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Bay Area outfit SpiralArms recently completed work on the third video from 2013 album "Freedom." The new clip for the song "Exit 63" can be seen below. Guitarist Tim Narducci comments on the new video and the band's future plans:
"Here is our third video from the Freedom album, 'Exit 63.' It takes a step back in time and taps into moments of history that ended the free love movement. It's a heavy visual reminder that history usually repeats its self and parades the dark side of humanity. A very heavy ride!
"We've been gearing up for the studio over the summer writing what will be the next SpiralArms release. We have 7 songs so far and tons of riffs/ideas that will wrap up the song writing this month. These songs are a nice growth from Freedom...a little heavier even...and we're really excited about them! Our plan is to be in the studio tracking in October with a release for early 2015. Stay tuned and we'll keep the updates coming!" More...
The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.
Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.
For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.
"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."
Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:
Ides of Gemini
Secrets of the Sky
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Spiralarms has announced the addition of drummer Andy Galeon (Death Angel) to the fold. Andy will make his live debut with the band this Saturday, February 8th in San Francisco, CA at the Milk Bar. Guitarist Craig Locicero released the following statement on Andy joining the band:
"After much deliberation and our European tour, we've decided it is time to part ways with our good friend and Brother Ron Redeen. This was not an easy decision, but it came down to health and personal reasons that Ron must deal with on his own terms. Make no mistake about it this was difficult. Ron is a fantastic drummer and a wonderful person who deserves much credit and respect for his playing. We wish him nothing but the best for his future and we love him dearly.
"Now to the present...Andy Galeon, formerly of Death Angel, is 'the New Guy!' When Andy and I got together to play the Robb Flynn and Friends benefit last month, we just clicked. Everything we played together had something special going within our chemistry. This was totally unexpected by both of us and the only times previous to that I'd actually played music with Andy was on old Sabbath songs decades ago. That being said, we've been friends for about 25 years and toured our asses off together in 1990 in Europe and the States. Back then we were the two youngest kids on the bus! There is a history and pedigree that makes sense.
"When Tim, Cornbread and Brad watched Andy and I play at the benefit, it all became clear. He IS our guy that will help us continue to grow into the heavy rock force we set out to be. Our first full practice was tonight and we all got chills at how much we jelled with the power and groove Andy brings to the table. Andy's been playing drums his entire life and pretty much grew up in rock and metal school. Honestly, I'm so happy to have Andy in a situation were he can get back out there and show his skills in our music. We all complement each other with an ease that's difficult to come by. It's about time he steps back into the international ring, so to speak.
"Now it's out of the frying pan and into the fire! Two rehearsals and we're playing our first show Saturday night in San Francisco! That's what Professionals do and Andy is a Pro!" More...
SpiralArms has released a new music video for "Drugs & Alcohol," which is taken off the album "Freedom," available now on Steamhammer / SPV.
Check out the video below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. The track listing for "Freedom" is:
1. Dropping Like Flies
2. Hold Me To The Sky
3. Exit 63
4. Blackmoon Morning
5. Drugs & Alcohol
7. Lovers Leap
8. Tomorrow's Dream
10. I Lay Low
11. Low Country Girl (Vinyl Only Bonus Track) More...
East Bay act SpiralArms will release second album "Freedom" tomorrow, October 22nd in North America via Steamhammer / SPV.
In anticipation of the release of "Freedom," Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive full album stream. Check it out below.
SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden, and Man Made God. This sextet has one mission: to save today's music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront.
"We always work at the studio as a full band," says guitarist Craig Locicero. "The basic tracks of the new album were recorded in just about 16 hours, the rest was recorded by and by, but always in the same spirit. From the beginning, we never lost sight of our vision and that special flair which our new songs have." More...
SpiralArms - featuring Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero - is streaming a second new track "Dealer," from the band's upcoming sophomore LP "Freedom." The album is set for release on October 4th (Germany), October 7th (EU) and October 22nd (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.
The track listing for "Freedom" is:
1. Dropping Like Flies
2. Hold Me To The Sky
3. Exit 63
4. Blackmoon Morning
5. Drugs & Alcohol
7. Lovers Leap
8. Tomorrow's Dream
10. I Lay Low
11. Low Country Girl (Vinyl Only Bonus Track)
Check out "Dealer" here: More...
East Bay act SpiralArms is set to release second album "Freedom" on October 8th in North America via Steamhammer / SPV.
Today MetalSucks is hosting astream of the song "Drugs & Alcohol." Check it out below.
SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden, and Man Made God. "We always work at the studio as a full band," says guitarist Craig Locicero. "The basic tracks of the new album were recorded in just about 16 hours, the rest was recorded by and by, but always in the same spirit. From the beginning, we never lost sight of our vision and that special flair which our new songs have."
The band also comments: "We hope to be able to come to Europe next spring at the latest. We haven't forgotten the positive reactions to our show at the 2007 Graspop, where we were the only band without a record deal. That's why we can hardly wait to play in Europe again." More...
Steamhammer / SPV is proud to announce the signing of East Bay rockers SpiralArms. Their second album "Freedom" is scheduled for an October 2013 release.
Tim Narducci (SpiralArms) comments: "We're very proud to be a part of the SPV/Steamhammer records! SPV is the perfect home for us to grow into the band that we had envisioned when we started. Their belief in SpiralArms has only inspired us to rock harder then ever! We always felt like we just needed a crack in the door so we can kick it all the way open with our brand of heaviness."
