Thursday, 21 January 2016
Chattanooga, TN - Metalcore outfit Fault Lines has just released their new single off the band’s forthcoming EP entitled Such Is Life. The single, entitled “Equal Parts,” features Silent Planet vocalist Garrett Russel and will be the fifth track off the January 26th six track EP.
“This EP is a collection of songs that open up a dialogue about various feelings or things that we as humans have to deal with in our lives, that aren't exactly positive. We didn't want to sugar-coat the content so a lot of it comes off as cynical or melancholy, but it's honest which is what we were going for. The release deals with addiction, anxiety, fighting complacency and a few other subjects that are harsh realities of the world we live in. We hope that you find some solace in knowing that you are not alone in these issues and that you can get through it. That's the main idea of this EP... You will get past it and move on, and it's worth it to.” - Corey Pettit (Screamer)
1. High Strung 2. Self/Destruct 3. Lifelike 4. Write Me Off 5. Equal Parts 6. Gypsy Blood
About Fault Lines:
Fault Lines is a 6-piece metal/hardcore hybrid that strives to push the limits of what is defined as "heavy music". Paralleling gut-wrenching breakdowns and powerful melodies are staples of what you'll find from Fault Lines sonically. The outfit aims to provoke thought and change through honest and relatable lyrical content.
On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release their brand-new, seventh studio album 'Jumalten Aika' – which means ‘The Age Of Gods’ in English – via Century Media Records.
“There are a lot more folk music influences present in “Jumalten Aika” than earlier”, comments Henri Sorvali (Guitars, keyboards & vocals). “This time around, they are more deeply integrated to the overall sound. “Jumalten Aika” is like a circling wolf biting the hardest when you would never expect it. The music is unchained aggression, deep mysteries of the North and thundering witchcraft combined together in a molten forge of the Gods and reminds us all of something that never left our blood and soil.”
“Jumalten Aika” will be released in the following formats: Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch – European edition Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch – US edition Gatefold black 2LP+CD Gatefold white 2LP+CD – CMDistro.de (EU webshop exclusive), limited to 100 copies Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD – Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies Gatefold clear 2LP+CD – distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies Gatefold silver 2LP+CD – CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies CD / Digital
The European presale at CMDistro.de will kick off March 4, 2016.
The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE’s “Soulless” and ROTTING CHRIST’s “Non Serviam”. These were intentionally added as a second disc to be separated from the main album’s intricate musical and lyrical concept. All physical formats will also include English translations of the lyrics to allow you to delve deeper into the darkened folklore of MOONSORROW.
“Jumalten Aika” track-listing:
1. Jumalten Aika (12:43) 2. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa (15:21) 3. Suden Tunti (7:06) 4. Mimisbrunn (15:55) 5. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) (16:00)
1. Soulless (Grave cover) (3:18) 2. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) (5:10)
MOONSORROW will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen KORPIKLAANI. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official MOONSORROW album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016 and a China tour in early March. See below for all tour dates and confirmed festivals!
MOONSORROW China tour:
01.03.16 B10 Live, Shenzhen, CN 02.03.16 Yuefu Livehouse, Guangzhou, CN 04.03.16 QSW culture center, Shanghai, CN 05.03.16 Little Bar Space, Chegndu , CN 06.03.16 Modernsky Lab, Beijing, CN
MOONSORROW “Jumalten Aika” official album release show:
01.04.16 - Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI
KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW
08.04.16 - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE 09.04.16 - Les Tanzmatten, Selestat, FR 10.04.16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL* 11.04.16 - Le Trabendo, Paris, FR 12.04.16 - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR 13.04.16 - Arena , Madrid, ES 14.04.16 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES 15.04.16 - CC John Lennon, Limoges, FR 16.04.16 - Carène, Brest, FR 17.04.16 - Antipode, Rennes, FR 18.04.16 - CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR 19.04.16 - Les Trinitaires, Metz, FR 20.04.16 - O2 Islington Academy , London, UK 21.04.16 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK 22.04.16 - The Button Factory, Dublin, IRE 23.04.16 – The Limelight 2, Belfast, UK 24.04.16 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK 25.04.16 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK 26.04.16 – Academy 2, Birmingham, UK 27.04.16 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK 28.04.16 – The 1865, Southampton, UK 29.04.16 – Matrix, Bochum, DE * with Heidevolk
