Friday, February 21, 2020

LUCIFER PREMIERES NEW TRACK "MIDNIGHT PHANTOM" WITH REVOLVER


NEW ALBUM LUCIFER III OUT MARCH 20TH

(Stockholm, Sweden - February 20, 2020) - LUCIFER announce the release of their new track "Midnight Phantom" today. The track is off the band's forthcoming full-length album Lucifer III. Listen to "Midnight Phantom", which is premiering exclusively with Revolver HERE.

"Why no one has yet merged Autopsy and Blue Öyster Cult into four minutes is a mystery to us. Midnight Phantom came to us in a collective nightmare and we think he made us accomplish this. Enjoy the horrors of The Phantom. Tonight," states LUCIFER frontwoman Johanna Sadonis.

Lucifer III is set for release on March 20th via Century Media Records and is available for pre - order HERE. The album is also available in the following formats:

Digital album:
Ltd. CD Digipak
Jewelcase CD
Cassette Tape (Tour exclusive)
Black LP+CD (Europe)
Black LP (USA)

Limited North American vinyl editions:
Yellow/Translucent Green Swirl LP (www.CenturyMedia.store)
Translucent Green LP (Indie Record Stores Exclusive)

Limited European coloured vinyl editions and bundles:
Black LP+CD+Shirt+Slipmat bundle (https://lucifer.merchants.se/)
Red LP+CD (www.hotstuff.se)
Gold LP+CD (www.bengans.se)
Petrol Green LP+CD (www.CDON.se)
Black LP+CD+AutographCard (https://sound-pollution.myshopify.com/)
Dark Green LP+CD+Shirt exclusive Bundle (www.EMP.de)
Silver LP+CD (www.NuclearBlast.de)
Lilac LP+CD (www.CMDistro.de)
SOLD OUT White
SOLD OUT Transp. Sun Yellow

Lucifer III Tracklist:

    Ghosts
    Midnight Phantom
    Leather Demon
    Lucifer
    Pacific Blues
    Coffin Fever
    Flanked By Snakes
    Stay Astray
    Cemetery Eyes
 
LUCIFER TOUR DATES
The Third Commandment - Europe 2020 - Part I
w/special guests: Year Of The Goat
March 20 - Stockholm, SWE - Geronimo's^
April 23 - Tampere, FIN - Klubi
April 24 - Helsinki, FIN - DesertHel Festival, On The Rocks*
May 7 - Hamburg DE, Knust
May 8 - Essen DE, Turock
May 9 - Köln DE, Helios 37
May 10 - Den Bosch NL, Willem Twee
May 12 - London UK, Underworld
May 13 - Paris FR, Petit Bain
May 14 - Strasbourg FR, La Laiterie
May 15 - Kaiserslautern DE, Kammgarn
May 16 - Nürnberg DE, Hirsch
May 17 - Praha CZ, Nová Chmelnice
May 19 - Poznan PL, U Bazyla
May 20 - Dresden DE, Scheune
May 21 - Berlin DE, Lido
May 22 - Hannover DE, Bei Chez Heinz
May 23 - Odense DK, Posten
May 29 - Stockholm SWE, Debaser Strand
May 30 - Göteborg SWE, Pustervik
July 3 - Ballenstedt DE, Rock Harz Open Air*
July 31 - Wacken, DE - Wacken Open Air*
August 1 - Soria, ES - Motorbeach Festival*
October 16 - St. Petersburg, RU - MOD
October 17 - Moscow, RU - Aglomerat
November 7 - Great Yarmouth, UK - Hard Rock Hell
*festival dates
^Lucifer III Record Release Night

Tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.seaside-touring.com/tours/#lucifer

  

LUCIFER is Johanna Sadonis (vocals), Nicke Andersson (drums), Harald Göthblad (bass), Martin Nordin (guitar), Linus Björklund (guitar)

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

ANN WILSON CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR


FIRST LEG OF THE “ANN WILSON OF HEART 2020 TOUR”
BEGINS APRIL 30 IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ

GENERAL ONSALE BEGINS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 10:00AM LOCAL TIME
Photo by Criss Cain

Ann Wilson has announced the first leg of the “Ann Wilson of Heart 2020 Tour,” beginning April 30 in Englewood, NJ, spanning North America and ending May 21 in Northfield, OH. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalogue, commemorating Heart era classics along with the work of her solo records, Hope & Glory (2007), The Ann Wilson Thing (2015) and her most recent covers album, Immortal (2018). General ticket on-sale begins this Friday, February 21 at 10:00AM local time. A complete list of tour dates are available below and on Ann’s official website.

