“Psychosomatic” is the next step in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s evolution while still capturing the band’s exhilarating trademark
melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies.
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN is:
Gabriel Guardian – guitars/keyboards | Carlos Zema – vocals | Justin Piedimonte – drums | Joshua Lopez – bass
Progressive/power metal quartet, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN, hailed by MetalSucks as “seriously epic” – has unveiled a music video for “Lockdown”, the second single from their forthcoming concept album “Psychosomatic”. The clip, which showcases the group cleverly adapting to the same stay-at-home conditions that are affecting millions
of people around the world at this moment. The song itself is available for streaming and purchase on digital music platforms such as Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.
CD and limited-edition purple vinyl pre-orders for “Psychomatic” – which will be released by M-Theory Audio on February 12, 2021
– are available now at smarturl.com/immortalguardian.
"Rich or poor, it doesn't matter, every human this year experienced some kind of lockdown/isolation during this insane year”, says guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian. “We couldn't even just meet up because our borders were on lockdown for international travel. Thank god for the internet, as we were able to still create music and keep each other company online even with thousands of miles between each member. 'Lockdown' talks about all of the same questions we all have been asking ourselves since the start of the pandemic. Where did this all come from? Who's to blame? Is the lockdown saving more lives than it's destroying? We can only keep making music through these crazy times and hope for a better tomorrow.
"After winning over new audiences with their acclaimed 2018 debut full-length “Age of Revolution” and touring relentlessly alongside fellow shredders such as Marty Friedman, Powerglove and Exmortus, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN gathered in Las Vegas earlier this year to begin recording their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, each member of the band retreated to their respective hometowns. With shutdowns around the world being enforced, the band completely scrapped the record that they had been working on and were heavily inspired to write and create a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events.
“Psychosomatic” is a product of the extraordinary events of 2020. The result is a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian remaining in Las Vegas, vocalist Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, new drummer Justin Piedimonte joining the band from his hometown in Montreal, Canada, and new bassist Joshua Lopez remaining in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN's native Texas.
The group – founded by Gabriel Guardian, whose uncanny ability to play guitar and keyboard simultaneously has been showcased on MTV's “Amazingness” and on his unique dual-instrument covers of classics by the likes of Iron Maiden, Pantera and Guns N' Roses that have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube – began building their following through multiple self-released EPs before signing with M-Theory Audio for the 2018 release of their first full-length record, “Age of Revolution”. The band has also performed live alongside some of the biggest names in metal, including Judas Priest, Dragonforce, Kamelot, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica, Slayer, Metal Church, Soilwork and Steve Vai, and in countries such as Brazil and Russia, and during high-profile performances at ESPN's X Games, South By Southwest and the Fun Fun Fun Fest.
“Psychosomatic” is the next step in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s evolution while still capturing the band’s exhilarating trademark melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies. More information about the album will be revealed in the weeks to come...
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Published by The Manamal | Dec 16TH 2020
With members from bands such as Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse this four piece rock band from Västerås, Sweden came together to make music that they all love.
They are influenced by the early 70's rock and blues bands, and the likes of Zeppelin, Hendrix, Purple and Fleetwood Mac.
Genuine rock music with loads of groovy riffs.
"Sulphur Sky"...out now!... is the second single from the upcoming album due to be released later this year.
The band says that this song is a shout out to all the crazy ultra religious people out there and also an encouragement to live your life free of chains.
See The Video Here
Black Ink River - Sulphur Sky (Official Music Video) •Jul 9, 2020
Official music for "Sulphur Sky" , out now on all Digital Platforms via GMR Music Group. https://www.gmrmusic.se
The video was produced by Heavy Groove Media
Bent By Sorrow is an alternative, groove-metal band located in Athens-Greece, with sounds influenced by bands like Deftones, Soilwork, Disturbed etc.
Giannakis Dimi (Guitar) | Pantelis Saroglou (Guitar) | Dimitris Arapoglou (Vocals) | Giorgos Vasilopoulos (Bass) | Vaios Faltakas (Drums)
Alternative groove-metallers Bent by Sorrow announce the release of their third EP “Dementia”.
"Dementia" was recorded, produced, engineered and mixed at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo (SepticFlesh, Rotting Christ, Melechesh, Inactive Messiah -Official-, On Thorns I Lay)
and mastered by Steve Lado (Tardive Dyskinesia, Mask Of Prospero, Potergeist). Bent By Sorrow produced two videos for the songs "False Legacy" -official video- with Bob Katsionis (Progressive Vision Group) and "Unknown Sources" -official lyric video- created by Manthos Stergiou (Manster Design). Both videos will be released prior to the EP's release date.
Available on all digital platforms on May 8th, 2020 via Infinity Entertainment Group!
Pre-save "Dementia” here: https://backl.ink/142377380
About Bent By Sorrow
Bent By Sorrow is an alternative, groove-metal band located in Athens-Greece, with sounds influenced by bands like Deftones, Soilwork, Disturbed etc.
The band traces back its creation in 2012, founded and formed by Giannakis Dimi.
Through the time of its journey, the band recorded it's first e.p. in 2013 by the name "Same Crew, Different Sails"
In 2016 the second e.p. "Through Fire And Water" was released with a new singer Dim Arap from B-otherside empowering the band and recording in vinyl (300 copies were sold).
Three years later in 2019' the band recorded it's third and upcoming e.p "Dementia" (consists of 6 tracks) with a new massive sound and Fotis Benardo (Septic Flesh/SixForNine) as a producer. The "Dementia" e.p. will be released in 2020', powered up by new members in its line up!
In between the recordings and forth, Bent By Sorrow have appeared on venues and festivals, sharing the stage with bands like Harakiri For The Sky, Last Drive, Wish Upon a Star,
Nightstalker and EyeHateGod while also leeding many shows on smaller stages in Greece.
The present tense:
Currently, the band is planning on European tours in 2020 and actively looking to participate in Summer Festivals all over Europe. Even more actively the band is looking for opportunities to perform on stages both local and abroad!
"Dementria" Album credits:
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Published by The Manamal | April 26Th 2020
Swedish Heavy Metal Outfit Ambush Have Released "Infidel" Via High Roller Records March 13TH 2020.....Vintage Style Metal, And It's On Fire!
Oskar Jacobsson - Vocals | Olof Engkvist - Guitars | Adam Hagelin - Guitars | Ludwig Sjöholm - Bass | Burning Fire - Bass | Linus Fritzson - Drums
How it all started...
A cold autumn’s night in Sweden, five guys were sitting in a basement and shared a couple of beers, listening to old school Heavy Metal. In the middle of all joviality, they somehow felt nostalgic and a bit frustrated that various new productions could not measure up to the old pure masterpieces. They decided to do something about it and as a result, Ambush was born. Since then, they’ve released two solid records in FIRESTORM and DESECRATOR through High Roller Records and are at the moment busy burning the stages of the European continent…
Stylistically, Ambush (originating from a small town called Växjö) are not miles away from current Swedish bands like RAM, Screamer and Enforcer, their main heroes are Judas Priest and Accept though.
In 2015, Ambush released their second album »Desecrator«. Four years later it's high time for the follow-up »Infidel«. Vocalist Oskar Jacobsson has all the details: “Everything except vocals were recorded in PAMA studios by Mankan Sedenberg, who also produced our second album »Desecrator«. Mankan has become an important player for us handling recording, mixing as well as having legendary Svante Forsbäck mastering the album for us. The vocals were recorded by me in my studio, and the backing vocals were recorded here and there at various gatherings with friends where we brought some studio equipment.”
“Creating an Ambush album is quite difficult for obvious reasons,” continues Oskar. “On one hand we want to put out traditional sounding heavy metal with the vibe of the pioneers from the 70/80s. On the other hand the album must sound unique in some way to be relevant to the scene. Since the release of »Desecrator« in 2015, we’ve been writing quite a lot of songs. After we condensed all the songs down to ten, we’ve had plenty of time to work with arrangements, lyric themes and song structures. It is always hard to smash the last nail into the coffin when it comes to recording and mixing, but in the end I think we succeeded in creating a good heavy metal album. I hope people will like it!”
So what are the similarities and what are the main differences of »Infidel« compared to »Desecrator«? Oskar reflects: “I think the main difference is the variety of songs and lyrical themes. In my opinion, the dark songs on »Infidel« are darker than on »Desecrator«. On the other hand, the mid-tempo songs are a bit more melodic and free in comparison. We had no intention of changing musical direction with this album, and I hope the fans will welcome »Infidel« as a little brother of »Firestorm« and »Desecrator«.”
Ambush Shows | Tours | Events
Published by The Manamal | March 13TH 2020
Subversive has announced the title to their upcoming debut release "Dissonance" and will be releasing further details soon!
Subversive Band Members
David Pais - Vocals | Miguel Mateus - Guitar | Miguel Branco - Bass | Xinês Drummer - Drums.
SUBVERSIVE - Alethea [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
We Subversive are glad to finally announce our band line up!
Subversive is David Pais on vocals, Miguel Mateus on the guitar, Miguel Branco on the Bass and Xinês Drummer on the drums.
Subversive have been working hard on their debut album in the past year and have released the first single "Alethea", from the upcoming album "Dissonance"! Enjoy!
The song "Alethea"is a reflection on the current state of the World, with our thirst for knowledge and ever growing quest for Truth.
Watch On YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zPAQLuFWM
"Alethea" is Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Cardoso at Ultra Sound Studios.
Subversive Events | Shows | Tours
Very happy to announce officially that Subversive will be playing at the amazing Comendatio Music Fest this year!
Subversive will be amongst great bands such as Monuments, Haken, VOLA, Voyager, and many more of unquestionable value!
Event - Comendatio Music Fest 2020
Tickets and other information at: www.comendatio.com
Published by The Manamal | February 2ND 2020
After 18 years, six albums and countless live shows, AUDREY HORNE returns with an incredible live record –
proving their unique ability to overwhelm your mind. The new album, entitled Waiting For The Night, will be released via Napalm Records on February 28, 2020.
AUDREY HORNE Band
Torkjell Rød/Toschie - vocals | Arve Isdal/Ice Dale - guitar | Thomas Tofthagen - guitar | Kjetil Greve - drums | Espen Lien - bass
About The Album
AUDREY HORNE has merged the highlights of two of their legendary concerts on vinyl and CD for the first time ever. Their upcoming record contains 16 energetic tracks that were recorded live at the "USF Verftet" and "Bergenfest" in their hometown Bergen (Norway) in 2018. Starting with their debut No Hay Banda, reaching all the way to their latest studio album Blackout, the listener will be taken on an excellent trip through the memorable career of the band comprised of exceptional Norwegian musicians Toschie (vocals), Ice Dale (guitar - Enslaved) and Thomas Tofthagen (guitar - ex-Sahg). The release features a bonus Blu-ray, which contains many rarities of the bands history, including bonus features that date back to the early years as well as live excerpts from the years 2014 and 2018.
Waiting For The Night will be available in the following formats:
-2 Disc 6 Page Digipack CD & Blu-ray
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl & Bonus Blu-ray
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl & Bonus Blu-ray – purple (LTD to 200 copies)
-48 Page Earbook Edition - CD & Blu-ray & Bonus 7" Vinyl Single in black
For more Info visit:
Catch AUDREY HORNE live:
The Waiting For The Night tour conquers Germany in spring 2020! AUDREY HORNE is hyped to rock the upcoming shows and present their impressive live performances once again. Going nowhere – but right to their finest rock shows.
AUDREY HORNE Live:
07.03.20 DE - Neunkirchen / Stummsche Reithalle
09.03.20 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
10.03.20 DE - Berlin / Musik & Frieden
11.03.20 DE - Dresden / Beatpol
12.03.20 DE - Nuremberg / Z-Bau
13.03.20 DE - Munich / Backstage
14.03.20 DE - Essen / Turock
15.03.20 DE - Hamburg / Logo
Published by The Manamal | January 1ST 2020
Wolf: release first single and video "Midnight Hour" from their upcoming album "Feeding the Machine"! Presales available now!
WOLF Band Members
Niklas Stålvind - Vocals, Guitars | Simon Johansson - Guitar | Pontus Egberg - Bass | Johan Koleberg - Drums
“Feeding The Machine” will be released on March 13th, 2020! It will be released on Vinyl (with the CD included), as limited edition CD digipak and on all digital platforms.
As a special extra track included on the Limited Edition CD Digipak and also on the CD coming along with the LP, WOLF have recorded a stunning cover version of the Angel Witch classic 'Atlantis'!
Swedish heavy metal masters WOLF strike back with their brand-new single "Midnight Hour"!
It is a first foretaste of their eighth studio album "Feeding The Machine" that offers intense and addictive headbanger anthems.
WOLF states: "This is the first video from "Feeding the Machine", directed by Daniel Wahlström of Heavy Groove Media. Apparently we have a tradition in WOLF to have Niklas half naked and tormented in the videos and this fine tradition we still uphold. You got to suffer for the art, right? Seriously, it has been a blast working with Daniel, who is full of crazy ideas and there will be a second video from him later on. Oil your neck joints, let your inner animal out and howl at the moon. We give you: "Midnight Hour"!"
