Midwest metalcore quartet Ecclesiast has announced their Self-Titled EP set to release June 24th on Sancrosanct Records. With the EP announcement, the band has debuted their first single off the record titled, "High Horse".
Vocalist, Joseph Smith commented on the new single saying:-
"In my eyes, I see the path that's laid before in my heart and I know what is wrong and right. High Horse. This quote means something personal that I went through and questioning my own decisions through how other people felt. This whole song basically is about being the person that God wants you to be and not what man wants you to be."
Pre-orders for the new EP will go live on iTunes May 30th. Watch "High Horse" below.
Ecclesiast is a four piece Christian metal band based out of St. Charles county Missouri. They strive for excellence, not only through their electric performances, but through the heartfelt message and music they put out. Pursuing a professional look, with a hometown feel, they are fully dedicated to what they do, through the passion, and authenticity of leading the listeners and audience alike to Christ through driven lyrics with a backbone. Stemming from personal hardships, to glorifying the lord, Ecclesiast encourages all to stand up, fight for what they believe in, and pursue whatever dreams they may have, be it small, or large, no task is too heavy to handle. We are Ecclesiast. We are the heart and soul of ministry through compassion, love, and a willingness to perform for the glory of God.
Periphery have shared a first track from their 11-song album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is out July 22 via Century Media Records. Check out the song 'The Price is Wrong' below.
“It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”
“Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”
Physical pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via:
Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon (the light blue vinyl is limited to 200 copies)
For a chance to see Periphery live in Europe this Summer, please check out the tour dates below which include a performance at Download Festival on 12th June as well a special Master Class set prior to that in London on 8th June.
Periphery live in Europe:
June 8 (UK) London - Periphery Master Class at Bell Percussion
June 11 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock Festival
June 12 (UK) Derby - Download Festival
Rise Records have announced the signing of Five Finger Death Punch to a North American recording deal. The first album with Rise Records, the BMG-owned rock label, will be released following the completion of Five Finger Death Punch's obligation to its current label, Prospect Park.
The hard rock juggernauts, comprised of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, drummer Jeremy Spencer and bassist Chris Kael formed in 2005 and have released six highly successful albums, five of which have been certified gold, with one reaching platinum status and another soon to follow.
The Portland, Oregon-based label is excited to work with the band, welcoming them to a roster that includes Of Mice & Men, PVRIS, Crown The Empire and more. Craig Ericson, CEO of Rise Records, adds, "I'm honoured to be working with one of the biggest arena rock bands in the world. I'm very confident in the future of Five Finger Death Punch and Rise Records and can’t wait to hear the music they make with our company.”
“We are looking forward to the next phase of our recording career. We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label’s court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at Rise and BMG,” said guitarist / founding member Zoltan Bathory.
Five Finger Death Punch recently put tickets on sale for a Fall arena tour with co-headliners Shinedown and special guests Sixx:A.M. with support from As Lions. They will play a handful of festival dates this summer in North America and Europe.
"White Noise" Track Listing:
1. Coming In Hot
2. White Noise
3. Break Even
5. Fools Gold, feat. Jeff Labar (Cinderella)
6. Good Life
7. Into The Grey, feat. Gerry Finn (Killer Dwarfs)
10. Any Given Sunday, feat. Jeff Labar (Cinderella)
11. Fall To Rise, feat. Ralph Saenz (Steel Panther) & Charlie Parra Del Riego (Kobra & The Lotus)
Current Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA) Alternative Rock Band of the Year vocalist / bassist and motorcycle rally queen Jasmine Cain has released her new album "White Noise" via 3Thirteen Music / eOne Music. You can order "White Noise" now here. White Noise was produced by Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith), Jasmine Cain and Lincoln Parrish (Cage the Elephant), and features Jasmine Cain members Zach Ballard and Benjamin Johnson on drums and lead guitar, respectively.
This is, by far, Jasmine Cain's strongest album to date. Having self-released four albums prior to White Noise, the songwriting has reached its pinnacle. With so many miles behind and so many miles left to travel, the Sturgis, SD nativehas paved a way for female rockers in the motorcycle culture. As JPF Female Artist of the Year and Nashville's Music City Mayhem (MCMA) four-time Female Rock Vocalist (in addition to the aforementioned Nashville Industry Music Award), Cain has set the standard and raised the bar. Living her life through her songs and gypsy spirit like a modern day Janis Joplin, she is a ghost on the road sitting next to you as you take your own musical journey.
"White Noise was a fun challenge for me because for the first time, we were writing songs together as a band and we only had two weeks to complete the writing process. I've never been put under the gun that hard and it forced me to get really focused and stay that way. My entire life had to be shut off. With that being said, I was very skeptical of the lyrics sound contrived and forced, but much to my surprise, and the surprise of everyone else, the songs happened effortlessly. Only a few times can I remember getting tripped up on a part or lyric and hitting a wall. But I just didn't force it. I started a new chapter and just wrote something else until that came to me. Most days I was just shooting ideas at the wall, but occasionally we would hit a vein and write two or three songs that day. It was really amazing to be able to do that. You don't really know if you can until you have no other choice."
Jasmine Cain and her band are endorsed by S&S Cycle, Epiphone Guitars, Kramer Guitars, Warwick Basses and GHS Strings.
Florida-based Doom / Sludge band Hollow Leg have revealed that they will be embarking on a short tour of the East US with Irata. The tour will be in support of their new album "Crown" which is due to be released in North America on June 24 2016. Confirmed dates are below, more dates are expected to be announced in the near future:
06/21-Burro bar, Jacksonville FL
06/22- Basement, Atlanta GA
06/23 Maywood, Raleigh NC
06/25 Fredrick, MD (Doom Fest)
06/26 Reggies, Wilmington NC
Order "Crown" at this location: https://hollowleg666.bandcamp.com/
The Browning could very well be heavy music's answer to the Terminator. Whereas everybody's favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger cyborg hid an exoskeleton under a sheath of skin, the Kansas City quartet—Jonny [vocals, electronics], Cody [drums], Brian [guitar], and Rick [bass]— thinly veil a hard rock edge beneath a casing of skittering electronic dance music, hip-hop grime, metallic brutality, and industrial expanse. That signature style is "back" in a big way on "Isolation", their third full-length album and first for Spinefarm Records.
"Isolation" arrives on June 24 and it's The Browning's most ambitious offering to date.
"Over the course of the last three years, rock music is primarily all I've listened to,” Jonny explains. "I've been ingesting bands like Rammstein, Disturbed, and Three Days Grace. My writing swung towards that. I knew this album was going to have more of a rock vibe. Obviously, there's still metal, but the scope has expanded. The electronics remain a big part of it. Since day one, the whole point was to not only be the heaviest electronic band, but the band with by far the most electronics."
He furthered, "Isolation is by far the best album The Browning has done yet. It has everything I wanted in it and nothing is missing. It shows how the band has progressed and matured since our last release. So I cannot wait for the world to hear it."
'Altars of Madness', the classic debut album from Floridian extreme metal legends Morbid Angel, is available now on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl.
Originally released in 1989, 'Altars of Madness' introduced the raw, technical lethality of Morbid Angel to the world and has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.
'Altars of Madness' has now been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious sound than ever before.
'Altars of Madness' is available now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl in black, as well as the following limited edition colours:
100 Ghoul Green in Black & White Sleeve (SOLD OUT!)
200 Ghoul Green (SOLD OUT!)
300 Evil Spells Purple
400 Immortal White
500 Blasphemy Yellow
Get 'Altars of Madness' on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/morbid-angel
The Full Dynamic Range edition of 'Altars of Madness' is also available now on iTunes here
The Pale Emperor himself - platinum-selling rock legend Marilyn Manson - will receive the evening's ultimate honour, the 'Icon Award' presented by Equal Vision Records / MerchNOW, at the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy!
Marilyn Manson's groundbreaking and maniacal career as arguably the biggest, most controversial artist of his time has undoubtedly left a huge mark on not just the alternative music world, but alternative society as a whole. Since the creation of Marilyn Manson in the early '90s, the seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer and rock and roll demagogue has sold over 50 million records worldwide, including his latest offering, "The Pale Emperor".
His ninth studio album sees Manson roaring back above the froth of mass-media and mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that comprise, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album since 1998's epochal "Mechanical Animals". Marilyn Manson has appeared on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine four times, with his first appearance in the magazine in 1996 (AP 93). "The Pale Emperor" is also nominated for the 2016 Album of the Year award, presented by Journeys, a full 20 years after the release of his legendary 1996 album "Antichrist Superstar". Manson's unique ability to continually make trends and break the mold of the music industry is why he, along with his legacy, is the perfect candidate for this year's Icon Award, presented by Equal Vision Records / MerchNOW.
This year's APMAs, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low, will broadcast live the evening of July 18 from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio (schottensteincenter.com). The APMAs are offering a "punk-rock convention" as an alternative to the Republican National Convention taking place in the magazine's hometown of Cleveland that night.
Confirmed 2016 APMAs performers include platinum-selling headliners A Day To Remember, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Of Mice & Men, Papa Roach, BABYMETAL, Issues, the Maine, Mayday Parade and Beartooth, with more artists still to be announced. The 2016 APMAs also will feature a special appearance from Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of post-hardcore favourites Underøath, who just finished their 2016 "Rebirth" tour. Gillespie is nominated in the Best Drummer category, presented by DW Drums.
Visit the APMAs Vans Voting Site at altpress.com/apmasvote2016 to check out all of this year's nominees and vote for your favourites now! Voting has become an international phenomenon, with ballots coming in from over 130 countries. Also, visit this location for information regarding future performing artists, honorees and presenter announcements, tickets and VIP packages, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances and beyond.
Alternative Press Music Awards tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster here, and VIP experience packages are available via SoundRink - An Experience Company! SoundRink VIP packages will include limited merchandise, elite access to the red carpet and prime indoor seating and VIP meet-and-greets. The APMAs is also partnering with PromoWest Fest (www.promowestfest.com, Columbus, July 15 to 17), so tickets will be available via their box office through Ticketmaster as well.
Last year's event earned the title of "The Grammy's of Alternative Music" from TIME Magazine. The 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards achieved over one million views on AXS TV and over three million views on YouTube. Re-live 2015's best moments via the highlight reel here. The APMAs have featured performances by some of today's biggest rock artists and bona fide legends-from Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco and Paramore's Hayley Williams to Weezer, Joan Jett and Guns N' Roses co-founder Slash.
Building upon the success of last year's event, the APMAs is thrilled to once again be supported by returning title sponsor Journeys, a leader in the teen speciality retail scene focused on lifestyle-driven branded footwear and accessories in over 800 stores across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. In addition to Journeys, the APMAs also welcomes fellow sponsors Monster Energy, CreativeLive, DW Drums, CD Baby, Disc Makers, Rise Records, Eleven Seven Music, Better Noise Records, Musicians Institute, EarthQuaker Devices, Razor & Tie, Hopeless Records, Sub City, Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen, Ernie Ball, Epitaph Records, Equal Vision Records, MerchNOW, Vans, Fearless Records, Jeffree Starr Cosmetics, AKT, SharpTone, Lovers Are Lunatics and SoundRink.
Don't miss the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and your chance to cast your vote for your favourite bands! Check altpress.com/apmas over the coming weeks for new announcements and information.
The APMAs are produced by Mike Shea, Joe Scarpelli, Josh Bernstein, Kevin Lyman and Marc Grant.
CA based metal outfit Carnifex, will release their new album entitled "Slow Death" on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record was produced and recorded by Carnifex and Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Bleeding Through), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Chelsea Grin, etc. "Slow Death" was mixed by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, etc) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.
Check out a quick teaser of music and the album artwork here.
"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."
"Priests of Annihilation", the forthcoming coming debut album from South Carolina Progressive Black Metal Unit Enthean, is now streaming exclusively at Metal Injection. Stream the album at this location.
Enthean will release "Priests of Annihilation" on May 20. Pre-order the album at:
"Priests of Annihilation" will unquestionably appeal to fans of Dissection, Emperor, Origin, and Immortal. Yet the album more broadly represents the band's musical take on experiences past and present. Indeed, it is an ode to their many influences, musical or otherwise. Put simply, Enthean has created a fierce and dynamic album that will excite a wide range of metal fans.
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