Playlist: 21/04/2017 (Emily D.)

  1. LAMB OF GOD – DESCENDING
  2. EXODUS – BONDED BY BLOOD
  3. SLAYER – BLACK MAGIC
  4. DEATH – THE PHILOSOPHER
  5. AT THE GATES – SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL
  6. METALLICA – PHANTOM LORD
  7. PANTERA – COWBOYS FROM HELL
  8. TOOL – SCHISM
  9. MASTODON – BLOOD AND THUNDER
  10. BLACK SABBATH – HEAVEN AND HELL
  11. IRON MAIDEN – POWERSLAVE
  12. NOTHING MORE – CHRIST COPYRIGHT
  13. SAVAGE MESSIAH – SCAVENGERS OF MERCY
  14. MEGADETH  – SHE-WOLF
  15. SLASH (ft. M. SHADOWS) – NOTHING TO SAY
  16. SLIPKNOT – BEFORE I FORGET
  17. DISTURBED – STRICKEN
  18. DIO – HOLY DIVER
  19. MOTORHEAD – DAMAGE CASE
  20. MACHINE HEAD – NOW WE DIE
  21. WARBRINGER – LIVING WEAPON
  22. TRIVIUM – BUILT TO FAIL
  23. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – SCREAM
  24. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – CHOP SUEY!
  25. METALLICA – SPIT OUT THE BONE

Playlist: 14/04/2017

  1. DIE NO MORE – COUNCIL OF WAR
  2. CORRODED – CARRY ME MY BONES
  3. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – YOU DON’T KNOW
  4. IMPAVIDUS – LIES
  5. KREATOR – GODS OF VIOLENCE
  6. ACCEPT – BALLS TO THE WALL
  7. DESTRUCTION – DEATH TRAP
  8. AC/DC – WHISKY ON THE ROCKS
  9. VOLBEAT – THE DEVIL’S BLEEDING CROWN
  10. MOTORHEAD – TAKE THE BLAME
  11. DIO – GYPSY
  12. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – THE STAGE
  13. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – THIS FIRE
  14. COHEED AND CAMBRIA – WELCOME HOME
  15. BLACK DREAMS – MY HELL
  16. METALLICA – FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
  17. PANTERA – 5 MINUTES ALONE
  18. SISTER – LIBERATION SONG
  19. UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – CLEANSE THE BLOODLINES
  20. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – ONE OF US IS A KILLER
  21. MASTODON – OBLIVION
  22. SODOM – AGENT ORANGE

Krysthla break into Amazon UK Top 10 with Deep Purple, Mastodon

Krysthla new album breaks into Amazon UK Top Ten

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Following the release of their sophomore album, ‘Peace In Our Time’ this past Friday: UK extreme metal band Krysthla has broken into Amazon UK’s official chart.
The new album hit the number two spot, sandwiched between Deep Purple and Mastodon, alongside other new releases by Kreator, While She Sleeps, Bodycount and more.
Krysthla’s stunning new album has also cracked Amazon’s mainstream chart, sitting high in the ranks alongside popular Top 40 artists Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, James Blunt and Rag’N’Bone Man.
‘Peace In Our Time’ is the second album to be released by the Northamptonshire metal group and follows on from the success of their 2015 debut record ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’.
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Krysthla have revealed ‘The Minor Mystery Of Death’, the third single and official music video from their new album ‘Peace In Our Time’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eCAbdqCGjY

Guitarist Neil Hudson says of the track: “The Minor Mystery Of Death is about embracing the end. Death is an absolute certainty and we’re living lives that seem like they’re going to last forever until it’s too late and your mortality is thrust into your hands. “We’re very precious towards our lives but don’t actually live them.”

