Oct 042018
 

[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een webmaster / siteadmin het liefste uit Nederland maar Europa is ook goed, met programmeerkennis, zodat we nu heel snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar) dus het is de  hoogste tijd..

Ben je zelf geïnteresseerd of weet je iemand die mogelijk geinteresseerd zou kunnen zijn neem dan zsm contact met ons op. Heb je vragen mail ons gerust: We zouden het erg waarderen als je dit bericht deelt via je social media kanalen, alvast bedankt voor je hulp ! Continue reading »

May 032018
 

We are looking for an all-round CD reviewer. This is what we ask of you:

“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. Continue reading »

Oct 162018
 

The Neal Morse Band — Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on “The Great Adventure” with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two-CD package, two-CD/DVD special edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records‘ web site.

The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “The Similitude Of A Dream” will be the ninth studio album with MorsePortnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been The Neal Morse Band.

“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of “The Similitude Of A Dream” has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to “The Similitude Of A Dream”‘s partial retelling of John Bunyan‘s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by The Neal Morse Band, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. Continue reading »

Oct 162018
 

This week Ascending King‘s debut album “Funeral of a Species” is available for pay what you want over at bandcamp. All funds (100%) raised will go to help Ruah pay for diapers for his new baby! Head over and help out! or get it free!

Ascending King is the brainchild of Aaron Kirby, known as Ruah. The band started in 2015, releasing a single under a short stint at SkyBurnsBlack Records, before ultimately signing with Nosral Recordings in 2017 as the label’s first band. Ruah was previously the vocalist for Dryline, a metalcore band off Zero Sum Recordings, beginning in 1999 until they disbanded in 2008. Continue reading »

Oct 162018
 

Fresh off an electrifying performance at the Aftershock festival over the weekend, where singer Spencer Chamberlain performed while still nursing a still-healing broken foot that he sustained during the band’s appearance at Riot FestUnderøath has released the cinematic and thematically arresting video for ‘ihateit’.

“The ‘ihateit’ video is a glimpse into what it’s like to feel alienated, to need something you shouldn’t need, to feel trapped and isolated and to feel like you have to keep returning to that place to find solace — it’s a vicious cycle,” said Underøath‘s Aaron Gillespie. Continue reading »

Oct 152018
 

Blessthefall‘s video for the song ‘Wishful Sinking’ can be seen below. The clip, which is bathed in purple tones, pulsates with the band’s performance energy.

Frontman Beau Bokan said: “‘Wishful Sinking’ is a particularly special song, because it was the first one we wrote with our producer Tyler Smyth. For us, the song is a perfect blend of our new direction and old Blessthefall. With the music video, we wanted to incorporate some amazing visuals and keep the aesthetic of the album. I think we nailed it.”

‘Wishful Sinking’ is taken from Blessthefall‘s latest album, “Hard Feelings”, which was released on March 23 via Rise Records. The disc was produced by Tyler Smyth, with additional production by Matt Good and Howard Benson. Continue reading »

Oct 142018
 

For I Am King‘s eagerly anticipated second album “I” will be out December 7, 2018 on Redfield Records. After the first precursor ‘Prey’, released in May, the new single ‘Forever Blind’, out October 5, is one of the band’s most metal tracks to date and represents the new material perfectly.

Front-woman Alma Alizadeh on ‘Forever Blind’: “Our new single is about a person with two faces. Someone who you trust but who totally unexpectedly stabs you in the back. I think, that this is recognizable for many people. The text is written from the perspective of this ‘backstabber’. The snake in the new video symbolizes this unreliable person.”

The music video for ‘Forever Blind’ can be watched below.

The uniqueness of the Dutch metal band For I Am King is best described by the introduction of the new I-factor, a 3.0 variant of the much sought-after X-factor. The I is the ninth letter of the modern Latin alphabet and it has importance in the fields of mathematics and chemistry as well. In addition, I is the symbol for electric power and it stands in abbreviations for international. Continue reading »