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8th September 2017



Edition sixty two of Cum On Feel The Newz.

Sixty-two appears in the sequence of numbers to call if you want Dirty Deads Done Dirt Cheap. They told us it was three sixty-two four three six. Didn't give us the dialling code though did they?

Let's do this...

Last Alibi
Upcdownc
Death Blooms
Anavae
Supersonic Blues Machine
Hands Off Gretel
Kill The Ideal
Vandenberg's Moonkings
Lou Dibello
Wilko Johnson
Royal Thunder
Into The Unknown
Warcall
Krysthla
Bigfoot
Danzig

 

The art of six-stringer shredding has unquestionably come back to forefront in modern day hard rock and Heavy Metal music. And talented guitarist Lou DiBello will soon be leaving his own mark on the genre, with the release of his album, 'Heat Wave'.

The album features input from current or former members of Manowar (guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman) and Symphony X (bassist Mike Lepond), and is chockfull of headbanging rockers and six-string showcases, especially the tune 'Full Throttle', which can be seen below.

"Heat Wave is my 4th solo release and by far my best effort to date," DiBello told us. "The fact that I worked with such a great group of people was key, most notably singer Carsten Schulz, bassist Mike LePond, and legendary guitarist Ross 'The Boss' Friedman. It was a real honor to have Ross play dueling leads and harmonies with me on the epic track 'Blood on the Cross,' and he gave me valuable advice along the way as well.

The record is a nice blend of hard rock/Metal with vocals as well as instrumental tracks with a real emphasis on good songs with great guitar playing, as opposed to just great guitar playing. All out rocker 'Let Me Hear You Scream - Rock & Roll!,' as well as instrumental tracks 'Full Throttle' and my take on the Michael Schenker classic 'Into the Arena' are a few of the highlights."




Supersonic Blues Machine have unveiled details of thier second studio album 'Californisoul'. As Lance Lopez (guitars/vocals/songwriter), Fabrizio Grossi (bass, producer, songwriter), and Kenny Aronoff (drums) proved on their first album and round of shows, it's not a party unless you invite some friends, and once more they've brought along some heavy hitters.

Guests on the album include Billy Gibbons, who returns with pen and guitar, Steve Lukather (Toto) throws down some stunning licks, Eric Gales is back in the fold, Robben Ford brings his bag of soulfully sophisticated chops, Walter Trout brings some silky slow blues, and the party is rounded out with Alessandro Alessandroni Jr. on keyboards, Serge Simic (co-writer and background vocals), and Andrea and Francis Benitez Grossi (background vocals). You may come for the stars, but you'll stay for the whole show.

It's the sound that Supersonic Blues Machine has spent much of 2017 sharing with audiences from Texas, Holland, India, St. Petersburg, Russia, and a triumphant UK debut at Ramblin' Man Fair in July. Recorded at Fab's Lab in North Hollywood, California, Californisoul is all about the songs, and while Grossi wrote most of the lyrics, the music was created and fleshed out in the studio by the band, and they have conjured up a modern day soulful, blues rock classic.




Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg's Moonkings the band returns with a sophomore album, simply titled 'MK II'. The album has all the qualities of the debut: once again the four-piece band manages to create a perfect mix of vintage seventies hard rock and current styles of heavy rock.

Adrian Vandenberg shines as a bonafide guitar virtuoso, while the rest of the band also delivers in spades. Yet 'MK II' has even more to offer than the highly praised first album - it shows how the band grew into a strong unit during the world tours of the recent years.

'MK II' is released on November 3rd will be supported with club tours and appearances on festivals worldwide. "I've been a professional musician for over forty years, but I am still as eager as I have always been and still have the feeling that I'm just getting started. I am convinced that we have many good years ahead with this band."




Original Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band and his 70th birthday with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September.

The death-defying Wilko is leading his own party with partners in crime Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums), family and friends and very special guest Dr. John Cooper Clarke.

"I'm supposed to be dead!" So says Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. Despite the doctors' predictions he continues to perform with a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. In 2014, he released the album 'Going Home' with The Who's Roger Daltrey which experienced significant commercial success and critical acclaim.




British rock trio Kill The Ideal are back with the ferocious new single 'Dangerous!', which features on their upcoming self-titled EP, out October 17th.

It's fuelled with explosive riffs and hard-hitting drums, layered with epic vocal hooks that will be sure to get heads banging and mosh pits moving, while beneath the music there's a deeper and darker motive behind the song.

