Leprous Releases “Illuminate” Music Video

Norway’s acclaimed progressive group Leprous is about to release fifth studio album “Malina” next week (on August 25th, 2017) via InsideOutMusic. The album’s latest single “Illuminate” is being released today in a video recently shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media.

Leprous comments: “‘Illuminate’ is one of the most groovy songs we’ve ever made! It’s the Leprous people know, but in a fresh version. The abstract and dark video from Costin underlines the atmosphere of the song perfectly.”

This is the third video Leprous has dropped so far from “Malina.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck (watch the video here)
3. From The Flame (watch the video here)
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

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Odyssey Crowd Funding 10th Anniversary Concert Blu-Ray

Spokane instrumental trio Odyssey just launched a GoFundMe campaign to film the band’s upcoming 10th anniversary concert. You can take part here, and the band also comments:

“This year marks 10 years that Odyssey has been a band! To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, we want to do something special for both us and our fans.

“We have the opportunity to film our 10 year anniversary show and release it on Blu-ray! It would be shot in 1080p with multiple cameras. The audio would be recorded directly from the soundboard. This would not be bootleg footage but rather a polished and professional product. The show will take place on August 5th at The Big Dipper in Spokane, WA.

“Let’s cut to the chase. We’re hoping to raise $1,600. $1,000 is to pay the crew and $600 would get us 100 copies of the Blu-ray.

“We’re doing 1 reward level: $20 for a copy of the finished Blu-ray. If you wish to pay more, that is greatly appreciated. If you can only spare a couple dollars, we’d be grateful as well – it all helps!

“Thank you for your time, your consideration, and, above all else, your support of Odyssey.”

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Ulsect Posts Full Self-Titled Album Stream

Ulsect is now streaming the band’s forthcoming self-titled album in full. A compelling take on dissonant death and black metal, all eight tracks of “Ulsect” can be heard below.

The group comments: “It feels great to finally reveal our album in its entirety! A massive thank you to everyone who has supported us on the path towards this milestone. We hereby invite you to explore our debut in full.”

Ulsect features Joris Bonis and Jasper Barendregt of Dodecahedron, as well as former Textures bass player Dennis Aarts. The band’s eponymous debut album will be released on May 12th via Season Of Mist.

1. Fall to Depravity
2. Our Trivial Toil
3. Diminish
4. Moirae
5. Unveil
6. An Augury
7. The Endling
8. Maunder

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Slipknot Exceeds 1 Billion YouTube Views

Slipknot just achieved another milestone as the Grammy winning band recently saw its YouTube channel exceed 1 billion total views.

The occasion has been marked with a new 360 degree video shot live at Knotfest and directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

The clip is for “The Shape” – first found on 2001’s RIAA platinum certified classic album “Iowa,” but performed live for the very first time here.

“.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records, made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival in October of 2014 entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums.

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New Damage Records Releases Summer 2016 Sampler

Toronto-based New Damage Records is excited to announce that the second edition of the label’s annual summer sampler is now available to download. Grab your copy over here.

The 2016 compilation features 15 tracks from some of 2015/2016’s finest New Damage releases, including Counterparts’ “Tragedy Will Find Us,” Cancer Bats’ “Searching for Zero,” Northlane’s “Node” and many more. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Heavy Hearts – Bliss
02. Coldfront – Shed Light
03. Sparrows – Cave Eater
04. Seaway – Hand In My Pocket (Cover)
05. Safe to Say – Your Favourite Dream
06. Northlane – Obelisk
07. Cardinals Pride – Refracted
08. Counterparts – Burn
09. Exalt – Sacrifice To Purify
10. Cancer Bats – True Zero
11. Dead Tired – All Hands
12. Silverstein – Milestone
13. Youth Decay – Hysteria
14. Life In Vacuum – Black Snow
15. River Oaks – Let You Down

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Jinjer Posts “Sit Stay Roll Over” Music Video

Ukrainian metal band Jinjer just dropped a video for the devastating track “Sit Stay Roll Over,” which was filmed by Volodymyr Shtun and recorded at Morton Studio.

“Sit Stay Roll Over” is the first song off an upcoming EP schedule to drop later this fall. The band comments: “This song is another milestone on the creative way of Jinjer turning one more page in their story. The band has gone more into death metal, extreme metal and groove metal genres remaining progressive elements though stepping aside from metalcore features inherent to previous albums.”

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Illdisposed To Celebrate 25th Anniversary In 2016

Illdisposed to set to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary with a new album and extended live shows in 2016.

The Danish death metal group originally formed in 1991, and in order to celebrate this milestone in the band’s career Illdisposed will record a new album and play several extensive shows with material never performed live before.

Not only will the shows contain songs from the first albums but also classics from “Kokaiinum,” “1-800 Vindication,” and “Burn Me Wicked.” The band originally released debut album “Four Depressive Seasons” all the way back in 1993. Stay tuned for more details.

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Illdisposed To Celebrate 25th Anniversary In 2016

Illdisposed to set to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary with a new album and extended live shows in 2016.

The Danish death metal group originally formed in 1991, and in order to celebrate this milestone in the band’s career Illdisposed will record a new album and play several extensive shows with material never performed live before.

Not only will the shows contain songs from the first albums but also classics from “Kokaiinum,” “1-800 Vindication,” and “Burn Me Wicked.” The band originally released debut album “Four Depressive Seasons” all the way back in 1993. Stay tuned for more details.

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Arcturus Reveals New Album “Arcturian”

Arcturus has signed with Prophecy Productions and will finally release new album “Arcturian” on May 8th. The label comments:

“Arcturus are legend. Unparalleled in creativity, musicianship and artistic approach since their foundation days, mastermind Steinar ‘Sverd’ Johnsen and his cosmic crew consisting of past and present members of bands like Ulver, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar and Ved Buens Ende have been dancing their very own tightrope between genius and madness ever since. With each of their releases being an interstellar journey of its own, and always ahead of their time, Arcturus can justifiably be labelled as the epitome of avant-garde metal.

“Prophecy Productions feel honoured and are excited to welcome Arcturus to its artist roster and to accompany this milestone act on its upcoming enterprises. The first mutual work will be Arcturus’ fifth full-length studio album, ‘Arcturian,’ which is scheduled for release on May 8th, 2015. Pre-order for all physical products (ltd. 2CD hardcover book, ltd. Gatefold LP, ltd. box sets, Digipak CD) is available now at this location.”

ICS Vortex on behalf of Arcturus says: “A new chapter, and a new prophetic partner…We are star tripping psyched to be releasing ‘Arcturian’ soon!”

Arcturus line-up 2015:

Simen “ICS Vortex” Hestnæs – vocals
Steinar “Sverd” Johnsen – keyboards
Knut Magne Valle – guitar
Hugh “Skoll” Mingay – bass
Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg – drums

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Volume IV Kicking Off New Tour Dates

Atlanta’s Volume IV may have been quiet as of late, but with a huge year ahead and many things to announce in the coming months, the group is kicking things off by taking southern-tinged biker doom riffs on the road. Dates are as follows:

11/1 Birmingham, Alabama @ The Bottletree
11/4 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
11/7 Brunswick, GA @ HBGB
11/8 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
11/22 Montgomery, AL @ Head On The Door
12/4 Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
12/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
12/6 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12/31 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar

Long In The Tooth by Volume IV

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