Maximus offers an explosive live experience for fans everywhere.
The band believes in doing everything over the top like the stadium bands of the eighties once did,
hence the name Maximus.
Maximus was born of legends and myth in the land of Rock N’ effin Roll and loose morals.
Dirty boys doing dirty things
In The Beginning...
In a time long ago, on a distant desert plain, some dudes got together with whiskey bottles and bad intentions under the hottest sun the world has ever seen and began banging
on everything they came across. neighbors, homes, Mrs Johnsons trashy daughters, it seemed nothing was safe. Suddenly, one of them had the grand idea to make music amongst the banging
and VOILA!!!! Maximus was born.
It wasn’t too soon afterward that the guys got a van and started taking this new found discovery across the land to other peasants like themselves. Maximus soon became a household name, whether good or bad as that may be and parents and loose women alike were warned of the dangers of allowing Maximus in and near the couch and fridge.
Warn your friends and neighbors about Maximus.
Don’t let a day go by that you don’t speak of the band for the country’s safety sake. Also, whatever the question is, remember kids, your mom said we could.
Maximus was formed in April of 2014 by accomplished songwriter/performer Blackie Starks (vocals and guitar) with an idea that good solid radio rock, reminiscent of the music he grew up listening to was seemingly being replaced with the same ole cookie cutter do it over and over assembly line music that lacked the life he remembered. Contacting friends in the industry he'd met during his career as a professional musician, he'd written some songs and had to find the right individuals to express his vision live. Rich Silman (guitar and vocals) a long time friend introduced him to Brandon Orton (bassist) to fill in some dates and the two eventually became permanent members of the band. Trying out several other musicians and not quite finding the right fit, they'd finally run across a long time friend of Blackie's Steven Lampley (guitar and vocals) who himself had recently become available from a former band and was searching for exactly what Maximus was offering. Like something out of Spinal Tap, the band went through drummer after drummer often playing with one for just one show before realizing they just weren't going to be a long term fit. Steven then introduced his nephew Mike Peters (drums) to the band and after one practice session, they knew instantly he was the right guy to round out the lineup.
Only a few months old, Maximus had already shared the stage with national touring acts, was headlining to large interactive crowds, and recording with national artists as guest musicians and was offered a recording contract with Atlanta based CBM Records under the guidance of Kimberly James. With one single already spinning on FM stations worldwide, and the second being released in the summer of 2015, Maximus offers an explosive live experience for fans everywhere. The band believes in doing everything over the top like the stadium bands of the eighties once did, hence the name Maximus.
2019 has been a great year for the band musically, with the band preparing to release it's first album in 2020. There however is a few tracks Maximus says will be released throughout the rest of 2019. One being the bands first single off the new upcoming album; the single "LIGHT IT UP" which is available on the bands Facebook Videos page here. Ex bassist Brandon Orton was a part of the first five songs on this upcoming album and Brent will be on the last half of the album. The band has not yet announced the name for the upcoming release, so far it is to be self titled "MAXIMUS" as their is just too many stories that could be incorporated for each song and for the name of the CD. More details from Maximus camp coming soon!
Video for Light It Up
Our upcoming tour is in October 2019 and we are doing a small week run through the Midwest from IL, KS, OK, TX, AR, and ending it in MO.
Maximus look forward to putting on a great show and enjoying the live stage from start to finish.
October 11th starts the Maximus Light It Up Tour perfect timing for the Halloween month of celebration.
They will be kicking it off at Top Fuel Saloon with some amazing bands sharing the stage with them.
Vent To Atmosphere
All ages and 10 admission
It is not about the money for these gentlemen but for the passion they have for the music and the people.
Fans become family quick and we call them the Maximus Heathens.
There is no right or wrong way to love a band just enveloping it!
Hear the new single "Light It Up" and earlier tracks "Gave You Away" and "Boomstick" on The Manamal Radio
premiering July 29Th 2019 on the Nu Gen Show (8PM EST - Monday nights)
Published by The Manamal | July 26TH 2019
Everest New York Veteran Rockers Are Back With A New Ep, "The Only Way Out IS Up" And It's Gonna Rock The Masses!
The Band has released the first single "Let's Go" Available Now
It started with an idea... to make music that was raw and organic, filled with energy, melody and bite.
Veteran rockers Michael Artale (founding member of the band Constricted) and Jared Feldman (founding drummer of the band Dead Superstar) had taken their bar-room chatter and founded a new band with just a name, "Everest" and a mantra: "The Only Way Out Is Up".
Everest was influenced by the sounds that the legends of music left behind. With groovy hooks and an undeniable heaviness it’s no wonder they sought out lead guitarist Eddie Becker to flesh out their new sound. Eddie brought the missing ingredient to the recipe that is Everest. Now with the flash of an old school lead shredder, and Eddie's larger than life stage presence Everest was ready.
Everest began to rise up, excited by the songs they were crafting in the studio. Their first single "Loaded" was born from the ashes of the emotion, surrounding the band member’s lives. The vibe was heavy, and powerful. Arresting vocals, pounding drums, and wailing guitars over grooving rhythms that catch the listener and take off into an anthemic chorus, “Everybody get Loaded, Everybody be free".
Then along comes single number two "Take A Ride", a burning rock number with a groove that cooks with dirty rhythms and lead guitars that draw you in. Everest beckons "Come Take A Ride With Me Now" Now is the time for Everest music to be shared with the world. With a team of music industry pros Engineer Dan Leo, Producer Frank “Bones” Laudicina (Down The Drain Productions), Promotional & Marketing Guru Tom 'Smitty' Smith and Video Director Kirk Farrington, Everest is ready to launch a campaign of songs and music videos.
With a release date of 2/13/18 for the single "Loaded", Everest tookoff online, on radio, in video and live. The video and single for "Take a Ride" followed in the spring of 2018, along with an EP release. A full collection of songs and a tour scheduled for the summer of 2018 brought the band into the rock and metal spotlight.
Early May 2019 New York rockers Everest have completed recording for their (EP) "The Only Way Out Is Up". The first single titled "Lets Go" landed at radio via iTunes. You can download or stream the track here:Apple Music
Hailed as the bastard child of a illicit three-way between Skid Row, early-Guns N’ Roses & AC/DC, the Leicester, UK based quintet HELL'S ADDICTION are here to fuck your world up ...
and make you come crawling back for more.
Ben Sargent - Lead Vocals | Liam Sargent - Lead/Rhythm guitar | Dan Weir - Lead/Rhythm guitar and Backing Vocal | Jason Green - Bass | Luke Morley - Drums
HELL'S ADDICTION BIOGRAPHY
Wandering into each others' lives in July of 2010 when bassist Jason Green contacted guitarist Liam Sargent about putting a band together. In the blink of an eye, Sargent had pulled his brother and singer Ben and drummer Luke Morley onboard and the band was off and running. Their first order of business was to release two successive singles, "Alcohol" and "Let the Good Times Roll" in 2012 before unleashing their debut album, 'Raise Your Glass' in February of 2013, which was mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Killers, Jack White)
Following extensive touring up and down the UK and abroad, in support of the debut album, the band released the well received single ‘What You Gonna Do?’ in April 2015.
This single formed the lead track from their second album, 'Broken' – released through TBFM Records in July 2016, which also received critical acclaim across the board.
“Based on the success of the ‘Broken’ album, our show offers got better and our opportunities got better as well, “says frontman Ben Sargent. “Then, we were asked to open Download 2016. That’s every rock musician’s dream to play that festival!” Second guitarist Dan Weir joined the band two short weeks before Download. "I think I'd be on the band's radar for a while as a potential guitarist," mentions Weir. "After a few messages we met up for a chat and was offered a chance to play Download, which, of course, used to be the Monsters of Rock Festival. I got the gig two weeks before the fest but for one of those weeks was on holiday with my family! Basically, I had two days and two rehearsals to get everything down. I do recall Liam coming over to me at one point saying, 'This is your solo coming up, mate.'"
