Monday, August 31, 2015

Palace of heavy metal

Mondays, the Palace of Rock focus on anything heavy, brutal or simply just non-pop. If it´s too loud, you´re too old.

Silence in the snow is the upcoming 7th studio album from American heavy metal band Trivium, which will be released on October 2. The album is produced by Michael Elvis Baskette and it´s the first to feature new drummer Mat Madiro.
Watch the official video of Until the world goes cold here

Atlanta outfit Sevendust delivers numetal in the big league with the new single Not today, taken from their upcoming album Kill the flaw. Out October 2nd.

Bring Me The Horizon´s 5th album That´s The Spirit drops on Sept 11, three new tracks are available on iTunes. The first two singles Happy Song and Throne as well as the new song True Friends.
Check out the lyric video.

Italian metalcore act Blinding Sunrise will release their new album This World Won´t Listen on Sept 9, including the single Sinking with my pain, featuring Danielle Nelli of Upon This Dawning.

Swedish hard rockers Skintrade´s new album Scarred For Life is out now, check out the new single Wide Awake right here.

These hard rock Swedish chicks will blow your head off! The quintet have toured throughout Europe, gaining compliments and admiration from big artists and bands such as Motörhead, In Flames, Zakk Wylde, Danko Jones, Opeth, Airbourne and many more.
""Road fever"" is the name of the second album and according to the band is the best they ever done! The quintet headed into the studio this May where they finished the rest of the album.  The album is out on Sept 4, stream the first single Deal With The Devil on Spotify.

Fans of Rage Against The Machine might wanna look here, the Texas based rap / metal band Backwordz posted their debut single Utopias don´t exist taken from their upcoming album Veracity.

Original Album Classics is a five classic albums CD box set with original artwork 'mini LP' CD wallets in deluxe packaging. It contains the albums Quiet Riot (1977), Metal Helath (1983), Condition Critical (1984), Quiet Riot III, The Very Best Of Quiet Riot Love.
Available on Sept 11.

The U.S.-based dark metal band URN® is one on a musical journey exploring the darker aspects of both the conscious mind and the unconscious soul. The band has been captivating audiences across multiple genres and have been establishing themselves as one the more energetic live acts to see. The band has drawn comparisons by national trade media to such artists such as Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil, Amorphis, Nightwish, My Dying Bride and other similar acts that tend to find a certain beauty in darkness. URN’s line-up is consisted of well-traveled veterans of various national and international acts.Watch their promotional video Cast In Amber from the band´s new album Epiphany.

With a familiar sound sporting a new attitude in heavy rock 'n roll music.  In an industry where metal is often burdened by recycled gimmicks and bad attitudes, Against Their Will is a breath of fresh air for music fans seeking a back-to-basics approach. 
Get your daily dose of numetal with their latest single Red.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Palace of alternative rock

Sunday bloody sunday, not really. This is the day the Palace support all bands in the alternative nation. Indie rock, active rock and that 21st century electro stuff. It´s nubreed time!

In late 2014 The Zealots were the first band from Iowa to collaborate with Joey Sturgis & his team at They went on to mix & master the single Chips the Fish. After hearing the final version of the song, The Zealots knew they had struck gold. With each song topping their last, who knows what is in store for the future of rock.

With over 6 million albums sold worldwide, Brent Smith knows a thing or two about the key to being a successful artist. Just take a look at Shinedown´s 5th studio album Threat to survival featuring the singles Cut the cord, Black Cadillac and the latest audio release State of my head.
September 18th is the date the new album drops.

In a world where any teenager with a webcam can become a rock star then a has-been all in the space of a few months, Imagine Dragons are a refreshing return to the tried-and-true traditions of great rock and roll. They’ve learned how to be a band the old fashioned way, by writing great songs and playing them live to an increasingly large audience. They have gone back to their roots.
And that is also the title of their brand new single.

Shapes on Tape is a Brooklyn based musical project whose dynamic blend of rock and electronic instrumentation moves from dreamy, psychedelic ballads, through pulsing dance anthems, and into abrasive power pop. 
With the assistance of Justin Craig, Grammy nominated producer and musical director of the current Broadway hit “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, they recorded their debut E.P., "Motivational Speakers," released in March 2005.  The team is set to release their second E.P. "No Bummers," in late summer 2015.
Get a first taste with the new song Still believe in love.

Trapt have officially released their 2nd video from the upcoming album DNA, watch Human (like the rest of us) here.

Japanese rock / metal band coldrain will release their new album VENA on October 23, check out the first single Words of the youth at.

The Afters new single Live on forever is now available on iTunes and Spotify, stream this infectious pop/rock song here.

After the first two new songs This and AYTA, modern rock band Collective Soul have now released the 3rd single from the upcoming album See what you started by continuing.
Stream Hurricane here.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fourplay : Beta State , Crossfaith , Brett Vogel , Soilwork

Beta State - Glass EP (2015) They took the wrong train
From the emo flavored rock of the first albums "Stars" (2010) and "#Friendship" (2013) to the alternative pop of the new "Glass" EP, San Fransisco based Beta State decided it´s a new music climate and it´s time to see where the winds are blowing.
I don´t think this new costume suits the band, it belongs to bands like OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons.
The new 4 track EP features the single "Left with the pain" and I´m not too happy about it but the other three songs are a bit better, however they are far from the sound I like on their previous releases.

Crossfaith - Xeno (2015) A knockout from the empire of the sun
Japanese rockers Crossfaith come forth with a spectacular stampede of metalcore, dubstep and hip hop. Although the major part of their sound is consistent of metal.
These boys have already gained lots of fans with their previous releases "Zion" (2012) and "Apocalyze" (2013). But the new album "Xeno" will probably be their breakthrough album overseas.
I hear traces of several bands in their music such as Celldweller, Asking Alexandria and Linkin Park.
We´re talking high class all over, this album is superstrong from track 1 "System X" to the 15th track "S.O.S", no it´s not the ABBA cover but it would be fun if it was.
Bring out your air guitar and bang your heads.
You know when you buy a box of chocolate and eat all the delicate pralines first, this album only contains the delicate ones.
Recommendable if you like Kontrust, Abandon All Ships, A War Within

Brett Vogel - Never giving up (2015) Still waiting for The Corrs to call
Brett Vogel is a singer / songwriter based out of L.A, but born and raised in Rockford, Illinois so he shares the same hometown as Cheap Trick.
Brett is influenced by artists like Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young and Van Morrison. His debut album "Lonely traveler" was released in 2004 and Brett can add "opening act for Collective Soul and Flickerstick" to his CV as well.
The listener will find traces of folk-rock, 70´s album rock and California pop on his 2nd full length album "Never giving up" which is a nice affair.
It sounds a bit like Fleetwood Mac on a picnic with The Waterboys, hanging out in the garden of 70´s new wave band Squeeze.
I never say no to sunny feel-good tunes but if you want to sell the product, make sure is wrapped up in a nice package first. The artwork on this album cover sucks.

Soilwork - The Ride Majestic (2015) Roll out the red carpet
I must confess that I didn´t became of a fan of this band until I heard their 2005 album "Stabbing the drama", from that moment I have followed every release from this Swedish melodic death metal band and I was never disappointed.
"The ride majestic" is the band´s 10th album and it´s produced by David Castillo and mixed by Jens Bogren who also recorded the previous effort "The living infinite" (2013).
Ok, I know it´s about time I check out their early albums too.
But let´s focus on their new album which is just what the title says, a majestic ride!
Soundwise, the band has moved on and are even more melodic now than on the previous albums. The new fans like moi are walking around with a stupid smile on our faces while the fans of their older and much harder material might not approve of this direction.
Let there be rock!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thank god it´s friday and release day!

And so today´s releases.....

Eat The Gun - Howlinwood (SPV Records, GERMANY, rock)
Mike Tramp - Nomad (Target Records, DENMARK, hard rock)
Backyard Babies - Four by four (Gain Music, SWEDEN, rock)
Soilwork - The ride majestic (Nuclear Blast Records, SWEDEN, metal)
Motorhead - Bad magic (UDR, U.K, heavy metal)
Foals - What went down (Warner Brothers, U.K, indie rock)
Crazy Town - The Brimstone Sluggers (Independent, USA, rap rock)
Black Trip - Shadowline (Playground Music, SWEDEN, heavy metal)
Atlas Genius - Inanimate objects (Warner Bros, USA, electro pop)
Art Nation - Revolution (AOR Heaven, SWEDEN, aor)
Newman - The elegance machine (AOR Heaven, U.K, aor)
Bridge To Grace - Origins (Independent, USA, rock / metal)
White Fox Society - Until we lose it all (Artery Records, CANADA, rock / metal)
V For Violence - The Book of V (Independent, FINLAND, goth metal)
Voicians - Part 1 EP (Fixt Music, GERMANY, industrial rock)
Stanfour - IIII (Universal Music, GERMANY, rock)