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Detritus #675: W.A.S.P., Blackmore’s Night, St. Elmo’s Fire

Detritus
Issue #675
Week of July 6, 2015
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-Quickie this week. Work is kicking my ass but good these days. – Tim

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-W.A.S.P. Signs To Napalm Records

[This is a little old, but I just found it. 🙂 – Tim]

Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. will release their 15th studio album titled GOLGOTHA this August.

“W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records. We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career. We’re looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album GOLGOTHA,” states W.A.S.P. front man Blackie Lawless.

Vice President of Napalm Records Thomas Caser on W.A.S.P. joining Napalm Records:
“It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true. With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential Metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album GOLGOTHA which will be released this summer!”

W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over three decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. GOLGOTHA will continue down the path that 2007’s DOMINATOR and 2009’s BABYLON started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, GOLGOTHA will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!

W.A.S.P.
http://www.waspnation.com/
http://www.facebook.com/W.A.S.P.Nation

Napalm Records
http://www.napalmrecords.com/

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-Blackmore’s Night: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS Out September 18

http://www.blackmoresnight.com/

Blackmore’s Night
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
Frontiers Music

On September 18, 2015, Frontiers Music SRL will release ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, the tenth studio album from Blackmore’s Night, the world’s number one Renaissance act and one of the most popular folk-rock bands in the world.

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS will be released in the United States on a variety of formats: CD, CD/DVD, and Digital versions on September 18 and in LP and Box Set configurations on October 16. Please note these are US release dates.

Pre-orders for the CD, CD/DVD and Digital versions are available on Amazon.com at http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightAmazon and the Digital version on iTunes/Apple Music at http://radi.al/BlackmoresNightiTunes .

DETAILS:
* CD/DVD Deluxe edition includes the full album plus a DVD with music videos for “All Our Yesterdays” and “Will O’ The Wisp,” plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the new album
* 2LP vinyl edition with a gatefold sleeve
* Box Set Limited Collector’s edition includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, T-shirt (L size ONLY), poster, lithograph

Blackmore’s Night vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Candice Night says, “There’s a theme to ALL OUR YESTERDAYS’ chosen songs that focuses on the attitude of living in the present, and looking toward the future, because we are, indeed, enriched by our past. My main theme and inspiration has always been nature and folklore from around the world.”

Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore’s lives and creative journeys have taken them through different characters and songs from a variety of times in history. That is part of the attitude in the song “Where Are We Going from Here,” about a traveling minstrel’s journey through life and age.

The title track (and also the first single and video), “All Our Yesterdays,” echoes the sounds of Candice’s Russian roots, while a new song written by Germany’s George Hesse is an old-style, fiddle-driven instrumental with the Welsh title “Allan yn y Fan” (meaning “Out There”). Ritchie’s heritage includes family from Wales.

The album also includes stunning instrumentals: the acoustic guitar piece, “Queen’s Lament,” and the dramatic “The Darker Shade Of Black” that spotlights violin and guitar.

Elsewhere on the recording, “Earth Wind And Sky” is a delicate ode to nature. “The Other Side,” a latter-day folk dance joins two jigs that Candice sings: “Coming Home” and the supernatural-themed, “Will O’ The Wisp.”

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS gets further inspiration from Candace and Ritchie’s home town, where they take part in community folk nights during which the neighbors share guitars and songs, and sing melodies that have come from a variety of times in their own history. That’s how they fell in love with songs of various radio formats of years gone by. The album includes the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long Long Time” (penned by Gary White); the Mike Oldfield song, “Moonlight Shadow;” and an inspiring Maypole Dance treatment of Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”

Blackmore’s Night is a true musical and spiritual collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The two met in 1989 when Deep Purple challenged Candice’s then radio station to a charity soccer match. In 1993 she sang on Rainbow’s DIFFICULT TO CURE tour. They co-wrote four songs for Rainbow’s STRANGER IN US ALL and in 1997 they formed Blackmore’s Night; they continue to play Faire Festivals all over the world.

Blackmore’s Night, The Band:

Ritchie Blackmore – electric/acoustic guitars, mandola, hurdy gurdy, nickelharpe
Candice Night – vocals, chanter, cornamuse, shawms, rauschpfeife
Bard David of Larchmont – keyboards
Earl Grey of Chimay – bass and rhythm guitar
Lady Lynn – harmony vocals, shawm, flute, recorder
Troubadour of Aberdeen – drums

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
July 3: Theater am Marientor, Duisburg, Germany
July 5: Festhalle, ZweibrĂĽcken, Germany
July 8: L’Olympia, Paris, France
July 11: Rhein-Main Theater, Niedernhausen, Germany
July 14: Pivovarská zahrada, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
July 16: Schloss Eyrichshof, Ebern, Germany
July 18: Thiepval Areal, TĂĽbingen, Germany
July 25: Neue Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany
July 27: Prinzregenttheater, MĂĽnchen, Germany

For additional information please visit:
http://www.frontiers.it/
http://www.blackmoresnight.com/
http://www.candicenight.com/
http://www.facebook.com/candicenightofficial
http://twitter.com/TruCandiceNight

And please visit Blackmore’s-Night-Official-Site on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/blackmoresnightofficial

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-The Rods, Broken Teeth, Ostrogoth, Immortal Guardian, And Others Featured On New Free Compilation

Online Metal Promo and Breath Fresher webzine (Japan) have partnered to offer HELLO TOKYO… OMP… RE-ARMED AND READY… VOLUME II a free digital download music compilation featuring a mix of 30 current, unreleased, and demo original songs from established and up-and-coming bands from the United States, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and Singapore.

Bands and tracks featured on the compilation include:

1. The Rods – “Power Lover”
2. Broken Teeth – “Raining Fire”
3. Ostrogoth – “Clouds”
4. Canedy – “My Life, My Way”
5. Maxxxwell Carlisle – “Like Hell” (Loudness cover) *
6. Corners Of Sanctuary – “Wrecking Ball” *
7. Zephaniah – “Antietam”
8. Vänlade – “Frozen For All Time” *
9. Diamond Lane – “Cheating Death”
10. Gundriver – “What’s Inside”
11. Kara And The Dam Band – “One Day, One Night”
12. Lords Of The Trident – “Winds Of The Storm”
13. Witchcross – “Curse Of The Werewolf”
14. DH Project – “A Dying Dream”
15. Ravensthorn – “Bloodthirst Of Dracula”
16. Azrael’s Bane – “Diary Of A Madman” (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
17. Immortal Guardian – “Immortal” (feat. Roy Z)
18. Chamber Sixx – “Dancing Dead”
19. Blood Of VanGogh – “Thin Line”
20. Salem’s Lott – “S.S. (Sonic Shock)”
21. Swirl – “Rise Up”
22. Desecrate – “Blackened Skies” *
23. Strangelet – “Tainted”
24. Decypher – “Cauterize & Overcome”
25. Delta Rose – “Golden Umbrella”
26. Hasta La Muerte – “Pour Anotha Shot”
27. Hessler – “King Of Sting” *
28. Sorizon – “Slumber Into Death”
29. Omnislash – “Call To Arms”
30. The Black Monolith – “Power Of Destruction”

* = Unreleased

Download the free songs, compilation artwork and track listing at the following location:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qfnp09ckcw8hwtb/AAAC6SKUbuED_nQgZrqsRlmva?dl=0

Breath Fresher webzine (Japan) official website
http://www.breath-fresher.com/

Online Metal Promo

From The Underground to Above Ground

http://www.onlinemetalpromo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/onlinemetalpromo

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-Nightmare: Lineup Changes & New Plans!

Vocalist Jo and his brother David Amore (drums) have just left French heavy metal pioneers Nightmare. Therefore, the remaining members Yves Campion (bass), Franck Milleliri (guitar), and Matt Asselberghs (guitar) decided to change plans and not continue to work on the band’s planned project of re-recording songs from their first two albums. Instead, Nightmare will search for new members to replace Jo and David, to start working on a studio album will all brand new material (to be released in the second half of 2016) soon.

