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Monday, 14 March 2016

Video: Sabaton interviewed @ Vicar Street Dublin. 6 March 2016

Pär Sundström / Sabaton

A Darker Color Bright (ADCB) Releases "Missing You" Music Video

Darker Color Bright (ADCB) recently released a music video for the track "Missing You." The video, which was edited by Akila Ingvoldstad, adds something special to the track, as the camera work and editing really create a sense of loneliness. "Missing You" is currently available for download now on iTunes. Watch A Darker Color Bright's "Missing You" Music Video Below:

About A Darker Color Bright:

A Darker Color Bright is a “dark-pop” mixed media artist based in the Midwest United States. Otherwise referred to as ADCB, this artistic project is made up of one single individual. This one anonymous cluster of protons and energy is solely responsible for every aspect of A Darker Color Bright; writing, performing, instrumentation, directing, production, recording, engineering, mastering.

One person, every note, every instrument, every song, every time!

CREMATORY - New MONUMENT Studio Album Released April 15th on SPV

Germany’s leading gothic metal act Crematory are set celebrate their 25thAnniversary with the release of their hugely impressive thirteenth studio album, ‘Monument’, as a DigiPak CD, double gatefold white vinyl LP (with CD in paper sleeve) and download, on Steamhammer / SPV, on April 15th.

‘Monument’ marks an unmistakable return to metallic toughness for Crematory, following the Mannheim band’s excursion into EBM tinged territory on 2014’s predecessor, ‘Antiserum’. ‘Monument’, packed with brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and the group’s typical trademark mix of growls and clear vocals – some in English, some in German – is a rousing, resounding accomplishment.

Before Crematory began working on ‘Monument’ in Spring 2015, the band had to first find a replacement for Matthias Hechler, their clear voiced guitarist, who left the band on amicable terms after 17 years in the line-up. Making a virtue out of necessity, Crematory enlisted not one but two successors; Tosse Basler (Scapegoat, Avalanche) joined the fold as rhythm guitarist and clear vocalist, along with Rolf Munkes, Crematory’s new lead guitarist. “Tosse and Rolf have brought a breath of fresh air to the band, they’ve really inspired us with their powerful style and phat guitar sounds,” rejoices drummer Markus Jüllich, who composed the songs once again with producer Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer, before co-producing ‘Monument’ at the Kohlekeller Studio.

The result is a gothic metal masterpiece, positively bursting with energy and sparkling with rekindled creativity. Strident album opener ‘Misunderstood’, for which a video has already been filmed, is probably the most metallic number of Crematory’s career to date. The ballad ‘Save Me’, however, which Jüllich/Bonifer wrote prior to the formation of the new line-up, presents a stark contrast; “As far as I’m concerned, this number has an orchestral flair”, Jüllich reckons; “It suits Tosse and his timbre perfectly.”

A major milestone in Crematory’s career, the new album more than lives up to its symbolic title with massive justification; each and every one of the twelve impressive songs contained is undoubtedly a real monument to the Crematory’s palpable creative powers. ‘Monument’ will indubitably win Crematory, who have already been confirmed for the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, the Wave-Gothic-Meeting in Leipzig, and the Metalfest in Pilsen, a whole host of new fans once unleashed on April 15th.



1. Misunderstood 2. Haus mit Garten 3. Die So Soon 4. Ravens Calling 5. Eiskalt 6. Nothing 7. Before I Die 8. Falsche Tränen 9. Everything 10. My Love Within 11. Die letzte Schlacht 12. Save Me


Felix Stass – vocals Rolf Munkes – guitar Tosse Basler - guitar Harald Heine – bass Markus Jüllich – drums Katrin Jüllich - keyboards

Live 2016:

14.05.D-Leipzig - Wave Gotik Treffen 25.05.D-Siegburg - Kubana 26.05.D-Dortmund - Piano 04.06.CZ-Pilsen - Metalfest 16.07.D-Balingen - Bang Your HeadFestival 30.09.D-Erfurt - From Hell 01.10.D-Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei 31.10.D-Burglengefeld - VAZ

Overunit Machine New Album "ALDARAJA"/ prod. by LOGAN MADER (Machine Head) out now

Overunit Machine recently released the new album "Aldaraja" mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Machine Heads founder, Roadrunner United, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy and many more) and produced by Eddy Cavazza and Giuseppe "Dualized" Bassi at Dysfunction Production, along with the "Unholy Messiah" video directed and produced by Andrea Guarascio and the 4Frame crew, starring world class artist Saturno Buttò.

