Quebec/Ottawa based hard rock band, Tonnerre, have announced that they will release their debut album, La Nuit Sauvage, on the Cruz Del Sur Music record label. It is due out on April 5, 2024 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Read more below.
Stockholm based prog rockers, Ritual, have just signed up with Norwegian record label, Karisma Records. The Swedes join the roster with news that they will be releasing their sixth full-length album, The Story of Mr. Bogd, Part I, in 2024. Head into the article below to find out more.
LA heavy rockers, Fireball Ministry, have joined the Ripple Music record label roster for the reissue of their most iconic albums, as part of the label’s new “Beneath The Desert Floor” series. Ripple Music will soon unveil more info about the album reissues, but you can read more about the band right now, in the article below.
Says the band: “Fireball Ministry is thrilled to join forces with Ripple Music to release some of our classic albums on vinyl, and share our music with new ears through the Beneath The Desert Floor series.“
Following on from the recent launch of its “Beneath The Desert Floor” series, Californian label Ripple Music is happy to welcome Fireball Ministry to its roster for the upcoming reissue of some of the band’s iconic records.
For nearly two decades, a subversive clandestine cadre of true believers from all walks of life has spread the good word about the band. Fireball Ministry asked an important question with their debut in 1999: Ou Est La Rock? In 2001 they released an EP on Small Stone Records, FMEP. Four years later, the rumble rang louder from the underground, with MTV News taking notice of The Second Great Awakening (Nuclear Blast).
Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Century Media), released in 2005, was recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 West studios, and like their previous album, produced by genre legend Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains). In 2010, Fireball Ministry released their self-titled fourth studio album Fireball Ministry (Restricted), produced by Andrew Alekel (Clutch, Fu Manchu), followed by Remember the Story in 2017 (Cleopatra Records). The band remains determined to define success on their own terms, forging ahead with lives free from artistic compromise. Never forget to Remember the Story.
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Founded by by James A. Rota II (The Company Band, Dream Widow), Emily J. Burton (Black Sabbitch), Scott Reeder (ex-Kyuss, The Obsessed) and John Oreshnick, Fireball Ministry has truth and rock n’ roll valor imprinted in their DNA, with a mixture of East Coast and Midwestern roots stirred into their California melting pot. From the outset, the band has aggressively steered clear of pretension. They move ever forward with a clear focus on bottom-heavy tunes, channeling timeless hard rock without falling into the traps of mere imitation or novelty. As such, they have earned the respect of many fellow artists, and a legion of dedicated fans has built in their wake.
Sabbath-soaked rhythms, Priest-worshipping melodies, and no-nonsense Thin Lizzy mayhem collide in the Hollywood, California band, a group that has humbly but confidently flown the flag for rock authenticity since the hard-partying year of 1999. The list of legendary icons that have invited Fireball Ministry to share their stages reads like a crucial discography of desert island riffs: Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heap, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Slayer, Danzig, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Dio, and Zakk Wylde’s tribute trio, Zakk Sabbath. They’re an essential part of the festival landscape, regularly appearing at crucial events like Psycho Las Vegas and Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise. The WWE and the people who made Sons of Anarchy are among the true believers who’ve adopted Fireball Ministry anthems as battle cries in their programming.
Fireball Ministry lineup:
James A. Rota II – Vocals/Guitar
Emily J. Burton – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Scott Reeder – Bass
John Oreshnick – Drums
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Danish death metal outfit Plaguemace are gearing up to unleash their debut album, Reptilian Warlords. The longplayer is due out on November 17, 2023 via Napalm Records. Formed in only 2020, this is the follow up to their six-track EP, Primal Priest, from the same year. Read more below.
Dublin-based thrash metallers, Crossfire, have just unleashed their new single and video, “Switch To Reset”. The new track comes in conjunction with the news of their signing with Wormholedeath Records for the release of their album of the same name, scheduled to launch December 15, 2023.
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Italy’s Kingcrow have just signed up with the Season of Mist record label for the release of their upcoming album, Hopium. This is their first record since 2018’s The Persistence. Head into the article below to find out more about the band.
Helsinki-based death metal unit Malformed has announced that their new EP, The Gathering of Souls will be released via the Extremely Rotten Productions record label. The EP comes out on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital formats this October 13th. Head into the article below to find out more.
California’s Holy Wars have shared a brand new single and video in “Deus Ex Machina.” The track was revealed in conjunction with the announcement that they will now work with the Pale Chord record lable (home to Spiritbox, Harper, and Thousand Below). Check out the video in the article below.
Colorado metalcore mob Mouth For War have just inked a deal with the MNRK Heavy record label. This new agreement will see the five-piece release their second full-length studio album late this Fall. They have also shared their brand single “Under The Gun”. Check out the video in this article.