Brilliant multi-instrumentalist and musical geniusSteven Wilson(Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) has announced details of his upcoming fifth album, ‘To The Bone‘. To herald the release, which is set to be released August 18th, Wilson has shared the new song “Pariah”, available for streaming below. The follow up to 2015’s Hand. Cannot. Erase., To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s first album since signing with Caroline International (Iggy Pop, Underworld, Thurston Moore, Glass Animals).
Steven Wilson will embark on a major 2018 UK tour, including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues – the Royal Albert Hall. U.S. tour plans are also being finalized and further details of both will be made public soon.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
“To The Bone”
“The Same Asylum As Before”
“People Who Eat Darkness”
“Song Of I”
“Song Of Unborn”
One of music’s more bona fide ‘supergroups’, Adrenaline Mob, have announced they’ll soon be releasing a brand new album. That album, ‘We The People‘, will see release through Century Media on June 2nd and consist of thirteen songs. A new Official Video for ‘King Of The Ring‘, featuring singer Russell Allen (Symphony X) and guitarist Mike Orlando, can be seen below. The clip and new record, the follow up to 2014’s Men Of Honor, are the band’s first with new drummer Jordan Cannata and bassist David Zablidowsky (Trans-Siberian Orchestra).
Original Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy left the band in 2013 while his replacement, drummer AJ Pero (Twisted Sister), died in March 2015 of a heart attack.
‘We The People‘ track listing:
01. King Of The Ring
02. We The People
03. The Killer’s Inside
04. Bleeding Hands
05. Chasing Dragons
06. Til The Head Explodes
07. What You’re Made Of
08. Raise ‘Em Up
09. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell
‘We The People‘ will be available for purchase as a special edition CD digi-pak, gatefold 2LP+CD, and on all standard digital and streaming music platforms.
In related news, Adrenaline Mob will embark on a 30-date U.S. tour on June 16 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Support on all dates will come from the Canadian band The Wild. – Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Jun. 16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
Jun. 17 – New York, NY – Marlin Room
Jun. 18 – Haverhill, MA – The Whiskey Barrell
Jun. 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock
Jun. 21 – Rochester, NY – Harmony House
Jun. 22 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Jun. 23 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jun. 25 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Jun. 27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Jun. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Royal Bar
Jun. 29 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem
Jul. 01 – Everett, WA – Tony V Garage
Jul. 03 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Jul. 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Jul. 07 – West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
Jul. 08 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Jul. 09 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
Jul. 11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Jul. 12 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Jul. 14 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
Jul. 15 – Sanford, FL – West End Trading Co.
Jul. 16 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Jul. 17 – Greenacres, FL – Piepers Sports Bar
Jul. 19 – Wilmington, NC – The Throne Theater
Jul. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jul. 21 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
Jul. 22 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
EVOKE THY LORDS Lifestories – CD//DD Solitude Productions – Released April 24th, 2017 Reviewed By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Imagine if you will a band that melds a magical blend of psychedelia with traditional doom vibes, groove-fueled heavy rock and death metal-ish vocals. Oh, and they do it all from Russia with love and lysergic lividity. Well, thanks to Steve Woodier and Frazer Jones, I too have now discovered a band that does all of that and more, Evoke Thy Lords. Their latest offering, the 5-song ‘Lifestories‘, was dropped this week and now here we are experiencing this amazing aural ride for ourselves.
And what a ride it is, my friends! With fuzzened riffs that reverberate for miles, the fantastic trek begins with the stoner-fied rumbles of ‘Regressed‘. A hypnotic rhythmic pattern keeps you anchored in place while periodic flutes and trippy effect-laden vocals swirl about. The doom is undoubtedly doubled down upon with a southern slant on the superb ‘Still Old‘ and its follow-up, ‘Life Is A Trick‘. The latter’s music evoking a classic Trouble feel for the most part and takes on a much different approach vocally compared to the other cuts. With ‘Heavy Weather‘ comes a palpably more gloomy, somber tone as it encircles you with trance-inducing rhythms and minimalist drums at first. It all soon gives away to some increased tempos that eventually yield themselves to some hazy, ethereally enhanced music. I cannot help but have comparative memories of Cathedral’s ‘Forest Of Equilibrium‘ during this song and times during others as well. At nearly twelve minutes in length, it covers a lot of territory and contains some interesting tones or effects, like the springy or “boingy” sounding licks around the 8:15 mark. Things end with the scorching delivery of the last song ‘Stuff It‘, an uptempo, heavy hitter containing some killer guitar work. Yep, what is stuffed is opiate-like riffs drenching the cut, more airy flutes, and some true to form, tight knit drumming.
So, to summarize, Evoke Thy Lords‘ Lifestories tells a tale of unique woe but woe with a lot of go and energy really. Tagged with being Stoner Doom is really quite fitting and to be sure, the band has a rather unique sound and style of their own going on. If you’re open to hearing something different then by all means, perform your very own evocation via the Bandcamp embed below.
The Seattle-based modern metal band Demon Hunter have just released their latest album, ‘Outlive‘, via Solid State Records. The powerful new record, the band’s eighth in all, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. The band issued ‘Outlive‘ in several different formats including CD, double vinyl album and a beautiful box set as well. The box set includes two bonus tracks, a behind-the-scenes DVD, photo cards, booklet, poster, bandana, a ring, and more. It is housed in a drawer-style box with metallic gold detail and is a true collector piece.
‘Outlive‘ was produced and engineered by band guitarist Jeremiah Scott (The Showdown, Living Sacrifice) with additional production by the group’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle. The new effort was mixed by Chris ‘Zeuss‘ Harris (Hatebreed, Witherscape, Queensrÿche).
Demon Hunter will make a rare live festival performance this summer, appearing at Chicago Open Air, which takes place July 14-16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. The band is scheduled to perform on Sunday, July 16.
“Outlive” track listing:
01. Trying Times
02. Jesus Wept
03. Cold Winter Sun
04. Died In My Sleep
05. Half As Dead
06. Cold Blood
07. One Step Behind
08. Raining Down
09. The End
10. One Less
12. Slight The Odds
One of Sweden’s most popular power metal bands, Dream Evil, has returned after a seven year hiatus with several new offerings. They begin first with the news of their long-awaited new studio album, ‘Six‘, which will be released on May 26th via Century Media Records. The new album was recorded and produced by guitarist Fredrik Nordström, or as he is known in Dream Evil, “Ritchie Rainbow“.
Along with this most welcome news also comes both a new official video from Dream Evil, interestingly enough, titled ‘Dream Evil‘ and an album announcement trailer. You can see both streaming below while pre-orders for ‘Six‘ are available here. Continue reading…
One of the most popular acts in progressive doom, Anathema, have revealed that they’ll be releasing their eleventh studio album. ‘The Optimist‘, on June 9th via Kscope. The band, led by brothers Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh, alongside drummer John Douglas, singer Lee Douglas, bassist Jamie Cavanagh and drummer/keyboardist Daniel Cardoso, began recording The Optimist in the winter of 2016. It was recorded at Attica Audio in Donegal, Ireland and then finished at Castle Of Doom studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan at the helm then mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.