The Sword have released the first official music video from their new album, Apocryphon for the song "The Veil of Isis". The video was directed by Simon Chan (Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria) of Artificial Army. This is the third music video he has done with the band to date. The new record is the band’s fourth album to date. Apocryphon debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with 16,800 units marking the band’s highest career sales week to date.
Montreal's rising-star progressive death metal wizards Beyond Creation have just released the new official music video for their song, "Omnipresent Perception." The track is from their debut album, The Aura released late last year.
Bucharest metal band Goodbye To Gravity has just unleashed their newest video for "I Won't Wait". The band played this year’s Summer Breeze Open Air festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, after being selected from over 2000 bands to compete in the yearly 'New Blood Award'. Hailing from Bucharest, Romania, Goodbye To Gravity started as an unexpected mixture of former members from the heavy metal band Thunderstorm and the winner of the 2008 national TV casting show Megastar.
Kill Devil Hill, the supergroup featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitaris Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg, are hitting the road again in support of their self-titled debut album which was released earlier this year. The tour kicks off tonight in Oklahoma City and runs through December 1st in Fresno, CA. This run will find the band playing headline shows as well as supporting shock rock icon Alice Cooper. The band has just unveiled a series of lyric videos for tracks from the new record. Note, the actual song starts at around the 2 minute mark.
Nada Surf are finishing an excellent 2012 by releasing the music video for the song "Jules and Jim," from their critically acclaimed album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. On the heals of the album's success the band have spent the year touring the world, from Australia to Europe, to South America and North America, and back again. Following their latest leg of European tour dates, this December Nada Surf will close out the year with a string of gigs across the mid-west and east coast, including a pair of home town shows in NYC at Bowery Ballroom.
Hatebreed is proud to unveil the first single and video, "Put It To The Torch", from their latest album. The Divinity Of Purpose is the band’s sixth album to date and was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold). This album is the follow up to Hatebreed’s self-titled album and also their covers album, For The Lions. Hatebreed is currently on tour with Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis and in January 2013, the band will headline the EMP presents "Persistence Tour 2013" in Europe.
Houston’s Christian hardcore outfit Currents has just released their BridgeWay Entertainment debut album entitled Spirit And Truth. The band has also released their newest single, "Spirit", which can be heard on YouTube and found on the debut album. Spirit And Truth is the follow-up to January’s self-released EP The King, a record that came about after a week of secluded writing and two weeks of recording at Red Cord Studio.
All-American anthemic rockers Drowning Pool have confirmed a new album to be released in Spring 2013. Earlier this year, it was announced that fellow Texan Jasen Moreno was selected as the band's new singer. Moreno joined Drowning Pool following the departure of their former lead singer. The video for the band's new song "Saturday Night" offers fans a first look at Moreno as the new frontman and the band called out to fans via Facebook and included them in the performance footage as well as the motel party scene.
Formed in 2006, Abandon All Ships is a Canadian rock band who just recently released their sophomore LP Infamous in July. The group has been out touring behind the new album and recently returned home from their first North American headline tour, and will soon be announcing tour plans for 2013. They just released a video for the record's second single "August."
Chelsea Grin has just released the music video for the track "Don't Ask Don't Tell", directed by Stefan Anderson (The Sounds, I Declare War) and produced by Robby Starbuck Media. Chelsea Grin also released a new EP this Summer called Evolve. The EP marked the band’s best sales week ever and landed them on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #63 as well as #4 on the Hard Music Chart. Evolve is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 sophomore full-length My Damnation.
Mother Mother are getting ready to kick off their Canadian Tour this Saturday in Halifax in support of their recent release, The Sticks. The band recently dropped their second single Bit By Bit which was the #1 most added track for two weeks and currently sits at #16 on the Alternative charts. The Juno nominated art-pop quintet have also just announced the U.S. release of The Sticks for February 12, 2013. Be sure to catch the band on the road this November and December.
