Symphonic Progressive Metal Band Mythodea has announced a new line-up, bringing in new drummer from Brasil, Pedro Tinello (Almah) and introducing new vocalist from Italy, Francesco Cavalieri (Wind Rose, Fairyland). Carrying over from last album is American bassist, Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death), and band visionary/composer/guitarist located in Greece, Christos Nikolaou.
The new song ”Disconnected” is being recorded and will be released later this year.
As previously announced, Steve Di Georgio joined forces with Tim ”Ripper”Owens (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) And Chris Caffery (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Charred Walls of the Damned) for a new musical project (on Frontiers Music)! Enlisted to help with the writing and to produce the entire venture, including recording & mixing is Roy Z Ramirez (Bruce Dickinson, Halford). Filling in the lineup is the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned) and drummer Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord, Graham Bonnet).
Just recently Steve Di Giorgio signed the worldwide Artist Deal with Alpha Omega Management, inaugurating the new Alpha Omega Management Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists.
Watch Steve’s video announcement here:
Steve Di Giorgio doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of Testament, Death and Sadus, among others. Within his genre, Steve Di Giorgio is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.
Here are some teasers of the recording sessions:
Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling, here enjoy it:
Here are some teasers of the recording sessions:
Mythodea ” Disconnected Trailer” ft. Steve DiGiorgio, here enjoy it:
Just recently, the Legendary U.S. Bay Area Thrash Gods, Hirax concluded their successful European tour with Raven And Kill Ritual performing at Hellfest (France) on June 18th.
Upcoming Hirax shows:
29 – July Chicago, IL (USA) ”Reggies”
with Sacred Reich
September 14th, Santa Ana, CA (USA) ”The Observatory”
September 15th, os Angeles, CA (USA) “The Roxy”
10-11-12 February 2018 True Thrash Fest Osaka (JAPAN) ”Osaka Esaka Muse”
Hirax is an American thrash metal band beginning in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena (founding member). The band was an early example of the thrash metal, speed metal and crossover. Hirax is based in Los Angeles but, at that time, because of the weak metal scene in their area, they spent most of their time playing in San Francisco along with Slayer, Metallica, and Exodus, who were all part of the exciting new metal emerging from the Bay area. They released a four-song demo in 1984. This demo was widely circulated and the band became known and respected worldwide through the metal tape trading underground. Since then Hirax has released 5 full length studio albums and multiple EPs and has toured the world including many festivals in South America, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, and the U.S.A.
French extreme metallers Dunkelnacht are proud to announce the release date of their upcoming Ep “Anthropocenia”! The EP represent the continuation of “Ritualz Of The Occult“, and shall open the gates to the band’s third album.“Anthropocenia” EP will be out on September the 15th via Wormholedeath/The Orchard worldwide.
Dunkelnacht are ready to bring their blasting sound to the east with a Russian tour that starts on July! Below the shows dates:
Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce that its rock/punk rebellious Viscera will join the NYHC pioneers Agnostic Front, as main support, on their 35th Anniversary tour!
November 21 – Kiev (UA) at Beletage
November 22 – Minsk (BY) at Re:Public
November 23 – St. Petersburg (RU) at Mod
November 24 – Moscow (RU) at Moscow Concert Hall
Viscera was founded by brothers Chris Edward & Ralph Anthony ”Rafael” Buzea , the two life long travelers, nomadic souls, inseparable! Viscera is the definitive ”Ride or Die” band outta Hollywood, CA. Masters of their unique blending of metal, punk & rock … not your typical band … not your typical sound … and, most definitely, not your typical group of musicians. Currently, Viscera are recording their first full length LP; at LA Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA; expected release mid 2017, along with several music videos in support of the new record. On their last tour, Angels & Demons 2016, the band made a bit of history; being the first ever American artist, of any genre, to travel to and perform in the country of Belize.
Viscera, hailing, in part, from Mexico City, bits of Canada & all across the United States .. their ferocious appetites for anarchy, adventure & revolution landed the already notorious ”Booze Brothers” in Los Angeles, California; where they quickly injected themselves deep into the heart of Hollywood .. the entertainment capital of the world .. City of Angels.
They wasted no time in establishing Viscera most infamous home base to date, only inches from Hollywood Boulevard’s legendary Walk of Fame .. in the Yucca Corridor at Whitley Avenue … a hotbed already bubbling with radical, delinquent, frequently nefarious, often musical talents, faces & activities.
This lion’s den would serve as the epicenter to the band’s meteoric arrival into the artistic atmosphere; an explosive wave whose gravity would pull into the group, not only, Italy’s guitar phenomenon n all around wild child Marko Polo, but also Glendale’s rock n’ roll titan & prodigal son Moses Gonzalez .. the ONLY two musicians in town whose spirits, drive, intensity & durability could both match and mesh with that of the Buzea Bros. .. in such a way .. to bring you .. Viscera!
Check out the ”Dirty Punk Fuck” (Official Music Video) here, enjoy it:
Nervochaos most recent Asian tour -co-headlined with Krisiun and presented by Alpha Omega Management‘sAlpha Omega Tours, was a success and has received a mini documentary. In the video we will see the band’s passage through Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia.
All concerts are part of the promotion tour of the recently released ”Nyctophilia”. The album can already be bought at the main specialized stores of the market, either directly with the band, by email, Facebook or in the official store: https://goo.gl/aF7Xkx.
Nervochaos released their new album ”Nyctophilia”on March 10th in Brazil via Cogumelo Records. The art of both the cover and the booklet was created the talented Brazilian artist Alcides Burn (Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Malefactor, Queiron, Headhunter DC, etc). ”Nyctophilia” was recorded in Italy at Alpha Omega Studio, along with producer Alex Azzali, who is also responsible for mixing and mastering the work. Check out the outstanding 360° live studio video for the song ”Total Satan”:
Watch the documentary, here and on youtube as well:
Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient have announced their Latin American tour dates and cities, kicking off on September 7th in Mexico.
Ancient Frontman Zel stated:
“We are very excited and proud to announce the Ancient tour in Latin America in September. This has in many ways been a dream come true for us, to finally tour this corner of the world. The tour that took place in 2007 was not with a full band line-up and I was not even there myself, but this time we will bring the most powerful and energetic line up Ancient has ever had, with Mr. Nick Barker himself on the drums !!
A lot of fans from countries like Honduras, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Venezuela and especially Brazil, have been writing to us asking why we will not visit these places during the tour. The thing is, that it does not depend on the band, we would play in every single country if we had the chance. These decisions are always made by the booking agency and the local promoters in each country. Sometimes the expenses (especially with travelling) are simply too high to make it happen, but we will do our best to return again with an even bigger tour next time !!! Let’s keep the Ancient spirit alive !!”
South American Tour 2017:
September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires
Upcoming Ancient Festivals:
July 20 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria
More shows TBA.
Just recently Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/
Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.
” Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.
With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory “13 Candles”.
Ancient frontman Zel stated: ”Death is just the beginning… ”
The track listing is as follows :
1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
The Excruciating Journey
7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)
Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars