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- Selfmachine – Official Video “Giddy-Up!” And New Album “Societal Arcade” Out Today!
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- OBITUARY Share ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die” Music Video
- Hamilton Rockers RADIO FREE UNIVERSE Debut Album ‘Casa Del Diablo’
- KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Unleash Brand New Track From Upcoming Album
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London metal merchants EVYLTYDE have just dropped the latest music video on their YouTube channel. The video is for ‘Eye For An Eye’ – the first song from their forthcoming album ‘Rising’, available worldwide from the 27th March 2017 on all major digital platforms.
‘Rising’ is the follow-up to EVYLTYDE’s highly lauded self-titled debut and the video features the new line-up of Noah Scott (bass) and Phil Tetlow (drums).
Today marks the official release of death metal legends OBITUARY‘s self-titled new album via Relapse Records. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Obituary’s official Bandcamp page and all streaming services. In celebration of the release, the band has also shared an animated music video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” directed by Balázs Gróf who previously animated their video for “Violence”.
OBITUARY commented on the music video: Continue reading →
We live in a world where everything, including music, is itemized and made into a genre (indeed the sub-genres grow daily!). Yet rock is all about rebellion plus rejecting norms and Hamilton, ON’s marvelous award nominated RADIO FREE UNIVERSE are very much their own creation. In vocalist George Panagopoulos’ words, they are “genuine, honest, heavy, sonic…liberating”.
Panagopoulos explains liberty is a big part of the inspiration behind RADIO FREE UNIVERSE’s unique name.
“It is inspired by Radio Free Europe, which began as part of the resistance against tyranny in World War 2. Now its journalists report the news in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We apply this to our music. Trying to break free of the chains of genres and just focusing on the song and serving it.” Continue reading →
It’s been three years since Kobra And The Lotus‘ last studio album High Priestess was released back in 2014. The time since has not been wasted; with their third album under their belt, and completing multiple tours worldwide (with the likes of Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society, and Fear Factory to name just a few), their path of self-discovery has led them to this most important moment in their career. Prevail I, the band’s latest offering , will be released on May 12th 2017 on Napalm Records, and promises to be a rock juggernaut full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms and haunting vocal melodies that will take the listener on a sonic journey leading them out from the darkness and into the light! Produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica etc) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, Prevail I will undoubtedly usher the band to much deserved elevated hard rock status. Evolution is inevitable and Kobra And The Lotus have delivered their most powerful album to date.
Let the music speak for itself. To get a taste of Prevail I, Kobra And The Lotus have now unleashed their first single for the stunning track ‘You Don’t Know’! Continue reading →
Toronto hard rockers UFORIA will be taking their latest EP ‘Fight or Flight‘ across Eastern Canada this coming April and May for a nine city tour across four provinces (ON/QC/NB/NS). The tour is presented by PureGrainaudio.com and will begin on April 25th in Oshawa, ON and wrap up with a performance at the Homegrown Festival on May 6th in Kingston, ON.
UFORIA has been a force in the GTA and southern Ontario over the years. Their third EP was released during July of last year and was produced plus co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella. The title track has been a common sound being played regularly at the Rogers Centre during the Blue Jays games throughout the 2016 season. Continue reading →
On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the record, a new lyric video (by cover artist Costin Chioreanu!) for the title track, “Motherless“, can be viewed below.
Trial (swe) comments: “‘Motherless‘ is the opener and title track of the upcoming release. Continue reading →
The first single from New Jersey hardcore quintet SILENCE EQUALS DEATH and their End Times debut full-length is now playing at Decibel Magazine, as the record nears release via Eulogy Recordings.
The opening track to End Times, “Peacemaker” surges with the energetic flow fans can expect for the duration of the album, as SILENCE EQUALS DEATH merges classic hardcore styles with energy and finesse. Charged-up gang chants back the empowering lead vocals, while elements of prime youth crew energy charge straight into a bruising groove-fueled breakdown. Continue reading →
Halloween may be about putting on a costume and trick or treating around your city block, but in Red Deer, AB it’s about so much more. The rumours in the area describe a mass pilgrimage, a collective gathering from across Alberta and beyond, a zombie mosh pit coming alive. Are the rumours true…? Well during the Days of The Dead Fest, a Heavy Metal Music Festival Costume Party Extravaganzatakes over!
Founded in 2014 by local Red Deer resident and music scene contributor Justin Shadows of Shadows Productions plus vocalist of town favourites Leave The Living, DAYS OF THE DEAD Fest celebrates the heavy sounds of metal, punk and hardcore along with the ritual of transforming yourself in to another character during the Halloween weekend in October. Continue reading →
ORANSSI PAZUZU To Reissue Back-Catalog Stateside Through 20 Buck Spin; Band To Make US Debut At Maryland Deathfest
20 Buck Spin will officially issue the back-catalog for Finnish cosmic black metal outfit ORANSSI PAZUZU in the US for the first time, confirming stateside editions of the band’s Muukalainen PuhuuMLP, Farmokologinen LP, and Kosmonument LP. All three records will be made available domestically in conjunction with the band’s debut and only confirmed US performance at Maryland Deathfest.
Since 2013, Finland’s ORANSSI PAZUZU has released two critically lauded full-length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013’s Valonielu and 2016’s Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that ORANSSI PAZUZU alone create. Are they a psych influenced black metal band or a black metal influenced psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn’t matter anyway. No other band can bend these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America the ORANSSI PAZUZU black hole only came into focus with the latest two albums. However, the band had previously recorded and released two full-length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation, the band’s early releases have become increasingly high in demand. 20 Buck Spin now presents the band’s back catalog on various formats domestically for the first time.
Italian Death Metallers ANTROPOFAGUS have partnered with Decibel Magazine in debuting “Spawn of Chaos,” a track from forthcoming Comatose Music release Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration (M.O.R.T.E.).
ANTROPOFAGUS returns on May 12, 2017 with an album of uncompromising godless ferocity! Five years after their highly praised Architecture of Lust release, this Italian death metal beast strikes again with Comatose Music release Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration (M.O.R.T.E.), a journey into life, death, resurrection and the descent into the darkest depths of self.
Frontiers Music Srl is particularly pleased to announce that after a seven-year hiatus, Labyrinth, the legendary Italian metal band, will return with a brand new studio album, “Architecture of a God” on April 21, 2017.
A video for the song “Bullets” the second single from “Architecture of a God” has been released.
In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to make a very special appearance at the the first annual Frontiers Metal Festival, where they performed their signature album, “Return to Heaven Denied” in it’s entirety. Said performance is being prepared for a future home video release.
Olaf says: “This has been easily the most difficult and challenging album I ever worked on. To be honest, when Frontiers contacted me, insisting to make this reunion happen, I was skeptical and worried. We couldn’t simply make a new album, it wouldn’t have been honest to the fans, to ourselves. Of course, this is as easy to say as also unbelievably tough to make real: we have so many good albums out there, looking at us from their past and which people still keep in their minds and hearts. That’s why we decided to strengthen our line-up, joining with nobody else but the best musicians we believed they would have fitted perfectly into our perspective of the music we were about to write.”
Andrea adds: “The making of this album has been a fantastic journey. We brought back a lot of classic elements of our music, mixing it with something new and I’m so enthusiastic about the final result.”
Roberto Tiranti makes it short: “Just when you thought you already gave everything you could, expressing every possible musical aspect of your way of intending music for a band like Labyrinth, then comes “Architecture of a God“, to remind you that nothing is impossible!”
With a new line-up rounded out by drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (TNT, Riot, Ark etc.), Oleg Smirnoff (Vision Divine, Edritch) on keyboards, and Nik Mazzucconi on bass, Labÿrinth are truly coming back stronger than ever and have offered up a superb self-produced album. “Architecture of a God” (mixed by DGM’s Simone Mularoni) is a record that encompasses all the elements the band is known for: fast power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers that compose a record which is easily going to be another milestone for the Italian metal masters!
“What we have in our hands, now, it’s “Architecture of a God“: by far, the most mature and complete album we ever wrote,” concludes Thorsen. “There’s no will to challenge our glorious past, but I’m really confident that, once released, this album will set a new standard for our music!”
The highly anticipated WARBRINGER album, Woe to the Vanquished, will be released on March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records. Currently on tour in N. America co-headlining with Havok, and next across Europe in April, WARBRINGER are pleased to announce their next batch of US and Canadian shows as direct support to Destruction with Jungle Rot. Hellbender and Demons Within will appear on select dates. The tour kicks off May 22nd in Oakland, CA and runs through June 11th in Los Angeles, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII To Commence March 24th
Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band recently wrapped up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition and will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt.
Set to commence on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support will be provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. Continue reading →
Passionate songwriting and a strong dedication to their craft has propelled Italian melodic metal quintet SAWTHIS to fame in their regional metal scene. Their energetic live performances haven’t gone unnoticed either – offering them the opportunity to perform with the likes of Korn, Sepultura, Children of Bodom, The Haunted, Lacuna Coil and others. To date, SAWTHIS havesold out performances in Europe, the UK and Russia.
After garnering attention with their previous releases Fusion (2006), Egod (2010) and Youniverse (2013), SAWTHIS return with a hybrid metal onslaught, entitled Babhell, out March 24, 2017 via Denmark-based label MIGHTY MUSIC. The relentlessly fast-paced Babhell combines melodic and progressive influences with thrash, groove and atmospheric soundscapes, making the record an engrossing listen for any metal fan. Babhell was produced by SAWTHIS with mixing and mastering by Sickboy Studios. Continue reading →