Monday, October 22, 2018

High On Fire - Electric Messiah


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

"Electric Messiah", the eighth full-length studio release for the Oakland, California-based metal band HIGH ON FIRE led by Matt Pike.


Matt Pike (vocals/guitar), Jeff Matz (bass), and Des Kensel (drums)

HIGH ON FIRE has once again hired the producer Kurt Ballou, to assist in the album making of "Electric Messiah". The trio has really challenged themselves to evolve their beloved creation to something really marvelous and interesting.

The album opens of by a blast of bombast metal, straight into the face with "Spewn From The Earth". Then to the nine minutes of wonderful monotone and grinding riffing in "Steps Of The Ziggurat/House Of Enlil", a monstrous piece that you will play more than once. The title tune "Electric Messiah", with lyrics written reportedly to paying tribute to the legendary Lemmy Kilmister and it's like a MOTÖRHEAD tune on 45 rpm, fast and unmistakable galloping with a loud and raging fury. The sinister melody of "Sanctioned Annihilation", a ten and half minute masterpiece with pummelling tribal rhythms will keep you on track, being the longest song HIGH ON FIRE have ever written. The more metal jamming tunes like "The Pallid Mask" and heavy riffing "The Witch And The Christ" makes the old days shine true with a clean Matt Pike behind the michrophone. The aesthetic high-octane rocker "God Of The Godless". "Freebooter" is a thunderous piece, fast and full of rage riffing with blistering drums and a breakneck rhythm. The melodic closer "Drowning Dog" is a real upswing, more classic and catchy in the hole, great riffing, great vocals, great drumming, inventive rhythms that make this tune a great standout tune at the end of a marvelous album. The album has eleven hard-hitting tunes that will please you as a listener from start to finish, great job guys.


Sum: Don't miss this album, it's a knockout!



Enjoy "Electric Messiah"!



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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight


Sunday, time for a classic.

By 1980, more than a decade into their career, JUDAS PRIEST were ready to take on the world. With the release of their sixth album, the classic "British Steel" and the single "Livin After Midnight" they were really delivering the goods.



The song title came about when Glenn Tipton awakened Rob Halford with his loud guitar playing at 4 AM, during the band's stay at Tittenhurst Park to record British Steel. Halford commented to Tipton that he was "really living after midnight", and Tipton replied that Halford's comment was a great title for the song he was working on.

On live performances, the line, "I took the city 'bout one a.m.", is sometimes changed to the particular city or venue the band is performing. For example, on the DVD Rising in the East, lead vocalist Rob Halford sings, "I took the Budokan 'bout one a.m.", in reference to the stadium in Tokyo, Japan, that hosted the concert. On the Westwood One recording from the 1983 US Festival Halford recites, "I took some acid about 1 a.m ..."


The music video, directed by Julien Temple and shot live at the Sheffield City Hall, begins with drummer Dave Holland playing an invisible drum kit. During the guitar solo, fans on the front row play along with their cardboard guitars (which were the prominent fan symbols of the new wave of British heavy metal movement).

This song has been covered by THE DONNAS on their album "The Donnas Turn 21" (2001), by Saul Blanch on the tribute album Acero Argentino: Tributo a Judas Priest (2006), by L.A. GUNS on Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest (2008) and by IRON SAVIOR as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their Condition Red (2002) album.

It was covered by DISTURBED on the Tribute to British Steel (2010) CD by Metal Hammer UK music magazine, incorporating the opening drum salvo from "Painkiller". It also appears as one of the bonus songs available with some distributions of "Asylum" (2010), and also features on their B-sides compilation album "The Lost Children" (2011).

The guitar solo in the song is played by Glenn Tipton.


The song packed a real one-two punch that woke up U.S. fans to the power of the Priest. "Livin After Midnight", with its simple, almost KINKS-like riff, was a perfect melding of metal and pop, in the best sense of both worlds. In just over three minutes, Priest packed all the power of their metallic sound into a simple, direct pop track. Leaving behind earlier, more complicated songwriting, the band turned in a riff, melody and driving beat that was irresistible to rock radio. Record buyers also got hooked, giving JUDAS PRIEST their first major hit.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Forming The Void - Arrival


The Prog-stoner-doom-metal band FORMING THE VOID have released a new video for "Arrival" from their fourth effort and brand new album "Rift" which was released on August 17th on Kozmik Artifactz.



The band was formed in 2013 in Lafayette, Louisiana, FORMING THE VOID have not only become one of the city’s most talked about heavy rock bands, but they are also now widely considered to be a dominant and rising force in the genre. On the last album "Relic", 2016 they did a stunning version of LED ZEPPELINs "Kashmir".

Today's tune "Arrival", taken from the latest release "Rift", enjoy



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Friday, October 19, 2018

Ghost - Dance Macabre


GHOST has released "the perfect love song for that special demon in your life", an erotic dance video of the tune “Dance Macabre”

“Dance Macabre” is the second music video and radio single from the Grammy-winning rock/pop band's most recent album "Prequelle"

GHOST recently sold out the very prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, and METALLICA just announced the Swedish band will be special guest on its 25-date European stadium tour next summer. GHOST will headline its two-act "A Pale Tour Named Death" fall North American tour that starts in Dallas on October 25. The North American trek includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles, and New York City's Barclays Center, see all the dates below.

The video is also notable as it tells the backstory of GHOST frontman “Papa Emeritus,” and how he got his iconic look. A woman seduces one of the men, who emerges with “Papa’s” iconic face paint and punches him in the eye creating a blue and bloodshot left eye. The song itself touches on how many people coped with the Black Plague in Europe back in the 14th century by dancing and partying until they died. In other GHOST news, a lawsuit filed against GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge by former bandmates was dismissed in a Swedish court. The judge ruled in favor of Forge, forcing the ex-GHOST musicians to pay the frontman’s legal fees.

Today's tune “Dance Macabre”, Director: Zev Deans (who also helmed GHOSTs “Square Hammer”) Producer: Kiley Coleman, enjoy!



Upcoming tour dates:

