2023

 


Hard rockin, metal progressive act THE NOBLE FRONT have a debut full-length expected come this New Year! That's the main purpose right now, get this new release out there, and then see where the music will lead them. See what else the band discusses all below!

 

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

The band is one borne of music written over a time, catalyzed by the creative surge which many felt through the lockdowns and isolations. The debut album has taken it’s time to come to fruition, but is one that I feel expresses the meaning and ethos of The Noble Front as a whole. It is a solo project, but my next focus (after the album launch on Jan 4) is the formation of a band to bring to life the live experience of the music.

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

The band’s name has a meaning rooted in the music; an element which was important to me and led me to wait to finish the bulk of the music before even considering band names. The ‘Noble’ element bears zero reference to aristocracy, instead referring to the moral and dignified way in which we conduct our everyday lives. The ‘Front’ element refers to this facade being a fallacy; used to hide our vulnerabilities and weakness. 

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 out of Galway, Ireland. The rock and punk scene in Galway is growing and moving and changing all the time, seeing lots of new and intense bands cropping up and expressing themselves such as NewDad, Adore and Shark School as well as a huge number of other up-and-coming bands from around the country coming to Galway to gig. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Hard rock with elements of metal and prog.   

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

The upcoming debut album will be released on Jan 4. It is as clear a musical description and expression of myself as I could ever create!

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

 I have the bones of 2 or 3 new tracks that I am keen to progress with in the coming months and year.

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

Nothing set in stone as of yet, but I am building something that I am really excited about. 

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

This release is nearly more of a relief than it is an achievement! I am very proud of it but also so happy that it’s ready to go. It will now allow me the platform to write, record and release new tracks and EP’s etc. in my own time and how I choose. I’m motivated more than ever to develop the band, form a live group and experience, and grow!

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

From Jan 4, you can listen on all streaming platforms. 

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

I’d love more than anything for a new listener to feel the authenticity of the music. The frustration, the determination, the care, the sadness, the love for the genre and scene. It’s been a long time coming and if it resonated with even a single person then mission accomplished.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenoblefront/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554516614254



Electromelodic band OCTOBER CHANGES have debuted their first EP, music video, with a whole lot more in-store as well! The band goes into talks about their material and the plans they have up next for themselves.

 

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

The band started in 2019, but it took a while to assemble the current line-up. Luk is a founding member of the band, and was quickly joined by Wesley. After some line-up changes the band eventually landed on the current line-up, with Bert and Lhana joining the ranks. Currently we are still looking for a bass player that fits the group’s dynamic.

Last year the entire musical direction changed when Lhana joined the band. Luk always had a clear view of what the music of October Changes should sound like, and today that sound is heavy, melodic and approachable metal music.

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

There are 2 parts in this answer. When the Roman calendar was adjusted to the Gregorian calendar, October shifted to the 10th month in this calendar. So October Changed. I wanted to provide a name for my band that has the intention to bring change and have an impact on people’s musical journey. Moreover, the majority of the changes within the band happened in October so this name is very fitting.

The other part of the answer is about the influence other groups have on OC: Texas In July, August Burns Red, Dead by April, Death in December (less known post hardcore), Novembers Doom…. All these names contain a month which always caught my attention 🙂. They are all really great.

Nice side note, the first names were “Urban Core” and “Cyanide Season”...

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

Most members live in Belgium and the Netherlands. In Belgium, the local music scene is mostly limited to smaller venues, while the bigger venues are booking the bigger bands. We have some very nice venues nearby, like the Ragnarok club in Bree. There are some very good bands in the local scene, like our friends at Ylisia from the Netherlands.

4. How would you describe your style?

In the beginning we did not have a personal definition …. however past summer Lhana suddenly popped up the name “Electromelodic” what might the best description at this point. We wanted to create something new and unique.

Our songs go from melodic in the fashion of Within Temptation / Evanescence to more electronic Electric Callboy to more heavy metalcore…. It just results in a show with a huge variation :).

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

This December we released our first EP “SYNTHETIC / Authentic”. We also recorded and released a video clip for the song “Sleeping Beauty”, taken from our EP. The video clip has well over 22k views at the moment so we are very pleased with the feedback we have received so far!

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

We only released four songs on the EP, but we have a lot more in store for our fans. The setlist is more than an hour long and we continue making new songs. Every song usually starts with writing some riffs, adding the different electromelodic layers to it and then composing catchy vocals.

Definitely expect to hear new music from us in the future!

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

Our first focus this year was to record and release our EP. We will shift to playing live next year and getting our music out there. We would love to organize a tour in Europe and the UK and currently we are getting in touch with bookers and venues. Keep an eye on our socials and website to see if we will play a venue near you!

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

Obviously, it would be a dream come true to go to as many countries as possible. Our dream is to bring Change, to spread the Change our music can provide and give music a different kind of meaning.

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

The EP is released on all major platforms. You can find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube… You can also find us and buy our album digitally on Bandcamp. Keep an eye on our socials and our website. You will also be able to purchase our music physically as a CD or Vinyl pretty soon!

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

That it's a completely different world than what they're used to. It's a world where many-many things get mixed. It's not one way or the other. There are multiple ingredients and despite their different nature, they can still coexist with one another. Like us, humans.


Metalcore act IN YOUR GRAVE have been actively doing music for sometime, releasing three EP's, their latest third being "Tusk" released just a month ago! The band wants to next release a full-length album, and do have plans for shows and touring soon! The band talks of these releases, show planning and whereabouts these guys come from and what you can expect from them!

 

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

Established in 2020, our band traces its roots to the visionary collaboration of Collin Anderson, our dynamic vocalist, and Jose Bardales, our powerhouse drummer. Throughout the years, we underwent some changes in our lineup, ultimately reaching the present day where we proudly present our consolidated and robust roster. Welcoming aboard the exceptionally talented Jake Collier on guitar and Conner Anderson on bass, we believe our current lineup marks the perfect blend of passion and skill.

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

The band name reflects how Collin felt about some close relationships. His friends and loved ones were using drugs and making decisions for their lives that weren't great. Basically, he felt like he was just watching them waste away in their own graves.
 
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're based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the music scene is buzzing with amazing bands. There's a bunch that really caught my attention, like Zodiac Killer, Service Weapon, Snuff Tape, Amorous, Moonteeth, Low Life, Charlatan, and plenty of others. We’re pretty lucky to be in such a talented state.

4. How would you describe your style?

We're an intense metalcore band with a knack for pushing boundaries. We incorporate a lot of Hardcore, Deathcore,  and electronic elements. Which sets us apart from the usual "sound" you might expect.

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

We currently have three EPs out: "Enemy Lines," our debut, followed by "Graveyard Songs," our second release. Our latest, "Tusk," was just dropped on November 29th 2023.

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

We just put out our new EP Tusk on the 29th of November. We are now preparing to hit the studio very soon for our first full length album.

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

We've just revealed that we'll be part of Total Death Fest organized by Total Deathcore in Spartansburg, South Carolina. Stay tuned because we've got a couple of tours in the works, but that's hush-hush for now!

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

We want to get our first full length album completed. We hope to take everything that we’ve learned up to this point and make this the best release yet.

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

You can catch our tunes on various streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and more. And if you're looking to snag some exclusive merch, head over to www.inyourgrave.com/store because we've just dropped some limited edition items in celebration of the release of Tusk, so grab them before they're gone!

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

We simply hope our audience can connect with the emotions in our music. Each song holds its own significance, whether you're facing tough times, coping with a loss, or dealing with bullying. We've got something for everyone. We don't judge, and our wish is to provide you with a musical outlet for your emotions!

 


Melodic heavy metal rockers APPARITION 10:01 have not one but two single's out and about, with all new music in the works already! No touring or show plans as of yet, but they want to continue to write and release music of course! The band gives us an insight about who they are, the music they make and what they have ahead of them.

 

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

Drummer Jimmy Warner and myself, guitarist Dalen Buckalew, came from a previous band called Against Himself. After the demise of AH, we branched off and continued writing music together that would become Apparition 10:01.

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

The number 10:01 means something to Jimmy, perhaps we will never know. I (Dalen) am primarily known by the nickname Spooky. The word Apparition is just a cooler way of saying ghost. The two combined brought as to landing on the name Apparition 10:01.

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

Apparition 10:01 is based out of Denver, CO, where there is a very prominent music scene. An awesome band from Denver making big moves that I would like to personally recommend is Fox Lake. 

4. How would you describe your style?

10:01’s style is a blend of melodic hard rock, alternative, and heavy metal!

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

We currently have 2 singles released. We debuted the project on Halloween 2023. You can expect catchy riffs, groovy drums, and vocals with great hooks!

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

We have plenty of music in the works! We have 4 that are completed and ready for release and continue to write/record. Definitely no shortage of ideas here!

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

At the moment we have no plans for touring or live performance, as Jimmy is a member of the United States military and resides in another state.

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

Apparition 10:01 will continue writing and releasing quality music, growing our online presence and fanbase worldwide. If the demand to see live is there, we will make it happen!

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

Our music is available for streaming and sale across all music platforms, as well as all social media accounts. We have a website https://www.apparition1001.com/ where you can learn more about us and pick up some badass merch!

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

Listeners who follow us on Spotify will never miss a beat when new music is released! Our music will appear in your Release Radar along with awesome visuals and artwork! But if Spotify is not for you, go follow us on your preferred streaming platform, I promise you’ll find us!

 

QUEENSRŸCHE are releasing another thought-provoking video that was created by Above The Void with the help of AI. Check out “Nocturnal Lights”, the 8th video taken from Digital Noise Alliance: https://youtu.be/2eZ9_1l-9R0.

The band comments: “This is a song spawned from the truly catastrophic year of 2020.  Beginning with Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash to a relentless global pandemic with lockdowns.  If that wasn’t enough, we had to endure natural disasters, racial injustices, protesters, a chaotic reality tv presidential election, political division, highest level of unemployment, as well as the postponement of the 2020 summer Olympic games in Japan.”


 

Finnish masters of melancholy and haunting melodies INSOMNIUM are teaming up with their friends from highspeed melodic death virtuosi OMNIUM GATHERUM, for 25 nights of gloom and sinister anthems in North America.

Both bands have been two prime examples of exceptional melodeath originating from Europe’s freezing North and have gained a massive following over the years through their captivating sound that combines blistering guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and guttural vocals. For years, the American and Canadian fans have been waiting for the combo of “Insomnium Gatherum” to hit the road together again after the pandemic-related cancellation in 2020 and now, with no more virus in sight, it will finally happen in April and May 2024.

WILDERUN, hailing from Boston, will join as support with their unique mélange of prog and folk metal.

 

TOUR DATES:


Apr-11            Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
Apr-12            Montreal, QC - Théâtre Beanfield
Apr-13            Ottawa, ON - The Brass Monkey
Apr-14            Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Apr-15            Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
Apr-16            Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Apr-18            Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
Apr-19            Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Apr-20            Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
Apr-22            Calgary, AB - Dickens
Apr-23            Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Apr-25            Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Apr-26            Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Apr-27            Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr-29            San Francisco, CA - August Hall
Apr-30            Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco
May-01           Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theater
May-03           Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
May-04           Dallas, TX - The Factory In Deep Ellum
May-06           Winter Park, FL - The Conduit
May-07           Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May-08           Charlotte, NC  - The Underground
May-09           Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
May-10           Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
May-11           New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre


 

American Groove/Thrash Metal band Honeybunches Of DEATH released their debut self titled album. The release was recorded at "J & J Audio" by Jeff and Jesse Anderson, and mixed/mastered by Jimmy Strickler and Dan Coutant.


Released under the imprint of "Earache Records Digital Distribution", the band music was released in conjunction with "SelfMadeRecords LLC", and is fitting for fans of killer grooves, insane vocals, or simply some downright hilarious moments.

