New Lyric Video “Star Men” Available From Pyramaze

Denmark based power/progressive metal act Pyramaze released another track from the brand new album “Contingent,” which dropped last Friday, April 28th, via Inner Wound Recordings. If you missed our review for the album, check it out over here.

The track list and album artwork can be found below:

1. Land Of Information
2. Kingdom Of Solace (see lyric video here)
3. Star Men
4. A World Divided (see music video here)
5. Nemesis
6. Contingent – Part I: The Campaign
7. 20 Second Century (see lyric video here)
8. Obsession
9. Heir Apparent
10. Contingent – Part II: The Hammer of Remnant
11. Under Restraint
12. The Tides That Won’t Change
13. Symphony of Tears

Check out “Star Men” – created by Wayne Joyner – here:

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Dark Sarah Announces Addition Of Northern Kings’ JP Leppäluoto

Dark Sarah – the musical project by former Amberian Dawn’s vocalist Heidi Parviainen – announced the addition of Charon/Northern Kings member JP Leppäluoto.

JP Leppäluoto has already been a guest on Dark Sarah’s previous album “The Puzzle,” which was released in November last year, playing the character of “The Dragon.” Check him out on the song “Dance With the Dragon” in the player below.

Dark Sarah recently opened an Indiegogo campaign for a new music video, which sees the story of Dark Sarah and The Dragon continuing. Check out details of the campaign at this location.

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Necronomicon Crowd Funding New Album “Unleashed”

Necronomicon (the German thrash band, not the Canadian death metal group) has a long history and a very loyal fan base that is being called upon to help the outfit finance upcoming album “Unleashed.”

Alongside Agentur EAM and Into The LimeLight Records, Necronomicon is raising funds to finalize the production of theis new record and a re-release of previous album “Pathfinder.” Take a look at the perks for contributing to the campaign at via IndieGogo here.

Last but not least the band will be embarking on a tour across Argentina this coming July 2017. For further info, head over to the group’s Facebook profile.

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Title Track Of New Album “Reality Illusion” Streaming From Damnation Plan

Finnish progressive melodic death metallers Damnation Plan has released the new single “Reality Illusion,” which you can check out in the player below. The song is the title track from the upcoming new album coming March 10th.

The band is running a Pledge Music pre-order campaign for the upcoming full length album. By pre-ordering the album from the campaign you’ll get 10+ in-depth video documentary episodes about the making of the album. The campaign can be found here at this location.

Drummer/songwriter/lyricist Jarkko Lunnas commented: “Creating this album took us 3+ years of hard work, driving me and some of us almost insane during the process of recording the album almost entirely ourselves. It was a massive task but I believe it served the end result well!

“The album deals with separating the truth from the beliefs and seeing it (or not seeing it) through the different bubbles that we’ve learned to live in our stable and modern societies. We are estranged from the reality until we are forced to face it.

“The album delivers the message covering a whole spectrum of feelings from an atmospheric and emotional perspective, all the way to the maximal intensity.”

“Reality Illusion” was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath, etc) at Unisound Studios. The track listing for the album is:

1. Intro
2. Beyond These Walls
3. Rulers Of Truth
4. Rise Of The Messenger
5. Blinded Faith
6. The Empowerment
7. Maze Of Despair
8. Iron Curtain Falls
9. Reality Illusion
10. A Chapter In Greed
11. The Final Destination

Check out “Reality Illusion” here:

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Ne Obliviscaris Re-Releasing Sold Out EPs Via Patreon Campaign

Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris has announced the re-release of long sold out EPs “Sarabande to Nihil” and “Hiraeth” via the band’s Patreon campaign. The band are offering the EPs exclusively via the “Ne Obluminati” fan club program here.

These out of print EPs feature re-recorded tracks from the band’s early years and the “Portal of I” era. These initially sold out in 2014 and have been out of print ever since.

There are no plans to release these in any other format, so participating in this pledge drive is the only chance to hear these very special recordings.

Ne Obliviscaris vocalist and founding member Tim Charles discusses the campaign at greater length in the video below.

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Seven Kingdoms Smashes “Decennium” Crowd Funding Goal

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms will release new album “Decennium” this January. This 10 year anniversary album follows the successfully crowdfunded “In The Walls” EP, and will feature two songs from the EP along with eight brand new tracks.

