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FRESH MEAT FOR THE BEAST: BARBUDO

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Barbudo are a British ‘Nu-eyed funk’ group from the south coast town of Havant, Portsmouth. Fusing elements of old-school funk, psych rock and smooth R&B, brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth, along with Elliot Salter have established an intoxicating sound which oozes charm and flamboyancy.  
Taking inspiration from the pioneers of 70’s funk, soul and disco, as well as acts such as Steely Dan, Shuggie Otis and The Isley Brothers, Barbudo have concocted a sound equal parts contemporary with yesteryear’s glow. This unique marriage has given the band the distinct sound that has been winning over audiences across the nation.
Following the success of their last EP Pleasures, released under Pie & Vinyl Records, Barbudo are now ready to unveil their latest single ‘Secret Admirer’. Drenched in funk-fuelled melodies, shimmering vocal harmonies and groove-laden basslines, the single radiates sonic colours. Barbudo have succeeded in capturing the sound of summer , complete with the band’s sign…

CLUTCH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS"

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CLUTCH have announced Book of Bad Decisionsas the title of their new studio album. 
Book of Bad DecisionsCLUTCH’s 12th studio album is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 7th, 2018 via their own Weathermaker Music label.   The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack WhiteChris StapletonThe RaconteursThe Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks.  “With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album.  The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster.  Bassist Dan Maines seconds that when he says “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy ofClutch in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.”  Guitarist Tim Sult adds “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring.  Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps…

Lizzy Borden launches video for new single, "Long May They Haunt Us"

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For decades, Lizzy Bordenhas been one of theatrical rock's top front-men. And onJune 15th,Bordenwill issue his first albumin 11 years,My Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. The extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock."Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,"Bordencomments.
Lizzy Borden proclaims as "the most meaningful song on the 'My Midnight Things' album. It's about those people that are no longer in our lives but we still think about them every single day. They haunt us with more than a memory, a haunt that we hope will never go away." The video (directed by David Brodsky / www.davidsbrodsky.com


To watch the lyric video for the previous single, "My Midnight Things", please visit: metalblade.com/lizzyborden - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following…

Black Coffee "I Barely Know Her"

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Columbus, OH based Rock Band Black Coffee has released the official music video for their single, "I Barely Know Her," off of their debut album, Take One. Filmed at the Johnstown Opera House in Johnstown, OH, "I Barely Know Her" was shot, directed and produced by John Payne of Payne Productions.
"We are a band that write, record, and play like it’s 1972. This album represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks, no triggers, and no pitch correction. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.” - Black Coffee

Track List:  1. Creamer  2. I Barely Know Her  3. Hurricane  4. Monica  5. Born to Lie  6. The Traveler  7. Psychedelic Red  8. Fade  9. Away Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent. With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus,…

SWEDISH CELTIC PUNK OUTFIT SIR REG RELEASES NEW SINGLE, "FOOL"

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SIR REG is an energetic six piece from Sweden fronted by Irish vocalist Brendan Sheehy. This fall the band will release their fifth studio album, The Underdogs on Despotz Records with the album's lead single, "FOOL" ("Fight of Our Lives") hitting your favourite online platform today.
SIR REG came together in 2009 when Sheehy began his quest to form the ultimate Celtic punk band.  Having landed in Köping from his hometown of Dublin in 2002 he soon began playing cover songs in pubs around the city with fiddle player Karin Ulvin. After a few hundred shows the duo decided to take their talents in a different direction and one by one the different future members of SIR REG fell into place. 
Sheehy covers subject matter that runs the gamut, from the issues of modern day society to finding the right bar on a Saturday night, Combined with strong melodies and explosive live shows it's easy to see how SIR REG have made such a strong name for themselves in the Celtic …

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS: LAMB OF GOD Releases BURN THE PRIEST Covers Album "Legion: XX"

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LAMB OF GOD Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of BURN THE PRIEST with Release of New Covers Album, Legion: XXvia Epic Records Featuring Covers of Classics by Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Big Black, Ministry, Melvins, Quicksand and More
Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to release their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIESTLegion: XX, via Epic Records. The album is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, released in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST's upcoming 20th anniversary.

"Although Albini's lyrics for "Kerosene" evoke small-town boredom, there is no geography more terrifying to me than the ever-spreading and soulless cookie-cutter sprawl of suburbia,"says vocalist Randy Blythe. "After I suggested a suburban location for the "Kerosene" video, director Zev Deans took it to the next level with visual nods t…

FRESH MEAT FOR THE BEAST: UNDER DARKEST SKIES

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" All My Life, I've Hated This Thing Called Living" is the 1st single off of Under Darkest Skies upcoming album titled "The Obscene Shape Of Shadows" 
Based in Wisconsin, we are a metal band that incorporates all our influences into one heavy and melodic form of our own metal that is filled with emotion.
Band Members Steven Fedder
Adam Didier https://www.facebook.com/underdarkestskies/