Frontiers Records is pleased to unleash today the debut single from DIAMOND DAWN “Take Me Higher” taken from the forthcoming debut album entitled “Overdrive” which will be released on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America. The song can be ordered online through digital shops such as iTunes, Amazon, Emusic etc.
Check out the video clip for “Take Me Higher” below.
Hard Rock Hideout favorites Million Dollar Reload have recently released a brand new video for their song “Broken”. This song comes from Million Dollar Reload’s sophomore effort, A Sinner’s Saint. You can also check out the band’s videos “Bullets In The Sky”, “Blow Me Away”, “Livin In The City” and “The Last Icon”.
We are not sure what to make of the band A Life Divided. The band describes themselves as metal/gothic/electro. We wouldn’t call this hard rock, and it definitely is not metal, and yet, we like this song.
Check out the song “The Last Dance” and let us know what you think.
A Life Divided’s new album will be released January 18th.
Disdained releases a brand new music video for the song “I Live For Your Pain” from the debut album “Kill My Only Enemy”!
Disdained hails from Sweden and its flourishing melodic progressive metal scene. Fronted by the beautiful vocals and mind tearing growls of Therese Thomsson, the mind blowing guitar art of Niklas Dahlin and Johan Hartman while supported by the heavy percussion skills of Johan Persson, the band is a musical force to reckon with.
With lyrics revolving around social and emotional dilemmas and musical arrangements of the darker variety the bands repertoire leaves no mind untouched.
Are you ready for Alpha Tiger? This German metal band is bringing it to you old school with their new video “From Outer Space”. This song is from the band’s up and coming album, Beneath The Surface, due out January 28th, 2013!
Just in time for the start of the Swiss tour and on the last part of their successful “Firebirth” world tour 2012, GOTTHARD heats things up with “Give Me Real” their new fan video!
What usually requires long days of shooting with countless takes was made in Chile in an afternoon “First Take.” The result is pure emotion! Like hardly any other clip it captures the magic between the band, fans and live performance.
The video was shot spontaneously at the start of the Tour during the sound check. It was only the second show with singer Nic Maeder and is the fastest video shoot of the band’s history. The director from South America only needed one run-through. The film was shot in Chile, home of creative TV talent. In addition to the band, two known South American actors can be seen, the only 25-year-old Leon Bravo and the 24-year- old Paula Pardo.
“We were immediately enthusiastic about the idea when the director came up with the idea of making the clip on tour in Chile” says bassist Marc Lynn. “We were all curious to shoot in South America and to work with a local team. Also the fact that we were on tour and did not have two whole days as usual for a video shoot but only a few hours in the afternoon, was an exciting challenge. We got to know a lot from the people there and their sweeping, spirited way of working.”
Pasadena, CA’s Gypsyhawk have released a new video “State Lines” in support of their recently released CD, Revelry & Resilience. Check it out below!
Columbus, Ohio rockers XFACTOR1 have released a new video for their cover of Billy Squier’s “The Stroke”. “The Stroke” is on XFACTOR1′s recently released album, Famous.Last.Words. which is available for ordering here!
Italian metal band MOTUS TENEBRAE have released a new video “The Last Days of December”. This video was directed by FraterOrian/ Andrea Falaschi(OFFICIAL VIDEO). This song is taken from the band’s album “Double Black” which is available now via Revalve Records. Check it out!
For more information on Motus Tenebrae, check the links below!
Teen rock sensation Cherri Bomb has released a new video “Too Many Faces”. The video clip was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Lisa Mann (Apocalyptica, The Used).
“Too Many Faces” is the first single from Cherri Bomb’s full-length debut album, THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL, the disc Revolver Magazine called “a defiant blast of teenage rebellion that suggests a cross between Halestorm and the Foo Fighters.”
