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“Great news –on December 24th a metal-rock band Weesp rewarded its fans – so called sailors – with the first single from a long-awaited new album and presents their brand-new track “illumination” together with official music video!

This is the first music video and first release by the band since 2015 and it kicks ass so you don’t want to miss the ship under black sails! The band stated that new album will have different, surprising and powerful sound that will contain the old vibes but at the same time some unexpected add-ons in terms of instruments and vocals. And ‘illumination’, being the first track from the album, totally proves these words.

From the band:

“We start our journey under the black sails with ‘Illumination’ single as it perfectly represents the sound and general feeling of the entire album, as well as getting well with whole ‘Black Sails’ philosophy.

If you ever felt misunderstood by society, was called a weirdo, or just felt fucking angry about the world around you telling what is right or wrong, you’re more than welcome on board. We’re sure we have a lot in common, so join us and have a great journey full of freedom, dreams, and faith.”

The release of the full album, named ‘Black Sails’ is expected for the beginning of 2018, but guys promise to release at least 2 more single from the album before that. So it seems it’s going to be an exciting adventure under the black sails with Weesp at the helm. Join the community now before you miss something really worthy.

“Illumination” single is now available on iTunes and Google Play stores and you can watch the music video here. The track is also available for downloading by this link.

Check it out, download “illumination” and don’t forget to comment in the Black Sails communities! And stay updated because more hot and heavy winds are coming soon!”


Underground British band rock WEAK13 shocked many of their supporters due to a surprise collaboration with top Birmingham hip hop artist FONZi NeuTRON. A music video for a song titled Frequency emerged on the official Facebook and YouTube channel for rapper FONZi NeuTRON which reveals WEAK13 frontman & guitarist Nick J Townsend and Bassist Wesley Smith performing with him. The song which has a very underground 90’s feel has already gone down well with hip hop audiences and this seems to confirm that WEAK13 have no plans on staying quiet whilst they write the follow up to their well recieved debut album They Live .
Earlier this year WEAK13 surprised their audiences again by revealing a love for British band Depeche Mode after releasing the Halo single; a rock fueled cover of the classic tune which first appeared on the 1990 Violater album. The single which is now available in Europe, Asia and the UK on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes sparked much debate on the internet with fans from both camps argueing with each other. Whilst some Depeche Mode fans appreciated how WEAK13 had made Halo “their own song” as it was recorded in their style whilst simultaneously saluting the original; others objected to the heavier take on it. WEAK13 themselves of course were happy with the controversy caused by their version of the tune.
WEAK13 are still writing and recording their second album but many fans are enjoying the surprise cover releases and collaborations that are emerging whilst they await it. Rumours are circulating of future cover versions by WEAK13 of established songs. For more info on WEAK13 go to

French Metallers Insolvency Reveal New Video For Death Wish

French metallers Insolvency have released their latest video, Death Wish. Taken from their upcoming album, Antagonism Of The Soul, which is set to be released on January 26th 2018 via Send The Wood, the video received its debut on Music Muso.

Vocalist/guitarist Valentin Gondouin had this to say on the video:

“This song deals with the hardest time we come across during our lives: despair, loss of faith, being helpless. We made that music video with this kid surrounded by his toxic dad, thinking about suicide but he can’t do it and he’s still a prisoner of his dad’s control. The music itself mixes melancholic and smooth melodies with aggressive riffs and instrumentals.”

You can see the video here:

Formed in 2012, French metallers Insolvency have spent the last five years furiously building a name and reputation for themselves across their homeland with their energetic metallic assault.

The band has appeared at various festivals across France and Luxembourg. Smashing stages with the likes of Napoleon, No Return, Smash it Combo, Melted Space, Atlantis chronicles, FRCTRD. In 2015, guitarist Bruno Blackstard was selected to play alongside Children of Bodom maestro Alexi Laiho in Helsinki during the 100guitarsfromhel Festival.

The band hit the studio in 2016 to record their debut album Antagonism Of The Soul in the UK with Jim Pinder and Carl Bown (Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps, Machine Head). The result is a whirlwind of Blackstard and Gondouin’s elastic guitar work, soaring melodies and drummer Mickaël Tamario’s frantic assault; all pinned together by the double vocal barrage of Gondouin and bassist Pierre Challouet.

Having signed with French label Send The Wood with a stunning debut album in tow and a steadily growing tour schedule, their album being distributed through Seasons of Mist, Insolvency are gearing up for a busy eighteen months. Young, passionate and full of potential; Insolvency set to follow in the footsteps of countrymen Gojira in showing the world what the French metal scene has to offer.






[Chicago, IL] Hell On Earth [Mono Version], the new digital album in a series of ongoing collaborations from avant-garde trio SANDRO  JOHN MALKOVICH  ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS, will be released exclusively via iTunes on September 29, 2017. [Click here to pre-order the album:]

Hot off of the heels of three critically acclaimed vinyl only releases, and two additional film collaborations [both directed by Sandro, starring Malkovich, and scored by Alexandrakis], one of which was shortlisted at Cannes Lions earlier this year [Psychogenic Fugue], Hell On Earth [Mono Version] continues the trio’s tradition of creating art for art’s sake.  The new album is mixed in mono, matching the project’s sentiment of how technology appears more than ever as the force that is dictating humanity’s path, creatively and socially.

“I think when you work with interesting people, and you make the collaboration about the work, interesting things result”, says acting legend Malkovich.  He and Sandro are the tree to the trio’s branch, having a friendship and body of work that has spanned 22 years.  “With the work I have done with John, especially the films, the viewer is meant to be left with something below the surface to contemplate”, says award winning photographer/director.  Adding in producer/composer Alexandrakis’ soundtrack approach to music, what is born is yet another unique multimedia experience in an almost Warholian manner.

Once again sparked by Sandro/Malkovich photo & film collaborations, and philosophical conversations the three have had on “life”, Hell On Earth is a continuation of the group’s interest in thought provoking content. This time, Aristotle is put to the test after technology and apathy have destroyed humanity, leaving only the synthetic to contemplate humanity’s questions. “I’ve always said that if 100,000 people were in a field during an alien attack overhead, every dead body in the field would be found with a phone in its hand”, says Alexandrakis.  Are we controlling tech, or is it controlling us?  All too often, thinking becomes the after, after-thought.”

With releases described as “…an exercise of musical intelligentsia, a blend of philosophy and electronica that aims to be more than novelty” [Spectrum Culture], all of the trio’s releases feature theatrical genius Malkovich, wrapped in photographer/director Sandro’s unique fine-art imagery, and sonically welded together via producer/composer Alexandrakis.

