Rising female-fronted metal crew ‘Zoltar Speaks’ have just set loose their new video single ‘Nothing In The World’ today.
Pulling from everyone from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden to Coheed and Cambria, Zoltar Speaks are here to shake your world with a sound that merges both fiery and majestic vocals with hearty riffs and elephantine choruses.
View the video below!!
Formed in 2009 and bursting out of the rural plains of Somerset, Zoltar Speaks are fronted by enigmatic vocalist Louise Body, with Ben Dean hammering at the drums, Simon Roocroft providing the backbone on bass, and Daniel Pratt and Jason Coles shredding it up on the guitars. The unstoppable five-piece have built up an army of dedicated followers fuelled by extensive touring throughout Southern England and Wales where they notched up supports with Idiom and Malefice. The release of the band’s debut EP ‘Treatment’ further increased their national profile, and now with the launch of their new full length album ‘Save As I Save’, the ascending metal crew are set to soar.
The south west melodic metal crew’s debut album ‘Save As I Save’ features twelve stunning slabs of cutting metal and has already racked up critical acclaim from Big Cheese, Metal Hammer, Rocksound and Powerplay. Metal Hammer in particular have been very supportive of the band by placing a track from the record on their cover CD. The band now surge forward with the release of the video single ‘Nothing In The World’, out this May and the cut is destined to grace TV screens.
London metallers Savage Messiah will be flying the flag for British heavy metal in front of an audience of millions tonight, as the band are due to appear on Channel 4 News on national TV at 7pm.
The band were interviewed for the segment this morning by Channel 4's Culture and Digital Editor, Paul Mason, to talk about their recent grant awarded by the British government as part of the Music Export Growth Scheme.
The Music Export Growth Scheme was established by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry, formerly British Phonographic Institute) to provide financial help to British artists in order to support international touring and promotion. Savage Messiah were among fourteen artists to be selected for the grant, out of over a thousand applicants.
Savage Messiah frontman Dave SIlver also talked about his upcoming participation in Heavy Metal Truants, a charity bike ride started by Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood and Metal Hammer Editor-in-Chief Alexander Milas, which last year raised almost £100,000 for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline. The 161-mile ride starts off at Alexandra Palace in London on June 11th, and ends outside the Download Festival at Donington Park on June 13th.
Savage Messiah comment:
"We had a great time working with the folks from Channel 4 today; it's certainly going to be weird to be on the news! But kudos to the guys for having the bravery to put metal on the tele! I'm sure a few eyebrows will be raised! Make sure you tune in!!!"
Watch Savage Messiah on Channel 4 News tonight at 7pm UK time on TV, or watch live online at http://watchlive.channel4.com
See SAVAGE MESSIAH performing live at the following shows:
May 17 - San Antonio, Ibiza - Hard Rock Hell Road Trip
Jun. 28 - South Lanarkshire, UK - Les-Fest
Jul. 19 - Manchester, UK - SOS Festival
Aug. 16 - Kettering, UK - Alt-Fest
Aug. 30 - Brighton, UK - Mammothfest
Nov. 08 - Manchester, UK - Headbangers Balls
Dec. 13 - London, UK - Underworld (w/ Lawnmower Deth, Evil Scarecrow)
GMA has learned overnight that Trivium have parted with their drummer Nick Augusto.
The band have put out a statement in light of this news (we must stress that at present it is not known if Mat will take up drumming duties permanently, for now he is temporarily covering the current US tour dates with Volbeat).
"To Trivium Fans, Friends and Family:
I had asked everyone to make this statement regarding Nick, personally and on behalf of the band because of the history we both have had together as friends and bandmates. There is no easy way to go about parting ways with someone; whether it's in a band or not, but if it is coming directly from one of us, I hope that it will be perceived out of our respect for him.
This past Sunday, Matt, Corey, and I decided that it was best to part ways with Nick and to move forward as soon as possible. This decision was not one that we took lightly, given the fact that we are in the midst of a tour, and more importantly, that Nick has been with us for almost 3 and half years.
We spoke face to face for about an hour on the bus - first informing him of our decision to move forward, both discussing the situation and how to precede with announcing it, as well as personally thanking him for being there when we needed him as a tech, and then as drummer. I made both those calls to Nick - I asked him if he would be willing to drop everything and come out and be apart of Trivium at a moments notice and he did without hesitation. On stage we all fit well together - I believe we became a tighter and more unified band because of him. There was not a dramatic ending to this, honestly it was quite muted and I am happy to have been able to speak directly and calmly to one another.
I believe we all agreed that what started out great "off stage" in the beginning, over time began to fray. It became obvious that things were not going to work out in the long run. We did not want to reach the point where the differences between us became apparent on stage. Being in a band is privilege afforded to us by all of you, and as much as we owe you guys the best show we can possibly give you, we also realize that being out here has to be enjoyable enough for us to continue to do so.
We truly wish nothing but the best for Nick and whatever projects he becomes involved in. We will be rooting for him to succeed. I would like to add that as the one who championed Nick to become our drummer 3 and half years ago, I will be the first person to vouch for him as an incredible drummer and as an immense force and presence on stage. The last show together at Carolina Rebellion was a powerful one, and I am happy to say that we ended our time together on such a high and positive note.
Lastly, I would like to thank our drum tech Mat Madiro for stepping up to the plate and learning our entire set in 24 hours, allowing us to continue this tour without a hitch. We have always tried to treat both band and crew as family, and the support for Mat from our other crew guys has been amazing, thank you all - Eric, Joey, Sam, Jeremy, and Mike! Another HUGE thank you to Volbeat and their crew for giving us their entire sound check at the Niagara Falls show to allow us to run through the set with Mat. They have been a great band to tour with and this act only further solidified to us what stand up guys they are on and off stage.
Nick, thank you once again for the hard work with us, we will always be grateful for the time we spent together with you on the road and in the studio".
Thank you all for your support and understanding.
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