Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Range Of New Rock Releases From Pigweed, HeRz, Slap Guru & Razorhouse

From south Texas comes the debut album titled "The Weight" from hardcore metal rockers PigWeed. The new 11-song release comes blasting out and grabs you by the throat with the opening chords and pounding drums "Eyes Of The Wasp" and "Check Yourself." The band continues the onslaught the pure intensity in the vocal delivery of "Fake For Now" and "Time Is Now" as the screams will ring in your head. They turn up the energy with high-powered thrash metal appeal of "The End," before wrapping up their new album with the 11-plus minute epic, progressive metal piece "Suffer" and the chugging rhythm of "Mistakes (Revisited)." To find out more about PigWeed and their latest release "The Weight," please visit pigweedband.com.

From the U.K. comes the third album from the progressive metal band HeKz. The new album titled "Invicta" features ten tracks that are sure to carry on the tradition of exceptional musicianship, started by bands like Rush, Dream Theater and Iron Maiden. The opening track "Quetzlcoatl" will turn you into an instant fan of the band as the music is just exceptional and will have no trouble holding your attention during the long solos. The band's wonderful harmonizing at the beginning of "For Our Lives"  and in "The Light Fantastic" draws up memories of Styx, while "To The Lions" balances on the line between rock and heavy metal. HeKz take you on a sonic journey with the nearly ten-minute build up of "Line In The Sand," before closing their new album with the 15-minute epic piece "The Devil's Coin" and the power ballad "Victorious." To find out more about HeKz and their latest release "Invicta," please visit hekztheband.com

From Spain comes the latest release from the psychedelic rock band Slap Guru titled "Cosmic Hill." It was only released on vinyl and contains 8-tracks of exceptional hard rock and blues that pays homage to their classic rock influences. The new album begins with the title song "Cosmic Hill" that sounds as if it came from the swamps of New Orleans with is southern blues shuffle and riffing guitar. They continue to showcase their exceptional skills with the up-tempo romp of "Fighting With A Mirror" and the slower, spaced-out sound of "Ollin." Slap Guru display a harder edge to their music with the high-powered energy of "Dharma Streets," before finishing up their new album with sonic blues of "Like A Fool" and the nostalgic sounding rock of "Best Wishes." To find out more about Slap Guru and their latest release "Cosmic Hill," please visit slapguru.com.

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Music From Singer/Songwriters Marcus Singletary, David Fitzpatrick & Jeff Givens & The Mugshot Saints

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Marcus Singletary is preparing to release his new live album "The Sonic Admiral - Live!" on April 11th. The new 30-minute release kicks off with the high energy of "On The Silver Screen" and the funkiness of "Roll It One More Time." He experiments with the lyrics of "I'd Like To Find Out" and the sonic attack of "Danger Ahead," before returning to rock of "Magic And Carnal Delights." Marcus wraps up his new 12-track live release with his excellent guitar playing during the solo of "Green Sky Guitar/Sonic Admiral" and the rhythm-fueled "Subversive Birds." To find out more about Marcus Singletary and his latest release "The Sonic Admiral - Live," please visit marcussingletary.com.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist David Fitzpatrick has been a staple of the Milwaukee music scene for over 30 years as a member of the Dave Fitzpatrick Band. Now he is ready to head out on his own with his first full-length solo album titled "Parachutes In Hurricanes." The new 11-song release kicks off with steady pace of "Lost On The Same Street" and the slower blues of "Long Way Down." He picks the energy back up with "Half A Mile," before delivering the beautiful country ballad "All In Tonight." David Fitzpatrick finishes up his new solo album with the swinging, stark feel of "So Happy With You" and the soulful, piano ballad "Done To Me." To find out more about David Fitzpatrick and his latest release "Parachutes In Hurricanes," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/davefitzpatrickband.

Country/swamp-rock band Jeff Givens and The Mugshot Saints return with their new album titled "Bleeding Ink." It features a dozen tracks, beginning with the honky-tonk, country rocking rhythm of "Love Brings You Home" and the southern swing of "Seven Hot Memphis Nights." Jeff showcases his Springsteen-side with "Love Is What You Do," before slowing down for the acoustic-based ballad "Beautiful Dead End Love." Jeff Givens and The Mugshot Saints finish up their new album with Jennifer Botka taking the lead vocals on the country swing of "You And Me," before they close out with the Americana/roots of "Midnight Train" and the clap/stomp rhythm of "Six Foot In The Ground." To find out more about Jeff Givens and The Mugshot Saints and their latest release "Bleeding Ink," please visit jeffgivens.com.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

New Music From Original Duran Duran Vocalist Andy Wickett & Gutiarist Extraordinaire Marcelo Paganini

Saturday, March 17, 2018

King Crimson's "Earthbound" Album Gets A Facelift With New Remastered CD & Bonus DVD

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Heavy Metal Music Arriving Soon From Godthrymm, Gatekeeper, Sanhedrin & Monsterworks

Here are some new independent heavy metal releases arriving the next few months, beginning with the new 4-song EP from U.K. doom metal band Godthrymm. Their new album titled "A Grand Reclamation" paves the way for a handful of tour dates this spring and summer in Europe. They begin with the 7-minute thunderous romp of the title song, "A Grand Reclamation." Godthrymm then picks up the pace on the progressive metal track "Sacred Soil," before finishing up their new release with the quiet, 2-minute guitar instrumental "Forevermore." For a complete list of live shows and to find out more about Godthrymm and their latest release "A Grand Reclamation," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/godthrymm.

Arriving a month later in mid-April is a new compilation of material from guitarist Geoff Blackwell's band, Gatekeeper. The new release titled "East Of Sun" features mix of older, unreleased songs that date back almost ten years. The album kicks off with the high-powered energy of "Blade Of Cimmeria," as the song's swift pace will certainly get your blood pumping. The intensity of the delivery of "North Wolves" and the pounding rhythm of "Warrior Without Fear" showcases the fierceness of Blackwell's guitar work. Gatekeeper continue with the epic tales of "Ninefold Muse" and "Swan Road Saga," before closing out their new album with a couple of cover songs as bonus tracks. To find out more about Gatekeeper and their latest release "East Of Sun," please visit gatekeeper-vinland.blogspot.ca.

Also in April arrives the debut album from the Brooklyn hard rock/metal band Sanhedrin. Their new release titled "A Funeral For The World" features 8 tracks, beginning with the exciting, high-powered rock of "Riding On The Dawn" and the doom metal sound of the title song "A Funeral For The World." The trio come crashing in with the pounding of "Collateral Damage," then show their softer side with "No Religion," before wrapping up their new album with the aggressive attack of "Massive Deceiver" and the classic heavy metal energy of "Die Trying." To find out more about Sanhedrin and their latest release "A Funeral For The World," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/sanhedrinband.

Then, about two weeks after that comes the sixteenth studio album from Monsterworks titled "Scale And Probability." It features 6-tracks that will bring you on a sonic journey with a hardcore metal appeal. They begin with the 8-minute progressive metal piece "The Great Silence" as you can fully appreciate the band's musical talents. The album continues with the slow-moving, doom metal of "Weight Of Emptiness" and the high-powered attack of "Cosmic Deadly Probe." Monsterworks wraps up their new album with the steady pace of "All Truths Be True" and the 12-minute epic adventure of "Ockham's Razor." To find out more about Monsterworks and their latest release "Scale And Probability," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/monsterworks.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Music From Alternative Rock Band blessthefall & Heavy Metal Giants Primordial And Critial Mess

Arriving March 23rd is the new studio release from the alternative rock band blessthefall. This five-piece band from Arizona will be making their debut on the Rise Records with their new album "Hard Feelings." The band preceded the album's release with a 2-month tour of the U.S. as they got the word out on their new music. They begin with the chugging guitar attack of "Wishful Sinking" as the energy builds with each verse. Blessthefall deliver a modern edge to the alt-rock of "Find Yourself," before charting their own territory in the hardcore metal scene with "Cutthroat." They continue with the high intensity of "I'm Over Being Under(rated)" and the more mainstream appeal of "Keep Me Close." They finish up their new album with sonic build-up of "Sakura Blues" and the rhythm-fueled, arena rocker "Welcome Home." To find out more about blessthefall and their latest release "Hard Feelings," please visit blessthefallmusic.com.

Arriving a week later on March 30th is the return of the progressive metal band Primordial with their ninth full-length album titled "Exile Amongst The Ruins." The new 8-song release begins with the 9-minute journey of "Nail Their Tongues" as you are quickly re-introduced to the dark forces of Primordial. The music continues to excite around every turn, as with the charging energy of "To Hell Or The Hangman" and epic tale of "Where Lie The God." Primordial wrap up their new album with the guitar-driven intensity of "Sunken Lungs" and the ten-plus minute adventure of "Last Call" as the music carries you along for the ride. To find out more about Primordial and their latest release "Exile Amongst The Ruins," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/primordialofficial.

