Johnny Wore Black Brings It To The Streets With The New Single “Firefly”

Johnny Wore Black Holier Than Thou Records

Dark and brooding, heavily influenced my the moving image, Johnny Wore Black brings it to the streets. Tell your own story, tell it your own way and keep it real. Nothing else matters. A short childhood but one that was to inspire creation; in the form of poetry Johnny Wore Black came to be. As the words spilled out onto the pages, from a chance encounter with an old Spanish guitar, the poetry became music. Childhood recollection in dusty recording studios, gave rise to an opportunity of expression and the foundations for Johnny Wore Black were in place.

The creation of music is a basic need, as each new card is picked up from the table and turned over, so a new tune begins. Once a song is committed to the digital domain it is for you the listener, to reject, accept or choose where it fits in your own story.

To me, life is about experience, about research and collection. Each new day is unwritten and anything can happen. Johnny Wore Black explore contrast, light and shade, pain and hope. The lyrics represent a collection of emotions attached to a journey which continues Youtube Twitter Facebook

Single release “Firefly”

 

Album Release “Walking Underwater Part 2″

Johnny Wore Black metal alternative and electronic crossover album release Walking Under Water Part 2

2014 album release Walking Underwater Pt 2 follow up to the debut album from London based artist Johnny Wore Black who released Part 1 in March 2014 to rave reviews. Walking Underwater Pt 2 again includes writing and performance contributions from David Ellefson of Megadeth and mixing by Grammy Award winning producer David Bottrill and Johnny Wore Black’s guitarist James Coppolaro.

The album is an energetic and intensely passionate collection of songs. The album includes previous singles Noise, Gift of Desperation, A Cut Above and seven as yet unheard tracks from Johnny Wore Black. Available on worldwide digital release and CD now. Stream at Spotify Download from iTunes

“Dark and brooding, its poignant message about the physical and emotional sacrifice of our armed forces really hits home” – Music Week Magazine

“A surprisingly accessible dream-like number” – Record Collector Magazine

“Perfectly balanced and epic” – Tasty Fanzine

“A haunting dose of melody and emotion” – A Metal State of Mind

“Jay Coen’s voice portray[s] a poignant message” – Popped Culture

“Soaring minimalist fret-work caked in distortion…paint[s] bleak battlefield silhouettes infused with dark imagery of a soldiers return home encased in a flag-draped casket” – Speak Into My Good Eye

“[A] magnificently produced rock ballad, overwhelmingly heartfelt lyrically with an equally emotive soundtrack and made even more poignant by the artist’s own experiences” – Rik Magee @ Pure Radio

Johnny Wore Black – Noise

NG26 “Until My Heart Stops” the new album out April 27th

Metal band NG26 Holier Than Thou Records

Review for the forthcoming album “Until My Heart Stops”
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NG26 is a four piece rock / metal band formed by two sets of brothers that come screaming out of Heanor, Derbyshire in the UK. Formed in 2009, NG26 have worked tirelessly to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with within the metal community and in 2010 / 2011, the band had their first commercial album release with “Open Your Mind”. This critically acclaimed debut release resulted in three massive singles, “One More Road From Home”, “Bring Back The Day” and “Open Your Mind”, who’s promotional videos spent 9 months collectively being shown on Kerrang! TV!, with “Bring Back The Day” being championed by the legendary Malcolm Dome, as single of the week and featured on the Classic Rock Magazine cover-mount CD!. NG26 have toured tirelessly up and down the UK and after the huge success of “Bring Back The Day”, the band embarked on a short UK tour with Girlschool. NG26 have also toured with bands such as :- top Swedish band – Sparzanza, Kill2This, Cyclefly and Area 54 to name but a few. 2012 and the band release the single, “If We Fall Tonight”, which raced up the Amazon Rock Chart to reach top spot!. The band then decided to build their own studio, “Otherside”, so that they could write, record and produce more efficiently. Two more singles and an EP were produced in the early days of the studio, spanning the next 18 months, with EP, “Devil’s Kiss”, storming into the Amazon Rock Chart Top 10!. 2014 and the band embark on a full album recording and have produced, “Until My Heart Stops”, which is due for release 27th April 2015 through independent label, Holier Than Thou Records.

