Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins: “Pawn and Prophecy” – Dense, dynamic and super tight

There is no doubt that “Pawn and Prophecy” is going to garner some serious praise. This album puts the ‘classic’ back in metal in a definitive kind of fashion. The album represents the direction many true metal fans hoped and presumed the genre would go after all the ridiculous sub-genres that crawled out of the woodwork over the past few years. This album basically sows the seeds for a whole new generation of power metal – one with technique, speed and aggression that has no regard for radio-friendly or corporate rock elements. There is no denying the awe-inspiring quality and

Newborn: “Shadow Of Your Heart” – atmospheric, beefy, and more than a little radio friendly!

The single, “Shadow Of Your Heart” is a successful demonstration of the progression of Newborn as a band. With emblematic lyrically content, well-crafted vocals, and brilliant instrumentation, this is the gem of the band’s catalog thus far. Cathartically channeling their 90’s grunge predecessors, the beautiful bone-chilling arrangement takes in various genre influences to deliver something intrinsically their own. The band’s credentials as musicians have never been in question since their debut release, but even so, the seamless nature with which they gel is impressive. And while the driving rhythm section and guitars never fail to keep things interesting, it’s vocally

JunesFlow Celebrates Detroit Dance Culture on New Album “Long Live Jit”

The best way to go down as a legend in your city is to do what has never been done, and that is exactly what JunesFlow is up to on the first project of its kind, “Long Live Jit”. The speaker knocking, second single and title track off the project, “Long Live Jit” gets into the undeniable appeal of The Jitterbug, aka The Jit, which is a legendary dance primarily done to Detroit Techno-Music that has spanned the decades. The album is released through WhatUpDoe Radio, with all production handled by Mark Cooper, with the exception of the Desmond “Dj DDT”

kharYsma Arafat NZABA to drop new album titled “Des rimes en or”

Talented music act, kharYsma Arafat NZABA, set to release his new album titled “Des rimes en or” (I’m Back) in December 15 th 2018. kharYsma Arafat NZABA is a talented music act that is gradually taking the music industry by storm with his melodious and thought-provoking songs. kharYsma Arafat is again set to treat his fans, music lovers, and lovers of entertainment across the globe to another masterpiece with the imminent release of his new album titled Des rimes en or (I’m Back). Des rimes en or (I’m Back) is the perfect return album for kharYsma Arafat, with the timely

Natalie Jean: “All I Want” offers up a perspective of love, fidelity and relationships

Authenticity is one of those indefinable traits that many artists search and pursue, but never quite find. You can’t build authenticity into a song through a particular gathering of words and phrases; you can’t swagger, pine or shout your way there. It just happens when you put yourself out there, daring people to listen, asking the audience to believe whatever your stories are trying to communicate. It’s an achievement that award winning, multi-nominated singer-songwriter, and Grammy voting member, Natalie Jean manages by never over singing, by using lyrical poetry that sounds like it exists now, as well as in a

Disembodied Existence: “Chapter 1: The Terrestrial Script” – jaw-dropping virtuosity

Disembodied Existence is a Progressive/Technical modern metal band composed of members from around Metro Manila, Philippines. Splendid seems a strange term for a metal-type band, yet it applies to these guys. Relevant expectations include harsh and melodic vocals, amazing musicianship, and tons of atmosphere. This review cannot do justice to the varied combinations of heavy and delicate, powerful and subtle, and always rumbling with energy. If you’ve slowly matured from your head-banging self, into someone who prefers something of much more quality and substance, then with this band you’ve got it. The first time I listened to their single “Chapter

“TOXSICK – Various Artists”  – a 3 label compilation by OMOIDE LABEL / FORCE RECORDS / MYORPH /

When you look at techno, the genre itself has a wide specter of sub genres, and that’s why you always need to dig a little bit deeper to find the true gems. Diving head first into the world of techno music can be daunting. Not only is there a rich history of distinct styles and scenes to learn, but there’s also an ever-increasing pile of must-hear new labels and artists to discover. Labels are one of the best ways to find great techno. Labels in these genres also define the genres, and define entire sounds and the artists that go

