Nightmare Records welcomes SEVEN KINGDOMS to the fold

Nightmare Records would like to welcome Florida-based female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS to the fold. Recently Nightmare records inked a deal with Seven Kingdoms to release their upcoming “self titled” album Seven Kingdoms due to hit streets July 13th worldwide via Nightmare Records and associated distribution partners.

Nightmare Records owner and prog power vocalist Lance King was impressed with the bands vocal siren Sabrina Valentine, her unique, warm and melancholic melodic sense combined with this speedy power metal band  should please fans that are into the sound of Evanesence, Nightwish, Iced Earth, Within Temptation, Epica and Blind Guardian. Seven Kingdoms was formed in Deland, Florida in 2007 by Camden Cruz and Bryan Edwards. After forming the bands initial lineup they entered  Morrisound Recording Studios in August 2007 they finished production on their debut self financed independent release, “Brothers of the Night”  lyrically inspired from the literary works of George R. Martin.

Playing shows throughout the southeastern region of the United States, the band share the stage with bands Sonata Arctica, The Agonist, Stephen Pearcey, Circle II Circle. In 2009 the band solidified their lineup and the new and improved Seven Kingdoms finished their self titled sophomore effort again at the well known Morrisound Studios.

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Un nou festival in aer liber: Dirty Fest, Seini, Maramures

In perioada 30-31 iulie, va avea loc la Seini (judetul Maramures) festivalul Dirty Fest.

Trupe confirmate

Dirty Shirt

Guerrillas
Target
Ultimu Nivel
Smog
Nom
Stand Alone
Pillfed
Crimson

Festivalul se va derula in aer liber, la liceul Ion Ionescu de la Brad

BILETE
15 Lei/Zi, 25 Lei/Festival (20 Lei cu rezervare)
Biletele se pot cumpara direct la festival

Rezervari pana joi 29 iulie, prin email la info@dirty-shirt.com (nume, prenume, oras, persoane)

FACILITATI
– camping gratuit
– dusuri
– toalete

INFO
www.estvest.org

Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way has completed the tracking for their new CD, to be released late Spring by Nightmare Records

The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany.
The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, A Manifesto For Domination. It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam), as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame. “We’re incredibly excited about the new material,” said guitarist Jon Bodan.
“This album is a quantum leap forward for Halcyon Way – the material is both heavier and more aggressive, but it also is far catchier and more melodic at the same time than Manifesto. The guys in the band all stepped their individual games up, and the material is better for it. Lasse did a great job on the production, and we expect the mixdown and mastering process to be completed by the end of February.”
Halcyon Way has appeared live with many bands such as Helloween, Strapping Young Lad, TYR, Kamelot, Symphony X, Doro Pesch, Cathedral, Virgin Black, Samael, Vicious Rumors, Seven Witches, and many others. In addition they have appeared at ProgPower USA on two occasions, and at Rocklahoma 2008 and 2009.
For more information, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Halcyon-Way/20493107797 http://www.twitter.com/halcyonway.

Noul album DIRTY SHIRT: Same Shirt Different Day

La exact 10 ani dupa primul lor album, DIRTY SHIRT anunta lansarea unui nou material in luna februarie 2010, intitulat “Same Shirt Different Day”. Un preview de peste 12 minute este disponibil pe pagina myspace.com/dsromania. Primul videoclip al albumului (Pitbull) va fi disponibil luni 11 ianuarie.

Albumul a fost inregistrat in Franta de Charles Massabo (Kallaghan Studio) si masterizat in SUA, de catre Alan Douches (West West Side Music), presonaj cunoscut in industrie, care a mai lucrat pentru trupe precum Sepultura, Chemical Brothers, Fat Boy Slim, Monster Magnet, Killswitch Engage si nu numai.

Ascultand “Same Shirt Different Day” veti descoperi universal muzical al trupei DIRTY SHIRT, bazat pe sinceritate, spontaneitate si deseori experiente personale: de la copilaria comunista (“Luna”, “Sandu Porcu”), pana la opinii politice actuale (“New Millenium”, “Manifest”), originile romanesti fiind puternic prezente (“UB”, “Bolnav”). Dimensiunea multiculturala apare in piese precum “Pitbull” (cover exploziv dupa Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra) sau “East West”, un featuring cu cinci solisti francezi: Candice (Eths), K-Lee si Daniel (Tripod), Mat (Babylon Pression) si Kallaghan (Sikh).

“Same Shirt Different Day” este un album uman, aratand diferite aspecte ale personalitatii DIRTY SHIRT: haios, agresiv, melancolic, nebun, si de ce nu, cateodata, inteligent. Veti gasi influente din stiluri diverse – metal, industrial, folclor, funk, electro. Muzical, trupa prezinta doi solisti cu stiluri complet diferite (cantand in romana, engleza, franceza si chiar in dialectul tiganilor sarbi), sustinuti de riffuri agresive, linii de bass groovy, tobe percutante si clape atmosferice. Iti va place sau nu, greu de anticipat. Insa in mod cert, nu te vei plictisi!

