Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Dead Deads - Nothing Will Be Fine


The Nashville, Tennessee, alternative rockers THE DEAD DEADS releases an EP 2017, where today's tune was included, a video was made for "Nothing Will Be Fine". A tune were they have created a sound and a culture that is part heritage, part science fiction, and all ROCK. Heads bang as metal and grunge riffs are beaten into submission by relentless, often bombastic rhythms. Sixties harmonies, brutal growls and finely crafted wordplay force unexpected stops and odd time signatures into undeniable hooks creating a new brand of drum-driven rock–brutal, silly and sublime.

THE DEAD DEADS are very influenced by the sound of bands from 90’s, like THE PIXIES and SONIC YOUTH, to a more modern metal acts like MASTODON and BARONESS and the punkish and grunge roots of NOFX, WEEZER, NIRVANA. Very interesting mix of music.

They have been very busy touring over the years. And in 2017 got off to a crazy start with another trip on ShipRocked, direct support for NONPOINT and a run with ALTER BRIDGE and at the same time they released the latest EP, produced by Matt Mahaffey. They are currently writing for the third studio record, and will finish the year out with SEETHERs "Poison the Parish" tour after two shows with SKID ROW.

Today's tune is the politically charged song "Nothing Will Be Fine" is taken from THE DEAD DEADS summer '17 EP. Video Credits: Produced by The Dead Deads and Erick Anderson Director of Photography: Erick Anderson Video Editor: Leticia Wolf Starring: THE DEAD DEADS, Keiffer Infantino and Marcus Mesto Recorded at West Light Studios in Franklin, TN



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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Zack De La Rocha - Digging For Windows


Zack De La Rocha released his first solo single "Digging For Windows" in over a decade last year. The single was going to promote his upcoming solo album, it was suppose the be released during 2017, but it's still quiet at the De La Rocha camp, will it ever be released or will it just be dropped any day?


The rapper, known for his work with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, delivers bleak lines with claustrophobic urgency and stark force: "I stare at a future so toxic/ No trust in the dust of a promise/ Won't mark the name on a ballot/ So they can be free to devour our options." The song is the first off de la Rocha's as-yet-untitled upcoming solo album, which is set for release sometime next year".

El-P produced "Digging For Windows", utilizing a terse, bruising beat and sludgy, battering-ram bassline. Matt Sweeney contributed spindly guitar to the track, while Nick Hook provided "additional keys." De La Rocha and El-P worked together in 2014 on "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)," which appeared on Run the Jewels 2.

De La Rocha made his latest track available for free download on BitTorrent. "Thanks to the late Manuel Alvarez Bravo for creating the cover art photo," the rapper wrote.

New solo music from De la Rocha has long been rumored. He released the One Day as a Lion EP in 2008 with Jon Theodore. He's mostly stayed quiet since then, occasionally appearing on other artists' records.

"He's been working his ass off here in the last couple of years," former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist Tim Commerford told Rolling Stone in 2015. "The kid is an amazing musician. He built a studio in his house, and he's there all the time making a One Day as a Lion full album. That's his band, and he's a 'one band' kind of guy."


Today's tune "Digging For Windows" by Zach De La Rocha. Produced by el-p, additional guitar by matt sweeney, additional keys by nick hook, vocal tracking by john debold, mixed by joey raia, mastered by joe laporta.



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Prophets of Rage - Unfuck The World


"Unfuck the World" was the first musical statement from PROPHETS OF RAGEs self-titled full-length debut certainly hits its mark. Where all the fury is set on a number of societal ills. The song and video point out more ills than you can count, but the revolution has got to start somewhere and this song is definitely a rally cry moving people to action.

Chuck D. and B-Real trade off vocals, urging a societal revolution against hatred, racism and war while holding our politicians accountable. It’s directed by Michael Moore, and juxtaposes politically-charged footage—like Donald Trump holding that damn orb—with shots of the band performing. Watch it below.


