GORGATRON Added To Metal Injection's January Installment Of
Slay At Home Fest This Friday; Pathogenic Automation Full-Length Out Now
North Dakota death metal/grind faction GORGATRON have been added to the January edition of Metal Injection's Slay At Home virtual fest!
Set to take place this Friday, January 22nd at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST, GORGATRON will appear alongside Tombs, Salem's Bend, Perdition Sect, and many others. This month's installment of Slay At Home will benefit the National Independent Venue Association's (NIVA) emergency relief fund, which is providing financial aid for stages across the nation while waiting for grants to be issued.
Comments bassist Cam Dewald, "After the dismal year known as 2020, we're starting 2021 off with a sonic/visual punch in the face! We have a short set being featured on Metal Injection's Slay At Home series, as well as a killer cover song some friends and I put together! As for what the rest of 2021 has to offer? All I can say is, keep an eye out because we spent the last year or so in the lab..."
GORGATRON released their Pathogenic Automation full-length last Summer independently on CD with worldwide digital distribution by Blood Blast, a newly launched service powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Music. Anchored in the old-school stylings of death and thrash, the critically lauded nine-track Pathogenic Automation was recorded by the band, mixed and mastered by GORGATRON guitarist Neal Stein (El Supremo, Egypt), and spews forth a forty-one-minute maelstrom of sonic brutality punctuated by a variety of introspective themes.
Forged in 2006 and named in honor of a giant Mooninite that appeared in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, GORGATRON has released two full-lengths - 2010's debut Torturtorium and 2015's Inner Supremacy. Lauded by underground media in the proverbial know, Teeth Of The Divine championed the band's, "awesome, crushingly groovy death," Toilet Ov Hell crowned them, "hella-fucking-balls-to-the-wall-awesome," adding, "GORGATRON delivers headbanging riffs enough to give even the most static of concert goers a stiff neck," while Zombie Ritual 'Zine hailed, "an excellent piece of brutal and destructive death metal." GORGATRON has embarked on multiple DIY tours and appeared on various metalfests nationwide sharing stages with the likes of such acts as Anthrax, Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Anal Cunt, Defeated Sanity, Anal Blast, Origin, Pathology, Machine Head, Vital Remains, Havok, Weedeater, Devourment, and many others.
"Suffocation-style riff madness, blastbeats, throat-tear from Karl Schmidt = significant synapse destruction here." - Metal Injection
"...a seriously stout slab of slicing savagery... GORGATRON is intricate without being busy - riffs fly past constantly; they twist and turn and dance around one another in lockstep with on-a-dime rhythmic shifts; but never once does any note or sequence overstep its place. GORGATRON is old-school without feeling like retread - they play to a Platonic ideal of vintage-sounding death. They can blast, but they spend much of their time operating at a bulldozer midtempo.... - Last Rites
"Whatever light-hearted antics they engage in behind the scenes, their music is steeped in disdain and fury, a barrage of unrelenting death metal. That description isn't hyperbole; for forty-plus minutes, the album is a consistent, exploding powder keg with limited exceptions." - Heavy Music HQ
"Songs like these live and die by the quality of their riffs and these are some prime rib riffs indeed. Tempos shift on a dime and riffs have room to breathe, swirling round one another without suffocating." - Distorted Sound
"There could not be a better time to introduce GORGATRON to your life. The undercurrent of instability plaguing the nation now from both a medical crisis and a social one adds to just how poignant a moment this is. The masses need an absorbing, brutal, cathartic release such as only metal can provide and this band provide it in a highly polished, technically proficient, groove-focused package." - Metal Temple
"...death-grind force that aim to inflict blunt force trauma on their listeners..." Scream Blast Repeat
"The record does a great job of smashing your skull into obscurity over a forty-minute period but without overkill causing any harm to itself. Trying to save yourself from blowing your neck out is futile as there are no moments to catch your breath across the entire recording." - Ghost Cult
Photo by Danny James Virchow
Michael Schenker will release his new MSG album, Immortal next week, on January 29th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The album title is a perfect statement describing Michael Schenker's legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician.
Today, the band reveal their fifth album trailer inwhich Michael Voss discusses the recordings of "Immortal". Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/LBmsNlh0C-s
“50th Anniversary - IMMORTAL”
performed by the current MSG/Michael Schenker Group
with special guest DORO
28.10.2021 UK - Leeds, O2 Academy
29.10.2021 UK - Newcastle, O2 City Hall
30.10.2021 UK - Wolverhampton, KK Steel Mill
31.10.2021 UK - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
“50th Anniversary - IMMORTAL”
performed by the current MSG/Michael Schenker Group
02.11.2021 NL - Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
03.11.2021 CH - Pratteln, Z7
04.11.2021 IT - Turin, Audiodrome
05.11.2021 ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
06.11.2021 ES - Madrid, La Riviera
"Immortal" will be available in the following formats:
Pre-order the album here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal
"Drilled To Kill" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/bcrU9ZS6CZA
"After The Rain" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/kLMn1nPqANM
'Sail The Darkness' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/8lss0xI2HaA
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/cDQ9VICJZyc
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/gcWTT_nKp0w
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/Dj20y-_SsnY
Trailer #4: https://youtu.be/U3JJsKztHBg
The album was predominantly recorded at the Kidroom Studio in Germany, with Michael's long time partner Michael Voss who co-produced the album and also sings on two tracks. The cover artwork of „Immortal“ was created by Zsofia Dankova(POWERWOLF etc.).
Immortal will continue the tradition of the previous two MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST records Resurrection and Revelation and feature a big list of friends and guests. The album's main vocalist will be uprising Chilean born talent Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW a.o.), along with Michael Voss (MAD MAX a.o.), Ralf Scheepers(PRIMAL FEAR) and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW a.o.) singing on two tracks each. Besides Michael Schenker himself, the album was recorded with Steve Mann (keyboards), Barry Sparks (bass, DOKKEN, etc.), as well as the three drummers Bodo Schopf, Simon Philipps (ex-TOTO) and Brian Tichy (ex-WHITESNAKE). „Brian was thrilled to be part of it. He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what - I am very happy“, smiles Michael Schenker. The newest addition to the record is keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER, ex-KISS, etc.), who plays on the album's opening track, featuring German power machine Ralf Scheepers on vocals.
Immortal will feature ten tracks, including the magnum opus "In Search Of The Peace Of Mind". "I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with SCORPIONS on our first studio album Lonesome Crow. in 1970, getting released in 1972 - when I had already left SCORPIONS to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 - when I was 17. We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.“ The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: "Gary Barden sings the first verse, continued by Ronnie Romero - and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White, and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolute amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“
The limited first edition of this upcoming MSG album will feature another unique extra: "We have the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Bang Your Head – Blu-ray, recorded during our headline show in Balingen/Germany two years ago: Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There's a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It's live, magic and pure.“
Pre-order your copy of Immortal here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal
SAGA SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG "WIND HIM UP" — WATCH + LISTEN
NEW ALBUM SYMMETRY OUT MARCH 12 VIA earMUSIC
First released in 1981 on their album Worlds Apart, "Wind Him Up" quickly became one of the most successful Saga songs of all time and is considered a fan favorite among their worldwide audience.
With Symmetry, Saga are on a completely new path and present this track in a way never before heard. While preserving the heart of the song, the acoustic reinvention of "Wind Him Up" is a thrilling new take on a classic.
Watch the lyric video, which is an homage to the original video from 1982, here.
Saga previously released the lyric video for "Tired World." The song made its first appearance on the band's debut album as one of two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that is The Chapters, a continuous narrative revolving around a central theme and character (Albert Einstein), and spread out over several albums throughout much of Saga's extensive body of work.
After a Spring 2020 tour, Saga retreated to their home studios. The result: An album full of acoustic originals.
Symmetry offers a unique listening experience by bundling complex and delicate arrangements with familiar melodies and sounds. It gives the listener the possibility to explore and discover Saga essentials once more — and in a completely new way.
SAGA have managed to create more than just new versions of their songs — they created a sonic world full of little details that invites the listeners to dive deeper into the complex musical phenomenon that is the band.
Watch “Doom On You” Today Exclusively via Metal Insider
New York metal quintet DAMN YOUR EYES has revealed a video for “Doom On You,” the third of a trio of new tracks featuring the band’s new lineup and heavier approach.
Watch the video now via Metal Insider at https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-damn-your-eyes-doom-on-you.
“As songwriters we often turn to our songs to get closure on a personal issue, and sometimes, we take it a little too far with epic results,” guitarist Artie Alexander says. “‘Doom On You’ is one of those songs that took on a life of its own once we started to put it together. The story is based on deception and betrayal that leads to the ultimate retribution. The dismal and harrowing groove laden soundscape helps bring the tale together. The result of the two coming together is beautiful brutality and the dark energy within it.”
“Doom On You” will hit radio tomorrow and be available at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/damnyoureyes/doom-on-you.
Formed in 2015 by Artie Alexander and former drummer James Baldassano, DAMN YOUR EYES immediately hit the ground running. As respected musicians in their local scene with extensive recording experience, the band quickly recorded an EP, released it to local acclaim, and rapidly returned to the studio to record their upcoming international full-length debut, Kill The Outside in 2019. But as the band was building a following, it seemed to its members that there were some missing pieces to the DAMN YOUR EYES puzzle. Enter former guitarist Gabriel “Gabby” Abularach, drummer Darren Markoff, 24-year veteran of Long Island metal band Korotory, to complete the puzzle.
