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Wyrd Ways Rock Show, 3rd December 2017

So here we are spinning rapidly towards the end of another year. 2017 is almost over, but The Wyrd Ways Rock Show is celebrating the dying embers of this year with another slab of quality Metal.

Not only do we have new stuff from such luminaries as Machine Head, Electric Wizard and Almanac, we’ve got Skarlett Riot snapping up Record Of The Week with a serious slab of quality called Regenerate and a celebration of His Infernal Majesty himself, Ville Valo, as he hangs up his mascara and puts H.I.M to bed for the last time.

Loads of other good stuff too.

What are you waiting for?

Press Play and turn it up LOUD!

Masqued

Masqued were formed in 2014 in Houston, Texas by guitarist Eric Halpern (Helstar, Leatherwolf), bassist Shane Dubose, and keyboardist Adam Rawlings, all formerly with local Houston, TX band, Z-Lot-Z.  Following the addition of keyboardist Adam Rawlings, drummer Jon Allen (ex-Testament/Sadus/Dragonlord), and guitarist Drew Creel (Meyvn), they embarked on an extensive search for a vocalist before finding Steffany Johnston.

Their debut album, The Light in the Dark, was produced by Juan Urteaga (Testament / Machine Head / Vicious Rumors) with additional tracking by Brian Baker (Toadies / Garbage) and was released digitally through Sleazy Rider Records (Greece) in early October, with the CD version following on the 13th.

The band has also released a video produced by Josh Vargas for the title track, The Light in the Dark:

 

Anarchaeon

Formed in 2015, Anarchaeon features vocalist Kaija Kinney, founder of Metalocalypstick Fest, the Canadian metal festival that celebrates women in metal, along with guitarist Clayton Bach, bassist Sylvain Maltais and drummer Steve “Machine” Richardo (ex-Messiah, ex-Green Jellÿ). With a band name playing off the word Anarchy, Anarchaeon are more of a Frankenstein of their various influences with their powerhouse of screams, catchy riffs and energetic heavy bass leads.

The quartet recently unleashed their new EP, Stratusfear last month.

Their first music video Etherous Claws directed by Markham Samuels and produced by Whitelf  Films, tells the story of Anarchaeon using the power of heavy metal to summon an ancient vampire from her slumber.

Kaija:

“This is our first music video so of course we are super stoked about it. We wanted to have a bit of a back story on the song in a more poetic way rather than literal. Our good friend with Whitelf Films did an amazing job getting our vision onto screen and looking sharp!  And for those checking out our EP, it’s basically a coming together of all four members. We had so much fun writing these songs. All four of us have very different music tastes so it was very interesting coming together with such chemistry and creating something that we were all stoked about. We are already gearing up for a full album!”

The Nearly Deads release new EP

Rising Nashville rock band The Nearly Deads have released their new EP, Revenge of the Nearly Deads, on vinyl, CD and digitally for purchase and stream via Kobalt Music.

The band are fans of movies, video games and other pop culture media and like to reference their favourites in their music, videos and merchandise. This is something their fans, who are referred to as “zombies”, love about them and it has helped them make a deeper connection to them. With that said, the band had viral success of their zombie-fuelled video for Never Look Back at over 7 million views!

TND have toured with bands In This Moment, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Stitched Up Heart, Eyes Set to Kill, and opened for Halestorm as well as All American Rejects. They have also played Warped Tour, Summer Fest, Rock Fest, Journeys Back Yard BBQ and Pride Fest.

Here’s a couple of new videos…

The Nearly Deads are:
Theresa Jeane – Vocals and Keys
Steven Tobi – Lead Guitar
Kevin Koelsch – Bass
Javier Garza Jr. – Rhythm Guitar
Josh Perrone – Drums

Statues release new single

Statues are a chaotic, progressive hardcore band from Perth, Western Australia.

Since their formation in 2009, Statues have become renowned for their extremely high energy stage presence and unforgiving rawness in their music.

In 2015 Statues released their debut record, Together We’re Alone.  Following the release of the album, Statues went through a line-up change.  The band approached an old friend and guest vocalist from the previous record; Alex Shom, who now has stepped up for lead vocals alongside Matt Unkovich on drums.

