Monte Pittman – US tour with Sebastian Bach

Launches two new singles “Evidence” and “Depth Perception”; announces USA tour with Sebastian Bach. There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles – and on August 31st, he once again raises the stakes with two new solo albums: Better Or Worse and Between The Space.

Monte comments: “The album ‘Between The Space’ is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it. The album ‘Better Or Worse’ is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. ‘Better Or Worse’ and ‘Between The Space’ both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

For a preview of both albums, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman – where the new singles “Depth Perception” (from Better Or Worse ) and “Evidence” (from Between The Space ) can be streamed, and the records can be pre-ordered on CD.

“‘Evidence’ is the opening track off ‘Between The Space,'” Monte adds. “This is a great introduction to the album. It has a little bit of everything I’ve done up until now and taken it a few steps further. ‘Depth Perception’ is also the opening track off ‘Better Or Worse’. I wanted this album, and especially this song in particular, to be acoustic but feel like a heavy album.”

In support of Between The Space and Better Or Worse , Monte will join Sebastian Bach on the road this fall across the USA. See below for all dates!

Monte Pittman tour dates
w/ Sebastian Bach, One Bad Son
Sept. 26 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 27 – The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
Sept. 28 – The Commonwealth Room – South Salt Lake, UT
Sept. 30 – BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Oct. 2 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 3 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
Oct. 5 – IDL Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Oct. 6 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
Oct. 7 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Oct. 9 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Oct. 10 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
Oct. 12 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct. 13 – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 16 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
Oct. 18 – The Stone Pony – Ashbury Park, NJ
Oct. 19 – Aura – Portland, ME
Oct. 20 – Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 21 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct. 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 25 – The State Theatre – Falls Church – Falls Church, VA
Oct. 26 – Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA
Oct. 27 – Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
Oct. 28 – The Senate at Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
Oct. 30 – 37 Main – Buford, GA
Oct. 31 – The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center – Spindale, NC
Nov. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Nov. 3 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, FL

 

Nothing – Blue Line Baby

NOTHING reveal their stunning video for “Blue Line Baby”, the second single from the band’s highly anticipated third album, Dance On The Blacktop. The song tells a story of the Kensington/Frankford section of North Philadelphia in the early 1990’s, amidst its full blown opioid outbreak, using street names and landmarks as the stories protagonists. Frontman Domenic Palermo explains, “Looking around at the friends and family that are still around that came from down there, I’ll always be touched by what can come out of all that chaos and suffering. Children forced to learn loss early, faced with immeasurable odds and all the while this train continually hovers over your head, taunting you with its irony that there wasn’t a way out.”

With the help of Mark McCoy, Palermo decided to tell the story of the song’s heroine Cambria, through the eyes of Shakespeare’s timeless tale, Ophelia using the Sir John Everett Millais painting as the base. Palermo then brought in visionary projection company, Klip Collective led by Ricardo Rivera whom would take the director’s seat, photographer Bryan Huynh for art direction and stylist Cece Liu. The team wove together an elegant fairy tale of “digital renaissance” as model Sara Skinner treads wearily scene to scene in alluring lights and smoke whilst draped in vintage Maison Margelia.

Dance On The Blacktop pulls from all corners of life in its contents. Stories of self loathing, self destruction, and a general disdain for humanity and its, “insignificant” role in Palermo’s vision of the universe are met with his poised amusement and tranquil hysteria being one himself. All of this told through the eyes of a recently diagnosed Palermo suggesting he is dealing with the early stages of CTE, a neurodegenerative disease found in people with serious head injuries. Palermo spews songs of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression, and chronic battles with physical pain- a result of his unstable past and more recent illness. These themes, spoken in a lush angelic language are juxtaposed against the band’s now signature apocalyptic, reverberating wall of shimmering sound.

NOTHING sought out celebrated producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) to help accentuate the band’s love for all sounds 90s, from rock to shoegaze to pop realms and on both sides of the pond. While sticking to the sound that has now become their own, you can still hear the band testing their boundaries and creating a plethora of genre-bending, yet widely accessible songs. As a band, NOTHING manage to muster a smile in the face of the illogical, and there is no denying that Dance On The Blacktop is a brave walk into the absurdity.

Dance On The Blacktop will be released August 24th via Relapse Records. For more info and to reserve a copy, visit here. For all digital retailers visit here. Read all about the making of the album, its themes, concepts and more in Stereogum’s recent Cover Story. NOTHING tour the U.S. this summer with Culture Abuse and just announced a full European and UK fall run. Check below for a full list of dates.

