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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.
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Nick Oliveri (QOTSA, Kyuss) announces ‘N.O. Hits At All, Vol. 3’ Album with Hole, Kyuss, Saint Vitus members


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Former Queens of the Stone AgeKyuss and Dwarves member Nick Oliveri announces the forthcoming collaborative album ‘N.O. Hits At All, Vol. 3′ via Heavy Psych Sounds label. Oliveri is joined by several members of his former bands, as well as Melissa Auf Der Mar (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), Wino (Saint Vitus) and more. See track list below.

“This record is volume 3 of a series of compilations in which I recorded the vocals,” Oliveri says.”Bands that I like and bands that like my singing voice enough to have asked me to ‘guest vocal’ on a song for their records. Some of these have been released and some have not, until now. I have sung and/or recorded bass on 50+ releases of bands I love and had the great honor to work with — DWARVES * MONDO GENERATOR * SVETLANAS * Q.O.T.S.A. * KYUSS * BL’AST * BLOODCLOT * MASTERS OF REALITY * VISTA CHINO * MARK LANEGAN BAND * TURBONEGRO * DEATH ACOUSTIC * THE UNCONTROLLABLE — to name a few.

“The good folks at Heavy Psych Sounds Records are releasing the series called N.O. Hits At All. Now for the first time, all these songs and bands I’ve recorded with over the past 25 years are together and available to you to trip out on. So get your head right and put this record on and play it loud. Stay tuned for Volume Four (coming soon).”

Oliveri’s new band Bloodclot debuts on Metal Blade in March. First gig is Dec 17 at Regent Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The band fatures John Joseph (Cro-Mags) , Todd Youth (Murphy’s LawDanzig) , Joey Castillo (QOTSATrash TalkBL’AST!), and Mister Nick Oliveri!

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Kaipa launch lyric video for ‘Children of the Sounds’ title track


Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, recently announced the release of their new studio album ‘Children of the Sounds’ for 22nd September 2017. Now they are pleased to reveal a lyric video for the album’s title track which you can see here:

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HAUTAJAISYÖ Released a second single from their upcoming album “Matkalla Kohti Hautaan”.


Messenger of Finnish melancholy and sorrow Hautajaisyö (Funeral Night) released a new single today July 19th 2017 via Inverse Records. This is the second single from the upcoming second album. New single is called ”Vain Tuhkasi Sinusta Muistuttaa” (only your ashes reminds of you) and it tells a sad story of a final goodbye. It’s one of the saddest songs from the band, but still keeps the band’s rough touch. Beautiful melodic guitars mixed with low growling vocalist gives this song a unique atmosphere. This song has been a hit in live shows and there have been many tears in the audience. Continue reading HAUTAJAISYÖ Released a second single from their upcoming album “Matkalla Kohti Hautaan”.

MONOLORD share title track from forthcoming album ‘Rust’ (RidingEasy Records)


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Monolord announces their new album Rust today with the streaming release of the title track, along with artwork and track listing. Here’s all the info you should need to share the news.

The song, “Rust” features John Gamino (Mondo Drag) on keyboards and Trevor Church (Beastmaker) playing a guitar solo at the end of the tune.
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Artist: Monolord
Album: Rust
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: September 29th, 2017
Tracklist:
01. Where Death Meets The Sea
02. Dear Lucifer
03. Rust
04. Wormland
05.Forgotten Lands
06. At Niceae
Monolord is a rare breed: A band both encompassing and transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. Their thunderous, tuneful heft has built a rabid international fanbase in short order since their 2014 debut. But Rust, the band’s third full length, truly exemplifies why some refer to them as the Nirvana of doom.
Monolord’s enveloping, syrupy sludge is a vibe, it’s a state of mind. Not riffs for riffs sake, but a collective buzzing, rattling and rumbling that’s more total environment than collection of songs. Together, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems and bassist Mika Häkki create a massive, dynamic sound with ultra-low frequencies serving as its fourth member.
We’ve always been inspired by great band musicians – as opposed to technical solo peacocks,” Willems says. “Because that force of a band really playing together as one single unit is incomparable. At its best, it’s just unstoppable.” And, Monolord is truly unstoppable, on record and on stage. “A heavy groove that contains both bombastic overkill and a lot of dynamics is what we always aim for in Monolord; in playing, in song writing and arranging, in recording,” Willems says.
Album opener “Where Death Meets the Sea” perfectly exemplifies their mastery of dynamics and hooks with a driving, infectious buzzsaw riff that lesser bands would ride off into the sunset, but Monolord uses subtly to spur the song’s skull rattling rhythmic core ever onward. Jäger’s watery vocals glide over ominously building verses that erupt with the song’s insistent refrain. Being such a tight rhythmic unit, it sounds almost like an early ZZ Top record played at half speed. “Dear Lucifer” squeals and hums with slow deliberation as Willems summons Dale Crover pummel with chasm like low-tuned toms and syncopated cymbal crashes. The album’s title track is also its centerpiece, opening with a dramatic, shimmering Hammond organ intro as Jäger sings, “you are the reason that I lied/ You are the reason that I cried/ Please don’t wait until tomorrow/ There’s only pain, hate, grief and sorrow.” Suddenly, the band kicks in with a bellowing line downtuned to B that nosedives down the guitar neck as the drums hammer down for the kill. Elsewhere, tastefully understated guitar harmonies elevate the behemoth churn of “Wormland” and apocalyptic album closer “At Niceae” simmers in a slow build of rumbling guitars and rolling drum triplets.
Monolord formed in 2013, quickly recording their 2xLP debut Empress Rising, which RidingEasy Records released in April 1st, 2014. The second album, Vænir, followed April 28th, 2015. The 2-song Lord of Suffering / Die in Haze EP was issued in late 2016 amid the band’s relentless touring schedule in order to tide fans over until the next full length. Vænir landed on countless Album of the Year lists in 2015, and Rust is poised to open an entirely new range of possibilities for Monolord.
Rust will be available on LP, CD and download on September 29th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available at RidingEasy and Bandcamp.
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SILVERSTEIN Stream New Song ‘WHIPLASH’


-NEW ALBUM ‘DEAD REFLECTION’ OUT 14TH JULY 2017 VIA RISE RECORDS
-UK TOUR FOR THIS WINTER WITH SUPPORT FROM HAIL THE SUN

Ontario,  Canada’s  post-hardcore  heavyweights, Silverstein have released a new song ‘Whiplash’ which is taken from recently announced new full length, Dead Reflection, due out July 14th via Rise Records. As well as announcing support for their upcoming UK tour from Hail The Sun.

Dead Reflection is Silverstein’s eighth full length,  a  feat  reached  by  very  few  bands,  especially  within  the  heavy  music world where youthful  fire and aggression  is often finite. Silverstein,  however, have  always  been  an  outlier,  and Dead  Reflection proves  that  the  band  still has plenty  of  fight left. The band  pushed themselves harder than ever  before resulting  in  an  album  the  takes  all  of Silverstein’s  strengths–pummeling  riffs, explosive  dynamic  shifts,  and  hugely  anthemic  choruses — and  ramps  up  the intensity,  demonstrating  exactly  why Silverstein remain  at  the  top  of  their game over 17 years into their career.

Silverstein have always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid  to grow, however, the evolution from Ontario basement  shows to touring the world over and selling over a million records hasn’t  always  been  easy. Dead  Reflection finds Silverstein once  again fuelled by the darkest of times. After finishing a gruelling touring cycle in support of 2015’s I Am Alive In Everything I  Touch, vocalist Shane Told found himself at his  lowest  point. Told related, “I was not in a good place a  year ago. This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back”.

The band are no strangers to utilising the hardest parts of life to power their creativity and Dead Reflection is undeniably as harrowing as it is cathartic, but for Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.

You can see Silverstein with support from Hail The Sun at the following date this winter:

Friday 8th December Southampton @ Talking Heads

Saturday 9th December  Brighton @ The Haunt

Sunday 10th December  Cardiff @ The Globe

Tuesday 12th December Glasgow @ G2

Wednesday 13th December  Newcastle @ Think Tank

Thursday 14th December  Manchester @ Sound Control

Friday 15th December  Huddersfield @ The Parish

Saturday 16th December  London @ Garage

Dead Reflection is available for preorder now.

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Dead Reflection is due out July 14th via Rise Records

Dead Reflection track list:

1. Last Looks

2. Retrograde

3. Lost Positives

4. Ghost

5. Aquamarine

6. Mirror Box

7. Demons

8. The Afterglow

9. Cut and Run

10. Secret’s Safe

11. Whiplash

12. Wake Up

Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of eight full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.

Silverstein is Shane Told (vocals), Paul Koehler (drums), Josh Bradford (guitar), Billy Hamilton (bass) and Paul-Marc Rousseau (guitar).

For Updates, Please Visit:

http://riserecords.com

http://www.silversteinmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/silversteinmusic

http://instagram.com/silverstein

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