Novelists & Landmvrks To Tour The UK/Europe This April And May

French metalcore group NOVELISTS recently announced that they’ll be supporting ESKIMO CALLBOY throughout Europe this March and April – and now the band are pleased to announce that just a few days later, they’ll be returning to the UK and Europe on a headline run. As headliners they will once again be presenting the tracks from their latest studio album titled ‘Noir’. Support on this run will come from their fellow countrymen and label mates LANDMVRKS. Full dates below.

‘European Spring Tour 2018’
12.04. FR Marseille – Le Molotov
13.04. IT Venice – Argo16
14.04. IT Pisa – Punte Parti
15.04. IT Reggio Emilia – Tunnel Club ARCI
17.04. FR Lyon – Péniche Loupika
18.04. FR TBA
19.04. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
20.04. BE Brussels – Ancienne Belgique Club*
21.04. DE Oberhausen – Impericon Festival*
22.04. DE Berlin – Musik & Frieden
24.04. SK Bratislava – Randal Club (w/ Silverstein)
25.04. CZ Ostrava – Barrák Music Club
26.04. CZ Brno – Kino Faval Music Circus
27.04. DE Munich – Impericon Festival*
28.04. DE Leipzig – Impericon Festival*
29.04. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.05. UK London – Boston Music Room
02.05. UK Glasgow – The Garage (Attic Bar)
03.05. UK Birmingham – Asylum 2
04.05. UK Manchester – Rebellion
05.05. UK Sheffield – The Mulberry Bar

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Alkemy Release New Video “No Man”

Italian metalcore group Alkemy have release their first official video from last years EP release Creepyville. The track is entitled No Man and the video represents the remorse of a soldier for killing another person…

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Silent Planet Releases “Understanding Love As Loss” Video

Christian metalcore group Silent Planet aims to illuminate the truth behind depression and anxiety, and the weight it places on the individual and those who love them, with new video “Understanding Love As Loss.”

Lyricist/vocalist Garrett Russell details personal experiences, while touching on the stories of a few of history’s greatest creative minds, including Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and David Foster Wallace.

“They all committed suicide in the midst of great work,” Garrett told, “I have come to find that people struggling with depression generally have a unique angle of perceiving others – one that can be quite full of insight.”

The crucial message of “Understanding Love As Loss” is one that hits home for Russell, who previously worked as a therapist on his college campus. Having dealt with suicidal ideations himself and working closely with students struggling as well, the message is close to Russell’s heart.

“As a therapist, I saw a lot of students who dealt with depression and there’s no easy answer.” Russell explains, “Life is full of loss and it’s not easy, but I do believe if people can talk about what they’re going through that there’s hope.”

When asked what it really means to ‘understand love as loss’ he remarked, “I’ve understood that truly loving someone involves giving up part of yourself and allowing them into the sacred space of your self. In both the happy and sad endings of loving someone, I’ve begun to see that Love and Loss aren’t at odds, but are mutually inclusive.”

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Miss May I Releases “Shadows Inside” Music Video

With the release of sixth full-length studio album, “Shadows Inside,” less than a month away, metalcore group Miss May I now unleashes a music video for the record’s title track.

Slated for a June 2nd release on the band’s new label, Sharptone Records, “Shadows Inside” is the follow-up to Miss May I’s “Deathless” and “Rise of the Lion,” which debuted at #5 & #6 on the Billboard Rock Charts, respectively.

Speaking about the title track, Miss May I lead vocalist Levi Benton states, “Not only does this song open up our new record, it also sets the tone for the record. This album is all about changes throughout life, good and bad. It’s about the past that lives within everyone; their ‘Shadows Inside’. The lyrics talk about how great new things can give light to your past and put you in a better place.”

Sharing some details about the creation of the music video, Levi adds: “We have quite a few videos and we’re always trying to change things up. With this video for ‘Shadows Inside’ we not only wanted to recreate the cover of the record in real life, but we also wanted the performance to be abstract. We had black lights and used old lens effects from the 90’s to achieve a very classic look and something totally different for us.”

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Moonstrux Releases “Malice” Music Video

Finnish metalcore group Moonstrux has released a new music video to the track “Malice,” which can be seen in the YouTube clip provided below.

Inspired by a variety of horror movies, this music video tells a story about kids who wander between two worlds destined to capture worthless people and force them to face their dark pasts. A gate to the alternative world has been opened and message from the shadows has been delivered.

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Ghost Iris Inks Record Deal With Long Branch

Long Branch Records is pleased to welcome the Danish djent / metalcore group Ghost Iris to its roster. The band just inked a worldwide deal and will release a new record in early 2017.

Ghost Iris comments: “It is such a pleasure to continue our journey as a band with Long Branch on board. It makes us proud, it makes us happy but most importantly it boosts confidence to our ambitions and dreams.”

Florian Kreutzfeldt (A&R Long Branch Records) had this to say: “Ghost Iris was one of the highlights at this years Euroblast Festival, so we immediately decided that we want to work with this band. We are really proud to welcome such a young, ambitious and creative band to our LBR-family.”

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Trojans Posts “Dead Eyed Stare” Music Video

Sydney metalcore group Trojans today releases a video for new single “Dead Eyed Stare.” The track will be available for purchase online on November 25th.

“Dead Eyed Stare” is a song about depression and the lives of the people who suffer every day with the horrible affliction. The track’s lyrics address the sufferer’s constant thoughts of suicide and life’s monotony – and the will and sheer strength required to beat it.

The video follows main character Dosey (actor Dosey Smith) waking up in an abandoned hospital. Being chased by Death (actress Rachel Greenwood). Dosey becomes distraught after not being able to escape the hospital until he sees Life (actress Esther Link) walk past.

He then follows Life, who guides him through and out of the Hospital. Death keeps trying to tempt him to stay but he finds the strength to break free and finally find his way out to find his Peace.

Directed, filmed and edited by Jacob Pattinson, the clip was shot with full permission and access to the location – an abandoned mental hospital in the Blue Mountains – The Queen Victoria sanitarium.

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Canine Recording New Album For 2016 Release

Israeli metalcore group Canine just issued this announcement online about recording a new album:

“Happy new year to all of you! 2015 was an amazing year for us,we released a single, we played all over Israel, we made a lot of new friends and got to finish the year with our biggest show up to date supporting Orphaned Land at Reading 3.

“As some of you know we have been working very hard on our album, so here are some updates and announcements regarding our debut album. First of all we aim for it to be a 2016 release, so, this year you will all be able to get a new Canine album!

“The album will be recorded at the Keoss studios by Daniel Strosberg, its produced by Erez Yohanan, and our good friend, Nir Leberstein from Adamas will record the drums on the album.
The recording will begin in the end of this month, stay tuned for studio updated, pics and videos from us.

“And finally, so we can all start this year fresh, here’s a new official photo of the band taken by Dudi Genis. Thank you all for the support!”

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Voice Of Ruin Recruits New Guitarists Nicolas Haerri And Baud Mortimer

Nyon, Switzerland’s metalcore group Voice of Ruin os proud to announce the arrival of new guitarists Nicolas Haerri and Baud Mortimer as the permanent replacements for Nils Horngacher and Anthony Carrier, who parted ways with the band amicably earlier this year.

Fans can catch the new pair of guitarists in action at the following live show dates:

26.09.2015 – Woodfield Openair, Oberkirch (CH)
13.11.2015 – Villa Tacchini, Genève (CH)
14.11.2015 – Downi, Bern (CH)
28.11.2015 – Espace Robert Rameaux, Belley (FR)
05.12.2015 – Café du Théâtre, Pontarlier (FR)
11.12.2015 – La Death’Skalade, Genève (CH)
19.12.2015 – Stroke Of Fate, Boswil (CH)

In other news, Voice Of Ruin recently decided to offer the band’s entire discography for free/name your price – get as much of the group’s music as you want at Bandcamp here.

Consumed by VOICE OF RUIN

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Talk To The Stranger Posts New Single “Blank Faces”

Southern California metalcore group Talk To The Stranger just released a new single online for streaming. Check out “Blank Faces” below, and you can hear more from the group over at Facebook here.

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