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Following their previous album ‘Kentucky’ which reached #5 in the UK Top 10 Album Chart in 2016, Kentucky’s favourite arena rockers return with another relentless dose of hard riffing rock on their 6th studio album ‘Family Tree’, out on April 20, 2018 on Mascot Records. ‘Kentucky’ reached their highest ever charting positions across Europe and Top 40 in the US, which cemented them even further in the hearts of music lovers across the globe. ‘Family Tree’ was again recorded and produced by the band themselves in Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky in the same way and same place as their eponymous debut album, which broke the band out of the small Southern town and onto the world stage. It’s their blend of heart on sleeve lyrics, hard rocking riffs, Southern rock grooves and huge choruses that have seen them go from club shows to 12,000 capacity venues. ‘Family Tree’ also features Southern Rock icon Warren Haynes. They have toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Chickenfoot, Alter Bridge, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Nickelback, Rival Sons, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, Shinedown and Airbourne. You want hypnotic melodies? Thunderous rhythms? Blistering solos? Infectious hooks? Fist in the air anthems? You’ve got it all over ‘Family Tree’.
20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE, their first album in four years that’s due out April 27 via BMG and marking their debut on the label.
Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015’s Ire—Parkway Drive’s most successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. Like each album released since the band formed in 2002, Ire has been certified gold in their homeland of Australia; it also helped fuel their recent dominance at European festivals and won critical praise from outlets like Kerrang (who hailed Ire as a “fascinating album”). But while Ire brought Parkway Drive’s uncompromising artistry to bold new levels, Reverence pushes their creative ambition even further.
Start your engines, ladies and gentlemen: nothing`s off limits for these Welsh ragga rock / metal pioneers Skindred and their seventh album Big tings! Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses. Big songs, big sound! Check out the new single ‘Machine‘ (featuring vocals by Reef frontman Gary Stringer and guitars by Phil Campbell of Motörhead). The track is so infectious, that none other than former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson had to nab it as an intro and outro theme to his own TV show "Cars That Rock"! Catch Skindred and that infamous Newport helicopter action live on a full U.K. tour in April 2018 with special guests CKY – more dates coming soon.
The pioneers of an ever-evolving metal scene, TesseracT, are set to release their fourth studio album entitled Sonder. The album adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the abrasive and progressive tone from their first two records with the accessibility of Polaris. It also includes field recordings submitted by the band's online fan base, giving an insight into the complex and varied lives of others; a theme which is also referenced in the artwork, designed by bassist Amos Williams, and the wider concept of self-identity within a population full of complex and vivid lives. For the first time, TesseracT acquired the talents of a choir for their album, produced and conducted by Randy Slaugh and recorded at Soularium Studios, Utah. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, and engineered by the band and mastered by Acle Kahney.