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BRIDEAR post “Determination” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM (PST)

 

Japanese metal band BRIDEAR released their brand-new album, Aegis Of Athena on the 16th of this month. Be sure to check out the new, hard rocking video for “Determination” below. It kind of reminds me of a blend of hard rock “love metal” meets Paramore emotional heights and hooks.

Regarding the single singer KIMI says, “This song is an anthem and conveys so much power, strength, and of course determination. Just like our new album.”

Continuing about the video guitarist AYUMI says, “This is the first video we have done for a song I wrote for the band. I’m really excited to see it come to life!”

Dutch Thrashers DISQUIET have published another video clip for their upcoming new album Instigate To Annihilate.  

The single is also available on all usual streaming platforms.

Instigate To Annihilate will be released on May 6th 2022 via Soulseller Records on CD, LP and digitally. It was mixed and mastered at Tomster Studios and features an artwork by Wouter Florusse.

With their third full-length DISQUIET takes you to the far reaches of thrash and melodic death metal, offering you epic heights. The band shows its determination to challenge itself and explore new dimensions like collaborations with vocalists Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) and Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist), guitarist Damir Eskic (Destruction) and Koen Romeijn (Heidevolk) and even an instrumental song for the first time. Even with all the innovations, DISQUIET has not lost its focus: Ferocious and crushing riffs, catchy sing-along choruses, and hints of old school thrash with uplifting rhythms that take you into the critical message called DISQUIET.


Tracklist:

01. Rise Of The Sycophants
02. Demonic Firenado (ft. guest solo by Damir Eskic Destruction)

03. Designed To Violate

 
04. Instigate To Annihilate
05. Wrecked (ft. Vicky Psarakis / The Agonist)

06. No Moral Dignity

07. Destroyance

08. Sicario

09. A Dying Fall

10. The Final Trumpet (ft. Charlotte Wessels Ex-Delain)

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Save the link for DARSOMBRA’s 4/20 4:20 video premiere HERE.

 

Baltimore, Maryland psyche/prog duo DARSOMBRA will premiere the outlandishly otherworldly official video for “Call The Doctor” this Wednesday in celebration of 4/20.

Just in from the band: “DARSOMBRA’s new official music video to ‘Call The Doctor’ will be streaming LIVE in YOUR time zone on April 20th, 2022, at 4:20pm no matter where in the world you are!

Tune in to youtube.com/darsombra (direct link to livestream: https://youtu.be/zMce0VITr9c) to catch the brand new video (a meditation on the Earth origins of every science-fiction/fantasy narrative, and lovingly described as Star-Trek-meets-David-Attenborough), which will be playing on a loop at 20 minutes after the hour, every hour, on April 20th, from 12:20am EDT (UTC-4) through 11:20pm EDT

 

In other words, from 4:20pm at the International Date Line (UTC-12) to 4:20pm Kamchatka time (UTC +12)! Tell all your friends in Siberia! (and Belize! and Poland! and Micronesia! and Zimbabwe! and Secaucus!). It’ll be 4/20 all over the world… Happy 4/20!”

 

Having just performed at Grim Reefer Fest in their hometown with Heavy Temple, Cavern, Grave Bathers, Haze Mage, and more, DARSOMBRA’s five-week Spring tour also begins this week. Launching this Saturday, April 23rd, the band will cruise westward across the country and into Mexico through May 29th, with random roadside pop-up shows to be expected along the way. Follow the band’s social media points below for by-the-minute updates for these special, sporadic events.

 

The Call The Doctor/Nightgarden cassette maxi-single will also be in just in time for the tour, available in Gold, Silver, White, Blue, and Red versions. Catch the tape first at the band’s merch table on the tour dates, and then at their webshop post-tour after May 31st.

 

DARSOMBRA released the two-song Call The Doctor/Nightgarden EP in April 2021 as a bridge between their 2019-issued Transmission LP and its successor, a massive double-album, which is currently being completed. Watch for updates on the new record to post this Summer.

