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!

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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.

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VOX ANIMAE – available at “seventhveil.eu/shop/

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:
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MR.RIOT released their debut video “America”

It’s a good day for rock’n’roll: the promising Italian Hard’n’Heavy/Street/Melodic Hard Rock band “MR. RIOT” released their first official music video today!

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MR. RIOT are:
Stevie Lee (Lead Voice-Keytar)
Mr. LadiesMan (Guitar Lead-Rhythm/Choirs)
Angeless (Guitar Lead-Rhythm/Choirs)
Denny Riot (Drum-2 Voice)
Edgar (Bass/Choirs)

The band was found in winter 2013 by Angel & Denny, who after breaking up with their previous bands, were looking for a new way to keep their passion for the 80’s American hard/sleazy music alive. With the other three members added a bit later, they eagerly started to work on the first songs of Mr. Riot which should be brought on stage as soon as possible. Why? Because the stage is where the five passionate musicians are able to express their unstoppable energy in the best way. Their outstanding rock attitude brought them a lot of positive feedback after several shows in their area. In the last months the guys were busy with capturing exactly this power and passion for the recording of their debut album “Same Old Town”, which is planned to be released in early 2016.

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Time to let the music talk – here it is: “America”!

Links:
MR. RIOT – official Facebook page
MR. RIOT – YouTube channel

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”.

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TWISTED are:
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.

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

Links:
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.

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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.

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Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

Links:
http://www.foghornlonesome.com
https://soundcloud.com/foghornlonesome
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https://plus.google.com/+foghornlonesome
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Instagram: foghornlonesome

STATE OF EMERGENCY

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.

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© 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!

Links:
Official website
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
SoundCould

 

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.

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Tracklist:
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:

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Links:
Official website
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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 “bandmembers@foghornlonesome.com” for more information.

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Links:
http://www.foghornlonesome.com
https://soundcloud.com/foghornlonesome
https://www.facebook.com/foghornlonesome
https://plus.google.com/+foghornlonesome
https://twitter.com/foghornlonesome
https://www.youtube.com/user/foghornlonesome
http://foghornlonesome.tumblr.com/
Instagram: foghornlonesome

REACH will be special guest at ECLIPSE’s European tour

After a successful tour through the UK, the Swedish rock band “Reach is now getting ready to hit the road again in autumn.
They get the chance to open for the Swedish hardrock band “Eclipse“!

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This will also be a nice chance for European fans to hear the band’s new single “Tell Me” in a powerful live version.

If you’d like to know a bit more about the band, take a look at the interview we did with them a while ago -> “SWEDISH BAND “REACH” – REACHING OUT FOR THE WORLD

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DANTE announce new releases

Bogotá (Colombia) – based rock band DANTE come up with some good news for their followers – a couple of new releases are on the way!
But before we talk about details, let’s go back to the roots (for the ones who don’t know this band yet).

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The band consists of 5 members: Kami (vocals), Gonzo (guitar), Alexx (guitar), Carlos (bass) and GG (drums).
Everything started when a couple of high school buddies who were crazy about old school rock n roll, comic books and Finnish/Scandinavian bands realized how tired they were of what they saw on MTV and heard on the radio. So they simply decided to create their own version of everything they liked. The result of this plan was “something visual, chaotic, artistic, grotesque & beautiful”. In 2008 they put up first demos which soon got attention from people outside Colombia. Their home town Bogota has always had a very important impact on their music style.

Singer Kami: “A lot of people who don’t know much about our country usually think it’s all palm trees and sandy beaches but Bogota ain’t like that. First off, it doesn’t have a beach and it’s really high up in altitude which makes it a somewhat cold weather city. It’s more like Seattle, dark and rainy and cold. I think it’s been relevant to our sound, the influence of the city. It’s very new yorkish in some areas but New York kinda like in the 70’s with that gritty look”.

Recently they’ve been working on the second studio album “Gunblade Blues”, which has the aim to capture the band’s wild live-energy.

Here’s a lil’ preview of the upcoming music:

“We recorded everything that has influenced us from rockabilly to an 8 minute epic song with lightning in the background and much more. It’s basically an album that takes you on an adventure done old school style. We’re doing a piece of artistic venture for each one of the songs, including different types of videos & hopefully by the last quarter of the year a comic book on our website that goes with one of the songs.”

The album will be released in three triplets throughout the year. In this way, DANTE wants to give every single song an opportunity. By the end of the year they might release a Vinyl with everything they have recorded so far (some special tracks included).

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 Links:

Official website
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SoundCloud

DUST ‘N’ FLAMES: new album and video

The North Italian hard rock band Dust ‘N’ Flames was created back in 2010 with the intention to bring back the glory of hard rock.
Since 2012 they’re making music together with the current line-up.

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The sound of Dust ‘N’ Flames is settled somewhere between Motley Crue, Hardcore Superstar, Avenged Sevenfold and Three Days Grace – to mention a few of the band’s musical influences.
They soon started their first live activities and can be seen in various North Italian clubs also nowadays.

Recently they released their new music video for the current single “The Sweet Taste Of A Punch“:

As if that’s not enough, the band just came up with another release – their new album “Backstabbing From Heaven“.
It includes eleven tracks that combine classic and modern hard rock elements with strong heavy metal. A pinch of punk attitude completes the sound of this CD, which shows a powerful side (e.g. “Afterlie”, “Firebirds”) as well as a contemplative one (e.g. “Gone With A Smile”, “Holy Demons”).

If you’re a supporter of good underground rock and you’d like to discover something new, keep an eye on Dust ‘N’ Flames.
You’ll definitely not waste your time.

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Tracklist of “Backstabbing From Heaven” (available on Amazon, iTunes and at live-shows):
1- Backstabbing From Heaven
2- Scent Of Inferno
3- Afterlie
4- Dr. (H)ugs
5- Gone With A Smile
6- Eva Anger
7- Death Loves U Man
8- Holy Demons
9- Sun (Will Never Set)
10- Firebirds
11- The Sweet Taste Of A Punch

Links:
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