Vancouver-based groove thrashers Revenger are proud to announce the forthcoming release of The New Mythology Vol. 1 on February 17, 2018. EP track "We Want Blood" is now streaming at youtu.be/xWSqnAoL62U
The New Mythology Vol.1, Revengers second studio release, is a five-song EP that expands on the band's aggressive thrash style with tracks that are more technical, visceral and direct than debut album To The Wolves. Formed in 2012, the band introduces some key members that shape the sound and vibe of this EP, which is more calculated and driven than before. Heavy guitar rhythms punctuated by a consistent thrash pulse breaks only when the groove requires and marks Revernger's particular style. The lyrics and gritty death vocals also bring out the rage and bitterness of the subject matter which, for this EP, is slightly more conceptual and inspired by comic books and how today's mythology could become tomorrow's dogma.
Drummer Julia Geaman had this to say about the forthcoming EP:
"I think the particular style that we are creating is pretty exciting. It's straight up thrash that can get catchy sometimes or more death metal other times but over all it's pretty straight forward, but that's where I find the freedom in it. We can be unpredictable and come up with two riffs that don't seem to go together at first but somehow work and then lead back into something more traditional. We play the music we grew up listening to but with our own filter on it. We don't try to sound like anyone, but our influences definitely come out. Bringing this EP to as many people as we can is something that is getting me really excited and I'm super stoked for this next year. A lot of hard work has gone into this as with any musical project and it's incredible to bring it into reality."
Andrew Bailey (Vocals)
JP Poulin (Bass)
Sean Parkinson (Guitars)
Julia Geaman (Drums)
With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. The pair had written music together before and the combination of their styles and personalities was a natural experiment. In March 2014, Revenger debuted in Vancouver to warm reviews.
Their first independent album To the Wolves came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg Cavanagh (vocals) and Darryl Greer (bass). In early 2015, Revenger's lineup evolved to include Julia Geaman (drums) and Andrew Bailey (vocals). The following year was largely focused on woodshedding, playing local and regional shows/festivals alongside renowned bands such as Havok, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Tengger Cavalry, Stryker and Unleash the Archers.
2016 saw the introduction of Sean Parkinson on guitar (replacing Jordan Knute), and the interesting switch from guitar to bass for founder and main song writer JP Poulin. Ending the year with a 5-song EP written and ready to be recorded in early 2017, Revenger is ready to tour extensively and work tirelessly to get their music out to the world.
Latvian thrashers Saintorment are set to release their new album "Defective Mind" December 20th via More Hate productions. Now the band has launched the album preview!
Watch it here:- https://youtu.be/CepFad4XSGA
"Defective Mind" will be released via More Hate Productions, the CD will come with a 12 page booklet. The pages of the booklet will take you on a trip around our home-town, where you will visit all the places we see every day and which give us inspiration, sometimes apathy and often fill us with anger, the booklet also includes the lyrics and facts about the album.
Pioneer of exotic guitar Marty Friedman released his stunning, critically-acclaimed full-length opus, Wall Of Sound, this past summer via Prosthetic Records. The album can be ordered here: http://smarturl.it/MartyFriedman
Now, Marty Friedman has revealed a second music video from Wall Of Sound, this time for the track "Miracle". The track tells the story of Marty's personal journey from an everyday kid to virtuoso, through a series of candid family home videos and photos from the Friedman family. Watch the video now, exclusively via Loudwire: http://loudwire.com/marty-friedman-miracle-exclusive-video-premiere/
"Once you have grown up in this complicated world, it`s easy to forget the simpler times that were so important in making you who you are now, as well as the people in your family who put up with all of the loud music, smoke and noise coming from your bedroom, and all the other BS that you put them through. With this video, rather than looking at how much of a goofy kid I was, I hope that it inspires you to think about your own family or whoever was closest to you when you were just starting out in the world." says Friedman.
While online, check out another music video for the track "Whiteworm", which has racked up nearly 400k views: https://youtu.be/pXECaAsYD-s
Wall Of Sound expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Once again, Marty Friedman assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guest on Wall Of Sound. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese musician Kiyoshi - who is undisputedly one of the most aggressive bassists on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides and Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven, and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album.
Marty Friedman was recently appointed a Japanese Heritage Ambassador by the Japanese Government Ministry of Cultural Affairs to promote the country`s upcoming Olympic games. He is currently filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.
Austrian Death / thrash metallers Darkfall have released a brand new lyric video for the track "The Way Of Victory", which is taken off from the band's current album "At The End Of times", released last September via Black Sunset / MDD.
The footage of the battles was provided by the association "Neustadt-Support", which organizes the Burgfest Neustadt-Glewe.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAuGAGhEtIM&feature=youtu.be
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, thrash metal unit Exxperior have published a video for the track "A Christmas Carol", a metal musical taken off the band's Christmas EP, "From Weird to Magical", released on December 2016.
The story of "A Christmas Carol" is based on a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Guest Vocals of First Aid, Reactory, Bloodbeat and Speedwhore are representing different characters of the well-known tale. The song takes about nine minutes creating an explosive musical experience with the similarity of bands like Alice Cooper and Savatage - but the thrash metal way!
