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Once again, Canada’s molten cauldron of metal, its crucible of carnage, spews forth a new release from one of its fine bands, the splendidly named VANTABLACK WARSHIP. Formed by veterans of the Quebec metal scene (Arseniq33, Ghoulunatics, Brutal Chérie, Foreshadow, Les Ékorchés, Buffalo Theory Mtl), this Montreal quintet conjures up images of a neon black pirate ship come to wage a metal storm on an unsuspecting Earth.

Metal legend Tony Dolan, AKA The Demolition Man of Venom Inc. recently described VANTABLACK WARSHIP as a “Cool Slayer”.

Set to unleash their new album “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak” on Jan 26th, 2018 to follow their well celebrated 2015 self-titled EP. The band has shared a teaser of their new sounds at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4QwAEmEkl0 

The new album features eight tracks of just solid riffage from heavy hardcore speed demon ripping to sludgy down tunes all applied with dirty in your face vocals ready to destroy with its moshpit anthems. From tracks like “Blood On The Mat”, a graphic account of women in the UFC to “The Blackhole” about Raider Nation football fans and “Another Dead Rockstar”, not to be taken too literally, about washed up musicians still chasing the dream, but in the end sowing a path of disrepute and shame. These tracks all have a story to tell.


Guitarist Pat Gordon comments:

“Abrasive Pulmonic Speak”, the title of our album is a testimony to the harshness of our lyrics and music. They are pretty hardcore! But it also refers to the title track, which is based on the works of Henry Miller. He was expatriated for some of his earlier works that he put into print that at those times people never dared say out loud.  We are trying to channel that but from another an angle which is the stereotype that comes with metal music, which, quite frankly is tired. We have metalheads that are well into their 60s and 70s today. It’s annoying that people see us as a subculture when in fact we are a very legitimate culture.”

"Abrasive Pulmonic Speak" is available for pre-order at the following link here.

For those in the Montreal area, VANTABLACK WARSHIP will be hosting their CD launch show on February 10th at Katacombes with Floating Widget and Dizzygoth. Details can be found here.

“Vantablack Warship is a destructive machine live. Something to do with the heaviness of the sound! It echoes the decibel breaking Motorhead was known for with their loud amps. We are straight to the point non-stop metal! No dawdling around on stage and useless banter. We set a good atmosphere and interrelate well with the crowd. Vantablack Warship to the max!"

Show Dates:
Feb 10 - Montreal, QC - Katacombes 



Track Listing:

1. Another Dead Rockstar (3:04)
2. Black Tongue Bertha (2:41)
3. Blood On The Mat (3:00)
4. Kill The Kid (2:44)
5. Ruderalis (2:26)
6. Abrasive Pulmonic Speak (2:57)
7. The Blackhole (2:52)
8. Crisis (4:57)

Album Length: 24:45


As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, MELTED SPACE, the album's track listing and cover art has been posted.
 
MELTED SPACE's Darkening Light features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.
 
Darkening Light Track Listing: 
1. The Void Before
2. Newborns
3. The Meaning of this Place
4. From the Beginning to the End
5. The Dawn of Man (I'm Alive!)
6. Trust in Me
7. Regrets
8. Man and Future
9. Missing Creed
10. Fallen World
 
Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser's Edge division Sensory Records, on February 16th, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material, which will be disclosed in the days ahead.
 
Stand by for the list of all-star album guests, audio samples, videos, preorders, and more onDarkening Light to be released in January.
 
While remaining in the realm of the symphonic metal opera that defined the band's sound on their 2015-released The Great LieMELTED SPACE's Darkening Light delivers ten new movements which culminate into an even more powerful and catchier opus. Mastermind and creator of the group, French composer/musician Pierre Le Pape, pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light. Darkening Light sees Le Pape once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees MELTED SPACE once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra as heard on The Great Lie.

Part four of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's No Cross No Crown video blog series is now playing. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, the band discusses their sound evolution from their earliest days to now.
 
