NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

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 […]

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

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Reunited Traitors Debuts New Song “Lashing Out”

Florida outfit Traitors has officially reunited and debuts a new song entitled “Lashing Out”. Comments vocalist Tyler Shelton of it: “Nothing has me more excited than to be making music for all of our incredible fans again. ‘Lashing Out’ represents the emotion of reclusion. It’s about the person that you become if you give yourself too much time to think, and you bottle up all of your hate because you’ve got too much pride.

These past six months have been nothing but thinking for me. Thinking of you guys was a bittersweet feeling. We will continue to create music and as always, it’s coming from the heart. I am eager to show you all what’s been stuck so deeply inside of my mind on our upcoming record. We will travel to very dark depths, unraveling what happens to the human mind when you do nothing with yourself every day. I hope to see you all at our upcoming tour dates.”

Check out now “Lashing Out” below.

Says the band of its return:

“At the beginning of this year, we made the decision to lay Traitors to rest. Due to the departure of our vocalist Tyler, we felt it was best to end things the way they started, with the original founding members. Unfortunately life’s stresses had come into play & for most of us, trying to juggle our personal lives & the band after 5 constant years of nonstop grinding/hard work became a breaking point. Losing jobs, relationships, friends, homes & much more due to the intense amount focused on Traitors, eventually lead to problems & mixed emotions within the band which pushed to the decision to end the group & move on individually trying new things/finding more stability in our lives.

Sooner than later, the feeling of emptiness & regret began to grow in us. Days turned into weeks & into months, & more & more we began to realize just how much we missed this band & mostly, all of you. After careful planning & talking countless hours over the last couple weeks, we all decided there was no way in hell we can let this story end this way. So if you haven’t guessed just yet, we are very excited to announce that WE’RE BACK! & yes, with Tyler on vocals!!!

This wouldn’t have ever been possible if it wasn’t for the support we received from every single one of you while we were away. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for never stopping believing in us. We have a brand new single we will be dropping in the next few days & a tour announcement coming soon. Damn it’s good to be back ?? see you all soon!

–Traitors
(Tyler, Stephen & Alan)”

Immediate touring plans include the below run with Sabella:

10/26 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/27 Ocean Springs, MS – The Juke Point
10/29 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
10/30 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aeries Hall
11/03 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
11/04 Cupertino, CA – X Bar
11/05 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/07 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
11/10 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
11/11 Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon
11/12 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
11/13 Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
11/14 Rochester, NY – Photo City
11/15 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale
11/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
11/19 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/21 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

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Demonstealer Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For New EP

Following the release of “This Burden Is Mine” last year, Demonstealer has now launched a crowd funding campaign for an upcoming EP set to include several guest musicians. Demonstealer’s Sahil Makhija had this to say:

“Now I know for most people it’s hard to pre-order something without knowing what’s coming up but I can assure you, if you go by the quality of music I’ve been delivering, you won’t be disappointed.

“While I had George Kollias drum on the solo album, this EP is a little more ambitious and I’m trying to work with not 1 but 3-4 drummers. While I’ve confirmed 3 of them I can only announce 1 right now and that is Kevin Paradis from France who is an incredible drummer. You can check him out on youtube. I can say that the other 2 drummers will also blow your mind.”

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Moonspell Reveals New Album “1755”

Moonspell will release new album “1755” on November 3rd, 2017 via Napalm Records. The record label comments:

“From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell has created feels like a detonation of the mind. ‘1755’ is more than just the band’s new magnum opus: It’s the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese.”

The album was produced by Tue Madsen and also features Paulo Bragança supplying the haunting voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured on “In Tremor Dei” (English: “Fear Of God”).

Now the band, fronted by Fernando Ribeiro, unveils full details about “1755” and unleash the cover artwork as well as the album track list. Says Fernando:

“I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll.

“From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right… yet the earth shakes.”

