Charlie Bonnet III Releases ‘Cold And Alone’ Video, Featuring ‘The Walking Dead’ Actor Lee Vervoort

Nashville rock mainstay, Charlie Bonnet III, has released a new music video for the song ‘Cold And Alone‘, taken from his Tracii Guns (L.A Guns) produced album, ‘Sinner With A Song‘.

American actor, Lee Vervoort, best known for his role as a Savior in Seasons 6 and 7 of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, plays the lead character.  The video shows a man (Vervoort) in the middle of a mid life crisis, reminiscing of his childhood and visiting places where he would play as a kid.  His childhood self is played by the young actor, Charlie Harden.  The video also features award winning tattoo artist, Tim Harden.  Video production was handled by Luminous Midnight Films.

This is a song about dealing with depression, and that’s a thing I’ve been fighting with since I was a kid.  It affects everybody at one point or another” says Bonnet. “This is the last song on my record, and could be my favorite on there too.  It’s dark and moody, but with a 70’s vibe.  Tracii Guns put B3 organ on the track and gave it almost a Deep Purple feel.  It’s totally killer.

Bonnet and Vervoort met at a bike rally in 2017, and were mutual fans of each other’s work.  “Lee knew of me since the 90’s when I was fronting my metal band, Disarray” reveals Bonnet.  “Disarray released 5 records over the years (including discs produced by Dave Brockie of GWAR and Gary Meskil of Pro-Pain), and Lee knew that material inside and out.  Of course I’m a big fan of his acting as well, so we really wanted to do some work together.  This video was perfect for that.

Sinner With A Song is available on all digital outlets now.

 


Dark Horizon Release New Single ‘Ace of Hearts’

Dark Horizon‘s new album ‘Aenigma‘ will be released on February 9th via Tanzan Music/Underground Symphony.

Ace of Hearts‘ is the second single taken from the album. After the success of the EP ‘Metalhead‘, the Italian metal band has composed 10 new tracks of melodic power with symphonic arrangements and prog influences.

 

This full length album also features special guest appearances, Nocturnal Rites singer Jonny Lindqvist on the track ‘Future World‘ and Mob Rules singer Klaus Dirks on the track ‘Ace Of Hearts‘. The album is produced by Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb, Tragodia, Adramelch) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Kamelot, Epica, Amaranthe) and it will be available next month under Underground Symphony Records / Tanzan Music in digital download, digipak and 150 copies of a limited edition boxset with a DH symbol pendant.

Line up:

Roberto Quassolo: vocal

Daniele Mandelli: guitar

Alessandro Battini: tastiera

Paolo Veluti: basso

Gianluca Capelli: drums

Special Guest    

Jonny Lindqvist: vocal

Klaus Dirks: vocal

Mario Percudani: backing vocals / guitar

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Savage Machine Launch ‘Abandon Earth’ Vinyl Crowfunding Campaign

Danish old school heavy metal band, Savage Machine, has launched a crowfunding campaign for a vinyl edition of their forthcoming debut album ‘Abandon Earth‘, out on CD/Digital on January 19, 2018. Savage Machine‘s critically acclaimed debut album deserves to spin on your turntable.

You can pre-order it here: https://creativethunder.net/product/abandon-earth-on-vinyl

Savage Machine has to say “With the release of our new album ‘Abandon Earth‘ on January 19th, we’re beyond excited to get your feedback on our efforts this past year, and we can’t wait for it to hit the all the shelves, stages and streaming services out there. We want to spread the word about Savage Machine, and let headbangers around the world know that true heavy metal lives on forever! Sadly, this time around, it does not live forever on vinyl. Yet! This is where you, our fellow enthusiasts, can help us a great deal and we’ll return the gesture thousandfold! By pre-ordering ‘Abandon Earth‘ on vinyl we can guarantee that this becomes a reality, and we’ll sing your praises as well as sign all copies to show you our immense gratitude. We know that several of you out there would prefer to give the album its first spin on the best possible quality, and with the time we have spent on this album, of course, you should be able to! Sadly, we’ve had to prioritize, and vinyl was simply a cost we’ve had to cut from the initial release plan.

