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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy new 2015


Happy new year to you all.
Let´s hope for a great 2015 with more interesting music and new bands.
Don´t forget to stay positive and keep buying physical or digital albums so our favorite artists can continue releasing music.
On a more personal level, my band Blue Cow Kent will start the recordings of the 2nd album "The Book of Numbers" next year.
Lots of fun.
I´m rocking out 2014 with the following records, "Native sons" and "Walk in the fire" by Strangeways and "Power of the night" with Savatage.
Life is music!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New York rockers Edisun deliver new single Refugees


Edisun is a true American rock band that captures the ever-endangered raw spirit of underground rock-n-roll. Their new single "Refugees" is available on Spotify now.

Awaken The Empire set to release debut album in 2015

 

Awaken The Empire are an alternative rock band from Seattle, their debut album is coming in 2015.
Rock out loud to their new single "Insomniacs unite"

The full story of Diane, the new album from Nomy


Nomy, the Swedish rock/metal artist has released his new album "The full story of Diane" on Spotify, stream the album here:
http://www.nomy.nu/

Inherit The Stars release new video Still alive

 

With an innovative style that's entirely their own, Inherit The Stars are the latest giants rising from the depths of the S...heffield music scene. No strangers to hard work, these four lads share a dream of success that they are determined to make a reality, with endless amounts of talent and willpower on their side.
They bring together memorable guitar riffs, a symphony of strings, drums like a thunderstorm, and extraterrestrial synths, creating a force of sound that grips you by the ears and demands that you sit up and listen.
Their new EP "Beyond the beacons" was released on Dec 8th.

Check out their new video "Still alive".

Modern rock supergroup God To Gravity releases debut album


US-based rock band, God To Gravity, featuring Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud - bass), Dustin Lowery (Viasava, Ether Seeds - vocals), Pat Deeb (Chromosome 180 - guitar), Troy Mclawhorn (Dark New Day, Doubledrive - guitar), and Garrett Whitlock (Tremonti, Submersed - drums), released their self-titled debut album on December 16th.
Listen to the first single "Dying light" here:



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Siamese set to release new studio album in January


The Danish alternative rock band Siamese (formerly Siamese Fighting Fish) will release their brand new album "The Chase" on Jan 17th, check out the first single "Tomorrow never dies" on Spotify.

Falling In Reverse release new single God if you are above


Las Vegas based screamo rockers Falling In Reverse has released a new single "God if you are above" on iTunes.
Listen here:

Vattica release new video Air-conditioned life


L.A based synthpop/rock trio Vattica has released a new video "Air-conditioned life", from their debut album "We survive".
Great band.

Of Mice And Men with deluxe edition of Restoring Force


The deluxe edition of "Restoring force : Full circle" from Of Mice And Men, features 4 bonus tracks.
Available now.
Watch the official video "Identity disorder" right here:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Crazy Town´s secret weapon, Megatron!


Raprock the Transformers style, is there such a thing? Well, L.A rockers Crazy Town´s new single "Megatron" sure gives you a taste of Decepticon´s metal.
The song is taken from the band´s upcoming album "The Brimstone Sluggers".

Active rock time with Maven and their new single Assurance


Immediately Mavens' energetic live shows and infectious songs captivated audiences and began to stir things up in the music scene.
The London based band has a sound which is instantly recognisable, catchy with big riffs and commercial yet will still have the respect of the underground, combining many genres. 

Listen to their new single "Assurance" here:



Fireflight release new single Resuscitate from upcoming album Innova


Christian rock band Fireflight will release their new album "Innova" in May 2015.
Why don´t you check out their first single "Resuscitate" here:

Free download of Glamour Of The Kiss


British rock/metal band Glamour Of The Kill are giving away a free download of their cover of Kiss classic song "Love gun" at the link:
http://www.kerrang.com/26633/glamour-kill-kiss-download-free-stream/


Palisades premiere video for title track off sophomore LP Mind Games


Iselin, NJ post hardcore/EDM alchemists Palisades are premiering the music video for the title track off their upcoming sophomore LP, 'Mind Games', out January 13 on Rise Records here:

Menage drops unreleased track featuring Portishead member


Toronto based pop/rock band Menage drops unreleased track "Black and white TV" featuring Jim Barr of Portishead.
The band fuses portuguese music with U.S influenced 90´s rock.

Militia Vox covers Thunderdome


Hard rock vocalist Militia Vox releases new video "We don´t need another hero" from her covers EP "Bait". Watch her cool version of the Tina Turner classic below.
An album of original songs, "The Villainess" will be out in 2015.

Get a dose of 90´s alternative rock with Newborn


Coney Island based alternative rock trio Newborn releases new single "Uma" from forthcoming debut EP "Broken virgo", out Feb 10.

Amandla for fans of Fleetwood Mac


Amandla is the solo project of long time Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr, expect the new album "Laughing hearts" in spring 2015 but already now you can listen to the first single "Talking sweet".

