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Monday, 29 February 2016


Hailing from the Emerald Isle, North Clare Dark Ambient Alchemists FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA are set to release their new ep ‘The Fenian Ram’ on April 29th via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

FTBOA's latest offering 'The Fenian Ram' pays homage to Liscannor born engineering legend John P Holland - the man who invented the submarine. It features guest Sean-nós style vocals from Stíofán De Roiste/Celtachor as well as a rework of the late Micho Russell song ‘The Ballad Of John P Holland’.

'The Fenian Ram' track listing: 1. Fenian Ram (feat. Stíofán De Roister) 2. The Ballad Of John Philip Holland (feat. Micho Russell)

'The Fenian Ram' will be available in digital format as well as on cassette tape (strictly limited to 50) - preorder the release HERE.

To coincide with the release date of the ep, FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA will be curating the ‘RoadBurren Fleadh’ one day festival in The Burren Storehouse @ the Roadside Tavern - Lisdoonvarna, County Clare in Ireland on 30th April.

The event will showcase some of the best metal bands and alternative electronic artists in the country along with short documentaries on the independent Irish music scene from film maker John Mulvaney.

This will also be the band’s first ever hometown headline performance. The line up for this event is completed by Dark Ambient / Drone artist RUAIRI O’BAOIGHILL, black metallers MORTINCHIA, Galway’s post metalcore outfit ILLENKUS, Dublin folk metal warriors CELTACHOR and Burren native Electroacoustic Soundscapes artist BARRY DILLION.

From The Bogs Of Aughiska live:

04 Mar Cork (IRE) - Fred Zepplins 05 Mar Galway (IRE) - Roisin Dub 30 Apr Lisdoonvarna (IRE) - Roadburren Fleadh festival

Violent Pop band BLIND CHANNEL from Finland releases new single and video

Blind Channel is a young and hungry 'violent pop' band from Oulu, Finland. The band has gained a lot of attention with their energetic live performances and their modern angle to international mainstream rock music.

Last year Blind Channel shocked audiences and medias around the world when they released a "violent pop cover" of Ed Sheeran's blockbuster "Don't."

Now, in february 2016 they rewarded their fans' wait with the first new single from their debut album. The single "Darker Than Black" was released byt the finnish label Ranka Kustannus. The song was produced by finnish hitmaker Jonas Olsson and mixed by swedish expert Jens Bogren.

Blind Channel comments on the new single: "What follows when you combine a young and energetic boy band with a skillful pop producer and renowned mixing wizard? The answer is: a damn good violent pop tune. Both the song and the video give you a heads-up of what's coming. We're gonna hit you with an international and catchy - yet approachable violent pop album."

They've played Finnish big festivals in Provinssirock, Ilosaarirock, Qstock & Nummirock where they won the Wacken Metal Battle in Finland so they also played their first gig ever abroad in the world's biggest metal festival in Wacken Open Air in Germany to about 10.000 people. Soon after that Blind Channel performed at the massive Sziget Festival in Budapest [HU]. The band have also played hundred of sweaty club gigs including the support gigs with huge bands like Enter Shikari [UK] and Machinae Supremacy [SWE].

Last year Blind Channel has been busy touring around Europe, and next fall they're heading to Norway to perform at The Edge Nordic -festival with bands like Sylosis, Adept, We Butter The Bread With Butter and Eskimo Callboy.

BLIND CHANNEL live dates:

30.04.2016 - Bar 15, Seinäjoki, FIN 07.05.2016 - Kerubi, Joensuu, FIN 12.05.2016 - Henry's Pub, Kuopio, FIN 13.05.2016 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FIN 14.05.2016 - On The Rocks, Helsinki, FIN 20.05.2016 - Rummer's Club, Oulu, FIN 9.-10.09.2016 - The Edge nordic, Bergen, NOR


DROWNING POOL today have debuted a new music video for their hit single "By The Blood" exclusively via Directed by Daniel Wanghorn of Toaster in the Tub Productions, this is the first video we've seen since the band released their all new LP earlier this month. "By The Blood" can be heard in heavy rotation on SiriusXM's Octane channel.


Drowning Pool also just announced a string of headlining tour dates. Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed are serving as support.

Drowning Pool released Hellelujah on February 5, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The band tapped renowned artist Brian Mercer (CHRIS CORNELL, LAMB OF GOD, HIGH ON FIRE) to design the cover art. Hellelujah is the follow up to Resilience, released in 2013. This time the band worked with producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL) at the helm.

Drowning Pool have beaten the darkness and now they celebrate life on life’s terms. The core trio of C.J. Pierce (guitar), Stevie Benton (bass) and Mike Luce (drums) mine hardship, struggle and disappointment to emerge victorious each time, crafting empowering hard rock anthems. Drowning Pool songs conjure emotions that deeply connect with those who persevere against the odds and sacrifice to survive, and their music transcends boundaries of race, class and lifestyle as well, resonating with people from all walks of life who look to music to get them through life’s challenges.

Jasen Moreno’s powerful vocals enabled him to quickly master Drowning Pool’s dense catalog when he became the band’s frontman in 2012. From his reverent delivery of the late Dave Williams mosh-pit ready lyrics in the ubiquitous signature hit "Bodies” to his powerful take on Top 5 Active Rock hits like “Step Up” from Desensitized (2004), “37 Stitches” from Full Circle (2007), and “Feel Like I Do” (Drowning Pool, 2010).

German Electronic-Rock Duo BULLET HEIGHT Releases “Bastion” Lyric Video

Berlin-based electronic-rock duo BULLET HEIGHT, featuring Sammi Doll of IAMX and Jon Courtney of Pure Reason Revolution have launched a lyric video for their addictive new single, "Bastion." Directed by Valquire Veljkovic, the video can be seen here:

BULLET HEIGHT offered the following insight on the lyric video: "Working with Valquire Veljkovic was great. He was inspired by different glass shards in front of the lens to create live effects - He had so many ideas, it was brilliant to work with someone who understood the importance of introducing us visually for the first time as a new band. He really grabbed the right tone and vision while keeping the distinction between lyric and music video."

The single, "Bastion" is currently available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, via Superball Music.

On the formation of the group, John previously commented: "I left London, moved to Berlin, rented a dirt-cheap room in an old DDR building & started battering out the music that would go on to become Bullet Height. I wanted to create something darker & heavier than ever before – I’d always written & produced in the past under no creative constraint & that has continued with this new band. From the first vocal session with Sammi I knew we were onto something…Superball caught wind of things…now here we are!"

Sammi added: "Jon and I met through producer Tom Bellamy at a dirty rock bar in Berlin on Halloween. He was looking for someone to collaborate on his new music, we met up a few days later and it became clear that this would turn into something much bigger than expected. It was exactly the release I needed at the time and became a bit of personal therapy."

CATALINA Launches New Website – “In The Midst Of A War” Available Now

Chilean artist, Catalina, recently released her debut LP “In The Midst Of A War” and now she has just launched her brand new website We encourage you to share the new site with your followers!

Catalina’s passion-filled full length was recorded at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, NY and since its release has been well received. The album features 11 diverse tracks. You can stream the album HERE. Catalina will be announcing several dates in the tri-state area soon.


1. Lips Whisper 2. Smoky Mountains 3. Vibrations 4. Poor Boy 5. No More 6. Overwhelm Me 7. Young 8. Kiss Of Revenge 9. Let It Flow 10. Keep Up (Let Me See) 11. Nightmares

About Catalina:

Catalina is a Chilean singer/songwriter based out of the area of New Haven, CT. Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Catalina began singing and performing when she was 5 years old and songwriting at the age of 12. Today, Catalina has greatly developed her craft and it is seen reflected through her powerful, vocal prowess, soulful writing and overall soundscape creations. She manages to intertwine and compliment a potluck of genres that she is influenced by, thus making her own style of music rooted in pop, soul and blues. The molding of these different sounds showcases her versatility, musicianship and artistry. This upcoming artist has played at venues such as The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, the Millennium Music Conference in PA, and at the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival in Gatlinburg, TN, where she won the Band Playoff in 2014. With 3 EP releases under her belt, Catalina is ready to share her debut full-length album to continue furthering her career and her reach across the United States.

LifeLike Releases "Turn the Pages" Music Video

San Antonio, Texas - LifeLike recently released their music video for "Turn the Pages," which is their newest song from their Self-Titled EP. The video, which originally premiered with Revolver, was directed and edited by Zack Williams and Carlos Delgado. Following the band through Austin, Texas, the camera catches the members of LifeLike roam the streets, find good eats, and hang out with some close friends before one of their shows at the Dirty Dog Bar. The music was engineered by Cory Brunneman. Watch LifeLike's "Turn the Page" Music Video Below:

The song represents us bridging a gap and creating something we all grew up listening to at different periods of our lives. The audience will hear signs of old school metal riffs with a mix of nostalgic Pop-punk choruses. - Chris (LifeLike)