Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little River Band premiere new video clip

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Exodus announces tour dates

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Veteran thrashers EXODUS have some big news— the band is set to release a brand new album in 2014! They are currently immersed in the writing process and will issue more updates as they near the recording process.

EXODUS will head across the pond this week for a tour of 17 European cities, with stops in Barcelona, Dublin, London and more. Although Slayer is currently tapping the talents of guitarist Gary Holt for their European tour, Holt is confirmed to perform at select EXODUS dates. When Holt is not performing with EXODUS, Heathen guitarist Kragen Lum will fill in on guitar.

EXODUS Tour Dates
8/2 - Santiago de Compostela, ES @ Resurrection Festival
8/3 - Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz 3
8/4 - Luynes, FR @ Le Korigan
8/5 - Pisa, IT @ The Jungle
8/6 - Graz, AT @ Explosiv
8/7 - Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville
8/8 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
8/9 - Gävle, SE @ Getaway Rock Festival
8/10 - Deinze, BE @ Alcatraz Festival
8/11 - Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival
8/12 - Dublin, IR @ Button Factory
8/13 - London, UK @ Underworld
8/14 - Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summerbreeze Festival
8/15 - Kufstein, AT @ Kulturfabrik
8/16 - Colmar, FR @ Grillen
8/17 - Geneva, CH @ Biubstock Festival
8/18 - Theix, FR @ Motocultor Festival


EXODUS recently revealed two brand new, exclusive t-shirt designs, available now only via their official merch store at www.jsrdirect.com/merch/exodus. The new designs, “Only Death Decides” and “Horned Skull”, come with a free sticker (with mail order only). 

Coronatus releals album artwork

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CORONATUS are going to release their new album soon and have shared quite a lot of information with us!

They've entered the Klangschmiede Studio E in late May, with Markus Stock as sound engineer and producer.

Ally "The Fiddle" Storch (Haggard, ASP, Schandmaul, Umbra Et Imago) will once again appear as guest musician on CORONATUS' new album "Recreatio Carminis"!

You'll hear a familiar voice on the new album as well, because Carmen Lorch, who was the soprano voice on the band's first three albums, will appear on the album!

Rumor has it, that you can look forward to listen to a song that features all three female vocalists: Carmen, Mareike and Ada!

Mats has posted several in-depth studio updates on the band's fb page: www.facebook.com/CoronatusOfficial

Lukasz Jaszak is responsible for the cover artwork you can enjoy below!
"Recreatio Carminis" will also be available as limited edition digipak with two bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are two songs - originally taken from the band's current album "Terra Incognita" -  which have been newly mixed and where Carmen is featured as soprano voice!

The track list of CORONATUS' new album looks like this:
01. Ouvertüre
02. Towards Horizon
03. In Meinem Reich
04. The Monk
05. Schwester
06. Der Gesandte
07. Winterrosen
08. Elisa (Eleven Swans)
09. Sternenstaub
10. So Tanzt!
11. Erhebt Die Wogen!
12. Fernes Land (Feat. Carmen) (Digipak Bonus)
13. Sie Stehen Am Weg (Feat. Carmen) (Digipak Bonus)


CORONATUS' new album "Recreatio Carminis" will be released on October 25, 2013 via Massacre Records!

CORONATUS @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:  http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/coronatus          
 

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Progressive Nation at Sea 2014

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Greetings Jellies,
JOLLY is excited to announce that we will part of the Progressive Nation at Sea Festival in 2014!  Come live on a big ship with JOLLY for four days (February 18th-22nd) as we cruise from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay & Freeport, Bahamas, and enjoy an incredible list of bands (see below).  When we’re not busy rocking your faces off, we’ll be around to play shuffleboard, eat endless buffet, and do whatever other cruise activities people do.  Even napkin folding.

Here is the full list of bands:

Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian
Jon Anderson
King's X
Spock's Beard
The Flower Kings
Pain of Salvation
Riverside
Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot
Bigelf
Beardfish
The Dear Hunter
JOLLY
Next to None

Info: 

The Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd, 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ‘til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists. This is one vacation that will leave you inspired.  

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!

Nuclear Blast signs Avatarium

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AVATARIUM, the brand new band featuring legendary Swedish doom metal pioneer Leif Edling, have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast.

AVATARIUM will release their first sonic sign of life on September 20, 2013 in the form of 12” mini LP »Moonhorse« featuring the titletrack, the B-side 'Boneflower' as well as an acoustic cover version of BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'.

Besides Edling, AVATARIUM feature Marcus Jindell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, keyboardist Carl Westholm and singer extraordinaire Jennie-Ann Smith.

Commented Leif Edling: “AVATARIUM are so happy to sign with Nuclear Blast!

We would like to take our music out to the world and no-one does it better than NB.

AVATARIUM has only been around for about 8 months, so we are thrilled to begin the mix of our first album and bring our special dark/heavy/poetic metal music to the masses. We love what we do with AVATARIUM and it's an honour for us to join the Nuclear family!”


Commented Nuclear Blast A&R manager Jaap Wagemaker: “Nuclear Blast is very stoked to announce the return of Leif “the master of doom” Edling to the nuclear family! We already had the pleasure of working with Leif and CANDLEMASS in the past which was a great honour as we have been fans of his doom metal since he started making music with NEMESIS and we have followed him afterwards with all his other bands like CANDLEMASS , ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA and KRUX! We were all ears when he contacted us saying that he had founded a new band called AVATARIUM! As soon as we heard the music we fell in love with it, great melodies and riffs the way only Leif can write them and the angelic like vocals by Jennie! Leif did it again! We are very happy to welcome AVATARIUM to the Nuclear Family - we simply can't wait for you to listen to this amazing new band!“

AVATARIUM is:
Leif Edling: bass
Jennie-Ann Smith: vocals
Marcus Jidell: guitar
Lars Sköld: drums
Carl Westholm: keyboards

