Spiritbox (iwrestledabearonce) Premiere New Song & Music Video “Electric Cross”

A new Spiritbox – featuring current/former members of iwrestledabearonce – song and official music video entitled “Electric Cross” has premiered and can be streamed below.

Comments frontwoman Courtney LaPlante:

“This song makes me so uncomfortable because it’s about everything I do not want to acknowledge. Feeling like I have no autonomy over my own body. How much anger I have towards those who have wronged me, and the environment that allows bad things to happen. Knowing that something that feels so isolating is such a universal feeling.”

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Piah Mater Premiere New Song “Sprung From Weakness” From Upcoming New Album “The Wandering Daughter”

Brazillian progressive death metal band PIAH MATER debut their new song “Sprung From Weakness” streaming below. The track is taken from their upcoming album “The Wandering Daughter” which will be released in October via code666.

Listen to the song below:

The band comment:

“Sprung From Weakness was the first song written for this album and it’s also one of the most straight-forward of the batch. Structure-wise, it has that “song within a song” approach like many in our catalog but for this one, we managed to wrap things up before the 7-minute mark.

The lyrics are about a conflict between two individuals that takes place in the deep, isolated wilderness. At stake, their own survival. What they want to kill is what they see of themselves in the other. Guilt and shame are as much characters in this dispute as any of the persons involved and the environment that surrounds them feeds off of those feelings. But when nature becomes an agent of change, the scales of justice often lean to chaos. That’s when weakness rises as an unsung virtue.”

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Primordial Posts New Song, “Stolen Years” Online, Reveals “Exile Amongst The Ruins” Release Date

Irish metal veterans Primordial has announced that their new album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” will be released through Metal Blade on March 30th and also revealed the tracklisting, which can be viewed below. The group has also premiered the first single from the album, “Stolen Years,” for which a music video can also be viewed below.

Commenting about the album’s first single, “Stolen Years,” A.A. Nemtheanga added: “’Stolen Years’ may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…”

Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial’s 2016 live album Gods To The Godless and has also overseen releases from the likes of Dead Lord, Tribulation and Nemtheanga’s Dread Sovereign, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. While this proved very convenient for all concerned, the recording process was anything but easy. “Sessions were good and productive to start, but as we were thinking on our feet for some songs and getting to hear things for the first time, we had to reassess at times, and this caused a bit of tension,” says MacUiliam. “Also, we had gaps between recording sessions, so an idea which was good in week one didn’t always sound so good in hindsight, and sometimes one person’s vision did not match another’s, and quarrels would ensue.” Nemtheanga notes that the environment in which they tracked Where Greater Men Have Fallen was comfortable for them – based in an old farmhouse in the Irish countryside with time and space from each other, and having a big, open live room available to them.

With the circumstances they found themselves in tracking “Exile Amongst The Ruins” almost the polar opposite, the vocalist feels that “I had to pay for the last one with the stress and darkness surrounding this one. It was fucking hard, cold, nothing worked like it should and it was more or less a total endurance test filled with conflict and discomfort.” However, he is quick to note, wryly, that while this adds up to a miserable experience, the results are unequivocally Primordial, and the record ultimately benefited from the trials faced. “It all adds to making the music what it is – and if it was easy, we’d be a power metal band, right? Strife is life.”

“Exile Amongst The Ruins” tracklisting:

1. Nail Their Tongues
2. Hell Or The Hangman
3. Where Lie The Gods
4. Exile Amongst The Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

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Primordial Posts New Song, “Stolen Years” Online, Reveals “Exile Amongst The Ruins” Release Date

Irish metal veterans Primordial has announced that their new album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” will be released through Metal Blade on March 30th and also revealed the tracklisting, which can be viewed below. The group has also premiered the first single from the album, “Stolen Years,” for which a music video can also be viewed below.

Commenting about the album’s first single, “Stolen Years,” A.A. Nemtheanga added: “’Stolen Years’ may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…”

Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial’s 2016 live album Gods To The Godless and has also overseen releases from the likes of Dead Lord, Tribulation and Nemtheanga’s Dread Sovereign, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. While this proved very convenient for all concerned, the recording process was anything but easy. “Sessions were good and productive to start, but as we were thinking on our feet for some songs and getting to hear things for the first time, we had to reassess at times, and this caused a bit of tension,” says MacUiliam. “Also, we had gaps between recording sessions, so an idea which was good in week one didn’t always sound so good in hindsight, and sometimes one person’s vision did not match another’s, and quarrels would ensue.” Nemtheanga notes that the environment in which they tracked Where Greater Men Have Fallen was comfortable for them – based in an old farmhouse in the Irish countryside with time and space from each other, and having a big, open live room available to them.

With the circumstances they found themselves in tracking “Exile Amongst The Ruins” almost the polar opposite, the vocalist feels that “I had to pay for the last one with the stress and darkness surrounding this one. It was fucking hard, cold, nothing worked like it should and it was more or less a total endurance test filled with conflict and discomfort.” However, he is quick to note, wryly, that while this adds up to a miserable experience, the results are unequivocally Primordial, and the record ultimately benefited from the trials faced. “It all adds to making the music what it is – and if it was easy, we’d be a power metal band, right? Strife is life.”

“Exile Amongst The Ruins” tracklisting:

1. Nail Their Tongues
2. Hell Or The Hangman
3. Where Lie The Gods
4. Exile Amongst The Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

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Wormholedeath To Release New Album From Town Tundra

Russian melodic death metal act Town Tundra has signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of the new album “Misanthropy Never Fails”! The album will be issued on the following schedule:

Digital: October 13th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: November 17th 2017 (Aural Music Group)
USA: December 8th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: December 20th (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution)

A teaser clip for the album, along with the first single/video clip “Wit From Woe,” can be viewed in the player at the bottom.

The band commented: “‘Misanthropy Never Fails’ is the ode to individualism of the Man, confrontation of unique One-Aloner to hostile invasion of the faceless crowd. This is a Declaration of Sacred Love to Personality expressed in the words of Fierce Hatred and Intolerance to rabid narcissism of human cattle’s inner animal essence that oppresses the finest aspirations of the Soul, desecrates and destroys the environment of any Individuality – its freedom, culture, morality and ethics, historical truth, living nature. Misanthropy is the Aegis for the Person against diseases and disappointments of cruel depressive social being – bestiality, ignorance and disharmony. The Aegis that never lies and fails…The music of Town Tundra was born in severe vastness of Russian Arctic. Sharp rhythms made of the echoes of the nonfreezing sea roaring surf, harsh riffs inspired by blizzard howling amidst endless winter night, fabulous solos reminding ice patterns on frozen window, dreamy melodies striving forward and upward full of hope and true russian yearning – all these are merged by the warmth of northern musicians’ hearts as a message to hardline music lovers all over the world!”

The track listing is:

1. Anti-Psalm .21
2. Senseless and Merciless
3. Wit From Woe
4. Jack Of Spades (Fuck & Chic)
5. Misanthropy Never Fails
6. Ill Itch (Sick Of Revolutions)
7. Wolves Of Shame
8. The Last Rome
9. Hell Bleeds With Oil
10. Humiliating And Insulting

Check out the album teaser here:

Check out “Wit From Woe” here:

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Seer Announces New Album “Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void”

Art of Propaganda has set July 7th as the international release date for Seer’s second album, “Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void.”

Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Seer was formed in the fall of 2014 as the days drew short and a chill set in the air. Very much a product of the environment, Seer draws inspiration from the natural power of the Pacific Northwest and harnesses it into epic, expansive doom-sludge.

Feel that power in visual form with the new video for “They Used Dark Forces,” which can be seen below. The new album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Ancient Sands (Rot Preacher)
2. Acid Sweat
3. They Used Dark Forces
4. Burnt Offerings
5. I: Tribe of Shuggnyth
6. II: Spirit River
7. III: Passage of Tears
8. ?????

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Gridfailure Streaming New Track “Target Rich Environment”

Experimental/dark ambient project Gridfailure will issue the politically-charged “Hostile Alchemy” record next week (March 24th, 2017), deploying “Target Rich Environment” into the population early today.

“Target Rich Environment” features guest trumpet by Leila Abdul-Rauf and synth by Jeff Wilson in addition to the vocals, bass, guitar, percussion, electronics, field recordings, and more by Gridfailure’s David Brenner.

1. Unveiled Abyss
2. Target Rich Environment
3. Kompromat
4. Mannequins
5. Surrogates
6. EMP ASAP
7. Scourge Telepathy
8. Hostile Alchemist
9. Fallout Curtain

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Gridfailure Announces “Hostile Alchemy” Release

Gridfailure will release new “Hostile Alchemy” EP in the coming weeks as the experimental outfit acknowledges one year of auditory disruption.

Conceived in the final weeks of the 2016 election cycle in protest to the profoundly destructive and misinformation-fueled current style of politics we’re witnessing, “Hostile Alchemy” delivers nine tracks which bare a more reality-based intent than the outfit’s customary horror.

In addition to suffocating layers of instrumentation and vocals by Gridfailure creator David Brenner, “Hostile Alchemy” features guest contributions from a wide cast of allies including Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm), Faith Ciavarella, Mark Deutrom (Bellringer, ex-Melvins), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves), Pete Tsakiris, Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), Alexei Korolev (The Company Corvette), and more.

Gridfailure will digitally release “Hostile Alchemy” on March 24th with a physical entity of the record to follow. The band’s second full-length, “Teeth Collection,” will then be completed in the coming weeks for release in the spring, with sprawling third album, “Drought Stick,” directly behind it.

The “Hostile Alchemy” track listing is as follows:

1. Unveiled Abyss
2. Target Rich Environment
3. Kompromat
4. Mannequins
5. Surrogates
6. EMP ASAP
7. Scourge Telepathy
8. Hostile Alchemist
9. Fallout Curtain

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New Album “Inglorious II” Announced By Inglorious

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second Inglorious album – “Inglorious II” – on May 12, 2017! The band has also announced new guitar player, who you can meet in the video below!

September 2016 saw Inglorious base itself in Liverpool to work on the follow up to the 2016 eponymous debut album. Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), this new album is set to further enhance the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of “Read All About It,” to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single “I Don’t Need Your Loving”, from the groove of “High Class Woman” to the classic feeling ballad “Making Me Pay”, this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James.

Nathan James on “Inglorious II”: “It came together very organically after spending time touring together and felt great. We knew we were making an album this time too! We focused on getting our sounds just right so we could get into the studio and out in the least time possible. Between Adde’s flat in Malmö, Sweden and Colin’s family home in Somerset, England, this album came together quickly. We spent three weekends in Somerset, writing in a kind of 9-5 fashion, whereby we knew we were at work. Then after a lovely home cooked dinner we would relax, have a few beers and balance out our hard work, the environment is so important to be creative and we had it good!”

The track listing for “Inglorious II” is as follows:

1. I Don’t Need Your Loving
2. Taking The Blame
3. Tell Me Why
4. Read All About It
5. Change Is Coming
6. Making Me Pay
7. Hell Or High Water
8. No Good For You
9. I Got A Feeling
10. Black Magic
11. Faraway
12. High Class Woman

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe 2CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles “I Don’t Need Your Loving” and “Taking The Blame”.

DVD Content:

Live At Donington:

Until I Die
Breakaway
High Flying Gypsy
No Good For You
Holy Water
Warning
Unaware

Special Features:

Inglorious EPK,
Taking The Blame – Music Video
I Don’t Need Your Loving – Music Video
Behind The Scenes

The band have also announced the departure of album guitarist Wil Taylor right after the end of the new album’s recording. They are delighted to announce that for 2017 and moving forward they are reuniting with original member Drew Lowe on guitar, who is joining the band as a permanent member. Full details here:

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All Hail The Yeti Releases “Feed The Pigs” Music Video

If you are one of the many music enthusiasts looking forward to a huge wave of politically-charged, post-election punk, hardcore, and metal, All Hail The Yeti has arrived early to get the party started.

The band leads the charge with an official call for change on new track “Feed The Pigs” – a self-described “wake up call” for our generation to take action in society. Along with the track, the band reveals a new music video below.

“Writing ‘Feed The Pigs’ came very naturally for us; one of the least stressful, yet one of the most important songs we have ever written,” Garritty details to Huffington Post. “We have always been very conscious of the world around us, especially the environment. With everything that is going on around us right now, I felt that this song needed to be heard… so inspiration wouldn’t be the word – it is more of a wake-up call! Our society needs to clue in to what is going on! Change has to start right now!”

Although originally hailing from Canada, the members of All Hail The Yeti have resided in the Los Angeles, CA metropolitan area for several years. Garritty, a business owner in the state of California (Timeless Tattoo), personally feels the sting hitting small mom and pop shops everywhere.

Garritty continues to explain to Huffington Post, “Mom and pop businesses were once a thriving thing here and made this country what it is today. It is unfortunate that it became too expensive to keep things in America and I hope that changes soon. I always support a local business before some big chain or foreign company! If everyone in this country did the same it would make a big difference for people like me. I hope that Americans start to see the reality of this as well, Big corporations like Walmart and Target etc., don’t care about the people, they only care about big profit and to me that is a problem.”

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