Oct 112019

Lovers in a Colorless Summer’ is the second single from Nightland‘s upcoming album “Umbra Astra Luna”  The music video which was directed by Matteo Ermeti can be seen below. The band comments on the video,

” ‘Lovers in a Colorless Summer’ is the conclusion of a story that began with ‘One Million Suns’ , a single released last September and which shares dark and surreal settings and images. The two episodes have the gloomy and romantic concept at the base of the album as a leitmotif, which takes inspiration from astrology and a veiled esotericism present in the symbols that recur insistently throughout history. A journey through images and disturbing presences, to represent the path that each of us makes within himself, in an attempt to defeat his own demons, expose his weaknesses and then discover that he is able to find a place to put in safety and peace his own soul “.

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Oct 102019

Alter Bridge has released a five-minute video showing the creative process behind the band’s upcoming album, “Walk The Sky”.

“Walk The Sky” will be released on October 18 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to 2016’s “The Last Hero” is a “complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new.”

Tremonti told Kerrang! magazine about “Walk The Sky”: “It’s kinda like a [revered horror maestro] John Carpenter movie — this old-school synth-wave kind of vibe. Somebody might hear the record and have no idea that was intended, but for a batch of songs, I tapped into some old loops that I either created or found randomly online, and worked with them in the background to inspire me to go in a different direction. I loved working like that. We challenge ourselves to not repeat ourselves and find new inspiration to add a different layer to what we do. It’s particularly challenging when you’ve had so many records, but when I showed Myles[Kennedy, vocals/guitar] what I was thinking, he absolutely loved it and was on board right away.”

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Oct 102019

South African metal band  Forfeit Thee Untrue have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Halo Crippled’ About the song the band says:

Lyrically, for me, “Halo Crippled” is the most personal song of all FTU material to date. I think it presents as the first time I’ve been willing and able to ‘go inside’ and truly write about my own inner demons/struggles. Musically, we’ve gone back to some of our roots and certainly strived for a much rawer sound.

As a concept, “Halo Crippled” became my lack of understanding and struggle in terms of what God was doing within the band. I had no sense of His angels being at work for quite some time. But, faith remained a foundation and fuel. It’s all about not giving up, regardless of the cards we’re dealt.

– Being the only remaining member of the band since our previous album (2016), we recorded and are releasing “Halo Crippled” as a 2-piece band (with newcomer vocalist, Kenny Smith). FTU is back working with previous album’s producer, Clinton Watts, who is already helping us redefine the band’s sound and identity. We’re also still backed by Rottweiler Records, who have just been phenomenal when it comes to their belief in, and encouragement of FTU!

– I’m just so humbled and grateful, overwhelmed and excited about FTU having pushed on and come through the other side of the storm, and being where we are currently, with faith tenfold going forward.

– I’ve always gravitated towards vocalists that are are driven by pure, raw emotion. And Kenny is no exception! I personally cannot wait for fans/family to hear him as the new voice of FTU! Super proud of him and honoured to be writing and releasing music with him!

These days, our lives are filled with clutter—physical clutter, defined by the almost obsessive need for more stuff—and spiritual clutter; things robbing us of our attention and energy, distracting us from what is truly important. Drowning in a cognitive cesspool composed of social media, political pollution and trends posing as religions, the time has come for a wake-up call, coming in the form of South African Christian metal act Forfeit Thee Untrue. Drawing from an unbelievable spectrum of metallic styles—including contemporary metalcore, sludgy doom metal and traditional death metal—Forfeit Thee Untrue wield a sprawling arsenal of metallic weaponry with which to combat contemporary complacency, annihilating the false and fake in an effort to striving for the real in every aspect of life.

Lyric video for ‘Halo Crippled’

Forfeit Thee Untrue was founded in its current iteration in 2010—although the bands origins can be traced back to a rock band formed by Forfeit Thee Untrue’ s founding members, Craig Palmer (drums) and Sean Towsen (guitar). 2010 saw the band—then a two-piece—searching for a third member and vocalist until 2011, when frontman and guitarist Gideon Karsten entered the picture. With three members and a common goal established, Forfeit Thee Untrue spent the following two years working hard on writing original material while searching for a fourth member. 2012 in particular was a busy year for Forfeit Thee Untrue—wherein the band reached its current status as a quartet (with lead guitarist, Mitch Pearson joining the band mid-year). The band finished recording their debut EP, Blood Soaked Splinter in February of 2013 and prepared it for an April release. The explosive debut EP shook the Christian metal community world-wide, showcasing the band’s dynamic blend of metallic styles and impressive songwriting ability. With some tracks aggressive enough to inflict blunt force trauma, yet others dreary and atmospheric, Forfeit Thee Untrue established a distinct attitude that pervades through any style they choose to channel.

With a successful EP release under their belts, the band kept their momentum going, touring incessantly throughout 2013 to support it before releasing a Christmas single title “Slavior.” Another resounding success, “Slavior” propelled the band into the writing and recording phase for their debut full-length album, Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam with producer Clinton Watts (2014 South African Metal Producer of the Year). Just before the culmination of 2013 and the commencement of full album recording, Towsen left the band. Newcomer bassist, Eckard van Tonder, then joined FTU in April 2014. 2014 and 2015 saw Forfeit Thee Untrue diligently writing and recording material for their breakout album—taking time to carefully and creatively meld metals with the skill of a practiced alchemist.

Now in 2019, Founder and drummer, Palmer has found himself with the band stripped back down to just two members; Palmer and new vocalist, Kenny Smith. With the addition of Smith, a vociferous, passionate vocalist, Forfeit Thee Untrue has taken a drastic shift away from the polished, commercial sound of Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam and is decidedly using brash, brutalizing heaviness. The former raucous, rebellious, riotous sonic force for Christ has now been turned up to eleven. Do not fear, the band is still employing a unique lyrical approach to ensnare listeners around the world. With a promising start to this next chapter of the FTU history, American-based Rottweiler Records and a knack for combining passion and power in a devastating dialectic, Forfeit Thee Untrue are a band determined to spread their influence and message to every corner and crevice of the globe, facing every obstacle with uncompromising force.

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Oct 092019

Roxx Records is very excited to be venturing in to a little bit of a different territory for us with our newest signing. While this singer is well known in the Christian rock world that we love and support, this one is a little more special! This is our first full praise and worship release, and it comes to us by way of one of our favorite vocalists, who has sung on some of the most classic releases that we all know and love.

Please join us as we welcome Larry Worley to the Roxx Records artist roster. As you know we have already worked on classic reissues of several of his projects like Love Life and Fear Not! As well as just releasing the brand new Fear Not EP entitled ‘For The Wounded Hearts’ which was released to great reviews this past year. Larry also sang on the debut solo album of Robert Sweet of Stryper entitled ‘Love Trash’, but you have not heard Larry like this before

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Oct 072019

Thousand Foot Krutch checked in with the following:

We’ve been so excited to bring this limited edition, double vinyl run of “The End Is Where We Begin” to you! Not only are we vinyl fans as well, but this particular album, marked the first album in our journey of going independent and doing this hand in hand w all of you. It seemed like there was no better choice but then to choose this album to commemorate that!

This double LP set features “The End Is Where We Begin” on the first LP, and a collection of remixes on the second LP. These alternate mixes have never before been released on vinyl. Both LPs are on transparent red colour vinyl, and will be limited to a maximum of 1,000 copies worldwide.

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