Watch the clip at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel HERE
 
View previous clips:
Part One - How It Feels To Be "Back:" HERE 
Part Two - Working With John Custer: HERE 
Part Three - Expectations Of Making A New Record With Pepper Keenan: HERE
 
No Cross No Crown, which marks the first recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade, will see worldwide release on January 12th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at nuclearblast.com/coc-nocrossnocrown.
 
Listen to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's first single from No Cross No Crown, "Cast The First Stone" HERE.
 
Watch the band's recently-issued video for "Wolf Named Crow" at THIS LOCATION
 
Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, No Cross No Crown sounds as though no time has passed between 2005's In The Arms Of God and today. Some of these new jams sound like they could've easily appeared on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most revered records. Beefy Southern stompers like "The Luddite," "Little Man," and "Forgive Me" are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like "No Cross," "Matre's Diem," and "Sacred Isolation" - just like Sabbath used to do in the '70s. "We started doing that on Deliverance," Keenan points out. "My theory on that is that if you're trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier."
 
Of course, the band recognized that any new CORROSION OF CONFORMITY album with Keenan out front would be analyzed, scrutinized, and held up for comparison with aforementioned gems like Deliverance and Wiseblood. "That was in the back of my mind the whole time," Keenan acknowledges. "The big thing for me was trying to write songs that have the same attitude and caliber that we were used to doing. I didn't wanna get out there like some 50-year old dude making a mediocre record."
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will join Black Label Society for a mammoth North American live takeover this winter. The tour begins December 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities, the journey coming to a close February 27th, 2018. Additional support will be provided by Eyehategod and Red Fang on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 - 1/20; 2/11 - 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 - 2/09):
12/27/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12/29/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA ^
12/30/2017 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ^
12/31/2017 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL^
1/02/2018 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018 M Telus - Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018 Rebel - Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018 Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018 Emo's - Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018 House Of Blues - Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018 House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018 The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018 PlayStation Theater - New York, NY *
2/01/2018 The Palladium - Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018 Aura - Portland, ME *
2/03/2018 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018 The Goodyear Theater at East End - Akron, OH *
2/07/2018 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018 Eagles Ballroom Club Stage - Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018 Myth Live - St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018 O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018 The Ranch Roadhouse - Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018 Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018 Showbox SoDo - Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018 The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA ^
^ w/ Eyehategod
* w/ Red Fang

Holiday themed Rock supergroup NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA has released the full track audio, with a video by Melody Myers, for the single “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” from their new album STAR OF THE EAST,available now on digital outlets, and select retail Friday, 12/8 via EMP LABEL GROUP.
NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA - "THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 

"THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" features Mark Slaughter (vocals), Chuck Wright (Bass – Quiet Riot), Doug Aldrich (Lead Guitar – Whitesnake, Dio), Ken Mary (Drums – House of Lords, Alice Cooper) Steve Conley (Rhythm Guitar – Flotsam and Jetsam) and additional vocals by Laura Walsh.
STAR OF THE EAST, the fourth full length release from NLO, features an all-star cast featuring Mark Slaughter, Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad), John Elefante (Kansas), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, House of Lords), Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Kip Winger, Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Robin McAuley (MSG), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page, Blue Murder), Kendall Bechtel, Ken Mary (House of Lords, Alice Cooper), Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), and introducing Anna Hiltbrand and Laura Walsh!
The album features new cover art from Mister-Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Clive Barker, Iron Maiden).
Vocalists and musicians in the Northern Light Orchestra have included current and former members of bands such as Slaughter, Sly and the Family Stone, Alice Cooper, Survivor, Steely Dan, Firehouse, Megadeth, Sister Sledge, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Winger, Guns N' Roses, Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, The Beach Boys, House of Lords, Kansas, and Whitesnake. The artists who have performed with Northern Light Orchestrahave collectively sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
In 2009, the orchestra performed in a one-hour live concert featuring many of the performers from the Spirit of Christmas album. The one-hour Christmas special was aired on broadcast and satellite television including JCTV, Cornerstone TV, Daystar Network, TCTNRB Network, and many PBSaffiliates.

In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio sludgecore veterans FISTULA will release the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series. Slated to drop on December 15th via PATAC Records, the first splits find FISTULA sharing wax space with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-.
 