Ann Wilson is one of the greatest voices in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. For the past 40 years, Ann has been lead singer for the rock band Heart (35 million records sold), thrilling audiences with her vocal power and natural gift to wrap her voice around an emotion in a song and lay it at the listener’s feet. Ann carved out a place for women to dominate a rock stage, and her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

After an extensive 2019 with Heart Ann’s looking forward to bringing the same band on the road to perform all the great songs, and others, that she’s made famous since she founded her band in 1973.


ANN WILSON OF HEART 2020 TOUR

APRIL
30 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC

MAY
1 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Casino
3 - Derry, NJ - Tupelo Music Hall
4 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
6 - Albany, NY - Egg Performing Arts
7 - Medford, MA - Chevalier Theater
9 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock
10 - Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall For Creative Arts
12 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
13 - Wilkes Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE, Benefit
16 - Elizabeth, IN - Caesars
18 - St. Charles, IL - Arcadia Theatre
20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
21 - Northfield, OH - MGM Northfield

JULY
31 - Paso Robles, CA - California Mid-State Fair *

* - festival appearance
Photo by Criss Cain

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Xroadie Files


Beat City Tubeworks – I Just Can’t Believe That It’s The Incredible
Erik Linder- Guitars/ Vocals, Kristian Rigo- Guitars, Henrik Frisk- Drums, Stuart Bayliss– Bass

Gravy Days take a trip back to the 50s and 60s with some boogie woogie rockabilly. The Tourist on your feet dance and sing as the catchy groove envelops you. Rock N Roll Degenerate has a very ACDC – Rose Tattoo feel with a catchy crunchy rhythm. Badlands just kick back and flow with the tune. Rat Race on your feet dance and fist pump as the tune just pulls you in. Let Me In close your eyes and just let the music take you away in your imagination. Stuck In A Groove feedback guitars crunchy riffs thumping bass pounding drums and screaming leads just hang on for one wild ride. Decline To Conform will have the entire crowd on its feet grooving and singing along. Balrog Boogie fast heavy ACDC style boogie with shredding guitars. Shallow N Men get out the air guitars and just jam away. Not So Fortunate Son hard heavy boogie rock metal with tons of emotional playing. Dog On A Leach stand clap and sing along to one catchy tune. Frenetic Magnetic ACDC meets southern rock just get up and dance.


Dave Kerzner – Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019
Dave Kerzner – Vocals/Keyboards, Fernando Perdomo – Guitar, Durga McBroom – Vocals, Lorelei McBroom – Vocals, Derek Cintron – Drums, Nick D’Virgilio – Drums, Marco Minnemann – Drums, Randy McStine – Guitar, Matt Dorsey – Bass, Steve Hackett – Guitar, Francis Dunnery – Guitar, Heather Findlay – Vocals, Dave Kilminster – Guitar, Alex Cromarty – Drums, Jon Davidson – Vocals, Ruti Celli – Cello/Vocals, Kaitlin Wolfberg – Violin/Viola, Satnam Ramgottra – Tabla, Maryem Tollar – Vocals, Christine Leakey – Vocals, Andy Robbins – Bass, Chris Johnson – Guitar, Stuart Fletcher – Bass

Disc One – The Lie just close your eyes and let the music envelop you and pull you into your dreams. Ocean Of Stars (Alternate Version) soft keyboards prog rock vocals take a trip back to the 70s and enjoy. Nothing on your feet clap and sing along to ne catchy tune. Static (Live)flowing prog rock with some amazing musicianship. New World (Live) just let the music take you away into your dreams. The Truth Behind (Live) melodic keyboards soft leads soaring vocals that will take you to one strange place. Reckless (Live) sitting strumming guitars and just enjoying the day. My Old Friend (Alternative Version) just one magical prog rock journey. Joytown (Live) prog rock music that will have you being pulled into strange dreams. Into The Sun (Alternative Version) the emotions just flow thru your very soul.

Disc Two – Paranoia (2019 Version) one strange musical journey thru your dreams. Breakdown heavy beats industrial sounds and space rock prog. Scavengers soaring keyboards soft rhythms then a very catchy riff slides in, Not Readmission (Instrumental Version) soft melodies that just pull you into your imagination and float away. Crash Landing close your eyes and have one psychedelic trip. Every Corner (Instrumental Version) prog rock magic. Island (Reprise) a short melodic piece. All That Is a very psychedelic prog rock musical journey. Only Breathing Out (Alternative Version) synths catchy guitars and keyboards with loads of emotions. Omega Point (Live) just let your imagination take hold and drift away. Not Coming Down (Live) take a trip back in time to a much simpler place.


Blackwood – Of Flies
Eraldo Berniocchi – All Instruments, Emilia Moncayo – Vocals, Stefania Alos Pedretti – Vocals

Of Flies dark heavy death plodding tones that just pull you into the mouth of hell. Seclusion death and destruction slither along as they devour all in sight. Infraworld the mouth of hell opens and demons crawl out to destroy all.


Float Here Forever – Stacking Tombstones
Darrell Bazian - Vocals/Guitar, Nick Marko - Drums/Percussion, Don Dyson - Bass, and Kevin Watts – Guitar

Back To Hell crunchy guitars solid drums thumping bass and punkish vocals. Planning To Matter melodies just flow all around and pull you in one catchy tune. Stacking Tombstones just sit around with friends strumming guitars and singing.


Night Goat – Milk
Julia Bentley – Vocals, Chris Bentley - Guitar/Vocals, Dalin Jones – Bass, Donnie Casey – Drums

Smearcase on ShorbGuitar feedback punk style rhythms and vocals just hit the pit. Dirty Candy starts with a southern style guitar riff and punkish vocals. Malachai rumbling bass crunchy guitars with pounding drums and yelling vocals. Chubby Leech low bass and guitar feedback with strange vocals and steady beats. Jerusalem's lot fats heavy punkish rock n roll. Gnarltooth Grim bass just slowly takes you over then crunchy guitars and pounding drums. My Axe (Your Ribcage) hit the pit slam and sweat the night away. Head Lice strange sounds envelop your senses then a chugging riff takes over. Bonemeal punkish metal mayhem. The Greys fast heavy moshing punkish madness.


-Xroadie

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Ripple Conversation With Tarah Who?


TARAH G. CARPENTER: Vocals, Guitar
CORALIE HERVE: Drums

When I was a kid, growing up in a house with Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, and Simon and Garfunkel, the first time I ever heard Kiss's "Detroit Rock City," it was a moment of musical epiphany. It was just so vicious, aggressive and mean. It changed the way I listened to music. I've had a few minor epiphany's since then, when you come across a band that just brings something new and revolutionary to your ears.

What have been your musical epiphany moments?

TGC: Haha! YES! my mom would BLAST (and still does) the Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen etc.... My musical epiphany was with Alanis Morissette, relating with the lyrics, and dissecting the music and production. I feel like I was influenced a bunch. Then I discovered, Motorhead, Pantera, TOOL, The Foo Fighters (before they became an orchestra..) and of course the Distillers, and I just wanted to play LOUD Rock, dirty Rock 'N Roll. This was sound epiphany.

CH : I was around 9-10 when some friends showed me AC/DC, Guns & Roses, Green Day ... it was the beginning for me. Then one day my uncle showed me this metal band from Finland called Nightwish, and it was just it !!! I fell in love with this genre.

Talk to us about the song-writing process for you. What comes first, the idea? A riff? The lyrics? How does it all fall into place?

TGC: I write the music and lyrics on my own and make bad demos of them just to be able to communicate the idea. When the structure is set, I send the song to Coralie who learns the structure and we work on the song itself afterwards. If I have ideas I am not able to play on the drums for instance, I sing the idea to Coco (Coralie) and we try out a few things. I like to have a produced version (recorded) and a live version for some songs. Coralie has a very good technique and I like to show off with her bad ass drumming ;)

Who has influenced you the most?

TGC: I think that it is a mix of Alanis, Foo Fighters and The Distillers. I definitely write lyrics like Alanis in a sense that I spill out my emotions, but I prefer to play loud, fast and aggressive like The Distillers, with a Taylor Hawkins drumming style.

CH : I'll say Nightwish for sure but generally metal and classic rock. The drummers that influenced my the most are Mike Portnoy, Thomas Lang, Glen Sobel and Daniel Erlandsson are a few of them.

Where do you look for continuing inspiration? New ideas, new motivation?

TGC: Coralie (jk), life events, relationships, It comes from the everyday life really. I am pretty sensitive to my surroundings.

We're all a product of our environment. Tell us about the band's hometown and how that reflects in the music?

TGC: I am originally from Paris, France but I moved to LA in 2006, when I started TARAH WHO? . Our hometown is Los Angeles, and I have no idea how it reflects in the music. Coralie? maybe because we play loud? but we are a duo and we don't really fit in to any particular genre.

CH : Yeah I don't really know how to respond to that, maybe when people think of LA rock comes in mind, so that maybe.

Where'd the band name come from?

TGC: That was a bit of an accident. I had to come up with a band name quickly because we had shows that were booked before having the name. I thought I was going to be able to change it, but.... It has been 14 years ...

You have one chance, what movie are you going to write the soundtrack for?

TGC: The movie about a woman riding fast a motorcycle, and killing Zombies in the desert. (we play fast paced, low end music...)

CH : I'll say a Quentin Tarantino movie because the soundtracks are always killer, and for Tarah who? music the zombie apocalypse is good.

You now write for a music publication (The Ripple Effect?). You're going to write a 1,000 word essay on one song. Which would it be and why?

TGC: I would probably write an essay about "Pantomath" which is a song about mansplaining and the definition of success.

CH : For sure Ghost Love Score by Nightwish, my favorite song !!! It's such a powerful song amd I just love it !!

Come on, share with us a couple of your great, Spinal Tap, rock and roll moments?

TGC: Well, there was this one time, one of our friends peed in the hotel room, mistaking the table with the toilet...

CH : And another one almost peed on Tarah too !!

Tell us about playing live and the live experience for you and for your fans?

TGC: I love playing live, especially when the crowd is really into it and on fire. It is a lot of fun to meet people, and every show is different. As a matter of fact, we don't make the show, our fans totally make our shows. Seeing people into it, get us going and we come up with crazy thing. We are pretty well rehearsed so, we can just play our songs, but it is the exchange with our audience that makes the live performance unique and memorable.

CH : I really like playing live, the energy on stage and in the crowd is awesome !! And people at the shows are awesome, always meet some !!

What makes a great song?

TGC: In my opinion: an authentic timeless story, and when people can relate to you story. Music, art, is a way of expression and for me writing is clearly like therapy. When fans come up to me or message me saying that they relate to a song, it reminds me of me when I was 15, relating to Alanis Morissette's songs. It takes you on a journey, or makes you day dream, or helps you go through a hard time because you found yourself in the lyrics and took it as a sign!  That is to me, a great song.

CH : I never really cares about the lyrics first, it's always about the instruments for me. If the melody is catchy and touch me.

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote?

TGC: argh!! it was really cheesy, it was about a crush I had on someone. Typical...!

What piece of your music are particularly proud of?

TGC: Coralie and Jason. I think that we are a pretty good team. Coralie is a super tight and strong drummer, Jason brings really cool ideas and melodies on the lead guitar. (Jason Orme plays with Alanis Morissette and co-produces our music)

Who today, writes great songs? Who just kicks your ass? Why?

TGC: I am a HUGE fan of the spanish band BALA but I have no idea what they are screaming about. I just love their music.

CH : Nightwish, always and forever hahahaha !!!

Vinyl, CD, or digital? What's your format of choice?

TGC: Depends where I am! digital when on the go, Vinyl at home and CDs in my 2003 SUV! ;)

CH : I have a lot of CDs at home and I just began vinyls, I love it !! For the car is digital but I always prefer to have it physically.

Whiskey or beer? And defend your choice

TGC: Whiskey at a party or before a show. Beer all of the other times. (but wine too. the option is just not there ;) )

CH : Coca cola for sure !!!

We, at the Ripple Effect, are constantly looking for new music. What's your home town, and when we get there, what's the best record store to lose ourselves in?

TGC: LA. I mean if you want to get lost, for sure AMOEBA, but if you want to support smaller record stores, I'd go on Melrose, there is a punk record store. You can't miss it. Just punk!

What's next for the band?

TGC: We are shooting a music video for 'Pantomath', releasing episode 3 of our docu-series available on youtube, going on tour in the west coast, playing at the international women rider festival in OK, laying a couple shows in Europe in May 2020, recording a new EP, and playing shows on the East Coast afterwards... Have I missed anything Coralie?

Any final comments or thoughts you'd like to share with our readers, the waveriders?

TGC: thank you so much for having us, and all of the info is on www.tarahwho.com and please follow us on our instagram @ tarahwho

Monday, February 17, 2020

HOLDEN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM


Emerging from the storied Richmond, VA metal scene is HOLDEN, a post/doom metal band seeking to unveil crushing riffs and pure sonic desolation. The band, named after the mysterious character of Judge Holden in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, initially came together to craft an album that celebrates the heaviest elements metal has to offer presented with the highest of recorded sound quality. The band spent over a year meticulously crafting Ursa Minor an album that builds on their collective musical past, merging a wide array of elements from prog metal to blackened death.

This intimate recording and creation process has birthed an album with an enormous sound that represents a fusion of groups like Camel and Isis by way of heavy hitters such as Yob and Conan. Judge’s lyrics blend personal elements of frontman/guitarist Palmer Sturman’s life with topics that focus on the current state of society and our increased isolation in the modern age. Sam Berson (bass) and Michael Arcane (drums) forge a rumbling, oppressively heavy rhythm section that drives the massive Judge sound. The meticulous care of the mixing and mastering, and the decision not to squash it all with compression and limiting, results in a highly professional sounding album whose fans can hear and feel every crushing note.

Ursa Minor will be released on May 8th 2020.

More information will be available soon.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

A Sunday Conversation With Hugh Morrison


When I was a kid, growing up in a house with Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, and Simon and Garfunkel, the first time I ever heard Kiss's "Detroit Rock City," it was a moment of musical epiphany. It was just so vicious, aggressive and mean. It changed the way I listened to music. I've had a few minor epiphany's since then, when you come across a band that just brings something new and revolutionary to your ears.

What have been your musical epiphany moments?

Coming from Scotland my musical “ahh haa” moments have mainly been from UK based bands. There have been quite a few, the first Stone Roses album was huge for me, then there’s the early Pogues stuff. Rum, Sodomy & the Lash album sticks out. From the States, I’ve always liked Steve Earl, I borrowed his “painted her name on the nose of my plane” line for my Dance Hall Girl song (cheers Steve). Bob Dylan is a genius too!

Talk to us about the song-writing process for you. What comes first, the idea? A riff? The lyrics? How does it all fall into place?

Mostly it’s the melody first, I have a stack of short video clip song ideas on my phone waiting to be polished into full songs. (now on google drive in case the phone packs in 😊). Then I find a theme that fits the mood of the melody, that’s usually when the lyrics start. When it flows it flows, I never sit down and say I’m going to write a song today, something needs to stir me first. That’s what seems to work for me.

Who has influenced you the most?

Many folks, but without doubt number 1 was a world class folk musician and songwriter called Jed Marum, sadly we lost Jed in May 2018 but we performed relentlessly together and each of his songs are a masterful work of art. He always had pointers for me on how to make the most out of songwriting from musical dynamics of the song, to choice of lyrics, rhyming and expression.

Also, I once saw a video from Sinead O’Conner where she was talking about writing & recording songs and she was saying the only way to do a song justice is to ‘own the song’, every aspect of it. That was really interesting to me and I think about it often when writing or learning new songs.

Where do you look for continuing inspiration? New ideas, new motivation?

Everywhere, I’m currently living in New Orleans and there is so much here to inspire a musician its incredible. The people, the history, the culture. The quality of musician here in town is outrageous. I love going to shows as a fan & not a performer. There is so much talent here I’m always humbled when I get to play a few shows myself. 

We're all a product of our environment. Tell us about the band's hometown and how that reflects in the music?

I mentioned earlier I’m from Scotland and that’s never far from my music. The Celtic thread runs deep through most of my music. When I got to 20years away from Scotland I wrote this song which came about from thinking of all the things I missed from home. “Old Scotland” is my call to take me home one day, whether its by the “high road” or the “low road”.

Where'd the band name come from?

Birth certificate via Willie and Diane Morrison 😊 (my dear parents back in Bonnie Scotland)

You have one chance, what movie are you going to write the soundtrack for?

Braveheart 2

You now write for a music publication (The Ripple Effect?).  You're going to write a 1,000 word essay on one song. Which would it be and why?

Most likely “Old Scotland” (mentioned above), I had like 6 verses written and trimmed it back to 2 for the album.

Come on, share with us a couple of your great, Spinal Tap, rock and roll moments?

I remember playing this show at Rudyards in Houston a few years back. My good friend Johnny Rioux (Street Dogs) had put together a project called the Compound Family where we used acoustic instruments to do Americana/Folk versions of punk songs. One by one the musicians just walked off the stage during the set. Guitar player was in a ZZ Top costume, sometimes I think I shoulda worn a costume too 😊

Tell us about playing live and the live experience for you and for your fans?

It’s the fun part of music, getting to experience the joy of entertaining friends, who hopefully appreciate what you are doing.

What makes a great song?

Hook and a memorable chorus!

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote?

It was a dirge called ‘Hugh Martins Lament’ thankfully things have improved since then
(I think😊)

What piece of your music are particularly proud of?

Proud, can we say fond instead, I think my song ‘Life Can be Short’ I have a certain amount of fondness for. ‘Old Scotland’ too for obvious reasons mentioned above.

Who today, writes great songs? Who just kicks your ass? Why?

There’s a fellow from Glasgow called Gerry Cinnamon who writes great songs, no airs or graces just hard hitting songs that we can relate to!

Vinyl, CD, or digital? What's your format of choice?

Vinyl’s or CD’s (old school here, maybe even cassette)

Whiskey or beer?  And defend your choice

Beer, but in moderation…whisky = sausage fingers (that’s how my fingers react on fretboard or keyboard after whisky)

We, at the Ripple Effect, are constantly looking for new music. What's your home town, and when we get there, what's the best record store to lose ourselves in?

My hometown is currently New Orleans, so check out Peaches Records on Magazine St

What's next for the band?

Working on a new project/EP called ‘Iron Roux’ with Cajun warlord Beth Patterson. Also have new tunes I’ll probably start demo-ing later in the year!

Any final comments or thoughts you'd like to share with our readers, the waveriders?

Dear Waveriders, I humbly request you take a listen to my new tunes. Album is called ‘The Other Side’ streaming everywhere, I think. Support the indie musicians whenever you can and dear Ripple Effect thanks for the great questions!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Bandcamp Bonanza – 102


Ya, it’s a pile of fucking rocks so what. I took that at work today because you know what I do at work in real life? I fuckingrock. Literally. Joking aside, the albums shared with you today also represent a type of rock. Typically followed by roll.

Ancient River – After the Dawn
'After the Dawn' comes a searing array of psych tinged grit followed by doomy reverb and spiritual tone. Imagine Pink Floyd meets post-punk drenched in fuzz induced fantasy.

Stone Cold Fiction – Strange Times
What a superb debut outing by these lads from the UK. A little progressive stoner meets krauty drone digs itsstone cold riffs deep into your psych. For fans of King Buffalo, Weedpecker, Lord Vapour, etc...

Rafael Denardi – Two Handfuls of Rock
One hand is gripped with punky bass chugs and relentless skater hook while the other clinches with jammy fuzz tone and funkadelic rhythm.

Lemurian Folk Songs – Logos
I love the enchanting bass line and euphoric layers of psych. A progressive work of art sure to get better on repeat listens. It’s like Elder meets Brant Bjork in the 12th dimension.Also, if you stare real deep into the album cover you will find a hidden image. Like one of those posters at the orthodontist office when you were a child in the early 90s.

