Spiritbox (Iwrestledabearonce) Premiere New Single & Music Video “Belcarra”

Spiritbox premiere a new official music video for their new track “Belcarra“ streaming below.

Vocalist Courtney LaPlante (also Iwrestledabearonce) says of this latest single:

“Lyrically this song mirrors the instrumental: it is anxious, angry and full of spite. It is a ode to all the things I don’t like about myself and how claustrophobic that makes me feel.

The singing break is also a highlight for me because though I feel most comfortable in layers and harmonies, in this song the singing is on track, done in one or two takes.

I purposely recorded this singing part after I was done all the screaming for all tracks, and you can really hear the exhaustion is my voice.”

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Every Hour Kills Premieres New Single “Illusorian” From Upcoming EP ‘Fragile Machine’

Progressive metal band EVERY HOUR KILLS has released a new single, “Illusorian,” off of their upcoming EP, Fragile Machine.

Check out now “Illusorian” below.

Track List:

1. NumLock
2. Aldebaran
3. Illusorian
4. Fragile Machine
5. Death Song
6. NumLock Instrumental
7. Aldebaran Instrumental
8. Illusorian Instrumental
9. Fragile Machine Instrumental
10. Death Song Instrumental

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Every Hour Kills Premieres New Single “Illusorian” From Upcoming EP ‘Fragile Machine’

Progressive metal band EVERY HOUR KILLS has released a new single, “Illusorian,” off of their upcoming EP, Fragile Machine.

Check out now “Illusorian” below.

Track List:

1. NumLock
2. Aldebaran
3. Illusorian
4. Fragile Machine
5. Death Song
6. NumLock Instrumental
7. Aldebaran Instrumental
8. Illusorian Instrumental
9. Fragile Machine Instrumental
10. Death Song Instrumental

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Every Hour Kills Premieres New Single “Illusorian” From Upcoming EP ‘Fragile Machine’

Progressive metal band EVERY HOUR KILLS has released a new single, “Illusorian,” off of their upcoming EP, Fragile Machine.

Check out now “Illusorian” below.

Track List:

1. NumLock
2. Aldebaran
3. Illusorian
4. Fragile Machine
5. Death Song
6. NumLock Instrumental
7. Aldebaran Instrumental
8. Illusorian Instrumental
9. Fragile Machine Instrumental
10. Death Song Instrumental

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The Dead Centuries Premiere “Blood Dragon” Guitar Playthrough

Unleashing their debut album “Race Against Time” this past January, Ottawa’s instrumental progressive metal trio THE DEAD CENTURIES’ full length features ten tracks of melodic, high energy and refreshing material. Influenced by Protest The Hero, Periphery, Paul Gilbert, Sithu Aye and Intervals, their release is full of hook and sinker compositions, shining guitar riffs and overall escapades through their instrumental progressive metal.THE DEAD CENTURIES are showcasing their shredding chops with their second guitar playthrough for “Blood Dragon” streaming below.

Comments guitarist Adam Tremblett:

“Blood Dragon is another high energy song focusing on the interaction between guitar lines. It features a dance inspired two handed guitar section which blends complexity with listen-ability. The final section of the song changes pace for a guitar solo which features bursts of harmonized guitar to add moments of increased intensity.”

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Divine Realm Premiere New Song “Hanging Valleys” From Upcoming New Album “Nordicity”

Canadian Instrumental Progressive Metal/Prog-Rock/Djent influenced group Divine Realm premiere a new song entitled “Hanging Valleys”, taken from their upcoming new album “Nordicity”, which will be out in stores worldwide March 2nd in association with It Djents.

Check out now “Hanging Valleys” below.

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Tragul Premiere New Video “The Tree of Life”

Formed in 2016 by keyboardist Adrian Benegas (Pergana), symphonic power metal act Tragul features a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (ex Rhapsody of Fire). Having unleashed three singles “Bennu”, “The Message” and “Into The Heart of The Sun” earlier this year, the band reveal their latest video for their fourth single “The Tree of Life” streaming below.

Band founder Adrian Benegas comments:

“Our latest single ‘The Tree of Life’ is about hope, we wanted to give the fans a song they can relate to when they have had hard times. From its flowing melodies, powerful choruses, and a nice blend of the instrumental parts. We like to introduce a pleasant listening experience: nice sounds and beautifully executed vocals.”

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Video Clip For New Song “Yo Man” Issued By Rancho Bizzarro

Italian stoner rockers Rancho Bizzarro released new promo clip for “Yo Man,” the new single from the upcoming self-titled new album, which is slated to drop on October 6th via Argonauta Records (pre-order the album over here). Check it out the clip in the player below.

Rancho Bizzarro is the new project by Izio Orsini, who after his debut “Weedooism” with the name Bantoriak (new album due later in 2018), took the decision to start a new band, an Instrumental four-piece with a clear stoner desert rock influence, highly recommended if you like Brant Bjork, MC5 and Black Sabbath.

The track list for “Rancho Bizzarro” is as follows:

1. Five Hermanos
2. Garage Part Two
3. Incredible Bongo
4. Mood Brant
5. Yo Man
6. Katching
7. Mr. Aloba

Check out “Yo Man” here:

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Afterbirth Posts “Sifting Through The Sands Of The Unholy”

“The Time Traveler’s Dilemma,” the impending debut from New York death metal collective Afterbirth, will see release next week via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, today new song “Sifting Through The Sands Of The Unholy” is offered up for streaming below.

“Originally, this song was always intended to be an instrumental,” states guitarist Cody Drasser. “Even when we had our original, pioneering death metal vocalist Matt Duncan in the band and I was preparing the song to show to the rest of the members, it always had a sense, to me at least, of being a long, epic, and atmospheric progressive death metal track that lent itself more to mental imagery and inner wanderings than needing any particular lyrical vision. Conceptually, I had always been reminded of the horrific ambience and terror of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Nameless City’ when I was piecing the song together.”

Cody goes on to say, “The song title itself arose from a late-night death metal talk with a friend of mine many years ago and it always stuck in my head as being particularly inventive and memorable. Musically, it springs from inspiration guided by my early love for thrash and heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden, Kreator, Megadeth, Metallica, etc. as I wanted to capture and evoke the aura and spirit that those bands stirred up in my young psyche with their adventurous, legendary songwriting, especially when it came to some of their more extended, and epic song passages. For a long time it did exist as the instrumental version. After Matt’s departure from the band and new vocalist Will Smith coming on board, we all spoke about the idea of perhaps adding lyrics to the song; while I might have been slightly hesitant at first, Will presented ideas to the band that coincided with my own personal interpretations that were a perfect fit for the song and honestly too good to ignore just for the sake of keeping the track strictly instrumental.”

Adds Smith, “This song was originally written as an instrumental, but when I heard it I could imagine classic Afterbirth vocal patterns and easily convinced the guys to let me write and record the song’s vocal mix. I’m very proud that it ended up being used on the album. Like most of the album, the song title and concept were established before I joined and I just wrote the lyrics based on my band mate’s ideas. Most of the visuals and narrative are based on the flashback scenes from ‘The Exorcist II’ and ‘Exorcist: The Beginning’ which explored that back story further.”

Afterbirth’s “The Time Traveler’s Dilemma” will see release on July 28th on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joseph Cincotta at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) and comes enclosed in the cover art of Kishor Haulenbeek (Black Harvest). The vinyl edition was mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst et al). As an extra bonus, Frank Rini (ex-Internal Bleeding) performs backing vocals on the track, “Timeless Formless.”

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Sophomore Album “Of Clans And Clones And Clowns” Announced By Soul Enema

Israel-based progressive metal band Soul Enema announced the impending release date of the sophomore full length album “Of Clans and Clones and Clowns” on June 23rd, the album is now available for pre-order from either Bandcamp or iTunes.

The album album represents an interesting and varied combination of influences, including 14 tracks mixed an mastered by legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Symphony X).

Soul Enema has issued a statement on the forthcoming album saying: “Looking back, it took a lot of time and effort to create ‘Of Clans and Clones and Clowns,’ and the final result brings the feeling of a real accomplishment. It was a long, complicated process, constantly laden with a myriad of good reasons to give up or compromise. It probably couldn’t be any different, as our goal was a mature, well-produced statement, consistent in quality throughout, and at the same time versatile enough in its various moods, styles and approaches.

“A creative and diverse Rock/Metal album, exploring vast melodic and rhythmic territories — from ABBA to Zappa, from King Crimson to King Diamond, between East and West and way beyond — in true progressive fashion. Like any reflection of the world we live in, it takes a wild ride over a wide emotional spectrum: sad, funny, perfectly sane, totally insane, very direct, quite obscure, and everything in between.”

“Of Clans and Clones and Clowns” also features guest contributions from Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen, Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land, Yossi Sassi Band), Sergey Kalugin and Yuri Ruslanov (from leading Russian proggers Orgia Pravednikov).

The band commented: “We had a great honor of featuring the instrumental talents of these, as well as other wonderful musicians. Our next aim was to ensure that all of these components work in the final picture, and that’s the reason why we welcomed one of the best guys on the list to mix and master this work — Jens Bogren. It deserved the best possible treatment, just as you as a listener deserve the best possible quality. The mixing process was far from trivial, and it took some effort to shape everything our way – clear and powerful enough, yet not overproduced. So, if you like what you hear, please order yourself a CD, or the highest quality digital download, to have it the way we really meant it to sound – full-scale and uncompromising. We hope you will have your own exciting experience with the album!”

Soul Enema released a few singles from Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, you can check them below.

Of Clans and Clones and Clowns Track Listing:

1. Omon Ra
2. Cannibalissimo Ltd.
3. Spymania
4. Breaking the Waves
5. The Age of Cosmic Baboon
6. In Bed With an Enemy (ft. Y. Ruslanov, S. Kalugin)
7. Last Days of Rome
8. Dear Bollock (Was a Sensitive Man)
9. Aral Sea I – Feeding Hand
10. Aral Sea II – Dustbin of History (ft. Yossi Sassi)
11. Aral Sea III – Epilogue(ft. Sergey Kalugin)
12. Octopus Song
13. Eternal Child (ft. Arjen Lucassen)
14. Of Clans and Clones and Clowns

Check out “In Bed With An Enemy” here:

Check out “Breaking the Waves” here:

Check out “”Aral Sea III – Epilogue” here:

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