Month: May 2021

Rawtism: Strikes Again With New Video Stay Metal from their upcoming EP Raw Off Its Head

Today Rawtism release the new video Stay Metal from their upcoming EP Raw And Off Its Head which will be released independently on 12 June 2021.Prepare your Neck muscle and check out the amazing video from Australian New Thrash Attack Rawtism! STAY METAL!!!

The concept of Stay Metal came up when I went to a party in Eastern Victoria with some fellow metal musicians 10 years ago and one metal scene veteran got so drunk and ranted about younger musicians playing hardcore emo music. The lyrics are about the progression of a young musician heading towards the metal scene and being true to it. The song starts with a phased bass intro towards some heavy thrashy riffs and some chances for crowd anticipation to shout out the title. Says Keefy about the song.

Keefy about the video:
This video started with a wholesome scene featuring a little girl with a guitarplayed by the band’s bassist Naimo’s daughter Ebony. Then the song begins with live footage of the band playing on stage and sometimes off stage along with their crowd going crazy over it. It gives them an idea of what people should expect from a Rawtism show. It also features still photography shot by Micheal Gow of Alchemi Glow Photography. It ends with Ebony standing in front of the back of the band’s van with RAWTSM plates on.
This video is my first attempt at video editing due to a major setback with their cameraman Trevor Brown’s computer becoming too obsolete for his own editing software.


The soon to be released EP Raw And Off Its Head has been recorded at the homes of members Rorz’s and Naimo’s in Melbourne. Recording started in December 2019 and finished late 2020 due to delays during COVID restrictions. The EP was mastered by Andy Fernando of Singing Bird Studios in Frankston. The EP title Raw And Off Its Head lets the fans know what they are in for. A raw and accelerating experience so intense, you could go out of your mind. The cover art is the work of Daniel K Fraser and features a a grizzly scene depicting a long haired man screaming while his brain being savagely ripped out of his skull by a chrome skeletal hand from the inside of his head. It represents this intense feeling when you hear some fast paced, heavy thrash metal.

Rawtism: Facebook

Shatter Brain: Australian Thrashers Cover Motörhead’s Iron Fist in New Video

South Australian thrashers Shatter Brain present their cover of the Motörhead classic Iron Fist! First released by the Heavy Metal legends in 1982, Shatter Brain have taken the opportunity to cover the song and create a video. The video was produced and edited by Chalky at Moshriff Creative (http://moshriffcreative.com/) and features live live footage from the band’s recent “Tryna Tour in 2021 Tour”. The song was premiered yesterday at Triple J’s show THE RACKET!

Shatter Brain explain their choice with: “We’re big Motorhead fans and have been playing Iron Fist live for a while, so we put this down when we hit the studio last (to record our next EP, details TBA!). We’ve also been longtime admirers of Kurt Ballou’s work at GodCity Studio, so to work with him on this track was unreal! He really helped us take it to a different level.”

Shatter Brain are:
Tom Santamaria – Vocals
Matt Disisto – Guitar
Pat Callaghan – Bass
Ryan Quarrington – Drums

Shatter Brain: Facebook

Assault: Singaporeans Release Artwork and Tracklist for New Album In Aevum Et Illustrata

Singapore’s Melodic Death Metallers Assault are back! After releasing their debut full-length The Fallen Reich in 2017, they are ready to unleash In Aevum Et IIustrata. The new album title translates into “In the Age of the Enlightened” will be released on June 30th 2021 via Eastbreath Records. Today the band is proud to announce the artwork and the tracklist.

Vocalist Clarence provides some insights what the album is about: “The whole album revolves around the theme of the Bavarian Illuminati era – a complex and short history of the Bavarian Illuminati which was founded on 1 May 1776 and ended in 1788 by Adam Weishaupt. We hope to transpire our listeners with our interpretation of the Bavarian Illuminati on this album. In terms of songwriting, this is another step forward for us as a band as we are continuously trying to push our musical boundaries beyond our comfort zone”.

The album also featured a guest appearance by Mr Andy Gillion from Mors Principium Est on the track 1788.

Tracklist

  1. Ingolstadt
  2. Oration of Lies
  3. MDCCLCCVI : Novus Ordo Seclorum
  4. Age of Enlightenment
  5. 1788 (featuring Andy Gillion from Mors Principium Est)
  6.  Minerva
  7. Signs of Providence
  8. Orders of the Bavarian
  9. The Awakening

The album is mixed and mastered by Wong Jian Liang from Aeonix Production and Verta Collective.
Artwork by Mr Arif Rot, Vocalist of Wormrot

Line-up:
Noh – Guitar
Clarence – Vocal
Hanesh – Guitar
Mitch – Drums
Syaz – Bass

Assault: Facebook

Black-Roos Entertainment: Expanding Team to Germany & Singapore

The Australian PR, booking and management agency Black-Roos Entertainment has expanded to Germany and Singapore. The Roos team is excited for their next step welcoming Frank Wilkens and Clarence Chong to the team.
Frank holds a Bachelor Professional For Music Management and run his own agency in Germany. He will support the Black-Roos in management and developing and add his knowledge of the German and European market to the pool.
Clarence writes for an Asian webzine. He is also the founder and vocalist of the band Assault. Through his band, Clarence is well connected in Asia and will assist Black-Roos with networking in Asia.

Black-Roos owner Michael about the new team members: “I know Frank and Chong already for a few years. I love their professionalism and also their passion for music. Both don’t mind going an extra step to help bands. This is very important to us in Black-Roos! Additionally, as a native German, I am excited to work with someone from my home country.”

Frank about joining the team: “I have known Michael Lüders for some years and value him very much. So we can talk about a well-adjusted team already now. I am excited about this official partnership with Black-Roos Entertainment.

Clarence about joining Black-Roos: “It’s with great honour to join the Black-Roos Entertainment team! I have known Michael through his involvement in Metal United Worldwide in 2018. He’s very passionate in wanting to promote a genre as a whole! I look forward to contribute to Black-Roos Entertainment and also assist Asian bands to expand their outreach beyond their countries!”

Black-Roos Entertainment has been established in 2017. The agency is behind the metal event, Metal United World Wide, a community project where over 400 bands played in 40 countries and 60 cities on the same date under the same banner. The agency also coordinates and promotes the Australian version, Metal United Down Under. The goal of Black-Roos Entertainment is to support the Underground. Reaching out to new regions, gives the bands a chance to get heard.

For any enquires in Germany contact:
Frank Wilkens: frank@black-roos.com
or for any Asian related request contact:
Chong Clarence: chong@black-roos.com

For more information visit the website www.black-roos.com or the agency’s Facebook page.

Against Evil: Release Metal or Nothin’ Music Video

Indian metal attack Against Evil have just released a new music video for the song Metal or Nothin’. The song has been taken from their upcoming album End of the Line. The sound of Against Evil is best described as Heavy Metal with Power and Speed ​​Metal influence.

Their lead guitarist Shasank shares some details about the song: “During these challenging times, Heavy Metal to us is like a light in the dark. We are extremely thankful and grateful to have such amazing friends and fans who have been with us throughout our journey. Your love and support is what keeps us going. That’s what this song is all about. Heavy Metal brotherhood and the awesome feeling of being a metalhead! This one’s for you guys”

The album End of the Line will be out on 14 May via German/Swiss based record label Doc Gator Records in Europe and independently the rest of the world.

Against Evil: Facebook

Hit ‘n’ Mizz: Australian Female Fronted Hard Rockers Present Action EP & Sign with Black-Roos Entertainment

Brisbane female fronted Hard Rockers Hit ‘n’ Mizz self-released their debut EP Action a short while ago. To support the release, the band also dropped the amazing video for the single Want Me? The video was filmed by Alex Nelson from Emerge Creative.

Hit ‘n’ Mizz have big plans for the future tour Australia and overseas when possible and the debut album is planned. To support the goals, the band signed to Black-Roos Entertainment to assist with these goals.

Line-up:
Mizzie Maxx – Lead Singer/Guitarist
Slije McSkreech – Bass Guitar
Shep – Drums

Bio
Formed in 2018 in Brisbane, Australia, Hit ‘n’ Mizz is developing into a sought after Hard Rock band. After finding herself at a cross road in the music industry and wanting more Mizzie rounded up members from other bands (stole them) and started rehearsing and performing live with her original music. Mizzie Maxx is the ultimate bad ass front woman who struts her stuff with confidence. Her performances are never dull. She morphes from a punk princess to a rock queen showing her versatility and testament to her growth as a musician.

The band is a powerhouse combination of your 80s rock with a punk attitude. They have one aim and that’s to have fun and play music. Together they are Mizfits and Bratz just like their fans that have come together for the love of rock n roll, and are hell bent on delivering a rock show.

Hit ‘n’ Mizz: Facebook

ODC: French Alternative Metal Band Presents New Single and Video I Love The Way You Fall

French alternatives rock/metal project ODC present their newest track I Love The Way You Fall. The single will be available on all platforms on the 6 May 2021.

I Love The Way You Fall twists the codes of mainstream love songs to display the image of today’s woman: free to choose and free to act. This track is very typical of ODC sound as it results from a great mix of influences: alternative rock, electronic sounds, strong 8 strings guitar riffs and melodic voice with touches of saturation.

The release is supported by a modern music video shot in Paris streets as we want rock to be part of today’s urban culture. The I Love The Way You Fall music video will also available on Youtube and IGTV on the 6 May 2021.

ODC line-up:
Celia Do – Founder & Lead Singer
Robin – Drums
Sonny – Bass
Raphael – 8 String Guitar

ODC: Facebook