Wednesday, 10 February 2016
London, Feb. 10, 2016 – Electric Citizen, the Cincinnati-based four-piece whose 2014debut album, Sateen, Decibel Magazine described as “rock’n’roll grooves” that are “tremendous and insanely catchy”, release their anticipated follow-up, Higher Time, on May 13 via RidingEasy Records.
The band recently gave fans an early preview of the ten-track album with the song “Evil,” heard here. Consequence of Sound included the new album in their list of 2016’s Most Anticipated Metal Albums, saying “Electric Citizen have the most breakout potential of all the young bands on this list, and with songs this good, they deserve to blow up.”
“We chose producer Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John) because he's an excellent musician with a great ear for rock ‘n’ roll, and a good friend that we trust,” notes singer Laura Dolan. The quartet, which also includes guitar player Ross Dolan, bass player Randy Proctor and drummer Nate Wagner, joined Olive at The Diamonds Studio in Cincinnati. Mixing was done at Nashville’s famed Easy Eye Studios and handled by Black Keys’ engineer Collin Dupuis.
Higher Time track list:
1. Evil 2. Social Phobia 3. Misery Keeper 4. Devils in Passing Time 5. Golden Mean 6. Higher Time 7. Ghost of Me 8. Natural Law 9. Crux 10. Two Hearted Woman
Pre-orders are available via www.ridingeasyrecs.com (physical) and electriccitizenband.bandcamp.com (digital). Tour dates will be announced soon.
Chicago, IL - BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING, electro-metal project from producer Dietrich Thrall (ex-DOYLE, MARAZENE), has released their modernized version of British Power Pop band The Outfield's classic hit single "Your Love". Infused with Thrall's signature dark vocals and backed up with a a throbbing bassline and screaming synths, BITS's updated version takes the energy of the original but twists it with a heavy, Electro-Rock sensibility.
"Your Love" is the much anticipated 4th single from Beauty in the Suffering's upcoming EP, The Crazies, out February 16th on Narcicessity Records
About BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING
Artist & producer DieTrich Thrall is known among industrial-metal fans for his work in the band Marazene (AKA: Marazene Machine), who scored a hit - and the approval of rock legends NIKKI SIXX and TOMMY LEE - with their extreme cover of Motley Crüe's “Live Wire” as well as horror punk fans during his touring stint with MISFITS guitar legend DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN's solo project DOYLE.
“BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING is one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on lately” said Provo Provenzano, who handled engineering and guested on the project and appeared in 4 of the music videos. “DieTrich is insanely precise in the studio and has a great vision for where his songs need to be and the DIY ability and attitude to get it done right. DieTrich has also brought in some amazing studio musicians to help round out a unique and catchy collection of gritty and electronic based songs. I can’t wait to get them out there for the world to hear!”
In between flirtations and collaborations with rock n' roll's elite, Thrall has pushed ahead, never afraid to pioneer new ground, forming a new heavy electronic rock supergroup dubbed BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING which features studio and media special guests from members of TRAPT, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, DOPE, ANTI-MORTEM, SKINLAB, EVERYBODY PANIC – with additional guests TBA.
For their first outing as a new band, Thrall and team decided to adopt a horror motif, beginning with the track “The Crazies (The Zombie Song),” which is no doubt influenced by the horror classics of George A. Romero – not just the film of the same name, but his beloved Dead saga as well.
“The Crazies” is the first of four zombie-themed music videos to be released and you'll be hearing more about the project soon.
Drummer CHRIS EMERY of AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE contributed a total of 12 songs to the project in 2 marathon drum sessions with THRALL at OKC’s BELL LAB STUDIOS (FLAMING LIPS). Both "N.G.F.D." and "REVEILLE" feature Emery's performance and he would later take part in the filming of "The Crazies" music video. ANGEL BARTOLOTTA (ex DOPE) tracked studio drums on "The Crazies."
Heavy metal titans METAL CHURCH have released a new track entitled 'Killing Your Time', from their forthcoming new album XI, due for release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Listen to the track over on YouTube:
'Killing Your Time' is available to order digitally via iTunes.
XI was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris 'The Wizard' Collier. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. The new album is available for pre-order on Limited Edition formats, HERE.
From the first guitar riff of album opener 'Reset' through the driving outro of album closer 'Suffer Fools', it's clear that METAL CHURCH are back and better than ever. 'Needle and Suture' and 'Soul Eating Machine' showcase the songwriting that made the early Mike Howe albums The Human Factor, Blessing In Disguise and Hanging In The Balance such fan favourites. The epic 'Signal Path' and 'Sky Falls In' clock in at over 7-minutes each and showcase the amazing musicianship that METAL CHURCH are known for.
The track listing for XI racks up as follows:
01. Reset 02. Killing Your Time 03. No Tomorrow 04. Signal Path 05. Sky Falls In 06. Needle & Suture 07. Shadow 08. Blow Your Mind 09. Soul Eating Machine 10. It Waits 11. Suffer Fools 12. Fan The Fire (Exclusive Bonus Track)
Spinefarm Records is stoked to announce the signing of Denmark’s HELHORSE. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's eagerly awaited third album, Helhorse, to be released during the first quarter of 2016.
Since 2011, Helhorse have purveyed their instantly identifiable brand of sludgy yet rocking metal, leaving a firm footprint in the Danish metal scene. Now, with the backing of multi-national metal powerhouse Spinefarm Records, these Danes are poised to go places.
On stage channeling the subtlety and restraint of a rhinoceros with a PMS, Helhorse are a live act not to be missed. Steadily gaining ground and taking over stages ever bigger since the days of their debut album For Wolves and Vultures (2011) Helhorse have not lost a step over the years. They’re a veritable asphalt paver running over you, halting, backing up and running all over you again, with a sound that's both true to its chemically induced influences and refreshing in its groove.
A sweat-drenched symbiosis of Alice In Chains and grungy High On Fire intense enough to burst at the seams, Helhorse the album is the apex of the Copenhageners’ careers this far and its eponymous name par for the course for the group’s no-nonsense image – an album that defies naming, pigeonholing and further explanation. Cover and tracklisting of this Heavy as Hel slab are as follows:
Tracklisting for Helhorse’s Helhorse:
01. Carry Your Own 02. Among The Wolves 03. Fortune Favours The Bold 04. I 05. The Blood Boiler 06. Hell Of A Ride 07. II 08. Raise The Black Flag 09. III 10. My Haven / Your Hell 11. No Fucks Given
A statement from the band reads as follows:
“ May 13th is going to be a huge day for Helhorse and a day we have longed for. The creation of our third album has by far been our most challenging yet, truly a product of blood, sweat and tears. But it also marks our greatest artistic triumph so far. We are extremely proud of this album, the songs are deeply personal, honest and the sound of Helhorse firing on all cylinders.”.
“So strap in kids - it’s gonna be a hell of a ride”.
The road to the May 13th release (cd, digital, vinyl ) of this colossal slab of Helhorse heaviness is paved with the dropping of advance single/video Hell Of A Ride on March 25th. Prepare to be crushed!
Mikkel Wad Larsen – Vocals Aske Kristiansen – Vocals Stephan C. Krabsen – Guitars Jakob Møgelvang – Guitars Theis Roed Thorgersen – Bass Jesper Bergstedt – Drums