Evanescence Reveal A Reworking Of Global Hit ‘Bring Me To Life’
"Bring Me To Life (Synthesis)"
Evanescence have revealed a reworking of their debut single and global hit ‘Bring Me To Life’ which is available now since yesterday.
Taken from their next album Synthesis which is due in the autumn, the reworked version of the song strips out the big distorted guitars and rock drums, replacing them with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.
Originally "Bring Me to Life," (feat. guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K.#1 hit single. It was taken from Evanescence’s debut album "Fallen" which spent 43 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Top 10, sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, and was certified 7x platinum in the U.S alone.
Synthesis will feature two new Evanescence songs in addition to fan favourites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. Evanescence will launch the “Synthesis Live” tour in Europe later this year combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra helping the band to deliver a transcendent concert experience.
Listen to the track HERE.
The premier Metal band from Texas right now is The Crowned. Formed by singer/drummer Marc Coronado in 2013, the band has taken the stage with popular acts such as Hell Yeah, Flaw, Sons of Texas, and many more. The band known for their gory music videos and live high energy performances has the metal scene taking notice.
In 2016, The Crowned caught the attention of Pavement Entertainment and signed an artist partnership deal. Their first full-length album, "Apparition," is out now. On the new release, Coronado says, "'Apparition' is a living and breathing work of art. Each song is completely different from the last. A new venture for your ears from beginning to end. Truly a tough and brutal album for you to satisfy your metal needs."
Check out The Crowned's latest music video, "The Dead," which is also the first single from the new album. Coronado states, "'The Dead' is a taste of what our album has to offer. Brutal fast riffs, breakdowns, melodic tones, whaling vocals, deep screams, and powerful chords to accent the disturbing visuals in the video."
True avant-garde Norwegians Enslaved have announced the release of their epic new studio album for October 13th 2017. This 14th full-length masterpiece sets the musical mind-twisters free from genre boundaries and offers an unprecedented mix of prog, extreme metal and shoegaze on 8 tracks with a playing time of more than an hour. Elegantly titled ‘E’, the album was once again written by the unholy alliance of guitarist Ivar Bjørnson (music, lyrics) and singer/bassist Grutle Kjellson (lyrics) and marks the introduction of their new keyboard master and clean vocalist Håkon Vinje. Mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Studios by the renowned Jens Bogren, ‘E’ heralds a new era for Enslaved. Its cover artwork was once again hand-painted by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. As support for their brave sound journey, the quintet brought several guest musicians on board for the songs 'Hiindsiight' and 'Feathers Of Eolh', including Warduna's Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, flutist Daniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.
You can now pre-order physical editions of the album here:
Limited Edition Brown or NB Anniversary Green Vinyl, Limited Edition Digipack CD + Tote bag (all inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Digipack CD (inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Vinyl (inc signed insert)
Or the digital version here:
Digital Album via iTunes
Enslaved recently announced that they will supporting label mates Opeth on their autumn UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as playing a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall plus a string of headline European tour dates. Their upcoming UK and EU tour dates read as follows:
10th Nov – (DE) Hamburg - Logo
11th Nov – (DE) Berlin - Nuke
12th Nov – (DE) Cologne - Underground
13th Nov – (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15th Nov – Manchester - O2 Ritz *Nov 16th – Glasgow - Barrowlands *
17th Nov – Belfast - Limelight *
18th Nov – Dublin - Academy *
19th Nov – Nottingham - Rock City *
21st Nov – Bristol - O2 Academy *
22nd Nov – Birmingham - O2 Institute *
24th Nov – London - Islington Assembly Hall
25th Nov – (FR) Paris - Trabendo
26th Nov – (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob
28th Nov – (FR) Rezé - Barakason
29th Nov – (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30th Nov – (FR) Brescia - Circolo Colony
1st Dec – (CH) Pratteln - Z7
2nd Dec – (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
3rd Dec – (CZ) Prague - Chelmnice
16th Dec – (RU) Moscow - Volta
17th Dec – (RU) St. Petersburg - Club Val
Enslaved will also be playing some exclusive release shows in Norway, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and receive two unique gig posters for free:
12th Oct (Norway) Oslo - Blå
13th Oct (Norway) Bergen – Garage
You can also see Enslaved at the following festival shows:
13th Aug (BE) Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24th Aug (NO) Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25th Aug (NO) Moss - Festivalen Sin
16th Sept (BR) Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28th Sept (CAN) Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26TH Oct (SWE) Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1st-5th Feb 2018 (US) Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
www.enslaved.no | www.facebook.com/enslaved
Accomplished California-based technical death metal outfit Inanimate Existence are getting close to the official release of their fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky. Set for release on August 25th through The Artisan Era. Today the band partnered with The New Fury to premiere "Formula of Spores", the album closer and the third early single from the album to be released thus far.