California-based street fashion label IRON FIST CLOTHING (which dresses up stars like Avril LaVigne,Tokyo Hotel, Gogol Bordello, Behemoth) makes Overunit Machine the only italian band to be sponsored by them. A name, a legend: HOWIE B. The legendary producer of U2 "Pop" album, gets interested into Overunit Machine's unique sound and friendly agrees to produce two songs, which represent his first experiment in modern heavy music.

"UNGOD EP" (self-produced) the record is distributed only in digital stores (iTunes, AmazonMP3, TuneCore) and in a deluxe vinyl edition, featuring drawings by international artist SATURNO BUTTO'. "Broken" becomes the soundtrack for NCW,official CANADIAN NATIONAL FEMALE WRESTLING FEDERATION !!

Overunit Machine are:

Demian V.D. [Vocals] Zimon [Bass] Alessandro "Jepha" [Guitar] Slippy [Drums]

H.P. LOVECRAFT Hallowe'en In A Suburb And Others EP Confirmed For April Release Through Cadabra Records

Cadabra Records presents H. P. LOVECRAFT's Hallowe'en In A Suburb And Others, as a limited edition 7" title, set for release this April as part of the label's ongoing series in homage to the author.

The poem Hallowe'en In A Suburb is a classic, staple title by H. P. LOVECRAFT, and has been frequently reprinted over the years since its initial publication in 1926. Here, the rhyme is joined by several other tales including The Cats, The Garden, Festival, Astrophobos, Despair, and The Messenger.

As with the other titles in the ongoing Cadabra series, these seven poems are here read by Andrew Leman, who is known as a co-founder of the H. P. LOVECRAFT Historical Society, as well as a professional actor with years of stage, screen, and audio performances including The Call of Cthulhu, The Whisperer in Darkness, and Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. Leman's voice captures the terror, dread, suspense and madness that permeates LOVECRAFT's writing, and is here appropriately paired with sound by Josh Coy of Teratoma Sound Lab, the release bound in cover artwork by Sam Heimer.

Spoken arts label, Cadabra Records, will release Hallowe'en In A Suburb And Others on April 29th as a limited 7" title, which is currently being pressed on clear vinyl, in an edition of 150 copies. The cover will be hand-screened in silver ink on a fold-over cover, printed on French paper, and includes an insert. Preorders will be posted on March 24th.

Cadabra Records' ongoing H. P. LOVECRAFT series recently began with the release of the maiden title in the series, The Hound & The Music Of Erich Zann, released onLP in February. Upon its release, the label announced New York-based dark ambient/industrial outfit Theologian has been chosen as the label's "house band" for all upcoming titles, including the absolutely terrifying, The Lurking Fear, the next title in the series, to be followed by Pickman's Model and other titles soon to be announced.

Hallowe'en In A Suburb And Others Track Listing:

01. Hallowe'en In A Suburb 02. The Cats 03. The Garden 04. Festival 05. Astrophobos 06. Despair 07. The Messenger

Photos: Cradle of Filth at The Academy Dublin. 13 March 2016

Photos (c) Dani Kammler


British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. Guitarist BEN BRUCE states:

“ENGLAND! We are coming HOME! We cannot wait! We are playing two intimate shows for you guys as the first UK shows following the release of our new album The Black and we couldn't be more excited. These will be the only two shows we play in the UK this summer outside of Reading and Leeds which means a much longer set, more fun and more booze!!! See you guys soon.”

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, was last week added to the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 7 MILLION views already – here:

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s fourth studio album, ‘The Black’, is released March 25th via SUMERIAN records.


15th August Southampton Engine Rooms 16th August London Koko 26th August Reading Festival Reading 27th August Leeds Festival Leeds