For a little while the Finnish guys of THE RASMUS took a break from touring and used the time to work on new music. Now they’re back – dark, strong and powerful as always.


While we are waiting for the upcoming album release of “Dark Matters” (to be released October, 6 2017), we can enjoy the new singles “Paradise” and “Silver Night“.

Another highlight will be the “Dark Matters Tour” which brings the guys back to Europe this autumn.


But this is still not enough! Starting with today, they give us one new song per week until the album comes.

So keep an eye on their website and social media channels to stay up to date and remember: “Dark Matters”!


LOGICAL TERROR – “Ashes Of Fate”

After a while it’s time again to tell you about a cool band I came across a while ago: LOGICAL TERROR!

The five alternative metal rockers from Modena (IT) have recently released their new album “Ashes Of Fate” via the darkTunes Music Group / Soulfood (Sony). Why you should keep an eye or better said an ear on their work? Because they have already shared the stage with bands like Arch Enemy, Primal Fear, Sepultura, Engel or Soilwork (to mention just a few of them).


For their latest publication they were lucky to cooperate with Jon Howard from Threat Signal, Björn “Speed” Strid from Soilwork and Luminokaya from Meshuggah.

The band says about itself that they want to “communicate clear and meaningful messages through various musical and textual forms. The songs praise the progress of technology, even when adverse effects are reflected on our lives and convey the awareness that we can no longer recognize ourselves.” The guys use fragments of rhythmics, nu-metal and industrial sounds to express all that in the language of music.

Here’s a little taster of Logical Terror’s music:

If you like what you hear and you think it would be a cool idea to include something new to your music collection, grab your own copy of “Ashes Of Fate” now!


You can download the album on iTunes  or amazon (on amazon you can also order a digipack).



SONS OF SOUNDS – new album out now!

The German Art Rock / Free Metal band “Sons Of Sounds” has just released its brand new album “In The Circle Of The Universe”! What a perfect opportunity to invite them to a little talk in order to find out what’s the story behind the 3 brothers and their new album, what they think about playing live and what they are planning for the near future.

Sons Of Sounds

(C) arno kohlem photodesign / ako

1) You have recently released your new album „In The Circle Of The Universe“. How do you feel – now that the world has finally access to your new material?
We are so fucking happy! Seriously, we felt so sorry for the fans who had to wait for soooo long for this Album to be released, it was already recorded quite a while ago…
but we had some issues to find the right label to release it. Now we finally found one, and the people can listen to it wherever they are. We’re so thankful to everybody who was
involved in making this album happen and especially thank you to our fans.

2) How long did you work on the 13 new songs?
I think it took as around a year to finish those songs.. We didn’t really had pressure, most of them were already finsihed before we decided to go to the studio and record the new album, so the songs could grow and we’re glad they came out as we wanted ’em to.

3) All your songs are very powerful with strong and deep lyrics. Do you mainly tell personal stories through your music?
This one’s a concept album, there’s lot’s of personal stories in it, many experiences but also some stories not from our personal lives.
I guess it’s lots of personal stuff yes, but it’s written for everybody, a story that’s been told through the album, just listen and enjoy.

4) The album is not the only thing you released lately. You also gifted your fans with a new video clip for the new single “The Change”, which turned out to be very impressing by the way. Would you like to tell us something about the video shoot?
Oh yes! We’re glad that we could shoot this video with our dear friend and producer “Sascha Kunznia” (we made the music video for the “The Demon In Me” with him a couple years ago and it came out great). So this one we shot in 2 days, it was raining or snowing the whole time, we only had 2 days and no place to rest.. also we didn’t really have a crew, it was just us 3, Sascha and our roadie max. We only got 3 hours of sleep we were freezing non stop but we’re happy and proud of the final cut.
It tourned out amazing in our opinion.. it reminds me a little bit of the movie “The Revenant” ;-)

5) You say about yourself that your sound is able to touch music lovers from all kinds of genres. What do you think is your secret?
I don’t really know what “our secret” is, we just heard it so many times from people who came to us after a concert and said: “Hey that was so amazing! I’m actually not into metal music, but you guys are so powerful.” Stuff like that people tell us quite often. I guess we just do what we do with so much passion, love and energy that everybody who’s there feels it, and then there’s a special connection, a special bond. Maybe that’s the magic.

6) In the upcoming autumn you’ll be touring through Germany and Austria. What can your fans expect from your live-shows?
They can finally buy our new album hahahaha!
We’re really looking forward to it, we like to be on the road and play as many shows as we can, we gonna give 200% every show we play, there will be magic, its gonna be loud and kickass and there will be love, sweat and happiness!

