After 11 years in activity, 8 releases and 4 international tours, three years after an acclaimed split EP with the Canadian one-man-band thisquietarmy, Brazilian post-rockers/post-metallers Labirinto just released their brand new full-length album called 'Gehenna' (including a special collaboration on one track with Matthieu Vanderkerckhove from AmenRa, Syndrome...) for CD and Digital on the main legal platforms through Dissenso Records.In addition to this official release-news, the band also streamed its album for full (below), just unveiled a brand new music video for the song "Enoch" and already planned a new European Tour on 2017.
After an extensive tour in Europe last year, they started the recording of the awaited second full length effort, counting with the production of the great sound engineer Billy Anderson, known for his works with Melvins, Neurosis, Fantomas, Swans...
Sad news for fans of Swedish psychedelic rockers Graveyard. A few days ago, they announced their split on facebook:
Dark clouds above the graveyard today.
Due to the all so classic reason "differences within the band" the Graveyard is as of today officially closed. This is the unfortunate final decision we've had to make after going through a period of struggling n juggling with personal issues. Things have gone out of hand and now our energy is very low. As a direct result of this we're sorry to say that all scheduled touring is cancelled.
Graveyard have always been more about the music than the talking and that approach is the way we intend to deal with this situation also. What we can say is that we don't know if and when the Graveyard will re-open and return in full force.
Stay tuned, stay awesome & No endless night in sight.
Joakim, Axel, Truls, Jonatan
Of course, because of the immediate split, Graveyard will not be performing at Desertfest this year. But they've found a replacement:
We've hunted high and low for a suitable replacement for Graveyard after their unfortunate and most unexpected split last week, which caused them to cancel their show at our festival. With only a few weeks to go, you can imagine it wasn't an easy task to find a band that was available, in the neighbourhood, and willing to adapt their schedule in order to fit in a last-minute gig.
The good news is: we've found them, and their name is COLOUR HAZE!
The German powerhouse will appear at the festival on Saturday, so there will only be a minor shift in the schedule.
Following this news, we will grant our fans some more time to reclaim their Saturday day ticket. Send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your payment details and ticket number, and we'll take care of it.
We extend this offer until after the weekend, so it expires on Monday Oct 3 at 12pm.
After that, we put this regrettable episode behind us for good, and we set our phasers on full-on ROCK! See y'all at the festival!
Kayo Dot announce US tour dates
On the heels of their recently released Plastic House on Base of Sky LP (June 24, The Flenser), Kayo Dot have announced a string of North American shows in October and November. See the band in the midwest and east coast with more shows to be announced soon -
See Kayo Dot on the road, playing songs from Plastic House on Base of Sky, in a live setting in these fine cities:
October 22 Toronto, ON @ Baby G
October 23 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
October 24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
October 27 Austin, TX @ Lost Well
November 1 Raleigh, NC @ Neptunes
November 2 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
November 4 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
November 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
No Good Advice release debut video
Well, that was confusing for a second. I thought Ukrainian stoner rock band Stoned Jesus had released a new video but apparently it was Italian heavy rockers No Good Advice who did. Of course, in my defense, I have to mention that 'Stoned Jesus' is the title of this song. Furthermore, the song is way too groovy not to share. So check out these guys. They rock!!!
La Chinga release video
Another heavy hitting new video comes from Canadian psychedelic rockers La Chinga. They release a video for the song 'Gone Gypsy'. The song comes from the album 'Freewheelin'' which was released by Small Stone Records.
Three shaggy haired men lost in the valley on a summer's day are picked up by a roaming band of strange of Boogie van neer'do'wells and are taken to the secret backwoods compound where the booze, bikes, broads, and Rock begin to flow in ridiculous amounts! As the sun sets the heat begins to rise...and so does the electric riffage! And then the deranged mayhem ensues! Warning! Not for the faint of heart! Pregnant women! Small children! Those with a delicate condition are warned to not watch this high rollin' low brow goin' freak fest! The living word in the flesh is presented here on the silver screen! Righteous and loose! Free and easy! Three men unbound, unchained and the pulchritudinous women who love them! La Chinga! In "Gone Gypsy"
Fallen Arise announce Southern-European dates
Athens based Symphonic Metallers FALLEN ARISE - who just recently introduced their new singer Fiona Creaby - have announced the band's South-Eastern European Tour, check the dates below and the details at http://www.fallenarisemusic.com
October 13 - Sofia (BG)
October 14 - Constanta (RO)
October 17 - Bucharest (RO)
October 21 - Athens (GR)
Theocracy release lyric video
The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY just released a lyric video for the track "Wishing Well" from their highly anticipated new album "Ghost Ship". The album will be released on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records. "Ghost Ship" will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. The 2LP edition is strictly limited to 1001 copies worldwide. 750 copies comes with black vinyl discs and 251 copies comes with white vinyl discs.
Somehow Jo release new single
Finnish alternative metalheads Somehow Jo have just unveiled their new single 'Go With The Jo'. Guitarist/vocalist Christian comments: "Go with the Jo was the first song that we written by all four of us (previous songs were made by Christian). We were hanging out in the rehearsal place drinking some beer and started jamming just for fun and the skeleton of the song came together by itself. I knew right away that the lyrics needed to reflect what we are as a band and it had to have that fun aspect to it."
Ctulu reveals teaser and album details
German extreme metal band Ctulu will release their fourth album on November 18th via MDD Records. After more than three years since their last album "Seelenspiegelsplitter" there are eight brand new tracks between madness, hatred and despair waiting to be unleashed. The album was mixed and mastered at Sound Lodge Studio in Rhauderfehn. The band also unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album which was created by "Thorny Thoughts Artwork".
Burial In The Sky release new song
American technical death metal horde Burial In The Sky have released a new song, named 'Galaxy of Ghosts'. The song comes from the upcoming album 'Persistence Of Thought' which will be released on Friday, November 4th.
You can pre-order the album now on their bandcamp page.
The Chronicles Of Israfel reveal track and album details
Montreal prog champs THE CHRONICLES OF ISRAFEL will be unleashing their long awaited sophomore album 'A Trillion Lights, Tome II' on October 15th via BOH Records to follow their 2007 debut 'Starborn, Tome I'. The album features 13 tracks of progressive songwriting blended with incredible guitar riffs and symphonic piano rounded with melodic vocals for a cinematic music experience.
Deprive release new video and album details
Spanish old school death metal one-man act Deprive has revealed a video for the song 'A Mournful Prophecy'. The song is one of the most doom-related songs on the new album, 'Temple of the Lost Wisdom'. Released again on Memento Mori (Spain), this is rich, organic death metal music that is at once memorable and stimulating.
