Thursday 30 April 2020

The Rolling Stones - Living In A Ghost Town

Today it's the Walpurgis Night (Valborg in Swedish) is best known as the eve of the Christian feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Francia, and is celebrated on the night of 30 April and the day of 1 May. Saint Walpurga was hailed by the Christians of Germany for battling "pest, rabies, COVID-19 and whooping cough, as well as against witchcraft.

So let's hope we are seeing an end of this as this thing really boils down to the lives of musicians, technicians and concert visitors alike. That I am included in this I believe that you have already understood, not a job as far as the eye can reach. Soon it has been a month without a job, of course, I can manage for a while if I keep the money a little and do not stroll around in every record store, flea markets, and online stores. There are some flashes of light in my life in these times, I've spent a lot of time with my family, which is a very important part of my life. We have made every puzzle we own, we have sorted Lego, built a lot of which is incredibly relaxing for the brain and the soul. I have painted a lot, acrylic, watercolor, spray, ink and of course ordinary pencil. But the days get long, especially when you are used to working daily with one or more projects. So hope this misery ends soon so you can return to normal again. Well, I got some positive vibes, it will resolve sooner or later.

You should definitely not feel sorry for me, there are those who have it much worse than me, like THE ROLLING STONES that was in the recording studio working on new music before the COVID-19 lockdown and one particular track they’ve been working on "Living In A Ghost Town", a tune that really resonates with what we’re living through right now.

Recorded in LA, London, and in isolation!

A one-sided 10" single will be release on 26/06/2020

Enjoy today's tune "Living In A Ghost Town" by THE ROLLING STONES.

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Wednesday 29 April 2020

The Sounds - Safe And Sound

For a band whose history as a band spans a little over two decades, Swedish indie rockers THE SOUNDS sure don’t sound like it. Resonating the excitement and dynamism of a band who are getting their very first hint of success, THE SOUNDS are gearing up for the release of their sixth studio album, "Things We Do For Love", a sweepingly majestic slice of Nordic indie rock that crackles and pops in all the right places.

The new album sounds really promising and exciting after hearing the two singles that have been released where the latest can be heard and seen below. The first single is the propulsive title track "Things We Do For Love" and now the second tune with the pulsating keys in "Safe And Sound" (which vocalist Maja Ivarsson describes as “having the courage to dive into something new as long as you got that special person right next to you”).

THE SOUNDS did perform a free "Safe And Sound” concert that was broadcast LIVE from the premier local venue The KB in their hometown of Malmö, Sweden on Friday April 17, 2020. They performing and debuting songs from their first new album in seven years entitled "Things We Do For Love" (out June 12, 2020), including their new singles "Things We Do For Love" and "Safe And Sound" (the latter single out on April 24th). The event was a full production concert of fan favorites from their previous six albums that “You can dance and rock out to while safely social distancing at home.”

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, THE SOUNDS have been forced to postpone their entire North American tour planned for April/May (rescheduled dates TBA), as well as all of their other concerts and festivals around the world. The band had been searching for a way to reach their large global fan-base while the world is forced to be staying in, so when their hometown venue The KB reached out and invited the band to come and perform there for a full production concert, they immediately started the discussions.

The stream is broadcasted on THE SOUNDS webpages:

Or straight to the Youtube link here.

So enjoy today's tune "Safe And Sound" taken from the upcoming album "Things We Do For Love", set to be released June 12, 2020.

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

Steven Wilson - Song Of I

"Song Of I" is the most electronically textured piece on the album "To The Bone", Steven Wilson and German singer Sophie Hunger make obsessive vows to each other. To underscore the unsettling nature of this relationship—one of addiction—electronic treatments hiss and groan over the snap of a clapper-board beat. As if to suggest that the pull these two have on each other has a deadly magnetic vortex, the middle eight consists of a frenzied orchestra playing on top of barbed guitar chords.

It’s a song about obsession. What’s nice about it is that on the surface you wouldn’t know if it’s a sinister song or a love song, though the music kind of tells you that it’s the former.