Though the girls’ ages range from 14 to 16, their album is the product of years of work. It begins with guitarist/vocalist Julia Pierce, who found her musical calling when she was very young. Her talent was undeniable, and her commitment was so unwavering that her parents were persuaded to uproot the family and move from New Jersey to Los Angeles – where they believed that she would have more opportunities to pursue her music. “When I got an electric guitar,” she says, “I realized that I wanted and needed to start my own band. I posted ads online and in local music shops around LA, looking for girl musicians my own age who were as passionate about music as I was. At the time it was hard to find girls my age who could even play instruments.”
Once the lineup was solidified (Nia Lovelis on drums, Miranda Miller on guitar and keys, Rena Lovelis on bass), the quartet hit the ground running. Over the course of the past two years, Cherri Bomb opened for a Foo Fighters’ arena show in Germany, performed at all the major European festivals, including Reading, Leeds, Rock En Seine, Oxegen, Highfields and Lowlands, and tore up Australia’s Soundwave festival. They’ve also shared stages with Bush, Staind, Lostprophets, Buckcherry and performed on this year’s Warped Tour. The all-girl rock band from Los Angeles not only held their own, but they won new believers at every stop.
Debut album THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL was released earlier this year. The album includes notable tracks such as “Raw. Real,” “Let It Go,” and “Shake the Ground,” which was also featured on Marvel’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE movie-inspired soundtrack.
Soundgarden’s new CD King Animal will be released next Tuesday, November 13th. You can check out the brand new video for the first track on the CD, “Been Away Too Long” below!
Massacre Records is proud to release the sophomore album from German/Italian melodic metal outfit LOVE.MIGHT.KILL in North America this November.
Featuring drummer Michael Ehré (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metalium) and the brilliant singer Jan Manenti, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL appeared virtually out of nowhere in 2011 with their Brace For Impact debut, an album which perfectly combined the enthusiasm of a first appearance with the experience of a long songwriting career, instantly winning over a solid fanbase within the European hard rock/power metal scene.
One year later, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are about to release their second opus, 2 Big 2 Fail, to North American audiences, following its very recent release in Europe. Boasting nearly an hour of incredibly hard-hitting, melodic power metal with a dozen anthems, 2 Big 2 Fail was produced by Michael Ehré, as with their first album. Being around for years as the drummer in bands like Gamma Ray, Firewind, Metalium or with artists like Uli Jon Roth, Matt “Gonzo” Roehr, Vinnie Moore and Kee Marcello, Ehré has made a strong impact in the national and international scene. The songs were then mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (Spock´s Beard, Saga, Vanden Plas) at his own Bazement-Studio.
Check out Love.Might.Kill’s video “XTC” below!
2 Big 2 Fail Track Listing:
1. Save My Soul
3. Burn The Night
4. The One
5. Restless Heart
7. The Great Escape
8. Too Big To Fail
9. We Fall
10. Big Screen Pleasure (And Pain)
12. The Perfect Mistake
Jan Manenti – vocals
Christian Stöver – guitars
Stefan Ellerhorst – guitars
Jogi Sweers – bass
Sascha Onnen – keyboards
Michael Ehré – drums
For more information on Love.Might.Kill check out the sites below!
I have to admit that the first couple of times that I listened to Jackyl’s latest effort Best in Show, I wasn’t that impressed. I thought a band that I have often compared to Jackyl, SNEW, out did Jackyl on their latest effort.
I do love the song “Screwdriver”, but I thought the rest of the CD was hit & miss. Last Friday night (at The Inner Circle), I saw the band perform several of the songs live, and my opinion changed 100%. You see, a few of the songs on Best in Show translate better live than they do in the studio. After seeing the band perform the songs live, I have grown to appreciate Best in Show much more than I did originally.
The album starts off with a real face melting rocker with “Best In Show”. This is one of the many songs that translate better live, although I like the version on the CD a lot.
