Expect A Violent Xmas Night With Punk Dropouts CHUBBY AND THE GANG

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3 December 2022

English punk dropouts CHUBBY AND THE GANG
are in a pretty productive form.

They recorded/released two steamed-up longplayers
in 2 years. Speed Kills (2020) and The Mutt’s Nuts (2021).

And now the hit team has a new firecracker out.
and is the front half of a forthcoming Xmas
single, out on 14 December via Partisan Records.

It’s gonna be one hell of a screaming Christmas this year.
One to pogo around the green three in harmony.

Turn up the heat, the beat.
Have a knockout Xmas, folks.

Also st(r)eaming on Spotify


PROMISE GAME – When Troubles On The Road To ‘CONNECTICUT’ Leads To A Boisterous Belter

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Who: 5-piece from New Hampshire, New England, US. It began as a weekly jam session of pop covers in 2020, and eventually turned into a lively pop/punk quintet.

1 December 2022

Image Credit: Jess Lange


The 13th track recorded since their formation, depicting the band’s first-hand experience while on tour in last May. One of the gigs was in Connecticut. The band got stuck in a traffic jam, was confronted with the fact that the place to spend the night wasn’t actually booked. Only option was an expensive hotel room that wasn’t really going to work out.

At that point, the day was a total disaster. But when arriving at the venue they wre greeted with nothing but huge hugs and smiles from people who were ready to help flip the script and start the good vibes That night turned out to be one of the best shows Promise Game played so far.

TUTV: It feels/sounds like the band put all their frustration of a horrible day on the road
to a gig in Connecticut in this boisterous belter generating a titanic wall-of-frenzied-guitar-and-pounding-drum avalanche.

This could easily be a previously unreleased track from one of the solo albums
of Bob Mould, the former guitarist/voice of post-punk legends Hüsker Dü.

And if you’re familiar with his work you know that he mixes melody, electricity, and intensity into a sizzling sonority, extra spiced with his urgent vocals. Promise gang
do the same in their own overwhelming way. I sure hope Promise Game will some
more troubles on the road.

Let’s roll

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English Duo THE WAEVE – Graham Coxon & Rose Elinor Dougall – Drop New Saxy Groove ‘KILL ME AGAIN’

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30 November 2022

British duo THE WAEVE – aka Graham Coxon (Blur) and songstress
Rose Elinor Dougall – uncage their first collaborative, self-titled album
on 3rd February 2023. Pre-order info here.

Ahead of it comes taster #3. KILL ME AGAIN is a riveting, promptly
infectious groove propelled by a pounding synth/bass riff, spiced with
Coxon on saxophone and mesmerizing (duet) vocals. Splendid stuff.

Kill Me Again explores the feeling of non being or the sensation of shape shifting during
intense pleasure, the battle of light to exist within the universe as it becomes increasingly influenced by dark forces. It’s a celebration of sexual agency and the power generated by the physical merging of entities, the power that brings into being and how it will overcome evil.”

Catch the groove here…

All 3 singles (so far) together on Spotify

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METALLICA – New Album April 2023 – New Single ‘LUX ÆTERNA’ Today

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29 November 2022

Metal icons METALLICA just announced details of their 11th LP,
baptized 72 Seasons. It’ll land on 14th April 2023. Order info here.

Hatfield (voice/guitarist) “The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents.
A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception
of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these
childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we

Along with the news comes the first single, named LUX ÆTERNA.
A pure speedy Metallica missile to start and end all moshpits with.

Holy Moses!


01. 72 Seasons
02. Shadows Follow
03. Screaming Suicide
04. Sleepwalk My Life Away
05. You Must Burn!
06. Lux Æterna
07. Crown Of Barbed Wire
08. Chasing Light
09. If Darkness Had A Son
10. Too Far Gone?
11. Room Of Mirrors
12. Inamorata

TOUR 2023 (more dates TBA)

METALLICA: Website – Instagram

Veteran Hard Rockers URIAH HEEP Still Kick Ass After More Than 50 Years

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28 Npvember 2022

English longtime hard rockers URIAH HEEP started making lots of
noise back in 1969, 53 years ago. The band was formed by guitarist
Mick Box
, the only original member left today, with the late big voice
David Byron.

So far Heep recorded/released 24 studio LPs and number 25,
titled Chaos & Color is waiting in the pipeline for a 27 January

Here’s the boisterous lead single SAVE ME TONIGHT.

URIAH HEEP: Website – Facebook – All Albums

RUN-DCM Play Their Old Festive Classic ‘CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS’ For The First Time in Over 20 Years

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Celebrated hip-hop rappers RUN-DMC had a big
festive hit in 1988 with CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS.

This week the remaining two members played/sang it for the first time in more than 20 years for The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. They were introduced by the Black Eyed Peas, who also performed at the event that will be broadcast in full this weekend on ABC TV.


Original version/clip

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Wake-Up Call With BILLY NOMATES And Her Don’t-Mess-With-Me Tirade ‘SPITE’

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25 November 2022

Songstress/producer Tor Maries BILLY NOMATES has a new longplayer
out next year. The record is baptized Cacti and sees the day of light on
13 January 2023. Pre-order info here.

Fourth taster SPITE is a don’t-mess-with-me tirade about self-belief
and confidence in intolerant environments. No mercy for idiots.
Fuck them all.

“I know you think you hold all your power over me
But you don’t
Only I hold power over me
Even then I don’t stick to everything I say

I fell in willingly, yeah I chose it
I know you don’t love me, everybody knows it

I just came outta spite
I didn’t come here to try to put things right
Don’t you push me, you know I just might
I only came, I only came outta spite
I’m only here, I’m only here ’cause I can
Little boy, don’t think you quite understand
Don’t you act like I ain’t the fucking man
I’m only here, I’m only here ’cause I can
Yeah Yeah”

Spit and sneer along right here.

All 4 singles (so far) on Spotify

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WAKE-UP CALL By Australian Bashers DZ DEATHRAYS And Their Brand New Steamroller ‘PARANOID’

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24 November 2022

Last year Australian post-punk bashers DZ DEATHRAYS released
their 5th longlayer called PosItive Rising Pt. 2 and return now with
brand new steamroller, titled PARANOID.

Shane Parsons (frontman): “I think at the time I was thinking about the way
I kept questioning myself in different aspects in life. Loosely it’s about that, wanting
to go in a certain direction with something but having this lingering thing stopping
you or setting up roadblocks here and there.”

Fasten your seatbelts before going paranoid with DZ…

Motorized Toronto Trio THE DIRTY NIL Drop New Slow Bashing Haymaker ‘BYE BYE BIG BEAR’

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23 November 2022

Herculean indie rock trio THE DIRTY NIL released
their 3rd longplayer named Fuck Art last year.

Kerrang said: “When the Nil’s no-holds-barred
approach comes good, it’s glorious.”

They’re back now with a new muscular slow-bashing haymaker titled
BYE BYE BIG BEAR. The belter of a blow pays tribute to a local convenience
store and its parking lot, near to their apartment back in the day. Clearly,
it still lives fondly in their memories.

The Dirty Nil: “For five years we lived together at a house in downtown Hamilton. For five years we were sustained by the Big Bear convenience store, located directly across the street. There we were nurtured with sparkling water, protein bars and cigarettes. There we witnessed an untold number of human dramas play out in the parking lot, ranging from the hilarious to the hopelessly sad. For five years it was our clubhouse, our pirate ship, our prison. So we say farewell, thank you for everything: Bye Bye Big Bear.”

Release the beast

THE DIRTY NIL: Facebook – Instagram

††† (aka CROSSES) Are DEFTONES Singer CHINO MORENO And Producer-Multi-Instrumentalist SHAUN LOPEZ

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21 November 2022

aka CROSSES is Deftones singer Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist SHAUN LOPEZ. They work for a long time together now, on and off, on the Crosses project.

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A new 6-track EP titled PERMANENT.RADIANT
will roll in on 9 December. Pre-order info here.

Ahead of it comes this 2nd taster named SENSATION.
A slow-burning and emotive musing that builds up the
tension with the chorus.

Press play.

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