Dalla Repubblica Ceca arriva il melodic rock dei Black Tiger, annunciata l'uscita del primo album della band.

Il primo full lenght della band Ceca si intitola "Black Tiger", registrato in Italia al Tanzan Music

Studio nel 2017 e prodotto da Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Hardline). Il disco verrà pubblicato il 12 Ottobre per Freemood, etichetta consorella di Tanzan Music.  Un mix di AOR e Hard Rock melodico con l'accento sulle melodie, grandi ritornelli, ricche chitarre elettriche, arrangiamenti innovativi e un suono decisamente potente. L'album contiene dieci brani originali con ospiti molto popolari della scena melodic rock internazionale come Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network), Mario Percudani e Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart), Giulio Garghentini e molti altri. I Black Tiger sono una band che mischia AOR e Hard Rock, gli unici a rappresentare questo genere in Repubblica Ceca. Il gruppo ha già all'attivo tre EP: "All Over Night" (2010), "Road To Rock" (2013) e "Songs From Abyss" (2015), gli ultimi due con ospite Dan Reed. I dischi hanno ricevuto buone recensioni dalla critica specializzata come "Powerplay" e "Classic Rock Presents AOR". I Black Tiger hanno suonato in molti club e festival in Repubblica Ceca, Germania, Polonia e Slovacchia, condividendo il palco con artisti della scena melodic Hard Rock come House Of Lords, Dan Reed, Pretty Maids, Mike Tramp, Little Caesar, Hungryheart, Michael Schenker e molti altri ancora.

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Steorrah - The Altstadt Abyss

The Rhineland's very own progressive death metal poets STEORRAH are back with their third studio album “The Altstadt Abyss“. Following “An Eroticism In Murder“ (2010), “II: Thin White Paint“ (2015) and the live cut “Nocturnal Emission“ (2016), the album was produced by vocalist/guitarist Andreas März, mixed by Michael Haas (Big Easy Studio) and mastered by Roman Beilharz (UVASonar). To fans of progressive and experimental death metal, STEORRAH are no unfamiliar name anymore, ever since the successful campaign to crowdfund “II: Thin White Paint“ and the subsequent scandal around the bankruptcy of crowdfunding platform Sellaband after which the global metal scene and the mighty Wacken foundation saved the day for Steorrah. A brief UK tour and the release of “Nocturnal Emission” were to follow. “The Altstadt Abyss” presents the former studio project STEORRAH as a consolidated band unit with a focus on songwriting that despite the progressive tilt does not neglect its heaviness and strong hooks. From the chops of the relatively straight opening track “The Silver Apples of the Moon”, via the brute raga forms of “Saturnalia for Posterity”, the cineastic piano on “Spheroid Nine”, the beat poetry devices on “Wolves & Seagulls”, to the full frontal experimental attack that is “Where my Vessel Dwells”, “The Altstadt Abyss” provides the keen listener with the definitive soundtrack to autumn 2018. We recommend enjoying it with a cuppa earl grey and a spell of doomsday weather.


Silver Dust - House 21

After the release of their second full length album “The Age Of Decadence” in 2016 / 2017 and extensive touring throughout Europe in the past couple of years the Swiss based rock band Silver Dust will release their latest album “House 21” in cooperation with Escudero Records through Fastball Music / SOULFOOD in Europe.

On “House 21Silver Dust manifest their unique style of melodic rock music with different styles between classic rock, steam punk, metal, gothic, progressive influences and a touch of epic music theatre. Driven by the charismatic voice of singer / frontman Lord Campbell every song expands its own universe and takes the listener away into a world of powerful rock hymns (“Forever”), dark gothic metal (“It’s Time”), melancholic tunes (“This War Is Not Mine”) and lyrics worth listening to. Starting with the instrumental theatrical intro “Libera Me” the following ten tracks present a band capable of creating a unique style, which can be identified as Silver Dust within the first seconds. A special song was recorded for this album with Mr. Lordi as guest vocal on the cover version of “Bette Davis Eyes”, which became a worldwide no.1 hit in Kim Carnes’ version from 1981. Silver Dust toured with LORDI in 2016 and Battle Beast in 2017 and will return to the live stages in Europe this autumn again supporting LORDI from October 9th to November 28th . The band will most definitely excite their fans with their powerful show and energetic performance.

Christian Tolle Project - Point Blank

Classic Rock with a modern edge: The fifth release of the Christian Tolle Project will please hard rock fans with a great cast of musicians as well as with punchy, grooving tunes in a crisp and fat sound.

From the uplifting opener and title track "Point Blank" to the driving grooves on "Too Late" or the hook-ladden bangers like "Black Friday" or "Borderland" the production pounds with punch and transparency. David Reece (ex-Accept, ex-Bonfire, Sainted Sinners) and John Cuijpers (Cooper Inc., Ayreon, Praying Mantis) take the lead vocals with Christian Tolle handling guitars, bass, drums and production. 

Add Morris Adriaens on keys and backing vocals as well as Mathias Dieth (ex- U.D.O, ex-Sinner) and L.A. based guitar hero Doug Aldrich (Dio, ex-Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies) to guest for some stunning lead guitars, you can expect nothing less than a straight and excellent rock record, touching musical roots of the late 70s and 80s with lots of hooks and energy. 

As a result "Point Blank" has turned into a real listening pleasure for all fans of guitar driven hard rock.



Me Against The World - Breaking Apart

With their debut album “Breaking ApartMe Against The World define their very own mix of styles consisting of balladic melodies, heavy riffs and an extraordinary rhythm plus clear and powerful vocals to let the emotions run free. The four musicians from Upper Swabia skilfully play with various influences from Metallica, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down to Queen and progressive Beatles.

The album’s songs break with the usual structures switching time and again the pitch and tempo without losing their transparency and spacing out into overly complex progressivity. Tracks like “Dying World” give off a good shot of art rock from the 70s, whereas classic rock riffs dominate the opener “Go Away” and the epic “Morgans Misery” with a running time of close to 10 minutes seems to discard all structural and musical boundaries. In the end, it is no surprise that the album finishes with a catchy radio version of the song “Breaking Apart” featuring a female backing voice.

Me Against The World’s album “Breaking Apart” does not submit to stylistic dogmas. Throughout the whole running time the album remains exciting but still sounds homogenous and sincere. The production is refreshingly transparent, sufficiently rough and dynamic. The sound stays clear of over-compressions and leaves necessary room for structures, lyrics and instruments to fully unfold.

PILEDRIVER - ROCKWALL

Following the release of the album “BROTHERS In BOOGIE” two years ago which was received with great enthusiasm by both fans and reviewers, as well as the powerful Blu-ray release “The BOOGIE BROTHERS live in concert” from June 2017, PILEDRIVER now keep on following their individual path with their latest and fourth album “ROCKWALL”.

Technically brilliantly composed classic rock being presented in an authentic, straightforward and song-oriented way defines the band’s powerful sound in 2018 and shows all the more that these guys have found their “signature sound”. After more than 20 years of band history, PILEDRIVER prove with “ROCKWALL” that they have finally left behind the shackles of a Status Quo tribute band and are now standing on their own two feet. Admittedly, there is the Status Quo cover “Rockers Rollin” on the new album which can be understood as a homage to Rick Parfitt. However, this song fits perfectly into the overall pattern of “ROCKWALL”. On these 13 tracks, wild rock’n’roll hits like “Spark” and stadion rock hymns like “Stomp” take turns with gentle ballads (“For Freedom And Friends”) and wonderfully relaxed songs like the terrific, floating “Farewell” promising to be a real treat for rock fans. To all those who wonder after the end of many great rock acts, which albums and rock shows they can look forward to: to PILEDRIVER gigs and CDs, of course! This is where the classic and melodic rock fan finds his / her new “home”… Again, none other than Stefan Kaufmann is responsible for the fantastic sound. He brings in decades of experience as the ex-drummer from Accept and U.D.O guitarist so that the result does not need to be afraid of being compared with international top productions. On this PILEDRIVER album, Stefan Kaufmann also took up the drum sticks and played all the drum parts. For fans of the steel rockers from Solingen this means: Seize the opportunity! On countless concerts during the last 20 years and finally on their live Blu-ray from summer 2017, PILEDRIVER have spectacularly proven that the band knows how to combine their straightforward sound with an energetic and rousing live show on stage which they will do again on their “ROCKWALL” tour scheduled for 2019 when they will blast their power rock from the stage for two hours and send their fans home enraptured and blissfully happy.



Dear fans, friends 

 We are thrilled to premier our brand new video for our single “Strong”.

Let’s keep it short: Sit back, relax and enjoy:

 

 

 

Filmed and directed by Sascha Pace himself, it was filmed on the isle of Tenerife (Spain) up on El Teide as well as in Berlin (Germany).


Romanian Death Metallers SADDAYAH present new single, Apopheny of Life

In wait of their release show in Bucharest on the 7th of September (https://www.facebook.com/events/2035682246470549/), Romanian Death Metal squad SADDAYAH present a new single taken off their upcoming debut album, Apopheny of Life, the title track now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikCRoQn1Tdc

Pre-orders for Apopheny of Life are now open and available here: 

Jewel-case CD: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/saddayah-apopheny-of-life

Digital: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/saddayah-apopheny-of-life

SADDAYAH‘s music is rooted in traditional Death Metal, but the band’s serious technical abilities rose to a fresh, melodic and technical type of Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences.

"Apopheny of Life" was recorded, mixed and mastered at the I.V. Metal Foundry studio, while the cover of the CD was done by Costin Chioreanu.


Orpo Piru sign with Naqada Music Management!

Hailing from Finland! We are so thrilled to announce for signing a PR deal  with the remarkable Finnish rock act, Orpo Piru. In 2017, Orpo Piru was formed as a solo in Tampere, Finland. Recently, he released his debut album "A-Mortal Visions" which was recorded in Studio Sampolaaris by Mr.  Antti Välimäki in the fall of 2017, who also played the drums on the record - Orpo Piru taking care of all the other instruments and vocals. After mixing in Studio Sampolaaris the record was polished in the mastering process at one of the finest workshop in Finland - Virtalähde Mastering. We teamed up with the rock act, so stay tuned for more info about the album release and music videos to be announced very soon! 


COSTAS VARRAS - album "NEON-CLASSICAL", new release by SYMMETRIC RECORDS

Artist: COSTAS VARRAS

Album title: NEON-CLASSICAL

Genre: Heavy Power Metal

Label: Symmetric Records

Street Date: September 17

Format: Digipak CD & Digital

Producer: Bob Katsionis

Costas Varras was born in Athens, Greece in 1985. He started playing the guitar at the age of 14 while he was studying both modern and classical music. In 2000 he formed his first band “Perpetual” and started composing the material which was finally released as a debut album in 2004 by Sonic Age Records under the name of OVERLORD’S PERPETUAL. That’s when he first met and worked with Bob Katsionis who played all the keyboards in the album. Right after the release of this CD, Costas moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream. After playing with local bands and graduating from Musician’s Institute and composing new material, in 2009 he entered the studio with legendary Chris Tsangarides as a recording & mixing engineer to record his sophomore album joined by drummer Fotis Benardo (Septic Flesh), Kevin Goocher (OMEN), Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth).

But it was tragic fate who struck Costas, as he was diagnosed with a really serious illness and had to return to his homeland Athens and abandon these recordings leaving the album unfinished with sole “survivor”, the videoclip of the instrumental track “Hollywood After Midnight” shot in the streets of Hollywood by Costas’ now-long time friend Bob Katsionis.

VIEW VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MSd4FilEElk

In 2015 and after Bob’s encouragement, Costas started the re-recordings of the same album, enhanced by new material, new arrangements and a plethora of worldwide famous singers such as Henning Basse (Firewind, Mayan, ex-Sons Of Seasons etc), Chity Somapala (ex-Firewind, ex-Avalon), Kevin Gootcher (Omen), Billy Vass (Terra Incognita), Vaine Bodner and Joseph Michael (Witherfall).

Recorded, produced and mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens and mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, Piraeus (GR), “NEON-CLASSICAL” is the fourth official release of new-found SYMMETRIC RECORDS owned by Bob Katsionis.

According to Bob: “This album is a rare example of an old-school way of composing Heavy Metal music, but with a more modern approach, production-wise. Costas’s playing might be heavily influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen’s neoclassical style but it’s everything but a mindless shredfest; every song has something to say, there are personal stories and there’s the depression of a struggling musician who leaves his home to reach for the stars and then gets struck by fate, but still has the courage to stand on his feet and turn his experiences to notes and riffs. I’m really proud of this album and so happy to have helped a talented musician make this album come true.”

The first lyric video is for the track “RISE” featuring Chity Somapala is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=DVaK1zdWvGs

 

Recording Line-up:

COSTAS VARRAS: All lead & rhythm guitars

BOB MINETOS: Bass

BOB KATSIONIS: Keyboards

NESTOR CANISTER: Drums

Recorded & Mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens (GR)

Mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, Piraeus (GR)

Drums recorded at Mass Room Studio, Thessaloniki (GR)

Artwork and Photography by Bob Katsionis for PVG

 

Tracklist

1. The Swedish King 02:45   

2. Rise (feat. Chity Somapala) 04:12       

3. Burning Bridges (feat. Henning Basse)

4. Hollywood After Midnight

5. Revenge (feat. Kevin Goocher)

6. Neon-Classical

7. Kayko

8. Point Of No Return (feat. Vaine Bodner)

9. Mighty Warrior (feat. Joseph Michael)

10. Paganini On The Subway

11. Freedom

12. Fallen Hero (feat.Billy Vass)

13. Till We Meet Again

 12. Fallen Hero (feat.Billy Vass)

13. Till We Meet Again


Industrial/Rock Band DECENT NEWS Announce The Release of FILTH: REMIXED Via MACHINE MAN RECORDS

Industrial/rock and DECENT NEWS proudly announces the release of FILTH: REMIXED, An 11-track digital-only release featuring remixed tracks from their debut LP.  

Formerly known as Freakuency, Decent News is an Industrial Metal / Electronic Metal band from the New London County area of Connecticut. With their musical roots steeped in such bands as Rammstein, KMFDM and 3 Teeth, Decent News are keeping the heavy beat industrial metal music alive in the modern age!

Pounding synths and blazing guitar riffs abound, 2017's "Skin Puddle / Deafland" release gave the world a taste of what Decent News are capable of, and now 2018 will be paving the way for their full length album due out in early Spring.


US Elusive Black Metal Monstrosity Issue Long Lost "The Ritualist" Album for the First Time Ever on Vinyl.

We're happy to announce the first ever release on vinyl for a true long lost masterpiece of USBM - Shaidar Logoth's Chapter II: The Ritualist.

Originally released in 2015 by cult tape label Sol Y Nieve on a limited run of tapes, Shaidar Logoth's towering and imposing black metal masterpiece Chapter II: The Ritualist went all but unnoticed and now finally sees its first ever release on vinyl through a staggering audio-visual presentation customized to fit the utter majesty and uniqueness of the music. With The Ritualist Shaidar Logoth have unchained a black metal beast of utmost dread and unshackeled it of any form or restraint to let its turbulent and primordial instinct roam free to find its inevitable fate in inexorable chaos and destruction.

Within these four vast movements of sickeningly magnificent atmospherics and dismal aural torment the listener will face the same infernal hallucinations and blood-chilling premonitions of horror and afflcition which have famously plagued other secretive and reticent black metal projects like Leviathan, Katharsis, Blut Aus Nord, S.V.E.S.T., Skaphe etc.