domingo, 28 de mayo de 2017

News: Out Now! Nu-Metal DIRTY MACHINE New Album 'Discord' via Zombie Shark Records


Built to last and refusing to follow the indie music scene that has been dominating California, DIRTY MACHINE has tasked themselves with bringing homegrown American Nu Metal back to the forefront of the industry. Based out of Los Angeles, the crowd this band draws has been moshing to their down-tuned rhythm since 2012. Consisting of David Leach (front man), Darren Davis (guitar, vocals), Arnold Quezada (guitar), NIGHTMARE (percussion), DJ Ecusa (turntable), and Youngblood (bass); the members of DIRTY MACHINE have brought together their eclectic musical backgrounds to form a powerhouse group that will not be fading away anytime soon. With major influences from bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Nonpoint, Mudvayne and Sevendust, DIRTY MACHINE has quickly built a rabid underground along with sharing the stage with Ghost, Sixx AM, Disturbed, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Alien Ant Farm, Otep, Metalachi, and Orgy. 

Signing with Zombie Shark RecordsDIRTY MACHINE's new album "Discord" is now available as of May 26th. The release features eight infectious tunes along with three bonus tracks produced with Ben Jovi at Left Coast Label Studios with mixing by Arnold "Hedge" Quezada and Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios along with mastering by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810, Within The Ruins).

A full stream of "Discord" can be heard at https://zombiesharkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/discord and is available on iTunesSpotify and all major online retailers.

Their music video for the album's title-track was produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric; who has directed music videos for Hollywood Undead, Combi Christ and Stitched up Heart. Watch it now at https://youtu.be/ca_Y9SDIsWc 

'Discord' Tracklist:
1. Discord
2. Seeds
3. Self Made Hero
4. Social Recoil
5. Ecusa's Nightmare
6. Built
7. C4
8. Wonka
9. Refuse To Follow (Bonus Track)
10. Victory (Bonus Track)
11. J-Dead (Bonus Track)

New Videoclips: Across The Divide - Worthless

News: Out Now! KARKAOS Unleash New Album 'Children of The Void'


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 artists Lindsay 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.

"We have been working hard for a long time to be able to give you an album that combines beautiful melodies to our own symphonic signature, groovy and brutal riffs to intensity as well as catchy choruses." comments guitarist Vincent Harnois.

The album is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and all major online retailers.

A full stream of the release can be heard at https://karkaosofficial.bandcamp.com/album/children-of-the-void 

Music video "Kolossòs" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pScb6OmjcQU 

Lyric Video "Children of The Void" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2PHhw123T4 

Track Listing:

1. Babel
2. Skymaster
3. Kolossòs
4. Let the Curtain fall
5. Pale
6. Children of The Void
7. Rêverie 
8. Tyrants
9. Where Mushrooms Grow
10. Lightbearer
11. The Beast
12. Bound By Stars

News: Test Your Metal Records: MetalUndeground Premiere Sci-Fi Metal RAPHEUMETS WELL Album "Enders Door"


Hickory, N.C. sci-fi metal band RAPHEUMETS WELL (Ra-few-mets) has teamed with MetalUnderground.com for the premiere of their new album "Enders Doors" out now via Test Your Metal Records. Once again RAPHEUMETS WELL brings forth a voyage enriched with lore and a sound that is a complex mix of classical orchestrations, cosmic synths, and extreme metal to portray the epics of parallel worlds.
The synopsis of this next album "Enders Door" is in the fifth era of the Avomenian Empire, amidst the planetary ruins of Vaath, a rogue traveler would discover an artifact that would forever change his place in the cosmos. Upon arriving to retrieve the artifact, it became apparent that Eryos's brother Nathyiem would never make it to their arranged meeting point.  In departing from the planet Vaath, Eryos received a distress signal from his brother's ship, coming from an uncharted planet.  Upon arriving, he found a odd world inhabited by a mysterious species called the Dreth led by lecherous matriarch named Eishar.  It is here that he would uncover a faced-door, an inter-dimensional gateway to the Ender.  

