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DIAMOND HEAD announce tour in November and December


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Diamond Head have announced more dates this year in the UK and Ireland kicking off in Dublin on November 23, 2017 and ending at the Blast from the Past Festival in Kuurne, Belgium on December 9, 2017.

Currently in the studio working on the follow up to the highly praised self-titled release from last year.

From the band:
“We will continue to bring the lightning after we’ve spent some more time in the studio getting the next album together. See you all end of November!!!”

DIAMOND HEAD TOUR DATES:

November 2017

23rd            DUBLIN – Fibber Magees, Ireland
24th            BELFAST – Voodoo Lounge, UK
25th            LIMERICK – Dolan’s Warehouse, Ireland
30th            DUNDEE – Beat Generator Live!, UK
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indie/punk band The Cherry Dolls release new single ‘Blister’


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The Cherry Dolls release their utterly wonderful track ‘Blister‘ as a lead in to the release of their album ‘Viva Los Dolls‘ on Golden Robot Records on November 24th.

This mellow single is a sublime tune from The Cherry Dolls, a melancholic touch of brilliance (tongue firmly in cheek too!) infiltrating their normally more full on punky stylings. Simply stunning & one not to be missed.

Raw dog dirty realness as Rock ‘n’ Roll should be! I would describe this band as heavily influenced by The Stooges, MC5, Johnny Thunders or New York Dolls, of course there are many bands out there with similar influences, The Cherry Dolls are a band who gets it right. I love the sort of country and western meets old school punk track …….. but I really dig the whole album! I suspect these catz would be really awesome live!”
Dena VonKook

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R.I.P stream forthcoming album ‘Street Reaper’


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Portland, OR ‘Street Doom’ quartet R.I.P. is streaming their forthcoming sophomore album Street Reaper in full ahead of the release date on the 13th October. Hear and share the full album on YouTube and Bandcamp.

When R.I.P. came crawling out of the sewers of Portland, OR last year, their grimy, sleazy Street Doom was already a fully formed monstrosity that quickly infected the minds of everyone it encountered. Now, borne from the band’s declining state of mental health and increasing focus on songwriting, Street Reaper is an even more unhinged and menacing album than their 2016 debut In The Wind.

Borrowing equally from 80s Rick Rubin productions and Murder Dog magazine aesthetics, Street Reaper is a streamlined, yet brutally raw manifesto of heavy metal ferocity hearkening to the era when both metal and hip hop were reviled as the work of street thugs intent on destroying America’s youth.

Throughout, Angel Martinez’s guitar and John Mullett’s bass are inextricably interlocked, sounding like a massive sonic steamroller, while drummer Willie D keeps the beat solid and simple for the most powerful impact. And, the band’s extensive touring and excessive virgin sacrifices have clearly endued singer Fuzz with evermore agile vocal chords to drive it all home with extreme precision.

Operating on the belief that doom is not tied to a tuning or a time signature, but rather a raw and terrified feeling, R.I.P. eschews well trodden fantasy and mysticism tropes of the genre and focuses on conveying the horror and chaos inherent in the everyday reality of the human mind. With several years of touring under their heavily studded belt, R.I.P. has distinguished themselves from the interchangeable hordes of bands trying to play heavy metal by crafting an aesthetic and a sound all their own, focusing on the things that make metal heavy rather than adhering to the formulaic confines of a particular sub-genre.

Street Reaper opens with the knockout punch of “Unmarked Grave” and the rest is just sheer bludgeoning for bludgeoning’s sake as the album echoes the grimy vibe of legends like Saint VitusPentagram and Motorhead, with the no b.s. aesthetic of the early Metal Massacre compilations.

Street Reaper will be available on LP, CD and download on October 13th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records.

R.I.P. LIVE:

10/13 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge – album release party
10/14 Seattle, WA @ The Highline
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Artist: R.I.P.
Album: Street Reaper
Record Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: October 13th, 2017
01. Unmarked Grave
02. Street Reaper
03. Mother Road
04. The Dark
05. The Other Side
06. Shadows Fools
07. Brimstone
08. The Cross
09. The Casket
10. Die In Vain


INTERVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder (US)


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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

The Black Dahlia Murder are one of the most well-known death metal bands and they have cemented their place in the genre since their formation in 2001. Now in 2017, they

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Anima releases new song and first video for “Here Come”


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Anima is a metal band formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Bueno Triveño, combining different sound elements own and foreign of the metal world. Recently they finished the recording of their debut album ‘Homonymous To This One’, which will be released soon via Profane Records. As a duo, both members sought ways to get “helpers” by unknown methods, thus creating strange figures that helped the creation of this material, These “Homunculos” in command of the brothers offer their help although from time to time they require “repairs” or already a complete renovation.

Ahead of the upcoming debut album the band have unleashed a new video for “Here Come” which you can check out below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa4QW7huMyA

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Nebula to reissue ‘Let it Burn’, ‘To The Center’ & ‘Dos EPs’ on Heavy Psych Sounds


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Heavy Psych Sounds is proud to announce it will work with California fuzz/psych legends Nebulato reissue three of the band’s most landmark offerings. Originally released in 1998, 1999 and 2002, respectively, Let it BurnTo the Center and Dos EPs comprise an essential trilogy for worshipers of riffs and heavy desert rock, and will be made available early in 2018 as special editions to mark the 20th anniversary of the band.

When guitarist/vocalist Eddie Glass joined forces with bassist Mark Abshire and drummer Ruben Romano — both previously of Fu Manchu — they found magic together and no one before and no other band since has been able to capture that sound in the same way, though plenty have tried. With Let it Burn, they established a place for themselves between druggy psych and forward-driving fuzz rock, and as they moved through the subsequent Sun Creature EP, their split with Sweden’s Lowrider and the To the Center full-length the next year, they only grew, progressed and refined this approach into something all the more their own.

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