• BARBARIAN WRATH Samhain Newsletter

    30 okt 2014, 17:09 av BarbarianWrath

    From Oct. 31st 0:01 am to Oct. 31st 11:59 pm CET all BARBARIAN WRATH, WITCHES BREW and NAZGULS EYRIE CDs are just 6.66 EUR a piece over at http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu/shop/

    A perfect time to complete your collection, wouldn't you say ?


    Next week, 2 new releases each on BARBARIAN WRATH and WITCHES BREW will go to pre-order status with an official release date on November 15th 2014. It's:

    WARHORDE "Kiss The Goat" CD (WRATH056) -- Cold wet mist drifts across the land as the Hexing Hour draws near and with it comes the foul stench of the sin of "Witchcraft". "Four White Horses" draw the chariot of the Master and under a pale full moon the WARHORDE assembles to kiss the goat and renew their infernal oath of allegiance. None may stand in their way. Human language fails to describe this work of unholy depravity...

    ORDALIA "The Return Of The King" CD (WRATH057) -- A very promising band along the same lines as Italian legends like ADRAMELCH or DARK QUARTERER, ORDALIA are located on the island of Sicily in the shadow of Mount Etna. At the crossroads of 3000 years of various civilisations they are predestined to tell tales of "Blood And Fire". "The Return Of The King" was originally recorded in 2000 and almost buried by the sands of time but a lucky run-in over at G+ got me in contact with the mastermind behind the band which recently reformed and will record a brand new album in 2015 CE. Raise the Black Sword "Mormegil" in anticipation !

    I didn't bother with a YouTube video this time around but you can listen to songs at either
    Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/barbarianwrath or
    BandCamp @ https://barbarianwrath.bandcamp.com

    The 2 new WITCHES BREW releases will be
    PYÖVELI "Still Underground" and
    ACID AGE "Drone Shark Ethics"
    Since both releases pretty much defy human language and multiple attempts to pen an ample description have failed utterly I urge you to check out these Thrash eruptions from Hell on the Witche's very own SoundCloud page @ https://soundcloud.com/witchesbrewthrashes

    Proceed at your own peril.
    You.
    HAVE.
    Been.
    Warned.


    Other than that, wherever you read this, do join BARBARIAN WRATH at one of our official news outlets which are:

    Our forum @ http://www.barbarianwrath.org/forum/
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    LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/company/barbarian-wrath
  • The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records) - Halloween Single

    20 okt 2014, 19:35 av criminalrecords

    The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records)

    Listen now! Make your own mind up: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kut/I+Want+You+Maniac
    I Want You Maniac
    If you like it please give it a heart <3

    Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Sonic Boom Six / My Vitriol), The Kut -‘I Want You Maniac’ is an upbeat, grunge fused horror-rock track taken from the bands forthcoming EP. As a quick follow up to their ‘Make Up’ EP, it has been good news that the band is back in the studio so soon, especially given what spanned a near 3 year hiatus.

    Front-woman Maha spoke about the single, shortly after the news they’d been confirmed on the Camden Nightmare Festival line up today… “We’ve always wanted to put out a Halloween single, it’s always been our rock Christmas, and I Want You Maniac was the right track for us to celebrate it with... It’s been awesome working with James in the studio again, and the video was a lot of fun to make as well… We envisioned it as a zombie version of pet cemetery, it’s a bit scary”

    Forthcoming Dates
    Fri 31st Oct: Halloween Special, The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
    Sat 1st Nov: Nightmare Festival, (Proud Camden), London
    Mon 10th Nov: The Black Heart, Camden, London

    The Kut: Biography
    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio formed from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, the recent ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The latest offering, ‘I Want You Maniac’ ties some of those tracks together, combining elements of horror pop with their grunge rock sound. Recently joined by ex-Riot Squad drummer, Violet, on drums, the band are due to release their new EP in Spring 2015.

    This year the band’s first EP, ‘Make Up’ saw dark and emotive tracks like ‘No Trace’ into the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. The single was also supported by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford. This lead to The Kut being invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set live from the Blackburn studios. The video was play listed on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured by Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track.

    Most recent single ‘Mario’, was supported by Scuzz TV on their ‘Huge Rock Anthems’ show, as well as Putpat TV and BBC Introducing Lancashire, just ahead of the release. The band’s previous video, ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune and NME TV (Radar), whilst their first ever video ‘DMA’ (aka Doesn’t Matter Anyway) was added to 16 USA cable channels on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show this May. The band has also had a number of tracks playlisted at the major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour.

    ‘I Want You Maniac’ available now at http://thekut.bandcamp.com

    http://www.thekut.co.uk | @thekutgirlsrock |http://www.facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock | http://youtube.com/TheKutVEVO

    Kerrang! Magazine
    “Despite the loud Courtney love references they’re more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem”

    Metal Mouth
    “If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10

    Subba-Cultcha
    “Heavy guitar, banging drums, dirty crisp vocals and a whole of attitude… the NMS would like to welcome The Kut to the party … without a shadow of a doubt they’re on the ascendancy! ”

    Hit The Floor Magazine
    “[No Trace] epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90′s, where grunge rock was at it’s best!”

    Bristol Live Magazine
    “If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”

    Tasty Fanzine
    “‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10

    SWNK Magazine
    “No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”

    Alt Dialog
    “It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”

    Ultimate Underground
    “They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”

    Seba-Rashii Culture
    “When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”

    Uproar Webzine
    “Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”

    Peek-a-boo Magazine
    “The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”

    Blast Out Your Stereo
    “Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”

    Mistree Magazine
    “Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”

    Palace of Rock
    “There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”

    Backseat Mafia
    “The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”

    http://www.criminalrecords.cc
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  • SOLSTICE

    10 okt 2014, 03:32 av CoryellsGhost

    I make no bones about it: i've been a big fan of this band since I heard the album i'm gonna ramble about tonight.



    New Dark Age is simply The Shit. The first Solstice album, Lamentations, was a great album but at the same time was more bound to other 'epic doom' bands than New Dark Age was. (I always thought Lamentations was very Solitude Aeturnus ish, not as USPM-y though) Solstice introduced not just a folkish streak, but a defiantly heavy metal one at that - this frequently straddles the line between heavy and doom metal. Either way, it ends up feeling ancient and earthen in a way not many metal bands have since.

    The riffs are fucking goddamn spectacular on this record. it doesn't matter whether they hit on some melodic heavy metal-ish number or the more trudging doom of the last song, Rich Walker's riffs and melodies are fantastic. The folk aspect of the album is never used as a gimmick once; it feels as ancient and as one with the metallic parts as is possible. Short of some Primordial, i've never heard another band put the two together as brilliantly. They go brilliantly with the vocalist. Morris Ingram isn't a technical all star, but he sings with power; just the way he phrases and rolls his words goes perfectly with what the rest of this band offers. Again, it feels earthen; despite the rather crisp production, New Dark Age is an album that feels like something that could've come from hundreds of years ago, it has such a naturalistic streak to it.

    All of the songs here rule. The last song maybe goes on a little too long, but every else is brilliant. The songs are often rather involved but never feel like a chore to go through, have a ton of earworm catchy riffs and vocal melodies ('Hammer of Damnation' is so memorable, SHIT), and are just thoughtfully written songs. It's a brilliant album all around despite its minor flaws. Aside for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, i've never heard an album in this niche better than New Dark Age.

    Solstice

    For fans of
    Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus, Memento Mori, Scald, DoomSword
  • Ultimae - ASURA [ Radio Universe ] Coming Soon...

    9 okt 2014, 10:05 av Ultimae

    Radio Universe, the fourth album by French composer Charles Farewell aka Asura to be released on Ultimae, presents a renewed vision of the Seventies Space Music legacy.

