Rabid Bitch Of The North Announce Details For Their New LP ‘Heavy Metal Rabies’

Rabid Bitch of the North are pleased to announce details of their highly anticipated second  album, entitled “Heavy Metal Rabies”. Slated for a May 2021 release, it will come out on  the newly-resurrected Distortion Project Records – the label arm of Belfast-based heavy  metal promoter, manager and tour booker / manager The Distortion Project. The band’s  sophomore effort will consist of eight brand new tracks of pulse pounding, old-school heavy  metal. Forged in the fires of the genre’s venerable antecedents, Heavy Metal Rabies is choc  full of classic fist bangers to get the blood pumping. If you like your metal with a healthy  dose of denim, rivets and sweat then this is the album for you!  

Following on from 2017’s well received debut “Nothing But A Bitter Taste”, Heavy Metal  Rabies builds on the foundations laid by that album and expands upon their trademark  sound still further. Rabid Bitch have matured as musicians and songwriters, and it shows on  these 8 dynamic, well-crafted heavy metal anthems. 

Comments’ Guitarist Gerry Mulholland 

“Our second album is quite literally the next step for us. If things were different we might  have had another album out as well, but juggling a band and outside band life is tough as  you have money and time constraints. So what we will be putting out will be new material  built on foundations laid down by everything we have written and recorded previously. We  aren’t going off in any new directions, we are just solidifying what we are and that is a heavy  metal band steeped in the traditional genres of the golden era of metal. A natural evolution  in our ability and musicianship will be on display and we’ll be incorporating some things we  haven’t done before alongside the tried and tested formula of our previous releases, but with  a little more refinement. 

Strides will be taken towards purifying our sound and making it into the kind of metal we all  believe in. The production will be another notch up from the first album and the lessons learnt from that will bolster our sonic signature for the listeners. One thing I have purposely  aimed for is more dynamic material to show a little more complexity but without losing  touch with the material from our previous album. I believe this makes for a perfect vehicle  to showcase some things people may not have heard from us before. Two new songs have  already been played live at the Fullmetal Osthessen festival in Germany and they went down  a storm. We’re hoping that what follows with the rest of the album will also satisfy the hardcore headbangers out there! In the New Year we will be taking the tracks on the road  with the aim of spreading the heavy metal rabies as far as we can. So after this pandemic is  over and everyone survives we can unleash our own virus in a much more enjoyable way,  infecting new fans from place to place and wherever we can get on stage.”. 

The album will be preceded by a single with an accompanying video.  

As well as being available on CD, Vinyl and cassette the album will be released on all digital  formats, to include Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Deezer and many others.  

The band are also pleased to announce the first few dates of the “Rabies Over the UK 2021” tour in support of the album. These will be their first shows on the mainland in 3 years, with  many more to come including a return to Europe and beyond! The confirmed dates so far  are: 

Thursday 27th May. The Patriot, Crumlin – Wales 

Friday 28th May. Hanger 18, Swansea – Wales 

Saturday 29th May. Gryphon, Bristol – England 

Sunday 30th May. TBC 

To celebrate this announcement the band have released a brand new piece of merchandise  in the form of a limited edition covid-killing mask. Rabies trumps coronavirus every time  when you’re wearing one of these! They’re on sale now at £5.50 + p&p from  https://rabidbitchofthenorth.bigcartel.com/ so get yours now and mark yourself as safe  from the ‘rona! 


Song titles will include “Heavy Metal Rabies”, “Scumbag, “Return to Oak Island”, Irish Sword  and more. 


Rabid Bitch of the North are a three-piece heavy metal band from Belfast Northern Ireland.  They are very much inspired by traditional heavy metal bands and associate themselves  with the NWOBHM and its descendants. The bands musical character and individuality is  very important to their ethos and ultimately, they aim to be themselves. They like to play  fast, hard, heavy and with fury! 

Rabid Bitch have toured and played with a long list of Metal legends including Angel Witch,  Raven, Diamond Head, Blitzkrieg, Hell, Portrait, Tim Ripper Owens, Acid Reign, Xentrix,  Pagan Altar, Primordial, Solstice, Dark Forest, Age Of Taurus, and Argus. They toured  Europe in 2016 with Lord Volture and the UK with Toledo Steel and Midnight Force in 2018.

They have played Bloodstock (twice) Full Metal Haggis (twice) and SinFest in Malta, as well  as headlining the first night of the Fullmetal Othessen festival in March 2020. Their well received debut album (Nothing But a Bitter Taste, Hostile Media Records – released on CD  and all digital formats in August 2017) saw a vinyl release in February 2019 and they played  3 Irish dates with Asomvel in support of the release May of that year. 

The band are currently writing and recording our 2nd album, which is due for release in the  May 2021 with further touring planned for the second half of the year. 

For fans of: 

Raven, Tank, Venom, Motorhead, Warfare, Nuclear Assault, Witchfinder General,  Atomkraft, Saxon, NWOBHM, NWOTHM 


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NWOBHMRBOTN/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rabid.botn/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rbotn/

YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/RABIDBOTN

“The Missionary” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FtzglbXIcc
“Green Eyes” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRyIDLFQBQU
“Nothing But A Bitter Taste” Spotify Link:  

“Nothing But a Bitter Taste” Apple Music: 

Press / Booking enquiries and Management: James Loveday:  the_distortion_project@hotmail.com


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Shackles Release Video/Single Hatred’s Reservoir

Following an extended hiatus in the recording sphere, Byron Bay’s deathly brutal hardcore outfit SHACKLES return to set a crushing new precedent with their latest LP, ‘Hatreds Reservoir’. The album will be released on Friday November 6th, through iconic label Resist Records (Parkway Drive, Polaris) and is available to pre-order now at https://orcd.co/hatredsreservoir.

To herald the new album, the band have released the first track and video from the record, the title track, ‘Hatred’s Reservoir’! CVLT NATION wrote about the song last night, saying that SHACKLES have “ created a wrecking machine, a wall of metal and violence that pulverizes everything before it and leaves only splinters in its wake.”

The band have laid down thirteen tracks of pure distilled grinding barbarity that takes immediate cues from Death Metal, Grindcore, Hardcore and Power Violence, while producing a mutant synthesis of them all.

Captured by Liam Kriz and mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording (Harms WayDead in the DirtWeekend Nachos), the band burrow further into their collective stockpile of animosity and conniption to produce what could arguably be considered the strongest of their recorded output so far.

Saturated in abhorrence and hostility, this new record from SHACKLES bestows an absolute affirmation to the band’s claim as total purveyors of all things drear and desolate in the dead zone they occupy – between the realms of brutal hardcore and extreme metal.

SHACKLES’ new album ‘Hatred’s Reservoir’ will be released on Friday November 6th through Resist Records and can be pre-ordered now at https://orcd.co/hatredsreservoir. The first single/title track from the record is available now to purchase and stream on all digital stores and streaming platforms.

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

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Make Way For Man To Release New EP Rites On September 18th

Make Way for Man are based in Perth, Western Australia and have built a name since their formation 2016 due to the positive message in their music despite it being pretty damn heavy!
They are set to release their EP Rites tomorrow and it’s sure to send up another level in a just and fair world because it’s rather good!

Guitarist Drew Shepherd says that the EP “…explores the idea of not overcoming fear by succeeding always, but knowing there are bound to be ups and downs in life – and having to be ready to handle them the best way you personally know how to.

Before I say anymore on this release and include the interview done with the band. Thanks to Tim Price at Collision Course! They have A Cover of the song ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City which has already been released. This is one of the greatest things to ever happen humanity!
Here it is…

On the EP as a whole. Man, there’s so many layers to this and it never gets boring! It’s also to my ears something different! Even though they don’t sound alike, they remind me of 36 Crazyfists aka A Snow Capped Romance era. The variety in vocals and melodies have a similar vibe and I think that’s an excellent album so pretty high praise here!

