Monthly Archives: May 2016

Playlist: 27/05/2016

  1. IODINE SKY – BROKEN CROSS
  2. ABSOLVA – FREE
  3. BLACK ABSINTHE – WINTER
  4. BLOODY HAMMERS – THE REAPER COMES
  5. PROSCENIUM – THE BETRAYAL
  6. NERVOSA – HOSTAGES
  7. ACT OF DEFIANCE – DISASTROPHE
  8. ARKADIA – FOUNDATION
  9. SINTAX – SWAY FOR A BETTER DAY
  10. DUST BOLT – ALLERGY
  11. REVOCATION – COMMUNION
  12. JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD & ROWDY – THRASH
  13. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – STRAIGHT JACKET
  14. VEKTOR – COLLAPSE
  15. HELLEBORUS – HELLEBORUS BLACK
  16. BE’LAKOR – ROOTS TO SEVER
  17. DEADLOCK – BERSERK
  18. MARYTREE – CREEP
  19. IF THESE TREES COULD TALK – BERLIN
  20. GRAND MAGUS – FORGES IN IRON, CROWNED IN STEEL

VEKTOR TO PLAY BLOODSTOCK

Bloodstock

 

VEKTOR CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Highly complex progressive sci-fi-themed metallers VEKTOR are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK.

Taking place from August 11th – 14th at Catton Park in Derbyshire, the 2016 edition of Bloodstock sees VEKTOR joining a line-up which includes the likes of SLAYER, MASTODON, ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, VENOM and more.  VEKTOR will be performing on Sunday, August 14th on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.

For tickets and more information about Bloodstock, head to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

VEKTOR‘s brand new album ‘Terminal Redux‘ is out now on CD, vinyl and digital platforms.  The album is the band’s third full-length release and their first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the title track from their previous album, 2011’s ‘Outer Isolation‘.

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

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

Terminal Redux‘ was recorded between the band’s home studio and Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, with additional mixing courtesy of Byron Filson at Villian Studios in Arizona.

View the album artwork, created by Adam Burke, at http://bit.ly/1SlGhI7

Don’t miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe this summer:

Aug. 10 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 14 – Derbyshire, 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 – LittleDevil Bar
Aug. 20 – Mean, Belgium – Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival

Get more VEKTOR news and info:

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

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Knock Out Kaine – Cruel Britannia

KOK Cruel Britannia

It wasn’t that long ago that I was drooling over the second album offering from Lincoln based rockers Knock Out Kaine, (KOK). It also doesn’t seem that we will have long to wait before the third and, as an interim, KOK have provided us with a hugely successfully crowd funded EP, Cruel Britannia. The title track is a satirical stab at the British Establishment and encompasses the anarchistic edge of punk with hard rocking riffs. It cleverly entwines a sleazy 80’s vibe with a swirl of modern day Foos–esque rock. Love the Way You Hate could probably be described as the staple KOK sound; a gritty rock ‘n’ roll flavour with just the merest grating of hair metal cheese, enough to get foots tapping and people swaying as the band belt it out during one of their energetic live shows. Going Down has been given a bit of a spit and polish from the debut album House of Sins. It’s a solid rhythm and blues number, full of southern charm and executed flawlessly. The icing on a pretty tasty cake comes from the cover of Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road. Featuring in both the live performances I’ve seen of KOK, it is a well-chosen, well-crafted and respectful production of the classic. This track just shows the professionalism of KOK. They can take the piss, they can rock out and have a great time, and they can produce work that is intricate and serious, all on the same EP!

I want to discuss more than just this EP here. What we have is a mere morsel of what KOK can do. Their recorded work is really quite something. However, to really appreciate this band you need to see them live. You also need to take a moment to look around you and see what they do to people when they play. I did just this at HRH AOR when, quite frankly, KOK tore the place apart. Looking around people started moving forward straight away. Groupie wannabe’s, old school rockers, couples, punks, thrashers, just about everyone that got caught up in the crowd had a great time. And what you could see is the band feeding off that and I guess playing all the better for it. For their part the band have and know their roles. You can see that persona of out and out Rock Gods when they hit the stage. Dean Foxx plays the front-man role like it’s a species all of its own that he was born to. Glasses on, glasses off, he rocks the hell out from start to finish. The music of KOK is infectious and not one single person can do it justice with words, you have to experience it. You don’t just listen to KOK, you feel KOK, you catch yourself moving your shoulders and nodding your head and daydreaming of what it would be like to be a rock star. I think in a different time KOK would have been global contenders. Maybe that time will come back again. For now savour the taste given to us on this EP while we await the next instalment in the KOK story.

KOK band

Paul Belcher

23rd May, 2016

Playlist: 20/05/2016

  1. CANDLEMASS – DEATH THY LOVER
  2. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – STRAIGHT JACKET
  3. WHITE FLAGS – AS LIONS
  4. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – VERGE OF TRAGEDY
  5. DENNER / SHERMANN – ANGEL’S BLOOD
  6. KIKAMORA – THEM AND US
  7. CROWSAW – THE COLOURS
  8. RAPHEUMETS WELL – CRUCIBLE OF TITANS
  9. NERVOSA – HOSTAGES
  10. ATTICA RAGE – FALLING DOWN
  11. PLANET OF ZEUS – LOYAL TO THE PACK
  12. EARTH SHIP – VALLEY OF THORNS
  13. TWISTED ILLUSION – FREEDOM TO FAIL
  14. TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS – TLK
  15. DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – SALTWATER
  16. POISON HEADACHE – CONSPIRATOR
  17. MORTILLERY – TORTURE
  18. A REBEL FEW – SERIOUS
  19. CITY OF ASHES – VIPERS NEST
  20. TRIAXIS – ZERO HOUR
  21. KAMELOT – MY THERAPY
  22. PH-ARM – FASTER
  23. CELESTIAL RUIN FIRESTORM

Playlist: 13/05/2016

  1. Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy – Raising Teenage Girls
  2. Black Absinthe – Is This Life
  3. OTEP – In Cold Blood
  4. Kvelertak – Beserkr
  5. Crowsaw – Believe
  6. Primitai – Night Brings Insanity
  7. Rain – Hellfire
  8. Devildriver – Testimony Of Truth
  9. Vektor – Psychotropia
  10. Lawnmower Deth – I am Cob
  11. Die No More – Council Of War
  12. Sixx: A.M. – When We Were Gods
  13. Doomsday Outlaw – All That I Have
  14. Massive Wagons – Tokyo
  15. Attica Rage – Falling Down
  16. Triaxis – The Geisha And The King
  17. Primitai – Conclusion Foregone
  18. Skindred – The Kids Are Right Now
  19. Nervosa – Intolerance Means War
  20. Girlschool – Hit And Run
  21. Motorhead – Stone Dead Forever
  22. Psychostick – President Rhino
  23. Be’Lakor – An Ember’s Arc

Playlist: 29/04/2016

  1. JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD AND ROWDY – THRASH
  2. DEVILDRIVER – DAYBREAK
  3. ABNORMALITY – CYMATIC HALLUCINATIONS
  4. SIXX: A.M. – RISE
  5. PRIMITAI – BLACK RIDER
  6. CORTES – CLOSE TO NOWHERE
  7. SET FOR THE SKY – LEFT BEHIND
  8. MAX RAPTOR – BIG DIVIDE
  9. SAOSIN – THE SILVER STRING
  10. GOJIRA – STRANDED
  11. NYCOSIA – MISCOMMUNICATION
  12. RESIN – OPEN HEART TRAUMA
  13. ELECTRIC CITIZEN – EVIL
  14. MARYTREE – WHATEVER
  15. NEMESEA – BONES
  16. SAVAGE MESSIAH – ALL SEEING I
  17. ANTHRAX – SAFE HOME
  18. ARCHITECTS – GONE WITH THE WIND
  19. MOTHER FEATHER – MOTHER FEATHER
  20. LAWNMOWER DETH – I AM COB
  21. MOTORHEAD – LOVE ME FOREVER
  22. SIXX: A.M. – PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED
  23. OTEP – LORDS OF WAR
  24. A REBEL FEW – SERIOUS