SKREAMER – KING OF CROWS

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Review of the new SKREAMER album, King Of Crows (released 12/09/2016 via Metal Hammer

  1. MY DARKNESS.

It starts off slow with a quiet music background and the vocalist talking. The tempo starts to build then suddenly heavy drum beats and growling vocals kick in. It then goes back to quiet with whispering vocals, which then build up into a fast tempo. I could imagine a good mosh pit with this song. I love the sudden changes in this song, one minute quiet the next fast and loud.

  1. PIG FEED.

This is a lot faster and louder than the first track. With fast guitar playing and crashing fast drum beats.This has deep power chords.The vocals change between shouty and growly. I like this because you can understand what the vocalist is saying.

     3.THE AWAKENING.

Starts off quiet and slow but quickly crescendos to a much louder heavier beat, with fast paced guitars. Great track to headbang to.

  1. VACANCY.

Very slow smooth harmonic track. Was not expecting this type of song. The clean guitars and vocals show that the band have a good variation of musical tastes. Towards the end of the track it spends up and ends in a crashing cymbal.

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  1. LET ‘EM BURN.

Starts off slow with growly vocals. Gently speeds up and slows down again. More of a middle paced song than all out thrash.The bass is more prominent on this track then the rest. I like the bass on this track.

  1. WELCOME TO PARADISE.

This is a totally different style of track. The vocalist raps, while the bass sets the tempo. There is a repetitive guitar riff all the way through this track. The drums are slow and quiet.

  1. THIS IS WAR.

Starts off with feedback, then the guitars, bass and drums kick in. The vocalist goes back to growly on this track. Really like the cool bass line and riffs. Not as fast as some of the other tracks, but heavier than most.

  1. KING OF CROWS.

The title track of the album. Starts off with cool bass riffs and some rapping. It soon gets heavy with growls and more rapping. Like the mix of growls and rapping on the song. It has some good clean guitar riffs throughout the track. I could imagine the crowd moshing to this.

 

Overall a good album which I rate 9/10

Fans of Slipknot would enjoy this album

SKREAMER

Jovi Hacker (aged 12)

Playlist: 16/09/2016

  1. WOVENWAR – CENSORSHIP
  2. FAHRAN – BLACK MIRROR
  3. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – TRIGGERPULSE
  4. RESIN – ANGEL
  5. HAMEREX – TRAITOR
  6. BE’LAKOR – AN EMBER’S ARC
  7. FRACTAL CYPHER – LOST
  8. TYGETS OF PAN TANG – DON’T STOP BY
  9. Y&T – I BELIEVE IN YOU
  10. Rise of the Phoenix: PSYCHOSTICK – DANGER ZONE (Kenny Loggins cover)
  11. MONTE PITTMAN – BE VERY AFRAID
  12. MEDEVIL – THE ANGEL OF RAIN
  13. SLAYER – ANGEL OF DEATH
  14. METALLICA – WELCOME HOME (SANITARIUM)
  15. VALOUS – DREAMS
  16. CHARIOTS OF THE GODS – THROUGH DARKNESS AND DECAY
  17. WOODS OF YPRES – I WAS BURIED IN MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY
  18. THE AGONIST – THE OCEAN
  19. MOTORHEAD – SUICIDE

Playlist: 09/09/2016

  1. RAIN MAY FALL – WATCH ME DROWN
  2. CHARIOTS OF THE GODS – AGES UNSUNG
  3. MONTE PITTMAN – PANIC ATTACK
  4. DIE NO MORE – THE ENEMY WITHIN
  5. REKOMA – CIRCLE OF HATE
  6. DETHANATOR – I AM THUNDERGOD
  7. GRIM REAPER – WALKING IN THE SHADOWS
  8. DIO – DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
  9. Y & T – MEAN STREAK
  10. CORE OF NATION – EYE OF THE SERPENT
  11. INDYA – STRIP ME DOWN
  12. CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – THE SOULLESS
  13. JINJER – JUST ANOTHER
  14. DIE NO MORE – DESTRUCTION COMPLETE
  15. TRIAXIS – AURORA
  16. JUDAS PRIEST – THE SENTINEL
  17. SCORPIONS – STILL LOVING YOU
  18. ALLEGAEON – SUBDIVISIONS
  19. PSYCHOSTICK – BLUE SCREEN
  20. ILLYRIAN – WALKING IN SUNSHINE
  21. SHADECROWN – LED ASTRAY
  22. IRON MAIDEN – SPEED OF LIGHT

Playlist: 02/09/2016

  1. IRON MAIDEN – TEARS OF A CLOWN
  2. ALLEGAEON – TERRATHAW AND THE QUAKE
  3. UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – TONIGHT WE RIDE
  4. BABYLON FIRE – I STILL REMEMBER
  5. ATTICA RAGE – FALLING DOWN
  6. FURY – THE BATTLE OF SHADOWS VALE
  7. GRAND MAGUS – FORGED IN IRON, CROWNED IN  STEEL
  8. GREEN DAY – BANG BANG
  9. EDGUY – SUPERHEROES
  10. NECROMANCING THE STONE – RITUALISTIC DEMISE
  11. SABATON – BLOOD OF BANNOCKBURN
  12. EVIL SCARCROW – HURRICANADO
  13. PSYCHOSTICK – SO HEAVY
  14. BROKEN – LEAVING IN SILENCE
  15. THOSE DAMN CROWS – FEAR OF THE BROKEN
  16. LACERTILIA – TANGLED UP
  17. MARILYN MANSON – THIRD DAY OF A SEVEN DAY BINGE
  18. CANDIRIA – MEREYA
  19. CHASING GHOSTS – FALLEN FROM GRACE
  20. SKINDRED – NINJA

The PSYCHOJELLY UK TOUR 2016!!

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   The demands from fans have been met! PSYCHOSTICK, the comedy metal rock kings, are returning to the UK and they’re bringing their friends, the legendary Green Jellÿ for the PsychoJellÿ Tour’. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances this tour just got bigger! PSYCHOSTICK‘s 2015 ‘Ugly Americans Tour’ with Dog Fashion Disco was only 9 dates, but the guys have stretched the jelly! Their 2016 tour across the UK this fall will be from September 13th to October 1st to satisfy the hunger and bring more of ‘Beer’, ‘Obey The Beard’, ‘Dogs Like Socks’, ‘Bruce Campbell’, ‘Do Want A Taco?’ among many other tracks to be performed live! Plus fans can anticipate coming next week… a new music video for ‘So Heavy’!

“Our first tour over in the UK was genuinely a dream come true. Now that we’re going back, I want that dream to come EXTRA true. I want to see all my new friends again, and have a cheese and onion toasty.” – Guitarist Josh ‘The J’ Key.

PSYCHOSTICK‘s 2014 album ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ was released via on Rock Ridge Music. The album features 21 tracks of pure rock comedy genius with titles such as ‘Obey The Beard‘, ‘Dogs Like Socks‘, ‘Quack Kills’ (a song about anatidaephobia: the fear of being watched by a duck), ‘Bruce Campbell’ (a tribute to the 21st century’s most beloved action hero), ‘NSFW’ featuring Bill Manspeaker (founder of Green Jellÿ), a spoof cover of Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’ and many more! There’s no wonder why these guys are the kings of parody metal!

‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ is available on iTunes here, the band’s online store here and all major online retailers.

 

Green Jellÿ (pronounced “green jello”) started more than 30 years ago and has had over 400 band member changes, plus has sold over 2 million records to keep fans still knocking heads! 

The band has had hundreds of members during its lifetime, with Bill Manspeaker the only consistent member throughout. The lineup during their most popular album release, ‘Cereal Killer’ is typically referenced as it contained several musicians who went on to appear in other major 1990s bands, such as Danny Carey and Maynard James Keenan of Tool. Green Jellÿ is best known for ‘The Three Little Pigs’, a #1 selling single on Billboard with a Grammy nominated music video.

Formed in 1981 in Kenmore, NY, by founding member Bill Manspeaker, the band was originally named Green Jellö, but changed the name due to legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark. Throughout the early 80’s, Green Jellÿ performed throughout New York, opening for bands like the Ramones and New York Dolls. Their reputation for over-the-top live performances and food-hurling audiences got them banned from most local venues.

UK Dates: ‘PsychoJellÿ Tour’
Sept 13 – Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms

Sept 14 – Reading, UK – Sub 89

Sept 15 – Chester, UK – The Live Rooms

Sept 16 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement

Sept 17 – Swansea, UK – The Scene

Sept 18- Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Sept 19 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe

Sept 20 – Leamington, UK – Zephyr Lounge

Sept 21 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion Bar

Sept 22 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand Lounge

Sept 23 – Huddersfield, UK – The Parish

Sept 24 – Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms

Sept 26 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront

Sept 27 – London, UK – Boston Music Rooms

Sept 29 – Newcastle, UK – Cluny

Sept 30 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms

Oct 1 – Brighton, UK – Apocalypse

Playlist: 26/08/2016

  1. WARRANT – CHERRY PIE
  2. DIE NO MORE – SAVE YOURSELF
  3. ABSOLVA – EMPIRES
  4. INTERVIEW: MATT JONES OF TWISTED ILLUSION @ SOS FEST 2016
  5. TWISTED ILLUSION – HATRED IS A VIRTUE
  6. FIREGARDEN – FIREBIRD
  7. SERTRALINE – CHANGE OF HEART
  8. MEGADETH – WAKE UP DEAD
  9. METALLICA – FADE TO BLACK
  10. GREEN JELLY – THREE LITTLE PIGS
  11. PSYCHOSTICK – OBEY THE BEARD
  12. INTERVIEW: JORDAN & RODGE OF RITUAL KING @ SOS FEST 2016
  13. RITUAL KING – DETACHMENT
  14. HIRAX – HELLION RISING
  15. PANTERA – COWBOYS FROM HELL
  16. BEYOND THE BLACK – IN THE SHADOWS
  17. DIVINE CHAOS – DEATH TOLL RISING
  18. BULL RIFF STAMPEDE – MASK OF FIVE SKULLS
  19. SAVAGE MESSIAH – THE FATEFUL DARK
  20. EVIL SCARECROW – HURRICANADO

Playlist: 19/08/2016

  1. TRIAXIS – STAND YOUR GROUND
  2. DIE NO MORE – DARK WORLD
  3. THE ELLIPSIS – COLD CACTUS
  4. QUAKE THE EARTH – THE ASH OF PHOENIX
  5. KINGBREAKER – BURY THE WITNESS
  6. INTERVIEW: JONNY PARR & STEVIE BELL OF ATTICA RAGE @ SOS FEST 2016
  7. ATTICA RAGE – BEYOND THE 45
  8. VEKTOR – PSYCHOTROPIA
  9. BEYOND SALVATION – BLOOD RITE
  10. Rise of the Phoenix: ALLEGAEON – SUBDIVISIONS (RUSH COVER)
  11. SABATON – SHIROYAMA
  12. POWERWOLF – WE DRINK YOUR BLOOD (LIVE)
  13. INTERVIEW: AMIE CHATTERLEY & MATT JONES OF DAKESIS @ SOS FEST 2016
  14. DAKESIS – THE GREAT INSURRECTION
  15. DIE NO MORE – SAVE YOURSELF
  16. MASSIVE WAGONS – TOKYO
  17. INTO THE FIRE – SPIT YOU OUT
  18. MEDEVIL – THE ANGEL OF RAIN
  19. REKOMA – LAMBS OF SACRIFICE
  20. KEYCHAIN – PRIME TIME

Playlist: 12/08/2016

  1. MOTORHEAD – BOMBER (LIVE)
  2. DEATH DESIGN – DROWN WITH ME
  3. CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – THE SOULLESS
  4. INTERVIEW: CHRIS APPLETON @ SOS FEST 2016 PT.1
  5. ABSOLVA – HARSH REALITY
  6. JINJER – I SPEAK ASTRONOMY
  7. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – BATTLE OF WRATH
  8. PERIPHERY – ABSOLOMB
  9. NYCOSIA – MIND OF A HERMIT
  10. HIGH FIGHTER – A SILVER HEART
  11. INTERVIEW: CHRIS APPLETON @ SOS FEST 2016 PT.2
  12. ABSOLVA – ONLY WHEN IT’S OVER
  13. CHASING GHOSTS – FALLEN FROM GRACE
  14. KING WITCH – SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
  15. REKOMA – CIRCLE OF HATE
  16. BLACK ABSINTHE – WINTER
  17. THE SOAP GIRLS – BAD BITCH
  18. MESHIAAK – AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
  19. ARCH ENEMY – YOU WILL KNOW MY NAME
  20. DIE SO FLUID – WHAT A HEART IS FOR

VEKTOR KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR IN CZECH REPUBLIC

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Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR kicked off their European tour today at the Brutal Assault festival in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The eagerly-anticipated tour will see the band performing at a number of festivals, including the Netherlands’ Into the Grave festival and the UK’s Bloodstock festival, as well as a series of club shows throughout August.

VEKTOR are touring in support of their new album, ‘Terminal Redux‘, which featured rave reviews from the likes of High Times, Metal Hammer, Outburn and many more, and resulted in the band being featured as the cover artist and lead track on Spotify’s New Metal Tracks playlist in May.

Get ‘Terminal Redux‘ now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/terminalredux-itunes

Don’t miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 – Corroios, Portugal – Vagos Open Air
Aug. 14 – Walton-on-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 16 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Aug. 17 – Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
Aug. 18 – London, UK – The Underworld
Aug. 19 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Little Devil Bar
Aug. 20 – Mean, Belgium – Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
Aug. 22 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Eightball Club
Aug. 23 – Athens, Greece – AN Club
Aug. 25 – Bergamo, Italy – Festa Bikers
Aug. 26 – Innsbruck, Austria – PMK
Aug. 27 – Neu-Anspach, Germany – Neuborn Open Air
Aug. 29 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Opera Concert Club
Aug. 30 – Moscow, Russia – Volta

Get more VEKTOR news and info:

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
Twitter – http://twitter.com/vektormetal

PLAYLIST: 05/08/2016

  1. BEHOLDER – I, MACHINE
  2. DUST BOLT – TURNED TO GREY
  3. PROSCENIUM – THE BETRAYAL
  4. FRACTAL CYPHER – IMMINENT EXTINCTION
  5. LACERTILIA – THE WIRED AND THE WEIRD
  6. TRIAXIS – AURORA
  7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – I, APOLOGISE
  8. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – STRAIGHT JACKET
  9. NECROMANCING THE STONE – THE DESCENT
  10. GOJIRA – STRANDED
  11. Rise of the Phoenix: TROLLFEST – TOXIC (Britney Spears cover)
  12. IRON MAIDEN – THE RED AND THE BLACK
  13. TRIAXIS – SOME THINGS ARE WORTH DYING FOR
  14. STUCK MOJO – CHARLES BRONSON
  15. NYCOSIA – MISCOMMUNICATION
  16. BROKEN – LEAVING IN SILENCE
  17. SLUDGEHAMMER – CONSUMING AFTERBIRTH
  18. BUFFALO THEORY MTL – DYING SUN