Watch: Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute clip showcasing Iron Maiden skinsman Nicko McBrain taking the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit is streaming below.

In other news Nicko McBrain recently opened his drum store “Nicko McBrain’s Drum One” in Manchester. The store boasts “Planet Paiste”, U.K.’s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the “Sonorsphere” where drummers can find the biggest selection of Sonor products in the UK. Aside Sonor and Paiste all other major drum and percussion brands are stocked.

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Lilium Sova Streaming “Lost Between Mounts And Dales / Set Adrift In The Flood Of People”

Swiss experimental trio Lilium Sova released third album “Lost Between Mounts and Dales / Set Adrift in the Flood of People” on CD/LP formats via Cold Smoke Records and Urgence Disc Records, with digital copies out now through all the major platforms. Additionally, a full stream has come online and can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dimma (valley 1/6)
2. Pakeneminen (valley 2/6)
3. Scandens (valley 3/6)
4. Ustabil (valley 4/6)
5. Lavina (valley 5/6)
6. Ofkæling (valley 6/6)
7. Invisible in Swarm (city 1/4)
8. Forlorn Roaming (city 2/4)
9. Sudden Craze (city 3/4)
10. Scaffold is Ready (city 4/4)

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Tribe Posts “Metamorphosis” Live Footage

Los Angeles based progressive metal trio Tribe has released live footage of the band rehearsing “Metamorphosis,” the first single from upcoming album “Atlas.”

“Metamorphosis” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other major digital music stores. Tribe was formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, CA, by Jamie Waite (vocals/bass), Denner Vieira (guitars) and Rick Pivetta (drums).

In 2013 Tribe released the digital EP “Through The Veil”, which marked the beginning of a partnership with Atlas co-producer Erik Reichers. “Atlas” will be available everywhere May 26th via Primitive records. The track listing is:

1. Lost
2. Metamorphosis
3. Burn The Empire
4. Terreiro
5. Global Hysteria
6. Conduit
7. Manifest
8. The Fix
9. Helix
10. Trojan
11. Gravity
12. Mangue

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Sofy Major Documentary Clip “Buckets, Curtains & More Noise” Available

“Buckets, Curtains & More Noise,” an in-depth video documentary released by French noise metal act Sofy Major, is now available and meshes interviews of the band members with footage captured during October 2011’s massive Superstorm Sandy.

Check it out below, courtesy of Geargods.net. The following press release was also issued about the video:

“The decimating, record-setting hurricane inundating the East Coast US right as Sofy Major had migrated from the post-industrial badlands of Clermont-Ferrand, France to Brooklyn, New York to record their Idolize LP at Brooklyn’s Translator Audio studios with Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In).

“Sandy razed the studio, flooding and ruining endless thousands of dollars of equipment, including everything the French trio had imported for the recording. Forging through it all, with the help of some remarkable friends, the sessions were quickly rescheduled at nearby locations, Idolize was recorded with extreme aggression, and the band’s US tour carried on. This nearly twenty-five minute documentary showcases the band’s entire incredible story of their struggle to keep spirits high and tells the heartfelt appreciation for their American cohorts and fans who helped them through and made the album a reality.

“Like a demented mesh of the Melvins slamming into High On Fire with undeniable noise/metal influences instigated by the likes of Unsane, Quicksand and Deadguy, Idolize encapsulates Sofy Major’s intoxicating concoction of sludge riffage, stale beer, shattered dreams and perseverance. Listen to and purchase the entire bruising LP via Solar Flare Records here.”

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Todtgelichter Recruits New Guitarist, Working On Fifth Album

Avant-garde metal outfit Todtgelichter split with its guitarist back in September, and now the band has checked in with the following statement about bringing on a new member:

“Okay, folks – some big news comin’ up. One you might already have guessed – we have found a new permanent guitar player with whom we will be working on the fifth album.

“As far as things look, he’ll be introduced live on the RAGNARÖK 2014, maybe earlier. Aaaand – there’ll be another major gig announcement coming up for next year soon. Be patient…

“Cheers!”

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Sofy Major Streaming Full New “Idolize” Album

The enormous racket of “Idolize” — the new LP from noise rock bandits Sofy Major — is finally out today worldwide via Solar Flare Records. You can now stream the full album online via TheObelisk.net or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Like a demented mesh of the Melvins slamming into High On Fire with undeniable noise/metal influences instigated by the likes of Unsane, Quicksand and Deadguy, the latest in an extensive line of EPs, LPs, splits and other independent releases, Idolize not only shows the band at their caustic finest, it completes a painstaking journey bringing the album to life.

“Just after Sofy Major migrated from the post-industrial badlands of Clermont-Ferrand to Brooklyn, New York in October 2012 to record with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In), Hurricane Sandy waged war on the region, the immense storm surge demolishing the entire studio and all of the band’s gear.

“Cohort and labelmate Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs) helped Schneider and the band relocate to Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios and complete the recording sessions Sandy attempted to thwart. Idolize encapsulates Sofy Major’s intoxicating concoction of sludge riffage, stale beer, shattered dreams and perseverance.”

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Sofy Major Streams New Song “Steven The Slow”

In preparation for the disbursement of new LP “Idolize,” today French act Sofy Major proudly offers another new single from the album. Stream “Steven The Slow” through Invisible Oranges here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Just after Sofy Major flew into Brooklyn in October 2012 to record Idolize at Translator Audio with producer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In), Hurricane Sandy waged war on the region, the massive storm surge the bitch of a storm brought with her wiped out the entire studio and all of the band’s gear.

“The trio hooked up with cohort and labelmate Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs), who helped Schneider and the band relocate to Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios and complete the recording sessions Sandy attempted to thwart.

“Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan are now hosting an exclusive stream of the album’s third track. The pummeling metallic swank of ‘Steven The Slow’ showcases the dredging, angular, possibly drugged slow-paced ramble Sofy Major has so masterfully crafted, the track also featuring guest vocals from their bro Dave Curran. Additionally, a documentary on Sofy Major’s unique and insane two months dealing with Sandy, the recording and the ensuing tour, entitled Buckets, Curtains And More Noise, was directed and produced by Riot House Production, and is pending release in June.

“Out of the bowels of the post-industrial badlands of Clermont-Ferrand, France comes Sofy Major, a metallic noiserock trio highly motivated in intoxicating the listener with their energetic and off-kilter attack, than kick your liver in while your hangover is at its worst. Like a demented mesh of the Melvins slamming into High On Fire with undeniable noise/metal influences instigated by the likes of Unsane, Quicksand and Deadguy, Idolize encapsulates Sofy Major’s intoxicating concoction of sludge riffage, stale beer, shattered dreams and perseverance.

“The album is set for worldwide release on May 31st via Solar Flare Records in Europe (Pigs, American Heritage) and No List Records in North America (Ken Mode, The Great Sabatini), the album to be delivered as a limited vinyl boxset, (three 12” LPs in three colors), digipack CD, cassette and digital download.”

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Decrepit Birth’s Van Catches Fire On Tour With Obituary

Decrepit Birth is currently on tour with Obituary and Broken Hope, and has now issued the following statement about the band’s tour van catching on fire:

“So our tour van caught on fire in Kelowna, BC. And unfortunately we had to leave it there because of the major damage.

“We have since rented a new van and we’re trying to continue on with the rest of the tour. Unfortunately, we are going day by day because of the cost of renting the van is so high. Hopefully we can get on with this tour and finish up.

“We need all the support we can get from of fans, and friends. Also big thanks to our brothers in Broken Hope, Obituary and Jungle Rot for helping us out.”

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