Sep 212021
 

As Tremonti prepares to release their 5th studio album Marching In Time on September 24th, the band has revealed a new lyric video for the album’s fourth single, the spine-tingling “Now And Forever”. Its video emerges in visually captivating black and white, providing the perfect backdrop to the song’s gripping lyrics. Driven by the signature sound of guitarist Mark Tremonti as he sings: “My once jaded heart’s been fortified But left on empty,” the song and video are a perfect example of his keen ability to create memorable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.

The video can be seen below.

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Sep 212021
 

Rockshots Records announce they will be releasing Greece’s Thirty Fates‘ new album “Circus Black” on December 10th, 2021. The upcoming full-length is a 9 track anniversary record to celebrate the trio consisting of brothers Elias and Nick Tzintzilonis and Stelios Papakostas thirty years in heavy metal as friends and bandmates.

The trio’s history begins in 1988 when they introduced themselves to the world in a band named Metal Invaders, which was soon changed to Black Fate. Under that moniker, they released a 4-track demo (1991), but soon after Elias (guitars) continued on to other various bands. Stelios (vocals) went on to a solo pop career releasing singles and touring all around Greece, along with forming the band Blow. Nick (drums) went on to other rock-heavy-pop bands, touring also as a freelancer and continuing on with Black Fate with four amazing musicians, where they released a self-titled EP (2001) and four full-lengths “Uncover” (2002) (Secret Port Records), “Deliverance of Soul” (2009) (Asiral), Between Visions & Lies (2014) (Ulterium Records) and “Ithaca” (2020) (Rockshots Records).

The trio of Thirty Fates explain how their reunion came to be:

“We felt the need to reform the band after so long time for our thirst of playing music together again. It came out spontaneously when we met each other five years ago, rehearsing the old staff reminiscing the good old times. Then we decided to re-record our first demo and some spare old songs, as we had all the efforts for making a record come to life. Seemed from the beginning we knew what exactly we wanted to do. Making music after so long, was a joyful ride from the past to the present & we really enjoyed it. For all our friends & loyal fans, who have followed for thirty years & also for our new friends. We hope you enjoy our music. It’s worth a listen.”

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Sunbomb – “Evil and Divine”

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Sep 202021
 

Stryper’s Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns have come together to collaborate on Sunbomb, with “Evil and Divine” being their first album released via Frontier Music on May 14, 2021. The idea was initiated when Serafino Perugino, president and A&R director of the label reached out to Tracii and Michael, with the idea of a heavy metal album where Tracii wrote the songs and Michael was asked to add to the vocal duties. Although both the bands have had their unique styles and different political/religious standpoints, a collaboration would be of keen interest to the fans, as we hear influences of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest with hints of Doom Metal influence on the album.

I had my apprehensions but more than that I was curious and intrigued to hear the album, so I spun off the album which opened up with “Life”. An interesting guitar riff kicks off the song and a tremendous energy is felt right at the outset, in no time we hear Michael unleashing his tremendous vocal range as we breeze through the song, uplifted; the blitzing guitar solo brings the delivery a notch higher. “Take me away” reminded me off Black Sabbath, the song, an omnipresent Doom beginning with a haunting vocal delivery which quivers and wavers and jolts you out of your stupor, and the melting guitar solo that’s sure to sweep you off your feet.

Michael unleashes some crazed squeals in “Better End”, a catchy guitar riff drives the song forward and adds much meat on the song, I liked how Michael and Tracii level it out in a competing attempt to hit high notes towards the end of the song. “No Tomorrows” has an upbeat vibe with explosive amounts of energy that’s going to set you grooving and quite a crafty interlude that leads on to a crunchy guitar solo followed by Michael pelting out high pitched squeals one after the other. “Born to Win” starts off with guitar chops that’s definitely going to teleport you to late 70s, and is such a song best enjoyed with the volume cranked all the way up and hair let loose all the way down, if you get my drift. No comparisons though, the song did remind me a bit of “Good times Bad Times” by Led Zeppelin.

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Sep 182021
 

Ritual Servant has once again signed on with Roxx Records, and this time for a very special and unique Limited Edition package of all brand new music.

It was 2019 when Roxx Records and Ritual Servant first partnered on the bands debut release Metallum Evangelii , the debut CD ‘SOLD OUT’ and was a huge success for all involved. That led to a Limited Edition vinyl pressing (Now SOLD OUT) and to a Gold Disc expanded edition (Nearly Sold Out)

You may have seen and heard the brand new track ‘Hearers and Doers’ that just dropped on most digital platforms and also sent to radio, if not check out that lyric video now below and hear what all the hype is about surrounding this very bold Christian thrash band.

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Sep 172021
 

The Italian power metal band Draconicon just released a lyric video for ‘Monsters’ Breakaway’, the fourth single from their new album “Dark Side of Magic”.

The lyric video can be seen below.

“Dark Side of Magic” will be released on October 22nd on CD and digital via Beyond the Storm Productions.

Simon Borgen (violinist) comments on the new single:
Monsters’ Breakaway represents the moment of self-identification in our narrative, the moment in which we rediscover ourselves as monsters who rejoice in the sufferings of others. Musically it represents one of the songs we care about most and that perfectly sums up our sound”

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