THU, OCT 25 KEGL FREAKERS' BALL 2018 FEATURING GHOST GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
FRI, OCT 26 COX BUSINESS CENTER BALLROOM 🇺🇸TULSA, OK
SAT, OCT 27 ARVEST BANK THEATRE AT THE MIDLAND KANSAS CITY, MO
MON, OCT 29 LOUISVILLE PALACE THEATRE LOUISVILLE, KY
TUE, OCT 30 MURAT THEATRE INDIANAPOLIS, IN
WED, OCT 31 RIVERSIDE THEATER 🇺🇸MILWAUKEE, WI
THU, NOV 01 ARAGON BALLROOM CHICAGO, IL
FRI, NOV 02 PEORIA CIVIC CENTER - THEATRE 🇺🇸PEORIA, IL
SAT, NOV 03 THE SYLVEE MADISON, WI
SUN, NOV 04 STEPHENS AUDITORIUM AMES, IA
TUE, NOV 06 ORPHEUM THEATER OMAHA, NE
THU, NOV 08 KIVA AUDITORIUM 🇺🇸ALBUQUERQUE, NM
FRI, NOV 09 ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE EL PASO, TX
SAT, NOV 10 COMERICA THEATRE PHOENIX, AZ
MON, NOV 12 SPRECKELS THEATRE SAN DIEGO, CA
TUE, NOV 13 COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER SACRAMENTO, CA
THU, NOV 15 CITY NATIONAL CIVIC SAN JOSE, CA
FRI, NOV 16 THE FORUM LOS ANGELES, CA
SAT, NOV 17 THE JOINT AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL LAS VEGAS, NV
MON, NOV 19 WAGNER NOEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER MIDLAND, TX
TUE, NOV 20 BASS CONCERT HALL AUSTIN, TX
WED, NOV 21 ORPHEUM THEATER NEW ORLEANS, LA
FRI, NOV 23 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER 🇺🇸ORLANDO, FL
SAT, NOV 24 THE FILLMORE 🇺🇸MIAMI, FL
SUN, NOV 25 RUTH ECKERD HALL 🇺🇸CLEARWATER, FL
TUE, NOV 27 COLISEUM & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
THU, NOV 29 SAENGER THEATRE MOBILE MOBILE, AL
FRI, NOV 30 COCA-COLA ROXY ATLANTA, GA
SAT, DEC 01 FLORIDA THEATRE JACKSONVILLE, FL
SUN, DEC 02 OVENS AUDITORIUM CHARLOTTE, NC
TUE, DEC 04 DOMINION ENERGY CENTER 🇺🇸RICHMOND, VA
WED, DEC 05 F.M. KIRBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS WILKES BARRE, PA
FRI, DEC 07 PLACE BELL LAVAL, CANADA
SAT, DEC 08 SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS TORONTO, CANADA
MON, DEC 10 HIPPODROME THEATRE BALTIMORE, MD
TUE, DEC 11 TOWER THEATER 🇺🇸UPPER DARBY, PA
THU, DEC 13 PALACE THEATRE ALBANY, NY
FRI, DEC 14 BOCH CENTER - WANG THEATRE BOSTON, MA
SAT, DEC 15 BARCLAYS CENTER BROOKLYN, NY
FEB 03, 2019 TONY GARNIER 🇫🇷LYON, FRANCE
FEB 05, 2019 AFAS LIVE 🇳🇱AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
FEB 06, 2019 LOTTO ARENA 🇧🇪ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM
FEB 07, 2019 ZENITH PARIS - LA VILLETTE 🇫🇷PARIS, FRANCE
FEB 14, 2019 SCHLEYERHALLE 🇩🇪STUTTGART, GERMANY
FEB 15, 2019 RUHRKONGRESS 🇩🇪BOCHUM, GERMANY
FEB 17, 2019 SWISS LIFE HALL 🇩🇪HANNOVER, GERMANY
FEB 18, 2019 SPORTHALLE DES HEILWIG-GYMNASIUMS 🇩🇪HAMBURG, GERMANY
FEB 20, 2019 GOTHENBURG SCANDINAVIUM 🇸🇪GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
FEB 21, 2019 OSLO SPEKTRUM 🇳🇴OSLO, NORWAY
FEB 23, 2019 ERICSSON GLOBE 🇸🇪STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
MAR 09, 2019 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 🇦🇺SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
MAR 11, 2019 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 🇦🇺MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
MAY 01, 2019 ESTADIO RESTELO 🇵🇹 LISBON, PORTUGAL
MAY 03, 2019 VALDEBEBAS 🇪🇸MADRID, SPAIN
MAY 05, 2019 ESTADI OLÍMPIC 🇪🇸BARCELONA, SPAIN
MAY 08, 2019 SAN SIRO HIPPODROME 🇮🇹MILAN, ITALY
MAY 10, 2019 STADION LETZIGRUND 🇨🇭ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
MAY 12, 2019 STADE DE FRANCE 🇫🇷PARIS, FRANCE
JUN 08, 2019 SLANE CASTLE 🇮🇪DUBLIN, IRELAND
JUN 11, 2019 ARENA AMSTERDAM 🇳🇱AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
JUN 13, 2019 E-STADION 🇩🇪COLOGNE, GERMANY
JUN 16, 2019 KING BAUDOUIN STADIUM 🇧🇪BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
JUN 18, 2019 ETIHAD STADIUM 🇬🇧MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
JUN 20, 2019 TWICKENHAM 🇬🇧LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
JUL 06, 2019 OLYMPIASTADION BERLIN 🇩🇪BERLIN, GERMANY
JUL 09, 2019 ULLEVI 🇸🇪GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
JUL 11, 2019 TELIA PARKEN 🇩🇰COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
JUL 13, 2019 GRANASEN 🇳🇴TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
JUL 16, 2019 FESTIVAL PARK 🇫🇮HAMMELINA, FINLAND
JUL 18, 2019 RAADI AIRPORT 🇪🇪TARTU, ESTONIA
JUL 21, 2019 LUZHNIKI 🇷🇺MOSCOW, RUSSIA
AUG 14, 2019 STADIONUL NATIONAL 🇷🇴BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
AUG 16, 2019 ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION 🇦🇹WIEN, AUSTRIA
AUG 18, 2019 LETNANY AIRPORT 🇨🇿PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
AUG 21, 2019 PGE NARODOWY 🇵🇱WARSZAWA, POLAND
AUG 23, 2019 OLYMPIASTADION MUNCHEN 🇩🇪MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
AUG 25, 2019 MAIMARKT MANNHEIM 🇩🇪MANNHEIM, GERMANY

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