Cypriot hard rockers DON CANYON are set to release their new song ‘Ready To Dream’. The two brothers Panos and Themis Papadopoulos this time have recruited guest vocalist Andreas Kapatais from the band MINUS ONE and the track is produced by the band and Chris Cara.
The single will be released on Friday 9th April and will be available via Spotify and Apple Music.
As Panos explains, “The track describes the constant stress of trying to survive in a world without hope of a secure future.
There is a sense of unfulfillment about life and a difficulty finding a more meaningful way to exist. We represent the anger of society at politicians, corporations and media, who guide people into meaningless, materialistic lives for the rich to make increasing profits.
The strong chorus describes the people who are beginning to rebel against a system set up by politicians and corporations, in the hope of a more meaningful and secure future.
We aimed to show that current life is designed to prevent people improving their self-awareness and mental health, but there is hope that young generations will not tolerate this system any more and will fight back.”
‘Ready To Dream’ will also premiere as a lyric video on the band’s YouTube channel, fans can turn on the notification bell as a reminder. The band will be there to chat live to fans.
With only three weeks left until their debut album “Anti” sees the light of day, Norwegian eclectic hard rock band WHITE VOID are offering another glimpse at the tonal variety you can expect from the record. Their new single, ‘The Shovel And The Cross’, manages to hint at classic influences like Roky Erickson, New Model Army and Black Sabbath, while still maintaining a bold anything-goes approach that lets singer Lars Nedland showcase his ability to shift from an uber-cool dark post-punk timbre to formidable theatrical heights with ease. “Anti” will be released on March 12th, 2021. ‘The Shovel And The Cross‘ is again accompanied by an artfully crafted music video, which you can watch here:
Front man Lars Nedland comments on the song: “Facing the absurd is overwhelming. Sometimes you just feel like digging your own grave. After all, we are here against our will! This song is about the darkness we face while trying to figure out what the hell we’re supposed to be doing here. The video goes suitably with that theme as it shows my face quite literally falling to pieces. You know, normal, Norwegian stuff. It’s dark here. We try to entertain ourselves. Want to see me lose face? This is your chance!“
1. Do. Not. Sleep. 2. There is No Freedom but the End 3. Where You Go, You’ll Bring Nothing 4. The Shovel and the Cross 5. This Apocalypse is for You 6. All Chains Rust, all Men Die 7. The Fucking Violence of Love 8. The Air was Thick with Smoke
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WHITE VOID is absence of direction and sense in life. It’s a description of the fundamental disharmony between the individual’s search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe. Eclectic hard rockers WHITE VOID are a curious bunch. Forged in the space between the occult rock of the seventies, the no-excuses-hard rock of the eighties and the British New Wave movement, they balance on the event horizon that separates old from new. Aggression from melody. Dream from drive.
Add to that the fact that the bandmembers of WHITE VOID have their backgrounds in Norwegian black metal, chiptune electronica, pop music and blues, and you’ll see why Anti is an album that’s hard to pin down. It’s darkly melodic, it’s driven, and it’s infused with earworms, hooks and licks. Boasting a shameless attitude, though, it comes forth as deeply true to the core of our shared hard rock heritage.
In the center of WHITE VOID stands Lars Are Nedland, long time member of BORKNAGAR and SOLEFALD. Leading a team of musicians including Tobias Solbakk of IHSAHN fame, electronica staple Vegard Kummen and blues rock virtuoso Eivind Marum, he navigates the waters of hard rock riffs, new wave harmonies and blues rock solos with determination and elegance.
Still, Anti probably doesn’t sound like you think. It’s an album riddled with contrasts and references, musically as well as philosophically. The concept is based on Albert Camus’ Absurdism and deals with how you cope with an existence that is in its core absurd. Musically it draws on the past while forging towards the future. And the result? Well, enter the Void to find out!
WHITE VOIDis: Lars Nedland- Vocals Tobias Solbakk – Drums Vegard Kummen – BassEivind Marum – Guitar
The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO has released her new single and video for the song ‘The Devil In Me‘ today. The song is the title track from her forthcoming studio album, which is set for release on 26th March via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover of the single was created by the famous Brasilian Neo-Pop artist Romero Britto.
German melodic hardcore outfit SETYØURSAILS have signed an official contract with premier Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records.
In November 2018, the four-piece released their smashing debut album, “Enough“, instantly garnering attention from genre-relevant press outlets like FUZE Magazine, MoreCore and many more. In 2019, the band went on to prove themselves via their energetic live performances on the main stages of popular Reload Festival and Traffic Jam Open Air, sharing the stage with bands like Walls Of Jericho, Jinjer and Hatebreed.
