Ddent release new video
Ashtoreth & Tamara E. Williams release "Readeo"
"Working with field recordings has always been of interest to me. I remember vividly the first time I used a microphone and a tape recorder as a kid to just record the sounds that surrounded me and listen back to them afterwards in awe. And it has been since my days in sound art collective Building Transmissions (`99-`10) that I worked with field recordings. So for this piece, of which I knew would accompany a story I choose to work with this technique again. As I did not have any information about the story`s content, it gave me the possibility to create my own story by recording bits and pieces from my surroundings. Those original recordings inspired and shaped the progression of the piece. Sounds from reality started shifting and altered the perceived reality into another dimensional experience.`
Tamara E. Williams comments:
"I've been listening to a lot of drone and dark ambient acts over the years and their music often works inspiring. For this project, I wanted to crossover between different forms of art. The idea of simultaneously listening, reading and watching a painting was intriguing. Ashtoreth was immediately interested in this cooperation too, which is fantastic because I like his work a lot. His track 'Whisper' inspired some parts in this story, which made the music and the words come together and fuse. Perhaps it brings a whole new dimension in reading, also along with that gloomy painting in the background."
Wolfheart release new video
Pre-order the upcoming 'Tyhjyys'-album via Record Shop X (worldwide), click here.
Listen to 'The Flood' on Spotify
Gutted release lyric video with Attila Csihar
In Thousand Lakes release new video
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah announce new UK & US dates
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah also recently shared their latest single "Down (Is Where I Want To Be)", speaking about the new single, Alec Ounsworth said, "'It’s a song about embracing a low feeling. Better to feel low than to feel nothing at all…"
13th Sep 17 - Bristol - Thekla (ticket link)
14th Sep 17 - Manchester - Gorilla (ticket link)
15th Sep 17 - Dublin - Whelans (ticket link)
16th Sep 17 - Glasgow - CCA (ticket link)
18th Sep 17 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club (ticket link)
19th Sep 17 - London - Village Underground (ticket link)
03.02.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
03.03.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
03.04.17 - New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
03.05.17 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03.07.17 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
03.08.17 - Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
03.09.17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
03.10.17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03.11.17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03.12.17 - Omaha, NB @ The Waiting Room
03.14.17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03.15.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03.16.17 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03.17.17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03.18.17 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
03.19.17 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03.21.17 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
03.22.17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03.23.17 - Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
03.24.17 - West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
03.25.17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04.18.17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04.20.17 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04.21.17 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
04.22.17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
04.25.17 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
04.26.17 - Miami, FL @ Gramps
04.27.17 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
04.28.17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04.29.17 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
04.30.17 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
05.02.17 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
05.03.17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle - Backroom
05.04.17 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
05.05.17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
05.06.17 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Desecrate The Faith stream new track
Atavismo reveal album details
Hailing from Spain, and with a critically acclaimed debut album, Desintegración, already under their belts, Atavismoare exploring new territories with their second full length release. Breaking away from the space rock jams of their debut, Atavismo have maintained a psychedelic edge, only this time around the evolution of the band is reflected in their more compact, progressive sounds.
The writing process starts with a jam session - as many great creations have - before a firmer structure is applied to the songs. Lysergic lyrics revolve around soulful feelings, love, and bad dreams which the band describe as "existential poetry". The result, among other things, is a submersion into the Andalusian rock legacy of the legendary band Triana, without losing sight of more current means of understanding psychedelic or progressive rock from bands like Black Mountain, Wolfpeople or Motorpsycho.
The Negation release new video
Directed by Guilherme Henriques
Make up by Laetitia G. (Artax SFX Make up)
Nox Vorago reveal album details and single
NOX VORAGO's statement on the signing:
"We look forward to working with Alpha Omega and to the future with anticipation as to what will be achieved under united banners!"
ALPHA OMEGA Management adds:
"We're excited to welcome these chaos makers in Nox Vorago to our Family! Their music is like a dark jewel from the underworld, which captures your attention right from the first tunes!"
A great example of Nox Vorago's "well-written chaos without confines" is their new single, "At the Feet of Ereshkigal", which the band released at the midnight of February 4th-5th, and is now available on spotify / itunes (see the links below)! The single cover was created by Uduun Art. The track is taken from their upcoming album, entitled "Al Chem".
Furthermore, Nox Vorago reveal the release date for "Al Chem", due on February 26th. The album features seven songs that, all in their own way, represent some part of the inspirational dark philosophy and mystic phenomena that continues to challenge mankind's' perception of reality. "Al Chem" was recorded at Top Floor Studios under the very talented Jakob Herrmann. It was mixed by the well known Roberto Laghi and mastered at Bohus Sound Recording by the legend Dragan Tanaskovic. More details to be unleashed soon.
Porshyne reveal new song, announce new ep
The contexture of the EP is a sound that sits somewhere between prog, alt-rock, electronic music and post rock. “Environmental Music” is a masterfully dynamic and heavily textured collection of tracks combining melodic vocals with intricate and carefully refined guitar work, which alternates between cinematic and darker, heavier phrases that are intertwined amongst complex rhythms and subtle electronic moments.
About the forthcoming EP, Fergal Lyden (Vocals/ Guitar) said, “We’re really happy about how the record has turned out and excited to get it out for people to listen to. Mark (producer) did an amazing job of capturing what we were aiming towards, and how representative we feel this EP is of us as a band is testament to that.”
Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy stream new song
Their new EP 'Mixed Messages' set for release on February 10, 2017 continues their solid chemistry of an 'Allcore' metal sound with emotionally stirring and socially conscious lyrics.
Pain describes the 'Mixed Messages' EP:
“This release is like the gateway drug to metal and heavier music in general! We appeal to a very wide range of musical tastes so guys can play us for their girlfriends, and girls can play us for the guys. If you identify another way, you can play us for whomever you’d like. If any negative response comes out of it, it’ll be the fans that expect every song to get heavier with each effort. What I hope they notice is the constant evolution of our sound. The music itself is getting more and more diverse and progressive, while the song structures are also evolving into bigger, more complex arrangements. I want everyone that listens to this record to feel an emotional connection. I want people to relate to, and hear the MESSAGE in each track."
Damnation Plan release new single
Drummer/songwriter/lyricist Jarkko Lunnas comments:
"Creating this album took us 3+ years of hard work, driving me and some of us almost insane during the process of recording the album almost entirely ourselves. It was a massive task but I believe it served the end result well! The album deals with separating the truth from the beliefs and seeing it (or not seeing it) through the different bubbles that we've learned to live in our stable and modern societies. We are estranged from the reality until we are forced to face it. The album delivers the message covering a whole spectrum of feelings from an atmospheric and emotional perspective, all the way to the maximal intensity."
The band is also running a Pledge Music pre-order campaign for the upcoming full length album, out March 10 2017.
By pre-ordering the album from the campaign you'll get 10+ in-depth video documentary episodes about the making of the album. The campaign can be found here: http://pledgemusic.com/damnationplan
The album was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath, etc) at Unisound Studios.
Nervochaos releases two 360° live videos
Comments the band:
"This is a project by Tellus Studios, we recorded the videos earlier this year and we wanted to release some clips to our fans. Expect more videos coming soon. Thanks to Tellus Studio & everyone involved on this project."
Tellus Studio stated:
"We thank you, for the honor that you gave us in being able to work for you. You are a great band, and excellent people! We are your fans! \m/ hail NervoChaos!!!!!!"
The new album ‘Nyctophilia’, is scheduled to be released on March 10 in Brazil via Cogumelo Records. The art of both the cover and the booklet was created the talented Brazilian artist Alcides Burn (Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Malefactor, Queiron, Headhunter DC, etc). ‘Nyctophilia’ was recorded in Italy at Alpha Omega Studio, along with producer Alex Azzali, who is also responsible for mixing and mastering the work.
(To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.)
Trevor Shelley de Brauw reveals new track
Written and recorded over the span of nearly a decade, Uptown represents a scrapbook from a formative era in de Brauw’s life, bookended by a stint on a remote tobacco farm in North Carolina and his return to the anxiety-ridden urban eccentricities of Chicago’s historic Uptown neighborhood. "Uptown" takes a plaintive approach that unravels the meditative depth of washed-out riffs, deconstructed drones, and carefully controlled feedback. Set for release on San Francisco’s acclaimed experimental label The Flenser, "Uptown" is a stream of consciousness sustained for too long, an aural pendulum swinging between poles of murky distress and cathartic resolve that takes shape somewhere in the hazy valleys between rock, ambient and experimental music.
Gurthang release new video
Koronal, Selfmachine, Unprocessed, Fractal Universe and X-Panda EU tour dates
Koronal are working on a new album which is expected to be released later this year. The band has lined up quite a few live performances after the release of their full-length debut, and they teamed up with video producer Magnus Jonsson of Filter Film who did a video for the single ““Usurper.” Jonsson has previously worked with likes such Meshuggah and Kamelot.
Modern metallers from the Netherlands, Selfmachine, release their new album entitled Societal Arcade on March 17th. Nancy, France-based prog metal outfit Fractal Universe will release their full-length debut Engram of Decline via Kolony Records in April. Estonian sympho progsters X-Panda and Wiesbaden, Germany’s Unprocessed both have releases from 2016. X-Pandareleased a great follow-up to 2011’s Flight of Fancy; the new album titled Reflections gained positive reviews from all around the world. Unprocessed’s EP Perception has brought a lively mixture of progressive metal and djent.
APR 19 Bielsko-Biala, POLand @ Rudeboy Club
APR 20 Prague, Czech Republic @ Exit-US
APR 21 Brug, Switzerland @ Piccadilly
APR 22 TBA
APR 23 Borgo Priolo, Italy @ DAGDA Live Club
APR 25 San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy @ Il Blocco Musıc Hall
APR 26 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rock Box
APR 27 Essen, Germany @ Walkabout Live
APR 28 Lodz, Poland @ Rockowanie w LDK
Dead Conspiracy release video
The band credited with being Portland's first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records. Buy the album on bandcamp.
Lung Flower release psychedelic video
The band comments on the video:
"The video was mostly shot in an abandoned house on the outskirts of Abbotsford BC. We chose this location because it was a perfect symbol for the meaning of the song, the purposely literal lyrics conveying the everyday struggle of the modern day city dwelling man. Burning the candle at both ends eventually leaves you hollow and empty, like most of this house was. We felt that this house, with its disrepair, a sad shadow of what it probably once was, served as our metaphor for a person trying to walk the edge of the abyss, the edge of alleviation and addiction. Someone who is quite literally Beyond Burnt Out."
The album is available on bandcamp.