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ROX Network Newsblast 29 August 2020

 

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Interview with Kaasin's guitarist and founder Jo Henning Kaasin plus another FRESH BLOOD feature. 

This time is Raider from Wales.



FRESH BLOOD: KILL FRENZY

Kill Frenzy comprises of 4 friends from different musical backgrounds, coming together to form this raw, energized, fast-paced thrash metal band. The name is inspired by the original Grand Theft Auto video games and although the members are down to earth,  the music screams anger, violence and hatred. Reminding you of old school metal, that just doesn’t seem to be around anymore. As one fan put it “There’s no bullshit, it’s just full-on balls to the wall metal”.

The band hails from the gutters of the Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa. Bursting onto the circuit in March of 2017 with a bombardment of relentless gigging, loudly making themselves known on the local scene. Not only hitting the local venues with city-wide touring, the band featured at Metal 4 Africa’s WinterFest in July of 2018. In September 2018, the band went on tour, headlining 2 nights at Botswana’s annual Rock the Nation festival alongside Overthrust and Deadline. Stopping over in Johannesburg along the way to play a show there as well.

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The band has been very proactive in contributing to building not only the local scene but also building bridges and making friends with bands across the border. Most of the shows played are organised by Frenzy themselves and they have hosted 4 bands from over the border, from Botswana and Mozambique. They have also played their part in organising gigs for charity, specifically animal charities, raising a considerable amount of money as well as collecting vast amounts of animal food. The band also donated all proceedings from their show towards a fans hospital bills after  getting mugged buying cigarettes down the road from another metal show.

Watch this video!

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Reviews & Features:

The band featured on various channels, podcasts, websites and radio stations worldwide. To name a few, Local Band Smoke Out (USA and Canada), Brews N Tunes NY, Dirty Radio FM, Metal Devastation, UG Media, Metal Temple, MMH – Rock Radio, The Reverend Radio Show, The Epic Show as well as more local features such as Metal 4 Africa, France The Planet, Audio Inferno and Underground Press. Their first single “Aggravated Assault” was featured in the top 100 of Vishnu’s Trumpet and finished in 2nd. The band was also interviewed in the 3rd edition of Vulture Thrust Metal Magazine

Contact and Socials: 

https://www.facebook.com/killfrenzysa/ 

https://twitter.com/killfrenzyband 

https://www.instagram.com/killfrenzysa/ 

killfrenysa@gmail.com 

https://killfrenzy1.bandcamp.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZk-_Gk0VJyih9wAc0ioRNg 




PROMO TIME:

The Uneven
[th ee uhn-ee-vuhn ]
“Someone has to be in control in fear of what I will see. Someone has insulted my integrity” (Andrew Hooker)
The Uneven aspires to bridge the fuzz and sludge of 70s hard rock with the guttural ferocity of 90s alternative metal, while never forgetting the primal roots of the blues. 

The Uneven is influenced by iconic groups like
Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, and Nine Inch Nails. While many hard rock and metal bands focus on the doom and gloom, The Unevens’ message is to fight for truth, to self-empower, and to overcome adversity. The Uneven released their debut single, “Punching Bag” on June 5, 2020. The single received attention from multiple international blogs, was premiered by UK blogger, “Outlaws of the Sun”, and has been in rotation at various radio stations throughout the U.S. and Europe.





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The Uneven released their second single, “No More Violations” on all streaming platforms, august 14, 2020. The single is supported with another self-directed and produced music video by the band’s bassist,
Michael Meadows.
Guitarist and vocalist, Andrew Hooker, penned the single in 2019, but says “the song’s message, surprisingly, rings more true today than ever before, due to our country’s racial unrest and the viral
pandemic.”
“No More Violations” was recorded in the outskirts of Nashville, TN at The Cave Studios in Leipers Fork, TN, and was recorded, mixed, and produced by Patrick Thrasher (Rush, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli
Peppers).


The Uneven is:
Andrew Hooker - guitar/lead vocals
Michael Meadows - bass guitar/b.g.vocals
Simona Bressi - drums


Links:



Ronnie Wood - Somebody Up There Likes Me
released on DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and Deluxe Book on October 9TH

Ronnie Wood's first in-depth film biography Somebody Up There Likes Me will be released on DVD, blu-ray, digital and deluxe hardback book on October 9th.

An official selection at both the Tribeca Film Festival 2020 and BFI London Film Festival 2019, this intimate portrait by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis is the first in-depth film biography of the artist, and traces his many lives and careers.

As an artist, musician, producer and author, Ronnie Wood has made countless contributions to the cultural zeitgeist. Yet, there is so much more to know about the man himself. This intimate portrait traces the many lives and careers of one of the most important guitarists in music, capturing what it means to be a rock ‘n’ roll icon.

Check out the trailer here.

The documentary features brand new interviews with Wood’s Rolling Stones bandmates Mick JaggerKeith Richards and Charlie Watts, as well as his Faces bandmate, Rod Stewart. Other interviewees include Wood’s wife Sally Wood, singer Imelda May and artist Damien Hirst, alongside both present-day performances and archive footage from Wood's stellar multi-band career.

INCOMING!

LÄÄZ ROCKIT
ANNIHLATION PRINCIPLE

LP

Pure Bay-Area Thrash Metal, a Classic!

The production is killer, with a massive guitar sound that chugs like a goddamned locomotive. Laaz Rockit were a band that knew right where to put a riff, and when to change it up, and when they could ride a main riff right through a chorus. The songs are all tight, with no wasted interludes or other crap, they just fucking slay. If you had nine asses, Annihilation Principle would kick all of them. Essential! For fans of: Testament, Overkill, Metallica and Nuclear Assault!

Order now:
Lääz Rockit - Annihlation Principle LP (Black vinyl, limited to 100) € 17,90
Lääz Rockit - Annihlation Principle LP (Purple/Black Galaxy vinyl) € 17,90


LÄÄZ ROCKIT
KNOW YOUR ENEMY

LP

“Know Your Enemy” is a classic Thrash album in essence and at the same time has a very original sound!

This album is just about having fun while Thrashing your place; isn’t that the definition of Thrash Metal? “Know Your Enemy” starts with a little intro before it explodes right in your face with “Last breath”. The catchiness is immediate; the first threatening riff and accompanying notes will increase your adrenaline, and you’ll feel the need to start jumping all over the place. Then Michael Coons will come in and command all your movements; at this point you’ll be doomed to frantically headbang until the album is over! For fans of: Overkill, Metal Church, Metallica and Testament!

Order now:
Lääz Rockit - Know Your Enemy LP (Black vinyl, limited to 100) € 17,90
Lääz Rockit - Know Your Enemy LP (Orange/Bone White Galaxy vinyl) € 17,90


Greek prog / groove metal band CALYCES
release new single


'The Great Void' streaming now

Debut LP Impulse to Soar released 16th October

FFO: Baroness, Mastodon, Gojira, Intronaut

Saxophone guest feature from Jørgen Munkeby (Shining)
Not many things are as exciting as new beginnings. Enter CALYCES, the brand new Greek prog metal band, who have today released their single 'The Great Void', taken from forthcoming debut LP Impulse to Soar (due for released 16th October).

Watch the video for 'The Great Void' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIPbDLNGsjc

Pre-order Impulse to Soar here: https://calyces.bandcamp.com
Calyces - The Great Void
Fronted by ex-Tardive Dyskinesia vocalist Manthos Stergiou, CALYCES are a new force on the Greek metal scene.

The soon-to-be-released Impulse to Soar blends prog metal in the way it was shaped through the 00’s, with the finest elements of classic progressive rock from the 70’s, but all with a very 2020 twist. Low-tuned heavy riffs meld with a barrage of polyrhythmic attacks, atmospheric passages, and full-on groove, melody, and energy. An enervating and invigorating first step on to the scene - a record that will add to the collections of all supporters of modern-age Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Intronaut, King Crimson, Baroness, Tool, Gojira

Additional flair and artistry was provided by Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) with a saxophone solo on 'Unfair Labour' and of Chrysa Tsaltampasi (Spineless, Bella Fuzz) with vocals on 'Beyond Sight'. Mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer, Alan Douches (Mastodon, Kvelertak, The Dillinger Escape Plan etc) Impulse to Soar was recorded in various studios around Athens with these carefully selected collaborators in order to achieve the band's desired natural, organic sound. Human substance intertwines with artistic complexity to create a thrilling and exhilaratingly impressive debut full-length.

A new vehicle has formed; a metaphor for rebirth and new shape of life. Calyces - the sepals that form a protective layer around a budding flower - is a fitting name for this most exquisite and yet powerful of groups. Forming in 2018, the quartet are made up of well-known Greek musicians, beyond Manthos: Alexis Stavropoulos (drums), Giannis Golfis (guitar) and Stelios Tragos (bass), all of them already key members in the bands Insect Radio and Revenge Of The Giant Face.

