Zodiac drop in on this week’s show

The birthplace of classic rock giants the Scorpions to the thrash metal Teutonic trio Kreator, Sodom and Destruction; Germany remains one of the most heavy metal countries in Europe and the source of many a band. However, this week’s guests are somewhat removed from a purely heavy metal lineage and share more in common with psychedelic, spacerock and blues bands of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Amon Düül, Ash Ra Tempel and contemporary peers Colour Haze and Samsara Blues Experiment. I am joined this week by frontman Nick Van Delft of psychedelic blues rock outfit Zodiac.

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Starting the band in 2011, Zodiac made waves in a short time with their eponymous debut EP and their first album release “A Bit Of Devil”. It wasn’t long before Napalm records soon snapped up the band and released album “With A Hiding Place” closely followed by the huge success of album “Sonic Child”  which made it’s way up the German charts. With all that said, there is much anticipation for their upcoming fourth album: Grain of Soul (released 29th July).

Tune in this Wednesday via Totalrock.com and  Tunein – 8pm GMT, 9pm CET, 3PM EST and 12pm PST

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1. Rebirth By Fire
2. Animal
3. Follow You
4. Down
5. Faithless
6. Crow
7. Ain’t Coming Back
8. Get Out
9. Like The Sun
10. Sinner
11. Grain Of Soul

Bonus 10 Inch Single:
1. Shore
2. Dying Done

zodiac-grain-of-soul-tourZODIAC + RAVENEYE + HONEYMOON DISEASE – European Tour 2016
16.09.16 DE – Hamburg / Molotow
17.09.16 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
18.09.16 DE – Rostock / Mau Club
19.09.16 DE – Hannover / Lux
20.09.16 DE – Kassel / Schlachthof
21.09.16 DE – Jena / FHaus
22.09.16 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben
23.09.16 DE – Köln / Underground
24.09.16 DE – Essen / Turock
25.09.16 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
26.09.16 DE – München / Backstage Club
27.09.16 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
28.09.16 AT – Wien / B72
30.09.16 DE – Stuttgart / Keller Klub
01.10. 16 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
02.10.16 FR – Nancy / Chez Paulette
03.10.16 FR – Paris / La Fleche D’Or
04.10.16 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie
05.10.16 FR – Lille / La Peniche
06.10.16 NL – Leiden / Gebr. De Nobel
07.10.16 NL – Eindhoven / Tuchthuis
08.10. 16 DE – Osnabrück / Bastard Club

For More Info Visit:
www.zodiac-rock.com
www.facebook.com/Zodiac.Rock

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Witchcraft drop in on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show

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This week I am joined by founding member and mastermind behind the wondrous Psychedelia of Witchcraft; Magnus Pelander. The peerless band truly stand alone as a poignant part of Swedish rock music.

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With numerous stories surrounding their formation, the band pay homage to seminal bands such as Pentagram and Roky Erickson. Debuting with the track “No Angel or Demon”. 61x-mkxiblThe guys were soon picked up by Lee Dorian of Rise Above Records, with a three album deal with the label, which saw the band etch their sound into the 21st century rock scene.

However, it wasn’t until the release of their fourth album “Legend” through new label Nuclear Blast, that Witchcraft finally received critical acclaim for their unique sound. Now back with their second release on the label the new album ‘Nucleus’ see the band step back to their roots with undertones of their debut album and a side helping of pure Doom!
Tune in this week as I chat with Magnus about the new release ‘Nucleus’. Plus we discuss the past, present and what the future holds for Witchcraft.

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Track list
1 – Malstroem
2 – Theory Of Consequence
3 – The Outcast
4 – Nucleus
5 – An Exorcism Of Doubts
6 – The Obsessed
7 – To Transcend Bitterness
8 – Helpless
9 – Breakdown

 


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Graveyard interview on this week’s Barnett’s brutal brunch show – Podcast now available

With the much anticipated fourth album on the horizon, this week I chat with Graveyard frontman Joakim Nilsson about their latest release ‘Innocence and decadence’ and find out more about the return of former guitarist Truls Mörck.

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From a disbanded motley crue of musicians named Norrsken, came the birth of two hard rock bands from Gothenburg, Sweden, Witchcraft and this week’s guests on the show, Graveyard.

In their short existence, Graveyard have managed to achieve a significant stamp on the music scene featuring in the ever famous Rolling stone magazine after their first appearance in North America at Southwest Music Festival. Although many would believe that this kind of exposure would see them catapult to success overnight, the Graveyard guys gained their success through grueling touring schedules across the world. These commitments would see their  produce the critically acclaimed second album Hisingen blues released on their new label Nuclear Blast in 2011.

This album alone would elevate Graveyard into a whole new class of touring, supporting grunge heavy weights Soundgarden on a world tour and also the next generation festival headliner, Clutch.

Graveyard hit the ground running and came back a year after with ‘Lights Out’, however, it would resonate the sounds of trouble within the band capturing a different vibe to their previous releases.

When founding member Rikard Edlund leaves the band in 2014, Graveyard didn’t look too far to find his replacement, former member Truls Mörck. Known for his guitar work in the early days of the band’s existence, Truls stepped in to help out on the bass work for the new album and has now become a permanent fixture in the Graveyard line-up.

After several months in the studio and many of the tracks in their final stages, the Graveyard boys decided to take a break and hit the North American shores supporting Mastodon and Clutch on the ‘Missing Link’ tour. With some final touches completed the new album was ready.

Graveyard are back with a fresh outlook and their 2015 release ‘Innocence and decadence’ see below for details;

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Side A:
1. Magnetic Shunk
2. The Apple And The Tree
3. Exit 97
4. Never Theirs To Sell
5. Can’t Walk Out
6. Too Much Is Not Enough
Side B:
1. From A Hole In The Wall
2. Cause & Defect
3. Hard-Headed
4. Far Too Close
5. Stay For A Song