Brazil's Daydream XI stream two new tracks from 'The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn'; pre-order now
As Sensory Records prepares to issue The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, the second proper full-length album by Brazilian progressive rock/metal outfit, Daydream XI, the label issues two tracks from the opus -- "Trust-Forged Knife" and "Painted Smile" -- along with digital pre-orders of the record.
Stream and share Daydream XI's "Trust-Forged Knife" and "Painted Smile" now at THIS LOCATION.
The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn will be released on six-panel digipak CD with a twenty-eight page booklet and digital formats on September 22nd through Sensory Records; fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, and Pain Of Salvation should tune in. Pre-orders for the CD and standard digital version are available HERE, and the CD and 24-bit hi-res version available HERE.
Two weeks prior to the release of The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, Daydream XI will make their US live debut, taking part in the third night of the annual ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia on September 8th, sharing the weekend's stage with the likes of Katatonia, Amaranthe, Pain, Mike Portnoy, Between The Buried And Me, Haken, Metal Church, Orphaned Land, and many others. Additional tour dates are to be expected.
Daydream XI Live:
9/08/2017 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA [info]
Stand by for additional audio samples and additional news on Daydream XI in the days ahead.
Formed in 2008 Daydream XI has played with bands like Angra, Symphony X, and former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di'Anno. In 2014 the band was invited by legendary drummer Mike Portnoy to perform on the first edition of Progressive Nation At Sea with bands like Transatlantic, Devin Townsend, Pain Of Salvation, Animals As Leaders, Anathema, Jon Anderson, King's X, and many other leading names in progressive music. Mixing hard rock and progressive rock with heavy and power metal influences, Brazil's Daydream XI is a band with no self-imposed boundaries. Their debut album The Grand Disguise was produced by Jens Bogren, head of the world-class Fascination Street studio, in Orëbro, Sweden, released in September 2014, via Power Prog. The album has received many great reviews all over the globe, placing the band as one of the most promising names in progressive metal in South America.
For the follow-up album, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, Daydream XI embraces the progressive side of their music in a dark concept album. The concept is a metaphor to express that we are drawn to each other more by our weaknesses and our flaws than our strengths and virtues. It's portrayed through a journey, where Phillip, the Circus master, takes his new apprentice, Circe, across the various acts of this Circus. Each song represents a feeling or aspect of human life, channelled by the storyline of each character. With eleven epic new songs, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn was recorded at an array of studios across Brazil and the US with the band's Tiago Masseti handling final production. The record was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Haken), and completed with artwork by Kikyz1313 and Mateus Conter.
True avant-garde Norwegians Enslaved have announced the release of their epic new studio album for October 13th 2017. This 14th full-length masterpiece sets the musical mind-twisters free from genre boundaries and offers an unprecedented mix of prog, extreme metal and shoegaze on 8 tracks with a playing time of more than an hour. Elegantly titled ‘E’, the album was once again written by the unholy alliance of guitarist Ivar Bjørnson (music, lyrics) and singer/bassist Grutle Kjellson (lyrics) and marks the introduction of their new keyboard master and clean vocalist Håkon Vinje. Mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Studios by the renowned Jens Bogren, ‘E’ heralds a new era for Enslaved. Its cover artwork was once again hand-painted by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. As support for their brave sound journey, the quintet brought several guest musicians on board for the songs 'Hiindsiight' and 'Feathers Of Eolh', including Warduna's Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, flutist Daniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.
