British melodic rock band The Room have released a video for the track ‘Broken‘.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, ‘Caught By The Machine‘, which is scheduled for release in February 2019.

The new album will be their first at their new label home White Star Records. S

White Star Records‘ Chris Hillman said, “I’d been aware of The Room for some time and became very impressed with their musicianship, however the thing that really won me over was this huge step up in their melodic, anthemic quality. It feels like The Room are growing and developing with every album, and I find many of their melodies going around in my head after listening – real “ear worms” that I think will resonate with a large audience. Get ready for some quality prog with sticky, memorable moments!”

The Room‘s vocalist Martin Wilson said, “I had to think long and hard about how ‘Broken‘ was to be approached. I’d always wanted to play with the idea that most problems people have are brought on by themselves; Wrong life decisions, bad investments, excessive drink and drugs abuse, mistreatment of others and so on. Often, I have found that people in these positions are the first to complain, but the last to admit fault. With ‘Broken‘, the instrumental backdrop is uplifting, with this jaunty feel to it, but I wanted to find something different – a juxtaposition, if you like – to the lyrics, adding a little more intrigue to the song. So we’ve got this upbeat instrumental backing, while the lyrics offer a slightly darker picture. Spiraling out of control because of one’s own actions, how life can crash over negativity you’ve brought on yourself and so on…and yet you still complain and pass blame.”

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CORRODED have released a brand new video and single, ‘Burn‘, taken from their upcoming ‘Bitter’ album.

The band’s previous release, ‘Defcon Zero’ was an album borne out of frustration and anger due, in no small part to on-going label politics, and although the album finally saw the light of day last year, it was actually held in limbo for five years. Despite that delay, the band used the time wisely, getting to grips with every aspect of recording; from mic placement and different amps right through to mixing and mastering. Signing a new deal with Despotz Records saw the band effectively restarting their career; (‘We had to make up for lost time’ lead guitarist Tomas comments now) and with that in mind, the band wasted no time in getting back into the studio to record the follow-up to their Despotz Records debut. Following a successful run of dates with Pain and their own headlining run, CORRODED were battle ready and soon began work on what would become ‘Bitter’. With time conspiring against them, the band found themselves left with one weekend available to begin putting together song ideas. Working in such a pressurised way only brought the very best out of each of the band members, the kind of connection that only comes from years of playing together meant that the songs were soon coming together.

The last album CORRODED recorded was nearly 5 years ago. Due to a shift of labels that album was released just last year. Since that the band had to make up for lost time and that meant an awful lot of touring. As fun as it is to travel the world and play shows for their loyal fans they also knew they had to make another album as quickly as possible not to lose the momentum again. That left the band with an extremely short amount of time. With only a handful of song ideas laying around and only one weekend to write new material the odds were once again not looking too good for the band.

We made three songs that weekend and together with the rest of the ideas we had we started to build what would become the finished album” – says Tomas, guitar and backing vocals. 

“The whole process was best compared to Frankenstein’s monster. We cut everything up and put it back together a couple of times until we felt that we were on the right track.” -Tomas says.

When it was finally time to start writing the lyrics it wasn’t very hard to find topics to write about. The break with our first record label and the political state of the world had us all irritated and angry. The album title came quite easy and is the perfect sum up word for how we’d felt over the last couple of years. We also felt it was time to move on and there’s no better way to do that than to make a hard-hitting metal album.” Says Jens, lead singer and guitar.

We started all stressed out and weren’t even sure we’d make the album done in time but not only did we get it done in time, it came out far greater than we could have hoped for! It’s brutal, honest, melodic yet edgy. It’s CORRODED and it’s BITTER!” -Jens, Per, Bjarne and Tomas

Bitter’ is released via Despotz Records on January 25th 2019

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REƎCE have released an Official video for the track ‘Two Coins And A Dead Man‘, taken from their latest album ‘Resilient Heart‘ which was released on Mighty Music. Order the album at www.targetshop.dk

REƎCE, ex-voice of ACCEPT, has also been confirmed as special guest for the U.D.O. live dates from February 1st til February 13th 2019.

01.02.2019 D-Heidelberg – Halle 02
02.02.2019 D-Regensburg – Eventhall Airport
03.02.2019 D-Stuttgart – LKA
06.02.2019 D-München – Backstage
07.02.2019 CH-Pratteln – Z7
08.02.2019 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
09.02.2019 D-Schwalmstadt – Festhalle Treysa
10.02.2019 D-Leipzig – Felsenkeller
12.02.2019 D-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
13.02.2019 D-Hannover – Capitol

There is no doubt, that this will be a blast for all fans of Accept and heavy metal in general.

David Reece comments “I wanted to create something different with this video. Back to more of a short movie type of thing. Being it was one of the first songs written for the album I’ve always felt it’s needed to be seen visually along with the sonics. Valerio Fea was the director I found him through Fiorella Scatena who’s Andrea Vergori our keyboard players love. Valerio was great capturing my vision for the song in my head. The original model flaked on day of shooting so I made my first choice who was my lovely wife Nadia to step in (hopefully I’m safe with her and Knives now?) Lena Angioni added her talents with Malte Frederik Burkert, Martin Jepsen Andersen and Marco Angioni in the black and white footage. I’m very pleased with the songs response it seems to be a fan and media favorite so enjoy people and stay Resilient!

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Walter Trout will release his new album ‘Survivor’s Blues‘ globally on January 25, 2019.

The album is available to Pre-order on CD, Black 2LP or Limited edition Orange 2LP. A
free poster included with MLG store pre-orders, while stocks last!

Trout is no ordinary artist and this is no ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, he had a bolder plan for this release.  Trout shares. “I’m riding in my car sometimes, and I’ve got a blues station on – and here’s another band doing Got My Mojo Workin’. And there’s a little voice in me that says, ‘Does The World need another version of that song?’ So I came up with an idea. I didn’t want to do ‘Stormy Monday’ or ‘Messin’ With The Kid.’ I didn’t want to do the Blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered. And that’s how Survivor Blues started…

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One of their biggest hits is ‘We Don’t Celebrate Sundays‘ but without a shadow of doubt, Hardcore Superstar will be joined by thousands of festival-goers as the curtain closes on the inaugural Call of the Wild Festival at Lincolnshire Showground. Providing the ultimate feel-good party to end the weekends’ festivities.

The Call Of The Wild organisers are delighted to have Swedish Rock icons Hardcore Superstarcomplete the Main Stage (now named Kilmister Stage as a tribute to the legend of Lemmy) headliners along with The Wildhearts, who release their first original line up studio album in 20 years in 2019, and The Virginmarys who are riding a very welcome wave of high critical acclaim for new album ‘Northern Sun Sessions‘.
The organisers are equally thrilled to confirm Tax The Heat as special guests on Saturday Kilmister Stage.
THESE GUYS ARE EASILY THE BEST NEW BAND I HAVE HEARD IN YEARS!” – Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy & Black Star Riders

Also completing the highly energised sleazy Sunday main stage are Swedish pop-rockers Bai Bang.

Call Of The Wild are pleased to welcome the addition of the Badlands stage which features a vast range of current punk and indie bands including; Ducking PunchesRazorbats (debut UK appearance for the Norwegian band), The Finest HourMiss VincentWacoThree Day Millionaires, New Generation Superstars & The Spangles.

The Cloven Hoof stage has taken shape and over the three days boasts a spectrum of bands from Classic rock to Post-hardcore. Headliners are; Rocky Shades’ Wrathchild (who will be revisiting the groundbreaking ‘Stakk Attakk’ album), Italian sleaze rockers Speed Stroke and the raging riffmaster monster Witch Tripper. Bolstered by new blood bands; Digital CriminalsEveryday HeroesDrudgeThe Dissident YouthGasoline OutlawsLords of Ruin and Tantrum to name a but a handful.

There is one slot left on the Call Of The Wild line-up, and that is for the festivals opening band.

The honour of kicking off the first ever Call Of The Wild Festival will go to the winner of a Battle Of The Bands competition to be held throughout April and March of 2019, at the awesome Alleykat Club in Lincoln.

The top two bands from each heat will be chosen for the final, with the overall victor gaining the final main stage slot and the honour of opening Call Of The Wild history!.

The winning band will receive the following:

  • Open Mainstage
  • Studio time to record a single that will be released on WDFD records with PR campaign
  • A 12-month sponsorship deal with Cloven Hoof Rum
  • Live studio session and interview on The Rock Train show at Siren FM

More details of how to enter and battle for this valuable prize will be announced soon.

 

The full line up for the first Call Of The Wild is:

Kilminster Stage
Friday
The Virginmarys
Trucker DiabloLast Great DreamersA Joker’s RageThe Idol DeadNaked Six, BOTB Winners

Saturday
The Wildhearts
Tax the HeatMassiveColt 45Falling RedFire Red EmpressThe EroticsDigital CriminalsStevie R Pierce & The Hooligans

Sunday
Hardcore Superstar
Kickin ValentinaBullets And OctaneThe King LotTomorrow Is LostBai BangTheiaRival BonesSamarkind

Cloven Hoof Stage
Headliners
Friday – (Rocky Shades) Wrathchild
Saturday – Speed Stroke
Sunday – Witch Tripper
plus: Hellbound HeartsTantrumLords Of RuinChasin’ The TrainNew Generation SuperstarsBlack King CobraSilk RoadThe KutStand AloneBurnt Out WreckEveryday HeroesThe SourheadsPsychobabylonConcrete KingdomsBad PollyannaDrudgeHot Hot DeathThe Dissident Youth

Badlands Stage
Headliners
Friday – Razorbats
Saturday – Ducking Punches
Sunday – The Human Project
plus: Miss VincentNorthern CaptivesDroll ManThe Finest HourCadence NoirGutsThe SpanglesThree Day MillionairesHeartsinkBeachmasterFalse Flags

plus: VIP Welcome party with Electric Jesters | MC Pete K Mally across the weekend.

SAINT APACHE are releasing their third E.P. Black Days and premiering their ferally-energetic video Tory Man from it. Black Days will drop on 22nd February 2019 and ‘Tory Man‘ is available to buy or stream 14th December 2018.

Black Days is a strong 4-track EP. There’s energy, anger and conviction in these here tracks, as well as in-the-moment performance and skilled musicianship: Thom Meredith‘s raw vocals riding over Adam Oarton‘s driving drums, Leo Burdett‘s soaring lead guitar and Ross Towner‘s powerful bass.

Black Daysshows off SAINT APACHE‘s edge and range, from the speed and undiluted energy of ‘Amongst Vultures‘, the big driving guitar work and aggressive vocals of ‘The Shameful to the almost hypnotic hooks and rhythms of ‘Strive to Survivethen the slow and heavy politically-charged ‘Tory Man‘.

SAINT APACHE concerts are high-tempo chaos: “Our shows are hectic, to be honest,” they admit and proclaim, “They are everything that rock music should be about. Full frontal. In your face! A rock-show should be physical, and it should be off the cuff. That’s exactly how we do things.

In June, SAINT APACHE headlined and tore up the Platform 1 stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, then this November, SAINT APACHE took that high-octane vibrancy to Manchester, opening for Pitchshifter’s 20th Anniversary gig there and continue to go from strength to strength with their new releases.

Tory Man‘ (from ‘Black Days‘ – now released as a video) further explores and expresses the band’s artistic and political ideals: “This is what we are about as a band: inequality, media lies, the double standards of those who rule us, and the legalisation of cannabis… These are the things we shout about. And when we come to perform, we explore them.