 

DARSOMBRA Tour Dates:
4/23/2022 Black Forge II – McKees Rocks, PA
4/24/2022 Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
4/25/2022 The I Fell – Bloomington, IN
4/26/2022 Lindberg’s – Springfield, MO
4/27/2022 Aces Of 8 – Oklahoma City, OK
4/29/2022 Cirque Du So Gay – Santa Fe, NM
4/30/2022 Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2022 Kickstand Kafe – Flagstaff, AZ
5/06/2022 Sci-Hop Brewing Co. – Tijuana, MX
5/07/2022 The Brown Building – San Diego, CA
5/08/2022 Planta Libre – Mexicali, MX
5/13/2022 The Offbeat – Los Angeles, CA
5/14/2022 Mee Heng Low – San Luis Obispo, CA
5/15/2022 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/24/2022 Fritzy’s – Colorado Springs, CO
5/25/2022 Skylark – Denver, CO
5/27/2022 Eighth St. Taproom – Lawrence, KS
5/28/2022 miniBar – Kansas City, MO
5/29/2022 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH

 

DARSOMBRA is also working on a remix project, collecting reimagined versions of their song “Call The Doctor.” Artists interested in taking part in the remix project are invited to contact the band through their website or social media channels.

TW: Rape.

Indian metal band DYMBUR, who draw from the power of the fig tree, Mixed & mastered by founder and guitarist Cornelius Kharsyntiew at Legato Recording Studio, the video for “Rape Culture” was produced by Andreas Nathaniel War and edited by Cornelius Kharsyntiew. The video is a chilling and intense experience, accentuated by the band’s somber and angry heavy sounds.

“The song ‘Rape Culture’ is an attempt to raise awareness on the rape crisis that is prevalent in India. With the country’s capital Delhi being termed ‘The Rape Capital of The Nation’, DYMBUR realized that it was high time that we need to address this issue. The song also talks about victims of rape such as Nirbhaya and Asifa. Off course, the other characters in the song are fictional but were an absolute necessity.

Beside this the song also show cases Khasi Traditional Instruments (Ka Duitara, Ka Mieng, Ka Bom, Ka Shaw Shaw) indicating the band’s shift towards folk metal, which we termed as ‘KHASI THRAAT FOLK METAL’” – CORNELIUS KHARSYNTIEW

PAIN OF SALVATION release North American Tour Trailer

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 8:57 AM (PST)

Swedish progressive metal / rock pioneers and innovators Pain of Salvation are getting closer to beginning their North American next month. The band will be supported by French art rock band Klone. The tour kicks off with an appearance on Cruise to the Edge and concludes with a stop at the ProgPower USA festival event.

Tickets for the Pain of Salvation shows in the USA and Canada can be found here:
https://painofsalvation.com/tour-dates/

The band have released this video trailer for the upcoming tour:

GREG PUCIATIO releases “Lowered” feat. Reba Meyers

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5:03 AM (PST)

photo by Jim Louvau

Jack of all trades vocalist Greg Puciato has released a transfixing, spacious and melodic taste of his sophomore solo album Mirrorcell, releasing this Summer on Federal Prisoner. Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera directed the video for “Lowered”, which features the ex-Dillinger madcap frontman collaborating with Reba from Code Orange and is sure to spark a sense of wanderlust in the listener.

“When she came to the studio we had like…zero vocals for that song. I had been a little unusually stuck with that one lyrically and as far as vocal phrasings and melodies” Puciato explains. “Reba and I had such an explosion of musical and personal chemistry right away, and we ended up writing and recording all of the vocals in about six hours. It was one of the purest collaborations I’ve ever done, in terms of feeling, just really natural and explosive. She really blew me away overall. The combined energy was instant. That song turned into something really special because of that energy.”

Puciato once again recorded all guitars and bass for the collection, and continued his long-running relationship Producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure, Snapcase). Chris Hornbrook played drums on the nine-song album.

Mirrorcell pre-orders are available now via Federal Prisoner’s website (Federalprisoner.shop) with the album available on a variety of formats including multiple limited-edition vinyl variants, a cassette, CD and an accompanying merch collection. A pair of limited-edition “Lowered” vinyl singles, and cassette, are also available.

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Alt-metal and hard rockers FLAW have released the debut single and video from upcoming album Revival. A gloomy yet driven hard charger propelled by the charismatic croon of Chris Volz, the song’s video was directed by Michael Sarna (Candlebox, Megadeth). Check it out below!

