11 – 20: HATTIE GREEN – VENUES – LANDMURKS – BEING AS AN OCEAN – SIDEWALK MAFIA – SIVA SIX – GHOST IRIS – CRO-MAGS – ANTIHELD – SONS AND PREACHERS

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hattie green
have a new drummer

Thanos Dimitriou is the new drummer of
HATTIE GREEN!

Thanos is a metalhead since childhood.
Has been behind the beat machine in rock and metal bands in the UK and Greece since 1997.

Thanos states that “Hattie Green is a great band, with loads of beautiful songs, can’t wait to hit the road! So honored and happy to be part of the family”.

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VENUES
Rite of Passage

venues have releazed
their video-single ‘rite of passage’

venues are:

guitars – Konstantinos Kouparanis, Valentin Hahnemann

drums – Dennis Vanhöfen

vocals – Robin Baumann, Daniela Gruber

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LANDMVRKS
'Lost In The Waves'

LANDMVRKS’ was born in 2014 in Marseille, France.
The band now consists of Florent Salfati on vocals, Rudy Purkart on bass guitar, Nicolas Exposito and Paul C. Wilson on guitars and Kévin D’Agostino on drums.
For two years, the band composed songs, recorded and started playing local shows by sharing the bill with bands such as FIRST BLOOD, MORE THAN LIFE and little by little, LANDMVRKS started making a name for themselves in the French metalcore scene.
During this time, the band released a few singles and videos to help build up their fan base.

In May 2016, LANDMVRKS released their first album »Hollow« entirely produced by Florent Salfati and Nicolas Exposito.
They decided to release this album independently, and went out touring on the roads of Europe to showcase this opus.
They seduced their audiences with a modern metalcore style peppered with hardcore riffs and catchy choruses.
This album helped secure them slots on big festivals, helping to strengthen their reputation.
In 2018, the band signed a contract with Arising Empire Records for their second studio album »Fantasy« and they demonstrate how successfully the band has managed to build their name and assert its own style.
During two years, they travelled the world, played in Japan, did some headlines tours and had the opportunity to have great European tours (WHILE SHE SLEEPS, STRAY FROM THE PATH, ANY GIVEN DAY).

While they were on the road, they had the time to focus on a brand new material.
The band members gathered together when lockdown ended in France, after one of the strangest periods ever experienced.
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Line-up:
Florent Salfati | Vocals

Nicolas Exposito | Guitar

Paul C. Wilson | Guitar

Rudy Purkart | Bass

Kevin D’Agostino | Drums

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The time had come for them to assemble, within the vocalist’s studio (Homeless Records), the elements of their 3rd album, fashioned for months. The purpose of this album, entitled »Lost In The Waves«, is clearly not to reinvent LANDMVRKS. The purpose is to fully deploy the band’s arsenal in order to definitively impose its style. An uncompromising style, assumed, claimed, and highly distinctive. The listener goes through massive, energetic, or even aerial parts, without escaping the efficient groove inherited from a rap culture. The musical production of this album is the most accomplished and organic that the group has ever had. The tone was clearly set by ‘Rainfall’, the first single released in early October.

This album shows that instead of getting lost in the waves, the French band firmly holds the helm.

LANDMVRKS
'Lost In The Waves'
part II
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being as an ocean
New Single “Catch The Wind”

Catch The Wind’ is a deep and intense track for all die-hard fans of the band’s first releases.
Being As An Ocean vocalist Joel Quartuccio states:

“Catch The Wind is about the pivot, finding the silver linings in life’s circumstances, and leaning into the winds of change that sweep unexpectedly into our lives.”

The new single sees them explore their post-hardcore roots.
Being As An Ocean has an immersive experience with every performance, wrenching catharsis from their post-hardcore punch and ambient excursions.
It’s an approach that commands a crowd from the massive festival stages to co-headlining with Counterparts, and headlining Europe’s Impericon Never Say Die! tour.
With a steadily building catalogue of moody anthems and textured epics that have earned them millions of global streams.

Being As An Ocean is that rare heavy entity that offers a full experience for the head and the heart.
Embracing vibe and spirit, Being As An Ocean stokes the embers that first drove them to make music into a raging inferno of sound and emotion.

Now, they are ready to start their next chapter.

Being As An Ocean are:

Joel Quartuccio
Tyler Ross
Michael McGough
Ralph Sica

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Sidewalk Mafia
new single “This Frozen Paradise”

Metal/Heavy music band Sidewalk Mafia is based in Helsinki, Finland
and in the autumn on 2020 they signed a record deal with the German
record company, Blood Rite Records. On autumn 2021 there is coming a
full length album.
The band operates as a Duo, but in a gig situation, the band is a trio
with a gig bassist.
The band describes their music as a “crushing metal experience, which
crossing over genres as well if needed. It might be slow, it might be
fast, but it will be guaranteed with emotion and attitude”

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Siva Six
“Ghost Dance“
new Digital Single & Video

Greek cult dark elektro / industrial duo SIVA SIX break the silence and invite you to the ultimate “Ghost Dance” and reveal the first song from their much anticipated new studio album.
Constructed on the foundations of the 19th century “Gnossienne No1” masterpiece by French avant-garde pianist and composer Erik Satie, this new song expands the haunting atmosphere of the original piece and takes it to a darker and macabre dimension once reflected through the obscure sonic kaleidoscope of SIVA SIX.
The tortured dark vocals, the echoing icy piano lines, the oppressive atmosphere and the upbeat electro sequences all contribute to the particular, disturbing and almost deviant setting of this noir song.
This single comes with 3 radically different reinterpretations by MACH FOX, CONJECTURE and MYSTICAL PROLETARIAN.
See them…feel them…and “Ghost Dance” with ‘ em…

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GHOST IRIS
“Comatose”

Release Date: May 7th, 2021
Available as CD, Vinyl, Download and Stream.

Hailing from Denmark, Ghost Iris is one of the most uncompromising and promising acts in the metalcore scene.
Exploring diverse moods and atmospheres, Ghost Iris provide the listener with an experience that is both hard-hitting and catchy.
Their sheer tenacity leaves you a band that takes no prisoners.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Apple of Discord, the band has made a name for themselves with relentless touring throughout Europe, UK and Japan – touring with the likes of Dream Theater, Jinjer, After The Burial and Soen, and playing renowned festivals such as Copenhell, Rockstadt Extreme Fest and Euroblast.
Winning over new fans every night with their intense and energetic performance, audiences around the world instantly hunger for the band’s return.

Gearing up for the release of their awaited 4th full length album, Comatose, Ghost Iris are building upon the sound explored on their previous album.
Pulverizing instrumentals, bleak lyrics, catchy and hard-htting – Comatose is no exception to these descriptors, being their most visceral material yet.

Line Up:
Jesper Vicencio Gün – Vocals
Nicklas Grønlund Thomsen – Guitar
Daniel Leszkowicz – Guitar
Sebastian Linnet – Drums

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Cro-mags
new album '2020'

CRO-MAGS 2020 plays out more like a time-capsule playlist to the year rather than a group of individual songs.

The record itself is unintentionally 20 minutes and 20 seconds.
CRO-MAGS founder and kingpin Harley Flanagan explains, “Just by coincidence we recorded 20 minutes and 16 seconds of music, so we simply added a few seconds of real-world chaos. The album cover is meant to look like a calendar – 7 squares across, with one picture from 2020 per day. Inside the booklet, there are 12 pictures, one for each month of 2020; and the back is a shot of something I have never seen before in my life – a totally empty New York City. Corona Virus, quarantine, empty streets, brutality, burning buildings, violence, and destruction: 2020 is a year none of us will ever forget.”

The first song, ‘Age of Quarantine’, is about how the year started off, and the global quarantine that had us all locked in our homes, isolated, not working, and afraid to come in contact with other humans for fear of the virus.
At the end, you hear NYC’s 7:30 pm healthcare worker support rally where everybody would cheer and make noise from their apartments and down in the streets.
I just hung my phone out the window and recorded it.

‘2020’ is about the overall year – all of the madness and how insane it has been for everyone.

‘Life On Earth’ – explains where we’re at 11 months later – the global health crisis and the continued collapse of societies and economies.

‘Violence And Destruction’ – addresses what we are seeing all around us now in this country.
It forces us to ask a simple question: “If you don’t agree with someone, does that justify violence against them?”
What if it was your father, your brother or your children on the other side? I myself have people I love dearly who I disagree with on many different topics.
Does that make me love them any less?
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Line-up:
Harley Flanagan | Vocals & Bass
Rocky George | Guitar
Joe Affe | Guitar
Garry ‘G-Man’ Sullivan | Drums
Additional Musicians:
Lemont Cooper – Cello
Hector Guzman (aka DreadfulGooz) – Additional guitars on ‘Crofusion’
Harley Karsten Flanagan, Jonah Odin Flanagan, Elleny Seda – Back-up vocals

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Cro-mags
new album '2020'
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No, and I try to keep that in mind when I don’t agree with others in general. Until people learn how to communicate, there’s not much hope for anyone.

‘Chaos In The Streets’ – self-explanatory regarding mob violence and self-defense. The beliefs of others no longer matter when you are defending your life or the lives of your loved ones.

And ‘Crofusion’ wraps up the year. It was part of a 20-minute freestyle jam we did at the end of the recording session. It’s just total musical chaos ending with the sounds of riot and felt like a perfect expression of this year. It could be likened to a fusion-type assault in the vein of Lenny White or Billy Cobham’s early records- but done hardcore style…total madness and chaos. It’s definitely more funk/fusion than hardcore. Cro-Mags + Confusion = Crofusion!

CRO-MAGS were set to kick-off a world-wide tour starting in NYC on March 15th (with Body Count at Webster Hall). Within 48 hours of the show, quarantine went into effect and the state’s governor and mayor banned all public gatherings. Flanagan goes on to disclose, “We pooled our resources and put together for what was one of the first, if not the first, live quarantine shows on March 15th.” Seen by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the CRO-MAGS ‘Quarantine Show’ was the beginning of trying to turn an unfortunate situation into something positive. “(Drummer) G-Man was stuck in New York for seven months because of the travel ban, so we started writing songs, and as soon as we were able to get into the studio we started tracking,” Flanagan adds. Recorded at Steve Zing’s (Sam Hain, Danzig) newly launched Trick or Treat Studio, and brought back Arthur Rizk who produced the band’s first full-length album in 20 years, 2019’s In The Beginning.

