• The Kut - 'I Don't Need Therapy' single (Criminal Records)

    5 apr 2015, 15:26 av criminalrecords

    The Kut release the 'I Don't Need Therapy' single and tour dates ahead of their EP release 'Rock Paper Scissors'.

    Listen here: I Don't Need Therapy (clean)

    The Kut - Rock Paper Scissors EP
    Releases 13.04.15 (Criminal Records)

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    1. I Want You Maniac
    2. Alekhine's Gun
    3. I Don't Need Therapy (clean)
    4. Bad Man

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    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The 2014 record saw immense support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, AXS, MTV-U, Putpat TV, Vevo and 16 cable channels across the USA.

    Their forthcoming 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the 'Make Up' EP, and includes horror pop halloween single 'I Want You Maniac'. Alekhine's Gun is second single from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, out 13th April. The Kut release their latest single 'I Don't Need Therapy' on Monday 6th April, which "is about rejecting the ill advice that people try to ram down your throat in the guise of helping you out." The track mixes riot grrrl grunge with contageous riffage and is soon to be accompanied by forthcoming video, produced by Mike Gripz (Boy Better Know / Frisco).

    The single is the third from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, with the full record scheduled for release on Monday 13th April via Criminal Records. The EP was again produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Def Leppard). Lead vocalist Maha postulated that Rock Paper Scissors "probably has the closest resemblance to the material we've been playing out on the live sets this last year".

    The debut single from the EP 'I Want You Maniac' was added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV.  These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Jim Gellatly's New Music Showcase among others. The EP has also been played out in the clubs including Club NME and Medication.

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  • Sekten7 - I Will Be Light (2015) review industrial metal

    5 mar 2015, 20:15 av fabrykamagazine

    Sekten7 - I Will Be Light (2015 version) |self-released, single, 2015| 4/5 industrial metal

    The band’s name as well as its influences are connected with spirituality. Take the soul's rebirth during a cycle known as karma, for example. Many cultures have identified an astral realm (named in Tibetan as Devachan) where the spirit rests after its mortal vessel ceases to be. This is not a place of permanence however, but a dimension where the spirit can 'recharge' its energies through bliss and joy before it reincarnates and before the cycle ends.
    Seven is a potent number relating to basic human chakras, deadly sins, stars and many others. Finally, the 'light' as featured in the song’s title, is considered as the beginning of everything (including life after death) but also the final destination, a source of unstoppable joy, and a spiritual messaging system too.

    With so many references and a guitar driven industrial vibe, 'I Will Be Light (2015 Version)' turned out pretty addictive. The overall composition is reminiscent of the well known simplistic 90s approach with a fair share of both and guitar driven arrangements of proper weight. The intro is expressed with dark ambient, then phat synth-based arrangements come into play, followed by mid-tempo drums. The core of the track is built upon low, chunky, repetitive guitar riffs and the drumming theme mentioned above.
    There are select moments within the song where silence is incorporated to contrast the sounds and where metal guitar & electro synth amplitudes were slightly changed. As a result, these parts are accented better and draw the ear's attention more.
    If heavier instrumental parts stand for the 'darkness', then the beautiful female voice casts the 'light' into the entire track. Listeners will spot that even though guitars are catchy enough, the vocal melody is of a traditional Arabic tone. 'Hizbollah' by Ministry or 'Temple of Love' by The Sisters of Mercy may be the closest matches to give you an idea of how it works here.
    There's a feel of math rather than rage when it comes to the songwriting audible in this track. The spirit arises from the atmosphere because the mood is dark, heavy, hypnotizing, and seductive. Both the atmosphere and the repetitions make "I Will Be Light (2015 version)" a very memorable track.

    Daniel, who's currently the sole member of Sekten7 has been in industrial/metal bands for a long time. He played all instruments on the track but also produced, mixed, and mastered it. He has been looking for a vocalist and plans on making new Sekten7 songs in the near future.

