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LIGHTNING STRIKES – video “Our Lady” – released!


LIGHTNING STRIKES – video “Our Lady” – released!

LIGHTNING STRIKES have released a video clip for the song ‘Our Lady’ off their eponymous debut album which was issued November 18th 2016 via Germany’s PURE LEGEND RECORDS, a division of PURE STEEL RECORDS.

Our Lady’ is LIGHTNING STRIKES’ nod to Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famers DEEP PURPLE, one of drummer/founding member Karpis Maksudian’s main influences and long time favorite bands.  “I grew up in Yerevan, Armenia during the Soviet era and there was no Western music available in stores at the time and very few people had actual Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath records. I think it was in 1974 when one of my relatives came to visit from Beirut and brought with him a mixed tape of rock songs. The first song on that tape was a live version of ‘Black Night’ and that was it for me.  My world instantly and completely changed forever.  From that day on I kept bugging my father to buy me a used copy of ‘Made In Japan’ which cost 300 Rubles on the black market. Mind you, an ordinary worker in the USSR was making 120 Rubles a month at the time! I’ve been a huge Deep Purple fan ever since and own all their albums.

“When we started working on the album, I wanted to do a Purple cover but I wasn’t interested in re-doing any of the obvious songs that have already been covered to death.  I mean, who needs another cover of ‘Highway Star’ or ‘Smoke on the Water’? So I started listening to their early stuff in my car for a few weeks when it hit me that not too many people are familiar with ‘Our Lady’ off of ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ but it’s a killer tune. Bingo! So I asked Rob (Math) and Cat (Tate) to learn it for the album, and then had Derek (Sherinian) come in to do his Jon Lord magic on the Hammond B3, which turned out great.  And Nando (Fernandes), too, did an awesome job on vocals so I’m really pleased how it turned out.  Hopefully the Purple fans out there will dig our version – so far the response has been very positive.”

Originally formed in the mid-80’s, LIGHTNING STRIKES were part the bustling L.A. scene, with a now highly collectable 7” single to their credit, before going their separate ways due to line-up problems.  In 2011, Maksudian began to assemble a new version of LIGHTNING STRIKES, featuring returning bassist Cat Tate (SNEW, RED AGAIN), Berklee trained guitarist Rob Math (LEATHERWOLF, PLAYER), and Brazilian vocalist Nando Fernandes (HANGAR). In addition to Sherinian, ‘Lightning Strikes’ also features guest lead vocal contributions from Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH) and Japanese visual kei star Noah (AVANCHICK) and koto player Masayo Ishigure.

‘Lightning Strikes’ was mixed by acclaimed producer Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANVIL).  The album will see its official North American release on January 20th 2017.

 

 

LIGHTNING STRIKES – „Lightning Strikes“ CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP
LIGHTNING STRIKES – „Lightning Strikes“ DL @ PURE STEEL SHOP

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KATAKLYSM – announce special European tour in autumn 2017!


Canadian hyperblasters, KATAKLYSM, will celebrate their 25th band anniversary in 2017. In support of this noticeable jubilee, the band will play special shows and bring their classic records »Shadows & Dust« and »Serenity In Fire« on European stages in their entirety.

The band commented:

“It’s hard to think that 25 years have already arrived, feels like yesterday when we were in high school being teen rebels and we started a band called KATAKLYSM, hard to believe that through everything this band has been through, we are still standing tall, but when you really think hard a few words can summon it all: Perseverance, strength, belief and honesty, those were and are the key ingredients for KATAKLYSM success and of course killer anthems who have stood the test of time!

We have taken this moment to stop and reflect and thought we should celebrate this event, as it doesn’t happen often to bands, to still be meaningful to the world and achieve 25 years of career, with this we also noticed that one of our breakthrough albums »Shadows & Dust« will turn 15 years old in 2017, so what better way to send a big thank you back to our fans by revisiting this classic record and its follow up »Serenity In Fire«, two landmarks in KATAKLYSM’s on going blistering career?

We decided to make a special event with select dates and bring this idea to life with a tour called »A Moment In Time: Shadows & Dust vs. Serenity In Fire« where KATAKLYSM will play both albums in their entirety, with a brand new stage show reflecting those two records, for this special occasion KATAKLYSM has invited their old friends in GRAVEWORM from Italy to open up the festivities, who themselves supported KATAKLYSM in Europe and in the US during the »Shadows & Dust« and »Serenity In Fire« campaign era, we are beyond excited for this event, it will be a one time thing for the cities we play it, so don’t miss it, we will not bring it back, so make sure you come out and party with us celebrating our 25th anniversary!”

Check out this trailer to get more info about KATAKLYSM’s upcoming European tour 2017:

 

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Aborym Streaming New Song, “Slipping Through The Cracks”


Aborym Streaming  New Song, “Slipping Through The Cracks”

The follow up to 2013 Dirty was recorded with an all  new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist and guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).

Shifting.negative was mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton) in New York, who commented on the album: “I’ve known Fabban and Aborym for over 20 years so it’s nice that we finally get to work together on an Aborym record and this is the most forward thinking of all the Aborym records for sure! It’s definitely a break from the past and a step forward into the future of a band that has never stood still and never wanted to sound like everything else that’s out there. They continue to evolve with every record! This is a great sounding album that blends all of their metal and industrial influences and represents a new milestone in the history of such a well respected and established group. I’m excited to be a part of it”.

