Metallic Fins stream their new album on the Rock Sound website for one week only!
"Our goal was to make the new album sound as versatile as the debut and put a more heavy vibe to it," said For The Imperium when talking about new record 'Hail The Monsters'.
"So no string orchestras or grand pianos this time. Only ball-crushing riffs, crazy drumming and straight to the point lyrics! Our producer Kari Huikuri helped us to add some drum programming and synthesizers to catch the futuristic atmophere, which could be heard in songs like 'Filthy Animal, Go and Save Yourself' or 'Sexual Advisory (Explicit Content)'.
While we were touring around Finland last year, we listened quite a lot of the 70s stuff like Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore, and some of our favourite metal albums from the 90s like 'The Sound of Perseverance' by Death, while driving. It gave us the right mood for songwriting and we wrote most of the stuff in six months. We practiced like hell before entering the studio.
Every song has so many twists and turns that you really have to feel comfortable when you're playing them or otherwise it wouldn't sound natural. You don't believe me? Well, just listen to it yourself while Ville is doing a drop-tuning on the fly in 'Victim's Day' or Tuomas is playing his unique drum patterns in 'Northern Rampage'. 'Heaven Shall Fall/Hell Will Return' is a true prog rock anthem with great variety of different moods and Hakim is providing fierce lyrics and super-powerful vocals in 'Sudden Death' and 'Army Of Death'.
We want you to jump in the crazy world of For The Imperium and enjoy the ride. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts about the album and hope to see you at the show!"
The band will play the following UK tour dates starting this week, dates as follows:
07 - MANCHESTER NQ Live
08 - BIRMINGHAM HMV Library
09 - CARDIFF Bogiez
10 - BRISTOL Fleece
11 - WREXHAM Central Station
12 - NEWCASTLE The Cluny
13 - LONDON The Garage
14 - SOUTHAMPTON The Cellar
15 - BRIGHTON The Haunt
16 - MILTON KEYNES Crauford Arms
17 - SOUTHEND Club Zinc
As the end of the year edged into sight, we had one more round of tour madness before the festival downtime kicked in. Here's what you missed in November (spoiler: contains pop-punk, tears and BABYMETAL)
Canadian electro pop queen Lights rolled into the capital on Thursday for her first London show in almost three years. We caught up with her the morning after to talk touring as a young mother and how the prospect of parenthood shaped new album 'Little Machines'.
We let Brighton pop-punk newcomers As It Is loose with our Instagram account for 24 hours. Thankfully we got it all back in one piece - save for some bumps and scrapes - and we learned a few things about them on the way.