Progressive metal band Seventh Dimension are set to release their third new album 'The Corrupted Lullaby', on November 1st. The band has released the the official album trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK2EQyU5qyo&feature=youtu.be
The single "Disconnection" is also available for streaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odIcGSmQcME&feature=youtu.be
'The Corrupted Lullaby' is the first album where it as a whole displays the bands vision of creating a story from start to finish with a fitting soundtrack to every event.
Web page: http://seventh-dimension.net
Malum Sky are an eclectic and anthemic progressive metal 5 piece group based in Cardiff, Wales UK. Formed in 2014, the band bring together a broad range of influences and hone them into hard hitting and uplifting mini-masterpieces. Virtuoso guitar work and intricate song structures combined with hard hitting rhythmic hooks are topped off by an emotive and intense vocal delivery. The songs are enhanced further by a high energy live show delivered with a passion and precision befitting a band working in the “progressive” genre.
Malum Sky’s self titled debut EP was released to critical acclaim in 2015. After earning their stripes in the grass-roots music scene, the band emerged triumphantly on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2017. After receiving more positive reviews for the single Eye Above, the band remained a strong presence on the UK live circuit with shows across England and Wales throughout 2017 & 2018.
With work on the band’s new mini-album Diatribe complete and due to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th 2019, Malum Sky are poised to take their unique brand of progressive metal to the next level. The upcoming music video for the track Borrower, due out in early November, is a perfect example of the passion, quality and craftsmanship that the band have put into this new body of work.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals
Michael Jensen Després – Guitar
Jon Evans – Guitar
Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass
Joe Wilkes – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Brazilian progressive death metal band Piah Mater are now streaming the entirety of their upcoming album The Wandering Daughter at Decibel Magazine. The album is being released this Friday via code666.
The band commented:-
"Although it's not a concept album per se, “The Wandering Daughter” does have a common theme throughout its entirety, a thread that connects its 6 songs into a sensorial unity. On a musical level, we aimed for that feeling of being taken on a journey, with its many pitfalls and climaxes along the record’s 56 minutes of play. Lyric-wise, that thread would be the relationship between man/ woman and nature. I understand that, at a ﬁrst glance, this is not exactly groundbreaking territory for a band to explore in their songs, plenty of artists have delved into this topic before. But I do believe that, when crafting lyrics, perspective is everything and that the way this subject is presented stems from a very genuine and intimate place. I hope that comes across to the listeners as well."
Stream the album in full here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/10/03/full-album-stream-piah-mater-the-wandering-daughter/
Pre-order the album here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=983&controller=product&id_lang=1
Denmark's Alkymist to release debut album via Indisciplinarian on October 5th; trailer and pre-orders posted
Danish progressive doom metal band Alkymist will release their self-titled debut album on October 5th via Indisciplinarian. The label has issued a trailer and pre-orders for the vinyl version of the record, as the band announces several fall dates.
See the trailer for Alkymists debut album HERE.
Alkymist is a new force in doom metal - a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time of turmoil. The band was formed in 2016 by guitarist Stefan Krey (Gas Giant) and bass player Kaspar Luke (Düreforsög) with the intention of creating the heaviest possible music within a progressive and atmospheric universe. In 2017, the lineup was completed by singer Peter Bjørneg (Detest) and drummer Philip Kjær Morthorst (The Ritual) and, subsequently, the quartet recorded their debut EP, Element, which was released January 2018 to notable national buzz.
Now, Alkymist is ready to issue their eponymous debut album, which consists of six grandiose metal compositions over forty-four minutes produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Orm, Slægt). The music on Alkymist's debut album can be defined as progressive doom metal being both crushingly heavy as well as melodic and dynamic conjuring up a simultaneously strange, beautiful and terrifying expression. A general theme on Alkymist is an existence which is parallel, wrong and expelled, and an existence from which the suffering subject seeks to be delivered.
Alkymist will be released on October 5th via Indisciplinarian on LP and digital formats. The vinyl edition of the album, limited to 500 copies, can now be pre-ordered HERE.
Alkymist has recently announced a free release show on October 3rd on Loppen, Christiania in Copenhagen, where the band will perform the entire album, and will be joined by special guest Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune) as part of her Scandinavian tour. Alkymist will also play a November show with epic metallers and labelmates Rising, with more dates to follow soon.
10/03/2018 Loppen - Copenhagen, DK [info]
11/24/2018 Kongebryg - Næstved, DK [info]
Alkymist Track Listing:
4. Black Egypt II
Brazilian death / progressive metallers Quintessente have published a brand new video for the track "Delirium", which was taken off from the band's latest album, "Songs From Celestial Spheres".
You can watch it at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXoCFOFfbtA&feature=share
With an history that goes all the way back to 1994, Quintessente have only released their debut full-length over the course of 2017. Entitled “Songs From Celestial Spheres”, this long-awaited album brings together ten tracks comprising the most varied styles within the metal genre, offering heavy and atmospheric moments influenced by doom, gothic, death, heavy metal and progressive rock.
The tracks on “Songs From Celestial Spheres” are like the stars in the universe - each one with its different chemical structure, age, mass, luminosity and magnitude. The lyrical theme is based on existentialism and the reflection on the forces that rule the human nature.
Japanese progressive power metal group Saber Tiger have released an official video for the song The Worst Enemy, one of the standout tracks (of many) on their forthcoming album Obscure Diversity. Brutal and subtle in equal measures, Saber Tiger are taking no one prisoner here.
Note: The fleeting outdoor shots seen in the video were taken from the bands recent trip to Latvia in the Baltics (specifically at the ruins and beach in Karosta) very close to our home base at Sliptrick Records in Liepaja.
Obscure Diversity shows a band that has no intention of slowing down more than three and a half decades after their genesis. If anything, their trademark blend of classy melodicism and fierce intensity is in better balance than ever. Read more about Obscure Diversity …here
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b3anig_QhE&feature=youtu.be
Obscure Diversity | Released October 10th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Pre-order at Shop Sliptrick
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Active since 2015, Sacremento, California-based progressive melodic death metal outfit The Odious Construct are a young band relatively speaking. Yet in their brief existence, they've moved at blinding speeds to continually refine their craft live and in the studio in order to reach the next level. After hashing out two single song demos in 2015, the band quickly released their well-received self-titled EP in July of 2016. 2016's "The Odious Construct" was additionally praised by outlets such as Dead Rhetoric who called it "Straight-forward death metal with enough technical zest and melodic underpinnings to keep it interesting."
Now in 2018, The Odious Construct have evolved as musicians and songwriters and are primed to release their strongest music to date on Shrine of the Obscene. Recently signed to The Artisan Era, Shrine of the Obscene will be The Odious Construct's first effort on the label and is set for release on Friday, October 12th through The Artisan Era.
Throughout the five swift and deadly songs on Shrine of the Obscene, The Odious Construct carves out a path beyond the typical "complex for complexities sake" approach with a focus built upon catchy guitar melodies, straightforward brutality, and enhanced by orchestral flair to ensure the songs remain stuck in your head. The Odious Construct - Shrine of the Obscene will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Alterbeast, The Black Dahlia Murder, Irreversible Mechanism, Virvum, and The Faceless.
*You can listen to an extended early teaser video for Shrine of the Obscene HERE
The Odious Construct had the following to say about the upcoming release of Shrine of the Obscene
"This upcoming EP is a progression from the previous self-titled EP. While still melodic, there is more speed and technicality involved, and there is more experimentation with orchestra instruments. Thematically, the writing is still dark. The lyrics revolve around psychological disorders, horror, suicide, etc. The goal of this EP was to include more dynamics musically and more diverse instrumentation. We are still a melodic death metal band but we are incorporating more modern elements to the music stylistically."
