Gemini Syndrome Releases “Sorry, Not Sorry” Video

Gemini Syndrome just debuted the “Sorry, Not Sorry” official music video. taken off the “Memento Mori” album. In addition to the video coming online, look for Gemini Syndrome on the of the “Half God, Half Devil” tour with In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar later this month. The band comments:

“Our brand-new music video for ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ tells the story about a husband and wife who have lost themselves in vanity and greed. The woman injects herself with large painful needles and cuts her face, while the man chops up a briefcase full of cash and snorts it like drugs. As the wife sits down with her husband at the dinner table, she looks cartoonish, while the husband is sweating over a large mirrored plate of money. Things then really start to take a turn for the worse for them both and you gotta watch to find out their fate.

“The song itself shines a light on the collective mental illness that our society seems to be infected with. Now more than ever, it’s so easy to lose ourselves in a false virtual reality that glorifies materialism and self-seeking satisfaction. We’ve become ironic memes of ourselves, social zombies lost in our devices, where tangible human interaction has become unnecessary and burdensome. We’re desensitized from only seeing others and ourselves through self-imposed filters. It’s time to wake up from the spell and look ourselves, and each other, in the eye.

“We are also extremely grateful to be a part of the ‘Half God, Half Devil’ Tour with our friends In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar. It’s an honor to be a part of this amazing package and share the stage with such great bands, and good friends, old and new. If there are still tickets available in your city, get them now, as shows have been selling out every night!”

†Headline Show
††w/ Avatar
†††Festival

April 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
April 23 – Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
† April 24 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
April 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 26 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
April 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
†† April 29 – Destin, FL – Club LA
††† April 30 – Summerville, SC – 98 Rockfest
May 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
May 03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
† May 04 – Akron, OH – The Empire Concert Club
May 05 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
† May 07 – Fayetteville, AR – Georges Majestic
† May 09 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi
† May 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

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American Standards Releasing New Album “Anti-Melody”

Arizona based quartet American Standards is set to release forthcoming full-length album, “Anti-Melody,” on April 28th.

Forming in 2011 and releasing a first record in 2012 on We Are Triumphant, the band quickly became known for intense live shows, a tongue in cheek demeanor, and relentless work ethic playing over 250+ shows to date.

Vocalist Brandon Kellum comments: “What started as social commentary on the growing divide in our society became very personal when our founding guitarist (Cody Conrad) passed of suicide and then soon after, my father of cancer. We went back in to re-write much of the album and in a lot of ways used it as therapy to deal with the experiences. Although very personal, at its core Anti-Melody is centered around the universal theme of separation on many levels.”

1. Writers Block Party
2. Carpe Diem, Tomorrow
3. Church Burner
4. Bartenders Without Wings
5. Danger Music #9
6. CancerEater
7. Broken Culture
8. Chicago Overcoat

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New Single “You Don’t Know” Streaming From Kobra And The Lotus

It’s been three years since Kobra And The Lotus’ last studio album “High Priestess” was released back in 2014. The time since has not been wasted; with the third album under it’s belt, and completing multiple tours worldwide (with the likes of Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society, and Fear Factory to name just a few), the path of self-discovery has led the band to this most important moment: “Prevail I,: the band’s latest offering. The album will be released on May 12th via Napalm Records. Check out he new song “You Don’t Know” in the player below.

“Prevail I” promises to be a rock juggernaut full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms and haunting vocal melodies that will take the listener on a sonic journey leading them out from the darkness and into the light! Produced by Jacob Hansen (Pyramaze, Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica etc) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, “Prevail I” will undoubtedly usher the band to much deserved elevated hard rock status. Evolution is inevitable and Kobra And The Lotus have delivered their most powerful album to date.

Says vocalist Kobra Paige: “To be alive brings many great things but among those things includes great suffering. It’s painful to feel backed into a corner, judged, misunderstood for who we really are. We can never really know a person until we have seen their point of view, crawled into their skin, and walked a mile in their shoes, but that will never happen. This is the anthem for the man, the woman, the human, navigating their life the best way they can. After all “You don’t know what it’s like to be me.”

Prevail I, with Prevail II to complete the story in the not too distant future, sports the following track list:

1. Gotham
2. TriggerPulse
3. You Don’t Know
4. Specimen X (The Mortal Chamber)
5. Light Me Up
6. Manifest Destiny
7. Victim
8. Check The Phyrg
9. Hell On Earth
10. Prevail

Check out “You Don’t Know” here:

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Silence Equals Death Posts New Song “Peacemaker”

The first single from New Jersey hardcore quintet Silence Equals Death and the “End Times” debut full-length is now playing below as the record nears release via Eulogy Recordings.

Opening track “Peacemaker” surges with an energetic flow fans can expect for the duration of the album, as Silence Equals Death merges classic hardcore styles with energy and finesse. The band comments that the song is about “when you have exhausted your options and resort to aggressive actions.”

With ten new energetic and infectious tracks, “End Times” was recorded by Silence Equals Death at Scorpion Studios in late 2016, mixed by the band and Kevin Carafa, and mastered by Carafa with additional mastering by Michael White. Artwork was h andled by Carlo at Kill Carlo Boy Designs.

The album will be issued on CD and digital platforms through Eulogy Recordings on April 7th and you can also catch these upcoming tour dates:

2/25/2017 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY *Veterans Benefit w/ Leeway NYC, The Banne
3/11/2017 Harpers Pub – Clementon, NJ w/ Belligerent, Last Breath Of Man, Sharptooth
4/07/2017 The Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ w/ Agnostic Front
4/09/2017 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY *release show w/ Apparition, Full Scale Riot, more
5/05/2017 Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ *release show w/ Threat 2 Society, Robots And Monsters, Ogre
5/06/2017 5 Event South Tower – Callaway, MD w/ Inverted Planets, Only 4 Tonight
6/04/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ @ Micro Fest

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Absinthe From Society Releases New EP “The Angels Ignored Us”

First launching on to the Edmonton metal scene in 2006 and releasing debut EP “Project Infection” in 2012, Absinthe From Society returns in 2017 after a short hiatus with next release “The Angels Ignored Us,” which officially drops today.

Comprised of founder Ian “Saint Absinthe” Harper and Adam “The Caveman” Roberts (drums & percussion), along with Lexi “Shitkicker 9000” Graham (bass & vocals), the trio combine an aggressive sound with ethereal texture.

Ian Harper comments: “Existing fans will love it and hopefully other people who hear it for the first time will be impressed. The EP has a lot of raw sound, which was part of the goal for the EP. We didn’t want anything overly produced because that seems to be the trend these days, and we feel that live music is really at the root of any musical renaissance.

“We find our music attracts different people. We have a heavier sound, but we do have softer melodies. My lyrics are emotionally charged and give each track its own personality. In this new EP, my writings deal mainly with relationships and especially toxic ones, which I’m sure many can relate to along with feelings of frustration and anger as well as sadness. Overall, whether you’re a mosher or someone who stands and grooves, we find we’ll appeal to most in the metal spectrum.”

1. Hellbent (3:54)
2. A Man Possessed (4:05)
3. Never (4:49)
4. Worth It (4:04)

The Angels Ignored Us by Absinthe From Society

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Society 1 Announces New Album “Rise From The Dead”

Southern California’s industrial metal group Society 1 has inked a deal with DSN Music to release upcoming album “Rise From The Dead,” scheduled for release this March.

Society 1, which was founded in 1996 by the infamous Lord Zane on lead vocals, also features veteran guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, bassist Dirt Von Karloff, and drummer Iorden Mitev.

“It feels good to be back at it again, like an old lover who fucked you better than anyone before or after” said Zane during a decadent signing party at the DSN Music complex in Malibu, CA. “Everyone has those moments when you resurrect and reinvent. This album ‘Rise From The Dead’ is one of those moments.”

The comeback for Zane follows a hiatus during which he established a successful Hollywood career as a music video director, working on projects with such acts as Zakk Wylde, John 5, DMC, Wayne Static, and Orgy. “For me this isn’t so much of a return for the band but more a return of
my understanding of how necessary musical exploration is to my existence,” said Zane.

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Blessed Curse Announces New Album “Beware Of The Night”

Nor Cal’s Blessed Curse is back. It’s been some time since the trio released a full-length, self-titled album in 2012. But on March 31st these thrashers make a comeback with “Beware of the Night.”

Ripping and tearing through five new songs of blistering, aggressive metal, “Beware of the Night” was once again produced by Juan Urteaga (Sadus, Exodus, Testament) at Trident Studios.