Moore shared this statement about the video in a press release:

I am thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world. PROPHETS OF RAGE is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment. This music video is our collective battle cry against those who seek to harm the innocent and the powerless. I am proud to have directed this video and I ask all who see it do their part to unfuck this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!”

 

PROPHETS OF RAGE is an American rap rock supergroup. Formed in 2016, the group consists of three members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE (bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk), two members of PUBLIC ENEMY (DJ Lord and rapper Chuck D), and rapper B-Real of CYPRESS HILL.


Today's tune "Unfuck The World" is taken from the self-titled debut studio album by American rap rock supergroup Prophets of Rage. The album was released on September 15, 2017, by Fantasy Records.



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Monday, November 27, 2017

Enslaved - E


Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"E" is the fourteenth full length studio album from the Norwegian Viking neighbours ENSLAVED. The band's music draws heavily on the Viking cultural and religious heritage of their home country of Norway for inspiration, and most of the band's lyrics relate to Norse mythology. The Black Metal band that have infused more progressive tones into their sound over the years, nothing bad with that, rather better in my opinion.


Mastermind Ivar explains about the title E:

"The concept of the album lies in both it’s meaning as a letter in the latin alphabet, and it’s runic reference: the rune "Ehwaz", that is depicted as an "M" when drawn as rune (just to make sure it gets really confusing) – the runes are drawn to look like what they literally mean. Ehwaz (pronounced and used as what's known as E, but drawn as an “M”) looks like and means 'horse'. Which is closely linked to its esoteric meaning; which is 'trust' and 'co-operation'. One of mankind's oldest and deepest pairings/collaborations with any "outside" entities is with the horse. When they were first tamed and utilised there must have arisen the notion of some esoteric link between the two; now we could move swiftly, escape faster and even eat and drink from the animal (both horse milk and horse blood), and of course show off and brag before our enemies and peers with the most spectacular horses.

So, no, it is not about horses! It is about the symbioses that surrounds us; which are vital to our existence, to our development – on all scales: man and vessel (for instance horse, yes), a person and its significant other, child and parent, musician and instrument, chaos and order, subconscious and conscious, Oden and Sleipnir – wisdom and communication. There are many levels and variations of this concept on the album; the duality of man and nature, present and past personalities within one self, the conscious fear and the subconscious drive. And other symbiosis."





"E" is a record that breaths fresh air, not an old wunderbaum that starts to loose it fragrances, here its more natural essences that spreads overs the harmonies of the album. It's with an ease to play this record, excellent production with superb musical handcraft, thought out song structures, depth filled melodies where all the rhythms flows so smoothly, like a gentle hand caresses your body with sensual emotion. The vocals are marvellous, pending from beaming clean vocals by Hakon Vinje to Grutle Kjellson superlative harsh vocals.

The album opens up with the epic first single "Storm Son", it's also the longest tune on the album, the almost 11 wonderfully minutes. Here they mix progressive calm with crunchy black metal. Then the album takes a little turn with "The River’s Mouth" where the speed goes up a notch, heavier riffs and vocals. "Sacred Horse" keeps up the speed, a more progressive layout, hammering drums, distinct riffing, harsh vocals. "Axis of The World" have a more rockier approach, excellent riffs and melody and superb vocal parts. "Feathers of Eolh" is a real experimental progressive and groovy dark piece that charges up and blows a few times, well done! "Hiindsiight" wraps up E fluidly, doomy grandeur piece that makes it an magnificently ending.

Sum: Highly Recommended album, don't miss this one! .


Today's tune "The River's Mouth", taken from "E", released October 13th, 2017. Music video by Josh Graham of http://www.suspendedinlight.com.


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Somebody to Love", originally titled "Someone to Love", is a rock song that was written by Darby Slick. It was originally recorded by THE GREAT SOCIETY, and later by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE.

