Orange County Thrashers MADROST Return June 27

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-27
Orange County Thrashers MADROST Return June 27

MADROST returns with a new full-length album titled The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh on June 27! Featuring seven tracks of Orange County's finest Progressive Thrash Metal from one of the scene's most sci-fi bands! This is 37 minutes of total devastation and chaos, makes this the only album to truly bake your brain! A lyric video for the album's opening track, "Eyes of the Deceit," is available at

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Rock Metal Network Fridays Show

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-27
Rock Metal Network Fridays Show

Starting Friday April 28th 2017 Kat’s Metal Litter Box Rock & Metal Radio will be having our Rock Metal Network Friday’s. Only bands that have a Profile on can be played on this radio show. Accounts are 100% Free

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KALOPSIA Streaming New Song "Destined to Return"

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-27
KALOPSIA Streaming New Song "Destined to Return"

New Jersey Death Metal Derelicts KALOPSIA have released a new song from forthcoming album Angelplague. Stream "Destined to Return" at the following link:

KALOPSIA will release Angelplague May 19 through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The album is now available for pre-order on CD and digital formats.

Weaving together the blasting intensity of American death metal, Scandinavian melodies and Jersey's homegrown breakdowns, Angelplague is KALOPSIA's most ferociously heavy effort to date. The relentless opener "Destined to Return" is a high-velocity foreshadowing of things to come, while "Christened Upon the Slab" and "Not Peace But Pestilence" focus on knuckle-dragging, head nodding groove. "Scorched Earth and Blackened Skies," the longest and most dynamic track on the album showcases frenzied fretwork and brutal groove before unleashing a dual-guitar hook that gets stuck in the listener's head with all the subtlety of a pick axe.

Track Listing:

1. Destined to Return
2. As the Serpent Devours
3. Christened Upon the Slab
4. Not Peace But Pestilence
5. Scorched Earth and Blackened Skies
6. Source of My Evil
7. Surge of Terror
8. Bitter Sacraments

Matt Medeiros (Ruinous, ex-Funebrarum) - Vocals / Guitars
Justin Spaeth (Abacinate, Hammer Fight, Dysentery) - Drums
Drew Murphy (Hammer Fight) - Bass
Steve Horvath (Deteriorot) - Lead Guitars

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Nicumo - Storms Arise

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-27
Nicumo - Storms Arise

Release: Nicumo - Storms Arise

Format: CD/Digital

Release Date: July 7th 2017

Record label: Inverse Records

Genre: Melancholic Metal

Country: Finland

Since 2009 rolled melodic metal act Nicumo are about to release their second full length album. Album is titled “Storms Arise” and it will be out on 7.7.2017 through Inverse Records.

“Storms Arise” follows band’s well reviewed debut “The End of Silence” (2013, Inverse Records) and takes a step towards even more versatile scales of music and emotions. The album contains eleven tracks with unexpected rhythmic elements which will make your head banging, while the melancholic melodies forces you to rise your fist up in the air and cry. Versatile soundscapes mesmerize the listener and takes a hold until the last note. “Storms Arise” strengthens Nicumo’s position on northern metal scene, and gives it a timeless masterpiece to keep the scene alive.

“Storms Arise” was recorded and mixed at Joshua Music -studios during 2016 by Olli Tainio from Lucky Punk Productions, who has worked as an mixing, recording and an assistant engineer in various projects such as Callisto, SAKIA and his own band Blind Architect. Mastered by Svante Forsbäck (e.g. Amorphis, Volbeat, Apocalyptica, Rammstein). The cover arts designed by Hannu Karppinen.

The band released a single "Death, Let Go" on April 27th 2017 and it is available on Youtube:

Track list:
01. The Dawn
02. Old World Burning
03. Beyond Horizon
04. Unholy War
05. Death, Let Go
06. Guilt
07. Poltergeist
08. If This Is Your God, I Don't Need One
09. Sirens
10. Aiolos
11. Dream Too Real


Hannu Karppinen - Vocals
Atte Jääskelä - Guitars
Tapio Anttiroiko - Guitars
Sami Kotila - Bass
Aki Pusa - Drums


Initiated by guitarist Atte Jääskelä in Northern Finland during 2007. After a few transformations, in 2009 the band found a definitive direction with a new line up, and began to use the name NICUMO. Incredibly strong vocals by Hannu Karppinen, lively, heavy rhythm section by Sami Kotila (bass) And Aki Pusa (drums), recognizable emotional guitar melodies with strong riffs by Atte Jääskelä and phenomenally rambling solos by Tapio Anttiroiko provides a musical mixture that is worth to hear.

After two EPs: “Close Our Eyes For Good” (2010) and “Scars & Glassy Eyes” (2011), Nicumo released their debut album “The End Of Silence” (2013, Inverse Records). Appropriately named debut reached a 24th place on The Official Finnish Charts on it’s first week and proved to be a critical success in all reviews published.

After the End Of Silence, Nicumo has noted in metal underground and the band has played dozes of gigs in six different countries for growing audiences. Touring has increased the band technically and musically to band which has even more to offer. And finally, after a long creation process Nicumo will publish an second album during 2017

Nicumo’s music has its roots in melodic metal, but the style today has taken many fearless sidesteps to another genres. Due the bands home region, north is the strongest unifying element you can hear in Nicumo’s music. The strength in the band’s music is versatility, from very punchy pop-rock to more progressive and even mesmerizing vibrations and all the way back to straight death metal.

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RED MOON ARCHITECT - Return Of The Black Butterflies

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-26
RED MOON ARCHITECT - Return Of The Black Butterflies

Kouvola, a town on the Finnish mainland is often called the 'largest lighted cemetary' in Finland. So it's no wonder that Kouvola has also given birth to a Funeral Doom Metal band called Red Moon Architect.

Red Moon Architect has released their new single ”Tormented”, taken from their upcoming third album "Return of the Black Butterflies" which will be released on May 19th 2017. The album also debuts the new singer Ville Rutanen (ex-Casket).

"Return of the Black Butterflies" is definitely the best album from RMA and it sets standards to the highest level ever with it's massive soundscape and hauntingly beautiful compositions."

"The songs are diverse, dynamic and heavier than ever. The album sails through heavy waters from beginning to end and doesn't halt not even once during the 49 minutes of it's onslaught."

"If you should only listen to one album in 2017, this should be it!” -says head architect Saku Moilanen.


Saku Moilanen – Drums & Keyboard
Ville Rutanen – Vocals
Matias Moilanen – Guitar
Anni Viljanen – Vocals
Jukka Jauhiainen – Bass


Concealed Silence (Inverse 2012)
Fall (Playground Music Finland 2015)
Return of the Black Butterflies (Inverse 2017)


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Roctum - Nothing To Do With Hell

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-26
Roctum - Nothing To Do With Hell

ROCTUM isn't just a band...

ROCTUM is an experience!

This unique quintet of five personal superheroes takes You (without permission) to their
exploding world of theatrical rock'n'roll show.

ROCTUM is well knows from their shows that will provide You surprises with fast speed and
dangerous situations -filled thriumphous events. When their heavy/punk rock gospel starts
You can't exactly know when You have been took through a to trip to unknown landscapes, oceans,
spaces or even universes.

Blood, balloons and toilet paper! With a sparkle in their eyes but with a tough touch with the music.

Roctum is:

Stunk Man (voc.) - Charismatic front man that leave no one cold
Zikk Brutal (gtr.) - Unstopable, energetic, blazing solos with storm and flames
Banana Boy (bs.) - Genious that will leave no queastions with his sharpshooting bass playing.
Ill Duce (gtr.) - ?
The Beast (dr.) - A wild beast. Beating the skins wildly. If someone sets him free it might be leathal

The next wave of Rock'n'Roll has begun to flow. And ROCTUM is about to hit Your face really soon!

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SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER to release Generation of Terror EP

California's death-thrash machine Sacrificial Slaughter return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions for the release of Generation of Terror.

Since forming more than 15 years ago, Sacrificial Slaughter has grown into one of the most dominant forces in the underground. The band's evolution is fueled by series of full-lengths, EPs and splits, along with relentless tours with the likes of Vader, Master, Vital Remains and more.

Generation of Terror showcases the band's razor-edged aggression and calculated violence with five brutal new tracks and a cover of the classic Carnivore track "Race War."

The band has opened fire with the lyric video for the EP's title track.

Check out "Generation of Terror" at

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release "Generation of Terror" May 12 on CD and digital formats.

Catch the band live on the Strike of the Empire 2017 Tour featuring Vader & Internal Bleeding. Sacrificial Slaughter will also appear at the Las Vegas Deathfest.

