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Music Video: The Hellfreaks – Men In Grey

Music Video: The Hellfreaks – Men In Grey

In January 2020 Hellfreaks’ fourth album “God On The Run” will be released. The band has been working on the new songs for over two years, fulfilling their old dream to work with foreign producers. For pre-production work Paul Miner(New Glory, Atreyu, Death By Stereo), for production/mixing Evan Rodaniche(Escape The Fate, Powerman 5000, Lacey Sturm), and for the mastering Tom Waltzjoined them to provide the perfect final form for the band’s songs and ideas.

Thanks to Mihaszna Film, the first video clip has been made for the track “Men In Grey”. It focuses on the value of time and its irreplaceable and irreversible nature. “Under the pressure of everyday performance stress, everybody is constantly striving for efficiency, trying tomake every moment of their lives worthwhile, because our social worth is determined by the achievements in our work. Meanwhile, we do not have the time to ask ourselves: Is this really the key to success and happiness?” Continue reading →

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Music News: Black Income – ‘unSOUND’ Has Been Released Today!

Music News: Black Income – ‘unSOUND’ Has Been Released Today!

Black Income have released their new album unSound today along with a video for their new single, Loaded Gun.

“It’s been a wild ride, we really wanted to leave a mark and we worked hard on developing our unique sound everyone was so fond of with our debut album ‘Noise Pollution’, we wanted to do a more organic and open sound on the new album, we believe Rock and Metal music is to pumped these days, and it ruins the listening experience for the fans” singer Henrik Thrane says. Continue reading →

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Alter Bridge “Take The Crown” With Lyric Video For Latest Song From The Upcoming Album Walk The Sky

Alter Bridge “Take The Crown” With Lyric Video For Latest Song From The Upcoming Album Walk The Sky

New Album To Be Released Worldwide on October 18, 2019

Pre-Order Now Available at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky

Band to Begin Worldwide Tour in Support of Latest Release in September

 

As the debut single “Wouldn’t You Rather” continues to climb the Active Rock charts and on the heels of the recently-released, fan favorite “Pay No Mind,” Alter Bridge have unveiled another track from their upcoming release Walk The Sky (October 18th via Napalm Records). “Take The Crown” is now available on all digital service providers around the globe and an inspiring lyric video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/YG3QxwA7i34. The song, which is sure to be an addition to the band’s live set, opens with the rallying cry lyric “So sorry, so sorry, but you’re going down.” The song is quintessential Alter Bridge and showcases the musicianship that has won Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums, fans around the globe. Continue reading →

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Acid Death – Album “Primal Energies”, Singles “Primal Energies” And “Godless Shrines”.

Acid Death – Album “Primal Energies”, Singles “Primal Energies” And “Godless Shrines”.

Acid Death is one of the older and important Greek band in Death metal scene. This year the band celebrates 30 years anniversary with the release of the 6th full-length album titled “Primal Energies”.

At the same time, they are planning a big live tour with a special playlist with the biggest moments of the 30 years band’s life. Continue reading →

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Winterfylleth Announce New Live Album ’The Siege Of Mercia’

Winterfylleth Announce New Live Album ’The Siege Of Mercia’

RELEASED 13TH SEPTEMBER (CANDLELIGHT/SPINEFARM RECORDS)

 
Leading lights of the UK Black Metal scene, Winterfylleth, return on 13th September 2019 with a brand new live album ‘The Siege of Mercia’ on CD/DVD and gatefold LP.
 
The album features a span of the band’s classic material – as well as a previously unreleased bonus track – and serves to demonstrate the formidable live abilities of Winterfylleth, as performed as part of their main stage appearance at Bloodstock Festival 2017. 
Winterfylleth The Siege Of Mercia
 
Bloodstock is often seen as the only domestic open-air festival to really focus on providing a stage for underground bands and they were one of the first to take a chance on adding Winterfylleth to their line up almost 10 years ago; something for which the band have always been grateful. Guitarist/vocalist Chris Naughton comments,
 
“Back then, playing the festival coincided with us releasing our second album ‘The Mercian Sphere’ (our first for Candlelight Records), and provided us with a huge platform on which we were able to launch that release. It was also the first time we had performed those songs on such a national scale. Having done so, our profile grew quickly and we were able to push the band forwards to where we find ourselves now. 
 
