Neverworld Release Limited CD Single; ‘Midnights Abyss’
Metallers Neverworld return their symphonic-tinged brand of heavy metal to the forefront of the UK underground with their new limited single release ‘Midnight Abyss’.
Following a brief period of rejuvenation, the band have resurged with a new line-up and new music – ‘Midnight Abyss’ is the band’s first formal release featuring vocalist Frankie Arnold and guitarist Jonny Lang.
As ever, production of both the recorded music and accompanying video has been handled by the band via their imprint Dreamdemon Recordings; affording Neverworld the control to make their creative vision an exact reality.
‘Midnights Abyss’ will be released as a limited edition CD, featuring stunning three-panel artwork feature by story artist Andy Foster alongside several exclusive bonus tracks. ‘My Monster And I’ is an original track exclusive to the release, themed around the story of Jeckyll & Hyde. Meanwhile, opener ‘The Other Side Of Midnight’ serves as the first single from the band’s as-yet-untitled third album, set for release in Spring 2022 – ‘Call To The Fallen (Acoustic)’ and ‘Into The Abyss (Orchestral Edit)’ offer glimpses into the LP with alternate versions of upcoming tracks.
Three years on from the senseless violence of their second album, Graveyard Sessions, Manchester’s anti-heroes Wolfbastard are back! Walking the margins of civilised society and not giving a damn for your love or hatred, the belligerent beasts have returned with another chaotic platter of D-beat infused black metal, stained with the influence of crust punk and blackened hardcore. Everything has been turned up one more notch – the aggression, the speed, the violence, the attitude – and the result is the thirteen track nail bomb of Hammer The Bastards!Since bursting onto the scene in 2012 in an explosion of blood, beer and hate, Wolfbastard have established themselves as prime purveyors of the ugliest, grittiest most unrelenting sonic violence imaginable. Proudly and defiantly unacceptable, this band hit hard enough to punch through brick walls and have no regard for any collateral damage that may occur on their riff-fuelled rampage. Hammer The Bastards is the ultimate expression of their nihilistic destruction, the perfect distillation of their heavier than hell, irresistible metallic onslaught. Starting and ending in the tomb, from ‘Can’t Escape The Grave’ to ‘Graveyard Slag’, ‘Pissing On The Sacred Ground’ along the way, this is a one way trip to oblivion.
New label, Clobber Records, will loose the leash on the slavering Wolfbastard pack onJanuary 14th and Hammer The Bastards will be set free. Louder, harder and faster than ever before and just as up for the fight, Wolfbastard are ready to tear down anything that gets in their way. You’ll either be wielding the hammer or under the hammer – the choice is yours.
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Finland’s Amoth featuring Pekka Montin of Ensiferum on vocals are sharing their second single “It Aint’s Over Yet” off their forthcoming album “The Hour Of The Wolf”due out on January 28, 2022.
“This is a full-scale thrash attack with no mercy! This is about school bullying or bullying in general. We are totally against bullying! Unfortunately, it’s a thing that’s going on all around the world. Remember if you’re a bully that it may be over for you but it ain’t over for the victim. Things might get ugly if the bullied person decides to retaliate…” adds the band.
Amoth is a melodic progressive heavy metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Their third studio album “The Hour Of The Wolf” is a huge leap forward compared to their previous recordings “Revenge” (2016), “Crossing Over” (2011), “Wounded Faith (EP) (2008).
“This is by far our best album yet! Superior performances from all of the musicians. Much better production and songwriting. It’s not a fast-food album. Some of the songs are quite complex so it takes probably more than one listen to really get into!” comments Amothguitarist and main songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.
Amoth’s roots are strongly founded on 80’s heavy metal, but branch out in different directions with elements from progressive rock, thrash, and even jazz brought to the table.
The new album features Pekka Montin of Ensiferum once again as the lead vocalist and for the first time, there are also keyboards on an Amoth recording. Fans can expect insane vocals and virtuoso-like playing from all members of the band. The nine songs are very diverse, taking sudden twists and turns into unexplored territory. Amoth even offers up two Steve Vai / Joe Satriani-style instrumentals on this new full-length with tracks “Wind Serenade Part I” and “Wind Serenade Part II”.
Amoth‘s new album “The Hour of The Wolf” is recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Testament, Megadeth, Joe Satriani.
Track Listing: 1. Alice (4:46) 2. The Man Who Watches The World Burn (6:57) 3. Wounded Faith (4:31) 4. Wind Serenade Part I (2:02) 5. Wind Serenade Part II (5:20) 6. We Own The Night (5:34) 7. It Ain’t Over Yet (3:27) 8. Traces In The Snow (6:26) 9. The Hour of The Wolf (7:27) Album Length: 46:34
The Kasey Ferguson Show, which has been a staple of online radio in Canada since 2013 is proud to announce its new UK syndication on Radio Q and 121 Radio along with some special decade-themed episodes to air on Australian station Memphis Mayhem Radio 101.3FM in 2022.
RADIO Q CAMBERLEY (UK): http://www.radioquk.com/ (UK beginning on Sunday, Dec 5th at 10pm GMT / 5pm EST and every Sunday from then on)
121 RADIO (UK): https://121radio.com/ (Saturday, Nov 27th at 9pm GMT/4pm EST – The program will air every week in that time slot from then on. For the UK debut, Kasey has decided to air Episode 47 of his show in tribute to legendary photographer Mick Rock (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Queen) who recently passed away. The episode features not only an interview with Mick but also Ryan Roxie, guitarist of Alice Cooper and rafter-shaking ruckus from the likes of Big Sugar, Greystone Canyon, Colin James, Void Vator, and Kat Meoz.
About: The Kasey Ferguson Show is an exciting and one-of-a-kind podcast that spins great music from a diverse array of genres (with a particular focus on hard rock and metal) and provides in-depth interviews with bands, songwriters, actors, athletes, authors, celebrities, comedians, and those behind the scenes.
Since it’s debut episode in March of 2013 many notable guests have appeared on The Kasey Ferguson Show including Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses) and Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble, Joe Bonamassa), Grammy Award winners Alannah Myles, Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson, Olympic gold medalist Ross Rebagliati, Emmy award winning composer, Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek : Picard, Fargo) , Simon Wright (AC/DC) , Alan Cross (Legendary Broadcaster and Host of The Ongoing History Of New Music), Bruce Kulick (KISS , Grand Funk Railroad) , John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) , stunt driver and actor Kevin Waterman (Avengers : End Game, The Walking Dead, Fear Street trilogy) Tony Palermo (Papa Roach), Lexxi Foxx (Steel Panther), Dan “The Beast” Severn (UFC Legend and Hall Of Famer), John Corabi (Motley Crue), Tara Spencer Nairn (Corner Gas), Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham (Social Distortion), Jason Smith (former NHL Captain), Kevin Martin (Candlebox) , comedian Jim Florentine (That Metal Show, Crank Yankers), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Colin James, Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snakepit), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) , Linnea Quigley (The Return Of The Living Dead), Tony Moran (aka Michael Myers from the original 1978 film Halloween), Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason), animation director Yvette Kaplan (Beavis And Butt-Head), Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 and 4), internationally acclaimed artist Derek Hess, Bill Welychka (Muchmusic VJ), Tasha Reign (Porn Star and Penthouse Pet), Thom Mathews (Friday The 13th Part 6), Pete Agnew (Nazareth), legendary photographer Mick Rock (Queen, David Bowie, Iggy Pop), Grammy nominated producers Ulrich Wild (White Zombie, Pantera , Breaking Benjamin) and Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Korn, Hole), Bif Naked, director Adam Marcus (Jason Goes To Hell : The Final Friday) , Dan and Sal Canzonieri of Electric Frankenstein, pro wrestling legends The Iron Sheik, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Shane Douglas among many others.
Hosted and produced by the wise-cracking and often outspoken Kingston-based musician turned podcaster, Kasey Ferguson, this is an uncensored and raucous ride that speaks to those who are dissatisfied with what they hear on commercial radio. It’s Saturday Night Live meets Headbanger’s Ball, it’s Letterman for metalheads, it’s Mad Magazine for your headphones. It’s an irreverent, unpredictable and wildly funny program that Kasey himself describes as “craft radio”.
In addition to The Kasey Ferguson Show podcast, Kasey also hosted and produced a 25-episode radio version of The Kasey Ferguson Show, several interviews and a one-hour radio special for the terrestrial radio station, Amherst Island Radio 92.1 FM, a volunteer-run station serving the community in and around his hometown which streamed to the online world as well. This version of The Kasey Ferguson Show featured all-new content and became the most downloaded show on the station, a trend that continued even after the program went into reruns when he chose to leave the station in 2017.
