Secret Of Boris Debuts ‘Don’t Mention Love’ Video; Scheduled To Perform Live At Rail Fest

Independent electronic rock act Secret of Boris has a new live date planned.

The band is scheduled to perform live at this year’s Rail Fest in Fort Worth, Texas.  The four-day festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 1-4 at The Rail Club.  One of the songs sure to feature in the band’s set list — should the festival go on as planned — is its recently released single, ‘Don’t Mention Love.’

The band debuted the song’s companion video Apr. 4.  The video features the band performing in a dimly lit sound stage, complete with black light.  The song’s musical arrangement is an up-tempo work whose guitars, vocals and keyboards collectively lend themselves to comparisons to works from Orgy, Julien-K and Nine Inch Nails.

Front man Cameron Taylor talked about the arrangement’s creation in a recent interview.

“This song had been kicking around for quite some time,” he said. “I wrote the synth intro and verses long ago, and they were always something the band was excited about, and the chorus went through several small changes, but the bridge always gave us trouble. We would work on it, and then move on to other things, but it kept getting brought up. Finally, we landed on what you hear today, which ended up being a pretty emotionally intense part of the song. I’m glad we stuck with it.”

The lyrical theme at the center of ‘Don’t Mention Love’ comes across as addressing a familiar topic, a broken relationship.

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‘Don’t Mention Love’ is available to stream and download through Apple Music, Spotify and the band’s official Bandcamp page.

The debut of ‘Don’t Mention Love’ and its companion video came almost a month prior to the debut of the band’s now most recent single, ‘This is The End‘ and its companion video.  That song itself boasts its own Nine Inch Nails-esque sound in its arrangement.  At the same time, it can also be compared to works from Mushroomhead and Five Finger Death Punch.

More information on Secret Of Boris’ upcoming live show, its new singles and videos is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://secretofboris.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/secretofboris

Twitter: http://twitter.com/secretofboris

 

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Helion Prime Debuts ‘The Forbidden Zone’ Lyric Video

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Power metal band Helion Prime debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘The Forbidden Zone‘ Monday.  The song and its companion video are the first from the band’s forthcoming third album Question Everything.

Pre-orders are open now for Question Everything.   The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

Track Listing:
1. The Final Theory (4:20)
2. Madame Mercury (4:19)
3. Prof (3:55)
4. The Gadfly (6:35)
5. Photo 51 (5:13)
6. E Pur Si Muove (5:48)
7. Words of The Abbot (4:55) ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone (4:32)
9. Question Everything (5:56) ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening (6:54)
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)
Album Length: 56:12

 

 

The song’s musical arrangement will appeal to fans of fellow power metal act Unleash The Archers while its arrangement is pat of a bigger story that will engage and entertain audiences.  ‘The Forbidden Zone’ is available to stream through Spotify.

Guitarist Jason Ashcroft talked about the song’s (and album’s) lyrical content in a recent interview.

“I have had plans to write a song based on the film Planet of the Apes for some time now,” he said. “I love films and just needed the right time. The character Cornelius really fits into the theme I was going for with this album. He is the only fictional character to be featured on this album.”

“This album has truly been amazing to work on,” added Ashcroft. “The idea behind it is something I’ve been holding on to since around the time I started the band. Aside from writing some of what I consider to be Prime’s best work it was a great experience getting to work with Heather again on an album as she once again contributed her talents for the lyrics.”

The bigger picture of the album is that it focuses on different figures in history who challenged the norms of their societies and cultures.  This despite the results of their actions.

The album is scheduled for release Oct. 5 through the band’s own label, Saibot Reigns.  It is the band’s first with new vocalist Mary Zimmer.  Former vocalist Heather Michele returned for the album, but in a writing capacity and writing all the album’s lyrics and some of its melodies.

Additionally, Michele provided guest vocals for the album along with other former Helion Prime vocalists Sozos Michael and John Yelland (Judicator/Dire Peril).

Question Everything was mixed by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima.  Alex nassla (Gear Gods Studio) provided additional mixing/drum edits/re-amping.  Michael Goodrich provided guitar-bass edits.

The cover art for Question Everything was created by Marc Whisnant.

More information on the band’s new album and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://helionprimemetal.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helionprimemetal

 

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Michael Schenker Announces Release Date, Specs For New Michael Schenker Group Album

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Michael Schenker Group will release what will be its first album in more than a decade next year.

