RAFF – Official Self titled album to be released soon

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RAFF are historical stalwarts of 1980s Italian heavy metal,  finally writing the most important chapter in their troubled musical career by publishing this first LP. Remember that RAFF were a special band: capable of touring with a very young Iron Maiden during their 1981 Italian tour, they played with the likes of superstars such as Gillan , Ramones and Uriah Heep, and are most famous for having rejected a contract with EMI to stay pure to their own underground rules, without having to bow to the absurd demands of any major label.

Coming in a LP version limited to 500 copies (150 ultra- limited in golden vinyl), it has been masterfully recorded  by Fabio Lanciotti at the “Bottega del Suono“, and presents RAFF as loud as never before… finally free to leave their mark into Italian heavy rock history. This album collects their most famous songs, from “Rafforce Commandos”  to “Rocker”, spanning through “Live It Loud” and “I Trust”…  total hymns for at least two generations of Italian metalheads.

This much needed vinyl release,  besides having the historic RAFF logo embossed on the cover, also includes the “cursed” story of the band as told by long time fan Giovanni Loria, topped off by tons of original and unpublished photos from the era collected in a beautiful 8-page booklet.  A download code to get the tracks in digital format for your MP3 players is also included.
“RAFF” will be also available on compact disc , and released by My Graveyard Productions.

The official release scheduled for May 2, 2014… be on the lookout for this gem from the past of Italian heavy metal!

DARK FOREST “The Awakening” PRE-ORDERS and VIDEO Song Preview

DARK FOREST‘s third album “The Awakening” will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 6th in the USA, and so far it has been very well-welcomed by the Metal press.

To convince you that this album is rightly been regarded as “one of the best heavy metal releases of early 2014″,  the band has released a videoclip of their new anthem “Sons of England” (without doubt, one of the most memorable songs amongst “The Awakening”‘s setlist). Watch the video here:


 

These are some of the European press’ comments:

“Ein stimmiges Album.” (Time for Metal, D)

“Dark Forest levert met ‘The Awakening’ een cd af met 9 sterke heavymetalnummers en een die makkelijk mee kan met de top van de heavy metal. Goede plaat!” (White Room Reviews, NL)

“The Awakening” is one of the first real heavy metal highlights of 2014. Please let there be many more!” (Metal Squadron, N)

“Das dritte Album der von Hingabe beseelten Briten, die ihre Band 2002 gründeten. Epischer und melodischer Heavy Metal, zuweilen nahe dran am Power Metal. Mit visionär-verträumter Aura!” (EMP, D)

“Ein wahres Jahreshighlight, das von Mal zu Mal stärker in den Ohren knallt und jeden Liebhaber epischen True Metals zum Jauchzen bringen wird.” (Stormbringer.at, AT)

“Ein klassisches Metal-Album mit leicht epischem Charakter.” (Legacy, D)

“Traditioneller Heavy Metal mit viel Melodie und einigen frühen Speed-Elementen.” (Bleeding4Metal)

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We are now starting to take pre-orders for the album which will be available in the following formats:

| Compact Disc with one bonus track |

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| Limited edition green vinyl |

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| Regular Black Vinyl |

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| Digital |

Both vinyl-editions include a download code.
We have also made some great beer mats that will be given away for free ONLY to direct purchase from our webstore!!

Additionally, we offer the chance to purchase “The Awakening” together with Dark Forest’s previous release “Dawn of Infinity” for a very friendly price! Check this fantastic promo here:

CD COMBO
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VINYL LP COMBO
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Finally, do not miss the chance to see DARK FOREST
celebrate the release of “the Awakening” with two live shows; the first live appearance will be next Saturday the 22nd of February at The Lamp Tavern in their hometown of Dudley, supported by Ascalon and Gunners Law.

The following weekend, DARK FOREST will be playing at Brofest II with the likes of Jaguar, Blitzkrieg, Atomkraft etc. Still unconvinced about buying their new album? Well, test their super-energetic live shows and decide for yourself!

Alehorn of Power VII is almost upon us!

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Alehorn of Power VII is almost upon us!  This important festival will see Cruz del Sur‘s artistes Bible of the Devil and High Spirits, again to be sharing the stage with the legendary MANILLA ROAD.  This year’s Alehorn is of mammoth proportions and is not to be missed.  Here are the details along with the lineup and set times:

Nov. 2nd Sat. @ Reggie’s Rock Club 2105 S. State St. Chicago, IL
Tickets $20  Buy Tickets here.
Doors 7pm 17+

MANILLA ROAD 11:15- late
HIGH SPIRITS 10-10:45pm
BIBLE OF THE DEVIL 9-9:45pm
HARBINGER 8:15-8:45pm
ANCIENT DREAMS 7:30pm-8:00pm

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