Sacrificial Slaughter w/ Vader, Internal Bleeding, Voices of Ruin & Micawber:
5/22 - Santa Fe, NM @ Underground
5/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
5/24 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers
5/27 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/28 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
5/30 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/31 - Houston, TX @ Arcadia
6/01 - Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
6/02 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
6/03 - Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix
6/04 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
6/05 - Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
6/06 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
6/07 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
6/08 - LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST - more info at
6/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
6/10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
6/11 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/12 - Newport, MN @ Opinion Brewery
6/13 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
6/14 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
6/15 - Lakewood OH, @ The Foundry
6/16 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
6/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-fu Necktie
6/18 - Richmond, VA @ Banditos
6/19 - Louisville, KY @ Highlands Taproom
6/20 - Murfreesboro, TN @ Autograph Rehearsal Studio
6/22 - Shreveport, LA @ Bushnookies
6/23 - Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
6/24 - Odessa, TX @ Krazy 8
6/25 - Tucson, AZ @ The Loudhouse

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Final Coil (UK) sign with Wormholedeath

By rock-metal-network, 2017-04-20
Final Coil (UK) sign with Wormholedeath

Leicester-based alt-prog band Final Coil are pleased to announce that they have signed with WormHoleDeath records for the release of their debut album "Persistence of Memory".
Phil Stiles statement
"The label is the perfect home for us. Although they’re known for heavier acts they have an amazing wealth of experience and they’ve been incredibly supportive of the musical direction we wanted to take on this album. That support included a huge number of conversations between label and band as Final Coil sought to develop the ambitious musical and lyrical themes of "Persistence of Memory". Thanks to [label manager] Carlo, we went into the studio fully prepared and confident that this was the best record we could possibly make. Carlo didn’t interfere at all, but he offered careful guidance and his help was invaluable to us. The collaboration between WormHoleDeath and Final Coil will allow the band to reach a global audience whilst benefiting from the support and experience of a label that prides itself on its independent spirit and the close relationship it forges with its artists. You hear so many horror stories about unscrupulous labels, but Carlo has taken exceptional care of us from the moment we first got in touch. We’re very pleased to have an opportunity to work with a label who are so friendly and respectful and we can’t wait to share our debut album with fans around the world.”
Release dates
Digital release date : 23rd June 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 14th July 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
CD release date : 22nd September 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan : TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

1. Corruption
2. Dying
3. Alone
4. You Waste My Time
5. Myopic
6. Failed Light
7. Spider Feet
8. Lost Hope
9. Moths To The Flame
10. In Silent Reproach
11. Alienation
About "Persistence of Memory"
"Produced by acclaimed Italian producer Wahoomi Corvi (CreTura, The Way Of Purity) at Real Sound Studios and mastered by the legendary Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Heads, Closet Disco Queen) at Redmount Studios in Stockholm, Persistence of Memory is the debut album from UK alternative rock / prog band Final Coil set for release via WormHoleDeath Records. An eleven-track album loosely based around the theme of lost communication and dehumanisation in the face of an ever-increasing wave of technological innovation, Persistence of memory is a dark, hallucinatory journey into a world of broken familial ties, savage regret and seething rage against the dying of the light. Moving deftly from the sonic firestorm of opening number Corruption (a song juxtaposing physical and moral corruption set against crushing, juggernaut riffs) to the Floydian disquiet of Alienation, Persistence of memory is an album of contrasts which finds its centrepiece in the progressive epic Failed light, a song that focuses on finding hope amidst the desolation. A deeply personal piece of music, frontman Phil Stiles states simply that “failed light is the best thing I have ever written – of all the songs on the album, this was the one we had to get right.” At ten minutes, it is a lengthy work that ebbs and flows beautifully and it sees Phil and lead guitarist Richard Awdry trading solos and vocal harmonies in a manner that will have fans of Anathema and Pink Floyd in raptures. Other highlights on the album include the synth-infused you waste my time with its stinging lyric focusing on self-absorption, the brooding Spider Feet (one of two songs written by guitarist Richard Awdry) and the desolate finale of alienation, a track that shifts from Phil’s heart-broken and vulnerable lyric to a truly gargantuan tsunami of arcing riffs that close the album with dizzying power. Another aspect of “getting it right” was the band’s insistence on keeping the use of computers to a minimum. The band tracked the album through a beautifully restored analogue mixing desk at Real Sound Studios in Langhirano (Northern Italy) under the guidance of Wahoomi Corvi. “Wao was totally understanding from the start” says Phil of his relationship with the producer. “He was more used to producing metal bands, but when we played him the demos he realised straight away that we needed a warmer, more analogue sound and he worked hard with us to get good takes rather than edit us into perfection.” Similarly, the choice of mastering engineer was crucial. For Phil, there was only one choice: “I’ve been a huge fan of Cult of Luna for a long time, and last year I discovered albums by the bands Heads and Closet Disco Queen pretty much because they had worked with Magnus. Magnus understands the importance of a dynamic master and that was essential to me. So many records now are mastered to be as loud as hell, whereas I wanted people to be able to enjoy the space in the music and, if they want it loud, all they have to do is turn it up!” An emotionally-charged debut album, Persistence of Memory is the work of a passionate, sonically ambitious band who draw upon elements of progressive, post-rock, metal and alternative rock to create something truly innovative. For Phil the album “was the chance of a life-time. We worked incredibly hard to make the album flow from start to finish because we want the music to take the listener on a journey. Since I was very young, I would get goose bumps listening to records and just letting the music take me away from the real world for a short time, and I hope that our listeners can find the same escape in our music.”
Final Coil - "Corruption" Official Lyric Video

