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Album Review: Veil Of Deception – “Tearing Up The Roots”

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM (PST)

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I’ve followed Dan Gallar for a few years now. I originally came into contact with him when he was announced as the new singer for UK band NEPHWRACK, which was a band I had come across so long ago, we were in contact on MySpace. Yeah, it’s been that long folks. Dan’s departure from NEPHWRACK brought us a one shot album band called THE NAKED SHOW, before he moved on to VEIL OF DECEPTION.

Their 2nd album, Tearing Up The Roots, may be Gallar’s best musical offering to date. The album kicks off with “Dream Within A Nightmare”, a haunting instrumental blend of clean guitar and heavy machine gun fire drumming that flows directly into “Stench Of Fear”, a fast paced combination of hard hitting drums, even harder riffage and high pitch vocals that set the tone of the onslaught to come. Those first two tracks are a perfect introduction into who these guys are and what they can do. The album just pounds your ears from start to finish, and they don’t let up. Dan Gallar’s voice can be described as a cross between Eric A.K. (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) and Davey Havok (AFI), but with a much harder edge that really compliments the music and lyrics.

Be sure to stop by www.veilofdeception.com to pick up your copy of the album. (Editor’s note: This album has been out since 2015 so is a bit older, but we let it slide this time cuz Drewdas Priest was so stoked to spread the word on these cats \m/)

Key Tracks –
Dream Within A Nightmare / Stench Of Fear
Personal Holy Grail
Summer’s Dying

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Eths from France’s latest single is friggin’ bad ass, one of the most interesting tunes in a career already full of odd twists and turns from a band you can’t pigeonhole. Much like stateside industrial rockers InAeona or even Richard Patrick’s long running Filter, just when you think you are going to peg where they are going next the band head for uncharted waters.

Regarding the new track, ETHS guitarist Staif Bihl comments:

“I am glad to introduce a third new track from our forthcoming album. The lyrics of ‘Kumari Kandam’ were written by me with the help of my friend Faustine Berardo (LA NÉBULEUSE D’HIMA), who is also singing some parts of this song together with Sarah Layssac of ARKAN. Kumari Kandam is a legendary continent that is said to be lying at the bottom of the sea south of the Indian subcontinent. My lyrics deal with human civilizations, and how they have vanished due to force of nature or just of their own doing – as a warning for future generations. Of course, this story also applies to our own civilization, which seems to be working as hard as possible to speed up its own downfall.”

The quartet will release ‘Ankaa’, worldwide on April 22nd. The band’s new album marks their first full-length with new vocalist and “France has got Talent” sensation Rachel Aspe. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop. 

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Lizzy Borden solo artist Metal Blade deal

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM (PST)

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Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

Lizzy Borden has spent over three decades creating some of the most theatrical metal in existence, releasing classics such as Love You to Pieces (1985) and Master of Disguise (1989), while obliterating audiences worldwide with a stage show that rivals that of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper. For his efforts, he has become nothing short of a metal icon. Now, to take the next step in furthering his career, Lizzy Borden has signed a worldwide solo artist deal with Metal Blade Records – the label that helped to launch him to commercial success over 30 years ago. Ready to once again captivate both veteran and adolescent metal fans alike, Lizzy Borden plans to release a new album in 2016 and tour the world in support of it, with a reinvigorated band backing him up.

Lizzy Borden comments:
“I am extremely happy to re-sign with the same label we started with all those years ago (Metal Blade Records). I’m excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all the Metal Blade family again. It’s been my home for all six of our (full-length) studio albums – with the new record being the seventh, and the start of a new series of albums to come.
My focus for the last several years has been performing live and exposing my brand of American metal to countries all over the world. Now I feel is the right time to step back and push the re-start button. Time to get back to the art of creating new music. Touring around the world and having new fans discover Lizzy Borden for the first time has been rejuvenating, and so a new album seems like the perfect way to bridge the past with the future.
I will take this part of my journey and these next series of albums as a solo artist, as I have for some of the past LBrecords and tours. I look forward to working with many different established musicians and friends, as well as some undiscovered talent like we have been lucky enough to unearth in the past. To all of our fans that have followed Lizzy Borden from the beginning and all the new younger fans who have just discovered us, I hope you will come along with me for this next chapter. I am inspired, excited and ready to begin again. @realLizzyborden”

Stay tuned for more news about Lizzy Borden coming soon!

Lizzy Borden online:
http://www.lizzyborden.com
http://www.facebook.com/lizzybordenband
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

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Night Demon announce “Final Curse Tour”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:39 PM (PST)

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Southern California’s Night Demon have announced the first leg of their “Final Curse Tour”.

The tour will start next month in Albuquerque and will play through twenty-one dates and wrap up in Seattle.

Night Demon will see support on this tour from Visigoth and Against the Grain.

