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RAVEN LORD Start Recording Second Album‏

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Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce to have started working on their second album.

In the latest edition for their video podcast RAVEN LORD TV bandleader and singer CSABA ZVEKAN with rhythm guitar player GEORGE KARAFOTIS, G.K “the kid” are talking about the recording sessions. The video can be viewed below:



The band recently got confirmed for R-MINE METALFEST 2013 and is scheduled to play main stage Saturday 22nd of June 2013RAVEN LORD also sent out a worldwide search for a suitable bass player for recording and touring. Bass players who think they fit the bill should send promo pictures and bio to


LAST TRANSMISSION release ‘All The Time In The World’, out 17th June‏

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Northern newcomers, Last Transmission, release their stunning new EP ‘All The Time In The World’, out Monday 17th June through all digital outlets.
Deliciously pooling together highly alluring melodic tunes backed with thoughtfully paced riffs, UK rocksters Last Transmission are set to be one of the breakthrough bands of the year!
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne and formed at the foot of 2012, Last Transmission were brought together by a mutual affection for Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers, and Jimmy Eat World.  Consisting of Michael Blackwell (Vocals/Guitar), Danny Pitson (Bass), Richie Davies (Guitar), and Adam Forster (drums), Last Transmission are here to make new friends and fans throughout the nation, and they have the perfect snare in the shape of their new EP.
Last Transmission’s eagerly awaited debut EP, ‘All The Time In the World’, is a true marker for a band on the rise. With soaring rhythms and almost effortlessly crafted alt-rock melodies, the quartet have sculptured a record brimming with real sincerity and packed with carefully woven riffs and peppered with enticing hooks. From the anthemic and deliciously tuneful opener ‘All You Left Behind’, to the melodic beatings of ‘Anything To Anyone’, and the stalwart craftsmanship of ‘Mess You Make’ and ‘24’, through to the vigour and hooky refrain of ‘Separate Ways’, ‘All The Time In The World’  is set to send the band into orbit!

 Last Transmission Cover Artwork

REAPER IN SICILY debut album ‘Islands’, out 10th June‏

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Fast moving Brit tunesters “Reaper In Sicily” continue their rise with the launch of their new album ‘Islands’, out Monday 10th June through all national outlets.
Packing together the infectious wizardry and guile of The Used and Kids In Glass Houses fused with the muscular vigour of Rise Against, Reaper In Sicily have produced a sound that will blow your face right off. The South Wales riff beasts are equipped with the tools to ensure that they will explode this year!
Formed in 2009, soon after introducing themselves to the scene Reaper in Sicily won best unsigned live act by Kerrang! Magazine. The self-proclaimed ‘Power pop’ five-some then went on to sign a record deal with Search and Destroy Records and Raw Power Management. The band’s first single ‘We Are The Show’ received widespread rotation on TV screens throughout the nation, and the record received extensive critical acclaim, including radio airplay on BBC Radio One.
Sadly though, in March 2010, Matthew Jenkins (guitarist) was diagnosed with leukaemia, and the band were instantly placed on a hiatus until the guitarist was well enough to play again. Reaper returned later that year and promptly released two new EPs, appeared at both the Reading and Leeds festivals, and clinched support slots for everyone from Kids In Glass Houses, The Subways, Max Raptor, Attack! Attack!, Mallory Knox, Hawthorne Heights, Fightstar, The Xcerts, Straight Lines, I Spy Strangers and Evarosa, to Hildamay, and many many more.
Now armed with their explosive debut album ‘Islands’, which was recorded by Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend & Kids In Glass Houses), the highly-rated five-piece are set to stamp their name firmly on the scene. The album is a prominent piece of modern high energy rock. From its captivating opener ‘50’, to the aptly titled ‘Chuck Norris Got A Chainsaw’ which grabs a hold of your particulars, through to their new video single ‘Horizons’, and onwards to the majestic title track ‘Islands’, the band have sculptured a record that lavishes pounding riffery, soaring melodies, and earnest energy to the listener. With a full UK tour sketched out for the early part of the summer, the band are poised and ready for dizzy heights!
 Reaper In Sicily Album Cover Artwork

REAPER IN SICILY Return with explosive new single.

