In October 2020 Witche’s Brew will release their 4th album ‘Chronicles Of Electric Sorcery‘ via Universal Music Italia.
Recently the dedicated rockers released a 2nd music video for the album track ‘Contagious‘.

Promising Italian Witche’s Brew got together by their own Rock’n’Roll destiny in 2007.

The band’s name Witche’s Brew is taken from the name of guitarist Mirko Witche Bosco. In 2008 the hungry bunch of hard rockers recorded a live EP, ‘Pentatonicspeedfreaks‘ during an Austrian tour.

Two years later Witche’s Brew recorded their first full length release ‘White Trash Sideshow‘, published through Black Widow Records. The year 2011 the formation participated in the compilation ‘Return To The Sabbath‘, a tribute to Black Sabbath.

2012 saw them recording their second album ‘Supersonicspeedfreaks‘, also with Black Widow Records, this time with the participation of special guests including none other than Nik Turner of Hawkwind, Frederick Martin Grice of Delirium amongst others.

In 2015 Witche’s Brew recorded the third album ‘Against The Grain‘, also with Black Widow Records as label partner.

After a few usual changes in the band they finally found finally the perfect line-up to record their fourth and best album to date: ‘Chronicles Of Electric Sorcery‘, out in October on Universal Music Group Italy.

Tracklisting:

01. Find A Way
02. Redneck Saloon
03. Shot Of Rum
04. Devil’s Whorehouse
05. Contagious
06. Ti Bon Ange
07. Take You There
08. Good Spot
09. See You Next Time
10. Out Of Control

 

Not many things are as exciting as new beginnings. Enter Calyces, the new Greek groove metal quartet, who have streamed another new track from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Impulse to Soar‘ (due to be released 16th October).

Unfair Labor‘ features a guest saxophone solo from Shining‘s Jørgen Munkeby, who said of the record: it’s “a broad spanning beast of massive, yet digestible, melodic strains, understated complexity, pulsating dynamics and lots of neat-o baritone vocalizing“.

Pre-order ‘Impulse to Soar‘: Here

Fronted by ex-Tardive Dyskinesia vocalist Manthos Stergiou, Calyces are a new force on the Greek metal scene.

The soon-to-be-released ‘Impulse to Soar‘ blends prog metal in the way it was shaped through the 00’s, with the finest elements of classic progressive rock from the 70’s, but all with a very 2020 twist. Low-tuned heavy riffs meld with a barrage of polyrhythmic attacks, atmospheric passages, and full-on groove, melody, and energy. An enervating and invigorating first step on to the scene; a record that will add to the collections of all supporters of modern-age Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Intronaut, King Crimson, Baroness, Tool, Gojira.

Additional flair and artistry was provided by Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) with a saxophone solo on ‘Unfair Labour‘ and of Chrysa Tsaltampasi (Spineless, Bella Fuzz) with vocals on ‘Beyond Sight‘. Mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer, Alan Douches (Mastodon, Kvelertak, The Dillinger Escape Plan etc) ‘Impulse to Soar‘ was recorded in various studios around Athens with these carefully selected collaborators in order to achieve the band’s desired natural, organic sound. Human substance intertwines with artistic complexity to create a thrilling and exhilaratingly impressive debut full-length.

A new vehicle has formed; a metaphor for rebirth and new shape of life. Calyces – the sepals that form a protective layer around a budding flower – is a fitting name for this most exquisite and yet powerful of groups. Forming in 2018, the quartet are made up of well-known Greek musicians, beyond Manthos: Alexis Stavropoulos (drums), Giannis Golfis (guitar) and Stelios Tragos (bass), all of them already key members in the bands ‘Insect Radio‘ and ‘Revenge Of The Giant Face‘.

The stunning artwork for ‘Impulse to Soar‘ was painted by Maria Stergiou, the vocalist’s sister.

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If you’re into straight, heavy and riff-oriented metal with catchy songs and hooks, look no further! German metal outfit GODSNAKE will release their debut album entitled ‘Poison Thorn‘ on October 23, 2020 via Massacre Records.

The band have released the official video for the album’s title track.

The lyric video for the previous single ‘Urge To Kill‘ is available: Here

Poison Thorn‘ was mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studios, whereas Björn Gooßes (Killustrations) designed the fantastic album artwork.

