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Legendary band Queen, back from never being away.

“We are the champions. Don’t stop me now. Is this the real life, is this just fantasy.”

They are all sentences from lyrics of songs by one of the world’s most famous British bands. Queen has therefore worked hard to reach that top. You can still see the result of this today. Take to the streets and ask ten unknowns if they have ever heard of the band Queen and all ten will give you almost the same answer: Of course we know Queen.

The early years of Queen.

The band Queen, formerly called Smile, took its first steps in the music world in 1968 when Brian May founded the band together with Tim Staffel. In doing so, they relied upon Roger Taylor as their drummer. Immediately with the start of the band, Freddie, previously called farrokh but he changed that name himself, was introduced to the band and immediately became a fan of it. Freddie was present at every Smile performance and he always had a great time there.

In 1970, Tim decided to quit, so the boys had to look for a new singer. Freddie, who was already a vocalist for the band Wreckage at that time, was approached by the boys because of this and he decided to switch to Smile. Not much later they also changed the name of the band to Queen. They did this to honor the Queen of England and also because Freddie liked to reflect with her. And so became Queen, the band that we still know to this day.

The life of a world star.

Freddie Mercury is an icon that still lives on in contemporary culture. You can go wherever you want, if the name Freddie Mercury falls you will see many eyes and ears sharpen. Freddie, or Farrokh Bulsara what his real name was, has therefore left a big impression. He therefore had a very big personality.

In his life he was often alone. That was something he didn’t like as much and he showed that too. He often attended the most eccentric parties, or organized them himself. But despite that, he was always there. He was always 100 percent committed to his music, because that was his life. He proved the latter by performing with Queen on Live Aid in 1985, which was organized by Bob Geldof in aid of the famine in Ethiopia. Because the gentlemen of the well-known band were known for that as well. Their commitment to equal opportunities and the rise against injustice.

It then also was a huge shock on that all-changing November 24, 1991 for the world when news came that Freddie had died at his London home. Many call it the end of an era.

Reborn.


Since 2014, 23 years after we said goodbye to this great man, Queen has come up with a big surprise. They have a new world tour planned. They already did this with a hologram of Freddie who sang the songs, but since 2014 they have been doing it with a new singer who wants to do Freddie a lot of honor.

For this tough job, Queen appeals to Adam Lambert who finished second in 2009 in American Idol. Before that he received a lot of praise and the Queen’s men had also seen and heard their songs sing with almost as much style as Freddie would have done. Those versions were so well received that they immediately started negotiating with Adam.

Now they have been touring for several years and that does Adam, Brian May and Roger Taylor a lot of pleasure. They still have a lot of fun and you will notice that when they are on stage and fully indulge in the songs, which over time have grown into the world’s greatest hits of all time.

Rising Death Metal force CATHEXIS has signed with Willowtip Records! Debut album: ‘Untethered Abyss’, Out June 25!

Austin (TX) – Rising Death Metal force CATHEXIS has signed with Willowtip Records! The band will release debut album Untethered Abyss June 25 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

Untethered Abyss is the culmination of six years of painstaking songwriting and a carefully selected cast of international talent amassed to bring forward a finely tuned and unrelenting piece of modern death metal.

Untethered Abyss is eight tracks of tightly focused death metal with a production that captures the humanity and unfiltered energy each musician displays in every performance. The band’s focus on holistic songwriting seeks to create naturally flowing and memorable tracks where every riff’s place within the song is carefully considered to maintain internal consistency and create meaningful arcs within the music, rather than meander through detached ideas.

CATHEXIS strives to make unique and forward thinking death metal that pays tribute to the genres basest and most satisfying elements.

FFO: Gorguts, Necrophagist, Artificial Brain, Baring Teeth, Sunless.

Pre-order album here!

Tracklist:

  1. Horizonless Realm of Mechanical Retribution
  2. Given to the Colony
  3. Harrowing Manifestation
  4. Red Hook
  5. Library Of Babel
  6. Mortuus In Perpetuum
  7. Isolated Malevolence
  8. Reanimated Kin

Album Credits:

Drums, Vocals recorded by Julian Gargiulo of The Machine Shop | Dripping Springs, USA

Reamping, Mixing by Jeanne Strieder of Magma Art & Sound | Berlin, Germany

Mastering by Colin Marston of Menegroth, The Thousand Caves | Queens, USA

Cover Painting by Rodrigo Pereira Salvatierra of Absolute.Desert_Art | Calama, Chile

Album Layout by Erik Bredthauer of Necro Blanca Photography | Leander, USA

Portraits by Chris Vickroy | New Braunfels, USA

Line-Up:

Ian Bishop: Vocals
Chris Hillam: Guitar Left
Sam Kang: Guitar Right
Oscar Martinez: Bass
Felix Garza III: Drums

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Blackened Death Metal quartet NOCTAMBULIST have signed to Willowtip Records! New album: The Barren Form, out on July 2!

