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Alkira

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Below is our complete Alkira news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Alkira Engages In "Submission Therapy"

South Australian thrash metal quartet Alkira today releases an official film clip for "Submission Therapy," the first single from debut album “Juggernaut.”

Speaking about the video, drummer Ryan comments: “It is silly…very silly. The song is themed around the ideas of domination and submission in a number of different contexts, both forced and voluntary. We threw a few ideas around and then our film guy Brett Hookham ran with it. We're stoked with how it has turned out so hopefully it gets a few laughs!”

"Juggernaut" was released on October 18th, 2014 and was described by EchoesAndDust.com as “possibly the best thrash album of the year…[or] of the past several years." The track listing is:

1. Chains
2. Submission Therapy
3. Land of the Sodomite Damned
4. #479
5. The Fleet
6. Inebriated State
7. Juggernaut
8. Spiritual Abuse (Parallel Prisons)
9. Institution
10. Shattered End More...

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Alkira Reveals "Juggernaut" Details

South Australian thrash-metal quartet Alkira today releases details about the "Juggernaut" album, now officially set for release on October 18th.

The 10-track album was mixed and mastered by Darren "Jenk" Jenkins (Mortal Sin, Deprivation), who also handled these duties on Alkira's "Red Devil" EP from 2013. The track listing is as follows:

1. Chains
2. Submission Therapy
3. Land of the Sodomite Damned
4. #479
5. The Fleet
6. Inebriated State
7. Juggernaut
8. Spiritual Abuse (Parallel Prisons)
9. Institution
10. Shattered End

"This album is a huge step forward for us," comments drummer Ryan Quarrington. "We have always felt that we have a unique sound, but these songs are pushing the envelope even further. It is considerably heavier, more aggressive and more intricate than the Red Devil EP... I think that is reflected in the album artwork as well. We are very proud of it."

Artwork for the album is again in the hands of Aaron Schirmer who also produced the goods for "Red Devil."

The first single from the album, "Submission Therapy," will be released in early October, along with an official video clip. Alkira has also recorded a cover of Sepultura's classic track "Inner Self," featuring guest vocals by Truth Corroded's Jason North, which is set for FREE digital release within the week. More...

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"Metal Down Under" DVD Released

The "Metal Down Under" DVD - a documentary chronicling the history of heavy metal in Australia - has now finally been released and can be ordered at this location. A teaser trailer is available below, and the organizers of the movie comment:

"Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history.

"More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life.

"Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.

"Here's the facts! Time and time again our beloved scene has been overshadowed, dismissed and disregarded by many mainstream media / culture and plenty of lethargic Australian heavy music fans too, oh not to forget the rest of the world's ignorance or lack of knowledge. Bleak times? Maybe? But, that has all changed! To find out why? WATCH Metal Down Under! This film reveals the history, the unsung heroes of our scene and why it's never been more important to acknowledge & support Australian Heavy Music wholeheartedly!” More...

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Alkira Posts "The Night Mare" Video

South Australian metal act Alkira has released a music video for "The Night Mare," taken from the recently released "Red Devil" EP.

The clip was filmed and produced by Brett Hookham in the band's home town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills. Check it out below. The full EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Red Devil
2. Hell's March
3. The Night Mare
4. Masks of the World

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Alkira Posts New EP Trailer

South Australian thrash metal band Alkira has released a short promotional video for the upcoming EP "Red Devil." Check out the clip below.

The four-track EP was mixed and mastered by Darren "Jenk" Jenkins (Deprivation, Mortal Sin) at Studio 74, NSW and will be launched on June 22nd at Fowlers Live, alongside Lord, Truth Corroded and more.

The video includes snippets of all four songs on the "Red Devil" EP, backed by footage from Alkira's tours to Melbourne and Perth in 2012 and 2013, as well as from the band's support slot for Fear Factory at Adelaide UniBar in September of 2012.

The EP's artwork was illustrated by Aaron Schirmer and depicts an army marching through and laying waste to Hindley Street outside the infamous Enigma Bar, led by the Red Devil. The track listing for the EP is as follows:

1. Red Devil
2. Hell's March
3. The Night Mare
4. Masks of the World More...

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Alkira Issues Recording Update

Australia's Alkira has checked in with the following update about recording new material:

"The skeleton has now been formed. Drums recorded and sounding heavier than the guilt of spilling your friends beer all over their 3/4 army camouflage shorts/ pants. Huge thank you to Andy Kite for recording and editing the drums and letting us read his dirty mags.

"Thanks to Harrison and Liam for their gear and Harrison's god like tuning ears. Also props goes to Ryan for drumming in the 60 degree weather just gone and letting us drink the sweat from his body to keep us hydrated."

The band also recently posted the following 2012 year-end update: More...

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Alkira Streaming New Song

Adelaide Hills thrash metallers Alkira have released the track "At War (With the Core)" from their debut EP "Down From the Hills." The track features guest vocals from Lee "Liggy" Gardiner, vocalist of Double Dragon (soon to be "Sons of Asena").

The band states: "After gigging the Adelaide scene for nearly 2 years we decided it was finally time to lay down a decent recording, and we think this EP fully reflects what this band is about! It's raw, it's fast and it was fucking fun to make! We've gone for an 'old school' theme with the sound, artwork and vibe of the EP, reflecting the music we enjoy and love to make. It was an honour to have Liggy agree to do guest vocals on At War and his contribution has brought the song to a whole new level!"

Check out the song "At War (With the Core)" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile or Reverbnation page.

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