Progressive metal act Treatment from the northern city of Rovaniemi, Finland, releases a single from their upcoming album
Listen to the single:
"As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul." - Hermes Trismegistus
Vocalist Juha Kemppanen states:-
"Interpretations of the sentence are many and as a subject it's enormous. Because of that our purpose is to challenge the viewer to make their own conclusions. For example, one branch of my own interpretation is based strongly on old Finnish saying "niin makaa kuin petaa". Every deed you do, or leave undone will have an impact to everything else. Trying to live without remorse and one day at a time. Don't fantasize about glorious afterlife, but instead by your choices and actions, make an everyday life a paradise for yourself and for those close to you."
Norwegian Experimental Prog Metallers Green Carnation reveal new album details; launch interview series
Norwegian progressive metal act Green Carnation are now revealing the album details for 'Leaves of Yesteryear'. The new record is the first release by the band in 14 years and will be out on May 8th, via Season of Mist. The cover artwork was created by Niklas Sundin and can be found below together with the tracklist.
"The cover contains elements from the lyrics on the album, affected by the music and expressed through the cover artist Niklas Sundin’s pencil. Niklas put a lot of effort into going deep into this album, and came up with a few different sketches. We immediately fell for this one. It is rich in detail, is eye catching and of course has Niklas’ signature, which we very fond of", singer Kjetil Nordhus says.
The band has also launched a small interview series about the new full length, which can be viewed at the Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.
After almost 10 years of total silence, Norwegian Prog / Avant-garde metal act Green Carnation announced their comeback to the international metal scene for the 15th anniversary of their cult classic 'Light of Day, Day of Darkness' in 2016. After a successful comeback year with festival appearances and special shows both in Europe and North America, the Norwegians are now preparing to release their first album release in 14 years.
Green Carnation from Kristiansand, Norway, was founded as early as 1990. After founding member Tchort joined legends-to-be Emperor and continued in Satyricon and Einherjer, the band was laid to rest until their debut album, 'A Journey To The End Of The Night' came out in 2000. Following a period with line-up changes, 2001 marked the release of the bands epic 'Light of Day, Day of Darkness'.
With their albums 'A Blessing in Disguise' (2003) and 'The Quiet Offspring' (2005), Green Carnation shifted towards a more rock orientated style, before they surprised everyone with the stripped-down record 'Acoustic Verses' in 2006. What followed in the same year is perhaps one of the most spectacular DVD recordings metal history. The band played a show in the mountains, under a 30-meter-high dam. Only a year later, Green Carnation disbanded.
After the successful return in 2016, the band continued to play shows in 2017 and 2018. In September 2019, the progressive metal act announced that they were going to record their first album in 14 years, in DUB Studio, with producer Endre Kirkesola (ABBATH, IN VAIN and SOLEFALD), who also produced their classic, 'Light of Day, Day of Darkness'. The new album is expected to be released in the first half of 2020 via Season of Mist.
Kjetil Nordhus - vocals
Tchort - guitars
Bjørn Harstad - guitars
Stein Roger Sordal - bass
Kenneth Silden - keys
Jonathan Alejandro Perez - drums
Portuguese Prog Rock / Metal outfit Subversive have published a video for the track "Alethea", which is the first single advance from the band's upcoming full-length "Dissonance".
Watch the video for "Alethea" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zPAQLuFWM
Subversive is born from the need for creation between Miguel Mateus and Miguel Branco, creating the embryo of the themes for an album. After recording the bulk of the songs, they invited David Pais to join in the creation of vocal lines and lyrics and after that Xinês joined in the percussive wing.
The result of this work, inspired by several philosophical strands and currents of thought, is given the name "Dissonance". The final result was then mixed and mastered by Daniel Cardoso (Ultrasound Studios), and the launch is scheduled for the summer of 2020. The live debut of this new project is already scheduled for the 7th of June, in the already celebrated Comendatio Music Fest, in Paço da Comenda (Tomar).
Arts Gates Records are excited to share the news of the beginning of their partnership with Serbian progressive symphonic rock & metal band Aurium. Lead by the captivating Dragica Maletic, this 5 piece musical act combines heavy riffs, beautiful atmospheres with incredible orchestral arrangements in a unique way. Its name was inspired by the medical term 'Tinnitus Aurium' describing sounds of physiological or pathological origin, which may or may not always be perceived in consciousness.
In the words of the band:-
“When the creative part of the album is done, the entire administrative side awaits. As any up-and-coming band surely knows, it takes so many emails, phone calls, negotiations and false hopes before you finally find the perfect fit, the label you can trust with your hard work. In 2020, we struck gold and gladly joined the AGR family. After a refreshingly streamlined and transparent correspondence, our musical journey finally started in safe hands.”
After releasing 2 albums "Still Life" (2015) and "The Silent Moon" (2016) and touring all over Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Aurium will release their new album through Art Gates Records in June this year!
Expect an amazing new single to be revealed this month.
Swiss Prog Metallers Cellar Darling unveil the new lyric video for 'Love Pt. II' from their latest album 'The Spell'. Watch the video here via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njhVjsMKnXM
The band comment:-
"It seems the world desperately needs more love. So, here you go with an animated video of 'Love Pt. II', from our concept album 'The Spell.' This is the 10th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin Chioreanu. We hope you enjoy it!"
The entire album will be visualised with animated music videos to present the whole story of 'The Spell' in the enchanting and unmistakable style of Costin Chioreanu’s visual imagination. The remaining videos will be released later this year to complete the story so far.
Watch the story so far: https://bit.ly/2lTFxBC
Cellar Darling's latest album 'The Spell' is available on all digital platforms as well as in physical collector’s editions version as a 2LP black vinyl or a limited edition 2CD digibook featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell
Cellar Darling are:
Anna Murphy - vocals, hurdy-gurdy, multi-instrumentalist
Merlin Sutter - drums
Ivo Henzi - guitars, bass
Since their formation nearly half a decade ago, Arkansas based Levels have endeavoured to mix elements of technical metal and djent with metalcore and hardcore to create their own brand of heavy music. With "Encapsulate", their follow up to 2019's "Fade", the band has found a new and more focused sound that sets them apart from their peers in the younger heavy music scene. Reminiscent of Veil of Maya, Architects, and Volumes mixed with shades of classic hardcore, "Encapsulate" is a fresh look at the synthesis of djent and -core that succeeds as both a mosh anthem and a catchy a*s song.
Guest vocalist Josh Stewart channels anguish and anger with his clean vocals, complimenting the heavier elements of the track tastefully rather than as a throwaway feature. Producer Jeff Dunne (Motionless In White, Emmure, Fit For A King) brings out the best from each member of the band, with a highly refined but nonetheless intimate production style that captures each individual performance beautifully while making the entire song sound cohesive and absolutely huge.
“'Encapsulate’ is about a struggle with anxiety. It explains the thought process one might go through when they try their hardest to be the best they can be, but question if that is good enough. It questions whether or not we are just wasting our efforts...like it's all for nothing...if in the end we are always going to be exactly who we were meant to be"
The video, produced and edited by the bands drummer Dalton Kennerly, channels the groups volatile live energy in a beautifully captured black & white performance.
Watch the video here:- "Encapsulate" Official Video
Stream the song here:- Stream "Encapsulate" on Spotify
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Portuguese Progressive / Alternative metallers Blame Zeus are proud to release a brand new lyric video off the newest album 'Seethe', now available worldwide via Rockshots Records. "'Down To Our Bones' speaks of trust miss-given, and learning from our mistakes. That gut feeling of disgust about someone who you misread completely in the past", states the band about the song. The track features Rui Duarte (R.A.M.P.) as special guest.
The lyric video is available on YouTube at the following link:- https://youtu.be/8RCZexiWowk
'Seethe' is now available both as CD format and digital on the major stores:
ORDERS ➤ https://smarturl.it/Seethe
SPOTIFY ➤ https://spoti.fi/2WYAOx6
iTUNES ➤ https://apple.co/2kQNKGq
With influences that range from progressive metal to alternative rock, their music can be better described as an intense and heavy rock, but also with intimate and nostalgic ballads.
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Hungarian Sci-fi metallers Mytra premiere new song “N.I.R.A”; new album “Logos” to be released in February
Science fiction-influenced electronic progressive metal band Mytra is going to release the follow-up to their long awaited 2014 debut album early February via Nail Records. The second full-length, titled “Logos” contains 11 brand new songs featuring ethereal synthesizers, electronic melodies and effects with diverse vocal performances. Check out the lyric video for the first song “N.I.R.A.” which is now available for streaming on the link below!
Mytra - N.I.R.A. (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/E4hCTS8BI_g
Guitarist/vocalist Róbert Hocza had this to say about the new song:
“The new song, “N.I.R.A” is about the symbiosis of human beings and machines, which is not so much of science fiction any more as there has been numerous experiences where the connection between the human brain and machines controlled by them have proven to be successful. In the near future the digital gadgets on our tables, in our pockets and hands will become parts of our bodies and will serve us expanding our comfort zones as our stationary helpers. This technological advancement will however most probably going to strike the killing blow to the already dying social interactions and connections, so humanity enters a new historical age: the cycle of digital solitude is about to begin.”
With “Logos” MYTRA claim to have taken a much more direct and straightforward approach to the songs, making them their heaviest and most compact one to date. Beside the usual female lead vocals and vocoder, this time the album also features male growled vocals. Just like the debut album, the recording, mixing and mastering of “Logos” took place in the home studios of the band members over a one year period.
The band commented on the new album by saying:-
"5 years after “Beta” we’ve completed work on the follow-up of the debut album, “Logos” is it’s direct successor and it is now finally ready to be unleashed! Over the last few years the band went through many changes both music and line-up-wise, but the overall atmosphere and sound remained the same. We don’t want to make anyone get lost in the maze of over-complicated genre definitions, so it’s up to each of you to call this material what you feel like it is.”
American 'Alchemical' Prog Metallers The 01Experience unveil new single and music video for “Let It Go”
San Francisco-based “Alchemical” progressive metal act The 01Experience has revealed their first music video for the single “Let it Go.”
“Recording this song and making the video was a deep alchemical process in itself,” says Melissa Mari (vocals, electric wind instrument [EWI]). “We noticed how everything in our outer culture that had been happening was reflecting this process of letting go. ‘As above, so below.’”
Watch the video for the epic metal ballad now at https://youtu.be/4ULvWhZ4eRo. “Let it Go” is also available as a digital single at Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes.
The 01Experience was founded in 2016 by singer Melissa Mari (Death Under Fire) and guitarist Colin E. Davis (Vile). Together the duo began blending modern progressive rock and metal music, influenced by the spiritually-infused music and art of the 1960s, which aimed at raising the consciousness of their audiences, while also drawing from spiritual/shamanic influences. This Alchemical metal tag came as a result of this amalgamation of styles and influences.
Prior to the “Let it Go” single, The 01Experience released the 2017 EP The Code, which was hailed for its deep artistic sound. In 2018, drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory) and Stephen Paul Goodwin (Vicious Rumors) joined the project.
The 01Experience is:
Melissa Mari – Vocals, EWI
Colin E. Davis – Guitars, Bass
Mike Heller – Drums
Stephen Paul Goodwin - Bass
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