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Crossing The Limits Detail Debut EP ‘Perseverance’ & Stream First Single ‘Won’t Settle’

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-08 21:10
Launching from Norwich, pop-punks Crossing The Limits have announced that their debut EP entitled ‘Perseverance’ will be self-released on 6th April 2018. Rachael Holland, the vocalist for the newcomers, sets the scene: “It's about walking through the storm. Life gets rough, but you have to keep going. You can't just sit there in your rut and give up, you have to persevere through setbacks to grow.”
the quintet’s bright and infectiously catchy debut single ‘Won’t Settle, with Holland revealing: “I wrote this track when I was dating someone who didn't really feel as if they were making any effort at all. I'd just gotten over a really bad break up, and they were the first person I'd really liked for a while, but they were completely emotionally unavailable. I just said to myself “I cannot settle for someone who just isn't 100% there”. We want people who listen to this song to feel empowered, you have to walk away from anything that isn't serving your happiness.”

Completed by Tom Colmans and Dan Smith on Guitar, Tim Clements on Bass and Ben Brennan on Drums, Crossing The Limits came together thanks to ‘the internet’, with Holland recalling: “I'd just gotten out of another band I'd been in for a few years, but it had reached a point where we weren't all on the same page anymore. I felt pretty disheartened but I knew that I wasn't done. I began searching online for members to start a new band with, who were all committed and driven. Our ambition is for our music to uplift people and inspire them to be who they are.”

With the line-up complete, the members set about writing material, drawing upon lessons they had learned over the past year. Not all of the songs made the cut, but after 4 months the band had the material that would become the record, seeing them dealing with topics such as “the heartbreak of a first love; loss of friendship; not being afraid to carry on going alone and resisting the urge to fall in line by favouring your own path in life.” Recorded at Steel City Studios with Drew Lawson and mastered by Grant Berry at Fader, Holland fondly recalls: “Staying in a budget hotel, living off of fast food and being around each other all the time brought us all closer together, and we really got to know each other and how to agree to disagree sometimes. These guys are my best friends, and the support we give each other is amazing, they're my brothers.”Naming Neck Deep, Tonight Alive, State Champs and Against The Current amongst their influences, on ‘PerseveranceCrossing The Limits offer up a delightfully energetic and uplifting dose of posi-pop-punk. Holland concludes: “There aren't enough female fronted bands out there right now, we can bring it just as much as any male fronted band. We're coming full force.”

Crossing The Limits ‘Perseverance’ tracklisting: 1. Won’t Settle | 2. Predictable | 3. Reverse | 4. Chaos | 5. My Own Way
Crossing The Limits Self-release Debut EP ‘Perserverance’ On 06/04/18

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News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-04 16:50
URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) announced the release of his brand new solo album 'If You Think I'm Crazy', on February 23, 2018 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK. LANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR.
The album was produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart (ASIA, 21 GUNS, MARILLION, KILLER DWARFS, WAYSTED). Co-production by Richard Cottle (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr, etc.). Recorded at Masterchord at Woodside Park, Kore Studio in Acton, The Bunker, The Denham Garage in Lower Denham and Outhouse Studios in Reading. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval

Track listing:

1. Mind Over Matter
2. Kelly Gang
3. I Knew I Was Dreaming
4. I Saw Two Englands
5. Step Overture (instrumental)
6. Lover’s Highway
7. Donna & Joe
8. Carolin
9. The Bells
10. Forest


Phil Lanzon - Hammond B3, Piano, Rhodes, Wurly, Geoshred, Lead Vocals (Uriah Heep, Grand Prix, John Lawton, Sweet)
Richard Cottle - Arranger, Orchestrator, 2nd Keys (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr)
Craig Blundell - Drums (Steven Wilson, Frost, Pendragon)
Laurence Cottle - Bass (Van Morrison, Alan Parsons Project, Black Sabbath)
John Mitchell - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals (Arena, Frost, Kino, It Bites)
James Graydon - Acoustic Guitar (Frankie Miller)
Sarah Joy - Pedal Steel, Banjo
Joe Atkins - Piccolo Trumpet

