Scream of the Butterfly Premiere Video for “Solid Ground Shaking”; Ignition out Sept. 29

Posted in Bootleg Theater on September 25th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Berlin heavy rockers Scream of the Butterfly work just a tinge of grunge into the instant-sing-along two-stage hook of the new single from their upcoming debut album, Ignition. Set for issue this week via Burning Wax Productions — a new collaboration between Heavy Psych Sounds and Subsound Records — the full-length is led off by “Solid Ground Shaking,” and as you can hear/see in the video below for the track, the four-piece find a place for themselves between methods classic and modern, organ playing a central role amid creatively-drawn vocal layers, forward rhythmic drive and traditionalist swing that ensures Ignition‘s subsequent tracks are led into in such a way as to suitably evoke the record’s title. If this is Scream of the Butterfly taking flight, well, at least it sounds like it.

scream-of-the-butterfly-ignitionApart perhaps from that grunge-era influence, it should be noted that the band has just about nothing in common with the Acid Bath song from which they take their name or that group’s general filth-covered methodology. Rather, working with producer Richard Behrens (Heat, ex-Samsara Blues Experiment), they bring a sharp and straightforward tack that, going by “Solid Ground Shaking,” asks little more of the listener than perhaps a bit of well-earned boogieing. I haven’t heard the full album yet, so it could be that Scream of the Butterfly totally prog out at some point or other, but they’re also streaming the somewhat punkier “Turning Me Loose” which you can hear at the bottom of this post, and to put it mildly, that song as well keeps its chorus front and center, boding well for the rest of Ignition to follow.

Preorders have already started for the Sept. 29 release, and you can dig into those links and more info from the PR wire under the premiere of the clip for “Solid Ground Shaking” below, which captures the band performing amid a psychedelic lightshow and a haze that in no way affects the obvious clarity at root in their approach.

Please enjoy:

Scream of the Butterfly, “Solid Ground Shaking” official video premiere

Music video by Scream Of The Butterfly performing ‘Solid Ground Shaking’, off the album IGNITION. New album will be released September 29th via Burning Wax Productions. Presale starts September 15th. Released in LTD Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD and Digital.

Ignition” marks a ferocious kick start of the Berlin based band Scream Of The Butterfly into the crazy world of rock’n’roll. Powerful guitar riffs, a tight rhythm section and versatile melodies topped with a portion of vintage hammond organ will please the fans of classic 70s rock as well as grunge and contemporary rock lovers. The eight songs, recorded by Kadavar sound-engineer Richard Behrens, are well picked and balanced to deliver the audience some high energy rock tunes combined with a road trip feeling and the solid power of massive riffs closing with an emotional but still powerful ballad.

Roughness, drive and attitude of “Ignition” became visible with the stunning cover-artwork by Branca Studio.

Video credits: Jan Bauer / Scream Of The Butterfly

Tracklisting:
1. Solid Ground Shaking 05:35
2. Turning Me Loose 03:43
3. Missed The Brake
4. Living Doll
5. City Of Splendours
6. Liqour Store
7. Evil Feelings
8. I Can’t Go Back

Scream of the Butterfly is:
Glauco – drums
Sergej – bass
Rich – vocals, keys
Mazz – guitar

Scream of the Butterfly, “Turning Me Loose”

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Here are 40+ New Releases to Look for in the Next Three Weeks

Posted in Features on September 21st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Starting tomorrow, the next three weeks are absolutely stupid with new albums. Over-the-top, ridiculous. An immediately-go-broke amount of music. Nothing less than an onslaught. We’re under attack.

Far be it from me to tell you how to spend your money — also far be it from me not to — but there’s some really killer stuff in here. As to why it’s all landing now? Some of it of course has to do with the timing of when it was recorded, bands hitting the studio in Spring before heading out on the road over the summer, but Fall releases also line up nicely for tours in October and November, heading into the holiday season, when the music industry basically shuts down. This is the last chance for releases to come out in 2017 and be considered for best-of-year lists.

I doubt the likes of Chelsea Wolfe or Godspeed You! Black Emperor or even Kadavar would cop to that as a motivating factor, instead pointing to the timing of Fall touring and so on, but these things are rarely coincidental. You know how there aren’t any blockbusters in January but every movie feels like it’s trying to win an Oscar? Same kind of deal.

Nonetheless, 2017 is laying it on particularly thick these next couple weeks, and as you can see in the lists below, if you’ve got cash to spend, you can pretty much choose your rock and roll adventure. I’ll add to this as need be as well, so keep an eye for changes:

Sept. 22:

Alcest, Souveinirs d’un Autre Monde (10th Anniversary Edition)
Brant Bjork, Europe ’16
Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spunthe-flying-eyes-burning-of-the-season
Epitaph, Claws
Faces of the Bog, Ego Death
The Flying Eyes, Burning of the Season
Fvzz Popvli, Fvzz Dei
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Luciferian Towers
Jarboe & Father Murphy, Jarboe & Father Murphy
Monarch, Never Forever
Nibiru, Qaal Babalon
Process of Guilt, Black Earth
Satyricon, Deep Calleth Upon Deep
Spelljammer, Inches from the Sun (Reissue)
Thonian Horde, Inconnu
Trash Titan, Welcome to the Banana Party
Ufomammut, 8
With the Dead, Love from With the Dead
Wolves in the Throne Room, Thrice Woven

Sept. 29:

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Cities of Mars, Temporal Rifts
Deadsmoke, Mountain Legacy
A Devil’s Din, One Hallucination Under God
Disastroid, Missiles
Jim Healey, Just a Minute More (Sept. 26)
Idylls, The Barn
Kadavar, Rough Times
Lucifer’s Chalice, The Pact
Monolord, Rust
Outsideinside, Sniff a Hot Rock
Radio Moscow, New Beginnings
Scream of the Butterfly, Ignition
Tronald, Tronald (Sept. 30)
Unsane, Sterilize
Wucan, Reap the Storm

Oct. 6:

fireball-ministry-remember-the-storyElder Druid, Carmina Satanae
Fireball Ministry, Remember the Story
Frank Sabbath, Are You Waiting? (Oct. 2)
Himmellegeme, Myth of Earth
House of Broken Promises, Twisted EP
O.R.B., Naturality
Primitive Man, Caustic
Spirit Adrift, Curse of Conception
Spotlights, Seismic
Sumokem, The Guardian of Yosemite
Torso, Limbs
White Manna, Bleeding Eyes

Also:

Oct. 13: Enslaved, Firebreather, I Klatus, R.I.P., Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (reissue), Weird Owl, etc.

Oct. 20: Iron Monkey, Spectral Haze, Bell Witch, The Spacelords, etc.

Something I forgot?

Invariably, right? If you know of something not seen above that should be, then by all means, please leave a comment letting me know. My only ask is that you keep it civil and not call me a fucking idiot or anything like that. I write these posts very early in the day, and if something has been neglected, I assure you it’s not on purpose and I’m happy to correct any and all oversights.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping. Support local record stores.

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