Synaptik Announces New Album “Justify & Reason”

British heavy metal five-piece Synaptik recently announced the re-release of debut album “The Mechanisms of Consequence,” arriving as a heavier remixed album due out on January 30th.

The Norwich men show no signs of slowing down as they are also set to make a huge impact in 2017 by following that debut with the release of sophomore album “Justify & Reason,” due out March 10th.

For U.S. fans, it’s a double dose of metal as the remixed album and the new record “Justify & Reason” will be released as a double album directly via Divebomb Records.

Synaptik describes “Justify & Reason” as: “A collection exhibiting real finesse, true technicality but not at the expense of neck-snapping riffs and a progressive air that’s both bracing and intimidatingly menacing.”

1. The Incredible Machine
2. Human / Inhuman
3. Conscience
4. White Circles
5. Esc Ctrl
6. A Man Dies
7. As I Am As I Was
8. I Am The Ghost (intro)
9. Your Cold Dead Trace

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Primal Attack Posts “Halfborn” Music Video

Portuguese thrash metal quintet Primal Attack just premiered a music video for the song “Halfborn,” taken from the band’s second full-length album, “Heartless Oppressor,” which is due out on February 10th via Rastilho Records.

The video was directed by Miguel Miranda and can be seen below. Produced, mixed, and mastered by guitarist/backing vocalist Miguel Tereso, the track listing for “Heartless Oppressor” is as follows:

1. Red Silence
2. Halfborn
3. The Prodigal One
4. Truth And Consequence
5. Strike Back
6. Heart and Bones
7. Hypersonic Generation
8. Above The Live
9. XXI Century Curse

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Faith No More Releases “Cone Of Shame” Music Video

Faith No More today shares a new video from comeback album “Sol Invictus,” debuting a clip brimming with betrayal and revenge for the song “Cone of Shame.”

“This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery,” Bill Gould explains. “Given the song’s sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there’s a vibe there that I felt wouldn’t be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic.”

“Cone of Shame” was the third song previewed from Faith No More’s album “Sol Invictus,” initially debuted at a 2015 Japanese concert. Rolling Stone described the four-and-a-half minute track as “a sparse, Spaghetti Western,” while Consequence of Sound proclaimed it “a tour de force of the band’s talents.”

A limited edition “Cone of Shame” 7-inch will be available on November 25th with pre-orders available soon.

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Brutai Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Commandeering the modern metal ship since the release of blazing new single “Deep,” the past few months have seen London based metallic rockers in Brutai go from strength to strength.

After recently supporting the likes of Butcher Babies, Textures, and The Five Hundred, the band now reveals upcoming shows, including a date supporting Soilwork. Catch Brutai live:

12th August – Bloodstock Festival – Sophie Stage
20th August – Readipop – Reading
21st August – The Monolith All Day – Dingwalls, London w/ Zoax, Press to Meco, No Consequence
24th August – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton w/ Voices From The Fuselage
25th August – London – Underworld w/ Soilwork

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Monsterworks Releasing “Black Swan Annihilation” Album

Monsterworks just announced the June 24th release of new album “Black Swan Annihilation.” The album will be available as a free download, or as a CD with bonus tracks and 5.1 Surround / HD stereo mixes.

“Black Swan Annihilation” carries a theme about the rise of man and destruction we could face as the consequence of an unpredictable disaster. There are many “Black Swan” events throughout history which have caused profound change, and this time humanity is taken to the brink of extinction.

1. Immortalist
2. To Have Done What Must Be
3. Unbridled Force of Nature
4. Black Swan Annihilation
5. Vanishing Point
6. Unbeheld
7. Archivo Omnia

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Stratovarius Releasing New Album “Eternal”

Stratovarius has broken its year long silence to reveal the band is in the studio completing a new record, with the release preceded by a performance at Wacken Open Air Festival and followed by a full tour. “Eternal” will drop on August 14th, 2015. EarMusic also comments:

“The trilogy of albums ‘Polaris,’ ‘Elysium’ and ‘Nemesis’ were released close to each other as the consequence of the renewed creative energy the band gained following the arrival of new members to support the historical members Kotipelto, Johansson and Michael.

“The previous three albums by Stratovarius showcased the many talents of guitarist Mattias Kupianen (prolific songwriter and producer of all the albums, including ‘Eternal’), virtuoso bass player Lauri Porra and, on the third of the three, the young talent Rolf Pilve, one of the best drummer of his generation who had to replace Jörg Michael after the latter decided to move into a new role in Stratovarius management.

