October 2021


Japanese Black Metal band Deathroll released their new maxi single "Causing a Nightmare". The release was recorded in "clubSONICiwaki Studios" and  mixed/mastered by Japanese local engineers. The maxi single was released at "STF-Records" and it's already received considerable attention in the media such as Japanese radio. Check out the release from the links below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6cd1uA6CljZQiik1GbWNGd

https://music.apple.com/jp/album/causing-a-nightmare-single/1585817237

Deathroll was formed in 2011 at Fukushima, Japan by Kazu as a one-man band. The band have released four albums and the band was presented on the international sampler titled Imperative Music Compilation DVD including other major Metal bands such as Death, Destruction, etc.


Russian Alternative Metal band IZNUTRI released their new album "Reach the End". The release was recorded/mixed and mastered by Kostek Rednek and Nikolai Bazhen at "Hiboll Studios". Check out the release from the links below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4ikCJuv1VB0uAxVTX3kBIv


https://music.apple.com/il/album/reach-the-end/1579164102


https://www.deezer.com/en/album/264063722?deferredFl=1


IZNUTRI was formed in 2018 at Komi Republic, Russia after the break up of the band "From The Inside" by Alexei Dugin (vocals/guitar) and Andrei Dugin (bass). In just 3 years the band released 3 full length albums and toured all over Russia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1VxA3OiOeE


Melodic dark metal band THE MOOR have a couple of releases out and about, an EP as well as a debut album. And according to them they always are working on all new music. What's up next is more music, to be out soon with more to come in the next year too! All of this is discussed and more below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Well the band is quite unknown in the industry but the story isn’t that short, I’ll try to summarize it the best way. I (Enrico Longhin) was in a band called Bleed In Vain from 2000 to 2008, we had a decent record deal and recorded a couple of albums (one mixed and recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström, that is where we first met in 2005).

That was the CDs and MySpace era, we had previous bands before this coming from the tape trade era and this was our first “big” experience as musicians (there’s also an article in our Blog talking about this band and story).

After the split, in 2010 I decided to form The Moor with my great friend Davide Carraro, and the initial plan was to play a sort of melodic hard rock as a project. After a couple of demo songs and rehearsals, we found that we had “under the skin” was more than a level 6 of gain in the guitar amps (haha).

The group evolved into something maybe Opeth-inspired in the beginning, with some Mastodon and Progressive Rock elements (We are huge prog rock fans), so we flew back to Sweden again to mix our first demo EP at Studio Fredman.

In 2012 we signed a deal with progressive rock-heavy metal label Lion Music and we released our first full-length “Year of the Hunger”, which I think it’s still an undiscovered pearl for who might like progressive metal with different facets and contaminations. There are so many ideas in that album, we were very inspired and wanted to show “hey, we like this and this and this” so we were afraid that it was too much an album for very open-minded listeners, even coming from rock and AOR instead of metal. Luckily the result was generally well-received by the press and fans.

Two years later we break the silence with a new single in collaboration with Björn Speed Strid from Soilwork, called The Castaway.

After a sabbatical where everyone involved in the project managed to do life-related and family stuff, in 2018 another great friend, Andrea Livieri substituted Davide on guitars and worked with me almost every day for one year to arrange and compose our sophomore release “Jupiters Immigrants”.

The album is our latest full length and it has been mixed always by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman. This album was baptized as Dark Progressive Metal and for the first time we also took care of more electronic elements on our music, which in the beginning was made by an actual keyboarder, Gilles, but then I realized I was just too pity on tweaking things up and from that time I started to study synths and keyboards to tailor the arrangements my own way.

This year we released two singles, “Wrath of Vultures” and “Emissaries”, which explores new “obscure” and “dark” horizons, let’s say that these are maybe the darkest songs I ever wrote.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Well actually yes a sort of, the main intuition was to have something short and simple, so I was listening to one of my favorite songs from Opeth (The Moor) and realized that there’s The Moor of Venice, the Tragedy of Othello, which is our hometown (well we are all based in the countryside), and then The Moor is intended also as Moorland, in Italian it’s“brughiera, which is a common landscape on the Prealps here in the northern regions.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based in northern Italy, Veneto region, near Venice. The scene is pretty intense while there aren’t that much venues or small clubs, but the few ones are great.

There are a lot of great bands, and it’s difficult to name all of them, I can mention Shading, Give Us Barabba, The Silence Between Us, Ishvara, Ensoph (no more active). I see that there’s a playlist dedicated to this region called “Veneto Metal” on Spotify.

4. How would you describe your style?

We agree with some press that define us a “Dark Progressive Metal” band, but some songs can find their place under the Melodic Death Metal label as well.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

This is pretty covered by my first answer, but I can say in fewer words that we released our first EP in 2010 (then re-released in 2012 by Lion Music), then our first full length “Year of the Hunger” always in 2012.

Our single “The Castaway”, featuring Björn from Soilwork was released in 2014. Then we stopped for a few years and then came back with our sophomore second album “Jupiter’s Immigrants” in 2018.

This year we are back with the new singles “Emissaries” and “Wrath of Vultures”

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Of course, we always have.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Not yet, everything stopped with the pandemic, but we have never been an intense touring or live act. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Releasing new music soon, maybe another single, and hopefully releasing a new album in 2022.

I decided that the next steps would have been releasing more singles to bring more people in and staying more in touch with new listeners. 

Let’s say we want to live the band in a different way than just releasing 9 or 12 songs and then stop for two years or even four.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find everything on our official website www.themoor.org , which contains also our official merch store and all our albums. Of course we are on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon as well, follow us there as well.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Open your mind and enjoy! You will find a lot of influences and different landscapes… and of course a lot of headbanging stuff. Thanks NW!


Gothic metal band SOMBERWIND have their debut album out, and all new material is being worked upon now for a follow-up album! They have a lot more plans in-store including a live session that was recorded over the summer, expected to be out and about real soon! More is talked about from music to more below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Somberwind- began in the middle of 2018, as a collaboration project between me (Marco) and Caterina Nix, after we recorded some parts of the songs. We realized we could continue as a duo, including some fellow session musicians. Then we finished the whole album. Caterina Nix leads her own project too, the name of that project is Chaos Magic, and I'm part of other bands as well, but my main band is Somberwind. Cesar, our drummer, also collaborates with other musicians on other different projects.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name describes a state of soul when you know difficult times are on the horizon and you will be called upon to resist. This is because all this dark wind will cover you. That’s how I came up with the portmanteau: Somber and Wind, Somberwind.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are from Santiago de Chile. The local scene here is expanding, there are many bands of different styles, but we mostly play and get along in the underground scene.  Of course I can recommend some clubs like -La Blondie- (discoteque, bar), local and international shows are often being played there; Teatro Caupolican has huge concerts; Arena Recoleta, and many more I will tell you if you have the opportunity to visit us…

4. How would you describe your style?

We are mainly a Goth Rock and Dark - Gothic Metal band .

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our 1st album -REMAIN-, was released under Sleaszy Rider Records Label in April 2021. We also have 2 Videos of 2 tracks of the album (Emptiness and The Spell) live on YouTube. We recorded a live session on August 8th, it is almost ready to be published. We are finishing our third Music Video for the song Coven, and we have to send a cover for a tribute album we were invited to in February of 2022. You can expect more gothic and dark melodic songs…..

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

I'm working on new songs for a 2nd album , which I hope will be released next year.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Everything we planned about touring was suspended, but as soon things get normalized, we will start touring. The plan is to see how this pandemic situation evolves and take dates for live performances afterwards.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As I said before we recorded a live session on August 8th and it’s almost ready to be published. It consists of 5 songs from Remain and they are recorded entirely live. We are finishing our third Music Video for the song Coven too, and planning a fourth music video.

By February 2022 we have to send the master audio of a cover song from a tribute album that we were invited to participate in. About live shows, our next concert is scheduled for the 13th of November, and we are planning a tour for next year. The 2nd album could be released next year too.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to Somberwind on all major digital platforms, such as Apple Music, Google Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, and so on..

Our album can be purchased -almost worldwide- in many stores online, and direct with the label and distributors, as Amazon, ebay, Deep Discount, Barnes And Noble, dr music, dig it, exile music, serious sounds, nsiren records, wow ,to mention a few, just search in the internet for the store nearest you .

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The profound feelings a low voice combined with a pristine female voice can do for a hopeful but misunderstood soul…Thank you so much Natalie and keep the faith. Best wishes for all - Marco Cusato


ROY NIV was a solo artist as he began his music career alone. Later on finding what would be his fellow band mates. As the band would grow, style would change as well, with them releasing a single of two, then working upon newer music currently with more plans at work! See what Roy himself has to say about his music and what's ahead below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Well, actually I started alone in my attic with a computer and my dad's guitar trying to work something out with the songs that I wrote. When  I actually had the song produced with producer  THE ANIMAL FARM, then I started grouping the best players I knew from the scene and together we formed an awesome band made just for these songs! It was awesome as everybody just linked with the songs right away and was ready to play them as many times necessary for us to be ready for a show. I never imagined I'd have a band of my own which I could lead and have so much fun with. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

To be honest, I started my music career alone, without bandmates, so I've always presented myself as Roy Niv. When the band came along we just stuck with that name and kept going. We focus on making the audience feel the intensity that the music is aspiring to create. So we agreed my name can stay as the headline while the more important thing is what we actually bring to the stage which is blowing rock n' roll combined with some acoustic melodic vibes.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We based in Israel, which has an awesome music scene. As this country has a collection of so many nationalities, the music scene is wild and got so many different genres going on. You could listen to Mediterranean music one night and rock n' roll the other night. I really enjoy this diversity as I'm inspired by so many different types of music. For example, the oldies of Israeli music really shaped my perception of music, as the newer rock bands here introduced me to the edgy, wild vibe that music can go to. Some great band here are Monika Sex, Aviv Geffen, Dazy's Fasulia, Noam Bettan and many more. 

4. How would you describe your style?

My style was shaped through the years as I changed the style of my guitar playing and the music that I like. I used to be metal guitar player so that injected the edginess and intensity to my music. On the other hand I found myself plucking the acoustic guitar my dad got me. That brought me to the point where my style is a Soft rock, Kurt Cobain, grunge, acoustic combination that made me wrote my song as you are going to hear them soon ;)

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

I released a cover version of the song "bloody valentine" by machine gun kelly as I think he's one of the main pioneers of rock music right now. My latest release is an original called "Stay Up" which is a single you should totally check out as it is the one I am most proud of :) You can expect only good vibes and fire energy from these works, as I write and produce them with all of my passion, I make sure none of it is left in the studio and I want it all to get the listeners heart.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Of course! "Stay Up" is just the beginning of a sequence of singles going to be released through the coming year. I'm so exited about those songs as I spent the whole pandemic period working on them with producer THE ANIMAL FARM. The coming works are going to be more and more energetic and upbeat and will eventually be wrapped up as an album. These are the first works I'm releasing to the world and and put all of my passion into. That is kind of a dream coming true. Since I was a child all I wanted to do is play music and go deeper and deeper into the understanding of my musical world. Exploring the ideas and inspiration I can get out of it and bring  it into the world where people will interpret in different ways. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

It's funny you ask that. My band and I just finished getting our show ready with the best of our works and some cover songs. Now we are touring in Israel and it is so much fun. But we are waiting for the gates in the sky to be fully open and then we're getting ready for some shows in Europe so stay tuned in my IG to see when and where we are going to tour.   

