Monthly Archives: April 2022

This week on Subculture we were joined by Paul Martin from Devilskin to chat about the band’s upcoming Australian tour.

Take a listen to the full interview below:

As the voice of The Scream, The Dead Daisies, Union and ESP but perhaps most notably, as the voice of Motley Crue during their brief departure from life with Vince Neil in 1994, anything featuring the raspy vocals of JOHN CORABI cannot be mistaken.

On the eve of the release of his autobiography “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”, in which he recounts his life from the streets of Philadelphia to the Sunset Strip and beyond, JOHN CORABI brings his intimate solo acoustic show to Australia for the first time in what can be considered a career retrospective of sorts.

Fans can expect to hear Corabi perform music from all stages of his career intertwined with stories and anecdotes that only JOHN CORABI can deliver.

They don’t come more seasoned than Corabi and with a wide repertoire of rock ‘n’ roll at his disposal, this will be a unique insight into one of the biggest and most recognisable voices in rock ‘n’ roll.

Hardline Media could not be more thrilled to relaunch both international Metal music in Australia and Hardline Touring with Polish legends Nuclear Blast’s VADER and THY DISEASE! Playing a selection of songs from throughout their massive career, VADER will hit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne stages with THY DISEASE in October 2022. After a very quiet couple of years, this is the way to get heavy back Down Under…

Polish Death Metal legends VADER have already released their 16th studio album, Solitude In Madness (via Nuclear Blast), in 2020, with Covid-starved fans keen to see it in action, live. Never one to rest or relax, VADER have done it all during the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive, Thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland… signing a worldwide deal with popular UK indie label Earache Records… to touring the globe (after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991, of course) and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there’s no stopping the Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek – led outfit. Proof of that lies in the exceptionally great Solitude In Madness, where speed and power are back as the driving factors in VADER’s fiendish yet proficient Death Metal style. Further evidence can be found in the differences that separate previous pounder The Empire from Solitude in Madness.

With the band dynamic stable – Marek “Spider” Pająk (guitars), Tomasz “Hal” Halicki (bass), and James Stewart (drums) whom have been in VADER for almost a decade – the song-writing sessions were similar to Tibi et Igni (2014), The Empire (2016), and the tour-only Dark Age (2017). They were easy and smooth. Although things weren’t always like this in the VADER camp, the current line-up has afforded Wiwczarek a platform on which to focus VADER’s most important trait: the music.

THY DISEASE is a Polish industrial metal band from Kraków. Their lyrics generally deal with nihilism, apocalypse, and war. The band was formed in 1999, by musicians formerly active in bands like Sceptic, Anal Stench and Crionics.

Their fourth album, Rat Age (Sworn Kinds Final Verses), was released in early 2006 under Empire Records. The band’s label for the previous three albums was Metal Mind Productions.

The readers of Polish edition of Metal Hammer magazine voted THY DISEASE the best Polish debut act.

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For many years, the number of people suffering from burnout or depression has been steadily increasing in Germany. The speed of life seems to be getting faster and faster. For some, this makes them all the more reluctant to show weakness. It therefore seems more appropriate than ever that the Berlin post-hardcore trio Future Palace wrote a song about accepting one’s own weaknesses in the face of this zeitgeist.
Defeating Gravity‘ is a sonic monument between emo and post-hardcore, melody and brute force, impetus and vulnerability, as the song’s theme demands in the midst of an emotional stream of acceptance and resignation.

“As the name of the single suggests, ‘Defeating Gravity’ is about wanting to defeat something that seems invincible,” comments singer Maria on the song. “So often life takes you to the edge of the abyss, but you try never to fall. Too often, in your stubbornness and ignorance, you forget that you are only human. ‘Defeating Gravity‘ focuses on accepting your own limitations and weaknesses after you’ve pushed them aside for too long.”
For the music video, Future Palace worked with Peter Leukhardt for the first time, who has already shot clips for Annisokay, Beyond The Black and Rising Insane, among others. For the visual implementation of their new single, the band went into a hall in their rehearsal house and made singer Maria levitate over a truss, analogous to the song title – sometimes it’s good to be above things. ‘Defeating Gravity’ is part of the sophomore Future Palace album »Run« which will be released on June 10, 2022.

Singles like the bombastic ‘Flames‘, the rousing ‘Paradise‘ or ‘Heads Up‘ already made it clear that the fight with one’s own demons is a basic theme of the entire work.
»Run« was produced by Julian Breucker, who already worked with scene heavy weights like Beyond The Black and Annisokay guitarist Christoph Wieczorek who also mixed and mastered the record.The album talks about the aftermath of a toxic relationship and shows in a visually stunning and vulnerable way that the struggle with one’s own salvation is only the beginning, even after escaping from a dramatic situation. The band sets these painful processes to music in dramatic post-hardcore, which is able to atmospherically reproduce the ups and downs of one’s own emotions. Brutal like Holding Absence, Spiritbox or While She Sleeps, irresistible and sweeping like Bring Me The Horizon or Pvris – Future Palace sound out all extremes and arrive at a synthesis that is as real as life.
Future Palace are among the most up-and-coming post-hardcore acts in Germany, having been collaborating with Arising Empire since their debut album »Escape«. On Spotify, their songs get a high six-digit number of clicks. In April, the band finally brings their music to the stages when their first own headlining concerts take place, before going on two massive European tours with Annisokay in May and Battle Beast in August and September.