The announcement was made Monday through a press release from Nuclear Blast Records.  The document stated Schenker (ex-Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Fest) is in the last stages of working on the album, titled Immortal.  Additionally, it states the album’s release is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records, more than a year after Schenker released his latest Michael Schenker Fest album Revelation.

“It’s going very well,” said Schenker of the progress on the album’s work. “We have a lot of guest musicians, who will undoubtedly help to make it an exceptional success. First of all I want to say that I am very grateful to any musicians that have helped to create a fitting tribute to my long career on this special release. I want to thank all of them for their incredible contribution.”

Nuclear Blast Records Founder Markus Staiger said in his own comments, he was looking forward to Schenker’s forthcoming MSG album.

“I am really looking forward to releasing this brand new MSG album, after the two excellent Michael Schenker Fest records,” he said. “At the age of 14, the self-titled MSG debut completely blew me away and helped to shape my taste, since then I’ve followed and loved his music and unique compositions. Those ten new tracks are pure magic!”

Immortal was recorded primarily at Kidroom Studio in Germany with Schenker’s longtime partner Michael Voss.  Voss co-produced the album with Schenker and provided vocals for two of the album’s songs.

Schenker praised Voss for his work.

“It is always a pleasure to work with Michael Voss, who works around the clock and is a phenomenal musician and producer,” he said. “He was composing the melody and lyrics for a power ballad I had written the music for, and he ended up singing along. It turned out so amazing, I did not think anyone else could have done a better job for this song. Truly great.“

Voss is just one of the individuals who will provide vocals for Schenker’s new MSG album.  Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) will provide vocals along with Voss, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple).  Joining the group for the album are musicians Steve Mann on keyboards, Barry Sparks (Dokken) on bass, and Bodo Schopf, Simon Phillips (ex-Toto), and Brian Tichy (Phill Rocker, ex-Godsmack, ex-Whitesnake) sharing drumming duties.

Schenker spoke highly of Tichy as he talked about the album’s lineup of musicians.

“Brian was thrilled to be part of it,” he said of Tichy’s involvement in the album. “He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what – I am very happy.”

Also joining the collective for Schenker’s new MSG record is famed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Alice Cooper).  Schenker said of Sherinian’s performance on the album’s opener,”Derek and myself trading solos, it sounds unexpected and beyond my expectation. Absolutely fantastic!“

Immortal will feature 10 songs, including one composition that Schenker created when he was a child, titled ‘In Search of the Peace of Mind.’

Schenker spoke at length about the song during his recent interview.

“I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with Scorpions on our first studio album Lonesome Crow in 1970, getting released in 1972 – when I had already left Scorpions to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 – when I was 17,” he said. “We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.“ The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: “Gary Barden sings the first verse,  continued by Ronnie Romero – and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White, and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolutely amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“

Immortal will release as a standard CD and a limited edition expanded edition complete with the Michael Schenker Fest live recording Bang Your Head.  Schenker said of the recording, which was recorded two years ago in Balingen/Germany, “Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There’s a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It’s live, magic and pure.“

More information on Immortal is available now along with all of Michael Schenker Fest’s latest news and more at:

 

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Jeremy Squires Debuts New LP’s Second Single, ‘Labyrinth’

Album Artwork: Kelly Willis/Brainflower Designs

Independent alt-folk artist Jeremy Squires debuted his latest single last week.

Squires debuted his new single ”Labyrinth’ Thursday through Americana Highways.  The song is the second single from Squires’ forthcoming album Many Moons, which is scheduled for release Aug. 28.  Squires debuted the album’s lead single ‘Cast Spells‘ and its companion video last month.

‘Labyrinth’ is a starkly different song from ‘Cast Spells’ in terms of its musical arrangement.  The arrangement features Squires by himself performing on what sounds like a steel guitar in a very familiar blues-based Americana style approach.  It is a sound that will appeal to longtime fans of Ben Harper.  By comparison, ‘Cast Spells’ is a much more subdued composition even though it boasts the same kind of approach as that presented in ‘Labyrinth.’

The lyrical content featured in Squires’ new song matches well with the song’s subtle musical arrangement, as explained by Squires himself.

“This song is about living in the same place where you grew up and watching everything change around you,” he said. “This line from ‘Labyrinth’ conveys what I try to express in the song: ‘The neighbors were building a treehouse for the kids in the yard where I used to play for hours dreaming.’ I tried to write and sing it in a way that paints a vivid portrait.”

