Nine years after 2011’s “Night Keeper”, Italian metallers SCREAMING SHADOWS are working on the release of their next album. The previous album involved several musicians from the Italian scene such as Mattia Stancioiu (ex Labyrinth / Vision Divine), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Jorn), Gianluigi Girardi (Crown of Autumn) and Pier Gonella (Mastercastle).
The band announced: “With great pleasure we announce that, 9 years after the previous Night keeper, there will be a new Screaming Shadows’s album! It will contain 10 new songs that will make all fans of the band happy, this time there will be Alessandro Marras on vocals!”
Alessandro Marras, from Sardinia, has been noted for his work with the Iron Maiden’s tribute band Virgin Killer. It is not yet decided which record company the new work will be released for, the band claims to be in talks with some labels that are interested in releasing it.
The new album is entirely produced by guitarist Francesco Marras (recently become a member of the British band Tygers of Pan Tang) who is now mixing it in his studio. The songwriting is influenced by big names in classic metal such as Iron Maiden and Queensrÿche and will feature 10 new songs.
New All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL– feat. by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) – have released their third single ‘Down That Line’, now available on Bandcamp, Hearnow, Cd baby, Spotify, Youtube and iTunes. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Negative’.
Watch ‘Down That Line’ video here:
The band stated: “We are proud to release our 3rd and new single “Down That Line” and this time in full band line-up. All band members contributed to this video recording in their home studios. Another melodic death metal song different from previous ones and this time with Bjorn Strid as lyricist and amazing vocal melodies and range gives this song a special touch and feeling. Stay tuned from more of AOD and new special guests which we will reveal in upcoming days!!”
Guitarist/lyricist Luger on the debut album ‘Negative’: “The finished songs are already in the process of mixing in Fredman studio. Me and Voi decided not to focus on one genre so there will be tunes for every metal fan. We’re doing this mostly for ourselves and the songs we write are the songs we love to listen at home, hoping they will reach also to other people, as to ourselves.”
Lead guitarist/songwriter Voi Cox adds: “We were always influenced by swedish style and sound when we were kids that’s why it is a big honor to us to have Bjorn from Soilwork on this album, also Fredrik Nordström from Fredman Studio who basically invented that sound. We grew up listening to Soilwork, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames and ofc Death, and that’s why we’re so excited that Steve is in this project, too. So we are very much influenced by those bands but that doesn’t mean that our songs will sound like that and you will hear all that in our debut album.”
More details on the upcoming debut album, and else, will be revealed soon, stay tuned!
🎼ACT OF DENIAL line-up: Voi Cox – Lead guitar, programming Luger – Rhythm guitar Bjorn Speed Strid – Vocals, backing vocals Steve Di Giorgio – Fretless bass Krimh – Drums
🎼All music and lyrics – Cox & Luger Single Artwork – Voi Cox Album Cover Artwork – Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg Mix and master – Fredrik Nordström / Studio Fredman
THE HARPS‘ Vocalist Andry Lagiou has released a video for ‘Mistress of the Night’, directed by Alex Rummler & Andry Lagiou.
Andry Lagiou comments on the video: “This video is about standing for women and equality, it’s against sexism, racism in job opportunities, personal relationships etc that women feel everyday by men in their lives. This happens since the ancient and medieval times till our days, nothing has really changed, BUT the women will rise up, right now!“
Watch the video here:
ANDRY LAGIOU Andry is a versatile artist. She started music when she was 9 years old singing all alone. At 13 she perfromed on stage with various musicians. Now she is a member of Mike LePond’s Silent Assasins.The album has been released on January 26 th from Frontiers Records.
In September of 2017 she joined The Voice of Greece where and it was really a blast.statistics show that more than 1.500.000 saw the videos on youtube of the auditions ,and not to mention the 5 huge countries on live tv.Andry played with many famous musicians in Greece such as Christofors Krokidis and Thanasis Tsaouselis and did covers with well known youtubers.The Harps is her main project and arrangment.
THE HARPS was founded by the band’s lead singer, Andry Lagiou, in Athens, Greece, somewhere in 2012, when they started performing mainly her own compositions and arrangements. ”LOVE STRIKES DOVES” could be described as being hard rock driven, featuring ear-catching guitar riffs, bringing along some of Andry’s classical music influences, making that way the perfect marriage, between notes of an ancient time, and the sounds of today.
Harps’ debut album is openly referred to those who can stand tall, becoming a “Wireflame”, to face the difficulties of a “Lovecirlce”.Those who can think under a “Bloody Sun” making themselves “Immortal Soldiers”, as they’re thickening up their skin, whilst they are so “Vulnerably in Love”.
In 2014 She got to know better the bassist of Symphony X Mike Lepond.Mike asked her if she needed a bassist her answer was yes.In 2019 still with Mike on the Bass she formed the band with Corvin Bahn (Uli John Roth) on Keys, Stephen Platt on the Guitar and Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Dio) on the mix. Next album is called ”SKIES” and promo track is already uploaded on youtube.
The Platinum-selling THE PRETTY RECKLESS have unleashed a creepy and cool Halloween track “Broomsticks“, watch it below.
And stay tuned for some very important updates from TPR after you’ve consumed your Halloween candy…
The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits —the Platinum-certified “Heaven Knows” (the biggest rock song of 2014), “Fucked Up World,” and “Follow Me Down”— a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with “Take Me Down,” which cemented them as “the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart,” according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N’ Roses, Soundgarden, and many other heavy hitters. Their latest single “Death By Rock And Roll” is the fifth No. 1 single of The Pretty Reckless’ career and has been heralded by Paper, Loudwire, CNN, Forbes, and more. The band also has the incredible and impressive distinction of being the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format and the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart.
“Diversity in Extremes” – Century Media Records has always stayed true to their original motto offering a diverse range of extreme music. In 2020 this means another facet by throwing the London based Trap Metal artist MIMI BARKS into the mix.
MIMI BARKS kicked off her career in Berlin, where she started experimenting with a unique mix of Trap and Metal, adding her trademark ferocious and raspy vocals. After relocating to London in 2019, she finalized her debut-solo EP “Enter the Void” bursting through a male-dominated scene with female force. Century Media Records has always been a breeding ground for female artists, and we are more than happy to welcome another visionary who is oscillating between genres.
Italy-based HURRICANE ON SATURN have announced that the countdown has started to their debut full length album, entitled “Killing Field”, which will be released in November 2020, and available on all digital stores. More details will be revealed shortly, so stay tuned!
HURRICANE ON SATURN is a new Italy-based project started in 2019 by musicians coming from various musical genres with both national and international live/studio experience, named Dakm, Maydx, Antares, Rastaban, Menkib. The proposal out of any classification is based on a unique use of electronics combined with rock and metal influences.