To listen to the full stream of "Enders Door", please visit the following link:http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=135195 

360 degree video - "Ghost Walkers Exodus":

Music video - "Enders Door" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7RPNXCtxQc 

RAPHEUMETS WELL is also celebrating the album's release with a CD release show in Mexico City on May 26th along with other show dates in Mexico.

Tour Dates:
May 26 - Bar Cosa Nostra - Mexico City, MX - info
May 27  - Summa Inferno Forum - Mexico City, MX
June 2 - Grease (Burger Music Shop)  - Queretaro, MX - info    
June 3 - Bunker  Bar - San Luis Potosi, MX   
Other Dates:
June 23 - Ground Zerio - Spartanburg, SC

Enders Door' order links:
CD:
Digital:

News: FRONTLINE RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE, "FOLLOW"


Chicago based alternative rock outfit, Frontline, have released the lead single from their debut album, Cold World. The track, "Follow", can be ordered on iTunes here.
The band has released a lyric video to coincide with the release of the single, which can be viewed here.
Pulled from the band's debut album, Cold World, (out 2 June via the new Vanity Music Group imprint Shock Records), "'Follow' tells a story of what's going on in the world today with families losing loved ones, fighting for our country as well as losing them to any diseases," says, Frontline frontman, Jason Delismon.
Formed by singer / guitarist Jason Delismon in early 2016, Frontline came to life when Delismon hooked up with lead guitarist, Mike Nowak, bassist, Alex Loeber and keyboardist Diane Tragos when the three of them began writing together, which soon led to the concept of an actual band coming to life. "It was just a writing thing at first," relates Delismon, "and soon things just started to click and it became obvious that we needed to see this thing through. Before long we began auditioning drummers and Jason Jaros entered the picture." Soon after the recording of Cold World commenced Nowak had to step down due to personal reasons, to be replaced by Steve Vuko. "After auditioning more than enough guitarists, it was obvious that Steve just had the chemistry needed to fill Mike's shoes," Jason recalls.
Cold World can be pre-ordered on iTunes or through the Vanity Music store.

News: NEXT TO NONE launch video for new single "The Apple"


Rising young metallers Next To None recently announced the release of their forthcoming second album ‘Phases’ through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. This comes off the back of the band’s first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as forthcoming dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s much anticipated Shattered Fortress show. The band will also hit the road in the US in July.
Now the band are pleased to reveal the first new single "The Apple", and you can watch the video for the track here: https://youtu.be/usnsetwZsxc
The band comments: “Our new album incorporates many different styles from metal to prog. The Apple shows the heavier side of the band while still having a melodic chorus."
Phases Track Listing: 
1. 31 
2. Answer Me 
3. The Apple 
4. Beg 
5. Alone 
6. Kek 
7. Clarity 
8. Pause 
9. Mr Mime 
10. Isolation 
11. Denial 
12. The Wanderer

The full list of upcoming tour dates alongside Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress are as follows: 
28th June – Koko, London, UK 
1st July – Trianon, Paris, France 
2nd July – Slagthuset, Malmo, Sweden 
3rd July – Kulturfabrik, Esch Sur Alzette, Sweden 
4th July - Teatro Della Luna, Milan, Italy 
5th July – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland 
6th July – 013, Tilburg, Holland

Formed in 2012, and based in Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the foursome released their well-received debut 'A Light In The Dark' during 2015 on InsideOut. But if this set a template for the band's style, then this has now been excitingly stretched.
“We actually began to write songs for the new record as soon as we finished the first one,” explains drummer Max Portnoy. As previously, this involved the duo of Portnoy and vocalist/keyboard player Thomas Cuce collaborating in this part of the process. And, also to some extent mirroring 'A Light In The Dark', there's a partial concept here. “On the previous album we had six tracks which were lyrically linked. But it did not stretch throughout all the 
songs. This time, we have four tracks which deal with the idea of grief. However, that isn't reflected on the entire record.”

The new 12-track album (including two short instrumental passages) marks the recording debut of new guitarist Derrick Schneider who replaced Ryland Holland last year, (the line-up is completed by bassist Kris Rank). “Ryland wanted to go to college, and is now going to Berklee College Of Music, whereas the rest of us wanted to be in the band full-time. So, there was no way that he could carry on with us. And we were very lucky to find someone immediately to take over. He was recommended to us by Bumblefoot (the ex-Guns N Roses guitarist who guested on the first record) and he was the only guy we tried out that fit perfectly. Musically and personally he fit straight in with us. One of the things he does so well is shred on guitar but he also has great voice and plays very heavy which has made a difference to our style and sound.”
Although the album was mixed by the Grammy nominated Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery), the band have produced themselves this time, a decision Portnoy insists has been of immeasurable help. “It's a collective production, with all of the band having their say. We had strong ideas as to how we wanted this album to turn out, and if we'd brought in an outside producer, then this could have changed. So, it was best for us to stick together and follow our own vision.” The recording process started early last October, with the drum parts being recorded at Neal Morse's Radiant Studios in Nashville; these sessions were engineered by Jerry Guidroz. “We then spent about four months at Thomas' home studio (Battery Powered Studios) doing the rest of the work; Thomas was the engineer for those sessions. We were in there every day until 3am. I don't know how Kris coped, because he was going to school after we'd finished in the studio and getting just a couple of hours' sleep.
Portnoy believes Next To None have become a sharper and more challenging band with 'Phases'. “I suppose you could say that we've done here is do more of everything we did before, but the greater experience we now have has helped us become better at what we want to do. This time around, there are no guests featured, as was the case on 'A Light In The Dark', and as it's just the four of us you are getting more of what we want to express to everyone, musically and lyrically.”

News: Instrumental Violin Prog Metal CYDEMIND Premiere Album "Erosion" via TheProgReport



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.

CYDEMIND comments:

"We’re very excited to finally release Erosion. We’ve been working on it for so long; to finally launch it feels like we’ve reached the summit of a mountain that took 5 years to climb. We hope you’ll appreciate the scenery as much as we do. Thanks for supporting us and here’s to many more albums!”

"Erosion" was recorded in Montreal at The Grid with producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) along with additional recording of grand piano done at Studio 270. Album artwork was done by drummer and band co-founder Alexandre Dagenais along with lyrical poems included with the release written by pianist Camille Delage. The poems describe each composition as the album gravitates around the theme of nature and its persistence through time.

To hear the full stream of "Erosion", please visit the following link: http://progreport.com/cydemind-stream-their-new-album-erosion/ 

'Erosion' is available on iTunesBandcampSpotify and all other major online retailers.

In additional news, CYDEMIND's local CD launch in Montreal will be held June 17th at the Cabaret Lion D'Or with special guest progressive rockers No Ticket. Tickets are available on www.lepointdevente.com. 

Track listing :

1. What Remains (4:58)
2. Tree of Tales (6:41)
3. Derecho (13:36)
4. Red Tides (5:25)
5. Stream Capture (6:29)
6. Erosion (27:19)
Album Length: 1:04:30

sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

News: Oceans Ate Alaska releases new single!

News: Eighteen Visions releases new single!

News: At The Wayside Release Brand New Comeback Album, “The Breakdown and The Fall”. Available Now on All Digital Networks


At The Wayside "The Breakdown and the Fall" Now Available On All Digital Networks
At The Wayside return after a lengthy 5 year break between albums for an explosive comeback sure to rattle the cages of the pop-punk norm. The album is now available wherever fine digital music is sold/streamed. Check out At The Wayside "The Breakdown and the Fall" on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and TONS MORE. Just search the album on your favorite preferred service and you'll find it.
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CDs from At The Wayside, Light The Way, Mainsail, and a select few others will be available in a new IVM Webstore this summer, along with a few low priced tshirts.
Please take a moment and review the album on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. It'll helps people get an idea for what the album sounds like as a whole and introduces the band to a whole new audience. Plus we enjoy reading those reviews (good or bad).
This 12 track powerhouse of a punk rock album is packed full of memorable choruses, energetic breakdowns, and soft ballads that’ll make you weepy eyed. It’s the perfect mix and the diverse range of styles found on this record is sure to win over fans across the globe.
If you enjoy the sounds of old Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, State Champs, Real Friends, Relient K, The Dangerous Summer, and even Mae, then you’ll enjoy the diverse set of sounds on this record.
At The Wayside is: 
Phil: Lead Vocals/Guitar 
Matt: Vocals/Guitar 
Brett: Bass/Vocals 
Jadie: Drums

News: The Weight Of Silence Cover Big Boi's "Shutterbugg" With New Music Video


Australian metalcore quartet The Weight Of Silence has released their new rap cover from Big Boi's (Outkast) single "Shutterbugg" with a new music video.
Vocalist, Jacob Pedersen commented on why the band choose this cover saying, "We've been quite influenced by hip-hop whilst writing the the new record and we decided that, a classic hip-hop cover would be the perfect bridge or transition into the newer sound we're writing. We're very excited about the release of "Shutterbugg" but, what's to come soon after is what we're most excited for."
While the band proves their love for hip-hop, they also claim a new shift in their modern metalcore sound, incorporating a range of styles from hip-hop to deathcore, which hints at a new direction for their upcoming sophomore release.
Watch The Weight Of Silence' "Shutterbugg" cover below.

News: MÖTLEY CRÜE LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAND’S 4X PLATINUM ALBUM GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS TODAY!



Iconic LA rock band Mötley Crüe celebrates the 30th anniversary of their fourth studio, and 4x platinum album, Girls, Girls, Girls with special album reissue bundles that will be available on August 25 via Pledge Music. Fans can get a jump start on owning the exclusive merchandise TODAY by pre-ordering bundles exclusively at Pledge Music! Various bundles will include, colored vinyl, cassette tape, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single of “Wild Side”, “Girls, Girls, Girls” patch, and more! The band recently celebrated the 30th anniversary on the album’s actual release date –May 15—with the announcement of the August 25 reissue. Watch the exclusive video HERE. Fans can get the latest updates surrounding the reissue and other anniversary activity throughout the rest of the year by signing up now at www.motley.com.

Mötley Crüe paved the way for rock bands to push the envelope since the band’s inception and their music, as well as their antics, provided them a successful 36-year career as a leading force in rock around the world. 1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls included 3 smash hits, “Wild Side,” “You’re All I Need,” and the title track, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned from MTV at the time! Watch the statement making Girls, Girls, Girls video HERE.  The album itself, explores themes inspired by the band’s hard-living lifestyle of booze, drugs, strip clubs, love of motorcycles, and death.
 
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says: “It’s hard to believe Girls, Girls, Girls already turned 30 this year. We went against the grain with this album when it first came out in 1987. The music and lyrics reflect what was going on in the streets of Los Angeles at that time. A big thank you to all the fans who have made the album stand the test of time. It’s really cool to now see a new generation of fans exploring and digging Girls, Girls, Girls three decades later.”

Girls, Girls, Girls Track Listing:
 
1.    Wild Side
2.    Girls, Girls, Girls
3.    Dancing on Glass
4.    Bad Boy Boogie
5.    Nona
6.    Five Years Dead
7.    All In the Name Of…
8.    Sumthin’ for Nuthin’
9.    You’re All I Need
10.    Jailhouse Rock 
 

News: Elegy Of Madness releases new video!


Opera core metallers Elegy Of Madness are proud to announce that their video for the song “Apokalypsis” is out today via VEVO. The video, directed by Cesare Bignotti (EVES Vision) for Opera Core / Wormholedeath, will launch the band’s third album “NEW ERA” with the following release dates:



Digital : 16/06/2017
(Wormholedeath/The Orchard)

USA :   14/07/2017  
(Wormholedeath U.S.A.)

Aural : 22/09/2017  (Aural Music Group)
 
Japan : TBA
(Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion) 








News: Perth, Australia's VACANT HOME Premiere "Heirloom" Music Video; 'Reflect, Respond' EP Out June 16


Perth, Australia 5-piece Vacant Home are gearing up for the June 16th worldwide release of their Mutant League Records debut EP, "Reflect, Respond." Pre-order "Reflect, Respond" on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reflect-respond/id1234723718
Today, the band is debuting a music video for the track "Heirloom" on Hysteria.

The deeply personal track is what frontman Callum McGivern calls "the last chapter in the Reflect, Respond story."
Formed in Australia’s most isolated capital city in late 2016, Vacant Home have quickly established themselves as one of the country's best up and coming acts. The band's DIY ethic and humble attitude, stemmed from their beginnings playing house shows in their hometown, has seen them support the likes of Stick To Your Guns, Deez Nuts, House Vs Hurricane, Knocked Loose & Saviour.
Their brand of west coast melodic hardcore attracted a worldwide audience with the emotional and heartfelt debut single ‘Shiver’ gaining over 350k views on Youtube within 6 months, rocketing the band to the top 5 most viewed artists on the Dreambound Youtube channel.
With an Australian tour in their sights, a debut EP on the horizon and a growing worldwide fan base demanding more, the boys are showing no sign of slowing down in 2017.
Social Media Links: 
Vacant Home Facebook 
Vacant Home Instagram

June/July Tour dates w/ Eat Your Heart Out 
Sat 17th - 459 Bar - Perth 18+ (record release show) 
Fri 23rd - Enigma Bar - Adelaide 18+ 
Sun 25th - Wrangler Studios - Melbourne AA 
Tue 27th - Rad Bar - Wollongong AA 
Wed 28th - Hamilton Station Hotel - Newcastle 18+ 
Thu 29th - Red Rattler - Sydney AA 
Fri 30th - ECP Studios - Central Coast AA 
Sat 1st - Foundry Records - Brisbane AA 
Sun 2nd - Crowbar - Brisbane 18+*

viernes, 26 de mayo de 2017

News: BROADSIDE INVITE YOU TO “PARADISE” New Album Coming June 16 On Tour Now


Unanimously declared by the press as the essential summer album, BROADSIDE unveil the title track behind their upcoming album Paradise. “Whatever adds value to your life, you need to chase it,” instructs front-man Ollie Baxxter. BROADSIDE chased their own paradise by relocating to Los Angeles, and invited fans to submit their own visions of paradise for this clip. “Life is a journey, and it should be documented and valued forever, so we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to share their version of paradise with us, and share their special moments in our music video. Thank you to everyone for letting us take a peek at your paradise.”

The full album, Paradise, will be available June 16, and BROADSIDE has been nominated for ‘Best Underground Band’ at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards. Cast your vote here and watch the awards on July 17, 2017. Watch all three music videos from the album, “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” and “Paradise.” Stay tuned as more summer and fall tour dates will be announced soon.

BROADSIDE with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Nothing, Nowhere

5/26 - Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
5/27 - Charlotte, NC @ The Undergrown
5/28 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/30 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/31 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/02 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/03 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/04 - Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
6/06 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/08 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/09 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

“The ultimate summer album, add this to your playlists” - ROCK SOUND
“The record that sets Broadside apart” - SUBSTREAM
“The punk mob bring their own strain of irresistible saccharine goods” - KERRANG!
“There’s a poetic lyricism on Paradise that Broadside has mastered” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“The quintessential summer album, a triumphant record of the year candidate” - NEW NOISE

Paradise Track Listing:
1. Hidden Colors
2. Paradise
3. Lose Your Way
4. Disconnect
5. Laps Around A Picture Frame
6. Who Cares
7. Tunnel Vision
8. Summer Stained
9. Miss Imperius
10. Puzzle Pieces
11. I Love You. I Love You. It's Disgusting