Crushing audiences across the globe with their driving force and energetic stage presence, Melbourne thrashers MASON deliver commanding performances that has taken them on tours across Australia and beyond in Asia, Europe plus Canada where they have shared the stage with the likes of Harlott, Havok, Accept, Revocation, Mutank and Annihilator.
As local favourites of the Melbourne metal scene, MASON have been selected as local direct support for Canadian metal demigods ANVIL and their show date onNovember 11th at The Prince Bandroom, which is part of the band’s 40th Anniversary World Tour. Continue reading →
Occult metal collective DEMON EYE will embark on a bout of live performances through Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and their home state of North Carolina this fall. The band’s latest run of dates come in conjunction with the release of their newest full-length, Prophecies And Lies. Continue reading →
After no less than five demos/rehearsals and two splits, Colorado’s SPECTRAL VOICE are finally crossing the Styx and delivering their first proper full-length…and it is gigantic.
While things appear quite straight-forward on paper (the band has never hidden their love of roughly mixing early and down tuned Finnish death metal with extreme doom in an acid bath) there’s something quite unique about them. Instead of weakening their impact, their rawness and vast sound only emphasizes their genuine thirst for darkness.
Like a lurker oozing with evil intentions, SPECTRAL VOICE like to remain in the shadows. There, they’ve patiently learned from their elders, only to regurgitate their own brand of extreme death/doom. For instance, ‘Visions of Psychic Dismemberment’ is an eleven-minute long trip into the darkest regions of our collective mind, where UNHOLY’s trippiest moments join INCANTATION for a dance around the fire. The opening blast beat sequence in ‘Lurking Gloom’ on the top of bleak arpeggios will fire up most disembowelment freaks.
Far more than just a sum of its parts,Eroded Coridors of Unbeingis a unique and claustrophobic voyage, cavernous yet full of clarity. Here,SPECTRAL VOICE is the sound of one’s soul going further down the abyss…and they’re taking you with them.
Dark Descent Records will release Eroded Corridors of Unbeing on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats on October 13.
SPECTRAL VOICE is:
J. Barrett – Bass P. Riedl – Guitar E. Wendler – Drums and Voice M. Kolontyrsky – Guitar
Hailing from Nicosia, Cyprus (consisting of Greek and Turkish Cypriot and Romanian members), the four-piece distinguished themselves locally through their signature and unique blend of spine-crushing riffs and melody topped with distinctive vocals. Nekhrah have released a home-recorded demo in 2014, under their former name and have currently completed recording their first full-length album entitled Cosmic Apostasy which was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The artwork of the album and the design of the band logo was done by Maciej Kamuda. Continue reading →
Ugly Produce is the impending new full-length from Australian extreme metal miscreants KING PARROT. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence. Continue reading →
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.
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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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →