Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Queen Extravaganza Celebrates The Music Of Queen At The Toyota Oakdale Theatre

The music of Queen is legendary as it gets passed from generation to generation. The aura that surrounds the music and the band's legacy seems to build with each passing year. With a new movie about Queen, and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, hitting theaters in November, the excitement with their music is at an all-time high. A couple of the original members of Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) continue to tour, but with a demand this passionate from fans, Taylor and May created the Queen tribute band, the Queen Extravaganza.

The Queen Extravaganza was one of the United Kingdom's fasting selling theatre tours last year and have continued that success by bringing their show to the U.S. Last Saturday night saw the Queen Extravaganza grace the stage of the Toyota Oakdale Theatre, performing over 25 of Queen's biggest hits.


The night began with the pounding rhythm and swirling voices that many fans recognized from past Queen live shows, as Queen Extravaganza delivered the energy of "One Vision" and "Don't Stop Me Now." Everywhere you turned, you saw members of the audience singing along to classics like "Killer Queen" and "Bicycle Race." Singer Alifio Netto did an outstanding job covering the stage with his presence, working at his best to try and fill the shoes of the late, great Freddie Mercury. He got some of the ladies in the audience to stand up and shake their hips to "Fat Bottom Girls," and wave their hands to the sweet sounds of "You're My Best Friend." Drummer Tyler Warren, who also performs as a percussionist with Queen + Adam Lambert, took the lead on "It's A Kind Of Magic," before the band closed out their first set with the intense finale of "I Want It All."


After a short break, the Queen Extravaganza returned to the stage with the guitar frenzy of "Hammer To Fall," as Brian Gresch lead the way with his skills on the six-strings. The theatre erupted with the opening bass lines of "Under Pressue" and "Another One Bites The Dust," as bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon kept pace. Warren dedicated the song "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" to its songwriter, Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury, along with the legacy of Queen.


The energy of the second set rose to another level as the audience finally turned the show into a full-on rock concert, by standing, singing and clapping along to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Radio Ga Ga." The Queen Extravaganza closed out the evening with a punk-like ending to "Somebody To Love" and the crowd favorite "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the band harmonized through the operatic part of the song.


The finale was signaled by the pounding of drums that are known throughout sports arena around the world as the band began the encore with "We Will Rock You." Keyboardist Alex Maynard quickly delivered the opening chords of "We Are The Champions" as all in attendance felt that they came as close at they will ever get to a perfect night of Queen's greatest hits performed live.


Setlist: One Vision, Don't Stop Me Now, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashion Lover Boy, Play The Game, Bicycle Race, Now I'm Here, Save Me, Fat Bottom Girls, You're My Best Friend, A Kind Of Magic, I Want It All, Hammer To Fall, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Under Pressure, I Want To Break Free, Invisible Man, Breakthru, Another One Bites The Dust, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Show Must Go On, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody To Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Linda Thompson Gathers Friends Together To Let You Know "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage"

English folk singer Linda Thompson celebrates the classics with her new release "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage." It was released on September 28th through Omnivore Recordings and features fellow artists Colin Firth, Martha Wainwright and Jools Holland just to name a few. The album features new renditions of songs that have graced the English Music Halls over the decades.

The new 14-track release begins with Linda Thompson having fun with the lyrics of "I Might Learn To Love Home Later On (Tra-La-La-La)," then Martha Wainwright lets her voice soar on the well-known "Beautiful Dreamer." The album continues with Colin Firth telling the story of "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage," before Linda Thompson returns with her sweet vocals on "Good-Bye Dolly Gray." Fellow British folk artist, Teddy Thompson fits right in with the soft melody of "Here Am I Broken Hearted" and the waltz of "Burlington Bernie From Bow." The angelic voice of Cara Dillon delivers a graceful rendition of "The Lark In The Clear Air," before Teddy Thompson returns once again to close out the album with the acoustic ballad "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?" and then is joined by the entire cast for the short sing-along of "Show Me The Way To Go Home." To find out more about Linda Thompson's new release "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Take A Step Back To The Early Days Of "Heavy Music" With Bob Seger & The Last Heard

The legendary rock and roll performer, Bob Seger recently announced his final tour after five decades of performing. Bob Seger started out his career in a number of different bands, but it wasn't until he created Bob Seger & The Last Heard in 1966 that he finally became a frontman. Their single "East Side Story" became a hit on the charts and over the course of following year, Bob Seger & The Last Heard recorded four more singles for the Cameo record label.

After being long out-of-print, the ABKCO Music & Records label gathered all five singles (and their B-sides) for the new release titled "The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967." It was released back on September 7th on CD and 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The ten track listing kicks off with the local, Detroit hit single "Heavy Music (Part 1)," as you can instantly recognize Seger iconic vocals on this classic piece of rock music. This is followed by the first single released by the band, "East Side Story," which carries a psychedelic rock vibe supported by Seger's work on the keyboard. They quicken the pace with the protest song "Persecution Smith," which draws similarities to "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream." The song "Very Few" showcases the band's quieter side with this acoustic folk ballad. The album finishes with the B-side of "Heavy Music" with part 2, which only continues that band's sixties rock sound and the instrumental "East Side Sound." To find out more about this flashback release from Bob Seger & The Last Heard, please visit abkco.com.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

New Music From Hard Rockers Tantric and DeGreaser

Arriving October 5th, is the seventh studio album titled "Mercury Retrograde" from hard rockers Tantric. The band has been working on this album for the past four years, but line-up changes has derailed this album from being released, until now. Even though Tantric features only one original member, their sound is as strong as ever on their new 10-song album. Beginning with the high-powered assault of "Angry," it seems that Tantric have a new chip on their shoulder. The album continues with the more mainstream hard rock appeal of "Tether," before the aggressive chorus of "Get Em All" will get your adrenaline pumping. They slow down for the power ballad "My Forever," before closing out their new album with the dark, edgy rocker "Letting Go" and an acoustic version of "My Forever," which in my opinion far exceeds the earlier version that appears on this album. To find out more about Tantric and their latest release "Mercury Retrograde," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Tantric.

Hard rock/punk artist Ben Katzman recently released his new album "Quarter Life Crisis" with his band, DeGreaser. The new nine-song set hits you quick and hard, before you realize what happened. Beginning with the thrash metal fury of "Chill Position," your adrenaline will be on high alert for the next 20 minutes. The energy continues to flow with the punk-like blast of "Quarter Life Crisis" and the guitar-driven "Carpe DM." The album closes with quick pace of "Sugar Mama" and the heavy metal instrumental attack of "Eyes Wide Shred." To find out more about DeGreaser and their latest release "Quarter Life Crisis," please visit benkatzman.com.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Music Arriving From Rockers King Kobra, Final Breath and The O'Reillys & The Paddyhats

The legendary eighties rock band King Kobra, led by the great drummer Carmine Appice, released a trio of albums in the eighties that have become instant cult classics. After dissolving the band in 1989, Appice revived King Kobra back in 2010 and released two more studio albums. While their studio work never lived up to the expectations of fans, their live shows rivaled some of the best hard rock bands of that era. To celebrate the legacy of King Kobra, Metalville Records released a new live album titled "Sweden Rock Live" this past summer.

The new 13-track release mixes together classic songs from the early days of King Kobra, including "Ready To Strike" and "Shadow Rider" with newer King Kobra releases. Songs like "Tear Down The Walls" and "Knock'em Dead" featured the current line-up of the band on their last couple studio albums as they inject some extra energy into the live versions of these songs. The set also includes an electrifying bass solo from Johnny Rod, who also leads them in a quick version of W.A.S.P.'s "Wild Child." The cover songs continue with Deep Purple's "Highway Star" and Black Sabbath's "Heaven And Hell," as a tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. The show finishes up with a thunderous drum solo by Carmine Appice and the chugging guitar riffs of "Turn Up The Good." To find out more about this new live album from King Kobra, please visit the band's Facebook page at facebook.com/KingKobraOfficial.

Arriving October 19th is the latest album from the German metal band, Final Breath. Their new release titled "Of Death And Sin" features ten, face-melting anthems of death metal that will certainly wake-up your sense of hearing. They begin with the quick, two-minute blast of "Babylon C.E.," as you are in for one wild ride. They continue with the neck-breaking speed of "Yearning For Next Murder" and the chugging guitar riffs of "Born Against" as Final Breath continue to flex their death metal music muscle. They deliver a hardcore, progressive metal sound with the six-minute "Immemorial Disease," then flip on the speed once more for the aggressive attack of "Illega-lie-sating." Final Breath close out their new album with the screams of "Chaos Unity" and the shear speed and power of "Annihilation." To find out more about Final Breath and their latest release "Of Death And Sin," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/finalbreathofficial.

With a name like The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, you would think you were in for some good Irish drinking songs, and you would be right. The only thing is, don't plan on lying back and let the drinking to the talking, instead the band add and extra jolt of energy to their music in order for you to get off your "arse" and dance. Their new 13-song set titled "Green Blood," begins with the title song that mixes in a old-fashion Celtic vibe with a hard rock assault to get your adrenaline pumping. The album continues with the chugging rhythm of "Another Town Another Girl" and the swift pace of the sing-along chorus of "Swing Your Hammer." They keep the fun going with the high-powered Irish anthem "Boys On The Green," before slowing down for a moment with the acoustic blues of "Roasie Lou." The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats finish up their new album with the intense Celtic "Rockstar" and the final sing-along of "Yesterday's Rebel." To find out more about The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats and their latest release "Green Blood," please visit paddyhats.com.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

New Music From Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Artists Ice Nine Kills, Strativarius, Once Human and Starset

Arriving October 5th, just in time for your Halloween adventures, is the new album from the Boston-based trio Ice Nine Kills. Their new album titled "The Silver Scream" features 13-tracks that come at you like an intense scary movie, where the music attacks your senses just like a slasher does to his/her victims. Ice Nine Kills comes blasting out of the gate with the hard-hitting, thunderous rhythm of "The American Nightmare," which sets the stage for the next 50 minutes of intense heavy metal music. They pay homage to the "Friday The 13th" films with "Thank God It's Friday" and the "Saw" movies with the screaming vocals of ""The Jig Is Up." They hit mainstream metal gold with the addictive delivery of "A Grave Mistake," before bringing in Stanley Kubrick's grandson, Sam Kubrick to help on "The Shining" inspired song "Enjoy Your Slay." Ice Nine Kills wrap up their new album by inviting guests from the punk bands Mest, Less Than Jake and Fenix TX to add a extra boost of energy to the hardcore metal anthems "The World In My Hands" and "It Is The End." To find out more about Ice Nine Kills and their latest release "The Silver Screams," please visit iceninekills.com


The premier power metal band, Stratovarius is preparing to release their new album "ENIGMA: Intermission II," which features three brand new songs among the album's total 16-track layout. The other 13 songs that are not original, are a mix of former Stratovarius songs that have been updated for this release, beginning with the high-powered energy of one of the brand new songs, "Enigma." A few tracks on this new release are very rare gems for fans of the band and are appearing on CD for the first time, including the six-minute, progressive metal piece "Hallowed" and the grand, power ballad "Last Shore." Stratovarius will simply electrify your senses with the quick pace of "Kill It With Fire" and "Second Sight" as both tracks find their new home on this release. After the beautifully gentle acoustics of "Old Man And The Sea," the album includes four bonus tracks that consist of some of the band's most well-known tunes, as re-recorded orchestral versions. To find out more about Stratavarius and their latest release "ENIGMA: Intermission II," please visit stratovarius.com.


From Los Angeles comes the first live album titled "Stage Of Evolution" from the death-metal band, Once Human. It will be released on September 28th through earMUSIC and features nine tracks that cover the band's last two studio albums, as well as a rare track from Machine Head. The set begins with the growling vocals of Lauren Hart on the opening track "Eyes Of Chaos" and the aggressive attack of "Killer For The Cure." The band turn it up another notch with the shear speed of "Mass Murder Frenzy" and the thunderous pounding of "Gravity." Once Human finish up their 50-minute set with a cover of Machine Head's "Davidian," featuring a guest appearance by Fred Leclercq (Sinsaeneum, Dragonforce) and the hardcore metal onslaught of "Flock Of Flesh." To find out more about Once Human and their latest live release "Stage Of Evolution," please visit the band's Facebook page at facebook.com/oncehuman.


Fearless Records will be re-issuing the sophomore release from American rockers Starset as a new 3-LP expanded release. The album's original 15-song set will get an additional 9 bonus tracks that consist of acoustic versions, remixes and outtakes from the recording sessions. The new release will also be available digitally, as well as on vinyl and features quieter versions of the songs "Die For You," "Telepathic," "Starlight," "Satellite" and "Ricochet." Two of those songs also get the electronic remix treatment as you can discover the many different sides to Starset's music. To find out more about the new re-issue of Starset's "Vessels" album, please visit starsetonline.com.

Monday, September 24, 2018

New Progressive Rock Releases From Deep Energy Orchestra and Spirits Burning

The progressive rock band, Deep Energy Orchestra is a revolving door of world-class musicians, led by bassist Jason Everett. The latest release from the band titled "Playing With Fire" features the work of Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussionist Selvaganesh (Shakti) and was recorded live over a two day period at the Jack Straw Cultural Center. The new release features only four-tracks, beginning with "The Return," which highlights Gunn's new 12-string Warr Guitar, which gives off a piano-like sound. The Indian-infused rhythm of "The Awakening" and the Egyptian strings of "Mysterious World" showcase this group's expert worldly vibe. Deep Energy Orchestra close out their new album with the nearly twenty-minute epic piece "Resolve Improv Caravan," which is centered around the steady bass work of Jason Everett. To find out more about Deep Energy Orchestra and their latest release "Playing With Fire," please visit deepenergyorchestra.com.

Progressive/Space rock band Spirits Burning are collaborating with science fiction/fantasy writer Michael Moorcock on the band's latest album "An Alien Heat." The new16-track set takes one of Moorcock's latest literary novels and turns it into a space rock opera. It is also the first Spirits Burning album to feature the work of Albert Bouchard, founding member of Blue Oyster Cult. The band begins with the hard rock, guitar-driven energy of "Hothouse Flowers" and the slower, thumping rhythm of "Geronimo." Singer Ann Marie Castellano takes the lead on the vocals of the dark, moody vibe of "Soiree Of Fire," before shifting gears for the folk/rock appeal of "Fall In Love." The album continues with the experimental electronic soundscape of "Dark Dominion" and the sonic space rock of the seven-plus minute adventure of "To Steal A Space Traveler." Spirits Burning showcase their softer side on the ballad "Learning The Art," before finishing their new album with seventies rock style of "Back To 1896" and steady pace, lyric driven closer "Old Friends With New Faces." To find out more about Spirits Burning and their latest release "An Alien Heat," please visit earthlink.net/~falcone.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Revisit The Early Days Of Lenny Kravitz Music Catalog With A New Set Of Double-Vinyl Releases

Lenny Kravitz has had a busy release month. First, on September 7th, he released his eleventh studio album "Raise Vibration," then on September 21st, Virgin/UMe re-issued four of his first five albums in 180-gram vinyl for the first time. The set includes his stellar sophomore album "Mama Said," his multi-platinum album "Are You Gonna Go My Way," the experimental "Circus" and the Grammy-winning album "5." 

All of these new releases are double-vinyl sets that included limited edition color variant discs, as well as the standard black vinyl. Lenny Kravitz debut album "Let Love Rule," will also get the 180-gram double-vinyl treatment, but will not be released until November 30th. Just in time to celebrate's the album's 30th anniversary in 2019.

After breaking onto the music scene with his debut album, Lenny Kravitz followed it up with "Mama Said," which featured the top five single "It Ain't Over Til Its Over." Just like his first album, Kravitz played most of the instruments himself and even invited his friend Slash to lend hand on the high-powered rock of "Always On The Run." This new double-vinyl version delivers a much cleaner, clearer sound, then what was presented on CD. The bass is strong on the song "Stand By My Woman" and the horns are sonically brilliant on "What Goes Around Comes Around." Even Sean Lennon lends a hand on "All I Every Wanted," before the album closes with the solo guitar poem "Butterfly." You will not be disappointed with this set as it includes all of the original artwork. To find out more about all of these new vinyl releases, please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/lennykravitz.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Omnivore Recordings Releases Shelved Buck Owens Album From 1975

In 1975, famed country singer, Buck Owens recorded an album for Capitol records that has remained in the vaults, until now. The new release titled "Country Singer's Prayer," saw the light of day back on August 17th and was released through Omnivore Recordings, which has done a masterful job with the Buck Owens catalog. 

With his contract with Capitol Records winding down at the end of 1975, Buck Owens gathered his backing band, the Buckaroos for one final recording. After the failure of his past album "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club" and the single "Country Singer's Prayer," the label was not ready to pour any more money into Owens' albums, so the recording stayed shelved for more than 40 years. Now we get the full 12-song release, remastered from the master tapes.

The album begins with the up-tempo, swinging rhythm of "John Law," that showed that Buck Owens still had pep in his step. The album continues with the slow, honky-tonk of "Love Don't Make The Bars" and the country-twang of "Drifting Away." He seems to be having fun with his performance of "The Battle Of New Orleans" and proud of his history with the delivery of "California Okie." The new set of songs wraps up with the gospel-like ballad "It's Been A Long, Long Time" and the bonus tracks, "Run Him To The Round House Nellie (You Might Corner Him There)" and "Meanwhile Back At The Ranch." To find out more about Buck Owens' "Country Singer's Prayer," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Steven Page Continues Life After Barenaked Ladies With New "Discipline"

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman, Steven Page recently released his brand new studio album titled "Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II." This is the follow-up to his 2016 album "Heal Thyself, Pt. I: Instinct." It features a dozen songs that become instantly recognizable by Page's distinct vocals. He starts out his new album with the swinging rhythm of "Nothing Special," which sounds as if it was an outtake from an early Barenaked Ladies release. He picks the tempo up with the jazzy vibe of "Feelgood Summer," before delivering the blues of "Where Do You Stand." The album's lead single "White Noise" has Steven Page plugging-in for this rocker as he sings about the situation of today's politics in this country. He wraps up his new album with the gentle, ballad of "Done" and the addictive pop tones of "Looking For The Light."

Steven Page is currently on the road promoting his new album, which includes stops in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about his new album "Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II," please visit stevenpage.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

John Carter Cash Wants You To "Believe In Magic" & Innes Wilson Just Enjoys The "Seaview"

Country artist John Carter Cash (son of Johnny & June Carter Cash) recently release his latest studio album, "We Must Believe In Magic." It features 15-tracks that mixes together originally penned tunes with covers of songs by Charlie Rich, John Prine and Trent Reznor. Beginning with the title-song, "We Must Believe In Magic," you will get a sense that John Carter is trying not to follow in his father's footsteps. He lets his golden-toned voice soar on the ballad "Feel Like Going Home" and also on the inspiration hymn "Brave Young Man." John Carter delivers the heartfelt country ballad "Runaway Train," before the quiet, stark acoustics of "The Dungeon." The tempo picks up for the nostalgic country tone of "Holy Train," as John Carter Cash opens up his religious vein to let the praise run through his covers of "Hurt" and "Paradise." To find out more about John Carter Cash and his latest release "We Must Believe In Magic," please visit johncartercash.com.

Independent Americana artist Innes Wilson will be releasing his new EP titled "Seaview" on Friday, September 21st. It features only four songs, but the emotions he pours into these tunes will make you an instant fan. He begins with the acoustic folk/rock of "From Now To Forever" as the addictive chorus will stick in your head. You can simply hear the truth in his words. He slows the tempo down for the quiet, strumming ballad "Rough Falls," before closing his new short release with the storied lyrics of "The Ballad Of Earl Rowe." To find out more about Innes Wilson and his latest release "Seaview," please visit inneswilson.bandcamp.com.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Handful Of New Heavy Metal Releases Arriving This October From Massive Scar Era, Dungeonhammer, Vanhelgd, Road Warrior and Northern Crown

Here are a handful of independent metal bands that will unleash new releases at the beginning of October. First, we start out with the sophomore EP from Egyptian/Canadian metal band Massive Scar Era. Their new release titled "Color Blind" incorporates their Egyptian heritage into their music as singer Cherine Amr leads them with her strong vocal delivery. The five-song album continues with the addictive clash of cultures on "Unfollow" and the intense screams of "Oblivious," before closing their new short release with the mainstream metal appeal of "Rogue." To find out more about Massive Scar Era and their latest release "Color Blind," please visit massivescarera.com.

Next album, arriving October 12th is the debut release from European thrash metal duo, Dungeonhammer. Their new album "Infernal Moon" features eight high-powered tracks, beginning with the aggressive pounding of the title-song "Infernal Moon." This duo were influenced by the early days of thrash and speed metal, as they look to incorporate it into the songs "Empire de la Mort" and "Perpetual Funeral Winds." Sandwiched between those two songs, is the pounding rhythm of "Solitudinem Mysteriis," which also drives the song "Stigma Diabolli." Dungeonhammer wrap up their new album with the seven-minute doom metal piece "Ad Infinitum." To find out more about Dungeonhammer and their latest release "Infernal Moon," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/dungeonhammer.

Also arriving October 12th is the latest album from Swedish death metal band, Vanhelgd. Their new album "Deimos Sanktuarium" is considered to be their heaviest, most extreme album is years and kicks off with "A Plea For Divine Necromancy," which hits you with its wall of sound. They quicken the pace with the intense drumming and growling vocals of "Vi foddes i samma grav," then showcase their progressive/doom metal side on the seven-plus minutes of "The Ashes Of Our Defeat." Vanhelgd finish up their new album with the guitar driven, epic feel of "Har finns ingen nad." To find out more about Vanhelgd and their latest release "Deimos Sanktuarium," please visit vanhelgd.com.

The Gates of Hell Records label is ready to unleash the debut album from the Australian metal band, Road Warrior.  The new album titled "Power" features eight-tracks that were inspired of the early days of heavy metal. The band look to mirror that sound on the chugging guitar riffs of "Don't Fight Fate" and the mystical nature of "Devils In Waiting." Road Warrior continue to revive their classic heavy metal sound with the high-powered energy of "Tease n' Torture" and "Sweating Out The Poison." Road Warrior wrap up their new album with electrifying guitar work of "Back Alley Tokyo Woman" and "The Future Is Passed." To find out more about Road Warrior and their latest release "Power," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/RoadWarrior1986.

Lastly we arrive at the fourth October 12th release, which comes from the American doom metal band, Northern Crown. Their new self-titled release is the groups sophomore effort and still rides along the heavy metal vein of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Their new eight-song release begins with the dark, slow burn of "I Am Your Slave" and the more energetic, guitar driven classic metal sound of "Merciless, They Let You Suffer." Northern Crown return to the slow, chugging rhythm of "Forged From Nothing," before delivering the ten-minute progressive/doom metal piece "The Desert And The Wind." The duo finish up their new album with the deep, dark buzz of "By Demons Bidden" and the progressive chord changes of "Your River." To find out more about Northern Crown and their new self-titled album, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/NorthernCrownDoom.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Music Ariving From Metal Blade Records Artists Revocation, Anaal Nathrakh and Behemoth

Arriving at the end of the month are a couple of new releases from Metal Blade Records artists Revocation and Anaal Nathrakh. Death-Metalist Revocation have taken a step back from their progressive side on their new album "The Outer Ones" to deliver more concise metal anthems with precision, as featured on the opener "Of Unworldly Origin." The band's amazing musicianship will continue to electrify your senses on the tracks "Blood Atonement" and "The Outer Ones," as Revocation continue to break-through the boundaries of death metal music. They finish up their new album with the high-powered instrumental attack of "Ex Nihilo" and the seven-minute prog-metal anthem "A Starless Darkness." To find out more about Revocation and their latest release "The Outer Ones," please visit revocationband.com.

Next, we have the latest release from fellow death metal band Anaal Nathrakh. Their new album titled "A New Kind Of Horror" is the band's tenth studio release and its theme revolves around the first world war. They come blasting out of the gate with the blazing speed and hardcore vocals of "Obscene As Cancer." The album continues to ignite the death metal flame with the frenzy of "The Reek Of Fear" and "The Apocalypse Is About You!" Anaal Nathrakh finish up their new album with the battle-cry anthem of "Vi Coactus" and the epic closer of "Are We Fit For Glory Yet? (The War To End Nothing)." To find out more about Anaal Nathrakh and their latest release "A New Kind Of Horror," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial.

Then, arriving the first week of October is the latest album from Polish death metal giants Behemoth. Their new release titled "I Loved You At Your Darkest" is anything but a love story, as they begin their new 12-song album with the children's chant of "Solve." Their sound quickly escalades with the intense pounding rhythm of "Wolves ov Siberia" and the growling vocals of "God = Dog." Behemoth flex their doom metal muscle on the slow burning epic of "Bartzabel," before picking up the speed once again the aggressive metal attack of "Angelvs XIII." They finish up their new album with the power and might of "Sabbath Master," the guitar driven energy of "Rom 5:8" and the two-minute intense instrumental "Coagvla." To find out more about Behemoth and their latest release "I Loved You At Your Darkest," please visit behemoth.pl.

Monday, September 17, 2018

New Music From eOne Music Artists The Blue Stones, Royal Tusk and High On Fire