7) When talking about playing live, do you generally prefer playing in front of a big crowd or in front of a small audience?
Actually it doens’t really matter that much, it just depends on the crowd, if they give us the energy back that we give them, it’s going to be awesome and powerful, the more people give us energy back, the more likely it’s gonna be a great show, it’s always taking and giving.

Sons Of Sounds

(C) arno kohlem photodesign / ako

8) You guys are brothers – how was the idea of turning yourselves into “Sons Of Sounds” born and what’s the story behind your name?
That’s pretty simple, we are 3 brothers = Sons, and we make music, so = Sounds. “Sons Of Metal” would be so over the top, haha ;-)

9) A very interesting fact in your biography is that you started your live career in a class room 7 years ago. How come?
It was a music contest by a school which Wayne and me (H) were going at, and in this class room there was the predetermining of the final band contest, so we won this one, and 2 weeks later we played the finals in front of 1500 people… That was our 2nd concert ever, and we won the final contest.

10) You’ve reached so many great things in the past 9 years (shows in and out of Europe, awards, many videos and productions, your own base/club…). Is there anything left you’d still love to reach or experience in the future?
Now it’s very important for us to play as many shows as possible.. we didn’t play that much the last months ’cause the album wasn’t out yet. So that’s on the very top of the to do list…
Maybe another album release next year? Who knows, we’re excited to go on tour and let’s see what the future will bring us.

Best regards,


Tracklist of “In The Circle Of The Universe“:


1- Magic
2- The Machinery
3- The Change
4- Exousia
5- Movie Of My Life
6- Rock’N’Roll Monster
7- Ikana (New Awareness)
8- Destiny
9- From Stone To Dime
10- Children Of The Light
11- Thirteen Crystal Skulls
12- My Star
13- Sirius & Mars

Get your copy here!



Official website


FOGHORN LONESOME talking about his debut album

Just a few days ago Foghorn Lonesome released his debut album. I thought this is a perfect occasion to take some time and talk to him about this journey and his next steps.


Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

Since a few days your new album is out. How do you feel now, at the end of this long journey?
It’s a relief. A long journey has finally come to an end.

Why did you feel the desire to work again on old songs as well?
The last song was done and uploaded on SoundCloud in October 2014. Thirteen songs in total. But I felt things could have been done better. So we went through each song and tweaked them. Mostly minor things. New things such as vocals, synths, effects etc were also added.

Is there any track you’d like to mention or to highlight because it has a special meaning or story?
Not really. It’s hard to pick one. All the songs are personal. The most popular songs seem to be All I Want Is Some Love, Night & Gale, Svea, UlieIcry, Watership Down, Winter Blue.

Recently you published news about the fact that you finally found two band members. Were they involved in the recording process and will they have an impact on Foghorn Lonesome’s future sound?
No, they are not on the recordings. That was the problem I had before I wrote and recorded the songs. I couldn’t find any band members. Putting a band together seemed impossible. So I had to find people who would come to the studio and record but they wouldn’t be a part of Foghorn Lonesome in the future. Now I’ve found two people, J. and Nikita, who are now a part of the band. I’m still looking into finding some more people.


Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

What are your next steps, now after the release?
We are rehearsing. The plan is to eventually play live. I’m also putting things together to see if there’s any interest among record labels to take things further.

Last but not least – the most important question: how can your fans support you now and where can they get your album?
The best thing they can do is spread the word. share the music. I do have a PayPal account for donations ( The music can be downloaded for free on SoundCloud. It can also be found on YouTube. The music will be on Spotify soon too.

Instagram: foghornlonesome

SEVENTH VEIL – new album and video!

The modern hard rock band SEVENTH VEIL from Verona (Italy) pleases their fans with a new video and a new album release!


After releasing their first EP (“Nasty Skin”) in 2012, they gained attention also beyond the Italian borders and collected fans as well as positive feedback from several international countries. With a new line-up they decided to enter the studio again in 2014 to work on their new album which has now been published under the name “VOX ANIMAE“. With this album the band is presenting itself with a matured sound that resembles modern hard rock bands like Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Sixx A:M or Pop Evil, which the band is listing as their personal influences.


VOX ANIMAE – available at “

To get an idea about the band’s music we highly recommend you to watch their latest music video “LIVING DEAD” (produced by Tommy Antonini) which has been released just a few days ago:

Follow SEVENTH VEIL on the web:
Official website



TWISTED are “Dancin’ On Chaos”!

