Monthly Archives: April 2016

NYCOSIA seek new bassist.

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A statement from the band:

 

“It is with deep sadness that we must announce the departure of our long term bassist Theo.

He’s been with us since the start, and has been a vital element in constructing what Nycosia is today.

Therefore, we will now be looking for a new bassist.

We will NOT be cancelling any upcoming gigs.

Please share this around, and if you’re interested in joining, please message us directly via Facebook.” (https://www.facebook.com/nycosiaband/)

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Get your FREE download of the new Lawnmower Deth track “I AM COB”

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SPREAD THE NEWS!!!

Simon Mayo from BBC Radio 2 aired the first spin of the new track “I am Cob” on Wednesday 20th April on the Drive Time show, if you missed it, you can listen to it again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076zl0j#play

The super-exciting news is that the track will be released on Friday 29th April 2016 AT 6PM GMT – by none-other than DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL!!

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Make sure you visit the Download website http://downloadfestival.co.uk/freedownload and follow the instructions to download your FREE copy of #IAMCOB!

Mr “Download” Andy Copping says: “The ‘Mowers are back and once again they are proving themselves to be the Download Festival in-house band – much fun, frivolity and mirth awaits us!

Qualcast Mutilator aka Pete says: “Well, it just keeps getting stranger doesn’t it. At some point surely someone will notice we’re just a bunch of loveable chancers.”

Credits for the track are as follows:
Lawnmower Deth are:
Pete Lee – vocals
Steve Nesfield – guitar
Chris Parkes – bass
Paddy O’Malley – guitar
Chris Flint – drums 

Guest drums:
Chris Billam

All keyboards:
Martin Curtis-Powell

Written by:
Lawnmower Deth

Recorded at:
GC Studios

Produced by:
Steve Nesfield

Mastered by:
Jason Walton – Earth In Sound

The band will be performing at this years Download Festival.
Click here to grab yourself a ticket: https://downloadfestival.co.uk

SEE YOU A DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2016 SHOCKERS!!!

Playlist: 22/04/2016

  1. BEHOLDER – BREATHE IN THE SILENCE
  2. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE – LET ALL THE WORLD BELIEVE
  3. BUFFALO THEORY MTL – PUNISHMENT
  4. THE NEW ROSES – THIRSTY
  5. SKARLETT RIOT – VOICES
  6. FIREFORCE – KING OF LIES
  7. WIZZ WIZZARD – HEAVEN
  8. VEKTOR – PTEROPTICON
  9. THE FIVE HUNDRED – SHUTTER TO THE LIGHT
  10. BLACK ABSINTHE – WINTER
  11. DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – FALLBACK
  12. Rise of the Phoenix: MOTORHEAD – GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (Sex Pistols cover)
  13. SOIL – HALO
  14. DISTURBED – DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS
  15. BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – COME IN
  16. WALLS OF JERICHO – REIGN SUPREME
  17. NEMESEA – TWILIGHT
  18. DAKESIS – THE SACRIFICE
  19. ENOID – JE T’ARRECHERAI LES CIEUX
  20. MORTILLERY – RADIATION SICKNESS
  21. BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – GOD IS AWAKE
  22. TEMPLE OF LIES – BATS
  23. OTEP – IN COLD BLOOD
  24. AMON AMARTH – AT DAWN’S FIRST LIGHT

HIGH FIGHTER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS! And unveil album cover, title & tracklist!

