Sleepmakeswaves launch crowdfunding campaign
After the success of the 'Love of Cartography' campaign, Australian post rock masters Sleepmakeswaves launched a new one for their upcoming third album.
The band comments:
Having almost completed writing, let us just say that this music is some of the heaviest and most complex we've ever created. It feels like the last 12 months have been leading up to today, and we're incredibly excited/nervous/eager about recording this material with Nick DiDia, and performing it for you all, all over the world, from early 2017.
Frozen Sand launch album trailer
Maggot Twat reveal new video
Horror God release in-studio video for "Dust"
Dead By Wednesday reveal lyric video
For your viewing pleasure here's a special Christmas gift in celebration of the upcoming 2017 tour with A Killer's Confession & Dead By Wednesday. Taken from our latest album "The Darkest of Angels" out on EMP Label Group, this is a bonus track called "I Will Define" featuring Waylon Reavis!!! Shout out to Sick Eye Entertainment for making this kick ass lyric video too!
Transcending Obscurity releases year-end label sampler
The label comments:
The struggle is real. Most of you have witnessed the growth of a label that was primarily about Indian bands. Now the tables have turned so to speak and it's time for sub-divisions to get phased out in favour of one strong label as a whole. While region-specific sub-labels for both India and Asia currently exist, the same time next year things will be differently poised. We have no vinyl or tape manufacturing units over here but one way or the other, we are keen to add those formats to our releases in 2017.
Death Metal Pope announce US tourdates
The tour is set to begin on January 7th in Marietta, GA, and will conclude on January 23rd in Richmond, VA. The band will be performing all of their most recent release, the 'Harvest' ep, as well as more songs of doom and terror.
isit their Facebook page for more information.
Damn Dice release new video
David Ellefson to Appear at London Bass Guitar Show on March 5th!
Furthermore the London Bass Guitar Show organizers issued:
David’s aggressive plectrum style of bass playing has been at the foundation of Megadeth’s vast catalogue of metal classics from the beginning, including “Symphony of Destruction”, “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying”, “Hangar 18”, and “Holy Wars” to name just a few.
Ellefson is also an accomplished producer, clinician, music business lecturer and entrepreneur presiding over a global brand including his own record label EMP Label Group/Ellefson Music Productions . He also helped forge the artist friendly merchandising venture MerchLive, and his own boutique coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.
David’s signature product collaborations include Jackson Guitars, SIT Strings, Ovation Guitars, Hartke Amplification, Peavey Electronics and endorsements with EMG Pickups, Planet Waves, Providence Pedals, Peterson Tuners, Blackstar Amplfication and ISP Technologies.
Ellefson’s canon of literary works includes his music business self help guide “Making Music Your Business…A Guide for Young Musicians” (Hal Leonard) and his autobiography “My Life With Deth” (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster) which was co-written with BGM editor Joel McIver.
Weakless Machine reveal new video
Overkill release new single & lyric video
To The Rats And Wolves release new single and video
Sepultura release new video
Shotgunner reveal new video and ep
guitarist / vocalist Diego Fernandez comments:
"We're excited to release another Christmas EP! We hope when you play it around the Christmas table, it's able to make you headbang as well as further alienate you from your loved ones."
'Feliz Navidad' EP Stream available here.
In Death release new video
Australian Death Metal quintet In Death have released the official music video for 'Godzilla', a track from forthcoming debut album 'The Devil Speaks'. The video was filmed and edited by Wilson Bambrick. 'The Devil Speaks' is targeted for a February 2017 release. Album release details coming soon. Stay tuned!
Fall Has Come release video docu of recent tour
The band comments
"We can never thank enough the thousands of people who supported us through this wonderful experience. Thankx for all your help during these amazing gigs. We hope to see all of you, soon. Impossible, will be, forget all this. Thankx"
Bloodrainbow stream new album
1. Born of Gods
2. Debauchery, Fall, Expulsion
3. Outcast from Eden
4. Harpoon and Sonar
6. Rolling sand of Alam Halfa
7. Indestructible armor
Ande reveals track from upcoming album
Rachel Mason reveals new video
'Das Ram' is an inversion of the name of renowned healer Ram Dass, and also a play on Mason's own initials, Rachel Ann Mason. The track “Roses”, produced and co-written by Jeff Hassay, is a powerful anthem with Mason's crisp sonorous vocals and positively loaded drive.
The 'Roses' video was produced and directed by Los Angeles-based artist team BeckandCol. They also contribute costumes and choreography, while Mason created the masks, one of the hallmark features of her live shows. In their work, BeckandCol use humor and chaos to investigate the crisis of human exceptionalism. “Their work explores alternate universes populated with monsters, who obsess over humanity and emulate its dominant attributes," says Rachel Mason. "Their monsters resist any classification built on hierarchy or a merely binary opposition and instead exposes hierarchical behaviors as absurdities, forcing a rethinking of social and cultural norms.
Buy the album here
The Veldt release new video
NYC-Raleigh four-piece The Veldt have released a new video for '‘In a Quiet Room'’, lifted from their five-track EP '‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur’', released via Manchester label Leonard Skully Records.
With 4AD legendary recording artist A.R.Kane contributing production on this EP, it effectively merges the alternative bliss rock sound The Veldt has become known for with the hallmark dreamy electronica that led to A.R.Kane becoming famed as ‘father of dreampop’. These tracks combine intense energy, layers of atmosphere and guitar with beautiful falsetto vocals.
A Tree Grows reveals new single & video
Each composition on this coming LP surrounds a difference concept, describing a distinct state in the evolution of life on earth. The images are snapshots, extending from the beginning of life to the emergence of emotions, to aspects of modern human life. The cycle closes with possibilities for future development: self perpetuating intelligence. The composition Wau Wau Water is based on the following concept: "Enzymes are forming in a prehistoric ocean - evolving into bacteria. A stew of life is brewing, the cycle starts and intensifies in this patch of fertile Wau Wau Water."
"Defining and discussing these concepts during the rehearsal and recording process created a sense of purpose among the musicians and a deeper engagement with the compositions. This has transformed our creative process," explains Emanuel Ruffler.
Buy the album here
Terrifier release new song & album details
Vancouver, BC's Terrifier has been setting their scene ablaze sharing the stage with the likes of Havok, Destruction, Exmortus, Holy Grail, and Crowbar among many others. Signing to Test Your Metal Records, these thrashers will be releasing their third recording and second album 'Weapons of Thrash Destruction' on January 20, 2017 to follow their 2013 EP 'Metal or Death' and 2012 full-length 'Destroyers of the Faith'. As a preview, a single has been released, named 'Skitzoid Embolism'. Click here to order on bandcamp
Woslom release new video
Brazil thrashers Woslom have posted a new music video for their fan favorite 'Underworld of Aggression' off their latest album ‘A Near Life Experience’ released earlier this year via Shinigami Records for Brazil and the rest of the world by Italian label Punishment 18.
The video was recorded during Woslom's European tour and captures behind the scenes in Germany, Russia plus Switzerland along with clips from Brazil’s Maximus Fest. The video was directed and edited by Diogo Alvino.
Pandora release benefit album
After the passing of Greg Lake, Italian progressive rock band Pandora have decided to release a benefit-EP (digital only) including rarities and unreleased tracks. All the proceeds will be donated to LILT - Italian League for Cancer Research.
1. Breve Storia di San George
2. La Formula Finale di Chad-Bat
3. Sempre Con Me
4. Lucky Man (EL&P Tribute)
5. Working & Composing Since 2007... (Pandora's Bootleg)
Fensta debuts official music video
A few weeks after unveiling a first live excerpt with the song "The Party Is Ending", Swiss hip-hop/rock power-trio Fensta just debuted on YouTube its first official music video illustrating the single "School Dropout", extracted from its upcoming full-length effort 'APOCALIPSTICK' coming out early 2017 through Cold Smoke Records (Das Röckt, Hey Satan!, Hubris., Lilium Sova, Ogmasun...).
Methedras announce crowdfunding campaign & US tour
One month in and the band is halfway to meeting its funding goal. Please visit https://www.musicraiser.com/projects/6775 to donate.
Confirmed dates thus far are as follows:
1/26 Queens, NY
1/27 Clifton Park, NY
1/29 Lansing, MI
1/30 Chicago, IL
1/31 Des Moines, IA
2/4 Corpus Christi, TX
2/9 Washington, D.C.
2/10 Baltimore, MD
2/11 Norwich, CT
2/12 Philadelphia, PA
Reapter release lyric video
Re-Armed release new video
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Re-Armed have released an official video for "Lullaby of Obedience," a track from new album The Era of Precarity. The video was filmed with GoPro and the clips therein are taken from "The Era of Precarity" tour.
Asher Media Relations offer holiday sampler
'Tis the season to headbang..... Asher Media Relations is proud to present the next volume of its annual holiday sampler 'Happy Metal Annihilation Vol.6'. The compilation features over 40 tracks and nearly four hours of mosh pit ready tunes from bands Asher Media Relations has worked with during 2016. Tracks range from metal, rock and all sub-genres in-between. Get ready to annihilate your holiday fun!
To get your free download, click here
Holycide reveal new track
Spanish thrashers Holycide have revealed a new song from their upcoming album "Annihilate... Then Ask!" after the advance track from October in form of a killer lyric-video. This new song "Deserve to be Erased" is another slab of intense yet catchy and dynamic Thrash Metal, showing that there's still room for fresh ideas in this genre without sacrificing its true essence and not sounding like mere copycats. "Annihilate... Then Ask!" will be released on 1st of February 2017 through Xtreem Music on CD, 12"LP, Cassette & T-shirt
Hubris announce new album, premiere song
About one year and a half after the release of its debut album 'Emmersion', Swiss post-rock/electronics quartet Hubris. (with members of the hip-hop/focu power trio Fensta) just premiered a new song called "Doom Mons". This new single will be featured on the upcoming album by Hubris. 'Apocryphal Gravity' expected for physical/digital release on spring 2017 through Cold Smoke Records (Devon, Lilium Sova, Ogmasun...)
HMS Keelhaul released a music video
HMS Keelhaul from Finland have released a music video "Fall To The Floor". The track is taken from their debut album which was released December 9th 2016 by Inverse Records.The band was founded in 2013 and they are known from their nautical theme.
Aeon Prime release new video
Brazil's Aeon Prime have posted a new lyric video for their track 'The Commandments' in support of their debut album 'Future Into Dust' produced, mixed and mastered by renowned producer Pedro Esteves (Liar Symphony) and featured vocal coaching by singer Leandro Caçoilo (Seventh Seal, Pit Passarell). Cover art was created by artist Ed Anderson.
Primal Attack announce new album, release video
Produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist/backing vocalist Miguel Tereso, “Heartless Oppressor” is set for release on February via Rastilho Records and sees the Lisbon-based group expanding their musical palette, incorporating new influences from prog, industrial and even rock without ever compromising the pummelling metallic heaviness of their thrash-metal roots.