The LP version will be gate-fold cover with 8 page booklet on 180g black vinyl.

The cover artwork was designed by Mario E. Lopez M. (Iron Maiden, Megadeth, King Diamond, Metal Church).

Tracklist:

  1. Exodus
  2. Age Of Machines
  3. The Hunter
  4. Time Traveler
  5. Behind the Veil
  6. Fourth Dimension
  7. Fall Of Icarus
  8. Event Horizon
  9. Savior
  10. Welcome To Hell

Savage Machine, from Denmark, is honoring a proud lineage of Heavy Metal kings with a modern twist. Ambitiously, The machine delivers savage riffs, thundering drums and galloping bass over the grandiose vocals of pure metal thunder. Having existed since 2010, Savage Machine has been a big part of the danish underground scene for several years before emerging onto the international stage in 2015’s Wacken Open Air. In the past year, Savage Machine recorded a hard-hitting debut album and toured across Europe with Spain’s Lords of Black.

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Seething Akira Release New Video For ‘I Am The Devil’

Seething Akira have released their new video for the single ‘I Am The Devil‘.

A quote from the band: “Releasing our latest single is a huge step as it symbolizes the coming of our debut album. It’s been a long hard process to pull it together, and we’re extremely excited to finally show people what we’ve been working on. Expect a video for the single late November, and maybe one more release from the album.
We’re off out to Belgium for 6KFest in Liege Belgium late December, but will be looking to tour the album early in the year. SA are back, watch out 2018!

I Am The Devil‘ is a blitzing single, a sharp shock of high intensity beats, pummeling bass and sheer belligerence from the 2 vocalists, guaranteed to bring the bounce on the dance floor. This track sees them taking another huge step forward in sound and production, and after critically acclaimed performances at Bloodstock and Victorious Festivals & their lown awaited debut album nearly finished, 2018’s going to be a huge year for these crazy fun Pompey lads.

The band are currently finishing off their hugely anticipated debut album ‘Sleepy Skeletor‘, due for release in 2018 and is being produced by Jim Davies (Prodigy, Pitchshifter). This one’s going to be a monster!
I Am The Devil‘ can be bought from all usual digital outlets, including:
Google Play
Deezer
iTunes

Seething Akira are a 5 piece crossover band from Portsmouth on the south coast of the UK. Created back in 2011, Charlie Bowes (writer and vocalist) and Kit Conrad (lead vocalist) decided they wanted to create a hybrid band of electronic synths, guitars and “Beastie Boys” style vocals. The guys have been working tirelessly for the past 4 years to fine tune their sound & get out and show they’re unique style and live show whilst supporting the likes of Skindred, The Qemists, Hacktivist, Senser, Don Broco, Pop Will Eat Itself to name a few, as well as playing Bloodstock Festival, Victorious Festival, Breakout Festival, Mammothfest amongst others.
Anyone who’s ever seen them live will attest to their crazy wild & wonderful live show, if you like your music full on, high energy and body shakingly irresistible, this band is most definitely for you!

Line up:

Charlie Bowes (Vocals/Synths/Producer/Writer)

Kit Cuntrad (Vocals)

Ryan Jarrad-Keen (Guitar)

Stu Radcliffe (Drums)

Richard Speaight (Bass)

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The Dead Daisies Announce New Album

Burn It Down‘ is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham’s finest, blended with the early works of Boston’s best, ‘Burn It Down‘ will do just that: Burn down everything in it’s path until there is nothing left standing.

Recorded in Nashville with Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band finished their 4th studio album ‘Burn It Down‘ in December, with Anthony Focx once again handling the mix and mastering legend Howie Weinberg adding his magic.

