Twitching Tongues launches new single, “Kill for You”

– February 12th, 2018 –

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the new single “Kill For You” can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=5VEB4lweC0M

For another preview of the album, the video for the first single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–CD
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

Twitching Tongues tour dates
w/ Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain

Mar. 16 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
Mar. 17 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Mar. 18 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Mar. 19 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Mar. 20 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
Mar. 21 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Mar. 22 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Mar. 23 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Mar. 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 25 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 26 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Mar. 27 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
Mar. 28 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Mar. 29 – Reverb – Reading, PA

Twitching Tongues tour dates
w/ True Love, Vamachara

Mar. 30 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 31 – Chrome – Waterford, NY
Apr. 1 – Town Ballroom – Leopard Lounge – Buffalo, NY
Apr. 3 – Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
Apr. 4 – Ballroom at the Outer Space – Hamden, CT
Apr. 6 – The Canal Club – Richmond, VA (United Blood Festival 2018)
Apr. 8 – The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA

Twitching Tongues line-up:
Colin Young – Vocals
Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar
Alec Faber – Bass
Cayle Sain – Drums

Twitching Tongues online:
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https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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Twitching Tongues reveals details for new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’

– January 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Harakiri”, online

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the video for the new single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–CD
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Twitching Tongues line-up:
Colin Young – Vocals
Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar
Alec Faber – Bass
Cayle Sain – Drums

Twitching Tongues online:
http://www.twitchingtongues.com
https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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Twitching Tongues reveals details for new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’

– January 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Harakiri”, online

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the video for the new single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–CD
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Twitching Tongues line-up:
Colin Young – Vocals
Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar
Alec Faber – Bass
Cayle Sain – Drums

Twitching Tongues online:
http://www.twitchingtongues.com
https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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Sodom Part Ways With Guitarist & Drummer – Introduce New Members in April At Full Metal Mountain Festival (Austria)

Sodom mainman and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, has parted ways with drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald and guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost.

Says Tom Angelripper: “After much thought and reflection, I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges. Sodom have always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody involved. Makka was part of the band for almost eight years, Bernemann even for more than twenty. To obviate a possible routine setting in which would make it impossible to continue our creative work optimally, I would like to start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians. At the same time, I would like to say thank you to Bernemann and Makka for many successful years in which we performed fantastic shows and released a number of real metal manifestos.”

Despite this lineup change, all planned Sodom shows will take place from April 2018 as announced. Tom is set to introduce his new brothers in crime at the Full Metal Mountain festival. Being asked if Sodom will continue to operate as a trio or perhaps will become a quartet remains uncertain.

Explains Angelripper:

“I haven’t really made up my mind in this respect; I’m open to all options. I will now install the band’s new foundation pillars and look around for new musicians. One thing is already clear: Sodom will become even stronger!”

Sodom tour dates:

Apr. 7 – AT – Kärnten – Full Metal Mountain
Jun. 21-23 – FI – Kauhajoki – Nummirock
Jun. 23 – DK – Copenhagen – Copenhell
Jul. 4-7 – DE – Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Open Air
Jul. 14 – SE – Gävle – Gefle Metal
Aug. 18 – AT – Graz – Metal On The Hill
Aug. 25 – DE – Cham – Mosh Club Open Air
Aug. 31 – DE – Hamburg – Weltturbojugendtage
Oct. 6 – DE – Lichtenfels – Way Of Darkness

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Stortregn Sign With Alpha Omega Management – Putting Finishing Touches to Upcoming Album!

Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce the signing of the Blackened Death metallers Stortregn, formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording tree albums, toured in tree differents continents and worked with various Records Labels, Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce the signing of the Blackened Death metallers Stortregn , formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording tree albums, toured in tree differents continents and worked with various Records Labels, Stortregn is currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming fourth album.

Band’s statement for the signing:

“We’re extremely proud to have joined the Alpha Omega team. Expect darkness and pandemonium across the land!”

Alpha Omega Management adds:

“We are thrilled to welcome Stortregn to our family! Being at the same time something very dark and gloomy, these guys deliver the mind bending technique, captivating riffs and melody, creating totally different and new. Stay tuned!”is currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming fourth album.

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Dark Buddha Rising’s “II” Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March

Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising unlocked a decade ago with “I”, open further in 2018, as the band announce the “II” EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. “II” continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.

Sample new sounds with this immersive video below:

For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.

On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.”

“II” sees Dark Buddha Rising return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” says Ajomo.

The EP’s A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by Dark Buddha Rising and mixed by S. Tamminen.

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Agrimonia Announces New Album “Awaken” & Posts Trailer

Agrimonia returns with their fourth album release, and second for Southern Lord, Awaken, now set for release through Southern Lord on January 26th. See the trailer for Agrimonia’s “Awaken” below.

Awaken arrives ten years since the release of their first album, and Agrimonia has evolved notably over that period. Their sound has always been dense, immersive, ambitious even, and on Awaken, the band has evolved their prog-infused form of expansive metal into something energetic, dynamic, and powerful. On Awaken, the band digs deep into their subconscious, trying to get an elevated state of mind, to connect the mind with sound and to find the combination of notes and melodies that evolves into a feeling or mood. Agrimonia channels the bittersweet aspects of life, and breathe air into thoughts that cannot easily be put into words.

