- EPICA & ELUVEITIE to co-headline North American Tour (May 29, 2015)
- GUS G. – New album artwork, tracklisting, first teaser clip and release date (May 29, 2015)
- Secret Illusion – New song, new singer and next full release due in 2016 (May 29, 2015)
- Thrash Legends EXODUS Launch European Headline Tour Next Monday, June 1st in Germany (May 28, 2015)
- FEAR FACTORY: "Genexus" Artwork and Track Listing Revealed (May 27, 2015)
- Leah (May 25, 2015)
- HammerFall - Interview with Pontus Norgren & Fredrik Larsson (May 23, 2015)
- HELLOWEEN - Vocalist Andi Deris (May 20, 2015)
- Interview with Steve DiGiorgio of Testament, April 30, 2015 (May 18, 2015)
- Sonata Arctica - Interview with Tony Kakko (May 16, 2015)
- URIAH HEEP w/Nazareth - Live at Hameenlinna, Finland (May 27, 2015)
- Sonata Arctica + Freedom Call + Twilight Force @ O2 Academy Islington, London (May 23, 2015)
- HammerFall + Skarlett Riot + NeonFly @ O2 Academy Islington, London (May 20, 2015)
- Antediluvian @ The Boston Music Rooms, London (May 19, 2015)
- Testament and Exodus, Dark Roots of Thrash 2 Tour, Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2015 (May 18, 2015)
Death To All @ The Underworld
The Underworld, London, 2-3-15
Review by Demitri Levantis
Pictures by Graham Hilling
UK rockers FURYON release their second album, ‘Lost Salvation,’ via Dream Records in UK/EUROPE.
What is to be expected is more explosive guitar riffs and solos in well-crafted song form, plus expressive vocal delivery and melodies to scream along to.
A possibly darker album, but still with progressive elements and a grungy edge.
US/CANADA/JAPAN release dates to follow.
‘Lost Salvation’ was recorded in Atlanta, US, and Brighton, UK, and mixed and produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown, Fozzy) & Ken ëGLí Lanyon.
The album artwork was designed by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art & Design (Textures, Pentagram, Bloodbath, etc.).
Confirmed ‘Lost Salvation’ track listing:
01. All That I Have
02. Lost Salvation
03. These Four Walls (official video)
05. Resurrect Me
06. Left It With The Gods
07. Good Sky
09. What You Need
Singer Matt Mitchell also explained the stories behind several of the album’s standout tracks:
‘These Four Walls’ (first single)
“A view from ones mind. An almost trapped inside feeling. A view looking out from the room within where life long stories are written on the walls. ”
‘All That I Have’
“A tale of a person who has been living in a destructive relationship. Knowing they should leave but not wanting to. Eventually taking the plunge an leaving but sacrificing everything but a few personal items.”
“A song with a look at life beyond the life we know. Feeling there is more to life and the possibilities of afterlife. Having faith and or spiritual view. Also society’s blind faith.”
“Relationship between a band and the music business and also the relationships between one another within the band of people, forging their way through these corridors.
Feeling they may have lost their hope and given their all, but still holding on with that glimmer of love.”
Furyon have come along way since ‘Gravitas,’ ‘Lost Salvation’ is not only remarkable, it’s herculean! I hope ‘Lost Salvation’ sees the band reach the zenith they so richly deserve! Score: 9.5/10 (The Metal Gods Meltdown)
Is all killer & no filler. This is already a contender for album of the year. If this record isn’t the making of FURYON then there is some sort of conspiracy theory in place. I heartily recommend seeing this band live. Ratings 9/10 (My Global Mind)
Verdict time now and I had a feeling that I would enjoy this new album from FURYON and my feeling was right as itís just as good as their amazing debut if not better! Highly recommended if you like Hard Rock and Melodic Heavy Metal music. Almost perfect: 9/10 (Metal Temple)
This new track is a monstrous modern melodic heavy rock stuff that features a massive riffing and Matt Mitchell’s superb vocal performances. For sure, this is a great appetizer of whatís to expect from FURYON’s brand new work. Well done. Rating : 8,5/10 (Heavy Paradise)
Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Alex ‘Nickel’ Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums
Luca Faraone – Guitars
Tiago Rosado – Guitars
FURYON have confirmed dates for a UK headlining tour in March 2015, in support of their second album release ‘Lost Salvation‘.
The dates are as follows:
March 20 – The Square, Harlow, UK
March 22 – The Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
March 24 – The Audio, Glasgow, UK
March 29 – The Barfly, London, UK
March 30 – Bannerman’s Live, Edinburgh, UK
more dates t.b.a.
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Herman Rarebell returns with a project that will surprise not only longtime Scorpions fans.
The former Scorpions drummer’s long awaited new album ‘Herman’s Scorpions Songs’ features some of the world’s best rock singers (Bobby Kimball, Tony Martin, Don Dokken, Doogie White and many more), doing their own versions of 13 worldwide Scorpions hits.
All of them are all-time favorites that have been written or at least co-written by Herman. “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Dynamite”, “Make It Real” or “Animal Magnetism” – all in exciting new rock versions.
With the brand new single “Let It Shine” Rarebell has added a wonderful new radio ballad to the 13 Scorpions diamonds. The song is sung by Al Crespo, lead singer of the German newcomer band “Unbreakable”. Herman regarding his collaboration with the young band: “If we want to hear good music ten years from now, we have to start now to develop and support new promising talents. It is a fact that bands like the Scorpions, Motörhead or Deep Purple will then be gone. Therefore I am happy to be able to give all my knowledge and experience to Al and his band. These guys have everything to become the new Scorpions”.
Furthermore Herman sees the song “Let It Shine” as a legitimate follow-up single to “Wind Of Change”. 25 years ago, when the Berlin wall came down the world was set for peace and reconciliation; today things are going in the wrong direction again. We desperately need more light in this world, so “Let It Shine”!
Thirteen classic Scorpions songs, in a new interpretation by Herman Rarebell and his friends, plus one brand new song – this album belongs into the collection of every Scorpions fan!.
1. Rock You Like A Hurricane – Bobby Kimball (Toto)
2. Passion Rules The Game – John Parr
3. Loving You Sunday Morning – Michael Voss (Mad Max)
4. Is There Anybody There – Alex Ligertwood (Santana)
5. You Give Me All I Need – Don Dokken
6. Make It Real – Doogie White (Rainbow)
7. Dynamite – Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell)
8. Arizona – Thomas Perry
9. Love Is Blind – Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot)
10. Don´t Make No Promises – Jack Russell (Great White)
11. Falling In Love – Gary Barden (Michael Schenker Group)
12. Another Piece Of Meat – Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)
13. Animal Magnetism – Michael Nagy
14. Let It Shine – Al Crespo (Unbreakable)
Special Operations Group has signed with Hallows Eve Media and is currently recording their debut album entitled “If It Bleeds” in Atlanta, Ga. with release set for mid summer 2015.
S.O.G. has signed on to perform at the Maxima Distorzion Metal Awards in Houston Tx June 18th 2015, where Doyle will be receiving the Texas Metal Legends Award as well.
Below is a teaser cut of “If It Bleeds” by S.O.G.
Toronto Round 2 Winners from March 13th = Midnight Malice and CAYM
March 13 – Hard Luck Bar – https://www.facebook.com/events/1535700566708569/
Drew Masters (M.E.A.T) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/meatmag/
John Belrose (Maple Metal Records) – http://www.maplemetalrecords.com/
Cory Hofing (Crimson Shadows) – https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonShadowsBand
AXMINISTER – https://www.facebook.com/AxMinister
ADRIAN PAIN & THE DEAD SEXY – www.facebook.com/pages/Adrian-Pain-The-Dead-Sexy/140237086062408
CAYM – www.caymmetal.com
DISPERSIA – https://www.facebook.com/dispersiaband
MIDNIGHT MALICE – www.facebook.com/midnightmalice
After several successful tours around the globe LEAVES’ EYES is back in Mastersound Studio, moreover, the band just signed a record deal with AFM Records!
„We couldn’t be happier with our choice to sign with AFM Records,“ says lead singer Liv Kristine. „We wanted a trustful and true partner and we feel that with Jochen and his whole team.
Brazilian singer and composer EDU FALASCHI announces celebration of the 25th Anniversary of his musical career this year with a series of various activities worldwide including special events and releases. Falaschi will present to the fans all around the globe the most glorious moments of his professional life.
The first anniversary activities confirmed are a best-of acoustic CD release and an international Edu Falaschi’s anniversary tour. The best-of CD, as-yet-untitled, will include acoustic versions of the most significant songs of Falaschi’s career as a frontman of his former band Angra and nowadays Almah, all the material was rearranged for the voice with piano, acoustic guitar and orchestra.
Hellbent’s new album “There Will Be Violence” is out now via Swimming With Sharks Records.
The disc contains 5 hard hitting tracks, “Number 15”, “Atoadaso”, “There Will Be Violence”, H.F.S., and “Draw The Line”. Touring in support of their latest effort, the band kicks off the ‘There Will Be Violence’ Tour, Friday March 13th in Montgomery, Alabama at The Head On The Door venue with I Am Hostile. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, Primer 55 has had to drop off the show.)
Edmonton round 2 winner has been selected: Congrats to Arrival of Autumn.
Mark Rodgers – CJSR 88.5 FM – Soul of The City
Brian Surgeon- CJSR 88.5 FM – Heavy Metal Lunchbox
Ross Ferguson – Metal Nation Radio – Sedation Saturdays
Anthony Farratto – Sony
ROUND 2WITH MALICE: www.facebook.com/WithM
REDSKULL RITUAL: www.redskullritual.com
ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: www.arrivalofautumn.
TIDES OF KHARON: www.facebook.com/Tides
‘Helliday’ is the new music video from the legendary Brazilian Thrash Metal band, Executer. The song chosen is the title track of their latest album, ‘Helliday’.
The video contains images of the band’s European tour held last year, captured by photographer Reginaldo Leme. The edition was due to production company Kaiowas.
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have announced a worldwide video contest to showcase the talents of their own fans.
Sign language speakers/interpreters, jazz flutists, cellists, ukulele & theremin players, expert whistlers, vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and keyboard players alike: You are all invited to create a video for your very own cover version of the NIGHTWISH single “Elán.”
To celebrate their triumphant return to North America this spring, Billboard-charting Swedish heavy metallers & avid war historians SABATON are releasing a special, 3-disc limited edition deluxe version of their 2014’s Heroes album, due out in the U.S. and Canada on April 7th.
Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 SABATON Cruise in addition to the original ten Heroes album tracks. Read the rest of this entry »
Black Label Society
Manchester Academy 19/02/15
Photography and review by Mia Metall
Arriving at the venue and seeing a hoard of hairy denim cut clad fans gathering outside, set the tone for what would be a fantastic evening. The crowds were eager and the mood outside the venue was excitable to say the least!
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second CAIN’S OFFERING studio album entitled “Stormcrow” on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America.
Cain’s Offering is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, founding member of one of Finland’s biggest musical exports, Sonata Arctica.
Drawing its musical influence from both the classic Hard Rock scene, fast-paced European Power Metal and a very modern Heavy Metal sound, CAIN’S OFFERING is, just as expected, another perfect example of today’s incredible Finnish music scene. Read the rest of this entry »