Friday, April 28, 2017

Noumena head to the Finnish wilderness on their new music video

Melodic death metal band Noumena, hailing from Finland, releases their new album ”Myrrys” today. The band celebrates the release with an intriguing music video of the doomy and gloomy track “Kirouksen kantaja” (“The Bearer of the Curse”). 
- In "Kirouksen kantaja" dreamlike, slow melodies weave landscape over melancholic, downtempo song. Musical themes are given time to develop - in contrast to this hectic world where people's worth is measured by their ability to perform, analyzes guitarist Ville Lamminaho, the writer of the song. 
- Lyrically the song is about overcoming obstacles and gathering strength, "finding the flame inside", to battle the curses that most people carry, in a form or another.
The music video reveals what kind of duties and incidents a Finnish park ranger faces, when searching for a lost metal bands in the woods. The story carries the audience into the heart of Finnish wilderness and mystery. The video manages to capture and visualize the themes and the atmosphere of “Myrrys”. 
Jack of all trades, Jyrki Muromäki came up the idea, directed, filmed and edited the video. He has collaborated with Noumena earlier, with the music video of ”Sleep”.
”Myrrys” (old Finnish, ruckus, tumult or uproar) is the 5th album from Noumena. Previously the band has used English, the album themes, including Finnish nature and cultural heritage, and intimate stories required the use of Finnish this time. The new album has received warm welcome already in the reviews. During the autumn 2017 Noumena is hitting the stage in Finland and abroad. 
“Myrrys” is released by Haunted Zoo Productions, which is an independent record label established by Noumena members. Distribution by Playground Music and Inverse Records. Released in Russia by FONO under the license from Haunted Zoo Productions. Album is released in CD/LP/DIGI. 
1. Kohtu 0:51 
2. Metsän viha 4:25 
3. Kirouksen kantaja 5:39 
4. Sanat pimeydestä 4:10 
5. Sanansaattaja 9:50 
6. Roihu 4:29 
7. Murhehuone 5:37 
8. Pedon veri 3:54 
9. Syvällä vedessä 9:48 
Noumena are: 
Antti Haapanen - growls 
Suvi Uura - clean vocals, growls, piano 
Ville Lamminaho - guitars, mandolin 
Tuukka Tuomela - guitars 
Hannu Savolainen - bass 
Ilkka Unnbom - drums 

Discography: Pride/Fall 2002 (Catharsis Records) 
Absence 2005 (Spikefarm Records) 
Anatomy of Life 2006 (Spikefarm Records) 
Death Walks With Me 2013 (Haunted Zoo Productions) 
Myrrys 2017 (Haunted Zoo Productions) 


In anticipation of this week's world premiere at Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival, BangerTV has posted the first of three exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the forthcoming virtual reality documentary "WELCOME TO WACKEN," the first fully 360° virtual reality music festival documentary, produced by Canada's BANGER FILMS (Metal Evolution, Iron Maiden: Flight 666) and SECRET LOCATION.

In this clip, cameras follow Director Sam Dunn and Creative Director Marty Flanagan as they attempt a day of shooting in Wacken's infamous "Metal Market" with fans Lee and Chrissy, a married couple who traveled from New Zealand to Germany for their first-ever Wacken experience.
Regarding the challenges of filming in 360, Sam Dunn is seen explaining, “It's different, filming in VR. Slower. It's a challenge, with the mud. And people are very interested in the VR rig. It's like an alien landed. Everyone stops to look at the alien.”
As previously revealed, 'WELCOME TO WACKEN' is an interactive virtual reality documentary that takes viewers inside Germany's Wacken Open Air - the biggest heavy metal festival on Earth. A story in five parts as told by different fans from around the world, the 30-minute film and climaxes with a live performance from ARCH ENEMY that puts viewers on stage with the band.
'WELCOME TO WACKEN' will premiere April 28th in Toronto at Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival as part of the free DocX programme (April 28 to May 7). It will be available on most major VR platforms following the festival.
Watch the Official WELCOME TO WACKEN 360 Trailer.

MOTÖRHEAD and Amplified Ale Works Collaborate on Limited Edition Beer Series


Amplified Ale Works is pleased to announce their newest beer collaboration with rock legends MOTÖRHEADBorn to Lose IPA is a boldly aggressive West Coast-style IPA, befitting of the band's loud, aggressive style. The 6.5% IPA is brewed with Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops that provide an earthy, resinous aroma with notes of fresh citrus. In an ode to MOTÖRHEAD's British roots, the beer was also brewed with Maris Otter, a premium British malt that brings a sweet balance to the beer's bold bitterness. 
The limited edition beer will be sold directly from Amplified's two San Diego locations and will also be available for purchase via the website for refrigerated shipping throughout California. The can features an original design of band members in a dystopian "Born to Lose" future from LA-based artist Jack Gregory. The follow up beer in the series, Live to Win IPA, will be released later this year. 
An English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, MOTÖRHEAD quickly rose to great prominence in the British punk and heavy metal scenes. Although they changed their line-up several times, MOTÖRHEAD never compromised or changed their unique, raging sound, which saw the band and their music become a lifestyle for many people from all genres, whether rockers, punks or alternative.
As a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40. The albums OverkillBomberAce of Spades and particularly No Sleep 'till Hammersmith cemented MOTÖRHEAD's reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band are ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2016, they have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Road dogs extraordinaire, for the last 20+ years of their career, MOTÖRHEAD were guitarist Phil Campbell, drummer Mikkey Dee and were (of course!) fronted by Lemmy, in early 2015 they entered the studio to begin work on Bad Magic, which was released in late August 2015. It quickly became one of the band's most successful ones ever, but sadly, Lemmy's health was in decline, and he passed away on December 28, 2015. The band's last record turned out to be a recording of two typically blistering sold-out shows from the Bad Magic tour, at Munich's Zenith concert hall only a month prior to his passing.
MOTÖRHEAD released 22 studio albums, 13 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and four EPs over a career spanning 40 years. The MOTÖRHEAD legacy lives on strongly through their music and loyal fans.
Amplified Kitchen & Beer Garden opened in the Pacific beach neighborhood of San Diego in 2012 with the goal of creating a community-centric gathering place for people to eat, drink, listen to music, and enjoy ocean views while sharing outdoor picnic tables. Nearly five years later, the concept stays true to this ethos while also evolving its' focus to include an expanding brewing operation that now primarily takes place at a facility and tasting room in the Miramar area of San Diego. The brewery expansion has allowed Amplified to create more of their sought-after beer, like their World Beer Cup Gold medal-winning Whammy Bar Wheat and their new IPA collaboration with Motörhead.
Global Merchandising Services are music artist, celebrity and brand merchandise experts. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Global is a licensing powerhouse with best in class design, product development and manufacturing and direct-to-consumer sales. Global executes and delivers business through all channels of retail distribution, live events, web stores, pop-up stores, brand origination and development, sponsorship, endorsements and third-party licensing. As the exclusive partner for its extensive roster of musical artists and brands, Global develops unique and innovative merchandise programs for its clients. Winner of five consecutive Licensing Industry Awards, 2011-2015 for best celebrity license program, re-affirms Global's expertise and ability to deliver on a worldwide basis for its clients.
Jack C. Gregory is a Los Angeles-based illustrator by way of the Midwest. Educated at the Columbus College of Art and Design and raised on a steady diet of comic books, face-melting rock, and Full House, this artist has made it his mission to create incendiary images that titillate the mind while also pleasing his higher power, Pan the goat god.
For information on Born to Lose IPA, please contact:
Alex Pierson
Amplified Ale Works
150 Mission Blvd #209
San Diego, CA 92109

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Release Brand New Song "Sad State of Affairs"

New Album, Amber Galactic, Available for Pre-Order Now

Out May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast




Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy -  have partnered up with Deaf Forever to premiere another brand new song off the band's upcoming album,Amber GalacticCheck out 'Sad State Of Affairs' here:


The band recently released the official music video for the song "Gemini":


The video was created by Elia Cristofoli aka Solingo (, who has worked for companies like Volvo, Subaru and Canon in the past, and the compositors Francesco Mazzola and Andrea Vozzo of Peach Studio.


Commented singer Björn Strid: "Elia has done a terrific job capturing the vibe of this song with his amazing animations. He had one month to complete it and worked day and night. This video showcases a relationship drama set in space, with an epic twist. The colors and the characters are amazing and also very mysterious. My personal perception of the animation is a slight He-Man-goes-to-Russia feel (or is it She-Ra??). Absolutely fantastic! Enjoy!"


Both songs, as well as the first single, "Midnight Flyer", can be purchased as instant grat here:


More on Amber Galactic:

Album trailer #1:

Album trailer #2:

A message from outer space:

"Midnight Flyer" lyric video:


Amber Galactic is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast and will be available as a limited edition digipak CD featuring an alternate cover art, 2LP vinyl (black and violet sparkle, see below) and as digital download and stream via all known platforms.


Amber Galactic is available for pre-order now:


Amber Galactic track listing:

01. Midnight Flyer

02. Star Of Rio

03. Gemini

04. Sad State Of Affairs

05. Jennie

06. Domino

07. Josephine

08. Space Whisperer

09. Something Mysterious

10. Saturn In Velvet

11. Just Another Night (BONUS TRACK, limited edition digipak, vinyl)

12. Fly Tonight (Never Rewind) (BONUS TRACK, Japan only)


When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle: "Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD - we sound like cocaine."
Amber Galactic was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA's two previous releases, 2012's Internal Affairsand 2015's Skyline Whispers.
Stay tuned for more coming soon in the world of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA!
Björn Strid - vocalsSharlee D' Angelo - bassDavid Andersson - guitarsRichard Larsson - keyboardsJonas Källsbäck - drumsSebastian Forslund - guitars, percussion




Amber Galactic 2LP Vinyl color options


Industrial Metal Project SREDNEP, Featuring Kevin Talley and Mike Sarkisyan, Drops New Album "Social Masks" Today

Stream Social Masks Here
Featuring Guest Vocal Appearances by Sean Zatorsky (Sinsaenum, Chimaira, Daath) and Ricky Myers (Disgorge, Suffocation)
Order Now: Physical | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play
Stream: Spotify
Album Illustration by Marcos Cabrera
Kevin Srednep conceptualized his experimental industrial metal project SREDNEP in 2013 as a solo studio-based venture. After receiving praise for his 2014 EP, Silence - which featured the addition of aggressive, bottom-heavy guitar work by Spineshank guitarist Mike Sarkisyan -Srednep recognized that only way onward was upward. When writing his brand new sophomore release, Social Masks, a full-length album focusing on the hypocrisies of humanity, Srednep knew that he and Sarkisyan needed an additional driving force behind the project. Enter drummer extraordinaire Kevin Talley, recognized for his work with artists such as Dying FetusDaath, Misery Index, Six Feet UnderChimairaSuffocation and many others.
Frontman Kevin Srednep says, "In my eyes, SREDNEP needed a new sound and identity, and incorporating real drums instead of electronics was the first step. Of course, Kevin is the perfect go-to guy if you want tight drums on a record, so getting him involved was a no-brainer."
Social Masks, which is out today and available to order via BigCartel and iTunesAmazon and Google Play (stream via Spotify) also features guest vocalists Sean Zatorsky (Sinsaenum, Chimaira, Daath), Ricky Myers (Disgorge, Suffocation, Serpents Whisper) and a few other special guests. The inclusion of these guests, in addition an overall vicious progression of sound, gives Social Masks a stronger death metal-feel in comparison to the group's previous release, Silence.
You can stream Social Masks in its entirety now via
Netherlands native Kevin Srednep describes Social Masks as an album about the collapse of humanity, social media drifting people apart, and corporate companies devouring our planet until all we have left is meaningless money ruling all.
"This album focuses on social media: the platform doing the opposite of it's supposed intention. People documenting their every step, only for a confirmation. Everyone wants to be heard, but no one wants to f**king listen. We are the parasites devouring our planet. We are the anti-cells who create our own prisons," says Srednep.
Stay tuned for more coming from SREDNEP soon!

Social Masks track listing
01. The Formidable End (Intro)
02. R3born
03. WW3 2.0
04. Cyberspeed
05. The Sinner 2.0
06. Through Synthetic Eyes
07. Social Masks 2.0 (ft. Sean Zatorsky)
08. Clouds Of Sulphur
09. Apocalyptic Slaughtering (ft. Ricky Myers)
10. R3born (Single Version)
11. R3born (SPCKR Remix)
12. Apoclayptic Slaughtering (Single Version)
13. Apocalyptic Slaughtering (Psyclown Remix)

Kevin Srednep - Vocals, Electronics
Mike Sarkisyan - Guitars, Bass
Kevin Talley - Drums

SREDNEP photo by Johanna Syrén