Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SACRILEGE: LAUNCH VIDEO, ANNOUNCE TOUR & NEW ALBUM PLANS

SACRILEGE: LAUNCH VIDEO, ANNOUNCE TOUR & NEW ALBUM PLANS

These are exciting times for Sacrilege, a band whose very first incarnation saw the light of day back in the early 1980s. A new studio album, the band's very first live album, and a European tour...these are but a few of the projects Sacrilege have lined up for 2017.

Bill Beadle (Sacrilege lead vocalist, guitarist and founding member) sounds particularly upbeat:

"We are looking to play to as many people as possible as we are having requests from literally everywhere. California we are always being asked if we could play there for instance. In 2017 we are playing Malta, Belgium, France, Holland and of course the U.K.. It would be nice to play to our German fans especially as we are with a German record label and are always being asked to play there. Keep it True would be awesome.

Denmark is another country we haven't played and Metal Magic would also be good. If you want us to play near you please let us and the venues promoters know on their forums."

SACRILEGE was formed in 1982 in the south eastern outskirts of London and, through relentless gigging and a handful of demos, earned themselves a loyal following. The band was one of the very few bands from the NWOBHM movement that could fall into the Doom category. Sacrilege split up after 5 years but 25 years later, in 2012, the band reformed under auspicious circumstances. A productive recording period followed, culminating in the album "Six6Six", released by Pure Steel Records in 2015

SACRILEGE have just released a video-clip of 'Lies', a song taken from the forthcoming album "Court Of The Insane". Another, more ambitious, clip is planned for later in the year. 

See the video-clip of 'Lies' at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx8mH4mZ4vg

Confirmed dates:
04/March/2017 -  'The Carlisle', Hastings, England.
09 to 12/March/2017 - Legends of Rock, Yarmouth, England.
31/March/2017 -  Wedfest, ‘The Corn Exchange’, Hertfordshire, England.
[Sacrilege, Dealer, Satan’s Empire, Toledo Steel]
29/April/2017 -  The Patriot’s 20th Anniversary, Crumlin, Wales.
11/May/2017 - ‘Titans club’, Lens, Belgium
12/May/2017 - ‘B52' Music club’, Eernegen, Belgium.
13/May/2017 - ‘The Rocking Bull’, Antwerp, Belgium.
14/May/2017 - ‘De Meister club’, Geleen, Holland.
01/July/2017 - ‘The Carlisle’, Hastings, England.
[Sacrilege, Hundred] 
27, 28/October/2017 - ‘Malta Doom Festival’, Buskett, Malta.
[Sacrilege, Hell, Witchwood, Atlantean Kodex, Desaster, + more ] 
11/November/2017 - ‘A Day of Rock’ festival, Kettering, England.
[Sacrilege, Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist), House of X (members of UFO), + more]


For tour updates see: http://www.sacrilegenwobhm.com/gigs

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Monday, February 6, 2017

New Machine HighVol Music

NEWMACHINE
Karma
HighVolMusic
17 March 2017
NEWMACHINE is a peak of talent that blends all the right elements of rock and pop music into a standard that not only stands the test of time but taps into today. A rock band that delivers a memorable musical experience with amazingly strong songs full of hooks, laced with soaring vocals and guitar harmonies.

NEWMACHINE is currently in the studio working on their debut release ‘Karma’. World renowned engineer/producer Howard “Doctor” Lindeman (John Lennon, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, Stevie Wonder, and Stephanie Mills) has been tapped to produce the project. ‘Karma’ is slated for an in early 2017 on HighVolMusic and will be distributed by MRi/Sony Red in North America. A full promotional campaign with radio and a tour to support the release are also being prepared.

The band was formed by Ryche Green and includes Jimmy MillerTommy WilliamsPolo StaberLorenzo ‘Zo’ DelVecchio. Each member has a deep rich history in music scene, are no strangers to touring, and are the consummate professional when it comes to their music. Realizing that the sum of the parts yield something greater than anyone has recently achieved on their own, it was time to position all the parts in to NEWMACHINE.

