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Mastodon to release limited “White Walker” picture disc

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:24 PM (PST)

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Mastodon will release a 12″ vinyl picture disc of their non-album track “White Walker” on February 19th via Warner Bros. Records.

Side A features “White Walker,” which was released digitally last winter as part of the Game of Thronesmixtape Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, Volume 2. The track was commissioned by the show’s producers when the band appeared on the show as extras. Insanely dope Welsh illustrator Richey Beckett designed the artwork, which was inspired by the show.

The B-Side of the 12′ features an a Cappella version of “White Walker”,the original idea for the song recorded by Brann Dailor on his phone in his kitchen.

The artwork is a still from the episode in which the band members appeared as murdered “wildlings” who are brought back to life by White Walkers.

The Mastodon “White Walker” picture disc will be pressed in very limited quantities and will be available for pre-order beginning today here and in retails stores beginning Feb 19th. Do not hesitate as these will sell out fast!


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The Contortionist and Monuments epic tour news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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The Contortionist will hit the road yet again this spring in continued support of their latest release. Monuments, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves will serve as support through the end of April. “Over the months of touring behind Language, we would imagine an ideal lineup and the same names kept coming up,” says keyboardist Eric Guenther. “We always get psyched on tours with huge variety and dynamic shifts through every band.”

“The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since ‘Language’ came out. We can’t wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S.”

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Queensryche release “Eye 9” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM (PST)

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Washington state progressive metallers Queensryche have released a music video for their song “Eye 9”.

“Eye 9” came off of Queensryche’s newest album Condition Human which was released last October via Century Media Records.

Check out the “Eye 9” music video and Queensryche tour dates here.

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Like Animals release “Caterwaul” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:35 AM (PST)

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Ontario math rockers Like Animals have released the lyric video for their song “Caterwaul”.

“Caterwaul” comes off of the upcoming EP Feral which will be released on January 22.

Check out the video for “Caterwaul” as well as the Feral track listing and cover art here.

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Intronaut announce U.S. headlining tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM (PST)

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Los Angeles prog metallers Intronaut have announced that they will be headlining a U.S. tour.

Intronaut will see support from The Ocean and North. They are currently touring in support of their album The Direction of Last Things.

Intronaut commented on the tour:

“Intronaut would like to thank all you amazing people for your continued support of our band over the past decade, and especially with the release of our latest album. You guys are the best fans ever, and we’re lucky to have you! We are very excited to announce our first headlining run of 2016, with support coming from two bands we love. To give you an idea of our show, we are planning on playing all the songs from “The Direction Of Last Things,” as well as some songs from all our past records. We are also working hard on a beefed-up visual production that should take you from zero to I’m-freaking-out-man in record time.”

Check out tour dates and the music video for Intronaut’s “Fast Worms” here.

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Metalcorers Between The Buried and Me and August Burns Red are preparing to co-headline a North American tour.

Starting at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and running forty shows before wrapping up at the Webster Hall in New York.

The tour will be rounded out with support from The Faceless and Good Tiger.

BTBAM are touring in support of their album Coma Ecliptic and August Burns Red are touring in support of their album Found In Far Away Places.

Check out full tour dates here.

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Rhine premiere “Paralyzed”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM (PST)

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Seattle prog metallers Rhine have premiered the track “Paralyzed”.

“Paralyzed” comes from the album An Outsider which will be released on February 5.

Check out “Paralyzed” and a comment from Rhine’s vocalist/guitarist Gabe Tachell here.

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Ihsahn announces 6th solo album, lyric video

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:14 PM (PST)

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Candlelight Records proudly announces March 4 as the global release date for the sixth solo album from Ihsahn titled Arktis.  The album will be available in standard cd, deluxe cd (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats.  The album’s first single, “Mass Darkness,” is released today via Itunes and Amazon.  It is available for streaming now via Spotify.  Decibel Magazine exclusively presents the Michael Dickinson (Orange Goblin, Gallows) created lyric video for the song available for viewing here.

Arktis was recorded at Ihsahn’s studio in Notodden, Norway and was mixed in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia).  The album features ten songs and is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn’s solo recordings.  It features guest appearances from Einar Solberg (Leprous), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Jorgen Munkeby (Shining), Tobias Ornes Andersen (Shining, ex-Leprous), and renowned Norwegian author Hans Herbjornsrud.  Graphic elements for Arktis once again have been provided by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.