“Recording with Juan has been a great experience in the past and this time was no different,” states drummer Derek Bean. “I feel like this whole session was an improvement from the 2012 self-titled album from our playing to the final masters. We worked timely and efficiently on getting these songs recorded to the best of all our abilities, which definitely shows in the final release.”

The album also introduces new bass player Dan Keenan. “The delay of the band also just had to do with finding the correct person who has the same goals and desires as us and wants to improve and push us forward into our own sound and style which took some time,” adds Derek.

Now armed with a new recording, featuring striking cover artwork from Stone Design’s Brian Lewis (DevilDriver, Black Label Society, Cultural Warfare), Blessed Curse has been doing regional shows, including one this week supporting The Mentors at Café Colonial in Sacramento on February 18th. In the meantime, the guys promise there won’t be as much delay between recordings with several new songs already written for a future full album.

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In The Company Of Serpents Streaming New Song “Limitless Light”

“Ain-Soph Aur,” the new studio offering from Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents, will see independent release on March 10th, 2017. In advance of its release, today closing track “Limitless Light” comes online and can be heard below.

“‘Limitless Light’ is probably the heaviest thing we’ve written to date,” comments vocalist Grant Netzorg, “and it’s my favorite track off the new record. It’s a very cathartic and often painful song for me to play live. Thematically, this song deals with striving to realize the true version of one’s self, the self that is who we essentially are at the core of our beings when all other baggage we acquire in life is stripped away.”

He goes on to say, “It is that true and beautiful version of ourselves that we must take every effort to honor and act upon, and it is a lifelong pursuit. This song has a strong melancholy to it, because I know that in many ways I have personally failed in this endeavor, whether through personal or professional obligations, or in the simple reality of how our society operates. Nonetheless it is an immense goal worthy of constant and continued effort, regardless of any personal setbacks I have encountered on the path there, and I intend to keep chasing that ideal.”

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Yurodivy Streaming New Album “Aphos”

Yurodivy’s new album “Aphos” is out today – February 2nd – via WOOAAARGH Records and all the tracks can be heard below. The label also comments:

“Like a metaphoric tale, the album trace the story of a fish which decided to leave the cold and dark sea bed to swallow the sun and bring it back into the abyss. The title ‘Children Of The Sun’ captures the division of a people that is facing a system settled by former generations that is now beyond their control.

“In this tale, it is the moment when the sun, brought on the seafloor as something positive, is dividing everyone. Using material from the Battleship Potemkin movie and linking it with the current state of our society seemed for us a good way to represent the analogy of the lyrics of this song, and, by extension, of the whole disc.

“‘In The Violence Of The Ashes’ is the 8th chapter of ‘Aphos.’ It is the key moment in the story told in this album. It illustrates our heroin’s journey towards the earth center, a concious fall towards hell, this moment when it becomes necessary to touch the bottom to become aware of real problems.”

1. Six Feet Under Water 05:57
2. The Way Of The Light 02:23
3. Ascension 04:01
4. 40 Days 08:57
5. Now You Can Feed The Monster (part1) 02:30
6. Now You Can Feed The Monster (part2) 04:15
7. Children Of The Sun 01:30
8. In The Violence Of The Ashes 01:34
9. War Drums 02:10
10. Necessary 03:32
11. Genesis 04:57

YURODIVY – Aphos by YURODIVY

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The Vicious Head Society Announces Debut Album “Abject Tomorrow”

The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane, today reveals that debut album “Abject Tomorrow” will be released on the 24th of March, 2017.

Featuring guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley, “Abject Tomorrow” is sure to please the ears of progressive metal fans and those with a taste for all things guitar.

As with most progressive records, “Abject Tomorrow” is no different in the sense that it is a concept album. The story is based in a dystopian future in which all humans are required to have emotion inhibiting implants implanted from birth. One man’s implant fails and it chronicles his journey of discovery and reconnection with his humanity.

“It’s a concept album but the more and more I wrote the more it became a strange biographical narration of my own confidence struggle with putting music into the world,” states Keane. “I hope it finds some kind of audience and that people enjoy it. For me, it’s a very emotive album. Even though it’s a concept album on the surface, there’s a lot of personal experience in it and there’s sure to be some people out there who can connect with it on an emotional level.”

1. The Sycophants
2. Abject Tomorrow
3. Downfall
4. Agenda
5. The 11th Hour
6. Psychedelic Torture Trip
7. Gods Of The New Age
8. Analogue Spectre

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