With exquisite influences from the areas of ambient, fusion, pop and contemporary music, these men of taste enrich their multi-faceted PROGRESSIVE METAL sound since their start in 2009. Continue reading
With exquisite influences from the areas of ambient, fusion, pop and contemporary music, these men of taste enrich their multi-faceted PROGRESSIVE METAL sound since their start in 2009. Continue reading →
Final Void, a band that hails from Tampere, Finland combining melodic rock and metal in their own unique style, releases their debut album ‘SOUNDS OF ABSENCE‘. Continue reading →
Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY officially released their new album, Die On My Ride, last week via M-Theory Audio, in addition to kicking off their current North American headline tour with support from Felix Martin, Malphas, Sicocis and Helsott (see below for dates). Continue reading →
When the Italians published their exquisite debut album “Lost Eden” in October 2013, the POWER METAL world listened abruptly.
Finally, ALTAIR, founded in 2008, debuted with all-around high-quality material, which bundles all the virtues of the genre. An abundance of enthusiastic reviews was the deserved result. Continue reading →
Italy’s Logic of Denial has joined forces with Spain’s Friedhof Magazine for the exclusive stream of forthcoming Comatose Music album Aftermath.
Comatose Music has set a June 9 release date for Aftermath.
This is the third album by these Italian miscreants, further expanding the sonic exploration crafted in their previous 2013 effort Atonement with a more diverse, brutal and complex approach.
Denver-based WEAPÖNIZER has deployed a fresh single from their impending Lawless Age LP, which is slated for release via 20 Buck Spin in late June. “Malefactor” is now playing at No Clean Singing as the band prepares to assault the masses at Gathering Of Shadows this weekend.
The Providence, the H. P. Lovecraft-inspired fourth LP by German doom/sludge quartet,OBELYSKKH, sees its stateside release today through Exile On Mainstream Records and the label’s new US distribution. The Providence was recorded and mixed by Andy Naucke and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Tragedy, High On Fire, From Ashes Rise, Integrity), and again sees cover art crafted by Sebastian Feld/Marginal Ink.
OBELYSKKH‘s The Providence is available on all digital platforms, CD, and 2xLP with three sides of music and a Side D etching;
Following the 2013 release of the band’s groundbreaking third album, Hymn To Pan, which struck less than one year after its predecessor, White Lightnin’, the Franconian doomsters found themselves in a state of turmoil and a line-up change with bass player Dirty Dave being replaced by Seb Duster. These ups and downs, alongside the massive honesty and emotionalism in the band’s routines, developed monstrous pressure, which is sonic-ally channeled into this album, The Providence surging with massive weight, groove, and darkness. The album sees OBELYSKKH leaving huge parts of their former approach behind. Less psychedelic, with more groove — not stoner rock, but more on the side of doom than grueling sludge – yet still delivered in a crushing maelstrom.
The title of the new OBELYSKKH excursion might remind one of H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic poem, and you’d not be wrong, as these classic words provided inspiration for lyrical content and the artwork for The Providence. But that’s only one dimension. The other is illustrated almost perfectly by French revolutionist Victor Hugo: “Above all, you can believe in Providence in either of two ways, either as thirst believes in the orange, or as the ass believes in the whip.” The band lived by this message, beating the record out of themselves, fighting an uphill battle.
Inspired by Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Judas Priest, Godsmack and Kings X, ABANDONED SOULS’ sound is powerful, heavy, rhythmic, melodic, and personal. Unleashing their fifth release and latest EP “Make It Last” this past April via their indie label Fiend Records, the London, ON heavy rockers have teamed up with Metal Nation Radio for the premiere of their lyric video for the EP’s title track. Continue reading →
PRISMIND – DISCIPLES BY DESIGN
Release Date: May 4th, 2017
Prismind is a band out of Hamilton, Ontario. I feel I’ve been getting a lot of music from this city lately, I think I know where I need to relocate to for the best music scene in the province. Prismind (which I was adamantly told is pronounced like saying “Prism Mind” together, and not “Pris-mind”) blends elements of progressive and classic metal together, making Disciples By Design an interesting listen. Continue reading →
KARKAOS has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated melodic extreme metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC. Unleashing their debut LP “Empire” in 2014 and EP “In Burning Skies” in 2011, this female-fronted band returns in 2017 with their new offering”Children of The Void“, which features new vocalist Viky Boyer, drummer Justine Ethier (Blackguard) and lead guitarist Samael Pelletier. Recorded, mastered and mixed with Christian Donaldson and Marc-o Frechette at The Grid (The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, Beyond Creation) with keyboards done at Silverwings Studios (Blackguard, Ex-Deo , Distoriam), “Children of The Void” also features collaborations with guest artistsLindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie along with artwork done by the immensely talented Marcela Bolívar and layout done by Fred Riverin from I Legion. Continue reading →
Swedish traditional heavy metal band, MEAN STREAK, have released a lyric video for ‘Tear Down The Walls‘, the track is taken from their fourth album, Blind Faith, due out in Europe via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records on June 2rd, in Japan via Marquee/Avalon incl. one exclusive bonus track on May 31st and in USA via HighVolMusic on June 16th. Continue reading →
New England Death Squad SCALPEL will self-release new album Methods to Delusion on July 25. Continue reading →
Influenced by bands such as Symphony X, Dream Theater, Haken, Plini, Rush along with classical, jazz and progressive rock, Montreal’s instrumental violin prog metal CYDEMIND offer a refreshing take on progressive music that is sure to attract interest from a wide audience with their new album “Erosion”. Teaming up with TheProgReport, the quintet is proud to premiere the full stream of the release, which consists of six compositions including a 27 minute masterpiece of the album’s title track.
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VEINS signs with EXTREME METAL MUSIC and release debut album and video!
EXTREME METAL MUSIC (division of Rockshots Records) is thrilled to announce the signing of the death/thrash metal band VEINS!
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Since the 2014 album “Antillius: The King Of The Light” the worldwide admirers of the Italian Metal historians KALEDON are hoping for a successor. Continue reading →