Jolly premiere new video clip

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This year so far, Jolly have not only released the stunning second part of ‘The Audio Guide To Happiness’, they’ve also toured Europe and the US with Polish progressive legends Riverside and released two music videos. Now the band are extremely pleased to reveal the moving new video for the beautiful track ‘As Heard On Tape’, which can be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sirc78cIFIg&feature=youtu.be

The band had this to say about the video: "When you're going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill

‘Sometimes the only way to deal with true pain is to just feel it head on. At the height of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster, David Roya, the father of JOLLY drummer/producer Louis Abramson, decided to walk to the beach for the sole purpose of letting his pain take him over. This was a particularly hard time for David, living for months in what seemed like a post-apocalyptic world, with no power, limited food, cloudy polluted air, and all the time in the world to think. Beyond the immediate trauma of the disaster, he now began to face his own mortality and feel the repressed pain of his entire life.

David walked to the beach, and spent about an hour crying, laughing, screaming, and just running through all the emotions that arose.

When he was finished, he felt a surge of relief, and energy. When he returned back home, JOLLY was over finishing up a day of filming the video for Dust Nation Bleak, and discussing ideas for further videos. David came bursting into the room and began to tell JOLLY all about his experience on the beach and how profound it was. He was oozing with excitement and elation.
After he left, bassist Anthony Rondinone turned to the rest of the band and said "this should be a music video.."

Soon after, Louis approached his father about the possibility of filming him while he went through this intense catharsis. He said at first it might be strange, but eventually he would be able to forget the camera was there. So off they went, father and son, to the dismal desolate beach, and there began a rather strange and beautiful experience. While trying to get artistic camera angles, Louis is simultaneously experiencing his father get completely overtaken by his emotions. This was a completely new experience for him, as his father had always proved to be a "tough" guy.

What may seem like a crazy man ranting on the beach is actually something quite beautiful, profound, and totally real. At the darkest time in a mans life, he was courageous enough to feel his emotions, and let the world see him in his most raw and vulnerable state. And you are witnessing this all through the eyes of his son.
JOLLY loves you.’



The band also recently announced two dates in the US with label-mates Spock’s Beard & Sound of Contact, as well as two shows with The Winery Dogs, details of which can be found below:

August 3rd – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club & Grill
w/ The Winery Dogs

August 7th – Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
w/ The Winery Dogs

August 21st - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
w/ Spock’s Beard & Sound of Contact

August 22nd - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
w/ Spock’s Beard & Sound of Contact

September 7th – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall
w/ Sound of Contact, Francis Dunnery, Edison’s Children

September 8th – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
w/ Sound of Contact, Francis Dunnery, Edison’s Children, Bolus

September 9th – Dunellen, NJ – Roxy & Duke’s
w/ Sound of Contact, Francis Dunnery, Edison’s Children

If you didn’t catch the bands last video for ‘Firewell’, check that out here: http://youtu.be/bn6TFRrcYEA

Debauchery posts album snippets

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Kings Of Carnage" snippets available, special offer at Amazon.de

Only a couple of days to go until DEBAUCHERY are going to release the new album "Kings Of Carnage".

An album teaser (http://youtu.be/8U3gB9HncwE) as well as the new song "Demonslayer" (http://youtu.be/LaL5eeJy4HY) have already been published, now you can listen to snippets from each song on "Kings Of Carnage" here: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/debauchery

Starting August 2, 2013 people living in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have the chance to download DEBAUCHERY's new album for 5€ only on Amazon.de

The limited offer for the MP3 download ends on August 4th, 11:59 PM CEST.

It will be available here: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00DHLM8AO

"Kings Of Carnage" was recorded and produced at the House Of Music Studios with Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Krokus, Axxis).

DEBAUCHERY @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:  http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/debauchery            
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www.facebook.com/Debaucherykills
www.youtube.com/user/DebaucheryBG

New Die Apokalyptischen Reiter double-album in 2014

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The successor of »Moral & Wahnsinn« (2011) is announcing itself. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will return on May 30, 2014 with a new double album. 

The inspiration for it was brought home by the band from all around the world. Trips through the Everglades, the snow-covered French Alps, the legendary Giant Mountains and a rehearsal room on a house boat. 

“The more uncommon the place, the more appealing it appears to us”, front man Fuchs summarizes.



True Widow premiere new video clip

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True Widow’s turn-of-the-last-century, sepia-toned music video for “S:H:S” is available now on YouTube here bit.ly/15af6I4.

The Dallas-based trio released their Relapse Record’s debut, Circumambulation, last week.

The album, dubbed “hypnotic” by NPR and as “absolute perfection” by Ghettoblaster, is “musical noir” (Seattle Times) that “does a brilliant job of expressing the network of … dark emotions that make us human” (Exclaim). Alternative Press described Circumambulation as being “wrapped in spidery melody, reverb-haunted twang and plodding, almost processional rhythms.”

True Widow will join Chelsea Wolfe for a full tour in the US this September.

Circumambulation is streaming in its entirety via Bandcamp here and a free mp3 download of “Four Teeth” is available via Relapse’s website here.

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65daysofstatic posts tour dates

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During the past few weeks, 65daysofstatic have let loose several teasers into the world wide web revealing details on their forthcoming new album. We can now confirm that the album will be titled ‘Wild Light’ and is going to be released on the 16th September 2013. You can check out the fantastic artwork courtesy of Caspar Newbolt of Version Industries (Louis CK, Alessandro Cortini, Daft Punk, Big Black Delta) above. 


The three teaser trailers can be found below:
Teaser 1: http://vimeo.com/69538450
Teaser 2: http://vimeo.com/70615236
Teaser 3: http://vimeo.com/71209502

65daysofstatic recently presented their Audio-Visual installation/performance ‘Sleepwalk City’ in Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery during the Tramlines Festival, and the cutting edge display was met with packed crowds across the weekend. The band still has some festival appearances scheduled for this summer, as well as the already announced UK & European tour dates where Australian band Sleep-Makes-Waves have been announced as support. Dates can be found below:

03 AUG: Y-NOT FESTIVAL, Matlock, UK
16 AUG: BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL, Devon, UK
29 AUG: HARE & HOUNDS, Birmingham, UK
30 AUG: ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL, Somerset, UK

UK & EUROPE:
22 SEP: LIQUID ROOM, Edinburgh, UK
23 SEP: SOUND CONTROL, Manchester, UK
24 SEP: RESCUE ROOMS, Nottingham, UK
25 SEP: SCALA, London, UK
26 SEP: THEKLA, Bristol, UK
27 SEP: HANDELSBEURS, Ghent, Belgium
28 SEP: REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL,Hamburg, Germany
29 SEP: FORUM, Bielefeld, Germany
30 SEP: LUXOR, Köln, Germany
01 OCT: BATSCHKAPP, Frankfurt, Germany
02 OCT: MELKWEG, Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 OCT: VERA, Groningen, Netherlands
04 OCT: LIDO, Berlin, Germany
05 OCT: FIRLEJ, Wrocklaw, Poland
06 OCT: BASEN, Warsaw, Poland
07 OCT: CLUB FLÉDA, Brno, Czech Republic
08 OCT: ROXY, Prague, Czech Republic
10 OCT: DURER KERT, Budapest Hungary
11 OCT: MOCHVARA, Zagreb, Croatia
12 OCT: FLEX, Vienna, Austria
13 OCT: HANSA 39, Munich, Germany
14 OCT: SCHOCKEN, Stuttgart, Germany
16 OCT: NOUVEAU CASINO, Paris, France
17 OCT: LES TRINITAIRES, Metz, France
18 OCT: LA LAITERIE, Strasborg, France
20 OCT: LA POUDRIÈRE, Belfort, France
21 OCT: KOMPLEX KLUB, Zurich, Switzerland
22 OCT: TUNNEL CLUB, Milan, Italy
23 OCT: CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI, Rome, Italy
24 OCT: LOKOMOTIV CLUB, Bologna, Italy

Links zu Ticketverkäufen findet ihr hier: http://www.65daysofstatic.com/blog/65live

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www.65daysofstatic.com
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Soulfly reveals album artwork

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Legendary Brazilian extreme metallers SOULFLY have revealed the cover art of the band's forthcoming studio effort, »Savages«, which is set for release on October 4, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The artwork was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for SCARED REICH’s legendary »Surf Nicaragua« cover.

Furthermore, mainman and metal legend, Max Cavalera, commented on the album:

“Recording »Savages« was an amazing experience for me. I was so excited to work with Terry Date, whom I consider to be one of the best producers of all time. He has done some great records and we have been in contact for awhile since he mixed three SOULFLY albums in the past. He came to see SOULFLY whenever we played in Seattle, and we finally made it work that he would be the producer for »Savages«. My teammates were awesome. Marc did some crazy guitar noises and we did a 'Mars Part Two' at the end of 'El Comegente' - it's very LED ZEPPELIN influenced and Marc kicked some ass on it. I wrote 'El Comegente' with Tony Campos. It's in Portuguese and Spanish and it's about Vargas - a Venezuelan cannibal from the 80's. He is the Hannibal Lecter of the Andes. Crazy shit! I worked for the first time on a full album with my son, Zyon. Before recording the album I first worked closely at home with him in preproduction, and it was great to spend weeks on the songs with Zyon, shaping the sound of the record. Zyon did a great job and he hits really hard just like his uncle Iggor - it was amazing recording with my son. A whole record! A dream come true for a father whose life is dedicated to metal. »Savages« is a celebration of all that.”
Max Cavalera

Produced, engineered and mixed by renowned sound guru Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, WHITE ZOMBIE), »Savages« will be released as a limited edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.


Guest vocal appearances on »Savages« include bass player Tony Campos, Max Cavalera's son Igor Cavalera (LODY KONG), CLUTCH's Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH's Mitch Harris and Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR fame.

Read, what all guest vocalists share:

"I was super pumped when I got the call to add vocals to 'Bloodshed'. It's badass that Nuclear Blast chose it as the first single.“

Igor Cavalera (LODY KONG)

"It was pretty incredible working with heavy metal legends like Max and all of SOULFLY."
Jamie Hanks (I DECLARE WAR)

“I am stoked to have been asked by Max to participate on the 'Ayatollah Of Rock 'N' Rolla' track! Max brought CLUTCH out on some of our earliest and most formative tours and this brought back some very fond memories of singing with Max all those years ago.“
Neil Fallon (CLUTCH)

„It was an honor for me to finally collaborate on a song with Max and co. It's something we've been talking about for the last 9 years. I've always felt like part of the Cavalera extended family, and for me it was a truly uplifting, comforting and memorable experience after say 26 years or so. We ran through all the takes together, trying to capture the carnal energy, the push and pull between force and action. Friction, charisma, and something true directing the sole intent of the message, that was my general angle on it. Art and expression are about capturing the moment, the essence of a connection between like-minded souls, expanding on concise ideas that start small and end up big.“
Mitch Harris (NAPALM DEATH)

“Getting to share vocals with Max on "El Comegente" was great. The song was coming along so quick, I pretty much wrote lyrics for that on the spot. I showed Max a couple of different things and used the stuff he thought was cool and made him laugh.“
Tony Campos (SOULFLY)


»Savages« tracklist:

01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)

02. Cannibal Holocaust

03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)

04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)

05. Master Of Savagery

06. Spiral

07. This Is Violence

08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)

09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)

10. Soulfliktion

Limited Edition CD & 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:

11. Fuck Reality

12. Soulfly IX



Pre-order »Savages« via http://smarturl.it/soulflyalbum2013



More on »Savages«:

Studio trailer #1: http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM
Studio trailer #2: http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4


Sabaton reveals live album artwork

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Swedish heavy metal superstars SABATON have revealed the cover artwork for the band's first ever live DVD/Blu Ray »Swedish Empire Live« as well as its tracklist and available formats.

»Swedish Empire Live« features the band's stunning live performance at the renowned Polish Woodstock Festival in 2012 where over half a million fans had gathered to watch SABATON deliver as they are known for doing.

Besides this overwhelming main feature, the first ever SABATON live offering also features even more live footage of the band's performances in Gothenburg, London and Oberhausen on their extensive “Swedish Empire Tour”.

»Swedish Empire Live« can be pre-orderd via http://smarturl.it/SABATON-SwEmpire and will be out September 20, 2009 - available as

2Blu-Ray Digi
2DVD Digi
DVD !!!Poland only!!!
CD Digi
2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster)
2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) !!!Nuclear Blast Mailorder only!!!
Earbook
(2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)
Special Leather Hardcover Earbook !!!Nuclear Blast Mailorder only!!!
(2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)


The Trail Of Dead posts snippet

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have been hard at work finishing the ‘Tao Of The Dead Part 3’ EP, which they are funding with the help of their fans through PledgeMusic. They have now released a 2-minute snippet of the near 20-minute long composition for the listening pleasure of the fans who have already pledge to the project. If you are one of those people, you can listen at the following link: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/trailofdead/updates/24504
If you want to hear the snippet and haven’t yet pledged, you can do so here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/trailofdead
There are a whole host of exclusive items available to pledgers including handwritten lyric sheets, signed CD’s & LP’s, damaged cymbals and even paintings by Conrad Keely. Not only that, but a portion of the money raised will go to the charity APLE (https://www.facebook.com/aple.cambodia) which helps protect childrens rights in Cambodia.

The band also have a selection of European tour dates throughout the summer which you can find below:

European 2013 Tour Dates31 – Jul- Kulturladen – Konstanz, Germany
2-Aug - FSW (Visions Party) – Dortmund, Germany
3-Aug - Stoner Rock Festival – Bad Bentheim, Germany
7-Aug – Fluxbau – Berlin, Germany
8-Aug - Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
9-Aug - Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg, Germany
10-Aug - Manufaktur – Schorndorf, Germany
11-Aug - Open Flair – Eschwege, Germany


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ashes of Ares posts album trailer

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ASHES OF ARES is the new formation of Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH).

On September 6th, Nuclear Blast release their self-titled debut album, which was produced at Morrisound Recording by Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED).

Today ASHES OF ARES proudly presents a new album trailer, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh8AegQZauQ&feature=youtu.be


»Ashes Of Ares« will be released as a limited CD in Digipak incl. a bonus track as well as in two different 2LP versions. The tracklist reads as follows:
01. The Messenger
02. Move the Chains
03. On Warrior's Wings
04. Punishment
05. This is my Hell
06. Dead Man's Plight
07. Chalice of Man
08. The Answer
09. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
bonus track
11. The Answer (acoustic version)

Get the album here: http://smarturl.it/ashesofares

ASHES OF ARES are
Matt Barlow (ex ICED EARTH) – vocals
Freddie Vidales (ex ICED EARTH) – guitar & bass
Van Williams (ex NEVERMORE) – drums

Be sure to check out:
Trailer part 1: http://youtu.be/MOFcbfBg_30
Trailer part 2: http://youtu.be/9N_A1Y7VDxk
Trailer part 3: http://youtu.be/X6Iecq5Tw1g

Trailer part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh8AegQZauQ&feature=youtu.be

Lyric video for `Dead Man’s Plight´: http://bit.ly/156LdEp


Nightwish recording Wacken show

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After having been decorated with triple platinum status in Finland as well as with gold statuses in numerous European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Poland, among others) for their latest studio masterpiece »Imaginaerum«, after the release of their very own highly successful fantasy motion picture »Imaginaerum by Nightwish« and after having been on tour all around the globe in the course of the `Imaginaerum World Tour´, legendary Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are approaching the end of a cycle now, as the last three live shows in support of »Imaginaerum« are closing in.

And what would be a better way to celebrate the grand finale than to capture the entire upcoming show at Wacken Open Air – the world’s biggest heavy metal festival – for a live DVD/Blu-ray?

Mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen states:
“The time has come soon to wrap up the magical & memorable one-and-a-half year `Imaginaerum World Tour´ 2012-2013! We still have three shows left, one of them being at the legendary Wacken Open Air Metal Festival on the 3rd of August. This show will be something extra special, since it will be released later this year on DvD/Blu-ray, together with a massive `Imaginaerum World Tour´ 2012-2013 documentary. Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen, has been nothing but incredible during her time in Nightwish on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film! “

Be sure to be right in front of the True Metal Stage at Wacken Open Air on coming Saturday, August 3, at 22:45 CEST when NIGHTWISH will capture their bombastic live magic for eternity!

The final »Imaginaerum World Tour« shows:
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
11.08. D Hildesheim - M’era Luna Festival


Riverside announces autumn tour

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After more than three months, RIVERSIDE’s “New Generation Tour” is over. During this tour the band was promoting their latest album “Shrine of New Generation Slaves”, which was released at the beginning of this year via InsideOutMusic. During these dates the band played for their biggest audiences so far in more than 20 countries, before starting out with a string of successful summer festival shows.
 

A next run of dates has been now announced for the “Autumn Edition” of the tour as follows:

RIVERSIDE - “New Generation Tour – Autumn Edition”:
Dates in Germany presented by Eclipsed and Rock hard

13.09.2013 Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutakko
14.09.2013 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi, Helsinki
16.09.2013 Stockholm (Sweden) - Bryggarsalen
17.09.2013 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Musikens Hus
18.09.2013 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee
20.09.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
21.09.2013 Hilversum (The Netherlands) - De Vorstin
22.09.2013 Oberhausen (Germany) - Zentrum Altenberg
24.09.2013 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur
26.09.2013 Lisbon (Portugal) - Paradise Garage
27.09.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
28.09.2013 Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
29.09.2013 Pamplona (Spain) - Auditorio Baluarte
01.10.2013 Luynes (France) - Korigan
02.10.2013 Milano (Italy) - Factory
03.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
04.10.2013 München (Germany) - Strom
06.10.2013 Wien (Austria) - Reigen

After having successfully appeared at festivals like Hellfest (France), Burg Herzberg (Germany) or Zwarte Cross (The Netherlands), RIVERSIDE will still be playing the following festival shows in Poland this summer:

RIVERSIDE – Live at festivals 2013:
23.08.2013 Cieszanów (Poland) - Cieszanów Rock Festiwal 2013
30.08.2013 Rybnik (Poland) - Festival Magia Rocka, Rybnik
31.08.2013 Inowroclaw (Poland) - Ino-Rock 2013
07.09.2013 Łódź (Poland) - Mixer Regionalny Łódzkie 2013


RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in to comment:
"We've played about 50 gigs so far. We visited many places for the first time. The audience was amazing. The concerts in such places as Mexico, Atlanta, Paris, Belgrade and many many more will stay in our memories for long. There are many places yet to visit, and that’s why a second leg of the tour will take place in September and October. It's our 10th-year anniversary so we've got to take advantage of that"


In other great news, the Progressive Music Awards 2013 from UK’s Prog Magazine (taking place this year on the 3rd September at Kew Gardens in London), have revealed this year’s nominations and RIVERSIDE appear listed for “Breakthrough Artist” and for the “Anthem” category with the single “Celebrity Touch”. RIVERSIDE fans can show their support by voting at the following link: http://awards.progrockmag.com

Upon release, RIVERSIDE’s newest album, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”, impressively entered the national sales charts of several countries as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.

Next to standard CD and Digital download versions which feature the main tracklisting of 8 songs, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", the band’s fifth studio album, is also available as limited 2-CD Mediabook (including 2 bonustracks on a separate disc and an expanded 32-pages booklet) and as Gatefold-2LP (with the same two bonustracks) on 180 gr. vinyl (unlimited black edition and a limited blue-grey coloured vinyl edition of 200x copies!)

All versions of "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" can be ordered within Europe from the IOM webshop:
http://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=shrine

A promotional video clip for the album’s first single, “Celebrity Touch”, can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/HAqU-RDnYyY

A lyric video clip for the songs “The Depth Of Self-Delusion” (Radio-Edit),
which showcases the album’s beautiful artwork courtesy of Travis Smith
(Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Opeth, etc.) can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/QuIflRajVvw

A live version of the song ”Feel Like Falling” from a show in The Netherlands earlier this year can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8ysFFx_jU

And also you can watch an online-teaser for the “SoNGS” album here:
http://youtu.be/KOB8BCv9ZmE


RIVERSIDE online:
http://www.riversideband.pl
http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl

Eisregen reveals album artwork

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EISREGEN fans are eagerly awaiting the band's new masterpiece "Todestage", which will be released in late October 2013!

M. Roth already spilled the beans about what to expect from the album:
"If you're looking forward to a varied album, you won't be disappointed. It will most likely contain 11 songs and we've focussed on an extreme vocal style."


The cover artwork of "Todestage" is drawn by Yantit himself.
M. Roth has also confirmed the title of the album opener as "Waldgott" and the final song is called "Seele Mein".

Working titles for a couple of potential "Todestage" songs are for example: "Auf Höllenfahrt", "DSDSL (Deutschland Sucht die Superleiche)" or "Mitternacht".


EISREGEN and DEBAUCHERY are also going to play in Stuttgart, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria, during their "Todestage Tour 2013"!

On December 7th, EISREGEN will play in Leipizg with EWIGHEIM.

Here are all tour dates of EISREGEN:
30.-31.08.2013 DE Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Festival - www.facebook.com/events/457788484264406
07.12.2013 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser - www.facebook.com/events/175005649346970


Todestage Tour 2013
presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Noizeletter, Musix + Metalnews
EISREGEN
DEBAUCHERY
+ Special Guests
08.11.2013 DE Peine / OT Gadenstedt - Black Hand Inn - www.facebook.com/events/200333533447110
09.11.2013 DE Würzburg - Posthalle - www.facebook.com/events/451386294954855
16.11.2013 CH Zürich - Dynamo - www.facebook.com/events/307692379361628
22.11.2013 DE Hamburg - Markthalle - www.facebook.com/events/390507147721623
23.11.2013 DE Essen - Turock - www.facebook.com/events/575421325821660
29.11.2013 AT Wien - Szene - www.facebook.com/events/489261774475997
30.11.2013 DE München - Backstage - www.facebook.com/events/289887814480265
13.12.2013 DE Berlin - K17 - www.facebook.com/events/528261743901975
14.12.2013 DE Erfurt - From Hell - www.facebook.com/events/141783012675632
20.12.2013 AT Salzburg - Rockhouse - www.facebook.com/events/396737547097060
21.12.2013 DE Stuttgart - Universum - www.facebook.com/events/333870693411603


EISREGEN's new album "Todestage" will be released on October 25, 2013 via Massacre Records!

EISREGEN @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/eisregen
 
www.fleischhaus.de
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The Defiled streams new album

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THE DEFILED’s crushing new album »Daggers« and first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment will be released coming Friday, August 2. In anticipation of this, Metal Hammer Germany are streaming the record in its entirety now! Check out the full album stream here: http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article452065

»Daggers« follows the band's debut album »Grave Times« (2011), which secured the band's status as one of the UK’s most successful unsigned metal acts.