The guitar in this EP is just outstanding! It’s technical in nature but just sounds right! The bass and drums are also of the highest quality but the guitar sticks out here as it’s so damn good.
The electronic edge to the tracks also adds diversity and when the six tracks are finished you just want to start it again…

All in all, this is one of the best EP’s I’ve heard this year. It’s also the most interesting and different for absolute certain!
A band I’ll be following going forward and already looking forward to their future releases.


They also previously released their title track Rites. Check it out here.

BM: Can you tell us about the bands formation? What were your influences and how did it all come to be? 

MWFM: We started about 5 years ago now, it all came about because most of us were either in between bands or not doing much musically at the time and it seemed to come together pretty quickly. We all have quite varied influences, some of us heavier, some even more pop orientated, this seems to show up in the music we write and hopefully helps us come up with something a little different.

BM: What’s your hopes for this release? 

MWFM: We hope that it will exceed the response we had from our first EP, I think it is a step up for us and has quite varied styles in the one EP to have something for everyone. We also hope the virus goes away so we can start touring and playing the new songs!

BM: As we now live in an episode of Black Mirror and gigs may be off for a while, have you any outside the box ideas for promotion such as a streamed launch gig or the likes? 

MWFM: Yes, although I haven’t really considered live streaming a gig, it is probably a good idea. We are lucky enough to be all open and up and running in Western Australia so we will do a launch show here as well as a regional tour, we figure if we can’t leave our state we may as well get out and play where we can.

BM: Who are your favorite Australian bands you think should be better known? 

MWFM: My favourite at the moment is probably patient Sixty-seven, Xenobiotic, we have a lot of good perth bands which do get overlooked

BM: If you could tour with anyone who would it be? 

MWFM: Hometown perth bands like Make Them Suffer, its more fun when you tour with guys you know

BM: Anything you like to add? 

We have had a big break in between the first release to this new one. For us now there will be no slowing down as there is even more new material coming!

Facebook for all the links: https://www.facebook.com/makewayforman

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Modality Release New Single/Video The Void

Modality Release New Single/Video The Void

Melbourne’s Modality are today revealing the details of their new single – The Void. The track was released out of the ether and into this plane of existence on Friday September 11 – and is available for purchase and streaming at http://ffm.to/modality_thevoid.

The Band, who formed in late 2018, explores themes of artificial intelligence, social commentary and also draws on personal experience to craft their massive progressive/djent tracks. This new single, The Void, comes with a hard-hitting filmclip to drive home the meaning of the song’s lyrics and themes.

Vocalist Nigel Jackson wanted to craft a song for people who are “…feeling helpless and searching for the light at the end of the tunnel, especially with the world being currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the feeling of being depressed and empty inside, not knowing if there’s anything you can do to change it, and coming to terms with the uncertainty of things getting better or worse.

It’s also about the fear of becoming numb and desensitised to everything, and the fear of being reckless and destructive in the environment that surrounds you. The surreal visuals of the film clip amplify the feeling of abnormality that we are all experiencing at this time.

The massive-sounding progressive/djent track was mixed by Ted Furuhashi (CIRCLESTwelve Foot Ninja) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic. The guitar parts were co-written with Edward Warren (IRONSTONE) and the clip was directed by Nigel Jackson and Dave Hunter (CIRCLES; Band Factory Media) and filmed on location at The Industique in Coburg North, Victoria.

The band released their debut EP ‘SYNTHES1S’ in December of 2018, which was recorded and produced by Clint Vincent of Dead Letter Circus. Modality played their debut show in January 2019 at PROGFEST Melbourne, supporting world-renowned progressive heavyweights such as MONUMENTSThe Ocean and Skyharbor. Following this, the band supported CIRCLES on their ‘Winter’ tour, alongside Ebonivory and more.

