California thrash upstarts Warbringer have returned to settle the score and cement their long term legacy fully with sixth album Weapons of Tomorrow. "Firepower Kills" probably ought to open all their future shows, just a complete stage setter for chaos. "Crushed Beneath The Tracks" and "Power Unsurpassed" in particular show this band would have ruled 1988 with ease and contain maximum neck injuring/ fist pumping potential (along with notable Slayer-worthy wraith shrieking). I am not 100% on the semi-thin snare sound but it hardly distracts the band's performances are all monstrous on this bad boy. Exodus, Annihilator fans or of course fans of more new school speed thrash bands should get all over this one. \m/
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Black Veil Brides have today released the re-recorded track “Perfect Weapon” off their recently announced brand new, re-imagined, re-recorded 2020 edition of their debut album re-titled Re-Stitch These Wounds. It sounds dominating and confident. Fans can check out the re-imagined track, “Perfect Weapon” below. This new album comes in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut We Stitch These Wounds. The forthcoming album Re-Stitch These Wounds will be released via Sumerian Records on Friday, July 31st. Pre-Orders are available from ReStitchTheseWounds.com.
Speaking on Re-Stitch These Wounds and his band’s 10th year milestone, frontman, Andy Biersack says:
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to revisit and reimagine our debut album for its 10 year anniversary. A decade ago I was just a teenager trying to find my way and meet like minded musicians, I was fortunate enough to meet Jake and Jinxx and we clicked instantly. I can remember writing so many of these songs in the tiny Hollywood apartment Jake and I shared and tracking our own demos, so to have the opportunity to take a look at these songs again and update them for the modern era of the band with Jake at the helm producing and mixing is a full circle moment for us.
We have never been happier as a band then in the current lineup and it’s amazing to get the chance to start over and do with this record what we always wished we could have done the first time around. This isn’t meant to be a replacement for the original album but rather a companion piece that we hope fans can enjoy and see the musical evolution of the band in a unique way.”Add to My Radar
Having a very bad and emotional day due to a death in the family. Distracting myself from feeling down by sharing some good old fashioned rock n’ roll with you all to try to make the world a cooler place. Really enjoyed the take no prisoners new jam “Gasoline” from Swedish hard rock fighters BÜRNER. These guys are no bullshit and will release the new album Baptized in Gasoline on 30th September 2020 via Time To Kill Records. It truly scratches the Lemmy itch and is a bad ass tune that picked me up off the ground a bit. Maybe it will cheer you all up as well if needed. Either way, the band fucking rock.
01. Hey Hey
03. Kill You Til You’re Dead
04. Run Like Hell
07. The Burner
08. Don’t Fake The Ache
10. Million Reasons To Cry
Extra tracks (only on CD):
12. On the Shitlist
How is everyone today? I am Reeling from finally seeing the 2018 movie Overlord. That was intense. Wow, a future cult classic. Why didn’t anyone tell me how good it was? Like The Thing meets Inglorious Basterds and with Jovan Adepo! That parachute scene is one of the craziest combat scenes I have ever seen in a war/horror movie. I am also pretty annoyed NY is going into stage 4. I just don’t think this reopening shit is safe yet, periodt. Especially when we are learning how much fucking grift went into the “relief” with no rent freeze and shit cash compared to other countries we are allegedly superior than. Kanye and megachurches and slimebag Kushners get relief but American citizens have to listen to Mitch gaslight? Hell no. Anyone trashing Ilhan Omar on Twitter right now is a moron and not to be trusted at all. We DO need huge structural and economic reform. Do not let bootlicking slugs fool you.
Phew. Anyway, RIP to the goat Ennio Morricone. I did not see enough tributes to his greatness on Facebook. For A Few Dollars More is my personal favorite theme he did. It is absolutely perfect. Speaking of the uber-corrupt Facebook, I only still use it for family and some people I would lose complete contact with otherwise, but I did become Facebook friends with friggin’ Mortiis today. That is one of the coolest things to happen to me perhaps ever. Speaking of brilliant instrumental music, you all better be listening to Spirit Of Rebellion. Talk about a genius.
