Archive for July, 2013

Eyes Set To Kill premier lyric video for Lost And Forgotten

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 30th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Eyes Set To Kill, whom are led by the lovely sisters Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez, will be uncovering their identity on 23rd September with the release of Masks – their fifth full length album – via Century Media. The concept behind the album is the idea that at some point or another, everybody wears a mask and that facades don’t just hide imperfections or insecurities either. It allows its wearer to assume a different face. Sometimes, that’s a dangerous proposition. Other times, it’s the only way to find oneself.

ESTK have release the lyric video for Lost And Forgotten which is the first song to be released from the album. The lyric video can be viewed below.

Eyes Set To Kill online:

https://www.facebook.com/eyessettokill
https://twitter.com/eyessettokill

 

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Incassum confirmed for Bloodstock and announce winter 2013 dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Manchester’s top melodic metal act Incassum have been confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock where they’ll play the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage at 6:40pm on Saturday 10th August. Incassum have also announced their first dates for the winter of 2013 including a special Hallowe’en show in their hometown of Manchester with Evil Scarecrow.

As well as Bloodstock and the Winter shows, the band also has a small number of other summer festival appearances. The schedule so far is as follows, with plenty more dates to be added….

August

3rd : Rotherham, Khaos Festival
10th : Derby, Bloodstock Open Air
23rd : Bromsgrove, Beermageddon

October

5th : Great Yarmouth, The Oakwood (w/Babylon Fire)
18th : Birmingham, Asylum 2 (w/Triaxis)
30th : Manchester, Grand Central (w/Evil Scarecrow and Bloodyard)

November

3rd : Lancaster, Yorkshire House (w/Bloodyard)

Incassum online:

http://www.incassum.com
http://www.facebook.com/Incassum

 

Absolva confirmed for Bloodstock and reveal artwork for new release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British metallers Absolva have just been confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air, making it their second Bloodstock appearance two years running. The band originally appeared on  the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage at last year’s Bloodstock, shortly after their formation and a successful string of Irish and Scottish tour dates as special guests to Iced Earth.

This year, Absolva will be playing the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Friday 9th August before they dash to Belgium on Saturday 10th August for Summerrock. The band have also revealed the artwork for their upcoming Beyond Live CD and DVD release.

 

Absolva were born in May 2012, in the wake of Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton joining Iced Earth, and from inception the new band earned a reputation as an inspiring live act. Following the 2012 Bloodstock and Iced Earth shows, the band released debut album Flames Of Justice in November to critical acclaim and set about a rigorous touring schedule with a 16 date European Tour towards the end of the year, followed by a further 33 date European Tour early in 2013. The later tour included 8 shows as special guests on the Michael Schenker Temple of Rock and Lovedrive Reunion Tour. Absolva‘s impact on the British and European scene has therefore been immediate.

Absolva online:

http://www.absolva.com
http://www.facebook.com/absolva

 

XIII announce new EP titled Deeds of the Saints: Chapters I–V

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hull’s premier thrash trio XIII have announced details for their new EP Deeds of the Saints: Chapters I – V. The band will be going into the studio 10th August to record the new EP.

The EP will be the first part of a two EP set, the first being released in November 2013 and the second in the first half of 2014 with both EPs combined forming one whole Deeds of the Saints package.

Track-listing for D.O.T.S: Chapters I – V EP:

1. We Are Everywhere
2. Narcotics
3. Acta Sanctorum
4. Deliverance
5. Nothing Is True… Everything Is Permitted

XIII online:

www.musicbyxiii.com
www.facebook.com/xiiirocks
www.twitter.com/musicbyxiii

 

Hard rock band Silent Jack present HARD ROXX

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hard rockers Silent Jack are set to host a series of monthly gigs at Eddie’s Rock Club in Birmingham. Each Hard Roxx will feature not only the best in local talent, but the national talent as well – be it tribute acts or up and coming bands. The opening night of this monthly event is August 16th at 7pm, and is a local showcase. The evening includes performances from Pretentious Class, The Remedy, and event hosts, Silent Jack. It also acts as a
launch party for Silent Jack’s next single, Love Factory, which goes on sale that day!

Confirmed as the headlining act for September is the mighty Guns Or Roses, one of the leading GNR tributes in the UK. In addition to the show, each event is being broadcast live by XRP Radio, who have behind the scenes access to the night to provide interviews and competitions! Tickets for Hard Roxx also include FREE entry to the Twisted club night after party!

Hard Roxx Events 2013:

August 16th – Silent Jack, The Remedy, Pretentious Class
September 20th – Guns Or Roses, Silent Jack, Artist TBC
October 18th – Artists TBC
November 15th – Artists TBC
December 20th – Christmas EP Launch party; Silent Jack, Artists TBC

Silent Jack online:

http://www.Silent-Jack.com
http://www.facebook.com/silentjackband

 

Tom Ussher – Open

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on 25th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Tom Ussher
Open
Released 1st August
Metal
Self-Released

Tom Ussher is probably best known for his work as drummer for London punk band The CockRockets and as frontman for metal band Tyrian. Straying from those two projects, Tom recently completed work for his solo album Open which is set to be released next month.

The Call opens up the album with a gentle, emotive acoustic melody which walks alongside an equally emotive vocal passage. The use of piano and electric guitar that shortly follows adds a new level of emotion – one full of anger and sorrow, beautifully dancing in a stream of soulfully written lyrics and music. Tom magically combines screams and clean vocals together, entwining them throughout the song. Shatter drives the album down a nu-metal route, blending a hypnotic guitar passage with a more chaotic piano section. Tom’s powerful vocals become an embodiment of aggression tearing through the track.

Struggle brings back the use of the acoustic guitar that underlays the eagle-like soaring of Tom’s vocals, sewing them together creating a fabric of emotion. Stay Awake continues the level of emotion, only this time projecting it through a sorrowful piano medley. The vocals – and lyrics – contrast greatly in their sound, becoming something more angst fuelled and gentle at the same time. Feel ranged from the soft and mellow levels of Tom’s sound to the heavier side of the spectrum, stirring in the majestic sound of pianos with acoustic guitars and the heavier electric ones as well, allowing for the drums to carry the bulk of the song with finesse.

Live has to be one of the livelier tracks on the album, despite being a mostly acoustic piece with a drizzling of staunch vocals on top. The subtle hinting of electric guitar in the background add a beautiful touch of passionate ardor. The gentle whispers of piano during Take It All Away prove to be the soulful backbone of the track, supporting Tom’s easing voice. Sometimes is an interesting, containing a full monologue performed by Tom, speaking of a number of dark thoughts and what not. The piano medleys in Angel are much more intricate than the previous tracks, weaving an entrancing pattern of music with guitars and vocals, whereas the final track All the Best brings the emotion down onto a more melancholy feeling whilst incorporating certain elements of the previous tracks.

Straying from the music he plays in both The CockRockets and Tyrian, Tom has truly painted an image with his music and lyrics, while avoiding falling into the “acoustic act” category. The album has a little something for everyone, from fans of metal to lovers of acoustic music.

4/5

Nico Davidson

Tom Ussher online:

http://twitter.com/TheOnlyUssher

 

Exumer part ways with guitarist

Posted in Metal, Misc., News with tags on 25th July 2013 by izaforestspirit

The German thrash metal band Exumer have announced that their guitarist H.K. has left the band. H.K. played his last show at the Bang Your Festival in Germany on July 13. The band states that his departure has been an amicable one and that it was solely due to personal reasons.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: “We were sad to let H.K. go after touring with him for the past three years and recording our comeback album in 2011. However, the thrashing must go on and we already have found a session guitarists who will accompany us to South and North America for our upcoming tour dates there. We will try our best to fulfill all our touring obligations and find a permanent 2nd guitarist as soon as possible to ensure a band chemistry that will take Exumer to the next level.”

Exumer’s latest album, Fire & Damnation is available worldwide on Metal Blade Records now.

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http://www.exumer.de
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial