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Month: April 2019

EWIGKEIT: Release Free EP Declassified & Hawkwind Cover Silver Machine

Closely following the digital and physical release of EWIGKEIT’s new Ufology-themed album DISClose, a FREE download EP, Declassified, is now available (23/04/19). EWIGKEIT EP Declassified features the following:

1. Disclosure (taken from DISClose)
2. Resonance (taken from DISClose)
3. Silver Machine (cover of the classic by Space Rock legends HAWKWIND)
4. Lights in the Sky (exclusive cover of SAXON’s UFO-themed track)
5. Disclosure in Dub (exclusive Dub remix of the album track)
EWIGKEIT EP Declassified is available to download for free at www.deathtomusic.com

Ewigkeit - Declassified

The theme of this EP is indeed inspired by the growing movement of modern Ufology and the push toward official testament and disclosure of an alien presence visiting our skies: “Beyond the Black Majestic coven of 12 lie the secrets of flying saucery – the time to Disclose the truth of the Alien presence on Earth is upon us.”

DISClose is the 8th album; it has the greatest audio ‘density’ of all the releases, and sees the guitar settle somewhere around a baritone middle ground of early Death Doom and Modern Extreme Metal topped with memorable riffs. The vocals are a mix of Blackened Metal and clean harmonies and the keyboards again add an ambience and space that is common to all Ewigkeit releases. This is how the press rates the album:

themetalmag.com 98/100
coreandco.fr 9/10
stormbringer.at 4.5/5
gbhbl.com 9/10
themetgodsmeltdown.com 9/10
metal-observer.com 8.5/10
lordsofmetal.nl 84/100
deadrhetoric.com 8/10
metal-temple.com 8/10
occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com 8/10
musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com 8/10
ever-metal.com 8/10
metaleyes.iyezine.com 8/10
meatmeadmetal.wordpress.com “…is a blast of a record, a dose of strange black metal that’ll have your mind warped and you gazing at the skies”
docsdungeon.blogspot.com “..combines metal heaviness, appealing melodies and spaced out synth tones. I would say few do it better..”

Ewigkeit is the ever-changing project of British multi-instrumentalist James Fogarty (In The Woods, Old Forest, Jaldaboath and others). Starting off as a Black Metal project in the mid 90s, the project has veered from Symphonic Black Metal to Industrial to 70’s Space Rock and back again in the many years of it’s on / off existence. The project has dealt with various themes over this time – whatever has been the current interest of it’s creator.

Ewigkeit: Facebook

HellFire N’ Hairspray: Final lineup announced for new boutique Heavy Rock festival

Hellfire N’ Hairspray is a new Australian music festival dedicated to the breed of heavy rock bands. The new waves of Hairmetal/Classic Rock/Glam/Sleaze are enjoying a massive resurgence in popularity internationally and Australia hasn’t been left out. The last few years have seen a surge in bands influenced by the heavy rock scene of the seventies and eighties but with their own unique modern slants.

In response to the total lack of representation at the major festivals, Black-Roos Entertainment (the folks behind Metal United Down Under and Metal United World Wide) and Jay R Sleaze are bringing you the Hellfire N’ Hairspray festival on the 18th of May 2019 in Melbourne at the Bendigo Hotel. It’ll be an all day extravaganza of the very best new breed bands Australia has to offer.

The aim of the festival is to bring together as many new breed bands as possible in one place. Like a massive showcase for the fans!” states, Jay R.

If you are a fan of Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Aerosmith or any band from that era come along and discover your new favorite band. Spend the day and night partying like rock stars with the new breed of Rockstars featuring 12 bands, go go dancers, Djs and much more! Tickets $25 plus booking fee/ Door: $30.

Full line up in no particular order:
Dangerous Curves – Geelong based Hard Rock/Glam Metal

Snake Bite Whisky – Brisbane’s sleaze rock heavy hitters and Pavement Entertainment (USA) recording artists

Crosson – Sydney Theatrical Glam rockers and Metalapolis records recording artists.

Black Alpine – Melbourne’s seventies/eighties influenced heavy rockers

Morth – Victorian Shock Rockers

Diamond Foxx – Melbourne based Glam metal

Kvlts Of Vice – Sydney’s Dark Rock N’ Rollers

Vicious Addiction – Melbourne based Heavy Rock

Hit N’ Mizz – Brisbane female fronted Heavy Rock

Dirty Rats – Melbourne Old school Hard Rock

Plus DJ Ibella Chantelle.
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Oztix ticket link

ENVENOMED: Sign worldwide Deal with EL PUERTO RECORDS

The pirate label El Puerto Records poached in previously unknown waters and finds there ENVENOMED in Australia!
The Speed Metal band from Down Under signed a worldwide contract.

Since 2005, they are touring on their continent, now they dare the leap from Melbourne to Europe!

Band-Leader Anthony Mavrikis:
” ENVENOMED are very proud to announce that we have signed to EL PUERTO RECORDS of Germany!! Their professionalism and hard work from all of our dealings with the guys there have been second to none! With artists in their stable such as BEASTO BLANCO (with Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, daughter of ALICE COOPER) , SAINTED SINNERS (with David Reece (ex-ACCEPT), Frank Pané, Ferdy Doernberg) and label co owner Torsten Ihlenfeld of BRAINSTORM in the fold, we’re happy to be in their capable hands! ”

Label boss Bernd Stelzer points out yet another challenge:
“Envenomed came up with a great album and we are looking forward to release it as part of their European tour.
The past Skype conferences with Down Under were exotic and at interesting times … now it’s time to meet the guys in person finally. ”

More news about the album and tour dates coming soon!