‘Labyrinth’ is available to stream and download herePre-orders are open now.  All pre-orders come with an instant grat download of ‘Cast Spells.’

Many Moons‘ track listing is noted below.

MANY MOONS‘ Track listing

  1. Hazy
  2. Cast Spells
  3. Glass House
  4. Vanishing
  5. Labyrinth
  6. Hummingbird
  7. Many Moons
  8. Infinite Chords
  9. Swan Dive
  10. The Shade You Cast

More information on Jeremy Squires’ new single, video and album is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

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Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/jeremysquiresmusic

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jeremysquires1

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Eternal Frequency Encourages Individualism In New Single, Video

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Independent hard rock band Eternal Frequency debuted the video  for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Parasite‘ Friday.  The video, directed by Eric DiCarlo, features the band performing its new single in what is meant to reflect a semi-live setting.  That footage is crossed with various other images, such as a man spray painting a door (or wall).  The video culminates in the band facing a group of masked, hooded figures, which are the band members dressed in the garb.

The visuals are meant to help illustrate and translate the theme in the song’s lyrical content.  The band talked about that theme in a prepared statement.

“The meaning of ‘Parasite’ is to stand up for yourself and to relieve yourself of the poison infecting your life from outside sources,” the statement reads.  “You control you, and you alone.  No one has the power to manipulate or bring you down.  We all fall victim to letting toxicity eat us alive.  This song is about finding that antidote within yourself to survive.”

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Parasite’ presents a familiar, catchy melodic hard rock sound that will find itself in good company on any mainstream active rock radio station’s programming list.  The song’s aggro-rock styling is easily comparable to works from the likes of The Veer Union, Three Days Grace and to a lesser extent, Nothing More.

‘Parasite’ was produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio.  The song is available to stream and download through Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play.

More information on Eternal Frquency’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.eternalfrequency.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EternalFrequencyofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OfficialEFband

 

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Repentance Debuts New LP’s Lead Single, ‘God For A Day’

Courtesy: At Is War/Intercept Music

Hard rock super group Repentance unveiled its latest single this week.

The band — Robby J. Fonts (Stuck Mojo), Shaun Glass (Soil, Broken Hope,Dirge Within), Mike Sylvester, Kanky Lora, and Markus Johansson — premiered its new single ‘God For A Day’ Friday.  The single is the title track from the band’s forthcoming album, which is scheduled for release Sept. 25 through Art Is War/Intercept Music.

‘God For A Day’ is available to stream and download herePre-orders are open now.

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, guitar-driven work whose drums, bass and vocals collectively give the song a distinct metalcore style sound.  The aggressive approach also has hints of old school thrash added to the mix, enriching its presentation even more.  It lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Killswitch Engage, Unearth, and As I Lay Dying.

The song’s lyrical theme comes across possibly as a commentary about the state of the world, gathering what lyrics can be deciphered without a lyrics sheet to reference.  The two elements together make the song in whole a strong first impression from the band in its forthcoming debut album.

The track listing for God For A Day is noted below.

 

God For A Day Album

(Tracklist)

1. Repentance (Intro)

2. Only The Damned Die Young

3. Clarity

4. God For A Day

5. Snake-Oil Humanitarian

6. Enter the Gallows

7. Where Vultures Gather

8. Born to Choose

9. Deliverance

More information on Repentance’s new single and album is available along with the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.repentanceband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeAreRepentance

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WeAreRepentance

 

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Clores Delivers Another Success With The Self-Titled Debut EP From His New Split Second Meltdown Project

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Independent singer-songwriter Rob Clores released the debut self-titled EP from his new project Split Second Meltdown last month.  The five-song record is an interesting pure guitar rock presentation that fans of the genre will agree is worth at least one listen.  That is thanks to the record’s musical and lyrical content together.  The EP’s opener/lead single ‘Flesh & Blood’ serves well to support the noted statements.  It is just one of the songs that serves that purpose here.  The aptly titled ‘Heavy Song’ supports the noted statements in its own way.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘The End Of Your World,’ the EP’s closer is one more way in which the EP shows its strength.  It will be addressed later, too.  All three songs noted here are crucial in their own way to the whole of Split Second Meltdown.  When they are considered along with the EP’s other two songs, the whole of the EP becomes a presentation that again, Clores’ fans and rock fans in general will agree is worth hearing at least once

