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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Nobody Sleeps Here Musical Score Video

While your Waiting on the Witherfall Vintage release take a trip back with us to the first album "Nocturnes and Requiems"... We have had this in the pipeline for a while but with so much going on we have not been able to release it. So... Here is the "Nobody Sleeps Here" Score Video!
The artwork in the video is taken from the hand drawn "Score' done by Tattoo Artist Jessica Ann at the "Nevermore Tattoo Collective" where Joseph Michael Got his Witherfall Tattoo

NITRO ZUES INTERVIEW

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it? What is your name and what do you do for the band?

Nitro Zeus came from a documentary called Zero Days, it was the name of a project which was designed to use sophisticated internet viruses to exploit industrial devices. In the documentary and I would encourage you to check it out Wes, these devices can cause real world destructive damage and when done in malicious ways on a large scale, it could be used as a cyber weapon - blacking out powerplants and entire cities, disrupting telecommunications, water supplies, exploding oil pipelines, crazy shit. We picked the name for probably the same reason the developers of that project did - it sounded cool.

I'm James, guitarist and one of the writers for the band. I founded a regular jam thing with our drummer Chris in 2016 and we eventually found permanent band mates in late 2017.

 2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

Hello again Wes, we are based in Brisbane Australia - straya - down under - rusty crowe adopted home, kangaroos, great barrier reef, acca dacca

The Scene is banging - lots of great bands coming through - in terms of influencing our sound - its more like being INSPIRED. It's really cool and the scene has been very welcoming to us over the last 12 months.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

Zi and JT have a lot of Japanese metal interests, I enjoy swedish death metal and Chris likes at the drive in. Is any of that a surprise? I know we all had MUSE phases, so maybe them?   



4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

No endorsements, call me *winks*

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?

Our goal was to get out of Chris' bedroom and record a demo to try and get band members, get a gig and maybe record some music. We didn't have huge aspirations, we just figured if we were going to play live and we wrote something worth recording we'd need a plan. We were quite shit, extremely shit. We listened to advice and found ways to reach our goals.

Ultimately we hope to be able to produce our content, our music, videos and other creations we are working on and find ways to reach an audience. We love playing music, love the live scene and we love coming up with crazy shit and figuring out how to do things. We are very DIY.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

Content of quality, we are working on a transmedia narrative which branches from our music lyrics and concepts into our videos and even our posts. i.anomaly EP includes a graphic story - introducing the core of our multiverse story - Transcendent Dog and a host of characters played by the band members and extras.

He is present in our band page videos, he has his own page on social media and talks regularly to followers of the band.

His story and importantly the story of the characters around him will evolve over time. We have plans for transdimensional car chases, raids on moonbases, parasitic aliens which eat dicks and then become the dick living on the host, and a space dragon - she's very badass and maybe a little clumsy.
 

Scripts are constantly written and we plan scheduled videos with live actions VFX and animation. Our videos in 2019 will be of a higher production value with original characters and content we produce from our studio and live action filming

The music is the soundtrack to our story and is deeply engrained - it will evolve over time as the story and its imagery does.

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

It wouldnt stop me from appreciating their recorded work, a good albums a good album. Its important to be able to play a good live set though. People are showing up to see you play- help them have a good night- give them a killer set with maybe a few surprises.

8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?

We really struggle with this answer. Possibly hard alternative rock with sometimes metal and other stuff? Our business card says some kind of blues, hard rock, metal, prog ABOMINATION

...Help?

 9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular? Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

Neither talented or popular, we are in a good position, low expectations means we create mediocre content and people often comment and say things like - the Nitro Zeus is not completely shit.

We're invested in our music, our narrative and the concepts in them. Life is interesting and if what we create, as a result of our exploration of concepts and themes, if it connects to people - that's all we could hope for.

Talent is obviously something you respect in the long term and far better than something thats just cashing in on some vapid trend.

#NOvapid

 10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?
 

JT's sex choker collar - thats our secret weapon - guaranteed entertainment.

Hopefully they enjoy the music, we often touch upon a few different genres & styles  and we hope people find us interesting amd engaging.

Zi goes to great efforts as a performer and us guys try and move on stage in some manner to encourage others to join us. Sometimes it even works.

We would like to add more visual imagery to our shows, we've done this before with projector screens and trippy footage.

I think this will be something we do more of going forward. Depends on the venue & bill.

People come up to us often after shows and are pretty generous with their comments so thats a good sign. We get messages on social media encouraging and supporting us.

People are really lovely to us. So we take encouragement from that.

11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

Released two singles in 2018

Releasing 3 more tracks on our upcoming i.anomaly EP which includes the two singles as included bonus tracks - if you get the EP you get all 5 of our current studio produced music. WHAT A BARGAIN

We also have a 6th track a secret live track we recorded at this crazy electro event called neko nation - we dressed up in costumes you see in the EP art and played some originals with a few covers like cantina band from star wars, Dragon Ball Zi, and mortal kombat - these were definitely something resembling sound. We also recorded an instrumental original which features Zi on keys and as the voice actor for our space dragon - this is one of our favourite tracks to play live because it allows us a bit of improvisation.

To access the secret track - people who have the physical copy of our EP can scan the QR code which will take them to the Nitro Zeus vault. If they can input the correct 6 digit code they get access to the secret track, a video, some artwork and some clues for future mysterys.

To crack the code people will need to piece together the clues we have left over the last 12 months.

We also have half a dozen other originals we rotate in our live set - so about 11 originals

We're currently working on 5 new tracks on top of that - these will be finalised over the course of the year

We hope to record another 5 track EP mid to late in 2019 - our merch sales and gig revenue is going straight back into the bank for the next recording costs.

12. If you have videos where can we see them?

Youtube and facebook will recieve a lot more videos over 2019 - you can see our previously released ones on our pages. Our website http://thenitrozeus.com links to the social media pages. If in doubt where to find our stuff its a good place to start.

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?

I'm not really sure, its almost as if its expected that you put your music on these distribution services.

Is it just clever marketing from the distribution companies or a consumer trend? I think the music industry is still figuring out what to do with itself after digital disruption.

I really dont know enough to comment. We'll just focus on what we can do and the music and content we can produce and look for the best way to distribute our work.

The industry in 5 or 10 years may be different again. We'll have to wait and see.

If you want to support us - buy our merch, pick up our releases or come to our shows. Any money we get goes straight back into funding the recording of our next release.


14.Best moment of your career so far?

We organised a charity event for xmas with some great local bands. That was an amazing night with really cool goodwill vibes. There's been a lot of highlights in a brief amount of time really. From our first gigs, to playing at some iconic local venues, live interviews on the radio etc

I think we've worked hard and done a lot in a relatively short time.

15.Your message to the fans?

Fans? Thats plural. You mean fan. We dedicate all of our songs and our efforts to our sole dedicated fan Transcendent Dog. He's such a good boy and loves a good ear scratch!

Sometimes people show a vague flicker of disinterest in us - so thats almost something. Shout out to those fine folk also.

BONUS BONUS ROUND

Bonus Question who do you bring back Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

I assume this scenario does not allow me to bring them all back?

SHIT

Although I wish these icons had never died and particularly some so fucking young and in tragic circumstances - reality is they are gone and we are simply left with a blessing, they touched our lives and inspired so many people and continue to, even in their passing. Theres something truly special and wonderful about that. 

RIP Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy


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Kore Rozzik INTERVIEW


1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
Kore Rozzik morphed into my stage name from my nickname
Hardkore was my nick name when I was younger because I listened to metal and did wrestling. Rozzik is a offshoot of my birth name.

What is your name and what do you do for the band?
Kore Rozzik Vocals

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.
NYC THE BIG APPLE. The City pushes you to be hard and have a thick skin. To always push and have a never say die by any means attitude

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?
I would say the Ramones and Michael Jackson

4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?
We are endorsed by Dean Markley Strings and Audio Technica Microphones.

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now? I always wanted to be a touring musician and make records. I guess I'm on my way to that now.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?
Create fun and interesting music videos and continue to keep in touch with fans via fb and instagram.
 


7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?
As a musician I can give some slack with certain aspects of a live show. Somethings can be hard to reproduce live or consistently. Singers voices can strained or background vocals may not be as "huge". I think it can be a big let down though when a band sucks live. Usually its due to no stage presence or energy.

8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?
Everybody is hardcore metalcore emo core. I guess I'm just Kore..


9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?
I think sometimes you have to do something drastic to get attention. We will eventually do some of these things but at the end of the day if there's no talent then you'll be a flash in the pan.
 

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?
Our show is a lot of fun. We have smoke lights and props. I change outfits and have a very mixed stage banter. Sometimes is theatrical . Sometimes its comedic and other times its real life social stuff. We aspire to put on big shows like all the classic bands used to do.


11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?
Right Now Just Vengeance Overdrive- our debut full length concept record
available on amazon and the likes

12. If you have videos where can we see them?
www.youtube.com/korerozzik

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?
Well you have to go with the program I guess. Without internet and live shows how else will people hear you? Radio isn't the only game in town.


14.Best moment of your career so far?
Probably getting compliments and advice from some of my heroes. Like Don Dokken, Virus (Dope) and Bobaflex. Getting to sing on stage with Steel Panther was a highlight. I think honestly being able to play anywhere new and steal the show is key. We did that on our last national tour. Heading lining the Gramercy Theatre in NYC for Korefest 6 (our own production). Personally at the time there was a lot of slander and gossip surround me. I felt like I was able to silence all of that with my performance and showcasing the new band.