DAMN YOUR EYES is:
Kenny Vincent Jr. – Lead Vocals
Artie Alexander – Guitar and Vocals
Gabriel “Gabby” Abularach – Guitar
Oddie McLaughlin – Bass
Darren Markoff – Drums
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ACCEPT could have hardly chosen a more fitting title for their new upcoming masterpiece - Too Mean To Die. First a virus interrupted the recording process of their 16th studio album back in spring 2020, and now the same rotten thing has caused the release to be postponed by two weeks, to January 29, 2021.
However, ACCEPT will not be knocked down by these setbacks. As a consolation for fans and to shorten the waiting time for the complete album, the band will release a very special treat on Jan 15th: their third single "Zombie Apocalypse".
Hard-hitting melodies - a 5-minute classic ACCEPT treat: dynamic, unshakeable, mega loud!
There’s no doubt about it: "Zombie Apocalypse" makes you want MORE and provides a perfect taster of the new album.
The single contains a special hint about a widespread disease of our time - and rest assured it's not Corona...
Singer Mark Tornillo explains: "They're everywhere, they can't put them (mobile phones) down. They can't keep them charged; they can't take their eyes off the screen! It's a zombie apocalypse!"
Watch the visualizer for "Zombie Apocalypse" here: https://youtu.be/eSS10DNhI0c
Get the latest single here: http://nblast.de/Accept-TooMeanToDieDSP
Most of the limited vinyl formats of the album Too Mean To Die, which will be released on January 29, 2021, are already sold out! Therefore, Nuclear Blast has decided to release another version in cooperation with ACCEPT's partner Spotify: Double vinyl in white strictly limited to 300 copies.
Pre-order/pre-save your copy here: http://nblast.de/Accept-TooMeanToDie
And here you even have a chance to win the album: www.accepttoomeantodie.com
Wolf Hoffmann - guitar
Mark Tornillo - vocals
Uwe Lulis - guitar
Philip Shouse - guitar
Martin Motnik - bass
Christopher Williams - drums
BODY COUNT ANNOUNCES FAN CONTEST TO CREATE NEXT MUSIC VIDEO FOR "THE HATE IS REAL"
Body Count just launched a video contest for their song "The Hate Is Real" from their latest album, Carnivore. Fans can create and submit their own videos for the track and the band's favorite submission will be released as the next official Body Count music video. More details about the contest can be found HERE. BODY COUNT released their new and highly acclaimed full-length album Carnivore on March 6th, 2020. The album was produced by Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Knocked Loose and features standout tracks such as: "Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)", "When I'm Gone (feat. Amy Lee)", "Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)", and Grammy nominated track"Bum-Rush".Carnivore is available to purchase and stream HERE.
The following physical formats are still available for Carnivore:
(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)
BODY COUNT is Ice T (vocals), Ernie C. (guitar/backing vocals), Juan Garcia (guitar/backing vocals), Vincent Price (bass/backing vocals), Ill Will (drums) and Sean E. Sean (samples/backing vocals).
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THE PRETTY RECKLESS DROP NEW SONG "AND SO IT WENT" — LISTEN + WATCH LYRIC VIDEO
TRACK FEATURES TOM MORELLO
NEW ALBUM DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL ARRIVES ON FEBRUARY 12 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
PRE-ORDERS ARE LIVE HERE
THE PRETTY RECKLESS have shared their new single "And So It Went." The track features guitarist Tom Morello.
Listen to the song and watch the lyric video here.
"The world has been in such a state of civil unrest," says singer Taylor Momsen. "'And So It Went' basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I'm not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me. This song felt like the perfect storm for Tom Morello to join in and rip the sound waves apart with his guitar. It was more than a pleasure having him add his unique and defining sound to the song."
The band previously shared the glamorous video for "25."
The Pretty Reckless will release their fourth album, Death By Rock And Roll, on February 12 via Fearless Records. Pre-orders are live here.
The album, which follows 2010's Light Me Up, 2014's Going To Hell, and 2016's Who You Selling For, is titled after the first single, which rocketed to No. 1 on the rock charts and held strong for several weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band's career and was heralded by Paper, Loudwire, CNN, Forbes, and more. The band also has the incredible and impressive distinction of being the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format and the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart.
DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL TRACK LISTING:
"Death By Rock And Roll"
"Only Love Can Save Me Now"
"And So It Went"
"Got So High"
"Standing At The Wall"
"Rock And Roll Heaven"
ABOUT THE PRETTY RECKLESS:
The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits — the Platinum-certified "Heaven Knows" (the biggest rock song of 2014), "Fucked Up World," and "Follow Me Down" — a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with "Take Me Down," which cemented them as "the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart," according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N' Roses, Soundgarden, and many other heavy hitters. The title track of their fourth album Death By Rock And Roll hit No. 1 on the rock charts and stayed there for multiple weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band's career. The Pretty Reckless are also the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format. They are also the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart.
