EPI-DEMIC’s ‘Malformed Conscience’ Streaming in its Entirety

Epi-Demic

Epi-Demic

Malformed Conscience, the new album from Canadian Thrashers EPI-DEMIC is now streaming in its entirety. The album drops tomorrow, April 14. Continue reading

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Prog-Sphere Premiere Shredder Matt Chanway’s Play Through Video ‘271114’ – Debut Album Self-Titled Album Out Now!

Debut Album Out Now For Fans of Conquering Dystopia, Alluvial, Revocation, Nevermore, Voivod

Guitar virtuoso Matt Chanway has made a name for himself with well-regarded Canadian death/thrash metal band Assimilation.  Continue reading

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Kaledon- Album “Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness” (May 15th)

Kaledon

Kaledon

Aristocratic rivalries

Since the 2014 album “Antillius: The King Of The Light” the worldwide admirers of the Italian Metal historians KALEDON are hoping for a successor.

Now the extraordinary formation is back with a virtuosic, melodic and epic POWER METAL spectacle!

After 3 years from the previous release, KALEDON return with the bombastic, epic and majestic album “Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness“. Continue reading

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Evyltyde-Rising Album Review

Evyltyde Rising

Artist: Evyltyde

Album: Rising

Release Date: March 27th, 2017

Label: Unsigned

London’s fast growing metal act, Evyltyde released their second album, Rising, on March 27th, 2017.  This ten track album is more mature and structured than their 2015 self-titled debut that received great reviews from UK outlets as well as a 9/10 from our own MNR Editor, the Rev. Continue reading

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CLOSER TO FOUND USA Tour Dates + New Noise Mag Video Premiere ‘Listen Close And You Hear The Ocean’

closer to found

closer to found

Montreal, QC’s CLOSER TO FOUND bring melody, heart, and intellect to their music; their dual vocal approach gives an individual edge to their sound, which transcends their influences of Bring Me The Horizon, Issues, Norma Jean, Vanna, and Underoath, overall they are best described as “heavy, groove-driven metalcore”.

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SLATES ANNOUNCE NEW LP SUMMERY AVAILABLE MAY 19 VIA NEW DAMAGE RECORDS IN CANADA

Slates

Slates

“Edmonton’s Slates are perhaps one of the hardest working punk outfits in Canada, seemingly always on the go, recording, taking care of their Jamz Club and touring. They’re indefatigable and that’s reflected in their unflinching, honest post-hardcore.” – BeatRoute Magazine

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NEUROSIS: North American Summer Tour With Converge And Amenra Announced

 

Neurosis

Neurosis

NEUROSIS declares new tour dates for 2017, announcing a new run of North American Summer performances with Converge and Amenra.

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NEWS: Prog-Sphere Premiere Guitar Shredder Matt Chanway Playthrough Video ‘271114’

Matt Chanway

Matt Chanway

Guitar virtuoso Matt Chanway has made a name for himself with well-regarded Canadian death/thrash metal band Assimilation.

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Evocation announces Janne Jaloma as new drummer, posts drum play-through video online

Evocation

Evocation

Swedish death metallers Evocation have announced Janne Jaloma as their new drummer. Guitarist Marko Palmen comments: “We are very proud to welcome Janne Jaloma as the new drummer of Evocation. Janne has previously made himself a name in the Gothenburg & UK scenes as a dedicated and hardworking drummer for bands such as Despite, Bloodshot Dawn & Deals Death. His technical skills as well as his groove are pure magic, and the way he plays makes him a perfect fit for Evocation. Janne will make his live debut with Evocation on the release ritual scheduled for the 8th of April in Boras.”

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ALL HELL: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Laid To Unrest” Video From Blackened Thrash Unit

All Hell

All Hell

Next week, North Carolina-grown blackened thrash trio ALL HELL will drop the molten fruits of the The Grave Alchemist full-length,a twelve-track, narrative-driven, horror-based concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. As a precursor to its release, today BrooklynVegan premieres the band’s “Laid To Unrest” video.

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Ensiferum issues update from in the studio

Ensiferum

Ensiferum

As previously announced, Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to begin work on their seventh full-length, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.). Set to be released September 2017 via Metal Blade Records, the quintet has now issued an update about the recording process from in the studio.

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: “Hi, folks! Greetings from the Astia studio!
For this album, we wanted to catch our live energy on a totally new level with the best possible sound. So every song was played together while recording drums. Most of the bass lines were also taken from those live takes to guarantee the maximum groove. There are songs on the album we recorded without a click so get ready for some serious rocking, people!
Si
nce Anssi Kippo is such a studio wizard, he has synced his legendary Otari MTR-90mk2 2″ 24 -tape recording machine (recognizable, for example, from Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ -video) with his computer, so we will record drums, bass, rhythm guitars and lead vocals on tape, and the rest that can’t fit on the tape, we’ll record on computer. Also the mixing will be done the analogue way on tape to make sure that the sound will remain as raw, punchy and as unprocessed as possible.
The second week is almost over and we are perfectly on schedule: drums, bass lines and half of the rhythm guitars are done.
We are doing ~12 hour long days, so unfortunately this time there won’t be ‘beer of the week’ or any fooling around video diaries, but there will be plenty of time for that after the album is done and the touring starts again. 😉
S
tay tuned for more news! Cheers!”

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Test Your Metal Records: Sci-Fi Metal RAPHEUMETS WELL Reveal Upcoming Album Details ‘Enders Door’

Rapheumets well

Rapheumets well

Sci-Fi Metal RAPHEUMETS WELL Reveal Upcoming Album ‘Enders Door‘ Artwork + Track Listing + Pre-Order

Enders Door’ Due Out May 26th via Test Your Metal Records.

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BURY THE MACHINES to Release ‘Wicked Covenant’ EP on June 9 / New Song Streaming

Bury the machines

Bury the machines

On June 9, 2017, BURY THE MACHINES will release the Wicked Covenant EP, the follow-up to the 2016 full-length Barbwalker. Featuring three new tracks, extreme multi-tasker John E. Bomher, Jr. (I KLATUS, ex-YAKUZA) explores the extent of his mechanical abilities and penchant for creating melodic, hypnotizing songs of depth and character. Seeing release on cassette, compact disc and digital formats, Wicked Covenant will see the dark of night through Long Beach, CA based label Midnite Collective. The EP will be available on CD, Cassette, and digital formats.

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Brisbane’s KINGS drop new single STONE COLD & Announce debut Album NEVER ALONE May 19

Kings

Kings

KINGS are Brisbane’s most well-kept secret. A relatively fresh face on the heavy music scene, they nonetheless have crushed it in their short time together and like a King, they have risen to power. Now, they are bringing their new single and album to the people!

New single ‘STONE COLD‘ drops online today and it comes along with a brilliant, dark, mysterious and brooding video. It will be live in Spotify this Friday 7th April and their brand new album ‘Never Alone’ will drop May 19th – with pre-orders going live next Friday April 14th. Stone Cold was recorded at STL Studios where it was mixed and mastered by Sonny Truelove.

Vocalist/Guitarist Nat Cochran said “This song was written from a time where a close friend continued to let me down over and over again. Drugs among other things began to change his life and his outlook towards myself and those around him. Lies and false rumors came from him until it reached a point where I had to cut him out of my life. The negativity was something I didn’t need and didn’t need to worry about anymore.”

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Anathema: Reveal Details Of New Studio Album ‘The Optimist’ & Release First Track

Anathema

Anathema

optimist /ˈɒptɪmɪst/
noun: optimist; plural noun: optimists
1.a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.
2. a person who believes that this world is the best of all possible worlds or that good must ultimately prevail over evil.

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