The band's split with Come To Grief features two original unreleased tracks and will be available in three colors of vinyl as well as an extremely limited "cassingle." On the second split, -(16)- covers "Complications" by Killing Joke while FISTULA covers "Mongoloid" by Devo. This release will also be available in three color variants. FISTULA will unleash four more splits with Hemdale, Bloodsick,Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the bandwill issue a vinyl version of 2016's Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
 
For seven-inch preorders visit THIS LOCATION.
 
1. Fistula/Come To Grief Track Listing:
A1 Come To Grief - Take Me In My Sleep
B1 Fistula - Contusion
 
2. Fistula/-(16)- Track Listing:
A1 -(16)- - Complications (Killing Joke cover)
B1 Fistula - Mongoloid (Devo cover)
 
Writes Metal Injection upon an advance listen of both splits, "Years ago I read someone calling Come To Grief the 'slowest band on Earth.' I don't know about slowest, but one of the heaviest is damn certain. The track is plenty slow.... The song is heavy without relying on rumbling, distorted bass. It's the kind of thing that just keeps your head moving. It's miserable. On the B-side, FISTULA offer up 'Contusion,' and you know it's really fitting because the pace and guitar melody sound like they're misery sparring with Come To Grief... At its fastest, it sounds like FISTULA is on the hunt. At its slowest, it's like walking down a gray, expansive hallway with no end in sight.
 
-(16)- brings the their sludgy/rock infused tone to 'Complications' by Killing Joke. Not surprisingly, the song gets deeper, darker, and heavier. Cris Jerue's vocals in particular bring an angry, almost disgusted tone to the song. Meanwhile the riffs are chunkier and heavier, and the song is still plenty catchy. FISTULA come out swinging with a cover of Devo's 'Mongoloid.'... The cover is straight up punk, ditching the new wave/electronic elements. It's not a speed freak song but it sounds like late '70s hardcore/punk. And if you've heard FISTULA before, you know they ain't afraid to kick out some old school hardcore."
 
FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as -(16)-, Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial "bad case of the Mondays." Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the kings of doomed-out "miserycore."

Finnish metallers WOLFSHEAD unleash their new album "Leaden", out today December 8th in North America via Rockshots and was earlier released in Europe one October 27th. WOLFHEAD's style is pure old school heavy metal, heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWOBHM movement, WOLFSHEAD manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to their own unique blend of doom metal. They write songs about lycanthropy, the living dead, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.


Lyric Video - Division Of The Damned - https://youtu.be/ZMzWpXnBz98

Album available digitally and CD at the following links:




Track Listing:


1. Vukodlak (4:40)
2. Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (4:11)
3. Purifier (4:12)
4 .When The Stars Are Right (6:25)
5. Division Of The Damned (5:01)
6. Haruspex (4:01)
7. Winds Over Potter’s Field (1:54)
8. The Hangman (7:44)

Album Length: 38:08

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In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Alternative Rock band COUNTERPOINT, from UK. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

We have had polls, votes, arguments, names in a hat, all for a band name. I said Counterpoint one day and it was like, right, done! haha

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Honestly, it’s just the only way we know how to write, moody sounds with some nice bits of kicking off!

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

For the most part yeah, Ted, Michael and I (Dom) all went to the same college before going our separate ways. We met Ed through a mutual friend Cameron (Lotus Eater) who stepped in on drums for us during our early days.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Dom: I always dread this question! Hahaha, I’m a massive Lostprophets fan which for obvious reasons have not been hugely popular lately. But mate, early 2000’s they absolutely dominated the UK alt metal scene.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Often times it’s just a good way to clear out some of the noise in your head, I know personally I’ll just sit down and write words until I stumble across something I didn’t even know was on my mind.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was Halloween with a Goth horror band called The Dead XIII in Factory251, they’re from Manchester and they’re absolutely brilliant. We were just coming down from playing with Crazy Town so it was a great way to end the year.

7. Where would you like to Play?

See I’m (Dom) a small venue guy, I’ve seen LetLive in Sound Control which I think is what 300 cap? As a music lover I can’t really compare arena venues to smaller ones cos the atmosphere in a smaller venue is amazing. Give me Sound Control or Rebellion over any Arena.

