THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION Complete Recording Sessions For ‘Memoirs Of A Rat Queen’

Australian psychedelic rock and roll occultists THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming fourth full-length, “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen”. The album, tracked by bassist Jaytanic Ritual and The Pet Food Factory in Marrkville, Sydney, will be the band’s first for Cruz Del Sur Music and will see the light of day this September. 

“It took a while longer than we originally anticipated, which is what we should have expected,” says guitarist Inverted CruciFox. “We try to include a lot of small details that reward headphone-wearing listeners who use our records to travel to alternate dimensions. There has to be enough fuel to accommodate their journey.”

Accordingly, the band’s blend of progressive, metal and space rock will be on full display on their new album, sure to please followers of the band. “It feels a bit different, yet a natural progression, which was the aim,” says CruciFox. “I feel like we have paid our sonic respects to QUEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, T-REX and many others.”

Since The Pet Food Factory is run by Ritual, there is a certain sense of familiarity with the studio’s confines. CruciFox says that other underground acts in Sydney often benefit from “residual magicks leftover by [vocalist] The Imperial Priestesses’ occasional presence there.” Therefore, it is little surprise the rest of THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION takes cues from their imitable frontwoman.

“There are few specific recollections of the process,” notes CruciFox. “We simply present at the studio and swiftly fall under the thrall of the Imperial Priestess who conducts the music through us via mind control. There is a feeling of disorientation and euphoria followed by shock that 12 months has passed and the album is complete.”

With “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen” now in the bag, all CruciFox and his THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION bandmates can do is bide their time until it’s unleashed upon the unwitting metal masses. “We are awaiting the response of the ancient ones — a centuries-old council of mystic faeries who determine which of the new songs shall be added to the set. It’s an unconventional approach, but we stand by our methods.”

Related links:
https://theneptunepowerfederation.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theneptunepowerfederation

KEEP IT TRUE 2020: WARM UP SHOW WITH THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, SANHEDRIN, VULTURES VENGEANCE, TIR

A MESSAGE FROM KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL!

Due to the great demand and many years of faithful support from you, we decided, in cooperation with our friends from CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL RECORDS, to make the official Warm Up on Thursday in Dittigheim a full WARM UP show with FOUR high-class bands. As a big thank you to you, we will offer the tickets for only 10 Euro (plus presale fee) Expenses Contribution.
You can order these under this link. To save shipping costs you can use the Print@Home feature. At the doors ticket will be exactly 10 Euro without fees and we will keep around 50 tickets for the doors.

https://posthalle.reservix.de/p/reservix/group/311227

Of course the tickets are strictly limited!

After the show, there will be the usual Metal Disco with Thorsten MOR Hepp.

On this occasion, we will already be giving out the festival wristbands for the KIT Festival throughout the Warm Up Show (on presentation of the ticket, of course) to speed up entry on Friday.
In addition, we are currently working on further measures to optimize the admission on Friday, but later there will be a separate newsletter.

 

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL RECORDS present:

 

KEEP IT TRUE WARM UP SHOW

 

SLOUGH FEG (USA)

SANHEDRIN (USA)

VULTURES VENGEANCE (ITA)

TIR (ITA)

Turnhalle Dittigheim
23. April 2020

Doors: 07:00 pm

First Band: 08:00 pm

 

www.keep-it-true.de

www.facebook.com/keepittruefestival

 

Metal on,

 

Oli + Tarek

HAMMER KING Releases Energetic ‘Locust Plague’ Video

German traditional metal heroes HAMMER KING have issued the video for “Locust Plague”, which comes from their 2018 studio album, “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home”. The video — shot in the band’s natural live element in front of their loyal, headbanging fans — was edited by Christian Palm.

The decisioning behind the “Locust Plague” video was simple for HAMMER KING. In an album filled with triumphant, sterling anthems, “Locust Plague”, in its barn-burning glory, has become an instant live favourite.

“We just recently moved the song up to third in the setlist,” says guitarist/vocalist Titan Fox. “We also love the song because it captures the weekend we spent in Rome playing Cruz Del Sur Music’s ‘Burn This Town’ festival with ROSAE CRUCIS and SACRED STEEL — it’s all there in the lyrics. I’ve always liked songs that told a true story, sort of like SAXON’s ‘And The Bands Played On’. Gladly, the King gave us a song to remember the festival forever.”

“The Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” album cycle has surpassed expectations for HAMMER KING. In addition to critical and journalistic acclaim, the band has expanded its reach in the continental metal scene, something the King is very pleased about, according to Fox. The immediate future will find HAMMER KING playing a handful of important live dates, with other more “pleasurable” happenings taking place as well.

HAMMER KING will certainly spend some days refuelling at the nudist beach of Saint Tropez Kingdom,” says Fox. “You know, beautiful naked women to our left, beautiful naked women to our right. But we will keep playing shows as well. A benefit festival with TANKARD is next, we will play a very small metal cruise on a river in the French-German borderland, then there is a festival with GRAVE DIGGER and GIRLSCHOOL.

“At the same time, we are already working on songs for our fourth album. Around 20 ideas are floating, but not all will be on the album. We have started early this time, so there is plenty of time to pick only the best of the best of the King‘s songs for the next album.”