Check out the album linked below:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2zGGBiamz95PJq4kJ3Sbn4

https://honeybunchesofdeath.bandcamp.com/album/honeybunches-of-death


Honeybunches Of DEATH was formed in 2022 at Denver, Colorado by Bill Bohlen (Bass, ex-Dreamscape), Nick Ostosh (Vocals), Robert Lane (Guitars) and Johnny Reggie Romero (Drums). 

 

Canadian Symphonic Metal artist Kylira is releasing her new album "Ghosts". The release is being recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael James Smith in his home studio, and is being revealed one single at a time, with five songs already available for streaming.

Check out the new EP linked below:

https://kylira.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts

Kylira was formed as a solo project of Canadian Symphonic Metal vocalist Kyle Logue. The idea behind the project was to create an archetype that leads listeners to a new journey through each song. Combining her love of mystery and monsters, each song has corresponding case files and  each music video is a conclusion to the story. With awe-inspiring vocals, unique harmonies, sweeping arrangements and epic guitars, Kylira takes the listener away to another world.

 


Black Veil Brides will embark on the "Bleeders U.S. Tour" in 2024, alongside Creeper, Dark Divide, and Ghostkid. Check out the dates below.


TOUR DATES:

4/25 — San Francisco, CA — Fillmore
4/27 — Las Vegas, NV — Sick New World
4/28 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
4/29 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theater
4/30 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman
5/2 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
5/3 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
5/4 — Green Bay, WI — Epic
5/5 — Detroit, MI — Royal Oak Theater
5/7 — Albany, NY — Empire Live
5/8 — Boston, MA — House of Blues Boston
5/9 — Richmond, VA — The National
5/10 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
5/13 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
5/15 — New York, NY — Palladium Times Square
5/16 — Philadelphia, PA — Fillmore
5/18 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
5/20 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre
5/21 — Houston, TX — RISE
5/22 — Dallas, TX — The Factory
5/24 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
5/25 — Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco

 


Fans can now watch the brand new music video for the song "Saxons and Vikings" off AMON AMARTH's current album The Great Heathen Army. The video features British heavy metal band SAXON's Biff Byford, who provides vocals for the song, along with his bandmates Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt facing off against AMON AMARTH's very own Vikings Olavi Mikkonen, Ted Lundstroem, Johan Soederberg, Johan Hegg, and Jocke Wallgren. Who will win and who will die? Watch the video to see the fate of these Saxons and Vikings.

AMON AMARTH's lead vocalist, Johan Hegg, had this to say of the new video; "Recording this song with the legends from SAXON was amazing. It was such an honor to have them on this track, and to shoot a video with them was so much fun. I think the video came out great, really epic. It captures the essence of the song perfectly and the fight scenes are awesome!" Biff Byford of SAXON added; "Doing the 'Saxons and Vikings' video was good fun, the fight scenes were epic and the song is cool."

Check out the video HERE.

 


 September Mourning have released a new music video of the track titled "Gravedigger". When asked about the track, this is what was said - “This song is a visceral, heavy and dynamic track. Through dub electronics, heavy bass tones, screaming guitars and lyrics, the song exemplifies how rage can be used positively to take power back from something or someone who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. The video finds September and the Reapers surrounded by Fate itself on the screens and present in the room. September Herself circles the mysterious figure and finally takes her rage out on him only to be left with a sickness that pours out of her at the end." Check out the video right HERE.

 


Following the announcement of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of their acclaimed debut album Hopes and Fears, Keane have unveiled a very special, unreleased single "Love Actually" to coincide with the re-release of the classic British film.
 
Originally written for 2003 Christmas romantic comedy Love Actually, the band have finally recorded a version 20 years after its inception. Produced by the band and led by Tom Chaplin’s undeniable vocal, the beautifully poignant single comes alongside a stunning lyric video cutting some of the film’s memorable scenes. 

Listen to "Love Actually" HERE.

 


 Modern progressive metal unit INFECTED RAIN are back to own the new year with their multifaceted upcoming sixth album, 'TIME', out February 9, 2024 via Napalm Records. Following their eerie, dynamic single "NEVER TO RETURN", the band returns today with the heart-wrenching stunner "BECAUSE I LET YOU" - a menacing progressive-meets-nu-metal anthem with intense lyricism and an equally powerful, moving music video.

Following their most successful album to date, 2022's 'Ecdysis' - which garnered prime media acclaim, hundreds of thousands of streams and views, and debuted in the Top 20 on the US Current Hard Music charts - INFECTED RAIN climbs even higher with 'TIME'.

The album was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Valentin Voluta, and combines the deft talents of returning members Vidick (guitars, cover artist), Eugene Voluta (drums) and famed frontwoman Lena Scissorhands (vocals), plus introduces new member Alice Lane (bass) to the fold.

INFECTED RAIN says about "BECAUSE I LET YOU":

"In 'BECAUSE I LET YOU', we delve into the paradox of love’s pain, exploring how our deepest affections can lead to our greatest wounds. It’s a raw reflection on the vulnerability we expose in love, and how sometimes those we trust most can wield our secrets and fears against us. This song isn’t just about the struggles in relationships; it’s a mirror to the courage it takes to acknowledge and voice this complex reality."

Watch the powerful official video for “BECAUSE I LET YOU” HERE.

 

Rising power metal outfit DOMINUM have revealed their next single, “Cannibal Corpses”, cut from the upcoming debut album, 'Hey Living People', out December 29, 2023 via Napalm Records! The band around singer, producer and songwriter Felix Heldt in the character of Dr. Dead takes the living into the world of the undead - telling stories of zombies, survival and insatiable hunger for more - creating their own intense and captivating reality.

Fetching “Cannibal Corpses” features a singalong chorus and showcases the band’s ability to write amazing songs with sophisticated storylines. DOMINUM continued their collaboration with 360 Grad Design (Rammstein, Within Temptation among others) on the top-quality performance music video. The most promising new power metal band is finishing the year strong with their tour with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and Equilibrium, leading up to the release of the debut full-length 'Hey Living People'. Then, in April and May 2024, they will support #1 charting band and labelmates Feuerschwanz on their tour. Grab your tickets for DOMINUM’s epic metal show now and make sure to pre-order your copy of the album!

