Söthis released «Trails of Blood»

American Brutal Death Metal band Söthis released their debut EP «Trails of Blood». The EP was recorded and mixed  at "Impulse Recording" by Nick Kauffman.

Söthis was formed in 2015 at Oakland, California by Ivan Peric, Mitchell Tom, Paul Olsen and Joey Bartlett after meeting them at a local "Death to All" tribute tour. This days the band is working on their debut album that will be released next year.

OZZY OSBOURNE Says ZAKK WYLDE's Guitar Playing 'Is Unbelievably Good Now'

Ozzy Osbourne was interviewed on the September 6 edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox". You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On the end of BLACK SABBATH:

Ozzy: "[It's] done. Over. I've been solo thirty-five years. It wasn't like it was the breakup of the century. One thing I'm happy about is we're all friends at the end of the day. But I'm glad to be back on my own. I [only] have me to answer to now."

On the differences between playing with BLACK SABBATH and performing solo:

Ozzy: "I'm just Ozzy. I just do what I do. BLACK SABBATH is a completely different thing. On my own, I'm all over the place, but with SABBATH, I'm just a singer with a band called BLACK SABBATH. Now on my own, I can choose what I wanna do myself. It's just fun."

On playing with guitarist Zakk Wylde again:

Ozzy: "We've just done a few gigs. We're doing one every month. But his playing is unbelievably good now. I hadn't played with him in a band situation for quite a while now, but I'm on stage with him and my jaw drops. He's so fast now!"

An Interview with Se Ho Know of Monster league

Hello Sung-a Cho, welcome to MetalheadSpotted Magazine 
Hello. My name is Cho Sung-a. Nice to meet you. 

Tell us more about the band’s history and how you met with other guys? 
Monster league has founded at 2012. Vocalist: Cho Sung A and Drummer: Seho have been played for heavy metal bands-Madam Miryo, Silent eye since 2001. We have met Guitarist: Kim tae in and Park Chan gyu introduced by a friends. Finally, One of power bassist : Oh Ui Hwan who was friend of Kim tae in joined our band. We released single albums - The Dark Hero(2013), Tower of Babel(2013) and EP album - I saw the Devil(2016) 

What bands influence the most on the band style? 
We are heavily influenced by Judas Preast. Besides, a lot of powerful heavy metal bands - Metallica, Helloween, Children of Bodom, Iron maiden ETC - are affected to us. I think those are pervaded our music.

In 2016 you released your debut EP “I saw the Devil”. Tell us about the writing process  
When we make a song, one of our member gives us unfinished. Then, others flesh out the line of there part. All of our songs are made by these method. The albums are recorded in Tomato studio at Seoul, Korea. Mixing and Mastering are performed same place. It is need to tell the story of our music. We hate some evil things. Brutal crime -like a murder, rape- make us angry. We can not punish the criminals by hands. But we can play the music to express our crazy angry. So when we write songs, heinous crimes are used by motivation. 

How the EP has been welcomed in the world? 
After the release GlobMetal Promotions(GMP) contacted by chance at our SNS. They told us that GMP want to promote Monster League because of our music and possibility. At that time, we strongly want to show new album to many people. We thought that GMP will be a good partner for promotion. So, The GMP and Monster League contract immediately and Our music spread all over the world. 

So this is the reason why you choose to work with PR-companys
As I said, GlobMetal is a global promotion company for Rock/Metal musician. They have various program to promote their bands. I think they are working hard for bands. That is the reason why we choose them for promotion company. 

Good luck! Thanks for the interview! Any last words for our readers? 
I really want to play our music in front of you. Good luck, God bless you, Thank you.

An Interview With Ferdrian Smith of Third Reich

Good mourning guys. Lets start with something simple - what do you have for breakfest?
I take eggs with ham for breakfast, or sometimes a cup of tea with biscuits , depending on the mood.

Tell us about the band and how it was formed
The band was formed in a city called Leon, in Mexico. Influenced mainly by Old School Thrash Metal Bands. I was already in a band before forming Third Reich but I didn't share the same interests with them, they didn't take it professional so I decided to make a band with a better defined sound and after several months ,I, along with Dave the drummer, consolidated a first line up.

 As the new album, “Degeneration” was released 4 months ago. How can you describe the album and what does make it different from all the others you've made before
I think, what makes Third Reich different is the sound, Keeping this Old School scent that make  people go crazy. I consider this very first album a very nice piece, rough and loud, we put what we love in this album and that is Thrash Metal.

Your album was released on "Kunak Records" and promoted by "GlobMetal Promotions". What can you tell our readers about thouse guys, and why you choose to work with them
Yes, we had recorded a live session video at Kunak Records and we loved the quality they work there with, so we decided to record our first album there. They're very professional and helped us get our sound, the Third Reich sound.
They guys from GlobMetal Promotions have been doing an outstanding work on promoting this album on every Metal site and radios. Very professional and visionary guys that support metal bands. We decided to work with them too to promote this project , to get to more people and it has worked!

What about the people who download your albums on the Internet? Do you think is it good or bad?
Well, that's a hard one, we are aware that downloading the songs through YouTube for example, is not the best way but we cannot help it , we love that people get to know us , listen to us and like our material.

What your fans should expect from the band in 2018?
We have lots of plans and projects for the next year, we are already working on our second production which is coming rougher and louder! You're really going to love this new sound we are working on.

Thanks for the interview! Any last words you wanna pass to your fans and our readers?
Thank you very much for getting in contact with us! We do appreciate the time you put for these questions
We also appreciate the fans out there who have been supporting us, we truly thank them all, let's keep supporting this new metal scene!

DAVE GROHL Feels Like An 'Alien' In TRUMP's America

Dave Grohl has opened up about how the current political climate has influenced his lyrics on FOO FIGHTERS' new album, "Concrete And Gold".

Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, the former NIRVANA drummer said that he is deeply concerned about the future of his country now that Donald Trump is president, particularly as it relates to the dismantling of environmental protections, hostility to women's rights and a lack of an effective and sound international diplomacy.

"I look at all of the different periods of time where I've written lyrics, and they all have their own references and different phases," Grohl said. "This one came out pretty clear: I'm a father now, I have to consider a lot more than I used to, and I think I've realized we're not all as free as we were before.

"In every way. I mean, as the political arena started heating up in America before the elections, it became clear that there was so much more threatening all of our lives than I'd considered before."

Grohl continued: "I'm looking at a candidate that has blatant disregard for the future environmentally, when it comes to women's rights, diplomatically… I have three daughters that are going to survive me for decades — how are they going to get on unless there's some positive and progressive change?"

FOO FIGHTERS' ninth album, "Concrete And Gold", will be released September 15 worldwide on Roswell/RCA.

An Interview With Ben Sollberger of Age Of Disclosure

Good mourning , welcome to MetalheadSpotted Magazine. Lets start with something simple - what do you have for breakfest? :)

Hi there! Normally, I just drink some coffee and have a yogurt or two for breakfast.

Tell us about the band and how it was formed

First I want to mention that Age of Disclosure is not a band, but a project. The beginning of it dates back to spring 2015, when I had the idea to professionally record some of the many songs I'd written in the past ten years. Bass player Adriano Troiano (Distant Past, ex-Emerald) soon joined the project and with his big expertise helped me to plan the recordings. We were then happy to win different gifted vocalists for the project, namely Orlando Skrylls (Skrylls, ex-Draven), Jvo Julmy (Distant Past, Lucid Dreaming, ex-Emerald), Roman Burri (No Reward, ex-Scream your Name), and Syn Schütz (The Hunt, ex-Draven). Last but surely not least, Buddah Craven (Underskin, ex-Acidcell) gave his okay to play the drums on To the Universe.

As the new album, “To the Universe” was released 3 months ago. How can you describe the album and what does make it different from all the others you've made before

As I have mentioned before, Age of Disclosure is a project and not a band – I have made albums with different bands before, but this is my first project effort. I would describe the album as a richly varied collection of songs – not only due to the four different vocalists that can be heard on it: No matter if you look for „good old“-heavy metal songs, tracks with a thrash or a hard rock vibe, a power ballad, or even an instrumental, you’ll find it on To the Universe. In this sense, our debut reflects the diverse musical influences of myself and the other musicians, ranging from bands such as Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche, Metallica, Savatage, Megadeth, Iced Earth, Killswitch Engage, Fates Warning, Alice in Chains, to Kiss or the Scorpions.

Your album was released on "Kunz Soundcorp" and promoted by "GlobMetal Promotions". What can you tell our readers about thouse guys, and why you choose to work with them 

Tek Kunz is the owner of "Kunz Soundcorp" and he is a good friend of mine. We played in different bands together. When I planned the release of To the Universe I asked him if I could publish the album under his label because he is a very reliable guy and he also helped me to choose the songs we recorded for the album. He luckily likes the album very much.  A few weeks after To the Universe was released, I got a message from "GlobMetal Promotions" – they offered me to help me promote the album. Since we have no gigs with Age of Disclosure (which I think is very important if you want your music to be spread) I thought it was a good idea to let "GlobMetal Promotions" help me doing that. Kostya from "GlobMetal Promotions" is a very kind and also reliable guy, so I really enjoy working with him! 

What about the people who download your albums on the Internet? Do you think is it good or bad?

I have a full-time job as a teacher and music is my big hobby, so luckily I don’t have to rely on making money with my music. So I don’t care if people download my music for free. But there are many bands out there who try to live out of their music, and I think that people should actually buy their music.

What your fans should expect from the band in 2018?

With the help of my friend Adriano Troiano, I am currently working on songs for the next album. We have planned to see at the end of this year what we have in the bag and then choose the songs we will be recording in 2018. I would say to the second album will be finished around spring 2019.

Thanks for the interview! Any last words you wanna pass to your fans and our readers?

Yes – we all know that the music market is oversaturated with lots and lots of good music, so I really want to thank all the people who check out Age of Disclosures music! If you like traditional heavy metal (but with a modern sounding / intense production), I think that is not the worst idea ;-).

Album Review :~ Slow - V - Oceans

I enjoy prototypical brooding doom band. When some one tells you about atmospheric funeral doom metal at first a delineation will click automatically in your imaginary such as excruciatingly slowly,pulchritudinous heavy, eschew crushing, bleakest, most hauntingly beautiful, graceful, downtuned, slow motion soundscapes of drifting, floating, dreamlike music, moving in gentle transitions to vaguely shifting perspectives of mood. Feel yourself decay, gaze helplessly, thoughtlessly as the preternaturally odious head over the horizon, blotting out the last scarlet gasps of a moribund sunset, looming over the eerily tranquil and temperate ocean like an antediluvian menhir - massive, silent, mysterious and unspeakable journey, alone in a darkened room, lighting a few candles, unsealed some good wine and settling in for an uninterrupted hour of beauteous funeral doom sound driven by feelings and thus creates immense power and resonate overpowering as it is a purely exquisite voyage of yielding passion. That's probably just me and my definition of depression. While some excellent ,unique band attempting to sell their flavor of the month band to potential listeners, there are some that simply exist outside of pre-existing molds. Some challengers exist, such as Slow, a phenomenal addition to the Funeral doom metal roster. It's difficult to imagine, but "V - Oceans" surpassed than their previous work and moved Slow to the whole new level with their something absolutely new and unimaginably great music level. The geographical shift in the propagation of funeral doom metal has changed drastically over the past three decades. Slow unveiled their fifth full length album entitled “V - Oceans” in the middle of previous month with 55:13 min running time along with morose, forlorn but heavy as fuck doom with more sadness and pathos than you can stand and you will definitely feel oppressed. Mixing funeral doom metal with atmospheric,gloomy vibe was their forte. New album is filled with more unearthly, astounding,critical acclaimed,heavy, claustrophobic misery ,enigmatic melodies.This new album is consist with 5 tracks. Basically Slow was formed in 2007. For those not familiar with this musical entity, Slow is the brainchild and solo project of funeral doom master Deha from Clouds, Imber Luminis, Maladie, Merda Mundi etc. Easily Slow became one of my favorite atmospheric funeral doom metal band with their mystique and epic musical style . now I’m straight diving to the point about this new album .

This new studio efforts whole compositions showcased such power and emotion conveyed throughout the duration. This album embrace of the most beautiful of deaths. Monstrous lead voice rumbles deep in passing observations and recollections of forgotten memories, accompanied by a choir of ghostly angels soothing the sorrow of fading light that signals the end of experience in a world incapable of sustaining its illusionary promise of an ideal state of beauty and truth and a painful realization from which this music sleepily drifts away. This is truly a beautiful, wondrous piece of music , very organic and is constantly in motion along with your feelings, emotion. When I was spinning their latest studio effort for the first time I was overwhelmed, invaded my ears and this album sounds so authentic,mature and truly epic. This is triumphant sophisticated,spine-chilling atmospheric funeral doom metal. Deha himself banishes all our doubts regarding the genre describing the music of "V - Oceans" and putting particular emphasis on the first word and rekindle my endless love  for atmospheric funeral doom metal. I cherish his unsurpassed quality,ability and skill along with tremendous effort portrayed in this album in radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their debut studio effort  infused me with  their unabating, powerful, overarching, chromatic, multi-layered ,ultra-dense,monolithic, heart wrenching, sorrowful funeral doom metal just  blew me away . Their musical style have a hypnotic effect and especially more atmospheric kind of funeral doom metal but at the same time the soundscape bring on sensations of crushing depression and evoke feelings of desperation making for a very dynamic performance.

This whole album reflects the grand diversity of this album.  A natural synthesis of mournful sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Easily this whole album hooked me up with it’s vocals filthy, crushing voice and their doom laden, deep,unrelenting, melancholic, sorrowful, distant musical style with marvelous, exquisite piano works and builds layers of melancholy through high reverb along with slow tempo. Their musical style avoid themselves falling into the usual funeral boredom. "V - Oceans" fueled by an immediately convincing, weeping riff and an equally gripping bass line also it flows effortlessly and though the music is pretty dirgey. They manage to shift tempos just at the right moments to keep things rolling along like a grim parade. The kind of music that swells the heart even as it rips with a sorrow and loneliness and music is so emotional you can almost see the individual notes break down and cry. I highly appreciate and embrace this album.

This album is filled with a slew of delicate, whopping, intense, slow but powerful , heavy riffs work .In each track breathtaking, rumbling, filthy, soaring riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner with mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer laced with dazzling, epic, exquisite piano laden melodies. The album carries with it an aura that is austere, melancholic, bereft of sunlight but one that above all excels at comprehensively nailing the listener into place and fixing his mind on the subject matter. A grand manifestation of melancholy. This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship. Vocals howling scream, hoarse , inhuman , deep rasps , deep lung-burning roars, immense,large voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding, obtuse, melodic, doomy, fully blistering, grandiose, sorrowful, distant musical style in a well manner with a lots of atmospheric accompaniment, piano leads  and  embedded perfectly. Overall you will get  sinister, gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album. Some excellent, emotional stuff right here.

Each song have an energy ,fluency and magical quality. Stand out tracks are all of them . I personally cherish Aurore, Tenebres, Deluge, Neant, Mort tracks. Whoa!! did I mention all 5 tracks ?? Yes I'm pretty damn sure about it and all of them are splendid. Album artwork is precise, indelible . The production gives the music a powerful clarity, the atmosphere,drum propulsion and vibrant bass performance producing a non-stop surge of adrenaline. This new album displays their virtuosic performance and versatility with tremendous ability, skill and this one really makes sense and carries real emotions. Deha was always a great riff writer but these are some of his best yet. Always melancholy and somber, they flit between beautiful and crushing and maintain that delicate equipoise across the album’s length. Overall "V - Oceans" is equally wrist slitting with some truly unhappy lead riffs that smother whatever hope you may have squirreled away deep in the crevices of your dark heart. This album is is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant,rich and another terrific atmospheric piece that oozes despair, sadness and solitariness. The production is absolutely impeccable,capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft. Slow manages to catch that grim atmosphere of Katharsis and the likes of that. After all, every event in our life that has to do with death has a profound effect on us, making us analyze and philosophize about our existence we are, unmistakably, both frightful of and intrigued by it. "V - Oceans" sets your mind alight, rather than your senses. This album sounds so authentic  and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Indeed this album is such an true gem. This is highly recommend to add it in your collection. If you are looking for  something different, epic this pure unadulterated black metal album is perfect. It makes me dream bigger, think harder, envision broader. 

My Rating – 5/5 Review done by – Souvik Basu . Published on 13.08.2017

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