ISIS reveal new album details, set release date

ISIS, the Los Angeles by way of Boston band, has set a May 5 release date for their anticipated new album, “Wavering Radiant” (Ipecac Recordings). The album, produced by Joe Baressi (Tool, Queens off The Stone Age), will see a limited edition vinyl version released on Apr. 21. Tool’s Adam Jones contributed guitar to two songs from the new release. More details soon.

Ballyrag – Where the Ocean Meets the 10 (CD)

Mixing the catchy rhythms of a jam band with the alternative sound of the mid-1990s, Ballyrag makes an album that is innocuous and bubbling with energy. Coming to the table with omnipresent bass guitar, Ballyrag first bands a good impression with individuals on “Sweet Things”. In this track, a surf rhythm is mixed with classical Spanish music to create a style that transcends the conventions of both the genres. “Johnny Adkins” follws up “Sweet Things”, and this is the beginning of where Raif starts to go in a verbal rut, only coming to prominence in this track for reaching the happy medium between rasp and smoothness that makes Mark Schultz so endearing. Moving quickly onto “Nothing Ever Changes”, a track which has nothing out of the ordinary besides the additional vocal ornamentations scattered through the song, Ballyrag have in the space of 4 songs reached the limits of their musical versatility. Continue reading “Ballyrag – Where the Ocean Meets the 10 (CD)”

‘Black Ships’ is the new album from Tokyo Black Star on Innervisions

“Black Ships” is the long-awaited debut album from the production warriors known as Tokyo Black Star. Led by New York and Tokyo-based international DJ Alex from Tokyo and Tokyo-based producer and engineer Isao Kumano, Tokyo Black Star are truly 21st century galactic artists. As their ship has advanced through the galaxy, meeting fellow travelers along the way, Tokyo Black Star have absorbed and translated influences from around the solar system and beyond. Their encounter with Dixon led to the “Psyche Dance EP” , the inaugural release for Dixon’s label Innervisions, their encounter with NYC based Japanese painter Tomokazu Matsuyama produced the beautiful artwork from this album, and with the sublime contributions from the poet Rich Medina and his subsonic voice, the album you have in your hands right now is the full declaration of the Tokyo Black Star state of mind. Continue reading “‘Black Ships’ is the new album from Tokyo Black Star on Innervisions”

‘Audiology’ is the debut album release from Kleinschmager Audio on RRYGULAR

Kleinschmager Audio is a studio project of Joern Kleinschmager (DJ, audio engineer) and Niklas Worgt (producer, liveact – Dapayk Solo, Marek Bois etc.). Both connected since the late 90s Kleinschmager and Worgt have constantly exchanged their thoughts, concepts and visions about sound in general and club music in detail. Merging the ideas of a long-time DJ with the experience of a studio producer is always a suspenseful undertaking. And often the outcome remains uncertain… But besides talking about music, performing at different venues and also organising their own events a studio project of Kleinschmager and Worgt has never been out of range. It was just a matter of time. Continue reading “‘Audiology’ is the debut album release from Kleinschmager Audio on RRYGULAR”

The Golden Filter – Tour with Presets + Music.

Some say there’s a disco revival in the air, about to sweep aside the current “stop n’ start” sounds of the indie electro scene and shower the nightlife, once again with the shimmering of a disco ball and the sexy synths and driving beats of a not so forgotten genre. Continue reading “The Golden Filter – Tour with Presets + Music.”

The Balls – Come Out Swingin’ (CD)

“Dog Eat Dog” starts off in a way that sounds more in tune with progressive metal than anything else heard in popular music lately. There are also nods to country-rock and a little bit of the earthy-punk that acts like Fugazi and Husker Du were known for; The Balls tell a tremendously detailed story with only three minutes of music, to start off “Come Out Swingin’”. The guitar is the main focus to “Come Out Swingin’”; Nick’s work on this disc should not only be seen as an amazing bit of guitar riffery but also as some of the most successful transference of guitars into a workable narrative. The diversity in which the band works under on “Come Out Swingin’” is something that cannot be paralleled; even as the tracks increase in times up to the near-seven minute runtime of “Last Ride”, the interest that individuals have in The Balls does not decrease. In a sense, the interest increases as the band is increasingly less constrained by a time component to their music. Continue reading “The Balls – Come Out Swingin’ (CD)”

Pendragon – cover artwork and tracklist of “Concerto Maximo” DVD revealed

As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release brand new DVD by Pendragon – “Concerto Maximo”. The legendary neo-prog rock band for once more visited the WyspiaÅ„ski Theater in Katowice, Poland, this time to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. With their outstanding performance, possibly one of the best the Polish audience had ever had a chance to witness, and with their line-up strengthened by the addition of a new drummer Scott Higham (also known from his past cooperation with Clive Nolan on the project Caamora), the band surely proved that they’re still a formidable force on the prog-rock scene! Continue reading “Pendragon – cover artwork and tracklist of “Concerto Maximo” DVD revealed”

Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me

An anthology about relationships written by guys sounds about as appealing as…well talking about relationships with guys. But thanks to a stellar list of authors – heavy on comedians like Jon Stewart, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Colbert and Will Forte – and the comedy-prone topic of getting dumped, makes the task that much more compelling. The essays are offered as lessons of sorts, far from practical, but extremely funny nonetheless. Continue reading “Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me”

Reigns deals in epic, daydream-dizzy atmospherics that send chills down the spine on debut album for Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Barzin).

Reigns deals in epic, daydream-dizzy atmospherics that send chills down the spine on debut album for Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Barzin). Continue reading “Reigns deals in epic, daydream-dizzy atmospherics that send chills down the spine on debut album for Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Barzin).”

Credo – British masters of neo-prog-rock – for the first time on DVD!

Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of the first DVD by Credo – British masters of neo-prog-rock often called „a lost gem from the early years of Marillion”. Continue reading “Credo – British masters of neo-prog-rock – for the first time on DVD!”