DAMNATION ANGELS – New Song ‘Fiber Of Our Being’ & Album Details Revealed…

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UK symphonic metal act DAMNATION ANGELS have revealed their new track ‘Fiber Of Our Being‘. The song is the title track of their impending third album, which is due for release on 31st July 2020. Hear DAMNATION ANGELS ‘Fiber Of Our Being

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The album is the first to feature vocal powerhouse Iggy Rod (Azeroth) and bassist Nic Southwood who joined after the release of the album “The Valiant Fire“. Alongside the release will be the bands first ever music video, directed by Sitcom Soldiers (The DarknessFeeder). 2020 promises to be their biggest year yet.

The new album can be pre-ordered here:

https://damnationangelsmerch.bigcartel.com/product/fiber-of-our-being-cd

Fiber Of Our Being‘ will also be available digitally worldwide via all major outlets on July 31st, 2020.

Track list:

1. More Than Human
2. Railrunner
3. Fiber Of Our Being
4. Our Last Light
5. Rewrite The Future
6. Fractured Amygdala
7. Greed And Extinction
8. Remnants Of A Dying Star
9. A Sum Of Our Parts

In 2020 DAMNATION ANGELS returns with their highly anticipated new album “Fiber Of Our Being” which was mixed and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studios (Cradle Of FilthVaderAmon Amarth). The cover art was made by Sabercore23art.

DAMNATION ANGELS is:

William Graney – Guitas
Iggy Rodriguez – Vocals, Guitar
John Graney – Drums
Nic Southwood – Bass

 

RAVENSCRY : Release ‘The Entertainer’ Lyric Video And Single…

Italian melodic-metallers RAVENSCRY have released their new lyric video and single for “The Entertainer‘, the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album ‘100‘, which will be out on May 15th, 2020.

 

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The video was produced by Martin Vrigsjö Staflin. Cover design by Mario Sánchez Nevado (AshentNative Construct).

RAVENSCRY have recently released a music video for Maybe

Dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and darkly real songwriting.

100‘ Tracklist:

01 – Maybe
02 – Binary
03 – The Gamer
04 – The Door Inside
05 – The Entertainer
06 – Destination: Nowhere
07 – Light You Up
08 – Leader
09 – Paper Boat
10 – All My Faces
11 – The Gatekeeper

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The album was produced by RAVENSCRY. Mixed by Roberto Laghi (In FlamesMustaschSonic Syndicate). Mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In FlamesDark TranquillityEvergrey). Artwork and graphics by Mario “Aégis” S. Nevado.

RAVENSCRY is a female-fronted, melodic-metal band from Italy who are currently launching back onto the global metal scene with their highly-anticipated, new album “100”. To this day, they have released three full-length albums, charted in the Spotify metal charts; and stacked up streams in the millions for a number of their smash singles. They have also worked with numerous famous producers, who have crafted the sound for icons like Alice CooperSteve VaiMarilyn MansonIn Flames and Megadeth. Following the release of a highly ambitious concept album, “The Invisible” (2017), RAVENSCRY are back. More energy. More melody. Even smarter lyrics. The latest evolution of their sound is one that stays true to the core of their sound, whilst still being extra accessible for new listeners.

RAVENSCRY is:

Giulia Stefani – Vocals
Mauro Paganelli – Guitars
Federico Schiavoni – Guitars
Andrea “Fagio” Fagiuoli – Bass
Simone “Simon” Carminati – Drums

 

GAME ZERO : Releases ‘WE ARE RIGHT’ MUSIC VIDEO

WE ARE RIGHT‘, the new video and single from Italian hard rock/modern metal band GAME ZERO, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming second album, ‘W.A.R. – WE ARE RIGHT‘, due on February 28th, 2020 via ART GATES RECORDS

 

W.A.R. – WE ARE RIGHT‘ has been recorded at The Fog Studio 2.0/Studio Compresso mixed and produced by Antonio Aronne, mastered at Elephant Mastering by Riccardo Parenti. Vocals Production by Enrico ‘Erk’ Scutti.

The cover artwork has been designed by Fabio Timpanaro (DeathstarsAncientThe Foreshadowing); visual concept by Alessandro ‘Alexincubus’ Pallotta.

Tracklist as follows:

1. We Are Right
2. Goodbye
3. You’ve Got To Move On
4. Don’t You
5. Believe
6. The Ghost
7. Compromise
8. The Stranger
9. Blow Me Away
10. You Choke Me
11. Lying
12. Full of Nothing

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WILDSTREET Announce US Tour Dates + South America Shows with CRASHDÏET

US glam rockers WILDSTREET will kick-off Part 1 ‘Kings Of The World Tour 2020‘ of US tour dates since 2012 on February 20th at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY.  This is the release party for their upcoming single, ‘Born To Be‘, wich will be out on February 21th on all digital platforms.  WILDSTREET has also announced tour dates in Colombia & Mexico in April with Sweden’s CRASHDÏET.

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Tour dates as follow:

USA

FEB 20 – The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY, USA
FEB 21 – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA
FEB 22 – Bar None, Uniontown, PA, USA
FEB 23 – The Outpost, Kent, OH, USA
FEB 25 – Sly Grog Lounge, Asheville, NC, USA
FEB 26 – 529 Bar, Atlanta, GA, USA
FEB 27 – Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh, NC, USA
FEB 28 – Blue Fox Billiards, Winchester, VA, USA
FEB 29 – The Tusk, Philadelphia, PA, USA

COLOMBIA

APR 01 – Sleaze ‘N Hardfest IV, Ace of Spades, Bogotá, CO w/ CRASHDÏETSunset Street

MEXICO

APR 03 – Foro Independencia, Guadalajara, MX w/ CRASHDÏET
APR 04 – MDX Circus Bar, Mexico City, MX w/ CRASHDÏET

Armed with big choruses, blazing guitar solos, and powerful melodies, WILDSTREET is a sex-fueled rock n roll explosion beckoning the glory days of 80s arena rock.

WILDSTREET is:

Eric Jayk – Vocals, Guitars
Jimmie Marlowe – Guitars, Vocals
Jonny D – Bass, Vocals
Dom – Lead Guitars, Vocals
Lock – Drums, Vocals

 

TONY HARNELL & THE MERCURY TRAIN : Release Limited Vinyl Edition Of ‘Round Trip’ Album In November….

TONY HARNELL & THE MERCURY TRAIN will release their album ‘Round Trip‘ on a limited edition on white vinyl and limited to 500 copies worlwide on November 29th, 2019 via Livewire / Cargo Records UK. The album will also be available on all digital platforms. It’s the first time on LP, it was originally released on CD in 2010.

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Track listing:

1. Somebody Told You
2. Intuition
3. Month Of Sundays
4. Lonely Nights
5. Shame
6. Northern Lights
7. Down To The River To Pray
8. Satellite
9. 10k Lovers
10. Uninvited
11. Ready To Fly
12. When I’m Away
13. Song For Dianne
14. Anywhere But Here

This is a masterful and critically acclaimed acoustic retrospective of Tony Harnell’s prolific career. With new arrangements and a stellar production, these great songs sound fresh and vibrant with a new spark breathed into them by some of New York City’s finest musicians. This is a very special record: a stripped down, reinvented retrospective of Tony Harnell’s past classics originally recorded with his previous bands TNTWestworld and Starbreaker, with one brand new song “Anywhere But Here” recorded especially for this release. The idea of re-recording some repertoire classics came about after Tony performed some low key shows in New York in late 2008, with some talented and accomplished musicians that were not part of the Metal/Hard Rock scene. The desire was to breathe new life into the songs with new arrangements, key changes and added parts, it’s like listening to songs you know in a whole new way.

The limited vinyl can be pre-ordered here:

https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/tony-harnell-the-mercury-train-round-trip

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND – New album out….NOW!

American Rock ‘n Roll band, WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND, have released their first full-length album in over 39-years, ‘Love My Ride‘ on July 19, 2019 via Heaven And Hell Records. A limited CD version is available worldwide and a vinyl release is set to follow.

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Track List:

1. Love My Ride
2. Mirage
3. You Gotta Pay
4. Light Em’ Up
5. Cold Springs Hill
6. Talking Me Down
7. Shadow Child
8. Thousand Hail Marys
9. Son of a Ram
10. Whiskey & Angels
11. Homemade Satellite
12. Times Comin’

 

It’s true often recording musicians will fall in love with their ‘first take’. Matney was no different. These were his babies. Some of the songs had been around since the early ’90s and Matney had performed them with a little local trio at small local clubs, county fairs, gas stations (that’s another story) etc.. They were tried and true, but fresh off the tour with the guys Matney knew there was a certain quality live that was missing with the recordings, so under the advice of Jeremy Golden Matney made plans to record in Nashville at Jay’s place. Jay Vernelli was a friend of Matney who had produced a blues album for him some years earlier. Jay is also known for producing albums for such artist as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and several other well-known artists.

Rather than start from scratch in the studio again Matney decided to keep his original instrument tracks and replace only those drum tracks. It was Jay who suggested Wayne Killius as a drummer for the new project. Wayne has several gold records and has recorded hits with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich etc. Through late fall and much of the winter, Matney made several trips to Nashville and spent more than several hours in the studio with Wayne and Ethan Barrette from Addiction Studiosgetting the drum tracks where they wanted them. Over the last few months, the band has found itself doing some critical listening and undertaking the expensive, and time-consuming task of mixing and mastering.

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND featuring guitarist/singer Mike Matney, bassist Daryl “Rambo” Gibson and drummer Joby Barker will soon be heading out on a tour (yet to be named) that is scheduled to kick off on August 10th in Montana on the “Rockin’ the River Festival” alongside artists such as Zakk Wylde, Cheap Trick, Dokken, Warrant, Lou Graham, Asia and more.

White Boy and the Average Rat Band is:

Mike Matney – Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daryl “Rambo” Gibson – Bass Guitar
Joby Barker – Drums
Wayne Killius – Drums (Studio Drummer – Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich)

White Boy and the Average Rat Band‘s first album was released in 1980 and is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. As recently as 2018 it has sold for as high as $800 a copy. The band has developed an underground cult-like following of die hard fans and music critics. In the fall of 2018 the band was signed to heavy metal label Heaven and Hell Records. The band has since embarked on the “Back In The Rat Race Tour” playing iconic venues across the United States including dates in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, and The World Famous Whisky A- Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.

www.facebook.com/WhiteBoyAndTheAverageRatBand

HANK ERIX – “Nothing but Trouble” out in October ….

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Hank Erix is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download festival. Over almost a decade with HOUSTON, Hank Erix has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it’s finally time for the release of his solo debut ‘Nothing but Trouble’.
The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of HOUSTON taking a bold step forward from the expected Houston sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles. Tagging along with Hank Erix on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite , Palace, Gutterdämerung & Adrenaline Rush.
From the opening hook-filled but hard-hitting riffola of opener ‘Turn To Darkness’ through to the brooding and Dokken-esque first single ‘Fortune Hunter’ and the final salvo of ‘For The Restless and Young’, Hank shows a darker and heavier edge while the trademark melody always remains.
As Hank reveals “they say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”

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Track listing:

1. Turn To Darkness
2. Last Chance To Love
3. Fortune Hunter
4. Way To Go
5. Shadowdance
6. Affair Of The Heart
7. Electricity
8. Freak
9. Giving Up On Love
10. For The Restless & The Young

Line-up:

Hank Erix – Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace – Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Daniel Johansson – Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson – Drums
Micke Jansson – Keyboard / Synth

Additional guests:

Linnea Vikström – Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman – Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind – Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace – Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’

 

AMRS APPROVED   9.5/10

 

HANK ERIX – ‘Fortune Hunter’ Music Video Released….

HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has released a new single and music video for ‘Fortune Hunter‘, the track is taken of his first solo album ‘Nothing But Trouble‘, to be out on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.

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As Hank reveals: “They say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love. These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will”.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios. Recorded at BoomBridge Studios & Erix Music & Production Studios. Executive Producer – HANK ERIX.

