LUCIFER’S CHILD – Fall Of The Rebel Angels

Greek black metal band LUCIFER’S CHILD premiere a lyric video for its new single “Fall Of The Rebel Angels”, taken from “The Order” album. The album is set to be released on November 9th via Agonia Records.

LUCIFER’S CHILD originates from Athens. Its music is a bridge to the world of atmospheric black metal, and a vessel for spiritual self-expression through lyrics. The goal of unifying these two elements gleamed clearly in the eyes of George Emmanuel, a prolific guitarist primarily known for his work as part of Rotting Christ(and a former guitarist of Chaostar), when he formed the band together with bassist Stathis Ridis (a member of another long-running Hellenic metal unit, Nightfall) in 2013.

Born from a partnership between two talented musicians, the duo quickly expanded to take in vocalist Marios Dupont (Karma Violens) and drummer Nick Vell (Chaostar), and delivered their debut album, “The Wiccan”, in 2015. Encouraged by the album’s keen reception, followed by several festival appearences (incl. Inferno Festival, Blastfest and Incineration Festival), LUCIFER’S CHILDreturns in a darker, more extreme shade, passionate in outperforming its bold debut.

“The Order” was recorded, mixed and mastered in Emmanuel’s own recording studio, Pentagram. He commented: “After three years of converging and sculpting our ideas and sounds we are ready to present our second full length album entitled The Order. Lucifer awaits!”.

The new album features cover artwork by Daniele Valeriani (Dark Funeral, Dissection, Mayhem).

Inglorious – “Where Are You Now?

Frontiers Music Srl are delighted to announce the release of “Ride To Nowhere”, the third studio album by Inglorious on January 25th2019. The debut single from the album, “Where Are You Now?” is released on the 18thOctober 2018.

In amongst their touring commitments, Inglorious spent 2018 writing and recording their third studio album, “Ride To Nowhere”. A much darker, more reflective album than their previous releases, the new songs further hone the Inglorious sound – the pulsating rhythms, driving guitars and infectious vocal melodies.

“This album is different in many ways.The songs came about very quickly. As with all our songs we start with a riff, and this time having new guitarist Drew added a new and heavier feel to a couple of songs. We wrote the basics mostly together all in one room on acoustic guitars and then I went away and crafted the stories I wanted to tell. For me this album is very personal. I am for the first time writing about a lot of my feelings, relationships and losses…” – Nathan James

“On this album I feel that the songs are a true reflection of what we’ve been through over the past few years – both as a band and as individuals. You’ve got the highs, the lows and lessons learned along the way. The making of this album was at a time when we all had our own personal situations and changes to deal with. I feel that this definitely comes through on the recordings and particularly songs like ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Where Are You Now?’ and ‘Glory Days”. – Colin Parkinson

The recording of “Ride to Nowhere” involves for the first time new guitarist Drew Lowe, who says “The album is the next step for the band in maturity. Being that it’s my first, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as soon as we started we knew what type of record was coming. Hopefully the fans will love it as they follow us on the musical journey.”

From the body blow riffs of the first single “Where Are You Now?”, to the beautiful melodies and bluesy overtones of “I Don’t Know You,” from the assault of “Freak Show” to the acoustic ballad “Glory Days”, “Ride to Nowhere” is an absolute gem of an album, showing not only all the influences from iconic rock albums of the 70’s, but also offering the band’s own sound and interpretation. As with Inglorious “II”, the album was mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith).

“There’s a lot of variety on this album, more so than the previous ones and that I really like. Sonically I think it sounds more fresh, contemporary in a sense and that goes for a bunch of songs on the album as well. Just the singles alone are different than how we’ve sounded in the past, but still have the Inglorious feel and vibe! Lastly I also think that musically it’s better than the previous albums, everyone plays very tasteful, soulful and collectively I feel that it’s perfect!” – Andreas Eriksson

“We’re all really happy with the way the new record sounds and look forward to seeing how the fans receive it. I personally can’t wait to play the new material live on the road!”- Phil Beaver

MIA KLOSE – GIMME GIMME

Sweden’s blonde rock bombshell Mia Klose is back with a vengeance. Her new album, ‘Stronger’ is out now, marking her triumphant return to music after a two-year hiatus. Mia’s sound and songwriting has matured, but is filled with hooks and 80s rock flavours. But that’s where the 80s ends – this is truly music for the 21st century.

Mia Klose has established a strong fan-base through regular gigging, along with 15,000 followers across social media platforms. Before her break from music, you might have seen Mia at the inaugural HRH festival several times, along with the prestigious Sweden Rock festival and the UK’s largest metal festival, Bloodstock. Mia also joined Steel Panther as a special guest during their sold out tours of the U.K and Germany, and later made her Download Festival debut on the Jagermeister stage. She has also been the support for acclaimed rockers Reckless Love and Sebastian Bach.

After some time away from music, Mia is now ready to release her new album, Stronger. The album was written and recorded in London together with Mia’s smoking-hot touring band, which consists of four rock masters: C-Rexx (bass), Jonny Nonsense (guitar), Kalle Arheden (guitar) and Henry Rogers (drums). Guitarist Jonny Scaramanga, who now plays for Europe’s Kee Marcello, was previously a member of the band and has also contributed to the songwriting.

The mixing and mastering of Mia’s new album ‘Stronger’ was done by Tony Wilson, the founder of the Friday Rock Show on BBC 1 and Total Rock radio. Martin Sweet, guitarist of Crashdiet, also mixed one of the songs on the album.

Doomsday Outlaw – “Hard Times”

DOOMSDAY OUTLAW is a ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut based in darkest Derbyshire.
Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak
and redemption, the group showed off its distinctive sound via a new album, ‘Hard Times’, which was
released via Frontiers in May and has been compared to rock behemoths such as Led Zeppelin,
Deep Purple and Whitesnake, as well as Black Label Society and Black Stone Cherry.

The release of the album coincided with a UK tour in support of Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate), while the band
have just completed a set of dates with the Graham Bonnet Band and will round off 2018 with another
tour supporting Toby Jepson’s Wayward Sons as well as their own headlining shows.

UK TOUR DATES AUTUMN 2018
19.10.18 LONDON Black Heart
20.11.18 EXETER Cavern *
21.11.18 OXFORD Academy 2 *
23.11.18 SCARBOROUGH Apollo *
25.11.18 LEEDS Key Club *
27.11.18 NORWICH Waterfront *
28.11.18 STOKE Sugarmill *
01.12.18 SHEFFIELD Winter Rocks Fest
02.12.18 BEDFORD Esquires *
08.12.18 BILSTON Robin 2 **
14.12.18 BARNSLEY Old School House

* with Wayward Sons
** with VEGA

The summer saw recent single ‘Bring It On Home’ playlisted by Planet Rock throughout July and August,
while Derby County football club are featuring the song prior to kick-off and during the half-time interval
at every home match.

With more dates already being announced for 2019 (including HRH Sleaze III), plus a reissue of self-
released 2016 debut album ’Suffer More’ coming in November, there has never been a better time to get
on board with Doomsday Outlaw.

The Outside – War Among The Poor

Death-/Thrash metal band THE OUTSIDE (with members from Chile, Israel and Germany), have just released a brand new clip of their song “War Among The Poor”. Watch the video of the sociocritical song here

The song is to be found on the just released album We Feel Through The Dead. The band comments: “(Lack of) education consolidates power, fosters social abuse, and financial superiority. We are mislead to consumption as a way out. Populists take advantage and claim that refugees were to blame for inequality and poverty. That’s what “War Among the Poor” is about.” Illustrations by Fidelitous Artworks, animations and video by Ramon Poveda from Habitación Insana Films.

The release party in Berlin will feature MAAT and CIRCLES OF MALICE: https://www.facebook.com/events/267488814049280/

MACHINAE – Falling Down

Machinae has been working on new material for their second full length album “Colours”. The the first bun out of the oven is called ”Falling Down”.

Like the traditional Finnish ryebread, Machinae offers dark and fibrous taste of melodic death metal with it’s freshly baked single. Musically there’s a lot to chew on, ”Falling Down” is a few steps heavier than what you might have heard from Machinae in the past. The theme of the song isn’t fluffy and light either as it dives deep into themes about burnout and exhaustion.

But nothing is so dark that a glimmer of light couldn’t get through. Behind pitch black darkness one can find light and colours which you can also find in the ”Falling Down” music video. W

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 as well as percussion instruments made of bones and skulls. The music is richly detailed and multidimensional, while its outcome is deep, unsettling and subconscious. As a whole, it offers an otherworldly voyage.

