Belgian extreme heavy metal frontrunners Evil Invaders drop another bomb by delivering epic anthem and third single "Die For Me" - the last harbinger of cutthroat energy released before the band unleashes their newest album, Shattering Reflection, this Friday! The album follows previous record Feed Me Violence (2017), which was highly acclaimed by fans and international press (Deaf Forever 9,5/10 [DE], Rock Tribune 9/10 [BE], Powerplay 9/10 [UK], Spark 5/6 [CZ]).
Evil Invaders on “Die For Me”:
“’Die For Me’ was the first video script I actually wrote out before we recorded the video. Working with a crew that executed the visual aspect of it exactly as I had it in mind was just killer! The song itself has a strong rock 'n' roll vibe with a lot of anger and insanity mixed into it. I opened some dark and wicked doors my mind while writing this song... Now tell me what you're gonna do...”
Evil Invaders’s "Shattering Reflection" promises to be a game-changer for the Belgian four-piece, as the band finds their own formula – twisting heavy metal into yet another extreme direction. The album takes off with speeding banger “Hissing in Crescendo”, followed by the epic anthem “Die For Me”, already destined to become an Evil Invaders all-time classic. A calmer side is explored on tracks like mid-tempo opus “Forgotten Memories”, creating a dense, heavy wall of sound with equally piercing vocals and lyrics underlined by guitar solo virtuosity.
That thrilling epos stands in line with “In Deepest Black”, further showcasing how the band has managed to craft a pure classic heavy metal anthem with melodic guitar lines and catchy choruses, creeping relentlessly into the listener’s head. It also proves that frontman Joe has undoubtedly matured vocally, as his voice enters a whole new dimension in all facets. On the contrary, “Sledgehammer Justice” is a furious outburst of classic thrash / speed metal in which the Belgian quartet goes full throttle with hammering rhythms and guitar solo madness! Another album highlight is dark opus “The Circle”, creating a horrifying atmosphere with stomping drums and excellent guitar lines. Fans of King Diamond will definitely dig this one! Throughout the album, the band manages to keep the balance between fast extreme heavy metal with sharp shredding and mosh-worthy tracks, as well as melodic, intense and chorus-oriented mid-tempo anthems.
Shattering Reflection is a monster of an album that indisputably proves that, within in a new generation of metal bands, Evil Invaders have developed and matured record after record, just like classic metal bands of yore. Fans will instantly clamour to hear Shattering Reflection in full, and see these sinister tracks performed live on stage!
Joe (vocalist & guitarist) on Shattering Reflection:
"I’m very satisfied with what we achieved on Shattering Reflection. We’ve created a very versatile and surprising album. Because it had been so long since we released anything new, we had a lot of demo material to choose from and I think that’s what made this record so interesting. We had the time to experiment with the song writing, arrangements and vocal lines. Also the collaboration with Francesco Paoli as a producer was really cool. We managed to truly give the songs a unique vibe. It feels like we’re at the start of a new chapter for the band and I’m excited to hear people’s reactions to the new stuff! It was a long and heavy process, but it was totally worth it!"
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Bulgaria’s Storm is releasing a new single “Here I Am”, their third one following Angel (2019) and Sulza (2020). It is a sleek speed metal offering characterized with melodic vocal lines presented often in harmonies, laid against swift tempo and heavy riffs.
According to the band, “Here I Am” is a look inward, where Mihail Bonev (bass, vocals) reflects on coping with personal problems. Compared to the other singles, which are more melodic and slow, this one is, as the band remarks, more sophisticated and accurate. They continue to explain the track:
“We are evolving in playing as well as in producing, which is great. 'Here I Am' is the clearest example so far of what kind of a band we are, in the sense of music. This song best reveals the essence of our music - both the lyric side and the powerful side. We really believe that it will be much liked, we already see our fans enjoying the songs very much. It’s trying to give them the full joy of real original music in the respective genres, not banal cliches or latest modern tunes.”
Initially, Storm was trying to appeal to the commercial side of music, but has now moved past that and is fully embracing the heavier music their audience knows them best for. “Here I Am” is one of the band’s favourites and they are ecstatic to finally be releasing it.
Galvanized by ambition and a desire to pave their own way, Alexander Mladenov (drums, vocals), Mihail Bonev (bass, vocals) started Storm after leaving Atlantic in 2018, they recruited Nikolay Mihaylov (guitar). Fans can expect at least three brand new original songs coming down the pipe, along with two covers of Atlantic songs.
With its promising intro and inspiring riffs, the powerful “Here I Am” is recommended for fans of Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Angra. “Here I Am” is now available as of May 28, 2021 and can be heard on the following platforms:
Colombian speed metal band Witch Hunt has signed to Dead Center Productions to release their debut full-length album "Rock n' Roll Possession" (10 tracks of old-school Speed-Metal influenced by Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate!)! Album will be released on April 23, 2021. The second single "Rock n' Roll Possession" has been released on all digital platforms!