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Track listing:

1. Turn To Darkness
2. Last Chance To Love
3. Fortune Hunter
4. Way To Go
5. Shadowdance
6. Affair Of The Heart
7. Electricity
8. Freak
9. Giving Up On Love
10. For The Restless & The Young

Line-up:

Hank Erix – Lead & Backing vocals
Michael Palace – Lead Guitars & Backing vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Daniel Johansson – Rhythm Guitars
Mats Ericsson – Drums
Micke Jansson – Keyboard / Synth

Additional guests:

Linnea Vikström – Lead vocals & Backing vocals on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Alexander Hagman – Lead guitar on ‘Affair Of The Heart’
Sam Söderlind – Guitar solo on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Michael Palace – Additional guitars on ‘Last Chance To Love’
Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals on ‘Shadowdance’

 

ETERNAL FLAME – Release ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever’ Lyric Video feat. Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on Vocals

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, ETERNAL FLAME, have released a lyric video for ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever‘, featuring Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum) on vocals. The song is taken from their third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘, to be out on May 18th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The album includes 13 tracks, and  featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire) on vocals.

ETERNAL FLAME have recently released a music video for ‘Queen Of The Hill‘: https://youtu.be/Arm1v_wmg1c

Eternal Flames Smoke On the Mountain comes off as more of a Deep Purple style album more than anything else. If you love great catchy classic-style hard rock with stunning lead guitar and vocals, then you will appreciate this album quite a bit. 8/10 (MyGlobalMind)

„Smoke on the Mountain“ is a great album for friends a traditional metal that‘s built on well-crafted hooks, excellent leads and melodic vocals. 8/10 (Markus’ Heavy Music Blog)

The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkel and mastered by Christoph Stickel. The Album artwork was made by Gustavo Sazes (Angra, Firewind, Iced Earth, Dream Evil).

BIG CITY – New album in June….

Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, BIG CITY, have announced the release of their second album ‘Big City Life‘ as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album ‘Wintersleep‘ on June 22th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
BIG CITY features members of Scariot,  Blood Red ThroneWithem,   Maraton  and Memoria Avenue.

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The album artwork was made by by Tim Eckhorst (Scorpions, Ektomorf, UDO, Wacken Open Air). Mixing, mastering and keys on both albums by Martin Berger (Screams Of Scarlet, Blood Red Throne, Zerozonic) at Skar Production.

Big City Life‘ Tracklist:

1. Big City Life
2. Cryin’ In The Night
3. Daemon In The Dark
4. Rocket Man
5. Stars Surrounding
6. From This Day
7. Running For Your Life
8. Forgive Me Now
9. Tower Of Babylon
10. Home Again

Wintersleep‘ Tracklist:

1. Midnight Train
2. Innocence Of A Kill
3. Wintersleep
4. Fire And Stone
5. Too Late
6. The Last Sleep
7. Iseline
8. Love Break The Heart
9. Harbor Of Tears
10. Will You Be Gone

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Big City is:

Jan Le Brandt – Vocals (Memoria AvenueNorthquake)
Daniel Olaisen – Guitars(ScariotBlood Red Throne, ex-Satyricon)
Frank Ørland – Guitars (ex-Scariot)
Miguel Pereira – Bass (Withem)
Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums (WithemMaraton)

BIG CITY is a melodic heavy rock/metal band from Norway with tons of experience in the music industry. The members have been playing or still play in extreme bands as Satyricon and Blood Red Throne, but also the up and coming prog metal band Withem and many other bands.

The reason for Big City is songwriter Daniel Olaisen and his ideas throughout the last 10 years. He wanted to put his 80’s heavy riffs in a band and find suitable people to join him. Bandmate, Frank Ørland, also played with Daniel in Scariot (1999-2005, prog/thrash/heavy band featuring Communic members) and was an obvious choice to bring to Big CityFrank Nordeng Røe (WithemMarathon, session drummer for Circus Maximus) on drums, was found when searching on internet. The band was completed with Jan Le Brandt on vocals and Geir Inge Olsen on session bass guitar. The debut album, Wintersleep, was recorded and released in 2013 digitally through Mayhem Music.

Big City continued to write material for another album. Miguel Pereira (Withem) was recruited as their new permanent bass player. Big City is now planning to perform live in 2018 for the first time!