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Orange Amplification Launches First Online Rock Guitar Courses Accredited by UK Government Education Authority OFQUAL

Orange Amplification Launches First Online Rock Guitar Courses Accredited by UK Government Education Authority OFQUAL

Orange Amplification is proud to launch its Rock Guitar Courses which enables students to take the first accredited online guitar exams in the world to grade 8.

The courses are split into three stages, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced which are equivalent to grades 1 to 8. Lessons are fun to learn with downloadable course materials, offering new and returning guitarists the skills and knowledge necessary to pass a qualification. Start the FREE 30 DAY TRIAL today here. Continue reading →

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Peaceville Records Announce The Signing Of Hellripper

Peaceville Records Announce The Signing Of Hellripper

Peaceville Records are extremely excited to announce the signing of Hellripper to the label; one of the most electrifying young, up & coming metal acts in the scene today. 

Hellripper, aka James McBain, based in Aberdeen, Scotland, is fast gaining a reputation for whipping up an infectious storm of blackened speed metal greatness in the spirit of old. 

With the new studio album from Hellripper scheduled for release on Peaceville for early 2020, James comments on the signing and updates on how the new album recording is progressing “I am honoured to be part of such a legendary label alongside Darkthrone, Autopsy and Bloodbath to name just a few. It means a lot to me personally as some of the first metal CDs that I bought as a kid were released on Peaceville.  Continue reading →

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envy Announce New Album ’The Fallen Crimson’

envy Announce New Album ’The Fallen Crimson’

RELEASED 7TH FEBRUARY 2020 (PELAGIC RECORDS) / TOURING THE UK IN DECEMBER
 
It’s hard to fathom what 25 years of being a band really means: if musicians keep playing together under the umbrella of the same band for that long, then their belief in their craft and the importance of their artistic expression must be stronger than individual egos, personal developments, members coming and going, and the odds of living off of music vs. career job and family reality. If a band can look back at 25 years of existence, it means that they are invincible.

Continue reading →

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Cinematic Metal Outfit Hypno5E Share New Video For ’Tacua – Pt. II (Nowhere)

Cinematic Metal Outfit Hypno5E Share New Video For ’Tacua – Pt. II (Nowhere)

NEW ALBUM ‘A DISTANT (DARK) SOURCE’ RELEASED 22ND NOVEMBER (PELAGIC RECORDS) 
HYPNO5E have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic- scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10- but the 20-minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with latin folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes. 
 
After the acoustic special album “Alba –Les Ombres Errantes” (2018), the Southern French quartet are now returning with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing: their 5th album, “A Distant (Dark) Source”, is the second part of a diptych album project released on 22nd November (Pelagic Records). Continue reading →
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NAUT Share New Track ‘Reprise’

NAUT Share New Track ‘Reprise’

‘Semele’ Ep Released Today

NAUT is a 5 piece dark rock band from Bristol, whose shared love of classic rock and metal, alongside reverence for the post-punk pioneers of the late 70s and 80s makes itself known from the start. Their songs switch from raw tribal tom beats to uplifting anthemic synth in a moment, but always stay danceable and perhaps most dangerously, catchy.  Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Broken Lines

Quick Questions With Broken Lines

Broken–Lines was formed in 2014. They are a 3 piece band playing unique and original music from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Their emphasis is to create upbeat and energetic music with punk, rock, psychedelic and just about anything else that influences them.

They play for the love and enjoyment of music and aim to portray that in their songs and performances. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and serene, but always refreshing and uniquely their own. Strong beats and growling bass punctuated with searing guitar and a vocal performance to match! Delivering an experience that is intense, exciting and emotionally charged. Continue reading →

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Cult Black Metal Band The Deathtrip Share New Video For ‘Enter Spectral Realms’

Cult Black Metal Band The Deathtrip Share New Video For ‘Enter Spectral Realms’

New Album ‘Demon Solar Totem’ Released 15Th November (Svart Records)

Cult Black Metal band The Deathtrip have shared the video for new single ‘Enter Spectral Realms’ taken from their sophomore album Demon Solar Totem,the follow-up to 2014’s debut,Deep Drone Master.

A hypnotic yet brutal concoction for this offering. Ferocious and unrelenting, evoking the magical untamed essence of old. Featuring the long-due return of Kvohst (Ex-Dødheimsgard/Code) on lyrics/vocals joining the cold, hypnotic riffs of Host, the primal drumming of Storm (Ex-My
Dying Bride, Blasphemer) and introducing the bass playing of Thomas Eriksen (Mork), The Deathtrip offer tickets to primaeval possession and open portals to other dimensions. Demon Solar Totem captures the spirit of ancient Darkthrone, Thorns and Beherit imbued with old-English occultism and the chanting of sacred sound formulas.

“From the depths of the blackened tomb, bear witness, as we commune with the spirit world and summon the abyss that will swallow the universe, & our flesh becomes at once scattered and, again, renewed.
Enter Spectral Realms. Come.
Enter Spectral Realms.”

Watch the video for ‘Enter Spectral Realms’

Demon Solar Totem will be released on November the 15th 2019 via Svart Records (Europe)/Profound Lore (North America).
 
Listen to previous single ‘Abraxas Mirrors’ and pre-order Demon Solar Totem here:
Links
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Wolves Like Us – Stream New Album In Full

Wolves Like Us – Stream New Album In Full

Norway’s Wolves Like Us will unleash their fourth album, Brittle Bones, this Friday on Pelagic Records and are streaming it in full.

Listen now:

The band comment, We built this record brick by brick, took the mortar from the 90s alt rock classics and mixed it with the concrete of punk rock – the result was a graffitied punk squat inhabited by shady sailors. Enjoy.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Black Soul ChoirBrittle Bones — demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans — displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. 
WOLVES LIKE US’ Brittle Bones includes a guest vocal appearance with longtime comrade Gared O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken For Stars and will be available on CD, LP, and digital format. See preordering options below. Fans of The Afghan Whigs, Quicksand, Hot Water Music, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Junius, and Drive Like Jehu pay heed. 
Following the release of Brittle BonesWOLVES LIKE US will embark on a European tour supporting Planes Mistaken For Stars. The journey begins in December 1st in Manchester and runs through December 12th in Oslo. See all confirmed dates below.
WOLVES LIKE US w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars:
12/01/2019 Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
12/02/2019 The Exchange – Bristol, UK
12/03/2019 The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
12/04/2019 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
12/05/2019 G2 – Glasgow, UK
12/06/2019 The Lounge – London, UK
12/07/2019 Den Eglantier – Sint-Niklaas, BE
12/08/2019 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/09/2019 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
12/10/2019 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
12/11/2019 MTC – Cologne, DE
12/12/2019 Vaterland – Oslo, NO

Forged in 2010, WOLVES LIKE US emerged out of the ashes of local punk/hardcore pioneers JR Ewing, Amulet, and Infidels Forever, among others. The band quickly made a name for themselves as a super-energetic live band within the local scene, blending equal parts Quicksand and Afghan Wings with their own idiosyncratic post-hardcore sound. After only five shows, they signed with Prosthetic Records and hit the road for tours and shows with the likes of such scene heavyweights as Kvelertak, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Swing Kids, Junius, and Gallows. The band went on to release three critically-lauded albums under the Prosthetic Records banner: Late Love (2011), Get Gone (2012), and Black Soul Choir (2014).

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Quick Questions With Days To Come

Quick Questions With Days To Come

Blending pop-styled vocal melodies with heavier, intricate instrumentation, the Georgia based hard rock band Days To Come works tirelessly at taking their brand of positivity as far as it can go. Striving for professionalism & honesty, DTC focuses on solid songwriting & high energy live shows as well as growing & maintaining their fan-base by interacting via social networking.

With the release of Siren (2019) & Wolves (2019), the band began to cement their sound. Drawing inspiration from the cultures they’ve experienced from touring the southeastern United States over the past five years, DTC believes in connecting with people from all walks of life & growing their family.

DTC is currently working on an EP & is scheduled to release it before the end of 2019.

Days To Come Interview

Quick Questions

1. Who inspired you to start playing?

Brandon – I’ve always had a musical ear since I was little. However, I couldn’t sing so I wanted to instead play an instrument. My family had a long line of guitar players, so it felt natural.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

Brandon – A string winder. I absolutely hate changing strings and the string winder makes it so much faster. Gets me out of that hell.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

Brandon – Plini – Handmade Cities. Every song on the album is a complete and beautiful gem. Everything is so pleasant to listen to. Each song has so much thought and precise detail that makes every experience a special moment. It’s just such a joy to be able to be graced by such talent. I’ve been listening to this album every day since it essentially came out in hopes that I can learn how to become a better songwriter and gift giver.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

Brandon – Plini. His style is so beautiful, I would love to sit down and learn anything I could from him.

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

Brandon – Get persistence. The hardest part of learning anything is getting over hurdles that impede progress. Hurt fingers and hard techniques often belittle newer players, but if you stick with it, it becomes easier and better.

Feel free to check us out at daystocomemusic.com.
We’re also on all of the social sites (@daystocomemusic) and our music is on all of the major online platforms. Stream our new single, Vultures, and be on the lookout for our upcoming EP.

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Toronto Blessings Release New EP – ‘Alseep’

Toronto Blessings Release New EP – ‘Alseep’

Asleep is the culmination of 6 months of hard work for Toronto Blessings. Over the 7 tracks it showcases every side to the band. From pulsating Synth, driving bass, to screaming walls of noise, all kept together with bigger hooks than Quint. Lyrically the band arent afraid to deal with dark subject matter but they always try to offer hope. We would love it if they were the catalyst for someone feeling they were able to talk about having a hard time. It was recorded very quickly with the bulk of the tracks being recorded over 2 days. Renowned producer Jason Sanderson (Rolo Tomassi, Brontide, Bodyhound) was at the helm again and captured the music exactly to what we wanted to achieve. The production is clean and crisp and when the layers of noise cascade into each other on the end of the title track Asleep it’s a perfect apocalyptic cacophony to soundtrack the demise of human civilisation.

Check out the EP at these sites –

https://open.spotify.com/album/4FQueH7OxsmSFw371NbZqZ?si=6fGBY-H_R96lXhIvMmlCzg

https://torontoblessings.bandcamp.com/album/asleep

Toronto Blessings - Asleep EP

Asleep recorded by Jason Sanderson (Who has recorded/mastered Rolo Tomassi, Brontide, Bodyhound, The Plight)

Links
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoBlessings/
https://torontoblessings.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/torontoblessings
https://twitter.com/Getblessed666
Instagram toronto_blessings

Band Members
Rik – Vocals/Bass
Dale – Guitar/Synth/Vocals
Murray – Drums

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