Final Sign Reveals New Album “Hold High The Flame”

The musical partnership between vocalist Shawn Pelata and guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams dates back to 1999, when Brian contacted Shawn with the hope of recruiting him to sing for a new project he was putting together. That short-lived endeavor became K-Octavem yielding a single album titled “Outer Limits,” issued via Germany’s Hellion Records in 2001.

Williams then continued with his main band October 31 while Pelata released two albums with melodic rock outfit Line Of Fire, as well as working with metalcore cultists KillWhitneyDead. The two kept in touch, vowing to one day work together again when the time was right.

That time, it seems, is now. An unstoppable riff machine (he’s not called “Hellstorm” for nothing), Brian soon found himself with new players, and eight new songs in need of the right voice. He knew just who to call: Shawn was brought on board and—alongside Kevin Haverlah (drums) and Howard Baker (bass)— Final Sign was born.

Divebomb Records is proud to present the debut album from Final Sign, titled “Hold High The Flame.” It’s a ravenous blend of U.S. power metal, thrash and old school heavy metal. Pelata adds, “Brian and I are really excited that our new band Final Sign is part of the Divebomb Records family! These guys know their audience, they know their Metal, and their track record speaks for itself. It’s an honor for me, personally, to have their continued support.”

Due out October 30, the track listing for “Hold High The Flame” is as follows:

1. Daring The Sun
2. Burn The Temple Down
3. Hold High The Flame
4. Possessor
5. The Sinister Silence
6. Scaling Lies
7. Madness Eternal
8. The Ominous Black

Hold High The Flame by FINAL SIGN

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Germ Issues New EP "Loss" Update

Australia’s Germ has checked in with the following update about working on a new EP:

“I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has bought the album so far. The response has far exceeded my expectations, and is extremely humbling! I hope everyone is enjoying it!

“The past couple of weeks have been very busy here, I’ve been compiling all the material together for the upcoming EP, as well as working with Erebus Studios on the artwork.

“One thing I can say about the songs and artwork, is that it is possibly a little darker than the album, but still in the Germ style. Details are yet to be finalised, but I can say that the title will be ‘Loss’, and it will feature 6 tracks. More news to come in the the near future.”

For more information on Germ, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile.

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Power Quest Reveals New Frontman Colin Callanan

After splitting with vocalist Chity Somapala, Power Quest has now issued the following update about recruiting a new front man:

“Powerquest is pleased to finally reveal the identity of their new frontman, so please welcome Colin Callanan to the Power Quest family! Colin, 31, is from Galway, Ireland and will make his live debut with the band in Wakefield on November 27th. The show will be streamed live on the web! Previously Colin has been heard fronting his own projects Dark Crystal and Karuna. You can check out Karuna here.”

Steve Williams also commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Colin into the band. He impressed each and every one of us at his audition a couple of months back, and he really understands what Power Quest is all about. His voice and personality are exactly what we have been looking for. Welcome aboard brother!”

Colin added, “I’m really happy to be joining PQ! I’ve been following the band since their very first demo release and have already been singing PQ songs for many years to help me keep my vocal skills up to scratch. I’ve always thought it would be great to get the opportunity to sing with an internationally acclaimed outfit such as Power Quest, and was really glad when I got the invite from Steve to come over and jam with the band to see how the chemistry is. Well it was really cool hanging out with the PQ family over those days, and I tried to give them a good blast of my voice in the rehearsal room so they could see if my technique and style was what the band is after. We both agree it’s a good match, and I’m really enthusiastic about being the new voice of PQ and offering as much as I can to the band on the old songs, as well as working with the guys to write new material together. I look forward to many gigs and tours, and plenty of craic as we say in Ireland!”

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