The Odious Construct is:
Casey Ryle - vocals
Wesley Yee - guitar
Ben Jackson - guitar
Sam Datu - bass
KC Brand - drums (The Ritual Aura)
Italy's Kingcrow release "Night's Descending" single ft. Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation; pre-order For The Persistence now
Italian prog rock/metal outfit Kingcrow has issued a new single from their impending new album, The Persistence, set for early September release through Sensory Records. The new track, "Night's Descending," features a guest vocal performance by Pain Of Salvation's vocalist Daniel Gildenlow. This is a extra special pairing as Kingcrow will tour across Europe supporting Pain Of Salvation in conjunction with the release of The Persistence.
Offers Kingcrow's Diego Cafolla with the new single:-
"'Night's Descending' holds a special place in my heart for personal reasons and I love the sense of drama that permeates the song. As soon as I wrote the vocal melody I thought that it sounded perfect for the voice of Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation. I talked with our singer Diego Marchesi about the idea and when he heard the song he totally agreed with me, so I contacted Daniel telling him I wrote a song that I thought it was perfect for his singing. Luckily Daniel liked the song quite a bit and told me he was going to making it. When we heard Daniel singing on 'Night's Descending' for the first time I was impressed by his incredibly emotional performance and I thought we definitely made right choice."
Tune in and experience Kingcrow's "Night's Descending" featuring Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation RIGHT HERE.
The Persistence will be released on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats worldwide on September 7th via Sensory Records. The vinyl version features three bonus tracks recorded at ProgPower USA have a new mastering by Alan Douches on the D-side. Find pre-orders HERE.
Stand by for additional audio samples from The Persistence and more info on the album to be issued in the coming days.
The release of The Persistence is tied in conjunction to Kingcrow's support slot for Pain Of Salvation, which will run from August 31st through September 20th.
Kingcrow w/ Pain Of Salvation:
8/31/2018 Columbia-Theater - Berlin, DE
9/01/2018 Progresja - Warsaw, PL
9/02/2018 Studio - Krakow, PL
9/04/2018 MMC - Bratislava, SK
9/05/2018 A38 - Budapest, HU
9/07/2018 Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, DE
9/09/2018 Markthalle - Hamburg, DE
9/10/2018 Zeche - Bochum, DE
9/12/2018 Academy Club - Manchester, UK
9/13/2018 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
9/14/2018 Muziekgieterij - Maastricht, NL
9/15/2018 Melkweg - Amsterdam, NL
9/17/2018 Z-7 - Pratteln, CH
9/18/2018 L'Empreinte - Savigny-le-Temple, FR
9/19/2018 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
9/20/2018 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
Kingcrow's upcoming third album for Sensory Records, The Persistence closes a three-year gap since their acclaimed Eidos album. Describing Kingcrow today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of different kinds of music; progressive rock, alternative rock, ambient music, metal, and more are all present in the band's songs. With each release, they take a step further away from their original roots and is regarded today as one of the most exciting bands that Italy has to offer. Recorded at Sound Under Pressure, The Persistence was produced by Kingcrow's Diego and Thundra Cafolla, mixed by Giampiero Ulacco, and completed with the photography and design of Devilnax, all the same as the album's predecessor. Fans of Steven Wilson, Riverside, and Dream Theater, this is required listening.
The Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet Into Eterrnity recently unveiled a new song, “Fringes of Psychosis”, (https://youtu.be/V5rOJADB4GE) which marked the first official taste of their long-awaited sixth album “The Sirens”. Today, M-Theory Audio is proud to announce the group's signing, and that the record will be released on October 26. Physical pre-orders are available now at this location (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store), while a digital pre-order (which includes an instant download of “Fringes of Psychosis”) is underway on Bandcamp (intoeternitysk.bandcamp.com).
