Apothesary Announces New Album “Accept Loss Forever”

Fresh from a successful tour of the western U.S., the Northern California-based death metal/core quartet Apothesary has finished recording a sophomore full-length album. Titled “Accept Loss Forever,” the album has been described by the band as an “ode to suffering” and will be issued by M-Theory Audio on July 7th, 2017.

Taking advantage of a break in the busy touring schedule of his other band Hatchet, guitarist Clayton Cagle and his Apothesary band mates – guitarist/vocalist Jared Eandi, drummer Greg O’Neill and bassist Brittany Shankle – spent much of April on the road in support of 2016 EP “Sensory Overload.”

That was all just a precursor for “Accept Loss Forever,” which Cagle describes as an emotional and cathartic album that painstakingly captures the group’s evolution, musically and personally.

“’Accept Loss Forever’ is the true definition of ‘coming of age,’ as some of its material dates back to 2012 – when our average age was just 17 – and spans over half the life of the band,” he explains. “That makes these songs special, because they’re the most accurate representation of our growth both as a band and as human beings. Every significant moment of our transition from adolescence to adulthood has a place on this record, and I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t have this outlet to help put life in perspective. It is my hope that the music on this record helps someone else in the same way it helped me, and the rest of Apothesary, to write. We can’t thank the M-Theory team more for believing in us enough to make this release a reality.”

Apothesary will next perform live on May 27th, headlining the seventh annual Metalfest of Middletown in Northern California. Later this summer, the group will share the stage with M-Theory label mates Helsott and Sicocis at Hollywood’s legendary Viper Room. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Sybernetyks Posts “Virtual Lights” Video

Alt metal band Sybernetyks just released a new music video for “Virtual Lights,” taken from the group’s last album “Dream Machine.” The clip was directed by Paul Darbot & Emilien Vives and can be seen below. For more info on Sybernetyks, head over to Facebook here.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Comity Releasing New Album “A Long, Eternal Fall”

“A Long, Eternal Fall,” the fourth full-length album from France’s experimental extreme metal band Comity, will proudly be released on May 26th in partnership with Translation Loss Records (US) and Throatruiner Records (Europe).

Delivering eight new songs packed with hypnotizing and meticulously dissonant compositions, Comity pushed boundaries with fierce dedication to create the group’s most exquisite and focused release to date.

The album was recorded live by Frederic Rochette at P.N.F. Studios and then mixed & mastered by both Frederic and Comity. Check out the cover artwork below.

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Absorb Recruits New Bassist Manfred “Popai” Kräck

German death metal band Absorb just announced the addition of bassist Manfred “Popai” Kräck (ex-Obstinacy). Guitarist Stefan Pfisterer says of the latest addition:

“We are very proud to welcome Popai as the newest member of Absorb. He was the missing element we have been searching for and definitely fits in the group. We are delighted to convey our next chapter of death metal with him.”

In further news, Absorb is currently working on a new album, which will be released near the end of 2017. Stay tuned for info.

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Death In Motion Posts “Darkly Dreaming” Music Video

Las Vegas, NV based metal band Death In Motion just released an official music video for “Darkly Dreaming.” Filmed, directed, and edited by Chaz Dray, “Darkly Dreaming” is off of the group’s 2014 album, “Dias de Los Muertos.”

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Future Faces Posts First Song “Embraces” Online

Swiss band Future Faces just debuted first track “Embraces” online, which can be heard below. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Beastmilk, Okkultokrati) and with artwork designed by Jonathan Sirit (Belgrado), the group’s debut EP “Revolt” will be released May 26th on 12″ vinyl via Throatruiner Records and GPS Prod.

With hypnotic drums, abyssal bass lines, elegant yet unpolished guitar work and reverb-drenched vocals, each track is a slow condescension into a lightness, enveloping sound, and the birth certificate of a band that is nothing but full of promises.

01. Embraces
02. Columns
03. Structures
04. January

Revolt by Future Faces

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Ascentia Streaming “Pathways” EP

Progressive metal band Ascentia is pleased to announce the release of the “Pathways” EP, which can be heard below or picked up at Bandcamp here.

Founded in 2008, Ascentia is a five piece group based out of Greensboro, NC. Each member’s varied musical background lends a distinctive flavor to the group which results in sonic diversity. The combination of each member’s eclectic musical tastes and desire to create give Ascentia its unique sound.

1. Catharsis (3:21)
2. Revenge (3:38)
3. Aphelion (8:16)
4. Perseverate (6:44)

Pathways by Ascentia

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