Deity Premieres New Song “Sacrificium” From Upcoming New Self-Titled Album

Canadian death metal band Deity premieres a new song entitled “Sacrificium”, taken from the upcoming new self-titled album, which will be out in stores June 2nd.

Check out now “Sacrificium” below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist John Massey about the song:

“‘Sacrificium’ is one of those songs when it kicks in you just want to run into the mosh pit. From the first drop you can hear the intensity of the vocals, the technical yet melodic riffing, and the hard hitting drums. We have a very Slayeresque chaotic dual guitar solo in which we pay homage to Jeff Hanneman as well. We kept the arrangements and transitions more true to old school death metal. Lyrically, “Sacrificium” is about people treating you like shit, trying to belittle you because they are better known, and the kind of people who wouldn’t have the guts to confront you face-to-face.”

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Avatarium Posts “Hurricanes And Halos” Studio Trailer

Sweden’s doom wizards from Avatarium will deliver third studio album “Hurricanes And Halos” on May 26th and today the band reveals a first studio trailer for the release.

In this clip, you can witness recordings at the Gröndahl Studios, while singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitarist Marcus Jidell discuss the songwriting process and the arrangements of these eight new tracks.

Pre-orders for “Hurricanes And Halos” can be found here. Once again, Avatarium relioes on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds, unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock.

Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by Candlemass wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to “The Girl With The Raven Mask” that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and earned the “Up And Coming” award from German Metal Hammer.

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Dionisyan Signs On With Sliptrick Records

Italian atmospheric doom metal act Dionisyan is the latest roster signee for Sliptrick Records. The band is currently working on the sophomore full length album, which will be a conceptual release as was the debut “The Mystery of Faith” (2014).

In the Spring of 2010, Tregor Russo decided to give life to a new musical project, with the intent to create music and lyrics from the deep feelings, pathos, melancholic emotions and immerse them in complex gloomy arrangements. For the second release, expect more music structured in his polyrhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Sliptrick Records Signs Dyonisian For New Album

Dyonisian signed on with Sliptrick Records for the band’s upcoming sophomore release.

In the Spring of 2010, Tregor Russo decided to give life to a new musical project with the intent to create music and lyrics from the deep feelings, pathos, dark emotions and melancholic atmospheres and immerse them in complex gloomy arrangements. And so Dyonisian was born, with Tregor as guitarist, composer, arranger and lyricist.

Dyonisian delivers symphonic doom and progressive death metal mixed with other subgenres, such as classical baroque music and traditional Arabian music. The band is currently working on the finishing touches of the second full length album. Stay tuned for more information.

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Native Construct releases instrumental version of ‘Quiet World’ with bonus track

– February 17th, 2017 –

Boston, MA based progressive act Native Construct has just launched the instrumental version of their critically-acclaimed debut release, Quiet World. The instrumental tracks, as was the case with the original release, were mixed by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording in North Carolina. Listen to the album now via your favorite streaming or download service at: smarturl.it/quietworldinstrument

Guitarist Myles Yang comments: “One of the hallmarks of ‘Quiet World‘ is the extreme density of the arrangements. The album is saturated with important, but oftentimes subtle layers and Easter eggs. Every time I’ve happened to hear this music with the vocals muted, I’ve been struck by just how much is going on under there that I had stopped paying attention to. Without the vocals as the main focal point, you really start to notice all those countless details. It’s a totally fresh and very interesting perspective on this music. We just had to put it out there for all our hardcore fans.
On top of that, we’re pleased to be able to include the 8th track, ‘Silence,’ on this release. This was originally a bonus track available only on the Japanese version of ‘Quiet World‘, but it really is an essential component of the concept. glhf.”

Native Construct is currently in the midst of writing their sophomore album for Metal Blade Records with an expected release date for the second half of 2017. Hailed as a “masterpiece” by HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com (5/5), their debut, Quiet World, was largely self-produced and written between 2011 and 2013, when the individual band members weren’t busy with their studies at the Berklee College of Music. What began as jam sessions simply for fun eventually turned into a full-fledged musical endeavor. In addition to securing multiple national tours, including a full USA trek with Between the Buried and Me, Native Construct also debuted on the Billboard charts (#56 Hard Music Albums Chart; #85 New Artist Chart) with Quiet World.

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Sunn O))) Announces Convergence Fest Show

Sunn O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making a Barbican debut next March, bringing the group’s arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music as part of the Convergence Festival.

Support for the show comes from classically trained Icelandic singer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir, who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Múm, as well as her solo project Lost In Hildurness. Guðnadóttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican’s Nils Frahm curated marathon weekend Possibly Colliding in July 2016.

This show is produced by the Barbican in association with Convergence. Tickets will go on sale first to Barbican Members this Thursday, December 1st, followed by general sale on Friday, December 2nd.

This past Summer, Sunn O))) toured the 2015 “Kannon” LP across Europe, taking in incredible settings along the way, such as a performance in the center of the world’s largest labyrinth, Labirinto Della Masone in rural Italy. Check out Rolling Stone Italy’s live gallery from that phenomenal evening right here.