Originally, Into Eterrnity intended to self-release “The Sirens” after a planned release through a European label fell through, but the group recently reconnected with M-Theory Audio president Marco Barbieri, who served as president of Century Media Records when the band released such acclaimed albums as “Buried In Oblivion” (2004) and “The Scattering Of Ashes” (2006).
“The Sirens” – which features guest appearances by former vocalist Stu Block (now in Iced Earth), Cam Dixon (ex-Annihilator) and Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth) – sees Into Eterrnity firing on all cylinders, with Amanda Kiernan's fierce vocals and Tim Roth's trademark guitar heroics and vocal harmonies backed by long time bassist Troy Bleich and newer recruits Bryan James Newbury (drums) and Matt Cuthberston (guitars, also of Untimely Demise). The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by former guitarist Justin Bender, while long time artist Mattias Noren (Evergrey, Epica, Kamelot) designed the cover and layout.
Says founding guitarist Tim Roth:-
“First of all, Into Eterrnity would like to thank all of our fans for the support regarding this new album we're about to release. The original plan was to release it independently ourselves, but the plan has changed. We are pumped to announce that we are now releasing 'The Sirens' worldwide through M-Theory Audio! Thanks go out to Marco for reaching out to us and providing us a new deal that we simply could not refuse. Into Eterrnity worked for years and years with Marco when he was president of Century Media, so for us this is a perfect fit for our band. Unfortunately, this does mean that we will be pushing back our release date until October, as our new label is going to need some time to manufacture and properly promote the release. Thanks again to everyone for the long time support, and you'll all be hearing 'The Sirens' in the coming months!”
From 2005 to 2008, there wasn't a harder-working metal band on the planet than Into Eterrnity, whose extreme progressive metal built on the pioneering work of such forward-thinking acts as Death, Cynic and Opeth. The group toured seemingly non-stop with the likes of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Kataklysm and Hate Eternal, and also joined the epic line-up of Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy and Overkill on the 2006 edition of Gigantour.
In 2008, the group released their fifth record, the concept album “The Incurable Tragedy,” and prepared for another busy touring cycle, which began with a vengeance on that year's Summer Slaughter Canada (where the band played alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Veil of Maya, Whitechapel and others). From there, the group hit the road in support of Iced Earth, after which they planned to take a short break to recover from four years of road work.
Soon after Roth returned home to Regina, Saskatchewan, however, he became a first-time father, and it soon became clear that touring as aggressively wouldn't be possible. The group still performed periodically in subsequent months, even travelling to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the spring of 2009, but as the band considered their next moves after the end of the “Incurable Tragedy” touring cycle, vocalist Stu Block was asked to join Iced Earth.
At first, he planned to perform double-duty, and in 2011, Into Eterrnity recorded two digital singles featuring Block. It quickly became apparent, though, that Iced Earth's touring commitments would keep Block on the road indefinitely, so in 2012, Roth recruited the Edmonton-based singer Amanda Kiernan (also of The Order of Chaos) to become Into Eterrnitys new vocalist. The group subsequently began demoing material for a new album, which they would record gradually over the next few years.
This weekend, Into Eterrnity will join Fit For An Autopsy and Archspire as co-headliners of the Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, Alberta on August 5th. For more info visit www.LoudAsHell.com. Additional tour dates are in the works.
Cypher16 have begun recording their second album at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The record (as-yet untitled) will be produced by Jakob Herrmann (Anthrax, Machine Head etc) and mixed by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat etc) in Denmark.
'We've been having a lot of fun trying to make a record that is heavy, but which steps away from the traditional 'heavy rock/metal' sound and style that we feel has caused the genre to stagnate in recent years. We're turning down the gain, but turning up the attitude, and we'll be interested in what the reaction is to a very heavy album with a difference!'
The first single 'Push Through The Water' is due for release at the end of August.
Signed lyric sheets and other items from the recording session are available to buy from the band's merchandise store here. All proceeds go towards the album production costs.
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