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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


OUR FINAL HOUR to release ‘The Moving House’, on 24th June‏

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our final hour to unleash their bonecrushing new EP

Hailing from the shores of the Isle of Man, the industrious five-some draw from a glut of areas from the power of ‘Defeater’ to the ferocious energy of ‘Stick To Your Guns’ and ‘Pianos Become Teeth’. By harnessing these influences, yet unmistakably etching their own unique signature on their undertaking, the band have produced a sound that intelligently merges Hardcore, Metal, and Punk to powerful effect
The beginnings of the band were formed in 2008, and as is the case with many musicians, the pathway to the upper ranks of the music scene was not a smooth one. The band’s route has had its fair share of broken friendships, musical differences, line-up changes, and also a slew of financial difficulties. However, after a progressive five years, the resilient quintet have solidified personnel, relentlessly toured throughout the UK & Europe, and have built an impressive underground following by releasing two blistering EPs.
Our Final Hour now charge forward with the official release of their third EP ‘The Moving House’. Spitting out six tracks of venomous hardcore, the EP is laden with brawly riffs and enticing beats, and is driven by ferocious passion and true belief. From the visceral guitar swirls and pounding riffage of the opener ‘Four Years’ to the infectiously stomping beatings of their forthcoming video single ‘Autumn Breeze’, and on to the dynamic and snarling grit of ‘#LSBC’, it’s abundantly clear that Our Final Hour are extremely well drilled in the art of delivering a hell of a biting hardcore tune. This is backed even more so with the closing tracks to the EP where ‘Evergreen’ takes the listener down a weaving doom-laden corridor to hell and back, before the EP’s namesake, ‘The Moving House’, completes the record majestically with its stocky beats and atmospheric guile, not to mention, it’s colossal refrain.

WAKING THEO let loose ‘Reborn’ EP, on Monday 11th February‏



Hotly-tipped Northern metal crew ‘Waking Theo’ are primed to break out to the nation with their explosive new EP ‘Reborn’, which hits stores on Monday 11th February 2013.

Relentless and uncompromising, soaring and intricate, Waking Theo weld the brutal to the beautiful, creating music that distinctively walks the tight rope between the extreme and the accessible. With a vast cross-section of influences, stemming from classic thrash and metal through to modern-day melodic death and metalcore, Waking Theo carve out a sound that is undoubtedly their own.

Born in 2006 and busting out of the Yorkshire wilderness, the irrepressible quintet are 100% committed to the execution and construction of their craft. Through extensive gigging and intense rehearsing, Waking Theo have finely tuned their live show, which has led to them being selected for support slots with names such as While She Sleeps, Bleed from Within, Malefice, Trigger the Bloodshed, and many more. Not to mention the fact that the band were hand-picked for this year’s Bloodstock festival, where they eagerly showcased new material to a packed tent of avid metal fans.

But the road to rock stardom is rarely a smooth one, and changes in personnel have slightly hindered Waking Theo’s rise. In early 2012, the band parted ways with their original singer/co-founder soon after the release of their second EP ‘Ghost in the Machine’. The decision was based on the band’s unwavering drive and desire to make a solid impact on the modern day metal scene. Soon after, Waking Theo welcomed aboard Craig Gordon, a passionate and skilled vocalist who now fully completes the current line-up.

Now as an invigorated and revitalised unit. Waking Theo are set to firmly stamp their mark on the Brit metal scene as evidenced by their brand new 3 track EP ‘Reborn’, out this February. From the blistering opening of  their new video single ‘To the Lions’, to the whiplash riffery of ‘Downcast’, onto the track title ‘Reborn’, which heartily displays Craig Gordon’s immense vocal prowess, suitably bolstered by his compatriots’ weighty depth and impressive layering, it’s clear that Waking Theo have arrived. And with a full length album schedule for the later Spring, there’s nothing holding them back this time.

TRACKLISTING: 1. To The Lions; 2. Downcast; 3. Reborn.

BAND MEMBERS: Craig Gordon – Vocals; Ben Wright – Lead Guitar; Chris Town – Rhythm Guitar; Chris Giles – Bass Guitar; Chris Vinter – Drums.

Fuckshovel unleash video ‘Schizophonic’ + News announcement‏



Coming at you from the backstreets of London Town, metallic punks ‘Fuckshovel’ set loose the stunning video for ‘Schizophonic’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘This Is What We Are’.

