Archive for May, 2014

Vagos Open Air closes this year’s bill with Paradise Lost

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

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Yesterday Prime Artists announced Paradise Lost as the last band to be added to this year’s edition of Vagos Open Air. The most popular metal fest in Portugal, that for the first time in six years will be held for three days instead of two, has the following line-up (from headliners to opening acts):

8th August:
KREATOR
EPICA
SOILWORK
SYLOSIS
KANDIA
GATES OF HELL

9th August:
OPETH
ANNIHILATOR
BEHEMOTH
THE HAUNTED
ANGELUS APATRIDA
REQUIEM LAUS

10th August:
GOJIRA
PARADISE LOST
VITA IMANA
THE QUARTET OF WOAH!
MURK

All relevant info regarding the festival and its artists can be found at the official page here.

New single, video and album from Inkilina Sazabra

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 28th May 2014 by Pieni

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Portuguese industrial rock band Inkilina Sazabra (see live report from HardMetalFest here) are about to release their third full-length album, “Maldita(mente)“. The date is set for 9th June, via Dicepeca Records, and it will have the following track list:

01-Maldita(mente)
02-Oiço conselhos demais
03-Desejo maldito
04-Sê maldito
05-Aos mortos
06-Capital animal
07-Não o queiras como amigo
08-Mesquinho
09-Lado negativo
10-Psico
11-Vejo a tortura
12-Ao longe
13-Se for amor

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Until then, you can purchase the single “Desejo Maldito” and/or enjoy its video:

Vardan to release new studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 28th May 2014 by Pieni

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Not even seven months after the release of “The Woods Is My Coffin” (21st January), Vardan has just announced the release of “Enjoy Of Deep Sadness”, for the 5th August. Described as “his most soul-draining release yet”, “Enjoy Of Deep Sadness” will give you three +11-minute tracks with the following titles, wrapped up in the following art:

1. A Broken Existence (11:21)
2. Enjoy Of Deep Sadness (11:34)
3. An Abstract Voice (12:23)

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As Vardan don’t have an official website for his work, check the record label Moribund Records for more info:
www.moribundcult.com
www.facebook.com/MoribundRecordsOfficial

Children Of Technology’s “Future Decay” to be released on 19th August

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 28th May 2014 by Pieni

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4 years ago, Italian speed metalpunks Children Of Technology cause quite a stir with their debut album “It’s Time To Face The Doomsday”. It’s only natural that their second album has been on eager demand, and now Hells Headbangers is proud to announce that the waiting is over: “Future Decay” will see the light of day on 19th August. Artwork & track list as follows:

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1. Future Decay
2. Remembrance Day
3. Blackout
4. Hold Up Your Fuel
5. Eaten Dust Overload
6. Under the Ripping Storm
7. Last Sunshine Gleaming
8. Fear the Mohawk Reaper

Follow the band on Facebook for more info: http://www.facebook.com/COTofficial

Etta Zero – The Last Of All Sunsets

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 27th May 2014 by mickbirchy

Etta Zero
The Last Of All Sunsets
Modern Rock / Electronic Groove Metal
To be released on 30th May 2014
Via Dr. Music Records

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Hailing from Liechtenstein, Etta Zero produce and interesting mix of rock, metal, electro, and pop that sounds really gripping and, on a personal note, fits really nicely in to my music taste.  They have a rock and metal tone, basically heavy sounding and riff based tunes that form the base of their sound. They take the melodies and harmonies from a more pop sounding style of writing.  Finally, the “electro sound” is just some synth and keys that plays in the background of the production, overall the sound is quite an engaging experience.  They’re first full length record The Last of All Sunsets is a great album and I’ve had a ball listening to it.

The album opens on a good intro called Something Big setting up the album brilliantly, it’s tense and shows off, albeit instrumentally, the sound that they clearly want to convey.  The album goes through some riveting subjects such as failed relationships, the fight with their own self doubts and the emotions of pain, mourning and despair. Then they proceed to cover these subjects in an impressive, almost grandiose, style.

Etta Zero sound a lot like the more interesting version of the alt. rock/post grunge bands of America. In fact, some of the better songs on the album come with the tunes From The Ashes, All That I See and the bands self-titled song Etta Zero.  I feel these songs capitalise on the bands rock and metal nature and since they are delivered with so much energy, they stand out beyond the rest of the record.  There cover of the song Heartbeats, originally performed by Swedish band The Knife, is also a enthralling tune, taking the original source material and warping it into their own creation, as they used to be a synth pop cover band, they are well acquainted with the art of cover-songs.

The album doesn’t have many downfalls, but, there are some things that just bothered me.  Let’s use the song Heaven is Closer as an example.  I feel there could have been more control in the song-writing and production on the record, in this song the outro goes on for about 2 minutes and it just has this dragging feeling to it, it was one of the few track that I actually felt the need to skip.  To be honest it’s decisions like this that stop me loving this album wholeheartedly.   Also some of the songs are just downright forgettable and are clearly album filler, and unfortunately this involves the albums title track The Last of all Sunsets.  These songs don’t really go anywhere and they’re not as involving as the rest of the album.

In summary, this is a pretty effort for a debut full length album.  It’s got some really good songs that are easy to listen to.  The pop melodies add to the easy listening element and the synth and keys electro sound is pretty drowned out by the metal and rock elements, although, they do have a good place when used properly, like in the intro track.  Also I would recommend the bands first two EP’s: Tribute To Pop from 2002 and Downfall from 2007, there’s some really good songs on there too.

3/5

Mick Birchall

Sonic Syndicate reveal first dates of The Diabolical Tour Of Art 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th May 2014 by Pieni

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As announced before (see here), Sonic Syndicate will be releasing their self-titled 5th album pretty soon. The first live dates have been announced, with a promise that more will follow.

Valkyrian Music will be present at the third gig, in Düsseldorf, and will bring you a full report.

SONIC SYNDICATE – Diabolical Tour of Art 2014:

11 July – AACHEN, Musik Bunker GER
10 – 12 July – ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR, Ballenstedt GER
18 July – DÜSSELDORF, Zakk GER
19 July – SUNSTORM FESTIVAL, Nordheim GER
7 – 10 Aug – GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL, Gävle SWE
8 – 10 Aug – ZAXID FESTIVAL, Lviv UKR
11 October – MÜNSTER, Sputnikhalle GER
12 October – KÖLN, Underground GER
14 October – ASCHAFFENBURG, Colos-Saal GER
15 October – NÜRNBERG. Hirsch GER
16 October – HERISAU, Pontem SUI
17 October – MÜNCHEN, Backstage GER
18 October – ADELSHEIM, Live Factory GER
20 October – WIEN, Viper Room AUT
21 October – PRAG, Noca Chmelnice CZE
22 October – BERLIN, So36 GER
23 October – STUTTGART, Universum GER
24 October – BOCHUM, Matrix GER
25 October – KIEL, Pumpe GER

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Diaries of a Hero – Diaries of a Hero

Posted in Uncategorized on 24th May 2014 by izaforestspirit

Diaries of A Hero
Diaries of A Hero
Released 23rd May 2014
Metal/ Metalcore/Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Diaries of A Hero’ is the second album of the London-based, British rock band of the same name. It is the follow up to their debut ‘Behind The Mask’, which was released back in 2010. The band have already gained some recognition as a great live act as a result of their successful tour with Motörhead and Anthrax.

After a melodic and deceptively slow instrumental intro comes the first full track Solitude, which offers a mixture of clean, radio rock style vocals, with metalcore-style screaming along with rhythmic and aggressive guitar riffs. This sets the pattern for the whole album. There’s also the odd decent-sounding guitar solo such as the one on Scarwhores. In addition to this these guys like to use some technical and even progressive guitar elements in some of their songs such as Victims of Chaos.

Another noteworthy track is Brother, which features a melodic guitar part and a pleasant, albeit short-lived break from the screaming. The aforementioned song also features a short guitar solo and some tranquil ambient sounds the end making it stand out as one of the better ones on here.

Whilst the music is certainly not lacking in a aggression and energy, the vocal style is irritating to say the least. I’m not convinced that these two styles work well together. Whilst I can handle the clean vocals, the metalcore screams ruin the music for me.

2/5

Iza Raittila
 

Details on Every Time I Die upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 24th May 2014 by Pieni

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Buffalo-based hardcore act Every Time I Die will release their 7th studio album on 30th June, via Epitaph Records. The title “From Parts Unknown” was inspired by a term used by wrestlers to increase their mystique but it ended up as a reference to the more hopeful mood in the lyrics. “I didn’t even realize I had that more positive outlook in me”, says singer Keith Buckley. The music itself is different from before, as Buckley admits that it would be “boring and baseless” to keep doing the same thing over and over again. “Instead of making something that the kids can all sing along to, we wanted to make music that scares them”, he adds.

