Temple Of Lies

Temple Of Lies - From Sand

Release new video for MoM, taken from their album ‘From Sand’ which is out now.

“Their sound has a mix of Clutch and Red Fang with a little more traditional metal edge thrown in…” Uberrock “mixing up Monster Magnet with elements of long-lost grunge band Tad, Metallica and Mastadon, Temple Of Lies provide a neat object lesson in what can be done even without the support of a label…. what you do need are talent and determination, both of which ToL have in spades” Sonic Abuse.

Upcoming shows:
30th June, Duffy’s Bar, Leicester.
19th August, Pi Bar, Leicester.

Midlands based Temple Of Lies first came to light in 2010, honing their skills on the road and blitzing venues up and down the country with their brutal sound. Overcoming a couple of line up changes early on in the band’s existence, they’ve now consolidated their hugely talented line up and took the decision to rework a few of the tracks from their debut album ‘Monumental’ and put them onto ‘From Sand’, to reflect the far heavier, more mature sound they now have.

With ‘From Sand‘, they’ve released an album that’s a bit of a monster, a huge slab of raw, rasping stoner/doom styled heavy rock, urged relentlessly onward by vocalist Si Shaw’s roar. There are no punches pulled, no slick tricks here just honest, full on & fabulous bruising tracks belted out in their own inimitable style!

The band’s highly energetic live show delivers both musically and visually, entertaining audiences wherever they play and they are first and foremost a live band at heart, always will be. Temple Of Lies have recently supported the likes of XII Boar, Kyrbgrinder, Stormbringer, One Machine and their profile is growing fast so you’re going to be seeing a lot more of these guys!

‘From Sand’ was produced & mixed at ‘The Paddocks’ studio by Ross Hillard and Temple Of Lies, mastered at ‘Safe And Sound’.

Temple Of Lies are:

Vocals – Si Shaw, Guitar – Jon Scranney, Bass – Simon Ball, Drums – Alex Gamble

Previous release:

Debut album ‘Monumental’ released 2013, two tracks featured as the title music for an American Wrestling internet TV Channel in 2014.

For more information follow the band on facebook.

Delain

Moonbathers - DELAINSet To Be Released August 26th 2016.

2016 means ten years of DELAIN – and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The band’s latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course? Finally the wait is over, as DELAIN have now unveiled first and hotly anticipated details for their upcoming and fifth studio album titled ‘Moonbathers’, set to be released August 26th 2016 on Napalm Records!

DELAIN:
“We have never had so many milestone events in one year. The release of our EP ‘Lunar Prelude’, our fifth studio album ‘Moonbathers’, our upcoming 10 year anniversary celebrations and Live registration, and there is still more to come. All of this while playing our most heavy touring year ever. We are on a roll, and our new album ‘Moonbathers’ is here to embody that. We hope you will enjoy this new effort and join us on our endeavors making 2016 the biggest year for DELAIN ever!”

‘Moonbathers’, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen aswell as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track ‘Hands Of Gold’.

The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur.

The track list will read as follows:

1. Hands Of Gold – Featuring Alissa White-Gluz 2. The Glory and the Scum 3. Suckerpunch 4. The Hurricane 5. Chrysalis – The Last Breath 6. Fire With Fire 7. Pendulum 8. Danse Macabre 9. Scandal 10. Turn the Lights Out 11. The Monarch Bonus CD 12. Suckerpunch – Live In The Netherlands 13. Turn The Lights Out – Live In The Netherlands 14. The Glory And The Scum – Live In The Netherlands 15. Don’t Let Go – Live In The Netherlands 16. The Glory And The Scum – Orchestra 17. Hands Of Gold – Orchestra.

With ten years, touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Nightwish or Within Temptation, two EP’s and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far!

Pre-order ‘Moonbathers’ visit Napalmrecords.

Hils Ovation

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 18th June 2016.

It’s been quite a while since our last trip to the Slade Rooms but tonight’s Hils Ovation show certainly has a lot to offer with performances lined up from Evil Empire, Stranger In Death, Master Charger, Our World Below? and ultimately, My Brother, The Wolf.

And if you want to get a night off to an energetic start then Evil Empire are just the band to do it, as their formidable front man Dave Gwinnutt stands still for no-one. Following on from their recent album release of ‘To Punish And Enslave’, the band’s set tonight included several tracks from it, with ‘Gallows Call’ reigning down quite a hearty helping of groove metal which hit just the right spot with the Slade Rooms audience. It was also great to see how well this band gel together on stage and if that isn’t also a crucial ingredient of their success then I don’t know what is!

Dave Gwinnutt - Evil Empire

Our second band of the night were none other than Stranger in Death and according to legend, if you say the name ‘Beetlejuice’ three times, Mike Mooney will appear and sure enough, there he was – in one of the most spectacular purple suits you could ever wish to imagine! Stranger In Death are quite an experience to see live and have an impressive talent in the song writing department aswell, with ‘I Am The Hunter’ being a particular highlight of their set tonight.

Mike Mooney - Stranger In Death

The next band to take to the stage have consistently been creating quite a talking point on the music scene and are a band that I’m just a little bit chuffed to be able to finally catch live – that band being Master Charger. This bearded trio have a glorious depth to their sound that captures a multitude of heaviness which sits way beyond what you would expect a trio to be capable of and all of which just seems to roll out with natural born ease. If you’ve not checked out Master Charger before then I strongly advise that you do as they’re definitely a band to remember!

John James - Master Charger

It’s been a busy few weeks for Our World Below? with the recent release of their brand new EP ‘Dwarf The Earth’ being a definite highlight and tonight, there was certainly a feeling good factor evident up on stage. Even with a few technical difficulties and a drum kit desperate to escape the grasp of powerhouse drummer Jack Skilton, I would happily say that tonight, Our World Below? were on their best form ever!

Jack Skilton - Our World Below

With our headlining band My Brother, The Wolf just about ready to take to the stage, it was quite obvious that there were a fair few people in the audience who were looking forward to their set and the band quickly set about proving why.

Pete Jorkowski - My Brother, The Wolf

There is a healthy groove in the metal of My Brother, The Wolf that is fuelled by the duel attack of guitars, courtesy of Jay Rogers and Dan Wynne-Jones and superbly backed up by the rhythms of Pete Jorkowski on bass and Chris Conyon on drums. Much credit also needs to go to front man Adam Wakeman whose energetic performance and vocals simply set the songs alight and without doubt, these guys delivered a headline performance tonight.

Adam Wakeman - My Brother, The Wolf

Tonight’s gig made for quite a night, with each and every band scoring a direct hit with all those present – a great night indeed!

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.