Known for their richly layered guitars, bombastic beats and scorching vocals, A Skylit Drive burst onto the scene in 2005. The post-hardcore band from Lodi, California has released one DVD, one EP and three studio albums so far. The band has released the first single "Fallen" from its upcoming album due to be released in early 2013. The song is about the courage to stand up to doubters and the band has likened it to an anthem for anyone who has a dream.
"Crying My Name," the newest and possibly last single by Seven Day Sonnet, showcases the band’s potential and possibilities more so than ever before. "Crying My Name" was recorded with Johnny K at Groovemasters Studios in Chicago, Illinois. The strains of today’s harsh economy mixed with the standard financial pressures of being in a band has caused Seven Day Sonnet to struggle greatly in their pursuit to create new and appealing music. Please try to support this talented band and keep the music alive!
Even though Road To Horizon's EP is not due out until early Spring of 2013, the band has a couple of tracks out receiving a lot of attention. The band have toured with the likes of Rise To Remain, Funeral For A Friend and Attack! Attack! and have found fame on television as well. The band appeared on BBC Three's "Don't Tell The Bride" series. Heavily featuring in the "metal wedding" episode, which aired in August 2012, the band are shown performing at the unique ceremony, along with getting the groom royally "fucked up" before the big day.
Ex-members of Swedish modern metal band One Without, singer Catrin Feymark and growler/guitarist Kenny Boufadene, have launched their new band We Are The Catalyst. The band, originating from Varberg, Sweden, focuses on experimenting with different sounds, drawing influences from a multitude of genres, determined to deliver a heavy sound with a twist. Their first track is called "Beware of Snakes."
The female fronted pop punk band New Year's Day has just launched the lyric video for their latest track "Do Your Worst." Their most recent release was The Mechanical Heart EP which of course came after the band's hit 2007 debut My Dear. The band will be announcing new tour dates soon so be on the look out for those.
Alabama death metal band Chaos Inception has just created a lyric video for their latest track "Lunatic Necromancy." The lyric video is based on spectacular 3D-like depiction of album's cover done by Paolo Girardi. The song itself can be found on band's latest album, The Abrogation, which was issued by Lavadome productions this June, and represents and unmercifully skillful onslaught of Brazilian/Floridian style of death metal. Chaos Inception are currently hard at work preparing songs for their next album and will enter the studio in early 2013, original lineup intact.
A Faylene Sky is a five piece post-hardcore/screamo band based out of Providence, Rhode Island. In 2009, their cover of Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart" garnered them front page spotlight with PureVolume and led to their signing with Tragic Hero Records. Since then, the band has spent the better part of the past two years on the road, taking the stage alongside bands like Palisades, The Bunny The Bear, Attack! Attack!, Casino Madrid, Our Last Night, The Ghost Inside, A Bullet For A Pretty Boy and Vanna. They will release their highly anticipated full-length debut, Hell Is Where The Heart Is, on January 15th via Tragic Hero Records.
Spanish thrash metallers Angelus Apatrida continue to promote their newest studio album, The Call, which entered the charts in Spain at a stellar #14 spot upon release in April of 2012 via Century Media Records. After performing a successful European tour together with label-mates 3 Inches of Blood in May 2012, as well as having played more than a dozen shows in their native Spain, the band is now announcing their next live shows with a few upcoming in Spain followed by some dates in Portugal in mid-February.
The latest heavy metal supergroup is called The Resistance. The Resistance includes In Flames' founder (and main songwriter until his departure in 2010) Jesper Strömblad on guitar alongside second guitarist Glenn Ljungström (ex-In Flames, ex-Dimension Zero), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-The Haunted, Facedown) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (Carnal Forge, ex-Kaamos, ex-Repugnant). The Resistance will make its musical debut in the form of the four-track Rise From Treason EP, set for North American release on January 29, 2013 with a full-length to follow later in the year.
Swiss new wave of folk metal pioneers Eluveite and Wintersun, will co-headline a North American tour this Winter. The trek will commemorate Eluveite's 10th anniversary as well as serve as Wintersun's introduction to North American shores. This momentous event will also include the German pagan metal band Varg. Wintersun recently scanned 3,870 copies of their new album Time I in its first week of sales in the United States. The album debuted at No. 109 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales yet.
Greek symphonic metal band Nightfall are gearing up for a big new year with the release of their newest album Cassiopeia, due out on January 18th. The recordings for Cassiopeia took place in four different places, something Nightfall is quite familiar with. Vocals and keys were recorded in Greece (Soundflakes studios & Cyberia) while the drums got hammered down in Germany in the Soundlodge studios. Guitars and bass were recorded in the U.S. in Nashville, Tennessee in the Boomcave studios.
Swedish rockers Free Fall have released a lyric video for "Power & Volume", the title track off their upcoming 2013 release. The band just recently signed with Nuclear Blast Records to help distribute the group's "freedom rock". Free Fall just opened up for labelmates Graveyard in Oslo, Norway on November 8th and in Malmö, Sweden on November 15th.
Everyone Dies in Utah just kicked off their headline tour, "Factour X", with opening bands Affiance, Sirens & Sailors, And Deception Of A Ghost. Their sophomore record +//- features 10 songs exploring the transitions between positive and negative points of view. The Temple, TX Post-hardcore sextet formed in 2008. The band has previously released one full-length album, Seeing Clearly, and one self-released EP I Hope You Realize This Means War.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood Undead have just unleashed "We Are," the explosive debut single from their upcoming third album, Notes from the Underground. The band is wrapping up a busy year of touring in 2012, while still releasing a brand new record. The year has seen Hollywood Undead play huge festivals including Epicenter 2012, Summerfest, Aftershock, Rock Fest and many more. They will be getting right back into things in the new year when Notes from the Underground is released in January.
Las Vegas has watched local Sin City rock group Otherwise move their way up from a hometown favorite to national name. Otherwise has had widespread radio success with their first single "Soldiers", which became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane channel. Otherwise just wrapped up a tour with My Darkest Days and have just announced a handful of dates with Daughtry and 3 Doors Down.