A crowdfunding campaign for “Decennium” kicked off on December 9th and surpassed its goal in less then one week. New perks are being added daily, as the campaign runs through the middle of January. Check it out and contribute here.

The band is overwhelmed with the support so far and comments: “We are really thrilled that fans are looking forward to ‘Decennium!’ With 32 days to go the Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its $13,500 goal, and is currently at $16,679. We want to thank all our fans for supporting this and showing how powerful crowdfunding and fans can actually be for a growing band. We have now posted our stretch goal and have one more in store if it continues to grow.”

1. Stargazer
2. Undying
3. In The Walls
4. The Tale Of Deathface Ginny
5. Castles In The Snow
6. Kingslayer
7. The Faceless Hero
8. Neverending
9. Hollow
10. Awakened From Nothing

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The Negation Announces Tour Dates With Arkona

In support of second album “Memento Mori,” French black metal quintet The Negation just announced a new French invasion for November dubbed the “Lunaris French Tour,” this time bringing along Poland’s Arkona.

Starting with a U.K. tour alongside Gorgoroth last December and followed by a mainland European invasion with fellow countrymen Mortis Mutilati, the campaign for The Negation’s call to rebellion and revolt of the masses continues.

Nov. 10 – FR – Lorient
Nov. 11 – FR – Bordeaux
Nov. 12 – FR – Lille
Nov. 13 – FR – Paris

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Strychnia Issues New Album Update, Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Strychnia just launched a Kickstarter campaign for new album “Into The Catacombs” (check out the perks for joining the campaign over here) and also revealed the cover artwork below. The band comments:

“For the past year we have been working on completing a new full-length album. Unfortunately the band has dwindled down to 2 members – which does not affect our recording process, but it makes things very hard financially. My partner in the band is a multi-instrumentalist and plays guitar, bass, and drums. So all we need to finish this album is really some extra help with the finances.

“You guys are the best fans we could ever ask for and the amount of support has been immense! You all know our Vocalist – Kevin, was struggling with some personal issues… and because of you guys he is now motivated to come back stronger than ever. We know you will always be by our side, and we will always be by yours!”

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Chariots Of The Gods Returns With New Single, Announces Album Plans

After a small hiatus and lineup changes, Ottawa, ON band Chariots Of The Gods returns in 2016 full force with a new single and an upcoming album.

New single “Into Oblivion” – featuring a guitar solo from Pascal Jobin of The Agonist – is ready to annihilate your ear drums below.

This is just a precursor to upcoming album “Ages Unsung,” set to be released later this year to follow 2013 debut album ‘Tides of War.” If you want to pre-order the album and help out with production costs, head over to the crowd funding campaign here.

Chariots of The Gods comments: “After all this time of not releasing new music, we are really excited and proud to finally present you some new material from the new lineup. With the coming of this new record, we thought that a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter could not only help us face the financial burden of the project, but also give us a way to engage with our fans and gauge the interest in the project.

“Unlike many other crowdfunding platforms, a Kickstarter campaign is ‘all or nothing,’ which mean we don’t get funded unless we reach our goal. Our goal for this campaign is to get 3000$ to help us with the costs of production and promotion. We hope you’ll enjoy our new material as well as the perks that we’ve prepared for you!”

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Dope Launches Campaign For Reunion Tour / Album / DVD

Dope has launched a pre-order for the band’s first ever live album as part of the “Die Mother Fucker Die” reunion tour campaign. The 21 track set was recorded live in Russia and features the classic Dope lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, & Racci Shay.

The live album celebrates the first time that this line up has performed on stage together in more than 13 years. The first goal of the campaign is to fuel a Dope U.S. headline tour, with a global trek on the horizon.

“The United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia are all part of the plan,” says Edsel Dope. “We are all stoked with the insane amount of enthusiasm from fans asking us to bring this line up around the world.”

In addition to a live album, the band plans to film the entire tour, with the intention of creating Dope’s first ever live DVD. The DVD will also include tons of classic backstage footage, unreleased music videos, as well as various, never before seen clips spanning the band’s entire career.

The album will not be available on iTunes or in retail stores. Full details are available here.

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