English NWOBHM legends Satan sign to Metal Blade Records

– April 9th, 2018 –

photo by Stefan Rosic

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWOBHM legends Satan to its roster.

The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for their tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Satan: “Metal Blade is part of Satan‘s past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it’s hard to imagine another label that could give us a better platform for our music today.”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83′s seminal Court In the Act and ’87′s Suspended Sentence, with their tentative new album Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015′s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013′s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom, both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands the band were unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classical Heavy Metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best Metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

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English NWOBHM legends Satan sign to Metal Blade Records

– April 9th, 2018 –

photo by Stefan Rosic

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWOBHM legends Satan to its roster.

The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for their tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Satan: “Metal Blade is part of Satan‘s past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it’s hard to imagine another label that could give us a better platform for our music today.”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83′s seminal Court In the Act and ’87′s Suspended Sentence, with their tentative new album Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015′s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013′s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom, both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands the band were unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classical Heavy Metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best Metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

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Ecnephias Working On New Album

Italian group Ecnephias has announced today work is progressing on a 6th full-length album, with full details to be announced shortly as recording wraps up. The band also previously revealed this tentative track listing:

1. Gitana
2. Povo de Santo
3. Sad summer night
4. The lamp
5. Nouvelle Orleans
6. A stranger
7. Sorry for the stars
8. Quimbanda
9. Maldiluna
10. You

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Zex Embarking On World Tour Dates

The members of Ottawa, Ontario-based Zex are currently on their way around the globe, set to begin the Wanderlust Tour 2015 this Saturday in Penang, Malaysia.

The month-long trek sees the ambitious quartet taking slick and infectious punk rock and an energetic live show to nineteen venues throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from February 7th through March 2nd.

Zex will also tour throughout North America heavily this Spring, with the tentative routing, which is set to consume May and the first half of June, available at this location (full confirmed routing to be announced soon).

2/07/2015 Soundmaker – Penang MY
2/08/2015 Rumah Api – Kuala Lumpur MY
2/10/2015 The Wall – Batu Pahat MY
2/11/2015 Pink Noize – Singapore SG
2/13/2015 DIY show – Sidoarjo ID
2/14/2015 DIY show – Gresik ID
2/15/2015 DIY show – Kediri ID
2/16/2015 DIY show – Solo ID
2/17/2015 DIY show – Klaten ID
2/19/2015 DIY show – Bandung ID
2/20/2015 DIY show – Jakarta ID
2/22/2015 Bearded Lady – Brisbane AU
2/24/2015 Black Wire Records – Sydney AU
2/25/2015 Croatian Club – Newcastle AU
2/26/2015 Old Bar – Melbourne AU
2/27/2015 The World’s End – Adelaide AU
2/28/2015 Black Goat – Melbourne AU
3/01/2015 Whammy Bar – Auckland NZ
3/02/2015 Valhalla – Wellington NZ

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues New Album Update

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hard at work finishing up the writing process of a new album tentatively titled “Triumphia.”

The follow-up to “Recurring Themes” (reviewed here) will be a concept album headed into the 65+ minute range, with the tentative track listing as follows:

1. Overture
2. Distance
3. Something In The Way
4. The Fog
5. Sleepless
6. Lake Of Fire
7. The Knife
8. Arborous Calm

Of the new album, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger had this to say: “Hey guys, ‘Triumphia’ showcases a stunning level of growth. From beautiful melodic passages to impossibly massive riffs to epic hooks that will have you singing along almost immediately, this is a jaw-dropper, pal. Grab onto your tender bits with both hands, son.”

Over the next couple of months the band will be prepping for the studio, and finalizing arrangements, with a Spring 2015 release expected.

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Tooth And Nail Gives Studio Update For New Album

Tooth And Nail, the new project that is basically Dokken without Don Dokken, has released information on how everything is going in the studio and how the tracks are shaping up with the variety of guest singers on them. The recording band for the tentative March 2012 release is: George Lynch, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Jeff Pilson and Wild Mick Brown, and here is what Tooth And Nail has said about it all on various Facebook status updates:

Dec 14:
“Jeff and Mick in studio today doing vocals on “When Heaven Comes Down”…

Dec 16:
“Look who stopped by and knocked ‘Alone Again’ out of the park??” (Referring to a photo of Sebastian Bach).

Dec 18:
“Band finished the week with Jeff recording vocals for ‘Rhythm Of The Soul’ and Mick sang ‘When Heaven Comes Down’… MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and a safe New Year!”

Dec 21:
“George and Jeff checking in…. Ripper Owens kills a new version of ‘Kiss of Death’ in what is described as a ‘Dio’ inspired performance!”

“One of the new tracks to look for on the Tooth And Nail CD is ‘When Eagles Die’… w/ Jeff Pilson on VOCALS!”

To follow more of Tooth And Nail’s studio updates, check out the band’s Facebook page.

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