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Evyltyde – debut album and new video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 12th January 2015 by Pieni

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Evylyde, the latest wonder in female-fronted bands from London, will release their self-titled debut album on Monday, 19th January. For this whole week that precedes it, the band has made the whole album available for free streaming on their Soundcloud account:

The first video off this album, “Chastity”, was posted yesterday on YouTube. Using the band’s own words: “Inspired by the world of exotic dancing, the video features a number of sensual dance scenes more akin to a Mötley Crüe video”. Check it out:

www.evyltyde.com

www.facebook.com/Evyltyde

www.twitter.com/Evyltyde

Darkend to participate in Nokturnal Mortum tribute

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 12th January 2015 by Pieni

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Last year Ukraine’s finest Nokturnal Mortum completed their 22nd anniversary. Now, in order to celebrate it, a bunch of hand-picked bands will record a tribute album – among them, Italian extreme ritual metallers Darkend (or “extreme obscure symphonic horror”, as they like to call themselves). There’s yet no date for this release, but the song Darkend will record is the classic “The Forgotten Ages Of Victory”, featuring their past band member, composer and multi-instrumentalist Saturious on keyboards and orchestral arrangements.

Meanwhile, Darkend are working on original songs as well, the plan being the release of the follow-up to “Grand Guignol – Book I” this year.

www.darkend.it
https://www.facebook.com/darkendofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkEndBand

Venom to release new album later this month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th January 2015 by Pieni

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Black metal veterans Venom are back, with their 14th studio album. The follow-up to “Fallen Angels” will be called “From The Very Depths” and it’s schedule to be released on 26th January, via Spinefarm Records, and will feature the following powerful tracks:

1. Eruptus
2. From The Very Depths
3. The Death Of Rock N Roll
4. Smoke
5. Temptation
6. Long Haired Punks
7. Stigmata Satanas
8. Crucified
9. Evil Law
10 .Grinding Teeth
11. Ouverture
12. Mephistopheles
13. Wings Of Valkyrie
14. Rise

Frontman Cronos says: “This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording, Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well… it’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”

A double vinyl will be also available afterwards.

www.venomslegions.com

www.spinefarmrecords.com

Black Star Riders: new album and UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 9th January 2015 by Pieni

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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the sophomore album by all-star Black Star Riders will hit the stores next month (on the 20th in Europe, 23rd in the UK and 24th in North America), courtesy of Nuclear Blast. Its title-track, “The Killer Instinct”, saw the light of day as a single three weeks ago, along with a lyric video:

The full track list is as follows:

1. “The Killer Instinct”
2. “Bullet Blues”
3. “Finest Hour”
4. “Soldierstown”
5. “Charlie I Gotta Go”
6. “Blindsided”
7. “Through the Motions”
8. “Sex, Guns & Gasoline”
9. “Turn In Your Arms”
10. “You Little Liar”

Also a UK tour is getting close, with Swedish legends Europe:

Mon 2nd Mar – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Tue 3rd Mar – BELFAST Ulster Hall
Thu 5th Mar – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 6th Mar – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat 7th Mar – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sun 8th Mar – LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 10th Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 11th Mar – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Fri 13th Mar – MANCHESTER O2 Academy
Sat 14th Mar – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Sun 15th Mar – EXETER Great Hall
Mon 16th Mar – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
Wed 18th Mar – BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Thu 19th Mar – NORWICH UEA
Fri 20th Mar – LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 21st Mar – LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

www.blackstarriders.com
www.facebook.com/BlackStarRidersOfficial
www.twitter.com/BlackStarRiders
www.youtube.com/BlackStarRiders

Sister added more dates to European headlining tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 8th January 2015 by Pieni

Having recently toured through Europe as a support act for Skid Row, Swedish Sister announced recently a second round, this time as headliners. Today were added four other shows and there’s the promise of more to come. Here are the dates of Vultures Across Europe so far (click image for larger resolution):

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This is the first European headline tour we do in a while after heavily touring Europe as a support to a lot of great bands the last 3-4 years. We’re really looking forward to playing whole sets every night and going through all the material we have on our three releases from the EP “Deadboys Making Noise” to the latest album “Disguised Vultures”. Will be killer nights for sure! See you out there!