Dr. Dead on “Cannibal Corpses”:

“Hey living people! You've already witnessed the diverse levels my creations can reach. They're poised to greet you literally everywhere—are you prepared to face the invasion? Will you willingly join us? I appreciate those who attempt to resist the irresistible (shoutout to you little revolutionaries!), but let's be real—you know how this ends, especially if you've seen at least one good movie. Fear not, my army of the Cannibal Corpses is here to find and save you, regardless of the tricky or annoying situations life may throw your way. They'll come for you - no need to worry. Take a step closer, and listen to your fate in 'Cannibal Corpses'.“

Check Out the Captivating Performance Music Video for “Cannibal Corpses” HERE.


 

Following their Summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in Ghost, Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will return to US and Canadian stages this Spring on the Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 produced by Live Nation; the band's biggest North American tour to date!

Set to commence on April 21st and run through May 25th, the twenty-four-date journey includes a raid at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Support will be provided by special guests Cannibal Corpse along with Obituary and Frozen Soul making for a must-see heavy metal event of the year! See all confirmed dates below.

Comments, AMON AMARTH: "Heed our warning; we are gearing up for our biggest and most epic raid in North American history! We are bringing a massive show that will leave your cities in ashes. Scorching the Earth with us are our good friends Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,and Frozen Soul. Come out to the shows and party like Vikings and raise your horns with us. METAL CRUSHES ALL!"
 

 TOUR DATES:

4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center - Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines' Theater Of The Clouds - Portland, OR*
4/27/2024 PNE Forum - Vancouver, BC*
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center - Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center - Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse - Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee - Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe - Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights - Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont - Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre - Quebec City, QC*
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena - Asheville, NC*
5/17/2024 House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center - Tampa, FL*
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port - San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort - Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center - Anaheim, CA*
* arena show

 


After nearly 10 years of absence, the world’s most brutal band recently muscled their way back into the scene with a brand new single, “No Pain No Gain”, while teasing an upcoming new album. Today, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE - the unmissable project helmed by As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis - is thrilled to finally announce their first new album in a decade, 'Quad Brutal', scheduled for release on February 23, 2024 via Napalm Records.

Featuring 10 tracks of heavyweight thrash-infused extremity and sprint-worthy speed, 'Quad Brutal' will instantly have listeners coming back for more - ready for endless reps and skipping nothing (except maybe leg day). In historic AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE fashion, 'Quad Brutal' is supported by a slew of guests on each track - in addition to vocal contributions from Dany Lambesis (HELLBØRN), tracks on 'Quad Brutal' are supercharged by professional bodybuilders and vocalists Craig Golias and Rob Bailey, vocalist Ricky Hoover (Ov Sulfur, ex-Suffokate), guitar virtuosos Angel Vivaldi, Clayton King, Brandon Richter (Bleeding Through), Joey Alarcon (Wolves at the Gate, Born Through Fire) and more. Oh, and Ahhnold himself, of course!

Check out a taste of what's to come on 'Quad Brutal' now with another brand new single, "Don't Be Lazy", out today alongside a muscle-bound music video. Once again featuring guest vocals from pro-bodybuilder Craig Golias, the death-meets-metalcore burner explodes with colossal strength - beckoning all gym bros to pull their weight and give their all… or else!

Tim Lambesis says about "Don't Be Lazy":

"I can proudly say that 'Don't Be Lazy' is the least brutal song on 'Quad Brutal' because it's still crushing, ramping up to 280 bpm, and features the largest human to ever scream into a microphone. Ahhnold wanted me to create an anthem that even the biggest idiots in the gym can remember so they don't forget to re-rack their weights. Other than that, there’s NOTHING LEFT to say. Don’t put other people THROUGH STRUGGLE in re-racking your weights."

Watch the New Music Video for “Don't Be Lazy” HERE.

 

Finnish masters of metal BATTLE BEAST have announced their first ever headlining tour of North America! The band has revealed plans for a spring trek across the continent with Dutch goth rock band BLACKBRIAR in support, which will kick off May 9th in Worcester, MA and will end June 2nd in New York, NY.

Commenting on the impending tour, BATTLE BEAST says:

"This is the tour we’ve all waited for so long to happen - Battle Beast unleashed with full force in North America! Looking forward to seeing all our friends down the road: let’s make this tour one for the books!"
 

TOUR DATES:

May 9 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 10 - Ottawa, ON - The Brass Monkey
May 11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 12 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 14 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 15 - Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theater
May 16 - Lawrence, KS - Grenada Theater
May 17 - Denver, CO - The Gothic Theatre
May 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
May 20 - Seattle, WA The Neptune Theater
May 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw
May 22 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 24 - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
May 25 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 26 - Phoenix, AZ - The Nile Theater
May 28 - Dallas, TX - Echo
May 30 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 31 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
June 1 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage
June 2 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

 


 Formed in 2011 as Gyze, Samurai Metal band RYUJIN deftly deliver heavy metal and blazing guitar wizardry from Japan with their upcoming self-titled album, 'RYUJIN', out January 12, 2024 via Napalm Records. Today, the band is thrilled to share their heaviest, fastest folk-infused burner yet, entitled "Gekokujo", alongside an intense, high production value music video. The track explores shades of death metal, thrash and folk influence, colliding as a riff-fest of head-spinning technique!

Blending both Japanese and English lyricism and featuring production and several guest features by Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium), RYUJIN's high speed riffs and breakneck guitar descents pair with traditional Japanese elements on their upcoming self-titled album, delivering a sound influenced by everything from ancient orchestral Gagaku to even modern anime themes.

RYUJIN frontman and mastermind Ryoji Shinomoto says about the new single:

"In Japanese history, gekokujo refers to the act of a lower-ranking person politically or militarily overthrowing a higher-ranking person, violating the social order, and seizing power.

"I would say the song is Japanese horror folk metal. The music video also depicts Japan's unique horror. Enjoy the dark side of RYUJIN too!"

Watch the Music Video for “Gekokujo” HERE.


Sepultura have issued the following statement...

"Sepultura has reached the end of the road and has chosen to depart via a conscious and planned death.
 