Current Ep, V1.0 was tracked at Axis Studios in Doncaster, England and recorded by Matt Elliss. “"Writing V1.0 was different for the band as we knew when we were writing the songs that it was going to be a special Ep," relates Sargent. "The music, lyrics and melodies just flowed. We had never really written a full ballad as they always felt like they weren't ‘Hell’s Addiction.’” However, when we wrote and played “If Time Stood Still” we knew it was a ballad that we were happy to play live. That is part of the essence of the band, if a track doesn't work on stage, it doesn't get near the studio!"
“Running Away” was not initially a band favourite and nearly didn’t make the cut. "But after living with the song a while and after feedback from our nearest and dearest it made the Ep and is probably one our favourites now." If put to a vote, "Masking the Pain" would probably wind up the band's favourite track off of the Ep. "We all just really loved this track from the minute we wrote it and we all really enjoy playing it live and it’s a definite fan favourite, as well," while “Free your Mind” is just a balls out Rock classic, with the pace and thunder that fans would expect from Hell’s Addiction.
Upon release, the Ep smashed it’s way into various UK charts including #7 on iTunes UK charts, #2 Amazon UK chart and the top of the heap, #1 at Hot New Release and
Digital Download Amazon UK. The band had truly arrived.
In an incredibly short amount time HELL’S ADDICTION has risen up the ladder of the newly coined New Wave of Classic Rock (NWOCR) with their retro hard rock sound recalling
80s and early 90’s hard rock favourites while adding modern elements to the production value to keep things interesting.
Published by The Manamal | June 26Th 2019
THE NEW ROSES - New Album “Nothing But Wild” Out On August 2nd!
[Photo Credit: Frank Dursthoff]
THE NEW ROSES are:
Timmy Rough, vocals, guitar | Norman Bites, guitar | Hardy, bass | Urban Berz, drums
"Nothing But Wild " simply is the ultimate love letter to US rock – and the real deal!
German Hard Rockers THE NEW ROSES are back to climb the rock Olympus with their fourth studio album Nothing But Wild! After successful live appearances all over the world,
lately opening for KISS, and the invitation to tour with the legendary Scorpions in summer, the four-piece, centered around vocalist/guitarist Timmy Rough is ready to deliver the long awaited follow up for One For The Road (2017), which hit the top 20 in Germany.
THE NEW ROSES release the first single “Down By The River”, the ultimate soundtrack to your rock summer!
Singer Timmy Rough on “Down By The River”
"Most of the band members grew up near river Rhine. Needless to say that we spent most our youth at the river. A sixpack of beer, a cassette tape deck and a girl you can fall in love with immediately…and the river. That was all we needed. That’s the attitude we put in “Down By The River”. Probably it will be played on any radio at any river and becomes the soundtrack of somebody’s summer…”
THE NEW ROSES - Down By The River (Official Video) | Napalm Records
Published by The Manamal | June 26THTH 2019
SCARLET REBELS: Release Details of Their Debut Album "Show Your Colours"; out August 9th 2019 through ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!
Wayne Doyle - Vocals/Guitar | Chris Jones - Lead Guitar | Josh Townshend - Guitar | Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde - Bass | Gary Doyle-Drums
Show Your Colours is the debut album by SCARLET REBELS, showcasing an array of songwriting talent, coupled with real sonic weight making it a stunning record from start to finish,
never losing the focus that the song always needs to be served best. With the expertise of Tim Hamill (LEMMY, GIRLSCHOOL, GEAORGE MICHAEL) controlling the desk, the recording
process started with drums and rhythm guitars before then handing over to the rest of the band to put their stamp on the songs. The outcome was 14 songs of soaring melodies,
anthemic choruses, blistering guitars and heavy-duty drums.
Melodic classic rock band SCARLET REBELS were formed from the foundations of the rock band V0iD. The band have released three official albums under the name of V0iD – "Ballads For Beauties And Beasts" (2009), "Zer0" (2010) and "Keep Fighting" (2015).
In 2018 singer songwriter Wayne Doyle, energetic and powerhouse drummer Gary Doyle, harmonic, rhythmic bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde were joined by blistering lead guitarist Chris Jones and on second guitar/keyboards, Josh Townshend, who has rock royalty flowing through his veins being the son of The Who guitarist Simon Townshend and the nephew of rock icon Pete Townshend. And with the re-energised and re-imagined line-up came a new name – SCARLET REBELS
Taking inspiration from the political situations across the world. Songs like "No One Else To Blame" starts with a punch to the guts, thanks to a roaring guitar intro from Chris Jones, and sets the tone for the whole album. "You Take My Breath Away" hits you with chorus of huge proportions while the talkbox intro and rant of "Head’s In The Ground" follows.