First up, Resurrected In Black is the stunning brand new new release from Lynette Cerezo’s ongoing Berlin/LA triumph Bestial Mouths. One of the key acts spearheading a relevant revival of gothy, club friendly but also experimental and daunting industrial music with psychic cave-like depths (see also Caress, Vowws, Boy Harsher for semi-kindred spirits), Bestial Mouth’s latest is the most commanding yet. Cerezo really takes full control here and the results are incomparable. The song arrangements are even more gripping than before and showcase one of the strongest vocalists out there these days the way she deserves. Fave tracks: Dry As Dust, The Loss, The Fall.
NYC avant-garde Candiria offshoot Spylacopa have been an enduring and powerful project over the years, somehow manifesting an almost primeval channeling of energies regardless of the widely morphing genres John LaMacchia’s interests roam amongst. The current stellar line-up also includes Frank Godla, Sabrina Ellie and Michael MacIvor and they have released a killer cover of Ween’s most cult classic tune “Baby Bitch” this week HERE. John and Sabrina killed it on the vox together and man that fretless sounds so fuckin’ good with Frank’s drums. Also love the beefy fills that are like barely restrained but don’t cross the threshold. This is why Godla is a drumboat (that is a new technical term for drummers who create a vortex of nerdy percussion crushes amongst other percussionists, haha).
Mixed by John LaMacchia and mastered by Mario Quintero / Audio MQ, the cover sounds incredible and is for a good cause, to benefit The Innocence Project. Full premiere here at Brooklyn Vegan! Support. Seriously, we need to make sure people aren’t wrongfully convicted and that lives are not destroyed. PMA.
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My favorite live band of prison planet escaping Earth rockers are likely just as good via virtual concert.
Clutch will perform a streamed concert titled “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1” on May 27th. They will be supported remotely by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. That’s a decent range of hard rock variety. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close the distance between the bands and the fans for an amazing virtual concert experience.
Says Neil Fallon: “Over the past weeks, Clutch has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. Doors are at 3:30 PM, Saul goes on at 4 PM, followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35 PM and Crowbar at 5:10 PM. Clutch’s set will start at approximately 5:55 PM. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Have a beer in your pajamas!”
Pre-registration is available today, with tickets going onsale on Wednesday at 10am EST: www.livefrom.events/ DoomSaloon
Clutch also revamped their fan fave stoner anthem (one of several, haha) “Willie Nelson”. The new version is a little cleaner production-wise and slightly more uptempo/soulful.Add to My Radar
WALKING BOMBS has released a new track in association with Nefarious Industries. The Guns N’ Roses influenced punk song features guests Taraka Larson (ex-Prince Rama) and Sean-Paul Pillsworth (Nightmares For A Week).
Hear WALKING BOMBS’ “Brash Bandages” early via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Nefarious Industries will release “Brash Bandages” on all digital platforms this Friday, Marcy 27th. Find preorders HERE.A new album will follow later this year.
“The song was a meditation on if it was possible to write a tune inspired by GnR but about how to survive in life and make healthier choices for yourself emotionally, spiritually and physically,” Evans says. “We jokingly were calling it “Appetite For Kombucha”. It still rocks though and was super fun to crank out before I get full bore working on my next album.” – Morgan Y. Evans
The single follows WALKING BOMBS’ productive 2019 which saw the release of two albums through Nefarious Industries, leading with the Suicide By Citizenship collaborative album with Gridfailure, which featured guests from Tad, Kylesa, All Out War, Built To Spill, Surmiser, Globelamp, Full Scale Riot, Megalophobe, and more. Just a few months later, the outfit released the Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens album which featured guests from Cycle Sluts From Hell, The Beautiful Bastards, Globelamp, Gridfailure, Stormland, and others.Add to My Radar
Springfield, MO Hard rock road tested melodic sensations Paralandra are a best kept not-so secret band in the genre who could appeal with ease to Delain, Godsmack and Halestorm fans. The group have a solid work ethic and are back with a timely new video -filmed by Adrienne Beacco- for their new song “Love Will Win.” Big vocals and a lot of guitar shred in this one over in charge rock grooves that mean business. I like the lyric where I think Casandra Carson is saying ,“when the lie is so sweet you’ll follow your fiction.” Hope I got that right!
Anyhow, give the video some love below and hopefully it gets your mind off of the stressful virus for a moment. Sending hope and a raised fist out to everyone reading this.Add to My Radar
Metallic hardcore troopers RINGWORM have some looming tour dates with fellow veterans All Out War, the buzzed about High Command and ragers Genocide Pact (who just got a killer nod from no less than Kerrang as one of the top 50 best death metal bands right now).
RINGWORM is touring in support of their 8th studio album Death Becomes My Voice, out now on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.
Tour Dates BELOW.
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Psychy stony proggy hard rockers King Buffalo are just the thing for getting your wheels and imagination turning on those overcast days where the clouds won’t seem to part. You can listen to their tasteful 8 minute new road worthy opus “Eta Carinae” now from new EP Dead Star, out March 20th, if you want to get the yellow motion lines on your mental highway flying past again at optimum speeds. I am liking the propulsive grooves and smooth vocal hypnosis of this one. This band never tip their hand and just grow on you like a familiar shirt you don’t want to change, but hopefully occasionally is laundered- hahaha.
“These six songs deviate and expand on horizons that we as King Buffalo haven’t yet reached,” says drummer Scott Donaldson, who also handled the graphic layout of Dead Star with Ryan T. Hancock’s striking cover art. “It’s extremely exciting to make something familiar, but unlike anything we’ve previously done. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Dead Star was written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in December of 2019 & January 2020. Produced & engineered by Sean McVay, mixed by Grant Husselman, and mastered by Bernie Matthews. The artwork was created by Ryan T Hancock with fonts by Mike Turzanski.
Dead Star Track list:
1. Red Star Pt. 1
2. Red Star Pt. 2
3. Echo of a Waning Star
5. Eta Carinae
6. Dead Star
Dead Star is the Rochester rock trio’s 4th EP overall and kicks off a busy 2020 that finds the band schlepping their sonic spaciousness to more stages and markets. Dates BELOW.Add to My Radar
Philadelphia psych rock quintet RUBY THE HATCHET has premiered a cover of Uriah Heep’s 1972 “Easy Livin’” via a new music video. A staple of their recent live sets, the band recorded the cover at Retro City Studios in NJ. The group commented on the cover:
“Uriah Heep is a band favorite and still an unsung hero of sorts in our opinion. Many of their songs make our karaoke cuts, but Easy Livin’ was especially fun to figure out now that we have been toying with live three part harmonies. All of the high notes in our cover are vocally supported by Johnny, and of course Owen…still trying to put a mic in front of Lake. Plus, when you have someone like Sean playing organ, a Heep cover is a must.”
This cover is excellent and sent chills up my back to my brain. Good times! Ruby The Hatchet just thrill me whenever I give them a listen. I have never been let down by this incredible act yet.
RUBY THE HATCHET will kick off an upcoming North American tour with Kadavar this Thursday December 5th in Atlanta, GA. The tour runs through December 21st and a full list of dates is available below.
Additionally, RUBY THE HATCHET will release their three full-length albums and EP on limited edition, colored cassette via Brutal Panda Records. The cassettes will be available on December 6th and can be ordered at THIS LOCATION. So sick!
RUBY THE HATCHET are currently writing their follow-up to 2017’s celebrated album Planetary Space Child. A 2020 release is expected with more info to follow.
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EDM DJ Sikdope has done a pretty cool remix for “The Violence” by Asking Alexandria.
Neil Fallon is the lyricist, singer, and rhythm guitar player of the rock band CLUTCH. What you might not know, is that since 2017, he’s also been on the board of the non-profit organisation INNOCENT LIVES FOUNDATION.
Based in the United States but working globally, the ILF is committed to helping children by unmasking anonymous online predators and aiding law enforcement to bring them to justice. Through open source intelligence gathering, the ILF create dossiers on possible child exploiters by searching the Internet for information and scouring the dark web for proof. Once evidence is found, the ILF turns the dossiers over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. In 2019 more than 80 of the dossiers produced by the ILF are being used by law enforcement to track, capture, and and apprehend child predators. The ILF is a 501c3 charitable organisation and relies solely on donations.
