Category: Metal

 

What happens when Nightwish’s Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind’s Jorn Viggo Lofstad come together for a music project? The result is Northward who ahead of their debut album release on October 19th have just dropped the video for their new single While Love Died.

 

Triple Kill are one of Melbourne’s hottest and hardest working Heavy Metal bands. They take their music very seriously and yet at the same time have their fans laughing with their witty humor displayed in their film clips and promotional videos.

‘Age Of Rebellion’ is Triple Kill’s debut album and will take you on a journey of the creative minds and musical talent that the band share. Each song has a story and a character and mixes metal genres to create a sound that belongs to Triple Kill alone. The album’s artwork is a reflection of the meeting of both Fantasy and Science fiction.

‘Age Of Rebellion’
Written by Triple Kill
Recorded at Monolith Studios
Mastered by Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson 

Track Listing:

  1. Event Horizon
  2. Age Of Rebellion
  3. Decay
  4. Titan
  5. Ran
  6. Lords Of Cinder
  7. Fear The Old Blood
  8. The Alchemist
  9. Tears Of A Burning Messiah

 

From the very beginning Triple Kill have been 100% committed to their music and their high energy live performances. Lifelong best friends, Rodney Goolagong (Vocals), Anthony Commune (Guitar), Ethan White (Bass), Connor O’Keane (Drums) and Daniel Mackie (Guitar) have combined their forces and talent to give you the magic that is Triple Kill.

Triple Kill’s ‘Age Of Rebellion’ is out on October 5th. Pre-Order it here:
triplekill.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

HEAVY Mag was really proud to premiere the new track from Carbon Black a month ago and now we are happy to announce that the band have announced the dates for their album launch.

Carbon Black ‘End of This’ Album Launch
Crowbar Brisbane
Friday, September 14
Presale tickets $15 via Oztix ($20 on the door)
Local supports Mergatroyd, Kold Creature, Regular Gonzales
So get along and check out these guys blow the roof off Crowbar!

Influential Cleveland, Ohio-based metal pioneers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their highly-anticipated upcoming DVD, VOLUME III – a follow up to the widely-acclaimed DVD’s Volume 1 (2005) and Volume 2 (2008) – tomorrow, August 17, 2018 worldwide. The DVD will feature over 90 minutes of new material – including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Available digitally and fine retailers such as Amazon.

Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of their track, “We Are The Truth” (which has garnered over 1.7 million views since it’s release in early July), MUSHROOMHEAD is thrilled to reveal another new music video cut from VOLUME III and their most recent and successful charting album, The Righteous & The Butterfly (the album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart, and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart) – this time for the track “Devils Be Damned”.

The video is a complete DIY production filmed on location at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio – known as one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the main setting of the 1994 cinematic classic, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

In a recent interview with Ultimate GuitarMUSHROOMHEAD producer/drummer/founder Steve “Skinny” Felton explained, “‘Devils Be Damned’ [was filmed at] the Mansfield Prison [Ohio State Reformatory] which is also the prison where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. So there’s a cool backstory there. There’s a scene [in the video] where the little girl is crawling through the tunnel – that’s the same tunnel that Tim Robbins crawled through at the end of the movie – you know, the whole ‘Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.’ line – that’s the same tunnel she crawled through.”

MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced several VOLUME III DVD signings scheduled to take place along their upcoming The Summer of Screams headline tour, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. See below for a full listing of signings and tour dates. DVDs will be available for purchase at each signing, and the band will appear in full costume.

MUSHROOMHEAD Signing Dates: 
8/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside (611 Dutchess Turnpike) – Begins 6:00 PM
8/28 – Houston, TX @ Cactus (2110 Portsmouth St) – Begins 6:00 PM
8/29 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo (600 N Lamar Blvd) – Begins 5:00 PM
9/5 – Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (3158 E Burnside St) – Begins 6:00 PM (tentative, check local listing)
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ Silver Platters (2930 1st Ave S) – Begins 6:00 PM (tentative, check local listing)
9/7 – Billings, MT @ Ernie November (1825 Grand Ave) – Begins 6:00 PM

The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)

The Summer of Screams tour dates:
8/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

8/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
8/19 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
8/21 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
8/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
8/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
8/25 – Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
8/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
8/28 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground

8/29 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live

8/30 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live
8/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
9/4 – Orangevale, CA@ The Boardwalk
9/5 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/7 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/9 – Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
9/11 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/12 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9/14 – Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
9/15 – Chicago, IL @ Patio Theater

SÓLSTAFIR have added more dates to their already announced European tour in support of their latest release ‘Berdreyminn‘ this December. Their massive road-trip will kick off at Poland’s B90 in Gdansk on November 20, and run through 17 more countries before the final curtain falls at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd of December.

The band will be touring in support of the Icelander’s latest album, ‘Berdreyminn’ which is streaming in full here.

 

Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original and fiercely individual bands such as SIGUR RÓS, BJÖRK, and SÓLSTAFIR.

SÓLSTAFIR embody the ever-turning wheel of seasons with their shifting light, darkness, and colours, extreme Northern climate, the stark contrasts, the closeness of beauty and deadly forces of nature, the impressive sceneries that have the bones of ancient gods enshrined in them like hardly any other band in every aspect of their existence.

SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their latest album, ‘Berdreyminn’ underscores this statement. As its title “a dreamer of forthcoming events” aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet SÓLSTAFIR‘s focus is not on style but pure emotion. ‘Berdreyminn’ is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns.  Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fulling this album.

Despite leaning clearly towards an expression that can be described as rock today, SÓLSTAFIR have their roots in metal as their debut full-length ‘Í Blóði og Anda’ (2002), which translates as “In Blood and Spirit” still witnesses. Instead of today’s Icelandic gravel throated siren chants, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason spat forth vitriolic crusty vocals and all strings were forged with black metal. Already their next albums ‘Masterpiece of Bitterness’ (2005) and ‘Köld’ (2009) marked stations of a continuous evolution. SÓLSTAFIR went further along their solitary path and obviously left any categorising box with the ground-breaking follow-ups ‘Svartir Sandar’ (2011) and ‘Ótta’ (2014), which received high critical acclaim and attracted new fans in equal measure, while managing the difficult feat of keeping most of their earlier following too.

SÓLSTAFIR have set sails to new horizons with ‘Berdreyminn’. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.

LONDON is the creation of siren London Gabraelle and legendary Australian heavy music producer & songwriter dw Norton (Superheist, Walk The Earth). Think Lacuna Coil meets Kate Bush & Parkway Drive… yeah it’s heavy, it’s Epic… it’s Pop! It’s massive hooks and even bigger riffs! London Gabraelle’s sweet but heart-wrenching vocal delivery blended with Norton’s crushing guitar style makes for an infectious and original concoction of life and death proportions.

Today London is bringing Sunlight to the world – it’s the first single and music video from a forthcoming album expected to drop in 2019. The single will be live for purchase and streaming this Friday August 17. More information about the album coming soon!

The scenic and provocative clip was filmed and directed by Hollywood whiz Brian Cox (Hollywood UndeadWill HavenButcher Babies) on location at the famous Portsea back beach in Victoria… ironically right next to….London Bridge!London will be hitting the road in the coming month – taking part on the always-massive Psycho Circus Tour, a touring heavy music festival curated by Gold Coast’s Darkcell! London will be appearing at the Melbourne and Brisbane dates of the Psycho Circus festival tour – 25th August at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne and 8th September at Brisbane’s The Zoo.

Formerly from Melbourne and now recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the band has been working tirelessly on this, their debut release. Writing and Recording at dw Norton’s Black Mountain Sound Studio, all music for the album has been written by Norton and all lyrics & vocals written by London Gabraelle.

With an experienced band behind her including guitarist Steeden (Horrorwood Mannequins), Drummer Matt Ellis (Rishathra) and bass player Kim Roberts (Burn The City), London shines as a bright new talent in Australian heavy music.

