Friday, July 21, 2017

Be'Lakor - The Smoke Of Many Fires


The Aussie’s finest purveyors of darkness melodic death metal BE’LAKOR did release their fourth album release “Vessels”, 24th June, 2016. An album that is full of progressive structures and technical prowess along with it's death metal base.

Your eyes should considerably lighten up when somebody casually mentions the name BE’LAKOR! These filigrane, sophisticated tunes of this Melbourne fivepiece definitely have the potential to enthrall masses wih this absolute fantastic output of Australian melodic death metal! The eight pillar songs "Vessels" is built upon definitely satiate your hunger for progressive structures and technical prowess, but at the same time these new compositions live for intense, passionate and deeply disquieting melodic death metal. Sense and sensibility from Down Under: BE’LAKORs fourth full length album will drag this whole world down into its darkness!

Intense, passionate and deeply moving melodic death metal from Down Under



The band's name originates from the character BE’LAKOR the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.

Today's tune is the 9 minute masterclass tune “The Smoke of Many Fires”, enjoy!



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Unisonic - Exceptional


With their 2012 self-titled debut album UNISONIC unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg’s metal institution HELLOWEEN - Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.

After the successful follow-up album "Light Of Dawn" (2014) a worldwide tour followed with memorable gigs in South America, Europe and Japan until Unisonic, still at full speed, brought their energy to the small village of Wacken where one of the biggest and most spectacular metal festivals in the world takes place every year.

The international all-star act consisting of Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) on vocals, Kai Hansen (HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY) on guitars, Mandy Meyer (ex. ASIA, ex. GOTTHARD, KROKUS) on guitars, Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69 and successful producer of many top class hard rock acts) on bass guitar and Kosta Zafiriou (ex-PINK CREAM 69) on drums entered the stage at last year’s Wacken festival and made the night ablaze with glorious metal. For the band it was a remarkable experience.




On stage the band showed their class and diversity; their sound is spiked with remarkable riffs and guitar solos, thundering grooves, classic metal hymns and hooks other bands would be dying to write. And on top the anthemic vocals of Kiske, whose “out-of-this-world” voice is so extraordinary and strong, he is often mentioned in the same breath with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Geoff Tate.

Like the studio albums, "Live in Wacken" was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Dennis Ward. This show was a very special occasion for the whole band, but possibly it was “the show of the life” for one band member… Kosta Zafiriou had in fact decided to focus only on the management side and to leave his drummer seat forever, after a lifetime spent between management duties and being a professional drummer.

2017 and 2018 will see Kiske and Hansen reunite with HELLOWEEN for the Pumpkins United World Tour.

The UNISONIC show will be available on a limited CD+DVD (Digipak) and digital version. The bonus DVD includes the video recording of six songs from their spectacular performance.

TRACKLIST

CD
1. Venite 2.0
2. For The Kingdom
3. Exceptional
4. My Sanctuary
5. King For A Day
6. A Little Time
7. Your Time Has Come
8. When The Deed Is Done
9. Star Rider
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. March Of Time
12. Unisonic

DVD:
1. For The Kingdom
2. Exceptional
3. Your Time Has Come
4. When The Deed Is Done
5. March Of Time
6. Unisonic

Today’s tune ”Exceptional” is record Live at Wacken Open Air 2016 and will be on the record ”Live In Wacken”, set to be released July 21st. The sound is brilliant and the voice, oh my freaking god.



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Arch Enemy - The World Is Yours


Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned full force ahead as they prepare to release their forthcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records.

ARCH ENEMY is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as CARCASS, ARMAGEDDON, CARNAGE, MERCYFUL FATE, SPRITITUAL BEGGARS, NEVERMORE and EUCHARIST. It was founded by CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, who were both originally from the influential death metal band CARNAGE. The band has released nine studio albums, two live albums, three video albums and three EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by German Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000. Gossow left the band in March 2014 and was replaced by Canadian Alissa White-Gluz, while remaining as the group's manager.


"Will To Power" will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up -- ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D'ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).
The album is Co-produced by guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, "Will To Power" was sent to Jens Bogren (OPETH, AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (NEVERMORE) first recording with the band.



Mastermind Michael Amott comments,

"We've been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we're proud to present the first taste of new ARCH ENEMY music in over three years with our new single and video, 'The World Is Yours'! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming 'Will To Power' album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering - in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, 'War Eternal'. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it's got the classic anthemic ARCH ENEMY vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that... Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, "War Eternal", ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the "Will To Power 2017 International Tour" this fall, followed by a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

Today’s tune "The World Is Yours” is taken from the upcoming album "Will To Power"



ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017

15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer

15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Tequila Mockingbyrd - Fight and Flight


Monday, new week, time to introduce ”Record Of The Week”.

"Fight and Flight" is the debut from Melbourne’s TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, a band that not use either lemon or salt in their drinks. Since their inception in 2012, the trio has toured Australia multiple times and earned killer support slots with international acts such as Cherie Currie of THE RUNAWAYS and punk icon Richie Ramone whose management hand‐picked the girls for the slot having heard their cover of The Ramone’s classic “Somebody Put Something in my Drink”.

"Fight and Flight" is a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after-party.


TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD is comprised of Estelle Artois (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jess Reily (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O’Toole (Drums, Backing Vocals).

"Fight and Flight” is a really fun album to listen to, rocky as hell. From the opening track "I Smell Rock N Roll” where they are blowing of the hole arsenal of catchy riffs and heavy stomping tunes with choruses that you would die of. Heavy guitar riffing fires of "Never Go Home”, cool tune with massive chorus. The heavy bass and drum intro to ”Money Tree” is brilliant with a great punky attitude. Then ”Catalyst” kicks in, bluesy guitars, heavy riffs, a more softer approach than the other ones with amazing vocals. "Half Of The Man” is a great tune about a dude that I feel sorry for if they bump into these girls one day :). ”So Not Me”, back to the more punkier way to express themselves. ”Everyone Down”(todays tune) kicks me in the stomach with it's stomping melody, wow what a energetic tune, I’m very impressed of these talented girls. ”This Ain't Dead” starts with an amazing intro, holy cow and turns out to be a real beauty. “Somebody Put Something in my Drink” is the THE RAMONES classic tune. A very well done version that suites these ladies like a glow. ”Jagerbomb” is a classic Rock n’ roll tune. ”Shut Me Down” continues in the same lane but with a more updated version of the old classics and ends with the party anthem "Good Time”.

Sum: A modern RUNAWAYS that kicks ass! TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD is something that have a really bright future ahead.


Today's tune "Everyone Down", taken from the bands debut album "Fight and Flight", release March 24, 2017. Track recorded, mixed and mastered by Shane Rae at Lighthill Studios, Directed by Daniel Nolan & TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, Camera and edit by Daniel Nolan/Clear Reel, Smoke and lights by David (Schnappa) Skoda, Make-up by Charlie, Filmed at GM Sound Studio, Campbellfield, VIC, AU



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Maria Callas - Vissi d'Arte


Sunday, time for a classic, this time we take a step outside the "pretty" normal box and play a tune with Maria Callas by Puccini and a piece from Tosca called "Vissi d'Arte"


Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Born in New York City and raised by an overbearing mother, she received her musical education in Greece and established her career in Italy. Forced to deal with the exigencies of wartime poverty and with myopia that left her nearly blind onstage, she endured struggles and scandal over the course of her career. She turned herself from a heavy woman into a svelte and glamorous one after a mid-career weight loss, which might have contributed to her vocal decline and the premature end of her career. The press exulted in publicizing Callas's temperamental behavior, her supposed rivalry with Renata Tebaldi and her love affair with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Although her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press, her artistic achievements were such that Leonard Bernstein called her "the Bible of opera" and her influence so enduring that, in 2006, Opera News wrote of her: "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists.