Fronted by powerful vocalist Jules Mitch, the band’s trademark sound floats between clean vocals, forceful shouts and truly catchy lyrics. SETYØURSAILS are just getting started – more to be announced soon…
SETYØURSAILSon the signing: “We couldn’t be happier to work with the amazing team from Napalm Records.This signing means a lot to us andwe can’t wait to release new music with such a strong partner by our side. Since we’ve worked really hard to get to this point, it finally feels like it all paid off and our family just got bigger. Thanks to our entire management team and everyone who supported us. Rock’s not dead, metal’s not dead and never will be. Let’s do this!”
Get into the SETYØURSAILS universe and watch their video for “Enough” HERE:
The first of many IMMORTAL GUARDIAN collaboration covers, this is the band’s version of the classic song ‘Into The Pit‘ by Rob Halford’s band FIGHT. For the cover video, Immortal Guardian collaborated with Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Sebastian Bach, Testament, Pain Museum) and Leandro Caçoilo (Viper, Eterna, Seventh Seal, HardShine, Dirty Dogs, Caravellus).
“This is the first of many covers, so let us know what you would like to hear next and who you would want us to collaborate next!”
Check out the video:
Cover Video Line-up: Immortal Guardian: Carlos Zema – Vocals, Gabriel Guardian – Guitar/Keys, Joshua Lopez – Bass, Justin Piedimonte – Drums Special guests: Metal Mike Chlasciak – Guitar, Leandro Caçoilo – Vocals Produced by: WidowMaker Studios
After winning over new audiences with their acclaimed 2018 debut full-length “Age of Revolution” and touring relentlessly alongside fellow shredders such as Marty Friedman, Powerglove, and Exmortus, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN gathered in Las Vegas last year to begin recording their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, each member of the band retreated to their respective hometowns. With shutdowns around the world being enforced, the band completely scrapped the record that they had been working on and were heavily inspired to write and create a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events.
“Psychosomatic” is a product of the extraordinary events of 2020. The result is a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian remaining in Las Vegas, vocalist Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, new drummer Justin Piedimonte joining the band from his hometown in Montreal, Canada, and new bassist Joshua Lopez remaining in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN‘s native Texas.
The group, founded by Gabriel Guardian, whose uncanny ability to play guitar and keyboard simultaneously has been showcased on MTV’s “Amazingness” along with his unique dual-instrument covers of classics by the likes of Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Guns N’ Roses have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and have been built upon the band’s following through multiple self-released EPs before signing with M-Theory Audio for the 2018 release of their first full-length record, “Age of Revolution”. The band has also performed live alongside some of the biggest names in metal, including Judas Priest, Dragonforce, Kamelot, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica, Slayer, Metal Church, Soilwork and Steve Vai, and in countries such as Brazil and Russia, and during high-profile performances at ESPN’s X Games, South By Southwest and the Fun Fun Fun Fest.
“Psychosomatic” is the next step in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s evolution while still capturing the band’s exhilarating trademark melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies.
Digital pre-save, CD and limited-edition purple vinyl pre-orders for “Psychosomatic”, which will be released by M-Theory Audio on February 12, 2021 are available now at http://smarturl.com/immortalguardian.
Second single ‘Lockdown’:
Track Listing: 1. Psychosomatic (5:33) 2. Read Between The Lines (6:01) 3. Lockdown (4:12) 4. Phobia (6:13) 5. Clocks (5:12) 6. Self-Isolation (0:39) 7. Goodbye To Farewells (5:50) 8. Candlelight (5:24) 9. Find A Reason (7:00) 10. New Day Rising (5:56) Album Length: 52:06
Album cover art by Nathalia Suellen (Secret Sphere, Almah, Dark Moor).
Swedish rockers BLACK INK RIVER are set to release their new album “Through The Unknown” on 29th January via GMR Music Group.
The album was recorded in the bands hometown Västerås, mixed by Nanni Johansson at Hansa Studio in Berlin and mastered by Frida Claeson Jahansson at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg. “We could not be more pleased with the team of sound engineers and guest musicians on this record. We have some really good organs played on the majority of the songs and I’m singing a duet with the super talented singer Chasmin Marquez on the song When I’m Gone”, says DanielWahlström.
“Through The Unknown” will be available on Vinyl LP and on a double digipack with two bonus tracks and a DVD. Due to the pandemic situation, the vinyl release is delayed until the end of February.
1. Through The Unknown 2. Sulphur Sky 3. No No No 4. Midnight Cowboy 5. When I’m Gone 6. Seabeast 7. Echoes In Me 8. Fools Are Running The Show 9. In A Daze 10. I Am Fire
Bonus tracks: 11. Wonderchild 12. Dementia
The album can be described as heavy rock in the vein of Mountain, Cry Of Love and Cream.
BLACK INK RIVER is: Daniel Wahlström – Vocals/Percussion Bosse Karlsson – Guitar Anders Modd – Bass Roger Johannessen – Drums