Final Coil Biography
Combining crushing riffs with ethereal, post-rock soundscapes, Final Coil offer up a quintessentially English take on alternative rock. Formed by frontman Phil Stiles, the Leicester-based band went through the usual trials and tribulations of finding a stable line-up with the one constant being lead guitarist Richard Awdry. Initially rooted in the explosive experimentation of the US underground scene, early Final Coil shows were noisy, messy affairs with broken equipment scattered across the stage and waves of arcing feedback left echoing around dark venues with sticky floors. With time, the band evolved to take a more nuanced approach, weaving stately, Gilmour-esque solos into the dense, metallic riffs and experimenting with layers of vocal harmonies reminiscent of Alice in Chains and Anathema. It was this more-evolved musical approach that attracted Jola Stiles; a Polish-born bassist with a jazz background, enabling the band to develop their sound yet further. With Jola in place, Final Coil recorded an acoustic EP that added flute, waves of synth and delicate piano to the mix. A major shift in the band’s sound, the Somnambulant EP demonstrated a newfound maturity of expression although live shows remained adrenalin-soaked examples of pure-rock fury. At the end of 2014, Tony ‘Ches’ Hughes, a remarkably talented veteran of the Leicester music scene, was invited to join Final Coil. His arrival was a significant catalyst and new songs were written at a furious pace, the band recording and self-releasing the well-received Closed to the Light EP in 2015. This EP not only gained excellent reviews across the board, it also attracted the attention of respected label WormHoleDeath and, throughout 2016, the band focused on writing and developing their debut album, Persistence of Memory. A darkly compelling tour-de-force that combines crushing riffs with the sweeping, epic grandeur of progressive rock (not least on the album’s brooding centrepiece failed light); Persistence of Memory is an eclectic-yet-coherent album that paints a compelling portrait of modern-day dissociation, loss and regret over the course of its eleven tracks. A genuine album in an era of soundbites, Persistence of memory is a record to savour, offering up visceral rock thrills with tracks like Corruption and Myopic and capturing the attention with slow-building numbers such as Spider Feet and Alienation. Recorded by Wahoomi Corvi (Way of purity, CreTura) at Real Sound Studio in Italy, mastered by Cult of Luna’s Magnus Lindberg and with stunning artwork courtesy of Andy Pilkington (Flotsam and Jetsam, Beholder), Persistence of Memory is a rare example of music and art coming together in perfect symbiosis and it looks set to bring Final Coil’s uniquely compelling music to a whole new audience. A band for whom passion is everything, Final Coil offer an emotional voyage into a heart of darkness and Persistence of Memory looks set to be one of the year’s most adventurous releases.
I Final Coil (UK) firmano con Wormholedeath!

Siamo orgogliosi di annunciare che i Final Coil (alt-prog) hanno firmato con Wormholedeath un contratto di pubblicazione e distribuzione per il loro debut album "Persistence of Memory"!

Digital release : 23 Giugno 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 14 Luglio 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
CD : 22 Settembre 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Giappone : TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

1. Corruption
2. Dying
3. Alone
4. You Waste My Time
5. Myopic
6. Failed Light
7. Spider Feet
8. Lost Hope
9. Moths To The Flame
10. In Silent Reproach
11. Alienation
Final Coil - "Corruption" Official Lyric Video


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