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River Black stream second new song of debut album


RIVER BLACK are revealing the second heavy track taken from their self-titled debut album. ‘River Black’ has been scheduled for release on July 7th.

The American modern metal pioneers in the wake of BURNED BY THE SUN are now premering the song “#Victim”

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Drummer Dave Witte comments on behalf of RIVER BLACK: “This one came together very quickly at the end of the writing sessions for our debut album. Actually, the whole beginning has been sitting around since 2008. We never had anything that made sense to go along with it and it just happened this time. Lyrically, it’s a kick in the pants to the unmotivated and a rallying cry for the malcontent.”

Vocalist Mike Olender adds: “This song was inspired by some individuals, who latch on to the misfortune of others and try to claim it as their own; vicarious victims, who are so addicted to drama and self-loathing that they gravitate towards any tragedy and make it a part of their identity, hence the hashtag. This first-world problem is the height of privilege and it speaks to a larger problem of intentional victimhood in American society, where too often we pre-empt problems that are not ours with solutions we don’t need; solutions which are rooted in a corrupt health care system more committed to profitable treatments than good health or personal growth.”

RIVER BLACK have previously revealed artwork and track-list of their debut full-length, which can both be viewed below.

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1. Jaws
2. Honor
3. Low
4. Shipwreck
5. River Black
6. South by South
7. Boat
8. Move
9. #Victim
10. Haunt
11. Sink
12. Everywhere

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ONI Unleashes New Music Video for “The Only Cure”, Featuring LAMB OF GOD’s Randy Blythe


Art by Brent Elliot White (Megadeth, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy)
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New Album Ironshore Out Now | Order via www.metalblade.com/oni

 

2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album Ironshore, toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children Of Bodom, tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God – and last but not least – introduced the heavy metal world to the wonders of “Xylosynth”.
 
After capping the year with Top 10 “Album of the Year” nods from the likes of Metal Injection, Metal Insider and others, ONI is returning with a brand new music video for one of their most ferocious, groovy tracks, “The Only Cure”, featuring guest vocals from none other than Randy Blythe himself. The music video, directed and edited by Abraham Roofeh, doubles as a petrifying, serial killer-themed horror film – rapidly cutting to scenes of ONI and Blythe setting the soundtrack.
 
Watch “The Only Cure” now, exclusively via Billboard. While there, read exclusive commentary about the video from ONI frontman Jake Oni: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7655367/oni-video-premiere-the-only-cure-featuring-lamb-of-god-randy-blythe
 
Jake Oni tells Billboard, “[“The Only Cure”] is one of the stronger songs on the album. It’s a good representation of our current sound and where we will be going.”
 
Guest vocalist Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God adds, “What a super creepy video! Horror fans will love it – the production is Hollywood film-quality. It looks like something out of a SAW or Hostel movie. I had a lot of fun with the ONI guys recording this track, and it’s cool to see the music set to such dramatic scenery. Nightmares…”
 
Ironshore, which hit stores in November 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, can be ordered now via www.metalblade.com/oni and/or streamed via Spotify. Ironshore was produced by Josh Wilbur, primarily recognized for his work with top metal artists Lamb Of God and Gojira.
 
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI‘s sound can be compared to the genre’s heavy hitters – The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me – yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on Ironshore. Watch the superhuman Xylosynth playthrough for the track “Barn Burner”
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Groupie High School sono una band proveniente da Oulu che propone una aggressiva miscela di hard rock, sleaze e funky.


Groupie High School sono una band proveniente da Oulu che propone una aggressiva miscela di hard rock, sleaze e funky.

Attivo da più di 6 anni, il gruppo ha suonato oltre 150 concerti in tutta la Finlandia, nei Paesi Baltici e nel resto della Scandinavia, arrivando a registrare l’album di debutto nel 2014, supportato con un Tour di apertura per i quotati Santa Cruz.

L’album “High-Class Addiction”, con i video musicali di “Eyes Like The Ocean Sky”, “Half-Price Murder, Double-Price Coke” e “Lovers In The Dreamland”, ha avuto in patria un buon successo, ed ora la formazione è pronta a lanciare il nuovo EP “…Ladies & Gentlemen”, atteso per la vigilia di Natale e già anticipato dal clip di “Liquid Lunch”.

“Liquid Lunch è un puro rock anthem che mostra a tutti chi sono i Groupie High School. Abbiamo filmato il video durante un public party che abbiamo organizzato per amici e fans”, ha dichiarato il chitarrista Matt Nitro.

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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)

DARK ART CONSPIRACY – vol.1


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