Nashville, TN fuzzed out rockers Howling Giant have released a video for the track 'Dirtmouth', coming off their upcoming ep 'Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1' (read our review), Due Out Aug 12th
Greek djent/prog metallers Tardive Dyskinesia have revealed a new song and further details surrounding their forthcoming fourth full-length album and follow-up to 2012’s critically-acclaimed “Static Apathy in Fast Forward.”
Produced and mixed by guitarist Steve Lado (Vermingod, Still Falling, Βlack Hat Bones, Danger Angel) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator, Leprous, etc.) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, “Harmonic Confusion” is set for release on September 9th via Playfalse Records on CD/Digital and pre-orders are now available at this location.
02. Fire Red Glass Heart
03. The Electric Sun
04. Self Destructive Haze
05. Thread of Life
06. Concentric Waves
07. Triangulation Through Impasse
08. Savior Complex
09. Echoes 213
Multi-national visionary death metal group Coma Cluster Void are on the cusp of finally releasing their long awaited debut, 'Mind Cemeteries'. While many first became aware of the group through a series of 2014 posts across the metal blogsphere mentioning the bands status as a 10-string guitar wielding death metal band, it quickly became evident that the music was no gimmick once more teasers and an early release of the title track, "Mind Cemeteries" was released last year (see video below).
The project came together in 2013 when modern German avant-garde composer John Strieder and fellow conductor and instrumentalist Sylvia Hinz joined forces. Over the following years other talented musicians have joined their ranks to create a terrifying yet unique vision of death metal like you've never heard it sound before. Beyond John Strieder on 10-string guitar and Sylvia Hinz on bass guitar and double bass recorder, the album also features a fierce dual vocalist attack from ex-Cryptopsy vocalist Mike DiSalvo and Dimensionless vocalist Austin Taylor. Rounded out by the brilliant playing of drummer Christopher Burrows, Mind Cemeteries also features vocal guest spots by well known death metal vocalist Lord Worm (ex-Cryptopsy) and Will Smith (Artificial Brain) as well.
'Mind Cemeteries' comes out on Friday, August 26th
01. Prologue: I Am
02. Iron Empress
03. Drowning Into Sorrow
04. Path Of Lies
05. Mind Cemeteries
06. Interlude: I See Through Your Pain
07. The Hollow Gaze
08. Everything Is Meant To Kill Us
09. Petrified Tears
10. All Bitter Endings
11. Epilogue: As I Walk Amongst The Sick
- Core Line-Up: Mike DiSalvo, Vocals / Austin Taylor, Vocals / Chris Burrows, Drums / Sylvia Hinz, Bass / John Strieder, Guitars
- Interludes Line-up: Sylvia Hinz, Double Bass Recorder / Alexa Renger (Guest Musician), Violin / John Strieder, Violoncello
- Vocal Guest Spots: Will Smith (Artificial Brain) in "Mind Cemeteries" and Lord Worm in "Everything Is Meant To Kill Us" and "All Bitter Endings"
- Artwork, Mixing and Mastering by John Strieder.
Brazilan garage rockers Motor City Madness have just revealed a video for the song 'Gravediggers'. The song comes from the upcoming 7" release. About that, the band has the following to say:
Recorded in 2015 at 301 Studios, Sydney, Austrália within Converse Rubber Tracks Worldwide project, the songs shows the band once more molesting ears and shaking brains with 5 anti-hits filled with rotten skulls, blood and distortion. Or as once was told "a motorized garage-punk-n-roll-stoner". This is the band's first vinyl and comes up with great style in a green snot disc full of class. Alongside the disc comes a videoclip from the track that gives name to it: "Gravediggers"."
Russian Circles have premiered the third single off of their forthcoming album Guidance today; listen to “Afrika”, which follows previously premiered songs “Vorel” and “Mota” on the album’s track listing, here on Soundcloud. These three songs exemplify Russian Circles' ability to examine the polarity of quiet and loud, complexity and simplicity, ugliness and beauty and offer great insight to the incredible dynamics found on Guidance, out August 5th from Sargent House,
RUSSIAN CIRCLES TOUR DATES:
Aug 26 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
Aug 27 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
Aug 29 Missoula, MT - Palace Lounge *
Aug 30 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
Aug 31 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
Sep 2 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
Sep 3 Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom *
Sep 5 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
Sep 6 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad *
Sep 7 Englewood, CO - The Gothic Theatre *
Sep 8 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room *
Sep 9 Chicago, IL - Metro *
Sep 23-25 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival ^
Sep 25 Detroit, MI - El Club ^
Sep 26 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace ^
Sep 28 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^
Sep 29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
Sep 30 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^
Oct 1 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
Oct 2 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall ^
Oct 4 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 ^
Oct 5 Birmingham, AL - Saturn ^
Oct 6 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^
Oct 7 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio ^
Oct 8 Austin, TX - Barracuda ^
Oct 9 Dallas, TX - RBC ^
Oct 21 Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej
Oct 22 Gdansk, PL @ B90
Oct 23 Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Oct 25 Vilnius, LT @ Peleda %
Oct 26 Durbe, LV @ Community Hall %
Oct 27 Tallin, EE @ Rockstars %
Oct 28 Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia %
Oct 30 Stockholm, SE @ En Arena %
Oct 31 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena %
Nov 2 Bergen, NO @ Landmark %
Nov 3 Stavanger, NO @ Folken %
Nov 5 Athens, GR @ Smoke the Fuzz Fest at Iera Odos
Nov 6 Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus %
Nov 7 Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island %
Nov 9 Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz %
Nov 10 Budapest, HUN @ Durer Kert %
Nov 11 Cluj Napoca, RO @ The Shelter %
Nov 12 Bucharest, RO @ Control Club %
Nov 13 Sofia, BG @ Club Mixtape 5 %
Nov 14 Skopje, MC @ MKC %
Nov 15 Belgrade, SR @ Elektropionir %
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR @ Vintage Industrial Bar %
Nov 18 Ljubljana, SL @ Orto Klub %
Nov 19 Vienna, AT @ Arena %
Nov 20 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar %
* w/ Cloakroom
^ w/ Helms Alee
% w/ Helen Money
Once again, the organisation of Desertfest Belgium have announce another bunch of names for the already massive edition of their yearly festival in Antwerp.
By the way, Goat have recently released a new video. Check it out below...
We promised you whopping big news, so whopping big news is what you get!
It is a true pleasure and honour to announce the stoner rock phenomenon RED FANG will be headlining Desertfest Belgium for 2016. As one of the most exciting bands to break out of the scene and into the collective rock community, this is truly a dream come true for us.
Allow us to further blow your excitement level through the roof with another great addition to the line-up: Southern moguls Weedeater will be playing the festival as well, along with the oldschool-not-retro heavy heavy psych of DUEL and BLACK RAINBOWS. And with SubRosa and Giobia, we add some truly progressive stoner sounds to the Desertfest mix.
And we're still not done! We'll return to you in August with the reveal of our last headliner... we promise it'll be another mindblower.
Iberian extreme metal outfit NOCTEM are excited to reveal the details of their highly anticipated fourth studio album entitled "Haeresis". Scheduled for release on September 30 via Prosthetic Records (N.America, UK/EU) and Art Gates Records (Spain), "Haeresis" consists of ten brutally punishing tracks which conceptually delve into the dark history of their home country of Spain.
The band collectively proclaimed;
"This record is proof that a band like us can keep evolving with time. It looks, sounds, smells and tastes different from anything we've ever done while keeping our original essence in every track. We're sure that any fan of Extreme Metal will be satisfied with this new opus".
"Haeresis" Track List
1. Through The Black Temples of Disaster
3. The Submission Discipline
4. Blind Devotion
5. The Dark One
7. Whispers of the Ancient Gods
8. Conjuring Degradation and Morbidity
9. The Paths of the Lustful Abandon
10. Pactum With the Indomitable Darkness
The cover artwork, was completed by Seth Siro Anton Art (Septicflesh, Moonspell, Behemoth) and depicts an epic and grotesque display of obscene torture extracted from the Spanish inquisition (1.500 A.C.). Mixing and mastering were finished by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Valkyrja).
Exo (lead guitars)
Ethell (rhythm guitars)
UK ritual ambient act Akoustik Timbre Frekuency celebrates his sixteenth jubilee this years, and what better way to celebrate than with an overview compilation. 'Akoustik Timbre Frekuency - Retroaktive Inkantions (2001 - 2016)' is now available on his bandcamp page. About the release, the artist says:
'This release gathers together sixteen rekordings, totalling just under 3 hours of material, from Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, one for each year of thee Projekts existence. Most of these are either previously unreleased kompositions, or were distributed via file sharing websites to a handful of people.
Dokumenting thee ever evolving sounds and ideas of ATF, influenced by both thee physikal and mental environment of thee Artist during his time working under this title, whilst also following one kore set of aktions:
++Transcend Transmute Kreate++'
1. Thee Interception Ov Dreams (2001) 12:08
2. Moments In Life Part 1 (2002) 09:59
3. Ophidean Orphan (2003) 06:45
4. Temporal Terminology (2004) 07:31
5. Tibetan Tester (2005) 06:36
6. Akashik Rekordings (2006) 04:39
7. Atu XIII Death (Tiphareth to Netzach) (2007) 07:33
8. Celebrating Thee Samhain (2008) 08:32
9. Angular Distortions (2009) 06:46
10. A Soundtrak for Projekt M (2010) 11:00
11. Acherontia Atropos (2011) 04:49
12. Ode To Angus (2012) 08:00
13. Celebrating Thee Samhain Part 2 (2013) 09:48
14. Thee Star And Thee Snake (2014) 22:07
15. Elemental Evokation (Air) (2015) 10:51
16. Koncentrated Kreativity (2016) 24:05
Mexican metal quintet Excellion has debuted the video single from their upcoming ep, 'Unsean', due to be released on August 6th, 2016. This 5-track was mixed and mastered by Luke Martin (Plini, Nick Johnston) in Peterborough, United Kingdom. The video for 'Unlucky Charms' was directed by Sofia Ptacnik.
“The story of the song may be a little different from the video of a metal band and that’s the whole point,” singer and bassist Adrian Vilbel commented. “The song talks about your self, a reunion with your inner child asking you if what you’re doing right now is what you’ve always dreamed of and the video it’s like an alternate reality where there’s this magical instrument that is capable of make you a virtuoso in any musical endeavor you may take and that’s why it’s so valuable and anyone wants it, even people with a lot of money and what we see at the start of the video. You know, we wanted to make something different to an always dark ambient metal video so that’s why we made it that way, it was actually fun.
“We could relate the song and the video in a way that is kind of a dream of that inner child of yours telling you that sometimes there’re more important things out there, so you should enjoy the ride and stop trying to take shortcuts, that’s what make experiences so valuable,” he continues.
Unsean Track Listing:
01. Unseen Pt. I – In Search of Infinity
02. Unlucky Charms feat. Fernando from Joliette
03. The Courier
04. Diablo Jr feat. Jose Macro from Arcadia Libre
05. Unsean Pt. II – The Heart of the Sapphire
Canadian nu-metal combo Keychain have just announced a North American tour to promote their ep 'Breaking Out', which will be released in August. On most dates, Keychain will support Californian act The Maension.
