metalachi, and Orgy.
Dirty Machine has released a powerful new music video for the title-track “Discord” produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric; who has directed music videos for Hollywood Undead, Combi Christ and Stitched up Heart. 

Dirty Machine frontman David Leach states, “We are excited to be joining forces with Zombie Shark Records, a record label whose mission is to bring back the genre that Dirty Machine themselves and so many millions of other fans around the world live for - nu metal. With our debut album recorded, Dirty Machine and Zombie Shark Records teaming up guarantees the resurgence that the world has been waiting for!”

'Discord' Tracklist:
1. Discord

2. Seeds
3. Self Made Hero
4. Social Recoil
5. Ecusa's Nightmare
6. Built
7. C4
8. Wonka
9. Refuse To Follow (Bonus Track)
10. Victory (Bonus Track)
11. J-Dead (Bonus Track)

Catch Dirty Machine live at these upcoming events:

April 28th - Whisky A Go-Go w/ Trapt
May 10th - Skinny's w/ Keychain
July 22nd - IPO Radio Fest in Tucson, AZ
Aug 11th - Whisky A Go-Go w/ Corey Feldman

David Leach (Dirty Davo) - Vocals
Arnold Quezada (Hedge) - Guitar
Darren Davis - Guitar/Vocals
Nathan Young (Youngblood) - Bass/Backing Vocals
Mike Weekley (Nightmare) - Drums
DJ Ecusa - Turntables & Samples

Chigurh - The Struggle (2017)

Founded in late 2012, Bassist Marco vd Schans and lead guitarist Eddy Persijn joined up to form a band to play the music they always wanted to play!

They started recording songs in Eddy’s attic. In a  surge for a rhythm guitarist they found Rob Tabbers (who later left the band to become a singer in an other band, his spot is now filled by Berry de Klein). After a few monthts an old friend of Marco was asked to join the band, Drummer Arjan van Beurden. And a solid foundation was founded.

After a couple of auditions Friek de Beer raised her voice and the band was complete.
In late 2013 they started recording songs for there first demo. Mid 2014 they completed the mix.
If you are curious what 5 experienced metal musicians can do, than you better listen to this.

Influences of the band members are: Alter Bridge, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Sevendust.

Vocals: Friek de Beer vd Wielen
Lead Guitar: Eddy Persijn
Rhythm Guitar: Berry de Klein
Bass: Marco vd Schans
Drums: Arjan v Beurden

29 April 2017 - Release EP - The Struggle

The Struggle might only be 4 songs but these are four very strong compositions. The excellent musicians, a very strong singer and a tight production, makes this EP a must have. We can't wait for the full album :).

Σάββατο, 20 Μαΐου 2017

Perpetual Rage - Empress Of The Cold Stars (2017)

Release Date: June 16th 2017

Perpetual Rage is a versatile heavy metal band from Kuopio, Finland. The band is formed 2009 and since then they have released couple of demos, an EP
and a debut album "The New Kingdom" which was released in February 2015.

Now it´s time and place for new material, in the form of a new album "Empress Of The Cold Stars"! Their influences comes from 1980´s heavy rock and metal. They are not try to reinvent the wheel, but of course they want to sound like themselves and not their influences.

The band's songs are tales about sci-fi, fantasy, horror and also real life drama.

Perpetual Rage is a heavy metal band from Kuopio, Finland. They play music with energy and attitude because music is a lifestyle for them. Their songs are tales from scifi, fantasy, horror and also a real life melancholy.
The band was founded in Kuopio, Finland at summer 2009 by vocalist Tomi Viiltola (Ex-Dreamtale) , guitarist Petri Hallikainen and drummer Kari Hyvärinen. Bassist was Lauri Koslonen and 2nd guitarist was Oskari Kuokkanen.
With this quintet was released a first demo "Solar Gods" at autumn 2009 and second demo "Edge of Eternity" at summer 2010. In early summer 2010 drummer Kari quit the band for personal reasons and drummer Jake Kokkonen replaced him.

In late autumn 2010 bassist Lauri quit the band for personal reasons and Ari Helin repleced him.
With this quintet was released a demo "lady of steel" at spring 2011.

In september 2011 was the first gig in Kuopio, and since then the band has done gigs around Finland.
At summer 2012 the band released "Aeternus Memoria" EP,  where Pecu Cinnari (Tarot) played the drums as studio session musician.

