New Zealand alternative metallers Come To Dolly have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records. The label is set to release a “Deluxe Edition” of their latest album entitled ‘Desire’ which features 12 tracks, including 2 never-before-released bonus tracks, “Harmonize with Chaos” and “Save Ourselves”.
Preview the ‘Desire’ album here: https://youtu.be/gthqyj8BGag
Formed in 2006, Come to Dolly pull major influence from bands such as Deftones, Tool, Incubus, Mudvayne, and Northlane. The ‘Desire’ album was recorded at Sister Lung Productions in Napier, New Zealand and was mastered by Chris Chetland at KOG Mastering. The album cover was designed by Ben Persen, featuring the photography of Geoff Jones.
Come to Dolly states:-
“We are extremely proud to announce becoming part of the Zombie Shark Records family. We look forward to working with the L.A. based label and have an exciting year ahead of us.”
Come to Dolly is:
Ben “Chalky” Bath
Alternative metal star Nookie returns with her 3rd full-length solo album containing 13 powerful tracks backed up by her talented group of musicians. The singer keeps a strict schedule of releasing a new record every 2 years and Exceptions (translated from “Исключения”) follows on from her first album Alive in 2013 and then in 2015, Lunar Butterfly Pollen.
The album Exceptions turns out to be musically powerful and deep in content. The title of the disc is not accidental, it reflects the main idea. According to Nookie, her new disc is addressed to each specific person as an exception. The centre of attention is a person who is opposed to the crowd. In the world there are no two identical people, it’s important to be yourself and to feel the importance of your own life – the main idea that she wants to convey. The sound covers uncompromising nu-metal and alternative complemented with strong melodies and topped with the unmistakable voice of Nookie herself.
Nookie is the solo project of Russian group Slot’s singer Daria Stavrovich. For most people, Nookie’s name is associated exclusively with the extravagant vocalist of the band Slot, who have made their name and still ignite the Russian alternative scene. But it is difficult to place a talented person in any particular style or frame, and even more so to keep them there. In 2016, Nookie participated in the singing show “Voice”, where she successfully passed the “blind auditions”. Nookie became a real sensation on that fifth season and was the most discussed and viewed participant of the project.
Exceptions | Released August 7th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Nookie – Lead Vocals
Sergey Bogolyubskiy – Guitar
Andrey Ostrav – Bass
Alexander Karpukhin – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
New York based rock / alternative metal band Another Day's Armor has released the official music video for their single, "Death Investing." Originally premiered on BVTV Music, "Death Investing" was filmed by Alex Kouvatsos at Blackwolf Imaging.
Watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDsxlv0z8vo&feature=youtu.be
Another Day's Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles "Reflections" and "Simple As Sin." Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.
Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli - Vocals, Nick Palma - Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell - Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski - Bass, and Alec Keshishian - Drums.
Another Day’s Armor aren't just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock.
Brisbane's high-flying metal outfit Flynn Effect's EP Monument is out today!
Surfacing as a live band in August 2014 and releasing their first album Skin just a few months later, Flynn Effect quickly established themselves within their scene as a force to be reckoned with – delivering a refreshing take on alternative rock and a theatrical live show featuring the band’s own self-created automatic lighting system, CO2 and pyrotechnics.
Flynn Effect's ambitious live performances have seen the band share the stage with rock and metal royalty, including Lacuna Coil, Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and Seether, as well as perform alongside Australian heavyweights Orpheus Omega, Osaka Punch and Darkcell. In 2018, Flynn Effect are embarking on a new journey with the release of a new EP and a national tour in its support.
Flynn Effect's Monument EP is out now. All Singles are also available now in Spotify and Apple Music.
More details at flynneffectmusic.com
Russian alternative rock/metal band Rainfall Today arrive with their debut album Eternal available in all
the standard formats worldwide via Sliptrick Records. Citing influences such as including Asking Alexandria, Evanescence, Deftones and Alice In Chains to name a few, it gives an indication toward their hard modern sound topped with strong melodies and performances. Following on the heels of their first independently released EP In Your Head (2016), Eternal is the bands first full-length offering.
Here’s the bands rather opaque and unique description for Eternal:-
“It is generally accepted that the Earth is our home. But there are too many people on Earth who feel like a stranger here. And what if somewhere far away, maybe even in another galaxy, each of us has a planet of our own?
A special place, where you are the ruler of your universe? Red sand, warm wind, deep black seas and endless mountains… or an iron city where people live, without fears and experiences and communicate at a subconscious level? For everyone there is a different world in which we will feel at home. Where things will be understood and accepted. But while these planets are so far away from us, they can not fly in a few hours, there is another way. Close your eyes, put headphones on your ears, turn on Rainfall Today. And listen. Your planet, your real home inside your head. There are no borders. Only you create them! You can do everything!
Thanks to all the people who believe in themselves, their force creates in spite of everything.”
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Logic Il Logic Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce that "Dreamy Reflections", official debut album of Italian alternative rock/metal band Orphan Skin Diseases, is set for release on July 13, 2018. Orphan Skin Diseases were formed in 2015 by drummer maestro Massimiliano Becagli, known in the Italian scene as the drummer for respected heavy metallers No Remorse. The Orphan Skin Diseases line-up was completed by the addition of skilled musicians from the Italian rock/metal scene: Gabriele Di Caro (ex Sabotage, ex Outlaw - Vocals), Juri Costantino (ex Creation - Bass) & David Bongianni (ex Virya, Little CB - Guitar). The band’s style was built by mixing the influences from each musician in order to reach a refined and personal sound. Progressive rock music, heavy metal influences, funky hints and alternative elements are perfectly mixed and balanced to create a powerful-but-catchy experience.