Written by THE GREAT SOCIETY guitarist Darby Slick after realizing his girlfriend had left him, and first performed by that band, which included his then-sister-in-law Grace Slick on vocals, the song made little impact outside of the club circuit in the Bay Area. The song was released in 1966 as a single with the B-side another Darby Slick composition titled "Free Advice" on the North Beach subsidiary of Autumn Records, and received minimal circulation outside of San Francisco. San Francisco in the mid-'60s was the epicenter of free love, but Darby Slick saw a downside to this ethos, as it could lead to jealousy and disconnect. This song champions loyalty and monogamy, as the singer implores us to find that one true love that will nurture us and get us through the tough times.

When Grace Slick departed to join JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, she took this song with her, bringing it to the "Surrealistic Pillow" sessions, along with her own composition "White Rabbit". Subsequently, the AIRPLANE's more ferocious rock and roll version became the band's first and biggest success; the single by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE scored at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. JEFFERSON AIRPLANEs first hit song, "Somebody To Love" was also one of the first big hits to come out of the US West Coast counterculture scene. Over the next few years, musicians flocked to the San Francisco Bay Area to be part of this scene. The original version of this song that Grace Slick sang with The Great Society is more subdued. With JEFFERSON AIRPLANE she sounds far more accusatory and menacing when she belts out lines like "Your mind is so full of red" and "Your friends, baby, they treat you like a guest."


"Somebody to Love" was also a track on their influential album released in February 1967, "Surrealistic Pillow". The lyrics are in the second person, with each two-line verse setting a scene of alienation and despair, and the chorus repeating the title of the song, with slight variations such as: "... / Don't you need somebody to love? / Wouldn't you love somebody to love? / ..." Like the album on which it appeared, this song was instrumental in publicizing the existence of the Haight-Ashbury counterculture to the rest of the United States.

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE was a rock band based in San Francisco, California, who pioneered psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)—and the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968) in England. Their 1967 break-out album "Surrealistic Pillow" ranks on the short list of the most significant recordings of the "Summer of Love". Two songs from that album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

The "classic" lineup of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, from October 1966 to February 1970, was Marty Balin (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals), Grace Slick (vocals), Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar, vocals), Jack Casady (bass), and Spencer Dryden (drums). Marty Balin left the band in 1971. After 1972, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE effectively split into two groups. Kaukonen and Casady moved on full time to their own band, Hot Tuna. Slick, Kantner, and the remaining members of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE recruited new members and regrouped as JEFFERSON STARSHIP in 1974, with Marty Balin eventually joining them. JEFFERSON AIRPLANE was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.


Today's clip is from American Bandstand, 1967.



Second clip is live from Woodstock 1969.



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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Charlie Cunningham - Minimum


Charlie Cunningham is a London-based indie singer/songwriter who specializes in spacy, spectral introspection. Usually backed by just his acoustic guitar and plenty of echo, Cunningham released his first EP, "Outside Things", in 2014. It was the first of three EPs -- "Breather" followed in 2015, "Heights" in 2016 -- that established his austere, sensitive style, setting the groundwork for "Lines", the full-length debut that arrived in January 2017.



Today's tune "Minimum" taken from with Charlie Cunningham new album "Lines". Here is a live version of “Minimum” at St John’s church in Hackney.



Here is another clip that I found with him performing the same tune.



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Friday, November 24, 2017

Jon Stevens - Hold On


New Zealand-born singer Jon Stevens of Māori descent. Stevens is the brother of New Zealand Idol judge, Frankie Stevens. He is best known for his work with NOISEWORKS and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

Jon Stevens is recognized as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory. In 2016 he joined forces with legendary musician, songwriter and producer Dave Stewart (of EURYTHMICS) to record a new album, "Starlight". The first single and today's tune “Hold On” is classic powerhouse Jon Stevens. The album also features Ringo Starr on one track ‘One Way Street’. Vanessa Amorosi also appears on the record. The album was released Friday 31 March.



