SLOW – “The Break of Dawn”

Belgian doom duo SLOW have just released a lyric video for their stunning track “The Break of Dawn”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming re-recorded, remastered and remixed album IV-Mythologiae. The album is set to be released on January 25th via code666.

Pre-order the album here:

ExitWounds – Medusa

Indianapolis metal group EXITWOUNDS has announced plans to release a new EP titled Visions with SharpTone Records on February 22nd. In anticipation, the band has dropped a music video today for a brand-new single, ‘Medusa’. The digital EP can now be pre-ordered over on iTunes:

“Medusa is one of my personal favorites off of the EP. I really enjoy the easy listening of it all while it still manages to hit heavy where it needs to. The video is something in of itself – Vince (Lundi; Video Director) captured it perfectly and managed to match an aesthetic with an auditory vibe, which to me can be very tricky. Very excited for everyone to hear/see it!”, comments Alec Harter (Vocals)

The band will be taking their new record on tour in the US with labelmates SINK THE SHIP in March. Fans can catch them live at the dates and locations below:

Mar 1 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
Mar 2 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hoosier Dome
Mar 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Black Forge Coffee House
Mar 4 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
Mar 5 – Scranton, PA – Irish Wolf Pub
Mar 7 – Falls Church, VA – VFW 9274
Mar 8 – Raleigh, NC – Imurj
Mar 9 – Louisville, KY – Spinellis
Mar 10 – Warren, MI – Hot Rocks Sports Bar

RAGE OF LIGHT – Imploder

Something big is coming! Switzerland’s rising stars RAGE OF LIGHT are about to unleash a musical monster! Their mix of sharp riffs, electronic beats, melody and screaming violence breaks down to the long awaited debut album Imploder, out on March 29th via Napalm Records!

After the success of their EP, Chasing a Reflection, the time has come to take the next step for Switzerland’s new rising electronica/metal stars RAGE OF LIGHT around the charismatic Melissa Bonny and founder Jonathan Pellet.

The band on the new album: “Imploder opens a window on a hypothetical future where the detention of power and the technological evolution have been led by people acting without mesuring the consequences. Each song reflects this unique RAGE OF LIGHT signature: our own combination of powerful riffs and harsh vocals contrasted by mesmerizing trance touches and clean vocals.”

RAGE OF LIGHT are a Swiss trance metal/melodic death metal band, created by vocalist/keyboardist Jonathan Pellet, known for his past works with Trophallaxy/Dysrider. Jonathan came up with the idea to create a hybrid of trance and melodic death metal elements in 2007, but due to being busy with other projects, it took almost a decade for the idea to fully bear fruit. Finally, in 2015, he recruited Evenmore vocalist Melissa Bonny and guitarist Noé Schüpbach to complete the band.

17.01.19 FR – Lyon / La Marquise
26.01.19 CH – Morges / VIP Pre-Release Concert
04.05.19 BE – Ittre / Kraken Metal Fest

Dust Prophet – Revolutionary Suicide

New Hampshire’s DUST PROPHET have teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to reveal a video for their new single “Revolutionary Suicide”. The single is set to be released tomorrow on all digital platforms.

The band commented “We’re thrilled to be debuting our newest single, Revolutionary Suicide, with the almighty Doomed & Stoned!For a newer band like ours, it is an honor to be able to partner up with such a huge supporter of underground metal, and especially a huge supporter of stoner, doom, and space rock like Doomed & Stoned.”

The end of all we know is coming and Dust Prophet will lead us through the fallout.Hailing from Manchester, New Hampshire, this stoner rock four-piece assembled in 2018 and is already making their presence known throughout New England.  With Heather Lynn’s commanding presence on vocals, guitarist Otto Kinzel’s metallic riffage, and the locked-in grooves of bassist Sarah Wappler and drummer Marc Brennan, Dust Prophet translates an apocalyptic worldview into music.  Singles “The Big Lie” and “Revolutionary Suicide” are just the beginning of the end — or perhaps, a new beginning.

Holding Absence – Perish

UK’s ascending newcomers Holding Absence have released a music video for their new single “Perish.” The song is taken from their self-titled debut album, which will be released through SharpTone Records on March 8th. The album is available to pre-order through the band’s website here :

“‘Perish’ is the second single off our new album ‘Holding Absence’, and it helps to show a darker, heavier side of our universe. The album contains lots of different depths and directions, and we feel like the contrast between ‘Like A Shadow’ and ‘Perish’ helps to perfectly sum up the forthcoming album.” – Lucas Woodland, vocalist

Vocalist Lucas Woodland had the following to say about the bands newly announced full length “After what feels like the longest time, we are incredibly happy to announce our debut self-titled album, “Holding Absence”. Lyrically and musically, we have pushed ourselves so hard to have an album that we fully feel represents this band in the best way possible. We’re so proud of this release, and can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”

Burning Rain – “Midnight Train”

Burning Rain is the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints,
The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, Dio) and vocalist Keith St. John (Montrose, Kingdom Come). They will
release their fourth studio album, ‘Face the Music’, on 22nd March 2019 via Frontiers Music srl and have
made a first single and video from the record available to coincide with its announcement.

