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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

 

 

 

Negura Bunget – new album development & other details

The work on the first part of the Transilvanian Trilogy, entitled Tău is progressing well. They started the pre-production for a while, and plan to begin recordings in their very own Negura MUSIC  studio in September.

Naturally they teamed up with long time friend and visual artist Dan Florin Spataru / Encoil MARK for the graphical presentation of the album. As Tău is the very first new full length material released with Prophecy Productions, you can expect some spectacular productions. On the more complex visual side, the non-narrative movie is also progressing towards a spiritual interpretation of the Transilvanian nature, under the masterful supervision of their friend and multimedia artist Daniel Dorobantu

For the audio parts Negura teamed up with Mr. Mihai Neagoe / Mtz for the recording and mixing of the album. After working for years along them and other bands on tours and festivals and completing his master degree on Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College in Dublin / Ireland, he now joins Negura and Negura MUSIC studios full time as the official, in-house sound producer & engineer.

Negură Bunget is now endorsed by US cymbal makers Saluda – custom cymbals for custom musicians and Czech Drumsticks makers Pellwood – professional drumsticks with constant weight and further endorsements will be announced soon!

Upcoming gigs

13/09/2012 – Osnabrück (DE) – Bastard Club – www.bastard-club.blog.de
14/09/2012 – Koln (DE) – Essigfabrik – www.essig-fabrik.de
15/09/2012 – Dettelbach (DE) – Fimbul Festival – www.fimbul-festival.de
06/10/2012 – Plzen (CZ) – Phantoms of Pilsen – www.phantomsofpilsen.cz
27/10/2012 – Winsen (DE) – Halloween Festival
28/10/2012 – Munchen (DE) – Backstage – www.backstage.eu
25/01/2013 – Stavanger (NO) – Hostile Terrortory – 

www.facebook.com/HostileTerrortory

If you would like to stay in contact with the band, please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/negurabunget

Cine vrea sa fie bassist in formatia Psychogod ?

Candidatii trebuie sa fie seriosi, sa-si cunoasca bine instrumentul, sa-si poata plati partea financiara (sala, inregistrari, materiale promotionale, studio, deplasarile in tara si in strainatate). Detinerea unui amp de bass este deasemenea un avantaj in alegerea pe care o vor face.

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