LA-based Mexican traditional metal trio Rusty Eye have released ‘Can’t Wait To Go To Hell‘, the second single taken from their new album, ‘Dissecting Shadows‘, set for release 23rd October via Blood Blast.

Rusty Eye – which along with Mr. Rust includes co-vocalist/drummer Miss Randall and guitarist Baron Murtland – have previously released five studio albums, a catalogue of EPs, live records, singles, and music videos that have seen them featured in several notable music outlets including Noisey, Revolver, Metalsucks, Metal Edge, Exclaim! and Music Connection, while their horror-themed lyrics and videos have received praise from the likes of horror genre outlets including Rue Morgue and the defunct FEARnet.com. Their 2014 release ­’Saca el Cobre‘, a cover album of Spanish language classics by Cuca, Amantes de Lola, Fobia, Caifanes, Café Tacuba, and Maldita Vecindad, caught the attention of famed Mexican musician and filmmaker Sergio Arau, who hired Rusty Eye to be his backing band.

New album ‘Dissecting Shadows‘ is the most ambitious Rusty Eye recording thus far, encompassing all of the strengths of the band’s past with a bold look toward the future. The entire album celebrates exploitation cinema, Italian horror, and grindhouse, executed with top-notch musicianship, songwriting, and creative originality. The fierce and fast ‘This is Permanent‘ disguises darkness in catchiness. Its lyrics examine the perils of addiction, without being preachy; it plays with the idea of being “under the influence” (whether that’s of drugs, the media, other people…). ‘Hellbound Witch‘ delves into the band’s love of the occult, sensuality, and Halloween, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, draped in an ambience of persecution. The epic ‘Mrs. Baylock‘ is about the demonic nanny and devilish servant of the 1976 horror classic The Omen.

Rusty Eye consistently defy expectations, boundaries, and trends, with the same drive of sweat and self-sufficiency that first ignited the band in Mexico City. The Rusty Eye experience is a wild theme park ride of thrills, chills, and mischievous mayhem, stuffed with the theatricality and cleverness that keeps heavy metal music timeless, iconic, enduring, and gleefully reinvigorating.

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Expressing a sound that draws from contemporary titans such as Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, but also firmly nods to classic British Heavy Metal, Skies Turn Black unleash monster choruses and ferocious dual guitar melodies to devastating effect. To date, the northern riff merchants have earned much critical acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. Loaded with their all-consuming new single, ‘The Silence‘, out now, the distinct metallers are set to stake their claim.

Featuring axemen Jamie Jordan and George Turner, the band were born while they were studying music at Huddersfield University, where the guitar duo met bassist Danny Woodhead. After a slew of successful UK tours, the band released their self-titled debut EP, before taking a hiatus from regular gigging to work on their first full length album, ‘No Place Like Home‘. Skies Turn Black’s debut album, ‘No Place Like Home‘, landed in the Autumn of 2018, racking up glowing worldwide reviews, and was subsequently praised by Metal Hammer as having “some of 2018’s best guitar work”. Jordan’s vocal work was also revered with diverse and favourable comparisons spanning from Axl Rose to Sebastian Bach.

After the release of ‘No Place Like Home‘, the band regrouped, recruiting two new members: stickman Rob Halliday, who’s water-tight drumming has added heightened groove to their rhythm section, and piano/keytarist Xander Isles, who allows the band to utilise more of their signature, classically influenced sound, especially in a live setting. Forging ahead with plans for a sophomore album, the band are also set to reveal a stunning new single, ‘The Silence‘, which perfectly showcases their growing aptitude for delivering a bold metal cut laced with contrasting nuances and captivating themes.

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On March 9th, 2020 Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf rehearsed ‘LAUNCH‘ from their 2019 album ‘Feed the Wolf‘, for their upcoming summer 2020 tour.

Their tour was scheduled to kick off on March 16, 2020. One week later the pandemic occurred and thus began the total shutdown of New York City and the world we once knew. From that night rehearsal footage transformed into a music video and ‘LAUNCH‘ was born!

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Miss Velvet ~ Vocals
Executive Producer Constance Hauman ~ Keyboards
Co-producer Nick Carbone ~ Drums
Henry Ott ~ Guitars
James Jones ~ Bass
TJ Robinson ~ Trombone/Congas
JS Williams ~ Trumpet (live)
Trevor Neumann ~ Trumpet (album)
Dan Levine ~ Trombone (album)

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Brighton Progressive Rock / Metal outfit Milk White Throat return with 2020 video ‘Sleepless’ and 3-track EP ‘Hierarchy’.

Blurring the lines between genres, Milk White Throat have never been content with pigeonholing themselves into one style of music. Having started out as a thrash/death metal band in the 2000s, the last decade has seen the band evolve, honing in on their individual and group strengths, whilst sticking to their guns as far as variety goes, and the three songs that make up ‘Hierarchy‘ are no different. Their most exciting, mature and melodic effort to date, progressing on from 2018 album ‘House On Fire‘.

The video for ‘Sleepless‘ is also a proud moment for the band, being the 2nd official music video after 2015’s video for ‘Under Duress‘. Produced by Wild Stag Studio (Fatboy Slim, Black Peaks, Toska), and filmed within the depths of London’s legendary alt / metal music venue The Underworld in Camden Town, ‘Sleepless‘ ethereal setting brings impactful focus to the track, the band and their musicianship.

Whilst the EP is not lyrically conceptual, the subject matter is thematically consistent. The songs represent an individual’s fragility and their attempts to reconcile themselves with the world around them as well as the world within them, with each song representing a different perspective. Each track also showcases a different musical approach, with ‘Closed Eyes‘ kicking things off in a calmer, more melodic fashion than the band have usually elected to pursue, followed by lead-track and single ‘Sleepless‘ which early listeners have made comparisons with Deftones, closed by title track ‘Hierarchy‘, taking the listener on a journey through a host of different sections and dynamic changes, with the frenetic tempo being the main constant.

2020 has been an incredibly tough year for many, and MWT are no exception. With the EP engineered and produced back in 2019 by Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Toska, Broker, The Physics House Band), and the band braced to release with their sights set on a year of nationwide touring and new music, the unexpected arrival of Coronavirus hit, unable to meet as a band, causing a 6 month delay to the release.

Over the years Milk White Throat have performed across a variety of venues around the UK, including Brighton’s own Mammothfest (various venues) and Concorde2, London’s Camden Underworld, and Oxford’s O2 Academy. Following the release of ‘House of Fire‘, the band played a string of shows alongside bands such as Rosetta,Time the Valuator, WHORES, and are determined to add to these with the release of ‘Hierarchy‘ in 2020. Milk White Throat are now actively taking bookings for future shows and hoping for a healthy return to action as soon as the music industry is allowed to return to some kind of normalcy. Expect to find the band on tour in 2021.

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Whitesnake brings together some of the most-passionate music of its multi-platinum career on ‘Love Songs‘, a new collection that contains remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best love songs.

It’s the second release in the band’s ‘Red, White and Blues Trilogy‘, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began this summer with ‘The Rock Album‘ (white) and will conclude next year with ‘The Blues Album‘ (blue).

Love Songs‘ will be available on November 6 digitally, on CD, and as a 2-LP set pressed on 180-gram, red vinyl.  Pre-Order Now!

Like ‘The Rock Album‘ , Coverdale says all the tracks on ‘Love Songs‘ have been revisited, remixed and remastered. “Some have been musically embellished where my co-producer Michael McIntyre, my new mixer Christopher Collier and I felt it appropriate or necessary to bring out the best in these songs,” he explains.

Coverdale continues, “As most of you know, pretty much all the songs I write are love songs in some way, shape or form. These are some of my favorites. Not all are ballads. Some are out and out rockers with powerful romantic themes…and of course…include heavy breathing in all of them!!

A fresh, new remix of one of Whitesnake’s biggest hits, “Is This Love” (2020 Remix) from the band’s multi-platinum self-titled album, is available today. Released in October 1987 as the follow-up to the #1 smash “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love” would peak at #2 on the U.S. singles chart, making it the second-biggest hit of the band’s career. The group’s next album, the platinum-certified Slip of the Tongue (1989), is represented here by the hit singles “The Deeper The Love” and “Now You’re Gone.”

In addition to the album tracks “Don’t You Cry” and “Midnight Blue,” the set also introduces three previously unreleased outtakes from the Into the LIGHT album sessions: “With All Of My Heart,” “Yours For The Asking,” and “Let’s Talk It Over.” The albums Restless Heart (1997), Good to Be Bad (2008), and Forevermore (2011) are also represented on the compilation with multiple tracks (“Too Many Tears,” “Summer Rain,” and “Easier Said Than Done”).

In the coming months, some of the band’s most adored MTV-era hit videos will be released on Whitesnake’s YouTube channel in brand new HD, including a fan-requested promotional video for the song “Easier Said Than Done” from the Forevermore album.

