Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) Premieres New Track “Tomorrow’s No Concern”

A music video for the new Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) single “Tomorrow’s No Concern” is streaming below. It’s from Snider’s new effort “For The Love Of Metal“, which was helmed by Hatebreed/Jasta, etc. vocalist Jamey Jasta and features guest spots from Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.), Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow‘s Charlie Bellmore.

Says Snider of this new track:

“‘Tomorrow’s No Concern‘ is the perfect first single off of my new album ‘For The Love Of Metal‘. Lyrically it’s about me living for today, not in the past. So many people waste their lives away remembering the “glory days”. While I am proud of all that I’ve done, I’m more interested and excited about what is happening now. In the song I urge the listener to do the same; live in the moment and don’t let the past – good, bad or indifferent – or what might or might not happen in the future ever slow you down!”

A July 27th release date has been set for the album and pre-orders for it are live now at this location. In other news, Snider has told Billboard.com that he recently sold an animated children’s show to Netflix. He wasn’t too forthcoming with the details, but did promise it will have “good music.”

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Paragon Collapse Premiere New Song “A Whisper of Destiny” From Upcoming New Album “The Dawning”

Romania based progressive doom metallers Paragon Collapse have set the release date for their upcoming debut full-length album, The Dawning, for the 20th of January 2018, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.

Listen to a new track, “A Whisper of Destiny” below:

Paragon Collapse – The Dawning by Paragon Collapse

Here’s what the band had to say about the album:

“The Dawning does not necessarily want to convey a message, but it is up to the listener to identify and interpret a possible message. Although the lyrics of the songs describe various states and inner living, alternating between love and madness, hope and suicidal depression, we would like each listener to live each song individually, to understand them from the perspective of their own experiences, and if after listening to songs, the listener does not remain indifferent, it means that our goal has been reached.

As for this painting, the viewer can sense the meaning of it right from the title. The first light is so much more than the twilight before the dawn. In this case, dawn is the absolute truth we tend to as people, that beautiful truth, also highlighting the fact that existence takes place between two extremes, lies and truth. The first extreme is made up of a life full of harmony, of pure beauty, but which is forgotten and thus destroyed. The second extreme represents the uglier side of life, lies and hatred, whose appearance of masquerade deceives and seduces man. These two opposites define our lives, the dichotomy in which we lead our existence, the struggle that we carry from birth to death. The true beauty of life is so intangible, too far away, far too lonely, too forgotten, waiting for the dawn of absolute revelation.”

Tracklist:

01. The Endless Dream
02. The Stream
03. A Whisper of Destiny
04. Nirvana
05. Climbing the Abyss
06. A Winter Life
07. Deliverance

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Entheogen (Chaos Moon, Etc.) To Release New Vinyl “Without Veil, Nor Self”

Fallen Empire Records are pleased to announce the highly anticipated full-length release of Without Veil, Nor Self from US black metal outfit, Entheogen.
Sentenced to render chaos, Entheogen conjure swarms of mind-altering and dizzying intensity through black metal mastery. Featuring astonishing performances by Steven Blackburn (Chaos Moon), Alex Poole (Chaos Moon, Martröð, Skáphe), Jack Blackburn (Chaos Moonex-Vital Remains) and Bradley Tiffin (Haunter), Entheogen deliver menacing precision that challenges and elevates the players as well as the listener. “Entheogen is an emanation from the depths of my own subconscious”, explains guitarist Steven Blackburn. “It marks the beginning of a journey inward, challenging perception, and dissolving the ego.”

Without Veil, Nor Self is available now digitally via Bandcamp. Vinyl and cassette (cassette via Mystískaos) will be available early January 2018.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Desolation Lyre
2. Sol Genesis
3. Sol Knell
4. Without Veil, Nor Self
5. Lethean Throat
6. Pall

Entheogen are
S. Blackburn – Guitars (Chaos Moon)
J. Blackburn – Drums (Chaos Moon, ex-Vital Remains)
A. Poole – Vocals (Chaos Moon, Martröð, Skáphe)
B. Tiffin – Bass (Haunter)

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Entheogen (Chaos Moon, Etc.) To Release New Vinyl “Without Veil, Nor Self”

Fallen Empire Records are pleased to announce the highly anticipated full-length release of Without Veil, Nor Self from US black metal outfit, Entheogen.
Sentenced to render chaos, Entheogen conjure swarms of mind-altering and dizzying intensity through black metal mastery. Featuring astonishing performances by Steven Blackburn (Chaos Moon), Alex Poole (Chaos Moon, Martröð, Skáphe), Jack Blackburn (Chaos Moonex-Vital Remains) and Bradley Tiffin (Haunter), Entheogen deliver menacing precision that challenges and elevates the players as well as the listener. “Entheogen is an emanation from the depths of my own subconscious”, explains guitarist Steven Blackburn. “It marks the beginning of a journey inward, challenging perception, and dissolving the ego.”