Now, Fallon has organised a special online auction of rare and sought after rock ‘n roll memorabilia to benefit the Innocent Lives Foundation.
The auction lots include signed guitars from Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, No Doubt, Zakk Wylde, Thursday, and Clutch. Also up for bids are signed posters from the Foo Fighters and Black Label Society. Finally, there is a limited edition (#21 of 25) black and white photo print of Chris Cornell, courtesy of Andrew Stuart and approved by the Cornell estate.
When asked why he wanted to organise an auction for the ILF, Fallon responded, “No one wants to hear, let alone talk, about the topic of child abuse. We can choose to look away, but the victims don’t have that option. I realized that if I am in a position to help, how could I not? Putting together this auction is an easy thing to do for kids that need our help so desperately.”
Interested fans can place bids at: auctions.innocentlivesfoundation.org.
Bidding starts on November 25th at 11am EST (8am PST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET) and concludes on December 7th at 11:59pm EST.
Fallon returns to the UK with CLUTCH for headline shows pre-Christmas, with special guests Graveyard and Kamchatka. For tickets, visit www.pro-rock.com.
About the Innocent Lives Foundation
The ILF uses experts from around the globe to save children and stop the spread of child abuse material, which can include child pornography, child erotica, and content displaying any type of child abuse. They create technology and processes to combat child abuse material. They use this technology to assist law enforcement in bringing predators to justice.
To donate or for more info on the ILF’s work, please visit www.innocentlivesfoundation.org.Add to My Radar
Appalachian psych rockers BASK will kick off their headlining North American tour today, November 14 in Atlanta, GA. The band will be touring in support of their recently released third studio album, ‘III.’ The full itinerary is as follows:
Bask “III” Album Release Tour:
11/14: Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/15: Columbia, SC @ Columbia Museum of Art
11/16: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
11/17: Richmond, VA @ Banditos
11/19: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/20: Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
11/21: Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
11/22: Cambridge, MA @ Hong Kong
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
11/24: Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
11/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/26: Kent, OH @ The Outpost Concert Club
11/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
11/29: Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
11/30: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
‘III’ was released on November 8 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. The record can be heard in full at THIS LOCATION.
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Heavy-rock band LUCIFER have just announced their third and final leg of their North American headline tour today. The band will hit the road starting on January 15th in Memphis, TN and ending on January 26th in Tampa, FL. For more information and to purchase tickets for the band’s upcoming tour dates, visit LUCIFER’s Facebook page HERE.
LUCIFER has been touring nonstop in support of their recent full-length album Lucifer II. The band recently wrapped a tour with The Hellacopters for select European shows in May and their first two North American headline tours. Additionally, the band has performed at festivals like Metal Days, Bukta Festival, and Beyond The Gates. They have previously performed at KISS Cruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Desertfest, Hellfest, Muskelrock, Sweden Rock, and Freak Valley.
The group, led by Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson, celebrated massive success in 2018 with the release of Lucifer II, turning heads with their addictive Sabbath-ian hard rock. The album charted at #40 on the German charts, #1 on the Swedish vinyl and hard rock charts, and #2 on the physical album charts. The record is available on vinyl, CD and digitally HERE.
LUCIFER have commenced work on Lucifer III, which is set for release March 2020. Stay tuned for more details on the forthcoming release.
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Appalachian psych rockers BASK have teamed up with The Obelisk to premiere their latest single, “Three White Feet,” which is taken from the band’s new album, ‘III.’ The song can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
BASK comment: “We are excited to bring you ‘Three White Feet,’ a song of devotion and revenge. It’s track one on our upcoming album ‘III,’ and the first to take shape during the writing process.”
‘III’ will be released worldwide on November 8 via Season of Mist. Pre-order it HERE.
In addition to the premiere, the band has announced a North American tour in support of the record release, including a hometown show in Asheville, NC on the day of the album’s debut. The full list of dates are below. Ticket links are TBA.Add to My Radar