Devilskin

Devilskin release their new single ‘Never See The Light’ on June 10th following their first ever UK tour.

‘Never See The Light’ is a rollercoaster of a tune, the powerful driving bass riff at the beginning is portent to the emotive power the song has. It’s truculent, compelling and gripping. The message and the emotion behind ‘Never See The Light’  is very dear to Devilskin’s hearts.

Following the empowerment and self-belief of the last single ‘Start A Revolution’, ‘Never See The Light’ is more an introspective reflection of loss and love.

Jennie wrote the lyrics after their dear friend Shoki Kamishima, who played bass in a band they knew, took his own life.   New Zealand immigration service wouldn’t acknowledge his talents as being crucial or viable to his continuing stay in NZ with his band.  He got deported and sadly took his own life.

Devilskin wanted the video to have a fun theme and lighthearted moments to honour the sort of person Shoki was. Produced by the band the video was filmed in a local nightclub, with fans invited to be part of the audience, donning crazy and weird masks and costumes to great effect.

Both Start A Revolution’ andNever See The Light’ are taken from their debut album We RiseThe album debuted at #1 in New Zealand and became the first album since 2010 by a domestic rock band to achieve Platinum status, while the critics have lauded its UK release.

We Rise, has now been in the Top 20 NZ Albums chart for 93 weeks while the videos for We Risehave amassed over in excess of 1.8 million views on YouTube.

The four piece Devilskin hail from Hamilton, New Zealand and comprise of the mesmerizing Jennie Skulander on vocals, the red bearded ‘evil twins’ Nail and Paul Martin on guitars and Nic Martin on drums.  Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. In 2015 Devilskin have supported Mötley Crüe, Slash and Alice Cooper in New Zealand.  Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Devilskin’s irresistible We Rise is at times visceral, urgent and magniloquent but is also tempered with tenderness, empathy, love and bare souls. “ ‘We Rise’ is a roller coaster of emotions and moods, just like life” enthuses Paul Martin “there’s definitely power and there’s definitely passion. The songs are very real, and brutally honest, just like our live show.”

Musically twisted and possessed We Rise combines gorgeous melodies of heavy, bombastic rifts, with streamlined hard rock anthems aimed squarely at the arena circuit, no one else does it better right now.

Devilskin are currently mixing their new album and plan to return to the UK and Europe later this year.

You can purchase the We Rise CD HERE

 

 

 

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Finnish hard rockers Wishing Well opened up for Graham Bonnet Band at On The Rocks Club in Helsinki on 21 April. It provided a good chance for Wishing Well band leader Anssi Korkiakoski to meet Graham Bonnet and discuss continuation for ‘Hippie Heart Gypsy Soul‘, the song which they recorded last year and released earlier this year as a single and on Wishing Well’s critically acclaimed ‘Chasing Rainbows‘ album.

It was good to meet Graham and have a chat. He’s not only a very pleasant and easy-going gentleman but also in top shape when it comes to singing. His live performance was awesome and I really enjoyed seeing him live after a long time. We were all just astonished by what he can still deliver. The band was great too”, says Anssi. “We discussed the possibility of working together in the future and agreed it would be great to record a new track at some point down the road. I really hope we can do that when the time is ripe again since now we’re still busy with promoting our album and Graham is busier than ever with his new albums and autobiography to be released later this year. Time will tell if it’s going to happen but we both honestly wish we’ll get a chance to make it happen.”

For the time being Wishing Well will continue with lead vocalist Pekka Montin, who replaced Peter James Good earlier this spring. The band is now booking more live shows and working hard to promote ‘Chasing Rainbows‘ album.

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Tantal band

Progressive Melodic Metal band Tantal has started recording of their third LP called ‘Ruin‘.

The band plans to finish the record and release it by the end of 2016. ‘Ruin‘ will contain 10 songs. For 2 of them the band is shooting videos.

By the end of May the band will release their first single ‘Denial‘ which will be available at Tantal Bandcamp page and Soundcloud page.

The band’s previous release ‘Expectancy‘ was released in 2014 by ‘Bakerteam Records’ in Europe and USA, and by ‘Mazzar Records‘ in Russia.

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Dangerous Toys

Dangerous Toys, the Austin, Texas classic hard rock band featuring vocalist Jason McMaster has been announced as the headliners of the ‘Underdogs Of The 80’s‘ show to be held at the VooDoo Lounge located inside Harrah’s Casino North in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jason McMaster has checked in with the following statement::

It is great to get back to Kansas City. True rock n roll fans there, live and breathe it. We cant wait to destroy the stage at Voodoo again“.

6/11/16 – VooDoo Lounge, Kansas City, Kansas
(Support bands include Super Troup, Jett Blakk and Hossferatu)

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Glasstide

Fresh faced, young blooded, and ready to take the world by storm; Glasstide are set to be Exeter’s hottest new export! Now the four piece have announced the first details of their debut EP ‘Lights’, which is scheduled for release this autumn.

Glasstide gave the world the first taste of Lights last year with single ‘Since You’ve Gone‘.

Glasstide comment:
“We can’t wait to unleash this EP to world! As a band we may be new kids on the block, but we’re aiming to kick things off with a bang. The Lights EP is rooted in our love for raw and heavy tunes, but drops big anthemic sing along choruses. We like to bring our raw and energetic feel into our live show and can’t wait to start tearing stages apart on tour!”

Lights Tracklisting:
1. Be There
2. Lights
3. Since You’ve Gone
4. You’re Not Worth It

Glasstide are:
Gav Bolt – Vocals
Tristan Gaskell – Guitar/Vocals
Callum Griffin – Bass
Eliott Lipscombe – Drums

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Chasing Dragons band

Yorkshire alt-metallers Chasing Dragons are no strangers to Whitby, having played the world famous Whitby Goth Festival in 2015. Now, they are returning to Whitby’s famous goth weekend event, albeit in an unofficial capacity, to help raise money for an excellent cause.

Chasing Dragons will be performing at a very special acoustic show at the Abbey Wharf in Whitby on Thursday 21st April 2016 to raise funds for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Doors for the show are at 7pm and the show is completely free – there will be various money raising activities for the charity on the night. More information on The Sophie Lancaster Foundation can be found at their official website www.sophielancasterfoundation.com.

This Whitby show is an extra stop on the Chasing Dragons calendar that is filling up with shows and festival dates across the Spring and Summer of 2016, please see below for just where to catch the Dragons over the next few months:

April 2016
21st – Abbey Wharf, Whitby – Sophie Lancaster Foundation Fundraising Acoustic Show
30th – Trapdoor, Bradford

May 2016
14th – Upload Festival, Wakefield
20th – Milo Bar, Leeds – supporting Courage My Love
28th – Breaking Bands Fest, Bromsgrove

June 2016
24th – Wildfire Fest, Scotland

July 2016
9 – Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe

August 2016
27th – Chebfest, Leeds
28th – Rockwich Festival, Northwich

Chasing Dragons recently celebrated the release of their new EP Faction:Prologue, which has been a hit with the critics and fans alike. Anyone wishing to grab a copy of Faction:Prologue can do so from Chasing Dragon’s Official Online Store.

Chasing Dragons are:
Tank – Vocals
Mitch – Guitar/Vocals
Murf – Bass/Vocals
Kate – Drums

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