He Is Legend Releases “Air Raid” Video

He Is Legend has dropped a video for “Air Raid,” which can be seen in the player below (or at Vevo here if it doesn’t load for you).

“We’ve kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now,” said singer Schuylar Croom. “Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be out best assets – all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track our new album called ‘Air Raid.'”

He continued, “This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldnt be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!”

He Is Legend will release Spinefarm debut “Few” on April 28th, 2017. The band is currently on tour, playing headline gigs, with these dates remaining:

3/30/17 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
3/31/17 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
4/01/17 – Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
4/02/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
4/04/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4/05/17 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
4/06/17 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

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He Is Legend Releases “Air Raid” Video

He Is Legend has dropped a video for “Air Raid,” which can be seen in the player below (or at Vevo here if it doesn’t load for you).

“We’ve kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now,” said singer Schuylar Croom. “Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be out best assets – all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track our new album called ‘Air Raid.'”

He continued, “This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldnt be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!”

He Is Legend will release Spinefarm debut “Few” on April 28th, 2017. The band is currently on tour, playing headline gigs, with these dates remaining:

3/30/17 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
3/31/17 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
4/01/17 – Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
4/02/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
4/04/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4/05/17 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
4/06/17 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

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The Convalescence Signs With Unique Leader Records

Ohio death metal/deathcore unit The Convalescence is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Record roster for the release of an as-yet-untitled full-length later this year.

Delivering brutal riffs and dark imagery, the Toledo-born six-piece was forged in 2011 and has since made a mark on the underground metal scene performing over 400 shows across the United States and Europe including appearances on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Rock Fest, West Coast Death Fest, SXSW, and many more.

The band is currently wrapping up a tour with Otep and will unleash a fifth studio album via Unique Leader in the coming months. Comments The Convalescence in a collective statement: “We are very proud to be a part of the Unique Leader Records roster for the release of our upcoming album. This is by far our heaviest and, in our opinion, hands down the best album we’ve done so far. We couldn’t ask for a better label to work with for this release. Keep an eye out for big things happening in the near future.”

In related news, The Convalescence will serve as support to Testament, Sepultura, and Prong on an upcoming U.S. tour from April 6th and through April 24th. The band’s fifteen-date trek includes a stop at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

4/06/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/07/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/08/2017 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
4/09/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
4/10/2017 House OF Blues – New Orleans, LA
4/12/2017 House Of Blues – Tampa, FL
4/13/2017 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/14/2017 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/15/2017 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
4/16/2017 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/19/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
4/21/2017 The Palladium @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
4/22/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
4/23/2017 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
4/24/2017 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

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Hideous Divinity Streams New Track “Angel Of Revolution”

Next month, Italian death metal unit Hideous Divinity, which features within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, will unleash the “Adveniens” full-length album via Unique Leader.

In advance of its release, the band has unveiled “Angel Of Revolution” for communal
dissection. Elaborates guitarist Enrico Schettino of the track:

“Where did all this come from? Anger and frustration. Time was running out, recording sessions were approaching, and still, something was missing. The Riff was not there. Yet. Hours were spent listening, relistening, writing, and rewriting, and nothing. Almost giving up, it came. The Riff. Straight, simple, impulsive.

“The rest was easy: Stefano [Franceschini] came along with his punishing bassline and [vocalist] Enrico H. with the lyrics, one of his most memorable entrances ever. Listen to it: You will notice something different. Peculiar. What you hear is A Note. Ladies and gentlemen, here’s ‘Angel Of Revolution,” the straight-to-the-face smasher of the album.”

Slated for release on April 28th, the follow-up to previous “Cobra Verde” long player was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse etc.) during the Autumn of 2016.

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Louder Than Life Festival 2017 Revealed

Save the date and ready your appetite: after three successful years, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park in Louisville, KY on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017 for its 4th year of rock ‘n’ roll, Gourmet Man Food, local craft beer, onsite experiences, and the mind-blowing Bourbon World.

Look for more details on the fest to be announced in May, including headliners and complete lineup. Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Louisville’s Louder Than Life features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and food curated personally by Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent.

The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2016, Louder Than Life topped 50,000 in attendance for the second year in a row, with Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold headlining together for the first time ever.

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Syberia signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

– March 8th, 2017 –

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Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Barcelona’s Syberia. Currently in writing mode, the instrumental rock quartet will release their third album in 2018, as the follow-up to their previous critically acclaimed works: 2012′s Drawing a Future and 2016′s Resiliency.

Syberia comments: “We are very proud to be part of the Metal Blade family. It is a reference record label for all good metal-heads and a dream come true for us. Since we started the band, we have worked very hard to get here. We want to thank everyone in the label for the confidence they’ve placed in us, and especially to Chef Santos for recommending us. We can’t wait to start working on our new album and to put our whole heart in it.”

Interspersing influences from across the full spectrum of instrumental rock/metal, dream pop and shoegaze, Syberia juxtaposes order and grace with notions of cathartic freedom ‐ finding liberation in beautiful, uplifting melodies that never lapse into over-sentimentality. For their efforts, Syberia has received much praise from fans and media alike, resulting in European tours with bands such as Caspian, SleepMakeWaves, The Chameleons, Heirs, Constants, among many others. With their signing to Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, the group aims to reach new heights and deliver their unique brand of rock to audiences around the world.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Syberia line-up:
Oscar Linares – guitar
Kandro Ruiz – bass
Jordi CE – guitar
Oscar Caselles – drums

Syberia online:
http://www.syberiaband.com
https://syberia.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/syberiaband
https://twitter.com/syberiabcn
https://www.instagram.com/syberiaband
https://www.youtube.com/user/syberiabcn

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Afterbirth Signs With Unique Leader Records

New York progressive/brutal death metal group Afterbirth – featuring within its ranks members of Helmet, Artificial Brain, and Buckshot Facelift – is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster.

Comments the band: “Afterbirth is extremely pleased to announce that we’ve signed with Unique Leader Records, one of the most legendary and long-running labels in the death metal underground. We couldn’t be happier to be part of the Unique Leader tradition and its growing roster of some of the most intense and brutal bands operating in extreme music today.”

Details of the band’s forthcoming new full-length to be announced in the coming months. Unique Leader also issued this history on the group:

“Among the earliest purveyors of brutal death metal, Afterbirth was forged on Long Island, New York during the Summer of 1993. The following year, the band release the Psychopathic Embryotomy studio demo which has since become something of a cult-like classic among the extreme metal underground. Due to various issues among its members however, Afterbirth disbanded shortly thereafter the recording.

“Fast forward almost twenty years to 2013: Setting aside the differences that might have contributed to their initial demise, Afterbirth reformed, rehearsing their older songs and crafting new material that not only drew upon their earlier work but also highlighted their collective musical evolution.

“Afterbirth racked a new demo simply titled ‘2014 Demo,’ which showcased their sharpened and honed musical prowess. It wasn’t long before the band was road blocked yet again as longtime founding front man Matt Duncan was asked to leave due to numerous creative, personal, and musical differences.

“The three remaining members — guitarist Cody Drasser, bassist David Case (Helmet), and drummer Keith Harris decided to continue on as a three-piece instrumental unit for the time, descending into an extremely rich and productive period of songwriting, The band would toil away in obscurity as a trio before joining forces with vocalist Will Smith of Artificial Brain and Buckshot Facelift. Smith’s inhuman gutturals harken back to Afterbirth’s brutal death metal roots, while his impressive shrieking, hardcore bark and unearthly vocal techniques add much needed depth and color to the band’s ever-increasing sonic palette.”

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New Album “Elliptic Orbits” Announced By Trilateral

Multi-dimensional progressive metal act Trilateral announced the new release “Elliptic Orbits.” The album drops independently on March 11th. A preview clip can be viewed in the player below.

Trilateral is a progressive metal band with influences as diverse as their music. A trinity of adept and nonconformist musicians, the band is not easily categorized into one simple genre, but that’s exactly what keeps hungry, forward-thinking metal fans interested in their unique sound. Although they integrate various fundamental elements of multiple genres and styles, Trilateral delivers neural depth without mercy to shatter audiences’ expectations of what modern prog metal is truly capable of.

With a unique blend of brutality and jazz-fusion, the band manages to create a vast soundscape within every track that is not typically associated with metal.

“Elliptic Orbits” was engineered and produced by Jacob Goose at Avalon Studios. It was mixed by Nigel Curley at Mindscape Studios and mastered by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios. The logos were created by Nate Mitic of Cosmic Creative Design and the album’s artwork was created by Tom Hilborn.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dividers of Infinity
2. Cloud Forest
3. Airlock
4. Celestial Bodies
5. Whalefall
6. Fountainhead
7. Nomad
8. Blessed Protagonist
9. Charon
10. Darkless
11. Arbitrarium
12. Convergence

Check out the preview clip here:

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Condemned Posts “Legion” Lyric Video

San Diego-based brutal death metal unit Condemned will unleash third full-length album “His Divine Shadow” on March 10th via Unique Leader.

“His Divine Shadow” is a vast, horrific tale of a darkened parallel universe inhabited by an insect humanoid civilization that lives dominated and enslaved by a mysterious ruler called His Divine Shadow. Spread across ten tracks, Condemned carries on a brutal legacy with punishing riffs, fast, chaotic grooves, planet-rupturing breakdowns, Suffocation/Disgorge-ian style blasts, and an overall dark, menacing ambiance.

In advance of the album’s official unveiling, today an official lyric video for “Legion” comes online and can be seen below. Issues the band: “‘Legion’ is about manipulation and control. Being powerless in the midst of something greater than you. When your actions are no longer of your own volition and autonomy is lost. About being reduced to a pawn and used to carry out one’s vilest machinations.”

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Ascension Announces New Album “Under The Veil Of Madness”

Scottish power metal group Ascension just issued this update about gearing up to release a music video and new album:

“We are excited to finally unveil some brand new music! A music video for our new song ‘Pages of Gold’ will be released on Monday, February 13th.

“Our new music is just as fast, technical and melodic as ever but it tackles much darker themes, as will be made aggressively clear by the imagery in the Pages of Gold video.

“Our new album, entitled ‘Under The Veil of Madness,’ will be released later this year and will make an emphatic statement as Ascension continue to boldly evolve the formula of our unique brand of melodic power metal.”

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