Tagged: Metal

On December 7th, long-running Mesa, AZ-based melodic punk/rock/reggae act Authority Zero will release Persona Non Grata, their first studio self-release since their debut EP album Patches in Time over 17 years ago.

On release day, the band will play a free acoustic set at Tempe’s Zia Records at 7pm. Fans that pre-order the record via Zia (bit.ly/AuthorityZia) will also receive a wristband for admittance to an album signing.

On December 8th, Authority Zero is set to play an album release show at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona.

The release of Persona Non Grata will be followed by an early spring European Tour in 2019 and a summer headlining tour of the United States.

Vinyl/merch pre-orders and digital pre-saves are now available at:
https://ffm.to/azpng.ODL

Vocalist Jason Devore says, “The writing process for recording our new album (Persona Non Grata) was simply awesome. The music and lyrical content came together so organically in such a short amount of time given that our last record, Broadcasting To The Nations, only came out a year ago. Mike, Dan, Chris, and I put our hearts into this one and we are all extremely proud of the work we were able to do as a collective. The music and sound are classic Authority Zero but with a slightly revised approach. For the fans as well as ourselves we strive to give each record its own individual character and life.”

Persona Non Grata was recorded at The Blasting Room Studios.
Produced by Bill Stevenson, Andrew Berlin, and Jason Livermore
Mixed & Mastered by Jason Livermore

Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique blend of anthemic melodic-punk, ska, and reggae tone to the masses. A lot has changed in their 20 plus years since the band’s inception but they have always found a way to persist and thrive in todays ever-changing music landscape. “It’s been a long and adventurous trek”, says Jason Devore (singer/songwriter). The band was formed in Mesa, Arizona by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations of what the project could become. With the release of their debut album, A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band’s career gained momentum and they quickly found themselves on the road, touring extensively with acts such as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly, H20, and many more. Over the past ten years Authority Zero has gained international acclaim, spending time on the European festival circuit as well as stints in Australia, Russia, Japan. They have released a total of six full length studio albums, many holding spots on Billboard’s Chart and their music has been featured in numerous video games, tv shows, and movie soundtracks. The band’s many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road including a slew of line-up changes, music industry letdowns, as well as having their van, trailer and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas. The secret to their longevity is simple; keep it pure and believe in your music.

Now, 24 years since the band’s inception, the future remains as bright as ever for Authority Zero, consisting of singer Jason DeVore, bassist Mike Spero, guitarist Dan Aid and drummer Chris Dalley. In June of 2018, the guys got back to work at legendary Fort Collins studio, The Blasting Room (Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX) to record their seventh full-length album, Persona Non Grata with producer and iconic punk drummer, Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/Descendents/ALL).

 

“”It’s time for us to unleash our fifth record RESONANT SUN, the consequence of couantless hours on the road & intoxicated madness. 
We’re pumped with the outcome – and think we’ve managed to strip it down to the raw essence of what the band has become.

Drawing inspiration from opposites – RESONANT SUN will take you on a hard-boiled trip through a vast array of emotional oddities. We can’t wait to finally show you this filthy fuzz-laden doom monster and hope that you’ll love it as much as we do. 
Go let the fuzz take you!
Ever since their inception in 2010, “Berlin 3-piece EARTH SHIP have built their reputation in the vast field of the stoner / doom / sludge underground scene as one of the most relentless and heavy-hitting live bands out there. 
With their thunderousblend of sludgy riffs bluesy leads virulent vocals and a massive dose of both groove and humour vocalist Jan Oberg, his wife Sabine (bass) and Sebastian Grimberg (drums) have taken EARTH SHIP to the stages of Desertfest, Stoned From The Underground & Pelagic Fest
and tours with bands like RED FANG, TORCHE, CROWBAR & VOIVOD.
After 3 albums on Pelagic the band signed with NAPALM RECORDS for the release of 4th studio album „Hollowed“ in 2016.
But the alliance didn’t last long and the band returned to Pelagic’s welcoming arms for album #5: Resonant Sun.
EARTH SHIP continues an evolution towards more stripped down arrangements and tunes that stun through simplicity and heaviness an evolution that began with 2014’s Withered album.
While the occasional clean vocals remind of TORCHE or ALICE IN CHAINS Jan’s range stretches far out into the harsh spheres of bands like MANTAR or WEEDEATER.
The strikingly fat production ofthe album was done by the band leader himself at his own HIDDEN PLANET STUDIOS in Berlin where all EARTH SHIP albums to date were made.

Dallas, TX metal band Light the Fire has dropped a timely new music video for the track “Carry On.”

The track appears on the band’s upcoming third full-length due out this fall on Standby Records.

Stream “Carry On” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2XonRxIoE0dvZfSd4qqH2u

Frontman Seth Davis says, “While we’re an aggressive/intense band, one thing we’ll never be is hateful. We do not stand for violence or general disrespect of anyone for any reason. “Carry On” touches on these very subjects. Acceptance, equality, love, and understanding are something that means a lot to every member of this band. Our upcoming album is titled “Compassion in Unlikely Places” and it comes straight from the lyrics on this video. We realize that the genre of music we play and overall aggressiveness of it might give certain people the wrong impression of what we stand for. With this new single, we want to spread the message of exactly what we’re about and what we stand for. Thanks for reading, and we love you all. Hope the song means as much to you as it does to us.”

Since forming in 2011 Light The Fire have established themselves as a force within the South Central U.S. metal scene.

The band’s first full-length, 2015’s ‘Lost at Sea,’ charted at #3 on the iTunes metal charts alongside the likes of In This Moment and August Burns Red.

The band’s 2016 sophomore release ‘Ascension’ debuted at #35 on the iTunes Rock Charts and 182 on the Billboard Independent Charts.

2017 would see a lineup change from LTF, with guitarist Seth Davis stepping up to the lead vocalist position and the addition of new guitar player/backup vocalist Trey Hawkins. The new lineup would immediately release a new single and music video for “The Void” which was well received, logging over 350,000 streams and almost 38,000 views on Spotify and YouTube respectively.

 

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!

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.

 

DAZE OF JUNE (formerly known as Archives of Alaska) have already, in their very short lifespan, brought themselves a lot of attention. The band brings you solid metalcore, with hooks and choruses of international caliber.

They are now ready with the 2nd single from their upcoming debut album “Heart of Silver”.

The band merges their aggressive edge, with effective and huge melodic fragments, into an album which shows great maturity, for a band that has only existed for 3 years. DAZE OF JUNE has paired up with Prime Collective, and the collaboration has now resulted in 10 strong pieces which demonstrate the talent which DAZE OF JUNE holds. It’s hard, it’s creative, it’s well-executed, but first and foremost it’s massively catchy music.

The debut album “Heart of Silver” will be released through Prime Collective on March 23rd.