Peace In Our Time was influenced by Krysthla’s 2016 European tour with Decapitated – with Hudson revealing that one experience on the road will live with him forever:

“On the Greek border, I saw a refugee girl stood on the other side of the motorway while we were parked up getting fuel. She saw us looking over at the thousands of grubby tents cooking the inhabitants in the scorching heat and fixed her eyes on me for a few seconds. “I gave her a nod. She jumped over the barrier and ran over the motorway to the garage, dodging traffic on her way. She walked over, looked me straight in the eye, said something in Syrian and gave me a highfive and hugged my leg. “I left a bit of me behind that day. We sobbed in the van as we left. It was utterly heart breaking to hear the hum of bodies murmuring in the boiling sun.” Hudson adds: “The album is influenced heavily, and almost solely by the fact I am a father. With so much unrest and violence in the world, it’s easy to turn your back and pretend none of it has an impact on your life. “Or somehow because it’s a long way from home it’s someone else’s problem. War does not sleep. War does not stop. It doesn’t choose who dies and who lives. But the people who light the fire and fan the flames do.”

The new album ‘Peace In Our Time’ is released 7th April via PHD.

KRYSTHLA LIVE

16th April – BRIGHTON, The Arch (w/ Vadar)
17th April – PETERBOROUGH, The Met
21st April – BOLTON, The Alma
22nd April – WARRINGTON, The Brewhouse
28th April – CARDIFF, Fuel
5th May – HIGH WYCOMBE, Phoenix
6th May – WORTHING. Bar 42
7th May – BOURNEMOUTH, The Anvil
12th May – INVERNESS, Mad Hatters
13th May – DUNDEE, Beat Generator
14th May – EDINBURGH, Bannermans
26th May – NORTHAMPTON, King Billy Rock Bar
27th May – LONDON, The Devonshire Arms
28th May – LEICESTER, Uprising Aftermath @ The Firebug
3rd June – KETTERING – The Prince
24th June – NORWICH, B2
1st July – MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms
22nd July – GLOUCESTER, Amplified Festival

More dates to be announced.

ABOUT KRYSTHLA

Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as “setting 2016 on fire” (alongside TexturesDream TheaterAnthrax, and Devin Townsend) one of the finest extreme metal acts around will release their sophomore album this April.

Titled ‘Peace In Our Time’, this new studio offering from Krysthla sees the British five-piece producing something extremely special. Part metal, part extreme, part technical, part progressive… Aurally this is a metal fan’s nirvana. There’s an abundance of aggression on offer, and yet the power of the band is amplified even more with melodic tinges and lighter musical landscapes, which never detract from the powerhouse delivery Krysthla is renowned for.

Following the announcement of their debut album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ in July 2015, Krysthla broke into Amazon UK’s pre-release Top 10 album chart (alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Disturbed), featured in-store nationwide at HMV as a “recommended buy” and lead music video ‘Luminosity’ was playlisted on Scuzz TV.

Krysthla’s debut album received extremely positive reviews from the music press, setting the band up for an exceptional 2016. From their extensive European tour with Decapitated to a prestigious slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, and main support to Textures at Mammothfest, Krysthla has crafted their music and live shows to such a high standard, that they can’t be ignored.

With ‘Peace In Our Time’, this is the sound of a band that has quickly found its place in the metal market, and given the chance, Krysthla will take the scene by storm.

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KRYSTHLA IS

Adi Mayes – Vocals
Neil Hudson – Guitars
Carl Davis – Bass
Noel Davis – Guitars
Wayne Minney – Drums

Website – www.krysthla.co.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/krysthla
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Krysthlaband
You Tube / Instagram

