DELAYED DEPARTURE reveal the ‘Consequences’, on 22nd January

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Alt tunesmiths ‘Delayed Departure’ unleash their explosive new EP ‘Consequences’ through all stores and platforms on Friday 22nd January.

Hampshire quintet, Delayed Departure are poised to climb through the ranks of the Brit-rock scene with their heartfelt brand of melody-drenched rock. Pulling together an alternative edge with throbbing guitar rhythms and alluring emotive vocal lines, pitched with considered dynamics, the alt-rockers draw from a range of areas, but they have a particular affection for You Me At Six, Paramore and Don Broco. The end result is something that will captivate and ignite.

Formed in 2013 by old school friends and guitarists Charlie Bluck and Jamie Hooks, the duo soon recruited Steven Kedge on drums and vocalist Mike Harland to elaborate on their sound. However, the four piece really needed a genuine bassist to complete the band. By the end of the year, Ollie Drapper entered the fray and massively solidified the group. Through 2014, the band worked tirelessly on shaping their live set, whilst continually playing a plethora of shows throughout the South.

This year the band hit the recording studio to work on their new EP ‘Consequences’, and from top to bottom this record delivers. The EP brims with burly riffs and hooky cuts, glistening with classy melodies and thoughtful arrangements. From the anthemic guile and contagious beatings of ‘Ocean’, to the pounding assault and dynamism of ‘Choices’, the alt-rockers wield a deft ability for solid melody and have unveiled a killer EP that is sure to steer the five piece to giddy heights in 2016 and beyond!

-DELAYED DEPARTURE RELEASE ‘CONSEQUENCES’ ON FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY THROUGH ALL STORES-

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‘1968’ arrives on 15th January via Black Bow Records,

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BRIT RIFF BEASTS RELEASE 1968 NEW EP!

Fuzzy riff lords ‘1968’ blast their way to the forefront of the UK scene with their blistering self-titled EP out on Friday 15th January, via Black Bow Records and available through all digital platforms.

Although approximately 17,000 moons have passed since 1968 drew to a close, in 2013, the year 1968 was resurrected in the form of a band—a band who craftily fed from select recordings made in that year, as well as pulling influence from the heavier sounds produced later into the 70’s. The result is a retro outpouring of furious drums, throat-shaking bass-lines, bone-rattling riffs, and above all else, vocals that dance all over the top like fire spitting tornados.

The band were ignited two years ago when guitarist ‘Sam Orr’ and vocalist ‘J.R.’ met online and began talking about ideas regarding a more contemporary sound that still encapsulated aspects of what they admired from the heavy, psychedelic rock born back in the late 1960’s. The pair enlisted Tommy Drury to provide the engine for the band’s rhythm and the trio began to kick out the jams, but soon realised they needed a fully fledged bassist to achieve the sound they truly desired. Up stepped ‘The Bear’, a mountain of a man armed with four beefy 15” speakers. Drawing from his influences, stemming from Red Fang to Grand Funk Railroad, The Bear stamped his place within the camp immediately.

As a unit, 1968 thunder their way through material written with riffs, groove and cascading oceans of space noises coupled with copious amounts of fuzz. Powered by EL34 valves, Irish whiskey, Diesel, leathers and boots, 1968 are here to stay and they show no signs of stopping. With a brand new self-titled EP set to be unleashed in January, this record will devour you whole. The opening riff of ‘Marauder’ pounds at you like a wolf at your door – there’s just no denying this beast of a track. The swagger and Zeppelin-inspired groove of ‘Green Sails’ is next up, and hits you with an intoxicating riff assault and immense refrain served up by the industrious J.R. The closer, ‘HMS Conan’, is a fitting conclusion with its high velocity fused stoner rock that is an enthralling journey through the dark corridors of Sabbath and early Soundgarden. 1968 just hate standing still, so look out for tour dates through the Winter and beyond.

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FOREVER STILL get ‘Tied Down’, on 15th January

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EUROPEAN HEAVY ROCKERS FOREVER STILL RELEASE FULL LENGTH ALBUM!

Fast rising Euro heavy rock crew ‘Forever Still’ prepare for launch with their stunning debut album ‘Tied Down’, out Friday 15th January through all stores.

Forever Still are a completely honest and emotional in-your-face heavy rock band with no excuses. The band’s wide array of brooding beats, atmospheric electronic textures, and stocky guitar riffs, all compliment vocal powerhouse Maja Schønning’s emotionally revealing lyrics, which range from soft lullaby tones to scathing and aggressive full throttle screams.

Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, and consisting of Maja Schønning and Mikkel Haastrup, the band have built a large following by delivering breath-taking shows fuelled by a consecutive level of very high quality releases – this is no small feat, especially for a truly DIY band with no major backing.

In 2013, Forever Still released their debut EP “Breaking Free” to extensive critical acclaim and widely toured the record throughout Scandinavia. The following year the band returned to the studio to record the first of three EPs that now make up their full-length concept album ‘Tied Down’. The record grapples with a glut of personal issues stemming from depression, anxiety, and worthlessness, through to perseverance and recovery. The first EP picked up glowing reviews, as did the second record entitled ‘Save Me’. The sophomore EP was released in April 2015 and Forever Still undertook a hugely successful European tour, which saw the rocksters headline their first run of UK dates.

Having returned from their latest tour, the band hit the studio again to lay down tracks for their third and final chapter in the EP trilogy. Forever Still now unleash their eagerly awaited debut full length album “Tied Down”, which is set to drop in January, followed by extensive European touring.

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DARK SKY PARK announce ‘Follow Me’ on 8th January

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YORKSHIRE ALT ROCKERS DARK SKY PARK RELEASE NEW EP THIS WINTER….

By echoing luminaries such as Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age, taking a helping of Black Sabbath and a nod from Ziggy Stardust, Dark Sky Park are primed to break out in 2016 with the national release of their new EP ‘Follow Me’, which hits all stores on Friday 8th January.

Born on a hot winter’s night in a rooftop pool in Tenerife, Sheffield’s Dark Sky Park were formed in 2013 and are quickly gaining a reputation for doing things a little differently. With a keen affection for brooding atmospherics, heavy stoner-esque vibes and hooky vocal lines, Dark Sky Park boost a sound that is engulfing and packed with groove and raw power.

Featuring Debbie Bilson (Vocals), Ainsley Stones (Guitar), Hannah Jasper (Drums), and Aidan Hall (Bass), Dark Sky Park have been wooing audiences throughout the North since their inception. Now with a head of steam behind them, the alt-rockers are set to nationally release their brand new EP ‘Follow Me’.

The EP’s namesake starts proceedings and soon burrows itself deep into your pores with its unshakeable hypnotic groove which calls to mind both ‘Queens Of The Stone Age’ and even fellow hometowners ‘Arctic Monkeys’. As the record unfolds it takes you on a seedy voyage of introspective rock that flirts with stoner mood swings and is laced with dark undertones. With tour dates on the horizon in support of the EP, Dark Sky Park are ripe to hit the national scene and rise in 2016.

|| DARK SKY PARK RELEASE ‘FOLLOW ME’ ON FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY 2016 THROUGH ALL STORES AND OUTLETS ||

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Order Of 315 – Antipi

 

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Three years ago French metallers Order of 315 awoke ears and attention with their debut album Near-Birth Experience, a fierce and tenacious offering which only grew in persuasion and stature over time. Now the Paris quartet have returned with its successor Antipi, raising the heat of the qualities and potential found in the first album whilst creating an even more compelling and varied confrontation. Antipi is a rousing incitement and cantankerous roar bred across eleven individual stirring aggravations of sound and imagination. Fair to say the band’s music still wears open inspirations at times but is now really showing its own character whilst unleashing tapestries of varied and aggressively delivered flavours.

Formed in 2010, Order of 315 draw on a host of styles from metalcore and hard-rock to progressive, djent, and alternative-metal; flavours bred in the experiences and tastes of its members with bands such as Black Label Society, Pantera, Machine Head, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, and Korn amongst individual sparks to their sound and imagination. The 2012 released Near-Birth Experience earned strong attention and acclaim from certainly the metal underground and media with its striking tempest, its seeds now blossoming into the creative voracity that is Antipi. The new album is more brutal yet equally richer in melodic tempting and certainly a more atmospherically volatile confrontation around a heart feverish in its resourcefulness.

Cover_RingMaster ReviewAntipi opens with A Slap On The Wrist and an initial sample stroked by an innocence drenched, single strand melody. It caresses the imagination, awakening ears ready for the swift assault on the senses of jagged riffs, beefy rhythms, and the instantly recognisable and welcome grizzly tones of Edgar Jabberwocky. His voice and delivery is a mighty lure alone easily igniting a pleased reaction in ears to match that being sparked by the growing rabid swing and antagonistic rumble of the sounds around him. The song is bullish rock ‘n’ roll, an easy anthem to get eager teeth into and a hungry appetite from, both fed with every passing swell of bruising enticement.

