(record review)PREY DRIVE-Once More With Feeling(Krod Records)

Prey Drive released their new, debut album on Krod Records and I listened and reviewed it for this zine.

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The life of Prey Drive has been active, with tours to promote their debut ep Tabula Rasa. Now, their debut album is a logical continuation in the musical development of this, Norwich based UK band. The record contains 10 songs of melodic pop punk/alternative indie music. Do not expect fast songs and moshing parts, but if you like the melodic, heartfelt, sometimes painful, but still warm music, which can take you places and soundscapes, topped with beautiful vocals, this record is then just for you. Top songs for me on this record are: Tokyo, Empty, Star Wars Boy.  7/10

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(new single review-psychobilly)Voodoo Zombie joined Batcave Records family and released the new single from the upcoming album!!!

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Chilean psychobilly legends Voodoo Zombie recently joined Batcave Records family and dropped the new single Amarte es Peligroso from the upcoming new album Reviresco that will be out on Batcave Records.

The song itself is mid tempo, featuring seducing but haunting melodic vocal lines by the singer Katona Katrina that tend to lull the listener into false calm, but the hard guitar riffs and psychobilly relentlessness then hit us straight in the face but the song leaves us humming the melody the whole day long. Judging by this single, the album is going to be awesome!

The first Chilean Psychobilly band, Voodoo Zombie was formed in 2006 by Katona Katrina (vocals), Lucifer (guitar), Sexbastian (Double bass). In 2007 they released their first work “El demo del Horror”, an EP with 4 songs and a comic by the Argentine cartoonist El Flyman. That same year they released the music video for the song Amor Psycho that currently has more than half a million views. That year they were invited to participate in the Nekrofest in the city of Lima in Peru with an excellent reception from the audience. In February 2008 they toured Brazil playing in Sao Paulo and ended up in the Psychocarnival of the city of Curitiba sharing the stage with Mad Sin. In May of the same year they are invited to make play in Buenos Aires with a very good reception by the Buenos Aires public. In 2008 they released their first LP and the song Manicomio was used by the director Jorge Olguin in the first chilean zombie movie, “Solos.” They also recorded the music video of this same song under the direction of Jorge Olguin. After making multiple appearances in Santiago, Valparaíso, Concepción, Chillan and Antofagasta, in 2009 they were invited to participate in one of the biggest Psychobilly festivals in the world “Hollywood Showdown” in the city of Hollywood, United States. In this festival they played for more than 8,000 attendees and shared the stage with great and legendary bands like The Quakes, Guanabatz, Levi Dexter, Polecats among others. Voodoo Zombie also held a meet and greet at the Red Zone for more than 400 people who came to meet them.

In the year 2010 they are again invited as one of the star numbers to the Psychocarnival of Curitiba Brazil where the reception of the public confirms the fame reached by the band in that country. The last work of the band is the recording of the video clip of the song Pandemia under the direction of Nicolás Salinas, the premiere of the video clip is made in the event center La Batuta with great audience attendance. In December of 2010 Mortis enters the drums and begins to compose and play with the band. In February 2011, the third album named “Santa Muerte” was recorded under the musical production of Jorge Esteban (sound engineer who participated in Ramones’ “Animal Boy” album, among many bands). In April 2011, they traveled to Brazil for the third time and participated in the Virada Cultural Festival together with Misfits, P.O.D., Sepultura, Slim Jim Phantom. VOODOO ZOMBIE plays for 18 thousand spectators. In May 2011 The LP “Santa Muerte” is released with great success In August The band suffers a break and it is necessary to reformulate a change in their path. In April of the year 2012 The band returns with Katona Katrina in the voices, Lucifer Rocker in the Guitar, Dr. F in the double bass and Mortis in the drums. With a successful Show at the Riock and Guitarras de Santiago de Chile. In October 2012 the band released their single “ZombieWalk” supporting the event that takes this name in the city of Santiago de Chile, where they performed with a powerful show to more than 12,000 people, having great success. 2013 The band returns to play in massive events such as La Cumbre del Rock, The Day of the Hose and the Merken Rock Festival. Consolidating his career years.

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(news)Southern California Punk Legends TSOL cover Amerie’s “1 Thing” and launch pre-sale of the 12” single on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl via Hardline Entertainment

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The vinyl will be available in transparent red, white or blue and will have a black and white silk-screened American flag on the reverse side. This is limited to 150 units of each color. Records ship late March.

The record is now available for pre-sale via the Hardline Entertainment web store at https://hardlineent.com/product-tag/1-thing/.

“I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.”

-Jack Grisham

About T.S.O.L.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.S.O.L.

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(news)Horror Section Releasing Self-Titled Debut LP on Vinyl/CD December 7th (Grindhouse Cinema-Inspired Punk Rock)

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After years of sold-out 7” EPs, singles and comp appearances, St. Louis’ Horror Section finally delivers their highly anticipated self-titled debut full-length on December 7 via Eccentric Pop Records.

These guys have spent years perfecting their grindhouse cinema-inspired punk rock, sharing the stage with contemporary icons like Teenage Bottlerocket and the Lillingtons, and sharing split records with the legendary Dan Vapid and the Cheats (Screeching Weasel / Riverdales).

A teaser single released ahead of the LP (”They’re Inside”, A-side) quickly earned over 20,000 plays on Spotify and sold out on vinyl within a few short weeks.

Horror Section’s LP plays like the punk rock soundtrack to a drive-in slasher flick- a toxic sonic sludge that is equal parts Ramones and Freddie Krueger.

EP46 Horror Section- Self-Titled LP (Vinyl/CD Release Date): 12/7/2018

Pre-Order link: https://eccentricpoprecords.storenvy.com.

Pressing:

333 orange vinyl (sold out during pre-order),

333 yellow vinyl

Track Listing:

SIDE A

1. Six

2. They’re Inside

3. Are You There?

4. Behind the Wheel

5. Forever Gone

6. First Kill

7. SomebodyElse

8. I Want It Back

SIDE B

1. Rooms and Echoes

2. Make Them Pay

3. Murder

4. Wait for You

5. Resonator

6. Working Title

7. Remains

8. Don’t Know

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(record review)Miss Dreadful-Evil Hides

Miss Dreadful are horrorpunk/deathrock band from Ohio and I listened and reviewed their latest record for this zine.

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To get one thing clear at the start of this review, this is not your basic in your face horrorpunk with lots of ooohs and Misfits/Danzig styled vocals. No. This duo consisting of Miss Dreadful and Johnathan Hatter plays a bit different music.  Their music leans more on mystic, atmospheric, horror occult rock and deathrock with some punky elements thrown in here and there and horror  lyrics about death, dark fantasies, madness and blood. The seducing siren melodic voice of Miss Dreadful is what takes this music and carries us as listeners to some other dark but nonetheless attractive dimensions. Like, when we are scared of something, but we just can˙t keep our eyes off of it. The music is slower to midtempo with interesting musical solutions in the song structures and nice melodic lines made as leading threads in the songs. For me, favorite songs on this record are Schizophrenic Psychopatic Love, In Her Grave and Taxidermy Boyfriend.

7/10

Links:

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Bandcamp: https://missdreadful.bandcamp.com/album/evil-hides

 

(record review)BLACK 8 BALLS-When The Curtain Falls(Dedication Records)

European hardcore is alive and well with bands releasing great records almost every month now. Black 8 Balls have been in existence for 22 years and this is their new record on Dedication Records which I had privilege to listen and review for this zine.

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Formed in 1996.these guys played in the way I call it, golden era of European hardcore and they have seen some action performing and sharing stage with almost all of the important bands of the genre. This is their new, sixth record and it contains 9 songs of awesome 90-ies styled street European hardcore in your face. The songs are brutal, in your face with gang styled shouted vocals and choruses just made for singalong at the gigs. But, besides brutality, the songs on this record have the great amount of street punk melody and melodic guitar hooks certainly add to the energy of the songs. This band has two vocalists whose angry shouting fits just fine within the song structures and fits just perfectly. Thy lyrics are usual about the scene, broken friendships, betrayal, everyday life, hardcore and I love them. All of the songs are perfect, but the ones I somehow love the most are: As Friends Rust, Once And For All, When The Curtain Falls. Awesome hardcore record!

9/10

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