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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Solitary Releasing New Album “The Diseased Heart Of Society”

UKEM Records has revealed that a brand new Solitary full-length album will be unleashed on Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

The album is entitled “The Diseased Heart Of Society” and features sleeve art from Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art, who also created the hard hitting lyric video for the single “Unidentified.”

That track appears on the album along with nine other monster songs that together set new standards for U.K. thrash. The full album track listing is as follows:

1. Blackened Skies
2. Wait
3. Trigger Point Atrocity
4. Anthem Of Regret
5. Architects Of Shame
6. The Diseased Heart Of Society
7. Unidentified
8. The Words Define
9. The Edge Of Violence
10. Humanity’s Decline

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No Turning Back Streams “No Time To Waste” Title Track

No Turning Back is now streaming the title track to new album “No Time To Waste,” which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

Pre-order our new album ‘No Time To Waste’ digitally and you’ll be able to download both songs for free and get the new album a week before it’s released on February 17th!!”

1. I Won’t Fall
2. Hold On Tight
3. Heart Of Stone
4. Sick Society
5. End This War
6. Betrayed
7. Turn The Tide
8. Stand My Ground
9. Together
10. Ashes To Dust
11. True Sorrow
12. No Time To Waste

No Time To Waste by No Turning Back

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New Music Video “Post Society” Issued By Voivod

Canadian avante garde progressive thrash act Voivod released a new music video for the song “Post Society.” Check it out below. The song appears on the 7″ split release with Entombed A.D. that was issued back at the tail end of October. The band recently confirmed that work is underway for a new studio album expected for 2017.

Check out “Post Society” here:

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New Single “Pure Evil” Streaming From Like A Storm

New Zealand hard rock/metal act Like A Storm are returning for the fourth tour of Europe/UK, this time with heavyweights Alter Bridge and support from Volbeat, Gojira and Living Color..

Says bassist Kent Brooks: “From the very first time we came over, we knew that this was a special part of the world to come and play. Rock and Metal are definitely not dead here! People wear their hearts on their sleeves. We’ve never had a bad show here, so we’re very stoked to be back.”

Like A Storm is coming back with a brand new single “Pure Evil” (streaming below), which will be accompanied later this month by a video featuring the band playing in the abandoned Methodist Church in the U.S. “We actually filmed in a place considered to be one of America’s most dangerous cities. We had to hire armed police officers as security – that was a different experience, coming from New Zealand!” says Kent. The song itself is a opus, combining metal drumming and riffage with choirs, electronic music, and of course Like A Storm’s trademark didgeridoo.

Lyrically the song marks a turning point in Like A Storm’s writing, addressing the dark side of religious and political power. Says guitarist Matt Brooks: “Those members of our society who are supposed to be a shining example of morality are so often revealed to be corrupt, immoral, and even dangerous. The cover ups, scandals and exploitation that pervade the highest levels of church and government are just sickening. So ‘Pure Evil’ seemed like the perfect way to sum up this absolute hypocrisy – these people appear so righteous, but at their core they are the worst of the worst.”

“From all of our touring here we got turned onto a lot of heavier music coming out of Europe/Scandanavia like Dimmu Borgir & Gojira,” says Kent. “We’ve always loved writing music that’s layered and epic, and wanted to keep pushing that.”

Check out “Pure Evil” here:

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The Chronic Legion Reveals Self-Titled Album Art

New Delhi based experimental outfit The Chronic Legion has unleashed the artwork for an upcoming self-titled album. “The Chronic Legion” is slated to be a fusion of modern and old school metal complimented by traditional Indian folk music. The band’s bassist Sahil Bajaj says:

“The album and the artwork are inspired by the moral degradation of the society. The elements used in the artwork are based on the issues which the mother earth has to face in this generation. Both the artists, Ishaan & Naveen did an incredible job.”

Keshav Dhar from Skyharbor is slated to make a guest appearance, along with sitarist Rishabh Seen and tabla player Karan Chitra. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Intro
2. Hour of greed
3. Corruption
4. Decade of war
5. Pollution
6. Drugs
7. Maya

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Details Of New Album “The Era of Precarity” Issued By Re-Armed

On September 30, 2016, Finnish Metallers Re-Armed will release “The Era of Precarity” internationally via Finland’s Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (Organization), which supports elder people and young adults in band’s hometown area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.

