CARCASS Debuts “Under The Scalpel Blade”

English death/grind legends CARCASS are gearing up to headline the closing night of Decibel Magazine’s “Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles” on December 14th. In preparation, the band has released a new single called “Under The Scalpel Blade” on streaming services today! The track is the band’s first new song in 6 years and was originally released as part of Decibel’s “Flexi Series” accompanied with the magazine’s January issue. “Under The Scalpel Blade” was recorded during sessions for their upcoming 7th studio album that’s due out in 2020. Purchase the issue with flexi here.
 
“It’s always difficult trying to decide what new song to expose people to, especially given an absence of nearly seven years???? With that in mind here’s a slow throw away number we cobbled together, and NO the title was NOT plagiarized from the DISORDER album of the same title before you ask!” says Jeff Walker.

Decibel Magazine’s “Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles” will feature performances by CARCASSPOSSESSEDNAILSVIO-LENCEGATECREEPERSCHAMMASCHEVOKENINTRONAUTXIBALBASPIRIT ADRIFT and more. Tickets are available now.
 
CARCASS will also be performing at Evil Beat Vol. 2 at South Side Music Hall in Dallas, Texas on January 11th alongside POWERTRIPVIO-LENCERAZORDEAFHEAVENTORCHE and more. Tickets are available here.
 
CARCASS’ new single “Under The Scalpel Blade,” is a taste of what’s to come from the band’s long-awaited 7th full-length album. It follows the release of several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. Reek of PutrefactionSymphonies of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several  sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker recorded the next chapter of their influential career, 2013’s Surgical Steel. Following the critically acclaimed release, the band toured the world extensively, including recent performances with SLAYER on their final world tour. Now the band that broke barriers 25 years ago has returned to the studio to tear them all down again with their 7th record, which will undoubtedly be one of next year’s most anticipated heavy metal albums.

NOVENA Releases “Disconnected”

Today, UK prog metal/rock band Novena have released the track “Disconnected” (Single Version) along with an accompanying music video. Watch the video here and stream/download the single here. The full album version of “Disconnected” will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full-length album, Eleventh Hour, which is out March 6, 2020. More details on that in the coming weeks.


Novena established themselves on the UK and international prog scenes in 2016 with the release of their widely praised experimental EP Secondary Genesis. Performing at high profile concerts like UK-Tech Fest 2016 and 2017, as well as other dates supporting Skyharbor, Vola, Sithu Aye, and others, Novena has been busy are a force to be reckoned with. They are now preparing to release their debut album, Eleventh Hour via Frontiers Music Srl on March 6, 2020.



The band writes: “In writing ‘Secondary Genesis’, we were saying to ourselves, “what could this be?” With ‘Eleventh Hour’, we are saying ‘this is who we are.’ After three years of working hard to define, write, and record a new album, we are enormously excited to share our debut LP with the world. It acknowledges all of the experimental roads we explored on ‘Secondary Genesis’, and refines them, focuses them, and directs them. ‘Eleventh Hour’ incorporates all of the heavy catharsis, fragile melody, rich harmony, and grand storytelling of the EP, but takes it further and casts the net wider. Still, our aim was to write and tell heartfelt stories, both true and fictitious. In doing so, we’ve created something that we’re proud to share with you and hope you’ll enjoy. We’re enormously excited to be working with Frontiers today and in the future; to share a label with a number of our favourite bands is a dream. Expect so much more from us in the coming years – on record, online and in person.”


Novena’s music moves from the profound to the profane, from the fragile to the unforgiving, and from the introspective to the utterly destructive, exploring a plethora of different genres along the way. Despite this, every song has a solid and personal identity, with choruses that dare the listener to try and forget them.


Novena exploits fully the world class skills of their talented line-up: from Ross Jennings’ (HAKEN) unmatchable voice, to Gareth Mason’s (Slice The Cake) inimitable poetry; Dan Thornton’s (Ex-HAARP Machine, Ex-No Sin Evades His Gaze) blistering guitar work, to Cameron Spence’s (Ravenface) invariably musical drumming, deeply rooted in pop idiom, and unlike anything else in the modern prog scene; from Moat Lowe’s (Slugdge, Ex-NSEHG) expressive and versatile bass playing to Harrison White’s (Theatrical Director and Composer) complex and nuanced compositions. Novena delivers something greater than the sum of its parts.


