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Jonathan Hultén to release debut album Chants From Another Place

Jonathan Hultén to release debut album Chants From Another Place

Kscope – 13th March 2020 

JONATHAN HULTÉN, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter, also known as guitarist in blackened-death metal vampires Tribulation, has joined the Kscope roster to release his debut solo album Chants From Another Place

Following on from his 2017 EP The Dark Night Of The Soul (watch the “Nightly Sun” video / listen to the EP) Continue reading →

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Gizz Butt Celebrates 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Metal and Punk Guitar with Arse-Kicking Masterclass

Gizz Butt Celebrates 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Metal and Punk Guitar with Arse-Kicking Masterclass

Gizz Butt has earned a unique place among rock’s legendary guitarists for his groundbreaking fusion of hardcore punk and technically accomplished heavy metal guitar ferocity and his latest album with his band, Janus Stark, sees him at the peak of his powers. From his first recognition internationally in the early 80’s with the band English Dogs, recognized by heavy metal behemoths Metallica as an early influence on their sound, through to his stellar work with Crass (Last Supper) and The Prodigy, Gizz’s style has kept him at the forefront of British rock guitar innovators, earning plaudits from luminaries such as Dave Grohl and David Bowie. Continue reading →

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Broken Lines Release Charity Christmas Single

Broken Lines Release Charity Christmas Single

Broken Lines have released a new Christmas song with all proceeds going to charity. Please help them if you can!

We are selling our Christmas song online and donating all proceeds to Shelter Cymru.

Winter can be a very lonely and miserable time of year, especially if you’re homeless. Yet we live in a world where there is plenty of money and space for everyone. We are all ‘guilty’ of overspending at Christmas, wanting to be generous to our friends and relatives, but what about those with no shelter, no home, no family…?

The greatest gifts humanity has is to be able to communicate, help and love each other and yet we seem to find it the most difficult thing to do! Surely this is what Christmas is about?

We (Broken Lines) challenged ourselves to write a Christmas song, in a week, with the intention of doing something positive for our community and here it is… Christmas Crime by Broken Lines

Please don’t sit back and ignore it, get up and make a difference. It could be you one day!

Merry Christmas… Broken Lines x

Bandcamp: https://brokenlinesuk.bandcamp.com/track/christmas-crime

JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brokenlinesuk

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The Hellfreaks – New Video And Album News

The Hellfreaks – New Video And Album News

On February 7, 2020, the fourth album of the Budapest band The Hellfreaks will be released, titled God On The Run. The band has been working on new songs for more than two years,
fulfilling their old dream of working with foreign producers. They had Paul Miner (New Found
Glory, Atreyu, Death By Stereo) for pre-production, Evan Rodaniche (Escape The Faith, Powerman 5000, Lacey Sturm) for the production/mixing phase, and Tom Waltz for the mastering to mould the band’s songs and ideas into the most perfect shape. The album will be released by the German Sunny Bastard Records. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Medusa Touch

Quick Questions With Medusa Touch

Medusa Touch are a heavy rock band from the 1980’s glory days of heavy metal. The band started in 1982 and lasted till 1990 when they stopped playing live. All the lads in the band came from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Their brand of rock varies from song to song showing various influences from Hendrix to Van Halen.

Fast forward 29 years and they are back! Obscure NWOBHM Releases (ONR) records released the band’s first album, Terror-eyes Anthology, in August 19. The album has been greatly received with fantastic reviews. Medusa Touch Hit the road in November 19. Bookings for 2020 are looking fantastic too with 3 festival bookings confirmed and a number of other gigs looking good too. Continue reading →

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The Neal Morse Band Sign With Insideout Music!

The Neal Morse Band Sign With Insideout Music!

The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019’ to be released in March 2020

The Neal Morse Band have returned to the InsideOutMusic family, re-signing with the label in 2019 and announcing the release of a forthcoming new live album – ‘The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019’ for the 6th March 2020.  Continue reading →

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead launch video for ‘Into The Godless Void’; second single from forthcoming 10th studio album

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead launch video for ‘Into The Godless Void’; second single from forthcoming 10th studio album

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead bring fans another new song today with the release of “Into The Godless Void.”  Everything kicks into full pelt with this noisy and thrilling existential anthem that follows the news of the band’s first new album in six years, their upcoming 25th year anniversary and a European headline tour.  Just last month …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announced the January 17th release of X: The Godless Void and Other Stories along with their first new song and video for “Don’t Look Down” which Rolling Stone called “…a bustling rock track carried by rushing drums and fuzzy guitars….”  Continue reading →

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TOUNDRA – New album, ‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’, to be released on 28th February

TOUNDRA – New album, ‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’, to be released on 28th February

‘Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari’ is the latest musical initiative of TOUNDRA, the intrepid instrumental rock band from Spain, that once again showcases their mutable capability to approach new projects and reinvent their art. This is not just an exceptional soundtrack to the quintessential German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene that turns exactly 100 years old in 2020, it’s also a dialogue with the listener with the intention of questioning ideas like manipulation, freedom and human nature itself. The album will be released by InsideOut/Century Media on February 28th 2020. Continue reading →

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envy Share Video For ‘A Step In The Morning Glow’

envy Share Video For ‘A Step In The Morning Glow’

New Album ‘The Fallen Crimson’ Released 7th February 2020 (Pelagic Records) / Touring The UK In December
Japan’s most iconic and influential post-hardcore band envy have shared the Timothee Lambrecq directed video for latest single ‘‘A Step in the Morning Glow’. The band comment,
 
“envy would like to give full respect and thanks to our good friend Timothee Lambrecq for directing and editing this video for us. We thank you all for your many years of support and we hope you accept this small gift from envy.”

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Sky Valley Mistress Join New Heavy Sounds

Sky Valley Mistress Join New Heavy Sounds

New Heavy Sounds are very very pleased to bring you the latest addition to the growing NHS family of fiends. Four young upstarts from Blackburn, Lancashire who have grit in their teeth and stoner rock in their blood. A big hello to Kayley, Max, Sean and Russell aka ‘Sky Valley Mistress’ If you like your hard rock with a full dose of desert vibe then this is for you. You won’t be sorry. Their debut LP was recorded with Dave Catching no less (QOTSA, EODM and Mojave Lords) at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and it rocks like a bloody big rockin’ thing. Album details and video to come next year, in the meantime check out this teaser and watch out for the video to drop. 

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