Rosetta New Experimental EP “Sower Of Wind“ Out In January

Rosetta will release their new EP “Sower Of Wind“ on January 04th. The experimental effort will draw inspiration from the group’s 2017 release “Utopioid“.

Comment the band:

“Sower of Wind is built on soundscapes buried inside Utopioid – elements we thought deserved a fuller treatment. Those soundscapes developed with a concept and a story in mind, but we decided to step back from them and see where they could lead when considered on their own terms.

Sower of Wind isn’t a companion record to Utopioid per se, but shares the same four-part cyclic structure, referencing seasons, cardinal directions, times of day. Each track draws inspiration and source material from the corresponding quadrant of Utopioid, but uses it to tell a different story. It’s a more peaceful, primordial listen than its older brother, without vocals or percussion, drawing tension from the interplay of acoustic instruments and washed-out drones. It’s great turned up loud, and even better on headphones in the dark.

Sower of Wind was recorded at home in bits and pieces, through late 2017 and 2018. It was mixed in part on tour, taking advantage of the fertile bed of ideas that comes with long-term close quarters, and the sleeplessness of non-stop transit. It’s a labor of love for us – very different from our normal sonic presentation, but equally representative of who we are (and who we’re becoming) as a band.”

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Gene Single Streaming “Tornado Dreams,” Announces Summer Album Release

Gene Single, a genre outlaw solo musician from Ukraine producing a weird kind of heavy music, has scheduled his new album release for July 2017.

Get ready for something quite different with this heavy take on electronic music, offering a very different take than your typical industrial metal or synthwave. The music is balanced enough to be harmonic and catchy but still have desperately sad, creepy, and heavily aggressive moments.

Gene comments: “It irritates me when a band, playing some ordinary kind of music, invents a new term to define it, in order to look special. But I honestly have no idea which of the existing genres I should choose to describe my work. I tried to remember and I tried to Google.

“None of the bands I know come to my mind when I try to remind if there is anything similar. If you know – tell me to make it easier. But at the moment unfortunately there is probably no other way, than to invent a new silly word to describe a kind of music I make, and I feel a bit uncomfortable with it. Let it be ‘metalwave.’ But I am not insisting.”

The album also features a guest spot by singer/composer Hania Zdunek, as well as two covers from Gigantic Brain and Iron Curtain. Check out advance track “Tornado Dreams” below.

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Tengger Cavalry Posts New Song “Cursed”

Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry has already released two new singles from upcoming album, “Die On My Ride,” which is due out June 2nd via M-Theory Audio.

Those previous tracks, entitled “Die On My Ride” and “Ashley,” portray two very different sides of the band, both musically and conceptually.

Today, Tengger Cavalry is introducing a third track into the mix. “Cursed” is a more introspective look at breaking down personal barriers risen by oneself and others. Check it out below.

“‘Cursed’ is about breaking barriers,” says frontman Nature G. “Society has always put up different mental and physical barriers barring individuals just trying to achieve their dreams. You are too short, you are minority, you are a female not a man, you are from somewhere else, you don’t look good enough.

“All these disadvantages that we think we are born with, are like a curse to us. We are cursed for believing these barriers, aren’t we? No, we are not. We need to break this barrier of belief. We need to strike it and claim who we are supposed to be. Cursed, or rise above the curse.”

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Black Therapy Recruits New Guitarist Andrea Mataloni

With a heavy heart, Black Therapy announces the departure of guitarist Daniele Rizzo, who co-founded the band together with Lorenzo Carlini. The band states: “’In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile’ would be a very different album without his contribution and we’ll be forever grateful to him for all the time spent together.”

Now Black Therapy welcomes new member Andrea Mataloni: “Please welcome Andrea Mataloni as the new guitar player of Black Therapy. He’s been a long-time friend of our vocalist Giuseppe and it feels great to have him on board. You can see him in action on this playthrough for ‘Voices In My Head’ from our new album ‘In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile’, out now via Apostasy Records.”

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Wrvth Posts “Cease To Exist” Music Video

Atmospheric tech death collective Wrvth today issues a confounding video accompaniment to the track “Cease To Exist.” The tune comes by way of the band’s self-titled, full-length release via Unique Leader Records.

Elaborates bassist Taylor Preston of the fiery clip: “We decided to work with Cory Davis of Yellowbox Films again for ‘Cease To Exist,’ as we loved the work he did for our music video ‘Malaise.’ This song is the closing track to our self-titled release and it is fitting as it is also our closer for the year, musically speaking. As far as the creation goes, we wrote every part of the music to fit the lyrics.

“We put all our heads together to form something that we all felt was as fitting as it was meaningful. Even though the song has a seemingly straightforward interpretation, this song means something very different for every person in the band. We didn’t write the song with a mindset of writing something relatable, in fact the events that inspired the song are all very specific and personal to each of us. We gave Cory the lyrics and artistic freedom to form a visual representation of the emotions in this song based on his own interpretation and the feelings the song may incite.”

