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RECORD OF THE WEEK: THOSE DAMN CROWS – ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

When THOSE DAMN CROWS released their almighty debut album, MURDER AND THE MOTIVE, in 2016, amidst the riff-fest and chest-beating ode to everything good about ROCK stood a track that really hit deep into my psyche. So much so that it took on the aural manifestation of everything I had been screaming for a number of years: ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD.

InbetweenTheScreams is buzzed to see the Welsh warriors of rock this week release a lyric video to accompany the anthemic ROCK N ROLL AIN’T DEAD and we are equally pleased to make it this weeks Record Of The Week.

So, crank it up and get ready to wake the neighbours as you blast out the chorus.

Who said rock n roll is dead?

Not fucking us and not THOSE DAMN CROWS!!

 

 

Record of the Week: KING KING – BROKEN

 

 

 

 

 

InbetweenTheScreams has always been a huge fan of KING KING and there was never a doubt that the latest song to be taken off the phenomenal new album, EXILE and GRACE would become our RECORD OF THE WEEK

So here it is for your enjoyment.

Full album review coming soon.

 

 

NEW RELEASE: SKARLETT RIOT: WARRIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th October sees SKARLETT RIOT release the second song off their imminent REGENERATE album and follows on from the brutal assault that was Break with another monster slice of metal.

WARRIOR sees vocalist Skarlett call upon her own troubled personal experiences to summon up a pantheon to survival and sitting atop a seething rage of a melody it is in your face from the opening bars.

As Skarlett herself says, Warrior was written as an uplifting message to fans and anyone listening that no matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard times get, you’ll get through it, you’ll come out stronger in the end. The lyrics were written about my personal experience of being bullied at school from a young age, and how small and unimportant that made me feel at the time. I want people to know they’re not alone and when they listen to this song I want them to feel braver and stronger

Here at InbetweenTheScreams we marked out WARRIOR as one of the standout tracks of the REGENERATE album but don’t take our word for it,listen yourself…

 

 

And check out our REGENERATE album review for full details on this stunning release, due to land 27th October.

Cheers.

SKARLETT RIOT: REGENERATE Album Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in August 2016 InbetweenTheScreams made The Wounded, a track taken off the then imminent ‘Sentience EP’ Single of The Week, stating

On the back of the deserved success of the brutal, riff-fest that is their well-received and much lauded latest EP, Sentience, Skarlett, Luke, Danny and Martin smash another aural onslaught of metal into your face and demand you listen.

And listen we indeed have been, to a band use their thirst for playing live to not only swell a hungry mass of support but also to shape their sound into a crushing wall of power that simply lifts and sweeps you along on a wave of energy that is impossible to resist.

The last twelve months has seen a blur of activity for Skarlett Riot, with increasing exposure and media acclaim culminating in a world-wide recording contract with Swedish progressing label Despotz Records.

The first fruits of this new relationship is REGENERATE, SKARLETT RIOT’s monster of an album released on 27th October, a sneering, stomping, brutally crushing ten tracks of pure power.

If ever there was an album whose tone is set from such a skull-pummeling drum sound this is it. Whoever pissed off sticksman Luke before he recorded his drum tracks deserves a pint or three. If they survived. The onslaught is relentless and the power in the foundations of Skarlett Riot’s sound epitomises the whole gearing up of the bands aural direction. Let’s make no mistakes: Skarlett Riot have always been out and out rock, but as other bands appear to be taking a step back, Skarlett and the boys have intensified their sound, kicked it up a gear and are rampaging down the road and heading straight for your door.

Wow this album rocks. Seriously, seriously rocks.

At times you think that aforementioned Luke and his rhythm partner in crime Martin Shepherd are creating a wall of sound that will simply wash away anything guitar maestro Danny and vocalist Skarlett can add to the battering ram of a sound rushing forth from your speakers but no fear on either part. Danny’s playing has a seering dexterity that weaves such lush tones into the mix over some huge riffs, producing an elevated foil for the powerhouse of vocals that is Skarlett.

No riot born of discontent here. From the first lyric of album opener and current release Break, to the closing track Warrior, Skarlett pins you to the floor and cuts sweet slices of vocals deep into your skin and you will absolutely love every brutal second of it.

