Babal release exciting new album Who Will I Be When I Leave?

Capturing the angst of the 21st Century with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and Jon Sharp on drums (plus guest musicians), BABAL delivers a thought-provoking, barbed performance that defies categorization.


BABAL reveal a dystopian, offbeat view of life; their cinematic, psych/art-rock approach calls up comparisons with Talking Heads, Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, Primus, Bent Knee, and Patti Smith among many. 

The band has gathered great responses around the UK and Europe and has also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.

It’s been said

This is a wonderful amalgamation of progressive rock mixed well with Frank Zappa – like experimentation.
Progressive Rock Central

Karen, Rob, and Jon have yet again delivered something out of the norm and very special indeed.
Kev Rowland – Prog Archives

BABAL offers you more than a record, it’s a journey without any barriers or musical boundaries.
Wil – Chronicle

Babal easily switch between dark, light, gray, and dazzling. The band moves seamlessly through improvisation, taut precision, poetic fusion, political satire, eccentricity, and authentic raw power.
Anne-Claire -Mazik

If you want a piece of music to play in the background to a dinner party, then you have come to the wrong place. But, if you want to sit down for an hour and be taken on a magic carpet ride through our fragile existence, with humour, sarcasm, and understanding. If you like great guitar, bass and drums all working together, so tight, you will think it is all the same person. If you like colour and light and meaning, then this is a must have….
Chris Gill – Band of Rain

About Who will I be when I leave?

BABAL has many carriages, and there are many stops along the way; sometimes the train is just too crowded and we have to get off and have a station break; a breather, while we wait for the next connection.

We never opt for the straight-through – it always speeds past, sending clouds of dust and screeching metal particles over us as we sit patiently on the bench, anticipating the arrival of the mystery train that will send us happily on our way, toward the next strange town of tunes. What wonderful places we visit, and are still visiting!

“Who Will I Be When I Leave?” takes us to some eccentric station stops on a network of infrequently used branch lines and complex intersections. Take the BABAL ticket once more, and sit back for the Corkscrew Ride…. we can’t guarantee a return trip; just taking the journey is the goal. X
Karen Langley 2022

Tracklisting

1. 3 Minutes (7.12)
2. Sitting Pretty (6.54)
3. Corkscrew Rider (8.22)
4. Dead End Friends (4.35)
5. The Wolf Slips Up Quickly (6.17)
6. Made Without Instructions (5.00)
7. Baby Wants Freedom (7.59)
8. Doors (12.10)
9. Who Will I Be When I Leave? (3.52)

Total Playtime: 61’57

Lineup
Karen Langley: vocals
Rob Williams: Guitars, synth, bass, programming
Jon Sharp: Drums
Guest artist
Paul Smith: Bass on “ Corkscrew Rider” and “Doors”

Online Shopping North America & South America
https://mrrmusic.com/babal/

Online Shopping Europe & Asia
https://babal.bandcamp.com/music

Style: Cinematic, psych, art rock, prog rock

Country: England    

Artwork © Karen Langley, Rob Williams, Lord Iain Hawk, Nick Raybould   
Label: Melodic Revolution Records

Microsoft Word – Babal Who Will I Be When I Leave? Press Sheet.docx

Discography

Who Will I Be When I Leave? (2022) CD, Digital & Streaming
Corkscrew Rider (Single) (2022) Digital & Streaming
Zombie Diary (Single) (2021) Digital & Streaming
Spirit In A Meat Suit (2021) CD, Digital & Streaming
Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows On The Radio (2020) Limited Edition CD, Digital & Streaming
Hellish Interlude (2020) Limited Edition USB
Frank’s Lament EP (2020) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming
The Big Everything EP (2019) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Glacier EP (2018) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Circle of Confusion of Tongues (2018) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming

Babal Online
Website: https://babal.rocks/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babalband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babal_band/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artminduk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/treborwise
Melodic Revolution Records: https://mrrmusic.com/project/babal/

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Press Inquiries:

Bad Dog Promotions
Phone: + 0044 793 266 4383 [email protected]

The God Of Hellfire ARTHUR BROWN Invites You To His MONSTER’S BALL, Releases New Single LUCIFER SAM With DEEP PURPLE’S IAN PAICE & STEVE HILLAGE!