The full tracklisting for the »Daggers«Limited Digpak CD is:
01. Sleeper (4:00)
02. Unspoken (4:05)
03. Saints And Sinners (3:49)
04. As I Drown (4:41)
05. Porcelain (3:23)
06. New Approach (3:09)
07. Fragments Of Hope (4:30)
08. The Infected (4:01)
09. The Mourning After (4:14)
10. Five Minutes (4:38)
11. No Place Like Home (4:44)
Bonus tracks:
12. I Destroy What Destroys Me (4:16)
13. Self Under Siege (3:25)

Pre-order »Daggers« here: http://smarturl.it/DaggersCD

THE DEFILED are confirmed as main support to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on their upcoming UK tour in September:
12 Sept // Dublin Academy 1
13 Sept // Belfast Mandela Hall
14 Sept // Glasgow Garage
15 Sept // Newcastle O2 Academy 2
16 Sept // Manchester Academy
18 Sept // Leeds Cockpit
19 Sept // Nottingham Rescue Rooms
20 Sept // Birmingham O2 Academy 2
21 Sept // London The Forum
22 Sept // Bristol The Fleece
23 Sept // Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Also be sure to check out:
track-by-track pt.1: http://youtu.be/pL4XAUaIZNM
track-by-track pt.2: http://bit.ly/12BFUJQ
track-by-track pt.3: http://bit.ly/16j37TF
the stage outfit trailer: http://youtu.be/BnaPew7EX2Q
the official `Unspoken´ video clip: http://bit.ly/13iSDoL
the making-of `Unspoken´: http://bit.ly/13ixTgQ
the official `Unspoken´ remix: http://bit.ly/UnspokenRemix



 
www.facebook.com/thedefiled | www.nuclearblast.de/the-defiled

Spiritual Beggars announces “Earth Blues” Tour 2013

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Sweden’s Classic-Rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, who released their 8th studio album "Earth Blues“ via InsideOutMusic in April 2013 to much acclaim, are announcing a new run of shows for October with UK’s Purson as special guests, in addition to their previously announced shows in Greece and an appearance at Japan’s giant Loud Park festival. Here is an overview of all upcoming shows for SPIRITUAL BEGGARS in 2013

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Earth Blues” Tour 2013
11.10.2013 Athens (Greece) – Kyttaro Live
12.10.2013 Thessaloniki (Greece) – Eightball
20.10.2013 Saitama City (Japan) – Loud Park festival 2013

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Earth Blues” Tour 2013 + PURSON:
25.10.2013 Siegburg (Germany) – Kubana
26.10.2013 Roermond (The Netherlands) – ECI Cultuurfabriek
27.10.2013 Bremen (Germany) – Tivoli
29.10.2013 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central
30.10.2013 Esch sur Alzette (Luxemburg) – Kulturfabrik
31.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Borderij
01.11.2013 Lille (France) – Splendid
02.11.2013 Hasselt (Belgium) – Muziekodroom

Just in right time for the upcoming tour, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will be re-issuing two of their classic catalogue titles on October 14th, 2013: The band’s 2005 “Demons” album will be available for the first time ever on vinyl via InsideOutMusic and additionally also the band’s acclaimed and hard-to-find debut album, the self-titled “Spiritual Beggars” from 1994, will be re-released with over 70 minutes (!) of unreleased bonus material via Century Media Records. Look out for more details about these titles soon.

Check out the official video clip for the album’s opening track, “Wise As A Serpent”, here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDb7r2E5qfw

A static video for the song “Turn The Tide” can also be heard here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVvKjUj1lns

Check out the track “Kingmaker” here:
http://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/spiritual-beggars-kingmake

Monday, July 29, 2013

Arven reveals album artwork

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They made it! ARVEN have finished the recordings of their upcoming second studio album "Black Is The Colour"!

The band was quite busy with recording choirs, orchestrations, guest vocals and violins in the past few weeks.

After the recordings, Markus Teske mastered and mixed the album at the Bazement Studio.

"Black Is The Colour" will be available as Jewel Case CD, digital download as well as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks!

The bonus tracks are cover versions of Irish folk songs.

Jan "Örkki" Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) is responsible for the cover artwork.
The tracklisting of "Black Is The Colour" looks like this:
01. Believe
02. Don't Look Back
03. Rainsong
04. The One For Me
05. All I Got
06. My Darkest Dream
07. Cercle d'Emeraude
08. In Your Dreams
09. Firesite Stories
10. My Fall
11. Ride On (Digipak Bonus Track)
12. Black Is The Colour (Digipak Bonus Track)


Van Canto’s Stefan Schmidt is performing as a guest vocalist and will sing a duet with Carina on the song "The One For Me"! Stefan is also part of the choir you can hear on the album.

ARVEN's new album "Black Is The Colour" is going to be released on August 23, 2013 via Massacre Records!

ARVEN @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:  http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/arven

www.arvenmusic.com
www.facebook.com/arvenmusic

The Ocean premiere new video clip

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THE OCEAN has launched a brand new video for Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams from their most recent album, Pelagial!

The video is the band's first official music video, not counting previous videos composed of live footage, and was directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach, produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray. Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams is streaming now HERE!

Guitarist and founding member Robin Staps comments: "This clip is blending performance footage with excerpts from Craig Murray's 'Pelagial' movie, which was released along with the limited edition CD and vinyl boxset versions of the album. We've never really done a clip like that before, but it was great fun making this."

THE OCEAN just announced a European headlining tour for the fall of this year!

