Hailing from North Wales, Metalcore quintet Rosen Bridge have released sophomore EP ‘Dreamcatcher’. Available to stream here and for digital download via major platforms, vocalist Antony Jones gives an insight into the four tracker: “It’s about overcoming obstacles and chasing what your goals are. Creating this record has essentially been a collective purge of emotions for us. It could have easily been a very dark record but the music & the experience of creating it with each other has been the positive driving force to help us find our feet and out of that negative space. We hope then that if it has achieved this for us, it can also be a catalyst of hope for other people.”
The video for the lead single of the same name can also be viewed here.
Rosen Bridge, completed by Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williams on Guitar, Rowan Jack on Drums and William Roberts on Bass duties, are named after a synonym for worm holes. As a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reference, they class themselves as ‘spiritually driven metal’, which ultimately boils down to wanting to spread a message of positivity, something often not found in heavy music. “Our music is heavily influenced by our experiences in battling mental health issues. We want to motivate people to talk to us and each other and share their own experiences. We want people to be inspired to move against their pain and be the best person that they can be. We have all had experiences with living through highs and lows and the music that has inspired us in these times is the music that motivates us to change for the better,” comments Jones.
Serving as the follow-up to debut ‘Entropy’, ‘Dreamcatcher’ saw the band set out with the aim of creating a record that would “make people feel great”. Laying down the release with John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, the members slept in one van and commuted to the studio each day, ready to give it their all. The outcome is comparable to a blend of Issues, Volumes & Northlane, with the band explaining: “The new release tries to focus more on keeping a consistent groove, with the soulful vocal hooks from the first EP. We still kept some more complex sections, but really wanted to develop our style to have a more varied sound with heavy and lighter moments.
Catch the quintet playing the new material live in May:
18th: AATMA, Manchester | 19th - Foxy's Lomax, Liverpool | 20th: The Saddle, Chester
22nd - Trillian's Rock Bar, Newcastle | 23rd - Subside, Birmingham | 24th - Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield 25th: The Bird’s Nest, Deptford | 26th: The Harp Restrung, Folkestone | 27th: Flairz Venue, Hastings 28th: 8 Bit, Swansea | 29th: The Full Moon, Cardiff | 30th - Skerries, Bangor
‘Dreamcatcher’ is available now via all major digital distributors and to stream at https://soundcloud.com/rosenbridgeuk/sets/dreamcatcher/s-Y4WBu
Watch ‘Dreamcatcher’: https://youtu.be/RxGJVk0a9-g
Iron Bonehead Productions has sets June 30th as the international release date for the debut EP of Portugal's Summon, Aesthetics of Demise, on cassette tape format. A brand-new entity, Summon emerged in late 2016 as a gathering between N. and R. in which they decided to follow a sonority that transcends their soul and where they could give it a more cavernous feel, with an intensity of deep agony. Shortly thereafter, N. decides to move forward with composite themes, and then they decide to call J. to seal the covenant of a deadly entity. The lyrics are handled by N. in which he invokes all the blackness and splendour of death, the burden of enduring and wandering in a world of human flesh, and the infinite thirst for mass slaughter converting mankind into a cloak of bones.
Together, the hooded ghouls of Summon create a swirling, sulphurous mass of molten death-doom. The title Aesthetics of Demise is truly fitting: each tone and texture is buried under miles of human ash, the howls from underneath this abyss obscured yet further. So cavernous is Summon's miasma, even the uptempo segments across the EP feel like time slowed down and stretched apart. It's a diabolical disconnect that helps Aesthetics of Demise transcend the usual "sepulchral death metal" tropes, as the trio's songwriting is more a form of smashed-psyche sorcery. And yet, this is only the beginning for Portugal's Summon... "Death is our guide, and we are his scythe..." Be guided to Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud, where the new track "Sacred Pestilence" can be heard HERE.
Russian Symphonic Power Metallers Narwhal Tuskwill release its new EP “My Absolution” on May, 26 via Musica Production. Finally new music of the band will be out on CD seven years after magnificent debut “In Despair” (now sold out).
Four unreleased earlier songs and four their versions will be included in CD. Also band will present re-arranged and re-recorded version of opening track “Waltz (As Autumn Falls)” from “In Despair”.
All tracks from this EP were recorded, mixed and mastered by leader of the band Dmitrii 'Returns' from 2015 to 2017.
Valentine Yastremskaya — Lead Vocals
Dmitry Returns – Keyboards, Vocals
Ivan Monoroh – Guitars
Dandur Oak – Bass
Dmitry Cherchesov – Drums
Today two lyric videos for songs from upcoming EP, "Making Monsters” and "Holding You Deep Inside” have been revealed:-.
Slovenian solid heavy metal band Pyroxene released their first EP today April 21st 2017 via Inverse Records.
»Ep« is a concept album with 4 poems, talking about the rise of our overlord fireborn Pyroxene, his conquest of cities and lands, of the rituals under his dominion and of his great war on the Moon! Pyroxene's first album gives you a small insight into the lore of the Fireborn, creator of suns, slayer of weak.
Music that is in the essence heavy metal is intertwined with ethno melodics and dark grooves. Many times it was described as retro sound or chemical. The band has decided to record a cover of Black Sabbath's Electric funeral, to pay tribute to the legends of metal.
The band is founded in 2011 and their repertoire stretches from blues elements and hard rock to heavy metal, whereas they define themselves as »solid metal«. After releasing few successful singles the band is now ready to be introduced even on a bigger audience. If you're still unfamiliar with this fresh and energetic band the best option is to check their solid music video Helium 3 here:
Spanish Heavy Metallers Vhäldemar are about to release a limited digipak EP containing three songs from their upcoming 5th album "Against All Kings" to be released next October through Fighter Records.Entitled "Old King's Visions", this new EP is an appetizer directed only to the most diehard fans of the band. Only 600 copies were made & contain 5 songs, this is destined to be a collector's item in no time!
Vhäldemar is currently working on a video-clip of the song "1366 (Old King's Visions Part V)" which is expected by the end of April, just a few days before the release of this EP, scheduled for May 4th and whose presentation will happen at Bilborock in Bilbao on 12th of May. All this will preceded by the re-issue of their two first albums "Fight to the End + I Made my Own Hell" on a 2-CD, also through Fighter Records, on 21st of April.
1. 1366 (Old King´s Visions Part V)
2. I Will Stand Forever
4. Howling at the Moon
5. Gorgar (Helloween cover)
Réunionese (Réunion Island) Technical Death Metallers Aeon Patronist have announced details on their forthcoming EP and have released this statement:-
"The time has come to lift the veil off of our upcoming EP. This new offering, entitled "Mortal Prosternation", will contain 3 pieces of devastating Black / Death mMtal and be sublimed with this amazing artwork realized by Camille Murgue." (seen below)
The EP follows the band's debut album "Through The Paths Of Delusion" which was released back in 2014 via an Independent release, limited to 300 copies. They are now signed to French label Great Dane Records.
Crossfaith have dropped a video stream for ‘Revolution – The Bloody Beetroots Remix’, the first single to be taken from the band’s ‘New Age Warriors Remix’ EP which is released on 10th February 2017.
The EP contains remixes from The Bloody Beetroots, Shikari Soundsystem, KSUKE, The Qemists and more.
Check out the new track here: https://youtu.be/zeJ21CbkyeA
Vocalist Kenta Koie says:
“We believe there's no border between rock and dance music, and so our new singles on 'New Age Warriors’ have been reconstructed by amazing artists who share this understanding with us.You guys will find new possibilities through these remixes. This is another side of New Age Warriors. Don't miss it!"
Crossfaith tour the UK as main support to Bury Tomorrow on 14th April through to 22nd April where they’ll be joined by Black Peaks and Any Given Day.
14 CARDIFF Y Plas
15 MANCHESTER Ritz
16 GLASGOW Garage
17 NEWCASTLE Riverside
19 LEEDS Stylus
21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
22 LONDON Forum
As of now the Slaves To Reality Ep from Brazilian Thrash / Death metal band BlackForce has been released and is now available for streaming. January 19th the EP will be available as a free download, get your copy right here.
BlackForce is a Thrash Metal band from Niterói and São Gonçalo in the state of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, formed in 2014. It all started as an idea to make things different, to open the eyes of the producers, bands and labels to our cities. After a lot of hardwork and money spent, came the first release: an EP called Slaves to Reality, raising another flag at the independent bands world.
Canada's 88 Mile Trip releases free EP 'Blame Canada' ft. covers of BTO, Neil Young, Red River and more
Vancouver's 88 Mile Trip are very proud Canadians, they are so proud that they have put together a new 5 track EP entitled 'Blame Canada' covering songs in tribute to Canadian rock and roll music of years past such as Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young, Red River, The Stampeders plus Doug and The Slugs. The best part about this EP besides it all celebrating Canuck music, is that it's available for FREE DOWNLOAD via the band's bandcamp page at https://88miletrip.bandcamp.com.
The EP was created as a fun salute to the greats who laid the foundation for 88 MILE TRIP and other modern Canadian bands. The connection came full circle when, while recording the EP, Doug And The Slugs co-founder and keyboard player Simon Kendall got wind that the band were covering “Tomcat Prowl”, that he came down to the studio to lay down some keys on it.
The band explains the story behind the EP:
"The idea for the Blame Canada EP was spawned while we were on tour promoting our full length album “Through The Thickest Haze”. On our drive from Calgary AB to Cranbrook, BC, a song came on the radio in the van with this incredibly heavy riff that was good enough to be on any of the first four Black Sabbath records. It turned out to be a Bachman Turner Overdrive song called “Not Fragile”. After that we got thinking, if we had never heard this song before, how many other awesome Canadian rock songs have we missed out on. That thought turned into many hours of beer drinking plus record spinning, and eventually the idea to cover some songs we had discovered. We hope that Canadian music fans, young and old alike, enjoy this tribute to some of the best music our country has ever produced."
Song Stream - 88 Mile Trip - Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtogI3s7qg
Samskaras was founded by Montreal-based musician Eric Burnet (Derelict, Unburnt) who is joined by drummer Alexandre Dupras, known for his work with Teramobil and Unhuman. Their music is built on the melodically dense and technically aggressive style made popular by fellow Québécois artists such as Gorguts, Neuraxis, Quo Vadis, and Cryptopsy. Inspiration is drawn from other far-flung corners of the extreme music spectrum as well, with bands such as Wood Of Ypres, The Faceless, Nile, and Enslaved casting shadows on the compositions.
Samskaras was launched in 2014 with the release of the singles "Red Hill" and "Consecrate". Now in 2017, the band has returned with Asunder, a four-song EP produced at The Grid with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy). “We challenged ourselves a lot on these songs,” explains Burnet. “We took chances and tried some things we had never done before.”
“Solar” is the first single from Asunder, the new EP from the Montreal duo Samskaras, due out on January 20th, 2017. You can check out "Solar" through YouTube HERE
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