Los Angeles prog rock outfit Lucid Fly have released a lyric video for ‘Visions of Grandeur‘, the first single from their forthcoming Building Castles in Air opus.
Building Castles in Air was produced by the band themselves throughout studios in Southern California and Oregon and mixed in Australia by ARIA award winning engineer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Twelve Foot Ninja, etc). The band raised the bar on this new release, challenging themselves more, both musically and emotionally, than they had previously. Singer Nikki Layne and guitarist, Doug Mecca say, “We wanted the music to tell the story, through more than just the words. Sonically, we experimented a lot with guitar and vocal tones, dynamics, and layers to capture some of the contrasting themes throughout the album – introspection, melancholy, longing, daydreaming, transformation, and a sense of hope and optimism.”
Formed in Orlando, FL, Lucid Fly developed a loyal fanbase throughout the Southeastern United States before founders Nikki Layne and Doug Mecca decided to move things west in the early 2000’s, making Los Angeles their new home. Three Ep’s and an invite from Mike Portnoy to join the ‘Progressive Nation at Sea‘ cruise in 2014 saw the band proving themselves to be a major contender in the ever-competitive prog rock world.
Lucid Fly‘s Building Castles in Air is released 11 November via Hour Eleven Music.
Former Sister Sin vocalist LIV SIN is currently working on her debut solo album for Swedish label Despotz Records. The album is being produced by longtime U.D.O. bassist, Fitty Wienhold. It can now be announced that the album is being co-produced by longtime Accept and U.D.O. member, Stefan Kaufmann. The as yet untitled album is expected to see a worldwide release in early 2017.
Liv says of the collaboration, “I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he can bring that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience in both Accept and Udo”. Stefan Kaufmann adds, “When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.”
From the dark beaches of south Sweden, Liv ”Sin” Jagrell emerged as a major force as the vocalist for hard rockers Sister Sin. Throughout their 13 year career, Sister Sin sold thousands of albums and toured the world with high profile packages supporting the likes of Slayer and King Diamond on the Rockstar Mayhem festival tour, as well as being a part of last year’s Revolver magazine ”Hottest Chicks in Metal” tour.
Sister Sin toured relentlessly for over a decade across Europe and North America garnering an intensely loyal following of rockers that craved the band’s aggressive and melodic brand of hard rock.
The full line-up for Fibrofest 2017 has now been revealed and it’s one which lends itself to being a rather special night. Having raised £1500 for Fibromyalgia Action UK through this year’s inaugural Fibrofest, we look forward to raising the bar even higher next year!
The DGB have released a trailer video to promote their ‘More Is More album’
Originally released a couple of years ago, the album has been re-released and is available to buy now! Available from all good online retailers. For physical copies please go to the band’s website.
The band will be embarking on a UK Tour next month.
Danny Giles – Vocals/Guitar
Pat Garvey – Drums
Jon Chase – Bass
Devilskin are amped to announce their second studio album, Be Like The River will release on Friday November 11, 2016.
To coincide with the release of Be Like The River, the band unveil a new video for the single ‘Pray‘.
‘Pray‘ is a killer track with a punchy, combative riff and a deep message about friendship, betrayal and hope. The video was directed by Tim Van Dammen.
The band comment “We are beyond excited to be releasing our new studio album Be Like The River on November 11th. The title comes from a lyric of ours ‘Be like the river and cut through the stone’, the message is about reaching your goals through perseverance and unwavering determination. It has been an incredible journey so far for Devilskin and we feel this album really encapsulates and represents our evolution as a band, as songwriters and as people.”
Be Like The River
will be available as an 11 track album, 13 track deluxe pack and Gatefold LP vinyl edition. Pre Sales are available now from iTunes.
The album was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour. After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy, Murphy produced and mixed the album, and working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.
Barny Bewick from Indium Design created the artwork for the album. Devilskin say “we are incredibly proud of these songs and it was crucial to have the right visuals for the album so we again utilised the talents of Barny to create artwork that is as stunning and evocative as the music on the album.”
Devilskin’s debut album We Rise released in 2014, went straight to the top of the charts remaining as the Number 1 Album and Number 1 Kiwi Artist Album for 3 weeks and achieving Gold Sales after only 2 weeks. UK and European show followed where the band were met by critical acclaim.
Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Pauls’ sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Pauls evil twin.
Following the release of their second album Be Like The River,Devilskin “start 2017 with a massive gig in Christchurch out doors & next to Canterbury Cathedral that was damaged in the earthquakes in 2010, we see the New Year in with our friends Halestorm before we head to Australia with them for some shows on the East Coast. We definitely want to get back to the UK and Europe early in the new year and we are currently locking in dates. Watch this space! “Be Like The River pre sales are available here:
Believe In Me
Plus on Deluxe 13 Track
London blues rockers Dirty Thrills have just premiered their video for single ‘Lonely Soul’ and release a a very special acoustic EP ‘Devils Wine’ 21st October 2016.
‘Lonely Soul‘ is about the hardship of losing somebody you love and was recently featured in Classic Rock’s ‘Tracks of The Week’.
The track features on their new EP. Lead singer Louis James explains “Acoustic is pretty new to us, we played a couple of sets at Ramblin’ Man Fair last month and were blown away by the response from the fans, so this is for them, with thanks!
The title ‘Devils Wine’ holds fond memories of my dad, who whenever he would enjoy a drink or two, he would recite the origins of the phrase ‘Devils Wine’.
So come along to a gig, grab some devils wine, and enjoy.”
Their first UK headline tour. The ‘Heavy Living’ tour will begin on the 21st of October 2016 at The Firebug in Leicester and end with a special free show in London at The Big Red on 3rd of November.
The band have recently finished their headline tour across Spain and joined Europe as special guests across Europe, following a personal invite from Joey Tempest.
Check out their website for a full list of dates and details of where you can get tickets: