Album News: Diamond Head / Frenzy / NNRA / Morass of Molasses

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Diamond Head

NWOBHM pioneers Diamond Head are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label: Silver Lining Music. The label’s statement reads:

We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing Diamond Head to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with Diamond Head’s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th2019. We are proud to offer you, the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

  • 21st June – Hellfest, France
  • 25 –28th July – Camp Bestival, UK
  • 25–27th July – Rock & Blues Festival, UK
  • 24th August – Stonedeaf Festival, UK
  • 19th October – Hammersmith Apollo, UK*
  • 20th October – O2 Apollo Manchester, UK*
  • 7-10th November – Hard Rock Hell Festival, Great Yarmouth, UK
  • 29th November – Winter Storm, Scotland, UK

* Supporting Saxon


Blind Justice, the debut album from heavy metal torchbearers and comic book fanatics Frenzy is out now on CD format via Underground Power Records. The album was released on all major digital platforms on February 4 and can be streamed in its entirety below.

Self-admitted heavy metal and comics fanatics and fronted by U.S. born singer Anthony Stephen, Frenzy has successfully created a fresh approach to the traditional style accompanied by great lyrics focused on comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, From Hell, The Killing Joke, Silver Surfer, X-Men, and others. This band truly is the perfect union of heavy metal and comics, combining the “larger than life” and epic aspects of heavy metal with those of the comic book classics, as well as the urban culture common to both worlds. Those elements together form the Frenzy universe.

The graphic artwork of Mike Mora (Heavy Metal Magazine) and Javier Pastor (Evil Rite) on Blind Justice (complete with 16-page booklet in comic book style) is the perfect match for this music, resulting in a holistic listening experience.


Paris-based industrial/post-black metal project NNRA returns with breathtaking new album NNRA Incarne this April on vinyl and digital.

In the studio, NNRA is the brainchild of Louis Lambert (DDENT). On stage, he surrounds himself with various musicians and video projections created and performed live by Sébastien Mathieu. NNRA provide an intense, immersive experience that fuses post-metal, black metal and indus. The outfit previously shared the stage with Amenra (watch full set here), Furia, Au-Dessus and performed at Rock In Bourlon festival (watch full set here).

New album NNRA Incarne illustrates an old Arab tale about incarnation. In the old days, there was no color, gardens were grey and nightingales were silent. Yet one day, a nightingale fell in love of a rose, and loved it so much that he wanted to embody it. He squeezed it so tightly to his chest, that the rose threw a thorn into his heart. His red blood spread and gave color to the roses, and thereafter to the world, while his piercing cries of pain gave nightingales the ability to sing.

It is a poem about love, the creation of life, when one loves something so much that one wants to embody it physically; in latin, in carne means ‘in the flesh’. No life, no color or music without devouring passion. Sebastien Mathieu (video/artwork) and Louis Lambert (music) were fascinated by this concept and decided to pay tribute to this poem, and more widely work on the concept of incarnation, illustrating it with this album, and the video that will be screened on stage.

The album is a single piece, divided into movements that follow the rhythm of the poem, and the nightingale’s story. To perform NNRA Incarne live, the band will be composed of seven musicians, and the video will be projected on three screens: on stage and among the musicians (who will be this time in the video). The first album will still be played behind a screen of tulle.

NNRA Incarne was entirely written and performed by Louis Lambert, recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio (UK) and mastered by James Plotkin. Additional drums are performed by Marc Le Saux. Artwork was designed by Michael Sallit.

Morass of Molasses

Swamp master generals of the Reading scene Morass of Molasses create the kind of lumbering heavy blues riffs which induce involuntary head nodding and a deep stirring of the loins. Today the UK-based low tuned trio announced their signing to underground powerhouse label Wasted State Records, who will release the band’s sophomore album on June 7th 2019.

When MORASS OF MOLASSES unleash The Ties That Bind on June 7th with Wasted State Records, be prepared for a musical exploration. Heavy low-end walls of sound blended seamlessly with delicate introspective passages. In the lead up to the release, the band hits the road for the Goddess Shrine Tour, to allow audiences to catch a glimpse of the new material ahead of its release.

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

  • 05.04.19 – The Swamp, Reading
  • 06.04.19 – The Black Heart, London
  • 12.04.19 – Trash, Bradford
  • 13.04.19 – Opium, Edinburgh
  • 14.04.19 – West Street Live, Sheffield
  • 15.04.19 – Rebellion, Manchester
  • 16.04.19 – Lady Luck, Canterbury
  • 24.05.19 – The Anvil, Bournemouth
  • 25.05.19 – Firehouse, Southampton
  • 26.05.19 – The Underground, Pymouth
  • 31.05.19 – The White Horse, Tiverton
  • 01.06.19 – Mothers Ruin, Bristol
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