Monday, 29 October 2012

New Releases - October 2012

So I have been a little quiet of late for which I am very sorry.  I have been working with a fantastic charity, The Long Well Walk, assisting with their social media strategy and it has taken up a lot more of my time than I had imagined.  Still, there are a couple of days left of October and so if you haven't managed to come across these releases by yourself here is a quick summary of what October has had to offer.

The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
Vocals - Chibi

With yet more awesome purple, bunny rabbit album art, The Birthday Massacre have released Hide and Seek.  This is their fifth studio album and is another epic masterpiece.  I am a huge Birthday Massacre fan and am desperate for them to announce UK dates.  They have been touring the US promoting the new album, and all being well they will head in the UK's direction very soon.

My favourite track from the album is Down and thanks to the power of the Internet you can have a little listen here:

Sister Sin - Now and Forever
Vocals - Liv Jagrell

Traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the shape of Sister Sin.  Formed in 2002, this female fronted band are releasing their fourth studio album; Now and Forever in October.  With traditional riffs, brash female vocals and epic guitar solo's this album is bound to impress.  End of the Line is taken from the album and is very catchy indeed.

I:Scintilla - Marrow 1 EP
Vocals - Brittany Bindrim

Following on from high profile acoustic sets with Lacuna Coil, I:Scintilla have been experimenting and moving away from their traditional post-industrial style.  The result is the first of what will be a series of acoustic EP releases; Marrow 1.

Available for immediate download from Bandcamp, I:Scintilla showcase their immense talents, none more so than lead singer Brittany Bindrim's vocals.  In addition, her father has provided some of the acoustic guitar and vocals on a number of the tracks.

Grab the EP here ...

... or take a listen to Swimmers Can Drown from their 2010 album Dying and Falling.

A fabulous month of femet music I think you will agree and with November so close I should probably start writing the November update now, while I have a few minutes to myself. \m/