Belgian Noise-Rockers THE PROGERIANS Seek and Destroy on New Album with MOTTOW SOUNDZ

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Blazing a trail strewn with melody and madness, The Progerians will showcase their brutal yet extraordinarily elegant onslaught of punk, sludge and doom rock on new album, Crush The Wise Men Who Refuse To Submit, this May on Mottow Soundz.

Formed at the beginning of 2011 in Brussels, the quartet have consistently prowled with purpose through the city’s musical underground, permeating minds and matter with the densest of riffs and the sharpest of lyrics, as the channel the anxieties and agonies of youth amid fears of unemployment, modernity and lack of future. As German site Zwaremetalen advises, “The Progerians: Ideal for your anarchist bulldozer parties.”

Formally known as ‘The Fabulous Progerians’ and ‘The Mighty Progerians’, the band’s first official release in 2012 was the 6-track EP, Degeneration (Hannibal’s Records). Over the years they worked to hone their sound into a unique sonic signature, one which was crystalized forever more on their 2015 debut album, The Fabulous Progerians. Widely known for their powerful live performances, following the critical success of their debut the band were invited to perform at legendary festivals across Europe, appearing on bills at Desert Fest and Roadburn.

Fast forward to 2019 and with the help of Mottow Soundz – another Belgian rock institution and home to heavyweights like My Diligence and cult rockers, La Muerte – The Progerians will serve their second and most ambitious record to date. Standing on the shoulder of sheer ambition, Crush The Wise Men Who Refuse To Submit, invites listeners on a hour-long journey, deep into the depths of spirit and substance in an attempt to sever all ties with inner demons. In no uncertain terms, it’s a devasting record and one you’d be crazy to miss.

Crush The Wise Men Who Refuse To Submit, the brand new album from The Progerians is released on 24th May 2019 on Mottow Soundz and can be pre-ordered here – https://www.mottowsoundz.com/music/progerians-vinyl. Listen to new song ‘Crush The Wise Men’ below:

“Between Chicago (Big Black), Seattle (Melvins and Nirvana), New York (Unsane) and Washington DC (everything from the Dischord label), there’s Brussels. From there comes one of the best noise-records of the year.”
PITFIRE

“The debut album of The Progerians is one that will keep reverberating. A block of dynamite!”
DAMUSIC

BRIGHT CURSE: Heavy Psych Rockers Return with New Album on RIPPLE MUSIC

“They’ve got a heap of that early-70s heavy blues groove going on, following heroes Sabbath, Floyd and Purple but cut-through with their own post-millennial personality.”
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“Bright Curse hit all the right buttons, and they might be the face of a new generation.”
METAL INJECTION

“An uplifting blast of gutsy, 70s-inspired stoner rock played with passion and high energy that puts the power back into the classic power-trio formula.”
METAL HAMMER

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Formed in London in 2012 out of the expatriated ashes of French psychedelic rock band Soul Manifest, heavy psych trio Bright Curse is a band that requires no introduction for anyone that has kept a close ear to the underground in recent years.

Following the release of their self-titled EP in 2013, their debut album Before the Shore (2016) not only showcased the band’s remarkable song writing talents, it proved itself be a hard rock sleeper hit you simply couldn’t ignore. Well known for riffing epic spectrums of dark/light through extended jams and out-and-out doom, the band established themselves on the road, hitting festival stages at Hellfest, DesertFest Berlin and Keep it Low, and touring across Europe with fellow Londoner doom merchants, Elephant Tree.

With the dissolution of their former label, HeviSike Records, last year, the band has since teamed up with chief purveyors of riff-driven heaviness, US label Ripple Music, to ready the release of new album, Time of the Healer, this May.

“Working with Ripple is just gonna be rad. Having a label that really cares for its bands, that motivation will make the difference,” explains frontman/guitarist Romain Daut.

Of the upcoming album, he adds, “It’s a come-back to a doomier version of Bright Curse, more like the first EP. The songs are a bit longer and more developed, each relates a story, and all of them work together to create some kind of tale. I didn’t want to just have another heavy album, so we added some exotic instruments and I think it serves the story really well.”

Time of the Healer by Bright Curse is officially released on 10th May 2019 on Ripple Music and can be pre-ordered at www.ripple-music.com.

Stream and share new song ‘Shadow’ below:

Heavy CA Blues Trio SHOTGUN SAWYER to release new album with RIPPLE MUSIC | Stream new song ‘(LET ME) TAKE YOU HOME’

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Featuring David Lee on drums, Brett “The Butcher” Sanders on bass and Dylan Jarman on vocals/lead guitar, ShotgunSawyer offers up a heavy and authentic approach to the raw Delta Blues sound.

With influences including blues masters such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, British Invasion rock ‘n’ rollers Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and Seattle Grunge greats Soundgarden and Nirvana, their collaborative effort is the perfect synthesis of all generations of riff-based rock, past and present.

Brett and Dylan, friends since childhood, have played music together for nearly as long. Accepting an invitation to a jam session in January 2015, experienced drummer David Lee proved to be the missing element to the vintage-style tunes Sanders and Jarman had always envisioned. In a single evening, with the three of them sharing new ideas, possibilities, and ambitions, something clicked; just days later, ShotgunSawyer took the stage at a local open mic. The result was a thundering, passionate, and unique mixture of groovy bass licks, crunchy riffs, powerful vocals, and searing guitar solos, all underpinned by virtuosic drumming.

Since that night, the trio have played San Francisco psych shows, Reno rock jams and everywhere in between, culminating with a successful tour of the European Continent last summer.

With Bury The Hatchet – the follow-up to their impressive 2016 debut, Thunderchief – the band aims to bring a new energy to that classic rock swagger. Singer/guitarist Dylan Jarman elaborates, “For Bury The Hatchet, we teamed up with Cody Tarbell of the mighty Slow Season at his Double Wide Studios to create the most raw, unfiltered, authentic record we could imagine. Recorded live, with absolutely no instrumental dubs and using only analogue tape and technologies, the result was the most honest presentation of our band possible.”

Bury The Hatchet by ShotgunSawyer is officially released on 19th April 2019 on Ripple Music, and you can stream and share new song ‘(Let Me) Take You Home’ here – https://soundcloud.com/ripple-music/shotgun-sawyer-ain-t-tryin-to-go-down-slow-let-me-take-you-home

Pre-order the album now at www.ripple-music.com

LIVE DATES:

5/4/2019 – Pistol Pete’s – Auburn, CA
25/4/2019 – The Press Club – Sacramento, CA
26/4/2019 – Sheas Tavern – Reno, NV
27/4/2019 – Cooper’s – Nevada City, CA
3/5/2019 – Downtown Ale House – Red Bluff, CA
4/5/2019 – The Starry Plough – Berkeley, CA
16/5/2019 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV

Ohio hard rock quartet VALLEY OF THE SUN return with new album on FUZZORAMA RECORDS

“Valley of the Sun sound like one of those bands best experienced in a dive bar with sweat dripping off the walls – a perfect setting for the short, sharp shock of ‘The Hunt’, the QOTSA-esque jaunt of ‘Land of Fools’, where Ryan Ferrier’s huge vocals sound like Steven Tyler experiencing an exorcism.”
METAL HAMMER

“There’s no question that Valley of the Sun are placing themselves at the forefront of the new generation of American heavy rock.”
THE OBELISK

“Volume Rock may go down as one of the best stoner rock albums of the year because it understands how to go full-throttle joyously. The album is the result of the band firing on all cylinders.”
NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

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Fuzzorama Records – home to world beating rock of Truckfighters, Deville and Skraeckoedlan – is thrilled to announce the release of Old Gods; the brand-new studio album US trio, Valley of the Sun.

Formed in Cincinnati, OH in 2010, the band instantly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to an impressive succession of self-released EPs; the kind that never seem to go unnoticed/unheard for long. Often compared to the likes of Corrosion of Conformity, Alice in Chains and Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden – the latter due in no small part to singer Ryan Ferrier’s exemplary vocal range – listeners are treated to a sound that runs the gamut of blues, hard rock, grunge and heavy metal; with big riffs, fuzzed out hooks and deep bass grooves.

For the band, whose last release came in 2016 with the impressive Volume Rock, new album Old Gods – their third album on Fuzzorama Records – is a new and exciting concoction expertly packaged and delivered with a raw and unbridled power whether listened to via stage or speaker. In this incarnation, incorporating heady moments of psychedelia and assuming a form unlike anything the band has ever attempted before.

“To me, Old Gods is a meditation on who I once was, who I am now, and who I’d like to become,” explains guitarist/vocalist Ryan Ferrier.

“We try to evolve with each album,” adds drummer Aaron Boyer. “On Old Gods we added some heavier elements, darker tones, and a touch of psychedelia. We tried some things on this record that we’ve never done before and that made it a lot of fun to make.”

Old Gods by Valley of the Sun is released on 24th May 2019 and can be pre-ordered via Fuzzorama Records HERE. Editions of Old Gods will include gatefold splatter (only sold at live shows and directly through Fuzzorama), gatefold transparent green, gatefold black and CD digipak.

VALLEY OF THE SUN – TOUR DATES:
US/Canada with BELLRINGER (feat. Mark Deutrom of Melvins)

4/13/2019 – Milwaukee WI Cactus Club
4/14/2019 – Iowa City IA Wildwood
4/15/2019 – Sioux Falls SD Bigs
4/16/2019 – Fargo ND Aquarium
4/17/2019 – Winnipeg MB Windsor Hotel
4/18/2019 – Saskatoon SK Amigos
4/19/2019 – Edmonton AB Starlite
4/20/2019 – Calgary AB 420 Fest
4/23/2019 – Vancouver BC Astoria
4/24/2019 – Portland OR High Water Mark
4/25/2019 – Seattle WA El Corazon
4/27/2019 – Sacramento CA Cafe Colonial
4/29/2019 – Los Angeles CA Resident
4/30/2019 – Phoenix AZ Club Red
5/02/2019 – Austin TX Come And Take It Live
5/03/2019 – Ft Worth TX Lolas
5/04/2019 – Oklahoma City OK 89th Street
5/05/2019 – St Louis MO Fubar
5/06/2019 – Kansas City MO Riot Room
5/07/2019 – Chicago IL Reggies