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Mar 312020
 

Saviour Machine‘s legendary goth metal frontman has written the album of his career and is currently recording his journey called “A Thousand Scars”, with the aid of his trusty Nine, contributing from all over the world.

‘The Space Between Us’ is the first single from “A Thousand Scars” ‘, the Eric Clayton solo record that will be released very soon. The lyric video can be watched below.

Clayton comment: It’s been precisely 19 years since I released an original piece of music… This is a “single edit” of the opening track from “A Thousand Scars”… This lovely, epic piece of music was written by my brother, Jeff Clayton and was originally being developed for SM… It was never planned to be a single, but it seems more appropriate than ever right now…

We had an amazing time creating and recording this 15-song musical journey. Space between us, between you and others, you and us, is something we need, desire and that we even lack from time to time. But in this time of social distance, of not being allowed to hold and hug your loved ones, we come to realise how much it means, how normal it is to be near to each other. We hope from the bottom of our hearts that you are safe, healthy and filled with optimism.

We would like for this song to help you smile and look brightly into the near future. We promise you’ll be seeing us, hearing us as close as possible, real soon! Stay safe, be connected and God Bless you all~

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Mar 312020
 

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will release “Simple Truth”, the new single from his solo band Ellefson, in April, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release “Sleeping Giants”, a compilation featuring several new songs and reworkings of previous Ellefson instrumental solo material co-written and produced by Ellefson and Hazaert“Sleeping Giants” was released as a companion album “soundtrack” to Ellefson‘s 2019 biography “More Life With Deth”, also co-written with Hazaert. The group worked on the album remotely, recording tracks in Italy, London, Phoenix, and Wisconsin during quarantine.

‘Simple Truth’ will be released on all digital outlets on April 17, with a direct Bandcamp release on April 10, via Ellefson‘s Combat Records. All profits from downloads and streams will be donated to the Croce Rossa Italiana, the Italian Red Cross, which is at the frontlines of the war on COVID-19, coordinating the nation’s pandemic response with Italy’s Ministry of Health.

Says Ellefson: “We actually wrote the song in Milan during a tour rehearsal, and a lot of it was recorded there. We’ve gone back and forth with Andy in Italy, from the Platinum Underground in Phoenix, and with our mixer and co-engineer Alessio Garavello in London. While we’re all staying positive and just keeping busy, it’s heartbreaking to see what’s going on over there with the death toll climbing every day.”

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Mar 292020
 

The latest Kingdom Of Rock Podcast features Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and former Guitar Player magazine editor Michael Molenda in an in-depth discussion regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and how it has affected the entertainment industry.

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Mar 282020
 

Christian Thrash at its ultimate best is what you get here! The 3 track demo that started it all for one of the best new Christian thrash bands around, Ritual Servant! This is a very cool one time and one time only limited edition CD pressing of the very first 3 track demo as recorded by Ritual Servant.

Released only in digital format on April 30th 2016, this demo turns 3 years old on that day and in celebration we will release this special CD pressing on that day and only limited to 250 copies never to be pressed again! These 3 tracks were so special we felt the need to make a physical product to offer to the fans and collectors out there.

Check out the demo version of ‘Seven Trumpets’ below:

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Mar 282020
 

Californian metallers As I Lay Dying have issued a previously unreleased song called “Destruction Or Strength”. The track, which was recorded during the sessions for 2019’s “Shaped By Fire” album, is available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, including Bandcamp as a “pay-what-you-want” download. As I Lay Dying will also be selling a t-shirt featuring the single artwork.

All proceeds from the single and the “Destruction Or Strength” cover artwork t-shirt will be aggregated and donated to the As I Lay Dying road crew and Feeding San Diego.

As I Lay Dying, whose April European tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe, said: “We recognize this is an uneasy climate for everyone right now so there is no pressure to contribute. At the very least, we hope sharing unreleased music will have a positive impact for those of you excited to hear it.

“Please be safe and kind to one another. We will get through this together.”

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