Guitarist & founding member David Bongianni, talking about the album, says:-
"14 new songs, 14 actual and personal stories for the whole band. 14 tracks reunited in an album with a clear title, "Dreamy Reflections", which represents what we feel inside and what we try to show throughout the album. We like to define ourselves a four-pieces band plus one member, this to remark that Dimitri Bongianni is now officially part of the band due to his precious support both in providing vocals parts and arranging the songs of the album. Last but not least, we'd like to thank our label, Logic Il Logic Records, for the precious help in making this album possible".
Music is not the only distinctive side of Orphan Skin Diseases. Their artistic approach shows comprehensive research on the lyrical side, with songs facing hard and challenging themes. The depletion of earth’s resources and the dominance of financial lobbies are just a couple of examples, along with a structured analysis of human emotions and personal life experiences. The name of the band is taken from an international database granted to doctors around the world, who can read and insert data about unusual and unknown skin diseases; essentially another way to show a strong and helpful approach toward innocent and defenceless human beings.
"Flyn' Soul" video: https://youtu.be/A_-6NoQpl7A
Buy single "Flyn' Soul" now: http://www.burningmindsgroup.com/logic-illogic/buy/90
"Dreamy Reflections" has been mixed and mastered @ Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella - BS - Italy) by Italian sound engineer Oscar Burato (Airbound, Firmo). Pre-orders of the album (including the Special Ltd. Personalized Edition available exclusively @ Rock Temple) will be launched in early July.
Orphan Skin Diseases is:
Gabriele Di Caro: Lead Vocals
Dimitri Bongianni: Lead & Backing Vocals
David Bongianni: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Juri Costantino: Bass & Backing Vocals
Massimiliano Becagli: Drums
Maynard James Keenan received the Icon Award at Monday night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ ceremony.
The award was presented to Keenan by Daniel P. Carter, host of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, recognizing a lifetime of contributions to heavy music, with past lifetime achievement winners including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Lemmy and Alice in Chains. Keenan was celebrated for his work with his trio of bands: A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and Tool.
Keenan is in the midst of a European tour with A Perfect Circle, supporting the band’s recently released album, Eat The Elephant. A Perfect Circle kicks off the first of three consecutive, sold out shows in the UK beginning this evening at the O2 Apollo in Manchester followed by back-to-back performances at the O2 Academy Brixton.
A Perfect Circle tour dates:
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 16 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Kastelsedijk
June 22 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle
October 20 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
October 22 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 24 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
October 26 – 28 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 30 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
November 1 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
November 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 3 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena *
November 6 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 7 Baltimore, MD UMBC Events Center
November 9 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show)
November 11 Minneapolis, MN Armory (93X Radio Show)
November 13 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
November 14 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
November 17 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center
November 18 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
November 20 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
December 2 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Academy
December 3 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse
December 5 London, UK Wembley Arena Pavilion
December 7 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
December 12 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen
December 13 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
December 15 Kraków, Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
December 16 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
December 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 19 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
All girl Italian riot metal group Charlotte In Cage are putting a voice to their ideas with their new album Times Of Anger. Citing influences such as Kittie, Hole, Pussy Riot, Moonspell and Marilyn Manson, it’s clear these girls have something to say and aren’t about to hold back.
The album has varied and unique sounds that perfectly express the differences in the musical background of the band members. All this was important to Charlotte In Cage, as they didn’t want to set limits in their creation. Therefore, the primary function of their work is that of “artistic expression without limits in itself”.
One of the main concepts of the album is the social denouncing of oppression and injustice, particularly involving women, and found in different environments and social structures. This is the lens through which we tend to distort reality. Songs like Times Of Anger or I Hate Myself were specifically designed to highlight this concept and the related message.
Mixed and mastered at Hombre Lobo Studio.
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Spanish Modern Metal act Flames At Sunrise have signed a world wide publishing deal with Wormholedeath Records.
The band's debut full length "Born In Embers" has been released last years along with 2 official music videos :“III Faces” and “Ark Flesh”. “III Faces” has reached more than 79.000 views and "Ark Flesh" was listed as one of the best Spanish video clips of 2017 from “METAL ESPAÑOL”.
'Ill Faces'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwhwA1nRoyU
'Ark Flesh' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX4mTc0c0Pk
Flames At Sunrise is a metal band from Barcelona born in 2011 with the will to bring their personal vision of music, based in the influence of different modern metal styles and creating a new message from the sound experimentation. After 3 years on the stage, they released their first EP called “Never Coming Home”. This EP contains 4 songs: “Never Coming Home”, “Take It Down” and “Bitch” (with a videoclip for each one), and “Grievance”. Since the release, they have defended their EP, winning some competitions like “Nous Talents” in 2014 (with jury members like Carles Benavent, the well known bassist of Paco de Lucía, and the guitarist from Pegasus, Max Sunyé) and “Barracas De Tarragona“. Meanwhile, they were composing their full length album "Born In Embers".
Another one of this good news is that Guitar Flash, a mobile and PC game developer with more than 2m of followers, has chosen Flames At Sunrise to be part of their APP.
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