When asked why they chose to release ‘Midnight Train’ as the first single, Aldrich explains that “it’s been
some time since the last BR record, and we wanted to come out swinging! ‘Midnight Train’ encompasses
the sound of Burning Rain. It sounds fresh and heavy. I thought it was a cool lead-off track to reintroduce
the band. People normally have different ideas about favourite songs and there are a number of tracks
that could have been first, but we just went with ‘Midnight Train’.”

“The message in ’Midnight Train’, albeit fully ensconced in carnality, is about wanting something so
brutally bad when you can’t have it,” adds St. John. “The main character here is basically a deeply tortured
soul during all the daytime hours. The phallic likening to the train and its track, along with the blackness,
the bed of nails and the cravings of the night are meant to further fortify the extremity of sexual addiction.
Doug had all the basic music together including bass, drums and all when he first played me a demo of the
song and I loved it immediately. The first experimental vocal track I scatted out had the basic framework for
the chorus, which we both felt had good potential, but the original verse began with a higher, bluesier part
that seemed to not quite fit. After I fashioned a new verse with a lower, more growly approach, we both felt
it really complemented the chorus and we knew this track was in good standing!”

Burning Rain was established in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St. John. After meeting
via mutual friends, they commenced work on what would become their self-titled debut album. That 1999
record established the band as a hungry yet seasoned group of musicians. Although the album received
a limited release, it attracted rave reviews from fans and critics alike for its take on heavy, blues-y hard
rock. The following year a follow-up entitled ‘Pleasure To Burn’ showed off a matured Aldrich and
St.John collaboration and gained even higher praise.

In 2001, Aldrich joined Dio but departed in 2003 after being approached by David Coverdale to join a newly
reformed Whitesnake, while St. John joined forces with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. During his years in
Whitesnake, Aldrich started working on new music for Burning Rain which eventually saw the light of day
in 2013 as the album ‘Epic Obsession’. This third release was again met with enthusiasm. Aldrich would
eventually leave Whitesnake and join The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints, which left Burning Rain
on an extended hiatus.

Now, finally, a new album is ready for release! ‘Face The Music’ is a blues driven hard rock record and is a
true tour-de-force. With a renewed line-up featuring the amazing Blas Elias (Slaughter) on drums and
bassist Brad Lang (Y&T), the album evokes the classic 70’s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the
band’s sound. One thing is for certain, Burning Rain has made the long wait for new music well worth it.

LEVEL FIELDS – TruthBringer

LEVEL FIELDS has released a lyric video for the song “TruthBringer”. That song is on the album “1104”, which was released on 14th December 2018 via PURE STEEL RECORDS. The Album is available as CD and Download.

SEVEN SISTERS – more festivals

SEVEN SISTERS have announced more festival appearances. Go see them live:

February 2019

16th            WURZBURG – Metal Assault 2019, Germany

March 2019

9th            LUNEN – Swordbothers 2019, Germany
30th          LJUNGBY – Turbo Fest 2019, Sweden

May 2019

31st            OBENDORF am LECH – Metalheadz Open Air, Germany

July 2019

25th            BRANDE- HORNERKIRCHEN – Headbangers Open Air 2019

SEVEN SISTERS have released a brand new video for one of the standout tracks from their new album ’The Cauldron And The Cross‘. Check it out here. SEVEN SISTERS recently released their long awaited and highly anticipated second album via Dissonance Recordings. Recorded in rainy London over the dark winter ’The Cauldron And The Cross‘. Artwork painfully and beautifully painted by Simon Pye Parr of 2000AD / Realm of The Damned fame.

PRIMITAI to support Wolf on UK tour

PRIMITAI have announced they will support Wolf on their upcoming UK tour. Catch them here:

March 2019
24th            MANCHESTER – Academy 3
26th            GLASGOW – Audio
27th            SHEFFIELD – Corporation
28th            NORWICH – Waterfront Studio
30th            LONDON – Underworld

Festival dates
20/07 – Amplified Festival,
23/08 – Rock and Metal Circus, Machynlleth
14/12 – Rock and Roll Circus, Abertillery

PRIMITAI recently released their highly anticipated new album The Calling. It‘s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer). The album cover was designed by Claudio Bergamin (Judas Priest, Battle Beast). Get it here:

Primitai (pronouned Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai‘s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.

Their break through came in 2010 upon release of their 2nd album LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), pushed them higher to dates with SEPULTURA and SAXON, and praise from the biggest rock publications. After a 2015 UK tour with WOLF, the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, lauded by the likes of Kerrang, Powerplay, Fireworks, Zero Tolerance and countless websites,  propelling them to headline shows the length and breadth of the country, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM, POWER QUEST, CRAZY LIXX and BLAZE BAYLEY. The band have finished making their next album, scheduled for a spring 2018 release.

Primitai features stalwarts Guy on vocals and Srdjan & Sergio on dual lead guitar, and in 2016 they were joined by drummer and bassist Jonny & Scott, formerly of DRY THE RIVER who played the main stages of Reading and Glastonbury and released two UK Top 40 albums.”