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Thanatos Thursday: Porcelain Helmet, Dream Child news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:29 PM (PST)

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No, not Thanos. Thanatos.  Oh, forget it. Just trying to sound metal. What does not have to try to ‘sound’ metal because it is metal af already is our first subjects today, the folks in Porcelain Helmet. No, they are not literally wearing them!

Porcelain Helmet are a quite young band from the Hudson Valley, my neck of the woods. These young thrashers have already managed to befriend Scott Ian, release a cd, get on friggin’ Metallum, and generally kick up some dust! Metal is now a multi-generational genre and we need the youth to rise and keep it going as well, especially as old guard bands retire or heroes die or rock n roll is the musical underdog once more on the world stage. Show this band some love and make them feel inspired to keep mixing it up in the metal ranks. Lot of potential!

And now news from the older generation! Legendary heavy metal guitarist Craig Goldy has an exciting new project Dream Child for classic metal fans. Dream Child is the brainchild of Goldy, and features Wayne Findlay, Simon Wright, Rudy Sarzo and Diego Valdez. Simon Wright slams! Sarzo is such a cool person and is very cool to fans on Twitter. It was the honor of a lifetime for me as a DIO fanatic to get to open for Dio Disciples once in my old metal/rock band Antidote 8 a few years back and to see him shred live.

It is pretty insane how close to Dio that Diego sounds at times. The band are hell bent on making a splash and having some heavy metal fun with Until Death Do We Meet Again, out on Frontiers in September (the 14th).

Goldy says ,”During the very first public memorial for our most beloved Ronnie James Dio, I had mentioned that whenever I do start writing original material again that I would utilize everything that I had learned from working side by side with the Master for so many years in such a way that I would hope to make him proud….and here it is! The name is inspired by one of his lyrics on the “Dream Evil” album and the nickname he gave me at the time, Dream Child!”

“Until Death Do We Meet Again” track listing:

01. Under The Wire
02. You Can’t Take Me Down
03. Game Of Shadows
04. It Is What It Is
05. Playin’ With Fire
06. Light Of The Dark
07. Midnight Song
08. Until Death Do We Meet Again
09. Washed Upon The Shore
10. In A World So Cold
11. Weird World
12. One Step Beyond The Grave

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Fargo release new single “Step Back”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:35 PM (PST)

German hard rockers Fargo have released their newest single “Step Back.”

“Step Back” comes off the upcoming album Constellation, which is due out on May 25 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Check out “Step Back” here.

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RIP ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM (PST)

As much as I relish and miss the opportunity to write a Motörhead related story more frequently, it is with heavy heart that we repeat the news that “Fast” Eddie Clarke has passed away. Pardon the delay in this post. A lot going on in my life right now and the news also took time to process as a fan. Clarke, to me, reminds me that it is so important to do what you believe in and strive to make your mark/use your lifetime for YOU. It could make a huge difference. Think of all the moments that would have been lesser without Clarke’s contributions to rock n’ roll. There you go. RIP

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Anvil prepare to release ‘Pounding The Pavement’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM (PST)

Canadian heavy metallers Anvil are preparing to release their 17th studio album Pounding The Pavement on January 19 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Anvil will be heading out on tour through Europe in support of the album starting in February.

Pounding The Pavement was produced at the Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany, where Anvil found not only the necessary peace and seclusion to concentrate on their recordings, but also met in studio owner Jörg Uken the ideal producer for their ambitioned work. Talking of which: the programmatic album title Pounding The Pavement is a synonym for the consistently serious challenge of ensuring Anvil’s financial survival. Steve Kudlow (guitars/vocals): “I feel nothing could describe the way we’ve been working for the past forty years better than Pounding The Pavement: Anvil have tried for four decades to earn enough money to survive and continue to make music.”

In view of their impressive new album which brims over with inspiration, Anvil can look into the future with optimism, knowing that they have succeeded – as expressed in their song ´Doing What I Want` – in not having to pander to anyone’s taste artistically: “Despite all adversities that the life of a musician entails, we still find ourselves in a very privileged position. We can basically do what we want to do. Nobody interferes, nobody tries to steer us in one direction or the other. Which other artists can say that of themselves? Even the biggest bands in the world envy us and tell us: ‘You damn bastards have always been able to do what you want.’ And that’s precisely what we’ve done again on Pounding The Pavement.”

Check out info about the album and Anvil tour dates here.