'Temple of the Lost Wisdom' is the latest output by Deprive, recreating the early '90s melancholy in death metal akin to early Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Hypocrisy, My Dying Bride, Morbid Angel, Convulse, Cemetery and first Darkthrone.'
Big Business announce US tourdates
American "Gold Metal" trio Big Business are touring their homeland again in October. The sludgy monsters will kick off their tour in Denver , Co and won't stop until Long Beach, Ca lies in ruins.
Dangers reveal new track and album details
Los Angeles, California based hardcore punkers Dangers have just revealed a first song, also the title track from their upcoming album, 'The Bend in the Break'. The album will be released by Topshelf Records on 14th October. Pre-orders are available on bandcamp.
Alfred Brown IV comments: "We wanted to take a more critical approach to creating new music. We tried not to change our sound, but to grow it. The question, essentially, was: how far can we bend without breaking our music?"
Pandora reveals teaser and album details
Italian progressive rock act Pandora has just revealed a teaser for the upcoming album 'Ten Years Like in a Magic Dream'. The album is scheduled to be released on 30-11-2016
Brute Forcz going to Eastern Europe!
Roadmaster Booking is proud to announce the first European tour of the American Heavy Metal Trio BRUTE FORCZ. The tour aim to promote their releases ‘Kick Ass Heavy Metal’, ‘Out for Blood’ and the recent EP ‘Brute Forcz’.
11/Nov Osijek (CRO) Exit
12/Nov Djakovo (CRO) King
13/Nov Banja Luka (BOS) Jelen Pub “DTA”
14/Nov Tuzla (BOS) Bunt *
15/Nov Smederevo (SER) OKC Svetlost *
16/Nov Nis (SER) Black Stage Caffe*
17/Nov Pozarevac (SER) KB *
18/Nov Sombor (SER) Kafana u sokaku *
19/Nov Krusevac (SER) Zamajac
20/Nov Burgas (BUL) Bar Bez Ime **
* with My Funeral(SWE)/Angry Again(CH)
**with Inflict(BUL)/Slave Pit(Bul)
Berserkers release new video
French rockers BERSERKERS introduce their new video "The Foolish Man", taken from his new album "Lock & Load" released recently.
Berserkers are a quartet from Bordeaux, founded in 2009. They are heavily inspired by the hard rock scene of the seventies but also experienced in everything the rock industry produced later on. On this album those elements result in some heavy rocking.
Sumac release remix ep
Following the release of their acclaimed album 'What One Becomes' earlier this year, SUMAC will be releasing 'Before You I Appear', a limited 12" EP featuring nearly 30 minutes of remixes featuring tracks reconfigured by the likes of Samuel Kerridge, Bleed Turquoise (aka James Ginzburg of Emptyset), Kevin Drumm and Japan’s ENDON. The results range from impossibly dense and perpetually ascending psych-noise blowouts, to subdued passages of subtly curdled drones punctuated by disembodied vocal excretions.
1. Rigid Oblivion (Samuel Kerridge Remix)
2. Clutch of Oblivion (Bleed Turquoise Remix)
3. Image of Control (Tokyodionysis Remix by Endon)
4. Rigid Man in Vain (Kevin Drumm Remix)
Post-rock legends Wang Wen from China premiered a brand new track, listen to the album title track "Sweet Home, Go!" below
Sweet Home, Go! is the 9th studio album from Chinese leading experimental post-rock band, Wang Wen.
Sweet Home, Go! follows hot on the heels of Wang Wen’s ambitious vinyl, photo book and DVD box set, entitled In Course of The Miraculous: a collaboration with Chinese cinematographer Cheng Ran, who hired the band to compose a soundtrack for a 9 (!) hour film, which involved an improvised performance of the band in an artificially flooded warehouse.
The packaging of Sweet Home, Go! is equally spectacular: 2 different inner sleeves (printed on the inside and outside) are showing through the die cut hole of an outer box sleeve, printed on a special kind of fabric paper – creating a total of 4 different front cover impressions, depending on which sleeve and which side is up. An additional 30x30 cm art book comes with the vinyl version.
This kind of attention to detail is indicative of a band that take outstanding care not only about their music, but also about the visual and haptic aspects of their art... Wang Wen profess a holistic approach to art, focused (but not solely limited) on their extraordinary music...
Following last week's single premiere of title track "Requiem For Hell", today Japan's MONO premiered the accompanying video!
Directed by Harri Haataja
Filmed by Vesa Ranta
Screenplay by Sayoko Hirai
Edit by Vesa Ranta & Harri Haataja
Assistant in Oulu by Marko Pelkonen
Assistant in Muhos Cosmo Valtanen
Make-ups by Yanski Sova
Special thanks to Morsiusateljee Katariina
Actors are Vilma Alatalo (Beatrice), Aapo-Matti Puhakka (Dante) & Hannu Kangas (Old Man)
Belgium’s Oathbreaker will release their their most groundbreaking album to date, Rheia, this coming Friday on Deathwish Inc.. This record features the most honest, fragile and self-reflective lyrics that the band has written thus far in its 8+ year long career.
See Oathbreaker on tour in support of Rheia in North America from September 28th through October 30th with Skeletonwitch and Iron Reagan, and in Europe from November 6th through December 18th with WIFE. More news soon.
OATHBREAKER, ON TOUR:
September 28 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight #
September 29 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
September 30 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ^
October 1 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^
October 2 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic ^
October 4 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia ^
October 5 Houston, TX @ White Oak ^
October 6 Dallas, TX @ RBC ^
October 7 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
October 9 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
October 10 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ^
October 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy ^
October 12 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge ^
October 14 Portland, OR @ Panic Room ^
October 15 Seattle, WA @ Highline ^
October 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar ^
October 18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^
October 19 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room %
October 20 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews %
October 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock %
October 22 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean %
October 23 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter %
October 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo %
October 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts %
October 28 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus %
October 29 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery %
October 30 Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Brewery %
November 6 Ghent, BE @ Vooruit *Record Release Show*
November 12 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who festival
November 19 Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher
November 20 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain *
November 21 Rouen, FR @ Hipster Cafe *
November 22 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur *
November 23 Bordeaux, FR @ I.Boat *
November 24 Biarritz, FR @ Atabal *
November 25 Bilbao, ES @ Wombatfest +
November 26 Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox *
November 27 Porto, PT @ Cave 45 *
November 28 Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom *
November 30 Lyon, FR @ Warmaudio *
December 1 Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie *
December 3 Milan, IT @ Lo-Fi Club *
December 4 Innsbruck, AT @ PMK *
December 5 Ljubljana, SL @ Gala Hala *
December 6 Vienna, AT @ Arena *
December 7 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 *
December 8 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk *
December 9 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz *
December 10 Tilburg, DE @ Incubate festival *
December 11 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden *
December 13 Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren *
December 14 Oslo, NO @ Bla *
December 15 Copenhagen, DE @ Stengade +
December 16 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang *
December 17 Hannover, DE @ Cafe Glocksee *
December 18 Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger *
# with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, All Hell
^ with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Gatecreeper
% with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker
* w/ WIFE
+ w/ WIFE, Okkultokrati
Subheim reveals preview of upcoming album
German ambient/downtempo act Subheim has revealed a preview with tracks from the upcoming album. The full-length, named 'Trails' will be released by Denovali Records by the end of 2016.
Meniscus release new video, pre-order started
Australian post-rock act Meniscus have revealed a new video for the song 'Overhang'. The track comes from the upcoming album 'Refractions', which will be released in October by The Bird's Robe Collective.
Pre-orders for the new full-length have started on their bandcamp page.
Misantronics reveals new track
Shortly after premiering the track 'Spirit Key' on our birthday compilation, Belgian experimental ambient act Misantronics just revealed another track from the upcoming album. The album, titled 'Innergazer' will be released by Sombre Soniks later this year and blends Misantronics' conventional soundscapes and drones with downtempo electronics.
The artist comments: "after 'Contraformance' I wanted to something completely different. In fact, I first started working on another album, one for my dance project Mint Narcosis. I wrote some drums, bass and percussion patterns, inspired by downtempo electronic acts like Boards Of Canada, Bonobo, Massive Attack and Subheim, which made me decide that this would be a good new direction to experiment in".
Moanaa stream entire 'Passage' album
Poland's post-metal alchemists Moanaa just released their sophomore effort - 'Passage' It comes in waves. Mounting. Slowly unfolding. The second coming of Moanaa.
Being no newcomer to their country's ever-blooming metal scene, the band streams new album which just been released by Arachnophobia Records.
Melted Space announce remix ep and video
French opera metal project Melted Space has some good news for their fans:
We are very proud to announce some visual and sound for October. After our last tour with our friends from Symphony X and Myrath we decided to remix some songs from the last album with the live crew voices. The 3 tracks will be remixed by Beau Hill, Joost Van Den Broeck and François-Maxime Boutault and mastered at Fascination Street Studio by Tony Lindgren.
We are also really proud to announce the first Melted Space videoclip ! Directed by Rusty J. Matalou in a German Expressionism style, it should bring to Melted Space a new visual dimension and extend Pierre Le Pape's musical universe."
Siberian XP release new video
The alternative rock band SIBERIAN XP from Bordeaux (France) just released their first official videoclip for the song "For That Crown". It was recorded, mixed and mastered by David Thiers at Secret Place Studio. The clip was made by Grizz Art Création.
SIBERIAN XP is looking for dates/festivals for 2017. Bookers should get in touch on through their official facebook page
Necronomicon announce US tourdates
Wrapping up their September USA tour with label mates, Greece's extreme metal titans ROTTING CHRIST, and Dutch symphonic black metal trio CARACH ANGREN, Canadian death metal masters NECRONOMICON announce they will be performing the following headlining US show dates.
NECRONOMICON unleashed their new album 'Advent of The Human God' this past March via Season of Mist. Order here.
9/28 - Biloxi, MS - Zeppelin's Pizzeria & Bar
9/29 - Raleigh, NC - Slim's Downtown
9/30 - Chesapeake, VA - RiffHouse Pub
10/1 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar
10/2 - Rochester, NY - The Montage Music Hall
Balfor signs with Drakkar Productions, announce new album
Ukrainian Barbaric Black Metal horde BALFOR joined the ranks of cult French record label Drakkar Productions. New album to be released early in 2017!
BALFOR states: “After a long wait we can finally present the new label. BALFOR signs a worldwide deal with French Drakkar Productions. We're happy to be part of this legendary team and look forward to a fruitful cooperation. New album will be released in early 2017. More news to follow..."
Balfor is a Ukrainian Black Metal band from Kyiv featuring Khors, Raventale and ex-Hate Forest members. The band plays a style that can be to define as Barbaric Black Metal, a name that only partly explains the kind of dark, dramatic music they play. Music that is an epic, melodic and a blastingly fast mixture of Black and Death Metal.
Until The Uprising reveal teaser, announce album details
French progressive metal act Until the Uprising have revealed a teaser for their upcoming album 'Out Of Time'. The album will be released by Klonosphere and Season Of Mist on October 21st. The band also revealed the artwork and track list for this new album.
Ancient reveal album teaser
Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records. Today ANCIENT has unleashed a teaser video for the album.
Order the album here
Pessimist reissues debut album
Good news for fans of German thrash metal. September 23rd marks the reissue of Pessimist's debut album "Call To War". The re-release of the nearly out of print album will also feature 5 remastered tracks from the 2007 demo "Nuclear Holocaust", presenting 14 songs in total with over an hour of playing time.
Tonefloat announce reissue of Yodok III releases
And for drone/ambient/jazz adepts, there is also good news. This comes from the Yodok III facebook page:
October is the month when Tonefloat releases YODOK III's 3CD reissue of both their studio albums and the Roadburn Festival concert on vinyl and cd. Pre-orders still available here
Today, Merchants Of Air turns two. If our website was a child, it would now start questioning everything, constantly asking us 'why, why, why' and then shit it's diaper. Luckily, we're merely a website, founded by some adults who knows what belongs where. So the only disturbing sounds you'll hear from us, is a nice selection of tunes by all kinds of different artists and bands featured on Merchants Of Air.
To celebrate our birthday, we asked acts to send in a song and no less than sixty-two tracks have been sent back to us. In these sixty-two tracks, you can find all kinds of metal, ambient, alternative rock, dance music, some noise and even some stuff you'd never knew existed. Some of the tracks are exclusive to this compilation, made especially for us. Isn't that nice.
So if all those people were so nice, we also decided to be nice and put the compilation up for free download, or pay-what-you-want, depending on how nice you are (hèhè).
1. Analoch Games - The Metal Deck Theme 02:58
2. Keychain - Primetime 03:49
3. Lilium Sova - Scaffold is Ready 04:38
4. Chariots Of The Gods - Into Oblivion ft. Pascal Jobin (The Agonist) 04:40
5. Kid Ikarus - Soft Power 04:35
6. Lord Kesseli And The Drums - Arnold 05:42
7. Angelina Yershova - FURIA 03:04
8. J. Kill & Mr. Mule - Erase My Mind 06:34
9. Introflirt - Guilty 04:38
10. Chelidon Frame - Crevices 03:22
11. Misantronics - Spirit Key 07:27
12. Mans Plague - Burning Hate 01:41
13. Autokrator - Chapter IV 04:18
14. AKA Funeral - Faceless 04:29
15. Koldkrypt - Fullmoon 05:11
16. Akoustik Timbre Frekuency - Amorphik Sentience 08:37
17. Oneirich - Anxiety 03:53
18. A Devil's Din - I Don't Know 07:06
19. Gandalf's Owl - Winterfell 04:28
20. The Unknown - Into The Unknown 06:20
21. Scheerling - Bleêne Vlekke 02:34
22. Ande - Zoer (exclusive) 05:25
23. Axsem - Perversión Obscena 04:53
24. Allaxull - Introducción al Ocultismo 00:53
25. Malphas - The Necromancer 05:29
26. Tzaak - My Masterpiece 07:13
27. Hellstorm Of Flaming Nothingness - Everything Was Made Up Of Emptiness 03:33
28. Ashtoreth - Channeling: Emptiness / Go and Hope 09:29
29. Magnitudo - Marjane 07:30
30. Obscura Insania - Fragmentos de la Nada 05:44
31. Nostra Dementia - There Where the Sun Does Not Shine 05:44
32. Dystehist - Avra Devolvat 05:42
33. Skognatt - Landscape of Ice 05:13
34. Druhá Smrt - Detachment (exclusive) 07:30
35. Leviathan Speaks - Miauw Miauw - Cyanide 03:35
36. Novanta - Tell A Story 05:58
37. Chelsey and the Noise - Parish 04:23
38. The Nose - On My Demand 03:22
39. Armed With Books - Charlatan 03:09
40. Unalei - Apoira 03:25
41. Medevil - Escape 04:20
42. Sarvas - The Mind That Murders 04:49
43. Āustras Laīwan - Carpe Diem / Avēs Et Mollia 06:46
44. Vibrissae - Not Forever (edit) 05:14
45. Hautajaisyö - Tämän Vainajan Tähden 04:38
46. Charm Designer - By The Unmasked 07:41
47. Fractal Cypher - Imminent Extinction 06:28
48. Babalith - First Icaru 09:58
49. Sharked - Genocide 03:12
50. Sludgehammer - Carrion Eater 05:56
51. Sintax - Four More Years 05:11
52. Aleska - Instaurer Le Vide 05:54
53. Dysylumn - Oeuf Cosmique 04:54
54. Reveries End - A Thousand Facets 04:59
55. The Illusion Of Silence - Implosion 02:15
56. Revolted Masses - DiscrimiNation 04:32
57. Banned From Hell - You Are My Blood 05:24
58. Chugun - Virus 02:52
59. Eight Sins - Vultures 02:59
60. Mint Narcosis - Kuba 06:37
61. Alone In The Hollow Garden and Nam-Khar - Shama 07:48
Tactus release new video and album details
Canadian five piece progressive metal band Tactus will release their debut full length 'Bending Light' on October 7th. The album features ten outer limit prog tracks, produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit). The album follows their previously released EPs 'ins(T)rumental' (2015) and 'T' (2014) plus singles 'Enigma' and their metal cover of The Police's 'Roxanne' (listen). As an appetizer, they now released the video for the song 'Goliath'.
The band comments on the track:
"Goliath is one of the longest song's we've ever written, and it actually went through the most iterations and re-writes of any song on the album. We think it captures some of the more progressive spirit of Bending Light, and is a great reflection of the directions in which we want to push our music in the future. We were beyond honoured to have incredible guitarist and our good friend Didier Archambault of Cardinals Pride put the cherry on top with the first guitar solo on the track."
The album is available for pre-order at the following links.
Regular Album Pre-Order with immediate download of single Scimitar:
Bandcamp Exclusive Version w/ instrumentals and complete guitar tablature plus immediate download of single Scimitar:
Source release new video
Leviathan Speaks release new song
Sunnata announce European tourdates
Poland's ritual heavy unit SUNNATA will embark on their first European tour this fall. The band also released the live video for "Beasts Of Prey", captured during their Warsaw show with Mastodon.
The band comments:
"We are very excited about it! It’s been an awesome year already, but it seems that best is yet about to come. Upcoming european tour is the first result of our cooperation with the Dead Pig Entertainment crew, who are responsible for all our touring activities. They teamed us up with great acts on the road, so expect us to share stages with Yob, Elder, Cough, Black Cobra and local mates from post-metal Obscure Sphinx and Au-Dessus. Don’t miss it. Come, open your mind and experience the sound of Sunnata. Let there be noise."
To come with this first European tour, SUNNATA will make available a limited LP version of their latest album "Zorya", to be found at the merch table on each show. The "Zorya" LP comes in gatefold 180g gold vinyl, beautifully illustrated by Ascending Storm.
Lessen release new video
Illyrian release lyrics video
Pressure Commander release new video
Belgian post-hardcore / sludge youngsters Pressure Commander have just revealed their very first lyrics video for the song 'False Idols'. You can download the song from their bandcamp page as well.
Veilburner release new song
Ahead of next Friday's release of their 3rd-full length, The Obscene Rite, unorthodox black/death duo Veilburner have unleashed another new single upon the world called "Baphometic Catalyst". 'The Obscene Rite' (Self-Released) will be released on Friday, September 30th. Physical copies will be available for purchase once the album is out through their CDBaby page.
Digital pre-orders for The Obscene Rite are now live through Bandcamp for the obscenely low price of $5
Svin release new video & tourdates
Danish masters of experimental rock/ jazz music Svin have unveiled a new video. It's an explicit video to the song "Færgen Ellen", coming off the album 'Missionær'. The album is scheduled to be released on October 21st, 2016 on vinyl LP, CD and digital on PonyRec.
Missionær is moving across the borderlands between abstract rock, drone-based folklore and ambient noise. Behind layers of polyrhythmic drums, floating keyboards, roaring saxophone and explosive guitar they have made room for airy, meditating melodies and circulating motifs.
Emma Ruth Rundle reveals video for 'Real Big Sky'
Emma Ruth Rundle has released a bittersweet and breathtaking music video for the song 'Real Big Sky' which comes off her latest album 'Marked For Death'. 'Marked For Death' will be released on September 30th on Sargent House. The album mines feelings of loss, defeat, heartache and self-destructiveness and emerges as Emma Ruth Rundle's most honest and compelling accomplishment to date.
Emma Ruth Rundle is on tour in Europe with Wovenhand through October 18th; in the meantime, Marked For Death is available for pre-order now through iTunes and HelloMerch.
On tour with Wovenhand
Sep 21 Munich, DE – Ampere
Sep 22 Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
Sep 23 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Sep 26 Arhus, DK – Train
Sep 29 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
Sep 30 Stockholm, SE – Nalen
Oct 01 Lund, SE – Mejeriet
Oct 02 Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.
Oct 04 Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar
Oct 05 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Oct 06 Leuven, BE – Het Depot
Oct 07 Ghent, BE – Handelsbeurs
Oct 08 Charleroi, BE – L’Eden
Oct 10 Lille, FR – L’Aéronef
Oct 11 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Oct 13 Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe
Oct 14 Grenoble, FR – La Belle Electrique
Oct 15 Feyzin, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
Oct 16 Toulouse, FR – La Rex
Oct 18 London, UK – The Dome
Re-Armed release new video
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers RE-ARMED have released a new music video for "Evolve Cycle," a song taken from forthcoming album 'The Era of Precarity'. The album will be released on September 30 via Finland's Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in band's hometown area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
The band has also launched on their Facebook page a contest to win a copy of the CD and a T-Shirt. Entrants just need to "Like" the page and share the new video on their timeline; visit http://tinyurl.com/h95x354 to enter. The band will choose one lucky fan and inform him/her personally. The contest runs until the end of the month. Let the game begin!
Pilod release new video, announce new album
Belgian alternative rockers Pilod will release their second album 'Black Swan' on October 22. As an appetizer, they revealed the video for the title track.
The band comments: "The new album is named 'Black Swan' in which the theme of the black swan, the impact of the highly improbable, will appear and that will explore a world closer to home. Wringing guitars and hidden melodies, which go back to our early roots in the 1990ies, are still the basic features of the music, but have evolved into a different sound thanks to the new line-up. Whether it is somber urgency, threatening explosiveness or a hypnotic procession pace, the songs take their time to develop and receive a direct and intense impact when played live...."
Sombre Soniks release 'Dark Ambient 12' compilation
English experimental dark ambient label Sombre Soniks have released their twelfth 'Dark Ambient' compilation. The album contains new and exclusive tracks from acts like Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, Onereich, Misantronics, Grist, Druma Smrt, Kristus Kut and many others.
This time, the acts were asked to record a track in the theme of the endtime, the apocalypse or doomsday. You can download the album on Sombre Soniks' bandcamp page.
Red Cain reveal teaser, announce EP
Calgary, AB's RED CAIN have posted a new teaser for their upcoming self-titled debut EP set for release on November 25th. The powerful, modern melodic metal project with European roots is back on the scene after a two year hiatus and line up change that features orchestration guru William Lancaster along with the talented multi-instrumentalist Rogan McAndrews to join founding band members Evgeniy Zayarny, Nikita Ryzhenkov plus Samuel Royce.
RED CAIN is a storytelling vehicle of Faustian sagas and twisted orchestral landscapes - complete with articulate songwriting, heavy, groove-filled instrumentals plus evocative, rich vocals, all creating a memorable and dramatic musical experience.
Desert rock icon Brant Bjork will be touring Europe once again this fall. This time, he will take Italian psychedelic rockers Black Rainbows with him. Another special guest to join Brant Bjork and Black Rainbows on their European tour is Sean Wheeler from desert punk band Throw Bag, who was recently featured in the "Lo Sound Desert" movie.
Black Rainbows comment: comment: "We're very very excited, we didn't expect to receive this call! Our goal was set for Desertfest Athens, Belgium, Keep It Low and Into The Void fest! This is insane for us, an occasion we've looking for a long time."
Other Black Rainbows tourdates:
07.10 - Athens (GR) Desertfest Athens
10.10 - Zurich (CH) TBC
14.10 - Antwerp (BE) Desertfest Belgium
15.10 - Monthbeliard (FR) Atelier des Moles
17.10 - Lichtenfeld (DE) Paunchy Cats
18.10 - St Gallen (CH) Rumpeltum
19.10 - Wien (AT) Das Bach
20.10 - Salzburg (AT) Rockhaus
21.10 - Leeuwarden (NL) Into The Void Fest
22.10 - Munich (DE) Keep It Low Fest
Armstrong Metal Fest open for band submissions
After a successful 2016 line up that included headliners Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage and more. ARMSTRONG METAL FEST announces they are now taking submissions for their 2017 edition held in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. The festival has been showcasing a high caliber of Western Canadian metal along with international touring acts for the last 8 years.
Band submissions end November 1, 2016 11:59pm PST. Please send submissions to the following email: email@example.com
What should you send?
– BAND NAME
– ONLINE MUSIC (Where can we check out your music example: bandcamp)
– AREA/CITY BANDS FROM
– GENRE/ DESCRIPTION OF WHAT KIND OF BAND YOU ARE
– HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND?
– LAST ALBUM RELEASE DATE/NEXT PLANNED ALBUM RELEASE DATE
– EXPERIENCE/ WHO HAVE YOU SHARED THE STAGE WITH
– CONTACT PERSON/CONTACT EMAIL
– ADDITIONAL INFO/COMMENTS
1000Mods reveal another track + tourdates
After unveiling a first track; 'The Son' earlier, Greek stoner rockers 1000Mods have just unveiled “Loose”, the second single from their forthcoming third album "Repeated exposure to...”. Produced once again by 1000Mods and George Leodis at Wreck It Sound Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios, "Repeated exposure to…” is set for release on September 26th on CD/Digital via Ougabooga And The Mighty Oug Recordings. A vinyl release is planned for October 30th and pre-orders are now available at this location.
1000Mods have recently confirmed a new European tour along with Monkey 3 and Moaning Cities. Check out the full dates below:
29.09.16 STUTTGART | KELLERCLUB
30.09.16 PRATTELN | UP IN SMOKE FESTIVAL
02.10.16 FULDA | KULTURKELLER
03.10.16 COLOGNE | UNDERGROUND
04.10.16 NIJMEGEN | DOORNROOSJE
05.10.16 BREMEN | SCHLACHTHOF (Magazinkeller)
06.10.16 BIELEFELD | FORUM
07.10.16 ATHENS | DESERTFEST*
08.10.16 BERLIN | BI NUU
09.10.16 LEIPZIG | WERK 2
10.10.16 WIESBADEN | SCHLACHTHOF
11.10.16 MANNHEIM | 7er CLUB
12.10.16 JENA | KULTURBAHNHOF
13.10.16 HAMBURG | HAFENKLANG
14.10.16 KIEL | SCHAUBUDE
15.10.16 ANTWERP | DESERTFEST
16.10.16 DRACHTEN | IDUNA
18.10.16 WÜRZBURG | IMMERHIN
19.10.16 WIEN | ARENA
20.10.16 LINZ | STADTWERSTATT
21.10.16 EBENSEE | KINO EBENSEE
22.10.16 MUNICH | KEEP IT LOW FESTIVAL
23.10.16 DRESDEN | OSTPOL *
27.10.16 WARSAW | HYDROZAGADKA*
28.10.16 KRAKOW | SOULSTONE GATHERING*
29.10.16 BRATISLAVA | FUGA*
30.10.16 BUDAPEST | GOZSDU MANO*
* 1000Mods only
1. Above 179
3. Electric Carve
4. The Son
6. On A Stone
7- Groundhog Day
8. Into The Spell
Street Sects announce US tourdates
On the heels of the release of their poignant and punishing new album End Position (September 16, The Flenser), Austin duo Street Sects have announced tour dates this fall to support the album. Following their record release show on September 21st in Austin, Street Sects will tour out to the west coast in October (including an LA show with label mates Wreck and Reference), and will canvas the state of Texas in November. Check out all tour dates below.
September 21 Austin, TX @ The North Door *Record Release Show*
October 4 El Paso, TX, @ Lovesprout
October 7 San Diego, CA @ The Porch
October 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Handbag Factory ^
October 9 Riverside, CA @ Pixels %
October 10 La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY %
October 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Honey Hive Gallery
October 12 Portland, OR @ The Raven
October 13 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
October 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Union *Das Bunker Festival*
October 27 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
November 7 Dallas, TX @ RBC #
November 8 Denton, TX @ TBA #
November 9 Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill #
December 7 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder +
^ with Wreck and Reference, Fake Snake
% with Fake Snake
# with Lung
+ with All Your Sisters, Soft Kill
In Flames, HellYeah and Source tourdates confirmed
12/03 Saint Paul, MN - Myth Live Event Center
12/04 Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot
12/06 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
12/07 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12/09 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
12/10 Chico, CA - Senator Theater
12/11 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
12/13 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
12/14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
12/16 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
12/17 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
12/18 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
12/19 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Lilium Sova reveals two new tracks
A few days after a first audio excerpt "Pakeneminen", Swiss post-noise-hardcore- jazz-experimental trio Lilium Sova just premiered a brand new song from its upcoming album with "Invisible in Swarm" available right now on Bandcamp.
Following the acclaimed 'Epic Morning' (2012, Cal Of Ror Records) and celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the band, 'Lost Between Mounts and Dales / Set Adrift in the Flood of People' will be released for a CD/LP/Digital on October 1st throughCold Smoke Records (Challenger, Das Röckt, Ogmasun…) and URGENCE DISK Records (Rorcal).
Ambassador21 return with new album - reveal teasers
Belarusian digital hardcore duo Ambassador21 have announce the release of their new album, named 'Human Rage'. The album is due to be released on October 25th on Invasion. It will be available as CD, 2CD Deluxe Edition and digital
Pre-sales will start October 3rd in AMBASSADOR21 online store.
Meanwhile, the band has published two teasers/
Demonic Resurrection announce new album, start pledge campaign
Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection have announced the release of their fifth full length studio album and launched a pledge music campaign in support of the release. Click here to visit the campaign
The band have announced no details for the record except a tentative release date in Feb 2017. Demonstealer commented, "More than money being a motivation, for us the pledge campaign was launched to share this experience with our fans before anyone else. I believe the fan-artist relationship is closer than ever and platforms like pledge music bypass the social media giants like Facebook and Twitter and let you interact with fans 1 on 1. So for us this campaign is about sharing the album name, tracklist, artwork, songs etc with the fans before anyone else. So we're really excited to embark on this journey. At this point we don't have any release details for how the album is released after the campaign but we are in talks with some labels, so fingers crossed."
Across The Burning Sky album details and trailer
The Nordic melodic death metallers Across The Burning Sky will release their long-awaited album "The End Is Near" 28 October at MDD Records! Now there is also an album trailer on the MDD Youtube Channel, which for the first time for over 2 years provides insight into the musical work of the band and contains sounds from the album! In this context, even the cover artwork was unveiled on which Kali, according to the album title, awaits the approaching end as the goddess of death, destruction, but also of renewal.
Damned Pilots sign with Sliptrick Records, announce new album
Damned Pilots announce the release of their new cd ‘Overgalaxy’ via Sliptrick Records due to be available in Winter 2016. ‘Overgalaxy’ is a steam punk concept album as drummer/founder Don Nutz says ”..it is built on the story of four cartoon characters, The Damned Pilots Don Nutz, Sgt Ote, Willer Hertz and Erik Space. They travel through space in the year 2500 A.C. on a 1970 ‘s hippy van customized to fight against their archenemy Gorguss and his evil empire”.
The lyrics, written by Sgt Ote, are about love and hate, war and peace, past and future, rebellions against failed systems, with the sense of humor typical of a sci-fi b-movie. The album has been recorded at Track Terminal Studio in Trieste, Italy by Francesco Bardy, except ‘Just Another Day’, ‘People Don’ t Die’ at Voodoosound Studios in Ijmuiden, Holland by Paul van Rijswijk.
‘Overgalaxy’ is produced by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed and mastered by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer). as the artwork (due to be revealed soon) has been made by Philipino artist Uzi Emperado.
‘Overgalaxy’ features nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (‘Hell Is Cold’). The style goes from mid tempo groovy metal to doom metal and psychedelics ballads combined by catchy melodies. ‘Damned Pilots’ and ‘Season of the endings’ are two groovy metal pounding numbers dominated by solid huge riffs made to bang your head to.
Poste 942 release new video
French rockers Poste 942 have released a new video for the song '49.3', showing the band playing and having fun at a festival named 'MC Morts Subites' on 11-09-2016.
Scum announce new album
Born in 1998, Scum moved from small time garage metal band to national act, with its own signature sound, an incendiary blend of Bay Area Old School metal and modern soundscapes, all embedded in a nightmare of claustrophobia! Such is the concept behind their up-n-coming album ‘Humana’ where no-nonsense lyrics are vomited over a carpet of melting thrash/death metal.
Dealing with different issues, the album “Humana” is an attempt to elaborate about human nature, what humanity means, and what role could have mankind in modern society (The intro is a Gustav Jung’s speech about human as the origin of all evil.)
Humana was recorded, mixed and produced by Stefano “Saul” Morabito at “16th Cellar Studio”
(Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Hideous Divinity, Adimiron and many more…) in Rome, while the artwork, by Carlo Settembrini (also vocalist of Scum) and due to be revealed soon is an allusion to the human tendency to be driven by the trends, ignoring all the limitless
potential of the individual , in favour of something bigger than the individual itself.
Scum has shredded stages for 18 years along with bands such as Node, Eyeconoclast, Subliminal Crusher, Hour of Penance and more as well as being officially endorsed by Schecter Guitar Research. The new album will be released by Sliptrick Records
Flayed release new single
French heavy rockers FLAYED have just shared a new single from their forthcoming EP, “XI Million”, due out on November 4th via Kaotoxin Records (The Erkonauts, Sidious, 6:33, Mercyless, etc...). Additionally, the group has announced a new French tour with support from Canadian rockers Les Trimpes, check out the confirmed dates below.
Nov.03 - FR - Barberaz - Brin de Zinc
Nov.04 - FR - Vienne - MJC
Nov.05 - FR - Puget-sur-Argens - Rat's
Nov.06 - FR - Marseille – Molotov
Nov.08 - FR - Lyon - Ninkasi Kafe
Nov.09 - FR - Poitiers – Zinc
Nov.10 - FR - Nantes - Scène Michelet
Nov.11 - FR - Paris – TBA
Nov.12 - FR - Thionville - Shamrock
Limb announce EU tourdates
London sludge rockers LIMB are very pleased to announce their first tour into Europe. After five years of playing festivals and venues around the UK, the band is finally bringing its albums 'Terminal' and 'Limb' to the mainland. After UK tours with Black Moth and Vodun, this European tour will take LIMB to Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, and Eindhoven, ending at Into the Void festival in the Netherlands. They’ll be appearing alongside bands like Monolord, Fu Manchu, and Fistula.
15.10 - Copenhagen, (Den) BETA
19.10 - Hamburg, (De) Hafenklang
20.10 - Berlin (De)Tiefgrund
21.10 - Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo
22.10 - Leeuwarden (NL) Into the Void Festival
Gojira release new video
And we finish off this edition of 'Rock 'n Scroll' with style, because French progressive death metal horde Gojira have revealed a video for the track 'The Shooting Star'. The song comes from the album 'Magma' which will had been released by Roadrunner Records
Belgian melodic noise rockers Kapitan Korsakov have released a first single off their upcoming album. The single is titled 'Caramelle' and it's a solid rocker, dressed in a punk attitude. The album 'Physical Violence Is The Least Of My Priorities' is planned to be released in October. Listen to the new song and sing along since the band included the lyrics (see below)
Belgian noise act Hellstorm Of Flaming Nothingness has just unleashed a new ep, named 'Void' with three renewed versions of years-old tracks. You can download it fromhis bandcamp page
In his words:
As well as being featured on the new Merchants Of Air Year Two compilation, i have decided to unleash some older, harsher material in the form of a new EP. i was hesitant to release it under the HOFN moniker at first, due to the more abrasive nature of the sounds but i've come to the conclusion that there is room on the spectrum.
So I said to Björn that there are about 1200 unread emails in our inbox. It startled him a bit. The massive amount of news and releases surely was something we never expected. But we decided not to panic. We don't have a lot of writers and not everybody has the time to write articles every single day, so it is simply impossible to check everything, even though we want to. Shortly after that conversation with Björn, the success of our "Brieviews" series inspired me to create something similar in the new section, something that made us able to publish more news in less time. So now, I present "The Rock 'n Scroll", a long article with new videos, new songs and other stuff. Enjoy...
King Hiss announce new album, details & teaser inside
Two years following the release of their first full-length album, “Sadlands”, Belgian stoner rockers King Hiss now return with their sophomore long-player titled “Mastosaurus”, a concept album portraying the epic adventures of a doomed antihero.
Recorded at Oceanside Studio by producer/drummer Ace Zec (Death Before Disco, Customs & Nailpin), mixed in Austin (USA) by Machine (Clutch, Crobot, Fall Out Boy, Lamb Of God) and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Steel Panther), “Mastosaurus” is scheduled for release on October 31st.
3. Black Sea, Slow Death
4. We Live In Shadows
6. Stuck In A Hole
9. Killer Hand
10. Requiem For The Lost
Phantom Winter release video + full stream of new album
German "winterdoom" band Phantom Winter have released a video for the track 'Sundown Pleasures'. The song is the title track for the upcoming album, which will be released by Golden Antenna Records.
1. Sundown Pleasures
2. The Darkest Clan
3. Bombing The Witches
4. Wraith War
5. Black Hole Scum
6. Black Space
Blasphemer release new video: 'You Are Nothing'
Italian masters of chaos and brutality Blasphemer have just released a video for the track 'You Are Nothing'. The song comes off the upcoming album 'Ritual Theophagy', the band's first album after six years of silence. Comatose Music will release 'Ritual Theophagy' October 14. Pre-orders are available here.
Blasphemer will also return to the stage in 2017 in support of the new album. Dates and details will be announced soon.
Eteritus release new video
Polish death metal combo Eteritus have released a video for the track 'End Of Line', which comes off the album 'Following The Ancient Path' (read our review here). That album was released by Godz Ov War Productions. The band will play two gigs in Poland in September. On the 24th in Inowroclaw (facebook-event) and on the 25th in Wroclaw.
Insision release new video
Another new death metal video comes from Swedish veterans Insision. They launched a video for the track 'Shapeshifting', which comes from the album 'Terminal Reckoning'. All info about Insision can be found on their website or facebook profile.
Eight Sins reveal new video + album details
About three years after their album 'World of Sorrow' and a bunch of gigs all over the European territory, French Hardcore/Metal/Thrash act Eight Sins will be back this fall with a brand new full-length record called 'Serpents' and planned for a physical/digital release on November.
In the meantime, the band just premiered a first audio/video excerpt with "Vultures".
Advent of Bedlam reveal new single and lyric video
And some more death metal, this time hailing from Costa Rica. Advent Of Bedlam have released a lyric video for the track 'Creatures of Yore'. You can download the single on their bandcamp page.