 

Tracklisting:

“Unpleasantness”
“Precarious”
“Decadence In A Nutshell”
“10050 Cielo Drive”
“Slipping Throught The Cracks”
“You Can’t Handle The Truth”
“For A Better Past”
“Tragedies For Sales”
“Going New Places”
“Big H”

Band also have revealed a video documentary on making the new album’s cover artwork by Davide Cragne.

Pre-orders: physical / digital.

 

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Scars Divide Announced the Upcoming birth of ‘Sons Of Terminator’


Swiss metal/prog mongers Scars Divide announced the upcoming birth of ‘Sons Of Terminator’

 

About three years after their self-titled EP (2014, Tenacity Music), Swiss metal/progressive mongers Scars Divide announced a new 2-tracks concept-EP called “Sons Of Terminator” coming out on spring for vinyl and digital formats. The first excerpt from the effort “Sons Of Terminator Part II” is available on 
In other news, the band is currently working on its debut full-length album planned for a release later this year.
About:
SCARS DIVIDE is a progressive metal band from Vevey (CH) formed in 2013 by members from several well-known Swiss bands (Herod..).
For fans of Architects, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Killswitch Engage, Periphery, The Human Abstract,… 
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“Synaptik” sign with DeFox and Heart Of Steel Records


Synaptik sign with DeFox and Heart Of Steel Records – heavier remix of debut album out worldwide end of January with extra footage!

British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik hailing from the east coast of England have an impressive sound that combines thrash, power and progressive elements, colliding to create their own unique sound. The Norwich men have just signed with DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records, who will be re-releasing their critically acclaimed debut album, “The Mechanisms of Consequence”, originally released in September 2014.

The special remix edition by Brian Spark will be available digitally worldwide on January 30th, 2017 via DeFox Records/Heart of Steel Records on all major outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iHeart Radio and more. The album features the original nine technical metal masterpieces, including single, “Your Cold Dead Trace” (featuring guest vocals from Alan Tecchio of Watchtower/Hades and more) and with this new release, there will be a re-edited video for the song, as well as featuring more footage of Alan Tecchio.

Since their formation in 2012, Synaptik has been leading their assault on the senses and have built quite the reputation with the original release of their debut and powerhouse live performances. A variety of accolades includes performing at some of the biggest UK metal festivals, such as Download Festival, Bloodstock and Mammothfest, as well as securing guest slots with heavyweights Iron Maiden, Exodus, Onslaught, Skyclad and more.
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Tracklist for “The Mechanisms of Consequence”

1. Truths That Wake
2. A Man Dies
3. Your Cold Dead Trace
4. Irresistible Shade
5. Vacancy Of Mind
6. As I Am, As I Was
7. Utopia In Our Eyes
8. Allies

9. Your Cold Dead Trace (Ft. Alan Tecchio).

2017 is the year for Synaptik to grab your attention, with more releases on the horizon with their highly anticipated second album titled “Justify & Reason” set for release on 10th March 2017. “Justify & Reason” will be released in the UK via The Snakes on Fire Records. In the United States, the album will be released as a double album with the remix album as a bonus disc, this will be released by Divebomb Records.

Vocalist John Knight explains “The debut album was mentioned whilst in the studio recording the new album and when we heard the remixes sounding so massive we felt compelled to put them out too and why not, they are incredible!”

You are responsible for your own ‘consequences’ but you don’t want to miss this band.
Tracklist for “The Mechanisms of Consequence”

 

 

1. Truths That Wake
2. A Man Dies
3. Your Cold Dead Trace
4. Irresistible Shade
5. Vacancy Of Mind
6. As I Am, As I Was
7. Utopia In Our Eyes
8. Allies

9. Your Cold Dead Trace (Ft. Alan Tecchio).

 

SYNAPTIK – “A MAN DIES” (Brain Spark remix) new video released today on Defox records!


Links for Synaptik
http://synaptikmetal.com/
http://synaptikmetal.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/synaptikmetal

 

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Carnalation Is Back With A New Single “Dance Of Disorder!


Carnalation Is Back With A New Single “Dance Of Disorder!

Alternative death metal band Carnalation have just released a new single Dance of Disorder. It is a first sample from their upcoming full length album where every track tells a story about different patient. This track is about patient called Jennifer who has Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. Her life and thoughts are repeating the same pattern everyday.

The band is planning to release another single this year and will announce later the release date of their next full length album. Music is driven by the story and the band strives to connect certain feelings to a patient in question.

Patient card: Jennifer
Age: 23
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Green
Diagnosis: 
Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder
Background: Former dancer whose parents pressured her to succeed. Her parents abandoned her because of her disorder. Tries to achieve her parents love back by dancing. She is afraid that she will hurt herself or her loved ones.

Dance Of Disorder lyric video:

single is also available in Spotify.

Line-up:
Jonne Soidinaho – Vocals
Arttu Hakanen – Guitars
Rami Rissa – Drums
Anssi Rissa – Guitars
Niko Mäenpää – Bass

Links:
http://www.carnalation.com

https://www.facebook.com/carnalation

 

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