Finnish bluegrass band STEVE’N’SEAGULLS have covered METALLICA‘s ‘Master Of Puppets’ in a way you’ve never heard it before, check it out below.
“Master! Master! New live music video out now! This one was made in collaboration with a Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra. Who else but Hiltunen would have jumped behind the wheel of Valtra’s very first farm machine made in the 50’s?”
Video by Jaakko Manninen Photography
Also check out below some other pearls from the band.
Jimmy Kay and Former Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin spoke with Singer of ARTILLERYMichael Bastholm Dahl. They talked about the new Album X as well as Turbin and Artillery’s touring history. X will be released May 7 via Metal Blade Records.
Tell us about the making of the album “When we finished off the Face of Fear album (last one) we knew that Morton’s health was not that good but we went out and played like we always did. When we started with the recording of X and the writing process we were looking for something to justify to do this album. One of the reasons we decided to go on that was Morton’s wish, he wanted us to go on. Then all of sudden all these old demos from Morton started to appear. Peter the bassist had a lot of demo tapes lying around back from the days of ‘By Inheritance’ Album from Morton. Morton also had demos from the ‘Face of Fear’ album that didn’t make it onto the album. So we took quite a bit of material that Morton had prepared and put into the album, so that was nice cause it felt like he was there. The whole Recording process and writing of the New Album X was a bit Like therapy, the mourning of Morton and honouring his legacy. I know he was present in everyone’s mind. On the album we tried to think of what Morton thought so he was much present in spirit
Tell us about the musical direction of the new album
“In general we don’t over think it that much we are just trying to do what we feel what is natural for us and what we would like to hear. I know a lot of people think they want Artillery to sound like they did on the first two albums. But things today are flowing quite naturally. We wanted this new album to feel like things were moving forward and trying new terrain and still honour the old elements of the band as well. One part melodic but of course the heavier thrashier stuff. But we have been doing ballads as long as I have been in the band and I enjoy writing songs like that where you can have more contrasts in the songs.”
Co-founding member Morten Stützer passed in 2019. Having played a big part in shaping Artillery’s songs and appearing on every album up to 2018’s riveting The Face Of Fear.
Tracklisting: 1 The Devil’s Symphony 2 In Thrash we Trust 3 Turn up The Rage 4 Silver Cross 5 In Your Mind 6 The Ghost of Me 7 Force of Indifference 8 Varg i Veum 9 Mors Ontologica 10 Eternal Night 11 Beggars In Black Suits
Finnish melodic metallers DEAD END FINLAND have released a new single Beyond The Distance. The track is released again in collaboration with Inverse Records and it is included on an upcoming EP which is released in late 2021.
Guitarist & Bass player Santtu Rosén comment: ” “Beyond The Distance” is the second single from our upcoming release. It will be released in the spring ravaged by the corona on April 15, 2021. Where our previous album dealt more objectively with the state of the whole nation and the prevailing world situation, the theme of our new album is clearly more personal. The song to be published tells the story of how one is forced to first touch the bottom to be able to strive towards the surface. A kind of power song, if you will.”
AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN have today released Melancholia, the second single to be taken from from their upcoming ninth studio album, As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes – due for release via Prosthetic Records on May 21. The Netherlands based black metal-meets-shoegaze outfit premiered the track yesterday via Roadburn Redux, with an accompanying visual which you can watch here.
Speaking on Melancholia, the band comments: “Melancholia: A persevering feeling running through all of our lives on a daily basis, and we are sure in other peoples lives too. Combined with a longing for times gone by and people we miss, it can all be overwhelming sometimes. But still most of us soldier on. In a way the song is about this, but also that it’s a crucial part of being human and being alive.”
Recorded, mixed and mastered within the confines of the band, AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN remains a project shrouded in mystery and the band is yet to perform live. Their reclusive nature doesn’t detract from the alluring nature of their output – if anything the anonymity adds to the mystery and intrigue. Inspired by the originators of black metal and the gothic doom of the 1990s, AAFCC have created something that pays homage to its roots but remains forward thinking. For fans of Deafheaven and Alcest, there’s plenty to uncover with As The Morning Dawns…
Traversing familiar topics such as love, life, death and eternal existential quandaries, AAFCC combine bleakness and hope, love and death – creating an unforgettable, majestic collection of songs. Recorded over a longer period of time than usual, each track got individual attention and was crafted as a stand alone element of the greater whole. They might not give away much about themselves, but they leave their mark on every one of these eight tracks.
