TOLEDO STEEL are premiering a brand new video for the track “When The Night Draws In”
Guitarist Tom Potter explains what it‘s about: “When The Night Draws In was actually the first song we wrote for the album; Matt and I had spent the day before at a gig in London and the next day (once our hangovers had worn off!) we sat down, got to work and came up with the song pretty much as it is today. It’s one of our favourite songs to play live and we’ve found that it always goes down well, wherever we are playing. The accompanying T-shirt is also one of the most popular items available from our online store and we were very flattered when we saw it being worn on stage by former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley! When we were working out how to approach our first music video, the idea of combining the energy from our live show with the strong imagery contained in the lyrics of When The Night Draws In was something we felt we had to explore and we’re very happy and proud of the results.”
Watch out for an announcement about tour dates imminently.
Listen to the first single and title track of the album ’No Quarter‘ below!! You can also Buy and Stream the single HERE: http://www.dissonanceproductions.co.uk/index.php/product-page-toledo-steel-no-quarter-single/
Based in Southampton, Toledo Steel have been conquering stages across the UK and Europe since 2011 with their own style of 80s influenced high energy heavy metal and have proved themselves to be one of the UK‘s leading forces in the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal.
The ‘Ninth Star’ album by Emerald Sabbath is an ambitious epic rock & classical music tribute to BLACK SABBATH. Founded and produced by Michael Suilleabhain, an Irish Nuclear Construction Safety Inspector, ‘Ninth Star’ features 10 former members of Black Sabbath, The English Chamber Choir and much more.
The first song to be released from the album is ‘She’s Gone’, which originally featured on Sabbath’s 1976 album ‘Technical Ecstasy’. The new recording features Dave Walker, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne briefly in 1977/1978. He also fronted Idle Race, Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac. ‘She’s Gone’ features former Black Sabbath / Whitesnake member Neil Murray on bass guitar. ‘Ninth Star’ by Emerald Sabbath is released 15th February via Phd.
Hard rock titans collide for The End Machine, a brand-new project that features classic era Dokken
members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown, plus current Warrant singer Robert Mason.
The band will be releasing a self-titled debut album on 22nd March 2019 via Frontiers Music.
Some fans may surely be wondering to themselves, isn’t this just Dokken without Don Dokken?
“Musically, there’s bound to be moments that will be reminiscent of Dokken. That’s only logical,”
says bassist Jeff Pilson. “But, there will be less of that than people would expect. Some people who
have heard it say they think it’s closer to [George Lynch’s] Lynch Mob than Dokken, but really it is
pretty much its own thing. We allowed ourselves to get a little deeper than either of those projects
have, while still staying extremely melodic and not being afraid of good old-fashioned guitar rock.
Maybe Lynch Mob, a bit of Dokken, but then some 70’s guitar rock added in. George is playing
fantastic on this…very inspired. Everyone is really, but George covers some new territory here and
it’s very cool. Plus, the songs as compositions took on their own life, especially adding Robert to
the writing. That’s what I’m most proud of, the way this stands on its own. It doesn’t step on our
legacy together one bit, but it has its own personality and I think that’s important.”
“This is decidedly not me ‘stapled’ onto a Dokken record,” adds Mason. “I wouldn’t have been
involved if that was the intent. Fans will hear bits of our styles in this collection of songs, and
while reminiscent signatures are undeniable, The End Machine was purposely built to stand
apart and on its own merit.”
Rantanplan are not slowing down and keep expectations high with another new track from the upcoming album, which you can watch here. Only two more weeks until the new album »Stay Rudel – Stay Rebel« will be released on January 25th. For vocalist Torben »Kill den Spiegel« is simply a statement about being actively around in this punkrock scene for 24 years now and still not giving a fuck. Also: Lightsabers!
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You can find information and buy tickets for the upcoming tour here: http://hamburgrecords.com/store/bands/rantanplan/tickets.html
Aussie rock ‘n’ rollers MASSIVE are set to release their brand new video and single “Long Time Coming” on 11thJanuary 2019. The track is the second single taken from the forthcoming record “Rebuild Destroy” due on 1stFebruary 2019, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. “Long Time Coming” is quintessentially head-banging and foot-stomping rock ‘n’ roll: driven by solid guitar riffs, fuelled by the energetic rhythmic section and tied together by Brad Marr’s fiery vocals.
Front-man Brad Marr says: “There are some super fans of rock ‘n’ roll out there that support bands above and beyond. We have slept on so many strangers’ floors or been fed a home cooked meal and we wanted thank those rock fans for all they do. We drove 500km while on a day off to the tiny coastal town called Evans Head. The mission was to play a house party for one of these super fans. This video clip is dedicated to everyone who has taken us into their home for a night”.
The new album also marks the beginning of a 5-year deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. HRH / Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: “People know what we do, we look for special talent from all around the globe, shine a light on it and amplify in all directions, Massive are no strangers to our live portfolio but we are honored to go on a joint crusade with this third album which will make your balls vibrate”.
