Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We Sell The Dead - Echoes Of An Ugly Past


“What if Jack the Ripper had played in a band? A heavy metal band?”
This is the question that formed and influenced WE SELL THE DEAD, this is the question that made the band.

Revolving around Guitarist - Niclas Engelin (IN FLAMES, ENGEL), Bass player - Jonas Slättung (DRÖMRIKET), Drummer - Gas Lipstick (former HIM) and the voice of Apollo Papathanasio (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREWIND), WE SELL THE DEAD go beyond the strains of conventional storytelling and create a multi-media experience of premium quality heavy metal music embedded in visually stimulating and atmospheric visuals.



WE SELL THE DEAD’s debut album “Heaven Doesn’t Want You And Hell Is Full” is going to be released on February 23rd, 2018 on earMUSIC.

Heavy, yet melodic sounds transport the listener into a Victorian inspired world that is defined by pompous manors and daunting luxury standing in deep contrast to the harshness and cruelty of the gutter. It is a world that reeks of hysteria, but above all a sense of mysticism and dark romanticism. WE SELL THE DEAD’s music rises above this, not merely pointing out this injustice, but expanding the narrative into the extreme, playing with themes of ghosts, death or religion. But not only…

Despite a reference to Victorian times, WE SELL THE DEAD maintains a very modern and ever-so-current approach that translates to the world we live in today.

Jonas Slättung Explains: “From the late 1800, an era that has inspired our band enormously, comes one of the greatest and darkest crime mysteries of them all: Jack the Ripper. We don’t know 100% who he was but we know his horrendous deeds. All the visuals we had in our mind, combined with the sometimes slightly morbid lyrics, made us think that this is what music would have sounded like if heavy metal had existed in the 19th century, or if Jack the Ripper had travelled forward in time to join a metal band. We Sell the Dead would have been his natural choice for a backing band. He probably would have felt right at home with us.

But, at the same time, the world hasn’t exactly evolved into a beautiful place since the 1880’s.
In the 1979 movie, ‘Time After Time’, Jack the Ripper escapes justice by, indeed, fleeing in a time machine to 1979. After getting caught by his followers, The Ripper utters this line of wisdom:
– back in 1893, I was a monster. Today...I’m an amateur.”

Well enjoy today’s tune!



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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Harakiri For The Sky - Heroin Waltz


Austria's HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will release their new album ”Arson", on February 16th via AOP Records. The band has released a video for "Heroin Waltz", see it below.


Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, the aim of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY has always been to create a unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, wrapped in alternately manic / mellow songs that bridged black metal and atmospheric post-rock. The band was initially begun as a studio project by erstwhile Bifröst member M. S. joined by vocalist / lyricist J. J., and has recently been expanded to a live lineup. With that lineup secured, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY then embarked upon successful European tours with the likes of A FOREST OF STARS, ELLENDE, FÄULNIS, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT and AGRYPNIE among others, encompassing over 25 countries to date. 2016 was a really successful year for HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY. Their 3rd album “III - Trauma” got great acclaim from critics and audiences and a nominee for the “Amadeus Austrian Music Award”. The recording process of the 4th album “Arson” is fi nished. It is the first time with a studio drummer on a record and no one else could fi t better into the line-up than Kerim “Krimh” Lechner who handles the drums behind SEPTICFLESH and played live with BEHEMOTH. The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Fellner.


Today’s tune "Heroin Waltz” is taken from ” Arson”, to be released on 16th of February, 2018. Classical guitar on the tune by Bernth Brodträger and session drums by Kerim "Krimh” Lechner. "This song is not primarily about heroin or doing drugs inherently, but also about the aspiration to find warmth in life and the search for something that makes you feel complete. I think it is almost impossible to find this warmness and equanimity, as life is nothing but a continuous downward spiral. The longing is willing to abate after a few years, but the sadness will last forever." - J.J. (vocals)



Upcoming European tour dates for the spring of 2018. The band will be supporting Dutch dark-rock band DOOL and the three week excursion will take place March 2nd through March 18th, with performances in eight different countries.

January

17 - Turku, Finland - Gong
18 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
19 - Jyväskylä, Finland - JKL Metal Festival
20 - Helsinki, Finland - Metal Crane Festival
21 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tapper
25 - Malmö, Sweden - Babel
26 - Göteborg, Sweden - Musikens hus
27 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
28 - Karlstad, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
29 - Oslo, Norway - Revolver

February

10 - Vienna, Austria - Szene Wien (Exclusive Release Show)

March

2 - Essen, Germany - Turock
3 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob Concerts
5 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur - Café Concert
6 - Paris, France - O’Sullivans Backstage
7 - Colmar, France - Legrillen Grillen
8 - Aarau, Switzerland - KIFF
9 - Pavia, Italy - DAGDA Live Club
10 - San Donà di Piave, Italy - Revolver Club
12 - Budapest, Hungary - A38 Hajó
13 - Kraków, Poland - Klub Alchemia
14 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory
15 - Erfurt, Germany - Club From Hell
16 - Berlin, Germany - Roadrunners Rock & Motor Club
17 - Mannheim, Germany - MS Connexion Complex
18 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Poppodium 013

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Tribulation - Down Below


Monday, new week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

Sweden’s blackened goth rockers TRIBULATION have released their new and fourth full-length opus "Down Below".

With the critical acclaim 2015's "Children Of The Night", it's with big pressure to overcome the last release and keep the creation on top and release an another great album.

The band continues to evolve, lots of new ideas have implemented both musically and artistically. A development that sounds great for my ears and the graphics for my eyes, including a new cool band logo.


"Down Below" continues to embracing the dark side and explore the fears. The horror and spooky feeling over the tunes are overwhelming. They mostly inspired by the microcosms within themselves but still allow drawing parallels to the current state of the world. The album opens with the lead single "The Lament", a spooky rhythm section by Adam Zaars and Jonathan Hulten and soaring leads until Johannes raging and horrific vocals approach.  "Nightbound" is a beautiful piece of music creation, melodic guitars that guides you around in the darkness together with the newcomer drummer Oscar Leander. The second single "Lady Death", Black Madonna, Release your unbridled rage upon my soul... is a catchy rocker. "Subterranea" with a awesome melodic piano it opens up like Pandoras box and unleash the fear. "Purgatorio"is an instrumental lullaby, something for your children? "Cries From the Underworld" is a spiritual piece with calculated guitar harmonies. "Lacrimosa" is a gothic piece, Churches, monkes and bells, signing "Black wings of death unfold Sancta Mater Dolorosa".  The goth inspired tunes continues on "The World", great vibe in the harmony and the dark vocals. The album closes up with the massive musical creation "Here Be Dragons", where they mix progressive rock with mystic dark atmosphere.

Every note on the album evokes a spooky hazy mystique that welds the occult themes of the darkness and evil. A well crafted story that is grievously seduced by the damned.

The album artwork is painted by Jonathan Hultén, showing a fierce grotesque and hidden Madonna that are watching over the shadows of Stockholm. The album was produced by Martin Ehrencrona and was released on January 26th through Century Media.


Sum: "Down Below" is another well crafted odyssey by the Swedes, they are here to stay and conquer! So for god´s sake, don't miss this!

Today's tune "The World", taken from "Down Below", enjoy!


European tour with ARCH ENEMY, WINTERSUN and JINJER

28.01.2018 NL Tilburg, 013
29.01.2018 DE Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE Gothenburg, Trädgårn
05.02.2018 DE Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE Saarbrücken, Garage
09.02.2018 UK Glasgow, O2 ABC
10.02.2018 UK Nottingham, Rock City
11.02.2018 UK London, Koko
13.02.2018 UK Manchester, O2 Ritz
14.02.2018 UK Bristol, O2 Academy
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
03.04.2018 Dornbirn (Austria) - Conrad Sohm
09.04.2018 Porto (Portugal) - Club Hard
10.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA
18.05.2018 Argentina Buenos Aires - Jedbangers
19-20.05.2018 Chile Santiago - Evil Confrontation

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

America - Horse With No Name


Sunday, time for a classic.

"A Horse with No Name" is a song written by Dewey Bunnell, and originally recorded by the folk rock band AMERICA. It was the band's first and most successful single, released in late 1971 in Europe and early 1972 in the USA, and topped the charts in several countries. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Considering their band name is AMERICA and was comprised of Americans, it's a bit odd to learn that the group was actually formed in England.


Dewey Bunnell – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Gerry Beckley – 12-string acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Dan Peek – bass, backing vocals

America's self-titled debut album was released initially in Europe, without "A Horse with No Name," and achieved only moderate success. Originally called "Desert Song", "Horse" was written while the band was staying at the home studio of musician Arthur Brown, near Puddletown, Dorset. The first two demos were recorded there, by Jeff Dexter and Dennis Elliott, and were intended to capture the feel of the hot, dry desert that had been depicted at the studio from a Salvador Dalí painting, and the strange horse that had ridden out of an M.C. Escher picture. Writer Dewey Bunnell also says he remembered his childhood travels through the Arizona and New Mexico desert when his family lived at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Although America would go on to score a respectable amount of hits after this hit, they will be forever associated as the band who observed "plants and birds and rocks and things" on their trip through the desert.


Today's tune "Horse With No Name" was released as the featured song on a three-track single in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy and the Netherlands on November 12, 1971



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Saturday, January 27, 2018

First Aid Kit - Fireworks


The Swedish pop duo FIRST AID KIT have released a new single "Fireworks" and a new video with approach. The video, which stars sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg at an old glammish disco high school prom. The single is taken from the latest album ”Ruins”, released January 19th.

The duo will kick off a headlining North American tour – their first since 2015 – on January 24th in Oakland, California, see all the dates below.




Enjoy, today’s tune.

Video was made by the production company: Slutet är Nära Director: Mats Udd Producer: Petra Krigström Executive Producer: Alexandros Bakos


The duo performing the single at Skavlan earlier this week.



Upcoming tour dates:

jan 27 Vogue Theatre-BC Vancouver, Canada
jan 28 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
jan 30 Palace Theatre St Paul, MN
feb 01 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
feb 02 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
feb 03 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
feb 05 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
feb 06 MTELUS Montreal, Canada
feb 07 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
feb 09 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
feb 10 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
feb 13 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
feb 24 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
feb 26 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
feb 27 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
mar 01 The Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
mar 02 The Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
mar 05 La Cigale Paris, France
mar 06 AB Main Hall Brussels, Belgium
mar 07 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
mar 08 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
mar 10 Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
mar 11 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
mar 12 Malmo Live Malmo, Sweden
mar 13 Spektrum Oslo, Norway
mar 15 Lisebergshallen Goteborg, Sweden
mar 16 Stockholm Waterfront Stockholm, Sweden
mar 17 Stockholm Waterfront Stockholm, Sweden 
mar 19 House of Culture Helsinki, Finland
apr 01 Bluesfest Byron Bay Nsw, Australia
apr 03 Enmore Theatre Sydney, Australia
apr 05 The Croxton Thornbury, Australia
apr 06 The Croxton Thornbury, Australia
apr 07 Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, Australia
apr 14 Coachella Indio, CA
apr 21 Coachella Indio, CA
jun 09 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
jun 30 Down The Rabbit Hole Ewijk, Netherlands
jul 01 Openair St Gallen St Gallen, Switzerland
jul 05 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
jul 19 Slottsfjell Tonsberg, Norway
aug 03 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge, United Kingdom
aug 05 Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Charlie Parr - Cheap Wine


All these old ladies comin’ in here buyin’ cheap wine
Ain’t no better than all these bums comin’ in here and
buy cheap wine.

Lyrics of a typical Friday at a pub next to you :)

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.



Charlie Parr is scruffy and uncomfortable looking, with a longish beard and balding head, a singular songwriter who has built a dedicated grassroots following for his haunting, topical songs and virtuosic picking, not to mention the fact that he’s on the road 300 days a year. The combination of growing up with both of his parents working proud union jobs in an industrial meat factory and his largely rural environment had a broad impact on Parr’s writing.

Charlie Parr influences include Charlie Patton, Bukka White, Reverend Gary Davis, Dave Van Ronk, and Mississippi John Hurt. He plays a Mule resonator, National resonator guitar, a fretless open-back banjo, and a 12-string guitar, often in the Piedmont blues style. He is married to Emily Parr, who occasionally adds vocals to his music. He has two children.

Charlie is of course on the road and will soon come to Europe for some shows, I would really see him live at a bar, but he will only do some shows at the west coast this route, so if he is visiting your city, do not hesitate, go and watch him, I’m sure it will be a evening to remember. See all the dates below.




Today’s tune "Cheap Wine” is a tune orginally taken from Charlie’s 4th independent release ”Rooster”, released September 28, 2005. But I picked the tune from "I Dreamed I Saw Jesse James Last Night" (live) on Best of the First 1,000: Highlights from Ampers.org, released 2010. The clip is live at Terrapin Station in Nevis Minnesota. September 14th, 2012.



UPCOMING DATES

Jan 28 Turf Club St Paul, MN
Feb 04 EKKO Utrecht, Netherlands
Feb 05 Schauspielhaus Bergneustadt, Germany
Feb 06 Kulturrampe Krefeld, Germany
Feb 07 LE BRIN DE ZINC Barberaz, France
Feb 08 Kraspek Myzik Lyon, France
Feb 09 Raindogs Savona, Italy
Feb 11 Theatre ABC La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
Feb 12 Vintage Pub Munchen, Germany
Feb 14 Casino Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Feb 15 La Peniche Antipode Paris, France
Feb 16 Sliktones Oude Bildtzijl, Netherlands
Feb 17 HET PAARD The Hague, Netherlands
Feb 18 Cooperations Wiltz, Luxembourg
Feb 19 El Lokal Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 20 Kofferfabrik Fürth, Germany
Feb 21 Bethlehemskirche Berlin, Germany
Feb 22 Music Star Norderstedt, Germany
Feb 24 Livets Salt Tatuering Lysekil, Sweden
Feb 25 Café NäRA Boras, Sweden
Feb 26 Café Mono Oslo, Norway
Feb 27 Folk å Rock Malmo, Sweden
Feb 28 Mojo Bar Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 01 Vera Groningen, Netherlands
Mar 02 Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 03 The Cluny 2 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Mar 04 Burston Crown Cromer, United Kingdom
Mar 05 The Keep Guildford, United Kingdom
Mar 06 The Crescent York, United Kingdom
Mar 07 Wharf Chambers Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 08 The Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 09 Islington Academy 2 London, United Kingdom
Mar 10 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 11 Speelplaats Baars Baars, Netherlands
Mar 16 The District Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 19 Papa Charlies Lutsen, MN
Mar 23 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton, WI
Apr 27 Mid West Music Fest Winona, MN
Jun 01 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
Jun 16 Blue Ox Festival Eau Claire, WI

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Nothing More - Go To War


San Antonio, Texas alternative rockers NOTHING MORE released their fifth studio album "The Stories We Tell Ourselves", which was released on September 15, 2017.


The lead single from the album is "Go To War", a tune were we can hear the showcasing singer Jonny Hawkins's dynamic vocal range over a mix of electronic and organic instrumentation.

Hawkins, the band's primary writer, explained:

"I was going through the end of an eight-year relationship. I was dealing with some stuff, and I got off the phone, and I was angrier than I've ever been. I was never one to yell a lot or get into super-big, dramatic fights or anything like that; I'm pretty laid back. But I'd gotten to that point, was on the edge, and we had it out with each other over the phone, and I was just fuming. At the end of eight-years of stuff that had kind of built up – I looked at guitarist Mark Vollunga, and I was like, 'Let’s get in the studio now! Play that guitar part you were playing yesterday.' And so Mark started to play it, and I just started singing stuff, and it was about 30 minutes later that the bulk of that song was done. So, some of them came out quick like that and were unusual for us

NOTHING MORE was formed in 2003, the band spent much of the 2000s recording independent albums and struggling to maintain a steady lineup or attract record label interest.


Today's tune "Go To War" is taken from the new album "The Stories We Tell Ourselves", enjoy!



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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Judas Priest - Lightning Strike


"Firepower" is the upcoming eighteenth studio album by British heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST. It is the first studio album since 1988's "Ram It Down" to be produced by Tom Allom, and the first one with Andy Sneap as co-producer. A music video was made for "Lightning Strike", see it below. "Firepower" will be released on March 9.

Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the element of a lightning strike to pull away and tear apart at an individual, at a body of people, maybe an organization, maybe an administration, that is kind of leading you, or leading us, into potentially a destructive place. You're kind of spinning that effect round, and you have the right to react and to do something about it. So that, in essence, is what this song is all about."




The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will kick off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Support on the trek will come from SAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Enjoy "Lightning Strike".



Here’s the full list of Judas Priest’s 201 8 North American tour dates:

3/13 - Wilkes Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
3/17 - Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
3/18 - Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
3/20 - Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
3/22 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25 - Ottawa, Ontario @ The Arena at TD Place
3/27 - London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens
3/28 - Oshawa, Ontario @ Tribute Communities Centre
3/30 - Orillia, Ontario @ Casino Rama
3/31 - Detroit, Mich. @ Detroit Masonic Temple
4/3 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
4/5 - Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
4/8 - Bloomington, Ill. @ Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10 - Casper, Wyo. @ Casper Events Center
4/11 - Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Events Center
4/15 - Kent, Wash. @ ShoWare Center
4/17 - Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19 - San Francisco @ The Warfield
4/22 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Microsoft Theater
4/24 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
4/26 - Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
4/28 - Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
4/29 - Sugarland, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre
5/1 - San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Nale - Death, Skulls & Satan


Swedish underground metal act NALE have released their first single and video, it's the title tune from the upcoming album "Death. Skulls. Satan"! The album will be released on 23rd of Mars on Black Lodge/Sound Pollution.

With a vicious blend of metal in the likes of PANTERA and THE HAUNTED with the fast paced rock of DANKO JONES and a punk fueled in-your-face attitude of MOTÖRHEAD. NALE delivers a high octane album with massive drive, heavy riffs, brutal vocals and groove that will leave necks, and hips, sore for days. This could surly be of one of Sweden’s hottest upcoming acts.

NALE was formed 2007.


Line-up

Mathias Blom - Vocals
Tomas Åkvik - Guitars
Anders Ljung - Drums
Johan Risberg - Bass

Today's tune "Death. Skulls. Satan" is an modern and innovative piece of music, enjoy!


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Monday, January 22, 2018

Junius - Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light


Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light" is the latest release by the Boston anthemic post punk/post metal band JUNIUS.

This is the third full-length album, it's also the final part of this trilogy of conceptual albums composed by "The Martyrdom Of A Catastrophist", "Reports From The Threshold Of Death" and now 6 years later "Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light".

With "Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light" does JUNIUS reaches new levels. The band has never sounded heavier, direct or more progressive than on the new record. Post metal with a symphonic and progressive hand shake, magnificent soundscapes with big triumphs and dark melancholy. Dreams and spirituality is the main theme. Every tune is its own chapter from this musical book. Experimenting with the musical building blocks makes this album captivating and very addictive. The album opens with the grandios piece "March of the Samsara", a powerful progressive tune with massive and hard riffs around a soft post vocals. The celestial "Beyond the Pale Society" is JUNIUS at their heaviest, very powerful and high intensity that continue on the "Mass for Metaphysicians" and the protest tune "Clean the Beast", where both are hypnotically heavy and hard to sit still to. The more movie serie like tune "The Queen’s Constellation", were the tripping keys starts up the engine of the song. To the more chanting tune "Telepaths and Pyramids" with it's Ghosts vibe. "Masquerade in Veils" is a more electronic piece, with darker vocals, almost like Johnny Cash. "Heresy of the Free Spirit" have a eastern vibe with heavy riffing. The album ends with the epic "Black Sarcophagus", a real masterpiece indeed.

Sum: With such a varied musical story and diverse lyrics and vocal styles makes this album really worth your time. But beware, you will play this album more than one time.



The record also featuring a stunning packaging by Drew Speziale (CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE), Comes as a single LP, heavy stock, custom die-cut gatefold cover with metallic gold line work throughout the art and 4 panel insert. A must have item :) It's not only the cover that is excellent art, the hole package of the songs make this pure and beautiful art.



JUNIUS consist of:
Bassist Joel Munguia, Drummer Dana Filloon and Vocalist/Guitarist/Dreamweaver Joseph Martinez

Today's tune is the anti political piece "Clean The Beast", enjoy!



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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Rocky Mountain Way" is a 1973 song by rock guitarist Joe Walsh and his band Barnstorm, with writing credits given to Walsh, Rocke Grace, Kenny Passarelli, and Joe Vitale. The song was originally released on the album "The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get".



Reportedly inspired by the longtime Ohio native's move to Colorado, 'Rocky Mountain Way''s chunky slide guitar, lurching rhythm and rolling piano line does indeed capture the rugged natural beauty of that state.

Walsh appeared in studio on The Howard Stern Show on June 12, 2012 and talked about how the lyrics to the song came to him in 1972 shortly after releasing his first solo effort, "Barnstorm".

"I'm living in Colorado and I'm mowing the lawn. I look up and there's the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and there's snow on them in the summer. And it knocked me back because it was just beautiful. And I thought, 'Well I have committed. I'm already in Colorado and it's too late to regret the James Gang. The Rocky Mountain way is better than the way I had, because the music was better.' I got the words. Bam!"


The song was used as the title to Walsh's 1985 compilation album, which featured previously released singles and tracks from albums "Barnstorm", "The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get" and "So What".

Today's tune is performed at CONAN on TBS with The Basic Cable Band. Enjoy!



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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hypergiant - Perseus Arm


HYPERGIANT delivers heavy music from the edge of the void, Sydney to be more precise.

These fellows are named after the ultra-massive class of star, HYPERGIANT fuse the monolithic riffage of stoner rock with the intricacies of progressive metal to create a sound both colossal and nuanced.

Drawing inspiration from a broad range of artists, from the revered godfathers of the riff, BLACK SABBATH, to the modern behemoths such as MASTODON, SLEEP and BARONESS, with a hint of the psychedelic space-rock characteristic of PINK FLOYD and HAWKWIND, HYPERGIANT are steadily carving out a sound of their own from the molten sludge of these combined influences.


HYPERGIANT consists of:

Nathan Lee - Guitar & Vocals
Gordon Hammer - Guitar
Lachlan Davidson - Bass
Julian Moxon - Drums

Today's tune "Perseus Arm" taken from "Father Sky", released November 16, 2017.



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Friday, January 19, 2018

Jack White - Connected By Love


"Connected By Love" is the new single of the forthcoming third solo album by 12-time Grammy Award-winner Jack White, "Boarding House Reach" (out March 23rd).


White produced and recorded the song in three locations: Sear Sound in New York City, Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, and Third Man Studio in Nashville. It’s the first time White has recorded an album in New York and Los Angeles, and his first with an entirely new crew of musicians that includes drummer Louis Cato (Beyoncé, Q-Tip, John Legend), bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl (THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER), synthesizer player DJ Harrison, keyboardist Neal Evans (SOULIVE, Talib Kweli, John Scofield), percussionist Bobby Allende (David Byrne), and backing vocalists Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville's legendary gospel trio the McCrary Sisters.


Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, Jack replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. . The album was recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, Sear Sound in New York, NY, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA – marking the first time Jack has recorded an album in either LA or NYC.

"Connected by Love" was the first song he wrote in a Nashville apartment.

Today's tune is the new single “Connected by Love” from the forthcoming album "Boarding House Reach".



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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Urfaust - Voodoo Dust


URFAUST is an occult audial vessel of delirious madness that was invoked in 1999. Ranging from Cruel Black Metal Ambient to Bombastic Drone Rituals, to minimalistic low-fi Black Magick: URFAUST does it all.

It's Thursday today, so why not a cover.

VRDRBR - Drums, IX - Guitars, Vocals




This 12 " vinyl single release was recorded, mixed and mastered between spiders, woodlice and mold by URFAUST & Deportator. "Voodoo Dust" was originally written, arranged and recorded by THE DEVIL'S BLOOD. On side b you will find an ambient soundscape "Kalabhairava" with Farida Lemouchi on vocals. Recorded by Tom Auf Der Axe & Thomas Goat for Bad Magic Audio. Artwork by Patrick Zöller / Karmazid.

URFAUSTis signed to Ván Records (Germany)



Enjoy THE DEVIL'S BLOOD Tribute the URFAUST way



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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Supersoul - The Manipulator


Rock'n'roll trio with a soft side from Athens, Greece. They released their debut album "Faith Bender" released on the 28th of September, 2017.

"Faith Bender" features 14 tracks of high energy rock with a blues and garage edge. SUPERSOUL'S music should attract fans of THE BLACK KEYS, THE FLYING EYES and THE HEAVY EYES.



SUPERSOUL consist of:

Rami Winston : guitar,vocals
Orestis Mass :bass,vocals
Evan Maragkoudakis : drums,vocals


Today's tune "The Manipulator" is taken from the Debut Album "Faith Bender".



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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tax The Heat - All That Medicine


The Bristol based modern rockers TAX THE HEAT recently announced the release of their new album "Change Your Position", which will be in stores on 9th March 2018. "Change Your Position" is the follow up to the 2016 critically-acclaimed debut album "Fed To The Lions" and sees the band taking a huge step forward as both songwriters and performers.


The new album stamps its authority right from the off with the first single stomper "Money In the Bank" to the second single and today's tune the slow groove and instant lyrical piece of "All That Medicine".

Alex Veale | Jack Taylor | Antonio Angotti | JP Jacyshyn

Enjoy today's tune!



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Monday, January 15, 2018

Ajattara - Lupaus


Monday, New week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

“One has to go to extremes to be able to get inside yourself. One must break constraints to know your abilities. One has to be independent to earn followers. You have to be strong to be able to keep promises.”

That speaks Ruoja, the front figure of AJATTARA, often called as the "most dangerous black metal band to emerge from Finland". These Six Finnish Santanic raiders make their way back towards rugged landscape of darkness after being adrift for six years in hiatus, they released their ninth full-length "Lupaus", on Svart Records on May 12th, 2017, a record that get the chance to be "Record Of The Week".

AJATTARA combine elements of black metal, death metal that play a style of melodic blackended metal not dissimilar to ROTTING CHRIST and to a lesser extent SAMAEL. The combined use of synthesisers and heavy guitar sounds give AJATTARA a distinct "grimey" sound. The lyrical themes usually deal with death, evil and paganism.


"Lupaus" lyrics are written entirely in his mother tongue, Finnish. The album starts of "Saatanan Sinetti", vicious drumming, furious squealing riffs, screaming vocals, a milling almost completely unstoppable wrath that sets the frame of mind for the album. "Ristinkirot" slows down the streaming flow of evil, groovy tune with a wall of drumming harmony.
"Suru" is a catchy piece with chanting choruses, clean vocals mixed up with gurgling screams and heavy and evil half paced riffs. "Sinä" here you will sink into the darkness where the way out no longer exists. Until they burst out in a vicious onslaught in "Amen" that follows by the pure evil tune "Ave Satana”, still catchy in all it's evilness. "Uhrilahja" goes with a more blackended rock, still with screaming vocals, evilness hides in the dark corners. The title tune "Lupaus" is a epic piece, where they use all the instruments and their musical creativity, progressive with catchy hooks. The album ends with the doomish melancholic "Machete".

Sum: Nothing is harder and cuts deeper than the Finnish language.


Ruoja (Pasi Koskinen) - vocals (1996-2012) guitars Kalmos (Vesa Wahlroos) - guitars, backing vocals Tohtori Kuolio (Juha Harju)- bass, backing vocals Raajat (Janne Immonen) - keyboards, backing vocals Tartunta (Mynni Luukkainen) - guitars Malakias 6,8 (Rainer Tuomikanto) - drums
 
Today's tune "Ave Satana" is taken from "Lupaus", enjoy!



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