"Rock n' Roll Possession" is also streaming on Dead Center Productions Youtube channel here - https://youtu.be/_gp_gLuR60E
Witch Hunt is a speed metal band formed in Bogotá - Colombia with the firm purpose of interpreting sounds forged by the great Rock n 'Roll bands of all time, but with a strong influence from the Metal of the wonderful decade of the 80' s, groups such as: Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate, among many others, fueled the desire to forge what Witch Hunt represents today.
Initially active in the period 2006-2009 "itch Hunt participated in different district events, in 2007 it had the opportunity to record the single "Justicia y Venganza" as part of its participation in the "V Festival Rock por los derechos Humanos Ciudad Bolívar", which was included in a compilation of district bands of which 500 copies were pressed in CD format, was also included in the compilation “Latinoamerica Thrashing the World” in 2009 highlighting the participation of bands such as Tungsteno, Guerra Total from Colombia among other groups from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
For the year 2016, a new cycle for the group began, materializing the composition work carried out in previous years, highlighting in 2018 its participation in the "IV Festival Tunjuelito Territorio Rock", to date Witch Hunt has participated in different district events sharing the stage with bands like: Shellshock, Sobibor, White Thunder, Evillucifer, Torno, Hellroar, Adrenaline, Revolver, Unauthorized, Alma Dorada, Cuentos de los Hermanos Grind, among many others.
During the year 2019 and 2020 the recording work of what would be his first Full Length - Album entitled "Rock n 'Roll Possession" is consolidated, which will be released by the end of 2020 in an initial print run with 10 Tracks in ProTape format which were recorded in Audio Duplication Service Florida - USA, by the beginning of the year 2021 the signing of the band by the label "Rata Mutante Records" is consolidated, led by Mr. Esteban Mejía of the band Revenge, who will be in charge of the press in CD format of "Rock n 'Roll Possession", in this same year the alliance with the Ukrainian label "Dead Center Productions" materializes, who will be in charge of the diffusion of our album at a digital level for the whole world, focusing mainly on Europe, UK, USA and Australia, thus seeking to give greater scope and projection to the band.
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Colombian speed metal crew Witch Hunt unveil the first single "The Inquisitor" taken from the new album "Rock n' Roll Possession"
On April 23rd, Dead Center Productions will release the debut album of Colombian speed metal band Witch Hunt - "Rock n' Roll Possession". The first single from the album, "The Inquisitor", has been released on all digital platforms.
Colombian speed metal band Witch Hunt signed to Dead Center productions to release their debut full length album "Rock n' Roll Possession" (10 tracks of old school speed metal influenced by Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE) and Mercyful Fate), the album will be released physically on April 26, 2021.
Witch Hunt is a speed metal band formed in Bogotá - Colombia with the firm purpose of interpreting sounds forged by the great Rock n 'Roll bands of all time, but with a strong influence from the Metal of the wonderful decade of the 80's, groups such as: Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate, among many others, fuelled the desire to forge what Witch Hunt represents today.
Initially active between 2006 - 2009, Witch Hunt participated in different district events, in 2007 it had the opportunity to record the single "Justicia y Venganza" as part of its participation in the "V Festival Rock por los derechos Humanos Ciudad Bolívar", which was included in a compilation of district bands of which 500 copies were pressed in CD format, was also included in the compilation “Latinoamerica Thrashing the World” in 2009 highlighting the participation of bands such as Tungsteno, Guerra Total from Colombia among other groups from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
In 2016 a new cycle for the group began, materializing the composition work carried out in previous years, highlighting in 2018 their participation in the "IV Festival Tunjuelito Territorio Rock", to date Witch Hunt has participated in different district events, sharing the stage with bands like Shellshock, Sobibor, White Thunder, Evillucifer, Torno, Hellroar, Adrenaline, Revolver, Unauthorized, Alma Dorada, Cuentos de los Hermanos Grind, among many others.
During the years 2019 and 2020 the recording work of what would be their first full length album entitled "Rock n 'Roll Possession" is finalised, which was released in late 2020 in an initial print run with 10 Tracks on ProTape format, which was recorded in Audio Duplication Service Florida - USA. By the beginning of the year 2021, the signing of the band by the label Rata Mutante Records is finalised, led by Mr. Esteban Mejía of the band Revenge, who will be in charge of the press on CD format of "Rock n 'Roll Possession". In the same year the alliance with the Ukrainian label "Dead Center Productions" materialized, they will be in charge of the distribution of the album on a digital level for the whole world, focusing mainly on Europe, UK, USA and Australia, thus seeking to give greater scope and projection for the band.
