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Shane Gaalaas to release “Bitter Suites from the Red Room” on November 6th 2015

L.A.-based Canadian drummer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter Shane Gaalaas (B'z, Cosmosquad, Diesel Machine, Glenn Hughes, MSG) has announced the worldwide release of his latest solo effort, “Bitter Suites from the Red Room”, which is gonna be released on November 6th 2015.

The album marks Gaalaas’ fourth overall and first all-instrumental outing and follows on the heels of 2014’s “Ascend”. A promotional video for the song “El Niño Overture”, with multi-angle footage from a recent Japanese drum clinic, can be viewed below.

XaDu - Random Abstract

XaDu is a new music project between the gifted drummer Xavi Reija and the skilled guitarist Dusan Jeftovic. Those two guys have also cooperated in the past in Xavi’s solo album “Resolution” in 2014. That album gave the two musicians the chance to get to know each other and continue working under their own moniker called XaDu (a combination of their names, first 2 syllables).
 

Ligro - Dictionary 3

Almost three years after “Dictionary 2”, Ligro, the Indonesian “crazy” trio, is back with “Dictionary 3”. I have presented the band on the previous album review so anyone interested in their story shall check the “Dictionary 2” review.
 

The Defiled announces European & UK tour dates 2014

Having already hit the UK, Australia and the US this year, London metallers The Defiled will embark on their first full European tour of 2014 in November. Appearing as special guests to Avatar, the tour takes in eleven countries across 19 shows, including the band’s first show in the Czech Republic. 
 
“We just love to play”, states The AvD. “It will have been nearly a year since we hit the mainland with Wednesday 13, so it’s high time we came back and showed our continental cousins what’s up”!
 

Dead By April - Let the World Know

I’m sooo into this gaycore trend of our time. It’s fun! Why? Well, it’s easy to be part of it. Get a few trendy, “macho-like” guys with tattoos and the band is ready to go! So, here (in case you are not aware of it) we have a Swedish band formed in 2007 and this is their third full-length album.
 

Rock Candy Funk Party - Takes New York - Live at the Iridium DVD on February 24th 2014

On February 24th, 2014, Rock Candy Funk Party will follow up last year’s debut album "We Want Groove" with Rock Candy Funk Party "Takes New York - Live at the Iridium" – a live DVD/Blu-ray package featuring over 100 minutes of music and a 30-minute documentary, and an exclusive live companion double CD, all filmed and recorded at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square, New York City.
 

Monolith - Dystopia on April 11th 2014

Resident in Bremen, Germany Monolith have been bashing out doomy, groovy, slow and psychedelic tunes for about three years. So far they have recorded a 4-track-demo and played a few shows in Northern and Eastern Germany, supporting Kadavar among others. In late summer of 2013 the band withdrew into their studio to record their first album "Dystopia" which will be releasesed on April 11th, 2014 through Final Gate Records.
 

Arceye - At First Light

Four years after their debut release “The Divide Between Chaos & Order”, Arceye are back with their second, more mature & updated in every part album. This band is the epitome of extreme metal. They have blended heavy, thrash metal, death metal, progressive, groovy metal elements along with melodic & acoustic parts very harmonically so I do not think that putting them under any tag is easy or representative of their music style. They have taken their debut sound a step further and even the production is a killer. Working with a producer like Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle of Filth, Gamma Bomb, Amon Armarth) is always a plus for any band. They hit right on the spot here.
 

Trouble


Hi Bruce, it’s great to have you back after almost 6 years. How do you feel about “The Distortion Field”? I believe it’s a remarkable album indeed!
 
B: I feel very good about it. It sounds like a re-energized band when you hear it. Sounds like Trouble definitely, but with a little jump in its step that hasn’t been there for quite a while.
 
 
The new album marks a new era for the band, as it is the first album without the Trouble voice Mr. Eric Wagner ever. Was it hard to take that decision? Have you thought about your fans reaction or what?