Friday, November 16, 2018

Project Sapiens choose METAL COFFEE PR

Copenhagen, Denmark-based progressive metal project, Project Sapiens is a brainchild of composer and multi-instrumentalist Poul Jakobsen and singer Mads Rahbæk. The duo released their debut EP Here We Are in August 2018, featuring five songs of music and lyrics inspired by human emotions, historic events and technology that will shape the future of mankind. 

“If we are witnessing the end of a certain era in the history of humankind, the question is, what comes next? How will we change as society and how will it affect our reality?,” Jakobsen asks.

Project Sapiens launched a new music video with authentic Warsaw Uprising photographs to their latest single titled “Uprising” in November 2018. Jakobsen went on telling:

“Uprising is a story inspired by the tragic events that took place in 1944 in Warsaw and had a long-lasting impact on the development of the nation. It’s a sensitive subject due to questionable  reasoning for taking the decision to start the fight, which resulted in around two hundred thousand casualties and destruction of the capital city of Poland...’”

The EP is a compilation of stories inspired by the past, present, and the future, which ultimately focus on how does an individual deal with all these global or personal dramas. As Jakobsen explains:

“You’ve got the title track, which is rooted in anxiety caused by the global change. It’s followed by an aggressive ‘Uprising,' which is a reflection on the tragic events of the Warsaw uprising of 1944. 'My Prison Cell’ is a story of an internal struggle focusing on how an individual fails to deal with self-inflicted pain and self-acceptance. ‘Anger,’ on the other hand, takes a little turn and looks into the outside world through the glasses of a person, who cannot deal with acts of violence. I wrote this song shortly after the wave of terrorist attacks in Europe, which shattered my sense of security and left me slightly paranoid trying to comprehend acts of terror and aggression... The closing track ‘Keepers of the Realm’ takes the listener from our earthly problems into space. It reflects on the nature and the future of mankind, possibilities for space colonization, and eternal life. If it reads confusing, go ahead and give the EP a listen.”

Music about everything that is human. 
Progressive Metal from Copenhagen.  
Music and Lyrics: Poul Jakobsen

Vocals: Mads Rahbæk

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Record Label
Symbol Muzik/Brennus Music

Thrash-Black Metal from France:
HELLIXXIR on Deezer:
HELLIXXIR on Spotify:

[HELLIXXIR "Corrupted Harmony" - january 2012 - Symbol Muzik/Season of Mist]
Matthieu Laforêt [guitars] Camille Marquet [bass guitars & vocals] Romain Charbonnier [drums] Arnaud Loubry [guitars]
With an intimate but definitely incisive atmosphere, "Corrupted Harmony" draws strength from a wholly visible and pervasive darkness. The album, as an object, represents the symbolic materialization of negative personal emotions - fear, sadness and hatred - giving this project a purposefully egocentric dimension. Lastly, this is a tribute to Camille Marquet, singer and bass player of the band HELLIXXIR, whose sudden death sadly echoes the very essence of "Corrupted Harmony". 

[HELLIXXIR "War Within" - february 2007 - Brennus Music/Socadisc]
Matthieu Laforêt [guitars] Camille Marquet [bass guitars] Romain Charbonnier [drums] Alex Ploton [guitars] Julien Tournoud [vocals]
"War Within" is a concept album that deals with the theme of Human Behaviour when sick. Immersion in a chaotic world where each individual is contaminated by a parasite, making them unpredictable, irrational and violent. Partially awake, Mankind questions its actions and its future, starting a true inner fight: "War Within".

[HELLIXXIR "The Cypress Forest" - june 2003 - Rybsound/Jungle Production]
Matthieu Laforêt [guitars] Julien Tournoud [vocals] Sylvain Deplette [bass guitars] Jean-Marc Combalot [guitars] Damien Mathian [drums]
Recorded in March 2003, this 6-titles first demo follows a very particular construction: "The Cypress Forest" is a metaphor symbolizing a very destructive battle which took place during the American Civil War. It is the material expression of destruction taking place during war, leaving only a field stained with blood and corpses. The concept is extended to a cynical vision of today’s \world.