1. Em Nome Do Medo
2. 1755
3. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
4. Desastre
5. Abanão
6. Evento
7. 1 De Novembro
8. Ruínas
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

In support of Moonspell’s upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year/
Make sure to catch the masters of the dark art on the following dates:

17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT – Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis
23.08.17 PT – Corroios / Festas de Corroios
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE – Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT – Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT – Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES – Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES – Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES – Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol

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Video Clip For New Song “Crossfire” Issued By Phantom 5

German hard rock act Phantom 5 – featuring ex-Bonfire vocalist Claus Lessmann – issued a video clip for the new song “Crossfire.” The song will appear on the band’s new release “Play II Win,” which is set to drop on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl.

The track listing is:

1. The Change in You
2. Crossfire
3. Baptised
4. Read Your Mind
5. Play to Win (feat. Claus Lessmann, Robert Boebel & Michael Voss)
6. Child Soldiers
7. Do You Believe in Love
8. Phantom Child
9. Had Enuff
10. Shadows Dance
11. Reach Out

Check out “Crossfire” here:

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Internal Bleeding Announces New Drummer Kyle Eddy

On April 20th, Internal Bleeding drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York.

The tragedy touched family, friends, his band mates, the city of New York, and the worldwide metal community. Many fans expressed concerns as to whether Internal Bleeding would continue. The band utilized the drum services of basher Kyle Eddy for “The Strike Of The Empire” U.S. tour with Vader and is now pleased to welcome Eddy as a permanent member.

Issues the band in a collective statement, “Losing a beloved friend and band mate has been a traumatic event for us, and needless to say, the past few months have been a roller coaster of conflicting emotions. But, through it all, there was never a thought given to packing this band up and calling it quits. There was no doubt in our mind that Bill would want the band to continue. As a matter of fact, he spoke about it numerous times with us. In short, he always said, ‘the band needs to go on.’

“We’re not quite sure how we managed, but we pulled off a full U.S. tour with a fill-in drummer who only had a few weeks to practice and get the set down. That drummer was upstate New York native, and death metal veteran Kyle Eddy. He did an amazing job learning the music, getting the set down, and fit in perfectly with our personalities. We had a great time with him on tour, and it felt like he’d been in the band for years – that’s how comfortable we were with him.

“Kyle is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is deeply dedicated to his craft and brings unrelenting enthusiasm and energy to the band. For those reasons — and many others — we have chosen him to become the new drummer for Internal Bleeding.

“Longtime fans of the band may remember seeing a much younger Kyle bashing the skins for Internal Bleeding during our second Onward To Mecca tour. He did a superb job then, and we’re supremely confident that his skills will help propel the band to new heights. It’s always painful to move forward after a tragic loss, but it must be done. We’ve decided that Kyle should be our new drummer, and we think – scratch that – we know that Bill would be really happy about our choice. Please welcome him to the Internal Bleeding fold!”

Adds Eddy: “It’s a honor to be accepted into the Internal Bleeding family. Lookout everyone – we are driven to conquer all!”

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Internal Bleeding Announces New Drummer Kyle Eddy

On April 20th, Internal Bleeding drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York.

The tragedy touched family, friends, his band mates, the city of New York, and the worldwide metal community. Many fans expressed concerns as to whether Internal Bleeding would continue. The band utilized the drum services of basher Kyle Eddy for “The Strike Of The Empire” U.S. tour with Vader and is now pleased to welcome Eddy as a permanent member.

Issues the band in a collective statement, “Losing a beloved friend and band mate has been a traumatic event for us, and needless to say, the past few months have been a roller coaster of conflicting emotions. But, through it all, there was never a thought given to packing this band up and calling it quits. There was no doubt in our mind that Bill would want the band to continue. As a matter of fact, he spoke about it numerous times with us. In short, he always said, ‘the band needs to go on.’