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UK rock upstarts “Reaper In Sicily” are braced to up the ante with their brand new single ‘Horizons’, out 25th March, taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Islands’, which is also due for national release on 10th June.
Combining the contagious fluency and dexterity of The Blackout and The Used meshed with the biting attack of Rise Against, Reaper In Sicily have crafted a sound that will blow your face right off. The South Wales riff merchants have everything in place to set loose their spanking new single ‘Horizons’, and debut album, as they look to explode in 2013.
Originally spawned in 2009, Reaper in Sicily hit the scene with instant impact and soon won best unsigned live act by Kerrang! Magazine. The self-proclaimed ‘Power pop’ quintet then went on to sign a record deal with Search and Destroy Records and Raw Power Management. The band’s first single ‘We Are The Show’ graced TV screens throughout the nation, and the record received widespread critical acclaim, including radio airplay on BBC Radio One.
Sadly though, in March 2010, Matthew Jenkins (guitarist) was diagnosed with leukaemia, and the band were instantly placed on a hiatus until the guitarist was well enough to play again. Reaper then made an astonishing come back at the Reading and Leeds festivals in support of their debut EP ‘Eden’. The Welsh five-some then went on to release their sophomore EP ‘Chapters’ and extensively toured throughout the UK  in support of it, playing with everyone from Kids In Glass Houses, The Subways, Max Raptor, Attack! Attack!, Mallory Knox, Hawthorne Heights, Fightstar, The xcerts, Straight Lines, I Spy Strangers, Evarosa, Hildamay, and many many more. Towards the end of 2012, Reaper In Sicily bedded down at Longwave Studio with Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend & Kids In Glass Houses) at the controls, to record their self-funded Debut Album ‘Islands’.
Now loaded to the gills with a stunning debut album, the spirited five-piece release their record’s first single ‘Horizons’, out Monday 25th March. ‘Horizons’ is a glaring statement of intent from the band. Hugely anthemic with cut throat riffery, soaring melodies, and raucous energy, the single is destined to propel the quintet’s profile, and with further touring in the works for the late summer/autumn period, and the national launch of the album in June, there’s no stopping Reaper this time!
=The album, ‘Islands’,  is set  for national release on 10th June, and new single ‘Horizons’ is out Monday 25th March.=

BAND MEMBERS: Rhys Bernardo (Vocals); Jonny Chappell (Guitar); Matthew Jenkins (Guitar); Mike Evans (Bass); and Damon Mikes (Drums)

FOR FANS OF: The Blackout, Billy Talent, Rise Against, Kids in Glass Houses,

Black Market Serotonin put ‘Irons In The Fire’, out on 25th February‏


Black Market Serotonin Online Promo ShotHopefully bands like Black Market Serotonin will soon be acknowledged and praised for what they are: rock bands with a surfeit of ideas, minds open to all possible outcomes and the passion to turn them into music with authentic depth and power’ ~ Dom Lawson, Classic Rock Presents: Prog
Industrial-progressive unit ‘Black Market Serotonin’ release new video single ‘Irons In The Fire’ on Monday 25th February, taken from their debut album ‘Something From Nothing’ released through Superstar Destroyer Records and all digital stores on Monday 29th April 2013.
On Irons In The Fire, Black Market Serotonin deliver their sharpest statement from upcoming full-length Something From Nothing. From an intro that recalls Nine Inch Nails, chorus that could be Origin of Symmetry Muse and wall-of-sound riffage that harks back to the glory days of Tool and Deftones, it’s clear that these guys enjoy the heavier things in life. Wrapped in a veil of rich melodies the overall effect is not the blunt instrument you might expect; it’s surprisingly accessible, even if it’s still music to headbang to.
Born in 2010 and hailing from Manchester, Black Market Serotonin feature the talents of Andrew Pimblott  (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards/Samples), Lee Campbell (Bass Guitar), and Michael Colman (Drums/Percussion). The trio met during their University days, and aided by their mutual fondness for thoughtful and progressive rock, they soon became firm friends. After many months of intense rehearsals in Colman’s basement fuelled by caffeine, sleep depravation, and a lack of light, the band emerged with their debut EP Deadbyfiveoclock. The record was released in the Spring of 2011 and garnered widespread praise and accolades from many online publications and bloggers.
Now with indie label Superstar Destroyer putting out the record, Something From Nothing will be unleashed on the nation this Spring. Firstly, the band release a taste of things to come – the brand new video single Irons In The Fire which is lifted from the album. ‘Irons’ perfectly showcases the band’s deft ability to unleash a concise piece of engaging post-rock with measured synth work and vocal lines, all to stunning effect. Black Market Serotonin have arrived.
BAND MEMBERS: Andrew Pimblott – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards/Samples; Lee Campbell – Bass Guitar; Michael Colman – Drums/Percussion.
FOR FANS OF: Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Porcupine Tree.

MYSTERY BLUE Reveal Album Release Date, Cover Artwork, and Track Listing

French heavy metallers MYSTERY BLUE will release their 7th album, “Conquer The World” on December 21 worldwide via Road Show Productions.