Fuckshovel’s sound has been described as “an unrelenting mass of festering dragster groove primed with the DNA of old school Discharge disfigured and dispatched with the manic face down aggression of ‘Hotrod’-era Ministry being pummelled by Anthrax and spiked with crowd pleasing terrace styled choruses.”  Boasting a stunning concoction of old school metal melded with the attitude and drive of punk rock, the band have had stints with Cradle of Filth, Decimator, Basement Jaxx, Plan B, and remnants of Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam. The band drop their debut album ‘This Is What We Are’ on Monday, 18th February.

But in the meantime, check out the video for ‘Schizophonic’ over at

SECRET SPHERE Release New Album Trailer!

Following their recently signed  worldwide management deal with Rock N Growl, Italian metal masters SECRET SPHERE have a trailer for their upcoming new album “Portrait of a Dying Heart“.

“Portrait of a Dying Heart“ is the seventh LP from the band and is scheduled for a 2012 release date through Warner Music (Japan) and Scarlet Records (Rest of World).
According to a press release, “SECRET SPHERE, is a name guaranteed to make every metal freak’s heart beat faster with excitement and anticipation. Crediting bands like HELLOWEEN, ANGRA, DREAM THEATER and SAVATAGE as their biggest influences and featuring in their ranks singer Michele Luppi, SECRET SPHERE manage to honour the heritage of such big names while creating their very own brand of METAL.”

The Official Video Trailer for “Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the new album  can  be viewed below.


The band’s current line-up consists of g: Aldo Lonobile – Rythm and lead guitar, Michele Luppi – Vocals, Andrea Buratto – Bass, Gabriele Ciaccia – Keyboards, Marco Pastorino – Rythm guitars, Federico Pennazzato – Drums

DRIVEN to unleash ‘A Breakdown Of Character’ on 15th October


Brit riff-slingers ‘Driven’ serve up their enticing debut record ‘A Breakdown Of Character’ through all digital outlets on Monday 15th October 2012. Look out for tour dates, soon to be announced!

Hailing from Harrow and formed during the early part of 2011, newcomers Driven bring together a formidable sound by lifting from the progressive sorcery of Dream Theater and the unbridled power of Pantera, through to the old school riffery of Thin Lizzy. The Southern road warriors, comprised of Adam Leader (Vocals), David Mena Ferrer (Guitar), Rory Kay (Guitar), Hov Yardim (Drums), and Fazz Couri (Bass), have played shows whenever and wherever possible ever since their formation, sharing stages with the likes of Knuckledust, Painted Smiles (ex Sikth), Mortad, Daken, Skreamer, Sanguine, and Sedulus.

Driven have recently geared their focus towards recording, and this year the quintet marched into the studio to record with Phil Kinman at the helm. After a series of intense sessions, the band completed their debut record, entitled ‘A Breakdown Of Character’. The EP comes at you with all guns blazing and instantly spews out frantic drumming and hi-octane riffs to stunning effect. Ramming five songs of intensely contagious vocal lines, a stout rhythm section, and high paced Kirk Hammett-esque licks, the band have produced a blistering and admirable slice of modern metal. Now, armed with an army of fans, the stage is set for the band to kick on and to break out to the nation.

TRACKLISTING: 1. The Fool; 2. The Silver Lining; 3. Ghosts; 4. Vacant Throne; 5. Uproar.

Lay Siege sign with Monarch Records!‏

Northampton based foursome ‘Lay Siege’ have just signed with Monarch Records for a digital release of their blistering debut mini-album ‘Obolus’, which hits stores next month. Naturally, the band are stoked to join the label’s ranks, guitarist Jamie Steadman says “We’re extremely proud to be the latest addition to the Monarch Records family along with some of the most exciting up and coming bands!”.
The band drop ‘Obolus’ on 6th August, and the record is sure to take Lay Siege above the underground. The UK riff sluggers display a sound that has already been described in quarters as “deliciously sludgy” and “full of head-crushing riffs”. The record kicks off in fierce style with new video/single ‘Explorer’ which instantly pummels your ear drums into surrender with brutal riffery laced with impressive song writing dexterity. ‘The Ferryman’ continues in devastatingly savage fashion, spitting out further colossal rhythms that pound right into your grey matter. The intensity carries forward throughout ‘Glitches’ and ‘Wastelands’, where the band’s genuine guile bubbles to the surface. The metal chiefs finish the album with the immense ‘Solitary Confinement’, which loaded to the nines with biting guitar parts and enterprising breakdowns, turns and bends to snarling effect, suitably rounding off the record.
Look out for the band’s spanking new video ‘Explorer’ and check out the quartet in this month’s Rocksound magazine!