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SHADOW REBELS "Oversleep Hurricane" /CD/

SHADOW REBELS "Oversleep Hurricane" /CD/ October, 15 2015

The second full-length album by Israeli Progressive Alternave/Grunge/Fusion/Hard Rock band. The first official Shadow Rebels release, “Oversleep Hurricane”, represents a new level in the band’s development. After a 4 years break, the band has assembled in a new lineup and this time they abandoned their "guitar-less" sound. Thanks to this decision, the trio’s sound became harder and tighter. Dynamic and bright Grunge abounds with interesting melodies laid upon tough guitar riffs. Filigree work of the bass guitar emphasizes the will of the band to distinguish each of the bandmates. It’s impossible to classify the music to any one genre and template, as the band incorporates elements of Fusion and Jazz Rock, especially in the guitar solos, as well as Alternative and Progressive Rock features. Add the unchanging tribute to the Hard Rock roots, which are especially evident in the Gillan-esque vocals. Ethnic elements find their way into the fold of a very versatile sounding album thanks to the addition of sitar and percussion. Live violins add even more expression to the ballad tracks on the album. The album was recorded on an all analog equipment without digital computer editing, which allowed to capture the warm tube sound! Highly recommended for fans of: Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, System Of A Down, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Skunk Anansie, Yes and many more!! Another Side Records, 2015 (ASR13-110-111).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4750-shadow-rebels

CD release date: Ukraine: 15.10.2015; Israel: 15.10.2015; Japan: 16.10.2015; North & South America: 16.10.2015; Worldwide: 19.10.2015; Russia: 20.10.2015 Digital release date: North & South America: 19.10.2015; Worldwide: 20.10.2015

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THE WARD "Part Of Humanity" /CD/

THE WARD "Part Of Humanity" /CD/ September, 17 2015

The second full-length album by Moldovian Atmospheric Death Metal band. Heaviness and euphony of Melodic Death Metal combined with dark and gloomy atmosphere of Doom Metal. The lyrics are about feelings of people, who live in modern world, where disorder of values, deterioration of psychological health take place. This album is devoted to thoughts and feelings of people of various "stratums of society", who are poisoned with modern world's influence, to the roots of its' emergence and to values, which have been accumulated within years and which are forgotten now. The lyrics' direction and atmospere are accentuated with massive rhythm guitar riffs, passionate and expressive symphonic keyboard melodies and brutal but emotional growling vocals. Recommended for fans of: Septicflesh, Swallow The Sun, Opeth, and Fleshgod Apocalypse! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR108/CD).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4742-the-ward

CD release date: Ukraine: 17.09.2015; Moldova: 17.09.2015; Japan: 18.09.2015; North & South America: 18.09.2015; Worldwide: 21.09.2015; Russia: 22.09.2015 Digital release date: North & South America: 18.09.2015; Worldwide: 21.09.2015

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STORMY ATMOSPHERE “Pent Letters” /CD/ September, 10 2015

The second full-length album by Israeli Progressive Metal band. A story-based Progressive Metal with Gothic Metal elements, strong male vocals with gentle power of female Operatic voice, and polyrhythmic melodies with harsh Metal riffs will draw the listener into the atmosphere of the story and make him search further. The fully conceptual album story is about a man who is put in jail for the reason that remains a mystery to the listener. To deal with harshness of prison life, the hero reads specific books, in which he finds freedom and salvation. There are six literature pieces the album is based on: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein, “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, “The Picture of Dorian Grey” by Oscar Wilde, and “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A special guest star in the album is Tom S. Englund, a lead singer of Evergrey! “Pent Letters” will pleased fans of: Dream Theater, Symphony X, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Ayreon, Nightwish, Kamelot and more!! Total Metal Records, 2015 (TMR024-107).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4737-stormy-atmosphere

CD release date: Ukraine: 10.09.2015; Israel: 10.09.2015; Japan: 11.09.2015; North & South America: 11.09.2015; Worldwide: 14.09.2015; Russia: 15.09.2015 Digital release date: North & South America: 11.09.2015; Worldwide: 14.09.2015

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DRUKNROLL "Петля Мироздания / The Loop Of World Creation" /Digita

DRUKNROLL "Петля Мироздания / The Loop Of World Creation" /Digital EP/ July 16, 2015

First EP by Russian Modern Heavy Metal band. On the eve of its fourth full-length album Druknroll decided to please their fans with two new tracks and a cover-song of In Flames! ... And here you are again, with grandma at the Philharmonic - on piano concert by P. I. Koniakovski. It takes a few seconds and a huge thrash gush of speed heavy guitar-bass-drum-keys pressure sweeps everything in its path and the powerful vocals only enhance this chaos! And somewhere nearby heard granny’s hellscream: "Enough rockin'!!!"... The mixture of high-speed styles – Symphonic, Melodic, Progressive, Alternative, Thrash, MDM... etc. Speed Metal organically interlaces with the melodic choir choruses and your brain wants to burst out; you open your eyes and... theatre sees you out with last notes of a symphonic orchestra. Very positive music in general, really fresh and extraordinary style, by one word - the Light Metal! For fans of such bands as: Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Mercenary, Degradead, Dark Tranquillity, Svartstorm and especially In Flames!! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR109/DT).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/bands/63-project-events/2461-druknroll

Release date: Worldwide: 16.07.2015

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DAN DEAGH WEALCAN "Who Cares What Music Is Playing In My Headphones?"

DAN DEAGH WEALCAN "Who Cares What Music Is Playing In My Headphones?" /Pit-Art CD/ May 21th 2015

The second full-length album by the international duo from Russia and Ukraine. "Who Cares What Music Is Playing In My Headphones?" differs dramatically from the first album of Dan Deagh Wealcan, regarding both composing and overall sound. Nine completely different tracks, recorded throughout 2014, that do not bear any common concept, which is, in a way, a conception itself. This is a "playlist from the author", arranged at free will, an attempt to embrace different styles and genres. After all, the music that's in your headphones is important only for you... More calm and philosophical, but still complex work is a major step forward for the duo, combinind such genres as: Industrial, Progressive, Post-Rock, Hardcore and Electonic. As before, all instrumental parts were recorded in Moscow, and vocals were recorded in Zaporizhzhya. The album was mastered at TA Production, Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. Recommended for fans of: Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Ministry, Porcupine Tree, Mike Patton, Devin Townsend and all fans of extraordinary, intractable for identification genres of music! Total Metal PR Agency, 2015 (TMPR02-96/CD).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4621-dan-deagh-wealcan

CD release date: Ukraine: 21.05.2015; Japan: 22.05.2015; Worldwide: 25.05.2015; Russia: 26.05.2015; North & South America: 09.06.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 25.05.2015; North & South America: 09.06.2015

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VARANG NORD “Fire Of The North” /Pit-Art MCD/ May 14th 2015

VARANG NORD “Fire Of The North” /Pit-Art MCD/ May 14th 2015

The debut mini-album by Latvian Folk Metal band. Although each of the band’s members has their own musical background and experience, “Fire Of The North” is the first their work that represents vision of the genre, combining heavy music with an old Pagan atmosphere. The album was inspired by such bands as: Amon Amarth, Fintroll (music) and Skyforger (lyrics). The main theme of the album is the culture of the people of North and North-East Europe. "Fire Of The North" deviates from the accentuated Epic Folk Metal, bringing to the genre rigidity, straightness and Nordic severity. Hunting, ale, blood and war - this is the atmosphere that accompanies the album from beginning to end, that must please fans of evil and truly Pagan Metal!! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR103/MCD).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4697-varang-nord

CD release date: Ukraine: 14.05.2015; Japan: 15.05.2015; Worldwide: 18.05.2015; Russia: 19.05.2015; North & South America: 09.06.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 18.05.2015; North & South America: 09.06.2015

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МРІЯ ЖИТТЯ / MRIYA ZHYTTYA "Відчуй / Feel" /Digital LP/ May 7th 2

Debut full-length album by Ukrainian Melodic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band. The mix of Hard Rock riffs with Electronic, plus beautiful Ukrainian lyrics, makes very positive effects. Band tried to spread their songs through the sixth sense, that was the reason for the album’s name, “Feel”. It’s an intimate sensitivity, which is shown in talk and even in the appeal to God, that is followed by self-perception. For fans of: James LaBrie, I See Stars, Scorpions, and all lovers of good melodic music! Another Side Records, 2015 (ASR12-105/DT).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4691-mriya-zhyttya

Release date: Worldwide: 07.05.2015

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JOINTSTEREO "Circles. EP" /Digital EP/ May 7th 2015

Debut EP by Russian Atmospheric Progressive Post-Metal/Rock band. Jointstereo was always known to avoid narrow stylistic niches, whatsoever. The extensive musical exposure and wide range of musical likes help Jointestereo make the music “on the go”; hence their stylistic diversity of music. This helps Jointstereo avoid self-copicatting and release diverse material without giving up on the signature mood, atmosphere and style. The style of this band can be described as Atmospheric Rock with Progressive elements, approximate to the Post-Metal. Lyrics mostly deal with the dark states of mind, based on religious and philosophical views and scientific theories thus going way beyond personal feelings and self-reflections. Conceptually, record sessions were all about achieving live and natural sound; hence the Rock legends of the past, used as a go-by during mastering and the numerous analogue devices in the record path. The release therefore can be viewed as an eclectic and post-modernistic one (in a good sense of this word). Highly recommended for fans of: Katatonia, Anathema, Callisto, The Ocean, and Ghost Brigade! Another Side Records, 2015 (ASR10-101/DT).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4689-joinstereo

Release date: Worldwide: 07.05.2015

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SUNLIGHT “My Own Truth” /Pit-Art CD/ April 30, 2015

The first full-length album by Greek Hard'n'Heavy/Power Metal band. Hard Rock sound, combined with Heavy and Power Metal elements, reflects the band's many different influences. A strong rhythm section, melodic guitars, leading keyboards, and wide-range vocals deliver nine songs full of cool riffs, catchy melodies and memorable choruses. Attractive vocal melodies, combined with grooving beats and thrilling solos, are the most powerful features of the album. For fans of: Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Helloween! Total Metal Records, 2015 (TMR021-100).

Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4681-sunlight

CD release date: Ukraine: 30.04.2015; Japan: 01.05.2015; Worldwide: 04.05.2015; Russia: 05.05.2015; North & South America: 05.05.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 04.05.2015; North & South America: 05.05.2015

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MIZANTROPIA "Забвение / Oblivion" /Pit-Art CD/

MIZANTROPIA "Забвение / Oblivion" /Pit-Art CD/ April 23, 2015 The second full-length album by Ukrainian Extreme Dark/Gothic Metal band. Love, hate, pain, fear, suffering and happiness – everything aforesaid would be buried in oblivion, sooner or later... The new release of Mizantropia narrates all about the acuteness of feelings and emotions experienced by us during our life and at the same time about theirs inevitable dilatory withering with the course of time. The sound of the album took a more heavy and aggressive form, retaining the lyricism and the tragedy of the early work of the band. The album embodies Extreme Gothic Metal with splashes of Doom, Dark, Black and Melodic Death Metal. Bright female soprano changing with desperate scream - like the two sides of the same soul, telling of the way to the inevitable and unavoidable. Ones it's energetic and hard, next it's viscous and languid guitar riffs, flavored with incredible beauty keyboard passages, create the melodies sinking down forever in the heart. In addition to the basic 9 tracks on CD, there is pleasant and unpredictable surprise represented by 2 bonus tracks, one of them is a cover version of the song of Russian Pop Diva Alla Pugacheva. This CD is strongly recommended for "dark" music genre fans, as well as fans of: In Flames, Draconian, Insomnium and Moonspell!! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR098/CD). Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4673-mizantropia CD release date: Ukraine: 23.04.2015; Japan: 24.04.2015; Worldwide: 04.05.2015; Russia: 05.05.2015; North & South America: 05.05.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 04.05.2015; North & South America: 05.05.2015 Listen to “Oblivion” on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/mizantropia-oblivion Buy CD http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/1/5035