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Snowblind Release New Song ‘Judgement’

Snowblind Release New Song ‘Judgement’

 

 

Snowblind were formed in late 2011 by drummer Jake McCarthy and guitarist Sean Boland. Ian Mckeon joining on Bass and Vocals in February 2012. 

Dublin based and now formerly thrash metal band Snowblind have evolved! Seriously evolved if I’m honest. They were moving in a more prog based direction with their last release ‘Split Of Oak’, but this was unexpected. This is closer to Rush sound wise than their earlier thrash works. 

The track comes in at 9:14 in length and like any great prog song it doesn’t feel that long and kept me hooked throughout. I don’t actually know what to say about this track. It has really caught me off guard. It’s a brilliant track though. Their best work to date without absolute question and the rebirth of Snowblind has me more than a little interested. I want more! Where is it? When will it come out? How long do I have to wait? 

In all seriousness, it’s great to see the lads back releasing material as they were always among our most underrated bands. This track should go a way in changing that though and if this is anything to go by? Snowblind will be ascending to the next level in a fair and just world. 

One of the better tracks I’ve heard all year. No doubt about it! Snowblind are back! Well, so to speak… 

They released this statement today! 

**New Song – JUDGEMENT**

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and original artwork by Symmetry Industry Studios.

We had a great experience recording this song at SIS, and we intend to get back in the studio to record an E.P very soon.

Now…..give us 9 minutes and 14 seconds of your miserable existence.

 

 

Recorded mixed and mastered at Symmetry Industry Studios. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/SnowblindIre…

Symmetry Industry Studios: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryindustrystudios/

 

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Hedfuzy Set To Release New Single ‘Shadows For The Disappeared’ Lyric Video Now Streaming

 

 

Irish progressive hard rock band Hedfuzy have released a brand new lyric video for their track ‘Shadows For The Disappeared’ their first release as a full band. Which is set to be released on all platforms on September 17th. The single is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Waves’.  

Hedfuzy begun in 2013 as a one man project. Mr Pat Byrne handled all the instruments outside drums which until now session players accompanied him with. All the guitar, bass and vocals were handled by the man himself. 

In 2015 he dropped his self titled debut album ‘Hedfuzy’ to critical acclaim. I have listened to the album many times over the years, and considering one man composed it all, a truly fantastic piece of art. Another single ‘The Lost Star’ was released in October 2017 with Keith McCoy as the bands drummer. 

Things went quiet in the camp since then. They played a couple of gigs in Limerick as a full band with Pat handling Vocal/Bass duties and accompanied by Graham Keane on Guitar and Keith Mc Coy on Drums. Since those rare live shows it was looking like maybe the project was slowing down as many of this nature can.

Then the announcements started.  Keith McCoy was confirmed as the bands full time drummer. Followed by the news the rather excellent Jamie Callaghan was the bands new vocalist. PJ O’Connell was then the final addition on Guitar. 

Their first release is now upon us and is it any good? Yes, it most certainly is! It’s a great song! I don’t like saying it’s better than previous releases as this is now a very different animal and unfair to compare. A great evolution of Hedfuzy would be my way of describing this track. I’m very much looking forward to their forthcoming album ‘Waves’ on the strength of this release. Pat like any great musician guarantees great quality control so it’s looking good. Very good for the album! 

They released this statement with the lyric video. 

Here is the Lyric Video for our new single Shadows for the Disappeared. Out on all Digital Platforms Monday the 17th of September.Thanks to Graham Keane for playing Guitar on this.Video by YOD Multimedia. 

 

 

We spoke to the projects founder Mr Pat Byrne as the release draws near of both their single and forthcoming album ‘Waves’. 

BM: Hedfuzy started off as a one man project. Can you tell us how the project started?

PB: I had started to write a bunch of songs around the end of 2013 that seemed to be leaning towards the proggier side of Rock/Metal and I was really enjoying it, so I decided to try to get enough songs together for an album. I spent most of 2014 working on the tracks and trying to get people involved but for various different reasons that idea didn’t work out so I went ahead with it myself with sessions musicians for whatever parts I needed done. It ended up taking a bit longer then I expected but I got got everything together the way I wanted it and the album came out in 2015.

 

BM: Did you compose the new release entirely like you have with previous releases?

PB: Yes. I had about 20 songs to choose from when I really started to get the album together. I usually put all the demos together myself and spend a bit of time seeing what songs work together and what I think works as a Hedfuzy track.

 

BM: Hedfuzy have played live in the past. What brought about the decision to replace yourself on vocals?