It is an outstanding start to the album quickly continued by Telescope. From its first groaning breath the track is a more imposing and intrusive proposition with the rhythms of drummer Pablo Civil unruly in their skilled design. Aligned to the predacious air of Grm Lecouflet’s bass, they make for a hostile yet gripping frame entwined by the thick winy grooves of Klaus Kersey, his guitar just as magnetic in primal riffery and sonic enterprise too. As with its predecessor, the track has hips violently gripped with its swinging challenge and ears hooked by its rapacious sound, Jabberwocky leading the incitement as masterfully as ever before The Feather Factor takes over with its industrial metal breeding and groove meets heavy/alternative metal tempestuousness. Subsequent switches into melodic flames bring a relatively undefined familiarity to things but only adds to the thick and captivating drama unfolding within ears.

Without quite finding the same dynamic impact as the first tracks, Abelian still keeps satisfaction fully whetted with its spidery melodic enterprise around a fierce tempest of a heart whilst the following Meiosis almost beats pleasure from the senses with the brutal rapier swings of Civil, though the atmospheric melodies, scything sonic trespasses, and unpredictable landscape of the assault are just as thickly tempting and alluring. Once more there is something recognisable in the spicing of the song but warped perfectly by its great bedlamic nature.

A creative composure lines Rumble Fish, the bass of Lecouflet a prowling protagonist leading the listener into the awaiting animus of the song. It never breaks its pleasing chains though, hinting and provoking with subtlety and atmospheric imagination whilst showing more of the growth in songwriting and maturity of the Order Of 315 sound, something clear across the whole of the album and indeed next up Data Warfare with its Korn meets Bloodsimple like turbulence with just a touch of Fear Factory adventure to it all.

Both the magnetically wiry Greyscale and the senses enveloping Densen keep things mean and keen; the first an inflamed mix of heavy metal and alternative rock as flirtatious as it is menacing whilst its successor crawls through ears with a slight but definite salacious sway to its evocative and intensive rock ‘n’ roll design. Both carry an attitude and hearty intimidation which, with the sonic imagination, sparks a want for more, a success just as easily drawn by the spiralling textures of Unperfect Circles. The track perpetually winds around the senses, the guitars especially influential in tempting out lusty enjoyment.

Drone brings Antipi to an end, the track a tangle of sonic craft and expression ridden by the brawly tones of Jabberwocky amidst a rhythmic tempest. Though in some ways the song takes longer to get to grips with, it is a fine end to another thrilling offering from Order Of 315. To be picky, there is a slight diminishing of unpredictability towards the rear of the release, until the final encounter anyway, but each track only ignites body and imagination to declare Order Of 315 one of the potent fresh roars within the metal scene.

Antipi is available now through numerous online stores.

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Gloomy Hellium Bath – Sistema Solera

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Always partial to some creative bedlam or a seemingly deranged adventure which, no matter how much you think you understand it, never fails to surprise and leave a vacant expression of pleasure on the face, Sistema Solera was destined to spark an eager appetite here for its sonic psychosis. It is easy to predict that the riveting debut album from French trio Gloomy Hellium Bath is not going to be for everyone but if the likes of Pryapisme, Mr Bungle, or 6:33 light the fires, then this unique fusion of industrial, electronic, and metal bred incitement is well worth exploring.

Gloomy Hellium Bath is the union of former guitarist Würm Edgard Chevallier (guitar/machine/samples) and Christophe Denhez (guitar /vocals), the latter no stranger to exciting ears through his work and releases with Nerv, Mur, and Område. Emerging in 2014, the Val d’Oise hailing project, with a line-up completed by bassist Neil, also previously of Würm, takes no prisoners with its infestation of the senses and emotions. Their sound is compelling aural violence and off-kilter enticement spun with black humoured mischief and realism caked antagonism; the result a cacophony of raw and intricate ideas honed into a roaring storm of gripping chaos and as shown by Sistema Solera, deviously captivating.

Fight is first, instantly throwing a melee of voices and fizzing sound at ears before leaping into a psychotic stomp with carnivorous walls, ravenous vocals, and warped electronic flirtation. Imagine Mindless Self Indulgence and Rabbit Junk in a dirty fusion with Young Gods and you get a whiff of the lunacy soaked enterprise, though from its ‘mid-season’ break it returns as another fresh industrial shaped punk of a proposal with the vocal alone insanely bewitching.

It is a great start continuing with Alcoholique Djerk, the track organically evolving from certain aspects of its predecessor to explore an even more industrial metal hued canter quickly working its way into the psyche. Equally it is unafraid to expose raw nerves with caustic eruptions and abrasing animosity, or indeed to throw one or two exotic or incendiary sonic slithers of surprise in to the mix too.

Fuck It swings in next, warm yet fuzzy air and sound coating ears as melodic rock with grunge lined edges colours the song’s sinister intent before hardened and rapacious provocation blends with funk urged enterprise and vocal revelry. Across its body, the track reveals a host of flavours, country rock and jazzy scented essences amongst the metallic turbulence again walling in varied endeavours within the song.

The album’s title track merges haunted and dark natured ambience with atmospheric volatility straight after, its Nine Inch Nails toned electronic grumble drawing in lighter exploits throughout to evocatively spark ears and imagination whilst setting up the tenaciously energetic and dynamic Lady Boy with its steely schizophrenic rock ‘n’ roll carrying elements of Trepalium and We All Die (Laughing) to it.

Across the sonic dissonance of Ouarchhh and the industrial neurosis of Bloody Mary, band and album wrong-foot, ignite, and twist body and thoughts inside and out. The first of the pair has a slight whiff of US band Pere Ubu to it in many ways as essential grooves and hooks lurk and spear an unpredictable landscape of dark intrigue and disorientating aural dementia with emotions to match whilst its successor scythes through and permeates the senses via a debilitating cyber invasion.

A melodic calm of sorts mellows things a degree or two through Fucking Mashine, its emotive and enveloping croon expectantly laced with provocatively disturbed and manipulative additives bringing light and dark, reserved and twisted elements in potent collusion. The track brings another open and striking variation to the album as too the CD version’s closer Dead Rising Horse, a drama of piston driven rhythms and scuzzy temptation aligned to melodic seduction and tempestuous extremes in sound and creative provocation. It is a rousing conclusion to a release which might need time to get fully under the skin but is ultimately very likely to if the kind of warped imagination it holds is the kind of pleasure which gets the senses and passions inflamed.

As suggested for some it might be an adventure too far, but Sistema Solera for the rest of us is as easy to greedily devour treat.

Sistema Solera is out now via Dooweet Records @ https://itunes.apple.com/fm/artist/gloomy-hellium-bath/id1057587349

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Rooster Cole – I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus / Winter Wonderland

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Ever wondered what the Christmas feeling would be like in the sultry heat of a drama soaked desert or within the rich smoulder of a suffocating climate? Rooster Cole provides the answer with his pair of festive offerings in the provocative shapes of I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus and Winter Wonderland.

Those aware of the Rooster Cole sound know the solo project of Mark S. Aaron (Black Black Hills) is a rich and evocative immersion of mariachi toned dark rock ‘n’ roll creating its own distinct place somewhere between Nick Cave, Roy Orbison, and Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux. His two festive offerings are no different, each classic song given a striking and imaginative makeover fuelled by the unique Rooster Cole sound and imagination.

cover_RingMaster Review     I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus is a romance of the senses with sultry resonance and echoes of nostalgic temptations for ears similarly caressed by the emotively expressive tones of Aaron. Equally there is a haunting and unpredictable drama to the encounter too but not enough to lose the festive warmth and glow of the song as it serenades with increasing creative theatre.

Similarly Winter Wonderland is a weave of those same heated textures yet provides its own unique mesmerism from its first breath, creating an immersive hug through its imagination intrusive sound. It carries a climatic air to its evocative body and intimate croon too, one becoming more wonderfully invasive and dramatic as the track grows and seduces the senses.

Fair to say Christmas songs traditionally leave our spirit and expectations of finding even a slither of pleasure in them dead but this year there has been a bit of a shock to the system. Already we have had stirring and irresistible offerings from both The Elfish Presleys and Venus de Vilo, and now with these two exotic treats from Rooster Cole, we may have to concede that all is not lost for festive musical temptation after all.

Both I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus and Winter Wonderland are out now and ready to make your Christmas soundtrack @ http://roostercole.bandcamp.com/

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Pete RingMaster 21/12/2015

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