Few artists in modern heavy music have created such an extraordinary and unique body of work as Ihsahn.  Having refined and redefined black metal with the now legendary Emperor, Ihsahn is Norway’s foremost musical extremist.  He has spent the last decade establishing himself as a fearless and wildly idiosyncratic solo artist and even by his own remarkable standards, Arktis is a bold and mind-blowing step into the unknown.  Ihsahn comments, “my focus for this album was to write within more traditional song structures and still give each song a strong individual identity, be that through a re-occurring melody, a chorus, sound design or the good, old guitar riff.  I also wanted to explore this on the production side, blending organic rock sounds with more modern expressions.”

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Dream Theater to perform “The Astonishing” Live, Announce 2016 Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM (PST)

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If you missed our big announce earlier, we will be heading out on a 2016 US Tour, Presale begins tomorrow at 10am EST. Make sure to sign up here bit.ly/postdtannounce to get a reminder email!

This double album follows on the recent heels of ambitious 2x releases from acts like Iron Maiden and Periphery and is sure to be pretty insane as it is Dream Theater we are talking about. Glad to see longer form albums making a comeback!

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Dream Theater stream new song “The Gift of Music”

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST)

dream theater the astonishingProgressive metal icons Dream Theater are streaming their new song “The Gift of Music”, which is taken from their upcoming thirteenth studio album The Astonishing. You can listen to it below.

The Astonishing is due for release on January 29th, 2016 via Roadrunner Records, and will be Dream Theater’s first studio album in nearly three years since the release of their self-titled twelfth studio album.

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The Contortionist reveal new video, Deluxe LP and Four Tracks

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM (PST)

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The Contortionist have released a “Rediscovered” version of their most recent LP, Language. The new version contains four re-worked tracks recorded and engineered by John Douglass and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. The rediscovered tracks are accompanied by four all new music videos for the same tracks.

The video for “The Parable” is premiering today exclusively via Prog Magazine HERE. “We are very excited to finally share this rerelease of Language with everyone!,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We wanted to sit down with the songs that we’ve spent the last 14 months playing around the world, and give people a chance to see them in a new light. It’s been a pleasure getting a chance to rediscover these tracks and we hope everyone enjoys!”

Directed by Erez Bader, these four videos are by far the most intimate depiction of the band to date. The band previously released two videos from the Language LP for the tracks “Language I: Intuition” and “Primordial Sound,” both directed by Corey Norman.

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I hope the jean jacket wearing drunk and stoned dolphin in Intronaut‘s new video remembered to throw out the plastic ring six pack yokes from the many beers it likely consumed so as to not injure itself later on when it hops back in the pool. The “Fast Worms” clip from the prog metal band is truly…unique?

Perhaps the title of this article is click bait, for in the end the dolphin seems unhappy and seems to realize the simpler things in life are more enjoyable than “chasing the dream”.

If you want to see a dolphin ejaculate out of a blow hole while getting busy with a girl who looks vaguely like Megan Fox or see a drunk and stoned dolphin get in a bar fight, this bud’s for you.

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Spock’s Beard release “Tides of Time” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM (PST)

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Los Angeles prog rockers Spock’s Beard have released a lyric video for their song “Tides of Time”.

“Tides of Time” is the third single from the band’s The Oblivion Particle, which was the band’s 12 studio album.

Check out the video for “Tides of Time” here.

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Unlike Eminem, the Relapse era is well regarded as the best Dillinger Escape Plan stuff, though I love all their records. Still, the early days were unfuckwithable. Then Miss Machine came along and shit got bananas w/ Puciato on board. And Ire Works is underrated and possibly my FAVORITE if I wasn’t so biased by my Calculating Infinity love like most O.G. DEP fans.

I smell that whore/woah/etc. right HERE.

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Album Review: Novelists – “Souvenirs”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:38 AM (PST)

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Novelists from Paris are not a tribute band to the works of Sartre or -even better- Boris Vian (who once devoted much of a book to describing a piano that could make specialty cocktails depending on what notes you played). No, the young group are a progressive metalcore band full of attack, djent and busy guitar parts, albeit with some solid melodic parts to set them apart from the bands who only scream over this style. I will go on the record and say it is not my favorite sub genre of metal as I find regionalism tends to go by the wayside and make many of these bands near indistinguishable regardless of country of origin (Exist Immortal, Rise Of Doom, We Came As Romans all kind of sound more or less the same to me despite being good at what they do). Heck, even black metal really has many bands that adhere to form. My bias works in the band’s favor here as Novelists still have a lot to grab ahold of the listener’s ears (even a primarily stoner rock fan like me).

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