“Screwdriver” and “Better Than Chicken” are a couple of tongue-in-cheek tracks that borrows from the Steel Panther playbook. Jesse James Dupree and company truly deliver these songs live. These may not be the type of songs you want to play around your young children, but I doubt you play Jackyl around your kids anyway.
Jackyl has crafted an almost perfect stripper pole anthem with their song “Encore”. This song came as completely unexpected when I heard it the first time but this one is a real party starter in Jackyl’s live set. I am sure this song will find its way into Gentemen’s clubs nationwide soon.
“Horns Up” is a fun little rocker that has a little Nazareth influence on it. I absolutely love the groove on the song “Golden Spookytooth”. This is quickly becoming one of my Jackyl favorites.
“Walk My Mile” is the longest track on Best in Show, and shows Jackyl taking a more serious approach to their music. This is a heavy tune, and a good one at that.
“Open Invitation” would have had a lot more impact, if it would have been released before Bin Laden’s death. While the man will be hated forever, this song was obviously written before he was killed.
The only band that has successfully pulled off the rap/rock thing was Aerosmith in my opinion. Needless to say, I still question why Jackyl covered “It’s Tricky” on this album. I am not a fan of the rap/rock hybrid, and I thought this cover was silly at best. For me that song ended the album on a down note. Nonetheless, Jackyl has delivered another solid album.
Best in Show is exactly what you would expect from a Jackyl CD. It is raw, raunchy and anything but subtle. Most importantly, it is a hell of a lot
of fun to listen to. The more I have listened to Best in Show, the more I have enjoyed it. It isn’t a perfect CD, but I think it is easily the band’s best effort since their 1992 self titled debut. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Best in Show
3. Screw Driver
4. Horns Up
5. Golden Spookytooth
6. Cover of the Rolling Stone
7. Walk My Mile
8. Favorite Sin
9. Better Than Chicken
10. Don’t Lay Down On Me
12. What I Do
13. Open Invitation
14. It’s Tricky
Jesse James Dupree- Vocals & Chainsaw
Roman Glick- Bass
Chris Worley- Drums
Jeff Worley- Guitars
Nov 02 – Battle Creek, MI – Planet Rock
Nov 03 – Rockford, IL – Bar Three
Nov 07 – Lee’s Summit, MO – Jerry’s Bait Shop
Nov 08 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Union Station
Nov 09 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Celt Bar
Nov 10 – Spokane, WA – The Hop
Bloodbound is about to release their new album “In The Name Of Metal” on November 9th, 2012. Check out the video for the title track below!
Check out Stone Sour’s new video “Gone Sovereign”! This is opening track from House of Gold & Bones Part 1, which will be released October 22nd!
Five Finger Death Punch’s video for “The Pride” premieres on Vevo TODAY, and can be viewed here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/five-finger-death-punch/the-pride/US5Z51200276. The clip is the first wherein the band has presented live footage from the road within the short-form music video medium. Footage was selected from the band’s successful Metal Hammer Presents Trespass America Tour over this past summer, and the band’s critically acclaimed set at Rock On The Range. The single release of “The Pride” follows the #1 chart-topping single “Coming Down” which remains all over the airwaves of Active Rock radio.
Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody shares, “One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone. So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them. You’ve all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU ! We couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !”
American Capitalist (Prospect Park) was recently certified gold by the RIAA for shipping over 500,000 copies in the U.S. This milestone marks the third consecutive release from the band to achieve gold certification, with The Way of The Fist (2007) and War Is The Answer (2009) achieving this feat prior. American Capitalist debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts on October 11, 2011. In a challenging retail environment, Five Finger Death Punch is one of the few amongst any genre to consistently see significant success both digitally and physically. The band’s album sales are complemented with steady single sales that cumulatively have surpassed 3.6 million songs sold.
On achieving this significant milestone with three consecutive gold certified albums, guitarist Zoltan Bathory offered, “I think it’s a huge win for all of us, not just for us as a band but for the entire genre of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. This is a loud and clear indicator that heavy music is in demand and if a relatively new band like us can accomplish something like this, then maybe be this is just the prelude for the shape of things to come.”
Five Finger Death Punch’s single “Coming Down” was the band’s first number one on the Active Rock charts, and the tenth consecutive Top 10 hit at the format. Going back to “The Bleeding” in the spring of 2008, Five Finger Death Punch has consistently been one of the most heavily played bands at rock radio, as “Never Enough,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Hard To See,” “Walk Away,” “Bad Company,” “Far From Home,” “Under And Over It,” “Remember Everything,” and most recently “Coming Down,” each has become an anthem in its own right.
Swedish heavy metal band SISTER SIN has released a brand new music video for their hit single “End Of The Line” from their highly anticipated forthcoming album Now and Forever, out next Monday October 22nd. Watch the music video here. Pre-order Now and forever digitally on iTunes or psychically at Amazon.
Filmed at an old nuclear reactor testing facility in Stockholm, Sweden, SISTER SIN blazes through a raw, gritty and powerful performance that has heads banging and bodies moving worldwide to “End Of The Line.” Front women Liv Jagrell shows off her fierceness and delivers an incredible vocal performance throughout the song. Lead guitarist Jimmy Hitula electrifies audiences with highly intense and robust riffs alongside the fast hands of heavy -hitting drummer Dave Sundberg and the lively, energetic bassist Strandh.
SISTER SIN will continue their crusade alongside DORO beginning February 2nd, 2013 throughout North America. See a full listing of tour dates here and and below.
SISTER SIN TOUR DATES
2/01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
2/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/03 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/04 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
2/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/07 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/08 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/09 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
2/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
2/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/15 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
2/17 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
2/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/22 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
Kissin’ Dynamite is currently out on tour with Dragonforce and Huntress. See tour dates below. Check out the band’s brand new video “Six Feet Under”.
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Tourdates w/ Dragonforce & Huntress
10.10.2012 BE Vosselaar – Biebob
12.10.2012 DE Hannover – Capitol
13.10.2012 DE Köln – Live Music Hall
14.10.2012 DK Copenhagen – Amanger Bio
15.10.2012 NO Oslo – Rockefeller
16.10.2012 SE Stockholm – Tyrol
19.10.2012 FI Helsinki – Nostui
22.10.2012 SE Gothenberg – Brewhouse
23.10.2012 DK Arhus – Train
24.10.2012 DE Hamburg – Markthalle
27.10.2012 DE Wuppertal – Die Börse (Börsencrah Festival * KD only)
30.10.2012 DE München – Backstage Halle
31.10.2012 DE Berlin – Postbahnhof
01.11.2012 DE Dresden – Reithalle
02.11.2012 DE Erfurt – HsD
03.11.2012 DE Bochum – Zeche
05.11.2012 DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
06.11.2012 AT Wien – Arena
07.11.2012 CH Zürich – Komplex
09.11.2012 IT Florence – Viper
10.11.2012 IT Treviso – New Age
11.11.2012 IT Milano – Alcatraz (small room)
12.11.2012 CH Solothurn – Kofmehl
15.11.2012 ES Barcelona – Salamandra 1
16.11.2012 PT Lissabon – Cine Teatro Corroios
17.11.2012 ES Madrid – Arena
18.11.2012 ES Bilbao – Rock Star Live
21.11.2012 FR Brodeaux – Rockschool Barbey
22.11.2012 FR Paris – La Cigale
23.11.2012 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
24.11.2012 FR Lille – Le Splendid
25.11.2012 NL Amsterdam – Melkweg Max
01.12.2012 CZ Prag – Exit Chmelnice (KD only / Headliner Show)
14.12.2012 DE Esslingen – Komma (KD only / Headliner Show)
15.12.2012 DE Mörlenbach – Live Music Hall (KD only / Headliner Show)
22.12.2012 NL Kerkrade – The Rock Temple (KD only / Headliner Show)
Hot off their heralded run on this summer’s Uproar tour, FOZZY have released the music video for their hit single “Sandpaper.” The video premiered exclusively on WWE.com this week, and the track has been named the theme song for the WWE‘s upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event, which will be held October 28, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The lead single from FOZZY’s new release SIN AND BONES, “Sandpaper” is currently impacting and reacting at Active Rock radio and features guest vocals by M. Shadows. Directed by Sean McEwen, the video is inspired by horror classic Evil Dead, with M. Shadows playing the role of FOZZY’s evil puppet master. The music video for “Sandpaper” can be seen here:
Released on August 14, 2012, SIN AND BONES landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, marked the band’s first Billboard Top 200 debut at #143, and celebrated FOZZY’s best-selling first week ever for an album of original material. The band returns to the road in late October, tour dates are listed below.