Their loyal fanbase has been waiting for this announcement since a long time. After a couple of audio releases, the Modern Hard Rock / Metal band from Pescara (Italy) now thought it’s about time to please us with their very first official music video for their new single “Dancin’ On Chaos”.


Philip DeVille: lead vocals
Bob J. Riot: lead guitar, vocals
Luke “Izzy” Vice: guitars
Mark “Snake” Logan: bass
Simon “Krash” Travis: drums, vocals

Since 2013 the guys are creating music that’s made for fans of bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Crashdiet, Audioslave, Alice Cooper, Ratt or the Backyard Babies, to mention just a few of the band’s influences.


So here it is – the long awaited video premiere of TWISTED – “Dancin’ On Chaos”:

TWISTED – official Facebook page
TWISTED on Twitter
TWISTED – YouTube channel
TWISTED – SoundCloud

FOGHORN LONESOME: “Having a good relationship with the fans is very important”

NMP: Eric, it’s nice to talk to you again! It’s already our second interview together and I’m sure also this time you have many things to tell us. From what I could see from your latest postings on various social media accounts you seem to go through a tough period of your life lately. So first of all, how do you feel?
FL: I mentioned briefly on Facebook and Instagram in a post about weight loss that I was going through some rough times. I recently went through a breakup. So I’m dealing with the emotions of that at the moment. I’ve seen better days.

Foghorn Lonesome

Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

NMP: You also post many updates which come directly from the studio. Can you tell us what you’ve been working on lately?
FL: We’ve been working on new mixes of the thirteen songs available on Soundcloud. I felt I wanted to go back and adjust some things. So that’s been keeping me busy for a long time now.

NMP: What are the differences between the old and the new versions of your songs?
FL: There won’t be a big difference between the new mixes and the old ones but there are some new things such as synths, melodies, vocals and effects. I feel that these new mixes are an improvement.          

NMP: You did a couple of Q&A videos lately. How important is the direct contact with people who listen to your music? Do the interaction and their feedback have an impact on your work?
FL: Having a good relationship with the fans is very important. Their support means everything. I’ve become good friends with several of them. Positive feedback is always very uplifting. It makes the hard work worth it knowing that people appreciate what you do. Especially now that I’m dealing with a recent breakup. The fact that people enjoy my music is comforting in a way.

NMP: When you think about the future, what are your next plans for Foghorn Lonesome?
FL: The new mixes will be done in a couple of weeks and will be available for streaming and download. I’m still trying to get a band together. The goal is to play live but without other people it won’t be possible. I have some photoshoots planned for some promotional pictures and there might be new music video coming in the future. I plan on making some videos later about various things too. I will also be contacting record labels to see if there’s any interest in taking things further. I’ve had some offers already. The music industry is in bad shape these days. So we will see what happens. Foghorn Lonesome is just me. I do everything myself and I try to make things happen as quickly as I can but there are limitations to what I can do. Hopefully 2016 with be a good year for Foghorn Lonesome.

Foghorn Lonesome

Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

Instagram: foghornlonesome


It’s time for some power! To be detailed – it’s time for some Finnish rock power!
We know that many of our readers are fans of Finnish rock music. For those of you we have a very special band presentation today.

© Petri Vilén Photography

© Petri Vilén Photography

Pasi Sahla (vocals), Matti Sahla (guitar), Roni Lehtonen (guitar), Pasi Vuohijoki (guitar), Antti Sahla (bass) and Klaus Rintala (drums) are STATE OF EMERGENCY.
This kick-ass rock band which was founded back in 2004 is based in Turku (Finland) and has its origin in the woods of Pöytyä. The guys consider the stage their natural habitat – people who have seen their passionate and powerful live shows will only confirm these words to be true.

The band members claim that ” SOE knows what the audience wants and they do deliver it 100%“.

Enough words now, it’s time to let the music talk!

“Feel The Rain” – the first official music video

“Touch Of The First Snow” – live

Their first EP “Freezing Nights and Rainy Days” is out now on Spotify, iTunes and GooglePlay!

Official website


RUSTED: new EP and European tour!

The Canadian Hard Rock band “Rusted” knows how to put a smile on their fans’ faces:
not only that they have recently released a new EP – they will also fly over to Europe in order to present their material directly live on stage.

With the latest work called “Restless Gypsies” the band is showing itself in a quite unusual, but very impressive way. While they usually come up with a strong rock attitude, this time they demonstrate their talent in performing acoustic songs. They managed to create a charming and simple collection of acoustic songs (a nice cover version of Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” included) that matches every mood and situation.
So if you’re looking for a musical journey that takes you away to another place for a little while, this EP is your ticket.


