Another Friday must mean another Dark Tranquility video!
Amaranthe have become my favourite punching bag as of late, but they really set themselves up for it with that last release of ‘Massive Addictive‘ that was nothing more than Abba on acid…at best. With 2016 having such a rich array of excellent metal albums, we gotta find something rotten right?
No doubt one of the most full on stories of the week…
The Black Metal fan, characterised by having overly long black hair, spiked arm bands, a fierce opinion or two and of course corpse paint. The Death Metal fan, no doubt some form of camo in there, the only fan to use the words “brutal” more than most and of course a horrific t shirt. Coming together these most unlikely of genres are in fact the perfect pairing. Releasing their brand new album Where Shadows Forever Reign, after five years Dark Funeral have returned. Gearing up for their extensive touring schedule of another album cycle, the Swedish warriors take to London tonight. With the help of our Brazilian amigos Krisiun at the helm we see just what happens when both Black Metal and Death Metal meet.
After reappearing with the stunning VII : Sturm Und Drang last year, Lamb of God have now revealed that they will be releasing a brand new EP that isn’t just your run of the mill release.
The trend continues this time changing things up slightly at Green Day signing!
Celebrating the band’s twenty five years together My Dying Bride will release a brand new, five disc packed boxset.
Everyone’s favourite semi French, semi Japanese Hardcore riffers have unveiled a brand new video.
Following the lead up to their brand new album, Devilment have released their first track by track trailer chronicling some of the songs that we can hear on their brand new album The Mephisto Waltzes.
Coercing curiosity to create knowledge, science is a vehicle for discovery. Simultaneously limitless yet terrifying all the same, responsible for countless evolutionary milestones. Demonstrating its disastrous consequences in the aftermath of Hiroshima this inquisitive nature is not reserved solely to scientists however. Bubbling away in Umea, Sweden musical scientists were slowly forming hypotheses, conducting experiments slowly but surely understanding their calculations. Meshuggah, now in their twenty sixth year, are visionaries in the arena of sound. Inspiring yet unmatched through their avant garde approach to music. Set to unveil their next masterstroke The Violent Sleep Of Reason Meshuggah are set to recalculate, reevaluate and revolutionise Metal once again but what brings this unique approach to music? Where do the scientists get their proverbial textbooks? What makes Meshuggah’s clockwork tick? In an exclusive video Tomas Haake reveals just how the decision to begin a brand new Meshuggah chapter begins and the writing process behind their enigmatic creations.
Strength can be manifested in many different forms. From the most literal take on the subject of the physical act of lifting to something far re demanding, emotional strength. Resolving to carry on despite the passing of their friend and band member Piotr, Riverside rally together their collective musical strength to bring to the world their final release as a four piece. Presenting to us Eye Of The Soundscape it’s clear that Riverside will never truly be the same band again as we move into a new chapter in the band’s life cycle.
Settling down, having kids, becoming the all important parent ie cab driver. Suddenly you find yourself working everyday, groaning when lifting yourself out of a chair, and in the never ending efforts to retain your youth you’ve suddenly ended up with a Harley Davidson. However the mid life crisis doesn’t restrict itself solely to the middle aged parents of the world. Having somewhat of an identity crisis Korn, a Nu- Metal band, were experimenting with various different tonalities. Sadly ending up releasing The Path Of Totality in an effort to rediscover themselves. Returning in 2016 we ditch the Harley Davidson for a return to identity in the form of The Serenity Of Suffering.
Not only that the band are going out on tour with some interesting support.
Before the re-release of the classic album later this year Sepultura will be treating fans to a special show.
Following the album’s ten year anniversary the band will be heading out on the road to perform the entire record in North America.
An extension of Thomas Edison’s discovery of electricity, the lightbulb has enabled a plethora of ideas previously unexplored. However light bulbs do not last forever. Circuitry gets worn out, fuses go out and ultimately the light inside vanishes. Turn their metaphorical lightbulb from their inception back in 1997, twenty years on The Dillinger Escape Plan reach the end of their longstanding career. Jetissoning their entire creative energy into their grand finale Dissociation chanelling their potent electrical flow to finally make their incandescent light bulb explode.
Set to be appearing over the UK in November, Nails have since announced their disbanding however now the band have announced their first show and a new EP.
Get your fill of Friday Prog with newcomers Maschine and their brand new track.
Announcing today that Emmure have signed to Shaprtone Records, the band aren’t just content with spreading this news but have unveiled a brand new song to go with it.
Everyone’s favourite miserable Aussies have unveiled a brand new video for their track “All Fucked Up“.
John Wayne himself would be proud.
Determined to make us all pine for the nineties once more Korn and Limp Bizkit is seemingly not enough as the band’s have announced Madball as support.
Almost a year since The Ghost Inside were involved in their accident drummer Andrew has made some good progress!
Performing their second ever show at Bloodstock’s Jagermeister Stage there is certainly something to take note of with The Heretic Order. Returning back to this year’s Bloodstock with ever more ambitious plans the band performed on the infamous Sophie Lancaster stage. Prior to their performance however we were able to catch up with guitarist and fellow Blues enthusiast (though you wouldn’t know it from his stage name) Count Marcel La Vey on all things The Heretic Order and the bands plans for the future, including a brand new record!
Animals As Leaders seem to have a fear of numbers in their brand new song “Arithmophobia”.
At last they have finished recording their follow up to the awesome Tech Death wizardry that was Polarity.
It’s yet another power metal spectacular that graces the urban jungle of London, this time in the larger spaces of the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. We spent our Saturday evening embracing the power traditions of Power Quest, the epic symphonies of Twilight Force and the Nordic romance of Sonata Arctica.
America. A country like no other, sprawling open roads, stunning vistas and some of the best Rock ‘n’ Roll the world has to offer. In keeping with this characteristic, Blackberry Smoke release their brand new album Like an Arrow merely a year after their previous effort Holding All The Roses. Wanting a slower outlook on life we enter the real America with these Georgians.
With a brand new single titled “The Stage” that will take you all the way back to City Of Evil era.
Art is the single most important vehicle for the manifestation of self expression. Able to represent emotions of an abundant quality, from joie de vie to the deeper depths of the human psyche. Without expression none of this would be possible. Jackson Pollock’s famous paint splatter an afterthought, Rothko’s intricate piecing together of colour an idealistic dream even the likes of morbid surrealist Francis Bacon would have never taken flight. Taking this idea into a musical context freedom of expression can surpass genre classification. Known for their quashing of individuality the south east has been somewhat in the dark. Vilifying this ideal Wormrot return after a five year hiatus to deliver their signature breed of Singaporean Grindcore to the masses once again but will expression triumph?