Soul Thieves – The Prowlers album available for free download

Soul ThievesOn their 10th anniversary of their debut album, the Italian Power Metal band The Prowlers has made available for free download for all their fans the debut album.

All you have to do is the enter their official website and click the link available there. If you’ve already read so far, don’t forget to give them a Like on their Facebook page.

A review of their debut album you can read on Metal Observer and if you’re looking for official merchandise, you can take a look on their shop.

DirtyFest – 12 si 13 iulie la Seini

DirtyFest-2013

Asa cum e traditia, dupa un turneu national, DIRTY SHIRT organizeaza un festival “acasa” la Seini (Maramures). Festivalul va avea loc in aer liber, in curtea liceului Ion Ionescu de la Brad, toate facilitatile fiind gratuite: camping in parcul liceului, dusuri, toalete etc…

In program, trupe “spuma de pe crema” rockului din Nord Vestul tarii:

VINERI 12 IULIE:
Guerrillas: http://guerrillas.ro/
Ultimu Nivel: http://ultimunivel.ro/
Radical Acoustic: https://www.facebook.com/RadicalAcoustic
The Hourglass: http://www.the-hourglass.com/
AnySound: https://www.facebook.com/AnySound.Band

SAMBATA 13 IULIE:
Dirty Shirt: www.dirty-shirt.com
Ska-nk: https://www.facebook.com/skaaaa.nk
Vespera: https://www.facebook.com/VesperaRomania
Sky Swallows Challenger: http://skyswallowschallenger.com/
Endless Fear: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Endless-Fear/351293298245514

SUPORT:
20/zi
30/festival

Vor fi doua zile de petrecere rock, asa cum doar in Maramu’ se pot face.

Filmari de la editia 2010:

Dirty Shirt – Saraca Inima Me:

At Dirty Fest 2010:


Mergem la Dirty Fest:

Daca vrei sa-ti incerci norocul, poti castiga invitatii la festival participand la evenimentul de pe Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/341225125980806/

Concertul URIAH HEEP de la Bucuresti, in memoria basistului TREVOR BOLDER

In urma cu cateva zile, faimoasa trupa rock Uriah Heep anunta cu mare tristete despartirea de bunul lor prieten- Trevor Bolder, celebrul basist care s-a stins la varsta de 62 de ani după o lupta uimitoare cu cancerul. Agravarea starii de sanatate produsa la finalul anului 2012, l-a determinat pe artist sa se retraga, predand cu incredere stafeta actualului basist, Dave Rimmer.

Aceasta pierdere uriasa nu i-a impiedicat insa pe membrii grupului Uriah Heep sa isi desfasoare programul turneului deja stabilit. Artistii vor sustine in continuare seria concertelor incluse in cadrul turneului din acest an.

Incepand cu 1 iunie, artistii vor concerta pe marile scene din Germania, Austria si Ungaria, urmand ca pe 11 iunie legendara trupa sa se reintalneasca cu fanii din Romania in cadrul unui show de zile mari, un eveniment exploziv ce se va desfasura pe scena Arenelor Romane din Bucuresti incepand cu orele 20:00. Cele doua ore de concert de la Bucuresti, vor fi dedicate exclusiv basistului Trevor Bolder, un prieten extrem de apropiat si in acelasi timp un coleg desavarsit care le-a fost alaturi timp de 37 de ani.

Melodiile arhicunoscute care fac permanent inconjurul lumii, amprentate de Uriah Heep in cei peste 44 de ani de activitate cum sunt July Morning”, ”Lady in Black” ,” Rain”, ”One Day sau Easy Livin vor fi nelipsite din setlist-ul concertului de la care fanii rock-ului nu trebuie sa lipseasca.

Biletele pentru show-ul Uriah Heep au preturi variabile in functie de categoria de loc, respectiv Cat. III – 50 lei, Cat. II – 70 lei si Cat.I – 100 lei. Acestea pot fi achizitionate din reteaua Vreau Bilet – standul din Unirea Shopping Center etj.2, de la orice magazin EuroGsm, precum si din reteaua Eventim , iar online prin www.vreaubilet.ro si www.eventim.ro.

Uriah Heep poster

DIRTY SHIRT va lansa un nou album intitulat “Freak Show”

Trupa DIRTY SHIRT a terminat inregistrarile pentru noul album in studiourile “Targ3″t si “P4S”. Mixajul si masteringul vor fi realizate de Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo in  celebrul studio “The Hobby Shop” din Los Angeles.

Albumul, intitulat “FREAK SHOW“, va contine 11 piese si va fi lansat cu un turneu in 2013.

Cei ce doresc, pot deja comanda albumul precum si package-uri interesante la adresa: http://dirty-shirt.com/project.html

Primul single va fi chiar piesa de titlu, Freak Show, va fi lansat cu un videoclip in noiembrie. Album complet de poze de la filmarea videoclipului poate fi accesat pe pagina lor de Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151098590798394.459020.247828418393&type=1

Aici aveti linkul cu o filmare ne-editata, destul de haioasa, cu scena finala (spartul televizorului) a clipului:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2269677559118

Coperta a fost realizata de Costin Chioreanu, Twilight13Media care a realizat deja lucrari pentru nume mari ale scenei muzicale (Mayhem, Darkthrone, Grave, Luna Amara, White Walls etc.) si este o adevarata opera de arta, pastrand spiritul Dirty Shirt si aducandu-i un suflu nou.

Albumul este mixat de catre Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo, la West 118 Studio, Los Angeles, SUA.

Daca Mihai Tivadar are dreptate, atunci trebuie sa ne asteptam ca din cele 11 piese, 6-7 sa fie potentiale hituri.

Conform traditiei din ultimii cinci ani, trupa DIRTY SHIRT organizeaza un mini-turneu caritativ in Nord-Vestul Romaniei: “Mos Craciun e Rocker“. Va fi un bun prilej de a promova primul single, alaturi de Ultimu’ Nivel, Targ3t si Sky Swallows Challenger, ultimele doua trupe aflandu-se in turneul de promovare al noului lor album.

Mai multe detalii gasiti pe:
www.dirty-shirt.com
www.facebook.com/dirtyshirtoriginal

DIRTY SHIRT - Freak Show

Do you know what Black Metal stands for?

Tonight I’ve found a new and improved in-depth documentary capturing the dark, mystical and evil history of the Black Metal genre. Based on Scandinavian Viking lore, Black Metal borrows from ancient Viking melodies, lyrics and mythology dating back to the 11th century.

If you have time (it’s about 1h and 15 minutes long), I encourage you to watch it and comment. The documentary is based on interviews with: Bjorn Almar (organizer Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot), Rimfrost, Svartahrid, Vreid, Mordichrist,Watain, Ondskapt, Shining.

Where Angels Suffer UK Tour 2012 News

Where Angels Suffer is a Supergroup that features 2 ex-members of W.A.S.P. -

Chris Holmes : Guitar

An original member of W.A.S.P Holmes has etched out a Stellar Career which can be traced back to the early days of metal that infiltrated L.A. and the Sunset Strip. A California native himself Holmes is also well known for his role in The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years and other projects both in film and music playing with the A list of metal. As featured on albums such as the legendary self-titled debut W.A.S.P., The Last Command, Inside The Electric Circus, Live In The Raw, Double Live Assassins, The Sting, Kill F*ck Die & The Headless Children

Stet Howland: Drums

In his later role in W.A.S.P, Stet became a key component as drummer. In addition to W.A.S.P the ever active Howland’s resume includes Temple of Brutality, RUN 21, Killing Machine, Belladonna, Blackfoot and Lita Ford to name, just a few. Howland resides in Florida with his own recording studio to keep him busy on a variety of projects including a reality show which he is in the process of launching.

Then there’s:

Rich Lewis, a longtime friend, was a natural choice for front man as he is a key component in the chemistry of the band. He has played alongside many greats artists including Ravencraft with Jeff Young (Megadeth). Lewis’s natural talent, broad range and unique voice which encompass the Metal sound are what cemented his spot as front man. His vocals only need to be heard to be believed. His influences can be heard in his vocals as he effortlessly can adapt to a variety of styles. He has been compared to greats like Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Lawless, but you really can’t compare Lewis to anyone because he has made his own path in the industry of Metal.

Steve Unger who played with Metal Church is a talented Bassist in his own right and his contribution to the Where Angels Suffer project completes the dynamic which makes these dynamic band mates such a huge success. Unger who played for Metal Church, was a big part of the Seattle band and his contributed a lot to their long success over the years. Work on Where Angels Suffer links Unger to former band.The new album he believes will be one of the best culminations of talent the metal scene has seen in a long time.

Where Angels Suffer is a project that is long over due. This all-star band of Metal Royalty has come together to create a new album, encompassing the essence of great Metal Rock bands. The project came naturally, as previous members of W.A.S.P. the artists share a unique style and talent that will be showcased on this exciting album. The band, comprised of Chris Holmes, Stet Howland, Steve Unger and Rich Lewis, will embrace their metal history while simultaneously astounding their fans with ground breaking original songs that could have only by created by the exceptional chemistry and passion these professional musicians discovered when they came together in their new creative endeavor Where Angels Suffer.

PurgaTOURy Part 2 2012

Featuring Rich Lewis (Animal), Chris Holmes (WASP), Steve Unger (Metal Church) and Stet Howland (WASP, Lita Ford, Blackfoot and 10,000 Views)

November 28th 2012 – Robin 2, Bilston (Support from Mothers Ruin and NG26)

November 29th 2012 – Golden Diamond, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Notts (Support from Wraith and Slander)

November 30th 2012 – The Hairy Dog, Derby (Support from Wraith)

December 1st 2012 – The Gasworks, Bradford (Support from Mothers Ruin and NG26)

December 3rd 2012 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (Support from I.C.O.N. and DEV,ILMAYCRY)

December 4th 2012 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (Support from I.C.O.N. and DEV,ILMAYCRY)

December 5th 2012 – The Lomax, Liverpool (Support from I.C.O.N. and Slander)

December 6th 2012 – The Riverside Bar, Selby (Support from Slander and Ryker Seer)

December 7th 2012 – Hog & Hosper, Pontypool (Support from Slander and Twisted Species)

December 8th 2012 – The Square, Harlow (Support from Mothers Ruin and Slander)

December 9th 2012 – Ye Olde Salutation, Nottingham (Support from Wraith and NG26)

December 10th 2012 – Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford (Support from Kamikaze Hotshot and Wrecklass Necklass)

December 11th 2012 – Give It Some Welly, Hull (Support from Kamikaze Hotshot and Defy All Reason)

December 12th 2012 – Yardbirds, Grimsby (Support from Wraith and I.C.O.N.)

December 13th 2012 – The Railway, Bolton (Support from I.C.O.N.)

December 14th 2012 – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield (Support from Wraith and Slander)

December 15th 2012 – London All Dayer (Venue To Be Confirmed)

IF ANY MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE INTERESTED INTERVIEWING THE BAND THERE IS A LIMIT OF TWO PRESS AND TWO PHOTO PASSES PER VENUE. Please contact Andy Turner at ppmanagement@hotmail.co.uk. This is on a first come first served basis.

Tickets prices vary depending upon the venue, please check the venues website or contact the venue directly.

Negură Bunget – Transilvanian Legacy – US tour report

Text by Negura Bunget / Negru.

The people: We had little expectations getting to the US and Canada, but to our surprise the people were more than friendly everywhere, sometimes annoyingly polite and open, and human interactions were always easy and pleasant to make. People seem to speak out directly everything there is on their mind, as opposed to a more introspective approach you find in Europe. Although we were to a lot of places we never felt unsafe to be, and never had any problems with missing things. 