You can now pre-order physical editions of the album here:
Limited Edition Brown or NB Anniversary Green Vinyl, Limited Edition Digipack CD + Tote bag (all inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Digipack CD (inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Vinyl (inc signed insert)
Or the digital version here:
Digital Album via iTunes
Enslaved recently announced that they will supporting label mates Opeth on their autumn UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as playing a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall plus a string of headline European tour dates. Their upcoming UK and EU tour dates read as follows:
10th Nov – (DE) Hamburg - Logo
11th Nov – (DE) Berlin - Nuke
12th Nov – (DE) Cologne - Underground
13th Nov – (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15th Nov – Manchester - O2 Ritz *Nov 16th – Glasgow - Barrowlands *
17th Nov – Belfast - Limelight *
18th Nov – Dublin - Academy *
19th Nov – Nottingham - Rock City *
21st Nov – Bristol - O2 Academy *
22nd Nov – Birmingham - O2 Institute *
24th Nov – London - Islington Assembly Hall
25th Nov – (FR) Paris - Trabendo
26th Nov – (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob
28th Nov – (FR) Rezé - Barakason
29th Nov – (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30th Nov – (FR) Brescia - Circolo Colony
1st Dec – (CH) Pratteln - Z7
2nd Dec – (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
3rd Dec – (CZ) Prague - Chelmnice
16th Dec – (RU) Moscow - Volta
17th Dec – (RU) St. Petersburg - Club Val
Enslaved will also be playing some exclusive release shows in Norway, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and receive two unique gig posters for free:
12th Oct (Norway) Oslo - Blå
13th Oct (Norway) Bergen – Garage
You can also see Enslaved at the following festival shows:
13th Aug (BE) Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24th Aug (NO) Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25th Aug (NO) Moss - Festivalen Sin
16th Sept (BR) Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28th Sept (CAN) Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26TH Oct (SWE) Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1st-5th Feb 2018 (US) Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
www.enslaved.no | www.facebook.com/enslaved
Nearly three years in the making, black metal legends Satyricon have revealed their highly anticipated ninth studio album, 'Deep calleth upon Deep' is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records. The opus will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options and is now available for pre-order HERE!
The band recently unveiled initial album details and the album’s artwork, an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on Satyricon’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in Satyricon history.
Says frontman and visionary Satyr: “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”
'Deep calleth upon Deep' is a profound statement about the essence of Satyricon’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it Satyricon or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us."
Satyricon have always excelled as a live band, their evocative performances increasingly becoming special events as their frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s new ‘modus operandi’. In support of 'Deep calleth upon Deep' the band is set to tour on the following dates:
24.09.17 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE - Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL - Tilburg - 013
27.09.17 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK - London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR - Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR - Nantes - MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES - Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT - Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT - Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ - Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE - Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK - Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK - Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE - Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE - Stockholm / Klubben
31.10.17 MX - Guadalajara / C3 Stage
01.11.17 MX - Mexico City / Circo Volador
02.11.17 CR - San Jose / Pepper’s Club
07.11.17 CL - Santiago / Blondie
08.11.17 AR - Buenos Aires / Uniclub
10.11.17 BR - Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge
11.11.17 BR - Sao Paulo / Clash Club
12.11.17 BR - Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia
22.11.17 NO - Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO - Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO - Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO - Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO - Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO - Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO - Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO - Hamar / Gregers
Cavalera Conspiracy led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled "Psychosis". The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by long-time friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.
Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:
"The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer - an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from Godflesh - just a great Nailbomb, Godflesh, Cavalera kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the Cavalera albums, my favourite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."
Just recently Max and Iggor have also left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE!
Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy will strike back this Fall!
Hells Headbangers have announced the signing of Brazil's Diabolic Force. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's long-awaited second album, Praise of Satan, which is slated for international release later this year.
A cult name in the metal underground, Diabolic Force are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Motörhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer. Diabolic Force built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark Diabolic Force attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever.
Despite that silence, the members of Diabolic Force have been incredibly prolific with their other bands, which include Atomic Roar, Whipstriker, and Farscape among many others. With activities restarted in 2015, the band promises of Praise of Satan, "This album keeps the same influences, but we're playing more in the South American style, like Mutilator, Sarcofago, and Vulcano. The new songs sound more raw and nasty than before. Few notes, few riffs, and vocals full of reverb and delay. This record comes from the grave."
About their recent signing, "We are fucking proud to be working alongside Hells Headbangers for the first time," the band enthuses. "We are all fans of the label for more than ten years. The new album, Praise of Satan, fits perfectly in Hells Headbangers' cast 'cause it was written for diehard fans of early Bathory, Hellhammer, and Sodom. This is the pure, old Satanic metal Armageddon!"
Release date, cover, track listing, and pre-order link for Diabolic Force's Praise of Satan to be revealed shortly.
Brazilian death thrashers Dysnomia have posted a new music video for their album's title track "Proselyte" released last year. Like the album’s theme, the title track is full deep human questioning such as good versus evil.
To watch the "Proselyte" video directed and produced by Francis Fidélix and Luciano Moraes, please visit the video below.
