News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-18 20:50 Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers PANORAMA will release their debut album, "Around The World", on January 12, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper)
1. Around The World 2. Standing My Ground 3. The Glory Within 4. Gates Of Babylon 5. The Highest Mountain 6. Jammin In The Jungle 7. One For All 8. The Other Side 9. Heart Has Been Broken 10. Shout It Out 11. World On Fire
Christian Palin – Vocals (Random Eyes, ex Adagio) Dennis Ward – Bass (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69) Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva) Ben Varon – Guitars (Amoral, ex Grease Helmet) Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk)
In 2008 the Swiss guitarist, Sammy Lasagni (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva), met the Uruguay born singer Christian Palin (Random Eyes, ex Adagio) for the first time when Godiva, supported the band Adagio – fronted by Christian. The chemistry between the two was immediately obvious so they decided that they would, at some point in time, try to make music together. The two kept in contact but the years plodded along until 2015 when a certain long telephone call on a cold winter’s day changed everything. Right then and there they decided to get to work. They began writing songs and in record time 15 new songs were born. They decided to work with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69) as a producer. The guys soon after met with Dennis and introduced their songs. Dennis was genuinely impressed. So impressed that he agreed to work with them and joined the band not only as producer, but as a bass player too. The guys completed their line-up with Finnish guitarist, Ben Varon (formerly of Amoral and Grease Helmet) and Swiss drummer Philipp Eichenberger (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk). Panorama was born!
Under the direction of Dennis Ward, who took over the whole production (produced, recorded, mixed and mastered), the band recorded their debut album “Around the World” partially at HOFA studios in Karlsdorf Germany and at The TrakShak, Dennis’ private studio. It was a long process but the album turned out fantastic. A Hard Rock production with a bit of Scandinavian influences and Christian has proven himself to be a world-class singer.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-18 20:48 ROCKSHOTS RECORDS is thrilled to announce the release of "Astrala", fourth album of the folk metal band UNSHINE! Hailing from Finland, UNSHINE stepped into the whole new level of co-operation with the initial forces of the nature. “UNSHINE has always been a band without the traditional role models. The most important thing in a song is the melody. Sounds and rhythms create the overall atmosphere, but the melody wakes up the whole ancient story in it to life", tells Harri, UNSHINE guitarist behind the majority of the songs. "Secondly, it all starts from the nature and it all will end to the nature. This cuts through all aspects of our music. It echoes from those landscapes the modern world has almost totally abandoned and forgotten. The songs try to re-unite the old bonds between the dolmen gods and the digitized mankind. Nature is not our enemy, it's our physical, but especially our spiritual home. That's why we call our music druid metal."
"Astrala" is set to be released on January 19, 2018 in Europe and February 9, 2018 in North America via Rockshots Records.
TRACKLIST 1 - Birch of Fornjot 2 - Kainun Kuningas 3 - Jack's Feast 4 - The Masks of Enchantment 5 - Pan the One 6 - Druids Are A-Coming 7 - Slow Moving Creatures 8 - Visionary's Last Breath 9 - Suo (Kantaa Ruumiit) 10 - The Forest
This winter will mark the release of the debut album by SULPHUR SEAS, a duet consisting of the union of two tormented minds: J. (lyrics) and A. (compositions). Entitled 'Suzanne', it has been self-recorded in their basement, excepting the vocals tracks recorded at California Studios (Madrid). Mixed by Victor Saiz Martinez, the album counts on the help of several external contributors, as a guest vocal appearance by J. Virulency (Virulency, Hex) or the nightmarish noises and effects added by M. Novoa (Back to R'lyeh, Proyecto C5, ex-Nüll).
'Suzanne' consists of seven black metal songs that deals with the most sinister aspects of existence: death, diseases, greed and lust. J. comments: “Imagine that you find an open chest, eaten by dampness in a dusty attic. Inside, a few loose pages of the diary written by an unknown traveler. His story, tainted of despair, violence and grief, ironically sounds you very familiar. You did not know this man, but his words create a mirror of our own existence. This is the feeling that we have decided to share with you.”
With all lyrics written in French, J's mother tongue, the compositions created by Sulphur Seas can be defined as a mix of a Black Metal influenced by french literature and estheticism, with tones of Death Metal and Progressive Metal. As a duet, each member brings to the other one his own musical background. The result of this teamwork is a bitter, hypnotic and furious multifaceted creation that cannot leave indifferent the french nor polish Black Metal enthusiasts.
