Voivod Posts New Song And Video “Iconspiracy” Online

Ahead of their forthcoming new studio album, “The Wake,” Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod has posted a new music video online for the song, “Iconspiracy.” You can check it out below. The song is the third from the album to receive the music video treatment, following “Obsolete Beings” and “Always Moving.” “The Wake” is set to be released through Century Media on September 21st.

Frontman Denis “Snake” Bélanger checked in with the following comment about the clip: “What I really like about Voivod fans is that they are all able to make their own interpretation of the lyrics or the story of our songs. This video is such a good portrait of “Iconspiracy” and the artist pinpoints awesome visuals in regards to the meaning and representation of the story itself. Thanks to Costin, an amazing artist who did really great work for us in the past and still blows my mind every time again. Question everything! Iconspiracy!!!”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added: “ The most difficult task of an illustrator is to work for his all-time favourite bands. Then he becomes extremely exigent with what he creates and wants to get beyond any known limit. Obviously, this type of experiences are priceless by all means at the same time, because everything goes utterly intense and he feels like a starship exploring the Universe at full warp speed and experiencing several amazing unseen worlds per second. “The Wake” is the album of the year 2018 for me and the video I literally built from scratch for “Iconspiracy” follows the song lyrics and the spaces between them. At the same time, both the story and video fight to remain alive while trying to keep up with the infernal dynamics of the song, which represent another musical proof of the Voivod’s genius. Other than that, this video speaks by itself, just like the music, therefore who is prepared to be awaken, will be!”

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Voivod Posts New Song And Video “Iconspiracy” Online

Ahead of their forthcoming new studio album, “The Wake,” Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod has posted a new music video online for the song, “Iconspiracy.” You can check it out below. The song is the third from the album to receive the music video treatment, following “Obsolete Beings” and “Always Moving.” “The Wake” is set to be released through Century Media on September 21st.

Frontman Denis “Snake” Bélanger checked in with the following comment about the clip: “What I really like about Voivod fans is that they are all able to make their own interpretation of the lyrics or the story of our songs. This video is such a good portrait of “Iconspiracy” and the artist pinpoints awesome visuals in regards to the meaning and representation of the story itself. Thanks to Costin, an amazing artist who did really great work for us in the past and still blows my mind every time again. Question everything! Iconspiracy!!!”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added: “ The most difficult task of an illustrator is to work for his all-time favourite bands. Then he becomes extremely exigent with what he creates and wants to get beyond any known limit. Obviously, this type of experiences are priceless by all means at the same time, because everything goes utterly intense and he feels like a starship exploring the Universe at full warp speed and experiencing several amazing unseen worlds per second. “The Wake” is the album of the year 2018 for me and the video I literally built from scratch for “Iconspiracy” follows the song lyrics and the spaces between them. At the same time, both the story and video fight to remain alive while trying to keep up with the infernal dynamics of the song, which represent another musical proof of the Voivod’s genius. Other than that, this video speaks by itself, just like the music, therefore who is prepared to be awaken, will be!”

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Redemption lands on international charts with new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Redemption recently released their new album, Long Night’s Journey Into Day, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#17 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#19 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#42 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#109 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)
#174 Top Current Albums (USA)
#176 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#69 Media Control Top 100 (Germany)
#83 Hard Music Charts (Canada)

To preview and purchase Long Night’s Journey into Day, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/RedemptionOfcl

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Prophets Of Rage Premiere New Music Video “Who Owns Who”

Prophets Of Rage premiere a music video for “Who Owns Who” from their latest self-titled outing. The group have a new release in the works and recently debuted a new song from it called “Heart Afire“. In other news their planned summer tour with Avenged Sevenfold was cancelled earlier this week due to issues Avenged Sevenfold’s vocalist M. Shadows is having with his voice.

Comments the group of it:

“‘Who Owns Who‘ music video was created by VA • the Artist who runs his own charity, V For A Cause. V For A Cause aims to help underprivileged children by raising money for various causes through art. All the money for this video is being donated to this charity. Through art, Vasilis has managed to help children in need.”

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Lizzy Borden storms Billboard charts with first album in 11 years, ‘My Midnight Things’

– June 26th, 2018 –

It turns out that the time away from the music scene has not dulled the appetites of hard rock fans for Lizzy Borden, as his new album, My Midnight Things, has already left a deep impression on five different Billboard charts. These placings include #11 on Top New Artist Albums, #17 on Current Hard Music Albums, #43 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, #46 on Independent Current Albums, and #148 on Top 200 Current Albums. Additionally, the album also made the Canadian charts – hitting #84 on Top Hard Music Charts.

“We live in a streaming world now, where everyone gets their music for free,” explains Lizzy. “But I want to personally thank all the great Lizzy Borden fans out there who shopped online or drove down to your local mom and pop music store and actually paid for my new album. You guys got Lizzy Borden back on the charts! And the fact that you’ve all embraced ‘My Midnight Things‘ in such an amazing way is the icing on the cake. Thanks again, and I will see you all soon on the ‘My Midnight Things‘ tour!”

Released on June 15th via Metal Blade Records, My Midnight Things can be purchased and previewed at: metalblade.com/lizzyborden

Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explains. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”

The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty), and is already receiving rave reviews, from Alt Revolt, Pure Grain Audio, and Royal Flush:

Borden paints a ten-song art gallery show and lets the listener decide what he or she sees on the canvas.”Alternative Revolt Magazine

“Catchy riffs and melodies that are sure to be trapped inside your head, bouncing around your skull for days to come.”PureGrainAudio

“The resulting creation yielded what is arguably the strongest vocal performance of Borden‘s career.”Royalflushmagazine.com

Lizzy Borden online:
http://www.lizzyborden.com
https://www.facebook.com/Reallizzyborden
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

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Rivers of Nihil announces Canadian headlining tour (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast, Inferi

– April 19th, 2018 –

Currently wrapping up their stateside tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction, Rivers of Nihil is ready to head back out on the road again in June/July – this time, headlining a Canadian trek (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their new album, Where Owls Know My Name, which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Alterbeast, Inferi

June 28 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
June 29 – Halifax, NS – Oasis
June 30 – Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
July 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 4 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
July 6 – Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
July 10 – Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
July 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
July 12 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
July 13 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 14 – St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
July 16 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 19 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
*=Rivers of Nihil only

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Primordial enters charts worldwide with new album, ‘Exile Amongst the Ruins’

– April 10th, 2018 –

European tour kicking off tomorrow!

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, through Metal Blade Records. The album entered multiple charts globally, including a Top 10 entry in Germany. Comments Primordial: “They say it’s the small things, well with a wry smile, a raised eyebrow of curiosity, a glint of minor satisfaction and an expression of general bemusement we raise a glass to all of you who went out there and bought the album in the first week and for supporting real independent music and to Metal blade for all the hard work! To the bitter end!”

Exile Amongst The Ruins chart numbers:
USA Current Hard Music Albums # 20
USA Top New Artist Albums # 28
USA Record Label Independent Current Albums # 61
USA Top New Artist Albums Consumption # 104
Canada Top 200: #140
Canada Hard Music Charts: #40
Germany album charts: # 9
Austria album charts: # 26
Switzerland album charts: # 27
Finland physical album charts: # 6
Sweden physical album charts: # 21
Sweden metal charts: #5
United Kingdom official rock & metal album charts: # 18
United Kingdom independent charts: # 39

To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit: metalblade.com/primordial

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014′s Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit

Apr. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Neushoorn
Apr. 13 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Apr. 14 – Paris, France – Trabendo
Apr. 15 – Brugge, Belgium – Entrepot
Apr. 16 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 17 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik
Apr. 18 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Apr. 19 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
Apr. 20 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
Apr. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Akropolis
Apr. 22 – Kosice, Slovakia – Colloseum
Apr. 23 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
Apr. 24 – Wien, Austria – Szene
Apr. 25 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Apr. 26 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 27 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Apr. 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