“We’re not quite sure how we managed, but we pulled off a full U.S. tour with a fill-in drummer who only had a few weeks to practice and get the set down. That drummer was upstate New York native, and death metal veteran Kyle Eddy. He did an amazing job learning the music, getting the set down, and fit in perfectly with our personalities. We had a great time with him on tour, and it felt like he’d been in the band for years – that’s how comfortable we were with him.

“Kyle is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is deeply dedicated to his craft and brings unrelenting enthusiasm and energy to the band. For those reasons — and many others — we have chosen him to become the new drummer for Internal Bleeding.

“Longtime fans of the band may remember seeing a much younger Kyle bashing the skins for Internal Bleeding during our second Onward To Mecca tour. He did a superb job then, and we’re supremely confident that his skills will help propel the band to new heights. It’s always painful to move forward after a tragic loss, but it must be done. We’ve decided that Kyle should be our new drummer, and we think – scratch that – we know that Bill would be really happy about our choice. Please welcome him to the Internal Bleeding fold!”

Adds Eddy: “It’s a honor to be accepted into the Internal Bleeding family. Lookout everyone – we are driven to conquer all!”

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Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival

Featuring Alternating Co-Headliners NOFX, Flogging Molly And Bad Religion, Plus Four More Bands Per ShowTouring Festival Launches September 16 In Tacoma, WAWith Stops In Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA & Huntington Beach, CAStone Brewing To Release Small Batch Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy LagerExclusively In Festival Markets Created from the mind and liver […]

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Icaria Streaming New Album “Transcendent”

Cardigan Records-signed progressive metalcore outfit Icaria just released debut LP “Transcendent” on July 14th. Today, all ten songs from “Transcendent” have come online for streaming and can be heard below.

1. I Am Destroyer
2. Callous Warrior
3. Collide
4. Dilate Your Mind
5. Vision Like Fire
6. Recall, Reflect
7. Earth I_ Behold Your Sun
8. Earth II_ Halo
9. A Dialogue of Remembrance
10. Resurrect Serenity

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New Album “Children Of The Sounds” Announced By Kaipa

Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, has announced the new studio album “Children of the Sounds,” which is set for release on September 22nd via InsideOutMusic. The band’s thirteenth album, and eighth since the act was reborn in 2002, this album features the line-up of Lundin, accompanied by Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Morgan Ågren (Karmakanic), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Patrik Lundström (Ritual) & Aleena Gibson, plus a guest appearance from violinist Elin Rubinsztein.

Hans comments: “In November 2014 when I was still filled with all the energy I had captured during the summer I started to write the new songs. What really made me push the start button this time was a magic spirit that filled my whole body after visiting a concert with Morgan Ågren and his band ‘Mats & Morgan Band’. I woke up the morning after the concert and still felt that enormous groove filling every part of my consciousness. I realized that I had to canalize all this energy somewhere so I decided to start to write some new music. I had also found a lot of inspiration from the long bicycle rides that I made during the summer in the open land-scape around Uppsala. It was like if the notes were rising up from the billowing fields I passed and the words were falling like raindrops from the clear sky. So now I suddenly had found the key to open up all these ideas that had been slumbering at the back of my mind for a while. All the beauty and the wondrous inspiration from nature in combination with this ‘enormous groove” made me create ‘five long songs during the next months.”

The result is as colourful musically and lyrically as Kaipa devotees will expect from the band’s rich discography dating back to the debut opus released in 1975. Formed in 1973, Kaipa never shied away from experimentation, embracing fresh elements and sounds manifesting especially on the albums released in the 2000’s. “Children Of The Sounds” is no exception, the album burns with creative fervour and spirit most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minutes long “On The Edge Of New Horizons” or closing track “What’s Behind The Fields.” It embodies a powerful, positive energy and artistic brilliance that is irresistible and true to the genre’s very essence.

The track listing is:

1. Children of the Sounds 11:31
2. On The Edge of New Horizons 17:10
3. Like A Serpentine 12:52
4. The Shadowy Sunlight 6:57
5. What’s Behind The Fields 9:31

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