The album will be self-released in January by J. under the mark of “Les Productions Boueuses” as a jewel-case with 12 pages booklet. Just before the release of the album, a preview of 'Suzanne' will be unveil.
>> Tracklisting <<
I - Déluge
II - L'épave
III - Comme une clope dans un cendar
IV - Le soir
V - L'amer
VI - Suzanne
VII - _
Sulphur Seas are J. (lyrics, vocals) and A. (music, strings).
External helpers on 'Suzanne': drums composed by AGS, bass recorded by P. SM, noise and effects by M. Novoa, and additional vocals on “L’Amer” by J. Virulency.
All music and lyrics composed and written by the band during 2015-2016. Album recorded during 2017, mixed by Victor Saiz Martinez (California Studios – Madrid).
Band picture by B.M.. All other pictures, cover and layout by J.
'Suzanne' cover: Notre-Dame de Laval, Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes (France).
Sulphur Seas discography.
'Suzanne' (CD), Les Productions Boueuses, January 2018.
'Sulphur Seas' (MCD), Darkness Within/Darkwoods Records, March 2015.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-18 20:31 Rising electro-indie-rock outfit Speak Low If You Speak Love will release its 2nd studio album, Nearsighted, with Pure Noise Records on January 19th.
Speak Low If You Speak Love is the solo project from the incredibly talented, multi-instrumentalist musician Ryan Scott Graham, who also plays bass and provides backing vocals in the popular pop-punk band State Champs.
Speaking about the new single, Graham says, "Enough was actually the last song written for the record, after a night of just jamming in the studio. After analyzing each song on the record, we decided it was missing a certain vibe, and Enough was the piece that was missing. Not only on the musical side of things, but I also felt as though there were a few ideas left unexplored. The "rush of blood" high that comes with specific relationships had been kicking around my brain for a while and I wanted to put it down to paper. Couldn't be happier with how the song turned out."
Nearsighted will be the second, full-length album from Speak Low If You Speak Love, following Graham’s debut record Everything But What You Need, which was released in 2015 by Pure Noise Records. The forthcoming album transcends beyond his early acoustic work, as he explores expanded sounds and instrumentation with a refined sense of depth and maturity.
"Working on Nearsighted was an immense process,” Graham adds. “I wanted to experiment in a big way with my songwriting and my drummer Drew and I sat with each song for days, weeks, (even years on a handful of tunes) just toiling with each chord progression, making sure every note had purpose. I'm older now, and I'm always looking for new ways to express certain ideas, so I really feel we captured that with the sound of this record. It's different enough to be interesting and fun, but still the Speak Low I think many have come to know. Our producer Aaron Marsh took these songs and really changed the game. It was a pleasure working with an artist I've looked up to for years."
Outshine cite influences from Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, Paradise Lost, Danzig, Tool and dark, melancholy music. The first full-length album "Bad Things Always End Bad" where released in 2007, followed up by “Until We Are Dead” in 2009 and “Prelude to Descent” 2013. The band went on a Scandinavian tour with Paradise Lost in September 2013. The band has also done 7 US tours between 2005 and 2014 building a huge underground fan base with +46.000 fans on social media world-wide.
"We are excited to release Outshines new album next year, and be a part of their journey from top to bottom and back again!" - Gain
From top to bottom and back again.
Friday September 13th 2013. After a tour with Paradise Lost the Outshine tour bus where robbed and a full per-recorded album, band fees, important documents, passports and gear were lost.
Swedish Tax Authorities, without a shred of proof, started to haunt founder and guitarist Jimmy Norberg stating “music is not a real occupation”.
The authority issued an 80.000 euro fine with 30 days for Jimmy to pay it otherwise houses, cars, instruments and belongings would be confiscated and the company and the band put out of business... the worst years in Outshine history had started.
But Outshine is not the ordinary band and Jimmy is not the "average Joe". The bastard authorities and deceitful people were fought in court.
After a long legal process Jimmy won in court early 2017 against the Swedish Authority. Cleared from all accusations and the 80.000 euro fines recouped.... the resurrection could be started.