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THE BLACK CROWES PRESENT: 'Shake Your Money Maker'
30th Anniversary, Multi-Format Re-issue Of Legendary Album
4LP And 3CD Super Deluxe Box Set Features Never Before Released Rarities, Demos And Atlanta Homecoming Concert From 1990
Out February 26 On UMe/American Recordings
Recently Unearthed Track "Charming Mess" Available Now
The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n' roll band The Black Crowes, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26, 2021, through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 4LP and 3CD Super Deluxe versions, which includes the original album, remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 unreleased demos from the band's early incarnation as Mr. Crowe's Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe's Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4" Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke. To listen or pre-order Shake Your Money Maker, click HERE
One of the previously unheard studio songs, "Charming Mess," which was originally slated to be the band's first single, but was ultimately left off of the album entirely, is available today.
Listen to "Charming Mess" HERE
A 2CD Deluxe version has the remastered album along with the unreleased studio songs, demos, and b-sides. There are also standard 1CD and1LP versions that are the mastered version of the original.
Shake Your Money Maker was released originally in 1990 when rock was dominated by cheesy pop and hair metal. The Black Crowes gave the genre a much-needed swift kick in the ass with their debut album. That album, fueled by singles "Jealous Again," "Twice As Hard," "She Talks To Angels," and a rollicking cover of fellow Georgian Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle," the band immediately took the music world by storm, selling over 5 million records and topping Rolling Stone's "Best New American Band Readers Poll" in late 1990.
The Black Crowes plan to hit the road this summer on The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker tour and will be playing Shake Your Money Maker in its entirety, plus all of their hits. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, click HERE To listen or pre-order Shake Your Money Maker, click HERE
Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary – 4LP Box Tracklisting:
LP 1: Shake Your Money Maker (2020 Remaster)
1 Twice As Hard
2 Jealous Again
3 Sister Luck
4 Could I've Been So Blind
5 Seeing Things
1 Hard To Handle
2 Thick N' Thin
3 She Talks To Angels
4 Struttin' Blues
5 Stare It Cold
6 Mercy, Sweet Moan
LP 2: More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides
1 Charming Mess
2 30 Days In The Hole
3 Don't Wake Me
4 Jealous Guy
5 Waitin' Guilty
1 Hard To Handle (With Horns Remix)
2 Jealous Again (Acoustic Version)
3 She Talks To Angels (Acoustic Version)
4 She Talks To Angels (Mr. Crowe's Garden Demo)
5 Front Porch
Sermon (Mr. Crowe's Garden Demo)
LP3 and 4 The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990
2 Thick N' Thin
3 You're Wrong
4 Twice As Hard
5 Could I've Been So Blind
6 Seeing Things For The First Time
1 She Talks To Angels
2 Sister Luck
3 Hard To Handle
4 Shake 'Em On Down/Get Back
1 Struttin' Blues
2 Words You Throw Away
1 Stare It Cold
2 Jealous Again
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CHILD BITE Teams Up With Black Tusk To Cover Prong's "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck;" Video Now Playing At Revolver Magazine
"It's a gnarly, unhinged rendition befitting our chaotic times..." - Revolver
Detroit punk/metal unit CHILD BITE has teamed up with Georgia sludge metallers Black Tusk for a collaborative quarantine cover of Prong's 1994 classic "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck."
Notes vocalist Shawn Knight, "I can't speak for Black Tusk but us CHILD BITE guys have been laying low for the past several months, focusing on other aspects of our lives as opposed to forcing band productivity when we honestly just weren't feeling it, or even worse, cluttering up the social landscape when the world has had much more pressing matters to focus on than demented rock music... Not that shit isn't still flinging off of the proverbial fan here in the US, but when the 'Tusk fellas hit us up about a lighthearted, low-stakes, long-distance collab, it sounded like just the right project to help us dip our toes back into being a band. And it was! Hopefully our take on this undeniable '90s banger brings a smile to a few faces today."
Check out the video, now playing at Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
CHILD BITE released their Blow Off The Omens full-length late last fall via Housecore Records. Captured by legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Jesus Lizard) and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Tomahawk, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey), the nine-track offering is a leaner, meaner follow-up to the band's critically lauded 2016 full-length, Negative Noise. From the head bob-inducing, noise rock groove of "Vexed Life" to the Jello-Biafra-with-NoMeansNo-esque freight train that is "They All Look Away," Blow Off The Omens covers a lot of ground within its half-hour running time. Riffs indebted to both Piggy and Pig Champion root their way throughout the album like alt-metal/hardcore hogs on the hunt.
CHILD BITE's Blow Off The Omens is out now on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats. For physical orders, visit the Housecore store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, visit the CHILD BITE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed.
Photo by Trevor Naud