Other recent happenings include screenings of Hell [an award-winning short film version of the previous “Allegory” based project], additional worldwide showings of Sandro and Malkovich’s photo collaboration Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage To Photographic Masters, and shortlisting at Cannes Lions of Psychogenic Fugue [a tribute to the works of David Lynch] benefitting the David Lynch Foundation.


Hell On Earth [Mono Version] track listing:

  1. “Revelation”
  2. “Inferno”
  3. “Purification & Regenesis”
  4. “Awakening”
  5. “Skepsis 1 [Migration]”
  6. “Skepsis 2 [The Order Of The Universe]”
  7. “Skepsis 3 [The Disorder Of The Universe]”
  8. “Skepsis 4 [Entropy]”
  9. “Repurification”
  10. “Electrorganic [The Beginning]”

Chesterfield Thrashers Forgotten Remains To Support Akercocke

Quintet Are Also Preparing To Record Their New Album

Hot off the back of a whirlwind 18 months, rising Chesterfield thrashers Forgotten Remains have been announced as support to rejuvenated black metal gentlemen, Akercocke at their Sheffield Corporation show on October 14th.

In response to the news, vocalist Sam Marshall had this to say on the announcement:


“From growing up listening to their records, we are stoked to share the stage with the mighty Akercocke!”

A glimpse of what to expect on tour can be found here, with the band’s latest video for “Morbid Reality” –

Sam also stated that the band are back in writing mode with a hope to hit the studio in early 2018:


“The new album is coming along nicely. We currently have around 10 songs close to being ready for Demo. We worked with the awesome Russ Russell on the last EP and obviously he would be our first choice for recording the album so hopefully we can work out schedules to get that worked out and start recording early 2018.”

Formed in Chesterfield in 2012, Forgotten Remains have spent the last five years aggressively carving a name for themselves in the British underground with their precise, death-tinged thrash. With three EP’s under their collective belt; ‘Forgotten Remains’ (2012), ‘Bind Torture Kill’ (2013), and ‘Morbid Reality’ (2016), which was recorded with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Raging Speedhorn, The Haunted), their 2018 release is set to be their first full length album.

In the last 18 months alone, the band have gone from strength to strength; having played over 100 shows, including an appearance on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival in 2015, they’ve also made friends in the media. Securing great exposure from the likes of TBFM Radio, Rockcast 100, and Metal Hammer Magazine.


Australian Riff Lords The Ugly Kings Sign With Kozmik Artifactz

Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings have signed to German label Kozmik Artifactz and will release their debut album in 2018!

The Ugly Kings, featuring Devil Electric guitarist, Christos Athanasias, are four powerhouse blues rockers drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background. They offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues. Their catchy riffs and foot stomping rhythm lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.

Having the mini-album Of Sins under their belt already, they are thrilled to sign with Kozmik Artifactz for the release of their debut full length album in early 2018.

The Ugly Kings have supported Airbourne on their successful sold out east coast Australia tour in January 2017 with great reviews and Airbourne’s main man Joel O’Keefe saying of the band;

“Great show! The Ugly Kings have really got their own thing going on and it rocks! I love all the dynamics, pushing and pulling and then always smashing it out. Great intensity and power.”.

They also supported Rival Sons in 2016 on their first Australia headline side-show in Melbourne during the Black Sabbath ‘The End’ World Tour and recently SOLD OUT their Promised Land single launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar!

Australian Indie Rockers Rudely Interrupted Announce European Dates

Band Set To Play Series Of European Dates In Conjunction With The Australian Arts Council

“Their music is some of the most energetic and genuine to emerge from the Australian rock ‘n’ roll underground in recent times.”Time Out Magazine


“This Melbourne group – with a taut, impassioned sound somewhere between the Killers and Wire – happens to be the real deal.”The Village Voice


“If you’ve never heard them before expect some extremely well-crafted music by a bunch of guys who happen to have been saddled with a slightly wonky set of genes.”VICE Magazine

Australian indie quartet Rudely Interrupted have announced their ‘Love You Till I Die’ European Tour, which is set to run from October 9th-29th. The tour is supported by Arts Access Australia, of the Australian Council of the Arts.

Vocalist/keyboard player Rory Burnside had this to say:

“I don’t care what people say about my disability, I can’t see them, but they can hear my band and my band rocks!” Says Burnside. “We love Germany, it’s great to get back here playing, and we can’t wait to smash out our new record in new territories!” said guitarist Rohan Brooks.

The unique rockers will be taking their entertainment explosion to Europe in October 2017 including, Germany, Sweden and Poland. The bands 13 date tour takes in six cities over 20 days, performing live and promoting their new and 5th studio project ‘Love You Till I Die’, which is available for pre-sale September 29th

Rudely Interrupted will be based in Berlin for all media and interview opportunities, and are proud to be headlining and performing at ‘The Meeting Place Berlin Project’

Arts Access Australia working with Berlin partners Berlinklusion – Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture and Förderband e.V. – Kulturinitiative Berlin and Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung, a project by Kulturprojekte Berlin that is funded by the Berlin senate and aims to foster diversity in the Berlin cultural sector. The event will engage over 12 local and international speakers in round table discussions and interactive workshops.

For more information about the full Meeting Place program and link for online registration will be available on

A full list of the band’s tour dates is below:

Oct 10 | Arts Access Australia | Australian Embassy, Berlin

Oct 11 | AAA | Brotfabrik, Berlin

Oct 12 | AAA | Ufer

Oct 13 | AAA | Berlinklusion

Oct 14 | Drum Clinic w/Josh Hogan | Brotfabrik, Berlin

Oct 16 | AAA | Podewil (Kulturprojekte), Berlin

Oct 17 | Just Music Drum Clinic | TBC

Oct 19 | Brunswick IGS | Heidelberg

Oct 20 | Klassmo | Luckenwalde

Oct 21 | Café Fraeulien Wunder | Braunschweig

Oct 23 | Kulturfabrikken | Ljungby, Sweden

Oct 24 | Folk and Rock | Malmo, Sweden

Oct 27 | Music Festival Gdańsk | Poland

For more info, please follow the links below:





American Troubadour Brian Mackey Set To Support Ron Paul

Singer-Songwriter Heading Back To Europe For Ten Date Run

Following on from his last few tours of the US and Europe, New Jersey’s Brian Mackey is set to hit the road again this fall in support of Ron Paul for a ten date run through the UK and Europe!

When asked about his upcoming jaunt, Brian had this to say:

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Europe, sharing the new music and joining Ron Pope is a trifecta of fun! We’re rolling into many new cites this time and reaching more hearts – it’s beyond an honour!”

You can catch Ron Paul and Brian at the dates below in the following cities:

Oct 28 – Sweden, Stockholm | Fryshuset (Klubben)

Oct 29 – Norway, Oslo | Parkteatret Parkteatret

Oct 30 – Denmark, Copenhagen | DR Koncerthuset

Oct 31 – Germany, Hamburg | Terrace Hill

Nov 1 – Netherlands, Amsterdam | Bitterzoet

Nov 2 – Germany, Köln | Artheater

Nov 3 – Germany, Munich | Ampere

Nov 4 – Belgium, Leuven | Het Depot

Nov 5 – United Kingdom, London | The Garage

Nov 6 – United Kingdom, Manchester | Academy 3

From an era of readymade music comes a truly homemade heart built sound, crafted in the styles of 70’s masters with contemporary relevance. Brian Mackey has encapsulated his self-dubbed “manic romantic” acoustic-electric sound into each track, taking the listener with him.

Raised in Florida, now residing in NYC, Brian’s “Broken Heartstrings”, is his 4th release, and first full-length album. One of the tracks, “Are you Listening,” was featured by German game-reviewer Gronkh on his Sony PlayStation 4, “Until Dawn” Let’sPlay. The song quickly charted on iTunes Germany, ‘100 Most Sold’ Amazon Germany, has over 280K streams on Spotify and has resulted in sold out shows throughout Germany.

From Brian’s other releases, songs “Honest Love,” “Color Blue,” “Out on the Road” and “America” have garnered features in TV, Film, and National and International Branding Campaigns. A few among them are CMT Edge, Disney Channel, Travel Channel, Arla Foods Demark, and Unicef UK.




“Will you be feeling down after the festival season has abandoned you for another year? Missing the excitement and the feeling of rocking out to amazing bands? Don’t worry, the passion will live at REDROCK! So come to REDROCK 2017, the perfect pick-me up for your post-summer blues!”

REDROCK FESTIVAL 2017 will take place on Sunday 24th September at the famous Dublin Castle, Camden.

We have a ton of great bands from all around the UK, spanning 12 hours (midday to midnight!) and a DJ afterwards for those who want to stay on and party into the night!

The festival is FREE ENTRY but donations will be encouraged if you like the bands and want to support them. All donations collected will be shared out amongst the acts.

Come on down and see what the unsigned rock scene has to offer!


12:15 – Filthy Militia
13:00 – Broken Bones Matilda
13:45 – My Fiasco
14:30 – Sofasonic
15:15 – Cadence Noir
16:00 – SeN-SA-ShuN
16:45 – Darkstar Dance
17:30 – Wild Horse
18:15 – LaFlammeband
19:00 – Fragile Things
20:00 – Saint Apache
21:00 – The Black Bullets
22:00 – Redwire
22:45 – KilliT

Lots of information about the bands on our website:
Here’s the facebook event:
And the facebook page:

Yorkshire Hardcore Punk Mob Seep Away Stream ‘Matchstick Man’ Single

Following their recent exclusive on Pure Grain Audio, York-based hardcore punk four-piece, Seep Away, have their released new single “Matchstick Man”! The new single is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘The Blackened Carnival Of Societal Ineptitude’, due in the Autumn.

Taking influence from thrash legends Municipal Waste, alongside hardcore standouts Expire and Incendiary, the track is a vitriolic stab at those individuals we all know who drain the life out of those around them.

Vocalist Jay Sillence comments: “This song is quite personal to me – we all know that special type of assh*le who sucks the life out of people with their actions – they just want to fight, and fuc*, and they have nothing else in their life of any value, so they have to take from others. This song is a dedication to that special person in my life, and I hope other people can relate to the venom that I feel.”

You can stream the track here –

The band’s new EP, ‘The Blackened Carnival Of Societal Ineptitude’ will be released in Autumn. The tentative tracklisting is as follows:


‘Matchstick Man’


‘Joie de vivre’


‘No More You’

For more information on Seep Away, visit:

Catch the band live at the following dates…


7 – Fibbers, York (with SHINING)


2 – The Station, Ashton-Under-Lyne (with 2 Sick Monkeys)

21 – Hoersfest at Fulford Arms, York (with Petrol Hoers)


4 – MNDA Fundraiser at Fulford Arms, York (with Segregates)


16 – BGB Christmas Piss-Up – Fulford Arms, York (with The Restarts)

Seep Away are: Jay Sillence (vocals), Max Watt (guitar, vocals), Dani Barge (bass) and Dom Smith (drums).

 For fans of: Municipal Waste, Incendiary, Expire

Sons of Alpha Centauri and Karma to Burn Return for a Boxset of the Split Trilogy!

Over the past 10 years Karma to Burn and Sons of Alpha Centauri have engaged on an audio assault by ram raiding riff after riff into the instrumental stoner stratosphere. This cosmic mission commenced on star date 2007 when members of each band worked together on a projected entitled ‘Alpha Cat’ resulting in the legendary split collaboration album ‘Last Day of Summer’ released on Underdogma Records in 2009.

When the KTB reunion was fully confirmed then the floodgates opened and over the course of five years 3 split vinyls followed from both bands including the first of the DesertFest vinyl releases and multiple shows across the UK.

Releasd  July 4th, the boxset is limited to ONLY 200 copies it includes the whole set of Split-7″ in a new colour presentation together with:

– A monstrous 28 page booklet with a behind the scenes history and making of, exclusive pictures & unseen artwork / sketches; – Collaborative companions like John Garcia, Alexander von Wieding, Jake & Reece (Desertfest London) and former KTB members;

– Prologue from former label and website managers reinforcing the incredible story of the two bands; – An exclusive 7″ of their collaboration ‘Alpha Cat’ (first time on vinyl!); – CD Version with all songs; – exclusive Promotion Postcards;

– limited tour poster print;

This is available for a very period with 45 boxsets available from Karma to Burn only on their European tour and 20 boxsets available from SOAC via our Bandcamp page here:

Orders will be limited to two per person.

For more information on Sons Of Alpha Centauri, you can find them here –


Alunah Announced As Support To Acid King In Bristol & London

Birmingham Psych Doom quartet Alunah have been announced as support to US legends Acid King on two of their upcoming UK shows! Frontwoman Sophie Day had this to say on the announcement:

“Six years have passed since we last shared a stage with Acid King, a lot has changed since then but they still remain one of my favourite bands; Lori was a huge inspiration to me when we started Alunah in 2006. So, it goes without saying that we’re extremely happy to be doing these shows with them.”

The band will join Acid King for the following dates:

July 25th – The Louisiana, Bristol

July 27th – The Black Heart, London

The band recently released a video for their new single, “Fire of Thornborough Henge”, which can be seen here –

Alunah’s new record, “Solennial” is out now through Svart Records.

Over the course of four albums Alunah have gained a reputation as a constant force of progression of an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but combined with the melodic vocals of frontwoman Sophie Day, they maintain an eye on the ethereal. That was never more true than on Awakening the Forest, which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the band’s first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for Call of Avernus through UK imprint HeviSike Records.

As they always do, Alunah are moving forward. Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason signed to Svart Records for the March 2017 release of their fourth album, Solennial, and recorded with Chris Fielding (Conan) at Skyhammer Studio, also owned by Conan’s Jon Davis.

Following in the footsteps of Svart alums Hexvessel and Jess & the Ancient Ones, Alunah arrive at the label preceded by a reputation for blending nature worship and heavy vibes with a grace that few can match, basking in a sun-soaked spirit of beauty and decay, folklore and deeply personal expression. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with the new material and build on what they’ve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost.

DayShifter Stream Debut Single ‘In Despair’

British melodic hardcore mob DayShifter are currently streaming their debut single, ‘In Despair’. Taken from their debut EP “Hopeful/Regretful, which is due for release on July 28th, is streaming exclusively now on Pure Grain Audio.

The band’s vocalist, Nathan Dillon, had this to say on the track:

“The debut track ‘In Despair’ takes its name from a Good Samaritan sign on a bridge. I would walk past this sign daily on my way to work. At the time I was in the worst place I’ve been mentally and physically, I felt like no matter what I did, I couldn’t beat this crushing hollow feeling, that giving up is the only option I had left. Seeing that sign everyday haunted my mind and triggered me to write my thoughts into this song.”

You can hear the track here:

Hailing from the North East of England, melodic hardcore mob DayShifter exploded onto the scene with their miasmic debut EP “Hopeful//Regretful”; a scathing mash of layered riffs and hearty vocals, bursting with energy and vigour.

Touting the likes of Architects, In Hearts Wake, Like Moths To Flames and While She Sleeps as influences, the band have forged a vicious sonic foundation that skips between post rock and hardcore. Something destined to appease fans of heavy music across the board.

Since forming in early 2017, the band wasted no time in laying to tape their debut EP “Hopeful//Regretful” with Dan Kerr at Avenue Studios. Brandishing a lyrical weight to match the records coarse grooves, and sporting an energetic live show to boot; DayShifter are using every tool in the box as they begin working their way up through the music industry.


Hugely engaging heavy rock crew WE ARE THE CATALYST continue their surge with their new video single

We Are The Catalyst hit the spot once more with the release of their new video single, One More Day,

Formed in November of 2012, Sweden’s We Are The Catalyst has been described as many things, from Alternative Metal and Emotional Rock, to Electronic Rock, or even Pop Metal. Members Cat Fey, Kenny Boufadene, Joni Kaartinen and Håkan Strind spent years together touring with their former band, One Without, providing the group a bedrock and steady foundation. Utilising their skills and experience garnered from their previous incarnation, We Are The Catalyst hit the ground with real purpose and released their debut album, Monuments, in the Autumn of 2014. Released worldwide by Ferocity Records, it eclipsed all expectations; the record hit harder, soared higher, and cut deeper than anticipated. The band played their debut show the following March and the Alt-metallers embarked on a ten-day tour of China. WATC were specially invited to perform at the prestigious, Sound of the Xity, in Beijing, as well as playing stand-alone shows, including a set at China’s biggest music festival, Strawberry Festival, in Shanghai, where the band headlined the Planet Stage.

In June 2015, We Are The Catalyst won first prize in a competition organised by Metal Hammer, Bloodstock and the Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain; the prize was to perform at Bloodstock Open Air, alongside Trivium, Sabaton, Within Temptation and more, as well as opening for Delain at their Birmingham show on their UK tour. This all coincided with WATC undertaking their first UK headline tour of thirteen shows throughout October and November. Due to the success of these dates, the four-piece returned to the UK for the third time that year, now headlining the second stage at the festival, Planet Rockstock, sharing the stage with bands such as The Darkness, FM and Rival Sons.

With a growing and dedicated fanbase in tow, the rising metal crew started work on their sophomore album in 2016. Entitled, Elevation, the band released the record last September to much acclaim. The album marked a darker, heavier and more emotional direction while still maintaining WATC’s trademark melodically modern sound. WATC just surpassed one million plays on Spotify, have a new album in the works, and have just dropped a new video single ‘One More Day’ –

We Are The Catalyst are without doubt set to grow and take the world by storm!




Unstoppable alternative crew Air Drawn Dagger have just released their spanking new single, Gods VS Peasants, as a Free Download, via Alya Records. You can also watch the video right here –

Sparking glowing comparisons to everyone from Foo Fighters and Paramore to Donnas, Air Drawn Dagger hit you with engaging vocals, powerful guitars, and earnest emotion. Formed in 2014, and featuring the impressive collective talents of Maisie Manterfield (vocals), Sam Wagner (lead guitar), Lewis Budden (bass) and Ross Dore (drums), Air Drawn Dagger are already making waves throughout the scene and are picking up a plethora of new fans on a daily basis.

The band’s current EP, Ours For The Taking … Theirs For The Breaking, racked up strong support from BBC Introducing and throughout the underground. The quartet followed the release with their video single, The Banshee, which was also greatly lauded by many, as well as being premiered by Punktastic.

You literally can’t keep this band down. Air Drawn Dagger continue their rise with the release of their engulfing new single, Gods VS Peasants, out now. The single is available as a FREE download and it’s also backed with a video –

As ever, the lively foursome have a slew of tour dates in the pipeline, so be sure to stay tapped into their socials for impending tour announcements.

Upcoming Air Drawn Dagger live dates:

July 23rd – Tramlines Festival – Sheffield; August 5th – The Garage – Glasgow.



Kent melodic hardcore crew RAISED BY RAPTORS have arrived. Possessing explosive breakdowns and groove-laden riffs, fused with crushingly infectious vocals, the metal crew are set to break out this year, kick starting proceedings with their new video single, Release,

Formed in 2015 and already picking up favourable comparisons to While She Sleeps, Architects, Hundredth, and Pantera, the southern metalcorers consist of vocalist Joe Perry, Craig Hills and Alex Barnett handling the guitars, Sam Smith-Davies on bass, and Ben Wells hammering on the drums. To date, Raised By Raptors have toured throughout the country, sharing stages with everyone from Counterparts, Capsize, Senses Fail, The Contortionist and Trash Boat, to Continents.

Besides playing as many live performances as possible, the Tunbridge Wells outfit also released their well-received debut EP, Surfacing, last Autumn. The riff tyrants now up their game with the launch of their new video single, Release, watch it here

The single is packed with brazen chucky riffs and impressive dynamics, and is destined to lay the foundations for a very successful 2017. Expect big things soon, as the Kent crew also plan to set up a tour for later this year.

Dead Label Announce European & Festival Dates

Pic By Fiaz Farrell

Irish Trio Also Hint A New Record Is Underway

In a recent interview with, Dead Label drummer Claire Percival, announced that the band were set to appear at a number of European dates with Nervosa and would also be playing Hammerfest in March 2018.

Claire had this to say:

“We will be returning to the UK later in June for a Birmingham show and to play at Wildfire Festival in Scotland. Then we are going to Europe in July to play at Aggressive Music Festival and to support Nervosa for some of their European shows! We have also been announced for Hammerfest in March next year, which we are totally stoked about.”

Claire also said that the band were already considering a new record:

“We have the guts of a full album ready, we need to demo the tracks, put them away, write some more, listen and see what shape it takes. We never have a shortage of material. We love writing, we never stop. Even when we have a gig coming up, we try to get the set rehearsed early so we can get back to writing. We always have new material and are always working on ideas to push ourselves to where we just need to be.

This industry does not reward stagnant behaviour, or simply re-hashing the same thing over and over again. You’re only as good as your last release and our intention is to keep pushing ourselves as best we can.”

With the last two years being of significant importance, due to their debut North American 40 date tour, (which saw them perform in 30 states), DEAD LABEL gained significant international interest following a vast amount of European, UK and Irish dates, with the likes of Machine Head, Gojira, Fear Factory and Raging Speedhorn to name but a few. A slew of Summer shows followed with appearances at festivals such as, Bloodstock (UK), main stage billing Metal Days (Slovenia), Made of Metal and Aggressive Music Festival (Czech Republic) and Gothoom Open Air (Slovakia), eventually leading to the band’s ‘Hot New Band’ feature in Metal Hammer (December, 2016 issue) and their recently confirmed slot at this year’s UK Download Festival in June.

Dead Label have been tracking demos for the follow-up to Throne of Bones and plan to enter the studio later this year, following dates in Europe and further afield, with a prediction for 2018 release.

Catch Dead Label on Saturday, June 10th at the Dogtooth stage during this year’s Download Festival. Stage times will be confirmed closer to the date.


Aussie Doom Merchants Devil Electric Announce New Label & Video

Band Sign With German Label Kozmik Artifactz And Launch Clip For New Single “Hypnotica”!

Melbourne’s Devil Electric are proud to announce a worldwide deal with German heavyweight label Kozmik Artifactz for the release of their debut self-titled album. The 37 minute, 9-track debut will be available digitally and in three colourways on 180gm vinyl, with a release date of August 11.

The first single to be released from the album is Hypnotica which closes out the album

Watch the stunning music video here

Fronted by the gracious and haunting female presence of Pierina O’Brien, Devil Electric are a riff-heavy 4-piece rock n’ roll band. Lead single Hypnotica is the final track from their debut record, a six and a half minute heavy-blues infused fuzzed-out jam that transports the mind into the swelling, darker depths of rock n’ roll.

Since forming mid-2015 Devil Electric have supported Truckfighters (Sweden), The Sword (USA), Endless Boogie (USA), Kadaver (Ger) toured the east coast with The SIGIT (Indonesia) & played CherryRock Festival in AC/DC Lane. They signed with Kozmik Artifactz (Ger) following the success of their debut EP, The Gods Below, which saw an independent release over two 7” vinyl editions.

Devil Electric are:

Pierina O’Brien (Vocals)

Christos Athanasias (Guitars)

Tom Hulse (Bass, Vocals)

Mark Van De Beek (Drums)

For Fans Of: Black Sabbath, Graveyard, Kadavar, The Dead Weather, Blues Pills, The Well, Electric Citizen…

“The heavy chug and masculinity of the rhythms are perfectly counterbalanced by Pierina O’Brien’s Joplin-esque vocals..” – Heavy Magazine

“Devil Electric blew my mind. A wall of sound with haunting vocals – one word – HUGE!” – Tonedeaf

“One of the best things I’ve heard in ages… Devil Electric’s first single is proof that the Southern state has possessed the soul of rock and roll” – Doomed & Stoned

Reckless Jacks Release Debut Video

Indie Four Piece Unveil Clip For “Alone”!

Rising indie mob Reckless Jacks have released the video for their stunning new single “Alone”! Taken from their upcoming debut release, the band has already enjoyed considerable radio success as of late, and are gearing up big things!

Vocalist/Guitarist Mathieu Bertin had this to say about the video:

“The from the song is quite simple “sometimes you’d rather be alone than with someone who doesn’t care about you”. In the video we tried to show that if you’re too focused on yourself then you might not see that this person actually cares about you and you just don’t realize it.”

You can check out the video here –

Reckless Jacks is a young indie-pop rock band with an old soul. Before they met, Matt (vocals & guitar), Scotty (lead guitar), Cece (bass) and Dan (drums) sessioned with the best and rocked out on some big stages.

Their strong, introspective music, harks back to an era when songs made you feel and dance. Matt’s coarse and powerful vocals will capture your heart. With emotive lyrics that whisk you away on a journey steeped in melody. Songs that sit so comfortably inside you, you’ll think you’ve heard them somewhere before, along with anthemic guitar riffs you’ll be humming for days.

Their first live gig was in front of a packed house at Paris’ Bus Palladium. Taking to the stage where the likes of Hozier, Kasabian and Mick Jagger had gone before them. They went down a storm.

As the house lights flickered back on, several large booking agents approached the band, with talk of potential supports and big festival stages further down the line. Our boys had work to do.

Pulling the plug on live performances, they locked themselves away for nearly two years; honing their songs to perfection, living and breathing artist development and becoming producer-ready.

As blood, sweat, tears and fortune would have it, their hard work paid off.

Brit and Grammy award-winning Stereophonics producer, Jim Lowe was hired and an EP recorded at the brand-spanking-new Stereophonics’ studios in London.

From the word go, Lowe could see something exciting unfold before him and dubbed them a future success story in the making. Loving their unquestionable work ethic and breathless ability to learn on their feet, Lowe was soon busy writing new material with them.

Maybe it’s the lads’ multi-Euro background or numerous musical influences, but Jim Lowe is adamant that Reckless Jacks have an appeal that stretches way beyond UK waters. With the right guidance and just a little bit of luck, he believes these boys have the potential to go all the way.


Widows Announce Live Dates

Nottingham Stoner Crew To Hit The Road

Nottingham stoner mob Widows are thick into their roadtrip this Spring in support of new record “Oh Deer God”.

The band will be appearing at the following upcoming dates:

08/04 – Rebellion Bar, Manchester (w/Alunah & Pig Witch)

14/04 – Rough Trade, Nottingham (Album Launch)

15/04 – Gorilla Studios, Hull (w/Mastiff, Sound of Orion & Sinners Sermon)

The band recently launched a behind the scenes video in the build up to “Oh Deer God” which can be seen exclusive at Pure Grain Audio –

Following on from the rousing success of their 2012 record “Death Valley Duchess”, Nottingham stoner rock crew Widows are back with their flattening new album “Oh, Deer God”. Their first with new bassist, Phil Emblin, and recorded at Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire, the result is seven tracks of quality stoner rock.

Guitarist James Kidd had this to say about the record: “It’s been a long time since our last record so we’re excited to be back with something new! Oh Deer God is heavier and dirtier than a lot of our previous stuff and whilst the old Widows groove is still there, we’ve traded the desert worship for some more sludgy/doomy elements and it’s definitely a much darker affair. Recording at Skyhammer was a big tick on the bucket list as well, both Chris Fielding and new bassist Phil Emblin’s input really helped us move forward with our sound. We’re really proud of it.

Formed in 2008, Widows play music you can raise a beer and swing a fist to, and they do it hard, fast and loud. With bone crushing grooves and an undeniable swagger! Influenced by the likes of Down, Kyuss, and Clutch, Widows released their debut EP, “Raise the Monolith”, in 2010. The subsequent shows bolstered their reputation as an impressive live band as they chewed up venues and damaged people’s hearing across the UK.

Their next album, Death Valley Duchess”, was recorded after a desert rock pilgrimage by James and vocalist Adam Jolliffe to the Californian desert in a bid to inspire both the music and album artwork. It was released worldwide in 2012 followed by several tours across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, and supported with playlisting on Kerrang! Radio and Propeller TV’s Metal Tuune and Tuune Rocks shows.

All this next to a string of killer shows with Tombstones, Orange Goblin, and Valient Thorr. and festivals including Desert Fest 2012 (London), Waterfront Festival 2010/14 (Nottingham), Hockley Hustle 2014 (Nottingham), Riff Fest 2014 (Bolton) Macmillan Fest 2015 (Nottingham) and Mammothfest 2015 (Brighton).


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Ireland’s hottest metal export, DEAD LABEL have recently released their highly anticipated new video for ‘PURE CHAOS”, ahead of the band’s appearance at the UK’s Download Festival this coming June.

With a legacy that has already involved touring with some of the world’s most exciting metal acts, across three continents – not forgetting an impressive amount of critical acclaim from a host of respectable media outlets, DEAD LABEL have finally released their first new track since their highly acclaimed ‘Throne of Bones’ sophomore LP last June.

‘Pure Chaos’ sees DEAD LABEL capture the essence of their live sound and enhancing it in a recorded environment.

Check out the video in full here –

The video for Pure Chaos is based around a religious cult leader, who, after forcefully expanding his congregation, get’s his comeuppance. Directed and produced by Crooked Gentlemen, this marks the band’s fourth music video to date. Drummer, Claire Percival commented on the video’s concept;

“We gave the Crooked Gentleman guys (Shaun Ryan and Jeff Doyle) the track and they came back to us very excited about this concept; to which they were inspired by after hearing the track. When they pitched it to us; we really loved the idea. It’s without a doubt the darkest video in terms of subject matter that we have created.”

With the last two years being of significant importance, due to their debut North American 40 date tour, (which saw them perform in 30 states), DEAD LABEL gained significant international interest following a vast amount of European, UK and Irish dates, with the likes of Machine Head, Gojira, Fear Factory and Raging Speedhorn to name but a few. A slew of Summer shows followed with appearances at festivals such as, Bloodstock (UK), main stage billing Metal Days (Slovenia), Made of Metal and Aggressive Music Festival (Czech Republic) and Gothoom Open Air (Slovakia), eventually leading to the band’s ‘Hot New Band’ feature in Metal Hammer (December, 2016 issue) and their recently confirmed slot at this year’s UK Download Festival in June.

Dead Label have been tracking demos for the follow-up to Throne of Bones and plan to enter the studio later this year, following dates in Europe and further afield, with a prediction for 2018 release.

Catch Dead Label on Saturday, June 10th at the Dogtooth stage during this year’s Download Festival. Stage times will be confirmed closer to the date.

Outright Resistance Set For European Tour!

Hertfordshire Quintet Outright Resistance Are Set To Appear Alongside Bloodsoaked, Attila, Greves & The Unexplained!

Following on from a hugely successful year, including spots at Bloodstock and Beermageddon, Hertfordshire metallers Outright Resistance are gearing up for their first European tour this Spring alongside Bloodsoaked, Attila, Greves & The Unexplained.

Following the announcement, guitarist Michael Worsley added:

“We are insanely stoked to be able to get out into mainland Europe! it’s been a dream of ours to take our music across the channel, playing to new crowds in new countries with new cultures since we formed. We’re super pumped to be able to share this experience with the talented folks in Bloodsoaked, Attila, Greves and The Unexplainable! It looks like it’s going to be one hell of a tour, and we really can’t wait to tear it up!”

The band are set to appear on the following dates:

01/04 – Wiesenhaus -Eisleben, Germany

02/04 – Rock it – Aalen, Germany

03/04 – Ebrietas Bar – Zurich, Switzerland

04/04 – PMK – Innsbruck, Austria

05/04 – HKW – Glauchau, Germany

06/04 – Bambi Galore – Hamburg, Germany

07/04 – Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, Germany

08/04 – Muggefug – Cottbus, Germany

In an interview with Team Rock last year, the band announced they were already looking at a new record.

“We’re always writing, so that when the time does come to think of the next record we’re ready to jump straight into the process of what we really have a feeling for. We do have something in mind already to be completed next though, we’ve got a few minor things to figure out to make sure it does work as an idea, but we’re beginning to put some plans in place.”

The full interview and their video for “Maimed In Chelsea” can be seen here:

Since forming in 2011, Hertfordshire based quintet Outright Resistance wasted no time erupting onto the British metal scene with their debut release “Don’t Eat My Organs”. They quickly began racking up shows across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & London. Including shows with Hacktivist and hardcore mob TRC.

Fast forward to 2015; Outright Resistance released the “Poveglia EP” to solid praise from both the media & the wider metal community. Their message of unity rang true in their video for the song “We Are Here”; a heart-warming statement from a band determined to remind people struggling that they are not alone, nor should they be forced to deal with their problems as such if they don’t want to. The band released their latest record, “Me Vs I”, last year and followed it up with a number of tours and festival dates.

New Brit Alt Metallers, PRETTY LITTLE ENEMY, Drop New Video!

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Fresh UK Metallers ‘Pretty Little Enemy’ make their mark with their neweye-catching new video ‘Vertebreak’.

The track, which is taken from the band’s mesmerising debut EP ‘Bitch PLEase!’ released Friday 3rd June, is out now and viewable at

Born early 2015 from the ashes of ‘Zoltar Speaks’, Pretty Little Enemy explode out of Minehead, Somerset, and pull from the riff assault and groove of Coheed Cambria and Killswitch Engage, fused with the vocal angst of Skunk Anansie. This two girl, two guy combo offer a unique take on the Alt Metal genre and are already causing a stir throughout the whole of the South West. Featuring Louise Body (Vocals), Georgia Bell (Guitar), Jason Coles (Bass) and Ben Dean (Drums), Pretty Little Enemy have wasted no time in bringing together a sound that is highly engaging, and a live show that is visual appealing. With a series of successful performances under their belts and support shows with Syren City, Embers of Eden and Chasing Cadence, Pretty Little Enemy are set to dominate this year, and will transcend from the underground with their stunning debut EP ‘Bitch PLEase!’.

The provocatively titled ‘Bitch PLEase!’ arrives this June, preceded by the foursome’s unveiling of their alluring video for ‘Vertebreak’. The track is loaded with a mammoth refrain and thoughtful guitar lines and is destined to widely hit radio; the video is also sure to frequent TV screens and highlights the band’s captivating personality. Pretty Little Enemy will undertake further shows and festival appearances throughout the rest of the Spring and into the Summer; check out their social sites announcements.


FALLEN TO FLUX  Announce Debut Album and June UK Tour

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UK Alternative Rock crew Fallen To Flux continue their ascent with the release of their explosive debut album Transitions, which arrives through all stores on Friday 5th August. Igniting glowing comparisons to Don Broco, Avenged Sevenfold, and Mallory Knox, the Brit rocksters are destined to break out this year.

Born in 2012, Fallen To Flux swiftly dropped their debut EP Piece By Piece, which was followed with their first tour. The release and tour provided a solid base for the emerging rock combo. The quartet then spent the next two years working together on last year’s From The Outside, Looking In EP. The record, showcasing a more developed approach to songwriting fused with a widespread appeal, saw London’s O2 Academy2 completely packed out at the EP launch show. A debut festival appearance at Camden Rocks 2015, and a second UK tour shortly after, only served to expand the crew’s dedicated fan-base right throughout Great Britain.

In 2015, the band solidified their line-up with Oli Clipsham (Vocals & Guitar), Björn Gugu (Lead Guitar & Synths), Luke Walley (Bass) and Declan Brown (Drums) and began to work on their debut album Transitions. This record far exceeds the band’s earlier work. The four piece have spewed their heart and soul into this release and it’s tangibly apparent. From the magnificent Sane, which soars supremely with its colossal refrain and webbed progressive phrasing, to their recent single Anchored, with its hammering rhythms and uplifting vocal lines that hang in the air for eons, this is an album that truly makes a statement. The striking Drifting is further evidence of the band’s growing stature and genuine ability to pen a tune that is emotive, highly expressive and wholly captivating; so too is the stunning Razor’s Edge, which fantastically balances melodic hooks with infectious riffery. Transitions is a record that needs to be heard, and with a UK tour in the works for June, there’s nothing stopping the band’s infinite rise.

FALLEN TO FLUX & Once More Around UK tour:


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FOXTALES release their debut single ‘Spider’ on Friday June 10th 2016 and announce UK Dates and new Video!


Manchester’s FOXTALES are girl fronted band, made up of four girls, and one boy; Amy (guitar/vocals) Cassie (guitar/vocals) Angela (mandolin/vocals) Briony (bass) and The Scoon (drums). They create a psychedelic folk pop sound woven with glittering harmonies that tell stories of lust, love and loss.

‘Spider’ is the first delicious taste of FOXTALES gorgeously folk flecked pop sound laced with entwined vocal harmonies of singers Amy, Cassie and Angela. Each couplet is punctuated by stompy uptempo beats and glistening strummed mandolins, it’s an impossibly uplifting summery tune with a bittersweet twist.

FOXTALES have been frequenting the Manchester Music since their birth early last year and can’t wait to get out on the road and share their EP with you. They are also super excited to announce they will be playing the House Party stage at Kendal Calling with their friends ‘Acoustica’.

With their self-titled debut EP to be released this summer, they have a number of gigs lined up across the country to coincide with release. 2016’s looking big and they hope to see your lovely faces amongst the crowds.

The video for ‘Spider’ can be seen @

FOXTALES lead you down a path of wonder and anticipation.

2016 is looking like a super exciting year for FOXTALES.

Upcoming Live Dates:

Saturday 7th May, Manchester, Deaf Institute w/Liam McClair

Monday 23rd May, Manchester, Sofar Sounds 23rd birthday (venue TBA)

Saturday 28th May, Manchester, Soup Kitchen w/Heavy On The Magic

Saturday 18th June- Buryfest, Chesham

Saturday July 9th- EP Launch: Manchester Soup Kitchen

Sunday 31st July Kendal Calling


 Fallen To Flux return with new lyric video!

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Brit Alt-Rock metal outfit Fallen To Flux have returned and are aiming for the jugular of the UK scene, armed with their stunning lyric video single for Anchored, taken from their forthcoming debut album Transitions, which lands this Summer. The video can now be viewed at and across all platforms. The single is a forceful state of intent which stays true to the band’s origins, as metal fans reared on Bullet For My Valentine and Killswitch Engage, and also highlights the quartet’s growing songwriting maturity and progressive technical craft.

The beginnings of Fallen To Flux can be tracked to 2012, when the band released their debut EP Piece By Piece, which was followed by their first tour. This first release and tour provided a bedrock for the young rocksters. The quartet then spent the next two years working together on 2015’s From The Outside, Looking In EP. The record, showcasing a more developed approach to songwriting fused with a widespread appeal, saw London’s O2 Academy2 completely packed out at the EP launch show. A debut festival appearance at Camden Rocks 2015 and a second UK tour shortly after only served to expand the crew’s dedicated fan-base right throughout Great Britain.

