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Mike Masser – “Let it Ride”

“Let it Ride” is the 3rd solo album released by Mike Masser.
 Listeners will enjoy the intense rock instrumentals with the powerful voice of Mike Masser.
The title song on the album (Let it ride) won a WSA (World Songwriting Award) for best rock song winter 2020. 

The album was released in March under Dr. Johns Surgery Records. Rock fans can download the album on streaming platforms.

Mike Masser first came on the music scene as the guitar player in Hand Over Fist in the early 2000s. they released 2 full length albums and an EP, Night Creature, Diablo Del Sol, and Die Trying.
After playing in Hand Over Fist, Mike Masser felt burnt out on everything music related. So he took a step back from it all. After some encouragement from a friend and his wife a decade after hanging it up, Mike decided it was time to get back in. Only this time he’d be putting himself front and center.
he picked his guitar back up. Only this time around he was going to try his hand at being the vocalist as well. He wrote and recorded his solo debut Desert Sun and looks back on it as more like “an experiment” to see if he could do it. “It was meant to be mellow, something out of my wheelhouse. I wanted it to sound like something I’ve never done.”
After realizing that he could, he got to work on his next album, One More Shot. Mike Masser’s sound is rock and roll throughout.
On top of his sophomore solo record, One More Shot, Mike Masser was also working alongside his friend Jeff Watson in a side project Rictus of Rage. Mike notes the EP they’re working on will be harder and darker than his solo releases.
After releasing the Rictus of Rage EP with is co band mate Jeff Watson, Mike found his groove and started to write songs for his new album Let it Ride. It calls back more to Mike’s classic sound. It’s a strait up Hard Rock album that is great from beginning to end.


Tracklist:
American Tough
Rush
Let It Ride
Tough On Friday
Dogs of War
Run Away
Devil,You Made
The End
 

Links:
https://m.facebook.com/mikemassermusic/
Twitter- @mikemassermusic
www.mikemasser.com

Apathy Noir – “The Shipbreaker’s Song”

Apathy Noir – “The Shipbreaker’s Song”
Artnoir Productions/Independent
DIGITAL
Release date: 25/09/2020


Apahty Noir’s “The Shipbreaker’s Song” is a two track single featuring the epic, melodic yet heavy title-track, which will also be featured on their upcoming album (yet to be announced), and “The Sunken Place”, a darker, more aggressive and heavier song, exclusive to this release. It’s the band’s first release with new material since their 2018 offering “Black Soil”.

Written and recorded between September 2018 and September 2020 at Studio Noir2 (Söderköping, Sweden). Vocals recorded by Ian Boult in Stuck On A Name Studios (Nottingham, UK) in August 2020.

Music & arrangements by Viktor Jonas.
Lyrics & vocal arrangements by Andy Walmsley.
Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Viktor Jonas.
Artwork by Viktor Jonas, based on the original artwork
“Grappling for the Lost Cable” (ca. 1866) by Robert Charles Dudley.
 

Links:
https://vjonas.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/apathynoir
https://www.artnoir-productions.com/apathynoir

Jørg Klein – “Torn”

Jørg Klein is well known for the different styles of music he works with. Over the years he has released two successful blues-rock albums “We call it Blues” and “Angry Road”, the classic rock album “Love!”, the EP “Slide Fusion” and the conceptual power metal record “Aeternom – Fight for the Kingdom”. Now, the musician gets back to do what he knows best, delivering the instrumental album “TORN”, which he recorded and produced himself.

Tracklist:

  1. Andante Vivace
  2. Welcome
  3. Andante Lugubre
  4. D.N.A.
  5. Rondo
  6. Hail! to the Glory
  7. LeeLa
  8. Overture
  9. Eo
  10. Finale
  11. Six Tears

Links:
https://jorgsworld.com
https://www.facebook.com/joergausingolstadt/
https://open.spotify.com/album/6kiPEKUNPnnTBRDcBsSBAK

ASCIAN – “Elysion”

ASCIAN – “Elysion”
MDD Records
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 02/10/2020

Welcome to a new age of doom! In 2018, four musicians from Brunswick and Würzburg came together under the name of Ascian to sow misery that will flow in endless streams among mankind. The band combines musical references from Doom and Post (Black) Metal, creating a unique sound of leaden vibes: Hopeless and gloomy, yet filled with a glimmer of melancholy that shines through the dark.

The present album is the first testimony of their work and should easily find its followers somewhere between My Dying Bride and Alcest, whereby the four-piece sets a completely individual note. “Elysion” was produced, mixed and mastered by doom metal mastermind Déhà (Slow, Cult of Erinyes and Merda Mundi) at Opus Magnum Studios Brussels, with Déhà providing some guest appearances as well.

Ascian set a more than strong exclamation mark with this debut. Leave all hope behind – Misery is ahead.

