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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Periphery have announced their first live album, releasing the 10-song Periphery: Live in London (pre-orders: smarturl.it/LIL_it) on Nov. 13.
Guitarist Jake Bowen explains the decision behind this:-
“For years Periphery has wanted to do a live record. We’d always talk about it, what show would we capture? When would we do it? What would we want it to sound like? On November 15, 2019 we figured out the answers to those questions by capturing our entire show in London and we couldn’t be more excited to show it to everyone. London has consistently been one of our favourite places to play and this show was certainly one we’ll never forget, so we present to you our first live album...Periphery: Live in London!”
The varied track list includes music from throughout the D.C.-born band’s discography. Periphery IV: HAIL STAN (https://store.3dotrecordings.com/) arrived in the Spring of 2019, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, Rock Albums and Hard Rock Album charts, as well as entering the trade magazine’s Top Album Sales and Digital Albums charts at #9. The nine-song release is the follow up to their 2017 GRAMMY® Award nominated Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The 2016 album has tallied 35 million cumulative streams. Periphery band members have graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more.
Jake Bowen (guitar, programming)
Matt Halpern (drums)
Mark Holcomb (guitar)
Misha Mansoor (guitar, programming)
Spencer Sotelo (vocals).
After two digital singles and months of hard work, French eclectic and abstract metallers Abstract Minded released a few weeks ago their debut EP called 'Seven' for limited release on Bandcamp with an official music video illustrating the title-track of the effort.
A 4 tracks EP available right now worldwide on the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...) and also up for full-streaming at the same location while the band is currently recordings new stuff for a digital single series coming soon.
Watch the official music video of "Seven" on YouTube | Stream / Buy your digital copy of the SEVEN EP on Bandcamp
Born around the Paris area in 2016 as an "abstract metal band" : "metal" for the violence, the energy, the brutality in their sound / "abstract" for the innovative vision of the songwriting, Abstract Minded wants to play borderless music.
From doom to world-music passing through jazz, funk or experimental djent/progressive metal, the recorded band its first demos between 2016 and 2017 before entering the studio and giving life to a first EP 'Seven', released during winter 2018/2019.
For fans of Periphery, Polyphia Tool, The Fall Of Troy, System Of A Down, Veil Of Maya...
Russia's Shokran release new album 'Ethereal'; debuts #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums
Progressive Metal Band Shokran has released their newest full length album, "Ethereal". Released on February 8th, Ethereal immediately blew fans away, debuting at #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal Albums.
"It's been a while since our last release, *Exodus*. We took our time, we honed our musical skills, and we are very proud of the end result! Our new CD, Ethereal is the most mature and complex album in the history of Shokran, we set out to deliver those next level feels" - Shokran
Shokran started as a Groove/Djent/Oriental Metal solo project by Dmitry Demyanenko in 2012, with the debut EP Sixth Sense. In 2014, the solo project transformed into a full-time band, and Shokran released its debut album Supreme Truth followed by extensive Russian tours & critical acclaim. As the group found their footing, there was a change in the line-up, and they were joined by their current singer, Andrew Ivashchenko, and bass player Valery Yushkevich.
The band was set to release their 2nd album entitled Exodus in 2015 but delayed the release after receiving interest from several record labels including Sumerian Records. During the negotiations, no agreements were ultimately reached, and the band decided to release Exodus on their own in September 2016. It was a conceptual work, that describes the 10 Plagues of Egypt, each song on Exodus tells about each Plague. The record took the band to an altogether higher level. Shokran gained new fans around the world, reunited with their original bass player Rodion Shevchenko, completed several more tours and began to compose their latest album ETHEREAL, which was released on February 8th, 2019 and debuted #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal albums.
Catch SHOKRAN LIVE:
05/11 - Graz (AUS)
05/12 - Viena (AUS)
05/17 - Vicenza (IT)
05/18 - Rome (IT)
05/19 - Milan (IT)
05/21 - Zurich (CH)
05/25 - Valencia (ES)
05/26 - Madrid (ES)
05/30 - Paris (FR)
09/27 - Euroblast Fest(GER)
U.S TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Famined Records are proud to be announcing the addition of Sails of Serenity to their roster. The Turkish progressive metal/djent act will be releasing their debut album The Crossing full of killer tracks like "Castaway" or "The Ghost Ship." The ten song LP will drop on August 17th.
In addition to the signing, we are also very excited to reveal the band's latest music video for the new "Left Behind" single. The track features guest vocalist Başer Çelebi of Furtherial. If you're a fan of other progressive and metalcore acts alike Erra, Tesseract, or Architects, you won't want to miss this one. The exclusive premiere of the single was hosted by Metal Injection and SpaceUntravel.
Regarding the new single, the band stated:-
"Inspired by Captain Ahab's story from Moby Dick, 'Left Behind' tells us about a man, estranged to himself by his convictions; a man left behind in a sense. This is symbolized in the music video as a man left alone in an island." They continued: "Being a part of the Famined Records family is a new and exciting step for us. With 'Left Behind' and our upcoming album The Crossing, we believe that we will achieve our main goal to make our music heard by people all around the world."
Sails of Serenity is a group from Istanbul, Turkey consisting of vocalist Selim Devirek, guitarist Sercan Alkin, guitarist Harun Sekmen, and drummer Alter Güven. Their musical style merges djenty grooves with catchy vocal melodies all packaged together in an aggressive metalcore package. The band has previously released the Gold to Rust EP and "The Bitter End" single in 2016.
Their upcoming LP, The Crossing, was mixed and mastered by Gabor Toth (Harmed) at Ghostship Recordings (Beyond Deviation, Swallowed Alive, Bloodbather). In addition to the guest appearance by Furtherial's Başer Çelebi on "Left Behind," the opening piece on the album will include orchestration by Eren Başbuğ (Dream Theater). The record will be available worldwide through Famined Records on August 17th, 2018.
You can stream the new single on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify.
Russian math metal / djent band Samadhi Sitaram have posted a new video for their track "Qliphoth" off their latest album "KaliYuga Babalon" released by Sliptrick Records this past July. The video is full of Kabbalistic symbolism and is for those who strive to immerse themselves into the depths of music, rhythm and eternal philosophical ideas.
Watch the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuzUbvI5r_Q
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band blending genres of djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Formed in 2016, the band has quickly become known among metalheads and listeners for their out of this world music plus thought provoking and unusual videos. Their debut album ‘Cyber Harmony’ along with first 3 video clips got great feedback from medias such as rock-magazines like “Bunker”, “Atmosfear”, “OR’Zine”, “Terroraiser” and “EQ Journal”. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached the #7 spot of the Russian ROKK-charts in Spring 2017.
Signing with European label Sliptrick Records to release the second full length album ‘KaliYuga Babalon’. The album tells the story of the era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, the time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture, the continuation and consummation of Hypostatis "Creation - Destruction" or the formula I.A.O. [Birth - Death - Renaissance].
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
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Earthists. released their debut record, "Dreamscape," in March and has gained a lot of attention for their technical abilities, as well as meaningful lyrics. The band is heavily influenced by progressive metal bands, some of which elements can be showcased in "Footprints." The standout characteristics of technical guitar work in the verses mesh perfectly with catchy lead guitars, all while implementing Guitarist Yuto Hirabayashi's unique chord progressions.
"Footprints" was originally intended to be an instrumental track. However, when Hirabayashi joined the band, he perfected the track with additional guitar riffs. The end result also included lyrics that focus on the idea that, "We're always meeting and parting in our lives, but in order to move on, we need to look past our footprints behind us."
Watch "Footprints" Play Through Now
"Dreamscape" is available now at Merchbucket and MerchNow.
The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah have revealed the title of their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. Inspired by a Goya painting called,"The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters", the album will be released on October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the album reveal video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for Koloss and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP's featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.
The Violent Sleep Of Reason will be available in the following formats:
Meshuggah will be supporting the release of their upcoming eighth studio album with a full UK Tour.
Tickets on-sale now: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Meshuggah-tickets/artist/847086
Full UK & IRL tour-dates for January 2017:
12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
18th January - Dublin (IRL) Vicar Street (UPGRADED from Academy)
19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum
Periphery have shared a first track from their 11-song album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is out July 22 via Century Media Records. Check out the song 'The Price is Wrong' below.
“It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”
“Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”
Physical pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via:
Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon (the light blue vinyl is limited to 200 copies)
For a chance to see Periphery live in Europe this Summer, please check out the tour dates below which include a performance at Download Festival on 12th June as well a special Master Class set prior to that in London on 8th June.
Periphery live in Europe:
June 8 (UK) London - Periphery Master Class at Bell Percussion
June 11 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock Festival
June 12 (UK) Derby - Download Festival
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