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Hamburg-based Sludge Metal / Stoner / Power Doom band HIGH FIGHTER, who already gained high praise in the scene for their self-released demo EP ‘The Goat Ritual‘ back in the end of 2014, have just unveiled some new details about their upcoming, first full length album! After the band formed in the summer of 2014 and in one band year only, High Fighter heavily toured across Europe including UK dates, shared the stages with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, Corrosion of Conformity or Greenleaf, and played festivals in 2015 such as Stoned from the Underground, Sonic Blast in Portugal, Red Smoke Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz or an exclusive press showcase live at Wacken Open Air 2015.
Now High Fighter have finished the work on their debut studio record, and unveil first details about “Scars & Crosses“, set to be released June 10th 2016 on Svart Records!
Scars & Crosses” has been recorded live at RAMA Studio in Mannheim, Germany ( Ahab, The Hirsch Effekt, Fjørt & many more ) by Jens Siefert, and is mixed & mastered by none else than Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) in Los Angeles. Again the band worked with artist Dominic Sohor from the UK, who has already been responsible for the stunning artwork of ‘The Goat Ritual‘ back in 2014, on the band’s upcoming album:
High Fighter 'Scars & Crosses'  Album cover
The tracklist will read as follows:
1) A Silver Heart
2) Darkest Days
3) The Gatekeeper
4) Blinders
5) Portrait Mind
6) Gods
7) Down To The Sky
8) Scars & Crosses
On “Scars & Crosses“, High Fighter continue their exciting mix of Stoner Rock, Sludge, Doom, Blues and Metal. The album will be coming out June 10th 2016 on Finland’s cult-label Svart Records, and will be available as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, Digital Download & LP Gatefold.
To support High Fighter‘s new album live, the band will be heavily hitting the road again this year. Make sure to catch their energetic stage shows live on the following dates:
28.04.2016: Desertfest Berlin, DE 27.05.2016: Stadtfest Bad Oldesloe, DE 10.06.2016: Bambi Galore, Hamburg, DE – High Fighter Album Release Show, w/ Jucifer, The Moth & Doperuler! 17.06.2016: Immerhin, Würzburg, DE – w/ The Midnight Ghost Train! 18.06.2016 Alte Hackerei, Karlsruhe, DE – w/ The Midnight Ghost Train! 02.07.2016: Stadtfest Mücheln, DE 17.-20.08.2016: Summer Breeze Festival, DE 02.09.2016: MetallerGrillen Festival, DE
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SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE “#REASONTORISE” CAMPAIGN

SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE “#REASONTORISE” CAMPAIGN

BAND TO TOUR GLOBALLY ALL YEAR LONG

VOL.1 PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED, OUT APRIL 29TH

WATCH THE “#REASONTORISE” VIDEO NOW AND PASS THIS ALONG!

(NEW YORK, NY, April 20th, 2016) – SIXX:A.M. recently released the first single to their upcoming global release, Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned, “Rise”, which is currently dominating the American Rock Charts at #7 and rising. “Rise” is ultimately a song that implores the general public to open their eyes, go against the grain, and stand up. “Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change, a sentiment completely encompassed by the musicianship, lyrics, and passion of ‘Rise'”, Nikki Sixx explores. James Michael goes on to explain, “‘Rise’ is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders.” While not a political band,SIXX:A.M. know it is time for us to all unite for the changes we want to see happen in the world and are ready and willing to spearhead the movement. As “Rise” urges:

“Don’t let the status quo define you.”

During a recent interview live on CNN, Nikki Sixx urged citizens to look at their surroundings, see injustices, and stand up to them, including the current volatile presidential election, the increasingly horrifying heroin epidemic, and more. We all have our “#ReasonToRise” and the men of SIXX:A.M. are asking fans to share what makes them raise their fists and act.

Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off their global festival circuit April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe, a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

SIXX:A.M.‘s Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned, will be available globally next week, April 29th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SIXX:A.M.:

www.sixxammusic.com
www.facebook.com/sixxammusic
www.instagram.com/sixxam/
twitter.com/SixxAM

 

SIXX:A.M. European Tour Dates:

June 3 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park

June 5 – Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring

June 7 – Lodz, PO @ The Power Festival

June 9 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival

June 11 – Castle Donington, UK @ Download Festival

June 12 – Newport, UK @ Isle of Wright Festival

June 16 – Pratteln, SW @ Konzertfabrik Z7

June 17 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival

June 18 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest

June 22 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund

June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED Track Listing:

 

1          Rise

2          You Have Come To The Right place

3          I’m Sick

4          Prayers For The Damned

5          Better Man

6          Can’t Stop

7          When We Were Gods

8          Belly Of The Beast

9          Everything Went To Hell

10        The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)

11        Rise of the Melancholy Empire

SIX FEET UNDER reveals album details for the fourth installment of the ‘Graveyard Classics’ series

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On May 27th, SIX FEET UNDER will release the fourth installment of their ‘Graveyard Classics’ series, this time paying tribute to two of metal’s most heralded legends: Iron Maiden and Judas Priest! Entitled ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’, the album is comprised of five Judas Priest covers (side A), and six Iron Maiden covers (side B), hand picked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel. For a first preview, the cover version of ‘Invader’ is now streaming at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder, where the record is also available for pre-order in various formats.

In regards to this new serving of death metal tributes, SIX FEET UNDER founder Chris Barnes comments: “Get ready to have your ears violated and your mind blown! ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’ just crawled out of the Heavy Metal Cemetery! Having a good time playing music is what it’s always been about since day one, and that’s what the ‘Graveyard Classics’ albums are to me… a good f**king time! On this trip down memory lane, we cover songs from Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; the two greatest metal bands of all time. Ray Alder from Fates Warning did a guest background vocal appearance on ‘Invader’, our first single. Ray is a great friend, and an awesome vocalist, and I felt our differences in styles blended well together for the middle section and added some harmony to the rawness. I hope you all enjoy the band’s twist on these legendary songs!”

Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest track-listing
Side
A: Judas Priest
01.
Night Crawler
02. Starbreaker
03. Genocide
04. Invader
05. Never Satisfied
Side
B: Iron Maiden
06.
Murders in the Rue Morgue
07. Prowler
08. Flash of the Blade
09. The Evil That Men Do
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Total Eclipse

SIX FEET UNDER will be on tour this summer in Europe for a very special select run of dates. Chris Barnes comments: “Graveyard Classics The Tour begins June 30th and ends July 9th, with our return to the all powerful With Full Force festival!! Looking forward to that as well as playing an entire set list of cover songs on this tour- something we’ve never done before! It will prove to be a very special group of shows. If you’re anywhere near these places this summer, make sure not to miss this!”

SIX FEET UNDER live:
June
30 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
July 1 – Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force Festival
July 2 – Flensburg, Germany – Roxy
July 3 – Rostock, Germany – Alte Zuckerfabrik
July 4 – TBA
July 5 – TBA
July 6 – Innsbruck, Austria – PMK
July 7 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
July 8 – Pratteln , Switzerland – Z7
July 9 – Essen, Germany – Turock

On the 13th of May, two weeks prior the release of ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’, Metal Blade Records will release vinyl editions of the classic albums ‘Haunted’ and ‘Warpath’.

Both albums will be released in black vinyl as well as in two different coloured versions each. The vinyls are part of the Metal Blade Originals series that started earlier this year with the re-issues of the SLAYER titles ‘Show No Mercy’, ‘Hell Awaits’, ‘Haunting The Chapel’ and ‘Live Undead’ and two albums by NASTY SAVAGE.

The SIX FEET UNDER vinyls will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), A2 artwork posters and 250g inserts.

SIX FEET UNDER line-up:
Chri
s Barnes – vocals
Ray Suhy – guitars and bass
Josh Hall – drums

https://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder
https://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

Playlist:15/04/2016

  1. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – VERGE OF TRAGEDY
  2. PLANET OF ZEUS – LOYAL TO THE PACK
  3. PROSCENIUM – THE BETRAYAL
  4. DENDERA – CLAIM OUR THRONE
  5. MOTORHEAD – VICTORY OR DIE
  6. ALESTORM – Interview by PJ @ Bristol gig.
  7. ALESTORM – 1741 (THE BATTLE OF CARTEGENA)
  8. BLACKMAIL SNAPS – CIRCLE
  9. DIAMOND HEAD – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL
  10. HEEL – NOTHING NEW
  11. RISE OF THE PHOENIX: GRAVEWORM – I NEED A HERO (Bonnie Tyler cover)
  12. DAKESIS – CONQUER OR DIE
  13. NEMESEA – FOREVER
  14. ASYLUM CITY ZOO – BAIT THE HOOK
  15. BUTCHER BABIES – NEVER GO BACK
  16. IDLEWAR – OUT OF MY HEAD
  17. PRIMITAI – BLACK RIDER
  18. DISTURBED – THE LIGHT
  19. LITTLE ANGELS – YOUNG GODS
  20. RAMMSTEIN – ICH TU DIR WEH
  21. TRIAXIS – STAND YOUR GROUND
  22. EXODUS – TOXIC WALTZ

Primitai Release Lyric Video For New Single

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New single – Black Rider!

