Month: February 2018

Against Evil: Indian heavy metal sensation announce new full length

Indian heavy metal band Against Evil first enthralled listeners when they released their debut ‘Fatal Assault’ on the Indian sub-label of Transcending Obscurity. Three years later, they conjure up enough material to release their debut full length titled ‘All Hail The King’ which includes their famous song Stand Up And Fight! whose official video went viral in these parts. Their artwork has once again been made by the Croatian artist All Things Rotten (Hirax) and for the first time, there is a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy). No stone has been left unturned here in delivering a high quality, anthemic heavy metal album that would hold appeal to just about any metal fan. This here is honest-to-goodness music from a region that still loves its metal the old school way.

Against Evil Artwok

Track list:
1. Enemy at the Gates
2. The Army of Four
3. All Hail the King
4. Stand Up and Fight!
5. Sentenced to Death (feat. Jeff Loomis)
6. Bad Luck
7. We Won’t Stop
8. Gods of Metal
9. Mean Machine

Release Date – April 6th, 2018

Against Evil released an lyric video which can be viewed here:

Against Evil: Facebook

Metal United Down Under: Get Ready for the 5th Anniversary

On 22 September 2018, metal bands around Australia will perform the all Australian metal event – Metal United Down Under (MUDU). It is the 5th edition of this initiative and around 15 cities are expected to participate. Metal United Down Under started 2014 as a community project of the Australian metal underground to offer extended exposure to bands. At the same time, the event aims to provide the scattered metal scene of the continent with a feeling of unity by participating at an event together – even though hundreds or even thousands of kilometres apart.

The event is created by promoters in various Australian cities, setting up a show or festival on the date of Metal United Down Under. There are no participation fees and all promoters or bands are welcome to join if they do not clash with an already existing show. There are some shows locked in with the first venues booked. The following cities are on board or likely to join: Albury, Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Lismore, Melbourne, Perth, Orange, Sydney, Wagga Wagga. There are more to come – check our website where shows with booked venues will be listed. For all those whose city is not listed and who would like to organise a show, contact events@metal-roos.com.au

The project cannot be managed without partners and the first ones have been recruited but the list will hopefully grow: MUDU partners
Black-Roos Entertainment is taking over the PR and promotion and Naticus Music is creating MUDU artwork. For all metal media, labels, PR agencies or who else would like to help us spreading the word or chip in with in-kind or financial sponsorship, contact events@metal-roos.com.au.

After the success of the MUDU compilation Metal United Down Under Vol I which was distributed at all MUDU shows and 2 German festivals (Wacken and Headbangers), the follow up compilation is on its way. To get a song on the compilation, contact events@metal-roos.com.au.

Metal United Down Under preparations are getting started. Get on board and mark the 22 September in your diary! \m/

DARK PHANTOM: Support for Iraqi Metal Band to tour Syria

Under the Metal United World Wide banner, we call for support. Dark Phantom is an Iraqi metal band. Metal is forbidden in Iraq which is why they cannot play an official Metal United World Wide show. However, they would like to tour their war-torn neighbours Syria to perform Metal publicly. To be able to tour, the band members are still 1.200 EUR short. If you have some spare dollars, support these guys and the Metal in the Middle East: https://www.leetchi.com/c/trip-murad-mohammed

If you don’t have spare dollars (or your country’s currency), check out their Facebook page and their album Nation of Dogs on Bandcamp. They are quite a rare breed in a region where Metal is between forbidden and restricted by the government. We think they deserve some kind of support for keeping the Metal flag up – a like, a good listen to their album or financial tour support. United We Stand, Divided We Fall \m/