1. Midnight Man
2. Rock Patrol
3. Last Stand
4. Wanted Man Boogie
5. Traveler
6. Young Wild & Free
7. Girl From …
8. Without A Goodbye
9. Hurt

Order your digital copy of “Restless Gypsies”

Their music made us very curious about the faces and people behind the songs. So we decided to talk to the band and figure out who they are.

When and how did “Rusted” come to life?
It all started in a little town in the north of Quebec called Rouyn-Noranda in 2007. Tony and Dizzy first met at high school and started to play together a couple weeks after. They first start playing with some friends and then they eventually moved to Montreal (the biggest city in the province of Quebec) in 2009. After some lineup changes, they finally found the good team with Maniac, Eagle and Mark .

Which is the most precious moment you’ve experienced together as a band so far?
Well it’s hard to choose one moment! But one of the greatest experiences we lived together was probably the recording and the release of our first Album Rock Patrol that we are very proud of. With this album we had the chance to tour across Canada and USA and now Europe, that are also some of the most precious moments as a band.

If you could choose, with which famous artist/band would you like to tour one day?
Hum..That’s a good but tough question …there are so many good bands touring right now, I would say sharing the stage with some of our biggest influences like Iron Maiden, Scorpions, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue or Def Leppard would definitely be a huge thing for us!

Do you generally prefer playing live or recording new songs in the studio?
Recording songs in studio is a really great experience, it really gives our songs a different vibe, but I would say that nothing can beat performing in front of a good rocking crowd. There’s just so much good energy going on, I think it’s the best feeling ever and we really enjoy being on stage.

Recently you released your new EP “Restless Gypsies”. What are your personal feelings about it and why should people add it to their playlists?
For us it was really a way to give to our songs a second life. The EP being an acoustic EP in most of it, it was really different than what we are used to. People are seeing us like a hard rock / heavy metal band but we can also sit down and kick in the old acoustic guitar to really capture the raw feeling of our songs. I think that people who are really fans of everything that happened in the 80’s are going to love our new EP. It was barely a tradition in the 80’s to record an unplugged or an acoustic album!

Can you tell us something about the working process for your latest EP?
Like I mentioned before, we are truly inspired by what happened in the 80’s decades and being fans of a lot of bands like Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi, etc, we realized that all of these bands can perform in a very aggressive heavy metal way or can really prove their musicianship by rocking only with some acoustic guitars. And actually we already did some acoustic versions of our songs when we were invited on some radio shows, and we always loved it. Then for the recording of this EP, it was really raw “authentic” we came to the studio with our guitars and drums and we recorded live in the same room. That was it! We played the songs a couple times and chose the best performance overall ! It took us a couple of days and it was definitely a great musical experience, a different feeling.

You’re about to start your “Eurock Patrol Tour 2015” through Europe. Will these be your very first shows in Europe?
Yes! We wanted to come to Europe for a long time, so we’re really excited to finally realize this project, this dream. We can’t wait to meet European crowds.

What can we expect from your tour?
Lots of hair, leather and leopard!
For real, you can expect a really hard rocking heavy metal show just like in the 80’s. We are really not afraid of clichés and we are using every single one of them. Big amps, choreography, spandex, leather and denim. People are often describing us like being really energetic on stage. We are giving our 100% every night , even if there’s only 2 people watching haha.

Is there a particular country that you’re looking forward to see the most, and if so why?
Really, we’re excited to visit every single country because we never played there! Maybe we’re a bit more curious about Eastern European gigs because those countries seem a bit less influenced by the occidental world where we come from, so it might be more authentic and different, but really we have no idea, we’re just excited to go everywhere!

Do you think you’ll take some time to discover Europe on your own feet and do some sightseeing between the shows?
We would love to, but unfortunately we won’t have a lot of time, travelling 10 countries in 2 and a half weeks, there’s a lot of driving sometimes between shows. That’s the problem with a tour like this: you drive hours and hours, you arrive in the city, you play there and on the early morning you have to leave. But of course we’ll try to find time to walk around in every city!

Tour dates:


Official website

FOGHORN LONESOME: Swedish one-man band looking for band members!

Foghorn Lonesome from Stockholm, Sweden is a one-man band looking for band members in the same area.
The music is a mixture of synth, darkwave, goth and more. Female singer, bass player, keyboard player wanted.
The goal is to eventually play live.

Contact “” for more information.


Instagram: foghornlonesome

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