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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Stone Circle Crowdfunding For New EP!









Stone Circle announces crowdfunding campaign to record EP in 2016






Progressive metal band Stone Circle (UK) has set up a crowdfunding campaign to aid their next recording, to be done at Bandit Studios (with producer Jonny Renshaw - guitarist for Devil Sold His Soul, ex Mahumodo). The EP will be their 5th release to date and Stone Circle are calling on fans to help contribute towards the recording, including limited edition signed copies of the EP upon its release on pre-order. The band are hoping to raise £1500 to cover the full cost of recording and mastering.




www.indiegogo.com/projects/stone-circle-ep-metal




Stone Circle has had several accolades from the press, including Terrorizer Magazine stating: “What with Opeth going all 'full-prog' on us, the time couldn’t be better for a new band to take up the mantle of king purveyors of intelligent, melodic and progressively-minded death metal.” Metal Hammer gave the group 8/10 for their performance at UKTechfest “...Their Opeth and Enslaved-inspired metal is a welcome change for the bill and expertly executed.” Their next release promises to maintain their Progressive Metal edge while staying true to the nature of progressive music.










About the band:


Stone Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the line-up became complete in 2005 with the addition of Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars). Over this time the band developed their sound into the progressive metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more.

In 2006 Stone Circle recorded their first EP - Parchment - with Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for Sikth). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release.

After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then worked on their first full-length album, also recorded with Dominic Young, in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was released at the end of 2010 through Glasstone Records.

Additionally, Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, becoming the first band of the genre to be included in the institution's showcase collection.

Stone Circle released their fourth (self-titled) release in Terrorizer Magazine at the end of 2014 and are currently working on material for their next EP, scheduled for recording in 2016.

Stone Circle has had several notable performances, including supporting: Orange Goblin, Evil Scarecrow, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Breed 77, Ill Nino, Sylosis, Abhorrent Decimation and festival appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Download Festival, UKTechfest & Mammothfest.




Recommended if you like:
Opeth, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Katatonia, Enslaved, Mastodon, Porcupine Tree, Cult of Luna, Bloodbath, Amorphis








Contact Details:

Booking - Origin Agency bookings@theoriginagency.co.uk

Press - BJF Media Judith Fisher judith.f@hotmail.co.uk

Band/Management - info@stonecirclemetal.co.uk
Website - www.stonecirclemetal.com

EPK - http://i35675.wixsite.com/stone-circle-epk

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Weesp Live Album Teaser & New Tour Announced!



Live Album Teaser Plus New European Tour Dates for Space Rockers!


Alternative electro hard rockers, Weesp from Minsk are keeping the momentum going since the successful release of their high impact debut alum, 'The Void' last year. The album displayed an array of infectious and electrifying hits, such as singles, 'Murderers' and 'Solar Empire' which featured Cory Brandan of American metalcore band, Norma Jean. The band are also known for their energetic outstanding shows, so its no wonder they have decided to release 'The Void' Live in concert, filmed in Minsk to capture this. 

Check out the exciting and epic teaser now below!






I suggest you catch Weesp live for yourselves, and luckily have have just announced a new European tour:



13.10 Berlin - Slaughterhouse http://slaughterhouse-berlin.de/

15.10 Hamburg - Grüner Jäger http://www.gruener-jaeger-stpauli.de

18.10 Prague - Lucerna Music Bar http://www.musicbar.cz/

19.10 Krakow - Jazz Rock Cafe http://www.jazzrockcafe.pl/

21.10 Wroclaw - Firlej http://www.firlej.wroc.pl/

22.10 Zyrardow - Zentrum kultury

23.10 Warsaw - Club Rock http://clubrock.cupsell.pl/



Keep an eye out for more updates on 'The Void' Live Album release! Also more good news, as once they have finished touring they will begin work on their next album! 


http://weesp.bandcamp.com/album/the-void

https://www.facebook.com/weespband/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-void/id1021337146

Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Music: HEATH - Old Town Single Review


Old Town cover art


Heath is a recently formed act, which consists of the multi-skilled singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Peter Hewison, who is based in Manchester, UK. Heath's debut EP is currently in production, but this new song, 'Old Town' gives us a taste of what is to come...

'Old Town' is a blissful reminiscent indie alt rock number, which is a joy to listen to especially with Peter's soft and soothing voice, paired with ambient effective tones and sounds to accompany which make for a very alluring offering. With this new single and the previously released, 'Back Up Now' it is evident that Peter is a brilliant musician and can inject soul and passion into this beautiful chilled out rock. This is the perfect preview that will certainly charm and interest the masses.

If you liked this track, luckily we don't have to wait long until the next, as he will be releasing new song, 'Whiskey Skies' soon.

In the meantime check out new single 'Old Town':





Previously released song, 'Back Up Now':






fb: www.facebook.com/weareheath
tw: @heathbanduk
https://heathbanduk.bandcamp.com/releases

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mammothfest Brighton To Support Hospice Following Passing of Tom Searle From Architects - Please share!



MAMMOTHFEST 2016 TO SUPPORT MARTLETS HOSPICE FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC PASSING OF TOM SEARLE FROM ARCHITECTS
THIS A CALL TO ALL BANDS/LABELS/MAGAZINES etc to send MAMMOTHFEST some prizes they can raffle off to help raise as much money as possible.



Tom Searle of metal band Architects - RIP



The Mammothfest team in Brighton have been deeply moved by the passing of Tom Searle of Architects recently. He spent his last days being cared for by the incredible people at Martlets hospice, a charity that rely on donations to continue to help those in need through their last days.
Stephen Dickson, Mammothfest director commented: "Firstly we send our love and compassion to the band and their families at this difficult time.


Having personally witnessed the passing of my best friend and Mammothfest business partner Rik Mosquero in 2013 after months in a hospice, we know just how tough a journey it is. It is fucking brutal so we are compelled to do something positive to put some back. The people in hospices are on another level, the care they give is so amazing so Architects and Martlets have got our complete support.

We have therefore invited Martlets hospice down to have a stall for the weekend and we will be holding daily raffles so we can try to raise as much money as possible. This is where we ask everyone around the world to chip in and help the cause!"

MAMMOTHFEST are asking you all, yes you bands, labels, magazines, printing companies and other - whatever it may be - if you have something that can be raffled, send it to the address below asap:


MAMMOTHFEST
3B Highcroft Villas
Brighton
BN1 5PS

Every prize will be raffled and every single penny raised will go directly to the hospice.

Cut off point is 20/09/2016 to submit prizes.




If you are unable to attend or send prizes for the raffle but want to support this incredible charity/cause then please donate at the following just giving page:

www.justgiving.com/thomassearle

MAMMOTHFEST.
www.mammothfest.uk



Please share and help raise for Martlets!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

NEW MUSIC: Murmur Tooth - The Room EP Review

The Room EP cover art


Berlin based Brit trio have just released a new EP, titled 'The Room', having only formed earlier this year by Leah Hinton (Guitars/Vocals) of innovative metal band, El Schlong. Again this isn't a standard rock sound, as they have blended grunge and pop to give them an unique edge, with a hint of grimy bleakness and a dash of beautiful lightness, to keep everyone happy or sad, whichever you prefer...

Opening song, 'Knees Are Clean' is a tense shiny grunge tune, and quickly asserts their unusual sound, making a good first impression, especially with varied vocals and dynamic melodic instruments with a gritty fuzzy feel.

The short creepy 'Bumps' sounds more downbeat and unhinged with memorable dark toned guitars, and again hard hitting vocal harmonies, and shows off their changeable mood swings.

'And I Wait' is a perfect balance of dark and light. It has drawn out effective vocals and one of the best stand out chorus's so far, along with driving rhythmic riffs and bass, and a stripped back breakdown, before kicking off again in a full happy grunge fashion.

To close is the lengthy 'Waste Away' which is alarming and alluring, created largely through the vocals and distorted guitars, as well as powerful build ups and yet more strong harmonies and beats. This is very well composed, like the previous offerings and adds extra depth with the use of effects. This makes a big impact and is memorable way to finish the EP, with lasting lingering effects, particularly with stark lyrics like, "The aching of bones and the smell of decay, wrap up warm or you'll never wake".

Their clever moulding of the sludgy gloomy side of grunge and more hopeful upbeat pop sounds works wonders, and makes for a compelling and refreshing listen throughout. You should happily sink your teeth into this!



Listen and download the EP for free here!  https://murmurtooth.bandcamp.com/releases




http://murmurtooth.com
https://www.facebook.com/murmurtooth
https://twitter.com/MurmurTooth
https://soundcloud.com/murmurtooth


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Stencil Mag - Issue 38 - July/August 2016 - Feat Billy Talent, Breaking Benjamin, Atreyu & More!




Check out the latest packed issue of Stencil Mag! It includes my reviews of Chelsea Grin, Milestones and Hunter Dumped Us Here as well as some of my intros I done for the interviews, including Vanna, The Bouncing Souls and more! This issue actually contains more reviews than normal too, so make sure you have a read and discover some new music! Unfortunately I was busy, as went on holiday, so didn't manage to contribute as much as normally do!

See all my reviews here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue38/155

What are you waiting for check all this out & more!

 https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue38


Sunday, 7 August 2016

NEW MUSIC: Convey - 'Nothing But A Love Song' Single Review







Convey is an alternative post rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA, but originally from Boston who formed back in 2009, but have only just unveiled their first official release with single, 'Nothing But A Love Song'...luckily for us. They have a vast collection of influences helping them to create their own driving and fresh sound, including Muse, Tool, Deftones and Queens Of The Stone Age.

The long wait has paid off for the band, as this debut is extremely melodic, beautiful and powerful, with hard hitting vocals and bouncy groovy riffs, all wrapped up in perfect production and complimenting ambient and atmospheric tones throughout. They have hit the mark, as you are instantly hooked and captivated from the start to finish, with a song that the masses should 'love'.


Check out the single for yourself: https://soundcloud.com/convey/nothing-but-a-love-song







Fortunately we don't have to wait long to hear more from this exciting band, as they are releasing another single next month. So keep an eye out and visit their site for updates.