Producer Kurt Ballou challenged the band to create heavy but catchy tracks and the result is “an album of depth from a band that has more than earned their hardcore chops”.

Watch the video for “Thirst”, which is the first half in a short series:

Track list:
01. The Great Secret
02. Pelican Of The Desert
03. Decayin’ With The Boys
04. Overstayer
05. If There Is Room To Move, Things Move
06. Moor
07. Exometrium
08. Thirst
09. Old Light
10. All Structures Are Unstable
11. El Dorado
12. Idiot

http://everytimeidie.net

https://www.facebook.com/everytimeidie

Talanas – Asylum [EP]

Posted in Review, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 23rd May 2014 by Paul Macmillan

Talanas
Asylum
Released in February 2014
Acoustic atmospheric death metal
Released via Eulogy Media

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Having been bought over by the first three releases from London based Talanas, I was honestly unsure of what to expect when confronted with the prospect of their unplugged effort, Asylum. Let’s face it, some past efforts by other artists to take a heavy band into the sphere of un-amped song writing have produced pretentious and pedestrian results. However, in this case, I am pleased to say it doesn’t disappoint.

While they have done away with a significant proportion of the technical riffery of their previous releases (Joe Butterworth’s massive drum kit still gets put to good use!), it has been more than adequately replaced with a haunting layering of intelligent rhythmic structures. As a musician with a minor obsession with tricking the ear, I get a deeper level of enjoyment out of noting the way in which my head subconsciously nods in unison, regardless of the strange blend of timings and bar counts. It stands out as a mark of excellence when music in this vein subtly distracts from the fact that a lot of this isn’t in 4/4, the standard time signature for…well…pretty much everything.

Where in general, metal leans heavily on the voice of distorted guitar to convey concepts of malevolence, this stripped down creature stalks the rooms of the mind as something altogether darker. The ephemeral melange of enigmatic sonics displays no ham-fisted gothicisms, neatly side-stepping the comedy trap which snares many others treading similar shadowy realms. Success in this department is possibly due in part to front man Hal Sinden’s inherited understanding of creative expression through his theatrical lineage. It certainly doesn’t seem to have hurt.

It may not be a universal viewpoint, but I have always believed that interpretation should be open to the listener. Although the lyrical content herein is hinged around ‘Britain’s rich history of supernatural and occult-based tales of murderous hauntings, possession, witchcraft & insanity’, I feel swamped in an otherworldly sensation: I swear it’s almost affecting my vision, transforming familiar surroundings into an eerie, threatening and alien world. I feel transported.

Another enduring quality of these five-tracks is that they balance the musical holy trinity of character, emotion and technical ability, without overplaying any of the three. It’s a humble approach which does the finished recording no end of favours. In aiming, above everything else, to create ‘specific atmospheres regardless of the genre’, Talanas appear to have ticked all the boxes on the mission check-list.

It seeps through to every decision too, with guest artists selected for their ability to contribute to the grander scheme, rather than as a mere exercise in name-dropping. Fellow Eulogy Media artist Beth Ryan provides some ice cold vocal melodies on the soulfully ethereal The Apostle, while the hammered dulcimer (yes, I did have to look that up if you must know) brings a sinister Prussian carnival air to My Lady White at the hands of Tim Manning.

Has this been a tricky review to write? Yes. There is no real comparison to other bands to be made, which is possibly the best way to describe new music to the reader. If you like the unique, the creative and the intricate, performed with integrity, I whole-heartedly recommend this. It’s certainly a release which will stick with me for a long time.

4.5 / 5

Paul Macmillan

Vintersong premiere 1st video ever

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 20th May 2014 by Pieni

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Vintersorg and Metal Hammer proudly present the first video ever in the career of the Swedish folk black metal band (see it here). According to Mr. V: “We’re actually doing a video for the new Vintersorg album ”Naturbål” and the track chosen is called ”Lågornas rov”. It’s our first professional video ever and I feel it has a great potential to show what the song and the album is all about. The album is the “Fire” album in our four-element-cycle and there are some things that I think can be nice for you to learn about, regarding this important step in the Vintersorg history.”

“Naturbål” will be released on June 30th 2014 via Napalm Records, as well as the re-release of their very first album “Till Fjälls” on vinyl.

