Mashad, Iran-based djent / metalcore band Out of Nowhere has regularly been releasing music and playing live shows since 2010 regardless of the risk of being arrested by the oppressive regime.
Their newest single, “Blind Crow,” is well supplied with suspense, apocalyptic surroundings, violent breakdowns, glass-shattering screams, and syncopated riffs. Crossing the borders of metalcore, djent, alternative rock, and prog, the track upholds the Iranian revolutionists’ ever-evolving sonic dexterity.
“Blind Crow” is available on all major digital platforms. Stream / Download it AT THIS LOCATION.
In regards to the struggle they face being in a country where metal music is illegal and bands often get arrested for playing live or making music, Out of Nowhere informs:
“Being a metal musician in Iran is a big risk. Starting from the overpriced rare instruments to the risk of being arrested each second. We played some sold-out shows but the risk of being arrested is with us even right now when I’m writing this. It’s a big crime and if they arrest you, there will be years of prison or even in some cases execution for us. But we are born to do this, so we accept the risk and do what we love to do.”
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Russian progressive metalcore band Next Door To Heaven announces they will be self-releasing their new EP "Inside" on March 25th. The EP is the follow up to the band's 2020 single "Dance With Me" and their second album "V Ways To Accept" (2019) released on Sliptrick Records.
"Inside" features five djent melodic progressive tracks along with special guest vocals from Lord Nelson (ex-Stuck Mojo) on the record's closing song "Flare Up". The band's discography has always been known for flirting with djent metalcore influences and this new release is no different, except this time guitarist Evgenii “Gene” Mazunov took the helm on the band's sound with the use of a 9-string Ibanez along with bass, arrangement, and composition duties. Also joining as a guest for the recording is well-known Russian drummer Pavel Lokhnin (God Eat God, Dominia, Perimeter).
Vocalist and lyricist Daria Mazunova comments:
"We put our souls into the music we create, always. It’s not about making music for something in return, not about making it for fun. It’s about emotions transformed into music. I would say for 'Inside', we entered into more metalcore territory though it doesn’t mean there aren't prog components or experimentation done. Conceptually, the general idea of the EP is a fight between a human and a machine and a master/obeying inside one person. If you look at the cover art you will see a heart combined with a car engine in the moment of ignition."
Next Door To Heaven has shared a teaser clip of the title track for fans, which can be heard on YouTube - https://youtu.be/xSZzFZjw1uo
The EP will be available for pre-order as of March 18th on all digital platforms.
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Japanese metal band Bridear have released the video for their latest single ‘Daybreak’. It’s the first track to be taken from their debut international album release Bloody Bride, which is coming out May 7th via Setsuzoku Records.
Lead singer KIMI comments:
"We are so excited for Bridear's first international release and look forward to bringing our music to fans across the UK and Europe!"
The new single is a furiously catchy taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming album, with crushing riffs, technical prowess and soaring vocals. You can watch the band effortlessly perform the track in the brilliant new video for ‘Daybreak’ (watch by clicking link).
Formed in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012, Bridear are one of Japan’s premier heavy metal bands and are setting their sights on the global stage. With diverse influences from German metal legends Helloween to British prog pop pioneers Muse, the all-female quintet combine elements of power metal, progressive rock, and the melodic hooks of J-Pop to create a sound unlike any of their rivals from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Bridear released their first EP Overturn the Doom in 2012, and followed up with their hit single ‘Light in the Dark’. They have been performing across Japan ever since where they have developed a dedicated following. International audiences soon discovered the video online creating a massive buzz and ever-expanding global hard rock/metal audience.
Following the 2016 release of their first full-length Japanese album Baryte, the group continued to perform across their home country gaining a reputation for excellent musicianship and engaging live performances. In 2017, Bridear performed in Europe for the first time and appeared at major conventions such as Mondocon in Budapest, Hungry and Made in Asia in Brussels, Belgium supporting their EP HELIX.
