Nevicate’s Debut Single Offers Symphonic Metal And Catchy Pop Vibes

Nevicate is a fresh metal band from Joensuu, Finland whose music is a mixture of symphonic tones, pop vibes and electronic elements. The band havereleased their debut single ‘Shattered‘ and its music video.

The single that reaches catchy but even progressive spheres includes profound keyboard arrangements and tritonal harmonic singing that create harmony to balance with the gritty guitar riffs. “Shattered” is a blend of feminine power, masculine headbanging and melancholic moodiness.

The lyrics of ‘Shattered‘ deal with locked-away feelings, wounds caused by negligence and eventually fragmentation of one’s self-image. ‘Shattered‘ is produced in collaboration with the production team from the Rock Academy -project that has had professionals from Finnish music industry as visiting mentors. The song is mixed by Nino Laurenne (i.a. Thunderstone & Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (i.a. Rammstein & Sonata Arctica).

Shattered‘ is also released today on following streaming services :
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BPb6iL 
Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/52850992
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/82034947
iTunes: http://apple.co/2BraQtZ

Line-up:
Anni Kokkonen – vocals
Lassi Porali – guitar & backing vocals
Lumi Ollila – keyboards & backing vocals
Oskari Hevonkoski – bass
Toni Manninen – drums

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Review: Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

Review: Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

Sony Music Cmg (January 2018)

Reviewer: David Mark Pearce

Believe it or not, although being a guitarist myself, this is my first review of a guitar instrumental album.

I think it’s good to go in at the very top and start with what he does best. Yes, there’s faster, maybe more technically intricate out there – but none anywhere near as commercially successful as Satch! Why? Well, the guy has technique in spades, but where as others rely almost solely on that alone, Joe brings musicality, skill and melody to his songs. Everyone, from your dyed in the wool shredder to (let’s face it!) your Dad, will be singing along and tapping their feet, or fingers, too. That’s what, in my opinion, makes Satch the best!

To be the best, or the captain of your own ship as it were, it helps if you have first and second mates along for the journey. In this instance, Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith. Satch has been quoted as saying something along the lines of “What would happen if I put this guy with this guy?”. Well, he did it here and it’s a perfect combination! Hughes is more known for being the so called voice of rock, although I’ve never seen him as that – he’s more funk, to me, than out and out rock – but everyone seems to forget just how good a bassist he is. I mean, c’mon, he was in Trapeze and Deep Purple and you’re not in those bands on looks alone! Combine him with Smith and that’s the solid rhythm section taken care of, but it’s one that’s really interesting to listen to as well. Hughes really delivers on what, I believe, is his first instrumental outing!

All in all, what we have here is, I think, Satriani’s strongest album in many a year. I’m intrigued to find out “what happens next” well, after this one, wait – that is this one ….. oh, you know what I mean!


Palace Of The King Release It’s Been A Long Time Coming Official Video

Aussie rockers Palace Of The King have just released a video for their brand new track ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming‘.

It’s been a long time coming is the first single from the new Palace Of The King album ‘Get Right With Your Maker‘ out early 2018.

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AT THE SUN Release ‘Walk On Over’ Music Video

UK heavy rockers AT THE SUN have released a new music video for the song ‘Walk On Over‘, the track is taken from ther debut EP ‘Breathe‘, which was released earlier this year. Harry Dale, lead singer, calls the track “A story of lust, desire and temptation.

Hailing from the UK, AT THE SUN are a heavy rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos. Formed by guitarist Kieron and bassist Alex, the plan was simple – find the best musicians they could, both in terms of talent and attitude. In vocalist Harry, drummer Craig and lead guitarist Chet they found everything they were looking for.

The debut EP “Breathe” was released in June 2017 to rave reviews, with critics calling it “accomplished playing with some great tunes that will make you want to listen again and again” and “an impressive debut”.

With airplay on the likes of Planet Rock, Total Rock and Hard Rock Hell Radio, the future is looking bright, with one reviewer referring to them as “heads and shoulders above other young bands within the contemporary rock scene”.

Catch AT THE SUN live on December 15th at the Green Door Store in Brighton, UK.

Line up:

Harry Dale – Vocals
Kieron Heavens – Guitar
Alex Matthews – Bass
Craig Steen – Drums
Chet Jogia – Guitar

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Laurence Jones Announces Release Of Album ‘The Truth’

25-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones, will release his new studio album ‘The Truth‘ on Friday 9th March 2018.

To dovetail the release of the album, Laurence will start his nationwide tour at London’s Borderline on Tuesday 23rd January and will continue in May.

All tickets are £15 and available from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office 08444 790 898.

Laurence has also launched the pre-order store https://laurencejones.tmstor.es/ that will feature a selection of bundles including the new album, vinyl, T-shirts, Ltd edition laminates and an exclusive pre-order poster.

Laurence is often labelled as “the future of the blues.”  He’s won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums. He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, and many more.

Hailed as “One to Watch” by all corners of the music industry, including press, concert and festival booking agents, blues fans and various musicians. Over the past five years, Laurence has really come into his own, and with his new album ‘The Truth‘, he has now developing his own creative skin by writing and performing songs that are distinctive to his unique sound and identity.

