The Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet Into Eterrnity recently unveiled a new song, “Fringes of Psychosis”, (https://youtu.be/V5rOJADB4GE) which marked the first official taste of their long-awaited sixth album “The Sirens”. Today, M-Theory Audio is proud to announce the group's signing, and that the record will be released on October 26. Physical pre-orders are available now at this location (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store), while a digital pre-order (which includes an instant download of “Fringes of Psychosis”) is underway on Bandcamp (intoeternitysk.bandcamp.com).
Originally, Into Eterrnity intended to self-release “The Sirens” after a planned release through a European label fell through, but the group recently reconnected with M-Theory Audio president Marco Barbieri, who served as president of Century Media Records when the band released such acclaimed albums as “Buried In Oblivion” (2004) and “The Scattering Of Ashes” (2006).
“The Sirens” – which features guest appearances by former vocalist Stu Block (now in Iced Earth), Cam Dixon (ex-Annihilator) and Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth) – sees Into Eterrnity firing on all cylinders, with Amanda Kiernan's fierce vocals and Tim Roth's trademark guitar heroics and vocal harmonies backed by long time bassist Troy Bleich and newer recruits Bryan James Newbury (drums) and Matt Cuthberston (guitars, also of Untimely Demise). The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by former guitarist Justin Bender, while long time artist Mattias Noren (Evergrey, Epica, Kamelot) designed the cover and layout.
Says founding guitarist Tim Roth:-
“First of all, Into Eterrnity would like to thank all of our fans for the support regarding this new album we're about to release. The original plan was to release it independently ourselves, but the plan has changed. We are pumped to announce that we are now releasing 'The Sirens' worldwide through M-Theory Audio! Thanks go out to Marco for reaching out to us and providing us a new deal that we simply could not refuse. Into Eterrnity worked for years and years with Marco when he was president of Century Media, so for us this is a perfect fit for our band. Unfortunately, this does mean that we will be pushing back our release date until October, as our new label is going to need some time to manufacture and properly promote the release. Thanks again to everyone for the long time support, and you'll all be hearing 'The Sirens' in the coming months!”
From 2005 to 2008, there wasn't a harder-working metal band on the planet than Into Eterrnity, whose extreme progressive metal built on the pioneering work of such forward-thinking acts as Death, Cynic and Opeth. The group toured seemingly non-stop with the likes of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Kataklysm and Hate Eternal, and also joined the epic line-up of Megadeth, Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy and Overkill on the 2006 edition of Gigantour.
In 2008, the group released their fifth record, the concept album “The Incurable Tragedy,” and prepared for another busy touring cycle, which began with a vengeance on that year's Summer Slaughter Canada (where the band played alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Veil of Maya, Whitechapel and others). From there, the group hit the road in support of Iced Earth, after which they planned to take a short break to recover from four years of road work.
Soon after Roth returned home to Regina, Saskatchewan, however, he became a first-time father, and it soon became clear that touring as aggressively wouldn't be possible. The group still performed periodically in subsequent months, even travelling to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the spring of 2009, but as the band considered their next moves after the end of the “Incurable Tragedy” touring cycle, vocalist Stu Block was asked to join Iced Earth.
At first, he planned to perform double-duty, and in 2011, Into Eterrnity recorded two digital singles featuring Block. It quickly became apparent, though, that Iced Earth's touring commitments would keep Block on the road indefinitely, so in 2012, Roth recruited the Edmonton-based singer Amanda Kiernan (also of The Order of Chaos) to become Into Eterrnitys new vocalist. The group subsequently began demoing material for a new album, which they would record gradually over the next few years.
This weekend, Into Eterrnity will join Fit For An Autopsy and Archspire as co-headliners of the Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, Alberta on August 5th. For more info visit www.LoudAsHell.com. Additional tour dates are in the works.
Brandon, Manitoba's Arcticcircle have returned with heavy dose of Bush Metal on new album Where Ice Meets Ocean. The Canadian trio's fourth full-length album is out now and streaming at arcticcircle2.bandcamp.com/album/where-ice-meets-ocean-2
The story of Arcticcircle begins in Manitoba, Canada circa 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Sean Vermentor brought his bedroom black metal project out of the basement and formed a band of the same name with Jon Cloud on drums and Howard on bass. Playing in a black/thrash style dubbed 'Bush Metal' the band released numerous EPs and three full lengths including 2006's Forcing The Astral, which was released on Profound Lore Records.
Fast forward to 2018 and we find the band releasing Where Ice Meets Ocean. A new album also signifying a new direction which centres around a slower pace and a huge rock/metal influence. Arcticcircle consider this release to be the epitome of Bush Metal: raw, dirty and exciting!
Sean - guitars, vocals
Jon - drums
Howard - bass
Canadian metal band Malacoda are to release the brand new album via Rockshots Records this coming fall!
