Brisbane death metal monsters Kaerulean have dropped their new lyric video for 'The Human Conditioned', the first single off their next release, 'The Orwellian Dream'. The clip release also coincides with the opening of pre-orders for their new EP, which began today.
"The Human Conditioned conceptually deals with the MK Ultra Experiments run by the CIA during from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Various Mind control techniques, forms of torture and psychedelics were performed and used on children, sometimes completely breaking down their psyche and allowing them to be moulded to fit the desired format. This is the beginning of mind-control technology," says vocalist Adrian Pagano of the track.
Check it out below!
The EP, which will be the third record for Kaerulean, is their most ambitious to date, and with the positive responses they have received from their previous releases, this EP is already on track to propel them to the next level in their careers.
"The Orwellian Dream thematically details the four stage development of a totalitarian government, from the beginnings of societal brainwashing to the complete enslavement of humanity for the benefit of a powerful few. The concept for this album was brought about by the literary and conceptual interest we had for George Orwell, particularly his novel 1984. We also drew concepts from other authors including Aldous Huxley, Anthony Burgess and Lois Lowry. There are also real-life inspirations for The Orwellian Dream, such as the CIA MK Ultra Projects during the 1950’s-1970’s and as well as the invasive nature of social media. We recorded and mixed EP again at our own home studio in Brisbane. Brad Boatright of Audioseige took care of our mastering, while Remy from Headsplit Design did our artwork. This is our first release with Truth Inc Records and we are thrilled to be able to finally have you listen!" says Pagano of the EP.
'The Orwellian Dream' is now available for pre-order from via Truth Inc Records or the Kaerulean Bandcamp, but the band will also have some limited pre-order bundles to coincide with their upcoming gig with Archspire and Psycroptic.
The limited bundles will only be available via the band's Bandcamp or at their upcoming shows and will include a choice of the following:
Archspire/Psycroptic ticket + CD + Shirt
Archspire/Psycroptic ticket + CD
Archspire/Psycroptic ticket + Shirt,
CD + Shirt
You can catch Kaerulean at the following Brisbane dates:
Friday, August 3 - The Woolly Mammoth w/ Rise of Avernus
Thursday, August 16 - Crowbar w/ Archspire, Psycroptic and Hadal Maw
Australian death metallers Eskhaton have released the lyric video for "Culthulunatic," a track taken off the band's newest album Omegalitheos.
Released on June 20, Omegalitheos is an album that expands upon the violent nature of the genre. Each of its 14 tracks emanate dark chaotic energies; worshipping total death and execution. As a band, Eskhaton remains devoted to the legacy of the primeval forces like Possessed and Morbid Angel, moving them to levels which have not ever been reached in such intensity.
Brisbane's high-flying metal outfit Flynn Effect's EP Monument is out today!
Surfacing as a live band in August 2014 and releasing their first album Skin just a few months later, Flynn Effect quickly established themselves within their scene as a force to be reckoned with – delivering a refreshing take on alternative rock and a theatrical live show featuring the band’s own self-created automatic lighting system, CO2 and pyrotechnics.
Flynn Effect's ambitious live performances have seen the band share the stage with rock and metal royalty, including Lacuna Coil, Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and Seether, as well as perform alongside Australian heavyweights Orpheus Omega, Osaka Punch and Darkcell. In 2018, Flynn Effect are embarking on a new journey with the release of a new EP and a national tour in its support.
Flynn Effect's Monument EP is out now. All Singles are also available now in Spotify and Apple Music.
More details at flynneffectmusic.com
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Voyager. The Australian progressive metallers will release their upcoming full length via Season of Mist in 2019 and re-release their entire back catalogue.
Listen to the previously released album 'V' here and listen to 'The Meaning of I' here.
"We are very excited to be joining forces with Season of Mist! Not only will we be working together to produce and release new music in 2019, but also to reissue our entire back catalogue for the first time. Season of Mist have a long history of strongly supporting unique acts, and working with them to nurture their creativity and help them reach a wider audience. Danny, Ash, Simone, Scott and Alex believe they couldn't be a better fit for Voyager and are stoked for what the future brings for the band and label."
Australian death metallers Eskhaton will unleash hell this week with the release of Omegalitheos. Lavadome Productions will release Omegalitheos June 20.
Stream the album in full at lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/omegalitheos.
A promo video for album track "Nusku Etu Genii" is now playing at https://youtu.be/ekN0Kz8WgWM.
Purchase Omegalitheos at:
Omegalitheos is the third full-length manifestation from Australia's Eskhaton. The Omegalitheos phenomenon features 14 songs of psychotic Death Metal violence and has brought the vast capacities of its two predecessors to even higher levels.
Eskhaton's frenzied style will resonate with those who crave something more extreme than the standard death metal formula. This is where the status quo stops and the extraordinary ones rise to push the genre beyond its boundaries. Morbid, psychotic, violent, raw, unique, and above all else, uncompromising.
With Omegalitheos, Eskhaton takes its place among the mightiest, most violent Death Metal forces out there today. This is Omegalitheos, Total Death!
Influenced by legends like Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and King Diamond, Australia's Greystone Canyon unleashed their Wild West inspired debut album "While The Wheels Still Turn" this past March via Rockshots Records (EU/NA) and Hellfire Records (AU). The album is devoted to the love for old western cowboy films and the images these films conjure, the vast plains, endless horizons and the freedom of the Wild West. Tracked at Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia, and then mixed in Canada, this album is a real rock n’ roll frequent flyer. Mixing duties were undertaken by none other than Grammy nominated producer and legend Glen Robinson, who has engineered, mixed and produced equally legendary acts like Annihilator, Queensryche and Voivod.
Teaming up with Metal-Rules.com, Greystone Canyon is sharing with fans the premiere of their new video "In These Shoes".
The band comments:
"This song is about walking the hard road and never giving up on what you want... no matter the cost... Succeed or die trying. It's a tribute to the human spirit that is within all of us. There's also a little "tip of the hat" to Zeppelin in the lyrics."
Watch "In These Shoes" - http://www.metal-rules.com/2018/06/15/australias-greystone-canyon-premiere-new-video-in-these-shoes/
"While The Wheels Still Turn" is available on www.Rockshots.eu, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
Australia's Lost In Separation announces re-release of "Sister Moon"; premieres "Deathwish" music video
Metalcore quartet Lost In Separation has announced the re-release of their 2017 debut album, Sister Moon. Set to release July 13th via Pale Chord, the record contains all eight original tracks, as well as three new tracks.
Vocalist, Garrett Parsa comments:-
"I can say without a doubt that we could not be more proud of “Sister Moon”. I wrote songs about battling personal demons, the critical state of the human condition, not giving up on life, and against all odds; finding beauty in disparity. My hope is that the dark subject matter would challenge the listener to try to make the world around them a better place."
Along with the announcement, the band has released a new music video for the third track off the upcoming release titled, "Deathwish".
"I’m very excited for everyone to finally see our video for 'Deathwish'. The song symbolizes my journey of finding hope and compassion in a world that is otherwise cruel and unforgiving. It’s about the balance between life and death. While the topics reflect negative aspects of the world around us, the song is meant to encourage others to realize that it is not too late to change, and it’s not too late to stand up for what is right." says Parsa.
Pre-order bundles are available via LMTD and can be purchased HERE. Watch the new music video for "Deathwish" here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdp0A_XE30w
Hot on the heels of announcing their upcoming tour of Asia, South Australian metal band Shatter Brain have just released a video clip for the song ‘Discard’. This video documents the band’s tour of Australia and New Zealand, which they undertook between February and April of this year. The footage was compiled and edited by Ando Media Services and comprises bootleg live footage, as well as the bands own footage that documents some of the more fun, funny, and embarrassing moments of the tour.
Watch the video on YouTube and get an insight into what goes on during a Shatter Brain tour: https://youtu.be/OfDZV_-_Fak
Discard is the final track on the band’s four-song demo, aptly titled ‘The Shatter Brain Demo’, which was released in January 2018. The demo was recorded and mixed by guitarist Jack Hartley (Hartley Audio) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). It is available on physical, digital and streaming formats via BandCamp, iTunes and Spotify.
Listen to it LOUD here: https://shatterbrainmetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-shatter-brain-demo
Shatter Brain embark on their ‘Rip the Stitch Asia Tour’ in June and July, including three shows in Taiwan, and performances in Thailand and Malaysia as main support to Brazilian crossover-thrash legends Ratos de Porão. Check out the tour dates below.
29.06 – Pipe Live Music, Taipei, Taiwan
30.06 – Wake Up Fest, Chiayi, Taiwan
03.07 – Paramount Bar, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
05.07 – Immortal Bar, Bangkok, Thailand*
06.07 – Playspace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia*
*with Ratos de Porão
Parkway Drive are taking a night out of their packed summer schedule to bring their full live production to the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2018 in association with Monster Energy, taking place at the Indigo at The O2, London, on Monday, June 11. Playing a half-hour set, the band will be joining the loudest party in town following a headline performance at Download Festival on the Zippo Encore stage on Saturday, June 9. This will be the only non-festival UK show the band will play for the rest of 2018.
Parkway Drive are one of the most exciting live bands on the planet. They headlined the prestigious, 5,000-capacity Brixton Academy venue twice on their last world tour, and are currently playing around the globe in support of their latest album, ‘Reverence’, which landed in May. For the first time, they’ll be bringing their full festival production to the Indigo.
Parkway Drive’s career has seen an incredible trajectory since the release of their fifth album, ’Ire’, in 2015. Their first Number One in their homeland of Australia, it saw the band propelled into larger venues, picking up scores of fans along the way, with a new direction in sound taking them away from their metalcore roots. Now, in 2018, they are selling out venues, playing to thousands of fans a night around the world and headlining major festivals.
“When you already have a bill this stacked, you need something very special to close out the show – and special this will be,” says Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade. “Parkway Drive have long been rightly regarded as one of the best live bands on planet Earth, and witnessing them cramming their full production into the confines of the Indigo will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Do not miss it. We’ll see you down the front.”
This exclusive, intimate performance for Metal Hammer is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets for this show are priced at just £11.25 and are available from https://goldengods.eventbrite.co.uk.
If that were not enough, Ozzy Osbourne – The Prince Of Darkness and one of the most iconic names in rock music – is to be honoured as 2018’s Golden God. This is the evening’s most prestigious accolade that honours the most inspirational, important and groundbreaking artists in rock and metal history. Ozzy will be collecting the accolade on the night and previous recipients include Motörhead legend Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie amongst others.
As ever, the Golden God Awards will be one of the best line-ups of the year. Synthwave sensation Carpenter Brut will be opening the show and will be playing alongside Baroness, Myrkur and Meshuggah. In previous years, there have been headline sets from Motörhead, Mastodon, Anthrax, Steel Panther and many more.
Metal Hammer is the biggest and best heavy metal magazine on the planet, and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta will host this year’s ceremony. This is the 16th annual Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.
After releasing their debut self titled full length album in May 2017, Christ Dismembered were greeted with a very positive response and MOSH radio named it the #3 best South Australian release of 2017. The band played a number of festivals and headline shows and supported international acts Angelcorpse (USA) and Grave Miasma (UK). In 2018, Christ Dismembered recorded a single which has now been released as their debut music video Spit Forth Your Lies. The video was premiered on 24 May 2018 by Overdrive Magazine (AUS) and Legacy (GER).
Singer and guitarist NecroSatan explains that the video is an announcement for bigger plans of the band. "This band has existed in the shadows ever since 2012, but this video is our statement saying we are here to stay", says NecroSatan. "The video signifies a brand new era of darkness for us, our first release with the current lineup, with so much more soon to come..."
Check it here:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l4Hl3oP9lo
Christ Dismembered is a four piece black metal band based in rural South Australia (Millicent/Mount Gambier). They are heavily influenced by the more aggressive black metal pioneers such as Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth & Belphegor.
Christ Dismembered are:
NecroSatan - Vocals & Guitars
Plague - Drums
The Sadist - Guitar
Ominous - Bass
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