See the full statement here:

“It’s with deep sadness that we have to announce the departure from the band of Jo and David… We respect their choice and wish them all the best in their current and future musical adventures. We will never forget what we have accomplished together starting in the early ’80s, and it will remain forever engraved in our hearts and memories… The answer to the question that everyone asks: ‘Did the band split?’ is: NO, the band is still alive!!! We are well aware of the huge challenge that we have to face now, and there will inevitably be a change of identity… Naturally, the re-recording of the first two albums originally planned to be released early 2016, without Jo and David has no meaning and no interest at all anymore, and we are forced to stop this project!

“We are very sorry and we send our apologies to all the fans who wanted to see us live in Belgium at the Kraken Fest on November 7th, 2015. (a big thank to you Nadia!)… and we promise that we will return in Belgium in 2016! We want to thank our record company for their huge support in these difficult moments, and all the fans who support us and who want this adventure to continue… The new album is still expected for the second half of 2016 and we will give you more news very soon… Stay connected!

“Nightmare (Franck, Matt & Yves)”

http://www.nightmare-metal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/NIGHTMAREofficial

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-Pure Steel Promotions Update

[Note: This compiles info from various press releases. – Tim]

Diabol Boruta Signed A Worldwide Deal With Pure Steel Publishing

The Folk Metal Band Diabol Boruta from Rzeszow (Poland), has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Publishing. The second album STARE GLEDZBY will be released on September 25, 2015 by Pure Steel Publishing. More news coming soon.

Lineup:
Pawel Rudobrody (ex-Misteria) – vocals, bass
Mirek “Miras” Mamczur (ex-Misteria) – guitars, flute, back vocals
Michal “Gilas” Wyrwa (ex-Pyrophobia) – guitars
Dawid “Dejvid” Warchol (Runopatia) – keyboards
Michal “Balon” Balogh (Jesus Chrisler Suicide, Rockaway) – drums

https://www.facebook.com/diabolboruta
http://www.lastfm.de/music/Diabo%C5%82+Boruta

Zandelle – The first Of Three Videos “Unending Fortitude” Released!

The US-American Power Metal band Zandelle have released the first of three videos, “Unending Fortitude,” off their album PERSEVERANCE. The album will be out on July 24, 2015 through Pure Steel Records.

Lineup:
George Tsalikis – vocals
Josh Tuckman – keyboard, back vocals
Joe Cardillo – drums, back vocals
T.W.Durfy – guitar, back vocals
James Corallo – bass

http://www.zandelle.net/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zandelle/180777448619659
http://www.myspace.com/zandelle

As Darkness Dies’ Promotional Video For The Album LIFE INCOMPLETE Released!

The US metal band As Darkness Dies has released a new video for LIFE INCOMPLETE.

“A year and half ago we started a project that would become a part of our very being. Eleven days of recording and guidance from an icon and friend, Michael Vescera, months of production time and we are finally seeing our passion become a reality. As we get closer to the finish line we wanted to share with you some clips of our journey thus far. This is an album that we are infinitely proud of and we thank you for sharing in this amazing endeavor.”

Lineup:
Martin O’Brien – vocals
Paul Coleman – guitars
Scott Williams – guitars
Andrew Purchia – bass
Harry Blackwell – drums/percussion

http://www.AsDarknessDies.com/

First Information About The New Album By Rizon

Rizon (with new band members) has recorded in the Ring-Studios their new album. Jacob Hansen (Doro, Amaranthe, Volbeat, Epica, Delain, Pretty Maids, and Primal Fear) will be in September mixing and mastering the upcoming Rizon album. The band is proud to work with Jacob!

Lineup 2015:
Vocals – Matthias Götz
Vocals – Rahel Fischer
Guitars – Christian Götz
Guitars – Reto Hähnel
Bass – Maik Kindermann
Drums – Tom Lindegger
Keyboards – Marco KĂĽderli

http://www.rizon.ch/
http://www.facebook.com/rizonrock
http://www.myspace.com/rizonrock
http://www.lastfm.de/music/Rizon

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-Now Available From Heaven And Hell Records

Hexenhammer – UNDERGROUND

For years since Hexenhammer’s disappearance in 1991, fans and collectors alike have spoken of the band as if some obscure myth. Now after years of searching Heaven And Hell Records has finally found them and will soon release the Hexenhammer recordings for the first time ever on CD. All tracks have been re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios from the best source material available, including the UNDERGROUND full-length, and some bonus tracks. The CD also includes never-before-seen photos, lyrics, and cover art by Steven Cobb.