During his childhood, frontman Ash Wilson was a victim of bullying. He extracts the negative emotions and memories from these past experiences and channels it into his lyrics. He explains, "the person that gave me the inspiration for this song irritates the hell out of me! 'Dangerous!' is about looking your enemies in the face and squaring up to them with a smile."




Royal Thunder will be coming to the UK and Europe this November/ December to play 13 headline shows, 5 of which will take place in the UK, starting on November 23rd in Manchester.

Since the release of Spinefarm Records debut, 'Wick', back in April of this year, press and fans alike have been calling out for a visit to these shores.

Frontwoman Mlny Parsonz says "We are so excited about heading back to Europe and the U.K. this winter. We appreciate all of the support y'all have shown us. We look forward to sharing our music with you, and finally getting the chance to connect, and reconnect with our loyal fans. Thank you for waiting patiently! We can't wait to be there!!!"




Up and coming Glasgow band Last Alibi have been making a name for themselves in the last twelve months, and are a name familiar to regular readers of MetalTalk. The band have released a lyric video for their first single, 'Vice City' which can be seen below.

'Vice City' was recorded at Gargle Blast Studios in Hamilton and was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Andy Miller (Mogwai, Arab Strap, The Delgados and The Fratellis) who, as the band explained, "really helped us out a lot and was able to get the feel and sound we were looking for. We plan to record another three songs with Andy Miller then release all four tracks as an EP."

Guitarist Andy Christie told us, "We decided to make this our debut single as it was the first song Jamie (Ramage – Vocals) and I wrote together a few years ago. We recruited my old friend Callum Flint to join the band on drums. We went through a few different bassists while writing the other songs and doing our first gigs as Last Alibi but we were having trouble finding someone who was committed and reliable. We finally found Allen Bell who is not just committed and reliable but an incredible bassist and he has added to our sound greatly. Since he joined we've been able to push forward as a band and really get things going."




Danzig have released the new video for 'Last Ride', directed by Danzig himself and taken from Danzig's first album of all new material in seven years, 'Black Laden Crown' which is out now, and described by MetalTalk as "an overdue return to form".

Following on from his historic reunion with the classic Misfits line-up, attended by record numbers at last year's Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, as well as the recent confirmation of a headlining set at this year's Blackest Of The Black festival, Danzig's 'Black Laden Crown' was recorded at East West studios, Hollywood and mixed by Glenn Danzig & Chris Rakestraw at Paramount, Hollywood.

The album features a cover painting by Simon Bisley and showcases Danzig alongside Tommy Victor (Guitar and Bass) and both Johnny Kelly and Joey Castillo on drums.




Canadian thrashers Warcall who are based in Montreal, are releasing their third album, 'Invaders' on Friday 13th October, and have released a video for their first single, 'Riding With Zombies', about the gruelling life of touring and featuring stock footage from George A. Romero's 'Night of The Living Dead' movie.

The video As front man Mathieu Simard explained: "Everybody who has followed WarCall since our beginnings will be extremely satisfied with 'Invaders'. It is our best sound, best production, best song writing and best musical performances. The new album is a return to the style on the first two albums. On album 'Invaders', we wanted a raw approach so it was recorded live in the studio on analog tape for a truly rock and roll feel. With 'Invaders', it's a more polished production with more energy and experience."

The 'Invaders' album features 10 tracks and is a concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, reconquering, but without knowing if it is really over.




Barnsley band Hands Off Gretel has been invited to present a live music video showcase at Música Mundo 2017, an international music conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

"It's amazing that a group of students over 5,000 miles away have been listening to our music. We have a fantastic international fan base and we are so proud that they chose Hands Off Gretel out of all the bands they could have chosen around the world" explained singer/songwriter Lauren Tate.

The band's video performance at the conference on Friday 9th September will mark the launch of a free web browser game, developed by a group of Brazilian students; The Mad Freaks Studio at the University of Fumec in Brazil. Episodes 1 and 2 will be released at Música Mundo 2017, promoting interaction between music and games, fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship. The game will be available to play online on Friday 15th September with further episodes planned for October and December. The game is designed to entertain, but also warn about bullying and its dangerous consequences.




Rising Metal band Death Blooms have been confirmed as guests on legendary horrorcore duo Insane Clown Posse's UK tour this November, with special guests Mushroomhead.