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New Zealander Speed Metallers Stälker release raw & apocalyptic music video for brand new single "Intruder"
New Zealand's speed metal overlords Stälker are returning with yet another lesson in raw and in-your-face heavy metal, breathing the spirit and danger of the glorious 80s.
Following 2019's globally acclaimed Powermad EP, the band's impatiently awaited second full-length album, Black Majik Terror, will be released on October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.
As Stälker weaves through tales of darkness and the ever present evil in the world, they close Black Majik Terror with the monumental "Intruder". This track employs everything the band does well - from their exaggerated vocal style to rapidly executed riffs and is an exquisite culmination of Stälker's work leading to this point. Everything you want from Speed Metal can be found here.
"Intruder" is the second single being released off Black Majik Terror, following the anthemic "Of Steel And Fire". The song is accompanied by a raw tale of rabid outlaws tearing through a post apocalyptic hellscape - viewers are in for a real treat!
Watch the music video for "Intruder" HERE
Black Majik Terror will available in various formats/editions (see below) - pre-order your copy HERE.
Daif: Vocals + Bass
‘Ace Of Spades’ - the title track of Motörhead's 1980 iconic, game changing album - isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written, it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.
Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds, that speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock… forever.
Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on Motörhead Day 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, and fans from around the globe, to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!
Here’s what’ll be happening on the day:
A new lyric video for the most iconic of Motörhead songs – 'Ace Of Spades' will premiere here.
Use a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of Motörhead to transform your face.
A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
Fill a glass with your favourite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional.
Join Motörhead Day here - https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR
We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!
Dear Heavy Metal Maniacs, here's a statement from guitarist Alexandra of Jenner!
"Today is a big day for us! In addition to celebrating 6 years since the band has been formed, we have many more news for you.
Since many of you are eager for new music, we’re proud to announce that our new release, EP “The Test Of Time” will be released on February 20, 2020, the same day as our previous release. Of course, via Inferno Records! We’re extremely pleased we have an opportunity and honor to once again work with a man like Fabien Pinneteau. Also, another thing that hasn’t changed is collaboration with Luka Matković and Citadela Sound Production Studio.
As previously announced, the EP is consisted of 3 songs, "Night Without Dawn", "The Test Of Time" featuring Emil Ivošević (Alexandra's boyfriend and singer of Sigma Epsilon), and a cover of song “Young & Proud“ by Demoniac (thanks Ljubo Marjanović for permission).
The other thing you may notice is that the band continues to work as a trio. In conversation with our singer Anđelina Mitić, we came to the conclusion that there’s no more energy and enthusiasm in the band like it used to be... so we decided that Alexandra takes the microphone. We wish Anđelina all the best in the future! These 6 years have brought us many beautiful experiences and memories that we’ll remember forever.
Another change you may notice is that a new bassist, Katarina Henc, is playing with us. This way we welcome her to the band! Our bass player, Nevena Ilić, gave birth about a month ago and brought another beautiful girl to the world. Considering that she’s currently unable to play, her job will be done by Kaća, and the time will tell how the things will further go.
On drums is, as before, Marija Dragićević. Since she was on maternity leave during the recording, the drums were recorded by our friend, Nikola Simonović.
And finally, we want to thank all the people who helped us get through this rough period and get on with it. You're wonderful!
Expect more information from us after the New Year!"
Feast Your Eyes is the impending new full-length from Montreal, Canada-based speed metal trio Warsenal. Set for worldwide release on their new label home of Svart Records on November 15th, the anticipated follow-up to 2015's Barn Burner debut boasts the band's most forward-thinking assortment of speed/thrash metal rippers to date and is sure to snap the necks of younger fans and disciples of the old-school alike.
In advance of its release, the band is pleased to unleash their video for first album single "Forever Lost." Comments Warsenal guitarist/vocalist Mathieu Rondeau:-
"'Forever Lost' was consensually our favourite song to play and what we felt would do a strong first impression of the new album. The song is from the perspective of a shadow that has had enough of following and being a prisoner of his owner, so it ends up killing its owner. Musically, the song progressively gets darker to fit the lyrics."
View WARSENAL's "Forever Lost" video at THIS LOCATION.
Warsenal released a three-song demo in 2012 and immediately started performing live that same year. The demo quickly grasped the attention of a Japanese festival organizer, who invited the band to perform on the True Thrash Fest in February 2013 alongside the likes of legends Exciter, Violator, and Sabbat. The band gained further notoriety upon their return home, where they played shows incessantly throughout Canada. Since the release of their 2015 debut album, Barn Burner, Warsenal have remained an active live act, having toured the US, Canada, and Mexico and appearing at various metal fests, including Full Terror Assault with Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, and more.
Pre-order info for Feast Your Eyes can be found HERE.
Mathieu Rondeau – guitar, vocals
Jeffrey Millaire – bass
Vincent Caron – drums
Without question, Rob Halford is one of heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists - as heard through his highly influential and groundbreaking work with Judas Priest. But over his career, he has also proven able to master a variety of other styles vocally - including holiday-themed music. And in time for this holiday season, Halford will be releasing an all-new album, entitled Celestial on October 18th via Legacy Recordings.
Credited to Rob Halford with Family and Friends, the album mixes holiday classics with all-new compositions, and will appeal to lovers of traditional holiday music and headbangers alike. The man also known as the Metal God goes on to explain:-
“The great thing about heavy metal is it’s got these kinds of multiple dimensions. I think when you look at it from an outside point of view - if you’re not really familiar with the metal scene - it can look pretty intimidating. And it is a very strong, powerful experience. But it comes at different levels. I think the music that we’ve made on Celestial, for example, gives a display of that. Metal maniacs - as we call ourselves - are just as ready for the holidays as everybody else. And what we’ve tried to do with this music is to reach out to as many of those metal dimensions as we possibly can.”
And judging from the “Rob Halford with Family and Friends” banner, Celestial sees Halford joined by a supporting cast of those very close to him - his brother (Nigel) on drums, his nephew on bass (Alex, son of Priest bassist Ian Hill), has sister (Sue) on bells, and twin guitar tandem of Robert Jones and Jon Blakey.
Once all the contributors were in place, Halford:-
“Went away and listened to a lot holiday music and Christmas carols. Traditional stuff. 12 tracks - including original tracks that I’m particularly excited about. And in that way, because of the dimensions of each song and the messages of each song, I think we cover a really broad platform. To me, more than anything, I wanted it to have its own characteristics and be a little bit more different than the regular rock n’ roll Christmas album.”
Halford has certainly accomplished this goal, as evidenced by such standout originals as the album-opening title track, “Donner and Blitzen,” and “Protected by the Light,” as well as re-workings of such holiday standards as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Joy to the World,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” among other standouts. “‘Donner and Blitzen’ gets the snowball rolling for Celestial - a song full of excitement, love and hope,” says Rob. “You can hear and feel the power of Christmas time - energy roarin’ with rockin’ reindeers haulin’!”
“I think the holidays for any family are a mixture of fun and excitement and apprehension of the whole event. The magic of it more than anything else. It’s just a beautiful time of year - which a lot of us wish would be for every day of the year. It’s a beautiful thing as far as bringing families together. So, what better way to celebrate it than with your family, friends...and music. You must have music at Christmas time.”
And with the arrival of Celestial, Rob Halford has certainly done his part.
1. Celestial [new song]
2. Donner and Blitzen [new song]
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Away In A Manger
5. Morning Star [new song]
6. Deck The Halls
1. Joy To The World
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
4. The First Noel
5. Good King Wenceslas
6. Protected By The Light [new song]
Montreal, Canada-based speed metal trio Warsenal have joined forces with Svart Records for the release of their Feast Your Eyes full-length. Slated for worldwide release on November 15th, the anticipated follow-up to 2015's Barn Burner debut boasts the band’s most forward-thinking assortment of speed/thrash metal hymns to date and is sure to snap the necks of younger fans, alongside worshippers of the old school à la Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax.
Comments Warsenal guitarist/vocalist Mathieu Rondeau:-
"We’re really excited to be signing with Finnish label Svart Records. They have a great international visibility and are very well respected among musicians and fans alike. This makes us very honoured to be taking over the world of metal under their flag. I think that with Feast Your Eyes, we’ve really grasped what is the 'Warsenal sound' and how we want to go from there. It's still raw and filled to the brim with crazy riffs flying everywhere, but the production quality and the song structures have really taken on major improvement; call it maturity, I guess. The songs are all very different and unique, while keeping the Warsenal energy and the madness people dug on the first album. A lot of surprises and jaw-dropping is to be expected. It's definitely not your typical, generic thrash or speed metal album."
Further details on Feast Your Eyes, including track teasers and preorders, will be unveiled in the weeks to come.
Warsenal released a three-song demo in 2012 and immediately started performing live that same year. The demo quickly grasped the attention of a Japanese festival organizer, who invited the band to perform on the True Thrash Fest in February 2013 alongside the likes of legends Exciter, Violator, and Sabbat. The band gained further notoriety upon their return home, where they played shows incessantly throughout Canada. Since the release of their 2015 debut album, Barn Burner, Warsenal have remained an active live act, having toured the US, Canada, and Mexico and appearing at various metal fests, including Full Terror Assault with Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, and more. Stay tuned for further Warsenal live invasions to be announced soon.
Mathieu Rondeau – guitar, vocals
Jeffrey Millaire – bass
Vincent Caron – drums
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