Fans of intelligent, engaging, emotional music will have much to indulge their mind and spirits in with this band.


Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Will Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dio’s Passing with Gala Awards Fund-Raiser

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with an Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m.


The amazing vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio with his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Gala, featuring vocalists Tim Ripper Owens and Oni Logan and band members Simon WrightCraig GoldyScott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Local rockers Sadie & the Tribe will also perform. The evening will also include a live auction, a major silent auction and a raffle, each comprising luxury items and entertainment memorabilia. In addition, VIP attendees will be treated to a gourmet dinner with wine pairings.


Eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:


Holy Diver Awardhonoring Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group executives Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Recorded Music & Arts Music, Warner Music Group; Mark Pinkus, President, Rhino Entertainment & U.S. Catalog; Jason Day, Vice President, A&R, Rhino Entertainment; Jason Elzy, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Rhino Entertainment; and Brian Dodd, Manager, Global Artist Brand Management, Rhino Entertainment


Killing the Dragon AwardLaura Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer, T.J. Martell Foundation, which is dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer


King of Rock ‘n Roll Award: Barry Drinkwater, Executive Chairman, Global Merchandise Services Ltd.


 
* Magica AwardWyn Davis, Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Time Recording Engineer and Owner of Total Access Recording Studios  


Master of the Moon Awardhonoring BMG executives Thomas Scherer, Executive Vice-President, Repertoire & Marketing L.A., Global Writer Services & China; Michael Kachko, Senior Vice-President, Catalog Recordings; Jeff Christian, Director, Catalog; and Kathy Rivkin Daum, Senior Director, Films


 
Rainbow in the Dark Award: Mikeal Maglieri, Owner of the World-Renowned Rainbow Bar and Grill and Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip


Sacred Heart Award: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Dentistry and Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research (COOR)


Stand Up and Shout Award: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, creators of the Dio Returns! hologram



The Wiltern is located at 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For information and to purchase event tickets, visit HERE.


VIP Ticket includes: Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing, Live Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions, Raffle, Luxury Gift Bag


General Admission Balcony Ticket includes: Live Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions, Raffle, Commemorative Wristband


Main Floor VIP $395 Each / $295 early bird – ends January 10, 2020
•          Main Floor VIP Table Seating
•          Luxury Gift Bag
•          Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing


General Admission Balcony $25 Each
•          Balcony Seating for Live Entertainment
•          Access to Live & Silent Auctions, Raffle
•          Commemorative Wristband
•          No Host Bar


SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:
All Sponsorship Packages include a full-page ad in the event program, mention in all press releases, sponsor logo on SUAS website and in event recap video.


Presenting sponsor with table & Ad $9950 (x1 available)
•          Back cover, full page color ad in event program
•          Main floor sponsor preferred VIP table seating for 12
•          12 Luxury Gift Bags
•          Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing
•          24 cocktail drink tickets


Platinum sponsor I with table & Ad $8950 (x1 available)
•          Inside front cover, full page color ad in event program
•          Main floor sponsor preferred VIP table seating for 12
•          12 Luxury Gift Bags
•          Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing
•          24 cocktail drink tickets


Platinum sponsor II with table & Ad $8950 (x1 available)
•          Inside back cover, full page color ad in event program
•          Main floor sponsor preferred VIP table seating for 12
•          12 Luxury Gift Bags
•          Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing
•          24 cocktail drink tickets


Gold sponsor with table & Ad $5950 (limited quantity)
•          Full page color ad in event program
•          Main floor sponsor preferred VIP table seating for 10
•          10 Luxury Gift Bags
•          Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing
•          20 cocktail drink tickets


For information regarding Event Sponsorships and advertising in the Full Color Souvenir Program, contact  info@diocancerfund.org.


VIP Tickets, which include Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairings and Live & Silent Auctions, are available for $395 (early bird pricing of $295 available through January 10). General Admission Balcony seating for the show is available for $25. 


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was founded in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.  A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Since 2016, the Dio Cancer Fund has also committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.


SHARONE Releases Long Anticipated New Album “Reflection”

Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released her hotly anticipated new album, Reflection.

Reflection Track List:
1. Unspoken
2. Cold
3. Poisonous
4. Turn Back Time
5. Marionette
6. White Witch
7. Shatter
8. Filling The Void
9. Closer To Love
10. Final Reflection

Channeling chaos into art, Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis TheaterBluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-DollThe Birthday MassacreFuelSaving AbelDavey SuicideTantricHell’s Belles, and Stitched Up Heart. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live, and to eventually release her 2017 demo album, Storm.

Despite sustaining a dark and nearly melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics.

In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album Storm. Following the release, underwent a complete lineup change in her band, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: Enchiridion of Nightmares (2018).

Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and is currently working on her third studio album. This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm.

Sharone‘s third studio album, Reflection, is due out December 7th, 2019.

MAGG DYLAN Announce New Album “Amethyst” Out February 21

Virginia Beach alternative metal band Magg Dylan will release their new full-length album entitled Amethyst on February 21, 2020 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Jonathan Dolese and Bruce Jordan with cover art by Diego Gedoz de Souza. Pre-order or pre-save the new full-length album Amethyst at this location
 
Amethyst features ten alternative metal anthems which showcase the band’s emotional raw energy. Highlights on the album include “Scarz” which was written about singer Suzanne‘s personal experiences with bullying during her childhood, and as an adult in the personal fitness, and music industries. “Naked Alone In the Tub” was the most difficult song for Suzanne to release, as she didn’t want to share some of the darkest moments of her life as the lyrics talk about depression after life hands you a series of overwhelming blows. The third single from the album “Delusional”which goes in-depth about singer Suzanne‘s past battle with alcoholism and her path to recovery. This band has been through a lot over the years, and their songs reflect the struggles, defeats, and triumphs which have given this album a life of its own!
 
The band have also revealed a new music video for the first single entitled “Scarz” which was directed by Eric Dicarlo at Square Up Studios. Watch it right now!

“‘Scarz’ is about how other people try to tear you down and no matter what, you must believe in yourself and keep fighting” says vocalist Suzanne De Iulio“We wrote the song because people refer to us as not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not young enough, etc… we have all been rejected for a lot of things, but we fight back every time! For the video, I wanted my friend Becky Stephens to be featured because she is one of the toughest women I know. She studies mixed martial arts and professionally competes in OBC. More importantly, we admire her dedication and discipline which epitomize the overall theme of the song.”
 
Pre-order the album on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and stream the singles via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and more at here.
 
For more information on Magg Dylan, please visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Eclipse Records, and follow them on SpotifyApple Music or Deezer.


 
Amethyst Track List
01. Delusional
02. Tearz
03. Scarz
04. Stood Up
05. Naked Alone In the Tub
06. Crawl
07. Sadness
08. Herakane
09. F.I.N.E
10. Rare Breed

Magg Dylan Tour Dates (tickets)
Dec 06   Winchester, VA @ Granny’s Place with Reigh of Z and Phalanx
Jan 21    Memphis, TN @ Growlers with Hed PE
Jan 22    Jefferson, LA @ Southport Music Hall with Hed PE
Jan 24    Longwood, FL @ Shovelhead with Hed PE
Jan 25    Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug with Hed PE
Jan 26    Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room with Hed PE
Feb 01   Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room with Hed PE

“The History Of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way” Documentary Wraps Up Tour With PIGFACE

Thirty-five years in the making, a documentary film exploring the birth, rise, fall and moderate rebirth of American industrial music is nearing completion. Called “The History Of Industrial Music,”the film explores the mid-to-late 1980s birth of a form of aggressive dance music that incorporated sampled noises, synthesizers, howling vocals and big dance beats.


With industrial supergroup Pigface’s first tour in 14 years, band leader Martin Atkins asked filmmaker Chris Harris to join the band on the road and present the trailer to hungry crowds each night on the tour in an old roadshow-style presentation of taking it to the masses, culminating with a sold-out show at Thalia Hall in the scene’s homebase in Chicago.


“Chicago industrial music is on the rise right now—the remembrance of a time when things changed for good. Chris Harris has captured that feeling and added to the soup of documentation that informs and defines this special time,” says Atkins. “Industrial music was the reason I moved to Chicago in 1989 so this has special resonance for me. I’m so happy to see this all come to fruition.”


Adds Harris, “When Martin mentioned, ‘Hey, what if you came out and played the trailer every night before Pigface goes on,’ I took a moment and thought that was brilliant. It was great to see the rousing response the screenings had as well as to talk to people across the country and hear how excited they are about the film.”


