Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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The Illuminated Sky Drops July 21

Closing a four-year void since the release of The Colourless Sunrise debut, from technical power metal, laden with soaring vocals and blistering guitar work, to epic orchestral driven prog, PROSPEKT has produced their best effort to date. The Illuminated Sky is an album that excites and takes the listener on a journey through the cosmos via the wonders of prog. Offers PROSPEKT‘s […]

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The Illuminated Sky Drops July 21

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Teaser For “Live At Masters Of Rock” Blue-Ray/DVD/2CD Issued By Korpiklaani

Finnish folk masters Korpiklaani issued a preview teaser for the band’s first ever Blu-Ray/DVD/2CD live release “Live at Masters of Rock,” which hits the streets on August 25th via Nuclear Blast.

This release doesn’t just include Korpiklaani’s show from 2016, but also houses a second full show from 2014 as a bonus feature. The 2016 concert features guest appearances from Tero Hyväluoma (additional fiddler) as well as Toni Perttula (additional accordion player), Sami’s identical twin brother. The mixing and mastering of “Live at Masters of Rock” were both handled by frontman Jonne Järvelä.

The complete track listing is:

Blu-ray/DVD (2016):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. A Man With A Plan
3. Journey Man
4. Pilli on pajusta tehty (see clip here)
5. Erämaan ärjyt
6. Lempo
7. Sahti
8. Ruumiinmultaa
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

Blu-ray/DVD (2014):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. Tuonelan tuvilla
3. Ruumiinmultaa
4. Metsämies
5. Kantaiso
6. Juodaan viinaa
7. Petoeläimen kuola
8. Sumussa hämärän aamun
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

CD 1 (2016):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. A Man With A Plan
3. Journey Man
4. Pilli on pajusta tehty
5. Erämaan ärjyt
6. Lempo
7. Sahti
8. Ruumiinmultaa
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

CD 2 (2014):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. Tuonelan tuvilla
3. Ruumiinmultaa
4. Metsämies
5. Kantaiso
6. Juodaan viinaa
7. Petoeläimen kuola
8. Sumussa hämärän aamun
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

Check out the clip here:

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Debut Self-Titled Album From Bigfoot Expected This Fall

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut of one of the latest U.K. signings – Bigfoot. The album will be released October 13th.

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

Order the debut album at this location or digitally through iTunes or Google Play. Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of the new song “The Fear,” the video clip of which you can see in the player below.

“The Fear” was written shortly after the release of the second EP. Sam Millar describes it as
“a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over”, while musically Mick McCullagh states that “it is a Jekyll and Hyde type affair. There’s the gnarly, in your face heavy rock guitar side of it, then the melodic, anthemic side with big uplifting vocals. It’s very dynamic, which adds to the tension we were aiming for.”

The video for “The Fear” was shot by Shane Green at The Giffard in Wolverhampton.
Tom Aspinall says “we had played there a month or so before and thought the stage would be perfect for the shots we wanted with the idea of it being quite dark and frantic. We’ve worked with Shane in the past and knew he would deliver a fast paced and exciting video.”

Having toured constantly around the UK and performed at festivals including Breakout, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Steelhouse and more, the quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in home territory. Two successful self-released EP’s also drew the attention of the Naples based rock powerhouse Frontiers Music Srl, who signed them to their roster as fast as it could.

The self-titled debut album was co-produced by the band with Justin Richards (who also mixed the record), it consists of eleven songs. The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Karma
2. The Fear
3. Tell Me A Lie
4. Forever Alone
5. Eat Your Words
6. Prisoner Of War
7. Freak Show
8. I Dare You
9. The Devil In Me
10. Uninvited
11. Yours

Check out “The Fear” here:

This Bigfoot is no myth, but they are about to become legends.

Upcoming UK shows:
25.08.17 HULL Hair Metal Heaven
14.10.17 MANCHESTER Sound Control (album launch event)
11.11.17 SHEFFIELD Corporation (with Tyketto)
25.11.17 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele (with Tyketto)

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Lyric Video For New Song “3rd Testament” Issued By Septicflesh

Gods of orchestral extreme metal, Septicflesh, will release the unrelenting new opus “Codex Omega” on September 1st in North America via Prosthetic Records. As a follow up to the release of the first single, “Dante’s Inferno,” the band dropped the colossal new track “3rd Testament (Codex Omega).” Grab ahold of your seat and listen via the new lyric video in the player towards the bottom.

