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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ROX Network Newsblast 28 October 2020

 

Greece's leading prog metal band NEED announce new LP


Norchestrion: a song for the end to be released 12.1.21 via Ikaros Records

First single 'Nemmortal' to be released 5th November
Greece’s leading prog metal group NEED return with their long-awaited fifth album, Norchestrion: a song for the end on January 12th, 2021, via Ikaros Records.

Norchestrion will be released on digipack CD, double vinyl LP (with a limited edition of golden vinyl), a limited edition boxset, and on all digital platforms.

The first glimpse of the record, lead single 'Nemmortal', will be released 5th November, alongside pre-orders via Bandcamp.

5th November is no random date - it holds a special place in the band's heart as it's the date of their first live show in 2005, making the release of 'Nemmortal' their 15th anniversary. 

In honour of the anniversary, NEED will re-release all their out-of-stock back catalogue. More news on this soon.

Norchestrion follows NEED’s critically acclaimed LP Hegaiamas: a song for freedom, and is by far the band’s most ambitious and adventurous album to date.

Throughout Norchestrion’s 66-minute run-time, fans will see NEED experiment with new elements, whilst maintaining the characteristics that have – in their fifteen years of existence – made them one of Greece’s most fêted rock groups.
 
The touring cycle of Hegaiamas resulted in an impressive 72 shows worldwide, including a 24-date run across the USA and Canada, and then a 22-date EU run, both with Sweden's Evergrey. NEED also performed at the 20th Anniversary Edition of ProgPower Europe (Netherlands) and SoundArt Fest (Romania). The band also supported Fates WarningPain of Salvation, and Coroner in Greece, and undertook multiple headline tours across their home country and throughout Eastern Europe – including headlining Prog Over Athens in late 2017.

Elements of the best of modern melodic prog and powerful symphonic metal combine to create a thrilling and highly rewarding listen in Norchestrion: a song for the end. Elements of Dream TheaterPain of Salvation, and Nevermore can be heard, all while remaining uniquely NEED.

Cover art was created by Dimitris Tsoutsas, who is also responsible for the artwork of Orvam: a song for home and The Wisdom Machine. The album's mix and master was handled by Hector D at hd factory.

NEED are:

Jon Voyager - vocals
George Ravaya - guitar, vocals
Anthony Hadjee - keyboards, vocals
Stelios Paschalis - drums
Viktor Kouloubis - bass

https://www.needband.net/
https://www.facebook.com/needband
https://www.instagram.com/need__band/
https://needband.bandcamp.com/

JOE BOUCHARD, FORMER MEMBER OF BLUE OYSTER CULT SELLS OUT OF FIRST PRESSING OF “STRANGE LEGENDS”. ROCKHEART RECORDS/DEKO ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SECOND PRESSING WITH ALTERNATE ARTWORK.

Joe Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. Contributing to songwriting, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Hot Rails To Hell”.

Joe released his sixth solo album “Strange Legends” on July 31st though he and his brother’s (Albert Bouchard) new imprint RockHeart Records / Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album has been receiving a tremendous response around the globe and has sold out of its initial pressing.



When Deko Entertainment decided to do a repressing, they wanted to do something a little bit different to commemorate this accomplishment by issuing a slightly different version. Joe comments, “I am overwhelmed by the response to my album Strange Legends.  I knew it was good, but the fan reactions from all over the world have been tremendous.  After years of sweat and effort doing my solo albums, this one has really risen above the pack. With this second pressing of Strange Legends we have varied the artwork on the tray holder. My artist, Logan Cummings, created 11 different thumbnails for each song on the album.  The first edition had the frogman that was the art for Bottom for the Bottomless.  The second edition has the sailboat which is the art for Strangely in Love, one of my personal favorites. The team at Deko Entertainment have gone the extra mile with promotions, and it’s been an incredible ride.  Hope to play these new songs in person as soon as touring returns.”

Bouchard’s manager, Jeff Keller, added, “we have been so pleased with the fan and critic response for this album. I feel that it is Joe’s best solo work to date, and the people are loving it”.

Joe has also recorded a series of videos giving you a song by song look at “Strange Legends”, stop by and check out “The Stories Behind the Songs” on the Deko Entertainment YouTube channel.

View here: https://tinyurl.com/yapsz8nx

Also, be sure to check out the video for the second single off of the album, “She’s a Legend”, written by Joe and sci-fi writer John Shirley (The Crow, Deep Space Nine).  John has dozens of books, screenplays in his catalog and often writes lyrics for the current Blue Öyster Cult.

View here: https://tinyurl.com/y56hwhqy

This new pressing and additional bundles (while supplies last), can be ordered via: https://tinyurl.com/y937dqoe

Bundle Includes:

- One (1) Joe Bouchard - Strange Legends (Autographed) CD
- One (1) Joe Bouchard - Signature Guitar Pick
- One (1) Joe Bouchard - Strange Legend (Autographed) Poster
- One (1) Joe Bouchard - Strange Legends Shirt
- One (1) RockHeart Records - Cowbell (Autographed)

“Strange Legends” Tracklist:

1. The African Queen
2. Forget About Love
3. Walk of Fame
4. Hit and Run
5. Racin' Thru the Desert
6. She's a Legend
7. All Day and all of the Night
8. Once Upon a Time at the Border
9. Bottom for the Bottomless
10. Strangely in Love
11. Winter

www.joebouchard.com
www.dekoentertainment.com

The new video BLOOD OF THE PATRIOTS from DOWN FACTOR’S classic album - MURDER THE WORLD!

