Devil City Angels releases a really fun debut record

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You ever listen to a record and “feel” the fun that was had in making it? I heard rumors of this band and have been patiently awaiting their debut release.  I am fortunate and have the opportunities to have spoken with Rikki Rockett, Tracii Guns, and Rudy Sarzo (Rudy replaced previous bassist Eric Brittingham) during the past several years so I know of their enthusiasm and passion for music.

I have been listening to this record for a while now and find myself returning to it again and again. Let’s get one thing straight right out of the gates: there is no trace of L.A. Guns, Poison,  Cinderella, or Quiet Riot on this record. It’s just good old fun Rock n’ Roll!

I received this record at work and was a captive audience for it on my 90 minute drive home. From the opening notes of “Numb” to the closing of “Bad Decisions” it grabs you and makes you feel like you were actually sitting in the studio having a good time while they were recording.

It seems to me that more and more “seasoned ” artists are getting back to their roots and getting involved with these kind of projects. Rikki Rockett’s drumming shines throughout this project. Many people seem to have written Rikki off because of his work in Poison. He is really a heavy hitter and very talented. I have been a Tracii Guns fan since forever and he steps outside of his normal playing and brings us some solid feel good riffs here. While Rudy Sarzo has taken over bass duties Eric Brittingham was the one who laid down the heavy groove this record brings. Brandon Gibbs is unknown to many but brings a style that fits the vibe of Devil City Angels to a T.

The track listing is as follows and I can’s recommend any one track above any other because this is a whole package that should be enjoyed in its totality. So grab this record, your best girl/guy, your friends, the car keys, and just drive around and listen.

 1. Numb

2. All My People

3. Boneyard

4. I’m Living

5. No Angels

6. Goodbye Forever

7. Ride With Me

8. All I Need

9, Back To The Drive

10. Bad Decisions

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Rudy Sarzo, Brandon Gibbs, Tracii Guns, Rikki Rockett

     This is one record that gets a 15 out of 10 stars folks, seriously. Check out Devil City Angels online at:

https://twitter.com/devilcityangels

https://www.facebook.com/DevilCityAngels

      Check out the track “All My People” right here:

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s DEVIL CITY ANGELS!!!

     -the Hellion

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR Brand New Digital Single Out Now, Stream Available!‏

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR Brand New Digital Single Out Now, Stream Available!

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Manga metal moshers RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have released their brand new digital single, ‘Dressed All In Black’. The song is now available via all known download & streaming platforms. Click to order @ iTunesAmazonGoogle!

Stream ‘Dressed All In Black’ at: http://youtu.be/XeNyEiRD_es

The song comes off the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Welcame, which will be released November 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. Welcame was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Zeuss (MADBALL, HATEBREED, EMMURE).

The album will be available as limited edition digipak including a so-called obi, a traditional Japanese paper strip, wrapped around the CD. Two special bundles including a different rare and limited T-Shirts can be pre-ordered as well. Welcame will also be available on black vinyl as well as on Japanese style white vinyl with a red label (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only.)

While waiting for the whole cluster bomb of an album to be released, a few selected legends of the hardcore and metal world have already gotten a sneak peak and are overwhelmed:

“ROTNS really know how to bring that old thrash sound current! Their NYHC influenced style mixed in with their original mojo is something that appeals to many extreme music enthusiast world wide! Killer band!”

Roger Miret | AGNOSTIC FRONT

“What a sick mixture of some of the greatest influences from the 90’s, I love what they are doing!”

Billy Graziadei | BIOHAZARD

“Hardcore will never die as long as bands like ROTNS are carrying the torch. A crushing album!”