Transcending Borders To Create Art

One of the most unique collaborations of 2018 just launched. Japanese Animation company Saigo No Shudan and Nigerian artist Lady Donli have joined together to create an eclectic narrative to her song Games. Lady Donli is a Neo-soul artist based in the UK. Saigo No Shudan is a Japanese animation company, it’s members include Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata. Art is about transcending borders to create magic. The collaboration was conceptualized and directed by Cameroonian director Irene Ashu (African Girl Doing Things ™). Lady Donli’s music comes from a place of authenticity. The video is an accurate representation of

NEW MEETHOOK APP CREATES VIABLE REVENUE STREAM FOR MUSICIANS & MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

A revolutionary new app is offering artists and music professionals a unique way to generate income separate from touring and recording. Introducing MeetHook, a ground-breaking tool that provides a virtual platform for musicians and music industry professionals to host sessions via one-on-one video calls to interact with students, fans or even their contemporaries. During these sessions, users are granted exclusive access to their favorite artists and professionals to take lessons, seek career advice or even ask that burning question, without fear of interruption. In turn, hosts receive the benefit of getting paid a fair rate for his or her time

The Brazilians Release New Album “Delta”

The Brazilians were borne in the Gordonvale pubs nestled amongst the Mulgrave Delta cane fields of deep Far North Queensland. The band got their start playing loud and proud, with the twin guitar attack of Todd Macalpine and Callum “Frullet” Willians competing against the industrial din of the Gordonvale sugar mill pumping 24/7. The Brazilians are now busting out of the cane fields ready to turn up the menace & mayhem around the globe with the release of their debut album, Delta. With eleven powerful cuts, including the red hot lead-single “Delta Queen”, and thunderously epic follow-up single “Rise Up”

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “All That I Need” – Musically the duo is in a different league

The latest single by duo Roger Cole & Paul Barrere, entitled “All That I Need” is so well composed and executed that it will easily stand the test of time. It is good music through and through; clever, exciting, beautiful and moving. These guys really know what they are doing and boy can they play.

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere don’t appear to be too much swayed by music fashions or commercial pressures of the music business when they record their tracks and that is one of the reasons why just about all their releases, including “All That I Need”, will sound as fresh and exciting tomorrow as it does today.

“All That I Need” a steady and relentless foot-tapping alternative rocker. Suitably titled and very clever, it has lots of surprises, tricks and dazzling organ licks and the usual great guitars backing everything up.  Paul Barrere plays the jester with his lead vocals, and effortless electric guitar escapades. Not to be outdone, sidekick Roger Cole provides a lot of the thrills and excitement with his amazing organ antics and oh what a cracking job he does with the bass and drums too.

paul-barrere-and-roger-cole-atin-350It is typical of Roger Cole & Paul Barrere to add expression with the use of dynamics and subtle phrasing to enhance a melody as they promptly do on this magical piece. The music is mesmerizing and quickly grabs your attention.

After a few bars it bursts into life taking you on a journey through a passionately lustful track that never gets boring, simply because a couple of incredibly skillful and creative performers won’t allow you to lose interest for a second.

The impact of each composition Roger Cole & Paul Barrere release is enhanced by the contrast between it and the previous one, as well as the next one, but despite the great variety of their styles within the vast rock idiom, it all flows and makes musical sense.

Musically the duo is in a different league to many of their current contemporaries, especially if you consider the musical progressions within each piece and the expertise of each musician. Technically brilliant with a lot of feel and a real understanding of music, Roger Cole & Paul Barrere are versatile musicians.

They provide great beats and rhythms, and hugely augment their music with creative, expressive and skillful guitar and vocal arrangements. If you want to hear something dramatically different from the drop-D monster rock, then give “All That I Need” a few listens and you will be much rewarded – this is the bare essence of rock n’ roll.

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