Striving for success and reaching a mass audience with the music is what it’s all about for NEWMACHINE. With the perfect songs and their team behind them that goal isn’t too far of a stretch. ‘Karma’ is brilliantly crafted. Every detail is being checked three times over. With everything falling into place, now it is just taking it to the people for all to hear.
 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

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Monday, January 30, 2017

HYDROGYN Redemption HighVolMusic

HYDROGYN
Redemption
HighVolMusic
10 March 2017
In 2004 West Virginia guitarists Jeff Westlake and Jeff Boggs had a vision. They set out to create music that defied convention – power metal that appealed to a broad audience. Combining cutting edge riffs, intelligent lyrics, and massive hooks with the multi-octave power vocals of Julie (“just Julie”). HYDROGYN exploded onto the national music scene, their debut album, “Best Served with Volume” quickly caught the attention of major sponsors, including PepsiBudweiser, and Off the Rim Apparel from NASCAR.

In 2006, Michael Wagener who had produced Ozzy OsborneSkid Row, and Alice Cooper, came on board to produce “Bombshell” (DA Records/Chavis Records) which hit Billboard on three different charts, 2008 saw “Deadly Passions” on the CMJ Charts and in 2010, the band was back on the Billboard charts with “Judgement”.

Despite a grueling touring schedule and several changes in the lineup, the band continued to produce high-quality, genre-busting music including “Private Sessions” and “Strip ‘em Blind Live” as well the “Particles” box set, “Break the Chains” EP, and a number of DVDs. This grueling pace began to take its toll on the band.

Despite the vision that had served the band so long, Jeff Westlake could feel a wall going up. HYDROGYN continued performing with their signature hard-driving rock that thrilled crowds but, as a whole, the creative spark was fading, the fire wasn’t burning hot enough. “I knew there was potential for greatness,” drummer John Cardilino said, “but we hadn’t been able to tap fully into that potential.” In 2015, halfway through recording a new album, Julie left the band.

In 2016 HYDROGYN went back into the studio with new vocalist Erica Parrott for their most ambitious album yet, “Redemption”.

Like the element after which they take their name, HYDROGYN went back to basics, taking the process down to its most elemental level – high energy, high creativity, positive vibes, and raw power. “I knew this was where I belonged,” Parrott said after meeting with Westlake. Her aggressive vocal talent and positive energy were the spark that reignited the flame for the entire band. Collaboration has never been stronger and the energy has never been higher. “Everything from music to melody and lyrics just seemed to fall right into place:, says Parott. Bassist Chris Sammons agrees, attesting that the new energy allowed every member to be themselves musically. As proof, he points to the first day the band met in the studio. “We pumped out an incredibly heavy in-your-face tune in a matter of minutes.”

"Redemption" is an electric, hard as nails, tour de force album that is hitting the broadest audience for the band in over a decade. Guitarist Jeff Boggs said it best. “There are no limitations". HYDROGYN is on fire.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

REVENIENCE Release New EP ‘Revenant’

REVENIENCE Release New EP ‘Revenant’

Revenience kick off their EP with the video release and title track, the haunting, Revenant (taken from last years album Daedalum). This is followed by a brand new track, a special re-working of Hope Leaves, originally made by legendary Swedish Metal heavy band Opeth. Finishing off this tasty little morsel are alternate versions of Not My Choice and once again, the aforementioned Revenant.
The Revenant EP is released on Jan 27th 2017 on Sliptrick Records.
Track Listing:
01. Revenant (Studio Version)
02. Hope Leaves (Japan Edition/Opeth Cover)
03. Not My Choice (Alternate Version)
04. Revenant (Alternate Version)
Music & Lyrics by Revenience
Hope Leaves by Opeth, Damnation (2003)
Produced by: Revenience
Recorded by Fausto De Bellis at Black Crow Studios | Alchemica Music Club
Mixed & Mastered by Fausto De Bellis at Black Crow Studios | Alchemica Music Club
Revenant (studio) mixed & mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio (RSM)
Artwork by Revenience
Revenience are:
Debora Ceneri – Vocals | Pasquale Barile – Keyboards/Synth | Fausto De Bellis – Bass/Additional Guitars | Michele Di Lauro – Guitars | Simone Spolzino – Drums/Additional Vocals
Listen to DaedalumBelieve sample player
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio [Hall A: Booth 6290] announces the launch of two new products:

Anaheim, Calif., January 11, 2017 – For the 2017 NAMM show, analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio [Hall A: Booth 6290] announces the launch of two new products: the 500C FET lunchbox compressor and the R53 3-slot horizontal 500 series rack with linking. These new products further deepen BAE’s high-quality offerings in the 500 series market and enable BAE users to assemble a fully featured channel strip from BAE Audio lunchbox units. Further, the company said it will be hosting special demonstration performances of its new Hot Fuzz guitar pedal with special guests Warren Huart, Pete Thorn and Nick Maybury.

“Our customers have enjoyed having access to BAE Audio quality in the 500 series format, and with the new 500C and the R53 they can now combine their BAE lunchbox pres and EQs with the 500C in an R53 rack for a custom all-BAE 1RU channel strip,” commented BAE Audio President Mark Loughman.

Analog Glue
The 500C represents two firsts for the company: it is both BAE Audio’s first FET compressor and its first 500 series format compressor. Based on the design of studio staple FET compressors of the '60s and '70s heard on countless hit records, the 500C features controls for input and output gain, plus the four selectable, time-honored compression rations of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. In addition to taming peaks, its premium components and classic circuit design add highly desireable analog warmth to your signal, making it an all-star for everything from drums to bass to vocals. Like all BAE Audio gear, the 500C is hand-wired in California to ensure the highest possible quality control.

Custom Channel Strip
The R53 accommodates any three 500 series units in a single rack space thanks to its horizontal configuration, and eliminates studio clutter with a built-in power supply. Switchable linking on the front of the unit allows users to pass signal from one slot to the next, allowing the creation of a customized channel strip by cascading a preamp into an EQ into a compressor. The R53 also sports the same rugged construction as BAE Audio’s larger 500 series racks, with a durable steel chassis, shielded wires on individual connectors, and XLR inputs and outputs.

Hot Fuzz
In September, BAE Audio launched its first premium guitar stompbox, the Hot Fuzz. The dual-stomp effects pedal combines the power of a classic top boost with a premium 70s-style fuzz circuit, creating a wide range of tone possibilities in a single device. At this year's NAMM Show, BAE will be hosting a series of guitar luminaries at its booth, providing attendees with an opportunity to dig into the Hot Fuzz live. The appearances will occur at 1 p.m. on from January 19-21.
  • Thursday, 1/19 – Pete Thorn, Mark Loughman
  • Friday, 1/20 – Warren Huart, Mark Loughman
  • Saturday, 1/21 – Nick Maybury, Mark Loughman
     
TEC Award Nomination
BAE Audio has also received a nomination Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules) category at the 32nd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for its 1066DL equalizer. The 1066 DL is based on the classic 1066 circuit, which features the same mic-line preamplification stage as the 1073, but with different frequency selections in its midrange band. These frequency selections give it a unique sonic palette that makes it a standout choice for a wide range of applications, including guitars. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom on January 21st.

BAE Audio, which has a long-standing reputation as a manufacturer of audio equipment faithful to vintage design specifications, has quickly established itself as a key player in the growing 500 series market by adapting its designs to the compact format and is sure to bolster that reputation with this year’s offerings.

The 500C and R53 will be on view in Hall A: Booth 6290. For more information please visit http://www.baeaudio.com/


About BAE Audio
BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound. For more information on BAE Audio, please visit our website at www.baeaudio.com.
 

Monday, January 9, 2017

STRIKEFORCE ELEGANT STEEL REVIEW


STRIKEFORCE

ELEGANT STEEL

HIGHVOLMUSIC

 

     What we have in a band like STRIKEFORCE is a perfect storm of killer songs and sing along chorus. This is a great hard rocking party album. Songs like "All about the Money", and "Let Me Rock U" are straight up no bullshit anthem rockers. This is pure rock and roll. I have not seen them live but I'm picturing all Marshalls and Gibsons for these boys. Amps cranked to 11 and cold beer flowing freely.
 

The album really picks up with "Falling Down" a nice little "Dr. Feelgood" style metal type number. Killer guitar solos abound throughout this album. "Live Action" and "Doomsday" only add more fuel to this hard rocking fire. Great album, Great band, great album cover.

7/10 Wolf Howls

 
 
 
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Stephen Pearcy's Smash album review

STEPHEN PEARCYSmash - Frontiers Music s.r.l.Release: 27 January 2017
Opening track is a killer intro and very atmospheric. reminding the listener at once of zeppelin meets ratt. very catchy melody.
The zeppelin comparison continues with " Shut Down Baby". Total zeppelin custard pie feel. Very tastefully done riff.
Lollipop is pure rock and roll fun. Tongue in cheek sexually charged rocker.
Other stand out tracks include : Rain, Want too much", and "I can't take it"
"Summers End" again revisits that classic zeppelin sound ala "Kashmir". It's a great song to close out the album and actually segues nicely back to song number one for a second,third and so on listen
8/10 wolf howls






Best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy has been working hard to complete his highly anticipated fourth solo album, while at the same time keeping busy performing shows across the U.S.

“I am very happy with the new music and the diversity of the songs. It's taken some time. I'm sure all the fans will be excited too,” says Stephen about the new album.

“Smash” was mixed and mastered by none other than the legendary Beau Hill, the producer of RATT's first four albums, among many other hit records. Stephen will be supporting "SMASH" with live dates in the U.S. and internationally.

With over 15 million records and gold and platinum long form videos sold in the U.S. alone with RATT, touring the world with over (20) albums to his credit with other ventures, solo projects, compilations, best of records, and other bands he created, there is no slowing Pearcy down.

Pearcy is an accomplished songwriter with credits on all of RATT's records through the years. "RATT" EP, "Out Of The Cellar", "Invasion Of Your Privacy", "Dancing Undercover", "Reach for the Sky", "Detonator", "Ratt".  Most recently, RATT's last studio album, "Infestation" was released a few years ago to rave reviews around the world.

Stephen is also a producer, composer, television program creator, art director, marketing director, owner/product creator of "Mic Knuckles" (hands free mic holder) and has also been involved in recording songs for TV and Movies and ESPN2 NHRA Drag Racing Series over the years. Additionally, he has been involved in sponsoring several top fuel dragsters and funny cars since the mid 80's-90's thru the 2000's.

CREDITS
STEPHEN E. PEARCY - Lead Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Musicians:
ERIK FERENTINOS - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Back-up vocals
GREG D’ ANGELO - Drums, Percussion
MATT THORN - Bass Guitar
CHRIS HAGER - Guitars, Lead Guitars on track (3)

 
      

Metallica's Hardwired Album Review


As a young proto-metalhead living in the hard streets of Riverside, Rhode Island we would all gather at whoever had the latest vinyl release and rock out for hours. Discussing techniques, listening to lyrics, guitar solos. The best albums offered up energy at its purest form. It transmitted from the vinyl grooves right into our little teenage brains. You could literally feel what the band or artist was trying to convey.
Metallica's latest release, Hardwired to self destruct offers up a modern day version of that same energy and spirit from days gone by. It is a powerful statement from a band that many had written off. One song...Now were all dead...that is the only song you need to listen to. But there are many, many more. This is grade a material from a group of artists who managed to capture their energy and channel it through this disc. This is real, this is power, this is the definition of  a classic metal album.
 Another great sign of a good, solid album is that you can listen to it over again. This album does that. Another sign is when you discover that moving beyond the title track you still find perfect gems of songs. Like Iron Maiden, and AC/DC before them, on this album there is not one weak or throwaway song. Yes we waited but damn it was worth it.

10/10 Wolf Howls

Track listing

All lyrics written by James Hetfield.

Disc one

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Hardwired"  
3:09
2."Atlas, Rise!"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:31
3."Now That We're Dead"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:59
4."Moth into Flame"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
5:50
5."Dream No More"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:29
6."Halo on Fire"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
8:15
Total length:37:13

Disc two

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Confusion"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:41
2."ManUNkind"  
6:55
3."Here Comes Revenge"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
7:17
4."Am I Savage?"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:29
5."Murder One"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
5:45
6."Spit Out the Bone"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
7:09
Total length:40:16

Disc three

Tracks 5–13 were recorded live at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, California on April 16, 2016, for Record Store Day. Track 14 was recorded live at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 20, 2016.
Deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lords of Summer"  
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Trujillo
7:10
2."Ronnie Rising Medley ("A Light in the Black" / "Tarot Woman" / "Stargazer" / "Kill the King")" (medley of Rainbow covers) 9:03
3."When a Blind Man Cries" (Deep Purple cover) 4:35
4."Remember Tomorrow" (Iron Maiden cover) 5:50
5."Helpless" (Diamond Head cover, live)
3:08
6."Hit the Lights" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
4:06
7."The Four Horsemen" (live)
5:19
8."Ride the Lightning" (live)
6:56
9."Fade to Black" (live)
7:24
10."Jump in the Fire" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Mustaine
5:13
11."For Whom the Bell Tolls" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Burton
4:32
12."Creeping Death" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Burton
  • Hammett
6:43
13."Metal Militia" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Mustaine
6:07
14."Hardwired" (live)
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
3:30
Total length:79:37

Personnel

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[48]

Metallica

Production