NG26 are

Chris Topley – Lead Vocals,
Jon Topley – Drums & Percussion,
Rich Shaw – Guitar,
Rob Shaw – Bass & Bass Bvox

Guitarist, Rich, is now a full time member of, “Cradle Of Filth”, switching his duties between the two bands and in 2015 will be heard playing guitar on album releases from both bands. Here we have NG26’s highly anticipated new release, “Until My Heart Stops” so, let’s check it out!.

Alternative metal band NG26 until my heart stops Holier Than Thou RecordsNever Enough – With a majestic guitar entrance, this soon breaks down into a full on antagonistic grind of deep chugging guitar, swaggering vocals and really sweeps you along with its addictive anthemic rhythm. This is an antsy track that fires up the senses and gets the mood brooding to launch yourself into the pit and get your mosh on!. This is defiant and angry yet melodic. One hell of a track to stomp about to and gets more addictive every time you play it.

Daylight Breaks – Straight off with a wicked guitar hook and tom tom beats before the drums inject some insane attitude with the bass grinding alongside. This track waxes and wanes between reflective lyrics, with a softer edge to the guitars and drums, and a defiant lyrical determination that fires up the rhythm section and guitars into a glorious melodic grind that again sweeps you along with its wicked energy and addictive riffs. The bass throughout this track is monumental and adds one hell of a punch to this tracks defiance.

Save It For Me – Bit of an off key opener on the guitar that sort of works but seems a bit unsure of itself alongside the lyrics. This track feels like it wants to swagger about with an anger that breaks into an anthemic chorus but just seems slightly disjointed and the high end vocals don’t really empower the angst that’s trying to break through. The guitar and drum breakdown at the bridge seriously redeems the track and the track really comes together afterwards.

Barely Breathe – A glorious anthemic track with another wicked guitar hook running through it, but one which tends to overpower the lyrics slightly and needs to settle into the background a little. In all, this track is empowering, reflective and sure to get everyone singing along and enjoying themselves with its lighter in the air empathy.

Afterlife – This is a serious heavy grinder that grabs you by the throat and slams its energy straight at you!. This is angry, fired up and taking no prisoners with its thunderous rolls on the drums, aggressive bass stabs and guitars that scream like a runaway freight train!. One to certainly ignite any rocker into a frenzy to slam that pit into oblivion!. Epic stuff!.

Cease Fire – Opening with a wicked little flurry on the drums, the guitars roll in with a seriously addictive riff that instantly gets you foot tapping and thinking, hell yeah!. I can’t express how addictive this track is as its anthemic melodies whisk you away into a rockers Utopian paradise. The reflective lyrics and the superb guitar work just gives this track a class all of its own. I seriously can’t stop playing this and it’s a wicked track to play in the car during the sunshine so get those windows down and blast this one down the highway!.

Out Of My Life – A glorious bounce in the tempo gets this one rolling and the senses excited but then the dark, angry and brooding lyrics send this spiralling into a dark abyss. It’s hard to pin this one down as the bounce in tempo is addictive but the repeating guitar riff and darkness of this whole track takes an edge off as it swaggers around with its middle finger in the air.

Little Indiscretions – The opening guitar chugs and military style snare drum ignite the touch paper to this track before it erupts into a fantastic rolling grind of heavy bass lines, sublime cymbals and addictive riffs. This swaggers around, getting right up in your face and is pure mosh pit heaven to get you stomping about and raising those horns at the bridge as the stunningly beautiful fretwork of the lead guitar rises to a crescendo and takes you away with its bluesy edge and wails.

You Sold Me Lies – Alluring tom tom and snare beats lead in the strumming guitar and bass lines. The lyrics swagger around with a defiance to reflect the disappointment and torment as the guitars brood alongside with their grinding darkness and authority. This is brooding and anthemic and really gets under your skin with its dark energy. The guitar solo at the bridge is pure perfection with some seriously epic fretwork on display.