Meaxic post first single from upcoming EP Synergy


Meaxic is a progressive rock/metal project started by Jeet Suresh Paul. 
Meaxic is now officially on the music scene in New York and are slowly establishing their relevance. With an EP "Synergy" set for release early 2015, only time will tell where this band will go.
Listen to the first single "Attitude" here:

Marianas Trench release new single Here´s to the zeros


The Canadian alternative pop/rock band Marianas Trench´s new single "Here´s to the zeros" is available now on iTunes.
Listen here:

U.K based hard rockers The Fallen State with new Three EP out now


The Fallen State was raised in the Autumn of 2013... when five young men with a mutual love for powerful, anthemic and beautifully executed rock, found themselves in a room together. For these guys togetherness isn't just a dream but a reality… they have that extra, indescribable ‘musical magic’ tattooed across their songs… the artistic ink of five individuals harmonised into something greater than the parts.
Their latest "Three" EP was released on Dec 19th, check out the new song "Great unknown" here:

Friday, December 26, 2014

Tyler Carter of Issues to release solo EP


Issues frontman Tyler Carter will release his debut solo EP "Leave your love" in early 2015, check out the first single "Georgia" here:

Papa Roach deliver new song Broken as me


"Broken as me" is another awesome new song from Papa Roach, taken from their upcoming album "F.E.A.R" out on Jan 27th.
Play it loud,

Symphonic metallers Whyzdom announce new album Symphony for a hopeless god


‘Symphony For A Hopeless God’ is the third album for French Symphonic Metal band Whyzdom. After two successful albums relying on the power of Symphonic Orchestra and Metal riffing, as well as on the beauty of female voices, they push their own “Philharmonic Metal” concept one step further, adding an even more cinematic edge to their songs. Orchestra has never been so powerful. Choirs has never been so haunting. Riffs have never been so compelling. And vocals have never been so intense, ranging from pure and fragile melodies to harsh growls, all provided by mezzo-soprano Marie Rouyer.
Release date : Feb 17th.


Kill Ritual with free download of unreleased track Drop dead gorgeous

SF BAY AREA Thrash’N’Rollers KILL RITUAL have made the unreleased track “Drop Dead Gorgeous” available for free download and streaming here:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fractal Control have starved for change

Mike Louttit writes socially aware and forewarning instrumental rock under the moniker Fractal Control. His debut release, Disconnection Equals Freedom, is the first installment of a series of albums that address feelings of anxiety, dread, and frustration with our society at present.

Disconnection Equals Freedom, does not articulate any specifics about the current state of the world, and is not meant to be another insight on “what’s wrong with things”. Through shred heavy numbers and thought-provoking sound bites, Fractal Control seeks to mirror the conscious and subconscious irritation and uncertainty within ourselves.

You can listen to the single, "Starved for Change" here:

Modern rockers Practically Einstein release new single Sanctuary


Modern rock band Practically Einstein releases their latest EP Love + Hate after a release party at the Rock & Roll Hotel in November. This EP also includes their latest single, "Sanctuary." This single was recently premiered onGroundSounds. Practically Einstein is best known for their combination of 90s rock n' roll and power pop.

Icelandic/Swedish rockers Death By Toaster release EP series


Icelandic/Swedish rock band Death By Toaster are proud to announce the release of their first EP “That’s
Life”, the first in a series of four. The four EPs include three songs each and will come together as a whole both musically and visually to form the first Death By Toaster album, to be released 1. June 2015.
Upcoming release dates:
16. January - Part 2
1. March - Part 3
1. May - Part 4
1. June - Album – Physical & digital release (with extra songs and bonus
content).
Listen here:
https://deathbytoaster.bandcamp.com/releases



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Bad Years release new video Common mistake


The Bad Years members are Sami Akbari (aka Sami The Great) and Aaron Mort (formerly The Stone Foxes) and are based in the Thai Town neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Their new "Common mistake" Video was directed by Jacob Arden McClure.
Watch it below:

Acoustic rock duo Dauzat St. Marie release debut EP


Dauzat St.Marie is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter duo comprised of Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie. Their debut EP “Falling Again” is a collection of well-crafted tracks that showcase Heather’s intoxicatingly rich voice and the duo’s tight vocal harmonies, as well as the duo’s powerful songwriting chemistry. The sound is powerful and often quite raw, with focus on their two voices and only sparse acoustic instrumentation. This powerful and raw sound captured the attention of legendary producer and mixer Ryan Greene during Dauzat St. Marie’s debut performance at the world-famous Hotel Cafe. Greene assisted Mat in the production of “Falling Again” at the duo’s North Hollywood recording studio, and he would later mix the EP.
Get a preview of the EP (out in February 2015) here:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blockbuster movies of 2015


I don´t normally post about upcoming movies but next year looks like it´s going to be a killer year for blockbuster films. How about the following titles:

Jupiter Ascending (FEBRUARY)
Divergent : Insurgent (MARCH)
Avengers : Age of Ultron (MAY)
Mad Max : Fury Road (MAY)
Jurassic World (JUNE)
Terminator Genisys (JULY)
Star Wars : The Force Awakens (DECEMBER)

Take a moment and enjoy Chris Braide´s latest single


Chris Braide is an award winning British singer, songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles and recipient of the Ivor Novello award as well as ASCAPand Billboard awards. 
Chris Braide has written and produced songs for a wide range of artists including David Guetta,Britney SpearsLana del ReySia FurlerChristina AguileraBeyonceand Yuna. He was formerly a member of Producers with Trevor Horn and is one half of the experimental pop duo DBA with Geoff Downes
Fifty Dollar Planets is Chris’ third solo album and was heavily influenced stylistically by Marc Bolan & T.Rex, most notably on the opening and closing songs. The album contains the digital single ‘Let Me Love You’ which was co-written with Semisonic’s Dan Wilson

Periphery stream 22 faces from Juggernaut


Periphery represents the vanguard of addictive, chaotic, challenging and cathartically inviting heavy music for the modern era. The triple-guitar attack and rhythmic dexterity of Periphery has won them devoted adherents across underground subcultures, regardless of whether those fans were weaned on the passion-fueled sounds of the Vans Warped Tour or the progressive rock of Rush.
Their new double release "Juggernaut Alpha" and Juggernaut Omega" will be out in January. Listen to the new song "22 faces" here:

Imagine Dragons release Smoke + Mirrors in February


Imagine Dragons new album "Smoke + Mirrors" will be out on Feb 17, 2015.
Listen to the brand new song "Gold" here:

The Protest give us great lengths


The Protest has set out to make a major impact in the music industry and to spread the word of God through their high energy music and live show. The band believes that as Christians we should “protest” for God’s truth.
The Protest´s new album "Great lengths" is out today. Listen to songs here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/theprotestrocks


Sleeping Wolf announce debut EP in 2015


Sleeping Wolf is Steven Solomon and Jake Newton, the alternative rock duo will release their debut EP in 2015. Get a free download of their new song "Blindfold" here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mn5wa55jt6a0mhd/01%20Blindfold.mp3?dl=0
Or listen to the song at:

Vanilla Sky release new EP Another Lie Like Home


Vanilla Sky, one of Rome, Italy’s most proven pop/punk quartets since 2002, is set to release their new EP "Another lie : Like home" this December.
Check out the new single "Another lie" here:

Folk/pagan metal band MaterDea release new video A Rose For Egeria


MaterDea have released a new video, "A Rose For Egeria", title track of the latest album from the italian folk/pagan metal band.

Days Like Today are only human


Toronto pop punk/rock band Days Like Today have just released their new EP 'We're Only Human'.
A lyric video for the lead track "What's It Like" can be viewed here.

The Weekend Riot release debut single from upcoming EP out in February


Philadelphia, PA pop duo THE WEEKEND RIOT has released its debut single for “25 Minutes,” which will be part of the group’s upcoming self-titled EP which will be released in February 2015. It can be viewed here

Monday, December 15, 2014

5 songs you gotta hear



Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct (from the upcoming album The Killer Instinct)



Care of Night - Contact (from the upcoming album Connected)



Nightingale - Forevermore (from the new album Retribution, out now)



Wigelius - Time well wasted (from the upcoming new album out in spring 2015)



Fall Out Boy - The kids aren´t alright (from the upcoming album American Beauty/American Psycho)

Dave Kerzner´s progrock opus New World out now


Former Sound of Contact Keyboardist and Co-Writer/Producer, Dave Kerzner, has put together his first solo album called “New World” after parting ways with the band. It is now available from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other popular digital download sites. Dave’s Bandcamp page http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/ has the album streaming in full and includes both a high quality FLAC download as well as mp3 and PDF lyrics/liner notes.
Kerzner’s 78-minute concept album features an all-star cast of guest musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Keith Emerson (ELP), Nick D’Virgilio (Tears For Fears), Simon Phillips (The Who), Billy Sherwood (Yes), David Longdon (Big Big Train), Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Russ Parrish (Thud) and more.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rock and roll all nite, a tribute to Kiss


"Rock and roll all nite, a tribute to Kiss" is another tribute album with current/former members of GunsNRoses, Heart, Vinnie Vincent´s Invasion, Slaughter, Dio, Foreigner, Dokken, Alice Cooper, Ratt, Keel and many more.
It will be out on Jan 15, 2015.

Get a taste of Harmony´s theatre of redemption


Swedish melodic metal band Harmony´s new album "Theatre of Redemption" was released November 28th in Europe and December 2nd through Ulterium Records!
Check out the lyric video "Inhale" from the new album here:

Third Day release lyric video Our Deliverer


Christian rock band Third Day will release their new album "Lead us back" on March 3, check out the lyric video "Our deliverer" from the upcoming album.