Shardborne to release debut album in July


Irish instrumental prog metallers Shardborne – who play the PlanetMosh-backed Perverting The Innocent festival later this year – are to release their full-length debut, ‘Living Bridges’, via Out On A Limb Records on July 10 .

The band said of the album – the follow up to their 2011 ‘Aeonian Sequence’ EP: “[It’s] progressive metal drawing influence from many genres such as

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New Release from Steve ‘N’ Seagulls “Farm Machine” On Spinefarm Records International


With over 12 million YouTube views for their take on AC/DC’s ThunderstruckSteve’N’Seagulls bring their unique style to the UK for a run of shows to celebrate the release of their debut album Farm Machine on Spinefarm Records.

Barnyard Boogiemen STEVE’N’SEAGULLS, go from Viral Sensation to signed act with over 12 million Youtube views for

Thunderstruck

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Steve’N’Seagulls bring their unique styleWith over 12 million YouTube views for their take on AC/DC’s ThunderstruckSteve’N’Seagulls bring their unique style to the UK for a run of shows to celebrate the release of their debut album Farm Machine on Spinefarm Records. Barnyard Boogiemen STEVE’N’SEAGULLS, go from Viral Sensation to signed act with over 12 million Youtube views for Thunderstruck Steve’N’Seagulls bring their unique style to the UK for a run of shows including two performances at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th to celebrate the release of their debut album Farm Machine What became a genuine international phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise… There, in said barn, a bunch of like-minded countrymen—with the emphasis on “country”—played a customized version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” wearing the daftest outfits they could find. They filmed the event, posted the results on YouTube, and within a couple of weeks, the clip had accumulated over five million views. It’s now topped out at 12 million. Pretty impressive, right? For Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, this was a bolt from the blue, but then, as history shows us, the greatest stories ever told tend to start in a […]

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King Parrot Stream New Album ‘Dead Set’

King Parrot Stream New Album ‘Dead Set’ The Aussie thrash metal/grindcore/punk mad men, KING PARROT, have teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to launch an advance stream of the band’s forthcoming album, Dead Set. The album is set to be released on May 15th in Europe (Agonia Records), May 19th in North America (Housecore Records) and May 15th in Australia(Rocket/EVP). Dead Set is available for listening inKing Parrot Stream New Album ‘Dead Set’ The Aussie thrash metal/grindcore/punk mad men, KING PARROT, have teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to launch an advance stream of the band’s forthcoming album, Dead Set. The album is set to be released on May 15th in Europe (Agonia Records), May 19th in North America (Housecore Records) and May 15th in Australia(Rocket/EVP). Dead Set is available for listening in full HERE The follow-up to 2013’s Bite Your Head Off effort, Dead Set was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual). Anselmo also stars in the video for Like A Rat, the first track released from the new album, and firmly gives them the seal of approval, saying: “King Parrot are a fine body of fellows, and it is our absolute pleasure to be working with these assaulting-yet-charming devils. Their best years are ahead of them!” Of the new album, vocalist, Matt Young, comments: “King Parrot are proud to release our new album ‘Dead Set’ via Agonia records this May. It’s been a long process but we happy to say that we are ready to move ahead and get this sucker out. We wanted to work together with the best people in the business to make this a great record and when Phil (Anselmo) said he wanted to be involved it […]

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Year Of The Goat to release second album in July


Swedish retro occultists Year Of The Goat are to release their second album, ‘The Unspeakable’, via Napalm Records on July 31.

It follows last year’s acclaimed EP, ‘The Key And The Gate’, the title track of which will feature, in an alternative version, as a bonus track.

The full track listing is as follows:

All He Has Read / Pillars

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The Dead Daisies declare a June ‘Revolución’


The Dead Daisies – the superstar collective featuring past and current members of the likes of Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Mötley Crüe – are to release their second album, ‘Revolución’, via INgrooves on June 1.

The band have also confirmed that they will be returning to Europe this summer, as special guests on Kiss’ 40thThe Dead Daisies – the superstar collective featuring past and current members of the likes of Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Mötley Crüe – are to release their second album, ‘Revolución’, via INgrooves on June 1. The band have also confirmed that they will be returning to Europe this summer, as special guests on Kiss’ 40th anniversary tour. For both the album and the tour, the Daisies have been joined by former Mötley Crüe /Ratt singer John Corabi, while the tour will also feature current Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos. The new album features Corabi, bassist Marco Mendoza (ex-Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), keyboard player Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs) and drummer Jackie Barnes (Tin Lids/Jimmy Barnes). Mendoza said: “Well, another chapter with ‘The Dead Daisies’ coming up!!! After finishing what is sounding great in the studio by mid-April, and releasing it in early June, we are all excited by the prospect of sharing the same stage again with the mighty KISS, this time in Europe. We also can’t wait to share our show and new music with our European fans. Europe – get ready for some […]

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Trucker Diablo are Off Yer Rocka with new deal


Renascent Northern Ireland hard rockers Trucker Diablo have signed to Off Yer Rocka Recordings, who will give a wider release to the band’s latest album, ‘Rise Above The Noise‘ – originally recorded and issued via a PledgeMusic campaign – later this year. The album will be preceded by an EP.

A statement on the Off Yer Rocka FacebookRenascent Northern Ireland hard rockers Trucker Diablo have signed to Off Yer Rocka Recordings, who will give a wider release to the band’s latest album, ‘Rise Above The Noise‘ – originally recorded and issued via a PledgeMusic campaign – later this year. The album will be preceded by an EP. A statement on the Off Yer Rocka Facebook page stated: “They’re back and what an album we have in store for you! When the masters hit our desk, we knew instantly that it was exactly the sound that OYR were looking to sign!” OYR CEO Jonni Davis added: “We’ve known Trucker for a long time this is a huge musical thrust north, it’s just a great FKN album and sits perfectly into what we’re all about.. can’t wait to get this one out there.” Trucker Diablo’s Tom Harte stated: “When we decided to set up a Pledge campaign for our new album, signing with a label was far from the agenda. When OYR got in touch, it was like an old friend getting in contact. We have been friends with the guys for quite a few years now and have been lucky enough to be a part of the amazing […]

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Heavens Gate To Release ‘Best For Sale!’ Compilation


Heavens Gate To Release ‘Best For Sale!’ Compilation

From their first days in 1987 until their break in 1999, HEAVENS GATE were among the top representatives of German Heavy Metal. They had a large fan base, especially in Japan, and their albums such as ‘In Control’, ‘Livin’ In Hysteria’ or ‘Hell For Sale!’, are respected asHeavens Gate To Release ‘Best For Sale!’ Compilation Heavens Gate – Best For Sale! (Album Art) From their first days in 1987 until their break in 1999, HEAVENS GATE were among the top representatives of German Heavy Metal. They had a large fan base, especially in Japan, and their albums such as ‘In Control’, ‘Livin’ In Hysteria’ or ‘Hell For Sale!’, are respected as some of the best German Metal albums, and are often listed in one line with classic albums of bands such as HELLOWEEN or BLIND GUARDIAN. Back in the day band played regular tours with acts such as W.A.S.P., DREAM THEATER, as well as own headlining ones. HEAVENS GATE featured in its ranks legendary producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT), and vocalist Thomas Rettke (AVANTASIA, AINA). “Best For Sale!” will be released via Limb Music on June 19, 2015, and will be available as CD (with 17 tracks) and digital download (with 20 tracks). More information: http://www.limb-music.com Heavens Gate

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