Vinide Premiere New Video “The Beginning Scene” From Upcoming New Album “Reveal”

Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide will release their third album ‘Reveal’ on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single ‘The Beginning Scene’ from the concept album is released today.

Watch music video for it below.

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In Studio Video Footage Posted By Sleeping Romance

Italy’s Sleeping Romance posted behind the scenes in studio footage from the recordings for the upcoming new release “Alba,” which drops on November 3rd via Napalm Records.

The concept of “Alba,” ‘Dawn’ in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there’s always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.

The full track listing for “Alba” is:

1. Overture – Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding (see video clip here)
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation (see lyric video here)
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture – Daylight

Check out the clip here:

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New Album “IAO 269” Announced By Corpose Garden

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden, will be releasing the third album “IAO 269” in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally (exact date TBA). Check out the new track “Selenomantic Ecstasies” in the player at the bottom.

“IAO 269” follows up conceptually on the previous album, “Entheogen” (2015), and takes the band into a brand new and bolder, experimental – and even trance-like – direction.

Guitarist Federico Gutiérrez comments on what influenced this direction: “music is always a response from whatever we are feeling at the moment of its creation. It is an extension of our feelings and emotions”. The album was heavily influenced by the music the band members were listening to during the creation process of the album: krautrock, 70s and 80s post-punk and ambient music among others.

“When we were crafting the music, it became more obvious that the concept of the album would be a continuation of the concept on Entheogen: It’s the harness of knowledge through the occult and realizing its power and the abilities it descends upon one’s hands”.

“IAO 269” was produced by Colin Marston and Corpse Garden. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York.

Stay tuned for more information on the album. In the meantime, check out the new song “Selenomantic Ecstasies” here:

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Epica Posts Behind The Music Video For “The Solace System”

On September 1st, symphonic metal masters Epica proudly unleashed “The Solace System” mini-album. This EP includes six brand-new tracks, which were written and recorded during the process of latest album “The Holographic Principle.”

To give you all a better understanding of the content and the concept of the EP, Epica released multiple episodes of a behind-the-music series. Check out the third and final part below.

The band comments: “Here’s our view on the new upcoming EP The Solace System. We talk about the music and the lyrics of all the songs you can find on this record. Enjoy watching!”

The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen, while artwork was once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.

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Unparalleled Height Premieres “The Enemy Within” Music Video

With music built around powerful rhythms and soaring guitar leads, Pittsburgh group Unparalleled Height today unleashes first single “The Enemy Within” off upcoming album “Resurgence Vol. I.”

The single arrives in the form of a new music video, which we’re stoked to exclusively premiere below, and will have you fighting you in a bloody good time out in the woods!

The band is on a relentless mission to reach those who are struggling and be a support system. Lyrically, the band centers around this concept, while sonic influences are taken from modern bands like Bullet for my Valentine, Killswitch Engage, and Avenged Sevenfold, with nods to the classic metal greats.

Like what you hear in the video clip below? Be sure to follow Unparalleled Height through Facebook or over at Instagram here.

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Details Of New Album “Alba” Revealed By Sleeping Romance

Let the curtain rise on the new Mediterranean symphonic metal sensation: Sleeping Romance. The new album “Alba” will be released on November 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records and available as digital download as well as jewel case.

This Italian quintet displays true mastery, as they fuse bloodcurdling classical sounds with monstrous melodic death metal-riffing. The music is full of force yet sustained by noble, theatrical flamboyance and provides a symphony for the broken-hearted who somehow manage to love again.

The upcoming album “Alba” leads a journey of orchestral opera arrangements and siren songs; touching, sometimes frightening, but always as personal as can be. Songstress Federica Lanna means every word she sings and Federico Truzzi complements her lovely voice with delicate guitars. Don’t miss out on all details including track listing, release date, available formats and album cover below.

The band commented states: “We are very excited to present our new album ‘Alba,’ an album we are very proud of! ‘Alba’ represents a strong musical evolution compared to our debut album and is more dark, powerful and deep. Heavy guitar riffing, a lot of orchestral and choir sections and emotional lyrics is what you’ll get from this album. All strings, woodwinds, brasses and choir parts are recorded live to give our songs real life and a great sound.

The concept of Alba, ‘Dawn’ in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there’s always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.
We really hope you will appreciate our second album, both the music and the concept and atmosphere!”

The full track listing can be found below:

1. Overture – Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture – Daylight

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Centuries Of Decay Streaming Full New Album

Toronto quintet Centuries Of Decay will drop a debut, self-titled concept album this coming August 4th, 2017. Today the group has released an advance full album stream – check it out below.

Drummer Derrick Doucette comments: “We’ve often thought about the fragility of civilization throughout history and the idea of events repeating itself. With that in mind, our concept album tells the story of society being born, corrupt and destroyed in an endless cycle. It can be taken as a literal piece of fiction, or even a social commentary. It also comes from more personal issues such as depression, disillusionment and failure.”

1. Intro (1:10)
2. Centuries of Decay (9:56)
3. The Architect (4:12)
4. Asylum (5:46)
5. Odyssey (8:50)
6. Wings of Death (4:55)
7. Rise (6:26)
8. Demise (12:18)

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Centuries Of Decay Posts New Song “Wings Of Death”

Toronto based quintet Centuries Of Decay will unleash a debut, self-titled concept album this coming August 4th, 2017. Drummer Derrick Doucette comments:

“We’ve often thought about the fragility of civilization throughout history and the idea of events repeating itself. With that in mind, our concept album tells the story of society being born, corrupt and destroyed in an endless cycle. It can be taken as a literal piece of fiction, or even a social commentary. It also comes from more personal issues such as depression, disillusionment and failure.”

Today band reveals second single “Wings of Death,” a song about religious and political propaganda and how its used to draw lines between people and nations. The lyrical content of this song draws from influences from George Orwell’s 1984.

The track was written as two halves, a slower heavier groove, then kicking into fast paced death metal with some vocal harmonies by guitarists Rob McAllister and Devin Doucette.

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Centuries Of Decay Announces Self-Titled Album

We live on the layers of deep time and history, strata of times past; life literally depends on centuries of decay. It’s fitting then that Centuries Of Decay builds on the metal that has come before to create the metal of the future.

The Toronto-based quintet will bring out a debut self-titled album this coming August 4th, 2017. Drummer Derrick Doucette comments:

“We’ve often thought about the fragility of civilization throughout history and the idea of events repeating itself. With that in mind, our concept album tells the story of society being born, corrupt and destroyed in an endless cycle. It can be taken as a literal piece of fiction, or even a social commentary. It also comes from more personal issues such as depression, disillusionment and failure.”

Today the band reveals a first single titled “Rise,” which is a track about pure rebellion and the rise of extreme opposition. It is the band’s most brutal song and is a tribute to the death/black metal that has been an influence in the past.

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Were I Blind Releases Self-Titled Video

Combining the party elements of electronic music with energetic and chaotic riffs, London-based electro / industrial metal outfit Were I Blind is about to bounce into the scene with a self-titled EP.

The band was formed around drummer/songwriter OC Preciado (Breed 77, Reverted), Alberto Marin (Def Con Dos, Hamlet, Kaothic) and Andrew Trewin (Collisions, Magna Carta) and will reveal full EP details soon.

For now, Were I Blind reveals a debut single for the EP’s title track. Check out the music video below, and the band also comments:

“Our new single ‘Were I Blind’ is an analogy of the concept of how society is being subliminally controlled through media, and how we/society are continually becoming more blind as to what is actually going on in the world by feeding our egos with materialistic gains and likes on social media. The idea behind the lyrics is that if we were to close our eyes, perhaps we would wake up and see the truth.”

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