De asemenea, noul site oficial este online: www.dirty-shirt.com

TRACKLIST

Tell Me Why

Pitbull

Feel It

East West

Feat. Candice (Eths), K-Lee si Daniel (Tripod), Mat (Babylon Pression) si Charles (Sikh)

New Millennium

Manifest

Luna

Gone

Sandu Porcu

Burning

UB

Feat. Charles (Sikh)

Bolnav

INFORMATII ALBUM

Album produs de Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo (Sikh, Hewitt, Babylon Pression) si Mihai Tivadar (Rhetorica, Dirty Shirt).

Inregistrat de Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo @ Kallaghan Studio (Vence, France), asistat de Val Gilbert si Guillaume Dupré. Inregistrari aditionale Mihai Tivadar @ Tripod Studio si Babylon Pression Studio (Marseille, France)

Mixat de Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo @ Kallaghan Studio (Vence, France), asistat de Mihai Tivadar

Masterizat de Alan Douches (Sepultura, Mastodon, Chemical Brothers, Monster Magnet,

Fat Boy Slim, Killswitch Engage…) @ West West Side Music (NY, USA)

Design: Mathieu Pinault (Eths, Babylon Pression, Headcharger…)

Management si Booking: Est-Ouest (asso-estouest.org) si Est-Vest (estvest.org)

ECHOES FROM TRANSCENDENCE EVENING

Pe data de 24 ianuarie, in selecta locatie The Silver Church Club, Calea Plevnei Nr.61, organizatorii Kogaionon & DonisArt prezinta, in premiera, o Seara Speciala dedicata elitei muzicale underground autohtone!

Prima alegere se numeste THY VEILS iar Daniel Dorobantu, mentorul acestui concept, a decis ca pentru aceasta seara sa aduca sub lumina reflectoarelor si pe cativa din colaboratorii cu care a realizat ultimul album. Este vorba de “Mountain and Cloud”, un CD ce a aparut oficial chiar astazi si despre care puteti afla toate detaliile, inclusiv audio, pe http://thyveils.bandcamp.com. Este un material conceptual, ce insumeaza 4 piese, cca o ora, care dezvolta o aura Landscape Music remarcabila! Puteti asculta, in cel mai inspirat si inedit mod, o combinatie stranie de keyboards cu chitara, trompeta, instrumente de percutie indiene, didgeridoo si chiar voci feminine! Sunetul THY VEILS dezvolta o dimensiune misterioasa, greu de patruns sau perceput la o ascultare superficiala insa perfecta pentru  meditatie sau evadare din cotidian! Efectul minimalist al unor instrumente sau sample-uri pune in valoare si mai mult armonia acestui concept muzical care se bazeaza in egala masura si pe latura vizuala, Daniel fiind un artist incontestabil ce stie sa manipuleze imaginea in cea mai abstracta si, poate, retorica forma!

THY VEILS este primul proiect Dark Ambient infiintat in Romania, in urma cu 15 ani, iar cel de-al 5-lea album dovedeste o maturitate rarisima pentru intreaga noastra scena Dark Ambient. Este un material ce se adreseaza in principal fanilor trupelor promovate de Cold Meat Industry, Rage in Eden, Cyclic Law, Eibon, dar si tuturor celor ce accepta impletirea de muzica si imagine ca pe o reala si introvertita provocare…

DORDEDUH este o trupa infiintata de Hupogrammos si Sol Faur in urma despartirii de NEGURA BUNGET, in vara anului trecut. Este prima oportunitate pentru fanii Black Metal autohton sa vada la lucru acest nou grup timisorean, intr-o formula extinsa cu invitati diversi. A existat si inca exista o intreaga dezbatere despre existenta sau inexistenta unei continuitati conceptuale intre muzica DORDEDUH si NEGURA BUNGET.

Pana acum nimeni nu a avut ocazia sa afle care este adevarul…

Organizatorii au hotarat impreuna cu muzicienii sa arate, in premiera, tuturor fanilor de sonoritati Metal, care este adevarata identitate DORDEDUH!

Desi trupa este la inceput de drum, casa de discuri germana Prophecy Productions le-a oferit deja un contract, albumul de debut urmand sa apara in acest an. Mai mult, in foarte scurt putin timp va aparea si un EP, format din doua piese distincte, ce vor contura barierele stilistice intre care penduleaza muzica celor doi timisoreni.

DORDEDUH doreste sa arate tuturor ca, in ciuda existentei unei scene Black Metal abundente, unde cantitatea este mai importanta decat calitatea, se poate compune si interpreta intr-un mod elegant, profesionist si sincer muzica in care crede!

Va fi un spectacol de imagine si muzica pe durata a 90 de minute, intr-o maniera mai putin intalnita pentru astfel de sonoritati, atat in Romania cat si in Europa!

Asadar, DORDEDUH va aparea pentru prima data pe scena in seara de 24 ianuarie iar posibila sinergie cu THY VEILS o veti putea descoperi doar atunci, fiind, probabil si unica!

Pentru o initiere in universul ECHOES FROM TRANSCENDENCE EVENING, cei interesati pot sa citeasca un interviu cu THY VEILS realizat in urma cu mai bine de 10 ani, ce trateaza insa teme la fel de actuale cu ale noastre vremuri… Aici se va gasi si posibila explicatie pentru Seara Speciala ce sta sa vina…

http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/revista_kogaionon_full/no_05/revista_kogaionon_no5_015.html

Ultimele noutati despre trupe vor veni curand, prin postarea a doua interviuri realizate in aceasta luna!

Vor mai exista in 2010 si alte Seri Speciale in afara celor anuntate? Raspunsul pe 24 ianuarie, in The Silver Church!

Accesul in sala va fi permis la ora 18.30, unde se va putea urmari cca o ora din spectaculosul DVD AGALLOCH, aparut acum cateva saptamani, o raritate dar si o piesa de colectie pentru toti fanii Dark Metal !

In jurul orei 19.30 prima trupa va urca pe scena, cea de-a doua urmand sa-si termine reprezentatia dupa ora 22.00.

Pretul unui bilet este de 40 lei si se va putea cumpara din Reteaua Diverta,  www.ticketpoint.ro, sau la intrare, in seara evenimentului.

Va asteptam!

…underground will never die!

www.kogaionon.com

www.donisart.ro

TEN YEARS OF ONHEIL – CONTEST!

Dutch Blackened Death/Thrash Metallers ONHEIL are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month. Its members have been musically active longer but it was November 1999 when ONHEIL as a band name was chosen.

The only original member Amok briefly comments: “Especially the first 7 years have been one chaotic hellride. Where bands usually grow and get more professional, we cared more about the alcohol, the women and the metalparties. Good times, but a bit too self-destructive hehe.

But fuck, the band survived it all, got back on track in 2007 and now we are more focused than ever!”

To celebrate the “10 years of ONHEIL” the band has launched a contest in which a price will be given away for each year of their existence. The first 9 winners will receive a signed copy of their latest work, “Razor” which has been released last May by German Record label Cyclone Empire.

Besides the album, the tenth winner will receive a “Razor” T-Shirt or Girlie + a cool full discography package which includes:

  • The “The Threat” Mini CD from 2003
  • The “We Hebben De Hel Gezien” Full-length Demo CD from 2002
  • A newly created copy of their “Sterf” Demo CD from 1999

A great price for die-hard fans as all of these releases have been officially sold out for many years and are well sought-after items by metal collectors.

Competing is easy: Email your answer to this question to contest@onheil.com : “To which album were you listening 10 years ago?

From the answers that are sent in, ONHEIL’s band members will choose their personal favourites and, from those, 10 winners will randomly be picked. The band already likes to add that SLIPKNOT, WILL SMITH and BRITNEY SPEARS will NOT be among the winning answers. Metalheads can send in their emails until the 31st of January 2010.

Onheil’s video for “As Hope Dies” shows a lot of footage that was filmed during the last 10 years. Therefore it might be an appropriate addition to your (web)article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCsaei1aKeg

Short Biography:

After wandering the underground since 1999 and releasing a number of demo’s and a mini CD it is March 2007 when “The new ONHEIL” arises. This new line-up has 3 guitarists and 2 lead vocalists, giving them more possibilities to expand their own unique Blackened Thrash/Death Metal sound.

The return with a new promo CD was received very well and lead to a string of great live shows with bands like IMMORTAL, BELPHEGOR, VADER, WARBRINGER, MAYHEM, ENTOMBED, ROTTING CHRIST, GOD DETHRONED AND AGATHODAIMON. It also brought them a new record deal with German Label Cyclone Empire.

ONHEIL’s album “Razor” got released last May and the reactions have been enormously positive by both fans and critics, often giving the album the highest rating. Currently ONHEIL is playing live shows throughout Europe.

Concert ARCADIA, KREPUSKUL si PILLS OF TRUST

In data de 16 noiembrie 2009, trupele ARCADIA (Firenze, Italia) si KREPUSKUL (Cluj-Napoca) vor concerta in Remember Pub din Cluj-Napoca.

Arcadia este una dintre cele mai cunoscute (la noi) trupe italiene de metalcore si sunt pentru al 4-lea an consecutiv in Romania, avand multe concerte si multi fani pe plaiurile noastre.

Muzica lor poate fi ascultata pe www.myspace.com/arcadiabastardcore

Krepuskul lucreaza in momentul de fata la al doilea album, Game Over, ce va fi disponibil in 2010, iar concertul din 16 noiembrie face parte din turneul national ce are scopul de a promova o parte din piesele de pe viitorul album. Ii gasiti la www.myspace.com/krepuskul

In deschidere vor canta Pills of Trust din Cluj-Napoca

http://www.myspace.com/pillsoftrust

Arcadia Krepukul