Friday, 22 March 2019

Kampfar - Ophidian

"Ofidians Manifest" represents KAMPFAR anno 2019. 25 years on from their foundation, only willing to release new music if they felt it would surpass all they had done before, it is a condensation of the immense struggles of the last few years. Everything that has been hidden behind the music and the live performances is laid bare, though told in the only way the band can portray themselves, through songs. It is immensely honest yet wrapped in their own folklore, the snake tongues splitting every truth into two deeper truths, every word sung dominated by the weight of all those sung before. To Ofidian.

KAMPFAR is a black metal band from Fredrikstad, Norway. According to their singer, Dolk, their name is an ancient Norse battle cry which means Odin or Wotan. The music of KAMPFAR can be described as Black Metal inspired by Norwegian folklore and nature. The band is currently signed to Indie Recordings.

Today's tune "Ophidian" taken from the upcoming album "Ofidians Manifest". To be unleashed by Indie Recordings (CD/LP/MC) on May 3rd, 2019.

The madness of Medusa was chosen as a visual clue to the record’s themes, represented by two different paintings to be explored on the physical releases. And again, the band decided to travel to Poland to record a music video, this time with director Dariusz Szermanowicz of Grupa 13. The video, hinting at the many underlying stories of the album, is a chaotic depiction of the road back to equilibrium, a place no one knows yet all walk towards. According to Ask Ty, the choice of song proclaiming the band’s return was made because “it tells you everything you need to know about KAMPFAR today, distilled down to four and a half minutes of intense breaks and turns, it is the beginning and the end and the new beginnings after that, and it is the sound of a band that is alive and well.”


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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Numenorean - Regret

The pain of life's journey does not relent. It beats against the soul's shores until the spirit is eroded. The child dies smiling, in the bliss of eternal unknowing. Comfort is found in the abyss. The destination seems bleak, ingrained deep within us. In its depths, we find what we have known all along: 'Home'.

NUMENOREAN unveil their staggering sophomore album "Adore". Three years in the making, the album is a towering work of lustrous metallic art. Its deeply-nuanced tracks weave ferocity and beauty into sweeping pieces that are as haunting as they are cathartic. NUMENOREAN place themselves at the fore of the genre’s evolution with this profoundly moving work of modern, post-black metal brilliance.

Guitar/Vox - Byron Lemley
Vocals - Brandon Lemley
Guitar/Vocals - Roger LeBlanc
Bass – Alex Kot
Drums – David Horrocks

Today's tune "Regret" is taken from the forthcoming album "Adore". Release Date: April 12, 2019

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Whitechapel - When A Demon Defiles A Witch

Since their 2007 debut, "The Somatic Defilement", The Knoxville metal titans WHITECHAPELs output has been mired in darkness, but they have never inhabited blacker territory than where we find them on 7th full-length, "The Valley".

The band is named after the WHITECHAPEL district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

On November 2, 2018 the band announced their seventh studio album "The Valley" will be released on March 29th, 2019 via Metal Blade Records and the first song "Brimstone" was released. It has also been reported Navene Koperweis from Entheos has tracked drums for the upcoming album. The song solidifies a change in their once-deathcore sound to a more melodic metal sound.

On February 20, 2019 the band released a music video for the song "When a Demon Defiles a Witch", see it below.

"The Valley" of the title relates to the part of Hardin Valley, west of Knoxville, Tennessee, where Bozeman grew up. To track this powerful collection, the band once again teamed up with producer Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) whose commitment to creating the best possible record reflects that of the musicians involved and mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen

Today's tune "When a Demon Defiles a Witch" taken from "The Valley." Video is Directed by Mathis Arnell, enjoy!