About the album Brad Marr says: “This is the album I think Massive were always meant to write, we had no pressure on us, we booked the recording time ourselves and just went in and laid down some high energy rock ‘n’ roll. We couldn’t think of a better team to work with than the legends at HRH / Off Yer Rocka, who are some of the biggest supporters of rock and metal music out there.”
Massive started back in 2012 with founding members Brad Marr and Ben Laguda having nothing better to do than tour the world playing rock ‘n’ roll. Two albums later and having toured with some of the best musicians in the world, the band are stronger and more determined than ever to get in a cramped van and smash it night after night. This is no frills dirty rock ‘n’ roll.
Icelandic wrecking crew UNE MISÈRE have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. UNE MISÈRE comment, “As a band we are more than excited to be signing with a label that has hosted many bands that we have listened to and loved since we started listening to heavy music. This signing will serve as a jump start to what we aim to achieve – We are nothing but humble for the opportunity and excited for what the future holds. This signing marks the beginning of a cooperation that everyone will know of. We aim for the world, and Nuclear Blast is going to help us get it.”
In celebration of the signing, the band offer a music video for their song, “Damages”. The song was recorded by Leifur Örn Kaldal Eiríksson at Lightweight Studios and was mixed by Sky Van Hoff and mastered by Svante Forsbäck. The video was directed by Amy Haslehurst.
The band commented about the song, “‘Damages’ is about being at your breaking point. It is about being at the very edge and falling over. ‘Damages’ is about facing the fact that mental diseases may never be cured; although the person can get better, one may never be fully rid of it. Depression, anxiety, addiction and so forth – they will always be there. The shadows – they will always be there. They will follow you – into the grave.”
UNE MISÈRE formed in April 2016 by a collective of 6 artists who came together to play really heavy music Each of the members were involved with various hardcore bands until they joined forces to write music inspired by Iceland’s darkest and most bleak aspects. With only a year under their belt, the band took 2017 by storm playing several shows including winning a Wacken Metal Battle in their hometown which later turned into a performance at the re-known festival. It also marked the release of their first mix-tape entitled ,010717, which was also served as the release date. They continued to make waves landing a slot at Iceland’s own Eistnaflug. Throughout the festival they played 3 separate performances, Most notable was when they played at an abandoned pizza parlor where their live performance cemented their name in Iceland’s underground hardcore metal scene. Fast forward to 2018 where the band continue making their rounds, performing their memorable live shows at Roadburn Festival, and Bloodshed Fest as well as a tour in Europe.
UNE MISÈRE are going full steam into 2019 with performances at Summer Breeze, Metal Days as well as several festivals that have yet to be announced.. The explosive collective is ready to show the world how their sound pushes sonic boundaries.
Industrial superpowers have collided, forming an explosive new band called DIE KLUTE. Featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, Die Krupps’ Jürgen Engler and Leæther Strip’s Claus Larsen, the collaboration combines decades of industrial blood and sweat equity for one of the most aggressive records the genre has seen in years. The band’s debut album, Planet Fear, will arrive February 1st from Cleopatra Records.
DIE KLUTE has partnered with Loudwire.com to reveal their first new song, “It’s All In Vain,” via a music video. The incendiary clip features footage from the upcoming horror movie starring screen legend William Shatner, “Devil’s Revenge!”
The power trio’s debut, Planet Fear, features 10 original songs plus supercharged versions of Public Enemy’s 1988 classic “She Watch Channel Zero?!” and U2’s deep cut “MOFO.” It combines the efforts of all three musicians who prove that they are hard to beat at what they do best! Aggressive electronic beats, sequencers and guitars, that feel like you are getting punched in the face, and with lyrics that critically address the current political situations, spat out with bold conviction and furious anger!
“It has been a pleasure dealing with Claus and Dino. Claus I have known for a long time and we have worked together, as remixers and in live situations. We are old buddies, so it was an easy accomplishment. Dino I have met on several occasions when DIE KRUPPS and FEAR FACTORY have played together in the past, last time at Cold Waves Festival in Chicago 2014. We had never discussed working together, but as the result of our fortuitous collaboration proves that it was just meant to be. Our personal styles seamlessly fit together, no compromises were necessary. I’m proud and happy with the outcome and cannot wait to get feedback from the many fans we have around the globe! DIE KLUTE is here to stay, you better believe it!!!” – Jürgen Engler
“Creating this band from scratch and composing our debut album has been a very creative and a big learning experience for me. I do most of my music on my own here at Strip Farm Studio, so having these two legends as production partners has been amazing and very different from what I’ve been used to. I hope we will be able to take this album to stages around the world. We each bring our own thing to the songs and I really feel that we’ve created something very special here.” – Claus Larsen.
I’m honored to collaborate with two Industrial giants Claus Larson and Jürgen Engler. I’m really looking forward to unleashing this futuristic industrial metal onslaught to the world, Get ready for “Planet Fear.” In order to create you must first destroy all boundaries.” – Dino Cazares
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2019 sees MONO head into their 20th anniversary – and they show no signs of stopping. 2018 saw the band personally invited by Robert Smith to perform at his Meltdown Festival curation in London, where they sold out Queen Elizabeth Hall almost as fast as the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Deftones sold out their intimate shows at Royal Festival Hall. It was recognition of an artist revered amongst their peers, and MONO duly created one of the stand-out performances of the festival.
Following on from their successful pre-release tour around Europe in late 2018, the band will present new album Nowhere Now Here in January 2019 and embark on their 20th anniversary year by performing their classic Hymn to the Immortal Wind album in full on the main stage at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg this April, accompanied by the Jo Quail Quartet.
This show will be one of the highlights of this special year for MONO – yet in many ways it is a precursor to so much more to come. April and May 2019 will see the band take a new set around Europe as Nowhere Now Here becomes the focus. Ahead of this tour and the release of their new album next week the band have shared a 3rd single ‘Meet Us Where The Night Ends’.
Joining them on the road are artists who complement the heights and depths that their music reaches to. Arabrot create True Norwegian Art Rock and deliver a musical expression quite like no one else. Jo Quail is a one-woman cello ensemble, whose looped compositions redefine what classical instrumentation can mean within a heavy context.
MONO – Nowhere Now Here European Tour 2019 + Arabrot + Jo Quail
11/04 – NL Tilburg, Roadburn Festival (performing Hymn to the Immortal Wind with the Jo Quail Quartet) * no Arabrot
14/04 – DE Bochum, Rotunde
15/04 – DE Berlin, BiNuu
16/04 – PL Gdansk, B90
17/04 – PL Warsaw, Hydrogazadka
18/04 – PL Krakow, Zet Pe Te
19/04 – CZ Prague, Underdogs
20/04 – AT Vienna, Szene * no Arabrot
21/04 – HU Budapest. Durer Kert * no Jo Quail
23/04 – BG Sofia, Mixtape5
25/04 – HR Zagreb, Mochvara
26/04 – SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska * no Arabrot
27/04 – IT Bologna, TPO
28/04 – CH Zurich, Bogen F
29/04 – DE Munich, Strom
30/04 – DE Karlsruhe, Jubez
02/05 – DE Leipzig, UT Connewitz
03/05 – BE Arlon, Aralunaires
04/05 – UK Brighton, The Haunt
05/05 – UK Leicester, Handmade Festival
06/05 – UK Manchester, Gorilla
The conflict and correlation between dark and light is a universal theme with a rich history. Musically, perhaps no band in the 21st Century has mined that relationship more consistently or effectively than Japan’s MONO.
Across 10 albums in 20 years, MONO have convincingly reflected the quietest and most chaotic parts of life through their music. Their ever-expanding instrumental palette – which began in earnest in 1999 with the traditional guitar-bass-drums rock band setup – has evolved to include as many as 30 orchestral instruments. Now, on Nowhere Now Here, the band add electronics to their repertoire – perhaps inspired by guitarist/composer Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto’s recent collaboration with John McEntire, the beguiling Behind the Shadow Drops. Nowhere Now Here also sees MONO’s first-ever lineup change, adding new drummer Dahm Majuri Cipolla (The Phantom Family Halo) to the core trio of Goto, Tamaki, and Yoda. Tamaki also makes her vocal debut here, singing into the shadows of vintage Nico on the poetically hazy Breathe.
The unlikely career of MONO has taken them to virtually every corner of the planet, several times over. Those corners have all left indelible marks on their music, as it drills deeper towards the sound of feeling not quite human and all too human – often at the same time.
Brit newcomers ICARUS DIVE continue their climb by dropping a spanking new
video for the track, The New Gods. The song has been lifted from the alt rockers’
much acclaimed recent EP, Among The Thorns, which is out now.
Hailing from the leafy suburbs of Guildford, ICARUS DIVE are certainly
making their mark on the UK’s buoyant scene. The crafty quartet released
their new breath-taking EP, Among The Thorns, this Summer, and the response
has been amazing. To date, the record has picked up rampant support from
Powerplay Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, and Louder, as well as regular
rotation on BBC Introducing and Kerrang! Radio. The EP has been backed with
a slew of highly successful live shows throughout the South and beyond.
ICARUS DIVE will now plough forward again as they reveal a killer video for
The New Gods, which was recorded at the band’s recent EP launch. The song is
symptomatic of the band’s alluring and deeply woven sound. With captivating
riffery, oft-kilter dynamics and neat phrasing, The New Gods is as hypnotic
as it is all-consuming. Vocalist Joe Crooks comments on the track: “We
wanted to capture some of the energy that we see at our gigs and there was
no better time than at our EP launch in our hometown of Guildford. We wanted
to show anyone that missed out that we are a band worth making the trip to
see”. With further releases and shows lined up for the coming year, 2019 is
destined to be a great year for ICARUS DIVE.