The Prestige : New Video documentary & Free Download Track

02/27/2015 at 5:28 pm (Uncategorized)

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Almost 3 years after the acclaimed “Black mouths”, tons of gigs and a memorable roadtrip around Cuba, Parisian Alternative Hardcore/Rock/Punk band The Prestige is about to release a brand new album. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (As We Draw, Birds in Row) and mixed by Bob Weston (Shellac) this new record is expected in April on CD/LP/digital through Basement Apes Industries, Bad Mood Records, Brutal Beatdown and Nature Morte (The Prestige own imprint) amongst other local labels.
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In other way, The Prestige unveils a short documentary of its journey around Cuba : in 2014, the band received an exceptional invitation to tour the island, leading the winter edition of the Brutal Fest with other European and Canadian bands. Director Berzerker (Closed on Sunday) followed and captured their adventure in the documentary called “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground”.
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Beyond politics, economics and style;  it offers a new view over the passion of Cuba with one motto : unite, share, sweat and smash the party good. The mini-film, supported by Party Smasher Inc., The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman & TremensS/ExperiensS‘ Thomas Bouaziz creative platform is currently available right now for streaming.
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The Prestige has also unleashed a first track titled ‘Léger de Main’ from its upcoming album, available for FREE DOWNLOAD.
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Born around 2009, The Prestige, hi-energy quartet from Paris, plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline.
A few months later, the band released its debut recordings with a DIY EP called “A series of catastrophes and consequences”. Then, after some great live performances, The Prestige began to work on its first full-length record : “Black mouths” finally released in 2012 through Basement Apes Industries, Brain Ache, Enjoyment Records & Tangled Talk. In 2014, the band recorded their second album in order to unleash its new musical creature in 2015.
For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand, Norma Jean, Touché Amoré, The Carrier….
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Zöé : new album “Raise the veil” for entire streaming

02/19/2015 at 3:03 pm (Uncategorized)

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A few months after unveiled its new album, “Raise the veil”, for CD/Digital as a limited first shoot and then a worldwide release through Brennus Music, Zöé (70’s hardrock vs modern stoner) unleashed it a few days ago for full streaming on Bandcamp in addition to the long-awaited vinyl release.

Third full length effort by Zöé after “Make it burning” and “Dirty is a little sister”, “Raised the veil” has been recorded by Olivier T’Servrancx at the Electric Box Studio (Glowsun) and then mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, Meshuggah). In other news, after played on stage during the past years with bands like Lofofora, Nashville Pussy, The Lords of Altamont and some venues at BetizFest, Hellfest or Main Square Festival, the band is still spreading its rock’n’roll vibes on the road.

Stream the whole album | Get the physical edition

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ZOE was born in the late 90’s, in the North of France. Very soon, the rock musicians grind their set almost everywhere in the area, in front of public, a more and more enthusiastic one. They decide to attempt the first album; “Make It Burning” was born. A pure concentrated of stoner rock n roll with hard rock seventies influences, an improbable meeting between Motorhead and Queens Of The Stone Age. It is a success greeted by the specialist publications. To defend this first album, Zoe ‘s guys left on the road, for a marathon tour crossing among others France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, sharing the stage with bands such as Dio, Alice Cooper, The Bellrays, Lords Of Altamont, Loading Data, 7 Weeks, Tokyo Sex Destruction, Mudweiser, The Datsuns…

Three years later, ZOE raises the bar with its second album, “Dirty Little Sister”. Olivier T’Servrancx of Electrik Box studio knew how to listen to the band and to retranscribe the live sound which ZOE delivers in every gig and which makes drunk us until the rock and roll trance. About the artwork, this time, ZOE ‘s members have called for Cap’tain Nico, a dabbler illustrator and graphic designer who has hoisted paintings for exuberant iconographic adventures for more than 20 years.

For this stopover, he throws the ink of a lively and sharpened line, and packs 12 powerful titles of “Dirty Little Sister” by creating a protean-dressed and fold out jacket, pushing away the limits of the CD format to let spread and expose itself a hybrid and (almost) mythological creature, a kind of fascinating “curvaceous octopus bad girl” whose threatening tentacles slam such as excited whips! “Dirty Little Sister” (Brennus Music) pushes the nail, always energetic, sincere. Then the band took the opportunity to cross guitars with Nashville Pussy, Sepultura, Bukowski, Lofofora and get the road of the festivals (Main Square fest, BetiZ fest, Raismes fest, Hellfest…).

For fans of Motörhead, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Monster Magnet, The Hellactopters…

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Blind Alley unveils new music video for the song “Battlefield”

02/10/2015 at 4:46 pm (Uncategorized)

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A few weeks after having released its brand new album called “Primal howl”, (the second record after “Ordinary madness” released in 2012), the French quintet Blind Alley have just unveiled an official music video illustrating the song “Battlefield”.

Inviting the listener into inner and emotional sonic travels, somewhere between indie, alternative, rock and world-music, Blind Alley offers with “Primal howl” nine dark & self-produced tracks which mix blues, folk-rock and oriental vibes, featuring contributions from two highly-skilled indian musicians, Abhisek Lahiri, well-known genius ofthe sarod, and Parthasarathi Mukerjee, a veritable tabla master..

