Dephosphorus Reveals “Impossible Orbits” Release

CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.

HOBBES: How so?

CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.

This quote from Bill Watterson’s iconic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” accurately describes Dephosphorus’ intentions. With 6 vinyl releases spanning from 2011 to 2015, the Athenians are embarked on a cosmic quest.

Their concept and aesthetics draw influences from cosmology, astronomy, and science fiction literature, as well as the associated sociopolitical and existential repercussions. The band simply refers to this style as “astrogrind.”

“Impossible Orbits” is Dephosphorus’ 3rd album and the band’s darkest and more violent effort to date – both musically and lyrically with 9 tracks clocking at under 30 minutes. The album will drop June 15th, 2017 via Selfmadegod Records.

Check out the first excerpt, “Rational Reappraisal,” in the player below. “Impossible Orbits” was recorded and mixed analogically at Unreal Studios while the artwork was hand drawn by Viral Graphics.

1. Above The Threshold
2. Micro-Aeons Of Torment
3. Rational Reappraisal
4. Asteroskoni
5. Impossible Orbits
6. Imagination Is Future History
7. The Light Of Ancient Mistakes
8. Suspended In A Void Universe
9. Blessed In A Hail

Impossible Orbits by DEPHOSPHORUS

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Rivers of Nihil to kick off “Devastation On The Nation” USA tour with Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth and more tomorrow

– May 18th, 2017 –

Band to host live stream of rehearsal today on Facebook at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the “Devastation On The Nation” tour tomorrow (May 19th). The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom at select shows. See below for all dates!

Before the tour kick-off, Rivers Of Nihil will be rehearsing today (May 18th) live on Facebook. Fans are welcome to tune in at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT at: facebook.com/riversofnihil

Rivers Of Nihil “Devastation On The Nation” tour dates
w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom:

5/19 – Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21 – Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24 – Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28 – The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29 – The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/1 – Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/2 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/3 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/4 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/5 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/6 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/7 – The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/8 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/9 – The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of 2015′s Monarchy, which was hailed as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com). Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil‘s debut, The Conscious Seed of Light – this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

To preview and purchase this conceptual masterpiece, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

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Memphis May Fire Releases “Sever The Ties” Video

Following the clip for “Wanting More” (available here), Memphis May Fire just released a new music video for fan favorite song, “Sever The Ties,” which is off of the band’s latest album, “This Light I Hold.”

The video was directed by Bryson Roatch (All Time Low, Papa Roach, Nothing But Thieves) and shows live footage of the band performing during a previous run of tour dates.

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Watch Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Reacting To “Teens React To Linkin Park”

Fine Brothers Entertainment filmed a number of teenagers reacting to the music videos of Linkin Park this March. Today you can watch Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda react to “Teens React To Linkin Park” streaming below.

In other news: Linkin Park’s new album “One More Light” will be released tomorrow Friday, May 19th.

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Next To None Announces Second Album “Phases”

Pennsylvania-based metal act Next To None, featuring drummer Max Portnoy, has announced the release of forthcoming second album “Phases” on July 7th through EMP Label Group in North America and InsideOutMusic in Europe.

The band recently completed its first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, and has forthcoming dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress.

Formed in 2012, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the foursome released debut “A Light In The Dark” in 2015 via InsideOut (reviewed here), before setting out to work on “Phases.”

The album features 12 tracks self-recorded by the band at singer/keyboardist Thomas Cuce’s home studio Battery Power Studios, and mixed by Grammy nominated Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood.

Drummer Max Portnoy says, “It’s a collective production, with all of the band having their say. We had strong ideas as to how we wanted this album to turn out, and if we’d brought in an outside producer, then this could have changed. So, it was best for us to stick together and follow our own vision.”

The recording process started early last October, with drum parts being recorded at Neal Morse’s Radiant Studios in Nashville; these sessions were engineered by Jerry Guidroz.

Says Portnoy, “We then spent about four months at Thomas’ home studio (Battery Powered Studios) doing the rest of the work; Thomas was the engineer for those sessions. We were in there every day until 3am. I don’t know how Kris coped, because he was going to school after we’d finished in the studio and getting just a couple of hours sleep.

He continues, “We’re so excited to finally be releasing our new album. We feel it’s a huge step forward for the band and shows a much heavier and much more technical side. This album is very special to us because it’s the first time we recorded and self-produced our entire album. We were able to create music that is completely our own. Every note, every sound, every word, came from us and we can’t wait for you all to hear it. I suppose you could say that we’ve done here is do more of everything we did before, but the greater experience we now have has helped us become better at what we want to do.”

Vocalist Cuce adds, “Working with Nolly on the mix has been one of the highlights of this recording for us. He captured the exact sound we wanted right from the start. Doing this upcoming tour with The Shattered Fortress will be a great opportunity to premiere this new material to an audience that will surely get where we’re coming from.”

“Phases” also marks the recording debut of new guitarist Derrick Schneider, arriving on the recommendation of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, who guested on the band’s first album. Guitarist Ryland Holland departed the band last year to attend Berklee College of Music.

1. 13
2. Answer Me
3. The Apple
4. Beg
5. Alone
6. Kek
7. Clarity
8. Pause
9. Mr Mime
10. Isolation
11. Denial
12. The Wanderer

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Summoner Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Beyond the Realm of Light”

Boston, MA heavy rock foursome Summoner debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Beyond the Realm of Light”, which will arrive in stores later today via Magnetic Eye Records.

Check out now “Beyond the Realm of Light” in its entirety below.

Explains guitarist AJ Peters:

“With Beyond the Realm of Light we wanted a more sharply focused, hard hitting album while still exploring the thoughtful lyrical concepts and melodic voice of our past efforts. Our statement on the path humanity has taken and what lies ahead.”

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Tarlung Streams “Beyond The Black Pyramid” Album

Austrian group Tarlung released new album “Beyond The Black Pyramid” on May 5th, 2017 via Black Bow Records. You can stream the full release below, or get your own copy at Bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued:

“Dense and suffocating, Tarlung’s music crawls along ponderously, squeezing the life out of its listeners. This kind of expression in sludge is rarely done but ends up being most satisfying.

“The riffs command the direction, as within the mire of the deafening sludge you have catchy hooks and memorable tunes. Influences from closely related genres such as death metal and even stoner doom coalesce to form their monolithic sound. Listen to one of the heaviest albums in this style and quiver under its might.”

1. It Waits In The Dark 01:50
2. Dying Of The Light 08:16
3. Mud Town 06:27
4. Kings And Graves 09:47
5. The Prime Of Your Existence 10:56
6. Resignation 04:02
7. Born Dead 09:13
8. Beyond The Black Pyramid 07:29
9. Karma 08:21

Beyond The Black Pyramid by TarLung

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Mountains Crave Releasing New Album “As We Were When We Were Not”

Leeds quintet Mountains Crave at last presents debut album, “As We Were When We Were Not,” which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rob Hobson at Silent City studios and will drop May 13th.

Featuring guest appearances by members of Undersmile, “As We Were When We Were Not” sees Mountains Crave expanding on the blueprint laid down with previous eponymous EP, incorporating disparate influences from Pink Floyd to Wolves in the Throne Room.

Inspired by Aldous Huxley’s 1962 lecture on visionary experience, the album explores themes such as spiritual enlightenment, death and the afterlife, and man’s kinship and subsequent alienation from the universe.

1. Ynisvitrin
2. Istigkeit (We Saw Them Of Old)
3. Clear Light Of The Void
4. Arise O Magnificent Sun
5. As We Were When We Were Not
6. Theophany

As We Were When We Were Not by Mountains Crave

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Tyrannosorceress Streaming New Song “Haunting Black Infinity”

“Haunting Black Infinity” is the name of the tormented new blackened assault by Dallas-based Tyrannosorceress – streaming below – taken off the band’s Tofu Carnage Records-bound “Shattering Light’s Creation” debut LP.

Issues the band of the single, “From the ends of the primordial darkness of the womb. The only absolute is chaos. Forever the red dragon coils within and without, beyond and in between, as everything and as nothing. Unborn Uncreated Haunting Black Infinity! Tehom, Leviathan.”

Featuring two slabs of 180-gram vinyl including a D-side etching by Ruggierei and layout by Zach Jobin and Sean Mehl, “Shattering Light’s Creation” will see release through Tofu Carnage Records on June 23rd.

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John Frum Posts “Pining Light” Live Video

As the release date for the band’s debut record draws closer, cult metal collective John Frum has shared an epic live video for “Pining Light” today that was filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on April 15th.

The studio version of the song can be found on the band’s forthcoming album, “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released via Relapse Records on May 12th. Pre-orders are online now over here.

This new video for “Pining Light” was filmed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and can be seen below. The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, the backdrop of a bad trip.

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