NIGHTMARE TOYS

Friday, May 7, 2021

 


Two years after their debut ’México Inmortal’, Mexican septet Aztlan released, early this year, their sophomore album "Legion Mexica" via Metal Inside Records.

"Legion Mexica" features 9 tracks full of thrashy energy and Mexican folksy melody such as "Mariachi", "Son Jarocho", Aztec rhythms and many more sounds from Mexico.


Tracklist:
1.  Sangre por Sangre
2   La Raza
3.  Raices
4.  Ritual
5.  Legion Mexica
6.  Dia de Muertos
7.  Colibri del Sur
8.  Tlalocan
9.  Mictlan

Line-up:
El Patron - Vocal
Attila - Guitar/Vocal
El Muerto - Guitar
Jaguar - Ancestral Percussions
Centauro - Bass
Diablo - Drums

Credits:
The album was recorded at “Piramide Estudio”, mixed/mastered was done by Jesus Bravo at “Bravesound Studio” in Mexico.

Website: www.aztlan-official.com
Bandcamp: https://aztlanofficial.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AztlanOfficialBand/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfcrHyRkFKQGdv3YDpFI_A
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5JO1ShiUsRZ2emtk2uRecI?si=20eNF9-GTi2nsRgEXak35Q&utm_source=copy-link&nd=1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aztlan_official/

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

 

Eurkuh is a black metal band, hailing from 'The place of many crows' Wagga Wagga NSW Australia. Eurkuh is currently a one man project. Eurkuh plays a grim blend of dark doomy black metal which ranges from brooding clean sections to blast beats and powerful double bass guitar driven passages. The debut EP was released in January 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/Eurkuh.Official/
https://eurkuh.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/eurkuh/
Eurkuh - Not at all
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

DEEP AND HARD WITH DEAD SUPERSTAR

Dead Superstar bassist Charlie O'Neill



1.Why Bass?


Because my brother already had picked up guitar! Haha   I was in 9th grade and he had just started playing and taking lessons and I wanted to also, but at that age you don't want to "copy" your sibling so I did the next best thing... I picked up a bass! Ended up loving it, taught myself the basics and by that summer was learning every chilli peppers tune I could.


2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?


It's a little unfair, but mostly just a lack of knowledge I think.  A lot of casual music fans don't know what a bass is or really even sounds like because in many bands it's just a background instrument.  Unless you listen to bands where the bass is really prominent and in your face (ex. Mudvayne, Tool, RHCP), it's real easy to overlook.  Hell, one of the greatest metal albums of all time, Metallica's "And Justice For All" had NO bass, and most people didn't notice or care!


3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why



I've owned many different basses over the years but I've narrowed my collection to 4 now.  The two I use most are both P basses that I've modded the hell out of. Nothing else has that 'in your face' ballsy mid range punch of a 4 string bolt on Precision. They just cut through a mix really well. One's a Squier that was my very first bass from back in high school.  Over the years it's gotten so many new parts and upgrades, the only original part is the blank wood body. I got it signed by one of my favorite musicians, Dug Pinnick, of King's X a couple years ago when we got to open for them. 


4.Tell us about your amplification


Last few years I've been running a Gallien Kruger MB800 with neo cabs. It's a very loud, punchy, lightweight rig. I run a Boss multi effects and Darkglass overdrive/distortion pedals.


5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?


Tone is everything with bass.  So many things have to be dialed up right in order to be heard distinctly in a band setting and not sound muddy.  


6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?


I prefer 4 for most stuff but I keep a 5 string Ibanez around strung E-C for writing more intricate parts (tapping/chords).


7.Who is your favorite bassist?


Toss up between Flea, Justin Chancellor(Tool) and Matt Freeman(Rancid)


8. Who is your least favorite bassist?

Gene Simmons


9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?


Do they?  Seems like there's just as many women guitarists and drummers out there. 


10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?


Billy Sheehan 



11. Bonus question

Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan which is more ridiculous and why


Sheehan is the most rediculous player to me, and Claypool easily the most rediculous character of the bunch.  Both would be alot of fun to jam with.

RAVENOIR FROM DOOMGOTH

 


Darkness gave birth to the first raven single RAVENOIR "The Darkest Flame Of Eternal Blasphemy". Over time, the gates of hell reopened to eject the newborn sons of Darkness - RAVENOIR - into a world sweeping in the agony of their newly born sons of Darkness, with the deafening roar of the eruptions of the most active volcanoes on the planet. RAVENOIR is a new formation of heretics, united around frontman Alesh AD (ROOT), playin uncompromising, yet technical black / death metal. There is no doubt that their blasphemous debut "The Darkest Flame Of Eternal Blasphemy" will bring a fresh storm to the currently somewhat stagnant Czech metal scene. In addition to the already mentioned Alesha AD (guitar, vocals), the RAVENOIR ensemble is also formed by bassist Igorr Hubík (ROOT), Patrik Sas (drums) and Jakub Önslaughter Maděryč (guitar). Jiří BigBoss Valter (ROOT), who spoke the prologue of the album with his unmistakable s and contributed lyrics to two songs as a brilliant lyricist, as well as the world famous guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), who embellished his song of the debut "The Darkest Flame Of Eternal Blasphemy". History Alesh AD (civil name Aleš Dostál, born on July 24, 1977 in Studénka) is a respected Czech musician, guitarist, singer, composer, lyricist and producer. He is often described by music publicists in the media as a multi instrumentalist. For many years he worked in his hometown of Stud northern Moravia. He currently lives in Brno. He has been permanently active on the music scene from 1990 to the present. He started his music career as an adolescent in the black metal band TERROR (1990-1996). In the second half of the 1990s, he strengthened the line-up of dark metal ROOTs (1996 1999, 2014-present), who already had, and still have, worldwide fame with a cult status among fans and music journalists. Alesh AD convinced himself of his exceptional musical talent and multi-instrumental abilities through his non-genre solo projects GALLERY OF DEAD BATTERIES (1997-1998) and THE SQUIRM (1999-2015). In their prolific work, he proved that almost no musical style is foreign to him. Over the years, Alesh AD has also been a guest in related and renowned bands or projects, such as CALES, ENTRAILS, BIG BOSS or PROJEKTIL. In 2020, Alesh AD was at the birth of its brand new project the black / death metal band RAVENOIR. Darkness gave birth to the first raven single RAVENOIR "The Darkest Flame Of Eternal Blasphemy". Over time, the gates of hell reopened to eject the into a world sweeping in the agony of their newly born sons of Darkness, with the deafening roar of the RAVENOIR is a new formation of heretics, united around frontman Alesh AD (ROOT), playing uncompromising, yet technical black / death metal. There is no doubt that their blasphemous debut "The Darkest Flame Of Eternal Blasphemy" will bring a fresh storm to the currently somewhat stagnant Czech-Slovak black ady mentioned Alesha AD (guitar, vocals), the RAVENOIR ensemble is also formed by bassist Igorr Hubík (ROOT), Patrik Sas (drums) and Jakub Önslaughter Maděryč (guitar). Jiří BigBoss Valter (ROOT), who spoke the prologue of the album with his unmistakable speech and contributed lyrics to two songs as a brilliant lyricist, as well as the world[1]famous guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), who embellished his solo ostál, born on July 24, 1977 in Studénka) is a respected Czech musician, guitarist, singer, composer, lyricist and producer. He is often described by music publicists in the media as a multi[1]instrumentalist. For many years he worked in his hometown of Studénka in northern Moravia. He currently lives in Brno. He has been permanently active on the music scene from 1990 to the present. He started his music career as 1996). In the second up of dark metal ROOTs (1996- present), who already had, and still have, worldwide fame with a cult status among fans and music journalists. Alesh AD convinced himself of abilities through his 1998) and THE 2015). In their prolific work, he proved that almost no musical style is foreign to him. Over the years, Alesh AD has also been a guest in renowned bands or projects, such as CALES, ENTRAILS, BIG BOSS or PROJEKTIL. In 2020, Alesh AD was at the birth of its brand new project - Line-up Ravenoir Igor Hubík Bass (2020-present) See also: Equirhodont, Root, Solfernus, ex-Entrails Patrik Sas Drums (2020-present) Jakub Maděryč Guitars (2020-present) See also: Debustrol, Hellocaustor, ex-Spoliator Alesh AD Vocals, Guitars (2020-present) See also: Root, ex-Terror Discography The Darkest Flame of Eternal Blasphemy Link: Ravenoir | Facebook https://gothoomproductions.com/ravenoir/ https://www.instagram.com/ravenoirofficial/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUNY15S7osLx0RCkCVEhrMQ https://open.spotify.com/artist/52zwJ1ufQLPIG5u2sQIUCf?si=9XxC9OUm QT2V8m45u-C2_A




OH HELL YES Auditory Armory

 


Auditory Armory's musical influences range from alternative to metal to progressive to ambient to jazz and the band's sound is a unique blend of all of these genres. The band has been told on occasion that their songs have reminded people of very disparate artists -- the comparisons ranging from Tool, Tori Amos, Porcupine Tree, Lacuna Coil, Opeth, Alice In Chains, and even Iron Maiden. It is part of the band’s credo to not confine themselves to any set rules of making music, but instead just “to write what they deeply feel.”