Also arriving on March 30th is the new album titled "Human Praey" from German death metal band Critical Mess. It features 10-tracks, beginning with the quick pace and growling vocals of "Bringer Of All End." They continue the onslaught with the aggressiveness of "Feasting" and the high-powered attack of "Preacher Of Lies." The build-up of "Creation Of Abomination" comes crashing down with the intense vocals and chugging guitars as Critical Mess seems to get faster and faster with each song. They finish up their new album with the sonic blast of "Into Oblivion" and the excellent musicianship of "Repent," which will open your eyes to death metal music scene. To find out more about Critical Mess and their latest release "Human Praey," please visit criticalmess.de.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Music From Indie-Artists Ethan Brosh, Bobby Long And Jon Magnusson

Guitarist extraordinaire Ethan Brosh is heading out on tour this March with fellow artist Ross The Boss. Brosh is touring in support or his new album "Conspiracy," which was released back in February. The new 14-track album kicks off with the short atmospheric introduction of "Revival" that leads directly into the high-powered energy of "Escape Route." Brosh wastes no times showing off his guitar skills on the progressive rock appeal of "Tomb Of The Gods" and the swift pace of "Collision Course." He continues with the adventurous "Sweet Evil," before slowing the pace down for the more melodic tones of the "Forgotten Melody." Ethan Brosh wraps up his new instrumental album with the electrifying hard rock vibe of "No Spring Chicken" and the gentle acoustics of "Major Sadness." For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about his new album "Conspiracy," please visit ethanbrosh.com.

Singer/songwriter Bobby Long is performing a couple shows in New England in support of his new album "Ode," which was recorded back in 2014. Long plans on making a stops at Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT on April 12 and The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as he continues to build his fan base one show at a time. The album features a 11-tracks that features the great Americana/folk sound of "Cold Hearted Lover Of Mine" and "Treat Me Like A Stranger" that will make you instant fans of his music. Bobby showcases his bluesier side with "Kill Someone," before reverting back to his gentler, acoustic self with "Something Blue Something Borrowed." He finishes his new album with more of the gentle touch of "The Dark Won't Get Darker" and the story telling poetry of "That Little Place." To find out more about Bobby Long and his latest release "Ode," please visit musicbobbylong.com.

Swedish singer/songwriter Jon Magnusson recently released his new album "Always A Rebel" on March 9th. The new 5-song EP is the perfect introduction to Jon's pop sense and addictive melodic style. He begins with the surf-guitar style of "Rely On Me" as the song carries a nineties alt-pop vibe. He delivers the blues with the slow sway of "Set Me On Fire," before finishing his new album with two different mixes of the title track "Always A Rebel." The first version is an acoustic indie-folk piece, while the second version is very similar with a little extra rhythm to support the song's pace. To find out more about Jon Magnusson and his latest release "Always A Rebel," please visit jonmagnusson.se.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Music Arriving From Indie-Artists The Twindows Along With C.K. And The Rising Tide

Arriving in mid-March is the latest release from the alternative rock band The Twindows. The new album titled "Valkyrie 2.0" features 11-tracks of raw, high-energy, punk-like anthems, beginning with the sonic punch of "Like My Music." The album continues with the grunge tones of "Mosquito/Thick Skin" and the rhythm-fueled, guitar buzz of "Forgiven." The Twindows work in the destructive, heavy metal chorus to the swinging flow of "Ska Death," before returning to the punk fury of "Reversals." The trio finish up their new album with the mainstream, alternative rock of "Instigator" and the experiential, high-energy of "Wire Mother." To find out more about The Twindows and their latest release "Valkyrie 2.0," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/thetwindowsmusic.

Also arriving soon is the brand new studio album from C.K. Flach and his new band, The Rising Tide. The new album titled "American Romance" will be released later this year, but the first single, "Friends" showcases the band's Americana sound. C.K.'s classic country sounding vocals gets highlighted by the band's roots music sound, supporting the song's storied lyrics. To find out more about C.K. And The Rising Tide, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ckflach.

Monday, March 12, 2018

English Pop Singers Kim Wilde & Lisa Stansfield Release Brand New Studio Albums

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Omnivore Recordings Re-Issues Albums From Reggae/Ska Pioneer Justin Hinds

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Omnivore Recordings Revisits The Past WIth New Releases From Uncle Walt's Band And NRBQ

On March 9th, Omnivore Recordings released the first compilation from the legendary bluegrass trio, Uncle Walt's Band. The new album titled "Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing..." features 21-tracks, beginning with the wonderful harmonizing of "Seat Of Logic" from the band's 1974 debut album, "Blame It On The Bossa Nova." You really appreciate the classic, acoustic tones of "Dish Wiped Clean" and "Don't You Think I Feel Good Too" as their sound was just pure Americana/roots music. Their second album "An American In Texas" is highlighted by the tracks "Deeper Than Love" and "Bluebird," while "Stay With That One" and "Holding On" come from their third album "6-26-79." This new compilation also features 5 previously unreleased songs, like live versions of "Gimme Some Skin" and "One Meatball." The real gem of this new release is the beautiful acoustic demo version of "I'll Come Knockin'," as you can feel the genuine tone in their delivery. To find out more about the Uncle Walt's Band "Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing...," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Enjoy The New Soundtrack To Robert Gordon's "Memphis Rent Party" Book

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ben Craven Delivers "The Single Edits," David Atkins Is "Spitting On A Fish" & Marbin Brings Us "Israeli Jazz"