Demons & Wizards, Threshold And More Confirmed For Progpower USA 2019 Lineup

The organisers of the ProgPower USA festival has announced the lineup for next year’s edition of the event. Among the bands performing over the four day show will be Demons & Wizards, featuring Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian and Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth, Swedish progressive metal outfit Evergrey and Finnish melodic death metal band, Insomnium. The festival takes place on September 6th and 7th. The complete roster is available below.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00am EST.

Day 1:
Pretty Maids
Secret Sphere
Iron Mask

Day 2:
Tomorrow’s Eve

Day 3:
Seventh Wonder
Orden Ogan
Psychotic Waltz
Barren Earth
Wind Rose

Day 4:
Demons & Wizards
Poets of the Fall
Caligula’s Horse
Jag Panzer


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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 20th Anniversary first wave of bands announced

– January 24th, 2018 –

Candiria and Rivers of Nihil included

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The first wave of bands has been announced and tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26th. Morbid Angel are slated as the headliners, and Metal Blade Records acts Candiria and Rivers of Nihil are among the bands announced so far. More bands are TBA and updates can be found on the festival’s official website

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Rivers of Nihil have completed their third album and follow up to 2015′s Monarchy, which debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts, and was dubbed by Heavy Blog is Heavy as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now.” New music will be unveiled within the next several weeks.

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Nesseria Signs With Deadlight For New Album Release

French group Nesseria just signed to Deadlight Entertainment, joining a label roster featuring the likes of Cowards, Witchthroat Serpent, and Primal Age.

This new deal will see the release of Nesseria’s upcoming third album “Cette Erosion de Nous Mêmes,” which was recorded at Drudenhaus Studio. Deadlight Entertainment comments:

“For some years, Nesseria was among the bands we were following with strong attention. When in 2015, we had the opportunity to release the CD edition of ‘Fractures,’ there was no hesitation from us. The collaboration went so well it was logical to carry on with this new album we loved at first listening.”

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"They Will Be Heard" Cuban Metal Rockumentary Streaming

A special PodOmatic broadcast has been streaming on the rockumentary “They Will Be Heard,” which chronicles the lives and times of several Cuban metal bands. In this episode, interviews are featured (in English and Spanish) by American film director Tracey Noelle Luz for the Rockumentary with original keyboardist Jenifer Hernandez of the band Escape. The documentary is set in communist Cuba and seen through the everyday life experiences of the main protagonists of the film, the members of the heavy metal band Escape.

The film specifically narrates the story of keyboardist Jenifer Hernandez, and her exodus from the island to reunite with her father who is living in the United States. Leaving behind her way of life, family, friends and the love of her life, lead singer Yando, she migrates to the US to start a new life. The film also documents the evolution of heavy metal music in Cuba, and how the youth of the island have created with so limited sources a thriving heavy metal scene and community; thus, spawning numerous metal bands playing diverse sub genres of rock music throughout the island. Among the bands highlighted in the documentary are Hipnosis, Zeus, Combat Noise, Ancestor, Aganizor and the main protagonists of the film Escape.

More than documenting heavy metal music in the island, Luz takes us into the personal lives of the band members of Escape. Telling us little stories of the families, friends and Cuban metal fans that are behind the band, Luz manages to capture true human experiences and emotions on film. So in the end, more than documenting the music; “They Will Be Heard” is a real life story of friendship, loss, trials, change, new beginnings but most importantly – hope. The documentary does not with end with Jenifer reuniting with her family in the United States. It is only the beginning. Check out more videos and information on “They Will Be Heard” by going to this site, or simply stream it below.

Artists/Songs in order of appearance:

1. ESCAPE – Simbolo de Libertad
2. HIPNOSIS – Fear to Change
3. COMBAT NOISE – Platoon
4. ESCAPE – Cuba Rebelion

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