Stryper – “God Damn Evil”

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Jun 162018
 

Reader, you’re going to laugh out loud. This is the first time I’m listening to anything Stryper. You might be wondering what island I’ve been living on and all I can say sometimes it takes long for a ship to arrive on the horizon.

“God Damn Evil” has proved to be a contentious album title, but Michael Sweet says that it comes as an earnest request to God when the band reflects on what is happening in the world. “Take It To The Cross” roars, and I get the feeling that it was fun to record. The enthusiasm is palpable, and Michael’s high register is from another world! As I continue to listen to “God Damn Evil” I get a “new wave of British heavy metal” (NWOBHM) vibe, as personified by Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon. There’s the lyrics that are sung, as opposed to growled, the melodic guitar solos and the choir of voices on the choruses. Sure, that’s not all that makes it sound traditional. Continue reading »

Jun 162018
 

Megadeth bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his “Basstory” tour, a series of limited and exclusive “storytellers” dates, starting September 21 in Portland.

Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David‘s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of rock ‘n’ roll. “Basstory” will also include special VIP meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise, and more. Continue reading »

Jun 162018
 

Choice, performed live by Yossi Sassi & the Oriental Rock Orchestra” in Havana club, Tel Aviv Israel on May 9th. can be seen below. The track comes of their new album “Illusion Of Choice” which has been released worldwide on April 4th. The album was recorded in Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece.

Yossi Sassi is an Israeli musician and producer. He invented the world-known Bouzoukitara musical instrument, and co-founded the successful metal band “Orphaned Land”. Continue reading »

Jun 152018
 

Yesterday, with the assistance of The Noise, we were able to provide an Early Listen of Levels’ anticipated debut record; yet, it’s not until today we hold the pleasure of publishing “Levels” across most Digital Retailers across the globe. The track listing extends itself through eleven titles, all to which the act has provided commentary on through a recent — Track By Track — article from New Noise Magazine.

Levels state, in regards to the album: “This record was created over the last year and a half. Many hours and long nights have gone into its creation. This album means more to us than most will know. It’s a special moment to finally put it out for the public to hear. All of our musical styles, tastes, and contributions collided into what we are proud to call our first full-length album. If you are a fan of heavy, this is definitely worth your while.

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Jun 152018
 

British death/doom metal band My Silent Wake have released a video for ‘There Was Death’ which is the title track from their new album. The video was directed by Andrew Spencer. Filmed at 13 Sound Studios, Kewstoke. Song recorded at 13 Sound and Prory Studios, Sutton Coldfield. Song produced by Greg Chandler.

The video for ‘There Was Death’ can be watched below.

MSW tenth album “There Was Death” is released February 24th on CD and double LP via Minotauro Records. Continue reading »