Death Blooms frontman, Paul Barrow, says, "We're really honoured and excited to be a part of this tour, especially with two bands who epitomise the scene which we grew up in. It's going to be amazing to be able to share the stage with them and we can't wait to get out there!"

Hailing from Liverpool/Manchester UK; Death Blooms released their blistering self-titled debut EP last May and received critical acclaim from the press and music fans alike for its melodic hardcore metal fusion. Supporters of the charity Mind, the songs on Death Blooms new ep highlight the need to be more understanding of mental health issues and support those around us in our community.




It is with much regret and sadness that Krysthla has to announce the departure of Wayne Minney from the band due to medical reasons. For some time now Wayne has been suffering with severe sciatica caused by spinal compression and degradation in his lower back, aggravated by drumming - he has been advised to stop immeidately or undertake very risky surgery.

Commented the band, "This is obviously a real blow for us. Wayne is family and has been integral to the band for such a long time. We've all tried to make this work, truly, but not at the risk of his well-being. Wayne will continue to perform live with Krysthla, and his final show with the band will be 25th November 2017 at Firebug, Leicester.

However, this isn't the end for Krysthla. As one chapter ends, another one begins as the band would like to officially announce and welcome Nicholas Plews (Ahast. Corpsing) as their new drummer.




Bigfoot have announced a UK tour to promote the forthcoming release of their self-titled debut album, which is released on Friday 13th October. The Wigan-based quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in their home territory and are signed to Frontiers Music Srl after two successful self-released EPs.

New single 'The Fear' was written shortly after the release of the second EP and Sam Millar describes it as "a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over."

You can see Bigfoot live around the UK here: Sound Control, Manchester – Album Launch Event – (14th October), Fat Lils Witney (19th October), Underworld, London (26th October), Yardbirds, Grimsby (28th October), Eleven, Stoke (2nd November), 03.11.17 CARDIFF Fuel, Cardiff (3rd November), The Station, Cannock (4th November), Queen Vic, South Shields (5th November), Hard Rock Café, Glasgow (9th November), Corporation, Sheffield (11th November) Winterstorm Festival, Troon (24th November) and La Belle Angele, Edinburgh (25th November)




Progressive, sludge, horror synth outfit Upcdownc have shared the latest taster from their upcoming album 'I, Awake' in the form of the intense drone filled animated video for Adrift (Parts 1 & 2).

On 'I, Awake' the band were heavily influenced by composers such as Fabio Frizzi and John Carpenter alongside the Shogun Assassin soundtrack, which led to the use of synthesizers on the album. Guitarist Chris Garth adds, 'we liked the idea of lots of small sections put together in bigger passages so that they form one whole entire piece which doesn't necessarily have to be played in the same order when playing live. We had also started to use loops but wanted to keep things simple so used them more for textures rather than melodies, as we always like to record live with minimal overdubs.'

The concept behind the music and artwork is based on the idea of sleep, dreams, nightmares and fears coupled with extreme anxiety and night terrors. 'I, Awake' explores the transitions between sleep and waking life. Upcoming live shows include: Birthdays, London (15th September), Sticky Mikes, Brighton (16th September), Hijack, Bolougne Sur Mer (20th October) and Music City, Antwerp (22nd October).




On September 15th breaking London rock duo Anavae will be releasing their brand new EP 'Are You Dreaming?' through Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven, which features the lead single 'All Or Nothing'.

Formed of Rebecca Need-Menear (vocals) and Jamie Finch (guitar), the band fuse the melodic intensity of Nothing But Thieves with the alt-rock sass of Paramore, developing a fresh and powerful sound that is loaded with personality, memorable hooks and standout vocals.

In 2011 the pair began their journey, writing music they love and creating a sound that they had always envisioned, inspired by their shared adoration of Sci-fi, film and art. "The songs come from what we're feeling, hating, loving. A lot of my lyrics are about a personal identity crisis. What it means to be human and the point of existence. How to exist, why to, not wanting to. We're inspired by anything and everything" explains Rebecca.




Into The Unknown release their debut album 'Out of The Shadows' on 20th October. The band are Influenced by Nightwish, Guns N' Roses and Adele among others and their sound is unique.

The core of the band is vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, with Guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers. Together they have penned all the original songs on the album.

The album features 9 new songs written by the group plus 2 covers - 'Don't Pay The Ferryman' (Chris de Burgh) which Lionheart have recently covered - and 'Wrecking Ball' (Miley Cyrus).



More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 15th September 2017...



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