Monsterworks Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Scale and Probability”

Scale and Probability, the forthcoming metal opus (and 16th album) from Anglo-Antipodean MONSTERWORKS is now streaming its entirety. Check it out ahaead of its Maqy 4th release below:

Scale and Probability by Monsterworks

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Monsterworks Releasing “The Existential Codex” Album

Eat Lead & Die Music is pleased to announce the release of Monsterworks’ “The Existential Codex” on February 27.

The six-track, 42-minute digital version of the album will be available as a free download, while the physical version of “The Existential Codex” is a 73-minute double-CD that comes in bonus Blu-Ray 5.1 Surround and HD stereo mixes. Vocalist/Guitarist Jon Higgs had this to say about the album:

“‘The Existential Codex’ is a natural progression from our previous release, Overhaul, and picks up/expands various ideas from that and, in fact, the last several albums. Musically, we are pushing our boundaries in all directions, although it is definitely metal at its heart. Lyrically, there is some kind of abstract story weaving through the album with a meaning that is a mystery to everyone involved, including me. As always with Monsterworks there is a common theme but no definitive answers. Nevertheless, hopefully ‘The Existential Codex’ will spark some independent thought along the way.

“From a technical standpoint this is the first time we have successfully gone all the way with a 5.1 surround mix which I believe is an interesting way to listen to music and opens up new possibilities. Not only that, it is worth mentioning that we strive to maintain dynamic range in metal and James Plotkin helped out again with a mastering job on the main stereo mix which does not crush the life out of it. If you know about the ‘Loudness War’, you know what I mean and, in fact, any true metal head should make it their business to demand the best possible source material for their headbanging pleasure.”

1. Higgs Field
2. Ripple Effect
3. Engine
4. Temple of Distortion
5. Tapping the Void
6. The Ride

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New Album “Overhaul” Announced By Monsterworks

New Zealand metal act Monsterworks announced that the band’s new album will be entitled “Overhaul” and will be issued via Eat Lead and Die Music on August 12, 2014. “Overhaul” will be available as a download and 180g gatefold vinyl signed by the band, with lyrics.

The new track “Trial of the Sentient” was premiered exclusively via GunShyAssassin.com at this location.

Vocalist/Guitarist Jon had this to say about the themes surrounding the album:

“This is our follow up to Monsterworks :: Universe from earlier this year. It was hard to go thematically vaster than the Universe, so we took a step back and started looking at mankind and civilization itself. Overhaul is effectively about the change we have to go through as a species in the hope of avoiding annihilation. There are definitely some common themes being explored that started to emerge in the last album; mostly about projecting where we will ultimately end up by the time the Universe ends in a few trillion trillion years or so. This side of it was inspired by an Asimov short story: The Last Question.

“Musically, this one is a little more stripped back and is perfect as the first release we will do on vinyl. Releasing an LP is particularly exciting for the band and special thanks go to James Plotkin for handling the mastering. James has a vast body of work, but recently did the re-masters for ISIS (awesome post-metal band, not Islamist loons) which are great.

We continue to aim to produce music/lyrics that will exercise the grey matter, but first and foremost this is a metal album we are really proud of.”

The track list for “Overhaul” is:

1. Educate the Masses
2. To Do What Must Be Done
3. Overhaul
4. Trial of the Sentient
5. Penultimate
6. Resolution

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Monsterworks Posts “Voyager” Video

UK-based supermetallers Monsterworks have posted the music video for “Voyager” off their upcoming album, “Universe.” Watch it below. Footage for the video is taken from various documentaries about the Voyager space mission and the ‘grand tour’ of our solar system undertaken by its two spacecraft. Voyager 1 is the furthest from Earth of the two probes and has now entered interstellar space.

Eat Lead and Die Music will be releasing “Universe” on March 11th. The album will be available as a download and special-edition, numbered digipak 5.1 surround mix on DVD signed by the band, with lyric booklet. Read the complete set of lyrics from “Universe” here.

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Monsterworks “Earth” Album Streaming On Gun Shy Assassin

Eat Lead and Die Music has recently released “Earth,” the newest achievement from UK-based super metal entity Monsterworks. The album, which features the band’s blend of modern thrash and progressive metal, has been available via the Monsterworks’ webstore since last month, with digital distribution now offered through the usual digital retailers. The album is also being offered as a special edition numbered digipak CD signed by the band, with lyric booklet and two bonus tracks.

GunShyAssassin.com has just posted the album, in its entirety, on its pages for online consumption. To stream this eight-track opus, visit this location. For a chance to win a copy of “Earth,” along with its predecessors “The God Album” (2011) and “The Album of Man” (2012), check out the newest contest at DeadRhetoric.com. The site is accepting entries until Friday, September 13th for one lucky winner to receive a copy of all three. To enter, visit their site.

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Monsterworks “Earth” Album Streaming On Gun Shy Assassin

Eat Lead and Die Music has recently released “Earth,” the newest achievement from UK-based super metal entity Monsterworks. The album, which features the band’s blend of modern thrash and progressive metal, has been available via the Monsterworks’ webstore since last month, with digital distribution now offered through the usual digital retailers. The album is also being offered as a special edition numbered digipak CD signed by the band, with lyric booklet and two bonus tracks.

GunShyAssassin.com has just posted the album, in its entirety, on its pages for online consumption. To stream this eight-track opus, visit this location. For a chance to win a copy of “Earth,” along with its predecessors “The God Album” (2011) and “The Album of Man” (2012), check out the newest contest at DeadRhetoric.com. The site is accepting entries until Friday, September 13th for one lucky winner to receive a copy of all three. To enter, visit their site.

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Monsterworks Releases Video For "Free Will"

London-based progressive thrashing band Monsterworks has debuted the video for the song “Free Will” off the band’s recently released three-track DR, “Man :: Instincts.” The video, which was shot at Earth Terminal Studios in Hampshire, is streaming below.

In the course of its existence Monsterworks has been responsible for albums as far-fetched as a metal space adventure concept album in two parts (“Spacial Operations” – 2007 and “Singularity” – 2009), but more recently has explored philosophical territory (“The God Album” – 2011) and an approach to recording that mostly relies on ‘old-school’ technology, i.e. 24 track, 2-inch tape, like the classic albums the band grew up with.

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Monsterworks Streaming "Man :: Instincts"

“Man :: Instincts,” the three song DR (digital release) from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks, is now available for a limited time as a free download via Mortal Music. Check out all three songs on “Man :: Instincts” which are up for grabs at MortalMusic.Bandcamp, or stream it below. The band has posted a video blog featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon giving an in-depth look at the tracks on “Man :: Instincts,” which follows after the widget.

Man::Instincts by Monsterworks

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Monsterworks Reveals Tracklisting And Cover Art

Chicago’s Mortal Music has announced the second in its DR (digital release) series, “Man: Instincts” from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks on July 10th. As was done with Mortal Music’s first DR release, Ion Vein’s “IV v1.0,” the Monsterworks DR will also be available as a free download for a limited time. Visit the Mortal Music Facebook page for more updates. Below is the “Man: Instincts” artwork and tracklisting:

The Creation Dream
All Suns Die
Freewill

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