Ultar release new track and album details
Siberian post-black-metal quintet Ultar have just shared a second new song from their forthcoming debut full-length album "Kadath," due out on October 21st via Temple Of Torturous.
Inspired by the mystical world of H. P. Lovecraft, “Kadath” was mastered by Mell Dettmer, who have worked with names like Sunn O))), Fyrnask, Earth and Below The Sun in the past and is set for release on October 21st via Temple of Torturous. Pre-orders are now available here.
Planes Mistaken For Stars reveal new song + album details & tourdates
Listen to the second single from Planes Mistaken For Stars’ upcoming fourth studio album 'Prey', titled “Riot Season”. The song, like much of the album, is an instant Planes Mistaken For Stars classic; multi-layered, melodic, and infectious in a way that only PMFS can be.
Vocalist/guitarist Gared O’Donnell commented on the song:
“In regard to ‘Riot Season,’ it’s one of my faves and was, I believe, the last song slapped together for Prey. Largely based off of some riffs of [guitarist Neil Keener’s] — much to his chagrin, he always ends up pooh-poohing his songs — I wrote the lyrics with a LeatherFace, New Model Army, Killing Joke kind of vibe in mind. Political, without painting ourselves in a corner. Every generation has a crucial time, a violent time, a time of dread. This is our time. Read between the lines, it’s vital we draw a line in the sand regarding control of ourselves, our dreams, our rights, our spirits. It is clear we are all privy to the puppet show, it’s up to you to decide if you are gonna pay for the ticket.”
Their first new album in a decade, Prey will be released on October 21st, 2016 (Deathwish Inc.) and was produced and engineered by Sanford Parker (Wovenhand, Leviathan, Yob). This new album signals that the figurative slumber is over for this brilliant cult status band.
1. Dementia Americana
2. Til' It Clicks
3. Riot Season
4. Fucking Tenderness
5. She Who Steps
6. Clean Up Mean
7. Black Rabbit
8. Pan In Flames
9. Enemy Blinds
10. Alabaster Cello
In support of Prey, Planes Mistaken For Stars have announced a handful of tour dates in the U.S. from October 26th to November 4th. Stay tuned for more song premieres and information to come soon.
PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, TOUR DATES:
October 26 Chicago, IL @ Township
October 27 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
October 28 Savannah, GA @ Dollhouse Productions
October 30 Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly - THE FEST
October 31 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
November 1 Nashville, TN @ The End
November 2 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
November 3 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
November 4 Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest
Warfist shares two new songs + album details
Polish blackened thrash metal act Warfist have revealed two new tracks, coming off the upcoming album 'Metal To The Bone'. As the title predicts, this is one brutal beast, loaded with sickening riffs and sheer violence.
The new album will be released by Gods Ov War Productions in October.
Artwork by Maciej Kamuda
2.Written with Blood
3.Convent of Sin
4.Tribe of Lebus
5.Breed of War
6.Metal to the Bone
9.Reclaim the Crown
Turbid North release video for ‘Pyramid Drones’
Alaskan Mountain Metal crew Turbid North have launched a brand new video for the track ‘Pyramid Drones’. The song is taken from their second full length album ‘Eyes Alive’ which is penned for release on 30th September via Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The album is released on limited edition 180 gram blood red vinyl and comes with a patch.
Vocalist Nick comments:
“The video was shot in an awesome venue we play regularly in Fort Worth, TX called Tomcats West. We rented some lights and one camera on a tripod to film ourselves. Did about 10 takes with different angles. No camera man, completely DIY. It isn’t the most action packed video, but we needed something quick and I really thought it was important to show off the new lineup.”
‘Eyes Alive’ is a concept album based in a dystopian future where the sun is a red giant and life on earth is a constant struggle to survive. The record was a complete DIY effort – recorded, mixed and mastered by vocalist/guitarist Nick Forkel at his Black Ram Studios.
“When we started to write this album our original singer and other guitarist left the band very early in the process. We decided to carry on as a 3 piece and continued writing. We wrote for a solid month, recording everything we did, then I took all those recordings and basically wrote the songs out of those jam sessions over the next couple of months.”
Veonity release lyric video
Swedish power metal band Veonity released new single and videoclip today! The song 'In The Void' comes from the upcoming album, to be released on 30 September. The album, called "Into The Void", was produced Ronny Milianowicz (Shadowquest, ex Dionysus) at Studio Seven and mastered at Jens Bogren’s Studio, Fascination Street Recording Studios in Örebro, Sweden.
“Into The Void” is a concept album best described as a dystopic, futuristic space saga about the earth, dying due to mankind's greed and a lonely man who escapes into space.
Valborg unleash new track
German dark metal trio VALBORG have just shared the second new song from their forthcoming EP, “Werwolf”, which is set for release on September 23 via Temple Of Torturous. Earlier, the label also revealed a first track on bandcamp.
Helsott announce new ep, launch indiegogo campaign
American Pagan metal band HELSOTT is proud to announce they are recording their new EP 'The Healer' at Trench Studio in Corona, CA with John Haddad (Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut, Hirax) plus mixing and mastering being done by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex Deo). The EP will be the follow up to their 2014 album 'Woven', which the band toured the USA heavily in support of on the Pagan Rebellion tour with Arkona and Heidevolk plus their own headlining tour.
In addition to their recording, the band has launched an indiegogo campaign with the main exclusive perk for fans being a "Limited Edition Healer Shirt" designed by Heidevolk guitarist Kevin Storm. Each shirt will have the name of the contributors and the date they contributed on the back of the shirt. HELLSOTT will also send each contributor an unreleased digital track.
Vocalist Eric Dow explains the concept behind 'The Healer' EP in the following video
Belgian sludge doom act AmenRa are about to embark on a European tour in support of their acoustic album 'Alive'. Obviously, this will be a set acoustic gigs. Here is a first batch of dates:
17/02 - Oberhausen DE, Drucklufthaus
18/02 - Berlin DE, Lido
19/02 - Gdansk PL, B90
20/02 - Warsaw PL, Progresja
21/02 - Wroclaw PL, Firlej
22/02 - Prague CZ, Futurum
23/02 - Innsbruck AU, PMK
24/02 - Milan IT, Santeria Social Club
25/02 - Lausanne CH, Les Docks
26/02 - Karlsruhe DE, Jubez
17/03 - Leeuwarden NL, Neushoorn
18/03 - Eindhoven NL, Effenaar
19/03 - Utrecht NL, Tivoli
Poster design by Valentijn Goethals/ Tomas Lootens
Fraiskette Art by Aline Gorsen