Song For Mozaz – This is a beautifully reflective ballad of remembrance that really hits you hard with its stunningly alluring piano and acoustic guitar. This is so beautiful, emotionally, lyrically and acoustically. Reflective, empowering and seriously heartfelt.

NG26 have seriously impressed me with their latest release, Until My Heart Stops. There are some wickedly addictive tracks contained in this album that come thundering at you like an enraged bull in a narrow street full of nutters wearing red onesies. There is everything you could ever want contained in this album, hard and heavy grinders, feel good rock, dark, reflective rock and a beautiful ballad, all thrown into this diverse mix that really satisfies. I may have been over critical with a few tracks but they are just blips in my opinion as the band matures in their sound, as does every band over time. This is addictively melodic and the musicianship on show here is immense. NG26 deserve to be massive and for those that like Shinedown, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch and Alter Bridge, seriously check out NG26 and show them some appreciation.
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Sonny Jim to release their new album “Soul King Fire” this summer

Rock band Sonny Jim

Sonny Jim are the remnants of Bold As Love, a 4 piece guitar based combo from Bridgend, South Wales. 2011 saw Bold As Love reunite after 14 years apart to record and release an awesome comeback album, Fast Forward Rewind.Sonny Jim’s 2012 debut EP, “What’s Up With You?” captured a raw and heavier sound. Two singles taken from the EP received regional and national radio play. July 2013 saw the band release the EP “The Freaks” and later on this year a full album “123″ . Sonny Jim love playing edgy hard rock with souring melodies and their latest recordings deal it out in spades.

2014 and we have secured US licensing for Sonny Jim and the band have received further interest in their songs from the UK and internationally. The main stem of the band is their writing and recording and that’s how we can see them develop over the next few years. We may lose them to a major, but we’re sure that they will stick to their hard rock roots. “Look Both Ways” is the next single, but the label to release has not been decided yet.

“Freakshow” championed by Nicky Horne at Classic Rock Magazine Show / Team Rock


This is the best record of the 21st century. A monster. A-list Jeff Cooper Radio 2XS

Introducing Shock Rockers/Industrial Metal Band Godzend from Central America

Godzend

Godzend is an Industrial Metal Band founded by brothers Bayron & Walter Ramirez in 2005 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The band is composed of founder frontman Bayron Ramirez, drummer Walter Ramirez, guitarists Ricardo Pavón and Enzo Zelaya, Bass Gerardo Ochoa, Sampler and Synthesizers Joel Bendeck.

The band mature and evolve in every sense since he was crowned champion of the battle of the bands, Pepsi Max in 2007, at the national level. With such title set out to record their first album the same year replacing large female as Martha Bonilla y Nohelia Zareth Borjas voices the voice of Bayron Ramirez (aka Drop Z). This evolution also had other changes in the lineup as be Ricardo Pavón (guitar) and Felipe Constance (bass). The debut of the band was released on 19 January 2013 entitled “In Search Of a Human” as well as in physical in virtual achieving an acceptable demand in online stores such as Amazon and iTunes achieving good acceptance in countries such as: England, Germany, Russia, United States, Brazil and Colombia. “In Search of a Human” consists of 14 subjects with a modern sound and high quality with influences from bands such as Slipknot and Fear Factory. The image of the band is designed within the influence of new generation known for Shock Rock band combining the musical genre of Industrial Metal.

On release now “In Search of a Human” 14 track album
Consists of 14 subjects with a modern sound and high quality with influences from bands such as Slipknot and Fear Factory. The image of the band is designed within the influence of new generation known for Shock Rock band combining the musical genre of Industrial Metal.

Revival, a 4 piece Melodic Metal/Hard Rock Band from Manchester (UK) sign to Holier Than Thou Records

Metal band Revival Holier Than Thou Records
Revival, a 4 piece Melodic Metal/Hard Rock Band from Manchester, UK.
Their Trademark sound infuses the 80’s classics with modern metal touches. From soaring clean to roaring scream vocals, catchy riffs to thundering drums and pounding bass lines. The band are proud of the songs they create and are ready to give the metal world a kick in the teeth!
The debut EP ‘The Darkest Days EP’ is out now, iTunes, Amazon and stream at all major sites.

