Archive for February, 2014

The End Of Grace release video for “Beneath The Waves”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 28th February 2014 by Pieni

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The End Of Grace new single, “Beneath The Waves”, has been available on iTunes and Spotify since midnight. Several comments from fans on social networks (Facebook, Instragram…) claim that this is their best song so far.

The band feels the same and thought a video for it was in order. It has just been released on their official YouTube channel:

TEoG online:
Official Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Youtube

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Wretched Soul replace headliners at Bridgaard Metal Fest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Thrash metal tyrants Wretched Soul have replaced Finnish progressive maestros Constantine at the Bridgaard Metal Fest. Wretched Soul will be joined by the likes of pirate metallers Red Rum (as seen at Warhorns Festival 2013), Scottish death metallers Exile The Traitor and Gothic doom coven Edenfall, as well as Alice In Thunderland, Bharghest, Satanic Malfunctions, Apnoea and acoustic metal solo act Liam White.

Tickets for this all-day event are priced at the low price of a fiver and are available online from this location and will be taking place at Basement (Formerly Shades Nightclub) in Bridlington. The event is all-ages but valid ID will be required for the bar. This will also be Wretched Soul’s only northern show before they support black metal legends Hecate Enthroned in July as well as Bharghest’s final show before Valkyrian Festival in November.

Wretched Soul online:

http://wretchedsoul.net
http://facebook.com/wretchedsouluk

 

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Second Tuomas Holopainen solo album interview now online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The driving force behind Nightwish, Tuomas Holopainen, who is also the band’s keyboardist and song writer, spent most of 2013 writing and producing his debut solo album entitled The Life And Times Of Scrooge. The album is based on the illustrated book The Life And Times Of Scoorge McDuck by Don Rosa and will be released via Nuclear Blast on 14th April 2014.

The first interview documenting the making of Tuomas‘ solo album was released last week and the second video interview with Tuomas is now online too. The trailers were created by Nightwish videographer Ville Lipiäinen. Both trailers can be viewed below.

Trailer One:

Trailer Two:

The digital single of A Lifetime of Adventure was released recently and features vocals by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. The guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen.

Tuomas Holopainen online:

http://tuomas-holopainen.com

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Carnifex stream new album Die Without Hope on Youtube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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San Diego’s deathcore behemoths Carnifex are now streaming their new album,Die Without Hope, on YouTube. The album is set for release on 7th March. The album can be listened to at this location.

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal
http://twitter.com/carnifex
http://youtube.com/officialcarnifex
http://instagram.com/carnifex

 

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Carnifex – Die Without Hope

Posted in 'Core, CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 27th February 2014 by vmteam

Carnifex
Die Without Hope
Released 7th March
Deathcore/Death Metal
Released via Nuclear Blast

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As a person with minimal interest in Deathcore or any similar sub-genre, I thought it would be a dreary task to review an album that I didn’t think would be any different from the rest. Many might say that I jumped to conclusions way too quickly, they would all be correct.

Carnifex are one of the few bands of 2013/14 that have evolved in a truly infinite way. Having being criticised for being a Suicide Silence copycat in their early years, they have since matured and developed into something unique and unrelenting. I am quite simply astounded.

Upon first hitting the play button I was greeted with an ominous and haunting intro sample (which is always welcome) and Scott Lewis’ voice which comes bellowing through the speakers with the title of the opening track Salvation Is Dead. This is a fantastic choice for opening an album, quite simply because this particular song demonstrates and boasts Carnifex’s true inspiration and growth as songwriters. The main guitars have almost streamlined and simplified but give a clearer indication of what they are about and what direction they want to go in, however, the songs as a whole have been filled to the brim with surprises and breath-taking guitar solos which I would never have anticipated in a Carnifex album.

My personal favourite is Dark Days. This track really shines in terms of growth and citing their inspirations on their sleeves, is just truly incredible and I have not even started on the new production yet.

Signing to Nuclear Blast is the best move they have made. Their production has improved tenfold. The drums are twice as thunderous but still crisp, the new clarity in the guitars and bass is so much more gratifying than on previous productions and the vocals are just simply incredible. This album is a MUST for 2014.

Carnifex are here!

5/5

Paul Maddison

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal
http://twitter.com/carnifex
http://youtube.com/officialcarnifex
http://instagram.com/carnifex

Anti-Mortem premier video for new single via Vevo

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Oklahoma saviours of southern hard rock Anti-Mortem have recently unveiled the video for their new single 100% Pure American Rage which is taken from their debut album New Southern. The video, which premiered on Vevo today, can be viewed below. The video was shot, produced and directed by Clark Deal of Chaotic Productions.

New Southern will be released in both physical and digital formats on 28th April via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Rob Zombie).

UK fans will have the opportunity to witness Anti-Mortem’s feral testicular fortitude when they play their first live show in the UK at this year’s Download Festival.

Anti-Mortem online:

http://ANTI-MORTEM.com
http://facebook.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
http://twitter.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
http://youtube.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA

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Tesseract present Of Matter (Live At Sphere Studio) video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British prog rockers TesseracT have proudly presented the first part of their new album Altered State with a breath taking version of the track Of Matter live from the studio. The video which can be viewed below follows a tradition the band started with their debut album One, as the band explains:

Way back in 2010, we filmed a live recording of Concealing Fate at Sphere Studios with Francesco Carmeli. We enjoyed this so much that we have always wanted to do it again, and Altered State gave us the perfect opportunity to do so. Sphere Studios London has now closed and moved to L.A, so it was especially important for us to go back and film the recording of Of Matter before Francesco moved the studio.

This video is hopefully the first of four, that cover the whole of the latest album, where we aim to film four different recordings of the four different sections of Altered State in four different studios throughout our small little world. As with everything TesseracT, the video shows the slight evolution of each track as we take it from the studio on to the stage. We hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!

TesseracT are right now in Australia playing the massive Soundwave festival tour. Next stop for the band is North America. It will be TesseracT‘s third US tour supporting their critically acclaimed Altered State album. Former touring partners and label mates, Intronaut, who will be coming fresh off a tour of their own with Between The Buried and Me and Deafheaven will be direct support. To make these events even more special, instrumentalists, DIY prog artist, Cloudkicker, will be touring for the first time ever with the members of Intronaut as his backing band. European fans can see the band on a couple of summer festivals that will be announced soon.

TesseracT online:

http://facebook.com/tesseractband
http://twitter.com/tesseractband

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