Bite sized chunks of metal news from Thursday 9th May to Sunday 12th May
Callejon drop the brand new video to the title track of their latest album Hartgeld Im Club. The track features female rap artists Pilz & Antifuchs and the video shows footage of the first leg of their tour from earlier this year. Click the video below to give the song a listen and you can also check out The Metal Report’s review of the album.
Dez Fafara of Devildriver and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God have relaunched their Suncult clothing brand. Enter the code SunCultFam at checkout, or visit the link www.suncult.com/discount/suncultfam directly to order and the discount will automatically be added to your cart at checkout.
Dez Fafara says, “Watching the relaunching of the Suncult brand has been absolutely fulfilling in so many ways for myself and the Fafara family. We’ve brought in Randy, who from day one was a supporter and understood what we were trying to do with the brand, and has become family himself as he actually has a room here at the Fafara house! We have truly upped the game with new designs as well as kept the aesthetic of the brand for the outcasts, the outsiders, and those who are on the fringes of society, much like ourselves. We are equal parts skate and surf, and are dedicated to the metal/punk rock music lifestyle we live daily – on tour, in the water surfing, or hitting the asphalt on boards! We will be doing beach clean ups to give back to the community, as well as a few pop up shops to give buyers the chance to get in on Suncult. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where Suncult takes us in 2019 and beyond as we enter into discussions with stores and buyers that are reaching out to carry the brand! Thank you for the continued support – here’s to good times ahead!”
Randy Blythe adds, “When Dez asked me if I wanted to become a partner in his family’s brand, Suncult, my answer was simple: ‘I kinda thought I already was.’ Suncult started as a surf-centric brand, and while surfing is one of the core elements of what we do (and always will be, since we surf Suncult boards together all the time), we wanted to expand it to encompass different aspects of our lifestyle that other people outside of surfing identify with. That means including the darker aesthetics of the metal and punk music we listen to, the classic horror films we watch, and the urban aggression of a skateboard or bike ride through the cities we spend so much time in on tour. Suncult isn’t for the “beautiful people,” the Gidget-Beach-Blanket-Bingo set; it’s for the freaks, misfits, and weirdos who are already on a permanent aggro-vacation with Dracula.
Personally, in a creative capacity, it’s been gratifying for me to see a few concepts I helped sketch out turn into new designs (including one I’ve had as an idea for a tattoo for 20 years – so cool to see it on a shirt). I really enjoy bouncing ideas around with Dez and crew, then watching our artist bring them to life. I’m looking forward to doing some pop-ups, sponsoring beach cleanups, and meeting the people who ‘get’ what it is we are doing as the brand grows. We’ll know you when we see you…”
Symphonic power metallers Gloryhammer have released their second single and lyric video, The Siege Of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust), cut from their third studio album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex – out May 31st, you can listen below.
Eskimo Callboy have shared a video for Supernova (RAGE 2 Edition) which is based around the game Rage 2 and also features game play from the highly anticipated sequel.
Heart of a Coward have a new video where they talk about their upcoming fourth full-length album The Disconnect, which will be available on the 7th of June, 2019 via Arising Empire. The band will be on tour in June, you can see them at the dates below:
4th June 2019 Manchester, Rebellion
5th June 2019 Glasgow, Classic Grand
6th June 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
7th June 2019 London, The Underworld
8th June 2019 Brighton, The Haunt
16th June 2019 Donington, Download Festival
Alien Weaponry have released the music video for their new single, Ahi Kā which you can watch here:
“Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council’s decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 visit,” Alien Weaponry’s singer-guitarist Lewis de Jong says of the track. Which, like many of the band’s songs, is sung in New Zealand’s indigenous language of Te Reo Māori. “The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation.”
On the 7th of June,“Demons & Wizards” (2000) and “Touched by the Crimson King” (2005) are going to be released physically again. Demons & Wizards have released a lyric video for the track Heaven Denies, taken off the remastered album “Demons & Wizards”.
Thai metallers Defying Decay have released a brand new video and single Let It Rain, a week before the release of their debut album Metamorphosis.
The Shrine have a new video for Cruel World, taken from their recent EP of the same name.
Minneapolis hard rock band Cold Kingdom has released the official music video for A New Disaster, the debut single off of their upcoming album, due out May 24th, 2019.
Cold Kingdom have supported Shinedown, Papa Roach, Buckcherry on tour in the US and their video is well worth checking out.
Black Sheets Of Rain mark Mental Health Awareness Week with the release of new single Weight Of Shadows in aid of Ian’s Chain Charity.
New alternative band Lie Low have released their first single Manic and it’s available on all the usual digital streams or you can have a listen on YouTube.
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Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.