CD Track Listing:

01 Love Will Set You Free

02 The Deeper the Love

03 All I Want, All I Need

04 Too Many Tears

05 Can’t Go On

06 Is This Love

07 “With All of My Heart*

08 Summer Rain

09 Your Precious Love

10 Now You’re Gone

11 Don’t You Cry

12 Midnight Blue

13 Easier Said Than Done

14 Yours For The Asking*

15 Let’s Talk It Over*

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Side One

01 Love Will Set You Free

02 The Deeper the Love

03 All I Want, All I Need

04 Too Many Tears

Side Two

01 Can’t Go On

02 Is This Love

03 With All of My Heart*

04 Summer Rain

Side Three

01 Your Precious Love

02 Now You’re Gone

03 Don’t You Cry

04 Midnight Blue

Side Four

01 Easier Said Than Done

02 Yours For The Asking*

03 Let’s Talk It Over*

* previously unreleased

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Under The Oak have released a video for the track ‘Chaos In The Pit‘!

The track is taken from Under The Oak‘s new album ‘Ripped Up By The Roots‘ is available for pre order Here.

The full lenght album will be out on the 25th of September via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Aural Music Group.

The inception of Under The Oak took place during the not too distant past. Initially it was just about friends coming together to honour our Speed and Thrash Metal heroes from the eighties, and we fashioned ourselves being a tribute band of that era. We rehearsed songs from Exodus, Testament, Flotsam & Jetsam, Candlemass and so on, until we had a respectable set. We played some shows doing only covers, but as we were progressing, the thrash-riffs also started turning up.

Suddenly we had a bundle of our owns songs and we started putting a few Under The Oak-originals into the shows. The result of this is the album ‘Ripped Up By The Roots‘, consisting of 10 original songs and 2 cover songs. Make no mistake, WE ARE STILL A TRIBUTE BAND and will continue paying homage to the eighties, but we will do so both through our own material and through cover songs. A regular Under The Oak show will be a mixture of this, but still weighing heavily on the cover material. So far, we’ve concentrated on American stuff, for some reason, but now we’ve focused a bit on Germany and there will be many surprises in the upcoming Under The Oak-shows.

Line-up:

Jostein – vocals

Marius – drums

Hillbilly Bill – Bass

Bolverk – Guitar

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In today’s society the old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their groovy riffs and beautiful melodies, Lykantropi takes us via the werewolf transformation back to the rock and folk music of the early 70’s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of The Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes into a witch’s brew. A witch brew that also can be compared to other mighty bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Coven and Blue Öyster Cult.

Over the past year, vintage rock phenomenon Lykantropi, based in the Värmland woods of Sweden, has made re-releases of both the self-titled debut album and the sophomore ‘Spirituosa’ in a new collaboration with Despotz Records. Now they are releasing their third album; ‘Tales to be Told‘ – a collection of timeless fairy tales that together form a distillate of the band’s whole essence, both musically and personally.

The mysterious, inexplicable and obscure have always been what primarily defines Lykantropi. Rockmusic that comes from the Scandinavian forest and wilderness, deforestation and mire, bottomed within our folklore, myths and legends. We cannot see or touch it, but definitely feel it, experience it and pass it on. That kind of art is more difficult to define, and to master, but it is probably what has made the sextet from Karlstad one of the most promising new additions that has entered Sweden’s rock scene in many years.

‘Tales to be Told’ are timeless tales told from the band’s own time capsule, far from modernity and topicality. A respite from human realism and the frustration over the prevailing social climate.

Martin Östlund says about this:

“My contributions on this record are not only about realism linked to the pandemic but also about people’s views on things compared to how it has been before. Greed and riding free rides on others, the violence that we are becoming more and more aware of. I am dissatisfied with that and that makes it more important to me with an oasis and a place protected from reality where I get space for things that feel important to say. I may have listened too much to the informational radio, where there is a lot to be upset about but at the same time a lot that is beautiful.”

Lykantropi is a band characterized by the occultism of the 60s and 70s. Their rock music is spiritual and dynamic. Occultism clearly shines through on the title track ‘Tales to be Told’, which is inspiredby the romantic vampire film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’.

Martin Östlund says:

“Ever since I was little, I have watched horror movies. I recorded them on VHS when they were on TV and watched them almost too many times afterwards. One summer, black and white classics were broadcast with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. I still like horror movies very much, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula from the 90’s is still a favourite.”

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Chilean metal outfit Nuclear announce the release of ‘Facing Towards You‘, the first single off ’Murder Of Crows‘.

