Russia's Shokran release new album 'Ethereal'; debuts #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums
Progressive Metal Band Shokran has released their newest full length album, "Ethereal". Released on February 8th, Ethereal immediately blew fans away, debuting at #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal Albums.
"It's been a while since our last release, *Exodus*. We took our time, we honed our musical skills, and we are very proud of the end result! Our new CD, Ethereal is the most mature and complex album in the history of Shokran, we set out to deliver those next level feels" - Shokran
Shokran started as a Groove/Djent/Oriental Metal solo project by Dmitry Demyanenko in 2012, with the debut EP Sixth Sense. In 2014, the solo project transformed into a full-time band, and Shokran released its debut album Supreme Truth followed by extensive Russian tours & critical acclaim. As the group found their footing, there was a change in the line-up, and they were joined by their current singer, Andrew Ivashchenko, and bass player Valery Yushkevich.
The band was set to release their 2nd album entitled Exodus in 2015 but delayed the release after receiving interest from several record labels including Sumerian Records. During the negotiations, no agreements were ultimately reached, and the band decided to release Exodus on their own in September 2016. It was a conceptual work, that describes the 10 Plagues of Egypt, each song on Exodus tells about each Plague. The record took the band to an altogether higher level. Shokran gained new fans around the world, reunited with their original bass player Rodion Shevchenko, completed several more tours and began to compose their latest album ETHEREAL, which was released on February 8th, 2019 and debuted #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal albums.
Catch SHOKRAN LIVE:
05/11 - Graz (AUS)
05/12 - Viena (AUS)
05/17 - Vicenza (IT)
05/18 - Rome (IT)
05/19 - Milan (IT)
05/21 - Zurich (CH)
05/25 - Valencia (ES)
05/26 - Madrid (ES)
05/30 - Paris (FR)
09/27 - Euroblast Fest(GER)
U.S TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Famined Records are proud to be announcing the addition of Sails of Serenity to their roster. The Turkish progressive metal/djent act will be releasing their debut album The Crossing full of killer tracks like "Castaway" or "The Ghost Ship." The ten song LP will drop on August 17th.
In addition to the signing, we are also very excited to reveal the band's latest music video for the new "Left Behind" single. The track features guest vocalist Başer Çelebi of Furtherial. If you're a fan of other progressive and metalcore acts alike Erra, Tesseract, or Architects, you won't want to miss this one. The exclusive premiere of the single was hosted by Metal Injection and SpaceUntravel.
Regarding the new single, the band stated:-
"Inspired by Captain Ahab's story from Moby Dick, 'Left Behind' tells us about a man, estranged to himself by his convictions; a man left behind in a sense. This is symbolized in the music video as a man left alone in an island." They continued: "Being a part of the Famined Records family is a new and exciting step for us. With 'Left Behind' and our upcoming album The Crossing, we believe that we will achieve our main goal to make our music heard by people all around the world."
Sails of Serenity is a group from Istanbul, Turkey consisting of vocalist Selim Devirek, guitarist Sercan Alkin, guitarist Harun Sekmen, and drummer Alter Güven. Their musical style merges djenty grooves with catchy vocal melodies all packaged together in an aggressive metalcore package. The band has previously released the Gold to Rust EP and "The Bitter End" single in 2016.
Their upcoming LP, The Crossing, was mixed and mastered by Gabor Toth (Harmed) at Ghostship Recordings (Beyond Deviation, Swallowed Alive, Bloodbather). In addition to the guest appearance by Furtherial's Başer Çelebi on "Left Behind," the opening piece on the album will include orchestration by Eren Başbuğ (Dream Theater). The record will be available worldwide through Famined Records on August 17th, 2018.
You can stream the new single on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify.
Russian math metal / djent band Samadhi Sitaram have posted a new video for their track "Qliphoth" off their latest album "KaliYuga Babalon" released by Sliptrick Records this past July. The video is full of Kabbalistic symbolism and is for those who strive to immerse themselves into the depths of music, rhythm and eternal philosophical ideas.
Watch the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuzUbvI5r_Q
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band blending genres of djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Formed in 2016, the band has quickly become known among metalheads and listeners for their out of this world music plus thought provoking and unusual videos. Their debut album ‘Cyber Harmony’ along with first 3 video clips got great feedback from medias such as rock-magazines like “Bunker”, “Atmosfear”, “OR’Zine”, “Terroraiser” and “EQ Journal”. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached the #7 spot of the Russian ROKK-charts in Spring 2017.
Signing with European label Sliptrick Records to release the second full length album ‘KaliYuga Babalon’. The album tells the story of the era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, the time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture, the continuation and consummation of Hypostatis "Creation - Destruction" or the formula I.A.O. [Birth - Death - Renaissance].
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Earthists. released their debut record, "Dreamscape," in March and has gained a lot of attention for their technical abilities, as well as meaningful lyrics. The band is heavily influenced by progressive metal bands, some of which elements can be showcased in "Footprints." The standout characteristics of technical guitar work in the verses mesh perfectly with catchy lead guitars, all while implementing Guitarist Yuto Hirabayashi's unique chord progressions.
"Footprints" was originally intended to be an instrumental track. However, when Hirabayashi joined the band, he perfected the track with additional guitar riffs. The end result also included lyrics that focus on the idea that, "We're always meeting and parting in our lives, but in order to move on, we need to look past our footprints behind us."
Watch "Footprints" Play Through Now
"Dreamscape" is available now at Merchbucket and MerchNow.
The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah have revealed the title of their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. Inspired by a Goya painting called,"The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters", the album will be released on October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the album reveal video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for Koloss and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP's featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.
The Violent Sleep Of Reason will be available in the following formats:
Meshuggah will be supporting the release of their upcoming eighth studio album with a full UK Tour.
Tickets on-sale now: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Meshuggah-tickets/artist/847086
Full UK & IRL tour-dates for January 2017:
12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
18th January - Dublin (IRL) Vicar Street (UPGRADED from Academy)
19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum
Periphery have shared a first track from their 11-song album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is out July 22 via Century Media Records. Check out the song 'The Price is Wrong' below.
“It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”
“Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”
Physical pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via:
Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon (the light blue vinyl is limited to 200 copies)
For a chance to see Periphery live in Europe this Summer, please check out the tour dates below which include a performance at Download Festival on 12th June as well a special Master Class set prior to that in London on 8th June.
Periphery live in Europe:
June 8 (UK) London - Periphery Master Class at Bell Percussion
June 11 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock Festival
June 12 (UK) Derby - Download Festival
Periphery, the D.C.-based Djent / prog innovators return this summer with a new album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is set for a release via Century Media Records outside of North America, Australia / NZ and Japan on July 22nd, 2016.
“’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone,” said guitar player Jake Bowen. “For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of ‘Periphery III’ you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
Ahead of the release of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', the band will head over to the UK to play the prestigious Download Festival on June 12.
Periphery’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the “Juggernaut” releases. Nolly will no longer be a touring member of Periphery, as he will be expanding his production work in his native UK. He remains an integral part, and a member, of Periphery. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist.
“Touring with Periphery has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years. However the touring life isn’t something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career,” explained Nolly. “I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I’m so grateful for the incredible support they’ve shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year.”
The band will host a four-day, immersive summer camp dubbed the “Periphery Summer Jam” on July 25 to 29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Registration and further information can be found here: www.peripherysummerjam.com.
12 June - Download Festival, Donington (UK)
25 - 28 July - Periphery, Summer Jam in New York (US)
Periphery, the DC-based technical metal band whose double album, "Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega", debuted at #15 and #16 on Billboard’s Top Albums’ chart, have returned to the studio to record their fourth album.
“I’m really stoked to be back writing and recording new material with the band,” said bass player/production wizard Adam “Nolly” Getgood. “It feels like everyone is really on the same wavelength. I can’t wait for people to hear the new songs – we’re exploring a lot of new territory for Periphery, I’m very excited to hear the results once the whole process is finished.”
The as-of-yet untitled album will arrive in early summer via Sumerian Records.
Periphery recently announced the “Periphery Summer Jam,” a four-day immersive experience (July 25 to 29) featuring instrument and production clinics, songwriting tutorials and exclusive live performances set amidst the mountains off the Hudson Valley at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
“We’re going to give you an in-depth look at our songwriting process, what we do in the studio and on tour,” said guitar player and Guitar Player columnist Mark Holcomb. “We also just kind of wanted to hang out with our fans.”
More information and registration is available via www.peripherysummerjam.com.
While gearing up for their North American “This Tour Is Personal” run Washington DC progressive metal outfit Periphery have just launched a brand new live video for the song 'Ragnarok'. The live clip was filmed during the Summer Slaughter tour and is captivating some of the finest moments from Periphery’s legendary live shows. Watch 'Ragnarok' here
'Ragnarok' was taken from Periphery’s current album 'Periphery II' which Century Media Records released outside of North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan in July of 2012.
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