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Godzend Shock Rock Industrial Metal

Godzend

Godzend is an Industrial Metal Band founded by brothers Bayron & Walter Ramirez in 2005 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The band is composed of founder frontman Bayron Ramirez, drummer Walter Ramirez, guitarists Ricardo Pavón and Enzo Zelaya, Bass Gerardo Ochoa, Sampler and Synthesizers Joel Bendeck.

The band mature and evolve in every sense since he was crowned champion of the battle of the bands, Pepsi Max in 2007, at the national level. With such title set out to record their first album the same year replacing large female as Martha Bonilla y Nohelia Zareth Borjas voices the voice of Bayron Ramirez (aka Drop Z). This evolution also had other changes in the lineup as be Ricardo Pavón (guitar) and Felipe Constance (bass). The debut of the band was released on 19 January 2013 entitled “In Search Of a Human” as well as in physical in virtual achieving an acceptable demand in online stores such as Amazon and iTunes achieving good acceptance in countries such as: England, Germany, Russia, United States, Brazil and Colombia. “In Search of a Human” consists of 14 subjects with a modern sound and high quality with influences from bands such as Slipknot and Fear Factory. The image of the band is designed within the influence of new generation known for Shock Rock band combining the musical genre of Industrial Metal.

On release now their 14 track album “In Search Of A Human”
Download at iTunes and stream from all major sites.

Godzend in search of a human
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New Single From NG26 “Never Enough”

“Never Enough”  is out now on Bandcamp. Full on power, brilliantly performed and produced…………  NG26 fans will not be disappointed.
Metal band NG26 Holier Than Thou Records
Critically acclaimed within the press and fans alike, the album spurned three singles. “One More Road From Home”, “Bring Back The Day”, and “Open Your Mind”.All three songs were accompanied by promo videos, which collectively, spent 9 months on Kerrang TV.

“Bring Back The Day” was championed by Malcolm Dome, as single of the week, and featured on the Classic Rock Magazine covermount CD.
With this success a short UK Tour with Girlschool followed. And NG26 were confirmed as a band to watch, and see live.

2012 saw the band release the single “If We Fall Tonight” which raced up the Amazon Rock Chart to the top selling spot. A High budget video was filmed around locations in the UK and abroad.

The band made the decision to build their own purpose made studio “OTHERSIDE”. Two more singles and an EP were produced in the early days of the studio spanning the next 18months. The EP “Devil’s Kiss”, again made the Top Ten of the Amazon Rock Charts.

In 2014 the band embarked on a full album recording. And so in 2015 they are very proud to announce the arrival of “Until My Heart Stops”. Epic, Anguished and Haunting Metal and Rock.

Aggressive Chill Sign To Holier Than Thou Records For UK Release

Swedish metal band Aggressive Chill have now signed to Holier Than Thou for the UK release of their album “Before My Breath Holds Me Down”

Aggresive Chill Holier Than Thou Records

Aggressive Chill Metal band from Sweden
Mikael Willy Wilhelmsson – Lead Vocals , Guitar
Robert Ottoson – Bass
Per Bjelovuk – Drums
Andreas Ohlsson – Lead Guitar
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“Hold My Breath” Released January 2014

“Hold My Breath” is the first UK/US release for Aggressive Chill, the single previously reached number 2 in the Swedish rock charts. The UK/US release date is September, 16th, 2013 and the album is scheduled for UK/US release early 2014
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Formed in Strömstad, Sweden 2003. After a bunch of live gigs and a couple of demotapes, they entered Bohus Sound Studios 2007 to record their selftitled debutalbum with Grammy award winning producer Tobias Lindell. The album was mastered in New York by Vlado Meller.
After the release in May -08, Aggressive Chill appeared in TV, radio and magazines for heavy promotion. With great album reviews and amazing feedback from their liveshows. In Oct 2009 the second album ” Destination 7734″ was released and follow by tours as supportact to Mustasch, Europe and Lillasyster 2009/2010, as well as playing Festivals. In spring 2011 they released a new single ” Tie Down” produced by Patrik Frisk ( Corroded, Plan Three, Takida).

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AGGRESSIVE CHILL – Before My Breath Holds Me Down (album)

Rock / metal quartet from Stromstad (although nowadays 50 percent from Örebro) has done a wonderful Heavy, sturdy yet swinging and grunge smelling album.
It feels like they on their third album has found “their sound.” It sounds complete, consistent, and very, very agreeable. Michael “Willy” Wilhelmsson (vocals and guitar) has an interesting voice that shifts in intensity and strength and are captivating whole disc through. Althrough the songs and musically the band manage to keep the excitement alive and all rendered with emotion-filled elegance, attitude and evocative brutality. Fourth track “Hold My Breath” broke in March directly on second place on Itunes Swedish rock list during its first day. It is one of many great songs. Do not miss “7 inch”, “Snake”, “Chemical” and “Before the plunge.” May this line up with Per Bjelovuk on drums, Andreas Ohlsson on guitar and Robert Ottoson on bass last – for what they have together is verging The magic!
Jane Cedenberger / Sweden Rock Magazine 8/10

Rocktopia Review For The Senton Bombs Album”Chapter Zero”

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I remember when Punk Rock was just a bunch of herberts with three chords and an attitude… when spitting on the crowd was an art and Sid Vicious was considered a musician. These days, when a band describes themselves as Punk you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s odds on that it’s not gonna be a nostalgic journey back to 1977.

The Senton Bombs certainly fall into that bracket, delivering an album described in the blah as “Punk Rock & Roll” but in reality it’s a quality slice of Hard Rock that is gritty yet melodic. ‘Chapter Zero’ is their third album and upon listening you certainly wouldn’t think they were from Blackpool. This is solid, punchy Rock which comes across as a mix of The Ramones and The Almighty with a fair dash of Guns N’ Roses (when they were good) and plenty of Glam Rock vibes. Seriously, if ‘Heading For The Guillotine’ had appeared on ‘Appetite For Destruction’ it would have been hailed as genius. Joey Class has the perfect voice for the kind of music on show, very sleazy but also tuneful and not a million miles away from Michael Monroe.

As you may have gathered, I like this. There’s so many little influences wangled in together, so many nuances in what are initially simple Rock songs, and so much enjoyment to be had from songs like ‘No Rest For The Rockin” or ‘Acid & Alkaline'; no frills on the surface with plenty of frills underneath, The Senton Bombs don’t deserve to be stuffed into the Punk pigeonhole – they need to spread their wings and let the general Rock population discover what they’ve been missing. Failing that, they could just start spitting on people I suppose. Alan Holloway Rocktopia Jan 2015

What you need to know about Swedish Rock & Metal band Hangmore

Swedish rock and metal band Hangmore Holier Than Thou Records

Joakim Kulo: Guitar
Sarbjit Singh: Drums
Kenneth Burman: Guitar vocals
Henrik Bergalm: Bass


Hangmore is a rock band that arose out of the ashes of earlier bands of various genres in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009. Since the start, Hangmore has been in constant progress.

They have previously released two EP’s and in May of 2013 they released their new 7-track album Apocalips on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon while building a loyal following by playing rock clubs and venues.

There new recordings are by far their strongest material to date. This heavy sound combined with catchy melodies that stick in your head for days.

In may 2013 Hangmore signed with Sliptrick Records and released the new album Apocalips, recorded in Hangmore Studios.

Two tracks from the first release were featured on the albums RIOT ON SUNSET VOL. 24 and ACOUSTIKA VOL. 24 released by 272 Records out of Hollywood, California. The main track from the second EP, Soaked in Bleach was aired on Bandit Rock 106,3 FM, one of the biggest rock stations in Sweden.

2014 Hangmore signed to Holier Than Thou Records and released
“Freak in Me” with radio play in the UK, US and Europe. More recordings are on their way soon