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ELA To Tour With Grave Digger, ‘Second Reality’ Released August 25th

The German melodic power metallers ELA will release their new album ‘Second Reality‘ on August 25th via Massacre Records. They recently released the lyric video for the single ‘Deadly Sins‘.

ELA will present songs off the upcoming album live this late September/early October, when the band’s going to support Grave Digger on selected dates of the ‘Healed By Metal Tour 2017‘!


Tickets are available on https://www.metaltix.com/grave-digger-tickets-4780.html

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H.E.A.T Launch ‘Time On Our Side’ Lyric Video

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have released an Official lyric video for ‘Time On Our Side‘.

Time On Our Side‘ is now available on Spotify and iTunes.   The new album will be released by earMusic on Friday 22nd September.  The first official single ‘Eye of the Storm‘ will be officially released in the next few weeks.

Into The Great Unknown‘ is available to pre-order now. H.E.A.T will tour the UK in December (dates announced soon).

Line-up:
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall

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Gentle Giant Release Taster From New Prog Compilation Album ‘Three Piece Suite’

Gentle Giant release their first taster from their new Prog compilation album ‘Three Piece Suite remixed by Steven Wilsonout September 29th, the track ‘Peel The Paint‘.

Gentle Giant—’Three Piece Suite‘ is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring The Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from each album are known to exist as multi-tracks, with the rest presumably lost.

Listen to ‘Peel The Paint’ on itunes: https://lnk.to/GentleGiant_ThreePieceSuite
Video for ‘Peel The Paint’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGvPSm1opgk

Three Piece Suite‘ is available in the following formats:
*A two-disc digipak containing 96/24 animated Blu-ray plus CD.
*A single disc digipak CD.
*A two-disc gatefold LP in180g high-end vinyl.
*A 95/24 digital download of the CD version.

Ordering links can be found Here

Gentle Giant‘s ‘Three Piece Suite‘ includes the songs ‘Giant‘, ‘Nothing At All‘, and ‘Why Not‘ from the first album ‘Giant‘.
Pantagruel’s Nativity‘, ‘The House, The Street, The Room‘ from the second album ‘Acquiring The Taste‘.
Schooldays‘, ‘Peel the Paint‘, ‘Mr. Class And Quality?‘, and ‘Three Friends‘ from the album ‘Three Friends‘ completes the list of the original recorded material.
The band and Steven Wilson are including a previously commercially unreleased song ‘Freedom’s Child‘, taken from the first recording sessions with legendary producer Tony Visconti.

The liner notes by interviewer Anil Prasad include reflections from Gentle Giant‘s members about the writing and recording sessions. Furthermore, Steven Wilson and Tony Visconti share their incredible observations about the early days of this unique collection of timeless music from one of progressive rock’s most influential bands.

Tony Visconti recounts: “I was a very optimistic young man in 1970…I thought music like theirs would save the world from mediocrity. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in it. I championed their cause by becoming sympathetic to the point where I temporarily joined the band for both albums. I modified their arrangements and pulled off some stunning audio effects that gave their sound more depth and immediacy. The band knew I was on their side. I remember there being a great feeling of camaraderie during the sessions.”

Steven Wilson explains: “To create the new mixes, I used Logic as the software and Universal Audio plug-ins, which provide emulations of classic analog outboard effects, channel strips and old mixing desks…I used these tools to clean things up and bring out some more clarity, detail and definition in some of the instrumental interplay. There was never a question of trying to outdo the original mixes, but offer different perspectives on them.”

Tony Visconti continues: “In our own way, we’ve touched the ears, minds and hearts of thousands of true believers.”

The band members, collectively, feel there are still good reasons its fans continue to enjoy Gentle Giant‘s music and why it continues to be discovered by new generations.

For fans of Gentle Giant, ‘Three Piece Suite‘ is a must have. For fans of great musicianship and progressive rock this is an incredible insight into the earliest days of this legendary band.

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Pretty Little Enemy Announce More Details Of Second Load EP; Releases 15th September

Following on from the announcement of their new EP, ‘Second Load‘ (release date 15th of September), a couple of weeks ago, Somerset alt-rockers Pretty Little Enemy have some more information ready to share about their brand new EP.

The full tracklist for ‘Second Load‘ can now be confirmed, along with the EP’s artwork which has a distinctive retro feel to it.

1) – Get A Grip
2) – Collide
3) – Play By The Rules
4) – It’s All Just A Show

Get A Grip‘ is out now on all good digital download and streaming services. Amazon link Here

After a busy summer of gigging including support slots with the likes of Trapt and some shows of their own, Pretty Little Enemy are spending the next few weeks preparing for the release of their EP. News of some new tour dates will be announced very soon, but there is one date currently in the diary, at Turbulence Festival on the 14th of October.

Since their formation in early 2015, Pretty Little Enemy have built up a dedicated following in the South West which is quickly spreading across the rest of the UK and beyond.

The self proclaimed “Metal ABBA” have earned a reputation for putting on a great show, and this has led to support slots with the likes of Crazy Town, Hed P.E, Dave McPherson, The Lounge Kittens, Courage My Love, Halflives, Empire and The Gospel Youth amongst others.

With the fierce determination to widen their musical reach and gain new fans, Pretty Little Enemy are coming for you, and trust us, you are not ready for them.

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Devilskin Unveil Video For ‘Believe in Me’

Following an epic debut appearance at Download 2017  in a rammed tent, Devilskin proudly unveil the brand new video for the swaggering ‘Believe in Me‘.

The ‘Believe in Me‘ video was filmed while the New Zealand band were in the UK for Download, following a tour with Airbourne. This hard hitting love song is taken from their new album ‘Be Like the River‘, recently included in Metal Hammer’s Best Albums of 2017 so far list.

We had spent months looking for a director when myself and Nail stumbled across Shae Stirling at an awards night. Three seconds of looking at his previous work was all we needed to know he was our guy. A month later we are shooting it at the beautiful Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. With incredible grounds, it really was the perfect location for this video. Grand and foreboding. It features the band in acting roles as well as performing. We had a lot of fun with it.” explains Devilskin’s Paul

The band even scared the locals during the shoot  locals “The location was open to the public so there were quite a few older folks walking their dogs and grandchildren around the forest we were shooting in. Nail and I were in full monster/demon makeup and body paint. We frightened a few locals but not as much as poor precocious six year old –  Poppy  who screamed the forest down from the moment she saw us. She wouldn’t move so her mother asked us to sneak up behind her and scare her out of the park.

History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album ‘Be Like the River‘ entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album ‘We Rise‘ spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album ‘Be Like the River‘.

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.

Devilskin are writing their next album as we speak and  “hope to be recording in Jan/Feb and then get out and tour the world some more!

Finally,  the band want to say “Thanks to the friends we have made on our UK tours who keep coming back for more. We are having the time of our lives and we’ll see you guys again real soon! Meanwhile, enjoy the video!

Musically twisted and possessed, the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin are set to conquer the world

Be Like the River‘ is available here:

CD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Like-River-Deluxe-bonus-Tracks/dp/B01LY2X1RV

Vinyl: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Like-River-VINYL-Devilskin/dp/B01LX0H9H4

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Lionheart Release Video For ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’

Lionheart have released an Official video for ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman‘, taken from their brand new album ‘Second Nature’.

The band will be performing live with Airrace on the following dates:

 

30/11/2017 Fuel – Cardiff – Wales

01/12/2017 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton – England

02/12/2017 The Underworld – London – England

03/12/2017 Hard Rock Hell – Sheffield – England

05/12/2017 The Cluny – Newcastle – England

06/12/2017 Bannermans – Edinburgh – Scotland

Line up:

Lee Small (lead vocals)

Dennis Stratton (lead guitar / backing vocals)

Steve Mann (lead guitar / backing vocals)

Rocky Newton (bass guitar / backing vocals)

Clive Edwards (drums)

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Wicked Stone Release Video For ‘One Time’

Wicked Stone, the Hard Rock band hailing from Kent, UK have today released a brand new video for the track ‘One Time‘, taken from their upcoming album ‘Ain’t No Rest‘.

Having made a name for themselves with energetic live performances, including appearances at last year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair and this year’s Fibrofest, the band will be launching their new album on Saturday 7th October at Folkestone Quarterhouse. A free copy of the album with every ticket.

It’s also been announced that the band have been added to what is already an exciting bill, for Hard Rock Hell XI held Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th Nov 2017, in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Line-up:

Joe Hawx – Vocals
Ryan Stageman- Guitar
James Forrister – Lead Guitar
Olly Smith- Drums
James Amos- Bass

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