Friday, July 21, 2017

Be'Lakor - The Smoke Of Many Fires

The Aussie’s finest purveyors of darkness melodic death metal BE’LAKOR did release their fourth album release “Vessels”, 24th June, 2016. An album that is full of progressive structures and technical prowess along with it's death metal base.

Your eyes should considerably lighten up when somebody casually mentions the name BE’LAKOR! These filigrane, sophisticated tunes of this Melbourne fivepiece definitely have the potential to enthrall masses wih this absolute fantastic output of Australian melodic death metal! The eight pillar songs "Vessels" is built upon definitely satiate your hunger for progressive structures and technical prowess, but at the same time these new compositions live for intense, passionate and deeply disquieting melodic death metal. Sense and sensibility from Down Under: BE’LAKORs fourth full length album will drag this whole world down into its darkness!

Intense, passionate and deeply moving melodic death metal from Down Under

The band's name originates from the character BE’LAKOR the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.

Today's tune is the 9 minute masterclass tune “The Smoke of Many Fires”, enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Unisonic - Exceptional

With their 2012 self-titled debut album UNISONIC unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg’s metal institution HELLOWEEN - Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.

After the successful follow-up album "Light Of Dawn" (2014) a worldwide tour followed with memorable gigs in South America, Europe and Japan until Unisonic, still at full speed, brought their energy to the small village of Wacken where one of the biggest and most spectacular metal festivals in the world takes place every year.

The international all-star act consisting of Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) on vocals, Kai Hansen (HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY) on guitars, Mandy Meyer (ex. ASIA, ex. GOTTHARD, KROKUS) on guitars, Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69 and successful producer of many top class hard rock acts) on bass guitar and Kosta Zafiriou (ex-PINK CREAM 69) on drums entered the stage at last year’s Wacken festival and made the night ablaze with glorious metal. For the band it was a remarkable experience.

On stage the band showed their class and diversity; their sound is spiked with remarkable riffs and guitar solos, thundering grooves, classic metal hymns and hooks other bands would be dying to write. And on top the anthemic vocals of Kiske, whose “out-of-this-world” voice is so extraordinary and strong, he is often mentioned in the same breath with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Geoff Tate.

Like the studio albums, "Live in Wacken" was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Dennis Ward. This show was a very special occasion for the whole band, but possibly it was “the show of the life” for one band member… Kosta Zafiriou had in fact decided to focus only on the management side and to leave his drummer seat forever, after a lifetime spent between management duties and being a professional drummer.

2017 and 2018 will see Kiske and Hansen reunite with HELLOWEEN for the Pumpkins United World Tour.

The UNISONIC show will be available on a limited CD+DVD (Digipak) and digital version. The bonus DVD includes the video recording of six songs from their spectacular performance.


1. Venite 2.0
2. For The Kingdom
3. Exceptional
4. My Sanctuary
5. King For A Day
6. A Little Time
7. Your Time Has Come
8. When The Deed Is Done
9. Star Rider
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. March Of Time
12. Unisonic

1. For The Kingdom
2. Exceptional
3. Your Time Has Come
4. When The Deed Is Done
5. March Of Time
6. Unisonic

Today’s tune ”Exceptional” is record Live at Wacken Open Air 2016 and will be on the record ”Live In Wacken”, set to be released July 21st. The sound is brilliant and the voice, oh my freaking god.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Arch Enemy - The World Is Yours

Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned full force ahead as they prepare to release their forthcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records.

ARCH ENEMY is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as CARCASS, ARMAGEDDON, CARNAGE, MERCYFUL FATE, SPRITITUAL BEGGARS, NEVERMORE and EUCHARIST. It was founded by CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, who were both originally from the influential death metal band CARNAGE. The band has released nine studio albums, two live albums, three video albums and three EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by German Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000. Gossow left the band in March 2014 and was replaced by Canadian Alissa White-Gluz, while remaining as the group's manager.

"Will To Power" will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up -- ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D'ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).
The album is Co-produced by guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, "Will To Power" was sent to Jens Bogren (OPETH, AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (NEVERMORE) first recording with the band.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments,

"We've been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we're proud to present the first taste of new ARCH ENEMY music in over three years with our new single and video, 'The World Is Yours'! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming 'Will To Power' album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering - in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, 'War Eternal'. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it's got the classic anthemic ARCH ENEMY vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that... Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, "War Eternal", ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the "Will To Power 2017 International Tour" this fall, followed by a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

Today’s tune "The World Is Yours” is taken from the upcoming album "Will To Power"

ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017

15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer

15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Tequila Mockingbyrd - Fight and Flight

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

"Fight and Flight" is the debut from Melbourne’s TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, a band that not use either lemon or salt in their drinks. Since their inception in 2012, the trio has toured Australia multiple times and earned killer support slots with international acts such as Cherie Currie of THE RUNAWAYS and punk icon Richie Ramone whose management hand‐picked the girls for the slot having heard their cover of The Ramone’s classic “Somebody Put Something in my Drink”.

"Fight and Flight" is a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after-party.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD is comprised of Estelle Artois (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jess Reily (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O’Toole (Drums, Backing Vocals).

"Fight and Flight” is a really fun album to listen to, rocky as hell. From the opening track "I Smell Rock N Roll” where they are blowing of the hole arsenal of catchy riffs and heavy stomping tunes with choruses that you would die of. Heavy guitar riffing fires of "Never Go Home”, cool tune with massive chorus. The heavy bass and drum intro to ”Money Tree” is brilliant with a great punky attitude. Then ”Catalyst” kicks in, bluesy guitars, heavy riffs, a more softer approach than the other ones with amazing vocals. "Half Of The Man” is a great tune about a dude that I feel sorry for if they bump into these girls one day :). ”So Not Me”, back to the more punkier way to express themselves. ”Everyone Down”(todays tune) kicks me in the stomach with it's stomping melody, wow what a energetic tune, I’m very impressed of these talented girls. ”This Ain't Dead” starts with an amazing intro, holy cow and turns out to be a real beauty. “Somebody Put Something in my Drink” is the THE RAMONES classic tune. A very well done version that suites these ladies like a glow. ”Jagerbomb” is a classic Rock n’ roll tune. ”Shut Me Down” continues in the same lane but with a more updated version of the old classics and ends with the party anthem "Good Time”.

Sum: A modern RUNAWAYS that kicks ass! TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD is something that have a really bright future ahead.

Today's tune "Everyone Down", taken from the bands debut album "Fight and Flight", release March 24, 2017. Track recorded, mixed and mastered by Shane Rae at Lighthill Studios, Directed by Daniel Nolan & TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, Camera and edit by Daniel Nolan/Clear Reel, Smoke and lights by David (Schnappa) Skoda, Make-up by Charlie, Filmed at GM Sound Studio, Campbellfield, VIC, AU

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