MOONSORROW @ festivals 2016:
07.05 Dark Troll Fest, DE 17.06 Tampere Metal Meeting, FI 18.06 Hellfest, FR 19.06 Graspop, BE 23.07 Ragnard Rock, FR 19-20.08 Summer Breeze, DE
Ville Sorvali - Bass & lead vocals Henri Sorvali - Guitars, keyboards & vocals Mitja Harvilahti - Guitars & vocals Markus Eurén - Keyboards Marko Tarvonen - Drums & vocals
Braindead is the third album by Finland-based thrash metallers LOST SOCIETY and will be released on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of their new release, the band have been posting a series of trailers covering the recording of the album. Today sees the release of the first track by track trailer, in which frontman Samy discusses the tracks 'I Am The Antidote', 'Riot' and 'Mad Torture'. Watch it here:
The band premiered the official video for 'I Am The Antidote' at the end of last year - watch here:
Braindead track list:
01. I Am The Antidote 02. Riot 03. Mad Torture 04. Hollow Eyes 05. Rage Me Up 06. Hangover Activator 07. Only (My) Death Is Certain 08. P.S.T.88
Bonus track: 09. Terror Hungry (Californian Easy Listening Version)
LOST SOCIETY will be playing as main support alongside Exodus on their forthcoming 2016 UK & Ireland tour. Front man Samy Elbanna said regarding the announcement: "We can't even begin to tell you all how stoked we are to announce that we'll be hitting the road with the almighty EXODUS at the end of February! We're so happy to finally return to the UK and hit our other favourite countries and cities. We'll be playing some tracks off of ‘BRAINDEAD’ for the first time ever, and of course songs off of the first two records. One thing is for sure, Exodus and Lost Society will tear down every single venue, and we expect you all to go crazy and scream your lungs out!! Make sure you get your tickets right away, this is gonna be legendary!
Europe BEWARE: Lost Society and Exodus comin' atcha!!”
Samy has also put together a video message for the announcement:
ame width="520" height="293" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fo_4ZV4S5yY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> The tour which will take the bands across Europe as well as the UK & Ireland:
25th February – Birmingham, Asylum 26th February – Newcastle, Riverside 27th February – Aberdeen, The Tunnels 28th February – Glasgow, The Cathouse 29th February – Belfast, Limelight 1st March – Dublin, Button Factory 2nd March – Liverpool, O2 Academy 3rd March – York, Fibbers 4th March – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 5th March – London, Underworld 6th March – Brighton, The Haunt 8th March – Southampton – Talking Heads 9th March – Bristol, The Fleece 10th March - Plymouth, The Hub 11th March – Cardiff, The Globe 13th March – Southend, Chinnerys
Exodus and Lost Society are keen to disperse their thrashing annihilation across the UK, this is a tour not to be missed!
Progressive indie-rock quintet Rome Hero Foxes has recently inked a deal with Esque Records (owned by Kurt Travis of A Lot Like Birds). The band will be releasing their sophomore full-length For When You're Falling Backwards on January 24th, but you can hear the entire thing now via Substeam Magazine.
"'For When You're Falling Backwards' is an album that lives up to its own name for the purpose of self-healing and growth, says vocalist C.j Burton. "This record explores every emotion and characteristic of what it's like to be lost in yourself or in a relationship that you know you shouldn't be a part of. As a songwriter who relies on music to get through hard times, I wanted to produce a record that documents my experiences with this theme and have it be a crutch for someone who is undergoing similar issues and hurdles in life with themselves or someone else. This album is for anyone who feels they've lost control and don't have something to grab onto; it's for when you're falling backwards in life."
The record was produced by Mike Sahm at Dream Awake Audio and pre-orders are available now via Esque Records.
About Rome Hero Foxes:
Rome Hero Foxes is a 5 piece Progressive Indie-Rock band from Houston, Texas formed in the summer of 2012. RHF is well known for their articulate and unique style of song writing while delivering a very synchronized and consistent live performance. Following their debut album, Hunters & Demons released in March of 2014, the band is scheduled to follow up with a new sounding release in 2016.
London-based trio Black Orchid Empire have unveiled their incredible first single ‘Come In’. Infusing complex melodies and mammoth riffs, Black Orchid Empire’s unique sound is instantly memorable – yet beautifully vulnerable.
Listen to ‘Come In’ here:
Exceptionally driven and unquestionably talented, BOE have performed alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie, Feeder and Editors and are thriving in the resurgent British rock scene.
“In the beginning we just hurled riffs around in a sweaty rehearsal space, making music that we loved simply for the joy of making it. It was such a raw, heartfelt process, and it spawned so much music that has become incredibly precious to us.
We poured everything into refining and shaping those first ideas until they evolved into the songs we have now. Survival of the fittest riff. This became our core ethos – to make music that we would obsess over if we were fans of the band. That's all we do.
Our first single 'Come In' is the gateway drug to BOE – it has an evocative lyrical message, hook-laden melodies, killer riffs and intricate time-signature stuff but mostly it's just about saying 'this is what we love to do'. This song defines us.” - Vocalist Paul Visser
Winners of Emergenza UK, the band includes previous members of highly-acclaimed groups Queen Adreena and Cape Fear, and is poised to be one of the breakthrough acts of the year.
Watch out for the official music video for ‘Come In’ and forthcoming full-length debut album.
The band will be celebrating the single release with a special free show and launch party at London’s Borderline on the 2nd of March. Details below:
Black Orchid Empire live dates:
March 2nd – The Borderline, London. www.facebook.com/events/561050537377934
Nashville rockers Leaders And Kings have signed with Standby Records and have just released their self-titled label debut, which is available on iTunes andGoogle Play.
The band says, "We are so proud and excited to be a part of the Standby Records Family, we are looking forward to a magnificent 2016. We can't wait for the fans reaction from our new album, our sound has evolved into something we are very proud of."
Established in 2013, founding members Casey Self, Johnny Reeves, Nick Monroe, and Weiss met while hanging out in downtown Nashville, just after they decided to make the move to Tennessee to pursue their music careers.
After talking to each other about their plans in Nashville, the guys soon figured out they had all originally moved to Tennessee from North Carolina and only lived about an hour or so apart from one another.
A few months later, the band entered Omni Sound Studios to record their first album with producer Voytek Kochanek (Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche), and immediately began booking shows at well known venues in Nashville like 12th & Porter and The Rutledge, thus helping them develop a great start in Music City and establish a loyal following.
The following year, the band went back to Omni Sound Studios to record their second album "Never Seen the Day." In July of 2014, Leaders And Kings performed on the Ernie Ball Stage on Vans Warped Tour and later went on to become the only rock band to perform during CMA Fan Fest in downtown Nashville.
The band's new self-titled Standby Records debut was recorded at Studio D with co-producers Don DeBiase (Modern Day Escape, Black Veil Brides) and Jeremy Stempert (Black Veil Brides, Light the Fire).
Tucson, Arizona based Rap / Rock band Lethal Injektion has released the music video for their track "Voices" off their upcoming album Sex Money Power which is set for release this March. The video was filmed, directed, and edited by Irin Daniels of Marmera Films. Watch Lethal Injektion's "Voices" music video below:
"Voices" was written for the purpose of letting loved ones know it's not just what's on the outside, or the inside. It is remembering the sound, tone, beauty & what people say that is often overlooked by so many.. Words from the mouth can be equally important as looks, physical attraction, & mental attraction. - Jacob Ryan (The Raskal)
About Lethal Injektion:
Lethal Injektion is the newest Rap/Rock sensation, based out of Tucson Arizona. The band was put together with Tucson’s hottest top tier artists, to make an undeniable sound & movement. Jacob Ryan, is a successful independent rap artist under the rap name The Raskal, who most recently won West Coast Artist Of The Year @ The UnderGround Music Awards in New York in Decemeber 2015. The Raskal has also had major write ups in The Source, allhiphop.com, and WorldStar Hip Hop, along with other big features. Jonathan Russell is most known for his amazing talents, as the vocalist in his own band, Stands With Fists. Stands With Fists has had a lot of independent success as well doing several huge events such as KnotFest & KFMA’s Fall Ball just to name a few. Jacob reached out to Jonathan, back in July, with an idea and concept never before seen or done in Tucson. A fusion of hardcore, passionate, hip hop lyrics, blended with high energy, aggressive metal tones and rhythms. The one thing missing was a band, to make it all come together. Using his deep connections in the Tucson metal scene, Jonathan reached out to a young, talented, upstart band called Within A Dream, to finalize this new supergroup. Guitarists Matti Hoffman, David Gorst, and Lawrence McIntyre team up with drummer Shawn Shindle, and bassist Alex Parra, to provide a unique yet marketable sound to accompany Jonathan’s wide vocal range and dynamic melodies, as well as Jacob’s gritty, yet clever rhymes and distinct voice. Their debut single “Strength Through Struggle” has done amazing numbers, and is available on all major digital music outlets. The band released their follow up single, and very first music video “Voices” on their youtube channel Friday January 15 and is getting a lot of attention. Be on the lookout for their debut album “Sex Money Power” under the home umbrella RuffLife Recordz coming out this Spring 2016.
