Pagan/folk metallers Triunity have just released their first album (self-titled). Created by three Slavonic bands - Oprich (Russia), Piarevaracien (Belarus) and Chur (Ukraine) - this conceptual project is to express historical solidarity of Slavonic nations and their kinship of cultural roots, and, at the same time, underline the unique features of each nation’s heritage.
Innerstrength Records recently announced the addition of I Killed Everyone. IKE started in 2008 in Illinois and went on to self release an EP and a full-length titled The Last Breath Of A Dying World. IKE also recently wrapped up writing for their upcoming full-length. Check out the brand new I Killed Everyone song "Re-Defiled" off of their debut album Dead Peasants which is due out on June 19th.
Legendary Indianapolis' crusty crossover thrashers of the extreme Radiation Sickness, will be releasing their first studio album in 20 years on Abyss Records on Friday, June 22nd as part of the label's Summer of Sickness Campaign 2012. Entitled Reflections of a Psychotic Past, the new album from Radiation Sickness features seven brand new tracks and will also include a re-mastered copy of the 1990 release "The Other Me, A Journey into Insanity".
German Progressive Death Metallers Over your Threshold have posted the first single taken off their debut album Facticity. Check it below and stream the sixth song off the album, "Antic". Facticity will be released August 24th/27th via Metal Blade Records in Europe and on August 28th in North America.
Par 6 just released their newest single, "Rewind," which can be streamed for free below. The single comes off of their upcoming EP, Be Kind, Rewind, which follows up their 2010 release Don't Worry About It..., and will be released digitally June 29th. Check out the first single and get ready for the new release!
Boston groove metal hooligans Widow Sunday will be dropping a new EP this month, titled Dance Metal, via Rat Pak Records on June 26th. The three song EP, once again recorded at The Brick HitHouse with Shane Frisby (Bury Your Dead, Hand of Mercy, Deez Nuts, The Ghost Inside) and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Vanna, Revocation, Hell Within, Corpus Christi), fusing their blend of groove metal and electronica, is sure to kick your head in an make your booty shake.
Mississauga, Ontario band Horizons should be on your radar as of right now! This post-hardcore/rock five piece is just plain awesome and on the verge of busting out big. Already making a name for themselves on their home turf (they've basically spent the past two years touring all over Eastern Canada), the band is now setting their sights on a broader international fan base. And why not? The guys sure have the licks to win people over.
Athens, GA five piece rock band Come What May came together during the Spring of 2009. Since then, the group has been impressively honing their writing and performing skills to a level akin to many bans who've been in the game for much longer. Come What May have already self released two EPs (Solace in 2009 and Stimulus Vs. Sense the following year), both of which only served to pave the way for the release of their debut full-length, Strange Dialect.
Just days after the release of their new video for "Amend," The Overseer bring another hard rock reckoning in the form of "Vulture" – the third preview track from their upcoming debut, We Search, We Dig – streaming now online. "Vulture" finds the Arkansas outfit firing on all cylinders with all the the traits for which they’ll soon be known on full display - pummeling riffage seamlessly giving way to expansive melody anchored by a knack for knowing when to let the song breathe and when to reach back and smack the listener in the face.
Progressive instrumental metal band Polarization has just released a new song called "Pulse" from the band's upcoming album Chasing The Light. The album is set to release on August 14th on Mediaskare Records.
A Tragedy In Progress has made another track, "Better Left Alone," off their upcoming album available for streaming online. The album, entitled Mechanical Weather contains 13 songs that were tracked at Echelon Studios with Joseph McQueen. The record hits stores and online through Indianola Records August 28th. Formed in 2010, A Tragedy in Progress is the complete and original line up of Across Five Aprils. The band had reunited for a series of reunion shows that year when they decided to write some new songs under the name of the band’s first record A Tragedy in Progress. Eventually this led to long time Across Five Aprils collaborators Indianola Records releasing the 2011 EP Going Down With The Ship.
After five long years, The Flower Kings are back with new album Banks of Eden, to be released June 19th (US, June 18th Europe) via InsideOut Music. The Flower Kings emerged as one of the most popular bands of the early '90s Prog movement and became one of the scene's leading icons together with Porcupine Tree, Spocks Beard and Dream Theater. In light of the album's impending release date, The Flower Kings are now debuting a medley of the 25-minute opening track "Numbers."
Swedish death metal act Fetus Stench is set to release their debut full-length, 'Stillbirth', on June 15th via Abyss Records. Featuring members of Blood Red Throne, Slaughterous and The Law, Fetus Stench is a violent and rising force in the Swedish death metal scene. The band recently posted a promo video for the track "Stillborn Son" online.
After releasing 2009’s The Spotless Mind and 2011’s EP Qualia, Oregon’s math rockers Icarus The Owl are pleased to announce their brand new album Love Always, Leviathan. The Stephan Hawkes produced full-length will be released June 21st and will contain twelve tracks of technical pop-punk. The second single off Love Always, Leviathon, "What We Had Was Never Love", is now being sold on Bandcamp.
Philadelphia-based Everyone Everywhere will release their second self-titled LP, Everyone Everywhere, on August 7th, 2012. Roughly two years after the release of their first full-length effort, the band returns with 9 new songs. The album was recorded over the past year, beginning in the Summer of 2011, with Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter Studios in West Chester, PA.
Dr. Acula is a deathcore/metal band from Long Island, NY who has stepped up their game and will be releasing an aggressive new album titled, Nation, on June 19th. Dr. Acula is sure to spin heads with raw riffs, menacing lyrics and of course breakdowns. Check out the audio stream their title track, "Nation" just below.
Swedish Viking Metallers King of Asgard made an astonishing impact on the scene with their debut album Fi'mbulvintr, released in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, King of Asgard are now ready to unleash their second album ...to North. Recorded at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at the helm ...to North shows a band that has perfected it's songwriting skills.
Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk have finally released the details for their forthcoming sophomore album, and Metal Blade Records debut, Revelry & Resilience. The band's distinct personality is splashed all over Revelry & Resilience. Whether it's the edgy and upbeat barroom swagger of "The Fields", the balls out stomp wielded by the serpentine grooves and blistering leads of "Hedgeking" (inspired by George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice series"), the head-bobbing bounce and triumphant air of "Frostwyrm" or their crunchy yet soulful take on Johnny Winter's "Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo" the record crackles with energy while being wholly devoid of pretension, and on every level it is leagues ahead of its predecessor.
Miseration have revealed another new song entitled "On Wings Of Brimstone" taken from their upcoming third album Tragedy Has Spoken, which can be found below. The theme of these Scandinavians' third album can be described as the sum of the major tragedies of mankind’s history. Lyrics for Tragedy Has Spoken were written by Pär Johansson (Satariel, Torchbearer, The Few Against Many) and band’s lead singer Christian Älvestam (also in Solution.45, Torchbearer), and address the diversity of tragedies. Some of which have taken the guise of accidents or natural disasters, while others were carried out with human hands and intent. Behind all this there is to find an imaginary architect, a fictive entity – something powerful, aware, far above the manmade concepts of good or evil: the nature of tragedy itself.
Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the Canadian release of Dispatch’s upcoming full-length LP Circles Around The Sun. Often hailed as one of North America’s greatest independent guitar bands, the Boston-based trio’s fifth full-length album Circles Around The Sun will hit the streets Tuesday August 21, 2012. As a bonus for fans, Dispatch released their new song "Not Messin'" on Soundcloud as a free stream - check it out below.