Allegaeon Releases “Our Cosmic Casket” Music Video

Allegaeon’s new album “Elements of the Infinite” (reviewed here) will be released on June 24th, 2014 in North America and today the band releases a new video clip for the song “Our Cosmic Casket.” Check it out below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.

Pre-orders for “Elements of The Infinite” can be made via Metal Blade Records here. You can also hear the previously posted track “Threshold of Perception” at this location.

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ALLEGAEON Return With Elements of the Infinite Out June 24th in North America on Metal Blade Records

– May 6th, 2014 –

New Video, Album Artwork and Track Listing Unveiled

With change comes new ideas, and “Elements of The Infinite” is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within ALLEGAEON. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor. With two new members, the band is in a very different place than they’ve ever been, and the music reflects that. Guitarist Greg Burgess adds: “It is material that stays true to where we’ve come from, while exploring some new territory. We’ve had the opportunity to do some things we’ve wanted to from the beginning, but haven’t been able to until now. We’re very proud of this record, hopefully it will live up to what our fans have come to expect from us.”

Elements of the Infinite” will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories. ALLEGAEON recently completed work on a video for the song “1.618“. The video can be viewed exclusively on http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon. While there, fans can also pre-order the new album in various bundle packages.

Guitarist Greg Burgess comments on “1.618“:
“The 1.618 video is quite a departure from what ALLEGAEON has done in the past. For our music, lyrically speaking; it’s been really hard for us to come up with story lines to capture what Ezra was singing about. So in the end we always ended up just having performance videos. This video is more like us hanging out and having fun, a reflection of our personalities, and well…poking fun at ourselves for the lack of success we’ve had with the music video medium.”

After having spent some time in drummer-limbo, the band enlisted Brandon Park as their new permanent drummer in 2013. Additionally, the departure of Ryan Glisan led to the addition of guitarist Michael Stancel. The re-tooled ALLEGAEON line up is fresh, hungry, and ready to solidify the band’s place within the elite, virtuoso-filled world of extreme technical death metal.

Elements of the Infinite” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero’s efforts here, along with the band’s new material, has led to ALLEGAEON‘s most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).

Lyrically, the band has gone full-tilt with their space and science themes. Vocalist Ezra Haynes has penned songs that discuss both theoretical and practical science topics. Anyone who may be watching “Cosmos” with Neil de Grasse Tyson will surely catch references to Dyson Spheres, the high probability of alien life in the universe, humanity’s eventual exodus from earth, the golden ratio, and much more. It’s as fun dissecting the lyrics as it is the complex and challenging music.

Elements of the Infinite” track listing:
01. Threshold of Perception
02. Tyrants of the Terrestrial Exodus
03. Dyson Sphere
04. The Phylogenesis Stretch
05. 1.618
06. Gravimetric Time Dilation
07. Our Cosmic Casket
08. Biomech II
09. Through Ages of Ice – Otzi’s Curse
10. Genocide for Praise – Vals for the Vitruvian Man

ALLEGAEON Lineup:
Ezra Haynes – Vocals
Michael Stancel – Guitar
Greg Burgess – Guitar
Corey Archuleta – Bass
Brandon Park – Drums

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Apostolum Streaming New Song “Unworthiness And Decay”

Apostolum today premieres the new track “Unworthiness and Decay,” which can be heard at GunShyAssassin.com here.

The track hails from Apostolum’s second album, “Winds of Disillusion,” set for release on January 21st via Moribund Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro (Light Into The Void)
2. Unworthiness And Decay
3. Higher Planes Of Existence
4. Debris Of Perception
5. Less Than A Step
6. Gleam Of Lucidity

Guitarist Matteo comments: “Musically, the new album is not the result of the choice to move in a direction rather than another; the entire writing process took place in a very spontaneous and natural way. We did not feel the need to make drastic changes to our sound – forcing a change is likely to remove a band from its purest form. Composing so instinctively, I think we approached, as never before, our essence and the songs honestly represent what Apostulum are today. The only things we set from the beginning of the creative process have been the ones to pay greater attention to the arrangements and songs structures, and improve as performers in the knowledge that we can rely on better equipment in the studio.”

Continuing, he reveals, “Lyrically, the album is not a concept, but there is a common element that somehow combines the lyrics of individual songs, which is the current strengthening ourselves to a pessimistic view on the future of the human race and planet earth. Hence, the meaning of the title Winds of Disillusion – the impotence of the human being in front of the occurrence of external destructive natural events together with the inability to suppress the growing of inner feelings of total disillusionment, noting bitterly the inability to be able to remedy a relentless physical and moral decline…a strong emotional wind that sweeps away any hope from the human soul. Ultimately, I believe that Winds Of Disillusion is not only a big step forward compared to Anedonia, but the real Apostolum masterpiece.”

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Chamber Of Malice Releases New Song “Devoured Perception”

Bavarian deathcore outfit Chamber of Malice’s new single, “Devoured Perception,” features a guest spot by Mike Greenwood of AngelMaker and can now be heard online in the player below. The track will be featured on the upcoming 2014 release “Rehabilitation.”

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New Album “Winds Of Disillusion” Announced By Apostolum

Italian black metal act Apostolum announced that the band’s sophmore release, “Winds of Disillusion,” will be released on January 21st via Moribund Records.

“Blending the dark atmospheric tradition of scene legends My Dying Bride, Anathema, and Paradise Lost with the razor sharp-edge of modern black metal while retaining a rock sensibility, Apostolum create a bleak sound-picture. Incorporating keyboards as well acoustic grand piano and brass, with such epics as ‘Unworthiness And Decay’ to the massive 18-minute finale ‘Gleam Of Lucidity,’ these Italian dark metal icons show their strength in songwriting and creating atmospheric classics.”

Guitarist Matteo commented: “Musically, the new album is not the result of the choice to move in a direction rather than another; the entire writing process took place in a very spontaneous and natural way. We did not feel the need to make drastic changes to our sound – forcing a change is likely to remove a band from its purest form. Composing so instinctively, I think we approached, as never before, our essence and the songs honestly represent what Apostolum are today. The only things we set from the beginning of the creative process have been the ones to pay greater attention to the arrangements and songs structures, and improve as performers in the knowledge that we can rely on better equipment in the studio.”

Continuing, he reveals, “Lyrically, the album is not a concept, but there is a common element that somehow combines the lyrics of individual songs, which is the current strengthening ourselves to a pessimistic view on the future of the human race and planet earth. Hence, the meaning of the title Winds of Disillusion – the impotence of the human being in front of the occurrence of external destructive natural events together with the inability to suppress the growing of inner feelings of total disillusionment, noting bitterly the inability to be able to remedy a relentless physical and moral decline…a strong emotional wind that sweeps away any hope from the human soul. Ultimately, I believe that Winds Of Disillusion is not only a big step forward compared to Anedonia, but the real Apostolum masterpiece.”

The track list for the album is:

1. Intro (Light Into The Void)
2. Unworthiness And Decay
3. Higher Planes Of Existence
4. Debris Of Perception
5. Less Than A Step
6. Gleam Of Lucidity

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Laid In Stone Inks Deal With Dark Harvest Records

Today Dark Harvest Records is proud to announce the signing of Michican act Laid in Stone. Dark Harvest issued the following press release about the band:

“Laid In Stone formed in late 2009 in the town of Oxford, Michigan by Trent Heichel (guitars) and brothers Kyle (bass) and Danny (drums) Cummings. Soon after, the trio recruited their high school friend and local vocalist Chad Rice, and set about taking Laid In Stone to the top of the metal world.

“The band hit the ground running. Without their line-up finalized and a mere two months before embarking on a self-organized and financed three month U.S. tour, they took to the studio to lay down the first of two independent EPs.

“They quickly gained credit in their local scene by performing with many national acts: Mushroomhead, Before The Fallen Dreams, Arsonists Get All The Girls, As They Sleep, etc. On their first full U.S. tour Laid In Stone sold 1000 CDs hand to hand. This caught the attention of producer Don Debiase (Beneath the Sky, Forever Interror) who helped Laid In Stone with the 2011 EP ‘The Perception of Power.’

“This EP emphasized songwriting in place of metal’s more common thrash focus, and prompted Tinderbox Music owner Jon Delange to work on landing the group several contracts with major T.V. shows like MTV’s Fantasy Factory and Nitro Circus.

“While earning their stripes on the road, showcasing and developing their sound, Laid In Stone drew up plans for what was to become their full length debut, ‘Echoes Left Behind,’ at the end of 2011. The band was recruited for Artist Management through Distilled Entertainment and the band began recording soon after.

“The album was recorded by Tony Gammalo (Chimaira, Straight line stitch) at Spider Studios in winter 2012. Laid In Stone next obtained an incredible mix by Matthew Hyde (Machine Head, As Ilay Dying), and the aid of Troy Glessner (War of Ages, August Burns Red) for mastering. In June 2012, Laid In Stone released a music video for the album’s title track, and officially announced the addition of long-time friend Jimmy Curtis to play bass, moving Kyle Cummings to rhythm guitar, and finalizing their lineup for the official release of ‘Echoes Left Behind.’

“Laid In Stone possess a unique and innovative approach to songwriting. A precision combination of heavy riffs, pounding bass, and hugely melodic choruses, with punishing vocal delivery and the kind of drums that hit your ears like a ton of bricks. At once forceful, yet totally engaging, expect no less than to be blown away by Echoes Left Behind.

“Laid In Stone’s commitment, ambition and sheer hunger has never been stronger. With a slew of dates lined up in support of their impending release, these guys are ready to spend countless time on tour promoting their album and band.”

You can also see Laid in Stone live on the following dates:

May 23 Mahogany’s Bar Covington, KY
May 24 The Shrunken Head Columbus, OH
May 25 Old Haunts Tavern Akron, OH
May 26 Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE
May 28 The Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, TN
May 29 JJ’s Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
May 31 The Ultimate Basement Spindale, NC
Jun 01 Casbah Durham, NC

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Mesmerize Posts New Song “Monkey In Sunday Best”

Mesmerize has posted the new song “Monkey In Sunday Best” online, which is taken from the “Paintropy” album, due out at the end of the month. Give the song a listen in the player below.

The full album’s track listing is:

1. It Happened Tomorrow
2. 2.0.3.6. (streaming here)
3. A Desperate Way Out
4. Monkey In Sunday Best
5. Midnight Oil / Within Without
6. One Door Away
7. Paintropy
8. Shadows at the Edge of Perception
9. Mrs. Judas
10. You Know I Know
11. Masterplan
12. Promises (The Cranberries Cover)

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Shai Hulud Finishes Work On Upcoming New Album

Shai Hulud has finished the band’s fourth album and second for Metal Blade Records. This album will serve as the follow-up to 2008’s “Misanthropy Pure.” Matt Fox, Matt Fletcher and co. have completed recording the new album, alongside former Hulud vocalist and current New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, the vocalist on Shai Hulud’s debut full-length album “Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion.”

Additionally, Shai Hulud has confirmed that the rumors are true – Chad Gilbert also recorded vocals for the entire album. A behind-the-scenes video from recording sessions with Matt Fox and Chad Gilbert is currently being completed and will be released in the coming months.

In addition to performing on the album, Chad Gilbert will be joining Shai Hulud on stage for the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary show in New York City on October 13th. Additional shows are in the works and will be confirmed shortly.

Shai Hulud’s Matt Fox has offered the following update:

“It’s been a strange and unpredictable journey, friends… And the journey continues. Spare us a few moments, and we’ll fill you in on the recent goings-on. Your friendly neighborhood Shai Hulud has indeed finished recording a new album which will be released on Metal Blade Records in 2013, keeping with the it-takes-these-guys-forever-to-release-an-album motif we’ve honed and perfected. Regarding the record, it’s never easy to sing praises of your own work. That said, allow us to humbly suggest we’re fairly confident you won’t be disappointed – taking a break from listening to, scrutinizing and nitpicking something you’ve immersed yourself in does wonders for your perception of it. Having done just that, we can conclusively state we are very proud of the album – though not to satisfaction, of course, because as we all know, that is the death of desire.

“See what we did there?

“Our friend and former singer, Chad Gilbert, who produced the album also returned to sing. This is the first time in over a decade he provided recorded vocals to a Shai Hulud song, much less an entire album – his first since ‘Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion’ in 1997, and distinctively the first time Shai Hulud features the same vocalist on two full lengths, mimicking our friends in Further Seems Forever who see their original singer, Chris Carrabba, return to sing on their forthcoming album ‘Penny Black’ due out this year.

“Surely, a majority of you saw this coming. We knew our elusive responses of ‘Clark Griswold’ when asked ‘who sang on the album?’ would foster this very speculation. Tacitly obvious, really. Hidden in plain sight even. If this is a total shocker to you, don’t worry too much; while banking, and parking in metropolitan areas is sometimes difficult, with moderate help you should manage well enough. In theory.

“Just to be clear, Chad has not rejoined Shai Hulud, and it’s highly unlikely there will ever be a full tour with with him fronting the band. You can, however, catch us play together on September 16th at Reel & Restless Fest in Miami, October 13th with Chain Of Strength (!), Bold, Battery, and Shook Ones at one of the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows in NYC, and another show the following day, October 14th, in a city yet to be determined. These shows will be a blast. We hope to see as many of you as possible so we can celebrate together music, creative unions, and enduring friendships.

“You guessed it, the fact that Chad sang on the new album does in fact reveal we do not currently have a fixed, permanent singer. Another shocker. Over the past few years we’ve been fortunate enough to have friends who have loaned us their voices for tours and recordings. We’re grateful to everyone who dedicated any amount of their time and effort to help keep Shai Hulud moving forward. Without them, their friendship, their passion for the music, we would have remained stagnant. Because of them we progressed. For that we owe all of them a serious debt of gratitude words cannot express.

“See what we did there?

“And the journey continues, moving forward as we always have with the help and support of our friends, and those we have connected with musically. Within a day or so we will posting details on what we always look for in the singer of a Hardcore band. We hope to be hearing you.

“Please check in with us online within the next couple of days for details: Onward. Upward. Always and forever, Shai Hulud”

09/16 Miami, FL Reel & Restless Fest
10/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/14 TBA

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Insistence Streaming New Song "A Perception"

Turkey’s Insistence has released a new song online from the band’s upcoming second album, titled “Foreshadow.” Check out the newly posted track “A Perception” in the player available below. You can also hear more songs available for streaming from Insistence over at the band’s Facebook profile here.

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