Heavy Doom metallers EXORCISM featuring RAVEN LORD and METAL MACHINE's CSABA ZVEKAN (vocals) as well as featuring HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR’s JOE ’SHREDLORD’ STUMP(guitars) have recruited ex JORN, IAN PACE, KHAOS, TORE ST. MOREN bassist NIC ANGILERI to their ranks. The band is currently at TOTAL MASTER SOUND STUDIOS, Basel in Switzerland to record their 4th release with an undisclosed title and is scheduled to be release later this year 2016.
NIC ANGILERI comments:
ANGILERI comments on joining EXORCISM: “I’m very excited to reveal that I’ve officially joined the band Exorcism! I’m happy to start this brand new adventure made of Metal. News will follow on the near days so the first gigs will be announced from our pages soon. See you on the road metalheads. ”
NIC ANGILERI did extensive live shows and touring with bands such as JORN, IAN PACE, GOTTHARD, KHAOS, TORE ST. MOREN and many more. He is joining EXORCISM for future shows and recordings.
NIC ANGILERI is proudly endorsed by: EBS, Loud Guitars, Esh Bass, Zoom (by Mogar), InTune, S.I.T. strings, Delano Pickups Exorcism recently re-released “I AM GOD"
EXORCISM recently announced to re-release their critically acclaimed debut album “I AM GOD” on February 13. 2016 that was taken off the market due to a legal dispute.
With a brand new 2016 mix and mastering made by CSABA ZVEKAN straight from the metal factory the TOTAL MASTER SOUND STUDIOS in Switzerland. A total of 13 songs with the original 10 tracks plus 3 additional bonus tracks from the same era of recording making this a "must have” for the fans of heavy and doom. The record comes out Worldwide on DREAM RECORDS.
The current line up shapes up as follows:
CSABA ZVEKAN - Vocals JOE STUMP - Lead Guitar NIC ANGILERI - Bass Guitar VITAL ROXX - Drums
Polish death metal masters DECAPITATED have released an official video for the track 'Veins'. The unique animated video was created by Polish based animator / concept artist Łukasz Rusinek and depicts an apocalyptic universe featuring droids and feuding superpowers. Watch the video exclusively over on the band's website here:
Łukasz commented on the video: "Animation is an area extremely time-consuming and the fact that I work alone only adds to the sad fact that, especially during complex productions such as the video for the song 'Veins' by Decapitated, my little ones await their father to come back home in the evenings in vain and my newlywed wife withers at the window longing to see me. Despite these minor inconveniences, I do not complain because I love to combine sound with vision.
On most occasions I prepare scripts myself. And so it was this time. I came up with a short story with the apocalypse in the background, set in a slightly imaginary universe in which droids fight on battlefields instead of humans, intelligence cells of feuding superpowers plot their rise to power, and the relics of the Cold War keep waiting for someone to finally press that 'damn button'. Enjoy."
The video is being released in support of the Decapitated's forthcoming tour dates across the US, EU and UK. Speaking about their international dates, the band commented: "We can't wait to start the touring ahead - we're in America, Canada, UK and Europe with some great bands and look forward to playing in front of our loyal Decapitated fans across the world!”
