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MYSTIC PROPHECY announces new album

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:57

MYSTIC PROPHECY is going to release its new album "Monuments Uncovered" on January 12, 2018 via Massacre Records!

This album is a special one, because it 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!"

The album 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 track list of the album is featured below.

MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Monuments Uncovered" will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track as well as limited vinyl LP

1. You Keep Me Hangin' On (Kim Wilde/The Supremes Cover)
2. Hot Stuff (Donna Summer Cover)
3. Shadow On The Wall (Mike Oldfield Cover)
4. Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz Cover)
5. I'm Still Standing (Elton John Cover)
6. Because The Night (Patti Smith Cover)
7. Space Lord (Monster Magnet Cover)
8. Get It On (T.Rex Cover)
9. Toyko (Tokyo Cover)
10. Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover)
11. The Stroke (Billy Squier Cover) [Digipak Bonus Track]

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OF MICE & MEN ANNOUNCE 'DEFY', NEW ALBUM OUT VIA RISE RECORDS ON JANUARY 19TH

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:55
After months of anticipation from fans worldwide, 21st century hard rock leaders Of Mice & Men — vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala — announce their new album 'Defy', arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018.

Kicking off this next chapter with a bang, the band is sharing its new single "Warzone" today. The clip lives up to the song's explosive combination of metallic insurgency and irresistible hooks.

"We're excited to be debuting the music video for 'Warzone' today, a song from our new album, Defy" said Pauley "For us, this new album encapsulates and showcases our desire to return to an aggressive, live-oriented sound, and 'Warzone' is one of the heaviest tracks on the album. Because we love releasing new music as often as we can, it only seemed fitting to release it right before our massive EU/UK tour with In Flames and Five Finger Death Punch this Fall/Winter. So turn it up, and bang your head".

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TONIGHT ALIVE RELEASE A NEW ALBUM IN JANUARY

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:53
Tonight Alive release a new video for 'Temple (Behind the Scenes)'. The band has also announced their upcoming album 'Underworld', due out January 12th via Hopeless Records.

'Underworld' musically symbolizes the totality of the band’s life coming full circle after experiencing their highest highs and lowest lows. They share an emotional journey into their personal shadows of the underworld, something they feel strongly we all possess within us.

Singer Jenna McDougall artfully awoke the feelings that she had repressed and used them as a driving force when writing her lyrics and recording this album. She dissected her darkness to get a deeper understanding of who she really is and what she truly loves and it provided her the power and confidence to push herself to remember at the core, why she loves music.

McDougall shares, “The album is called Underworld and I named it that because it reflects the ugly parts of me that I wasn't ready to see until now”.

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THERMAL ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS SUMNER ROOTS FEATURING FORMER MEMBERS OF FRAMING HANLEY

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:52

hermal Entertainment is proud to welcome Nashville's SUMNER ROOTS to their roster. The band features former FRAMING HANLEY members Kenneth Nixon (vocals), Ryan Belcher (guitar) and Jonathan Stoye (bass). Rounding out the band will be Shad Teems on drums.

Kenneth Nixon states "When Ryan and I started writing music together again, we really had no plans or end-game for what it would be. After the first few sessions, we realized we were churning out some of the best stuff we had ever written together. Fast forward a few months, and we were contacted by Thermal who had heard our first song we had released ("Maeve") and really liked what they had heard. It was clear from speaking with them that, in addition to being a fan of what they had heard, they were also excited about how excited WE were about the material we were producing, and that they wanted to approach this as a true partnership; which, as we are all aware, cannot necessarily be said about most labels. In speaking with some of the other bands they've worked with, and the Thermal, we're even more stoked than we already were in where this band can go."

Ryan Belcher adds "It’s funny how things work out. When Nixon and I decided we wanted to do another project, we didn’t really set expectations on what it would turn into. At first, what we were writing had this sort of dark country sound - we’re both big Jason Isbell and John Paul White Fans – but we must have just missed making noise because it turned into a rock band pretty quick. Then once Shad Teems and Jon Stoye came on board it transformed into this whole new animal. The songs we’re writing now are the best material that I’ve ever been a part of. It’s a thrill to be working with such a talented group of musicians, and to have Thermal Entertainment at our back. We’ve got a great thing going here, and I know we’re all looking forward to watching this all unfold."

FRAMING HANLEY released three albums before calling it a day in August 2015. The Moment(2007), A Promise to Burn (2010) and The Sum of Who We Are (2014) have sold over a 1/4 million copies all charting in the Billboard Top 200. The albums produced the radio hits Hear Me Now, Lollipop, You Stupid Girl, Collide and Criminal. The band had toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Australia playing many of the top festivals.

“We are excited to add Sumner Roots in the Thermal family of already amazing artist/bands. Nixon, Ryan and the guys bring a strong background of success with Framing Hanley to our organization. When this opportunity presented itself and we heard the direction Sumner Roots were heading with their music, we knew it was a fit. These guys have a wealth of talent and will continue their success as a major part of our roster” states Kyle Favors, President of Thermal Entertainment, LLC.



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VOID OF VISION ANNOUNCE & RELEASE NEW EP 'DISTURBIA'

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:50
Void of Vision have announced and released their punishing new EP 'Disturbia' today via UNFD. A smashing return the the roots of the Melbourne band, the first single lifted from the EP is "Ghost In The Machine", a brutal and relentless slice of classic hardcore rendered with a new-school twist. The single was was written during the band's debut European tour during a watershed moment.

According to frontman Jack Bergin, 'Disturbia' EP is the most honest piece of work he has ever been involved in. The title and concept of 'Disturbia' comes from a time when Bergin was in a state of flux and trying to fit in wherever he found himself.

"Over the past year, I haven't really been in a place which I could call 'home'. I'd found myself lost numerous times and had to revisit a lot of dark places I never wanted to reflect back upon to do so. The term 'Disturbia' is coined as the dark side of a neighbourhood, a place I became all too familiar with".

"There is no particular theme for the EP, this was really for an experience I wanted myself to have, seeking the hopeful relief of facing my own demons. In the most unselfish way possible, I wrote this EP for myself, because I needed to".

Following on from their debut album 'Children of Chrome' (2016), Void of Vision brought 'Disturbia' to life with co-writing sessions with label mates Jon Deiley (Northlane) and Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove), with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White / I Prevail) in the producer's chair. These external factors helped the band step out of their comfort zone and create an EP that's fresh yet familiar. A cathartic collection of songs for Bergin, he says he purged every single emotion he's bottled up in the past two years into 'Disturbia', which is the best thing he's done for his mental health in a long time.



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I AM NOAH reveal „Final Breed EP“ Coverartwork and Tracklist

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:47

I Am Noah reveal the cover artwork and tracklist of their new EP "Final Breed EP". Musically speaking, I AM NOAH continues exactly where they have stopped with “THE VERDICT”, but more mature and filled with even more anger. With four tracks addressing current socio-political problems, they present themselves more multifaceted, more adult and more motivated than ever before. The EP was recorded and produced by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios. "Final Breed EP" will be released on 01.12.2018 through Bastardized Recordings.

Tracklist:

1. The Abandoned 4:24

2. Crystal Eyes 4:34

3. Born To Lose 3:12

4. Blinded By Abundance 4:36

Total Playtime: 16:46



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Switchblade Jesus / Fuzz Evil "Chapter 7: The Second Coming of Heavy" out on December 8

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:37
Ripple Music sets December 8th, 2017 as official release date for Switchblade Jesus / Fuzz Evil "Chapter 7: The Second Coming of Heavy" split

Fuzz Evil:
Formed in 2014, Fuzz Evil is a chug-heavy 3 Piece that tames the fuzziest guitar and bass tones on the planet and wields them to blast a monolithic speaker-ripping fuzzapocaplyse for your ears and soul. Raw and dirty in "Stooges-like" fashion with soaring soulful vocals. Fuzz Evil released their first single, “Glitterbones” on a 7” split with the California trio Chiefs on Battleground records in 2014. In 2016 they followed up the single with a full self-titled debut release on Battleground records. In the past few year they have gone through a few line-up changes.. The current line-up is Orgo Martinez on drums, Wayne Rudell on guitar and vocals, and his brother Joey Rudell on bass and vocals.