Why Maria Callas, well mostly because me and Thetania just let loose the Wallander series, where the main character Kurt Wallander most adorable artist is Maria Callas, something that you will see that he plays more than once.





Today's tune is with Maria Callas that sings Puccini: Tosca - 'Vissi d'Arte' at Covent Garden 1964. Maria Callas' final appearance on the operatic stage was in Tosca ​at Covent Garden's 1965 Royal Gala. ​​​For many opera lovers, Maria Callas and Tosca's Vissi d'Arte ​are inseparable. "I lived for art; I lived for love" became La Divina's cri de coeur, ​​​​her swansong, the perfect expression of her own triumphs and tragedies. This unrivaled recording is from that legendary Zeffirelli production in 1964 and is one of just many jewels in the Maria Callas Live edition.



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

DeWolff - Sugar Moon


DEWOLFF is a three-headed rock ’n roll monster from the Netherlands’ Deep South: it’s a fire-breathing love child of the great Rock bands from the 1970’s and psychedelic cosmic radiation from the future. DEWOLFF was formed in 2007 by singer/guitarist Pablo van de Poel, brother/drummer Luka van de Poel and Hammond organist Robin Piso, and has grown to be one of the greatest live acts around. It’s Leon Russell meets DEEP PURPLE, BLACK KEYS meet ALLMAN BROTHERS. But above all, DEWOLFF sounds like DeWolff; an old soul in a young body; an eccentric and very hard-rocking young band that has already released six studio albums and a live album. Seeing DeWolff live is an experience one will never forget: it’s a mixture of inexhaustible energy, great musicianship, contagious enthusiasm and a play-like-it’s-your-last-show-mentality that seems pretty rare nowadays.

On June the 6th they announced that "we started recording our 7th album!"



Today's tune "Sugar Moon" is taken from the latest album "ROUX-GA-ROUX"



Upcoming shows:

FRI 14 JULY Big Rivers Festival 2017Dordrecht, Netherlands
TUE 25 JULY Free and Easy Festival at BackstageMunich, Germany
FRI 28 JULY Rock Im Wald 2017Michelau in Oberfranken,, Germany
SAT 5 AUGUST Festival du Chien à Plumes 2017Langres, France
SUN 6 AUGUST Colos-SaalAschaffenburg, Germany
FRI 11 AUGUST WaterpopWateringen, Netherlands
SAT 12 AUGUST Finki Open Air 2017Finkenbach, Germany
FRI 18 AUGUST Nirwana TuinfeestLierop, Netherlands
SAT 19 AUGUST Festival 't Zeeltje 2017Deest, Netherlands
THU 24 AUGUST Museum Schloss RheydtMönchengladbach, Germany
FRI 25 AUGUST Sommer in AltonaHamburg, Germany
SAT 26 AUGUST Rebel Run Festival 2017Trier, Germany

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen


Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria celebrates 40th birthday today. It's a big day for Crown Princess Victoria as the Swedish royal celebrates turning 40, with festivities set to take place across two days in multiple parts of the Nordic country.


Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977), is the eldest child and heiress apparent of King Carl XVI Gustaf. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen regnant (after Margaret, Christina and Ulrika Eleonora) and the first since 1720.


So for today I believe "God Save the Queen" would fit nice, it's a tune by the British punk rock band the SEX PISTOLS. It was released as the band's second single and was later included on their only album, "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" . The song was released during Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977. The record's lyrics, as well as the cover, were controversial at the time, and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song. The song is an attack on the treatment of working-class people in England in the 1970s by the government.

SEX PISTOLS manager Malcolm McLaren released this to coincide with The Queen's Silver Jubilee, a celebration commemorating her 25th year on the throne. The SEX PISTOLS and their fans detested the monarchy and this celebration.

The Queen's Silver Jubilee took place on June 7, 1977. On that day, The SEX PISTOLS attempted to play this song from the Thames river, outside of Westminster Palace. It was a typical Malcolm McLaren promotional stunt, as they played up how the band was circumventing a "ban" by playing on the river instead of setting foot on ground. The performance never took place, as they were thwarted by authorities.

This was originally called "No Future." The band played it live and recorded a demo version with that title, but changed it when lead singer Johnny Rotten got the idea to mock the British monarchy.

This became an anthem for the punk movement in England. It expressed the anger young people felt toward the establishment. In the UK, this outsold the #1 song at the time, Rod Stewart's "I Don't Want To Talk About It," but it mysteriously and controversially stayed at #2.



The SEX PISTOLS were signed to A&M records when they recorded this. They dropped the band just as this was released, pulling all the singles. The ones that slipped through became valuable collectors items. In 2011 Record Collector magazine compiled its Top 50 most collectable records, and top of the list came the A&M release of this song - if you happen to have a copy the good news is it worth $12,000 (£8,000).

This was released on Virgin Records, the third label to sign The SEX PISTOLS (EMI and A&M both dropped the band because they were too much trouble). It was released as a single in May 1977, but the album did not come out until December, as they had many problems recording it.

Bass player Sid Vicious joined the band shortly before this was released - it was one of only two songs he played on. Original bassist Glen Matlock was fired because he was too nice.



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gotthard - Hush


"Hush" is a song written by American composer and musician Joe South, for recording artist Billy Joe Royal, whose single peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 28 October – 11 November 1967. DEEP PURPLE and KULA SHAKER have also had hits with covers of the song.

The chorus begins "Hush, hush, I thought I heard her calling my name", which is a takeoff from the traditional gospel song lyrics "Hush, hush, somebody's calling my name". Session musician Barry Bailey, who later became the lead guitarist for the ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, plays guitar on the track. After Royal released his version, "Hush" was quickly recorded by many artists in a variety of styles. The song is about a guy who is so crazy in love that he'll drop everything if he thinks she might be calling his name. Royal's recording has a definite country feel, while Deep Purple used a heavy rock sound.

Joe South adapted the song from an old Negro spiritual, which included the line: "Hush I thought I heard Jesus calling my name." It was a cohort of producer Joe Meek, Rod Freeman, who taught Deep Purple this song. Keyboardist Jon Lord recalled to Mojo magazine January 2009: "Initially we thought it's a bit too disco, or whatever the word was then. But Ritchie (Blackmore) said it would work if we toughened it up a bit."

Jon Lord (from Mojo magazine): "The whacka thing on the organ was something I started doing in (his previous band) The Artwoods. I played it almost like a set of conga drums. The rhythm of Hush is like a samba."



Today's Thursday Cover is made by the Swiss hard rock band GOTTHARD, taken from the bands self-titled debut album, released in 1992, featured a cover version of "Hush" recorded by the band themselves, enjoy!



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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1000mods - Electric Carve


The four-piece psychedelic/heavy rock band 1000MODS from Chiliomodi, Greece. They were formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over hundreds of live shows, sharing the stage with bands like THE BLACK KEYS, THE BLACK ANGELS, GRAVEYARD, BRANT BJÖRKm COLOUR HAZE and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.

1000MODS is out on tour during the summer supporting their excellent late-2016 outing, "Repeated Exposure To… ".


- Dani G. / Bass & Vox - Giannis S. / Guitars - George T. / Guitars - Labros G. / Drums

They have also released a video for the tune "Electric Carve" that have some interesting clips, see it below. Greece has produced some killer acts across this now-waning decade and has emerged with one of Europe’s most enviable scenes along with Sweden

Their 2017 “Repeated Exposed to” tour features a total of 42 live dates in 15 European countries, including –once again- appearances in acknowledged European festivals such as Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, Under the Black Moon Festival in Munich and Riff Ritual Fest in Barcelona. The tour was a big success for the band with noumerous Sold Out shows accross the Europe.