Features performances by James Williamson, Ian Paice, Mark Stein, Nik Turner, Shuggie Otis & More
Los Angeles, CA – Fans of dark and ghoulish rock & roll are all cordially invited to attend what is sure to be the biggest party of this year’s Halloween season, Monster’s Ball, the new album from the one and only God Of Hellfire and theatrical rock visionary, Arthur Brown! For his latest macabre-themed masterpiece, Brown is joined by a murderer’s row of talented co-conspirators including the album’s producers Alan Davey, who also co-wrote several of the songs, and Fernando Perdomo, all of whom have helped Brown craft one of the most energetic and thrilling albums of his long and distinguished career. From The Stooges’ guitarist James Williamson, who brings the heat on a new version of Brown’s iconic 1968 hit “Fire” to the killer collaboration with Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on “Zombie Yelp,” Monster’s Ball promises to be one hell of a good time!

Today, Brown is proud to share another song from the album, the psychedelic opener to the album “Lucifer Sam,” penned by none other than Syd Barrett and featuring ripping performances by Gong guitarist Steve Hillage and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. Brown had this to say about the song, “As a prelude to the album launch on October 21st here’s a mysterious track by the enigmatic Syd Barrett. Fernando Perdomo’s bold production, the song’s adventurous structure, and the input of Steve Hillage and Ian Paice make this a delight of spooky fun. Shadows flickered and felines howled as I sang this portrait – Happy Halloween!”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/arthur_brown_lucifer_sam

Monster’s Ball will be available on all formats starting October 21 but you can pre-order your copy now!

Pre-order CD/VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=arthur+brown+monster%27s+ball&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/arthur_brown_monsters_ball

Track List:
1. Lucifer Sam feat. Ian Paice & Steve Hillage 
2. Screamin’ Ball (At Dracula’s Hall) feat. Alan Davey
3. I Feel Free feat. James Williamson & Rat Scabies 
4. Bucket O’ Blood feat. Nik Turner 
5. Zombie Yelp feat. Roye Albrighton & Mark Stein 
6. Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard feat. The Sinclairs 
7. Fire feat. James Williamson, Brian Auger & Carmine Appice
8. The Monster Hop feat. Shuggie Otis 
9. Curse Of The Hearse 
10. Mad Witch 
11. The Vampire feat. The Coffin Daggers 
12. Late Last Night feat. Steve Hillage, Roye Albrighton, Gilli Smyth & Joel Vandroogenbroeck 
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
13. Karn Evil #9 feat. Jordan Rudess

The Gardening Club Cross the Bridge of Spirits with New Album

As Martin Springett says ‘I am so fortunate to work with two brilliant musicians/producers in Kevin Laliberte and Norm Macpherson. I have wide musical interests and don’t care to be hemmed in by labels or listener expectations. With Kevin and Norm, I can travel to new and unexpected ports of call, and to many different musical worlds. A Bridge of Spirits connects them all.’

Bridge of Spirits Tracklist

1. Forever Leaving Home 06:05
2. The Sister of Theft 02:50
3. Woman In the Waves 05:56
4. Finding Home 01:48
5. Rare Birds 03:51
6. A Dance to the Music of Time 02:49
7. Bridge of Spirits 05:41
8. The Owl (long form) 17:04
9. The Gift 02:24
10. Strange Kingdom (Bonus Track) 04:49

Musicians on Bridge of Spirits

Kevin Laliberte – Flamenco Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Electric Bass 
Norm MacPherson: Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin & Bassoon 
Dave Wilkie: Vocals 
Denise Withnell: Vocals 
Drew Birston – Fretless Electric Bass and Acoustic Bass 
Martin Springett – Guitars, Bass, and Vocals 
Sari Alesh – Violin 
Wayne Kozak: Soprano Saxophone

Website: https://gardeningclubmusicandart.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100041018869969
Bandcamp: https://thegardeningclub.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnoZFljkNoakgZ7NMnqdXw

Melodic Revolution Records Online:

Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Evership are releasing The Law of Ages it’s 3rd and final single from their upcoming album, “The Uncrowned King – Act 2”, this Friday August 26th.

On Friday, August 26th the rock band Evership publishes the third and final single from their upcoming conclusion to the Rock Opera The Uncrowned King! The Law of Ages highlights the subtle and powerful range of vocalist Beau West and the classical influence of Shane Atkinson’s compositional prowess. Introspective and powerful, with notes as varied as Coldplay, The Scorpions, Kansas, and Queen, this single is a good power ballad suitable for modern, classic, acoustic, and progressive rock programs. A music video for The Law of Ages will be released on Sept.14th. The Uncrowned King – Act 2 will be released on October 14th.

About this Song
In this part of the rock opera, the wrongful king, the younger twin prince, has been crowned, leaving the rightful heir hopeless, until he meets Wisdom. The message here is when unjust life situations create uncertainties that are of such a scope as to be beyond our control, Wisdom encourages us to be patient and not reactive and comforts us with the knowledge that ill-gotten gain is temporal and truth, eventually, will be known.

About Evership
Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to main-stage performances at the largest of US Art/Prog rock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King – Act 1 was astounding. Highland (Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape” and UK’s ProgRadar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.

Listen Links
https://ffm.to/zq5eb67

Web: www.evership.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evershipband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

Booking/PR:
www.atkinsong.com
[email protected]
931-374-2436

French Prog Band NEMO to Release Les nouveaux mondes August 29, 2022

From 2002 to 2015, NEMO have been one of the leading Prog Rock bands in France. In 15 years of existence they conquered the world community of Prog lovers with their nine studio albums.

Supported by the international progressive press, self distributed worldwide with internet networks and a high-performance webshop (www.quadrifonic.com), the band has been booked by big festivals in Europe and in the USA.

Nemo has in particular shared the stage with: Focus, Adagio, The Flower Kings, 3, Anglagard, Galahad, Carptree, Pat McManus band, Fish, Vanden Plas, Saga…

In 2015, after the extremely well received album “Coma”, they decided to take a break of indefinite duration. 
This new recording of their debut album is not a comeback, but a way to thank the fans and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record.

New totally re-recorded version of NEMO’s first album, by the band’s most classic lineup (Jean Baptiste Itier, Lionel B. Guichard, Guillaume Fontaine and JP Louveton). The band, in a prolonged dormancy since 2015, recorded from a distance, and the result gives a huge added value to these tracks that have not aged a bit.

Lineup
Jean-Pierre LOUVETON: Guitar, vocals, bass (Africa), virtual instruments
Guillaume FONTAINE: Keyboards, vocals
Lionel B. GUICHARD: Bass
Jean-Baptiste ITIER: Drums
With:
Pascal BERTRAND: Drums (Bataille navale)
Benoît GAIGNON: Bass (Bataille navale)


“We are going to tell you a story, an extraordinary story. A story of exploits and discoveries. A story of challenges and progress. We are going to tell you the story of these men who moved the world forward, who pushed back the barriers of the impossible.
In these stories, the visionary spirit is at the service of the imagination, and the imagination is an accomplice of progress. The characters we’re about to show you, straight out of fiction, have ignited science and reformed the world…”

Release Date: August 29, 2022 Title: Les nouveaux mondes
Format: Digital HR/CD/Vinyl
Style: Progressive Rock
Country: France
Label: Quadrifonic
Artworking 2022: Stan-W DECKER

Tracklisting
1. Abysses (10.03)
2. Dr Fergusson et les caprices du vent Vol.1 : Au dessus des toits (6.39)
3. Danse du diable (2.48)
4. Tempête (7.18)
5. Dans la lune encore (6.23)
6. Dr Fergusson et les caprices du vent Vol.2 : Au dessus des pyramides (5.58)

PHILEAS (20.41)
7. Départ / Europe (4.57)
8. Les fleuves sacrés (3.16)
9. Luna (5.54)
10. Nouveau monde (6.34) BONUS
11. Africa (5.51)
12. Bataille navale (11.08) Total Playtime: 76’56

Discography

Les nouveaux mondes – July 2002
Eve et le génie du mal (EP) – September 2004 Prélude à la ruine – September 2004 Immersion publique (Live) – October 2005
Si (Partie 1) – April 2006
Si (Partie 2) – l’homme idéal – January 2007
Si (Live) – January 2009
Barbares – January 2009
La machine à remonter le temps (Live) – October 2010 R€volu$ion – May 2011