    Many so called Lightworkers around the world have been reporting daily that the Earth energy grid has finally begun changing from the old 'me first' 3D patterns to the 'all is one' 5D type. Therefore, you may want to tune in also through this music; not just switching to somewhat corny New Age serenades but a solid heavy metal vibe as well. In any case, let the light-the spirit guide you as it neither knows boundaries nor judgment.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, March 5th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)

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  • melodic DIRT album review experimental rock 2015

    16 feb 2015, 13:43 av fabrykamagazine

    melodic DIRT - melodic DIRT |self-released, 2015| 4/5 experimental rock

    1. Another Day In The Life, 2. I'd Like To Fly, 3. Sounding For Me, 4. Out Of This World, 5. Away From My, 6. Falling, 7. From The Ground

    Here's the debut solo album of multi-instrumentalist Joe. His compositions are inspired by various music styles ranging from rock, grunge, metal and jazz, including bands like Deftones, Korn, Soundgarden, Nirvana, but also great instrumentalists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jackie McLean, Theloniuos Monk, John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Some of you may catch a few melodic and vocal lines comparable to The Young Gods' tunes as well. This interesting mix results in music that by no means makes for easy-listening, but remains original and intriguing, despite the multitude of influences.

    The material has undoubtedly been written for vocals and moods, actually one specific mood I'll elaborate below on. The instrumental parts played on drums, guitar and bass were added in the background, fitting between compositional parts very well. The lyrics are uttered in a spoken, languid manner rather than sung. If you however, imagined Joe as an opera singer and his tracks as classical, emotional compositions, you'd also picture him singing aloud rather than seemingly reciting poetry. Joe's rough voice is unmistakable and therefore, it is a large part of his potential. Just after a few tracks it will imprint itself into your mind, dominating the compositions along with dirty guitar vibrations.

    There are a lot of unclean tunes here, interspersed with melodies. The atmosphere brought by down-tuned bass and guitars is ponderous, lethargic. There's very little life, almost no energy, dynamics, or power on this album, but these songs were not written for such purpose at all. If you listen closely to the vocals, they do push their own melody into heavy compositions. This happens already in the two opening tracks - "Another Day In The Life" and "I'd Like To Fly".

    Most of the tracks on melodic DIRT last a bit over 3 minutes, which normally could be perceived as short. Here though, since the same arrangements repeat often and the overall mood is heavy, these songs sound as if they were prolonged. The guitar is sometimes employed to introduce a lighter, vibrating and memorable motif between all the other instruments, as it is in "Sounding For Me".

    When you get to "Out Of This World", you may have an impression that Joe was loosely improvising here, but there are a few specific, repetitive lines within the composition. The vocals are raspy and almost resonating. While listening to "Away From My", you'll notice a neurotic bass line which dominates the vocals at first. Joe doesn't use the typical intro-verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus-outro structure. He uses a lot of verses with occasional bridges. This track is a good example of his creativity in that respect.

    When it comes to "Falling", this is indeed a free fall yet based on wisely planned arrangements. An initially annoying, high-pitched synth brings a looped melody thanks to which your ear will mainly focus on the melody instead of the grungy tunes introduced by the guitar-and-vocals combo. This follows the technique already used in "Sounding For Me", but expressed through a guitar there.

    The last track on the list, "From The Ground", sounds the heaviest and most apathetic at the same time. One could say that it describes the process of slitting veins and observing the dripping blood and escaping life, but make sure your reading of this track is not so dramatic. The drumbeats are arrhythmic, while the guitar only marks stops and makes another line of rhythm. There are many asynchronous, atonal sounds and little harmonious arrangements. Trust me, though - everything done on purpose.

    To sum up, not everyone expects music to be cheerful, swift or pleasant for the ear. Despite of its quite chaotic, slow and extended song structures, the individual formula of traditional industrial or drone metal music presented by bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten, SPK, Godflesh, Earth or Sun O))) has turned out to be inspirational for many listeners and performers. It is all about understanding the sound. If you're looking for a tune which a commercial radio station may not play, then melodic DIRT album is what you need. And here's exactly what Joe is winning you over with - not virtuosity but originality, because not many of you will be able to admit that they'd heard identical tunes before.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, February 15th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)

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  • Rock/Metal Albums I Got In 2015

    14 feb 2015, 23:29 av metalhead61484

    Battle Beast - Unholy Savior

    Napalm Death - Apex Predator – Easy Meat

    Papa Roach - F.E.A.R

    Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha/Juggernaut: Omega

    Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror

    Ensiferum - One Man Army

    All That Remains - The Order of Things

    Of Mice & Men - Restoring Force: Full Circle

    While She Sleeps - Brainwashed

    Korpiklaani - Noita

    Coal Chamber - Rivals

    Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus

    Cradle of Filth - Hammer of the Witches

    Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed

    Unleash the Archers - Time Stands Still

    Ironsword - None but the Brave

    To/Die/For - Cult

    Milking the Goatmachine - Goatgrind

    Being As An Ocean - Being as an Ocean

    Lindemann - Skills in Pills

    Ruthless - They Rise

    StormHammer - Echoes of a Lost Paradise

    Hammer King - Kingdom of the Hammer King

    Alesana - Confessions

    All Time Low - Future Hearts (Deluxe Edition)

    Amor's Arrows - Power of The True Endless Love

    As It Is - Never Happy, Ever After

    Blackwelder - Survival of The Fittest

    Broadway - Contexture: Gods, Men, & The Infinite Cosmos

    Civil War - Gods & Generals

    Dance Gavin Dance - Instant Gratification

    Dethlehem - Destroyers of the Realm

    Emery - You Were Never Alone

    Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep

    Eskimo Callboy - Crystals

    Fall Out Boy - American Beauty / American Psycho

    Falling in Reverse - Just Like You (Deluxe Edition)

    From First to Last - Dead Trees

    Fronzilla - Party People's Anthem

    GrooVenoM - Pink Lion

    Hinder - When The Smoke Clears

    Hollywood Undead - Day of The Dead

    I Am King - Solidarity

    In Hearts Wake - Skydancer

    It Prevails - Perdition

    Jonny X Kyle X Midnite - The Blueprint For Going In Circles

    Oceans Ate Alaska - Lost Isles

    Palisades - Mind Games

    The Persuaded - Broken & Reborn

    Royal Quest - The Tale of Man

    Seasons Change - Please Don't Leave

    Shattered Sun - Hope Within Hatred

    Silverstein - I Am Alive In Everything I Touch

    Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

    Sleeping with Sirens - Madness (Deluxe Edition)

    Stormhold - Battle of the Royal Halls

    The Story So Far - The Story So Far

    Tear Out the Heart- Dead, Everywhere

    Thorbjorn Englund - From the Wilderness

    Too Close To Touch - Never Endings

    Visigoth - The Revenant King

    10 Years - From Birth To Burial
  • The Blackmail Seduction - War At Home rock review

    15 jan 2015, 10:50 av fabrykamagazine

    The Blackmail Seduction - War At Home (song review) |The Rocks Recordworks, The Blackmail Seduction, 2013| 5/5 hard rock

    The Blackmail Seduction quartet writes music in two American cities - Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Their self-titled debut album includes 7 tracks and ends with a memorable ballad, "War At Home".

    Home should be, by definition, a safe place filled with positive atmosphere which allows for resting and enjoying one's space. On the surface, this track seems to speak of a frustrating situation when there's a home war between family members. However, the subjects are not specified in the song, meaning the 'war' could easily represent any personal struggle.

    Musically, "War At Home" begins with a stimulating combo built from the bass (Mike Mennell), guitars (Troy Hardy, Jess McClellan) and subdued drums (Blair Sinta). These are then joined by rather high sounding vocals by Jess McClellan. Listeners will definitely pay attention to very well written arrangements which leave enough space for both vocal and instrumental parts. The chorus however, is kept in a brighter alt-rock tune thanks to vocals, yet it is still supported with heavier hard rock arrangements in the background.