These recordings are rare treasures of US metal that have finally been restored and presented to the Hexenhammer fans. They are limited to ONLY 500 so don’t hesitate and get your copy soon before they are all gone.

Track List:

1. Fear
2. Hatred Within
3. I’m Alive
4. Princess Of The Grave
5. Invasion (The Victors And The Vanquished)
6. Dominate
7. The Untouchables
8. Cryptographik
9. Witching Hour

Click here to order your copy now
https://heavenandhellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/underground

Killer Khan – KILL DEVIL HILLS

After eight years of seeking out the band and the man known as Killer Khan (a.k.a. Killian Khan) Heaven And Hell Records have located him tucked away deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina. There he has been for more than a decade, quietly waiting for the right time to resurface onto the underground scene.

Little is known about this mysterious band that in the mid-’90s emerged on to the scene under the name Holy Moses and released two self-released albums LATITUDE ZERO (’95) and ROCK N’ ROLL FOREVER (’96) before changing their name to Killer Khan. They would go on to release the third album KILL DEVIL HILLS in 1999 and re-release ROCK N’ ROLL FOREVER in 2001 under the new moniker. Throughout this time the band received a fair amount of attention worldwide in the press with several positive reviews and extensive interviews in such magazines as Germany’s That’s Metal and Japan’s Burnn!, among others.

“A weird sound, a great sound, something like old Savatage crossed with Cathedral with a bunch of weirdo indie moves. It’s so cool that metal freaks like this exist and just crank the stuff” – Martin Popoff (BW&BK)

Now H&H Records has reissued the Killer Khan debut KILL DEVIL HILLS with new artwork and bonus tracks, and will be re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios. This CD release is limited to 500, so don’t wait and get your copy NOW.

Track List:

1. Computer Icon
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. Kill Devil Hills
4. Wicked Chimes Of The Southern Bells
5. Supersonic Masquerade
6. Evilution
7. The Alamo
8. Metal Death Star
9. Mt. Olympus

Bonus Tracks
11. Abomination
12. Aceman (part II)

Click here to order your copy now
https://heavenandhellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kill-devil-hills

Dogbane – WHEN KARMA COMES CALLING

North Carolina’s traditional metallers Dogbane return with their long-awaited second album. The band continues in the direction of classic NWOBHM styling with hints of doom-ish vibes. The groundwork was laid with the debut, and now Dogbane have stepped it up a notch with nine tracks of traditional heavy metal goodness.

For fans of: Trouble, Witchfinder General, Manilla Road, Pentagram, Brocas Helm, and NWOBHM.

Track List:

1. Warlord
2. Dogbane
3. When Karma Comes Calling
4. Deceiver
5. Calm Before The Swarm
6. Devil By The Horns
7. Apocynaceae
8. Free Spirit
9. Sands Of Time

Click here to order your copy now
https://heavenandhellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/when-karma-comes-calling

For More Information on this and other releases, visit:
http://www.heavenandhellrecords.com/

Or Visit us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/heavenandhellrecords

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-St. Elmo’s Fire: Cover, Track List, And Release Date

The release date of the St. Elmo’s Fire album ST. ELMO’S FIRE is August 7, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on July 24, in the Pure Steel webshop, http://www.puresteel-shop.com/ .

In the course of the “Heavy Metal Classics” series Karthago Records is going to reprint the whole back catalogue of the Californians St. Elmo’s Fire. As usual limited to 1,000 copies and provided with a certificate, the four studio albums will be re-released on CD during August. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Jeff Jones, the melodic US Metal quartet earned a good reputation in the club scene of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After they played shows with superstars like Mötley CrĂĽe, Y&T, and Nazareth, and recruited Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, they released their self-titled debut back in 1986 through the French label Dream Records.