"Starlight" is a true and deep look at the life and influences of the artist. The album explores the themes of mortality, striving for a better day and falling in love. The soulful artistry of "Starlight" has been met with critical acclaim.

Jon Stevens has spared no expense for his latest album "Starlight" with a Hollywood-sized video for the first single "Hold On", see it below. The video, shot in the Mojave Desert in California’, was directed by Jesse Davey who previously worked with Daryl Hall on Live From Daryl’s House.

Enjoy "Hold On", taken from Jon Stevens tenth studio album "Starlight"



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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Perfect Circle - The Doomed


A PERFECT CIRCLE continue their march towards releasing their first new album since 2004 with the somber, black-and-white video for "The Doomed."

A PERFECT CIRCLE is set to release first new album since 2004 next year 😀

The song's clip, directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, is impressively unvarnished. Each band member spends time in front of the camera, usually alone; there are no backdrops, few effects and less movement; the musicians stare impassively into the lens or look away. This continues for close to five minutes. Sometimes the background shifts from white to black.


A PERFECT CIRCLE is currently touring North America and will reach Europe for the summer and Sweden, whoo ha, really looking forward to see them live for the first time, see all the dates below.



Enjoy Today's tune and the stunning visual effects!



Upcoming Tourdates:


November 24 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
November 25 St. Paul, MN Xcel EnergyCenter
November 28 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
November 30 Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum
December 1 Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 Portland, OR Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
December 4 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
June 05, 2018 Fryshuset Stockholm, Sweden June 06, 2018 Spektrum Oslo, Norway
June 12, 2018 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom
June 13, 2018 O2 Apollo Brixton London, United Kingdom
June 17, 2018 Zitadelle Berlin, Germany
June 20, 2018 Halle 622 Zurich, Switzerland
June 23, 2018 Rockhal Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Audrey Horne - This Is War


Hard rock outfit, AUDREY HORNE, have released a video for "This Is War", a tune from their upcoming "Blackout" album,out on January 12th via Napalm Records.


AUDREY HORNE says: "We are proud to soon be able to release our new album "Blackout", and to give you a taste of what’s to come we are doing an early release of the opening track "This Is War". We are first and foremost a live band so we have added some images from our life on the road to accompany it. Hope to see you as a part of this when we start our tour in January. Stay classy, AUDREY HORNE."

Fuel to the fire – that’s what relentlessly hot and timeless hard rock outfit AUDREY HORNE provide.

They started back in 2002 soon took the Norwegians and their riff-soaked fury all the way to the top, albeit accidentally.



Blackout's album artwork by Asle Birkeland.

Blackout will be available in the following formats:

- 1LP Gatefold + 7inch incl 2 Bonus Tracks
- Ltd Digipack incl 2 Bonus Tracks
- Digital Album 10 Tracks

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

KXM - Scatterbrain


“Scatterbrain” is the all new sophomore release from the super-group KXM comprised of drummer Ray Luzier (KoRn), guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB) and KING'S X front man dUg Pinnick and is the follow up album to their highly successful 2014 self-titled debut release which landed at #31 on the Billboard Top 200.


“Scatterbrain” features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood California where the band once again tapped Chris “The Wizard” Collier (FLOTSAM & JETSAM/PRONG/LAST IN LINE) to engineer the new effort.

Speaking about the recording process for KXM’s new record, vocalist dUg Pinnick comments, “We wrote all the songs right on the spot and immediately recorded them, everyone doing his part and no one telling the other one what or how to play, just like the previous album!”. Drummer Ray Luzier adds “We wanted to use the same formula as the 1st KXM record…book studio time, come in fresh every day with a new idea, run with it and not over think anything” .

Basically it was “Record-topia”, we showed up in the studio, camped out with a bunch of gear and let the tape roll!” states guitarist George Lynch. “Just like the first album, no pre-production, no rehearsal, no pre-written songs, every song was written as a product of an in-studio jam session!”

On the topic of the musical direction and overall vibe of the new album Ray recently told Modern Drummer Magazine; “It's a darker record than the first one, it's really heavy and it’s very soulful with dUg's voice leading the way". Ray further describes the direction of the new album, “There is some straight ahead rock, bits of prog, ska and tons of dynamics, there is a lot involved but it still sounds like KXM!” KXM “Scatterbrain” was released in March 17, 2017.

Today's tune "Scatterbrain" is the title tune from the latest album, a tune with it's infectious riff and breaks will probably hook you on!



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Monday, November 20, 2017

Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream


Today is a sad day, at least for me, "Stones", I got a call a few hours ago from my cousin, a heartbreaking news about my sister, she had passed away, heavy, oh devastating. Is there anything worse than losing something so close? My Sister, who was so close to me throughout my childhood, a person who showed me right from wrong, always welcomed me as part of her own family, treated me as her own child. It was a quite big span of age between us, Im a so called trailing child. So my sisters children was in my own age, my best friend is almost the same age as me, so you get the point that my sister was like my extra mother back then. Shit, this became a bit hard to write, when you pause up and start to look back in the past, all the memories, all the good things that happens when I was a kid, all the love and all the fun, specially the time at Santasaari, a place where I basically grew up. "Burken" or "Can" in English was a very funny game back then.

The "Can" was a game that we did often. One is Ha'n and begins to count to eg 100 while all other running and hiding. Then, when Ha'n has finished counting, he screams loudly "Now I'm coming" and then it's up to Ha'n to find anyone hiding, for example, if he sees "Jenny" sitting behind a red house, he kick the "Can" (which may be a tree or a stone, etc.), saying, "The Can is kicked for Jenny behind the red house." If Jenny was behind the red house, she will arrive when the game is over for her. The other participants will try to sneak out to the "Can" and say "The Can is kicked for me" You can make the rules for who will be Ha'n next time either the one who first caught it or the one who kicks the last one.

 


My Sister has been a sick for some time now, she got Alzheimers, so it was expected, so I did of course prepared myself a little inside that this day will come sooner or later, but it doesn't matter how much you pre-per, it will hit you hard anyway. My Sister was a incredibly love and careful person, thinking the best for her kids and me. She wanted us to have fun in Life, so it was really fun to be in her space. Of course she could be both stubborn and strict, but in a good way if you look back.

My sister loved Elvis Presley, same as my mom. My Cousin got the news yesterday that my sister got bad, he took a plane this morning to be able to visit his mom, when he arrived, he played some Elvis for my Sister and his Mom so she could sleep tight and leave this earth and so she did.



Now I want you my "Sister, bonus mom" to rest in peace and when times comes and you will return to Earth, you are more than welcome to come over for a visit, either as a flying soul or with a new body, around here you will get fine roasted coffee and Elvis played on Vinyl. I dedicate today's song to my Sister, a song with Elvis, because the first Artist I think of when I remembering my Sister is Elvis. So this is the best way to honor her and for me to say goodbye.

So now I feel immediately much better and can probably consider that the first part of the grieving process is over. Soon awaiting a funeral in the north where siblings and close relatives are going to attend, where i can take the last farewell.

Today's tune "If I Can Dream" is a song made famous by Elvis Presley, written by Walter Earl Brown and notable for its direct quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr. The song was published by Elvis Presley's music publishing company Gladys Music, Inc. It was recorded by Presley in June 1968, two months after King's assassination. The recording was first released to the public as the finale of Presley's '68 Comeback Special. Brown was asked to write a song to replace "I'll Be Home for Christmas" as the grand finale on NBC's "Elvis" (June 20–23, 1968). He wrote "If I Can Dream", and when Presley heard it he proclaimed "I'm never going to sing another song I don't believe in. I'm never going to make another picture I don't believe in."

When Colonel Tom Parker heard the song demonstrated by Earl Brown, he said: "This ain't Elvis' kind of song." Elvis was also there, unbeknownst to him, and he said: "I'd like to try it, man." Earl Brown said that when Elvis recorded the song, Brown saw tears rolling down the cheeks of the three back up singers. One of them whispered to him: "Elvis has never sung with so much emotion before. He means every word."





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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rikard Wolff - Pojken På Månen


One of the most popular Swedish artist and actor Rikard Wolff, 59, took his last breath this Friday after a long-term lung disease.

Rikard Wolff (8 April 1958 – 17 November 2017) was a Swedish stage and screen actor and singer. His career included both film roles in House of Angels and its two sequels and theatre roles such as in Waiting for Godot at Royal Dramatic Theatre, and A Chorus Line at The Göteborg Opera. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour for his work with French music. He had also been awarded a Grammis, and received the Swedish Academy's 2017 prize for theatre, as well as a royal medal for his service as an actor. His best known song was "Pojken på månen" from the album of the same name.

Wolff was openly homosexual. He had one daughter with Stina Gardell, a Swedish producer and journalist, sister of the Swedish novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian Jonas Gardell and of the religion scholar Mattias Gardell.

Wolff had pulmonary emphysema since 1988 and died on 17 November 2017, aged 59. R.I.P.


 
It's really sad that he has left this earth, he was a marvellous singer and actor. I think my first contact with him was on the cinema 1992, when he played one of the characters in the movie "Änglagård", a superb acting and made some impressions and to be honest, he is the only one I can remember from it. I have also had the opportunity to meet this incredibly warm, sympathetic and nice man during a number of jobs over the years.

Today's tune "Pojken På Månen" (The Boy on the Moon) is an single and the title tune from his second solo album, released in 1995.



Rikard Wolff performs "Pojken på månen" on the show "Lotta på Liseberg" 2017. Lotta på Liseberg is a live entertainment program broadcast from the big stage at the Liseberg theme park in Gothenburg.



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tribulation - The Lament


The Swedish death metallers TRIBULATION are back with a brand new cut "The Lament" taken from the upcoming album "Down Below" will be released on January 26th, 2018.

The band formed in 2005 in Arvika, Sweden. In early 2009, the band released its debut studio album "The Horror". Their second full length studio album "The Formulas of Death" was released in 2013. In 2015, they released their third full length studio album "Children of the Night". Though their debut album sits firmly within the old school death metal genre, their later albums are a radical departure from this sound, drawing significantly on traditional heavy metal, psychedelic rock, gothic rock, as well as the occult and supernatural mythology. The fourth album "Down Below" will be released next year. Preceding the album release they are releasing an EP "Lady Death" that will be released on December 22nd.


Some Comments on the producer and director of the latest Video, Robert Piel.

"We always plant strange seeds, seeds that when fully grown and ripened have taken their own often unexpected twists and turns. When working with this video we got to share that process with someone else who is also planting strange seeds. Director and producer Robert Piel approached us and wanted to make a collaboration, which was something that we gladly accepted after seeing his previous work and after seeing how well we got along and how our cinematic references really overlapped. It’s rare that you find people who have that creative spark that lacks in most of us and the discipline to fully get the job done. Robert and his entire crew had that! They all put a lot of effort and work into this and we all gladly endured the long and cold German nights. We hope you all enjoy our artistic amalgamation!"

The art on the EP and Album is done by Jonathan Hultén.

The album will be available in the following formats:

Deluxe LP with heavy stock gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl and LP-booklet

Strictly limited box set with gatefold LP, art prints, slipmat, patch, signed autograph card and bonus 12” MLP with silk screen print on side B

Limited deluxe CD Mediabook with O-Card and bonus track

Standard CD Jewelcase

Download/stream

The LP version of “Down Below” is available in the following vinyl colours:

