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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bangcock Dollars new album

BANGKOK DOLLARS Attempt To Find Their ‘Lost Souls’

Lost Souls, the new album from Bangkok Dollars, is a ride through the rock music itself. It has roaring hard rock screams and riffs just like their first album, but also a lot of elements from traditional heavy metal, grunge and the progressive rock scene. You can hear the different backgrounds and influences of the band, blended with good taste and sounding as smooth as a first sip of a fine whiskey.

The album has various layers from the heavier and darker stories of Only Devil Knows, all the way to old school hard rock that can be found on the tracks Lost Souls and Heat Of The Night, and even some bluesy stuff in the song Wild Ride! You can also find progressive rock vibes on the album on Stout and the opening track Free which leads you through the grunge sound. Lost Souls combines all these sonic worlds in one solid hard rocking album.

The album was recorded in 2020 in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland. The songwriting process started immediately after the release of the band’s debut album Roses n’ Ravens in 2019. The recording process, after several demo sessions, started in spring 2020 in Bangkok Dollars own studio in Helsinki.

Lost Souls | Released October 12th, 2021 via Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Free | 02. Only Devil Knows | 03. Heat Of The Night | 04. Lost Souls | 05. Metal To Rust | 06. Stout | 07. Mugshot | 08. Wild Ride | 09. Save Your Prayers | 10. Fighters

Bangkok Dollars are:
Tino Veijalainen – Lead Vocals | Janne Savolainen – Guitar/Backing Vocals | Max Salkovuo – Bass/Backing Vocals | Mikko Salminen – Drums

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick


AFM turns 25


Finnish dark acoustic prog folk rock band Nobody released a new single Three Little Witches. The track is taken from the upcoming third album Another World which is set to be released on October 29th 2021 via Inverse Records.

Watch Three Little Witches music video: 
Tuomas Kauppinen comments:
"The Three Little Witches are weaving the destinies of all living beings according to the unbreakable laws of Karma. You may plead them as much as you want but only your own choices about every moment of your existence can change the course of your lifeline. They may seem cruel and unjust, cutting and burning their way around the Great Wheel, but they do not work out of malice but necessity. Just as one cord is cut loose, it will again be reinserted among the spokes that slowly turn towards universal harmony." 
Listen to Three Little Witches single on:​

PRE-SAVE Another World album to Spotify playlist: 

1. Three Little Witches
2. Sugar Daddy
3. Countdown
4. The Letter
5. The Mad Monk
6. Monotype
7. Panic Attack
8. Snake Queen
9. Overstimulated

Cover art by: Don Satyr
Tuomas Kauppinen - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric bass, accordion, congas, electric guitar, contra bass, keyboard, djembe & triangle 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Old skool thrash!

 Bravewords Now Streaming Infrared’s Classic 80s Thrash Album “From The Black Swamp”

New Album “From The Black Swamp” Out September 30th

L-R: Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals), Armin Kamal (Guitar, Vocals), Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals), Kirk Gidley (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Photo Credit by : Carissa Broeren

Canada’s Infrared has a new album ready for listeners who can tune into Bravewords for a heavy dose of no holds barred, traditional 80s thrash. The quartet of Kirk Gidley (guitar), Alain Groulx (drums), Mike Forbes (bass) and Armin Kamal (vocals/guitar) initially started on their journey back in 1986 and through trials, tribulations and a very long hiatus, they have arrived here with a third full-length album “From the Black Swamp”.

Infrared is the kind of band that writes exactly the songs needed for the album, working on them meticulously until they are up to standard. Each of the twelve songs is a standalone banger and cohesive with the rest of the album. A definite trip back in time, the band explains the album in their own words:

“With 12 songs and an hour of brand-new music, this album is the most personal yet. It is a rollercoaster ride of riff after riff, thundering bass, relentless drumming, and heavy lyrical content. The band hopes these personal songs resonate with fans and attract new listeners who share a love and passion for classic metal songs delivered with a modern touch and production.”

The songs on the album are a collaborative effort between the band members, it was produced, mixed and mastered by Kamal and the album artwork was done by Nate MacDonald. Infrared has shared the stage with bands such as Anvil, Sacrifice, Razor, and Venom Inc., and looks forward to supporting this album with a tour as soon as possible. 

Staying true to their roots, this album is for those who like the 80’s Bay area sound mixed with classic metal influences such as Maiden, Priest and Sabbath.

“From the Black Swamp” is streaming now on Bravewords HERE.

The full release is officially out on September 30, 2021.

Album pre-order -

Music Video - From the Black Swamp- 
Lyric Video - Evil Ascent -

Show Dates:
Nov 27 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON w/ Enforcer, Thunderdome - info

Track Listing:
1. Tribal Junction – 4:49
2. No Master, No Gods – 4:39
3. Lockdown – 4:02
4. Left Lane F√₵K! – 4:19
5. Eat Your Own – 4:58
6. From the Black Swamp – 6:11
7. Evil Ascent – 5:22
8. Blood & Sweat – 5:04
9. Eternal Exile – 5:09
10. Tradimento – 4:31
11. Beautiful Death – 4:31
12. SemitaDomum – 6:32
Album Length: 1:00:13

Album and Live Band Line Up:
Kirk Gidley – Guitar

Alain Groulx – Drums
Mike Forbes – Bass
Armin Kamal – Vocals, Guitar

For more info:

If Infrared sounds like classic thrash metal, that’s because they are! And rightfully so since they were making music as teenagers in the mid to late 80s back when the Big 4 (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax) were just becoming famous. They literally lived and breathed that scene as it was happening and garnered national attention in Canada through their song and video for Thoughts Caught (in Between). happened and members took different paths and the music, that was hot in the underground metal scene and loved by demo tape traders near and far, went dormant for 27 years! In 2014 Infrared reunited with 3 of the original 4 members (Kirk, Armin, and Alain), and since original bassist Shawn Thompson had moved to Miami, they recruited Mike Forbes. They worked hard to release their first full-length album, No Peace (2016), featuring songs written all those years ago. 2018 saw Infrared release their sophomore album, Saviours, featuring 8 new songs coming in at just over 50 minutes of music! That was followed up by their 2019 EP, Back to the Warehouse featuring the last of their 80's written songs and released as a bridge to their next full-length album. Now, in 2021, Infrared release their most mature album yet, From the Black Swamp. The album features 12 songs for one hour of hard-hitting and emotionally charged songs steeped in the themes of betrayal and malicious sabotage in all walks of life, from societal to interpersonal. With several high-profile concerts under their belts including opening for Anvil, Sacrifice, Razor, Venom Inc., Dirkschneider, Flotsam and Jetsam, DBC, E-Force, and Atrophy, Infrared raises their horns and looks forward to getting out there to meet and befriend metal lovers everywhere!

2021 – From the Black Swamp - LP
2019 – Back to the Warehouse - EP
2018 – Saviours – LP
2016 – No Peace – LP
1986 – R.I.P. Demo

Shared Stage With:
Anvil, Flotsam and Jetsam, Udo Dirkshneider, Sacrifice, Varathron, DBC, E-Force, Vortex, Atrophy, Venom Inc.

Let’s get freaky…..

FREAKSHOW, from San Diego, Ca! Heavy Band with an attitude to be the best they can be. The live show is where it's at for this band... Crowd-pleasing grooves, and heavy tones!

“Straight up nu metal with the classic stabbed bass, huge sounding chords and melodic riffs that colour the music. The chorus lights the track up and lets the singer to open his vocal cords. A joyous celebration of the metal genre. 10/10 Check it out” -  Craig Young - Backseat Mafia

“Debuting with a song that hits in a weighty manner, we take a deep plunge into their latest single release, “Waste,” a sense of urgency is transmitted through the sustaining essence of the foreboding hues in the musicality. Through a vibrant production quality that allows the emotion-fueled in the lead vocals to collide with chugging guitar riffs and colossal drum patterns, the mind-altering fusion of the amplified rhythm instilled into “Waste,” has us grasping the thunderous peaks and valleys of this arrangement. Freakshow illuminates their talents in the lurking depths of shadowy quintessence. There’s something vastly unique about the way they string together a composition. Bellowing from the pits of inimitable energy, we admire the vivacious world that Freakshow lures us into the resonance of “Waste.” Honing in , we hear a creeping passion of the new wave artillery that they have locked and loaded in this high octane performance 10/10” -  Valeri - BUZZMUSIC

Check out the video!
FREAKSHOW - Waste (Official Video)
Check them out on Spotify and add them to your playlists!
Follow the band at these links:

Velvet Chains drop new album

The band Velvet Chains, which has been gaining international highlight and had excellent repercussion in South America and Mexico, launches its debut album entitled 'Icarus'. The work has 10 songs, including the singles 'Tattooed' and 'Strangelove', and is now available on all streaming platforms.

Listen: Here

The first single 'Tattooed' was highlighted in the media by the special guest appearance of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. The song received an impressing music video, directed by the experienced Dean Karr, who worked with music giants such as Ozzy Osbourne, Velvet Revolver and Iron Maiden. The second single, 'Strangelove', kept the audience's attention, and both tracks got more than 150,000 streams in just a few days.

The album also features guest appearances by Jeff Rouse (bass) and Mike Squires(guitar), both from Duff McKagan's LOADED, on the catchy 'Pass The Disease' which also have a beautiful lyric video.

'Icarus' is an intimate and emotional album, written in partnership with multi-platinum composer Drew Lawrence. Recording took place in Las Vegas and Seattle, sound engineering work was carried out by Greg Williamson, while Tristan Hardin did the mixing and mastering.

From Las Vegas to the World

The band Velvet Chains was formed in the American city of Las Vegas in 2018, and 'Icarus' is their first album.

The group's musical proposal placed them as one of the highlights of the new generation of American hard rock, by uniting breathtaking tempos, a solid rhythmic section and catchy melodies, the kind that stick in your head.

Guided by what was best done in the grunge and hard rock of the 90s and 00s, Velvet Chainshas as reference groups such as Guns N 'Roses, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam, among many others from different styles, whose elements are condensed to create a unique and characteristic sound of the style that changed the way young people listen to rock music.