15.Your message to the fans?
Thanks for being weird and open minded enough to support us. It means everything. Don't give up and Don't be a bozo.

Bonus Question who do you bring back
Dio 


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Druknroll INTERVIEW

The fifth full-length studio album by Russian Progressive Melodic Thrash/Death Metal band.
…You are again in the library – calm atmosphere, favorite books on mathematics, philosophy, astronomy and your brain gradually starts to relax and unbalance… And, suddenly huge Metal Thrash-Death roller levels everything on its way at a furious pace, and only from the cabin the hellish shout of the granny sounds: “Give way!”
It's impossible to solve the hard tangle of high-speed styles: Symphonic, Melodic, Progressive, Alternative, Thrash, Melodic Death Metal! Reinforce-concrete drum and bass mixture is firmly intertwined with powerful guitar passages, aggressive and angry vocal pierces into modern and symphonic keys, and mind-blowing dynamic solos will just unbalance your mind!
The album will gladden the fans of such bands as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Mercenary, Degradead, Dark Tranquillity, and In Flames!
Metal Scrap Records, 2018 (MSR142/CD). Made in Ukraine.

Tracklist:
1. Hundred 05:29
2. Unbalanced 04:40
3. Bad Math 05:31
4. It's Not My Way 04:06
5. Philosophy of Life 04:47
6. On the Hook 04:23
7. Eternal Confrontation 03:12
8. Mirror 05:22
9. The Heroes of the War 04:50
10. Dark Matter 05:22
Total playing time: 48:06

1. Thanks for your time. Tell us about your band and what you do for your band.

Druknroll: It all began in 2006 when I invited great musicians, Sasha and Pyotr, and then Alex and Denys to join the band Druknroll. We decided to play music that merges all styles and genres, but we didn't take jazz yet. And we can't stop even now! Last year we released our 5th album "Unbalanced" and now we are working on our 6th studio album.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?

Druknroll: When I was in kindergarten I used to crawl while mumbling "Droll... Roll... Druknroll..." But it all didn't happen until 2006.
3. What is different about being a musician than you imagined?

Druknroll: I thought that people would pluck their hair on heads and asses when they hear my music but it appeard that they pluck mine!
4. What gear do you use and why?

Druknroll: I love and prefer playing oldschool tube amplifiers like Marshall and Hiwatt but we record using modern technologies and guitar sound plugins. What a paradox.

5. What music do you listen to that would surprise people?
Druknroll: That's Druknroll!

6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?

Druknroll: It all can be found at out great label's site - metalscraprecords.com. And also you can listen to us via streaming services like Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and others.

7. How did you get a record deal? Or do you want a record deal or are you DIY?

Druknroll: After release of our first album we were not satisfied with how our former label worked. And you wouldn't believe - I found Metal Scrap Label site on the Internet. Its chief, Anatoliy, offered nice and appropriate terms for further collaboration. We have already made four albums for Metal Scrap and are working on the 5th now.
8. What bands do people compare your music to?

Druknroll: Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Mercenary, Degradead, Dark Tranquillity, Svartstorm and In Flames!!!

9. Are you pro Spotify / streaming services? Or do you think it hurts sales?

Druknroll: We have our music there, within these services. I mean our label took it there. Well, I think the sales would only increase.

10. What’s the ultimate goal for the band?

Druknroll: Ultimate goal is - as it is with Lemmy and Dio - is eternal life! We're interested in a process of creating music. And when a finished album comes to the listener it is somehow sad because you know that all the work is done.

11. Will we see you tour?

Druknroll: We planned a world tour with Metallica but at the last moment I got my guitar pick stolen so we decided to postpone the whole thing. But not the studio work. We're working on new material, 3 new songs are ready. We're going to release an EP and a new video.
12. Who would you love to tour with?

Druknroll: We'd love to tour with a symphonic orchestra and a choir!
13. What is your favorite song of yours and why?

Druknroll: My favorite song is not written yet because I really enjoy writing songs. For me the process of creating is much more important than the result.

14. Why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?

Druknroll: You would regret till the end of your life and would bang your head against the wall if you don't listen to the great piece of lyrics from our newest album "Unbalanced" - “The philosophy of life - reproduction and kaif!”.
15. What are your favorite music websites labels podcast etc? 

Druknroll: My favorite music labels are Metal Scrap Records!

Denys: My favorite music labels are Nuclear Blast and Napalm Records. They're always got some sweet and killer releases.

16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover?
Denys:  Remember: Never judje albums by the cover! Otherwise Megadeth's album Killing Is My Business...could be their first and last album.
17. If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be? 

Denys: I think it would be Enter Sandman. No one in this world should do a cover of it anymore.
18. Is the record or live show more important? 

Denys: Live show is more important, I think so. It brings more fun, so how can it be pointless?
19. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want to play your music for. 

Denys:  Dimebag Darrell, Bill Steer, Samy Elbanna.