On their facebook page, the band has asked what songs the fans would like to hear on this tour, so if you’re one of them, make sure to make your opinion heard!

https://www.facebook.com/sisterband
http://www.sisterofficial.com/

Last October, in London, was like this:

Check out also their latest official video, for the track “Slay Yourself”:

Falling In Reverse announce European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 8th January 2015 by Pieni

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After a couple of Summer festivals last year, Ronnie Radke and his partners in crime wanted more out of the Old Continent – Falling In Reverse will tour Europe on the following dates and locations:

2-Feb-2015 – Paris – Machine Du Moulin Rouge (France)
3-Feb-2015 – Antwerp – Trix (Belgium)
4-Feb-2015 – Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
6-Feb-2015 – Warsaw – Proxima (Poland)
7-Feb-2015 – Berlin – C Club / Astra (Germany)
9-Feb-2015 – Wien – Arena (Austria)
10-Feb-2015 – Munchen – Theaterfabrik (Germany)
11-Feb-2015 – Solothurn – Kofmehl (Switzerland)
13-Feb-2015 – Milan – Live Forum (Italy)
14-Feb-2015 – Karlsruhe – Substage (Germany)
15-Feb-2015 – Cologne – Essigfabrik (Germany)
17-Feb-2015 – Utrecht – Tivoli Rotunda (The Netherlands)

Their second album, “Fashionably Late”, was released in 2013 and it’s still a huge success today. But it’s time for new music and three weeks ago the Las Vegas act released the single “God, If You Are Above…“.

http://www.fallinginreverse.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fallinginreverseofficial
http://twitter.com/FIROfficial
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6855C4DE42C5B93
http://purevolume.com/fallinginreverse
http://fallinginreverse.buzznet.com/

Pieni’s Highlights of 2014

Posted in Editorial/Opinionated with tags , , , on 31st December 2014 by Pieni

I’ve been to a lot, but really A LOT of amazing shows this year. But the top-5 wasn’t that hard to choose:

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  1. Sonic Syndicate at Zakk (Düsseldorf)
  2. The End Of Grace at Valand (Gothenburg)
  3. Skid Row at The Underworld (London)
  4. R.A.M.P. at Canecas (Paços de Ferreira)
  5. Equaleft at Metalpoint (Porto)

The downside of attending so many shows is that I lack the time to pay attention to all new releases. Here are the five to which I did pay loads of attention:

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  1. “Sonic Syndicate” by Sonic Syndicate
  2. “Ghost Empire” by Caliban
  3. “Adapt & Survive” by Equaleft
  4. “Vol. 5 – Lost At Home” by More Than A Thousand
  5. “Circle” by Sparzanza

Believe it or not, it was the top videos that gave me a hard time. Despite the lyric video trend, which has also improved graphically (next year I might even come up with a top 5 of those), it’s nice to see that there are still so many videos with such visual impact:

  1. “House Of The Rising Sun” by Five Finger Death Punch
  2. “All The Devil’s Toys” by Deathstars
  3. “Riskbreaker” by BatAAr
  4. “Five Minutes” by The Defiled
  5. “To Hell And Back” by Sabaton

Now the anticipations for this new year that starts tomorrow:

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  1. The End Of Grace – we all know how plans fail, especially when it comes to a new band, so the debut album that they were hoping to release this year was postponed to 2015. So here they are again, topping my expectations.
  2. Through The Cracks – definitely waiting eagerly for this one! And now that singer Tillie Grundel has left, the curiosity is even bigger.
  3. Web – despite my close relationship with this band, it’s all been hush-hushed and I have no idea what’s coming out of there. But I’m sure it will be great.
  4. Hills Have Eyes – it shouldn’t be long until “Antebellum” hits the stores!
  5. Hardcore Superstar – anything that comes from these sleazy bastards is worth it, 10th album or not.

Happy 2015 people!

Renata “Pieni” Lino

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