Influenced by bands such as Symphony X, Dream Theater, Haken, Plini, Rush along with classical, jazz and progressive rock, Montreal's instrumental violin prog metal Cydemind offer a refreshing take on progressive music that is sure to attract interest from a wide audience with their new album "Erosion". Teaming up with TheProgReport, the quintet is proud to premiere the full stream of the release, which consists of six compositions including a 27 minute masterpiece of the album's title track.
"We’re very excited to finally release Erosion. We’ve been working on it for so long; to finally launch it feels like we’ve reached the summit of a mountain that took 5 years to climb. We hope you’ll appreciate the scenery as much as we do. Thanks for supporting us and here’s to many more albums!”
"Erosion" was recorded in Montreal at The Grid with producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) along with additional recording of grand piano done at Studio 270. Album artwork was done by drummer and band co-founder Alexandre Dagenais along with lyrical poems included with the release written by pianist Camille Delage. The poems describe each composition as the album gravitates around the theme of nature and its persistence through time.
To hear the full stream of "Erosion", please visit the following link: http://progreport.com/cydemind-stream-their-new-album-erosion/
'Erosion' is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and all other major online retailers.
In additional news, Cydemind's local CD launch in Montreal will be held June 17th at the Cabaret Lion D'Or with special guest progressive rockers No Ticket.
Tickets are available on www.lepointdevente.com.
Olivier Allard (Violins)
Alexandre Dagenais (Drums)
Camille Delage (Keyboards/Piano)
Nico Damoulianos (Bass)
Kevin Paquet (Guitars)
Sólstafir are unveiling their complete forthcoming full-length, 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events". The new sixth masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelanders is out now.
'Berdreyminn' is now exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Marast Music (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on behalf of SÓLSTAFIR: "Finally, the time has come to present you 'Berdreyminn' in its entirety. Hopefully, the previous pieces that we have released will now fall into their rightful places in the puzzle that this album represents. There is much to explore, surprises to discover as well as meeting old friends again, and we sincerely hope that you will like what you find. Enjoy!"
The cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of 'Berdreyminn' can be viewed above.
Sólstafir have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.
Death Always Wins, the forthcoming sophomore album from Melodic Death / Thrash quartet Dead Asylum, is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Brave Words! Go forth and stream with impunity at this location.
Dead Asylum will release Death Always Wins on June 2. On the follow-up to 2013 debut General Carnage, the Vancouver, Canada band has sharpened the songwriting to a fine point and bolstered its established muscular attack with a harder rhythmic punch and an even deadlier arsenal of riffs!
Pre-order the album at https://deadasylum.bandcamp.com/album/death-always-wins
A lyric video for the new single is available now at https://youtu.be/kCQeUqu6ET4. The band previously released the official video for "Forgotten Sacrifice," which can be viewed at this location.
With an unexpected combination of thrash and melodeath elements reminiscent of the Gothenburg Sound (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, et al), Dead Asylum's Death Always Wins is one killer listen! The songs on Death Always Wins range from thrashy headbangers, to technical compositions, and 'chantable', heavy metal anthems. While it might seem like their sound covers the spectrum of metal, everything is tied together by brutal dual vocals and melodic leads. Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and-as the band name alludes-twisted facets of the human psyche. The band's famously intense live shows are about to get fiercer when the new material is left beaten and bloodied on the stage!
Death Always Wins was tracked at Jam Factory Studios in Port Coquitlam, BC; recorded and edited by Roger Mowat; and mix/mastered by Chris Holmes. Pierre-Alain (3mmi Design) was responsible for the album art.
Drummer Samantha Landa in many ways defines Dead Asylum's unbridled energy and inability to ever just stand still. Landa performed with Brazilian Thrashers and Napalm Records artist Nervosa for three months throughout North America and Europe in 2016, including on a tour package that also featured Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Enforcer. And all the while ran her online business from the road! Landa even served as a Pool Girl on the annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Dead Asylum will hit the road for the "American SaniTOURium" Tour, beginning in August. Confirmed dates thus far can be found below.
As a lead-up to Sabbath Assembly's highly anticipated sixth album, Rites of Passage - set for international release on May 12th via Svart Records - today, heavily trafficked tastemakers Noisey - Music By Vice stream the album in its entirety. Hear the entirety of Sabbath Assembly's Rites of Passage exclusively HERE.
Led by vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune), Sabbath Assembly anno 2017 features guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), who has been with the band since 2011; original Sabbath Assembly drummer Dave Nuss; bassist Johnny Deblase, who also played on the band's self-titled album; and the new addition of second guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, Zvi). Rites of Passage marks a moment in which Sabbath Assembly truly "comes of age" as a unique combination of its members, creating progressive metal influenced by Gorguts and Hammers of Misfortune while maintaining a melodic edge true to the roots of the band in the hymnody of the Process Church of the Final Judgment.
Thematically, Rites of Passage is a reflection on the complexity of the transitional stages of life. Ethnographer Arnold van Gennep first defined "rites of passage" in 1960 as birth, childhood, puberty, marriage, parenthood, religious initiation, and funerals. In our current age, when many eschew these specific rites, Sabbath Assembly's newest songs define transitional moments based on experiences in their own lives that have left them feeling truly changed. The songs on Rites of Passage include stories of losing one's religion (rather than initiation), dissolution of a relationship (rather than marriage), and managing the dementia and physical decline of a loved one (as more profound than a funeral rite).
In a time when others in the occult rock genre remain preoccupied with fantasy and dark mysticism, Sabbath Assembly finds the most profound of transformative moments in everyday experience. Rites of Passage presents its listeners with a set of songs that the band hopes will mirror their own experiences of transition, and in some way provide necessary passage. Feel the full reflection exclusively HERE, as well as read a revealing interview with Myers, courtesy of Noisey - Music By Vice.
On April 20th, Signal Rex - in conspiracy with Chaosphere Recordings, Larvae, Murder Records, Helldprod, Raging Planet, and Vomit Your Shirt - is proud to present the long-awaited debut album of Goldenpyre, In Eminent Disgrace. Web-portal NoCleanSinging.com is streaming the album in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Goldenpyre was created in Barroselas, Portugal in 1997. Their first demo, Apocryphal, was released in 1998 and the second one, Necroterrorism, in 2001. Their first EP, Decrepidemic, was recorded in 2003, followed by the split CD Atrocities in 2005.
In between the releases, Goldenpyre played about 100 shows and tours all around Europe with Suffocation, Behemoth, Nile, Destroyer 666, and various other bands. Their debut album was planned for 2009, but just few months after the recordings, new vocalist Jarder died and the band entered into a big hiatus.
When the time was right, the songs started to take shape in the studio and the release was re-planned for 2017 at the 20th edition of SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST. Six of the best labels in Portugal joined their hands and prepared one of the most anticipated releases in a long time: mysteriously lumbering, suffocatingly dense death metal of total DREAD. This is Goldenpyre's In Eminent Disgrace.
Imminence Records' Arizona metalcore outfit Dreaming Awake is fresh off their tour with Convulsions and is now streaming their Imminence Records debut in full. The eleven track barrage on the ears in the form of Friction Lives releases today and features guest vocals from Sycamour’s Jeremy Gilmore and Incredible Me’s Dillon Jones.
"We've put the last two years of our lives into making this album what's it come to be, and we're so excited to be able finally get it out there, and essentially experience the album together with our fans.” - Vaughn Bell (Screamer)
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH6e9fl6w4f5-CreTmSEajNDegaOgjdcv
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Capturing the essence of Pop and RnB, while simultaneously creating an atmosphere of pure chaos, Dreaming Awake delivers groovy, yet dark, bone crushing breakdowns, and infectious soulful melodies that'll be sure to make you move your feet and sing along. Dreaming Awake is the collective of members from different bands from their home scene, bringing an array of different influences. Dreaming Awake is dedicated to bringing something fresh to the table, with heartfelt lyrics that anyone can feel, and genuine instrumentation that will leave you hooked.
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Towards Eternity, the forthcoming album from Quebec Black Metal Scourge Ordoxe, is streaming in its entirety. Get your fix at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/towards-eternity
Ordoxe will release new album Towards Eternity March 31 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A lyric video for new song "We Are Eternal" is available at this location.
Ordoxe make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with new album Towards Eternity. Formed in 1989, Ordoxe perform melodic Black Metal with elements of Thrash, Death and Doom Metal. Towards Eternity is the fourth album in the Ordoxe catalogue and delivers a fierce, judicious mix of dark arts, bliss, grim moods and evil ambience.
German black metal cult Entartung are streaming the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, via EchoesAndDust.com. Released last week via W.T.C. Productions, Baptised into the Faith of Lust is a work of timeless black metal traditionalism given flight by flawless songwriting and emotive execution: THE album where Entartung ascend the throne and rule over all they survey, in a kingdom where the genre's aesthetics have become diluted by modernity (or worse) but one which will be righted by their righteous conviction. Hear Entartung's Baptised into the Faith of Lust in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Entartung was founded in 2011 by Lykormas and Vulfolaic. As veterans of the old-school black metal scene, they set out to make music true to the original vibe of the genre, void of commercialism and modern trends. The duo skipped the usual demo phase and independently wrote and recorded their debut album, Krypteia. Entartung immediately got signed by W.T.C. Productions, who released Krypteia in the spring of 2012 on compact disc.
One year later, Entartung started writing and recording their sophomore album. The internal tensions and conflicts that arose during this process were successfully channelled into violent and aggressive renditions of the actual material. Contrary to the previous album, which exclusively featured German lyrics, Peccata Mortalia predominantly focuses on English as the main language. Peccata Mortalia was again released by World Terror Committee in May 2014, this time on both compact disc and vinyl. Simultaneously, Krypteia also saw a vinyl release.
In late 2014, Entartung was invited to play an exclusive show at the 2015 edition of the Veneration of the Dead festival in the Netherlands. For the purpose of this festival, Entartung recruited skinsman Haistulf and started working on a set consisting of both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia material.
Continuing as a three-piece, Entartung then recorded their third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, throughout the winter of 2015-2016. The new compositions build further upon the style which was established on both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia and successfully push the boundaries of the genre, focusing on both feel and detail as well as atmosphere and aggression. Lyrically, Baptised into the Faith of Lust explores the more obscure side of history, religious mass delusions, and the writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Selma Lagerlöf, Charles Baudelaire, and Hermann Löns.
Baptised into the Faith of Lust was mixed by Entartung and was subsequently mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. Once again, the band entrusts World Terror Committee with the release of the third Entartung opus, both on compact disc and vinyl. The album's artwork is a twisted and bizarre take on orthodox iconography, further elucidated by its musical/lyrical contents. Become Baptised into the Faith of Lust with Entartung entirely HERE, courtesy of EchoesAndDust.com!
Progressive metal band from Dubai are going to blow people's minds with their contemporary and energetic music. 'Terraform' is Kaihon's debut release and it's a multi-layered yet catchy affair spanning four songs. It's impressive to see a Dubai-based band collaborating with musicians from India - the album has guest appearances from SKYHARBOR's Keshav Dhar, who has also produced the album, and even Shashank Bhatnagar of UNDYING INC. It's as good as it gets, topped off with amazing artwork from Visual Amnesia (DEMONIC RESURRECTION, CHAOS). Meticulously concocted and executed, this is a contemporary gem in the style, and taking into account that such music is being crafted from this part of the world, it's no mean feat. Fans of forward-thinking, progressive, even atmospheric metal must check this out.
ROLLING STONE (India) is streaming the album in full over HERE.
Hailing from Turin, Italy, 8-member Symphonic metallers Aevum are streaming their brand new album "Dischronia" on the band's Youtube Channel! The album was released March 17th, via Maple Metal Records. Stream the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tispGqeq8wQ&t=36s
Comments the band:
"We are glad and completely committed to share our music through the free streaming. Thanks to Maple Metal Records that supports our project. Thanks to Alpha Omega Management that help us to spread our music and show around the world"
You can download the Dischronia Complete edition (13 songs in wave quality), or obtain your Dischronia Digipack Special Edition here: https://aevumopera.bandcamp.com/album/dischronia
As part of the deal Maple Metal Records will re-distribute the band’s 2014 debut album ‘Impressions’, plus previously released material from the band’s two EPs “Celestial Angels” (2008) and “Nova Vita” (2012).
‘Dischronia’ was recorded and produced at Aurora Recording Studio by Hannodamalj Production. The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Vision Divine, Ancient Bards, ElvenKing) at Domination Studio, in the Republic of San Marino. Cover art by Erick Vaghi (OneBlindEye Design).
Formed in 2008, Aevum‘s music is in perpetual inclination towards the union between the human being and the divine, between opposites, male and female, positive and negative, in a genre that is a bond between the neo-classical and gothic metal worlds. Aevum are known for their theatrical live Shows, and have toured all over Europe with Haggard, Vision Divine, Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), and performed at various Metal Festivals in Italy, since their inception in 2007. Aevum also performed at last years Metalhead Meeting Festival in Bucharest, Romania, that included such bands as Eluveitie, Delain, Dragonforce, Rotting Christ and Kreator.
Check out the lyric video “The Vitruvian Condition”, taken from their new album ‘Dischronia’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tzlbFolZjI
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