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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

NOVEMBER RELEASES- SKAM UNLEASH NEW SINGLE "ONE TRACK MIND " FT PAUL MAHON (THE ANSWER) VIA X RAY RECORDS

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  SKAM  release new single & video ' One Track Mind ', featuring Paul Mahon (The Answer)  today, 30th November, out on X-Ray Records. This track sees the boys express the darker side of the SKAM sound. The track tells the story of a man with insomnia, the trouble he has getting to sleep and the thoughts in his head. All be it for a chilling reason...inspired by the strange notion that even the most innocent can have dark secrets and things hiding in the shadows. The track features a guitar duel outro by Steve Hill of SKAM and Paul Mahon of 'The Answer' makes a guest appearance to add some further fire. Steve says: " The Answer were the first band to take us on the road so will always have a special place in our hearts, Paul has become a good friend and has some serious face melting skills so I could think of no one better to offer out to a guitar duel for our track "One Track Mind" we were overjoyed when he agreed and we are so proud of the result&quo

SONG OF THE DAY- HARRIET COMFORT-THE OTHER SIDE

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Words by Anselm Anderson East London Rockers' Harriet Comfort mark their return with The Other Side, released November 27th will be the follow up to debut single Time is Now.( Click here to read the review ) The band took full advantage of the recent lockdown, and the " rules of six", to complete recording with producer Peter Maher live in the studio. Ryan Pinson helped mix the track, inspired by a night out with some unsavoury characters.  Harriet Comfort brings to life experiences to deliver a bluesy number that steeps to their depths to play to their strengths. The empowering presence of Amy Church on vocals produces a sultry essence to the backdrop of eerie keys and soaring guitars. Bassist Rick Gold's driving basslines rumble along to Sean dalton's timely drumbeats. The song builds tension, as Church conveys a solitary figure. The dark overtones quickly explode into a catchy chorus. as atmospherics change to the increasing tempo. Guitarist Brett Mcfarlane add

November releases: Warped releases new single "Raised By Goats" on December 8th via Golden Robot Records

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WARPED release their new single 'Raised By Goats' on 8th Dec, out on Golden Robot Records.  Hailing from Geelong, Australia WARPED are a 3-piece band that have been around the traps for 30 years and are highly respect scene veterans. WARPED have earned a deal with Golden Robot Records and their new single Raised By Goats drops on 8th December.   WARPED bring you a crunchy hard garage sound that blends in some chunky desert rock with an added Henry Rollins-esque aggression.   Raised By Goats features crunching riffs and bombastic beats that are matched by intense and angsty vocals. It is highlighted by tongue in cheek lyrics about cults and urban myth and conspiracy theories. Barely into high school, Ben Watkins with his childhood accomplice in hi-jinx, Cris Wilson, formed Warped in their hometown of Geelong. Cris on drums, Ben on guitar. 30 years later they are considered veterans of the Aussie Rock ’n’ roll scene. Warped now stand as a solid 3-piece Benny, Cris and Sammy on ba

ALBUM NEWS ; EYES OF TOMORROW TO RELEASE " SETTLE FOR MORE" ON DECEMBER 4TH VIA SWEll CREEK RECORDS

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Hardcore punks; Eyes of Tomorrow are set to release new album " Settle for More" on December 4th via Swell Creek Records. The bands which loomed large in the musical socialization of EYES OF TOMORROW should be clearly recognisable to all those who are not unfamiliar with the CRO-MAGS. The Ruhrpott squad, named after the same-titled song of the HC veterans, have followed in the same tradition as AGNOSTIC FRONT, SICK OF IT ALL or MADBALL. Click here to listen to " Masses of Despair" . Even if EYES OF TOMORROW only released their DIY demo tape, which was out of print in a hurry, in 2016, every single bandmember has been around the scene for years and performing with SHAFT, SPAWN or FOREVER YOUNG VICTORIA, only a few to mention. In 2018 RYKER'S shouter Dennis took the guys under his wing, released their four-track-EP on his label READY TO FIGHT and also contributes a few guest vocals. n 2020 the story continues and Chris (bass), Adam (drums), Dom (guitar) and Mirko

SONG OF THE DAY AGE OF IGUANA - TWO OF A KIND

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Words by Anselm Anderson  Australians' Age of Iguana recently released two singles, "Two of a Kind & "Otherside" " Two of a Kind" is the first single from the band. The Alt-Rock/3 piece consists of Ben George ( Vox.Guitar), bassist Bernard Hickey and drummer Aidan Smith. They were first formed by high school friends George and Hickey before, Smith later joined them from Melband. Two Of A Kind is a psychedelic number, steeped in hazy vocals and screeching guitars to leave your head spinning.  The track was recorded during the first Lockdown when Ben George teamed up with Simon Polinski to mix and master the track in two separate locations: Ben's Home and Laundry Goat Studios. Age of Iguana cites Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Dinosaur Jr amongst their influences, which can be heard here. The track begins with a retro 70's vibe with dazzling keys and meaty riffs segue into George's laid back vocals. George's simple strumming patterns

DEATH DEALER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM " CONQUEROR OF LANDS" ON NOVEMBER 13

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  T he band  DEATH DEALER , lead by ROSS THE BOSS has returned for another heavy metal attack with their 3rd record  'Conquered Lands'  - to be released worldwide 13th November through STEEL CARTEL. Preorder the album here:  www.deathdealermetal.com/store DEATH DEALER has an all-star heavy metal roster featuring the aforementioned ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) Sean Peck: vocals (CAGE, THE THREE TREMORS, DENNER/SHERMANN), Stu Marshall: guitar (DUNGEON, NIGHT LEGION), Steve Bolognese: drums (ROSS THE BOSS BAND, INTO ETERNITY), and newly added bass player extraordinaire Mike Lepond (SYMPHONY-X, ROSS THE BOSS BAND). The DEATH DEALER sound mixes classic heavy metal with elements of thrash, power, and epic stylings, all wrapped around powerful choruses that compel the listener to sing along at the top of their lungs with fists held high in the air. The album’s lead-off track, “Sorcerer Supreme,” can be heard here:  Their debut album, WARMASTER, was met with critical acclaim and led them

NOVEMBER RELEASE: ABERTOOTH LINCOLN TO RELEASE THE POLITICALLY CHARGED "SOUP FOR MY FAMILY" VIA RIOT RECORDS

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  ABERTOOTH LINCOLN release new single 'Soup For My Family' on 23rd November via Riot Records.. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio  ABERTOOTH LINCOLN  is an aggressive, spacey hardcore progressive punk band. Their music is heavy, weird, complicated and can flip genres within seconds. But the bottom line is they are unique and refreshing. On the back of their recent single and video  Hell House , " Soup For My Family" continues the raw, intense vocals of Edith Coleslaw AKA, Ashley Pooter, with electric loops and frenetic guitars. Coleslaw combines her outrage with melodic vocals to express her sorrow at recent incidents in the US. This powerful track will grab many people's attention . ABERTOOTH LINCOLN explain the meaning behind the track was based on the actions of Police in America,  " " This song is a response to the violent and subversive actions taken by undercover federal officers, police and right-wing militia against BLM protesters during the summer of 20

AFM RECORDS NEWS:IRON SAVIOR LAUNCH NEW ALBUM "SKYCREST" ON DECEMBER 4TH

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  IRON SAVIOR releases their long-awaited new album  'Skycrest ', out on 4th December on AFM Records. IRON SAVIOR is about to add another classic to their discography with ' Skycrest' . The fact that Hamburg is not only the "most beautiful city in the world" but also the capital of Power metal has been well known since the late Eighties. It should also be familiar to any friend of melodic, heavy sounds that IRON SAVIOR, the band around mastermind Piet Sielck, belongs to the Hanseatic Metal Circus like the Reeperbahn to the Kiez. Founded as a solo project in 1996, Multitalented Sielck, who has established his reputation as both guitarist and producer, has ensured over the years that the quartet has not only grown in-depth but in character. Due to external circumstances, it's been some time since the release of 'Kill Or Gets Killed'. Piet was busy working on new songs for two full years, although he started the songwriting for ' Skycrest ' im

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SONG REVIEW ALLEN KEY- STRAW HOUSE

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u)  words by Anselm Anderson Sao Paolo's finest, Allen Key recently released "Straw House", the first single off their latest album " The Last Rhino" The band's blend of melodic songwriting and heavy metal stylings presents the aggressive new single " Straw House". Allen key is headed by vocalist Karina Menasce supported by Victor Anselmo and Pedro Fornari guitars, and the rhythm of Felipe Bonomo.   The track begins with a sonic assault of the ears, surging guitar chords battering your earlobes, as Menasce announces " Before you look at me, you better watch yourself.  Katrina Menasce sounds like a wounded woman, as she lets her anger erupt through soaring melodies and pulsating drum fills. T he song breaks down as a sign of reflection to the rhythm of Latin grooves.  The Last Rhino  was released in February, under the watchful eyes of producer Wagner Meirinho. All songs were mix and mastered at Loud Factory studios.  he bass and drums were rec

INTERVIEW- LEAVE'S EYE'S " THIS IS OUR LYRICAL WORLD WE ARE MOVING IN"

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 Photo courtesy of Stefan Heileman I nterview by Anselm Anderson I recently reviewed the excellent " The Last Viking", from German symphonic metallers' Leave's Eyes. The album focuses on the last battle of King Harold Hadrada at Stamford Bridge, before succumbing to his fate in England. The album is a beautiful display of orchestration, songwriting, incredible dual vocals.  I got an opportunity to speak with lead singer, songwriter, and true Viking Alexander Krull about "The Last Viking", the orchestration, Viking sagas, and the difficulties of making an album during the pandemic H ello, I hope you are well. Leave’s Eyes have a new album out on Friday called “The Last Viking”, Can you explain a bit about it, and what listeners can expect? Alex: “The Last Viking” is a big, diverse metal album for Leaves' Eyes with probably the most epic Viking saga there is.  We are also proud to present the over 90 min film documentary “Viking Spirit” which was a lot of