Mongolian folk metal TENGGER CAVALRY announce new album
Friday 27th March, 2015
Music's most inspiring attribute is in its transcendence of national and international boundaries, and nowhere is this more apparent than with Mongolian folk metallers TENGGER CAVALRY set to release their fifth album Blood Sacrifice Shaman on 18th May via Metal Hell Records.
Have a listen to the band's self-titled song and first track from the album here:
An exhilaratingly unique sound, Tengger Cavalry infuse heavy metal with traditional Mongolian folk and primal Shamanistic musical tradition, including chanting and the Shaman bell.
A symphony of diverse ethnic musicality and exploration, Blood Sacrifice Shaman is the next step in the evolution of the first Mongolian metal band. This is the album which takes the band full circle, as it includes as a bonus track Tengger Cavalry's very first song, recorded in 2009, representing the original hybrid philosophy behind the band.
The brainchild of composer, guitarist and vocalist Nature Ganganbaigal, Tengger Cavalry are now in their fifth year, having previously released an album per year. A band who have opened for Turisas as well as playing Beijing and New York's Strawberry Music Festival, Tengger Cavalry are a truly unique and exciting prospect in the world of international metal.
Scottish alt/post-rockers Halo Tora release new single and video
Friday 27th March, 2015
Atmospheric Scottish alt-rockers HALO TORA are proud to unveil their new single and video, Age of Terror, first premiered via Hit The Floor.
Watch Age of Terror here:
Purchase the track via BandCamp and check out the band's limited edition art prints available via the band's website.
Ahead of their as-yet-untitled new album (set for release later this year), Age of Terror is a stunningly haunting single, a scintillating combination of slinking basslines, thumping vocals and poignant piano.
Utilising their dual vocalists Chris and Ian to memorable effect, Age of Terror details the roles we take as individuals on the greater world stage. Treading the lines between plodding, apocalyptic post-rock and heavy alt-rock, the single stays true to the fine tradition of alternative Scottish music, with the twin vocalists’ accents shining through throughout. Citing such diverse influences as Mogwai, Karnivool, Tool, and Oceansize, Age of Terror is the perfect introduction to this unique band, at once monolithic, uplifting and lingering.
This new single is the next stage in Halo Tora’s development, a band who have recently supported Jamie Lenman (ex-Reuben) and My Vitriol, as well as selling out King Tut’s in Glasgow and headlining Camden’s Barfly alongside More Dangerous Animal (ex-Brigade).
You can catch the band at one of the following dates in support of the new single:
20th March - HAC - Irvine [single release show]
9th April - Green Rooms - Perth
10th April - The Crofter - Fort William
11th April - Star Bar - Montrose
7th May - Mad Hatters - Inverness
8th May - Broadcast - Glasgow
30th May - Electric Circus - Edinburgh
31st May - Head Of Steam - Newcastle
4th July - The Musician - Leicester [with Amplifier]
UK rockers Eva Plays Dead announce new single, premiere video
Friday 27th March, 2015
No-nonsense hard hitters EVA PLAYS DEAD are delighted to announce their new single Wonderland, set for release on April 20, following the band's signing with Sound-Hub. Taking no time to show off their potential, the band have already released the video for Wonderland, first premiered on Kerrang!.
A bittersweet reflection on resolve required to overcome hard times, Wonderland is a genuinely personal song, a rallying call of strength in the face of difficulty. An infectious mix of funky alt-rock and straight up hard rock, the single's thumping chorus showcases frontwoman Tiggy Dee's vocals to impressive effect.
A truly hardworking band, the single news comes ahead of Eva Plays Dead's new EP, due for a summer release via Sound-Hub. Loud, raucous and raw, this is a re-introduction to Eva Plays Dead - darker, punchier, and back to basics. Having previously supported LostAlone, The Hype Theory, Canterbury, and Max Raptor, as well as playing Hit the Deck and YNot festivals the band are due to travel the country in support of the new single.
9 Sheffield South Sea Live
10 Crawley Black Dog
26 Swindon Victoria Inn (w/ Patriot Rebel)
27 London Nambucca (w/ Patriot Rebel)
28 Nottingham Rock City (w/ Patriot Rebel)
29 Leicester The Shed (w/ Patriot Rebel)
30 Edinburgh Bannermans (w/ Patriot Rebel)
UK alt-rock/alt-metallers OF ALLIES announce new EP
Thursday 12th March, 2015
Yorkshire rockers OF ALLIES are back with their second release, the barnstorming and chest-thumping Fragments EP, due for release May 11 2015.
Have a tease of the band's new sounds:
Following on from the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP, Tempers, Fragments is yet another step-up in the lightning career of this very promising band, who formed a little over two years ago.
In an electrifying 5-song collection, Of Allies prove the attention they deserve. A darker, faster, louder release than its predecessor, Fragments is a swaggering and anthemic record (wait for the riff within track two, ONE19, or the chorus of track four, Tempers) which goes far beyond its relatively brief running time. Although taking inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic, as much Deaf Havana as Deftones, Fragments has an undeniably British stamp, a thick, multi-layered sound that is fast becoming this band’s trademark.
Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the British press, including Kerrang and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing. With a late Spring tour in the pipeline as well as new material being written, the sky's the limit for Of Allies.
1. Fragments 2. ONE19 3. Old Bones 4. Tempers 5. Call It Home
NEKROGOBLIKON return with Heavy Meta on June 1 and stream new song 'Full Body Xplosion'
Wednesday 11th March, 2015
NEKROGOBLIKON, the Los Angeles-based band who describe their music as “goblin metal” and became internet sensations with their day-in the-life-of-a-goblin video for No One Survives, return with new album, Heavy Meta on June 1 in UK/Europe. A new song from the album, Full Body Xplosion, can be heard here:
"A thousand years ago, we began writing an album," explained Nekrogoblikon singer, Scorpion. “Then we spent 998.5 years dicking around in the cave networks of rural Kentucky. After we were all spelunked out we decided we might as well finish the album. The album is Heavy Meta."
The 10-song album arrives via the multimedia outfit’s new label, Mystery Box, which is distributed by Razor & Tie. Mystery Box will serve not only as the band’s label but also as a freestanding production company headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.
"We're excited to finally announce the launch of Mystery Box, which will not only serve as a label for Nekrogoblikon and other musical acts, but also as a creative hub for artists and projects outside of the music realm. It's going to be a lot of fun,” said guitar player Alex “Goldberg” Alereza.
Heavy Meta cover, illustration by Aleksander Vujovic.