Rock tinged melodic metalcore / post hardcore Vancouverites This Gun For Hire will be unleashing their debut album 'Something A Little More Sinister' on March 31, 2017. The band has already released singles 'Infection', 'Good Evening Deacon' and 'Barn Burner', which guitarist Tyler Burns has a brand new play-through for at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKZKJ7l1vg
This Gun For Here is also offering fans a FREE download of 'Barn Burner' exclusively on PureGrainAudio.com at http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/this-gun-for-hire-barn-burner-free-song-download
Plus you can watch their music video for 'Barn Burner' at https://youtu.be/UO1qbqi3I2Q
The band comments on the video:
“You ever been to one of those parties where you feel like you’re on top of the world? Well this isn’t one of those parties. Welcome to Barn Burner! Where the drinks aren’t free and the girls ain’t pretty. Get ready for a night full of hazards, disasters, and bastards where there’s no going home! Barn Burner is This Gun for Hire‘s party jam that doesn’t let up, even for a second. Delving into the Canadian atmosphere of bush and house parties. You better dust off those dancing shoes and buckle up for a wild… ish ride. Special thanks to Kris Hellstrom for creating another awesome video for us.”
This Gun For Hire recorded 'Something A Little More Sinister' with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-OS, Battle Axe) to present their first clutch of original songs to showcase to the world. The twelve track release displays a keen awareness of pace and dynamics. Moving deftly from the seething chaos of the eponymous opener to the grandiose and melodic epic of "To The Fallen And The Faithful', and back again for the staccato grunt of 'Barn Burner' to finish the record, This Gun For Hire leave you in little doubt as to their capabilities.
'Something A Little More Sinister' will be available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Shelby Tanaka (Lead Vocals)
Tyler Burns (Guitars/Bass)
Mitch Harsch (Drums/Vocals)
Axel Verstraeten (Guitars)
Jake Murdoch (Bass/Vocals)
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".
Réunionese (Réunion Island) Technical Death Metallers Aeon Patronist have announced details on their forthcoming EP and have released this statement:-
"The time has come to lift the veil off of our upcoming EP. This new offering, entitled "Mortal Prosternation", will contain 3 pieces of devastating Black / Death mMtal and be sublimed with this amazing artwork realized by Camille Murgue." (seen below)
The EP follows the band's debut album "Through The Paths Of Delusion" which was released back in 2014 via an Independent release, limited to 300 copies. They are now signed to French label Great Dane Records.
The Symphonic Death metal band Ghost of Mary have released a new video clip for the song "Nothing": https://youtu.be/OkTXLZXZbRo
The song taken from the album "Oblivaeon" released via Revalve Records. "Obliveaon" is available now on:
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is proud to unveil her new single, “Speak To Me” the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama, Voice From The Stone. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, and Edward Dring.
Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950’s Tuscany is due July 24th. USA Today premiered the movie trailer on Tuesday, which can be viewed here. Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/6Bqe6iPYIYQ
As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of “Speak To Me” as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.
“Speak To Me” is available for download on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video:
“I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called "Speak To Me.”
“There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother - Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of.”
“It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”
Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13th - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
Belgian Black metal band Saille have teamed up with Metal Underground to reveal their video for "Prometheus". The track is taken from their new album Gnosis which is out now via Code666.
The band commented:- "We're finally able to present you the video to 'Prometheus'! This song can be considered the centre-piece of our new album 'Gnosis' and tells the myths of mankind's creation, retrieving the fire of enlightenment and the Titan's punishment. We managed to put the same darkness in it that we put in the new songs, so turn up the volume to 11 and open your minds to the knowledge of the gods!"
Watch the video here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133489
Purchase Gnosis here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=875&controller=product&id_lang=1
Kristof Van Iseghem-Bass
Kevin De Leener-Drums
Carach Angren are now unveiling the first stunning track of their forthcoming new album. The Dutch masters of horror metal have entitled their new haunting 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' and the release date has been slated for June 16th.
The song "Song for the Dead" is exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Heavy Mag (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Carach Angren comment: "After months of hard work we proudly reopen the doors to our haunted mansion to reveal the first deadly taste of our upcoming concept album. A unique horror story as you all expect and deserve from us, we consider this as one of the most terrifying tracks that we have created so far."
Carach Angren are furthermore revealing the cover art by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu and track-list of 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which can both be viewed below.
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', Carach Angren are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.
Carach Angren have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and Peter Tägtgren (Pain) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hard hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.
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.
Indian death metal greats Plague Throat release their highly awaited full length debut after putting out a stunner in 'An Exordium to Contagion' EP. And if their single was anything go by, the band's sound is only getting more powerful and relevant by imbibing influences of both brutal and technical death metal while remaining rooted in the classic death metal style. These are ten unrelenting and supremely passionate songs that will have any metalhead banging his head in ridiculous fashion. Catchiness has always been a trait for this band but it's never at the expense of the heaviness. With a faultless production to boot, 'The Human Paradox' will become a death metal staple for old and new fans alike all around the world.
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