Witherfall To Release New EP “Vintage” In March

In November 2018, US dark melodic metal act Witherfall released their second studio album, A Prelude To Sorrow. Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (Sanctuary) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) now announces the Vintage EP, with the CD, LP, and digital release to be available during the upcoming acoustic tour with Sonata Arctica and released via Century Media Records on March 22nd.

Witherfall reveals: “During the sessions for A Prelude To Sorrow, two cover songs were recorded that showed a different side of Witherfall, originally intended to be bonus tracks. A dark and somber version of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with vocals recorded with Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row) and an epic version of the Helloween classic ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. With the announcement of the Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures tour, it was decided to release these covers along with a few acoustic renditions of favorite Witherfall tracks.

“Along with new keyboardist Alex Nasla and session percussionist James “Timbali” Cornwell (Smokey Robinson, Earth Wind & Fire ), Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford retreated to Harmony Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA (Adele, Miley Cyrus) armed with acoustic guitars and bottles of wine to start working on acoustic arrangements for the tour. The sessions were fruitful and two acoustic versions of past Witherfall songs were recorded: a medley of ‘Vintage’ and ‘Nobody Sleeps Here…’ (originally on “Nocturnes and Requiems”) and an alternate arrangement of ‘Ode to Despair’. Instead of keeping these as secrets and finally making the rare ‘The Long Walk Home (December)’ also available to an audience outside of Japan, the Vintage EP offers a collection of music that shows another dimension of the Witherfall sound.”

Mixed and mastered by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris and again featuring artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, Vintage will be released as strictly limited, hand-numbered CD digipak, on black and limited coloured vinyl as well as on all digital platforms.

Tracklisting:

1. Vintage Medley: “Vintage I”, “Nobody Sleeps Here…”, “Vintage II”
2. A Tale That Wasn’t Right (Helloween cover)
3. Ode To Despair (acoustic)
4. The Long Walk Home (December)
5. I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
6. Vintage (album version)

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Boundaries Premiere New Song & Music Video “Blush” From Upcoming New EP “My Body In Bloom”

Connecticut hardcore metal upstarts, Boundaries, shared their new single “Blush” today, along with the accompanying video, which marks the announcement that their upcoming EP, My Body In Bloom, will be out February 22nd on Unbeaten Records.

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Disturbed Completes Work On Seventh Album

Chicago based heavy metal/hard rock outfit Disturbed has made the announcement that they have completed work on their new studio album. A message from the group reads as follows:

“The new record is done! The new album includes many styles of music. Since our last album and the recent footage from the studio, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about the evolution of our new music. Disturbed Ones, we have decided to embrace the debate. For our next single – what kind of sound do you want it to be?”

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Dischordia & The Summoned Announce “The Reaping Tour”

Oklahoma City-based Progressive Death Metal Trio Dischordia Announce The Reaping Tour. With Support From Boston Experimental Technical Death Metal Unit The Summoned. The Reaping Tour Kicks Off On 6/14 And Runs Through 6/30. New Dischordia EP Entitled “Binge/Purge” Out June 15th, Full Announcement Information Dropping Soon.

The Reaping Tour Featuring Dischordia and The Summoned (6/14-6/21)
6/14 – Oklahoma City, OK
6/15 – St. Louis, MO
6/16 – Chicago, IL
6/17 – Richmond, IN
6/18 – Akron, OH
6/19 – Pittsburgh, PA
6/20 – Bristol, CT
6/21 – Allston, MA
6/22 – Baltimore, MD
6/23 – Richmond, VA
6/24 – Charlotte, NC
6/25 – Nashville, TN
6/27 – Madison, WI
6/28 – Minneapolis, MN
6/29 – Waterloo, IA
6/30 – Kansas City, MO

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Above Aurora Unveil “Abyssal Hades” From Upcoming EP “Path to Ruin”

Following the announcement of black metal band Above Aurora’s new EP, “Path to Ruin”, a new track entitled “Abyssal Hades” is now available to listen.

Check out “Abyssal Hades” below:

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New Members Announced By Crobot

Pennsylvania-based rockers Crobot has just announced an all new rhythm section. New to the line-up is drummer Dan Ryan and bassist James Alexander Lascu. James also plays bass in Detroit-based quintet Wilson and will continue to do so for both bands. Dan is an official Ddrum USA artist.

On the announcement, the band comments: “All is definitely well in the Crobot home nebula as we welcome the insanely talented and hard hitting Dan Ryan on drums and the power and monstrous bass playing of James ‘Uncle Jimmy Muscles’ Lascu to hold down the heavy bottom. We are 50 songs into the writing process and we are excited about how productive we have been over the last few months. To say these guys are making us a better band would be an incredible understatement. Stay tuned for new riffin’ & groovin’ as we are planning for a 2018 release! Keep your beards tuned to that same ol’ Crobot transmission!”

Crobot has begun writing new material for their anticipated third album which will be out in 2018.

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New Album “No Compromises” Announced By Dreamer’s Crime, New Single/Video Clip Available

Dreamers Crime announced that the band is set to release the brand new album “No Compromises” on Friday November 17 – an album created and crafted by the Sydney band along with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic at Electric Sun Studios (Tonight Alive, The Dead Love, Thy Art is Murder, Northlane). This is the debut album and it hits hard and pulls no punches.

“No Compromises” will be available for pre-order this Friday October 13 and punters will receive new single “Here We Are” – the new single and the second cut from the record. Today, the band is also releasing a filmclip for the track to celebrate the announcement, so check it out at the bottom.

Pete Repousis, frontman for the Sydney outfit, said that “Sometimes to get to where you wanna go, you have to say – f*#k what others have to say and just go for it. People sometimes over-compromise and end up the person they don’t want to be or in a place they never wanted to be in. Sometimes, for the sake of your beliefs and your dreams, you have to say no. That is where the album name ‘No Compromises’ came from. We didn’t want to compromise on this record and neither should our fans have to accept any less from us.”

Simon Kapsis, guitarist for Dreamers Crime says that “2018 is set to be a big year and releasing the album is just the beginning. The band wants to go anywhere and everywhere after the release of their album at the end of 2017, and the rest is yet to come.”

Check out “Here We Are” right here:

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New Album “No Compromises” Announced By Dreamer’s Crime, New Single/Video Clip Available

Dreamers Crime announced that the band is set to release the brand new album “No Compromises” on Friday November 17 – an album created and crafted by the Sydney band along with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic at Electric Sun Studios (Tonight Alive, The Dead Love, Thy Art is Murder, Northlane). This is the debut album and it hits hard and pulls no punches.

“No Compromises” will be available for pre-order this Friday October 13 and punters will receive new single “Here We Are” – the new single and the second cut from the record. Today, the band is also releasing a filmclip for the track to celebrate the announcement, so check it out at the bottom.

Pete Repousis, frontman for the Sydney outfit, said that “Sometimes to get to where you wanna go, you have to say – f*#k what others have to say and just go for it. People sometimes over-compromise and end up the person they don’t want to be or in a place they never wanted to be in. Sometimes, for the sake of your beliefs and your dreams, you have to say no. That is where the album name ‘No Compromises’ came from. We didn’t want to compromise on this record and neither should our fans have to accept any less from us.”

Simon Kapsis, guitarist for Dreamers Crime says that “2018 is set to be a big year and releasing the album is just the beginning. The band wants to go anywhere and everywhere after the release of their album at the end of 2017, and the rest is yet to come.”

Check out “Here We Are” right here:

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New Galactic Cowboys Album Coming After 17 Years

Has it really been 17 years? Time just flew by… Galactic Cowboys has always been a musical enigma. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the band combined melodic thrash, progressive metal, Beatlesque harmonies, and a quirky sense of humor into a genre of its own creation.

Between 1991 and 2000, the Cowboys released a string of albums such as “Space In Your Face”
and “The Horse That Bud Bought.” That first time around, though, GC was the right band at exactly the wrong time. On this outing, the Cowboys shoot for the moon again, and celebrate the journey back.

Their most notable fan-base became other musicians — an exclusive club that included other 1990s musical misanthropes such as Jellyfish, King’s X, and Kevin Gilbert. Reflecting both the musicality and diversity of the band, Galactic Cowboys toured primarily with two music legends, Anthrax and Dream Theater, reflecting the Cowboy’s versatility.

Now the new album “Long Way Back To The Moon” will drop on November 17th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Mike Portnoy comments:

“The Galactic Cowboys were (and still are) one of my favorite bands to emerge from the 90’s. Great songwriting, killer players and euphoric harmonies. They were always criminally underrated and overlooked, which led to their premature demise in 2000. My last 17 years have had a hole in my musical palate without them and I couldn’t be happier at the announcement of their return! Welcome back boys…I missed you!”

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New Galactic Cowboys Album Coming After 17 Years

Has it really been 17 years? Time just flew by… Galactic Cowboys has always been a musical enigma. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the band combined melodic thrash, progressive metal, Beatlesque harmonies, and a quirky sense of humor into a genre of its own creation.

Between 1991 and 2000, the Cowboys released a string of albums such as “Space In Your Face”
and “The Horse That Bud Bought.” That first time around, though, GC was the right band at exactly the wrong time. On this outing, the Cowboys shoot for the moon again, and celebrate the journey back.

Their most notable fan-base became other musicians — an exclusive club that included other 1990s musical misanthropes such as Jellyfish, King’s X, and Kevin Gilbert. Reflecting both the musicality and diversity of the band, Galactic Cowboys toured primarily with two music legends, Anthrax and Dream Theater, reflecting the Cowboy’s versatility.

Now the new album “Long Way Back To The Moon” will drop on November 17th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Mike Portnoy comments:

“The Galactic Cowboys were (and still are) one of my favorite bands to emerge from the 90’s. Great songwriting, killer players and euphoric harmonies. They were always criminally underrated and overlooked, which led to their premature demise in 2000. My last 17 years have had a hole in my musical palate without them and I couldn’t be happier at the announcement of their return! Welcome back boys…I missed you!”

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