Nervochaos’ most recent Asian tour - co-headlined with Krisiun and presented by Alpha Omega Management‘s Alpha Omega Tours - was a success and has received a mini-documentary. In the video we will see the band’s passage through Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. Watch it here! https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos/videos/10155486328839645/ or via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Dq87mOqX-9M
Documentaries for Brazil and Latin America have also been made available, be sure to check out:
Latin America - https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos/videos/10155462243224645/
All concerts are part of the promotion tour of the recently released ‘Nyctophilia’. The album can already be bought at the main specialized stores of the market, either directly with the band, by email, Facebook or in the official store: https://goo.gl/aF7Xkx.
Nervochaos released their new album ‘Nyctophilia’ on March 10th in Brazil via Cogumelo Records. The art of both the cover and the booklet was created the talented Brazilian artist Alcides Burn (Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Malefactor, Queiron, Headhunter DC, etc). ‘Nyctophilia’ was recorded in Italy at Alpha Omega Studio, along with producer Alex Azzali, who is also responsible for mixing and mastering the work. Check out the outstanding 360° live studio video for the song “Total Satan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AntmUMeGQY
NERVOCHAOS: www.nervochaos.net - www.facebook.com/NervoChaos
Brazilian prog / power metallers Dark Avenger signs a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records.
Rockshots Records is stoked to announce the signing of the prog / power metal band Dark Avenger!
The outstanding new album "The Beloved Bones: Hell" is eleven mental stages someone probably might be through, when living a constant uncomfortable situation ("Hell is repetition") among many others which we inadvertently allow to come into our lives.
"The Beloved Bones: Hell" was produced, recorded and mixed by the guitarist Glauber Oliveira and mastered by the renowned Tony Lindgren at Fascination Studios in Sweden.
The new chapter is set to be released on September 1, 2017 via Rockshots Records on all the major record and digital stores and will inevitably leave the mark!
Watch the first lyric video of the single "The Beloved Bones": https://youtu.be/YjYJf-WGv78
Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: Exit Eden
The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise Exit Eden’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany / Switzerland / Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more! Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon! Stay tuned for more updates on Exit Eden
Who the musicians are:
Amanda is a rock-solid authority of the music scene: both as a solo artist and sharing success and the stage with bands like Avantasia, Epica and Kamelot. Though her US-American roots are based in Pop & Rock, she fell in love with the Metal scene and made it her home. She has toured with Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan and many more legends with her commanding voice and fronts the projects Trillium and Kiske Somerville (with Helloween icon Michael Kiske). All of this, combined with her wide range of experience, grants her a unique edge and a permanent address in the Metal world.
A natural talent, Anna began singing at a very young age. As a daughter of a German father and an American mother, she grew up bilingual and founded her first Rock band as a teenager. Due to a music study that lead her through different parts of the world, she garnered a multitude of experience and it became crystal clear to her: music has to rock – and vocals need to be emotional – just like a passionate scream.
Marina La Torraca:
Hailing from Brazil, Marina was born with rhythm in her blood. As the auspicious frontwoman of several Metal bands since the age of 15, her path led her to Europe, where she got to perform with Avantasia and to found her up-and-coming band, Phantom Elite. Since having studied musical theatre in New York, the versatile singer and actress can also be seen internationally in musical productions, including the upcoming German tour of the Broadway-Hit, RENT. For her, being close to the crowd is what counts – no problem for her and her natural convincing character.
Clémentine was born near Paris 30 years ago. She has been a multi talent since her childhood days – no matter if she was dancing, playing the piano or singing – she enchanted her audience. At the age of 16, she joined her first Metal band, she is currently fronting Symphonic Metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis and also worked with Serenity and Melted Space. Another one of her career highlights is her participation on Kai Hansen’s (Helloween, Gamma Ray) first solo album, released in 2016. Thus, Clémentine has carved her way into being one of the great performers of the scene.
The female fronted progressive power metal band Vandroya will release their new album "Beyond The Human Mind" on April 28th through Inner Wound Recordings. "The Path To The Endless Fall", the second single from the album is available for streaming at YouTube at the link below.
Stream "The Path To The Endless Fall" here: https://youtu.be/YjEs22SSTn
With a more evident progressive influence but without giving up the weight and virtuosity of power metal, the new album brings a more mature band, a more balanced sound and reflects the musicians technical and artistic evolution since the debut album "One".
The album concept revolves around the journey we all go through in search of fullness and inner peace. The album artwork is created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth].
Led by vocalist Daísa Munhoz, Vandroya are ready to take the next step and make a mark in the metal scene with "Beyond The Human Mind".
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