UNTIL THE STORM Releases Official Music Video for “Roads to the Lost”


November 22, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA based Heavy Rock / Metal band UNTIL THE STORM has released the official music video for their debut single, “Roads to the Lost.” The video for “Roads to the Lost” was directed by singer Sado Rabaudi, with editing by Sado and Gabe Ruiz, cinematography by Gabe Ruiz and Jaya Knight and features actor Alexander Ivanov (frontman for Russian punk band NAIVE). The video itself showcases the technology of blending a series of ultra short throw projectors inside of a large, warehouse sized space to create a unique environment of visualizations and color patterns. “Roads to the Lost” was Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In FlamesFear FactoryVan HalenMudvayne, and many more) and mastered by Niels Nielson (GhostStarset).


“’Roads to the Lost’ is about the search back to past identities, lost moments in time and the person that we used to be.” – UNTIL THE STORM

Download / Stream “Roads to the Lost” Online:



New heavy rock/metal band from Santa Barbara, CA. featuring Sado Rabaudi on vocals and guitar, Stacy McCullar on Guitar, Greg Carrillo on drums and Eric Lamb on Bass, Until the Storm has a sound that mixes hard rock roots, metal guitar riffs and pop influenced, yet aggressive, vocals.

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WORLDWIDE PANIC Release Official Music Video for “Party”

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LA Based Heavy Metal Band WORLDWIDE PANIC has released the Diego Gonzales directed official music video for their newest single, “Party.”

“In my perspective it was a challenge to us as a band as well as in respect to finding a director. There are no shortages of videographers and directors in Los Angeles County. I know a lot of great ones that are total visionaries and could have easily shot this video and it would have just been another day at the office for them and I didn’t want that. I wanted to find someone who had the same passion for the song that we had. The moment I spoke to and met with Diego and showed him the song and saw his reaction we immediately started storyboarding with each other. It was not an easy task to complete in any regard. We wanted something extremely specific that was based on true life events that occurred in my life. Finding the actors, booking a sound stage, finding a crew, getting props, and be lengthy processes to deal with. A week to the date, Worldwide Panic, myself and Diego spent four hours at a professional soundstage filming the band performance and that weekend we had casted the actors who take this dream and turn it into a nightmare. The scenes portrayed in this video most actually happened to me. It is still difficult for me to watch this and not feel empathy for the actor on screen. I could not believe that those things happened to me in real life and now I am where I am living a happy fulfilling life. I think the rawness captured in this video encapsulates many life lessons I had to learn the hard way. Even with the dark subject matter of the song and video I like that it is done in a fun way and makes something that was very painful entertaining and fun and teaches people to avoid the many pitfalls that exist in society. It is with great pleasure I present, Party!” – Lane Steele (Bass / Vocals)

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“On this track we had the pleasure of having my good friend Aaron Nordstrom help produce the vocals. He had this to say, “I’ve known Lane Steele for many years since we were in school together. I’ve seen him evolve and work very hard for awhile and find his voice as a musician. I had the pleasure of working on the song “Party” and enjoyed it very much. It was a smooth workflow and resulted in a great song. Take a listen and be sure to catch them on the road with Flaw this fall.”
– Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome)

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Tour Dates:
09/17 @ Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
09/18 @ El Corazon -Seattle, WA
09/20 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
09/21 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
09/22 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/23 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
09/25 @ Original Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
09/27 @ The Playhouse – Eau Claire, WI
09/28 @ Offsides – Woodstock, IL
09/29 @ Pierre’s – Ft Wayne, IN
10/01 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/03 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis, MI
10/04 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
10/05 @ Blue Note – Harrison, OH
10/06 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
10/07 @ Nightshop – Bloomington, IL

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Band Line Up:
Francis Cassol (drums)
Lane Steele (lead vocals / bass)
George Gutierrez (rhythm guitar)
George Patmas (lead guitar)

Based out of Los Angeles, Worldwide Panic is a hard rock/heavy metal band that started out in 2016 with the aim of writing heavy, catchy music and personal, meaningful lyrics. In a world mired with social and political controversies, Worldwide Panic offers a more relatable take on everyday life and overcoming the trials and tribulations the common man faces. With a songwriting approach that focuses on a mix of clean and aggressive vocals and a guitar-driven sound, Worldwide Panic appeals to listeners all across the hard rock and heavy metal spectrum. This music is presented on stage by engaging the audience in a theatrical and unique experience. The band has completed work on new material which was mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Warbringer, Fear Factory, Mudvayne, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, and many others) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Nirvana, etc). Worldwide Panic is gearing up to release new singles and music videos, and the band looks forward to conquering stages everywhere. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots from Worldwide Panic in the near and distant future!

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SCYTHIA and HeavyBlogisHeavy Announce the “Most Metal Couple” Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

Win a Signed Copy of “…Of Conquest” and a Pair of True Viking Drinking Horns! How Romantic!


New Album ‘… Of Conquest’ Hits Stores on February 25th

“Just a few weeks into 2014 and we already have an album that’s sure to reach some Top 10 lists by year’s end. …Of Conquest is simply spectacular.” – Pittsburgh Music Magazine


“Grab a mug of your finest ale and sit down and listen to these musical barbarians! You’ll be entirely glad you did! “…Of Conquest” is another great album that kick starts 2014 and blasts down all expectations!” – HeadbangorGTFO.com


“‘…Of Conquest’ is the band’s third full-length in unsigned-band-ville, yet it’s of the utmost sonic quality… if the Alestorm/Swashbuckle crew latches on to these Canucks, they shouldn’t remain an unsigned being for long.” – DeadRhetoric.com



Who says metal heads can’t be romantic? Canadian medieval metallers SCYTHIA andHeavyBlogisHeavy are teaming up today to bring you a very romantic photo contest for your Valentine’s Day week! If you and your sweetie are the most metal couple you know, and you think you can out-metal every lovebird in the land, then this is a contest for you! Plus, if you take the cake (or… chocolate covered strawberries…) you’ll win a pair of REAL drinking horns and a signed copy of …Of Conquest, courtesy of SCYTHIA!


That’s right! After weeks of tirelessly enduring a mighty tavern crawl and trekking through the deep tundra, SCYTHIA is ready to relax and enjoy Valentine’s Day before leaving again for tour. The band wants to see pictures of the most metal couples decked out in their best garb, striking their finest poses. Bonus points for costumes of a “medieval” nature! Send these pics to SCYTHIA via their Facebook page by February 14th and you could win the special prize pack mentioned above!


Single, you say? No problem! Think of a funny prop like a guitar, a broadsword or a neighbour and shoot the photo. Credit will be given for originality.


Now, a little bit more on those special drinking horns… “These horns are very special indeed.  These are genuine grade A, cow-horn drinking horns,” states guitarist/lead vocalist David Khan. “They have been procured from a burly Nordic merchant who goes by the name Ragnar. He wears chainmail to metal shows and his giant red beard flows majestically past his mid-section. Not to mention his penchant for fine ale and exotic wares.  These horns are a hot-commodity and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win not one but two!”


Head to HeavyblogisHeavy.com right now to read more about the contest.



As you now most certainly know by now, SCYTHIA’s upcoming album, …Of Conquest, hits stores on February 25, 2014. You can pre-order …Of Conquest now athttp://scythia.bandcamp.com/releases.


…Of Conquest, which in addition to power and folk metal influences also includes hints of progressive and death metal, is engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). The album is mixed byNino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.



SCYTHIA will hit the road this spring on a tour Canada and the Northwest U.S.! See below for tour dates and stay tuned for more coming soon.


SCYTHIA Tour Dates:

Mar 29th: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Ides of Winter, Eye of Horus, Ironstorm

Apr 3rd: Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill

Apr 4th: Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber

Apr 5th: Longview, WA @ L&J Grill w/ Within the Pyre, Zorakarer

Apr 7th: Seattle, WA @ Two Bit Saloon w/ Zorakarer, Fallen Angels

Apr 8th: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse

Apr 19th: Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir

Apr 26th: Calgary, AB @ The D w/ Wacken Battle



Last year, SCYTHIA released their new music video for ‘Bear Claw Tavern’ via Guitar World, and it instantly went viral with over 80,000 views in less than a month’s time. Even io9 called it “20 Times Better Than ‘The Hobbit’! Watch the video now, here:http://youtu.be/pHytTKn9w70.


Formed in 2008, SCYTHIA’s music is recognized throughout their home country for its rich, poetic storytelling and epic melodies. A few years back, the band was nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius XM Indies – Independent Music Awards, amongst other reputable Canadian metal bands. Other nominees included Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project and Mares Of ThraceSCYTHIA delivered their first album Of War in 2010, and released an EP, For The Bear, in 2012.


Dave Khan – guitars, main vocals

Terry Savage – bass, harsh vocals

Jeff Black – keyboards, back-up vocals

Celine Derval – Drums, back-up vocals



Learn more about SCYTHIA at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Scythiametal

Twitter : www.twitter.com/ScythiaMetal
Website : www.scythia.ca
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ScythiaBand

THE DEVASTATED Premieres New Track; Announces New Tour Dates and New Bassist

Since the release of their debut album Devil’s Messenger earlier this year, THE DEVASTATED has stayed busy on the road playing dates with Fear Factory, Shadows Fall, The Browning and more. Now, the band has teamed up with StuffYouWillHate.com to premiere a new song titled “Grate Minds,” which can be heard here. In addition, THE DEVASTATED will be playing four shows at the end of this month.

The Devastated comments, “Happy Holidays everyone! With what has been an eventful 2012 for The Devastated, we would like to wind down the year with a few exciting announcements. First and foremost, we are very pleased to announce the addition of our new bassist David Sittig (Impending Doom). David has been a close friend of ours for many years and we are proud to have him aboard. With that, we would also like to announce a Holiday mini-tour December 27-30 with Polarization and Wrath of Vesuvius. These will be David’s first shows with The Devastated, so please come out and show some love. On a final note, we would like to leave you with our Latest track ‘Grate Minds’, a B-side recorded during the same time as our debut record ‘Devil’s Messenger.’ Enjoy! You can expect many exciting things from us in the New Year, so keep your eyes and ears open. Have a safe Holiday season and we’ll see you all very soon.”

Outburn Magazine gave Devil’s Messenger a 9 out of 10 rating, saying that “Unlike other bands focusing on groove, The Devastated’s well crafted riffs and songs stay with you, entering your eardrums, gnawing on your gray matter, and leaving an indelible impression,” while Lexington Music Press explained, “What The Devastated have accomplished with Devil’s Messenger is what too many young bands wish to achieve but never measure up.” The music video for “Roof Top Panty Drop” can be seen below along with the music video for the self-titled track “Devil’s Messenger”.

Headlining Tour Dates:
12/27/12 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
12/28/12 – Reno, NV @ JubJubs
12/29/12 – Modesto, CA @ St. Clair Theater
12/30/12 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

SUNFLOWER DEAD Announces New Tour Dates with HURT

SUNFLOWER DEAD are pleased to announce that they will be joining HURT on several tour dates this fall! The band will kick off the run on October 24th in Green Bay, WI, and will finish on November 2nd in Flint, MI. See directly below for all current tour dates!

SUNFLOWER DEAD tour dates:
10/24 Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
10/25 Madison, WI @ RSR Stage (The Annex)
10/26 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
10/27 Jackson, MI @ Raks Sports Bar
10/28 Warren, MI @ The Ritz
10/29 Muskegon, MI @ Club Envy
10/31 Lima, OH Harry’s @ Hideaway
11/1 Marion, OH Tink’s @ Rockhouse
11/2 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop

The band’s new self-titled album is available now via Bloody Bat Records. You can purchase the album at www.sunflowerdead.com/shop, or with iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic and PureTracks.

SUNFLOWER DEAD consists of Jaime Teissere (guitar, formerly of Droid), Michael Del Pizzo (vocals, piano, accordion), Jaboo (guitar) formerly of Two Hit Creeper, Luis Gascon (bass) touring member of Buckethead, and Jimmy Schultz (drums) touring drummer of In This Moment. The band formed with a goal of creating an undeniable unit that would not just move but more importantly, entertain people.

After forming, the group went into Temple Studios (owned by Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory and B Real of Cyrpress Hill) with Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory) to produce their 11- track self-titled debut record, set to release on August 21, 2012 with Bloody Bat Records LLC. Co-produced and mixed by Jeremy Blair (Guns N’ Roses, DevilDriver) at Temple and House of Blues Studios, and mastered by Robert Hadley (Korn) at The Mastering Lab, the album has a tight, punchy sound with crushing low end and ultra wide sonics.

For more information on SUNFLOWER DEAD, please visit these websites:


TESSERACT Premieres New Song “Nocturne” with Metal Hammer UK

UK progressive metal act, TESSERACT, has teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to premiere their full, brand-new track “Nocturne.” Click on the following link for a first taste of what TESSERACT sounds like with new vocalist Ashe O’Hara: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/tesseract-nocturne-single-stream

Fans will get to see and meet Ashe very soon when TESSERACT heads out on their first European run of dates, including Euroblast Festival 2013. Additionally, TESSERACT is happy to announce that they have been added to the UK leg of the Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory tour:

17.10.2012 (UK) Brighton – The Haunt
19.10.2012 (UK) Milton Keynes – The Cauford
22.10.2012 (F) Paris – Le Batofar
21.10.2012 (D) Cologne – Euroblast Festival
23.10.2012 (NL) Nijmegen – Merleyn
with Devin Townsend Project, Fear Factory:
13.12.2012 (UK) Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
14.12.2012 (UK) Glasgow – ABC
15.12.2012 (UK) Manchester – Ritz
16.12.2012 (UK) Bristol – Academy
17.12.2012 (UK) Southampton – Mo’Club

TESSERACT is excited to welcome Ashe O’Hara into the group as their new vocalist. Ashe’s power, emotion, and diversity will help to continue the distinctive yet ever evolving TESSERACT sound. Comments Ashe: I have always been an admirer of their work so it’s pretty awesome to be passed such a challenging flame. I am very aware of the anticipation and I am certainly feeling the weight of it; but I am equally excited for what shall be an amazing and shithot experience!

TESSERACT adds, “We realize that the vocalist search seemed like it took a long time, but we wanted to make sure that we found someone who was a perfect fit both on stage and in the studio and Ashe is just that. We very much appreciate the patience and support our fans have shown us and look forward to the next TesseracT chapter.”

TESSERACT also recently picked up the ‘New Blood’ award voted for by readers of PROG Magazine.

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West of Hell’s Spiral Empire a Thrashers Heaven

West of Hell is a heavy metal band that formed in West Auckland, New Zealand but has since made their home in Vancouver, BC. According to their press package, “Their objective was to create a sound that would preserve their legendary influences, whilst having modern elements”. From the very first listen to the opening track of Spiral Empire, “Father of Lies”, those influences can be heard loud and clear. Frontman, Chris “The Heathen” Valagao, has a Bruce “Dickinsonian” vocal range that blends quite nicely with the guitar god-like assault and brutally pounding rhythms.

All of the songs are powerful with no let up in pace. The outstanding guitar pyrotechnics by Jordy Knute and Sean Parkinson have much in common with the likes of DragonForce, Iron Maiden, Veils of Maya, and even Metallica. The guitars do not overshadow the double bass drum thrashing by Andrew Hulme though. The bass (Jordan Kemp) and drum centered opening for “To War” is a great example of how well all the elements within the band fuse together. Lyrically, West of Hell” seems to lean to the epic side with great narratives in the tradition of Maiden or Testament. Spiral Empire focuses on musicality with a tinge of old school metal blended with what documentarian Sam Dunne would more than likely classify as thrash. The results are a formidable release that should gain fans rather quickly.

West of Hell was fiercely determined to produce an album of high quality hiring producer and Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Gene Hoglan, Fear Factory, Cocaine Moustache) with whom Valagao had worked with on previous projects. The payoff for their efforts is huge. The production is a beautiful blend of instrumentation that helps keep the music focused and not muddy. If you are a fan of thrash metal with lyrics you can understand and a voice that hearkens back to the heydays, Spiral Empire needs to be on your download list.

Highlights: “Soul Taker”, “Demon Sent”, “To War”, “Father of Lies”