DISCONNECTED Release Official Music Video for “Life Will Always Find Its Way”

French Modern Metal band DISCONNECTED has released the official music video for “Life Will Always Find Its Way.” Directed by Laurent Hart, “Life Will Always Find Its Way” is the second single off of their upcoming, sophomore album, We Are Disconnected, following the 2020 release of “Unstoppable,” which garnered over 1.5 million streams across platforms. DISCONNECTED will also be joining such rock and metal legends as GUNS’N’ROSESMETALLICAMEGADETHALICE COOPER, and NINE INCH NAILS at the upcoming HELLFEST Open Air Festival in Clisson, France June 15-26, 2022.

“Life will always find its way” is a statement to raise ecological awareness, and the urgency to act. It is a clear shout out for ecology!” – DISCONNECTED

Click HERE to Download / Stream “Life Will Always Finds A Way” Online

DISCONNECTED is a modern metal band drawing influences from GojiraDeftones, and Alter Bridge.

They released their debut album White Colossus in March 2018 through indie record label Apathia Records on all major streaming platforms with physical releases in Europe and Japan.

After playing numerous gigs in France they opened for Tremonti on his 2018 European tour playing a further 24 shows across 17 countries. This expanded the European fan base notably in the UK, Germany and France.

After being noticed by Drouot Production and Ossy Hoppe of Wizard Promotion, the band were invited to open for Judas Priest in January 2019 (Zenith of Paris). Disconnected also supported Mass Hysteria in March and November 2019.

The band will also be playing Rock Fest 2022 (postponed edition of 2020) in Barcelona, Wacken.

OpenAir 2022 (postponed edition of 2020) in Germany, and festival of Cabaret Vert 2022 (postponed edition of 2020).

They recorded their second album and plan on releasing it in the first half of 2022.

Previous to this they released a first excerpt : “UNSTOPPABLE” the 10th of April 2020 with already more than 950,000 streams on Spotify, and more than 100,000 views on the music vid (Facebook and YouTube views combined)

As the pandemic hit in 2020 and almost every live events was being postponed to 2022 they decided to work on an EP to offer their fans some new to listen to in 2021.

THE DOWNTIME is out since the 14th of May 2021 and only available on digital platforms. (Distributed by Le Pool).

RECENTLY, DISCONNECTED HAS BEEN ADDED ON THE HISTORICAL LINEUP OF HELLFEST 2022 (MAINSTAGE) ALONGSIDE WITH BANDS SUCHAS GUNS’N’ROSES, METALLICA, MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER, and NIN .

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED’s Richard Christy Launches Drum Play-Through For New Track, “My Eyes”

Charred Walls Of The Damned – the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earthdrummer Richard Christy – will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Today, Richard Christy has launched a drum play-through for the new track, “My Eyes”, which can be viewed below:

unnamedFor another preview of Creatures Watching Over The Dead, the first single,”The Soulless”, can be heard now at: metalblade.com/cwotd – where the record is also available for pre-order in various formats.

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it’s understandable that fans have been yearning for more, butCharred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy – who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law – played drums on Monte Pittman‘s Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State‘s “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled “Majestic Loincloth”. Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there’s legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes toIced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen‘s mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

When it was time to lay the songs down, Charred Walls Of The Damnedconvened at Suecof’s Audiohammer Studio, outside Orlando, FL. The nine resulting tracks are heavy, catchy, anthemic and downright killer music to wreck your neck to. See below for the official track-listing!

Creatures Watching Over the Dead track-listing
1. My Eyes
2. The Soulless
3. Afterlife
4. As I Catch My Breath
5. Lies
6. Reach into the Light
7. Tear Me Down
8. Living in the Shadow of Yesterday
9. Time Has Passed

Charred Walls Of The Damned line-up:
Richard Christy – Drums
Jason Suecof – Guitar, Producer
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
Steve Digiorgio – Bass

Charred Walls Of The Damned online:
http://www.richardchristy.com
https://www.facebook.com/charredwallsofthedamned
https://twitter.com/cwotd

Black Dahlia Murder: A Pittsburgh Pictorial

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The Black Dahlia Murder derived their name from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, and in Pittsburgh the absolutely killed. With influences ranging from Carcass, At the Gates, Darkane, Dissection, Darkthrone, Morbid Angel, The Haunted, In Flames, Dimension Zero, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Pantera and Megadeth- the band has an interesting mix of very hardcore genres.

Mainly sticking to the genres of melodic death metal, metalcore, and deathcore, when asked to describe what kind of music the band plays, Strnad commented: “I’ve always said that we’re melodic death metal. We are mostly influenced by Swedish bands and Carcass. The heavy end of our sound is the American style creeping in, with some Floridian influences like Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation and that kind of stuff. We’ve been labeled more often because of our look than our sound, which is dumb, and speaks volumes about what kind of geniuses are out there!”. In an interview with Uranium Magazine, Strnad also stated, “Some bands that get labeled as metalcore are actually good, like Between the Buried and Me or The Red Chord. Metal is what I grew up with, and then I learned about punk and hardcore. But a lot of our ethics, the way we carry ourselves, is more punk…I like that hardcore has a sense of community without the competition you see in metal.”

