Dec 282019
 

Deny the Fallen are pleased to announce that they havth.e officially been signed by Retroactive Records

Deny The Fallen want to say a huge thank you to Matt Hunt and the crew for trusting and believing in our ministry and music… As a band Especially when you’re bi-vocational it’s difficult to try to handle everything on your own, and now we can do it right… The official release of Symptoms of Eternity is now available for pre-order at Boone’s Overstock.

Deny the Fallen is the new band featuring Rey Parra of Sacred Warrior, and more recently, Worldview fame. Also featured in this lineup is another Sacred Warrior alumni, Jonathan Johnson, with this marking their first time collaborating since 1991’s “Obsession” release.

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Nov 252019
 

Tiago James de Souza (Hand of Fire) and Dale Thompson (Bride/The World Will Burn) teamed up to record Perpetual Paranoia‘s second album, the band that debuted in 2018 the album “The Reapers”.

“Between the Altar and the Cross” also features guest axe-men Juninho Afram (Oficina G3), Paul Jackson (Bloodgood), Oz Fox (Stryper) and Troy Thompson (Bride). You will also hear the talent of guest vocalists, JT (Metal Nobre), Les Carlsen (Bloodgood), and Chaz Bond (BioGenesis). The band spared nothing on this album. Dale’s vocals are as aggressive as ever – daring, mesmerizing, and leading the listener deeper into the enchanted forest of metal. Be careful – there are fire-breathing dragons in that forest, and we promise “Between the Altar and the Cross” will take you to places you did not know existed.

There are 12 tracks for listening. The release is scheduled for December 20, 2019.

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Perpetual Paranoia – “The Reapers”

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Nov 142018
 

When two veteran musicians, separated by the Pacific ocean, Dale Thompson (of the Bride and The world will burn fame) and Tiago James de Souza (Sole axe-wielder of the Hand of Fire) decide to collaborate, they come out with a brutal debut record “The Reapers” and are calling themselves Perpetual Paranoia – which stems out of a constant fear one evades through the passage of time.

With the advent of the internet and technology, a lot of people have come together from different spheres of lives and aligned thoughts and ideated on work that baffles and captivates the intended audience. Leveraging the benefits of the above, Perpetual Paranoia came to existence and composed an amalgamation of Thrash, doom and hard rock in this album. The lyrical duties were fulfilled by Thomson and the song writing and arrangements were managed by Souza. The band had signed up with Rottweiler Records and N.O.G. and released this album in August 2018.

Without much ado, I queue up the record and as it opens with “Intro” it immediately paints a scary yet ambient soundscape with ghastly shrills lingering at the backdrop. “The Reaper” starts off as a monologue and before you know it speeds up with a doom styled guitar riff accentuated with blast beats. The vocal delivery modulates and swings between different styles that of doom and thrash metal. There’s a subdued guitar soloing which is not very evident but needs to be picked up to laud the fine craftsmanship of the guitarist. Continue reading »

Bride – “Snake Eyes”

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Sep 262018
 

Fans of Bride have held out for a true return to form for some years now, as “Snakes in the Playground” is often touted as this hard rock outfit’s most potent album. Released on 21 August 2018, “Snake Eyes” does not disappoint. I picked out a fragment of “Psychedelic Super Jesus” in “Intro”, which plays like fractured memories – snippets of song fading in left, then right before an almighty yawp from frontman, Dale Thompson kicks off “Fake News”. It’s a bold track that oozes attitude.

I love the energy in “Famous When I’m Dead” – it is not short of cowbell, and races by quickly. Around the middle, Troy Thompson delivers a tasty solo while Dale stretches his vocals in an elongated growl. I heard it said that the drums in this recording sound muffled, but listen to “John The Baptist” – especially how the toms ring in your ears – and I think you’ll agree that the clarity is there. “Think I’ll Build a Bomb” is a rock n roller, the riffing supplying just the right amount of sleaze. It’s a provocative title that comments on how pervasive violence is these days. That breakdown sounds downright ominous – I’m unsure of the production technique used, but the treatment on the vocals and/or the harmony leaves you feeling like a deranged individual is sharing a terrible secret with you. Shivers.

I wonder what I would discover if I had to play “The Real Jesus”, followed by “Psychedelic Super Jesus” off “Snakes in the Playground”? What differing perspectives do these two songs present regarding Jesus Christ? The reason I’m thinking along these lines is because you may have heard the recurring “Jesus Christ is knocking on the door of your heart today…” at the start of both albums. It may point to a link. Continue reading »

Jul 302018
 

A new Harry Potter book, the next Star Wars movie, or even one’s first kiss from that someone special can evoke epic proportions of anticipation. But NONE of those compare to how much Bride fans have anticipated a full-on, legitimate, straight out, unadulterated, no-holds-barred return to the Snakes in the Playground (1992) era Bride sound. Let’s be clear that Bride is without dispute THE most prolific Christian metal band ever. Bride has no less than 24 full length releases under their belts, and every single one drips with passion, relevance, and musical perfection. No one has done it better for longer without quitting. No one.

Long-time label partners, Retroactive Records are thrilled to unveil the epic return that fans have longed for and anticipated for 26 years – a new album that fully embraces the iconic Snakes…. era with massive hooks, relentless metal riffs, over-the-top vocals, and cutting edge lyrics. Welcome to the Jungle….with Snake Eyes (2018) the new Bride release that spews venom, and has all the bite fans can take. Continue reading »