Each week, the Cover in a Week team partners with music publishers to hand-select a new song for artists to cover. Artists are tasked with making the most original and entertaining arrangements they possibly can, with the best recordings being selected for potential sync placements in movies, TV shows, ads or playlists…Read more
UNIQUE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION DESIGN
STOP! UNSIGNED ONLY!
UNSIGNED ONLY IS A UNIQUE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION DESIGNED FOR SOLO ARTISTS, BANDS, AND SINGERS WHO ARE NOT SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL RECORD COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OR IMPRINTS.
Unsigned Only levels the playing field for artists like you because it excludes entries from anyone who is signed to a major label record deal, so you are not competing with well-known artists, Grammy winners, or artists with a major label machine behind them. This is why the competition is called Unsigned Only….READ MORE
Thunderstick – Biography
Playing first with Iron Maiden then Samson before launching his own band, Barry Graham
Purkis (AKA Thunderstick) has been a legendary part of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of
British Heavy Metal) scene since the late 70s. In 2017 Thunderstick returned with a highly
acclaimed new album ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’….READ MORE
IN DEED – BIO
The five-piece band In Deed was formed in the university city of Uppsala in the mid-ninties. In early 1995, archeology student Linda Karlsberg had written a handful of songs and decided to put a band together aiming to record the tunes and if possible also perform live on stage. Soon the original line-up of In Deed was set, and Richard Öhrn (guitar) and Marcus Segersvärd (drums) are still, together with Linda Karlsberg, In Deed at present….READ MORE
[Release date: 15th December 2017]
Year of formation: 2012
Genre: Black Metal
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Release date: 15th December 2017
Release format: Slim case
Special Edition with Lightscribe disc printing (4 units)
Members: Peisestratos (Guitars/Vocals)
Sven (Session Bassist)
Cover design: Kossi
About the album „Habits“
1. Egotism | 2. Arrogance | 3. Envy | 4. Hypocrisy | 5. Collectivism | 6. Fear | 7. Faith
Mankind’s greatest danger comes from itself: The story of the 2nd INFERNOTION album ties in
with the result of an Unholy Insemination (described at the debut album). Plagued by a recurring
vision the progeny of the witch strikes out to find its own roots. This search leads through 7 of the
most harmful habits, whose real potential awakes when leaders and followers encounter. The bitter
truth behind this mission: Revealing these habits has unleashed the evil incarnate. It is in all of us…
Tracklist & Cover
2. Center of the World
3. Waiting for Nemesis
4. Viscious Wishes
5. Master of Hypocrites
6. Uniform Will
7. Defective Instinct
8. Profit for the Prophet
9. Evil Incarnate
Built on the ruins of a rotten society, INFERNOTION is the embodiment of resignation and
frustration. However, the songs are more than pure raging grimness and decadent stupidity. What
you hear is intense emotion, which is generated by having a close look at this sick place where we
are living a.k.a. planet earth. But even the music of INFERNOTION is exposed to human abyss:
No one can escape. The madness is uncontrollable and all around us. You have to abandon.
Baleful Creed from Belfast, Northern Ireland, started in early 2009 when Fin and John got together to play some cover tunes, just to blow the dust off the old guitars and amps. The covers didn’t last too long through with Fin starting to write some original material to try out instead. Knowing John was a huge fan of Black Sabbath, Danzig and Fireball Ministry, they became the core influences as the pair worked on the fledgling songs. The goal – to create head nodding, foot tapping chunky riffage with powerful vocal lines.
The debut EP – ‘Killing Time’ surfaced at the tail end of 2009 before a change in recording studio and working with Neal Calderwood in Manor Park, lead to the sonically improved follow up EP’s – ‘Buried Beneath’ in late 2011 and 2012’s simply titled ‘III’ EP. At this stage, all three EP’s were only available on the band’s Bandcamp digital online store.
With increasing interest from fans both online and at gigs asking for a hard copy CD, the band took the decision to merge the last two Manor Park EP’s, remix and remaster them into a full debut album for final release on CD. The self-titled debut album was delivered making a stand that this is Baleful Creed! It packs in the head nodding tunes with a huge guitar tone, the whiskey soaked bluesy vocals backed by powerful bass and drums. Throwing in other influences from Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Kyuss – Baleful Creed were intent on hitting audiences with a huge sounding Hard / Stoner Rock – dare we say ‘Heavy Grunge’ assault. The CD album was released on 29 December 2013.
