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Texas Metal Outlaws Releasing Self - Titled with Heaven and Hell Records and Texas Underground Records - 26 October 2018

TEXAS MJETAL OUTLAWS The heat, the attitude, the METAL! Texas doesn't do subtly and it sure as hell doesn't do mellow, as evidenced by the forthcoming self-titled album of molten Lone Star metal from TEXAS METAL OUTLAWS. Available on CD (Heaven and Hell Records) and vinyl (Texas Metal Underground Records), each of the album's nine tracks features a unique line-up of players from the deep well of Texas metal talent.

Though barely scratching the surface of the magic on offer, some particularly interesting aspects of the album include:

The appearance of every member of WITCHES MARK on "Malt Liquor Maniac."

Bonus track "Black and Green" features every member of Agony Column, plus guitarist Robert Williams (IGNITOR/WITCHES MARK) and is the first thing AGONY COLUMN has recorded since 1995's Way Back In The Woods album.

The Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager-penned cover of "That's What Friends are For" features a complete previous lineup of IGNITOR plus Logan Orlando Perez (AGAINST THE PLAGUES, VEX, WHORE OF BABYLON).

The cover song "Running From The Law" from RIOT's Born In America album was recorded as a tribute to Mark Reale and Rhett Forrester and even features Donnie Van Stavern (RIOT) on bass.



The complete list of players on Texas Metal Outlaws is as follows:

Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, IGNITOR, Evil United)

Stuart Laurence (Agony Column, IGNITOR)

Donnie Van Stavern (S.A. Slayer, RIOT, Pitbull Daycare)

Felix Griffin (D.R.I. , Bat)

Robb Bockman (Witches Mark, UADA)

Scott Palmer (Witches Mark, Byfist, Demontuary)

Carlos Zema (Immortal Guardian, Vougan, Heaven's Guardian, Outworld, David Shankle Group)

Billy Dansfiell (Agony Column, IGNITOR, E.K.U., Zero Percent)

Ross The Boss Friedman (Manowar, Death Dealer, Ross The Boss band, The Dictators)

Cody Gilliland (Immortal Guardian)

Richie Turner (Agony Column)

Chris Alaniz (Agony Column, Cheetah Chrome)

Mike Soliz (Militia, Assalant, Oblivion Knight)

Mark Zammaron (Odometer, Las Cruces, Wicked Angel, Passage Temple)

Pat Doyle (IGNITOR, The Offenders)

Michael Paul Toupin (Raging Saint, Force of Rage)

Al Berlanga (Syrus)

Stan Martinez (Target 7, Social Slut)

James Rivera (Helstar, Distant Thunder, Destiny's End, Seven Witches, Malice, Flotsam and Jetsam, Agent Steel, Shadowkeep)

Larry Barragan (Helstar, Eternity Black, Santa Oscuridad)

Stony Grantham (Shadowkeep, Byfist)

Brendon Bigelow (IGNITOR, Death of Millions)

Logan Orlando Perez (Against The Plagues, Vex, Whore of Babylon)

Robert Williams (IGNITOR, Witches Mark)

Texas Metal Outlaws Track List

"Texas Metal Outlaws"

Jason McMaster - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Donnie Van Stavern - Bass
Felix Griffin - Drums

"Malt Liquor Maniac"

Robert Williams - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Robb Bockman - Guitar
Scott Palmer - Drums

"Rebel Years"

Carlos Zema - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Ross The Boss Friedman - Guitar solo
Billy Dansfiell - Bass
Cody Gilliland - Drums

"Black and Green"

Richie Turner - Vocals
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Robert Williams - Guitar
Billy Dansfiell- Bass
Chris Alaniz - Drums

"Running from the Law" [Riot cover]

Jason McMaster - Vocals
Mike Soliz - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Donnie Van Stavern - Bass
Felix Griffin - Drums

"Sound of Scorn"

Mark Zammaron - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar, Bass
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Pat Doyle - Drums

"Within the Spell"

Michael Paul Toupin - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Al Berlanga - Guitar solo
Stan Martinez - Bass
Scott Palmer - Drums

"Echoes of Memory"

James Rivera - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Larry Barragan - Guitar solo
Stony Grantham - Bass
Cody Gilliland - Drums

"That's What Friends are For"
(Original recording by Dionne Warwick / Reworked by Williams/Laurence of Texas Metal Outlaws with lyrics by Williams)

Logan Orlando Perez - Vocals
Jason McMaster - Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar, Vocals
Stuart Laurence - Guitar
Brendon Bigelow - Bass
Pat Doyle - Drums

Promo cover art Alchemy Chamber
Opus I: Subtle Movements From Within
6 October 2018
Neo-classical instrumental metal band ALCHEMY CHAMBER are proud to present their debut full-length album. Led by Anna Kuchkova (cello and composition), along with Kevin Arland (saxophone), the music of ALCHEMY CHAMBER is an eclectic mix of genres, featuring captivating melodies intertwined with complex rhythms in a purely instrumental arrangement. The unique sound of the band, that combines heavy riffs and expressive contrapuntal melodic lines, is influenced by classical composers as well as metal bands of various genres.

The songs have numbers instead of names, and the album is referred to as an "Opus" to reflect the classical side and influences of the music. The order truly is chronological, which means the songs on the album appear in the order they were written. Composition No. 1 is dedicated to Doug Gorkoff who has been Anna's cello teacher for the last 10 years and played a significant role in her becoming the musician she is today. This album is meant to take you through the band's creative development and let you experience the continuous thought process the musicians were going through at the time and changes in the flow of ideas as the time passed. Lyricless, but not voiceless, the album is designed to encourage one's own interpretation of the music while also telling a story about it's own birth between the lines.

Track Listing

No. 1 (dedicated to Doug Gorkoff)
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4
No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8
No. 9
No. 10

Anna Kuchkova - cello
Kevin Arland - saxophone
Ashar Kazi - guitar
Zenon Shandro - bass
Julia Geaman - drums
Composition: Anna Kuchkova
All drum parts are written by Julia Geaman
Guitar Part in No. 10 is written by Mehmet Turan
Solos in No. 4 and No. 8 are written by respective players
Acoustic guitar and rain in No. 6 by Kyle Anderson
Recording by Kyle Anderson (Blue Light Studio) & Mark Mckitrick (Rain City Recorders)
Mixing by Kyle Anderson
Mastering by Greg Mindorf (Suite Sound Labs)
Artwork by Eugenia Bathoriya
Artwork modification and album layout by Mehmet Turan
IG: @alchemy_chamber

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    October 09, 2018

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