"The Politics in America are Bitter & Toxic"

Scourge Records re-releases BLOOD OF THE PATRIOTS as a video from DOWN FACTOR ’s album MURDER THE WORLD . George Anderson, creator/writer of FROM HELL , re-releases this political song from his past band for the corruption of the politics in America has reached a fevered pitch. It beckons for this re-release. Originally written about the American politics of 2005, the message of the song is still a message for today. This video has taken into context today’s politics and merged them easily with the past for little has changed.

I created FROM HELL to stay out of politics, because I hate it. But, right now, I simply cannot stand by and say nothing while the politics of this nation destroy this once great country. I wrote these lyrics with the corruption of the Iraq War and the Bush Administration’s egregious lie about Weapons of Mass Destruction and the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Towers in mind. While some of the players have changed, the lies and the power grab of conservatives, who have altered the face of the Republican party, has not.”George Anderson

"The video for BLOOD OF THE PATRIOTS is mostly a lyric video with scant old live footage laid on top. It delivers a message about the insidious endeavors of the conservatives in office seeking power at the expense and lives of the American people. It is very much anti-Trump and urges people to vote him out of office while we still can. While too many people focus on the division within our people, they mollify or fail to see the criminal acts within our government that threatens the freedoms of millions of Americans to further their agenda. The lack of integrity of the Senate has failed to convict the president, who WAS impeached and the people who support him fail to see how this undermines our system of checks and balances within our government and undermines our democracy." - George Anderson

BLOOD OF THE PATRIOTS may be streamed from Youtube.com only.


It is the follow up release to the band’s previous album PURE . Juan Urteaga was the go to Metal Engineer in the bay area. And still maintains that status today. The tracking and mixes Juan lays down are praised by many in the metal world. Juan has recorded bands such as Testament, Vicious Rumors, Machine Head, Exodus, Vile and many more. Mastered by Ken Lee in Oakland, CA.

DOWN FACTOR disbanded in 2006. This re-release is solely the effort of George Anderson.

MURDER THE WORLD features George Anderson on vocals and guitar, Brooks Rocco on lead guitar, Ramon Ochoa on drums and Waylon Ford on bass, (live footage Damian Lewin on bass of Vengince, Toy Called God).

Los Angeles symphonic power metal band Anthea are sharing their new music video "Reach" off their upcoming album "Illusion" due out on October 23rd via Rockshots Records.

Music Video - YouTube  
Spotify

The band adds about the track:

“We start the album with “Reach”, a catchy mid-tempo song with inspirational lyrics about taking initiative and fulfilling your dreams. We feel that this song really captures what Anthea is all about, therefore making it the perfect song to open our debut album with.”

Creating coherent yet diverse cinematic, theatrical metal music with many influences from film scores and established metal acts such as Kamelot, Nightwish, and Wintersun, Anthea offers up a gothic symphonic progressive sound that can appeal to a wide variety of fans with their range from clean operatic vocals to black metal like screams. Anthea have shared the stage with bands such as Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, Helion Prime, Graveshadow, Abigail Williams, and many more.

The band comments on the release of the album "Illusion":

"We are so incredibly excited to finally be releasing our debut album!  We especially want to thank Roberto Giordano and Rockshots Records for giving us the opportunity to release this record under their label.  Years of dedication and perseverance have gone into making the band what it is today and we are stoked to see it all paying off!  So much work and passion were put into the making of this record and we are extremely proud of the end result!  What we hope to achieve is to give the listener a vast cinematic and theatrical experience so that by the end, they feel like they have just gone on this epic journey with us. A huge thank you to all of you who have supported us throughout the years, and to those of you who are just finding us for the first time!"

"Illusion" album pre-order CD here, Digital here. 

"Moirai" - YouTube (Lyric Video)
"Illusion" YouTube (Music Video)


Track Listing:
1. 
Reach (4:57)
2. Eclipse (3:52)
3. Moirai (Feat. Chiara Tricarico) (4:31)
4. Illusion (4:10)
5. The Light Divine (Feat. Eric Meyers) (6:33)
6. Discovery (4:31)
7. The Expedition (4:03)
8. Reflections (5:27)
9. Moirai (Orchestral Version) (4:32)
Album Length: 42:40

 

Album Credits:
Diego Valadez - Vocals/Keys
Juan Pina - Guitar/Screams
Marcos Mejia - Guitar
Eric Guerrero - Bass
Peter Vasquez - Drums
-Guests-
Chiara Tricarico - Vocals
Eric Meyers - Guitar
Female Vocals on “Moirai” Performed by Chiara Tricarico
Second Guitar Solo on “The Light Divine” written and performed by Eric Meyers

All music and lyrics by Diego Valadez except on “The Expedition” music by Marco Mejia, Lyrics and Orchestration by Diego Valadez.
Produced by Diego Valadez
Mixed/Mastered By Will Salazar (Revenant Sound Studios)
Layout & Design By Ricky Silva (Interfectum Studios)
Music Videos & Lyric Videos By Anthony Ortiz (Divergence Studios)
Live Photography By Matt Martinez (Red Hare Images)
Studio Photography By Elizabeth Gore (Lone Wolf Productions)


More info:
Rockshots.eu 

Antheametal.com 
Facebook.com/antheametal 
Instagram.com/antheametal


In 2019 a new history begins for progressive metal: Perduratum.

