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19th May 2017



Edition forty seven of Cum On Feel The Newz.

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Skinny Puppy
Red Reign
Kreator
Entrails
Sorrow Plagues
Children Of Aries
Waiting For Titor
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Byzantine
Threshold
As Lions
Nikka Costa
Signal
Igorrr
Sunken
Prong

 

Skinny Puppy commence a short European tour with a rare UK show at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, London on 30th May. It is the first visit to the capital since 2010 by the group, who are widely acknowledged as pioneers of electro-industrial rock and were a formative influence on artists such as Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Grimes and many more.

Formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1982, the core duo of cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre originally conceived Skinny Puppy as an experimental dark electro-pop project. Releasing seven studio albums over the next decade on the locally based Nettwerk label, they toured North America many times (and Europe once), and built a loyal fan base among electronic, industrial, rock and gothic audiences. Well known for their theatrical, horror-themed live performances and videos, they also drew attention to issues such as chemical warfare and animal testing.

Following a major label deal that yielded one album and derailed the band (third member Dwayne Goettel also died prior to its 1996 release), Key and Ogre spent several years concentrating on a number of side projects, although they did reunite for a one-off concert in Dresden in 2000. They eventually reformed in 2003 with Mark Walk completing the current trio and have released four further studio albums, the most recent of which is 'Weapon', released in 2013 on Metropolis Records. It stands as a commentary on the glorification of gun culture and horror at the devastation wreaked by weaponry.




It's 2017, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd is reaching unstoppable momentum – the proof is all over his eighth solo album, 'Lay It On Down'. As a renowned hot-rodder, it's apt that Shepherd's musical career has no reverse gear. Awards, acclaim and platinum album sales flash by in a blur, vanishing in the rear-view mirror.

For this questing musician, the focus is always the horizon, the next challenge, the new songs, the crowd out front stamping their feet. "We're still breaking new ground, not just repeating ourselves," notes the standard-bearer for modern blues. "Every album is representative of the things that are going on with me right now. Every album is another page in the book."

The new album from The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is out July 21st via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 'Baby Got Gone' is the first track from the album, which is also being offered for free download. Check it out:




The early discography of one of the all-time great/influential extreme Metal bands will be getting an overhaul. On June 9th, Kreator's first four classic releases will be reissued via BMG as expanded and remastered editions - 1985's 'Endless Pain,' 1986's 'Pleasure to Kill,' 1987's 'Terrible Uncertainty,' and 1989's 'Extreme Aggression' - available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats.

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1984, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European Thrash Metal band ever, like many of their European Speed Metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-Black Metal imagery.

The band have achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German Thrash Metal bands of all time.




On June 16th, Igorrr - the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre - will release their new album, 'Savage Sinusoid', via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals - and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers.

To realize 'Savage Sinusoid' as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases - one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on 'Cheval', 'Apopathodiaphulatophobie' and 'Robert'.

While 'Savage Sinusoid' draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains: "I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it's gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre."

Igorrr have announced a full European tour for this autumn in support of the new album.




Richmond, Virginia-based rockers Red Reign specialize in a sound that recalls vintage rock and Metal acts of the mid to late '80s, as evidenced by their just-released self-titled EP, which features the single 'Not That Way'.

So it will undoubtedly be a perfect fit when the group (which features singer/guitarist Carlton "Bubba" McMichael, guitarist Stevie Shred, bassist Larry Moore, an drummer Sammy Lee) opens a show on June 23rd with Quiet Riot, and three shows from August 3rd-5th with Tesla.

"WOW, we are so excited to join Quiet Riot for a show in Lynchburg, Virginia", Sammy Lee told us. "Seeing Frankie Banali for the 1st time was unbelievable to me as a drummer. I loved his booming sound and will now get to see and hear it up close and personal. And Red Reign is extremely excited to be supporting Tesla, one of the premier hard rock bands out today. I remember watching Tesla's videos all over MTV back in the day and now we get to share the same stage with them...it is surreal."




Anglo-Italian Alternative quartet Waiting for Titor continue their climb with the release of their new video single 'Halo', taken from the band's debut EP 'Halo pt.1', out on Friday 2nd June via Diva Records.

Featuring Alex Palladini (Vocals and Synths), Mike Tomasini (Guitars), Max Andrini (Bass and Synths), and Vince Picciolo (Drums), Waiting For Titor take their moniker from John Titor, a fictional name used by a blogger claiming to be a time traveller from the year 2036.

Born in 2013, from the ashes of much respected Italian crossover crew Convergence, Waiting for Titor soon honed in on their sound, and were quickly snapped up by Belgian label Diva Records.




Almost two and a half years after releasing their debut album 'The Sands of Time', Winston County, Mississippi-based Metal band Children of Aries are set to release their new EP, 'Rise...Fall', on August 8.

Vocalist and guitarist Wil Bane told us why it took so long. "Life just got in the way. Between work, school, and trying to maintain some sense of sanity, it just takes time to get around to writing new music."

"It's heavy," drummer Alan White said of the new material. "It's fast at times, but it's got melody." Bane described the sound of the new songs, "It's a mix of older and more modern metal. Imagine if 80s Metallica wrote a song with today's Machine Head."

Check out the video for 'The New Regime right here:




Signal, a musical duo based in Brooklyn, NYC, may have written the best original vintage space sex soundtrack song ever. Here's an invitation to experience a seriously insanely great track, 'Fucking In A Spaceship'.

They sound to us like the Blade Runner soundtrack was accidentally fused with some Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis outtakes...slick, melodic, happysad, synthtastic orchestrations with otherworldly yet insanely addictive vocal laments... Pink Floyd meets Human League perhaps, but let's not reduce them to soundbite simplicities.

Get a load of this:




Swedish Death Metallers Entrails will release their new album 'World Inferno' worldwide via Metal Blade Records on June 16th, and have now launched the 2nd single 'Serial Murder (Death Squad)'.

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist told us about the new tune: "It's about time to unleash our next beast called 'Serial Murder (Death Squad)', that means you should roll up your sleeves, loosen up your ponytail and get In the mood with a proper beer and prepare yourself on a trip among serial murders. The Death Squad awaits you!"

The recordings for 'World Inferno' started in December 2016 in Lundqvist's Bloodshed Studio. Dan Swanö once again handled the mixing and mastering for the album.




On July 28th, Byzantine will release their new album, 'The Cicada Tree', via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, the band have slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums.

For a first preview of 'The Cicada Tree', a new video for the single 'New Ways to Bear Witness' (featuring a cameo by Skeletonwitch's Dustin Boltjes, as well as ex-Byzantine drummer Matt Wolfe) has been launched online. Directed/edited by Holly Siders, the filming of the video resulted in Chris "OJ" Ojeda (vocals, rhythm guitar) suffering a concussion. He tells us:

"So, we came up with an idea of having our old drummer do a cameo appearance in the music video. Matt Wolfe left the band right before we signed with Metal Blade and had occupied the drum seat for the last 12 years. We felt it was a perfect opportunity to let fans know that we still love Matt and he;s still welcome and important to our band. What's the best way to have an ousted band member make a cameo? To hit me with a vehicle, of course!

"We set up the scene and did about 5 or 6 takes of Wolfe hitting me with the vehicle and me rolling off the vehicle. I didn't know until we wrapped shooting the next day that something was wrong and had a very hard time driving home. I contacted an ER doctor friend of mine who told me I needed to come see him ASAP. After a CT Scan and an EKG, he let me know I had a standard sports type concussion from repeatedly hitting my head during the video shoot. I got 3 days off work and a cool story out of it! Rock!"




Threshold have released the first official picture of their new line-up featuring returning vocalist Glynn Morgan.

The band are currently at Thin Ice Studios in England putting the finishing touches on their new concept album 'Legends Of The Shires'. The record is due for release through Nuclear Blast later this year and it will be the band's first ever double album.

