INTERVIEW: Stephanie Stevens talks with Shallow Side bassist Matt Daniels on the bands new music, what they have been doing during quarantine and MORE! - READ IT HERE
SHALLOW SIDE INTERVIEW with Bassist Matt Daniels
By: Stephanie Stevens
The band SHALLOW SIDE not only makes phenomenal music but have made an impact in this crazy world the last few months. They have built up a positive outlook to the fans and the music community. They have given hope and encouragement and laughs through being real and approachable on social media outlets for people to connect with them.
Recently the guys covered Bob Segers song TURN THE PAGE, a Song endearing to them as musicians and that has inspired them through their career and they wanted to share this acoustic moment with a video to the fans during this pandemic of 2020.
Each band member is missing the connection of live shows and are sending out a message as soon as they get the green light they will be on the road to come and hang out and rock the stages for fans and music lovers.
The band has been deemed Loudwire’s Best New Artist in 2016. They have released 3 Eps and several standalone singles since the band’s inception. The video for RENEGADE (a Styx cover) held the #1 spot for 5 weeks; retired in the Battle Royal Hall of Fame on Loudwire. The bands social media accounts continue to grow and have over millions of views. In 2019 the guys proudly released a full-length album entitled SAINTS & SINNERS which produced the amazing prominent song for this day and age called NOT ALONE and the high energy, sultry rocker SOUND THE ALARM. The guys, Eric Boatright-vocals, Heath Fields-drummer, Seth Trimble-guitars and Matt Daniels-bass are super talented, amazing and fun humans and just overall a truly special addition to the rock n roll community for this generation.
I was able to chat with bassist Matt Daniels during the Quarantine of 2020 to find out about new music, the Seger cover they did and found out some fun facts about the front man.
The guys are also doing a very special Stageit performance on June 7th. Click the link to reserve your ticket and join the party.
Lyrically NOT ALONE must of had an inspiring moment and message when you wrote it now with this year the way it is, has that put a new spin on the words you wrote? What message do you want to give to the world now?
MATT: The song was written in regards to people struggling with depression, feelings of anxiety and loneliness along with several other mental struggles that we face daily. The song itself is an acknowledgment that we are imperfect beings, and it is okay to accept that we have faults and imperfections, but you have to work through those to come out a better version of yourself. It is our responsibility as people to do so, and the message we try to convey is that no matter how bad it gets, you're never alone. There is always a friend, family member, person on the street or in your timeline that may share a similar story who would love to reach out and give you a hand.
With COVID-19 it really gives the song a whole new deeper meaning, with unemployment at an all-time high, and most of the world forced to be alone, this song truly takes on a much deeper meaning. If we could give any further words, it's that we all are afraid, but together we are strong. You see that from the videos from Italy, where people playing concerts from their balconies, or in major cities in the US where every night we scream and cheer for the healthcare workers fighting this pandemic. No matter how dim the situation may look, our will to continue on will always be brighter.
When you listened to TURN THE PAGE by Bob Seger what made you relate to the song? How does it feel singing and putting your talents to something that meaningful?
MATT: The song itself is legendary, and we have all been big Seger fans to begin with, so we've always played the song and enjoyed it quite often on the road. Being kept in social distancing at home really made all of us miss each other, and the shows, and the fans so we wanted to do something special for them. Recording this cover was definitely one of those things that helped us to look forward to when music makes a full comeback. But for now, we will keep creating, and keep releasing content for our friends and family.
Have you guys worked on new original music for possibly a new record? If so, how is it writing apart through this quarantine or is that normal for you guys?
MATT: We have always been writing, it's never been a formal situation where we all meet and have an intent to write. Most of the time we play music to begin with, and that's where most of our inspiration comes from, is real life events and situations where we pick up a guitar after a long day and start playing a melody, we all hear the melody and add in one by one.
Your also as band so involved and real with your fans even before all the Covid 2020. How does it make you feel bringing a little part of happiness and positivity into people's worlds?
MATT: We love it so much; without our fans we wouldn't be able to do what we do. We enjoy them just as much, getting out and playing shows for us is like a big family reunion. We had a natural desire to want to take that step into making people feel a little bit of that normalcy again, even if we are at home the internet helps us all stay connected.
What is your view on the future of the music world and community?
MATT: I personally think while this time is definitely hard, it will result in a major outpouring of fantastic music, events and concerts. I like to think that the demand for shows is going to be so much higher that we will definitely have a surge in live music again, it's just a matter of when that tipping point begins.