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DISSONANT DISTANCE Improvise Their Way Through Their Self-Titled Debut Album 

The self-titled debut album from international group ​Dissonant Distance​​ is a journey through instrumental improvisation. Pumping bass grooves, ambient loops, fiery guitars, intricate rhythms and tonalities. Fusing elements of progressive rock, metal, blues, jazz and Indian music with a free and spontaneous energy.  
The album was conceived over two days. On January 27th 2018 Oscar Hansson (Bass guitar, live looping), Andras Saylik (Drums, percussion), Jay Matharu (Guitar) entered Hang-Ar studio in Budapest to develop and improvise on musical ideas that Hansson presented. The next day the band turned up to the studio met with engineer Mate Kapitany and recorded the ten-track album live. The album was later mixed and mastered by Oscar Hansson at the Third Floor Studio, Budapest. 

The final outcome was as unexpected as it was refreshing, but the underlying concept was to create music that would invoke a variety of emotions from the listener. The musicians let the music take on it’s own entity, which has resulted in an album of dissonant and lamenting melodies juxtaposed with a playful punk attitude. 

Dissonant Distance | Released November 16th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records 

Track Listing: 01. Stone Shaped Marmalade Dream | 02. Multi Dimensional Colored Mask | 03. The Shadow Of The Steel Tower | 04. Bending Our Flags In The Evening | 05. The Mirror Of 
Mr Goldmann | 06. The Key | 07. Eleven Signs | 08. Walking In The Deadly Forest | 09. Covered by Darkness | 10. Over Our Heads (A Flying Nickel Samovar) 

Dissonant Distance are: Oscar Hansson – Bass/Live Looping | Jay Matharu – Guitar | Andras Saylik – Drums/Percussion 

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick 
For music for airplay or interview request contact 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Protest release humorous video for "Noise Revolution"

The Protest are here to break you out of the doldrums with their new video, and much like the plot of the clip, it's hard to deny the energy with which these Indiana rockers play. Check out the band’s humorous take on performing in front of a new crowd in the fist-pumping video for "Noise Revolution"

The band shot the video with director Adam Shewmaker, calling upon Joel Burris for the karaoke-style graphics and setting up shop at New Castle, Indiana's Town Tavern for the video shoot.

Singer Josh Bramlett says, "We came up with the karaoke graphics idea in a moment of inspiration at a coffee shop, while on the road during our last tour. We have so many serious videos - we wanted to make one that shows our fun side ... because rock n’ roll IS fun, and we have a blast playing it!"

He adds, "We had a hard time finding a venue that would allow us to take the time to shoot this, so the video is comprised of fans that we pulled together in less than a week. Some even drove through the night from a festival we played the day before just to be there! We were humbled and blessed by the support, especially with such short notice."

Bramlett chalks up the video to showcasing the power of music. "It has the ability to change someone's heart, reminding us to be mindful of what message we are spreading with our songs: The Protest is about hope and encouragement," says the singer. "Unlike our last video that was shot in freezing cold, this one was smoking hot during the shoot … We were sweating so hard, and the fans were as well. We hope you like it!"

Bramlett, guitarists Adam Sadler and TJ Colwell and drummer Jarob Bramlett, are promoting their new album Legacy on Rockfest Records/Sony. “Noise Revolution” is the follow-up to first single “What Else You Got”, which peaked @ #26 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart, and #10 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart. The band has played 80 dates so far in 2018, and plans to keep touring into 2019.  You can pick up the album via iTunes or stream it through Spotify and stay up to date with the band's touring and activities via their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
 Track Listing:
 1). Valor
 2). What Else You Got
 3). Knockout
 4). Straight From The Barrel
 5). Take My Heart
 6). Noise Revolution
 7). Legacy
 8). Stitched
 9). To The Death
 10). Bad Self/Ascension

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Black Vengeance (Melodic Death Metal, Poland)

Polish melodic death metal pirates VANE are set to launch their first full-length album Black Vengeance on November 30th, a follow-up to their 2017 promo release The Prologue.

