Hailing from Croatia, the rising stars Sage have just signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album "Anno Domini 1573", which is being released on September 21, 2018.
The album is a concept album about the Peasants’ Revolt that took place in England in the 1300s. The album encompasses themes of the battles between good and evil, honesty and greed. SAGE delivers a mix of heavy, powerful and progressive metal, which the band blends to forge a unique but recognizable sound.
"The band name Sage means both the plant sage and 'a wise old man'", comments Enio Vučeta, guitarist and backup singer of the band, a living legend of the Croatian rock/metal scene. "We wanted to connect this to ourselves in a way because we are composed of several generations of Croatian musicians and we have great ambitions for our music to make a breakthrough in the world."
"Anno Domini 1573" has been co-produced by Casey Grillo (former Kamelot member), mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording studio. It is available for pre-order in Digipak Deluxe edition CD+DVD at http://bit.ly/SAGE_PREORDER.
The band's first two singles and videos can be heard on Spotify and following YouTube links:
"Treason" - https://youtu.be/a6XubmEn5EA
"Battle" - https://youtu.be/YLV-zauD_OM
The release date of the of the album „Sons Of Steel“ by the Australian Heavy Metal Band Black Alice as CD is October 12th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on September 28th, 2018 in our webshop. The album will be released in a limited Edition of 666 copies (hand-numbered), with 2 Bonus-tracks, certificate and hologram.
The virtually unknown second album "Sons of Steel" from the Australian HM band Black Alice is nothing short of a superb Rock Musical. It was privately released in micro quantity, only in Australia in 1988, so very few people got to experience it.
The Black Alice band was reformed especially to record the soundtrack for the Australian cult sci-fi HM musical feature film “Sons Of Steel”. The Heavy Metal from the band’s previous album “Endangered Species” was combined with more commercial elements, and will remind you of Alice Cooper or the "Rocky Horror Picture Show". But Rob Hartley’s distinctive vocals and Jamie Page’s power chords and unique blistering solos define it as undisputed Black Alice.
It’s strange … but great! Available for the first time in the Karthago CD-Classics Series without having to pay a fortune for it! Definitely worth discovering!
Barcelona-based Heavy & Epic Doom Metal band Black Lotus release the first single from the upcoming album 'Sons of Saturn'. The album is released in October 19th 2018 by Inverse Records.
Watch the music video 'Sons of Saturn' here: https://youtu.be/lay83_1GJ9w
Black Lotus is founded by Hug Ballesta in 2015. After finding a proper line-up they headed into the Moontower Studio at the end of 2017. The album is recorded and mixed by Javi Félez and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon.
Hug Ballesta comments:
"We have chosen Sons of Saturn as the first single because it represents by itself the key sounds we search for as a band. We are lovers of both the classic bands and the new sounds and styles in metal: rawness, heavy-doomy-slow tempos, but at the same time catchy melodies that can equally transport the listener to apparently opposed moods. We are delighted that Inverse Records helps us spread our music... can't wait for the feedback!"
Black Lotus' sound is grounded in the diverse influences of the band members. Traditional Heavy Metal is the common factor and driving force of the band, but alternative sounds of the 90s, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal and post metal genres are also colours in their palette. Their compositions are embracing all those influences without limitations or dogmas. Likewise, lyrics are eminently symbolic, expressing a dystopic vision of society and their view of the world. Classic mythology, occultism, and personal experiences and visions are the sources for their compositions.
"Sons of Saturn" is available on all digital platforms worldwide.
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2KFX5Ia
Spanish heavy metal band Valkyria have revealed the first advance single, cover art, and track-listing for their second album, Tierra Hostil (Hostile Land), which will be released on October 10th through Fighter Records.
Tierra Hostil was recorded, mixed, and mastered under the production of Pedro J. Monje (Vhäldemar) at his own Chromacity Studios where Valkyria recorded their debut album, Principio y Fin (Beginning & End), in 2016. This new work shows a natural development and a more mature sound in their own style of melodic, catchy, and powerful heavy metal that blends both modern and classic influences with a charming voice that creates killer vocal lines.
Italian Heavy Metal band Tytus, which signed a deal with Fighter Records in December 2017, are finishing the recordings of their sophomore album to be entitled "Rain After Drought" and soon will reveal cover art, first single and track-list as well as a definite release date for it which is expected for late 2018 or early 2019 through Fighter Records.
Tytus was born in Trieste (Italy) in 2014, releasing their first recording in form of a very limited 7"EP entitled "White Lines" in early 2015. Later on, the band got signed to Sliptrick Rec. which released their debut album "Rises" in October 2016, receiving a fairly good acceptance in the underground Heavy Metal scene.
In summer 2017, Tytus got in touch with Fighter Records which finally signed the band in December of the same year while the recording process was happening. It's been a long process, but "Rain After Drought" is near to be completed. It'll be a more mature work, still in the vein of their debut, and full of killer tunes with strong riffing gathering influences from bands like early Metallica, Iron Maiden, early Megadeth, Slough Feg…
As soon as everything's done, we'll be able to offer you a 1st advance song from "Rain After Drought" as well as cover artwork, track listing and a release date for it.
In the meantime, visit Tytus' official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/TytusBand and watch their official video-clip taken from their debut album "Rises" (2016) here: https://youtu.be/6pGcKGjMnwE
www.fighter-records.com / www.facebook.com/fighter.records
Naqada Music Management are so glad for signing a PR deal with the amazing Philadelphia-NWOTHM band, Corners of Sanctuary.
2012 marked the release of their debut album “Breakout”. Being well received, “Breakout” was listed in the Lithuanian publication Diovim as one of the Best CDs of 2012. With the marketing power of Pure Steel Records, Germany, “Breakout” was quickly followed up by “Harlequin”, releasing in January 2013. Later that same year, their third album “Axe to Grind” released under La Mazakuata Records, Mexico.
In late 2014, Pure Steel Records re-released “Axe to Grind” in Europe. In September 2015, COS signed with Metalizer Records, Germany, for the release of their fourth full-length album “Metal Machine”. The album was mastered by famed producer and Death Dealer guitarist Stu “The Hammer” Marshall, and was met with worldwide critical acclaim delivering hits like “Wrecking Ball” and “Tomorrow Never Comes.”
COS has appeared on the covers of Spain’s Heavy Riffs Magazine (Aug 2015), Rockwired Magazine (USA) (Feb 2016) and Sin City’s Presents (USA) (Feb 2017). The band was also named “Artist of Month” three times by Rockwired Magazine in August 2015, again in March 2016 and most recently in March 2018.
Corners of Sanctuary has performed with many prominent artists including being direct support for: Anvil, Stryper, Dirkschneider (UDO,) Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest), Blood Feast, Grim Reaper, Blood Feast, David Shankle (Manowar), Bulletboys, Joey Belladonna, and Roughhouse (Teeze), Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy). Other notable artists COS has worked with include: Butcher Babies, Tracii Guns, Saving Abel, Saxon, Tantric, Marc Rizzo of Soulfly, Green Jello, Black Lodge, Anvil Bitch, Wrath, Act of Defiance, Britny Fox, Silvertung and Edge of Paradise among others.
In 2016, COS released their best of compilation, “Declaration of Metal” which contained a brand new track titled “Hyde No More”. The release also produced two music videos which, collectively, received over 30K views on YouTube. Most recently, in March 2017, the band dropped a new digital EP titled “Cut Your Losses” on Exquisite Noise Records USA along with a video for the track “Wild Card” garnishing over 45K views on YouTube and Facebook combined.
The band’s new album, the hard driving “The Galloping Hordes”, is now set and ready to unleash in 2018 on Killer Metal Records and has the distinction of including legendary producer and engineer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, W.A.S.P., Fate Warning) as head of the post production mastering team.
Corners of Sanctuary continues to tour supporting their unique brand of Modern Traditional Heavy Metal (New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal) In late 2017, the band recorded two new singles, “Dreams,” featuring Kayla Marie from Powerless Rise on vocals and “Burn” featuring singer Treese Logan. The band also completed the The American Metal Mayhem Tour which was presented by Metal Babe Mayhem and MBM Music LLC in November, which took them to throughout Southern California. 2018 has the band going to Europe for a summer tour in support of their new album and beyond.
Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission of Corners of Sanctuary - nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance.... Metal has returned – COSnROLL!
We teamed up with the band to announce for their upcoming European tour very soon. Stay tuned this week for more!
Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Finnish metal combo SoulHealer for their fourth studio album entitled "Up From The Ashes" set for release on September 14th in Europe and September 21st in North America. Album pre-order available http://bit.ly/UpFromTheAshes_CD.
SoulHealer play traditional heavy and power metal with an old fashioned 80's attitude blended with a modern metal touch. Their catchy lyrics and unforgettable guitar riffs delivers the perfect soundtrack to both 80’s lovers and the new fans alike looking for great melodies and easy-to-remember songs.
Guitarist Teemu Kuosmanen comments:
"Our upcoming album will be a killer! This is our fourth album and the first one we took our time with. Our previous albums "Chasing the Dream" and especially the third "Bear the Cross" we rushed to compose and record. Both albums included really good songs but I can't stop thinking how good they could be if we didn't hurry them. Now we look forward and this upcoming album has matured slowly and we have taken time to make the arrangements better. I’m sure our fans will love this album. They will find something new but the soul of SoulHealer will still be there.”
SoulHealer's first single “The Final Judgement” off “Up From The Ashes” can be heard at the following link: https://youtu.be/lcSRdxZVZPE
plus available on Spotify and iTunes.
Serbian all-girl band Jenner announces Nevena Ilic as their new permanent bass-player - some months after Mina Petrovic left. Nevena is an accomplished musician, performing for years in many other local bands... her talent & passion for HEAVY METAL music is not to be proven anymore!
In a second time, Jenner announces working on a new release that will be a 4 or 5 song release that will include a cover of the song "Young & Proud" of Serbian Heavy-Speed Metal legends DEMONIAC ! More infos (release date, content.. ) later !
It is also the opportunity to remind you the VINYL version of their debut album "To Live Is To Suffer" is out and still available, while the CD version is close to be sold-out (Cassette version is definitely sold-out !).. so hurry up if you haven't ordered your copy yet - be quick or be dead !
Sleazy Way Out are at the forefront of the Sleaze rock movement in Montreal. After much anticipation, the band released their debut album, Satisfy Me, in 2015 with acclaimed producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope) and they are currently in the throws of putting together a new album to be released via Sliptrick Records.
The band has drawn comparisons to Cinderella, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Dangerous Toys, WASP and Motley Crue. Continuing in the tradition of the aforementioned bands, their music is full of catchy choruses with songs about partying, sex and booze. Sleazy Way Out are here to kick ass, both onstage and on record. They bring the party wherever they play and you are guaranteed to have a good time whenever they hit the stage.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
August 18 | Bar Le Prestige | Quebec City, CA
August 21 | See-Scape | Toronto, CA
August 24 | Avant-Garde | Ottawa, CA
August 25 | Piranha Bar | Montreal, CA
All dates with fellow label mates Shades Of Sorrow
Sleazy Way Out are:
Stacey Sleaze – Vocals
Cleve Hartwick – Guitar
Xavier Théberge-Paradis – Bass
Joey Boucher – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Inferno Records are very proud and honoured to announce this new band to join their roster.
Hailing from a cold and freezing city in South America, Ambition is here to reinforce that the Brazilian underground scene is not only about extreme metal (speed, thrash, death, black, etc)... Yes !!! The nostalgic "denim and leather" spirit of the late 70´s & early 80´s also lives somewhere deep in the land of samba and football !!!
Highly influenced by the classic old vintage sound of Krokus, AC/DC, Nazareth, The Rods, Saxon, Budgie, Picture, Riot, Chariot, Mama´s Boys, Battleaxe, etc... Ambition is an excellent find/option for all those who are looking for new bands playing some raw, rough and "in your face" hard and heavy rock´n´roll/heavy metal with steady riffs and powerful choruses.
We're super excited to unleash their debut release which will be a 7" single called "Burning Love" to be out in the next months!
More infos (artwork, song-online, how to pre-order...) coming soon, stay tuned !!! Beware! The ambition is ready to burn !!!
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