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Finland’s Santa Cruz announce third album & UK tour


Finland’s SANTA CRUZ Announce New Album BAD BLOOD RISING due 10th November on M-Theory Audio 

Band Announce December UK Headline Tour

Praised by Rolling Stone magazine as “One of the Top 10 bands you need to know in 2017” for their “debaucherous, flamboyant flair,” Santa Cruz is a Finnish modern hard rock band formed with the mutual aspiration of playing their rear ends off and grabbing your attention. Inspired initially by the likes of Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, the young group developed a strong buzz through stupefying live shows and two well-received albums on Spinefarm Records where they took their throwback hard rock sound and combined it with elements of modern rock, punk and metal, put it in their own special blender, then iced the mix with blinding energetic performances and a healthy dash of attitude.

Now partnered with new label M-Theory Audio, Santa Cruz are set to release their third studio album Bad Blood Rising on 10th November, which showcases a transition to a more modern, and slicker hard rock sound. Pre-order now on CD, limited-edition coloured vinyl and digital outlets at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store

“We are really excited to start working with M-Theory Audio, and be part of a new label and new team!” explains Santa Cruz singer Archie.

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Shooting Guns album ‘Flavour Country’ streaming in full


 

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Canada’s award-nominated psych 6-piece Shooting Guns stream their new album ‘Flavour Country’ today via Bandcamp and YouTube

Shooting Guns is known (and oft-nominated) for their film soundtrack work, but Flavour Country is more like a collection of anthems for your jettison from this universe into the multiverse.
While they’re known for heavy and saturated sounds befitting crazed horror-comedy flicks like Netflix hit WolfCopFlavour Country features some of the band’s fastest, heaviest and most visceral material to date. Yet, it also features some of the band’s most atmospheric sounds as well.

At times there are slight hints of Ennio Morricone‘s Spaghetti Western twang amidst the looping Meddle-era Pink Floyd heavy psych and driving drone reminiscent of Bobby Beausoleil‘s belladonna laced soundtrack to Kenneth Anger‘s Lucifer Rising. But for the most part here, Shooting Guns is out for blood, regardless of tempo.

Album opener “Ride Free” kicks off with a blistering wall of guitars blaring and rattling out of the gate like mutant progeny to fellow Canadian biker-rock heroes Steppenwolf having duly fired all of the guns, exploded into space and returned to hunt down every last one of us. It accelerates from there: “French Safe” sounds like an unhinged battalion of musicians driving full throttle like a scene from a George MillerRoad Warrior movie. Biting, lengthier tracks like “Simian Shelf” and the title track occupy the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum, haunting the foggy moor between early, bluesy Sabbath-styled doom riffery and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock.

SLUDGEHAMMER Unleash Video ‘Demons From The Woodwork’


Toronto’s SLUDGEHAMMER have unleashed their new video for ‘Demons From The Woodwork’, one of 11 tracks on their debut album ‘The Fallen Sun’ released during June of last year.  The video is a band playthrough demonstrating their mind bending guitar solos, devastating heavy riffs, blistering drum fury and dynamic vocal performances from lead vocalist Chris Szarota plus bassist Dan Ayers.

Plus their previous video ‘Carrion Eater’ can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbgAUBrzvo

Their latest album ‘The Fallen Sun’ is the follow up their 2014 EP ‘Organ Harvester’ and was self-produced by the band plus mixed by guitarist Tyler Williams along with mastering done by world renowned producer & engineer Lasse Lammert (Gloryhammer, Alestorm, Teramaze) at LSD Studio in Germany.
A full album stream of ‘The Fallen Sun’ can be heard at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2dmlDY6eK0
The album is available digitally and on CD at the following bandcamp link https://sludgehammermusic.bandcamp.com.
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Tracklisting as follows:
1. Demons From The Woodwork (4:02)
2. Intestines Entwined (5:02)
3. The Black Abyss (6:29)
4. Ectogenesis (4:34)
5. Carrion Eater (5:56)
6. Consuming Afterbirth (4:34)
7. Carnivorous Forest (5:08)
8. Utopian (5:45)
9. Revolting (4:46)
10. Organ Harvester (4:51)
11. Casualties (4:34)
Album Length: 55:48
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Suicidal Tendencies Announce U.S. Tour


Suicidal Tendencies Announce European and U.S. Tour Dates!