Pure fuckin' Metal! WOLF is a recording & touring band that don't give a shit about the flavor of the day. They play loud and make no excuses.
Wolf Events | Shows | Tours
There is also the chance to see WOLF live on stage again!
Confirmed to tour Europe and the UK with Grand Magus in March 2020, heavy metal's finest WOLF-pack is all geared up to go for your throat!
Published by The Manamal | January 18TH 2020
The Veer Union are screaming into the holiday season with the release of a scorching version of Flyleaf's "I'm So Sick"
ahead of the new "Covers Collection, Vol. 1" album, due on 12/20/19.
This ultra-heavy version of the song is impacting out-of-the-gate with an add to Spotify's "New Metal Tracks" playlist, debuting at #7.
Latest Release - Covers Collection Vol. 1 2019 (This album consists some of the bands favorite artists and contains 8 tracks)
The Veer Union Videos
Flyleaf - "I'm So Sick" (Cover By The Veer Union)
About The Veer Union
Talking about “I’m So Sick”, the band’s Crispin Earl says: “I remember the first time hearing this song when I was just starting The Veer Union - it just blew me away! Lacey Sturm's voice was like nothing I had ever heard in Rock/Nu-metal. I have always been interested in songs that can stand the test of time and there is no question in my mind that "I'm So Sick" is one of those songs!"
The Vancouver, Canada based band has collectively sold over 130,000 Albums and also reached over 40 Million Streams Worldwide.
TVU has placed eight singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Rock Radio Charts and averages over 100 live shows per year.
TVU released their first independent album titled “Time To Break The Spell” in 2006 under the name Veer. The band gained notoriety after winning a spot in the CFOX 99.3 Vancouver
"Seeds" radio competition in 2007. In 2008 the band updated their name to The Veer Union and landed a record deal with Universal Records. The critically acclaimed 1st single "Seasons" charted Top 10 at Active Rock Radio in the US and Canada. 2009 saw the release of their Universal distributed album "Against The Grain", which included "Seasons", "Youth of Yesterday", and "Darker Side of Me". In 2012 the band released their self-produced 3rd album (the 2nd as The Veer Union) "Divide the Blackened Sky" which yielded the Active Rock hit "Bitter End".
In late 2013 TVU released the "Life Support, Vol. 1" EP as part of a Kickstarter campaign.
In 2016 they released the 4th full length LP “Decade” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 1st release. With the success of the album “Decade” and the single “Defying Gravity” – which chronicled Earl's battle with depression, the band continued to move forward, and the result was the "Decade 2: Rock & Acoustic" album in 2018. The single & video "Living Not Alive" from Decade 2 was nominated for "Best Independent Video" by the Hollywood Music In Media Awards, and has over 1 million views on both YouTube and Facebook.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Chester Bennington's death, The Veer Union paid tribute to the late Linkin Park vocalist with an acoustic cover of "Numb", also from the
Decade 2 album. The video has more than 200,000 views on YouTube and over 750,000 on Facebook.
The band plans to tour North America and release new music in the 2nd half of 2020, including select festival dates.
I’m So Sick” Listening Link: https://soundcloud.com/ednpm/the-veer-union-im-so-sick
Connect with The Veer Union
Official website: https://theveerunion.com/
Bands In Town: https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/198004-the-veer-union
The Veer Union
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Published By The Manamal | December 10th 2019
Erdling was formed in 2014 by singer Neill Devin and drummer Niklas Kahl, as a promising, new brand Dark Rock band, to make the music heaven tremble.
Reinforced by guitarist Neno Knuckle and Marco Politi on bass, Erdling are familiar to the scene, in their rhythmic battle of feelings.
Fearlessly Erdling spread over their full realms and cross frontiers while still standing true to their traits.
Anthems such as the first single "Wir sind Midgard" or "Wölfe der Nacht" feat. Chis Pohl of Blutengel distinctively sound like Erdling.
But the roots of the World Ash are nocturnal: The band shows a wild and heathen side in Dark Metal songs such as "Grendel" or "Im Namen der Krähe" feat. Robse Dahn of Equilibrium.
This side just fits to the artwork showing Yggdrasil as it looses its leaves in the storm.
Frontman and Songwriter Neill comments: "Our wealth makes us pushing away many things. Death surprises and disturbs us. It is time to return to the basic patterns of earth and life where death is part of existence."
