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ASSAULT: ‘Kamakazi’ Official Audio Released

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Canadian speed metal pioneers ASSAULT have released official audio for the song “Kamakazi”, taken from their 10-song offering “Kill For Your Life”, which was released in 2018 via SCRAPE Records.

Formed in 1985, ASSAULT gained cult-like status with their 1987 classic “Survival In The Street”. A second album “Kill For Your Life” was recorded circa “88/’89”, but ultimately the band dissolved and the album was shelved until 2018, when it finally received a proper release via SCRAPE Records.

REBEL PRIEST Premiere New Song “Elm St.”

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To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the film “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, Canadian #TrashNRoll band REBEL PRIEST have released official audio for “Elm St.”, their tribute to the film’s antagonist Freddy Kruger.

The Wes Craven classic was released in theaters on November 9, 1984, inducing nightmares around the world and eventually inspiring the track “Elm St.”, which appears on REBEL PRIEST’s forthcoming album “R’lyeh Heavy” due November 22 via SCRAPE Records.

Pre-orders of the album are available at RebelPriestOfficial.com and ScrapeRecords.com in various formats, including CD (digipak), Limited Edition Vinyl (various color options) and merchandise bundles.

Pre-order link: http://bit.ly/RebelPriest

“R’lyeh Heavy” track listing:

01. The Summoning
02. Electric Lady
03. Hangman
04. Elm St.
05. Snake Eyes
06. Emperor
07. Lighten The Load
08. Dead End World

REBEL PRIEST recently completed a Japanese tour, which included an appearance at Kappunk, the annual Tokyo punk festival.

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EMPYRIA: Lyric Video For New Song ‘Dark Skies (MH-370)’

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Prog-Metal veterans EMPYRIA have released a lyric video for the song “Dark Skies (MH-370)”. The track is taken from the band’s eight studio album “Divided”, which was released in July 2019 via SCRAPE Records.

Guitarist and songwriter Mike Kischnick stated about “Dark Skies (MH-370)”: “The song’s lyrics were written as a memoriam to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370, which disappeared in March 2014 and is considered one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.”

The conceptual 7-track mini-album “Divided” is EMPYRIA’s 8th release and their first new release in 10 years. Available exclusively worldwide via SCRAPE Records, Limited Edition “Divided” CD Digi-Pak and “Divided” Bundles with Men’s T-Shirts are available now and while supplies last!

“Divided” track listing:

01. Dark Skies (MH-370)
02. Divided
03. Behind Closed Doors
03. The Test Of Time*
04. Open Skies 1990 (Outro)*
05. Beyond The Doors
06. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
*bonus tracks

“Divided” has generated favorable reviews, including 9/10 in the Greek website PowerThorn, and 8/10 in the German publication Rock Castle Franken. It marks the band’s first release since the single “Beyond The Doors” in 2014, and first album since “The Long Road Home” in 2009.

REBEL PRIEST To Release “R’lyeh Heavy” Album in November; “Electric Lady” Video Available

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Canadian “Trash-N-Roll” band REBEL PRIEST has set November 22 as the release date for R’lyeh Heavy, their first release with SCRAPE Records.

Recorded in early 2019, “R’lyeh Heavy” showcases the band’s diverse brand of Heavy Rock, combining elements of Classic Metal (“The Summoning”, “Emperor”); Biker Rock (“Electric Lady”); 80s Sleaze (“Hangman”, “Dead End World”), and even a dash of Reggae (“Lighten The Load”). Lyrical highlights include “Elm Street”, the Speed Metal-tinged tribute to Freddy Krueger, and “Snake Eyes” – an ode to gambling which would make Lemmy proud.

A video for “Electric Lady”, produced by R.D.Cane was released today.

Guitarist Benny Kemp comments: “It’s finally time to announce what we’ve been spending the better part of a year putting our hearts and insanity into – this is the culmination of all the sounds we love with all the topics that move us. This project couldn’t have happened without some of the most amazing people we have ever worked with, and we are forever grateful for the honesty and loyalty along the way!”

Pre-orders of the album are available today at RebelPriestOfficial.com in various formats, including CD (digipak), Limited Edition Vinyl (various color options) and merchandise bundles.

“R’lyeh Heavy” track listing:

01. The Summoning
02. Electric Lady
03. Hangman
04. Elm Street
05. Snake Eyes
06. Emperor
07. Lighten The Load
08. Dead End World

REBEL PRIEST launched a Japanese tour on October 8, which will include an appearance at Kappunk, the annual Tokyo punk festival.

“Electric Lady” video:

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ASSAULT To Commemorative 35th Anniversary With Special Release

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01 OCTOBER 2019 (VANCOUVER, BC) – Canadian speed metal pioneers ASSAULT have revealed plans to mark their 35th Anniversary with a special package to be released in late 2020 via SCRAPE Records.

Formed in 1985, ASSAULT gained cult-like status with their 1987 classic Survival In The Street. A second album Kill For Your Life was recorded circa “88/’89”, but ultimately the band dissolved and the album was shelved until 2018, when it finally received a proper release via independent Vancouver label SCRAPE Records.

To commemorate the band’s 35th Anniversary since formation in 1985, guitarist Jeff Zgaljic and singer Russell Dunaway are digging deep into the ASSAULT archives to bring together a special release, with more details to be announced soon.

Guitarist Jeff Zgaljic comments: “With so much renewed interest in ASSAULT since the release of ‘Kill For Your Life’, we thought it would make a great opportunity to celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary with a commemorative package. Exact details are still being finalized, but you expect some gems… fans of this band are in for a real treat!“