A Wake In Providence Posts “A Darkened Gospel” Drum Playthrough

New York City deathcore quartet A Wake in Providence recently signed Outerloop Records and today, the band has kicked off a series of playthrough videos, starting with a drum playthrough for “A Darkened Gospel” with Anthony Adipietro.

This video will be followed by two more, a guitar playthrough by D’Andre Tyre, as well as a second drum cover for “The Imperfect: Iconoclast.” Check out this first clip below. Drummer Anthony Adipietro comments:

“I’m super excited to have been able to film these videos! I was able to perform and record the tracks in a comfortable environment and have my buddies D’Andre Tyre produce the audio and Joe Flannery film the videos. I had a blast tracking these, hope you guys enjoy ’em ! Big thanks to Vratim Footwear, Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Axis Percussion.”

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The Lurking Fear Issues First Music Teaser

While Swedish death metal crew The Lurking Fear – featuring Tomas Lindberg on vocals – continues working on a debut album expected to be released in the late summer via Century Media Records, the group is now launching a first video teaser.

Containing advance music samples for an upcoming 7″ EP, check out the video teaser below. The band also checked in with the following statement:

“Finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting mankind. The Lurking Fear rears its ugly head. The first three songs of death metal filth are soon to be released on the self-titled EP, out on Moondawn Records. The EP was recorded and mixed at Welfare sounds studios in Gothenburg early 2017, produced by Per Stålberg.

“The EP features the songs ‘Tongued In Foul Flames,’ ‘The Infernal Dread,’ and ‘Winged Death.’ Cover artwork by Branca Studios and special handlettering by Fenriz (Darkthrone). Pre-order starts May 8th here.”

Stay tuned for further news by The Lurking Fear soon. In the meantime, the band has lined up these upcoming 2017 tour dates:

05/12/2017 Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken + Merciless & Saint Vitus
05/13/2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers + Merciless
08/09-12/2017 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Open Air
08/10-12/2017 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
08/11-13/2017 Ieper (Belgium) – Ieper Festival
08/11-12/2017 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) – Into The Grave Festival / Aftershow @ Neushoorn
08/16-19/2017 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air

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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

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 Posts New Video “Carpe Diem Tomorrow”

Phoenix hardcore outfit American Standards just released second music video single “Carpe Diem Tomorrow,” which comes off upcoming record “Anti-Melody.”

In this claustrophobically dark video filmed by Jacob Reynolds (Dead Rabbits, Escape The Fate, The New Low), silhouettes of the band thrash amidst frantic lights, capturing the passion and intensity of the song.

Vocalist Brandon Kellum commented on the video: “We all know the person that’s been at their job for 10 years and complains every day about it, someone who’s planed on going back to school or wants to travel but always makes excuses on why they don’t. ‘Carpe Diem, Tomorrow’ is about getting out of your comfort zone. Being open to new experiences and ways of thinking. Moving is living. You’re not getting any younger and there will never be a ‘right time’ so do something that scares the hell out of you every day of your life.”

New album “Anti-Melody” comes out April 28th and is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. Check out the new video below.

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Avenged Sevenfold Posts Behind The Scenes “God Damn” Footage

Avenged Sevenfold just released a behind-the-scenes clip for the “God Damn” video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“The ‘God Damn’ music video was charged with energy from our fans. Before it arrives, we’re taking you on set to see how it was made. Go behind the scenes below.

“Want to be the first to see this kind of content? Join Deathbat Nation to get exclusive first looks, specially designed merchandise, tour pre-sales and more! Don’t miss Avenged Sevenfold on tour this summer!”

A full listing of upcoming Avenged Sevenfold 2017 tour dates can be found after the video clip.

APR 22 – Las Vegas, NV (Las Rageous Festival)
MAY 05 – Virginia Beach, VA (Lunatic Luau Festival)
MAY 07 – Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion Festival)
MAY 9 – Hershey, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 10 – Baltimore, MD (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 14 – East Rutherford, NJ (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 07 – Denver, CO (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 11 – Houston, TX (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 14 – San Antonio, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 16 – Dallas, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 18 – Chicago, IL (w/ Metallica)
JUN 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI (w/ In This Moment)
JUL 05 – Orlando, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 07 – Miami, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 09 – Atlanta, GA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 10 – Cincinnati, OH (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 12 – Detroit, MI (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 13 – Oshkosh, WI (Rock USA Festival)
JUL 14 – Cadott, WI (Rockfest)
JUL 16 – Toronto, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 18 – Gilford, NH (w/ Volbeat)
JUL 19 – Montreal, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 28 – Mountain View, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 29 – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
JUL 31 – Sacramento, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 03 – Albuquerque, NM (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 04 – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 06 – San Diego, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 09 – Seattle, WA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 11 – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 14 – Vancouver, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 16 – Edmonton, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)

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Hammerfall Posts Vinyl Set Unboxing Video

Today Swedish power metal squad Hammerfall releases a colossal vinyl box set and now the band is giving an exclusive glimpse into the limited edition release with an unboxing video.

The set will be available in both clear and silver vinyl, featuring 10 albums including the previously unreleased (on vinyl) “Gates Of Dalhalla” live album. Check out the video below, followed by the complete track listing.

LP »Glory To The Brave«
Side A
01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. Hammerfall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned

Side B
01. Steel Meets Steel
02. Stone Cold
03. Unchained
04. Glory To The Brave

LP »Legacy Of Kings«
Side A
01. Heeding The Call
02. Legacy Of Kings
03. Let The Hammer Fall
04. Dreamland
05. Remember Yesterday

Side B
01. At The End Of The Rainbow
02. Back To Back
03. Stronger Than All
04. Warriors Of Faith
05. The Fallen One

LP »Renegade«
Side A
01. Templars Of Steel
02. Keep The Flame Burning
03. Renegade
04. Living in Victory
05. Alwas Will Be

Side B
01. The Way Of The Warrior
02. Destined For Glory
03. The Champion
04. Raise The Hammer (instrumental)
05. A Legend Reborn

LP »Crimson Thunder«
Side A
01. Riders Of The Storm
02. Hearts On Fire
03. On The Edge Of Honour
04. Crimson Thunder
05. Lore Of The Arcane
06. Trailblazers

Side B
01. Dreams Come True
02. Angel Of Mercy
03. The Unforgiving Blade
04. In Memoriam
05. Hero¹s Return

LP »Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken«
Side A
01. Secrets
02. Blood Bound
03. Fury Of The Wild
04. Hammer Of Justice
05. Never, Ever
06. Born To Rule

Side B
01. The Templar Flame
02. Imperial
03. Take The Black
04. Knights Of The 21st Century

2LP »Masterpieces«
Side A
01. Child Of The Damned
02. Ravenlord
03. Eternal Dark
04. Back to back
05. I Want Out

Side B
01. Man On The Silver Mountain
02. Head Over Heels
03. Run With The Devil
04. We¹re Gonna Make It
05. Breaking The Law

Side C
01. Angel Of Mercy
02. Rising Force
03. Detroit Rock City
04. Crazy Nights

Side D
01. När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn
02. Flight Of The Warrior
03. Youth Gone Wild
04. Aphasia

2LP »No Sacrifice, No Victory«
Side A
01. Any Means Necessary
02. Life Is Now
03. Punish And Enslave
04. Legion

Side B
01. Between Two Worlds
02. Hollowed Be My Name
03. Something For The Ages
04. No Sacrifice, No Victory

Side C
01. Bring The Hammer Down
02. One Of A Kind
03. My Sharona

Side D

LP »Threshold«
Side A
01. Threshold
02. The Fire Burns Forever
03. Rebel Inside
04. Natural High
05. Dark Wings, Dark Words
06. Howlin¹ With The ŒPac

Side B
01. Shadow Empire
02. Carved In Stone
03. Reign Of The Hammer
04. Genocide
05. Titan

2LP »Infected«
Side A
01. Patient Zero
02. B.Y.H.
03. One More Time

Side B
01. The Outlaw
02. Send Me A Sign
03. Dia De Los Muertos

Side C
01. I Refuse
02. 666 ¬ The Enemy Within
03. Immortalized

Side D
01. Let¹s Get It On
02. Redemption

2LP »(r)Evolution«
Side A
01. Hector¹s Hymn
02. (r)Evolution
03. Bushido

Side B
01. Live Life Loud
02. Ex Inferis
03. We Won¹t Back Down

Side C
01. Winter Is Coming
02. Origins
03. Tainted Metal

Side D
01. Evil Incarnate
02. Wildfire
03. Demonized

2LP »Gates Of Dalhalla Part 1«
Side A
01. Patient Zero
02. Heeding The Call
03. Any Means Necessary
04. B.Y.H.

Side B
01. Riders On The Storm
02. Let¹s Get It Out
03. Crimson Thunder
04. Renegade

Side C
01. Blood Bound
02. Last Man Standing
03. Fury Of The Wild
04. Drum Solo: Anders Johansson

Side D
01. Always Will Be
02. Dia De Los Muertos
03. Steel Meets Steel

2LP »Gates Of Dalhalla Part 2«
Side A
01. Threshold
02. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
03. Let The Hammer Fall
04. När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namm

Side B
01. Something For The Ages
02. The Templar Flame
03. Oh Fortuna
04. Glory To The Brave

Side C
01. One More Time
02. Hammerfall
03. Hearts On Fire

Side D

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Wintersun Announces Second Guitarist Asim Searah

Wintersun – the band that bilked you all out of €439,840 for a digital album release at €50 a pop – proudly presents a new second guitarist today: 27 year old Asim Searah. Asim was born in Pakistan and moved to Finland at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music and has been playing in several bands and projects since then.

Jari Mäenpää commented: “We’ve known him for a long time and we knew he is a great singer, but we didn’t realize how a talented and skillful guitar player he is. Asim was actually the first one who sent us an audition video, which surprised us very positively. After the video auditions and two rounds of live auditions we realized he was exactly what we were looking for. He is very motivated and passionate with a good heavy metal attitude – a great guitar player and vocalist to improve the live sound of Wintersun even further!”

Asim commented: “It’s an honour to be a part of a band that I have looked up to for many years. It’s definitely a dream come true and I’m super excited to share the stage with Wintersun!”

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Turncoat Releases “American Dream” Music Video

Michigan hardcore outfit Turncoat just released a new music video for latest single “American Dream.” The video has a 90’s home video-like vibe of the band’s home town showing raw footage from the Detroit area.

This single comes by way of the group’s Eulogy Recordings, 2016 self-titled EP and was recently selected to be on Metal Hammer’s New Noise compilation album. Guitarist Keith Keister comments:

“‘American Dream’ is groovy, fast paced, straight forward example of exactly what we’re trying to convey as a band. Off our Eulogy Records debut EP, it’s definitely one of my favorites live and on the recording. This video gives a simple 90s-ish home video vibe and show cases some of the places we drive by, live near or see in our everyday life in Michigan and shows us in a very raw and back to basics perspective.”

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Wolfkhan Releasing Debut Album “Cyber Necro Spirituals”

An album consisting of nine bizarre stories stemming from mental trash and dark corners of odd fantasy, Wolfkhan’s debut full-length album, “Cyber Necro Spirituals,” is due out April 25th, 2017 via Arachnophobia Records. Wolfkhan is a rather unknown name. The project’s history, however, dates back to the early 90s. Mainman Marcin Gasiorowski, also known as the leader of Thy Worshiper, comments:

“Wolfkhan has come into being after Thy Worshiper’s demo ‘Tym z krainy cieni’ (‘To those from the shadow realm’). Somehow, I’ve always had some other ideas which I thought were worth recording. This is when we released the first demo.

“The second one saw the light of day after Thy Worshiper album ‘Signum’ had been unleashed. You can still watch the video for the single ‘El Diablo’ on YouTube. I have always cooperated on subsequent Wolfkhan’s releases with Thy Worshiper guitar players. Recently, I felt the creative call when we had come back with ‘Czarna dzika czerwien’ record. There was something I needed to get out of my system.”

To many, a soon-to-be-unleashed debut album will be the first exposure to Wolfkhan. Thy Worshiper’s longtime guitarist Dariusz Kubala, as well as the band’s past and present female vocalists have contributed to the material. However, when compared to last year’s “Klechdy” record, the contents of “Cyber Necro Spirituals” are more like an audio acid trip.

Wolfkhan’s founder explains: “I didn’t have a direction. The whole thing just came out by itself. One inspiration which possibly affected the way this record is like was the reading experience of the ‘Black Oceans’ novel by Jacek Dukaj.”

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New Video Clip “Immortal In Your Eyes” Posted By Scarlet Aura

Romanian melodic metal/hard rock act Scarlet Aura released another video clip, this time for the song “Immortal In Your Eyes.” The song is lifted from the band’s latest album “Falling Sky,” which is available via Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records.

Check out the video here:

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