Archive for November, 2011

BASICK RECORDS sign The Algorithm & Skyharbor

BASICK RECORDS sign 2 new acts: The Algorithm & Skyharbor

BASICK RECORDS have expressed their pleasure in welcoming two exciting new international acts to its ever expanding roster: French electro-metal producer THE ALGORITHM and Indian progressive metal band SKYHARBOR!
The signing of these two new acts further cements BASICK’s reputation as a solid choice for some of the world’s most progressive and forward thinking artists.

The brainchild of talented producer Rémi GallegoTHE ALGORITHM infuses modern metal breakdowns with a menagerie of electronic subgenres such as IDM, chiptune and breakcore to concoct his own potent style of fiercely heavy music.
After a successful premiere of his live show at this years Euroblast Festival, Rémi will now be focusing on playing more shows around Europe, including a BASICK showcase in London, scheduled for early next year.

THE ALGORITHM will release a new single ‘Tr0jans’ (which includes new versions of the tracks ‘Isometry’ and ‘Antikythera…’) and a new, as yet untitled album via BASICK in early 2012.
More details to follow.
Stream the track ‘Isometry’ from the forthcoming single here:
http://soundcloud.com/basickrecords/the-algorithm-isometry

Starting out as a simple bedroom studio project, guitarist Keshav Dhar has seen SKYHARBOR quickly evolve into one of India’s hottest metal prospects, with huge admiration coming in from some of the biggest names in metal worldwide.
An astonishing amount of buzz also surrounded the bands first ever performance at the Bacardi NH7 Festival in Pune, India earlier this month, where they played to over 1,000 people and were one of the weekend’s highlights.

The long awaited debut album from SKYHARBOR promises to be a landmark release for the Indian independent music scene, in no small part thanks to the incredible number of international guest appearances it will see, including the likes of Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth), Daniel Tompkins (exTesseracT), Vishal J. Singh (Amogh Symphony) and Sunneith Revankar (Bhayanak Maut).

SKYHARBOR will release the debut album ‘Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos’ worldwide via BASICK in early 2012.
More details to follow.
Stream the track ‘Celestial’ featuring Marty Friedman and Dan Tompkins here:
http://soundcloud.com/basickrecords/skyharbor-celestial-edit

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MALOKAI, THE UK HIGH OCTANE POWER POPSTERS TO RELEASE NEW EP AND VIDEO

HIGH OCTANE POWER POPSTERS MALOKAI RELEASE NEW EP AND VIDEO AND CONTINUE EXTENSIVE TOURING THROUGHOUT THE UK.

Melodic Punksters MaLoKai will unveil their brand new EP ‘Heart Beats’ on Monday 13th February 2012, through Nameless/Faceless Records and all digital sources. The Punk-poppers merge engaging fast-paced rock with tantalising pop hooks to create a sound that is undeniably contagious and alluring.

Originally formed in 2007, MaLoKai had a series of line-up changes during their early years with meandering guitars and bassists weaving into and out of the band, however the nucleus of the band managed to move forward. Continually touring and recording, they built up a sturdy underground UK fan-base in the process. Critical acclaim and impressive responses were amassed from many quarters for the band’s debut album ‘Perception Of Reality’. However MaLoKai felt that they had yet to find their true potential, and so decided to part ways with members that could not commit and drafted in new recruits. Now with a fully solidified line-up consisting of Alex Greig (Vocals &Guitar), Andy Bell (Guitar), Dack Powell (Guitar), G Suaznabar (Bass) and Dave Williams on drums, and fuelled by countless rehearsals and extensive writing under their belts, the energised quintet have crafted their sound and have a new vigour for life.
The irrepressible punksters headed to the recording studio during the summer of 2011 to lay down tracks for their new EP and they came out of the studio with a real belter of a record. The EP features six blistering tunes loaded with up-tempo arrangements, soaring guitars, and infectious choruses that’ll require a crowbar to prise out of your head. From the ridiculously catchy ‘Rumours’, through to the record’s namesake ‘Heart Beats’, and the stomping ‘What’s Inside’, the UK melodic mobsters have produced a record that is stacked with killer hooks and contagious kinetic energy!

–MaLoKai will tour throughout the UK in 2012 in support of their spectacular new video and explosive new Ep ‘Heart Beats’, out 13th February 2012 —

SOUND OF GUNS RELEASE NEW EP ‘SILICON’

SOUND OF GUNS
RELEASE NEW EP ‘SILICON’ IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLEDGEMUSIC ON JANUARY 9TH

THE EIGHT TRACK EP FEATURES BRAND NEW TRACKS INCLUDING ‘SILICON’ FROM UPCOMING SECOND ALBUM

Following their extremely successful 2011, which saw the band gain legions of new fans thanks to their incendiary live shows up and down the country, Sound of Guns will be releasing their ‘Silicon’ EP via PledgeMusic as a pre-cursor to their upcoming second album, released in March.

 

The EP will feature eight tracks, including the title track which features on the new album, other new tracks, rarities and some early demos showcasing where the band came from and what to expect in the coming months.

 

The team-up with the PledgeMusic site allows fans to buy numerous exclusives such as VIP experiences, limited edition t-shirts, hand written lyric sheets and even the chance to jam with the band as well as a free download of the EP itself.

 

Speaking on the partnership, PledgeMusic’s MD Malcolm Dunbar said:

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with such an exciting band as Sound of Guns and their label, Distiller Records. The hard work the band have put into touring over the past few years gives them the perfect groundwork for working with us at PledgeMusic.”

With big things to come in 2012, it’s the perfect opportunity for fans to get involved and be part of the experience and to top it all off, proceeds from the pledging will go to the bands’ chosen charity Help For Heroes.

www.soundofguns.co.uk   /   www.pledgemusic.com/projects/soundofguns

The tracklisting for the ‘Silicon’ EP is:

1. Silicon
2. Godless Rain
3. Remember The Empire
4. So This Is Our War
5. Lightspeed (Churchill Demo)
6. 106 (Churchill Demo)
7. Collisions (Crypt Session)
8. Magnesium Seas (Crypt Session)

FURYON HEADLINNG “THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012

FURYON HEADLINNG “THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND”!

UK’s best new metal band FURYON will be headlining on Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 at the THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012 – SCOTLAND.

Other bands on the festival are: Kyrbgrinder, Mordax, 15 Times Dead, Seethe and Black Acid Souls, Arthemis, Achron, Spyritus, Cypher16, Huron, Bacchus Baracus, Let’s Play God

 

 

THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012 – SCOTLAND

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276783405688398  
The Arctic Festival – Scotland
The Classic Grand, Glasgow
Saturday 21st + Sunday 22nd April 2012
Age 14+
£10 Day Tickets
£15 Weekend Tickets
www.classicgrand.com
www.furyon.net
www.rockngrowl.com

UK Pop-punksters PROMISE ME TOMORROW to release debut mini-album ‘Through It All’

PROMISE ME TOMORROW DEBUT MINI-ALBUM AND UK TOURING!

UK pop-punksters are to release their spanking new mini-album ‘Through It All’ on Monday
23rd January 2012, through all digital stores.

High flying Promise Me Tomorrow are ready to set senses alight in 2012 with their debut mini-album ‘Through It All’. The energetic quartet have a clear focus and a hearty affection for catchy up-beat punk rock. Pulling inspiration from the likes of Kids In Glass Houses, Jimmy Eat World and You Me At Six, Promise Me Tomorrow cunningly weave infectious melodies and up-tempo song structures to stunning effect.

Formed in early 2010, South East Kent rockers, Promise Me Tomorrow, wasted no time in cutting their teeth on the local scene by playing a host of shows throughout the South. After a cluster of highly successful regional performances, the foursome continued their ascent by widening their reach to rack up further shows throughout the whole of the UK. Along the way, the lively upstarts notched up many impressive supports with the likes of Francesqa, Army of Freshmen, Pegasus Bridge and Jody has a Hitlist, Paige, Summerlin and The Morning Of. With these profile dates and a growing reputation for delivering an explosive live performance, the hard-working quartet have greatly expanded their appetite and fanbase.

To further their climb, the band released their debut single/video ‘You Haven’t Seen The Best Of Me‘, (cut by Sitcom Soldiers – ala Funeral For A Friend, DSHS, Fightstar). The single has helped to provide even greater awareness of the band and has set the scene for the four-piece to unleash their explosive debut mini-album ‘Through It All’ this January. The record is packed to the rafters with killer hooks and contagious melodies, from the hook heavy refrain of their past single ‘You Haven’t Seen The Best Of Me’, to the instantly delectable ‘More Than You Know’, which perfectly kicks off the record in supreme style. The release is sure to propel the energetic quartet to the higher echelons of the UK Brit-Rock fraternity in 2012 and beyond.

 –PROMISE ME TOMORROW RELEASE ‘THROUGH IT ALL’ ON MONDAY 23rd JANUARY 2012–

www.facebook.com/promisemetomorrowuk

Manchester Metalers Allerjen to release new album ‘Equilibrium’.

ALLERJEN

THE IRREPRESSIBLE MANCHESTER METAL MERCHANTS RELEASE POWERHOUSE NEW ALBUM!

Northern bruisers spit out their blissfully brutal and brand new full length album ‘Equilibrium’, on Monday 20th February 2012 through Brutal Elite Records/PHD and available through all major digital stores.

Underground UK Metal crew ‘Allerjen’ return to the fold this February with their explosive new record ‘Equilibrium’ and it’s undoubtedly worth the wait. ‘Equilibrium’ is a hearty crossover-mix of Prog, Metal, and Deathcore. The cuts on the record are hard edged, gut-busting and superb on all fronts. Tracks such as the mighty ‘Destroyer Of Worlds’, ‘Treachery By Thy Name’, and the vicious ‘Hunter’ meld together stout beats with ear shattering riffs, capped with a vocal delivery that will refine your senses.

Originally formed late 1999 under the moniker ‘Sphere’, the early incarnation of the band faced many challenges, including a series of line-up changes, before they finally became Allerjen during the summer of 2002. The band suffered another set back in 2003 when they replaced drummers, however Paul Tarbuck stepped up and more than effectively filled the void, galvanising the crew by adding depth and a new-found momentum to the band. Ever since 2005, Allerjen have progressed and amassed a sturdy fanbase through regular UK touring and the output of considered, but quality releases. Through appearances at the Damnation Festival, consecutive slots at the Godless Festival and sharing stages with everyone from Sepultura, Amen, Man Must Die, Biomechanical, Skindred, Khanate, through to the The Inbreds and Forever Never (where the band secured all seven dates on their headline UK tour), the band have managed to cement a place for themselves as a prominent UK underground metal band.

In 2006 & 2007 the band continued to tour the UK to build up steam for the release of their debut full length album “No Guts, No Glory” which hit stores through Psychophonic Records in 2008. The record sparked wide critical acclaim and racked up nationwide coverage, including numerous covermount CD slots with the likes of Metal Hammer, Powerplay, Terrorizer and Zero Tolerance. Throughout 2010 Allerjen took time out and regrouped. During this period the band became a four-piece and drafted long time friend and guitarist Audie Harrison into the mix. Now with a new lease on life and armed with a killer new album, Allerjen are back, bolder and more robust than ever.

 

http://www.facebook.com/allerjen         http://www.allerjen.com/

UK’s FURYON launch New Website!‏

UK’s best new metal band FURYON launched a brand new website which was completely redesigned with the help of Rock N Growl and Anestis Goudas.

Check out the band’s new website at www.furyon.net

As previously reported, FURYON signed a deal with Rock N Growl Management with the insight of taking their music to the masses.

ROCK N GROWL & FURYON are currently shopping the album “GRAVITAS” (produced by Rick Beato – Shinedown, Fozzy), to securing a record deal very soon.

 

Press:
Allan Price (European Music Manager Monster Energy)
“There are few bands that while watching them really make you want to give up what you’re doing and become a rock star. FURYON are on of those bands.”

Chris Ingham (Group Publisher Classic Rock, Metal Hammer)
“I’ve seen hundreds of unsigned & unknown band in my career. Only a handful of them made me stand up and take any notice. Only one of them made me do that from the very first listen and that one band was FURYON.”

Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)
“Do you like massive hooks? Do you like world-class guitar playing? Do you like music you can bang your head to, stamp your foot to, drive to and f*** to? Yes? Then, even if you’ve no yet heard them, FURYON are already one of your favourite bands.”

www.furyon.net
www.rockngrowl.com
www.anestisgoudas.com