September 1st, 2017 will see the eagerly awaited release of the third studio album, titled “Join Hate“, from the French rock band Rescue Rangers. The album was produced by none other than Page Hamilton (Helmet) and will be issued via F200 Records. The band is sharing the new song “Khalil” today, a song that firmly unveils the band’s tight, melodically appealing style. Join Hate is sure to be an out-and-out treat for fans of heavy rock and electrifying song writing. Ballsy, voluminous and best of all stacked with promise, for anyone just discovering the band it’s an ear opener, and for those already in the know, a real statement on just how far they have progressed since day one.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
1. Join Hate
3. Moped Synch
6. Treading Water
8. Vibe Hotel
9. Keep Smiling
10. Broken Faces
12. Join Hate (Reprise)
Wiesbaden, Germany-based 4-piece, The New Roses, are about to return with their brand new album, One More For The Road, set to be released on August 25th via Napalm Records. The 11 song (14 with the special edition with bonus tracks) album is a bluesy ode to melodic rock, one rife with Eighties overtones and southern rock styling. You can check out that style and sound via the band’s brand new Official Video for the song “Every Wild Heart” below.
The band comments: “One More For The Road is 100% New Roses, straight in your face rock’n’roll, no compromises, based on the experiences of the countless shows we played over the last year, dedicated to our great live audience. We can’t wait to play it live on our upcoming tour, because these songs were written for a hot stage, a loud crowd and a kick ass rock’n’roll band!”
Available on CD, LP Gatefold or as Digital Download, you can pre-order ‘One More For The Road‘ right HERE!
In support of their new album, The New Roses will be of course heavily touring this year again! The “One More For The Road” tour, presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, EMP, Metal.de, Tätowier Magazine and Stormbringer, as well as Radio B.O.B. and Star FM, will kick off on September 29th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. You can find all of the band’s upcoming tour dates at this location.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
One More For The Roadtracklist:
1. Quarter To Twelve
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. Forever Never Comes
4. Dancing On A Razor Blade
5. Consider Me Gone
6. Life Ain’t Easy (For A Boy With Long Hair)
7. Every Wild Heart
8. Fight You Leaving Me
9. The Same Moon
10. Piece By Peace Of Mind
11. One More For The Road
12. Do I Look Scared To You [Bonus Track]
13. The Storm [Bonus Track] 14. Nitro Nights [Bonus Track]
Multifaceted avant garde heavy rock unitDead Cross, which features Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Grip INC., ex-Slayer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom) in their ranks, have dropped a new Official Video. The clip is for the track ‘Seizure And Desist‘ which hails from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut due from Ipecac Recordings on August 4th. Joining Lombardo and Patton in Dead Cross are Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer).
The S/T debut was produced by the famed Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura, Red Fang, Deftones) and features a glow-in-the-dark cover (CD/LP) created by Eric Livingston, with vinyl available in a limited edition gold and a clear/red/black swirl. Livingston’s art is also depicted and included throughout this new visualizer. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Grave Slave” and “Seizure And Desist“.
Regarding the “Seizure And Desist” clip, JustinPearson said: “The artist who created our album art, Eric Livingston, came up with this video. As far as I’m concerned, It sums up the current social and political climate of today. For a lot of humanity, this world is a mean motherfucking place. The video captures the severity of the times we live in, as well as a means to communicate beyond basic language using iconic imagery, campy techniques, historical relevance, as well as a glimpse into the future.”
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Dead Cross track list 1. “Seizure and Desist”
3. “Obedience School”
4. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
5. “Divine Filth”
6. “Grave Slave”
7. “The Future Has Been Cancelled”
8. “Gag Reflex”
9. “Church Of The Motherfuckers”
Incredibly unique Grecian rockers Raw In Sect have premiered a brand new Official Video for their track ‘Therion‘. The song comes off the band’s upcoming third album ‘Kitro‘, set to be out this September. The video can be viewed below while the band shares the following about the song itself: “The video is meant to reflect the transformation into Therion, which is to “find inner power in a primitive way getting in touch with your instincts.“
Continuing to share about their blending of traditional Greek music with rock and roll, Raw In Sect‘s members add: “[We seek to] redefine what aggressive/rock music is through a totally different approach than the one that has been known in the music scene.”
“Really though, it’s about doing something new and artistic instead of repeating the same old patterns of established bands in hopes of securing a career in a declining music industry. Changing the language of the lyrics in Greek, recording live, and not setting on the sound of previous records that was somewhat accepted, are among the risks we took willingly in order to express something new and reach wider audiences.“
Raw In Sect is: Kostas Diamandis – Lead Vocals, Guitar Dimitris Alexiou – Drums, Backing Vocals George Ioakeimidis – Guitar, Backing Vocals Ilias Platanitis – Bass, Backing Vocals
Serbian gothic doom/atmospheric death metallers The Father Of Serpentsare set to release their new full-length album Age Of Damnation in a few days. Inspired by the likes of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Moonspell and more, the sextet have a very textured, organically appealing heaviness. You can hear, and visualize it, for yourself via their new music video for “Viral”.
“’Viral’ was the last song we did before recording the album in the studio, just a few days before,” The Father Of Serpents comment. “It was almost done in 15 minutes and it went pretty natural and straightforward. We didn’t have the time to overthought or analyze the song, so the energy of the moment when we were jamming the song is there. It is both groovy, catchy and dark.”
Raleigh, North Carolina’s amazingly hard rockin’ Demon Eyehave announced their new album, ‘Prophecies And Lies’, will be released August 11th via Soulseller Recordson CD, vinyl, and digital formats. The new album was recorded by Mike Dean of Corrosion Of Conformity/Righteous Fool in the band’s hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and displays a strong musical progression with mighty doomened riffs, haunting melodies and head bang-worthy anthems. Demon Eye are bringing vintage heavy darkness for modern times and current day evils. New track “The Waters And The Wild” is streaming below.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
“The Waters And The Wild”
“In The Spider’s Eye”
“Dying For It”
“Power Of One”
“Prophecies And Lies”
Hot on the heels of their recently released and critically acclaimed magnum opus Heartless and fresh off of a US headline tour in support of it, comes this. The genre-defying giants Pallbearer have announced an extensive North American run commencing in late July (supporting Gojira) and then continuing onward as a headline tour from August through September. Support on several of the latter dates will come from Kayo Dot andGost. Check out the full routing below.
Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) and it is out now from Profound Lore Records.
29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
30 – Berkley, CA – UC Theater *
1 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
2 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater *
5 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
6 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage
8 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
10 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factor *
11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall *
12 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s *
13 – Edmonton, AB – Brixx ^
15 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt ^
16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ^
17 – Portland, OR – Bossanova ^
19 – Missoula, MT – Pub Station
20 – Billings, MT – Top Hat Lounge
22 – Regina, SK – Exchange %
23 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will %
24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium %
25 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose %
26 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe %
27 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club %
29 – Detroit, MI – El Club %
30 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace %
31 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey %
1 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles %
2 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB %
5 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall %
6 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery %
7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch
8 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade %
9 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse %
The New Jersey melodic metal collectiveLethal Affection have issued their brand new Official Video for the song ‘Frozen In Time‘. The single appears on the band’s upcoming full-length album “Choose A Side” due out this fall. “Choose A Side” was recorded at Conclave Studios in Manhattan, produced by Corey Pierce of God Forbid, and mixed by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris.
The band was founded five years ago in New Brunswick, N.J. by guitarists Joe Percario and Nick Kashmanian who were then joined by lead vocalist Noah Simon. Soon, the missing piece was added when drummer Cameron Rozell came on board and this high-energy metal outfit was set into motion. Structured with shredding guitar, heavy grooves, and operatic vocals, Lethal Affection have created a powerfully appealing body of work. This new video clip, as well as its Lyric Video predecessor, ‘Taste Of Anarchy‘ (streaming below) do well in establishing the band’s fierce technicality.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Make sure to check out Lethal Affection live. More shows will be announced soon!
8/26: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Ride For Dime)
Southern Louisiana’s even more southerner hard rockersVermilion Whiskey have just offered their latest batch of their finest distilled rock ‘n roll for our consumption. The band’s new Official Lyric Video for their track ‘Come Find Me‘ is fermented and aged with righteous riffery and intoxicating rhythms. With vocals drenched in soulful tones and intensely inflected emotion, the song is a fine representation of that inebriating elixer that is Vermilion Whiskey.
If you are so late to the party that you still have not picked up the band’s blues ‘n boozy collection of tunes on ‘Spirit Of Tradition‘ (out now!) then shame on you. It’s blue collar rock through and through as the fine example above, ‘Come Find Me‘, goes down so smoothly when consumed responsibly.