The Mud Suns – Woe to the Timid
This band’s debut was one of my first bandcamp purchases to enter my collection of now well over 3000. Its been 9 years since the debut and the new 5 song set of howling blues does not miss a beat from what we remember with The Hundredth Monkey from back in 2011. This is rooted inswampy blues but built up with progressive melody, raw and gritty tone, and that signature power trio fuzz.



King Mountain – Doomed Man Blues
Oh hell ya. Greece strikes again with another output of heavy rock n roll. The old timers nailed it with the old timer references. I'll reference the young bucks and say this is in line with long time favorites of mine from Hungary, Ozone Mama. Yep, solid hooks, soulful gritty vocals, and traditional southern rock song structure.

Leif de Leeuw Band – Where We’re Heading
Holy shit guys. I was sent this to listen to from my good bud Andy this morning and then noticed I had my Continental Record Service promo email with this album within it. Gotta tell you, I am quite impressed, and this might be the highlight of today’s Bonanza. Whatever you do, make sure you find a way to listen to this thing in full sometime this year. Read up for yourself. The album cover sums up its sound quite nicely as well.



“Although firmly rooted in blues, the Leif The Leeuw band also touches on other musical genres. They create their own sound, mixing influences from music of the past few decades, ranging from straight forward rock to blues, soul, funk fusion and singer/songwriter material.



Multi-award winning guitar player Leif de Leeuw and his six man band are the new Southern jam-band sensation in Europe. The band is characterized by breathtaking guitar solo’s, two grooving drummers and twin-lead guitars. Each show is unique due to the many improvised jams. With their music, the band carries on the tradition of bands like Little Feat, the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominos.”

-The Huntsman

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Xroadie Files


Lonescar -  Lust For The End
Michael Perez – Guitar, Mike Gonzalez – Bass, JC Hernandez – Drums, Brian Valdibia – Vocals,

Gluttonous to the Core eerie guitar chords pierce the airwaves then a punch in the gut metal mayhem song ensues. Undead Assembly crunchy riffs pounding rhythms and gruff vocals. Means to an End hit the pit slam sweat and mosh away. Life is Suffering a marching style riff pounding drums thundering bass and rough vocals. Revolution Now fist pumping head banging metal madness. Self-Led thundering drums thumping bass crushing riffs and gruff vocals just assault you. With Your Martyr Self moshing thrashing shredding music. For Envy's Sake shredding guitars thundering rhythms and rough vocals take you over. Images from Mauthausen fast heavy shredding thrash metal. All is Vanity just hang on for the thrashing ride of your life. Lust for Her End has a very catchy riff pounding rhythm and gruff vocals.


CRS  - The Collector Of Truths
Sir Oz – Vocals, Francisco “Chucky” Oroz -  Guitarist/Bassist, Joseph Lev - Guitarist/Bassist, Tavo Ramirez – Drummer

Asfixia chugging riffs dark vocals pounding rhythms.TanLejos de Dios ( Nowhere … But Here) crunchy riffs pounding rhythms death metal growls ripping and shredding. Kill My Name hit the pit slam sweat and just get all your aggressions out. The Art of Breathing stars off very jazzy with lots of melody then a crushing riff and thunderous rhythm. Resistencia fast heavy death metal madness. The Daydreamer´s Nightmare melancholic tones just envelop you before a fist pumping riff kicks in. A Better Place to Hate industrial death metal mayhem. I´m the Universe eerie riffs and solid fast rhythms just slam you against a wall.


Murder Van – ST
Skraw - Guitar/Vocals, Josef Dengele – Drums, DeathRay– Bass

At Dusk strange sounds the crunchy riffs pounding rhythms screaming guitars and thrash metal vocals. Webs Of Discontent hit the pit and mosh till you pass out. Death Rider thunderous rhythms crunchy guitars screaming leads and gruff vocals. Lurid Dreams fist pumping head banging thrash metal madness. Dead Hookers shredding thrashing moshing metal. Murderous Desire fist pumping had banging foot stomping rhythms and shredding guitars with thunderous bass. Vengeance crushing riffs pounding drums thumping bass and gruff vocals. Creeping Nuclear Death old school thrash meta mayhem.


SxWxP – Trans Am Jams
Dave Byrant – Vocals/Guitar, Scot Smith- Guitarist, Freddy “The Hitman” Griesbaum: - Bassist, Dave Redlin – Drummer

Trans Am Jams sound of a car racing. Rising Tides has a very BLS feel with tons of emotional music and catchy vocals. Closing Time chugging riffs pounding rhythms and rough vocals just hang on for a wild ride. I Tried let the heavy groove just envelop your senses with some scorching leads. Cup Of Sorrow southern metal madness with some great musicianship. Fallen Angel swampy southern mixed with Sabbath guitar then fist pumping head banging riffs. Drink Till I Die just close your eyes and drift away then kick it in heavy and hard with some catchy riffs. From Day One fist pumping psychedelic guitar that just pierces your soul with a heavy fist pumping rhythm.


Hi Jack – Rank And File
Ron Terrell –Drums, Max Liam – Vocals/Guitar,

Better Now pounding drums crashing guitars with a punk flavor. I Don’t Want To See You chugging guitars pounding drums screaming vocals. TFBIWW (Explicit) catchy riffs pounding rhythms just get in the pit and mosh. TFBIWW (Radio) clean version for radio.


-Xroadie

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Fistful of Questions With Joseph Izayea


Beard enthusiast.  Amateur chef.  Electric Avenue fan.  Front man.  This edition of Fistful of Questions goes out to vocalist Joseph Izayea of From Under Concrete Kings.

What is your full name?

Joseph Izayea

Do you have any aliases?

No

What bands are you actively involved with?

From Under Concrete Kings, City of Homes

What was the first instrument that you played?

Never played an instrument.

Tell me about one of your first musical memories.

Chorus in 1st grade. The awkward. The Awkward.

What was the name of the first band that you were in?

Of One Blood

How did From Under Concrete Kings materialize?

Josh and I played in several bands together prior. City of Homes, Structure Fails, To Die This Night. It made sense to collaborate.

What inspired the name From Under Concrete Kings?

An Old bandmate of mine suggested it while we were trying to name a band together back then. I took it to use if I ever had a willing group because I liked it so much.

What is your favorite thing about touring?

Making friends with new bands from different areas.

What is your least favorite thing about touring?

Bus or Van Breaking down.

What’s the weirdest experience you have had on the road?

Bumping into someone I hadn't seen in years in a place I was sure I'd know no one.

Do you have a pre-show ritual?

Water, warm up, stretch.

Do you have a favorite venue to play at?

No.

What band have you played with that has really impressed you with their live show?

Monochromatic Black

If you could insert yourself into any one band what band would it be and why?

I'm not sure which band, but if I was it'd be because I knew I could fill the role well.

Have you ever heard a song and immediately wished you had written it?  If so, what is the song and artist?

No.

Do you have any non-metal musical inspirations?

So Many.

Is there a non-metal song that you’d like to do a cover of?

Yes, but it hasn't been done yet and I don't want someone to beat me to it! haha

Favorite band t-shirt that you own?

Couldn't say.

You are writing a book about your life thus far.  What is the title of that book?

"He did WHAT!?"

You are driving cross country and you can only listen to one album.  What album will it be?

I couldn't make that drive on just one album.

What is the longest you’ve gone without bathing?

3 days.

Do unicorns sleep standing up?

I'm not sure, but I've heard they have rainbow poop.

The year is 2006.  Where are you at and what are you listening to?

@ the rehearsal spot listening to As Blood Runs Black
 
Favorite book?

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

Favorite movie?

Casino

Favorite album?

Can't say.

Favorite meal?

Boneless wings.



Mucho thanks to Joseph Izayea for taking the time to answer my queries.  Do yourself a big favor and pick up the devastating second EP from From Under Concrete Kings.  The EP drops on Valentine’s Day.  After all, nothing says love like four tracks of pummeling deathcore.   

~El Pedo Caliente (aka Uncle Jameson from the Fistful of DOOM show)

Ps- Be sure to check out the Fistful of DOOM show airing on Fuzz Heavy Radio every Sunday at 6 p.m. c.s.t./ 7 p.m. e.s.t.
 


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