Oct 192018
 

‘Heavy Yoke’ is the title track of Azusa‘s upcoming debut album. The video can be seen below.

Regarding the video, the band calls it “an abstract visual metaphor about habit loops, rewinding time, and loss of innocence,” adding, “Aesthetically, we were imaging what it would look like if Jonathan Glazer directed an episode of Twin Peaks.”

Members of Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea + Air joined their creative forces and will sonically shock you with one of most experimental and mesmerizing releases of this year! Azusa’s debut album titled “Heavy Yoke” will be released on November 16 via Indie Recordings (Europe + the rest of the world) Solid State Records (North America), Ward Records (Asia). Continue reading »

Oct 182018
 

Antonello Giliberto‘s new album (the third, after “The Mansion Of Lost Souls” and “Journey Through My Memory”) is heavy, very dark and influenced by classical music! 11 instrumental songs in a mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffs, all mixed up with evocative epic orchestrations! Check out the official “The Strategy Of Chaos” album trailer below.

The musicians involved in making the album are the virtuoso bassist Dino Fiorenza (Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Metatrone) and the excellent drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic, Astralium), and guest on 3 songs, Gabriels (Metaphysics, Platens, Vivaldi Metal Project) on keyboards. The result is an album that excites and musically can satisfy all metal fans. The release date will be announced soon. Continue reading »

Oct 172018
 

Classic Post Hardcore act Emery checked in with the following:

We have some bad news…

We are bummed to announce that Sherwood will not be joining us for the BC Roadshow next month. Due to some personal health issues, they reluctantly had to back out of the tour. We wish them all the best going forward!

BUUUUT…we are excited to announce that He Is Legend will be taking their place! With less than a month remaining, we are so stoked about this tour! Can’t wait to see you guys next month!

He Is Legend dropped their Spinefarm debut “Few” in April 2017. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon release.

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Oct 172018
 

A six-minute video in which San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (Payable On death) discuss the songwriting process for their upcoming album, “Circles”, can be seen below. The band’s new studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group.

On ‘Circles’P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ensured the album is contemporary sounding without losing any of the band’s core sonic signifiers. The rap-driven ‘Rockin’ With The Best’ has an old-school P.O.D. sound that nods to the Beastie Boys, while ‘Always Southern California’ is a reggae-inflected rocker and the groove-heavy ‘Soundboy Killa’ is a hip-hop/metal hybrid. The dynamic title track even boasts moody electronic flourishes, glassy piano, and laid-back rapping verses. Continue reading »

Oct 162018
 

The Neal Morse Band — Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on “The Great Adventure” with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two-CD package, two-CD/DVD special edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records‘ web site.

The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “The Similitude Of A Dream” will be the ninth studio album with MorsePortnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been The Neal Morse Band.

“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of “The Similitude Of A Dream” has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to “The Similitude Of A Dream”‘s partial retelling of John Bunyan‘s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by The Neal Morse Band, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. Continue reading »