Today's tune "Electric Carve", taken from 1000MODS "Repeated Exposure to..." Directed by / Themistocles Lambridis, Produced by / Jagged Melon Productions, Assistant Producer / Alex Masmanidis, Filmed by / Steve Kekis, Alex Masmanidis, Konstantinos Kalavrezos, Dimitris Lambridis, Themistocles Lambridis, Meletis Vaxevanidis, Spiros Badios, \ Riders /, Spiros Badios, Stelios Danourdis, Nikos Matsourdelis, Meletis Vaxevanidis, Petros Martinos, Vasilis Glitsis, Lykourgos Neofotistos, Steve Kekis, Alex Masmanidis, Soulis, Dirty South Crew, enjoy!



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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Rise Against - Welcome To The Breakdown


"Wolves" is the eighth studio album by the American punk rock band RISE AGAINST. It was released on June 9, 2017. It is their first studio album in eleven years to be produced by the band without long time producers, Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore, and their first album to be released through Virgin Records. The album's lead single, "The Violence", was released on April 20, 2017. Two more songs, "House on Fire" and "Welcome to the Breakdown" (today's tune) were released on May 19 and June 2, respectively, as pre-release buzz tracks.

The band recorded "Wolves" in Nashville, Tennessee, a city with a majority pro-Trump population.


McIlrath recalled "It was clear we’d also put ourselves physically outside of our comfort zone by leaving Chicago, which is this liberal nest where you’re hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees with the progressive politics of Rise Against... I think it’s really good for anybody to see both sides of the fence and spend time in a place that is hurting—and helping to create the narrative of the country you live in. That was something that was kind of always on my mind, knowing that there are people out there who fell for someone like Donald Trump, who were conned by him, and that these are people just like you and me. So we have to work out how to bridge that gap and figure out where the truth lies in a lot of our arguments with each other."

The lyrics in Wolves follow the band's usual political themes; however, this time around, the band tackles the 2016 presidential election. Songs like "How Many Walls", "Welcome to the Breakdown" and the title track oppose the views of Donald Trump (just as they did George W. Bush during his time in office) since the band members are supporters of Democratic party, while tracks like "House on Fire" and "Politics of Love" are more personal while retaining some political leanings. The lyrics do not specifically refer to American issues; McIlrath stated that "We're not an American band, we're a global one. We have Trump, the U.K. has Brexit. This is a human problem."

McIlrath stated in an interview with The Shrine Auditorium that "In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans. But I realized that I don’t only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can’t exist, where xenophobia can’t exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don’t have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. Wolves isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice."

According to McIlrath, the title "Wolves" refers to "being wolves at the gate, being angry at authority, being angry at the direction of the country and the world, and fighting back. We are the wolves, and the wolves are the good guys in the narrative. We're taking back control." During the writing process, the album was to be titled Mourning in America.

However, after the 2016 United States presidential election, McIlrath changed his mind, proclaiming "Fuck that. Fuck grieving."

Today's tune "Welcome To The Breakdown"taken from the bands latest album "Wolves", enjoy!



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Monday, July 10, 2017

The Legendary - Let's Get A Little High


Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

This week we have the German heavy southern blues rockers THE LEGENDARY with their debut album "Let's Get A Little High".

A band that was formed in Munich by Thorsten Rock (guitar and vocals) along with Stefan Tonjes (drums) back in 2014. They were followed soon after by Alexander Pozniak (guitar) and Basti Philip (bass).


Early recognition came with "If I was A Girl" appearing on the UK Classic Rock Magazine cover CD, and over the next 2 years an EP and 2 singles followed. Last year they got into the studio to record their debut album "Lets Get a Little High", the album was produced by Max Schlichter (KILLERPILZE).


"Let's Get A Little High" is a really fun summer album, with happy and cruel tunes, it's like a mix between ZZ TOP and BLACK STONE CHERRY, light boogie blues with heavy southern rock riffs.

Already with the first tune "Rocket Ship" the rib is set how the album will sound. Heavy driving riffs, catchy and pumping chorus, the lyrics are little cheesy but in this case it doesn't matter as it rocks.

"Let's Get A Little High", the title track keep the blues rock sound high, cool riffs, great vocals.

