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September Savagery: Sinsaenum, Zardonic, Rising news items

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:10 AM (PST)

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Epic metal quintet RISING recently announced its fourth album, Sword And Scythe, for release on October 26th via Indisciplinarian. Today, the band releases a brand-new music video for the album’s first single, Salted Earth, created by the band’s visual mastermind, vocalist Morten Grønnegaard.

 

“Salted Earth” features guest musicians Anders Hjort Straarup on trombone and renowned Danish rock musician Tim Christensen (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Tim Christensen) overseeing the grandiose mellotron parts, and backup vocals from Simon Stenbæk of labelmates Piss Vortex. “Salted Earth” will see its single release on digital platforms tomorrow Friday September 28th.

 

See RISING’s video for “Salted Earth” HERE

 

“Salted Earth” comes off the forthcoming RISING record Sword And Scythe – a concept album which examines the progression and recession of mankind throughout the movements of history. As the sword and the scythe can be tools for fighting evil oppression and feeding hungry mouths, they are equal symbols of destruction and the greedy exploitation of our planet’s resources. Since the dawn of man, the strive for power, wealth and growth has pushed many overambitious civilizations over the brink into the endless oblivion of forgotten history.

 

RISING vocalist Morten Grønnegård comments on the song, “The main riff for what became ‘Salted Earth’ was the first thing we wrote for the new album. We wanted to write a concept album as a poetic comment to the miserable state of affairs, and this song really sets the tone for the whole album. Conceptually, ‘Salted Earth’ is about the end of the world. To salt the earth is the ancient custom of purifying or consecrating a destroyed city with salt and cursing anyone who dare to rebuild it.  It is he cleansing of the old, making space for something new, once the salt has decayed. With our present technology at hand, the question is, if there will be anything to rebuilt for us, once we’re done tearing down.”
Zardonic have released a video for “Revelation.” I can personally hang with the over the top fun Deathstroke the Terminator meets Venezuelan Nu metal dub thrash vibes. From the press release:

 

Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released the official music video for “Revelation,” the third reveal from his newest LP, Become, out 9/28/2018 on Entertainment One. The Venezuelan born producer once again showcases his unique mastery of bass heavy electronic production infused with heavy rock and metal, and brings the experience to life with a darkly aggressive music video for “Revelation”.

 

“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success. – ZARDONIC

Sinsaenum (Dragonforce, Ex-Slipknot) have released a video for a cover of the Melvins classic “Hooch” from Houdini. Much like the recent Burn The Priest cover of “Honey Bucket” from the same Melvins-era, the band modernize and do it in their style but it still doesn’t hold a candle to the unfuckwithable nature of the original. Which is not to say it or the Burn The Priest covers are bad just that you can’t improve on grunge perfection. I would have liked to hear something faster like the mighty “Buck Owens” from Stag with Joey’s drumming, maybe (though that song has an insanely hard to replicate bad ass Mark D. bass line). Still, it is awesome to see heavy bands doing tributes to the greatest mofos and I am sure it would be fun to headbang along with live amidst the group’s raging originals. The guitar squeals are cool and the deathier vocals are cool enough, I guess. Mostly into the guitars. Drumming does not touch Dale Crover original in terms of how hard the hitting is but admirable attempt all around.

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Sinsaenum release “Final Resolve” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:05 PM (PST)

Somehow I never heard of this bad ass death metal project Sinsaenum that features a wild combo of harder metal peeps. Joey Jordison (who is much missed in Slipknot),  Sean Zatorsky , Attila Csihar, Stephane Buriez, Heimoth and Frédéric Leclercq are members and all contribute to the band’s intense sound.

Sinsaenum will release their sophomore album Repulsion For Humanity on August 10 via earMUSIC. I am very impressed by the band’s memorable writing paired take no prisoners brutality and fiery soloing.

Check out the old school meets modern death metal gut punch “Final Resolve,” featuring the renowned French industrial percussion band Les Tambours du Bronx, who have also worked with Sepultura. 

“It is still death metal, it’s undeniable,” said founding member and mastermind Frédéric Leclercq. “But we found it interesting to mix it with other elements that we all like. This is only one aspect of the album and what Sinsaenum is about – ‘Final Resolve’ is just an obvious first single due to its catchiness. Because yes, it is possible to play death metal and be catchy [laughs].”

