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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vorarephilia "Intrinsic Savagery"

Band: Vorarephilia
Album: Intrinsic Savagery
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Year: 2015

1. Emetical Cellular Deformity
2. Cathartical Excoriation
3. Anomalous Emasculation
4. Dermal Disfiguration
5. Sanguinary Communion
6. Disposing Disseved Remnants
7. Paraphilic Initiation
8. Ulcerative Deterioration

Monday, August 24, 2015

TesseracT - Announce Tours In Europe And N. America

With their new album to showcase, TesseracT have announced a string of tour dates for Europe as well as North America. The band will be promoting Polaris later this year. The band has tapped ERRA, Skyharbor and The Contortionist to support them on the North American run. In Europe, the trek is happening in 2016 and they will be joined by The Contortionist too. Check out all the dates below.

North American tour:

02/11/15 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
03/11/15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04/11/15 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
06/11/15 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Theater
07/11/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
08/11/15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09/11/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
11/11/15 - Winnipeg, MB - WECC
12/11/15 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Briens
13/11/15 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
14/11/15 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
16/11/15 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
17/11/15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
18/11/15 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
20/11/15 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
21/11/15 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
23/11/15 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
24/11/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
25/11/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
27/11/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex Live
28/11/15 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
29/11/15 - Albq, NM - Sunshine Theatre
01/12/15 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
02/12/15 - Dallas, TX - Trees
04/12/15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
05/12/15 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
06/12/15 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
07/12/15 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

European Tour 2016:

03-Feb - UK, Bristol, Thekla
04-Feb - UK, Birmingham, Library
05-Feb - UK, Manchester, Academy II
06-Feb - UK, Glasgow, Garage
07-Feb - UK, Leeds, Stylus
09-Feb - UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10-Feb - UK, Oxford, Academy
11-Feb - UK, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
12-Feb - UK, London, Koko
14-Feb - Belgium, Vosselaar, Biebob
15-Feb - France, Paris, Divan du Monde
16-Feb - France, Nantes, Ferailleur
17-Feb - France, Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
19-Feb - Italy, Pordenone, Deposito Giordani
20-Feb - Italy, Rome, Traffic Club
21-Feb - Italy, Milan, Legend
23-Feb - Austria, Linz, Posthof
24-Feb - Austria, Vienna, Szene
25-Feb - Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle
26-Feb - Switzerland, Aarau, Kiff
27-Feb - Germany, Cologne, Luxor
28-Feb - The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, Boerderij
01-Mar - Germany, Berlin, Magnet
02-Mar - Germany, Hamburg, Logo
03-Mar - Denmark, Copenhagen, Pumphurst
05-Mar - Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshurst
06-Mar - Sweden, Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers
07-Mar - Norway, Oslo, Vulkan Arena


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Swallow The Sun - Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

Century Media Records and Swallow The Sun are proud to announce a worldwide deal to release the band's upcoming albums.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Records Europe comments: "It's probably no news that we love the dark side of Finland. But we are very proud to finally work with one of the darkest Finnish bands that have spread their gospel of doom for the last 15 years. I first took notice of Swallow The Sun when my Century Media colleague Philipp Schulte released their debut album on vinyl on his own label Imperium Productions. Since then I've met them at several shows with bands like Moonsorrow, Insomnium and Paradise Lost, and became a fan of their unique mix of doom, death and despair. It's an honor to start our direct relationship with a very special release later this year. Kippis, Cheers and Prost on the the next 15 years!"

Vocalist Mikko comments: "We are really excited to be a part of the Century Media family, of a label which has done great work for years with many bands. This is also good news for all our fans because from now on our coming albums are more easily found all over the world. We are currently working on new songs in the studio for a release coming out later this year. More good news coming soon!"

Guitarist and main songwriter Juha comments: "We are currently working our hearts out in the studio recording an album that will come out later this year. All we can tell you at this point is that this is something that has not been done many times before, and maybe for a good reason. But we could not care less about that. We want to take a stand to bring the worth and heart back to the music in these shallow times our friends. More news about this huge Opus coming soon!"

Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, the band's fifth and latest album, was released on February 1st, 2012 via Spinefarm Records and entered the official charts in the band's home country at position #2. The band is working on their new, currently untitled sixth studio album, which will be unleashed winter 2015. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Symphony X - New Album In July, Details Revealed

After four years, Symphony X finally reveal all about their new album. Today is the day! The New Jersey progressive metal masters are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. This is not a concept album but it is inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri and will feature 11 new songs.

01. Overture
02. Nevermore
03. Underworld
04. Without You
05. Kiss Of Fire
06. Charon
07. Hell And Back
08. In My Darkest Hour
09. Run With The Devil
10. Swansong
11. Legend

"This new one is about the song, really crafting each one on its own, to be as strong as it could be" says guitarist Michael Romeo, chief writer in the band, and proprietor of The Dungeon, the tricked-out studio in which the album was crafted, newly equipped with the latest in technology.

"Musically, Underworld has things reminiscent of the bands previous albums but this one definitely has its own individuality," stated Michael. "Every element added was in service of the song, so the album flows and becomes a total listening experience from start to finish. Every song is to-the-point and fine-tuned, with us paying a lot of attention to the hooks, voices, riffs, and keeping the interest and the energy high for the entire record. It is heavy and aggressive as fuck when it needs to be, yet soaring and emotional at other times. I think the balance is just right. It had to have all the elements of what we normally would do, just tweaked up a notch and really fine-tuned. You know, industry people have talked about how we'll never see a complete album again, and that idea. I wanted to defend the reputation of the album, and really try to make Underworld worth listening to as a whole record. It's what I love about great individual songs, but still an album experience. I don't want to sound like I'm preaching, but it was a point we wanted to make. It was about the progression of the whole record. It speeds up here and then it dips down here. It all makes sense together, it all works together and it all flows together."

Heavily inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Underworld draws on the themes from Divine Comedy most notably the part on "Inferno". As homage to Dante's use of the number 3 and its multiples, the band utilizes this motif in its music either in a lyrical or melodic context. The first song on the album is a three syllable, three note melodic phrase, and in the verses there are three references to three songs on the bands third album, The Divine Wings Of Tragedy.

For the album's cover art, Symphony X went with their established illustrator Warren Flanagan (Watchmen, The Incredible Hulk, 2012), who similarly tapped into the "secret knowledge" vibe Michael and band embedded in the record. "Warren went with the masks, similar to the first record," explains Romeo. "But when I discussed with him Dante and the underworld, he did his own research and designed a little symbol for each of the nine circles of hell. So there are these little geometric symbols that mean something. That's just what he does. He gets in there and finds these things that maybe no one really besides us knows what it means and yet it has meaning."


Friday, May 1, 2015

Interview with "Spirit Division"

New Interview with American Doom/Stoner Band.

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1.Can i get a backstory on the band/ band biography?

Well, I [Chris] formed the band around January 2013 after a band that I had been in previously split up. I had worked with our drummer David before in a band called Psychic Faith when we were in college and our original guitarist was a guy named Brad who had played in another band we knew in the Indianapolis scene. We started playing live later that year, released a five song demo in the spring of 2014, and had a couple different guitarists come in and out of the band that summer. Things stabilized when our current guitarist Stephen joined last August and we managed to get our debut album completely recorded by the end of the year. Now in 2015, we’ve been focusing on getting this album ready, getting on some strong shows, and generally becoming a better band.

2. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music?

We talk about a bunch of different things but with an ambiguity that lends to multiple interpretations. There’s stuff about our day jobs, WWI aerial combat, Greek mythology, general navel contemplating, and a couple word salads for good measure. You decide which are which.

3. What bands have influenced your band and its sound?

We pull from a lot of different styles. It was actually a band from Topeka, Kansas called The Midnight Ghost Train that inspired me to pursue the “stoner blues” sound we’ve had going since our formation. Other than that it’s been the predictable Sabbath, doom, grunge, sludge, classic rock, and pretty much anything involving Glenn Danzig. As for what other people think we sound like, I’ve heard everything from Queens of the Stone Age to Stevie Ray Vaughan and I wouldn’t really disagree.

4. What made you guys decide to form a band?

I’ve always had the attitude that you should be in the type of band that you would actually want to see. From there, it’s a matter of finding like-minded people and crafting material that matches your vision. I think the album has managed to do that and then some!
5. What is your opinion on sites posting your guys material and other bands material?
I think it’s great if only for the exposure to listeners that you might not have gotten to otherwise. The album has only been out for a short time but the songs on our Bandcamp have already been played hundreds of times and several sites have started talking about us. Of course, you always hope it translates to actual sales and I really hope we can get the CDs we printed out there. But at the end of the day, I’m content with people just listening to our stuff and liking it. Or even hating it! We haven’t had anyone really tear us to shreds yet and I eagerly anticipate the day it happens.

6. How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? Like Metalcore/ deathcore,

Well, I tend to think most core derivatives are crap but that’s just the elitist metalhead in me talking. But in terms of subgenres and all that, I actually think that there’s a time and place for them. As much as we want to believe all metal bands are “just metal” and that’s all there is to it, it’s really not the case with most of them. Subgenres help people find bands that they would like and make it a lot easier to recommend unfamiliar bands to them. I sure as hell wouldn’t recommend us as a metal band to a guy whose definition of metal is stuff like Immortal and Gorgoroth. Maybe this hypothetical person is open-minded enough to give us a chance but I don’t think he would really see us as his type of metal.

7. When not doing things with the band, what can you guys be seen doing?

For the most part, mostly just working and lazing about in our homes because we are incredibly exciting people. Stephen and I actually have another band going that is more on the rock side of things but that is still in the formative stages.

8. What is your opinion on the current state of metal?

The bands that are being formed now are great and I think there are albums that have come out in the last five to ten years that are just as good as the best stuff from the 70s and 80s. The Indianapolis music scene is full of great bands like Apostle of Solitude, Thorr-Axe, and Coffinworm that I really hope will break out even more in the near future. At this point, I think the issue is the fact that too many people just want to hear the same old shit. That’s always been a problem with mainstream fans and older listeners, but even in the underground music scene, there are certain sites that spend way more time talking about nostalgia tours, band gossip, and novelty genre covers than anything about new bands they like or dislike. We have more opportunity than ever before but some people still want to play it safe and stick with what they know. Hopefully that’ll change soon enough.

9. How did you guys come up with your band name?

Spirit Division was actually named after the album’s opening song, which was originally written in 2011 when I was still in Psychic Faith and repurposed for this project when that band split up. The lyrics are about the death of Hercules and refer to a state where the soul is in process of leaving the body. Sort of a separation of the immortal from the mortal if you will. I went with it as a band name since nothing else I came up with seemed to stick.

10) What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

Our main goal is to see how the album is received for the time being. We’ll be making some changes in the band here soon and the newer songs that Stephen and I have been writing are going in a different direction than the stuff on our debut. I’m also hoping we can get on some more solid shows and venture out of state if the right opportunities come up. Day jobs make everything tricky…

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Skinless - New Video Launched

"Skinless", the new NSFW video from American death metal legion Skinless, has premiered and can now be seen below. The seven-minute clip contains torture and gore and was filmed by Jim Brassard. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, Only The Ruthless Remain, which will be released via Relapse Records on June 2nd, 2015 in North America (June 1st in the UK/Europe and May 29th in Germany, Benelux, Finland).


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