Dali Van Gogh “Spread The Fire” To Ontario This August

Dali Van Gogh head to Ontario this August in support of their new album.

Hot off the release of their new album, From Ashes, and an extensive performance schedule throughout Atlantic Canada, Halifax based rock band Dali Van Gogh are now heading west to Ontario to “spread the fire”.
The band, who are often compared to Monster Truck and Black Stone Cherry, are embarking on a 2 week long tour beginning on August 4th with a launch party and fundraiser at Gus’ Pub. Their schedule will take them through the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, including back to back nights in Downtown Toronto, before heading home for a set at Riverfest in Pine Grove.
“We’re very excited to finally be getting outside of the Maritimes” said DVG drummer Jaad Stewart. “Our popularity has been growing steadily across the country since the album’s release, and we’re hoping this tour will help us break ground in Ontario for many more tours to come.”

Dali Van Gogh’s first single from the new album, God Help Me I Like It, is currently receiving extensive radio play throughout Ontario following a semi-final berth in the SOCAN Canadian Songwriting competition. Request it on your local station or check it out, along with everything to do with the band, at www.dalivangoghmusic.com.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule an interview or review a show, please contact Isaac Kent at dalivangogh@hotmail.com.

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Album Review: Next To None – Phases

Next to None – Phases

Label: EMP Label Group/InsideOut Music

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Hailing from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Next To None are set to release their sophomore album, Phases, which is a dynamic journey through brutal riffs, thunderous time-shattering beats, and melodies and musical themes that make the hair on your neck stand up. Twelve tracks coming to a 78-minute running time is rare these days. Bands simply are not often giving out so much music in one release. Each song seems carefully crafted and methodically determined with incredibly precise and tight musicianship. This is my first exposure to the band and instantly the musician in me is thoroughly impressed with the prowess each player presents.

The band’s core consists of drummer Max Portnoy (yes, that’s Mike’s son – and he’s soon going to rival his fathers skills – having already won “Best New Drummer of 2015” from Rhythm Magazine) along bassist Kris Rank, and vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Cuce. Rounding out the line-up is new guitarist Derrick Schneider, who makes his recording debut on Phases, having come to the band at the suggestion of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. There is no shortage of talent in this group. Each member comes with an already impressive musical resume despite them all being fairly young. I see amazing potential for this band!

After kicking off with a short atmospheric intro “13”, the album is quick to jump into the fury. “Answer Me” sets the tone of the album and within the first 60 seconds of the track you know you’re in for a ride. It’s followed immediately by the album’s first single, “The Apple”, which has an accompanying video featuring the band doing a play-through of the song in an apple orchard.

In true prog spirit there are a few epic length tunes on the album, including a near 20-minute closing opus, “The Wanderer”. One of the true highlights of this album, for me, is not necessarily a particular track, but more-so the overall dynamic flow of the entire release. Each song is a journey, but within each journey is a multitude of ideas and emotions that take the listener on a much deeper trip.

Next To None self-produced Phases, recording the drums in Nashville at Neal Morse’s Radiant Studios, and recording the rest at Cuce’s own Battery Powered home studio. Periphery bassist Adam ‘Nolly’  Getgood mixed Phases and the album is delivered with stellar sound and huge tones.

Ripe with jazzy breakdowns, piano driven melodic beauty and face-melting brutality, Phases is a refreshing new offering in the Progressive Hardcore genre.

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ORDEN OGAN release lyric video for ‘Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine), new ‘Gunmen’ album released on 7th July

ORDEN OGAN release lyric video for their third single ‘Come With Me To The Other Side‘ (featuring Liv Kristine), taken from new album ‘Gunmen out 7th July. Continue reading

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Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR launch album contest; further live dates announced

 

VUUR

VUUR

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities‘ for the October 20th, 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic. Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise.  Continue reading

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SaN PR Submission – VANITY ‘Perspective // Empathy’ EP, out on 22nd September

 

Vanity

Vanity

Menacing Brit metallers, VANITY, announce plans for their new EP, and have
unveiled the video for ‘Tranquil’ – taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Perspective // Empathy’, which lands on Friday 22nd September. Continue reading

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Dunkelnacht announce “Anthropocenia” EP release date & Russian Tour 2017!

