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Experimental Carnatic Musician KAPIL SESHASAYEE Releases Debut Album “A Sacred Bore” & Announces UK + Canadian Tour

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Glaswegian art rock prodigy Kapil Seshasayee has released the debut LP “A Sacred Bore” through Liverpool based label Loner Noise. The concept album, upbraiding the caste system in India, is out digitally and on CD format on 14th September 2018. The deluxe 12″ vinyl version will see its worldwide release on 14th December, 2018.

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“Through noisy clips and dipping in and out of traditional rock and drum machine-aided rawness, A Sacred Bore is tied together by Seshasayee’s wistful, anguished voice.”, notes Rolling Stone India with an advance streaming of “A Sacred Bore” in its full.

“A Sacred Bore is my debut LP and an exploration of caste-based oppression in its many guises, both native and in diaspora. Through a distillation of Carnatic musical heritage, serrated guitar architecture and textural electronic flourishes inspired by the likes of FKA Twigs, I tackle topics such as the alliance of Hindu Nationalism with the alt-right, honour killings and mis-appropriation of activist writings by upper-caste Hindus.”

– Kapil Seshasayee

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Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining Big Black style drum machine beats with Carnatic guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.

A Sacred Bore — a concept album based around India’s caste system — is a piercing examination of the abusive treatment towards lower caste Indians aiming to raise awareness of countless barbaric practices still prevalent among South Asian communities both in India and in diaspora. Having already been featured in noted publications The Quietus & The Guardian, Kapil was recently on air with Bobby Friction on the BBC Asian Network, as a featured BBC Introducing Artist. Building upon the narrative of prior singles The Agitprop, A Sacred Bore, & Caustic Wit, Kapil expands on the issues, from the often-overlooked connections between the American far-right and upper-caste Indians to honour killings committed in diaspora which continue to be under-reported.

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A tour is underway in different cities across the UK and Germany to support this album. The ongoing tour will reach Canadian territory in November, 2018

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

UK:

09/08 @ Vulture Lounge – Aberdeen, UK

09/14 @ Drop The Dumbulls Gallery – Liverpool, UK

09/15 @ Fuel Cafe – Manchester, UK

09/16 @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK

09/17 @ The Old England – Bristol, UK

09/18 @ St James Wine Vaults – Bath, UK

09/19 @ Chunk – Leeds, UK

09/20 @ 1 In 12 Club – Bradford, UK

10/19 @ Cumberland Arms – Newcastle, UK

12/14 @ Leith Depot – Edinburgh, UK

12/15 @ Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK

GERMANY:

09/10 @ Geyger Art Gallery – Berlin, DE

09/11 @ Ostxxx – Leipzig, DE

CANADA:

11/04 @ Baby G – Toronto, CA (19+)

11/05 @ The Casbah – Hamilton, CA

11/06 @ The Rec Room – London, CA

11/07 @ Warehouse – St Catherine’s, CA

11/09 @ Black Squirrel – Ottawa, CA

11/10 @ TBA – Montreal, CA

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Kapil has performed across the UK alongside a raft of great and innovative acts such as Raghu Dixit, Damo Suzuki, Victor Villarreal & Future of the Left in addition to festival appearances at this year’s Wrong Festival, Decolonise Fest & Glasgow Mela. He has developed a reputation as an engrossing and engaging live performer, producing his stunning arrangements alone with a variety of instruments and tools at his disposal.

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AMORIELLO Reveals First Teaser for Self-Titled Album Via H42 Record

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Neo-Classical Hard Rock Project AMORIELLO–launched by renown guitarist, educator, and author Tom Amoriello and featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, TNT, Loudness, Dokken, Impellitteri, and Cacophony–has released a teaser for their self-titled LP, a 12 inch vinyl due out December 2018 via H42 Records. The first single, “Battle Song” (a tribute to metal legand Ronnie James Dio), is slated to release on 9/28.

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“AMORIELLO represents emotional songwriting with world class musicianship from metal legends. From power ballads to neo-classical shred instrumentals, it was so fulfilling to explore this range of music that I have admired over the years and has inspired me as a guitarist. I would like to thank all of the musicians involved on the project for bringing their “A” Game!!!. It was an honor. Hope to see you live in 2019!”
– Thomas Amoriello
Guitarist & Lyricist

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Members:

Guitar – Thomas Amoriello
Vocals – Nick Z Marino (Yngwie Malmsteen), Mark Boals (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Mike Vescera (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)
Bass – James Amelio Pulli (Impellitteri), Neil Murray (Ex Whitesnake), Phil Soussan (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Bjorn Englen (Ex Quiet Riot)
Drums – Vinny Appice (Ex-Dio), Kenny Stavropoulos (Ex-Le Mans), Shane Gaalaas (Ex-MSG), John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen), Atma Anur (Ex-Cacophony)
Keys – Michael Troy (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen)

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Thrash Metal Titans Anialator Drop New EP Rise to Supremacy

Don’t call this a comeback. This is a remanufactured battle beast rebuilt from the ground up to assault your senses.  With a new EP entitled Rise to Supremacy Anialator has crafted the best songs of their career and with a line up as solid as steel they are ready to take on the future on a global scale. Originally formed in 1986, Anialator went on hiatus in the nineties as members started families and moved on to other musical projects. When appeals from fans to reunite came through the band’s social media accounts, bassist Alex Dominguez contacted the original singer, Mark Arispe, to organize the next phase of Anialator’s sonic journey. “The magic of the internet built us a cult following,” says Alex. “People were interested in seeing us dominate the stage again.” Although Mark was ultimately not able to continue with the project, Alex spearheaded a search for a group of musicians who could carry Anialator into the 21st century.

Now with a heavier sound, Anialator has released a five-track EP entitled Rise to Supremacy, which has bridged the gap between the late-eighties take on thrash, and contemporary reinterpretations of metal by a younger generation. Alex explains, “Kids are digging it. We’re getting a lot of younger fans at our shows. It sounds funny, but it’s their older brothers or their dads that have our record in their collection. They discovered us through them.” Although Anailator’s roots are planted firmly in the past, their sound has adapted to be relevant to both original fans and the younger generation alike.

The self-produced EP was mixed by Chris Marshall and released via Madrid-based metal label Xtreem Music. Shortly after its release, Anialator earned a spot on Combat Records’ compilation Combat Bullets Vol. 1.0 and wrote a brand new song, “Dead World Spiral,” especially for the release. “We ended up writing that song almost on the spot since we had just released our EP and didn’t have any new material to submit to them,” says Alex. The positive reception from both the EP and compilation single has laid the foundation for an upcoming full-length album. Alex reveals, “We have over a dozen songs that haven’t taken form yet; they’re just ideas. Once we clean them up and each put our own fingerprint on it, they’ll come alive. They’re just waiting for us to start working on them and nailing them out.”

The band has a no-holds-barred writing style to dive into the soul of the music. The members push each other to extremes to extract the raw essence of each song. Alex explains, “In the studio, we’re like vultures over a dead body. If it sounds like shit, we’ll tell them to do it again. We’re constantly poking and pushing each other’s buttons to the point that they’re so pissed off, the sound we’re looking for comes out.”

Anialator is:

Angel Gonzalez – Vocals

Alex Dominguez – Bass

Roland Torres – Guitar

Armando Valadez – Guitar

OJ Landa – Drums

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https://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/rise-to-supremacy

The Hunger Artist Drop New EP “uh…” and Music Video for “Gotta Live a Life”

Alt-Rockers The Hunger Artist (Who made a big splash when they started selling Kanye West themed toilet plungers) have a new 3 song EP entitled “Uh. . . “ and a music video for the single “Gotta Live a Life” all cooked up fresh and ready for you to consume. “Uh. . . “ features three exceptionally catchy and excellently crafted earworms “Gotta Live a Life”, “i k​(​no) i don’t k​(​no)” and “Darling Please”.

On “Uh. . . “ songwriter Travis Moor combines playful jingles, driving rhythms, and catchy hooks to create a unique sound filled with personal and philosophical contradictions. An example of Moor’s lyrical style from “Darling Please”: “we’re admirable people, you and i. the world is a stupid, silly place. . . try your best not to drown out there. i wish you nothing less than all the love in the world.”

The music video for “Gotta Live a Life” features the legendary Little Fyodor as main character and he plays the part with his usual unusual style which fits perfectly with the groove of “Gotta Live a Life”. https://youtu.be/Kqc93QoyVFQ

What critics are saying about The Hunger Artist:

“The music is creative and accessible, cathartic and fun, complicated and simple.” – Josh Johnson, The Denver Post, The Know

“H.a. teeters between a playfully punk attitude, pop-like beats, and a general quirkiness that does not fit any mold.” – Jura Daubenspeck, The Bolder Beat

 

The Kanye West Toilet Plunger Story:
http://www.westword.com/music/the-hunger-artist-will-sell-toilet-plungers-with-kanye-wests-face-on-them-10202000

The Hunger Artist:
Travis Moor: Guitar and Vocals
Stefan Short: Drums
Colin Fausnaugh: Bass Guitar
Hunter Fausnaugh: Keys

Visit The Hunger Artist Online:
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Bourbon Brawlers Drop New Album “Befriend Your Sins” and Video for “Irish Yoga”

Denver’s DIY Irish folk-punks Bourbon Brawlers just dropped their new 10 song album Befriend Your Sins and a music video for the single “Irish Yoga”.  The 7 piece outfit is the Colorado flag bearer for working class folk-punk angst and heart with songs about drinking, revolution, friends no longer with us and more drinking. The album is loose, festive, and full of great punk jams with an overall theme of having fun while you can. Befriend Your Sins has 8 songs streaming online with a bonus 2 tracks (“Whiskey Souls” and “Kevin and Bob.”) only available on the physical copy of the album.

As a testament to brotherhood bond of the Bourbon Brawlers and the importance their music is to them Damien the drummer suffered through a horrific event just days prior to the album release party for Befriend Your Sins and survived by sheer will and the love of family, friends and band mates. While taking a smoke break at work Damien was randomly and viciously stabbed 5 times by a raging psychopath. 8 days later he skipped out of the hospital to play the album release party. Then he returned to the hospital to finish healing up because he still had a blood clot in his lung. That is about as die hard punk rock as you can get.

Befriend Your Sins Track Listing:

Revolution

Never

Irish Yoga

Light It Up

U.N.P.C.

The Legend of Shorts McGraw

Weight of the World

Backseat

Bonus Tracks: Whiskey Souls and Kevin and Bob

 

Bourbon Brawlers:

Damien – drums

Snoopy – stand-up bass

Rusty – washboard and vocals

Scott – banjo

Tom – mandolin

Raul – harmonica and vocals

Mike – guitar and vocals

 

“Irish Yoga” Video: https://youtu.be/eyaGxDin2NY

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/4z7nOrwgSGxqIoTdDurcn0?si=EYSzKfjITKCEGvIgyhY3Eg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bourbonbrawlers/?hl=en

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Bourbonbrawlers/

RED DEVIL VORTEX Releases ‘Something Has To Die’ EP

LA Based Metal Rock Band RED DEVIL VORTEX has released their highly anticipated new EP, Something Has To Die. It features five original songs that bring a great listening experience with high energy guitar riffs, chaotic melodies, and a strong message about strife and survival while facing your demons.

“We’ve been working on this EP for a long time and it’s finally out! Making this record was a lot of fun and we’re happy with how solid it sounds and I hope people can relate to it and enjoy the music too!” – Gabriel Connor

Click HERE to Download ‘Something Has to Die’

Track List:
1. Undaunted
2. The Devil’s Place
3. Something Has To Die
4. The Fallen
5. Villains And Kings

Red Devil Vortex is a band from Los Angeles, CA, brought to life in 2016 by Gabriel Connor (Lead vocals / bass), Pablo Kravicz (Guitars / vocals) and Iago Marcondes (Drums / vocals).

With the intention of creating a bombastic atmosphere through the music, visuals and live performances, Red Devil Vortex has its kick start with the release of the first single, “THE FALLEN”, in October of 2016, followed by several live performances in Los Angeles and SoCal area, sharing the stage with artists like Uli Jon RothDayshellSaliva and I Am Morbid.

Forging a solid partnership with producer and songwriter Augustus Cryns (Butcher BabiesAnti-FlagWestfield Massacre) after having worked together on “THE FALLEN”, the band entered the studio once again in November of 2017 to record their first EP.

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VENDETTA RED Release Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘Quinceañera’

Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has released the official lyric video for their single, “Entantado,” off of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, via Cleopatra Records. VENDETTA RED is also finishing up their tour with PUDDLE OF MUDD through April.

Click HERE to Download Quinceañera on iTunes

Vendetta Red with Puddle Of Mudd Tour Dates:
04/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
04/28 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/29 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

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