Sister Sin unleash video for Desert Queen

Sister Sin - Desert Queen video promo

Sister Sin have released a video for their track “Desert Queen.”

The song is taken from the Swedes’ most recent album, Black Lotus, released last October and given an 8/10 review here at Skin Back Alley.

“Anthemic, rebellious and monumentally well executed, Black Lotus is likely to have you chanting along to its super-sized choruses, air-guitar arms flailing for all they’re worth, for some considerable time to come,” we said.

Check out the video for “Desert Queen” – directed by 11Frames – below and decide for yourself!

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Album review: Sister Sin | Black Lotus

Sister Sin - Black Lotus Album CoverArtist: Sister Sin
Album: Black Lotus
Our Verdict: 8/10
Release date: Out now
Find it at: Victory Records
Review by: Graeme Blackwell

“Anethmic, rebellious and monumentally well executed… you’ll be chanting along for some considerable time to come.”

Sometimes you want a hard rock record that defies the laws of physics; a record that features balls-to-the-wall riffing traveling faster than the speed of light; a record with songs so full of metal intent that they could break free from a black hole; a record ripping your ears from your head with such a full throated roar, you’re left wondering how it is that a person can exist made of just heart and lungs.

If that’s the record you’re searching for, look no further than Sister Sin’s new album, Black Lotus.

The Swedes fifth studio LP sees the band refining their sound, moving away from the glam-tinged rock that featured on their previous efforts, and cementing themselves firmly in the world of the kind of hard rock and metal that owes a debt to the likes of Skid Row.

Gravity defying slabs of melody, scuzzy rock riffs and a healthy dose of gang chant vocals are the order of the day across these 9 tracks and 37 minutes. “Food For Worms” sets out Sister Sin’s stall, with a tension-building intro breaking in to a thundering riff and rhythm section over which Liv Jagrell delivers a scorching vocal snarl. First single “Chaos Royale” follows, all snotty rebellion and heavy laden with an unseemly amount of hooks.

Later in the album “The Jinx” offers a welcome change of pace in it’s dazzling balladry. The song offers Jagrell the chance to flex her more nuanced vocal muscles and shows off a different side to the work of guitarist Jimmy Hiltula. But the chance to catch your breath doesn’t last long. Before you know it that guttural Gothenberg growl comes to the fore again and sprints for the line through “Ruled By None” and “Sail North.”

Five albums in, then, Sister Sin’s ability to deliver the heavy metal goods shows no sign of abating. Anthemic, rebellious and monumentally well executed, Black Lotus is likely to have you chanting along to its super-sized choruses, air-guitar arms flailing for all they’re worth, for some considerable time to come.

Find out more about Sister Sin at their official website
You can watch Sister Sin’s video for single “Chaos Royale” below:

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New music releases, 27th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 27th October 2014:

Sister Sin - Black Lotus Album Cover
Black Lotus, Sister Sin

Black Veil Brides, Black Veil Brides
Walking On A Flashlight, Lunatic Soul
Inked In Blood, Obituary
Vervain, Liv Kristine
Best, Roger Taylor
The Wreckage Of Stars, Black Crown Initiate
IV (Remastered Edition), Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy (Remastered Edition), Led Zeppelin
Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, Yusuf
Honor Is All We Know, Rancid
Unleash The Fire (Ltd Edition), Riot
Z2, Devin Townsend Project
Curse Of Love, The Coral
No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshead, Suicidal Tendencies
Into The Slaughter, Blindeath
Peepshow (Remastered Edition), Siouxsie & The Banshees
Live At The Barbican (Expanded Edition), These New Puritans
Love Gun (Deluxe Edition), Kiss
Super Critical, The Ting Tings
Planet Satan, Mysticum
The Enemy Within, Mindwars
At War With Reality, At The Gates
Earthborn Evolution, Beyond Creation
Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn
The Science Of Things (Remastered Edition), Bush
The Complete Studio Albums (Box Set), Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blood I Bled, The Staves
KaLIVEascope, Transatlantic
Desideratum, Anaal Nathrakh
Taking On The World (25th Anniversary Edition), Gun
Memoria Vetusta Iii Saturnian Poetry, Blut Aus Nord

All of the above albums – and many more besides! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon.

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Listen! Sister Sin stream new album in full

Sister Sin Band Shot 002

Sister Sin are streaming their new album, Black Lotus, in full.

First revealed exclusively via the Metal Hammer website, the Swedish metalheads officially release the new LP next Monday, 27th of October.

The stream comes hot on the heels of the band sharing new song, “Chaos Royale”, a few short weeks ago.

You can listen to the complete album below:

Black Lotus is available to pre-order now via Sister Sin’s official website.

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Watch! Sister Sin release video for new track Chaos Royale

Sister Sin Band Shot 002

Sister Sin have released a lyric video for their new song, “Chaos Royale.”

Taken from their forthcoming fifth studio LP, Black Lotus, you can watch the clip below:

You can download “Chaos Royale” from both iTunes and Amazon now. Black Lotus is scheduled for release on the 27th of October.

The full tracklist for the album is:

Sister Sin - Black Lotus Album Cover01. “Food For Worms”
02. “Chaos Royale”
03. “Au Revoir”
04. “Desert Queen”
05. “Count Me Out”
06. “Stones Thrown”
07. “The Jinx”
08. “Ruled By None”
09. “Sail North”

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