Dec 13, 2012

Season of Change: the last 2012 episode and the ArenaCast overhaul

Dear ArenaCast friends! Our team would like to inform you that the ArenaCast episode #118 marks the end of ArenaCast episodes as you know them. We will be kicking off 2013 with a re-mastered, re-organized and totally re-branded podcast. It's really going to be something so stay tuned!

Every ArenaCast episode was unique due to its vast genres, diversity, accent etc. The ArenaCast E118 is a revision of some of the best acts of the year, bringing back familiar sounds of previously featured bands, but with their fresh new tracks. This episode concludes our musical journey with you, and includes the bands' short farewells, feedback about our podcast and the news they would like to share with all music lovers! Here they are…

Rebel Android

Rebel Android, the band from far-away Norway is currently producing a third release, 'The Expanding Divide', which will be ready sometime in 2013. The band is also aiming to get ready for some live gigs early 2013.

From Rebel Android to ArenaCast: “We have really enjoyed learning about the ArenaCast podcast in 2012, checking out cool artists and are grateful to be featured in it ourselves! Thanks, we appreciate it. Happy holidays and new year to staff and listeners from Rebel Android!”

Aqualash

Aqualash is a cool Sydney based band, whose musical style embraces trip-hop, dream-pop, alternative, atmospheric, gothic-Jazz, and a little bit of grunge.

From Aqualash to ArenaCast: Here is what Aqualash said about ArenaCast on their facebook page: “ArenaCast is an excellent podcast, and we're really happy to be included in their playlist for episode 118 - the last for 2012. There is always a very cool and diverse selection of music to be found here, so check them out!
Thank you ArenaCast!”


Anodine

Expect an album from this cool German band very soon! 16 tracks - a total of 80 minutes of music is now in the mastering process. Patrick (vocals) promises plenty of news soon, but currently, they're in a phase of preparation. Anodine had also recently posted a reedited version of their video!
Check it out!


Remove Silence

This hot Brazilian band announces that at the moment they are mixing their upcoming EP, which is to be released in late January. They still don't have a name for it, but it will consist of 7 tracks, four of which are unreleased. The other tracks are more than remixes - they are in fact completely new versions of songs from their latest album. Also, Remove Silence is working on another new version of one of the tracks from S.H.A., which will feature analog synthesizers exclusively.
This track will be released with an official video as well.

From Remove Silence to ArenaCast: "We are constantly tuned in on ArenaCast, and we think everybody should do it as well. There are lots of PodCasts out there presenting new artists, but only a few where you can actually get to know new artists with high degrees of musical quality.
Long live ArenaCast! Hugs from Brazil!!!"


Grassfight

The New York based band Grassfight is currently writing and recording a lot of new songs. These New York-ers claim that their new tracks are sounding pretty different and have a whole new vibe with a bigger sound than their previous music. Grassfight is excited to get them out, but jokingly remark that they take forever with the recording process. Nathan (Guitar/Vox ) vaguely says that 2013-2014 should be an exciting time for Grassfight.

From Grassfight to ArenaCast: “ArenaCast is one of my favorite sources for new music. The focus seems to be on finding and promoting music that is legitimately good regardless of status, genre, or location. And it's almost always music I've never heard before. We really appreciate the support. It means a lot coming from such a cool podcast.”

Singleton

The fantastic Ukrainian, Kyiv based band is very proud to inform that in November 2012, Singleton won 1st place at the Eurock Marathon festival in Berlin. Currently they are working on a new LP which is planned to be released early 2013. This new album is being mixed by the famous UK producer Barny Barnicott (Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys). We can`t wait to hear the new album!

From Singleton to ArenaCast: “We would like to say thank you to the ArenaCast team for their amazing support of independent music! It really means a lot! We have discovered lots of incredible, talented bands from all over the world and we are very proud to be featured in several ArenaCast episodes together with these cool artists!”

Dec 3, 2012

Cathy Jewson`s "Woah" EP Review

About: Cathy Jewson, the Artist of the Month (October 2012) via R&R World.

Hailing from Tenby, UK, singer songwriter Cathy Jewson let loose her heart-warming debut five track EP entitled "Woah" during 2011. All songs on the EP were written and arranged by Cathy, and the tracks were masterfully recorded at Mwnci Studios in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Dec 1, 2012

ArenaCast Episode 118

November 16 - November 30

Finishing off the year with a bang, our host Damien V is spoilt with a very special episode with ArenaCast Episode 118, revising some of the best acts of the year, bringing back familiar sounds of previously featured bands, but this time with fresh new tracks.




# Artist Track
1. Bob Dean Forest of Fear
2. Rebel Android The Dead End
3. Aqualash Bloodlust
4. Kodakid Pray for some luck
5. Rebel Soul Collective Burn After Me
6. Anodine Somewhere Sometime Somehow
7. Super Squarecloud Berry System
8. Remove Silence So Wrong
9. Grassfight All We Do Is Count
10. Singleton If i'm falling



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