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Anti-Mortem premier video for new single via Vevo

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Oklahoma saviours of southern hard rock Anti-Mortem have recently unveiled the video for their new single 100% Pure American Rage which is taken from their debut album New Southern. The video, which premiered on Vevo today, can be viewed below. The video was shot, produced and directed by Clark Deal of Chaotic Productions.

New Southern will be released in both physical and digital formats on 28th April via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Rob Zombie).

UK fans will have the opportunity to witness Anti-Mortem’s feral testicular fortitude when they play their first live show in the UK at this year’s Download Festival.

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 19th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Released 16th October 2012
Alt. Rock
Released via Universal Republic

Formed ten years ago, in Winter Haven, Flordia, Anberlin have risen through the ranks of the alt. rock scene and established themselves as a band to be reckoned with. Since 2007, the band have been signed to Universal Republic which saw the release of their last two albums [New Surrender and Dark Is A Way, Light Is A Place] and will see the release of their sixth album later this year.

The album is kick-started by Self-Starter, which despite its weak intro, has a hard-hitting rock sound and features some interesting vocals while the following track Little Tyrants sways more towards the alt. rock side of the spectrum. Other Side is an interesting one to heard, displaying a use of raw guitars with a slow pace and some cool synth effects. The album features more aggressive tracks as well, such as Someone Anyone, that utilises catchy vocal melodies whilst blending in callous and punchier riffs, and Desires which blasts out a heavier, hard rock sound in a similar vein to Shinedown, though the song does have some softer riffs as well.

Innocent turns out to be a laid back and slow-paced track with a heavy synth-orientated sound, much like the song that precedes it, Intentions, which displays an intelligent use of melodic vocal stylings. Modern Age is a stand out track on the album, ringing out with strong riffs, soulful vocals and a synth-based sound while Orpheum, another stand out song, makes use of alternative sounding riffs and fresh piano medleys. Speaking of piano medleys, Type Three makes good use of enthralling piano meldeys and solemn synth-sounds as well as some fascinating vocal effects. The album ends with God, Drugs & Sex, which is a weak ending for the album.

Vital is certainly an album that does pique one’s interest and it has all the elements for a good album that capture the listener’s ears like a fishing hook.


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Redlight King announced as special guests for Shinedown Euro tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Redlight King, the touring and recording project centred around vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mark Kasprzyk, will join Shinedown on their European tour featuring seven UK dates. Tickets are on sale here.


UK dates are as follows:

24/10 – Southampton
25/10 – Exeter
27/10 – London
28/10 – Birmingham
29/10 – Manchester
31/10 – Edinburgh
01/11 – Sheffield
02/11 – Cardiff
04/11 – Norwich


In addition to this, Redlight King will release their debut album in the UK on August 27thvia Spinefarm Records.


Titled ‘Something For The Pain’ and Produced by WAX LTD, whose previous credits include Muse, The Rolling Stones and New Order, this 11-track outing features the singles Old Man, which includes a Neil Young sample plus an appearance from pro skateboarder Edward James Quaintance in the video, (now registering over 3 million views), and Comeback, the second single/video from The Avengers Assemble soundtrack; The Avengers Assemble is now one of the highest grossing films ever, setting box office records around the world.


The video for Comeback – the second single from The Avengers Assemble soundtrack, following on from Live To Rise by Soundgarden – features footage from the blockbuster movie intercut with a performance by the band; watch it here.


The full track-listing for ‘Something For The Pain’ is as follows:


1. Something For The Pain
2. Bullet In My Hand
3. Old Man
4. City Life
5. Comeback
6. Driven To Kalifornia
7. Built To Last
8. Underground
9. Little Darlin
10. Past The Gates
11. When The Dust Settles Down


UK exclusive bonus tracks:


1. Bullet In My Hand (acoustic)
2. Comeback (acoustic)
3. Something For The Pain (acoustic)



Kaz & Redlight King are currently on the road in the US as part of the line-up for the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival!