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Interview: Jamie Lee Smit-Rock

Jamie Lee Smit, beside being vocalist of the Metal band Azylya, she has her solo band project as Jamie Lee Smit-Rock and she has released her debut album this year via Epictronic record label. I had the occasion to interview Jamie Lee second time, this time about her project.

Interview by Carla Morton

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Hello Jamie, nice talking to you again, how are you?
Hello Carla! Thank you to interest you in my other project. I’m fine and I have a lot of work because we are composing the second album of Azylya and I have to promote, at the same time, my solo album.

Beside Azylya, you have your solo project. What can you tell me about that?
The label Epictronic asked me to make a solo album in my mother tongue, French. Of course, I accepted this great proposal. Riccardo Daga, who is my producer, made all compositions and I wrote the lyrics. It’s a rock album with songs in French and others in English. The music is very energetic and rhythmic. The lyrics are darker in general. The songs deal with different topics: thwarted love, loneliness of the soldier, the suffering of animals, rock stars died very young … The album was recorded at Studio Titan Labs in Ferrara in Italy in August of last year and the album was released March 30, 2015.

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WINTERSUN Begins Mixing ‘Time II’ Album

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have issued the following update:

“After some festival and summer show announcements, we thought we might also give you a heads up regarding [the next WINTERSUN album] ‘Time II’.

“2012 was a really great year for us, the release of ‘Time I’ was a huge success and we did two successful tours and many sold-out shows. But we are aiming even higher and take WINTERSUN to the next level in 2013!

“We have three official webstores up and running (Europe, Finland, North America) and we hope you guys like the available items. There’ll be constant updates and new products and we will also have interesting competitions and specials coming up on our pages, so be sure to check it all out.

“We are starting the mix of ‘Time II’ and it will be released early 2014. The album will continue where ‘Time I’ left, but it will be an upgrade in production; it will be equally epic, if not more. It will contain some ‘fast stuff’ and some guitar shredding (including seven solos), like some of you metalheads and guitar wankers have been wishing for. It will also contain some of the most beautiful music ever written that will bring a tear to your eye.

“We are playing some huge summer festivals in Finland and in Europe (including Tuska, Nummirock, Metalfest, Beastival, Hellfest) and for the first time going to Spain. We are also taking part in Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy) in March for the nomination of ‘Metal Album Of The Year’. We know it’s going to be an exciting year. It is because all of you who have supported us during the years we have been able to grow and continue to do what we love.

“Thank you for all the support!

“Stay tuned for some further exciting live news soon! We hope to see all of you on the road and during the festival season 2013!”

Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent) will be held on March 1 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland. WINTERSUN‘s “Time I” will be going up against MOKOMA (“180 Astetta”), NIGHTWISH (“Imaginaerum”), TERVEET KÄDET (“Musta Hetki”), and STAM1NA (“Nocebo”).

“Time I” sold nearly 4,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States to land at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart.

WINTERSUN recently headlined this year’s edition of the Heidenfest tour. Support on the trek came from KORPIKLAANI, VARG, TROLLFEST and KRAMPUS.

PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced

 

 

PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced  

  

Fall to the Rising Sun Available Tomorrow

Southern California’s PSYCHOTHERMIA are set to unleash their debut album Fall to the Rising Sun tomorrow. The album can be ordered HERE. In celebration of the album’s release,PSYCHOTHERMIA has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream ofPSYCHOTHERMIA‘s entire debut album. Get a first listen to Fall to the Rising Sun HERE.

 

In support of the new album PSYCHOTHERMIA will be hitting the road this March. Their tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.

 

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

 

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

PSYCHOTHERMIA Live

3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live

3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse

3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies

3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) – Early

3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club – Late3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas

3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge

3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar

3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

For More Info Please Visit:

http://psychothermia.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Psychothermia

Check out the new Lordi Album Cover and tracklist…

Via: http://www.lordi.fi/

This is  the album cover of To Beast Or Not To Beast.
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Mr. Lordi, who designs the cover and all the visual artwork of Lordi comments on the cover: “The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece.There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and frames. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.”

He goes on: “But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore. We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”

The first single of the album “The Riff” will be released on February 8th 2013.

The album track list is:

We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)
I Luv Ugly
The Riff
Something Wicked This Way Comes
I’m The Best
Horrifiction
Happy New Fear
Schizo Doll
Candy For The Cannibal
Sincerely With Love
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