The Acacia Strain is celebrating its tenth anniversary together as a band this year with their new album Death is the Only Mortal. They have worked tirelessly throughout the years to get to the point they are at today with hit records and sold out tour dates. The new record is scheduled for an October 9th release and The Acacia Strain will be out touring behind Death is the Only Mortal with dates being added throughout October in the United States.
Look Right Penny will be releasing their debut CD Sugar Lane with four never before released bonus tracks on September 25th. Look Right Penny will be embarking on their first national tour this November with fellow Tampa rockers Malaya. The group has been building a die hard and loyal fan base with their amazing album as well as their live shows including an appearance on this years Warped Tour.
A Life Once Lost's new track, "Madness is God", now has a new lyric video to go with it! Cut from their new album Ecstatic Trance, the track is the first single off of the album which is due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. The band has also revealed the album art for Ecstatic Trance, illustrated by Brian Baker.
Members of British progressive metal band Threshold have posted a lyric video for the brand new track "Don’t Look Down." The song comes from their upcoming album March Of Progress, which is due out in Europe on August 24th and in North America on September 11th. March Of Progress is Threshold’s ninth studio album and was produced at Thin Ice Studios and Eightspace Studio in the U.K. by Threshold guitarist Karl Groom and keyboardist Richard West.
With much anticipation surrounding their new record, This or the Apocalypse has debuted a brand new single, "In Wolves." This will be the band's first release since Haunt What's Left, produced by Josh Wilbur and Lamb of God's own Chris Adler in 2010. Produced by Kevin Lankford and engineered by Andreas Magnusson, Dead Years is some of the band's most aggressive material to date. This or the Apocalypse will be shooting a music video for the tracks "Hell Praiser" and "Hate the Ones You Love" with famed director David Brodsky (White Chapel, As I Lay Dying).
Stone Sour are back with their fourth studio record House of Gold & Bones Part 1 and the first single "Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero!
All That Remains will release its much-anticipated new studio album, A War You Cannot Win on November 6th 2012 via Razor & Tie. The new album will be the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow up to For We Are Many. A War You Cannot Win sees ATR reunited with longtime producer Adam D. The record is the culmination of an intense writing period for the group that began shortly after 18 months of touring in support of their last album. The band will tour heavily in support of the new album with a Fall tour to be announced soon.
Enslaved have just released a lyric video for their new single "Thoughts Like Hammers," the opening track to their new record RIITIIR. RIITIIR is the follow-up to Axioma Ethica Odini, which debuted in North America at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart. Enslaved will be performing in this year’s Barge To Hell cruise from Miami to the Caribbean beginning on December 3rd.
Miss May I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine's annual Fall tour, THE AP Tour Fall 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Miss May I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths to Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.
Heaven's Cry will be headlining the opening night of the ProgPower Europe Festival in the Netherlands on October 5th. This is a truly special occasion, as the band has not played at the festival in a decade now. After a seven year hiatus, Heaven's Cry reunited in 2011 and soon began writing a new album. The result is Wheels of Impermanence which will be released on September 25th. In the meantime, Heaven's Cry has released a lyric video for Wheels of Impermanence's first single "Compass."
The band known simply as miggs is set to release their fifth studio album 15th & Hope on September 11th. This is the follow up to the band's 2010 record Wide Awake which was very well received. When it came time to record the new album, miggs turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone who has even worked with Frank Sinatra. The band is coming off a big hit with the song "Girls & Boys" which led to tours with Ed Kowalczyk, Maroon 5 and Plain White T's. miggs is proud to introduce their latest single "Pretty."
Sweden's Sister Sin is celebrating its tenth anniversary together as a band this year. After a successful tour of Europe in Fall 2011, the group got down to work on their next record, the forthcoming Now and Forever which will be released on October 23. The band will be playing a bunch of shows in their native Sweden through late August and September, as well as a couple in Finland. The lyric video for the first single "End of the Line" was just released this week.
San Francisco based doom rock band Orchid have just released their long awaited single "Heretic" and accompanying lyric video. The Heretic EP will be available in North America on 10" vinyl in September. Orchid is currently hard at work as a band on their debut full-length album on Nuclear Blast with more details set to come soon.
After a three year wait, The 69 Eyes are ready to unleash their tenth studio album simply titled X on September 28th in Europe and October 9th in North America. The album features ten brand new tracks which are the product of the band's studio sessions that they began in early 2012 to record this new disc. As of yet no tour dates have been announced, but expect to see The 69 Eyes out on the road in support of X beginning in the Fall.
2012 is a very special year for Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie as they are celebrating their tenth anniversary together. As a celebration of this occasion, Eluveitie have decided to re-record their Ven EP and to re-master their debut record Spirit and put both in a 2CD collector's item package. The package will be titled The Early Years and will be released August 17th in Europe and September 25th in North America. As a preview, the band has released a lyric video for the track "Your Gaulish War."
Apparitions is set to release their debut album Kiss Me Sleeping this Fall. Not only will this be the band’s debut full-length, it will also be their record label Infamous Empire Records first ever release. Kiss Me Sleeping is currently being produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Alesana) at his studio in North Carolina. The band has released a lyric video for their latest single "Like In the Movies."
Formed in 2007 in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas of Virgnia, Honour Crest are getting ready to tear up the scene. With their upcoming album Metrics coming this Fall along with some upcoming tours, huge things will be coming from this metalcore/electronica band. Honour Crest's live shows are more like parties with something for every music fan to enjoy. The group just released a lyric video for their latest track "Flux."
Tankard just celebrated its thirtieth anniversary together as a band and commemorated it with the release of the new record A Girl Called Cerveza. Founded in 1982 in Frankfurt, Germany, Tankard spearheaded a new wave of German thrash metal bands who garnered a worldwide following. After all these years, the band has amassed a huge discography of fourteen studio albums and have always striven to make their fans happy. Tankard have just released the lyric video for their latest song "Not One Day Dead" off of their new record.
Threshold has just released a lyric video to their new single "Ashes," the opening song off of their ninth studio album March of Progress. It is the follow up to their 2007 record Dead Reckoning and it marks the return of original Threshold singer Damian Wilson who has rejoined the band following the tragic death of Andrew 'Mac' McDermott. March of Progress will be released August 24th in Europe and on September 11th in North America.
Thrash metal legends Testament have just debuted the video for their latest song "Native Blood" which comes from the band's upcoming album Dark Roots of Earth, the band's highly anticipated and monumental tenth studio record to be released on July 31st. Testament will be on tour to promote the album through Canada and the U.S. in September and early October along with Anthrax and Death Angel.