Following on from the release of the EP "Ritualis Aeterna", Malacoda will be releasing a new full length album "Restless Dreams" via Rockshots Records in this coming fall. The album delivers a full musical experience inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2". Malacoda first introduced their fans to the "Silent Hill 2" storyline with the track "I got a letter" which featured on the band's sophomore release, "Ritualis Aeterna" (Rockshots Records, 2017).
"Restless Dreams", inspired by the horror video game "Silent Hill 2", is a musical journey through dark, tormented themes of doubt, loss, guilt and terror. The plot of the album follows a broken man’s journey through the ghost town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his dead wife asking him to meet her there. Malacoda brings a fresh interpretation of the themes within the ground-breaking video game classic "Silent Hill 2". Malacoda artfully bring to life the oppressive, claustrophobic aura of the fog consumed town with deviously clever song-writing and mind-cacthing lyrics, Malacoda truly understand the importance of meticulous production, and appreciate the masterful mix by Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith), "Restless Dreams" is a musical release unlike any other. Fans and new listeners alike, prepare for an atmospheric and melodic metal descent into a world of horror and despair.
The new album "Restless Dreams" is set to be released via Rockshot Records on October 19 in North America and October 26 in Europe.
Sleazy Way Out are at the forefront of the Sleaze rock movement in Montreal. After much anticipation, the band released their debut album, Satisfy Me, in 2015 with acclaimed producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope) and they are currently in the throws of putting together a new album to be released via Sliptrick Records.
The band has drawn comparisons to Cinderella, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Dangerous Toys, WASP and Motley Crue. Continuing in the tradition of the aforementioned bands, their music is full of catchy choruses with songs about partying, sex and booze. Sleazy Way Out are here to kick ass, both onstage and on record. They bring the party wherever they play and you are guaranteed to have a good time whenever they hit the stage.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
August 18 | Bar Le Prestige | Quebec City, CA
August 21 | See-Scape | Toronto, CA
August 24 | Avant-Garde | Ottawa, CA
August 25 | Piranha Bar | Montreal, CA
All dates with fellow label mates Shades Of Sorrow
Sleazy Way Out are:
Stacey Sleaze – Vocals
Cleve Hartwick – Guitar
Xavier Théberge-Paradis – Bass
Joey Boucher – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
A very ambitious band passionate about writing and playing extreme music, Ottawa ON's Ominous Eclipse draws their inspiration from a wide variety of genres to create a unique hybrid sound with death metal being the main aspect combined with elements of thrash, groove, black, melodic, etc. Active since 2014, Ominous Eclipse has been making waves on the local scene opening for names such as Revocation, The Agonist, Kalmah, Archspire, Incantation, Vesperia, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil to name a few. In the same year of their conception, they unleashed a four song EP “Beyond The Apocalypse” with a full length “End Of Days” following not long after in 2015. Now in 2018, they return with their sophomore album “Sinister” due out September 14th.
The band comments:
"There's no concept or theme on this album so all the songs have different meaning. The title track itself divulges into the inevitable end to humanity and potentially the world with it. It discusses the issues around the globe and also addresses the ignorance and selfishness of those indirectly affected by the chaos. It has a strong "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" theme in regards to how people can turn their backs on those in need in order to save their own skin, which ironically will lead to our end as it causes people to turn on each other. Musically for this album, you will notice we have evolved from the first release and have moved away from thrashy overtones to become more diverse including more heavily stated melodic and technical with a solid groove and death foundation."
Ominous Eclipse's first three singles, the album's title track "Sinister", "Spiral Into Insanity" and "The Horde" were assaulted upon metal fans earlier this year and can be heard at the following links:
Music Video - Sinister - https://youtu.be/ZkCr2u_wHfs
Lyric Video - Spiral Into Insanity - https://youtu.be/Q_FK6mkgEI0
The Horde - https://youtu.be/QsDBFTMD4lI
Album Pre-order available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play plus stream of singles on Spotify.
In Thrash We Trust could be the mantra of modern thrashers TYMO, a band whose attitude lives up the title of their second and current full-length album. Entitled "Purge & Reset", founding guitarist Tim Tymo explains the origin of a title that is more than words; it is a statement of metallic intent!
“Let’s just say we have a creator or superior being. If this being gave us everything we needed to flourish humanely and returned to see all the wars and corruption…this being would want to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hence…PURGE AND RESET!”
Formed in Edmonton in 2015, TYMO released their debut album ‘The Lone Wolf” in March of the same year followed by their most recent full length "Purge & Reset" unleashed during August of last year.
Inspired by Municipal Waste, Megadeth, Slayer, Bonded by Blood, and Metallica, TYMO's sound is angry, loud, and explosive thrash, which is evident in their new lyric video "Evolved From You" premiered on PureGrainAudio.com.
