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FEATURED MUSICIAN THIS WEEK IS
QUEEN ON DISTORTION'S
Tiffany - The "Black Queen"
"METAL DE FACTO" & "THUNDEROR"
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WALK WITH TITANS
#4 Fall Of Earth
#8 Visions Of Morpheus
#9 Kings Peak
#10 Blood Opera
This weeks featured musician is Queen Of Distortion's latest addition and vocalist, Tiffany - The "Black Queen". New voice and new outlook on life, Queen Of Distortion is back!
With a young and fresh vocal talent with power and passion in singing. Despite all the attempts and failures, she never gave up and continued to search for her path as a musician. She trained hard and started her musical career by forming a band in 2020. Her favorite genre to sing is 80s Metal from bands like Scorpions, Vixen, and Warlock. With her unique style and her stage acting, she leaves a lasting funny and humorous, sometimes even crazy impression.
In May 2023, her dream finally came true when she took over the Queen's scepter and now the "Black Queen" reigns over the court and the concert halls as a worthy heiress and successor to the old queen. The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!
Listen to Tiffany and Queen Of Distortion
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Exploding onto the metal scene in 2019, Finnish power metal band Metal De Facto made their debut with "Imperium Romanum", a full-length with a theme-driven collection of songs about Ancient Rome that was bombastically nostalgic old-school power metal. These fresh but familiar songs quickly caught the attention of metal listeners worldwide, notably with the first single ‘¨The Conqueror’ amassing over 200,000 video views and over 600,000 streams on various streaming platforms.
In early 2020, the band held their first headlining show in Helsinki, which attracted fans from all over the world to attend the show in a packed On the Rocks club. This success quickly led the band to continue performing live, opening for prime moving metal bands Ensiferum and Beast in Black.
Consisting of guitarists Esa Orjatsalo (ex Dreamtale) and Mikko Salovaara (Kiuas), bassist Sami Hinkka (Ensiferum, ssSHhh), keyboardist Benji Klint-Connelly (Everfrost) and drummer Atte Marttinen (ex Kivimetsän Druidi). It was announced however in 2022 that former vocalist Mikael Salo (ex Thy Row, ex Dyecrest) would no longer be the band’s singer. On the same day, the band’s new vocalist Aitor Arrastia hailing from Spain was announced along with the announcement of the band’s upcoming second full-length album, "Land of the Rising Sun Part 1." The album will be the first of two parts, themed after Japanese culture.
Metal De Facto's latest single, "Rise Amaterasu" is a triumphant anthem that showcases their distinctive power metal sound. With robust and resonant tunes, the track captures the core of the band's celebrated style. This release introduces the band's new vocalist, Aitor Arrastia, highlighting their musical craftsmanship. "Rise Amaterasu" assures an engaging and dynamic expedition, maintaining the band's legacy and enthralling listeners with its compelling storyline and impressive expertise, embodying the enduring essence of power metal. Together, let's revive the grandeur of Power Metal!
Canadian 80’s-infused heavy metal band THUNDEROR announces they will be embarking on their next European tour this coming May 2024 with Italy's Tytus (dates listed below).
“We’re very stoked to be returning to Europe once again, this time with a rippin’ new setlist as we’ll be road testing some of the new tunes. And what better way than with our brothers in Tytus! Plus select shows with Violet and Night Laser. This tour is a real testament to the new generation and the DIY attitudes of today, hope to see some good crowds out to support it!” adds vocalist and drummer JJ Tartaglia.
Formed in 2020 by Skull Fist band members JJ Tartaglia and Jonny Nesta, THUNDEROR delivers hook-driven anthems to the caliber that has come to be expected by a Canadian power trio. Since 2019, drummer JJ Tartaglia has felt a calling, one which grew stronger each day. Being a member of several prominent metal bands over the last decade, the time had come to take his quest even further. He would share a vision, a feeling… a message he could deliver only with his voice.
Fueled by his passion for adventure, JJ began to work on drum arrangements and piano pieces that would become the skeletons of the THUNDEROR songs. Fall of 2021, would see the release of the 1st single "How We Roll", immediately garnering a worldwide audience. The debut album "Fire It Up" was released in 2022 via Boonsdale Records, charting at #1 on Earshot’s National Loud Chart in Canada. The band has already toured throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico, and South America supporting major acts such as Airbourne, Enforcer, Night Demon, and more.
If you’ve ever felt a longing for escape, a thirst for adventure, wrapped in romance and danger, allow THUNDEROR to be your soundtrack! Appreciated by fans of Judas Priest, Gowan, and Manowar, “Fire It Up” is available via Boonsdale Records.
"RISE AMATERASU" (Metal De Facto) and "DANGEROUS TIMES" (Thunderor)
spin on Thursday February 22nd at 8pm CST
"Hell is full. The dead are alive. Unlock humanity’s survival from the zombie apocalypse with Blood Opera’s “Songs in the Key of Death”! We are very proud to present our brand of “dead metal” with special musical and horror guests. We poured our love of all things horror into these songs. This album was made possible by the delicious humans who made it possible with their donations and pre-orders to our crowdfund campaign. We hope you feast on it in full as we feast on your flesh." - Blood Opera
For fans GWAR, Dokken, WASP, Ghost, Mudvayne
BLOOD OPERA'S song, "BE MY VICTIM" is spinning on INDY ROCK RADIO now!
"WALK WITH TITANS"
TO THE NETWORK FAMILY
This band is killer, a must hear band but don't miss an opportunity to catch them live! Their song "Eurydice" spins in rotation on INDY ROCK RADIO now. Stop by the band's sites and show your support for this powerful band.