Playlist: 07/04/2017

  1. IMPAVIDUS – LIES
  2. KRYSTHLA – THE MINOR MYSTERY OF DEATH
  3. RISE OF DISSENSION – MEND
  4. LOUD – EASY (Blast from the past, 1992)
  5. PANTERA – THIS LOVE (Blast from the past, 1992)
  6. EXODUS – SALT THE WOUND
  7. TESTAMENT – NATIVE BLOOD
  8. IMPAVIDUS – REPRISAL
  9. PYROXENE – HELIUM 3
  10. AIRBOURNE – IT’S ALL FOR ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
  11. WOODHAWK – BEYOND THE SUN
  12. CLOSER TO FOUND – A SHOT IN THE VAIN
  13. THIS GUN FOR HIRE – SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE SINISTER
  14. IMPAVIDUS – VOID
  15. STONE BROKEN – LET ME GO
  16. HELLOWEEN – I WANT OUT (Blast from the past, 1988)
  17. QUEENSRYCHE – EYES OF A STRANGER (Blast from the past, 1988)
  18. MARYTREE – DUCK AND COVER
  19. THE ALMIGHTY – DEVIL’S TOY
  20. EDGUY – BEHIND THE GATES TO MIDNIGHT WORLD
  21. IMPAVIDUS – XII
  22. LIFE OF AGONY – WORLD GONE MAD

Playlist: 31/03/2017

  1. DORJA – REACHING OUT
  2. FEAR ME DECEMBER – WHEN THIS IS OVER
  3. INTO THE FIRE – FROM THE MEDICINE
  4. NYCOSIA – MIND OF A HERMIT
  5. THIS GUN FOR HIRE – BARN BURNER
  6. BLIND HAZE – TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU
  7. PLANET OF ZEUS – WHITE SHROUD
  8. GRAND MAGUS – HAMMER OF THE NORTH
  9. HAMMERFALL – LET THE HAMMER FALL (live)
  10. ENRAGEMENT – BLOOD FOR THE SUN GOD
  11. THE OBSESSED – STRANGER THINGS
  12. ECLIPSE – HUNT
  13. WOLFPAKK – FALLING
  14. SABBAT – A CAUTIONARY TALE
  15. KREATOR – PHOBIA
  16. VOW WOW – HURRICANE
  17. MOTLEY CRUE – DR. FEELGOOD
  18. WARBRINGER – WHEN THE GUNS FELL SILENT
  19. GHOST – SQUARE HAMMER
  20. LONGHOUSE – NO NAME, NO MARKER
  21. PALLBEARER – I SAW THE END
  22. MARYTREE – CREEP

Playlist: 24/03/2017

  1. DORJA – REACHING OUT
  2. ANEWRAGE – UPSIDE DOWN
  3. SLAGDUSTER – UNTOUCHABLE
  4. PRIMITAI – NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY
  5. BROKEN JAW – CAN’T
  6. GORESOERD – 66
  7. VARG – KNOCHENPFAD
  8. NINJASPY – WHAT!!
  9. MALACODA – I GOT A LETTER
  10. iDESTROY – 98%
  11. TREASON KINGS – SETTLE DOWN
  12. HAVOK – CIRCLING THE DRAIN
  13. HARLOTT – AND DARKNESS BRINGS THE LIGHT
  14. GRAVE DIGGER – LAWBREAKER
  15. HAMEREX – THE DARK TOWER
  16. OFFSPRING – WANT YOU BAD
  17. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – DEAL WITH MY EVIL
  18. TRIAXIS – DYING SUN
  19. REIGN OF FURY – ALL IS LOST
  20. CELESTIAL RUIN – NEVERMORE
  21. DANKO JONES – SUCCESS IN BED
  22. BLOOD YOUTH – REASON TO STAY
  23. WHILE SHE SLEEPS – SILENCE SPEAKS
  24. SPINESHANK – NEW DISEASE

Playlist: 17/03/2017

  1. ATTICA RAGE – WARHEADS LTD.
  2. OBZIDIAN – VILE
  3. REVOCATION – COMMUNION
  4. BEYOND SALVATION – THE ESCAPIST
  5. BLACK SITES – LOCKED OUT (SHUT DOWN)
  6. iDESTROY – 98%
  7. ERA 9 – WARRIOR
  8. JUDAS PRIEST – SINNER (Blast from the past, 1977)
  9. WOLFSBANE – MAN HUNT (Blast from the past, 1989)
  10. GRAND MAGUS – FREJA’S CHOICE
  11. SEETHER – LET YOU DOWN
  12. SIGIL – DEATH UNREAL
  13. HAVOK – MASTERPLAN
  14. iDESTROY – ANNIE
  15. DAKESIS – DESTINED FOR THE FLAME
  16. FRACTAL CYPHER – FINAL ABODE
  17. MARYTREE – HUNGRY LUNG
  18. DIAMOND HEAD – PLAY IT LOUD (live)(Blast from the past, 1982)
  19. INCUBUS – NIMBLE BASTARD
  20. HARLOTT – THE PENITENT
  21. JINJER – PISCES
  22. RISE OF DISSENSION – LORD OF THE DAMNED
  23. DIE NO MORE – DARK WORLD
  24. RAMMSTEIN – PUSSY

Playlist: 10/03/2017

  1. ZOMBIE MOTORS WRECKING YARD – DEAD SMILE
  2. BABYLON FIRE – THE DAY THE ANGELS DIED
  3. BLAZE BAYLEY – EATING LIES
  4. MACHINE HEAD – DARKNESS WITHIN
  5. METALLICA – HALO ON FIRE
  6. MEGADETH – TORNADO OF SOULS (Blast from the past, 1990)
  7. IRON MAIDEN – BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER (Blast from the past, 1990)
  8. HARLOTT – FIRST WORLD SOLUTION
  9. WARBRINGER – REMAIN VIOLENT
  10. FAITH NO MORE – FROM OUT OF NOWHERE
  11. SUMO CYCO – MOVE MOUNTAINS (ft. Benji Webbe of Skindred)
  12. SAVAGE MESSIAH – HELLBLAZER
  13. PANTERA – WALK
  14. LAMB OF GOD – WALK WITH ME IN HELL (Blast from the past, 2006)
  15. BEYOND FEAR – SAVE ME (Blast from the past, 2006)
  16. WHITESNAKE – BEST YEARS
  17. SLASH – ANASTASIA
  18. MASSIVE WAGONS – TOKYO
  19. ORANGE GOBLIN – RED TIDE RISING
  20. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – VOTE WITH A BULLET
  21. VENOM – LIVE LIKE AN ANGEL, DIE LIKE A DEVIL
  22. TESTAMENT – TRIAL BY FIRE
  23. CUT UP – VERMIN FUNERAL

Interview with ‘Dead Of Night’

 

  1.  DoN albumYou have just released you 3rd studio album called ‘In Search of Ancient Magic’ which was released on the 24th February. What feedback have you got off your fans about your new album?

 

BRIONYThe album has only been ‘on the shelf’ for around for a few days (at the time of writing) … but having said that, we have already received some fantastic feedback, from fans and reviewers. What stands out from the comments is “how much you have grown and evolved as a band”, we are constantly challenging ourselves and pushing to do the very best we can, hearing that people have noticed feels great, it really does!

 

DAN Well, it is early days yet as we have only just released it, but what we have had back so far is good, and has all been positive from the fans and the reviews.

 

  1. How was album launch gig? Did you get a good crowd?

 

BRIONYBeing an ‘up and coming’ originals band comes with its difficulties, people often want to sing along to a good tune on an evening out, which can be hard when people haven’t heard our songs before! We had our regular, (and bloody awesome), group of fans who always sing along, but the new people are the ones you want to leave an impression on. Gladly, we saw a lot of new faces who looked on in wonder as we played through the sets… people tend to do a lot of wondrous staring/casual head bobbing when they first come to see us, I guess they are taking all of the spectacle in and digesting it song by song! The crowd were very receptive and eager to see us play again in the future after the show, which was great!!

 

DANThe album launch gig was great and so much fun! During the rehearsals for it we just couldn’t wait for the gig to hurry up so we could finally show all the hard work we had put into the album, and finally let the people hear it. As for the crowd, they were great! There were old and new people who came to watch and hear us and we definitely gained some new fans.

 

  1. You describe yourself as a Symphonic Metal Band. As a band , who are your main influences?

 

CARLWell, not who you might imagine! I grew up listening to melodic bands like ELO and Supertramp. And, because I am originally a keyboard player, I really enjoyed the likes of Rick Wakeman, Vangelis and Tomita. I can’t say I listen to much symphonic metal which is a good thing really as it means I’m not trying to conform to a style when I’m writing songs.

 

 

  1. When did you form and how did you all meet?

 

CARLI originally started Dead of Night in 2013. I had started writing songs and got in touch with an ex-student of mine, Courtney, who was a grade 8 singer. We added a guitarist and completed our first album in 2014. After the album they moved on and I spent quite a while looking for another singer until I finally came across Briony on Bandmix. Later, she introduced Dan to the band and we subsequently added Jason, again from Bandmix. When I decided to move from keyboards to drums for the live shows, my wife Isabel took over on keyboards.

 

  1. Since some of you live in Manchester and some in Morecambe, how often do you guys get to meet up and practice?

 

BRIONYWe keep in constant contact with each other via group chats, phone calls, and sometimes a skype session! We tend to have a run of rehearsals before a gig, usually 4 on consecutive weekends leading up to the gig, that gives us time as a band, and time on our own during the week to work on things! It works, because we make it work!

 

DANEven though we don’t live in the same area, we do get to see each other and meet up a lot. Before a gig, we tend to meet up and practise as many weekends leading up to it as possible.

 

  1. What process do you go through for writing your music? Do you all participate in the process or is there one main contributor?

 

CARLSo far I’ve written all the music with the others bending it around a bit! I’m a control freak so I also produce and mix the studio sessions and am involved in the final mastering stage. For the next album I’m trying to encourage a bit more band input and we have a shared folder on the net where they can drop ideas in for me to have a play around with. I don’t think I could sit and write with someone else though as it’s a really personal process for me.

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  1. Up to date, what has been your favourite venue to play at and have you had any nightmare experiences?

 

BRIONYI would have to say the first gig I had with the band, which was at ‘The Railway’ in Bolton (which has now been cruelly turned into one of those fancy gastro eatery things……..). The venue was intimate, very well set up, and had that ‘dingy rock club’ feel, without smelling like sick/damp socks. I have always been a fan of intimate venues, as a crowd member I love feeling like I’m part of the action, it’s the same on stage, I just wanna mosh with everyone!! This gig obviously meant a lot with it being the first live gig for myself AND the band. Previous to this, DoN were a studio band, so this gig was kind of a deal breaker in some ways! It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget, and thankfully… it went well, because here we are now releasing our 3rd studio album!!! (internal screams of joy)

So far, we haven’t had any disasters on stage, we have had some veeeeery questionable rented rehearsal spaces though, I’m not going to name them… but man, some places are just rough!

 

  1. Apart from your new album release, what else have you got planned for the rest of the year?

 

BRIONYWe have some awesome festivals/gigs lined up for the first part of 2017, ‘Northern Symphony Festival’, ‘Quinphonic Festival 4’, ‘Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses’ and ‘A Splendid Day Out’ Steampunk Festival. Alongside rehearsals we are also aiming to produce a music video this year, and we bring some tech specialities to our gigs in the form of backdrops, which as a band we all help to create! I will no doubt create another costume piece, and Dan might remember to turn on his guitar fret lights at our next gig ;)!! We are busy celebrating the release of our latest album by working on some new music, nothing ever stops at DoN, I swear we do sleep, sometimes!

 

DANWell we have a few gigs lined up already, and a couple of them we really can’t wait to play, like ‘Northern Symphony Festival’, ‘Quinphonic Festival 4’ and ‘A Splendid Day Out’ Festival. We also have new merchandise to plan and sort out, and can’t say too much, but we are putting our heads together for some more new music.

 

  1. I have always found that there is normally a joker in every band; do you have a joker in yours and what is the worst thing they have done?

