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TCOMAS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'SHAMAN'

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Irresistible Brit progressive metallers, THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMAR A, throw down their engrossing new video, 'Shaman' is out now. Check out the video, here -  By extracting from a slew of diverse influences ranging from Tool, Kratfwerk, and through to the poetry of V irginia Wool f, THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA (TCOMAS), commendably amalgamate music, literature, and history into an arena where rock and metal meet electronica. The vastly fascinating Brit duo consist of Daphne Ang and Andrea Papi . The two-piece came together in London at the start of 2020 to record their debut album, Full Spectrum , which landed in early 2021. TCOMAS have certainly established themselves as a potent collective, producing a raft of very well-received singles and music videos. The tireless twosome charge ahead with the release of their upcoming sophomore album, Trust No Leaders , on 1st July. The release displays a savage side to the band and was recorded last Summer at TCOMA

EP REVIEW- DEEPSHADE-GLOAMING

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Uk Psychedelic rockers Deepshade  recently released their latest third EP, Gloaming.  Formed in Wigan, England in 2013, the trio combine desert rock with progressive elements and heavy rock to create a diverse and promising release. Deepshade has gradually built an ardent fan base across their northern quarters. Receiving much-coveted airplay on  Kerrang! Planet Rock and Total Rock, This five-track EP marks "a more experimental approach to our catchy, heavy sound", according to lead singer/guitarist David Rybka. The opening track 'Eat My Dust' offers listeners an insight into this claim. A stoner rock track with an edgy, distorted riff. The band's catchy chorus and solid guitar work kick things off like a desert storm ready to sweep one away. The tight drumming and infectious tunes are capped off with a sax outro that sounds like a jam session. Next up is the equally hazy 'Mountain', a nine-minute track with psychedelic melodies and synth/sax elements

Psychedelic Rock act Stoned Jesus release their first track 'Porcelain' , ahead of upcoming new album via Season of Mist records.

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  Psychedelic rock band STONED JESUS is now releasing their first track "Porcelain" via Season of Mist . This new track is accompanied by a music video STONED JESUS created themselves and can be viewed below.  "Porcelain" can be pre-saved HERE. Lead vocalist and guitarist Igor comments: " Porcelain" was one of the last songs I brought to my bandmates for the upcoming album, and they loved it instantly! In fact, we all loved this track so much that we decided we'd play it live even before the album's out, so now it makes all the sense to release it as a single. People told me it sounds like 2000s PORCUPINE TREE covering 2010s SWANS but to me it's just another amazing chapter in the STONED JESUS songbook. Hope you'll enjoy it too!" The song is taken from the band’s new upcoming album which will be released via Season of Mist . Stay tuned for the release date!  For frequent updates on the recordings and the band in general, check out

Song Review: RoadKiller- Night Rider

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  Female-fronted hard rock act Roadkiller is set to release their debut album Pick of The Litter  this Wednesday, May 26th. In anticipation of this release, the band have unveiled a new single entitled 'Night Rider'. The Pennsylvania-based outfit has included some special guests on this release like Bam Margera (CKY). Tommy Akerholdt (Turbonegro) and Donald Tardy (Obituary) to name but a few. 'Night Rider' has all the energy and no-holds attitude of punk music, riffs of metal, and pure speed of thrash to welcome the world to a new taste of femme-driven rock. The song begins with the '80s influenced high-tempo riff, incorporating power and tenacity, to build to the lung-busting screams of lead singer Phillipa Tank. Tank sings over surging guitar leads and screeching solos to produce a track that takes this kind of rock back to the heydays of Girlschool and The Runways. Words by Anselm Anderson If you want to discover further reviews like this, please click on the lin

Prog Metal act Sacrosanct release teaser video for 'Avenging Angel' single

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Progressive Metal outfit SACROSANCT, founded by former Pestilence guitarist Randy Meinhard, have announced the release of a new single/video for 'Avenging Angel' on June 3rd, 2022. The track is taken from their fifth, yet untitled studio album to be released later this year. A YouTube video teaser can be viewed here: By the time Covid-19 hijacked the world in March of 2020, Randy Meinhard had started writing material for a new album. It contains eight brand new songs that comprise a musical spectrum that – although still true to its roots – shows the unparalleled range SACROSANCT is capable of covering. Sicily-based bass player and backing vocalist Ignazio Nicastro of Eversin and Xenos fame were recruited during the recording sessions for the new album. Close to completion both the band and vocalist Ron Brouwer decided to split ways. Max Morton was available and directly offered his help. So Max not only takes on the role of recording bass player but also stepped in as the ne

Rockstarclassics podcast EP 3, Series 2 ft Def Leppard, RHCP, Black Label Society plus many more

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  The blog's podcast is back with some classic rock and the latest music with the stories behind the tracks. Click on the player to listen to the whole show   Listen to "Rockstar 3- Series 2" on Spreaker. If you want to discover further podcasts like this, please click on the link below to receive all the latest news, playlists, reviews, and interviews https://follow.it/anselmanderson

Album of The Week- Last Temptation- Fuel for My Soul plus Last Temptation Co-Founder and guitarist Peter Scheithauer interview

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Upcoming European heavyweights Last Temptation released their sophomore effort Fuel for My Soul  today (Friday 20th May) via Crusader Records. The album marks a change in direction for the band with a more eclectic approach to their musical sound. The eleven- hard-hitting songs incorporate 70's songwriting, 80's metal and 90's grunge that leaves no stone unturned. The album took a week to record as all parts were recorded live in the studio with no pro tools, or fancy production attached. You can find out more about the making of the album in my interview with co-founder and guitarist Peter Scheithauer below. He is joined in the band by the charismatic vocalist Butcho Vukovic, the exemplary bassist Julien Rimaire and newly appointed drummer Farid Medjane, a replacement for Victor Bisatch. Medjane joined after the recordings, and Bisatch appears on the album. The album opens with the fiery Ashes and Fire , an example of the band's eighties influences combined with those

THE ANSWER announces comeback performance at PLANET ROCKSTOCK DEC 3, 2022, new album released 2023

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After a seven-year hiatus, Irish rockers The Answer are set to make their long-awaited and highly anticipated return with an exclusive and sole 2022 comeback performance at this year’s Planet Rockstock festival, Dec 3rd. Not only that but they are thrilled to announce a new album has been recorded and is due for release in 2023, produced by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) at the helm. The first single from the new record will precede their Planet Rockstock performance and will give fans their first taster of the sheer dynamism imbued in contemporary music. A fortuitous ‘how do you feel about writing again’ call from management in early Covid-stricken 2020 planted a seed that slowly gathered real pace as the band started sharing the latest ideas that felt exciting, fresh, and relevant. The now triumphantly completed collection of work displays all the band’s trademark raw attitude and lack of compromise. In their own words “It felt like we were b

SONG OF THE DAY- THE TEN TON TINNIES- COUNTRY BARS

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  Australian Country rock act The Ten Ton Tinnies are back with a brand-new single,' Country Bars'. The track was recorded at the Tinies' private studio in Brisbane, mixed by DW Norton at Black Mountain Music and mastered by Sam Striker in Austin, Texas. 'Country Bars' marks a development in the band's sound with an anthemic edge. The track is a fun-fuelled three minutes of rustic rock guitars and assessable vocals. The song begins with a screeching guitar riff over subtle drumbeats. The song is a celebration of all things country life with a singalong chorus, infectious hooks and some nice guitar leads to leaving this an enjoyable return for the boys from down under. Words by Anselm Anderson If you want to discover further reviews like this, please click on the link below to receive all the latest interviews, news, and playlists. https://follow.it/anselmanderson For further reading on The Ten Ton Tinnies, please click on the articles below. ALBUM REVIEW- THE TE

Thundermother release latest music video for 'I Don't Know', announce new album and tour supporting Scorpions and Whitesnake.

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Photo Credit:press   Hardly any hard rock act has seen a rise in recent years like the all-female rock band  THUNDERMOTHER . Following their latest, chart-breaking album H eat Wave (2020 ), which has been lauded by both fans and the international music press alike,  August 19, 2022,  will see the Swedish rock band release their hotly anticipated, new album,'  Black and Gold' , via AFM Records. After previously releasing, the first single "Watch Out", today  THUNDERMOTHER  is premiering a brand-new music video for "I Don't Know You"! Guitarist Filippa Nässil reveals: "Everyone has met someone in their lives that brings out the worst in you. This is our cheeky way to tell that story. We hope and believe that this song could be the theme of summer 2022!" Twelve new, adrenaline-fuelled songs will take you on a wild, high voltage and powerful ride into the filthy yet catchy rock ‘n’ roll sound  THUNDERMOTHER  is known and loved for: Creating infecti

MUSIC INTERVIEW: CORY SINGER

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Photo Credit: Press   The Rambling Man got an opportunity to interview influential singer/songwriter Cory Singer about his latest single 'Break of Dawn', his rise to fame and his advocacy work for Autism. Scroll down to read the full interview.   Good morning, how are you? I’m doing well, thank you!  Could you introduce yourself to the readers? My name is Cory Singer. I am a singer/songwriter, social media influencer, and autism advocate. I create music to be able to inspire others with my experiences and insights of having autism myself. How did you start your musical journey? I grew up listening to music. I always heard my parents playing artists such as Stevie Wonder, Journey, Melissa Etheridge, etc. I began playing the trumpet in the third grade and started doing theatre in the fourth grade, which I still continue to do. When I was eighteen, I participated in Bravo TV ’s singing competition “The Kandi Factory.” After winning my episode, I was able to work with K

MUSIC NEWS: CANADIAN ALT ROCK ACT REDLIGHT KING SIGNS TO AFM RECORDS, RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'IN OUR BLOOD'

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Canadian-American rock outfi t REDLIGHT KING are excited to share news of their signing to German rock/metal label AFM RECORDS who will release the band’s fourth full-length album IN OUR BLOOD later this fall. The album was written and produced by frontman Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk at Wax Studios in Los Angeles, CA with long-time collaborator and guitarist Julian Tomarin, who also co-wrote a few tracks, and drummer Randy Cooke. REDLIGHT KING released its debut single, the uplifting anthemic title track “In Our Blood,” last Friday, May 6 across all digital platforms following the premiere of its energetic music video via Loudwire on May 5. Watch “In Our Blood” streaming below or here: https://bfan.link/in-our-blood . Senior A&R Director of AFM Nils Wasko commented on the signing, “I am thrilled that REDLIGHT KING has chosen AFM. My team and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kaz, Julian, Brian and Mark to delight people with their authentic music and leave a footprint on the

Album Of the Week- Ophelia's Eye- Hopeless World

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  Swiss modern metal heavyweights Ophelia's Eye has returned with the mini-album Hopeless World, a follow up to last year's widely received three-track EP Fight for Us. I reviewed the EP for these pages last year and remember being impressed with their energy, harsh vocals, and stellar guitar play so was excited to see they have this new album out. I felt like the band could go on to massive things.  (You can find a link to the review below). The five-piece has earned rave reviews from reputable magazines such as The Razor's Edge and Moshville Times. ' Hopeless World' brings the same rage, intensity, and thunderous riffs as 'Fight for Us' with three extra tracks added. The LP touches on similar social and personal issues as the last Ep with topics ranging from suicide to divisiveness to greed and envy. The LP picks up with the soaring double harmonies of ' My Honor' from Rhythm guitarist Corinne Ryter and lead guitarist Remo Lemp. The duo has great

MUSIC NEWS: SEPULTURA REISSUE ‘LIVE IN SAO PAULO’

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Despite being Brazil’s biggest ever music export, when extreme metal legends Sepultura lost their original frontman and founder Max Cavalera, alongside brother and drummer Igor Cavalera, in 1996 after their hugely influential ‘Roots album, many thought the band would not recover from his departure. However, in Cleveland, Ohio punk and hardcore scene veteran Derrick Green, Sepultura found a formidable, towering force that would lead the band with power and conviction through this new era of their career. After almost a decade of this new line-up, the band decided to record their second live album to document this new era of the band which would see them continue to push their sound forward, challenging new styles, but never losing sight of what was the core of the band. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3rd April 2005 this performance shows the band at their ferocious best, across a twenty-one-song set that includes tracks from their ''Roorback', ''Against' and