Start your engine and speed into the night! A Million Stars will be with you.
Formed only last year, Nightbound is a young Hard n' Heavy band from Asunción, Paraguay. The band has made quick a name for themselves in their country. So there is no wonder that Chinese Label Awakening Records, picked up the young band and released their debut EP on March 31.
If you are a fan from Thin Lizzy and Saxon this EP will be something for you.
Hailing from Beijing, China, Life Awaits make their label debut by releasing,their newest single, Better now, through Dreambound's YouTube channel.
With a mix of heartfelt lyrics - gutwrenching vocals and fantastic instrumentation, Life Awaits are here to impress and take no prisoners with this first single of 2019. Both new and old fans alike are bound to find lyrics and moments that will resonate within them, be it tapping their foot along to the beat, or screaming along at the top of their lungs, there's a bit for everyone to enjoy.
Vocalist Yu opened up about the track:-
"Better now is kind of an experimental song for us. We wanted to find connections between the lyrics and each note. I personally suffered from bipolar disorder for a period of time. So there’s anger in it and there’s also desperation. But most importantly, there is an exit from it all. And we hope the song can reach out to those who have the same problem and can find their own way out. This is also the first single release after signing with Famined Records. We are all very excited. And we hope it brings a new chapter to our career."
You can stream or purchase "Better now" here.
Life Awaits is a 4-piece Post-Hardcore / Alt Metal band from Beijing, China. Established in May 2015, the band gained massive attention since their first single < In Descent> that same year in September. Although the band is at its new-born stage, the band members have experience performing with their former bands all around Asia. This is part of the reason why the band has been named for “The most anticipated and international Chinese metal/hardcore band”.
In April, 2017, the band released their music video <You> which grabbed more than 600 reposts and over hundred thousands of views. The music video was also released on Dreambound’s Youtube Channel and reached over 100k views within a week which also helped to the band to gain significant global recognition. On June 3, 2017, Life Awaits released their debut album <WAVES>.
Watch the video, stream or purchase "Better now" here
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Tengger X Cavalry Recordings is pleased to present Liberation - a new Mongolian-language melodic metal force hailing from Hohhot, China. Liberation is thrilled to enter the North American metal scene with their new music video for the single "Hope". The emotional, stunning new video can be viewed now via YouTube here, or via the Alternative Press Facebook page here.
Liberation's native Hohhot is a major northern city in China rich with nomadic history and culture. The band incorporates these themes in their music, but with a fresh, young twist.
"'Hope' is an emotional track with peaks and valleys. The song describes the struggle of a person going through desperation and depression, but then rising up to hope and enlightenment."
Tengger X Cavalry Recordings founder Nature G says about the band:-
"Liberation is newly formed, yet as soon as I heard the quality and energy behind their music, they caught my eye really quickly. They're very passionate, great composers, and they give a fresh take on their own Mongolian influence with metalcore and Linkin Park-like choruses and melody. Well balanced."
"Hope" can be found on the new compilation album, Sound of the Raging Steppe, available now via Tengger X Cavalry Recordings - a new record label founded by Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G to bring underground Chinese and Mongolian nomadic metal music to North American listeners. Sound of the Raging Steppe is available for download here via Bandcamp. The compilation also features music from five additional folk-influenced heavy metal bands, who have come together to provide a stampede of horseback-heavy sound - weaving an untold story of Chinese history that smashes stereotypes.
Vocal - Oyun Dalai
Guitar - Buren Bayar
Guitar - Zurhe
Bass - Oyun Bayar
Drum - Namora
The young trancecore group To The Rats & Wolves are back! Today the German sextet have released a music video for their brand new single 'Cheap Love', which has been taken off their upcoming third full length record.
Watch their brand video for single 'Cheap Love' here: https://youtu.be/WJ5Nrwz6mOQ
Get the song here: https://ToTheRatsAndWolves.lnk.to/CheapLove
"'Cheap Love' is a fusion of older and newer musical elements. After two years without releasing any new material we wanted to come back with a bang, and that’s what Cheap Love is for." - To The Rats & Wolves
To The Rats & Wolves will be back on the road in March/April next year for a widespread European tour, which includes two UK show dates - due to take place in London and Manchester. Tickets available from the link below:
'CHEAP LOVE EUROPEAN & UK RELEASE TOUR 2019'
15.03 DE Hamburg - Knust
16.03 DE Berlin- Bi Nuu
22.03 UK London- Boston Music Room
23.03 UK Manchester- Deaf Institute
27.03 DE Stuttgart - Universum
28.03 DE Munich - Backstage Halle
29.03 AT Wien - Chelsea
30.03 CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
03.04 CH Zurich - Dynamo
04.04 DE Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.04 DE Cologne - Essigfabrik
06.04 NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
Born from the ashes of Beast War Returns, To The Rats & Wolves gained popularity rather quickly with their eye-catching outfits, two singers and a trademark heavy sound. One EP and two albums in, their energetic mix of electronic energy and modern, contemporary heaviness is unique in today’s music scene. Their newest effort benefits from a strict DIY-attitude - as the band took over every part of it’s production without outside influences.
To The Rats & Wolves are:
Dixi Wu | vocals
Nico Sallach | vocals
Danny Güldener | guitars
Marc Dobruk | guitars
Stanislaw Czywil | bass
Simon Yildirim | drums
In the beginning of 2018, Ancestor began to bring out their first full-length album under Awakening Records. This album has now been released and the lads are on an extensive Asia tour.
As a bit of background: Beijing’s thrash force Ancestor is considered to be one of the first Chinese old school Thrash Metal bands. Under the influence Kreator, Protector, Sodom and other underground legends of the Teutonic Thrash Metal scene, the four-piece have been making violent underground sound since 2007. Due to unstable line-up in the early days the lads have only managed to release their debut EP in 2017. The five-tracker under the title Age of Overload is a pure underground killer. It is brutal, energetic and violent while being musical. The darkness and the artistic seriousness of the EP reminds people of the early 80s, when the European thrash metal scene began to thrive. But this is happening in Beijing, China, in the 21st Century.
Ancestor plays up-tempo Thrash Metal. Their music is aggressive in their own way. In spite of their old school song-writing they have a quite unique production, which makes their music sounding quite neat. After their release of the first album, they have made a big tour in and around China. Ancestor has been shared stage with Assassin, Artillery, Legion Of The Damned, Onslaught, Rage, Wolf Spider, etc.
Are you ready for the underground thrash maniacs from China?
Li Meng - Vocals/Guitars
Yang Fuwen - Guitars
He Yang - Drums
Li Han - Bass
Ancestor's album Lord of Destiny is now available on Bandcamp.
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
23 June CZ Prague Vagon Club
27 June DE Jena Rosenkeller
28 June CZ Teplice Zahradní dům
29 June DE Berlin Blackland
30 June DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen Hörnerfest
01 July DE Schweinfurt Honky Tonk Festival No.17 Skatepark
02 July CZ Spálené Poříčí Basinfirefest
06 July RS Novi Sad Exit Festival
07 July HU Budapest Dürer Kert info
05 August PL Woodstock Festival
18 November DE Munich Tanzt! indoor festival at Backstage
Bands that take on a "theme" often end up pigeon-holing themselves, releasing album after album with the same overarching concept and sound. When it came time to write and record their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recognized the opportunity to expand on their celebrated exotic sound and lyrical explorations of tradition, history and warfare by delving into more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights and freedom.
Die On My Ride, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 2, 2017 via M-Theory Audio, delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian / Central Asian world music sound that diehard Tengger Cavalry fans have come to know and love, while incorporating fresh styles and concepts that a whole new fan-base will enjoy. Listen to the brand new title track, "Die On My Ride", via lyric video now at MetalInjection.net:
"Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases," states Tengger Cavalry mastermind and frontman Nature G.
"This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group. Coming from a different place and walking the line between the Mongolian music world and American music world is sometimes challenging for me. I see all kinds of stereotyping and people throwing hatred, prejudice and judgement at one other because of arrogance, insecurity or simply a lack of understanding. This creates a huge identity conflict for individuals. These concepts make up a lot of what this album is about. Being yourself, pushing past judgement from others, being strong and fighting for your individual freedoms."
Nature G continues, "Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs."
Die On My Ride was self-produced at Nature G's production studio Raiding Media, and is available to pre-order now in both physical CD and vinyl format via M-Theory Audio or digitally via the band's Bandcamp page. Die On My Ride is Tengger Cavalry's first album available in vinyl format, as well as their first album to be released with M-Theory Audio - the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America.
Die On My Ride will be supported by a North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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