Next up is southern influenced "Part Of Me" followed by the beautiful and poignant "Heal" which climaxes with a duel chorus of two separate voices conversing. "Let Your Love Go", "Nothing To Say" and "Save Me" maintain the highest of songwriting prowess and are all huge choruses based around roaring guitars and skull-busting drums.
"Blinded By The Pain" follows with lyrical content based around mental health, which starts as a quiet introspective verse, that builds into a crescendo of layered vocals, guitars and pianos. 'Shattered Dreams" kicks the tempo back up with tribal drums, guitars and powerful vocals, before "Can I Open My Eyes" sees an autobiographical lament from singer Wayne Doyle, who’s tendency to get lost in the moment on stage means he often forgets the details of each show! The album closes with the sublime "Returning Light" a haunting ballad about bereavement and losing someone close to you.
Scarlet Rebels prove on this album that songwriting, melodies, guitars, solos, bass and drums won’t ever go out of fashion.
Scarlet Rebels are on the march
Scarlet Rebels are endorsed by Blackstar Amplifiers and AD Custom Drums
Signed to ROAR Records.
Scarlet Rebels Media
Published by The Manamal | July 28TH 2019
Wildroads have released a new album "No Routine Lovers" via Volcano Records June 7Th 2019
Michael Cavallini- Voices | Nicola (Nik) Capitini - Guitar | Giulio Antonelli- Guitar | Kenny Carbonetto - Bass | Stefano Morandini - Drum
Wildroads links | shows | tours | events
Published by The Manamal | June 18Th 2019
Dario Di Stasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK.
Dario Di Stasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK.
As a teenager, he fell in love with guitar, driven by a passion for rock and blues.
Dario recorded and produced his first solo demo, on which he played all of the instruments, in 2015.
His first solo EP, Nowhere Avenue, has been published on all major online platforms in early 2018.
Dario's new single, STUCK IN HERE (recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by award-winning Drew Middleton) is OUT NOW
Letting go ep available now
"stuck in here" single
Dario Distasi links
Published by The Manamal | June 17Th 2019
Canadian dirty hard rockers THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS, have announced the release of their new album 'Dirty Sleazy Rock'n'Roll' on July 26th via Cargo Records UK.
THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS is:
Thunderfuck - Vocals | Johnny Douchebag - Guitars | Jim McPain - Guitars | Ryan Cümsock - Bass | George Kaloxilos - Drums
Originating from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with a 10 year stint in the UK, the band is an example of how modern day rock and roll is created. With members now permanently located in Canada, shows are moments to be celebrated.
THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS 'Dirty Sleazy Rock'n'Roll' Album Details Revealed
How does one go about describing THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS.
One Part RAMONES, one part AC/DC, add in a little GUNS’n’ROSES and a dash of STEEL PANTHER!
ABOUT The Band
Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics were formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2005. That year the band was voted Best Band Name, Best Merchandise and Thunderfuck was voted best Gig Poster Artist in Hamilton’s VIEW Magazine. The band received notoriety in 2007 when removed from the “It’s Your Festival” in Hamilton due to the band name. They had a good couple of years of gigging around Ontario before an opportunity arose for Thunderfuck to relocate to the UK. The intention was always to keep the band as an on-going concern and within a week, Gary Mark, or as you knew him, "Fudd McPounder", a guitarist from New Zealand that would become a staple in the band for the next nine years. A running joke with the band in Canada was that even though they gigged a lot, they were so dysfunctional as a band, that they could never get it together enough to get anything recorded. The band were doing a set of about 10 original songs, of which 7 or 8 of them finally made it on to the "Sexploitation" CD, however, at that time, all they had managed to record was a really badly produced cover of The Dogs D’Amour’s “Saviour” that was released on a charity CD in the UK called “Their Hearts Caught Fire” – We're sure you can find it, but be warned, it is awful!!
Upon Arriving in the UK, Versailles Records from New York got in touch and wanted the band to record a Def Leppard cover for their “soon to be released” compilation “Love Me Like A Bomb: A Millennium Tribute To Def Leppard”, We say “soon to be released” as it wasn’t released until 2016. Anyway, with no band to speak off, and the fact that it was Def Leppard (so why take it seriously) Gary and Thunderfuck sat down and decided that the worst song ever released by Def Leppard was Have You Ever Needed Someone So bad, so they chose to record that.
The duo pursued guitarists, bass players and drummers for the best part of a year with no luck whatsoever. As Thunderfuck was fresh over from Canada, and Fudd fresh from New Zealand, neither of them were aware of the clique that is the Glasgow music scene and neither of them were being accepted into it. Eventually they found a bass player who severely stabbed TF in the back, so fuck it, he doesn’t get a credit, and the three of them, along with original drum tracks recorded in Canada by Smash Bashkins, managed to pull off the first 4 track EP called “Do You Wanna Rock And Roll”.
In 2013, responding to classified ads, The Deadly Romantics engulfed a guitar player called Brian Cartwright and another guitar player called Mark Borland. With Fudd now on Bass Guitar, we were only looking for a drummer when Gordon Howie appeared, a left handed guitar player, who could actually play the drums! The band was set.
The band played approximately once a month over 2013 and 2014 and managed to release another 4 track EP in “Starfucker”, but TF's drinking was getting way out of control. He was doing stuff on stage and around the band that he seemed to think was funny, but no one else really did. The band were doing gigs in front of important people and TF was being an asshole! The band were getting hate mail through the bands email and Facebook and discussions were being held online about how shit the band was. Some people got the joke, but not enough to make the band a viable outfit. TF was passing out on stage, offending people in the audience and was getting stuff thrown at him, even getting punched in the face at one gig in Ivory Blacks in Glasgow!
The band went on a national tour of the UK with The Cadaver Club and opened up for several well known bands. Thunderfuck was drinking the country dry of Jagermeister and people were coming to see the band to see what shit he would get up to next, not because of the music. Eventually, Mark quit the band.
At the time, TF's response to all of the hate he was getting ended up being fuelled into the song “This One’s For You”. When it came time to shoot the video for the song, Brian Cartwright had had enough as well as he didn’t bother showing up.
The video was shot in October of 2014 and Christian Kimmett, the booking agent from Bannermans in Edinburgh, was a bass player, thus asked if he would come down to the video shoot and pretend he was playing bass. The second guitarist role was filled by the boyfriend of one of the girl dancers hired.
When it became obvious that Brian was not coming back to the band, Gary to moved back to Guitar and Christian came on board as the full time bass player, an offer to which he accepted and still regrets to this day.
Health reasons forced TF to quit the Jagermeister as he was drinking in excess of 20 Jager Bombs a night, so you can imagine how much energy drink was being consuming. Basically his heart was giving up and his joints were breaking down.
Toning down the shows a little, and trying to make them more entertaining for the audience, the band opened up for a band called Barb Wire Dolls at Bannermans one night and met the lovely Ida Sintic, a booking agent and tour manager from Zagreb in Croatia. She fell in love with the band, and before they knew it, a summer tour of Croatia was being organised for 2015.
Through the Cadaver Club, the band remained friends with Irish Singer Matty James, and at one of his shows in Bannermans, Mark Borland showed up. The band got to talking, and he decided to re-join the band. However, as The Deadly Romantics started to turn things around a bit, Gordie was getting busier with his other projects and could no longer invest the time into the band. In April 2015, Gordie left the band, and we headed off to Croatia in August with none other than Matty James behind the kit.
In many ways the Croatian tour was a success but in a couple of others, things were not so good. Once we arrived back in the UK, Gary decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons, and in his place we recruited the demented Stevie Pearce, whom the band had met in 2010 on an ill-fated Enuff Z’Nuff tour in which his band, Young Lust, had been the support act.
In May of 2016 the band played a string of dates throughout the UK, and the band had never sounded so good, performed so well, and finally looked like a rock and roll band. So what happened??
In 2017, Thunderfuck re-re-located back to Canada. When one performs in a band like Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics, one cannot expect things to be easy, and indeed, on many occasions, they are not.
In 2018, Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics signed a distribution deal with Cargo Records out of the UK.
Loud-Stuff states "Any band who have got the guts to call themselves Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics are ok in my books! What you’ve got here is a band who can play, understand their songs, but have set out with a mission to bring old school, dirty, sleazy rock and roll back to the forefront of things – and it’s worked.”
“Real sleaze rock with punk attitude and 80s metal guitars ; Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics sound like they have been on a Jack Daniel’s diet for a few years!” states Veglam, “A bit of WRATHCHILD (UK), ROGUE MALE & MENTORS, these guys seem to know a lot about dirty, debauchery rock’n’roll/punk metal. Bikers, punks and bad girls can party together again!”
All About The Rock says; “Sonically this band will knock your socks off. Thunderfuck himself, who is an absolute minotaur of a man, has a stage persona that reminds me of GG ALLIN. Albeit without the nakedness, shitting on stage or punching the audience but he does have that air of danger which has been missing from Rock n Roll since the Sex Pistols. The Deadly Romantics are a highly polished set of musicians. A lot more Paul Di’Anno fronted IRON MAIDEN punk style crossed with the chops of ZODIAC MINDWARP. Thunderfuck is a master of his craft. Engaging with the audience whenever the opportunity arises. You get a very special live experience with this band. This band thrives in a live environment. The sing/shout along choruses coupled with the natural call & response are a great blend. The diehard fans love it & the new discoverers in the audience certainly get into the spirit of things too. Overall this band are fantastic. One hell of a live act who make absolutely no apologies & take no prisoners with their lyrical content, stage persona’s or the total onslaught of in your face Rock n Roll. Although Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics proclaim not to take themselves seriously they are master craftsman at what they do & that’s all that matters.”
Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics videos
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Published by The Manamal | June 17TH 2019
JD MILLER The Desire (single) Mighty Music Release: 14 June 2019
Based out of Borås Sweden”The heaviest AOR around” as proclaimed by Sweden Rock Magazine in 2017 when they released ’World War X’ is back.
This time in the form of a new JD Miller release.
"The Desire" is the first single from the upcoming album ’Afterglow’ that will be released by Mighty Music November 29TH 2019.
JD Miller has gone through some changes in the ranks since the last release of ’World War X’ in 2017 as Chris David and Alex Oriz have sought out other endeavors.
But JD Miller has no intention on slowing down because of the departure, so drummer Emil ”Tyskie” Eriksson and singer Peter Halldén have created a new JD Miller album that further explores the musical road that the band has been on over the last couple of years. Back in the line-up after a hiatus is guitarist Elias Weise Fröjd and a new bass man will be announced in the near future.
Vocals / Peter Halldén
Drums / Emil “Tyskie” Eriksson
Guitar / Elias Weise Fröjd
Bass / TBA
JD Miller Links
JD Miller Website
JD Miller Videos
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Published by The Manamal | June 16Th 2019
MARCO MENDOZA Leah (single) Mighty Music Release: 14 June 2019
Marco Mendoza, known from his involvement in Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, The Dead Dasies, Thin Lizzy and more has released a new single and music video for the song “Leah”.
“This is a ballad about missing my home, my kids and my wife who is amazing and my rock, so I wanted to write something for her”. Mendoza says.
Marco continues “Soren Andersen, who produced and mixed my album had a rough idea and chord progression for a ballad, so before you know it emotionally I was driven to sing to her, after chocking a few times and a few tears “Leah” happened" !!
“it is a beautiful song and after so many requests to play this song live we decided to shoot a music video and release it as single
The setting and the weather in Mallorca was perfect! In fact we had a blast shooting it and I hope fans will like and enjoy!!" Mendoza ends.
Marco Mendoza Link s
Marco Mendoza Website
Leah teaser trailer
Marco Mendoza - "Leah" (Official Teaser)
Marco Mendoza "Viva La Rock" Release
Published by The Manamal | June 16Th 2019
Brand new metal from new and old bands!