Archive for January, 2014

Sonic Syndicate in recording mode

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 31st January 2014 by Pieni

 photo sonicsyndicateband2014_638_zpsaf377a18.jpg

As previously reported (read here and here), modern metal act Sonic Syndicate are back. The recordings for their 5th album have begun in Bohus Sound studios (Kungälv) with producer Roberto Laghi and the final outcome is expected to hit the stores this summer, under the Nuclear Blast label. They’re also planning on playing several festivals and tour in the fall, supporting this long awaited new album. We will keep you posted about all of this, but make sure to follow Sonic Syndicate on the official social networks in order to get more details:

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Advertisements

Scotland’s NWOBHM legends Holocaust confirmed for headlining appearance at Canadian metal festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 30th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Scottish NWOBHM legends Holocaust have been confirmed for their first ever show in North America. Holocaust will be headlining the Canadian metal festival Wings Of Metal in Montreal. The festival will take place on 29th and 30th August. Holocaust will be playing all the tracks from both their 1980 single/EP Heavy Metal Mania, which was released via Phoenix Record & Filmworks, and their 1981 album The Nightcomers, which was also released via Phoenix Record & Filmworks.

Day tickets are available for the festival from this location for $45. Weekend tickets are sold out.

Holocaust online:

http://facebook.com/holometal

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Paramore unveil video for Ain’t It Fun

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 30th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Modern pop punk icons Paramore have finally released the video for Ain’t It Fun, following a delay in its original release. The song is the fourth single from their 2013 self-titled album, Paramore, release and the video fits the track title perfectly as you can see in the video below.

Paramore online:

http://paramore.net
http://facebook.com/paramore/

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tyr unveil video for The Lay Of Our Love featuring Liv Kristine of Leaves’ Eyes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 30th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Faroese Jarls of Viking metal Týr have unveiled the video for The Lay Of Our Love, which features Liv Kristine of Leaves’ Eyes. The song is taken from Týr’s latest musical edda Valkyrja, which was released via Metal Blade Records and is the band’s follow-up to their 2011 release The Lay Of Thrym. The clip was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen below.

Tyr online:

http://tyr.fo
http://facebook.com/tyrband

Enhanced by Zemanta

Caliban release lyric video for “yOUR song”

Posted in News with tags , , , on 30th January 2014 by Pieni

Two days after the release of “Ghost Empire”, Caliban release a lyric video for “yOUR song”. As the chorus says, this is “a tribute to the faithful”, a thank-you song for their fans:

“Ghost Empire” is their 9th studio full-length and picks up where their acclaimed “I Am Nemesis” left off, carrying the promise of another batch of metalcore goodies.

Caliban online:
www.calibanmetal.com 
www.facebook.com/CalibanOfficial 

Magion replace Ex Libris at Metalnight in Dordrecht

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 29th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Due to unforseen circumstances, progressive metallers Ex Libris have had to pull out of their upcoming show at Popcentrale in Dordrecht, Holland on 22nd February. Fellow Dutch metallers Magion have been announced as their replacement. Other bands on the bill are Azylya, making it their first show in The Netherlands, and Beyond God. Further details can be found at this location.

Magion online:

http://www.facebook.com/Magionband

Leaves Eyes w/Support – Manchester, UK

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , , on 29th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Leaves’ Eyes, Pyhtia and Atrocity
Sound Control, Manchester
Friday 17th January 2014

It’s been almost two since Leaves’ Eyes graced the shores of Britain and even longer since Atrocity brought death metal-styled annihilation to the UK. For the UK leg of the tour, London metal band Pythia were added to the line-up as main support, which was an interesting decision but certainly didn’t affect the turn out in Manchester.

LeavesEyes-Manchester-2014 048

Atrocity opened up the show with their heavy-than-a-ton-of-bricks song Pandaemonium before the set transited into the snarling riffs of Haunted By Demons. Frontman Alexander Krull worked the crowd as if he was some gigantic puppeteer, influencing the movements and reactions of the crowd with each fierce vocal line and every bang of his head and whip of his hair. The howling guitars and thunderous rhythm sections answered the calls of each other throughout Atrocity’s set, leaving no questions unanswered. For the performance of Satan’s Braut, Alex invited two members of the crowd up onto the stage to dance throughout the song, much to the approval of both the crowd and the band. Death By Metal was the pinnacle of Atrocity’s set however, melding in with the blazing lightshow perfectly.

[4.5/5]

LeavesEyes-Manchester-2014 077Pythia were the next band on the bill, taking their place as main support. As they appeared on stage, each one looked like a warrior or a hero or something from a fantasy RPG or film. Vocalist Emily, despite technical issues during in the first song, showed her vocal dominance with a barrage of high notes and soprano vocals. The use of programmed keyboards didn’t add to the mystical atmosphere of Pyhtia’s songs but the sweeping riffs, domineering percussion and impressive stage show more than made up for that. The band’s performance of Betray My Heart appeared to go down a treat with those in attendance, both new and old Pythia fans alike. And speaking of fans, the band certainly made some new ones in Manchester.

[4/5]

LeavesEyes-Manchester-2014 224

With an enchanting stage presence, Liv Kristine rose onto the stage like a valkyrie, after her band mates had first appeared. Starting up with the catchy tune of Galswintha the band pursued Take The Devil In Me. One thing that was noticeable throughout the performance was the lack of a bassist, though the use of guitars and programming filled that void, working well with Liv’s angelic vocals and Alex’s harsher, bestial styling. The guitars cut through the atmosphere of the show, being heard perfectly from every part of the venue, summoning up their heavy, driving and somewhat hypnotic riffs. Farewell Proud Men made an appearance throughout Leaves’ Eyes’ set, as did Velvet Heart and Frøya’s Theme. Their Hell To The Heavens sounded darker and heavier live than what it does on the album, showing that Leaves’ Eyes new sound is adaptable for situations including for the live show.

[5/5]

Manchester has seen a lot of shows but nothing quite like Leaves’ Eyes, Pythia and Atrocity all under one roof. Epic? No, that’s not quite the word but it will have to do for now.

Nico Davidson

 

Enhanced by Zemanta