The lyrical content along with the musical quality is another important factor for Velvet Chains: "Our goal was to write songs with important lyrics while covering different genres within Rock from the 90s to the 00s. You will find a bit of heavy rock, a bit of grunge, a bit of alternative rock, and much more on this album”, explains Nils, founder of the band.

Jerry Quinlan: lead singer and rhythm guitar
Laurent Cassiano: lead guitar and back vocal
Noelle Schertzer: drum
Nils Goldschmidt: bass

Before We Shine
Burning City
Pass The Disease
Sex Slave
Teenage Stoner

Official Website



Lillian Axe help launch a new record label

New Rock Label Global Rock Records Launched & Sign US Rock Band Lillian Axe

by Rockposer Dot Com!

New rock label Global Rock Records launched by The Store For Music; signing of legendary US rock band Lillian Axe announced!

Lillian Axe gained international recognition with albums on MCA Records and IRS Records in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They have toured with Alice Cooper, RATT, Accept and many others, as well as rocking hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide at major festivals such as Sweden Rock, Firefest, and Rocklahoma. Though the music has evolved and progressed in the decades since, the band still treats their audiences to MTV singles like 'Dream Of A Lifetime', 'Show A Little Love', and their version of the Badfinger classic 'No Matter What'.

The band will headline the launch of the new ident created by The Store, namely Global Rock Records which will seek to release not only catalog titles but potent new releases from established heavy rock and metal based artists.

This will include a number of Lillian Axe back catalogue titles for re-release as well as the forthcoming new Lillian Axe album 'From Womb To Tomb' , which is currently being recorded.
The deal was negotiated by Head of A&R Giles Lavery and includes global publishing rights for the main writer Steve Blaze.

The album master rights of the titles include:

Poetic Justice


Fields of Yesterday

Live 2002

Waters Rising

Sad Day on Planet Earth

Deep Red Shadows

Days Before Tomorrow

One Night in the Temple

Plus: Steve Blaze solo album 'Random Acts Of Blindness'.

All which will form the basis of initially a career spanning multi disc anthology plus reissues of all listed album titles with bonus tracks from Steve Blaze's personal archives prior to the release of the new album.

Many albums from other notable artists have been already licensed including Impellitteri, Jack Starr, Bangalore Choir, Bob Kulick, ThrasherKilling Machine, Rhino, Code Black, Beyond and many more to be announced.

We are extremely proud to be associated with Lillian Axe and Steve Blaze” writes Managing Director and co-owner Brian Adams. “Their history in the marketplace is second to none and we intend to revamp all earlier releases while we will plan a strong marketing campaign around the new album. It is also an added bonus to have Steve assigned to our publishing arm Cee Dee Music which will give everyone involved an overall feeling of a team effort behind the band

Steve Blaze adds, "On behalf of the entire band, I am ecstatic over the start of our relationship with Global Rock Records. Giles and Brian have been two of the most professional gentlemen I have dealt with in this industry over my entire career. We look forward to a lengthy and prosperous union, as we prepare for our tenth studio album and 14th release.
Even though this is my 9th record deal, I feel the same excitement I did on the first one many years ago! I can’t explain how thrilled we are to not only re-release our catalogue to the world, but to deliver the first studio album in 9 years. I honestly feel that our hardcore fans will love 'From Womb to Tomb' as well as the brand new legions throughout the planet. Smiles, all smiles".

Connect with Global Rock and Lillian Axe at the below links:

Official Website


Lillian Axe Official Website

Lillian Axe Facebook

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kill City release debut album

Album pre-order CD:

Kill City is a hard rock band, formed by Andres Miranda, Xavier Diab, Luis Neme, Juan Miguel Iturralde and Chemel Neme.

Established on 2019, and thanks to a long standing friendship between it’s members, what started as an idea, quickly became a musical reality. Aside from the 2 Neme brothers being part of the band, other members of Kill City were also bandmates several years ago.

Their influences are Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, Kill City’s compositions cover a broad variety of styles and elements within rock music. After 12 months of song writing, the band already has 1 published Album, Last Man Standing, composed of 11 songs and 15 more songs ready to record for their second

Album. From Classic Rock to Power Metal, Kill City aims to transmit energy through their music, with a freedom of style.

Their debut Album, Last Man Standing, mixed by Chemel Neme and Mastered by Svante Forsback, was released December 2020, and is composed of 11 tracks:
1 - Paradoxical Dream
2 - Wake up
3 - Countdown
4 - Against Myself
5 - When the show is over
6 - Grey
7 - Believe me
8 - Empezar de Nuevo
9 - Follow your Heart
10 - Last Man Standing
Bonus Track
11 - Sigue la Voz

The album cover was hand painted by acclaimed Guayaquil artist: Jose Luis Choez. The album photos were done by Jose Hanze and Jorge Nunez.

Chemel Neme – Vocals
Andres Miranda – Bass
Luis Neme – Drums
Xavier Diab – Guitar
Juan Iturralde – Guitar



Got the time: the importance of rhythm and time in music

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