Homerik prepare to debut 10 track stunner

Have you ever heard Arabian / Egyptian infused Metal? I thought not… prepare yourself for Homerik!
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For a 3 piece, Homerik have a massive, some what overwhelming sound. Right from the first listen their audacious sound leaves you taken a back. The first release from their album for instance, ‘Wendigo’ starts with distant screaming accompanied by a demonistic screamo voice… you think you know where this is heading right? Nope. It then jumps straight in to a tribal inspired rhythm and voices before building and eventually reaching the thundering orchestral metal you’ve been waiting for. All very confusing… but somehow utterly brilliant

Its clear that Homerik are striving for a new sound and they have achieved it with consummate ease, any one part of this 5 minute tune would be enough to make you go wow… BUT THERES 5 MINUTES OF THIS MADNESS. In much the same way ‘Curse of the Black Nile’ leads you on a confusing journey through ritualistic ancient Egyption music, before jumping between blistering Metal and Opera with no hesitation. Truly the whole album has me on the edge of my seat.

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Homerik’s self titled album ‘Homerik’ will be released this halloween –  https://homerik.org/about/

Follow Homerik –
https://www.facebook.com/homerikofficial/
https://www.twitter.com/homerikofficial/

Wings of Pegasus new rock track ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’

Wings of Pegasus

Hard rock with an 80s twist inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Dokken and more, Wings of Pegasus are a rock band with a big sound and a fresh approach to the music industry. With new single ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’ due in May, the band are running a campaign called ‘Make Chart History’, aiming to take the independent release to the very top of the charts, all the while donating the proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

Hoping to whip up a groundswell of support, songwriter Fil Henley is working hard to spread the word on the campaign as well as the single itself – an independently produced homage to old 80’s bands with big hair and screeching guitar solos. Designed to encourage listeners to dust off the air guitar, it’s great fun and the most light hearted track on the ‘Persistence’ album, which is out now.

  • Single from debut album ‘Persistence’ out May 10th
  • Raising money for Cancer Research UK through the ‘Make Chart History’ Campaign  

The hard work is also typified by Fil Henley’s dedication to conversing personally with all the fans on Twitter, and with the number of followers standing at over 50,000, that’s a lot of messages! It doesn’t hurt that the band have the talent to back up the graft, as proven by their appearance in the final of the ‘Unsigned Festival 2010’ at the IndigO2 venue. Finishing 3rd out of 12,000 bands, it was a huge boost to the group who haven’t looked back since.

Links:

www.facebook.com/wingsofpegasus

www.twitter.com/wingsofpegasus

www.reverbnation.com/wingsofpegasus

‘Make Chart History’ campaign links –

www.facebook.com/makecharthistory

www.twitter.com/makecharthistry

By Definition single ‘Warrior’ due early June, following ‘The Concerns of Mortal Man’ LP (May 26th)

Brighton metalheads offer their first releases since debut EP ‘Over Clocked, Under Threat’.

Having played Hard Rock Festival in Ibiza, and with giants like Black Label Society and Black Stone Cherry, five piece By Definition are really starting to get the recognition they deserve.

No strangers to the heavy rock bear pit they create with their live shows, their sets are notorious for their energy and originality. With an eye-catching front man described as ‘cool as sh*t’ by Underground Reviews, one memorable show in Holland also saw guitarist Rob smash two of his guitars within 30 minutes…

Single ‘Warrior’ is a stomping, anthemic track driven by a hard, chugging melody reminiscent of the aformentioned Black Stone Cherry. Officially released early June, you can take a listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bydefinition/warrior

The new album, ‘The Concerns of Mortal Men’, was born from a new found self-assurance the band have recently found in their sound.

Frontman Si puts it less subtly: “We don’t give a shit what people think anymore”.

‘The Concerns of Mortal Men’ finds the band trying to bridge the gap between rock and metal whilst taking influences from hip-hop rhythms and technical inspirations from electronic music. Their biggest project to date, they have brought in Alan Douches (Motorhead, The Defiled Cannibal Corpse, Black Dahlia Murder) to master the album.

Beyond making great music, having an original live set and developing a strong following, By Definition are not your every day rock band. All self-confessed comic book geeks, Dan has a degree in theatre writing while Rob (guitar) produces electronic music in his spare time. Meanwhile, Si (vocals) has a passion for loose leaf tea – a hobby which once got him stopped at customs while they analysed a stash of green brown leaves he had with him…

‘The Concerns of Mortal Man’ LP is out May 26th, followed by single ‘Warrior’ in early June.

Press quotes:

Black Label Society styled, whiskey soaked, dirty rock”.
Rock Sound

“Straight-forward, heavy-hitting and down right filthy. Each song shit-kicks you with punishing riffage, bombastic drumming and a whiskey-swilling attitude”.
Heavy Planet

“Best described as the 30 year old you’re not entirely sure you invited to your party, who has drunk all the beer…You may not have invited him, but frankly, he doesn’t care and you kind of want to get to know him anyway…”
Noise Addiction

Tour dates:

26th May – Sticky Mikes – Brighton

28th May – Bar 42 – Worthing

30th May – The Hermit Club – Brentwood

31st May – Asylum – Hereford

3rd June – Bull & Vic – Dartford

Links

https://soundcloud.com/bydefinition

https://www.facebook.com/bydefinition

https://twitter.com/by_definition

http://instagram.com/by_definition

https://www.youtube.com/user/bydefinition2009/

Neuronspoiler ‘Take the Stage’ In New Release!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taken from their most recent album Emergence (2013) the single was created by the then newest member of the band, Dave Shirman. He came up with all of the music for this track almost entirely as it appears on the album and JR wrote the lyrics and melodies in a matter of days.

Listen to the track here: http://neuronspoiler.bandcamp.com/track/take-the-stage

Neuronspoiler website: http://www.neuronspoiler.com/

Neuronspoiler have recently massively gained in popularity having been praised by the likes of Herman Li (Dragonforce), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) and Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) who actually said he wanted to break David del Cid’s fingers because he would put him out of a job!

The legendary rock and metal journalist Malcolm Dome has also praised the band, he recently put them in a list of bands which could transform your life in the next 12 months, and said of them that “they can really play” and that “there are truly rich passages of guitar interplay” in their music.

Lyrically ‘Take the Stage’ is about the desire to perform on stage and the fact that the band feel most at home on in front of a crowd. It relates to their love of live music and the fact that they revel in the energy created by a pumped up crowd at a gig.  In their own words it represents “the desire to achieve something greater than the ordinary…be cast in the starring role in your own life and to inhabit the special moment when you’re doing what you love”.

They are already well known around Europe: in the past 3 years they have headlined at the Summer Fall Festival in Poland and at the 02 Academy, they have also played at Hard Rock Hell in Ibiza and Camden Underworld. As a result of their international fame they regularly get fans travelling to see them from countries like Poland and Austria.

Neuronspoiler have also played with some massive acts in the world of metal such as Wolf, the Quireboys, Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) and Metal Works (featuring Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest).

A particularly interesting aspect of the band is their approach to music and technology. Like any top notch musicians they are, by their own admission, fairly obsessed with music. JR (vocals), David del Cid (guitar), Tim Barclay (drums), Erick Tekilla (bass) and Dave Shirman (guitar) are all interested in intellectual pursuits like philosophy, history, science, social justice and technology. Shirman in fact recently released an iPhone app called ‘Metal Venue Guide’ that lists metal venues around the world – for the dedicated fan.

Get some more info on Neuronspoiler here:

–          https://www.facebook.com/Neuronspoiler

–          https://twitter.com/neuronspoiler

–          http://www.youtube.com/user/neuronspoiler

–          https://myspace.com/neuronspoiler

Reviews:

http://metalasfuck.net/zine/event-reviews/2013/neuronspoiler-primitai-barfly-london-230813

http://metalasfuck.net/zine/reviews/2013/neuronspoiler-emergence-own-label

http://echoesanddust.com/2013/06/neuronspoiler-emergence/

http://thepoweroftheriff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/neuronspoiler-emergence.html?spref=fb

http://themetalreview.com/neuronspoiler-uk-emergence-review/

http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/neuronspoiler_-_emergence

Interviews

http://londonrocks.webs.com/apps/blog/show/26368057-neuronspoiler-interview-emergence-has-emerged

http://www.grande-rock.com/interviews/neuronspoiler

Jokerbats: Welcome To EvilZgate

Byron and Trix make up the band ‘Jokerbats’ – like the White Stripes of hard rock. Their new single ‘Vampire’ is due for release on the 24th February and can be previewed below:

Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s5DnwlzNbQ&feature=youtu.be

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Website – http://evilzgate.com/page:videos

But before you listen, you should be introduced into their world as it’s not for the faint hearted…

Welcome to EvilZgate, a fictional land of castles, heavy mists and dark mystery fraught by warfare between the evil ‘Demoncock Corporation’ who aim to monopolise the music market with heartless talent shows fighting the noble and courageous Jokerbats. Residing in nearby Brutons Castle, the Jokerbats have been locked in guerrilla warfare with the Corporate for hundreds of years, fighting back their barrages of tedium and monotony with their own brand of hard rock. They cast spells of theatricality, eccentricity and musical exuberance over the Corporation to try and liberate its prisoners from imprisonment. (The full  Chronicles of EvilZgate can be found here: http://jokerbats.tumblr.com/EvilZgateChronicles)

 

As a band they have drawn inspiration from traditional hard rock bands like Motorhead, Metallica and Black Sabbath who’s own Ozzy Osbourne was good friends with the band in their youth and owns a copy of one of their first ever demos. Their influences also go to the likes of the Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and they are particularly inspired by many bands from oversees such as Rob Zombie in the US, Lordi from Finland and Nightwish from Norway.

They especially love bands and artists who delve in the theatrical with music; bands like Lordi and artists like David Bowie who of course went through various dramatic transformations from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. In terms of their fictional tale and their fight against artistic homogeneity they share a space with Daft Punk whose album ‘Discovery’ told that story within a futuristic cartoon context.

They hope to take the enjoyable side of heavy rock and gothic culture and to create their own fictional world which can by inhabited by them and their fans – musical reactionaries have been strictly exiled!