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

I'm so happy that this first album is on the way and has so many great singles in it. After this album, we will tour for a few months,  so we can also feel the audience in real life and not just through streaming. I truly enjoy seeing the crowd having fun and experiencing the music when it's live. So I will tour as much as I can and when it's time, I will start working on the next album. I already got so many songs that I want to get in there but no one know what time will bring with it so we will just have to wait and see.  

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to Roy Niv on 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvKDV6rDVbo.

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/3rku5XCvug4UkU4oEEpjTl?si=95c4c951c69b4660.

Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/stay-up/1580798022?i=1580798024.

For those who wants to buy merch, please contact us on roynivw@gmail.com.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I wish the listener will take something from the song that is reflecting on his or her own life and give them a different perspective on what it is they are going through. God knows music helped me get myself out of the worst situation. I believe music can really make someone's life better and if my music could do that to even one person. That would be magical to me. So take what you feel like taking from the music and after all, we are doing it for the fun so make sure you enjoy it while it last. :) 


Brotherly duo JEREMIAH MCKINLEY came together due to being family members, growing up the brothers do the usual went to school, played sports, and would get into music. This would lead to them forming a band, and would then on release some music. This being an EP, and an album of sorts, with some more single's coming out within the next few months..... The The duo talks of their music, togetherness and more below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are two brothers Jeremiah and Noah Smith. I (Jeremiah) am seven years older than Noah. Growing up we would sing in church but never really considered making music. We come from a sports family, and both of us played football in high school and I played in college. My younger brother Noah started guitar lessons in fifth grade, but eventually sports took over and we lost interest. I was off at college when I started to realize how much music meant to me. Most days I won’t pull out of the driveway until I find the perfect song to start my day. I am quite often late, and our family eventually turned to telling us events were Thirty minutes earlier than they were just so we’d be on time. I majored in painting and drawing in college and have always been interested in creating things, but it wasn’t until I left school that I found a new outlet in writing songs. My brother Noah had by this point started college at UNC Chapel Hill and picked the guitar back up. He helped me start learning some chords and we were hooked with the idea of making music. Since then, we continue writing together and sending new song ideas back and forth, Usually helping each other if we get stuck on an idea.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Jeremiah McKinley is a mashup of our names. I am Jeremiah Christian Smith and my brother is Noah McKinley Smith. When playing video games as children we would create a character for us both to play with, and Jeremiah McKinley was the only name combo that sounded cool to us. When we decided to start making music it was the only name we could agree on. For the record my first choice (Jeremiah) was The Sheppard Hill Gang, since we grew up on Sheppard Hill Road, but I got vetoed and we settled on Jeremiah McKinley.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Kernersville, North Carolina. It is a small town just between Greensboro and Winston Salem. The music scene is a lot smaller and as we began preparing for setting off and playing shows the pandemic hit. But things are starting to come around in North Carolina and we are setting up shows as I type this.

4. How would you describe your style?

Long hair, Blue jeans, vans, bandanas and a hat. But if you mean musically I would call us Dirty Folk. We incorporate a lot of different influences and genres from folk and Americana to rock and even a bit of country. We each listen to wide varieties of music. I listen to The Black Keys, Tyler Childers, the Bones of JR Jones, Shakey Graves, The Movement and Noah listens to a lot of Hendrix, John Mayer, Caamp, and Hippo Campus. But, we also hare a lot of the same influences and want to make music people can dance to and that can make people feel. I think we are mostly categorized as americana/folk rock. We chose folk music as our jumping off point because those are the songs that have always spoken to us. Real life experience, good and bad, stories that really get into your soul. And that is what we hope to accomplish with our music. Songs that speak to you and help you cope with the things in your own lives.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far we have released an EP of stomp and holler tunes called the Jeremiah McKinley Ep , an Album The Basement Tapes and some singles,

(A rocking riff based tune) Sing For My Supper, Hanging on/ Creekside ( an acoustic ballad) , and our newest Same Old Heart. Same Old Heart is the story of a man. The woman he loves starts heading down a dangerous path, and while he loves her, it is a path he cannot follow. She spirals into addiction, and his heart breaks as there’s nothing he can do to stop or save her. What you can expect are a lot of stories with my raspy lead vocals, a folk acoustic guitar style, and Noah’s lead electric guitar.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We have a few more singles coming out in the next few months, and an album in the works for next spring. We have been sitting on a load of material and are excited to be putting more music out to the world soon.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