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“A Paranormal Evening With ALICE COOPER” 2018 Tour announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM (PST)

OG shock rocker and horror metal founder Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour details. The veteran rocker still searches for inspiration in the creepy and peculiar corners of the dark side of life and recently released the successful Paranormal. It was his first album in six years and 27th overall, out via earMUSIC this past August. Paranormal features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Now Alice has announced tour dates which you can see BELOW.

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Anette Olzon attacked

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:52 PM (PST)

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A lot of news over the weekend and today, from D.R.I. working on new material to Dave Lombardo touring with Suicidal Tendencies. We are gonna focus on a sad story, however. Violence against someone in the metal community and a chance to put healing energy back out there should always take priority over other band news. Heck, all we have is one another.

Former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon deserves some get well wishes. Send her some nice comments at her Instagram, please.

The Shine singer was attacked randomly and some people even watched and failed to help her. That is wack!

 Today changed rapidly from a good day into a horrible day when I got beaten down and robbed by a junkie on my way home from my car. In the hospital now cause she hit me hard and I fell backwards in the stony street with my back head and I am quite shaken and bruised and the worst thing of it all was that there were two adult men standing one feet away watching me get beaten doing f-ckin nothing! Cowards!! Thank god a girl ran after and then finally two REAL men took the junkie down and she is now with the police! Drugs people are making people really dangerous!! I’ll write more after the dr but please be careful out there!

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Album Review: Anette Olzon – Shine

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:32 PM (PST)

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I tend to really root for singers as soon as they exit Nightwish. Without wading too far into the bog of eternal stench that is the ongoing debate over ex-Nightwish and current Nightwish vocals, I will say that I believe Anette Olzon (like Tarja), probably got a bit of a raw deal. Nightwish are known for screwing over their singers and treating them as disposable. People always debate different eras of the band. No one sounds like the operatic Tarja (who in my experience has always been humble and very cool/down to earth), while new singer Floor Jansen is top notch and a real rocker who I wish was just in ReVamp cuz I am just plain biased against Nightwish and dont trust their press statements regarding singer’s “exits”. Second Nightwish singer and Tarja replacement Anette Olzon had her work cut out for her. A little more frumpy, not as big a range but a lot of heart and talent in her own right, Olzon tried valiantly to fill the biggest shoes in symphonic metal.

Some people worship early Nightwish so much that they don’t care if the band were dicks to Tarja and now seem willing to overlook Olzon claiming she was fired for a 3rd pregnancy (makes sense since the band never liked that she had a kid when she first wanted to join), while others say she was a diva without great fashion sense or was too poppy, blah blah. Every time I have seen a picture of her she is smiling or looking like she really enjoys the music she gets to make and she has also spoken well of Tarja or other “rivals”. She just doesn’t strike me as a careerist, uber bitch! People should give Anette a chance on her own merits re: Shine. Stand out track “Lies” promises real potential for growth and the feeling of freedom to the track makes this whole effort worth it. You can’t hear that intro and not feel your heart soar a little bit.

Click HERE for the full review.

Kamelot premiere “My Confession” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:21 PM (PST)

Kamelot Tampa symphonic metallers Kamelot have premiered the video for their song “My Confession” off of their album Silverthorn.

Check it out over at RevolverMag.com.

Check out tour dates here.

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Kamelot releases North American tour trailer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM (PST)

Kamelot Kamelot, Floridian Symphonic Metallers, are revving up for a North American Tour this fall. The tour will be in support of their new album Silverthorn. In advance of the tour Kamelot have released a tour trailer.

Check out the tour trailer, along with tour dates, here.

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Kamelot to headline North American Tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM (PST)

Kamelot Floridian symphonic metallers Kamelot have announced they are going to be going on a North American Tour in the fall in support of their new album Silverthorn.

Kamelot will be supported on the Silverthorn tour by the bands Delain and Eklipse.

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood says this about the tour:

“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special.”

Tour dates and a link to tickets can be found here.

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Video: Kamelot – Official “Falling Like Fahrenheit” lyric video

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM (PST)

KamelotTampa, FL power metal band Kamelot have released a lyric video for “Falling Like Fahrenheit” off of their latest release Silverthorn.  This will be Kamelot’s first album featuring lead vocalist Tommy Karevik and is a follow up to the bands 2010 Poetry for the Poisoned.

You can see the video here.

Silverthorn is the bands tenth studio album and was released in October of 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer.

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