The video was created by Cloud Music Typography. Guitarist Sotiris V. comments on the track, “As the release date of our new album is getting closer, it is appropriate to introduce you to the song that revolves around the main theme, “3rd Testament (Codex Omega)”. So, behold the anti-bible. Listen to the sutras of the 3rd and final book in the divine drama series…”

“Codex Omega” will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a U.S. indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets. Preorders are up now and available at this location.

“Codex Omega” was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of that trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, “Codex Omega” is by far the most infernal release from Septicflesh to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

The track list is:

CD 1:

1. Dante’s Inferno (see 360 degree video clip here)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

Check out “3rd Testament” here:

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New Single “Alba” Available From Unalei

Less than a year has passed since the release of the debut album “Taedium Vitae” by Italy’s Unalei and today the band issued the new single “Alba” via Club Inferno.

The song was mixed by Alfonso Fo’ Corace and mastered by the legend Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

It is a different and a bit stunning track for you, affected to their sound until now. An important step for Unalei which extends points of view and sound horizons and has been written in English for the first time. No distorsions, screams or double-bass, by now the metal/gothic vein may transpire only from the atmosphere and the sensations of the track.

Check it out here:

Alba – single by Unalei

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KillSET Releases New Album “S.T.F.U.”

Los Angels, California nu metal outfit KillSET is pleased to announce the release the “S.T.F.U.” album. Comprised of former ARCM and Choleric members, KillSET consists of Luca (Vocals), Dave Comer (Guitars), Mark Baker (Bass), and James “Jas” Dillon (Drums).

“S.T.F.U.” is the band’s second studio album released under Scratched Records. The record was produced by Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, ill Nino, 36 Crazyfists) who also produced previous album “Know Your Killer.

1. Get Up
2. Bully
3. Killers in the Pit
4. Tomorrow
5. Broken Angel
6. Jump
7. How Dare You
8. Animal
9. Not a Love Story
10. Don’t Let Me Die

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Vuur Launches City Guessing Contest For New Album

Anneke van Giersbergen’s Vuur is pleased to announce the release of debut album “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities” on October 20th, 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic.

Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release, a contest was just launched where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album. Head to this location to take part.

Anneke comments: “Often I have a strong feeling for a city where I perform. It can be anything, sometimes I visualize a city as a man or a character, or sometimes something happened in that city that I want to write about. All 11 songs on the album pay tribute to a certain city and with this contest we’d like to give our fans the opportunity to guess which cities will be featured on the album and win some unique items.”

The band will also team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December alongside opening act My Propane. Anneke had this to say: “We’re very excited to present our debut album live and hit the road this December. Scar Symmetry and Vuur will each be playing full sets every night. Vuur’s setlist consists of mostly new material, but the audience will get to hear some of my previous outings and collaborations as well.”

Dec 07, 2017 Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)
Dec 08, 2017 Biebob Vosselaar (BE)
Dec 09, 2017 The Dome London (UK)
Dec 10, 2017 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht (NL)

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Afterbirth Streaming New Track “Drills And Needles”

As the release of “The Time Traveler’s Dilemma,” the long-awaited debut from New York death metal unit Afterbirth, draws closer to release, today new single “Drills And Needles” is offered for communal consumption.

Afterbirth’s “The Time Traveler’s Dilemma” will see release this coming July 28th on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joseph Cincotta at Full Force Studios and comes enclosed in the cover art of Kishor Haulenbeek.

The vinyl edition was mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst et al). As an extra bonus, Frank Rini (ex-Internal Bleeding) performs backing vocals on the track “Timeless Formless.”

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Klogr Announces “Keystone” Album, Posts New Video

After two albums, a DVD, and 23 dates supporting Prong on a European tour, the alternative rock / metal band Klogr is back. Today the band announces a third full-length entitled “Keystone,” scheduled to be released on October 6th, 2017 on Zeta Factory.

Coinciding with the announcement of the release of “Keystone,” today Klogr launches the video of first single “Prison Of Light.” The album was recorded Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by David Bottrill.

“Keystone, is a central point of a system, a doctrine, a school of thought, a series of events” says band mastermind Rusty, “the new album is the perfect representation of our work, what we believe in and what we want to express with our music.”

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