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M-Theory Audio – GRAVESHADOW Release “Vengeance Of Envy” Video Off New Album “The Uncertain Hour” Out Now!

Last Friday GRAVESHADOW released their anticipated new album, ‘The Uncertain Hour,’ and kicked off a west coast tour. Today GRAVESHADOWrelease their next music video“Vengeance of Envy.” Check it at https://youtu.be/oY6UCM7PPhQ

“I’m excited to release this song because of its straightforward and rock heavy sound,” states singer Rachl “Raxx” Quinn. “Rock ‘n roll is a large part of my origin, and the mesh of hard rock and heavy metal culminates in something I think that is truly special.”

GRAVESHADOW’s third album, ‘The Uncertain Hour,’ was produced by Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe (ClutchWar of Ages), mastered by Alberto De Icaza (Crobot, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and features artwork by Roman Ismaylov (Battle BeastBeast In Black). The Sacramento-based quintet deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements and influences from a variety of styles to create something epic, progressive, melodic and powerful.

‘The Uncertain Hour’ sees a new lineup for GRAVESHADOW now augmented by the newfound energy that has been brought into the band by the soaring melodic performance of new vocalist Rachl “Raxx” Quinn and the rumbling rhythm section of new bassist Luci Rae and new drummer Bones Padilla. The returning guitar duo of William Lloyd Walker and Aaron Robitsch once again deliver a beautiful display of guitar histrionics that tastefully mixes searing shred with warm melody, while Aaron even adds some harsh backing vocals. GRAVESHADOW are back on the scene with a story to tell. Intertwining melodic highs and crushing lows to sweep listeners away on a journey of self-discovery, loss and the will to carry on.

CDs and limited-edition vinyl (200 copies) of ‘The Uncertain Hour’ are available in stores or can be ordered online from www.smarturl.com/graveshadow, as well as digital downloads/streaming.

Three digital singles and videos have been released in the buildup for the album. The first taste of new music from the reformed lineup came with The Witcher inspired song “Gwynnebleidd” https://youtu.be/XrorDG70g3Q back in May 2020. It proved the revamped quintet could create new music and be accepted by their existing fanbase and a new audience. Collaborating on more new music further sessions continued and were evidenced by “Soldier Of 34” https://youtu.be/qXDzhkfRjuM and “The Swordsman” (the latter even featuring guest vocals from Chelsea Murphy of Dawn of Ouroboros, Cailleach Calling and Tegmentum) https://youtu.be/WnFOUN9S4aw.

Remaining Dates GRAVESHADOW “The Uncertain Hour Tour 2022” w/VINTERSEA: 7/22 – Dante’s – Portland, OR 7/23 – Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA GRAVESHADOW‘s previous album, 2018’s ‘Ambition’s Price,’ was given accolades by Metal Utopia for being “a great record with lots of great moments for fans of Nightwish and The Birthday Massacre.” Metal Nation praised ‘Ambition’s Price,’ declaring that “GRAVESHADOW has taken what has become a somewhat complacent and stagnant style of metal and breathed fresh life into it, creating something vibrant and memorable.” The fantastical lyrical themes that were explored by the band on ‘Ambition’s Price’ – their debut record for M-Theory Audio and the follow-up to the group’s incubatory 2015 debut full-length ‘Nocturnal Resurrection’ – were applauded by critics and fans alike. The band followed the release of ‘Ambition’s Price’ by winning over new audiences with extensive touring alongside bands such as Arkona, Sirenia, Exmortus, Night Demon, and Unleash The Archers.

Track Listing:
1. Soldier of 34 (6:04)
2. Gwynnbleidd (4:18)
3. Sea of Apparitions (3:55)
4. The Swordsman (5:28)
5. Vengeance of Envy (3:57)
6. A Beautiful End (4:54)
7. The Betrayer (4:12)
8. Shadow Battles (4:19)
9. The Two Lived (6:45)
10. Damsel’s Finesse (7:05)
Album Length: 51:04

GRAVESHADOW is:
Rachl ‘Raxx’ Quinn – vocals
William Lloyd Walker – guitars
Aaron Robitsch – guitars/keyboards
Luci Rae – bass
Bones – drums

For more information:
www.m-theoryaudio.com
www.facebook.com/graveshadow
www.instagram.com/graveshadow

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Hallowed Be Thy Train

From Ed Force One to Train 666, Iron Maiden does things in grand fashion. IRON MAIDEN played a sold-out concert on its “Legacy Of The Beast” tour in front of 61,867 fans at the football arena Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 22. A joint venture between MTRX and Warner m music provided a special event train service for fans from Stockholm to Gothenburg where each of the 244 passengers received a special gift bag filled with limited edition Maiden merch for 244 lucky passengers including an Eddie mask, a special 12-inch vinyl single and the train was decorated inside and out in full Maiden regalia.