“We’ve always enjoyed the mythos of a pirate and the stories from the Golden Age,” the band commented about what inspired the upcoming release. “Naturally, when forming a project together, we wanted to pay homage to this fascinating historical era. ‘Black Vengeance’ was inspired by the biography of one of the strangest pirates from this time. We used the history as a base to create an interesting story full of plot twists and grand events, one of which is betrayal and lust for vengeance afterwards. And all of that is served with melodic and groovy metal sauce.”

“Our goal was to give people music that plays in our heads along with great story (and hopefully entertain them with it). We hope that fans will have great time listening to it and discovering the minute details and tasty bits that are hidden in the recording. The title — ‘Black Vengeance’ — refers to a key point in the story that we’re telling over the course of those ten songs." 

The album art for Black Vengeance which was designed by Michał "XAAY" Loranc, known for working with bands like Nile, Behemoth, Kamelot and Decapitated, resembles an old book cover inspired by labels and signs from days long gone by, yet with a modern twist to it and huge attention to detail.

“The visual part is of huge importance to us, thus we want to give our listeners a complete experience where the graphics, video content and music intertwine into one whole story,” the band states.

VANE spent over a year writing and polishing the music on Black Vengeance, with some changes being made even during the recording process, “all in service of composition and listening pleasure.” The process was mainly built around writing songs and recording them at home, sending them to other band members, reviewing, adapting. 

“Some songs had over 30 versions and generally speaking it was a really intensive period,” they agree.

After the release of Black Vengeance in November, VANE plan to promote live by touring in its support. 

“We hope to release some new singles while doing it. We plan to be extremely busy,” they conclude.

“Black Vengeance” track listing:

01. Born Again (03:37)
02. Edge of the Cutlass (04:56)
03. I Am Your Pain (03:58)
04. Randy Dandy-O (00:53)
05. Death’s Season (05:00)
06. Spilling Guts (04:28)
07. Mutiny (03:18)
08. Rise to Power 04:50)
09. Black Vengeance (04:35)
10. Davy’s Grip (04:57)
11. Hangman (04:41)

“Black Vengeance” can be pre-ordered at this location.


VANE is a metal band, formed in 2016 by two friends – Mateusz Gajdzik (WITCHKING, SARATAN, CRYSTAL VIPER) and Robert Zembrzycki (ACID DRINKERS, CORRUPTION, SARATAN). The two guitarists soon recruited Marcin Frąckowiak (PERCIVAL SCHUTTENBACH, STOS, RIVER OF TIME) for the bass guitar duties, and the trio focused on finding a suiting vocalist to match their vision. Marcin Parandyk (KILLSORROW, RAZORTYPE) was one of their first choices, and approached by Robert, he agreed to give it a try. Marcin Zdeb (RAZORTYPE, UNLUMINATION, ARONDIGHT), soon followed his bandmates steps and decided to join VANE.

The quintet started intensive work on the concept of the album, as well as compositions for the album. Led by Mateusz Gajdzik, they kept reworking, rearranging and polishing their songs, while Zembrzycki and Parandyk focused on the storytelling in the lyrics.
VANE’s music is a mix of death metal and catchy melodies, all spiced up with a story rooted deeply in actual history of The Golden Age of Piracy.

In just 1 year since its inception, VANE released a promo called “The Prologue”, consisting of 3 songs that are planned to be part of a concept album, “Black Vengeance”.
In may 2018 Marcin Frąckowiak left the band and was replaced by Łukasz Łukasik (NETHERFELL). The reinforced crew pushed on, and in spring 2018 the band entered Impressive Art Studio, helmed by Przemysław Nowak. The recording and production took the whole summer, and the “Black Vengeance” album is scheduled for late autumn release, on 30th November 2018.

