New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry join Los Angeles based management company, The RSE Group, home to high profile artists including Slayer, Gojira, Mastodon and Ghost.
Henry de Jong, drummer of the powerhouse trio had this to say about the deal:-
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Rick Sales and be a part of the company that manages some of our favourite artist. Rick Sales is a legend, and an influential figure in the metal scene worldwide.”
Lewis de Jong, singer/guitarist adds:-
“We’re pretty humbled to be welcomed into this exclusive family of artists”.
The New Zealanders have been making headlines across the world with their unique fusion of thrash metal and their native language, Te Reo Maori. They occupied the no. 1 slot for 13 weeks on the ‘Devil’s Dozen’ countdown on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, their debut album Tū was voted album of the decade by Finnish metal magazine Tuonela, in Denmark they were welcomed to the Copenhell festival by a crowd of 10,000 doing a haka in their honour, and opened up for Slayer in Stuttgart, Germany on their final European show last year.
While the world has been in lockdown due to Covid-19, the band has been back at home in New Zealand, writing and recording their second album. The album was due for release in 2020, but has been delayed until 2021 because of the pandemic.
While Alien Weaponry has had to cancel all overseas touring in 2020, they will soon be announcing dates and locations for a New Zealand tour later this year.
ALIEN WEAPONRY online:
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins sign with Alpha Omega Management; new album out March 2020
Alpha Omega Management is excited to announce the signing of the French female-fronted Beneath My Sins! The band's new album is scheduled for March 2020.
Beneath My Sins is a French symphonic metal band created in December 2015 by the guitarist Clement Botz and the singer Emma Elvaston. Former members of Evolvent, they have together taken their first steps in the metal scene and in the musical composition. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released their first album "Valkyries of Modern Times", promoted during shows in Belgium with Skeptical Minds and during two European tours shared with the Russian thrash metal band, Pokerface.
Quickly perceived as the emerging symphonic metal band of the French scene, Beneath My Sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian Kobra And the Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and Imperial Age in 2019. In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D'Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provides his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the band was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business. Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti from Eluveitie, Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum, Michele Guaitoli from Temperance and Visions of Atlantis and Fabio Lethien Polo from Elvenking also joined the ship for one or more songs. While awaiting the release of the album, the band has worked on an acoustic set warmly welcomed in France.
Beneath My Sins' new album is scheduled for March 2020. The year 2020 will be a very promising year as the band has already planned a UK tour in April, together with the mighty Serpentyne and Tezaura.
Beneath My Sins stated:
"We are very delighted and proud to formalize our partnership with such a prestigious and professional agency as Alpha Omega Management, for the booking of our next shows.Our first exchanges are already very promising and we are looking forward to announce the first successes of this collaboration!"
Alphs Omega Management is pleased to announce the signing of the prog/power metal band Lightfold from Athens, Greece.
Band stated on signing:-
"Lightfold is proud to be onboard the Alpha Omega Management juggernaut! See you ON TOUR!"
Lightfold will release their second lyric video "Battle" on September 10th. Stay tuned!
Lightfold is a progressive/power metal band from Athens, Greece. Thanasis Labrakis and Theodor Martinis formed the band in the middle of 2012. Their debut full length album "Time to Believe" came out in April 2014 via Metal Breed Records. From 2014 to 2016 the band participated in many Greek festivals in Athens and Thessaloniki, including Wreck Athens Fest, Under the Quarry Fest, Wreck Macedonia Fest, etc. Lightfold recently finished their new, full length concept album called "Deathwalkers" at CFN Recordings Studio with Dionisis Christodoulatos as sound engineer. Their second album is their first attempt of to create a story that life and death have meanings far greater than we can imagine. For this album Lightfold recruited their “Choir of Demonic Angels”, a real female choir, for 6 tracks of the album, consisting of the haunting voices of Margarita Papadimitriou, Christina Alexiou & Sofia Karvouna.
Swiss-Serbian Evolucija sign with Alpha Omega Management and are already working on their new album
Swiss-Serbian Evolucija was formed in 2007 in Switzerland by Dragisa Marinjes. In the same year the debut album "Baklja slobode" came out on Tioli Records. For the German film "Die Templerherren" Dragisa composed the official soundtrack "Pale Rider". In 2012 Dragisa and Swiss Frontwoman Ilana moved to Serbia. Their second album "Igra pocinje" was released in 2016 again on Tioli Records. The first album in English "Hunt" came out on March 30th, 2018, on Pure Steel Records. The German Cute & Dangerous Magazine rewarded the band with the Inncoent Award for the album, becoming then the winner of "Album of the Year". Highlights of Evolucija are Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Karneval Vrnjacka Banja (SRB), Beer Fest Belgrade (SRB), BARF Festival Belgrade (SRB) and Swiss Metal Attack Z7 Prattlen (CH). The band is currently working on new album, more information will be revealed soon.
