Wednesday, May 29, 2019


1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to you:

My name is Dave Perry and I am the creative force behind the one-man-band that is Fear of Water. I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but have been living and making music in Austin, Texas for several years now. I was clinically deaf for the first six years of my life due to a number of birth complications and health issues. Music was paramount to my recovery and since then I’ve known that it is my purpose to make as much music as possible. I have performed and song written for many bands but my main focus now is Fear of Water. You can find three (soon to be four) albums of Fear of Water music on all major streaming and download platforms. Music I have created has also been used in a number of television shows and video games. 

2.What do you classify your sound as, Who do you tell people you sound like? 

I enjoy running the sonic gamut, but essentially I’d classify myself as very melodic hard rock that can swing out of that into acoustic and conversely into metal at times. For the sake of comparison, I’d typically tell people a combination of Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin and Foo Fighters.

3.With digital music in today's world would you vote to keep or eliminate physical media?

 I am all for the physical packaging of music when it contributes to the final product and it’s financially feasible. I don’t see myself printing records any time soon but I will also buy physical copies of my favorite artists’ new releases.

4.What is the reason you decided to be a musician and has that reason paid off?

 Music has played an integral role in my psychological and personal development as a man. I’ve been fortunate to have a skill set that allows me to play any instrument I’m given in a way that expresses what I want to convey, I can’t turn my back on that. I am creatively fulfilled but would love to do more towards the advancement of my musical career.

5.How do you feel about females in metal getting special attention? Do you feel it is fair?

 I am 100% good with musicians of any gender being recognized and admired for their talent, showmanship and aesthetic, hopefully a combination of the three.

6.In the world climate with hatred being at an all time high and metal being an “ angry” music, Do you think your music contributes to anger and hatred?

 Music is an outlet of expression and a reprieve from the ugliness of the world, not a contributor. 

7.Are you opposed to religious beliefs or politics being used in music?

 Not at all. Music first and foremost comes from the expression and articulation of an individuals thoughts and feelings. If that includes politics or religion, then that’s their prerogative. If other people end up liking that music containing those themes, then it’s a win-win for those involved. I think it’s bullshit when an artist is told to “stick to music” after making political commentary. Those worlds frequently intersect. Don’t like it? Shut the fuck up and don’t listen. 

8.We have dive into some pretty deep issues here, do you think your music sends a message and if so what is it? 

The name “Fear of Water” is a reference to humans being composed of over 80% water, and the fear so many have in western society to be an individual, to be true to that water/substance. My music is very focused on that internal and societal conflict of conformity vs. individuality. My music also covers topics in life that I’ve had to confront including child abuse, addiction and suicide. 

9.The market has changed and many bands believe that record labels are a thing of the past, with many labels now charging bands to “sign” how do you think a band can make it in todays scene? 

Music licensing has been great for so many bands, including myself. Also the ability to record incredible albums at high quality continues to drop in price, allowing artists to consistently produce affordable music and then support their craft with tours and merch sales.

10.Why with the thousands of options including netflix , sporting events everything on demand, Why do you think people should take the time to listen to what you have to say in your music? 

When I write music, my main objective is to create something that I am proud of, something that is personally cathartic and something that I would personally enjoy if I didn’t write it. Beyond that, I’m always happy and humbled when people enjoy what I have to share and say. I would never tell someone that they should listen to my music instead of doing something else. My hope is that the music speaks for itself and achieves that goal.

11.How do you feel about pay to play? Do you think it is fair for a band to have to pay money to play? 

On a tour, absolutely. You’re paying for access to a built in audience that, if you have a quality “product” to share, should pay off in the form of new fans, merch sales and potentially future tour opportunities. 

12.It is fact that you are the talent and the entertainment explain what you think is the most important key to success?

 I don’t know what it is, otherwise I’d likely be successful by now. In the meantime, I strive to be true to myself, be authentic with my music, and be kind to others along the way. 

13.In country music and even in some cases rock music is written and performed by different people would your band perform a song written by someone else?
 Absolutely. If Clint Lowery approached me with a song that he felt was right for what I was doing, there’s not a chance in hell that I’d say no to that simply because I didn’t create it. Great music is great music, regardless of source.

14.If you are pro female in music are you pro using sex to sell your music?
 I am not a female, and I’m not opposed to someone doing that, regardless of gender, that’s their prerogative.

15.What is your view on the lawsuits against people saying lewd or unprofessional things to women or men and how does that affect an art described as sex drugs and rock n roll ? 

I think freedom of speech and expression is critically important. I think artists should be free to express whatever they want but they should also be aware that there’s always consequences, good and bad, on various scales. 

16. Ok lets lighten up a bit. What is your favorite band of all time and why?
 Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl is a hero for the same reason as Trent Reznor and Clint Lowery: I have the utmost respect for a multi-instrumentalist front man who can stay relevant over decades, be prolific with his music, be a great human being and overcome tragedy/adversity with grace.

17.What would you be doing if you were not in a band?

 I run a social media agency when I am not making music which I really enjoy but I’d drop it in a second should the right musical opportunity arise.

18. Do you have a favorite sports team?

 I am a fan of Wisconsin teams as a byproduct of my childhood but I am not passionate about any sports. I care more about watching American athletes at the Olympics.

19.If you could get on stage with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
 Dave Grohl, no question, and I fully intend to make that happen one day.

20.This is your shot to let loose, Throw down your biggest complaint about the music biz.

 I feel like the myriad of issues with the music industry has been well documented at this point, but if I had to pick one in today’s day and age, I’d like to see streaming services drastically improve the compensation towards the artists on which they depend for their whole business.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to you.
Hey! I'm Brandon Grider, Lead Guitarist for the metal band 6th Gear! You need to check us out for the love of metal done right! We make our music to please YOU the fans and that is what we have built the sound of our music on.
2.What do you classify your sound as, Who do you tell people you sound like?

I would say we are a mix of Thrash/Death/Groove/NWOBHM/Black/Heavy metal.

3.With digital music in today's world would you vote to keep or eliminate physical media?

Keep the old school shit around!! I love listening to Cd's in my truck and Vinyl when I'm at home!

4.What is the reason you decided to be a musician and has that reason paid off?

I decided to become a musician because I refuse to be the low man on the totem pole for the entirety of my life. Who wants to work for the man when you can BE the man?? TO THE TOP!!

5.How do you feel about females in metal getting special attention? Do you feel it is fair?

Lmfao chicks all around the world get special attention and have since the beginning of time. Nothing is going to change that and it does not affect me in any way shape or form. I Honestly have no opinion on the matter.

6.In the world climate with hatred being at an all time high and metal being an “ angry” music
Do you think your music contributes to anger and hatred?

My music is a direct way for people like me to cope with the chaos of the world that we live in, I believe that without my music I would loose my grip on reality and my senses when thinking of the clown world that we live in.

7.Are you opposed to religious beliefs or politics being used in music?

Religion has always been a part of music in some way, and I am not opposed to music opening doors for people looking to find their peace in life.

8.We have dive into some pretty deep issues here do you think your music sends a message and if so what is it?

The message behind 6th Gear is that Vulgar display of Power punch to the face of adrenaline that you get behind the wheel of a sports car flying down the highway in 6th Gear.
9.The market has changed and many bands believe that record labels are a thing of the past, with many labels now charging bands to “sign” how do you think a band can make it in todays scene?

Honestly it is really hard to make it in this scene, but down be down on yourself about it. If you have the talent, drive, and dedication it takes to make it happen then you will surely prevail.

10.Why with the thousands of options including netflix , sporting events everything on demand
Why do you think people should take the time to listen to what you have to say in your music?

People know raw heavy metal when they hear it, and there is no denying that is what 6th Gear has to offer. Our fans eat that shit up and that's because we don't go ouout here and prance around the stage like a pop star or sell out for the money. This music is our livelihood but its it's not all about money, we love what we do and so do our fans!

11.How do you feel about pay to play? Do you think it is fair for a band to have to pay money to play?

Pay to play is a JOKE. We have what the people want, you pay us to come and provide our services, end of story.

12.It is fact that you are the talent and the entertainment explain what you think is the most important key to success?

Commitment to the music. Commitment to your band mates. A passion that drives you further than never before.

13.In country music and even in some cases rock music is written and performed by different people would your band perform a song written by someone else?

Of course!! Though we don't partake in many cover songs, Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine is one of our best and my favorite covers. Can you imagine RATM in drop C with pinch harmonic squeals on lead, a chunky/crunchy tone on rhythm, and Death metal Vox? Yeah, it's a good time. We also have a really Thrashy rendition of Grinder by Judas Priest!

14.If you are pro female in music are you pro using sex to sell your music?

Everyone has their own way to make it in this industry and it is very cutthroat. I'm happy for you if you have found your way to get your music to the masses.
15.What is your view on the lawsuits against people saying lewd or unprofessional things to women or men and how does that affect an art described as sex drugs and rock n roll ?

I think that people that are easily offended do not belong in this scene. Not everyone is going to like you and it wouldn't be fun if everyone did. Suck it up buttercup, the world doesn't revolve around you.

16. Ok lets lighten up a bit. What is your favorite band of all time and why?

Definitely Avenged Sevenfold. When I was a young kid probably 12 or 13 my neighbors father told him he had to give away some of his games before he was allowed to buy a new console so he gave me a plethora of Playstation 2 games. Accidentally Avenged Sovenfold's "Live in the LBC" concert DVD was placed in one of the cases. I put it in expecting to to be some badass video game and at first was dissapointed, but as soon as I heard "Critical Acclaim" I was hooked. The harmonies in the guitars and vocals plus the lyrical content was enough to turn me into the metalhead I am today.

17.What would you be doing if you were not in a band?

I would probably be a criminal.

18. Do you have a favorite sports team?

I don't really fuck with sports. I slipped a disk in my back during football practice in high school and never looked back.

19.If you could get on stage with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

Probably Dime. I know for a fact he'd show me up on guitar but that man's ability to snatch up a pinch harmonic squeal is down right inspirational.

20.This is your shot to let loose, Throw down your biggest complaint about the music biz

Why are we sending so much support to these bands that have clearly sold out for the money?? It's time for a new wave of heavy metal to be released to the masses and 6th Gear is here to remind you all how it's done.

Monday, May 27, 2019


Fear Of Water

Rock, Melodic Hard Rock

Austin / Milwaukee


So what got you into music and how long have you been doing it for?

I had extensive bouts of sickness and infection from birth which caused long term damage on my hearing and other aspects of my health. Several surgeries, a dozen medications and years of speech therapy helped me finally get back to somewhat normal but from a development standpoint, I was years behind kids my age. I struggled greatly with all my academics, any form of memorization and even a large amount of motor skill related tasks. I have always gravitated towards music, even when I was clinically deaf due to my illness as a child. My family has VHS tapes of baby Dave sitting next to giant speakers because I could feel the vibrations of Genesis, The Stones and Springsteen. Once I regained my hearing, I would OBSESSIVELY listen to any and everything, actually gravitating towards jazz early on. That being said, I had zero musical abilities or talent.

I tried out for band in 4th grade, I wanted to play sax so damn bad. In my mind, that instrument was the epitome of cool. My try out on a plastic recorder was beyond horrible, so the band director relegated me to the percussion section. It quickly became clear that drums were for the rejects that wanted to be in band but couldn’t hang with the other performers.

At first I was biter but I quickly discovered Nirvana, Metallica and NIN. I quickly understood that rock doesn’t live without drums and I became dedicated to embracing this instrument. I struggled for two years, had absolutely zero ambidexterity. I felt like a marionette and I couldn’t clip the strings. I tried and tried to no avail.

Then in the spring of 1996, I very vividly remember listening to Load by Metallica, specifically Ain’t my Bitch. I was listening to the song over and over, air drumming on my lap during a multi-hour car ride when I felt a very distinct “pop” in my head. All the sudden I felt like the strings were finally clipped and I finally achieved ambidexterity. Over the next year, everything fell in to place: my academic drastically improved, my memory came back out of nowhere and I became obsessed with drums. From that point on, I knew that music was going to be an integral part of my life so I dedicated the vast majority of my free time to learning as many instruments and music as possible. 24 years later I’m still going.

