Marty Friedman @ The Parish/HoB Aug 27

SMNnews will be there!!! *MARTY FRIEDMAN‘s 13th solo effort, Wall Of Sound, expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. It was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Legendary Queen producer, Mack, came on board to handle the mixing on two tracks,Streetlight and For […]

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Marty Friedman @ The Parish/HoB Aug 27

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Trees Of Eternity Posts “Broken Mirror” Lyric Video

Today, atmospheric doom metal group Trees Of Eternity has shared a lyric video for new track “Broken Mirror” – the band’s first since the tragic loss of lead singer Aleah Stanbridge. The clip features Fredrik Norrman, Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia/October Tide), and Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Swallow the Sun(.

“Broken Mirror” is featured on Trees of Eternity’s forthcoming album, “Hour of the Nightingale,” which will be released on November 11th via Svart Records. The band comments:

“Dear friends, today is the day we can start to celebrate the music, lyrics, and life of our beautiful Queen who so tragically and suddenly crossed the bridge of stars and left this world so young and so soon… So with tears in my eyes but my heart pounding with a proud, victorious beat, I can finally tell you that our long-awaited album, Hour of the Nightingale, will be released worldwide on November 11th through Svart Records and preorders start August 29th.

“Here is the first single from the album, ‘Broken Mirror,’ with a beautiful and very touching lyric video Vesa Ranta made for the song.

“There really are no words to describe the ultimate weight of the darkness, or the rays of the brightest of light that this album holds within its songs and lyrics. In so many ways, this album turned out to be the most important album I’ve done in my life, and we both loved it from the first note to the last as we wrote it.

“About Aleah… I have never met a person and a musician more connected to the very core of the absolute emotion and the soul of each note and every word she wrote or sang. She wanted her music and lyrics to be 110% honest and truthful; absolutely nothing less would do. Music was her religion and passion, a gateway to her soul and beyond. There will never be another songwriter or voice like hers that can turn the day into the darkest of night, or turn the darkness into blinding light with just one word or a whisper.

“We were very proud to record Hour of the Nightingale together with our friends, bandmates, and amazing musicians – Kai Hahto, Mattias, and Fredrik Norrman – who all played their hearts out on this album. And working with another good friend Jens Bogren producing, recording, mixing, and mastering the album, we’re ready to take this music to the world and play it to you all. Sadly, that never happened… But this is the point where we can finally start this long journey and celebrate our Queen and singer Aleah Stanbridge, whose words and music will live forever on.

“My heart is truly black and broken after the tragic loss of Aleah, but every time hearing her voice in these songs, something pierces through the darkness like a flaming arrow. I hope this album will do the same to you no matter what might be shadowing your own path and bring you some solace and peace.

“I want to thank you all for showing so much love towards Aleah after her sudden passing. My friends, this is where her legacy starts, through the voice of an angel at this hour of the nightingale. Bless you all.”

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Sisters Of Suffocation Premieres New Music Video For “Brutal Queen”

Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation premieres a new music video for the title track of the band’s debut five-song EP “Brutal Queen”. You can catch the band performing live at the Antwerp Metal Fest on July 10, or three weeks later at the Stonehenge festival.

Sisters Of Suffocation is:

Vocals – Els Prins
Guitar – Simone van Straten
Drums – Amber de Buijzer
Bass – Puck Wildschut

Check out now “Brutal Queen” below.

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Armahda Premieres New Lyric Video “Queen Mary Insane”

Brazillian power-thrashers Armahda premiere a new lyric video for “Queen Mary Insane”, taken from the band’s self-titled album.

Check out now “Queen Mary Insane” below.

Explains the band:

“Once she had disembarked in Brazil with the royal family to escape Napoleon, the Queen screamed in fear of demons surrounding her. This incident earned her the nickname ‘Queen Maria I, the Mad’. There are rumors that relate her ‘madness’ with a mental illness manifested after the deaths of her husband and her eldest son, whom she allegedly refused to vaccinate against variola (smallpox) because of her religious beliefs. Damaging acts enacted by Queen Maria I such as the prohibition of manufacturing in the Portuguese colony and heavy taxation on gold from mining efforts served as a trigger for riots and prompted the Minas Gerais Conspiracy.”

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Fallujah Posts “Scar Queen” Guitar Playthrough

Prog / death metal band Fallujah will release third full-length album, entitled “Dreamless,” on April 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The band has now released a guitar playthrough video for the new song “Scar Queen,” which can be seen below. The album’s full track listing is:

1. Face Of Death
2. Adrenaline
3. The Void Alone
4. Abandon
5. Scar Queen
6. Dreamless
7. The Prodigal Son
8. Amber Gaze
9. Fidelio
10. Wind For Wings
11. Les Silences
12. Lacuna

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Braindamage Reveals New Album “The Downfall”

The new Braindamage album titled “The Downfall” will be released via My Kingdom Music on April 18th, 2016. Seven years after the band’s last work, Braindamage returns with the most abrasive and visionary output of the group’s 28 year career.