“Naturbål” track list:

1. Ur aska och sot
2. Överallt och ingenstans
3. En blixt från klar himmel
4. Lågornas rov
5. Rymdens brinnande öar
6. Natten visste vad skymningen såg
7. Elddraken
8. Urdarmåne
9. Själ i flamma

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Rival Sons’ acoustic performances & signing sessions at HMV in London and Manchester

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 20th May 2014 by Pieni

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In addition to their upcoming sold-out UK tour, Rival Sons will play a couple of intimate acoustic sets, courtesy of HMV stores. These two special events, that also include a signing session, will happen on the following:

Monday 9th June, 12:30pm – HMV 363 Oxford Street, London
Thursday 12th June, 6:00pm – HMV Manchester Arndale

(Note: due to live events restrictions, admittance will be strictly limited to 200 attendees in London, where fans can obtain a wristband for entry upon purchase of the album).

Promoting the band’s latest album “Great Western Valkyrie”, the UK tour will hit these locations:

Jun. 09 – London, UK – Scala (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 12 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 13 – Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
Jun. 14 – Isle of Wight, UK – Isle of Wight Festival
Jun. 16 – Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms (SOLD OUT)

Rival Sons‘ most recent video:

Rival Sons online:
Official site – http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rivalsons

Confession release video for “Fuck Cancer”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 19th May 2014 by Pieni

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Australian “mosh machine” Confession will release their 4th album “Life And Death” on the 18th July, through Lifeforce Records. This is a very personal album for singer Michael Crafter, the lyrical theme dealing with issues that come with births, deaths, illnesses, friendships and love. The first single, “Fuck Cancer”, is a clear proof of that: “The day I went in to record I found out my father has cancer.. My mum already has it too. So I kinda deleted all my lyrics and wrote everything on the spot”, says Crafter. The song is now also available in video format:

“Life And Death” track list:
1. Life
2. Still Breathing
3. Holy War (feat. Ahren Stringer)
4. Hollow
5. Fuck Cancer
6. March 23
7. Old Blood (feat. Adrian Fitipaldes)
8. 51-73 (feat. Joel Birch)
9. Fear (feat. Karl Schubach)
10. The Forgotten
11. Death

www.facebook.com/Confessionmosh

First studio update from Wovenwar

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th May 2014 by Pieni

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Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) got together with Shane Blay (vocals) and Wovenwar was formed. Meaning that this is the band of As I Lay Dying musicians with the singer from Oh, Sleeper.

Over the past year, they’ve been working with Bill Stevenson (producer) and Colin Richardson (mixing) in what will be their self-titled debut album, scheduled for release late this summer. The first single, “All Rise”, is streaming already in their official website (hitting the digital webshops this Monday, May 19th), along with the first studio report. The latter features Mancino tracking his drumming parts: “It’s weird to think that I finished tracking drums for this Wovenwar record over 5 months ago. What an amazing and powerful experience it was being back in the studio creating and tracking with Nick, Phil, and Josh, and for the first time with Shane. Our past studio experiences together have always been done with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. With this Wovenwar record, we carried that same dedication of efficiency, but with more room and purpose to create while in the studio. This being the first time in the studio with Shane it was easy to tell that he shares the same dedication as the four us. Having Bill and Jason as producers, Daniel and Joseph as engineers, as well Colin and Carl for mixing, I couldn’t have imagined a more epic team of dudes to be part of this record. The history we all have together set the tone and comfort for this recording process, but what was accomplished was much more than I ever imagined. I am honored to be part of this record and honored to stand alongside my fellow band mates and production team as we begin this process of showing “All Rise” to the world.”

http://www.metalblade.com
http://www.wovenwar.com
https://www.facebook.com/nickhipaofficial
https://www.facebook.com/philsgrossoofficial
https://www.facebook.com/joshgilbertofficial
https://www.facebook.com/jordanmancinoofficial
http://www.facebook.com/shaneblaymusic
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords 

Atlases soon to hit UK roads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th May 2014 by Pieni

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Atlases, the metal/hardcore band from Berkshire, is about to start an UK tour in promotion of their debut EP “Upbringing” (self-released last January). Presented by Already Heard and Dead Press!, the Upbringing UK tour will hit the following locations, with Prolong The Agony as support act:

Fri 23rd Meze Lounge, Newport
Sat 24th The Base, Kilmarnock
Sun 25th Befesford Lounge, Glasgow
Tue 27th Static, Swansea
Wed 28th The Shed, Leicester
Thu 29th The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Fri 30th Birdcage, Portsmouth
Sat 31st Snooker Club, Newbury

www.atlasesuk.com
www.facebook.com/AtlasesUK

Blood And Sun stream new album “White Storms Fall”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th May 2014 by Pieni

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Brooklyn-based neofolk act Blood And Sun has released last Thursday their debut album “White Storms Fall”, through Pesanta Urfolk. However, they were glad to make it available for streaming at the esteemed cultural journal Heathen Harvest (listen here).

