Altar Of Oblivion's Grand Gesture of Defiance
is out now on Shadow Kingdom Records. Called "high-quality epic doom" by Hellbound.ca, this album blends shades of Candlemass with machine-gun riffing, big choruses and memorable songwriting. Grand Gesture of Defiance
is available on CD or digitally at shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com
Acclaimed Athens, GA trio The Whigs are so close to releasing their latest and greatest album Enjoy The Company. While The Whigs will return to The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, September 25, to perform their new single "Waiting", fans can now grab this song for FREE right here. Click the link above, grab the song and get pumped for the new record!
On October 2nd, God Is an Automaton, the fourth metallic/digital hybrid from Swiss industrial metal/death wave artists Sybreed, will reach North American soil. The result of a six month collaboration with Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Conjure One) for arrangements and mixing, God is an Automaton is undoubtedly the band's strongest achievement so far in terms or songwriting and production. The band recently posted a stream of the song "The Line of Least Resistance" - listen below.
Rock-trio VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) are excited to announce the release of their newest record, Minds Through Space and Time, on October 5th via Strange Earth Records. Minds Through Space and Time, the band's fourth full-length album and first since 2009's Dark Matter, will be available at all online digital outlets, with release of 180 gram colored vinyl and CD to be announced in the future. The album was produced by Jack Endino (Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Nirvana). Check out the free download of the debut single, "Space Station".
UK indie rockers Basement recently released the title and artwork for their 2nd LP, Colourmeinkindness. The album is being produced and recorded by Sam Pura and will be released this Fall on Run For Cover Records. Now the label is hosting a stream of a new Basement song, "Covet" from their upcoming full-length on SoundCloud - listen to it below.
Belgium-based rock band, Arrow Haze, showcase their hard-hitting, classic-rock inspired sound on their debut album Music Factory due out on November 23rd, 2012. Comprised of Theo Green, Karoly Alapi, Matt Rach and Stef Exelmans, they’ve been consistently inspired by bands like The Doors, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd, but their mainstream sound on Music Factory leaves them in a space between genres.
Kemilon are a sextet based in Montreal, QC, and were founded in 2008 by guitar players Chris Geoffroy and Louis Jacques (Blackguard). Kemilon have shared the stage with bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Firewind, Powerglove, Nightwish and Kamelot in their short career. Their debut album Twisted Storm was produced and recorded in 2011 by Louis Jacques at Shreds Up Studios in Magog, QC, and the mix was handled by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood (Periphery, Red Seas Fire) under the direction of Louis. The album was mastered by Peter In De Betou at Tailor Maid Productions in Spånga, Sweden (Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquility, Meshuggah, Opeth, Thin Lizzy, etc) last October.
UK doom hero, My Dying Bride, has launched a mini-site for its upcoming album, A Map of all our Failures, featuring album info, audio, video, downloads and more. Fans can now stream a brand new song, "Kneel till Doomsday," on Soundcloud just below, and those who sign up for the My Dying Bride mailing list will receive a free download of the track. A Map of all our Failures is due out on October 16th via Peaceville Records.
Vancouver metallers Bison B.C. have completed work on their new album Lovelessness. The album, which is the band’s third release on Metal Blade Records, will be available on October 22nd. Today Bison B.C. have revealed the album artwork, track listing and released the first single from Lovelessness.
Namesake have just unveiled their new single, "The Movement," taken from their debut album Borders & Fences. The explosive track is streaming in full on SoundCloud and is the follow-up to the lead-off single, "Worlds Away." Both tracks, as well as the rest of the album, were produced by James Paul Wisner (New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore).
New Hotfoot Records signing Gateways has just released a brand new song entitled "Stop and Think." The track will be featured on their forthcoming Winter 2012 release Departures and may be heard just below.
One of the greatest musical products of Toronto, Ontario, Canada would definitely be Danko Jones. The band formed all the way back in 1996 and developed a very strong fan base without much help from television or radio, at least in the early years. They've been at it pretty much full-time throughout their career, releasing five records and developing quite a global following through mostly what you could refer to as blood, sweat and tears.
Life in Film are London four-piece Samuel Fry, Micky Osment, Edward Ibbotson and Dominic Sennett. The band have released their debut EP via Tell Your Friends/Sony Music, with lead track Needles & Pins available as a free download. The EP contains five tracks which were all recorded with legendary UK producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries) after he heard some of the band’s early demos. From there he committed to full album production duties.
Billy Talent is streaming their entire new album Dead Silence online now - listen below! Dead Silence will be released in the U.S. next week (Sept 11th) via Last Gang Records (Death From Above 1979, Lights).
Norwegian quintet, Blood Command has announced a forthcoming full-length Funeral Beach to be released on October 30th in the U.S. The female fronted noise-core/post-hardcore unit blends technical dissonance with more melodic moments and a rhythmic attack seamlessly. On their forthcoming self-produced full-length (which is their first full-length since 2010’s Ghostclocks) vocalist Silje says: "On our previous albums, our song-writing was more primal and more impulsive. This is the first album where we were being perfectionists from start to finish, being very choosy in our guitar sounds, how the vocals sound. It’s much catchier but also much heavier!"
Scythia, Canada’s favourite purveyors of folk/prog metal, are proud to offer a free download of "Sailor's Accolade", the first single from their new EP For The Bear which is due out on September 25, 2012.
Tampa, FL band Miggs will release their fifth album, 15th & Hope, on September 11 via the Elm City Music label (EMI distribution). The album's first single, "Stars," was released to AAA radio stations nationwide in June as well as a video for the song. A three-week tour, along with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, will commence on October 17 in Seattle at Tractor Tavern. Grab the new, hit single "Stars" for free just above and share with your buddies.
Oslo, Norway’s brutal punk quartet Okkultokrati have completed their newest studio full-length release, Snakereigns, and plan on jamming it into humankind’s back like a rusty prison shank this Fall.
California Wives is a band with an interesting backstory. Back in 2009, the band's lead vocalist/keyboardist Jayson Kramer decided to leave behind a promising career in medicine for the pursuit of his dream to become a professional musician. Jayson began playing music at the young age of six and played classical piano up until the age of 16. Along the way he started to write songs as a hobby which continued through his years of undergrad at Boston University. And then suddenly Kramer realized that he had no desire to actually go to medical school which helped him take a serious turn towards music.
Antropomorphia formed in a small town in Holland in 1989. Over the years they got more and more brutal, released several demos and the Necromantic Love Songs MCD in 1993, but went on a hiatus in the late '90s since when other projects took precedence. Fast forward 2009 when other projects moved into the background, Antropomorphia got back to work The line-up is still the same, original members, F (vox/guitar), M (drums), S (bass) form the trinity that is Antropomorphia.