Top 5 things you learnt about yourself in the past few months?
MATT: 1) I knew I had a terrible sleep schedule, but now I REALLY have a terrible sleep schedule.
2) Man, those kids on Xbox Live are bullies...they're ruthless.
3) Even though gyms are closed most of us still managed to stay active, physical activity is most definitely essential.
4) Same with music, it has been very therapeutic being home, watching concerts on TV with my family and am thankful for a chance to reset.
5) I may be 6'2 and 220lbs...but I miss crowd surfing and gigantic mosh pits. Let's bring live music back baby!
How are staying physically active during quarantine?
MATT: I built up a gym in my home and have not skipped a beat, in fact have seen some great progress from being at home.
Top thing you’re going to do when quarantine is over?
MATT: Definitely just sit at the beach and enjoy this weather, us Chicagoans don't get enough warm weather and when it's here you really have to bask in the moment.
Best Netflix show?
MATT: I loved watching Ozark, may have finished it in 2 days but hey what are you going to do.
Last comments or any new merch or news coming soon from the SHALLOW SIDE camp?
MATT: Absolutely, we have been updating our store with tons of new gear and SHALLOW SIDE merch for people to scoop up. We will be announcing rescheduled shows and tours soon, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media, our website below and keep rocking us on those streaming platforms!
NEW MUSIC: LAMB OF GOD has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. - WATCH IT HERE
LAMB OF GOD has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy.
A visualizer for the track is available now at http://lamb-of-god.com. Fans can pre-order Lamb of God, including a new alternate CD cover version signed by all five band members, now at the band’s official webstore: http://shop.lamb-of-god.com.
“Routes” was lyrically inspired by vocalist D. Randall Blythe’s time alongside native peoples at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota during the No DAPL movement. This protest, which began with just a few Native women and children camping at the site in protest of the pipeline being built so near to their water supply on unceded treaty land, quickly grew to an encampment of thousands and received global attention.
Says Blythe, “I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both state law enforcement and private security contractors, and this violence was not reported in mainstream media for the most part. I went to bring supplies and support these people, who were trying to protect their water, and thereby protect everyone, as everything in the natural world is protected. I was there a week, made some great friends, and learned a lot. It was a very profound experience in my life, and I knew one day I would write a song about it.”
Although Blythe conveys his story through the song’s vivid lyrics, he called in his friend Chuck Billy, who is of Pomo Native American heritage, to lend a deeper authenticity to his narrative. “My experience, although my own, was tempered and shaped by the hundreds of years of brutal oppression of Native peoples in our country,” says Blythe. “So, it was imperative for me to have a Native voice represented on the song, and Chuck Billy was happy to be that voice. At the end, there is a call and response section - Chuck calls and I respond. This is intentional. Musically, it is symbolic of my experience there. A native voice leads, bringing forth positive energy and calling to the people to unite, and I reply, providing support. That was my physical experience, and it is reflected in the song.”
Chuck Billy adds, “It was a great honor as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by LAMB OF GOD to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people, complementing Randy's storytelling and lyrics, is something really special to me. I’m glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it.”
Audiences got a taste of the first new LAMB OF GOD music in nearly five years with “Checkmate” back in February, followed by “Memento Mori” and the most recent single, “New Colossal Hate.” All four songs will appear on Lamb Of God, the follow-up to VII: Sturm und Drang (2015). The album was once again produced by collaborator Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Trivium), fueled by a mountain of riffs and looming rhythmic shadows. It is also the band’s first record with Cruz, who sat behind the kit with LAMB OF GOD in 2018 and became an official member the following year. In addition to Chuck Billy, the new album features a guest appearance from Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Blythe sounds more driven and insightful than ever on Lamb Of God, offering up the angriest and most comprehensive diatribes, addressing modern life in the current landscape, of his storied career thus far.
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
LAMB OF GOD is:
D. Randall Blythe – Vocals
Mark Morton – Guitar
Willie Adler – Guitar
John Campbell – Bass
Art Cruz – Drums
LAMB OF GOD online:
INTERVIEW: Stephanie Stevens talks with Syracuse, NY band One Step From Falling as they discuss the creation of the band, the creativity on the bands videos and MORE! - READ IT HERE
BY STEPHANIE STEVENS
ONE STEP FROM FALLING is a band from Syracuse, NY and is amping up the music world with a new genre of musical soundscapes in the form of “Heady Metal.”
