Kill The Lights (Still Remains, Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Premiere New Single “Watch You Fall”

Kill The Lights, the new group featuring ex-Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas, Throw The Fight singer James Clark, Still Remains guitarist Jordan Whelan, Threat Signal guitarist Travis Montgomery and Glamour Of The Kill bassist Davey Richmond, premiere their second track. That single is entitled “Watch You Fall” and is streaming for you below.

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Michael Schenker Fest Recording New Album; Reveals New Drummer

Following on from the release of their successful debut album, Resurrection, Michael Schenker Fest are currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August 2019.

The news is bittersweet however, as the band have been mourning the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna.

Michael Schenker comments, “We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna – our amazing drummer and dearest friend – passing away. It’s a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music. Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you x.”

Today, the band announced they will be welcoming back Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf – who each played drums in MSG – to the Michael Schenker Fest line-up. Simon who played on the MSG debut album will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second album. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming US tour however, so this role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on Perfect Timing and Save Yourself. With the sudden passing of Ted Mckenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role, as he had the important job of preparing for the US tour.

Michael Schenker states, “We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smoothly as possible, and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for Michael Schenker Fest. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue Michael Schenker Fest.”

Bodo comments, “I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances and I’m proud to rock for him and all the Michael Schenker fans. RIP Ted”

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Flotsam And Jetsam Posts New Music Video “Demolition Man” Online

American thrash metal veterans Flotsam And Jetsam has posted a new music video online for the song, “Demolition Man.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “The End Of Chaos,” which is scheduled to be released on January 18th through AFM Records.

This is the fourteenth album in their more than 30-year history. “This album kills! It’s all five guys with the gas pedal pushed to the floor for the entire album!” states Ken Mary.

“It was cool to have a new element of influence on this album with having Ken’s drum parts to partner with and play in and around his playing that also do with the guitars and vocals. Glad to have had Jacob Hansen bringing this album to the overall sound and energy it has, Jacob really highlights AK’s vocal melodies, as well as Steve and Michael’s songwriting, while the power of the rhythm section drives the songs.” – Michael Spencer

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The Faceless Perform Without Michael Keene After He Reportedly Suffering Muscle Spasms

The Faceless performed without band mastermind Michael Keene this Wednesday, June 20th, in Winnipeg, MB. Keene reportedly was unable to perform and was taken to the hospital after suffering muscle spasms. No official statement has been released regarding Keene‘s current health condition so far.

In February Keene himself opened up about his substance abuse problems, referring to himself as a “recovering drug addict.”

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The Faceless Perform Without Michael Keene After He Reportedly Suffering Muscle Spasms

The Faceless performed without band mastermind Michael Keene this Wednesday, June 20th, in Winnipeg, MB. Keene reportedly was unable to perform and was taken to the hospital after suffering muscle spasms. No official statement has been released regarding Keene‘s current health condition so far.

In February Keene himself opened up about his substance abuse problems, referring to himself as a “recovering drug addict.”

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Symphony X’s Michael Romeo Premieres New Song “Black” From Upcoming Solo Album “War of the Worlds Pt. 1”

Symphony X’s Michael Romeo premieres a new song entitled “Black”, taken from his upcoming first solo album “War of the Worlds Pt. 1”, which is due out July 27th on Music Theories Recording.

Check out now “Black” below.

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Ex Onslaught Drummer Michael Hourihan Rejoins Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror has announced that following his departure from British thrash metal veterans Onslaught, drummer Michael Hourihan has returned to the crust punk/grindcore legends on a full time basis. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We’re very pleased to announce the full time return of drum powerhouse Michael Hourihan to the line up. Michael has drummed for ENT on and off for the past 12 years but due to his full time job being the drummer for Onslaught he wasn’t always available for shows and tours with us. Since leaving them a few months ago though he’s back with us for good. We want to thank Joe (Antisect) and Rhys (Vile Inscription) for filling in. Come see him smash fuck out the kit at the following dates:

March 24: Oilsjt Omploft, Aalst, BE
May 18: Eradication Fest, Cardiff, UK
May 25: Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest, UK
August 8: Chimpyfest, London, UK
December 15: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK

“More shows to be announced soon!”