20. Lemmy Ozzy Dio and Rob Halford in a cage match who wins?
Denys: Music, friendship, whiskey.


SEASON OF GHOST SAYS FLEETWOOD MAC DUDE

1. Please tell us about the about the band and its members.
Hi! This is Sophia from the UK-based band, Season of Ghosts! SoG started as a solo project, but slowly evolved into a band. Zombie Sam plays the guitar and Max Buell plays drums. We have a horde of cats helping with music production too!


2. Who does the majority of the writing? Is it a group thing or does someone handle the writing duties?

It’s me and Sam that do everything. We compose together, I decided the style, theme, atmosphere, lyrics, concept, everything and Sam can bring everything to life as he’s very good with music software and graphic design.


3. Where is the band based out of ? Where did you want to the band to end up? What was the dream city to have as your home base once you got out of your scene?

We’re based in London, UK. Season of Ghosts was created and started out in Japan, though, so I consider it a UK/Japan project. Haven’t really thought of a dream city, to be honest.


4. What is your genre? What bands do you use to explain  to people what you sound like?


Both of these questions are really hard to answer and I can’t really explain it to people when they ask. We sound like a mix of Japanese-American and European loud rock and metal, with a ton of cinematic influences and lots of J-pop culture influences. Many people insist our music would serve as a great anime opening theme, which is an honour, as I love anime.


 5. Can we buy anything from you Cd's shirts etc and where can we buy them?


Yes! Digitally you can buy and stream everywhere, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify etc and for those love to get their hands on actual CDs, like me, we have physical copies on sale at seasonofghosts.com/shop, shipping worldwide! We also sell merchandise, signed posters and other cool stuff.


6. Do you have studio time lined up anything new coming soon?
 

The coolest things coming up right now is rehearsals for our upcoming spring tour!


7. Have you ever been on tour? If so where and with who?
 

We’ve been to the US and Europe and this year we want to even further!


8. What is your favorite band? Who are the bands who influenced you?


The Smashing Pumpkins, Anathema, Malice Mizer are some of my favourites. Billy Corgan influenced me a lot as a teenager I think, he’s a very controversial and impactful person.


9. Do you have a website? And do I have to verify that I am 18 to enter it?


Hahah, nope! Our website is innocent and friendly for every age! It’s seasonofghosts.com by the way


10. What about your music do you want people to remember? What is the quality you want to hit people when they hit play?

I compose music with the intent to leave a lasting effect. I’m anti-fast fashion and fast art. I like creating art slowly and carefully, mindfully. I want to create songs that improve my audience’s life, even just a little bit, with soulful music and thoughtful lyrics. Not recommended for those seeking cheap thrills and fast entertainment, we’re old- school!


11. Name a person who is integral to your band that nobody knows about , what person drives your band like they are part of the band? Who is the extra member ?


Cats. They’re a huge motivator and they help with the whole process. For example my beloved Dictator Linda, who recently passed away after 18 years of wonderful life together, helped us package all the pre-orders for the Leap of Faith campaign, our new album.


12. Tell nerds like me tell us about your live rig and equipment.
 

I’m in LOVE with my stage equipment! I use a custom SHURE wireless mic and also custom Sennheiser ear monitors. I collaborate with them exclusively and I was thrilled they customized them for me. Sam on the other hand collaborates with ESP guitar and he’s become an ESP devotee since, while Max works with UFIP!


13.What is your musical guilty pleasure that you are ashamed of?
 

I’m ashamed of nothing! I love Japanese boy bands!


14.If you could custom build a band who would be the members?
 

Never thought about that


15.Message to the fans? What is it?


No matter what you’ve been through, you are not your pain. Live your life from a place of more love and less fear every day, the past doesn’t define you. That’s also the message of the new album, A Leap of Faith.


16.If you could bring back one metal legend who would it be?
 

Hmmm


17. Who in the band has the stinkiest feet?
 

Ew? I’d never tolerate poor personal hygiene! Everyone has to smell of soap, flowers and pink cakes! Thankfully Sam agrees or we wouldn’t be family today.


18. What is the worst album by your favorite band?
 

Many and usually it’s the newer albums, when the band loses sight of their mission and they just release because they have to.


19. How do you think your band will break up?
 

When I have no more stories to tell, or when we get tired of performing I think.


20.Last but not least , Zepplin or The Who

Fleetwood Mac

HP: http://seasonofghosts.com/
TW: http://twitter.com/sophia_sog
FB: http://www.facebook.com/seasonofghosts
IG: http://instagram.com/seasonofghosts


 

MORTANIUS Till Death Do Us Part


MORTANIUS, a progressive power metal band with symphonic and neo-classical elements was formed in 2013 by ex-Outlander vocalist Lucas Flocco and drummer Victor Cardone who were joined by guitarist Mike Gissi and bassist Jesse Shaw. From 2014 to 2016, the band recorded 3 EPs, each one steadily increasing the band’s online presence and fan base. In 2016, after the release of their third and most successful EP at the time, “A Voice From Beyond”, drummer Victor Cardone departed from the band.

A year later in 2017, MORTANIUS returned to the studio to create their first full-length album, “Till Death Do Us Part”. Ollie Bernstein (Ousiodes) recorded all lead guitars on the album, while AJ Larsen (of Madison Rising, Vicious) handled rhythm guitar duties. MORTANIUS also reached out to renowned power metal singers, Leo Figaro (Minstrelix, Dragon Guardian) and Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland) to provide guest vocals. “Till Death Do Us Part” featured the longest production cycle out of any of MORTANIUS‘ previous releases, finally wrapping up production a year later, in the fall of 2018. This album features MORTANIUS‘ most fully fleshed out and dynamic compositions, tightest performances, and highest quality production to date.

Vocalist Lucas Flocco comments:
“The album features a mixture of progressive and power metal. The songs all have melodic vocals that sing catchy lines. Choirs and harmonized vocals are featured heavily. Lead guitars shred fast and harmonized beautifully with each other, and the rhythm guitars are tight and intricate. Keyboards play an integral part to the sound of the album, providing atmospheric flavor and sometimes carrying the main melodies.”

 “Till Death Do Us Part” set for release via Rockshots Records on February 22, 2019

Track Listing:

1. Facing the Truth (feat Leo Figaro) (5:11)
2. Disengage (10:17)
3. Jaded (feat Jonas Heidgert) (9:02)
4. Till Death Do Us Part (18:23)
5. Last Christmas (Wham cover) (5:56)
Album Length: 48:50

Track list

1. Facing the Truth (feat Leo Figaro) (5:02)
2. Disengage (10:00)
3. Jaded (feat Jonas Heidgert) (8:48)
4. Till Death Do Us Part (17:53)
5. Last Christmas (Wham cover) (5:46)

Album Credits (music, cover/art, production

Mortanius is:
Lead and backing vocals - Lucas Flocco 
Bass: Jesse Shaw

Additional musicians:
Lead guitars: Ollie Bernstein
Rhythm guitars: AJ Larsen
Additional lead vocals: Leo Figaro (track 1), Jonas Heidgert (track 3)

Recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Jim Jenca at Pulse Audio, Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA, from 2017-2018.

Cover art by Jota Cravo

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mortaniusband 
Twittter https://twitter.com/mortaniusband
Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/user/Mortaniusband
Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/mortaniusband/
 


 

Within Temptation "Resist

We tend to think that our values are based on our own perspective of the world, but we don’t really think about how that perspective came to life. In fact, the way we look at things is biased: it is based on what our parents have taught us and increasingly polished by the evolution of the digital age. Though evolution is the driving force of life, we always have to stay vigilant. Vigilant for a society that is able to dominate us and shape our values more easily by the misuse and abuse of techs. 

Slowly but surely, our awareness is emerging. We are all trying to escape - and admit it, so are you. We are trying to break free from our fixed patterns and our social commitments. We are in search of freedom to live life the way we want to live it, without anyone or any algorithm having to tell us what to do or what to think.

The message of WITHIN TEMPTATION’S seventh studio album is clear: RESIST. Sharon den Adel: “It’s important to resist, because in today’s society people increasingly get oppressed by social subjection – a process fueled by authorities, dictators but also multi-nationals that manipulate and control. We have to break free in order to develop ourselves, especially when we are constantly being controlled and monitored by a higher power.”

This wake-up call soars through the album track list as a sharpened knife. Four years after the release of HYDRA, WITHIN TEMPTATION is back with a brand new album called RESIST - a record armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks. “RESIST is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for RESIST, WITHIN TEMPTATION wouldn’t be here anymore.”

Following up the release of HYDRA in 2014, the new musical era of WITHIN TEMPTATION has never been stronger as RESIST brings a futuristic take on metal to the table. “We were done with orchestras and classic metal riffs. We’ve done it a thousand times before! This time we’ve expanded our horizon and started listening to powerful artists from other genres that implement bombastic sounds and huge basses into their tracks. All of a sudden we thought: we need these new exciting sounds too - but not the slick artificial feel that so often is connected to it. We started finding ways to roughen up these modern sounds, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before.”

RESIST is a record that shows the diversity of WITHIN TEMPTATION’S new-found metal sound and represents the here and now: “After HYDRA we didn’t feel inspired anymore, up to a point where for the very first time we could see the end of the band coming near. After so many years of making music, only creative inspiration and innovation can motivate you to make a new record. And a very long break, no hasty decisions plus refilling your battery with new experiences. Like I did with recording my solo record My Indigo. It eventually turned the tide. Our hunger to create and innovate awoke again.”

Sharon continues: “With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face - a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could. RESIST is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge.”
 