After five years of silence, the band returns with a new album which will be released through Black Lodge Records/Sound Pollution on November 13, 2020.

The band stated about the new single: “It was very difficult choosing the first single, but we think ’Facing Towards You‘ represents pretty much the spirit of the new album. It is simple, fast and brutal, just a little glimpse of what‘s to come”.

Murder Of Crows‘ release date is getting closer and you can pre-order it: Here

Facing Towards You‘ is available on all digital platforms (Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube, Deezer, Tidal) and on the band’s social media.

Nuclear‘s sixth studio album and most extreme proposal to date. Obliterating all boundaries, Nuclear‘s new music ingrains the vicious cutting-edge guitars of thrash and the sonic brutality inherent to the death metal‘s golden years. With unyielding tones feeding a display of unhinged savagery, ‘Murder Of Crows‘ is set to become one of thrash‘s uttermost deliveries of 2020.

Listen to ‘Facing Towards You’ and pre-order the album now!
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Tracklisting:
01. Pitchblack (Intro)
02. Murder Of Crows
03. No Light After All
04. When Water Thickens Blood
05. Friendly Sociopath
06. Abusados
07. Misery Inc.
08. Facing Towards You
09. Hatetrend
10. Blood To Spare
11. Useless To Mankind

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To commemorate the release of their brand new live album, ‘Third Stage: Live in London’,  out today via Music Theories Recordings, supergroup Flying Colors have unveiled the beautiful rendition of ‘You AreNot Alone‘.

Speaking about the personal meaning behind song, singer/guitarist Casey McPherson explains “The lyrics from this song originated from my experience in Houston when hurricane Harvey hit. Being one of the first responders there, pulling people out of the water, it allowed me to see the depth and connection we have as humans. When it all falls apart, when our race, class, and political stance doesn’t matter anymore, we are just people, one hand reaching out to the other.

Third Stage: Live in London’ was filmed during the bands 2019 US and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on the 14th December at the iconic Grade II Listed, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. The album will be released on several formats including, Orange transparent 3LP, Blu-ray, digitally, 2CD/DVD and a 40-page Earbook which includes 5 discs; 2CD album, 2DVDs and a Blu-ray. The Blu-ray and DVDs in the Earbook also include bonus material of music videos and concert footage of their Morsefest 2019 performance in Cross Plains, Tennessee.

When you combine the calibre of supergroup musicians – guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, ex-Kansas), drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater,Transatlantic), keyboardist/vocalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, ex Spock’s Beard, and a prolific solo artist in his own right), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, ex-Joe Satriani), and powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, The Sea Within) – the results are going to be lightning in a bottle.

The sight of LaRue and Portnoy bouncing off one another is a gloriously effortless sight to behold, whilst the wizardry of Neal Morse throughout is hypnotic. The band flit nimble-fingered through complex yet musical treasure-trove of accessible and sophisticated pop songs, jazz-fusion, progressive-rock and multi-layered vocals from Macpherson, Neal Morse and Portnoy – giving the band added dimensions, many can only dream of. ‘Kayla’ lights up the room and makes the 100-year-old theatre feel like the most intimate of settings.

Their latest studio album ‘Third Degree’ had only been released two months previously, and songs from that record make up just under half to the night’s setlist with the rest of the songs coming from the 2012 self-titled Billboard Top 10 debut and 2014s worldwide Top 10, ‘Second Nature’. Backed with a HD projector screen, the five take the stage in the darkness amidst a rumble of applause and immediately groove into opener ‘Blue Ocean’, and from the outset, their technical virtuosity, joyous melodies and reflective lyricism wash over the crowd proving to be the cornerstones of the Flying Colors sound.

Talking about walking out on the stage, McPherson recalls; “I remember how I felt right before the show in London. I was excited because my oldest daughter and her grandmother was there, whom I love dearly, and felt like I had the show, down by then. It’s always a good feeling to take the stage when the material is ingrained enough to just let go and let it out!

Third Stage: Live In London’ captures the band in all their uncompromising glory, five musicians that when they come together prove that they have a special and breath-taking connection. In the words of Mr. Portnoy, it’s the “rarest of all sightings,” but what a sight to behold.

Track Listing:
CD1:
1. Blue Ocean
2. A Place In Your World
3. The Loss Inside
4. More
5. Kayla
6. Geronimo
7. You Are Not Alone
8. Forever In A Daze
9. Love Letter

CD 2:
1. Peaceful Harbor
2. Crawl
3. Infinite Fire
4. Cosmic Symphony
5. The Storm
6. Mask Machine