KarenS

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Holy Grove release two tracks and artwork from debut album.

Ahoy, groove worshippers! Here is Oregon’s best kept secret and soon-to-be iconic rockers HOLY GROVE, led by one of the greatest female voices in the doom/heavy rock game. The band recently unveiled the artwork as well as two goosebump-inducing tracks for their upcoming debut “Holy Grove”, due out March 18th on …

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Deadsmoke to release self titled debut album.

After they won their spurs at last year’s Duna Jam festival, Italian doom and gloom merchants DEADSMOKE are set to release their tenebrous, thunderous self-titled debut LP on Heavy Psych Sounds. Click here to watch new track Liar Behind Me  DEADSMOKE is a new yet promising Italian sludge outfit who sound like …

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Dakesis release details of new album and 02 Academy album launch show

Hailing from Birmingham UK, four-piece progressive power metal band Dakesis have released details of their forthcoming album. Dakesis are pleased to announce that the title of their new album will be ‘The New Dawn’. The album will be released on March 10th 2016 at their album launch show at The 02 …

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Lucero announce UK tour in February, new album out now.

“Great Memphis sound from great Memphis group” 8/10 Uncut Lucero have confirmed a UK tour in February. The band, who just completed a major US tour, released their new album ‘All A Man Should Do’ through ATO Records in September. Dates are as follows: Thurs 4th February – Newcastle – The Cluny …

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Mojo Stone – Mojo Stone

Mojo Stone is a three piece rock and roll band from Buffalo, NY who recently released their self-titled debut album.  They cite influences as wide ranging as legendary bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple through to more modern artists like Jeff Buckley and Rival Sons.  Drawing on these influences Mojo Stone …

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Metal Church announce new album, return of vocalist Mike Howe.

  Hard rock titans Metal Church return with their latest album ‘XI’, scheduled for a worldwide (ex  North America, South America and Japan) release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The reunion …

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Stone Broken – All in Time

Stone Broken Stone Broken are a four piece from the Midlands.  They are Rich Moss (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Davis (lead guitar/vocals), Keiron Conroy (bass/vocals) and Robyn Haycock (drums/vocals).  The band was formed in 2013 and released their debut EP, The Crow Flies, the following year.  In October this year they …

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Ghost, O2 ABC Glasgow, 18/12/15

Deciding to drive into Glasgow city centre on the last Friday night before Christmas probably wasn’t my best idea ever.  As I circled the blocks for what seemed like forever before finally squeezing my tiny car into half a space behind a Ferrari who’s arse of a driver apparently needs …

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Sonata Arctica release new single ‘Christmas Spirits.’

Finnish melodic metal heroes Sonata Arctica are pleased to release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a brand new single called ‘Christmas Spirits’.  This year the handing out of presents is happening early! ‘Christmas Spirits’ is now available to buy digitally via iTunes HERE.<https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/christmas-spirits-single/id1065468951> Sonata Arctica commented …

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Toothgrinder premiere ‘Diamonds for Gold’ feat. Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo.

New Jersey’s Toothgrinder continue to deliver new content to fans as they lead up to the release of Nocturnal Masquerade, their Spinefarm Records debut, which lands on January 29. They have premiered the new song *’Diamonds for Gold,’ *which features *Periphery* vocalist *Spencer Sotelo*. Watch and listen here: < https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pettingzoo.us2.list-2Dmanage1.com_track_click-3Fu-3D6d062683dd879650785cbe040-26id-3Dd9fa6bc451-26e-3D0bf17ec7dd&d=CwMFaQ&c=o_lJda16WK5Kq4wBheKNrA&r=9ldyTwPPQQTeBXirKKuMxi8NB0rXB_yLtvAqq4qWfQ5UMiLuWMheQaWuwYfrPqZO&m=DeYsj-pumdP8IucM8Im2cYRr2OkHDbSswrjeT_3Gp4c&s=V7ler2RZXRDLZkdAtkI4LCzZ_0cy2I7X5vIzZDLmuLY&e=> …

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Almanac announce release of debut album ‘Tsar.’

Victor Smolski’s new band, Almanac, will release their debut album called ‘Tsar’ on March 18th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.  Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record, with mixing completed by Sebastian ‘Seeb’ Levermann (Orden Ogan). The intricate cover artwork was created by famous Hungarian artist Gyula …

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Mason Hill – Mason Hill

Mason Hill is the self-titled debut EP from Glasgow based heavy rock band Mason Hill.  They are Scott Allan Taylor (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Bird (guitar, backing vocals), Craig McFetridge (drums) and Mathew Ward (bass guitar, backing vocals).  Produced at Foundry Music Lab in Motherwell by Sandy Jones this is one of …

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Avantasia release lyric video for new track, ‘Mystery of a Blood Red Rose.’

AVANTASIA’s new track ‘Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose’ will be available as a digital single on Friday, 11th of December. In celebration of the track being released, Tobias Sammet and co have released a lyric video. Watch and listen over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PjRq72ZBZxs AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias commented on the …

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Skunk Anansie – Anarchytecture

Skunk Anansie formed in London in 1994.  They are guitarist Ace, bassist Cass, drummer Mark Richardson and singer Skin.  In ’96 I saw them open for Bon Jovi in Glasgow and remember being blown away by the absolute powerhouse that is Skin.  By that point they were riding high and …

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Belphegor kick off UK leg of tour next week.

Europe’s diabolical death metal force, Belphegor, will kick off the UK leg of their ‘Conjuring The Dead Raid’ tour next week.  The tour is in celebration of their current release ‘Conjuring The Dead’ – out now via Nuclear Blast. The band, led by founder Helmuth Lehner will launch their crushing …

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Sly Antics – Captive City

Captive City is the debut EP from Manchester based alt-rock trio Sly Antics, due for release on December 22nd.  Normally I’m a pretty unbiased reviewer but they’ve offered to send us a packet of Haribo in return for a good review so I’m tempted to just give it 5/5 and say …

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Vintage Trouble, Barrowlands Glasgow, 8/11/15

Last year I went to see Vintage Trouble for the first time and they played one of the most memorable gigs I’ve seen in a long time, featuring a piper, a marriage proposal, Ty Taylor climbing a balcony and all of this in an old church hall.  Since then they’ve …

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Snakecharmer, O2 ABC2 Glasgow, 3/11/15

Sometimes you go to a gig and everything just comes together and gives you an absolutely brilliant night.  I’ve been critical of the O2 ABC2 in Glasgow before, having been to gigs where the lighting and sound were so bad I wished I hadn’t bothered going.  Last night however I …

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Sons of Texas – Baptized in the Rio Grande

@planetmosh reviews Baptized in the Rio Grande by .@sonsoftexas on .@razorandtie Baptized in the Rio Grande is the debut album from Sons of Texas, who are, unsurprisingly, from McAllen, Texas.  They are: Mark Morales: Vocals, Mike Villarreal: Drums, Nick Villarreal: Bass, Jon Olivares: Guitar and Jes De Hoyos: Guitar.  The band formed in …

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Eden’s Curse smash 100k and premiere live music video

Multinational melodic metal band Eden’s Curse are close to completing the writing phase on their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album, which will be released Autumn 2016 by German label AFM Records.  The follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Symphony Of Sin will once again see the band’s long term mixing engineer …

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