    Available on 21st October 2014 in CD deluxe format (+ limited edition of postcards for the first 500 orders), you can already discover and reserve your copy. By advance, thanks for your precious support.


    All tracks written & produced by Charles Farewell.
    Except 'Farscape 7', written and produced by Charles Farewell & Ayten.
    Studio 777 | France
    Mastering by Vincent Villuis – Ultimae Studio (France).
    inre057 - (C) & (P) 2014 Ultimae
    CD & Digital Release date : 21th October 2014
    All other platforms : 28th Octobre 2014


    Watch Video Teaser
    Reserve your CD copy
    Reserve your Digital copy


    The Ultimae Team
    Ultimae Records
    www.ultimae.com
  • The Dark Unseen Drones are Behind Insomnia! Immundus new album!

    8 okt 2014, 18:22 av Immundusnorway

    With a blend of ghost and horror music Immundus has given all his fans Insomnia - and it is all just in time for Halloween.

    “Like a psychopathic conductor, Duarte orchestrates a frightful and sinister dissonance.”- Elitarian Music Zine





    (LØTEN, HEDMARK, NORWAY) October 08, 2014 – You can’t sleep... You lie awake as the bass and tone of a musical drone pokes and provokes the terrors from your soul. Ah, you must have Insomnia - the latest release from Immundus. Also known as Bruno Duarte, Immundus is a Norwegian-based dark ambient composer.





    Drones and dissonance were just a few of the tools he used to create ­Insomnia – his fifth album to date.

    Immundus has morphed into an innovative harbinger amid his cohorts. He has forged a stylistic amalgam he terms as “ghost and horror music.” Duarte expounds, “I’ve always been interested in the paranormal and the afterlife. To be able to write music about these subjects is a great thrill.”

    Immundus crafts his music and instrumentation via inspiration from life experiences as well as horror movies. He offers insight to the creative process on Insomnia, “I first created the stories in my mind, the imagery. It was only thereafter that I set out to compose the music.”

    Insomnia stands apart from Immundus’ previous releases primarily due to its focus - which is less on technical aspects – and more on emotively enticing instrumentation. The tracks merge together thematically and involve meticulous production, at times using even broken instruments to capture the perfect ambiance.

    Within Insomnia, musical scores scream toward you with a constant tension. They are more like “scare-scapes” than soundscapes. This is perhaps why Immundus has been called a “pioneer of fear.”

    Key songs on Insomnia include, “The Reaper Plays Violin,” with its hauntingly-dissonant cabinet grand piano and violin. “The Ancient Nightcrawler” is an ethereal exposé, highlighting Immundus’ uncanny ability to create a virtual scene in the listener’s mind. Also doused with Duarte's doom are both “Welcome the Butcher,” and the title track, “Insomnia."

    There’s no cure for an Insomnia delivered by dark, unseen drones.



    CONTACT
    Bruno Duarte

    http://www.immundus.me
  • 2006 - 5 picks from my personal collection

    5 okt 2014, 15:02 av Jim_Lithium

    [Part 23 of a series of posts where I look at a handful of favorites from my own record collection from the past 30 years. A version of desert island discs, if you will.]




    First attended events logged on Last.fm. I'm sure I was a member before that so maybe older events have been removed..? Whatever. Had one of the best concert days of my life when I attended Sauna Open Air in Tampere. Killer lineup: Blake, the Black League, The Flaming Sideburns, Iggy & The Stooges and Down. The last two being first times seeing two absolute favorite bands. Up until that point, it was one of the best days of my life. It still ranks pretty high up. Also attended the now defunct Avanto festival for the first and only time. Got to see Islaja, Prurient, Tomutonttu and a couple other experimental artist for the first time. Black Dice unfortunately cancelled but I eventually got to see them a few years later.




    Glenn Hughes - Music for the Divine

    I seem to be putting a lot of favorites on these lists but then again, that's the point. So here we have my favorite Glenn Hughes solo album. I know I'm repeating myself a lot but this is, again, the one that hooked me. Incredibly strong opening trio of songs in "The Valiant Denial", "Steppin' On" and "Monkey Man". Chad Smith plays drums on the album and John Frusciante guests on bonus track "Nights in White Satin". "You Got Soul" is another favorite song and absolutely constitutes going over my five sentence rule.



    Jolly Jumpers - Mobile Babylon

    Jolly Jumpers had been around since 1980 but with Mobile Babylon their popularity jumped. The album made many best of 2006 lists as far as Finnish music was concerned and with good reason. The addition of former Flaming Sideburns axeman Ari-Matti Jutila seemed to have rejuvenated the band and as a result we got one of their most inspired albums. I have two favorite songs on this album that are above the rest, "Shooting star" and "Palomino". Jolly Jumpers are well worth checking if you're into Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Neil Young and the like.



    Beth Orton - Comfort Of Strangers

    Comfort Of Strangers is a bit of a departure from Orton's previous albums. The basics stay the same but the approach is different. Recorded in two weeks with mostly just 3 people involved, the sound of the album is simple, somewhat stripped down yet incredibly warm. No electronics here, just acoustic guitar, bass, drums, piano and some harmonica and accordion for added flavor. Every song is a gem but my favorites include "Worms", "Shadow of a Doubt", "Safe in Your Arms" (brilliant mood and lyrics) and "Pieces of Sky".



    Primal Scream - Riot City Blues

    After some hit and miss records, Primal Scream get back to basics and put out one of the finest pure rock albums of the 00's. When there's a song called "Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll)" on the album, you should have no doubt what you're in for. Classic Rolling Stones, 21st century action rock, trippy garage sound... It's all here and there's still plenty of variety to go around as well. "Suicide Sally & Johnny Guitar" is a perfect tasting if you're interested.



    Scott Walker - The Drift

    The Drift is the most difficult to approach Scott Walker album there is and he's gone through a whole spectrum. It still hasn't quite won me over and I almost left it off the list but how could I? This is the heaviest music there is and it's not metal. Atonal noises, overbearing rhythms, cryptic lyrics - all of these combine into something sharp and cold that goes right through you stabbing your very soul. The music is so personal, I can't imagine listening to it with someone else in the room.
  • NEWS: Babbie Mason Radio Launches Online

    28 sep 2014, 13:49 av puremusic4ever

    Babbie Mason Radio

    Building on a life-long foundation of ministry and music, Babbie Mason has created Babbie Mason Radio, an on-line hub where the music and the ministries of Christian indie artists around the globe are celebrated. Babbie Mason Radio showcases the songs and the life-stories of Christian indie artists alongside their peers on a unique music platform, giving them access to a global listening audience. On the web 24/7 since the fall of 2014, Babbie Mason Radio features your favorite Contemporary Christian, Urban Gospel, Christian Indie Music, and Gospel Music Classics, all in a format that is exciting, encouraging, informative, family friendly and God-honoring. Babbie Mason Radio endeavors to broadcast uplifting music, providing a place on the internet where one can find the message of hope at the click of a button.
  • Top FIve Mike Patton albums

    23 mar 2011, 19:03 av grimmless

  • Whitney Houston new Live Album out Nov 10th, 2014

    22 sep 2014, 05:04 av igotshot10

  • Woody's A Girl - Three new songs

    19 sep 2014, 02:14 av earthcrossing

    I finally uploaded 3 new songs to Last.fm - songs that I wrote and recorded last year (2013).

    The album (a mini-EP, really) is Two Thousand and Thirteen, and the songs are:

    1. Defy You (rough) 3:23
    2. Sun Went Down (rough) 3:44
    3. Thinks Too Much 1:16

    They're freely downloadable, so go and check them out!! :)