Blood And Sun is born from the collaboration of Luke Tromiczak (Maledicere), Thomas Ashe, Tanner Anderson (Obsequaie/Celestiial), Erik Wivinus (Thunderbolt Pagoda) and Angela Mcjunkin, producing a mixture of “solemnly chiming string and richly resonating percussion, with proud-yet-understated male voice”.

Track list:

1. Hewn
2. Merciless Master
3. Fell
4. Veiled Lady
5. Feast
6. Lord of the Spring
7. Culling
8. White Storms Fall
9. Cedar Smoke
10. Adieu
11. Keen
12. Tides
13. Slaughter the Instant

www.bloodandsun.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/bloodandsunfolk

Finntroll to release first live album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 18th May 2014 by Pieni

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“Natten Med De Levande Finntroll” (Night with the living Finntroll) is the title chosen for the upcoming debut live album of the Finnish folk masters. Recorded at the famous Melkweg in Amsterdam and mixed & mastered by the even more famous duo Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila, this album gathers 19 anthems of Finntroll‘s “unholy hybrid style” and proves that is “onstage and in the raw” that they function best.

Scheduled for release on the 16th June via Spinefarm Records, the track list is as follows:

1. Kitteldags
2. Slaget vid Blodsälv
3. Blodnatt
4. Nedgång
5. Nattfödd
6. Ursvamp
7. Eliytres
8. Aldhissla
9. Jaktens Tid
10. Rivfader
11. Korpens Saga
12. Trollhammaren
13. Fiskarens Fiende
14. Svartberg
15. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
16. Midnattens Widunder
17. En Mäktig Här
18. Det Iskalla Trollblodet
19. Segersång

www.finntroll-music.com
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Heavy Honey – Crushing Symphony

Posted in Uncategorized on 17th May 2014 by izaforestspirit

Heavy Honey
Crushing Symphony
Released 16th May 2014
Hard Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Crushing Symphony’ is the debut album from Las Vegas based, American hard rock band Heavy Honey. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at the Hideout Studio by Kane Churko, son of the producer Kevin Churko and winner of the 2013 Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) for ‘Engineer of the Year’. The band cite Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots and Led Zeppelin amongst their influences.

First up is Soul Selling (Mr. Kane mix) which starts off with a slow guitar building up the pace gradually before the heavier guitar riffs kick in and singer London’s alluring, passionate vocals take over. The chorus is definitely a catchy one and it even got me swaying along to the music. If I Had You Back features elements of sleaze rock in the vocal style along with some hard rock style guitar tunes.

Another song that caught my attention is Death Delay Club. It features some bizarre laughter and sinister voice samples at the start, followed by more catchy guitar riffs along with sleazy rock vocals, whispers and even the odd guitar solo thrown into the mix. Then there’s Play In Dark and My Hate which reminds of Alice Cooper for some reason, mostly due to the vocals and the prolonged, eerie sounding chorus. The latter is one of the most memorable songs on the album. My Fu Smile is just one of those ultra-catchy rock tracks that will have you dancing around and most likely attempting some air-guitar moves at the bar, in your living room or wherever you happen to be when you hear it. It’s exactly not your stadium filling epic power ballad but it’s highly energetic and just pure fun to listen to.

Overall this is a very good debut album from a promising rock band. They are clearly skilled musicians and their singer’s passion and enthusiasm transfers directly into the songs.

4/5

Iza Raittila

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 17th May 2014 by Pieni

Devil You Know
“The Beauty Of Destruction”
Metal
Released on 24th April 2014
Via Nuclear Blast

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I’m always a little bit skeptical about “super groups” and even more when they claim to be “hugely different than anything out there” (words of singer Howard Jones). But the truth is that Devil You Know have indeed something special here. Sort of.

The opening track “A New Beginning” kicks off without warning or mercy. From the rebellious riffing to the wide range of angry vocal tones, this song is just perfect! It has everything – including the attitude – to become a metal hymn. I’m still wondering why was it just entitled to a lyric video instead of a storyline footage.

But then again, “A New Beginning” lacks those catchy melodic parts and their righteous contrast with the heavy ones, which is a characteristic feature in their general sound. So yeah, “Seven Years Alone” was a better choice for a proper video as it gives you a more accurate notion of what to expect from Devil You Know.

I don’t like to compare bands when the outcome is good, as I’m afraid it will undermine one’s creativity credit. And since I think “My Own” is a great song, I’ll just say that the fans of Jones’ previous band will be very happy with this track.

“Embracing The Torture” couldn’t be a more fitting title for the third track – regardless of the lyrics, the music itself introduces the devious brutality of a torturer meeting the desperate pain of the tortured. Too much of a metaphor? Just listen to the belligerent verses and the languishing chorus and you’ll see what I mean.

“A Mind Insane” carries a certain mystique whenever the rhythm drops its speed. But when the guitars keep their brisk pace and shred away, one must smile at the thought that Francesco Artusato’s original idea was not to play solos…

By now you must be wondering about the “sort of” with which I ended the first paragraph. The first I’m-not-impressed feeling comes with “For The Dead And Broken”. The band tries to diverse by going for a less aggressive approach – nothing wrong with that – but the outcome is way too shallow. This is certainly the weakest track in “The Beauty Of Destruction”.

The same when they add some sad and obscure vibe to “It’s Over” and “As Bright As The Darkness”. And “Crawl From The Dark”. And “I Am The Nothing”. Sure it does sound different, all that darkness entwined with metal and not sounding goth or doom. But, honestly, it doesn’t sound extraordinary.

Still, the uppers are stronger than the downers and it’s not out of nicety that I say that this is a good album.

4 / 5

By Renata “Pieni” Lino

SOiL announce full UK leg of European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 17th May 2014 by Pieni

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Given the tremendous feedback to the announcement of SOiL‘s European tour with American Head Charge, (hed)p.e and 8 Foot Sativa, the Chicago band decided to extend their staying on this side of the Atlantic by adding a complete set of dates in the UK. Get your tickets before it’s too late. Check the full calendar below:

Thu 09 Oct Bochum (Germany), Matrix
Fri 10 Oct Mannheim (Germany), Alte
Sat 11 Oct Zurich (Switzerland), TBA
Sun 12 Oct Romagnano (Italy), Rock N Roll Arena
Tue 14 Oct Vienna (Austria), Szene Wien
Wed 15 Oct Augsburg (Germany), Kantine
Thu 16 Oct Frnkfurt (Germany), Zoom
Fri 17 Oct Utrecht (Netherlands), Heling
Sat 18 Oct Vaureal (France), The Forum
Sun 19 Oct Southampton (England), 1865
Tue 21 Oct London (England), Electric Ballroom
Wed 22 Oct York (England), Fibbers
Thu 23 Oct Glasgow (Scotland), The Garage
Fri 24 Oct Sheffield (England), Corporation
Sat 25 Oct Manchester (England), Club Academy
Sun 26 Oct Chester (England), Live Rooms
Tue 28 Oct Weymouth (England), Pavillion
Wed 29 Oct Bristol (England), Bierkeller
Thu 30 Oct Wolverhampton (England), Slade Rooms
Fri 31 Oct Reading (England), Sub 89
Sat 01 Nov Nottingham (England), Rescue Rooms

SOIL
https://www.facebook.com/SOiLmusic

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
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Whitechapel reveal chart numbers for “Our Endless War” and release new video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th May 2014 by Pieni

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Whitechapel‘s fifth studio album “Our Endless War” saw the light of day on April 29th and made a quite successful way to several charts. Here are the numbers:

Billboard Top 200 Chart: #10
Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart: #2
Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart: #1
Billboard Rock Albums Chart: #2
iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: Peaked at #13
iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #1
iTunes (Release Day) Metal: #1
Canadian Top 200: #23
Canadian Hard Music Chart: #4
Canadian Top Digital Album Chart: #21
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: #11
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #1
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Metal: #1
German Media Control Charts: #50 (First Time on the German Top 100)

“Thank you to everyone who supports us and has supported the release of Our Endless War. Without you, this record would have not been possible. We’ve worked so hard to get where we are and it’s crazy to say that Our Endless War is our 5th studio album. Thank you for paving this road for us and continuing on the journey that lies ahead!“, were the heartfelt words of singer Phil Bozeman, to which guitarist Alex Wade added: “We could not be more excited to announce that Our Endless War has been our most successful charting release of our career. We are unbelievable grateful to our fans who pre-ordered and bought the album first week, without their support we would be nothing. This will be a special album in the Whitechapel catalog, and we cannot wait to see where it will take us in the future!”

Also, after the lyric video for the title-track, Whitechapel have now released a live-footage video for it:

Whitechapel online:

http://whitechapelband.com
http://metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://youtube.com/user/WhitechapelTV