Seeking to continue the broad-shouldered and durable sound of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s, sensational British hard rock quintet 10. Gauge are poised to unleash their slick and heavy-set debut EP Rain’s Comin’,due for public release on 18th June 2018.

Based on the outskirts of North London, 10. Gauge mark the occasion with the release of their cool rock ballad ‘Hand You’re Dealt‘ as a video single. The track will become available for download from 28th May 2018.

Sharing a stylistic palette with modern alternative hitters Black Stone Cherry (and with a hint of Alter Bridge’s arena rock sound), the chunky riff-riot of ‘Hand You’re Dealt‘ sees vocalist Rob Jewson equip the same vocal grit given to Appetite for Destruction by Axl Rose, and has the makings of a true summertime favourite.

On the creative direction of Rain’s Comin’, the band remarks;
We wanted to give a positive twist to the concept of approaching rain. Sometimes a deluge is needed to eliminate the old and replace it with the new. Rain washes away the dirt and brings vitality, freshness and, of course, life. This is an idea we wanted to capture in our debut EP”
We have five songs, written five years ago — five quarters, no cents, five in the eye: it’s a collection of five hard-hitting belters that will get people to take notice!”

Produced by Wes “Wesonator” Maebe at Monnow Valley Studio, Rain’s Comin’ is filled with carbide-strength, armour-piercing riffs, hammer-blow drums and intensely emotional voices; all linked to the close-knit work ethic of the band — always organized — forever connected.

Live Dates
26th May. The Lounge
2nd June. Camden Rocks
7th July. 3G festival. Gravesend

Members
Rob Jewson – Vocals
TJ – Lead Guitar
Kieran Best – Rhythm Guitar
Gareth Dearing – Bass
Neil Felgate – Drums

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US power metal band Reverence have released a new lyric video for ‘Phoenix Rising‘, the track is taken from their latest EP ‘Foreverence‘. The video was edited by Tracy Holland.

Reverence have recently singed a multi album deal for Europe, CIS and UK with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Reverence is working in the moment on a live CD and writing on a new full length studio album for an release later this year.

Line up:

Scott Oliva (ex-Wind Wraith, Innerstrength)
Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo Blade)
Paul Kleff (Firewolfe, Metal Church live)
Steve ‘Doc Killdrums’ Wacholz (Savatage/Crimson Glory)
Russ Pzutto (Twisted Sister live)
Pete Rossi (RIP)

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Space Vacation, the San Francisco, California (Bay area) true metal champions featuring ex- Vicious Rumors guitarist Kiyoshi Morganare are proud to announce their upcoming California ‘Speed Of Sound Tour‘ during May / June 2018.

Space Vacation lead singer / guitarist Scott Shapiro has checked in with the following comment:

Initiate countdown. We are getting ready to blast off. Its been a while since we hit the road but the landing module is ready and Petaluma, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and Oakland should brace for impact. We’re super hyped to take the show on the road and this California tour should be the start of some bigger things to come. If we’re not landing in your town this time, be on the lookout because we are planning to explore the Pacific Northwest toward the end of the summer ending in Ukiah, CA where we will be headlining the Redwood Metal Fest and then on to Europe in the Fall. Looking forward to drinking all your beer, smoking all your herb and leaving a wake of bangovers as we shred our way across time and space.Tootles.”

In other news, our new upcoming video is finally in production with an estimated mid summer release date, our guitarist Kiyo finally lost enough weight to fit into his leather pants again and our latest album “Lost in the Black Divide” is our best selling album to date.

Tour dates:

May 30 – Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, Ca
(supporting Anvil, ShadowSide, Metalfier and Tempest)

May 31 – Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
(alongside Ed Guage’s Steelwitch, Tzinami)

June 1 – The Bancroft – Spring Valley, CA (San Diego county)
(alongside Tzimani and Solar Haze)

June 2 – The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
(alongside Tyranis, Tzinami, Solar Haze, Meltdown)

June 5 – The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
(alongside Railgun, Ninja Ghandi and Trecelence)

Space Vacation band line-up:

Scott Shapiro – Lead Singer / Guitars
Kiyo Morgan – Shredding Guitars
Kai Sun – Lead Bass
Cubby Baumann – Thunder

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British Heavy Metal Band MONUMENT have released a new music video for ‘The Chalice‘. It’s the third single off their upcoming album ‘Hellhound‘, to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

The video includes a cast of some of the biggest names in the British pro wrestling scene such as WWE UK Superstar Trent Seven, Chardonnay Darcy, Defiant Wrestling champion Millie McKenzie, BLW Women’s champion Jamie Hayter and Charli Evans. Also included in the video is Monument‘s very own championship title belt crafted by the band’s frontman Peter Ellis who also creates title belts for WWE, NXT and Channel 5’s Lip Sync Battle UK, among others, with his title belt business Leather Rebels.

Peter Ellis, the voice of MONUMENT quotes: “The Chalice is one of my favourite tracks on the album and one that I feel adds another layer to our sound that was not there previously, while still sounding distinctly Monument. Lyrically, the song is about the challenges we all face in our everyday lives and the choices between good and evil that we all have to make at certain points.

Hellhound’ is Monument‘s third studio album consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus tracks of pure British heavy metal. Twin guitar melodies, loud bass tones, thundering drums and soaring tenor vocals are all present in abundance. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from a variety of sources like history, urban London life, the occult and personal relationships. Tony Newton’s inclusion as the band’s producer has captured the band’s real sound for the first time and that sound is unmistakably British.”

Singer Peter Ellis of MONUMENT– comments: “Hellhound is, in my opinion, the best album we have released so far in our career. The song writing is a lot more mature on this album and the songs are very cohesive. Musically, it is the natural progression of Hair Of The Dog, with lots of twin harmonies, loud lead bass tones etc. Lyrically, I drew inspiration from different sources and situations, like I usually tent to do, so it is a mixture of historical themes, urban London culture as well as some more lighthearted stuff which I do enjoy writing as well. Another big step up was the inclusion of Tony Newton to the team as our producer, which played a very big part in finally being able to capture the real sound of the band on tape and it is something we have always wanted to do. Monument is a “live” band and Tony was able to capture that in a really cool way.

Album track listing:

  1. William Kidd
  2. The Chalice
  3. Death Avenue
  4. Nightrider
  5. Hellhound
  6. Wheels of Steel
  7. The End
  8. Attila
  9. Straight Through the Heart

Bonus Tracks (Digipack & Special Boxset Exclusives):

  1. Creatures of the Night
  2. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rainbow cover)
  3. Deja vu (Iron Maiden cover)

Line up:

Peter Ellis – Vocals
Lewis Stephens – Lead Guitar
Dan Baune – Lead Guitar
Daniel Bate – Bass Guitar
Giovanni Durst – Drums

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Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce the signing of critically acclaimed progressive rock band Argos for the release of their eagerly anticipated fifth album – entitled ‘Unidentified Dying Objects‘ – in Summer 2018.

This follow up to 2015’s warmly received ‘A Seasonal Affair‘ sees the Mainz-based quintet joined by a stellar guest list, including Andy Tillison (The Tangent), Linus Kåse (Änglagård, Brighteye Brison) and Marek Arnold (Damanek, Toxic Smile, Seven Steps To The Green Door and many others). ‘Unidentified Dying Objects‘ sees the band continue to develop their blend of Canterbury-scene influences and contemporary progressive rock, and also marks the debut studio performance as a full member of the band by keyboardist Thilo Brauss.

Thomas Klarmann, bassist and founder member of the band said “we happily agreed to join the Bad Elephant Music family – for this German progressive rock band, signing to a British label feels coming home!

I’ve loved Argos’ music since hearing their first album in 2009,” says David Elliott, BEM’s label manager, “and they’ve been a mainstay on my podcast ever since. When Thomas approached me about joining The Elephant I said ‘yes’ immediately. They’re one of the best prog bands around, and ‘Unidentified Dying Objects‘ is their best work yet.

The new album, featuring stunning artwork from long-term collaborator Bernd Webler, will be released on 20th July 2018, with pre-orders available from mid-June.

Argos may be the most British-sounding progressive rock band to come out of Germany!