A project started by the artistic concern of two great friends: Ahijado (bass) and Diego Cholula (voice) who would soon find the other members, James Ponce (guitar) and Aruh (drums) with whom they’d start working on their first material. Later the band found the piece that would complete the puzzle with the entrance of Edgar Butanda (keyboards) who joined the band when the writing and composition processes had already begun.

With a clear idea of being able to make a work that allows to express the most intimate of his musical life, leaving open his notorious musical influences of progressive metal and alternate styles (such as Dream Theater, Tesseract, Distorted Harmony, Symphony X, Voyager, Leprous, Circus Maximus among others…) and personal experiences. They embarked on an anachronistic path that has led them to produce their first material: “Exile's Anthology”.

This production contains each of the members' instrumental influences which coalesce heavy riffs and shreds by James Ponce who is influenced by such guitarists as Jorn Viggo from Pagan's Mind, John Petrucci from Dream Theater and Andy James. Such a hard and powerful touch demands precision in the rhythm section and Aruh does just that with the drums; upon hearing his style you can immediately recognize his taste for the likes of Alex Rudinger, Nic Pettersen from Northlane and the more progressive style of Gavin Harrison from Porcupine Tree. The increasingly neglected importance of the bass guitar within the metal genre is quickly forgotten upon hearing “Ahijado’s” bass lines; His fingers do not cease to generate chaos through a direct and aggressive contact with the strings which show his notable influences by bassists such as John Myung from Dream Theater, Pete Pérez from Spastic Ink and Jason Newsted of Metallica. The eccentricity in the most optimal instrument to change the face of any project, Edgar Butanda's keyboards have injected a more progressive, atmospheric and experimental style to the band, leaving the door open to experience their most deeply rooted influences such as Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, Diego Tejeida from Haken and Joav Efron from Distorted Harmony. To complete the line up, a voice that contrasts with the powerful sound of metal, but that in the progressive has room for the mixture of nuances and multiple colors, a timbre and technique that although it is influenced by singers of the progressive genre such as Tommy Karevik from Seventh Wonder and Kamelot, and Michael Eriksen from Circus Maximus, allows us to think that it is also infected by voices of other styles such as Einar Solberg from Leprous and Matt Bellamy from Muse.

Perduratum is the result of a crossing of temporalities, tastes and influences that, although convergent, also allow for differences. This is how its sounds, style, execution and composition can be reminiscent of a classic progressive metal for its passages with harmonized leads, shred, modulations, progressive rhythms, even a metal influenced by the modern style of djent and the atmospheric, with the peculiar mixture of the retro and pop-electronic sound in some of their songs.

Perduratum is characterized by not being exclusively an aesthetic and musical exhibition, but a semantic one. Expressing in his lyrics the concern, curiosity and passion for philosophy, psychoanalysis, politics and the poetry of vocalist Diego Cholula. Reflections and questions, an open space that becomes an invitation to not only feel, but also think; Perduratum strives to become a place, a platform, for everyone to experience a journey with themselves and others.

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WARRIOR SOUL have released a music video for Alice Cooper’s 'Elected', the song taken from the forthcoming covers album 'Cocaine And Other Good Stuff', which will be out on November 13th, 2020 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The YouTube video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RmejvhvPUBg

Tracklist:

1. Good Times Roll (The Cars)
2. Cocaine (J.J. Cale)
3. Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix)
4. Cold Gin (Kiss)
5. D.O.A. (Van Halen)
6. Elected (Alice Cooper)
7. Outlaw (Motörhead)
8. Firehouse (Kiss)
9. Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band)
10. We’re An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad)
11. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

The album is an incendiary compilation of songs that everyone in the band, both current and previous members, had some input choosing, and it shows true honesty in the recordings, making it a fresh take on some very listenable rock jams.

Kory Clarke – “We wanted to make a record that was not about all the crap we are all living in, as it seems like a well worn path for . So, I had to think out of the box“.

The album was recorded all over the western world (Edinburgh – Scotland, Newcastle – England, Copenhagen – Denmark, L.A. – USA, NYC- USA, Chicago – USA, Detroit – USA, Sheffield – UK, Costa Blanca – Torrevieja – Spain) in home studios.

The idea for a covers album started when mainman Kory Clarke  was contacted by legendary rock photographer, Alex Ruffini‘s brother, enquiring if Warrior Soul would record a cover of a KISS song, which was Alex Ruffini‘s favourite band, for a tribute in aid of Cancer Research. Warrior Soul recorded ‘Cold Gin‘. Once the band started recording, it sounded really positive and they decided to assemble a complete record of covers ranging from Motörhead to KC and the Sunshine Band.

Kory Clarke – “I contacted many of the musicians who have played with Warrior Soul recently and asked if they wanted to be part of it – everyone was very much up for it and ready to go. We called John Dryland at Livewire/Cargo Records, and he said ‘of course, go for it‘, the irony of recording ‘Good Times Roll’ during a global pandemic really works as you can hear the sneer of sarcasm right through every chorus!

Warrior Soul are known for recording some electrifying covers previously including songs by Joy DivisionIggy Pop and David BowieKory Clarke has performed on several compilation and tribute albums singing other acts songs but this is the first complete album of its kind from Warrior Soul.

Warrior Soul have taken their straight-ahead, honest, full-on rock n’ roll approach to these songs and encourage you to raise a glass and sterilize your tooter – cause there ain’t no vaccine for this jamdemic.

Line Up:

Kory Clarke – Vocals
Dennis ‘El Guapo’ Post – Guitars
Adam Arling – Guitars
John Hodgson – Guitars
Christian Kimmett – Bass
Kath Edmonds – Drums
Ivan Tambac – Drums
John Besser – Drums
Geoff Yeaton – Horns, Sax

Warrior Soul is a Hard Rock Band originally from New York City, with band members from Scotland, UK and Scandinavia. The band is lead by Singer Songwriter Kory Clarke.

www.warriorsoulofficial.com
www.facebook.com/warriorsoulofficial

ICONIC EYE RELEASE NEW EP “BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN”
ON FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER 2020

PRE-ORDER THE EP FROM – https://iconiceyemusic.com/new-ep

NEW SINGLE “BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN”
RELEASED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th, 2020
Critically acclaimed British rock band Iconic Eye are pleased to confirm that Janey Smith, previously known as Janey Bombshell, is their new lead singer. She makes her debut with Iconic Eye when they release their new EP “Back From Behind The Sun” on Friday 4th December 2020. 

The EP is available to pre-order from – https://iconiceyemusic.com/new-ep

The title track
“Back From Behind The Sun” will be released as a single on Friday November 6th.

To celebrate the release of the EP, Iconic Eye will perform a socially distanced seated and live stream concert at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on Thursday December 3rd. Special guests will be Naked Sunday. 

Tickets are priced £15 VIP seats, £12.50 standard seats, and £10 live stream, are available from www.betterthanlive.co.uk/event/iconic-eye. The new EP and new merchandise, including t-shirts, will be available on the night.  

The new five-track EP was recorded at M2 Studios in Coven, West Midlands and features a cover of Jefferson Starship’s “Jane”, plus four original songs co-written mainly by guitarist Greg Dean and Janey.

TRACK LISTING
BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN (3:18)
JANE (4:03)
GHOST TOWN (4:17)
HAVE MY DAY (4:23)
FEMME FATALE (4:16)

German gothic metal outfit SCHWARZER ENGEL are forced to postpone the planned tour as well as their upcoming album "Sieben" indefinitely.

People, who have already bought a ticket for the planned tour can ask for a refund at the box office where they bought their ticket.

Band leader Dave Jason comments:

The current situation makes consistent planning almost impossible. Every day new COVID-19 hotspots are announced, clubs are confronted with various constraints or are even forced to close entirely, and no one can tell if and when live gigs will be possible again. Instead of rescheduling gigs, which might be cancelled or rescheduled again in a few months, we decided to cancel and postpone the tour and the release of our upcoming album "Sieben" entirely. We hope that the circumstances will change again soon, but planning a new tour doesn't make sense at the moment.

Still, the band's recently released "Kreuziget Mich" EP as well as the accompanying official video clip - available on https://youtu.be/WzlsPsfxvoQ - offer a promising foretaste of what to expect of the upcoming album. "Kreuziget Mich" is available as an EP Digipak as well as in digital formats - get it here » https://lnk.to/kreuzigetmich

Arcana Reveals Another Single “Tailwind” From Space Rock Opera “Letters From A Lost Soul | Act I: The World One Forms”

Premiere Music Video "Tailwind" via SonicPerspectives

Debut EP Out November 6th


Rogan McAndrews (Composer, Co-producer, Guitar, Bass, Vocals) | Photo Credit: Rogan McAndrews

Calgary, Canada’s Arcana are releasing their debut EP this year, the fantastic space rock opera “Letters From A Lost Soul | Act I: The World One Forms”. They are releasing a second single and first music video “Tailwind” from this debut, which takes progressive metal and rich storytelling to a new level.

“Tailwind”  is the love song on the EP that features the heartfelt exchange between protagonist Damian and his wife Hope who long to see each other again and conveys a true sense of always being there for each other but constantly out of reach. Hope is like the sun to Damian; his guiding light to find his way home.

With lyrics that truly focus on storytelling, they take a look at the effects of tragedy and what drives human action and emotion. There is a lot of inspiration for the story from sci-fi concepts and mythology. As explained by the band in their own words:

“Tailwind is a very stripped-down track. I wanted it to feel like your standard 4 or 5 piece rock band (singer, guitarist, bassist, drums, keys) in contrast to the other tracks on this album which can get up into the 20 individual instrument range. I have been trying to write one more contemporary/pop-like track per album and I believe this encompasses that wish extremely well. It’s upbeat, quick, and it feels like you can dance to it. It is still rhythmically technical but it hides it in the 4/4 time and the drive that pushes the sound forward throughout.”