Split Second Meltdown, the self-titled debut EP from Rob Clores’ eponymous new project, is a project that is well worth hearing at least once.  That is thanks to the record’s musical and lyrical content combined.  The EP’s opener/lead single is just one of the songs that serves to support the noted statements.  The song’s musical arrangement is a mid-tempo, blues-rock composition that lends itself to comparisons to early Stone Temple Pilots works.  That comparison is made in part through the guitars, which use a familiar string bend or pedal effect, and which use the noted stylistic approach.  Clores’ own vocal delivery couples with that element, the bass line and drums to make the song a work that throws back to STP circa 1994, when the band released its breakthrough album Purple.  That infectious musical arrangement is just one part of what makes the song work as well as it does.  Its lyrical theme plays into its general  effect, too.

Clores sings in the song’s lead verse, “Woke up feeling kinda sick today/My head is pounding/It won’t go away/Didn’t even have a drink last night/My instinct tells me something isn’t right.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Cup of coffee didn’t do no good/Can’t see the doctor ‘cause I’m un-insured/I hope the virus didn’t come my way/I think about it almost every day/Yeah/I wish it would all go away/Before it’s too late/Yeah, I hope I survive another day/I’m only flesh and blood.”  He adds in the song’s third verse, “Imagination has me running scared/I don’t think I’m very well-prepared/Keep watching so-called experts on the news/Got me feeling more and more confused/I have delusions that I’m gonna die/I see the future and try not to cry/New York City is the place to be/Except when there’s a killer that you can’t see.”  This is all a response to everything going on in the world.  From the mention of the “killer that you can’t see” to the mention of the emotional impact of watching the so-called experts, it voices everything that so many people are feeling and thinking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The tone in the arrangement and its feeling does well to help illustrate the message.  All things considered, that message and the song’s musical arrangement make ‘Flesh and Blood’ a strong example of why this record deserves to be heard.  It is just one of the EP’s most notable entries, too.  The aptly titled ‘Heavy Song’ does its own share to make the record stand out.

‘Heavy Song’ is just that.  It is a heavy song at least musically speaking.  The guitar, bass and drums create a sort of doom metal sound together.  When Clores’ vocal delivery ,which conjures thoughts of the late, great Alice in Chains’ front man Layne Staley, is joined with that instrumentation, the end result is a musical work that hits hard in its own right.  Interestingly enough, the addition of the keyboards and guitar solo in the bridge changes things up, making for more of a comparison to say, Deep Purple.  It sounds like quite the odd mix, but it works here in a strange way.  It is certain to generate lots of engagement and entertainment for listeners.  It’s just one way in which the song shows its importance to the EP.  Its lyrical theme adds even more to its presentation.

Not having a lyrics sheet to reference, some of the lyrics here are difficult to decipher.  From what can be deciphered, the song comes across as presenting a decidedly introspective message.  Clores notes in the song’s lead verse, “When I die/I’ll know the reason why/I won’t let it get to me/’Cause I know in my heart/Can’t let it get to me.” Much as with the song’s early lyrical content, the lyrical content in the song’s chorus hints at repeating the previous message about not letting something get to a person.  Again, what can be inferred here is that this song’s subject is someone who is perhaps looking at things that have happened in life, and perhaps come to terms with it all.  That might be why the song goes from the heavy, brooding sound of its first half to its more energetic, upbeat arrangement in its second half.  Again, this is all a matter of interpretation.  Hopefully this critic’s interpretation is close to being correct if not spot on.  Regardless, the song’s lyrical content and musical content combined make the song another strong entry for Split Second Meltdown.  It is just one more of the EP’s most notable works.  The record’s finale, ‘The End Of Your World’ brings even more interest to the presentation.

‘The End Of Your World’ stands out in part because of its own musical arrangement, which stands starkly against the rest of the record’s works.  The brooding piano line, subtle cello line and vocals that open the song conjure thoughts of works from Shooter Jennings’ 2010 album Black Ribbons.  As the song progresses, it developed more of a mainstream sound alongside the noted foundation.  The guitar solo and keyboards featured in the song’s bridge collectively bring about a kind of progressive metal sound a la Dream Theater.  The whole sounds like a rather interesting mix.  It is, too, but in a positive fashion.  It brings each influence together for a whole that makes this arrangement just as solid of a finale for the EP as its lead single is for an opener.  When this unique amalgam of influences is examined alongside the song’s lyrical theme, the whole of the song stands out even more.

Speaking of the song’s lyrical theme, it creates its own interest.  Clores sings in the song’s lead verse introspectively, “Why did it have to end this way/A…life just thrown away/Where was the will to live/That greets us day to day/Why did it have to end this way?/You must have known how much you were loved/A gift of God from up above/Where was the thought of the ones you’d leave behind/It didn’t have to end this way/How does it feel to be/How would it feel to be/How does it feel at the end of your world?/A million people walk above/Would it be better/To be old and fade away/Why did it have to end this way?”  This is clearly some very heavy material.  A quick glance would seem to infer that this song’s lyrical content focuses on someone dealing with the aftermath of a friend of loved one’s suicide.  That might even explain why the song ends as abruptly as it does, musically.  It almost is as if that abrupt ending is that accent that illustrates how quickly that noted life ends.  The subtlety in the lyrics adds even more impact to the song’s impact.  It would have been easy for the song’s subject to go over the top here, but he/she didn’t.  Because of that, the impact is so powerful.  That so many people can relate to this situation adds even more impact to the song and its lyrical theme.  Keeping all of this in mind, there is no doubt left about why this song is so important to the whole of Split Second Meltdown.  When it is considered along with the other songs noted here and the EP’s other two songs not directly addressed, the whole makes Split Second Meltdown unquestionably, a record that is well worth hearing at least once if not more.

Split Second Meltdown, the self-titled debut EP from Rob Clores’ new eponymous project, is an interesting new addition to this year’s field of new EPs.  That is due to its combination of musical and lyrical content.  The musical and lyrical content featured in this record is equally diverse while the lyrical content is deep in its own right.  All three of the songs featured here support those statements.  When the songs noted here are addressed alongside the EP’s other two songs, the whole of the record makes for a presentation that holds its own against the rest of this year’s new EPs and deserves to be heard at least once if not more.  Split Second Meltdown is available now.

More information on Rob Clores’ new single and EP is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

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Shihori Encourages Self-Acceptance With New Single, ‘Perfect Imperfection’

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Independent singer-songwriter Shihori debuted her new single this week.

Shihori debuted her new single ‘Perfect Imperfection’ Friday.  The song is a flowing pop song that will appeal to fans of Adele and other similar acts through the use of its vocals, beat and keyboards.

The lyrical theme at the center of the song matches well with the song’s deeply emotional musical arrangement.  The theme in question is one of self-acceptance.  That message is delivered clearly in the song’s lyric video, which debuted July 31.

‘Perfect Imperfection’ is available to stream and download through Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon, Google Play, and Apple Music.  The song is also available to stream through her official Bandcamp page.  All proceeds from the sale of Shihori’s new single through bandcamp will benefit the Joy Heart Foundation, which aids victims of sexual  abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse.

More information on Shihori’s new single is available along with all of her latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.shihoriartist.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShihoriNakane

Twitter: http://twitter.com/shihoriNY

 

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Sabaton Debuts Official ‘The Attack Of The Dead Men’ Video

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Sabaton debuted the official video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the official video for its single ‘The Attack of the Dead Men.’  As with the video for the band’s then latest single ‘Devil Dogs,’ this video features the band’s new single over a montage of live footage from the band.  The previously released video for ‘Attack of the Deadmen,’ which debuted early this year, was an unofficial live recording from the band’s recent European tour.

The footage used for the ‘Devil Dogs’ video was recorded during the band’s most recent North American run.  By contrast, the official video for ‘The Attack of the Dead Men’ was recorded during the band’s latest European run.  An added effect is mixed into the video to resemble gas or some other chemical that would have been used during WWI, aligning with the overall WWI theme of the band’s latest album The Great War.

According to information provided about the video and song, the gas would have been chlorine gas.  The gas was used in the battle of Osowiec Fortress between the Germans and Russians.  The German forces used the gas against the Russians, thinking it would stop them, but the Russians protected themselves and fought back, winning the battle.

Bassist Par Sundstom talked about how that history tied into the making of the band’s video.

“The video features Sabaton wearing gas masks while performing “The Attack Of The Dead Men” during our latest European tour,” he said. “Little could we imagine that today a huge amount of the world’s population would wear masks daily thanks to this f***ing virus that has paralyzed our beloved metal community. We miss doing this, we miss you… no livestream can ever replace the feeling of being in the audience for a metal concert”

The song’s musical arrangement presents the same power metal style approach as most of its other works past and present.

