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Deathtura signed record deal with Wormholedeath records

Belgian thrash metal act, Deathura, signed record deal with the italian label Wormholedeath records.

The metallers will release a new album called ”Division” and it will be released on 26 October 2018 via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.

Band Statement : “Looking back on this experience some months after the recording, we can only confirm what we already knew. We rediscovered a world that we thought we already knew and we will never be able to thank enough the team that allowed us to live a young band’s dream. Travelling for our music, share what we have to say and live one month with friends in a small apartment has been an awesome experience. We know we still have a lot of work to do now, and we’re all impatients to see what the future holds for us. The team was really professional .  We thank all of you again and we are 100% ready to promote this album. “
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Music Review: Antioch Album: III: Wings and Warlocks

 

Label: Rapid Fire Records

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Official Websites:

http://antiochmetal.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/antiochmetal/

 

Here is cool little band coming out of Canada I heard about from an email I received from their record label.  Antioch is no nonsense band that plays straight ahead heavy metal that resembles a bit of Manilla Road, NWOBHM and more currently a little bit of Visigoth.

With the opening track ‘Wings of Pterodactyl Fire’ the band is hitting on all cylinders both musically and vocally.  This song is a pure classic heavy metal song and should be a classic for the band as their career progresses.  It is fast, catchy and head banging great.  The next two songs, ‘Culling of Souls’ and ‘Forged in Light’ carry on along the same vein with a galloping or catchy riffs and traditional metal fist pumping action.

It is when we get to track four where the pace changes a bit with ‘The Stand of Time’.  The band REALLY slows down on this one.  I guess every album has to have a slow one it and this is it.  However, for me this track does nothing for me though there may be others who like it.

After this we are offered the song ‘Return of the Warlock’ which seems to have either a second vocalist, a guest vocalist or the main singer really has a DYNAMIC range because the vocals on this track are nothing like the previous tracks.  The vocals here hit very high pitch to more a guttural sound.  So this one is a bit different.

Overall, this is a great old school heavy metal album from a group of guys who get what old school heavy metal should be about and not just a band who records with an analog sound and think they are staying true.

Do yourself a favor and go to the band’s Bandcamp page and give them a listen and strap on your spiked glove and pump that fist high in the air!

Music Review: Midnight Album: Sweet Death and Ecstasy

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Label: Hells Headbangers

Official Websites

https://www.facebook.com/Midnight-87909491643/

http://totalmidnight.webs.com/

 

It seems Cleveland, Ohio has a very deep underground metal movement which is helped out by the locally based label Hells Headbangers.  While Hells Headbangers normally deals in a lot of extreme metal bands, I really admire the fact that they seem like a close knit group who are passionate about the metal genre.  While I am not typically an extreme metal fan the label does make efforts to include other bands of other genres that are either trying to get started or may be in danger of being lost to time.  As a result I sometimes find nice hidden gems among the promos I get sent to me from them. Continue reading Music Review: Midnight Album: Sweet Death and Ecstasy

Music Review: GWAR Album: The Blood of Gods

BY: TJ FOWLER

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Label: Metal Blade Records

Official Websites:

https://www.facebook.com/gwar/

http://www.gwar.net/

 

Ok, I am one of those guys who has always HEARD of GWAR and their notorious reputation…but I had never HEARD GWAR before.  I knew the stories of their live shows, the story of the band’s hilarious history and of course the passing of their lead singer Oderus Urungus.  There was even a kid at the volleyball camp I attended about 20 years ago who was a fan of the band.  But again, I never had listened to GWAR.  That is…until now…and well…all I can say is what an interesting experience.

On the surface musically, GWAR comes off as a straight ahead metal/hard rock band…all kills and no frills.  There isn’t anything flashy in how or what GWAR plays but they construct catchy, straight in your face metal songs.  Lyrically the songs seem to have some underlying political themes and bizarre humor…the humor part I get due to my passing knowledge of the band’s ridiculous bio and stage persona.   The political and social aspects of the bands lyrics I am not sure about as I am not sure if the band has ever delved too deeply into that territory before.  Regardless of the songs themes, most of the songs are all cool little tunes and fun to listen too.  Especially, Death to Dickie Duncan, Crushed by the Cross, If You Want Blood (You Got it).  Also the, what I think is a tribute to Oderus, touching and humorous Phantom Limb song.

Overall The Blood of Gods was a very welcome surprise for me. I had always dismissed GWAR as something at best, I would listen to LATER at worst toilet turds (Actually toilet turds they might consider a compliment).  As it turns out I waited WAY too long to give GWAR a chance…a chance they deserved a long time ago.  So I guess now you could say I am a fan of the band, now all I need to do is get an opportunity to see the band live.  I hear the best type of clothes to wear is nice, expensive white suit…right?

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Michael Mackert Ink Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions

 

American Heavy Metal musician has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year Michael Mackert released his debut solo EP «Psychedelic Messiah». The EP was recorded and mixed at “Seraphic Records” by Michael Mackert, and mastered by “Headroom Mastering”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw-ocePpIp0

Michael Mackert is a Washington, D.C. based Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist and composer. Beside his instrumental solo project, Michael also play guitars on American Heavy Metal band “Blood Corps”.