Upcoming Tour

04.19.2019 PALLADIUM WORCESTER, MA United States
04.20.2019 NIGHTCLUB REVERB READING, PA United States
04.23.2019 REX THEATER PITTSBURGH, PA United States
04.25.2019 CONCORD MUSIC HALL CHICAGO, IL United States
04.26.2019 CROFOOT BALLROOM PONTIAC, MI United States
04.27.2019 THE RAVE MILWAUKEE, WI United States
04.30.2019 THE ORIENTAL THEATER DENVER, CO United States
05.2.2019 UC THEATER BERKLEY, CA United States
05.3.2019 HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA United States
05.4.2019 THE PRESSROOM PHOENIX, AZ United States
05.9.2019 THE ROCK BOX SAN ANTONIO, TX United States
05.10.2019 GAS MONKEY LIVE DALLAS, TX United States
05.11.2019 WAREHOUSE LIVE HOUSTON, TX United States
05.12.2019 HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS, LA United States
05.13.2019 BUCKHEAD THEATRE ATLANTA, GA United States
05.16.2019 JANNUS LIVE ST PETERSBURG, FL United States
05.17.2019 THE RAMKAT WINSTON-SALEM, NC United States
06.15.2019 PETIT BAIN Paris France
06.16.2019 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Donington Park United Kingdom
06.17.2019 CLWB IFOR BACH Cardiff United Kingdom
06.18.2019 O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON London United Kingdom
06.20.2019 COPENHELL FESTIVAL Copenhagen Denmark
06.21.2019 GRASPOP Dessel Belgium
06.22.2019 HELLFEST Clisson France
06.24.2019 L'USINE Geneva Switzerland
06.25.2019 KIFF Aarau Switzerland
06.26.2019 UNIVERSUM Stuttgart Germany
06.28.2019 JERA ON AIR Ysselsteyn Netherlands
06.29.2019 VAINSTREAM Münster Germany
06.30.2019 FERROPOLIS Gräfenhainichen Germany
07.2.2019 DÜRER KERT Budapest Hungary
07.3.2019 CLUB MIXTAPE 5 Sofia Bulgaria
07.4.2019 QUANTIC CLUB Bucharest Romania
07.5.2019 EXIT FESTIVAL Novi-Sad Serbia
07.6.2019 GALA HALA Ljubljana Slovenia
07.7.2019 DISSONANCE FESTIVAL Milan Italy

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Gaahls WYRD - From The Spear

Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl (GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA), will release its debut album, "GastiR - Ghosts Invited", on May 31 via Season Of Mist. The album was recorded last year at Solslottet Studios in Norway with Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). The word "Gastir" means visitor. The record is shaping up to be a decidedly not-so-black metal affair, though the singles thus far have proven Gaahl is far more talented than relying on his reputation and excellent musicianship.

Gaahl is known as one of Norway's most-talked-about and respected extreme metal musicians. His work with TRELLDOM, GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA and GOD SEED has been widely regarded as some of the best the black metal scene has had to offer.

GAAHLS WYRD conists of: 
Vocals - Gaahl (Kristian Espedal) (GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA, GOD SEED), 
Guitar - Lust Kilman (Ole Walaunet) (THE BATALLION, GOD SEED, GRIMFIST), 
Bass - Eld (Frode Kilvik) (KRAKOW, AETERNUS) and on 
Drums - Spektre (Kevin Kvåle) (HORIZON ABLAZE).

GAAHLS WYRD have just finish of the European tour with TRIBULATION, UADA and IDLE HANDS.

Today's tune "From The Spear" is taken from the upcoming album "Gastir – Ghosts Invited" will be released may 31st through Seasons of Mist.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Møl - Jord

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

Today, we travel across the strait to Denmark where we find the five-piece band shoegaze/metal band MØL hailing from Aarhus, Denmark and their latest effort "Jord" (Danish for "Soil"). This is a band that combines its multiple influences into a unique blackened shoegaze sound in that has gained my attention. The boundaries of modern Black Metal have been pushed beyond the purists, and MØL is proving themselves as a masterful contribution and deliver the absolute finest Denmark can offer at present.

MØL consists of:
Nicolai - Guitar, 
Ken - Drums, 
Frederik - Guitar, 
Holger - Bass, 
Kim Song - Vocals.

"Jord" is a very creative 8 piece album, 40 minutes of atmospheric and dreamy Blackgaze with soaring and drenched guitars and wheezing vocals with a brilliant composition of soundscapes, melodies, and emotions. But despite all the aggression, it is very accessible to listen to. They are inspired by bands like DEAFHEAVEN, LANTLÔS and ALCEST.

With "Jord" it's easy to get lost in its own beauty like the opening cut "Storm", with a picking intro, soft layback guitar until it burst out like a volcano on viagra, heavy riffing, pulsating drumming and wheezing vocals and you are hooked. "Penumbra" were we get a wall of sounds hitting you like a tsunami, slower reflective intermissions were we can get a bit air before it comes again. Or the softer parts like the melancholy "Bruma", shows a half-paced face until you will feel your soul fights with the blackened screams or in the real beauty is "Lambda", close your eyes and let the atmosphere sweep you slowly toward your dreams. In the more aggressive and extreme tunes as "Vakuum", "Ligament", "Virga" and the title track, atmospheric with clever hardened riffs and black metal ferocity with Scandinavian roots flowing in the veins. This is one of those albums, that will leave you totally blown away after the first spin and hey, it's only getting better the next spin. It gives a first love rush, a true beauty.