Last year, the band solidified their line-up with Oli Clipsham (Vocals & Guitar), Björn Gugu (Lead Guitar & Synths), Luke Walley (Bass), and Declan Brown (Drums) and commenced work on their debut album Transitions. The writing sessions were long and the Londoners spent the entire summer in Oli’s garden shed, sleeping between amps, keyboards and other instruments, and working day and night on the record. This Summer, Fallen To Flux will finally drop Transitions. Reaching new realms of creative expression, the album far exceeds the band’s earlier work, and truly reflects their development as individuals and a troop. The four piece have spewed their heart and soul into this release and it’s tangibly evident. This is a band and record that you need in your life.


Fallen To Flux play a special one-off show on Saturday 30th April at The Corporation in Sheffield. For details and tickets –



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Belgium metalcore crew, Suasion are turning things up a notch with the release of brand new video single ‘Horizon’

Rendering influence from a constellation of areas, from the venom of Architects and The Devil Wears Prada, to the guile of Northlane and Bring Me The Horizon, Suasion astutely merge metallic riffery and raw aggression with woven dynamics and heart felt emotion.

Born in the Autumn of 2013 and hailing from the Liège area of Belgium, Suasion combine the impressive talents of Steven Rassart (Vocals), Nicolas Pirlet (Guitar), Louis Jassogne (Drums), Nicola Marrocco (Guitar) and Julien Dejasse (Bass) into a metalcore roar. Settling in to developing their sound from the off, the band headed to Paris to record their debut EP ‘Islanders’. It was released in the Spring of 2014 to a swell of support from a number of prominent online publications throughout the whole of mainland Europe. The success of the EP sparked a deluge of offers to play alongside the likes of Animals As Leaders, Stick To Your Guns, Hundredth, Being As An Ocean, Vildhjarta and Vanna. Besides sharing stages with a host of established acts, the five-piece also racked up key festival appearances at Euroblast X Festival (Germany) and Miner Fest (Belgium).

Taking time out at the end of 2014, Suasion underwent a couple of line-up changes with Louis Jassogne (Drums) and Steven Rassart (Vocals) entering the fray. With fresh impetus and newfound energy, the quintet headed to NDSE Recordings Studio in Berlin to work on two new singles ‘Mirabilia’ and their new video single ‘Horizon’. The video for ‘Mirabilia’ ( ) was released in the Autumn of 2015 and firmly put Suasion back on the map. The band now kicks on with the release of the video for ‘Horizon’ and it’s sure to send metalcore fans to even giddier heights. Complete with juggernaut riffs, pounding rhythms and killer melodic hooks that will force your senses into surrender, Suasion are on the attack and are set to break in 2016!

Watch ‘HORIZON’ at

Raging Speedhorn Reveal Title, Artwork and Release Date for Their New Album

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Corby sludge demons Raging Speedhorn have finally announced the release date of their long awaited new album.

The record, titled “Lost Ritual”, is set for a wide release on July 15th 2016. However, anyone who pledged on the record will receive their copy a week earlier on July 8th 2016.

Guitarist Jim Palmer had this to say on the album and its title “This album seems like a true reflection of everyone’s input, a slice of all of us, if you will. It has those typical Speedhorn, pumping rock n roll moments, and some much darker ones too. Sound wise, it’s got all the feedback, distortion, bad attitude and in-your-face antics you’d expect with a sound that should be more familiar to Speedhorn fans, but with a twist.
The title of the album, “Lost Ritual”, came initially from the artwork. It just seemed to fit perfectly with the image. Subconsciously though, I think maybe the title fits even better than that, as the mojo in the band seems to be back. Speedhorn have finally returned. We are really excited for everyone to hear the new album; you won’t be disappointed!

Fans still wanting to Pledge on the new record can do so @

“Lost Ritual”, which was produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Wildhearts), is their first record with original vocalist Frank Regan since “How The Great Have Fallen” in 2005, the band’s first record since “Before The Sea Was Built” in 2008, and the first with their new line up.

Formed in 1998, Raging Speedhorn have released four records, the most successful being their second release “We Will Be Dead Tomorrow”, which was recorded with Billy Graziadei and Danny Schuler of Biohazard fame. The band achieved chart success with ‘The Gush’ in 2001, toured globally with the likes of Slipknot, Ill Nino, Rammstein and Will Haven, and performed at countless festivals around the world, including main stage at the inaugural Download Festival in 2004. They split in 2008 following the release of their last record “Before The Sea Was Built” and a subsequent tour of Japan, returning again in 2014.

Already this year the band has recorded a spilt 7” with Monster Magnet through Desertfest which will be unveiled the opening day of the festival on April 29th via H42 Records.

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Star Dancer, the hard rock fuelled brainchild of Robert Star and Sponge main men Vinnie Dombroski and Tim Patalan, are set to release their debut album “Welcome To My World” on April 20th through Star Dancer Records.

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Recorded during the summer of 2015, “Welcome To My World” was produced by Dombroski and Patalan, with a handful of tracks mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, HIM, Robert Plant, David Bowie) and mastered by Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Linkin Park, Def Leppard) at Gateway Studios, home to legendary engineer Bob Ludwig (KISS, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones).

Boasting a style caught between the bombastic riffs of Guns & Roses, the grit of early late 80’s circa Ministry, and the lyrical style & prowess of classic Stone Temple Pilots; the Detroit hailing Star Dancer is a must for fans of classic hard rock. Lyrically, “Welcome To My World” was created for the purposes of tapping into the light and community of rock music whilst exploring the world through Robert’s unique lens.

Coming from a Native American background, Robert ventured to the heart of Peru eleven years ago during a difficult time with the goal of reconnecting with his roots. Whilst there in the Peruvian jungle, Robert had a spiritual awakening brought about by the Ayahuasca drink, and later returned to the US with a view of creating a beautiful piece of work inspired by the things he experienced both in the Jungle and at home.

The album is a snapshot into both the world surrounding Robert and a troubled modern day America, as exampled by the Tim Palmer mixed ‘Great Sexpectations’, which explores the odd relationship we now have with love and sex.

Robert has enlisted the help of seasoned touring musicians from the Detroit area to help him bring his vision to the live arena with the goal of bringing the music to the ends of Earth and spread the good word of love, compassion and unity.

If you’re a fan of huge guitars, massive choruses and emotive music; you need Star Dancer in your life.

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The track listing for “Welcome To My World” is:
1. Welcome To My World
2. Earth Mother Dancer
3. Great Sexpectations (Turn Off the Lights)
4. She’s In Love With Joan Jett
5. The Weed Don’t Lie
6. High & The Mighty
7. Annie
8. Unbelievable
9. IntraVenus FlyTrap
10. Before I Die