SHIBALBA – Aligment I Fa Ra On

 Greek/Swedish band SHIBALBA release first single from the upcoming album “Stars Al-Med Hum”, due out on November 23rd via Agonia Records. The new track is titled “Alignment I Fa Ra On”, and is available for streaming SHIBALBA was created by the members of black metal bands, Acherontas and Nåstrond. It differs greatly from the aforementioned acts, with main focus set on expressing shamanic, trance-like states, by the use of ethnic instruments and musical technics peculiar to religious rituals. In doing so, the band also incorporates contemporary synthesizers and guitar drones. Some of the more traditional instruments they use include Tibetan horns & singing bowls, bone & horne trumpets, darbukas, ceremonial bells & gongs… Continue reading

Irk – I Bleed Horses

Leeds 3 piece Irk make ugly, angular, noise-fused, math rock, consisting of drums, bass, and vocals. Having recently announced the release of their debut album “Recipes from the Bible” on 7th December, Irk have now shared an intense live session video featuring new track ‘I Bleed Horses’, recorded by Technoir Productions in Leeds. Vocalist Jack Gordon comments, ‘I Bleed Horses is inspired by the myriad arbitrary manifestations of horrible masculinity and all the awful bile that is effectively normalised as a result. Parts of the song can be quite triggering, which isn’t fun, but when the most powerful world leader is on… Continue reading

BaK – Dasha Hara

Enigmatic Australian project BaK are set to release their first music in the UK in late 2018 – the Flower EP will be released on the 30thNovember 2018. BaK are an intricate fusion of progressive rock and strong Indian & Middle Eastern themes – ‘ethno prog’. Like Tool doing a tribute to Disney’s Aladdin! BaK’s music is a blend of traditional Middle Eastern and Indian music, with a haunting, eerie vocal, and a rock/metal section occasionally brought in and out as a feature. The band’s first release ‘Flower’ seamlessly weaves in and out of purposeful heavy chord sections with enormous… Continue reading

Smash Into Pieces – In Need Of Medicine

 With 3 released albums, 11 singles, more than 40 million streams on Spotify and 8 million views on Youtube, Smash Into Pieces are now releasing their fourth studio album, EVOLVER. The alternative rock band Smash Into Pieces made a big breakthrough in their home country Sweden in 2015 with their second album release, *The Apocalypse DJ*. The following years contained several world tour as support to bands like Alter Bridge, Halestorm, Amaranthe to name a few… In 2017 the band released their third album *Rise & Shine*. The success continued and the international massive touring made ways to new fans. With… Continue reading

The Survival Code – Take It As It Is

THE SURVIVAL CODE continue to go from strength to strength. Last month, the highly-rated alt-rockers dropped their much-acclaimed sophomore album, Hopelessness Of People, through Good Deeds Music Ltd. The band now release a spanking new video, Take It As It Is If you are new to the band, THE SURVIVAL CODE are a ultra-impressive rock duo based in London, with a front-man from Dublin. Combining passion, outstanding musicianship, and raucous live performances, the twosome deliver concise burly rock cuts that strike and ignite your senses. The band have garnered support from many industry tastemakers, picking up coverage from Kerrang!, Classic Rock, Powerplay, Rock Sound Magazine, as well… Continue reading

Texas Metal Outlaws – “Echoes of Memory”

TEXAS METAL OUTLAWS have released the official video for “Echoes of Memory,” a track from the all-star project’s self-titled debut album.The song features vocalist James Rivera (Helstar, Distant Thunder, Destiny’s End, Seven Witches, Malice, Flotsam and Jetsam, Agent Steel, Shadowkeep);  guitarist Robert Williams (Ignitor, Witches Mark); guitarist Stuart Laurence (Agony Column, Ignitor); guitarist (solo on the track) Larry Barragan (Helstar, Eternity Black, Santa Oscuridad), bassist Stony Grantham (Shadowkeep, Byfist); and drummer Cody Gilliland (Immortal Guardian). Links to stream and pre-order TEXAS METAL OUTLAWS’ s/t debut album, which will be released October 26 on CD (Heaven and Hell Records and vinyl (Texas Metal Underground… Continue reading

Dead Ground – We All Feel The Same

 Dispatching a powerful sound that is raw, moody and immersing, DEAD GROUND endeavor to create music that holds true value built upon integrity and honesty. The alternative trio have just released their brand new single, We All Feel The Same Formed in 2015 and pulled together by a mutual love for alternative and singer/songwriter rock, this powerhouse trio have released two EPs which adeptly showcase the band’s captivating blend of heavy rock and delicate songwriting. Framed around Ollie Harris’ vocals, and Ed Tucker and Jake Friese-Greene’s solid rhythm section, the threesome pave a superb pathway for the intense and… Continue reading

Mandrel Cantus – Excerpt

Internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist Jo Quail, who is currently on tour across Europe with Mono and A Storm of Light has shared a new track from her upcoming album ‘Exsolve’. Recorded with Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios (Electric Wizard, Primordial, Witchsorrow, Conan), the album will be released on 2nd November. Commenting on the track Jo adds, ‘Mandrel Cantus is a track that’s been evolving over a long period of time, and continues to morph each  time I perform it live. I started with abstract percussion, in fact I I built a whole new armoury of sounds for this track, and… Continue reading

Bonfire – “Legends”

Bonfire – “Legends” 2CD (AFM Records)  Wow – like totally mental! I didn’t think these German hard rockers did anything really crazy…until Bonfire & Friends: A Night With Rock Legends. Clearly still fired up from their youth over the music they grew up to and were inspired by, Bonfire will be setting forth on tour this November with Phil Mogg (UFO), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Dave Bickler (Survivor), Dieter ‘Quaster’ Hertrampf (Puhdys –  the longest-serving rock band in Eastern Germany), Robin Beck, Johnny Gioeli (Axl Rudi Pell), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), James Christian (House Of Lords) and Paul… Continue reading

Impellitteri – “The Nature Of The Beast”

Impellitteri – “The Nature Of The Beast” (Frontiers Music)  ‘…my guitar sound is like a chainsaw blended with a beautiful Stradivarius violin…’. One of the world’s greatest shredders, prepare yourself for the awesome mastery of Chris Impellitteri – a man who challenges himself to conquer his human limitations! A long established virtuoso since the late 80s, Impellitteri has released 10 prior albums, and now on the aptly titled “The Nature Of The Beast” he is totally stoked and burning hell fer leather all over the 12 searing tracks here – including neo classical renditions of Black Sabbath’s ‘Symptom Of The… Continue reading