Sum: Absolutely brilliant blackgaze album, an exploding danish debut record.

Today's tune is the title track from "Jord", the album was released April 13th, 2018, enjoy!

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Carcass - Corporal Jigsore Quandary

Sunday, time for a classic!

The British Metal band CARCASS takes us inside an autopsy for this gnarly song. Lead singer Jeff Walker wrote the lyrics, which incorporate many pathology terms: deviscerated, imbrued, chondrin.

Today's tune "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" is taken from the third album "Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious". It was released on October 30, 1991, through Earache Records. This album is the first to feature guitarist Michael Amott. Many of the tracks describe economical ways to dispose of dead bodies. "Necroticism" continues the move towards a predominant death metal sound which was started in "Symphonies Of Sickness", featuring songs with longer sections and complex structures more akin to the then-burgeoning technical death metal subgenre.

This focus on the post-mortem is a common theme in Walker's lyrics. He researched the medical terms but says that they are not entirely accurate. Medical students, however, seem to appreciate it. Said Walker: "We've met people who have become doctors or nurses or pathologists or meds as a result of listening to our band, which is really cool. It's really awoken an interest in people, these subjects." (Here's our full Jeff Walker interview.) A track from the third CARCASS album, the lineup was Jeff Walker on bass and lead vocals, Bill Steer and Michael Amott on guitars, and Ken Owen on drums. Walker says that this track came out of their determination to do something different. He explained in our interview:

"With some riffs it's simple: you know where the words are going to fall. It's just a matter of filling in the gaps, the blanks, put them down. With 'Corporal,' even though it's got a kind of chorus riff, there is no real chorus, because the words in there are repeated. That's something that was deliberate back then because my attitude as a 19 or 20-year-old was that chorus of being lazy - just repeating the same thing. That just illustrates how awkward we were when we were young. In fact, we were fighting against just being obvious."

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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Sumac - The Task

Bass interlace and mangle sounds in a sonic homage to both the innate warmth of human magnetism and the cold realities of corrupted love—jealousy, obsession, perversion, addiction. That is what describes the American/Canadian post-metal band SUMAC.

The band was formed in 2014. It features the Vancouver, British Columbia-based Nick Yacyshyn (BAPTISTS), Brooklyn, NYC-based Brian Cook (RUSSIAN CIRCLES, ex-THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, ex-BOTCH) and Vashon, Washington-based Aaron Turner (MAMIFFER, OLD MAN GLOOM, ex-ISIS). SUMAC released its debut album The Deal through Profound Lore Records in 2015.

Love is what makes us human. It guides our decisions, shapes our worldview, and defines our experiences. Its absence equates to tragedy while its presence gives our lives meaning. Love has been well-worn theme throughout a lot of rock music, but most commonly in terms of love-lost, overly romanticized versions of new love, or as a veil for sexual conquest,” says SUMAC guitarist and vocalist Aaron Turner (OLD MAN GLOOM, MAMIFFER, ISIS). “It is rarely addressed in its more spiritual and vulnerable aspects.” Those less-traversed territories of humankind’s connective bond became the central theme SUMAC’s third full-length album, "Love In Shadow"

Today's tune "The Task" gives us a meticulous bombardment of heavy riffage and dexterous drumming. The tune is taken from the third studio album "Love In Shadow". It was released on September 21, 2018 through Thrill Jockey. Like the band's experimental collaboration with Keiji Haino earlier in 2018, much of the album was recorded improvisationally.

Sumac performing the first 6+ minutes of the 21-minute new song "The Task" live on September 12, 2018, at Strange Matter in Richmond, VA. Enjoy!

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Thou - The Changeling Prince

THOU is an American sludge metal/experimental doom band formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2005. The current line-up of the band consists of Bryan Funck (vocals), Andy Gibbs (guitar), Matthew Thudium (guitar), and Mitch Wells (bass).