Vocalist and guitarist Tim Tymo explains the track:
"'Evolved From You' is about the anger you feel after someone betrays you and everything you have to say about them in that moment in time."
Watch "Evolved From You" at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/videos/the-new-lyric-video-from-edmontons-tymo-was-evolved-from-you-exclusive-premiere
Beyond Creation have released a new video for the track "Theatrical Delirium" taken from the band's latest album 'Earthborn Evolution'. The clip can be viewed via Metal Injection here. the video for "Theatrical Delirium" will be the last offering from this album, as the band have already finished their complete new upcoming full length which will be released via Season of Mist later this year.
Link - https://youtu.be/aBNb3HR-ihA
Produced/Edited by Ismael Mossadeq Footage by Ismael Mossadeq & Xavier Bossé
Shadow Kingdom Records has set November 23rd as the international release date for Blackrat's highly anticipated third album, Dread Reverence, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
One of the underground's best-kept secrets, Blackrat have been skilfully skirting the often-fine lines among metal-punk, thrash, crust, and traditional speed metal. Formed in 2012, this Canadian power-trio to date have delivered two cult full-lengths, 2013's rough 'n' rowdy Whiskey and Blasphemy and 2016's far-more-epic Hail to Hades, laying on the line exactly what Blackrat's all about. Big fans for years, Shadow Kingdom had no other choice but to scoop up the band, and now they've arrived with their ultimate statement: Dread Reverence.
More metal, more punk, darker, catchier, wilder and more finesse, just more of MORE: Dread Reverence is the sound of Blackrat firing on all cylinders. Wrapped in a rough-yet-clear production that allows the dirt to bleed and the chrome to glisten simultaneously, Dread Reverence positively explodes with a timelessness that's impossible to deny. It's as fresh as 2018 and as old as 30 years before that (if not more!), and it's all done effortlessly and without any trace of self-consciousness. Simply, this is who Blackrat are and what they do, and they're doing it better than ever - and better than just about anyone around. Plus, there's faint traces of death-rock that surface across the album, underlining further that the band are in a league of their own.
Up from the gutters and into the graveyard, Blackrat hereby bring you Dread Reverence! In the meantime, hear the new track "Into the Ebony" HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Canadian black metal band Finnr's Cane have released their new song "Willow" via Toilet ov Hell. The song is taken from their upcoming album Elegy which will be released via Prophecy Productions this July.
The site commented:-
"With a doomy approach to atmospheric black metal, the trio shows a few of their many sides in these short five minutes. It highlights the soft tremolo, cello that occasionally pops its head up from laying the foundation to lead, and of course, a dark and moody tone. After a great long intro, the vocals kick in low in the mix with a blackened folk riff over the top."
The band further commented:-
"“Willow” was one of the first songs that was composed for Elegy. The majority of the track is instrumental, however clean and harsh vocals make an appearance in the final movement. The lyrics were written to reflect the juxtaposition of sadness and joy that one feels when they are seemingly the only person that is awake in the early hours of the morning. These quiet hours, and the slow sway of willow branches under dim light, were the primary sources of inspiration for this song.""
Listen to the song here: http://www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-finnrs-cane-willow/
Pre-order the album here: https://prophecy.lnk.to/finnrs-cane-elegy
Toronto groove metal four-piece Vodnik will be unleashing their debut music video "Our Dread, Our Joy" in the coming weeks and before they set the world ablaze they are sharing with metal fans a little taste of what's to come in a new teaser that can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/v8olzP58iks
Approaching the genre with a blend of heavier and lighter styles, which range from technical metal riffs, to spooky mellow passages, to hardcore breakdowns, Vodnik balance their metal between progressive grooves and dark atmospheres to establish a sound that is both bizarre and ominous yet catchy and memorable. With this formula, Vodnik aspires to grab the attention of a wider audience.
Drawing their name and lyrical themes from the mythological Czech creature, guitarist Jeremy Jackson explains:
“In Czech, Vodnik roughly translates to ‘of water’. I adopted the name for us because it is a widely celebrated mythological creature from my Czech heritage. Vodnik is gruesome, perfect for metal and what we want to do with it.”
Vocalist Reinier Vandenbosch adds:
“Lakes and rivers are its territory where it awaits to trap the souls of drowning victims. He is similar to the boogieman of the English-speaking world that also scares children. I try to write the lyrics largely from the perspective of the Vodnik creature.”
Along with embracing themes centred around the creature, Vodnik is also inspired by science fiction and horror, social and political commentary, dark philosophical ideas, and other mythological stories. Citing a wide variety of musical influences, Vodnik is a legit, no nonsense, heavy band that brings a ferocious energy to the stage.
The band's forthcoming debut single "Our Dread, Our Joy" is off their planned debut EP slated for later release in 2019.
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