NOTHING North America Live Dates:

9/07: Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel $
9/08: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop $
9/09: Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups $
9/11: Detroit, MI – The Shelter $
9/12: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall $
9/13: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry #
9/14: Lawrence, KS – Record Bar #
9/15: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
9/18: San Jose, CA – The Ritz #
9/19: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
9/20: Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater #
9/22: San Diego, CA – Soda Bar #
9/23: Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge #
9/25: Dallas, TX – Club Dada ^
9/26: Austin, TX – Mohawk ^
9/27: Houston, TX – Secret Group ^
9/29: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade ^
9/30: Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ^
10/05: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^
10/06: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
*Record Release, Benefiting Philadelphia Prison Society*
10/07: Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^

$ w/ Culture Abuse, Smut
# w/ Culture Abuse, Big Bite, Smut
^ w/ The Swirlies, Big Bite, Smut

NOTHING UK/EU/RUS Live Dates:

11/03: Autumn Falls – Cirque Mystic – Aalst (B)
11/04: Artheater – Köln (D)
11/05: Autumn Falls – MOD – Hasselt (B)
11/06: Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
11/07: Autumn Falls – Charlatan – Gent (B)
11/08: Vera – Groningen (NL)
11/09: HeadCrash – Hamburg (D)
11/10: Sorte Firkant Musikfestival – Copenhagen (DK)
11/12: Folken – Stavanger (N)
11/13: 1000 Fryd – Aalborg (DK)
11/14: Plan B – Malmö (S)
11/15: Cassiopeia – Berlin (D)
11/16: Pluton – Moscow (Russia)
11/18: Plavuchiy Dok – Murmansk (Russia)
11/20: Dürer Kert – Budapest (HR)
11/21: Močvara – Zagreb (Croatia)
11/22: Arena – Vienna (A)
11/24: Locomotiv – Bologna (I)
11/25: Largo venue – Roma (I)
11/26: Ohibò – Milano (I)
11/28: Rote Fabrik – Zurich (CH)
11/29: Sonic – Lyon (F)
11/30: Gibus – Paris (F)
12/01: 4 Ecluses – Dunkerque (F)
12/02: Patterns – Brighton (UK)
12/03: Oslo – London (UK)
12/04: The Cellar – Oxford (UK)
12/05: The Fleece – Bristol (UK)
12/06: Soup Kitchen – Manchester (UK)
12/07: The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
12/08: Stereo – Glasgow (UK)
12/09: The Cluny – Newcastle (UK)
12/10: Hare and Hounds – Birmingham (UK)
12/11: Joiners – Southampton (UK)

ALIEN WEAPONRY – Whispers

NZ thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY unleash their brand-new music video for “Whispers” of the recently released debut album, Tū.

While previous hits “Rū Ana Te Whenua” and “Kai Tangata” have related to historic battles and injustices faced by their ancestors, “Whispers” raises much more recent incidences of conflict – the Foreshore and Seabed Act passed in 2004; and the Trans Pacific Partnership, signed in 2016.

“The government’s words are like whispers in our ears, telling us lies, to hide away our fears!”

“These are just a couple of examples of the government not respecting the voices of the people, especially Māori,” says guitarist and lead singer, Lewis de Jong. “Even though historic wrongs have supposedly been righted with compensation, when the same thing keeps happening it’s hard to believe there has really been a change.”

The spoken excerpt at the beginning of the song is part of a radio interview by well-known Radio New Zealand journalist Kim Hill with Don Brash, a former leader of two right wing political parties, and current spokesperson for a lobby group set up to advocate removal of so-called “special privileges” for Māori.

“It’s kind of scary how many people share his views,” says drummer Henry de Jong. “They don’t seem to understand that the current policies are there to help redress the imbalance that was caused after over a hundred years of colonization. During that time, millions of acres of Māori land were stolen, they were excluded from voting and children were punished for speaking Māori in schools, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That sort of thing can’t be fixed with compensation alone – it takes time and goodwill from both sides.”