Without Veil, Nor Self is available now digitally via Bandcamp. Vinyl and cassette (cassette via Mystískaos) will be available early January 2018.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Desolation Lyre
2. Sol Genesis
3. Sol Knell
4. Without Veil, Nor Self
5. Lethean Throat
6. Pall

Entheogen are
S. Blackburn – Guitars (Chaos Moon)
J. Blackburn – Drums (Chaos Moon, ex-Vital Remains)
A. Poole – Vocals (Chaos Moon, Martröð, Skáphe)
B. Tiffin – Bass (Haunter)

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Chrch Joins Neurot Recordings – Band To Release New Full-Length This Spring

Sacramento, California based doom quintet Chrch has joined the Neurot Recordings family for the release of their forthcoming full-length, Light Will Consume Us All, slated to drop this spring.

Comments the band: “We are very excited to be working with Neurot for our next record. To be able to share the continuation of our narrative with the world through them is thrilling. Neurosis is the apex of integrity in music to us and it’s an honor to work with like-minded individuals for this release.”

Standing at a crossroads of light and dark, Chrch wields epic, lengthy songs, massive low end, and an occult vocal presence in a perfect blend of height and depth. Chrch has been hard at work crafting their particular sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble glorification of their fundamental musical elements.

This purity and honesty comes across in a striking manner on the band’s debut Unanswered Hymns (Battleground Records, 2015), a sprawling roller coaster of an album. Long form songs build and heedlessly dismantle as the band reaches sonic heights and beautiful plateaus. Severe, sometimes unrelenting, vocals contrast melodic singing; massive fuzz gives way to clean guitar parts. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earthtone Studios in Rocklin, California, it exudes a warm, organic tone that draws the listener in with a sound influenced by traditional doom, psych rock, drone, and ambience.

The band’s second full length, the impending Light Will Consume Us All, carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their debut. Building upon this unyielding foundation, Light Will Consume Us All continues Chrch’s narrative, traversing life’s epic journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness.

Minimalist, indulgent, or straightforward; the music of Chrch calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it.

Stand by for further info on Light Will Consume Us All to be announced in the weeks to come.

Chrch is:
Eva Rose – vocals
Chris Lemos – guitar, vocals
Ben Cathcart – bass
Adam Jennings – drums
Karl Cordtz – guitar, vocals

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Atala Reveal New Track “Death’s Dark Tomb”

Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala recently announced the upcoming release of their full-length concept album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.

Today Atala debut a brand new song, entitled “Death’s Dark Tomb” – a track directly tied into the album’s demonic concept. The slow and low, sauntering crusher can be heard now below.

The concept of Labyrinth of Ashmedai is inspired by Asmodeus, or “Ashmedai”, the biblical “king of demons”. Conjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, Atala grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot.

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Horror God & Techne Split CD Out Now On Lavadome Productions

The new split CD from Horror God and Techne is out now and streaming in its entirety via Lavadome Productions below. This eight-track album takes great lengths to show how art can manifest if bands have the chops and perseverance to place expression and originality above all else.

Horror God and Techne each contributed four tracks to the album, all of them loaded with equal amounts of monstrous riffs and intensity. The similarities end there as each band retains their own sound and style throughout the split.

Horror God offers three brand new originals and a ripping cover of “Sinking into Transparency,” from Canadian death metal band Purulence. A true, but rewarding challenge.

Techne’s contribution to the split is surreal and proves that extreme music can rife with complexity and technicality, yet accessible to the listener. Art such as this needs no label. Techne approached this release with one goal – to permanently imprint the music – and the atmosphere it creates – on the listener’s brain. Mission accomplished.

For Techne, this release means ‘Finita la Commedia,’ as the band has decided to call it a career.

Horror God will carry on and has a full-length album coming later this year on Lavadome Productions.

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Atala To Release New Album “Labyrinth of Ashmedai” January 26, 2018

After years of turning heads in the subterranean metal scene, Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala are rising above with the release of their most confident album yet – the full-length crusher Labyrinth of Ashmedai – out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.

onjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, ATALA grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot. As with their last record, Shaman’s Path of the Serpent, Labyrinth of Ashmedai was produced by Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with colossal bands such as Sleep, Melvins and Mastodon.

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Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal…

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it?s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome. […]

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Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal…

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Sliptrick Records Signs Deal With Poison Pill

Hard rock/metal act Poison Pill signed on to Sliptrick Records for the release of the self-titled album coming November 7th.

Poison Pill was formed around the ambition to link hard hitting metal with unique verbal expressions of human frustration. This first release is a statement that has developed from three musicians of diverse backgrounds getting together sharing their visions of a modern, revitalized metal sound. The band felt there was new ideas to create in relation to the range of more traditional metal influences.

Poison Pill wants to reinvent and challenge what has become stereotypical words, expressions and messages flooding the genre. There are more subjects to touch upon than beer, babes, rock’n’roll, and on the other hand hell, war and monsters. Like the faceless external forces that surround us Poison Pill is a statement that’s not based on faces and names. It’s not a matter of individuals forming a line-up to promote their own careers, it’s about staying true to the artistic expression without getting stuck in a cult of personality. The music, the lyrics, the songs are what is important and it is also, in the end, what will attract the listener.

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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