VANE is:

Marcin Parandyk – vocals
Mateusz Gajdzik – guitars
Robert Zembrzycki – guitars
Marcin Zdeb – drums
Łukasz Łukasik – bass


UNEARTH Release New Video For "One With The Sun"

UNEARTH Release New Video For "One With The Sun"

New Album "Extinction(s)" Due November 23rd via Century Media Records

UNEARTH will release their highly anticipated new album "Extinction(s)" on November 23rd via Century Media Records.
Today the band has unleashed the video for the third single from the album entitled "One With The Sun".  Watch the video HERE.

"We chose 'One With the Sun'as the first video off 'Extinction(s)' because we feel it's one of the hardest hitting tracks in our entire catalog.  Musically it's everything Unearth is about and lyrically it deals with the effects of climate change we are feeling today as well as the bleakness of our future unless we make drastic changes now.  Tim Dennesen and the guys at Punchdance, inc did a great job capturing the imagery needed to get the message across.  You'll be sure to hear this one at our live shows as it's already become a staple in our set.  See you out there," says frontman Trevor Phipps.

UNEARTH are currently out on the road with Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene and Traitors through November 18th.  The second leg of the tour kicks off November 19th in Cincinnati, OH.   Again, they will be on the road with Fit For An Autopsy and The Agony Scene.  I AM will join the tour beginning on November 23rd.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

Pre-Orders are available for "Extinction(s)" HERE:

Listen to the first single from the album "Incinerate" HERE

After an awe-inspiring 20 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, UNEARTH is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.


UNEARTH W/ Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene and Traitors:
11/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/16: St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/17: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/18: Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick

UNEARTH W/ Fit For An Autopsy and The Agony Scene:
11/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
11/20: Springfield, MO @ The Complex
11/21: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

UNEARTH W/ Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene and I AM:
11/23: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
11/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/26: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/27: Portland, OR @ Dante's
11/28: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/29: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
11/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Union
12/1: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

UNEARTH Line-up:
Trevor Phipps -  Vocals
Ken Susi - Guitars
Buz McGrath - Guitars
Nick Pierce -Drums
Chris O'Toole - Bass

UNEARTH online:


VITNE Comes Out Swinging With His Newest Single “Vanquish The Night”

Since the success of 2017’s acclaimed album Jupiter, Norway’s Melodic Hard Rock/Metal artist VITNE shakes the landscape with his newest single “Vanquish The Night”, to be out today on all digital platforms. This will be one of your favorite releases before the year is out, and shows a very promising direction for VITNE‘s legacy. The new song can be streamed here:

With an inspirational and anthemic quality about his songs, VITNE‘s music has captivated fans around the globe by the masses and has been featured in a vast array of international publications from Brazil and Chile to Russia, China and Japan. Now following up the award winning Jupiter album, VITNE brings forth a powerful force behind his voice in his latest anthem “Vanquish The Night” and it does not disappoint.

Drawing comparisons to industry heavyweights and artists of his caliber including X Japan, Billy Idol and Gackt, VITNE‘s melodic presence and top of the line production value comes full circle in this new single and delivers up an eyebrow raising listening experience from the very first riff.

From soaring guitar leads, a pounding rhythm section and an exceptional showcasing of vocal ranges, “Vanquish The Night” puts a modern spin on an 80s Metal-infused approach with VITNE‘s signature touch we’ve all come to know and love since his inception into the market. The song is climactic, innovative and provides elements of symphonic overtones and a fantasy-like quality in different chapters of the song. There are twists and turns, but nothing out of place. This single is everything you’ll hope it’ll be plus so much more. It’s the type of song that is catchy, heavy and has that instant-classic status.

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