‘The Attack of the Dead Men’ is just the latest single released from The Great War.  Also released as singles from the album are: ‘Great War,‘ ‘82nd All The Way,’ ‘The Red Baron,’ ‘Fields of Verdun,’ and ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom.’  In related news, Sabtaon’s Nuclear Blast Records label mate Amaranthe debuted its own cover of ’82nd All The Way’ in January.

In other news, Satabon recently announced a new live schedule set to launch Nov. 4.  The European run is scheduled to run through Nov. 26.  The band will take some time during the holidays after that, to recharge before hitting the road again in 2021, starting Jan. 22.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available here.

 

SABATON Live:

2020: 
04.11.      KZ     Almaty – Bariber Club
07.11.      RUS   Chelyabinsk – Entertainment Galaxy
08.11.      RUS   Yekaterinburg – Tele Club
10.11.      RUS   Ufa – Tinkoff Hall
12.11.      RUS   Samara – Zvezda
14.11.      RUS   Volgograd – Vs Club
16.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
17.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
19.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
20.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
21.11.      RUS   Rostov-on-Don – Krop Arena
23.11.      RUS   Krasnodar – Krop Arena
24.11.      RUS   Stavropol – Major
26.11.      BLR    Minsk – Falcon Club

2021:
22.01.      SE      Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
23.01.      SE      Örebro – Conventum
25.01.      SE      Umeå  – Idun, Folkets hus
26.01.      SE      Östersund – Folkets hus
28.01.      SE      Piteå – Pite Havsbad
29.01.      SE      Luleå – Kulturens hus
30.01.      SE      Skellefteå – Folkparken
01.02.      SE      Helsingborg – Sundspärlan
02.02.      SE      Malmö – Slagthusetmmx
03.02.      SE      Halmstad – Live
04.02.      SE      Trollhättan – Folkets Hus
06.02.      SE      Ronneby – Klubb Ron
07.02.      SE      Eskilstuna – Lokomotivet
08.02       SE      Uppsala – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
09.02.      SE      Huskvarna – Folkets Park
10.02.      SE      Kristianstad – Södra Kasern
12.02.      SE      Älmhult – Arenan
13.02.      SE      Borås – Ahaga
14.02.      SE      Linköping – Konsert & Kongress
15.02.      SE      Kalmar – Kalmarsalen
17.02.      SE      Norrköping – Flygeln
18.02.      SE      Gävle – Gasklockorna
19.02.      SE      Borlänge – Galaxen
20.02.      SE      Falun – Magasinet
22.02.      SE      Sundsvall – Avenyn
24.02.      SE      Värnamo – Gummifabriken
25.02.      SE      Mölnlycke – Råda Rum
26.02.      SE      Karlshamm – Bellevueparken
27.02.      SE      Skövde – Valhall

15.07.      BG      Mogilovo – Midalidare Rock 2021
07.08.      SE       Falun – Sabaton Open Air
29.08.      CH       Aarburg – Riverside Open Air
13.09.      US       Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
17.09.      US       Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
22.09.      US       Milwaukee, WI – Miller Life High Theater
25.09.      US       St. Louis, MO- Saint Louis Music Park
29.09.      US       Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
06.10.      US       Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
08.10.      US       Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood
09.10.      US       Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
12.10.      US       San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
13.10.      US       Austin, TX – H-E-B Center
15.10.      US       Dallas, TX – Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
16.10.      US       Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
28.10.      US       Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
30.10.      US       Ledyard, CT – Foxwood Casino Arena

 

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Websitehttp://www.sabaton.net

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The Loyal Order Debuts ‘Hellfire’ Video; Releases New LP

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Independent hard rock band The Loyal Order debuted the video for its latest single this month.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Hellfire’ July 15.  The video’s debut came only two days before the band released its new self-titled album.

The song is the second single from the album.  Its debut was preceded by the debut of the album’s lead single, ‘Ready For Dead.’  Each single’s video is available to view through the band’s official Facebook page.

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Hellfire’ is a heavy, guiar-driven work that will appeal to fans of the guitar rock sounds of the early to mid 90s.  The introspective lyrical content that accompanies the song’s hard-driving arrangement does its own part to engage and entertain audiences.

More information on The Loyal Order’s new album, video and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.theloyalorder.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theloyalordermusic

 

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