Out Now! Japan’s SABER TIGER’s New Album “Obscure Diversity” via Sliptrick Records

Out Now! Japan’s SABER TIGER’s New Album “Obscure Diversity” via Sliptrick Records

Saber Tiger are: Takenori Shimoyama – Vocal | Akihito Kinoshita – Guitar
Yasuharu Tanaka – Guitar | Yasuhiro Mizuno – Drums | hibiki – Bass

For fans of DIO, Rainbow , Symphony X, Kamelot

Japanese progressive power metal group Saber Tiger’s new album “Obscure Diversity” is now out as of October 10th, 2018 via Sliptrick Records. The album demonstrates a band that has no intention of slowing down more than three and a half decades after their formation. If anything, their trademark blend of classy melodicism and fierce intensity is in better balance than ever.

Tracks like speed monsters “The Crowbar Case” and “Permanent Rage” feature every aspect that fans have come to expect from Saber Tiger; from the whirlwind guitar work of Akihito Kinoshita and Yasuharu Tanaka to Takenori Shimoyama’s passionate vocals and the intricate rhythms of drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno and bassist hibiki. “Beat Of The War Drums” is heavy and modern, while more atmospheric tracks like “The Shade Of Holy Light” and “The Forever Throne” show a surprisingly introspective side of the band without sacrificing any of the band’s renowned heaviness. “Distant Signals”, hibiki’s first songwriting contribution to Saber Tiger’s body of work, even manages to take the band to surprisingly progressive territories. Saber Tiger pulls all of these musical directions off with equal class and conviction, truly accounting for the diversity that they have promised in the album’s title.
Unlike their previous release “Bystander Effect”, which was mixed and mastered by founder Kinoshita himself, Saber Tiger sought international assistance for the sonic representation of “Obscure Diversity”.

The band was looking for a certain degree of clarity and power and found exactly that when they enlisted the help of Simone Mularoni, guitarist of Italian progressive power metal band DGM and owner of the Domination Studio in San Marino.

“Obscure Diversity” is now available on Sliptrick Records here, iTunes, Spotify and on all other major music platforms.

Music Video – “Permanent Rage”

(Filmed primarily on Saber Tiger’s recent Baltic Tour, this new video features the band both on stage and backstage at various venues during that tour.)

Music Video – “The Worst Enemy”

Track Listing:
1. Daguerreotype Of Phineas Gage
2. The Crowbar Case
3. The Worst Enemy
4. Stain
5. Beat Of The War Drums
6. Distant Signals
7. The Shade Of Holy Light
8. Permanent Rage
9. Seize Your Moment
10. Divide To Deny
11. Paradigm And Parody
12. The Forever Throne
13. The Forever Throne (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Eden’s Cursewill release ‘Revisited’ – a two disc set including the debut album re-recorded in it’s entirety and a bonus DVD ‘Live In Glasgow – The Official Bootleg’, on 25th August 2017 worldwide via AFM Records.

Bassist Paul Logue explains: “The first album really was the foundation for all that was to follow and ever since Nikola joined the band we have been inundated with fan requests to re-record the older material and whilst it would be great fun, it would also be the same amount of work as recording a brand new album. In actual fact, that is one of the main reasons we recorded the live album, ‘Live With The Curse’, so the fans could hear Nikola’s voice on the older songs. However, it did not stop the flow of requests – in fact it made it worse! So, with this pivotal tenth anniversary coming up, we thought it would be a good idea to do it and AFM agreed. It’s turned out really great and given the older songs that little bit of freshness. It’s not to out-do what went before but to pay homage to a very important record in our career”.

The debut re-recordings were mixed by Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse, Tainted Nation, Grim Reaper) & Mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem).

Coupled with the re-recorded debut album is the ‘Live In Glasgow – Official Bootleg DVD’ which is the ‘Live With The Curse’ live album recording show in it’s entirety. Filmed at The Classic Grand in Glasgow on 28th November 2014, the release mark’s the band first official live DVD release, albeit in a bootleg form. “The footage is absolutely excellent” states bassist Logue. “We did not intend to film a DVD, but the audio recording company brought two cameras along to capture the show and when we saw the results we were really surprised! We put out four videos on You Tube to promote the live album and the fans kept asking to see the full show on DVD. So, here it is! We’ve called it a ‘bootleg’ because it wasn’t recorded on 6 cameras, e.g one above the drummer and one on the keyboard player – like we would do for a proper DVD release. However, beyond that is looks and sounds great! We WILL do a DVD in the future but in the meantime this give our fans across the world something to enjoy time and time again and it makes ‘Revisited’ a very special package indeed” he adds.

‘Revisited’ is the ultimate package for Eden’s Curse fans old and new and a fantastic introduction to the band’s music. It’s a true celebration of the record that started it all, from the guys who carry the legacy forward. Over 60 mins of music and 100 mins of film make ‘Revisited’ a must have for all Eden’s Curse & Melodic Metal fans.

Order yours today from AFM Records here:



BANQUET – 70’s hard rock from San Francisco.


Doug Stuckey   Guitars / Vocals –  Brandon Chester  Guitars – Eric “Don Cheeto” Kang Bass – Damon Lockaby  Drums.

BANQUET “Jupiter Rose » (70’s hard rock / San Francisco)

Out 26.02.16 on Heavy Psych SoundsBANQUET2
For fans of: Captain Beyond, Rainbow, Radio Moscow

The once fruitful rock’n’roll city of San Francisco is now a barren womb, fraught with the lasting effects of technological herpes. Thankfully, a polyp known as BANQUET was formed and now screeching for freedom from the womb’s clutches.

With dual-ripping lead guitars, howling vocals and a rhythm section that can make a pregnant woman’s water break, BANQUET are raising the flag for San Francisco’s rock’n’roll. After delivering their debut 7” last year and playing at reputed US festival Psycho California, the Californian foursome is now set to release their first full-length Jupiter Rose via Heavy Psych Sounds this February. check it out please…

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GUN BARREL (DE) announce European tour, co-headlined by MOONCRY (DE)!


GUN BARREL (DE) announce European tour, co-headlined by MOONCRY (DE)!

Following up a swift and successful sprint supporting WEAPON (UK) in October, German heavy metal forerunners GUN BARREL have reloaded their ammunition and are back to invade central Europe as headliner, bringing along their German brothers-in-arms MOONCRY, who will be co-headlining the first half of the tour. Supporting the tour will be young talents HOSTILE (UK), SYSTEM OVERTHROW (NL) and UNLIMITED ADDICTION (ES).

31/03/16 @ The Pit, Bellinzona, CH
01/04/16 @ Underground, Ebensee, AT
02/04/16 @ Underground, Wuppertal, DE
03/04/16 @ The Smile, Liege, BE
04/04/16 @ Le Dropkick, Reims, FR
06/04/16 @ Blue Devils, Arras, FR
07/04/16 @ De Verlichte Geest, Roeselare, BE
08/04/16 @ A Genne Kromm, Eygelshoven, NL
09/04/16 @ Jam Club, Koblenz, DE
10/04/16 @ The Cave, Amsterdam, NL


GUN BARREL don’t breathe new life into the great tradition of Heavy Metal; they inject it with high pressure. It is hard to beat the power of a burning heart, flamed with the spirit of Metal and Hard Rock. Teutonic by every single breath – strong and fierce with its fists of glory – the veteran clan of GUN BARREL dominate with grit and straightforward toughness. Gaining their dirty street credibility before the break of the millennium, and being among the most frequent performers in Germany, GUN BARREL have obliterated countless stages from intimate clubs to the legendary Wacken Open Air with their self-described “Power Dive Rock ‘n’ Metal,” impressing audiences with seemingly limitless energy and a pure heavy metal attitude. Eager to support their supercharged sixth full-length Damage Dancer, released in 2014 on Massacre Records, GUN BARREL are locked and loaded for their next European conquest!

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Representing the more contemporary side of heavy metal, MOONCRY undeniably carry the same German flag of ferocity, but with the addition of lunar energy on their side. The result is a distinctive Dark Melodic atmosphere, capturing elements of the mystic, the orchestral, the Gothic, and the melancholic, while remaining refreshingly rough-edged and metallic. This balance of dynamics and the big sound that it creates promptly got the attention of CMM imprint SAOL Records, and MOONCRY soon found themselves touring with SERENITY, and performing at Masters of Symphonic Metal Festival with LEAVES’ EYES and DELAIN, along with dozens of other gigs, tours and festival appearances. And their star continues to rise, so keep your eyes to the skies!

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hostile uk

Main support for the tour comes from ripe young English boys HOSTILE, who’ve already taken the UK metal media and live circuit by storm with their very individual take on groove metal. This has earned them the opportunity to tour with everyone from MACHINE HEAD to LORDI, and brings them now to an exciting excursion through Europe with GUN BARREL.

Taking their Black County roots to the extreme, HOSTILE attracted the attention of JUDAS PRIEST’S K.K. Downing, who not only produced their debut, but also contributed the song “Addiction.” And with their new EP being released in March 2016, the band are clearly on their way to claiming their eventual place in the heavy metal canon.

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Are you ready for some lightning-charged metal? Dutch newcomer thrashers SYSTEM OVERTHROW bring their thunderbolt vitality to the tour, with a whirlwind of chopping rhythms, pounding bass, flashing solos and high-pitched, raspy vocals. Starting as a TESTAMENT cover band under the moniker The New Order, SYSTEM OVERTHROW are keeping true to thrash traditions with the intensity of East Coast thrash and the authenticity of the Teutonic segment, while adding their own stamp and relentless drive.


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And from Spain comes UNLIMITED ADDICTION, who are sure to melt the hearts of fans of classic Heavy Metal along the lines of RAINBOW and DIO, IRON MAIDEN, and even DEEP PURPLE. With tunes fueled by the spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll, don’t let this well-oiled machine called UNLIMITED ADDICTION pass you by unheard!

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