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Trivium release new track

Trivium have returned with a new track, The Sin And The Sentence, the first new music from the group since their last album, Silence In The Snow.

The Sin And The Sentence is joined by an official music video streaming now on Trivium’s YouTube channel and is available now in all digital stores.

Trivium will release a new album this Autumn, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks. For up to the minute news and information, visit www.trivium.org.

In the meantime, the Orlando, Florida-based band will spend this August trekking across mainland Europe, including festival appearances at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, Austria’s Jolly Roger Festival, Poland’s Woodstock Festival and more, along with headline dates featuring support from Obituary and Bury Tomorrow.

For complete tour information and tickets, please visit www.trivium.org/tourdates.

 

Dysnomia Post Video for Proselyte

São Paulo-based Death Metal/Thrash band Dysnomia have posted a new music video for Proselyte, the title track from the Brazilian band’s current album

The album, which was released on 15th January last year, is available on digital formats.

Click on this link to buy it from Amazon.

The video, which was directed and produced by Francis Fidélix and Luciano Moraes, can be watched here:

The Charm The Fury: New Video BLOOD AND SALT

A couple of months ago we brought you The Charm The Fury’s video, Echoes.  Now the band is back with another new video from their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb and Happy.

The Amsterdam based metal outfit have teamed up with ‘hard rock and heavy metal’ magazine Revolver to showcase the new track, titled Blood and Salt.

Coming of Age

Vocalist Caroline Westendorp said, “This song is a ‘coming of age’ soundtrack—trying to keep your head above water in a modern society that puts enormous pressure on all of us, both financially and socially.

“Vocal wise, it’s the first song where I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone. More cleans and less screams, it is an entire new direction for us but feels just right.” [source: Revolver.]

The Charm The Fury have matured since their debut. With several of Europe’s biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what the band is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band have recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.

Let us know what you think of their new offering.

Shadow Of Intent Release New Video

Symphonic Deathcore outfit, Shadow of Intent, are unleashing their first official music video for an all new track entitled The Horror Within.

The brand new track is taken from their forthcoming highly anticipated second album, Reclaimer, which is set to be released on April 28, 2017.

Here’s the aforementioned video:

The album was produced and engineered by guitarist Chris Wiseman, with Buster Odeholm handling mixing and mastering, and features guest vocal performances on several tracks from Jason Evans (Ingested), Dickie Allen (Infant Annihilator), Alex Shikolai (Slaughter To Prevail) and Tom Barber (Lorna Shore).

The band had the following to say about the upcoming release:

“We feel this album is definitely our best work to date. We put our hearts and souls into this, to craft it into what we believe Shadow Of Intent truly is. Our pride in Reclaimer cannot properly be expressed, and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

Reclaimer‘ Track List:

  1. We Descend
  2. The Return
  3. The Horror Within
  4. The Catacombs (Ft. Jason Evans & Dickie Allen)
  5. The Mad Tyrant’s Betrayal
  6. The Gathering Of All (Ft. Alex Shikolai)
  7. The Heretic Prevails
  8. The Prophets Beckoning (Ft. Tom Barber)
  9. The Forsaken Effigy
  10. The Great Schism
  11. The Mausoleum Of Liars
  12. The Tartarus Impalement

Pre-orders for Reclaimer in both physical and digital formats are now available via Shadow of Intent‘s official Bandcamp page, Big Cartel, and via iTunesReclaimer will also be available for streaming on Spotify and most other digital streaming outlets following the album’s official release.

Shadow of Intent

Shadow of Intent, from West Hartford in Conneticut were influenced by Halo.  They started as a two man project comprised of vocalist Ben Duerr and multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Wiseman, and released an EP entitled Inferi Sententia in July of 2014. The pair followed up the EP with their debut full length album, Primordial, in January of 2016, which coupled with a steady stream of vocal and guitar based play through video clips, helped expand both their reach and their fan base by the tens of thousands. Shadow Of Intent were also the 2016 Readers Choice Breakout Band of the Year on Chugcore.net, where you can get their debut album by clicking THIS LINK.

Moving into 2017, the band have grown from a two piece into a fully functioning tour ready unit, with Ben and Chris welcoming Federico Zuccarelli (Guitar), Keith Kohlhepp (Bass) and Matt Kohanowski (Drums) to the fold.

Brazil’s Pato Junkie Release New Music Video

Brazilian Metalcore band Pato Junkie have released a new music video for their single Bad Memories.

The new single is taken from Pato Junkie‘s upcoming new second album, The Rag Doll.    This will be the follow-up to their 2015 debut Doido e Violento.

The band was started in 2009 by vocalist Alexandre Gomes and drummer Wellington Nunes as a Punk/Hardcore crossover band.

In 2016 after a gap and a change of members, the band decided to change their style, taking on a heavier and more modern sound, influenced by Nu Metal, Thrash and Metalcore.

The video for Bad Memories was directed by Alvaro Borges and Getúlio Alves and edited by Alcatraz Filmes.

Motionless In White Announce New Album and Release Single

Motionless In White have debuted Eternally Yours, another new song from their forthcoming fourth studio album Graveyard Shift, set to hit stores on 5th May.  The release will be their first for new label home, Roadrunner Records.

You can pick it up via iTunes, Amazon and all DSPs.

Eternally Yours also features fan-designed single artwork and follows the previously released track, 570, the music video for which has received over 2.6 million views on the band’s official YouTube.  If you haven’t managed to catch that one yet, scroll down.  Both tracks are taken from Graveyard Shift which will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks.

The band are currently on the road co-headlining The End Is Here Tour across the US and are set for a European run of festivals including Download Festival in the UK on 9th June.

The Agonist announce new album release

The Agonist have announced they will release their new album Five on 30th September through their new label, Napalm Records.  They also released the first official video from Five, called The Moment.

Watch it here:

About making the video, singer Vicky Psarakis stated:

The Moment was probably the most exciting and demanding video I’ve had to shoot so far. Chris (bassist/FTB Visuals director) came up to me with the idea to create a “storyline” with a close up of just my face singing the lyrics underwater. And we achieved it by building a box with a plexiglas panel that fit my head, while the rest of my body was standing and perfectly dry. I guess you could say it was scary and awkward to have just your head submerged underwater and a bit dangerous to have to perform the entire song in that position, but honestly, I wouldn’t mind doing the whole thing all over again!”

If that’s not enough for you, here’s the lyric video for the first song released from the album, The Chain:

Five was produced by Mike Plotnikoff at West Valley Studios.  Mike has engineered and produced such artists as Buckcherry, Flyleaf, My Chemical Romance, Apocalyptica, P.O.D, Halestorm, Skillet, Seether, Three Days Grace, Aerosmith, and Kiss.

Maor Appelbaum handled the mastering at Maor Appelbaum Mastering studios.  Maor has had the pleasure of mastering recordings for major international acts such as: Faith No More, Yes, Starset, Ill Nino, Dokken, Fates Warning, Sepultura, Yngwie “More is more” Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Lita Ford, Butcher Babies, and more.

Five Track Listing:
1. The Moment
2. The Chain
3. The Anchor And The Sail
4. The Game
5. The Ocean
6. The Hunt
7. The Raven Eyes
8. The Wake
9. The Resurrection
10. The Villain
11. The Pursuit Of Emptiness
12. The Man Who Fell To Earth
13. The Trial
14. Take Me To Church (Hozier cover) (Bonus Edition Only)

Just to put the proverbial tin hat on it, and get their moneysworth out of Napalm’s PR team (hello Andy and Will!) the band have also announced a slew of tour dates across the world with various bands:

European Tour:
27.09.2016 – Fryshuset Klubben- Stockholm, Sweden
28.09.2016 – Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden
30.09.2016 – Tube – Dusseldorf, Germany
01.10.2016 – Epic Metal Fest – Tilburg, Netherlands
02.10.2016 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
04.10.2016 – Opera Concert Hall – St. Petersburg, Russia
05.10.2016 – Клуб Театръ – Moscow, Russia
07.10.2016 – Sala Becool – Barcelona, Spain
08.10.2016 – Sala la Burbuja – Castellon, Spain
09.10.2016 – Sala Maladar – Seville, Spain
11.10.2016 – Sala tbc – Lisboa, Portugal
12.10.2016 – Sala Lemon – Madrid, Spain
13.10.2016 – Sala Azkena – Bilbao, Spain

Canadian Tour with Xandria, Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse:
04.11.2016: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
05.11.2016: Montreal, QC @ Corona
06.11.2016: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall

American Tour with Arkona, Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse:
08.11.2016: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
09.11.2016: Minneapolis. MN @ Cabooze
11.11.2016: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Event Center
12.11.2016: Calgary, AB @ Marquee
13.11.2016: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch
15.11.2016: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
16.11.2016: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
18.11.2016: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
19.11.2016: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
20.11.2016: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
22.11.2016: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
23.11.2016: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
25.11.2016: Dallas. TX @ Gas Monkey Live
26.11.2016: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
28.11.2016: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
29.11.2016: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01.12.2016: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
02.12.2016: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03.12.2016: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Aktaion – The Parade of Nature

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Review by Rick Ossian

amazon_badgeThose of you who regularly read my missives will recognize the Scandinavian outfit Aktaion from Halmstad.  You may remember my review of their previous recording, Throne.  If nothing else they’ve at least scaled those lofty heights again.  Aktaion are Jonas Snackmark (vocals), Francis Larsson (guitars), Axel Crone (bass), Jonatan Ney (guitars, vocals) and Oskar Johnsen Rydh (drums).  They can jam or gel or even pull off the occasional Metal/mental cacophony whilst they are jamming.  This is no mean feat, reader.  Read on if you dare!

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As the Hope Collapses starts things off in fine form, although the tune is only just shy of three minutes in length, there are some serious busy goings-on involved.  There is first off, a sweet riffy intro with creepiness and a mixture of clean and growl where the vocals are concerned.  It is kind of Blues but super fucking bad-ass heavy at the same time.  I was blown away, and for an opener to do that is considerable.

Candid Flow of the Shrapnel Dust is winner of the work for cool song title award.  I believe at least 10 cool points are in order for title alone.  So, what is the tune itself made of?  There is a heavy opening with some serious riffage to begin with, amidst a  barrage of growls from Mr Snackmark.  The drums sound as if they are off to a Heavy Metal march.  There is a lead guitar break at the six-minute mark, and some blues at around four minutes in, but safe to say this was a full-on seven-minute mindblower!

Seven boasts another heavy-as-hell intro, and there are more growly vocals.  There are also moments of metal madness, if you will.  There are times when the vocalist(s), as well as the rest of the band, sounds as if they may be possessed by some sort of demon! There is a super heavy shift at the four-minute mark, and more Metal/mental anguish at the close.  If you are clinically depressed you may want to take your happy pills before listening…just saying!

The Walrus March is another seven-minute plus behemoth, featuring growls mixed with clean vocals.  The opening sequence is a sort of metal ambience, if that’s even possible.  Listen and hear.  The lyrics are nothing if not pointedly prophetic: “If you should burn/ I should do the same”.  There is a lead guitar bit at about three minutes in, which gives way to a super fucking heavy shift in the proceedings.  This is followed by what I could safely say is the tearing of vocal chords (3:30-4:00), kind of makes me wonder what they look like on the inside!  Another big shift at the five-minute mark gives way to more breakdowns, both instrumental and vocal.  This is some serious Metal/mental anguish here, folks.  Dig in.  This is another seven-minute arse-kicker, and for whatever reason at the close we get a taste of some late night jazzy horns… what the hell?  Not sure, but it’s still kind of cool.

The title track is up next, and features Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon) as a special guest.  This begins life as what sounds like a vinyl haunted house, very creepy, fuzzy, scratchy and cool all at once!  Simultaneous psych, if you will.  There are also elements of Prog and Blues here, people, but don’t be musically shy!  You’ll never get anywhere with that attitude!  At 4:45 we get a nice long shredding solo that takes us to the close.

Stones Into Sand also features a member of Armageddon, Mr. Joey Concepcion.  No doubt he is responsible for some of the heavy riffing going on here.  It is at the intro and at the end, and throughout the main part of the tune.  There are growls aplenty and lots of speedy shredding as well.  The main spots to keep an ear out for here at at the 3 and 4-minute points.

Death Coloured Gold (again featuring Chris Amott) includes a super heavy duty opening with lots of instruments banging around, and even a burst of blasting lead guitar at about 30 seconds in.  More growling and lead guitar parts (2:20 and 3:40), and some neat playing around/jamming at the close.

Gold Coloured Dreams begins life with an introspective guitar piece and some particularly anguished vocals.  These are, again, mainly of the growl variety, but there are some clean parts mixed in.  At the two-minute mark there is a breakdown and a shift at the same time. This is eerie as all fucking hell, and there is a Blues Metal attack of sorts as well.  At 3:20 we return to Riff City (twice, even!), and one can’t help but wonder if this is riffing for the sake of riffing?  Who cares?  We love the wicked riffs, right?  Of course we do!  Another creepy close, like a Metal haunted house, takes us into the next number, but I must ad that though this track was a powerful, solid mover, it did bog down in the doom and gloom side of the street for a bit.  No matter…moving right along, then!

For All Things basically is another super heavy riffer, with a lead guitar bit at about one minute in, and a Metal cacophony from four minutes in to the close (about a minute later).  Good stuff, again a bit growly for my tastes, but it fits.

The Silent Song is another that features fellow Halmstad special guests, this time Chris Amott again and John Anderberg.  It has one of those creepy cool vocal/guitar intros, mainly clean vocals operating here.  At 1:30 things kick in, which I immediately revelled in as I thought they were going to mellow out or slow down or something… whew!  The instrumental breakdown at three minutes in again almost slows things to a crawl.  It’s still Heavy, and still very good, but is a bit mellow and Bluesy at times.  Again, there are elements of Prog at work as well.  At 3:20 there is a Heavy Psych/Blues/Metal cacophony of horror.  The vocals finally cut through the mix at 3:50, and we get a “wow!” moment at the close.  Some excellent work here.

The closer, Silence, has a cool guitar intro, but is mainly just a leftover blurb from the sounds of it.  I would say this – it could be more, if it were fleshed out a bit.  In this state it is more of a structural skeleton of a tune.

One thing keeps coming to mind here, readers.  This is not just a good Metal album.  This is a great Metal album from a great band.  I am looking forward to their next outing!

Verdict: 8/10

New Projekt F Video: Unbegun

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Montreal industrial act Projekt F have posted a new video Unbegun in support of their recently released EP The Butterfly Effect. The EP is their loudest release to date featuring seven pinnacle tracks for your auditory senses discussing the torrid relationship between man and God to continue their thematic discography Skins (2013) and Under The Skin (2014).

Vocalist Jonh M. Miller had this to say:

”We consider The Butterfly Effect to be an extremely raw and honest EP. Early in the process of making it, we knew that we would not be making a music video for it. However, we thought it was important to give something to our fans. So we decided to make a video that would show a side of Projekt F that hasn’t been seen before. Like the EP, a raw and honest one. Many of you have seen our on stage persona before, but with this video that we have made for our single, Unbegun, we are sharing a different side of ourselves.”

As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

Blaze Bayley invites fans to help with new album

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Wolfsbane and former Iron Maiden vocalist, Blaze Bayley will be opening the doors to the process behind creating his eighth album.

Back in March 2015, he began writing the science fiction story that will form the basis for this concept album.  As he begins the work of putting everything together, he will be giving fans the opportunity to get involved.

 

Pre-orders will be starting on the 1st of September, and the fans will be able to opt in on an exclusive membership package. Members will receive exclusive items and monthly email updates on the new album, which will contain information on the development of the artwork, the album and song titles, videos of writing and recording sessions and rehearsals and interviews with the musicians involved.  When the album is released, members will also receive an exclusive printed magazine and a making of DVD.

  

For a few hours each month, Blaze will be available for personal calls with the members to discuss the progress of the album and any other questions those fans may have.  Ultimate members will be able to take part in an exclusive competition, with the winners voices being part of the dream song on the album. 

“ I’ve always had a strong interest in science and cosmology and A.I. and those subjects have featured in a lot of my songs on past albums. Now I’m taking this to the next level by having a complete concept album set 100 years into the future. This is a story that follows on from the ideas and songs I had on my first two solo albums, Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension. I’m really excited about being able to have some of my fans involved so much at this stage of the process. There are always struggles, great moments, little bits of magic and some kind of crisis that happens during the process of making every one of my albums so far. I’m sure this one will be no different. I can’t wait to share these moments with the fans. I want to say a massive thank you to all my fans. Your support has made it possible for me to be independent and to continue making music. Now I will attempt make the best record I have ever made.”

More details on the pre-order packages can be found on the website www.blazebayley.net and Facebook page .  Pre-orders for the new album start on the 1st of September at 8 PM UK time