Early in 2013 drummer Jake quit the band for different reasons and drummer Erkka Närhi replaced him. With this quintet was released first album "The New Kingdom" at spring 2015. Before that, at summer 2014 drummer Erkka quit the band due lack of his time table, and then original drummer Kari Hyvärinen made a great return to drums. Autumn 2014 guitarist Oskari quit the band for focusing on his pop-rock band.

So, the band was in its current shape as a quartet, although however there was a guitarist Henri Strömberg on five gigs at spring 2015 as gig guitarist but they decided to stay in quartet shape as they are nowadays.
"We like to listen and play every kind of music but heavy metal is that thing why we do this metal madness and friendship too. If it depends on us, we will do music in the future too, and also play gigs and tours as much as we can."

Perpetual Rage is:
Tomi Viiltola - Vocals
Ari Helin - Bass & backing vocals
Petri Hallikainen - Guitars
Kari Hyvärinen - Drums

SEA - The Grip Of Time (2017)

Release: 12 May 2017

On Friday the 12th of May SEA will release one of the most anticipated Danish rockalbum in years ,"The Grip Of Time".

Recently SEA secured a deal with Germany booking agency Dragon Productions and Mighty Music CEO Michael H. Andersen pulled a few strings to have the band on as support act for TYGERS OF PAN TANG on their UK tour in Autumn of 2017. The future is indeed looking bright for SEA.

When SEA released their self-titled debut album in 2014, Sweden Rock Magazine gave them 8/10 and mentioned Tony Iommi and Bruce Dickinson. Rock It from Germany likewise gave the album 8/10 and compared it to Soundgarden. Scream from Norway gave a blistering 5/6 review and categorized SEA with Rival Sons. SEA also played a tremendous show at Copenhell.

The band's raw and challenging style is a blend of the classic heavy rock from the giants of the past and their own unique and powerful expression. Combining strong vocals, heavy riffs, catchy choruses, twin guitars and a mission to keep the guitar led rock alive, the band a huge adrenaline boost into the heavy rock scene.

Their sound is reminiscent of rock legends like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, but with the touch of a young, hungry Scandinavian band in their twenties.

"Some songs take months to perfect, but "Once We Were Dead" took 30 minutes. Once the riff started rolling, the rest came naturally. This is the result. Enjoy!" - Anders Brink, SEA.

Facts about SEA - "The Grip Of Time"

* The most anticipated rock album from Denmark in years.
* Recorded in Vibe Factory Studios in Copenhagen with producer Jakob Winther (Justin Hawkins, Lukas Graham)
* Mastered in Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine)
* Support tour for TYGERS OF PAN TANG on their UK tour.
* Booking by Dragon Productions in Germany.
* Will perform at Nordic Noise Rock Festival with Denner/Shermann, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Bullet, Artillery among others on 13th of May


Τετάρτη, 17 Μαΐου 2017

Jack L. Stroem - Jack L. Stroem (2017)

Release: 26 May 2017

Jack L. Stroem is the newest up and coming artist in Gothenburg's Rock scene, taking influences from old bands such as Rainbow, Judas Priest and Genesis mixing it with a modern heavy alt-rock sound. He has always been a musician at heart, smashing his mother's mandolin while watching Deep Purple - California Jam at age 4, picking up the guitar some years later and singing shortly thereafter. Slowly building up a name for himself Jack went to Tommy Reinxeed (Sabaton, Reinxeed) and Christian Liljegren(Narnia). He guested a solo on the title track from Reinxeed’s album "Welcome To The Theatre" in 2012.

In late 2016 with two tours behind him, the artist went in the studio abroad in Salem OR, USA to record his self-titled debut with producer Charles Normal and with a hand of session musicians. The line-up consists of:

Jack L. Stroem - vocals, guitar, synth

Bass: Kammo Olayvar, Henrik Ulvsgärd, Charles Normal , Jarred Venti
Drums: Jason Carter, Max Ulvsgärd, Dennis Nybratt
Hammond Organ: Svenne Jansson
Backing Vocals: August Svärdström, Vide Bjerde

Produced by Jack L. Stroem and Charles Normal

Music and words by Jack L. Stroem

Aiming for a human performance the album has no autotune or melodyne effect’s on any vocals.
With a release party booked at Hard Rock Café, frontpage news and high reviews the hype for the record can’t get much higher.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackLStroem/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jacklstroem


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