Since forming in 2013 UK label Blackbow Records has continued to release music created and appreciated by those who worship tone and riffs. Now in 2021 they are set to continue this trend with a new split LP of pure heaviness from Belfast based, sludge-juggernauts Slomatics alongside the blistering and crushing sounds of Ungraven. With 3 new tracks from each band the split is set for release on 5th March.Continue reading UNGRAVEN & SLOMATICS ANNOUNCE NEW SPLIT EP
New Jersey’s Doom Metal act DRIFT INTO BLACK has just completed their first full length album entitled “Dead Suns Under the Forever Moon” to be released October 12th on Digipak CD as well as all streaming services.
“This is a concept album about absolute cold revenge by being used as the devil’s puppet” Craig Rossi says. “How much revenge is too much? Do two wrongs make a right? When all of that rage, adrenaline is gone and there’s nothing left, can you feel normal again? Was it all worth it?”.
The first single “Death From Above” can be heard below accompanied with a lyric video. The track can also be downloaded from the band’s Band Camp page (link below)
“Separate Ways”…HighWay’s new video takes you into a theatrical Gospel Hard-Bluesy trip. Join the dance! Taken from their new explosive album titled “IV” available worldwide.
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.
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.