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Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) Releases New Single ‘Cross Off’ Featuring Chester Bennington


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Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has released the second single from his debut solo album, Anesthetic, out March 1, 2019. “Cross Off” featuring Chester Bennington and is now available everywhere here.

“Cross Off” was recorded in April 2017 and written by Mark Morton, Chester Bennington, Jake Oni and producer Josh Wilbur. Morton recorded all guitars with Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent (Trivium) handling bass and drums. The composition of the song began between Morton, Wilbur and Oni before the three approached Bennington about singing vocals. Bennington loved the song and came to the studio with additional ideas and lyrics that, together with his unique and incredible vocal style, shaped the song to be what it is today.

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SNOVONNE Details New Album “THE CHILD AND THE BITCH”


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Snovonne is known for her melancholic and psychoanalytic creations, which often reveal things one would rather not see.  The new album The Child And The Bitch is exactly that and so much more.

“The concept carries a strong psychoanalytic undertone.” Snovonne says. “It’s about perception, points of view. It’s the battle between two voices – how you were born vs. what the world turns you into. There’s no right or wrong, both the entities have values to stand on, but that doesn’t stop them from clashing… I wanted to give room to both voices.”

The album will be introduced with the super-melancholic “Best Days”.  Coming out March 17th, the video presents the album’s concept of duality, musically and visually.

The third official full-length album The Child And The Bitch (subtitled “Chronicles 1984 – 2014”) has been in production since 2015 and is now scheduled for release on April 17th. 

“Best Days” Trailer! 

With all artistic gears spinning to a maximum, it’s a big leap forward – not only its heavily emotional and expressive content, but also in its audio and visual presentation. Heavy-hitting, stomping riffs are supported by epic, aggressive orchestral arrangements and cut through with razor-sharp melancholy.

Sno´s grandfather was, in his time, a reputable psychiatrist with a passion for fine arts and swing music. That had a significant influence on her artistic life.

She continues: “I’ve always been fascinated by old medical journals and books… Grew up around it, family of doctors… So given the self-analytical tone of the record, it was only natural to make the artwork an old medical journal. The lyrics are my entries with dates when they were written, some of them I wrote when I was very young. As a parallel, I put in old articles from the 20’s, which I scanned from the original personal scrapbook of Dr. Frederick Finch Strong. He was a renowned persona of the last century – promoter of electrotherapy, cutting-edge in developing methods of treatment, and highly esoteric and eccentric. He was the first American to employ Tesla Coils therapeutically.”

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Tracklisting:

The Child And The Bitch
Bullshit                                                                                                                                                       Home
Sally
Anatomy
Breakdown
Best Days
All My Ghosts
Filth
My Poison’s Made For Me
Home” (orchestral version)

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HAVOK – Premiere “Intention To Deceive” Music Video


With the release of their new full length studio record, “Conformicide”, less than two week away, Thrash Metal stalwarts HAVOK have partnered with Metal Injection to premiere their new music video for the track “Intention To Deceive” off the forthcoming album.

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The new track continues to display the band’s unwavering commitment to the indelible Thrash Metal ethos of diverting from the status quo and rejecting widespread corruption within the government and mainstream media. Check out the new video, which was directed by Evan Mann for Otherworldly Productions, exclusively on Metal Injection via the following link:

http://www.metalinjection.net/video/havok-have-no-intention-to-deceive-with-this-neck-breaking-new-thrash-video

The new single can also be heard via Spotify here: http://bit.ly/HAVOKintentiontodeceive

If you pre-order a digital copy of “Conformicide” via iTunes or Amazon you will obtain instant access to the new single, “Intention To Deceive”. Click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

Previously, HAVOK launched two other singles for “Conformicide” already:
“Hang ‘Em High” (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
“Ingsoc” (Album track): https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s
“Conformicide” can be pre-ordered in its various physical formats from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideDISTRO

Meanwhile, HAVOK continue to tour extensively throughout North American and are currently on the “World Gone Mad” tour with the iconic Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar, followed by a brief West Coast trek (with Warbringer), before beginning their European headline tour with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmmortus. A comprehensive list of the band’s tour dates is here:

HAVOK – “World Gone Mad” US Tour supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
28.02.2017 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
01.03.2017 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03.03.2017 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04.03.2017 Ft. Meyers, FL – Harborside Events Center
05.03.2017 Tampa, FL – State Theatre
07.03.2017 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
08.03.2017 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
09.03.2017 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge [No S.T.]
10.03.2017 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall [Record release!]
11.03.2017 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

HAVOK – North American West Coast Dates with Warbringer & Exmortus
13.03.2017 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
14.03.2017 Vancouver, BC – The Venue *
15.03.2017 Portland, OR – Analog Café *
16.03.2017 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge *
17.03.2017 Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial *
19.03.2017 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go *

HAVOK – European Headlining Tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
Presented by Rock Hard Magazine (Germany)
01.04.2017 Edinburgh (UK) – Heavy Scotland Festival [HAVOK only!]
02.04.2017 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
03.04.2017 Birmingham (UK) – Mama Roux’s
04.04.2017 London (UK) – Underworld
05.04.2017 Hasselt (Belgium) – Muziekodroom
06.04.2017 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013
07.04.2017 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
08.04.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) – Royal Metal Festival
09.04.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers
11.04.2017 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia
13.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) – Fryshuset Klubben
14.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset
15.04.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Cassiopeia
16.04.2017 Markneukirchen (Germany) – Framus & Warwick Concert Hall
17.04.2017 München (Germany) – Feierwerk
19.04.2017 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
20.04.2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
21.04.2017 Brescia (Italy) – Circolo Colony
22.04.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
23.04.2017 Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur
25.04.2017 Bordeaux (France) – La Chapelle *
26.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
27.04.2017 Barcelona  (Spain) – Salamandra 1
28.04.2017 Puget (France) – Le Rats
29.04.2017 Paris (France) – Petit Bain
30.04.2017 Essen (Germany) – Turock
“Conformicide” will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records

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BLACK MIRRORS – RELEASE NEW VIDEO!