Karl Groom told us: "The music just would not stop flowing during the writing process. We decided that while the ideas were of a high standard, we would keep writing and are very excited by what we have."

Threshold will be back on the road across Europe at the end of the year, kicking off in Athens on November 12th and rounding off with a homecoming show in London on December 10th. Glynn Morgan will also play guitar during the shows, which will include tracks from 'Legends Of The Shires' as well as plenty of blasts from the past.

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The new Prong album 'Zero Days' is released on July 28th, 2017 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream, once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer..

Musically, it hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener 'However It May End' to the last bars of the albums closing track 'Wasting Of The Dawn'. Tommy Victor told us about "Zero Days":

"I must say a lot of effort was put into this new "Zero Days" recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again the focus was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as well as holding justice to all the previous releases. Again and maybe even more than normally I went crazy meticulous with the lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate them in the most intelligent way possible.

"I firmly believe the mission was accomplished all around. We are really pleased with the performances on this record, as well. It's a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a Prong record. It's definitely a record to listen to start to finish!!"




UK alt-rock five piece As Lions have unveiled a special acoustic performance of the current hit single 'Skin' by Rag 'n' Bone Man, filmed at London's YouTube Creative Studio in Kings Cross. Showcasing the band's softer side, the stripped back version exposes their incredible ability to adapt, and tone things down.

The band recently completed a US tour with Shinedown and are set to play at Rock On The Range this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, alongside heavyweights including Metallica, Biffy Clyro, Korn and more. They've also bulldozed their way into the Top 15 of the Billboard Mainstream and Active Rock Radio Charts, joining the company of huge US rock acts.

Following their headline show at the Boston Arms Music Rooms in March, As Lions will be back in the UK for their first ever headline tour, playing a run of 17 dates in September.




Nikka Costa releases her new album 'Nikka & Strings: Underneath and In Between' on Friday 2nd June 2017. The new album sees the celebrated American soul, funk and blues singer, dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet.

The album features Nikka's unique takes on 'Silver Tongue' (co-written with Prince) and 'Come Rain or Come Shine' - the Frank Sinatra classic, originally arranged by her father, Don Costa.

The new album is produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Prince, Beck), and Bob Clearmountain (Springsteen, Bowie, Rolling Stones), who also mixed and engineered it.




Danish atmospheric Black Metallers Sunken have published a video for the track 'Sunken', a 13 minute-long journey which is taken off from the band's upcoming debut full-length 'Departure', out on May 26th 2017 via Triton's Orbit (home of Vinterbris, Akasava and Riti Occulti).

'Departure' will be released in digipak and pre-orders are available mow.




'Homecoming' is the second full-length album to be self-released by Sorrow Plagues, the brainchild of British musician David Lovejoy, on May 27th. The album ventures into new territory with added elements of post-rock, and even including some contemporary influences, whilst still maintaining the atmospheric Black Metal sounds that Sorrow Plagues is known for. This is certainly David Lovejoy's most ambitious effort so far.

To promote the upcoming new album Lovejoy has gathered some talented and like-minded musicians to fully showcase Sorrow Plagues in a live environment, with their first gig at Bar 42 in Worthing as a free entry album launch show on May 24th, a few days before the album is released. A Night In The Abyss and Them Broads have also been announced to play with more announcements to come.

Lovejoy comments on the release show, "I'm very excited about releasing the album at Bar 42, it's a venue I've loved going to for years and playing shows there has given me plenty of experience in previous bands." To get a taste of what to expect from the new album check out the recently released new and first single 'Relinquish' here:




More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 26th May 2017...