With things starting to open up we are planning to play a lot more live shows in the coming months. For the moment we hold a live shows around the neighborhood, inviting all to bring some chairs and some beers and have a party with us. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We want to be making music until we can’t hold a guitar anymore. We plan to start touring more extensively and bringing the neighborhood to every city and country that will have us. I picture a lot of our music in soundtracks for dramatic movie and tv show moments. We love writing and playing for people so we hope to be doing it every chance we get.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on all the streaming platforms, and you can buy and listen to our music anywhere online, but for any live dates you can check us out on Instagram or our website. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Obviously, these songs mean a lot to us, and they each have stories, but they are not just our stories. We want the listeners to walk with us from beginning to end, taking away whatever they want from their experience.


Emotional swagger mixer-uppers DEATH IN PARADISE have their new single out, and are always constantly writing all new material expected soon enough! With that, they hope to release their new album come next year, and play shows as well as touring as much as possible! The band discloses all of these matters and more below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago, a place where their main culture and music is carnival, calypso and soca.....in which I never felt a connection or a sense of belonging.

When I was 8 years old....I heard  "appetite for destruction"  for the first time and it changed my life forever...to cut a long story short...after many shows, travels, experiences...came the songs.. 

And after meeting my drummer Anton Aatamila,   I felt like I was meeting an extension of me,  two peas in a pod...I remember him telling me two things after our second rehearsal... 1. he'd never been in a band where he was asked to play harder and louder and 2. he never sweat that much in a set! haha...that was the closing deal.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

This brings me back to the initial essence of where I am from....many people  see the Caribbean as paradise, but beyond the beauty, sun and ocean, there is still corruption, murders and crime everyday happening there...Life certainly hasn't been easy for me also...actually a lot of the times I am surprised I am still alive.. Its also really hard wanting to tour and do much more musically when you are from an island!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

At the moment, Death in Paradise is based in Lisbon, Portugal...when I first got here to record, after spending time and playing shows in London.... I was surprised to see the rich amount of art and music occurring. A girlfriend of mine at the time who is Portuguese put me onto bands like "Legendary Tiger Man" and "Ornatos Violeta"....there are also a lot of young new underground bands  like "Lord of Confusion",  a lot of them are total wankers though I must admit...but...I would also recommend checking out "Orange Sky" and "Gary Hector" who are from the same country I am from.

4. How would you describe your style?

Emotion mixed with swag mixed with overdrive.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far, we've released our first single "Closer" , with The Animal Farm Label. As far as expectations go...well, I believe we are just being real to ourselves...we can't be anything else but this...what you hear is what it is.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

I am always excited when someone asks me questions like this....I am constantly writing.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

At the moment...we are in rehearsal, we badly want to play live,  and tour our asses off.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We hope to release the album "Sacrificing the Goat" early next year and tour the UK....we want to play festivals also. Record, put out records and tour everywhere.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our single is on Spotify and other major platforms. stuff like merchandise like t-shirts and stuff are all in the pipeline after we release the album.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The feelings, connection to the songs and raw energy in the music.

 


BAD RESCUE is thrilled to announce their debut track “Battering Rain”. The first of many to come, “Battering Rain” is a preview of something new on the horizon for the music world. 

BAD RESCUE is the brainchild of brothers David and Franck Potvin (Lyzanxia, Phaze I, One-Way Mirror) and employs the perfect mix of Thriller Movie ambient music with Industrial, Electro, Arena Rock and of course Metal for a sound that is eerily fun. The band is a mix of cinematic and  musical influences without any style limits. Always more powerful, catchy, with ever heavier production. The project will feature not only surprising sounds, but surprising guest artists, that only add to their cross genre appeal. BAD RESCUE is a new outfit that is one to keep your eyes on. 