"Magus" is THOU s first full-length since 2014’s "Heathen". "Magus" is dedicated to the sacred ego, that wellspring of individuality and unique complexity. Sing the song of the Inner Voice. Recite the hymns to the Celestial Will. Rebuke all desire to succumb to corrosive idolatry—be it the militancy of extremity, the beneficence of untempered ideology, or the divinity of cherished relationships. Rebuke the impulse to capitulation, to hide beneath of hard shell of callous disregard and secede from the world. We surrender our power only to those worthy of wielding it. And we will not hesitate to strip authority from and war against all those that prove unworthy.

The album was released August 31, 2018 , recorded in 2017 by James Whitten. Mastered in 2018 by James Plotkin. Additional vocals by Emily McWilliams.

Today's tune "The Changeling Prince", taken from "Magus". The video was directed by: Bryan Funck & Mitch Wells, lighting design: Michael Moises, edited by: Mitch Wells. Enjoy!

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Uada - Cult Of A Dying Sun

From the darkness, UADA (meaning haunted in Latin) emerges breathing the spirit of the original 90’s Black Metal wave. Since 2014, this Portland, Oregon four-piece has used a unique approach to combine raw black metal and spectral melodies.

They seemed to arrive out of nowhere in 2016—faces veiled and clad in leather jackets. The Portland quartet blindsided black metal audiences with their debut album, "Devoid of Light". They had nothing, no demos or EPs, not even a homemade Cassette that was spreading all over like a disease, just a bunch of shows in which they played their early stuff. This is not something we are used to these days, especially in the black metal scene where a lot of bands build their name on raw demos.

Now, on their much-anticipated second full-length album, "Cult of A Dying Sun", the band shows that they can repeat their success more than once.

Jake Superchi - Vocals/Guitar
James Sloan - Guitar
Josiah Babcock - Drums
Edward Halpin - Bass

Today's tune "Cult Of A Dying Sun" is one of the most furious tracks they've released to date. The tune was filmed on the active stratovolcano Mt. St. Helens (Louwala-Clough) in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Skamania County, Washington. Including Iron Creek Falls, Windy Ridge Viewpoint, Norway Pass & Spirit Lake. The tune is the title track of UADA's second album, enjoy!

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Immortal - Mighty Ravendark

IMMORTAL has been one of the most important black metal bands in the world, since the release of their first demo “The Northern Upins Death” in 1990. Over the last eleven years, IMMORTAL have slowly – but not always quietly – established themselves as a leading act in black metal. With the recent passing of the last emperor, the black metal world is like a snake with no head, a writhing mass of coiled muscle wasting away under the weight of its own grimness. It’s time for the true successor to step forward and seize the abdicated throne. And I promise you this, true believers, it won’t be a gaggle of major label limeys in Halloween costumes sporting bad dye jobs and fake blood.

With the ninth studio album "Northern Chaos Gods" by Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL they still show that they can still be count on at the scene of extremists and god haters.

"Northern Chaos Gods" was released on 6 July 2018. This is the first album after the departure of Abbath from the band and their first studio album in almost nine years since "All Shall Fall" (2009), marking the longest gap between two studio albums by IMMORTAL. Once again recorded at Abyss Studios and produced by Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy), who also produced the last two. Peter also played bass on this album. In an interview before the album's release, Demonaz said he wanted to make the album as "grim, dark and cold as possible"

Today's tune "Mighty Ravendark" is taken from "Northern Chaos Gods", enjoy!

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Marduk ✠ The Blond Beast

MARDUK the Swedish black metal band released a live clip from Graspop, with the tune "The Blond Beast", see below.

The tune is taken from the bands thirteenth studio album "Frontschwein" (German slang for "front pig"; a German military term for "soldier serving long at the front, often used as an ironic accolade for a soldier with the will to fight". Compare with Etappenschwein.) It was released on 19 January 2015 through Century Media Records. It is the band's first album to feature drummer Fredrik Widigs.

The group formed in 1990 in the city of Norrköping and released their first album in 1992. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god MARDUK, patron deity of Babylon.

Enjoy MARDUK live at Graspop 23.6.2018 with the tune "The Blond Beast".

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Monday, 11 March 2019

Rotting Christ - The Heretics

Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

The Greeks extreme metal legends ROTTING CHRIST have been around since 1987. A band that I haven followed awhile, really liked the last release "Rituals". It's been over a decade since the band shifted their focus away from raw and bestial sounds to a more spirituality folkish melodic death metal with big anthems.

Their 13th effort "The Heretics" is natural successor to 2016’s "Rituals". Once again a good album, it's not as direct and cleaver as "Rituals" was, but good enough to take a place as the "Record Of The Week".

"The Heretics" is a grandiose 10 tunes album or 12 if you get the Deluxe version (the review is based on the 10 tune album). The album have big atmosphere with nifty arrangements and bombastic crescendos, follows the same path they’ve carved on the last album, almost get the feeling that these tunes was written at the same time but didn't fit on the "Rituals" template and got put to the side and ended up on "The Heretics" instead, gets a little double-edged. Anyway, there are some decent tunes here. Like the powerful opening tune "In The Name Of God", big guitar and graceful choirs, follows up by beautiful melody in "Vetry Zlye (ВЕТРЫ ЗЛЫЕ)", big riffs and female chants. Massive sound with long and drawling riffs in the sorrowful "Heaven & Hell & Fire" and gets maxed with powerful chugga chugga riffs in the half paced "Hallowed Be Thy Name". The hypnotic "Dies Irae" or the folkish sound, addressed with spoken words in "I Believe (ΠΙΣΤΕΥΩ)". "Fire God And Fear" is a heavy and speedy piece with a great solo. The album closes up with beautiful melodic solos in "The Raven", a great album ending with a poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. "The Heretics" continuing battle with the church and summon up Satanic sermon and gives us a pretty decent release. The artwork made by Maximos Manolis and the album mixing by Jens Bogren.

Sum: A decent follow up!

Today's tune "The Raven", taken from "The Heretics", enjoy!

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Pentagram - Forever My Queen

Sunday, time for a classic!

"Forever My Queen" is a tune written by PENTAGRAM lead singer Bobby Liebling. The tune is one of the more popular tracks from the band, which was the subject of the 2011 documentary Last Days Here. Popularity is relative, however, and in PENTAGRAMs case only a handful of fans heard the band when they were active in the '70s and performing this song. Most of PENTAGRAMs fans came from renewed interest decades later and the release of some compilation albums that gave many of their songs, including this one, a proper release. In many cases, the songs were newly recorded with different musicians, although Liebling remained a constant.

In an interview with Bobby Liebling, he talked about the inspiration for the song: "I was broken up over a Dear John letter I got from a high school sweetheart, from Morocco, whose parents sent her there to get away from a bad boy - who was me. Who ain't s--t for bad boys, but, you know, I did wear a leather jacket. So that's where that song comes from."

Jack White's band THE DEAD WEATHER released a cover version of this song as a single in 2009. White overnighted five copies of it to Bobby Liebling after they recorded it. Bobby told us that it was the best cover he's heard of the song, even though he doesn't like girls in Rock bands (Alison Mosshart sings in DEAD WEATHER). "I'm prejudiced, but she did a bang up job," he said. (A tune that will be played in the future as a Thursday Cover).

"Forever My Queen" can be found on the Vintage Collection "First Daze Here" from 2001. This is the first of two compilations of 1970s material by Virginia doom metal band PENTAGRAM released on Relapse Records. It was followed by "First Daze Here Too" (2006). It marked the first time that these early PENTAGRAM recordings were officially released with worldwide distribution. The vinyl version came with a bonus 7", a replica of the 1972 Macabre single containing the songs "Be Forewarned" and "Lazylady". Many of the songs were re-recorded for PENTAGRAMs 1980s and 1990s albums.

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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Whitesnake - Shut Up & Kiss Me

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends WHITESNAKE return with their latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood". This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015’s "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.

But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the mastermind behind WHITESNAKE & co-composer of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said "that after the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, a song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & says, 'Shut Up and Kiss Me!' and that’s it!!

My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, "man, this is going to be fun!" It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.

“Flesh & Blood” will be released via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats. See below for full details.

+CD (Jewel Case) +CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) - Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (classic jag version)
(VIDEOCLIP), "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (club mix version) (VIDEOCLIP), Behind the Scenes of 'Flesh & Blood' VIDEO + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (Remixes of album tracks)
+Super Luxury Boxset - Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
+2xLP - Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
+2xLP - Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' U.S. Store Exclusive) - Limited to 300 Copies
+2xLP - Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Whitesnake UK Store Exclusive) - Limited to 500 Copies
+2xLP - Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' EU Store Exclusive)

Mixed by Christopher Collier Produced by Beach, Hoekstra & McIntyre Executive Producer: David Coverdale

Enjoy today's tune "Shut Up & Kiss Me", first single out from the upcoming album "Flesh And Blood"

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Jade Bird - Uh Huh

Today, International Women's Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

International Women's Day (IWD), a day that is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Jade Elizabeth Bird (Jade Bird) (born 1 October 1997 in Hexham, England) is a British singer, songwriter and musician. Her debut EP Something American was released in July 2017.

