‘Syndicate Of Pain’ (Groove / Thrash Metal)

Lebanese thrash / groove metal titans Phenomy have today announced the release of their blistering new album ‘Syndicate Of Pain’, unleashed March 3rd, 2022, with animation video ‘Lead Me To My Throne’ out now. ’Syndicate Of Pain’ is a concept album about an asylum ran by Dr Anton Shuman, a mad scientist that is manipulating criminals and patients labelled insane in his facility. The album later reveals that these patients are not being cured, but are part of a bigger and darker project, that even Dr Schuman himself is being deceived by. Pre-order, pre-save & find the track-listing here:

Release Date: March 3, 2022
Location: Beirut, Lebanon

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The 10-track studio album follows on from four new singles ‘BONE ORCHID’ reflecting dreams of a dead orchid, the ghost of a flower, grieving the death of mother nature: ‘THE MUTE, THE DEAF, THE BLIND’ depicting imprisonment in society, wishing for death: ‘OMINOUS’ depicting a paranoid patient, possessed by internal voices taking control, leading toward gruesome consequences: And finally ‘LEAD ME TO MY THRONE’, the animated music video unleashed to coincide with the album. A serial killer, talking about the things he has done, asking for redemption, asking the god above for forgiveness. Admitting he’s not in control of himself when he turns into a monster: “So Grim, So True, So Real” ……. Hallowed words that ring true for metalheads the world over, particularly for those living in far-flung corners of the earth where freedom of expression and socio-political upheaval makes it almost impossible to follow your passions.
Formed in 2014, the mission from the start was to create music in the vein of traditional and modern groove and thrash metal. The dystopian nature of 1980s and 1990s metal releases rang true for many a music fan in war – torn regions globally. This was no different, they in hearted the street spirit that many of those early metal classics were based upon and bridged it to meet their own reality. With two previous albums, numerous tours across Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and beyond, and major festival appearance at the likes of Wacken and Metalhead Meeting under their belt, Phenomy are excited to be heading into 2022 with an even bigger future ahead of them, fueled by ‘Syndicate Of Pain’. The new album ‘Syndicate Of Pain’ coming March 3rd, 2022!

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LOCKJAW - Devil In Disguise


‘Devil In Disguise’ (Heavy Metal)

The Texas metal outfit is ready to make a huge and much overdue comeback. Lockjaw is a band based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. he Fear. From the depth and energy of alternative rock down the impactful edge of heavy metal, there are no rules. The group has a rather long history, fueled by the friendship of the band members, who got together to form this band while in high school in the late 90s. The music scene was quite different back then, but just like today, Lockjaw was never interested in chasing trends. These talented musicians had the vision to make their own music and truly give it their all. Lockjaw started making music in 1998, and it didn’t take long for the group to be able to record and release a handful of EPs throughout the local scene. The band’s music earned a solid reputation, and Lockjaw soon grew to the ranks of excellent local bands, on stage and in the studio.  The group is on the verge of making their return with some brand-new music! The band hit the studio with famed producer Chris Collier, already well-known for his work with seminal bands such as Korn, as well as Lynch Mob, Prong, and KMX, only to mention a few. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that these songs depict the band at its best. Instead of releasing a whole record at once, Lockjaw is set to be releasing a handful of singles throughout the years, allowing their releases to seamlessly spread over time and giving the audience a nice constant stream of content.
If you are a fan of artists such as Metallica, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Opeth, and Machine Head, and Slipknot, this one is definitely going to be right up your alley. Production-wise, the band’s new music is just as exciting and crisp as you might expect from such high standards of recording and production.  Find out more about Lockjaw, and do not miss out on the band’s upcoming music, which is going to be available throughout the web’s premier digital streaming platforms.

Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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