FUTURE PALACE are:
Maria | Vocals
Manuel | Guitar
Johannes | Drums

Lepizig based rock outfit, blacktoothed announced their new full length album »JULI«, due for release on July 29th and serve their next hit called ‘So Real‘.

So Real‘ is a very classic blacktoothed song. A guitar-based playful piece, featuring very personal and emotional lyrics. Especially the catchy chorus hook, contrasting the bluesy verse, shows that “even triplet parts can stay damn well in your head”, drummer David states.

“Also, this song changed a lot in the writing process which makes it really special to us, since every little detail ended up in the song, because we chose it out of all the options we had”Hendrik adds.

The band’s latest work »JULI« was created in collaboration with the producing team of Sawdust Recordings (Christoph Wieczorek & Julian Breucker) and shows that blacktoothed have narrowed their sound and found their musical style.

Recording JULI was a funny “3-way experience”, involving 3 different recording sessions over the course of 2 years, changing band members, finally getting the flow in our songwriting process and of course lots of bad jokes & food with our producing team (cheers!) – to sum it up, we might finally know what we are doing musically“, David, Matti & Hendrik describe their recording experience.

“With JULI, our main concern is to create awareness to the fact that we carry a lot of potential in ourselves to change the lives of our loved ones for the worse, but at the same time to recognise how we might be able to help those affected”

»JULI« is characterized by their unique combination of a solid rock sound with a lot of filigree guitar work, catchy pop-hooks, topped up with a touch of an 80’s vibe. Blacktoothed stand out for using and combining a wide range of stylistic elements from different genres in their songs. This is how ’80s shred guitar solos meet modern, straight rock rhythms and vocal melodies that could cover anything from power ballads to pop chart hooks.

But despite the always very inspiring and motivating time during the songwriting and recording process, the band also longs to be back on stage in filled clubs, as soon as the current pandemic situation allows it. In the past few years, blacktoothed have gained a lot of live experience, having shared stages with well known bands like AcresAnnisokayBad OmensHands Like HousesPolarisThundermother and many more, as well as through other live highlights, including opening up the IMPERICON FESTIVAL and many other open air concerts.

“We are very happy to take our next big step in collaboration with the Arising Empire family and look forward with great anticipation!”

Stan today announced that Tudor drama Becoming Elizabeth will premiere Sunday 12 June, same day as the U.S, only on Stan. Starring Alicia von Rittberg (Fury, Charité) as a young Elizabeth Tudor, Becoming Elizabeth explores the fascinating, untold story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen.

Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg) was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. The death of King Henry VIII sees his nine-year-old son Edward (Oliver Zetterström, The Midnight GangThe Romanoffs), take the throne and sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power when Elizabeth, Edward and their sister Mary (Romola Garai, The Hour, The Miniaturist) find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. 
 
Additional key players in the relentless quest for power include King Henry’s widow, Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine, The Informer, Patrick Melrose), Thomas Seymour (Tom Cullen, Weekend, Black Mirror), the new King’s uncle, who quickly marries the widowed Catherine but soon takes an interest in the teenage Elizabeth and Duke of Somerset (John Heffernan, The Pursuit of Love, The Crown), who loses no time in claiming the position of Lord Protector for himself when the old King dies.
 
The upcoming drama series also stars Jamie Blackley (GreedThe Last Kingdom), Alexandra Gilbreath (Tulip Fever, RSC’s Provoked Wife), Jamie Parker (1917Harry Potter and The Cursed Child), Leo Bill (Rare BeastsIn Fabric), Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones, The Last of Us), Ekow Quartey (This Way UpA Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe), Alex Macqueen (Sally4Ever, Peaky Blinders) and Olivier Huband (I Hate Suzie, A Discovery of Witches).
 
Becoming Elizabeth is created and written by award-winning playwright and television screenwriter Anya Reiss (Spur of the Moment, The Acid Test) who also serves as executive producer with The Forge’s George Ormond (National Treasure, Great Expectations) and George Faber (Shameless, The White Queen) with Lisa Osborne (Little Dorrit, Man in an Orange Shirt) producing. 

The brand new season of Becoming Elizabeth premieres 12 June, same day as the U.S and only on Stan.

Ascending above a multitude of challenges that the past few years have spewed up, last month, Bleed From Within officially launched the most extraordinary chapter of their career, revealing that new studio album Shrine will be released on June 3rd. Stunning first tracks ‘I Am Damnation‘ and ‘Levitate‘ have forcefully staked their intent, cementing their place as one of the most exciting prospects in modern metal.

Today, the Scottish 5-piece have raised the stakes again, delivering a devastating third single, ‘Stand Down‘. Acerbic and indignant, the track lashes out at the injustice of the last few years, and those spreading lies. It’s a call to arms, and a groove-metal masterpiece.

Ali Richardson stated:
“Stand Down addresses the conflict that we’ve seen so much of over the last 18 months. Being locked in the house and having to watch these tragedies unfold on the screen in front of me, I couldn’t help but feel hopeless and sickened by the actions of those responsible. We are battling with that rage throughout the start of the song then by the time we reach the end, we are reflecting upon the possibility of more violence and asking if society has really learnt anything from its past mistakes. I’m sure most people reading this have felt the same anger and confusion in recent history. This song is for you.”