Check out the new single HERE.


Chilean Doom/Death Metal band  Weight Of Emptiness released their video concert "En vivo en Warehouse". The show was recorded without an audience at "Warehouse Studios" in Santiago, capital of Chile, on November 14, 2020 and was broadcast live via streaming for all who bought the advance ticket online. The hour-long show contains the best of their albums "Anfractuous Moments for Redemption" and "Conquering The Deep Cycle", the latter winner of the Escuchar Award 2021, for Best Extreme Metal Album. In addition, the band presents the song "Defrosting", which will be part of the next album that the band is preparing.

Check out the concert video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAAgSOL5Gns

Weight Of Emptiness was formed in 2015 in Santiago, Chile and they have released two full-length albums. At present the band is formed by Alejandro Ruiz in vocals, Juan Acevedo and Alejandro Bravo in guitars, Mauricio Basso in drums and Mario Urra in bass.



Reunited thrashers MANTIC RITUAL have unveiled their new single, “Crusader.” The first new music in 12 years from the reunited group – featuring original members Dan Wetmore (vocals/guitars), Jeff Potts (guitars), and Ben Mottsman (bass) alongside new drummer Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Exmortus, Power Trip) – is on all streaming and download platforms now. Pre-orders for a limited-edition (300) 7-inch vinyl with “Crusader” as the A-side and the band’s cover of the Mercyful Fate classic “Black Funeral” is set to be released in early 2022 are available now at www.smarturl.com/manticritual.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dan Wetmore, “What’s up, metal wackos, death stare daddies and thrash ragers? I’m pleased to announce the first MANTIC RITUAL release since our 2009 debut on Nuclear Blast. Though it has been a while, the metal flame never died. We aren’t dropping an album at this time, but rather putting out a few smaller releases in anticipation. It’s been a while and we’re stoking the fire, revvin’ up, getting our shit together. Via M-Theory Audio, this 7-inch is just a small taste of what’s to come, and paves the way for a worthy successor to 'Executioner,' condensing our thrash, death and punk influences into something competent and pointed.

When I was 18, the thrash revival seemed like a nice jumping point for the pissed-off, metal-head prick I was. I'm still pissed-off, might still be a prick, but shit has landed and it's way more concise, and I think, way better. Whatever furious adjective-filled heavy metal tagline you choose, I promise the new Mantic Ritual will deliver. Sure, a 7-inch isn’t a big release, but I’m sure it’s bigger than most of you...stay tuned, mates!”

Stream "Crusader" here: https://youtu.be/1vr63c1o2Xw.

 


Mexican Heavy Metal band Sagreveht released their debut album "Thanatology". The release was recorded at "Rojo Cale Studios" and it was mixed/mastered by Alberto Prieto Guerra at "Brownwar Studios".

Check out the album below:

https://sagreveht.bandcamp.com/releases

https://open.spotify.com/album/7EXopiOZleO9QQhtbuO1Sx

Sagreveht was formed in 2006 at Sinaloa, Mexico by Hiram Lopez as a garage band "Just to have fun" with some friends from school, playing some classic metal covers and early Lopez compositions. In 2020 after many lineup changes, breaks and local concerts the band final lineup was formed by Hiram Lopez (Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and Aldo Hernández Loredo (Drums).



Sludge/Post-Metal band Skeleton Screen will release their new single "Relentless Decline" on 01 November. The release was recorded by Mark Johnston at his home studio, and mixed/mastered by Ben Romsdahl at "Juggernaut Audio". Drums were recorded and performed by Adam Soucy.

Check out the single here:

https://skeletonscreen.bandcamp.com/releases

Skeleton Screen was formed in 2019 in Denver, Colorado by Mark Johnston (Guitars, Bass, Vocals). In 2020 the band released their debut EP "Conditions", and these days the band is working on the full length album that will be released in 2022.