We have been fortunate enough to have been asked back to perform at the festival on a number of occasions since those early days, and it has always felt like ‘coming home’ when we do. Looking back, the highlight of all our appearances to date was in 2017 when we were invited to play the Ronnie James Dio stage. It was a great show for us”
 
Mixed and Mastered from the original desk recordings by long time collaborator Chris Fielding (Primordial/Electric Wizard/Napalm Death), with the live DVD footage professionally filmed on the Ronnie James Dio Stage,’The Siege of Mercia’ is an absolutely essential release for fans of atmospheric Black Metal. The band add, “with no overdubs, and a lot of passion; this is Winterfylleth live in 2017. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to seeing you from another stage very soon! Until then…”
 
Watch the video for ’The Swart Raven (Live At Bloodstock, UK, 2017)’ 

Winterfylleth are also currently working on the follow up to last year’s album, ‘The Hallowing Of Heirdom’ stating that, “we are also deep into the process of writing a new Winterfylleth studio album. Having taken a breather on the last record to make an acoustic album, we are now fully focused on a new, Black Metal album which we are hoping to record at the back end of 2019. 
 
The material that’s coming out so far is fierce, epic, triumphant and as emotionally charged as anything the band has ever done before, but this time it’s been honed through the filter of skills and writing experience we’ve garnered over the past few years doing a different kind of album. 
 
We’re hoping that what will come next will be a welcome surprise for our fans and a real statement of intent for the future”
The Siege Of Mercia is available to preorder – HERE
 
CD/DVD/LP Tracklisting:
 
01 | The Solitary One Waits For Grace (The Wayfarer Pt. 1)
02 | The Swart Raven
03 | Whisper Of The Elements
04 | A Valley Thick With Oaks
05 | Defending The Realm
06 | Children Of The Stones (Synth Version)*
 
*CD/DVD version only 
 
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Crash Valley Release New Single ‘Stay’

Crash Valley Release New Single ‘Stay’

The hard rock band from Greek-Australians Nass Athans (Vocals/Bass), Jon Lambousis (Guitars) and Greg Limberis (Drums) strikes again!!!!

After the debut single “War babies”, Crash Valley released their second single titled “Stray”. An equally powerful song, a characteristic sample of their pure hard rock music. Continue reading →

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Astrosaur Share Guitar Play Through Video For ‘Karakoram II’

Astrosaur Share Guitar Play Through Video For ‘Karakoram II’

New Album Obscuroscope  Released 27h September (Pelagic Records)

Astrosaur’s virtuous necro-nautic universe consists of equal parts instrumental rock and post-metal, studded with lavish prog, jazz, mathrock and black metal ornaments.

“The general public perceives academia and heavy metal as rivals, but Astrosaur, whose members studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand, lean toward the intellectual without sacrificing any authenticity“, Invisible Oranges said about the Oslo 3-piece. Virtuoso guitarist and main songwriter Eirik Kråkenes has filled in as a session musician for Norwegian acts Leprous and Ihsahn, among many others… Continue reading →

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Album Review: Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Deluxe 2-Disc CD & Blu-Ray Edition

Album Review: Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Deluxe 2-Disc CD & Blu-Ray Edition

Originally released in 2015, Hand. Cannot. Erase was a huge hit with fans and critics alike. The new 2 disc set brings back the original album and also includes a Blu-ray disc featuring the album in hi-resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), along with seven additional tracks including alternative & radio mixes. The Lasse Hoile Studio Documentary & studio sessions photo gallery complete the Blu-ray. Continue reading →

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Album Release: Finsterforst – Zerfall

Album Release: Finsterforst – Zerfall

Mankind Against Nature – A mind-blowing mix of post, black and pagan metal!

Zerfall sees Black Forest Metal act Finsterforstreturn to the serious and elegiac soundscapes of classics as Mach Dich Frei(2015) on their fifth studio album, instead of the stylistic intermezzo of predecessor #YOLO(2016). Continue reading →

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