Mille Petrozza | KREATOR

„This is some HEAVY stuff with a youthful, hip hop kind a flare/flavor, what can I say… they definitely demonstrate their saiya style!“
Freddy Cricien | MADBALL

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Welcame will contain the following tracks:
01. What The Fuck
02. Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]
03. The New Path
04. Samurai Spirit
05. Dressed All In Black
06. Again And Again
07. Tyson
08. Bosozoku
09. Simon Says*
10. Authentic
11. Blast ‘em All
*PHAROAHE MONCH cover

Check out what RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR are about with this playlist of all their official videos to date! Among these are brand new tracks Welcame[Furyo State Of Mind]’ and the PHAROAHE MONCH cover ‘Simon Says’ – both taken from the upcoming debut album!

This playlist contains:
Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]’ – the album’s title track (250.000+ clicks)
‘Simon Says’ (stream only, no video) – PHAROAHE MONCH cover (53.000+ clicks)
‘Demonstrating My Saiya Style’ (1.000.000+ clicks)
‘Sound Of Wolves’ (900.000+ clicks)
‘Phoenix’ (1.300.000+ clicks)

‘Protect Ya Chest’ (895.000+ clicks)

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR is:
Vithia – vocals
Air-One – guitar
Eva-B – guitar
Fabulous Fab – bass
Hokuto No Kev – drums

www.riseofthenorthstar.com | www.facebook.com/rotnsofficial | www.nuclearblast.de/riseofthenorthstar

      it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!…and we LOVE it!

     -the Hellion

DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!‏

DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!

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Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Belgium’s finest – anthemic grooving rock/metal outfit DIABLO BLVD!

Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a CORROSION OF CONFORMITYsong and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A BRAND, BORN FROM PAIN and MEURIS, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and playing shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and the Netherlands.

Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, DIABLO BLVD offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genre (like DANZIG, THE CULT, GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and TYPE O NEGATIVE), classic rock and even blues.

After two successful full-length albums and numerous celebrated shows around Europe DIABLO BLVD went to the legendary ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album Follow The Deadlights in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston(mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF and STEEL PANTHER.

Commented the band: “Everybody! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we’re going to join the Nuclear Blast family for our first world-wide release. Signing to Nuclear Blast is like getting the hot chick everybody wants. They were our first choice when we started looking for a deal and to see it actually coming through still feels unreal. So a big thank you to everyone involved for making it happen and we hope to see you all in 2015.” – DIABLO BLVD

Follow The Deadlights is planned for release January, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The official lyric video for the first single off the album, ‘Rise Like Lions’, can now be streamed at this location:

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01. Beyond The Veil
02. Rise Like Lions
03. Get Up 9
04. Follow The Deadlights
05. Son Of Cain
06. Come With Me (Battle Call)
07. Fear Is For The Enemy
08. Peace Won By War
09. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

DIABLO BLVD is:
Alex Agnew – vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts – guitar
Kris Martens – drums
Tim Bekaert – bass

www.diabloboulevard.com | www.facebook.com/diabloboulevard | www.nuclearblast.de/diabloboulevard

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s Diablo BLVD!!!

-the Hellion

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere‏

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at

LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere

On Sunday, February 16thLAMB OF GOD premiered their feature documentary film, “As The Palaces Burn”, to a packed house at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The Metal Injection crew attended the show and got an exclusive insider’s look at the premiere and fan meet and greet. Earlier today, Metal Injection posted their official video coverage of the event, which includes exclusive interviews with Chris Adler, director Don Argott, fans in attendance, and other industry personnel involved in the promotion and creation of the film. The video also features a look at the band’s personal on-stage film introduction, with commentary from Randy Blythe and director Don Argott.

 

Watch the video for a unique, first-hand look at the premiere here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/lamb-of-god-as-the-palaces-burn-film-premiere-report

 

As announced last week, in February 27th anticipation of the worldwide release of “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m.  This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

 

In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

 

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to www.asthepalacesburn.com.

 

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LAMB OF GOD Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Distribution of “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film‏

LAMB OF GOD Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Distribution of “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film

 

LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce that they have entered in to a worldwide distribution deal with Specticast (Led Zeppelin Celebration Day, Paul McCartney Rock Show) for their Don Argott (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, School of Rock) directed feature film “As The Palaces Burn”. Filming for the feature began in 2012 and concluded in March of 2013.

