Aug 182018
 

Power Quest are delighted to welcome guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis into the band, replacing Andy Kopczyk who left the band earlier this year. Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, George also plays in the bands Vermillion Days (Greece) and Wild Willy’s Gang (Norway) and was previously a member of Raven Lord and Exorcism.

Power Quest keyboardist and founder member Steve Williams had this to say on the matter. “It’s fantastic news to have George as part of the band. I’ve known him for a couple of years now and our drummer Rich has known him for 5 years since they played together in Raven Lord. George obviously brings a highly skilled level of guitar playing to the table but in addition to that he also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. On top of that he’s just a bloody nice bloke haha! I look forward to hitting the road and the studio with George in the months and years to come. Welcome aboard matey”

George recently travelled to Southampton, UK to meet the band and undertake his first photo shoot as a PQ member ahead of rehearsals and live shows coming later in the year. Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

Silent Planet have released a new single/video, ‘Share the Body’. “This song is a tribute to the many people I’ve met who struggle with opioid addiction,” frontman and lyricist Garret Russell explains. “I hope it can speak into the past trauma or present reality of addicted persons, and push them to get help before their need takes everything.” ‘Share the Body’ is the latest single, following ‘Vanity of Sleep’ and ‘Northern Fires’, from Silent Planet’s upcoming album “When The End Began,” due out 11/2/18 via Solid State Records.

Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction by playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the United States. Over the past 9+ years, the band gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master’s degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. As a result of their continued momentum, Silent Planet took home the “Underground Band of the Year” award at the 2017 APMA awards. Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

The Bearded Dragon Productions brings you an new-school-old-school-throwback comp with some big names of Christian metal/hardcore genres. The digital Album
is available for Streaming + Download.

“When was the last time you heard a compilation with some of these names?” states The Bearded Dragon Productions founder Mason Beard. Back in the day, there were several heavy bands that influenced a lot of different crowds. The compilation features the genres of hardcore, early-metalcore (aka the good stuff), thrash metal, death metal, grindcore, groove metal, technical metal, black metal and even some rapcore.

“We’ve got all of it. The only genre I think isn’t on this compilation is like power-violence or viking metal or something like that. If you like heavy compilations and a variety of styles to choose from, this one is for you.” Continue reading »

Aug 172018
 

Slovakian Power Metal band Signum Regis is switching to another newsletter system, so if you subscribe now for their newsletter, you will receive their latest ep “Addendum Primum” as a thank you.  A video message from Ronnie König can be found below.

“Addendum Primum” (maxi single), released on Jun 16th 2017. It is an independent digital release with world-wide digital distribution. The maxi single feat. 4 tracks was produced by Signum Regis, mixed and mastered by Ronnie König (bass).

“Addendum Primum” is an extension of the “Decennium Primum” album. It is available at your favorite digital music store (iTunes, AmazonSpotifyGoogle Play, ….) Continue reading »

Aug 172018
 

‘You Never Know’, a brand new song from Beartooth, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s third album, “Disease”, which will be released on September 28 via Red Bull Records.

“Disease” was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DeftonesKornFoo Fighters). Vocalist Caleb Shomo told AltPress.com about the LP: “I would say sonic photo album is the best way to describe this record. I came up with the title and the whole concept in December of 2016. Realistically, I’ve been sitting on the idea of this album for a year and a half. I wrote the song ‘Disease’, about a month or two later. From there, it was really a process of taking all those songs of written over that year and a half and within two months, kind of like really narrowing it down and deciding what would fit best all together. This is the first record I made with a ton of time, and I think it shows because there’s a kind of spectrum to this record. Continue reading »