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Daydream XI Posts “The Guts Of Hell” Drum Playthrough

Brazilian progressive metal outfit Daydream XI just launched a drum playthrough video for the track “The Guts of Hell.” Check it out below.

“On this recording we wanted to showcase what the drums are really doing underneath the wall of guitars and vocals by making the drums louder in the mix,” drummer Bruno Giordan told DrumMagazine.com. “There are a lot of cool double bass pedal patterns, some very heavy sections as well as a very wide usage of the drum kit on this song.”

“The Guts of Hell” comes from the band’s debut album, “The Grand Disguise,” which released in September 2014 on Power Prog. Daydream XI is currently at Monostereo Studios recording the follow-up to “The Grand Disguise.”

“The recording process of our second album has gone really well,” added Giordano. “This time I brought some new influences to my playing and sought inspiration in different places. Even though the arrangements are harder to play and way more technical than on our first album, the recordings ran easier because I was much more prepared this time. It was a fun process in a very light environment at Monostereo Studios and, despite the difficulty of some sections, I think I was able to take my drumming to another level this time.”

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Tiles Posts “Pretending 2 Run” Album Trailer

Detroit-based quartet Tiles has unveiled the first official trailer for massive upcoming sixth album, “Pretending 2 Run,” including the first audio samples from the record, while the album has been locked down for an updated street date of April 15th worldwide.

With more than ninety-six minutes of relentlessly engaging progressive rock/metal with an endless bag of tricks and countless epic surprises, “Pretending 2 Run” was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and features artwork by Hugh Syme, known for delivering covers for Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater, and countless others.

The album also features a remarkable collection of guest musicians including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Flying Colors, Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, and Max Portnoy (Next To None).

The album’s track listing is as follows:

Disc 1:
1. Pretending To Run
2. Shelter In Place
3. Stonewall
4. Voir Dire
5 .Drops Of Rain
6. Taken By Surprise
7. Refugium
8. Small Fire Burning

Disc 2
1. Midwinter
2. Weightless
3. Friend Or Foe
4. Battle Weary
5. Meditatio
6. Other Arrangements
7. The Disappearing Floor
8. Fait Accompli
9. Pretending To Run (Reprise 1)
10. Uneasy Truce
11. Pretending To Run (Reprise 2)
12. The View From Here
13. Backsliding

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Metatrone Releasing New Album “Eucharismetal”

Catholic metal outfit Metatrone will release new album “Eucharismetal” on March 11th, 2016 via Rockshots Music. For a PSA on how you shouldn’t gamble and swim with girls in bikinis, check out the new video for “Latest News Form Light” below.

Priest Davide Bruno (keyboards) and Stefano Calvagno (guitar) teamed up with Joe Lombardo (vocals), Dino Fiorenza (bass), Salvo Grasso (drums) to write, recorded and produced the album, which has the following track listing:

01. Alef Dalet Mem
02. Molokai
03. Beware The Sailor
04. Wheat And Weeds
05. Latest News From Light
06. In Spirit And Truth
07. Mozart’s Nightmare
08. Keep Running
09. Salva l’Anima
10. Una Parte Di me
11. Regina Coeli
12. Alef Dalet Mem (Italian Version – Bonus Track)
13. Lascia Che Sia (Bonus Track)

Commented Stefano Calvagno: “We are very satisfied, we’ve worked hard for many months on this record and it sounds great. We paid a lot of attention on the arrangements, we grew up a lot musically, it’s a mature album and I think it could be a masterpiece of whitemetal / power prog genre.”

Priest Davide Bruno said: “‘Eucharismetal’ is the best picture of the fusion of our being musicians in Corpus Christi, in the Eucharist which our music is feeded. This is why we choose Him as the title of the album, it’s very heavy sounding lyrically and musically. Lyrics are based on our live esperiencies, our hopes, our wishes, our struggles and forgiveness: all of that connected with the Holy Scripture. Musically the fans could find a lot of surprises, more growl vocal parts and tons of heavy guitar riff bended with the great melodies sung by Joe (Lombardo). You will not be disappointed, Metatrone are back!”

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Almanac Gearing Up To Record Debut Album

Guitarist Victor Smolski’s new band Almanac has finished the pre-production on a debut album, which is set to be released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

The band is now preparing to enter the studio for the recording sessions, which will be documented and released as a series of studio videos (check out the opening announcement clip below). Almanac main man Victor spoke about the band’s excitement for this new project:

“Fans with an interest in deeper subjects including history and culture will also be able to dive into a new world withour first album, which combines historic and modern parallels that will surprise many. From the warlike nomadic horsemen in the steppes of Russia, to the Tsardom, Ivan the Terrible, warlike Cossacks who dominate the Tatar, the siege of Constantinople and the Mongol invasion are stories about battles, wars, intrigue, conquest, terror, power and love that can be heard vocally using the different styles of our voices.

“The first phase is already done, now we are currently engaged in working on the arrangements of the songs. We’re thrilled about this first release and of the many albums to come commencing from spring 2016, also we are very eager to let loose the mighty power of Almanac to the people, on many different platforms as possible as well as on stage.”

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