Tū is available in the following formats:
1 CD Digipack & 2 Bonus Tracks
LP Gatefold & 7″ Single (2 Bonus Tracks)
Digital Album

Touring:

18.07.18 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia
21.07.18 DE – Hamburg / Logo
22.07.18 DE – Osnabruck / Bastard
26.07.18 SV – Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
04.08.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air Festival
10.08.18 NL – Leeuwarden / Into the Grave (After Party)
12.08.18 UK – Walton-on-Trent / Bloodstock Open Air Festival
14.08.18 DE – Mannheim / 7er
17.08.18 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival
27.08.18 DE – Munich / Backstage
01.09.18 DE – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage
07.09.18 NL – Leiden / Gebr. de Nobel
08.09.18 BE – Chapelle / Le Cercle
13.09.18 ES – Barcelona / Monasterio
14.09.18 ES – Murcia / Garage Beat
15.09.18 ES – Seville / End of Summer Festival
16.09.18 ES – Madrid / Silikona
18.09.18 ES – Valladolid / Porta Caeli
19.09.18 ES – Bilbao / Bendigo

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways Teaser

Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN are set to release their highly-anticipated 4th studio album Gateways on August 31st, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today the band have released a teaser for the album, which can be viewed here

Gateways can now be pre-ordered on Limited Edition Digipack CD, Limited Edition 2LP Gatefold Vinyl (black or white) or digitally:
All formats:  nuclearblast.com/vintagecaravan-gateways
Limited Edition Digipack CD:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysCD
Limited Edition Black Vinyl:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysVinyl
Limited Edition White Vinyl:  nblast.de/TVCNBShop
Digital album:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysIT

Guitarist and vocalist Óskar Logi spoke about the track: “We are so pleased to finally give you guys the first taste of Gateways. The track is a powerful one, heavy and melodic. The song came quickly together in the songwriting process but we spent a lot of time during the mixing and mastering to get the song (and the entire album) sounding as good as possible. We are super proud and we hope you’ll enjoy ‘Reflections’!”

Download or stream ‘Reflections’ here:  nblast.de/TVCReflections
Pre-save the album via Spotify: nblast.de/TheVintageCaravanPreSa

Speaking about the new album the band commented: “We are very proud to present our new album, Gateways! It was recorded in the legendary Sundlaugin Studios in Iceland (owned by Sigur Rós) and produced by Ian Davenport (BAND OF SKULLS, GAZ COOMBES). Overall we think this album feels more mature than the previous ones. We really pushed ourselves to make this album sound as great as possible. We won’t name any names but some people have been overheard saying this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. We can’t wait for you all to hear and taste it!”

The band will be touring extensively in support of their new album – UK dates rack up as follows:

08.11. UK Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
09.11. UK Camp HRH – Hard Rock Hell
10.11. UK London – The Borderline
12.11. UK Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
13.11. UK Manchester – Rebellion
14.11. UK Bristol – Exchange

Tickets: thevintagecaravan.eu/tour

Jungle Rot – Send Forth Oblivion

JUNGLE ROT, one of the all-time greatest American death metal bands, deliver their badass new music video for ‘Send Forth Oblivion.’ The track leads off their strongest album to date, appropriately titled Jungle Rot, in stores and available everywhere tomorrow, July 20.

A sequel to their previous blood-shedding video, ‘The Unstoppable,’ the band’s latest cinematic work of art transports us to the midst of an intense battle, with the Wisconsin trio exhausted, lacking supplies, and one man down. While they are trapped and fighting for survival in an isolated bunker, we learn of their brainwashing by those in power.

“The experiments they did prevented them from eliminating us,” explains guitarist Geoff Bub. “Operation Oblivion could be their own demise!” Meanwhile, lyrically, the song “expresses what these surviving soldiers are thinking as they ponder what’s become of humanity,” vocalist and guitarist Dave Matrise adds. “Greed and power has brought the downfall of society. Is there any hope?”

“Dave wanted to take a different approach for this video,” explains director Dustin Smith. “Specifically telling us, ‘I don’t want a single shot of us performing, just a full-blown action movie featuring JUNGLE ROT.’  This was the tenth music video I’ve been involved with for JUNGLE ROT, so it had to be something special. All of the credit goes to editor Brian Raida, the ass-kicking crew and to the band for going above and beyond during production.”

As the album hits shelves tomorrow, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as they return to the road this Monday in St. Paul, MN with Havok and Extinction AD. The tour includes a stop at the Heavy Montreal Festival on July 28 and will continue through August 6.

JUNGLE ROT On Tour

With Havok, Extinction A.D.

7/23 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Grill

7/24 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

7/25 Lansing, MI @ The Loft

7/26 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

7/27 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall

7/28 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft

7/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

7/31 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus

8/1 Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern

8/2 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

8/3 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis

8/4 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge

8/5 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

8/6 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Anaal Nathrakh – Forward!

On September 28th, ANAAL NATHRAKH will release their 10th full-length, ‘A New Kind Of Horror’, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, ‘Forward!’, can be streamed now here

When writing about ‘A New Kind Of Horror’ in the record’s liner notes, ANAAL NATHRAKH vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion.

With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror’ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

ANAAL NATHRAKH live
09/08/18 DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air
11/08/18 UK – London- Black Heart
02/11/18 DK – Aalborg – Aalborg Metal Festival
03/11/18 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival
05/11/18 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
06/11/18 FR – Paris – Backstage
09/11/18 NL – Deventer – Burgerweeshuis
10/11/18 DE – Oberhausen – Helvete

LIK – Carnage Manifesto 18

Stockholm Death Metallers LIK will be coming to central Europe for a mini-tour with fellow compatriots DEMONICAL. Support comes from OF FIRE.

‘Carnage Manifesto Tour 2018’ – DEMONICAL + LIK + OF FIRE
06/11/18 PL – Poznan – Klub U Bazyla
07/11/18 CZ – Praha – Modra Vopice
08/11/18 DE – Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
09/11/18 DE – Bitterfeld – Festung
10/11/18 DE- Hamburg – Bambi Galore
11/11/18 DE – Osnabrück – Bastard Club

Comments LIK: “A few years back we hit Germany with a tour and it was a memory we’ll always cherish. This time we have Demonical and Of Fire in the line up! And guess what, it’s a premiere for Poland and Czech to get the buzzing guitar sound invasion since that’s included as well. We can’t be more happy to bring this to you, and let’s celebrate death together in November!”

LIK will present their new album ‘Carnage’ to the masses, the album that entered the official German album charts on position 78! Surf over to metalblade.com/lik to check out the videos for the two singles ‘Dr Duschanka’ and ‘Celebration Of The Twisted’. At the same location you can order the album on vinyl as well as on Digi-CD.

In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014 spawned a new creation. This took the ugly form of LIK, which fittingly means corpse in Swedish. An un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal. Walking the earth for three cold winters, and with the first offer named ‘Mass Funeral Evocation’ in 2015, it’ll have a sister released in May of 2018. Through iconic Metal Blade Records, ‘Carnage’ will reach even further in the quest to spread the beauty of imperfection.

The Guess Who – Playin On The Radio

The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio – “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats).

The band is Garry Peterson (Drums, Vocals), D# (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Will E. (Guitar, Harp, Vocals),Leonard Shaw (Keyboards, Flute, Sax, Vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (Bass, Vocals). The album’s first single, “Playin’ on the Radio”, will be released on July 17th. It can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Also featured on the album are several special guests including, Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) percussion, Jim Kale (Guess Who founding member) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar.

“The song is a celebration of the radio and what it meant to us all”, explains D#. “Whenever a new great song hit the airwaves, the DJ would say a few words then off to the races! You’d tune in just to hear it over and over again. The character in the song could be any one of us as we move ahead in life. Great music has the innate power to transport you back to so many great memories in an instant. Music is healing. I see it AND feel it every single night in our audience.”

A music video for the track has been filmed (directed by Nigel Dick and shot in Las Vegas), and the song can be pre-ordered on iTunes. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yfCVd1c4XvA

“I love what I do, and I love trains and I love rock n’ roll,” explains Nigel about the video. “So, I was honored to be asked to shoot The Guess Who. And when they told me they were available for a day in Vegas and by chance I stumbled on this wonderful rail-yard full of old engines just up the road from the strip – I was in heaven – and up to my axles in dust! It was a perfect day.”

And the band is pleased with the results. “My very first music video…who knew?!” says Garry. “Having the privilege of working with the legendary Nigel Dick, took me back to growing up in an era where music videos told a creative visual story that I always looked forward to seeing by my favorite artists,” adds Will. “This track was no exception, adding a colorful, action packed sequence to a great story.”

Garry Peterson: “I never dreamed that I would get a chance to record an album, after 40 years, in the same way, and with the same recording gear that we used in the 60s and 70s. This was truly a blessing for me and a humbling, cathartic experience for my musical soul. Thank you to all my bandmates, and everyone who helped make it a reality. I hope our fans enjoy it as much as I do.”

D#: “This all started when I wrote ‘Playing on the Radio’. Lyrically and musically, these songs are the soundtrack to my journey with The Guess Who over the last 10 years. This record was a joy and an honor to create. As version 3.0 of this iconic band, we had our work cut out for us. The challenge in this type of situation is always to be true to the heartroots of the original blueprint, as well as being able to journey onwards into an inspired future, incorporating the new energies that we bring to the experience, as you do in any family, generation after generation. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did.”

Will E: “I am honored to be a part of this chapter of The Guess Who. We specifically wrote and arranged the music to reflect what people have always loved about the band; great songs with big vocal driven choruses. We accomplished our own sound while maintaining the classic nature that makes The Guess Who an iconic band.”

Rudy Sarzo: “The Guess Who is part of the soundtrack of my life. It’s truly an honor to have performed on the new record. And I’m already looking forward to the next one.”

Leonard Shaw: “It has been quite the trip since I joined the Guess Who 25 years ago, but I am stoked about our new recording of original songs! These songs are fun to play live, and people are digging them!”

And soon, fans will be able to hear the latest work from this legendary band, upon the arrival of the rocking and inspired ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be.’

Pre-order the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/sho p/the-guess-who-the-future-is- what-it-used-to-be-cd/
Pre-order the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/sho p/the-guess-who-the-future-is- what-it-used-to-be-limited-edi tion-lp/
Pre-order the digital album on iTunes: http://radi.al/FutureTheGuessW ho/opt/0?iguid=Ss_ jvtVpMESAcBfCoO7CEg
Stream “Playin’ On The Radio” on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/ 3S6oVVlZ2XuTO6uf6scfkD

MMMD – Hagazussa madichon

MMMD (Mohammad) deliver their most lyrical work to date on the original soundtrack for Lukas Feigelfeld’s slow-burning gothic horror movie “Hagazussa – A heathen’s curse”.The music is absorbing, emotional and powerful as ever and bears MMMD’s familiar idiosyncratic universe galvanized in their previous releases, while open to new sonic territories that reflect the film’s constant state of dread as well as key elements such as trauma, isolation, anxiety and delusion.

Lyrical themes, ultra rich in low frequencies and ominous bowed drones are intertwined with whispers and incantations. Sine waves and strings, lows and highs, torment and solace inter-modulate endlessly.

MMMD have been forging their deep monolithic sound since 2009 across 6 releases, bringing together low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures and distant folk nuances through custom made instruments and software.

MMMD’s music is heavy yet cathartic, bleak as well as absorbing and always hypnotic. Their sonic arsenal is equally deployed live, a ceremonial experience in physical sound [quoted by some as ‘Chamber Doom”] that evokes a wide emotional palette. Watch the video for ‘Hagazussa Madicho’ which features footage from the film.

The film Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse was released in May this year, described by The Stranger.com as ‘slow, cruel, and ghoulishly beautiful’, with the original soundtrack from MMMD following on 14th September.

Pre-order now – http://www.antifrost.gr/2077preorder.html

Concrete Kingdoms – Time To Play

CONCRETE KINGDOMS are here to stamp their imprint on the UK scene, and the
Scottish Rockers have the perfect bait in the form of their blistering debut
self-titled EP, out Friday 17th August. Before then, the band have delivered
a lyric video for the track, Time To Play.

CONCRETE KINGDOMS are an electrifying hard rock band from Fife, Scotland.
Taking inspiration from Guns N Roses, Alter Bridge, Audioslave and Led
Zeppelin, the emerging quintet have been winning over audiences since their
formation. Supports shows with the likes of Puddle of Mudd, Diamond Head,
Mitch Malloy and Nazareth, as well as festival appearances at Rockmantic on
the Road and Wildfire, and opening the Winter Storm Festival for Ricky
Warwick, FM, and Inglorious, has only served to increase CONCRETE KINGDOMS’
budding reputation.

The band are set to plough forward even further with the release of their
debut EP, out this August. Spitting out four cuts of crushing rock, framed
by driving guitars, measured song structures and engulfing hooks, the record
is a must have for all die-hard rock fans. Their new single, Time To Play
(is ripe for radio and is sure to grace the airwaves this Summer. For festival
and tour announcements, check out the band’s social sites.