Arcana springs forth from the mind of Rogan McAndrews who developed the concept for the band and the story it was made to tell. He gathered a number of highly trained musicians from different backgrounds from jazz and rock to contemporary and classical and several vocalists to play the parts of the characters. 

Recommended for fans of Caligula’s Horse, Leprous, and Coheed and Cambria, “Letters From A Lost Soul | Act I: The World One Forms” is a thoughtful and ambitious prog metal journey. 

The music video for “Tailwind” can be seen and heard via its premiere on SonicPerspectives HERE.

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The first chapter in the saga “Letters From A Lost Soul | Act I: The World One Forms” comes out on November 6, 2020. EP pre-order will be available at Arcanacollective.bandcamp.com.

First single:
"Wings" YouTubeSpotifyApple Music






MURDER THE WORLD is available as a physical CD and full or single-track downloads.

EXCLUSIVELY at www.scourgerecords.com

Scourge Records does not wish to engage with Spotify, iTunes or any other 3 rd party service for this release.


For more information, visit:

www.scourgerecords.com/down-factor/

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ROX Radio Halloween Special! October 2020

 

Unleashed 30th October : 

ROX Radio Halloween Special!

2 hours of horrifying heavy metal and creepy rock n roll to mark the re-launch of ROX Radio!

ROX Radio is back from this weekend, with weekly shows and we're starting things off in style with an Halloween Special.
All our radio shows are available as streaming audio to listen live or download via:
Our website
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

ROX Newsblast 24 October 2020

 

Temple Of The Fuzz Witch will be releasing their sophomore album titled “Red Tide” on (10/16/2020) through Interstellar Smoke Records. Their first self-titled album was released back in March of 2019 and the second album has been in the works before the first self-titled album was even released.

  Remarks from previous works - “Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, TEMPLE OF THE FUZZ WITCH is everything you might imagine that name implies, and then some.”


 (Billy Goat - Doomed & Stoned)

 Bathsheba - Single: “That single opens the album and those already familiar, with both that song and Temple Of The Fuzz Witch will know that they excel in huge doom laden riffs executed with electricity along with trademark hazy vocals. Alongside those huge riffs, the album takes in more stoner-esque grooves and even some funeral doom vibes but they never lose sight of what they want to achieve and that is to knock the listener sideways with the gargantuan sound of their riffs.”

(Outlaws of the Sun)

Red Tide is a departure from the previous sound of the debut self-titled album, Red Tide takes on a different tone, its more melodic, yet heavier in it’s own way that the first debut album. The lyrical content is much more mature and serious on Red Tide. The songs are much more clear and controversial with the message of each song. Each song displays a purpose with a passion behind the. Temple Of The Fuzz Witch seems to have found their own sound rather than fitting into the normal “Doom” lyrical content. The band has branched out and tried new things with Red Tide, yet they still have retained some of the sounds and feeling from the first self-titled album. In closing Red Tide is something worth a spin to listen to, you may be surprised on what you find and feel.

Be sure to stay aware of the release on (10/16/2020) and stay connected!


Contact Information :

Band Email - gnomadband@gmail.com

Label Email - interstellar.smoke.records@gmail.com

Band Social Media & Music

BandCamp : https://templeofthefuzzwitch.bandcamp.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TotFW/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/templeofthefuzzwitch

Label - Interstellar Smoke Records

https://interstellarsmokerecords.bigcartel.com

Voodoo Six are set to release their new studio album “Simulation Game” on Friday October 16th
To celebrate the occasion, the band will release a new single today entitled "Liar And Thief." Both the album and single can be ordered from https://smarturl.it/VoodooSix.

Critical consensus is that they’ve raised themselves to another level with this release. The band have signed a deal with Explorer 1 – a new Hollywood based full-service music company the band are ready to make their music resonate across the pond as well as in the UK, Europe and beyond.

“Suddenly everything’s come together. There’s groove, pace, power, insistent songs, and some stunning musicianship. These outrageously catchy anthems that prove Voodoo Six now have what it takes to be massive.” – Metal Hammer

Simulation Game” is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 album “Make Way For The King.” Boasting the talent of vocalist and frontman Nik Taylor-Stoakes, “Simulation Game” features ten tracks produced and mixed by Tony Newton (Iron Maiden, British Lion, KK Downing, Airrace) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris).

Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris commented, “I’ve been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now and they’ve produced a cracking new album with real promise. It’s great to support true British up-and-coming talent.” The new album was recorded and mixed at Harris’ Barnyard Studios.

Austrian metal band, GARAGEDAYS, have released a music video for their first single 'Back In Line', the track is taken from  their fourth album ‘Something Black‘, which will be out on November 13, 2020 via El Puerto Records. The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond). The video can be viewed the YouTube link here: https://youtu.be/HFV8ep-PzxA 



The video was made by René Koessler.

'Back In Line' can be ordered digital here: https://backl.ink/143047259

Tracklist:

1. Back In Line
2. Something Black
3. And Again
4. I Be There (For You)
5. Out Of Control
6. My Own Way
7. The Calling
8. To My Soul
9. New Home
10. Walking Dead

The artwork was made by Jobert Mello (SabatonPrimal Fear).

