SEVEN WITCHES RETURN WITH SEVENTH ALBUM OVERALL, ‘DEADLY SINS’ VIA SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS NOVEMBER 20TH 2007
EXCLUSIVE PRE RELEASE DIGITAL CONTEST AT GROOVE JUNCTION ONE
With a release date of November 20th, the completed album and artwork will also be released as a digital download – at
midnight Oct 31st (Halloween) to be exact – exclusively at
www.groovejunctionone.com.And here’s more reason to buy early – a contest has been set up – which runs from midnight 10/31 to midnight 11/20.
Everyone that purchases the entire new album digitally within the two weeks prior to street date is automatically entered into the contest, there will be two winners drawn, with the lucky winners being contacted via e-mail on 11/21.
The prize will include seven titles from the Seven Witches/Jack frost catalog, including:
SW- Xiled To Infinity And One
SW- Year Of The Witch
SW- Passage To The Other Side
SW- Years Of The Witch (DVD)
SW- Deadly Sins (CD copy)
JF- Out In The Cold
JF- Raise Your Fist To Metal
In addition to Frost’s impressive six string skills, the album features two other metal giants in their respective fields – ex-Hades/Watchtower vocalist Alan Tecchio (who also appeared on Seven Witches’ ‘Amped’ release), as well as Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Anthrax bassist Joey Vera.
‘Deadly Sins’ turned out to be one of the trickiest Seven Witches releases to complete – a solid year in the making – due to the fact that it is a concept record (based on the “7 Sins of Mahatma Gandhi”).
Additionally, other musicians lent a hand, including bassists Clint Arent (of Pain Museum), Kevin Bolembach (ex Non Fiction), and a drummer who goes by the nom de plum of ‘Troll.’
Frost (who also co-produced the album, along with Joey Vera who also mixed the release) is proud of this lofty metallic accomplishment – “This is a major up step or us. A masterpiece that we all put our hearts and souls into.
This record never gives you time to sleep, as its on 11 from the start to the end, truly the best work of my career.”
Get ready to soon hear the sonic proof yourself.
Check out the jukebox that contains streaming audio to entire release.
Web Link: http://promo.letstalkmetal.com/seven_witches/jukeboxUsername: sevenwitches
Seven Witches “Deadly Sins” tracklisting:
1. Deadly Sins
8. Man of the Millennium
10. The Answer
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I must admit that Mower is far better than I ever could have expected. Pinpointing the band’s style is a little more difficult than I expected. There are elements of hardcore, a little bit thrash, mixed with a little bit of stoner rock for good measure. Within the songs, I can hear elements of early Metallica fused with Anthrax, Rob Zombie and a small dash of Black Sabbath. The energy in the songs captivates my ears with every spin.
While I release this type of rock may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Mower’s latest CD, Not For You is one worth checking out. My favorite cuts so far are American Psycho, Look Away, U-Turn, Road Rage, and the thrashing cover of California Dreamin’.
Mower is the second metal band that I have heard lately using a dual vocal approach (the first being Atreyu.) The mixture of Brian Sheerin and Dominic Moscatello is a little different than Atreyu’s approach. One singer is all metal, the other is hardcore. It makes for an intersting mix.
Not For You is a short listen. It has 15 songs clocking in at roughly 39 minutes. Most of the songs here are less than 3 minutes in length. To me, it is the shorter length on the songs that makes this disc more listenable. If you like you music on the heavier side, Mower may be an act for you to get a quick Metal fix.
Rating: Out of 10
1. American Psycho
2. Road Rage
3. 10′ X 10′
4. The End
5. Look Away
6. Broken Hands
8. General Admission
11. Not For You
12. L.A. Riot
15. California Dreamin’
Platinum rock band Drowning Pool is a band on a mission. Immediately following the successful launch of their “This Is For the Soldiers Tour”, the Texas rockers have stepped it up with Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), actively campaigning for better mental health care for U.S. Troops on Capitol Hill. Drowning Pool and IAVA presented Representative Patrick Murphy with a petition containing 25,000 signatures in support of the Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007. Murphy, who is the first Iraq veteran to serve in Congress, is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which requires mandatory mental health care screening for returning troops. He served in Baghdad in 2003-2004 as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Drowning Pool and IAVA first joined forces to launch the “This Is For The Soldiers” campaign and accompanying website www.thisisforthesoldiers.org, which continues to ask supporters to sign an online petition urging Congress to pass the Lane Evans bill. The group has been instrumental in involving their young fans in the political process and they challenge their fellow recording artists to show their support for our troops.
“It’s exciting to be on Capitol Hill with a rock band to raise awareness about this urgent issue. Tens of thousands of people from across the country have stepped up to help us support the troops,” said Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA Executive Director. “More than 1.5 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and almost a third of them will face a serious mental health issue, ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to depression. It’s critical that we get these troops the help they need now and the Lane Evans Bill is a major step in that direction. We are honored to work with Representative Murphy and Drowning Pool to get this important legislation passed.”
To view footage from the press conference click here: http://www.ivpnewmedia.com/10thst/dpvideo/pc.htm
Drowning Pool is a longtime supporter of the troops. The band’s current single “Soldiers” pays homage to our Armed Forces and their current “This Is For The Soldiers Tour” donates one dollar of every ticket sold to IAVA and the USO, while encouraging young fans to support the cause. The band has been a favorite of U.S. troops, performing USO tours in Iraq, Kuwait and South Korea.
Drowning Pool’s lead vocalist Ryan McCombs says, “It’s an honor and a privilege to work on something as important as this legislation.”
The Lane Evans Bill would help troops and veterans get mental health care in the following ways:
-Require in-person mental health screening for returning combat veterans
-Extend the window for Veterans Affairs mental health treatment
-Establish a registry to track Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to monitor their health and benefit use
-Improve the transferability of military records from Department of Defense to Veterans Affairs
IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, is the nation’s first and largest organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, representing more than 60,000 members and civilian supporters in all 50 states. For more information visit www.iava.org.
L-R: Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool); Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool); Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill; Rob Timmons, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Todd Bowers, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool); Mike Luce (Drowning Pool).
From L-R Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-PA; Rob Timmons, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool); Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool); CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool); Mike Luce (Drowning Pool).