Hailing from Orlando, Florida, the band consists of members April Rose (Vocals/Guitar), Oscar Garcia (Drums), Justice Maynard (Bass), and Dennis Burns (Lead Guitar). With their talents combined, it’s like puzzle pieces perfectly locking into place: Oscar's drumming style is precise and finessed; Dennis is masterful at technical, thrashy guitar leads; Justice, who is strongly influenced by djent metal and ambient music, can expertly create a textural atmosphere with his reverb-laden bass sound; April’s distinctive vocal timbre is both melodic and edgy, ranging from throaty lows to clear, angelic highs and her guitar playing and songwriting style fuses her classical training in music with her experimental singer/songwriter sensibilities.



 Auditory Armory has had the honor of sharing the stage with Orgy, Nothing More, Fuel, Wednesday 13, Eyes Set to Kill, Motograter, Sarah Longfield, A Pale Horse Named Death, Felix Martin, Saliva, Full Devil Jacket, Straight Line Stitch, Lacey Sturm (of Flyleaf), Bonz (from Stuck Mojo), Dead Horse Trauma, and Mike Tramp (White Lion). In 2016, they were also selected to play the 3rd Annual Kink Music Festival alongside national acts such as Evanescence, HELLYEAH, and In Flames.

The lyrical scope of Auditory Armory’s songs skims past the superficial love song or pop hit. Auditory Armory is doing what so little in the music industry are actually doing -- writing honestly. Auditory Armory expertly uses the symbiosis of heavy rock and melody to introspectively explore dark emotions about self-worth and one’s role in the universe. Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter April Montallana says, "I prefer to be honest with my lyrics. I don't care about what is popular or mainstream. I just hope that our music will move and touch some people. Music saved my life...I want to do that for others.."

Auditory Armory continue to be in constant demand, with an active touring schedule across the state of Florida and beyond.  They are recognized for their powerful and energetic live performances and are versatile -- often playing with hard rock/alternative bands just as much as with heavy metal bands. While one Auditory Armory song might be riff-driven, another song will have more of a somber, subdued tone that showcases April’s unique vocal timbre.  Bonz, the former front man of Stuck Mojo, described their music as “something vintage yet with a fresh twist.” Each member of the band is a strong musician in his or her own right; both April and Oscar have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music while Dennis and Justice have played in thrash metal bands for over 20 years in Florida and Louisiana, respectively.

Auditory Armory has three releases: The Awakening (2014), Dark Matter (2017), and Thousand Year Dream (2021).




Monday, May 3, 2021

METAL COFFEE AND GOTHDOOM BRING PATRIA

 

A unique combination of progress with death metal in a strong story is another album of the young Slovak band Patriarch. The album called TUMULUS is sung in the Slovak language, which adds authenticity to the story of the music and the lyrics. Don't miss their novelty, which is published by GOTHOOM Productions History The Slovak band Patriarch of Slaská near Žiar nad Hronom was founded in 2011 by drummer Filip and guitarist / singer Pavol. A few months later, Michal joined them as the second guitarist. In 2012, guitarist Martin came and Michal started playing bass guitar. Such was the formation until 2014, when Miro joined them and replaced the guitarist Pavel, who began to devote himself only to singing. It didn't take long and at the beginning of 2015, after the band's first concert, drummer Filip left. At that time, Pavol moved behind the drums and Miro and Michal began to devote themselves not only to instruments but also to singing. This is how the band worked until 2018, when Martin decided to quit. Guitarist Richard and second guitarist Matúš came, and Miro began to devote himself fully to singing. The band finally started to work great. Yersinia Pestis' debut album was recorded at the end of 2018. At the beginning of 2019, 


the band released this album under their own direction. They also recorded an amateur video from the rehearsal room for the song "Aurora". Throughout the year, they promoted the new album mainly in the form of concerts, but also through streaming services and social networks. During this period, however, the band worked on new songs. In 2020, the band was to perform at the largest metal festival in Slovakia called Gothoom fest. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemics, all concerts and festivals were canceled. For this reason, they decided to complete the material for the new album. In September 2020, the band recorded their second album called "TUMULUS", which will be released under the heading GOTHOOM PRODUCTIONS in the spring of 2021. but also through streaming services and social networks. During this period, however, the band worked on new songs. In 2020, the band was to perform at the largest metal festival in Slovakia called Gothoom fest. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemics, all concerts and festivals were canceled. For this reason, they decided to complete the material for the new album. In September 2020, the band recorded their second album called "TUMULUS", which will be released under the heading GOTHOOM PRODUCTIONS in the spring of 2021. but also through streaming services and social networks. During this period, however, the band worked on new songs. In 2020, the band was to perform at the largest metal festival in Slovakia called Gothoom fest. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemics, all concerts and festivals were canceled. For this reason, they decided to complete the material for the new album. In September 2020, the band recorded their second album called "TUMULUS", which will be released under the heading GOTHOOM PRODUCTIONS in the spring of 2021.

 Line-up 

Patriarcha Michal Guitars (2011-2012), 

Bass, Vocals (2012-present) 

Pavol Guitars, Vocals (2011-2014), 

Vocals (2014-2015), Drums (2015-present) Miroslav Guitars (2014-2015), Guitars, 

Vocals (2015-2018), 

Vocals (2018-present) Matúš Guitars (2018-present) 

Richard Guitars (2018-present)

 Discography 

Yersinia Pestis EP 2019 Tumulus Full Length 2021

 Link: 

www.patriarchaband.com https://www.facebook.com/PatriarchaOfficial/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVsebaHpnc1r9UVd91CCCQ https://open.spotify.com/artist/4IEe4wnN9cuGRwkQXfpp2H?si=voM7- W4sRDyIoRYmqvGsQw https://www.instagram.com/patriarcha_band/ https://patriarcha.bandcamp.com/





GOOTHDOOM AND METAL COFFEE PRESENT DOOMAS

 


 September 2006 former band member Peter Betko with the help of musicians of band ANIMA and SAPIENS establised first line up of Doomas. After three months of work the new promo material called Lost Angels has been released. Recorded in PRAMOS studio in Zlate Moravce. Band received very positive feedback from fans what encouraged them to continue creating of new stuff. After 2 years of existence first personal change was on table. Guitarist Tomas has left the band. Position is filled with Peter Kacian from SAPIENS. Band invited female opera singer Befanna and recording of new album Seven Sins has begun. CD contains 7 tracks released under Gothoom Productions. Doomas plays a lot of concerts in Europe.They were part of a small tour with slovak metal band GALADRIEL in Romania. Successful tour, more concert dates are in conflict with guitarist’s and drummer’s interests. They left the band but hopefuly replaced by younng force. Guitarist Michal Siska who brings in very talented guitar player Martin „Kalmi“ Kalmancai(Unmourned). He has a huge influence on musical development of the band. Line up is again complete with new drummer Mito Scholz and keyboard player Michaela (Hecate) and female opera singer Befanna. Concerts within Europe supporting last album Seven Sins in current line up last till 2010/2011. After this period band faces new personal changes. The only members are now Peter and Kalmi. Doomas accepts opportunity to support concert with mighty Eluveitie in Kosice. This concert only as a duo received positive feedback and band continues existence in this line up with automatic drummer. Live shows are quite hard to handle and band calls for help of Mario Turis (guitar) and Michael Bloodspell (keyboard). Still with automatic drummer, but with addition of many sample features Doomas shapes its characteristics sound. Turning point for the band is join of new drummer Erik Sabo in 2012 at Helpfest. This refreshment is beneficial for the whole band but due to time restrictions keybordist Michael has had to left the band. After lot of concerts in Europe it took 2 years to release a new album La Muerte under Gothoom Productions in 2015. First time ever band shoots his first video clip to song Forlorn from album La Muerte. Some critics describe it as controversial but among fans gained positive feedback. Malta, Germany and lot of new countries are explored by the band. Time is again a matter of change. Mario Turis leaving the band. A friend Tomas „Wigo“ Gajda is asked to join the band. However after 1 year he decided to end his journey with Doomas, even if the band is confirmed on Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic. Wigo after this concerts left the band. Vancancy on guitarist has been posted to public. The interest was huge. Among many good applicants the only one how has fullfiled our expectations not only from musical point of view but also personal was Norbert Bajzat (ex Renaissense). In a full force Doomas continues with confirmed live shows in Netherland,Germany,England,Austria, Ireland. Along with concerts band starts to record new EP called Portal, with a release date as of April 2019. Same title has one of its two songs supported by new video clip. New EP should help the band find foreing label which may have interest to release a full lenght album plan to be released in 2021.



 Line-up 

Doomas 

Peter "Doomas" Beťko Bass, 

Vocals See also: Unmourned, ex-Hefaistos 

Martin "Kalmi" Kalmancai Guitars

See also: Unmourned, ex-Achsar, ex-God Defamer (live)

 Erik Sabo Drums Live guitar 

Braňo/NihilisticWonder/ Krška Patrik Šabo Tomáš

 WIGO Gajda Noro Bajzat 

Discography Lost Angels Demo 2006 

Seven Sins Full-length 2008

 LaMuerte Full-length 2015 Portal EP 2019

 Link: https://doomas.com/ Doomas | Facebook https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOOYh-dz6PR4B2i8vQi_oA https://doomasofficial.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/doomasofficial/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jo3XS1o8RDOLEWxbO8esY?si=MNXT6pL PQQ29eCCvZLHnJA