New Heavy Sounds
Release Date: 03/09/2021
Birmingham, Alabama 4 piece EMBR are set to release a 3 song EP called “1021”. The EP title alludes to the fact that, this release is the second in the New Heavy Sounds 10th Anniversary CD EP series.
‘1021’ follows on the heels of their critically acclaimed full-length “1823”. It also falls in line with the 2-year anniversary of the drummer Erik’s kidney transplant.
EMBR deliver 3 brand new songs, each of which push the template set up by the album. These compositions chronicle love, devastation, disappointment, forgiveness and anger, and once again musically EMBR are in top form, broadening their horizons bringing a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound.
“1021” shows the band continuing to develop and grow, the crushing heaviness and haunting vocals that marked their album are there and they have added a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound add to that some memorable hooks that will sink in your jaw and you have an enticing journey ahead of you.
In fact ‘1021’ hits like Jason Voorhees on a rampage and doesn’t let up until the end of the 15 minute run time.
The EP was recorded and mixed by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound in Dawsonville Ga. and mastered at Soulfire Sounds in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alongside this the band have created a video for each song, filmed during the studio sessions and these will form part of the release with the EP.
As with all the NHS 10th Anniversary series, the CD is a very limited edition of 150 only, and is housed in a bespoke die cut, New Heavy Sounds house style cd digipack. It will be available by mail order only.‘1021’ is scheduled for release on September 3rd 2021.
1. Armageddon Together
2. Selling Me Shit
3. Fortunate One
4. Rotten Roots
6. Down At St. Joe’s
7. I Can’t Stand It
8. You Gimme Fever;
9. The Last Time
10. Look Ahead
11. Cancel The End Of The World
Release Date: 30/07/2021
YES guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release the seventh edition of his Homebrew album series on 30th July via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 marks the 25th anniversary of the guitar legend’s first album in his Homebrew collection.
The Homebrew series typically features recordings from Steve Howe’s home archive of demos and tracks, originally recorded for one of his many solo or group projects with YES, ASIA, ABWH or GTR. Homebrew 7 differs slightly as none of the tracks have previously been released in any form and there are no plans for any to be rerecorded in the future.
“Many are things I’ve enjoyed saving until the right moment,” says Howe, “and the Homebrew series allows this. Some tracks have matured with my nurturing but others have been recently rediscovered.”This collection includes tracks from the late seventies through to 2016 in Howe’s extensive range of playing styles. Each of the 21 tracks is dated and accompanied by Howe’s background notes and details on instrumentation. Most of the tracks are Howe’s solo recordings with occasional contributions from Dylan Howe and Virgil Howe on drums with Phil Spalding on bass guitar (Half Way).