For the month of October, FOZZY and Century Media Records have partnered with the Keep A Breast Foundation to raise awareness and prevention of breast cancer. For every copy of SIN AND BONES sold in October through iTunes – where the album is sale-priced for $7.99 – 50 cents will be donated to Keep A Breast. To participate, click here.
The accolades for FOZZY and SIN AND BONES have been mouting… Ultimate-Guitar.com declares FOZZY as “one of the best metal bands out there right now,” Revolver Magazine calls SIN AND BONES “Fozzy’s best album yet,” and Metal Hammer (UK) says, “SIN AND BONES is impressive, diverse and mature… this is a masterclass that should take Fozzy on to bigger things.”
Headlining Tour Dates:
10/26 – Amityville, NY @ Ollie’s Point (Geoff Tate Headlining)
10/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/29 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ The Mod Club
10/30 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
11/1 – Springfield, CA @ Empire
11/2 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
11/3 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
11/4 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
For more information on FOZZY, please visit:
Check out the new video “Dislocated Boy” from Joe Bonamassa. “Dislocated Boy” is from the new Joe Bonamassa album, Driving Towards The Daylight.
Candlelight Red have just premiered the creepy and slightly NSFW official video for “Demons,” the title track from their latest EP. The song is currently climbing the rock radio charts, and has been picked up by major rock stations across the country. Produced by Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose, the EP features 4 hard-hitting tracks, and as Morgan commented, “came out unreal.” Demons is available now on iTunes.
Candlelight Red is currently playing the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival alongside Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and more. Check out tour dates at the official Uproar website. For more on the band, visit their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Check out the new clip “Demons” below!
Dokken fansworldwide can click here to witness the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for “Empire,” the first single from forthcoming album BROKEN BONES. The video for “Empire” was directed by Devin DeHaven (Whitesnake, P.O.D., Busta Rhymes) and features a post-apocalyptic take on the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Dokken‘s 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, will be released on September 25th in North America. The album will be available in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary. BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). To preorder via the Frontiers Records webstore, please click here; to purchase on Amazon, please click here and to purchase via iTunes, please click here.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
“Heartbreaker” is taken from “Rock n Roll Revival”: LOVERBOY’s return with 3 brand new tracks (2 of them produced by Bob Rock of AC/DC and Metallica fame) and fabulous live versions of such classics as Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; Turn Me Loose and more ! Check out the clip below!
“Shitload Of Money,” the new video featuring the bright lights of Las Vegas (aka “Sin City”), Nevada and Finnish wolf pack SONATA ARCTICA, is now available
The video was made by the Finnish production company Optipari Ltd.
In his interview with Blistering.com, lead singer Tony Kakko shared some information about the song:
“[Y]ou cannot sell something you cannot buy back. A lot of people, especially on Facebook and other social media – and they should consider this! – they are putting their face and privacy out there and you can’t get it back.”
The track comes from SONATA ARCTICA’s latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, which debuted at #9 on the English rock album charts and achieved Gold status in SONATA’s native country for the ninth Finnish Gold disc of their career.
