Italian progressive death metal band WHILE SUN ENDS have teamed up with The Sludgelord to premiere "View", a new track taken from their upcoming album Terminus. The track is highly recommended for fans of Katatonia, Isis and Opeth.
The band commented about the track "View is a track about building perspectives. It represents the passage from one point of view to another, learning differences and similarities in oneself and one another.
Listen to "View" at this location: http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the-sludgelord-song-premiere-view-by.html
Pre-order Terminus here: http://www.wooaaargh.com/whilesunends
Mexican metal quartet, Excellion, stream their new, fourth EP titled Unsean ahead of its release which is set for August 6th.
Speaking about the level of creativity the new EP reaches compared with the previous efforts, bassist and backing vocalist Adrian Vilbel commented:
“On ‘Unsean' you can find this maturity in the sound that is very unique actually, all instruments converge in a way that it just was’t in our previous releases, that’s why this new material it’s really a breakthrough for us.
“We were trying to express ourselves in the way we felt at the moment when we moved to Mexico City, it was a moment to adapt and learn a new way to live, so we felt the urgency to write some riffs and melodies that made people feel those expressions, that’s how the whole concept came to mind,” he continues.
Unsean is the fourth EP release the band put out to date, and it was originally planned to be a full-length release, but Excellion decided to split it in two shorter releases. Vilbel also talked about the reasons behind that decision.
“Nowadays it’s kind of hard that a person listen to a full album from the beginning to the end. There would be a lot to digest and they just don’t want that, at least a lot of people, so yeah, ‘Unsean’ was actually a full-length, but we wanted people to give the same weight to every song and not just one or two. We wanted to write songs with high quality too and not just fillers so we decided to make this release in two parts. This is part one and you can expect part two some time around 2017. This way people can sit and listen the whole EP and it’ll be easy to digest too.”
Unsean is out on August 6. Listen to the EP in its entirety through a YouTube stream. The EP is available from iTunes and Google Play.
Belgium's Reject The Sickness stream 'Chains of Solitude' and unveil official video
Belgium's Reject The Sickness released Chains of Solitude late in 2015 on Mighty Music, and now it's time for the rest of the world to experience the band's impactful mix of melodic death metal with progressive and metalcore elements. Stream and / or purchase the album at: https://targetgroup.bandcamp.com/album/chains-of-solitude
Check out the official video for "My Agony" at this location.
The band chose to record Chains Of Solitude themselves in their own studio. This way they had the luxury of trial and error, and could take time for the recordings. The mixing and mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound in Holland. "We really liked his work and sound for Textures, Crimson Falls, Scarred, ... The fact that we could communicate in the same language was a huge advantage. He did a great job and we would like to thank him for that."
Inanimate Existence set to release Calling From A Dream album via Unique Leader Records
Bay Area progressive death metal collective Inanimate Existence will release their third full-length this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Titled "Calling From A Dream", the nine-track follow-up their critically-lauded "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" studio offering was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.) and will see release on September 19th, 2016.
"After the release of our last album, we decided to take our sound to a new place while incorporating our roots," the band elaborates. "Expect deep compositions with many emotional ups and downs. Inspiration was drawn from music theorists and composers dating back thousands of years. Within "Calling From A Dream", listeners will encounter a wide array of musical elements blended to form a rich contrast of sonic textures that result in a dynamic aural experience."
"Calling From A Dream" is the story of a young man's journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.
The band formed in 2012 and is notorious for pushing the boundaries of metal. Their fresh approach to songwriting and arrangements shine an innovative light into the dark and grim genre. With the output of "Calling From A Dream", they promise to deliver an even more refined and mature sound.
Phoenix, Arizona metal band The World To Come has premiered their music video for their song "Scribe Of Thoth" exclusively through New Fury Media. To view this music video, check out HERE. The song is from the band's recently announced upcoming new album The Cartesian which will be released September 30th, 2016 via Famined Records.
Formed in 2011 by guitarist Shane Griffin, The World to Come is a band formed around the creative idea of exploring the music aesthetic. Creating a sense of ambiance and emotion to accompany the overall ideal of any deathcore band. Starting off amidst the plethora of hardcore music talent within the Phoenix metro area, The World To Come eventually morphed into its own entity. Taking each members unique love for atmospheric music and creating a new blend of heavy hitting, and thought provoking progressive metal.
British progressive protagonists Threshold have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership after 10 successful years with the label.
Guitarist Karl Groom states: "We're very happy to continue with Nuclear Blast and couldn't imagine a better fit for Threshold."