8. Who would you like to play with?

Papa Roach. They’ve always been huge with us and it’d be a proper fanboy moment haha.

9. Who not?

No one, we will play with anyone. Napalm Death to Little Mix.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Just fake it, If you’re not confident singing or playing guitar then for the next 30 mins just pretend you are. It sounds like utter bullshit but this is the only reason I can get on stage!

Fake it til you make it man

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Thrice, While She Sleeps, Fightstar, Spineshank, Saosin, Madina Lake, Loads really, just go on spotify and type in 2003 hahaha

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

We’ve not been asked for anything yet! We’ve had a couple of stalkers though! Haha waiting for the death threats to roll in, you know you’ve made it when people want you dead.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They have solid taste in music! We usually hang about after shows and it’s really humbling to have people approach you who’ve seen you before or only just finding us and they have nice things to say, awesome.

14. What do you think of our site?

We’ve spoken to you guys a couple of times! Doing solid work man!
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Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that DARK BUDDHA RISING unlocked a decade ago with I, open further in 2018, as the band announce the IIEP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. II continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.
 
For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.
 
On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, "To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work."
 
II sees DARK BUDDHA RISING return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. "We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision," says Ajomo.
 
The EP's A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by DARK BUDDHA RISING and mixed by S. Tamminen.
 
Sample new sounds with this immersive video by Chariot Of Black Moth at THIS LOCATION.
 
It has been two years since DARK BUDDHA RISING found a home amongst kindred spirits at Neurot Recordings, who released Inversum, the first album recorded in the band's Wastement home AKA "the asylum of eternal feedback."
 
II will be released on CD and vinyl formats via Neurot Recordings. Preorder info to be released in the new year. Stand by.
 
II Track Listing:
1. Mahathgata I
2. Mahathgata II
 
DARK BUDDHA RISING Live:
12/13/2017 Klubi - Tampere, FI

Wormholedeath is proud to announce that Worstenemy's new full-lenght "Deception" is out today viaWormholedeath / Aural Music Group.

Worstenemy stated:


"Deception is the result of years of ideas that I wanted to include in a new page of Worstenemy's history. Every track is different from each other, we wanted to try different solutions adding some new elements to our typical sound. We think that Deception is different from our past album, Revelation, and we're very proud of our work. I can personally say that it has been such an honour to work with Simone, Luigi, Jonny and Christian (The Grid), Carlo and WormHoleDeath. So listen up to Deception and let us know what do you think about our latest work! Death Metal Rules"




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Swedish black metal band GRIMTONE's debut album "Memento Mori" is now available via Extreme Metal Music a sub-division of Rockshots Records. Influenced by the Norwegian black metal scene, the album unleashed on December 8th features eight blistering tracks influenced by the topic of death as well as the transition from life. Founded by Michael Lang (Stonegriff) in 2016 and soon after joined by Linus Carlstedt (Nebulous Aura and Extermination), the duo was complete to brutalize all with their pure black metal at its best, it's grim, harsh and frozen shivers within and all around.

"Memento Mori" can be heard in full on the band's bandcamp: https://grimtone.bandcamp.com/releases

Plus is available on Extreme Metal Music here and Spotify.


Track Listing:

1. Intro (0:38)
2. Souls Reborn In Hate (3:42)
3. The Blood Of The Dead (6:00)
4. Memento Mori (3:34)
5. Fields Of Pale Limbs (3:27)
6. Armageddon (Rise From Hell) (3:34)
7. Witch's Lair (4:00)
8. Empress Of Black Light (6:00)

Album Length: 31:58


Manchester alt-rock band THE MAPLE STATE are extremely pleased to announce their long-overdue return with their new album The Things I Heard At The Party, their first new material in 10 years, set for release in 2018 on Far Out Records.