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
29/10/13 DE – Hamburg - Logo
30/10/13 NL – Haarlem - Patronaat
31/10/13 NL – Rotterdam - Baroeg
01/11/13 UK – London - The Garage
03/11/13 FR – Paris - Divan du Monde
05/11/13 ES – Barcelona - Apolo 2
06/11/13 ES – Madrid - Caracol
07/11/13 PT – Porto - Hard Club
09/11/13 IT – Torino - AudioDrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome - Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana - Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München - Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur - Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort - La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen - Zeche Carl
17/11/13 DE – Berlin - Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw - Proxima
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

Pelagial, the latest album from THE OCEAN, has been received with open arms and ears across the globe – this is a band that is becoming widely regarded as leaders within their genre. Metal Sucks declared that THE OCEAN have "never written more intriguing music" in their 5/5 review. Spin recognised the band's diversity with "Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings… [before] the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos". Decibel noted a band who have "become more luxurious, experimental and textural", Terrorizer heard an album "ambitious and adventurous", whilst Kerrang were bowled over by "melodrama, intimacy, grandeur, grace and big fucking riffs." Rock-A-Rolla, bastions of taste at the experimental end of heavy music, emphasised how revered The Ocean currently are: "With Isis gone, no one has yet taken their place as intelligent and sensitive masters of post-metal but, with this, there's no doubt that The Ocean are shoe-ins for the title."

The latter's emphasis is fitting considering THE OCEAN recently toured a number of sell out shows with another master of post-metal, Cult of Luna. The Mastodon reference is relevant after they invited THE OCEAN out for their summer tour dates, and the diversity on display is never more apparent when you consider tours in the past few years with Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth and Anathema. THE OCEAN has an army of fans, and undoubtedly the respect of their peers.

Diverse elements are honed and perfected on Pelagial, and this ethos is at the heart of the touring package for THE OCEAN's headline European tour. For an album that treads a wild and creative path within and outside of the supposed boundaries of metal, Norway's SHINING could not be a more appropriate addition to the touring bill. Their new album One One One was recently released and it's direct and pulsating approach is gathering the same kind of response that saw 2010's Blackjazz get rave reviews all over the world, with contemporaries such as Danko Jones and Mike Portnoy writing pieces praising the band. If you've seen them live then you'll know how good they are; if you've not, you need to! Poland's TIDES FROM NEBULA meanwhile have been mesmerising the underground and in 2013 they take a step up, releasing their new album via a brand new label. They bring post-rock to this package, a welcome ingredient due to this genre touching aspects of Pelagial. Finally, France's HACRIDE bring some serious, technical heaviness to the tour, as anyone who has heard their new album Back To Where You've Never Been will testify.

http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://youtu.be/_WkizMWOFpw

Martyr announces new bass player

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After the departure of former bass player Toine van der Linden - due to personal circumstances - MARTYR immediately set focus on finding a replacement and succeeded within two weeks when Jeffrey blew them away at his first audition for the band. MARTYR is pleased to say to have found the perfect man for the job.

But Jeffrey is not just a new bass player, he is a new member who fit the shoes of representing MARTYR on all levels. Bringing the power, strength and skills to the classic 80's MARTYR songs as well as the current and future MARTYR tunes, Jeffrey is taking the ambition to the next level.

An ambition that will be noticed after recording a new MARTYR album end 2013, early 2014 with an expected release later in 2014. Jeffrey's first live appearance will be on the famous Tattoo fest 2013 on August 24th in Nijverdal – Netherlands followed by more festival appearances over Europe.

"MARTYR would like to thank Toine for the wonderful years and everyone who took part in the auditions and helped us out!"

http://www.martyronline.nl
http://www.facebook.com/MARTYRONLINE
http://twitter.com/martyronline

Cattle Decapitation premiere new video clip

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CATTLE DECAPITATION has launched a brand new video for Your Disposal from their most recent album, Monolith of Inhumanity. The band worked with Mitch Massie once again to create an irreverent, grotesque piece of video.

CATTLE DECAPITATION's Travis Ryan comments: "Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest album "Monolith of Inhumanity." Here we see Eve giving birth to humanity, a living, breathing piece of primordial meat birthed into the dirt making its way through the garden of eden, hellbent on destruction… A clean and conscious monolith foretelling what could be possible given the fact that humans exhibit superior traits of intelligence, instead the earth is flooded with technological fallout and debris by the hands of man. This video is very much a prequel to our other videos "Forced Gender Reassignment" and of course, "Kindgom of Tyrants"."

Fans can stream Your Disposal now at metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.

http://www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation

James LaBrie solo album out now!

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Dream Theater’s James LaBrie is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled “Impermanent Resonance”, which is released NOW in Europe via InsideOutMusic. Media is already raving about the album and amongst other great press results, “Impermanent Resonance” was just voted “album of the month” in the new issue of The Netherland’s respected Metal publication Aardschok Magazine. Congratulations!

James LaBrie has checked in with the following message to enhance the release date:
“Hey everyone,
I along with the rest of the guys are extremely excited with the release of ‘Impermanent Resonance'.
Can't wait to hear/read each and everyone's vibe and comments.
We (the band) feel this is our best album to date and hope you feel the same.
Take care and Raaaaaawk this disc to no end…”


James LaBrie – “Impermanent Resonance”
01. Agony
02. Undertow
03. Slight Of Hand
04. Back On The Ground
05. I Got You
06. Holding On
07. Lost In The Fire
08. Letting Go
09. Destined To Burn
10. Say You're Still Mine
11. Amnesia
12. I Will Not Break

Next to the standard CD and the Digital Download format, “Impermanent Resonance” is also be available in Europe as limited edition Digipak featuring alternate artwork and two bonus tracks (“Unraveling” and “Why”)
as well as on limited LP version (with the full album as bonus CD).

The previous James LaBrie album, “Static Impulse” from 2010, is also now released for the first time ever on LP format (with the full album as bonus CD).

Both LP’s are available on 180gr. black vinyl but also on strictly limited clear vinyl (only 200x copies each!).

