Threshold are set to release their forthcoming album 'For The Journey' on the 22nd of September and in anticipation of the new album, the band have been revealing a series of trailers documenting the making of and recording. This week sees the longest standing member Karl Groom discussing the amps and gear used.
To watch the trailer on YouTube click (here)
To watch album trailer #1 click (here): Watch as Guitarist and Producer Karl Groom walks you through Thin Ice Studios and chats about the guitars used on the new album.
To listen to new track 'Watchtower On The Moon' on YouTube click (here)
Order the digital single of 'Watchtower On The Moon':
Amazon MP3: http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonAMZMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/THRESHOLD-MoonGoogle
iTunes : http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonITunes
Nuclear Blast MP3: http://smarturl.it/ThresholdMoonNB
"For The Journey" follows the band's 2012 release "March Of Progress" and was produced by guitarist Karl Groom and Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England. The album was mastered by Mika Jussila (Therion, Amorphis) at Finnvox in Finland and will be released on September 22, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The album artwork was created by Polish Surrealism artist Leszek Bujnowski, who the band found on the internet. "He's designed some beautiful pieces and we thought this was a perfect Threshold cover", states West.
For The Journey CD track list:
1. Watchtower on the Moon
3. The Box
4. Turned to Dust
5. Lost in your Memory
6. Autumn Red
7. The Mystery Show
8. Siren Sky
9. I Wish I Could - available on the digipack, vinyl and download versions
10. Lost in your Memory (Acoustic Version) - available on the vinyl and download versions
Pre-order your copy of the band's new album on CD:
Digipack version inc. bonus tracks click (here)
Recordstore.co.uk signed insert click (here)
For The Journey Vinyl track list:
1. Watchtower On The Moon
2. The Box
2. Turned To Dust
3. Lost In Your Memory
1. Autumn Red
2. The Mystery Show
3. Siren Sky
Side D (Bonus):
1. I Wish I Could
2. Lost In Your Memory (acoustic)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Limited Edition Blue Double vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Double Vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Vinyl from Recordstore.co.uk to receive a hand signed insert with the album (here)
The band will be performing at O2 Islington Academy in London on Thursday 20th November and The Live Rooms in Chester on Friday 21st November. Buy tickets (here)
Brutai are setting themselves up to smash Euroblast apart, this performance comes hot off of the heels of their sensational Bloodstock Open Air Festival performance.
Brutai will be slaying the masses on the main stage at Cologne's premiere progressive metal festival in October. The festival has a backlog of sensational artists that have graced their stages over the years, as for Incendia Management this is their third year that they will be represented by one of their bands.
Adjacent to festival appearances, Brutai will be releasing a new single at Euroblast and an album in the near future.
Listen to Brutai's latest single 'Never Change' here:
The Ghost Of You has just released their brand new single featuring Zach Norman of Beyond Our Eyes. “This House Is Not My Home,” can be heard HERE and is expected to be featured on the band’s forthcoming EP that will drop in the latter half of 2014 while the band continues to tour the east coast and play regional shows. Fans can expect more news from the band as the summer moves on.
About The Ghost Of You:
The Ghost Of You has been traveling and playing shows all over North and South Carolina since December 2012. For an entire year they fought up the ranks of small hole in the wall coffee shops and bars and played around 30 shows to establish a state wide fan base. Since December 2013, they have shared the stage with almost 20 national well renowned acts such as: Veil Of Maya, Vildhjarta, Structures, Northlane, Here Comes The Kraken, Chimaira, Iwrestledabearonce, Reflections, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, I See Stars, Like Moths To Flames, Miss Fortune. Ghost Town, Upon A Burning Body, Lorna Shore, It Lies Within, and One Year Later. The band has a constantly evolving live sound that is consistent with that of the national acts they have played with. They are currently in the process of recording an EP due to drop in the latter half of 2014.
Pre-Order 'Remission' (Reissue) Here »
Digital Pre-Orders Available Here »
Relapse Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of Mastodon's seminal debut LP "Remission", a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. Exploding onto the scene in 2002, Mastodon combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers.
Over a decade after its release "Remission" remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the band themselves. The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.
The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic "Remission" horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.
The album will see it’s reissue on August 5th (North America), August 4th (UK / World) and August 1st (Germany / Benelux / Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset. Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE while digital pre-orders can be made HERE. A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.
The CD version comes with a Remission sticker while the 2xLP box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide and includes a 11”x11” 24 page book featuring the gorgeous new artwork from Paul Romano along with an exclusive etching of the Remission horse. A special black/gold vinyl box set edition is available exclusively at Relapse.com and comes with a special, full color Remission turntable slipmat.
Watch a Trailer Featuring the Reissue Packages Here »
Progressive Metallers Midhaven, based out of Mumbai, India have signed to Universal Music (India) to release their debut full-length album. The release is slated for the end of March 2014.
Commented Midhaven frontman Karan Kaul:
"We're honored that a major record label is appreciating the metal scene that has gradually grown over the years in our country. Signing with a label like Universal Music is an amazing feat for us, for a couple of years back, we were just a bunch of college kids with a dream."
"Midhaven is a brilliant young metal band we are thrilled to represent; their music is a powerful combination of skilful musicianship, mystic & emotive lyrics and unbridled enthusiasm. Their album is an intense start for a band who are committed to produce & perform the best that you can hear in this genre" said Sridhar TVN the A&R of Universal Music (India)
Midhaven was formed in 2011 and very quickly built a commendable following in the underground scene. In 2013 the band released their debut EP titled 'Tales From The Tide' to much acclaim from fans. The EP though was more rock and the band changed their sound to a much heavier one for the new album.