This 5 piece ambient band consists of Steve Reith-voice, Josh Skellett-thick strings, Pete Krell-Lead strings, Bob Bardou-strings and Ty Gleason-War drums. They found a home at Pavement Entertainment and just released the bands over exploding gift of music on STUCK ON THE WAYSIDE. On first listen I got a hint of Chevelle-esque ambiance but ONE STEP FROM FALLING enhances that with so much more depth and blistering and poignant moments. CLOVER delivers with emotional dark appeal, DEMONS is light and airy, LUNGA LA STRADA is just tribal, haunting 2 plus minute of intrigued to start off the disc you just yearn for me.
STUCK ON THE WAYSIDE is a real joy and journey inside the world of ONE STEP FROM FALLING. I had a chance to ask drummer Ty Gleason what “Heady Metal” is about, the artsy way they approach creating and much more
Tell me about ONE STEP FROM FALLING (OSFF) and how you guys joined forces to create this band and is this the originally lineup since the start in 2011?
Ty – The band started back in 2011 when Steve, Pete and Bob who were good friends growing up, started jamming together on weekends wherever they could find a spot to make some noise. Eventually, the material started flowing and the guys decided to start getting more serious about writing and bringing the band to life. In 2013, Josh joined the band, replacing the original bass player and that’s when things really started to take shape..and take off. That lineup remained unchanged until early last year when the band decided to look for a dedicated drummer so that Steve, who was pulling double duty by singing AND playing drums could step out from behind the kit and concentrate on just fronting the band. So, 4 became 5 and it’s been a ride ever since.
You have been dubbed "Heady Metal" was this a band definition of your sound? and what exactly can people except from a description like that?
Ty –Haha..that’s been a very popular question as of late. We’ve always felt that our music was a bit more “cerebral” for lack of a better term, than a lot of the music being written these days. Our music is very nuanced in a way; a maturity to the writing that we believe adds to its uniqueness. We have been asked many times to define what genre best describes our music and we, as well as others, always find it difficult to answer that question. So, we coined the term “Heady Metal” years ago because we really felt our music was unique enough to warrant its own genre. So, we did…we created a genre of our own and it just stuck…pun intended. We believe it’s a perfect description of our overall sound. We want to make you think a little bit when you’re listening to this record.
You just released STUCK ON THE WAYSIDE a very artsy, soundscape of adventure album. How do you feel the album has evolved from your older discs STUCK and THE WAYSIDE?
Ty - Stuck on the Wayside is just our two previously released records combined to make one release. When we signed with Pavement, we discussed the direction this record should take with them and we decided collectively that we didn’t want to leave anything off of this release. The records flowed so nicely together that it just makes for a killer album. Can’t go wrong with 15 songs and over an hours’ worth of Heady Metal.
If you could point to one song off the new release that in your opinion was the most adventurous and symbolizes a great growth in your songwriting as a band what one and why?
Ty - That’s a tough question and one that we’d all probably answer differently. What makes this record so solid is that we show you many sides of OSFF. We can be heavy, melodic, ethereal…and sometimes all in the same song! That’s what we want to convey. The many facets of the band and how we’ve evolved over the years between recording these songs. Listen to Wayside, Demon and Paroxysm and you’ll see three unique sides of OSFF that make this record so solid.
How has it been having Pavement Entertainment a part of the OSFF family and what made you want to work with them?
Ty - It’s been great. Tim, Mark..the entire Pavement family has been very good to us and things have been going very well. The decision to work with them was pretty easy. When we decided as a band that we needed to take this thing to the next level, Pavement was an obvious choice for their reputation in the music business. Very blessed to be a part of such a great label.
On social media along with your Videos for singles you put out. You guys put a lot of thought about being colorful and interesting in creating visual appeal to your music and to giving fans update on the band. Do you feel that is a big part about standing out as a band and is it a band collaboration putting everything together?
Ty - Yeah just like we want our music to be unique sonically, we want our band to be just as unique visually. That is why we strive so hard to be as different as possible from the rest of the bands that are on the scene today. Just watch the newest video for our first single Lung Butter and you can tell right away that we are just a bit off center for lack of a better term. There’s SOOO many bands out there today that you have to separate yourselves from the masses any way you can.
Being the music world is on a stand still when it comes to shows and touring for you guys as a visual band it seems how has your outlook changed on the future of this huge cut to the music world?
Ty - We try not to think about it too much. We do what we do regardless of how things are being impacted right now. Our outlook has not changed. We are continuing to shoot killer videos and write new material for the next released. No rest for the wicked as they say.
5 facts people may not know about band members of the whole band in itself?
Ty – I’m not even going to go there. Most of those things are highly classified and/or not suitable for most interviews lol!
Any other news you want to share about new stuff coming soon from the band?
Ty - Lots of stuff in the works. Keep an eye on all of our social media for new updates and content. We try to keep a tight lid on things until we feel it’s the right time to release something. Timing is everything in this business.
Lastly any words of enlightenment to fans or just music lovers in general reading this you can give to people during these crazy times?
Ty - Choose love. Stay positive. Listen to OSFF and rest assured, we’ll be back out there soon, bringing some Syracuse- style Heady Metal to a city near you.
NEW MUSIC: Them Evils released their live acoustic video for their new single "Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight" - WATCH IT HERE
After 2 years of touring their previous release “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free”, Them Evils are kicking things up a notch with tales from the road with new single “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?”, to be released on Friday, 5/29. The song shows the band exploring new territories and maturing in their writing, while maintaining the signature sound of "Classic Rock, Modern Roll" that captured the attention of fans around the world.
“Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” is their most upbeat track to date featuring heavy guitar tones, pounding drum sounds, and catchy vocal melodies that stand alone from the band’s previous work. Part of this is due to their recent collaborations with Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft (Escape The Fate) Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Black Veil Brides) and producer Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, The Black Moods, Night Riots).
Drummer David Delaney II says " 'Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?' is a song that reflects on our experiences while on tour. There's always a level of uncertainty when waking up in a bus and heading to the next city to play a show. You never know where a night is going to take you when you are having a good time and living in the moment. But there is an inevitable question that comes up sooner or later - "Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?". The lyrics in the song give details on what we go through on a daily basis living the "Rock N' Roll" lifestyle that people daydream about".
He continues: "When we sat in a writing room with Thrasher and Aaron we instantly hit it off. After slamming a few beers and sharing tour stories we knew that we were going to accomplish exactly what we were setting out to do! Once the writing/demo sessions were over - we immediately set up recording time with our good friend and producer, Jim Kaufman, at his home studio. Working with Kaufman is a humbling experience of its own. He's a guy that makes you feel comfortable contributing ideas and pushing you to achieve something better than before. With all his knowledge of production he was able to channel the energy of the demo and catapult it to the highest level – we were all speechless when hearing the final product. With the time that's gone by since our last release, we couldn't be more stoked on getting back at it with 'Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?'."
Their previous EP "Rollin' Stoned and Livin' Free" was enthusiastically received with placements on Key Rock playlists at all major streaming services, and the band supported that release with more than 100 live dates in 2018 that included a national headlining club tour with stops at Shiprocked, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and main stage @ Rock On The Range. 2019 saw the band supporting Pop Evil, Of Mice and Men, The Black Moods and He Is Legend, as well as festival appearances at Exit 111 and Rock USA. Positive Press looks were posted at Kerrang, Loudwire, AXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others that added to the bands critical acclaim.
The band plans to continue touring as they soon as they can safely do so, with tours and festival dates currently being explored for the latter part of 2020.
Connect with Them Evils:
Official Band website: https://themevils.com
Smart URL: https://themevils.fanlink.to/where-ya-gonna-crash-tonight
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThemEvils
INTERVIEW: Stephanie Stevens talks with New Age Premonition vocalist Charlie Esparza as they discuss the band and music - READ IT HERE
By Stephanie Stevens
Happy to have found this new great band! Not only was I blown away by the music but the story of strength and courage from a amazing human, Charles Esparza vocalist of @new_age_premonition
Q: How did u become a musician and what is ur instrument of choice?A: Guitar is my instrument of choice, but music did not come to me personally in a good way. I had a-lot of depressing things going on at the time in my head, so it gave me a-lot to jot about I guess.
Q: Tell us about your band and how being in a band has helped you gain confidence?
A: geez its the members. We build each other and push each other to be better then the person we were the day prior. My bandmates and I are pretty confident at this point inside/outside of the band from playing shows, to writing music, to taking these sort of formulas and using them out in everyday life, and their jobs, and girlfriends. Music has taught us that everything has feeling when you are doing it right. ANYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE has a natural feeling of when its being completed right. You can tell when a house is built correctly.