Czech Post-Black Metal band Nuummite released their debut album "Celestial Triarchy". The release was Recorded by Petr Bučil in the "Riversound Studio" and it was mastered by Jack Control from "Enormous Door Mastering".

Check out the album here:

https://nuummite.bandcamp.com/

Nuummite was formed in 2019 at Prague, Czechia by Marek Juřica (guitars) Lukáš Studený (bass) and Michal Matoušek (drums). The band's goal is to explore the dreamy and melancholic music inspired by Tarkovsky's and Bergman's movies as well as postmodernist literature. 


THE FOXTAILS have sure got the music to dance too! With that said, the band has released a couple of single's and even have all new music in the works too. The band chats of their music and what's in-store next.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Kev and I (Ethan) met in the 9th grade. We had 4 classes together, and after each semester were promptly separated from each other in each one for having too much fun. After college we decided to start making music during the pandemic and one cheap mic and GarageBand later, our first demos were born. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We wanted a name that could serve as a canvas and didn’t have some overt meaning so we could define the name with our sound. Ethan wanted something with flowers, Kevin didn’t want to be too cliché and we had talked about something with animals. The Foxtails were the perfect combo of both! 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Southern California, specifically Long Beach, Laguna Beach, and Riverside. Our local scene is honestly a mix of indie pop like very surfy music and a strong heavy scene of metal and thrash. Two local bands we recommend are South Trees and Neon Luna. 

4. How would you describe your style?

A cocktail of disco, wine, and rocket fuel. We make silky sweet songs with a strong backbeat and soaring choruses. Music to dance to and lyrics to shout to.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far we’ve released two singles with a third releasing shortly. We have an EP, music video, and a few more songs in the works too!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Oh absolutely, we’re writing all the time. Look out for the EP we’re gearing up to release!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

In a post Covid world, we’re being real careful about how we go about this but we hope to play some shows really soon!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

1st an EP then Coachella 2022 is the goal.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

All streaming services! So far we don’t have merch, maybe we should get on that. 🧐🤔

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Don’t take life too seriously, everyone is faking it and we all just want to be loved. ❤️



Rockstars THE BLOODSHOTS have been together for sometime now, releasing content over said time, with plans to release either an all new EP or album. The band discusses the new material, old material, and what's next for them.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We came together in 2013. I had a handful of songs that I had written and when Keith and I (C.J) got together the songs just came to us. We added our drummer Jared Masters a few years later as a permanent member. As the success kept growing, we ended up getting onto a few big high profile shows with bands like Finger 11, Danko Jones, and SLASH just to name a few. These opened more windows for us. We've never stopped grinding In this band. Hard work trumps all.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

It's actually a decent story. I had just left my previous band to work on some original ideas no ideas and I had add a riff in my head that would not go away, (it turned out being our 2020 single "no way out")  I was laying in bed with that rift bouncing around my brain. So I got up and went to the living room with an acoustic guitar and sat there until I had the idea down. Then when I walked to the bathroom and looked in the mirror, I must have blown a blood vessel in one of my eyes because they were completely bloodshot red. And a name was born.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Winnipeg Manitoba which is right in the middle of Canada. Not many acts make it from here. But the ones that do make it, make it for good reason.

4. How would you describe your style?

I would say that our influences for our sound draw mostly from the nineties. Grunge, punk rock. But we also love classic rock! And I think aspects of it all come out in the music. I do most of the writing but but no matter what I do or what Keith writes and brings to the table when we put it together it always comes out sounding like bloodshots.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

In 2015 we released a self titled six song EP which sold out of copies. You can find the video for our single "Gettin Around" from it on YouTube. And in years after we've put out a single almost each year. We have a single called "Kill Me Tonight" which you can find on YouTube as well as a short documentary about recording the tune. We have 3 singles on our streaming platforms (spotify/Apple music etc), one being our most recent release,  a cover of CCRs "Bad Moon Rising", and the older songs can be found on SoundCloud.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We actually have studio time booked at the end of November and we want to record either a 6 song EP or a full length. And hopefully have it out in 2022 on Golden Robot Records.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Shows have obviously been weird with covid 19 but every time restrictions lightened and we could get out we did what we could. We are playing some shows with Buckcherry in a few weeks and then we have a big Hometown show in Winnipeg November 26th that is almost sold out.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

