Intervals Premieres New Video For “Libra” With Footage From Tour With Animals As Leaders

Canadian technical progressive metal act Intervals premieres a new music video for “Libra”. The clip is a collection of footage captured by Randy Edwards, taken across Europe and North America on the band’s tour with Animals As Leaders.

Check out now “Libra” below.

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Cokegoat Debuts New Song “Winter of Fear” From New Album “Drugs And Animals”

Chicago-based death doom collective Cokegoat debuts a new song entitled “Winter of Fear”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Drugs And Animals”, which will be out in stores on November 25th, 2016.

Check out now “Winter of Fear” below.

Comments the band:

“‘Drugs And Animals’ is a tall refreshing Long Island Ice Tea in a craft cocktail world. It’s trashy, it will get you fucked up, and you’ll probably wake up in a strange place needing a double dose of antibiotics. To quote producer/engineer Andy Nelson during the recording sessions, ‘This album is dense.’ Since our 2013 debut LP Vessel, countless group texts have helped Cokegoat achieve growing friendships, razor sharp focus, mental stability, financial instability and a more advanced writing process. In other words, we are beyond stoked to get this record to your earholes.”

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Animals As Leaders Suffers From A Bad Case Of “Arithmophobia”

Animals As Leaders today premieres new song “Arithmophobia,” which can be heard below. Pre-orders for the band’s forthcoming album, “The Madness of Many,” which include instant downloads of “Arithmophobia” and “The Brain Dance,” are available here.

“This album feels like total synergy between the three of us,” says guitar player Tosin Abasi. “None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We’re beyond thrilled with the result.”

Animals As Leaders produced the 10-track album, with guitar player Javier Reyes handling mixing duties. Reyes also commented on the symbiotic nature of the new album, adding: “’The Madness of Many’ is an explorative and ambitious journey of harmony, rhythm, musical expression and emotion. It has been the most collaborative effort for the band and an evolution in each of the members’ musical path.”

Drummer Matt Garstka noted that, “although conceptually dense, it is the most natural sounding Animals As Leaders album yet.”

The trio kick off a first tour in support of the new album on November 10th, launching a five-week, North American outing at the Livewire in Scottsdale, Arizona. Intervals and Plini will open on all dates.

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Cokegoat Releasing “Drugs And Animals” Album

On November 25th, Chicago-based death doom collective Cokegoat will drop the torrential fruit of latest full-length, “Drugs And Animals,” upon unsuspecting souls.

Engineered, produced, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang, Earthless et al) at Saff Mastering, the nihilistic sounds of “Drugs And Animals” displays the unit manifesting a own unique brand of heavy, sullen music.

Comments the band: “‘Drugs And Animals’ is a tall refreshing Long Island Ice Tea in a craft cocktail world. It’s trashy, it will get you fucked up, and you’ll probably wake up in a strange place needing a double dose of antibiotics. To quote producer/engineer Andy Nelson during the recording sessions, ‘This album is dense.’ Since our 2013 debut LP Vessel, countless group texts have helped Cokegoat achieve growing friendships, razor sharp focus, mental stability, financial instability and a more advanced writing process. In other words, we are beyond stoked to get this record to your earholes.”

Side A – Drugs
1. Quiet Tyrant
2. The Burner
3. Winter Of Fear
4. Nurture
Side B – Animals:
5. The Ruiner
6. Where The Sun Dies
7. Kreator/Destroyer

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Animals As Leaders Reveals “The Madness Of Many” Album

Animals As Leaders returns with fourth album, “The Madness of Many,” on November 11th via Sumerian Records.

“This album feels like total synergy between the three of us,” says guitar player Tosin Abasi. “None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We’re beyond thrilled with the result.”

Animals As Leaders produced the 10-track album, with guitar player Javier Reyes handling mixing duties. Reyes also commented on the symbiotic nature of the new album: “’The Madness of Many’ is an explorative and ambitious journey of harmony, rhythm, musical expression and emotion. It has been the most collaborative effort for the band and an evolution in each of the members’ musical path.”

Drummer Matt Garstka noted that, “although conceptually dense, it is the most natural sounding Animals As Leaders album yet.”

1. Arithmophobia
2. Ectogenesis
3. Cognitive Contortions
4. Inner Assassins
5. Private Visions of the World
6. Backpfeifengesicht
7. Transcentience
8. The Glass Bridge
9. The Brain Dance
10. Aepirophobia

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Intervals Premieres New Music Video For “I’m Awake” From Latest Album “The Shape Of Colour”

Canadian progressive metal act Intervals premieres a new music video for “I’m Awake”, taken from the band’s latest album “The Shape Of Colour”.

Check out now “I’m Awake” below.

Beginning tomorrow Intervals will hit the road alongside Animals As Leaders and Plini on this European tour:

07/08 Newark, UK – Tech/Metal Fest
07/11 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
07/12 Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
07/13 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
07/14 Birmingham, UK – The Rainbow
07/15 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
07/16 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
07/17 Reading, UK – Sub89
07/18 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
07/20 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
07/21 Nijmegen, NET – Valkhof Festival
07/22 Bochum, GER – Rockpalast
07/23 Aschafenburg, GER – Colosaal
07/24 Munich, GER – Free & Easy
07/25 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
07/26 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
07/28 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
07/29 Lyon, FRA – CCO
07/30 Toulouse, FRA – Connextion
08/01 Madrid, SPA – But
08/02 Barcelona, SPA – Razz2
08/03 Puget Sur Argens, FRA – Rats
08/04 Fontaneto d’Agogna, ITA – Phenomenon
08/05 Pordenone, ITA – Il Desposito
08/07 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
08/10 Budapest, HUN – A38
08/11 Josefov Fortress, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/12 Berlin, GER – Musick & Frieden
08/13 Hamburg, GER – Knust
08/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
08/15 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/16 Paris, FRA – Divan du Monde
08/18 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufard Arms
08/20 Derbyshire, UK – Hevy Festival
08/21 London, UK – Garage

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AHTME Posts “Defeat Zeke” Playthrough Video

“The Demonization” is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal brutalists, AHTME, which was initially issued by the band under its original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013.

Now seeing official release by Unique Leader Records later this month, the forty-minute bruiser was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco.

In advance of its release, today a playthrough video for sixth track “Defeat Zeke” comes online. Check it out below.

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Details Of New Album “Artifacts” Issued By Overtures

Italian heavy/power metal act Overtures have announced the new album “Artifacts.” The album will be issued on May 27th via Sleaszy Rider Records.

The cover artwork, shown below, was created by award winning German artist Franziskus Pfleghart! The cover has already won the Palm Art Award in 2014.

Mastering for “Artifacts” was once again done at Miro & Sascha Paeth’s (Avantasia, Edguy, Kamelot, Epica & more) Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with engineer Olaf Reitmeier.

The track list is as follows:

1. Repentance
2. Artifacts
3. Gold
4. As candles we burn
5. Profiled
6. Unshared worlds
7. My Refuge (feat. Paolo Campitelli on keyboards)
8. New dawn, new dusk
9. Teardrop (feat. Marco Pastorino, Caterina Piccolo on vocals & Paolo Campitelli on keyboards)
10. Angry Animals
11. Savior – Alternative version

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Music Video For New Track “Philistine Philosophies” Issued By SikTh

U.K.’s SikTh issued a music video for the new track “Philistine Philosophies.” The track is the first taste of the the new mini-album “Opacities,” which is set to drop via Peaceville Records on December 4th. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

“Opacities” was recorded at Chapel Studios and produced by SikTh’s Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Kids In Glass Houses) and Justin Hill with mixing by Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Animals As Leaders). Vocalist Mikee Goodman hails the release as the best music the band has ever made, stating, “musically, vocally and lyrically it is our most complete work. We’ve pushed our sound to the next level.”

Peaceville will offer “Opacities” as a digpack with an 8 page colour booklet with cover and booklet artwork created by London based illustrator Dan Mumford who has previously worked on artwork for Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Protest The Hero & Assassins Creed.

Following the band’s reformation at Download Festival in 2014, “Philistine Philosophies” is the first new music since 2006’s “Death of a Dead Day.” Check out the clip here:

Along with a new record, December will also see the band touring the UK following recent shows across the world in Germany, Japan, India and Nepal showing that while away the music and influence continued to spread.

UK Headline Tour dates (Hacktivist & Feed The Rhino supporting)

5th December – The Classic Grand, Glasgow
6th December – Academy 2, Manchester
10th December – Motion, Bristol
11th December – 02 Academy, Birmingham
12th December – The Forum, London

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Music Video For New Track “Philistine Philosophies” Issued By SikTh

U.K.’s SikTh issued a music video for the new track “Philistine Philosophies.” The track is the first taste of the the new mini-album “Opacities,” which is set to drop via Peaceville Records on December 4th. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

“Opacities” was recorded at Chapel Studios and produced by SikTh’s Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Kids In Glass Houses) and Justin Hill with mixing by Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Animals As Leaders). Vocalist Mikee Goodman hails the release as the best music the band has ever made, stating, “musically, vocally and lyrically it is our most complete work. We’ve pushed our sound to the next level.”

Peaceville will offer “Opacities” as a digpack with an 8 page colour booklet with cover and booklet artwork created by London based illustrator Dan Mumford who has previously worked on artwork for Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Protest The Hero & Assassins Creed.

Following the band’s reformation at Download Festival in 2014, “Philistine Philosophies” is the first new music since 2006’s “Death of a Dead Day.” Check out the clip here:

Along with a new record, December will also see the band touring the UK following recent shows across the world in Germany, Japan, India and Nepal showing that while away the music and influence continued to spread.

UK Headline Tour dates (Hacktivist & Feed The Rhino supporting)

5th December – The Classic Grand, Glasgow
6th December – Academy 2, Manchester
10th December – Motion, Bristol
11th December – 02 Academy, Birmingham
12th December – The Forum, London

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