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Klogr To Record New Album In September

Italian alternative/progressive metal group Klogr (pronounced Key-Log-Are) is very pleased to announce that the band’s upcoming third full-length album will be produced by none other than three-time Grammy award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Muse, Rush).

Klogr will enter the studio in September of 2016. Vocalist and guitarist Rusty states, “I believe that David Bottrill is gifted with a broad and open-minded vision on music. The proof of this is that he had worked on some of the most significant albums of very different artists and always creating a great deal of musical empathy. It’s an honor for me to have David as the producer of Klogr’s new album.”

Producer David Bottrill adds, “I chose to work with Klogr because I liked the music, thought they had great potential and I felt I had something to contribute to the music.”

Next week, Klogr is also set to premiere a brand new music video for the track “Breathing Heart”, a single from the band’s previous album “Make Your Stand.”

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Sheer Terror Releasing Limited Box Set

Graffiti-covered subway trains, the crack epidemic, squeegee men… New York City was a very different place in the 1980’s. But all that urban decay made the perfect breeding ground for a pack of groundbreaking musical movements that would take the industry by force.

Lurking in its darkest back alleyways was the New York Hardcore scene with Sheer Terror at the genre’s cutting edge. Founded in 1984, Sheer Terror melded the ultra-aggressive hardcore punk of Discharge and The Nihilistics with the low-end of proto-metal behemoths Black Sabbath and Motörhead.

Starting with 1989’s debut album “Just Can’t Hate Enough,” and going deep into the next decade, Sheer Terror released a slew of classic recordings that influenced a generation of musicians, from Pantera to Hatebreed.

Now, after years of being out-of-print, pioneering NYHC label Blackout! Records will be making all Sheer Terror’s original releases available again in a one-time only box set pressing of high quality colored vinyl and featuring tons of bonus material.

This release will only be available by pre-order online and will not be in stores. Sign up through PledgeMusic.com here. A lyric video for the classic song “Cup O’ Joe” has also been created and is being is available for streaming below.

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Nibiru Recruits New Drummer L.C. Chertan

Italian psychedelic sludge band Nibiru announces today the recruitment of new drummer L.C. Chertan (Origod). L.C. had this to say:

“Since the first time I listened to Nibiru I’ve been impressed by the huge emotional and spiritual blast they are able to create. When they asked me to join the band, I agreed in order to improve as a drummer, confronting myself with a very different style from my post-hardcore band Origod. Thanks to Nibiru, I can emotionally express the deepest and darkest side of myself.”

Vocalist/guitarist Ardath adds: “L.C. Chertan from Origod officially joins Nibiru. It’s not easy to find a bond with our music and three ‘outside the box’ people like us, but L.C. Chertan made it. After just a few rehearsals we have found what we were looking for: more power and relentless energy also on stage, as we have some important live shows to be announced soon. Siatris will support me as guitarist and vocalist, just like he did during ‘Padmalotus’ recording sessions. Nibiru will show no mercy.”

The band’s album, “Padmalotus,” was released via Argonauta Records on May 18, 2015 and can be heard below.

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Nibiru Recruits New Drummer L.C. Chertan

Italian psychedelic sludge band Nibiru announces today the recruitment of new drummer L.C. Chertan (Origod). L.C. had this to say:

“Since the first time I listened to Nibiru I’ve been impressed by the huge emotional and spiritual blast they are able to create. When they asked me to join the band, I agreed in order to improve as a drummer, confronting myself with a very different style from my post-hardcore band Origod. Thanks to Nibiru, I can emotionally express the deepest and darkest side of myself.”

Vocalist/guitarist Ardath adds: “L.C. Chertan from Origod officially joins Nibiru. It’s not easy to find a bond with our music and three ‘outside the box’ people like us, but L.C. Chertan made it. After just a few rehearsals we have found what we were looking for: more power and relentless energy also on stage, as we have some important live shows to be announced soon. Siatris will support me as guitarist and vocalist, just like he did during ‘Padmalotus’ recording sessions. Nibiru will show no mercy.”

The band’s album, “Padmalotus,” was released via Argonauta Records on May 18, 2015 and can be heard below.

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Morbus Chron Calling It Quits: “We Have Reached Our Final Crossroads”

After releasing the excellent “Sweven” album last year (reviewed here and also streaming below), Sweden’s Morbus Chron is unfortunately calling it quits. The band comments:

“To all our friends, fans and supporters over the years. Today marks the end of Morbus Chron. However difficult this decision was to make, the four of us are certain that it is the only right thing to do at this point. There are no hard feelings present at all.

“For every passing day it has become more and more obvious that this band is made up of very different people, with different goals and intentions. We have reached our final crossroad and we simply can’t choose the same path anymore.

“We had a fantastic run. The places we have been able to go, both musically and physically, are beyond what we ever hoped for. We are honored to have connected with so many people, and can do nothing but stand in awe when we recall the passion and dedication that you have shown us. These are memories and experiences we will take with us for the rest of our lives.

“Thank you for lending us your ears and sharing this journey with us. Thank you so much.”

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