About Awaken the band comments, “We are thrilled to see the release of our fourth album Awaken. We are very proud of the outcome and feel that the album is our most dynamic and vital yet, and contains more of everything that is Agrimonia. Awaken is the soundtrack to our existence, and I hope other people can feel that way too.”

Awaken was produced by Agrimonia, and mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd who also worked on the previous recording Rites of Separation, then under the Studio Fredman banner but now under his own name, Henrik Udd Recording Studios.

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Unique Leader Records Inks Deal With Krosis

North Carolina-based death metal unit Krosis is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster. The band will release a new full-length release in 2018.

The band issued the collective statement: “We are inexplicably humbled and thankful to be part of a family that some of our favorite bands have been a part of. To have Unique Leader Records see our project as something as worthwhile, original, and significant as we do means more than we can put into words. It is an understatement to say that we are looking forward to our next step as Krosis with Unique Leader Records at our sails.”

Krosis was formed in Raleigh in 2014. A group of talent musicians and friends saw an unsatisfactory pattern starting within modern metal music. The diverse collaboration of influences that make up the framework of Krosis is why the band’s put out the music that it does. Too much of modern death metal and deathcore is limited to a paradigm; Krosis seeks to eliminate boundaries. With backgrounds of rock, jazz, concert bands, and music theory, the band pulls no proverbial punches in terms of diversity, originality, and heaviness. Each member brings many parts of a musical spectrum and emerge with an eclectic sound that proves appealing to lovers of heavy, themed music.

“We are all about creating new trends, fresh ideas, and even entirely unique genres,” the band notes. “Most of all, we’re proud to present every track, knowing that we gave our listeners and fans our absolute best. For some, living the dream is being in front of thousands, with lights and cameras aimed at them. For us, it’s each simple step along the way, each note and each beat, pouring our mind and soul into every creation, so that you can be a part of the experience with us.”

Stand by for further info on Krosis in the weeks to come.

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Music Video For New Single “Visionary” Posted By Silenmara, New EP Revealed

Following a turbulent few months for the band, Florida melodic death metal outfit Silenmara has come back fighting with a brand new music video single and details of a polished EP produced by Jamie King that promotes their fight for musical freedom. Check out the video for the new single “Visionary.” The song is available for purchase via Bandcamp at this location).

The song appears on the new EP “A Darkened Visionary” coming December 15th.

Guitarist Jason Gato commented on the song: “Lyrically, the song ‘Visionary’ was written about decisions. A person can take one of two roads. One simple mistake or miscalculation could be life changing or even fatal. On the other hand one focused and calculated decision can change a persons life for the best. It’s all about your mindset and your ability to make serious decisions under pressure. When you’re on a ‘Bridge of defeat, could you stand for denial’?

“Musically we wrote this song for one specific purpose, to deliver an emotion. We wanted our people to feel the love we have for this music. It is filled with guitar melodies and odd time trickery that we have come to embrace in our writing. A very catchy guitar lick meets an aggressive vocal melody begging for guidance and hoping for forgiveness. We chose this song for its ability to find its way into your mind and stay. Our Vision of musical freedom.”

Having fought through hurricanes, family deaths and constant delays on the production of the EP, Silenmara is now ready to unleash their masterpiece onto the world and look forward to reclaiming the fan’s hearts. Silenmara combines the best aspects of the two most iconic death metal schools in the world; the melodic flails of Sweden’s Gothenburg sound with Florida’s style of aggressive death metal.

2017 sees Silenmara embarking into a new era with the release of the fourth studio effort “A Darkened Visionary” EP, which is set for a December 15th release. This EP welcomes new guitar player Marcus Noga, which has only broadened Silenmara’s musical horizons. Silenmara has also contracted the talented Giovanni Angel to engineer the EP and Jamie King (The Contortionist, BTBAM) to mix and master the record. The outcome is a very polished, matured and reenergised recording.

“This EP was very emotionally driven, we lost a few family members during the tracking process, that really hurt the progress at the beginning, but we did it. We powered through some pretty serious personal tragedies. We also had to deal with a Category 4 hurricane IRMA during the mixing process, that was also a bit of an inconvenience to say the least” says Gato.

More information on the EP is expected soon. Check out the “Visionary” music video here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “The Theory Of Shadows” Posted By The Modern Age Of Slavery

Italian deathcore act The Modern Age Of Slavery released a lyric video for the new song “The Theory Of Shadows.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming new album “Stygian” coming on November 24th via Innerstrength Records.

The band states the following about the upcoming album: “With this new album we tried to make another step forward in the evolution of our sound: what you’ll hear is a quite obscure atmosphere delivering a sullen and evil experience, yet keeping the heaviness of the death metal matrix that marked our music in the previous albums.The lyrics are all inspired by a common theme, from which the name Stygian and the artwork comes; it discusses the questionable matter of the human evolution leading men to a slow but inevitable mutation into a being that has lost his mind and compassion devoured by greediness and his will for power. All the pieces of the puzzle are perfectly pondered to create an album made of passion, anger and real emotions. This the new TMAS’s album!”

The track listing is:

1. Prelude To An Evolution
2. The Reprisal Within
3. A Stygian Tide
4. Miles Apart
5. Regression Through Unlearning
6. The Hollow Men
7. The Place We Call Home
8. The Theory Of Shadows
9. Sandblasted Skin (Pantera Cover)

Check out “The Theory Of Shadows” here:

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