Lead Vocals on I Knew I Was Dreaming and Mind Over Matter by John Mitchell
Lead Vocals on Lover’s Highway, Kelly Gang, Donna & Joe, The Bells by Andy Makin
Lead Vocals on I Saw Two Englands and Forest by Phil Lanzon
Lead Vocals on Carolin by Andy Caine

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ELVENSTORM announce new album

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-04 16:42
The French heavy metal band ELVENSTORM has signed with Massacre Records, and will release its new album "The Conjuring" in late June 2018!

The band, hailing from Grenoble, is around since 2008 and has already released two studio albums, among others, and has played countless gigs.

ELVENSTORM features vocalist Laura Ferreux, guitarist Michaël Hellström, drummer Antoine Bussiere and bassist Benoit Lecuona.

The cover artwork of "The Conjuring" - available below - was created by the Russian artist Andrey Vasilchenko.

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KARMA VIOLENS 'Serpent God' Album Details Revealed

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-04 16:40
Greek extreme metal band, KARMA VIOLENS, has been hard at writing and recording the their third record 'Serpent God'. The new album contains 10 tracks and is set for release on April 13th through GROWL RECORDS (Inactive Messiah) a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion).

Serpent God', was produced and mixed by Costas Papadopoulos and Karma Violensat Symbolic Studios. Recordings by Costas Papadopoulos at Symbolic Studios. Mastered by Andreas Karayiannis at Dysmorphia Studios. The artwork and layout created by Greek Design mastermind Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Studios.

KARMA VIOLENS returns with their 3rd album "Serpent God". The album is an outcome of their new sound – an amalgam of extreme metal forms, with black metal influences prevailing. “Serpent God” is a conceptual album, mainly focusing on the transparency of today's social standards and ideas. Freedom, or lack thereof today, is the main body of what the album conveys; man's tendency to create social "musts" and "have-to’s" via religion, God and modern society. The Serpent God is the liberation from our modern way of life.

Track listing:

1. Men Of Gibeah
2. Serpent God
3. Sons Of Destruction
4. A Letter To The Worthless Chamber
5. The Sun I Never Had
6. Dark Morel
7. The Constractors
8. Radix Malorum
9. Eternal Darkness
10. Blood Aurora


Marios - Vocals
George - Guitars
Costas - Guitars
Steven - Bass

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Orphan Skin Diseases: deal with Logic Il Logic Records

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-04 16:25

Logic Il Logic Records & Burning Minds Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of alternative rockers, Orphan Skin Diseases, for the release of their eponymous debut album. Orphan Skin Diseases were formed in 2015 by drummer maestro Massimiliano Becagli, known on the Italian scene as the drummer for respected heavy metallers No Remorse. The Orphan Skin Diseases line-up was completed by the addition of skilled musicians from the Italian rock/metal scene: Gabriele Di Caro (ex Sabotage, ex Outlaw - Vocals), Juri Costantino (ex Creation - Bass) & David Bongianni (ex Virya, Little CB - Guitar). The band’s style was built by mixing the influences from each musician in order to reach a refined and personal sound. Progressive rock music, heavy metal influences, funky hints and alternative elements are perfectly mixed and balanced to create a powerful-but-catchy experience.

However, music is not the only distinctive side of Orphan Skin Diseases. Their artistic approach shows comprehensive research on the lyrical side, with songs facing hard and challenging themes. The depletion of earth’s resources and the dominance of financial lobbies are just a couple of examples, along with a structured analysis of human emotions and personal life experiences. The name of the band is taken from an international database granted to doctors around the world, who can read and insert data about unusual and unknown skin diseases; essentially another way to show a strong and helpful approach toward innocent and defenceless human beings. In 2017, the band entered the studio to record their official debut album, which is in the final mix/mastering stage at the Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella - BS - Italy) under the technical supervision of sound engineer Oscar Burato. The tracklist, release date, and first official single will follow in the forthcoming weeks.

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Iron Angel album details & video teaser

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-03 19:47
IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German Speed Metal genre. Now the time has finally come for the long awaited come-back album from IRON ANGEL - the first studio album in over 30 years! "Hellbound" will be released as a big priority on the 4th of May 2018 worldwide through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music.
IRON ANGEL was formed in the Hamburg-area back in 1980 and are known for two classic eighties metal album "Hellish Crossfire" from 1985 and "Winds Of War" from 1986 with a reputation as a staggering live band. They have toured Germany with KING DIAMOND and in recent years they have shown they are still a live band to reckon live on festivals suck as Metal Magic in 2016 and earlier this year at the Headbanger's Open Air in Germany. The band also recently toured South America with great success.

Album Tracklist:
1. Writing's On The Wall
2. Judgement Day
3. Hell And Back
4. Carnivore Flashmob
5. Blood And Leather
6. Deliverance In Black
7. Waiting For A Miracle
8. Hellbound
9. Purist of Sin
10. Ministry Of metal

Maximilian Behr - Drums
Dirk Schröder - Vocals
Didy Mackel - Bass
Mitsch Meyer - Guitars
Robert Altenbach - Guitars

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French Techno Thrash Artists VOIGHT KAMPFF Join Sliptrick

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-03 19:41

Formed in 2010 by metal-core and thrash veterans from A.W.O.L., Darkseid, Porto Pak and Stormcore, Voight Kampff is a techno-thrash band from Brittany, France. Their first album, More Human Than Human, was released in 2012. Critically and publicly well received, the record took its inspiration from Philip K.Dick’s novel “Do Android Dream Of Electric Sheep” and it musically blended pure techno-thrash riffs with a futuristic approach and modern sound.

Now, the band are ready with their follow-up release and are proud to present the eloquently titled, Substance Rêve (Dream Substance). With 10 brand new tracks, Substance Rêve is extending the exploration of K.Dick’s universe and the reflections started on More Human Than Human. Though Voight Kampff’s Techno-Thrash roots are still there, the songs on Substance Rêve are more diverse, progressive, spanning a wider spectrum of emotions, and influences from bands like Enslaved, Death, Voivod and Cynic. Even echos of King Crimson can clearly be heard throughout the record which simply reflects the bands willingness to stretch the confines of their chosen genre.

Look out for more news about Substance Rêve which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in all the usual formats later in the year.

Voight Kampff are:
Ramon – Vocals | Gaël – Guitar | Smats LaBroque – Guitar | Z – Bass | TBA – Drums

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NRT Records set release date for Global Scum "Hell Is Home"

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-03 17:41
NRT Records sets February 16, 2018 as the international release date for Global Scum "Hell Is Home"

GLOBAL SCUM hijacks the listener into a dark, brutal groove metal realm on his debut album "Hell Is Home" and presents a Metal Opus, the harder pace.

"Hell is Home" is the first holistic work of the Austrian musician and singer Manuel Harlander dar. Early on, the musician from Tyrol, as a guitarist and singer, gained experience in various projects until he decided to let his creativity run free. This desire for creative independence was fulfilled in the formation of his solo project Global Scum and culminates in the creation of the album "Hell Is Home", which will be released on 26 February 2018 via the label NRT-Records.

On "Hell is Home" There are 10 tracks, which can be described musically best as a mixture of groove metal in the style of Soulfly or Sepultura and death-& thrash-metal. Mastermind Manuel Harlander, plays all the instruments himself and is responsible for recording and mixing. Lyrically, Manuel also has a lot to offer. On energetic rock hard metal, meet political, personal and philosophical texts.

So, "Falling Terror" is an angry fight against terrorism, or "Inwardly Fouling" is a reckoning with the repressions that life brings. A clear rejection of warmongers is the number "When Water Turns to Blood". From December 22nd, the Groove Metal package "Hell is Home" will be available on YouTube and Spotify for free listening.

The final digital and physical release will take place on February 2018 via NRT Records.

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KARDINAL SIN signs with Massacre Records

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-03 17:39
The Swedish melodic power metal outfit KARDINAL SIN has signed with Massacre Records!

The band was formed in 2003 as Rough Diamond. Following several line-up changes, the band reformed in 2014 and changed its name to KARDINAL SIN.

KARDINAL SIN are now ready to release their debut album "Victorious", which is expected to be released in late April 2018 via Massacre Records.

The band currently consists of vocalist Daniel Wikerman, guitarist Joakim Vähätalo, bassist Hannu Viita, keyboardist Thomas Gustafsson and drummer Mikael Asp.

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PLENTY Set to release New Album after three decades

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-03 17:30

It might have taken PLENTY three decades, including a long period of dormancy, to release a new album, but there is absolutely no doubting that PLENTY’s pedigree promises an album well-worth the wait.

It Could Be Home is set to be released on Karisma Records in CD, Digital, LP and Limited Edition Blue Vinyl formats on the 27th April.

Formed in 1986 from the remnants of the eccentric Liverpool-based Post-Punk ensemble A BETTER MOUSETRAP and the Art Rockers from Warrington, AFTER THE STRANGER, PLENTY would be the immediate predecessor to Tim Bowness’ NO-MAN band. With a sound that alternated between electro-pop anthems, poignant ballads and ambient experiments, and with a distinct nod towards contemporary artists such as THE BLUE NILE and PREFAB SPROUT, PLENTY found themselves positioned alongside icons such as DAVID BOWIE and PETER GABRIEL.

Three cassette releases appeared between 1987 and ’88, along with two live appearances the following year, as well as the obligatory lineup changes, until PLENTY called a temporary halt to proceedings in 1990, when band members found themselves involved with other projects, either musically or in their personal lives. It was a hiatus that was to last until 2016, when, between the spring of that year, and the summer of 2017, PLENTY’s most enduring lineup of Tim Bowness on vocals, Brian Hulse on guitars and keyboards, and David K Jones on bass, got together once more to re-record the band’s 1980 catalogue of 16 songs, along with one completely new one, in order to complete “It Could Be Home” – the album they had hoped to release three decades earlier.

Remaining faithful to both the spirit of the original recordings, and the era in which they were written, the band re-wrote some of the lyrics and streamlined some of the song arrangements in order to finally produce “It Could Be Home”. It is an album that showcases the origins of the styles that were subsequently to become the trademarks of Bowness and NO-MAN. Significantly, it also reveals a variety of shades to Bowness’ singing, as Jones’s powerful bass playing and Hulse’s inventive guitar parts and pulsating electronics, push his vocals into territories he has rarely explored since the 1980s.

Mixed and instrumentally augmented by Norwegian producer Jacob Holm-Lupo (WHITE WILLOW, THE OPIUM CARTEL), and mastered by THE PINEAPPLE THIEF’S Steve Kitch, the album also features contributions from former PLENTY guitarist Michael Bearpark, pianist Peter Chilvers (BRIAN ENO, KARL HYDE) and NO-MAN violinist Steve Bingham.

With artwork by Carl Glover, the tracklist is as follows:

01. As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones cover)

02. Hide

03. Never Needing

04. Broken Nights

05. Foolish Waking

06. Strange Gods

07. Every Stranger’s Voice

08. Climb

09. The Good Man

10. It could be Home

In an album that could be described as a re-discovered gem of the Art Pop genre, the cover of THE ROLLING STONES’ “As Tears Go By” is given a radical synth-heavy overhaul, “Hide” and “Climb” possess a driving Post-Punk energy, while pieces like “Foolish Waking” and “Strange Gods” anticipate the timeless atmospheric melancholy of Bowness’ music and the direction which it is taking. “The Good Man”, the band’s first new song in 27 years, provides a seamless link between PLENTY’s past and its present.

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