Orders:
MDD Shop: http://mdd-records.de/ascian
AMAZON: https://amzn.to/3jENAL7

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscianDoom/

Midnight Gallows – “Attack Warning Red”

Midnight Gallows – “Attack Warning Red”
Wasted Wax Records
DIGITAL | LP
Release date: 24/07/2020

You know us! With Against PR you can always find the perfect ideas for every occasion, from weeknight headbanging to holiday moshpits! And today’s recipe couldn’t be easier! You just need 1 cup of Doom, 2 tbsp of Stoner Rock, mix dry with some riffage and then add the HEAVY. Cover with foil and bake for eternity at 666°F. The result is “Attack Warning Red”, the new album from Canada’s doom/stoner troupe Midnight Gallows: it’s so heavy it will make you sick!

Links:
www.midnightgallows.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/midnightgallows

ThrashWall – “ThrashWall”

ThrashWall – “ThrashWall”
Firecum Records
DIGITAL | CD
Thrash Metal from Portugal

Portugal’s ThrashWall were founded in 2015 with the goal to keep the spirit and roots of thrash metal alive, delivering fast riffs and a lyrical universe inspired by their inner struggles.

Drawing influences from classic bands such as Sepultura, Slayer, Anthrax, Kreator and Megadeth, or the most recent Municipal Waste and Violator, ThrashWall are set to release their debut self-titled album on October 2020 via Firecum Records. Produced by Demigod Recordings’ Miguel Tereso, you can expect aggressive riffs, fast drums and a duel between angry vocals and delicious lead guitars, to create a raw thrash metal sound from the old days. Here, the band approaches the social and timeless problems that remain outside of a fictional wall that gives the band their own name, with the goal to reach a peaceful and conscious world.

Links:
https://thrashwall.bandcamp.com/merch?fbclid=IwAR1LOELW3x60-z4DX-i_jtQDEBFBQI5GQb5AJ5ScSb72_ZEwpWPml6L3zRs
https://www.facebook.com/thrashwall/

Final Dawn – “Minä Olen Pimeys”

Final Dawn – “Minä Olen Pimeys”
Self-Released
DIGITAL | CD
Death Metal from Finland

Final Dawn deliver a combination of death, black, doom and progressive metal, expressing their frustrations and painting a dark picture of where we’re all heading when it comes to the way we’re living. Stories of stubborn and unbreakable attitude are also present, featuring a diverse collection of sounds, from tight aggressive outbursts to epic stores guided by slow elements. “The Fisherman” stands among the most special tracks, paying homage to a lost friend who loved the sea and fishing, and fell through the ice during the winter.

Links:
http://fb.com/finaldawnband
https://twitter.com/FinalDawnBand
https://www.instagram.com/finaldawnband/

Selfless Orchestra – “Great Barrier”

Selfless Orchestra – “Great Barrier”
Stock Records
DIGITAL | LP
Post-Rock from Australia

Formed in 2018, Selfless Orchestra was a collaborative emergence of musicians from the creative community of Perth, Australia, born with the manifesto of creating spaces in which hope and despair co-exist, where audiences can be educated and inspired about issues of social and environmental justice through poetical musical performance.

Influenced by Post-Rock acts that fuse classical and contemporary styles, founding members Steven Alyian (Injured Ninja, Usurper of Modern Medicine, Doublethink Prism), Ray Grenfell (Last Quokka), Madeline Antoine and Jerome Turle (The Weapon Is Sound) quickly recruited musicians and artists to the ensemble, which combined live video projections with the music in a lineup that would evolve with every performance, donating proceeds of their gigs towards community causes.

Challenging conventions of traditional music in immersive shows that break the fourth wall, their first performance is called ‘Great Barrier,’ a composition designed to educate and empower audiences to become part of a movement to help protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The first song from this performance ‘Eden is Lost’ was released in April 2019, followed by a full season of Performances at Perth’s Fringe Festival in 2020.

The full studio album of ‘Great Barrier,’ released on Perth imprint Stock Records takes the listener on a comprehensive journey that weaves orchestral strings, huge distorted guitars, haunting flutes, experimental percussion, whale song and more into a rich sonic tapestry. Featuring a vast array of musicians including members of the Perth Symphony Orchestra and legendary Perth Metal act Karnivool.

Expressing the beauty of the reef with the epic opening opus ‘Time is a Flower,’ the album delves into humanities complex relationship with this natural treasure through the drone and dirge of ‘False Bodies,’ sings the lament of the dying corals through the piano led ballad ‘Bleached,’ screams in fury and desperation at senseless governments and resource industries with ‘Beyond All Illusion’ and turns the despair into a glimmer of hope and resurrection with the uplifting ‘Eden is Lost.’

This seamless and expansive album is a powerful culmination of an array of talented musicians of a vast array of disciplines forming to become greater than their whole, recorded live in single studio takes with no editing, the raw and powerful performance of Selfless Orchestra’s Great Barrier is a uncompromising statement, a love letter to a natural wonder and a call to action to stand strong and protect that which is precious to us.

