New Song “The Singularity” Streaming From Affliktor

Wyoming’s Affliktor issued another new song from the self-titled debut record coming October 20th via Transcending Obscurity Records. Check out “The Singularity” courtest of Metal Talk at this location, or just down in the player below.

Guitarist Toby Knapp used his experience of neoclassical metal music and mashed it with his black/thrash project Affliktor. On “The Singularity” he comments: “The guitar playing is coming more from a Trey Azagthoth, Jeff Hanneman attitude than say, Steve Vai or someone truly considered virtuosic. I think there is some creativity here possibly because this is a black/death Metal album approached completely thinking out of the box.”

The track listing is:

1. Storms of Demogorgon (song streaming here)
2. Born To The Breeder
3. Backwards Into Hell
4. Chaos Magick Totality (song streaming here)
5. Burn The Earth
6. The Singularity
7. Planet Rogue
8. Nothing Shall Arise
9. Pazuzu Invoked

Check out “The Singularity” here:

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Matt Chanway Releases Debut, Self-Titled Album

Matt Chanway – lead guitarist for western Canada’s old-school death/thrash metal act Assimilation – has independently released an eponymous debut album offering some fresh, unique compositions and fiery guitar playing to the progressive metal genre.

These compositions bridge the gap between old-school and modern progressive rock and metal, and feature upbeat, crunchy riffs, soaring melodies, and tasteful, articulate leads. Check it out at Bandcamp here or in the player below.

1. Evidence of the Arcane (06:22)
2. The Receiver of Wisdom (06:58)
3. Harbinger 2.1 (08:24)
4. 271114 (06:48)
5. Eyes in the Sky (05:48)
6. Lucidity (06:26)

Matt Chanway by Matt Chanway

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Michael Schenker Announces New Album “Bridge The Gap”

Michael Schenker will release a brand new studio album entitled “Bridge The Gap” in Germany on Friday, November 22nd. Check out the trailer below.

Released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker’s band Temple of Rock, which consists of ex-Scorpions member Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow’s Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

The new album features 13 hard-hitting melodic rock’n’roll songs that showcase Schenker’s distinctive and explosive guitar playing, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell, and Buchholz appeared on the same album together since the Scorpions’ 1979 “Lovedrive.”

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LLVME Introduces New Guitarist Belial Báez

Yesterday Spanish act LLVME announced the recruitment of new guitarist Belial Báez and revealed that the band’s new album “Yía the Nuesu” will be out by the end of the month. Footage has now been posted online of Belial Báez showcasing his guitar playing style, which can be found below.

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