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New interview with Nya online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 4th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The UK’s upcoming melodic groove metal outfit Nya have been in the studio with Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead, Kids In Glass Houses). Ed James, who is part of the Nya Street Team recently interviewed vocalist Nesh and guitarist Dan about their upcoming EP. The interview is as follows:

Ed: Since the release of the last Ep “Driving The Nails In” what’s changed?

Dan: The line-up and sound has matured a lot since the last release. Our new rhythm section featuring drummer Lars Wickett and Bassist ‘Woody‘ has created a dynamic that is like a breath of fresh air to our new material.
Nesh: Since the last EP we have spent time on our sound, the tones and textures that blend well with the music we are writing- which means our fans can expect to hear a wider sound with more layers but keeping the grit that grounds our sound.

Ed: What is it like working with Romesh and what has he brought to your Sound?

Nesh: Romesh adds insight like a 6th member of the Band, it’s a non-bias ear which works wonders for the final layers of the Recording process.

Ed: What has been your favourite part of the recording process so far?

Dan: It was extremely refreshing to be able to ‘feel’ the tone rather than have to wait for it to be re-amped and it was great to see first-hand what Romesh was able to add to the songs creatively through sounds and textures. I’d like to be able to always track this way!

Ed: What can people expect from the New EP?

Nesh: The new EP blends grit and dirty riffs with a melodic undertone and a powerful set of lungs on top to round it off.
Dan: It’s a bigger production with more dynamics and a sound that we feel represents where our head space is at right now.

Nya are due to head back into the Studio to finish work on the EP in March but in the mean time they have released the Longwave Sessions Sampler which has been mastered by Robin Schmidt at 2496 Mastering (Mumford & Sons, Don Broco, Heaven’s Basement). The sampler is available for streaming below and download.

Nya are still yet to announce the release date of the new, currently untitled,  EP but the new release is set to have the band exploding back onto the scene.

Nya online:

http://nyaofficial.com
http://facebook.com/nyaofficial

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Doro set to bring 30 Years Strong And Proud tour to London in May 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 3rd December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The queen of all things metal, Doro, is touring in celebration of her 30 years  on the metal scene throughout 2013 and 2014 – Making each show a special celebration. Following the enormous success of this year’s European tour Doro will bring her 30 Years Strong & Proud show to the Islington Academy London on Monday 19th May 2014. Special guests will be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale at this location this Friday (6th December).

The phenomenal kick-off to this concert run took place at the largest Metal-Festival in the world, Wacken, where 80,000 fans gave Doro an overwhelming welcome and stars such as Motorhead, Biff Byford (Saxon) and Uli Jon Roth (Ex-Scorpions) joined Doro on stage.
On 13th September she received the “Legend” award during the Metal Hammer Germany 2013 awards ceremony, and only three months earlier she received the same honour at the The Golden Gods by Metal Hammer UK. Her latest album Raise Your Fist was released on 19th October 2012 through Nuclear Blast.

Doro online:

http://doro.de
http://facebook.com/doroofficial

 

Nya confirm plans to finish recording new EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 20th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Earlier today, Nya announced that they will be returning to Longwave Studios in Cardiff with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine) in February to finish recording what will be their third EP. The band also stated that they will be sending off the first few tracks to Germany for mastering by Robin Schmidt (Mumford & Sons, Don Broco, Heavens Basement). The currently untitled EP is due for release in early 2014.

Nya online:

http://nyaofficial.com
http://facebook.com/nyaofficial
http://twitter.com/nyaofficial

 

Motörhead reschedule European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 5th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following the statement released by Motörhead’s mainman Lemmy where he said that he’s not quite ready to hit the road yet, Motörhead have rescheduled their upcoming European tour.

New tour dates are as follow:

February
13 – Glasgow, Scotland Academy
14 – Newcastle, UK – City Hall
16 – Manchester, UK – Apollo
17 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall
19 – London Brixton, UK – Academy
20 – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall
22 – Paris, France – Zenith
24 – Deinze Belgium – Brielpoort
25 – Germany, Hamburg – Sporthalle
27 – Germany, Munich – Zenith
March
1 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
2 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
4 – Dusseldorf, Germany – MEH
5 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
8 – Linkoping, Sweden – Cloetta Center
10 – Horsens, Denmark – Forum Horsens
12 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
14 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwell Arena

Motörhead‘s new album, Aftershock, is giving the band some of their highest chart positions ever around the world!