The Cult premiere their new film clip for the track, “Honey From A Knife” on VEVO today. “Honey From A Knife” is the latest single from The Cult’s critically acclaimed new album, Choice of Weapon.
Directed by Rick Rodgers and produced by The Cult’s Ian Astbury and NYC based film company Mechanizedmules, the “Honey From A Knife” film clip was shot on location in the Washington Heights nieghborhood of Manhattan on a RED Scarlet camera with Super Speed lenses provided by ARRI.
“Honey From A Knife,“ rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, was inspired by the following Buddhist precept, and Ian Astbury states that the accompanying film reveals a “desperate descent into a fractured psyche”:
“Wealth and beauty, to a man who will not relinquish them, are like a knife covered with honey which, even before he has had the pleasure of eating the honey, cuts the tongue of the child that licks it”.
The Cult are currently on tour in Canada before continuing on to Europe for dates in the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany. Full tour dates are below.
8/25/12 MEDICINE HAT ESPLANDE THEATRE
8/26/12 CALGARY COWBOYS
8/28/12 REGINA Event Plex at Evraz Place
8/31/12 TORONTO Phoenix
9/01/12 MONTREAL Métropolis
9/02/12 Quebec City GRAND THEATER
9/10/12 MANCHESTER APOLLO
9/11/12 Newcastle O2 Academy
9/12/12 Sheffield Academy
9/14/12 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS
9/15/12 BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY
9/16/12 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
9/19/12 Paris Bataclan
9/20/12 Amsterdam Melkweg
9/21/12 Krefeld Kulturfabrik
“Chilling hard-rock album filled with punk swagger and metallic power..” - Billboard
“As epic and compelling as nearly anything in The Cult’s catalogue.” Magnet
‘Brilliant!” Q MAGAZINE (UK)
A- Entertainment Weekly
Nickelback has released a brand new video clip for their song “Trying Not To Love You”. The video stars Jason Alexander and Brooke Burns. Check it out below!
In this Moment is a band that I believe has potential to be a major force in the heavy metal world. The band has been on the cusp of being the next big metal band. The band has a very strong fan base, and I have always felt that they need one more successful album to push them up the METAL ladder. If their latest album Blood doesn’t get them there, it is going to take them a little bit closer.
Maria Brink is a super talented vocalist, and on Blood, her vocals takes the music of In this Moment to new heights. Blood is easily the band’s most creative output to date. The band is stretching its wings past its metalcore roots. I hear a lot of different musical elements and influences in the music, including Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, and maybe even a little bit of Nine Inch Nails. Many of the songs sound very mainstream radio ready, but this isn’t paint-by-numbers metal.
There are songs on Blood where Maria Brink’s voice seem to come from the depths of hell, and on others, she delights the auditory senses with her uncanny vocal ability. This is the first album without In the Moment founders Jeff Fabb and Blake Bunzel. I thought In This Moment’s sound might suffer from a shift in the lineup, but quite frankly the addition of Randy Weitzel, Travis Johnson, and Tom Hane have been an upgrade to In This Moment’s sound. Chris Howarth’s blazing guitars are still very present in Blood, but don’t expect a face melting solo in every song.
It took me a few spins to truly get into Blood, but I seem to like this album more with every listen. Some of the stand out tracks include “Adrenalize”, “You’re Gonna Listen”, the hit worthy “From the Ashes” and “The Blood Legion”. I am not a fan of the effects packed into the first single and title track “Blood”. I think this is a much better song live than the version that is on the album.
Overall, Blood is a very interesting and creative album from In This Moment. It isn’t a perfect album by any means, but it is entertaining, and that is why I listen to music.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Rise with Me
5. You’re Gonna’ Listen
6. It Is Written
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
13. The Blood Legion
In This Moment is:
Maria Brink – Vocals
Chris Howorth – Lead Guitar
Travis Johnson – Bass
Randy Weitzel – Guitar
Tom Hane – Drums