Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Egyptology”

– November 17th, 2017 –

Track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ episode this weekend!

Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King / ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

“Egyptology” will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather front-woman Ann Courtney says of the song, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970′s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, Courtney says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Egyptology”

– November 17th, 2017 –

Track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ episode this weekend!

Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King / ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

“Egyptology” will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather front-woman Ann Courtney says of the song, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970′s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, Courtney says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
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https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
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Atala To Release New Album “Labyrinth of Ashmedai” January 26, 2018

After years of turning heads in the subterranean metal scene, Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala are rising above with the release of their most confident album yet – the full-length crusher Labyrinth of Ashmedai – out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.

onjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, ATALA grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot. As with their last record, Shaman’s Path of the Serpent, Labyrinth of Ashmedai was produced by Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with colossal bands such as Sleep, Melvins and Mastodon.

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Hollow World Signs With Truth Inc. Records

Truth Inc Records are very excited to announce the signing of rising melo-death outfit Hollow World. The five-piece hails from Melbourne and has taken the Australian heavy scene by storm in 2017 with the release of its debut album “Exanimate” as well as gracing stages around the country with some of the best bands Australia, and the world, has to offer.

After playing coveted festivals such as the inaugural Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival in Melbourne, Blacken Open Air in Alice Springs and the Dead of Winter festival in Brisbane and supporting the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Fallujah, Hollow World are set to tour Australia with Once Human in early 2018 and then are planning on setting their sights beyond Australian shores.

“We are excited to join a label like Truth Inc. We’ve always admired the Truth Corroded guys and their drive and now, to work with their label after seeing what they have done in the past with other Australian bands, we are very keen. They have impressed us with their vision for the future and we are looking forward to moving ahead with them as we grow our career,” says vocalist Ben Roberts of the decision.

Truth Inc are equally excited at the prospect of working with Hollow World and helping them reach their potential.

“We are incredibly stoked to have Hollow World join the label! They are one of the best bands to have come out of the frenetic Melbourne heavy music scene in recent years and have been as unrelenting in their work ethic as in the extremity of their music. Having firmly established themselves as a leader in the industry I look forward to working with them on the bands next album and see them grow internationally,” label manager Greg Shaw adds.

Check out their latest film clip for “Wildfire” below.

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Details Of New Album “Infernal Overdrive” Revealed By White Wizzard

True American metal band White Wizzard finally unveils concrete plans regarding the long anticipated new album. Earlier this year, band leader and bassist Jon Leon announced the return of classic members to the band’s ranks: vocalist Wyatt “Screaming Demon” Anderson and guitarist James J. LaRue. The band has also inked a deal with M-Theory Audio.

Most of 2017 was spent crafting the finest offering to date, helmed once again by producer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, UFO, Flotsam and Jetsam). Entitled “Infernal Overdrive,” the band’s fourth full-length will be released January 12th on CD and gatefold double vinyl (Preorder now at this location).

“Infernal Overdrive” is over an hour long and captures all the ingredients of past White Wizzard work, but expands upon the template with seasoned maturity, outstanding musicianship and a widening of influences including ‘70s hard rock and progressive rock/metal.

“We’re very excited to FINALLY release the official artwork and title for our new album, ‘Infernal Overdrive.’ Despite madness and delays we’ve persevered through hard work and determination and this album has finally come to be,” explains Jon Leon. “This is, in everyone’s opinion, a special album and what we feel is our best work to date. It has a lot of dynamics and amazing vocals by Wyatt with stunning lead guitar by James J. LaRue.

“The cover art for the album was created by a fan in the UK named Christopher Hardy, who did a killer job based on my latest Pontiac GTO, as well as a bunch of cool pieces for each individual song; which will definitely make it to a couple t-shirts! I am very proud of the work we have all done on this album. It’s something that upon writing it I felt was going to be special, and it’s turned out to exceed even my highest expectations. Thanks to the fans, especially all the Kickstarter donators who can finally expect to see their packages close to release date. We can’t wait to see you all on tour and cannot thank you all enough for the amazing support and passion.”

White Wizzard have announced a handful of special shows in the Southwest to kick off the new release, as well as one in London March 31st which will be part of a planned European tour.

January 10 – The Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
January 11 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
January 12 – The Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
January 13 – Karman Bar – Laguna Niguel, CA
January 14 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
March 31 – Underworld – London, UK

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New Album “Elude” On The Way From In-Defilade

In-Defilade will release the sophomore album “Elude” on November 20th independently.

“To the end of their lives I will drive them…There will be no fury as my fury” – The words are taken from “Will To Survive,” the opening track of In-Defilade’s second album, “Elude.” In those few words there lies a hint of the supreme, imperious, unassailable power that radiates from every note of this staggering release. The music moves through an array of moods and tempos, from the insidious slithering dread of “The Collapse” to the tumultuous torrent of riffs and indefatigable blast beat assaults of “Fearing The Worst,” but at all times there is that sense of ultimate confidence, the unshakeable self knowledge that In-Defilade stand tall, subservient to none.