Le ver dans le fruit – September 2013
Coma – August, 2015
Pièces de collection – October 2018
Présages – November 2018
Le ver dans le fruit (Prog en Beauce 2013 Live) – May 2020 Les nouveaux mondes (2022 edition) – September 2022

Nemo Online
http://www.nemo-world.com/accueil
https://www.facebook.com/Némo-228434861690
https://nemo1.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHmXI0EtmF8

Vancouver’s HUNTING GIANTS Present Increasingly Intense, Progressive New Album “Mythos”; Unveil Music Video “Ancient Text”

L-R – Corey Wharton (Bass), Bradley Trivett (Guitar), Daniel Beavington (Drums), Stephen Atkey (Vocals)
Photographer Credit – Bradley Trivett

Canada’s Hunting Giants are proud to announce their new record “Mythos”, a progressive, high-caliber album that will grab listeners and amaze them with intricate woven stories, energetic riffs, and distinctive vocals. Their first presentation from the new offering will be the single “Ancient Text” and its music video.

The single is a story about a doomsday prophecy from a long-forgotten culture. While lyrically referencing both archaeological discoveries as well as age-old myths, the listener gets to experience how a shaman from the distant past might interpret a meteor shower that destroys his tribe. The band explains further:

“Ancient Text weaves an auditory puzzle in the ear of the listener while it tells the tale. It was inspired by the Taurid meteor stream, a stretch of space densely packed with astral debris which the Earth passes through twice a year, as well as the unknown catalyst which initiated the previous ice age 12,500 years ago. This adrenaline-pumping track plays host to a soft and sensual breakdown where our shamanic protagonist bears witness to the coming end of days.”

Referencing both scientific discovery and age-old myth, “Ancient Text” is a wild ride that maintains engagement and leaves one breathless. Full of tension, and raging riffs, Hunting Giants ends the song with a rhythmic labyrinth of guitar, bass, and percussion framing the climax of their tale.

Hunting Giants is confident that new listeners, as well as those familiar with them through their previous release “Skyward Eyes”, will find an accomplished intensity and listenability in “Mythos”,which represents their musical growth and evolution. Each of the thirteen songs was specially picked for the album to contribute to the overarching story in a theatrical and energetic manner.

With riffs that will inspire and lyrics that will mystify, Hunting Giants is recommended for those who enjoy a 90s vibe and progressive elements, especially fans of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Audioslave.

The music video for the first single “Ancient Text” can be seen and heard via its premiere on Spaceuntravel at https://youtu.be/NkEQ6m8bzx4

Digital Single – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/huntinggiants/ancient-text

The album “Mythos” is out on September 30, 2022.

CD pre-order – https://huntinggiants.com/new/?product_cat=pre-orders

Digital – Huntinggiants.bandcamp.comApple MusicSpotify.

Track Listing:
1. Mythos – 3:28
2. Ancient Text – 3:18
3. Too Big To Kill – 3:06
4. Rituals – 3:57
5. Among Thieves – 5:28
6. Whispers – 2:16
7. Vanguard – 2:54
8. Mantle – 3:19
9. Kindred – 4:05
10. Epitaph – 1:09
11. Into Stone – 4:55
12. Remnant – 4:00
13. King of Ashes – 2:52
Album Length: 44:49

Hunting Giants is:
Corey Wharton – Bass Guitar
Stephen Atkey – Vocals
Bradley Trivett – Guitar
Daniel Beavington – Drums

For more info:
HuntingGiants.com
Facebook.com/huntinggiantsband
Instagram.com/huntinggiantsband
Twitter.com/huntinggiants

Hunting Giants was started in 2017 with Bradley Trivett assembling the first musical themes and combining the percussive expertise of Daniel Beavington with the explosive rhythmic prowess of Corey J. Wharton into the foundation of a team set to discover and dominate the most enormous sounds and daunting massive ideas they could find. Led by the visionary passion and styling of frontman Stephen Atkey, Hunting Giants is poised to deliver an incredible auditory and visual experience.

“Hunting Giants stake their claim as a powerful new force in the Pacific Northwest metal scene…this band is absolutely one you’ll want to keep an eye on.” – Wail Magazine

Discography:
2022 – Mythos – LP
2018 – Skyward Eyes – EP

Shared Stage with:
Unleash the Archers, Wednesday 13, Ophelia Falling, Kayas, Vessel, Sick Logic, Dark Stone