German metalcore mainstays Caliban have released another reliably churny and gurgly metalcore opus, the tormented new single “Ascent Of The Blessed”. While nothing is out of the ordinary here, including the solid hooks, the longtime fans of the band and the sub-genre will certainly find plenty to headbang to their hearts content about.  The band’s new Century Media release Dystopia follows hot on the heels of Zeitgeister and has fans chomping at the bit. Initial reactions during the single premiere were very positive.

That said, the band go deeper than your average metalcore band lyrically.

Vocalist Andreas Dörner states about “Ascent Of The Blessed”, “This song is inspired by my imagination of a near-death-experience and the question about my life. It’s about the question if one is a good or an evil person.”

New album Dystopia was produced by Benjamin Richter (Moonspell, Emil Bulls) and guitarist Marc Görtz, as well as co-produced by Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer).

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The metal and hardcore world is still bummed from the break-up of ETID (rightfully so) and there are always a slew of tour announcements I could post or some grumpy tough guy face shit. Heck, both Dead Lord and I think Caliban have releases called Dystopia coming out, even though it is already an Iced Earth AND Megadeth album, lol…but whatever. So how about instead we talk about something fucking FUN today?!! I for one don’t feel like taking anything that seriously in metal right now after how shitty the world has been for awhile.

THUNDEROR are a semi-ridiculous yet awesome Canadian synth drenched NWOTHM/AOR hybrid and TRIO featuring alumni of Skull Fist and Operus. No, they have not made a Manowar style Modest Mouse cover song with new single “Fire It Up”. Today the band release their OWN song called “Fire It Up”. Let’s face it…it isn’t the most shockingly original song title. But then again the theme is universal! And anyway Modest Mouse just criminally ripped off Soft Kill’s whole album concept for a half ass music video, so they can’t point fingers anyway.

Anyway, Thunderor features Skull Fist members and DO manage to rock in a synthtastic and fun, motorcycle metal manner. And singing drummers always is a gutsy move, but perhaps better than yet another annoying frontperson. And points for multi-tasking! Some catchy high vocals as well!

JJ Tartaglia explains in further detail:

“It’s the title track from the record, so it’s the perfect one to release as a single. If you pay attention you’ll notice there are actually two different choruses that happen back-to-back throughout the song, so no shortage of hooks! The song is for those who feel a longing for escape; you can cure that with motorcycles and romance.”

Indeed, someone reward these heroes with lots of action babes, explosions and some metal trophies!

What next? Pre order this bad boy HERE, of course! Fire It Up comes out on February 25th, 2022 via Boonsdale Records.

Maybe we will have to wait until after that to get THUNDEROR to write a “Thuderorstruck” or cover Imagine Dragons and chant their own band name awkwardly instead of “Thunder”.

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09)

VENOM PRISON release “Nemesis” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM (PST)

 

UK’s VENOM PRISON releases their new song and music video for “Nemesis”, taken from their upcoming album Erebos. Similarly to their previously released music videos, the video was directed and produced by Thomas Coe-Brooker. Watch the video, HERE.

 

“This song is about the urge to hurt the person who has caused you irreparable harm and has changed your life forever. It deals with having been left to fix the damage done to you all by yourself. This specifically relates to experiencing narcissistic abuse and the trauma resulting from it”, states VENOM PRISON about “Nemesis”.

 

VENOM PRISON further explain, “Narcissists tend to pick empaths as their victims because they are emotional sponges who can absorb feelings from other people easily and this makes them very attractive to narcissists as these people will fulfil all of their needs in a selfless way. This results in a parasitic relationship. With ‘Nemesis’ we wanted to capture the emotions of aggression, determination and pain in a more traditional Venom Prison manner. Bringing you brutal moments, energetic pace and the head banging assault of heavy metal.”

Erebos will be out on February 4th, 2022. Pre-orders are available HERE
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Abbath announces new album, releases “Dream Cull” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:12 PM (PST)

Black metal anti-hero Abbath has released a new Francisco Munoz crafted video that finds our titular imp stomping around some gloomy terrain and bringin’ the no fux given vibes to the start of 2022. Dread Reaver will arrive on March 25th. This album art is the closest I have seen to Abbath cosplaying the Tim Curry devil Darkness from Legend, and I aint mad at it!

