Aug 182017
 

Norwegian progressive death metallers Fleshkiller has released their debut music video. The song is called ‘Warfare’ and it is brutal. The track appears on their debut album “Awaken” which will be released on September 15 via Indie Recordings & Facedown Records (US & CAN). The video can be seen below.

Ole Børud commented: “‘Warfare‘ is one of the most intense songs on the album with an old school thrash/death inspired beat that lends itself perfectly to some headbanging! Lyrically this song speaks about how humankind’s history of warfare ultimately leads to death and destruction and that we need to seek a better way.”

Founded by Ole Børud, Fleshkiller saw the light of day as a result of Extol’s return to hiatus after their last album in 2013. The upcoming debut album entitled “Awaken” was recorded and mixed between late 2015 and early 2017 at multiple locations around the world. Also written by Ole Børud, the style of music mixes old school death metal aesthetics with rich harmonic prog fusion elements. Compared to his previous efforts in the genre these new compositions spark a new level of intensity! Continue reading »

Aug 182017
 

The 2LP edition of the new Pyramaze album “Contingent” will be released on September 29th in Europe and on October 13th in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The 2LP edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

With their milestone fifth album “Contingent,” Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey].
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Aug 152017
 

Currently in the middle of the European festival circuit, We Ride has released the music video for ‘What You Are, from their Victory Records debut, “Empowering Life,” available now. The powerful modern hardcore five-piece teamed up with Deez Nuts frontman JJ Peters to deliver a track that is more than just a mosh worthy anthem, but a cut that hits like an adrenaline spike to the heart. We Ride also announced several dates supporting Stray From The Path and Capsize with more international dates to be announced soon.

Front-woman Mimi Telmo explains, “’What You Are’ is about the fine line split between friendship and indifference. No matter how hard you try to salvage a relationship, sometimes you just have to walk away. This video was a lot of fun to create, and it was a personal challenge for me since it was the first time I had to be the ‘main character’ of the story. Definitely an interesting experience.” On the collaboration with Deez Nuts, she adds, “I’ve always been a fan of theirs, and when meeting JJ (Peters) in person, I saw that he is not only a great front-man, but also a lovely person. Over the years we became good friends and we always have a great time when we share a stage together. While writing this song, I felt it was perfect for JJ and I love how it turned out!” Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch joined Babymetal on stage — his face painted in the same white-and-black makeup as the Japanese act’s backing band — on June 25 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Official video footage from Korn, as well as a couple of fan-filmed clips, of the collaboration can be seen below.

Head comments: This was so fun, Babymetal band and crew are so kind and positive. Check it out:

Babymetal was one of the support acts on Korn‘s “The Serenity Of Summer” tour, also featuring Stone Sour, Skillet, Ded, Yelawolf and Islander. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

The Royal frontman Sem Pisarahu has released a vocal cover of August Burns Red’s ‘Invisible Enemy‘ You can check out his take on the track below.

‘Invisible Enemy’ appears on August Burns Red‘s new album “Phantom Anthem” which will be released on October 6 via Fearless Records.

The Royal is a band that takes the best of a wide variety of subgenres in metal and presents a fresh and unique cross-over into today’s scene, released their very first label record “Seven” on Long Branch Records in march 2017. After forming the band late in 2012 these 5 ambitious young men began writing and recording songs DIY and displayed incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing. Continue reading »