What was the first song you ever learnt?

Ohhhh….good question. On drums it was In Bloom by Nirvana. That intro/hook drum fill was my absolute favorite. On guitar, probably anything/everything on SMASH by Offspring.

Most people spend the better part of their years learning one instrument, but you’re pretty much a one-man-band. What was the driving force behind learning more than one trade?

Going back to my first answer, I came to the understanding that I had unlocked this skill set and I needed to explore it as much as I can. I’m still learning new things every year. My mom’s side of the family has been incredibly musical for several generations so I’m starting with a good tool kit.

(Embedded below is Dave’s kickass cover to Sevendust’s 'Bonfire’)

What’s your go-to song when you pick up the guitar or sit behind the kit?

Drums: March of the Pigs by NIN. It was the first “complex” beat I ever learned. The idea of playing in 5/4 initially blew my mind but once I got it, I couldn’t stop.

Guitar: Sad but True by Metallica. It will forever be the ultimate metal song to me.

Your biggest inspiration?

A three way tie between Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Clint Lowery. They are all multi-instrumentalists that are great people who have maintained a strong career through changing genres and tough times (addiction, loss, legal battles, etc.)

What’s your fondest musical memory?

That “pop” in 1996 was pretty damn magical. In recent history, it was playing to a sold out crowd opening up for Pop Evil last year in Wisconsin. The crowd energy was electric and that feeling is addictive!

As a casual bedroom guitarist myself, I feel like very often we reach plateaus and don’t even realize it - After doing music for so long, how do you think one can assess their skills?

I think it’s important to always be trying new things, especially if you’re uncomfortable with it: new styles, new tubings, new instruments, writing original when you’ve only done covers. If you’re really struggling, then that’s a benchmark for that moment but now you have a goal, set your sights and push through.

Are you happy with where the rock scene is currently at? How do you think we can make it better?

Yes and no. The music industry as a whole will never be the same with the advent of streaming and stealing music. It has made an already unlikely career a near impossibility for most. That being said, newer tools allow for more casual musicians to get their music in front of people they never could have otherwise. Specifically Rock: it’s still a live in several different genres. I know my generation will keep it alive as long as we can.

If you were stuck on an island indefinitely, what one album would you take with you?

Assuming I have a device on which I can play said album? 😊 The Colour and the Shape by Foo Fighters. It’s a masterpiece.

Who’s one lesser known musician you think people should know about?

Danny Schmitz (from Milwaukee, lives in NYC). He has a killer band, Lost in a Name, and is also a stellar solo artist & producer. The man can shred and we’ve collaborated on a few songs that you can hear at

And what does the future hold for Dave Perry? Any closing words?

A metric shit ton of music! You will be able to find four albums of Fear of Water music on all major steaming and download sites over the next couple of months. I also have several new videos that I’ll be publishing on YouTube and Facebook this winter as well. 🤘🏼🤘🏼

Used to be clinically deaf, now I'm making as much music as humanly possible. One man band in Austin, TX. Music available now on all major streaming sites. 

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Requiem For Oblivion Steve Jacobson 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?

Band name: Requiem For Oblivion

This band started as a solo project and the name reflects my journey as an addict on the streets of California and the journey into recovery. But it is more than that...A funeral for futility that applies to all who struggle with addiction, alcoholism, depression and other mental disorders. The last album really started to expand out and touched upon more global ills...reflecting the statement 'As above, so below. As within, so without.'

As a side note, because I am a recovering addict I have a couple things in the works to address the national opioid epidemic that will involve this Requiem For Oblivion theme.

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

We are based out of Erie, Pa where I relocated from California years ago.  Originally (and still) I looked at it as a great location because we are surrounded by Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. The metal scene in Erie was pretty strong here back in 2010/2011 with 3 or 4 great venues, decent support and a few really killer bands. Unfortunately in the last several years literally all but one venue have dried up and the fan support in almost nonexistent. Most bands now find that they have to travel and/or focus mainly on the global, internet side of things.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

I'll speak for myself but I listen to some non-metal that may surprise people.  The Mediaeval Baebes, Death Cab for Cutie, Karl Sanders, V.A.S.T. (first album), Rush (probably no surprise that a metalhead listens to Rush), Duncan Sheik, Porcupine Tree, RA (the hard rock band), etc...All of those artists have helped shape the sound of the band, either subtly or overtly. In addition, I actually practice Hindu (Sanskrit) chanting which finds it's way into most of the projects I'm involved in.

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

We are not endorsed by anyone. I've never even looked into it. Lol I guess I'd probably want to be endorsed by a guitar (Schecter, Jackson) or a boutique amp/effects company (Kemper, Axe FX,)

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

My ultimate goal was and still is to make a full-time living with music. Whether it's from this band, one of the other projects, or the solo licensing stuff I'm working on (or any combination of those), that is still the goal. Some touring (even abroad) would be nice at some point...nothing too crazy but to experience it would be cool.

Really not very close to my goal at this point. Money has been hit or miss with the extreme metal stuff but a lot of that may be that we have not really had much exposure at all nor much of a budget for that. Plus we have played locally and regionally but nothing real consistent (because of lineup changes, etc.) and like I mentioned before, no touring yet.

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?

I try to release teaser videos for new music periodically since it has been nearly 2 years since our last release. Then, we will release a new full song about 3x prior to the album release.

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?

I remember seeing a video of Guns And Rose's live one time and they sounded terrible! I didn't like them much anyway but after that, I really lost respect for them. I know a big part of that was how wasted they were but c'mon! Have some respect for your craft!

Conversely, a band like Rush who sounds immaculate in concert and is able to reproduce live what I hear on the album, has my utmost love and respect. So yes, we do strive to reproduce musically what you hear in the studio.

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

Death Metal. But I sometimes describe it as hybrid death metal...or even garbage can death metal.
We combine elements of slam, technicality,  atmosphere and prog into an old/new school package. Haha

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?

Yeah, we're not popular at all! But I think we're one of the more creative and talented bands in our region. I really would like to know what being popular feels like but not at the expense of creating music we can't passionately endorse!

I think we'll get there if we keep plugging away. This is actually the first album we've written inside the span of a year, with a lot of focus and solid identity, and all the same members.

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?

I mean we don't jump around like mall-core bands or have a crazy front man that climbs the rafters and hangs upside down like Fair To Midland. However, we will kick you in the teeth with our music! A recent focus has been to create moments in our songs that translate to memorable points during the set. We plan to add some visual aspects to the live show that we haven't had before but we want to play out a while with the new lineup and get the kinks out first.

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

We have a 2010 6 song demo (not really available anywhere), 2011 and 2013 EPs and two full-lengths, Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes and Burning Nation (all on our Bandcamp). There are a few other songs floating around which are low quality recordings, that probably will never see the light of day...until or unless, I re-record them.

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

We have a YouTube.

We've never recorded any professional videos but theres a few picture/lyric ones on there. We had live videos too but I removed them as the sound quality was terrible.

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, we try to put our stuff in as many places as possible. With the new models of the music industry digital placement is king I guess. There is less label support and more direct band to fan relationships than ever.

I am torn on the whole controversy around 'give away free stuff to market yourself' as opposed to 'devaluing our work by letting everyone have it for free'. I've done a little bit of both and neither has really stood out as a better strategy to be honest.

I'm also torn on the 'pay to play' or 'eating tickets' phenomenon to get on bigger shows, with bigger bands, to present yourself to a potentially new, bigger audience. But again I think that practice has trained locals to feel like they shouldn't have to pay anything at a local venue to party and watch 3 or 4 small time bands hit the stage.

14.Best moment of your career so far?

'Moments'...We've had a few: opening for Katatonia, Kataklysm and Fleshgod Apocalypse were amazing shows. We played a big show, with a lot of bands, hosted by Metal Sanaz who was a big deal for a hot minute. We've opened for Mushroomhead a few times and those tend to draw big crowds locally. We were featured in No Clean Singing in 2017 when they shared and did a write up for the title track off our Burning Nation release. Recording at a big studio in Cleveland in 2011 was quite an experience! We played Celebrate Erie (a big 3 day street party) and got a good sized check 3 out of 4 years here in town. Getting a couple offers from small record labels was flattering as well. There's been quite a few highlights.

15.Your message to the fans?


Well, not sure how many of our fans will read this but I know there are A LOT of fans of music similar to what we do. I would say check out our stuff, watch for the new album which is going to be a slapper! And help (in whatever way you can) free this world from the addiction cycles it is caught up in.

Bonus Question who do you bring back

Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

For me, probably Randy...I loved Ozzy's first two albums...even tho Jake E. Lee was my fave Oz guitarist. But maybe it would be Dio...I didn't get into him until I got older though.

Depraved Murder - Manifestation


Death is the ultimate mystery, the unknowable darkness from which none return. For some the inevitability of death fills them with fear, a constant parasite of panic gnawing at their nerves. For others that same inevitability leads to simple, quiet acceptance. And for a few troubled souls death becomes an obsession, an addiction, an entity to worship and adore - a god. They are driven to feed the insatiable hunger of their god, piling body upon body on their altars of morbid fascination and lust. Soon, the simple extinguishing of life is not enough to satisfy the thrill driven killers and their gods of destruction; the method of dispatch becomes ever crueller, more wickedly inventive, sadistically creative. Each victim is a canvas, each corpse a twisted work of art...each sacrifice an act of depraved murder.

The Indonesian brutal death metal scene is a seething swamp of savagery, producing some of the most violent, stunningly savage music in the world. In that murderous morass of psychopathic perversion few names are as revered and respected as that of Depraved Murder. Since their bestial debut album, Remnants Of Depravity, shocked listeners worldwide with its merciless assault on the senses, fans of the sick and socially unacceptable have been waiting hungrily for more from this diseased death squad. Now the wait is over and a new monument to nightmares is ready to be revealed! Manifestation features nine hymns to horror, nine sacrifices to be laid at the feet of the death god - including an organ-bursting new take on the band's classic 'Disgenosome'. The riffs hack and dismember, the drums raining down incessant blows to the skull while the hate-filled vocals of guest vocalist 'The Ripper' spit out a litany of dark desires and sickening promises of pain.

With Manifestations Depraved Murder have crossed new boundaries and gone to new extremes, with an album that is utterly relentless. There is no hiding place, no moment's peace or respite from the pain; once 'Gore Green Meditations' has begun this is a non-stop trip through agony to death. Now with the power of new label, Comatose Music behind them, Depraved Murder are unstoppable. Be aware, be awake...the next victim on the death god's altar could be you.
Ogy Pradana - Guitars
Sahrul Ramadhan - Drums
Ismul Azam - Bass
Clod 'The Ripper' De Rosa - Vocals (Guest)

Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Devourment | Skinless | Deeds Of Flesh | Broken Hope
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" of the greatest testaments to death metal." - ALL METAL REVIEW


1914 Release Official Video For “C'est mon dernier pigeon”!

The Blind Leading The Blind, Out May 31st!
Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 will re-release their breakthrough album "The Blind Leading The Blind" on Napalm Records on May 31st! The album quickly sold through its initial pressing and is out of print now. With their unique blackened death/doom metal sound, 1914 leads you back in one of the darkest chapters of the last century - they breathe The Great War! 

C’est mon dernier pigeon” is the first ever released official video by the Ukrainians. It illustrates the cruelty of one of the biggest battles in European history, the Battle of Verdun between Germany and France during The Great War. 1914 use historic weapons and surroundings to put the viewer directly into the trenches around Fort Vaux. 

1914 on the new video:
“We proudly present you our first video for the song 'C'est mon dernier pigeon'.

The events displayed in the video tell us the story of the Fort Vaux defence during the battle of Verdun in 1916. A handful of brave French soldiers under the command of Major Raynal resisted the outstanding German forces, numbered around 600 men the defenders were capable to destroy more than 3000 of the enemy soldiers but were doomed to fail. After the surrender of the fort garrison, the German army group commander Crown Prince Wilhelm, presented Major Raynal with a French officer's sword as a sign of respect. Surely, the appropriate act as for the last war of the gentlemen.”