Los Angeles-based rock band Beta Wolf released a video for the single "Domino" which comes from the band's latest EP, Just Before Morning. The video takes footage from the band's performance from Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT while the band was on tour with Daughtry. Beta Wolf released Just Before Morning on July 31st while in the middle of a 3 week tour with multi-platinum Daughtry. Prior to forming Beta Wolf, singer Grant Arnow and guitarist Sergio Ruelas were in a band called Takota signed to Island Def Jam Records. The group toured with acts such as Atreyu, From First To Last, Every Time I Die, and Chiodos.
Motionless In White has premiered the epic new music video for their single "Devil's Night". Produced and directed by Cody Blue Snider, the track is taken from their new album Infamous. To follow up their sold out UK headline tour, the band have just kicked off their first North American headliner and will continue their live onslaught through December before returning overseas on a UK run with Askling Alexandria in early 2013.
Devin Townsend - guitar virtuoso and music genius - recently released his latest effort, Epicloud, under the slogan: It's Epic, it's Loud, it's Epicloud. Devin's new video for the track "Lucky Animals" has finally premiered, off of the new album Epicloud. The video was created on the basis of combining all sorts of amazing and outstanding self-recorded videos that were submitted by Devin fans from all over the world. North American fans also have the chance to see the Devin Townsend Project live on tour in early 2013 with Gojira and The Atlas Moth.
As the worldwide release of their Neurot Recordings debut, Mass V, nears release at the end of this month, Belgium’s ethereal sludge spiritualists Amenra have released a brand new official video from the anticipated opus. The video for "Nowena I 9.10" was filmed using stop-motion animation created by Stef Cuypers and edited by Stef Cuypers and Amenra guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. "Nowena I 9.10" is the third and possibly most tension-filled song found on Mass V, the epic six-minute anthem also featuring guest vocals by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly. Mass V is set for release on November 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America.
Pennsylvania metalers My Heart To Fear are set to release their Solid State Records debut, Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity, December 4th. Through a partnership with Hot Topic, physical copies of the release will be exclusively found in any of the chain’s more than 600 stores, while the digital release will hit all traditional digital outlets. Interestingly enough, the Williamsport, PA-based act hails from the same geographic region and musical circles that spawned a number of metalcore successes in recent years - most notably genre giants August Burns Red, in addition to the likes of Texas In July and This or the Apocalypse.
Soundgarden released a music video today for the track "Been Away Too Long", the first single from the group's new album King Animal. The video, directed by the band's art director Josh Graham, was filmed in NYC at Abandon Palace. Soundgarden announce its Winter 2013 North American tour dates including two-night engagements in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is the first North American tour for Soundgarden showcasing their new album King Animal.
Formed in Paris, France as recently as 2011, Bien À Toi is a four-piece francophone band composed of veterans of the local rock and punk scenes. The members are long-time friends who have all played in various bands, at times together, over the last decade. Not wasting any time, the group quickly got into the recording process, sure to come up with a release as soon as possible to go along with their live show. Their first EP is titled Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre and was recorded in an attic over the course of two quick days and just released in October.
Formed by Chris Zeischegg and Chad Fjerstad out of Los Angeles, California, Chiildren fuses the automation of modern electronica with post-industrial drone, while taking inspiration from grim black metal, splatter-punk fiction, and minimal film scores. The group has just released its debut EP titled The Other People. The five song, digital release chronicles the band’s relation to sex, death, and the unknown. Chiildren have scored a hit with the song and video "Girl in the Dirt".
3 Inches of Blood has released a lyric video for their track, "Storming Juno," taken from their most recent album, Long Live Heavy Metal. The band has stayed on the road throughout 2012, continually supporting the album. Produced by Terry "Sho" Murray (City of Fire, DOA), the astounding twelve-track achievement offers an explosion of sound, setting new standards for the traditional metal genre. Next month, the heavy metal veterans will embark on a headlining West Coast run. The two-week trek will feature special guest Huntress as main support, and Hookers as the tour opener.