Eyes of the Sun to release debut album, ‘Chapter I’, via Blacklight Media Records

– February 15th, 2018 –

Album track, “My War”, now streaming online

On March 16th, Brooklyn’s Eyes Of The Sun will release their debut album, Chapter I, via Blacklight Media Records. Originally self-released in 2013, Chapter I blends ambient and moody guitars with bouts of double bass driven aggression. This is sludgy doom with an angry edge, and as vocalist/bassist Jeff Blanchard describes: “‘Chapter I‘ is all about the demise and destruction we do to our planet and to ourselves.”

To preview Chapter I, the album track “My War” can be streamed now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/eyesofthesun – where the record can also be pre-ordered on CD and digitally.

Chapter I track-listing:
1. My War
2. When It Dies
3. Walks of Life
4. Choke
5. End of Origin
6. Nineteen
7. Sound the Horns
8. Slavery of Another Name

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – vocals & bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – guitar
Chris O’Neil – drums

Eyes Of The Sun live:
Mar. 8 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY (Blacklight Media showcase with Candiria, Good Tiger, Gozu, Mother Feather, Oni)

Eyes Of The Sun online:
https://www.facebook.com/eyesofthesun

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Apocalyptica Announce US Tour In May

Apocalyptica have announced almost a whole month of live shows across North America in May. Our highly coveted VIP Packages are available for all dates and include a ticket as well as a Meet’n’Greet with the band – with the chance of taking a picture of this unique moment, of course – an exclusive Apocalyptica shirt, a commemorative laminate and lanyard, a signed Apocalyptica lithograph, and, where applicable, individual, crowd-free merchandise shopping and an early entry to the venue floor before standard ticket holders.

APOCALYPTICA – US TOUR 2018:

May 7 – Spokane, WA
May 8 – Salem, OR
May 9 – Modesto, CA
May 10 – Berkeley, CA
May 11- Riverside, CA
May 12 – Tucson, AZ
May 13 – Chandler, AZ
May 15 – Austin, TX
May 16 – Dallas, TX
May 17 – Oklahoma City, OK
May 18 – Kansas City, MO
May 19 – Indianapolis, IN
May 20 – Cleveland, OH
May 22 – Royal Oak, MI
May 23 – Buffalo, NY
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA
May 25 – Portland, ME
May 26 – Uncasville, CT
May 27 – Albany, NY
May 29 – Ridgefield, CT
May 30 – Montclair, NJ
May 31 – Westbury, NY

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Alterbeast To Release New Album “Feast” In February

Alterbeast’s new album, “Feast“ has been scheduled for a February 23rd release date, via Unique Leader Records. The album was engineered and mixed by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Guitarist Andrew Lamb states of the outing, which features also studio drums from current Trivium drummer Alex Bent:

“I’ve never been more proud of a record then I am with Feast. We poured our hearts, souls, hate, and malice into this album, and I think it really shows. With the addition of Michael’s ‘take no prisoners’ vocals, and Alex Bent‘s ‘Beast-Mode’ style drumming; Feast is hands down our best album yet, and it will remind everyone that Wolftang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck with.”

Adds vocalist Michael Alvarez:

“When listening to the rough pre production I was immediately blown away at the how awesome the songs were! Both Andrew and Alex really killed it, inspiring me to deliver some of the best vocal tracks I have ever recorded!” I’m truly honored to have taken part on this record and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed writing and recording it!”
Pre-orders and a new song are expected soon. In the meantime, the following track listing was unveiled for the release:

01 – “Welcome to Your Doom”
02 – “The Maggots Ascension”
03 – “Black Flame Illumination”
04 – “Feast”
05 – “Vile Skin Posession”
06 – “Apex Night Eclipse”
07 – “Coffin Crescendo ”
08 – “Where Dead Angels Lie” (Dissection cover)
09 – “Upon The Face Of The Deep“

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Egyptology”

– November 17th, 2017 –

Track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ episode this weekend!

Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King / ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

“Egyptology” will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather front-woman Ann Courtney says of the song, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970′s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, Courtney says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Egyptology”

– November 17th, 2017 –

Track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ episode this weekend!

Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King / ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

“Egyptology” will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather front-woman Ann Courtney says of the song, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970′s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, Courtney says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming New Guitar Playthrough Of “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”

Today GuitarWorld.com and Ne Obliviscaris have teamed up to premiere an exclusive play-through video of the song “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”. Watch this video below, courtesy of Guitar World.

‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment for the band. The Australian extreme prog stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge.

Fierce growls intertwine with emotive vocals, while devastating, intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums play against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string arrangements.
NE OBLIVICARIS innovate the epic, progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression once again, marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Trampoline” – track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ season premiere this weekend!

– November 4th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Austin Phelps

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Trampoline”, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=L46R-gAzI7w

The lyric video was created by King Z (Dylan Bowman), a young artist Mother Feather‘s Ann Courtney met fortuitously at one of the band’s live shows in Brooklyn a couple years ago. “He made quite a first impression on me,” says Courtney. “It was his first NYC rock show ever and he was totally wild-eyed afterwards, a fireball of pure enthusiasm. I liked him right away. Dylan made the move to Brooklyn to attend art school at Pratt shortly thereafter and I’ve become a big fan of spectacularly psychedelic style, which is on full display in his webseries, ‘King Z.’ I was thrilled when he agreed to collaborate and lend his style to a lyric video for ‘Trampoline.’”

“Trampoline” will also be aired during the season premiere of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 5th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: http://www.sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Trampoline” – track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ season premiere this weekend!

– November 4th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Austin Phelps

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Trampoline”, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=L46R-gAzI7w

The lyric video was created by King Z (Dylan Bowman), a young artist Mother Feather‘s Ann Courtney met fortuitously at one of the band’s live shows in Brooklyn a couple years ago. “He made quite a first impression on me,” says Courtney. “It was his first NYC rock show ever and he was totally wild-eyed afterwards, a fireball of pure enthusiasm. I liked him right away. Dylan made the move to Brooklyn to attend art school at Pratt shortly thereafter and I’ve become a big fan of spectacularly psychedelic style, which is on full display in his webseries, ‘King Z.’ I was thrilled when he agreed to collaborate and lend his style to a lyric video for ‘Trampoline.’”

“Trampoline” will also be aired during the season premiere of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 5th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: http://www.sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Signs of the Swarm Streaming Full New Album “The Disfigurement Of Existence”

The Disfigurement Of Existence full-length from Pittsburgh death legion Signs of the Swarm is out now via Unique Leader.

Stream it in full via Bandcamp below:

The Disfigurement of Existence by Signs of the Swarm

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Oblivion Debuts New Song & Video “Mechanistic Hollow” From Upcoming New Album “The Path Towards…”

Oblivion, the tech death band featuring Nick Vasallo (ex-Antagony) on vocals and bass, Ben Orum (All Shall Perish, ex-Antagony) and Ted O’Neill ( ex-Alchemicon) on guitars, and drum virtuoso Luis Martinez (ex-Antagony, ex-The Zenith Passage), debuts a new song and video entitled “Mechanistic Hollow”, taken from the upcoming new album “The Path Towards…”, which Unique Leader will release on November 17th. The video for “Mechanistic Hollow” was shot by Matti Way (Disgorge, Pathology).

The album will also feature guest vocal appearances from Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish), Enrico H. Di Lorenzo (Hideous Divinity), and Carlos Saldana (Connoisseur), as well as some guest songwriting from Nile’s Karl Sanders.

Check out now “Mechanistic Hollow” below.

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