Ah, Sunday. A day of rest, peace, quiet and contemplation. Hmm. Nah, stuff that. Let’s have some rock and metal to ease our way towards the start of the working week again!
Sabaton – “Swedish Pagans (live)”
With the UK tour underway and the Glasgow date so close I can taste it, here’s a sample of the live footage on offer on the band’s upcoming (March 4th) DVD release Heroes on Tour – which we’ve already been lucky enough to see.
John Coffey – “No House For Thee”
Noise-merchants John Coffey have a new EP out on March 11th called A House For Thee. Strangely the first single and video is the negative of that and focusses on the refugee crisis currently making the headlines. The band have this to say:
This is our new video for “No House For Thee”. It’s a song in which we want to make clear that when a brother or sister from afar needs help, we should offer it. The lyrics in the song can be quite harsh, being based on the tragedies which happen on our European seas. But if it represents anything at all, it is always a call for humanity. There should always be a house for those who lost their own.
We don’t want to criticise politicians or international organisations, but we want to let our heart speak: fellow human beings need proper help and a more human life. We raise our voice for humanity!
Hibria – “Ashamed”
Some Brazilian power metal now, with the new lyric video from Hibria. Their self-titled album – their fifth release – is out now on Test Your Metal Records.
It Lies Within – “Trust In Yourself”
Michigan metalcore fivesome It Lies Within recorded their live show at the recent Dirt Fest and used it as the basis for the video for “Trust In Yourself”. With some pervading electronic sounds, harsh and clean vocals, there’s quite a mix on here. Give it a whirl.
Surgical Meth Machine – “Tragic Alert”
Ministry main man Al Jourgensen’s new project, Surgical Meth Machine, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album recently. The self-titled offering, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen’s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso, will be released on April 15th worldwide. In support of the forthcoming album, Al has revealed a lyric video for new track, “Tragic Alert”.