The band are streaming the title track from the record in full today:

Commenting on the new song, front man Greg Counsell said: “In 2014 I was listening to a lot of folk music and I became obsessed with harmonics and drones, the idea that a single note can continue through an entire song just fascinated me. ‘The Things I Heard At The Party’ was my first conscious attempt to write a song with only a single note. I was trying to harness some early punk energy, something akin to The Clash circa ‘77, but once the other guys got involved the purity of this idea was smoothed over as they added their own take on things.

“My friend and I had recently found ourselves at a Halloween party in a Sloane Square penthouse where the host sat wearing a neck brace at a blackjack table in his dining room. I don’t quite remember how we ended up there, partying with the offspring of the global super rich, but it was a lyrical goldmine. I made a note of conversations and the weirder things people said to me. I like the idea that a song that grew out of my desire to write folk music ended up telling the story of people (most probably) diametrically opposed to those ideas.”

Since playing their last gigs in the summer of 2008, the remaining members of The Maple State have followed very different and distinct paths. For a number of years Greg continued to write and perform music under the name Ghost Saddles and occasionally wandered off to South America where he worked in wildlife conservation, but he now works as a Conservation Biologist in the north of England. His brother and the band’s bass player, Christian, became involved in a European Space Agency environmental project, which took him to Copenhagen where he now lives with his girlfriend, whilst guitarist Richard Higginbottom works as a University Lecturer and publishes photography books through Tide Press, the publishing company he established in 2015.

While the band always remained in contact with each other, the idea to reform The Maple State only occurred during Christmas 2015 when Richard and Christian overheard some new song ideas Greg had been working on. Despite living in different countries, they decided to develop these songs together, as eventually their recordings became the album The Things I Heard At The Party.

Formed in 2004 in Manchester, UK after meeting at school and college, the band originally drew most of their inspiration from pioneering indie/emo bands like The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring and American Football. Over the years extensive tours with Motion City Soundtrack, +44, Fightstar, Minus The Bear, Say Anything, The Academy Is… and Get cape. Wear cape. Fly. helped them to cement themselves as one of the UK’s cult underground names in their scene.

The band recorded their earliest songs in a friend’s bedroom and began touring the UK, with those songs eventually becoming their first EP titled At Least Until We’ve Settled In which was released by Punktastic Recordings in March 2005. In December that same year, The Maple State flew out to Chicago to record new material with Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy) and Joshua Caine (Motion City Soundtrack), before signing with Manchester Indie label High Voltage Sounds for their 2007 release, the Joanna EP recorded with Andy Gill (Gang of Four, Killing Joke, Red Hot Chili Peppers).  Their follow up EP Say, Scientist was released on High Voltage Sounds in February 2008 to consistently strong reviews from the likes of NME, Kerrang!, Rocksound, Clash and many more.

New single ‘The Things I Heard At The Party’ is out now:

 
Further details and UK live dates TBA

‘The Things I Heard At The Party’ single artwork:





SISTER SHOTGUN are a five-piece modern rock band from the West Midlands who create engaging anthemic hooks served with hard-hitting, yet melodic guitar riffs. The Brit rockers now deliver their explosive new single, Silhouettes, and you watch the video, here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5s4h0GGVPI&feature=youtu.be

SISTER SHOTGUN were born in 2013, and ever since then, they've shared stages with everyone from INME, Toseland, Fearless Vampire Killers and Kobra and the Lotus, to Butcher Babies. The quintet have wooed festival audiences at 2016's Macmillan Fest and FortFest, and at 2017's Highway to Hell. The band are also confirmed to perform at next year's HardRockHell: Metal.

Their previous video singles such as For The Love Of Hate and No Hope, have helped to solidify the band's reach, and in doing so, SISTER SHOTGUN have hit the impressive milestone of over 150,000 collective views on YouTube. Last February, the darkly rockers dropped their most recent EP, Devour, to much acclaim with the release garnering rave reviews and radio airplay from a host of radio stations.

The Midlanders rise again with the release of their blistering new single, Silhouettes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5s4h0GGVPI&feature=youtu.be. Expressing a killer hook, measured and textured guitar work, and thoughtful phrasing, the track is a real statement of the band's growth. The accompanying music video is both haunting and extremely captivating, and is sure to strike prominent interest.