Throughout the next 18 months we will celebrate 40 years of existence together along with our loyal fans on a farewell tour across the entire globe.
 
It will be a celebration of the past and the present for one final time.
 
After 4 decades filled with ups and downs, having visited 80 countries and countless different cultures, we’ve had the chance to become Brazil’s messenger to the world and spread our colors and rhythms worldwide. With our latest studio album Quadra, a highlight of our career, we added an unforgettable chapter followed by the SepulQuarta experience that helped us to overcome the difficult times of the pandemic together. We will unite our forces for one final, strong farewell. And all of you can be a part of it.
 
During this 40th anniversary tour, we will record 40 live tracks in 40 different cities and release a massive compilation of our best, most energetic moments on stage.
We are happy and very grateful for everything we could witness within the past four decades. We have released great albums and played unforgettable shows, cultivated friendships, met our idols, contributed to placing Brazilian metal on the world map, and therefore feel that we can leave the music scene with a sense of duty fulfilled.
 
We’ve always had the best fans in the world, who supported us with praise and criticism, who were demanding and intelligent, who grew together with the band and have always been loyal. Without you, none of this would have been possible. This album and this tour are for you. Dear SepulNation - we love you and always will!
 
Euthanasia, the right to a dignified death. The right to choose to live free and to choose when you die!"

Europe, Sepultura will celebrate with you for one final time together. As special guests, Ukrainian progressive metal highflyers Jinjer will join them on all 20 dates, alongside old-school death metallers Obituary and Philadelphia’s Jesus Piece.

Tickets will go on sale through all outlets on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 10:00 CET via www.sepultura.com.br/tour.

TOUR DATES:

30/10  Paris, FR - Zenith Paris - La Villette
31/10 Offenbach am Main, DE - Stadthalle
01/11  Hamburg, DE - Edel Optics Arena
02/11  Cologne, DE - Palladium
03/11  Den Bosch, NL - The Rock Circus
05/11  Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
06/11  Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Rockhal
08/11  Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
09/11  Dublin, IE - Olympia Theatre
10/11  Belfast, UK - Telegraph Building
11/11  Glasgow, UK - Barrowland Ballroom
12/11  London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
14/11  Zurich, CH - The Hall
15/11  Ludwigsburg, DE - MHP Arena
16/11  Munich, DE - Zenith
17/11  Budapest, HU - Barba Negra
19/11  Leipzig, DE - Haus Auensee
20/11  Vienna, AT - Gasometer
21/11  Katowice, PL - Spodek
22/11  Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
23/11  Prague, CZ - O2 Universum

 

British Black Metal band Eternal Funeral released their debut album "After Death". The release was produced, mixed and mastered by Nemesis Funera at the band's home studio.

Check out the album linked below:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3N2aGVUTl1AaJMO8ebB7fJ

Eternal Funeral was formed in 2020 at Luton, England by Nemesis Funera (vocal/guitar) as a form of therapy for his mental health struggles and experiences. Originally starting as a Funeral doom metal band Nemesis found a new appreciation for Black Metal which then inspired Nemesis to take the project in a whole different and darker route. In November 2022 Damadius Mourn (bass) and J.S Slaughter (drums) joined the band and the lineup was completed. 

 


Brace yourselves for a sonic journey into the mysterious realms of Spanish Avant-garde Black Metal with Deemtee's latest single, "Color Out of Space," a tantalizing glimpse into their upcoming album, "Strange Aeons & Deliriums," set to unleash its enigmatic power this 17th of December 2023.

Check out the new single linked below:

https://deemtee.bandcamp.com/track/color-out-of-space

Recorded, mixed, and mastered in the ethereal Kadath Sound by the wizardry of NHT, this upcoming release isn't just an album; it's a transcendental odyssey, a mesmerizing dance on the edge of experimental complexity. Deemtee plunges us into the terrifying universe of HP Lovecraft, weaving a tapestry of delirious ideas, groovy rhythms, hypnotic vocals, and unlikely genre fusions that defy the very essence of logic.

Formed in the creative cauldron of Madrid in 2015 by the visionary Oscar Martín Diez-Canseco, Deemtee is not just a band; it's a manifestation of artistic exploration. Influenced by the avant-garde spirits of Fleurety, Ved Buens Ende, Ulver, and more, their debut album "Flawed Synchronization with Reality" (2019) marked the inception of a musical adventure that knows no bounds.

 


Bruce Dickinson last night unveiled the dramatic, action-packed video for ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’, the first single to be taken from his upcoming solo album The Mandrake Project. In front of a packed audience on the opening day of CCXP23, Brazil’s huge Comic-Con event in Sao Paulo, he premiered the spectacular film and revealed further details about the album and forthcoming comic series in partnership with Z2, including releasing 2,000 CCXP-exclusive versions of the comic to the delight of the international comic community.
 
The Mandrake Project will be released on March 1st, via BMG. Across ten inventive, expansive and absorbing tracks, Bruce Dickinson and his long-term co-writer and producer Roy Z, have created one of 2024’s defining rock albums. Sonically heavy and rich in musical textures, it sees Bruce bring to life a musical vision long-in-the-making, and features some of the finest vocal performances of his career.
 
Recorded largely at LA’s Doom Room with Roy Z doubling up as both guitarist and bassist, the line-up for The Mandrake Project was rounded out by keyboard maestro Mistheria and drummer Dave Moreno, both of whom also featured on Bruce’s last solo studio album, Tyranny Of Souls, in 2005.
 
TRACKLISTING:


Afterglow Of Ragnarok (05.45)
Many Doors To Hell (04.48)
Rain On The Graves (05.05)
Resurrection Men (06.24)
Fingers In The Wounds (03.39)
Eternity Has Failed (06.59)
Mistress Of Mercy (05.08)
Face In The Mirror (04.08)
Shadow Of The Gods (07.02)
Sonata (Immortal Beloved) (09.51)
 
Fans of both Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden will notice that the album features the curiously-named ‘Eternity Has Failed’, which first appeared in a different form entitled ‘If Eternity Should Fail’ on Iron Maiden’s 2015’s album The Book of Souls, illustrating how long the creative process for The Mandrake Project has been in the works.