The stunning artwork for Impulse to Soar was painted by Maria Stergiou, the vocalist's sister.

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/calycesband

https://www.instagram.com/calycesband

https://calyces.bandcamp.com

TRACKLISTING:

1. False Awakening

2. Ego Dries Up the Ocean

3. Those Flames are Dancing Wild

4. Parasites

5. The Great Void

6. Wired Crown

7. Unfair Labor

8. Home

9. Beyond Sight

10. Uneven Loops (Instrumental)

11. We're Lost, but it's ok (Instrumental)

NEON ANGEL Emerge From The Dark With ‘Neon Light District’

Neon Light District is the electrifying debut album from Finnish hard rockers Neon Angel set for release via Sliptrick Records on September 8th. The album has a solid foundation in the glory days of 80’s hard rock, updating that classic sound to the 2020’s. Neon Light District contains a plethora of finely crafted melodies, striking riffs and stadium worthy choruses that are sure to knock down some walls.

The album consists of eight diverse tracks from the Neon Angel canon that are bound to leave a lasting impression. The energetic drive of songs like Love Addiction and Night Tripper gets the listener instantly in the right mood for a reckless night out. And whether it’s World On Fire (a “Mad Max” inspired heavy rock anthem for all you doomsday preppers out there) or the gripping power ballad Simon (a tale of obsession and unrequited love), the listener is in for a treat.

Born out of fiery passion for rock’n’roll, Neon Light District aims to inspire and empower music lovers worldwide in the middle of these troubled times. It is an album dedicated to rockers, rebels and other outcasts. From the streets, stories of the city!

Neon Light District | Released September 8th, 2020 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Another Kind Of Love | 02. Neon Angel | 03. Love Addiction | 04. Are You There? | 05. City Is Sleeping | 06. World On Fire | 07. Night Tripper | 08. Simon

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Arttu Sarvanne at Studio Watercastle.

Neon Angel are:
Johanna Eteläkari – Vocals | Tuomas Saari – Guitar | Juho Savikurki – Synth | Tomas Kurki – Bass | Johannes Lahti – Drums

Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

         
Sangheilis, a band from Rouen in France, founded in 2013, returns with a new EP "Sangheilis", marking their musical know-how, the Neocore!

The band is inspired by the American and international scene in the Metalcore, Djent, Deathcore, and Nu Metal registers.

Sangheilis with their new EP shapes their own music and takes steps, making them revealed as a reference band.
The image of finesse, brutality, harmony and orchestration are the watchwords of the band, whether on CD or on stage.

The new EP "Sangheilis" will be released on September 25, 2020 on Music-Records.

For Fans of: Breakdown of Sanity, Chimaira, Northlane.

Webstore :
CD: https://bit.ly/30Lb4bs

https://www.facebook.com/SangheilisOfficiel/
https://www.instagram.com/sangheilis_official/
"Until the End" (Official video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPKSw3xEv2U

Line up:
Hugo - Lead Vocal
Victor - Guitar
Mathieu - Guitar
Tristan - Bass guitar
Florian - Drums

https://music-records.fr/
https://www.facebook.com/musicsarl/
SANGHEILIS - Until the End (Official Video) | Music-Records

Helion Prime Pays Tribute To Mathematician Katherine Johnson With Single "Madame Mercury"

New Album “Question Everything" Out October 5th, 2020


L-R – Alex Bosson – Drums, Mary Zimmer – Vocals, Jason Ashcraft – Guitar, Chad Anderson – Guitar, Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Photo Credit: Casey Frederick

Today Helion Prime releases the second single for their upcoming album "Question Everything" out October 5th, 2020. 

The single "Madame Mercury" is based on NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson. Johnson studied how to use geometry for space travel. She figured out the paths for the spacecraft to orbit (go around) Earth and to land on the Moon. NASA used Johnson's math, and it worked! NASA sent astronauts into orbit around Earth. Later, her math helped send astronauts to the Moon and back. NASA could not have done these things without Katherine Johnson and her love for math!

Today would have been Johnson's 102nd birthday had she not passed away earlier this year. There was no better way to release this song than with a video honoring her life's achievements on her birthday!

