Jun 222019
 

Mass are one of those classic band’s that have been around forever but had been plagued with bad luck. In 1982 the band signed their first major record deal with A&M Records and recorded their first full length album with legendary producer Tom Allom. As a reference point, around this same time Tom had produced “Screaming for Vengeance” for Judas Priest and only a couple years earlier, “On Through the Night” for Def Leppard. Unfortunately the album was never officially released due to bad relations between A&M and the band’s management.

Mass spent a good portion of the next couple years fighting their management in court. In the meantime the album was shelved and the band decided to record and release an independent EP. That EP sold over 10,000 copies in the Boston area alone and again had record companies interested in the band. In 1985 they signed with RCA and finally released their full length debut aptly titled “New Birth”. Since that time the original Tom Allom produced debut was sitting on a shelf unreleased. Finally in 2019 this album is being released by NoLifeTilMetal Records how it was intended to be released, ON VINYL!

What we have with “Fighter” is a majestic, classic, 1980’s heavy metal platter. “Fighter” is a heavy album, especially considering it was recorded in the early 1980’s. The band offer a lot of variety with heavier tracks, some lighter moments and plenty of killer hooks. A few of the tracks from “Fighter” were later re-recorded for “New Birth” including ‘Watch Her Walk’, ‘Too Far Gone’, ‘Voyager’ and ‘Do You Love Me’. However, the raw 80’s production along with some excellent modern mastering techniques gives these recordings the edge over the “New Birth” versions. As well, ‘Bad Man’s Reputation’ was released a few years ago as a bonus track on the “Best Ones” CD. The rest of the songs are exclusive to the vinyl version. The heavier tracks such as ‘Watch Her Walk’, ‘Too Far Gone’, ‘Slip of the Tongue’ and ‘Bad Man’s Reputation’ feature some searing guitar work. One of the biggest highlights is the title track, a doomy heavy metal song with a darker feel than some of the more upbeat songs. “Fighter” was recorded on analog equipment and belongs on vinyl. Continue reading »

May 312019
 

Today Friday May 31, 2019 the brand new limited edition book and CD from Heathen’s Rage are released around the world. As is the brand new third release from Austria’s very own Veil of Deception !

Limited Edition Book: Heathen’s Rage – Rage Days an Illustrated History the 40 page full color book filled with new stories from the members and tons of previously unreleased photos and memorabilia!

Limited Edition CD: Heathen’s Rage ‘Live At Switlik’ previously unreleased live show from the very early days of Heathen’s Rage a classic soundboard recording that has been remastered and released here for the very first time!

Veil of Deception CD: Austria’s very own Veil of Deception release their third album entitled “Dissident Voices” a new wave of heavy metal with that classic metal appeal. Continue reading »

May 212019
 

No Life Til Metal Records is proud to announce that a true collectible is upon us, as we present a brand new ode to classic metal band Heathens Rage with a never before released live CD and limited edition 40 page full color illustrated book.

Check out the single and video release for the track ‘Knights of Steel’ below

PRESS RELEASE:

Epic Underground Metal Band Heathens Rage Immortalized In First-Ever Limited Edition Book and Live CD Continue reading »

May 112019
 

One listen to Dissident Voices by Veil of Deception and it becomes very clear that metal is alive and well in Austria.  Thunderous, pounding rhythm section, great riffs and solos, soaring and powerful  vocals are found in abundance on this album, which blurs the line between the NWOBHM and power metal and adds bits from several other genres for good measure.

The band itself traces its roots back to 2013 in Vienna when guitarists Dejan Jorgovanovic and Gerd Metzl began jamming and exchanging riffs.  Not long after, Erik Fristad joined on bass and vocalist Daniel Gallar answered an ad and after a quick audition was now a member of the band.  After a brief search, Mike Günther was added on drums and the first iteration of the band was complete.  The band’s debut album, Deception Unveiled came not long after and exposed the world the band’s blend of modern metal, groove, thrash, and stoner metal.  Unfortunately, Erik left the band not long after recording and the band found current bassist Thomas Hava and the band pressed on playing shows and filming a couple of videos.  When it came time for the second album, guitarist Gerd decided to leave the band and Dejan took over all guitar parts for the album Tearing Up the Roots.  Concerts followed with the band even sharing the stage with the likes of Flotsam and Jetsam.  For Dissident Voices, the band returns as a four piece and released the album on Roxx Records imprint, No Life Til Metal records. Continue reading »

Apr 272019
 

No Life Til Metal Records are very excited to bring you their latest signing of straight up in your face heavy metal music hailing from Vienna, Austria! Veil of Deception (VoD) are a heavy/groove oriented metal combo formed in January 2013. Often compared to bands like Flotsam and Jetsam, 90’s Anthrax, Fates Warning or even Black Sabbath, VoD always stood out because of their distinct sound and lead vocalist Daniel’s classic metal vocal approach. Having played alongside well-known metal heavyweights like Flotsam and Jetsam, Rage, Nervosa, Blaze Bayley or Visigoth and with two highly-acclaimed full-length albums (“Deception Unveiled” and “Tearing Up The Roots”) under their belts, this 4-piece Austrian outfit decided to join forces with No Life Til Metal Records for the release of their highly anticipated third album, which will be cleverly titled “Dissident Voices”.

As usual, it will be as heavy, catchy, groovy and as soulful as ever with their brilliant amalgamation of metal styles, moods and vibes. VoD are surely ready for take-off… and we are inviting you to join us as we take off on this exciting journey! Continue reading »