In-Defilade was first created by Jon Vesano, the man whose mighty bass and vocal roar can be heard on Nile’s revered “Annihilation Of The Wicked” and “In Their Darkened Shrines” albums and who fronted the dark, underground treasure of Dark Moon. For the first In-Defilade album, “Rulers Of Famine,” Vesano was joined by Vesperian Sorrow’s Subverseraph and guitarist Shawn Lee Bozarth – known for his work with legendary thrash outfits Defiance and Ulysses Siren. Before work commenced on Elude Bozarth stood down from the ranks, but Vesano and Subverseraph ensnared drummer Erik Schultek (ex-Narcotic Wasteland) and the resulting chemistry is terrifying in its potency.

Vesano’s vocals have never sounded so venomous as they do on “Elude,” blending brutality with a biting clarity as he enunciates his disdain for the weakness of humanity. The thunderous barrage of the rhythm section is soul-shaking, overwhelming, intimidating in its sheer unfathomable power and the riffs are a firestorm that fuses complexity with immediacy, a nuclear explosion of bewildering velocity, yet rife with barbed, inescapable hooks. Then scything through the maelstrom come the howling chaos of the solos, supplied by guest, friend and comrade in arms, Dallas Toler-Wade (ex-Nile, Narcotic Wasteland).

In-Defilade are coming and you have a choice to make – ride the storm with them, or be torn asunder as it passes over you. Elude is death metal of inhuman power and it will not be denied.

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Debut Album “Et In Arcadia Ego” Detailed By Chrysilia

Mythology, reality, illusion, disillusion, dreaming, abandonment in an album inspired by one of Greece’s most magical snd influential places: Arcadia. Chrysilia is a soundtrack symphonic folk metal band based in Athens, Greece. Initially a concept child by musical actress and rock performer Chryso and composer/keyboardist Elias Pero (ex-Sovereign), this quickly evolved to the formation of a band consisting of ambitious, as well as experienced members. Now the band is set to release the debut album “Et In Arcadia Ego” on October 12th via Lion Music.

The album was recorded and produced by Firewind’s Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio. Chrysilia has evolved in recent years from a concept to a band with a full album, ready to demonstrate their work live. Producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud) has played a pivotal role in this. He believed in this elegant but also dynamic amalgam of folk, soundtrack and metal and gave life to Chrysilia’s compositions, and he also composed one of the album’s songs.

The album track listing and artwork is as follows:

1. By The Gates Of Ypsus
2. The Menalon Trail
3. Desperate Wings
4. Arcadia
5. Et in Arcadia ego
6. Chrysilia
7. Altar Of Silence
8. King Of A Stellar War
9. The Fifth Season
10. Desperate Wings (Orchestral Version)

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Video Clip For New Song “Serotonin” Issued By Angel Vivaldi, North American Tour Dates Announced

World renowned guitar prodigy Angel Vivaldi is a phenom that takes the term “guitar virtuoso” to another stratosphere. If you are unfamiliar, then welcome to the party, as Vivaldi now gears up to release his new conceptual album “Synapse” which is set for an Oct 6th release.

A very eye-catching and innovative, new music video for the track, “Serotonin,” is now live at the link below. Nita Strauss (Alice Copper) dances off in her cameo in the clip as well. It’s a MUST SEE ASAP, so check it out:

Vivaldi is also going to embark on a massive North American tour with Scale The Summit and Andy James (starting Nov 2nd). All dates can be found at this location.

Vivaldi states: “There’s a huge contrast between the video release for ‘Dopamine’ and this one for ‘Serotonin.’ My videos are another piece of the concept album that allow me to express what each song is about cinematically. Dancing is one of the best examples of ‘Serotonin’ working its magic – you feel good, you’re confident and the vibes are just right.

“Out of all of my music videos, this was the one that required the most amount of effort to pull off. I really thought it was going to be easier… turned out to be 6 months of constant choreography practice while playing. Even though it’s not a live performance I strived to make sure I put the work in to be authentic, not just some bozo miming sloppy guitar playing while dancing. This is where my Michael Jackson influence undoubtedly shows.”

“I’m going to be performing quite a bit of the new record in addition to all the fan favorites. Every time I head out for a tour, I always up the antics and bring something fresh and new that people haven’t yet experienced. To share the stage with Scale the Summit and the amazing Andy James is going to be an unforgettable and inspirational tour for myself and our audiences. This is a long-time coming and look forward to seeing all of you soon!

“‘Synapse’ was written about what I know best, which is life in my own human experience. The idea for the concept came to me some years ago during a period of extreme highs and lows. I noticed how this reflected in the music I was writing, so I decided to ride the waves and focus each song to a different brain chemical/emotion. Painting my studio 9 colors for each song might’ve been extreme, but I could think of no other way to immerse myself in a particular energy more so. I’ve always been relentlessly goal-oriented, this time I wanted to be process oriented.”

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Frontiers Music Srl Inks Deal With Warlord

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome legendary U.S. metal act Warlord to the family for the release of a new studio album in 2018!

Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with Graham Bonnet Band and the upcoming group, Spirits Of Fire, (which also features Tim Ripper Owens (Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex Iced Earth, Judas Priest), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Steve Di Giorgio (Death (Official), Testament, Sadus)), Frontiers approached Zonder about the prospect of doing a new Warlord album for release in 2018. Luckily for the label, Zonder and co-founder/guitarist William J. Tsamis were very much open to the idea. Says Zonder, “[a]fter all of these years, Warlord is with a ‘real label.’ It will be great to have Warlord music shared with a worldwide audience., which is something that has been missing for many years. With my prior working experiences with Frontiers, I know Warlord is in the right place and I am very appreciative of this great opportunity. We thank everyone at the label for their belief in Warlord!”

In September 2013, Tsamis and Zonder announced that they had tapped vocalist Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path and Astronomikon to be the new Warlord singer. This line-up, along with bassist Bynoe will be the line-up for the upcoming new album. Adds Zonder, “this Warlord release will be like all of the previous ones, 100% Warlord. No changing of direction to keep up with the current fad, just good ol’ school Warlord music. Maybe leaning back a touch to the early days and we promise a high energy album that features the classic Bill Tsamis compositions and his classic guitar melody lines. As I always try to do, I’ll give it my all in tandem with my favorite bass player Philip Bynoe, working together to create a solid foundation. This will be the first studio recording with Nicholas Leptos on vocals. We have performed live with him several times and are eagerly awaiting to capture his dynamic performances on tape. A classic Warlord album in the making……”

Stay tuned for updates as work on the album progresses….

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Getcha’ Pull! “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” DVD/CD to be Released via Metal Blade Records

– September 28th, 2017 –

Out November 24, 2017 | PledgeMusic Campaign and Pre-Orders Begin Now!

Watch a Trailer HERE

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With 2006′s Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, fans of Dimebag Darrell and his work with Pantera and Damageplan were afforded the chance to see into the world of the legendary guitarist. Compiled from the many, many hours of video footage captured between the mid-80s and his later years, it was a funny, touching and poignant memorial.

Metal Blade Records is thrilled to announce the release of Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of the man and how he lived his life – on November 24, 2017. Pre-orders are available via Metal Blade HERE. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic Dimebag moments – will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984.

Beginning today at 3:33pm Texas Central “Dime Time”, a PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set. There, you can also view an official Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over trailer. In addition to acting as a pre-order for the set, the PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

Arnberger explains, “As we all watched, we envisioned certain segments and ideas coming to life in my head, and rather than it serving as a memorial, this second DVD is more about the vision Dime had in his head for this footage, what he actually wanted it to become. This one is more uplifting, funny, and it stays 100% true to his idea for Dimevision.

Fans of the original know that this way of life involved a lot of whiskey, an insane amount of fireworks and a contagious desire to have fun – and like its predecessor, the title is also drawn from the words of the man himself. Having a habit of latching onto a saying or a phrase, this soon became part of his particular dialect, affectionately dubbed ‘Dime-bonics’. “It comes from something he was saying a lot in 2003 and 2004,” Haney recalls. “He’d call from the road and he’d say ‘man, I’m beat up out here, but that’s the highs and lows of rock and roll. You gotta roll with it or get rolled over.’

He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” adds Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.

Unsuspecting visitors to the couple’s home were regularly drawn in – memorable segments involve girl scouts selling cookies and Dimebag experiencing an “interesting” CPAP machine fitting – and events as mundane as taking a friend to get a pedicure become hilarious, thanks to his particular way of seeing the world. As endlessly entertaining as Dimebag was, there were of course other, deeper sides to his personality, which are also reflected in both volumes. Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.

As for his included demos, Dimebag not only wrote down the lyrics and dates of everything he recorded but also his thoughts on it at the time, which Haney will also be sharing with fans. However, she’s quick to point out that no one should expect high production standards (“It’s called a 4-track for a reason!”) and that these are not ‘lost’ Pantera tracks. “These songs come from his off-time, it was entertainment to him – one of them was even inspired by a George Michael solo record coming out back in the 80s!” she laughs. “But he loved making music and he appreciated all kinds of music, whether he was making a joke of it or not, it still caught his ear, and I hope people can enjoy these songs for what they are and the spirit they were made in.

With so much footage left over, fans can rest assured that as fulfilling as Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is, there’s still a lot to look forward to. Haney says, “We hope to make [Dimevision] an annual thing. It will all depend on if the fans want it and support it!

For more information visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: metalblade.com/dimevision

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