Judas Priest & Parliament tattoo studio announced Art exhibition

Judas Priest has joined forces with Parliament Tattoo Studio for an Art Exhibition named “Hell Bent for Leather” which will exhibit hand painted leather jackets inspired by the bands iconic albums and song titles.

 

Rob Halford will be at the exhibition on Thursday 27th April at Parliament Tattoo in London.

 

After the exhibition the jackets will be auctioned off to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust and Ronnie James Dio Stand up And Shout Cancer Fund.

 

The following artists will be participating in the exhibition

Abby Drielsma (AUS), Elliot Wells (UK), Gregory Whitehead (USA), Grime (USA), Joao Bosco (BR), Jondix (UK). Kelly Violet (UK), Liam Sparkes (UK), Rafel Delalande (FR), Robert Borbas (HU), Scott Move (UK), Tamara Santibanez (USA), Tas Danazoglou (CY), Tony Hundahl (USA), Uncle Allan (DE), Wendy Pham (DE), Xam (UK).

 

Details for the exhibit are below

PRIVATE VIEW (Invitation Only) 27th April 2017 Times: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Location: Parliament Tattoo

Unit D Leeds Place London
N4 3RF

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

5th – 10th May 2017 

Opening Party: 5th May, Times TBC
Location: Provender Building

The Brighton Tattoo Convention
13th & 14th May 2017 Location: The Brighton Centre

Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2GR
For more Information visit www.brightontattoo.com

The Stables Market

Chalk Farm Road

London

NW1 8AH

Solitude – Reach For The Sky [REVIEW]

A lot of people might not know much about Japan, but their music scene is always rampant with great artists. From Dir En Grey to artists such as Maximum The Hormone, the country knows how to bring something spectacular to music. The same could be said for classic heavy metal group Solitude, who are able to channel some amazing artists to bring you eight solid tracks of nice riffage.

Kicking off with a mostly guitar centric intro, the first track ‘Venoms Angel’ feels just like a classic thrash metal record out of the gate with held electric guitar notes and a soft, yet poignant acoustic guitar before the rest of the band bring something fast paced and exciting. Bringing off older shades of Metallica and their thrashier elements, the whole first track is the perfect way to get you right into the record. Then leading into ‘Blow’, the Judas Priest feels super strong with this one and the old school flames fly high in testament and the vocals have a gravelly tone, yet power through nicely with the rest of the head banging ensemble.

The record is a full on affair of all things you love about the genre and more! With some of the catchiest songs that feel like they were ripped out of the eighties and nineties, you can only feel the leather jacket protruding out of your body and your hair getting extremely long to feel like you belong with this record. All the tracks know how to hit well with the guitars, with the song ‘Escape From The Crime’ focusing on that. With that track being the instrumental interlude, even if the track almost hits 4 minutes of runtime, the band don’t try and overdo it and brings a brilliant track to help keep up the pace.

The one point that seems to be a mainstay that can be a little bit displeasing to some listeners is the vocal element of it. Whilst it can take a while to get used to the singing voice that Akira Sugiuchi brings to the table, it can somewhat undervalue some of the instrumentation that the band brings, such as the ever-enjoyable riff in ‘You Got My Mind’. The longest track, which is also the albums closer, ‘December’ brings the album to a really amazing close with everything just working together as a cohesive unit and just flowing that much nicer. The track works with the vocal style brought and for those eight minutes, you are hooked from beginning to end.

This album is definitely a one to listen to many different age groups. For the new fans who want that classic feel for the modern age to the older metalhead who want something to take them back to their youth, Solitude have brought something very strong to your music library.

 

Judas Priest To Hit The Studio Early Next Year

Heavy Metal originators Judas Priest are aiming to hit the studio in the new year to record brand new material. In an interview with Sweetwater Music regarding the follow up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls, guitarist Richie Faulkner had the following to say :

“…We’ve just been in the studio for a couple of months putting songs together. We haven’t started the recording process yet, but we’re recording demos; we’re recording songs that work without the production to save them, if you know what I mean. But the core value… We’re putting down some grassroots ideas and fleshing them out for the next Priest record. So we’re gonna go into the studio to start recording in January. So it should be out sometime next year. But we’re not touring next year. So we’re gonna be touring, hopefully, in 2018.”

Good news for metal fans everywhere. Keep you eye on this one.