Progressive black metal band Gates To The Morning have released "Rekindled" a new track from their highly anticipated album "Return to Earth". The album will be released on July 19 2019.
Listen to the song here: https://www.echoesanddust.com/2019/06/exclusive-track-stream-gates-to-the-morning-rekindled
Pre-order the album here: https://gatestothemorning.bandcamp.com/
Gates To The Morning are a New Jersey Progressive black metal band driven by the singular vision of Sean Meyers. Having started as a bedroom black metal project whilst still attending Montclair State University for Jazz Performance, Meyers started to collect material in 2016 for what would become the bands debut, Return To Earth. Pulling from a myriad set of influences, ranging from Opeth to Art Blakey by way of Tool, Gates To The Morning have rapidly refined a sound that is wholly their own and speaks to a dark unreality. Full of bombastic imagery and transcendent choruses, Gates To The Morning is finally taking form.
With his jazz background balanced with a long history in the infamous New Jersey DIY scene, Meyers hoped to create something powerful and thoughtful with Return To Earth. Fully invested in his work, he found himself recording drums at Backroom Studios with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan and then collaborating with friends to finish the studio process both at Backroom Studios and in various home setups. It was during this process that he chose to embrace the ethereal vocals of Meg Moyer for the project in addition to his own, further growing the bands sonic palette. The end result, and consequent live band, features performances from a variety of players, ranging from childhood friends to fellow jazz musicians.
Return To Earth is a concept album with lyrics orbiting around the twin concepts of challenge and triumphs, the pitfalls and mountaintops found on a journey of awakening and enlightenment. This opening ululation is powerful and deeply emotional, hinting at much more to come from these Garden State musicians. After years of deliberation and struggle their unique sound has finally come together. Gates To The Morning are plotting their first live shows around the release of Return To Earth and are steeling themselves for the stage.
Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal Carpathia has released their hotly anticipated new EP, 1912.
The band states that:-
"1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.”
A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it's not that simple. Once you've found that 'sound', it becomes impossible to ignore that you're now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project.
Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason's humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a back-seat when he steps behind his drum-kit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew's life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew's charismatic humour filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts.
He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trailing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha's history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.
Finnish progressive metal act External have released a new single, "Anhedonia". It’s their first release with guitarist Roger Lundberg, as well as the first with major songwriting contribution from bassist Samuel Järvinen. In the mixing process External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band Vola. The song is accompanied by a music video by Tuomas Ikonen.
Check the music video: https://youtu.be/cFwLNvGirUQ
Listen to the single:
The band states:
"We're extremely proud to share Anhedonia with the world. We chose this song as a single, since we thought it has a satisfying balance between things that define our current sound - groove, heaviness, softness, complexity and accessibility. Lyrically, the song is about losing all the colours from your life, feeling no enjoyment or pleasure from anything. Amidst all, the chorus is a plea to keep fighting and not to give up. It was truly an honour to work with one of our musical inspirations, Asger Mygind (Vola), in the mixing process. The greatest of thanks go to him, Samu Oittinen, Tuomas Ikonen and all the talented people involved for doing such an amazing job, as well as to our friends and families for their constant support!"
Video by Tuomas Ikonen
Acting by Joona Jokilampi
Makeup by Maia Reid, Tiina Lehtonen
Music by Samuel Järvinen w/ Julius Lehtonen, Roger Lundberg, Aleksi Haukkaluoma
Lyrics by Samuel Järvinen
Aleksi Haukkaluoma - vocals, guitar
Roger Lundberg - guitar, programming
Samuel Järvinen - bass
Julius Lehtonen - drums
Additional synth by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Drums recorded by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
The rest recorded by Aleksi Haukkaluoma, Roger Lundberg, Julius Lehtonen
Mixed by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Mastered by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
Cover art by Pinja Sietiö
The Power Progressive metal band Soul of steel reveals the cover and tracklist of their new album called Rebirth.
The band is working to finalize the recordings session of the album at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni, and will be out in the early days of the autumn via Revalve Records.
“Soul Of Steel” born in early 2007 in the South Italy as a power metal band by guitarist Donato Raguso and drummer Lorenzo Chiafele. The first formation was composed by 4 elements.