As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes track list: 1. Carefully Breathing 2. Of Your Light 3. In Winter 4. Splendour Unnoticed 5. As The Morning Dawns, We Close Our Eyes 6. Hearts Closed 7. Melancholia 8. Last Night I Believed In You
Greece’s beguiling quintet ΛΔΛΜ (ADAM) have streamed their new single/video ‘Super Silver Haze’, and announced the physical release date of their brilliant LP, Sun.
ΛΔΛΜ are an esoteric and captivating group, straddling the worlds of grunge, post-rock, alternative metal, psychedelic and stoner rock. They return with Sun, originally released 21 August 2020 but now seeing a physical re-release 4th June 2021 via famed local label Venerate Industries.
Sun is an ode to our star as a grey line on the horizon, the hope and anticipation for better days that may never even come and the spiritual liberation through a psychedelic journey between the macrocosm and the microcosm.
A concept album, Sun’s theme of fatal hope can be heard throughout, not least on the apocalyptically weighty, monolithic closer, ‘Phase #3: Eclipse’, the conclusion of a mighty 3-song saga detailing a psychedelic trip. The protagonist of the LP begins the saga in another plane of consciousness, overviewing all the problems in his life, before moving to ‘Phase #2’, defeat with hope and finally returning to earth with ‘Phase #3’.
This trilogy is an encapsulation of ΛΔΛΜ’s approach – wide-ranging, ambitious, unearthly and grounded all at once; the culmination of seven years of writing.
Bearing elements as disparate as Dopelord, Deftones, Kyuss, Paradise Lost, A Perfect Circle, and Soundgarden, ΛΔΛΜ’s new LP was self-produced with Stelios Efendakis (Gardenbox), recorded at the Haus of ΛΔΛΜ, and mixed and mastered at Ritual Studios, Athens. Since Sun’s digital release it has amassed over 300,000 streams worldwide, and will see further success with its physical re-release.
TRACKLISTING: 1: …And then there was Light 2: Super Silver Haze 3: Never Say Never 4: Enter: Oblivion 5: MONOLITH Phase #1: As Above 6: MONOLITH Phase #2: So Below 7: MONOLITH Phase #3: Eclipse
For many who lived through it, 2020 will forever be the year that time stopped. Especially for those who thrive in packed, sweaty environment – musicians, concertgoers, even humble record label operators – this led to some pretty fundamental changes in the way we spent our time. Like Nick DiSalvo did, best known as the frontman of Elder and one half of Gold & Silver: long in the making but finally taking off in this dreaded year where creativity was relegated exclusively to one’s own domain, DiSalvo has announced the release of his upcoming DELVING solo debut, entitled Hirschbrunnen, which will be out on June 11, 2021 through Stickman Records.
Hirschbrunnen is a collection of songs that display a wide range of influences from psychedelic rock, early electronic music, 70’s prog as well as jazz and even ambient sounds – yet all with a distinct songwriting style that DiSalvo has come to be known for. His upcoming delving album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Behrens and Emanuele Baratto at Big Snuff Studio.
“I’m an almost obsessive songwriter, working on music every day and amassing a huge collection of song fragments and ideas that often don’t get the attention I’d like because of the time I spend with my main band.” DiSalvo recently explained.“‘Thanks’ to this pandemic, I’ve had plenty of time to pick up some of the songs I’ve written over the past years and finally make an album that I’ve been telling myself forever I’d do.
From my earliest moments as a musician, I have been obsessed with home recordings, begging my parents for a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder for Christmas when I was 12 and making my own albums. delving is a continuation of this creative spirit: experimenting all on my own, forgetting bands, fans and expectations and making whatever music I want to.”
Today, the multi- instrumentalist has shared a first single and trippy music clip for “The Reflecting Pool”. Dive into the cosmic soundsphere of Delving and watch the new video right here:
“Hirschbrunnen – “stag fountain” – is the colloquial name of a large fountain that presides over a large green area near where I live.“ DiSalvo continues.“For me, it’s been strange to see my world, which normally consists of a fair amount of travel and external stimuli, reduced to one city, one district, one block for so long. Frustrating as that is, you might start to find inspiration and surprising beauty in your everyday surroundings that you otherwise would have ignored. Just as all the music I make is influenced by my experiences, Hirschbrunnen is a product of this unique and strange time in which we all have been forced to delve more deeply into our own thoughts.”
1. Ultramarine 2. Delving 3. The Reflecting Pool 4. Wait And See 5. Hirschbrunnen 6. Vast
delving‘s Hirschbrunnen will be out on June 11, 2021 and available as a 2LP, CD and in Digital formats through Stickman Records. The album pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!