Says Laurence, “The direction of this album is one I have always wanted to take and that’s crossover blues, just like my heroes John Mayer, Eric Clapton and even Jimi Hendrix. They managed to really bring the sound of the blues to the masses. This is definitely my favourite album that I have made to date. I can’t wait for people to hear ‘The Truth.”

Track listing:

  1. What Would You Do
  2. Don’t Let Me Go
  3. Hold Me Close
  4. Keep Me Up At Night
  5. Give Me Your Time
  6. The Truth
  7. Take Me
  8. Gone Away
  9. Can’t Go On Without You
  10. Never Good Enough

Laurence Jones – January & May 2018 UK Tour

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com & SeeTickets.com

London, Borderline                                       Tuesday 23 January

Manchester, Band on the Wall                  Thursday 3 May

Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge              Friday 4 May

Southampton, Talking Heads                     Saturday 5 May

Birmingham, Hare & Hounds                    Thursday 10 May

Nottingham, The Bodega                             Friday 11 May

York, Fulford Arms                                        Saturday 12 May

Newcastle, The Cluny                                    Sunday 13 May


Stone Broken Release Lyric Video For ‘Worth Fighting For’

Brit rockers Stone Broken have just released a Lyric Video for the track ‘Worth Fighting For’.

The band continue to go from strength to strength, including opening on the Main Stage at this year’s Ramblin’ Man, and return with a new album, ‘Ain’t Always Easy‘ in 2018.

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Voodoo Circle To Release ‘Raised On Rock’ Feb 2018


If you consider the songs on Voodoo Circle’s new album ‘Raised On Rock‘ to be an indicator of the current emotional condition their most important protagonists find themselves in, there seems to be no reason to worry about band founder, guitarist and main composer Alex Beyrodt in particular.

Thanks to Beyrodt’s excellent songwriting – as usual inspired by renowned sources such as Whitesnake, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix – and his outstanding guitar performance which brings to mind icons from Ritchie Blackmore through Jimmy Page to John Sykes, this recording oozes pure, unadulterated fervour. This exuberant energy, however, isn’t the merit of Beyrodt alone but, without doubt, also that of his colleagues Mat Sinner (bass), Francesco Jovino (drums) and – last but not least – new vocalist Herbie Langhans (Avantasia). Beyrodt and Langhans met in 2015 at the Wacken Open Air, when they belted out the Wacken anthem together from the gigantic Black Stage.

Beyrodt: “The amazing thing about this story is that Herbie and I had never met before but talked to each other in person for the very first time after we’d rocked only minutes earlier the 100,000 people in front of the stage and around four million viewers in front of their TV sets.
With Langhans as the group’s new frontman, the stylistic direction of the Voodoo Circle compositions hasn’t significantly changed – unlike the general flair of the material: “I feel that the band sounds even more autonomous, a little less bluesy and much meatier with Herbie at the mic,” Beyrodt enthuses. “This allowed me to work on ideas which would probably not really have suited his predecessor David Readman but are absolutely perfect for Herbie’s powerful voice.” The Voodoo Circle boss is referring to numbers such as ´Running Away From Love` with its anthemnic vocal melody and the subsequent midtempo rock track ´Higher Love`, which went down a treat with the audience at its official live debut.

Beyrodt: “In the beginning, the song caused me a number of sleepless nights because I felt that there was still one small, all-important element missing. Then I came up with the idea of the talk box, which lends it a different, very interesting note. To me, ´Higher Love` in its current form is one of the best Voodoo Circle numbers of all time.” The almost six-and-a-half-minute ´Dreamchaser` with its Blackmore references dates back to the very early days of the group. Beyrodt had originally composed it for the 2008 Voodoo Circle debut album but wasn’t entirely satisfied with the result at the time. “The arrangement of the number was changed and overhauled repeatedly over the years, now it’s matured to the point where it was ready for recording.” ´You Promised Me Heaven` sees Beyrodt delve deep into the Page/Sykes bag of tricks, a veritable guitar festival featuring Telecaster, Strat and Les Paul sounds which support the bluesy feel of the track, adding even greater depth.

Talking of the sound: ‘Raised On Rock‘ was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, U.D.O.), whose unerring instinct for dynamics and frequencies lends the recording its modern touch. And another musician contributed significantly to the tight overall impression of ‘Raised On Rock‘: the keyboards were manned by Corvin Bahn (Saxon, Uli Jon Roth). So all in all, we can say that the new Voodoo Circle album truly lives up to its programmatic title.

Raised On Rock‘ will be available on February 9th as CD, Digipak and ltd. colored Vinyl, available for pre-order here

Tracklisting:

01. Running Away From Love
02. Higher Love
03. Walk On The Line
04. You Promised Me Heaven
05. Just Take My Heart
06. Where Is The World We Love
07. Ultimate Sin
08. Chase Me Away
09. Unknown Stranger
10. Dreamchaser
11. Love Is An Ocean
12. Time For The Innocent (Bonus track on Digipak)
13. There’s More To See (Bonus track on Digipak)

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