Here are online purchase links for “Impermanent Resonance” in all the available formats in Europe:

“Impermanent Resonance” in Europe (all formats): http://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=impermanent
“Static Impulse” in Europe (all formats): http://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=static

Next to James LaBrie and his longtime songwriting partner, keyboardist and background vocalist Matt Guillory, the line-up on this diverse and extremely entertaining new album also features Marco Sfogli from Italy on guitar, Ray Riendeau (Halford, Machines of Loving Grace) on bass and Dream Theater audition’s finalist Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, Arch Enemy, etc.) from Sweden on drums, making it the same line-up for the group as on the previous, much acclaimed album, “Static Impulse”, from 2010. Furthermore, former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers was also added to the fold for songwriting and guitar recording contributions.

A video from Peter Wildoer’s drum recordings for “Impermanent Resonance”
at Sweden’s Fascination Street recordings studios can now be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILGw46EYzA

The new album’s dynamic opening track, “Agony”, is available to be checked out as stream here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqOHNPdh1Pw

It can also be downloaded for free at the following location: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/agony

A lyric-video for the outstanding album track “Back On The Ground” can be checked out here: http://youtu.be/ralb05GOLjA

“Impermanent Resonance” was once again mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren, while artwork duties were handled by Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Kamelot, etc.).

“Impermanent Resonance” Line-Up:
James LaBrie - Lead Vocals
Matt Guillory - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marco Sfogli - Guitars
Ray Riendeau - Bass
Peter Wildoer - Drums, Screams

Maschine premiere new song

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The much anticipated debut album from Brighton-based progressive rockers Maschine is finally upon us, with its release arriving today. To celebrate the band have revealed the title track from the album ‘Rubidium’ for you to enjoy here: http://youtu.be/z0d2s4ImUg0

The album has already been receiving some great reviews, with Classic Rock calling them ‘very promising indeed’ and Classic Rock Society saying it is ‘as good a prog album as you will hear this year.’


The band also recently released a full album trailer which features snippets of each track from the record. Check that out here: http://youtu.be/VNtPi3KcC-s

Fans can download an edit of the albums opening track ‘The Fallen’ here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/maschine/


The album is available as a limited edition digipak CD with two bonus tracks, and digital download and pre-orders can be found at the InsideOut Shop here: http://www.insideoutshop.de/Item/Maschine_-_Rubidium_-Special_Edition-/15895

Formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Luke Machin at the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music, UK-based prog rockers Maschine are the new young stars on the InsideOut roster. “Young” in this case doesn’t mean inexperienced or amateurish, however, as Machin and bassist Daniel Mash logged in a solid three years as members of The Tangent while preparing to go off on their own with their own brand of music. Now with a fantastic five-piece line-up, the band is ready to make their mark in the progressive world.

Band Line-Up:
Luke Machin – guitar/vocals
Elliot Fuller – guitar
Dan Mash – bass
James Stewart – drums
Georgia Lewis – keyboards/vocals

Houston posts behind-the-scene video

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Swedish AOR outfit HOUSTON have posted two behind-the-scenes video’s making of HOUSTON‘s forthcoming full length-album, “II“, the video’s “Day 1 – The Photos” and “Day 2 – Drums“ can be viewed below.

Day 1 - The Photos: http://youtu.be/u-MmOzh8oqA
Day 2 - Drums: http://youtu.be/zcAI9MMwLlo

The new single ‘I’m Coming Home‘ featuring Tommy Denander on guitars, Soufian Ma’Aoui for the bass and is due for digital release on August 5th, and precedes the release of the full-length album, II, on September 2nd.

HOUSTON “II” is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2010 debut. The band has been working on the new songs since the last tour of the UK in 2011, and the result shows that it was not chance that got their first album to 1st place of Classic Rock Magazine’s top AOR albums of 2010. Producer/keyboard player Ricky Delin has for this album become a full member of the band, together with Hank Erix (vocals) and Freddie Allen (drums). The trio has once again used Sweden’s finest melodic rock musicians, such as the great Tommy Denander for most guitar parts and long-time band associate Soufian Ma’Aoui for the bass parts.

Tracklisting: 1. Glory, 2. I’m Coming Home, 3. Return My Heart, 4. Talk To Me, 5. Back To The Summer Of Love, 6. 24 Hours, 7. On The Radio, 8. Losing, 9. Just Friends, 10. Believe

HOUSTON are:

Hank Erix – Lead & Backing Vocals
Ricky Delin – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Freddie Allen – Drums

With the additional talents of: Soufian Ma’aoui – Bass Guitar, Tommy Denander – Guitars, Calle Hammer – Guitars & Keyboards, Jay Cutter – Keyboard intro loop, Minnah Karlsson – Duet Vocal, Victor Lundberg – Backing vocals, Kristoffer Lagerstrom – Backing vocals, Geir Ronning – Backing vocals, Jessa Slatter – Backing vocals, Catharina Lindqvist – Spoken voice

The album’s ten tracks were carefully chosen among a ton of material. “Only the really good tunes make the cut. We wouldn’t release an album with ok songs” states Freddie Allen, founding member and main song writer together with Ricky Delin. Together, the duo wrote some of the most notable tracks off the first album, such as Pride, Hold On and Truth Slips – which made 17th place of Classic Rock Magazine’s best songs of 2010.

HOUSTON‘s new album, is a must for every AOR & Melodic Rock connoisseur.

www.facebook.com/Houstonsweden

Iron Knights announces new line-up

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Following the recent upheaval in the camps and a forced retreat from the public eye, Iron Knights have been working tirelessly to rebuild the band in order to continue with their mission. Now, Iron Knights has been successfully rebuilt and is back to start a new chapter with a new line-up, a new look and a new sound.

Iron Knights are:
Jamie Gibson - vocals
Jay Parmar - guitar
Paul ‘Beam’ Robbie - bass
Larry Paterson – drums


To showcase the new sound of Iron Knights, the track 'Destroyer' is available for FREE download via the band's website: www.ironknightsband.com. 

An immensely talented 4-piece heavy metal band, Iron Knights are already working on a new album, which will be released early next year.