Get your tickets now: dragon-productions.eu
Further info here: facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Further Primordial festival appearances:
May 12 – Haugesund, Norway – Karmoygeddon
May 26 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli Theatre
June 9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
July 14 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 – Bertingen, Germany – Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 – Brescia, Italy – Colony Festival
July 27 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
Aug. 11 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 – Suceava, Romania – Bucovina Rock Castle

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Primordial online:
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https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

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Rivers of Nihil lands on international charts with new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’

– March 28th, 2018 –

Rivers of Nihil recently released their new album, Where Owls Know My Name, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#3 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#9 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#11 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)
#12 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#21 Current Rock Albums (USA)
#25 Internet Albums (USA)
#40 Record Label Independent Current Albums Consumption (USA)
#51 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#53 Digital Albums (USA)
#57 Top 200 Current Albums (USA)
#61 Billboard Top 200 Albums (USA)
#91 Top Albums w/ TEA (USA)
#50 Top 200 Chart (Canada)
#10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada)
#38 Top Digital Charts (Canada)

To preview and purchase Where Owls Know My Name, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Where Owls Know My Name reunites Rivers of Nihil with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed‘s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy of the Forgotten. The result is the Reading, PA quintet’s most visceral, accomplished, and satisfying offering to-date.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments:
“This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.”

Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:
“This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of ‘Monarchy‘, where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life.”

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction

Mar. 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar. 30 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Mar. 31 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Apr. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Apr. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jamspot *
Apr. 3 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Apr. 4 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Apr. 6 – Knoxville, TN @ International
Apr. 7 – Miami, FL @ The Ground
Apr. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Apr. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Apr. 13 – Houston, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Apr. 14 – Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Apr. 16 – Hot Springs Village, AR @ The Building *
Apr. 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Apr. 18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Apr. 19 – Allentown, PA @ One Centre Square
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
Apr. 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
Apr. 22 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
*=Rivers of Nihil, Enterprise Earth only

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Harm’s Way lands on Billboard charts with new album, ‘Posthuman’

– February 21st, 2018 –

Harm’s Way recently released their new album, Posthuman, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the Billboard charts! See below for all positions:

#10 Current Hard Music Albums
#10 Top New Artist Albums
#31 Top New Artist Albums Consumption
#38 Current Rock Albums
#89 Current Digital Albums
#120 Digital Albums
#123 Top Current Albums

To preview and purchase Posthuman, please visit: metalblade.com/harmsway


Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman is a devastating addition to Harm’s Way‘s catalog. “We’ve always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences,” states drummer Chris Mills, while guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record: “To a Harm’s Way fan, I would describe ‘Posthuman‘ as a blend of ‘Isolation‘(2011) and ‘Rust‘ (2015), but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”

Harm’s Way tour dates
w/ Ringworm, Vein, Queensway

Feb. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb. 21 – Worcester, MA – Middle East
Feb. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Feb. 23 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 25 – Nashville, TN – The End
Feb. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 27 – Tampa, FL – Transitions
Mar. 1 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Mar. 2 – Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
Mar. 3 – Houston, TX – Houston Underground
Mar. 4 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s
Mar. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
Mar. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8
Mar. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Mar. 9 – Berkeley, CA – Gilman
Mar. 10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Mar. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat
Mar. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Mar. 15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
Mar. 17 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Mar. 18 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
Mar. 25 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Harm’s Way line-up:
Chris Mills – drums
Bo Lueders – guitar
James Pligge – vocals
Casey Soyk – bass
Nick Gauthier – guitar

Harm’s Way online:
http://harmsway13.com
http://www.facebook.com/harmsxway
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New Album In Full “Plus Une Main A Mordre” Streaming In Full From Throane

French claustrophobic black metal project Throane – created by the renowned Artist Dehn – is streaming the entire new album “Plus Une Main A Mordre” via Bandcamp, which you can check out in the player below. The album releases today (October 20th) via Debemur Morti Productions.

The track listing is:

1. Aux Tirs Et Aux Traits
2. Et Ceux En lesquels Ils Croyaient…
3. À Trop Réclamer Les vers
4. Et Tout Finira Par Chuter
5. Mille Autres
6. Plus Une Main À Mordr

Check out the album here:

Plus Une Main A Mordre by THROANE

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