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Rockabilly hero Danny B. Harvey paired with ex-Cycle Slut From Hell/She Wolves/Star & Dagger legit metal lifer Dava She Wolf? Sign us up! If you crave a sleazy, whiskey soaked grit to your rock n' roll (with more than a hint of bar brawl or floor crawl inducing Link Wray and Motörhead inspired antics), proceed directly to your pre-scheduled bangover courtesy of the new Fine Spirits EP. Harvey has worked with rock and metal people before ranging from Lemmy to David Vincent, but this new EP of slinky, kinky and far from watered down boozy crawlers is infectious and downright reckless. Each song on the EP will crawl into your ear and possess you to slink and shake while being as heavy as C.O.C. but as wild as the West. The replay factor on this is huge. Let's hope Harvey & Wolf keep this going awhile, cuz it sounds fun for them but is really fun for us! Check out our favorite track "The Prowl"! It packs a slow motion groovy wallop.
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Ohio metallers Sink The Ship have released their latest music video “Out Of Here.”
“Out Of Here” comes off the band’s debut album Persevere which is out now via Sharptone Records.
Sink the Ship vocalist Colton had this to say about “Out of Here:”
“‘Out Of Here’ ties in with the whole meaning and concept of the Persevere record. Our band had a pretty rough time fitting into the Cleveland scene for the first few years we existed. To be honest that’s why we started touring and became super DIY. Just to get away from everything and sort of seek revenge through success. This song is for anybody willing to cut ties with anything holding them down and to keep their middle fingers aimed at the not so genuine people who come out of the woodwork when it’s the cool thing to do.”
Check out the music video for “Out Of Here” here.Add to My Radar
This June 15th, theatrical hard rock hero Lizzy Borden will issue his first album in 11 god damn years, My Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. It will take very little time spent listening to the writhing hard rock melodic heavy glory of “My Midnight Things” to rest assured the band still mean business. This release will be super fun, I am betting. And we can sure use the attitude! Man, a lot of bands sure are dreary and lack any sense of adventure at the moment as far as persona and rock n roll vibe goes.
“Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,” Borden comments.
The album can be pre-ordered via this link: metalblade.com/lizzybordenAdd to My Radar
On May 18th, King Diamond will release LP re-issues of the classic albums Abigail, Fatal Portrait, and Them via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: http://www.metalblade.com/kingdiamond
“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic King Diamond albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond
See below for the albums’ track-listings, and stay tuned for more King Diamond re-issues coming soon!
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Very cool tour news today. Soulful and intelligent metal masterminds Oceans Of Slumber are gaining more and more of a buzz, sure to be amplified even further when they hit the road this year with Finnish melodic death metal warriors Insomnium! Can you really do a Winter’s Gate tour in the late Spring/early summer though? It runs from May 23rd to June 24th. Hmmm. Maybe we can get snow blowers in the venues? Where are my people at?! Someone get on this! For more click HERE.Add to My Radar
Heavy metal doom bringers CASTLE have announced a 12 date headlining trek across the US including a performance at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest in Frederick, MD on June 23. The tour will kick off in Pittsburgh on June 19 before hitting select cities on the east coast and winding its way back to California where the band have just completed writing their new album. Scheduled to begin recording over the next month in Portland, OR with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Eyehategod), CASTLE‘s fifth full length is set for a September release.
Additionally, the band have announced several European shows upcoming in October and November, including a string of dates in Germany with The Skull as well as festival appearances at The Malta Doom Fest (Oct 19), Doom Over Vienna (Nov 10) and Dutch Doom Days (Nov 24). Expect more European dates to follow.
Watch a full set from the band, filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York on the most recent US trek last September at THIS LOCATION.
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March For Our Lives is going on today and I am so stoked at the bravery and power of all the voices in unison demanding change. This has been an incredible month of social change and even accountability in metal as well as the world.
Well, it was VERY hard to pick just four albums for this month’s four favorites. There were a dozen records I really LOVED this month. Some flirt with dark stuff but weren’t really metal like my actual fave any genre record of the month – the new one from post-gothers VOWWS called Under The World. Other stuff I want to shout out includes stuff that is absolutely killer like Andrew WK (who had the two most uplifting singles in hard rock by far for the year thus far at a time we really need it), Memoriam, Slaves BC or especially also Rivers Of Nihil’s great prog influenced leap forward or BESVÄRJELSEN‘s potent Swedish doom brew Vallmo.
These records were and are bad ass af but ultimately edged out to the four records BELOW which I felt were the best four albums associated with the metal genre this month.Add to My Radar
“New Yorkers are a notoriously resilient bunch, so it’s no surprise that the metal scene remains strong as ever, even thriving under the pressure of a changing city. I can’t give enough credit to venues like Saint Vitus and Lucky 13 Saloon, which give developing artists an avenue to grow and show this city what they’re made of.” – Sonia
Imagine if the occult side of Sabbath and the meatier side of Iommi riffs met up with Lacuna Coil harmonies and modern heavier metal production flourish. Check out Brooklyn, NY’s Mother Harlot’s recent self-titled EP. Hear what I am sayin’? The band have bite and style as well as a tendency to converse with several sub genres at once in a cool way.
