Russian Prog Metallers Next Door To Heaven release new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records
Russian female progressive metal act Next Door To Heaven has released the new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records.
"The album takes the listener into a long journey through all stages of grief and life changes. It contains 10 songs all of which will make you feel involved into a very personal story. Despite the fact that the album is very sacramental for musicians created it, listeners can find something for themselves. "V Ways To Accept" is a painful cure for a human being but it helps to see the way out".
Check the video for the single "Light" and the lyric video for "Acceptance II: I See Through".
Next Door To Heaven: Next Door To Heaven was formed in St.Petersburg, Russia on September 2014. The band was founded by Eugene Mazunov (guitars, bass, back vocals) and Daria Mazunova (vocals and lyrics). Next Door To Heaven plays progressive/alternative metal, with the debut album "Exit Station" released in November 2016.
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Art Gates Records are proud to welcome to their big family, the Portuguese Prog Melodic Death Metal veterans Morbid Death!
During many years, their sound differed from song to song, turning a difficult task to label a metal genre and never knowing how the next song would sound like. Actually, and due to the influences of their new members, Morbid Death sounds more into Prog Melodic Death Metal. That is what turns Morbid Death as an unique metal band.
In words of the band:
“The band is currently living a great moment with great ideas, vibes, motivation and great plans for the upcoming future. Describing this joy, isn’t easy. Despite being so called veterans, we humbly know that there’s much work ahead and this amazing alliance with Art Gates Records, enlarges the bands horizon. We truly believe in their professionalism, know-how. Their guidance will be very helpful in taking our Prog / Melodic Death Metal to a new plateau and new audiences. So, thank you so much AGR for finding us!!! Thanks for believing in us (Ricardo, Rafael and Luís) and also in our fans! Lets do this!”
With two demo tapes, three studio albums, one EP, one Live DVD and three official videos released, 2019 marks the start of Morbid Death‘s worldwide career relaunch and proudly becomes part of the AGR family. With this alliance, the band will release their new album in the beginning of 2020, the year of Morbid Death’s 30th anniversary.
Instrumental progressive metal band Essence Of Datum have teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere the music video for the song "Pendulum". The track has been taken from the band's upcoming record "Spellcrying Machine", to be released via Season of Mist on August 30th.
Check out the video at No Clean Singing at the link below:
Essence Of Datum comment:-
"One of the favourite buildings in our home town is Minsk city crematorium! The comprehension of the fact that there's a very high probability that our physical presence in this world will end up there and the bodies will be committed to flames, puts a veil of peculiar magic on this place. Walking in the halls of crematorium you cannot but notice giant pendulums that stand still symbolizing frozen time. It is the pendulum that gives more emphasis to the present before the inevitable end to come thus leaving us greedily gasping for the moments remaining. The pendulum in 'Spellcrying Machine' holds a special place and we'd like to set off a story with this composition. Until then, let the Pendulum swing!"
One does not always need words to convey a story. If there’s anything that instrumental progressive metal duo Essence Of Datum proves, it’s that the power of music can do just that. ‘Spellcrying Machine’, the band’s third full-length, is set for an August release on Season of Mist and is bound to open up their creation to a wider audience.
Essence Of Datum was formed by guitarist Dmitry Ramanouski in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. After recording the first demos, the musician was joined by drummer Pavel Vilchytski who quickly became an irreplaceable part of the band as the man behind the machine-gun rhythm section.
From the very beginning, the project was meant to be purely instrumental, thus not giving the listener verbal or lexical means to comprehend or interpret the conceptual universe of the music. Providing fans with mere hints hidden in the artwork and track titles, the musicians challenge the listener to use their own imagination to explore the universe that Essence Of Datum created. Each album is part of a larger, fictional universe and ultimately, everything is bound together in one single story.
In 2013, the journey set off with the release of debut album 'Event Horizon.' the duo paint there a picture of a surrealistic world by means of soaring guitar melodies and groovy rhythms with an unbelievable technical precision. The second full-length 'Nevermore' (2017) opened a new chapter in which the Essence Of Datum universe was tainted by war, struggle, and fear, transformed by the band into powerful songs with melodic grace.
Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, the band’s third record, 'Spellcrying Machine', synthesizes the best of extreme, modern metal into an elegant and articulate whole.Essence Of Datum invites you to explore their universe.
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.
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