The album can be pre-ordered here: https://shop.el-puerto-records.com/de/tontraeger/cd/53/garagedays-something-black?c=61

GARAGEDAY‘s ‘Something Black‘ contains ten varied metal anthems full of dynamism and joy of playing at the hightes level, which will please every fan of Metallica and Motörhead.

GARAGEDAYS is:

Marco Kern – Vocals, Guitars
Dominik Eder – Bass
Rene Auer – Lead Guitars
Matthias Mai – Drums

GARAGEDAYS was formed in 2005 by frontman Marco Kern. The band stand with this line up since 2008.

Various demo CDs were produced, leading to “Dark and Cold” which became the band’s debut official release with Massacre Records in 2011. Their promotion of the debut included a European tour with death metal legends MASTER.

Following on from the success of the first album the band has worked hard with live shows, supported bands like EXODUSROTTING CHRISTGRAVE DIGGER to name a few.

GARAGEDAYS was on tour with JAKE E LEE´S RED DRAGON CARTEL in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic in May/June 2014 to promote their new album „PASSION OF DIRT“ released 28th of April 2014.

In spring 2015 GARAGEDAYS supported U.D.O on his massive 3 month European tour through 13 countries.

The band worked on their 3rd studioalbum with legendary METALLICA Producer Flemming Rasmussen and got fantastic reviews from all around the world.

GARAGEDAYS just signed a worldwide record deal with El Puerto Records for their 4th studioalbum to work with producer Andy La Rocque.

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www.garagedays.at

UK melodic power metal band, SORCERESS OF SIN, have announced the release of their debut album 'Mirrored Revenge' on November 27th, 2020. The album was produced and mixed by Tom Maclean (Haken, To-Mera, Psion) at Twelve Tone Studios.

The artwork was made by Gaz Jackson of Sinister Arts.

Tracklist:

1. Vixen Of Virtue
2. Multifaceted Survival
3. Mirrored Revenge
4. Wicked Distortion
5. Splintered Shard
6. Aradia
7. Echoes Of Existence
8. Parallel Lies
9. Cold Carnality
10. Empyre Of Stones

"SORCERESS OF SIN's debut album is fun yet driving and twists and turns in all directions. Should definitely appeal to fans of bands similar to Iron Maiden, Firewind and Helloween."

"Vocalist Lisa Skinner sounds like a cross between Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske at times! Whilst doing some pretty good Halford, Tate and Dickinson impressions to boot."

SORCERESS OF SIN is:

Lisa Skinner - Vocals
Constantine Kanakis - Guitars
Paul Skinner - Drums
Topher O’Meagher - Bass (ex Gehitka)
Tom Maclean - Bass, Orchestral Backing

SORCERESS OF SIN is an up-tempo, fast paced melodic power metal band of original and constantly morphing quality material up to that of a world class standard. The music capitalises on dynamic tempo changes, searing guitar riffs, dynamic bass lines and animalistic vocals. SORCERESS OF SIN deliver emotion and meaning with every track and writing music together is the sole passion of each member of this exciting and driven band.

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www.sorceressofsin.com

The highly anticipated, first full length CD from Veritas is now available worldwide. Following the success of the 2019 Ep, Veritas has been hard at work putting together this collection of 14 classic sounding hard rock/metal songs. It features Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord, Spirits of Fire) on drums, will be sure to appeal to fans of early Queensryche , Dream Theater , and Fates Warning .
Influences for the Album: Queensryche, Fates Warning, Crimson Glory
Track Suggestions: Love and Burn, Starlight, Far Away, Frail
 

Bio: 
  In 2012, Greg Wenk started looking for members and decided on Veritas, which means truth, when looking for ideas. Deciding it needed a logo to make it more recognizable, he found the awen symbol which means creativity. Already having about 20 song ideas, he found original drummer Adam Hartley after a few months of searching and auditions. They began working on songs and auditioning for the remaining members. After many months of auditions, they found Geno Alberico through an ad and realized they had a common vision and welcomed him into the band. The trio continued working on songs and searching for the perfect singer to compliment the music. After many months of searching, Geno mentioned he knew a great vocalist. The only catch was he lived several states away. After sending him a few tracks and hearing what he could do, they decided to move forward with Denny Anthony on vocals. Veritas began working on completing songs by sending tracks back and forth and began recording what would be an EP for the first release. Unfortunately, Adam decided to leave the band for personal reasons, and the search was on for another drummer. Denny suggested using Mark Zonder for the drums since he had worked with him on a previous project. Denny contacted him and he agreed to record the drums.

  As the EP neared completion in 2019, they began sending out samples to create interest in the band and get people familiar with the music. The songs were an instant hit and were played on several internet radio stations including Rock Rage Radio (USA) and Mercury radio (Greece). People started wanting more info about the band and where to get the Ep. The problem was it was still in the mixing/mastering phase and the band was struggling to catch up with demand. Forgotten Scroll set up a topic page to keep new fans of the band informed about the progress and availabillty of the EP. Once it was released it received many great reviews comparing it to the sound of early Queensryche, Fates Warning, and Dream Theater. 
  