ALL EDITIONS OF CUM ON FEEL THE NEWS

28th July 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Living Colour, Govt Mule, JOANovARC and much more...
21st July 2017: The Darkness, Simo, Metal Church, Klogr and much more...
14th July 2017: Korpiklaani, Enslaved, Prophets Of Rage, Tequila Mockingbyrd and much more...
7th July 2017: Eluveitie, Mason Hill, The Pineapple Thief, Belphegor and much more...
30th June 2017: Walter Trout, Dirty Thrills, Rage, Ye Banished Privateers and much more...
23rd June 2017: Joe Bonamassa, Epica, TesseracT, SKAM and much more...
16th June 2017: Kreator, Cradle Of Filth, King King, Robin Trower and much more...
9th June 2017: Kiss, Absolva, Living Colour, Belphegor and much more...
2nd June 2017: Status Quo, Syteria, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vallenfyre and much more...
26th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Tankard, Michael Monroe, Tethra and much more...
19th May 2017: Skinny Puppy, As Lions, Threshold, Kreator and much more...
12th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Walkway, Goldray, Bubbles Erotica and much more...
5th May 2017: Voodoo Six, Kai Hansen, Holocaust, Don Broco and much more...
28th April 2017: Massive Wagons, Gary Hoey, Jupiter Falls, Foscor and much more...
21st April 2017: Biffy Clyro, Wilko Johnson, Purson, Gov't Mule and much more...
14th April 2017: Sammy Hagar, The Unity, Cleo Howard, Tankard and much more...
7th April 2017: Rhino's Revenge, Defences, Bastian, Vallenfyre and much more...
31st March 2017: Acid Reign, The Magpie Salute, Adrenaline Mob, Cradle Of Filth and much more...
24th March 2017: Queen, HRH AOR, Royal Republic, As Lions and much more...
17th March 2017: Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch, Angel, The Real Kids and much more...
10th March 2017: Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgor, WinterStorm, Avatar and much more...
3rd March 2017: Toseland, The Amorettes, Royal Thunder, Walter Trout and much more...
24th February 2017: Epica, Papa Roach, Punky Meadows, Ayreon and much more...
17th February 2017: Anthrax, SikTh, The Fallen State, Open Access and much more...
10th February 2017: Battle Beast, Wednesday 13, King Kobra, Dan Patlansky and much more...
3rd February 2017: Don Broco, The Answer, Suicide Silence, Triaxis and much more...
27th January 2017: Monster Truck, Stone Broken, Ayreon, Skunk Anansie and much more...
20th January 2017: Anthrax, Black Star Riders, VIMIC, Jethro Tull and much more...
13th January 2017: Kansas, The Temperance Movement, Avatarium, Aversions Crown and much more...
6th January 2017: Accept, Leatherwolf, Pain, Threshold and much more...
30th December 2016: Death Valley High, Helleborus, Hatriot, Need and much more...
23rd December 2016: Ex Deo, Overkill, Code Orange, Korpiklaani and much more...
16th December 2016: Scythia, Coheed And Cambria, Primordial, Steel Panther and much more...
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4th December 2016: Nightwish, Sepultura, Der Elefant, Gypsy Pistoleros and much more...
25th November 2016: Firewind, Ship Of The Line, Krepitus, Bonafide and much more...
18th November 2016: Dark Sarah, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Armored Saint and much more...
11th November 2016: Orange Goblin, Danny Worsnop, Steve 'N' Seagulls, Krampus and much more...
4th November 2016: Bernie Marsden, Touchstone, Paganland, Neon Hurricane and much more...
28th October 2016: Primordial, Steve Overland, Sonic Syndicate, BlackRain and much more...
21st October 2016: The Dead Daisies, Evyltyde, Al Atkins, Royal Hunt and much more...
14th October 2016: Tyler Bryant, The Amity Affliction, The Doomsday Kingdom, Tigertailz and much more...
7th October 2016: Devil Wears Prada, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire, Gary Moat and much more...
30th September 2016: As Lions, Sonata Arctica, SOG (Special Ops Group), Dark Tranquility and much more...
23rd September 2016: Tankard, Secret Sphere, Aaron Keylock, Demonic Resurrection and much more...
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NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

aerosmith

As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.








 


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