New Music

Black Veil Brides announce album release and introduce two new songs

October 1, 2017

  Just days after the announcement of a big co-headliner tour with Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides give away the release date for their fifth studio album. It’s called ‘Vale’ and will be in stores January 12th, 2018. Along with today’s announcement, two songs from the upcoming record have been introduced. Check out the audio tracks for ‘My Vow’ and ‘The Outsider’   The record was produced by John Feldman, who was also responsible for the big success of BVB’s 3rd record ‘Wretched And Divine’. Preorders can already be placed for digital and physical copies and packages. With the purchase comes the immediate download of ‘My Vow’ and ‘The Outsider’. Head to www.blackveilbrides.net for more details. As a reminder, here’s the tour dates for 2018 for the US, Canada and Europe. Tickets are already on sale via http://www.blackveilbrides.net/tour .     For more news on the band go visit their social media https://www.facebook.com/Blackveilbrides/ www.blackveilbrides.net https://twitter.com/blackveilbrides https://www.instagram.com/blackveilbrides/ Contributed by  Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp  

Concerts

Concert review: Of Mice And Men, Chelsea Grin, Motionless In White and The Devil Wears Prada. By Alex Bock

June 26, 2017

Wörgl, Komma, June 20st, 2017 It’s summer and it’s festival season. Hundreds of bands are swarming the country and contrary to some years it’s also the perfect weather. During all those big weekend filling events a tour announcement came a few months ago that was kinda surprising, because for one it was only a really small tour (three dates), they only hit smaller venues and it was an awesome combination – Of Mice And Men, Chelsea Grin, Motionless In White and The Devil Wears Prada. Since there was no German date for this line-up I decided to visit my friends in the neighborhood and drove to Wörgl, a small town in Austria, not too far away from the German/Austrian border. First time I’ve been to this venue and I really liked it. It’s a two-story building with entrance, bar and merch on the first floor and the big room with the stage on the second floor. Perfect division. If you want to chill even in-between shows, you can grab a drink downstairs and have a [Read More]

New Music

Sunset Radio release new album “Vices”. Contributed by Alex Bock

May 4, 2017

Ready for some fun time punk music? Here you go. Italian based punk rock band Sunset Radio just released their first full-length record ‘Vices’. The band started out in 2016 and released their first EP that same year. Think about California punk rock from the 90’s with influences ranging from hardcore to modern melodic punk-rock. This sums up the bands’ sound. Check out their latest song/video release for the song ‘Surrounded’ Track list: 01 Home 02 Surrounded 03 Heart and Sand 04 Upside Down 05 My Summer 06 Bed of Roses 07 Nothing To Lose 08 Stoned And Confused 09 Older 10 Bed Of Roses (Acoustic) Here’s how the band describes the sound of ‘Vices’ From 20 to 30 years, No Use For A Name, Lagwagon, NoFx, Blink182, Bad Religion, Beach, California, girls, parties, each of these things can be summarized with one word for us: ‘Vices’. The album contains each of the above mentioned words, which accompany us every day. Ten power tracks, which can sum up the californian punk-rock, without pauses, without moments of tranquility, [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Attila, The Word Alive and Carcer City by Alex Bock

April 30, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Halle, April 25th, 2017 Another night in my 2nd living room… only one of the venues was occupied that night, the Halle and I was heading there to see Attila with special guests The Word Alive and Carcer City. Opening band was Carcer City. They’re a five piece from the UK, signed to Stay Sick Recordings (Chris Fronzak’s label). Their sounds is probably nothing really new, but what new band can create something that hasn’t been there before? Never the less, they played a good live set. Even though at the beginning the venue wasn’t that packed, they managed to get the people closer to the stage and mosh to the music. The Word Alive and Attila both played an almost equally long set. Looking at the people, both bands seem to share the same audience, because there were many people in Attila shirts singing and jumping along during The Word Alive’s set and vice versa. The Word Alive played a set list with a mix of new songs like ‘Misery’ and [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Lord Of The Lost with Scarlet Dorn and Aeverium – Munich

April 12, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, March 30th, 2017 Announced a few months back, the Raining Stars Tour 2017 started out in Munich on March 30th at one of our favorite venues in Munich, the Backstage. I had the pleasure to shoot three amazing bands that night – Scarlet Dorn, Aeverium and Lord Of The Lost. The show started out with Scarlet Dorn, a brand-new act. That night she had her very first live performance and she did a great job. About two years ago Scarlet was discovered during a contest that Lord Of The Lost put on. Chris Harms, vocalist of Lord Of The Lost, and Benjamin Lawrenz from the Chamaeleon studios in Hamburg decided to write and produce a record for the young artist. It took about two years until on March 21st 2017 the first song ‘Heavy Beauty’ was released. Many other people helped with the recording and producing progress. By now there’s a three song EP out that you can download for free here: http://www.scarletdorn.de/ . Second band that night was Aeverium. They [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Freedom Call, Eden’s Curse and Veonity. By Alex Bock

February 22, 2017

  Munich, Backstage, Feb. 14th 2017 It was Valentine’s Day and a Tuesday. One might think, probably not the best evening for a live show. BUT…. German Power Metal band Freedom Call have made a stop in Munich during their ‘Master Of Light’ tour and their fans came. As to be expected they didn’t come alone. They brought two bands along on tour with them. First one to play that night were Veonity, a four piece from Vänersborg, Sweden. They started out in 2013 and released their first EP that same year. In early 2015 they released their first full length record, which was followed by their latest effort ‘Into The Void’ in 2016. Just like in Freedom Call their vocalist Sköld also plays guitar, which gives them a vibrant guitar sound. You should definitely check them out, when they come to town. Next on – Eden’s Curse. Based in Glasgow, UK, the members are a mixed bunch of five guys. Only the bassist and drummer are Scottish, their vocalist was born in Serbia, the [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried And Me and Leprous. Contributed by Alex Bock

February 17, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, February 10th 2017 It has been a while, two years to be exact, since we had the pleasure of Devin Townsend playing in our beautiful city. When doors opened at 7pm that night, there was a really long queue waiting down the street to get inside. The show wasn’t entirely sold out, but it couldn’t have been many tickets left and by show start those were gone for sure. The venue was pretty packed from the beginning, which gave both support bands, Leprous and Between The Buried And Me, the chance to play for a bigger crowd. Leprous: Between the Buried and Me: Different from last time Devin Townsend played here, there were no big screens with aliens and other strange things on them in the back. It was mostly reduced to the music itself. The Aliens though were still there that evening in the form of hand puppets, which were sold at the merch table. Moving pictures in the back or not, what counts is the music and there was [Read More]