Keyboard player Richard West adds: "Nuclear Blast have given us everything we could want from a label and we're really looking forward to releasing our new album with them."
"2017 will be the year of Prog!", adds Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. "We are very happy to continue our work with Threshold and bring a massive release to you next year!"
Currently, the band is working on their 11th masterpiece, a new concept album that is scheduled to be released in 2017.
You can catch the band at the following festivals:
14.07.2016 Masters Of Rock, CZ
16.07.2016 Bang Your Head, DE
02.10.2016 ProgPower Europe, NL (Threshold headline)
07.01.2017 Ice Rock, CH (Threshold headline)
Italian progressive death metal band While Sun Ends have teamed up with Metalitalia.com to reveal the video for "Measure", which is taken from their forthcoming album Terminus. The video is a five-minute tour-de-force and is a perfect example what listeners will find on the rest of the album.
The band commented about the track "Terminus talks about knowledge and the track "Measure" is about what happens when humans find a way to name and control things, finding boundaries between objects and feelings"
Watch/Stream "Measure" here http://metalitalia.com/articolo/while-sun-ends-il-video-di-measure-in-anteprima-su-metalitalia-com/
Pre-Order Terminus on CD or digital formats here: https://whilesunends.bandcamp.com/
The progressive metal band Sunburst have released a music video for the track "Lullaby" online. The highly anticipated Sunburst debut album "Fragments of Creation" was released on February 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
The sound of Sunburst can be described as Dream Theater meets Nevermore and Conception and with "Fragments of Creation" they show that they are a force to be reckoned with!
With two successful releases to their name, Iceland's Momentum are hard at work on their next full-length album, which will once again appear on Dark Essence Records, at a date as yet to be specified. Whilst work is continuing apace, the band have been able to reveal "Dire Host", a new track from the album, via a video which was filmed in the studio. The video can be seen below
"Dire Host" was recorded in June in Hveragerði, a small town about a half hour drive from Reykjavík, and the new album marks the first time that Momentum will be working in the studio with Friðrik Helgason. As to what fans should expect from the album, "Dire Host" gives a pretty good idea according to the band who had this to say: “The songwriting process for a new album is going very well and we are really enjoying the direction in which we are heading. It has been, and continues to be, a new learning curve for the band to keep the music to just the three of us, but it would seem that we thrive on challenging ourselves with something different every time.
"We wanted to go and record a proper example of what the band is doing today and we feel that 'Dire Host' captures that quite well. If you happen to be at Eistnaflug festival next week you will be able to see this live as well as a lot more of the new material, including a special treat that we've been working very hard on this past month”.
Momentum, whose line-up comprises Kristján on Drums, Holaf on Vocals and Bass, and Ingvar on Guitar and Vocals, is set appear not once, but twice at the Eistnaflug Festival in Iceland in July. Their first appearance will be on the Boli stage on Wednesday 6th at 17:50, whilst on Friday the 8th they hit the Brennivin stage at 22:20 for what will be a special show.
Season Of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Kontinuum. The Icelandic-wave influenced ambient rockers will release their next full-length on this label.
Regarding their signing, Kontinuum confessed that they: "are very pleased to announce our signing with Season of Mist. To us it is important to work with people that we connect with. People that relate to our creative output and vision. This is why we look forward to our future cooperation with Season of Mist."
Kontinuum were conceived with the aim to create hypnotic and spiritual musical noise in Reykjavik, Iceland in the year 2010.
After sending demo tracks of their debut album 'Earth Blood Magic' to a few labels, a first deal was quickly struck. Kontinuum wasted no time and entered Sigur Rós' Sundlaugin Studio in the Icelandic town Mosfellsbær in order to begin record their first full length, which was released in 2012.
'Earth Blood Magic' received rave reviews across the board and was voted rock album of the year in Morgunblaðið, Iceland.
The band played numerous shows in 2013 and established a reputation as a powerful live band.
Kontinuum started working on their sophomore album in 2014. A first single titled "I Huldusal" was released the same year and received substantial radio play in Iceland, while even topping the charts of the island's largest alternative rock radio station.
'Kyrr' hit the stores in April 2015 alongside the brand new single "Breathe". Following the release of their second album, Kontinuum embarked on two tours in Germany and performed at several festivals including the prestigious Roadburn Festival (Netherlands), Eurosonic Festival (Netherlands), Icelandic Airwaves and Eistnaflug Festival at home, and Lithuania's Devilstone Festival.
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