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David Bowie’s “Heroes” covered by Motörhead

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:19 PM (PST)

Rolling Stone has premiered a previously unreleased moving cover of Bowie’s classic “Heroes” as interpreted by the much missed Lemmy and his band Motörhead. It will appear on an upcoming covers record.

The accompanying video footage reminds with ease how pure and real a rock n’ roll band they were and that music can really bring us together.

I’m glad the last time I saw them on the 2012 Mayhem Fest they totally crushed it and gave Slayer and Slipknot a run for their money, showing that the old dogs still had it in, uh, spades.

RIP Lemmy/deaf forever.

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Lita Ford announces new album ‘Time Capsule’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles heavy metal guitarist Lita Ford has announced that her newest album Time Capsule will come out on April 15 via SPV/Steamhammer.

The album will feature Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).

In addition to the album Lita will head out on the road, first by herself this month and later with Halestorm in April.

Check out tour dates here.

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Prong premiere “Cut And Dry”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:24 PM (PST)

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New York metallers Prong have released their latest song “Cut And Dry”.

“Cut And Dry” comes from Prong’s forthcoming album X-No Absolutes.

X-No Absolutes will come out on February 5 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Check out “Cut And Dry” and Prong Europe and North America tour dates here.

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RIP Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio, etc.)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM (PST)

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Jimmy Bain epitomized the solid metal bass player, supporting the band, capable of flourish yet above all holding a rock bottom groove as the bedrock between any tune he played on. In this capacity, much like Michael Anthony in VH glory days, Bain was a Godsend. His contributions to metal can never be repaid, from writing credits on “Rainbow In The Dark” to Hear N’ Aid to the classic as fuck Rising album toeven working with Phil Lynott (and almost playing on a Scorpions album, if I recall).

In issue 4 of Kerrang! magazine, Rising was voted the greatest heavy metal album of all time, and that’s just ONE of Bain’s unforgettable contributions.

Blabbermouth has a good, full piece on Bain HERE. \m/

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Lemmy Kilmister dies at 70

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM (PST)
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Having dealt with death in my life this year, it’s with a heavy fucking heart that I report that Lemmy is dead.

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lemmy lived a full fucking life, but it never makes it easier when shit like this happens.

I only had one chance to see Motorhead and that was at 2012 Mayhem Festival. It was a cool fall evening in Georgia and of course Lemmy and Co. brought their best. It was a hell of a time.

Lemmy will be missed by the entirety of the metal community. Pour one out for him tonight.

From Motorhead’s Facebook:

“There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. 

Have a drink or few.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.”

 

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Classic early Motorhead member Phil Taylor passes away

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM (PST)

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The great “Philty Animal”, Phil Taylor has left this mortal coil at age 61. He was a true character and part of the classic legacy of one of the all time great rock n roll bands. More info HERE.

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Axel Rudi Pell prepare to drop “Game of Sins”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM (PST)

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German guitarist Alex Rudi Pell is preparing to release his 17th solo album on January 22.

Game of Sins will be released in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.

Check out the tracklist for Game of Sins here.

Vardis signs to SPV/Steamhammer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)

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British NWoBHM band Vardis have signed a worldwide deal to SPV/Steamhammer.

Vardis will release Red Eye in 2016.

Check out comments from guitarist and singer Steve Zodiac and Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn here.

Motörhead honored by L.A. city council on 40th anniversary

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:39 PM (PST)

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In case you missed it, Andrew Bansal at Metal Assault has a very cool article about our boys with bite being honored:

For a band with no members originating from the city, rock ‘n roll veterans Motörhead have established as much of a connection with Los Angeles as any hometown band. 

Read it HERE.

 

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Motorhead ain’t scared of “Bad Magic”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM (PST)

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UK true grit heroes Motorhead always deliver and Bad Magic (out late August) is sure to be another solid punch in the gut from Lemmy, his fellow pirates (and, uh, road crew).

Bad Magic was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California with the band’s long-time producer Cameron Webb (Weezer, A Skylit Drive, Alkaline Trio). I might add that the “Sympathy For The Devil” cover announced might just make me fall off the wagon (in a good way).

Tracks BELOW.

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Virgin Steele releases “Lucifer’s Hammer” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:24 PM (PST)

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Long Island power metallers Virgin Steele are preparing to unleash a new album, Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation, which will drop on June 23 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Ahead of the release of that album, the band has released the lyric video for the song “Lucifer’s Hammer”.

Check out the video as well as vocalist David Defeis comments on the new album here.

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