Samskaras Premiere New Song “Alignment” From Upcoming New EP “Lithification”

Montreal death metal band Samskaras premiere a new song titled “Alignment”, taken from their upcoming new EP “Lithification”, which is set for release on October 26th and includes four tracks recorded with Cryptopsy’s Chris Donaldson at The Grid Studio in Montreal.

Check out now “Alignment” below.

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Obliterate Release Cover Art, Tracklisting, & Release Date For New Album “Impending Death”

Victoriaville, QC based deathcore act OBLITERATE have announced that they will release their highly anticipated sophoore album, and Unique Leader debut, Impending Death on May 18th. The 8 track effort was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Ingested) at The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC, features artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, and showcases the bands most devastating material to date. Upon first listen it is immediately apparent that OBLITERATE will soon find themselves dominating Canadian metal scene.

Drummer Pat Woods commented on the album saying:

“It just came naturally. We knew we had to double up our efforts on this album and that’s exactly what we did. With the help of Chris Donaldson we are about to release our best record to date. Impending Death is a reflection of what we think and how we feel as human beings in this world. Under these true words there’s also a melody that to us, supports and identifies perfectly with the band. We are now affiliated with Extreme Management Group and just signed a record deal with Unique Leader Records, which allows us to be more ready and stronger than ever before. Seeing what was getting prepared, Artery Global quickly offered us to hop on their roster and have already confirmed awesome stuff for us in 2018. Keep your ears and eyes open, we are coming.”

Pre-orders, new music, and tour dates to be announced in the weeks to come.

Impending Death tracklisting –

1. Impending Death
2. Aneurysm
3. I, Cerberus
4. Numbers
5. Hellhole
6. In Devil’s Cares
7. Death Notice
8. Reconquered

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Augury Announce “Illusive Golden Age” – Unveil Cover Art &Teaser

Montreal-based progressive death metal legends Augury has been hard at work the last few years writing and recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Fragmentary Evidence. Today the group is proud to officially announce their 3rd full-length, Illusive Golden Age. Set for release on March 30th through The Artisan Era.

You can listen to an early album teaser video below:

The cover art was designed by renowned artist Filip Ivanovic, who created last year’s Origin album art. Augury enlisted Cryptopsy guitarist Chris Donaldson at The Grid Studios in Montreal with the album’s mixing and mastering to ensure a high-quality sounding final product. Illusive Golden Age is certain to be one of 2018’s most memorable death metal records, and a strong return to form from one of the modern eras most influential progressive death metal acts. The albums first single will see release next Monday, February 5th.

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Augury Inks Record Deal With The Artisan Era

The wait is nearly over! Montreal-based progressive death metal crew Augury has been hard at work the last few years writing and recording a highly-anticipated third album to follow 2009’s “Fragmentary Evidence.”

Today the band is proud to announce signing a record deal with rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, which will be followed by the release of Augury’s 3rd album in 2018.

The Canadian group comments: “We are proud to announce that Augury has teamed with The Artisan Era Records for the release of our third album. While the recording is entering the mixing/mastering process with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid Studios, Augury is back with a new creation, lyrically influenced by lost civilizations and their enigmas, musically following the roots from the two predecessors, 2004’s ‘Concealed,’ and 2009’s ‘Fragmentary Evidence.’ The album’s artwork and title will be disclosed in a further statement, so brace yourselves for its emergence in Spring 2018!”

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Deity Streaming Full Self-Titled Album

Toronto death metal duo Deity will drop a self-titled album this coming June 2nd, but today the band has launched a full stream ahead of time.

The group’s debut album features eight brutal assaults with session drums done by Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) and session bass by Flo Ravet (ex-Nephelium). Mixing and mastering for the album was handled by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist) and the disc was produced by Danny Alessandro with Joey Virgilio.

Guitarist / vocalist Danny Alessandro comments: “This album has been a long time in the making and we are very proud of what we’ve created. From start to finish we want to take the listener on a journey of different emotions and feeling. As fans of metal we wanted to create something the listener could play over several times without losing interest. Something with a timeless feeling, and we feel like we’ve achieved this. Chaotic, aggressive and melodic are the best words to describe this self titled release. We hope the metal community digs the album cheers!!!”

1. Suspended In Animation (1:55)
2. Beginning Of Extinction (8:18)
3. Sacrificium (4:47)
4. From Which We Came, We Now Return (8:40)
5. Rituals (4:36)
6. In Time (6:31)
7. Illuminate The Unwilling (7:57)
8. In Turmoil (We Rise) (12:54)

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Divinity Streaming Full New Album “The Immortalist”

Calgary, AB progressive death metal band Divinity will unleash new album “The Immortalist” on May 26th. The album is a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to Divinity’s craft and can be heard in full below.

“The Immortalist” features 12 tracks that include previous EP releases “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck” and “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum” with 3rd EP “The Immortalist Pt. 3 – Conqueror” now completed to finish off the trilogy series as one huge full-length album.

All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full-length experience. This album also features Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork on vocals for the song “D.M.T.”

The band comments: “We’re very proud of our new album! Our dedication to song writing, recording and producing these 12 songs over the past 5 years has been a crazy musical journey and a huge learning experience that we will never forget.

“Our lyrical content and artwork is based on an original science-fiction concept story about a character who wakes up in a random field within an intricate crop circle with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The character is then thrown into a crazy adventure and eventually learns who he is and how to become immortal. There’s so much more to the story but we don’t want to give it all way just yet.”

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Divinity Releasing “The Immortalist” Full Album

Calgary, AB progressive death metal band Divinity has a next offering for the metal gods with new album “The Immortalist,” a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to the heavy craft due out May 26th.

This album features 12 tracks that includes the two previous EPs “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck” and “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum,” along with the third part “Conqueror” now finished completing the trilogy series for one huge full-length release.

All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full album experience. Bjorn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork further offers guest vocals for the song “D.M.T.”

The bands comments: “Closure is such great thing! We’ve finished our 3rd EP for ‘The Immortalist’ trilogy concept and have decided to take all 3 EP’s and turn it into a full-length album.”

1. Manhunt (4:25)
2. Atlas (4:42)
3. Hallowed Earth (6:04)
4. DMT (7:36)
5. PsyWar (6:36)
6. Distorted Mesh (3:48)
7. The Dead Speak From Behind (7:05)
8. Lucid Creator (4:52)
9. The Reckoning (4:24)
10. All Seeing Eyes (5:40)
11. Momentum (5:21)
12. Conqueror (7:20)

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Divinity Releasing “The Immortalist” Full Album

Calgary, AB progressive death metal band Divinity has a next offering for the metal gods with new album “The Immortalist,” a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to the heavy craft due out May 26th.

This album features 12 tracks that includes the two previous EPs “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck” and “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum,” along with the third part “Conqueror” now finished completing the trilogy series for one huge full-length release.

All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full album experience. Bjorn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork further offers guest vocals for the song “D.M.T.”

The bands comments: “Closure is such great thing! We’ve finished our 3rd EP for ‘The Immortalist’ trilogy concept and have decided to take all 3 EP’s and turn it into a full-length album.”

1. Manhunt (4:25)
2. Atlas (4:42)
3. Hallowed Earth (6:04)
4. DMT (7:36)
5. PsyWar (6:36)
6. Distorted Mesh (3:48)
7. The Dead Speak From Behind (7:05)
8. Lucid Creator (4:52)
9. The Reckoning (4:24)
10. All Seeing Eyes (5:40)
11. Momentum (5:21)
12. Conqueror (7:20)

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Details Of New Album “Awakening” Issued By Wardrum

Steel Gallery Records announces the release of Greek metal act Wardrum’s 4th studio album “Awakening” on October 25th.

“Awakening” is a pure metal album in the technical, yet straight forward music style of the band with 12 songs that take a huge step forward in songwriting and performance.

Wardrum collaborated with The Grid Studios and Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy), who took over the mixing and mastering of the album. The album’s artwork (shown below) and layout was created by Piotr Szafraniec.

The track list for “Awakening” is as follows:

1. The Unrepentant
2. Right Within Your Heart
3. Let The Flames Grow
4. Virtues Of Humanity
5. Sometimes
6. Medusa
7. Time Is The Enemy
8. On Skies Of Grey
9. Baptised In Fire
10. Shade Of Hope
11. Dreams In The Dark
12. The Awakening

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Fractal Cypher Streams Full “The Human Paradox” Album

Montreal prog metal band Fractal Cypher has unleashed debut album “The Human Paradox” today (September 7th). The album was produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) and features nine songs, each hand picked and strategically chosen to best represent the living, breathing entity that is Fractal Cypher.

Guitarist Vincent Bruneau comments: “It’s official, ‘The Human Paradox’ is now available! We’re proud to finally unveil 2 years of hard work and we wish that you guys will enjoy the album as much as we do!”

1. Lost (8:23)
2. Endless Circle (6:26)
3. Shining A While (8:04)
4. Prison Planet (5:27)
5. Imminent Extinction (6:28)
6. Final Abode (8:32)
7. Awakening (6:21)
8. Idle Words (7:52)
9. The Ghost Of Myself (7:24)

The Human Paradox by Fractal Cypher

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