Q: What style of music does ur band play? Why did u choose this genre and ur biggest influence?
A: We are very eclectic when its comes to writing. We just wanna be different,, and its hard to be different when you can’t exactly reinvent the wheel anymore. I guess we would be considered Indie/Alternative, but our influences are again very diverse anywhere from ABBA to ZAPPA.
Q: How can people support ur band and any new news on ur band u want to share or ur music journey on a personal level?
Part 1 A: well the common social media sites such as; Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Spotify, Itunes, etc.. links below in PART 4 of this question.
Part2: We are currently writing new tunes, and recording old one. We plan on being in the studio throughout the year. We are working on some videography for one song, and merch based on a couple other.
Part3: Music came to me in a very dark hour. Not gonna make this a big part of this interview, but I am a human trafficking victim, and it went on for 20 years basically since 2 years old and I got out when I was 23, and Im about to be 25 I should’ve been dead and thought I was going to anyway, so I ended just basically giving up, but music was an escape and my bandmates literally saved my life and I’m so thankful I’m alive and that I get to write music and share my thoughts and stories with these fellas.
Part 4: https://m.facebook.com/newagepremonition/?ref=bookmarks
Q:What is the most important thing about music/art that can help people in your opinion?
A: The meaning or the emotion behind the piece. Or even focusing on their own emotions or take on what the spectator is observing
Q: What do you hope people will remember most about ur art/music?
A: That it literally meant something. The friendships between us, and within the music community. Tackling mental disorders, and what it took to just get where we are even now.
Q: If you could give people struggling with finding a passion they love to do, what advice would you tell them?
A: : finding and really harnessing a passion, the person struggling really needs to be open to new experiences, and experiment in finding their little nitch within the society of their passion and just go with it.
Q: Empower another artist by telling us someone u admire and why you admire them?
A: my buddy Nardo Navdo @navdo because he really taught me a-lot of what Ik about being a musician. Sometimes your point doesn’t come across by just pen and paper, it comes based off emotion and feeling
NEW MUSIC: From Ashes To New releases hilarious parody video for "Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends", their fresh new take on the Green Day classic track - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Saints of Destruction unleash their video for "Dream Of Pain" off of the bands upcoming 5 song EP All Hail The Saints due out end of summer - WATCH IT HERE
Pennsylvania - SAINTS OF DESTRUCTION debut single “Dream of Pain” via The Label Group with INgrooves is a shot of ‘balls to the wall’ rock! The track “Dream of Pain” solidifies a heavy sound; while slinging the grunge sludge undertones up into your eardrums. Saints of Destruction’s “Dream of Pain” level up a complex sound that carries its own identification. Yet at the same time, the song also slays a sound that feels familiar when listening - an intimate sound where their influences can be heard. Saints of Destruction have truly created their own formation of solid sound rock within “Dream of Pain” and their coming creations are to be kept an eye on for the future of more exciting tracks.
"We wrote "Dream of Pain" and two other songs the first night we got in the rehearsal room in September. The verse and chorus came out instantaneously with the lyrics pretty much intact. This was all pre-pandemic and we all looked back to September saying oh shit we wrote these semi predictive songs. One
could interpret certain parts of it being akin to our current situation but it was loosely written about a totalitarian turned regime. Essentially about two idiotic sides fighting while zombies sneak in and wipe out everyone. So maybe we’re in for that next but hopefully the zombies are the slow ones, not World War Z." - Saints of Destruction
Next up is another single and a 5-song EP titled All Hail The Saints dropping end of summer.
Saints of Destruction formed in September 2019. Comprised of good friends Marc Adam Kahn, Brian Radick, Kevin Somerville, and Chris Cwikla, the Saints are bringing unapologetic, hard-driving rock n roll back on the scene. Influenced by bands like Van Halen , Def Leppard , Iron Maiden , Jane's Addiction , Nirvana, and Soundgarden , the Saints of Destruction became fed up with the monotonous, auto-tuned, squashed mainstream rock of today and decided to go a different direction. With lyrical content consisting of anti-pop culture references, the Saints highlight ideas central to taking a stand against excessive media and political control, social and celebrity elitism, compliance culture and general conformity that is strangling us all right now.
