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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