The gist of the song is, “I’ll give up anything—I’ll give us smoking, I’ll give up alcohol, I’ll give up gambling, I give up staying out all night…but the one thing I will never give up is you.” That could be taken as a very romantic sentiment, but it could also be a very creepy one depending on the context. I imagined it as a boy and girl singing together originally, obsession certainly isn’t gender specific.

“My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love).

Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!”– Steven Wilson

The tune is taken from the fifth studio album "To The Bone" by English recording artist Steven Wilson, released on 18 August 2017 on Caroline International. It became Wilson's highest-charting album ever, reaching number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard Independent Albums chart. Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band PORCUPINE TREE, as well as being a member of several other bands.

Wilson will release his highly anticipated sixth solo album "The Future Bites" on 29th January 2021. An album that we will come back to when the time comes.

So enjoy this piece with Sophie Hunger.

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Monday 27 April 2020

Katatonia - City Burials

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

"City Burials" stands as KATATONIAs new triumph of deep & enigmatic progressive rock. These Swedish kings have never taken a step back, always aiming to move forward as a band and always keep their own unique way in the creation of music that as a listener feels the recognition factor is near and easy to get acquainted with and that is what is done on "City Burials", you recognize vocalist Jonas Renkse's melancholy sound in an instant and this time he reaches new heights, which I didn't think was possible after 30 years of music-making. The fact that the band is being infected by Jonas Renkse's energetic quest to reach new heights is clear. The music is deep & enigmatic, where the band shows an enormously powerful, vividly emotional, and finely-honed creative instrumentation.

It's with a big smile I see the album spin, with a collection of moments constructed out of the fragments of an ever-evolving life. I feel the emotions floating in my body, where several moments give me happiness and joy, some sadness and it's really powerful that I almost fall down and start to cry. I follow Jonas Renkse guiding the true scenic landscape of the "City Glaciers" and "Winter Of Our Passing", powerful tunes along with "Flicker" in counterpoint to the quicker and hard riffing "Behind The Blood", "Fighters" and "Rein" to the more atmospheric pieces like "Heart Set To Divide" and the dark beauty "Vanishers" that featuring guest vocals Anni Bernhard (FULL OF KEYS). "City Burials" is one of the strongest release in their career and is a significant chapter in the KATATONIA legacy. An album that should not be missed. Highly recommended.

"City Burials" Released on April 24th, 2020 on Peaceville Records

Line up:
Jonas Renkse / vocals, guitar, keyboards
Anders “Blackheim” Nyström / guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Niklas Sandin / bass
Daniel Moilanen / drums
Roger Öjersson / guitars

Sum: "City Burials" is an excellent release full of melancholy that only KATATONIA can do.

Today's tune "Lacquer" is taken from "City Burials", enjoy!

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Sunday 26 April 2020

Anvil - Forged In Fire

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Forged In Fire" is the third studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band ANVIL, formed 1978 in Toronto, Ontario. The band now consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Chris Robertson (bass). As of early 2020, the band has released eighteen studio albums and had been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, and METALLICA. The band's 18th album, "Legal At Last", was released on February 14, 2020

The title tune from "Forged In Fire" is about an anvil, it's a very literal piece of heavy metal, and as seen in many old cartoons, an archetype for a very heavy, dangerous and unwieldy object. This song expands on the anvil metaphor, describing the blacksmith's work in vivid detail ("Rivulets of sweat steam," "Splashes in magenta") as a way to explain the sound. The band proudly declares that they are "forming metal."

The tune also drew musical inspiration from the Robin Trower song "Bridge Of Sighs" and also from the Max Webster song "Battle Scar," which features members of RUSH.

In an interview with ANVIL, the lead singer Lips, he explained, "I found a riff in that world and I went with it. That's what I found it to be similar to, those two songs, but maybe they're in there because they're in me, and you are what you eat or what you consume."

Enjoy today's tune about the heavy metal thingie Anvil.

The first clip is live in Quebec 1986

The next one is live at Rockpalast Luxor Köln July 10, 2011

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Saturday 25 April 2020

Asteroid - Pale Moon

Saturday, a pretty cold day, sun hiding behind the pale moon. So today I feel for something spaced-out and found ASTROID in the record shelf :)

ASTROID is playing a heavy, progressive Swedish spaced-out 70’s-style fuzz-rock that suits perfect a day like this. The band was formed in Örebro, Sweden during the winter of 2003-2004. Releases: “Demo 2004”, “Ep 2005”, “Asteroid & Blowback” (Fuzz Split 2006), “Asteroid” (2007), II (2010) & II (2016).

The history of ASTROID is a psychedelic space saga, timeless and endless, with no upside or downside, but with a beautiful ending. The band, formed during the winter of 2003, have undertaken a long musical journey and developed a sound well fit to the trio constellation. After being formed as a regular stoner band, it didn’t take long before new grounds were conquered. Since then, influences have been collected from blues and British 70’s classic rock, but also from Swedish traditional folk music.

The band consists of:
Robin Hirse - Vocals & Guitar
Johannes Nilsson - Vocals & Bass
Jimmi Kohlscheen- Drums

ASTROID is today a well-known live act all over Europe with constant touring and a reputation of wild and sweaty live shows. Hold on to your hats and enjoy today's piece "Pale Moon" from ASTROIDs third album "III".

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Friday 24 April 2020

Mushroomhead - Seen It All

Unique, adventurous, and alternative. All these attributes go for MUSHROOMHEAD. Their music simply knows no boundaries but while listening to their tunes their masks and their theatrical imagery appear in front of the listener's eyes. Formed in the early 1990s they shake every ground and are ready to deliver.

For the better part of the past five years, top-charting masked metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have been crafting the epic follow up to their monumental 2014 full-length album, "The Righteous & The Butterfly" – waiting ever-so-patiently to drop their next collection of anthems. The Cleveland collective makes their prodigious return with the new full-length oeuvre, "A Wonderful Life" – the eighth release of their benchmark career – out June 19, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Available in several enticing formats, "A Wonderful Life" clocks in at a whopping 70+ minutes with its four bonus tracks – leaving a total of 17 stellar compositions in its wake for fans to devour. "A Wonderful Life" is accented by the sharp production of band mastermind/drummer Skinny, as well as the standout mixing prowess of Matt Wallace (FAITH NO MORE, 3 DOORS DOWN), also recognized for his work on the band’s classic offering XIII.

A few days ago did MUSHROOMHEAD dropped their first new single "Seen It All", see and hear it below.

Enjoy today's hair-raising piece and the surefire proof that MUSHROOMHEAD is back in prime form. New full-time vocalist Mr. Rauckhorst leads the pack in an apropos cry for societal unity and marks a confident return for the band.

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Thursday 23 April 2020

Void Of Sleep - Unfair Judgement

Italian progressive sludge rockers VOID OF SLEEP did release their new album "Metaphora" on March 27th via Aural Music. Forged in Ravenna, Italy, in 2010, VOID OF SLEEP – conjure a cosmic amalgam of stoned-out, progressive sludge rock where epic rhythms melt into bottom-heavy doom breakdowns, complex time signatures, and psychedelia.

In support of the album, they have released an amazing new video for "Unfair Judgement", see and hear it below. The video is a complex, and emotional story. The video stars Starring Edo Tagliavini and Fausto Fori, was filmed by Gerardo Lamattina & cinematography by Gerardo Lamattina Film, with editing by Edo Talgiavini. It was written and directed by Edo Tagliavini and Gerardo Lamattina.

Allo - Drums and percussions
Burdo - Vox and Guitars
Andrea - Bass
Gale - Guitars and Chorus
Momo - Synths and Keyboards

"History, like injustices, always repeats itself…"

Enjoy today's tune!

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Wednesday 22 April 2020

Rosy Finch - Lava

"Scarlet" is the new album from Spanish Sludge/Grunge/Metal trio ROSY FINCH releasing on the 6th March 2020. Originally formed in Alicante (Spain) circa 2013, featuring members of PYRAMIDAL (Lluís Mas) and doom metal act HELA (Mireia Porto). Their take on the stoner genre is a furious and eclectic blend of influences ranging from SONIC YOUTH to the MELVINS, showcasing brooding & atmospheric vocals laced with insidious and heavy riffs. ROSY FINCH breaks out of the mould and take the listeners on a completely different path than the one usually expected from a band of this genre.

2019 saw a line-up change during the recording of the new album, with Oscar Soler (DOMO, PYRAMIDAL) and Juanjo Ufarte (GRAJO, THE DRY MOUTHS) taking over bass and drums duties. The new formation has created a new heavy sound where singer and guitarist Mireia Porto finally seems to be in her element transmitting her darkest emotions. "Scarlet", is the second full-length album and the fourth release from the band was recorded and mixed at Red Records Studio and Surnia Records with mastering handled by scene legend Billy Anderson. After a year of composing the album, Porto was intent on creating a concept album with the colour red being the central theme. "Scarlet" is about aspiring to be more and to do more. It’s about the idea that nothing will remove the pain but nothing can detain you. Red has always represented danger, lust, sin, guilt, blood…” Says Mireia. Each song on "Scarlet" has a red type color in the title and represents different stories of different people (from fantasy to the real life) always ranging from love to violence. The album is heavier and sludgier than their previous releases and contains plenty of screams, melodic vocals, metal drums and dirty bass lines.

Its dark and it’s Scarlet Red.

Mireia Porto: Vocals, Guitars & Bass
Elena García: Bass
Lluís Mas: Drums

Today's tune "Lava" is taken from "Scarlet", released March 6, 2020, Produced by Mireia Porto & Lluís Mas at Red Records, San Isidro, Spain 2019. Enjoy this burning hot tune!

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

Twin Wizard - Ghost Train Haze

TWIN WIZARD is a 2 piece stoner rock/doom band from the Midwest.

The Illinois/Wisconsin duo brings together guitarist/vocalist Brad Van of long-undervalued rockers DROIDS ATTACK with drummer Anthony Dreyer, whose prior outfit, TELEKINETIC YETI, together they have released their debut album, "Glacial Gods" on April 13.

Orders of the record can be done directly from the band, and as the 35-minute seven-tracker culls together riff after pummeling, massively-fuzzed riff, locking in classic and humongous stoner metal grooves, a preorder seems well justified, particularly given the LP’s limited numbers (150 total).

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That both SABBATH and SLEEP flows in these dudes veins in their creation of riffs is pretty clear after the first spin, is it good, hell yeah, give it a try.

Today's tune "Ghost Train Haze" is the opening tune from "Glacial Gods" that offers heavy riffs and the video includes a sneaky gorilla. Enjoy!

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Monday 20 April 2020

Dopelord - Sign Of The Devil

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

"Sign Of The Devil" is the fourth full-length by the Polish doom/stoner veterans DOPELORD. A band that was founded in late 2010 in Lublin. Smoking, rehearsing and touring. Their main inspirations are old movies, 70s music, and magical herbs.

This follow-up to 2017’s great album "Children Of The Haze" offers a pretty similar trip in the traditional stoner doom world. There is one difference in the latest effort comparing to the previous releases, the songwriting has increased a lot and makes "Sign Of The Devil" as DOPELORDs finest release so far.

36 minutes is what "Sign Of The Devil" clocks in at, that divided into 6 tunes, lights up pretty quickly that the songs hold a rather moderate long play. Tune low, play slow and heavy, a typical signature for a band like this. The tunes take some time and let the demon slowly get up close, and when the time is right, beat their sharp claws hard and deep in your human body.

The album opens up with a thick bassline in "The Witching Hour Bell", the tune has a driven drony line with clean vocals, the same formula is used in "World Beneath Us" and "Heathen", the later with a more melodic vocal vibe. The filthy blackened "Hail Satan" has some mixed vocals between harsh and clean, it also contains some incredible riffs and it's very groovy, psychedelic and ends with a nice synth part which gives the tune a cool facelift. The excellent titled "Doom Bastards" falls just off of the ten-minute mark, heavy and slow spacey leads that after a while falls into the heavy and earth-cracking riffs in a bed of roses with a devil trying to recruit you to the other side. The album closes with the punky and speedy "Headless Decapitator" that really shows that they can leave the slow pace and get a bit electrified. So get ready to shake your overweight body to this. DOPELORD has really managed to create an interesting and well-made experience that contains earth-cracking riffs, low tuned doom to headbanging rock. At least Satan will wave his hands high for this release.

The amazing album artwork that captures all the classic doom influences, like kings, magic, darkness, religion, plague, and deaths is made by Fabian Staniec (Pathogen Tattoo)

Piotr Zin aka Klusek - Bass, Vocals
Paweł Mioduchowski aka Miodek - Guitar, Vocals
Grzegorz Pawłowski Mroku - Guitar
Piotr Ochociński - Drums

Today's tune "Doom Bastards" is taken from "Sign Of The Devil", the album was released March 10, 2020. Enjoy!

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Sunday 19 April 2020

Sodom - Agent Orange

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Agent Orange" is the title tune from the third studio album by German thrash metal band SODOM, released on 1 June 1989 by Steamhammer and SPV.

It was their last album with guitarist Frank Blackfire (who would later join KREATOR) until his return to the band in 2018. The lyrical content delves deeply into Tom Angelripper's fascination with the Vietnam War, with a song dedicated to the ground assault aircraft AC-47 as well as the "Agent Orange" defoliant-inspired title-track. It was their first album to enter the German album charts where it reached number 36. "Agent Orange" sold 100,000 copies in Germany alone and marked the commercial breakthrough for the band. The song "Ausgebombt" was released on the EP Ausgebombt with German lyrics.

The album's liner notes carry the message: "This album is dedicated to all people – soldiers and civilians – who died by senseless aggressions of wars all over the world."

In March 2010, "Agent Orange" was re-released in a digipak with bonus tracks and liner notes containing lyrics and rare photos.

Line up!

Tom Angelripper – vocals, bass guitar
Frank Blackfire – guitars
Chris Witchhunter – drums

Today's tune is filmed Live at Wacken Open Air 2001, Enjoy today's tune!

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Saturday 18 April 2020

1000mods - Pearl

Having risen from smoky basements to packed arenas, 1000MODS can be considered no less than the most successful Greek rock band of the past decade.

Deriving equally from the glorious 90's and the 70's (not only songwriting-wise but also due to their love for vintage equipment and analogue sound), 1000MODS have never hesitated to blend all their influences. Retro-rock and doom rock, hard and space rock melded with grunge and alternative create a recipe of explosive heavy music that’s impossible to imitate.

1000MODS offer inspired, powerful and uniquely fresh heavy tunes, satisfying everyone from stoners to metalheads, for over a decade. Their debut "Super Van Vacation" (2011) is now considered a classic in European heavy rock, as well as a game-changer for Greek rock music, selling tens of thousands of copies.

Praised by fans and press throughout the globe, the band's previous release "Repeated exposure to..." (2016) affirmed their place within European heavy rock and roll. The band went on to tour the US in February-March 2018, following that with a sold-out tour of Australia.

Boasting millions of streams and fans worldwide, 1000MODS are stepping up with "Youth Of Dissent", with the 3 tunes that already is released it looks like it will be a fearsome blend of taut songwriting, hard-hitting riffs, haunting melodies, and hefty psychedelia.

Produced by Matt Bayles (ISIS, MASTODON, SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM and many more), and recorded at Litho Studio (owned by Stone Gossard, the founding member of PEARL JAM, TEMPLE OF THE DOG) and London Bridge Studio (where PEARL JAMs "Ten" was recorded).

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Band Members

Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

Today's tune "Pearl" is taken from the upcoming album "Youth Of Dissent", set to be released April 24th. Enjoy!

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Friday 17 April 2020

Victims - The Horse And Sparrow Theory

It's Friday and it's time to shake loose a bit, especially if you are in the quarantine mode as most peoples are these days.

Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS made their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, "The Horse And Sparrow Theory".

Recorded by producer Karl Daniel Lidén (BLOODBATH, KATATONIA, CRAFT and more), "The Horse And Sparrow Theory" clocks in at 28 minutes of relentless insurrection.

VICTIMS' uncompromising take on d-beat and hardcore is a definitive statement of intent, as the band is set to deconstruct the current socio-political climate, bleak outlook of mass class division, industrialization, and the self-absorbed pursuit of greed and corruption.

VICTIMS formed back in 1997, in their home town of Nyköping, Sweden. The band's aim was simple... to play hardcore punk rock, straight up and right to the point, with particular influences being Swedish Discharge-style and 80's American hardcore.


Andy Henriksson - Drums
Jon Lindqvist - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Gareth Smith - Guitar
Johan Eriksson - Bass & Lead Vocals

Today's tune "The Horse And Sparrow Theory" is the title track of the latest album. The video is made by Frank Huang (Max Volume Silence) and live video by Jimmy Johansson/Super Lino Puro, enjoy!

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Thursday 16 April 2020

Khemmis - Rainbow In The Dark

Denver, Colorado-based doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS will release their new EP "Doomed Heavy Metal" on April 17 via Nuclear Blast and 20 Buck Spin.

Since joining with 20 Buck Spin in 2015 for the release of their debut album "Absolution", KHEMMIS have been prolifically busy. Three full length albums, "Absolution", "Hunted" and "Desolation", a split EP with SPIRIT ADRIFT, a Decibel Magazine flexi and multiple tours and festival appearances throughout North America and Europe. As KHEMMIS continues work on their fourth album and first for Nuclear Blast Records, the band offers up "Doomed Heavy Metal" to close out the first chapter in their ascendent march to the top.

For KHEMMISs ever-expanding fanbase "Doomed Heavy Metal" offers a treasure trove of rare material to temporarily sate the hunger for that highly anticipated new album. Never a band to shy away from a challenge, their cover of the legendary "Rainbow In The Dark" by Ronnie James Dio is triumphant and energized tribute to the ultimate God of Heavy Metal that in the hands of a lesser band might be anything but. Recorded exclusively for this release the song takes on new life in the signature KHEMMIS style, making it their own without betraying the ideal of the original.

Additionally “Doomed Heavy Metal” contains the band’s rare and storied interpretation of “A Conversation With Death” and the much-requested Decibel flexi track "Empty Throne". The B-side offers three huge live tracks, one from each of the three 20 Buck Spin released full-length albums. Recorded at a headlining show in their native city of Denver by their longtime producer Dave Otero, these fan favorites show KHEMMIS meet and exceed all expectations at every show they play.

The band comments: As lifelong fans of ZZ TOP, Fandango has been a consistent source of inspiration for the four of us. The combination of high-octane live cuts and rare studio recordings make the release stand out in the band’s discography. In that tradition, we are thrilled to announce "Doomed Heavy Metal". This mini-album is similarly unique, combining sought-after singles and live cuts together on one record. We’ve topped it all off with a newly recorded version of DIO’s immortal “Rainbow in the Dark.” For those who have clamored for the rerelease of the long out of print “Empty Throne” and “A Conversation with Death,” your calls have been answered. We hope new and old fans alike will pick up the album, pour a tall glass of their favorite beverage, and party with us!

Enjoy this KHEMMIS cover of the legendary "Rainbow In The Dark" by Ronnie James Dio.

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

Cloak - Tempter's Call

Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.

Their debut full-length, "To Venomous Depths", (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. The album got some great spotlight to be nominated as "Record Of The Week" here at Tune Of The Day, read about it here!

"The Burning Dawn", is a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band is still rife with fresh ideas.

Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.

While rippers like "On Poisoned Ground" and "Into the Storm" deliver a fury of soulful aggression, or the haunting melody in "Tempter's Call", songs like "Lifeless Silence" and "The Fire, The Faith, The Void" offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is 'The Burning Dawn'.

Scott Taysom – Vocals & Guitar
Max Brigham – Guitar
Sean Bruneau – Drums
Billy Robinson – Bass

Today's tune "Tempter's Call" is taken from "The Burning Dawn", released October 25, 2019, Video by Scott Taysom, enjoy!

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