 

British metal champions Primitai gear up for the release of their brand new album ’Night Brings Insanity’ with the release of their brilliant new single ’Black Rider’, a typically bruising, fist-in-the-air metal anthem!

 

Check out the new lyric video here; https://youtu.be/lgB4zg0Kr6I

 

The new album: ’Night Brings Insanity’

Primitai NBI cover

RELEASED MAY 9TH!

Preorder ’Night Brings Insanity’ here;

primitaiofficial.bigcartel.com

or here http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/primitai

 


One of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional metal, Primitai are excited to announce their return with a brand new album and a brand new line up!

The band have also confirmed an exclusive album launch headline show in London on

May 12th at The Black Heart.

Grab your tickets here: http://po.st/TidalPRIMITAI

 

Primitai remain one of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional heavy metal and with their crushing new album ‘Night Brings Insanity’, the band are well and truly back!

 Since the release of their acclaimed ‘Rise Again’ album, there have been a number of changes in the band’s line up. With the departure of drummer Chris Chilcott and bass player Jamie Lordcastle it was left to band stalwarts Srdjan Billic, Guy Miller and Sergio Giron to bring in fresh blood to the band. Joining Primitai are former members of Dry The River Scott Miller (bass) and drummer Jonathan Warren, both bringing a fresh impetus to the songs as can heard on the excellent new album. ‘Night Brings Insanity’ features nine riff-based blasts of unadulterated melodic heavy metal, showcasing Primitai at their very best.

The band confirmed ‘We’re very happy to announce that our new album, Night Brings Insanity’, will be released this May! We’re excited to get this new line up out on the road to meet you all!’

Primitai  – ‘Night Brings Insanity’

Out May 9th!


Primitai is; Guy Miller (vocals) Sergio Giron & Srdjan Bilic (guitars)

Scott Miller (bass) Jonathan Warren (drums).

 

Learn more about Primitai;

Primitai had their breakthrough in 2010 upon the release of their 2nd album LINE OF FIRE. Since then they have toured throughout the UK and Ireland, appearing atBloodstock, Hammerfest, HighVoltage, Wacken Cruise and Hard Rock Hell. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN pushed them to new heights – UK dates with SEPULTURA andSAXON, even greater praise from the biggest metal press, and hitting Europe for the first time. The momentum culminated in a 2015 tour with WOLF, after which the  band went straight back into studio. Guitarist Sergio Giron’s talents have injected a finesse and flair to the sound, building on their trademark no-nonsense riffs. With co-lead guitarist Srdjan equally raising his game, the music goes for the throat, with the fresh spontaneity of a debut album complimented with refined song writing and progressive edge. Guy Miller’s vocals match the light and shade of the album, sung with conviction whether laid back or his trademark snarl.

Completing Primitai in 2016 are Scott Miller (bass) and drummer Jonathan Warren, formerly of DRY THE RIVER, with whom they graced the main stages of Reading andGlastonbury, toured North America and released two UK Top 40 albums. Primitai alumni Tom Draper guests a stunning solo on one of the album’s reflective moments, a symbol of their enduring musical chemistry and friendship since his move to San Francisco

Vocal recording and production was once again entrusted to Tom Keech, a winning combination as heard on the Line of Fire and Rise Again. Re-amping, mixing and mastering was handled by Lasse Lammert  (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER) at LSD Studios near Hamburg, Germany, a very talented producer with an incredibly well equipped studio and fine understanding of contemporary metal production.

