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Contributed by Alexandra

Going through concert announcements a few weeks ago, I spotted William Control playing in Munich. Unfortunately not a headliner tour, but some acts you just need to see live any opportunity you can get. It was William Control’s first time in Germany with this project. Last time was seven years ago with Aiden.

That evening he opened for Combichrist. As it is common in Munich and probably some others places too, the room’s not really crowded, when the opening act gets on stage. I couldn’t say how many people really heard of William Control before. If they’d known more about him, there definitely would’ve been more people at the beginning of his show.

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He started the set with ‘All due restraint’ from the 2010 released album ‘Noir’. Throughout the show he played songs from all his albums ‘Novus Ordo seclorum’, ‘Hate culture’ and ‘Neuromancer’. William was constantly moving around on stage, throwing and catching his mic or circling it around his neck. No standstill whatsoever. It’s fun to watch and the songs he chose invited the audience to sing along, which they even did at some point (not really loud, but I saw them singing) and believe me, the audience of this city is really hard to get that far, esp. when they’re just introduced to someone that night.  I’d have loved to hear much more, but you always meet twice in life, so there I’m hoping for a 2nd time. Hopefully in 2015! I missed the song ‘Illuminator’ that evening, in fact one of my fave songs of the current record ‘Neuromancer’. All in due time I guess.

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William was at the merch table after the show to talk to fans, autograph stuff and take pictures. Chances to meet bands after the shows are rare these days, so it was really nice he took some time to hang out.

European tour ends December 20th after an almost two-month period.

Set-list:

  • All due restraint
  • Beautiful Loser
  • Strangers
  • Price we pay
  • New world order
  • Revelator
  • Razors Edge
  • I’m only human sometimes

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Interview with William Control in San Francisco with Music Junkie Press

 

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Our favorite Gothic Punk Rock band Ashestoangels have released another video from their album, Horror Cult. This time it is for their song, Heavy Words and Hollow Bones. Check it out here:

The video really has me excited to see them live! It really gives you a taste of what it would be like to catch their highly energetic sets!  Crilly says, “We spent the summer out on the road and we took along a couple of friends to film it. We tried to put together a video that captures how much fun those shows were. This is one of our favourite songs to play from the new record and I think we’ve made a video that does it justice.” .

If you don’t already have it, be sure to pick up Horror Cult. It is an amazing album from start to finish. Beware, this album will definitely haunt you but in a GOOD WAY! I love it! This is they type of album that you will play from start to finish and find yourself with it on repeat.

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Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Today is the day for the release by Gothic Punk Rock band Ashestoangels of their album, Horror Cult. This album is amazing from start to finish. There is no better day to release this musical gem than Halloween. It is like all the ghosts and spirits are ready to rise from the dead and rock out in appreciation for this music. Beware, this album will definitely haunt you but in a GOOD WAY! I love it! Today they have released another video. This time for their song, Bury Us In Black. Crilly had this to say about the song, Bury Us In Black” is one of the most personal songs on the record; I wrote it at a real low point. When I wrote those words and those chords I didn’t know if anything I ever wrote was going to make it out in a song. But I guess it didn’t matter much, I had to get it on the page. Made me feel better. If anyone can find some kind of solace in my words then I guess it was all worth it. Check out the video here:

The next video to check out is for Run.  About the new video,  “We set out to just make a straight performance video for this song, but when we arrived at the location it just spiraled out of control. Before we knew it we were sharpening sickle and chasing the residents around the farm with an axe. As you do. Maybe we watch too many horror movies…:  .Check out the new video here:

In case you missed the first two videos, check them out below:

The first is Six Six Six and Crilly explains,  “It’s been a while since we’ve released anything new so we knew we had to deliver something intense. The song is like a prelude to the whole album, it’s frantic and energetic and the video is a visual representation of that. We didn’t want to distract with a storyline, just the four of us in a room letting the world know we are back and ready to take this thing to the next level.”  Check out the video here:

The next video is for Still Dead and Crilly had this to say about it, “A big part of what makes us Ashestoangels is the contrasts within our music. Still Dead is like a counterpoint to the heavier moments, a respite from the speed and aggression. Lyrically this song is very important to me and I think the change of pace lets the words take centre stage.” Check it out here:

I am completely loving these tracks and when you pick up the new album, you will be blown away but the rest. They definitely have a complete album with 10 varied songs that give a complete punk rock attitude wrapped in a goth vibe.  It doesn’t isolate itself by being boxed in to a particular genre so you will find a wide variety of fans appreciate this album. Make sure to check out the song, Living Hell which features William Control who also produced the album. Mary Jane Kelly and 666 are a couple of my faves and have the perfect anthemic punk styles and I swear they will have you infected with energy. I love the punk angst vocals in Heavy Words as it unleashes the contained rage! Still Dead brings a great mysterious alternative rock vibe alive and I love the basslines. There is not one track on there that I don’t absolutely love. This is they type of album that you will play from start to finish and find yourself with it on repeat.

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Make sure to pick up Horror Cult available on iTunes and Amazon.  The band is planning on releasing a total of 10 videos from the new album so stay tuned. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.   Ashestoangels will be playing tonight at The Arches in Conventry UK. What an amazing show that will be especially on the release night of this album. I bet the energy in the venue will be alive with music as well as spirits and ghosts.

~ Marisol

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New Orleans, LA based Alternative Rock group Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.) are back and will be releasing a brand new studio album titled “Reveal”in March 2015.  To give fans a taste of what’s to come, the band’s label Pavement Entertainment will release a new song entitled “Not Forsaken” from the upcoming album digitally on October 27th. It will be sold as a special bundle with the band’s gold selling hit single “Let Me Out” re-recorded as a special acoustic version. Fans can get both songs on iTunes together for $1.98 starting on October 27th.

Future Leaders Of The World will hit the road with Saliva in November in support of the track’s release. Here are the first list of dates for the tour:
  • Nov. 1st Carmichaels, PA Boondoc’s
  • Nov. 6th Eau Claire, WI Hipp’s Pub
  • Nov. 7th Green Bay, WI The Watering Hole
  • Nov. 10th Endicott, NY Downtown Quarterback
  • Nov. 14th Baltimore, MD Fishhead Cantina
  • Nov. 18th Kernersville, NC Bucked Up Super Saloon
  • Nov. 19th Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
  • Nov. 20th Lynchburg, VA Phase 2
  • Nov. 22nd Hardeeville, SC The Music Vault
Future Leaders of the World is:
  • PHIL TAYLOR/TAYLOR MAYD – VOCALS/GUITAR
  • IAN SEVERSON – LEAD GUITAR
  • JARRED MOSELY- BASS
  • RUSSELL BULLOCK- DRUMS

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news. Mark your calendars for October 27th to pick up their new single!

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German rockers Zodiac have released a music video for the title track of their upcoming album, Sonic Child. The video takes you into the studio as they perform the song. The video was directed and produced by Dusseldorf-based company Warped Type.  Check out the video here:

Last month, Zodiac premiered their first song off the labum,  A Penny and a Dead Horse. These songs give us the first taste of music from their forthcoming album, Sonic Child which is set for a September 30th release. It really has me excited for the album and I love their Zeppelin style vibe infused with some blues infused classic rock. It will really take you by surprise and have you wanting more. The southern style blues intro sets the stage for the captivating vocals that truly bleeds emotion. The drums guide into the swirling guitars and take the tempo up a bit. You really are going to love this.  Check out the song here:

The album will be released on September 30th through Prosthetic Records. The band described the album’s concept as “Sonic Child centers on the top of the true love: music. As a child, you hear music in its most original form. You are not concerned with the picture of the band, their style or image; you just listen to the music and have an impression of your own.

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You can pre-order the album in packages via Prosthetic’s website: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/bands/zodiac.Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Band Members:

  • Nick van Delft (Vocals / Guitar)
  • Stephan Gall (Guitar)
  • Ruben Claro (Bass)
  • Janosch Rathmer (Drums)

Tour Dates: 

  • 8/29      Burg Herzberg, DE – Burg Herzberg Fest
  • 8/30      Worrstadt, DE – Neuborn Open Air Fest
  • 9/6        Raismes, FR – Raismes Fest
  • 9/19      Koln, DE – Underground 
  • 9/20      Essen, DE – Turock 
  • 9/21      Osnabruck, DE – Bastard Club
  • 9/23      Munchen, DE – Backstage
  • 9/24      Nurnberg, DE – Rockfabrik
  • 9/26      Aarau, CH – Kiff
  • 9/27      Milano, IT – Lo-Fi
  • 9/28      Bologna, IT – Freak Out
  • 9/30      London, UK – Underworld
  • 10/2      Husum, DE  – Speicher
  • 10/3      Hamburg, DE – Rock Cafe St. Pauli
  • 10/4      Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
    10/5      Berlin, DE – Privatclub

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German rockers Zodiac are premiering their first song and music video for their song, A Penny and a Dead Horse. This song is the first taste of music from their forthcoming album, Sonic Child which is set for a September 30th release. The song really brings to life a Zeppelin style vibe infused with some blues infused classic rock. It will really take you by surprise and have you wanting more. The southern style blues intro sets the stage for the captivating vocals that truly bleeds emotion. The drums guide into the swirling guitars and take the tempo up a bit. You really are going to love this.  Check out the song here:

The album will be released on September 30th through Prosthetic Records. The band described the album’s concept as “Sonic Child centers on the top of the true love: music. As a child, you hear music in its most original form. You are not concerned with the picture of the band, their style or image; you just listen to the music and have an impression of your own.

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You can pre-order the album in packages via Prosthetic’s website: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/bands/zodiac. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Band Members:

  • Nick van Delft (Vocals / Guitar)
  • Stephan Gall (Guitar)
  • Ruben Claro (Bass)
  • Janosch Rathmer (Drums)

Vesta Collide

Michigan based Vesta Collide is a metal/hard rock band that is truly deserving of your attention. They have just released a video for their song, Outreach (The End) and it is bad ass all the way. They have a great sound that reminds me of the early young days of Asking Alexandria. These guys In no way imitate since they have fused together with their fresh new heavy melodic style.