Darren Edwards, international product manager at Warner Music explains in a video released by SVT. “Sweden has always been important to Maiden, so we thought they deserved us to go an extra 110 percent, and we wanted to put on an experience and event for their fans,” the whole band flew in early. Steve’s playing football the day before the show, as he often does when he’s in Sweden, Nicko is probably playing golf, so there’s just this special connection. They love Sweden, and they know the fans are really special over here.”

The coolest part? According to Sweden’s Trainspotting Channel on YouTube, the train continues to operate with its new make over as Train 666.

Check out some photos from Train 666 courtesy of Iron Maiden’s official Instagram below.

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EATEN BY SHARKS Question Survival Extremes In “Dead Weight” Off Upcoming Album “Eradication” Out Aug 2022

L-R – Tyler Abrams (Bass) | Justin Whitehead (Drums) | Matt Sherriff (Vocals) | Chris Chaperon (Lead Guitar) | Dan Okowinsky (Guitar)
Photo Credit: Lisa Thompson

The ocean is a vast, unforgiving world where things can go horribly awry. This is the topic of Eaten By Sharks’ latest single “Dead Weight” off the upcoming album “Eradication” – a technical death metal horror story that takes a deep dive into the gruesome possibilities that can result from daring to enter the untamed sea.

The single hits quickly, revealing some of the hells we face out on the open waters, alone out in the elements, what will you do to survive? What would you do in the fight for your life while battling infection and madness? Will you leave a trail of carnage behind you? These questions are presented alongside down-picked speed chugging, odd times, progressive movements, and a punishing ending. The band comments on the song:

“’Dead Weight’ is the follow-up to the punishing groove of ‘Shallow Water’. No intro, No standing around, just straight into the madness! This song is the fastest that we offer on the album, the most aggressive and progressive. Lyrically, Matt whips up another nautical disaster story, shipwrecked and alone. To what atrocities man will resort, to stay alive? His vocals are put to task, he keeps up to tempo, pulls out all the stops, and delivers yet another perfectly matched vocal performance, punctuated with a squeal that slurps up the grime from the deepest trench that the ocean has to offer.”

Eaten By Sharks was hatched out of a desire to start a punishing metal project and as soon as the moment was right, the heavy techy riffs started flowing. Adding blast beats and breakdowns to them along with a healthy appetite for horror movies, the band was formed with a campy nautical horror theme and serious musicianship.

With elements of slam, thrash and deathcore, Eaten By Sharks up the ante when it comes to technical death metal. Fans of Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, and Gojira will be especially interested in testing the waters.

The music video for “Dead Weight” can be seen via its premiere on Slamworldwide – https://youtu.be/fKQq6XGrZh0

Digital pre-save – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/eatenbysharks1/dead-weight

The full album “Eradication” will be available on August 26, 2022.

Pre-order – Eatenbysharks.bandcamp.com

Digital pre-save – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/eatenbysharks1/eradication

Music Video – “Shallow Water”

Track Listing:
1. Shallow Water – 4:16
2. Dead Weight – 3:12
3. Kill and consume – 4:06
4. Same Face, Different Mask – 4:26
5. Depth Charge – 3:07
6. Apex Predator – 3:20
7. Megalodon – 4:55
Album Length: 27:24

Eaten By Sharks is:
Matt Sherriff – Vocals
Chris Chaperon – Lead Guitar
Dan Okowinsky– Rhythm Guitar
Tyler Abrams – Bass
Justin Whitehead – Drums

Album Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Eaten By Sharks
• All songs written by: Eaten By Sharks
• Produced by: Christian Donaldson
• Mixed by: Christian Donaldson
• Mastered by: Christian Donaldson
• Album Artwork by: Shindy Design
• Member of SOCAN
• Canadian Content (MAPL)

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/eatenbysharksband
https://www.instagram.com/eatenbysharksmetal
https://twitter.com/EatenbySharks00

About: 

A different type of beast has emerged from the murky depths of the Niagara metal scene. Eaten By Sharks is prepared to usher in a new wave of aquatic brutality, and devastate the landscape with a perfect blend of technical precision and unbridled aggression. The wait is over. There is blood in the water. The feeding frenzy is about to begin…..

Shared Stage with:
Revocation, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, First Fragment, Beyond Creation, Emmure, Upon A Burning Body, Beneath the Massacre, Brought By Pain

Discography:
2022 – Eradication
2013 – We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat – EP

“Shit, did they put on a solid show and constantly required crowd interaction. They seamlessly blended classic and modern death metal with some technical flare here and there. I was thoroughly impressed with this awesome band, and can only add another solid band to the ever-growing laundry list of opening bands that may or may hit hit the spot…..and Eaten By Sharks fucking shredded!” – Technical Music Review (Live Review – Eaten By Sharks Opening for First Fragment – St. Catharines, ON -12-2-18)

“They groove a ton, with some sweet guitar licks for good measure to keep your ears engaged. They’re a mix of classic and new death metal, and just as ferocious.” – Technical Music Review

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Alchemia releases video for ‘Ashes’ and introduces a new bass player

“Ashes” is part of the repertoire of the debut “Inception”, released in Europe and Japan by the label Wormholedeath and in Brazil by Shinigami Records.

The horror metal band Alchemia from São Paulo presents the music video for “Ashes”, a track from their debut album, “Inception”, released in the Brazilian market by Shinigami Records and in Europe and Japan by the label Wormholedeath. “‘Ashes’ is a song that talks about getting rid of toxic people, who, in addition to stealing our time, always have some hollow advice but never accomplish anything,” said vocalist Victor Hugo Piiroja. “We worked a lot on this material, having special attention to details, from the team, the location to the costumes which, in my case, was developed by the stylist Luisa Clauson and will now be incorporated into our shows, including the first European tour. The costume was inspired by Pinhead, from the classic ‘Hellraiser’, and the character from the game Assassin’s Creed, which I’m a big fan of”, detailed Piiroja.

As in previous works, the clip was directed and edited by Xtudo Obze, who worked on the premises of the Libertà studio (SP). “The location made it possible to use chroma key,which greatly expanded our creative possibilities. We also had the makeup artist Meinside Makeup and the presence of the dancer Daphne Faria, who made exceptional participation, and the photographer Edu Lawless, who also made the new official photos of the band”, detailed the founder of Alchemia.

Check out the video for “Ashes”

The clip marks the debut of bassist G. Morazza with the band. Morazza graduated from the Conservatory of Tatuí/ (SP) and has accompanied great artists in different musical genres, such as Supla, Priscilla Alcântara, Yudi Tamashiro, Stanley Swann, and Mike Kerr, among others. He recorded the album “The Fire” (Mike Kerr) and was a member of Vikram, with which he participated with compositions and recorded the first album. In addition, he has a vast career as a teacher and is the author of “The Digitizing Book”material with over 1000 hand-eye coordination exercises. “When I received the invitation to join Alchemia, I was really excited because I had already recorded the bass lines for the entire album in the studio and I realized that there was something different about their sound. It brings to the listener different colors, they are not randomly played notes, but something well thought out. We’ve made history, I think we created our own style”, analyzed G. Morazza, who will make his stage debut with the band on July 22 at Bar Opinion, in Porto Alegre (RS), next to HIBRIA and It’s All Red.This is the debut show of the ‘Inception Tour 2022/2023’, which will pass through several cities in Brazil, and Latin American countries, in addition to the first part of the European tour this year and, in 2023, in the second part, with shows in Europe and Asia.

Tickets with the ‘double pack’ promotion (valid for two tickets for the price of one) for the show at Bar Opinião, in Porto Alegre (RS), alongside HIBRIA and It’s All Red can be purchased at bit.ly/hibria-poa

Sales – “Inception” (CD):

Europe – https://tinyurl.com/26ut664v

Japan – https://tinyurl.com/3cndz56c

Brazil (Shinigami Records): https://tinyurl.com/4jraa9js

Related Sites:

alchemiaband.com

wormholedeath.com

Alchemia social networks:

Instagram: alchemiabandofficial

Facebook: alchemiaobandofficial

Twitter: alchemiabandoff

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Out Now! Ft. Guests From Megadeth, Soilwork, Kamelot and more! Norway’s TONIC BREED “Fuel The Fire” of Their Thrash Evolution w/ New EP

Norway’s Tonic Breed has been reborn to evolve into a one-man thrash tank led by founding member Patrik K. Svendsen. Since first forming in 2006, Tonic Breed operated as a full contingent with tons of experience in the European metal community. Following the release of their 2018 album “Install Memory” and after 13 years of moshing, the band members decided to part ways in 2019 with Patrik K. Svendsen taking the reins to reinvent the band for its next release, the EP entitled “Fuel The Fire” that includes guest appearances from Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam), Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma) and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot).

Set to be unleashed on July 22nd, “Fuel the Fire” is raw, energetic hard-hitting thrash, with melodic and groovy elements. The record is four songs all composed by Svendsen, each with their unique touch and sound. The EP will not disappoint the Tonic Breed fanbase, the songs are similar to the styling of past TB recordings, but with new enlightening elements such as EP closing track “Blood Moon”, a melodic piece demonstrating some experimental songwriting from Svendsen. 