Black vinyl: unlimited
Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Bengans (Sweden)
Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European webstore
Picture vinyl: limited to 500 copies, available at various mailorder stores
Transparent red vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by the band on the road
Dark-green vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively sold by the band’s webstore at Kingsroad
Transparent sun-yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
Transparent petrol-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
Silver vinyl: limited to 300 copies, offered in North America through RED
Clear vinyl: limited to 300 copies, offered by US indie stores
White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s US webstore



Today's tune "The Lament" is taken from the upcoming forth album "Down Below", Video directed and produced: Robert Piel, Cinematography: Christian Edgar Scholz, Editing: Daniel Schlichter, Robert Piel, Actors: Lea Knoff, Anthony Arndt, Production & Costume Design: Friederike Külpmann, Dressmaker: Bettina Leber, 1.AC: David Seul (performance), Additional Cinematography: Robert Piel, Production assistant: Christoph Erdmann, Enjoy!



TRIBULATION live 2018:


ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ WINTERSUN, TRIBULATION & JINJER

12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) - Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC *
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City *
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko *
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - O2 Ritz *
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - O2 Academy *

* without JINJER

INSOMNIUM “Winter’s Gate” European tour part 2 with special guest TRIBULATION

15.03.2018 Tallinn (Estonia) - Tapper
16.03.2018 Riga (Latvia) - Melna Piektdiena
17.03.2018 Vilnius (Lithuania) - Rock River Club
18.03.2018 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
19.03.2018 Cracow (Poland) - Kwadrat
20.03.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Dürer Kert
22.03.2018 Bucharest (Romania) - Quantic Club
23.03.2018 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5 Club
24.03.2018 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
25.03.2018 Athens (Greece) - Piraeus 117 Academy
29.03.2018 Zagreb (Croatia) - Klub Mochvara
30.03.2018 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
09.04.2018 Porto (Portugal) - Club Hard
10.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Magna Carta Cartel - Sway


MAGNA CARTA CARTEL or MCC is a Swedish rock band from Linköping. Formed in 2006, the group went on hiatus in 2010 when three of its members began to focus on their other band, GHOST. After leaving GHOST, Martin Persner announced in March 2017 that MCC had resumed activities.

MCC plays magical rock music or as they say “Radio-edited movie themes, for daily life and death”.

Our music reminds of VANGELIS meeting Tom Petty, trying to reach U2, willing to be JOY DIVISION, feeling like ABBA, longing to be Brian Eno, remembering Jean Michel Jarre, looking at METALLICA, sleeping with Mike Oldfield, dancing to Koto, hunting the BEATLES, killing Morricone in a duel, snorting to Moroder etc etc.


Current line-up:

Martin Persner – guitar, vocals
Arvid Persner – guitar, drums
Pär Glendor – guitar, synth



Today's tune "Sway". is the first single from our upcoming release, due in early spring 2017. Video by Claudio Marino, Additional Vocals on Sway by Fia Kempe, enjoy!



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blue Stones - Black Holes


Windsor, Ontario based Blues Rock duo BLUE STONES show that two dudes really is enough to create some killer stuff, check this up!

Not having a third member to fill another rhythm role, the duo developed an original characteristic to the sounds of the bands that influenced them, such as KINGS OF LEON, MY MORNING JACKET, MUTEMATH and THE BLACK KEYS.

“We never had a bass player in our early jams, so we subconsciously compensated for one in the music,” says guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar.

Apparently it’s worked, the group has reached top-level sales on the popular Bandcamp.com as well as garnering over one million spins on Spotify. The duo’s music has also been featured numerous times on major network television shows such as Suits, Parks and Rec and Monday Night Football .

The BLUE STONES create a killer hi/lo effect; contrasting their slick and put together look with their rough and rollicking live show. Heart, soul and sweat characterize every BLUE STONES spectacle – you can’t help but be pulled in from the moment the first note is played.

The two are elated to have played with premiere acts and in national festivals; however, they’d like to achieve an even greater reach to bigger audiences around all of North America and the world.

“We love this too much to keep it hid in southwestern Ontario.”



