Italian Crossover Group ABBINORMAL joins Sliptrick Records

Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:

Abbinormal (IT) Crossover | Death Metal | Grindcore | Thrash Metal

Italian Group Abbinormal was originally formed in 1996. The writing of their songs has always been inspired by the philosophy of US crossover group S.O.D.; to produce tracks with a crossover of short and direct styles, with arrogant and irony-filled texts …after recording a demo a few months later, the band promptly disintegrated.

More than 20 years down the road, guitarist Max, with the intention of honoring the pieces written in the past and never published, decides to reform the band with new members. With Eric (vocals and keyboards), Marco (bass) and LKT, a young, powerful and promising drummer, the band write 7 more pieces and rearrange the old songs from the first unpublished demo.

The result is a record entitled 1996, containing 16 short metal crossover songs with thrash, grind and death metal influences and a total duration of just over 23 minutes. Even the artist’s choice for the album cover was not accidental: completely drawn with a pen, it is the work of Davide Scianca, a Milanese artist, visionary and openly influenced by the great master H.R. Giger. The basic idea for creating the cover was made by associating a single word associated with each track that composes the album. The end result embodies the insane vision of Abbinormal.

1996 | Released TBA 2019 via Sliptrick Records

Abbinormal are:
Eric – Vocals/Keyboards | Max – Guitars | Marco – Bass | LKT – Drum

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

SKANNERS Launch New Temptation Beer


Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS have teamed up with Birrificio Pløtegher to launch the band's own beer, entitled "New Temptation"!

SKANNERS stated:

"Ladies and Gentlemen! After the release of the new album TEMPTATION we wish to continue to give you good news…So… as Oscar Wilde said  “I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation”We are very proud to present the SKANNERS "NEW TEMPTATION" BEER!!!!! The idea came about due to the friendship with PLØTEGHER who offered us an amazing beer from his brewery Birrificio Pløtegher. It’s ideal for any ROCK event and you can taste it at our concerts, as well as directly from the producer! CHEERS AND LET IT BEER!!"

You can also buy the "New Temptation" Beer on line!!
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SKANNERS released their new album “Temptation” on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records! The album is available for streaming and orders at: Bandcamp – Spotify

Watch SKANNERS' latest video for the song “In Flammen 666”, taken from the band’s new album “Temptation”! Watch “In Flammen 666” video here

Next SKANNERS shows:
July 11th-13th – In Flammen Open Air – Germany
August 4th – Metal For Evergecy Festival – Italy

More dates TBA.

Bolzano, Italy based heavy metal legends SKANNERS were formed in 1982. In 1986 they released the debut LP “Dirty Armada”, in Germany the band won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal. SKANNERS have shared stages with legends as DEEP PURPLE, IN FLAMES, SAVAGE, DARK FUNERAL, VADER, METAL CHURCH, GIRLSCHOOL, MOTORHEAD, HALLOWEEN, SAXON, MANOWAR, DIO, TWISTED SISTER and many other. SKANNERS’ latest, eighth album (CD/DVD) “Eins Zwei Drei Metal Party Live” came out in 2015 (dedicated to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February of 2014). The band’s new album “Temptation” is set to be released in Europe on April 26th via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records!

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Belarusian instrumental black metal trio krvvla set release date for their new single


Belarusian instrumental black metal trio krvvla is about to release their new (maxi) single. Keeping true to the tradition of one-letter album titles, the band named their upcoming track "T". This is krvvla’s 5th release since their formation in 2015. The track features a mixture of black and death metal that sounds more like a dialogue between the two subgenres rather than their fusion. The single is set to be released on July 5, 2019 and will be available on all music streaming platforms.

Check out the teaser right now:

krvvla is a three-piece instrumental black metal band based in Minsk, Belarus. Formed in 2015, the band has already released 4 EPs and shared the stage with such bands as HexisWiegedoodCeleste, andFuria. Even though they've been playing together for only 4 years, each of the band members has at least a decade of experience in playing in various local bands (Crown For the Rat KingCoatBarrowSen Deni,ScenarioChallenger Deep).