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Ex Onslaught Drummer Michael Hourihan Rejoins Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror has announced that following his departure from British thrash metal veterans Onslaught, drummer Michael Hourihan has returned to the crust punk/grindcore legends on a full time basis. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We’re very pleased to announce the full time return of drum powerhouse Michael Hourihan to the line up. Michael has drummed for ENT on and off for the past 12 years but due to his full time job being the drummer for Onslaught he wasn’t always available for shows and tours with us. Since leaving them a few months ago though he’s back with us for good. We want to thank Joe (Antisect) and Rhys (Vile Inscription) for filling in. Come see him smash fuck out the kit at the following dates:

March 24: Oilsjt Omploft, Aalst, BE
May 18: Eradication Fest, Cardiff, UK
May 25: Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest, UK
August 8: Chimpyfest, London, UK
December 15: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK

“More shows to be announced soon!”

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Argonauta Records Inks Deal WIth Ancient VVisdom

U.S. occult rockers Ancient VVisdom inked a deal with Argonauta Records to release the highly anticipated new album “33.” The album follows the previous paths “A Godlike Inferno” (2011), “Deathlike” (2013) and “Sacrificial” (2014). “33” will be released worldwide on CD via Argonauta on October 13th. Check out the first single “Light of Lucifer” in the player at the bottom.

From the band, Nathan Opposition says: “Forging ahead, I have kept the all seeing eye on the fallen angel to keep my faith in his works. This album is a work made of worship songs to our Lord and Master Satan. The collective efforts of our unholy Trinity Lucifer, Satan and The Devil. In light of darker times, I find it necessary to express myself in a way that teaches on a higher level.”

On the record deal: “I’m very excited to release Ancient VVisdom’s 4th album “33” with 3 different amazing record labels! Argonauta Records in Italy for CD version, Magic Bullet Records out of Oceanside California doing our digital release, and DHU Records from the Netherlands is going to be doing some sick vinyl colors. It’s a collective. All excellent people, working hard to release underground and independent music. I’m a fan of many different artists and musicians, it’s quite rewarding to see everyone in an underground culture take the initiative and make things fucking happen for all of us, as fans of music and for the ones making music as well.”

About the new album: “33 is a master number. It is also the age Christ was crucified. 33 is the age of the peak of existence. It is the age I am. 33 is the answer. I’ve been fortunate enough to do the devils work and continue to spread the message to the masses. This album is very important to us. It has symbolic meaning and melody that serves the words purposefully. My brother Michael and I are grateful and are pleased to give you ’33.’ This is our favorite offering to date and we hope you all enjoy it.”

The track listing for “33” is:

1. Ascending eternally
2. Light of Lucifer
3. In The Name Of Satan
4. True Will
5. The Infernal One
6. Summoning Eternal Light
7. Rise Fallen Angel
8. 33
9. The Great Beast
10. Lux
11. Dispelling Darkness

Check out “Light of Lucifer” here:

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Video Clip For New Single “Afterlife” Posted By Sweet & Lynch

Sweet & Lynch – the union of Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and ex-Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch – issued a video clip for the new single “Afterlife.” The song appears on the upcoming sophomore album “Unified,” which will be available on November 10th via Frontiers Music Srl.

“Unified” is an absolute must hear for fans of all of Michael Sweet and George Lynch’s previous work and of course for those who enjoyed the band’s excellent debut album!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Promised Land (song streaming here)
2. Walk
3. Afterlife
4. Make Your Mark
5. Tried & True
6. Unified
7. Find Your Way
8. Heart Of Fire
9. Bridge Of Broken Lies
10. Better Man
11. Live To Die

Check out “Afterlife” here:

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