BLUE STONES are:

Tarek Jafar - Vocals/Guitar
Justin Tessier - Percussion/ Back-Up Vocals



Today's tune "Black Holes" performed live in The Rock studios for The Rock Indie Show with Theresa!



With a Kick Ass video.



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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Appice - Monsters & Heroes


"Sinister", the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny Appice, "APPICE" was released on October 27 through SPV/Steamhammer as double gatefold vinyl, CD digipack, download and stream.

The official video for the albums first single, "Monsters And Heroes", can be seen below.

You're unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on his own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world's greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten VANILLA FUDGE, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL and DIO, among others. With the exception of the live album "Drum Wars - Live!" (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far. That's about to change!

"Sinister" was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. Vinny says:
  "As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends."


Lineup and guests

Carmine Appice (drums, vocals)
Vinny Appice (drums)

Jim Crean (vocals)
Paul Shortino (vocals) (ROUGH CUTT, ex-QUIET RIOT)
Robin McAuley (vocals) (MSG)
Chas West (vocals) (ex-LYNCH MOB)
Scotty Bruce (vocals)

Craig Goldy (guitar) (ex-DIO, ex-GIUFFRIA)
Bumblefoot (guitar) (ex-GUNS N' ROSES)
Joel Hoekstra (guitar) (WHITESNAKE)
Mike Sweda (guitar) (BULLETBOYS)
Erik Turner (guitar) (WARRANT)
David Michael Phillips (guitar) (KING KOBRA)

Tony Franklin (bass) (ex-BLUE MURDER, ex-THE FIRM)
Phil Soussan (bass) (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE)
Johnny Rod (bass) (KING KOBRA, ex-W.A.S.P.)
Jorgen Carlson (bass) (GOV'T MULE)

Today's tune "Monsters And Heroes" is taken from the brothers latest album "Sinister". Lyrics written for Ronnie James Dio Video Produced, Directed and Edited by Jamie Brown (Smoking Gun Productions Inc.) Director of photography: Sebastien Paquet Camera Rigging: Tom Hawthorne Video Guest Stars: Okai Sisters (Mayuko & Tsuzumi) & Carrot Top Drums: Vinny (left) & Carmine (right) Vocals: Paul Shortino Guitar: David Henzerling & Mick Sweda Bass: Johnny Rod Bk Vocals: Cast of Thousands Written by: P.Shortino, D.Henzerling, C.Appice



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jono - Crown


Swedish band JONO started as a solo project of singer Johan Norrby (hence the moniker ”JoNo”), who has been singing, writing, and playing music in various bands and projects over the years. This applies also for all the other members of the band. Guitarist Stefan Helleblad is a member of Dutch symphonic sensations WITHIN TEMPTATION, Drummer Nicka Hellenberg also played all the drums on WITHIN TEMPTATIONs "The Unforgiving" and has an impressive resume involving bands and recordings. Both keyboard player Johan Carlgren and bass player Janne Henriksson are frequently hired for both live and studio sessions. Leo Olsson – also a busy musician – joined the band in 2015.


JONO’s music is hard to pinpoint. Maybe it's best described as melodic rock with symphonic and progressive elements, always based on strong melodies with bombastic arrangements. Dynamics and a contemporary, fat sound are important ingredients in the JONO musical recipe. Their music has been said to show the influence of great artists like Queen, Supertramp, Kansas, Journey and Sparks, but above all the band has received a lot of credit and praise because of their unique sound.

The band says: 'We are very thrilled and proud about our cooperation with Frontiers Music Srl, a label which is home to so many great artists we truly respect and admire. As a band, this is an excellent opportunity to reach the international markets we've been aiming for. We can't wait to release the coming album, and of course hit the stage to be heard and seen by a wider audience, meeting with old and new fans. See you all out there!'

In 2016 the band signed a deal with Frontiers Records Srl. Next album will be released on the Frontiers label in December the 1:st

Today's tune "Crown" is taken from the upcoming



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