Watch the lyric video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEN4LhisOP4
Italian Prog Thrashers Reapter release brand new lyric video for their single "The Alchemist", taken from the album "Cymatics".
Watch it below:-
Soulwound, the thrash metal band featuring three brothers from Kouvola, Finland, have released a music video for the song "Alone against All" off the band's second full-length album "No Peace".
Watch music video here: https://youtu.be/T8ujYe3DvPQ
The band comments: "Our previous videos have always featured some symbolic content in addition to footage of the band performing, but this time we decided to go for a really stripped down DIY performance video to accompany the song Alone against All, which is arguably the most "punk" song on the album in its simplistic ferocity. The original idea was to both shoot and edit the video entirely by ourselves, but we soon realized that none of us had the hardware or software to pull it off, so we turned once again to our good friend Tino-Viljami Vanhala for the editing job. We knew we could count on his wizardry, and sure enough, he waved his magic wand over the decidedly crude footage we'd shot and turned it into something far better than we ever could have. So, crack open a beer and join us for a sweaty and oxygen-deprived headbanging party in the cramped basement room where we forge our brand of Finnish metal!"
"No Peace" was released in October 2016 by Inverse Records and is available globally. The band is currently preparing for its last live shows for this year in December and planning to start putting together material for a new album in early 2018.
Arto Jauho, vocals
Niko Huusari, guitar
Mikko Huusari, guitar
Janne Huusari, drums
Joni Järvenmäki, bass
Brazilian thrashers Worsis have posted a new lyric video for their track "Sisyphus", which is off their debut album "Blinded By The System" released this past September. Recorded at Black Stork Studio with producer Thiago Caurio (Astafix) with mixing done by Benhur Lima (ex-Hibria) and mastering by Marcel van der Zwam, the 11 track headbanger also includes two moshers in Portuguese. Cover art was created by Hugo Silva, from Abacrombie Ink. To watch "Sisyphus", please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6TGpCunELs
"Blinded By The System" was released independently and is available in physical format directly from the band with worldwide shipping. The digital version is available via:-
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Insanity Alert. The Austrian crossover party thrashers will release next album and also reissue their debut full-length through Season of Mist.
Insanity Alert comment: "We are extremely happy to announce that we are now part of the Season of Mist family. It is an honour to work with a label that has produced so many great records. First up will be the re-release of our self-titled debut album from 2014, which will be soon followed by a new full-length in 2018. Tout détruire!"
Insanity Alert were founded in the Austrian city of Innsbruck in the year 2011. Their declared intent: to deliver crushing crossover party thrash.
This tongue-in-cheek concept backed up by strong musical prowess worked out extremely well as their 'First Diagnosis' proved in 2012. This demo was well received and the first impression of the public quickly confirmed by the 'Second Opinion', which came out the next year. In 2014, the eponymous debut full followed and 'Insanity Alert' delighted critics and fans alike. The wild Tyrolians, always eager to please, served a juicy 'Moshburger' (2016) next and started to reap the rewards of their crazy live shows and quality output.
Insanity Alert were invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Motocultor among many others and shared stages with some of their favourite acts such as Suicidal Tendencies, Municipal Waste, D.R.I., Sodom, Toxic Holocaust, and many more. In January 2018, the Austrians will be part of the Persistence Tour alongside Hatebreed, Madball, Terror, and others.
Insanity Alert are currently writing the follow-up to 'Moshburger', which is scheduled to be released via Season of Mist in 2018.
The Dave of Death: guitar
Heavy Kevy: vocals
Don Melanzani: drums
Zola Gorgon: bass
Long acknowledged as one of the greatest live bands of their generation, rock legends Metallica have set new attendance records at each of the shows they played on their recent UK tour. Metallica WorldWired - presented by Live Nation - played 5 sold out UK Arena shows in October to ecstatic reviews. Metro called them ‘exciting and innovative’, whilst The Times noted that they were ‘powerful enough to get over 20,000 fans punching the air in unison’ and Kerrang thought they were ‘jaw-droppingly awesome’. The bands’ ground breaking in-the-round production not only gave fans a totally immersive live experience but also allowed for an increased venue capacity.
On the opening night at London’s O2, Metallica pulled in a crowd of 22,134, the following night they broke their own record for the best attended single concert performance by one headliner with a crowd of 22,211. It was the same story on the rest of the tour, a crowd of 13,111 packed into Glasgow’s Hydro to set a new attendance record and in Birmingham Metallica drew in a record breaking crowd of 15,604.
Commenting on the achievement Live Nation’s Executive President of UK Touring Andy Copping said “This has been an incredible achievement by Metallica – the band and everyone around them have been a pleasure to work with and they staged one of the greatest indoor shows I have ever seen”
Metallica’s most recent album Hardwired...To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on the band’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
On November 10th the band are re-issuing their third album ‘Master of Puppets’ which has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations, including a Limited Edition Box Set. You can pre-order them here.
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