Wednesday, April 1, 2015

KAMCHATKA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "LONG ROAD MADE OF GOLD" ON DESPOTZ RECORDS; NEW TRACK "GET YOUR GAME ON" STREAMING ON DIFFUSER.FM Sixth studio album out May 22


SWEDEN - Swedish blues rock trio, Kamchatka, will release its sixth studio album, Long Road Made of Gold, on May 22, 2015 via Despotz Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Diffuser.fm to stream the first single, "Get Your Game On," at: http://diffuser.fm/kamchatka-get-your-game-on-premiere/.

"'Get Your Game On' is one of those songs you can't wait to play live - an up tempo rocker with an uplifting vibe," the band told Diffuser.fm. "This is a true energy pill to wake you up like a slap in the face!"

Long Road Made of Gold was recorded in Kamchatka's own studio and rehearsal room, the "Kamchatka shelter," and mixed and mastered by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir).

"Even though our music is rooted in '60s and '70s music, it's important for us to have a contemporary sounding album," explained drummer Tobias Strandvik. "We don't want to repeat ourselves either, and having Russ Russell mixing and mastering certainly gives it the punch and power we wanted. Russ is mostly known for extreme metal like Napalm Death etc., but embraced this project with open arms and the sonic outcome is definitely our strongest to date."

Album artwork comes courtesy of Hippograffix, creator of all the Kamchatka graphics since day one.


01. Take Me Back Home
02. Get Your Game On
03. Made of Gold
04. Human Dynamo
05. Rain
06. Who´s to Blame
07. Mirror
08. Slowly Drifting Away
09. Long Road
10. To You
11. No One That Can Tell
12. Devil Dance
 
Long Road Made of Gold follows Kamchatka's 2014 release, The Search Goes On. Stay tuned for more information.


Kamchatka is...

 
Per Wiberg - bass/vocals
Tobias Strandvik - drums
Thomas "Juneor" Andersson - guitar/vocals

 
Kamchatka online...



Despotz Records online...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Watch ABRAHMA's visual masterpiece for "An Offspring To The Wolves" on Terrorizer!



French heavy rockers ABRAHMA have teamed up with Terrorizer to present their epic new video "An Offspring To The Wolves". This is the second excerpt off their new album "Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird", which will be released on May 12th via Small Stone Records. 
 
ABRAHMA's frontman Seb Bismuth comments: "An Offspring To The Wolves is a deeply symbolic song that needed a powerful video, but we also wanted to avoid clichés and tawdriness. The Phantasma Company made it possible and the result is beyond all our expectations. We hope you’ll like it as much as we do, and enjoy this new except off Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird"
 
 
Watch "An Offspring To The Wolves" now on Terrorizer
 

With "An Offspring To The Wolves", ABRAHMA deliver an absolutely hair-raising piece of doom grandeur, interwoven with dramatically dark and powerful vocals. Like the rest of the album, the band blends the thickness and languor of doom metal with deep influences from the early 90's Seattle rock scene, which makes them stand out from the other stoner and heavy psych outfits.
 
 
New album "Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird"
Out May 12th on Small Stone Records // Pre-order here
 
Forcefully ascending from the depths of Paris rock underground, it only took ABRAHMA one album to emerge as one of the torchbearers of French heavy rock on the international scene. Released in late 2012 on renowned North American label Small Stone Records, "Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives" unveiled an incredibly mature songwriting, while showcasing the band’s sombre and complex music realm. With this first full-length, they laid the foundations of their peculiar stoner aura adorned with the darkest riffage of the Seattle sound, and drew the attention of the international press. 2015 will see the Parisian foursome release their second album to date, due out this spring on Small Stone Records.
  
UPCOMING SHOWS w/ Lo-Pan: 
09.04 - STRASBOURG (FR) Mudd Club
10.04 - LICHTENFELS (DE) Paunchy Cats Inn
11.04 - MUNSTER (DE) Rare Guitar
12.04 - TILBURG (NL) Roadburn Festival
13.04 - France TBA
14.04 - MONTPELLIER (FR) Black Sheep
15.04 - MADRID (SP) Maravillas Club
16.05 - BARCELONA (SP) Rocksound
17.05 - VITORIA (SP) Helldorado
18.04 - NICE (FR) Le Volume
19.04 - CALENZANO (IT) ASD Factory Club
20.04 - SAVIGNANO SUL RUBICONE (IT) Sidro Club
21.04 - MUNICH (DE) Orange House
22.04 - DRESDEN (DE) Ost-Pol
 

 

 

WATCHTOWER sign with Magnetic Eye Records/release Radiant Moon EP

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WATCHTOWER from Melbourne, Australia sign to New York based label Magnetic Eye Records and release digital EP Radiant Moon. Radiant Moon is available to stream and purchase from http://watchtowerwatchtower.bandcamp.com and http://store.merhq.com/album/radiant-moon. Cover artwork was handled by Henry Bennet from Brisbane, Australia. (https://www.facebook.com/henrybennettart)

It is charting 2nd most popular stoner record on Bandcamp right now and has received high praise from websites such as CVLT Nation and The Sludgelord. 

The Radiant Moon EP is a pre curser to WATCHTOWER's debut LP, which they will be working on throughout the year.

"This band creates Riffs of Mass Destruction and I just can’t get enough. WATCHTOWER have found the perfect balance between the 70’s and the present day" - CVLT Nation 

"Fans of Kyuss, Sabbath, Sleep and High On Fire may have heard their favorite new band of 2015." - The Sludgelord (http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/watchtower-radiant-moon-ep-review.html?m=1)

Track listing: 
1: Radiant Moon
2: Living Heads


BIO
WATCHTOWER was formed in Late 2012 by fate, when lead singer Nico Guijt left Dutch heavyweights HERDER in chase of greener pastures in Australia. He met with guitarist Robbie Ingram, bass player Ben Robertson and drummer Joel McGann and they set out on a mission to take their brand of crushing stoner metal to the masses and drink as much beer as they could in the process. WATCHTOWER have developed a fond local following and have had the pleasure of touring east coast Australia with their best mates Horsehunter. Sharing the stage with Conan (UK) and Windhand (USA) in late 2014, then signing with New York's Magnetic Eye Records in March 2015 to release their new EP Radiant Moon, to rave reviews world-wide.
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kevin Beadles Named Grand Prize Winner in Great American Song Contest



Now this is exciting.  Way back when, Ripple released the debut full length, You Can't Argue with Water, from singer/songwriter Kevin Beadles.

Today, Steve Cahill, Executive Director of the Great American Song Contest, has announced that his song "This Might Get Loud" has been awarded the Grand Prize overall winner.  And that's quite a feat when you consider that approximately 4,000 songs from 45 countries were entered in the contest.

As the Great American Song Contest says:" In celebration of the glorious craft of songwriting, Songwriters Resource Network proudly presents the Great American Song Contest HALL OF FAME. In this section you will hear songs by top winners in the Great American Song Contest. These folks are among the most promising and talented songwriters around today."

You can check out the song here:

http://www.greatamericansong.com/hall-of-fame.php#

Here's news of the contest: http://www.greatamericansong.com/winners.php

So, congrats to Kevin.  Check out all of Kevin's music on his website at

http://www.kevinbeadles.com/music/ 

Interview with Don Jamieson of That Metal Show



 

I had the chance to speak with Mr. Jamieson during a cold, wintery day from my friend's car. It smelled like dust and cigarettes. My car was in the shop. I was about to hear my phone ring and speak with one of metal's most outspoken fans. That Metal Show has become a staple television show in every metal head's home from here to only the Gods know where. But it was cold....too cold. The phone rang...

Did you ever think That Metal Show would be on Television for this long?

No I thought we would shoot the pilot, I would get to meet Lita Ford, and that would be the end of my television career. But I'm very grateful.

How many takes does it take?

Just one. It's just a hang. We just do it. We are fans and that's how we treat it. What you see is what you get.

Does vh1 choose your wardrobe?

(Laughs), Nah. It's all straight from our closet. Believe it or not. That kind of high end fashion picked strictly by the three hosts.

Have you ever met a musician you idolized only to realize they were jerks?

Actually it's usually the opposite. So many of them I idolized as a kid. People like Alice Cooper. Just a true gentleman. Like many musicians, just salt of the earth people. To me it's all about making good TV. When Marylyn Manson came on our show. He chose to come on in a highly inebriated state. That's his choice. Makes my job a little harder, kind of like babysitting a fifth grader. None the less it is entertaining.

