Cut Them Where They Bleed, the latest "love/hate letter" from Atlanta, Georgia band Tiger! Tiger! is out now via Austin’s Chicken Ranch Records. The album, featuring cover art by renowned illustrator John Baizley, kicks off with its title cut which is also the album’s latest single. Tiger! Tiger! front woman Buffi Aguero delivers a bitter, battering wind, alternately cooing and caterwauling in a haunting harangue throughout the album. In concert, the band uncorks this bottle of emotional spirits, dumps the contents and uses the empty vessel to make a Molotov cocktail of words.
Progressive instrumental metal band Polarization has just released a new song called "Pulse" from the band's upcoming album Chasing The Light. The album is set to release on August 14th on Mediaskare Records.
The new EP Wrath Of God from the French brutal death metal band Livarkahil can be streamed and download for free below. This free download EP will be also available as a USB drive with exclusive content (video, tutorials, goodies, tabs). The group recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management.
A Tragedy In Progress has made another track, "Better Left Alone," off their upcoming album available for streaming online. The album, entitled Mechanical Weather contains 13 songs that were tracked at Echelon Studios with Joseph McQueen. The record hits stores and online through Indianola Records August 28th. Formed in 2010, A Tragedy in Progress is the complete and original line up of Across Five Aprils. The band had reunited for a series of reunion shows that year when they decided to write some new songs under the name of the band’s first record A Tragedy in Progress. Eventually this led to long time Across Five Aprils collaborators Indianola Records releasing the 2011 EP Going Down With The Ship.
After five long years, The Flower Kings are back with new album Banks of Eden, to be released June 19th (US, June 18th Europe) via InsideOut Music. The Flower Kings emerged as one of the most popular bands of the early '90s Prog movement and became one of the scene's leading icons together with Porcupine Tree, Spocks Beard and Dream Theater. In light of the album's impending release date, The Flower Kings are now debuting a medley of the 25-minute opening track "Numbers."
Swedish death metal act Fetus Stench is set to release their debut full-length, 'Stillbirth', on June 15th via Abyss Records. Featuring members of Blood Red Throne, Slaughterous and The Law, Fetus Stench is a violent and rising force in the Swedish death metal scene. The band recently posted a promo video for the track "Stillborn Son" online.
Texas' With Shaking Hands has just released their newest EP Armor Of Light on Bandcamp. The release was recorded and produced by Drew Fulk of Think Sound Studios and is only the start of the band’s budding career. A career that has already included the band playing South By So What and RaleighPalooza. The has also released the music video for their song "Sons And Daughters" which will be included on their forthcoming full length that they are currently working on and will also be recorded and produced by Drew Fulk.
After releasing 2009’s The Spotless Mind and 2011’s EP Qualia, Oregon’s math rockers Icarus The Owl are pleased to announce their brand new album Love Always, Leviathan.
Queens, NYC-based crossover commandos Seizure Crypt have recently released their latest full-length, You've Been Had!, the band's fourth self-released full-length since their 2004 inception. Seizure Crypt's D.I.Y. ethos and diehard self-promotion has done them well over the years, the band having played over 100 self-booked shows and having received hundreds of reviews from international media on their own. Their rambunctious live shows always involve costumes, combat and quite a bit of property destruction by the band's dueling vocalists.
Resistors are a punk band from Brooklyn, New York, and formed in 2011, featuring ex-members of Pumps, Moving Target, and The Rolemodels. The band immediately entered Rock Compound Recording to begin work on their first full-length album, Conditioned, which was self-released in June 2012.
The modern melodic metal/hardcore band Insane just released their new album Concord The World online. Influenced by acts like: Misery Signals, Deftones, Machine Head and Killswitch Engage, this Hungarian band is set to light their hometown ablaze with this new 8 song effort.
Philadelphia-based Everyone Everywhere will release their second self-titled LP, Everyone Everywhere, on August 7th, 2012. Roughly two years after the release of their first full-length effort, the band returns with 9 new songs. The album was recorded over the past year, beginning in the Summer of 2011, with Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter Studios in West Chester, PA.
Dr. Acula is a deathcore/metal band from Long Island, NY who has stepped up their game and will be releasing an aggressive new album titled, Nation, on June 19th. Dr. Acula is sure to spin heads with raw riffs, menacing lyrics and of course breakdowns. Check out the audio stream their title track, "Nation" just below.
Atlanta sludge/doom marauders Sons of Tonatiuh are set to unleash their new full-length next week. Dubbed Parade Of Sorrow, the album was recorded in November of 2011 in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk, features artwork by Chris Parry and offers up 10 mammoth hymns of dirgy, filth-ridden, Southern fried crust for fans of Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Floor and the like.
One week prior to the U.S. release of Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop), Metric has shared a full embeddable stream of Synthetica via SoundCloud. Its unveiling comes on the heels of Synthetica Hide+Seek, an interactive scavenger hunt last week in which Metric fans collaborated to unlock an early stream of the album. Fans will have a second chance to see the band on June 21, when Metric makes its debut appearance on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. Following that televised performance, Metric will spend the rest of the Summer touring the world making only one U.S. appearance - August 3 at Lollapalooza in Chicago - before its full scale American tour commences September 6 in upstate New York.
The Dead Station is a progressive metal band from Boston. Rather than release their music in the typical fashion of albums and EPs, the band presents their releases to listeners as "episodes" that come from a fictional dystopian television channel called "the Dead Station." Nothing short of innovative, each song and song title represents a different scene from that episode. The band draws influences from some of the all-time greats such as Alice in Chains, Megadeth and Dream Theatre, to more experimental alternative rock such as Radiohead
EndAnd is a punk and alternative rock trio from Brooklyn, New York. Early on in 2011, guitarist and singer Daniel Fern and drummer Mike Morales started out as a rock duo quite like the White Stripes and the two of them began to build a strong local following. As they began to play more and more shows, they drew the attention of more people, including one particular gig at Williamsburg's Public Assembly where they shared the stage with the band Capita Clip. After being blown away by Capita Clip's set, Morales and Fern asked their bassist Bill Fitzgerald if he would like to sit in at their next practice to which he gladly agreed.
Swedish Viking Metallers King of Asgard made an astonishing impact on the scene with their debut album Fi'mbulvintr, released in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, King of Asgard are now ready to unleash their second album ...to North. Recorded at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at the helm ...to North shows a band that has perfected it's songwriting skills.
Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk have finally released the details for their forthcoming sophomore album, and Metal Blade Records debut, Revelry & Resilience. The band's distinct personality is splashed all over Revelry & Resilience. Whether it's the edgy and upbeat barroom swagger of "The Fields", the balls out stomp wielded by the serpentine grooves and blistering leads of "Hedgeking" (inspired by George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice series"), the head-bobbing bounce and triumphant air of "Frostwyrm" or their crunchy yet soulful take on Johnny Winter's "Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo" the record crackles with energy while being wholly devoid of pretension, and on every level it is leagues ahead of its predecessor.
Formed in 2006, Inner Blast is a gothic metal band from Portugal that soon started to define it’s sound that balances between strength defined by the guitar, bass and drums and melodic softness given by the female vocals and the keyboards. From Lisbon, it’s present members started in November 2010, the recordings of their debut EP, Sleepless Monster. This EP includes 5 themes (Better days, Sleepless monster, Tears, Fixation and Open minds) and it was originally released in December 2011, year in which Inner Blast soon started to show their work in live performances.