 

“As The Palaces Burn”, not to be confused with the making-of documentary packaged with the recent re-release of the 2003 LAMB OF GOD album of the same name, was conceived to be a documentary focused on the power of music and its impact on cultures around the world and its ability to bring together people of all nationalities regardless of religious or political differences. After a worldwide casting call, filming took place in Colombia, Venezuela, Israel, India, and the United States. As filming reached its conclusion, the documentary was forced to take a major turn when the band’s lead singer, Randy Blythe, was arrested in the Czech Republic and charged with the murder of a fan in June 2012. Granted unique access to Blythe’s continuing saga, Argott’s filming covered Blythe’s 38 day imprisonment in Prague, his release and the band’s return to live performances, and finally Blythe’s trial for murder in Prague in February 2013.

 

“As The Palaces Burn” will debut worldwide on February 27th. Following the film, a 30 minute Q&A with the entire band and director Don Argott will be shown. The Q&A was conducted by VH1 Classics Eddie Trunk and filmed at the final show of the band’s North American tour in support of their most recent release, Resolution.

 

The trailer for the film can be found at www.asthepalacesburn.com.

 

The poster for the film is below.

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Surprise! DISFIGURING THE GODDESS Reveals Secret Second Full-Length Album “Black Earth Child” Today – TWO New Albums Out Now, Including “Deprive”‏

Surprise! DISFIGURING THE GODDESS Reveals Secret Second Full-Length Album “Black Earth Child” Today – TWO New Albums Out Now, Including “Deprive”

 

Both Albums Streaming Now Exclusively via Metal Injection

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It’s that time of year, and DISFIGURING THE GODDESS is in the giving spirit. Not only does the brand new death-tastic record AdreDeprive drop today, but DTG mastermind Cameron Argon has revealed a second, completely new, completely separate full-length album for fans, entitled Black Earth Child. What a twist! Both records are streaming now via MetalInjection.net. Listen here.

 

With this unprecedented move, fans can pick up both records now, digitally and physically, via the official DTG Benchmark merch store:http://www.shopbenchmark.com/disfiguringthegoddess. Not only are the records available via the DTG Benchmark site, but so is a slew of Deprive AND Black Earth Child merch! Check out the bundles, including a new and exclusive Black Earth Child hoodie and t-shirt.

 

Both records are also available now via iTunes. [Deprive iTunes link] [Black Earth Child iTunes link]

 

Cameron Argon comments on his decision to release two completely separate records: “To put it simply, during the process of writing and recording Deprive, I realized I wasn’t done, that I had more in me. I decided to make this second record, Black Earth Child, start to finish in about four weeks time and release it as a surprise – two albums, one day. So here are two separate albums. Directly from me to you.”

 

 

The stellar album art for Black Earth Child (above) is illustrated by none other than brutal death metal illustrator Toshihiro Egawa, who is also responsible for the haunting art for Deprive (below).

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To learn more about DISFIGURING THE GODDESS, please visit these sites:

http://www.facebook.com/disfiguringthegoddess

http://www.twitter.com/disfiguringtheg

http://www.instagram.com/dtgdtgdtg

http://www.shopbenchmark.com/disfiguringthegoddess

Expect more coming from Decomp Records in 2014!

My interview with V.O.X. vocalist Don Chaffin

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I recently heard of an awesome band: Voices Of eXtreme. Naturally I had to hear more about this band and was granted an exclusive interview with vocalist Don Chaffin. We had a great chat about things V.O.X. and rock n’ roll. Here is the interview for your enjoyment followed by a link to their video for “Apocalypse”. Their new record Break The Silence drops on November 1, 2013 via Smash-Mouth Records and features some of the band’s best songs to date.

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     Don’t miss this great band! check them out at https://www.facebook.com/VOICESOFEXTREME and their website http://www.voicesofextreme.com

Special shout out to Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR for the heads up on this band!

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!

the Hellion