Do you find it difficult to make fans of all genres of metal happy?

Yes. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Jim, Eddie, and I, you know we are middle aged guys. So the stuff we like is in the classic sound. Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden. That does not mean we don't like other genres. I like death metal, black metal. But this is vh1 classic so you kind of know what you're getting.

What are you currently listening to?

Well the pick of the week is a band called VISOGOTH from Utah. I'm really digging it. A great band called KYNG, a hard rock trio. The Pretty Reckless.

Are you a fan of female fronted bands?

Yeah. The European metal scene has a lot. Power metal. It's crazy. Here in the states it is still straight up male fronted rock. You don't see it as much. A band like The Pretty Reckless. It's really a great album. She does have an interesting story which is worth introducing our audience to.

Is metal an easy subject as a comedian or do people take it too seriously?

Heavy metal lends itself to comedy. There is no doubt. Watch any video from the 80's and you can write a whole hours worth of material. I have a portion of my act dedicated to metal

Manowar Or Metallica?

Definitely Metallica. They keep re-inventing themselves.

Dio or OZZY?

Loved Ronnie but gotta go Ozzy. Because ozzy was a part of Black Sabbath and Sabbath created metal.

Lita Ford or Doro Pesch?

I had a Lita Ford poster on my wall. So I gotta go Lita. Lots of missing socks in my house growing up.

How long will ,That Metal Show ,last?

As long as the network wants it. That's the key. The three of us are best friends. When the shows cancelled the three of us will still be doing the show somewhere. Just for free (laughs) It's who we are.

Where do you see yourself 10 years down the road?

Probably playing Elks clubs and Firehouses somewhere.

The Show hasn't changed you?

No. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy my whole life. I haven't changed. We are who we are. When the cameras go off we don't change. We are metal heads through and through.

- MetalRising

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MONOLORD's Vænir | Stream new track 'We Will Burn' exclusively via CVLT Nation

Stream new track 'We Will Burn' exclusively via CVLT Nation - www.cvltnation.com



"We're not going to hold back from discovering your new favourite band. Behold! Monolord."
Decibel Magazine

“Remember that time you drove your battered old VW out into the woods, took an unfeasible amount of peyote and listened to nothing but Sleep, Ufomammut and YOB for four days straight? No? Well, this is going to trigger one hell of a flashback.”
Terrorizer

“No shit guitar solos, no questionable vocals, just relentlessly heavy riffs generated by this newly formed monolithic Swedish trio. Love their name, sound and heavyweight approach.”
The Bug
In 2013, Monolord first emerged from their native Gothenburg, Sweden behind an impenetrable wall of distortion and spellbinding vocals. The outside world took notice in a big way as the trio of Thomas V Jäger (vocals, guitars), Esben Williams (drums), and Mika Häkki (bass) garnered a flurry critical acclaim for their RidingEasy Records debut, Empress Rising, a year later.

Decibel Magazine decreed them, “Your new favourite band,” New Noise Magazine called the album, “Fantastic,” and This Is Not A Scene announced, “The power they capture speaks for itself,” as they became mainstays on the top of Bandcamp’s Doom chart. However, Monolord’s sophomore set Vænir opens up the gateway into their world wider.

“From day one, it’s always been our aim to build a massive wall of rumbling sound,” declares Thomas. “That’s our common goal. We’re the exact opposite of a band consisting of members with identical record collections. We come from three fairly different places, but we’re all drawn to dark, heavy, and gritty music. What we do in Monolord is the result of that creative conflict between us. That’s conflict in the word’s positive sense.”

Within that push-and-pull of aesthetic, the three-piece found the framework for Vænir. Shortly after the release of Empress Rising, the group returned to their tiny rehearsal space to cut and personally produce the album’s six tracks with Esben mixing and mastering.

Opener ‘Cursing the One’ trudges from a calculated, staggered groove into a guttural drowning choir of hauntingly hypnotic vocals. ‘We Will Burn’ tempers the slow burn with incendiary melody, while the ten-minute-plus ‘Died A Million Times’ swings the pendulum between that growl of distortion and a clean guitar. The penultimate reprieve on ‘The Cosmic Silence’ gives way to an expansive finale dirge with the title track.

“That title comes from the ancient name of Sweden’s largest lake,” Thomas reveals. “The lyrics are about unspeakable things happening at the lake during the night, which fits well with the mood of the entire album. It’s that cold, dark, and final embrace of a vast lake.”

Throughout, Thomas lyrically explores the dark core of humanity. “Misanthropy is an ever-present theme in everything we do,” he goes on. “The disgust for what humans do to each other and to the planet is constant. Religion, greed, and power madness run through humanity like incurable diseases, which is, consequentially, a constant stream of inspiration for us.”

Ultimately, Monolord offers shelter from some of that darkness. “I hope we can be an outlet to the massive and destructive stupidity surrounding us all,” Thomas concludes. “This band is our safety valve. We hope the same goes for our fans.”

Vænir by Monolord will be released on 28th April 2015 via RidingEasy Records.
 

Eldorado "Mad Woman" is here!

Babylonia Haze released the 20th of February at 12h25
If you are wondering for the reasons of this day and hour... we will soon reveal it.

Of all the albums released by Eldorado, Babylonia Haze (English) / Karma Generator (Spanish) is probably the most influenced by the months on the road. The live evolution of the band has been the germ of the ten songs that constitute the album, arisen from improvisations and developments with psychedelic vocation, vague ideas that end up being rotund and the unconscious quest of new landscapes.  All of it with the stage as a permanent witness.
It is also an album of a darker tendency, introspective and unsympathetic, both with oneself and with the others, it deals with our own capacity to destroy and rebuild in a modern Babylon dominated by lower instincts, of the responsibility for our own destiny through our actions, all closely linked to the oriental belief of Karma. Action-Reaction.
Recorded in Madrid Musigrama Studios under the guidance of Richard Chycki between August and September 2014, mixed and mastered in the Canadian Street of Dreams studios of Richard Chycki, Eldorado introduces their new album.  Ten sharp and haunting songs that represent a step forward from what has been offered so far, new sounds for a character in constant transformation.  The Karma Generator sounds loud, through the haze of Babylonia.
You can pre-order the album in the Eldorado online shop (it will be sent in February, the 20th)
"Babylonia Haze" / "Karma Generator"
Karma Tour
J 26/02 - Spain - Leon- El Gran Café
V 27/02 - Spain - Ferrol - Super8
S 28/02 - Spain - Cangas - Salason
J 5/03 - Spain - Badajoz - Café concierto Mercantil
V 6/03 - Spain - Cádiz - Supersonic
S 7/03 - Estepona - Louie Louie
V 13/03 - Spain - Madrid - Penélope
V 10/04 - Spain - Zaragoza - La sey seca
S 11/04 - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz3
D 12/04 - Spain - Torredembarra - La Traviesa
L 13/04 - France - Montpellier - Secret Place
J 16/04 - Austria - Wörgl - High5
V 17/04 - Switzerland - Uster - StarClub
S 18/04 - France - Clermont Ferrant - la Puce à l'oreille - Rock The Night découverte
D 19/04 - Germany- Zweibrücken - Gasthaus Sutter
J 23/04 - Germany- Jena - KuBa
V 24/04 - Germany - Obermarchtal- Kreuz
S 25/04 - Germany -Weiden-Musikclubsalute
X 29/04 - France - Rouen - Le Crooner
V 1/05 - Uk - Bournemouth - The Anvil
S 2/05 - Uk - Bolton - Railway
D 3/05 - Uk - Altrincham - Old Market Tavern
J 7/05 - UK - Edinburgh - Bannermans
S 9/05 - Uk - Evesham - The Iron Road
D 10/05 - Uk - Wisbech - Elme Hall Sunday Rock and Blues Club
J 14/05 - Spain - Vitoria-Gasteiz - Jimmy Jazz
V 15/05 - Spain - Santander- Buenas Noches Santander
S 16/05 - Spain - Valladolid - Porta Caelli
J 21/05 - Spain - Castellón - Four Seasons
V 22/05 - Spain - Valencia - 16 Toneladas
S 23/05 - Spain - Murcia - Garage Beat Club
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