PB: I was writing songs for a kind of Classic Rock project that I had also wanted to get off the ground, and I had put a post up on Facebook asking about singers in that style. Someone sent on a video of Jamie singing and I was blown away by it. I checked out some of his other videos and thought he was superb. I sent him a message and we started talking about maybe doing something together. So as I was working on the new album I found that I was going back and checking out his videos and thinking he would sound so much better than me singing these Hedfuzy songs. I was right.

 

BM: Obvious next question, have you plans to take the new Hedfuzy line up to a live setting?

PB: Yes. We have started rehearsing with the new line up with Jamie, myself Keith McCoy on Drums and PJ O Connell on Guitar and it sounds great. I’ve been talking to quite a few bands already about getting some gigs together for maybe the end of this year or start of 2019.

 

BM: What are your hopes for this release?

PB: Well the album is being mixed by Chris Collier at the moment so I think maybe a December release date. We’re looking to get out and play the songs live as much as we can and like every other band try and get as many people as possible to hear it.

 

BM: Will this be a full on release with Vinyl, CD’s available?

PB: Cd’s and Digital release first and I would really like to do Vinyl but not sure of that yet.

 

BM: Great to hear. I’ll most certainly be getting to one of the future planned live shows for absolute sure! I’m also very much looking forward to the album. 

Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today and we hope this really takes off for you!  

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hedfuzy/

Bandcamp: https://hedfuzy1.bandcamp.com/album/hedfuzy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEESATSdToz0pOJhsrQVnvA/videos

 

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Gama Bomb Release New Official Video ‘Bring Out The Monster’

 

 

Irish thrash metal legends Gama Bomb have just released a quite frankly amazing video ‘Bring Out The Monster’. This is really shaping up to be there best material in years. I liked their previous releases, but this is Citizen Brain level once more! 

They released this brief statement today. 

Here it is – the official video for Bring Out The Monster starring Snowy The Gamabombinable Snowman! What do you think, Maniax?

 

 

Taken from the album „Speed Between The Lines“, out October 12th, 2018.

Order now: http://promo.afm-records.de/de/gama-bomb

Spotify: https://sptfy.com/18xC

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/de/artist/ga…

 

Their first single 666teen for those that may have missed it! 

 

 

 

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Cryptopsy Release New Single/Video Sire Of Sin From Their Forthcoming EP ‘The Book Of Suffering, Tome II’

 

 

Technical Death metal legends Cryptopsy have released a brand new single/video ‘Sire Of Sin’ from their forthcoming EP ‘The Book of Suffering – Tome II’. 

They released this brief statements today. 

Check out our new single ‘Sire of Sin’ from our upcoming EP ‘The book of Suffering, Tome 2’.

!! PRE-ORDER NOW !!

🎥Chris Kells from FTB Visuals
🎚Christian Donaldson at The Grid

 

 

 

The Book of Suffering – Tome II is now available for Pre-Order. Get your copy today!!!

We have some sick merchandise bundles that you should all check out.
Remy C from Headsplit Designs designed the artwork for The Book of Suffering – Tome II. Artwork by: Remy Cooper – Headsplit Design – headsplitdesign.free.fr

The official release date is October 26th!

Enjoy the brutality!

https://cryptopsyofficial.bandcamp.com/…/the-book-of-suffer…

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Black Shuck Release First Two Recorded Tracks

Black Shuck Release First Two Recorded Tracks

 

 

Galway based Black Shuck recently released their first two recorded tracks ‘ The Hound’ and ‘Counterfeit Throne’. 

The band are the reincarnation of long time Galway band Negativ Result. Their formation was brought about by not been able to secure the role of a second guitarist. Rather than continue with the old name, they decided a fresh start and change of direction was the right option for them. They still have tracks such as ‘Red’ in their live set, but this is a very different animal than Negativ Result. 

Check out both tracks here. They are moving away from their groove metal sound of old and creating their own sound in the process. 

The signs are good from these tracks! 

The Hound

 

Counterfeit Throne

 

 

Black shuck: https://www.facebook.com/BlackShuckMe

Recorded by Gavin Doyle at Symmetry Industry studios: https://www.facebook.com/symmetryindu

 

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Owl Release New LP ‘Nights In Distortion’ Stream In Full Within

 

 

Some of the best art is often made in the wake of the worst tragedies. Such is the case with Germany’s doom metal band Owl, whose forthcoming, 3rd full-length album, Nights In Distortion, nearly never came to fruition due to the impact of the death of their bassist René Marquis. Over 4 years in the making, the band’s long-awaited record will finally be realized on September 7th via the Swedish label Temple of Torturous Records.

