Jun 282015
 

reviewer wantedWe are looking for an allround CD reviewer to strenghten our international team

“Basic requirements
* You have free time, that you want to invest in the website
* You agree with Mauce.nl’s mission statement and act accordingly
* You have experience in writing articles / reviews.
* Knowledge of the English language.
* Love for rock and metal music
* Work with deadlines for publications.
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You have the time and capability to write at least two reviews each month.
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No Lost Cause – “Fight” (EP)

 Posted by on August 29, 2015 at 00:23  No Responses »
Aug 292015
 

NLC_FIGHT_EPWhat ever happened to the OC Supertones and bands of that ilk?  You know what I mean, the ska-punk bands so popular in early to mid-2000’s.  New Jersey’s No Lost Cause are back with a six-song ep to remind all the old-timers of those days and to bring that sound to a new generation.  Well, maybe that’s my interpretation but I do hear a lot of the old bands and sound on this ep, just without the horns.

Hailing from Tom’s River, New Jersey, No Lost Cause started in 2010 with the goal of  bringing “hope to the listeners while putting out some music you might be able to tap your foot or nod your head to.”  Fans of the OC Supertones, FIF, and other ska/punk bands of the time will find some very familiar sounds, with the notably exception of the horns as NLC is a three-piece with no horn section.  The ep was recorded at Eightsixteen studios in Bayville, New Jersey, with mixing and mastering by Buddy Eirman. Continue reading »

Aug 282015
 

Dale Thompson 2015After saying goodbye in Dec. 2013, and the move from the U.S. to New Zealand in the following year, Dale Thompson is back now in the music scene. Currently he is very busy writing/making new music. The new music will not be released under the name Bride, the name is yet unknown. We keep you posted. Dale just reported the following:

‘The new musical endeavor which I am thrown headlong into is going fantastically well. Melodies, lyrics are all coming together quite well. Alan my writing partner is coming up with some killer riffs. The first 4 songs should be finished within the next couple of weeks.’ Continue reading »

Aug 282015
 

godgaverockandrollThe stars are aligning for the new Rossetti Productions movie “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You”. The rock stars, that is.

Writer/director Chip Rossetti announced the project in June and cameras will roll this fall in Nashville, Tennessee. There has been a constant stream of news coming out of the Rossetti Productions camp about the movie and the hype around the project continues to increase as posts about cast members stir excitement on social media and the Internet at large.

Initial interest swelled with the release that Petra singer John Schlitt was cast as one of the lead characters in the movie. Following this was that up-and-coming rockers Chaotic Resemblance would be playing the band Iron Cross in the movie. After that, the stars have continued falling into place.

Stryper drummer Robert Sweet joined the cast playing, of all people, himself.

Robert was one of our first choices for this,” Rossetti said. “This story is very similar to Stryper‘s story, and who better to be involved then someone that lived through it?” Continue reading »

Aug 282015
 

sevendustThe official lyric video for the song ‘Not Today’ from Sevendust can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s eleventh studio album, “Kill The Flaw”, which will be released on October 2 via 7Bros. Records with ADA/Warner Brothers distribution. The CD was produced by Sevendust and recorded at Architekt Music in Butler, New Jersey with engineer/mixer Mike Ferretti.

“Kill The Flaw” is available for digital pre-order at iTunes. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the first single, ‘Thank You’, which can be streamed below as well as via streaming partners Spotify and Apple Music.

“We took some time off from the heavy side of Sevendust, and when it came time to record some new music, Clint, John, Vinnie, Morgan and I put everything we had in to what became ‘Kill The Flaw’,” states vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. “We love this new music and we can’t wait to share it with our amazing Sevendust family!” Continue reading »

Broken Flesh – “Broken Flesh”

 Posted by on August 28, 2015 at 11:29  No Responses »
Aug 282015
 

Broken Fles_STartGory album cover and nearly unreadable band logo tell you a lot about what’s in store when you listen to Broken Flesh new self-titled album.  If I didn’t know of the band, just based on the cover I would expect crushing guitars, ultra-fast blast beats and all-around pummeling drums, and largely growled, mostly unintelligible vocals and that is exactly what awaits any unsuspecting listener.  As a follow up to Warbound, Broken Flesh have turned up the heaviness and crushing power to 11 and even rerecorded a couple tracks off their debut album to illustrate the progression in their sound.

Over ten years ago in 2004 Broken Flesh came together in Oklahoma City.  Five years later, the band released their debut album Forever in Flames, itself a brutal collection of eight tracks.  The next few years saw some personnel changes and label changes and the band released the Stripped, Stabbed, and Crucified ep in 2012 only to have more personnel changes as vocalist Ricky Puckett left the band.  Throughout it all, the band unashamedly held to their faith and played on a number of bills with bands like Six Feet Under and others in death metal that certainly don’t share their beliefs.  In 2013, the band released Warbound featuring new vocalist Jacob Mathes, who brought a deeper, more guttural, animal-like sound to the songs.  On Warbound, not only did the vocals become darker and heavier, but the music increased in tenacity and brutality.  For the self-titled release the band signed to Luxor Records and Nick Morris (As They Sleep) and Josh Dillon of Elaire Studios handled the production duties, making the album as heavy as possible to go with the songs, which vocalist Jacob Mathes said, “reflect some of the hardest times we have faced in our lives and where the Holy Spirit was in those times.”  Following recording of the album, the band added a second guitarist, Dakota Whiteside,whose addition will certainly add to their live performances. Continue reading »