“The most recent album ‘Nemesis’ included the single ‘Unbreakable,’ which became one of the most streamed songs ever released by Stratovarius. Kotipelto and Johansson proudly carry the torch of the glorious Stratovarius tradition, but now many fans of the band consider the current line-up ‘classic Stratovarius.’ The new album ‘Eternal’ has been the longest album in the making from the band.”

“Since ‘Polaris’ we have released a new studio album pretty much every two years,” reflects Jens Johansson, “but after ‘Nemesis,’ we all decided to take a little bit of time off after we finished the world tour. Now we’re all tanned and rested and it’s about fucking time to get back into the saddle. Everybody has been busy the last few months writing lots of new songs, and only the best has been recorded for ‘Eternal.’”

10/05 Tallinn – Factory (EST)
10/06 Riga – Melna Piektdiena (LIT)
10/07 Vilnius – Galaxy Event Hall (LIT)
10/09 Cracov – Fabryka (PL)
10/10 Warsaw – Progresja (PL)
10/11 Berlin – C-Club (GER)
10/13 Vienna – Szene (AT)
10/14 Budapest – Club 202 or Barba Negra (HUN)
10/16 Geiselwind – Musichall (GER)
10/17 Lindau – Vaudeville (GER)
10/20 Munich – Backstage (GER)
10/21 Milano – Live Club (IT)
10/23 Bilbao – Santana (ESP)
10/24 Madrid – Sala BUT (ESP)
10/25 Sevilla – Custom (ESP)
10/27 Valencia – Koh-Tao (ESP)
10/28 Barcelona – Razzmatazz (ESP)
10/30 Pratteln – Z-7 (CH)
10/31 Besancon – La Rodia (F)
11/01 Paris – Trabendo (F)
11/03 London – O2 Islington Academy (UK)
11/04 Vosselaar – Biebob (BE)
11/05 Eindhoven – Effenaar (NL)
11/06 Cologne – Essigfabrik (GER)
11/07 Bochum – Matrix (GER)
11/09 Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
11/10 Stuttgart – LKA (GER)
11/11 Hamburg – Gruenspan (GER)
11/12 Karlsruhe – Substage (GER)
11/13 Kufstein – Kulturfabrik (AT)

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Hate Posts “Leviathan” Lyric Video

After releasing a music video for “Valley Of Darkness,” Hate now has a new lyric clip online for the track “Leviathan.”

Both songs come by way of the upcoming “Cursade:Zero” album, due to drop on January 30th in Europe and February 10th in North America. The track listing is:

1. Vox Dei (a Call From Beyond)
2. Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Thy Wrath
3. Death Liberator
4. Leviathan
5. Doomsday Celebrities
6. Hate Is The Law
7. Valley Of Darkness
8. Crusade Zero
9. The Omnipresence
10. Rise Omega The Consequence!
11. Dawn Of War
12. Black Aura Debris
13. The Reaping (Bonus Track)

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Hate Streaming 3rd Preview Clip Of New Album “Crvsade: Zero”

Poland’s death metal outfit Hate released a third in a series of preview teasers for the upcoming new release “Crvsade: Zero.” The album is set for a January 25th release via Napalm Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Vox Dei (a Call From Beyond)
2. Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Thy Wrath
3. Death Liberator
4. Leviathan
5. Doomsday Celebrities
6. Hate Is The Law
7.valley Of Darkness
8. Crusade Zero
9. The Omnipresence
10. Rise Omega The Consequence!
11. Dawn Of War
12. Black Aura Debris
13. The Reaping (Bonus Track)

Check out the third teaser below.

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Throwdown Streaming New Song “Defend With Violence”

Throwdown has released another new track titled “Defend With Violence” from the upcoming LP, “Intolerance,” due out next week on January 21st, 2014.

The new album was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. “Intolerance” features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (Bleeding Through, No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves), who joined Throwdown’s recent touring lineup alongside Demon Hunter drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts and “Deathless” era bassist Mark Mitchell.

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Fight Or Die
2. Borrowed Time
3. Avow (streaming here)
4. Hardened By Consequence
5. Defend with Violence
6. Suffer, Conquer.
7. Cut Away
8. Intolerance
9. Without Weakness
10. Born and Buried Alone
11. Condemned to Live

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Symbotic Streaming "The Consequence I’m"

Mexican death metal band Symbiotic has been streaming a track from its new five-song EP “A Programmed Death.” That track, “The Consequence I’m,” is posted below. Symbiotic will be having a release party for the EP in its hometown of Leon, Guanajuato at the After Bar on December 1st which will feature four other Mexican bands. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of “A Programmed Death.”

1. The Consequence I’m
2. The True Face Of Horror
3. No Logic
4. Deified
5. Decrepit God


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