Denver (CO) – Blackened Death Metal quartet NOCTAMBULIST have signed to Willowtip Records and will release sophomore album The Barren Form July 2 on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats.

The band released the following statement concerning the new album:

“The Barren Form is a relentless and unforgiving exhibition of misery and despair. The technicality and weight of the prior album, Atmospheres of Desolation, remain persistent on this subsequent release. But, through an elevated form of songwriting and introspective lyrical content, “The Barren Form” creates a more suffocating and bleak aura. Each track embodies a manifestation of depression, grief, anxiety, and fear – a fitting theme for present day. The intent of the album is to unsettle and consume the listener.”

Tracklist:

  1. Exordium
  2. Depletion
  3. Infinitesimal
  4. Engulfed
  5. Contrivance
  6. Dissolution

Album Credits:

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Juggernaut Audio in Denver Colorado (Summer 2020)

Artwork by Nadim Zaidi and Gostworks

Guest vocals on “Engulfed” by Kelly Schilling.

Pre-order here!

Line-up:

S.M. – Vocals
A.T. – Guitar/Ambience
M.N. – Drums
R.H. – Bass

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THORIUM releases their third official video single “Exquisite”, off their long-awaited second album ‘Empires In The Sun’. Album Out Since March 2021!

Belgian band THORIUM releases their third official video single “EXQUISITE”, on April 2nd, off their long-awaited second album ‘Empires in the Sun’.

Thorium says the following about this single:

“This is the opening track of our brand new record, and it’s a real scorcher – expect high-speed, high-octane, high-intensity riffing, playing and singing!

Lyrically, we wanted to have a positive and upbeat feel to it all, and so the song looks at Man’s rise through the ages as he builds and conceives, dreams and achieves.

The video takes us on a journey through time, along great monuments and works of art, through the hustle and bustle of modern life and eventually into outer space – a testament to how, if we bring out the very best in ourselves, we can reach our full potential, grow beyond our confines, and attain the seemingly impossible.”

Check Out The Single Here!

THORIUM’s sophomore album ‘Empires in the Sun’ was released March 5th 2021 via Freya Records. The record is now available here!

The album is available on black vinyl, gold vinyl, yellow/blue swirl vinyl (limited availability), on CD, and on all online streaming platforms.

Tracklist:

  1. Dreams Of Empire (a pastorale)
  2. Exquisite
  3. Powder And Arms II
  4. Where Do We Go
  5. More Than Meets The Eye
  6. Empires In The Sun
  7. The Old Generation
  8. Winterfall
  9. Itching And Aching (Dead-Eyed Society)
  10. 1302 – The Minstrel part I
  11. 1302 – The Golden Shadow
  12. 1302 – The Minstrel part II

The album was produced by Tom Tee. Mixing and mastering were once again handled by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in San Marino, Italy.
The cover artwork was painted by Velio Josto.

For the epic trilogy ‘1302’, the band acquired the help of several renowned guest vocalists: Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon), Benny ‘Zors’ Willaert (23 Acez), Joe Van Audenhove (Evil Invaders) and Anneleen Olbrechts. Moreover, Norman Eshley (Blind Guardian) lent his warm voice to provide the narration on a selection of songs.

Thorium are:
David Marcelis – vocals
Tom Tee – guitars
Dario Frodo – guitars
Stripe – bass
Louis Van der Linden – drums

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YELLOWTOOTH Release Official Video for “From Faith To Flames”

Indiana’s YELLOWTOOTH have released the official video for “From Faith To Flames.” The track comes from forthcoming album The Burning Illusion. The video was directed by Adam Laughlin and can be viewed here!

Having survived the plague year, YELLOWTOOTH will release its long-awaited third album, The Burning Illusion, April 30 on Orchestrated Misery Recordings.

Working with Year of Desolation/Prime Specimen guitarist/studio engineer John Hehman at Bang Studios, this first recording with new drummer Dave Dalton behind the skins has captured YELLOWTOOTH’s unique brand of heavy metal, incorporating styles from doom and sludge to a sonic cacophony of speed metal. Still hidden in the band’s songwriting are elements hinting of southern stoked riffs and rhythms, venturing into exciting new musical territory that needs to be heard in its entirety.

In the coming months YELLOWTOOTH plans on sporadic live performances to showcase Burning the Illusion, and to continue perfecting new material for an upcoming EP. When is that going to emerge from the aether? Good question…

Pre-order The Burning Illusion here!

