Canadian metallers All Else Fails are ready to release their new album ‘The False Sanctuary’, coming 2 years after the last critically-acclaimed full length ‘The Forever Lie’. Keeping with their tradition of crushingly heavy and progressive metal they have composed 2 new songs for this album and included 5 B-sides from ‘The Forever Lie’, which were never released digitally.
To accentuate this album they have also released a music video for the first single ‘A Dream of Names’. Technical guitar parts are juxtaposition against melodic vocals in the band’s 10th music video, a moody visual for the thought provoking lyrics that address the current state of the world.
“In a lot of ways this album is at a state of the union address. It's been 2 years since the release of The Forever Lie, and already the themes of financial corruption, abuse of religious power, and political scandal seem tame. I wrote this one half with a sarcastic smirk, half with an crippling sense that we are well past the point of return.” says Barrett Klesko (vocals, guitar).
Produced by Barrett Klesko
Engineered by: Barrett Klesko
Mixed by: Bevin Booth
Mastered by: Bevin Booth
Artwork by: Danny Perdana
All Else Fails is:
Barrett Klesko: Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Mike Sands: Guitar
Cody Lee: Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee: Drums
Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week is the Canadian Alternative Metal | Progressive Rock group Doan.
Doan is a progressive alternative metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Formed of Diane Thibault at vocals, Olivier Roy on the drums, André Labrecque on bass and Nicholas Roy on guitar, they first established in 2011 as a cover band bearing the name Ghettoblaster. They changed their name in 2017 to dedicate themselves more seriously to their own compositions. Heavy and incisive to sweet and melodious, the band’s music is the result of a collaborative effort influenced by the music of bands like Tool, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Godsmack and many others.
To the question “What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?” They respond: “We want them to remember the emotions it brings to them, that’s what music is all about, isn’t it?”
With their first album Stupidity Kills due out via Sliptrick Records in 2019, Doan are ready to rock the stage and look forward to spreading their words and music across the globe.
Diane Thibault – Vocals
Olivier Roy – Drums
Andre Labrecque – Bass
Nicholas Roy – Guitar
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Canada-based mantra doom act Zaum has signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records.
Zaum is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic, doomy mantra-based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string, and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can coexist and be understood from a natural perspective.
Zaums most recent full-length musical chapter, Eidolon, was released in October of 2016 via I Hate Records. In their few years as an active, touring band Zaum has performed over two-hundred shows including support stints for Voivod, Cauldron, Mars Red Sky, and Bison as well as showcases at Roadburn, Haywire Festival, and Incubate.
Zaum is currently composing new material for their next full-length, slated for a spring 2019 release via Listenable.
In the meantime, check out the band's mesmerizing live performance of "Influence Of The Magi" (taken from Eidolon) at THIS LOCATION.
Kyle Alexander McDonald - vocals, bass, textures
Christopher Lewis - drums, percussion
Nawal Doucette - visual performance art, ambiance
Canadian black metal cult Goathammer premiere the new track "Right of Conquest" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction, set for international release on December 7th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Goathammer's "Right of Conquest" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in 2013 and promptly getting to work on a split tape and two successive demos, Goathammer have been a study of staunch underground ethics from the very beginning. Theirs is a sound that's steeped in decades of arcane black/death wisdom, canvassing an array of eras and international flavours whilst being finesse into foul, filthy form by true fanatics. As such, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction is the grand, garish culmination of Goathammer's noble work thus far. Here, the quartet prove they're more than just an identikit "goat"/bestial band; there's a sulphurous aura and true dungeon-bound darkness that bespeak the ancient ways of the 1990s, but completely unselfconsciously so.
Sure, the swarming violence of Blasphemy is certainly detectable, but more so is the hammering disgust of legendary labelmates Profanatica; likewise, the crude magic of classic Ungod coexists alongside the frantic misery of old Mütiilation. Which is all to say that, despite the signposts being clear, Goathammer possess the unique elan to conjure a sensation that evokes both nostalgia and newness, and above all, put forth an identity that's theirs alone and offering boundless exploration of those depths for the future.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, so engage in a true Ceremony of Morbid Destruction with Goathhammer! Continue engaging with the new track "Right of Conquest" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal. Begin engaging with the previously revealed "Invoking the Sadistic Spirits" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Canada's KOSM premiere "The Esoteric Order" video via Bravewords; H.P. Lovecraft inspired album out Nov 16th
Combining influences from Tool, Mastodon, The Agonist, Gojira and A Perfect Circle; Vancouver progressive metal band KOSM's sound is dynamic and unquestionably lethal. Since their induction in 2016, they have been making their mark on Vancouver’s metal scene and beyond with cover videos along with singles "Ancient Heart" and "Space Mead". Set to unleash their debut album "Cosmonaut", a release loosely based on themes from stories by H.P. Lovecraft and others, the band is ready to be reveal on Bravewords.com their new lyric video for their next single "The Esoteric Order". "Cosmonaut" will be released on November 16th and available on all major digital platforms.