Co-founder Acherontas V. Priest commented (original spelling): “The Secret Society of Shibalba dives deep into the unmapped Astral oceans and corridors of Stars Al-Med Hum. Orchestrating a journey to the most obscure spheres beyond human perception, the pathways of otherworldly ingression and ecstasy, a newborn entity is brought to the Light. A soundtrack to the sexual Tantric Magick Meditation and a Sinister vocalization of the darkest corners of the psyche, as the Adept ascends to the astral worlds, the ones below and the ones above, within trances of lucid slumber and Inner awakening. Planes of All and Nought, envisioned by impulses and vibrations while the disciples of the sonic architects are dancing to invoke the sabbatical names of unspeakable Goddesses of the Moon. Kundalini and Brahmanic theurgy combined to solar and lunar atoms ascending and entwined around the spinal medulla, projecting the soul by mantras sacred and ancient, to the Astral worlds of Stars Al-Med Hum”.

“Stars Al-Med Hum” was recorded and produced by the band themselves and both mixed and mastered by Nekelmu Ilu. The latter also created the album’s cover artwork.

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 record condoning sexual assault with seemingly no repercussions, you have to call out those deceptively widespread groups of society for what they are; rape apologists.

In terms of the live session itself, we recorded 4 songs with Technoir Productions in Leeds. We wanted to keep it as live-feeling as possible so we hammered out a couple of takes of each track and picked the ones that didn’t have glaring mistakes. Hopefully it gives people a wee taste of what we’re like live.’

Entirely self produced by the band, Irk have birthed a lumbering colossus of a record with “Recipes from the Bible”, caked in the world’s filth and brimming with astringent riffs and withering surrealist lyrics.

Featuring braying sax courtesy of The Physics House Band’s Miles Spilsbury, and shrieking guest vocals from Beige Palace’s Kelly Bishop, “Recipes from the Bible” sees Irk contort their sound into new and terrifying shapes.

Since releasing their debut EP “Bread and Honey” and a split EP with Wren in 2015, Irk have toured the UK and Europe extensively, whilst developing new material.

They have shared the stage alongside the likes of Pissed Jeans, Liturgy, Dope Body, Whores and Blacklisters, as well as a thundering set at Arctangent Festival 2017 (with Converge, Boris, TTNG) and Wrong Festival 2018 (with Alpha Male Tea Party and Future of the Left)

“Recipes from the Bible” was recorded and mixed by Irk’s drummer Matt at Glide Studio, with final touches added by mastering engineer Nick Zampiello (Daughters, Converge) at New Alliance East in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pre-order the album now –  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/irk-recipes-from-the-bible-album-pre-order

Irk will launch their album with a show in Leeds on 7th December at Chunk. Expect more dates to be announced soon.

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 vocal layers between the deliciously anxiety-ridden melodic sections of traditional Middle Eastern and Indian instrumentation. This is where you hit play and you stay there for the duration, allowing the band to take you on an epic musical journey from the great pyramids of Egypt to the modern music halls in which their striking sound will no doubt be performed.

Tracklisting for Flower EP here:
Dasha Hara
Too Soon
Life and Perception Part 1 & 2

The visual is important to the band with elaborate release artwork and videos complimenting each track of Flower EP. BaK’s multiple award winning short films, including ‘Dasha Hara’ was awarded in the USA Best Music Video (Other) at The Indie Gathering, Award of Excellence at Best Shorts Film Festival, Animation Runners Up at Logan Film Festival as well as making Official Selection at Williamsburg Film Festival and Official Selection at Arpa International Film Festival. These awards are amongst the 16 nominations and 8 wins BaK have received for their music videos

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 over 500 000 monthly listeners on digital plattforms and 150 000 streams per day they have established themselves as one of the most interesting new upcoming rock bands from Sweden.

With 40 upcoming shows in the autumn and winter of 2018, 11 countries to tour and a new album in the luggage, Smash Into Pieces are facing a very hectic but bright future.

“Smash Into Pieces new album EVOLVER takes the bands unique blend of Rock, Pop & Electro to the next level! There is nothing normal about the songs, the sound and the show that comes with it – it’s simply a game changer!
EVOLVER will shoot a bullet of inspiration and creativity through your mind, making your synapses take you for a ride!!