DEATHGAZE Announce Europe Dates for Their 10th Anniversary Tour

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Nagoya metal band DEATHGAZE have announced that they will be bringing themselves and their tour to Europe in celebration of their 10th anniversary. And they’re set to hit London, UK on July 7th!

DEATHGAZE European Tour 2013
04/07: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock for People
06/07: Paris, France @ la Boule Noire
07/07: Lonon, UK @ the Underworld Camden
09/07: Cologne, Germany @ Werkstatt
10/07: Hamburg, Germany @Knust
12/07: Wroclaw, Poland @ Firlej
13/07: Wien, Austria @ Szene Wien
15/07: Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
17/07: Moscow, Russia @ Plan B

DEATHGAZE are our favourite combination of ridiculous gothic looks and amazing music and we are looking forward to seeing their live show a lot. Fantastic deep vocals and many seven string guitars await. We will see you in the pit.

For tickets to all of DEATHGAZE’s European dates, click here.

If you aren’t farmiliar with DEATHGAZE, we’d recommend them to fans of lynch., SADS or Gojiro. Check out their latest PV below for a taste of just how great this show is going to be:

New Single from Hard Rockers, lynch.: BALLAD

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lynch. are generally posted as a hard metal band. In the past when we’ve reviewed their releases, we’ve even gone so far as to describe them as masters of metalcore. However, with thier new single, they seem to have forgotten they are raging rockers and taken up with some melancholy piano playing instead. BALLAD is set for release in Europe and Japan tomorrow (20th February), and this is no ordinary four-to-the-floor release from them.

When we first recieved our copy of this single from their European record label, we were really surprised by BALLAD, and how moody and soft it is. As vocalist Hazuki pointed out on his Twitter, the B-side CRYSTALIZE, sounds more like a lead track for lynch., but they went with BALLAD instead because it ballances out their heavier sound. To be honest, we aren’t fussed what kind of song Hazuki wants to song, we’re sure his voice sounds fantastic no matter what. BALLAD is very melancholic, but with strong vocals and a complex arrangement it makes a very convincing single.

CRYSTALIZE is a more straight up rock song, but wether it was originally intended as the lead track or not, it is too simple to be a single by itself. That said, where BALLAD is full of feelings, and piano, and great vocals, CRYSTALIZE reminds you that lynch. are usually more hard core.

This single is a great addition to lynch.’s fantastic recent releases, and we have to give them credit for their release schedule. Eight months ago they gave us a full album, INFERIORITY COMPLEX. Four months ago, they dropped their single, LIGHTENING. They are piling us with up with great music, and we love that.

You can watch the music video for BALLAD below. The single will be available from 20 February for download and stream in Europe and Japan.

We recommend this single to fans of DEATHGAZE, Gackt or CROSSFAITH

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Artist: lynch.

Tracklist:
BALLAD (4.17)
CRYSTALIZE (3.54)

Release Date: 20 February 2013

Available from: Amazon MP3, iTunes, Spotify

lynch. at LIGHTENING Speed

It has been a mere four months since the release of their album, INFERIORITY COMPLEX, but lynch. are back already with more new material. Featuring two new tracks, LIGHTENING is a fast paced and exciting new single from a band who are masters of metalcore. Part of the Nagoya niche of Visual Kei, lynch. focus their attention on making good metal rather than good looks.

The lead track showcases all of the glorious vocals that make this band truly special. I’ve heard too many hard metal bands who have fantastic music and are so keen to show it off, they seem to fade their vocalists into accompaniment status. None of this rubbish will be found with lynch., however. The vocals are strong and smooth with well timed break downs into glorious screaming.

The B-side track, THE MORNING GLOW, is calmer – but only slightly. This band possess the ability to retain a whirlwind rhythm throughout even their most toned down tracks, so it’s unsurprising that their B-side is only a fraction less full on than the single itself.

Bass line and drumming for both tracks is pleasingly complex and make this single a great listen for anyone who appreciates a rocket powered rhythm. I like to think of lynch. as a glamorous alternative to power metal, and with this single they have deepened my affection. Blast beat drumming combined with strangely calming vocals to create a very listenable mix for any metal fan.

You can watch the music video for LIGHTENING below. This single will be available digitally in Europe for download and stream.

I would recommend lynch. to fans of System of a Down, the GazettE or DEATHGAZE.

Artist: lynch.

Tracklist:
1. LIGHTENING (3:23)
2. THE MORNING GLOW (4:31)

Release Date: 24/10/2012

Available From: Amazon MP3 (UK), Amazon MP3 (Germany)

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