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VATTNET VISKAR are stepping back into the studio to record their new album next month. This will be the follow up to their album, Sky Swallower which received high praises. With Sanford Parker (TWILIGHT, PELICAN) at the helm as producer, the quartet’s next album promises to boast more of the crushingly ambient metal that has earned VATTNET VISKAR “album of the year” accolades in the past.  Check out their song, Breath of The Almighty from Sky Swallower:


In addition to working on the new album, they are going to be heading out for some headlining tour dates:

  • Jan. 21, 2015 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
  • Jan. 22, 2015 – The Avenue – Lansing, MI
  • Jan. 23, 2015 – Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • Jan. 31, 2015 – Ottawa Tavern – Toledo, OH
  • Feb. 1, 2015 – Stamps – Tonawanda, NY
  • Feb. 2, 2015 – Just Be Cause – Ithaca, NY
  • May 21, 2015 – Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

You can pick up Sky Swallower can be purchased digitally at iTunes or in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro.  Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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A Skylit Drive have released an acoustic version of their song, Rise which will be on their upcoming album, Rise: Ascension and will feature acoustic re-invention of their critically acclaimed album, Rise. The album is set to release on January 6th through Tragic Hero Records. Check out the track here:


You can pre-order the album now. For the new record, the band enlisted platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, The Rocket Summer) who worked with the band on the pre-production of Rise. The album is a complete re-work of their shows which featuring piano, cello, bass, and other assorted instruments.

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~ Marisol

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Sweden’s Marduk are at it again as they unleash their fierce black metal to the masses. They are set to release their new album Frontschwein on January 19th in Europe and February 10th in North America. To get yourself ready for their new album, check out their fierocious new song,Wartheland:

Check out the album cover and tracklist for Frontschwein:


  • 1. Frontschwein
  • 2. The Blond Beast
  • 3. Afrika
  • 4. Wartheland
  • 5. Rope Of Regret
  • 6. Between The Wolf-Packs
  • 7. Nebelwerfer
  • 8. Falaise: Cauldron Of Blood
  • 9. Doomsday Elite
  • 10. 503
  • 11. Thousand-Fold Death
  • 12. Warschau III: Necropolis (Mediabook bonus track, by ARDITI)

In January Marduk will set out on tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Then in Spring head off to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Tour dates are listed below:

Jan 12 – Perth / Amplifier Bar /


Jan 13 – Adelaide / Enigma Bar /


Jan 14 – Melbourne / Northcote Social Club ** /https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2996/Marduk&Inquisition

Jan 15 – Hobart / Mofo /


Jan 16 – Melbourne / HiFi Bar ** /


Jan 17 – Sydney / HiFi Bar /


Jan 18 – Brisbane / Crowbar /


Jan 20 – Auckland – Kings Arms Tavern /


 ** MARDUK will perform Panzer Division & Those Of The Unlight albums in full – Melbourne only. Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/352129781612416/

 JAPAN 2015

Jan 22 – Osaka – Nanba Rockets / http://t.pia.jp/
Jan 23 – Nagoya – Imaike Club 3Star /http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010163P0108P002138715P0050001P006001P0030001

Jan 24 – Tokyo – Shibuya Cyclone /http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010163P0108P002138492P0050001P006001P0030001

Jan 25 – Tokyo – Shibuya Garret /http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U14P0010163P0108P002138493P0050001P006001P0030001


02.04.2015 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser

03.04.2015 AT – Wien, Gasometer

04.04.2015 CH – Pratteln, Z7

05.04.2015 DE – Essen, Weststadthalle

06.04.2015 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

07.04.2015 DE – Lindau, Club Vaudeville

08.04.2015 DE – Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik

09.04.2015 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle

10.04.2015 DE – Geiselwind, Musichall

11.04.2015 DE – München, Backstage

12.04.2015 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof

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New Video released from supergroup, Revolution Saints will have you begging for more!.

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Interview with New Years Day at Ace of Spades, Sacramento.

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We had an awesome time at The Birthday Massacre show earlier this week at the Ace of Spades. So many great bands performed including one of of our local favorites, Awoken Shadows and two spectacular sets by The Red Paintings and New Years Day. Another highlight of the night was catching the energetic set of Snow White Smile. They have a very refreshing sound that blends industrial and alternative edge to rock. Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

This was the last show of 2014 for Snow White Smile but stay tuned because 2015 is going to be a great year for them. They also have available their debut album as well as their remix album for sale on their official webstore: http://snowwhitesmileband.com/store.html. Pick up a couple and give the gift of Snow White Smile to the music lovers in your life.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

Snow White Smile is:

  • David Wright – Vocals/Guitar
  • Zach Tole – Drums
  • Kyle Vorst – Bass
  • Stephanie Michelle – Guitar/Backup Vocals|

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We have had the great pleasure of seeing New Years Day nearly half a dozen times in just the last couple years and on Wednesday we saw them once again as they returned to the Ace of Spades as they are out on tour with The Birthday Massacre.  New Years Day have the knack of putting on a whole of a performance every time and this time, I believe they outdid themselves. They were absolutely on point the entire night with energy abound and truly reaching a peak of perfection with their music.

Ash Costello is truly an amazing vocalist and artist, her stage presence captivates the crowd and she invites them to join in her in singing the songs. The audience was fully engaged from start to finish. Anthony is a madman on bass and you he has great powerful backing vocals. Nikki Misery is absolutely stellar in his fierce guitar shredding as he is bouncing around the stage with leaps and jumps that will have your eyes wide open.

Nick Rossi unleashes his adrenaline as he turns into beast mode on the drums, delivering precision drumming with every beat. With the addition of Tyler Burgess on guitar, he appears to be the perfect match for the energy that this band brings out. He was wild on stage and together they created an intense level of excitement that I haven’t seen in a while. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:


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We had the opportunity to chat with New Years Day shortly before their set and we will be bringing that interview to you later this weekend. For now, make sure to check the remaining dates of the tour and don’t miss them when they are coming to a venue near you.  If you don’t already have it, I would strongly encourage you to pick up their latest EP, EPIDEMIC. The EP really displays the great musicianship of this band and how they have evolved through their sound. They really bring out the passion in their songs as well as when they perform live. This is a band that speaks volumes of truth in their music and give you a good dose of hard ROCK at the same time.

  • DEC 05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
  • DEC 06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • DEC 09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
  • DEC 10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • DEC  13 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
  • DEC 14 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
  • DEC 16 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
  • DEC 17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
  • DEC 18 Toronto, CAN – Mod Club Theatre

We loved it when they came to Slim’s in San Francisco on the We Love Tour featuring Combichrist and William Control. They delivered a high energy intense set that had the crowd in awe. I think they set a record for crowd surfing during a set at Slim’s which rarely tolerates. It was probably the most energetic crowd that I have witnessed at their performances, full on mosh pit, crowd participation and infectious passion raging through the crowd. Check out the slideshow of photographs by our Rockin Ryan from their SF show:

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I will leave you with a video from their set at Ace of Spades performing Death of the Party: 

Make sure you head over to Itunes to pick up EPIDEMIC and crank it up loud!  Also, make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news from them.

~ Marisol

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