The New Fury had this to say about today's premiere:
"...hype is definitely building for what might just be the band’s most accomplished work to date. We’re also excited to be premiering a new track from the upcoming album, “Formula of Spores”. One of the most interesting and even experimental tracks on the new album, it also features some absolutely plastering drumming – honestly, it doesn’t even sound human at times."
You can listen to "Formula of Spores" HERE
Pre-orders for Underneath a Melting Sky are now live at these locations:
Bandcamp - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-BANDCAMP
Merch - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-MERCH
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-iTUNES
Inanimate Existence is:
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums
Exit Eden is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album "Rhapsodies in Black” will be released this Friday, August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch).
Just in time for the album release Exit Eden unveils a brand new music video and Backstreet Boys cover “Incomplete”.
Amanda commented on the track:
“The outpouring of affection from you all has been so incredible that we wanted to give you a little early treat before the album release tomorrow. We would never leave you *incomplete*! So here it is, folks: our newest video with... “Incomplete!” ”
Check it out HERE!
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black” is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
This power package has already released two music videos! Get a look at these stunning releases: "Unfaithful” originally by Rihanna can be seen HERE and the hit single “Impossible”, originally performed by Shontelle HERE!
Get “Impossible” HERE!
Get "Unfaithful“ HERE!
EXIT EDEN live:
22.09.2017 DE – Hamburg / Martkhalle – Metal Dayz
Texan thrashers Warbeast premiere 'Enter The Arena' via Loudwire; album to drop this Friday via Housecore
Enter The Arena, the long-awaited new full-length from Texas thrash warriors Warbeast, will make its final descent this Friday via Housecore Records. In advance of its release, Loudwire is currently offering up an exclusive stream of the record at THIS LOCATION.
Enter The Arena -- which was captured at Philip H. Anselmo's famed Nodferatu's Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory and mastered by Lee Russell -- features newest Warbeast recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud, and stands among band's most potent, volatile, and unrepentantly powerful offering yet.
Warbeast's Enter The Arena will see release on August 4th on CD, LP, and digitally. For physical pre-orders go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go HERE.
The release of Warbeast's Enter The Arena follows vocalist Bruce Corbitt's recent esophageal cancer diagnosis. A treatable though rarely curable disease, Corbitt faces the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again. The singer, who recently completed an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth. Last month the band played a release show for Enter The Arena with vocals handled by Philip H. Anselmo, Edwin Neal (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch) with Corbitt performing a few refrains. View a slide show courtesy of the Dallas Observer HERE as well as live footage HERE.
Comments Anselmo, "In light of the complicated situations surrounding Bruce Corbitt, lead vocalist for Rigor Mortis and Warbeast, respectively, most of us sisters and brothers in the heavy metal community are very aware of, I'd like to extend an enormous amount of just-praise upon him. Since the late 1980s to the present, Bruce has always been a person to count on as a friend, and an excellent man to work closely with. Our love of music brought us together and created an unbreakable bond, and that is a priceless cornerstone that can't be ignored when examining one's life in hindsight. Bruce has always shot me straight, given me life advice, and from my perspective, has always been there for anyone and everyone in need, for a myriad of unselfish reasons. I thank all that's good out there I had the chance to be a part of the four Warbeast releases, and I feel Bruce's best is on their latest record, Enter The Arena. He's a damned warrior, a fighter, and best of all, for the better of the genre, one of the most recognized voices in all of heavy metal. Well done, Big Brother."
A special fund to help with the Corbitt family's escalating medical expenses has been set up. To donate visit THIS LOCATION.
An in-depth interview with Corbitt was recently published by Decibel Magazine in their September 2017 issue. Order a copy today at THIS LOCATION.
The roots of Warbeast are firmly entrenched in the legendary '80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas' most furious thrash exports. Drum tornado Joey Gonzalez now also provides blasts and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint.
Alaska's 36 Crazyfists will release their deeply personal new album Lanterns on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2014's Time and Trauma.
Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon first-hand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length.
The band has shared the first track from the record in the form of "Death Eater." Listen to the song here.
About releasing "Death Eater" into the wild, Lindow said, "It's a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness. Love, forgive, and never give in. In fact, Lanterns is about the fight within us all... forever refusing to sink."
Light The Torch is a burgeoning new force within the hard rock/metal community who just inked a new world-wide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The group, formerly known as Devil You Know, features the iconic Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) on vocals, Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish) on guitars and Ryan Wombacher (ex-Bleeding Through) on bass. The new full-length album is currently in the mixing stages and showcases the band in an all new light, as Jones delivers the most poignant performance of his storied career. With no more song-writing restrictions, the band are reaching greater heights trying out a plethora of new ideas, which you will all hear in the coming months.
Light The Torch will absolutely continue to perform Devil You Know songs and as the band state below, the only way the group could legally continue to perform as band would be under this course of action.
Light The Torchstates: “After member issues and legalities continued for a year with no end in sight, we collectively felt it was time to put DYK to rest. Every effort was made to avoid this decision, but it needed/had to be done for the sake of moving forward. We will be forever grateful to those of you who shared that journey with us. With that said, we decided that this was a perfect time to write and record something truly different, something that reflected what we have been through and what we have become. Our new album is almost done being mixed, and there will be many more details coming in the following days and weeks. We are Light The Torch. See you soon."
Sliptrick Records are proud to announce their new licensing partnership with Victor Entertainment (Asia). With that news comes the release date of the most recent album from Japanese all girl band Mary’s Blood. The album Fate will be made available in the US, Canada and Mexico via Sliptrick on August 29th, 2017.
Japanese, Tokyo based band Mary’s Blood, are a power metal band formed by ex-Destrose members Eye, Saki and Mari. Originally formed as a 5 piece, the band has now settled into a tight-knit 4 member group with Rio filling the bass position. Although their music is very much of the here and now, the band wear their love of the 80’s proudly and share with that era, a gift of blending melody with tremendous power and precision. Whilst the stylistic influences may be clear, Mary’s Blood have forged their own raw unique sound which gives them their truest identity within the Japanese scene and singles them out as one of the best all girl hard rock/metal bands out there.
The group have had numerous releases since their debut EP in 2011 and are currently promoting their 3rd album release, Fate which has had wide spread critical acclaim in Asia and beyond. Fate and their previous album, Bloody Palace are now being made available worldwide and if you love down, dirty, groovy and melodic heavy metal music played by fantastic female musicians with a fiery passion for what they do, then then these albums are an absolute must for any self-respecting fan of the genre!
Fate (US Edition) | Released Aug 29th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Mary’s Blood are:
Eye – Lead Vocals
Saki – Guitar
Rio – Bass
Mari – Drums
Band links: Official Website (eng) | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube
Milwaukee's Khazaddum have released the official video for new single "The Deathless Crown," a track from forthcoming album Plagues Upon Arda. Get your Dwarven Death Metal fix at https://youtu.be/kQpAe39oi0w
Khazaddum will release sophomore album Plagues Upon Arda August 19. Following the 2015 In Dwarven Halls EP, the album offers a deeper glimpse into the tragic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.
"The Deathless Crown" is also streaming on Khazaddums Bandcamp page where digital pre-orders of Plagues Upon Arda come with an advance download of that very same track, as well as first single "Masters of the Plains." It's true. See for yourself at:
The CD version of Plagues Upon Arda can be pre-ordered through the band's Big Cartel store at this location.
Returning with their signature Dwarven Death Metal assault, Khazaddum has taken the Tolkien concept to another level. Incorporating symphonic orchestration throughout the album in order to illuminate the epic scale of the story told within, the nine-track opus delivers a barrage of crushing death metal that bears witness to the harrowing tales of the denizens of Middle-Earth. A promo video for first single "Masters of the Plains" is available at https://youtu.be/tU319Pz_dTg
Plagues Upon Arda was recorded at No Passenger Studio by Spencer Fox and Trae Titus.
Trae Titus - Symphonics
Album cover art by Kosta Djordjevic and digitally painted by Matt Zeilinger.
All other art by Luka and Kosta Djordjevic.
Luka Djordjevic - Vocals / Lyrics
Alex Rausa- Guitars
Tony Cannizzaro - Bass
Peter Kissane- Drums
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