 

Owl’s (Germany) founder and primary songwriter Christian Kolf, who’s also a member of the critically renowned  metal band Valborg (Prophecy Productions) and founder of the label Zeitgeister, created the band in the mid-2000’s as a necessity to further explore and challenge his musical creativity. What began as a death metal project has evolved over the years, incorporating Kolf’s eclectic tastes and influences that’s resulted in an amalgam of death and doom that conjures memories of Type O Negative, Jesu, Neurosis, Anathema and Meshuggah among others.

 

“I have to say that this album is still heavy for me when I listen to it,” says Kolf. “There are a lot of grievous memories connected to that album, but foremost it’s about my friend René Marquis who died some months ago, who played bass on it. He was really a nice chap. You could nerd with him about music and instruments for hours. He gave us all a big vibe. And to have him on board for this album was very very helpful. Sometimes I thought “why should I do this, it’s stupid, just chill and make music when better times come,“ because I knew that it would be draining somehow. But René always said “do it.“ It was good to have a partner for this album, someone I could talk too and share it with.”

The album is now released, and it’s easily one of the better albums I’ve listened to this year. It’s dark, moody and a timeless doom classic in my opinion! It’s also a real grower. Repeat listens offer something new and it’s without doubt album of the year quality for those that have/will hear it. 

The album can be streamed in full here via YouTube and Bandcamp. We also spoke with the projects founder and primary songwriter Christian Kolf, who’s also a member of the critically renowned  metal band Valborg (Prophecy Productions) and founder of the label Zeitgeister

 

BM: Can you please tell us about the bands formation? 

CK: I guess this whole thing started back in 2009. It was not very glorious. I always had the dream to do an obscure Death Metal record, I had a certain picture of it. The trigger was Portal. I discovered them and then I did the first Owl album. I just fulfilled a dream I had: I always wanted to do this kind of Death Metal, that reminds of canyons, with an 30-minute ambient piece at the end of the record. All because I was a big fan of the first Anathema „Serenades“ and Red Harvest’s „Hybreed“, albums that already did this ambient stuff. 

BM: You were originally a death metal band. What brought about the move to Doom? 

CK:This happened on the 2nd album. When I wrote the track „Memories Of Dead Dreams“, it was not meant for Owl, but after a while, I decided to do it. With the 2nd album I moved away from the occult/obscure Death Metal thing and did more things by feeling. I already did this „Death Metal“ album with my debut album, so it was kind of boring to do the same again. Owl became my personal outlet and I did not think so much about styles anymore. Especially with the EP „The Last Walk“, this was the first „Doom“-release by Owl. I did it to cope with some things, not because I wanted to do a 22-minute long Doom-song, it just happened.

 
 

BM: You sadly had a massive loss in your band. Did you consider calling it quits at the time? 

CK: Quitting was never an option, because Owl is some kind of tool for me, to get through life. But I had the urge to just upload „Nights In Distortion“ on bandcamp and move on.

BM: Do you consider this album to be a fitting tribute to your late friend? 

CK: Yes. Totally. He played bass on it. He motivated me to move on when I struggled with this album. He became a member of Owl for „Nights In Distortion“, so this was our first work together. I will always remember him, when I listen to that album.

 
 

BM: What’s your hopes for this album? 

CK: I went through some rough times, and this album was somehow a therapy for me. I just wanted to express my emotions, without thinking about „if this is cool“ or not. I did it for myself. So, my only hope is, that maybe some people can feel that, and make it their „own“ album. That would give me some piece. 

 

BM: Have you any plans to tour this release? 

CK: Not now. First up Owl has always been my solo project. But I’m working on a new album, probably with a different line-up, guys who are willing to play live. So at the moment, my plan is to play live with the next release.

 
 
 

BM: is there any advice you would give bands dealing with loss? 

CK: Let it all out. Be sad, be angry. You will be confused. You will not get it that someone is gone. But life goes on. And this only shows you that life is brutal and that you have to go on, if you want to get something out of your life. Create a place inside of you for all this stuff, because it will never go away. Don’t forget to laugh about it.

BM: Is there anything you would like to add?    

CK: Thank you.

 

 

NIGHTS IN DISTORTION“ OUT NOW!

The Ultra Clear Vinyl edition is already SOLD OUT at Temple Of Torturous,  8 copies left.

Grab one here:
https://owlmetal.bigcartel.com
https://owlmetal.bandcamp.com

 

 
 
 
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