Italian Heavy Metallers Shockin' Head release cover video for Muse's 'Hysteria', in re-interpreted metal version
Italian heavy metallers Shockin’ Head – ft. members of historical bands Chupacabras, R.A.V.E.D, Estremo Ponente – have released a re-interpreted cover video for Muse's 'Hysteria', in metal version. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/bCpK9jSYovM
Stated the band:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, as a wish for the end of the year and a good omen for a splendid 2020, we Shockin'Head offer you 'Hysteria' of MUSE, re-interpreted in our own way !!! We thank Giovanni Nebbia from Ithil Studio for their availability and craftsmanship ... stay metal..and stay Shockin'!”
Shockin’ Head rise from the ashes of the Chupacabras, R.A.V.E.D, Estremo Ponente, three historical bands of the extreme western Liguria. The alchemy and the natural feeling were born from the collaboration of this group of friends, creating a granite sound, alternating with pure power moments and melodic tunes. Shockin’ Head released their latest effort “XXXmiles” on January 25th 2019, via Volcano Records.
SHOCKIN’HEAD Line Up
Daniele Sedda – Voices
Black Ale – Bass
Zac Vanders – Guitar
Salvatore di Giovanni – Drums
The legendary Spanish Heavy Metal band Viuda Negra, has just released the English version of their video-clip of the song "I Will Live", which belongs to their first full-length album "Al Final/In the End", recently released on 2-CD and 12 "LP through Fighter Records and you can watch the video right here: https://youtu.be/xZ5PpKfCCWU
The new album of Viuda Negra is a work full of great songs of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, songs that made them mythical in the 80's within the national Metal scene, and that now with this new recording and interpretation, with the current sound and arrangements, they make us enjoy a real Metal feast. We are going to enjoy those guitar duels, the shuddering solos and endless trepidation rhythms that will not leave indifferent any lover of the genre.
Viuda Negra's album "Al Final/In the End" was released on 2nd of April 2019 through Fighter Records on 2-CD & 12"LP format. Check out Viuda Negra's official Facebook site here:
Slovakia's Progressive / Power metallers Signum Regis have published a video for the track "Stand Away", a cover from Brazilian band Angra and recorded as a tribute to the late Andre Matos, who passed away in 2019.
You can watch the video at this location: https://youtu.be/IJtXZCLSfro
Italian Death Metallers Horrid stream new album via Friedhof-Magazine.com; special career-spanning re-recordings
Italian death metal institution Horrid stream the entirety of As We Forget Our Past, a special collection of re-recordings, via Friedhof-Magazine.com. Set for international release on December 31st via Dunkelheit Produktionen for the CD version - the vinyl LP version shall be released on February 18th, 2020 - stream Horrid 's As We Forget Our Past in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Italy's longest-running death metal band, Horrid have built an enviously dependable, unyielding body of work since 1989. Starting with more primitive influences but soon moving on to those of early Entombed and Dismember, the band spent the 1990s solidifying their sound over a clutch of demos and EPs. Eventually, come 2002, their debut album manifested itself as Reborn in Sin. From there, the name Horrid has continued to stand for the timeless upholding of classic death metal values.
Now, after two brand-new albums for Dunkelheit - 2014's Sacrilegious Fornication and 2017's Beyond the Dark Border, each one as critically acclaimed as the last - once again do Horrid align with Dunkelheit for a special anniversary record. Fittingly titled As We Forget Our Past, the 10-song/53-minute album features a slew of "greatest hits" re-recorded with Horrid's line-up that's been firm since 2015. As such, these ten tracks together form a sort of symbiosis with the preceding Beyond the Dark Border, given the massive crunch & crush of that career highpoint.
With the original songs stretching back to 1997's Blasphemic Creatures and ranging 2002's Reborn in Sin, 2006's Rising From the Hidden Spheres, 2011's The Final Massacre, and even Sacrilegious Fornication, here do Horrid put on a masterclass of pure 'n' proud DEATH METAL: melodic yet dark, dynamic yet devastating, the power-trio bring the past into the present with seemingly effortless aplomb. Despite the usually tawdry proposition of most re-recordings, truly does As We Forget Our Past both re-acclimate and re-animate, this line-up of Horrid's executing these old creations with a palpitating breathlessness and goosebump-inducing poignancy, especially where the lead-guitar work is concerned. Suitably, the band round out the record with a brand-new song, the title track "As We Forget Our Past," bringing that past into the present and setting their sights on the future.
Timeless yet fresh, and perfectly complemented by moody, awe-inspiring cover art courtesy of Matteo Autunno Di Domenico, Horrid breathe new, rotten life into the undead with As We Forget Our Past! Rise with undead and stream As We Forget Our Past in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Friedhof-Magazine.com. Preo-rder info for both formats can be found HERE at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp.
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released a new single taken from the forthcoming album Insanitorium set for release via Sliptrick Records on January 14th, 2020. The band went on to explain the track:-
“Dystopia is a politically based track about the corruption that has been going on in our world, and continues to affect us every day, particularly on a governmental level. It’s a song that hits you in the face the entire way through with lots of intricate parts from every instrument. It’s a perfect representation of our debut album Insanitorium – melodic and catchy as well as fast and heavy.”
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
Insanitorium - released January 14th, 2020 via Sliptrick Records | Pre-order here
Marlee Ryley – Vocals
Colin Ryley – Lead Guitar/Vocals
David Kupisz – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Scott DeGruyter – Bass/Vocals
Jordan Maguire – Drums
Band links: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Running alongside the main GMA Awards 2019 is the 'Releases Of The Year', now you may be thinking how is it different to the 'Release Of The Year' category in the publicly-voted 'GMA Awards'? Simple. This section is 'Release Of The Year' by country; combination of using the Metal Archives, social media and the internet for means of discovering bands and subsequent releases dropped that year.
So without further ado, here are the 'Releases Of The Year 2019 - by country':-
Belgian black metal enigmas Cult of Erinyes stream their highly anticipated fourth album, Æstivation, via InvisibleOranges.com. Set for international release on December 21st via Amor Fati Productions, hear Cult of Erinyes' Æstivation in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Drawing its energy from the darkest thoughts of its creators, this extreme and punitive outfit intends to evolve in the realms of black metal while pushing its limits ever further. Spawned with the intention to distill artistic audacity into respected traditions, Cult of Erinyes belong to the forbidden experience, where music is merely a symptom of a higher truth. Ritualistic hymns, vicious and twisted vocals, furious rhythmics, and ambient digressions are only a few weapons which have made Cult of Erinyes a band to be reckoned with.
Formed late 2009, Cult of Erinyes released their debut EP, Golgotha, early 2011 through Kunsthauch & Dunkelkunst, as well as a limited-edition tape through Caverna Abismal Records. Quickly after, their first full-length, A Place to Call My Unknown, was released by a very young Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions, gathering attention from all over the world. This got them signed to Code666 Records, who would end up releasing two more full-lengths (2013's Blessed Extinction and 2017's Tiberius), while the band kept self-financing smaller-scale releases like a split with Zifir and two EPs respectively titled Transcendence (2016) and Veneer (2018).
It was Veneer, however, that truly changed everything for Cult of Erinyes. After a drastic lineup change, including new drummer Ahephaïm (Sabathan, ex-Enthroned) and new vocalist/producer Déhà (Slow, Maladie), it was clear that the band needed something more. The answer was to be found in Amor Fati Productions, with whom the band have joined forces to unleash their fourth full-length, Æstivation. More tumultuous than ever, the band unveils its true potential to lift their music to the highest of spheres, delivering raw fury and haunting melodies.
With this new lineup, including members of esteemed acts like Wolvennest, LVTHN, Imber Luminis, and many more, Cult of Erinyes are ready to bring their enticing yet challenging music to the stage once more. Æstivation is thus both strident development and grand rebirth: bottomless immersion awaits! Full immersion can be found exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
American 'Alchemical' Prog Metallers The 01Experience unveil new single and music video for “Let It Go”
San Francisco-based “Alchemical” progressive metal act The 01Experience has revealed their first music video for the single “Let it Go.”
“Recording this song and making the video was a deep alchemical process in itself,” says Melissa Mari (vocals, electric wind instrument [EWI]). “We noticed how everything in our outer culture that had been happening was reflecting this process of letting go. ‘As above, so below.’”
Watch the video for the epic metal ballad now at https://youtu.be/4ULvWhZ4eRo. “Let it Go” is also available as a digital single at Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes.
The 01Experience was founded in 2016 by singer Melissa Mari (Death Under Fire) and guitarist Colin E. Davis (Vile). Together the duo began blending modern progressive rock and metal music, influenced by the spiritually-infused music and art of the 1960s, which aimed at raising the consciousness of their audiences, while also drawing from spiritual/shamanic influences. This Alchemical metal tag came as a result of this amalgamation of styles and influences.
Prior to the “Let it Go” single, The 01Experience released the 2017 EP The Code, which was hailed for its deep artistic sound. In 2018, drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory) and Stephen Paul Goodwin (Vicious Rumors) joined the project.
The 01Experience is:
Melissa Mari – Vocals, EWI
Colin E. Davis – Guitars, Bass
Mike Heller – Drums
Stephen Paul Goodwin - Bass
The Metal Hall of Fame has announced that the 2020 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala will be filmed live and will air on Amazon Prime.
Hard rock and heavy metal fans in attendance will be featured in the filming, which will take place on January 15 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The world premiere of the film will air in early 2020, reaching more than 100 million subscribers.
Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo says:-
“Having the World Premier for the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala on Amazon Prime is a great honour. We are excited to share the most important night in metal with music fans everywhere, and to let so many people take part in our charity event."
2020 Metal Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Vai, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Don Dokken (Dokken), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz), Joe Satriani, legendary metal promoter Stone City Attractions, Metal Church, Prong, and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland.
The gala will feature various bands and inductees performing throughout the night. Additional inductees and performers will be announced over the next few weeks, along with the lin-eup for an all-star jam band. The event will be hosted by noted television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A Go-Go Ultimate Jam Night /Almost Fama Show host Jes Fama.
Proceeds from the event will benefit disabled children in various hospitals and community centers throughout the United States through free music programs and therapy services. Previous beneficiaries have included NYU Medical Center, NYC JCC, West Orange JCC, United States Department of Defense Military base in Virginia for disabled veterans and United States Department of State - West Bank region of Israel for special needs children.
Tickets for the 2020 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala are $35-$45 and may be pre-ordered at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.
The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Hall Metal Hall of Fame Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Through their contribution to the genre is invaluable, these inductees continue to inspire fans throughout the world from generation to generation. It is part of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centres throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit: www.metalhalloffame.org, www.dadprogram.org or call
Star Wars instrumentalists Galactic Empire unveil video medley for 'The Rise Of Shredi'
Star Wars-themed, progressive instrumental band Galactic Empire have shared the 'The Rise of Shredi' video medley. The video comes the day of theatrical bow of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The much-anticipated conclusion to the current trilogy cruises in cinemas today.
Watch video for 'The Rise Of Shredi' here.
The medley includes "The Force Theme" from Galactic's Empire's self-titled debut album. It also features "The Emperor's Theme," "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle," and "Rey's Theme" from their second album, Episode II.
Galactic Empire is:
Boba Sett - drums
Bass Commander - bass
Dark Vader - lead guitar
Shadow Ranger - guitar
Red Guard - guitar
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