The audience: The same was with the audience at our gigs. Not much different from what we got in Europe, just a bit more open and direct. I was nice to see the same diversity as way more than the regular meatheads showed up at the gigs. We meet a lot of old friends and also made a lot of new ones! We thank everybody that showed up to the gigs! 

The bands: We played the tour along two Canadian bands, Wolven Ancestry for the first part of the tour and then Eclipse Eternal until the end. It was an honor to share the stage with both, and we are grateful to them for all the help and support. A special mention goes to Mark Howitt, the singer of Wolven Ancestry and the main organizer of the tour. 

The gigs: Similar to Europe were the gigs also. Some were small, some bigger than we expected. Overall we are more that satisfied with the turnouts we had throughout the tour. Some of the venues were quite different compared with European ones, in terms of technical arrangements and band facilities, but we are used with everything so we adapted easily. 

MDF: Maryland Deathfest was the highlight of the tour. It all started from it, and then was for sure the climax of the whole tour. It was quite hectic and chaotic experiencing it overall, completely different from the European festivals we were familiar with, but things magically aligned on their proper place during the performance, which turned out to be one of the most powerful performances we ever put as a band. If nothing else and the whole tour would have been worth if only for it. But there were so many other equally meaningful experiences. 

The places: US and Canada are both vast. We traveled huge distances between gigs and experienced a variety of landscapes: from the vast fir tree forest in the North of Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, the overwhelming Niagara falls, The Rocky Mountains up to the plains of Oregon and California, the Gigantic Sequoia trees, the Atlantic Ocean, then the desert in Nevada and Arizona, The Grand Canyon. Is has been a lot to grasp in such a short period of time, but I’m sure we’ll digest everything in time and discover the right meanings out of everything.

The weather: It all started quite brutal with some snow storms in Canada, then a lot of rains until we got to the US, when it suddenly changed to increasingly overwhelming heat in California, then Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida. It was hard to experience so much humidity. The pool parties were a well deserved compensation for everything, and fortunately many of the hotels we stayed at had them. 

The food: US is for sure not a healthy place to be in. You have to put a lot of effort to find decent quality food. The meals are quite different from European ones, and although the size is always bigger, the quality is way lower. Some of the food combinations we experienced were awful (tacos, boiled peanuts, pancakes and sausages.). We made a pact to have this tour a fast food free one, and I’m happy to say we managed to achieve that almost entirely. It was hard, and quite expensive sometimes, it but it was well worth. 

The drinks: Same quantity over quantity rule goes for the drinks. You can find all kinds of artificially flavored drinks while normal water is undrinkable. Bottled water is just normal water a bit filtered, and not spring water as it is in Europe. There’s no sparking water available, unless you are lucky to find some Perrier. The beer is nothing compared with European one. We couldn’t find a bottle of Absinth throughout the whole tour. There’s also an obsession with ice we never experienced before. Ice is everywhere and every drink can have it. Ice dispersers are everywhere. 

The roads: The highway system all over US and Canada was impressive. Although even more complex than the European one, it allowed us to travel fast and easy without any problems. 700 or 800 km from one concert to the next one, day after day, was possible and we did it a lot.

Overall: It was for sure one of the most intense experience for us as a band. We had plenty of experiences touring Europe which now came handy a lot of times, but this tour took things to an even higher level. There were of course some tense moments, a lot of tiredness and stress, but we managed to survive everything. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. It took us a long time to get here, but when we did, we did it thoroughly: 33 dates in 40 days, more than 20.000 km driving on our own, circling the entire US and Canada from to East to West and then back again. We wouldn’t change a thing to this experience as is all shaped as it was supposed to be. If we would have the chance to do it again we would do it without any regrets. We are proud that we succeed in this life change endeavor.

Photo report: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150763195284708.432540.313793069707&type=3