Available already for full streaming, “Primal howl” is also physically distributed worldwide from now by Musea Records.

 

Have a look on the music video | Listen the album | Get the digital / CD version

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Blind Alley was born in 2012 from the collaboration of Zoe Jeanroy, singer and guitar player, and the French guitarist Sebastien Kohler. One first handful of composition founded between Mumbai, Katmandu and Bangkok is on a LP recorded by Mo Meya Stonecorner. Blind Alley creates a sound enlightened by the beat generation’s leaders and the grunge movement. Composed on the road, the songs, influenced between many others by PJ Harvey or Led Zeppelin, remind blues, folk and rock leaded by a heartbreaking voice.

For fans of Fiona Apple, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Portishead, The Velvet Underground…

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David Lund (Audiograd, NOX) releases debut full-length album “Ever”

02/05/2015 at 6:05 pm (Uncategorized)

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Escaped from several bands like Audiograd, Upland or NOX, Belgian singer, bass player, author and composer David Lund unveiled a few weeks ago a solo album called “Ever” through dEPOT 214 Label company (Catherine Graindorge, Cecilia::Eyes, Monsoon, My Tv is dEAD, Nox…). Released worldwide on physical CD and digital, “Ever” is also available for entire streaming on Bandcamp.

Themes approached on the album arise from personal experience and preoccupations, often indirectly or through passionate stories : a homeless man’s quest for a night of rest (the song “Head on the pillow”), the predominance of computer and electronic tools as filters in human relationships (“Staring at windows”, “cut the chord”), the fascination for violence in the media (“Visual side effects”), the impossible share of grief (“Compassion”), the litany of budget controle from a lonely mother of five (“Price of bread”), but also songs of longing and desire (“Fruit” and “Embrace”) or the ambivalence of being (“You Are”).

Streame the album | Have a look on the music video for the song “Head on the pillow”.

For the record…

Before launching his solo project, David Lund evolved as a composer and performer among various musical line ups, all with strong musical identities. Next to his performances with Nox, David wrote, sung and played bass for the electrofunk trio Audiograd up to 2012.  For a couple of concerts, David had to develop a simpler device to perform his compositions alone on stage, which left greater space for personal approach.

Setting his voice on sound textures and loops woven on double bass and guitar, he aimed at emotion, while no longer depending on sophisticated gimmicks.  In this process of synthesis and stripping down, his references are to be sought in the work of Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), David Sylvian (Japan, Nine Horses), Beth Gibbons (Portishead) or Thom Yorke (Radiohead) – all artists originally evolving in a band, and who found an essential counterpoint in their solo projects.

David Lund’s debut album, “Ever”, features guest appearances from NOX fellow companions : Elie Rabinovitch on drums and Catherine Graindorge on violins, and Flat Earth Society and Tuxedomoon long time collaborator, Luc Van Lieshout on trumpet. Pierre Vervloesem (X-legged sally, Flat Earth Society, …) ensured the mix of the album.

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Farewell : debut album “Living ends” out now!

01/26/2015 at 1:45 pm (Uncategorized)

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Born in Bordeaux, France two years ago, Farewell is a nu-classical one-man-band ruled by JB Calluaud (half of April, owner of Hesat Recordings studios) with the aim to create a sonic universe between symphonic music, lyrical voices and modern music.

In the first lights of 2015, after having unveiled number of audio extracts on the web (Youtube/SoundCloud), Farewell unleashes its debut and self-produced full-length album, called “Living ends”, inspired by cinema, opera and folk music as an introspective journey into the mind and the creative universe of its author.

“Living ends” is available right now of the project’s webstore (physical) and will come very soon on worldwide digital edition. In the meantime, the “Holding hearts” single is available below for streaming and free download.

Listen/Download “Holding hearts” single / Order the album (Limited Deluxe CD edition)

For fans of Bat for Lashes, Damien Rice, Radiohead, Silverchair…

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Cecilia::Eyes : Live album available right now for streaming

01/21/2015 at 4:36 pm (Uncategorized)

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Eight months after having released their brand new studio album “Disappearance”, the belgian (formerly) postrockers from Cecilia::Eyes are back with a live recording called “Live”.

A new effort, exclusively released in digital through the band’s own imprint SONIC & BLINd, including tracks from “Disappearance” and old ones from their previous records. The Live album, available right now for entire streaming, has been mastered at Pristine Audio (France) by the talented Andrew Rose and it’s based on the original EQ of Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” album, with adjustments for live sound.

Get the digital copy / Stream the entire album

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Founded in autumn 2004, cecilia::eyes, composed of Christophe Thys (guitars), Xavier Waerenburgh (drums & keyboards), Pascal Thys (bass guitar), Michael Colart (guitars) and Gauthier Vilain (guitars & samples), is a subtle mixture of instrumental and dark music, with a taste for slow and noisy tunes. Listening to Cecilia::Eyes, is above all being ready to penetrate the oneiric universe that it calls upon.