Vocalist Sonia Goldberg stops by to fill us in on the band’s latest happenings and other matters.
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What to say of Blaze Bayley The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement part 3)?
If there’s anything I love, it’s a good trilogy. No, for once I’m not talking about Star Wars. I could spend all day talking about Star Wars, but today, I’m talking about another outer space based epic, BLAZE BAYLEY‘s Infinite Entanglement trilogy, which has just concluded with the excellent third part – The Redemption Of William Black.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Infinite Entanglement saga, Blaze has masterfully crafted a concept album divided into 3 parts over the course of 3 years. The story follows William Black, a man selected to take a journey into outer space and lives 1000 years in doing that. In part 3, William is finding his way to the new world.
William has had a lot happen in this 1000 years. I’m pretty sure 2002’s The Tenth Dimension album was Black’s first “appearance”, which tells us there may be even more to his story. That is just my theory though. If you haven’t heard the first two parts of the trilogy, you don’t have to worry, because I won’t spoil any story from here, so you can keep reading. I do urge you to check out 2016’s Infinite Entanglement and 2017’s Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement part 2) before you give part 3 a listen though so that you’re not missing any of the story.
The album opens up with a slow build up into the thunderous and melodic “Redeemer”, which at times is a bit reminiscent of early 80s IRON MAIDEN. Next up comes “Are You Here”, which continues in the style of “Redeemer”, but it gets changed up with next song “Immortal One”, one of Blaze’s fastest and heavier songs of his career. “The First True Sign” is next, followed by the epic “Human Eyes”, a half acoustic / half metal masterpiece which truly shows Blaze as a very soulful singer. As Blaze is finishing the song, CHRIS JERICHO’s voice can be heard yelling to start up the next song, “Prayers Of Light”, which is also the first video released for this album. Next up is the duet with LIZ OWEN titled “18 Days”.
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Judas Priest, heavy metal icons of the highest order, have released a lyric video for “Never The Heroes”. The band’s new album Firepower touches down to scorch the Earth on March 9th, but here is another molten taste for ya. The song opens with unmistakeable Priestly arena-worthy swagger before Halford’s iconic voice eases in like a pure natural to seize the reigns. And it only gets more metal from there.
Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom for this record (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as Unleashed in the East, British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance and Defenders of the Faith) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.Add to My Radar
It is Valentine’s Day so many metal heads are currently crying alone in mom’s basement. Or maybe the power of metal has infused your life with romance. Maybe you even are ok with loving yourself. That is fine.
Regardless of your needs, we have a wacky little soundtrack for you today to celebrate.
As a person and performer, I was and still am driven by the thought that we still had something to prove and strive to change people’s minds about who and what they think we are or were. – Morgan Lander
Kittie were always more than some nu metal female novelty act as they were originally crassly marketed. The group’s ongoing story has not been properly told until now, a twisting road that found the band in various line-ups kicking ass and taking names, overcoming sexist hurdles, conquering venues big and small and winning the hearts of thousands. Not every band can say they have six albums and several million record sales and still be as uncompromisingly heavy as Kittie have been over their career.
A long gestating documentary is arriving on March 30 via Lightyear Entertainment in North America to celebrate the band’s career and impact. The three-disc set, which was directed by Rob McCallum, includes a Blu-ray and DVD of the documentary as well as a new live album on CD.
Morgan Lander, the bands fierce yet friendly front woman, took some time to answer questions from myself and Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp) about Kittie’s role in making metal more inclusive, special moments along the way and much more.
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NO MORE TOURS 2
I know what you are thinking. How can there be a second ‘No More Tours’ when the original tour name itself implied there were never gonna be any more in the first place? Well, this is Ozzy. He struck a Faustian deal and stuck around, kept metal going with Ozzfest, did some more Black Sabbath, bada bing bada-faeries wear boots.
Until we are certain Altered Carbon won’t come true and Ozzy’s consciousness stack is not going to be put by Sharon into the body (or ‘sleeve’) of Joel Kinnaman or, more likely, David Draiman…well, we just have no way of knowing if the announcement of No More Tours 2 really IS the end of Ozzy’s 5 decades of touring adventures or if he will come back as some sort of time cop.
Whatever, shit happens. Let the guy have a second last hurrah! We are lucky he is still around when so many aren’t or have become holograms. Head here for more info . Zakk Wylde is indeed doing the dates and Stone Sour will provide support, a fitting crew to carry the dark prince of metal off into the night seeking bats to nibble.
All jokes aside, if this is it as is likely, go see our dude one last time. That’s the king right there.Add to My Radar
Texan progressive metal powerhouses Oceans Of Slumber are one of the must watch acts of 2018. This band is incredible and compelling, constantly honing their craft and unafraid to develop a real emotional connection with listeners via the impressive musical arrangements paired with the moving and otherworldly vocals of Cammie Gilbert. This is one of the bands we are stanning so fucking hard this year. “The Banished Heart”, their gorgeous and emotional latest video, got 13k views in less than 24 hours! Not bad for a non-household name act still proving their staying power. In the bands words they are ,”…Binding the extreme with the grandiose and topping it with the soulful call of our very own siren.”Add to My Radar