Saturday, July 25, 2020

BYFIST - contract / JACKWAVE, KENZINER, STARBLIND VINYL - Releaseinfo / ANGBAND, BLAZING RUST - official Release / The FILTH HOUNDS - new Video

BYFIST sign worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS

In the early to mid 1980’s, guitarists Davey Lee and Nacho Vara were well known in the San Antonio Texas metal scene with their respective bands, Sabre Sabatazh (Davey) and Séance (Nacho). Surprising many, Nacho left Séance and joined Davey’s band in June 1987. Soon after joining forces, the band name changed to BYFIST. Davey and Nacho were the main song writers. During this time, BYFIST shunned the ongoing Glam scene by delivering raw, no fluff, and no frills Power Metal.

BYFIST released two EP's “You Should Have Known” and "Adrenaline". The latter was Produced by the late David Wayne (Metal Church and Reverend) and engineered by Joe Floyd (Warrior). During their careers, more specifically between 2002 and 2005 both Lee and Vara were members of REVEREND until Wayne's passing in May of 2005.

In 2008, the band released "Preserving The Past", their first full-length album.

In October 2010, Davey Lee passed away suddenly, leaving co-founding member Nacho Vara to lead the charge.  After a few years and various line-up changes, Nacho has established a strong line-up which continues today to help him honor Davey Lee’s memory.

A Releasedate will soon be announced!

Raul Garcia (Diablo) (Sidewinder, Dirty Haven, Excalibur, Babe, Temporary Insanity) – vocals
Nacho Vara (Reverend, David Wayne’s Metal Church, Séance, Sabre Sabatazh) – guitars, backing vocals
Ernie B (Dirty Haven, Excalibur, Krauss, One Night Stand, Blacklist, World Gone Mad, Eclipse) – lead guitars, backing vocals
Stony Grantham (Shadowkeep, Sad Wings, Drifter, Stargazer, Rick Plester) – bass, backing vocals
Scott Palmer (Witches Mark, Of the Fallen, Demontuary, Hollow Point) – drums, backing vocals


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KENZINER - "Timescape" - limited Double Vinyl Edition - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 28th August 2020
The release date of the of the album "Timescape" by the Neoclassic/Prog Power Metal Band KENZINER on Double Vinyl via PURE STEEL RECORDS is August 20th, 2020. The pre-order phase will start on August 14th, 2020 in our webshop. The Album will be released in a limited Edition of 300 black copies and insert on Vinyl.
KENZINER wanted to conquer the world in 1998 with their debut ´Timescape´ and its famous prog metal. The source of inspiration for the Finnish guitarist Jarno Keskinen were of course 80s guitar sorcerers like Yngwie Malmsteen or Chris Impellitteri. As singer on this debut and his successor (´The Prophecies´) was Stephen Fredrick, who later joined FIREWIND, and as producer and text writer the team even had support by the shredding legend David T. Chastain. With this manpower, these neoclassical virtuosos immediately moved up to the level of the early SYMPHONY X and are still an experience for friends of Neoclassical / Progressive Power Metal many years later.

Side A
1. Future Signs
2. Into The Light
3. Images Of The Past
Side B
4. Dreamer
5. Thru The End
6. Timescape
Side C
1. Walking In The Rain
2. Seasons
3. In The Silence
Side D
4. Land Of Shadows
5. Inspiration In A Moment (Bonustrack)
Total Playing Time: 65:05 min

Jarno Keskinen - bass, guitars, keyboard
Stephen Fredrick - vocals
Dennis Lesh - drums

STARBLIND - "Black Bubbling Ooze" - limited Vinyl Edition - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 4th September 2020
The release date of the of the new album "Black Bubbling Ooze" by the Swedish Heavy Metal Band STARBLIND on VINYL via PURE STEEL RECORDS is September 4th, 2020. The pre-order phase will start on August 21st, 2020 in our webshop. The Album will be released in a limited Edition of 300 red transparent/black Splatter copies and insert on Vinyl.
After two albums, the Swedes in STARBLIND had to cope with a change of vocalist in 2016. But the newly acquired Marcus S. Olkerud did splendid work on the third album. An album that already shows the direction of where the quintet is headed with their fourth work ‘Black Bubbling Ooze’.
Wonderful twin guitar runs by the duo Björn Rosenblad and Johan “J.J” Jonasson are a shining example of Melodic Metal. The hammering bass lines provided by Daniel Tillberg together with the thunderous drum works by Zakarias Wikner create a solid and heavy foundation that gets your heart pounding. In addition, the vocals manage to steer the eight compositions into the classic vein of true Heavy Metal. Of course, comparisons to IRON MAIDEN are inevitable this time as well, but at this level of quality, other formations of a similar nature must make a strong impression to compare.
STARBLIND will certainly make many new friends with ‘Black Bubbling Ooze’.
Side A
1. One Of Us
2. At The Mountain Of Madness
3. Here I Am
4. Crystal Tears
Side B
5. The Man Of The Crowd
6. Room 101
7. The Reckoning
8. The Young Man
Total Playing Time: 35:07 min

Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud - vocals
Björn Rosenblad – guitars
Johan Jonasson – guitars, keyboards
Daniel Tillberg – bass
Zakarias Wikner – drums

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Pure Underground Records
ANGBAND - "IV" – officially released!
Today is the official Releasedate of the new album by ANGBAND - "IV". The album is now available as CD and Download.

First Reviews:
Median Man
Hard Rock Heavy Metal 85/100
Hard Rock Info


BLAZING RUST - "Line Of Danger" – officially released!
Today is the official Releasedate of the new album by BLAZING RUST - "Line Of Danger". The album is now available as CD and Download.

Karthago Records
JACKWAVE „King Of The Sea" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 21st August 2020
The release date of the of the album „King Of The Sea“ by the Sweden Heavy Metal Band JACKWAVE as CD is August 21st, 2020. The pre-order phase will start on August 7th, 2020 in our webshop. The album will be released in a limited Edition of 500 copies (handnumbered), certificate and hologram. 
The swedish band JACKWAVE was active only in a short three year period beginning in 1985. A changing of bandmembers ended the career from these young hopefuls fast. Two bands playing a similar Heavy Metal style are much more well known today: IRONCROSS from Finland and.... HEAVY LOAD...the domestic competitors.
The songwriting was on the same high level and even the vocals were powerful and high class! But JACKWAVE made only two 7inchs and two demo tapes spreading over the world only in self distribution. By living not in a big town, but Boxholm, which probably nobody outside of Sweden knows, it was defnitely impossible to reach a useful number of Metal fans without a strong label in the background.
So today the band JACKWAVE is only known to a few specialists. With the reedition of all the material the band made during their time of existing, this will hopefully change a bit. There is a bunch of strong songs which probably will fascinate the listener even over 30 years after their appearance.
1. Wardance ('86)
2. No Feeling
3. Fast Breath
4. King Of The Sea
5. I'll Be There
6. Fight For Your Life
7. Wardance ('87)
8. Rising Star
9. Release Me
Total Playing Time: 33:39 min
Janne Person, Mikael Abbe Sjöström, Benke Broman – vocals
Johan Pettersson, Björn Bönne Holtensson, Mats Heinebäck – bass
Johan Pettersson, Fredric Linderoth – guitars
Toni Lindgren, Janne grunditz – guitars solo
Stefan Axelsson, Mathias Abrahamsson – drums

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Pure Steel Publishing
THE FILTH HOUNDS - official lyric video for "Photograph" released
THE FILTH HOUNDS has released a new lyric video for the song "Photograph". That song is on the album "Hair Of The Hound?", which was released on October 26th 2018 on CD via PURE STEEL PUBLISHING. The Album is available as CD and Download in our webshop.

THE FILTH HOUNDS - "Photograph" @ Youtube

Bryan McGill – vocals, guitars
John Allom – bass, backing vocals
Liam Mulpetre – guitars, backing vocals
Kristoffer Wylie – drums, percussion
Michaela Baumann-Härtel
Karlsbader Straße 12
08340 Schwarzenberg
Phone: +49 (0) 3774 1801069

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