Bird and her family lived in London when she was two years old and on a German military base when she was five. Her parents separated when she was seven or eight years and she moved to Bridgend, South Wales to live with her grandmother and mother, where she attended Bryntirion Comprehensive School. She began learning piano at age eight and starting playing guitar and writing songs when she was 12. At age 16, she moved back to London with her mother and stepfather to attend the BRIT School in Croydon which she graduated from in 2016. While at the BRIT School, she performed gigs several times a week. During her Piano Session with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 in October 2017, she noted that she had traveled around as a child due to being in an Army family. She lived in the United States, South Wales, Chesterfield and Mönchengladbach, Germany which had a big influence on her music.

In 2017, she began touring in the United States with Brent Cobb. She played a showcase event at South by South West in Austin, Texas in March 2017 and later in the year she opened for First Aid Kit, Son Little and London Grammar. Bird's band consists of Will Rees (Mystery Jets) on guitar, Matt Johnson on drums and bassist Linus Fenton. In 2017, Jade Bird was nominated for the ANCHOR 2017. The award is linked to the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. She was a finalist for the BBC Sound Of award in 2018. Her debut EP, "Something American", was recorded in the Catskill Mountains in Palenville and Woodstock in upstate New York.

This is a girl with a powerful voice, with very intelligent lyrics that hits right on the spot, this is a girl that I belive can go very long and be able to do some changes.

Today's tune "Uh Huh", taken from the

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Thursday, 7 March 2019

Antisect - Black

The British hardcore punk band ANTISECT released "The Rising Of The Lights", October 13th, 2017 on Rise Above Records. The eventual release of the band's long-awaited second studio LP saw ANTISECT break new ground and appear in some previously unfamiliar places.

ANTISECT are a hardcore punk band based in London, England. Their roots are in hardcore/anarcho-punk and metal.

Formed in 1982 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, their debut album, "In Darkness There is No Choice", was released in 1983. 1985's follow up EP, "Out From The Void" has often been cited as a game changer amongst their genre for fusing a raw punk rock style with elements of metal.

ANTISECT are a significant band in the timeline of hardcore punk music, said to have been a major influence upon "black-clad, politically charged punks over the last 30 years".

The band address issues including animal rights and social justice, communicating their ideas to a largely punk rock audience, and were among the instigators of the squat venue scene in the mid to late 1980s. During this time members lived the lifestyle of being either on the road or part of the vibrant London squat scene of the time. They toured extensively both in the UK and Europe and though originally splitting up in 1987, the band reformed in May 2011. The band is atm busy preparing for a tour in the States, see all the dates below.

The band consists of:

Pete Lyons - Guitar/Vocals
John Bryson - Bass/Vocals
Joe Burwood - Drums/Vocals

Today's tune "Black" taken from the album "The Rising of the Lights", Video directed by Ina Luders, enjoy!

Upcoming Shows:

Mar 16 2019 Warszawa Poland 161 Festival
May 17 2019 Providence, RI USA Alchemy
May 18 2019 New York, NY USA Sunnyvale
May 19 2019 Philadephia, PA USA KungFu Necktie
May 21 2019 Pittsburgh, PA USA Venue TBC
May 22 2019 Detroit, MI USA Sanctuary
May 23 2019 Milwaukee, WI USA Cactus Club
May 24 2019 Minneapolis, MN, USA Amsterdam
May 25 2019 Chicago, IL USA Cobra Lounge
May 26 2019 Las Vegas, NV USA Freemont C C

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Dead Witches - The Church By The Sea

DEAD WITCHES roar back from the studio on two wheels, Chuckalumba, where the fabled sessions for DOPETHRONE and "Let Us Prey" by ELECTRIC WIZARD were recorded and DEAD WITCHES debut "Ouija".

DEAD WITCHES, brainchild of drummer Mark Greening (founding member of ELECTRIC WIZARD, RAMESSES and WITH THE DEAD) formed the band in late 2016. The release of their first album, “Ouija” was in 2017. Featuring original guitarist Greg Elk and vocalist Virginia Monti (PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT), and bass player Carl Geary, “Ouija” was phenomenally received by press and fans alike. 2019 is the year of the release of the bands follow up record "The Final Exorcism" featuring new members Oliver Irongiant on guitar and Soozi Chameleone on vocals.

Haunting vocals, heavy riffs, Fuzzed bass, savage drumming, DEAD WITCHES will take you to another world... a world of darkness.


Mark Greening - Assault and Battery
Oliver Irongiant - Guitar
Soozi Chameleone - Vocals
Carl Geary - Fuzz Bass

Today's tune "The Church By The Sea" is taken from the bands second album "The Final Exorcism", the clip is filmed live at The Borderline London on the Heavy Psych Sounds Fest 22/2/2019, enjoy!

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The Prodigy - Firestarter

"Firestarter" is a song by the British band THE PRODIGY, released on 18 March 1996. It was the first single from their third album "The Fat of the Land" (The album title comes from the old English phrase 'living off the fat of the land', which means living well or being wealthy.), and their tenth single overall. It was also the group's first number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, staying on top for three weeks, and their first big international hit, also reaching number one in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Norway.

It showcased Flint, with punk rock-style vocals, as the group's frontman. The title and lyrics were subject of controversy in the UK because of their violent nature. The music video further boosted these controversies. In 2004, the song was covered by Gene Simmons of KISS and in 2012 by De Staat.

Along with the CHEMICAL BROTHERS and FATBOY SLIM, THE PRODIGY have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s. THE PRODIGY, however, is not considered entirely representative of the genre as their production "often reflected the more intelligent edge of trip-hop, and rarely broke into the mindless arena of true big beat."THE PRODIGY are also considered alternative dance, techno, electronica, breakbeat hardcore, rave and electronic rock.

THE PRODIGY was formed in Braintree, Essex, in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The first line-up of the band also included MC and vocalist Maxim, a former dancer and vocalist Keith Flint, dancer and live keyboardist Leeroy Thornhill, and dancer and vocalist Sharky.

On 4 March 2019 frontman Keith Flint was found dead at his home in Essex, just weeks after playing six live dates in Australia and New Zealand. R.I.P. Keith Flint, instantly recognizable by his fluorescent spiked hair and known for high-octane performances, I have some great memories with THE PRODIGY, a band that was huge during my childhood, started my career as a DJ at a very young age and has been playing them many times. Got problems with Tinnitus a few years before I turned 30 so I had to quit the job and do something else. Tinnitus got sorted and my love for music is still intact.

On the bands webpage the following lines can be read.

It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother Keith Flint who sadly took his own life over the weekend.
We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.

Enjoy today's tune "Firestarter", this is for you Keith.

Here is the official video of "Firestarter"

Here is a live clip from Phoenix Festival 1996

Here is a live clip from Rock am Ring 2009

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Monday, 4 March 2019

Candlemass - The Door To Doom

New week, time to introduce the "Record Of The Week".

"The Door To Doom" the latest and twelfth studio album from legendary Swedish doom heavyweights CANDLEMASS and for the first time in 22 years, original vocalist Johan Länqvist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) reunited to bring their next unholy preachment with big steps and invites BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi to make a guest appearance on one track. Even if I just got used to hearing the voice of Mats Levén on a CANDLEMASS tune, wonder what happened to him, anyway it's great that they have convinced Johan to get back again and he does a great job with the singing duties on the album. His vocals have hard rock, bluesy sound that gives the tunes another layout that we have got used the last decade. The singers have been changed quite often during their carrier but the main band has been consistent since 2004. Consists of the main man Leif Edling on bass, Mats Björkman and Lars Johannsen on guitar and Jan Lindh on drums.

"The Door To Doom" consists of eight tunes spread over forty-eight minutes of play time. The music picks up right where the band left off last time, doomish mid-pacing riffing along with heavy atmosphere where they hail the demon with an unholy sermon, the guitar solos are amazing and they keep a great groove in the tunes with menacing melodies and crawling tempos. The sound quality is superb, could be the best I have heard with the band. 'Good Morning Demon Majesty' is the first lyrics in the album opener, the driving character "Splendor Demon Majesty", a groovy piece with a catchy chorus, heavy riffing, great solo. The tune follows up by a grand riffing of "Under The Ocean", opens up gently and soft before it burst out like a wild volcano. In the next one in line "Astorolus – The Great Octopus” that features an amazing guitar solo by the guest appearance Tony Iommi. Here we get one of the highlights on the album, a powerful doomish piece with an astonishing guitar solo. This follows up with a sorrowful and moody "Bridge Of The Blind", a soft and beautiful piece with very sensitive and touching vocals by Johan, an emotional guitar solo by Lars. "Death's Wheel" is a heavy and catchy musical tune, bombastic drum beat and wild guitar rhythm. A tune that follows the same recipe is the crusher "House Of Doom", the first tune out of this album, back then with Mats Levén, now with Johan doing the vocal duties. The tune also has a cool church organ solo in the middle part that gives the tune the little extra. "Black Trinity" is another heavy piece, the creepy atmosphere in the riffing gives the tune a darker and demonish pallet for Johan to work with. Wonder if Tony Iommi was here as well, the solo is brilliant. The album closes with the epic "The Omega Circle", a superb tune that shows that Johan hasn't aged a year since his last performance. The tune is greatly balanced with all the involved and let them perform at their top and gives the tune good variations of moody and powerful heavy doom. A giant ends this album.

Well done lads and I really hope that you work together and gives more music to love in the future. All I want to do I start all over again.

I was lucky to see them live a week a ago when they performed at the Globe as the support act for GHOST. They did a great performance and sounded really good live. But if they do a show as a headliner at a smaller place here in Stockholm I certainly will go.

Sum: "The Door To Doom", epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing might have released the doom album of the year? Well for god sake, don't miss this one.

Today's tune "Astorolus - The Great Octopus" is taken from the album "The Door to Doom", released on February 22, 2019, Napalm Records.

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

The Holy Mackerel - The Secret Of Pleasure

Sunday, time for a classic.

"The Secret Of Pleasure" is a tune by the American psychedelic pop band THE HOLY MACKEREL.

The band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1968. Created mainly as a studio venture to capitalize on Paul Williams' early success as a songwriter, the group recorded one self-titled studio album in the same year. Development for the album included several bandmates and top session musicians, but audiences were mostly unreceptive to it until THE HOLY MACKEREL was reissued years later.

Before THE HOLY MACKEREL, Paul Williams was a struggling singer, songwriter, and actor, who appeared in some low box office films and was one of many people turned down for a role in The Monkees. After an uneventful three months with White Whale Records, Williams begin working with Richard Perry. Perry offered Williams an attempt to record a studio album and signed a deal with Reprise Records, compelling Williams to form a band before entering the studio.

Williams recruited his brother, Mentor (rhythm guitar, vocals), ex-JEFFERSON AIRPLANE member Bob Harvey (bass guitar, vocals), George Hiller (lead guitar, vocals), Cynthia Fitzpatrick (flute, vocals), and former TURTLE Don Murray (drums), branding the group as THE HOLY MACKEREL.

On November 22, 1967, Biff Rose, (songwriter) who wrote "Fill Your Heart With Love" with additional lyrics by Williams, introduced Williams to Chuck Kaye of A&M Records, who suggested that he join with Roger Nichols to form a song-writing partnership. In March 1968, the Holy Mackerel began work on their self-titled album at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, cutting the first two tracks "The Golden Ghost of Love" and an early version of the Nichols-Williams song "To Put Up with You". Williams subsequently re-recorded the latter track on his 1970 solo album Someday Man. Later that same month, the group moved operations to United Studios and added session musicians such as Steve LeFevre.

Recording continued throughout mid-1968, and an album jacket with THE HOLY MACKERELs original line-up was designed; however, shifts in personnel necessitated a new cover image. Harvey, who wrote the psychedelic, sitar-laden "Wildflowers", left during development and was replaced by future Elvis Presley bassist Jerry Scheff. Soon after, Murray departed to perform in nightclubs; the group called upon Michael Cannon and Dewey Martin of BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD to fill-in at his position. Because of the band's various backgrounds, the album itself promoted a wide-variety of musical tastes including country rock, blues, and psychedelia. In November 1968, THE HOLY MACKEREL was released, but, whether a result of being distributed around the same time as "Electric Ladyland" or lack of a following for the band, the album failed to chart nationally. Three singles taken from the album also were commercially unsuccessful.

By the time the album was released, THE HOLY MACKEREL had already disbanded a few months beforehand. Williams edged out a solo and a more successful writing career, penning hit songs for musical acts like THREE DOG NIGHT and THE CARPENTERS. THE HOLY MACKEREL was reissued on CD format in 2005 on Collector's Choice Music. A deluxe edition, packaged with ten bonus tracks and extensive liner notes, was later distributed in 2010 by Now Sounds Records.

Today's tune "The Secret Of Pleasure" is taken from the self titled debut album, enjoy this!

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