Thursday 5 January 2017

Eluveitie announce their complete new line-up

Credit: Manuel Vargas

Waiting is finally over! Folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians to guarantee you the best possible line-up of all time and with the help of a countdown on their homepage they have presented little by little the new formation with wanted poster, videos and interviews. On the 1st of January, they finally announced the last new band member - so the complete new line-up is set! This happened just right before the band's own festival, 'Eluveitie & Friends', will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland on the 6th/7th of January! At this festival, ELUVEITIE will perform with their new line-up for the first time!

Welcome to the family of ELUVEITIE (at the picture from left to right): Jonas Wolf (guitars), Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola), Nicole Ansperger (fiddle), Alain Ackermann (drums), Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran), Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, Mandola), Kay Brem (bass), Michalina Malisz (hurdy gurdy) and Rafael Salzmann (guitars)!

The band states: "Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again (even more than complete, actually) and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board! What could be a better start into a new year? 2017 is our year! We cannot wait to enter the studios soon and finish »Evocation II«. And right afterwards we'll be back with full force to rock the summer festival stages. Cheers & sláinte."

Dead Horse Trauma Signs Deal with Sony/The Orchard for Worldwide Distribution of New Album, LIFE

Sony Music Distribution company, The Orchard, has signed Des Moines, IA based Rock band, Dead Horse Trauma, to a worldwide distribution contract. The Orchard will handle U.S. and international distribution for Dead Horse Trauma’s upcoming release, LIFE, including the Video Premiere of “Fugue State” on Vevo, and many video networks worldwide.

“We’re beyond excited to finally get our debut worldwide release under our belt with one of the largest distribution outlets in the world. With our newly-assembled development team and now the means to put LIFE out into ears around the globe, we couldn’t have asked for a better situation. Huge thanks to our team and all our fans for helping us make this happen.” -Eric Davidson (Vocalist, Dead Horse Trauma).

In addition, the band has announced the LIFE TOUR that will kick off on February 17th in Madison, WI. Dates below.

Unwill - "Past Life" | eOne Music / Lifeblood, Inc. 10 February 2017

Unwill is an alternative rock act from New York. Playing music together for years in different projects, members Jeffrey Ferguson, Ethan Keeley, Cody Weissinger, and Rocco Sylvio founded the band in 2015. Since then, Unwill has brought its unforgettable sound and energy to listeners in the Northeast region of the United States, and will expand its reach throughout the country and the globe in the coming year.

In May of 2015 the band revealed itself with its debut single and music video “Calm,” directed by Josiah Moore (Ice Nine Kills, Sirens and Sailors, It Lives, It Breathes). The song and video garnered immediate attention from listeners all over. Throughout the remainder of 2015 the band covered ground all across the Northeast, exposing its unforgiving live performance alongside such acts as Letlive, He Is Legend and Norma Jean.

In December of the same year Unwill released a live music video (also directed by Moore) for its second single “Ritual Escape,” showing off the band’s alluring stage presence and energy. Drummer Jeffrey Ferguson has become a favorite of Moore’s to film for his frenetic yet controlled performances.

In July of 2016, Unwill officially announced its worldwide signing with Lifeblood Inc. and Entertainment One Music. With this newfound union, the band will open itself to new audiences, who will look forward to the band’s combination of aggressive riffs and melodic lines coupled with a frantic and passionate stage performance.

Unwill is set to release its debut album “Past Life” through Lifeblood Inc./Entertainment One Music, featuring eleven songs that are unrelenting in their grim honesty. The album deals with themes of identity, faith, self-doubt, solipsism, regret, and the truest parts of our natures. Beneath the dark exterior of these songs, however, are shreds of light.

Musically, Unwill has been compared to the likes of Linkin Park, Deftones, Chevelle, Underoath, and other highly influential rock and metal bands. But the band doesn’t shy from putting its own spin on alternative rock. Within the eleven-song journey of “Past Life,” listeners will come across the many sides of Rocco Sylvio’s voice, smooth on one end and coarse on the other. They will also hear cleaner guitars mixed in with the dirtier tones, and soaring melodies alongside unapologetic heavy riffs.