The EP can be streamed at https://soundcloud.com/midhaven-india
Sunshine State psychedelic death metal ensemble, Orbweaver, are readying to kick off a twenty-date stretch of roadside assaults next week. The live abrasions will commence on Tuesday, February 18th with a special hometown kick off show before the band joins fellow Floridian sludge assassins, Shroud Eater for a westward run of audio debauchery.
Guitarist / vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan) admits excitement is buzzing about the camp: "We are really excited to team up with our good friends and riff lords, Shroud Eater, for the slow invasion of the Orb-Eaters...a tour which will take us from our homes in Miami, to the West Coast and back. Brains will be twisted, senses warped, and a mysterious trail of green slime will be left in our wake. May the strangers be listening!"
2/18/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL
w/ Shroud Eater:
2/19/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Ad Nauseum, Ex Vietnam
2/20/2014 The Shark Tank - Tallahassee, FL w/ Atrocitus, Short Walk
2/21/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/22/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lordy Dying, Gristnam
2/23/2014 Beerland - Austin, TX
2/25/2014 Kim's Sports Bar - Riverside, CA
2/26/2014 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
2/27/2014 Frankie Teardrops - San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Hashmouth
2/28/2014 The Complex - LA, CA w/ Lightning Swords Of Death
3/01/2014 Yucca Tap Room - Phoneix, AZ
3/02/2014 The Trainyard - Las Cruces, NM
3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos - Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino's Pizza And Pub - Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End - Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground - Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 - Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown - St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm
Orbweaver will be touring in support of their "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" EP, released upon the masses last Summer. Crowned "twitchy, trippy tech death" by Invisible Oranges, the critically-lauded five-track "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" is a multi-textured sonic exploration through time and space. Recorded at Miami's Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed / mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), the band transcends leagues beyond traditional genre realms with their cosmic fusion of Psychedelia, noise, and a warped interpretation of Progressive Death Metal. Shifting between these erratic, trance-like elements, the foursome produce interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and wildly elegiac chaos.
"Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" was initially released in a limited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can twist your cranium to "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" in full. Point your browser HERE.
"Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time." - Decibel
"ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more 'alien metal' in the future. 5/5" - New Noise Magazine
"What we're talking here is off-the-wall, structureless noise tech that borders on the type of irreverence built by instrumental group Behold The Arctopus, complete with insane space atmospherics. I found that very little of Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon actually made sense, but that in and of itself is one of Orbweaver's many charms." - HeavyBlogIsHeavy
UKEM Records are very pleased to announce the signing of London based Progressive Brutal Death Metal band ‘Days of Perversion’.
Seasoned UK underground veterans, and featuring ex-members of Crepitation and Blasphtized, the band combine a mix of crushing Death Metal with more melodic and progressive elements which makes for a truly unique sound.
Set for a late 2014 / early 2015 UKEM Records will release the band’s debut E.P. which will include their 2007 demo as bonus material. Head over to the bands Facebook page and support! https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfPerversion?fref=ts
Have a listen as to what you can expect from the release here:
The band has promised more of the same, but on a higher level!
With the official North American release of their new full-length, "Obsideo", nearly two weeks away, today the miscreants at MetalSucks offer up a premiere of "Aura Negative" from Dutch progressive metal extremists, Pestilence.
Produced by vocalist / guitarist Patrick Mameli, "Obsideo", which means "to besiege," is the band's inaugural recording for Candlelight Records and first new material from the four-piece since 2011. "Obsideo" boasts Mameli and his innovative guitar work. Utilizing eight-string guitars for the album's recording, the celebrated musician expands his already massive arsenal of riffs. Together with long-time guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, Mameli, bassist George Maier and drummer Dave Haley deliver a scorching, genre-defying effort.
"Obsideo is one of the catchiest death metal albums to come along recently," and, "a good return to form for one of the genre's pioneers," :- Apeshit
"New drummer David Haly (Blood Duster, Psycroptic) is a Godsend and throws down a whirlwind of dynamic fills and rolls while laying waste to his kit in service of these hyper-kinetic nuggets of mayhem. I found my ears locking into to what the drums were doing way more than usual, and with so much else going on, that's a testament to his performance." :- AngryMetalGuy
"Obsideo has smoothly combined both sides of the Pestilence sound, old and new, and the resulting merger sounds pretty damn good." :- Adds Metal Reviews
Scorch your ear holes with "Aura Negative," courtesy of MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.
"Obsideo" will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on November 11th.
BAND FACT: Only two members of the original band line-up are in the current line-up: Francesco Lupi & Daniele Valseriati
Italian progressive metal quintet, Tragodia, have released the second of two in-studio video diaries capturing the inception of their third full-length, "Mythmaker".
Recorded this Spring at Elfo Studio in Piacenza with producer Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb) and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City by UE Nastasi (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Paradise Lost), on "Mythmaker", Tragodia employ their skilled songwriting tactics and creates their most challenging album yet, the record unloading a wealth of brilliant musicianship with nearly fifty minutes of new material.
Watch "Mythmaker" come to life with the newest video diary, RIGHT HERE, and if you missed it, catch the first installment of the series, HERE. Also watch the band's lyric video for "A Temple In Time" HERE.
Italian metal label Kolony Records will release Mythmaker in North America on November 5th.
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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