“The History Of Industrial Music”talks to the players who were there: Al Jourgensen (Ministry/RevCo), Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smart Bar), Jim Marcus (producer/Die Warzau), En Esch (KMFDM), Marston Daley (aka Buzz McCoy of Thrill Kill Kult), Jason Novak (Acumen/Cold Waves Festival), Reid Hyams (Chicago Trax) and Martin Atkins (Pigface/Killing Joke), just to name a few.


As a special holiday treat, a bonus clip is released today, December 3, featuring Ministry’s Al Jourgensen talking about the immediate days after releasing album “With Sympathy” and returning to work at WaxTrax! Records. See it here.


Harris has assembled a team of production veterans who have worked on previous music docu-series and for networks such as HGTV, Discovery and more.


The film’s Kickstarter has 19 days left to reach a goal of raising $23,900; it is currently over 60% funded. The funding will go mainly to music licensing as this story is incomplete without the soundtrack it created and donators will be given special perks outlined on the web page.


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Announces LIGHT THE TORCH As Opener For Spring 2020 Tour

Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced that Light the Torch will serve as the opening act on their upcoming Spring 2020 headline tour. As fans are more than well aware, Light the Torch features front-man Howard Jones, who served as KsE‘s singer from 2002 through 2012.

“We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer band,” says Jesse Leach“Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I’ve always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he’s become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot and singing his heart out again in top form. With both August Burns Red and Light the Torch, there will be no punches pulled. Just a killer lineup. Fans won’t want to miss this tour. You will want to come early and stay late. All hails.”

Killswitch Engage, recently recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts,” will return to the road to headline clubs and theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Cleveland and runs through April 12 in Boston. Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s own August Burns Red will serve as main support for all of the dates. Tickets are on sale here.

“We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE and ABR,” says Jones“This one has it all – old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night and come hang out with three bands that want to make memories with you!”

ABR singer Jake Luhrs echoes the sentiment, saying, “We can’t wait to rip through North America with Killswitch Engage and Light the Torch! This tour has been in the making for a long time and I can’t wait to hit the road and show everyone what we’ve been working on. If you’re a metal fan, you’re not going to want to miss this one.”

In other Killswitch Engage news, the band just received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category for their single “Unleashed,” the lead track on their 2019 album Atonement. This marks the third Grammy nomination in the band’s career.

Atonement is out now via Metal Blade Records. All Music described the album as “the best-sounding record in the band’s catalog, bridging modern studio techniques with early-2000s ones,” while Consequence of Sound praised the band for continuing to “deliver brutal compositions that hook listeners in with thrilling musicianship.” Loudwire deemed the record a “high mark in the Killswitch Engage catalog and easily the metalcore icons’ most dynamic release yet.” MetalSucks summed it up best, saying, “There’s a reason Killswitch Engage have survived when many of their peers tripped over their ear gauges and fell by the wayside. They’re just really damn good at what they do,” while Exclaim! enthused that Atonement is full of “material so killer that nobody could ever doubt them.”

Killswitch Engage Tour Dates
Dec. 7 – São Paulo, Brazil – Anhembi
Dec. 8 – Comuna 1, Argentina – El Teatrito
Dec. 10 – Santiago, Chile – Blondie
Dec. 12 – Bogotá, Colombia – Mayor Auditorium CUN
Dec. 14 – Ciudad De México, Mexico – Circo Volador
Dec. 15 – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana

Killswitch Engage Tour Dates
with August Burns Red
Mar. 10 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Mar. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Mar. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Mar. 14 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Mar. 15 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Mar. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar. 18 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Mar. 20 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
Mar. 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 21 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes
Mar. 23 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Mar. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Mar. 25 – Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
Mar. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Mar. 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Mar. 29 – Boise, ID – Revolution
Mar. 31 – Salt Lake CIty, UT – Complex
Apr. 1 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Apr. 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
Apr. 4 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Apr. 5 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Apr. 6 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Apr. 8 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Apr. 10 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Apr. 11 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Apr. 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Killswitch Engage Tour Dates
with Iron Maiden
May 1 – Perth, Australia – Rac Arena
May 3 – Adelaide, Australia – Entertainment Centre
May 5 – Brisbane, Australia – Entertainment Centre
May 7 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
May 9 – Mellbourn, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
May 11 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
May 13 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena

Killswitch Engage Tour Dates
June 13 – Derby, UK – Download Festival
June 21 – Dessel, BEL – Grasspop Festival

Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s Alive Or Just Breathing became avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache [2004] and As Daylight Dies [2006]. The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage [2009], Disarm The Descent [2013], and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate [2016]. The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.

2019 represents another turning point. The quintet – Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals] – sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal BladeAtonement. Their most critically acclaimed album in at least 15 years, Atonement debuted #2 on the Billboard Top Album chart, #13 on the Billboard Top 200, and once again #1 on both the Top Rock and Hard Rock Album charts. Needless to say, worldwide touring is on the agenda for the rest of 2019, 2020 and beyond.

New Album Details and First Single Out From RAVENWORD

Italian symphonic power metal band RAVENWORD has unleashed “No More,” first single from their one-time studio album, Transcendence, out January 31 via Rockshots Records.


Vocalist Chiara Tricarico comments about the song: “This song is a classical power metal track with a beautiful piano part and a super-fast solo.” The track features Davide Lovecchio as special guest on the lead guitar.


 
“No More” is available as a digital single at all major online stores including iTunes and Spotify as well as being paired with an official audio track on YouTube.


Transcendence is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records‘ official store at this location.


Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy, based band was originally formed in 2007 by keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound StormMoonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (ChronosfearSkeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band. 


With TranscendenceRAVENWORD captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe’s period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with RAVENWORD’s ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one’s perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings.



Transcendence track List:
1. Blue Roses
2. Life Is In Your Hands
3. No More
4. Lullaby Of The Last Petal
5. Purity
6. Rain Of Stars
7. The Queen Of Darkness
8. What I Need
9. The Swansong
10. Dylan
11. Crimson Lake
12. The Distance
13. Bleeding Moon


SHARONE Releases Official Lyric Video for “Closer to Love”

Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official lyric video for “Closer to Love,” the third single off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7, 2019.

“This is my favorite song off of Reflection. It starts slow but just keeps building, so give it a chance. It’s a love song, but not one of those mushy gushy love songs. It’s honest. It has a really fun and dancey chorus and it just makes me smile. I present to you, ‘Closer To Love’”.  says Sharone.

Reflection Track List:
1. Unspoken
2. Cold
3. Poisonous
4. Turn Back Time
5. Marionette
6. White Witch
7. Shatter
8. Filling The Void
9. Closer To Love
10. Final Reflection

Channeling chaos into art, Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis Theater, Bluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-DollThe Birthday MassacreFuelSaving AbelDavey SuicideTantricHell’s Belles, and Stitched Up Heart. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live, and to eventually release her 2017 demo album, Storm.

Despite sustaining a dark and nearly melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics.

In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album Storm. Following the release, underwent a complete lineup change in her band, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: Enchiridion of Nightmares (2018).

Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and is currently working on her third studio album. This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm.

Sharone‘s third studio album, Reflection, is due out December 7th, 2019.

OVTLIER Joins With Danny Leal of UPON A BURNING BODY For “Spineless”

Ovtlier, and their new video,  “Spineless,”featuring UPON A BURNING BODY‘s Danny Leal. “Spineless” discusses the horrors in today’s sickness and society; it was inspired by vocalist/primary songwriter, Joey Arena‘s experience with watching his grandmother pass on and his “personal views on  medical and governmental studies: that we are nothing but lab rats and test subjects.”

Recently signed with The Label Group,  an INgrooves distributed label the video follows up their latest release,  What Doesn’t Kill You, which garnered attention from Revolver, Loudwire, Alt Press, ABC News, Metal Nexus, and more. Ovtlier have already captured the hearts of more than 60K daily followers online, more than 2.5 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube, over half a million streams Spotify, and have been selling out shows around the Northeast.  Their latest release, What Doesn’t Kill You takes the listener on a roller-coaster jaunt. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn, Periphery and others, Ovtlier brings the rock and metal edge to a new height of intensity.

Inspired by everything 80’s to 90s grunge and NuMetal, Arena began playing guitar at the age of 11 on an old 3-string guitar. After achieving commercial success with his band, Young Bloods, Arena re centered himself and began traveling 8 hours from Rochester to Cleveland in search of an identity and definition for what would become Ovtlier’s debut EP, What Doesn’t Kill You. Playing sold-out hometown shows, touring the states and rapidly growing their fan-base among all types of music fans. Housing a hybrid sound that cross-pollinates into other sub-genres, giving a formula to freedom in songwriting and forever being able to validate surprise in their releases to come. Ovtlier is set out to deliver their most personal and intense work yet.