It was December 24th, in the tragic year of 1914, in the middle of a cold night. After six months in the muddy trenches, World War 1 still hadn’t come to an end on Christmas Eve; the soldiers were missing home even more than on any other day and started quietly singing carols. Although an official truce was declined from the governments, an eerie silence haunted the empty battlefields on the morning of December 25th. That was when the British and German soldiers slowly crawled out of their trenches to wish each other a Merry Christmas, take photographs, play games, and even exchange a few gifts.

In this animated story video, SABATON depicts this remarkable event that would come to be known as the “Christmas Truce.” This brand new video was unveiled during the band’s ongoing Christmas Advent Calendar on their social media channels and website.

Watch the new “Christmas Truce” video below!

“This is the story of the ‘Christmas Truce,’ and this is why we wrote our latest single,” said Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström. “We now give you a different way of experiencing our music and the history behind it.”

The “Christmas Truce” video was produced by Yarnhub, who also created the animated story videos for Sabaton’s “No Bullets Fly” and “Night Witches.”

A new edit of the “Christmas Truce” single is now available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to it here: https://music.sabaton.net/ChristmasTruce 

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SYLVAINE releases “Nowhere, Still Somewhere” single

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:29 AM (PST)

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE will be releasing her fourth studio album, Nova on March 4, 2021! The musician is now releasing the first single, “Nowhere, Still Somewhere,” which is accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful music video. The clip, which was directed by Linnea Syversen, can be found at THIS LOCATION.

SYLVAINE comments on the track and video: “‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ was one of the last songs I wrote for Nova and expresses the feeling of losing control, being unable to hold on to things or to move forward, despite how many efforts are made. Being a very personal song, on a very personal record, I knew the video for this song would be an intimate one, making the choice of director key. From the moment I meet Linnea Syversen, I knew she would be the perfect person to create such a special project with. Besides the help of Grayscale, who shot some amazing drone footage for us, and Hogan Mclaughlin, who lent us one of his wonderful garments, this video was created solely by Linnea and I, letting us go into this creative bubble together and spend hour upon hour shooting clips to underlie the emotional quality that ‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ holds. The video is fragile and strong all at once, abstract, yet touching and visually showcases the duality that is forever present in my music.”

Video Director Linnea Syversen adds: “To work with Kathrine Shepard/Sylvaine has been very inspiring and exciting. ‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ is touching and strong at the same time and I instantly had images popping up into my mind while listening to the song for the first time. We had some real challenging shooting days, some of which were also really cold, but Kathrine was amazingly dedicated and resilient. After this collaboration, I’m left with a lot of good memories and feel so excited to show this one off to the world.” 

Video Credits:
Video by Linnea Syversen
Drone Operator – Grayscale
Dress – Hogan Mclaughlin
Additional editing – Guilherme Henriques

The song and album are available for pre-saving on all other digital platforms HERE while the record is available for pre-orders HERE.

Intruder Green went on a bender and woke up in the Tracksuit, er, Trenchcoat Draculas?

Slimy grimy rappers and rockers TWIZTID have released a video for catchy but calamitous and crunchy end of year rap rock bop “No Change”. The song features punchy guitar, a memorable and driving chorus and the agitated rhymes TWIZTID are known for. Matt B. from Nu Metal enthusiasts From Ashes To New is along for the ride. Unlikely Prescription continues to do very well!

Chuck Wright, longtime member of Quiet Riot (until he recently stepped down), has released a timely and dope video for his Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky project. Wright has teamed up with one of the best modern vocalists and an array of talent to deliver this first video and track at a time America needs it:

The first single is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army of Me” and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the late Supreme Court Justice, feminist icon, and steadfast advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. “I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench. She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers.” 
 
The track “Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards. 

The full-length album from Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others. Wright is finally stepping out on his own with a wide range of genres, from Jazz Fusion, Prog, Funk to in-your-face Hard Rock, which was in itself one of the things that led him to want to forge his own way and create this unique collection of songs within his “Sheltering Sky” project.

Photo by Mari Kawaguchi