If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favourite creation. This jewel is Belgium’s answer to pretty much every rock band out there: BLACK MIRRORS, fronted by the charismatic vocalist Marcella Di Troia, manage to gather an endless amount of influences which have been ruling the rock n’ roll universe for decades, and combine them into BLACK MIRRORS‘ very own and special sound. It’s been only a matter of time for their first debut EP, ‘Funky Queen‘, to finally see the light of day on March 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records!
Now the band unveiled a brand new video for the EP-title track ‘Funky Queen‘, and this one is a keeper! Filmed and edited by Van’s Ography, get some taste of BLACK MIRRORS‘ upcoming EP and watch the ‘Funky Queen‘ right HERE!

 
Says the band:
We hare happy to share with your our very first official video clip for «Funky Queen»! We had a blast making this video as it was crazy funny to play with our own shadows haha! We hope you’ll like it as much as we do!“

Funky Queen – the debut EP by BLACK MIRRORS coming March 3rd 2017,
the tracklist will read as follows:

1. Funky Queen

2. Kick Out the Jam

3. The Mess

4. Canard Vengeur Masqué

To pre-order your copy visit:
http://smarturl.it/FunkyQueen-NPR

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BATTLE BEAST – Release ‘Bringer Of Pain’ Music video!


Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, released their fourth studio record titled “Bringer Of Pain”, last Friday through Nuclear Blast. For all of you, who haven’t got their pain yet, the band has released another musical taster in the form of a music video for the album’s title track today. Watch the clip, produced by Dark Noise Productions, over on YouTube:

Bassist Eero Sipilä commented on the video:
“Short story: We wanted to do a video which was simply about thrashing around. ‘Bringer Of Pain’ is the fastest and probably the least “commercial”-sounding song on the album, displaying a completely different side as opposed to the previous singles so it seemed like a perfect choice. Empty industrial hall, tons of smoke, tight jeans and lot’s of headbanging – the classic metal video!”

 

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REVIEW: September Mourning – Volume II


September Mourning – Volume II Album Review

by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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September Mourning is more than just a band, they are a transmedia dark creative project originally created by front-woman Emily Lazar and Top Cow founder/artists Marc Silvestri. Lazar takes on the persona of September Mourning on stage, a unique character who is a half-human, half-reaper hybrid who helps souls complete tasks they left unfinished before they died, taking place in multiple worlds. The story unfolds on different media platforms, the albums, comics and live shows. September Mourning are back to unveil more of their story with Volume II which is tied in with Volume I, featuring old and new tracks alongside each other. Buckle up to discover something completely different and intriguing…

‘The Collection’ is atmospheric, creepy and ambient, acting as the perfect introduction to set the stage and prepare you for what is to come…
‘Angels To Dust’ has a massive dysfunctional unhinged sound. Lazar’s vocals instantly draw you in, paired with electronic outbursts which are very effective before the heavy riffage and backdrop kicks in at the chorus. This is organised musical chaos at its best, with so much texture and depth all delivered in an intelligible and thrilling form.
First single ‘Eye Of The Storm’ which has racked up an impressive 100,000 views with the video to accompany it, (all within a month!) with their visual animations, something the band pride themselves on in art and storytelling. The song itself possesses a strong presence and forceful chorus, making it a must hear.
‘Before The Fall’ hooks you immediately with catchy riffs and ethereal vocals and effects which are well placed, as seen throughout. ‘Children Of Fate’ may well be the most meaningful and prominent song featured, as this is named after September Mourning’s fan base of the same name. Their dedicated fans helped them launch their graphic novel via a Kickstart campaign, helping take the band to a new dimension and level. This album is especially for the ‘Children Of Fate’ and the message within it portrays this. The song is bizarre and deliciously dark with a defiant sound that truly encompasses the fantasy story from their comic.

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‘Skin & Bones’ has strong rhythms that is bound to get you moving, especially along with its anthemic singalong chorus. Keeping up the momentum and following on perfectly is latest single ’20 Below’, which is infectiously catchy, layered with melodic guitar riffs and has the components of a solid rock favourite, especially live.
‘Superhuman’ is an action packed exceptionally memorable song, with irresistible beats and rhythms, they certainly triumph yet again with this track which deserves to be in the spotlight. You won’t be able to get this song out of your head! The ending sounds like a subliminal message, but actually offers a motivational message in keeping with their vision.
Closing song, ‘Til You See Heaven’ has a brilliant dark ambience, which is beautiful and haunting, managing to bring all the best elements of their all-consuming sound as a perfect reflective ending. The album is very thought provoking so you need some time to digest this stunning journey, so this is a wise song to end on.
One of the most powerful things about music is escapism and to forget everything else and just be overcome by the music, September Mourning take this to the highest degree with their clever and intriguing fantasy story, and even though it is based on fictional characters and events, the messages are relatable in the real world also, giving them even more depth and creativity. The fact that they intertwine Volume 1 with the new offerings in the second chapter is well constructed and aids the storytelling further, with the new and old complimenting each other to get the full picture. This is truly an epic and inspiring masterpiece which I am very glad to have discovered, for those that aren’t familiar with this band, I strongly urge you to listen and be enthralled by their music and dark ventures…

Score: 5/5


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