Classical masters Chaostar have premiered another new track off their forthcoming record, Anonima. The track, titled "Medea" is streaming now via the SoundCloud player just below. Chaostar, the project born from Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh's love of classical, challenging music, has announced the release of Anomima.
Alberta's Begrime Exemious have been terrorizing the underground since 2005. While the band only released their last album, Visions of the Scourge, a year ago, they are back again with a 7" EP titled Wasteland of Damnation.
Death metal band Hate Force One have released the artwork, track listing and a promotional clip from their new album Wave of Destruction. Check out the song below! Newcomers Hate Force One include former tour bass-player Mathias Degener of Misery Speaks and will release their new album Wave of Destruction on June 21st, 2013.
Welcome to the Taurean Empire; a decaying land where disease, war and corruption is rife. A wretched place of man and beast, where deception, fear and despair fills every dank alleyway and the stench of suffering drifts across endless, sun-scorched plains. As way of ensuring safe passage through this hellish hour, let us introduce your guides for the journey; four road-hardened mortals, brought together by luck, power and coincidence. Ladies and Gentlemen, take up arms and go safely as Age of Taurus show you a world inhabited by the Desperate Souls of Tortured Times. The debut single, "Embrace the Stone," from the new album is streaming now below.
GRMLN is back with another new track from his upcoming debut LP. Album standout "Hand Pistol" is a catchy mix of polished-up Superchunk and poppier Jimmy Eat World.
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, progressive protagonists Sleepers Awake are the latest band to fly a fiery flag for originality, invention and unstoppable creative urges, with the release of their sophomore album Transcension, on June 17th, 2013. A mind-bending and magnificent concept piece that tells the tale of "The Augur" and his struggle with higher forces that veers off through magical worlds full of fantastic creatures and surreal imagery, the album is a work of creative intelligence and bravery. Combining elements of classic rock, sludge metal and even left-field art rock and ambience, the result is a devastating but irresistible hybrid that fans of thought-provoking and soulful heavy music will find impossible to ignore.
Rock Connecticut-based band, The Runaround have debuted their first single "Annie Can’t Wear Heels To Prom" off their forthcoming debut full-length, Without All The Weight (May 28, 2013). WATW was produced, mixed and mastered by Gary Cioffi Jr. (Transit, Misser, Sleep City) and engineered by John Dello Lacono at Maximum Sound Studios. The 12 track album was written by The Runaround, Michael Cookson Jr, Colton Blaine Mabry, Cameron Schaen and Andrew Watrous.
In late 2012/early 2013, Blood Ceremony enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album. After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto's ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil their newest, and most accomplished, musical offering: The Eldritch Dark. The debut single, "Goodbye Gemini," can be heard now below via the SoundCloud player.
Taiwanese metal exhibitionists, ChthoniC, are pleased to unveil their seventh studio offering. Entitled Bú-Tik, the ten track opus was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic "orient metal." Bú-Tik will be released in North American on June 18 via Spinefarm Records US. Check out the epic enormity of "Next Republic".
Sweden's Eldkraft is a musical constellation whose primary foundation rests on epic metal while drawing experimental influences from ancestral musical traditions of the North and spiritual guidance of its hermetic crafts. Shaman, the debut album, is a psychedelic trip gazed upon through contemporary elements, circumnavigating journeys of knowledge, growth and the ecstasy of the soul. Head below to check out the new song "Gränslos Gräns"!
Candlelight Red is ready to reclaim their place in the Active Rock community with the release of their highly anticipated second album, Reclamation, which is due out June 4 on Imagen Records. The new album’s first single, "Feel The Same," will be released to radio May 14 but premiered online today - check it out via the YouTube player just below.
Buffalo, NY’s I Can See Mountains have wrapped up recording of their debut LP, Life On A Houseboat. The band spent the later part of 2012 on an enlightening journey to write a record that would define the bands core ingredients; heart, and music that puts a smile on the listeners face and a thought in their head.
Extreme electro/industrial metallers Aborym have revealed the first track from the second CD of the upcoming Dirty double album. While the first CD will feature completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track.
Canadian epic folk metallers Nordheim announce their second album Refill will be released by Maple Metal Records of Toronto, Canada on May 1st in North America, and May 13th worldwide. The artwork was created by Nicolas Francoeur of Vorace Art, as was their 2010 debut album Lost in the North. Refill was recorded at Badass Studio, Montreal, QC, Canada in the Winter of 2012/13 and produced by Jef Fortin (Neuraxis, Augury, Blackguard, Unexpect, Kälter).
FUCKING BOOM! That is basically the sound you'll be greeted with when you hit play on this, the world premiere of the new track "Dead Air" from the band Grenades. Taken from their latest record, Heaven Is Empty, this is a perfect example of Grenades' explosive (pardon the pun) post-hardcore, post-punk, post-whatever power!
Finnish black/death metal entity Lantern will release their recently completed debut full-length, Below
, on Dark Descent Records this Summer. The album will be in stores on June 25th and available for pre-order on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl via the Dark Descent Records Webstore
now. Artwork for Below
comes courtesy of Alexander Brown and album track "Entrenching Presences" is now streaming below.
A Pale Horse Named Death will release their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste May 21st in North America on Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band's first release And Hell Will Follow Me. Today the band has premiered the first single from Lay My Soul to Waste entitled "Shallow Grave". Get a first listen below!
South Jersey/Philadelphia pop-punk quartet Count To Four are set to release their debut full-length LP Between Two Cities on April 30th. The album is available for pre-order now via the bands’ Bandcamp page - see link above!
"Deadly Sin" is an apt introduction to this cool new indie rock band called Shy Nature – hiding bleak lyrics behind a curtain of sunny vocal melodies and optimistic guitars, the song portrays a home oblivious to its disintegration. Urgent drums and fuzz bass drive towards a moment of relief, where the guest vocals of Anna Meldrum (Blood Relatives) float alongside those of lead vocalist William before spiraling to conclusion.
German death metallers September Murder are going to release their new album, He Who Invokes Decadence, on June 17 (Europe) and June 18 (worldwide). Once more, the CD has been produced by Jens Martinek at his Schmiedeberg 7 Studios in Rübeland, Germany and was mastered in early 2013 by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound, Berlin, who has previously done work with Nasum, Vomitory, Primordial and War From A Harlots Mouth. Likewise, Christian Herzer of GUULarts has taken the lead over the artwork again.