The songs were recorded over 18 months with multiple sound engineers from different countries, along with various guest musicians. Svendsen explains in further detail the decision on continuing as a one-man band and putting out the EP:

“The re-branding of Tonic Breed came to life after the lineup was divided. All the other previous band members started their new band projects, but I had not that same momentum going on at the time. I did not then, or have never since, considered making this a full band again to play live shows with Tonic Breed. At the same time, I had a couple of unfinished songs I wanted to finish. So after a little while, I started to take action and continue my musical path as well. The songs I worked with then were meant for a new project. Every now and then on this journey, I did consider officially ending Tonic Breed with a statement to our fans from time to time. You know, instead of just silently fading away. So while this was happening in one part of my brain, I thrived forward with my songs in another. I experimented with different images and styles of music (within the metal genre). Eventually, I also came up with the idea of having guests onboard. But instead of creating something new, I restarted something old. Small details made me choose this path. Not to forget, it was very spontaneous. My logic at the time was that by releasing the singles within the old name, the fanbase was already there. The music was not too different after all. Also, it gave me reasons to talk about the previous albums and continue to boost life in those. There are many reasons I think back on this choice. If we’re going to look at the practical ones, I have learned that to re-brand a band must be more difficult than starting up something new. But hey, the choice is made, and it is too late to turn around now.”

“Fuel the Fire” is available on all digital platforms SpotifyApple Music.

Music Video – Fuel the Fire (4:56) ft. Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam)

Track Listing:
1. Fuel the Fire (4:56) ft. Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam)
2. No Rocks on the Scotch (4:11) ft. Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma)
3. H.E. Antagonist (3:43) ft. Oliver Palotai (Kamelot) (guitar solo)
4. Blood Moon (4:07)
EP Length: 16:57

EP Recording Credits:
All songs performed by: Patrik K. Svendsen
All songs written by: Patrik K. Svendsen
All songs produced by: Patrik K. Svendsen
Track 1 and 2 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Viktor Gullichsen
Track 1 and 2 Engineered and mastered by Viktor Gullichsen
Track 3 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Oliver Palotai
Track 3 Engineered and mastered by Oliver Palotai
Track 4 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Juhis Kauppinen
Track 4 Engineered and mastered by Juhis Kauppinen

EP Band Line Up:
Patrik K. Svendsen
EP Guests: Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam), Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma), Oliver Palotai (Kamelot)

For more info:
https://tonicbreed.com
https://facebook.com/tonicbreed
https://instagram.com/tonicbreed

“Tonic Breed reinforces my growing belief that music, and particularly metal, can one day survive and even thrive without need of the corporate machine.” – Metal Disciple (Outsold – LP)

“For an unsigned act Outsold has one of the best productions I have heard in a long time. Simply put it’s a fantastic album.” – Teeth of the Divine (Outsold – LP)

“TONIC BREED could easily advance up the ranks thanks to this impressive release.” – Metal Temple (Outsold – LP)

“10/10. Album of the year 2014.” – The Metal Review (Outsold – LP)

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New GWAR Documentary This Is GWAR Coming Next Month

ShudderAMC network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, has acquired rights to the “This Is Gwar” documentary. The film gives rare insight into the 30-plus-year career of one of the world’s most outrageous heavy metal bands, known for its grotesque costumed characters and notoriously wild, fluid-soaked stage shows.

“This Is Gwar”, which world-premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and won the 2021 Audience Award at Nightstream, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Thursday, July 21.

“For more than three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life personas and gore-filled stage shows that were unlike anything anyone had ever seen,” said Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the literal blood, sweat and tears that have made GWAR the true legends they are today.”

Added GWAR: “GWAR is founded on horror, humor, and heavy metal. Of course, we love Shudder! It’s our favorite. Every movie is like a home movie for us. Are you kidding me?? Monsters, demons, the undead, dinosaurs? Those are our people! GWAR and Shudder. Two terrifying tastes that taste terrifying together.”

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“This Is Gwar” is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera and Ethan Embry, including never-before-seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie(Oderus Urungus).

“This Is Gwar” is directed by Scott Barber(“Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story”),with producers Tommy Avallone(“Bill Murray Stories”) and Josh Goldbloom (“V/H/S/94”). Executive producers include Bill ParksZach BlairMatthew Helderman and Luke Taylor.

The deal was negotiated by Josh Goldbloom on behalf of the filmmakers, and Emily Gotto, VP, global acquisitions and co-productions, on behalf of Shudder.

Brockie, who fronted GWAR under the name Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia in March 2014. According to Virginia’s State Medical Examiner’s Office, he died from acute heroin toxicity by accidental means.

Brockie was last remaining original member of GWAR, which was founded 38 years ago. He was 50 years old.

The satirical metal band earned a following for its macabre, over-the-top costumes, offensive lyrics and graphic, gore-soaked shows, in which the bandmembers performed as the descendants of alien warriors who arrived on Earth to enslave and slaughter the human race.