Check out the tour dates here.

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New Diamond Head album coming in June

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:38 AM (PST)

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Iconic heavy metal band DIAMOND HEAD today confirms June 3 as the North American release date for their new, self-titled album.  Recorded at Vigo Studios in Birmingham, the album is the first to feature new vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and ends an eight-year silence for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends.  Direct pre-orders for the album will launch shortly.

So far I am really digging the hard living charge of “Our Time Is Now” the best.

Prior to 2014, the thought of a new album was bleak.  Guitarist and band founder Brian Tatler reveals, “I had no interest in doing another record but after working with Ras on the 2014 European tour that suddenly changed.  I wanted to make a record with him.  He’s a confident singer and he’s not trying to fill anyone’s shoes.”  Recording of the album commenced last July with the band and engineer Adam Beddow at the helm.  Tatler notes, “I gave Rasmus some music to listen to last January.  He selected songs or riffs that he wanted to work on and we began rehearsing.  We whittled things down to fourteen songs by April.”

Eleven songs were selected in the end for the album; all mixed by Dave Nicholls and mastered by John Davis at London’s Metropolis.

The album’s lyrical focus details political and environmental themes.  Its opening and closing songs specifically draw attention to the world’s self-destructive path.  Tatler comments, “the body of the album explores other subtopics in more depth along with songs dealing with lighter subjects that are not so heavy on the heart.”  Vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen affirms, “we made the album with the band’s fans foremost in mind from start to finish.  We wanted to write songs that would have ties to the best parts of all the early albums.”

 

Metal Blade launches “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” for Spring 2016

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM (PST)

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Brimstone Coven, Gehennah, Ketzer, Sourvein, Artillery and Accuser are in the spotlight this spring in “6 Bands in 60 Seconds”.

The project was started in November by Brian Slagel, Metal Blade Records and RED Music.

Winter’s bands included Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, and Harlott.

Check out both “6 Bands in  60 Seconds” videos here.

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Judas Priest’s ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ turns 40!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 9:55 AM (PST)

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Sad Wings of Destiny turns 40-years-old on March 23 and to celebrate this mammoth fucking album, I present to you a retrospective on it!

Sad Wings of Destiny is Judas Priest’s second album. It is the only album which features drummer Alan Moore. That year Kiss’s Destroyer came out, Rush released 2112, AC/DC released High Voltage internationally and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap in Australia, Black Sabbath released Technical Ecstasy and Deep Purple broke up. But for Judas Priest, things were just taking off. Off the back of Sad Wings of Destiny Judas Priest signed to CBS Records and got 60,000 pounds to record their next album Sin After Sin, which came out the very next year.

Read the full retrospective of the album here.

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Baroness announce US tour dates for April, May 2016

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:20 PM (PST)

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Baroness have announced new US tour dates in support of latest release Purple. Catch the acclaimed live band this Spring if you can.

Dates below.

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The musical brainchild of bassist Tas Danazoglou (Satan’s Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard) Mirror‘s collection of cult crypt-kickers and mighty conjurings bears all the hallmarks of an instant classic. A chance meeting with respected producer (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost) and accomplished drummer Jaime Gomez Arellano led to the pair hitting on a shared vision of a classically aligned outfit that drew inspiration from the epic amplified landscapes of lore and legend whilst avoiding the lure of mere tribute, rather reinventing the sound and fury they loved anew. They were soon joined by Satan’s Wrath axeman Stamos K, and their fate further sealed by the arrival of the mightily operatic tenor of vocalist Jimmy Mavromatis, before the ouroborus was completed with the arrival of Los Angeles-based guitarist Matt Olivo (Repulsion). Together as Mirror they deliver a thunderously resonant salvo of metal magnificence.

Check the band’s excellent new video for “Galleon” HERE.

This April, Mirror will support Repulsion at select dates in the UK. In regards to these special performances, Tas Danazoglou comments: “We are very excited to play two shows supporting Repulsion. We will deliver pure, relentless heavy metal and hopefully many more shows will follow.”

 

Mirror tour dates

w/ Repulsion, Dripback

April 12 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control (+ Exxxecutioner)

April 13 – London, UK – Underworld (+ Lunatic Hooker)

 

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Holy Grail dates with DevilDriver and more announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM (PST)
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Quite the Spring tour announcement! DevilDriver with Holy Grail, Incite and Hemlock!

 

Dates BELOW.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ turns 30!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM (PST)

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One thing that is absolutely true is that Ozzy Osbourne has had a rough go. That may be less true today, but it was absolutely true back in the mid-80s.

Not only was Ozzy dealing with substance abuse, he was having a hard time keeping a cohesive line-up for his solo project. In 1985 when he recorded The Ultimate Sin, he recruited Phil Soussan on bass. Ozzy had been working with Bob Daisley during the Randy Rhoads era, and the first part of the Jake E. Lee era. In fact, Daisley had written most of the material for the album with Jake E. Lee and Ozzy Osbourne, as he had co-written Ozzy’s first three. Daisley went on to play on three Uriah Heep albums, and even on Black Sabbath’s 1987 The Eternal Idol. Daisley would ultimately return for 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked before permanently departing after 1991’s No More Tears.

The Ultimate Sin was Jake E. Lee’s second and last album with Ozzy, after starting with him in 1983 to record Bark at the Moon.

The album was an introduction of Randy Castillo on drums, and he would stick around for two more albums (1988’s No Rest For The Wicked and 1991’s No More Tears). Castillo also performed live duty on 1990’s live EP Just Say Ozzy and 1993’s Live & Loud.

Before The Ultimate Sin Ozzy had done three solo albums in three years. After 1983’s Bark at the Moon it took him three years to release The Ultimate Sin.

Read my full retrospective on the album here.

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GET OUT. premiere “Seven Heavens” lyric video via NEW NOISE

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 12:08 PM (PST)
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New York hard rock purveyors GET OUT. have premiered the official lyric video for their track, “Seven Heavens”, at New Noise Magazine. The track appears on the group’s debut full-length record Let Me In, which The Ring Master Review hails as having a “potent sound which gets straight to the point without distracting frills and a commandingly solid release providing increasingly thickening enjoyment.” Vocalist Morgan Y. Evans says of the new track:

“Here is our first ever lyric video. It is for “Seven Heavens” a song about hoping for peace or the possibility to salvage unity in the face of aggression, Aiming for less conflict and better communication in an often cutthroat world. Remembering that all of our time is valuable and to value what other people bring to the table/scene. Not letting disrespectful people slow you down. The video was done by Spinkickproductions.com. That company does a lot of cool metalcore and rap videos. Plus they are an hour away in the Troy/Albany area so it was cool to hire someone in the wider regional Upstate, NY scene. We all have to support one another to make this framework of the underground grow and retain strength.”

Check out the video RIGHT HERE

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Lords of Black premiere “Tears I Will Be”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:12 PM (PST)

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Madrid heavy metal warriors Lords of Black have premiered their newest track “Tears I Will Be”.

“Tears I Will Be” comes off of Lords of Black’s sophomore album II which will be released by Frontiers Music SRL on March 18.

Check out “Tears I Will Be” here.

GET OUT. tease “War Chest” EP and guests, part ways with drummer.

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:35 AM (PST)

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Kingston , NY metal/hard rock band GET OUT. have parted ways with their drummer. Fill-ins have been selected for the next few
shows as the band chooses a replacement and moves forward on their next EP, to be entitled War Chest.

GET OUT. recently released debut Let Me In via Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital platforms after first debuting two songs on Metalriot.com‘s Creature Honeymoon 2015 Halloween compilation alongside bands such as Geezer, Night Viper, Septa and Tyrant Of Death.

Says vocalist/writer Morgan Ywain Evans:

“Moving forward we are expanding to some heavier territory while still including some of the rock elements already displayed. The drummer we fired is busy with his career and, to keep it civil, we felt there wasn’t enough urgency for the band. As a result of letting him engineer most of us felt the completion of the album took months longer than expected. There was even some lost enthusiasm and people who didn’t even show up on mix day when it finally arrived. Obviously no active band can really function well on that kind of dragged out clock.”

Evans continues: “That said, we wish him good luck. While we might not survive as long, we admire how the band Shai Hulud or even Murphy’s Law adapted with various line ups to challenges yet nonetheless kept momentum going and overcame obstacles. We are currently testing out various candidates on drums and second guitar, as ex-guitarist Jeremy Swift also is out of the band due to injury and being more focused on his blues funk/ power pop band The Beautiful Bastards. But we are completely fine. Our next EP War Chest will showcase our soon to be much heavier side to go with the more alternative rock, hard rock and stoner influences on Let Me In. We have some material written already and it rips absolute ass.”

Guests have not been confirmed for the next EP but expect full details next month. The guests are rumored to include heavy hitters Paul “Ablaze” of Blackguard, metalcore legend Mike Score of All Out War and more TBA.

As with Let Me In, art for War Chest will be once again handled by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design (Hollow Earth, Vulture, Black Yo)))ga).

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Holy Grail release new song from ravenously anticipated new LP via MetalSucks

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:40 PM (PST)

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With their third release Times of Pride and Peril on the brink of release, Los Angeles heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL have released a punishing new track “Descent Into The Maelstrom”. Lauded as “the direct descendants of bands like Priest and Maiden” by MetalSucks, you can listen to the song, which they claim causes “instant involuntary headbanging… it’s that good,” HERE.

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