The band continued writing music and focused on completing their first full length cd. They also needed a better way to release their cd and make it more easily available worldwide. They began shopping the music around to various distribution companies with the ability to get their music in stores around the globe. After talks with several companies, they found a company with a common vision and the connections to make it happen. In March of 2020, Veritas signed a deal with Amplified for worldwide distribution of their first full length cd in physical and digital formats. The cd has 14 tracks and was mixed by Daryl Bolicek at Wild Horse Recording in Minnesota and mastered by Thomas Juth at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Sweden. The cd released on August 28th, 2020 worldwide and has already received great reviews from Germany, Sweden, USA, Poland. 

Band Line-Up:
Denny Anthony-vocals
Greg Wenk-guitar
Geno Alberico-bass
Mark Zonder-drums

Track Listing:
1. Prelude to the Sacrament
2. Frail
3. Love and Burn
4. Far Away
5. Morbid Stale
6. Fate's Warning
7. Say Goodbye
8. Moments of the Day
9. Starlight
10. Eyes of the Blind
11. Dying to Live
12. Sludge
13. Masquerade
14. If It's Over

Threads of Fatality
 The new album promises the best hard rock sounds along with creative songwriting from the band. Veritas has been hard at work recording/mixing/mastering the full cd. In March of 2020, they signed a deal for worldwide physical/digital distribution through Amplified Distribution and began preparing for the launch of the bands first full length CD. Released on 8/28/2020, there are already many great reviews and media excitement. Get this awesome album now for an amazing experience!

Web and Social Media Links:

CD/merch links www.veritas.rocks/shop

Streaming and Video links

Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/veritasrocks/veritas-ep
LION'S SHARE releases new single and lyric video “Aim Higher”.

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song available on streaming services and digital service providers today, October 16th.

Lyric video for “Aim Higher” - https://youtu.be/-P8YAKlk2qs
Player for "Aim Higher": https://orcd.co/4dorz3g

"In these strange days of Covid-19, we feel the time is right to give you a song with a positive touch. This is a song about you deciding your own destiny and that you can achieve whatever you want if you never give up, never take shit and believe in yourself," says LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.
 
In late 2018, LION'S SHARE released a new five-track EP, plus its complete catalog - remastered with new artwork - on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The band have since released a few more digital singles, some of which will and some of which won't end up on the forthcoming full-length album.
 
LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says: "We had big plans for 2020, with a new album and everything. We had just done our first couple of live shows in many years this past March in Germany when the Covid-19 put stop to it all." 
 
Both Johansson and Chriss remark that they have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed.
 
The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, Megadeth, King Diamond, HammerFall, Symphony X, Chimaira, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen band, Candlemass, etc.  Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, OpethSymphony X, Amon Amarth) - Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (Roxette, Europe, Glenn Hughes etc).

LION'S SHARE band have toured with bands like Motörhead, Manowar, DIO, Saxon, Iced Earth, Nevermore, U.D.O. (ex-Accept), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and have played many of the major rock and metal festivals.

Follow LION’S SHARE on:
http://www.lionsshare.org
https://lionsshare.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo
http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband
http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare
https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/
Bandbond on App Store: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/bandbond/id1477841137 - search for Lion's Share at the onboarding page.
Bandbond on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.droid.bandbond - search for Lion's Share at the onboarding page.

Complete remastered back catalog:
Aim Higherhttps://orcd.co/4dorz3g
Shotgun Messiah 2020 re-recording: https://orcd.co/mzjr1ab
Pentagram: https://orcd.co/j0qa7m4
We Are What We Are: https://orcd.co/j2d4akj
Chain Child: https://orcd.co/7ybn1aa
EP: https://orcd.co/laolywm
Dark Hours: https://orcd.co/39vbzba
Emotional Coma: https://orcd.co/3jwbo8j
Entrance: https://orcd.co/pb5jx8n
Fall From Grace: https://orcd.co/57xkp5z
Two: https://orcd.co/jrmympv
Lion's Share: https://orcd.co/m5yl5ez

Lyric video for Aim Higherhttps://youtu.be/-P8YAKlk2qs
Lyric video for Shotgun Messiah 2020 re-recording - https://youtu.be/XdZsLUKjL8g
Lyric video for Pentagram - https://youtu.be/3ziYNPk0Cz8
Lyric video for We Are What We Are - https://youtu.be/uo5_L5_nNQQ
Lyric video for Chain Child - https://youtu.be/FzAYAS2SJyU
Lyric video for Another Desire - https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18
Lyric video for The Lion’s Trial - https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI
Lyric video for Sins Of A Father 2018 re-recording - https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM

CREDITS:
Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals
Lars Chriss – guitar
Andy Loos – bass
Nils Fredrik Johansson – drums
Kay Backlund – keyboards
Produced and mixed by: Lars Chriss - for www.noterious.eu
Mastered by: Mike Lind - for www.noterious.eu
Artwork by: Carl-André Beckston - for www.noterious.eu
Video by: Niklas Nieminen - for "The man with the hat"
 Take A Glimpse Into Stark Reality With Abandoned Souls’ Video For “Blinding Darkness”


L-R: Derek De Kort (Guitar) | James Todd (Vocals) | Tom Dobrentey (Drums) | Reagan Thorne (Bass) 

Canada’s Abandoned Souls released their powerful and emotional single “Blinding Darkness” on October 9, 2020 and now to complement it they are releasing a music video for it.

While most of the band's music comes from a personal place, “Blinding Darkness” is especially meaningful to the band. It was written shortly after vocalist James Todd went through the heartbreaking experience of losing his mother. This is the first new music they have released since the last EP in 2017. The band explains the writing process for the single in their own words:

“We started tracking for Blinding Darkness towards the end of 2019. Then in early 2020 as we are all aware, the world changed. That put a huge wrench in our plans so, like everyone we had to adapt. We already had drums and bass tracked for Blinding Darkness. Derek recorded all his guitars at his home and sent me the tracks to re-amp thru his amp here at the studio. I also recorded all the vocals during the pandemic shutdown. Luckily, I own the studio and had lots of time to mix and refine the song during this time. It is the first release from the new Foundation Studio and we are super excited for everyone to hear it!”

Heavy and aggressive but not sacrificing melody, Abandoned Souls have been honing their craft since they started jamming as friends over a decade ago. Staying true to their sound, the video is uplifting and heavy and puts a positive spin on the dark subject matter. 

Citing that it has been a long road to get to the point where they are at, Abandoned Souls is hoping the release of this single will tide fans over until the world gets back to a sense of normalcy and shows can begin again.

Hard rock n' roll fans will take a liking to Abandoned Souls, especially fans of Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Alice in Chains.

The video for “Blinding Darkness” can be viewed at the following link on YouTube.

The single is available for stream on Spotify and download on Apple Music.

For more info:
Abandonedsouls.com/
Facebook.com/abandonedsouls1
Twitter.com/abandonedsouls
EPK

About:

There is power in a band’s name, like a magic spell, announcing to the world what they are and what they stand for. ABANDONED SOULS summons up images of Milton's ‘Paradise Lost’, heroic outcasts rising up against impossible odds, to establish their own unique identity.

As vocalist James Todd explains: 

 “The name Abandoned Souls is in reference to all those people out there that have at one time or another felt like the outcast. That common bond and love for this music are what brings all of us Abandoned Souls together.” 

Having played together for years, the bonds that hold ABANDONED SOULS together are... to paraphrase the mighty Judas Priest…Canadian Steel! Inspired by Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Judas Priest, Godsmack, and Kings X, Todd describes Abandoned Souls’ sound as ‘powerful, heavy, rhythmic, melodic, personal.’ 

Dwarrowdelf Records are delighted to announce the release of the highly anticipated new album:- ACHERONTIA STYX - SHADOW AND FLAME


Adam Ashbridge - Lead Guitar, Arrangements and Production 

Grant Crossan - Lead Vocals and Arrangements

 Paul Taylor - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar and Production 

Jake Burden-Stokoe - Lead Vocals and Drums






Hailing from Northern England, Acherontia Styx brings multiple creative influences to the table. Their core sound is steeped in 90s Groove and Death Metal, with individual members bringing a host of external flavors into the mix, including PROG, GRIND and FUNK. F or fans of Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God.



The band have a huge list of accolades, including Metal Devastation Radio Band Of The Month, Ripper Radio Band Of The Month, Mayhem Radio Song Of The Week and a Radio Wigwam Rock Song Of The Year Nomination. They have also been included on compilations by Metal Coffee, Sick Muzik and a host of local releases, with the album already receiving numerous 5 star reviews from worldwide press and international radio and podcast play.



In addition to our previous album press release, we wish to make our supporters aware of the diversity that the band possesses.


Attached are two further tracks for your attention.



EVOLUTION


This brutal slice of OSDM sees drummer Jake Burden take over on main vocals, with bassist Paul providing backing. A relentless onslaught of a song shows the true depth of talent in Acherontia Styx, with Jakes ferocious traditional death growl being equal in impact to those sung by lead vocalist Grant. Paul provides his signature black metal screams as a backing vocal harmony.


HURRICANE OF PAINS


This slow grinding track features a dual vocal attack from lead vocalist Grant Crossan and Bassist Paul Taylor, once again showcasing the depth of talent on offer in the band. Paul trades his signature black metal howl for low guttural vocals that provide a stunning harmony with Grants style.

The full album is included HERE including the highly acclaimed "Scorned" and "Eyes Of Glass" and the stand out track from he release "As Above So Below". All tracks are suitable for pre watershed play.
The album is available on all major streaming and download sites, with a physical release scheduled to coincide with the eventual return of live music performances.

We are requesting playlist submission for both audio and video materials, reviews and interviews.

Dwarrowdelf Records hereby authorizes all recipients full use of the materials included in the Press Drive where applicable to promote the release. All materials are protected under international copyright law.

As always we appreciate the constant support of all those people and organisations who have promoted our releases so far, and look forward to continuing our prosperous relationships together.





Lineup:
Adam Ashbridge - Lead Guitar, Arrangements and Production 
Grant Crossan - Lead Vocals and Arrangements
Paul Taylor - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar and Production 
Jake Burden-Stokoe - Lead Vocals and Drums

The album can be purchased at these links!




Follow them at these links!

https://dwarrowdelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-flame

https://open.spotify.com/album/1TPXAykHRehnXUhq7vYSoJ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC77g7oZ_ZYxt0jev0oDRhnw

https://www.facebook.com/officialacherontiastyx/


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