Many of the tracks on Obsession, the new album from Carry The Torch, were originally written in 2009/2010. Over the next few years, Philip (guitars) honed these raw gems into more coherent and melodic structures which form the base of the albums sound.

Philip (vocals) brought in Dennis to contribute towards lyrics and melody and together they continued to rewrite and rearrange the songs. Some songs were kept in their original form (Bow Down, Awakening), others were torn apart, rebuilt, rearranged and so on. For example, the track New Hell contains just one original riff from the old version, the rest was written in 2016. Most of the songs were made in a similar way, however, they did spend more time of arrangements, melodies and hooks this time to create the very best they were able to make which in their own opinion they achieved.

All guitars were recorded in his home studio by Philip. He also programmed all the drums for this particular release (Björn joined after the record already recorded and the bass was done by the groups old friend, Håkan Johansson.

Lyrically, the theme of the album became ‘fire’. In some songs this can be represented in a few words and in others such as The Scorching and Flame Of A 1000 Suns, the whole thing is based on the concept of fire rising from the ashes and also with some apocalyptic feelings to it.

The vocals were recorded at a studio in Mörbylånga, Öland, close to where Dennis was born, which made him feel at home and had a great deal of impact on the way everything came out. Carry The Torch are very proud of their efforts on Obsession have never been this excited to unleash their new album to an unsuspecting world.

Keep the flame burning and enjoy!

Obsession | Released July 2nd, 2019 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Obsession | 02. Bow Down | 03. A New Hell | 04. Die Standing | 05. Awakening | 06. The Scorching | 07. Flame Of A 1000 Suns | 08. Black Dog | 09. All Or Nothing | 10. Blackened Screams

Artwork by Amanda Louli | Produced by Philip Nilsson | Mixed by Philip Nilsson | Mastered by Magnus “Mankan” Sedenberg | All music by Philip Nilsson | All lyrics by Dennis Johansson

Carry The Torch are:
Dennis Johansson – Vocals | Philip Nilsson – Guitar | Victor Wahlstedt – Guitar | Björn Lindgren – Drums

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

ANGELES New Single Freedom Released Available For Streaming

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce  the release of the new single "Freedom" by the Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES, featuring Gwendolyn Casella, the band's new singer, on Lead Vocals! Now available worldwide, here:

Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset strip in Hollywood California they became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people twice and also played In-A-Godda_Da-Vida with Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly.

In 1984, Angeles performed at the Reseda Country Club, appearing with Bon Jovi. They have also shared a stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Ronnie James Dio, Jefferson Starship, Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Jack Russell’s “Great White”, The Tubes, Foghat, Y&T, Michael Schenker,and Dokken just to name a few of the legends of Rock N Roll. Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. In 1984. They were featured in the1985 September issue of Hit Parader magazine. A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” has been played on nationwide radio stations.

In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored to not only be featured on the program four times, but they were also the only band to ever have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations. Angeles has released 12 album (CDs) to date. On February 2019, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony. The band's new album will released on October 1st 2019 on Dark Star Records/Sony.
October 4th show, with ANGEL, will also be ANGELES' release party of the upcoming album, coming out on October 1st, 2019, via Dark Star Records! More information will be revealed soon!

ANGELES Summer/Fall tour dates:
July 20th - Petie's Place - Tarzana, CA
August 16th - Universal Bar And Grill, North Hollywood, CA
September 1st - Backyard Bash - Rainbow Bar - West Hollywood, CA
September 6th - Backstage Bar & Billards - Las Vegas, CA
September 7th - Barbary Coast Saloon - Murray, Utah
September 20th - Whisky A Go Go - w/TBA
October 4th - Whisky A Go Go w/ ANGEL

More information at:
Dark Star Records/Sony here:

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