The band was originally conceived as a solo project by Thomas Klarmann, whose passion for progressive music was reignited on discovering the new progressive movement in the 1990s spearheaded by acts such Spock’s Beard and The Flower Kings. In partnership with vocalist and keyboards player Robert Gozon, Superdrama was formed, with drummer Ulf Jacobs offering his services after hearing the duo’s work on Myspace. The new trio, now called Argos, signed to Musea in 2008, releasing their eponymous debut album the following year.

Their second album ‘Circles‘ (2010) added guitarist and producer Rico Florczak to expand their sound, followed by ‘Cruel Symmetry‘ in 2012, and the highly-acclaimed ‘A Seasonal Affair‘ (2015) featuring guest talents Andy Tillison and Marek Arnold. The band also began performing live, including making a much-lauded appearance at the Summer’s End festival in 2014.

Now the band bring their unique blend of Canterbury scene influences and contemporary progressive rock into the Bad Elephant Music family, and look forward to releasing their latest work, ‘Unidentified Dying Objects, in 2018.

Line up:
Thomas Klarmann – Bass, flute, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Robert Gozon – keyboards, guitars, vocals
Ulf Jacobs – drums, percussion, vocals
Rico Florczak – guitars, vocals
Thilo Brause – keyboards, melodica, violin

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Heavy Rockers Tower Of Babel featuring guitar shredder Joe Stump (Raven Lord, Holyhell) and mastermind Csaba Zvekan (vocals)  (Exorcism, Raven Lord, Metal Machine) have inked a record deal with the Swiss label Dream Records.

The record will be re-released with a brand new mix and master on an undisclosed release date via Dream Records.

Singer and producer of the record Csaba Zvekan comments:

“…Well, well, well. The record was taken down from the markets due to licensing issues. So then I found a new label Dream Records who will do a re-release for us. In the meantime I’m working on a new mix and master as I did not like what was previously released anyway.

The songs will be much more compact with the guitar solos cut shorter.
After all this is a band effort and not anybodies solo or instrumental record.
When I started this band with Craig Gruber (Rainbow, Elf, Gary Moore) I had a clear vision of the sound and role. Unfortunately I let way too much “ego” from certain players in the band take over and that will stop now.
   \m/…”

Track listing:

Dragonslayer

It’s Only Rock’n’Roll

Lake of Fire

Addicted

Midnight Sun

Eternal Flames

Once Again

Stardust

Eyes of the World

Lamb and the Wolves

Thoth

Line up:

Csaba Zvekan – Vocals
Joe Stump – Guitar
Maestro Mistheria – Keyboards
Nic Angileri – Bass Guitar
Mark Cross – Drums

 

 

Space Elevator has released  a video for ‘We Can Fly‘ taken from their new album ‘Space Elevator II‘, released May 25th on Steamhammer/SPV.

The band are about to embark on a UK tour to support their new album.

UK TOUR – MAY 2018. (click on venue name for ticket ordering)

17th May 2018
The Diamond, 47 Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4GH
18th May 2018
The Dreadnought Kings St Bathgate, EH48 1AX
19th May 2018
20th May 2018
Eleven, Stoke-On -Trent Staffs, ST6 5PD
24th May 2018
Bucks Students’ Union High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 2JZ
25th May 2018
The Hammersmith Club London, W6 9DH
31st May 2018
The Bullingdon 162 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
15th June 2018
Leo’s The Red Lion Crete Hall Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 9AA
29th July 2018
Cambridge Rock Festival Horseheath Lodge, Dean Road, Horseheath, Cambs, CB21 4PT

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Savannah, GA hard rocker’s LINDSY SAYS have released their first video for their upcoming debut single, ‘Hold On Me‘.

LINDSY SAYS, the brainchild of frontman Jared Matthew, initially came together in 2015 and last year morphed into their current lineup (consisting of guitarist, Dustin Kiernan, bassist, Zack Joy, and drummer, Jonathan Parker).

Hold On Me‘ comes from the band’s self titled debut album produced by Rusty Wilmot in Orlando, FL due out later this summer.  The band evenly balances all ten songs between old school melodic metal and new modern rock, with a focus on strong vocal performance laced with infectious melodies. “We are all big fans of the 80s and respect what was created in that time period, but we do not say we are an 80 s band – we are straight ahead rock n roll.  At the end of the day music is music and we just want to rock with everyone,” says Jared.

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