Watch the new video HERE.
Strongly influenced by genre heroes like Bolt Thrower and Entombed, 1914 released "The Blind Leading The Blind," the follow up album for "Eschatology of War" (2015), on November 11th 2018, exactly 100 years after the end of WWI, which making them one of the most talked about bands in the genre

“1914 deliver an outstanding album!”

The Blind Leading The Blind has been meticulously crafted to be the band's big breakthrough

1914 create a powerful atmosphere solidified by tight songwriting”

-Decibel Magazine -

For the Fallen Ones - Because those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
- 1914

Pre-Order "The Blind Leading The Blind" HERE!

It’s neither about politics, nor about propaganda - it’s just war, trenches, fear, hopelessness and endless death around of you” -1914 -
1914 Live:
24.05. 19 NL - Erica / Pitfest
18.07.19 SK - Revistske Podzamcie / Gothoom Open Air
21.07.19 HU - Budapest / A38 Hajo
09.08.19 AT - Vienna / Escape
10.08.19 AT - Graz / Club Q
19.10.19 BE - Arlon / Night Fest Metal X
more tba!

Line Up:

Vocal - 2.Division, Infanterie-Regiment Nr.147, Oberleutnant – Ditmar Kumar

Guitar - 37.Division, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.73, Wachtmeister - Liam Fessen

Guitar - 5.Division, Ulanen-Regiment Nr.3, Sergeant - Vitalis Winkelhock
Bass - 9.Division, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.7, Unteroffizier - Armin von Heinessen

Drums - 33.Division, 7.Thueringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.96, Gefreiter - Rusty Potoplacht

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On June 1st, 2019, "Unto the Wolves" will release a new song featuring Guest Vocalist, Kiara Laetitia. The song will be released only to patrons of the "Unto the Wolves" Patreon account and only if your reward tier you've signed up for includes access to music.

"Unto the Wolves" is a Hard Rock/ Metal project with one goal in mind, to inspire tolerance and acceptance of all races, religious beliefs, and cultures. Every song is inspired by historical or religious writings that are considered important by one people or another. The songs are not based on the text found in these books, but rather served as inspiration for the ideas behind the songs. 

Each month, a topic is chosen from a single culture or religion. This is pulled from historical events or writings such as the Bible, the Quran, the Torah, Book of Shadows, the Book of Mormon, Vedas, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Tao Te Ching, to name a few. Once the text is chosen, it is methodically analyzed and discussed to then inspire lyrics for a song to be created and released at the end of the month. During the month, there will be project inspired art and online articles posted along with video journals discussing the content, writing technique, style, and interviews about the topic chosen.

Kiara Laetitia is known for being the vocalist in Skylark from 2003 to 2011 and her solo EP Fight Now with David DeFeis from Virgin Steele. Fight Now reached #15 in the Italian Amazon Music Chart in 2013. In Japan, she is featured in a collection of trading cards together with Ronnie James Dio, Kai Hansen, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, and Metallica. The album The Last Gate reached #3 in the HMV Japan Charts in 2007. In 2014 she launched Musicarchy Media, a rock and metal record label and management company whose artists include Deadly Circus Fire, Haster.  On September 11, 2017, Kiara Laetitia published her first book Extreme Makeover Music, a management method for independent artists and announced a comeback as a vocalist. In October 2017, the album The Last Gate reached the iTunes Top 200 Australian Metal Charts at #28, ten years after its release. In June 2018 Laetitia releases 7th album Bulletproof, this time with Rockstar Frame.

This is high impact for radio / press now!! request for interviews can be set up by emailing as well as request for music or any other info you need.



Appreciation of the pioneers

Italian hopefuls ONTBORG were founded in 2017 out of the ashes of Voices Of Decay by former band members to take a new direction with melodic Scandinavian DEATH METAL.

ONTBORG remembered their metallic roots to play the kind of Metal they grew up with, creating their own sound and indulging their blazing fondness for bands like Dismember, Necrophobic and Benediction.
Lukas Flarer • Vocals, Guitars
Florian Reiner • Guitars
Harald Klenk • Bass
Christoph Flarer • Drums
In February/March 2019 ONTBORG entered the Sound Control Studio to record their thrilling debut album "Within The Depths Of Oblivion".

The perfect fitting and catchy cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano.