Personal favourites for me: What Lies Beneath with Skarlett imploring you to believe her, undoubtedly at your own cost if you don’t;  Affliction, which allows Skarlett’s vocals to really stand tall and the closing track, Warrior and its breast-thumping warning to those who wrong us.

Skarlett Riot are a band clearly on the cusp of taking that step into the larger venues as headliners and they command not only a sound that is more than capable of delivering from those stages but, in Skarlett, they have a vocalist who will hold a crowd in her hand as she entwines and enthralls.

Check out the first taster off Regenerate below.

 

This is a must buy album for 2017.

InbetweenTheScreams verdict: A monstrously well deserved 9/10

 


Skarlett Riot are:

Skarlett – Lead Vocals/Guitars
Danny – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Martin Shepherd – Bass/Backing Vocals
Luke – Drums

 

Catch them on tour this winter:

SKARLETT RIOT ‘REGENERATE’ ON TOUR

With Toseland

November 10th – Bedford, Esquires (with Toseland)
November 12th – Oxford, Academy 2 (with Toseland)
November 14th – York, Fibbers (with Toseland)
November 15th – Stoke, Sugarmill (with Toseland)

With Santa Cruz

December 5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
December 6th – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
December 7th – Grimsby, Yardbirds
December 8th – Sheffield, Corporation
December 9th – Birmingham, Flapper
December 10th – Glasgow, Cathouse
December 12th – Manchester, Academy 3
December 13th – London, The Underworld
December 14th – Chester, Live Rooms
December 15th – Swansea, Sin City
December 16th – Bournemouth, Anvil
December 17th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio


 

You can catch up with more Skarlett Riot news via

Twitter: CLICK HERE

Facebook: CLICK HERE

Website: CLICK HERE

PR via Mik Gaffney at DropDeafPR mik@dropdeafpr.com

TESTING, ONE, TWO, ONE, TWO, TESTING, TESTING

You know those moments in time that forever become etched in your brain, where something you have been frantically waiting to happen crashes through the silence and pins you to the floor like the dog you haven’t seen for ages, licking eagerly at your face, welcoming you home? You know, as profound as the moment that the person behind the bar at Download fixes you in their sight across the heaving crowd at the bar as you think you might never get that pint and says, ‘Sorry mate, I know you’ve been waiting a while, what can I get you?’

Yeah moments as significant as that?

Well strap yourself in to your favourite chair, CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW and get your ears around the PRIMORDIAL RADIO PRE-LAUNCH MUSIC STREAM. Yes that’s right, PRIMORDIAL RADIO is one step closer to flooding the airwaves with the music YOU WANT TO HEAR.

So listen up then get the fuck up and tell everyone you know to jump up and stump up even a meagre amount to ensure that PRIMORDIAL RADIO can fuck that shit up and launch.

DO IT! NOW!!!

And check out the PRIMORDIAL RADIO Seedrs funding page by clicking on the link below

 

We Are Primordial: Come Join Us

People have been wondering what the hell is going on with all the Primordial Radio stuff I keep putting out, wondering why I incessantly keep imploring anyone and everyone to get involved, to buy even just one share at just over £15 to help ensure that Primordial Radio gets the chance to show the rock and metal community, and everyone else, just what a massive shot in the arm it can be to a musical genre being increasingly chewed up and thrown to the wolves of profit and exploitation.

So, why you ask?

Here is my answer……..

Why Primordial Radio? What is it that makes me so desperate, yes desperate to see this radio station actually see the light of day? Is it having previously listened to Moose, Dews and Pete’s unique brand of rock radio and knowing instantly that what they offered was exactly what I wanted and finding that, apparently a whole army of listeners also wanted? Is it what kept me entertained for every working hour and most of my free time and got me through some pretty crappy times?. Is it wanting to return to the mentally amusing good elements of Team Rock? Or is it the thought that this is quite possibly the last chance the rock and metal community have to have a voice, a home that actually is for us and not just some business model loosely frameworked to give minimum content for maximum profit?
It’s a depressing fact that right now, despite a couple of niche radio shows, the mainstream radio networks do not offer us anything of substance, confining any pittance of scheduling to times that are kept well outside normal listening hours. Whatever market info they are being fed they are missing out on a number of critical factors, and these factors are exactly what will guarantee Primordial Radio success, should it achieve the funding it needs to launch.

  • Loyalty: we have always been outsiders, not just to the media establishments but to society in general. It’s the black leather jacket, studs and chains, bad guys image thing that is still perpetuated to this day. It is used to alienate us, separate us but what it actually does do is make us fiercely loyal to those who share our common interest, rock and metal and the myriad of genres that fall within that loose label; those who treat us as equals and not just as some cash cow who are so desperate for any scraps thrown to us that we will accept being exploited and robbed blind in the process; those who actually want to engage with us and build a home, a community that is actually for us, free of ego and hierarchy, a place we will always come back to. That, to me is what Primordial Radio is offering and in return they will always have my loyalty. It’s OUR home, it’s our ‘Friday night down the pub having a few beers, having a laugh with your mates to a great rock soundtrack in the background’ only this is any time we want it!
  • Longevity: We are going nowhere. We are like a great nomadic tribe wandering in the wilderness, followers of our own brand of religion, a music that enduringly binds us together and always will. Our needs never change much, the only transient thing in this great journey of ours is the place we get to stay for a while before we get moved on for a perceived more profitable market. I am sick of radio stations painting themselves out to be there for the audience when it is so blatantly obvious that they couldn’t give a damn about the listener. Team Rock was the closest thing to feeling part of something until its business model imploded but that feeling came from the dj’s – Moose, Dews and Pete. Primordial Radio has the foundations of everything we need, right there.
  • Passionate: Look around social media at the efforts to get Primordial Radio funded and to get it out on the airwaves and you will see how passionate we are. We so passionately believe in this because we have tasted what this can be and we want more but we want it Primordial Radio flavoured, an offering we are all creating together through a mutual passion for the music and an ethos that we all share.
  • Family: And whilst the main protagonists behind Primordial Radio may be the figureheads, and quite rightly so, cementing this all together is a family, a real, solid, dedicated, passionate, loyal, inspired family. We are a family brought together through a shared common interest standing side by side.

Come join us. We.Are.Primordial.

Go check out the Seedrs funding page PrimordialRadio.com/GoFundYourself and see for yourself why I am pushing like hell to see this through to launch. Even if you can only invest one share or even if you know someone who might be interested, please do whatever you can.

Thank you.

Shares, Retweets as always, very much appreciated.

We. Are. Primordial

If you know me, follow me or even gyrate at anywhere near the same gravitational frequency as me you will not have failed to have seen or heard me reference PRIMORDIAL RADIO.

I am not going to ramble on about why I believe you need to get involved with the future of rock and metal radio, there are people farmore qualified than me who can educate you……..so, why not hear it for yourself from the main guys involved?

So here they are in the introductory video they produced for their Seedrs funding bid.

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So now you know, what are you waiting for?

GO FUND YOURSELF!!

CLICK HERE for the Seedrs Primordial Radio funding page

then go tell the world that you believe in the future of rock radio.

 

 

BOOM: PRIMORDIAL RADIO FUNDING BID MAKES AN EXPLOSIVE START BUT IT NEEDS YOU!!!

Support so far is incredible with the figure standing at £62,370 as of 08:20 17th May.That’s 48% of the way there but we really, really need to push this home hard, so anything you can to raise awareness needs doing, right now.

Go…. be crazy, be resolute, be confident, BE PRIMORDIAL!

 

LATEST UPDATE: 13:00 15th May – An astonishing £60,661 has been raised out of the £130,012 required. That’s 47% of the funding target from 446 funders but WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING AND GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE.

WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, ACHIEVING WHAT IS POSSIBLE WILL BE FAR HARDER THAN IT COULD BE. NOT IMPOSSIBLE BUT LET’S GET THIS FUNDED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

IF YOU CARE, SHARE!!

 

IT’S UP TO YOU TO SEE THIS HOME……………

25% OF THE FUNDING TARGET PLEDGED IN LESS THAN 18 HOURS.

THAT IS JUST UNDER £32,000 FROM 233 PEOPLE WHO TRULY BELIEVE IN THE VISION OF THE ROCK RADIO FUTURE PUT BEFORE US BY THE PEOPLE WE TRULY KNOW CAN DELIVER US THE COMMUNITY SPIRITED RADIO WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

 

We all need this to succeed, to break away from the crass exploitation of our community by service providers who are only interested in one thing, maximising the money they can make from us by offering the least amount of content.

PRIMORDIAL RADIO builds its ethos, its whole future existence on the principle that ROCK RADIO will not work without making the listener, the viewer, the peruser of content the very heart and soul of the experience. This is a rock and metal venture FOR THE COMMUNITY, BY THE COMMUNITY. IT’S Friday night in the pub with your mates ANY TIME YOU WANT IT. It’s that quiet moment you get in work when all you need is some respite from the daily grind. It is whatever you want it to be.

WE have a chance to create something UNIQUE, something that will change the way our community is treated for ever. But it’s a one-shot chance and it needs you. Go visit the Primordial Radio Seedrs funding page via PrimordialRadio.com/gofundyourself

Read the vision of the future, watch the video that passionately details how that vision can be engaged and then join us, the many who fervently believe that finally we have the chance to build a home for the rock and metal community that truly is ours, FOR US, BY US…..

DON’T LET THIS CHANCE SLIP AWAY.

SHARE THIS, PROMOTE, BORE PEOPLE TO DEATH BY ENDLESSLY TALKING ABOUT IT BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE

BELIEVE!!

Gary

PRIMORDIAL RADIO – FUND THIS!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last year we lost the incomparable entity that was the freak show of Team Rock Radio, doomed to the ethereal wasteland of wasted opportunities.

On the 8th May 2017 the rock and metal community have a chance to turn our attention from the dark days of the past and build a future that will become a beacon of hope for our community.

Former Team Rock dj’s Moose, Dewsbury and Pete Bailey, along with sound supremo Mark Hillman have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a venture that all of us have a vested interest in ensuring succeeds. And on the 8th May that opportunity explodes into life via a Seedrs funding bid, a chance for us to create the foundations of a radio station, in all the myriad of opportunities that that presents, one that YOU as much as them can call home, a place where we truly do belong, way beyond the empty rhetoric that belong held before.

This is it, truly. This is potentially last orders. The scene has gone through so many changes over the last few years and profiteering has stripped away the very heart of what we stood for and goodwill has been exploited to such an extent that rock radio has lost its way.

It is time to put us right back on track and get behind Primordial Radio in whatever way you can, even if it is just spreading the word. And please, spread this as far and wide as you can before we are lost to the nothingness that is out there.

Take a look at www.PrimordialRadio.com for more info and details of just how integral you are to this and how to be part of the future of rock radio.

The Inbetween The Screams ‘Single of the Week’: THE PEARL HARTS – HIT THE BOTTLE

InbetweenTheScreams is immensely happy to have stumbled across this weeks Single of the Week and hereby issue a screaming declaration that you better get yourselves dug in because THE PEARL HARTS are about to kick your fucking defences down, tear your perceptions apart and fuck up your world. And you are going to FUCKING LOVE IT!!!

In rock there are a few unequivocal truths amidst a sea of smoke and mirror lies and subterfuge. Number one is… true talent will never be ignored for long, no matter how the music industry may try. Secondly…strip any decent band back to the basics and you’ll be left with a rock solid drummer and a wild heart of a front person. And that is exactly what THE PEARL HARTS is, two wolves in sheeps clothing about to rip your hearts out after leading you on the night out of a lifetime. OUTLAWS outside your front door, just waiting!

The fact that THE PEARL HARTS are in such demand by the likes of Skunk Anansie, Garbage and Stereophonics as an opening act is a clear indicator of the ability of this duo to put over a powerhouse of a sound and deliver it live, night after night and their first release off their impending debut album, HIT THE BOTTLE, is a showcase of what to expect,with Sara laying down a barrage of brutal stick work, throughout which Kirsty delivers her six string attack and vocal invocation to wanton hedonism; dirty, sweaty blues-tinged, punk-hearted, beautiful armageddon.

There are big things ahead for this band, huge things and InbetweenTheScreams can’t wait to get its hands on the album and…..

…in the meantime we are thrilled to announce that prior to the album release we will be bringing you an interview with Sara and Kirsty, digging into their past, their road to where they are, what lights their fire and trips their switches and what lies ahead.

And here is this weeks Single of The Week – THE PEARL HARTS: HIT THE BOTTLE

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You can find out more about the band via:

Their Web Site: HERE

Their Twitter Account: HERE

On Facebook: HERE

Their YouTube Channel: HERE

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Preview of the interview coming soon!!

Cheers

Gary

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