KARMIA – ‘Tuhka’!

6b036bff-c6e9-4cd6-ab0d-ee4974aaa900“TUHKA” EP is the second release from the Finnish rock band KARMIA after changing their lyrics from English to Finnish. In the early 2010’s while forming the band they took influences from the Japanese Visual Kei scene, but have recently shifted closer towards their melancholic Finnish roots.

Before the recent language change KARMIA warmed up shows for a few Visual Kei artist’s visiting Finland, performed at Anime conventions and released a bunch of self-financed songs and videos in English and even in Japanese.

After releasing a single called “Mistakes” combining English and Finnish lyrics together in one song, their native one started to feel more appealing. “After a long search we feel we have found our own style...

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Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys, Milk Teeth and Heck confirmed for Amplified Festival UK!

POSTER_23_04This new UK live event takes place in Gloucestershire at Quarrydowns, Northleach on the 21st to the 23rd of July, with stage headliners including REEF, Puddle Of Mudd, Diamond Head, Acid Reign and Evil Scarecrow. Saturday’s main stage headliner is to be announced soon.

Raging Speedhorn drummer Gordon Morrison says, “We can’t wait to play Amplified fest this year with such an amazing line up it’s going to be a banging weekend. I just hope you guys are ready for us!”

With a bill showcasing a wealth of rock, metal and alternative talent which includes the likes of Trapt, As Lions, Anti-Clone, The Fallen State, Courtesans, Krysthla, Oni, Conjurer and many more; this exciting new festival is not to be missed.

Tickets for Amplified Open Air are available directly through the festival’s website, ...

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Scottish Metalcorers FROM SORROW TO SERENITY Headline May UK Tour!

3021fda4-aff9-4426-aea7-85dbb7126b54Scottish metalcorers From Sorrow To Serenity’s have announced a UK headline tour in May, in support of their upcoming new single ‘Golden Age’, set for release April 21st.

Since the release of their highly acclaimed EP Antithesis in November 2013, the group have fast scaled the ranks, and Remnant of Humanity is fine testament to From Sorrow To Serenity’s earth-shattering approach and undeniable skill.

Already turning heads, garnering support from BBC Radio 1, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Metal Injection and more, the album is a blistering sub-35-minute ride full of monumental grooves and vicious vocals, featuring guest appearances from Aaron Matts (Betraying the Martyrs), Scott Kennedy (Bleed from Within) and CJ McMahon (Thy Art is Murder).

From the rollocking opener ‘Hellbound’ to the apocal...

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UK TECH-FEST Announces New Wave of Bands for 2017 Festival: Betraying the Martyrs, The Haarp Machine Confirmed!

2048cf03-68d9-4cb4-9905-3c01c95c2eb6UK TECH-FEST has revealed a further 17 bands for this year’s festival which takes place at the Newark Showground from 6 to 10 July 2017.

Tech-metal maestros BETRAYING THE MARTYRS are set to appear, alongside THE HAARP MACHINE and ROLO TOMASSI, adding to an already stellar and blisteringly heavy lineup.

After-parties and workshops are still to be announced. If July is too far away, Tech-Fest are hosting an All-Dayer at London’s New Cross Inn on June 17th. Line-up TBA here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850540848603365/

Full weekend tickets currently available at a price of £79.99 + £20 Camping.
Purchase tickets here: http://uktechfest.gigantic.com

Full Announcement:

Betraying The Martyrs
The Haarp Machine
Rolo Tomassi
Martyr Defiled
Red Seas Fire
Shattered Skies
The Colour Line

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WARD XVI Signs With ROCK’N’GROWL Records, New Album Title Announced!

5d686af9-cfd9-4fcf-8bd3-da6937e95c05UK Theatrical Avant-Garde Rock band, WARD XVI, have signed with European label ROCK’N’GROWL Records. WARD XVI’s debut album ‘The Art of Manipulation’ is a 12-Track concept album telling the introspective story of a female psychopath locked away in a high security asylum.

‘The Art of Manipulation’ is a genre defying mix of hard-hitting metal riffs, soaring guitar solos, off-beat ska rhythms, melancholic piano, accordion, catchy female vocals, a hint of electro and to be released this summer.

In the summer of 2013 in the city of Preston in the Northwest of England, a group of misfits got together for a new musical project ‘WARD XVI’, with the aim of creating something completely unique...

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