Decapitated have joined forces with Sylosis for the UK leg of their tour, with the dates racking up as follows:
Wed March 02 2016 - BRISTOL Marble Factory Thu March 03 2016 - BIRMINGHAM Rainbow Fri March 04 2016 - GLASGOW Garage Sat March 05 2016 - MANCHESTER Academy 3 Mon March 07 2016 - LONDON Electric Ballroom Tue March 08 2016 - COLCHESTER Arts Centre Wed March 09 2016 - PLYMOUTH Hub Thu March 10 2016 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms Fri March 11 2016 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2 Sat March 12 2016 - NORWICH Waterfront
'Veins' is taken from the band's latest album 'Blood Mantra', which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy.
The Limited Edition Digipack version of the album also comes wit a DVD documenting the making of Blood Mantra.
The Limited Edition Dark Green Vinyl version of the album is available for order from the Nuclear Blast UK webstore:
1. Exiled In Flesh 2. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation 3. Veins 4. Blood Mantra 5. Nest
1. Instinct 2. Blindness 3. Red Sun
Bonus: 4. Moth Defect
FINNISH METALLERS ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR MARCH 4th 2016
Finland’s ‘merry metallers’ Reckless Love will be releasing their fourth studio album, ‘InVader’, on March 4th 2016 via Spinefarm Records – the follow-up to the colourful quartet’s previous album, ‘Spirit’ (2013).
Produced by Ilkka Wirtanen, ‘InVader’ features all new, original material, and sees the musicians exploring fresh sounds as well as delivering their audience-pleasing signature party anthems.
“Our latest album “InVader” sends a fresh breeze from Finland to all over the world in March 2016,” explains drummer Hessu Maxx. “We took our time with this album and it was worth it. ‘InVader’ is our boldest and most versatile album so far. We recorded these killer songs, we found the sound and it’s all there. There is nothing to add. We really nailed it this time. We are really looking forward to getting back on the road because that is where we belong. You’re going to see and hear this merry metal four piece even stronger than before.”
The track listing for ‘InVader’ is as follows:
01. We Are The Weekend 02. Hands 03. Monster 04. Child Of The Sun 05. Bullettime 06. Scandinavian Girls 07. Pretty Boy Swagger 08. Rock It 09. Destiny 10. Let’s Get Cracking 11. Keep It Up All Night (UK Bonus Track)
For UK fans, ‘Monster’ will be the first single / video, and will be available shortly.
On the live front, Reckless Love will be returning to the UK in March, with Spinefarm label-mates Santa Cruz guesting on all dates. After the first seven shows, the tour heads off into Europe before culminating at the end of the month at the Scala theatre in London.
UK Tour Dates:
04 March - Thekla, Bristol 05 March - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 06 March - Key Club, Leeds 07 March - O2 Academy2, Newcastle 09 March - Cathouse, Glasgow 10 March - Gorilla, Manchester 12 March - Rock City, Nottingham 31 March - Scala, London
NEW ALBUM, ‘DESIRE’S MAGIC THEATRE’, RELEASE DATE MOVED TO APRIL 29TH 2016
Purson welcomes you to Desire’s Magic Theatre… just a little later than originally anticipated…
Fans can now expect the album to be released globally on April 29th 2016 under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf banner, rather than on the previously announced date of March 23rd. The change has been brought about by exciting tour developments in the US, all of which will be revealed in good time…
Desire’s Magic Theatre draws inspiration from the rock operas of the late sixties and early seventies; musically, visually and lyrically, it touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, making telling use of classical instruments and complex arrangements, and fully exploring the outer limits of reel to reel tape.
Says singer / guitarist /song-writer Rosalie Cunningham: “Desire’s Magic Theatre has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.”
Purson – Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Samuel Robinson (keyboards), Justin Smith (bass), Raphael Mura (drums) – have recently returned from a six-week tour of North America Special Guesting with Ghost, following on from a stint on the Kiss Kruise IV plus a sold-out Los Angeles debut at the notorious Viper Room.
Previously announced UK headline dates remain unchanged.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
WED 09 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA THU 10 NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY FRI 11 NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO SAT 12 MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS WED 16 LONDON, 100 CLUB THU 24 EXETER, THE CAVERN CLUB FRI 25 PLYMOUTH, THE JUNCTION SAT 26 SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS SUN 27 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN WED 30 BIRMINGHAM, THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE THU 31 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY
FRI 01 GLASGOW, AUDIO SAT 02 LEEDS, THE BRUDENELL