The band’s political proclamations are backed up by musical skills that draw from many genres: “Our music comes from our different backgrounds, but together we create face-to-face music that plays at punkish speed, and has the sick sound of hardcore with classic rock grooves too… combined with the energy, commitment and true message of early punk.

Check out this powerful, rising band, with something to say and the musical skills to add energy to their ideals, with the release of their third E.P. ‘Black Daystheir previous E. P’s. ‘Wolf Machine‘ (2017), self-titled debut EP (2016) and their forthcoming live performances and touring.

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Secret Rule was formed in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rhythms and catchy melodies. During these five years, Secret Rule conquered their space in the metal scene.The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals from  Angela Di Vincenzo, masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario, with accurate bass playing by Michele Raspanti and the powerful drumming from Nicola Corrente.

Secret Rule’s live shows offer a lot of energy and consist of a mix of heavy guitar riffs with electronic elements and incredible keyboard lines – a total impact between metal music and awesome melodies.

Three albums, ‘Transposed Emotions‘ (2015), ‘Machination‘ (2016) and  ‘The Key To The World‘ (2017), so far have been released. The group built a solid fan base, supported by their live activity and featured special guests like Aylin (Sirenia), Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), Timo Somers (Delain), Sander Zoer (Delain, Leah) and Henning Basse (Mayan, Firewind).

Secret Rule played a lot of shows all over the Europe, including headlining European tours, sharing the stage with great bands such as Delain, Beyond the Black, Xandria, Serenity, Kobra & the Lotus, Blaze Bayley, Visions of Atlantis and Cellar Darling and performing festivals including the Barcia Metal Fest and the Metal Fest Event – Femme.

Secret Rule’s new, fourth album is called ‘The 7 Endless‘ and shows a progress in the band’s sound. This time, all aspects were handled of by the band themselves. The concept was inspired by ‘The Endless‘, characters created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book ‘The Sandman‘.

Line-up:

Angela Di Vincenzo – Vocals

Andy Menario – Guitar & Keyboards

Michele Raspanti – Bass

Nicola Corrente – Drums

Special Guests: Andrea Ciccomartino (Graal) – Male vocals on ‘Dream’

Christian Ice – Additional keyboards , electronics and loops

Gabrielle Chiararo – Narrator on ‘The Endless’ and ‘Desire’

Marco Roberto Capelli – Introduction

Tour dates:

01.12. D-Bad Salzungen, KW 70*

02.12. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben*

07.12. UK-Birmingham, Scruffy Murphys

08.12. UK-Manchester, Factory

08.02. I-Rome, Defrag

09.02. I-Mantua, Arci Tom

10.02. I-Rozzano, Circolo Svolta

* with Haggard & Eternal Silence

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Australian rock band Electric Mary are thrilled to announce the release their new studio album ‘Mother’ on Friday 15th February via Listenable Records. The album features the single ‘Woman’.

Electric Mary have been around for 10 years and their fourth studio album promises to be as ground-breaking as the band’s previous albums.

Tracklisting:

1. Gimme Love
2. Hold Onto What You Got
3. How Do You Do It
4. Sorry Baby
5. The Way You Make Me Feel
6. It’s Alright
7. Long Long Day
8. Woman

The five-piece have become globally renowned for their explosive brain-bending live performances and at home in Australia are regarded as one of, if not the best live bands in the country. At home in Melbourne, the band has held their own while sharing the world’s stages with some of the most revered names in hard rock. Whitesnake took them on the road, Judas Priest asked them to support, Deep Purple had them in stadiums. Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Def Leppard all followed and even after 10 years on the road Electric Mary continue to impress rock music fans and media across the planet.

Frontman Rusty Brown about ‘Mother’: “Music has always had something to say when it comes to relationships. This is 2.30 minutes of rip-roaring rock that delivers the punchline.

Line-Up:
Rusty Brown – Lead Vocals
Pete Robinson – Guitar, Vocals
Alex Raunjak – Bass
Brett Wood – Guitar, Vocals
Spyder – Drums

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