New Jersey sludge crushers CLAMFIGHT present their third album, III, which will see January release through Argonauta Records. Alongside the album's cover art, track listing, and other details, the band and label have teamed up with Doomed And Stoned webzine to premiere the album's first single, "History Of The Earls Of Orkney."
CLAMFIGHT offers, "We're thrilled to be working with Argonauta for the upcoming release of III. We had a few options available to us however we kept going back to Argonauta because Gero seemed so genuine and honest to work with. We're also pretty tight with the lads in Hollow Leg and they had nothing but great things to report regarding their experience with Argonauta. We're excited about the potential that exists with this budding relationship and look forward to broadening our reach across the Atlantic and helping promote the other great bands on the Argonauta roster!"
With their debut of "History Of The Earls Of Orkney," Doomed And Stoned reports in part, "CLAMFIGHT have always offered up a lot of fun with their song titles and especially their lyrics. This go 'round, they're honed in on a theme, of sorts: the small Scottish islands of Orkney... III transports us to another world, one that is less fantasy and more a part of history, which is always twice as fascinating to me." Booming with five massive tracks which total nearly forty-five minutes of groove-laden sludge-soaked stoner rock jams, CLAMFIGHT sounds more victorious in their thunderous mission than ever before on their third full-length release. III was recorded and produced at Gradwell House Studios in New Jersey by Steve Poponi, with additional recording by Davin Sosa and Christopher Skowronski. The album was mastered by Dave Downham at Gradwell House, and completed with photography by Woody Musgrove, and features guest contributions of lead guitar on "Whale Road" by CWolf, lead vocals on "Echoes In Stone" by Jean Saiz and Janette Valentine, and lead guitar and sonic spookery on "Echoes In Stone" and "Whale Road" by Erik Caplan.
A vinyl pressing of III will see release through Elder Magick with a release date to be announced.
III Track Listing:
1. Whale Road
3. Echoes In Stone
5. History Of The Earls Of Orkney
CLAMFIGHT has booked several new shows to break the new year in, beginning with a record release show for III in Philadelphia with Kings Destroy on January 19th. The next week they head south for two shows with Rukut, playing in Frederick January 26th and Charlottesville the 27th.
Watch for additional audio samples, tour dates, and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.
1/19/2018 Century - Philadelphia, PA *Record Release show w/ Kings Destroy
The members of CLAMFIGHT, Joel Harris, Louis Koble, Andy Martin, and Sean McKee, are childhood friends turned grown-ass men who are almost as committed to big riffs as they are to each other. Influenced in equal parts by their dads' vinyl, that sketchy older kid from woodshop class' thrash and hardcore tapes as well as touchstone heavy bands like Sleep, Clutch, Neurosis, Eyehategod, and Mastodon, the band has plied its unique brand of suburban working slob metal up and down the East Coast of the United States since 2005. Having issued a debut album, Vol. I, in 2010, and a second album, I vs. The Glacier, in 2013, the quartet is now poised to release its third full length, III, through Argonauta Records.
Slovenian heavy metal band Metalsteel will release a new studio album entitled »Beyond The Stars« via On Parole Productions on December 9th 2017.
Metalsteel is a Slovenian heavy metal institution with its own identity which combines raw agression with melodic and progressive structures. Their striking metal is manifested on seven albums including their latest most fierce and sophisticated release »Beyond The Stars« which is a conceptual album. The concept is about Extraterrestrial civilisations who descended on Earth in order to rise the spiritual awareness of mankind and interfere in the process of humanity's evolution.
»Beyond The Stars« is the seventh album from the band. It pushes further the boundaries of the band and opens new chapter in their musical opus. All members of the band have recorded the album simultaneously, resulting in an organic sound that is consistently embedded into modern production. Metalsteel are combining raw aggression with melodic arrangements. This forms homogenous mixture of striking metal with progressive elements and guitar and vocal harmonies. »Beyond The Stars« combines simplicity and technical perfection with the recording method rarely used these days and superb production.
In their career they have played numerous shows in Europe and also performed with James Rivera (Helstar, Distant Thunder, Malice). They have also shared the stage with legendary metal acts such as Saxon, W.A.S.P., Helloween etc.
Metalsteel are also the first Slovenian metal band who performed with Slovenian symphony orchestra and choir, performed for the Slovenian victims of Holocaust and appeared in Toyota commercial along with their own song. They have also written and recorded the official anthem for the MetalDays Festival in 2015.
AlbumsPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 21:05 With the holidays just around the corner, it's that time of year that Asher Media Relations, a PR company promoting aggressive music in Canada, USA and Europe shares its next holiday sampler featuring artists they have had the honour of working with in 2017. This year's 7th volume of "Happy Metal Annihilation"showcases over 4 hours of headbanging tunes from black to death to thrash to metalcore to hard rock and everything else under the metal umbrella. Let the holiday mosh pit begin!
Publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations comments:
"I've been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the headbanging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. \m/\m/"
For nearly a decade, Montreal, QC based PR firm Asher Media Relations & staff have followed one rule and one rule only, that is getting artists the media attention that they deserve. Developing pr campaigns for image awareness and media support, AMR showcases & represents talented artists to all media outlets ranging from Print, Radio, Online & Television across Canada to around the world.
Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 21:01 Relics do not need not be, or sound antiquated, but can also be presented with a modern, challenging approach and feel. DESPITE EXILE from Udine knows all about this. Technical demand, precise focusing and the will to please in the overall picture meet with each other in the best mixing ratio. The album "Relics" captivates with a fresh look at the chosen genre - the technical Death Metal. The musicians even overcome the competition with bands from North America, and this is no exaggeration!
You can not anticipate the development, the songs from "Relics" will take. Fast riffs and epic melodies are guiding through the dynamic and dark, yet catchy musicality, DESPITE EXILE offers. As a listener you soon will admire the richness of ideas and the solution patterns that the band serves.
Having supported TRIVIUM, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, OCEANO, or TEXAS IN JULY on tours across Europe, DESPITE EXILE already gained international ground with their ability to create profound, intricate metal music that sounds, however, approachable and fascinating. "Relics" continues this tradition. The Italian 5 piece changes the angle of view and reinterprets its technical Death Metal.
SnakeyeS, the band started by José Pineda, Justi Bala, and Carlos Delgado (from the former Spanish band SPHINX) together with Romanian singer Cosmin Aionita (9.7 RICHTER), has released the promotional video for "Metal Monster", the title track of its new album "Metal Monster".
The "Metal Monster" video, available below, was recorded and directed by Leo Traverso:
"Metal Monster" was released on November 25th, 2017, on both CD and digitally, and available for download and streaming through all major music digital distribution platforms. The album's cover artwork was designed by Spanish artist Francisco Garcés. The album will feature 11 brand new songs, recorded and produced by bassist José Pineda in his own studio: 1. Into The Unknown 2. Evolution 3. (Point of) No Return 4. Cyberkiller 5. Metal Monster 6. Edge of The World 7. Sign of Death 8. Facing The Darkness 9. Your Own Shadow 10. Circus of Fools 11. Rise Up (The Red Plague)
The band comments on new the album: "Metal Monster is our «creature», our most ambitious project yet, a true Heavy Metal burst of energy, a declaration of intent which aims to seal the band's own style and consolidate SnakeyeS both nationally and internationally."
The Sea Within – a new art-rock group formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin (Renaissance, Spiraling, Yes Symphonic, Deborah Harry) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, UK, Joe Satriani) – have announced they will release their as-yet-untitled debut album in Spring 2018.
Roine Stolt comments on how the project came together: “I think all it started as a suggestion from the record company - putting together a new band, starting fresh, seeing if collective writing could spawn a unique style. Call it a supergroup if you want - I think we can handle that.”
The members recently entered Livingston Studios in London to begin recording the basic tracks, and found an instant chemistry in the way they worked together. “Going into the studio in London was taking a great risk as we had not been in the same room together beforehand.” Roine continues: “We had just sent demos around and didn’t really know if we could make great music together, but we managed to track almost 2 hours of new music, a mix of collective ideas. We also had a lot of great ‘off-time’, sharing laughs and stories in local pubs – that part is important.”
Currently the members are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, and of the music’s direction Roine says: “There are elements of prog, pop, art-rock and many cinematic elements. I suppose the music comes from within our collective memories of all that we love as far as sounds, visions and poetry. We hope that discovering the music will be a journey for the open-minded fan - something as fresh and uncertain and unfolding as it is for us.”
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 20:26 Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the release of The Raz's debut album, a brand new four-pieces act based out of Columbia, SC!
The band is formed by Adam Shealy (Drums), David Scott Mcbee (Lead Vocals), Nick “Kuma” Meehan (Guitar), Dale “Raz” Raszewski (Bass), and means to create a groove and pocket that is not heard much in Rock and Roll music right now!
"The Raz" is a song and groove oriented rock record that will catch the ear of people with an appreciation of classic Rock and Roll era.
Taking their name from bass player Dale Raszewski's nickname, "The Raz" will be released worldwide via Rockshots Records on February 9, 2018.
The Raz delivers a surprising rock blues album in the veins of Led Zeppelin, Badlands, Joe Bonamassa and Rival Sons
The Raz will take no prisoners with their fun and thought provoking Rock and Roll!
Some comments from the music business on the album: "I love "The Raz" bluesier direction... the band sounds real tight.. Great songs and singer!" Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Dio, Whitesnake)
"...the band is jamming and the vocals are killer, great stuff!" Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 20:23 Taken from the album "XXenty" released on November 17, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. Japanese release is expected on December 15, 2017 via AnderStein Music.
Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 20:21 MYSTIC PROPHECY just released the official video for "You Keep Me Hangin' On", the first single off the upcoming album "Monuments Uncovered", which will be released on January 12, 2018 via Massacre Records! You might have heard the song performed by The Supremes, Vanilla Fudge, Kim Wilde or Reba McEntire before, among others.
"Monuments Uncovered" was produced by R.D. Liapakis & Mystic Prophecy at the Prophecy Studios, and mixed & mastered by Henrik Udd at Udd Recording Studios (Architects,Hammerfall, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, Delain). Dušan Markovic has created the album's cover artwork. The album features cover versions only.
Vocalist R.D. Liapakis comments: "This album is like a love letter to the music that accompanied so many of us, myself included, in the 70's, 80's and 90's - and believe me, you have not heard the songs like this before! I’m also really excited to show you a new and different side of MYSTIC PROPHECY!"
MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Monuments Uncovered" will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track as well as limited vinyl LP
Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-12-09 20:19 Finnish Blackened Death metal band ABHORDIUM launched new videoclip, entitled "Obsidian Chamber", the song taken from album "Omega Prayer" which has been released on November 3.
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