After the 2013 demo "The Crackling of Embers", Danish atmospheric black metallers SUNKEN are ready to take the world by storm with their debut full-length "Departure", an album where the band showcases once again their potency and songwriting skills, promising to cause an impact and lasting atmosphere.
"Departure" is set to be released on May 26th, 2017 via Triton's Orbit (home of Vinterbris, Akasava and Riti Occulti).
Cover artwork and tracklisting as follows:
The band comments:
"Our debut album has been long underway. 'Departure' shows a more matured, unique and experimental Sunken, with a more honest approach to songwriting, sound and expression. The writing of the album has been a long journey, with new and interesting sources of inspiration and contributions from many different musicians. All of this made the album what it is today. We're finally ready for our Departure."
The UK metal scene is filled with a lot of talented bands, and we are so very lucky to add Repulsive Vision to the growing Mighty Music family!
Matt Davidson: "Repulsive Vision are beyond thrilled to be working with Mighty Music and proud to be a part of their roster. Their support and understanding so far has been an amazing help to us and we are eager to bring our plans to fruition with this union".
“Look Past the Gore and See The Art” A mantra that embodies the very soul of UK Death metal band, Repulsive Vision. The battle cry of anti censorship and open mindedness that influences the very meaning of the band itself.
Heavily inspired by video nasties and their controversial history, this vicious four piece is a relentless assault of punk fueled old school death metal in the vein of Obituary, Carcass, Napalm Death and Entombed.
Formed in 2010, Repulsive Vision has evolved over the years, eventually maintaining a strong current line-up consisting of Dan McEwan (Vocals), Mark Kirby (Bass), Gary Young (Drums) and Matt Davidson (Guitars).
Recorded in the depths of Newcastle at First Avenue Studios and mixed/mastered by Dean Thompson, “Look Past the Gore and See the Art” is a work built on frustration and old school inspirations to bring an honest and unstoppable piece of grinding death metal.
The long awaited debut album “Look Past The Gore and See The Art” shall be released in stores and on all digital platforms from the 31st of March 2017.
Amaranthe will kick off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism on February 10 in Houston, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.
The trek snakes through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for "Boomerang." Watch it HERE.
Guitarist Olof Morck says
"It is finally time to release our brand new video for 'Boomerang', an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie! Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! Perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, it is packed to the brim with action, glitter and glamour - you can try to bring us down, but we'll come around, like a Boomerang!"
In other Amaranthe news, singer Jake E. has confirmed his exit from the band. Below is his statement on the matter.
"After eight years and four albums, I have decided to leave Amaranthe. I am extremely proud of the band and what we've accomplished together.
"Amaranthe have the most AMAZING fans and they have given me so much during the years, which I am extremely grateful for. I want to thank them all for always supporting me during the highs and the lows - without YOU we would be NOTHING. "Thank you for these years and I hope to meet you again soon!"
-JAKE E www.jakee.se
AMARANTHE ON TOUR
With Failure Anthem, Cypher 16 and Smash Into Pieces:
2/10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
2/12: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
2/14: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
2/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
2/19: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF
2/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
2/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/23: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/24: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/26: Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
2/27: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
3/2: Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
3/3: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Hub
3/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3/5: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/7: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
3/8: New York, NY @ Webster Hall – Marlin Room
3/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
3/11: Reading, PA @ Reverb
02. Once Upon A Nightmare
03. Miss Madness
04. Awake The Fire
05. Breathe In
06. Save Me
07. Your Light
09. Break The Glass
10. Tied Down
11. Scars (Acoustic)
12. Save Me (Acoustic)
13. Miss Madness (Acoustic)
01. Miss Madness (Video Clip)
02. Scars (Video Clip)
03. Awake The Fire (Video Clip)
04. Break The Glass (Video Clip)
05. Once Upon a Nightmare (Lyric Video)
06. Miss Madness (Lyric Video)
07. Scars (Lyric Video)
Forever Still have also just unleashed a new video for single 'Miss Madness' - watch it above
"The clip for 'Miss Madness' was shot at the oldest amusement park in the world over the course of 6 months. Half of it in the summer time and the other in the winter time to portray the contrast filled dream and the brutal reality for 'Miss Madness' herself", singer Maja Shining remembers.
But shooting the video in the middle of the crowded amusement park 'Bakken' was of course not particularly easy - you have to let yourself go, ignore the staring people and Maja laughs when she's thinking back to the scenery: "...haha, it was exactly as horrible as you can imagine!"
And since the madness is just about to begin, Forever Strill's debut album Tied Down is now available for pre-order. The physical copy will be a special CD+DVD digipack:
If you prefer to get a digital version:
Amaranthe, the cutting edge Swedish / Danish rock band with the triple lead vocal attack, have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm.
Listen and pre-order the album HERE.
"That Song" — Listen here
AMARANTHE - MAXIMALISM TRACK LISTING
3. That Song
5. On the Rocks
9. Break Down and Cry
"The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe, the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet! Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"
Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough Massive Addictive.
Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.
The European tour begins on 25.Oct.
Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed to their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million clicks on Youtube!). When the calendar shows February 24, 2017 it´s finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with their new album “Aathma”! The album will contain 10 new songs and it´s mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith. “Aathma” will for sure set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!
Persefone´s own words about “Aathma”: "It’s only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It’s the first time we feel there’s someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It’s not about releasing albums. It’s all about the music."
“Aathma” will be released on CD, 12” double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download. Persefone is releasing a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with these news, in order to finance the album, and keep people informed and on-track towards the big date in 2017. The crowd-funding campaign can be viewed here: http://vkm.is/persefone
Intromental, Vicisolum and Metalized present:
Persefone European tour 2017:
Persefone is the new rising star on the European progressive melodeath scene. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums, and about to deliver the 5th album of extreme technical skills and fantastic songwriting, this band has climbed from being an unknown band from Andorra to claiming headliner status in Europe.
Persefone has previously toured the continent, as support for Obituary and Leprous, until they - in 2015 - co-headlined alongside Loch Vostok. The 2015 tour proved to the band, that it was high time, to do their own headliner tour, and with the new album in the luggage, they are more ready than ever, to shred the stages to a pulp.
As support, Persefone is bringing along the most interesting band to emerge from Greece for many years: The progressive sensation Poem. The band has released 2 albums, and 2016's "Skein Syndrome" is a tour de force in how to combine Tool, Pain Of Salvation and Opeth to perfection. Poem toured all over Europe in the spring of 2016, as support for mighty Amorphis, with loads of new followers.
The 2017 Aathma tour schedule is as follows:
07/4: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES - Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es
09/4: ES - Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT - Milano, Barrio's Cafe www.barrioscafe.it
12/4: DE - München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
14/4: FR - Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR - Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK - London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL - Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL - Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl
20/4: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de
21/4: DK - Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE - Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com
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