Australian alternative rock group Vacant Image have released a new single from their forthcoming album Sister Anxiety due for release via Sliptrick Records on July 16th. Here’s the band brief and typically succinct description; “Penny is 3rd track on the album Sister Anxietyby Vacant Image. Penny for your thoughts? This track will send you into a dreamy universe with nothing but you and your thoughts.”
Sister Anxiety | Released July 16th 2019 via Sliptrick Records
Vacant Image are: Josh Vanek – Vocals/Guitar | James Barwick – Drums | Andrew Gilbert – Bass
Guitarist of the Power / Progressive metal band Soul Of Steel since 2009, he has recorded the second album of the band "Journey To Infinity"produced by Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine, Deathless Legacy) and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The full length was released in 2013 for Bakerteam Records. Session man for the Symphonic metal band Elegy Of Madness, supporting them for the third album "New Era" with some dates in Italy and Europe. He is currently working on his first solo album titled"Zeitgeist" produced at the Reverse Music Studio in Taranto and in post-production at the Rogue Studios in London. The whole album will see the voice of Giacomo Voli (Rhapsody Of Fire, Teodasia).
On Hidden Voices, the new EP from Italians The Last Sound Revelation released worldwide via Sliptrick Records, the group talk about sound as a revealing instrument of sensations and emotions and as an alternative language to images or text (the bands logo defers from the usual stylization of a band’s name in favor of an archaic symbolism where the letters T, L, R become the hieroglyphics, ┌, └, ┌ and universal where the S, in its braille form, underlines the evocative power of music).
Linked to this overall vision is music which, starting from a concept free from any scheme, viscerally binds itself to the sensations and emotions of the moment and then harnesses them and evokes them in the form of images or flashbacks of a dream world in which they mix together creating precisely the revelation of the last sound.
Track by track: (by The Last Sound Revelation) The songs contained on Hidden Voices were formed from a combination of imagination, sound poetry and dream image. Voices that no longer have the tools to express themselves and that are transported, almost embodied, by the notes of songs like The Odd, a piece capable of leading the listener into a maze of eccentricities that make up everyday life on earth and which, through sudden changes of rhythm and melody, wants to express all the insecurity due to those oddities.
There are small details, almost insignificant for many, which are told through the most imposing sounds of Centaurus and which are strongly linked to the discovery of an agricultural wreck halfway around the fields near Rome. The Centaurus tractor is now only a rusted, abandoned carcass, that cannot tell its story because without a master, but it is also a symbol of time gone by and of the continuous change of human society.
Canonae, through its circular shape or “palindroma”, is the musical representation of the concept whereby any form of communication, whether gestural, vocal or sound, follows symbologies, or objective rules, to which all must refer to understand.
In Insights In The Meanwhile, references return to bucolic and dreamlike images that, recalled through the extended time of a ballad, wants to guide the listener on a long journey, through desolate places, to rediscover their own mind.
Still talking about silent voices, Doublebirth Lullaby is dedicated to the birth of two very special children for the group that over the years has become like a family. At the time of the creation of the piece, our intent was to give voice to the sensations of the two future parents (Tiziano and Francesco) and impress them indelibly in a passage with a strongly melodic and variegated character. Doublebirth Lullaby, however, is also a way of giving voice to those who still have no voice, to those hidden voices that will soon air to the world, to those to whom we bequeath our muted album of words but full of real life.
Hidden Voices | Released on July 5th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Track Listing: 01. The Odd | 02. Centaurus | 03. Canonae | 04. Insights In The Meanwhile | 05. Doublebirth Lullaby
Recording sessions were carried out at ‘Hombrelobo’ Studios with the supervision of Mr. Fabio “Reeks” Recchia in the role of sound engineer and artistic producer for the whole process. Mixing and Mastering final steps were completed over Summer 2018.
The Last Sound Revelation are: Francesco Salvitti – Guitar | Niccolò Sbernadori – Bass | Tiziano De Sante – Drum | Massimiliano Forlani – Guitar
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
Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS have teamed up with Birrificio Pløtegher to launch the band's own beer, entitled "New Temptation"!
"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!!"
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!