Bruce has previously described lead single, ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’ as, “a heavy song and there’s a great big riff driving it…but there’s also a real melody in the chorus that displays the light and shade that the rest of the album brings.” And the track is brought vividly to life in the cinematic video which premiered last night.
 
Directed by award-winning director Ryan Mackfall, written by Bruce Dickinson and acclaimed British writer Tony Lee (whose lengthy credits include 2000AD, DC and Marvel ranging from Dr Who & Star Trek to Spider Man & X-Men), the film unveils Dr Necropolis, the main protagonist at the heart of The Mandrake Project. It also sets the scene for the story to come, reflecting the dark narrative contained in the 8-page comic book prequel which features in the 7” gatefold vinyl release of the single.
 
Ryan Mackfall comments, “Many years before I was a director, I have fond memories of various music videos that spoke to me and one of those was ‘Can I Play With Madness’ by Iron Maiden. For me it defined what a music video is. Little did I know, many years later I’d be on a call with one of the stars of that video, Mr Bruce Dickinson, discussing ideas for a music video. Bruce has felt like a kindred spirit from that moment and it was therefore only right that we attempted to bring the story of ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’ to life in a live action form. Naturally the music is a big part of the engine of the music video and this track was a heavy hitter from the first play. But beyond that I firmly believe it’s also the passion of the artist that defines the results - Bruce’s passion is unmatched. I really hope the fans find themselves taking Necropolis’ journey with the mandrake juice time and time again. This is just the start of something very special!”
 
The Mandrake Project is not just an album, but a dark, adult story of power, abuse and a struggle for identity, set against the backdrop of scientific and occult genius. Created by Bruce Dickinson, the comic series is scripted by Tony Lee and stunningly illustrated by Staz Johnson for Z2 Comics, released as 12 quarterly issues that will be collected into three annual graphic novels. The first episode will be released in comic shops on January 17th, 2024.
 
Bruce Dickinson and his phenomenal band will bring the music of The Mandrake Project to life with a major headline tour next spring and summer.

WATCH THE ‘AFTERGLOW OF RAGNAROK’ VIDEO HERE.
 
 
TOUR DATES:


18th April - Diana Theater, Guadalajara, MEXICO
20th April – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, MEXICO
24th April – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, BRAZIL
25th April – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL
27th April – Opera Hall, Brasilia, BRAZIL
28th April – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL
30th April – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL
2nd May – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, BRAZIL
4th May – Vibra, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
18th May – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
19th May – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
21st May – Arena, Swansea, UK
23rd May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
24th May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
26th May – L’Olympia, Paris, FRANCE
28th May – 013, Tilburg, HOLLAND
29th May – De Oosterport, Groningen, HOLLAND
1st June – Barba Negra, Budapest, HUNGARY
3rd June – Arenale Romane, Bucharest, ROMANIA
5-8th June – Mystic Festival, Gdansk, POLAND *
5-8th June – Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN *
9th June – Rockefeller, Oslo, NORWAY
11th June – Grona Lund, Stockholm, SWEDEN
13th June – House Of Culture, Helsinki, FINLAND
14th June – Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, ESTONIA
16th June – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, GERMANY
17th June – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, GERMANY
19 – 22nd June – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
21st June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BELGIUM *
22nd June – Summerside Festival, Grenchen, SWITZERLAND *
24th June – Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, GERMANY *
25th June – Circus Krone, Munich, GERMANY
27-30th June – Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE *
30th June – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
3-6th July – Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, GERMANY *
5th July – Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Rome, Rome, ITALY *
6th July – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, ITALY *
9th July – E-Werk, Koln, GERMANY
13th July – Hala, Zagreb, CROATIA
16th July – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, BULGARIA
19th July – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, TURKEY
21st July – Release, Athens, GREECE *
 
* – festival performance

 


Finish Death/Black Metal band Witches Hollow released their new album "Grimoire". The release was recorded in "Nekala Dungeon Studios", and mixed/mastered by W.Horepreacher.

Check out the new album linked below:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0dZclUVYJrYrHw0dkeddPA

Witches Hollow was formed in 2019 at Tampere, Finland as a one-man project by HEX-IO who plays bass in Black Metal bands "Nôidva" and "The Watcher". The idea was to create a band which incorporates such influences as Old Man's Child and Cradle Of Filth and to create music that have concept albums with a single storyline.

 

German Blackened Death Metal band The Hell Beyond released their new video "The Rising" from the band's debut EP "First". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered in "Dark Times Records" by Thorben Brysch. The video was filmed by Katja Andres and Thorben Brysch.

Check out the video linked below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KS9kppADQ

The Hell Beyond was formed in 2021 at Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein as a one-man project by Thorben Brysch (ex-Lost A.D) who wanted to create a solo project where he would play Death and Black Metal music.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5Ho5TTIaMEPjk4l2ypWmvW

 


Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall proudly presents their fourth full-length album “Sounds of the Forgotten”, out May 31st 2024 via Deathwave Records.

“We found ourselves writing really depressing, melancholy songs about how just disappointed we were with all the work we put into Curse of Autumn and then going through the pandemic,” says front man/songwriter Joseph Michael. “Before that, we thought nothing was going to stop us. Then, something did. We felt a bit defeated. So, that’s how Sounds Of The Forgotten started. But we got out of that quickly. The songs we ended up writing were empowering. We have songs with negative emotions, but the overarching theme is moving forward and perseverance. That’s the epitome of Sounds Of The Forgotten.”

Witherfall also proudly present their new single "Ceremony of Fire".

"Ceremony of Fire is quintessential Witherfall", comments the band. "This song features elements that are cornerstones of the Witherfall sonic landscape from dark haunting hooks, to eclectic  musical twist and turns. For the fans of our debut album Nocturnes And Requiems you will be very pleased with this. The Video is a great representation of the lyrical theme. Filmed in part inside the ritual chamber at The Crooked Path in Burbank California, the video represents the harsh realities of the artists path."

"Come with me, to a clearing in the field before the dawn. In time you'll see the light, in a Ceremony of Fire"

Watch the video for "Ceremony of Fire" here: https://youtu.be/Y8UiY5n6LFc.

 


Things have been too quiet on the HATCHET front. The Bay Area metal band arguably produced some of the best new thrash of the 2010s, along with some relentless high energy live shows. Outside of the ‘Awaiting Evil’ debut vinyl reissue last year fans have been demanding more. Well, wishes are heard and another punch is struck with today’s release of “Leave No Soul.” The song can be heard via all streaming/download platforms, or check out the video, created by Tsunami Films (Blessed Curse, Tegmentum, Apothesary) HERE at https://youtu.be/w45dmT7Hvn4.

“Well kids, it's that time of year again... or rather that time in 5 years for us! That's right - New HATCHET material is finally here!” exclaims HATCHET vocalist/guitarist Julz Ramos. “It's hard to believe it's been that long since we released something. Time certainly is flying by faster than we all realize. Especially in these last couple of years of what some consider a changing of times or even a global crisis. Now the world is watching several violent invasion style wars that have just begun or are possibly continuations if you look back far enough. Seems mankind is constantly at odds with itself for trivial reasons. Does it ever get better? Or worse for that matter? Is this how it has always been and will always be? I found my mind drifting to these questions while spending lots of isolated time throughout the 2020-22 period, as much of the world did.  This was the period of actually writing and tracking of this and some other songs which we will released on an upcoming EP.”

“As a band this EP process was a challenge for several reasons. One being the odd way of completing it through several online and zoom style sessions to try and convey thoughts etc. Also due to a couple of us relocating our living situations, so meeting in person had become more difficult. This would attribute to several recording sessions of just 2 or 3 of us being present but unfortunately never all 4 of us at the same time,” further elaborates Julz. “You can do a lot with the internet, file sharing and home recording but for me there is something about being in-person with all 4 members and having some open-ended time to discuss and collectively arrange/write music that you just can't get through the computer. Also spending that much time on something makes you overanalyze and eventually rework things you might not have with a shorter yet more organic in-person feel. Overall, I think this came out great, but the process was much more drawn-out this time, and I don't think any of us enjoyed that part.”

“Yet, sitting back listening to it all, it still puts a huge smile on my face, and I hope all of you out there who have been waiting. I don't really know what that all means. Maybe you can tell me?”

So now you’ve heard the genesis and evolvement of this long gestating track, which we are proud to release, and to know Julz and the rest of HATCHET have more new stuff coming up in 2024 with an eventual EP release. Till more info is shared just enjoy “Leave No Soul” and spread the word.

 



American Symphonic Power Metal band Battle Chapel released their debut album "Heavy Is The Crown". The release was recorded and produced at "Perun Records Studios", and mixed/mastered by Tim Semerad.

Check out the album linked below:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3nsrNmWxrYzTZGUxRtxWtF

Battle Chapel was formed in 2022 at Pennsylvania, USA by Tim Semerad (Guitars). He discussed the concept for this new project with Justin Denham (Guitars) and the work has begun. During the recording of the first EP "The First Sermon" Alexandria Dawson (Vocals), Steve Jacobson (Guitars), Phil Coleman (Drums) and Jake Kohl (Bass) joined the band, and the lineup was completed.

 

American Dark Progressive Metal band Fear Devoid released their new single "Propagandist". The release was recorded at the band's home studio and mixed/mastered by Steve Montgomery at "Guerrilla Studios".

Check out the single linked below:

https://feardevoid.bandcamp.com/album/propagandist

https://open.spotify.com/album/4kIo3tSKBrf383IoKoArW4

Fear Devoid is a metal music project composed of two uncompromising individuals: Steve Montgomery (Drums, Vocals, Synths) and Ryan "The Machine" Keane (Guitars, Bass). In 2023 they joined forces through the bond of mutual disdain for modern regressive culture and bureaucracy.

 

 

Retro-metalheads 3 BRAVO have a debut album out, with the band hard at work, upon all new music! The band discusses this music, plans ahead, and much more, in regards to shows, touring, etc.

 

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

3 Bravo was formed in June of 2022. Dennis approached me and Josh, both his sons, and asked if we would like to get together to record some of the original music we’d jammed together over the last 20 years and write some more. We wanted to share our passion for hard rock and heavy metal with the world.
Dennis has been playing guitar for about 47 years, beginning when he was 13 years old after seeing his first KISS concert and wanting to be cool like Ace Frehley.  He has been in several bands over the years, both just for fun/jamming and in his younger years, touring and trying to “make it.” One of his high school bands, Crystal Rush, has recorded a couple album as they reunited to get their music down on a CD & leave a legacy.

Josh, our vocalist and drummer, has been playing since he was 9 years old. He has played in several local bands with a focus on heavy metal/metalcore/death metal. One of the bands he played, Behold the Requiem, was joined in music by me on bass.

I have been playing bass for 26 years. Initially, I started out on drumming, but found that bass was a more natural fit for me. I’ve been in and out of bands since I was 15 years old. Even when I was in the Marine Corps, I found some fellow musicians where we covered a bunch of Metallica and Pantera when we weren’t deployed or training.

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

3 Bravo is a little bit of an interesting story. So, when our dad approached us, the name of the group text was 3B since it was three Bowdens/boys. I wanted to start up our social media to begin hyping up our music a bit, but we didn’t have a name and we were a little stuck and finding something. Well, since I was in the military in the past, the phonetic pronunciation for the letter B is bravo; my squad in Iraq was designated MAP 3 Bravo (Mobile Assault Platoon, Bravo squad). It was a sign that we should stick with that in my mind, so I floated the idea and it stuck.

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 in the Ogden area in Utah. The scene for hard rock and metal is pretty good in Utah, which may surprise some since there are a lot of Mormons in the state, but every show we have gone to has been jam packed whether a solid local act or a touring band. Most hard rock and metal shows sell out their venues for the bigger acts. One of the acts tearing it up in the hard rock side has been Citizen Soldier.

4. How would you describe your style?

We are what I would call more retro-metal. While we incorporate some modern hard rock and heavy metal elements in our music, we like to play a much more classic style in our genre. We bring some blues elements into what we do, especially in the hard rock styled songs. While we do enjoy some of the more extreme metal sub genres, we wanted to pay homage to the sounds of the 80s with bands like Iron Maiden, Queensryche, and Judas Priest.
 
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our debut album was released on May 5, 2023, titled Upheaval. It is a 9-song album that fills in a nice range of what you get in hard rock and heavy metal. What you will get is storytelling, lead guitar shredding some solos, some progressive rock/metal elements (especially on drums), and an exploration into the human condition with some of the emotional topics we hit on.

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

Absolutely! We are currently wrapping up a few more songs for our second album, Divine Wreckage, which we expect to release in early 2024. We are also in the process of working on an EP dedicated to my son who passed away in June this year. We also have hundreds of riff ideas recorded over the years and a long list of lyrics to see if we can match to those riffs. We expect to release at least three to four more albums going forward.

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

Right now we are looking for a drummer to join so that we can play live shows. As talented as Josh is as a vocalist and drummer, doing both at the same time with his vocal range is a challenge. We are considering using his recorded drums on a backing track until we can find a drummer, but we prefer to have that live drumming element. From there, who knows what may happen. We will definitely be playing locally, continue to put out music and video, so if we can get enough support in other areas, we very well may end up touring.

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

One of the things I would love to do for my dad is get us into a festival. In his time, he never really got to play the big crowd and he left his last band when we were kids to take care of us. I would love to be able to get him in front of a roaring crowd someday so he can finally see that dream.

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

We are on pretty much every streaming service: Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. You can find us on BandCamp as well. Our merch store is www.3bravomerch.com, where we also have our CD available.

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

We are not “today’s” metal, so to speak. You are going to get a little bit of diversity and it will have that old school sound. We play what we want, we write what we want, and that’s how we roll. We aren’t owned by a label, so we explore ballads, progressive elements, blues, etc. We just write what we do and love it.

 

 

Modernized rockers MACHINE 85 have not one but two single's out, with an album in the works set for release! The band talks about these pieces, and the future ahead.

 

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

Hi! Thanks for this interview! Jokke Pettersson here, singer and founder of the band. Ive had this music in me since I was a kid. Which I was when I met our drummer Ulf Wahlgren. We met when we where 13, I had a metallica t-shirt and he had a Slipknot t-shirt. We instantly started to skip classes and started to play together. First year we only played metallica covers haha. I met bassplayer Alfred Andersson when we where 16. So a few years later. We met at a music school and found each-other right away. Since then the 3 of us have played together, toured together and recorded In various constellations over the years. So when I decided to form a new band it had to be with my brothers. I wanted to record my dream-album. And so we did, At the famous Soundenporium in Nashville. No click track, no bullshit. Pure energy and joy.

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

I just wanted to have a name that was unique when you google haha. The music industry today makes you feel like a machine sometimes too. Lot of DIY.  

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 al from the south of Sweden. Our country has a GREAT rock scene. In Flames, Soilwork, The Hives just to name a few. 

4. How would you describe your style?

A Big bowl of energy, joy, and rock. Old school feelings with a modern touch,

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

We have two singles out. Forever Broken and 20 Days. You can expect honest sounds, and honest playing. Classic heavy metal with a 70s vibe.

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

We have a full album ready to go. Planning the release. And Im always working on new material so yes!

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

We just signed with our first management Deadfall. We are ready to go!

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

Tour as much as possible on this release then record the next album.

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

Stream it wherever you stream! Both our singles also have music videos. Search for Machine 85 on YouTube and you will find us easily. 

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

What a fucking ride!

 


Hard rockin, heavy metal act XILL DOORS have released two single's with an album underway! The band discusses these details, and furthering plans that are ahead for the next year!

 

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

The idea for XIII Doors has been around since about 2015, but due to life getting in the way it kept getting put on the long finger! Sometime around 2020 myself and Ed started compiling demos and ideas properly, and we started tracking in 2021. In terms of who we are, I (DJ) have been interested in music since I was a kid. My parents were quite musical and I got my first guitar when I was 4 years old. When I was about 17/18 I started playing professionally and haven’t regretted a moment since! Ed joins me on guitar and vocal duties…We’ve been playing music together for years. Ed is a London native who started his musical journey as an audio engineer at the esteemed Red Bus Studios in London's West End and produces and mixes our music. On bass guitar we have Pat Byrne and on Drums Alex Sanchez de Orduna.

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

Somebody else asked me this recently and I wish I had a cool answer! A fan asked if it had anything to do with the Doors album 13…Consciously, it doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t some sort of subconscious influence. In reality, I grew up in number 13 on the street, and my parents got married on Friday the 13th so I’ve never really found the number to be bad luck. The name has been around for that long that I forget where the “Doors” part of it came from.

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’re based in the West of Ireland and for a small country, there really is a great music scene for everyone. West of where I’m living has a huge traditional music scene, then if you go into Limerick you’ve got a fantastic metal scene and everything else in between. I think Ireland has a particular affinity for music and every genre is welcome here (although you’re much more likely to find a trad or country band playing than a hard rock/metal band)!

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is definitely in the hard rock/metal genre…Heavily influenced by bands like Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Daughtry, Tremonti etc…We add some other elements to the sound, like big 80s vocals and traditional instruments from around the world but we’re primarily a hard rock style band!

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

To date, we have only released our debut single “Lead The Way”. Our 2nd single “Unleash The Beast” is follows a similar style and theme to Lead The Way. A hard hitting song with a singable chorus!

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

We have a full album of material recorded, we’re hoping to have this released in the new year sometime in March/April or thereabouts.

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

We have some plans in the works but I can’t say anything about it just yet.

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

Really, we just want to have fun, make great music and memories and hopefully make people happy by listening to our music.

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

You can listen to us on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube etc.) and you can buy our stuff here: https://www.xiiidoors.com/.

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

Interesting question…To be honest, as long as the listener enjoys listening to our music I think we’ve done our job. We just want to make music that makes people’s days that little bit better!