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SHAKRA – Releases New Song “The Way It Is”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock songs, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Is there something happening?

Since there is a green light for concerts all over the world again, SHAKRA also floods the social media with photos of huge open-air stages all over Europe, in front of thousands of people. And yet it seems that the five have skipped something compared to other bands – where is the new album? Since the big opening, the market has been literally overrun with new works created during the concert-empty period, only the Swiss seem to be once again taking different paths and immediately throwing themselves straight into the live arena. But who is familiar with the band, knows that with them actually nothing ever happens by pure accident.

After SHAKRA released their new album “Mad World” shortly before the pandemic hit the earth and wanted to go on tour with it, this had to be cancelled again immediately or partly postponed. Conscious of their duty, as the Swiss are, this was the first thing that was tackled when in spring 2022 it was finally said that the ring was open – they began to play the concerts, long awaited by the fans, more powerful and intense than ever.

Without anyone suspecting anything, now suddenly a new song appears! “The Way It Is” is the name of the track and the guys have also announced a clip for it, a week later. “The Way It Is” is available now: https://bfan.link/the-way-it-is?

On it will also be heard for the first time the successor of Dominik Pfister, Cyril Montavon, who is still affectionately called “the new guy” by the band, after two years of membership, on bass.

“I had this song idea that had been floating around in my head forever and it just had to come out,” says Thomas Muster, rhythm guitarist. “We thought the song was so awesome that we just had to record it!” adds Mark Fox, vocalist of SHAKRA.

When asked if there is even a whole album in the works, the band keeps a low profile.
It is what it is – “The Way It Is”.

Listen to “The Way It Is” here: https://bfan.link/the-way-it-is?

More SHAKRA:

https://www.shakra.ch/en/
https://www.afm-records.de/en/s/178-shakra-2.html

Source: AFM Records

LAMENTATIONS – Releasing “Passion Of Depression” on Willowtip In November

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Album Cover Art by Anastasiya Kliantsevich

Progressive Death Metal quartet LAMENTATIONS will release sophomore full-length album Passion Of Depression on CD, double-vinyl LP, and digital formats November 11 via Willowtip Records.

The album’s first single, “Prodigal,” is streaming now on: YouTube and Bandcamp.

LAMENTATIONS are back with their second full-length, following 2016 debut album, “Echoes in the Wind”. Frontman DannyJungleJacob is now working with members from the sister band Monotheist: Chris Stropoli (Drums), Prophet (Guitar); and Jose Figueroa (Bass).

“Passion Of Depression” is a cinematic concept album that portrays the pain, pleasure, joy and sorrow that encompass one’s life journey. Razor sharp, methodical riffs drive complex, serpentine compositions supported by a myriad of keyboards, and other classical instrumentation.

The music on the album is supported by various guest musicians, who add a sense of mysticism to an already otherworldly journey, including guitarists Jason Gobel (ex-Cynic), Santiago Dobles (ex-Cynic), Ole Borud (Extol), Ethan Mckenna (Black Crown Initiate), Max Phelps (ex-Cynic, Exist), which are sure to elevate the album’s already multi-layered, grandiose and emotional sound even further.

Pre-orders: https://lamentations.bandcamp.com/album/passion-of-depression

Track Listing:

  1. Prodigal
  2. Anew
  3. Shiver
  4. Sombre
  5. Ire
  6. Obeisance
  7. Nurture

Lineup:

Danny ‘Jungle’ Jacob – Vocals, Guitar, Flute
Chris Stropoli – Drums, Vocals
Michael ‘Prophet’ Moore – Guitar, Vocals
Jose Figueroa – Bass

Album Credits:

Guest Musicians:

Gregor Connelly – Keyboards for Tracks 1-3

Steven Harbor – Keyboards & Supporting Arrangement for Tracks 4-7

Alex Price – Acoustic & Classical Guitars, Violin

Jason Athanasiadis – Double Bass, Additional Guitar Tracking

Guest Guitar Solos:

Santiago Dobles – Track 3
Jason Gobel – Track 3
Ole Børud – Track 4
Ethan McKenna – Track 5
Max Phelps – Track 7

Mixing, Mastering & Additional Production by Jamie King – Produced by Lamentations and Jason Athanasiadis

lamentations.bandcamp.com

willowtip.com

willowtip.bandcamp.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

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