Modality will release their new single ‘The Void’ on Friday September 11 on all good digital stores and streaming platforms at http://ffm.to/modality_thevoid.

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

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Killer Be Killed Release New Track ‘Deconstructing Self-Destruction’ Announce New LP Reluctant Hero

After bursting onto the heavy music scene back in 2014 with their stellar debut album, Killer Be Killed set alight a flame that has been burning ever since and leaving lots of hungry fans wanting more with each years that passes…
Six years later, the band’s first taste of new music has arrived and you better believe it was well worth the wait.

Before jumping ahead, let’s fill the newbies in. Killer Be Killed is a metal supergroup consisting of vocalists/guitarists Max Cavalera (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy) and Greg Puciato (ex-Dillinger/The Black Queen), bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), drummer Ben Koller (Converge/All Pigs Must Die) and live/session guitarist Juan Montoya (ex-TorcheCavityFloor) 

This is their new track Deconstructing Self Destruction!

Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero track List

1. Deconstructing Self-Destruction
2. Dream Gone Bad
3. Left of Center
4. Inner Calm from Outer Storms
5. Filthy Vagabond
6. From a Crowded Wound
7. The Great Purge
8. Comfort from Nothing
9. Animus
10. Dead Limbs
11. Reluctant Hero

Listen on Spotify

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Hiidenhauta Release New Single/Video ‘Lettorikko’ New LP ‘Riivin’ Out September 18th

Finnish folk-influenced black metal band Hiidenhauta are set to release their third studio album ‘Riivin’ on September 18th 2020 via Inverse Records. Their new single and music video ‘Lettorikko’ was released today. 

Such an incident once happened in Pielavesi; A few peasants hanged themselves in the middle of haymaking season, so at the same time from day to day such a miracle happened in the hay meadow that the wind took all the hay from two haystacks as it went. They rose so high that they were not visible at all after that. This left the impression in the meadow that at that windswept the devil went with his prey. In the gust, people believe that the souls of people who leave the world through suicide are flying.-Pielavesi, Finland 

Singer-lyricist Tuomas says:“Lettorikko was one of the last songs on the album, composed by our bassist Henri. I had written various stories about the Devil in Finnish folklore for the other band members to see, from which Henri found this story told in Pielavesi about the peasants hanging themselves. Inspired by the story, the song was born pretty quickly and was immediately in its almost final form. I immediately began to write a text for the composition, which was also surprisingly effortless, as were the song melodies composed after the text. This song has perhaps the most folk spirit that the new album has more of, especially in Emma’s vocals, but also more natural than before. Lettorikko was easy to choose as the video and the single track: it has a lot of everything you can find on the album. Jerkka Perälä was chosen as the author of Lettorikko’s lyric video, who made a lyrical video for the song Hallan valta in connection with the last album. Jerkka had a very similar idea of ​​the visuality of the song, which I had, so working and agreeing on the content of the video was very effortless. The video materials were filmed in the village of Anola, Nakkila.” 

Hiidenhauta’s third album, “Riivin”, is most easily labeled as folk-influenced black metal, but above all it is a balanced ensemble of Finnish Devil which represents both humanity, mischief, but also an eternal will of revenge for those who do wrong. This album exudes the band’s ability to regenerate and transform. Once again, Hiidenhauta is like a story they created: earthy, raw, angry, but also sounding like the endless beauty of nature. On the record, the band takes another real leap into a new area where it tears and breaks, and just when it’s used to be still, it leaves again and looks for new trails to carry.

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32zIHMK
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/155544102
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/145619064
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2YCoswp

PRE-ORDER Riivin CD: https://bit.ly/2WhuHVy 
PRE-SAVE Riivin album on Spotify: https://bit.ly/3ezxi3v


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