The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger, Rebellion) at Black Solaris Studios, Frankfurt, Germany. The artwork and booklet was created by Jobert Mello, Sledgehammer Graphix (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Thunderbolt, Benedictum). Andreas Babuschkin (Paragon) feat. special guest vocals on the song “Running with the Pack“.

A rough studio version of the track “Running with the Pack” feat. Andreas Babuschkin of Paragon can be streamed using the YouTube player below.


MYSTERY BLUE’s current lineup includes female singer Nathalie Geyer, guitarist Frenzy Philippon, bass guitarist Matt Gabnai and drummer Vince Koehler.

The foundation of MYSTERY BLUE dates back to 1982
Originally founded by the guitarist FRENZY PHILIPPON, MYSTERY BLUE rather quickly became a household name in the world of Hard Rock, as we called Metal in those pioneering days. The band released two successful albums, the eponymous debut long-player MYSTERY BLUE (AXE KILLER RECORDS), followed by CIRCLE OF SHAME (DREAM RECORDS/CBS), and toured Europe with big guns such as MOTÖRHEAD, DEF LEPPARD, SAXON, VENGEANCE, and fellow “Frenchies” H-BOMB and SATAN JOKERS… read more

Video teaser of “Conquer the World“:

Today True Metal doesn’t get any better than MYSTERY BLUE. Get ready to bleed!

“Conquer The World” track listing:

01. Conquer The World

02. Innocent Crime

03. Running With The Pack

04. Evil Spell

05. Cruel Obession

06. Ticket To Hell

07. Keep On Dreaming

08. Road Of Despair

09. Behind Those Walls

10. Guardian Angel

11. Accroche-Toi À Tes Reves (bonus track)

The Cellophane Flowers new album Staring At The World to be released December 3rd

The Cellophane Flowers new album Staring At The World to be released December 3rd‏

Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
 -“Female-fronted slightly offkilter driving pop from London.

Electric Banana – “Staring At The World is an eclectic collection of everything right within indie music. From mysterious otherworldly swells to the no nonsense drive of honest rock The Cellophane Flowers enlists a great future promise” 5/5

Ringmaster Review – “Staring at The World engages thoughts and imagination like the sun invites the day, with warm mesmeric charm veined with heated enterprise. The Cellophane Flowers is a unique melodic joy to soundtrack steamy days and sultry nights.

The Cellophane Flowers are a four piece hailing from all different corners of the world, but settled in London, have taken elements of an eclectic variety of different music and influences to create a gorgeous anthology of sensational indie pop. The album was produced by Dave Allen (The Cure / Depeche Mode / Human League / The Charlatans), and it’s a great continuation from the critical success gained from their recent EP If I Was A Girl, which came out last year.

The ‘Flowers are the masters of driving, quirky pop. Their songs reflect an eclectic array of influences from tribal drumming to West Coast alt-rock to the dark tinge of 80’s pop. Though bustling with ideas, the band leaves the sublime vocals of singer Francesca Corradini with the room to bring their songs to life – there are no superfluous special effects, the organic feel of the music would be perfectly suited to vinyl, a fact that hasn’t escaped the band who always give their CD artwork an LP look and feel.

Staring at the World offers beautiful, delicate vocals infused with haunting melodies, encapsulated in splendour and driven by passion and bursting with modern day tales. If you’re searching for a delicious new album that’s reminiscent of PJ Harvey, The Smiths, The Magic Numbers and the National, thenStaring at the World was made for you.

In their own words, the band explain:

“The ‘Flowers are a force to be reckoned with, leaving unsuspecting audience members dazed and enthused through their whirlwind of sounds, instrument swapping and short but incredibly sweet live sets.”

The Cellophane Flowers are highly excited and very proud of their latest collection, and Nick states:

Creating this album and working with Dave is the most inspiring thing we’ve ever done. We’ve properly mixed it up with our approach to each song – it’s an ‘album’ so we wanted to get the variety of what we do in there. But it’s all held together with some dark lyrics, great hooks and catchy melodies. “

Staring at the World Tracklisting:
1. Voices
2. The Promise
3. Pendulum Eyes
4. Forever Lost
5. Tears of a Clown
6. Rock ‘n’ Roll
7. Belinda
8. Time
9. Lucky Day
10. In a Hole

More Praise for Staring at the World:

For Folk Sakes – “It has a homage to Phil Spector…then morphs into a haze of lo-fi production which is lovely to fall into.

Music She Blogged – “This album is fantastic. Mixing elements of folk (harmonica!) with 80’s space-pop and only the good parts of the alt rock genre of today.

Gold Flake Paint – “a fresh-faced blast of subtle art-rock driven forward by the charmingly unique vocals of Francesca Corradini

To keep up to date with the band, check out: