Cydemind Posts Full “Erosion” Album Stream

Influenced by prog metal bands such as Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Haken, along with classical jazz and progressive rock, Montreal’s instrumental group Cydemind offers a refreshing take on progressive music centered around the violin on new album “Erosion.”

The quintet is proud to premiere a full stream of that release today, which consists of six compositions including the 27 minute title track. Cydemind comments:

“We’re very excited to finally release ‘Erosion.’ We’ve been working on it for so long; to finally launch it feels like we’ve reached the summit of a mountain that took 5 years to climb. We hope you’ll appreciate the scenery as much as we do. Thanks for supporting us and here’s to many more albums!”

New album “Erosion” was recorded in Montreal at The Grid with producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) along with additional recording of grand piano done at Studio 270.

Album artwork was handled by drummer and band co-founder Alexandre Dagenais along with lyrical poems included with the release written by pianist Camille Delage. The poems describe each composition as the album gravitates around the theme of nature and its persistence through time. For more info on the album, check out our full interview with Cydemind here.

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Video Clip For New Single “Blackened Khamra” Posted By Rage

German metal pioneers Rage issued the new single “Blackened Kharma” via a new music video, which you can enjoy in the player below. The song is taken from the upcoming new album “Seasons of the Black,” coming July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. More information on the album is expected soon.

Check out the clip here:

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Origin Releases Second “Unparalleled Universe” In-Studio Video

In anticipation of upcoming new album “Unparalleled Universe,” iconic U.S. death metal crew Origin recorded a series of in-studio videos to discuss the album’s recording process. The second in-studio video, featuring guitarist and founding member Paul Ryan, is now available for viewing below.

“Unparalleled Universe” will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Infinitesimal to the Infinite
2. Accident and Error (streaming here)
3. Cascading Failures
4. Mithridatic
5. Truthslayer
6. Invariance Under Transformation
7. Dajjal
8. Burden of Prescience
9. Unequivocal
10. Revolucion

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Divinity Streaming Full New Album “The Immortalist”

Calgary, AB progressive death metal band Divinity will unleash new album “The Immortalist” on May 26th. The album is a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to Divinity’s craft and can be heard in full below.

“The Immortalist” features 12 tracks that include previous EP releases “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck” and “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum” with 3rd EP “The Immortalist Pt. 3 – Conqueror” now completed to finish off the trilogy series as one huge full-length album.

All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full-length experience. This album also features Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork on vocals for the song “D.M.T.”

The band comments: “We’re very proud of our new album! Our dedication to song writing, recording and producing these 12 songs over the past 5 years has been a crazy musical journey and a huge learning experience that we will never forget.

“Our lyrical content and artwork is based on an original science-fiction concept story about a character who wakes up in a random field within an intricate crop circle with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The character is then thrown into a crazy adventure and eventually learns who he is and how to become immortal. There’s so much more to the story but we don’t want to give it all way just yet.”

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Execration reveals details for new album, ‘Return to the Void’

– May 23rd, 2017 –

Launches video for title track

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return to the Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched the title track as the first single/video, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return to the Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway
https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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Execration reveals details for new album, ‘Return to the Void’

– May 23rd, 2017 –

Launches video for title track

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return to the Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched the title track as the first single/video, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return to the Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway
https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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M.O.D. Streaming “Busted, Broke & American” Title Track

With song titles like “You’re a Fucking Dick,” “Busted, Broke & American,” and “All Out of Bubblegum,” you would think that M.O.D. clearly isn’t masking any intentions on the band’s upcoming new album.

“Busted, Broke, and American” will be released July 7th via Megaforce Records and today the title track comes online – check it out below.

As to be expected, “Busted, Broke & American” is fast, it’s furious, and it makes no apologies. It also mixes hardcore, punk rock, and thrash and the end result is a thoroughly combustible collection of songs. The words “I’m sorry” are not a part of the album’s vocabulary. At the center of the sonic storm remains Billy Milano, who has never been known to shy away from speaking his mind.