Georg Schröder (A+R Steamhammer/SPV) ads: "This band rocks hard! Their debut album'Highest Society' which was released in 2010 already showed that these guys are really able to deliver some true, honest and super heavy melodic Rock. The upcoming album 'Freedom' goes one step further and just blew us away. The songs recall on the times of the really big rock songs of the past but the band managed it to sound amazingly fresh and modern. We can't wait to release this Rock Monster in October!" More...
Forbidden founding member / guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero has issued the following update about working on a new album and the status of his other projects:
“Recently I've been getting bombarded with questions as to what exactly I am doing musically because I have so many updates about my different projects. Forbidden, SpiralArms, Demonica, and now Manmade God have all been thrown out there. So please let me explain a little bit.
“At the end of 2011, I made a commitment to myself: 2012 will be the year I have the most musical gratification and fun I will ever have had in my life. So far my mission is working out pretty well.
“Forbidden. We are writing a record presently and what we have so far is smoking-shit-hot-thrash-attack! Sasha Horn has been a lightning rod for our original energy since he's joined up. The only issue we have is the amount of time we get to spend together with Steve Smyth and Sasha both living elsewhere. But we have our 'Four Dates of the Apocalypse' coming up here in April and we finish that up in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil! That will be awesome. While we get together to practice, we also work on new songs. Then, it’s Wacken in August and recording the new record before the end of the year for a 2013 release. I sure hope there is a 2013! More...
California hard rockers SpiralArms have issued the following update about their new album, "Highest Society:"
"So the records done....Ty's masters sound awesome as we expected....Were proud to announce that LuxuryBuzz and Apache productions have solidified a release for Europe & Russia coming June 2010...just started to look for a label home in the States...keep you updated till now.... so here's 'Live Antoher Day' album version and 'Year Of The Broken Man'...one written in 2005...See you on tour soon!"
California hard rockers Spiralarms have posted a new song, entitled "Later On," on their MySpace page. The song comes off of their upcoming album, "Highest Society," which will be released on March 1st.
Upcoming Spiralarms shows are as follows:
Jan 23 - Fat Cat - Modesto, California
Feb 13 - Pine St. - Livermore
Aug 14 - Truckers Event Show (set timeTBA) - Salinas, California
California thrash metal band Demonica has released a new song, "Demon Class," on their MySpace page.
Demonica's lineup is as follows:
Craig Locicero (Forbidden, Spiral Arms): Lead Guitars
Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate): Lead Guitars
Klaus hyr (Demonica): Vocals
Marc Grabowski (Corruption): Bass
Mark Hernandez (Forbidden, Defiance): Drums
Singer, Tim Narducci, of the California hard rock band Spiralarms, has issued the following update regarding the progress of their new record:
"Hello everyone, wanted to hip you to the fact that we finished recording 'Highest Society' this weekend. Ron played the last of the percussion yesterday and I put down some 'Beatlesesq' backgrounds on 'Sleep of the Just' to take the song to a trippier place. Files of 'Bottom Rung' were sent off to our broham Eric Kretz in L.A. so he can lay down some slay bells at his studio (Bomb Shelter). This will be badass! Last, we start mixing shortly after the New Year."
"We were talking about putting a song up on the page for you all to check out for a day, not sure which one yet, also what day to post it... I think New Years Day might be cool to soothe some mighty hangovers, not sure though! Any suggestions are welcome on a good day to post..."
"Anyway, Happy Holidays friends, be safe, and take time to enjoy your friends and loved ones...lifes fragile and short."
Spiralarms has issued the following end of year update and information about acquiring a new drummer and guitarist:
"Hello friends wanted to update everybody on whats been happening. Well, last year was a difficult one for us, with losing loved ones, a record that didn't see its release, botched business moves, I am still in shock that we were able to get past out internal bullshit and focus on the one and most important thing, MUSIC. Well here we are....with a few new band mates, some new music, and motivation to keep going. First we would like to welcome Ron Redeen to the drum throne. What a great guy and unbelievable drummer, great to have you aboard. Second, my little brother Greg Narducci has joined the rhythm guitar ranks. He always told me "One day we'll play in a band together and it's gonna be killer"! He was right all along, it is killer...welcome aboard bruiser. Third, yes Chris has moved on to take on other musical endeavors. We wish him the best always, and he will always be a brother in my book, thanks for rocking with us man! Last, we look forward to moving on with our lives musically and spiritually...If anything was gained out of all of the heartache of 2008 was to learn to forgive, and not forget why we make music in the first place...because its vital. Live Another Day~ Best, Tim/Spiralarms"
San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADE GOD, now featuring former SYSTEMATIC frontman Tim Narducci, have officially changed their name to SPIRALARMS.
"We changed our name due a number of reasons, mostly political, but most importantly the sound," said Narducci in on online posting. "It's much different then what those guys [MANMADEGOD] were doing before and much different even for myself.
"We have been writing like crazy [and we have] about 16 songs [finished] now. We played our first show at the Pound June 5th in San Francisco and it was a blast!"
SYSTEMATIC, one of the first groups signed to Lars Ulrich's now-defunct imprint The Music Company (distributed through Elektra Records), broke up following an April 9 show in Livermore, California. Meanwhile, MANMADEGOD appear to have suffered a similar fate following the departure of vocalist Pann and an apparent split with their record label, American Recordings.