Wherever listeners come to face Unwill, whether it be through live performance or studio recording, they can be sure to always be met with relentless force.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

:::KILLCODE::: -"Shot" (Lyric Video)

Check out :::KILLCODE:::'s new lyric video for the song "Shot"! "Shot" is off :::KILLCODE:::'s latest album "The Answer", which was produced by Joey Z (Guitarist for Life Of Agony). The video was directed by Shan Dan Horan and his team at "The Shadow Born Group". "Shot" is also now available for download purchase at :::KILLCODE:::'s website and Advanced limited edition copies of "The Answer" are now available for purchase at

SEPULTURA - first track-by-track trailer for 'Machine Messiah'

Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, will unleash their upcoming studio album, Machine Messiah, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils their first track-by-track trailer, in which they talk about the first five songs. Watch it here:

The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The stunning cover artwork of Machine Messiah was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.

‘Machine Messiah’ tracklisting as follows: 1. Machine Messiah 2. I Am The Enemy 3. Phantom Self 4. Alethea 5. Iceberg Dances 6. Sworn Oath 7. Resistant Parasites 8. Silent Violence 9. Vandals Nest 10. Cyber God

SEPULTURA LIVE: w/ KREATOR, SOILWORK, ABORTED 01.02. F Metz - B.A.M. 02.02. NL Tilburg - 013 03.02. D Munich - Tonhalle 04.02. D Hamburg - Mehr! Theater 06.02. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio 07.02. N Oslo - Rockefeller 08.02. S Stockholm - Fryshuset 10.02. FIN Helsinki - Black Box 11.02. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone 12.02. EST Tallinn - Rock Cafe 13.02. LT Vilnius - Siemens Arena 15.02. PL Warsaw - Progresja 16.02. A Vienna - Gasometer 17.02. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 18.02. D Berlin - Columbiahalle 19.02. CH Pratteln - Z7 21.02. I Trezzo - Live Club 22.02. F Grenoble - Summum 23.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 24.02. E Madrid - Riviera 25.02. F Toulouse - Bikini 26.02. F Paris - Bataclan 28.02. UK Manchester - Academy 01.03. IRL Dublin - Vicar Street 02.03. UK London - o2 Forum 03.03. B Torhout - De Mast 04.03. D Essen - Grugahalle 07.03. RUS Moscow - Bud Arena* * no ABORTED

Tuesday 3 January 2017


Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique Coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will open its first brick and mortar ELLEFSON COFFEE CO shop next week in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including ROAST IN PEACE, SHE WOLF, KENYA THRASH, and URBAN LEGEND, ECC will also be a retail outlet for Ellefson Coffee products and memorabilia, as well as a satellite retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP.

The store will also serve as a “Museum of Deth” featuring permanently displayed artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection , as well as memorabilia from other artists. After teaming up with local Jackson Coffee shop COFFEE CHOICES (one of Ellefson’s personal Jackson haunts) and owner Susan Reiter for their URBAN LEGEND blend, David’s ECC (and EMP) partner Thom Hazaert suggested taking the partnership farther.

“One day Susan and I had a conversation about the idea of sort of re-branding Coffee Choices into something more aligned with the ECC brand, and us coming in as partners.” Says Hazaert. “I pitched the idea to David, we had already discussed the idea of opening a brick and mortar outlet maybe in Phoenix, and we all loved the idea, being David’s hometown, and Susan’s amazing history in Jackson, and her experience running Coffee Choices.”

Adds Ellefson, “I’ve been blessed to travel the world year after year as a musician but my roots have always stayed in Jackson, MN. So, it’s a true honor for our coffee brand to have a retail shop on the main street USA I grew up on, and to serve the very community I was born and raised in. Aside from some great coffee and a fun Rock N’ Roll atmosphere, our store is a go-to destination for coffee that also tells my story of heavy metal and global music history. I look forward to seeing you there!”

And any Megadeth fan already knows Jackson well, even if they don’t know it, as the connections to this small Midwest town run deep in Megadeth lore. Loon Lake Cemetery, that spawned the legend of Mary Jane, immortalized on So Far, So Good, So What is a few miles down the street, while the Ellefson family farm that inspired Megadeth hit “Foreclosure of a Dream” is also a stone’s throw from where ECC is setting up shop.

Hazaert adds, “Not only will Ellefson Coffee Co. now have a permanent face in David’s hometown, but being able to tie in EMP, and everything else we do, and with the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience, that we are sure will not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the World.”

The first day of business officially as Ellefson Coffee Co. will be Monday, January 10th, with a grand opening coming later in the Spring. You can pay ECC a visit at 404 Second St, Jackson, MN, 56143.

Monday 2 January 2017


"This tea we feel is phenomenal because it is wildly powerful yet delicious. It tastes of a deep natural sweetness, citrus, and a fierce kick of spicy ginger and seems to truly help vocalists make it through more shows." - Sky White (Founder of Wendigo Tea Co.)

Wondering how your favorite singers manage to belt it out night after night without losing their voices? Tired of whispering your way through down days between gigs on the road? Well Wendigo Tea Co. founder and mastermind Sky White may have the answer and the antidote. Siren, which is the latest addition to White's renown line of super, high-end teas has only been on the market for 6 months, but it is already gaining high praise from some of the industry's best vocalists for it's reparative qualities and taste. White, who is a formidable musician in his own right (former keyboardist for Foxy Shazam), recognized a need for a stronger, and more effective herbal tea crafted specifically for vocalists. This perfectly balanced herbal tea that White was dreaming of simply didn't exist and with necessity being the mother of invention, he decided to craft if himself:

"I always thought herbal teas were silly and boring but have met hundreds of professional vocalists that relied on variations of herbal blends that soothe the voice and help deal with the damage on their throats from singing for hours every night. I knew that I could find a way to make this better, stronger, and more effective. I was never planning on getting into herbal teas but there was very huge need for this in the industry. All of the rest of my teas are ultra-premium traditional (Camellia sinensis) teas that have deep rooted culture and history. I specialize in finding these legendary teas from around the world. Herbal blends are a whole other game. I just knew something needed to be done. The only person who has ever impressed me with herbal blends is Kathryn Grover over at She agreed to help take on the Siren with me. So after countless hours of fine-tuning this beast of a tea together, she is finally done!" - Sky White

Professional singers everywhere understand that their voice is their instrument and their livelihood. Protecting and preserving such a valuable asset is the key to a long lasting career in the music industry and Siren is a simple tool that should be in every singers preventative arsenal. Even Justin Hawkins, the lead singer for the British glam-rock group The Darkness recently applauded Siren for it's unrivaled effectiveness:

"Siren Throat Coat is the only choice for a moderately successful singer like moi. When the chips are down, your goose is cooked and the going gets tough, this is a championship level tea blend with enough fire to blast away the cobwebs. My pipes have never been clearer, my voice is clear and true. On behalf of The Darkness, I thank you." - Justin Hawkins (Lead singer for The Darkness)

So whether you're an aspiring vocalist-in-training or a road weary, professional screamer Siren will keep you in the game and performing your best.

About Wendigo Tea Co.: While working as a professional musician, Sky White spent a decade touring the planet and developing a taste for ridiculously high-grade tea. When he returned to his hometown of Cincinnati, Sky set out to share his passion for fine teas with the world. Sky White’s Wendigo Tea Co. offers consumers a selection of delicious high-grade teas sourced from around the globe. Each of these teas embodies the mysterious essence of a cryptic namesake; from the bold natural sweetness of Bigfoot Black Tea to the delicate complexity of Nessy’s imperial-grade jasmine pearls. Sky hand-picks all of Wendigo Tea Co.’s legendary teas for their unique flavors, premium quality, and ancient origins.