Traditional US Metal with powerful, poignant melodies is driven by the magic voice of Zane Lazar. Multi-faceted, often singing more high-pitched he refines the strong tracks with his sublime vocals. Straight rockers like “Too Bad” and “Inside The Hunter” are placed next to ballads like “More Than The Air.” As a bonus the reissue (release date: August 7th) is provided with a demo version from 1980 (“Don’t Drop It”) as well as alternative versions of the albums tracks “More Than The Air,” “Too Bad,” “Innocent,” and “Real Life.”

A pleasure for connoisseurs of American Steel!

Track List:
1. Fade To Black
2. Into The Night
3. Don’t Drop It
4. More Than the Air
5. Too Bad
6. Breaking out
7. Real Life (How Does It Feel)
8. Inside Of The Hunter
9. Innocent
10. Don’t Drop It (Bonus track)
11. More Than The Air (Bonus track)
12. Too Bad (Bonus track)
13. Innocent (Bonus track
14. Real Life (Bonus track)
Total Playing Time: 59:19

Lineup:
Jeff Jones – guitars
Zane Lazar – vocals
Kris Gustofson – drums
Simon Evans – bass

http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Elmos-Fire/108936655798563
http://www.myspace.com/stelmosfire2007

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-Australian Thrashers Harlott Sign To Metal Blade!

New Album PROLIFERATION To Be Released In September!

Landing Page With First Single/Video, Front Art, And Pre-Order Live Now! European Tour With Annihilator Confirmed!

It’s with full joy that Metal Blade is announcing the signing of Australian Thrash Metallers Harlott!

Forged in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Harlott are the finest example of the Thrash metal genre in recent years. Taking their influence from the ’80s Bay Area Thrash scene, and blending it with the Teutonic melody and grit, they focus on high energy, up tempo music with lyrical influence from war, religion, chaos, and the human condition. Unrivaled live concerts, an aggressive recognizable sound, clinical musicianship, and a classic “Aussie” sense of humor have earned Harlott a strong and dedicated fan base, which continues to grow day to day.

Harlott’s debut release ORIGIN blew audiences away with its unrelenting speed, ferocious sound, and hook-driven riffs, and did much to solidify Harlott as an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with. The four-piece thrash outfit followed with a national tour, a string of Australian Heavy Metal Festival performances, and a handful of support positions, including Germany’s Accept and Megadeth’s very own Dave Ellefson.

Their follow-up release PROLIFERATION only proves that the band means business, and could not only match their own fury, but even surpass it.

Check out the first single “Denature” at http://www.metalblade.com/harlott . Make also sure to check out the pre-order section where you can order PROLIFERATION as a Digi-CD or on vinyl!

Comments the band: “Harlott are extremely excited to be signing on with Metal Blade for the Worldwide release of PROLIFERATION. Metal Blade have worked with some of the most important and influential Heavy Metal bands of all time, and we feel absolutely privileged to have the opportunity of engaging with such dedicated persons from a record company that has been so vital to the history of our music.”

PROLIFERATION track listing:
1. Proliferation
2. Denature
3. Systematic Reduction
4. Restless
5. The Fading Light
6. Lord Of War
7. Civil Unrest
8. Hellbent
9. Bloodlust
10. Cross Contamination
11. Legion
12. Means To An End

Harlott are hungry for the World, and in October 2015, they will be dominating Europe with Canada’s Annihilator, the first step in what is to be a long and grueling career in total devastation!

Annihilator
+ Harlott
+ Archer
30/09/15 UK – Birmingham – O2 Academy
01/10/15 IE – Dublin – Button Factory
02/10/15 UK – Glasgow – O2 ABC2
03/10/15 UK – Sheffield – O2 Academy
04/10/15 UK – London – O2 Academy Islington
06/10/15 FR – Paris – Divan du Monde
08/10/15 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/10/15 PT – Porto – Hard Club
10/10/15 ES – Madrid – But
11/10/15 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
13/10/15 CH – Pratteln – Z7
14/10/15 IT – Brescia – Circolo Colony
15/10/15 SI – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
16/10/15 SR – Belgrade – Dom Omladine
17/10/15 RO – Bucharest – Maximum Rock Festival
19/10/15 HU – Budapest – A38
20/10/15 AT – Wörgl – Komma
21/10/15 AT – Wien – Szene
22/10/15 CZ – Zlin – Masters of Rock CafĂ©
23/10/15 PL – Krakow – Fabryka
24/10/15 PL – Warsaw – Proxima
25/10/15 DE – Berlin – Lido
27/10/15 DK – Kolding – Godset
28/10/15 DE – Hamburg – GrĂĽnspan
29/10/15 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
30/10/15 DE – MĂĽnchen – Backstage Halle
31/10/15 DE – Karlsruhe – Substage
02/11/15 DE – NĂĽrnberg – Hirsch
03/11/15 LU – Luxemburg – Den Atelier
04/11/15 NL – Tilburg – 013
05/11/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
06/11/15 BE – Kortrijk – De Kreun
07/11/15 DE – Bochum – Zeche
08/11/15 DE – Köln – Underground

Harlott is:
Andrew Hudson – Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Butler – Lead Guitar
Tomas Richards – Bass
Tim Joyce – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/HarlottOfficial

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-ProgMetalZone Song Premiere Pyramids On Mars’ “Battle For Rome”; New Album ECHO COSMIC Due Out September 8

Track Listing: Pyramids On Mars – ECHO COSMIC
1. Dream Division (5:14)
2. Battle For Rome (5:48)
3. Death Valley Driver (5:25)
4. Tribute (2:54)
5. Heaven’s Gate (6:04)
6. Sailing The Oceans Of Neptune (5:05)
7. Spectre Of Orion (5:36)
8. Order Of The Freemasons (8:09)
9. Occam’s Razor (6:08)
10. Echo Cosmic (4:56)
Album Length: 55:24

Crafting Progressive rock, industrial, and metal influences fused with his passion for classical composers such has J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, guitarist Kevin Estrella is carving a new musical direction that few dare to attempt with his solo project Pyramids On Mars. Written all by Estrella from the guitars, bass, and drums, his latest effort ECHO COSMIC, due out on September 8, 2015, is an impressive 10-track journey to follow up his 2013 self-titled debut album. With an ear for melody, and natural use of odd time signatures blended with modern heavy guitar riffs and the sound of classic 1970s analog keyboards, your adventure of music from the Mystical Red Planet begins now with the premiere of the first single “Battle For Rome” on ProgMetalZone.com at the following link:

http://www.progmetalzone.com/2015/exclusive-prog-metal-zone-song-premier-battle-for-rome-by-instrumental-progressive-metal-project-pyramids-on-mars/

ECHO COSMIC album trailer:

For more info, please visit:
http://www.pyramidsonmars.com/

About:
Inspired the by the studies of UFOs, aliens and the artifacts of in our solar system, PYRAMIDS ON MARS is an embodiment of spacey music that brings both worlds together as both a musical concept, and message to the world of the alien presence. Formed in 2011, PYRAMIDS ON MARS is the solo creation of guitarist Kevin Estrella who offers an aural palette of intense, emotional, 3-dimensional, heavy and melodic progressive rock/ metal that includes a range of influences such as Baroque classical guitar, classical composers J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi along with today’s guitar virtuosos Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani.

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-Crown Of Visery’s Premiere Scissortooth Track “Yellowhead”; New Album NOVA GOMORRAH (Galy Records) Out July 28

Vancouver, BC, Bay Area thrash-inspired group Scissortooth announce the release of their full-length NOVA GOMORRAH on July 28, 2015 via Galy Records ( http://www.galyrecords.com/ ). The full-length embodies the aggressive, yet groovy feeling of early Pantera braised with industrial samples and is just under one hour (58 min. total) spread over tracks engineered and mixed by the band’s own, Shawn Hoskins, plus mastered by Vancouver’s Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs (Biff Naked, D.O.A., Finger 11).

“Can’t wait for the album to be released and play these songs live all over, been in the works for a while now, so we’re super stoked to finally put it out there. Musically I really dig the feel and the pacing of the songs, like the old school way of piecing an actual album together instead of a couple tryhard hits and filler. The songs all connect to each other in the true sense of an album. NOVA GOMORRAH is a modern take on an old story like Sodom and Gomorrah, too much excess then downfall of civilization, etc. It’s got things in there about that stuff but mostly the feel of the music is more connected. It starts off furiously thrashy and ends slower, darker, and weighty and everything else is in between. I hope fans of all types of heavier music dig right in and enjoy the album in its entirety.” – Derek Lundband, Guitar and Vocals.

Their new single “Yellowhead” is now streaming via exclusive premiere on Crown of Visery’s at the following link:
https://crownofviserys.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/news-crown-of-viserys-presents-exclusive-stream-of-scissortooths-yellowhead/

For album pre-order, please visit the following link:
http://galyrecords.bigcartel.com/product/scissortooth-nova-gomorrah-cd-bonus-cd

Track Listing: Scissortooth – NOVA GOMORRAH

1. Hostile Takeover (5:14)
2. 10 30 (4:21)
3. Slowber (5:42)
4. Yellowhead (3:59)
5. Incision (5:05)
6. Shoegazer (5:20)
7. Common Thread (5:24)
8. Rotting Alive (4:38)
9. Nova Gomorrah (8:12)
10. Rats (4:48)
11. Wormwood (5:39)
Album Length: 58:00

All songs performed by: Scissortooth

All songs written by: Music and Lyrics by D. Lundblad except tracks 5 and 7: music by D. Lundblad and S. Hoskins, lyrics by D. Lundblad and track 8 music and lyrics by S. Hoskins.

Produced by: Scissortooth
Engineered and mixed by: Shawn Hoskins
Mastered by: Greg Mindorff @ Suite Sound Labs
CD cover/ Album artwork: Liisa Melgin, Graphic layout: Petar Gagic, concept and logo: Derek Lundblad

Release Date: July 28, 2015
Label: Galy Records
Distribution: iTunes
Catalog #: coming soon
UPC code #: coming soon
ISRC codes: coming soon

RIYL: Alice In Chains, Pantera, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Static X

Lineup:
Derek Lundblad (Guitars, Vocals)
Ken Firomski (Bass)
Shawn Hoskins (Drums)

https://www.facebook.com/Scissortooth
https://www.reverbnation.com/scissortooth

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-Limited-edition vinyl reissues of King Diamond’s THE GRAVEYARD (500 in black, 500 in violet) and VOODOO (500 in black and 500 in blue/black marbled) are available for pre-order from Metal Blade at http://www.emp.de/search/king+diamond+vinyl/ .

-Check out a new interview with FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty at http://music enthusiast mag.com/firehouse-bill-leverty-strong-interview-2015/ .

-Graveworm’s new lyric video for “Downfall Of Heaven” is online now at https://youtu.be/3wlYJ0nDjsY .

-Music Buy Mail’s website has been redesigned in a mobile-friendly manner. Check it out at https://musicbuymail.com/ .

-Metal Blade Europe is reissuing Riot’s RIOT IN JAPAN – LIVE! (1992), NIGHTBREAKER (1993), and THE BRETHREN OF THE LONG HOUSE (1995) on digi-pak CD this week. See http://www.metalblade.com/europe/de/ for more.

-Dee Snider has a new solo song available for free download; check out “To Hell And Back” at DeeSnider.com. Hype from the website: “‘To Hell And Back’ represents my first truly new, original musical offering since the ’90s. When my friend and co-writer, [Silvertide] guitarist Nick Perri presented me with the riff and music bed for this song, I found true inspiration to write for the first time in decades. Lyrically, the song raises a bold middle finger to those who whine and complain about the difficulties of life, but have no real clue what difficult is. As I say in the song, ‘Don’t tell me your sad story. Don’t say your world is black. Just spare me your vainglory. I’ve been to hell and back!'” According to a new interview at Billboard.com, Snider has been working on new material with Damon Ranger (Katy Perry, Kanye West) and members of Pink’s band. Read the full interview now at http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6620257/dee-snider-twisted-sister-to-hell-and-back-premiere . Snider has some solo shows coming up as follows:

7/10 – American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu, Estonia
7/26 – Steelhouse Festival, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, Wales
7/31 – Rock Of Ages Festival, Seebronn, Germany
8/1 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
8/3 – Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD (w/ Godsmack)
8/7 – Rockin’ The Rivers, Three Forks, MT
8/15 – Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
8/21 – Little River Casino Resort, Manistee, MI (w/ Lita Ford)
8/22 – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights, MI
8/23 – Iowa State Fair Rock-A-Thon, Des Moines, IA (w/ Dokken, Warrant, & FireHouse)
9/19 – Rock In Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (w/ Angra & Doro Pesch)

See http://www.deesnider.com/ for more.

-Soto — Jeff Scott Soto on vocals, Jorge Salan on lead guitar, BJ on keyboards and guitars, David Z on bass, and Edu Cominato on drums — will run the “Live In The Vertigo” tour through Europe in September as follows:

9/16 – Sala Boveda, Barcelona, Spain
9/17 – Sala Lemon, Madrid, Spain
9/18 – TBA, Seville, Spain
9/19 – Festival, Alicante, Spain
9/20 – Centro Civico Delicias, Zaragoza, Spain
9/24 – Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
9/25 – Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
9/26 – Rock In Park/Legend Club, Milan, Italy

The band will announced more dates soon. Check out the video for “Break,” from INSIDE THE VERTIGO, at https://youtu.be/ivgSA4V6gf0 . See http://www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial and http://www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto for more.

-Canadian thrashers Titans Eve announced a new show slated for August 14 at Astoria in Vancouver, BC. Revenger, Tyrant’s Demise, Morbidly Depraved, and Meridius will also be on the bill. The band’s new album CHASING THE DEVIL is out now, and streaming in full at https://soundcloud.com/titanseve/sets/chasing-the-devil/ and http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-devil-2 . See http://www.titanseve.com/ for more.

-The Van Halen News Desk ran a cool review of the band’s first show of the current tour, from July 5 in Seattle, at http://www.vhnd.com/2015/07/06/an-halen-kicks-off-2015-tour-with-a-monster-2-hour-25-song-set/ .

-Updated list of upcoming North American and European Y&T shows, from the band’s newsletter:

7/18 – Bang Your Head!!! Festival, Balingen, Germany
7/25 – Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, Wales, UK
8/7 – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA (all ages)
9/10 – Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA (all ages)
9/11 – M15, Corona, CA (all ages)
9/12 – The Cave, Big Bear, CA (all ages)
10/1 – Sala Zentral, Pamplona, Spain
10/2 – Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria, Spain
10/3 – Escenario Santander, Santander, Spain
10/4 – Sala Acapulco, Gijon, Spain
10/7 – Vulkan Arena, Oslo, Norway
10/9 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
10/10 – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
10/11 – Denim & Leather, Jonkoping, Sweden
10/13 – De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
10/15 – Gebouw T, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
10/16 – Poppodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
10/17 – Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, The Netherlands
10/18 – Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, The Netherlands
10/21 – Kubana Live Club, Siegburg, Germany
10/23 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
10/24 – Blues Garage, Isernhagen, Germany
10/25 – Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg, Germany
10/28 – The Brook, Southampton, UK
10/30 – Robin 2, Bilston, UK
10/31 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
11/1 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
11/3 – Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
11/5 – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
11/6 – O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
11/7 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
11/8 – The Tivoli Venue, Buckley, UK
11/10 – Opium Rooms, Dublin, Ireland
11/11 – The Limelight 1, Belfast, N. Ireland
11/13 – O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, UK
11/20 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA (Babylon A.D. opens)
11/21 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA (Babylon A.D. opens)
1/29/2016 – Grand Theatre Center For The Arts, Tracy, CA (all ages)
2/22 – 2/26/2016 – Monsters Of Rock Cruise, Key West, FL & Nassau, Bahamas
4/22/2016 – The Tower Theatre For Performing Arts, Fresno, CA (all ages)

See http://www.YandTRocks.com/tour/ for the latest updates, and see http://www.facebook.com/YandTRocks , http://www.twitter.com/YandTRocks , and http://www.youtube.com/YandTRocks for more.

Thanks to Rock Cellar Magazine, Bill Leverty, Axel Wiesenauer, Sebastian Eder, Jon Asher, Gary Graff, Chad Bowar, and Hawk for help gathering some of this information.

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