The Atlas Moth Announces Summer Tour Dates, New Album

The Atlas Moth has announced a U.S. tour in August with Vattnet Viskar and Profound Lore band Atriarch.

This will be The Moth’s last run in support of the “Old Believer” album as the band will be hard at work on a new album following the live trek. Dates are as follows:

08/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
08/07 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock*
08/08 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s*
08/10 – Boise, ID @ Shredder*
08/11 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
08/12 – Portland, OR @ Ash St. Saloon
08/13 – Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
08/14 – Glendale, CA @ The Complex
08/15 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
08/16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
08/17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/18 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
08/19 – Houston, TX @ Rudyards
08/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
08/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
08/22 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
08/23 – Asheville, NC @ New Mountain
08/24 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
08/26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
08/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

*no Atriarch

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Ana Sapphira Streams Full “Edge Walker” Album

There’s an ear-catching new sound resonating out of New Hampshire’s burgeoning underground music scene compliments of metal/hardcore outfit, Ana Sapphira.

The New England-based quintet has been hard at work preparing for the release of new album “Edge Walker,” due out tomorrow, June 30th. Today the full album comes online and can be streamed below.

When asked about the inspiration behind the record lead vocalist and lyricist, Jonathan Lamper, shared, “‘Edge Walker’ is about no longer settling for what I’ve always known. It’s about taking the risk on a purpose in life that’s much bigger than me and what’s always been comfortable.”

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Ovid’s Withering Posts New Album Teaser

Ovid’s Withering has posted a teaser trailer online for an upcoming album, with the band also commenting:

“As we near closer and closer to the release of the album, we are excited to be able to finally start showing you what we’ve been hard at work on. This 2nd album is an origin of our world, our gods, and their stories…all of which we plan to continue expanding for albums to come.

“Thank you guys so much for the support so far on our campaign. We really want to know what you think about our new stuff, so please give us your thoughts. Enjoy!”

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Arkiva Releases “Final Solace” Music Video

U.K. band Arkiva recently released debut single “Final Solace,” and an accompanying music video can now be seen below. Recorded at Insonic Studios and produced by Gaz Wilde (Wildside Riot), “Final Solace” is the first taste of brutality from the Lincolnshire based crew.

Formed in the winter of 2013, the band has been hard at work writing and performing for a 2015 debut album release. Currently busy recording for a preceding EP, tentatively scheduled for a June 2015 release, the band is excited for what this coming year holds, commenting:

“With the material completed so far and from the amazingly unexpected outcome and positive feedback from our debut live show, we are really looking forward to getting what we have out there to you all”

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Kataklysm Issues New Album Update

Kataklysm is currently working on the follow-up to latest album “Waiting For The End To Come,” and today the band issued the following udpate:

“2015 is here and Kataklysm is ready to claim it. Guitarist J-F Dagenais is hard at work in his studio in Texas tracking the new album and as promised we will unveil the title of the new album tomorrow, so come back and check in with us, cheers and a Happy New year to the best fans in the world, the Kataklysm legions.”

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Seven Year Storm Posts “Aion I” EP Teaser

Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer / instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends to take his creativity to the next level.

The outcome is Vancouver-based instrumental progressive metal band Seven Year Storm, featuring the support of guitar-wizard and good friend Dean Lamb (Archspire).

To get these works of art off the studio floor, Lang launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary investment to complete the first collection of songs, which will be released in 2015 as two EPs: “Aion I” and “Aion II.”

Lang comments: “I’ve been hard at work on my first release, Aion I. Here is a little taste of what is to come! This wouldn’t be possible without the excellent musicians involved, as well as my amazing Indiegogo contributors who helped bring this project to life!”

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NovaThrone Recruits New Drummer Adam Sauter

Louisiana’s NovaThrone has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

“As many of you know, over the past year or two, we’ve had trouble keeping a full band. For the longest time we felt that we couldn’t call our band whole, but now we feel that the band is truly complete.

“We are very pleased to announce our new drummer Adam Sauter. We’ve all been very hard at work practicing these songs and getting ready to hit the road and spread a whole new breed of death.

“On top of that, we’re heading into the studio soon to continue tracking with our recently rejoined vocalist Jared Dawn.

“Prepare yourselves, ‘Revenants’ is coming soon.”

You can also see a new drum video clip from NovaThrone over at Facebook here.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues New Album Update

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hard at work finishing up the writing process of a new album tentatively titled “Triumphia.”

The follow-up to “Recurring Themes” (reviewed here) will be a concept album headed into the 65+ minute range, with the tentative track listing as follows:

1. Overture
2. Distance
3. Something In The Way
4. The Fog
5. Sleepless
6. Lake Of Fire
7. The Knife
8. Arborous Calm

Of the new album, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger had this to say: “Hey guys, ‘Triumphia’ showcases a stunning level of growth. From beautiful melodic passages to impossibly massive riffs to epic hooks that will have you singing along almost immediately, this is a jaw-dropper, pal. Grab onto your tender bits with both hands, son.”

Over the next couple of months the band will be prepping for the studio, and finalizing arrangements, with a Spring 2015 release expected.

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Sanity’s Rage Posts “Thumbs Up For The End Of The World” Lyric Video

Belgian thrash metal group Sanity’s Rage is celebrating a 10th anniversary appropriately commemorating a “Decade Of Calamity” with the release of the lyric video for “Thumbs Up For The End Of The World.” Dead Inside Records also comments:

“Sanity’s Rage are no strangers to the metal world. Having delivered their brand of anger-fueled, technical thrash over the last 10 years to the metal masses with their high energy live performances alongside many of their peers such as Laaz Rockit, Destructor, Huntress, Gamma Bomb, Saxon, Testament, Savage Messiah, Agent Steel, Onslaught and many… many more.

“The band has been hard at work preparing for an all-out pure thrash attack to be released in 2015 via Dead Inside Records as a follow-up to 2012’s ‘You Are What You Swallow.'”

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Veil Of Maya Parts Ways With Vocalist Brandon Butler

Veil Of Maya has parted ways with vocalist Brandon Butler. The band issued the following announcement about the lineup change:

“Currently we are hard at work on our new studio album and while the music is almost finished, the hunt for a new vocalist is now on.

“We are very excited with how well this album is turning out and cannot wait to release it soon on Sumerian Records. We know that both our long-time AND new fans will be calling THIS their favorite Veil of Maya album of all time.

“We want to wish Brandon good luck with anything and everything that he does in the future and thank him for being a part of the band.”

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