Selfless Orchestra Great Barrier is available Friday October 23rd on Stock Records

Follow Selfless Orchestra:
https://www.selflessorchestra.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SelflessOrchestra/ https://www.instagram.com/selflessorchestra/
https://twitter.com/SelflessOrchest https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX71S66D2A_1JZVSSnKB-Lw
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2E2Oi2E2qlycKtvOEqCJx3
https://music.apple.com/au/artist/selfless-orchestra/1455305767

Byron – “Through the Eye of the Nightingale” (single)

Byron – “Through the Eye of the Nightingale” (single)
Self-released
DIGITAL | CD
Heavy Metal from Finland

“Through the Eye of the Nightingale” is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming full-length album by Finnish heavy metallers BYRON, “The Omega Evangelion”. It is a traditional, fast-paced, melodic heavy metal anthem with catchy riffs, big chorus and tasteful guitar harmony solos, and one piece of the eight-track masterpiece to be announced later this year. For those fancying about lyrics and song meanings, this is about a military coup and assassination of a God-king in a fictional Hyperborean city-state, yet paints a bigger picture of society in a culmination point of history; In every end, there´s always a new beginning.

Links:
http://www.facebook.com/byronfinland
https://byronfinland.bandcamp.com
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/byron5/through-the-eye-of-the-nightingale?fbclid=IwAR2P3ihICzUpegNIsqlwf2ky__RuLTddKt35jcO9fO_fLpJPH9Hzbk6-sOg

Bakken – “This Means War”

Bakken – “This Means War”
Self-released
DIGITAL | CD
Power/Thrash/NWOBHM from Ireland

Bakken hail from the Emerald Isle and we bring you own brand of thrashy-power metal!

With our politically charged lyrics, thundering double kick drums and relentless energy, we aim to spread our message of positivity, peace and respect for our all living things. So grab a beer and celebrate the glory of heavy metal with us!

Bakken quickly amassed a loyal following thanks to the incredibly positive press attention gained worldwide from the debut album “Death Of A Hero” including being listed by a Metal Rules.com reviewer as ‘Best New Band’ for 2012. The band’s tight and energetic live performances got them established on the live circuit ultimately headlining their own shows, supporting bands such as Hell, Doug Aldrich and Tim “Ripper” Owens and touring in Holland with fellow classic metallers Lord Volture in 2015.

With a fresh new line-up boosted by Frank Levi’s soaring power metal style vocals, Shaun Nelson’s (Attica Rage/Ironheart) blistering solos and Thomas Alford’s (Tim Ripper Owens/Sandstone) progressive bass lines, BAKKEN ARE BAKK with a vengeance in 2020 with their epic new full length album “This Means War”, which Metal Gods TV describe as a “thumping journey of intense heavy metal..a forty minute thunderstorm of epic proportions 9/10”.
 

For fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Helloween. 

Links:
https://bakkenband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bakkenband/
https://www.youtube.com/user/BakkenNation
https://twitter.com/bandbakken
https://www.instagram.com/bakkenband/

SOULSKINNER – “Seven Bowls of Wrath”

SOULSKINNER – “Seven Bowls of Wrath”
Xtreem Music
DIGITAL | CD | LP
Death Metal from Greece

Formed in the year 2000 and with 4 albums under their belts, Greek death metallers SOULSKINNER have made a name for themselves within the Greek scene in their 20-year history. “Seven Bowls of Wrath” will be their 5th opus and the 3rd one to be released by Xtreem Music. Although the band presents itself without their long-time vocalist Gothmog, who was replaced by Marios Lampouridis due to professional obligations, SOULSKINNER have managed to keep their essence intact where brutality, heaviness and epic melodies, offering a personal style that defines the spirit of the band. Without a doubt, this new album will not disappoint any of their followers and will get many new ones.

“Seven Bowls of Wrath” is set to be released on November 11th, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD & 12″LP formats.

Links:
www.facebook.com/Soulskinnerband

Incursion – “The Hunter”

Incursion – “The Hunter”
DIGITAL | CD | LP
NWOTHM from USA

“The Hunter” is Incursion’s debut EP, a US band originally active between 1982 and 1986, which returned its activity back in 2018. Ready to assault you with their New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal, Incursion are set to release “The Hunter” on CD and vinyl this fall.

Recorded at Alpaca Ranch Studios (Winter Park, FL).
Additional recordings at Samson Pro Studios (Nashville, TN) and Daylight Studios (Nashville, TN).
Mixed by Jorg Uken at Soundlodge Recording Studio (Rhauderfehn, Germany).
Mastered by Jorg Uken
Engineered by Chris Short.

Links:https://www.facebook.com/TheBandIncursion/
https://www.instagram.com/thebandincursion/
https://twitter.com/IncursionBand
http://www.incursionheavymetal.com/