The only disappointment for many of the Pittsburgh fans was the “early” start of BDM. Most shows at Stage AE start about an hour after doors open, but BDM went on pretty early (6:30) causing many to miss part or all of their set.

-all photos property of AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

VICIOUS RUMORS to Release Live Album

The legendary US metal band VICIOUS RUMORS are back with a thundering new live CD called: Live You to Death. The power of the band`s live show is now finally caught on CD!

2011 was the year the band stormed European stages with their highly acclaimed studio album Razorback Killers playing 92 shows in 12 months!

This new live album was recorded last December on the European tour with the mighty Hammerfall. It features 11 songs , 9 classics and 2 very special studio recordings including
”Sign of the Southern Cross” by Black Sabbath and “Running Wild” by Judas Priest.

“We wanted to do a few covers of our metal gods Sabbath and Priest as a tribute to where it all started”said guitarist Geoff Thorpe. “VICIOUS RUMORS is known for their wicked live performance and Live You to Death captures the fire and energy of VICIOUS RUMORS live and in your face!

Recorded by Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall, mixed by Juan Urteaga and produced by Geoff Thorpe the live album will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Germany on November 23rd, Europe November 26th and in the USA November 27th.

Tracklisting:
1) Replicant / Digital Dictator
2) Minute to Kill
3) Murderball
4) Lady Took A Chance (intro) / Down To The Temple
5) Abandoned
6) Let The Garden Burn
7) Hellraiser
8) Soldiers Of The Night
9) Don’t Wait For Me
10) Sign Of The Southern Cross (cover-version Black Sabbath)
11)Running Wild (cover-version Judas Priest)

Track 1-9: recorded live on the Hammerfall-Tour autumn/winter 2011

Vicious Rumors live 2012/2013:
11/1: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/2: Portland, OR @ The Tonic
11/3: Vancouver, WA @ Malibu`s
11/29: Oakland, CA @ The New Parish\
12/1: Hollywood, CA @ The Joint

For More Info Visit:
http://www.viciousrumors.com
http://www.spv.de

New Jersey Writer/Author BRIAN ABERBACK Pens New Educational Unauthorized Rockography, “BLACK SABBATH: Pioneers of Heavy Metal”

Esteemed New Jersey writer and author BRIAN ABERBACK has penned a new, educational Black Sabbath book, being released with Enslow Publishers, Inc. The book, titled Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal, is an unauthorized “rockography” that transforms the extensive knowledge about Black Sabbath that Aberback has amassed over the years to the page for future music enthusiasts and students alike to enjoy.

Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal is the only Black Sabbath biography written for middle and high school students. Thoroughly researched, annotated and highly informative, this book is an appealing read for all ages and a great way for parents to introduce their kids to some of the music they love and grew up with. This book chronicles one of rock’s most legendary band’s careers from its formation to the present day and does a superb job of conveying the group’s ups and downs, not glossing over any details while staying age-appropriate. Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal is available in high-quality library bound hardcover as well as softcover editions and can be found wherever books are sold online.

Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal has already been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives and sits on the shelves of libraries throughout the United States to New Zealand, Singapore and the United States Army Base in Heidelberg, Germany.

Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal is part of The Rebels of Rock series from Enslow Publishing Inc. The Rebels of Rock books have a list price of $31.93 and a 25% discount price for Schools and Libraries of $23.95. Other books in The Rebels of Rock series include “rockographies” on Aerosmith, Def Leppard, The Clash, The Ramones, and The Rolling Stones.

BRIAN ABERBACK is a veteran music journalist specializing in hard rock and heavy metal. Aberback’s encyclopedic knowledge of heavy metal and hard rock spans numerous genres. His interview list is a who’s who of heavy metal and hard rock legends, including Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Overkill, Testament and Mercyful Fate. His work has appeared in daily newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines, and on news and music websites. Many of his stories have been published in The Record, the largest daily newspaper in Northern New Jersey.

What sets Aberback apart, in addition to his strong writing style and dedication to his craft, has been his passion for giving heavy metal bands a shot at attracting new audiences through mainstream newspaper exposure. Over the years he’s introduced such bands as Nile, Cradle of Filth, Amorphis, Morbid Angel, Opeth, Arch Enemy, The Haunted and many, many more, through the pages of The Record and other publications, to music fans, and even metal fans, who likely would have never heard of these bands. Not often do you find daily newspaper writers publishing stories about the likes of D.R.I., Diamond Head, Everytime I Die, Iced Earth or The Gathering.

***An articulate and well-informed speaker with a vast knowledge of the history of rock-and-roll, musically and socially, with a specific emphasis on heavy metal and hard rock, BRIAN ABERBACK is available for book talks, panel discussions and as an expert commentator for television and radio programs.

Check out some great reviews on Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal:

“Refreshingly levelheaded and loaded with sourced quotes, it’s that rare middle-grade biography (or “rockography,” as the title page insists) that is able to trace a band’s history, revel in its rock awesomeness, and be blunt about such things as drug abuse, all the while keeping things at an age-appropriate keel.”
–Booklist

“Through this book, old and new fans alike learn about the band’s history and impact on the music industry.”
–Children’s Literature

For more information on the book and the author Brian Aberback and to purchase Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal, visit www.brianaberback.com.