John Corabi about the new record: “I’m extremely excited about our new record ‘Burn It Down‘! It was a pleasure to once again work with Marti Frederiksen and the band on what I believe is the next great step in The Dead Daisies journey. This is a balls-out old school rock record!!! Enjoy it, and see you all on our massive 2018 world tour!!!! Peace, Crabby

Doug Aldrich puts it quite simply, yet to the point: “The new Daisies album will melt your face! It is raw and in-your-face with a whole new sound!

With the band eager to get on the road and in true Daisies’ fashion, the band announced the first of many ‘Burn It Down‘ tour dates slated for 2018 right before Christmas with fans turning out in droves at the on-sale date. Many more dates are to be announced including the band’s highly anticipated return to Japan, North America, Mexico and South America!

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Line up:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)

John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream)

Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy)

Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey)

David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).

One thing is for certain: within a short amount of time, The Dead Daisies have made a massive impression on the rock scene and managed to garner the one thing that every band desires but only so few ever have:

HARD CORE FANS! They love the Daisies and the Daisies love them back!

Tracklisting:

Resurrected

Rise Up

Burn It Down

Judgement Day

What Goes Around

Bitch

Set Me Free

Dead And Gone

Can’t Take It With You

Leave Me Alone

Burn It Down‘ will be released on the following formats:

DigiPak CD with 12-page booklet and poster

Gatefold Colored Vinyl with printed inner sleeves, 4-page poster booklet and Audio CD in paper sleeve

Picture Disk Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve

Digital Download & Streaming

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Review: Voodoo Circle – Raised On Rock

Review: Voodoo Circle – Raised On Rock

AFM Records (Feb 2018)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

Voodoo Circle are back with a brand new album ‘Raised On Rock‘ but with one significant difference. That difference is a change in vocalist. Welcome Herbie Langhans (Avantasia) to the role.

Now this has certainly caused some muttering within certain circles (dunno if they’re voodoo ones) regarding the departure of David Readman, most of those mutterings being negative ones. However, I for one am someone who prefers to wait and actually listen to the end product before releasing a plague of locusts!

So from the outset the album follows in the vein of previous releases, first track ‘Running Away From Love‘ starts in pure Whitesnake mode and then Herbie launches head first, and launch he certainly does. His voice lends a much more out and out hard rock slant to the track, less of the slightly bluesy rock traits of previous albums.

As the album progresses we’re taken from the Whitesnake influence to late 80’s Uriah Heep to the Scorpions, all of which is absolutely fine by me. There is a slight veering off that direction on ‘Dreamchaser‘, the clue is in the track title, at just over six and a half minutes this is a great piece of Rainbow influenced music.

No the band aren’t trying to invent the wheel, to me they’re treading the path taken by The Dead Daisies in that they are unashamedly playing late 80’s/early 90’s hard rock and good on them for doing it. Yes it’s nice to hear bands trying new directions or laying down their own stamp but it’s also great just to be taken back to those heady days and reminisce as it were.

With eleven tracks (thirteen on the digipak) it’s an album that I’ve already played numerous times and rather a high volume!

Highly recommended.


King King Start UK Tour At Shepherd’s Bush Empire On 17 January

Award-winning blues rock band King King kick-off their UK tour with their biggest London concert to date at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 13th January with special guests Rhino’s Revenge (feat. Rhino from Status Quo).

Other dates include the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January, the Bath Forum on Saturday 20th January (also supported by Rhino’s Revenge), the Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 26th January (supported by Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band) and the Sheffield Leadmill on Saturday 27th January (supported by Xander and the Peace Pirates). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.

 King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ in October 2017 via Manhaton Records, which received rave reviews by fans and the media. The album features the band’s singles ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’‘and ‘Long Time Running‘ which have been big hits on Planet Rock radio in the UK. ‘Exile & Grace‘ delivers a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

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Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace‘ definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!

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