Californian Prog / Tech-Death trio Inanimate Existence premiere third single "Desert" at The Circle Pit
California-based Progressive / Technical Death Metal trio Inanimate Existence recently announced their upcoming fifth full-length album, 'Clockwork'. The album is set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky, which was released in 2017. Active since 2011, the band has yet to slow down in between regular extended touring on a near yearly basis and with four well-received albums released to date already.
Continuing the group's evolution found on 2017's Underneath a Melting Sky, Clockwork delves ever deeper into cerebral progressive death metal depths while buoyed by the group's established penchant for merciless full-throttle brutality and frenetic tech-death driven terrain. The stunning cover artwork for Clockwork was created by Justin Abraham (Equipoise, Oubliette, A Loathing Requiem, Aepoch) and the recording was handled by both the band itself and with usual collaborator Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Continuum, Alterbeast) who mixed and mastered Clockwork at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California.
Inanimate Existence partnered with The Circle Pit today to premiere the album's third single, "Desert". Today's premiere of "Desert" doubles as a music video as well.
**You can listen to Inanimate Existence - "Desert" HERE
You can catch Inanimate Existence live on the upcoming Clockwork North America tour with a rotating cast of support bands on various parts of the tour from May 10th - June 23rd when it ends. Dates and information HERE
Pre-orders for Inanimate Existence - Clockwork are now live
Inanimate Existence Line-Up
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums (Continuum, ex-Brain Drill)
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Underground Symphony is proud to announce the signing with At The Dawn, an Italian band with Power / Prog influences, now coming back with the new album "The Battle To Come", that changes their sound becoming heavier and more incisive than previous albums.
Strengthened by a new line-up, thanks of Antero Villaverde (formerly Burning Dogma) on drums and Andrea Raffucci on bass, the historical core of the band, Michele Viaggi, Michele Vinci and Stefano De Marco, is now ready for the new battle waiting for them.
The first single "Cadaver Synod" will be released on April 13th, a fantastic lyrics video made by Davide Cilloni - Eklipse Media (behance.com/davidecilloni), while the full lenght album "The Battle To Come", recorded, produced and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and Simone Bertozzi (Arcana13, Ancient Bards) at Domination Studio, will be available from 3 May 2019, in digipack format with the booklet artwork made by Giacomo Voli Profilo Privato (Rhapsody of Fire) and in digital version in the best web stores.
Cover created by Pierre-Alain D. // 3mmi Design (http://www.3mmi.org).
Debut full-length 'Sands Of Time' featuring guest performances by members of Cyhra (ex-Amaranthe) and Orphaned Land to be released on May 24; group to perform at major European festivals this summer
M-Theory Audio is proud to announce the signing of Israel's leading progressive metal band, Scardust. The label will reissue the group's acclaimed full-length debut, “Sands of Time,” on May 24 on limited-edition double vinyl (the album's first-ever LP release), digital and compact disc.
The “Sands of Time” reissue precedes major summer festival performances by the band – the UK's Ramblin' Man Fair, where they will perform on the Prog In The Park stage alongside Riverside, Pain of Salvation and Anathema, and at Slovenia's week-long Metaldays, which also features the likes of Dream Theater, Arch Enemy and Demons & Wizards, as well as Taihu Midi Festival in Suzhou near Shanghai, China May 4th.
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, BTBAM) and featuring cover art by Drake Mefestta (Cradle of Filth, Michael Romeo, Devilment), “Sands of Time” was originally self-released. Check out the band’s lyric video for the title track to get an idea of the grandeur, melody and power https://youtu.be/_d2KMTPampI
The new CD reissue will include a bonus acoustic piano demo of the brand-new song “Mist,” while the new gatefold double-LP edition will include the group's 2015 debut EP “Shadow” in its entirety on Side D – the first time that release has been offered on vinyl as well. Both physical formats can be pre-ordered at this location (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store).
“We are very excited to be working with M-Theory Audio, whose philosophy of co-operation between artists mirrors our own. It's great to have the 'Sands of Time' CD released globally, and the pressing of a double vinyl LP which will include our EP 'Shadow' is something that would have been impossible for us to do as an independent band. Signing with M-Theory, as well as working on new material and preparing for summer festivals, makes us feel that the future looks very bright for us, and we can't wait to bring our epic experience to new crowds and new heights.” says SCARDUST vocalist Noa Gruman.
Scardust who have previously performed alongside the likes of Symphony X, Therion and Epica – will next perform live in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 11.
Noa Gruman - vocals
Yadin Moyal - guitar
Yanai Avnet - bass guitar
Yoav Steel Weinberg - drums
Itai Portugaly – keyboards
Orr Didi – ghost member, writer & composer
After two digital singles and months of hard work, French eclectic and abstract metallers Abstract Minded released a few weeks ago their debut EP called 'Seven' for limited release on Bandcamp with an official music video illustrating the title-track of the effort.
A 4 tracks EP available right now worldwide on the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...) and also up for full-streaming at the same location while the band is currently recordings new stuff for a digital single series coming soon.
Watch the official music video of "Seven" on YouTube | Stream / Buy your digital copy of the SEVEN EP on Bandcamp
Born around the Paris area in 2016 as an "abstract metal band" : "metal" for the violence, the energy, the brutality in their sound / "abstract" for the innovative vision of the songwriting, Abstract Minded wants to play borderless music.
From doom to world-music passing through jazz, funk or experimental djent/progressive metal, the recorded band its first demos between 2016 and 2017 before entering the studio and giving life to a first EP 'Seven', released during winter 2018/2019.
For fans of Periphery, Polyphia Tool, The Fall Of Troy, System Of A Down, Veil Of Maya...
Portuguese gothic progressive metal band EnChanTya signs with Inverse Records for the release of the second full-length album "On Light and Wrath" to be released May 24th 2019! They also released a teaser for the upcoming album:
After releasing their debut album "Erosion" in 2017 and writing the video game soundtrack of NavyBlue and the Spectrum Killers in 2018, Cydemind is back with a new single and music video called "Winter". The song is an arrangement of one of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Season violin concertos.
Watch "Winter" via MetalInjection.net at the following link: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/cydeminds-violin-metal-shred-was-made-for-winter-in-this-beautiful-video
As the Montreal-based quintet is led by classical violinist Olivier Allard, it was natural for the band to showcase its classical sound in this music video as Oliver explains:-
"It’s always been in Cydemind’s side-projects to make metal covers of classical music pieces. What better way to start than with one of my favourite violin concertos by Vivaldi!"
Co-directors Vincent Allard and Juliette Guerin hopped in the project without hesitation:
"Vivaldi’s Winter violin concerto is already such a cinematic piece with lots of contrast. It was a great challenge to find landscapes that could match both our view of Quebec’s winter while maintaining Cydemind’s highly energetic approach to the piece."
The video was shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada. Scheduled to be filmed in March 2018, the project was postponed to February 2019 due to bad weather. Guitarist Kevin Paquet adds:-
"As much as we had no luck last year, karma was on our side this year. The weather was fabulous, I think it definitely highlights the splendour of our Canadian winters."
“Winter” was recorded at The Grid studio in collaboration with producer Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation). The artwork was created by Cydemind’s own drummer Alexandre Dagenais.
"Winter" is available for stream and download on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and all other major platforms, where you can also find Cydemind’s debut album Erosion (2017).
In a world where so much music is bland and generic, Cydemind is a breath of fresh air! Mixing progressive rock, jazz, classical, and progressive metal, Montreal-based Cydemind is a special and unique band, one we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. Influenced by such bands as Dream Theater. Symphony X. Haken, Neal Morse Band, and jazzmen like Avishai Cohen and Tigran Hamasyan, violinist Olivier Allard describes their sound as “violin meets instrumental prog metal!”.
Prolific artists, Cydemind released its first EP ‘Through Mists and Ages’ back in 2014 and soon after its single ‘What Remains’. After a few years of writing and refining their sound, the quintet (violin, bass, piano, guitar, drums) came back with their first full-length album. Entitled ‘Erosion’, its six tracks are centred around the theme of nature and its persistence through time. Epic is the word here, with one track clocking in at an impressive 27 minutes. ‘Erosion’ was released independently on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
Cydemind then branched off a bit from the usual metal band musical path to produce the music for the indie video game ‘Navyblue and the Spectrum Killers’. The game released in September 2018 and is available on Steam. In addition to writing the whole soundtrack for the game, Cydemind also released two singles ‘Navyblue’ and ‘Lights of Iberia’ as bonus content for the game.
To further expand their musical soundscape and reach new audiences, the versatile band released its first music video ‘Winter’ in March 2019. The single is an arrangement of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter violin concerto’ from the Four Seasons. Shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada, the video highlights both the majestic Canadian winter and the highly energetic performance of the band.
In addition to their recording experiences, the band has performed many times in the Montreal area since 2011 in venues like Foufounes Électriques, Katacombes, Theatre Plaza and more. They recently created the first edition of Proggy Nights in Canada, a small tour that reunited 3 Canadian prog bands in Québec City, Montreal and Toronto.
Aside from their performance expertise, Olivier (violin) and Camille (piano) have also been teaching their instrument for many years. Olivier is a doctorate student in violin performance at University of Montreal, while Camille graduated from the classical piano program at CEGEP St-Laurent in Montreal.
Italian metallers Zenit launched the official video of "Black Paper" via Metal Hammer Italy! Check it out HERE!
"Black Paper" is the title track of Zenit's new album, out now on Time To Kill Records. The effort features 8 tracks of dreamy and melodic modern metal.
