NEW MUSIC – CHAOS MAGIC- Emerge

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announced the forthcoming release of the latest Chaos Magic album, “Emerge” on June 17, 2022. Fronted by the mesmerizing Caterina Nix, “Emerge” is another stunning album of symphonic metal with hints of modern metal sewn throughout.

For the new Chaos Magic album “Emerge”, Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix once again collaborated with fellow Chilean musician, singer, and producer Nasson. Their musical chemistry has birthed an album filled with outstanding symphonic metal hymns full of catchy hooks, riffs, and bolstered by Caterina’s stunning vocal performance. Caterina continues to show increased musical maturity with each new release and “Emerge” is easily her most realized musical offering to date. Her and Nasson’s songwriting partnership has now been running for a few years now and that familiarity with one another’s style shines through on the songs that comprise this album. South America has long had a love affair with heavy music and Chaos Magic’s “Emerge” is a breath of fresh air in the symphonic metal scene.

Additionally, Elina Siirala (Leaves’ Eyes) and Mistheria contribute vocal and piano performances, respectively, to ‘Garden Of Winter’.

Caterina Nix is a superb vocalist from Chile, who was “discovered” by ex – Stratovarius composer and guitarist Timo Tolkki during one of his tours of South America. Timo was supremely confident in Caterina’s musical talent from the start and wrote and produced the first Chaos Magic album for her. Additionally, he had her perform on the second Tiimo Tolkki’s Avalon rock opera album, “Angels Of The Apocalypse”.

While these two things brought Caterina more to the forefront on the International stage, she had already started her music career with the band Aghonya, who released their first and only album “Oxygen” in 2008. Caterina had written all the lyrics and vocal lines for the album, which was released independently and received rave reviews. The band would go on to open shows in Chile for bands such as After Forever, Edguy, and Within Temptation before disbanding. Caterina continued to work on music before eventually meeting Tolkki and starting her new musical journey with Chaos Magic.

Tracklist:

Emerge
Beneath Your Skin
The Impossible
Garden Of Winter (Feat. Elina Siirala)
Hearts Gone Dark
Beyond The Silence
Days Of Lions
In The Depths Of The Night
Victims Of Our Heaven
When If Not Today
What’s Your Fuel

Total length: 0.49.44

LINE-UP:
Caterina Nix – Vocals
Nasson – Bass, Vocals
Mario Torres – Guitar
Mistheria – Keyboard
Carlos Hernandez – Drums

Guests:
Elina Siirala – Vocals on “Garden of Winter”
Mistheria – Piano on “Garden Of Winter”

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/caterinanix/
https://www.instagram.com/caterina_nix_official/

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Front Line Assembly Remixed by Black Asteroid

“Purge,” the opening track from Front Line Assembly’s critically acclaimed 2021 album, “Mechanical Soul,” was remixed by Black Asteroid and released today by Metropolis Records on all digital and streaming formats. Having just recently completed a North American tour, FLA will be touring all over Europe with Die Krupps this August.

https://frontlineassembly.bandcamp.com/track/purge-black-asteroid-remix

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My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult Get Funky on Lost ‘Sexplosion!’ Outtake

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult Get Funky on Lost 'Sexplosion!' Outtake
SOURCE: Rolling Stone

Nearly four decades since My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult innovated a club-friendly take on industrial music, the group is reissuing its lubricious third album, 1991’s Sexplosion!, with an near-forgotten outtake that the group has reworked. The track, “Any Way Ya Wanna,” contains all the feel-good disco vibes and tongue-in-cheek kitsch of Sexplosion! with funky horns, bouncy piano, film samples, and frontman Groovie Mann telling you to “do it any way you can.” The limited-edition double-LP reissue will ship mid-June via its original label, Wax Trax! and is available for preorder.

The video, a psychedelic montage of movie clips with fuzzy imagery of the band directed by sound and visual artist Animoscillator, harkens back to the group’s early Nineties aesthetic.

“‘Any Way Ya Wanna’ was one of those songs that fell along the wayside while we were writing the album Sexplosion!” Thrill Kill Kult multi-instrumentalist Buzz McCoy said in a statement. “It just wasn’t working for us at the time, and we completely forgot about it until Wax Trax! asked us if we had any unreleased tracks from that era. Listening to it 30 years later, we realized the song wasn’t so bad after all. It just needed to be polished up and rearranged a bit to make things flow. I think we got it right this time around.”


Mann described the track with many abbreviations in his own inimitable way: “Killer Koolest Lost Disko track from the molten vaults ov MLWTTKK, escorted by Sexiness & Flash to Put all TKK Back into ‘The TKK Disco-Dance Trance!’”

Sexplosion! marked Thrill Kill Kult’s crossover moment, thanks to a lighter, more free-spirited approach to industrial music than their contemporaries in Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. The trippy disco-fied title track, which combined James Bond samples with conga drums, made it to Number 10 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, which attracted major label Interscope to sign them and release Sexplosion!’s “Sex on Wheelz” as a single. That track, which plays off rock & roll car songs with a more aggressive sound, bowed at Number 15 on the Dance Club Songs chart and crossed over to Number 17 on the Alternative Songs chart. The success led to two major label albums, 13 Above the Night (1993) and Hit & Run Holiday (1995) and the approval of Beavis and Butt-head.

Sexplosion! Reissue Track List

A1 “The International Sin Set”
A2 “Leathersex”
A3 “A Martini Built for 2”
A4 “Dream Baby”
A5 “Mood No. 6”

B1 “Sexplosion”
B2 “Princess of the Queens (The Lost Generation)”
B3 “Sex on Wheelz”
B4 “A Continental Touch”
B5 “Mystery Babylon”

C1 “Any Way Ya Wanna” (Previously Unreleased)
C2 “Sex on Wheelz” (Midnite Marauder Mix)
C3 “Leathersex” (Remix)

D1 “Sexplosion” (Mega-Mixxx)

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SORDES DOMINUM Unchain Twin Concept EPs “MORTALIS” & “IMMORTALIS”

(The New Music Video “MENDACIUM IMMORTALIS” Is Now Available on YouTube)

With influences ranging from the prestige of SUNNO))) to the vigorous force of SEPTICFLESH, SORDES DOMINUM’s master objective is to bear the heaviest instrumental symphonic metal to avid listeners of extreme music. Special edition digipacks are now available for both EPs “Mortalis” & “Immortalis” directly from the band at www.sordesdominum.com.

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CHEAP TRICK’s Early Days Examined In New Book ‘This Band Has No Past’

This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick: Kramp, Brian J.:  9781911036876: Amazon.com: Books

Jawbone Press has set a September 6 release date for “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick”, a new book by Brian J. Kramp.

Based on extensive original interviews, “This Band Has No Past” reveals how the beloved American rockers rose from the rural Midwest to multiplatinum success. Published to coincide with the 45th anniversary of CHEAP TRICK’s landmark second album, “In Color”, with an exclusive foreword by PEARL JAM’s Jeff Ament.

“This band has no past” was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of CHEAP TRICK‘s first album, but the band, of course, did have a past — a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band’s debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.

“This Band Has No Past” tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest — the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest — and how they doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock ‘n’ roll. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in CHEAP TRICK, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues — with interest — night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans’ backyards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart.

Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, “This Band Has No Past” is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the CHEAP TRICK logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? What kind of beer did David Bowie drink? Read on and find out.

Original CHEAP TRICK drummer Bun E. Carlos said: “Brian Kramp dug deep for the details. After reading his book, my black-and-white memories are now in color. Great work, Brian!”

Founded in 1974, CHEAP TRICK is an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe for its instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop-rock ‘n’ roll. The bandmembers are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore”“California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender”“I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide No. 1 hit single “The Flame”.

2016 saw CHEAP TRICK inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, a long-overdue acknowledgment of a nearly five-decade career that has earned them more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications, myriad awards and industry honors, featured appearances on over 20 movie soundtracks, and total record sales well in excess of 20 million.

CHEAP TRICK‘s current lineup includes three of its original members: singer Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom PeterssonCarlos stopped touring with the band in 2010 and was replaced by Nielsen‘s son Daxx. Rounding out CHEAP TRICK‘s current touring lineup is Robin Zander‘s son, Robin Taylor Zander, on rhythm guitar and vocals.

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NEW PARADOX OBSCUR VIDEO

Today, PARADOX OBSCUR unveil “Cocoon,” the third video from their intense “Morphogenesis” album. The video was produced by ArtHouse Studio and Cottonbro. “Morphogenesis” was released last month by Metropolis on both compact disc and limited edition vinyl along with all digital and streaming platforms.

In 2014, Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor created the alternative electronic duo PARADOX OBSCUR. As one of the few electronic ensembles to record their albums in real time without the use of digital processing on a PC, the duo insist on keeping the inspiration unchanged as they lead the listener to a direct shared experience with their sound.

The two came from different artistic directions, Kriistal Ann from the field of classical music and piano, ultimately receiving her first stimuli from the Prague State Conservatory, while Toxic Razor – an incurable fan of synthesizers and drum machines – recorded his fledgling ideas on tape. Apart the duo have both created successful solo works along with international collaborations with avant-garde artists, a fact that attracted the interest of European organizers resulting in their inclusion at numerous festivals and events. There, from their earliest days, the duo shared stages with internationally important bands from genres including Minimal-Electro, Cold Wave and Post-Punk.

Paradox Obscur’s vast discography is spread across various European record companies including the British label Peripheral Minimal as well as the German label Young & Cold Records. The year 2020 was a milestone in the recognition of their talents, that year the duo signed with the Philadelphia-based US label Metropolis Records (FRONT 242, KMFDM, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY). In 2021, Paradox Obscur released a collection entitled “Singles & Rarities” and with the 2022 release of “Morphogenesis,” the band chalk up their rather prolific fifth full-studio album in a mere eight years.

https://paradoxobscur.bandcamp.com/album/morphogenesis

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