WITHIN TEMPTATION has never been bounded by frontiers but by expanding the horizon, the band gave its creative writing process a new blast. The new sound of RESIST cuts through bombastic tracks such as ‘The Reckoning’ (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of legendary rockers Papa Roach) and the uttermost heartfelt ‘Firelight’, that was originally written for Sharon’s solo project My Indigo and features Belgium’s best alternative rock singer Jasper Steverlinck. One of the singles to be, ‘Endless War’, could best be described as a vivacious track that thrives on the melodic hook in the chorus. “The more we worked on this track, the heavier it became. It really reflects the vibe of the entire album: a modern sounding theme with blunt riffs and a brutal hybrid drum kit playing hip hop beats.”

Up-beat tempos and heavy wobbles tear through the track list and leaves you almost no room to breath. ‘Raise Your Banner’ grabs you around the neck with an Alice In Chains-like darkness but enables some air thanks to the grand chorus. On this track Sharon is joined by Anders Fridén, lead singer of infamous metalcore band In Flames. “Anders combines melancholic hooks with heavy grunts all at once. It’s amazing to see how he has developed himself as a screamer as well as a singer. It really gives the song an extra dimension.”

After two decades, WITHIN TEMPTATION is ready to break with the past. It’s safe to say that RESIST is an utterly distinctive metal record that takes inspiration from our modern and future society – both musically and personally - and casts it into mind blowing arrangements and dark melodies. And the most important message?

“Arm yourself against organizations hidden behind the other end of your computer. Open your eyes to an institution that’s currently developing programs to track your behavior. Open your eyes to a world that is dominated by governments that like to make you think you are a free person, while it watches every move you make and controls every next step you take. Wake up and protect your freedom!”
WITHIN TEMPTATION:
2/28: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/1: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
3/2: New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
3/3: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/5: Montreal, QC @ Olympia
3/6: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
3/8: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
3/11: Denver, CO @ The Summit
3/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
3/15: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
3/16: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
3/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
3/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
 


  


Rotting Christ "The Heretics"

ROTTING CHRIST have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With a steady core line-up and their well-honed live delivery, ROTTING CHRIST are filling concert halls and reap enthusiastic crowd reactions wherever they go. This demonstration of love from their followers is not just driven by nostalgia as the band has managed to evolve and grow, while staying relevant beyond the classics with their highly acclaimed latest albums such as 'Aealo' (2010), 'Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού’ (2013), and 'Rituals' (2016).
With the new offering 'The Heretics', ROTTING CHRIST are opening a brand new chapter. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis in collaboration with his brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh. The experience is enhanced by Jens Bogren's equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (AMORPHIS, BORKNAGAR, MOONSPELL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and many more). 


ROTTING CHRIST were founded by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis in the year 1987. Starting out on a basis of death and grind, the Greeks had already embarked on a darker musical journey by the time their debut full-length ‘Thy Mighty Contract’ (1993) was revealed. On the following seven albums covering a ten-year period from 'Non Serviam' (1994) to 'Sanctus Diavolos' (2004), ROTTING CHRIST steadily defined their own distinct style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy, and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time, the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. With the highly acclaimed ninth album, 'Theogonia' (2007), the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which has remained with them as a signature trademark ever since. Exploring the mythical legacy of cultures around the globe let to ROTTING CHRIST's massively successful latest release, 'Rituals' (2016). With more than 30 years, 13 studio albums, a dozen EPs, singles and split releases, as well as more than 1.250 shows under their belt, 2018 marked the year of 'Their Greatest Spells' (2018), where they musically revisited their exciting legacy to connect their past with the present.

Now 'The Heretics' marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil. Metal at its best!






Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PAST AND PRESENT METAL COFFEE VIDEO BLAST!

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MOTOR MILITIA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEGXccHxfd8

BOFO KWO  https://youtu.be/-kIO2Ut6sUg

DOAN https://youtu.be/BT4CHcsO4w4

ROYAL ORPHAN https://youtu.be/Fjtemq002jk

STEALTH https://youtu.be/lHnL9wZIUSw

FROZEN BY FIRE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmq3GfiFIyc

ARIELS ATTIC https://youtu.be/uzEcLwuINVM

FINAL COIL https://youtu.be/_SM7fE3lyzw

3 MINUTES TO LIVE https://youtu.be/InO2lxScIg4

ASCENT https://youtu.be/oH68GF39kG0

EVERCROSS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0fYrNFh8w

WHISPERS OF OCTOBER https://youtu.be/rLix0bh8yeA

DIRTY RATS https://youtu.be/nACw1LhmjD4

DAYS TO COME https://youtu.be/ETdAkG3LHiI

LIFE OF SCARS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hs5T9t-Ots

ASHLEY BEAN https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fmsjpf2suDQ

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Humanity Delete (Rogga Johansson) "Werewolves In The Iron Sky" @ Death Metal/Grindcore Inbox x

HUMANITY DELETE was initially formed in 2003, and a demo was recorded but never released. Intsead Ribspreader took the time, and Humanity Delete was put on ice for many years. In 2012 there was an idea to resurrect the band, and finally release the demo recordings. However instead of putting out just the old stuff, an full album was written and released called „Neverending Nightmares“. A few more years passed and time again smiled on the ugly heap that was Humanity Delete, and slowly, or rather very quickly, an album was again spawned forth. This time even uglier and more aggressive than ever before, Fuck Forever World was the second effort with a lot of good reviews, 2018 set a Split old school death metal with Helenic Carnal Garden now third offer to the chaos gods are here Werewolves In The Iron Sky have 9 bullets of hateful death metal.


https://www.reverbnation.com/humanitydelete

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
What is your name and what do you do for the band?

Humanity Delete, and I think the name came about sometime in the early years of the 2000s. I think actually its partly derived from a The project hate title, wich I then chnaged around a bit haha. I do pretty much everything in the band, besdies the solos.

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

Sweden, and I know you pretty much know the scene here haha. And I also think you can hear in our music wehere we are from aswell.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

Besides death metal in general, stuff like Lair of the minotaur certainly had its ways into our sound and writing I think.

4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

I play Serpent King Guitars, the brand built by Henri Sattler, awesome guitars and I have three of them, the Stratus6 model.

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?

Just to make some music, and Im doing just that right now too haha.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

Oh I dont know really, I mostly leave that to the labels, and we try to ofcorpse get our music onto some digital platforms aswell as physical format. We cant do much more really, as we dont play live with this band.

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

Well I certainly dont like it when bands use forty channels when they record an album and then go out to play live as a trio haha, but I dont know really, Im not much into checking out bands live personally but instead prefer their recorded works, so bands can do as they please I think.
 


8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?

I grew up with classical heavy metal, so I guess thats where I come from as a kid, stuff like Accept and still today my fave band is Iron Maiden.

9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

Haha, well i dont care for stuff like that, I just do music for fun, as its what I love to do. People who play music to get rich or famous, I think they maybe should jhave chosen another business haha.

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?

As I mentioned a bit above, we dont play live with Humanity Delete, its a studio band only. we write and record material, and thats our thing, play live we do with other bands we play in.

11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

A bunch of them haha, easy to find too i guess. The new album will be out right about now also, called WEREWOLVES IN THE IRON SKY.

12. If you have videos where can we see them?

If we had them, theyd be on youtube!

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?

Yeah but thats like it it, people want stuff for free all the time, no one wants to pay for stuff naymore haha. And so physical sales are less, and you gotta get your music out anways, so thats why i guess, these online places are important these days.

14.Best moment of your career so far?
 
Fuck knows man, maybe playing Party San or some full clubs throughout Europe, its always fun with a good gig and a pakced place with hundreds or thousands of people enjoying what you do.

15.Your message to the fans?

Buy the music haha.

Bonus Question who do you bring back


Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

As hes one of my absoulte fave vocalists, Id say Dio





Up & coming Metalband SAREA has unleashed a dark and mad music video for their song "Black at Heart".

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ARIELS ATTIC THE SHOW

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ASHLEY BEAN " WHAT YOU DESERVE"

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Pulsus - Verde - Review by Jaime Perez

