Swedish metalcore quintet Imminence have shared a reimagined version of their single 'Ghost'. The original track features on the band's fourth album Heaven In Hiding, out now via Arising Empire.
Stream 'Ghost (Acoustic)' here: https://arisingempire.com/ghostacoustic
Since their formation, Imminence's acoustic side has been an equally important component to their unique identity. 'Alleviate' is the fourth reimagined song from their latest album, written, produced and visualised solely by Eddie Berg (vocals/violin) and Harald Barrett (guitar).
The band comment:
"In celebration of the one year anniversary of the single release of 'Ghost', we now give you the final acoustic version from Heaven In Hiding. Written, recorded, produced and filmed by ourselves. For you. From Sweden with love."
Imminence's latest album, Heaven In Hiding, was released in 2021 via Arising Empire and saw them elevate to the next level in the global modern metal scene. The metal community even granted Imminence a brand new and unique genre: violincore. Singles 'Temptation', 'Heaven In Hiding', 'Ghost', 'Chasing Shadows' and 'Alleviate' were accompanied by outstanding visual production, with enormous success on YouTube and other streaming platforms.
Stream/purchase Heaven In Hiding here: https://imminence.lnk.to/heaveninhiding
Closing in on 100 million streams and over 250,000 online followers off the back of four albums, Imminence emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic straight into a six-week long European headline tour. Always breaking boundaries and expectations, Imminence introduced the touring cycle with a full-acoustic show: Live In Concert Halls. Featuring a string quartet and other classical elements, Imminence brought the ensemble to six shows in Germany, resulting in a chart position in Eventims' fastest selling tours in the country. The Heaven In Hiding album tour followed, with venues tripling in capacity and additional dates announced due to phenomenal demand.
Imminence's touring has remained strong over the summer of 2022, appearing at Full Force, Graspop, Rock For People, Deichbrand, Nova Rock, Jera On Air and more.
French progressive alternative outfit Sunbeam Overdrive release new live acoustic video for "Fainted Core"
French Progressive Metal / Alternative Rock band Sunbeam Overdrive are delighted to share an acoustic live version of "Fainted Core", originally released as an advanced track on their first EP, which is still available through their Bandcamp page: https://sunbeamoverdrive.bandcamp.com
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAKjock_58M&ab_channel=SUNBEAMOVERDRIVE
By working on final mastering touches, the band is now taking the final steps to release their first
album, hopefully coming later this year. Expect alternative and progressive metal with 90's overtones!
Dutch symphonic metal veterans Epica release video for the acoustic version of their single 'Abyss Of Time'
Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica recently announced the release of their new album "Omega", out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. "Omega" is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled 'Abyss Of Time', which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Today, the band reveal a video for an acoustic version of that single.
Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/tpy-KdtLsZY
Keyboarder Coen Janssen comments:
"For the Omega release we rewrote 4 songs into acoustic versions. This is our way of relaxing after a period of working hard and intense on heavy music. Being able to wind down and see if the songs still ‘work’ without all the bombast feels like coming home. It also enables us to explore other musical styles than metal and challenges us to be creative in a different way than we are used to. Enjoy our first single “Abyss of Time” as if it was played in an Irish Pub while enjoying a nice pint with all your friends!!"
Pre-order the album in the format of your choice, here: http://nblast.de/Epica-Omega
Finnish Progressive Metallers Sonus Corona release an all-acoustic music video for track 'Illusions'
Sonus Corona is a progressive metal band from Turku, Finland. The band combines intense musical atmospheres accompanied with heavy riffs and strong melodies and relies on stellar songwriting. They say they have been heavily influenced by Haken, Toto, Tool, Dream Theater and Leprous.
The band released a new music video for Illusions which is an all-acoustic track. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/w41Es-2dJ0g
Vocalist Timo Mustonen comment:
"I love this song. It’s like a dream; the protagonist is taken away from his depressing mindset and surroundings for a while. The video we made underlines this. He’s sort of out of himself, and sees the world in a different light. It’s the first all-acoustic song we’ve ever made. Because of the concept of the song, and it being a rarity amongst all our songs, we wanted to keep it simplistic. I also like the in-the-middle-of-the-night theme we chose for the video.
The lyrics on this one came to be in an unorthodox manner. Ari hummed in an imaginary language on the demo he made of the song. I then made a transliteration of what I heard into words and sentences in English. This version actually included some phrases you hear in the finished song. We found out it’s a dreamy kind of song immediately, and wanted to keep it that way. Me, Ari and Esa then tweaked the lyrics into a story that fits the album as well."
'Time Is Not On Your Side' album is released on November 22nd by Inverse Records.
WATCH previously released lyric video 'Time Is Not On Your Side': https://youtu.be/mnpcPs5gEPM
Listen to ILLUSIONS on:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2PQadAK
PRE ORDER CD: http://bit.ly/2M092w2
PRE SAVE Time Is Not On Your Side album to your Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/2LYNL5S
Ari Lempinen (guitar, backing vocals)
Harri Annala (guitar)
Miika Erkkilä (bass)
Rasmus Raassina (drums)
Esa Lempinen (keys)
Timo Mustonen (vocals)
Italian Folk Metal / Acoustic sextet Ladygrove release their new single "Three Times Bad and Three Times Good"
Featuring members from Elvenking, Evenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy’s Shadygrove journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration.
The new song is inspired by a fairy tale from a small town in the North of Italy.
The band comments:-
"We love magic tales and love to tell them when they are real. Water fairies can be seen when the Sun goes down, and you always have to respect them. If someday you'll forget the rule your fairy will vanish into a never-ending curse.'Three Times Bad and Three Times Good' are the laws of the enchanted wood, and we like to say that are also the rules of life. If you do something bad in your life, this will happen three times on you, the same if you do something good."
The single can be watched on YouTube at the following link https://youtu.be/tzzR6tQf2yY
and streamed on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2wJBAS4
Theirs is an acoustic heaviness that is truly original and special. It’s as though, like the myths and legends that inspire them, Shadygrove have always been with us, just waiting for us to look with our hearts rather than our eyes. Shadygrove make music as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn.
Lisy Stefanoni - Vocals, Flute
Fabio “Lethien” Polo - Violin
Matteo Antoni - Guitar
Elena Crolle - Keyboards
Davide Papa - Bass
Simone Morettin - Drums, Ethnic Percussions
West Coast acoustic metal pirate armada The Dead Crew Of Oddwood has just unloaded the booze-drenched cannon stench of their pillaging fourth studio recording with "Lawful Evil". A non-stop auditory rampage in the stripped-down and dirty style sans-amplification and riding high on Heavy Mahogany mastery, the unruly new album discharges fourteen debauchery-ridden rippers intoxicating the listener with more than forty-two minutes of top-shelf hard-partying action.
Witness The Dead Crew Of Oddwood in full decadence in their "Sulfur" video RIGHT HERE and endure the full attack of "Lawful Evil" HERE.
Through the support of townspeople on shores the world 'round The Dead Crew Of Oddwood self-released the putrid tunes of "Lawful Evil" under the guise of no label rules; the result is a necessary acquisition for fans of hammering brews to the Dropkick Murphys, crashing the renaissance faire, anybody who has quoted Yellowbeard, and diehards of Korpiklaani, and other seafaring acts Swashbuckle and Alestorm. "Lawful Evil" was recorded at Seahorse Sound, was mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The "Sulfur" video was directed by Michael Sasso with cinematography by Sean Fitzgerald, and editing by Casey Nimmer. The band also included several guest vocalists on the album including Brittney Slays from Unleash The Archers, Admiral Nobeard from Swashbuckle, and others. The "Lawful Evil" cover art was created by Mark Gibbons (World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Warhammer, and more).
"Lawful Evil" is available direct from the band on CD HERE and digital HERE,as well through as most digital services.
The Dead Crew Of Oddwood will be performing at a renaissance faire in the Los Angeles area for the next seven consecutive weekends. The band is also travelling to a one-off gig in Chicago at the Official Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Release Party next week. A widespread invasion of the American lands will take place as the 2016 harvest season approaches; keep watch for a scroll of ports to be raided in the months ahead.
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Live:
4/09-10/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/14/2016 Emporium - Chicago, IL [info]
4/16-17/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/23-24/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/30-5/01/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/07-08/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/14-15/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/21-22/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
"Lawful Evil" Track Listing:
1. Join The Ranks
2. Side Quest
3. Heavy Mahogany
5. Siren's Song
6. Expedition On Heavy Submarine
7. Humours Of Oddwood Isle
8. Raise Your Pints
9. Sand Lobster
10. Whalin' Rumbo
12. The Gleeman
13. Storm Riders
14. Dead Man's Medley
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