Guitarist Jason Ashcraft adds:

"When researching everyone for this album each story was inspiring in their own way, but Katherine's was one that really spoke to me. I admit I didn't know much about her before starting this album, but I can confidently say after learning all I did about her she's definitely a hero of mine. She was an amazing person and I hope this song can in some small way honor everything she's done."

Listen to "Madame Mercury" via Youtube (Lyric Video).
The video was created by John W. Yelland (Vocalist of Judicator, Dire Peril, & Principium)


 
It's been about two years since the band's sophomore release "Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster" and Sacramento sci-fi power metallers Helion Prime returns with their third effort and the much shorter title "Question Everything" set for release on Monday, October 5th, 2020 via their label Saibot Reigns.  This is Helion Prime's first album with new vocalist Mary Zimmer, who has also accompanied the band on two separate tours of the United States. It also sees the band's original singer, Heather Michele, returning in a writing capacity and contributing all lyrics and melodies. Heather Michele also along with other former Helion Prime vocalist Sozos Michael and with John Yelland (Judicator/Dire Peril) add their guest vocals on the full length.

The highly anticipated third record is a concept album, with each song revolving around different figures throughout human history that had the courage to question the status quo of their respective worlds/societies, in some cases even dealing with harsh persecution as a result. Those Helion Prime chose to write about-faced prejudice, mockery, ex-communication, and persecution - yet through it all, they held true to their beliefs and ideas. Time would be their greatest ally as their ideas and identities were eventually validated, oftentimes not until after their passing. They serve as an inspiration for all minds to continue thinking outside the box and staying true to themselves.

Jason speaks on the album itself: 

"This album has truly been amazing to work on. The idea behind it is something I've been holding on to since around the time I started the band. Aside from writing some of what I consider to be Prime's best work it was a great experience getting to work with Heather again on an album as she once again contributed her talents for the lyrics."

"Question Everything" was produced by Jason Ashcraft and Alex Nasla. Mixing was done by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima along with additional mixing/drum edits/reamping plus writing and performance of keyboard arrangements by Alex Nasla of Gear Gods Studio. Guitar/Bass edits by Michael Goodrich and cover art by Marc Whisnant.

"Question Everything" is out worldwide on October 5th, 2020 via Saibot Reigns. Album pre-order at Helionprimemetal.com.

First single "The Forbidden Zone" YouTube (Lyric Video)Spotify.


Track Listing:
1. The Final Theory (4:20)
2. Madame Mercury (4:19)
3. Prof (3:55)
4. The Gadfly (6:35)
5. Photo 51 (5:13)
6. E Pur Si Muove (5:48)
7. Words of The Abbot (4:55) ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone (4:32)
9. Question Everything (5:56) ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening (6:54)
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)

Album Length: 56:12

Helion Prime is:
Mary Zimmer - Vocals
Jason Ashcraft - Rhythm Guitars
Chad Anderson - Lead Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Alex Bosson - Drums


After “Unmountable Stairs” the second full length record “Electrical Storm” is on it’s way!
Witchrider is a stoner / alternative rock group from Graz, Austria formed in 2012. The idea for the bandname was taken from sleep paralysis aka. “riding the witch”.

After the critical acclaimed debut album “Unmountable Stairs” the second full length record “Electrical storm” is finally on it’s way! We’ve been waiting for about 6 years for this masterpiece that is truly a step forward for the band. With 13 smashing songs and not a dull moment.

Since releasing their first EP in 2013, they have been a vivid part of the European stoner rock scene. Signing with “Truckfighters” own label Fuzzorama records just a year after and releasing their first full length album Unmountable Stairs in 2014. They also toured numerous times all across Europe with some of the best and coolest band in the genre.

On the new album “Electrical Storm” the mixture of loud and heavy guitars with dark electronic elements and strong vocals will explode in the audiences faces and hearts like a tender strawberry smoothie blast from a catapult.


This is unabashed fuzz heaven streamlined for success.” - SLUDGELORD

Witchrider will ride riffs to the top.” - KERRANG
 

SHARED STAGE WITH:

TRUCKFIGHTERS, BLUES PILLS, JOHN GARCIA, COLOUR HAZE, KADAVAR, KARMA TO BURN, MONKEY 3, WE HUNT BUFFALO, WHITE MILES and many, many more …

https://www.facebook.com/witchriderband/
https://www.witchridermusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Fuzzorama/
http://www.fuzzoramarecords.com/

Witchrider - You Lied


Promo pic by: Terjo Peltola
 
Memoira is set to release their third studio album 'Carnival of Creation' on September 25th 2020 via Inverse Records. The band released a last single 'Shooting Star' from the album and music video is available here: https://youtu.be/W9vp5K2jMxs 

The band comments:
"During the writing process we approached Shooting Star in a very different way. Normally we write whatever comes to our mind but this time we had a good idea what we really needed. Short and simple with a catchy chorus. All it took was a simple melody and the song somehow wrote itself. It's a story about getting older, reminiscing about your life and eventually moving on to greener pastures. One of the stand out songs on the album."

 
MEMOIRA hails from Pori/Jyväskylä, Finland, playing symphonic/gothic metal. Already released two albums world wide (Memoira 2009 through Nightmare records and Memories, Tragedies, Masquerades 2012 as a self-release) and after a four-year hiatus, the band is releasing their third album Carnival Of Creation through Inverse Records.
 
MEMOIRA is known for it's melancholic melodies and powerful guitar riffs, combining symphonic atmosphere with beautiful female vocals by Annika Jalkanen (FOR SELENA AND SIN). The guitars are handled by Hannu Lindholm (DARK TONE COMPANY) and the founding member Jani Puusa. The other founding member is behind the keyboards and piano, Lassi Nuolivaara. The lower end on bass is handled by Niko Laaksonen (RANDY RECKLESS, BLOWTORCH, RORSCHACH) and the drums are being handled by Matti Virtanen (DARK TONE COMPANY, CONCRETE WORDS, ANOMALY).
 
 

Pre-order Carnival of Creation CD: https://bit.ly/2X69COa 


Watch earlier released music video Carnival of Creation here: https://youtu.be/h7TrxAluP3E
 
 
Track list:
01. Dawn of Time
02. Carnival of Creation
03. Queen Element
04. Hunter's Moon
05. Dark Passenger
06. Shooting Star
07. Snowglobe
08. Crimson Bride Symphony

Cover art by:  Niina Varheenmaa
 
 
 
 
Line-up:
Annika Jalkanen - Vocals
Jani Puusa - Guitar
Hannu Lindholm - Guitar
Lassi Nuolivaara - Keyboards & Piano
Niko Laaksonen - Bass
Matti Virtanen - Drums
 
Links:

Diabhal is an American death metal band from New York that started in 2019, started by vocalist and guitarist Tameem Shaker of the technical death metal band Necropia and guitarist Miguel Rodriguez of the crossover thrash band Enemy of the State, soon recruiting bassist Jonathan Rizzo also of Enemy of the State and drummer Ricky Rizzo of blackened punk band Zombie Culture, grindcore band No More Victims and Enemy of the State to complete the line up. Diabhal’s music is a blend of uncompromisingly ignorant old school death metal, blackened death metal, and deathgrind with horror themed lyrics all with a New York death metal attitude. Diabhal’s first album M M X X was written and recorded between May 2019 and June 2020 at Tameem’s home studio in New York and was first intended to be a 4 song demo. However during the writing process, it was clear that the songs deserved more backing, thus M M X X was conceived. Diabhal are currently working on new songs for their sophomore release due next year.

Facebook.com/Diabhal
Diabhalmetal.bandcamp.com
Youtube.com/channel/UCrEhFc5dXODLAjIfJcOEVyg
Diabhal - M M X X (Full Album Official)



Junkwolvz

is a band located in Athens, Greece. Their sound occupies the space between metal and hard rock and their purpose is to reawaken the rock 'n' roll element in metal music. With main influences such as Motorhead, Megadeth, Guns 'n' Roses and Rolling Stones the focus is to merge all these different angles into one coherent musical style. Their first incarnation was in late 2017 but, due to discord in the band's members at the time, they soon disbanded. The group truly began at 2019 when Panos (guitar, vocals) and Stefanos (drums) were joined by friend musicians Chris (guitar) and Manos (bass) who decided to help the two original members kickstart the band, without being in the band. After some cancelled 2020 shows due to the pandemic, Panos and Stef settled on using the quarantine to self-produce their first demo "Still Going Down" and at that time found guitarist Tasos who joined forces at once. So the current line-up consists of Panos (vocals,bass{for now}), Stef (drums) and Tasos (guitar) as a power trio, with a high likelihood of a forth member standing on the horizon.

https://www.facebook.com/Junkwolvz-105157951263916/
https://junkwolvz.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/junk-wolvz
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmG_174jzuyJ8iC59C-U-ew
             


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