Pulsus - Verde
Have you ever been impressed by something you don’t really care for? I mean, really impressed? Let me give you an example, in case I’ve lost you already. I don’t like Mariah Carey’s music one bit; it’s not my cup of tea (and I really like tea!), BUT I cannot deny that the lady can sing like few others can. Her goose bump-inducing talent is undeniable, and I respect her for that. OK…I’m not reviewing Mariah Carey’s music nor do Brownsville’s Pulsus sound like her at all, but I can’t help but notice that I have, once again, been impressed by something I don’t really care for. I apologize for going awry with my explanatory introduction, now back to the music review. Pulsus started back in 2015. They have a 4-song EP titled Verde, which is a kind homage for a friend of theirs, Alex Verde, who has since passed away. I like it when music can go deeper than just performing one’s instruments, as this South Texas quintet have done so with the naming of their EP. This EP was released by Confused Records (which surprised me) and actually comes with song lyrics, which is surprising considering the EP comes in a plastic envelope with a simple, two-panel booklet. The band refers to themselves as heavy metal, which I love as much as the next guy/girl, but it is the sub-genre of heavy metal that they delve in that I have never really cared for…djent.
Pulsus are a bunch of skilled, young musicians/writers who have used their talents to create a fusion of Whitechapel/Killswitch Engage/In Flames (the music) and Killswitch Engage/Fallout Boy (vocally). The music is very melodic and well-structured. It is obvious that these songs took a while to write and some obvious effort to construct because their compositions frequently shift in tempo and incorporate many riff and vocal variations. The first two songs of the EP (“Numbers” and “Verde”) have hardly any guitar solos/leads, but the last two (“Summer’s End” and “Follow Me”) have a nice dosage of insane guitar wizardry ala John Petrucci (Dream Theater). I don’t know why Pulsus doesn’t showcase their guitar work a little more because, to me, it was definitely their greatest asset. This is beyond average guitar work…no doubt. Each song has its share of scream-o and clean vocals.
This was recorded at a place called Chuggernaut Studios (Harlingen, Texas?), and this studio conjured up a flawless production for Pulsus. Imagine the production of Fear Factory with their overly-polished, mechanized production, and now you have an idea of how well-produced this EP actually is. The downfall to this though is that it’s very difficult to distinguish where the human aspects and the mechanical aspects of the recording start and finish. It’s almost too perfect that it raises the question of how much studio magic was actually used in finalizing this release. I would like to see these guys live to get an idea of just how well they can recreate their studio performance on the live stage. These guys do their djent very well. I can’t imagine anyone who is into this style of music not being able to get into these guys. They have all the quintessential components of the genre and, really, have no musical weaknesses (other than the genre (djent) itself). Pulsus obviously love what they do because they have invested the time and effort to create this notable EP. To them, I say, “More power to you!” In the history of music, no band has ever been loved by everyone; it just can’t happen. Even the Beatles and Metallica aren’t enjoyed by all, and they are probably two of the biggest bands…ever. I hope these young men stick to what they’re doing because a lot of people are going to enjoy it as much as I enjoy Whataburger ketchup on McDonald’s fries. They don’t need to worry about writing music for people like me, and they probably shouldn’t. (JP)

About Jaime Perez -
Jaime Perez is a founding member and drummer of McAllen Texas’ longest running death metal band, Severance. He has been a part of the Texas metal scene since the early ’80s and continues to do so to this day. His music collection, both cds and vinyl, tallies in at roughly 1500 physical copies and includes a variety of musical genres, although a vast majority is metal. In addition to churning out metal, Jaime is also a former high school English teacher, currently a librarian, and an award-winning author. He has published three novels, two of which have won awards. He can be reached at:
Twitter: @JPerezAuthor



Panteon - Death and Darkness - Review by Jaime Perez

Panteon - Death and Darkness
Death and Darkness, Panteon’s follow-up to Return of the Killer, is more of what you would expect from the Brownsville trio…simple, straight-forward and dark metal. The previous offering had an obvious blend of black and death metal (maybe a 50/50 split, if I had to give percentages to each style), but this album leans more towards the black metal side of things (80/20?). If you liked the previous offering, you are going to likely enjoy this one as well. The song structure and pace have stayed constant, but there are a few noticeable differences between the two releases. The first glaring distinction, to me, was the production.  This release is a little under-produced, which is by no means a bad thing, because the production benefits the genre and Panteon’s style. The 8-song release was recorded again in Lake Jackson, Texas. It sounds like a well-produced demo, but, at the same time, this adds an element of darkness to the overall sound because it comes off as more raw and abrasive. Nothing is lost in the mix; it just has a rougher sound. Hannibal’s Bathory-esque vocals are as decipherable as ever, which comes in handy for those (like me) who pay attention to lyrical content, especially since the band has again preferred to go with a minimal- presentation, digi-pack approach and leave the lyrics out. Panteon did experiment with a few things that weren’t present in their previous release; one additional element was the inclusion of keyboards, which can be heard on “The Rite.” The album ends with the appropriately titled song, “The End”. In this song, Hannibal breaks out into solo mode for the end of this one and does a nice job creating a somber mood in doing so. They nicely incorporated guest backing vocals on “The Rite” from fellow TXDMers Danny (Crucifixion) and Lazaro (Funeral Rites). “The Rite” also happened to be my favorite track on this release; its slow and driving pace gets the head slowly banging in unison with the music. The fact that this song starts with a short excerpt from one of my favorite movies, The Exorcist, has no influence on my enjoying the song (or does it?!). Panteon’s style will remain the same because that is how they did things in the past, is how they do them today, and is how they will continue to do them tomorrow. Fans of old-school, mid-paced, dark, black metal will rightfully eat this up, and luckily for you, Panteon will continue to make sure you don’t go hungry. (JP)
About Jaime Perez -
Jaime Perez is a founding member and drummer of McAllen Texas’ longest running death metal band, Severance. He has been a part of the Texas metal scene since the early ’80s and continues to do so to this day. His music collection, both cds and vinyl, tallies in at roughly 1500 physical copies and includes a variety of musical genres, although a vast majority is metal. In addition to churning out metal, Jaime is also a former high school English teacher, currently a librarian, and an award-winning author. He has published three novels, two of which have won awards. He can be reached at:
Email: jaimeperez917@yahoo.com
Twitter: @JPerezAuthor - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaime.perez.188478




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