Pressure – ‘Pressure’ Single Premiere – 03.12.2021

Pressure Single Cover Art

Pressure – ‘Pressure’ Single Premiere

Swedish Rock band, Pressure unleash another explosive track, premiering here, on Ever Metal!

This new self-titled single features on the upcoming self-titled album, “Pressure”, which is due out in June 2022.

What is the first thing that hits your mind when you hear the word Pressure?

We all live under different kinds of pressures,  and we all handle it differently! A thing that usually makes us feel beaten or feel that it’s hard to carry is the feeling of loneliness. The soul crushing emotion that you are fighting the world alone, no one gets you, no one has your back!

Well PRESSURE are here to tell you that you’re wrong! In every pressure, in every single hardship. They will help you handle the Pressure! And the song ‘Pressure’ is about just that! A reminder that you are never alone. “Just call out our name, put on a hard and heavy hitting Pressure song and soon you will feel better!”

Who are Pressure I hear you ask? Well, if you had to tag them with a genre, the one that fits best is Melodic Rock, but they are so much more than that. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, and with vocalist Olof Jönsson, you can always guarantee soaring, athletic and committed vocals. And this joins together with a twin guitar sound, coming from songwriter and lead guitarist Simon “Siirpo” Forsell, and Emil Salling. And the addition of vocalist Olli Violet is a definite asset to the band. 

“We at Pressure have welcomed the beautiful and mesmerizing, succumbing and metal voice of Olli Violet, from the Republic of Belarus, to the band and the Pressure family. Have you seen the dark mistress of the Shadows? The one who commands the darkness with her burning eyes and enchanting voice? Olli Violet – the Shadowess of Pressure is our beautiful and strong female vocalist! With her fantastic talent and spellbinding voice, she brings soul and a dimension that are unmatched in the metal scene!”

And the future of Pressure has forever changed. Their work often focuses and embraces the pressures felt from everyday existence. Their lyrics ably demonstrate that there are two sides to every story – the good and the bad. Every song has a double meaning, and they truly see music as a tool to handle the different pressures thrown at us from the modern world.

The band began their journey together in 2018, and since then they’ve worked tirelessly developing their sound and live performance. Their aim? To make memories with their fans and to an epic musical soundtrack. A quote that can summarize their lyrics is: “How can you tell a story about life if you haven’t dared to live life to its fullest! Pressure is all about every story, every moment, every Pressure!”

‘Pressure’ Official Lyric Video

Pressure are:
Guitars, drums, backing vocals–Simon Forsell
Lead vocals–Olof Jönsson
Guitar–Emil Salling
Vocals – Olli Violet
Bass – Ignacio Arrúa

Check Out Pressure on: 

PR: Samantha Dodson at

Cover Art by Cigdem Keser
Written and composed by Pressure

Pressure Promo Pic

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By Maggy Von

GW Productions and Killsound Productions in collaboration present this amazing online festival with great bands from all over the world.

The purpose of the festival is it’s a big union between countries and combinations of different metal genres, no divisions.

With big names and new projects such as CRS, Savanth, Hada de Beng, Rithiya Khiev, Parazit and more.

The festival will take place on December 4th and 5th, 2020, and there will be much metal intensity.

Metal Heroes Online II bring and support many groups with women like: IOG, Young Lust, la Cattrina, La Leyenda de Eva and many more.


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Here is the list of bands who will give life and power to the Fest:

SCURYTALES – Thrash/Death Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex

La Leyenda de Eva – Folk Metal – Zacatecas/Mex

Cigarette Band – Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex

Nexoasis – Post Grunge/Rock Alternative – Valencia/Venezuela

Getcha’ PULL – Hard Rock/Groove Metal – Guanajuato/Mex

BAGHEERA – Melodic Death Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex

DØGMA – Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex

Godless In Grace – Metalcore/Nu-Metal/Rock/Blues – Oruro/Bolivia

The Hero’s Rise – Post-Hardcore/Metalcore – Querétaro/Mex

Miniatures – Progressive/Death Metal – Aguascalientes/Mex

Arturo Ocampo Music – Classic Rock/Heavy/Power Metal – Tijuana/Mex

Enertron – Instrumental/Progressive/Fusion/Djent – Tulancingo Hidalgo/Mexico

Fecalator Mexico – Porno Grind Gore – Orizaba Veracruz/Mex

Anorexia Isan – Rock – Caracas/Venezuela

Hada de Beng – Rock Fusión – Ciudad de México/Mex

Next – Metal – Nezahualcoyótl, State of Mexico

Alma Eterna – Metal – Potosí/Bolivia

CRS – Death Metal – Obregón, Sonora/Mex

Parazit – Instrumental Prog Rock/Metal – Guadalajara, Jalisco/Mex

Rithiya Khiev – Solo Artist – Epic/Symphonic/Progressive/Instrumental Metal – Boston/US

Alexx Mattey and the Freak Show – Rock/Industrial/Metal – Venezuela/US

Dräven – Gothic Rock/Industrial Metal – Barcelona/Spain

Berzerk- Metalcore – Tijuana/Mex

Back – Hard Rock – Salta/Argentina

She No More – Hard Rock/Metal – State of Mexico /Mex

Sefirot – Melodic Metal – Santiago del Estero/Argentina

La Cattrina – Folk Metal/Mexican Folk Metal – Ciudad de México/Mex

Sotako Anime Rock Band – JRock/Anime – San Luis Potosí/Mex

Rebel – Power Metal – Budapest/Hungary

Red Calling – Hard Rock/Metal – Tampa, Florida/USA

Victory Or Death – Metalcore/Metal – Burzaco/Argentina

Young Lust – Hard Rock – Monterrey/Mex

Postnecrum – Symphonic Black Metal – Zacatecas/Mex

SilentEnd – Melodic Thrash Metal – Monterrey/Mex

The Outsider – Avant-Garde Symphonic  Extreme Metal – Mexico City /Mex

Savanth – Rock/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex

Corners of Sanctuary – New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal – Philadelphia/US

Illusions Of Grandeur- Theatrical Hard Rock – Philadelphia/Lancaster Pennsylvania/US

Disclaimer: This article is solely the property of Maggy Von, Killsound Productions, and Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this review, unless you have the strict permission of both parties. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.

A Response to Misogyny

A Response to Misogyny (By Association, On The Grounds Of Being Female)
By Beth Jones

If you had “Blatant and Inexcusable Misogyny in Printed Media” on your 2020 Armageddon Bingo Card, then you can now cross it off, as the year that just keeps on giving has done it again! This month’s issue of a fairly well followed print format rock and metal magazine, who shall remain nameless, have firmly cemented that entry into the “Turned The World Off and On Again, It Seems to be Fucked” annual; With their editor using incredible lack of judgement, and outdated views of what is acceptable, clearly clouded by unsatisfied testosterone running wildly though his system.

His two-word article title faux pas has not only managed to degrade, demean, and undermine the integrity of women in music, especially Rock and Metal; It has also incensed me, the least feminist person I know, to write this. Regardless of the content of the article, or indeed the accompanying editorial which ‘championed women in rock and metal’, this act of disregard brings, once again, to the forefront an ‘ism’; an inequality that all women experience. But this is the tip of the iceberg.

For women in many walks of life, being met with surprise and disbelief that they can do something competently, other than cook and clean, is a daily occurrence. And it’s also a regular occurrence for assumptions to be made as to our roles, purely based on the lack of external appendages within our trousers.

In the Rock and Metal world, women are used to being looked at when they turn up with their band, and the assumption being made that they’re a girlfriend of a male band member, rather than an  accomplished musician, and integral part of the band. When performing on stage, women are used to being seen as ‘only there for a bit of eye candy’, and dealing with being groped, manhandled, or commented upon, because of what they choose to wear, or simply the fact that they’re a female in a band. They’re also used to getting plenty of hate regarding their size, hair colour, choice of makeup, etc, etc, ad infinitum. When they start playing or singing, women are also used to being met with surprise that they can actually do it just as well as their male counterparts. And they’re also used to it being pointed out in articles that they are female, or that the band is ‘female fronted’. I will hold my hands up, it’s something I have done on one occasion in the past, because it was ‘the done thing’ and I failed to question it. Rookie error. But why was it, and why is it still, the done thing? What is its benefit? There are only two reasons I can think of – for the benefit of those poor souls who may get confused, and wonder why a prepubescent teenage boy is being exploited in a band full of bigger boys, or so that the Neanderthals can prepare their “fun sock” before they check out the band’s videos on YouTube.

As women, we’re used to all those things, and we’re used to rising above them. But that doesn’t make any of them right, and it doesn’t make any of them grate our gears any less.

Inequality is everywhere. Inground into, and accepted in, every fabric of society. And despite the efforts of activists, and the apologetic agreement, whilst attempting to hide the problem under the carpet, of governments globally, these problems are getting worse. Racial inequality, gender inequality, homophobia, transphobia, and every other inequality or phobia aimed at making someone feel smaller than the perpetrators of hate. And the only way we can stop it is for everyone to just get real. Like any problem, the first step to curing it is admitting that it’s a problem. That has started to gain momentum, but to actually accomplish anything, EVERYONE has to get on the bus.

Pulling it back to our subject matter here, the intrenched, low-level misogyny that women are forced to endure through every step of their lives is not something that women alone can solve either, sadly. As the old saying says, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” It’s going to take every man, and I do mean EVERY MAN, to step up to the plate, and start thinking with their brains. YOU need to make the ones who refuse to see it feel like the outsiders, in the same way that women are made to feel all. The. Time.

So come on chaps, put your big boy pants on and let’s work on making everyone equal, regardless of what’s hanging between their legs, (or whatever driving force is behind every ‘ism’) yeah? Have the courage that so many are forced to employ every day, in order to survive in the global dominant patriarchy. Because no matter how much anyone tries to talk it down or laugh it off, that’s what it is. And we’ve had enough.

And before you ask, I’m not blowing things out of proportion because I’m a feminazi/ hormonal/ menopausal/ too emotional/ a woman*. This is reality.

*Delete as appropriate to indicate which one makes you feel better about your reasons for continued ignorance.

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Article – Illusions Of Grandeur: The Siren Saga

Illusions Of Grandeur: The Siren Saga
By Maggy Von

Illusions Of Grandeur is a Theatrical Hard Rock/Fantasy Metal band based in Lancaster, PA.

The band is now part of Killsound productions as their booking agency.

I.O.G. took the PA and NJ scenes by storm, starting in 2015, and debuting “The Siren Saga” live show.

The Siren Saga is a story of the journeys, perils, and triumphs of the Siren and her warriors. The story mixes facts and fiction combining Greek and Norse Mythology, Sirens, Viking Warriors, Archangels and Kharon “The Ferryman”. The first part, “The Songs of the Siren”, was released on Pavement Records in 2019.

Since their formation, Illusions of Grandeur have toured in the United States as well as across the UK and Europe, and made appearances at various festivals including Sav Fest, Dewey Beach Music Festival and Witney Music Festival. I.O.G. has shared the stage with artists as varied as DOPE, Motograter, September Mourning, New Year’s Day, Puddle of Mudd and Otep. Illusions of Grandeur’s fierce and energetic live show has gained them a legion of fans dubbed “The Siren Nation” who follow them worldwide, at live shows, and on social media.

New video ‘Crossing Over’

The Story of The Siren:

The Siren was a winged creature with the body of a woman, feet and arms of a bird. She perched high on the flowery hilltops where she watched over and protected the Goddess Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. From the tops of Mount Olympus, the Siren soared as a God. One warm, sweet spring solstice, Persephone innocently wandered off through a field of flowers. Intrigued by one in particular, a magical glowing flower, she reached out with both hands. The ground beneath her began to quake and opened into a large hollow. Confused from the fall, Persephone did not see Hades, God of the Underworld, until he was already upon her. Her screams echoed out of reach as Hades pulled her back to the Underworld where he intended to marry her.

The Siren failed in her sworn duty to protect Persephone. She was stripped of her wings by Goddess Demeter and banished from Mount Olympus to a tiny island off the coast of Sicily. She would remain on earth until she found Persephone and returned her home safely. This is now the Sirens journey. She must venture the Underworld and take Persephone from Hades. Frightened and unsure of her powers, she was lured to the seas, like a longing, calling to her soul. Once she reached the rocky cliffs, the mists from crashing waves, shown the shine of her new flesh, the scales and fins of a mermaid, a water Siren. Bound by this new skin, she must determine her new-found abilities and set forth to the task ahead. The Siren would learn that when she sang, she was irresistible to mortal men. She pillaged for their lives and used them to build an army, facing peril and surprises along the way. The challenge was unlike any she had faced before. Alone and haunted by her past, if she was to have any chance of success, it would mean pushing herself towards her own self-destruction.

The Siren – Maggie Carlton – Vocals
Archangel Michael – CM Carroll – Bass
Julian Yeager – Guitar
Ares – Ted Domzalski – Drums