AGNOSTIC FRONT Release First The American Dream Died Webisode‏

AGNOSTIC FRONT Release First The American Dream Died Webisode

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Available April 7th in North America Via Nuclear Blast 

New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT have posted the first video in the webisode series the band filmed documenting the production process and the background for the new album The American Dream Died. Check out the first webisode HERE.

AGNOSTIC FRONT has announced that as a special bonus in each vinyl edition of the album, every copy will also contain a download code for the album Your Time’s Up by THE ALLIGATORS, a rowdy punk project featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT singer Roger Miret and members of legendary Anaheim, CA hardcore band INSTED.

 

The American Dream Died was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2OTERROR) and will be released April 7, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

 

The record will feature guest appearances by CricienToby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL).  The band also announced the collaboration of legendary AGNOSTIC FRONT/MADBALL guitarist Matt Henderson on the song “A Wise Man.”

 

Commented Miret: “Matt Henderson tracked all guitars for ‘A Wise Man’ being that song has a total One Voice era feel! Our good friend Ricky Singh (BACKTRACK NYHC) is to credit for the songs existence! The band executed it with such a great feel and bringing in our brother and ex-AF veteran Matt Henderson to solely do the guitar tracks was just magical!”

 

The American Dream Diedwill be available as digital download, on vinyl as well as on CD. A limited bundle with an exclusive T-Shirt will be available, too – surf to http://smarturl.it/AmericanDream-NB  to secure your copy!

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Recently AGNOSTIC FRONT posted a track-by-track commentary for every song on the new album. It was written by the band’s iconic front man, Roger Miretand can be read below.

 

The American Dream Died:  It’s a harsh look at what’s going on today in our society. The intro that precedes this song says it all! It’s a reaction to everything happening around us right now. The higher ups are out of control! 

 

Police Violence: This is our reaction to what’s going on in our country regarding the unprovoked brutality of our citizens by those who we pay to “protect and serve” us.  If they are going to act like criminals, then they should be prosecuted as one! They have some kind of elite fraternity-like understanding that they protect each other with.  Don’t abuse your badge!

 

Only In America: It’s sad to learn that the people who serve in our military and risk their lives fighting in wars come home to the government not giving a shit about them, especially if those veterans were wounded mentally or physically. They gotta go through a lot of bullshit just to try and get a little help and support. You’ve gotta be blind if you don’t see that, only in America. This is why I strongly believe the US Government should stop policing the world, and start caring for the issues right here in the USA!

 

Test Of Time: Learning from the past is important, to help you move forward and not make the mistakes we did in our youth. Longevity is the key to success. We won’t get left behind.

 

We Walk The Line: It’s a statement of who we are and how we live in relation to the hardcore community.

 

Never Walk Alone: We always spoke about unity and how sticking together will help us grow as scene. Hardcore is worldwide now. This is our scene, our passion and it was great to present this song with honorable NYHC veteran’s Freddy Cricien (MADBALL), Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL) joining on the anthemy chorus!!! Punk rock/Hardcore is a movement it’s not an image!

 

Enough Is Enough: Protest song! I once read an inspiring quote that went like this “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical” – Thomas Jefferson. 

 

I Can’t Relate: Dealing with different people you don’t like in different situations. Could be applied to a boss, ex girlfriend, someone who lives a completely opposite lifestyle, etc.

 

Old New York: New York City has lost its edge. It’s been stripped of its culture and over run by money. Making it hard for musicians and artist to live there. Now we’re surrounded by transplants and rich hipsters. Let’s face it, it’s not the NYC I once adored. That one is so well documented in one of my favorite movies Taxi Driver! Hence the intro, I Miss The Old New York.

 

Social Justice: Nothing is more disgusting than hearing about a grown man rapping a child. This song talks about a man who got caught in the act and was served street justice stabbed with knives from his head to his toes. Justice served!

 

Reasonable Doubt: Our whole lives we’ve been criminalized for one reason or another. But it’s actually the media, the corporations and the government who are the scumbags. Power to the people standing up against them. Wake the fuck up people!

 

No War Fuck You: Self explanatory, stop creating wars so you can justify your unlimited defense budget and make all your friends rich. Innocent people are dying for your stupid games.

 

Attack!: On some occasions people tend to disrespect and take our kindness for weakness. We have always been known for never taken shit from anyone. Cross the line and we will attack!

 

A Wise Man: Growing up in NYC living in and out of Vinnie’s apartment. Our old friend John always looked out for us like a father figure. He tried to guide us in the right direction and give us good advice. He was a wise man, a friend forever. 

 

Just Like Yesterday: This song takes us on the journey through our history as a band, from touring all over the world and making friends that still remain loyal today. One of my favorite lines is “From NYC to the Berlin beat.” It shows our love for those two great cities and our great world accomplishments as a hardcore community.

 

 

The American Dream Died Track Listing:

01. Intro

02. The American Died

03. Police Violence

04. Only In America

05. Test Of Time

06. We Walk The Line

07. Never Walk Alone feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller

08. Enough Is Enough

09. I Can’t Relate

10. Old New York

11. Social Justice

12. Reasonable Doubt

13. No War Fuck You

14. Attack!

15. A Wise Man feat. Matt Henderson on guitar

16. Just Like Yesterday

 

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

     -the Hellion

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ENFORCER Release Album Trailer For From Beyond‏

ENFORCER Release Album Trailer For From Beyond

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New Album Out April 7th in North America on Nuclear Blast

Swedish Heavy Metal foursome ENFORCER will release their new album From Beyond April 7th via Nuclear Blast.  The fourth ENFORCER record consists of ten new tracks; all produced, mixed and mastered by the band themselves.

 

A new album trailer, featuring comments from the band and previews of new music is available now.  Check it out HERE.

 

Also do not miss the official lyric video for “Undying Evil”. The clip perfectly underlines the gloomy and blasphemous mood of the song

Check it out at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel HERE

 

From Beyondwill be released as a limited edition digipak, as well different colored vinyl editions.  Pre-order From Beyond HERE.

 

From Beyond Track Listing:

1. Destroyer

2. Undying Evil

3. From Beyond

4. One With Fire

5. Below The Slumber

6. Hungry They Will Come

7. The Banshee

8. Farewell

9. Hell Will Follow

10. Mask Of Red Death

 

Visit ENFORCER online at http://enforcer.se

 

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Like: https://www.facebook.com/enforcerofficial

Follow: https://twitter.com/enforcermetal

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/user/enforcermetal

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

     -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

ANTI-MORTEM Posts Band Introduction Video – New Album “New Southern” Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast‏

ANTI-MORTEM Posts Band Introduction Video –

New Album “New Southern” Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

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Oklahoma natives and saviors of southern-infused hard rock, ANTI-MORTEM, have released a video in which singer Larado Romo introduces himself and his band mates to the rock and metal community: 

The band’s highly anticipated debut album, New Southern, will be released in North America in physical and digital formats on April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

The New Southern pre-order bundle – which includes the album + a t-shirt with exclusive artwork – is available now via the album’s landing page: http://bit.ly/1hPIBT7.

The track listing for New Southern is:

01. Words Of Wisdom (lyric video 
here)

02. New Southern

03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life


10. Stagnant Water (music video 
here)

11. Truck Stop Special

12. Jonesboro



BONUS TRACK:


13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)



Purchase the ‘100% Pure American Rage’ single on iTunes: http://georiot.co/AntiMortemAmericanRage

For a taste of ANTI-MORTEM’s fusion of southern rock & heavy metal, check out the following videos:


‘100% Pure American Rage’ –
 http://vevo.ly/kjWBVz



Stagnant Water’ – http://youtu.be/dnqz2u5qBB8


‘Words Of Wisdom’
 (lyrics) – http://youtu.be/5sZXVP3H04E
‘Hate Automatic’ (acoustic): http://bit.ly/1diXheY
‘Truck Stop Special’ (acoustic): http://bit.ly/1jzCdRJ
‘John The Revelator’ (acoustic): http://smarturl.it/ANTI-MORTEM-JTR


ABOUT NEWCOMERS ANTI-MORTEM:
What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, »New Southern«. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they’ve learned from.  Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.


ANTI-MORTEM are:
Larado Romo – Lead Vocals 
Nevada Romo
 – Guitar
Zain Smith
 – Guitar  
Corey Henderson
 –  Bass
Levi Dickerson
 –  Drums

www.anti-mortem.com | www.facebook.com/antimortemusa | www.nuclearblast.de/anti-mortem




THE EXODUS ATTACK COMING TO FEAR FESTEVIL!

THE EXODUS ATTACK COMING TO FEAR FESTEVIL!

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OH YES YES YES!

We here at your lil’ old Fear Festevil delighted to be able to confirm the appearance of legendary Bay Area thrashers EXODUS on February 9, 2014.

When it comes to thrash metal, in particular Bay Area thrash, Exodus are one of the true Godfathers. Formed in 1980 by guitarist Tim Agnello, drummer Tom Hunting, bassist Carlton Melson and some other six-stringer called Kirk Hammett, Agnello soon left, allowing Hammett’s guitar tech Gary Holt to step up and in. Hammett then stumbled across Paul Baloff, a demo was recorded, Hammett left to join some other upstarts, Rick Hunolt took the other guitar and the rest became history. Their 1984 debut Bonded By Blood is a stonewall genre classic, and with cranium crunching classics such as ‘”A Lesson In Violence”, “Strike Of The Beast” and “Burn, Hollywood, Burn” we can promise that this will not be a calm or gentle soiree more than an aural beatdown. The current line-up of Holt, Lee Altus on guitar, Hunting, Jack Gibson on bass and Rob Dukes on vocals has been in place since 2007. Exodus‘ last album was 2010’s Exhibit B: The Human Condition on Nuclear Blast Records, and the band have just started working on new material for a prospective release later in 2014. http://www.fearfestevil.com/

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Anti-Mortem – Loud, Hungry, and on the move. Live in Albuquerque 11/30/13

L to R  Nevada Romo - Guitar, Levi Dickerson- Drums, Larado Romo - Vocals,Corey Henderson - Bass, Zain Smith - Guitar.

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Nevada Romo – Guitar, Levi Dickerson- Drums, Larado Romo – Vocals,Corey Henderson – Bass, Zain Smith – Guitar.

There has a lot of buzz about this hard charging band from Oklahoma, now I know why. I was recently afforded the opportunity to attend and photograph Monster Magnet here in NM and was doubly excited to find out that Anti-Mortem was on the bill as well. We have featured Anti-Mortem on our internet radio show Bleach Bangs Radio which was  a lot of fun. Anti-Mortem through their hard work and kick ass music were recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

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     Anti-Mortem seized the stage with power and fury, then proceeded to kick the ass of every person in the crowd. I had heard their music and seen their videos, but those pale in comparison to seeing them live. Rockstar swagger was apparent from the get go. The twin guitar assault of Zain Smith  and Nevada Romo were reminiscent of the days of old. While Zain was more stoic and channeling the great Dimebag, Nevada was full of old school swagger reminding me of a younger Zakk Wylde.

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Zain Smith

Nevada Romo

Nevada Romo

Larado Romo delivered on all fronts as the front man. Engaging the crowd and drawing them in to the show. His powerful vocals complimented the music and then some. Gritty, and with a kind of southern feel, Larado gets the job done.

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Larado Romo

The rhythm section of Anti-Mortem keeps everything locked together nice and tight. Levi Dickerson worked the drum kit with a combination of  style and finesse  coupled with brutality. Old school drumming at its best, no bullshit just great drumming. Corey Henderson brought to mind some of  the great rock bassists, Steve Harris, Rex Brown, Jason Newsted. Delivering the goods with enough style and flair to keep everyone interested.

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Levi Dickerson

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Corey Henderson

    Anti-Mortem is band on the move with big things in store. Be sure to catch them on tour right now with Monster Magnet. I listened to the crowd after their set and the general consensus was “THEY KICKED ASS!!! Check out their video for “Stagnant Water” right here:

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ANTI-MORTEM!!!

     the Hellion