Rock n roll has lost its antagonistic flare. It's supposed to be about youth rebelling against the system. Not taking the safe move and conforming to lame corporate standards. The Saints of Destruction grew up being inspired by rebel artists like Perry Farrell who didn't give a shit about fitting into an industry model. Instead, they did exactly what they wanted and fought for individualism.
INTERVIEW: Jackie of In The Key of Change talks with Ilan Rubin - From Nine Inch Nails to Paramore to Angels & Airwaves to The New Regime, Ilan talks about making it work from home. - WATCH IT HERE
NEW MUSIC: Idaho Rock Band Silent Theory has released the Official Music Video for their new single "Six Feet Under". The track presents a poignant statement on the state of mental health awareness and treatment in the US. - WATCH IT HERE
"'Six Feet Under' is about the evolution of hate and ignorance to mental health. It was written during the marathon of mass shootings but it was never a stance on gun control. Only a wake up call observation of our mental healthcare system and our bare minimum efforts for prevention." - SILENT THEORY
In a society where new bands pop up every day, Silent Theory is here to set a new standard. The band found success with their single, "Fragile Minds," released June 2016, charting at #97 for Media Base Active-Rock and #29 for Under the Radar charts. It has since surpassed 5 million video views on YouTube and continues to grow rapidly. Following this success in June 2018, through Loudwire, the band released their second single off of the album, Delusions, "Watch Me Burn." The single charted at #67 on the Media Base Active-Rock charts.
Silent Theory is made up of brothers Mitch, Scott, and George Swanger, as well as Robert James and Dakota Elliot Tyler. They are currently located in Moscow, Idaho, but finding worldwide success. As of January 2019, they signed with Paul Crosby Management (founding member of Saliva), released their latest single, "Six Feet Under," and are currently finishing a new album to be released later this year.
NEW MUSIC: Horror metal band FROM HELL has unleashed a sinister new video for “They Come at Night,” the latest horror story in the FROM HELL anthology, Rats & Ravens, out May 22 - WATCH IT HERE
Delve into the darkness of “They Come at Night” exclusively via BraveWords at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-from-hell-premieres-they-come-at-night-video.
Rats & Ravens is set in mid-13th Century Eastern Europe and weaves an eerie and epic tale of witchery throughout its 10 tracks.
“The story is about a witch who desires children of her own and steals them from the villages nearby,” vocalist Aleister Sinn explains. “When she kills them, she traps the ravens who come for their souls. She keeps the children on this earth, reanimates their corpses with rats and calls them ‘Lilium.’”
“Lilium,” the first single from the blackened thrash band’s Rats & Ravens, is an in-depth looks at these reanimated creatures. Watch the lyric video for “Lilium” at https://youtu.be/fL3HaTOdP1E.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Aleister Sinn (the dark persona of George Anderson), FROM HELL released their debut album, Ascent from Hell, in 2014, featuring an all-star lineup of bassist Steve Smyth (Forbidden, Nevermore, Testament), drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament) and bassist Damien Sisson (Death Angel). For Rats & Ravens, Sinn and Smyth were joined by bassist Stephen Paul Goodwin (Vicious Rumors) and drummer Wes Anderson (Blind Illusion, Les Claypool). Drawing on their varied musical backgrounds, the new members added even more depth to the band’s new songs.
Rats & Ravens was produced by Greg Wilkinson (High on Fire, Necrot, Autopsy) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Annihilator, Cynic).
Pre-save/pre-order Rats & Ravens at https://smarturl.it/FromHellRatsRavens, https://thisbandisfromhell.bandcamp.com/ and www.scourgerecords.com.
Rats & Ravens track listing:
2-They Come at Night
5-Don’t Cry for Help
6-Three and Nine
7-Forest of the Screaming Trees
8-Room for One
10-Am I Dead
Like Rats & Ravens, FROM HELL’s debut offering, Ascent From Hell, was a dark concept album, telling the story of a corpse that wakes up in Hell only to find he must go back to earth, recover his soul – which still lives inside another body - and drag it back to Hell. featured metal icons Paul Bostaph, Steve Smyth, and Damien Sisson.
FROM HELL is slated to join Atheist and Cadaver for a European tour this fall.
FROM HELL is:
Aleister Sinn – vocals and lead guitar
Stephen Paul Goodwin – bass guitar
Steve Smyth – lead guitar
Wes Anderson – drums
FROM HELL online:
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