unveal artwork for first single off second album
wait is finally over! We can now reveal the first single to be
released from our second album. The much anticipated track, aptly
named, “Here I Am’’ is set for release 24th November.
We would love to hear your thoughts and please share with all of
your friends and fellow #EstrellaWarriors
You can hear the new single on the link: https://soundcloud.com/estrellarocks/here-i-am
Photo courtesy of Jannica
Artwork by James
Curse about to hit Belgium again soon!
to an scheduling conflict Steve Williams will be unable to appear
at the Road To Rock Festival with us on 11th October in
Brussels, Belgium. We are delighted to confirm that our good
friend Geert Margodt from Rik Priem's PRIME will deputise
on the evening.
You can check out Geert here in action : http://youtu.be/ApihMoiW5_4
Steve will be back behind the keyboards for Live Album Recording
in Glasgow on 28th November at The Classic Grand.
Angels Or Kings
Set to release 'Kings of Nowhere' on AOR Heaven
ever there was an eighties super group from a humble background,
then Angels Or Kings (A.O.K.) fit that bill perfectly. They were
made up of ex members of Sam Thunder, Circus and Strutz to name a
few, and tore it up on Oxford Road - Manchester’s answer to
Sunset Strip – playing the Banshee and Rockworld. Whilst their
history is well documented in Tony Bell’s excellent book “Life
In The Bus Lane”, it simply doesn’t capture the vitality or
energy that oozed from their every pore.
Unfairly dubbed “the poor man’s FM”, they were far more than
just a bunch of mere clones or plagiarists. In Noel Fraser they
had a vocalist that could keep up with the best, and ultimately it
was the songs that were the stars of the A.O.K. show.
In the late eighties and early
nineties the band stood shoulder to shoulder with a plethora of
promising unsigned acts, some ultimately doomed to a life of
obscurity. It was hard to pinpoint the exact failings of many, but
it was ultimately the change in the musical climate that put paid
to A.O.K.’s dreams of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in
particular; or, as Tony Bell put it so eloquently in Classic Rock
AOR; “Grunge gate-crashed my party. It hid my hairspray, trashed
my records, supped my beer, nicked my girl and then dressed her
like a bloke!”
A chance meeting between me and the boys at a Firefest after show
though ultimately lead to the discussion of the band reforming;
“We’ve got something on the go,” slurred Tony Bell, “but
we’re lazy and need a kick up the arse”. That kick came in the
shape of Barrie (‘Baz’) Jackson, an unknown vocalist at the
time, but one who carried a style that was tailor-made for AOR.
Hailing from the Dales of Yorkshire (more like ‘New
York-shire’, judging by the sound of that voice) Jackson,
alongside original members Bell, Steve Kenny and Rob Naylor, was
the final piece of the jigsaw and a slew of promising demos
quickly followed, with Classic Rock AOR declaring that, “Jackson
has given the band an edge that sets them even further apart from
Setting up camp in Shabby Road studios, the journey towards their
debut album began in earnest. With the basics intact, and with
original drummer Andy Chemmey along for the ride, they moved to
Mad Hat Studios (home to Magnum), where under the guidance of
Sheena Sear and Mark Stuart, they put the finishing touches to
album “Kings Of Nowhere”.
A true statement of intent, “Kings Of Nowhere” truly shows
that the boys have built on their initial promise by delivering a
quintessential UK AOR album. Like their early days, it’s all
about the songs and this album has them in spades. From the
stirring anthemic strains of future classic “Any Other Girl”,
through to the swirling keyboards of “Lost Boy”, and stopping
off at the epic “Real Life” and the Van Halen-esque “If Her
Tears Could Talk”, this rollercoaster of AOR covers all the
A.O.K. are trulythe people’s band – winning a fan voted
appearance at this year’s final Firefest proves that – but now
they deserve your utmost attention. In a world of AOR that heaps
praise on the bland and the boring, it makes a refreshing change
to see a home-grown outfit totally deliver on the hyperbole by
actually being good.