"Half a Devil" today's tune and the albums first single, a real smoker, were the volume just gets higher and higher with it's hypnotic riffs and whiskey soar vocals.

"Sazerac Woman" some how feels like the Swedish rockers HONG FAUX, a really nice tune.

The half pace and much more mellow tune "Feel Some" is a really nice tune and shows the craftsmanship in song making.

"The Path" is nice rocker where at first I thought Rob Halford was behind the mic, but hey I got cheated big time by Thorsten.

"Shot In The Dark" is another killer tune, very melodic atmosphere, little doomish feeling with a powerful vocals that hit you straight in the bone marrow and the screams, creepy.

"The Dirt" is more tougher, more bulky tune, almost like Billy Idol goes bananas. Catchy with a fist fighting chorus.

The southern rocker "Extraterrestrial" is a nice piece of music that wides up their safety zone, same with the next tune "Tomorrow" that open ups with acoustic guitars in a half pace mode before it changes tempo to a real beauty with an amazing guitar solo.

"Kissin Kate" ends excellent the record with a real blues rocker.

Sum: A real summer feel-good record! 


Today's tune "Half A Devil" is taken from THE LEGENDARYs debut album "Let's Get A Little High", enjoy!



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Tucky Buzzard - Time Will Be Your Doctor


Sunday, time for a classic.

Today's tune "Time Will Be Your Doctor" is taken from the eponymous debut album "Tucky Buzzard" by the British hard rock band TUCKY BUZZARD. It was produced by THE ROLLING STONES bass player Bill Wyman. The album was featured on the band's 2005 compilation album "Time Will Be Your Doctor - Rare Recordings 1971-1972" in its entirety.


"Time Will Be Your Doctor" was also recorded by FUZZY DUCK for their self-titled debut album the same year.

TUCKY BUZZARD were a British hard rock band formed in 1969 by three former members of THE END. The original lineup was Jimmy Henderson (vocals), Terry Taylor (guitar), David Brown (bass), Paul Francis (drums), and Nick Graham (keyboards). Halfway through recording their debut album, Francis departed from the band and was replaced by an old friend from Spain, Chris Johnston, who recorded the remaining drum parts and was credited on the album sleeve. Tucky Buzzard produced a total of five albums between 1969 and 1973. The band's producer was Bill Wyman of THE ROLLING STONES.



Terry Taylor has worked on a number of musical compositions with Bill Wyman and has played with him in a number of his bands, WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS, BILL WYMANS RHYTHM KINGS, since he left THE ROLLING STONES. In 2006 TUCKY BUZZARD was featured in an article called Top 6 Classic Rock Bands You Never Knew You Didn't Know written by Dave White.

"Tucky Buzzard" was recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, 1969 and 1971. All tracks written by TUCKY BUZZARD except "Pisces Apple Lady" written by Leon Russell. Produced by Bill, with occasional help from Glyn Johns, with Mick Taylor doing a bit of guitar playing, and THE ROLLING STONES brass section of Bobby Keys [sax] and Jim Price [trumpet] helping out on some tracks. Originally released June 1971.



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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Accept - The Rise Of Chaos


Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled "The Rise Of Chaos", will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - "Blood Of The Nations", "Stalingrad", and "Blind Rage" - with grandeur and precision.



This will be the first ACCEPT album with guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams, replacing Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann respectively. Like their previous three studio albums, "The Rise of Chaos" was produced by Andy Sneap, making it the band's fourth collaboration with him.



Today's tune is the title tune from "The Rise Of Chaos".

Scott Diussa - Director, Producer, Editor, Photographer
Theodore Miesner - Photographer, Editor, Lighting Director
Brad Moore - Photographer
Cameras and lenses used: Four Nikon D5 cameras, 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, 105mm 1.4, 58mm 1.4, 81,127 still images shot and processed into video sequences.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Blackberry Smoke - Sunrise in Texas


American Southern rock/country rock band BLACKBERRY SMOKE with their latest album "Like An Arrow", that was released on October 14, 2016, came in the mail a few days ago, yeah im out late but that's how things can be sometims, haven't really got the time to give it a spin but will do it in the upcoming days, so let's play one for now.

The lineup consists of Charlie Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards).


Today's tune "Sunrise In Texas" is taken from the bands new album "Like An Arrow".

The song has been a part of the band's set for several years, and the time felt right to finally record it.

"Sunrise In Texas has been a fan favourite for a long time, so we are really happy that we got to include it on Like An Arrow," says singer Charlie Starr. "Thanks to director Jamie Chamberlin's unique and creative vision, I think the video is really something special too."




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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Devin Townsend Project - Stormbending


"Transcendence" is the seventeenth studio album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, and the seventh album in the Devin Townsend Project series. It was released on September 9, 2016 via HevyDevy Records.

"Transcendence" is a top notch album by Townsend and one of the highlights from it is "Stormbending", (see the video) below and it just got even better with a music video to visually conjure its thematic message.

  
“’Stormbending’ was a song that meant a lot to me while writing and when asked to do a video, I really pushed for it,” began Townsend. “I think the idea of it was based around turning the tide of your own perspectives on things. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity and fear that kind of pervades most things lately and finding ways to fight that away and keep a strong outlook on your own life can be challenging. It’s really easy to give in to it all as opposed to consciously working to better your situation,” he added about the lyrical theme.

Finishing up his thoughts, the mainman continued, “The video was done by a team of fantastic people in Serbia, and although it’s a challenge to be included in ones own videos, we decided to do one that was more performance based and I think it turned out really quite well. Thanks to everyone involved for making this happen and thanks to you for listening and supporting if you do :)”


Enjoy today's soul-stirring "Stormbending"



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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Orden Ogan - Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine)


The German progressive power metal band ORDEN OGAN have release a new single "Come With Me To The Other Side" taken from the upcoming fifth studio album "Gunmen" - out 7/7/2017.

 "Come With Me To The Other Side" featuring Liv Kristine on vocals. Liv is from Stavanger, Norway), is a singer/songwriter who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music. She started her career in the music industry as a vocalist for the gothic metal band THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and is the former lead vocalist for the symphonic metal band LEAVES' EYES. She is known for her work in close association with her then-husband and leader of the German band ATROCITY, Alexander Krull.

ORDEN OGAN is a German power metal band with progressive and folk metal elements. The band was formed in 1996 by Sebastian Grütling (drums) and Sebastian Levermann (lead vocals and guitar).



They are also the organizers of the German metal festival WinterNachtsTraum, which has featured such bands as RAGE, SINISTER, AXXIS, ENSIFERUM, VAN CANTO and AGATHODAIMON.

Today's tune "Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine)" is taken from the new studio record "Gunmen" - out 7/7/2017.



Upcoming "Gunmen" Tour Dates 2017 (special guests RHAPSODY OF FIRE)

13.10.17 DE Bochum Matrix
14.10.17 DE Herford X
15.10.17 FR Paris Le Petit Bain
16.10.17 DE Langen Neue Stadthalle
17.10.17 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
18.10.17 DE Bremen Tivoli
19.10.17 DK Copenhagen Beta
20.10.17 DE Leipzig Hellraiser
21.10.17 Cz Prag Nova Chmelnice
22.10.17 DE Munich Backstage
23.10.17 AT Graz Explosiv
24.10.17 IT Treviso New Age
25.10.17 IT Bologna Zona Roveri
27.10.17 ES Barcelona Salamandra
28.10.17 ES Madrid But
29.10.17 ES Bilbao Stage Live
31.10.17 BE Vosselaar Biebob
01.11.17 DE Siegburg Kubana
02.11.17 DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
03.11.17 CH Pratteln Z 7
04.11.17 DE Geiselwind Music Hall
05.11.17 IT Voghera Dadga Club
07.11.17 UK London O2 Islington

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