In mid-2007 are put to work immediately on their first demo. In fact at the end of 2007 they released their first demo entitled “Reborn”, self, that there is a good outcome at the local level, but also found good reviews in magazines (Metal Hammer 7 votes, voting Rock Hard 6.5). They begin to play for local places and events, until in 2008 there was a total change of line up, with the entry of additional guitar and keyboards.
With this new formation, which was only the drummer Lorenzo Chiafele, the Soul of Steel continued to play for an year, with several changes on the bass. Finally in early 2009, with Nicholas Logrillo on the bass, the Soul of Steel decided to start the composition of their first album. In September 2009, with the final composition of the album, they decided to enter the Bee-X Studios, Brescia and kick off the first full-length recordings. All this under the watchful eye of guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) producer of their album.
After they have finished all the recording sessions at the beginning of October 2009, in the 8 January 2010, Soul of Steel played in the “Target Club” of Bari (BA), opening the concert with the “Secret Sphere”, known symphonic power metal band nationally and internationally. Between February and March 2010 the album was mixed and mastered at Studio Ithil World (IM) by Olaf Thorsen and Sound Engineer Giovanni “Meniak” Nebbia. “Destiny” contains 9 tracks of powerful melodic metal, played on a variety of quick change of parts, but at the same time rhythmically, like Stratovarius, Labyrinth ect. Guests on the disc will be Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth).
The album was released by the Italian label Underground Symphony December 20, 2010. For the promotion of the album there was the “Nadir Music”, known nationally and internationally renowned agency. Between January and August 2011 Soul Of Steel have a lot of live performance, but also interviews in newspapers as Metal Hammer Hard Rock, respectively, during the months of February and March 2010. Finally in June they have been chosen to compete in the finals of ‘”Agglutination Take Off Contest” to go straight to’ “Agglutination Metal Festival” in Chiaromonte (PZ), and also participation in the “Metal Rock Fest 2011” in Pulsano (TA ).
14th October 2011 there was a concert at “Go West Saloon” – Roccaforzata (TA) with a very special guest: Roberto Tiranti, the singer of “Labyrinth”. Finally there was a new entry in the band: the bass man “Dario Di Francesco”. In the new year 2012, the band started to prepare the new material of the new album; Once again, is chosen as artistic producer Olaf Thorsen ( Labyrinth, Vision Divine ). The band entered in Eden Studios (PI) Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine, Etherna ) between September and October 2012. While the mixing and mastering was made by Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM , Empyrios ) .
In January 2013 the new bass man was Domenico Santagada . The Soul Of Steel signed a new contract with Bakerteam Records / Audioglobe (Cadaveria, Bejelit, Infernal Poetry, Rhyme, ect.), The new album , titled ”Journey To Infinity”, will be released April 30, 2013, by which time the monthly Rock hard May comes the interview with the band plus the review of the new album. In October there was a review on Drum Club , the magazine of the drummers. In the meantime, start the live support of the new album : September 14 to play in Sassello (SV) to Heavy Metal Fest with Wild Steel and Labyrinth, September 21 in Martina Franca (TA ), RELEASE PARTY of the new album with other bands: Seventh Son ( Iron Maiden Tribute ) , Black Diamond and Sleeping Shock. On October 27 in Rome with Embrace Of Disharmony and Karnya.
Meanwhile, from October entrance into the new permanent keyboardist Luca Basile. From Rome then follow the dates of February 15, 2014 with Raging Age and Tales Of Deliria for the 1st “Sfuma Fest”, May 17, 2014 opened the concert in Alberobello of DGM together with Sleeping Shock, May 29 at the “Festa dell ‘Arte “in Noci, finally on June 21 to the” Rock Pride Fest V “, along with Southage, Hopesend, Iron Fist and Adamas.
Romanian Progressive Extreme Metallers Left Hand Path release new single and pre-orders for debut album
Romanian Progressive Extreme Metallers Left Hand Path released a new single taken off their upcoming debut material. Left Hand Path lyric video was edited by Pestilence bass player Edward Negrea (https://www.facebook.com/edward.negrea) and is now streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0T__zxPfZ8
The Left Hand Path EP is scheduled to be released on June 17th 2019 via Loud Rage Music, and pre-orders are now available here:
– jewel-case CD: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/left-hand-path-left-hand-path
– digital: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/left-hand-path-left-hand-path
Left Hand Path are:
The path you make for yourself, the road less travelled. The one you lead on and not blindly follow. The way you travel to find who you are, and what secrets the world holds for you. Freedom of thought and of spirit.