Having now performed in 11 countries, Bridear have built a passionate fan base in the West while becoming a major label act in Japan for their 2019 album Expose Your Emotions. In October 2019, Bridear performed in London at Metal Matsuri, the first all J-Metal festival outside of Japan, with a stunning set winning more international fans and praise for their memorable performance.
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Finnish metalcore band I At Last released their new single 'Wake'. The track is taken from the upcoming debut EP "Magenta" which is to be released on March 26th 2021 via Inverse Records. Although I At Last declare themselves representatives of the metalcore genre, the EP embodies the band's distinctive sound, breaking the prejudices associated with said genre.
Guitarist Roope Lappalainen says:
"Influences for the EP can be found in several different genres, but in the end when someone asks what I At Last sounds like, I would say it sounds like us. The sound of ‘Magenta’ creates a good overall picture of who we are and what kind of music we want to create."
The five-track "Magenta" EP reaches just over 26 minutes and is released entirely in digital form.
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Pre-save the Magenta EP to your Spotify playlist: https://save-it.cc/imusician/magenta
The EP was mixed by Julius Nikander and mastered by Pekka Posio.
Architects are thrilled to share 'Dead Butterflies' - the third single to be taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album 'For Those That Wish To Exist'. Accompanying 'Dead Butterflies' is a breathtaking music video, filmed at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year.
The groundbreaking Royal Albert Hall performance was streamed live on November 21st, garnering critical acclaim, and setting live-streaming records for the genre. NME gave the performance a perfect 5/5 score, calling Architects "a band at the peak of their talents” and stating that “on the basis of these new songs, they’re heading somewhere remarkable indeed."
Watch the video for “Dead Butterflies” HERE
“Dead Butterflies” follows previously released tracks “Black Lungs” and colossal single “Animals,” both of which have amassed 18M+ streams and 8.2 + YouTube views. Additionally, “Animals” was on BBC Radio 1 playlist for six weeks in the row.
On 'For Those That Wish To Exist', Architects tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet. On the self-produced record, the band build upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore and layers a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns, and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course and paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of human condition, 'For Those That Wish To Exist' calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production.
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French metalcore mob Dizorder stream new album 'SKY//LIGHT''; out now on CD & digital through all platforms
French metalcore newcomers Dizorder finally released their debut full-length album called 'SKY//LIGHT', available right now on CD & Digital through all platforms.
In addition to the official release-news, the band also shared the whole effort for free streaming on Bandcamp.
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Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
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English Metalcore crew Architects unveil new album 'For Those That Wish To Exist', set for release February 26th 2021 via Epitaph
Architects will release their ninth studio record 'For Those That Wish To Exist' on 26th February via Epitaph. The self-produced record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2018 release 'Holy Hell', which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, band mate and best friend in Tom Searle, the group’s founding guitarist.
On 'For Those That Wish To Exist', Architects examine the part we are all playing in the world’s slow destruction, and tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production.
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course, and a paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of human condition, 'For Those That Wish To Exist' calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment.
“This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet,” summarises principal songwriter Dan Searle. “I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are <we> going to do, as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. Change has to start on a personal level. The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it, when we need to take our own responsibility. It has to start there.”
The band recently shared the first glimpse at the forthcoming record with the release of the first single, “Animals.”
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Suffolk based Ghosts Of Atlantis premiers first track Halls Of Lemuria of their debut album set for release early 2021 via Black Lion records
Hailing from deepest, darkest Suffolk, Ghosts Of Atlantis are a metal band that carry a wealth of experience and professionalism. Like both Cradle Of Filth, and Devilment before it, Ghosts Of Atlantis continues the tradition and staple of the witch county trademark sound. The sound is dark and aggressive, sinister and twisted, yet universally appealing due to big chorus lines, emotive orchestration and massive hooks Sonically, the band crosses many genres and lyrical styles, from poetic spoken word elements, full choirs, and memorable choruses to guttural destruction carried forth through the main vocals. Ghosts Of Atlantis (G.O.A) features both present and past members of Devilment, Failed Humanity, The Conflict Within and Cold Lazarus.
Founder Colin Park states : "Halls of Lemuria" The road ahead is long and the elements ruthless. The Atlantian people embark on a pilgrimage to reach the great halls of Lemuria. For it is within these sacred walls, that the power to turn the tide of battle resides. The power to summon the Ghosts of Atlantis and give hope to the people of Atlantis.
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From Calgary, Alberta, metalcore is alive and rowdy thanks to Lost In Static. They have made a name for themselves locally and with the new single, “Jordan”, the band is continuing to entice listeners at home and abroad.
Watch and listen to the lyric video HERE.
This single is going to be on Lost In Static’s debut self-titled album released later this year. The heartfelt and personal song has special meaning to the band, which they explain in their own words:
“Our new single “Jordan” is our second track to be released from our upcoming debut record. 'Jordan' was a childhood friend who unfortunately lost his life from drinking and driving. This song was written in his honour. It's heavy, it's beautiful and we hope everyone is going to love it as much as we do!”.
The combination of solid riffs and juxtaposed vocals show a sombre and passionate side of Lost In Static while keeping with the heaviness that is the staple of the genre. Lost In Static takes their craft to a new level and will definitely be intriguing for heavy music lovers of all kinds. Recommended for fans of After the Burial, Veil of Maya, and Born of Osiris this is true metalcore.
“Jordan” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play HERE.
What started as a cover band called Moron Mountain many years ago has now fully blossomed into an original metal act that has been playing stages since early 2019.
Comprised of seasoned musicians Lance MacBain, Noureen Amin, Jared Boyd, Tyler Johansen the metal band has just started their musical journey fusing the djent elements of progressive metal with metalcore.
The group works together to create music that is both aggressive and fun, with MacBain generally writing the music and MacBain, Johansen and Boyd collectively writing the lyrics. Relating to their band name, the messages they send through their lyrics convey relation to the feeling of getting lost in the “static” of the world, and all the events that take place; an almost overwhelming feeling of white noise.
With an emphasis on producing a tight live show full of headbanging, energy and moshing, Lost In Static is hitting the ground running with their debut album being released soon.
Australian metalcore band, Alpha Wolf, unveil their latest single, “creep”. This is the second single, following “Akudama”, from the band’s forthcoming new album, a quiet place to die, due out on September 25th via SharpTone Records. Following up the band’s 2017 debut LP, Mono, and 2019 EP, Fault, a quiet place to die is an intense, 11-track collection dealing with loss, anxiety and animosity.
Stream the new track here: http://shrptn.co/creep
The album is available now for pre-order here: https://sharptonerecords.co/collections/alpha-wolf.
Vocalist Lochie Keogh states:-
"‘Creep’ vents on frustrations and betrayals faced growing up attending and playing shows in the heavy music scene. It wasn't long after first coming to shows I realised I was still in the same popularity contest that cast me out when I was younger."
An iron will is only ever hardened within the forge, and Australia’s fastest rising metalcore act Alpha Wolf have proven they are made of sterner stuff. The five-piece bared their teeth in 2019 with the release of their EP Fault in joint partnership with Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records, it became a line in the sand that set expectations for all that would follow.
The band played sold out shows across Australia both headlining, and in support of acts such as Polaris and August Burns Red; as well as a slew of international tours across Asia, Europe, and even dipping their toes in to the American market.
If Fault was the line in the sand however, Alpha Wolf desired to make their mark permanent, something etched in stone for all to see. The band needed to push themselves harder, the band needed to prove they were worthy of their name, the band needed a quiet place to die.
2020 sees Alpha Wolf bite harder than ever with their sophomore release a quiet place to die, the culmination of every lesson learnt, every hit taken, and every loss felt. a quiet place to die is the end result of five individuals who have faced the fire and refuse to flinch, pouring their every-thing into making something they are truly proud of. The path to this point has only made their thirst greater, and soon enough, the wolves will be out for blood.
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