As previously announced, multi-platinum-selling rock band Avenged Sevenfold are expanding their new album The Stage into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. Today sees the release of the album’s latest addition, their rendition of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” – click HERE to listen and watch the video here: http://A7X.lnk.to/RetrovertigoVideo .
“Retrovertigo” follows the recent release of Avenged Sevenfold’s first-ever Spanish-language release, “Malagueña Salerosa,” a song whose companion video has already amassed over 2 million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. The band recorded both tracks with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
"We're massive fans of Mr. Bungle," says vocalist M. Shadows. "'Retrovertigo' is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it'd be a fun twist to make a heavy version. We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle. Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track. More coming."
The Stage, available HERE, is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. Its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
Into The Limelight Records are very proud to announce the signing of Heylel from Portugal.
Born in the fall of 2012, Heylel are a progressive rock band from Porto, Portugal. The band combines influences ranging from classic to hard and even symphonic rock, with a very personal touch. The outcome is a dark, atmospheric and involving sound, gracefully combined with the beautiful voice of Ana Batista.
In 2014 the band released its debut album "Nebulae" and caught the attention of international progressive and rock press:
In September 2015 their second effort "Flesh" established the band in the international alternative rock scene.
Shades of Time (2017) will be the first album to feature the new five piece line up. Release by Into The Limelight Records this will be an album to look forward to. Set your watch; time is nearly here!
Release date: Friday 30 June 2017
Heylel is: Ana Batista - Vocals
Narciso Monteiro - Guitars, keyboards
Ricardo Teixeira - Drums
João Amorim - Bass
Ana Clérigo - Violin
Finnish rock metallers Zarthas has signed a worldwide deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their third album "Reflections".
The band stated:
"Scouting for labels started already before the recordings, and WormHoleDeath was one of the first labels we sent our promotion to. In time, WormHoleDeath was also recommended by European promotion agencies, and we got convinced that we are now dealing with a label that is not only independent, down to earth, and artist-friendly, but has also grown to be quite a big player in the fields of international music business. As negotiations went on, pieces started to fall in place pretty quickly. We honestly believe that this is the beginning of solid co-operation, that suites the interests of both parties.
Zarthas has received lot of feedback that we need to get our music to European markets, so clearly WormHoleDeath became our number one target as a label to co-operate with. "Reflections" was not an easy album to record. Our studio gear started to fall apart piece by piece right from the beginning. All and all recording and mixing process went on one step forward and two steps back because of that. So after bunch of misfortune, we were extremely happy to hear that WormHoleDeath liked the stuff, and wanted to release it. It feels like all the hard work and countless hours are finally paying off, and that feels really good. Whole band is very excited and happy for this opportunity."
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.
Check out the new single from the album ‘Killing Ourselves to Live’ (featuring a guest appearance from Destruction main man Schmeir!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwL9P1mku4I and the first release, ‘Let Me Out’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qNeERh1sUw
After a successful thirteen-year career, Sister Sin called it a day in 2015. Undeterred, front woman and musical force of nature Liv Sin formed a new band and began work on her debut solo album. ‘Follow Me’ is the stunning result!
Liv comments; ‘For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss Sister Sin, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!’
Co-produced by long time Accept and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold. ‘Follow Me’ captures Liv at the peak of her abilities, focused and powerful.
‘Follow Me’ will be released via Despotz Records, April 28th 2017.
On the collaboration with Stefan, Liv states: ‘I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he brings that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience from both Accept and U.D.O.’ Kaufmann adds; ’When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty, of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.’
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Edge of Paradise has released the Official Music Video for "Alive" off of their upcoming EP. Directed by Val Rassi, "Alive" originally premiered on Metal Underground and is taken from Edge Of Paradise's upcoming release of the same name. A 5 song EP produced by Chuck Johnson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Pop Evil…), Mike Plotnikoff, and Michael Wagener, ALIVE is due out 3/10 via ILS/Universal!
Front woman, Margarita Monet, states "This song is extremely contagious, with the heavy hitting/ industrial beat, and a chorus that'll get your blood pumping!"
"ALIVE is dealing with us humans being so caught up in the digital world, obsessed with convenience and monetary gain, we have begun to sacrifice our humanity. We are becoming corporate led consumer machines! We get lost in the enticing virtual reality that we forget what real human interaction feels like. Sometimes I want to break away from bombardment of advertisements, social standards, never ending race with time and just breathe, and remember what it's like to feel alive! To connect with our fellow humans and the world!
Production wise, the band is exploring it's heavier side, with the new industrial edge, yet keeping the band's dynamic and melodic sound!
“This is our best music to date! We were so fortunate to work with amazing, powerhouse people on this CD, and are confident that the outcome is the most exciting Edge Of Paradise musical experience yet!"
Edge Of Paradise have toured over 30 states and are excited to hit the road again in the spring. This year the band plan to tour US, South America, and Europe with an already set date at the Female Metal Event in Eindhoven, Netherlands, playing alongside Delain.
"We are working with a great team of people and are excited to bring our show to you and meet all of you awesome music fans out there!"
Edge Of Paradise will be having exciting giveaways during the months of Feb and March, keep posted on their facebook page!
Catch Edge of Paradise LIVE:
04/21 @ Soundbox - Simpsonville SC
04/22 @ Drunk Horse - Fayetteville NC
05/11 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
09/23 @ Female Metal Event - Eindhoven Netherlands
Italy's Sailing To Nowhere inks deal with Underground Symphony Promotion for the release of "Lost in Time"
Underground Symphony is proud to announce a deal with Italian band Sailing To Nowhere for the second full-length album release, after the success of the debut “To The Unknown"
The band plays Melodic Power metal with elegant Hard Rock influences.
“Lost In Time” is a masterpiece for fans of Avantasia, Gamma Ray, Stratovarius, Alestorm, Blind Guardian, Sonata Arctica and it will be available at 14th April under Underground Symphony Records in deluxe digipak edition!
The band will promote the new album with tours in Italy and abroad and with the participation in big festivals.
The album was mixed and mastered at Kick Recording Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse) and features six Special Guests:
- Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Reunion, Angra...)
- Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth. New Trolls...)
- Hideaki Yamakado (One of the best shredders in Japan)
- Maestro Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project)
- Dino Fiorenza (Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai...)
- David Folchitto (Stormlord, Prophilax...)
After spending some time with the brothers relatives in the deep south of Louisiana bayou, taught how to make moonshine, fixin old rusty cars, fishing and of course playing some music with the locals. They went back home to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, metal, hardcore and a twist of blues or as they say Hillbilly metal.
Their debut single “Hillbilly For Life” was self released in 2015, produced by Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Media in Stockholm. Followed by a music video available on YouTube. Since then they have been touring around Sweden and played at some of the biggest Rock Festivals such at Sweden Rock Festival and Skogsröjet. They also toured the USA in 2015 travelling from east to west through of course the south.
Now the fearsome Swedes unleash their new music video 'Blood Sweat & Shine' - watch here
Fearless present a full energy live show hard to forget topped with self-designed instruments in the form of a pitchfork guitar, a shovel bass and a tractor like drum kit. Fearless musical influences are: Hellyeah, Black Label Society, Texas Hippie Coalition, Lamb of God, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Kiss.
Crack open that bottle of Jack Daniels and chew on some straw.
Brazil's Aeon Prime have posted a new lyric video for their track 'The Commandments' in support of their debut album 'Future Into Dust' produced, mixed and mastered by renowned producer Pedro Esteves (Liar Symphony) and featured vocal coaching by singer Leandro Caçoilo (Seventh Seal, Pit Passarell). Cover art was created by artist Ed Anderson.
Watch 'The Commandments' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoBothAdEQ
Metal dance phenomenon Babymetal have announced the release of a new 13 track live album on December 9th via earMUSIC / Edel. With a carefully selected track-listing, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at Babymetal’s first ever UK Arena show, “Babymetal World Tour 2016 kicks off at The SSE Arena, Wembley”, which took place in London on April 2nd. The show saw Babymetal become the first Japanese artist in history to perform a headline show at The SSE Arena, Wembley. This headline show garnered an attendance of 12,000 people, where Babymetal also broke the merchandise sales record of the venue, creating history once again. A digital version will be released December 30th.
Babymetal’s second album “Metal Resistance” was released simultaneously worldwide on April 1, 2016 and ranked in at No.15 on the UK Official Album Chart, which is the highest rank acquired by a Japanese artist to date. The album also charted at No.39 on the US Billboard chart making Babymetal the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts and second in the history of Japanese artists.
The release coincides with their UK tour as special guests to RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS. Catch them at the following shows:
Monday 5 December London The O2
Tuesday 6 December London The O2
Thursday 8 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December Manchester Arena
Sunday 18 December London The O2
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