Germany – #5 *
Finland – #5 *
Norway – #6 *
Switzerland – #6 *
Austria – #7 *
Sweden – #8 **
France – #12 *
Denmark – #14
USA – #22 *
Canada – #22 *
Spain – #23
Italy – #24
Belgium ( Wallonia) – #35
Belgium (Flandern) – #61
Holland – #64

* – notes highest chart position ever
** – highest ever since 1982’s Iron Fist

Motörhead online:

http://imotorhead.com

Hell – The Age of Nefarious

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 3rd November 2013 by Paul

Hell
The Age of Nefarious
Released October 25th 2013
NWOBHM
Released via Nuclear Blast
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Hell are one of the greatest success stories in the recent renaissance of NWOBHM. Of all the bands that have come back from the dead to play the oldest style of Heavy Metal, Hell has been one of the most successful. This EP, The Age of Nefarious offers a new song as well as three live performances from their Human Remains album. Hell have a style that goes beyond the simple punk rock/Motorhead formula that typifies NWOBHM, being more theatrical and epic, like Dante’s Divine Comedy played through a Heavy Metal filter. I managed to catch the end of Hell’s set at Bloodstock 2011, and it was clear that the band are very talented performers, the recordings here sound just about as good as they do in the studio, however the problem is that the audience is very quiet in the mix here, so it doesn’t feel like there is all that much point in listening to these over the album versions from Human Remains. It’s a good release though and a good, though short preview of what is to come on the next album. The Age of Nefarious doesn’t deviate much from the sounds on Human Remains, which is largely a good thing. It sounds like Hell are getting ready to release a great album, and I look forward to hearing it.

3/5

Paul Gibbins

Hell online:

http://facebook.com/hellofficial

 

Motörhead premiere official video for “Heartbreaker” on Rolling Stone

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 19th October 2013 by Pieni

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Rolling Stone magazine has just published the official video for Motörhead‘s “Heartbreaker”, which features live footage from several gigs in different places and years – Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013, Rock In Rio and Wacken Open Air 2011 and a Manchester show in 2010 are just a few. Something that should be mentioned is that the sketch art for this video was created by Lemmy Kilmister himself.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/motorhead-headbang-across-the-globe-in-heartbreaker-premiere-20131018#ooid=tpMGF4ZjrNQ4h6PnEfcVR9WVjKZdUM0x

“Aftershock” is their 21st studio album and it will be out this Monday, October 21st.

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1. Heartbreaker
2. Coup de Grace
3. Lost Woman Blues
4. End of Time
5. Do You Believe
6. Death Machine
7. Dust and Glass
8. Going to Mexico
9. Silence When You Speak to Me
10. Crying Shame
11. Queen of the Damned
12. Knife
13. Keep Your Powder Dry
14. Paralyzed

Motörhead online:
http://www.imotorhead.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead
https://twitter.com/myMotorhead
https://myspace.com/motorhead

Taberah – Necromancer

Posted in CD, Metal, Rock with tags on 13th September 2013 by izaforestspirit

Taberah
Necromancer
Released 13th September 2013
Heavy Metal/ Hard Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Necromancer’ is the second album from the Tasmania-based, Australian heavy metal band Taberah. This is the follow-up to their 2011 debut ‘The Light of Which I Dream’ and it features artwork by the Tasmanian tattoo artist Hannah Flowers as well as a cover of Deep Purple’s Burn. The band have recently supported Motörhead at one of their shows after Lemmy Kilmister discovered and chose them to open up for his band.

Straight from the get-go you’re in for a wall of guitar riffs with 2012 offering a catchy start to the album with the hard rock style vocals and guitar solos. It doesn’t stop there either. Oh no, this album is full of catchy, energetic, rocking tunes that are just screaming for an audience of air-guitar enthusiasts to join in the fun. As far as genre classifications go this is sandwiched somewhere between traditional heavy metal, hard rock with a tinge of thrash metal added to the mix.

Burning In The Moonlight features the aforementioned guitar melodies as well as a chorus with the backing singers joining in as if to encourage you to sing along. The title track has enough guitar solos to keep any rocker/metalhead busy trying to find that perfect air-guitar pose or head-bang along to the chorus. Yet it’s not all fast paced, guitar-focused hard rock, this album also features the odd ballad – Don’t Say You’ll Love Me Forever which provides a sharp contrast compared to the previous tracks due to the inclusion of an acoustic guitar and much slower pace. After that it’s back to good old catchy heavy metal for the reminder of this release.

So there you have it. A very catchy and enjoyable heavy metal album.

4/5

Iza Raittila