Tracklist:

  1. From Faith To Flames
  2. Atrocity
  3. Deep Space
  4. Astronauts Journey
  5. The Illusion
  6. Void
  7. Dead Flowers
  8. Scattered To The Wind
  9. Lazarus Syndrome

YELLOWTOOTH IS:

Peter Clemens: Bass/ Vocals

Henry McGinnis: Guitar/ Vocals

Dave Dalton: Percussion/ Drums

The Yellowtooth journey began in 2008 when bassist/vocalist Peter Clemens (Invasion, Skullview, Sea of Tranquillity) joined forces with Chronic Disorder’s seasoned veterans Ed Kribs (drums) and Henry McGinnis (guitar/vocals), striking the new band’s first notes in the basement of a home built in 1900. Thus begun an uncharted march to play their brand of sludge, doom, and heavy metal for the unsuspecting masses, only to have the reality of life step in and try to block their progress.

Taking influences from Orange Goblin, Clutch, Weedeater, COC, Xysma and Black Sabbath, by 2009 the trio conjured up a 4-song demo showcasing the band’s potential. The following year, Yellowtooth unleashed the debut full-length album, Disgust, and roughly five years later churned out the second opus, Crushed by the Wheels of Progress, which showed a bit of progressiveness and some maturation.

In 2018, drummer Ed Kribs left the band and was replaced by Dave Dalton, a dedicated musician from Central Indiana who has spent time playing drums with Ratzkrieg, Legion, and Demons of Wrathica. A high caliber artist, Dave has elevated the band’s sound and has become a vital piece of the machinery.

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My new story; The Friendship’s Spark, is Out now!

Besides providing you all with the latest news in music, giving you an insight in what bands have been doing recently, and such.. I have also been working on a new story and I can proudly say to you all that this story is finished and is now up and running on Amazon!

The Friendship’s Spark tells the story of Dan Campbell and Matt Wilder, two friends who grew up together in the Bronx, New York. Dan and Matt are two youngsters who spent their free time skating. Together they have one goal: Becoming professional skateboarders. For this goal to become real, Dan’s sister, Emily, supports them in any way possible. She takes them to the contests and is always sitting in the front row. Both Dan and Matt had had a rough youth, but they keep each other up and running due to their strength and friendship.

You can have an insight into the story on my Tumblr page. Here you can read the first three chapters for free. If you like what you’re reading, the story is available on Amazon in Ebook and Paperback!

Have a happy easter yall!

Front and back cover concept art.

French Rock Band: Perseide, Release New Music Video, Called: Set Me Free. Check It Out Now!

Set me free from my possessions. « The things you own end up owning you », said Tyler Durden in Fight Club. When possessions end up possessing your head like a devil, when the desire to be complete and perfect end up eating your brain, it is time to exorcise! Before becoming old and empty with all your riches around you, and your life behind you. Mankind is getting infected. So set me free before it is too late…

Those are the only brilliant words you need to be hyped for the song!

Check it out below, or at their youtube channel.

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Interview With Fatality.

On March 30th, I had the opportunity to do an amazing interview with awesome fellas of Fatality. They are a metal band from Colchester, Essex, in the United Kingdom. It’s a cozy city with a one hour and a half drive from London and the guys from Fatality definitely love their home city a lot.

We talked about a variety of topics. We talked about their music, naturally, and their upcoming new single called: Eight.

Artwork for the new single: eight.

Besides their own music, we also talked about other bands, other genres then the ones they play and listen to,.. We talked about festivals and gigs and with that also the current state of the world and the pandemic we all are going through.

Another topic that came up was football. We talked about the premier league in England, the English national team and also the Belgian Red Devils, which is my home country’s national team, and the between our nations during the world cup in 2018.

When you say football, another topic also immediately might pop into your head: Beer! And yes, we had a nice chat about the best beers in the world. Also, here is a bit of a competition running between Belgium and England, because we both recently possessed the number one beer in the world. A bit of a friendly competition is running here, yet still worthy to talk about.

The entire interview can be listened to below, in a youtube podcast.

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DUKOV sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Death Is OK set for release on April 30th

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Italian scum Punk/Grind/Noise trio Dukov. The new EP Death Is OK is up now for pre-order and will be released April 30th on CD and Digital formats, along with T-Shirts / Bundles. Below is the official description:
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Dukov to the roster with the new EP Death Is Ok! Hailing from Italy, AIDS ridden power trio Dukov were spawned in 2017 performing a dirty mix of scum Punk Rock, Grind and Noisecore.


Death Is Ok showcases nine tracks of noisy Punk/Grind fuckery… a crushing, hate-filled soundtrack to the war against mankind! For fans of Abscess, Anal Cunt, GG Allin, Impetigo, Rupture and Sore Throat.


Listen to the track “Peones of Death” here!

Pre-order Death if Ok on CD and digital here!

Pre-save this release on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. here!

Tracklist:

  1. RBMK
  2. Cockroach Boy
  3. Body Horror
  4. Die When You Die (GG Allin Cover)
  5. Dukov
  6. Advice
  7. Peones Of Death
  8. Soviet Psycho
  9.  I Had A Fucking Stagedive At My Cousin’s Bar Mitz Vah

Shirts and Bundles:

Pre-order “Death is Ok” T-shirt here!

Pre-order”Death is Ok” T-shirt + CD bundle here!

Pre-order the “White Dukov” T-shirt here!

Pre-order the “White Dukov” T-shirt + CD bundle here!

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Canadian Sludge/ Doom Act: Discarded Self comes with new song, called: Push The Knife. Now available on Youtube!

Jarret Beach

Discarded Self, the one-person sludge/doom act from Alberta, Canada has posted the new song, “Push the Knife” at their YouTube channel.

The song comes from Discarded Self’s upcoming self-titled album, due out on April 30th via Sarcophagus Recordings. The album was recorded at Doom Tomb Studios in Lloydminster, Alberta Canada.

Jarret Beach, the person behind the one-man-band that is Discarded Self has this to say about the song “Push the Knife”:


“Push the Knife is a slow moving look into the mind of someone who is sick with depression and touches on the topics of suicide/blood sacrifice. How it feels like you don’t want to exist in society, and you want to disappear and be forgotten. The song was originally titled Staple, and is essentially about barely holding your life together like a “bent staple with one arm” as the lyrics suggest. The song takes a horrible turn as the protagonist of the story performs a blood sacrifice of themselves in an attempt to become a demon, and seek revenge upon the whole world who has wronged them throughout their life. This song features Ashes of Yggdrasil’s lead guitarist Brett on the drums, and backup vocals as well.”

Flooding forth with misery and hate comes the first album from Discarded Self, the Canadian solo project from Jarret “Fuzzgod” Beach, who’s also a member of the bands Destroy My Brains and Ashes of Yggdrasil. Created during a time of personal isolation, the album “Discarded Self” ranges from tales of the macabre to introspective trips into self-loathing and personal degradation that dredge up terrible memories of the past to drown in personal regret. There is no hope for the future here.

Pre-orders through the bands Bandcamp page are available now, with other pre-orders opening soon through iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Napster, Deezer, Tik Tok and Tidal.

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Father/Daughter Grind Band ANIMAL SCHOOLBUS to Release Going to Grammy’s House 2021

Father/daughter grindcore duo ANIMAL SCHOOLBUS will drop jaws with the upcoming release of Going to Grammy’s House 2021. This 20-track grindfest features the surprisingly brutal vocals of 9-year-old screamer Princess Beast. 

Going to Grammy’s House 2021 consists of 14 songs recorded in 2014, when Princess Beast was two-years-old, three recorded in 2020, and three live tracks from the 2019 Rise and Grind Fest. Music on Going to Grammy’s House 2021 was written and recorded by multi-instrumentalist Charlie Sad-Eyes (CRAWL BELOW), with vocals and lyrics by Princess Beast.

The album was mixed by Dave Kaminsky at Studio Wormwood and mastered by Ryan Williams at Augmented Audio. Lawnmower-jetpack Records will release Going to Grammy’s House 2021 on April 30.Pre-order the album and stream the track “I Can Do One-Handed Cartwheels” at this location. ANIMAL SCHOOLBUS started in 2013 when Princess Beast was two, in order to vent her frustrations at 7:00 pm bedtimes, getting yelled at for climbing trees, and not being able to eat popsicles for dinner. In 2020, Princess Beast now 9, three new songs were added as well as three live tracks from Rise & Grind Fest 2019.  

For fans of Carcass, Napalm Death, Strawberry Shortcake.

Tracklist:

  1. Favorite Flavor Green
  2. Mommy’s Car Is Blue
  3. Stuck In A Tree
  4. I’m A Bear
  5. Oreos My Favorite
  6. Teddy Bear Picnic
  7. Did A Good job
  8. My Dirty Feet
  9. Fruit Snacks
  10. GG Says No No No
  11. A New Backpack
  12. My Dog Got Fat
  13. September Is My Birthday
  14. Outro
  15. Everyone Had Mullets In The 80’s
  16.  I Can Do One-Handed Cartwheels
  17. I Bet Taylor Swift Never Has To Clean Her Room
  18.  Favorite Flavor Green – Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019
  19. September Is My Birthday – Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019
  20. I’m A Bear – Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019

Tracks 1-14 written and recorded in September 2014 at Black Mold Studio.Tracks 15 – 17 written and recorded in November 2020 at Black Mold Studio.Tracks 18 – 20 recorded live at Rise & Grind Fest.

ANIMAL SCHOOLBUS is:

Princess Beast – vocals

Charlie Sad-Eyes – everything else

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