Aphyxion Release New Video For Dark Stains On Ivory

Danish Modern 5 piece Aphyxion have released the video for Dark Stains On Ivory the second track from upcoming album Aftermath released 2nd December via Prime Collective. This track follows the band’s first track Destined To Fail to have a music video (the second of which amassed 100,000 streams across all digital platforms just a few weeks after its release).

Guitarist/songwriter Jonas Haagensen says of the track: ““Dark Stains on Ivory is probably the most representative song for the album. This banger was one of the first songs we wrote after our debut album, all made to mark the new sound of our new album.”

The lyric video can be watched below

Aftermath has been nominated for Best Live Band at the Danish Music Awards, the Audience Award at Royal Metal Grand Prix and have been recognized by Metal Hammer and The Guardian. It has also been reviewed on Musicology.

Aphyxion was produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Primal Fear) and the bands guitarist Jonas Haagensen at Hansen Studios in their home town of Ribe, Denmark.

 

Alter Bridge release ‘Show Me A Leader’

Alter Bridge have revealed their video for Show Me A Leader, the lead track from forthcoming fifth studio album, The Last Hero, set for release via Napalm Records on 7th October.

The video is based on a concept created by Alter Bridge together with director Zev Deans that brings life to the story told in the single’s lyrics. The animated video shows the world in turmoil as politicians (represented by suits with megaphone heads) broadcast negative messages to the people. The visually arresting video showcases Deans’ unique creative style, something the band members were immediately drawn to.

‘The Last Hero’ was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen.

Alter Bridge have recently announced their long-anticipated return to Europe. Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on 4th November. Special guests include Danish rockers Volbeat, French progressive metallers Gojira and up-and-comers, Like A Storm.

Alter Bridge are performing at the UK venues below:

Wed 23rd Nov – Manchester Arena
Thu 24th Nov – London O2 Arena
Sat 26th Nov – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Sun 27th Nov – Birmingham Genting Arena
Mon 28th Nov – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thu 1st Dec – Glasgow Hydro
Fri 2nd Dec – Leeds First Direct Arena

Tickets are available at www.livenation.co.uk.
You can pre-order ‘The Last Hero’ via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, and get an instant download of ‘Show Me A Leader’.  Ltd CD or ltd edition vinyl are available at Alter Bridge Official Online Store and bundles at www.Alterbridge.com/store.

Show Me A Leader is available to listen to on the link below.

 

Like A Storm to Support Alter Bridge

New Zealand rock band Like A Storm have confirmed that Alter Bridge have asked them to support them on the international leg of their long anticipated tour. The UK stint kicks off on 23rd November at the Manchester Arena.

Vocalist and guitarist Chris Brooks said: “We are so excited to be coming back to the U.K. and Europe with our brothers in Alter Bridge! They have always been one of our favorite bands to tour with!”

Guitarist Matt Brooks added: “This is beyond incredible. Touring the UK and Europe with Alter Bridge is a dream come true for us as a band. Can’t wait to hit the UK where we get to play with Volbeat and Gojira too!”

Like A Storm’s latest single Break Free is in the top 30 at Active Rock Radio in the United States, making it their fourth single in a row to appear in the top 30.

A music video for the single is expected to be released in the near future. Meanwhile check out their hit Love The Way You Hate Me and all the UK tour dates below.

Like A Storm UK tour dates

23 Nov    Manchester – Manchester Arena
24 Nov    London – O2 Arena
26 Nov    Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
27 Nov    Birmingham – Genting Arena
28 Nov    Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena

01 Dec    Glasgow – Hydro
02 Dec    Leeds – First Direct Arena

 

Alter Bridge announce tour with Gojira and Volbeat

Alter Bridge have just announced a massive European tour, including 7 dates with the mighty Volbeat!

Like A Storm will be playing on the whole tour with Gojira joining for a support slot on the later dates.

This follows the news that Alter Bridge recently signed with Napalm records to release the follow up to their brilliant Fortress album. The tour dates are listed below so be sure to catch them tear up the British arena circuit.

Alter Bridge European tour 2016
With special guest TBC, Like A Storm
Nov 04: Bilbao Santana 27, Spain
Nov 05: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Nov 08: Paris Zenith, France
Nov 09: Brussels AB, Belgium
Nov 10: Amsterdam MHM, Netherlands
Nov 13: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 14: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 16: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Nov 20: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Nov 21: Copenhagen Vega Main Hall, Denmark

With Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm
Nov 23: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 24: London O2 Arena, UK
Nov 26: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 27: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 28: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 01: Glasgow Hydro, UK
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK

With Gojira, Like A Storm
Dec 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Dec 06: Hamburg Mehri Theater, Germany
Dec 09: Bolognia Unipol Arena, Italy
Dec 10: Munich Zenith, Germany
Dec 11: Basel Jakobshalle, Switzerland

Volbeat – Seal The Deal And Lets Boogie

Danish rockers Volbeat have certainly risen to become one of the most celebrated and well respect European bands in recent years, their last release Outlaw Gentlemen And Shady Ladies produced some of the group’s best work to date.   Now on their 6th LP Seal The Deal And Lets Boogie, can Volbeat step up and deliver yet another disc of terrific wild west, old school rock n’ roll and heavy metal.

Opening with The Devil’s Bleeding Crown, you instantly hear that Volbeat aren’t a band who easily give up a sound they have used throughout their entire career.  The unmistakable hard rock/metal riffs are still as potent and hair raising as ever, Michael Poulsen’s classic western hard rock vocals have not wavered, and continue to be a staple of the band’s sound.    Let It Burn and The Gates Of Babylon liven up the album, adding an extra taste and flare compared to songs such as For Evigt and Marie Laveau, which are products of the classic Volbeat formula that we have come to know and love on many of the band’s hit songs/albums.   Black Rose and Mary Jane Kelly have that classic 1950’s hook that almost makes you want to dance along but head bang out like a mad man, they’re the stand out tracks on the album and definitely two of Volbeat’s best pieces of work so far.

The classic old school 50-60 swing hooks mixed with country western licks is what has shaped this album in it’s entirety, it’s almost like you’ve stepped in a time machine back to when rock music wasn’t so scrutinized or snobbish, to when it was all about having a good time.   Volbeat bring that in abundance on this album, but still manage to keep it as heavy as possible with tracks such as Seal The Deal, Battleship Chains and The Loa’s Crossroad.   Whilst it’s a great album, Seal The Deal weaves in an out of interest for the listener with tracks like You Will Know and Goodbye Forever, which do not live up to the other tracks, but these two tracks do not hinder or scar the album, it’s still a great album that any Volbeat fan will no doubt get hooked on and love.

Seal The Deal And Lets Boogie is another reminder that Volbeat are one of the best bands in the metal/hard rock community, constantly bringing many influences that inspired their idols and pushing those influences to the fore front of their sound like no other band dare do. [8/10]

For Fans Of – Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, Elvis Presley, Deep Purple