Unrest is the second single to be released from No Grave, No Burial which is set for self-release on 10th November 2017.  The single’s lyrics speak of a journey stricken with post traumatic stress disorder and severe anxiety.  Unrest is the result of repression.

Here’s what the band have to say about the new single:

Unrest takes place in the mind of the main character. After a series of events that left him heart broken and shaken, he now struggles with the process of continuing his journey alone. With the agonising guilt of feeling responsible for leaving loved ones behind and the graphic imagery of war, there is inner turmoil of panic and anger to conquer before moving forward to find safety from the conflict.”

Statues explore a new direction with this record, whilst maintaining a strong connection to their roots and increasingly making them one of the prominent live bands to see, within Australian heavy music. They have shared stages with the likes of Northlane, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die and many more…

Statues kept the recording process entirely in-house with the album produced and mixed by Matthew Templeman (Voyager, Make Them Suffer, Surroundings) and mastered by Matthew’s long-time collaborator, Simon Struthers (Paul Dempsy, The Love Junkies, The Decline). The production balances the chaos and contrast of the previous album, with a thicker and more atmospheric aesthetic and a reflective of the gut wrenching theme of this record.

Members
Alex Shom – Vocals
Scott Kay – Guitar
John Overthrow – Guitar
Matthew Templeman – Bass
Matt Unkovich – Drums

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 1st October 2017

I will admit that I did have moments of doubting that this edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show would ever see the light of day. The inspiration for getting it finished and uploaded was, at least in part, Primordial Radio. It was their launch party in York on 30th September. Going to that event (before crippling social anxiety meant we left early) reminded me why I do this.

Rock and Metal is hideously poorly served by the mass media. The stereotypical image of us is that of a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal. We all know that nothing could be further from the truth, but why let the truth get in the way of a good stereotype?

Anyway, I’ve been letting the show slip for a while. Tracking back, it probably goes back to when my level of medication was increased. I’m experimenting with dropping it and I seem to have retrieved a little of my drive to do things.

I know this probably should have been a blog post, but you who take the time to listen to the show deserve to know what’s going on and why I’ve been so bloody useless at getting these things done over the last couple of years.

What are you waiting for? There’s the download link for you to click on, by the picture!

Incidentally, you can also stream us on Mixcloud and the TuneIn radio app. Just go to their homepages and search for The Wyrd Ways Rock Show. Same applies if you want to follow us on Facebook, Reverbnation, Twitter or Instagram.

Dysnomia Post Video for Proselyte

São Paulo-based Death Metal/Thrash band Dysnomia have posted a new music video for Proselyte, the title track from the Brazilian band’s current album

The album, which was released on 15th January last year, is available on digital formats.

Click on this link to buy it from Amazon.

The video, which was directed and produced by Francis Fidélix and Luciano Moraes, can be watched here:

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 20th June 2017

I know, I know… another long gap.

But the best laid plans, and so on…

Anyway. Loads of new stuff, as usual, as well as a Cover version and some not new stuff.

Shall we get on with it?

The Doomsday Kingdom – Never Machine
Pyramaze – 20 Second Century
Varg – Götterdämmerung
Covered: Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son
Cydemind – What Remains
Vintersorg – Vinterstorm
Entrails – Serial Murder (Death Squad)
Spotlight: Arthemis – Electri-Fire
Shock Of The New: Vice – Greed
Shock Of The New: Hell’s Addiction – Backs To The Wall
Shock Of The New: Burning Witches – Creator Of Hell
Battle Beast – Beyond The Burning Skies
Kobra And The Lotus – TriggerPulse
Spotlight: Arthemis – Vortex
Orden Ogan – Fields Of Sorrow
Dream Evil – Sin City
Liv Sin – Black Souls
Dunsmuir – Our Only Master
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – Time For Bedlam
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – Get Me Outta Here
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – On Top Of The World
Spotlight: Arthemis – We Fight
Walpyrgus – The Dead Of Night
Mr Big – Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
Spinetingler: Manowar – Battle Hymn