Primitai band

 

Playlist: 08/04/2016

  1. BEHOLDER – I, MACHINE
  2. TYR – BLOOD OF HEROES
  3. RAMMSTEIN – DU HAST
  4. ANTHRAX – BLOOD EAGLE WINGS
  5. SEMBLANT – THE SHRINE
  6. SKARLETT RIOT – VOICES
  7. KNOCK OUT KAINE – 16 GRAMS OF HEART ATTACK
  8. MARYTREE – UNSEEN
  9. WILSON – CRAVE
  10. PROSCENIUM – THE BETRAYAL
  11. ASYLUM CITY ZOO – SOBER
  12. Rise Of The Phoenix: SEPULTURA – BULLET THE BLUE SKY (U2 cover)
  13. CAIRO SON – DEVIL’S TONGUE
  14. WALLS OF JERICHO – RELENTLESS
  15. CLUTCH – ELECTRIC WORRY
  16. BEHOLDER – SPEAK TO ME
  17. SKARLETT RIOT – FEEL
  18. KNOCK OUT KAINE – LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE
  19. MARYTREE – WHATEVER
  20. PURSON – ELECTRIC LANDLADY
  21. NYCOSIA – ASYLUM SONG
  22. FAHRAN – BLACK MIRROR
  23. CLUTCH – FIREBIRDS

Beholder – Reflections

ALBUM COVER

RELEASE DATE: 12th APRIL, 2016

British progressive metallers release their finest work to date with third album ‘Reflections’

‘SPEAK TO ME’ (Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6lFhTKeFO8
‘FROZEN STEPS OF UTØYA’ (Lyric Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNjHd27I7M

“Progressive edged metallers Beholder have impressed…excellently crafted and crushingly performed…this is without a doubt the most cohesive collection of songs that Beholder have put to their name to so far” – Metal Hammer

 

Hailing from the UK, Beholder is a hard-hitting band that has been delivering the goods since 2003.
Having released the studio albums ‘The Awakening’ (2009) and ‘The Order of Chaos’ (2013) the band now embark on their most ambitious and accomplished album to date with the epic ‘Reflections’.

Beholder has been focused on producing an album that replicates their live ferocity, yet showcases creativity along with the desire to capture honest emotions and feelings and place within the melody of the song, whilst creating a fierce array of anthemic tracks that embrace both progressive rock and metal.

In previous releases Beholder have not held back from the fact they are proud of their heritage, yet disillusioned with much of the nation, and the world at large has to offer. This has shaped anger and frustration to the work, and although this remains, ‘Reflections’ is far more optimistic in its approach and has been interlaced with soaring melodies and uplifting chorus hooks to create something special.

‘Reflections’ offers ten tracks of relentless tunes that will leave the listener raising their fists, unleashing their voices and opening the hearts.

With Beholder’s close connection to their fans, the completion of the album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign that reached its initial target in less than two hours.

So it’s now official…Beholder are back!

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BEHOLDER UK TOUR DATES 2016

1st April COVENTRY – The Arches
8th April LEICESTER – The Firebug
16th April OXFORD – Wheatsheaf
22nd April GRIMSBY – Yardbirds
29th April HITCHIN – Club 85
30th April LONDON – Nambucca

(More dates to be announced)
BEHOLDER IS:

Simon Hall – Lead vocals
Scott Taylor – Guitar and vocals
Si Fielding – Bass and vocals
Chris Bentley – Drums

For more information about Beholder, visit their official Facebook page:www.facebook.com/beholderuk

‘Reflections’ Tracklisting:

1) Frozen Steps Of Utøya
2) I. Machine
3) Heal The Wounds
4) Host
5) Dance Macabre
6) Breathe In The Silence
7) Killing Time
8) Army Of One
9) My Revolution
10) Speak To Me

All musical content written, composed and arranged by Taylor, Bentley & Fielding.
All lyrics and vocal arrangements by Hall.

Engineered by Simon Cliffe at SM Studios (UK)
Mixed by Arvid Tjelta at Frogleap Studios (Norway)
Mastered by Peter Dowsett (UK)

Original Artwork: Rebecca Bentley at Skinfliction
Additional Design: Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art