"Yggdrasil" will be released as 2-CD Digipak as well as as Die-Hard Wooden Box. This Wooden Box contains the Digipak and the additional bonus CD „2015-2020 – "Die Demos" featuring unreleased demo versions. And the World Ash shall be gifted as well: With a small bag of ash seeds, Erdling fans can give back something to nature and set a small hope against the destruction of the earth. A magic refreshing tree covers the smell of the industrialized world with a breeze from the woods. Additionally a recycling pen and a hand numbered certificate of authenticity complete a boxset, that is more than package – it is expression of an album that aims to turn the listener to an active part of a better world.
Der Erdling und der Weltenbaum – das ist nicht nur dem Namen nach eine untrennbare Einheit. Yggdrasil war vom ersten Tag an Teil des Bandemblems. Nun hat die Band ihrer Inspiration ihr viertes und bislang härtestes Album gewidmet und sich dabei so nah ans Feuer gewagt wie nie zuvor. Vorsicht: Verbrennungsgefahr!
Erdling reizen ihr gesamtes Spektrum aus, betreten furchtlos neues Terrain – und bleiben doch ihren Stärken treu. Hymnen wie die erste Single „Wir sind Midgard“ oder „Wölfe der Nacht“ feat. Chris Pohl von Blutengel klingen unverkennbar nach Erdling. Doch die Wurzeln des Weltenbaum sind dunkel: Dark Metal Songs wie „Grendel“ oder „Im Namen der Krähe“ feat. Robse Dahn von Equilibrium zeigen die Band von einer finsteren, wilden und heidnischen Seite. Das gilt auch für das brilliant in Szene gesetzte Artwork, auf dem Yggdrasil im Sturm sein Blätterkleid verliert. Frontmann und Songwriter Neill sagt dazu: "Viele Dinge werden in unserer Wohlstandsgesellschaft verdrängt. Der Tod überrascht und verstört uns. Es ist Zeit für eine Rückbesinnung auf die Grundzyklen der Erde und des Lebens, in denen der Tod zum Dasein dazu gehört.“
„Yggdrasil“ erscheint als als 2-CD Digipak sowie als streng limitierte Die-Hard-Holzbox. Diese Holzbox enthält neben dem Digipak die exklusive Bonus CD „2015-2020 – Die Demos“ mit unveröffentlichten Demoversionen. Doch auch die Weltenesche soll ihr Geschenk erhalten: Mit einem Tütchen Eschen-Saatgut können Erdling-Fans der Natur etwas zurückgeben und der Zerstörung der Erde einen Funken Hoffnung entgegenstellen. Ein Duftbaum überdeckt den Gestank der industrialisierten Welt mit dem Aroma des Waldes. Ein Recycling Kugelschreiber und ein handnummeriertes Echtheitszertifikat vervollständigen ein Boxset, das mehr ist als nur eine Verpackung – es ist Ausdruck eines Albums, das den Hörer zum aktiven Teil einer besseren Welt machen will.
Erdling - Wölfe der Nacht (feat. Chris Pohl) (Official Music Video)
Erdling Shows | Events | Tours
Published by The Manamal | December 6Th 2019
ENEMY INSIDE release the acoustic session single and video of the song “Dark Skies”.
The official acoustic session of the original track “Dark Skies” which was included in the band’s debut album “Phoenix” out on September 28th, 2018.
ENEMY INSIDE - "Dark Skies" (Official Acoustic Session)
Nastassja Giulia comments: "Dark Skies is one of the most personal and emotional songs of the album. The song is about dealing with the loss of a loved one. I wrote it for my grandfather who passed away a few years ago.”
Video directed by Jonas Sommer.
Written by Nastassja Giulia and Evan K, performed by Enemy Inside.
Produced and recorded by Evan K and Enemy Inside at Epsilon Studio, Aschaffenburg, Germany.
Mixed and mastered by Tim Hamill at Sonic One Studio in Llanelli, Wales.
Artwork by David Hadarik and Enemy Inside.
Enemy Inside "Phoenix" exclusive club tour featuring new songs:
05.12 DE - Cologne, MTC
07.12 DE - Frankfurt, Nachtleben
08.12 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.12 DE - Hamburg, Logo
Digital single of “Dark Skies (Acoustic Version)” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!
Stream/Download “Dark Skies (Acoustic Version)” now: https://backl.ink/74764919
Enemy Inside Links
Official Website: http://roar.gr/artists/enemy-inside/
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Published by The Manamal | Dec.1st 2019
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