Archive for January, 2012

7 HORNS 7 EYES announces release date and track-listing for new album – Throes Of Absolution

Progressive, atmospheric, death-metallers 7 HORNS 7 EYES will be releasing their debut full-length album, Throes Of Absolution, on April 23rd, 2012 throughout Europe via Basick Records.

Featuring a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE) and already named one of Metal Sucks’ “Albums That Will Fuck Your Face Off In 2012”, this highly anticipated album has been many months in the making, but worth the wait!
In regards to the state of the band and their upcoming release, guitarist Aaron Smith comments: “7H7E has been on quite a journey since we embarked on recording this album, full of some big ups and downs– not the least of which being signed to Basick Records/Century Media, enduring a front-man change, re-recording all the album vocals, and sharing the stage with some great bands…and let me tell you—it feels amazing for us to know that we finally get to release this thing out into the world. Many of our fans have waited patiently for years for this record to drop, likely wondering at times if it ever even will, and we can’t thank them enough for sticking by us.  Here’s to our fans and to 2012 being a great new year for 7 HORNS 7 EYES!  See you on the road!
A teaser trailer for Throes Of Absolution can be viewed here, and the complete track-listing for the album is below.
Throes Of Absolution track-listing:

1. Divine Amnesty
2. Phumis: The Falsehood of Affliction
3. The Hill Difficulty
4. Cycle of Self
5. Delusions
6. A Finite Grasp of Infinite Disillusion
7. Vindicator
8. The Winnowing
9. Regeneration
The band previously released a digital single, entitled Convalescence, which can be purchased here on iTunes. In addition to the title track, the single also features two tracks from Throes Of Absolution (“Vindicator”, “The Winnowing”), so download your copy now to get your first taste of the latest from 7 HORNS 7 EYES!

FIREFALLDOWN To Release Debut Album In May


FIREFALLDOWN are  primed to launch their debut album ‘These Wounds’, under the newly formed Small Town Records sub-label, ‘Love Music Movement’, in May 2012. Dextrously forging enticing melody and hearty riffage with clever off-kilter phrasing, their debut album is as impassioned as it is seasoned, showcasing their adept ability to serve up colossal hooks alongside potent lyrics. The trio’s current video single and album header ‘These Wounds’ is currently gracing TV screens, and never ones to take it easy the band will also be headlining the 150 Fest UK-wide tour next spring. Keep an eye on these ones; they’re moving forward fast.

Powerhouse London three-piece FIREFALLDOWN aren’t your typical rock band. The band have robed themselves as sonic missionaries, intent on using the power of music to convey life’s larger messages of sacrifice, truth, and love. Far from softening their sound however, their collective drive pumps their music with passionate beats, skilfully tailored melodies, and a surprisingly hard edge. Taking cues from everything from motown and jazz to new wave and hardcore, they’ve cultivated an acutely polished sound akin to the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blink 182.

Spawned in London in the Summer of 2006, the Filipino-British trio hit the road relentlessly, touring throughout the UK, Philipines, Poland, and the U.S. Their vigorous live shows have been described as ‘dynamic, intriguing and underpinned by a refreshing intelligence’. They soon released two singles, which received airplay on Kerrang! TV, Scuzz, and XFM, and also bagged opening slots for rock kings ‘Coheed and Cambria’.

Genuinely anthemic… staggeringly well put together.”  – 5/5 BLACK VELVET MAGAZINE

“FFD are able to hone and focus their influences into a controlled, melody-driven sound, complete with positive lyrics and a smattering of restrained but punchy heaviness. This is fresh, summertime music. – ROCKSOUND MAGAZINE

-“The Filipino-British trio’s mix of soul rock collides with fast punk rhythms on this passionate debut single about following your dreams. Ones to watch.” 4/5 BIG CHEESE




Electro Industrial Metaller COLD RUSH signs with Rock N Growl

Germany’s Electro Industrial Metaler COLD RUSH have sign a worldwide management deal with ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT.

Comment from the band says “Finally the time has come…… the recording of our new album is almost finished, you may be curious. COLD RUSH will be harder, more melodic and catchy. With our new singer Matthias Kupka our album is more mature, without changing the character of the band, a real gain for COLD RUSH!!!

At their concert with MEGAHERZ on 17. March 2012 the band plan to unveil a Maxi CD, a small foretaste of their album. For more on this to fiollow.

Cold Rush “Daily Crime”

Dark, scary, stomping and mechanical just a few tags to the sound of COLD RUSH, a new German band ready to enter the gloomy fields of electronic hard beats and gothic metal sounds. Laid on machine-like rhythms, driving guitars and pounding basses dominate the sound of COLD RUSH. Crowned with massive hardcore-like vocals this breed presents itself as stylistic continuation of 90s industrial bands. COLD RUSH – A band from Munich, Germany releaesd in 2009 the debut album The Illness. The band played throughout Germany with MEGADETH, LAST INSTANCE, MONO INC., DEBAUCHERY, EQULIBRIUM, SUIDAKRA etc.

Since early 2011 the band is again in the studio and recorded their new studio album. With the new singer “Matthias Kupka”, well known from the bands SUIDAKRA and EMERGENCY GATE. MATTHIAS is a very experienced vocalist, with more than 200 live gigs all over Europe (EUROPE tour with KREATOR). COLD RUSH presents the new sound even harder, more melodic and powerful!


Matthias Kupka – Vocals
K.L. – Guitars
Ramirez – Bass
Flo – Drums
Wutzl – Guitars

15. March 2012 19:00, Rock’s, Nersingen


ION VEIN Set To Return To The Stage With TESTAMENT

Chicago based metallers ION VEIN will be making their return to the stage in a big way, opening for the legendary TESTAMENT at The Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL on Friday, February 10th.

In a statement released from the band: “We’re very excited to announce that our first show in support of IV v1.0, and our debut show with Scott and Rob, will be sharing the stage with the mighty TESTAMENT and Chicago’s upstart thrashers DIAMOND PLATE.  This is the perfect way to kick the IV v1.0 release cycle into high gear and we can’t wait to dial everything up live with all of you once again!

ION VEIN has made their first DR (digital release), IV v1.0, available for FREE for a limited time as a token of their appreciation for the fans’ continued patience and support. The band states, “We’ve been through quite a lot since the release of Reigning Memories in 2003, and the only thing that kept us going was the belief in the strength of the new material, so we hope you enjoy it… and remember to crank it loud!

IV v1.0 is available now at this location.
 The DR concept was developed by Mortal Music as taking a snap shot of an album of music and releasing it into the market a “chapter” at a time, so to speak, to allow it to work its way into the marketplace faster and to help alleviate the musical overload fans and press alike are experiencing these days with so many options available.  The full length album will then be available on CD at the end of the cycle for those that still collect physical product.  Added
ION VEIN founder/guitarist, Chris Lotesto; “We really like what the guys at Mortal have going on and think their approach to the new musical marketplace is exciting and innovative!  We’re really glad that we can be a part of helping to shape the way music can be presented to fans these days in the ever changing world of music!

The song “Enough” has been posted on YouTube at this location.


Irrepressible UK metal crew ‘K-Lacura’ are set to unleash their crushing debut album in Spring.

The  quintet set loose their tempestuous assault on the UK with the release of their debut album ‘Portraits of the Faceless’ on 16th April 2012, through all good digital outlets.

K-Lacura were founded in Didcot, Oxon in 2006 by school friends Stephen Stone (Bass) and Mark Lambourne (Drums), and fellow comrades Neil Raynor (Rhythm Guitar), Iann Gillian (Vocals) and Phillip Greenaway (Lead Guitar). The savy five-piece knew the script and what they wanted to create—a band that was not only energetic and exciting, but also burly and progressive. After countless rehearsals and intense writing, the diligent combo crafted a sound that is an enticing blend of edgy metal that undoubtedly delivers a strapping blow.

Now ascending through the ranks of the UK metal scene, K-Lacura are beginning to gain a glowing reputation for their full-bodied live performances that demonstrate the crew’s passion and devotion. By playing a host of shows throughout the spine of England, the Southern Metallers have managed to bag support slots with Glamour Of The Kill, Chthonic, and Ghosts Of A Thousand, as well as playing a cluster of headline shows along the way.

Pooling influence from the likes of Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, and August Burns Red, through to RATM and Limp Bizkit, K-Lacura offer a fresh outlook on the metal/metalcore crossover genre. In their debut record, entitled Portraits Of The Faceless,’ the band have tailored a sound and laid down a body of work that instantly goes for the jugular and bursts with blistering brutality and wizard riffery. The album offers ten stout cuts of prime metal, oozing ferocious beats, inventive licks, and hearty vocals that come raging out of your speakers with vicious power. The assiduous posse will take their new record on the road again this Spring, hitting the UK at every angle. Check out the band’s Facebook page for updated tour dates and prepare yourself for some sweat-drenched live action!

Conformist – ‘Savages Go Modern!’

Conformist the Cardiff based punk  cut-and-paste electronic maestro  has just released his new single ‘Savages Go Modern!’ digitally with its physical arrival coming on the 20th of February.

Conformist is the work of one man, Michael Simmons who with attitude and provocative intent expertly manipulates and reassembles intricate layers of sounds, sampling anything from cable TV shows, shopping channels, to talk shows and pornos, inspired by the dregs of TV. Forging these together, cutting and pasting, and editing to intricate and concentrated levels of complexity the 28-year-old based in Cardiff creates an aural tapestry of noise and dirt crusted sounds to bring a ‘… soundtrack to the cities seedy post-apocalyptic underbelly!’

New single ‘Savages Go Modern!’ rattles the senses’ cages with incisive sonic manipulations and slithers of caustic bright lights/seedy back street imagery, the tone and emotive fuel provided by his surroundings far removed from his quiet subdued beginnings in the picturesque village of Dale in Pembrokeshire. Fusing 8 bit analogue chip-tune melodies with thrusting scuzzed up scathing punk guitars and post-dubstep baselines, Simmons paints with sounds to conjure up impressions and visual reactions.

The track recalls the intensity and creative fusions gloriously brought forth by Pop Will Eat Itself though it is fair to say there is not the immediate accessibility here but ‘Savages Go modern!’ carries a harsher intent and invades with a slower consumption to satisfying effect. Dark wit oozes through the track too and its attentive deliberate construction flows with a smooth yet cutting and imposing effect making the track greedy and pleasing at the same time.

To this point Conformist has received strong interest and gained airplay on Steve Lamacq’s on R1 and Adam Walton’s Radio Wales show as well as good media coverage. Simmons is also the driving force behind Cardiff’s newest audio production facility, Smash Mastering, which is gaining a rapidly increasing strong reputation with its offering of mastering, mixing and acclaimed remixes. Already his work can be found on Cardiff band Kutosis’ track ‘Islands’ and Bury Me in LA’s ‘Young Lust Seekers’.

‘Savages Go Modern’ is an outstanding release that triggers eagerness for his forthcoming full length release in March. For more information and to sample the great sounds of Conformist check out the official website @

RingMaster 18/01/2012

Check out the track below: Registered & Protected

Voodoo Highway release their song “Till It Bleeds” For Free Download

Italian hard rockers Voodoo Highway in wishing you an ultra rocking 2012 and to thank everyone for the great help given  to the band in 2011 in making it a great year, will make available for TOTALLY FREE DOWNLOAD their song “Till It Bleeds” from January Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd… so be fast!

You can easily download the song on Voodoo Highway’s facebook page:

or on Reverbnation at the following address:

Check out the video for the song @