It’s a little over twenty years since they called it a day the
first time, but now these ‘kings of nowhere’ are here to stay
and it’s time for the Kings to rise to the top. They’ve loved
and lost along the way but that’s really only just put some grit
under the fingernails, enabling them now to provide an album that
is both honest and real. This is British song writing at its
ROB EVANS – CLASSIC ROCK AOR & POWERPLAY
Band Line Up:
Baz Jackson – Vocals
Tony Bell – Guitars
Rob Naylor – Bass
Steve Kenny – Guitars, Keyboards
Andy Chemmey – Drums
01 Any Other Girl
02 A Harder Place
03 Ice Turned To Rain
04 Real Life
05 Same Star
06 Someone To Save Me
07. Left Me In Love
08 A Night Like This
09 Another Lost Boy
10 Same Old Love
11 If Her Tears Could Talk
12. Kings Of Nowhere
set to hit the road soon
high energy, high voltage electro-metal fusionists COLLISIONS are
gearing up to light a serious fire under their home town on
Saturday 27th September when they play the Breakout Festival
supporting (and at the request of) the fabulous Skindred.
forming in 2011, the Brighton four-piece have been filling
dance-floors across their home town with a refreshingly unique,
high-octane fusion of metal, punk and drum & bass. Support
slots with the legendary Senser, HED, and local buzz band Floors
& Walls quickly established COLLISIONS as a must see band.
The crossing of distorted guitars, dance rhythms and synthetic
sounds has led many to liken COLLISIONS to a hybrid of Skindred
and Pendulum. The precisely crafted instrumentation is
complemented by the charismatic tones of front-man Olly Simmons,
whose infectious hooks burn themselves into the subconscious of
all who listen.
They released their electrifying EP 'Believe In This'
May 7th this year & the band’s debut video to ‘Believe In
This’ was recorded at Black Hangar Studios with Metal Wasp Media
(Protest The Hero, Acoda) and Digby Milner (Harry Potter, Star
Wars) and is every bit as bitingly brilliant as you'd expect from
this striking young band.
are fucking AWESOME!” Beez, Scuzz TV
to Collisions makes me want to bang my head and dance at the
same time. And I can’t dance for shit. Electro-metal
soundclash Insanity” Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer.
crushing, trademark cocktail of breakneck-paced Metal, Punk
and Drum ‘n’ Bass instantly ingnited their native Brighton.........Collisions
cement their reputation with a must-see live show,
frequently talked about in the same breath as Slipknot, Pendulum
and Skindred" Big Cheese
drum and bass infused metal is a great way to carry on the festivities.
Mixing elements of electronica, dubstep and just pure
heaviness they get people dancing and are certainly ones
for fans of crossover artists like The Prodigy, Pendulum
et al to check out.” Soundcheck
Collisions are: Olly Simmons, Andy Trewin, Spud, Will Chapman
out our Gig Guide for those all important tour dates!
due to release 'Deathless' via Metal Blade Records 14 October.
spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with
four full length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic
live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The
Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup
of: Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass, and Phil
Dubois on drums. Revocation has firmly been established as one of
the genre's finest and will continue their campaign as part of the
Metal Blade Records roster. Their fifth album,
"Deathless," is a fitting debut for the label, and a
definitive statement of intent from the band.
"Deathless" was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss
at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of
ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material. Musically, cuts
like "Madness Opus" showcase a more deliberate
Revocation - restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow,
near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights
the diversity of Davidson's vocals with a catchy chorus. It's an
ear worm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted.
The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and
truly feels like an "album", rather than a collection of
similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years
of focusing on their craft.
Davidson adds, "Collectively, we feel that
"Deathless" is our finest offering yet. The songs are
incredibly varied and each one showcases a different element of
the band. Technically, everyone is in top form on this record, as
well, and we really pushed ourselves to deliver the best
performances possible on all fronts. This is a new chapter and a
new beginning for the band; we can't wait for this record to be
unleashed in October!"
Lyrically, "Deathless" addresses life on the road and
the band's commitment to touring, followed by even more touring.
"Madness Opus" made its live debut when Revocation
toured with DevilDriver and Whitechapel during the summer of 2014.
Davidson discusses the track: "The crowd response for that
tune has been overwhelmingly positive. It's one of the heaviest
songs we've ever written, hands down, and has been a blast to play
live. Lyrically, it's about one of my favorite HP Lovecraft
stories, "The Music Of Erich Zann". Fans of unnamable
cosmic horror and punishing death metal will not be
Revocation begins touring in support of "Deathless" in
September with Crowbar in North America, followed by a full
European tour with new label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon. Much
is more is set to come - this is the beginning of a new era for
Revocation. "Deathless" will be available worldwide on
Metal Blade Records
In 2006, lifelong friends Dave Davidson, Anthony Buda, and Phil
Dubois-Coyne formed the core of what would become Revocation. The
trio gigged throughout New England, and recorded a three song
demo, "Summon the Spawn." The guys would spend the next
few years writing and performing new songs as often as possible,
before finally tracking their debut album in 2008.
"Empire of the Obscene" was recorded with Pete Rutcho at
Damage Studios in 2008, and made a huge splash upon release. Their
brand of technically-minded thrash offered a new take on thrash,
and a much more energetic and vital approach to the technical
death metal. The debut lead to the band signing with Relapse
Records. By early 2009, the band had already re-entered Damage
Studios to record "Existence is Futile."
The release of their label debut was met with critical acclaim and
truly began to spread their name throughout metal on a global
scale. Magazines including SPIN and Decibel heaped praise on the
band, and Dave Davidson became an official Jackson Guitars
endorser. In 2010, guitarist Dan Gargiuolo joined the ranks as a
touring second guitarist, just in time for the band to perform in
Europe, Japan, the US and Canada. In total they would play in 13
countries and over 150 shows.
During the fall and winter of 2010, the band recorded "Chaos
of Forms" with Rutcho at Damage Studios. The album vaulted
the band to new heights, and afforded them even greater touring
opportunities. Revocation also appeared on the Relapse Records
label showcase, presented by Scion A/V in February 2012. The year
also saw the addition of bassist Brett Bamberger, along with the
recording of the "Teratogenesis" EP for Scion A/V.
In February of 2013, Revocation recorded their fourth album with
producer Pete Rutcho. Their self-titled album was released in
August 2013, and was followed by a slot on the Summer Slaughter
David Davidson - Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo - Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger - Bass / Vocals
Phil Dubois - Drums
Wagons announce official endorsement from Blackstar Amplification
are super proud to say Massive Wagons have received Official
Endorsement from Blackstar Amplification.
Many, many thanks to Blackstar from Adam Thissy and Flash Cocko
who met their desired level of FILTH in the Series One, through
which we will continue to proudly (and loudly) blast forth the
high quality riffage! We couldn't recommend these marvellous amps
See you out there in a few weeks, stay loud!!! \m/ \m/
Lies announced as support for some of Magnum's forthcoming tour
are delighted to announce that we will be joining our friends in
MAGNUM on tour, this December!
We will be main support at four of their UK dates, before
hitting up Planet RockStock alongside them.
The dates are as follows:
01/12 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
2/12 – The Corporation, Sheffield
3/12 – 53 Degrees, Preston
5/12 – The Robin 2, Bilston
7/12 – Planet RockStock, Porthcawl
Those of you who have been with us a while, may remember Magnum
gave us our first touring opportunity when we supported them
back in 2009. So it was an honour to be asked back once again by
Hopefully we will see many of you on the road this winter!
ROSE debut video "Through The Night" from the album
"Hit 'N' Run"
Blvd Records is excited to announce the release of the long
awaited third album from the Hellenic A.O.R. band Wild Rose entitled
“Hit 'N' Run” on October 13th worldwide.
'N' Run has been recorded at EVO Studios, Evosmos, Hellas
except vocals recorded at Front Room Studios, Birmingham, U.K.
and keyboards recorded at W2R Studios, Chios, Hellas between
September 2013 and January 2014. Hit 'N' Run was mixed &
produced by Andy Rock and mastered by George Aspiotis
at Studio Aspiotis, Athens, Hellas and consists 11 stellar
songs, pure AOR sound replete with glorious melodies, catchy
choruses, emotional vocals, lush keyboards, killer guitar riffs
and powerful drums.
have put all our heart and soul on this album as we always do,
I'm sure that all our fans will love it! No fillers inside; just
put it on your stereo, make a cocktail and enjoy! says lead
guitarist, songwritter and producer Andy Rock."
1. Through The Night, 2. I'll Be There, 3. Stay, 4. Without
Your Love, 5. Another Day, 6. Can't Wait On Love, 7. Give In
To Me, 8. Together, 9. Don't Walk Away, 10. All For Love, 11.
I Want Your Love
Rose Official: http://www.wildrose.gr/
Wild Rose Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildroseaorevo
Wild Rose Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wild_Rose_AOR
ROSE: Andy Rock – Guitars, Keys, Backing Vocals, Dirty Haris –
Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Phil Gun – Bass, Tiny Karpo –
Guitars, Dimos Thomaidis – Drums, David A. Saylor – Lead
Vocals, Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals: Chris Siloma (Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11),
Romany May Saylor (Track 8)
Hit 'N' Run (Studio Album) - 2014
Dangerous (Studio Album) – 2013
Half Past Midnight (Studio Album) – 2011
It's All About Love (Single) – 2007
Edge Of Your Dreams (Demo) – 2005
Official video from Californian Punk / hardcore quartet
Californian punk/hardcore quartet, Obliterations, have released
their official video for “Mind Ain’t Right,”. Hailing
from their impending debut, Poison Everything, the video strikes
just a month ahead of the album’s release through Southern Lord.
