Band: VEGA Album: Only Human VÖ: 11.05.2018 Label: FrontiersMusic/Soulfood
ONLY HUMAN is the fifth studio album from UK melodic rock stalwarts Vega. The band produced the album and also teamed up with the legendary Canadian musician and producer, Harry Hess of Harem Scarem on mixing and mastering to bring their fans another gem of a melodic rock record!
If you’re very lucky, there may be occasions in your life when you find a band and you realize you’ve discovered something a bit special. Sure we’ve all heard ‚great‘ bands who release ‚great‘ albums, but VEGA is indeed a band that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and give you that butterflies in your stomach excitement as you listen to the songs on an album for the first time!
"We wear our love of 80’s rock music on our sleeve, but we also have injected our love of modern rock music to it. We aren’t trying to rehash anything: the sound we have achieved is 100% VEGA. We didn’t want to try and guess what people expect and get it wrong," says singer Nick Workman.
Following the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Who We Are’ in 2016, Vega remained busy promoting that album before jumping right back into the studio to record the follow-up, ONLY HUMAN. Promoting their last studio album, VEGA toured with Magnum, Dan Reed Network did a headline gig at the O2 Academy 2, appeared at the Steelhouse Festival, headlined Melodic Rock Night in Padova, IT, and hit Spain for a handful of dates. Additionally, they appeared at Derby At The Spot, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End Festival, Hard Rock Heaven AOR 5, Nordic Noise, Amplified Festival, and Rockingham Festival.
“Only Human” truly sees the band taking their song writing and performance to the next level. Be sure to catch the guys on tour!
1. Let’s Have Fun Tonight
2. Worth Dying For
3. Last Man Standing
4. Come Back Again
5. All Over Now
6. Mess You Made
7. Only Human
8. Standing Still
10. Turning Pages
11. Fade Away
12. Go To War
PRODUCED BY: VEGA
MIXED BY: Harry Hess
MASTERED BY: Harry Hess
Nick Workman: Lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and wall hitter
Tom Martin: Bass guitar
Marcus Thurston: Lead Guitar
James Martin: Keyboards
Mikey Kew: Guitar, backing vocals
Martin “Hutch” Hutchinson: Drums
VIOLATION WOUND – " With Man in Charge" VÖ: 27.04.2018
Band: VIOLATION WOUND Album: With Man in Charge VÖ: 27.04.2018 Label: Peaceville Records/Edel
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM OF VIOLENT PUNK ROCK FROM AUTOPSY MASTERMIND CHRIS REIFERT
Californian act Violation Wound was born in a beer and whiskey-soaked basement in June of 2013, driven to create 100% real punk rock. Nothing trendy, nothing wimpy, nothing pretentious, just fuelled by aggression and kick ass riffs. Violation Wound is not interested in modern, plastic or safe crap, instead honoring the raw, dirty and pissed off ways of the original innovators, while carving out a path all their own.
Featuring Autopsy (& former Abscess) mastermind Chris Reifert on guitars and vocals, alongside Bassist Joe Orterry & drummer Matt O’Connell, With Man In Charge is the band’s first release for Peaceville Records, offering psychotic blasts of punk injected madness over 20 tracks. Joining Violation Wound on With Man in Charge are guest appearances including Athenar of US act Midnight, plus Dave Hill, having recently collaborated with Chris in the rock act, Painted Doll. With Man in Charge was recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland Ca with Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy), with cover artwork created by Wes Benscoter (Autopsy, Slayer, Nile).
Chris Reifert states “We at VW headquarters are really fucking psyched to be working with Peaceville Records. We poured a lot of outrage, madness, aggression, and just plain ass kicking into our new album "With Man In Charge" and we think our intentions will be heard loud and clear for anyone who gets their eardrums wrapped around this quick fire distorted assault. This isn’t just an attempt to relive old punk days gone by or to latch on to whatever the hell people are calling hardcore these days. It’s insane music for insane times by insane people."
The first track to be released is “Stalemate Suicide”, “Ah, humans. If only we could learn to deal with each other intelligently instead of putting ourselves on the brink of potential nuclear war over toxic egos and playground insults. Should we build a bigger bomb? What could possibly go wrong?" contemplates Reifert
With Man In Charge will be available on CD / LP and digitally (with all digital pre-orders receiving “Stalemate Suicide” as an instant download) PRE-ORDER HERE
Violation Wound Live
17th Feb – USA, Oakland – Eli’s Mile High w/ Necrot