“The Downfall” is a concept album based on the novel “Kahlenberg, the Queen in Red and other tales,” written by Braindamage bassist / vocalist Andrea Signorelli. The story deals with power agents who fight for the conquest of the world during the one thousand years since 1066 in different places of the Earth. The last one of these agents permits the mysterious Red Empress to start the conquest of the planet, starting from Turin, through a thermonuclear war. The track listing is:

1. Substituting Forgiveness With Mass Destruction
2. god Granted Your Prayers Through Nuclear Warheads
3. She Can Smell The Blood Of A Surrendering Race
4. I Owe You A Billion Years Of Terror
5. Subhuman’s Towns Merciless Obliteration
6. Queen Acadienne’s Floating Mirrors And Tarots
7. Last Of The Kings, First Of The Slaves
8. The Shadow That I Cast Is Yours, Not Mine
9. You Nailed My Soul I Burned Your Flesh
10. The Downfall Is Here To Stay, I Shall Fight Until The End

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Lita Ford Crowd Funding New Memoir, “Time Capsule” Album

Lita Ford is launching a PledgeMusic campaign as she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal.

The year is shaping up to be a banner one for Ford, featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album, and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm. Upcoming album “Time Capsule” will drop through SPV/Steamhammer on April 15, 2016.

Pre-orders for the book and album are available to order via PledgeMusic here. In addition to the standard version of the book and the album, Lita is offering limited edition merchandise & experiences including deluxe bundles, handwritten lyrics, a signed signature Warlock guitar and even your own personal one on one guitar lesson.

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In Dying Arms Premieres New Song “Skeleton Queen” From Upcoming New Album “Original Sin”

In Dying Arms premieres a new song entitled “Skeleton Queen”, taken from the upcoming new album “Original Sin”, which will be out in stores April 1, 2016 via Tragic Hero Records.

Check out now “Skeleton Queen” below.

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Music Video For New Track “Crazy Old Mothers” Issued By Magnum

U.K. rock legends Magnum released the first single “Crazy Old Mothers” from the upcoming new release “Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies.” The music video for the track can be viewed in the player below. The new album is set to drop via Steamhammer/SPV on February 26th.

The track listings for the various formats are:

DigiPak Version CD+DV:”

1. Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies 6:41
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:48
3. Gypsy Queen 4:29
4. Princess in Rags (The Cult) 5:27
5. Your Dreams Won’t Die 5:25
6. Afraid of the Night 4:32
7. A Forgotten Conversation 4:56
8. Quiet Rhapsody 5:40
9. Twelve Men Wise and Just 6:18
10. Don’t Cry Baby 5:05

DVD/Bonus Videos:

1. Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies 6:41
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:48

Bonus Audio Tracks:

1. Phantom Of Paradise Circus 5:54
2. Don’t Grow Up 4:47
3. No God Or Saviour 5:53

Jewel Case Version:

1. Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies 6:41
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:48
3. Gypsy Queen 4:29
4. Princess in Rags (The Cult) 5:27
5. Your Dreams Won’t Die 5:25
6. Afraid of the Night 4:32
7. A Forgotten Conversation 4:56
8. Quiet Rhapsody 5:40
9. Twelve Men Wise and Just 6:18
10. Don’t Cry Baby 5:05

2LP Version:

LP 1/Side A:

1. Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies 6:41
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:48

LP 1/Side B:

1. Gypsy Queen 4:29
2. Princess in Rags (The Cult) 5:27
03 Your Dreams Won’t Die 5:25

LP 2/Side A:

1. Afraid of the Night 4:32
2. A Forgotten Conversation 4:56
3. Quiet Rhapsody 5:38

LP 2/Side B:

1. Twelve Men Wise and Just 6:18
2. Don’t Cry Baby 5:05

Check out “Crazy Old Mothers” here:

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Morglbl Releases “Tea Time For Punks” Album

“Tea Time For Punks,” the mighty sixth studio full-length from baffling French rock/fusion trio, Morglbl, is out now through Free Electric Sound and can be heard via the Bandcamp player below. The bizarre album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Banjovi 05:07
2. Rood 06:20
3. Tea Time For Pünks 05:46
4. Chinese Buffet 05:31
5. Mariachi’s Burger 06:21
6. Untoon That Geetar 05:15
7. Far Tea Time 06:25
8. Treeball 05:41
9. God Shaved The Queen 06:02
10. Atomic Tom Mohawk 06:21
11. Big Ben Shaved The Queen Interlude 03:49

Tea Time For Pünks by Morglbl

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