Archive for May, 2017

The Vicious Head Society Release New Lyric Video Agenda

 

 

The Vicious Head Society aka Graham Keane have just released their new lyric video for the track “Agenda (I) Cryptograms (II) A Digital Self”. Depending on the day? It’s possibly my favourite track on the album. The track is 10:51 in length and an absolute musical journey!

“Abject Tomorrow” is a concept album based in a dystopian future in which all humans are required to have emotion inhibiting implants implanted from birth. One man’s implant fails and it chronicles his journey of discovery and reconnection with his humanity. So always better when listened to as a body of work, but as a standalone track this is still an absolute masterpiece!

It’s prog by definition, full of riffs, amazing lead guitar work with harmonic vocals and death metal style vocals in there also. So much going on in this track I could be here all day…

Check it out here and be prepared to be blown the fuck away! 

 

Graham is also running a competition at present to win a band t shirt. Head over to thier Facebook page for more details on how you could win one. 

There’s also links to purchase or stream “Abject Tomorrow” so get onto that if this track floats your boat. It’s incredible! 

https://www.facebook.com/TheViciousHeadSociety/

 

 

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So Long Until The Séance / SLUTS to Support Wednesday 13 in Dublin and Belfast

 

Belfast based  “So Long Until The Séance / SLUTS” have secured the perfect support slot! As a band heavily influenced by this man and his previous band Murderdolls, it’s the exact crowd they would work with and should really help them on their quest to the top! 

The lads recently reached the Bloodstock Metal To The Masses final and have really started getting out there over the past 18 months. 

Whatever happens next? This is very probably a dream come true for this band and hopefully Wednesday sees something in them and presents more touring opportunities for them. 

Check out their latest single “The Bride Of Frankenstein” here! 

Link to Their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/slutsband/

 

Wednesday 13’s latest video “Cruel To You”. 

 

 

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Pineal Gland Return With New Track Nowhere

Pineal Gland Return With New Track Nowhere

 

 

Pineal Gland have returned! What a fucking return it is too! They recently released their new track “Nowhere” from their forthcoming album “Brainwashed Societies. 

Pineal Gland are an extreme metal project formed in Dublin, Ireland, by guitarist Jan Cichos, in 2012. The band’s style is a mix of thrash, death and groove metal, constructed around irregular mathematical patterns, and progressively leant time signatures. The Lyrical inspiration for ‘Brainwashed Societies’ focuses on modern day culture, current and future social, and political issues, and various conspiracy theories. Adding to this, the overall inspiration for the project is formed around ancient geometry, forbidden psychoactive substances, global mind control, and their connection with human consciousness, and the pineal gland.

I’ve personally listened to this track numerous times now and if this track is anything to go by, “Brainwashed Societies” is easily going to be in my top 10 albums of 2017. I liked their previous works, but this is a huge step forward! 

Marcin Gąsiorowski of “Thy Worshiper” is a guest vocalist on this track and they’ve also brought in Carl King from “Two Tales Of Woe” for a track on the album and that collaboration has already stirred my interest. 

I was of the impression this band had called it a day, as I hadn’t heard anything about them for a couple of years now! Great to see them back with this absolute monster! 

Check it out here! Absolute blinder! 

 

‘Brainwashed Societies’ was recorded and produced by Pineal Gland, in Dublin, Ireland, in 2016 and then the album was then mixed and mastered at Heinrich House Studio, Legionowo, Poland. 

This long established studio is well known for their previous collaborations with, Decapitated, Vesania, Masachist, and Polish metal legends, Behemoth.

 

Link to Their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pinealglandofficial/

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJ0DiqE3lGuLMD1pDhYOPA

Itunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/pineal-gland/id1227881181

Stream via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4zTpYcf3zez5wSzqs79LmZ

 

 

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Reverend JM’s Panic Worship Release New Video “The Unspeakable”

 

 

Dublin based Reverend JM’s Panic Worship are a band I’m familiar with since 2013. I caught them at a festival and was absolutely captivated by them. String Bass, a home made Tin can guitar, using a pitch fork and knife as instruments among many, many other aspects. To me, they were more metal than most metal bands out there. Haunting lyrics, genuine layer upon layer to their sound and Jim stalked the stage like a crazed murderer. 

I’ve gone on to see the band on three more occasions and they still had the same effect on me… While some that follow this site may not appreciate this particular form of Gothabilly or however you choose to describe it? Those that do appreciate this will have found a truly amazing new band that quite frankly, aren’t well known at all for whatever reason… 

This the Reverend at his most demented and finest! Probably my favourite release by them as of now. It’s just what they’re all about! 

Check out “The Unspeakable” here and make your own mind about them… 

 

If you enjoyed that? Then here’s a link to their Facebook page for more details. https://www.facebook.com/reverendjm/

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Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Belfast Final Feature

 

 

The final of Belfast’s Metal To The Masses final has arrived! Six bands go into battle this Friday for a slot on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2017. 

We had planned to fully cover this years Belfast based competition, but a health issue on my behalf left me in a way I could have only started covering this over half way through. Taking that into consideration, I decided it would be bad form to start at that point… 

Overdrive, Planetmosh and Jetrocker cover and promote the Dublin based event, so we decided to focus on the NI competition instead as it doesn’t really get any coverage down south. 

To make up for this, I’m going to be starting a running feature “Northern Rampage” to hopefully open a few eyes and ears to the utterly excellent scene in Belfast at present. Then cover Metal To The Masses properly in 2018. 

Now, that’s that out of the way and nobody probably gave a fuck… We now focus on the bands performing at this years final. I’ll keep the descriptions very brief and let you check out their music here and if you like them? Links will be there for you to follow… 

 

Elder Druid 

Elder Druid are a 5-piece sludge/doom band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/elderdruidband/

 

Lock Horns 

Lock Horns are a progressive metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/LockHornsOfficial/

 

Neamhní

Neamhní are a Black Metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/neamhni/

 

Oracle

Oracle are a five piece groove metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Link to Their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/oraclebandni/

 

 

Shrouded

Shrouded are a Melodic Death metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband/

 

So Long Until The Séance / SLUTS

So Long Until The Séance / SLUTS are a Glam/Thrash/Horror band in the vein of Wednesday 13/Murderdolls from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Link to their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/slutsband/

 

There we have it! The band performing in this years final. I wouldn’t like to be Simon Hall on Friday night! Every band is very different which will make his choice even harder… Every band on this bill is a potential winner! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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