Progressive metal band from Dubai are going to blow people's minds with their contemporary and energetic music. 'Terraform' is Kaihon's debut release and it's a multi-layered yet catchy affair spanning four songs. It's impressive to see a Dubai-based band collaborating with musicians from India - the album has guest appearances from SKYHARBOR's Keshav Dhar, who has also produced the album, and even Shashank Bhatnagar of UNDYING INC. It's as good as it gets, topped off with amazing artwork from Visual Amnesia (DEMONIC RESURRECTION, CHAOS). Meticulously concocted and executed, this is a contemporary gem in the style, and taking into account that such music is being crafted from this part of the world, it's no mean feat. Fans of forward-thinking, progressive, even atmospheric metal must check this out.
ROLLING STONE (India) is streaming the album in full over HERE.
The female fronted progressive power metal band Vandroya just released a lyric video for "I'm Alive", the first single from their highly anticipated new album "Beyond The Human Mind". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
The album concept revolves around the journey we all go through in search of fullness and inner peace. The album artwork is created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth].
Led by vocalist Daísa Munhoz, Vandroya are ready to take the next step and make a mark in the metal scene with "Beyond The Human Mind".
A World Awakens, the intense second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, Damnations Day, will see release through the band's new label home of Sensory Records next Friday. An official video for the album's "The Witness" has been issued through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine.
Offers Damnations Day, on their new single, "Opening the album A World Awakens with a massive punch, 'The Witness' is the bridge between 'Invisible, the Dead' and 'A World Awakens.' It's tough and heavy but melodic and with its own kind of emotive atmosphere."
View Damnations Day,'s "The Witness" only at New Noise RIGHT HERE.
Also, view the lyric video for title track "A World Awakens" at PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE and stream "Colours Of Darkness" at Decibel Magazine HERE.
A World Awakens will see release through Sensory Records on March 24th; pre-orders are live at THIS LOCATION.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), A World Awakens maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of their debut while showcasing the bands growth in maturity, honesty and depth of both their musicianship and songwriting. With top-tier performances by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kennedy, brother and drummer Dean Kennedy, and lead guitarist Jon King, with additional strings and bass by Dean Wells, A World Awakens is an album that will have your undivided attention on first listen, and pull you in further on repeat.
Irish Extreme Progressive Metal Act Mirrors of Obsidian have just announced the release date for their second album, "From One Form" as May 10th 2017. To accompany this they have released a teaser video on their YouTube page which features an unheard audio snippet.
The eight-track album, recorded by the band at their own Dublin based Megatech Studios, was mixed by guitarist Eoin Ennis and Mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. Singer Ciaran Ennis has described the sound of the album as "fast and aggressive modern metal with progressive elements".
There have been two singles released from the album so far, "Neutral Disease" and "The Core", both of which are available to download free from the band's bandcamp page. Pre-orders for the album will be made available shortly so fans should keep an eye on the bands website page for updates.
Check out the teaser video below for a sneak peek at what to expect.
Most people have experienced tragedy in their lives and have been left to deal with the emotions. Everyone deals with this in their own way, The Artificials have taken a very painful experience of losing a friend in an accident and paid tribute in their new single, "Stormwolf".
Aside from the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Sarah Rigdon, The Artificials' heartache is evident as she faithfully sings, "When your soul left, part of our hearts turned forever blue. We try to understand, but the peace of God surpasses all understanding. Blessed are those who mourn". Guitarist Alan Rigdon shares his perspective, "This song is dedicated in memory of Daulton Storm Holly, a friend who was taken from the world way too soon by a drunk driver. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
The Artificials also announced that their debut album, "Heart", will be out on 3/31 and is available for pre order now at Merchbucket.
Listen to "Stormwolf" now
With a unique use of polyrhythms and odd time signatures, The Artificials will take you on somewhat of a mathematical journey of controlled chaos. Every song has a purpose and a certain feel, while keeping it simple with a catchy chorus to keep people singing. The dynamics of the clean guitar sections will take you from a sparkling angelic coma to a crushing chaotic rhythm and rip you back into reality.
The Artificials originally consisted of Guitarist Alan Rigdon and his friend Aaron Surratt way back as teenagers posting demos on Myspace. Although the recordings were rough, it got the musicians noticed. Rigdon decided to put the band on hold when he joined Erra. After recording with Erra and going out on numerous national tours, Rigdon felt it was time to get back to his own thing. He went on to marry Vocalist Sarah Rigdon and started up The Artificals again.
Finding the perfect additions to the line-up proved to be easier said than done. Rigdon found Travis Wilburn (guitar) on social media and because he had a similar writing style, he proved to be a perfect fit. Brent Stanley, a proficient multi instrumentalist was a home-town friend of Rigdon’s and was brought in on bass. Finding a drummer was the most difficult spot to fill but luckily Rigdon’s childhood friend, Shelton Summersgill was between projects and joined on drums.
The Artificials released a 4 track EP in 2014 (Produced/Engineered by A. Rigdon of Study Sounds Recordings, Mastered by Griffin Kolinski [RIP] at Hourglass Studios). It was these recordings and the past relationship Rigdon had with Tragic Hero Records President Tommy LaCombe while with ERRA that led to the band partnering up with the label for their first full length album, “Heart” (Mixed / produced / mastered by A. Rigdon of Study Sound Recordings). Rigdon explains, “I have history with Tragic as I used to play guitar for ERRA. Tommy and I kept in touch because I felt like he really cared about our music and provided us with such a personable business relationship."
"Heart" will be out March 2017. The band looks forward to hitting the road on their first tour together.
Wormholedeath are proud to announce that Talvienkeli (Symphonic Progressive Metal from France) have signed a licensing deal with the label for the worldwide release of their debut album "Hybris".
"Signing a contract with WormHoleDeath to produce our first album was seen as a great opportunity. We felt lucky to have this chance to be contacted by such a label, even if we didn't really know what it would mean for Talvienkeli at the very beginning. But now we have sealed our cooperation with the label, we feel even more excited and happy to collaborate with WormHoleDeath. Working hand in hand with the whole team made us evolve on both professional and human scales.
It gave us the feeling of moving forward and achieving something concrete for the band after all this time spent on working on the songs on our own, not knowing if they would be someday appreciated outside the circle of our relatives and friends. On top of that, we got on really well with the people of WormHoleDeath. Communication was always rather easy and in a cheerful atmosphere. Now we can't wait to see the result of the hard work everyone did to produce this album and we are really thrilled about this."
Digital release date : 24th February 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 9th June 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Physical release date : 14th April 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion) TBA
Anima is a new Peruvian metal band from the city of Abancay. Last year they released their first demo entitled “The Masters from Far” which can be streamed through multiple platforms.
Anima was formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Adrian Bueno Triveño. They mix the musical elements of Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Industrial Metal and Progressive Metal. The song “The Masters from Far” Is the first demo recorded by the band and soon they will release their first full-length album via Profane Records.
Both Alvaro and Diego have been musicians for many years and have played with several bands. However they have an enormous amount of more than 200 original songs composed so the release date of their debut album will soon be announced.
Progressive metal act Persefone releases an animated video for the song "Prison Skin". It´s the first single out from the already critical acclaimed album "Aathma" that will be in stores, worldwide on February 24.
Persefone´s own words about the song:
"It's been some time since we finished and mixed the album. Although we couldn't wait to share this music with everyone, some steps have to be followed before the release. The wait is almost over. During this time we have had the chance to witness a highly appreciated feedback from media and now we are ready to finally show you the first single from "Aatham". The single "Prison skin" is the first full track of the album and makes a musical statement about how the album will develop musically and sets the mood for the lyrical concept. It was supposed to be a lyric video in the beginning, but the people behind this creation did such a great job that we decided to go with just the animation part. But please, make sure you read the lyrics as you listen to the music, because one part meets the other to bring this concept to live. Thanks for the patience, love and support."
Watch "Prison Skin" here:
"Aathma" was mixed and mastered by legendary producer Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios (Sweden). The album includes the epic 20-minute title-track, with guest appearances from vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Leprous guitarist Øystein Landsverk. "Aathma"is set for worldwide release on February 24th, 2017 through ViciSolum Records, and will also feature Cynic's Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song "Living Waves", as well as on "An Infinitesimal Spark". The amazing cover art is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn't need further introduction.
"Aathma" will be released as double vinyl, digipak, CD and digital via ViciSolum Productions.
Aathma European Tour 2017
Special Guest: Poem
07.04, 2017 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain w. Poem
08.04, 2017 Changó, Madrid, Spain w. Poem
09.04, 2017 Garaje, Murcia, Spain w. Poem
11.04, 2017 Barrio's Cafe, Milan, Italy w. Poem
12.04, 2017 Backstage, Munich, Germany w. Poem
13.04, 2017 Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland w. Poem
14.04, 2017 La Boule Noire, Paris, France w. Poem and Daturha
15.04, 2017 La Ferrailleur, Nantes, France w. Poem
16.04, 2017 Underworld Camden, London, UK w. Poem
17.04, 2017 Turock, Essen, Germany w. Poem and Samsara Circle
18.04, 2017 Podium Duycker, Hoofddorp, Holland w. Poem
19.04, 2017 Merleyn, Nijmegen, Holland w. Poem
20.04, 2017 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany w. Poem
21.04, 2017 Forbraendingen, Copenhagen, Denmark w. Poem
22.04, 2017 Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden w. Poem and Loch Vostok
07.23-29.2017 Metal Days, Slovenia
Portuguese progressive death metallers Destroyers Of All proudly presents their brand new video for the track "Tormento", a song that represents a fearless combination of Metal with unique elements from the Portuguese culture like Fado de Coimbra.
The video - which was directed by Guilherme Henriques, known for his work with Belphegor -, can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNCItjoqcyc
"Tormento" is the second single extracted from the album "Bleak Fragments", released on early 2016 by Mosher Records.
Triaxis are proud to reveal their new vocalist to be the incredible Greek musician and songwriter Angel Wolf-Black. Those with a keen interest in European metal will know Angel from her own solo work, or with bands such as ‘Seduce The Heaven’, ‘Bare Infinity’, featuring in ‘Vivaldi Metal Project’ or working with female metal vocalist community ‘Eve’s Apple’. Having recently moved from Greece to study music in Southampton, UK, this is a perfect time for Angel to bring her unique tones to mix with a typically British classic metal sound, forging something exciting for Triaxis fans old and new to enjoy.
Angel comments: “Over the last couple of months I have loved learning and rehearsing the Triaxis material and I am so excited to perform it live! I hope that the fans will share in my excitement and enthusiasm for the future. We have already begun to write for our next release so they shouldn’t have long to wait!”
Angel joins Glyn Williams and Matt Chambers (guitars), Becky Baldwin (Bass) and Gareth Arlett (drums), to work together rehearsing for upcoming shows and writing the band’s fourth album. Becky comments on the recent changes and the future of the band:
“We are very happy to welcome Angel on board, it was pure good fortune that such a perfect fit for the band had just moved to England when we had started advertising for a singer. We would also like to thank the Triaxis vocalist of 10 years, Krissie Kirby, for all her work with the band. When she first spoke about leaving the band we were of course feeling low and uneasy. But now we are honoured to have Krissie’s blessing in continuing the band in it’s new chapter with Angel at the helm. There is still an exciting future ahead for Triaxis!"
You can catch Angel Wolf-Black fronting Triaxis on tour this Spring, starting with a support slot on the 25th of February in Southampton, and a full headline performance in Birmingham on the 26th of February for Power Metal Quest Fest. (Get tickets from http://triaxis.bigcartel.com/ )
Watch a clip of Angel performing ‘Stand Your Ground’ from Triaxis’ latest album ‘Zero Hour’ here:
Gigs this spring include:
Saturday 25th February @ The Firehouse, Southampton
Sunday 26th February @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Friday 7th April @ Sound Circus, Bournemouth
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