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Electric River premiere lyric video for first single, In Your Name, from upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

It’s all going well for the fast rising Kent rockers Electric River who are fresh from a packed out show on Saturday at London’s Garage. Today, the Kent quartet drop the lyric video for their new single In Your Name which is taken from their upcoming album, The Faith & Patience. The single is out on 31st March via Cadiz Music. The lyric video can be viewed below.

Also, singer and bass player Sponge has been nominated for a ‘Best Frontman’ award at this Friday’s Pure Rawk awards at the Boston Arms in London.

Electric River online:

http://electricriver.co.uk
http://facebook.com/electricriver

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Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie announced for Download Festival 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 4th November 2013 by Nico Davidson

Announced in the early hours of this morning on the official Download Festival Facebook pageAvenged Sevenfold will be headlining Friday 13th June. This will be their first time headlining Download Festival but it will also be the firs time they headline any UK festival, making it a very special occasion for the band and their fans. They’ll be joined by special guest and horror metal lord Rob Zombie, who is set to return to the main stage after his headline performance on the second stage back in 2011.

The next Download announcement will be made tomorrow at 8am. Standard tickets are currently available at 2013 prices for a limited time only. Click here to snap yours up.

Scorpion Child reveal video for riff-laden song Polygon Of Eyes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Texan rockers Scorpion Child released their self-titled album this year via Nuclear Blast, heralding a sound of the early seventies with a modern twist and UK fans are in for a big treat this November when the Texas quintet hit British shores for their first ever UK show. Until then, fans can be kept going by the band’s new video for Polygon Of Eyes which can be viewed below. The video was shot in Austin, Texas as well as Los Angeles and it show cases Scorpion Child‘s aim to deliver an experience laden with hooks and riffs influenced by bands from the seventies blues to the early eighties thrash scene.

Scorpion Child online:

http://facebook.com/scorpionchild

The Wild Hunt begins now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

This week sees the beginning of The Wild Hunt – the latest album from Swedish black metal heroes Watain, which is released today (14th August) in Sweden, 16th August in Germany, 19th August in the UK, 20th August in the US and the rest of the world early next week. More info on the new album can be found in this interview with Watain vocalist E.

The Wild Hunt will be released in the following formats:

–standard CD jewelcase
–limited edition CD mediabook
–2LP, 180gr black vinyl
–limited edition box set
–digital download

Pre-order links and audio samples can be found on the band’s official website.

On 24th August, Watain will conduct the grand opening ceremony of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown of Uppsala. They will be joined by In Solitude and Degial. The tour will continue into North America – Dates as follow:

Oct. 8–New York, NY–Irving Plaza
Oct. 9–Philadelphia, PA–Underground Arts
Oct. 10–Worcester, MA–Palladium Upstairs
Oct. 11–Montreal, QC-Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 12–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Oct. 14–Detroit, MI–The Magic Stick
Oct. 15–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge
Oct. 16–Minneapolis, MN–Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 18–Denver, CO–Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19–Salt Lake City, UT–In The Venue
Oct. 21–Seattle, WA–Studio Seven
Oct. 22–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw
Oct. 23–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 25–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro
Oct. 26–Los Angeles, CA–VEX
Oct. 27–Phoenix, AZ–Rocky Point Cantina
Oct. 28–Albuquerque, NM–Launch Pad
Oct. 30–Austin, TX–Red 7
Nov. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah
Nov. 3–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Sound Stag

European tour dates are still to be announced.

Watain online:

http://templeofwatain.com
http://facebook.com/watainofficial

 

Iwrestledabearonce release new album and video today

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 12th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Following months and months of anticipation, post-hardcore band iwrestledabearonce have released their new album Late For Nothing via Century Media today. The album is available for purchase via the usual outlet and the IWABO webstore.  Late For Nothing can be streamed at this location for free.

Iwrestledabearonce has also released an epic new video for their song ‘Boat Paddle’ from ‘Late For Nothing’ at Youtube.com.  Known for their unique sense of humor, the band’s latest video finds the band being called on to save the Earth from an alien with a massive death ray.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

http://iwrestledabearonce.com
http://facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
http://twitter.com/iwabo

 

Katatonia – Dethroned And Uncrowned

Posted in CD, Folk, Instrumental, Metal with tags , , , , , on 9th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Katatonia
Dethroned And Uncrowned
Released 9th September
Ambient/Atmospheric
Released via Peaceville Records

Kings of the Swedish metal scene, Katatonia have been regarded by many as the forerunners of doom with last year seeing the release of the band’s ninth studio album Dead End Kings, which was praised throughout the metal community. A year on and Katatonia are ready to release a new and redefined version of their ninth album: Dethroned And Uncrowned.

The dreary vocal lines and misery-soaked pianos begin The Parting which is made by entrancing by the rainfall of acoustic guitars, gently easing their way through the song. The subtle orchestrated passages add to the strength of the emotion that flows throughout the track. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here features a hypnotic vocal melody that glides with a certain mystique and elegance alongside the haunting pianos and tides of acoustic guitars. The piano sections in Hypnone are truly spine-chilling,  whereas as the guitars add an element of warmth to the song which is countered by the could vocals.

The Racing Heart is a slow, emotive song displaying the staunch use of vocals clearly, mixing them almost breathtakingly with the orchestrated sections and guitars. Buildings and Leech sail down similar routes, over subtle waves of misery and other emotion. The vocals on Ambitions sound colourless compared to the other tracks but this adds to the forlorn sound of the guitars and piano. The destitute soundings of Undo You show a change in the album whilst staying in the same vein of the album as well, something that is carried on by Lethean.

First Prayer sound eerily upbeat when played against the rest of the album but there is still that twang of despair that screams through the guitars and the album comes to its dreary finish with Dead Letters, which like the preceding track, is more upbeat in comparison to the other songs. The vocals prove to be at their most prominent on this final track, injecting new life into the album.

Dethroned And Uncrowned creates an atmospheric yet dark tranquillity, allowing for ambiance to create and set new moods and stir new emotions. It’s an interesting change in direction for Katatonia but one that have no difficulty with following and no that has breathed new life into their sound.

4/5

Nico Davidson

Katatonia online:

http://www.katatonia.com
http://www.facebook.com/katatonia

 

Iwrestledabearonce premier new song featuring guitar legend Steve Vai

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 4th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

US hardcore band Iwrestledabearonce have premiered their brand new song Carnage Asada which features none other than guitar legend Steve Vai. The song is available for streaming on GuitarWorld.com and will be featured on the band’s upcoming album Late For Nothing, which is set for release next month via Century Media. Carnage Asada can be streamed at this location.

Carnage Asada is one of twelve progressive, jaw-dropping tracks from IWABO’s highly anticipated new album Late For Nothing, which also includes the recently released songs Firebees and Thunder Chunky. IWABO is wrapping up a European tour at the moment and will return to the U.S. later this month for The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die.

Iwrestledabearonce online:

www.iwrestledabearonce.com
www.facebook.com/iwrestledabearonce
www.twitter.com/iwabo

 

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