With a new set of members including Tony Jelencovich (Transport League, ex-M.A.N, ex-B-Thong, Death Destruction, ex-Mnemic), Niklas Ingvarsson and Alexander Lundgren (ex-Devilicious), four agonizing years had finally come to an end.
First single "Liar" will be revealed November 24th, new album "1313" revealed February 23rd 2018.
"Breaking Free", first full-length of swedish hard rockers Aerodyne, is set for release on December 15, 2017 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, distributed by Sound Trek in Italy, AnderStein Music in Japan and Plastic Head in the rest of the World. With their first EP and music video "Old Flames Die Hard", Aerodyne got the attention of rock fans all over the world, taking the decision of entering the studio in early 2017 in order to record their first full-length. The result is finally available in the ten outstanding tracks of "Breaking Free", in which they show a powerful and dangerous mix of Scandi Glam and Sleaze Rock, driven by a big and unquestionable attitude. Frontman Daniel Almqvist says: "With 'Breaking Free', we wanted to do something honest. Most new albums I come across tend to be very well produced and slick as though with no heart in it, so we wanted our album to be the opposite - raw and genuine, as we think rock n’ roll should be all about - and I think we did a pretty good job". Very welcome guest in the album is Crazy Lixx's frontman Danny Rexon, who provides his anthemic backing vocals on the track “Run Away”. The first official single, "Comin' For You", will be launched next week for streamig, accompanied by an official video on Youtube.
"Breaking Free" Tracklist: 01. As Above, So Below 02. Comin' For You 03. Breaking Free 04. Aerodynamic 05. Pedal To The Floor 06. We All Live A Lie 07. Until You're Gone 08. Setting Hell On Fire 09. Run Away 10. Back To Back
Aerodyne is: Daniel Almqvist: Vocals, Guitar Timmy Kan: Bass Johan Bergman: Lead Guitar Christoffer Almqvist: Drums
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-18 19:52 Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide will release their third album 'Reveal' on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single 'The Beginning Scene' from the concept album is released now ”Reveal” is a science fiction story about a large information technology company ”OMEGA’s” former employee who finds himself locked in a mental asylum and is even sentenced to death. After he escapes the asylum he starts to find out what is really going on and what is the biggest interest of OMEGA’s artificial intelligence project. The fears of the future seem to come true meanwhile the humankind is driving itself towards definite termination. The story goes on and a lot of plot twists are going to happen. How big is the urge to create something that humans don’t fully understand? What is going to happen to our hero during his journey finding out the origin of everything.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-13 21:24 NRT Records sets January 19th, 2018 as the international release date for Concrete Eden's debut "Left" (Austrian Metalcore). Album trailer revealed On their debut album "Left" CONCRETE EDEN brings together the best of hardcore and Nu Metal. The four-men-band with frontman, rapper, singer and shouter Mike Kostner combines Nu Metal with elements of hardcore, creating a sound as if Limp Bizkit, Korn and System Of A Down had merged into one band!
Recorded, mixed & mastered from 2015 to 2017 in CeFACTORY Studios in Graz (Austria) Mix & Master: Mike Kostner Lyrics & Concept: Mike Kostner Artwork: Hannes Ressi
Line-Up: Hannes Ressi - Drums Mike Kostner – Lead Vocals Erwin Lackner – Guitars Thomas Gurker – Bass
Founded in 2005, CONCRETE EDEN started to become well known in their home country Austria. The original band consisted of frontman Mike, drummer Hannes, guitarist Erwin and bassist Tom. CONCRETE EDEN played various concerts, which were soon followed by a demo track called "M.i.t.y" which was enthusiastically applauded by the fans.
The whole track was produced, mixed and mastered by Mike Kostner himself, who runs his own record studio.
However, you have to experience live – only then you can understand the true CONCRETE EDEN experience! CONCRETE EDEN has already shared stage with bands like J.B.O, Kontrust, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter or Ektomorf. CONCRETE EDEN is famous for their shows full of power, defined by hard guitar riffs, pounding bass, forceful drums including rap and melodious vocal passages. Despite the consistently demanding musical songwriting, CONCRETE EDEN is a band that masterfully understands to include the audience in their show and thereby bring the noise to a maximum. Their loyal fan base is proof that their daring concept and musical style, which is clearly apart of the mainstream superficiality, can also convince a bigger crowd.
In January 2017 CONCRETE EDEN accompanied Crazy Town on their tour through Austria and played with them and other support acts in the Viper Room in Vienna or in the P.P.C in Graz. On 27th February 2017 their first single "gone to far (watch the video!), was released from the upcoming debut album "Left". In autumn 2017, Concrete Eden signed a record deal with the German independent label NRT-Records, which will release their debut album "Left" in January 2018.
A new, interesting act is going to invade the rock/metal scene: Wolf Theory! The band was born in 2017 by the meeting of four musicians with respectable curriculum built in important bands of the Italian metal scene and beyond. The line-up consists of:
- Random: from 1993 to 1998 he played with Umberto Palazzo E Il Santo Niente. From 1998 to 2003 he was part of Moltheni, from 2003 to 2006 followed the experience as bass-player of Exilia, taking part to the tours that the band held around the world.
- Teo Camellini: Mellowtoy drummer from 2002 to 2017. With the band he played with some iconic rock/metal artists just like Stone Sour, Papa Roach, HIM, Disturbed.
- Elio Alien: In the 1990s he was in the roster of Warner Bros. In '98 he decided to focus himself to his personal project Exilia: their first album, entitled "Rightside Up", was released in 1998 by Universal. The band reached the next level with the album "Unleashed" released via Gun Records/Sony BMG that topped "Best 40" chart in Germany. After "Nobody Exluted" (2006 ) and "My Own Army" (2008) he left Exilia in 2011.
- Emi Camellini: Mellowtoy vocalist from 2004 to 2017. He did live performance sharing stages with artists such as Stone Sour, Alter Bridge, Papa Roach. He released four albums with Mellowtoy, including the last one "Lies" produced by Marco Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil).
Wolf Theory's sound is an interesting mix of electronic and rock music, filled with a particular and very personal style. The band is actually working on the first EP with producers Marco Sivo (Instant Karma, Planethard) and Frank Altare (Mellowtoy, Brain Distillers Corporation). The name Wolf Theory is inspired by the wolf's life and its way of life, moreover, is inspired by a song of Devotion. Currently, the band members are organizing a tour that will bring them on stage in Italy and Europe in the forthcoming months. The first gig will be held on 31/12/2017 at Legend Club in Milan, Italy, the very same day of the EP release party.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-13 21:16 Spiral Key is a UK-based symphonic progressive metal band formed in 2012, specializing in melodic, thoughtful and heavy music, diverse themes and a subtly dark sense of humour. The band features the distinctive voice and intricate guitarwork of David McCabe and the thunderous bass work of Ken Wynne (Cut the Wire).
Spiral Key released their debut “Perfect Machine” in 2013, a diverse collection of songs with a focus on melody and featuring themes of love, loss and identity. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Bentham Studios in Ken’s home town of Swindon in the UK, the album was self-released. After a short hiatus and gathering live assistance from up-and-coming drummer Chris Allan (Esprit D'Air, Merithian) and guitarist Dan Carter (Belial), Spiral Key burst onto the stage in 2016 supporting a number of bands across the spectrum including Kingcrow and Votum.
After that successful year, Spiral Key’s second album “An Error of Judgement” was recorded at Outhouse Studios in the UK in early 2017, and will be released by Pride and Joy Music on January 19th, 2018. John Mitchell (Frost*, It Bites, Arena) contributes a guitar solo to the track “Dark Path”, vocalist Miguel Espinoza (Persefone) features on the track “Possessive”, and Dan Carter displays his inimitable style on the track “Sanctimonious”. Mixing and mastering were handled by David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and Tony Lindgren (Angra, James LaBrie) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork is the product of the mighty genre luminary Mattias Norén of ProgArt Media, touching on the paths described in the album.
“An Error of Judgement” examines the many misdeeds of mankind, from the major themes of disunity and disempowerment to the close-up and personal failings of people themselves. Darker and heavier, it elevates Spiral Key’s trademark progressive sound to new symphonic heights, while still making space for the band’s trademark humour and melody.
The first video for the album is for the track “Hollywood Dreams”, by Patric Ullaeus (Evergrey, Amaranthe) in Sweden and will be released on Youtube on November 24th, 2017 in advance.
The PR for this release will start tomorrow via Haulix.
SPIRAL KEY is: David McCabe (vocals, guitar); Ken Wynne (bass); Chris Allan (drums); Dan Carter (guitars)
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