 

EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2017 will featuring
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
AGNOSTIC FRONT
MUNICIPAL WASTE
WALLS OF JERICHO
DOWN TO NOTHING
BURN
MIZERY
18.01. Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)
19.01. Warsaw – Progresja (Poland)
20.01. Brno – Sono (Czech Republic)
21.01. Dresden – Eventwerk (Germany)
22.01. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium)
23.01. Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit (Germany)
24.01. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
25.01. Munich – Backstage Werk (Germany)
26.01. Milano – Live Club (Italy)
27.01. Lausanne – Les Docks (Switzerland)
28.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
29.01. London – O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom)

USA
Suicidal Tendencies
Crowbar
Havok

Feb 22 Santa Ana, Ca Observatory
Feb 23 San Diego, CA Observatory
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ Club X
Feb 25 Farmington, NM Top Deck
Feb 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Feb 28 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Mar 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Mar 3 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 4 Ft. Meyers, Fl Harborside Events Center
Mar 5 Tampa, Fl State Theatre
Mar 7 Memphis, Tn New Daisy Theatre
Mar 8 Lawrence, KS Granada
Mar 10 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall Complex
Mar 11 Salt Lake City, UT Complex

France and Paaspop Festival Netherlands
Suicidal Tendencies
22 Below

April 4 France Brest La Carène
April 5 France Rennes l’Etage
April 6 France Bordeaux Krakatoa
April 7 France Clermont Ferrand la Coopé de Mai
April 8 France Biarritz l’Atabal

April 11 France Toulouse Le Bikini
April 12 France Nîmes La Paloma
April 13 France Nancy l’Autre Canal
April 14 France Audincourt Impétus Festival
April 15 Netherlands Schindel Paaspop festival
April 16 France Reims la Cartonnerie

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ANCIENT SPELL: Interview


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1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band was formed in 2012 by Conrad Viz (Guitar/Vocals) Started as a 3 piece with Jeff Clark (Bass) and Norm Rodriguez (Drums). In 2013 added a 2nd Guitarist Danny Blaze. Final line up change took place in 2014 when we added a New Drummer, New Lead vocalist and New 2nd Guitarist and turned into a 5 piece band. All members were previously in other bands before joining Ancient Spell. Current members are: Donnie Marhefka (Lead Vox) Conrad Viz (Guitar/ Vox) Jeff Clark (Bass) Robert Thompson (Drums) and Dan Rado (Guitar)

2. What made you guys decide to form a band?

Conrad Viz decided to form Ancient Spell as a new project in 2012 after leaving his previous band.

3. How would you describe your style?

Heavy Doom Death Metal

Which bands influenced your music?

Black Sabbath – Death – Black Label Society – Trouble – Pantera – St Vitus – slayer – Corrosion of Conformity

4. The new album “Forever in Hell” came out on Minotauro Records on September 18 , how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

Found out about Minotauro Records through previous band member Danny Blaze. Contacted Glenn Wrigley. They have given us worldwide distribution and heavy promotion.

5. How did you guys came up with your band name?

Conrad Viz came up with name. It is his interpretation of Death. The thought that Death is the oldest Spell in the history of mankind. A spell we can not break.
We all have to die. We are under that Spell The Ancient Spell

6. Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the all ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process?

Lyrics mainly taken from the concept of the band name. Mostly written by Conrad Viz. So the themes are mainly about Death, Dying and the Doom we live because of Death. Other members are now contributing to writing lyrics and are expanding concepts a bit more. But staying in the whole Doom genre.

7. Do you remember your first show and what was it like?

With the new lineup… AMAZING!!!!  Energy was intense!!!  Played to a packed house at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

8. Do you have any amusing stories from when you recorded your album or when you where on the road?

Not really. Just had the best time ever doing what we love to do. Creating music, recording music, and playing it live for our fans!!!

9. Tell me a little about the releases you have and where they are available for purchase?

1st self titled album recorded in 2012 independent release in 2013, now out of print, but can still be bought as digital download on iTunes and CDBaby.com.
2nd album  Forever in Hell recorded in 2015 release on Minotauro Records Sept 8th 2015 can be bought directly from Minotauro Records page and also iTunes, CDbaby.com.

10. Let everyone know what the band has planned for the future.

We are planning to do another small U.S. tour and maybe Europe in support of “Forever in Hell” Album. Also planning on writing new material in 2016 for our next album we may be releasing in 2017.

11. Where can we listen to your band and where people can buy your stuff?

Listen on  www.facebook.com/ancientspellband  and  www.reverbnation.com/ancientspell

Best places to buy at: http://www.minotaurorecords.com/#!ancient-spell/c243p and  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ancientspell2


12. Anything else you think you want to add and your fans should know?

We love all our fans! We call them our Ancient Spell Doom Warriors!!!! ASDW! We thank them for all their Love and Support!!! And we hope you spread the word about Ancient Spell music so we can grow the Warriors!!! Doom on!!! \m/unnamed (1)