Switchblade Jesus:
From the depths of Texas, Switchblade Jesus returns with a heaviness and deep grooves that succeed their previous recordings. Mixing southwestern boogie, desert-worn blues, retro-metal assault and fierce rocking into a sound that screams Texas–at times sanguine and starkly beautiful, at others full of damn sexy groove and assaulting violence can only describe the music of Texan power rocking, fuzzed out stoner blues trio, Switchblade Jesus.

Consisting of Eric Calvert (Vox/Guitar) Jon Elizondo (Drums) and new comer Chris Black (bass) to the fold to create a new chapter in Switchblade Jesus, more Doom and Gloom but no lack of the groove that the Texan's brought in the beginning.

Influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, High on Fire, Melvins, Church of Misery, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, DOWN, Orange Goblin, Clutch, Sleep.

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VECORDIOUS Reveal 'Anthropogenic Deterioration' Album Details

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:29
Norway's extreme metal band, VECORDIOUS, have announced the release of their full-length album 'Anthropogenic Deterioration' on December 1st, 2017. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Edge of Sanity, Karaboudjan, Pain).
The cover artwork for 'Anthropogenic Deterioration' was made by Chris Cold and the album layout by Tröllpeis.

Track listing:

1. Descent Of The Djinn
2. Purging
3. Sentinel Of Decay
4. The Lycan
5. Awaiting Decimation
6. A Septic Illusion
7. The Apparition
8. The Helmsman
9. Ghastly Sepicity
10. Aberration
11. Demon Of Demise

Vecordious is:

Roger Isaksen - Guitar and vocals
Kjell A. Nilsen - Guitar
Jon E. Hektoen - Bass
Ole M. Nordsve - Drums



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STEVE HACKETT annoucing "Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham" DVD release

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:23
On 26th January 2018, Inside Out Music release Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett. Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. Available as Special Edition 2DVD + 2CD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album and Blu-Ray in stereo & surround sound, this is a must-have for any prog fan.

This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, …In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow.

Other fan favourites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos. This mesmerising show marks the first ever live performance by Hackett & his band of the tracks One for the Vine and Inside & Out, and also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favourites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.

Steve recalls the Birmingham performance… “I'm excited about imminent release of 'Wuthering Nights'. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with and a favourite among many fans. Songs like One for the Vine, Eleventh Earl of Mar and Blood on the Rooftops come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favourites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren... Sit back and enjoy!”

The band are: Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.

The DVD / Blu-Ray also includes fascinating behind the scenes footage, most of which was filmed on the day in Birmingham. There are also three videos for tracks from The Night Siren: Behind the Smoke, Fifty Miles from the North Pole and West to East.

About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve's extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.


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ATROCITY reveal EP artwork, release date and track list

News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-11-12 11:19
After the "Okkult" world tour, ATROCITY recently signed with Massacre Records again, and announced the release of their upcoming EP, entitled "Masters Of Darkness"!

ATROCITY takes no prisoners: "Masters Of Darkness" is brutal, bombastic and dark! The new impressive EP is the perfect harbinger of the upcoming album "Okkult II", which will be released in 2018 via Massacre Records worldwide! Fans of harder ATROCITY material like the first "Okkult" album or the death metal classics "Hallucinations", "Todessehnsucht", "Blut" or "Atlantis" will surely be delighted with the new EP!

The "Masters Of Darkness" EP will be released on December 8, 2017 and will be available as a limited 4-track digipak EP as well as a limited 2-track 7" vinyl single with a different colored artwork. The EP and 7" are already available for pre-order.

"Masters Of Darkness" was produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio. The artwork has been created by Stefan Heilemann / Heilemania (Lindemann, Epica, Kamelot).

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