    At times, the aforementioned instrumental parts break away from the vocals which is always a desired method of building a mood. Previously heard verse-chorus arrangements repeat, but they are then followed by a new addition - a soloing lead guitar backed with non-distracting keyboards (both by Hardy). It is an epic solution making the likes of Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple so touching since such composition opens up space for listeners' imagination to roam free. A 'crying' guitar adds a strong and emotional accent to these arrangements. Thus, the mood takes over thanks to a very beautiful yet powerful part of the song which hard rock fans will truly admire.
    The track's final part sounds very professional, with the guitar and keyboard having the last word in the composition.

    When it comes to production, it's kept on not so clean or deep but rather 'analogue' levels, quite typical for 70s hard rock music due to the gear used back then. Apparently, the band also prefers this style, though to me a deeper dimension & cleaner sound could have been utilized as well to make the best of modern mixing consoles.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, January 6th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)


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  • The Exits Debut Album - Out Monday 1st December

    28 nov 2014, 17:41 av criminalrecords

    Listen to the album here: The Exits (Criminal Records)

    Like it? Give it a heart here and let other people hear it!

    1. Let The Damage Begin 

    2. You Gotta Help Me Out 

    3. The Fear Inside 

    4. Life Lines 

    5. Fever 

    6. Dead On Arrival 

    7. How Long is Forever 

    8. I Wanna Know 

    9. Fall From Grace 

    10. Tears 

    11. Smoke In The Room 

    12. Broken Smile 

    13. Trip 

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  • Argonaut 'TV' - Out Mon 24th Nov - Listen here!

    14 nov 2014, 13:53 av criminalrecords

    'TV' is the debut single from the second Argonaut 'TRY'.

    Out Monday 24th November on Criminal Records
    Listen here: TV

    Like it? Then give it a heart on this link and help more people hear it!

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  • Remarkable records at

    19 nov 2014, 18:10 av roterkobold

    This is only a list of records I found out so far:

    1. 14.916 Mic_28 (20 January 2015)
    2. 11.649 Turkishunicorn2 (19 November 2014)

    Scrobbled Artists
    1. 274.675 efoja_87 (22 February 2015)
    2. 144.159 Alainn (22 February 2015)
    3. 59.372 TLFKAI (4 April 2015)
    4. 53.494 Jd_Jd_Jd (22 February 2015)

    Do you know about other records? Tell me!

    Revision: 4 April 2015
    (To be continued...)
  • While U Were Out - It's Always You 2014 rock

    9 nov 2014, 17:24 av fabrykamagazine

    While U Were Out - It's Always You (song review) |self-released, 2014| 4/5

    while u were out (also known as TWPHMusic) is a composing and recording British duo founded in 2013 and consisting of Trevor Wiles (keyboards) and Paul Hadler (vocals & guitar). Both musicians however, have already been writing music collectively for over 10 years.

    While U Were Out’s debut single titled 'It's Always You' was released in mid-2014. It’s a pop-rock song with hit potential. It begins with a grungy-dirty rhythm guitar riff that is soon joined by another riff, tuned up higher to build a contrast. Drums and bass come next. The vocals are rather high, clear, initially quite gentle, getting emotional in choruses.

    Most listeners prefer music they've already heard before in terms of melodies or arrangements. Thus, they are more eager to learn about and buy songs recorded in a style similar to the ones they already know. The composition and arrangements here were written with a classical approach. This kind of songwriting has resulted in an easy listening song. 'It's Always You' turned out reasonably short - it makes for an excellent radio, movie trailer or TV ad track. The rhythm however, is the same for verses and choruses. With a bit of additional diversity, slightly more intriguing arrangements could have been created. The atmosphere is light and friendly, possibly directed towards the teenage listeners, though it’s not definitely a teen-chart-product type of song.
    The production is very good and underlines the importance of vocals and guitars at first, while drums and bass are placed in the background. This way, the song sounds more emotional rather than heavy, yet it keeps being rhythmic.

    While U Were Out write music for other bands as well, not limiting themselves to pop or rock alone. It is worth mentioning that Pink Floyd's Nick Mason played drums on their track called 'Loves Forever'.
    If you're looking for non-intrusive music that talks about relationships between people, this single is certainly for you.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, November 9th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
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  • Hadesband in iTunes

    28 okt 2014, 00:39 av hadesband