One of our main goals is to come and tour the UK. It's our music that has always been well received there and it is just on our bucket list. Now we just need this virus to go away, for the world to get back to as normal as possible, so that we can get over that pond!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find our tunes anywhere you stream! YouTube has a few more options with some previously unreleased songs etc. Our website bloodshotsmusic.com will be updated with new merch in the coming months! Also check out www.goldenrobotrecords.com/thebloodshots as well.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We've heard things like our music getting people through hard times etc and I think as an artist there's no other higher compliment than that. We like for fans to hear the music and interpret it in whatever way they want/need. Music heals and we are just doing what we love. 


Modernized band HANEKE TWINS has been around for a while now, fusing their style of music to be dark yet modern. With such style, they have a couple of releases out and about, with new music always in the works! The band talks of the pandemic and music!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Haneke Twins was founded in 2018 by two Greek-born scientists, vocalist/bassist Paschalis Vichoudis and guitarist Stefanos Leontsinis. Working on experimental physics at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, the two of us discovered we were both fans of Interpol, Mars Volta, Bauhaus, The Cure and Opeth, just to name a few. After recording our debut EP with the help of our friends Costas Verigas and Kostas Zabos (from the Greek post-rock band Afformance), we formed a 5-piece line-up for our first live shows in Switzerland and Greece back in 2019. Early 2021 we drafted in fellow CERN scientists Andrés G. Delannoy (guitars, from Puerto-Rico), Paul Aspell (bass, from England) and Emil Koulouris (drums, from Greece) to complete Haneke Twins. With five PhDs between us, some might say we are the band with the most doctorate degrees in the world!

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name of the band is a homage to the great Austrian filmmaker, and more specifically to his masterpiece "White Ribbon", a film with unbelievable suspense without a single note of music! Our dream is — one day — to compose a soundtrack for it. You may ask what about “Twins”? We’ll let you watch the film and find out!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Even though not widely known, Geneva is the post-punk Mecca of Switzerland, somehow similar to the concentration of modern post-punk artists in Bristol, UK. Raskolnikov, Future Faces and Grey Lipsare some of the local bands worth a listen, all leaning towards the cold-wave side of post-punk.

4. How would you describe your style?

Razor sharp guitars blended with hauntingly abrasive vocals, served ice-cold in dark and smokey underground clubs. Shaken, not stirred! We draw our inspiration from a large variety of post-punk/new-wave bands, along with modern post-punk revival and math-rock artists.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Funnily enough — in our career so far — we have published hundreds of articles in scientific journals, far outweighing our musical releases. Our debut 5-track eponymous EP was self-released in autumn 2018 and had a very positive reception by independent media and curators (including the mighty Eric Alper). And only a few days ago The Animal Farm (UK) released Astronaut, our 7-track mini-LP. Soundwise, you should expect exactly what our motto describes as “dark undertones with glimpses of light”. Lyrically, we typically deal with social, political and psychological subjects.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

One of the “positives” of the pandemic — if any — is that it allowed us enough time to concentrate on new material. At this moment, we have about 20 compositions in our “drawer” and we are currently in the process of selecting which ones to include in our first full-length album. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, more than 15 of our shows have been cancelled, and the situation is still not very clear. Despite that very difficult situation, we still have a few dates to announce, so stay tuned! One thing we know for sure is that we cannot wait anymore to get back on stage!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As mentioned earlier, we are working for our first full-length album, hoping to record it sometime in 2022. Our plan is to reach a broader audience and play some major venues and festivals by 2023. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find our music in the most popular streaming platforms such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music etc. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Making music and working full-time in domains unrelated to the music industry is not mutually exclusive!

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