1. Eisenhower Was Right
2. The Final Declaration
3. You’re a Fucking Dick
4. Busted, Broke & American
5. Fight
6. Hooligan
7. Billy Be Damned
8. Shattered Dreams & Broken Glass
9. They
10. All Out Of Bubblegum
11. Go Go Revolution
12. Kennedy Speaks

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Fortis Amor Posts Self-Titled Album Trailer

Guitarist / vocalist / composer / producer Ryan Duke – the mastermind behind progressive metal project Fortis Amor – will release his self-titled new album tomorrow, May 19th. In celebration of the album’s release, a full album teaser is streaming below.

“Fortis Amor” is available for pre-order via Bandcamp here. While the album’s 10 tracks nearly convince the listener that they’re hearing a full band, the project is entirely Ryan Duke’s making, aside from select guest solos by Jack Daniels (War of Ages, Hope For The Dying) and Zack Uidl (ex-7 Horns 7 Eyes).

1. Particles
2. Holding On To Nothing
3. Renewal (feat. Jack Daniels [War of Ages, Hope For The Dying])
4. Subjected to Frustration
5. Upon Yourself
6. Bring This Petition To The Castle
7. The Maiden’s Vineyard
8. Outpouring
9. Deathless
10. Take Heart (feat. Zack Uidl [ex-7 Horns 7 Eyes])

1. Particles
2. Holding On To Nothing
3. Renewal (feat. Jack Daniels [War of Ages, Hope For The Dying])
4. Subjected to Frustration
5. Upon Yourself
6. Bring This Petition To The Castle
7. The Maiden’s Vineyard
8. Outpouring
9. Deathless
10. Take Heart (feat. Zack Uidl [ex-7 Horns 7 Eyes])

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Lorna Shore Posts “Flesh Coffin” Guitar Playthrough

New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore released sophomore album “Flesh Coffin” on February 17th with Outerloop Records.

As the band prepares to hit the road tomorrow for a national headlining trek, the “Beg for Death” tour, today the band has dropped a playthrough video of the album’s title track. The clip features guitarists Adam De Micco and Connor Deffley and can be seen below. On the video, Adam De Micco states:

“We are excited to finally bring this playthrough of ‘Flesh Coffin’ to you guys. It features a lot of the ideas I tried out for the first time and help lay foundation for the rest of the album. This song was more based around composition and arranging rather than technical playing, but hopefully there is more than enough riffs to keep you entertained.”

Catch these Lorna Shore 2017 tour dates:

5/19/17 Trenton, NJ – Backstage @ Championship
5/20/17 Allentown, PA – Sportman’s Cafe
5/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
5/22/17 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
5/23/17 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
5/24/17 Kalamazoo, MI – Papa Pete’s
5/25/17 Warren, MI – The Ritz
5/26/17 Valparaiso, IN – Papa Pete’s
5/27/17 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
5/28/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
5/29/17 Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
5/31/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
6/01/17 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
6/02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
6/03/17 McAllen, TX – Soffie’s SS Saloon
6/04/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/05/17 Ocean Springs, MS – Juke Joint
6/06/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
6/07/17 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
6/08/17 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
6/19/17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

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Lorna Shore Posts “Flesh Coffin” Guitar Playthrough

New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore released sophomore album “Flesh Coffin” on February 17th with Outerloop Records.

As the band prepares to hit the road tomorrow for a national headlining trek, the “Beg for Death” tour, today the band has dropped a playthrough video of the album’s title track. The clip features guitarists Adam De Micco and Connor Deffley and can be seen below. On the video, Adam De Micco states:

“We are excited to finally bring this playthrough of ‘Flesh Coffin’ to you guys. It features a lot of the ideas I tried out for the first time and help lay foundation for the rest of the album. This song was more based around composition and arranging rather than technical playing, but hopefully there is more than enough riffs to keep you entertained.”

Catch these Lorna Shore 2017 tour dates:

5/19/17 Trenton, NJ – Backstage @ Championship
5/20/17 Allentown, PA – Sportman’s Cafe
5/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
5/22/17 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
5/23/17 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
5/24/17 Kalamazoo, MI – Papa Pete’s
5/25/17 Warren, MI – The Ritz
5/26/17 Valparaiso, IN – Papa Pete’s
5/27/17 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
5/28/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
5/29/17 Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
5/31/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
6/01/17 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
6/02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
6/03/17 McAllen, TX – Soffie’s SS Saloon
6/04/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/05/17 Ocean Springs, MS – Juke Joint
6/06/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
6/07/17 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
6/08/17 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
6/19/17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

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