The trio of Billy Howard, Jock Norton and Will Michael from London (England) who form the rock band Puppy will be releasing the LP The Goat on the 25th of January 2019.
Slugging bass and drums launch through the speakers in the seventh of the dozen tracks – World Stand Still – with the listener anticipating a high energy heavy-metal number to burst through the room only for Puppy to slow the track to what the ears attune to be a 45 rpm record playing at 33 ⅓, though rather than feeling short changed the mind swiftly attunes and revels in the laid back heavy-rock rhythms.
If like me you were thinking of wagering that last bottom dollar that by the spelling ‘well colourmusic can’t be from the USA’, you too would be left with empty pockets as the gothic-electronica quartet of Colin Fleishacker, Ryan Hendrix, Nicholas Ley and Nick Turner are from Stillwater, Oklahoma (USA). On the 4th of February 2019 they will be releasing the LP Swimsuit.
The album (which is available for fans directly from the band) has been prefaced by the reveal of Haunt Me – a mystical track of ambient swashes of electronica as the backdrop to a slowly rotating composition through which peers a ghostly vocal – setting the scene for the complete LP which reflects of a state of calmness and eroticism derived from an imminent cataclysmic and final apocalypse.
Hailing from Hamburg (Germany) – the melodic-metal quintet Blackdraft, consisting of Julia (Vocals), Karsten (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Tomek (Bass), Köbel (Drums) and Fabian (Rhythm Guitar), release the LP The Quest on the 14th of December.
Blackdraft – photo by Trashpilotin
The first track to surface from the album – Chapter 10: Fight (which was released as a stand alone single on the 2nd) – showcases their measured blend of melodic passages and furious fire, which enables Blackdraft to create music of dramatic shades and hues.
A new video surfaced last week from a concert at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre of the track Room N11 – which is a darker countenance than music of their previously featured, shining a light on a band, who, were it not for geo-political location would, I am certain, have a more globally known face.
Jannick Brochdorf (Vocal), Niels Alex Larsen (Lead Guitar / Vocal), Lars Ulrik Le Fevre (Guitar / Vocal), Martin Poulsen (Bass) and Daniel Nielsen (Drums) from Copenhagen (Denmark) who form the rock band Statement are finalising details for a forthcoming LP.
The track I Wonder Why, from the forthcoming album, was also made available as a standalone single on the 19th.
The opening phrases set the listener on to a heavy-metal mindset as guitar sets up the anticipated thunderous roar, only for Statement to take the listener on a completely different direction of travel by revealing a tempered rock ballad in to which the audience quickly settles as the quintet deliver a song with both passages of tenderness as well as furious pace all within the framework of their signature sound of multilayered texturing.