LORDI Announces New Album

To Beast Or Not To Beast was recorded earlier this fall at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, TN with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH). The CD will mark the recording debut of LORDI’s new members, keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Otus).

To Beast Or Not To Beast Out March 19th On The End Records

“The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,”Mr. Lordi says.

“However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.”

“The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. 
There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.”


“But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore. We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”

– Mr. Lordi

To Beast Or Not To Beast Tracklisting

01 We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)
02 I Luv Ugly
03 The Riff
04 Something Wicked This Way Comes
05 I’m The Best
06 Horrifiction
07 Happy New Fear
08 Schizo Doll
09 Candy For The Cannibal
10 Sincerely With Love
11 SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic

Links

Lordi Official Website
Lordi Facebook
Lordi Twitter
The End Records Website
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NIGHTFALL Release New Single

Greek symphonic metallers NIGHTFALL released the second single from their upcoming new album, CassiopeiaSurf over to Legacy magazine, Europe‘s biggest extreme metal magazine, at legacy.de to check out Colonize Cultures.

NIGHTFALL comments on the song as follows:

“The wheel of human race is moving towards by instinct. Slowly like a ferocious heavy tank roaring in muddy terrain and bravely like an astronaut in his capsule traveling to no man land. The creation of new lanes to earthly havens for the countless of restless souls to follow enormously is a fascinating old story. The Colonization is an unstoppable process that soon will reach extraterrestrial lands. A new Culture is imperative for smooth transition to the new era.”

Cassiopeia will be released January 22 in North America.

They recorded the album in four different places, something the band is quite familiar with. Vocals and keys were recorded in Greece (Soundflakes studios & Cyberia) while the drums got hammered down in Germany in the Soundlodge studios. Guitars and bass were recorded in the U.S. in Nashville, Tennessee in the Boomcave studios.

More than on the previous album Astron Black & The Thirty Tyrants, in Cassiopeia the spirit of old school Heavy Metal larks in almost every riff, with Mercyful Fate‘s and King Diamond‘s guitar style having its top notch, always the NIGHTFALL way.

Unlike Astron Black, there are more fast tempos as well as grindy ones bringing memories back from the mid 90’s times of now cult release Athenian Echoes. The vocals remain very, very heavy and thanks to Soundflakes amazing gear and Jörg Uken’s super mixing skills fit great with the melodic leads, moreover creating a solid sound wall where vocalist Efthimis comfortably sits on and spreading his inner daemons out to the world!

NIGHTFALL: 
Efthimis Karadimas – vocals
Evan Hensley – guitars
Constantine – guitars
Stathis Ridis – bass
Stathis Kassios – keys
Jörg Uken – drums

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NASHVILLE PUSSY Announce Tour Dates, New Album Underway

Southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have a headlining North American tour kicking off later this month. The run kicks off January 24 in Houston, TX and wraps up February 24 in Nashville, TN.

The band recently released a live record, recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of their last studio album From Hell To Texas which was completely remixed for this edition. The album is available on Amazon. Check out a live version of Piece of Ass HERE.

NASHVILLE PUSSY also started work on their new album; more details are expected to be announced soon.

For more info visit:

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