Vesta Collide is:

  • Mark Pfromm – Vocals
  • Jacob Matzkows – Guitar/Vocals
  • Alex Kuzmanovic – Guitar
  • Alex Honeycutt* – Bass
  • Nick Matzkows – Drums

We had the chance to chat with them and are pleased to bring that interview to you here:

Music Junkie Press: Thank you very much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We had the chance to check out the first song, Outreach (The End) and you blew us away with that track. It is a very inspiring song, can you tell us more about your inspiration behind it?

Vesta Collide: Being our debut song as a band, we really wanted to deliver a positive message. It’s simply about learning from your past and changing for the better. We wanted every person who hears our song to know that it’s okay to change your life if you’re not happy with it. Every individual holds the power to their own decision making and with that said, no one has to settle for anything. So much of the world is spreading a negative message and we wanted to put something out there that gave some ounce of hope to our listeners who feel like nothing will ever get better.

Music Junkie Press: Can you tell us about how Vesta Collide formed?

 Vesta Collide:  Vesta Collide was formed through the collapse of previous efforts.

Music Junkie Press: We understand you are working on your new album. What stage are you in and when do you think we can expect a release?

Vesta Collide:  Now, I’m not going to say exactly when fans can expect the full album release, because we don’t want to say one thing and have it not end up that way, haha. But I will say fans can expect to hear some new songs within the next couple months.

Music Junkie Press: Your music delivers a straight up intensity that I love, and you have emotionally driven lyrics. Do you have a particular song writing process?

Vesta Collide:  We tend to start off writing drum parts, keyboard melodies and discussing the layout to our songs, then we add in guitars to bring the song to life. Lyrically the songs are written and inspired by the overall feel of the song, life experiences, outlandish themes and writing from the view of the outcast.

 Music Junkie Press: What bands are some of your most inspiring when it it comes to making your music?

 Vesta Collide: Paramore, The Used, Underoath and Fall Out Boy are some of which their creative direction is something we all admire. They all have something unique about them.

 Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

 Vesta Collide: We like diversity, so you could literally find anything. Whether it be radio pop, indie, electronic, rap or metal. Going through it you’ll find artists like Say Anything, Katy Perry, Childish Gambino, Slipknot and even video game soundtracks.

Music Junkie Press: What was the first concert you ever went to?

 Vesta Collide: This is a tough one to remember. We never really went to shows growing up.

 Alex Honeycutt – “Ozzfest (2007)”

 Mark – “In 2007 a friend of mine at the time had a local band and brought me along.”

 Jake and Nick – “Jamboree (2010)”

 Alex Kuzmanovic – “Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin (2006)”

Music Junkie Press: If you could collaborate with any artist of today on a song or feature them, who would it be and why?

Vesta Collide:  We can’t really come to a unanimous decision on who, but we think it’d be pretty cool to have a female guest spot. Maybe Hayley Williams of Paramore!

Music Junkie Press: If you had to tell us three things that you would want everyone to know about Vesta Collide, what would they be?

Vesta Collide:  We’re in the process of writing our first record and are recording with producer Joey Sturgis. We have our first single and music video out for “Outreach (The End)” and everything from merch to social networking can be found on our official website. But most importantly, this is just the start and we are extremely thankful for everyone who is already supporting us or even giving us a moment of their time and we hope everyone will stick around, because we have a lot planned.

Music Junkie Press: We are excited for the new music and look forward to seeing you out on the road. If you could put together a dream lineup for a tour, what three other bands would you like on the bill?

Vesta Collide:  I don’t know, probably something weird like Fall Out Boy, Slipknot, Blink 182 and then we’d put a stand-up comedian in-between change overs and it’d be Dave Chappelle.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, is there anything you would like to share with our audience?

Vesta Collide:  Stay tuned for you’ll be hearing A LOT more from us in due time!

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This is definitely a band you will be hearing a lot from. Check out the new song, Outreach (The End) here:

 

The video was shot in Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California by Director Sam Link. Vocalist, Mark Pfromm explains more about the song,  “In our debut single and music video, we specifically wanted to carry a positive theme. It’s closing the doors of non-fulfillment and mentally being reborn in times where we’re drowning in pessimism and antipathy. Putting an end to the monotonous cycle of letting our lives transpire without action, not settling. Outreach is pursuing everything you’ve ever wanted, coming clean with yourself and making a definite change, regardless of what anyone else thinks. It doesn’t matter. You drown out the voices because the only thing that matters is what you believe. Time is our only limitation and we can’t let that pass us by. We want each person who listens to our song to know that they have the power to cut ties from all the negativity and adversity that has been placed upon them. It’s the start of a new place in our lives and a confident transition with leaving the past in the past. Letting the future unfold in a way that leaves you completely blissful and free

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~ Marisol

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