The resulting, intentionally staged memories of Swedish genre pioneers such as Sacramentum and Dissection are certainly not to be dismissed out of hand.
Frontcover • "Within The Depths Of Oblivion" • Artwork: Juanjo Castellano
▶ Official release of "Within The Depths Of Oblivion": May 24th, 2019 ◀

01. Living Is A Torture 03:16
02. Within The Depths Of Oblivion 03:56
03. Entwined In Darkness 05:45
04. A Storm Breaks The Silence 05:08
05. This Time 05:34
06. Die To Be Alive 03:12
07. Snow Of Lethe 03:12
08. No Memories Beyond 04:22
09. The Long Awaited Winter 05:11
10. Black Garden 05:59

total: 45:34 min.
On May 24th "Within The Depths Of Oblivion" will be released in physical form, and is available via all common digital channels and platforms.

ONTBORG are ready and determined to honor the grand legacy of the early heroes of the profession!
ONTBORG • "Within The Depths Of Oblivion" • Album teaser

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Collaboration feat James Durbin and Guitarist, Alex Grossi
Project launches with astounding reworking of
Benny Mardones 80’s Classic, Into The Night

The New Strange, may very well be one of the most appropriately named projects to come along in a long time….  The unlikely duo is set to release their musical take on one of the biggest pop hits of all time Benny Mardones "Into The Night"

The New Strange is a unique musical partnership between James Durbin, of American Idol fame, and journeyman rock guitarist Alex Grossi.

Alex and James have worked both individually and collectively on various projects, with music placed with Walt Disney Touchstone Pictures FX NBC VH1 ABC FOX and many others writing original material as well re-working existing tracks to fit with the producer or director's vision.

After hearing the Benny Mardones classic “Into The Night” playing on a Waffle House jukebox James and Alex on a whim decided to take a stab at recording a “Rock” version of the double platinum hit song. Upon hearing their rough mix it was clear that what they ended up with was more than just a simple “re-make” and they sent the track to Mardones himself!

States Benny Mardones: “James Durbin & Alex Grossi have done something that NO other artist ever has done with my “Into The Night ”, They found the key to making it an honest to God rock ballad. I am simply over the moon!

“Into The Night” is unusual for being one of only 10 recordings in history to ever ascend to the Top 20 of Billboard Hot 100 chart twice  first in 1980 and again in 1989 and to this day is one of the top 25 most played songs on American Radio.

With this project we haven’t set out to do anything more than what WE want to do not what we think will make other people like it" says Durbin. “It’s nice to do something that reminds you why you got into this crazy business to begin with", adds Grossi. “I’d consider what we’re doing to be more of an idea or a concept than an actual band, the refreshingly unique way that this whole came about has been very inspiring both artistically and professionally.”

Golden Robot Records is excited to be releasing what could very well be the “Into The Night”  hat-trick, seeing it return to the Top 20 for the third time! The label will release the track along with the bands original track, the arena-ready “Tomorrow Never Comes

Both tracks were recorded and produced by Alistair James who most recently worked with the Joe Perry/ Alice Cooper/Johnny Depp project "Hollywood Vampires"

Listen and purchase the songs here

Watch The Soaring Lyric Video For Into The Night here

Listen To Benny Mardones talking about the new version here

Ladies & Gentlemen There's a NEW STRANGE in town

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The New Strange are part of an international roster that includes such iconic artists as, guitar legends John Sykes and Gilby Clarke (ex Guns ’n’ Roses), Guns ’n’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Hookers & Blow, Little Caesar, King's X, The Lazys, Trope and the all-star A New Revenge.

Plus, Golden Robot Records boasts an incredible line up of Aussie acts, led by Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus, Misex and featuring Steve Kilbey, Palace Of The King, Jailbirds, Fyre Byrd, The Kids, Destrends, Flickertail and many more.  Watch out for more incredible names who will be joining GRR’s international roster in the near future!

Golden Robot Records now own five record labels and have teams in every major market in the world: Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, London, Tokyo and Auckland. With globally experienced music industry veterans heading up key roles in A&R, Management, Marketing and Publicity, Golden Robot Records are able to give their roster maximum exposure and support.

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