The Left Hand Path.
Italian Progressive metal band Avelion, at the end of their promotional cycle of the last album Illusion of Transparency releasing two new Live songs, already available on digital store: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3615938951026
The live video of the song Burst Inside is available at https://youtu.be/k73h4pFgZJ0
Actually, the band is working on the new tracks that it will be finished within the end of this summer and they will be ready to record the new album at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni.
Melodic, Progressive, Modern: Avelion aims to overpower genre classification thereby creating a new form: Modern Metal mixed with Progressive influences and Melody becomes momentum and expression as a whole which reaches the listener directly. The band was founded in Parma (Italy) in 2008 and, after some line-up adjustments, in 2011 released their first studio work: the EP "Cold Embrace". Following the widespread approval from the critics and the fans, the following year Avelion started an incessant Live activity, also having the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot), while at the same time a strong and ever-growing fan-base has developed worldwide. In 2012 the band also released the promotional single "Falling Down" which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).
Avelion's second EP, "Liquid Breathing", was published in November 2013, followed by a mini-tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: here we can find, in fact, a Melodic Progressive Metal mixed with Djent influences, all combined with a strong Electronic personality. In 2015, with Oreste Giacomini and William Verderi as masterminds and main composers, the band entered Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion Of Transparency”. “Illusion Of Transparency” will be out on April 7th, 2017 via Revalve Records.
Vietnamese Prog Metalcore outfit Windrunner unveil double music videos for both "Mulan" & "Oleander"
Vietnamese progressive metalcore act Windrunner have just dropped a double music video for the tracks "Mulan" and "Oleander." The songs were included on their most recent and critically acclaimed LP titled 'MAI'.
Click here to watch the new music video for "Mulan" and "Oleander" on Dreambound
Demonstrating the band's ability to fuse crushing djent and melodic metalcore, both "Mulan" and "Oleander" are absolute bangers with an equal 'go crazy in the moshpit' to 'sing along during the chorus' appeal. As the rhythm section builds up a ferocious metallic storm, vocalist Duong Bui breaks through the clouds harnessing both brutal screams and lush cleans. This music video captures the raw and energetic performance by the act.
Windrunner is a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, Windrunner quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui. Their debut EP “Vui” was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, Windrunner has actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. Most recently, they served as the opener for Emmure.
Listen and Download 'MAI' Now on All Streaming Platforms Here
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English metal quintet Heart Of A Coward are talking and revealing facts about their upcoming fourth full-length album 'The Disconnect', which will be available on the 7th of June, 2019 via Arising Empire!
Watch Heart Of A Coward revealing exciting facts here: https://youtu.be/DLHBMfMuYi8
Heart Of A Coward:-
“We are so ready to unleash this album. This band is our creative release, so you can bet we're itching to take these new tracks to the stage and give it everything we've got."
Back in March, the band premiered their first single off 'The Disconnect' via YouTube. 'Drown In Ruin' is now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Watch the music video for their brand new single 'Drown In Ruin' here: https://youtu.be/oSf5Jfv1E5E
Pre-order the new album 'The Disconnect' here: https://HEARTOFACOWARD.lnk.to/TheDisconnect
Heart Of A Coward will be playing Download Festival UK on June 16th (tickets/info HERE) and will be embarking on their own UK headline tour with special guests and label mates Any Given Day and Lock & Key in June 2019. Tickets are on sale now!
4th June 2019 Manchester, Rebellion
5th June 2019 Glasgow, Classic Grand
6th June 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
7th June 2019 London, The Underworld
8th June 2019 Brighton, The Haunt
16th June 2019 Donington, Download Festival
'The Disconnect' is Heart Of A Coward's fourth full-length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. Once again, sound engineers Justin Hill (recording) and Will Putney (mixing and mastering) were involved to make it a roaring success. The writing process for 'The Disconnect' has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017.
Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together - Steve Haycock, guitarist recalled:-
"'The Disconnect' was not an easy process to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing”.
Kaan Tasan, who joined the band in late 2017 agreed:-
"It was one of the most challenging and rewarding writing processes I've ever been involved with. Some tracks just clicked and fell into place, whilst other tracks really pushed us all creatively. It was important for us to get the best out of each other – we really did all go in on this together”.
Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer commented:-
"'The Disconnect' refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart Of A Coward.”
Heart Of A Coward are:
Kaan Tasan | vocals
Carl Ayers | guitars
Steve Haycock | guitars
Vishal Khetia | bass
Christopher Mansbridge | drums
Italian Power Prog Metallers Hidden Lapse unveil new single 'The Letter O', taken from the new album "Butterflies"
Power-progressive metal band Hidden Lapse has just released "The Letter 0", second single off the sophomore album "Butterflies", coming out next May 31st via Rockshots Records.
"The Letter 0" is available at the following links:
Guitarist Marco Ricco states:-
"The Letter 0" talks about isolation in the digital world and it is purposely left unclear if they share any link, as it would be like having the same character or introducing two sides of a coin. The song is powerful, harmonic and solid, with a bit of contemporary keys enhancing the "modern" mood. Rhythm-wise, it is probably one of the most dynamic songs in the album. With many tonal changes, a catchy and raging chorus and the sublime feature of David Brown (Metatrone, NefeshCore) on the keyboards solo, ramping up and down until the soaring guitar lead, the song evolves on a perpetual state in between cliffhanging and resolution, until the crude and violent ending"
"We are all 'Butterflies' " quotes the band, "our lives spring into each other, too fast. This album puts us behind the eyes of eight unique anti-heroes and victims of our time, who don't belong here though. 'Butterflies' is all about being trapped in recursive routines and still in the outside."
The new album "Butterflies" is an aggressive and melancholic female fronted power prog album, with ethereal vocals, abrasive riffing and pounding drums.
Pre-orders are now available at the Rockshots Records' official store: http://bit.ly/Butterflies_CD
Hidden Lapse are:-
Alessia Marchigiani - Vocals
Marco Ricco - Guitars and Vocals
Romina Pantanetti - Bass
Alessio Monacelli - Drums
Ukrainian Prog Metallers Majesty Of Revival sign with Wormholedeath and announce "Timeless" album release date
We are proud to announce that Ukrainian progressive metal combo Majesty Of Revival have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Timeless". "Timeless" will be released on 31/05/2019 via Wormholedeath /Wormholedeath USA / The Orchard.
"First of all, "Timeless" is a consequence of the hard times of our lives mixed with our sick imagination. It wasn't supposed to be an album, but a revelation. We recorded stuff just to release all the chaos that had been devouring us from the inside. But in a result, we have made a protagonist, who represents some emotions and thoughts of the whole band. So we decided to make a conception based on the things that took place only in our heads, and which would never leave the boundaries of consciousness. An immediate corollary of that is the name of our album - "Timeless". Because you can never tell the exact time measurement of your imagination, dreams and thoughts - unlike music. Every song has its timing and you can't do anything about it. But we did our best to represent other aspects of what's going on in people's minds. We hope that every listener will find something familiar in our music. So you have the chance to figure this stuff out by yourself in your unique way."
Majesty Of Revival is a Progressive Metal band founded in 2009. After several demos in 2012, the band released their debut album "Through Reality", which received high marks in the European media, hit first places in several zines such as Legacy, Hard-City, etc. After a few concerts, the band began recording their second album "IRON GODS", and according to the results of airtime the album enters the annual top of some European web media and receives wide acclaim of critics. Following the release, the band plays a series of live shows, issues a bonus EP consisting of previously unreleased material and goes back to the studio to give birth to the third album. During the record-session, MOR participates in the “Tribute to Sonata Arctica”, which was mastered at Studio57 by Sonata Arctica bass player Pasi Kauppinen. Third album 'DUALISM' released in June 2016 via More Hate Productions/Massive Sound Recordings. During the Ukrainian tour for support the "DUALISM" the band participates in the “Tribute to THERION" album led by Christofer Johnsson. In 2017 Majesty Of Revival locked in the studio to produce a new album "Timeless". The band creates a new concept with a totally new spirit and meets new business partners. In August 2018 band finishing the fourth album and starts preparation for its release.
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