Check out “The Era of Precarity” album teaser in the player below. The band has released the following statement about the new album: “‘The Era of Precarity’ is fully conceptual album where each track dives into a dystopian-world that you would never want to live in. The album reflects decadent elements of our society and challenges the listener to think what kind of world we want to live in now and in the future . All the major conflicts of the 21st century are still solved with warfare and the interesting question is; ‘Do we really want to leave this perishing world as a legacy to our descendants?’ Therefore the message is current and very serious. While you’re listening to the record we recommend you to leave larping clothes, drinking horns and mythological characters into the depths of your imagination. The world is here and right now.”

The track listing for the album is:

1. Novus Ordo Seclorum
2. Lullaby of Obedience
3. Through The Barricades
4. Riot Act
5. Ivory Towers
6. Years of Decay
7. Three Headed Beast
8. Evolve Cycle
9. The Aftermath
10. Cursed Beyond Belief
11. Purification
12. The Hunt Is On!

Check out the teaser clip here:

See Re-Armed live this fall:

2/9 @ Blackpool, Järvenpää FIN
3/9 @ 15bar, Seinäjoki FIN
9/9 @ Bar Rock Bear, Vantaa FIN
16/9 @ Lepakkomies, Helsinki FIN
23/9 @ Katse, Jyväskylä FIN
24/9 @ Vernissa, Tikkurila FIN
6/10 @ Sala Rocksound, Barcelona ES
8/10 @ C.C. Valdefierro, Zaragoza ES
9/10 @ Sala Matisse, Valencia ES
11/10 @ Sala Metalarium, Badajoz ES
12/10 @ Sala Silikona, Madrid ES
14/10 @ Pikne Baar, Tallinn EE
15/10 @ Lemmys, Kaunas LT
16/10 @ Metro Club, Vilnius LT

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Maynard James Keenan Adds More Dates To U.S. Book Tour

Maynard James Keenan just added two new dates to his previously announced book tour: November 11th at The New York Society for Ethical Culture and November 12th at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

Keenan will participate in a moderated discussion about the book and his decision to share such intimate details about his life.

The special evening also includes Keenan reading passages from “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things,” which is coming November 8th via BackBeat Books. Dates for the book tour are as follows:

November 9 Nashville, TN City Winery SOLD OUT
November 11 New York, NY The New York Society for Ethical Culture
November 12 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
November 16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall

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AC Angry Inks Record Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

SPV/Steamhammer is very proud to announce that AC Angry from Saarbrücken, Germany has now inked a worldwide record deal, with an upcoming new album to be released in November this year.

Alan Costa (AC Angry) comments on the signing: “We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with SPV/Steamhammer from now on! The legendary label boasts decades of experience and unrivalled expertise in the music business and we are happy to have found precisely the right partner for our future endeavours. Being part of the SPV/Steamhammer family, home of many of our heroes, is just awesome! There is a true passion for music here! Maximum rock ‘n’ roll!”

Georg Schröder (A&R Steamhammer) adds: “This 4-headed rock n roll beast fits perfectly into our current Steamhammer roster. The band was able to get international attention with their debut album “Black Denim” and they toured very successful with some big names in the music biz, such as Airbourne, Black Label Society, Saxon and many others. The new album will be a good step forward in their career and we are honored that they decided to go this way together with SPV/Steamhammer.”

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AC Angry Inks Record Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

SPV/Steamhammer is very proud to announce that AC Angry from Saarbrücken, Germany has now inked a worldwide record deal, with an upcoming new album to be released in November this year.

Alan Costa (AC Angry) comments on the signing: “We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with SPV/Steamhammer from now on! The legendary label boasts decades of experience and unrivalled expertise in the music business and we are happy to have found precisely the right partner for our future endeavours. Being part of the SPV/Steamhammer family, home of many of our heroes, is just awesome! There is a true passion for music here! Maximum rock ‘n’ roll!”

Georg Schröder (A&R Steamhammer) adds: “This 4-headed rock n roll beast fits perfectly into our current Steamhammer roster. The band was able to get international attention with their debut album “Black Denim” and they toured very successful with some big names in the music biz, such as Airbourne, Black Label Society, Saxon and many others. The new album will be a good step forward in their career and we are honored that they decided to go this way together with SPV/Steamhammer.”

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