The second half of 2014 saw both Davy and Dave revamp the engine room of the band. Baleful Creed were back out firing on all cylinders touring on the back of the debut album delivering the BC tunes in fired up performances, and working towards building a new set of songs for the next album. Writing and recording in sessions each quarter over the 2016 year – the band are proud to announce the arrival of ‘Seismic Shifter’, released on 6 June 2017. Naturally the band returned to Manor Park Studios to capture their huge sound. ‘Seismic Shifter’ develops the BC sound with new found deep groove and a darker energy that will leave you with that ‘Hell Yeah!’ feeling!
The band have experienced many highs along the way, being humbled how their tunes have spread across rock stations from initially Northern Irish DJ’s to around the world. They have featured in international interviews and reviews in magazine such as Powerplay and Fireworks. A real highlight was playing as support to Bill Steer’s (from Carcass) blues rock power trio ‘Firebird’ in Belfast. Getting to grace the stage in the incredible Mandela Hall venue, Belfast as support to the American Ronnie James Dio tribute – ‘Rising’. Another goal is to return to the UK mainland, following their debut offshore gigs as finalists in the Hard Rock Hell – Highway to Hell 4 in Glasgow, and debut full gig as part of Wildfire Festival 2016 also in Scotland. Baleful Creed are the only band to be Top Ten finalists in two TBFM Factors (2012 and 2014) – beating off hundreds of other bands in tightly fought competitions. The only regrets by the band are not getting the chance to play their old favourite rock venue, the Rosetta Bar in Belfast was has sadly closed.
Band: Baleful Creed
Genre: Hard / Heavy / Stoner /
Rock & Metal
Band Line Up
(From Left To Right in photo)
Fin Finlay: Vocals / Guitar
John Allen: Guitar
Davy Greer: Bass / Vocals
Dave Jeffers: Drums
SHATTERED RELEASE “PRIDE” DEBUT EP
From the death metal capital of the world Tampa, FL comes SHATTERED. Formed in 2014 by guitarist Tony Pettry, the band has recently released its debut EP entitled “Pride”. Their style is a complex blend of metal genres with varied influences ranging from the 80’s to modern day. Featuring the distinctive death metal vocals of singer Brian Skotcher, the six song EP is a polished work of aural brutality. Over the past few years, the band has honed their live chops by opening for the likes of Overkill, Hate Eternal, Nile, Pro-Pain & Prong. In coordination with the release, they have shared a lyric video for the title track “Pride” on their official website and YouTube page.
The “Pride” lyric video can be viewed here:
Shattered is sponsored by Sinister Guitar Picks and Fireball Whiskey. They will be performing in New Port Richey, FL on November 18th and will be opening for Narcotic Wasteland in Orlando, FL on December 9th. Additional tour dates will be announced on their website as they’re added.
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Purchase “Pride” compact disc here:
SHATTERED – “Pride” EP
RELEASE DATE: Oct 4th, 2017
Vocals – Brian Skotcher
Guitar – Tony Pettry
Guitar – Tony Weaver
Bass – Louis Miele
Drums – Jeff Kuerner
Recorded at Here Kitty Kitty Studios
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El Rock n roll, en todas sus variantes es una actitud. Una forma de entender la vida y de disfrutarla. “Vive rápido, muere joven y deja un bonito cadáver” es una de las máximas que se ha escuchado sobre el tema. Por suerte, algunos no la cumplen a rajatabla aunque si hacen lo que les da la gana después de muchos años. Pablo Mercedes es uno de ellos y siguen en la brecha tras una dilatada experiencia.
“Devil and God” es el resultado de ello. Un trabajo que rezuma Rock en todas sus canciones y con el que te apetece tirar millas con el coche mientras lo escuchas, disfrutarlo con una cerveza en la mano y un buen grupo de amigos o en la soledad del sofá.
Puro Rock. Una actitud.
Heroes Don’t Ask Why is a Finnish metal band formed in 2015. In Spring 2016 the line-up was finished in its current form with drummer Kimmo Puhakka taking his place behind the drum kit and the music that followed was melodic divorce metal with a rock attitude. All things advanced rapidly and they released their first self-titled six song album in December 2016, with a new album scheduled for early 2018.
Twin-guitar attack by cousins Jussi Pajunpää and Matias Kaunisvesi is both aggressive and in the next moment mellow with a melancholic bluesy flow of notes; their music shows a clear hint of Scandinavian metal roots but with added quest for tender guitar work.
Album was recorded, mixed & mastered at Watercastle Studio in Punkalaidun, Finland during 2016 by Arttu Sarvanne. Cover art designed by Terje Tiilikka.
Jussi Pajunpää – Guitar & vocals
Matias Kaunisvesi – Guitar & backing vocals
Jussi Kivioja – Bass & backing vocals
Kimmo Puhakka – Drums
Where they can be found