For fans of Gregor Samsa, ILiKETRAiNS, Mono, Slowdive…

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Directors Cut for immediate release + entire streaming

01/16/2015 at 2:43 am (Uncategorized) (, )

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After a little bit more of 2 years since its birth, an EP and a digital single, the time has come for French power-punk-rockers Directors Cut to unleash their debut and self-titled album, recorded by the band itself, mixed by Yann Morel and Seb Descamps from Studio Cube, Besançon (Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel), France and then mastered by Steve Rizun from Drive Studios, Toronto, Canada.

A first full-length album available right now on Digital + streaming on Bandcamp and illustrated by an official music video for the song “Do you want to get cut ?”.

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Directors Cut is a four-piece punk rock band formed in 2012 in Lyon, France. With various musical influences but one common goal, Directors Cut combines catchy melodies with sharp riffs and twisted song structures, trying to put out a fresh and new sound.April 2013 saw the release of first EP “K”, followed by single “Invincible” in Septembre 2013.

From then on, Directors Cut started to work on first-ever eponymous album out in December 2014.The band has, so far, shared the stage with bands like The Adolescents, GAS Drummers and Second Rate. They are now more than ready to hit the stage and leave their print on modern music….

Stream the whole album | Have a look on the music video | Get the digital copy.

For fans of Biffy Clyro, Lower Than Atlantis, The Flatliners…

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Drakkar : Once upon a time… In Hell album for full streaming

01/12/2015 at 10:50 am (Uncategorized)

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As previously announced, two years and a half after the reunion of the band and then, the Deluxe reissue of the acclaimed “X-rated” album, Belgian speed-metal legends Drakkar have released a few days ago their brand new full-length album called “Once upon a time… in Hell”. A new effort recorded with a line-up including Jonas Sanders as drummer (KomaH, Pro-Pain, Zuul FX) and available right now on CD and digital through Spinal Records (Hell City, KomaH…) // COD&S Distribution.

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Born in 1983, Drakkar spends a couple of years to find its steady line-up as well as its musical direction. During two years the band composes and evolves into a melodic and technical speed-metal that will hit the mark in live performances. In 1985 Drakkar released its first demo tape acclaimed by both critics and fans. After some gigs in Belgium & France, the band was rewarded with fans’ growing enthusiasm before to record a new demo tape which gave the band the opportunity to sign a deal with N.E.W Musidisc. Called “X-Rated”, the debut full-length album by the Belgian metallers was released in 1988 all over Europe and gives them the chance to support major bands like Metallica, Overkill or Slayer during their European tours.

Despite their increasing success, Drakkar decided to separate some years later due to contractual difficulties. All the musicians then decided to try their luck on their own side.In 1998 they decided to reunite them in order to work again on projects they left aside a few years ago. The band starts producing powerful, melodic and technical new compositions. One year later, Drakkar came back with a brand new EP but after some gigs : a further break unfortunately occurred then.

On 21st January 2012, the band is officially back to business during a reunion show with new line-up composed of three guitarists and then re-released its “X-rated” remastered album with a new artwork and two new tracks.

In 2014, Drakkar unleashes its new full-length album : “Once upon a time… in Hell”.

Stream the whole album | Get the digital / physical copy.

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Sarejevo : “The double tailed evil” for streaming

12/19/2014 at 12:31 pm (Uncategorized)

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Sarajevo, new psychedelic noise band from Paris, France has surfaced a few months ago with the aim to conciliate noise/indie music and psychedelic rock in order to create a mix between sophisticated sound and chaotic atmospheres. With a line-up included some ex-members of Comity, Dacast, G.M.B.C or Velocross, the band takes some influences from awesome bands like Silver Apples, Spaceman 3 or The Flaming Lips….
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From now and after some great live performances, a first 2-tracks demo by Sarajevo, called “The double tailed evil”, has just been released digitally and is available right now for free streaming on Bandcamp.
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Progstone unveils two official music videos

12/13/2014 at 1:28 pm (Uncategorized)

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“Where the road ends and the desert begins, Progstone distils a both crude and melodic rock whose energy demands to be released on stage”.

A few weeks after the release of its debut full-length album called “Out from there” through Chamosound Records (Worry Blast), Swiss stoner/grunge/progressive conspiracy Progstone has unveiled two official music videos illustrating the title track of the album and “Bark of time” song, available right now for streaming exclusive on PureGrainAudio (Canada/USA) and YouTube.

In other news, a bunch of songs extrated from the album are still up for a quick listening session on ReverbNation.

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Born 4 years ago in Switzerland as a four-piece stoner/grunge/progressive band, Progstone released a debut short effort in 2012 with an EP called in the wild before to make its first steps on stage. A first conclusive try for the band. So, two years later, Progstone releases his first studio full-length effort and the least we can say is that the group does not skimp on resources ! Recorded at the Alternative Recording Studio in Sion (Switzerland) mixed in Seattle’s (USA) at London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam – Alice InChains – Soundgarden…) and mastered in Los Angeles by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers,…), the album is available right now through Chamosound Records and a bunch of songs are up for streaming on ReverbNation.

 

Check the music video here and there // Order the physical album

For fans of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden…

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