Check out "The Esoteric Order" at the following link: http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-kosm-premiere-the-esoteric-order-lyric-video
The band explains "Cosmonaut":
"Cosmonaut is a concept album loosely based on the weird-fiction of HP Lovecraft, and borrowing concepts from the science-fiction of Frank Herbert, and Roger Zelazny. The album follows a cosmonaut on a cosmic journey through time and space; from the earthly confines of mortal life, to ascendancy as an immaterial and omnipotent being. The cosmonaut's journey is essentially symbolic, serving as a commentary on the human experience: a journey from confusion and anger, to transcendence and self-understanding."
And the story behind the track "The Esoteric Order":
"The cosmonaut finds themselves marooned at a monastery in the stars. This monastery is of the Esoteric Order. They offer the space mead as a means to push forwards. The cosmonaut initially refuses, hoping to avoid the mind-altering properties of the mead, but ultimately accepts, realizing there is no other way forward."
With even more material in the works and future albums planned, KOSM summons you to join them on this journey full of experimental and progressive metal.
For those in the Vancouver area, KOSM will be hosting their CD release concert at Pub 340 on Saturday, November 17th with local support from OmnisighT, Truent, and Opus Arise. Event info here.
Erik Leonhard – Guitar
Mike Slater – Guitar
Jessie Grace – Vocals
Sterling Paterson – Drums
Michael Mastracci – Bass
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is proud to premiere their music video for their single “Unleash The Beast” via Bravewords.com. The single is the title track off their upcoming EP and is an enticing amalgamation of death metal growling and punchy double kicks accompanied by power metal cleans and fiery guitar solos.
The myriad of dynamic elements and groovy bits make this one powerhouse of a song. Its lyrics follow the familiar situation of someone restraining themselves for too long in fear of judgement or emotional pain; as this goes on they feel an anger grow inside of them until it eventually turns into a full on monster seeking vengeance. The range on the vocals masterfully paint a vivid image of all hell breaking loose.
Further expanding on where Shipperbottom’s lyrics come from:
“The lyrics specifically on this EP were all inspired by emotional experiences in her day to day life with a more morbid twist and added metaphors.”
The band has crafted this EP in the hope their listeners will have a positive and and lasting experience, finding it enjoyable and authentic but also relatable. Giving nods to some of their noticeable influences including Arch Enemy, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Behemoth and Iron Maiden, Lutharö sits imposingly on the border of the death, power and thrash sub-genres.
The video for “Unleash the Beast” can be heard at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-canada-s-lutharo-premier-unleash-the-beast-music-video-new-ep-out-in-november
"Unleash the Beast" is due out November 16th and will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify. Download of the EP title track is available on the band's Bandcamp here.
Vancouver, BC Metalcore artists Bastian release their new video Unstable
Unstable takes you deep into the humane psyche. What someone is like on the surface, might be totally different inside and snap into a murderous rage when pushed. Bastian gives a warning about Unstable...
Everything you think you know about sanity will be thrown out the window once you watch this
Unstable was directed by Mike Chatwin and is off Bastian's upcoming self-titled EP do out later this year. Unstable is premiering on New Noise Magazine and can be seen HERE
Ty Kingston : Guitar/Vocals
Chris Revill : Bass/Vocals
Dylon Opalinsky: Vocals
Jeff Wang : Guitar
Scott Miller : Drums
Bastian is a 5 piece metal band from Vancouver, B.C. Canada. In January 2018, the band revealed a new line up and a self titled EP to be released late summer 2018.
The Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet Into Eterrnity recently unveiled a new song, “Fringes of Psychosis”, (https://youtu.be/V5rOJADB4GE) which marked the first official taste of their long-awaited sixth album “The Sirens”. Today, M-Theory Audio is proud to announce the group's signing, and that the record will be released on October 26. Physical pre-orders are available now at this location (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store), while a digital pre-order (which includes an instant download of “Fringes of Psychosis”) is underway on Bandcamp (intoeternitysk.bandcamp.com).
Originally, Into Eterrnity intended to self-release “The Sirens” after a planned release through a European label fell through, but the group recently reconnected with M-Theory Audio president Marco Barbieri, who served as president of Century Media Records when the band released such acclaimed albums as “Buried In Oblivion” (2004) and “The Scattering Of Ashes” (2006).
“The Sirens” – which features guest appearances by former vocalist Stu Block (now in Iced Earth), Cam Dixon (ex-Annihilator) and Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth) – sees Into Eterrnity firing on all cylinders, with Amanda Kiernan's fierce vocals and Tim Roth's trademark guitar heroics and vocal harmonies backed by long time bassist Troy Bleich and newer recruits Bryan James Newbury (drums) and Matt Cuthberston (guitars, also of Untimely Demise). The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by former guitarist Justin Bender, while long time artist Mattias Noren (Evergrey, Epica, Kamelot) designed the cover and layout.
Says founding guitarist Tim Roth:-
“First of all, Into Eterrnity would like to thank all of our fans for the support regarding this new album we're about to release. The original plan was to release it independently ourselves, but the plan has changed. We are pumped to announce that we are now releasing 'The Sirens' worldwide through M-Theory Audio! Thanks go out to Marco for reaching out to us and providing us a new deal that we simply could not refuse. Into Eterrnity worked for years and years with Marco when he was president of Century Media, so for us this is a perfect fit for our band. Unfortunately, this does mean that we will be pushing back our release date until October, as our new label is going to need some time to manufacture and properly promote the release. Thanks again to everyone for the long time support, and you'll all be hearing 'The Sirens' in the coming months!”
From 2005 to 2008, there wasn't a harder-working metal band on the planet than Into Eterrnity, whose extreme progressive metal built on the pioneering work of such forward-thinking acts as Death, Cynic and Opeth. The group toured seemingly non-stop with the likes of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Kataklysm and Hate Eternal, and also joined the epic line-up of Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy and Overkill on the 2006 edition of Gigantour.
In 2008, the group released their fifth record, the concept album “The Incurable Tragedy,” and prepared for another busy touring cycle, which began with a vengeance on that year's Summer Slaughter Canada (where the band played alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Veil of Maya, Whitechapel and others). From there, the group hit the road in support of Iced Earth, after which they planned to take a short break to recover from four years of road work.
Soon after Roth returned home to Regina, Saskatchewan, however, he became a first-time father, and it soon became clear that touring as aggressively wouldn't be possible. The group still performed periodically in subsequent months, even travelling to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the spring of 2009, but as the band considered their next moves after the end of the “Incurable Tragedy” touring cycle, vocalist Stu Block was asked to join Iced Earth.
At first, he planned to perform double-duty, and in 2011, Into Eterrnity recorded two digital singles featuring Block. It quickly became apparent, though, that Iced Earth's touring commitments would keep Block on the road indefinitely, so in 2012, Roth recruited the Edmonton-based singer Amanda Kiernan (also of The Order of Chaos) to become Into Eterrnitys new vocalist. The group subsequently began demoing material for a new album, which they would record gradually over the next few years.
This weekend, Into Eterrnity will join Fit For An Autopsy and Archspire as co-headliners of the Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, Alberta on August 5th. For more info visit www.LoudAsHell.com. Additional tour dates are in the works.
Brandon, Manitoba's Arcticcircle have returned with heavy dose of Bush Metal on new album Where Ice Meets Ocean. The Canadian trio's fourth full-length album is out now and streaming at arcticcircle2.bandcamp.com/album/where-ice-meets-ocean-2
The story of Arcticcircle begins in Manitoba, Canada circa 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Sean Vermentor brought his bedroom black metal project out of the basement and formed a band of the same name with Jon Cloud on drums and Howard on bass. Playing in a black/thrash style dubbed 'Bush Metal' the band released numerous EPs and three full lengths including 2006's Forcing The Astral, which was released on Profound Lore Records.
Fast forward to 2018 and we find the band releasing Where Ice Meets Ocean. A new album also signifying a new direction which centres around a slower pace and a huge rock/metal influence. Arcticcircle consider this release to be the epitome of Bush Metal: raw, dirty and exciting!
Sean - guitars, vocals
Jon - drums
Howard - bass
Canadian metal band Malacoda are to release the brand new album via Rockshots Records this coming fall!
Following on from the release of the EP "Ritualis Aeterna", Malacoda will be releasing a new full length album "Restless Dreams" via Rockshots Records in this coming fall. The album delivers a full musical experience inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2". Malacoda first introduced their fans to the "Silent Hill 2" storyline with the track "I got a letter" which featured on the band's sophomore release, "Ritualis Aeterna" (Rockshots Records, 2017).
"Restless Dreams", inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2", is a musical journey through dark, tormented themes of doubt, loss, guilt and terror. The plot of the album follows a broken man’s journey through the ghost town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his dead wife asking him to meet her there. Malacoda brings a fresh interpretation of the themes within the ground-breaking video game classic "Silent Hill 2". Malacoda artfully bring to life the oppressive, claustrophobic aura of the fog consumed town with deviously clever song-writing and mind-cacthing lyrics, Malacoda truly understand the importance of meticulous production, and appreciate the masterful mix by Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith), "Restless Dreams" is a musical release unlike any other. Fans and new listeners alike, prepare for an atmospheric and melodic metal descent into a world of horror and despair.
The new album "Restless Dreams" is set to be released via Rockshot Records on October 19 in North America and October 26 in Europe.
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