“Mind Ain’t Right” video was shot and directed by
photographer Rick Rodney, of LA-based hardcore band Strife, and
edited by Zach Marshall. Built from photos taken on black and
white 35mm film at a local show the legendary Hollywood haunt
The Kibitz Room, hosted by notable skateboard stalwart Tino Razo
and the infamous Supreme Skate Shop, Rodney captured the band in
its inherent environment of absolute mayhem and chaos, after
which he and Marshall decided that the set would make the
perfect video. Setting the photos to the breakneck pace of the
opening track from Poison Everything, “Mind Ain’t
Right” is Obliterations’ first video to actually
feature the band. As the video details, the night turned to a
thrashing mess of bodies; something one must expect when seeing
the band in their natural live setting.
current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Night Horse
and more together to create a mangled, modernised amalgamation
of The Stooges, MC5, Laughing Hyenas, Black Flag and Poison
Idea. Recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young
Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in only three days, mixed
by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God
City Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity,
Sleep) at Audiosiege, the end result of Poison Everything is
a thirteen-song, twenty-nine-minute record full of raw
brutality, darkness and aggression, weaving its way through the
annals of punk and hardcore, while still sounding fresh and
vital. The blueprint isn’t the point here, it’s the results.
The sound is abrasive and raw, driving and aggressive, and fully
Everything shall be released on Southern Lord on October 13th.
Obliterations continue to expand their upcoming tour
itinerary with new locations confirmed in the UK and Europe.
See below for the most recent updates.
11/17/2014 Maguires Pizza Bar – Liverpool, UK
11/18/2014 Green Door – Brighton, UK
11/19/2014 Barfly – London, UK w/ White Lung
11/20/2014 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK
11/21/2014 The Anvil - Bournemouth, UK
11/22/2014 ACU – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Fest
11/23/2014 La Zone – Liège, Belgium
11/26/2014 Templet – Lyngby, Denmark
11/27/2014 TBA – Berlin, Germany
11/28/2014 007 – Prague, Czech Republic
11/29/2014 Lofi Club – Milan, Italy
11/30/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
12/01/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
12/04/2014 Rocas – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
12/05/2014 VK – Brussels, Belgium
12/06/2014 4AD – Diksmuide, Belgium
12/09/2014 Le Bukowski – Donostia, Spain
12/10/2014 Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, Spain
12/11/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, Spain
ANNOUNCE ALBUM DETAILS!
and godfathers of Viking Metal are set to release new studio
record "Av Oss, For Oss"!
One of the leading stars of the genre are now ready to release yet
a defining record. Behind them, Einherjer has an array of albums -
some of which stand as milestones in a genre of explosive growth.
"Av Oss, For Oss" is out 27th of October in NOR and EU,
and on the 31st of October in GSA!
The coverart is created by the talented Costin Chioreanu: Track
list: 1. Fremad | 2. Hammer i kors | 3. Nidstong | 4. Hedensk
oppstandelse | 5. Nord og Ner | 6. Nornene | 7. Trelldom | 8. Av
oss, for oss | (BONUS TRACK on limited edition: 9. Blodsbånd)
The single "Nidstong" is already out and available on
all digital servises and on 7"! Get your copy or listen to it
on einherjer.indierecordings.no. Costin Chioreanu is also the man
behind the single art work and the music video, watch it on
YouTube or VIMEO!
For more music by Einherjer, check out their album "Norrøn",
which made the official Norwegian album charts, on Spotify, Wimp
or iTunes, or get the record itself at amazon, platekompaniet or
Einherjer will set out on the Norwegian roads for three dates with
Slegest in November! The tour is presented by Metal Hammer Norway.
Join the events by clicking on the venue on the tour list:
13.11.2014 - Oslo - Blå
14.11.2014 - Sandnes - Tribute
15.11.2014 - Bergen - Garage
You also have the chance to catch these vikings live in the US as
Einherjer are confirmed to 70000Tons of Metal later this year and
will play on the infamous Maryland Deathfest 2015! Einherjer is
also confirmed to next year's Karmøygeddon! More live dates will
Follow Einherjer on facebook to keep updated or go to the band's
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