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Last updated on July 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Swedish rockers Thundermother will issue the new album "Road Fever" on September 4th via Despotz Records.
The follow up to the critically acclaimed "Rock N' Roll Disaster" sees the outfit treading familiar waters with the tried and true classic influenced hard rock. Frontwoman, Clare Cunningman says, "We stuck with a sound that we all love and know will work as we have gained so many fans worldwide with this winning formula. But we hope to reach out now to a wider audience as our sound drifts towards the classic Motorhead era." Guitarist, Flippa Nassil adds pointedly, "If you like 70's rock you will appreciate what we do - I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Rock and roll is not dead."
Formed in 2010 when guitarists, Flippa Nassil and Italian born Giorgia Carteri met with the same goals and passions - to put together and play in the ultimate rock and roll band. Several meetings and a few lineup changes later the duo hooked up with three others that share that same vision in the form of Irish singer, Clare Cunningham, bassist, Linda Strom and drummer, Tilda Stenqvist.
The track listing for the album is:
German metal act Crack Jaw - who split up around 1988 - will see the 1985 debut album "Nightout" released on September 4th via Kathargo Records (with distribution via Pure Steel Publishing).
Crack Jaw was formed in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, around 1982 and released a demo entitled "Heavy Rock" in 1983. The debut "Nightout" was issued in 1985 via Steamhammer Records. In 1988 the band issued it's final demo.
The forgotten classic "Nightout" will be made available on CD for the first time with additional bonus tracks. The full track listing is:
1. The Change
3. Make Me Believe
4. New Tomorrow
5. Never Tell No Lie
8. Galley Without Aim
9. Struck By Thunder
10. Seven Days of Wonder
11. Helluva Sound (Bonus Track)
12. Still Wanna Rock (Bonus Track)
13. Breaking The Oath (Bonus Track) More...
Pennsylvania metal act Power Theory issued a music video for the new track "Cut & Run." The song will appear on the upcoming third studio release to be entitled "Driven By Fear." More information on the new full length is expected soon.
"Driven By Fear" is the follow up to the 2012 sophomore effort "An Axe to Grind." Check out "Cut & Run" here:
German power metal act Rebellion, featuring ex-Grave Digger bassist Tomi Göttlich and Wolfchant/Xiron vocalist Michael Seifert, announced that the band's seventh full length studio effort will be entitled "Wyrd bið ful aræd – The History of the Saxons" - the follow up to the 2012 effort "Arminius: Furor Teutonicus" (see review here). The album is set for release on September 25th via Massacre Records and will be the first to feature drummer Timo Schneider (ex-Sencirow), who joined the band in 2013.
"Wyrd bið ful aræd – The History of the Saxons" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Geibig of Tone Town Music and was produced by Oliver Geibig & Tomi Göttlich.
The album is a conceptual release about the History of Saxons, from their creation to their forced conversion by the Franks at the beginning of the 9th century. The cover artwork (shown below) depicts the Extern Stones, as they might have looked from a pagan temple. More...
London's The Heretic Order is streaming the new track "Dark Light" from the debut album "All Hail the Order." The album is set for release on September 25th via Massacre Records
Check out the track here:
Former The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving has posted a lengthy rant on facebook sharing his views on metal music industry, slamming a few record labels, label owners and A&R product managers, including Century Media's Leif Jensen (also Dew-Scented) and Nuclear Blast.
"What I have come to see is that; “The music business” – one that could really be an amazing thing, with potential for true positive influence in society, is a mess..... .... instead – I found disgust, unwillingness and ignorance. Narcissists, and even psychopaths in far too many positions of power. People who don´t HAVE abstract conceptual understanding, and the necissary skill sets to act in way that is good for the companies they run or work for."
"After 10 years, I accepted. Leif Jensen is a fat bitter German with a slowly increasing liver and kidney disease, just like so many of his particular ilk."
" At The Gates Tompa is up for the job, he´s smart and well-phrased. But he really doesn´t stand for anything. He´s the epidimy of all the German metal labels love; A harmless white middleclass academic, with a shitty self image, great education and great taste in music."
Check out his entire post now below. More...
Canadian grindcore outfit Fuck The Facts premieres a brand new track titled "Prey" taken from the bands' upcoming album "Desire Will Rot", out August 25th via Noise Salvation.
Check out now the new music video "Prey" below.
Internal Suffering after nine years of waiting are about to release a new record coming fall/winter via Unique Leader Records. In anticipation the band premieres a new song and lyric video for the title track "Cyclonic Void Of Power".
You can now check it out below.
Raising The Veil - featuring Necrophagist drummer Romain Goulon, vocalist George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger (Monument of Misanthropy), guitarist Daniel R. Mclellan and bassist Denis Landry - is gearing up to release new full-length debut "Bosonic Quantvm Phenomena" on August 3rd.
With the release almost here, the band has teamed up with us to premiere the album in full online. Get devastated by some blistering tech death below!
"Bosonic Quantvm Phenomena" was successfully crowd funded and will be available as a digital download and limited physical CD. Pre-orders in various configurations are available right here.
The album was recorded last year by Romain Goulon, Daniel R. Mclellan and Denis Landry in their home studios. Vocals were tracked this spring by Stefan Kaschel (AudioRiot Recordings), who also took care of the entire editing, engineering, and mixing process.
The eleven song CD was mastered by Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios and will also include a re-mastered version of Raising The Veil's 2012 EP release “Yucatanimvs.” The full track listing is as follows: More...