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Circus Veil from Portugal signs record deal with Into The LimeLight Records

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 20:35
Greek band Circus Veil sign with Into the LimeLight records.

Circus Veil's journey starts back in 2012 at Thessaloniki, Greece, forging their name as a high energy Alternative Metal band. It was not before 2013, when they released their first self-titled Demo and while having the road open ahead, a couple of years later the gang released 4 new Singles and later their first E.P. called “A.R.” came to life via Straight From The Heart Records.

Currently, the band is working on the finishing touches on their Brand-New Release! It’s name? Nu Life, a NEW Life Experience for the listeners. Their stage performance is often being referred as “THE non-stop adrenaline Rock n’ Roll show” by reviewing webzines. Until now the gang has already visited the most parts of Greece, rocking every single city on their way. Moments of great significance would be the times when Circus Veil shared the stage with John Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Enforcer, Laki Ragazas (Mystic Prophecy, Devil’s Train), Adept, Barb Wire Dolls, Kin Beneath Chorus and many more foreign and local artists. Stay tight! The ultimate experience has just begun...

Genre: Alternative Metal
Current Place: Thessaloniki, Greece

Lee Hale (Vocals)
Paul Nikk (Rhythm/Lead Guitar)
Jimmy Balas (Lead/Rhythm Guitar)
Taz Ames (Bass) Nick V (Drums)

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MIDRIFF releasen neues Lyric Video für "Walls Down"

Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 20:33
MIDRIFF – three guys from the middle of the Alps are not at all into Dirndl, Lederhosen and Yodeling.
The trio, already well known at home in Austria, creates modern Hard Rock songs far away from the classical sex & drugs & rock’n’roll attitude.
Singing drummer or drumming singer? That’s something only Phil Collins and his band Genesis had, right?
Wrong – and on top of that: in Hard Rock!
MIDRIFF understand perfectly how to impressively demonstrate that their somewhat extraordinary line-up does first and foremost one thing:
going off like a rocket, especially live!
Over the course of the past years, the band performed all over Europe’s club and festival scene and has become a known eye-catcher regarding all things rock.
With their second full length album “Doubts & Fears”, released in 2015, MIDRIFF demonstrate once more, that hard stoner riffs and edgy rock songs can also be written in the impressive landscape of the Austrian alps proofing their skills in performing and songwriting.
In early 2016 the trio released their first live EP which shows the power and true energy of the band’s live performance.
After touring for over five years through mainland Europe supporting bands such as Rival Sons, Pretty Maids, Chris Slade, Tito & Tarantula, Kyuss Lives, Godsized, Armored Saint and many more, the guys grabbed a sponsoring from Jägermeister and other names in the industry.
For their third album, Midriff took some time off to concentrate on songwriting and preproduction.
Young guys getting old and tired? No – “DECISIONS” is the trio’s heaviest studio output so far, combining modern metal riffs, punchy rock drums, a crunchy low end bass and a soulful as well as powerful voice of frontman Paul.
Like the previous albums, “DECISIONS” was recorded in the bands own recording studio and drummer/singer Paul self-produced, engineered and mixed the whole album.
“For us as a band it is unreal, that we have so much freedom in our decision making – to record, mix and engineer an album exactly the way we want it, is an absolute privilege in the music industry.”, so the band.
After working with different partners Midriff decided to set up their own record label as well.
Under the banner of TwoEleven Records the band will release new music and finally found their home as an artist.
Midriff’s third studio album “Decisions” will be released on October 20th via TwoEleven Records/Record Jet and Soulfood Music Distribution all over Europe.

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Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 20:32
UK born singer songwriter Lizzy Farrall has today premiered new video for the song 'Better With' which is taken from her debut EP. 'All I Said Was Never Heard' which will be released on the 5th January 2018 via Pure Noise Records.

Speaking on 'Better With' and new the EP 'All I Said Was Never Heard', Lizzy Farrallsays "The lyrics are about finding someone who completely takes you out of a rut you've been stuck in, but also you have a fear that the feelings you have are not mutual due to similar situations in past relationships which have left you with lack of trust." she continues "for the music video I wanted it to have a very teenage angst vibe which reflects the lyrics. Henry Cox (of Boston Manor) who filmed and produced it came up with the idea to have the storyline in reverse which gives the video a really cool twist".

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Heavy rock collaboration STAGMA to release new single, ‘Pokerface’, with official lyric video

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 20:24
On 16 October 2017, Stagma, the heavy rock collaboration formed by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos, and featuring lead singer Rob Mancini, bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser, and drummers Vinny Appice and Patrick Johansson, will release the first single, ‘Pokerface’, from their self-titled debut album. Available from digital stores worldwide, it will be accompanied by a lyric video with artwork by Zacarias D’Araujo. ‘Pokerface’ serves as the first taste of the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album and features Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) on drums.

Stagma was formed in late 2015 when Alex Santos, guitarist, producer and composer with Scar For Life, joined forces with Vinny Appice, Neil Fraser (TEN, Rage of Angels) and Joe Petro (Heaven and Earth) with the intention of forming a new heavy rock supergroup. Stagma was born out of this collaboration, which has grown with the addition of drummer Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen, W.A.S.P.) and Rob Mancini (Scar For Life, Boneyard Dog) as lyricist/vocalist. The band’s hotly-anticipated debut album will also feature guest drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio, Queensrÿche) on a specially composed bonus track, and an electronic introduction from gaming legend Jeroen Tel (Maniacs of Noise).
Stagma line up for Pokerface:
ROB MANCINI - vocals
ALEXANDRE SANTOS - rhythm guitars
NEIL FRASER - lead guitars
JOE PETRO - bass

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ASPHODELOS sign with BLACK SUNSET; New release schedule for this fall

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 19:48
Thuringian death metal maniacs ASPHODELOS have signed with Black Sunset and will release their upcoming album this fall!

Founded in 2010 from the ashes of HATRED WITHIN, this five-piece is dedicated to classical death metal with a Scandinavian touch.

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Scars Of Solitude released a new single from their upcoming debut album

Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-21 19:47
Scars Of Solitude released a first single 'Enemy' from their upcoming debut album 'Deformation'. The album is released December 1st 2017 by Inverse Records.
Scars of Solitude is a melodic metal quintet from Äänekoski playing music rooted deep in the Finnish melancholy. The band was formed in January 2015 and has stood firmly and proud behind its music ever since. Their music sounds like autumn - it's kinda dark, rainy and cold but still rich in both beauty and color despite all the despair.

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ETERNAL FLIGHT post video, reveal album details

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-15 13:37
The French melodic prog power metal band ETERNAL FLIGHT will release its new album "Retrofuture" on November 17, 2017 via Massacre Records!

The band has now released the official video for the single "Poison", directed by Joël Baud
Vocalist Gérard Fois about the song and the video:

"Poison" is a song we already tested in 2013 during the Euro tour with Circle II Circle and Nightmare, and at the time I remember very well the people in the crowd singing the chorus by the end of the song without having listened to it before! I knew it was a potential single from then and like a poison, the chorus spreads in your head instantly! This video is quite direct, in your face, no thrills and presents the band as it is on stage! The music speaks for itself.

"Retrofuture" was mixed and mastered by Gérard Fois at Morphoenix Studio, who also created the cover artwork along with Mirowshka.

Vocals with a great range, stellar musicianship, catchy yet interesting songs with a great sound are the main ingredients that make "Retrofuture" ETERNAL FLIGHT's most mature album to date! It's a hour-long album with no fillers that should cause quite a stir within fans of the genre!

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BEYOND VISIONS: Swedish Melodic/Gothic Metal Band Unleashed Two New Tracks From The Sophomore Album

Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-15 13:34
Swedish melodic/gothic metal band Beyond Visions are going to release their sophomore full length "Catch 22" through Bleeding Music Records. The album will be dropped in both CD (Jewelcase) and Digital formats. The album is likely to be cherished by the fans of After Forever, Within Temptation, Firewind, Soilwork and Delain.

Comments from the band on these tracks:

"Pay My Price"In this dark world you suddenly find hope and rescue, a meaning. Total commitment to something that you hope and believe in.

"Survive"To be on the bottom of your life, torn and empty, and then suddenly find someone who believes in you and offers you a way out. Offers you a place where you can rest and find peace of mind, a hope and a future.

Hailing from Stockholm, Beyond Visions was formed in 2007 and is a fresh and emotionally charged melodic metal band fronted by the amazing singer Rebecka, whose sorrowful yet dynamic vocals are backed up by the riffing axeman Alex, the booming sounds of bass player Ludvig and the ear shattering drums of Erik. Beyond Visions released an 4 track EP, ”IV: Ex Animo” in 2010 and the debut album ‘Your face is familiar’ was released in 2013 by Sliptrick Records.‘Your face is familiar’ got good reviews around the globe and many shows around Sweden was played.

The new album ”CATCH 22” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Dugout Production in Uppsala , Sweden by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir and more) and Lawrence MackRory (FKÜ, Darkane and more) and the artwork is made by Gustavo Sazes who have worked with bands like Arch Enemy, Firewind , The Agonist, Amaranthe and many many more.

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News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-15 13:31
OF MICE & MEN have released “Unbreakable”, a short film that brings fans onstage and behind the scenes for a unique look at life on the road with a touring rock band.

Directed by Johann Ramos, the documentary follows OM&M (bassist/vocalist Aaron Pauley, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby) across multiple continents for a series of electrifying performances captured earlier this year.

The band, who are currently on the road with In This Moment, are also putting the finishing touches on their new album, which was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance) in Los Angeles.

The whole energy of the record is very centered around our live showsPauley told “Our past records were made after extended breaks, so it’s hard to remember that live connection. But we’ve played so many shows over the summer that it bled into the music we made. We’re all very well connected on this record

The album follows two new songs “Unbreakable” and “Back To Me” which were released earlier this year and have racked up close to 20 millioncombined streams to date. The band maintained momentum by delivering a string of electrifying, show-stealing performances at some of the world’s biggest rock festivals, including Las Rageous, Fort Rock Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, Download Festival, In.Fest and Nova Rock Festival, to name but a few.Anticipation is running high for the yet-to-be-revealed new album, which follows "Cold World".

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AEPHANEMER: new single 'Path of the Wolf'

Videos and singlesPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-10-15 13:29
French Melodic Death metallers AEPHANEMER have made their new single, ‘Path of the Wolf’, available for full streaming. Path of the Wolf was mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.
The quartet broke into the metal scene with their debut EP 'Know Thyself' in 2014, followed by their full-length 'Memento Mori' in 2016.

Integrating musical elements from scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, slavic traditional music and classical symphonies, AEPHANEMER brought some freshness to the modern metal scene and generated significant expectation from their newly formed and quickly growing fanbase.

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