London’s new single “Sunlight” will shine on the world from this Friday, August 17.

 

 

Brisbane Melodic Hardcore legends Wildheart are dropping their latest and most searing cut from their brand new EP, We Are. The five-track release is out on Friday August 31 2018 AND in a twist of fate and perfect timing, the band have been added to the BIGSOUND lineup in Brisbane – Australia’s largest music conference and showcasing opportunity – alongside other heavy music crews Bad Juju, Gravemind, Bare Bones, The Beautiful Monument, Better Half, Arteries, Windwaker and more!

Pre-Orders for the We Are EP are live now at https://gyro-stream.lnk.to/weare and new single ‘Grief’ will be live for streaming and purchase this Friday August 17!

Wildheart have always been a band to push boundaries, and their latest EP “We Are” showcases their prowess to create vastly contrasting music, whist also enforcing a strong message that is rooted at the ‘heart’ of what they do. 

Last month, Wildheart dropped the namesake single from this forthcoming EP – and triple j staff rushed to review it on Unearthed – triple j Unearthed head honcho Dave Ruby Howe said “Cool, this cranks hard.” and Home and Hosed presenter Declan Byrne expressed “This must be for the wicked because there is no time to rest. Love those slower melodies playing off against the lightning everywhere else.” Both reviewers gave it 4 stars!  


The band have gained a dedicated and energetic fan base, and have supported bands such as Young LionsBare BonesHand of Mercy, A Night in Texas, DeadlightsCasey (UK), and Belle Haven.

Wildheart’s EP ‘We Are’ will be released on Friday August 31 and pre-orders are live now at https://gyro-stream.lnk.to/weare. New Single Grief will be live this Friday August 17. 

Austin, TX based Alternative / Post-Hardcore band CALL ME KING has released their official music video for the single “Broken Machines,” off of their August 4th released, sophomore albume, The Writer and the Written.

CALL ME KING has also launched their Can We Borrow Your Cabs Tour, which kicked off August 4th in their hometown and will wind through the South and Midwest before winding down August 25th in San Antonio, TX.

Call Me King is a post-hardcore act based in Austin, TX. Since their founding in July of 2015, Call Me King has gathered over 11,000 followers across various outlets. Call Me King has been featured alongside nationwide acts such as Asking AlexandriablessthefallEmery, and more. In January of 2016, after only six months of playing together as a group, Call Me King flew to Ohio to record their debut album …and the snow will turn to ash with founding father of progressive hardcore Craig Owens (ChiodosD.R.U.G.S.Isles & Glaciers) as producer and Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes operating as sound engineer. atswtta was released October 7th, 2016 alongside Call Me King’s first tour through the Midwest to promote the album.

Call Me King didn’t take time to rest after that tour, instead doubling down on regional shows to build on their already-established fanbase. They began writing for their second LP, which is currently untitled, in January of 2017. They spent the month of August at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo recording their second album with Jordan DiSorbo. Call Me King’s video for their single “Sycamore Lane” was released in September 2017 as an Alternative Pressexclusive.

Immediately after returning from the studio, Call Me King was able to join one of their major influences, Emery, as they put on their Fan Appreciation Tour. This was a valuable experience for the band, who received incredibly positive feedback and are currently planning their next such tour.

Call Me King has recently partnered with the Inner Light Agency as management and is working toward the release of their second album, slotted for early Summer of 2018.

 

Swedish pop-punkers ABANDONED BY BEARS have released “Greyscale,” the groove-filled banger from their highly anticipated new album. The track closes the bands upcoming third studio album, Headstorm, set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018 on Victory Records. To coincide with the release, the band will be serving up old favorites alongside new Headstorm tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.

“Up to this point we only made videos for our more poppy and upbeat songs,” admits bassist Gustav Eriksson. “All our videos have always had a more ‘positive’ vibe and although this is not the first time we’ve written an angry song, we’ve never accompanied one with any video. We need to keep trying new things to keep the whole band experience fresh, and for us this was very different compared to visuals we’ve done before. This song reflects a situation in your life where you’ve had to cut the ties with a friend, a significant other or someone close that brought the worst out in you.”

Fronted by the dual vocal combo of Leon Ekelund and Fredric Andersson, ABANDONED BY BEARS is rounded out by guitarist Jacob Devinder and Max Fahlman on drums. The band released The Years Ahead in 2016 under Victory Records and spent a quarter of that year in the US touring ever possible corner. They returned in 2017 for another taste of America before closing out the year with their first ever tour of the UK.

When Headstorm is released on August 24, ABANDONED BY BEARS will spend two months circling the US for the first tour supporting the album. The tour starts in Chicago, ends in Nashville on October 25 and “fans can expect a good mix between the last album The Years Ahead, the new one and even some older, deeper material,” promises Eriksson. “We’ve put together a good set that will appeal to everyone and can’t wait to showcase it. Other than that, we look forward to seeing old friends and faces, make new ones and have a good time like always! Americans are always very friendly and welcoming so we’ll probably end up needing surgery on the muscles of our faces to fix the mile-wide grins!”

ABANDONED BY BEARS On Tour 2018

8/18 Sodertälje, SE @ Spinnrocken High 5ive Summer Fest

8/24 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

8/25 Kalkaska, MI @ The Fireball Lounge

8/26 DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe

8/27 Madison, WI @ Ruby

8/28 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

8/29 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge

8/30 Iowa City, IA @ Yacht Club

8/31 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club

9/1 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

9/2 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

9/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

9/5 Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center

9/7 Spokane, WA @ The Pin

9/9 Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston

9/11 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe

9/12 Medford, OR @ King Wah

9/13 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55

9/14 Tulare, CA @ Barmageddon

9/15 Garden Grove, CA @ The Locker Room

9/16 Oceanside, CA @ Midnight Jack Brewing Company

9/17 Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall

9/19 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground

9/20 El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz

9/21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

9/22 Odessa, TX @ The Club

9/23 Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar

9/25 Lafayette, LA @ The Platform at Dat Dog

9/28 Orlando, FL @ Henao Contemporary Center

9/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Beer Punx

9/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks

10/2 Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli

10/3 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub

10/5 Scranton, PA @ Irish Wolf Pub

10/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Music Foundation

10/7 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

10/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

10/9 Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar & Grill

10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

10/11 West Haven, CT @ RVP Studios: The Cave

10/12 Attleboro, MA @ Patterns Creations

10/13 Brantford, ONT, Canada @ Club NV

10/15 Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space

10/16 Corning, NY @ Lando’s Hotel & Lounge

10/17 Erie, PA @ Andromeda’s

10/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

10/19 Warren, MI @ Hot Rock

10/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Jokers

10/21 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement

10/22 Fort Wayne, IN @ The Glory Hub

10/23 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s

10/24 Covington, KY @ The Thompson House

10/25 Nashville, TN @ The End

 

 

Pre-order packages for Headstorm are available now and include an instant download of “Greyscale,” “Headstorm” and “So Far Gone.” The full album will be available everywhere August 24, 2018.

NEGFEST is Art As Catharsis’ annual showcase of heavy, experimental music.

This year the festival is travelling to Brisbane for the first time, alongside Sydney and Melbourne.

Appearing at each show are Art As Catharsis artists Omahara (TAS), Convulsing (NSW) and Bolt Gun (WA).

NEGFEST 2018: Melbourne
22 September at The Reverence HotelDivide And Dissolve
Convulsing
Omahara
Merchant
Bolt Gun
Diploid
TRESPASSER
UboaNEGFEST 2018: Sydney
28 September at the Bald Faced Stag

Omahara
Convulsing
NORSE
Bolt Gun
Golgothan Remains

NEGFEST 2018: Brisbane
29 September at Crowbar

Omahara
Hope Drone
Bolt Gun
Convulsing
Sum Of Us
Siberian Hell Sounds
Sam Haven