"We are super proud to tell everyone that we signed the deal with Alpha Omega Management. We are in the process of writing and recording our new album, our goals are set high, so we need the best support possible when it comes to promotion activities. Therefore, nothing makes us happier than being able to work with these fine people. We always wanted to be able to focus primarily on our music, without having to worry about business part of things, and becoming part of Alpha Omega family will allow us to do that. Expect great thing in the future, and see you on the road!!!"
Evolucija - who just concluded their successful tour, supporting Necronomicon - will perform at Goat Hell Metal Fest, taking place on July 4-9, 2019 in Pula, Croatia.
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce the signing of Albanian Crossbones! Later this year the band enters the Alpha Omega Studios in Como, to record their new album, scheduled for the release in early 2019!
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90's that still keeps going, today stronger than ever. Their new album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13th 2017. The news has spread throughout 3 continents, Europe, USA and Australia in about 100 webzines and portals with great reviews. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios. “WWIII” combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities. The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre. Among countless gigs and performances, Crossbones have played with Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ. Furthermore the band has headlined many concerts and festivals in Italy, Greece, FYROM, Montenegro, Kosovo, toured in Baltics (Estonia and Latvia), Ukraine and headlined Balkan Metal Meeting 4 Tuzla/Bosnia, April 27-28 2018, and more.
Stated the band:
"Joining the Alpha Omega family marks a pivotal moment in our music career and we are beyond excited that it finally happened. Moments like this give meaning to everything we stand for. This crazy journey of ours, with more than two decades of uncompromising passion, persistence and sacrifice, is about to take us to new territories yet to be conquered so we can share with the rest of the world a little bit of our dear Albania and Albanian metal. We are confident that our new family will be a loving one, a good adviser and partner, a guide to the right path, a friend and a helping hand. It’s an honour and privilege to work with some of the best people in the music industry. This means that we have to work even harder and we are looking forward to start this new era, a new page, a new level. We dedicate this achievement to our friends, fans and families for always believing in us and supporting us. Grateful to our new family of Alpha Omega for having us on board. The best is yet to come. Let’s do this."
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Crossbones to our roster family, our first ever band from Albania! For years, our team has followed the career of these hard-working guys and we've seen their great evolution. Today the band has all the good potential ingredients and attitude to go to the next level more widely, also internationally. Later this year Crossbones will enter our studio, to start recording their next album, and we can guarantee that it will exceed all expectations! Stay tuned!"
Watch official lyric videos:
“That Kind Of Feeling”: https://youtu.be/PLXdf8OuVSY
“I’m God”: https://youtu.be/7Kh1Trvrfu4
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce the signing of the Symphonic Black Metal Lords Welicoruss! Furthermore, the band is working on their new album, entitled "Siberian Heathen Horde", scheduled for Spring 2019 release!
Symphonic Black Metal From The Coldest Depths of Siberia is what Welicoruss (formed in 2005) have brought with them to us here in Europe. Welicoruss appeared in Europe 2 years ago and they are already playing all the biggest festival across the whole Europe and playing over 320 concerts. You will be absolutely stunned by their stage performance and imagery as they take you away on a journey far away to Depths of Icy Cold Siberia and back.
"Everybody who knows Welicoruss will tell you that we are crazy about our band and that we do a lot for it. This is the truth - we are working 24/7 in order to reach new heights and to achieve a broader audience. That is why we decided to cooperate with Alpha Omega! We’ve known Alex, the head of this company, since 2010 and we are inspired by his passion for music, his professional point of view, and his skills as an organizer/manager/sound engineer in the metal scene. We think he has the same energy like we have, and we look forward to our partnership together!"
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds:
"We're truly excited to welcome Welicoruss to our roster family! Their passion and determination, in their music, are the main keys and their absolute strength, through fire and obstacles, no matter what! On stage these badass gents deliver total energy, at Maximum Power! We dare to say that Welicoruss will top your highest expectations, wherever they perform. So, stay tuned for next announcements!"
About the upcoming album, Welicoruss unveiled:
"Presently we are working very hard in the studio, composing and recording for our upcoming album "Siberian Heathen Horde." This release, which is currently scheduled for Spring of 2019, contains ten brand-new songs, all of which are faster, more aggressive, and contain more addictive melodies and deeper concepts than ever before! We are all very proud of what we’re creating, and we are 100% sure that our fans will love it too. Alongside this release we are also working on several videos for our best songs, and in Autumn of 2019 we also plan to release our first double-DVD which will contain the best live moments from throughout Welicoruss’ history. So keep your eyes peeled, because 2019 looks like it is going to be a very exciting year for us and for our beloved fans!"
Alpha Omega Management is extremely thrilled to announce the signing of the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught!
Onslaught stated on the signing:
'Onslaught are incredibly happy to announce Alpha Omega as their new managerial representation. We have set ourselves an ambitious set of goals, targets and achievements for the coming year and beyond. We honestly feel that Alpha Omega are the right team to ensure that those ambitions become a reality and to take them on even further! Buckle up ladies and gentlemen, things are about to get crazy!’
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds:
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught to our roster family! No need to say that with their new line-up, these guys are relentless and hungry to blast the world harder than ever! Cannot wait to start working for their ambitious goals! Stay tuned, great things are going to happen!"
As previously Onslaught announced, the band will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018 on Friday 10th August. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass) will be joined by James Perry (Drums) and Wayne Dorman (Guitar).
Next Onslaught shows:
August 10th - UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
October 5th - Germany - FUeLDA Thrashers Delight @ Alte Piesel
October 19th - Belgium - Evil or Die Fest
More shows TBA.
UK Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80's (Power From Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity), the band marked it's path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Thrash Domination, 70000 Tons of Metal, Hammersonic, Hellfest, Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few. With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times Onslaught stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today.
During the mass promotion in the USA for the latest studio album ‘VI’ we saw Onslaught reach and stay in the top 10 of the CMJ charts for 4 consecutive weeks. ‘VI’ was also the number 1 selling thrash metal album with Amazon.com becoming one of the biggest selling acts in North America for their Label AFM records.
Early 2016 saw the release of ‘Live at the Slaughterhouse’ a live DVD that celebrated the power and raw intensity of an Onslaught show that was well received by the public and critics alike. 2016 also saw Onslaught as the first international thrash metal band to play Vietnam as well as touring China, Taiwan and Indonesia and Europe.
2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the Onslaught continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!
"Sound Of Violence" (Official Video 2011): https://youtu.be/duUULTUwTT0
"66Fucking6 (Official video 2014): https://youtu.be/x4gMbHLUv_k
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!
Alpha Omega Management is pleased to announce the signing of San Diego's nu Metal act The Flood!
Comments Michael J Felder, band's guitarist and founder:
"We are excited to be part of what we call the best management agency on the planet. We're ready and cannot wait to see all of our new fans overseas!"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We're thrilled to welcome The Flood to our roster family! The band is born to be on stage, they play heavy, without compromizes, delivering to its audience a fabulous mix of dark melodies of pain and pleasure! You are invited to join and follow The Flood!"
The Flood started with guitarist Michael J Felder (Ash The Sky) and bassist Todd Sauer (Ash The Sky) in summer 2016. On Drums is Xavier (Blackie) Sanchez (ex-Benedictum) and rounding up with vocalist Kathleen McDowell-Takahashi. The Flood is a mixture of alternative metal / nu Metal a dark sludgy melodic mixture of pain and pleasure as noted by Kathleen's clever lyric writing abilities. The band is also very talented all musicians being from touring bands makes the music easy on the ears but very very heavy. The Flood is a diverse group of people striving for the same thing, the live audience, the shows are pounding and heaving sonically sound and raw.
Alpha Omega Management is extremely glad to announce the signing of the Lebanese metal act Phenomy!
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash / Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal / ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale / Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and web-zines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Phenomy stated the signing:
"We are glad to announce our signing with Alpha Omega Management. We are proud to join the Alpha Omega family, another huge step forward. We would like to thank all the Alpha Omega members for the opportunity and we know it will be a hell of a ride. Expect only huge news from us."
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"What a pleasure to welcome these fabulous thrashers in Phenomy to our roster family! Since the formation, they have captured the attention everywhere they have played, and now their journey proceeds with us, conquering new wider territories. Stay tuned!"
Stream "Dance Of The Wounded Souls" here: https://soundcloud.com/phenomy/02-dance-of-the-wounded-souls
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