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Rock band A MIDNIGHT TRAGEDY is a four piece from out on the east coast, having released a handful of content, including a recent single, vocalist/guitarist Dallas Sanchez comes back to talk about what has come about since the last time we spoke sometime ago.


1. It's been quite a while since we last spoke, so what happened between then and now?

Dallas: A lot. Since we last spoke I believe we put out one last E.P and toured a bit before riding off into the sunset.  Life happened for a lot of us and we wanted to take some time off to explore and grow.  We see how long that lasted.

2. You went on to release your debut EP and album "Lost Under Infinite Sorrow". But went out and released a new song and video release titled "You're to Blame", tell me about this?

Dallas: So after we released “Lost” we played everywhere, big shows, small shows, out of state shows.  We went everywhere we could to showcase our big rock opera.  We started writing and decided we wanted to put something fresh out there and You’re to Blame was definitely a good representation of where our sound was heading.

3. Can you tell me about when Dallas was able to perform alongside The Misfits for their song "Forbidden Zone"?

Dallas: Jerry said no at first haha.  He wanted to rehearse and there was no time.  We had opened for them 3 times and I felt confident enough in our relationship to let him know I had been a lifelong fan and could do it.  After a few minutes of deliberation he asked if I knew forbidden zone and the rest was history.

4. Do you have any new music in the works that we can expect to hear or see in the form of a video release?

Dallas: We are actually in the process of writing a new album.  There are a few demos circulating and we have discussed that the only way to present any new music moving forward is with visual media.  So to answer your question, yes.

5. In 2019 the original line-up of A Midnight Tragedy had came together why did you want to get the original bill back together?

Dallas: So around September of 2018 our guitarist had an amazing opportunity present itself and it unfortunately relocated him to Georgia.  We were burnt out and kind of at the end so we never really even had a final show.  Around April of 2019 I started talking with some of the original members of the band about possibly doing one last show with the original lineup, we would play our very first album “Reinventing The End” in its entirety and move on from there.  It was a way to add closure to a 13 year journey and send it off the right way.

6. So is the current line-up as of right now the original or is it all new members altogether?

Dallas: The current lineup is indeed the original lineup.  We are older and wiser and more developed musically so for us to come together with a more mature approach is really cool.

7. After that event took place, another one happened known as covid-19, what ran through your head when you heard the news up until this day and time!

Dallas: Honestly, we had already hung it all up so it was a relief that we got to have that last show before the world took that right away from us.  Once the world shut down and the restrictions took place we all put more focus on ourselves and our families and that was honestly the best thing we could’ve done.

8. Do you or any of the other members have any other projects going on you would like to discuss?

Dallas: Well, I do have a solo project on SoundCloud under the name Dallas DeAlba.  As far as the other guys, we are all parents except for John who has a successful recycling company that he built from the ground up.  Our lead guitarist Ryan has a successful DJ business and is really making a name for himself in that world.  Dan and River are raising families as well as working hard in their respective careers. Dan is an Emmy award winning engineer and always has something going on.  

9. What about plans for the band anything to mention?

Dallas: We do have a show with Crashing Atlas coming up in February which also coincides with my (Dallas) birthday.  We recently had a comeback show Halloween weekend and it was a huge success so we decided it was time to ride the wave and play some shows.

10. Thanks for the catch-up, have any final words of expression?

Dallas: In March of 2020 the world told us we weren’t allowed to live.  We had to confirm to this new way of life and be ok with it.  That was something we just couldn’t do.  After our “last show” October of 2019 we felt good and always intended to do it again.  When we couldn’t, we realized we were taking our own passion for granted and actually spiting ourselves.   We decided to have “one more show” that turned into what it is now.  I’m not saying we are chasing record deals or booking tours, what I am saying is that there is still more life in AMT and we look forward to showing everyone what we have coming.  Thank you Natalie for always keeping AMT relevant.


Swedish black metal pioneers DARK FUNERAL release their first single and video “Let The Devil In”, off their upcoming full-length album, We Are The Apocalypse, out March 18thvia Century Media Records. The unforgiving darkness of this brand-new track perfectly fits the gory and sinister atmosphere of the video, filmed, directed and edited by Grupa13, giving a good foretaste of what you can expect from We Are The Apocalypse.

Guitarist and DARK FUNERAL founder Lord Ahriman states, “It is with great pleasure that we can hereby offer you a first taste of our upcoming album ‘We Are The Apocalypse’ with the track ‘Let The Devil In’. It may be a slightly different song from us, but it still holds the true darkness and spirit that is Dark Funeral. It was obvious to all of us that this would be the song that we set the bar with and premiere first. The song also comes with a video, which we recorded in Wroclaw, Poland together with Grupa13. It really was a great pleasure to work with such a professional team. The result is outstanding and fits this completely dark story that is ‘Let The Devil In’ very well.”

Ahriman further adds, “To me, ‘Let The Devil In’ comes in as a proof of the great deeds you can achieve when you turn to your innermost darkness and in harmony become one with your inner devil. ENJOY the darkness!”

Watch the video for “Let The Devil In” HERE


XOMG POP! are seven talented girls that love to sing and dance! They were picked by popstar JoJo Swia from her new TV series Swia's Dance Pop Revolution" streaming now on Peacock. The pop group have also just released recently their newest and sole single "Candy Hearts" with a tie in music video which can be seen HERE.


Chilean Doom/Death Metal band  Weight Of Emptiness released their new video clip "Chucao". The song is based on a legend associated with a little bird of the same name, which inhabits the forests of southern Chile. It is associated with a Mapuche legend, which indicates that if a walker goes into a forest and hears the Chucao trill from the right, he will have a quiet journey, but if the trill is from the left side, it will be better to return. 

The video clip was recorded mainly in southern Chile, and was directed and edited by Lucho Villegas. Joaquín Cacciuttolo was in charge of photography and post color. The actor who appears is Mario Montecinos, who also wrote the lyrics of the song, and reflects part of his own history with some nuances to extol the search for freedom and how madness underlies the loneliness of the deepest part of the Valdivian rainforest. .

Check out the video at the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxGEG6rqxE

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.


Russian Industrial Metal band Efpix released their new album "No More Remorse". The new release was recorded at the band home studio, beside the drums that were recorded at "Zaris Studio".Produced and mixed by Alexander Kondrashov. Mastered by Dan Swanö at "Unisound" in Sweden.


TRACKLISTING:

1. From Stars to the Ground

2. Pop

3. Overcome

4. Erasing the Stars

5. The End of My Life

6. Watch

7. Escaping the World

8. Mankind Anthem

9. Scorched

10. I Do

11. No More Remorse

12. Ever


Check out the album at the following:


https://efpix.bandcamp.com/album/no-more-remorse


https://open.spotify.com/album/4tsH8wAAbOGu8q5hZOK8gB


German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION celebrate their 40th anniversary by setting the world ablaze with a new, hard-hitting grenade in the form of their new album, Diabolical, out April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records!

DESTRUCTION singer/bassist SCHMIER about the video: "I love the title track of the new record, it represents the album, pure old school and in your face Thrash Metal! We wanted a video that shows our trademarks, so the MAD BUTCHER had to be there! It is only his second appearance in a DESTRUCTION video ever but his most remarkable one so far for sure!"

Watch the new music video for “Diabolical” HERE.


Being from Mexico, this two person project known as SAGREVEHT have just released their debut album titled "Thanatology", an album whose word currently is getting around. But not only has this band released said album, they have taken the time to discuss the holidays with us below!


1. What are you doing for the holidays?

Not much, I just got surgery, but I'm writing music and recording a little.

2. This Halloween season I did what?

I actually had the first rehearsals with a full band to play our very first gig in November.

3. Did you dress up this year?

No, I'm not that much in to the costume thing, besides here in México we celebrate Day of the Dead!

4. What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat?

Candy I guess? I've never had anything in Halloween since we don't do that holiday that much haha

5. What are you thankful for?

To be alive and well, for my music, and everything I was able to do this year even with some issues

6. Do you have a favorite dish for Thanksgiving or do you enjoy everything?

We do not celebrate thanks giving so I I would not know, but that pumpkin pie I see in movies looks great!

7. Who's the one out of the band, that eats the most, when it comes to the holiday season?

Probably Aldo th drummer, he needs to keep strong to play that double pedal!

8. Do you or have you gone shopping on Black Friday, if so what did you find and buy? Or have you gone out to see the sights of the crowds?

I bought a new mic since my old Super 55 stopped working! So I got a KSM8 

9. When it comes to the holiday season, does the band all get together, or does everyone do their own thing?

We like being together, but sometimes could be a little difficult but we keep in touch in group chats.

10. What is your favorite Christmas song to sing and why?

Carol of the Bells sounds oddly dark and scary and I love that contrast 

11. One thing you really want for Christmas is what?

A PRS custom 24 with piezo 10 top Fire Red Burst guitar

12. Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Enough so, that you would pay him a visit at the mall or other local events?

We don´t do that here

13. What type of Christmas tree do you prefer white or green or your own version?

Green I guess

14. Are you a late or early Christmas shopper?

Very early before the all the delivery delays start happening

15. One thing you have to do on New Year's Eve?

Stay awake at least until 3:00 A.M.

16. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

Do more music and play in as many places as I can!


Russian symphonic black/folk metal band DEMON SHINEGAMI have just released their new album "Returning to Nihil", which was in development for quite sometime, it is a one man band project that has taken the time to step away from this album's promotion to discuss the holiday season!


1. What are you doing for the holidays?

Well, I always try to become a better person than I was yesterday - whether it's holidays or not. Only by living up to this simple rule I’ve managed to become a full-fledged musician with my own discography starting from scratch.

2. This Halloween season I did what?

This autumn I’ve managed to release a new album and to develop a concept for the next one already. I was so focused on that I have totally missed out all the holidays actually. 😆

3. Did you dress up this year?

As a Zen follower, who has refused and rejected my own personality, I think the best idea for Halloween is to become myself once again for a day or two to reminisce about my past gains and losses in order to never forget the lessons I've learned. So I guess it's dressing up like my old self.

4. What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat?

I enjoy mochi a lot. Although it's a Japanese dessert.

5. What are you thankful for?

For all the obstacles and hardships the Universe has put me through to make me stronger and more confident. You know, stones on a sea shore become smooth after being thoroughly polished by waves. I’d say, a strong-willed person develops in a similar way.

6. Do you have a favorite dish for Thanksgiving or do you enjoy everything?

In Buddhism they thank all the living creatures (including plants) which were deprived of their lives so that we can prepare and eat a meal. So it’s not about what you eat, it's more about your feelings while you eat.

7. Who's the one out of the band, that eats the most, when it comes to the holiday season?

Since I'm the only band member, I'm the one that eats both the most and the least. Maybe I should come up with a self-challenge someday - to eat more or less than the last time. :D

8. Do you or have you gone shopping on Black Friday, if so what did you find and buy? Or have you gone out to see the sights of the crowds?

I’m not fond of shopping unless it's something I really need. For example a new pack of guitar strings to replace the rusty-dusty old ones. )

9. When it comes to the holiday season, does the band all get together, or does everyone do their own thing?

It's always important for each of us to get together with oneself. Because if you get to know yourself you’ll eventually be able to understand other people better.

10. What is your favorite Christmas song to sing and why?

It’s a Japanese song called “Xmas? I don't know such a thing!” It's just a sarcastic way to look at being a grown-up who’s all gloomy-doomy ‘cuz they're not able to enjoy holidays like an innocent child anymore.

11. One thing you really want for Christmas is what?

It's the inner peace. Every person is always their own arch-enemy. And stopping all the fighting between emotions, regrets, fears etc. inside ourselves would be the best present... Uh, OK, peace on Earth matters as well. :)

12. Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Enough so, that you would pay him a visit at the mall or other local events?

In the ancient times they used to say that fictional or supernatural beings exist as long as someone believes in their existence. So it doesn't matter if I believe in Santa or not. Since many others do, that means he's there somewhere in some way.

13. What type of Christmas tree do you prefer white or green or your own version?

I’d prefer any except for a natural chopped down tree. Because Buddhism actually considers trees and plants living creatures just as much as animals or humans. And none of the living things deserves to be killed for solely decorative purposes.

14. Are you a late or early Christmas shopper?

Shopping for the sake of shopping itself leads to over-attachment towards material things. It's not like you have to reject them. But I personally prefer to control my needs and urges instead of letting them take control over me. It's essential since my ultimate goal is becoming my own and only master.

15. One thing you have to do on New Year's Eve?

Back when I was a teenager I used to play “Final Fantasy V” every New Year's Eve. And now I usually publish a new video game music cover each year to help other people recall those nostalgic times of their lives as well.

16. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

Yeah, there is one actually. You see, my father was a sportsman and therefore had been training me since my childhood. I used to do all kinds of stuff - from athletics to hatha yoga. I could even do the splits when I was 8. But several years later I had to stop due to some health reasons. And recently I've decided to bring back what was lost - my flexibility. It'll take a huge amount of time and effort though. But since I've spent 15 years on composing my best album and have recently finished it - spending another 10-15 on achieving on more goal doesn't seem like a big deal anymore. )