Formed in 2013, Zenit are a young and ambitious band, continuously striving for excellence while blending modern heavy sounds. The band's eclectic approach brings in elements of djent, progressive and outright classic metal to produce dynamic, turbulent and soaring songs.
Their new album, "Black Paper", was recorded at Rome's Kick Recording Studio by renowned producer Marco Mastrobuono (COFFIN BIRTH, HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE).
Federico Fracassi - Vocals
Andrea Pedruzzi - Bass & Growls
Simone Prudenzi - Guitars
Daniele Carlo - Drums
The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album "Human" on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. "In Front Of You", the third single from the album can be streamed at YouTube below.
"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.
The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.
Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!
Link to the music video for "Alive (Pt. II)": https://youtu.be/EDYtk6SYkJ8
Link to the lyric video for "A New Beginning": https://youtu.be/f5zpDD38Pr8
Experimental. Variable. Unconventional: Some attributes which perfectly describe the sound of Sober Truth. The sound of this band is quite unique, a break of most musical conventions.
From the start in 2007, narrow-minded folks and rigid ears have been struggling with the edgy sound of the Progressive Groove formation.
On the new album buster "Psychosis" singer and guitarist Torsten Schramm, lead guitarist Aaron Vogelsberg, bass-witch Jules RoCkwell and drummer Sam Baw go so massive in the full as never before.
The quartet's most mature work to date presents a truly eruptive burst of Modern Metal music that takes its listeners into another world.
The combination of melancholic rich sounds, energetically resounding guitar riffs, driving drums and punchy bass-lines can excite fans of Progressive Rock / Metal, Groove Metal and Thrash Metal alike.
The hard and groovy guitar riffs on "Psychosis" are a powerful base to bring out the driving choruses and the very versatile vocals along with rough shouts.
Blastbeats, tappings, clean parts, the 2019 palette is quite wide. But the accurately targeted diversity in the tracks also includes rousing played, very variably accented drums.
Lyrically, SOBER TRUTH have gone to so much trouble for "Psychosis" to compete with a contemporary concept. (Markus Eck)
The band commented about: "What do we see in the human being facing us, does he show us his truth or a mask? The inner grief changes him, imperceptibly, cruelly, tearing him and scarring his psyche. Everyone knows the feeling of powerlessness, at first timid, then with force flooding our consciousness, unstoppable and mercilessly.The wave ebbs, leaving behind a trembling, naked body, the worst is yet to come: fear ..."
More: "With titles like 'Akardos' (Heartless), 'Solitude' and especially the title track 'Psychosis', we enter a personal universe of grief, loneliness, doubt that many people know. With 'Psychosis' awakens maybe a truth that we repressed ... but also hope, power and confidence. SOBER TRUTH takes us on a mental rollercoaster ride that lets the last track roll out congenially. We're changing every day, all our lives. The new album picks up where we start to repress. 'Psychosis' looks at our scarred psyche and tells our story."
Official release of the new album "Psychosis": February, 23th 2019.
Russia's Shokran release new album 'Ethereal'; debuts #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums
Progressive Metal Band Shokran has released their newest full length album, "Ethereal". Released on February 8th, Ethereal immediately blew fans away, debuting at #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal Albums.
"It's been a while since our last release, *Exodus*. We took our time, we honed our musical skills, and we are very proud of the end result! Our new CD, Ethereal is the most mature and complex album in the history of Shokran, we set out to deliver those next level feels" - Shokran
Shokran started as a Groove/Djent/Oriental Metal solo project by Dmitry Demyanenko in 2012, with the debut EP Sixth Sense. In 2014, the solo project transformed into a full-time band, and Shokran released its debut album Supreme Truth followed by extensive Russian tours & critical acclaim. As the group found their footing, there was a change in the line-up, and they were joined by their current singer, Andrew Ivashchenko, and bass player Valery Yushkevich.
The band was set to release their 2nd album entitled Exodus in 2015 but delayed the release after receiving interest from several record labels including Sumerian Records. During the negotiations, no agreements were ultimately reached, and the band decided to release Exodus on their own in September 2016. It was a conceptual work, that describes the 10 Plagues of Egypt, each song on Exodus tells about each Plague. The record took the band to an altogether higher level. Shokran gained new fans around the world, reunited with their original bass player Rodion Shevchenko, completed several more tours and began to compose their latest album ETHEREAL, which was released on February 8th, 2019 and debuted #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal albums.
Catch SHOKRAN LIVE:
05/11 - Graz (AUS)
05/12 - Viena (AUS)
05/17 - Vicenza (IT)
05/18 - Rome (IT)
05/19 - Milan (IT)
05/21 - Zurich (CH)
05/25 - Valencia (ES)
05/26 - Madrid (ES)
05/30 - Paris (FR)
09/27 - Euroblast Fest(GER)
U.S TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
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