 

Dunkelnacht

Dunkelnacht

French extreme metallers Dunkelnacht are proud to announce the release date of their upcoming Ep “Anthropocenia”! The EP represent the continuation of “Ritualz Of The Occult” and shall open the gates to the band’s third album.
Anthropocenia” EP will be out on September the 15th via Wormholedeath/The Orchard worldwide. Continue reading

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TYRANNOSORCERESS: Shattering Light’s Creation By Texas Black Metal Horde Streaming At Noisey; LP Out This Week Via Tofu Carnage

 

 

Tyrannosorceress

Tyrannosorceress

Dallas black metal coven TYRANNOSORCERESS will unleash their debut LP, Shattering Light’s Creation, through Tofu Carnage Records at the end of this week. Ahead of its unveiling, Noisey has taken on the role of streaming the entire album early. Continue reading

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MOB RULES Release New Digital Single and Announce Live Dates!

 

Mob Rules

Mob Rules

Northern German Metal band MOB RULES have released a new digital single for the song “Somerled” today – taken from their current studio album Tales From Beyond. Continue reading

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PERSECUTORY: Heavy Blog Is Heavy unveil “Towards the Ultimate Extinction”

 

Persecutory

Persecutory

Turkish death worshipers, Persecutory, unveil their debut album, Towards the Ultimate Extinction, exclusively through Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The full-length is due out on 30 June 2017 through Godz ov War Productions. Continue reading

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MISERY SIGNALS TO RELEASE DOCUMENTARY, “YESTERDAY WAS EVERYTHING,” ON JUNE 30TH

 

May 30, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Over the last decade influential hardcore band Misery Signals has undergone overwhelming changes involving the departure of their founding singer and infighting that nearly left the band in complete shambles.  In a new documentary, directed by Matthew Mixon, titled “Yesterday Was Everything,” the band takes viewers on an intimate journey of reconciliation as they find healing in the present by confronting the demons of their past. The documentary will be available on June 30th at iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The band will be doing an in-theater screening of the documentary in Edmonton, AB on June 20th (7:00pm at Metro Cinema at the Garneau, 8712 109th Street, Edmonton AB) with partial proceeds being donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Continue reading

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WILDERNESS DREAM: MetalSucks Premieres “The Awakening” From Bay Area Metal Unit; Paralysis Rise EP Nears Release Via Creator-Destructor

 
Wilderness Dream

Wilderness Dream

The Awakening” is the latest volatile single from Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal warriors WILDERNESS DREAM. The track, which hails from the band’s impending Paralysis Rise EP, has been hurled into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks. Continue reading

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SHEET HAPPENS PUBLISHING RELEASE THE COMPLETE GUITAR TRANSCRIPTION FOR ANIMALS AS LEADERS 2016 LP THE MADNESS OF MANY JUNE 20, 2017

 

Animals As Leaders

Animals As Leaders

(June 20, 2017 – Toronto, ON) – After many months in the making, Sheet Happens Publishing is excited to release The Complete Guitar Transcription for Animals as Leaders’ #1 Billboard charting album The Madness Of Many. Learning to play the 10 tracks from the band’s 2016 acclaimed 4th studio album will be no easy task, but The Complete Guitar Transcription book is the only tool you will ever need to do just that. The transcription was overseen and edited by AAL’s virtuoso guitarists Javier Reyes and Tosin Abasi and promises to be the most accurate and comprehensive transcription you will find for these massive songs. Continue reading

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Rabid Bitch Of The North Reveal Debut Album Details & Release First Single

 

Rabid Bitch Of The North

Rabid Bitch Of The North

Wearing their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art, they are the purveyors of traditional heavy metal. Belfast heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North have announced they will release their debut full length album, Nothing But a Bitter Taste, this August via Hostile Media. “Nothing But a Bitter Taste has essentially been several years in the making. For the first time in over 10 years of performing live we had to find time to take off, go to our studio, and do this album justice,” comments band front-man Joe McDonnell. “Nothing But A Bitter Taste, is a concrete slab of that classic British sounding metal. It’s something straight off a NWOBHM compilation cassette. A varied spectrum of styles and tempos, and each track has its own story. It is heavy metal with rock n roll, but it is definitely progressive sounding from the previous EP and singles we’ve released.” Continue reading

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OVERKILL Announced for ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ London show!

 

Overkill

overkill

Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will be coming to London as a part of the ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ Tour 2017 later this year, which also includes 16 European dates.
On this trek the band will be joining forces with metal legends Max & Iggor Cavalera, Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium and up and coming German death squad Deserted Fear. Continue reading

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Overkhaos – Debut Album and lyric video available

 

Overkhaos

Overkhaos

 

ROCKSHOTS Records presents OVERKHAOS!

ROCKSHOTS Records is more than excited to announce the signing of the progressive-yet-aggressive metallers Overkhaos!
Their debut album “Beware of Truth”, featuring Derek Sherinian on “Anna’s Song”, is now available on all the major stores and digital platforms. Continue reading

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