Quick Hits: Millions, Holy Grail, Massive Attack, American Bang, HIM, Sothis

posted February 7, 2010

  • Brutal Panda Records will release Millions' new EP, "Panic Program." The EP will be available in 7" vinyl format and will feature 4 brand new tracks. Recorded this past November at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL with the band, Andy Nelson (Harpoon, Weekend Nachos) handled production duties, with mastering being taken care of by Carl Saff (Young Widows, The Atlas Moth). The press will be limited to 500 copies with 300 on green and 200 on black. Listen to the first track off the EP, "Kept Alive By Drugs And Magick" via the band's official MySpace.
  • LA metal quintet Holy Grail will head in to the studio this month to record their debut album, "Crisis In Utopia," due out on Prosthetic Records in late Spring. Acclaimed producer/remixer/musician Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) will be at the production helm.
  • Check out the Gui Boratto Remix of Massive Attack's "Paradise Circus" featuring the enigmatic vocals of Hope Sandoval.
  • Check out American Bang's first single "Whiskey Walk" and get ready for their self-titled debut this Spring on Reprise Records.
  • HIM are now streaming their seventh studio album "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice" on their Myspace profile. The album, which was produced by Matt Squire (The Used, All Time Low, Saosin) was recently described by frontman Ville Valo as being "the most sexual album we've ever made." Valo also added, "I like the immediacy of it. There's a lot of information put in short songs and they don't let go. That was the whole vibe for me."
  • Check out the new music video "Of Night and Silence" from LA-based black metallers Sothis. The video was shot in LA with Csaba Fikker as Director of Photography and was directed and edited by the band's vocalist Drogoth, who also handled all of the visual effects. Says Drogoth, "After making the 'De Oppresso Liber' video, the band wanted to make a video for another song from the same album, but do something a bit more affordable without compromising quality. I came up with the concept for the 'Of Night and Silence' video because I felt that this song had great energy and perfect pacing for this type of concept."