GODSNAKE‘s debut will be available on CD as well as in digital formats and is already available for pre-order: Here

Tracklisting:

  1. Urge To Kill
  2. Poison Thorn
  3. Sound Of The Broken
  4. We Disagree
  5. Stone The Crow
  6. Darkness
  7. You Gotta Pay
  8. Blood Brotherhood
  9. Hellbound Ride
  10. This Is The End

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Torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, INTERVALS, have announced the next chapter in their artistic journey today via the explosive new single ‘5-HTP‘. This latest offering finds Aaron Marshall – the creative force behind Intervals – exploring new sonic territory behind a massive wall of guitars, cannon-esque percussion, and a meticulous composition sure to excite the band’s longtime following while welcoming new fans into the fold.

The unveiling of ‘5-HTP‘ came alongside news that the band’s highly anticipated fourth full length, ‘Circadian‘, will be out 13th November 13, 2020 and is available now for pre-order. The studio documentary about the making of ‘Circadian‘ is also available to watch now on YouTube.

Aaron Marshall comments: “I’m so excited to be on the cusp of a new release! After 2.5 years of touring, and whatever the heck this year has been…here we are! ‘5-HTP‘ is a concise introduction to the world of ‘Circadian‘, and a quick taste of what this record has in store. As I was nearing the end of the writing process, I felt that the album needed an effective intro, and as a result, ‘5-HTP‘ was born. I hope everyone enjoys this precursor to the journey ahead, and I can’t wait to share more with everyone as we make our way towards the official drop!

Circadian‘ was co-produced by Marshall and fellow Torontonian, Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Obey The Brave, Like Pacific) – marking the first time the esteemed producer had ever worked on an instrumental record. It was also the first time that most of the work on an INTERVALS record was done locally in Toronto. As a result, Marshall had the opportunity to be more involved in the production and mixing process than ever before.

Circadian‘ is meant to be viewed as a singular piece, with obsessive attention paid to the flow of the record. It’s full of motifs, cadences, and themes that are revisited throughout the record and even recalled from previous releases. ‘Circadian‘ intentionally clocks in at eight songs and roughly 40 minutes, as Marshall gave considerable thought to where the sweet spot between listener satisfaction and desire to immediately play it back was. Every minute detail surrounding the record has purpose, and builds towards an all encompassing experience.

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Corners Of Sanctuary have issued a first album trailer, featuring a 1st part of a track-by-track trailer by guitarist, Mick Michaels. The band’s 7th album, ‘Heroes Never Die‘, will be released on 30th October, 2020.

As time flies, and with the heat of battle coming up due to the release of Corners Of Sanctuary‘s album no.7, founder, and veteran guitarist, Mick Michaels, talks about the first line of tracks out of ‘Heroes Never Die‘, providing insights and anecdotes in regards to the featured songs.  Listen to ‘Heroes Never Die‘ 1st part of a track-by-track trailer.

Heroes Never Die‘ is where the building blocks of Heavy Metal meet, melodies and hard hitting riffs, ol’ US Metal merged with European Metal, Riot meets Judas Priest & Satan, Malice meets Accept & Blitzkrieg and the list goes on and on.

Corners Of Sanctuary is one of the newest signings of RFL Records, establishing themselves as a pillar of Traditional Heavy Metal within the label’s roster.

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Release date: 30th October, 2020

Tracklisting:

  1. We Never
  2. Someone Else’s War
  3. The Truth in Lies
  4. Combat Shock
  5. Heroes Never Die
  6. Into the Fight
  7. I Will
  8. We Won’t Back Down (Do or Die)
  9. Best of the Best
  10. We Are the Dead (Dead Man Walking)
  11. Remember the Dawn
  12. Fight the Good Fight

Heroes Never Die‘ was produced by Mick Michaels, recorded & Mixed at Magic Ears Studios, PA. It was mastered by Bill Metoyer (Slayer / Fates Warning / W.A.S.P / Armored Saint / Sacred Reich) at SkullSeven Studio, CA

Corners Of Sanctuary have been around since the beginning of the decade, setting themselves as part of the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal, constantly flying the flag of the ever burning fire of the old school persuasion.

Throughout their career, Corners Of Sanctuary developed themselves as a hard working crew, no merely at the studio but also on the road. The band traveled throughout the US, far and wide, performing at legendary venues as such as Whisky A Go-Go, Rainbow, Trocadero Theater and The Met among some of the best in North America. Europe also had its fill from the eagerness and dedication of Corners Of Sanctuary, as the band came across touring Western Europe and the UK.

Corners Of Sanctuary had the honors to share stages with some of the leading artists of Traditional Heavy Metal and Hard Rock as UDO (ex-Accept), Stryper, Bulletboys, Saxon, Grim Reaper, Butcher Babies, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Anvil, Girlschool and their roll is yet to be done.

Corners Of Sanctuary are approaching the next decade of the 00s with conviction, inner strength to continue their legacy and head on creating Metal in its classic form, yet with a little blink towards the current state of affairs in their music scene. Some heads are gonna roll for sure.

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Stacey Lee – Vocals
Mad T – Drums
James Pera – Bass & Backing Vocals
Mick Michaels – Guitars & Keyboards

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Progressive metal artist Eric Francis has released his new LP ‘Under A Fake Sky‘, available on all digital platforms Now. Creating a deliberate sense of “musical whiplash” in his sound, Eric Francis uses a contrast between light and heavy elements in his writing. ‘Under A Fake Sky‘ was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic from March – July, and was created entirely by Francis in his home while in quarantine. Originally released on August 28th, he is excited to share the instrumental version a month later.

About the instrumental LP, Eric states: “I believe that the instrumental version of ‘Under a Fake Sky‘ provides a very different listening experience than the original album. Whether you dislike vocals in general or just want to focus your attention on the riffs and drum parts, you’ll definitely hear these songs in a new way without the vocals. Personally, I find the instrumental album to be very relaxing.

Progressive metal artist Eric Francis is always trying something different. Experimenting with elements of many rock and metal subgenres, his discography is a sonic melting pot always open for expansion. Self-described as creating a sense of ‘musical whiplash,’ Francis’ music is characterized by complicated rhythm guitar parts and “airy”, ambient leads, using a contrast between light and heavy elements in his writing. Prior to releasing music as a solo artist, Francis collaborated with many bands local to his home on Long Island.

His new LP, ‘Under A Fake Sky‘ (released August 28th) was created during the COVID-19 pandemic by Francis himself. Although the record was unplanned, Eric found himself inspired by the confines of quarantine to produce, write, record, mix, and master an album from his home. Lyrically, the LP tells the story of his personal experiences with quarantine, isolation, current events, and the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Under A Fake Sky‘ is a mesh of progressive metal and djent sounds that blend together seamlessly.

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Arc Arrival are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their single ‘Count Havoc Among Our Sins’. The single is the title track from the forthcoming EP ‘C.H.A.O.S.’ which is set to be released on 30th October.

Count Havoc Among Our Sins’ will be accompanied by a lyric video, which has been created by Lee Waters and will be released on 2nd October!

Arc Arrival explain why they feel this track is the best choice for release as a single: “Every song on the EP is well loved by the band, but ‘Count Havoc Among Our Sins’ was the first song we recorded and wrote for the EP and made the most sense to us to be the first release. It encompasses everything about us musically, and everything we were going through to get to this precise moment in our lives. It shows many of the singular feelings through this process with the heavy breakdowns and technical parts which we feel is the pinnacle of the beginning in the EPs track list.

Arc Arrival hail from Stirlingshire, Scotland. A semi-final slot in Glasgow’s Metal 2 The Masses competition shortly followed giving Arc Arrival the determination to progress further, knowing that they were on the right path musically. Since the release of their single ‘Wartorn’ in April 2019, the band have been refining their style with aggressive soundscapes, melodic guitars and both heavy and clean vocals, encapsulating their intense and modern sound.

PYRAMAZE release their second single & video’World Forgone‘,out now, new album ‘Epitaph‘ to be released on 13th November on AFM Records.

Danish Progressive Power Metal group PYRAMAZE has just inked a record deal in order to put out their next full-length studio album called ‘Epitaph’ via AFM Records. The album will be released on November 13th.

Both AFM Records and PYRAMAZE are extremely happy about the deal and are looking forward to a strong, professional and hopefully long partnership. This new musical union offers good prospects for both parties – while PYRAMAZE found a partner that has great expertise working with a lot of successful Progressive and Power Metal artist such as Evergrey, Orden Ogan, Redemption, Brothers Of Metal and many more, the band offers a tremendous amount of musical and technical craftmanship and quality to add to the labels roster.

This album being the third one with their current lineup, PYRAMAZE continues to fuse their signature meld of memorable melodies, powerful riffs and soaring catchy vocals to keep listeners coming back for more – pleasing both old and new PYRAMAZE fans alike. This upcoming release will prove to be their most melodic and accessible creation to date, featuring guest appearances by Brittney Slayes of Unleash the Archers, and former PYRAMAZE singers Matt Barlow and Lance King.

With their majestic clearly progressive first single ‘A Stroke Of Magic‘ released previously and ‘World Forgone‘ released today, PYRAMAZE show that they belong to the top of the European Progressive Power Metal Genre!

Epitaph‘ is available to order: Here

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