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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington reveal EP title and artwork

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

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington have recently unveiled the artwork (see above) and title for their upcoming EP; High Rise. The EP is scheduled for release via Spinefarm Records on 7th October. The EP will feature five tracks including the band’s number one mainstream and active rock radio single; Out Of Time.

The new Stone Temple Pilots line-up are set to kick off their first US tour on 4th September. For further info and tour updates; head over to the band’s official site at this location.

High Rise track listing:

  • 1 Out of Time
  • 2 Black Heart
  • 3 Same on the Inside
  • 4 Cry Cry
  • 5 Tomorrow

Stone Temple Pilots online:

http://stonetemplepilots.com
http://facebook.com/stpband

Common Gods reveal artwork for new EP; Helveien to be released 4th August

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 31st July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Glaswegian metal monsters Common Gods have revealed the artwork for their upcoming four-track EP Helveien which will be released this Sunday (4th August 2013) for free through BandCamp. The four track EP was recorded and produced at Devil’s Own Studio in Glasgow and the artwork was produce by Norderobring drummer and North of the Wall Festival organiser Alasdair Dunn. The release of Helveien coincides nicely with the band’s next gig at Pivo in Glasgow on Sunday.

Common Gods online:

http://www.facebook.com/CommonGods/
http://soundcloud.com/commongods

 

Vattnet Viskar release “Making Of” video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 31st July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Vattnet Viskar recently complied a “Making Of” video for their recent time in the studio, where they have been recording their upcoming debut album Sky Swallower.

Sky Swallower was recorded at Universal Noise Storage under the watchful eye of producer Brett Boland, and features eight songs worth of masterfully executed atmospheric black metal, filtered through the members’ own hardcore pasts and imbued with doom metal’s heart-rending heaviness.  Sky Swallower is due out 9th September in Europe on Century Media Records. The video can be viewed below.

Vattnet Viskar online:

http://www.facebook.com/vattnetviskar
http://www.twitter.com/vattnetviskar
http://vattnetviskar.bandcamp.com/

 

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

 

Vattnet Viskar premier Fog of Apathy from upcoming album Sky Swallower

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 22nd July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Having originally formed in Plaistow, New Hampshire in the summer of 2010, Vatnett Viskar started small and worked smart, cultivating a strong presence within their local DIY scene and online. On the strength of their first EP’s three ambitious, sprawling blackened doom epics, the band that Pitchfork called “the future of black metal in the United States” and Stereogum lauded as “propulsive and brutal, yet ambient and expansive” signed a deal with Century Media.

Now Stereogrum Century Media bring you a glimpse of the band’s debut full length, Sky Swallower. Fog Of Apathy is available to be streamed at this location.

Sky Swallower track listing:
1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex

Sky Swallower is scheduled for a release on 9th September in Europe.

Vattnet Viskar online:

www.facebook.com/vattnetviskar
www.twitter.com/vattnetviskar
http://vattnetviskar.bandcamp.com/

 

Sea of Giants – The Greater Good

Posted in 'Core, CD with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Sea of Giants
The Greater Good
Released 29th June 2013
Northern Deathcore
Released via eMortal Records

Since 2011, Sea of Giants have smashed their way through the Yorkshire scene, support acts such as Dead Harts, Grader, Giants, Sirena, Annotations of an Autopsy and more, becoming one of the hardest working bands in the East Yorkshire area. Hailing from the sea battered town of Bridlington, the five piece band already have two releases under their: Into The Deepest Depths and Northern Idols. The Greater Good is the third addition to the band’s career thus far.

Rehabilitated opens the EP before launching into the threatening and crushing track Reality North. Frontman McGougan’s vocals dominate the song, exchanging heavy handed blows with the combative use of riffs, provided by Mangan and Axup, and warlike rhythm sections. Every Wave wanes in the raw, primal energy that was offered up in the previous track but supplies some of Barlow’s most destructive bass work. Trenches rushes in like a bull in a china shop but provides a new dynamic on the band’s already cumbersome sound.

Changing Colours is too short lived of a track and has more potential if it were a longer song. Nevertheless, it still embodies Sea of Giants’ most staunch elements as well as some memorable clean vocal lines towards the end. Seasick starts up with a noticeable hook, reeling the listener into a storm of furious riffs and raging vocals. The lyrics add a very personal and emotional touch to the music, which blends in magnificently with the melodic licks and screaming rhythm passages. The calm, melodic section creates a whole new atmosphere and sound – one that keeps the song fresh.

The Greater Good is definitely a milestone that Sea of Giants have reached and displays the band’s evolution since starting up two years ago. Whilst it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it shows what the Yorkshire quintet have to offer and why they’re one of the best acts on the northern circuit.

4/5

Nico Davidson

Sea of Giants online:

http://www.facebook.com/seaofgiantsuk
http://www.twitter.com/seaofgiantsuk
http://seaofgiantsuk.tumblr.com

 

Acoustic singer-songwriter Ben Parcell releases video for Expectations

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 21st March 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Yorkshire based singer-songwriter Ben Parcell recently released the new video for Expectations, which is taken from the forthcoming EP of the same name. Ben is inspired by modern folk and acoustic acts such as Frank Turner and Ed Sheeran as well as taking influence from the classics such as The Beatles and Elvis Costello.

The forthcoming EP Expectations will be out on CD in mid spring this year. Since going solo in 2010, Ben has played over 200 gigs supporting several well respected artists on the circuit such as Ben Marwood, Chris Helme and Ryan Spendlove. Catch him this year performing at the internationally renowned Beverley Folk Festival.