Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe Lacuna Coil’s latest opus 'Delirium', which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. Now, the group proudly presents the album’s first official music video for its gripping title track 'Delirium' which was directed by Michael Winkler (iconographic).
Cristina Scabbia states: "We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the US tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years.
The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the ‘Delirium' vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
Catch Lacuna Coil on one of their many shows in 2016:
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
09.09.26 (NO) Bergen - Edge: Nordic
08.-09.10.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival
12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre
15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s
20.10.16 (FR) Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall)
29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee
31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom
04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café
07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
08.11.16 (FR) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory
11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2
14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside
15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865
20.11.16 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But
23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara
The summer's most anticipated metal mash up performance - featuring pop metal icons Babymetal and Judas Priest's legendary vocalist Rob Halford - took place last night at the third annual Journey's Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy. The performance, which featured Babymetal's Su-Metal and Halford's duelling vocals on Judas Priest classics "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law", saw the meeting of the "Fox God" and the "Metal God".
Check out the exclusive stream of last night's official footage via RollingStone.com now, where you can also check out exclusive quotes from Babymetal and Rob Halford. Watch here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-rob-halford-cover-judas-priest-with-babymetal-w429794
This year, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink took place in Columbus, Ohio - celebrating its third iteration with a night of special guests and electrifying music that transcended generations of music fans. The third annual APMAs took place last night (July 18, 2016) at the Schottenstein Center, located on the campus of Ohio State University. As in both years past, #APMAS trended worldwide on Twitter and Facebook.
Fans may view encore presentations of the show via Amazon for a limited window of 48 hours post-event. Go to www.amazon.com/apmas to watch the entire show before 7pm ET, July 20.
For recaps and other show information, visit www.altpress.com/apmas.
Supergroup Sinsaenum have launched a new video for the track ‘Splendor And Agony’ - taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Echoes Of The Tortured’, out on 29th July via earMusic.
“This is the video I’ve always wanted to make. We had a great team called Independent Film (www.independent.film.hu) and they understood the vision I had. The song is brutal - I wanted to incorporate elements of horror movies which I love - I’m so happy with the result, we all are! It’s beyond our expectations.”
Sinsaenum is led by Frédéric Leclercq (virtuoso bass-player of London-based Power Metallers Dragonforce) and Joey Jordison (Vimic, formerly of Slipknot) - the line up also features Attilla Csihar (Mayhem / Sunn O))), Sean Zatorsky (DÅÅTH / Chimaira) and is completed by Heimoth (Seth).
British progressive protagonists Threshold have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership after 10 successful years with the label.
Guitarist Karl Groom states: "We're very happy to continue with Nuclear Blast and couldn't imagine a better fit for Threshold."
Keyboard player Richard West adds: "Nuclear Blast have given us everything we could want from a label and we're really looking forward to releasing our new album with them."
"2017 will be the year of Prog!", adds Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. "We are very happy to continue our work with Threshold and bring a massive release to you next year!"
Currently, the band is working on their 11th masterpiece, a new concept album that is scheduled to be released in 2017.
You can catch the band at the following festivals:
14.07.2016 Masters Of Rock, CZ
16.07.2016 Bang Your Head, DE
02.10.2016 ProgPower Europe, NL (Threshold headline)
07.01.2017 Ice Rock, CH (Threshold headline)
Swiss Melodic Death Metal band Xaon will release its debut EP "Face of Balaam" on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at here.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout "Face of Balaam", yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of Xaon. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like Anathema, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Demonical, Ulver, and even Finnish act Disgrace's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
In other news, Xaon be touring Europe with Sirenia, Tyr, Unleash The Archers, and Relicseed in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
'Choice Cuts', the 2004 compilation album from British extreme metal legends Carcass, is due to be released on double vinyl LP on July 22nd.The album features songs from the band's first five albums - 'Reek Of Putrefaction', 'Symphonies Of Sickness', 'Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious', 'Heartwork' and 'Swansong', along with a selection of EP tracks and a number of live BBC Radio sessions recorded by the late John Peel in 1989 and 1990.
'Choice Cuts' is available to pre-order now on limited edition coloured double vinyl in Rotting Green (limited to 300), Blood Red (limited to 500), and Black.
Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass
'Choice Cuts' track listing:
1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume to Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
7. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
8. Buried Dreams
9. No Love Lost
11. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
12. R**k the Vote
13. This Is Your Life
14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion
Bring Me The Horizon reveal their latest video for album track ‘Avalanche’ ahead of their highly anticipated performance at Glastonbury Festival on Friday.
Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/dFUysC
“This is the first time we’ve worked on filming and editing the whole project. Having creative control over every aspect from start to finish was great, it was a lot of work but extremely rewarding! We enjoyed working on it together so much that we’ve decided to start a collaborative company called Fun Blood so we can work on projects together in the future.” - Tom Sykes
The band have been riding the wave of global success since the release of their last album, That’s The Spirit, which topped the charts in over 10 countries around the world.
2016 has seen the band play sold out shows in cities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia as well as a stunning performance at the Royal Albert Hall, with a full orchestra, for Teenage Cancer Trust. As they head into the autumn they will perform their biggest UK headline shows so far, which includes two dates at the O2, see below.
31st – London, O2 Arena
1st – Bournemouth, International Centre
2nd – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
4th – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
5th – London – O2 Arena
6th – Sheffield, Motopoint Arena
8th – Manchester, Arena
9th – Glasgow, SEE Hydro
British Progressive Metallers Dreamwaves are set to release their brilliant debut EP, “Elements” on August 15th through indie label Infectious Sounds. Label owner Phil Gavin Bennett had this to say on the signing:
“Infectious Sounds are pleased to announce the signing of Brighton based Tech Metal band Dreamwaves, featuring ex members of Callista & Asperitas! The new EP will be available for pre-orders very soon!”
Guitarist David Lovejoy stated:
"We're extremely happy to put this EP out via Infectious sounds. Its been in the works for over a year now and we can't wait for everyone to hear it!"
Dreamwaves is an instrumental progressive metal band from the south coast of the UK. Although new to the scene, they are already making an impact; playing shows with the likes of Cambion, Exist Immortal and Shields, to name a few. Dreamwaves effortlessly blend an impressive technicality, with a broad appreciation for melody and accessibility into their music. Incorporating staple metal sounds, with classical elements and an underlined nod to contemporary pop.
Resting somewhere between the instrumental dynamics of Cynic, SiKTh & Animals As Leaders; Dreamwaves’s debut EP, “Elements”, flies between crushing heaviness, high octane guitar histrionics and layered ambience. Tracks like “Nines” scream out of the stereo with an exceptional urgency and charm, while “Echo” showcases a flirtation with jazz-infused melodies and borderline Converge level aggression, while the piano lead “Breeze” evolves and churns with masterful skill.
While a young band, Dreamwaves have worked hard to push the limitations of their genre. With a strong EP firmly under their belts and with dates lining up, the young quartet are one to watch for fans of mind bending musical ingenuity
Iconic UK metallers, Paradise Lost, have signed a worldwide deal with German-based metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast! Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1988 and still boasting 4 of its 5 original members, the band are widely-credited with co-founding the gothic metal genre with their sophomore album, 'Gothic' (1991). Through the years, Paradise Lost have changed their style effectively and reinvented themselves again and again. They elbowed their way from their original melodic death metal sound on their debut, 'Lost Paradise' (1990) to the classic 'Icon' (1993) and more experimental 'One Second' (1997). Finally they went back to the roots with their current release, 'The Plague Within' (2015) achieving some of the best reviews of their career.
Vocalist Nick Holmes commented:
"Paradise Lost's career has run alongside Nuclear Blast Records since the label began in the late 80's. And as huge fans of original death metal, we still have the majority of the label's first releases from those very early days. It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years, both in Europe and America and now, nearly 30 years later, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"
Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds:
"As a fan from day one I've been following Paradise Lost ever since their death metal era, but have also enjoyed watching them grow into something even bigger and so unique. They defined and later on re-defined the gothic genre and always delivered the most dark and memorable songs. It's a great pleasure to finally welcome the band to the ever-growing Nuclear Blast family! Needless to say that we're very much looking forward to this partnership!"
Paradise Lost will be playing at renowned Catton Park based metal festival; Bloodstock Festival, on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon and Fear Factory. Tickets are available here.
Emerging Hertfordshire UK melodic death metal quartet Countless Skies have unveiled a new song taken from their upcoming debut album, "New Dawn".
The new track is titled 'Daybreak' and can be listened to by clicking here
"New Dawn" was recorded by Danny Biggin at HVR Studios before seeing its mix and master under the scrutiny of Juho Räihä at SoundSpiral Audio. The artwork was crafted once again by the talented Carl Ellis. "New Dawn" is scheduled for release 24th June 2016 via Kolony Records.
Pre-order New Dawn album here: http://countlessskies.bandcamp.com
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