“Bad things are always going to happen, we have to learn how to pivot and adjust when they do,” Flanagan points out. “Our show got canceled, so we did one online for the world to see. Our tours got canceled, so we recorded an album.”

“After months of confinement, with a political climate unlike any I have ever seen in my lifetime, many have lost their minds and turned on each other. Everything has become polarized and extreme. I am hoping we can take something positive from this experience forward with us into the future. I know I will.”

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ANTIHELD
Album »disturbia«

ANTIHELD have released their third and most important album.
An album like a film by Scorsese – dark, written on white wine in the isolation of a pandemic.
The political porthole of those living in privileges with a view on the misery of apparently infinitely distant people, the self-reflection of human error, the suffocation of fears in excessive intoxication, the reckoning with the church, the confrontation with the death of one’s own manager, right up to Hope for Greta’s supposed salvation of the world and our long-overdue rethink. Insignificant pop music is dead.
ANTIHELD, originally a band from the streets of Stuttgart.
From one day to the next, you suddenly find yourself in the really big major business, shooting both albums in the charts, playing at Southside, Hurricane and co, playing tours with sold-out shows, only to break three years later and remember where you actually come from.
To write an album with »disturbia« that has never existed in the German-speaking world.

The first impression of the record label Arising Empire, skeptical, almost critical.

Not enough pop, not enough radio.
The second impression; Quote: “This could be the album of the year.”

This development is known by many bands.
You are brimming with credibility and you don’t write your music for the money-making anti-art industry.
Then you realize that it is getting harder and harder to fill the fridge and jump headfirst into the empty, interchangeable radio landscape.
The five Stuttgarters had a similar experience, but the other way around.

After the band crashed into the shark tank with the first big major deal as unexpectedly as violently, the second album »Goldener Schuss« and the associated label change to Arising Empire were followed by a first musical emancipation.
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»DISTURBIA« Tracklisting:
01. sommer unseres lebens
02. motten um licht
03. my only friend
04. irgendwo stirbt grad ein kind
05. himmelblau
06. standing in line
07. chaos
08. alles gute für den winter
09. oh bitte, mach mich ein letztes mal kaputt
10. alles nichts
11. wiegenlied
12. von schmerz & apotheken

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ANTIHELD
Album »disturbia«
part II

Line Up:

Luca Opifanti | Vocals & Gutiar

André Zweifel | Guitar

Matze Brendle | Bass

Sven Fischer | Drums

Henry Kasper | Accordion & Piano

Get out of the world of unified pop, towards an album for which there are no predefined target groups.
The lyrics deep & bitter, the sound not that of a classic German rock band.
A mix of HIGHLY SUSPECT & THRICE, with a bit of Grunge, Punk, and Rap attitude.

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sons and preachers
new single ‘consuming fire’

„Consuming Fire“ is the latest single from a vintage rock band from North Germany, Sons & Preachers.

Yonatan Pandelaki, the bandleader who also sings and plays the Hammond organ and synth bass simultaneously, is a passionate soul singer with a very distinct bluesy and rock sound.

The Indonesian born combined with Myriam Lemberger on the microphone, whose voice resembles Janis Joplin in her best years, are an explosive mixture. Hence the song title which makes you guess what might come from the four piece band. Opened with the guitar riff from Tobias Lemberger, the twin brother of Myriam, another uniqueness of the band, the song quickly smashes with a strong intro followed by Volker Starr on the drums. Like the other well known Starr drummer – pun intended – Volker has such a big sound. With a german precision yet funky feel the drummer leads the band with his strong beat.

Just by the time the hooks hit you with the powerful duett from Yonatan and Myriam, suddenly the song shifts to a tempo changed funky beat, where you can hear one of the funkiest instruments on the planet, a Hohner Clavinet D6 accompanied by Tobias delicious guitar sound. Before he plays his Solo the song shifts once again to a high paced psychedelic part, before switching back to the previous tempo. The song is a true roller coaster of big rock
guitar riffs, funky drum beats and vocal parts which ended in a big explosion at the end.

The lyrics itself talk about the paradoxes of love. The first line „Love is rough, love is mean“ implies it already and takes you to the depths of the meaning of love.

Sons & Preachers is an experience you have to hear and see for yourself. After being founded in 2018 the band released an album called „Blackstone“ and did an extensive Indonesia Tour in 2019, where they also had a concert in front of more than 20.000 people.
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sons and preachers
new single ‘consuming fire’
part II

After they found a label called Major Promo Music they released a single titled „Leave Your Hat On“ at late 2020, a year where they could have a second Asian Tour which was cancelled due to Corona pandemic.
„Consuming Fire“ is the second release under Major Promo Music.
After the first release „Leave Your Hat On“ made its way to many international playlists and radio plays, the band is ready to land another hit.

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