 

BRIONYWe all have our own ways of entertaining the band, we always have a laugh at rehearsals, and when we get together on group chats (endless, endless whimsical gifs)!! As of late, Dan has brought an accidental hilarity to rehearsals, being an ex-professional dancer he can’t help but spin (in a pirouette manner) during songs, thanks to his new shiny wireless system… it absolutely cracks me up every time! Dan and Jason now sit down in one of our ballads (Other Side of the Rain), which started out as a ‘Westlife gag’… unfortunately the song doesn’t have a key change where they can rise from their seats in dramatic, Westlife style… maybe we should stop doing this???!!!

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  1. What advice would you give to people of my generation who may want to form their own band in the future?

 

BRIONYWithout doubt, you absolutely have to ADORE what you are doing! Every ounce of your creative soul goes into a band, so it has to be worthwhile pouring out, if you don’t love what you are doing, why are you even doing it?? As a band, give everything you can possibly give and go the extra mile, people notice that! It’s the little extra things that you do that people remember! BE DIFFERENT! In a world of 10,000,000,000 genres and sub-genres it is so easy to conform to whatever ‘style’, ‘scene’ or ‘genre’ you fall into, don’t try to be like someone else that you like, take inspiration from them and turn that inspiration into your own thing. As an artist, craft and perfect your own art, whatever that may be, equally, ALWAYS be willing to learn from others, you might be surprised how someone can inspire you in so many different ways. GO AND SEE BANDS, LOADS OF THEM!! Watch how they perform, what tricks do they use? How do they interact with the audience? What is different about them? Learn from what they do and tailor this into your own performance/artistry. HAVE FUN! At the end of the day, this is what it all about, graft hard, rehearse even harder, then go out and just enjoy it! J

 

CARLYou’ll never sound more like your favourite band than your favourite band does! Let yourself soak up influences but then run with them and do your own thing. Stamp your personal mark on your music and write authentically and from the heart.

 

  1. Where can people buy your albums from?

BRIONYYou can purchase our latest album ‘In Search of Ancient Magic’, and our remastered debut album ‘The Dead Shall Rise Again’ at:

www.deadofnight.co.uk (band website)

www.deadofnight.eu (band store)

You can also download both of our albums at

iTunes

Google Play

Spotify

DEAD OF NIGHT are….

 BRIONY – VOCALS

CARL – DRUMS AND SONG/LYRIC ARANGEMENT

DAN – RHYTHM GUITAR

ISABEL – ADDITIONAL KEYBOARDS

JASON – BASS GUITAR

Interview by:

Jovi Hacker

Playlist: 03/03/2017

  1. BATTLE BEAST – BRINGER OF PAIN
  2. DEATH ANGEL – PHANTOMS OF DEATH
  3. WARBRINGER – SHELLFIRE
  4. FEAR ME DECEMBER – WHEN THIS IS OVER
  5. TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD – SO NOT ME
  6. GIRLSCHOOL – C’MON, LET’S GO (Blast from the past, 1981)
  7. DEF LEPPARD – LADY STRANGE (Blast from the past, 1981)
  8. JINJER – CAPTAIN CLOCK
  9. TRIAL (SWE) – COLD COMES THE NIGHT
  10. BLACK STAR RIDERS – TESTIFY OR SAY GOODBYE
  11. KNOCK OUT KAINE – COPPERHEAD ROAD
  12. EVILE – CENTURION
  13. DIVINE CHAOS – DEATH TOLL RISING
  14. STAHLMANN – NICHTS SPRICHT WAHRE LIEBE FREI
  15. TRIAXIS – DYING SUN
  16. BLAZE BAYLEY – ENDURE AND SURVIVE
  17. BABYLON FIRE – SHATTERED CROWN
  18. ICED EARTH – DECLARATION DAY (Blast from the past, 2004)
  19. SLIPKNOT – DUALITY (Blast from the past, 2004)
  20. FEAR ME DECEMBER – FLY FIGHT DREAM
  21. BLACK MIRRORS – FUNKY QUEEN
  22. RUSH – SPIRIT OF RADIO
  23. NOVACROW – FAT FROG
  24. POWER TRIP – EXECUTIONERS TAX (SWING THE AXE)
  25. THE CHARM THE FURY – ECHOES