Kasey then accepted an offer from internet station Q108, Kingston’s New Rock to produce a few specials, including the continuation of his annual Halloween series “The Haunted House Of Rock” which not only continues to this day but is often regarded by many fans as a staple of their Halloween celebrations each year.
Kasey is also an in-demand MC, hosting concerts, festivals, charity events, mixed martial arts contests, and horror conventions. He lent his musical talents to one of his past guests when he was tapped to compose and perform the theme song for UFC Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn’s MMA Promotion Dangerzone. Known to some for his writing as well, Kasey has written for several entertainment websites and magazines, the latest of which was penning a regular column, “Words From A Wild Card” and a cover story for 2nd Floor Sound Factory Magazine.
Most recently, Kasey created a custom program/station for The Cottage Coffee House in Westport, Ontario called “The Frothy Coffee Sessions” and began first-run syndication of The Kasey Ferguson Show in the US with the Ohio based rock station, KRMA Radio and in Canada with Hamilton, Ontario’s Alt Rock Radio.
On November 19 , 2021, the Belgian metalcore band CROWSVIEW released a new single called BITTER VICTORY on all streaming platforms. A music video was made to help promote the song and can be viewed on Youtube.
In May 2021, a new song (Bitter Victory) has been recorded in Studio Scampi, Waardamme (BE), which was produced, recorded and mixed by Dominiek Hoet.
Mastering was done by AK (Off To The Moon Studio, Pervijze BE).
The song will be released in November 2021 accompanied by a music video and will give people a proper idea of the direction CROWSVIEW is heading towards. The main focus is to release a new album in the second half of 2022.
Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Italy’s THE HUMAN TORNADO for the release of their upcoming album “Love Is Démodé” on March 11, 2022.
Offering a slab of smashing knock-out heavy groove rock, The Human Tornado has been making shockwaves since forming in 2014 in Bologna, Italy. The band made their debut in 2016 with their first full-length “Storm In A Ketchup” on Hidden Stone Records along with supporting touring bands such as Twelve Foot Ninja, Destrage, and Crazy Town.
The band comments on their signing:
“We are absolutely thrilled to release our new album “Love Is Démodé” with Rockshots Records. They are one of the most influential and active Italian labels dedicated to rock, metal, and all things heavy.”
The Human Tornado‘s sophomore follow-up “Love Is Démodé” was self-produced by the band with mixing and mastering done by Marco Paradisi at Boat Studio. The album will feature ten hurricane tour de force tracks that will leave fans breathless and eager to set the track listing on repeat from beginning to end.
“Every song is played with heart and soul and we wanted to explore new sounds, but without forgetting our heavy rock imprint, so we produced an intense groovy album with more melodic openings.” adds the band.
The lyrical concept behind the album is love, one of the strongest feelings of deep affection. It has different aspects and it can be addressed to another person, an animal, or a passion. But, if it’s pure, this doesn’t matter.
The band explains further:
“For some years this feeling of love has been declining, going out of fashion. In fact, in our society finding people loving what they do is increasingly difficult and often image, power, success are the most important aspects of life. Moreover, these goals are more and more often achieved by means of questionable actions and negative feelings. In this album we want to express our idea of love in particular towards music, showing in every single song even the dark and negative sides coming from love in our life.”
The Human Tornado will be revealing track listing, album artwork, singles and videos in lead up to the release of “Love Is Démodé”. To listen to their previous album and cover singles, please visit their Spotify and YouTube.
Star Wars Themed Death Metal ECRYPTUS Posts Teaser For EP “Kyr’am Beskar’gam” Coming January 2022
New EP “Kyr’am Beskar’gam” Out January 14th via SBDC Records (Slamming Brutal Death Community)
Originally hailing from Korriban, but now stranded in Atlanta, Georgia, Ecryptus plays Star Wars themed death metal and they have a new EP ready for metalheads across the galaxy. The release of “Kyr’am Beskar’gam”(Mandalorian for “Death Metal”) follows two demos (2002/2004); The Continuum LP (2005); Astral Crusades EP (2008) and a 7-inch single Rancorous (2018/2020). Each of these tells tales of the Dark side and its crusade against the tyranny of the rebel forces.
On “Kyr’am Beskar’gam”, four force reckoning tracks will tell stories of the Canon Arcane and will urge you to conscript to the dark side. The EP is due out January 14, 2022via SBDC Records (Slamming Brutal Death Community).
Once live shows are a regular occurrence again, Ecryptus is not one to miss. During their dramatic rituals, they wear armor and robes and dress the stage with trophies from recent death marks.
The epic Imperial galactic death metal of Ecryptus is recommended for fans of Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Suffocation.
Track Listing: 1. Cauterized Saber Wound Massacre (4:12) 2. Planetary Enslavement (5:07) 3. Compulsion to Disintegrate (4:12) 4. Digested Over a Thousand Years (5:40) EP Length: 19:12
Montreal’s CroMagnum unleashed their second EP “Born Free” this past September. Coinciding with its release, band vocalist and guitarist Maximus Rex shared his written and drawn comic book “Bigg Baby: Tales From The Id” to go with the digital version of the EP. Today, he’s proud to present the third issue due out on December 2nd and is now available for pre-order as a limited run of only 75 copies.”It’s a double-sized Christmas special, it tells two stories, and it also includes some extra ”Behind the scenes” kind of stuff…” adds Maximus Rex.
The comic book is offered in one of the three packages available below: 1. THE BIGG BABY: Issue 3 comic book…10$ 2. THE BIGGER BABY: Issue 3 comic+ signed in silver ink…15$ 3. THE BIGGEST BABY: Issue 3 comic+ signed in silver ink + personalized sketch… 20$ Shipping is an extra 3$ within Canada, and an extra 4$ for the United States. Add issues one and two (5$ each) to really make it worth your while, with no extra shipping costs!!!
The five tracks on CroMagnum‘s new EP “Born Free” take the listener on a range of musical journeys, from “End Your Slavery” encouraging you to get out of the doldrums and the despair of the prison you’ve let society put you in; to the true origin story as told in “Waterval Boven”; to the reflection of trust presented in “Congregation” with its fast and furious riffs that open up into an epic chorus. There is something for everyone on this release, as the creativity is endless, as shown in the band’s released music videos and comic books.
Fans who are left wanting more shouldn’t have to wait too long, CroMagnum was originally going to record a full album, but after a slight bit of turbulence among the ranks, it was decided to focus on fewer songs. The next EP, targeted for 2022, is pretty much completely written and waiting to be recorded.
Power, thunder, blood, sweat and tears, CroMagnum offers nothing less than in your face balls-out metal.
CroMagnum started when Maximus Rex and the original drummer parted ways with their previous band with an aim to keep it simple, heavy as fuck and stay as a three-piece. Since then, CroMagnum has evolved into its current form as the main duo of Maximus Rex on guitar and vocals, Gino LaPosta on bass.
With two EPs under their belts, 2014’s self-titled initial release and now 2021’s “Born Free”, CroMagnum embodies the human race’s struggle to climb out of the primordial ooze toward its future ascension to godhood. Lyrical content flows from anger, frustration, history, politics, government corruption, legends, and philosophy, complete with soaring melodies and punishing riffs.
Mythology. Tradition. Evolution. The beginning. The end. CroMagnum.
After their successful second album “Due” (Dynamit! on Rock Hard, 12/15 on Legacy magazine, Hot album on Metalitalia.com in Feb. ‘21)Blue Hour Ghosts return with a powerful and classy cover of the dark and experimental Queen masterpiece “I’m Going Slightly Mad”. The track is once again produced by Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (Fear Factory) and features a guest appearance of the talented multi-instrumentalist Jørgen Munkeby of Shining on saxophone. The cover song is meant to honor the great Freddie Mercury on the 30th anniversary of his passing (Nov 24, 1991).
“Despite our influences drawing from a very wide spectrum of metal, rock and pop subgenres, Queen has always been a major influence for all of us, and fully embody the spirit with which we make music: no boundaries, no clichés, total freedom, eclectic and elegant, while keeping themselves extremely effective, enjoyable and accessible. We wanted to honor the 30th anniversary of Freddie’s passing with something special, so we dared to give our take on one of the darkest, most sophisticated, and enigmatic songs of Queen’s discography. We were joined in this endeavor by none less than the great Jørgen Munkeby of Shining (Nor), who graced the song with a stellar performance on saxophone. And, more than ever before, this time our producer Giuseppe Bassi acted as our seventh Ghost and helped us give the track its unique, twisted, and modern feel. We hope that all of our fans and all Queen fans all over the world will enjoy our tribute to the One and Only.”
BLUE HOUR GHOSTS’ latest album “Due” was released on Feb 12th, 2021 and is the follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut album. Teaming up once again with Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (session musician for Fear Factory, Grenouer, Levania, Noveria), BHG’s“Due” is their sophomore effort continuing their blend of progressive, classic, gothic metal, and alternative rock.
Taking a fresh, powerful, and intense melodic assault, “Due” depicts a wide range of soundscapes ranging from full metal aggression to soft, acoustic atmospheres, passing through infectious and catchy hooks and refrains that will enthrall any music addict, along with sophisticated layered arrangements to satisfy the most demanding palates. Throughout the 9 songs, all the ghosts hiding in the blue hour are made alive in the deep and heartfelt narration provided by both music and lyrics, offering a unique and compelling listening experience.
Videos: Walking Backwards – YouTube (Visualizer) On Black Clouds”- YouTube (Music Video) Shine – YouTube (Lyric Video)
Track Listing: 1. Walking Backwards (4:01) 2. On Black Clouds (3:45) 3. Dead in August (5:12) 4. Damn Wrong (4:23) 5. Shine (5:19) 6. Fearless (4:00) 7. Lower the Wires (3:57) 8. Disheartened (4:27) 9. Involved/Bored (3:52) Album Length: 39:00
Album Credits: Ricky DC – Vocals Diego Angeli – Guitars Francesco Poggi – Guitars Simome Pedrazzi – Keyboards Matteo Malmusi – Bass Andrew Gunner – Drums
Produced by Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi for dysFUNCTION Productions Recorded and Engineered by Giuseppe Bassi Mixed and Mastered by Giuseppe Bassi All music and lyrics written by Blue Hour Ghosts Additional arrangements, keyboards, sound design and programming by Giuseppe Bassi Artwork concept and paintings by Blue Hour Ghosts Band photos by Patrizia Cogliati – Musicphoto Graphic layout by Francesca Dalla Costa – Secondalinea Officine Creative
Discography: Blue Hour Ghosts (Buil2Kill Records, 2016) Do You Believe in Ghosts? (Live) (Buil2Kill Records, 2018) Due (Rockshots Records, 2021)
“One of the best debut albums since a while in the melodic metal world. An album complete in itself, but with every track standing strong on its own as well.” – Lords of Metal (NL), 80/100
“A damn strong output, super catchy, with cool melodies and also varied, proggy, exciting and with great vocals, and all this as the debut. All attention!” – Crossfire Metal (DE), 85/100
“This band knows how to rock in a very catchy way!” – White Room (NL)
“Blue Hour Ghosts burst upon the scene with a flaming debut album, bringing out a breath of adrenaline and a compelling mix of modern prog, classic metal, aggressive rock and spine-chilling melodic traits” – Rock Hard Italy (IT), 8/10
“This is really a cool record, nothing is missing! Blue Hour Ghosts succeed right away from their first chapter.” – Metal Hammer (IT), 82/100
Now signed to Vicious Instinct Records, bruising New Hampshire deathcore outfit, Wretched Tongues, are ready to unleash the first single from their full length debut album, Ulter Praefinitum. ‘Into The Nothing‘ is a bone-breaking, brain-shaking assault of relentless savagery that sets out the Wretched Tongues manifesto in unflinching fashion. This song, this band are built to destroy! Colossal riffs and rabid vocals are driven forward by a monstrous rhythm section and this wickedly addictive song demands to be played again and again and again.
The Ulter Praefinitum album will be released on March 18th, adorned in the awesome artwork of Caelan Stokkermans(Vesperian Sorrow, Vomit The Soul, Abiotic etc) and it takes everything heard on Wretched Tongues’ previous EPs (Burial Grounds 2017, Death Eater 2018) and singles (The Absence Of Light 2019, Dismal; Eternal 2020) to the next level and beyond. This is where the pain really begins!
Watch ‘Into The Nothing’ now and be ready for Ulter Praefinitum on March 18th. Visit Wretched Tongues on Facebook Visit Vicious Instinct Records on Facebook Stream ‘Into The Nothing’ here Visit Vicious Instinct Records Bandcamp page Visit The Wretched Tongues Bandcamp page