22.07.2016 - Theatre Paradoxe - Montreal, QC* - (MTL Uncovered - Art Exposition) - info
12.08.2016 - Rock Fest - Epiphanie, QC* - info
20.08.2016 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC* - info
27.08.2016 - Rock The Docks - Kahnawake, QC* - info
31.08.2016 - Neptune Lounge - Tarpon Springs, FL
01.09.2016 - Anonymus Guitars - Lauderhill, FL
02.09.2016 - Bombshell's Tavern - Orlando, FL
03.09.2016 - The Junction At Monroe - Talahassee, FL
04.09.2016 - A&M Theatre - Panama City, FL
07.09.2016 - The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
08.09.2016 - Green Door Music Hall - Fort Walton Beach, FL
09.09.2016 - The Plughouse - Dotham, AL
10.09.2016 - Club Famous - Atlanta, GA
11.09.2016 - Spring Water - Nashville, TN
12.09.2016 - Turn Table Bar & Grill - Bowling Green, KY
14.09.2016 - TBA - Evansville, IN
15.09.2016 - Cicero's - St Louis, MO
16.09.2016 - Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs - Springfield, IL
17.09.2016 - Lizard Lounge - Whichita, KS
18.09.2016 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS
19.09.2016 - Alchemy Bar & Grill - Omaha, NE*
20.09.2016 - Gillies Bar - Kearny, NE
21.09.2016 - Monkey Barrel - Denver, CO
22.09.2016 - The Daily Grind Cafe - Pueblo, CO
23.09.2016 - Zodiac - Colorado Springs, CO
24.09.2016 - The Manfort - Durango, CO
25.09.2016 - The Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
26.09.2016 - TBA - Spanish Fork, UT
28.09.2016 - LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
29.09.2016 - The Rogue Bar - Scottsdale, AZ
30.09.2016 - Jasper's Bar and Grill - Santa Ana, CA
01.10.2016 - The Airliner - Los Angeles, CA
02.10.2016 - TBA - Valley, CA
14.10.2016 - O Patro Vys - Montreal, QC*
*Without THE MAENSION (just KEYCHAIN + Support)
Britain's instrumental post-metal revelation Telepathy announced some upcoming European tour dates, including a performance at Incubate Festival alongside Yob, Ramesses, Black Cobra and more.
The band commented on this new tour announcement: "This tour has been a long time coming for us. Since our last European outing, we have been through a line up change and written the follow up to our debut album "12 Areas", which we have been lucky enough to have Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver) on board to record for us earlier this year. This tour feels like the right time to close the "12 Areas" chapter, road test some brand new material and blow off some steam. We are thus excited to announce these four special headline shows, and to also be invited back for our second performance at one of Europe's finest festivals, Incubate."
07.09 - Liege (BE) Le Garage
08.09 - Antwerp (BE) Antwerp Music City
09.09 - Siegen (DE) Vortex Surfer Musikclub
10.09 - Tilburg (NL) Incubate Festival
11.09 - Amsterdam (NL) OCCII
Blues Pills have released new lyrical video for the song 'Little Boy Preacher', coming off their upcoming album, 'Lady In Gold' (out August 5 on Nuclear Blast). The album is now available for pre-order.
- CD+DVD Digipak (Live in Berlin 2015)
- Limited Box-Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, and BLUES PILLSvinyl brush)
- Limited Box-Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, BLUES PILLS vinyl brush, and Cover Art canvas)
- Vinyl (black, gold, clear)
- Vinyl Nuclear Blast Mailorder only (orange, yellow, lilac/neon pink bi-coloured, clear+green/orange splatter)
More progressive death metal anyone? Well, here's Swiss horde Virvum and their upcoming album 'Illuminance' (to be released in September). They now released a lyrical video of one of the songs, 'Ad Rigorem'.
1. The Cypher Supreme
4. Ad Rigorem
5. Tentacles Of The Sun
6. Elemental Shift
7. I: A New Journey Awaits
8. II: A Final Warming Shine: Ascension and Trespassing
Bryan Berger - Vocals
Nic Gruhn - Guitar
Toby Koelman - Guitar
Arran McSporran (De Profundis) - Session Bass Guitar
Diego Morenzoni - Drums
Additional Musicians: Sebastian Koelman, Yumi Ito, Rudolf Koelman
Cover Artwork: Stigma : Sam Nelson's Art
Mixed and mastered by C. Brandes at Iguana Studios.
Drums recorded at S. Egli and Hardbeat Studios.
Vocals recorded at R. Beier and Ashburn Productions.
Canadian horde Sludgehammer have released a lyrical video for the song 'Ectogenesis' from their album 'The Fallen Sun'. The album has been released on their bandcamp page last month and contains eleven powerful but progressive death metal tracks. Check it out...
Never shy for new experiments with sound, Belgian one-man act Ah-Cama Sotz has been a constant in the dark & industrial ambient scene. Today, he revealed a new video for the gritty techno song 'Hotel Odessa', coming off his latest album 'State Of Mind', out now on Hands