SPECTRAL to release debut album via Loud Rage Music.

Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal ensemble Spectral announce their long-awaited debut album, Neural Correlates of Hate, to be finally released this Spring via Loud Rage Music. This album promises to be a totally mind-blowing experience for fans of the genre if only considering the intense, precise and deeply complex drumming from Romain Goulon, known from his work with bands like Necrophagist, Disavowed, Benighted or Aggressor, or the stellar guest appearances of Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) and Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile), and all this on top of the years and years of compositions’ crafting and perfecting by the band’s founding member, Ciprian Martin, and the venom-spitting vocal performance of Andrei Calmuc, also known from CodeRed, or his previous work in Indian Fall. The album was mixed and mastered by Clawfinger founding member, now producer, Jocke Skog at his Sunmountain Facilities!

The cover artwork is signed by the one and only Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio). Here’s what the band had to say about Neural Correlates of Hate: “When I started working on Neural Correlates of Hate I didn’t want to make any compromises. I have spent the last years developing the concept and working hard to deliver the proper sound for the album. Although I have planned all the details I couldn’t have done this all by myself so I am very lucky to have had Andrei Calmuc on vocals, Romain Goulon on drums, Christian Muenzner on 2 guest solos, Calin Paraschiv on one guest solo and Jocke Skog as our sound engineer. The result couldn’t have been better.” Ciprian Martin “I joined Spectral in September 2015 and the moment I listened to Ciprian’s compositions from the pre-production stage I knew it was the kind of music that I want to get involved with and it determined me to collaborate. I am delighted with the finished product and the collaboration with all the other guests, whom in my opinion are great musicians.” Andrei Calmuc.

Recording Lineup:

Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass)

Andrei Calmuc (Vocals)

Romain Goulon (Drums)

Christian Muenzner & Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos)

Tracklist:

Artificial Storage (03:51)

Ashes to Dust (08:46)

Nihilist (03:55)

Empathy (04:22)

Neural Correlates of Hate (02:56)

Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)

Hatred (01:58)

Divided We Fall (04:14)

Into the Further (05:23)

More tracks and details on Neural Correlates of Hate to be gradually revealed soon!

Contact:

Spectral

https://www.facebook.com/SpectralOfficial

https://spectral-official.bandcamp.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/user/SpectralOfficialRo

Loud Rage Music

www.loudragemusic.com

loudragemusic.bandcamp.com


The Fell announce new addition of former INXS frontman J.D Fortune

Following the successful launch of their debut single ‘Footprints’ and their first US tour, The Fell are thrilled to announce the addition of former INXS front man J.D Fortune to their already strong lineup.

The Fell features Guitar player and multi platinum producer Mike Krompass, Bass legend Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs and Mr Big), and notorious session drummer Randy Cooke who has played with names such as Dave Stewart, Ian Gillan and Ringo star.

J.D made a name for himself backin 2005 on the hit TV show ‘Rockstar: INXS’ where he was handpicked and chosen to be the new face for iconic rock band, INXS. During his time with the band, he wrote the multi platinum selling hit ‘Pretty Vegas’.

2011 saw J.D’s official departure from the band after a long battle with personal issues. Now, he’s back in the game and fighting strong as the new lead vocalist for The Fell.

“It’s no secret that my story is one of highs and lows. I’ve had some incredible experiences and just over 11 years ago, my biggest low. I was battling addiction and depression and it was the toughest fight I’ve ever experienced in my life. The hardest part was admitting to myself that I needed help, and asking for it. It was a tough road to recovery, but I can proudly say that I faced my demons and won. Sadly, this isn’t always the case for everyone in my situation. That’s why I’m happy to talk about it. If my experiences help someone else in facing the same battles, then being open about it was worth it.

Regarding The Fell, Mike and I have been friends for a while and he mentioned he was looking for a vocalist. I jumped at the chance, I feel it’s the right time for me to really get fully submerged back into my music. We have already been writing and recording new material for the upcoming album. I’m really excited, the songs are awesome!” – J.D Fortune

Mike Krompass adds “It’s really exciting to have J.D in the band. The new material is really strong and we have even been writing with legendary song writer ‘Desmond Child’ on a couple of tracks and will be releasing our new Single in the upcoming months. There’s so much going on behind the scenes at the moment and we can’t wait to share it with our fans!”

The Fell will also be appearing at NAMM later this month so don’t miss your chance to catch them!


Bob Katsionis Announces new album and Revolutionary New Format!

PRESS RELEASE.

Bob Katsionis announces new album cover, details and presents a new album release format!”.

Greek, Athens based multi-instrumentalist, producer, video director and composer Bob Katsionis returns with his  5th solo album called “Prognosis & Synopsis” making both a “Synopsis” (summary) of his solo career so far and a “Prognosis” (Prediction) of where he is gonna move musically in the future.

The new album consists of 10 songs that were composed/recorded in a period of 15 days, during the August of 2017!

“It was a blast of inspiration. Last August, and after finishing my duty with German power metallers Serious Black, I was suddendly found with one month free in my hands after 4 or 5 years where I was constantly working in my studio, touring and recording other projects. So I had some wonderful vacation time in Greece and then I was sitting all day home playing games and watching movies. And suddendly...my mind cleared. I decided to start my own Record Label “Symmetric Records” and finally work on the Icon-Disc™ project that's been on my mind since the birth of Smartphones. And of course..play some music for my own. So everyday I was just sitting on my Korg Kronos jamming, then take a break to play some Virtual Reality games to help me travel to different worlds, get some inspiration and give time to my music to grow inside of me and then back on my studio to record. I feel like this album is the most sincere, compact and mature work so far and represents me and my art at a 100% while leaving a bright promise for the future.”

Album was recorded at Sound Symmetry Studio by Bob Katsionis who played all the instruments except drumming by Vangelis Moraitis.

Prognosis & Synopsis” is produced and mixed by Bob Katsionis and Analog Mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, Piraeus, Greece.

The wonderful artwork was once again created by French artist Aurelien Police who also did the “Rest In Keys” album cover.

The full announcement video that you can share to your article is here:

https://youtu.be/T5QZaXB7Vjw

And the link to stream the first track and pre-order the album is this:

https://bobkatsionis.bandcamp.com/

Prognosis & Synopsis” will NOT be available for streaming through iTunes, Spotify until further notice.

As you can also see in the video, Bob announces a brand new format: the Icon-Disc.

“The Icon-Dis is what it's name simply states: a music “disc” in the form of an icon on your phone or tablet. For decades,artists and bands were releasing their music in the form of an album: a compilation of music expression and inspiration representing a certain period of the composer's or performer's life. Even the radio was playing the singles to make people buy the album in the form of a cassette, vinyl, CD. With the recent arrival of the broadband internet, services like YouTube, iTunes, Spotify etc, feed us with tons of isolated songs, videoclips, playlists, random compilations and other cool stuff like this, BUT people are not concentrating on the album anymore.

And for me the “magic” of diving into the world of an album, surrounded by the full artwork, pictures, photos, credits, info is what turns the listeners to “fans”. And it’s the fans who are buying the albums, merchandise, special editions etc and help a band survive at this difficult period we all live and make music. And even more important, through the album, the artist himself has the chance of showcasing his full potential, present his work on a full scale and take the listener by the hand on a wonderful trip through his music.

The idea/concept of the Icon-Disc is not something new; great artists like Bjork, Paul McCartney, Sting, Lady Gaga, JayZ and many more have released “albums-as-app” but the format was never established on the market for various reasons:

There wasn't a name for it. Putting the word "app" next to some music it takes away all the "music album" character and makes it something hi-tech and common like the app to order a taxi, food or an app that does something else.

There was no actual "format". In order to pioneer, every app works differently: one wants you to travel through space to listen to the song, the other one is a game and another one wants you to take photos of the sun, upload them and receive your music. Something like releasing a CD in a different shape every time: one like a star and another one heart shaped! Cool but confusing.

Pricing. Developing a complex and original app costs a lot. And then you have your "regular" formats on the market for sale. What will the big record stores say when they sell your cd for 15$ and you sell your beautiful and shining "app" for just 2,99$?.

That's why I designed the Icon-Disc™ in a way that it's both user friendly and fully customizable at the same time,while our company App The Irons keeps the developing costs low enough that even a newcomer independent artist can afford”.

Bob Katsionis releases his 2012 solo album “Rest In Keys” with remixed/remastered sound plus a brand new bonus track for all of you to get to know this new format and give us your feedback. In this release you can experience some of the benefits of the Icon-Disc:

·Fully customized artwork

·Different artwork per song

·Part-by-Part analysis from Bob Katsionis

·UPDATE your album (more songs, different mix, different art.band members,everything!).

iOS and Android users can download the Album FOR FREE on these links (so it will be cool to include in your article as well for readers to get their hands on)

https://itunes.apple.com/gr/app/rest-in-keys/id1318654045?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gr.icondisc.restinkeys


If you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to watch this video and in turn supporting independent artists! You ROCK! If you're a fan of Alternative Rock and Metal, Nu Metal, Industrial, and Hard Rock then Zombie Shark Records is the label for you! If you like what you hear, share the video with your friends and tag somebody who may enjoy it. Thanks again! Pick up some FREE music and some NOT free music too atwww.zombieshark.net and help keep this label and the bands doing what they love... making music and spreading it to the masses! These artists create the soundtrack to our lives, let's show 'em some love! Enjoy!

 

->CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO<- 


JYNX LEVITATE  15 December 2017.

JYNX due to release new single ‘LEVITATE’ on Dec 15th.

Premiered on Tattoo.

Following the success of their previous single ‘Fade’, New York based Nu Metal band JYNX are releasing their new single ‘Levitate’ on December 15th which boasts heavy riffs, huge choruses, soaring vocals and a beat you can really get behind... all the things we love about Nu Metal and the many genres that created it! "Levitate is a really personal and lyrically heavy song that we felt was 100% necessary to be written. There are a lot of people who suffer from depression, and a few of us are no strangers to that. We wanted to relay the message that anyone feeling that way is absolutely not alone, and encourage them reach out and get help before it can take a tragic turn." – Jerry DeLorenzo.

JYNX consists of Tommy Roulette (Vocals), Jerry De Lorenzo (Guitar / Vocals), Felix Cruz (Bass), Justin Whang (Guitar), Ray Francisco (Drums), Xermane (Ones and Twos). I have also included their previous single 'Fade' along with the video. To stream or download these materials, follow this link:

https://TAGPR.haulix.com/Media/Link?h=dBr4ikzZyqYUpCj+wD8e9g==


OUTDrejas is spreading a positive and uplifting message to the masses... with the power of ROCK! Video for "Promise" is OUT now!

Illinois rock outfit OUTDrejas have released a powerful and uplifting music video for the song "Promise" which can be viewed here:              https://youtu.be/TOVzNqvWUhY

The song has received widespread support, radio play and garnered hundreds of thousands of plays on Facebook in a very short time. The band is proving that in a chaotic world, a positive message can cut through the madness.

The song was produced by recorded by Chris Shepard (The Hives, Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, Static-X, Buddy Guy, Incubus, Elvis Costello, KMFDM, Mastodon), Matt Dougherty (Disturbed, Saint Asonia, Adelitas Way, Megadeth, Pop Evil, Avatar, Nonpoint, Staind, 3 Doors Down) and Mason Bonner (Chance The Rapper, DJ Khaled) at Chicago Recording Company and Groovemaster Studios Chicago. The track was mastered by Ryan Smith (AC/DC, Coldplay, Adele, Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Joe Bonamassa) at Sterling Sound New York.

The band is fronted by David Drejas; software engineer, sports nut, and part owner of Mick's Picks, guitar pick company and manufacturer of the best selling Ukulele picks in the world.

Drejas states, “While I was attending college, Craig Robinson came to speak and do a comedy routine. Being that Craig plays Darryl Philbin on my favorite show The Office, I was super excited and after the show I went up to the stage to talk to him and get an autograph. I said to him, "You know man, I really want to be on the side of the stage that you're on right now. How do I get from this side of the stage to that side?". He told me, "Make a promise to yourself that you're going to get there. Then all you have to do is keep your promise. Do something every single day that helps you achieve your goal. You'll be surprised how quickly the small stuff adds up." I went back to my college apartment that night and wrote the verses to “Promise”. I got to record and mix it with industry professionals I looked up to at two historic studios that I admire. The entire process taught me a TON about the recording process and how to actually write a good song. I used the message from the song to inspire me to put my all into this.”

The music video for “Promise” was directed by Peter Doucette who has directed videos for artists such as City of the Weak, Vinyl Theatre, Enterprise Earth, and Maiden Dixie.

Drejas remarks, “The music video is important to me because we recorded it in many of the places that helped me become the musician I am today. Mama and Me Pizza gave us our first big gig. Big Shots music venue allowed us to open and share the stage with many of our heroes. And the House of Blues in Chicago always treats us with a ton of respect and you can almost feel the presence of all the great musicians that have graced that stage as you perform or hang out in the dressing rooms backstage. It was really cool to go on all these adventures with my best friends and have two finished products to show for it. A great song and a sweet video!”

OUTDrejas takes heavy influence from groups such as AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, O.A.R., Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Green Day, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and more.

About the formation of the band, Drejas reveals, “I was playing bass in a metal band and we were playing one of the good local rock clubs around Illinois. I got to know the talent buyer so I asked if he could book my other band which was a rock band. He booked us onto a battle of the bands… which was cool except I had totally made the other band up. It didn't exist. I had a month to create the new band and be ready with material for the battle. We took 2nd place which was enough to get us booked opening for Puddle of Mudd. That led to us playing House of Blues. That led me to Mick's Picks which led me to NAMM. Everything's been a snowball effect.”

 

Band Members:

David OUTDrejas - Guitar/Vocals 

Onnie Jonas - Keyboards 

Tyler Smith - Bass/Vocals 

Stuart Graham - Drums 

Lee Cheney - Artwork

 

Links: 

OUTDrejas.com 

facebook.com/OUTDrejas 

twitter.com/outdrejas 

instagram.com/outdrejas


Fahran set to release new single ‘State Of Mind’ on December 13th.

If you have been in and around the UK recently, you may have heard of Nottingham based Hard Rock band, Fahran.  

Having two successful albums behind them and having played prestigious UK festivals such as Bloodstock, Download Festival, Hard Rock Hell and many more, Fahran have also just announced they will be adding Amplified festival 2018 to their extensive festival repertoire.

Now, the midlands based Hard Rockers are back with their new single ‘State Of Mind’.


I RUST FIRMANO CON DUSKTONE

Dusktone è fiera di annunciare la firma della Apocalyptic Death/Black Metal band RUST, la cui line-up è composta da membri di Enisum, In Corpore Mortis, Phenris, Grave-T. I RUST entrano ufficialmente a far parte del roster della label, ed il loro debut album "Urstoff" verrà pubblicato ad inizio 2018.

Un lavoro magico, suggestivo ed incantevole; ma anche tragico, apocalittico, crudele, doloroso, funesto, nefasto, violento e mortale... Una visione unica e disincantata della musica estrema. 

Un viaggio abbacinante, quasi accecante ed inammissibile che ci porta alla scoperta di questo maestoso ed impressionante disco, che trova si le sue radici spaziando (anche) dai primi OPETH e SHINING ad una visione post KATATONIA ma il tutto: con una visione ultra personale, aperta e spiccatamente unica che rendono l'universo RUST un'esperienza senza eguali. 

Ulteriori dettagli riguardo il nuovo album dei RUST verranno presto rivelati, seguite i canali ufficiali Dusktone per tutte le prossime news a riguardo.  


I NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS NATAS FIRMANO CON DUSKTONE

Dusktone è fiera di annunciare la firma della band Black Metal Norvegese NATAS, che entra ufficialmente nel roster della label ed il cui prossimo album "På veg... til helvette" verrà pubblicato a metà 2018.

Proveniente dalle più oscure coste occidentali della Norvegia, i NATAS sono pronti a condurre l'umanità lontano dalle radicate e obsolete norme sociali, culturali e religiose del mondo odierno, e ad aprire gli occhi degli ascoltatori verso una nuova e libera dimensione.

Il loro black metal dal sound occulto ed oscuro ricorda band come Borknagar, i primi Keep Of Kalessin o Taake, ed è fortemente influenzato dalla distruzione del nostro mondo e della natura che ci circonda.

Non c'è fine alla malvagità dell'uomo, il mondo deve cambiare, i NATAS illumineranno il misero cammino che noi tutti percorriamo guarendolo, col fuoco ...

Ulteriori dettagli riguardo il nuovo album dei NATAS verranno presto rivelati, seguite i canali ufficiali Dusktone per tutte le prossime news a riguardo. 


From Actor Billy Blair II: New JUNK EP out TODAY January 5th, 2018!!!

Dallas, Texas rock trio JUNK, fronted by actor Billy Blair, have unleashed their new EP entitled ‘Double Soundtrack’ today Friday, January 5th, 2018. Junk recently inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah "Shark" Robertson (Motograter, The Browning).

JUNK is fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Billy Blair (Surgeon General, Mother Truckin Skull Diggers, Earshot, Love Stricken Demise) who is also a prolific actor and has appeared in such films as Machete, Machete Kills, The Last Stand, Jonah Hex, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Blair recently landed a role in Alita: Battle Angel, an upcoming American science fiction action film based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga, set to be released on July 20, 2018.

The three-piece is rounded out by bassist and vocalist, Benjamin K. Bachman (Never Mind The Darkness, Zativah Kid), who has also produced various solo albums and material for film, and drummer Brian “Boog Nasty” (July Alley, Shadow Reichenstein).

Blair states, "We are beyond pleased to be a part of a label that believes in its bands and has our backs.. and that label is Zombie Shark Records! Horror movies and rock n roll in a gift bag!"

The band takes influence from a wide range of artists such as Billy Idol, SOUNDGARDEN, Danzig, INXS, Doobie Brothers, and Alice In Chains and has shared the stage with bands such as Skid Row, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, and Steel Panther.

The band recently recorded two songs, "Like Lightning" and "Built to Last", produced by Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas, TX. Both tracks are featured on the soundtrack to the film BLOOD SOMBRERO, starring Billy Blair.

The band's latest singles, "Pop Rock Genocide" and “The Sasquatch”, were recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown). The songs will be featured in the upcoming horror/comedy movie, CHEROKEE CREEK.

Artwork for ‘Double Soundtrack’ provided by Ashley Box.

'Double Soundtrack

is available at www.zombieshark.net 

www.zombiesharkrecords.comwww.facebook.com/Junktx

 

Press/Booking: noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com


Bad Santa Project is a metal band without a permanent line-up, so the band gathers once a year with different musicians to behave like some musical hooligans focusing on the New Year topics. This time the band presents an ecofriendly thriller featuring all acting and former members of Heather Wasteland (3-bass Heretical Folk Art Horde) and the singer of Ethnor (progressive death metal). Enjoy! \m/

 

The Ones Who appeal to the human race to respect Mother Nature and give up cutting any living new year trees, are 

 

Vladimir Ryazanov - vocal (Ethnor) 

Anatoliy Polovnikov - drums (Heather Wasteland, ex-Paranormal Activity) 

Alexander Vetrogon - 6-string bass, video, axe (Paranormal Jazz, ex-Heather Wasteland)

Sergey Pavlov - 4-string bass, axe (Heather Wasteland)

Andrey Anikushin - 4-string bass (New Guns For Free, ex-Heather Wasteland) 

Sergey Seratonin - mixing and mastering (Seratonin Studio)


There is an update to the release of the new Eli Von Pike single "Blutrausch"!

EvP have decided to change the song again, to mix and remaster it. The result has quite improved compared to the previous version.

As a small excuse for the "mess," the song is now available in full length on YouTube.

Preview & Download on Bandcamp:

https://darksignmusic.bandcamp.com/album/blutrausch


Godz Ov War Productions announce a debut EP from Lexington, Kentucky based, death doom metal Rotting Kingdom for an early 2018 release. The band comprises musicians known from groups like Tombstalker, Pyromancer, Nest, and Arktos. The contents of their first official release, simply titled 'Rotting Kingdom', is three tracks lasting 24 minutes in total. Music-wise, the American quintet offer a raw and majestic mixture of doom metal heaviness and gloomy melodies, with a slightly toned death metal brutality, strongly inspired by the early output of Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Evoken, Paradise Lost, Esoteric and the like.

The material was recorded at Sneak Attack Studios with Jason Groves. The album cover is a reprint of a painting by a Swedish painter, Joseph Magnus Stäck. The CD version layout was developed by Paweł Ozon.

Tracklist:

1.Adrift in a Sea of Souls

2.Castle of Decay

3.Demons in Stained Glass

 

Rotting Kingdom line-up:

Anton Escobar - Vocals

Clay Rice - Guitar

Kyle Keener - Guitar

Chuck McIntyre - Bass

Brandon Glancy - Drums

A limited jewel case CD will be released on 15 January 2018. It can already preordered here: www.store.godzovwar.com

The whole material can be streamed here: https://goo.gl/bFajzj

The material was also released as a limited tape by Morbid Records, and Boris Records are working on a 12'' winyl release.

More about Rotting Kingdom: Facebook


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