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Lacuna Coil premiere “Save Me” with Billboard

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:03 AM (PST)

Italian Alt-Metal superstars Lacuna Coil are premiering their new song “Save Me” today with Billboard. Check out the track exclusively HERE. The song is off the band’s forthcoming full-length album Black Anima out October 11th.

“Save Me” is the third and final single to be released off of the upcoming LP, following the previously released tracks and music videos for “Reckless” and “Layers Of Time”. Both music videos were directed by Roberto Saku Cinardi and are part of the same storyline.

Black Anima is the follow up to Lacuna Coil’s Delirium (2016), which debuted on the charts in the US at #16 Current Album Chart and #2 Hard Rock Chart, and on many charts in Europe. The album will be available as Ltd. 2CD Book Edition incl. tarot cards, Standard CD Jewelcase, black LP + CD and digital album (+Bonus Tracks). All formats are available for pre-order HERE.

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Enchantya release sophomore album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:45 AM (PST)

Photo Credit: Diana Fernandes

Portuguese metallers Enchantya’s newest album drops today! The album On Light And Wrath is out via Inverse Records.

On Light And Wrath was recorded, mixed and mastered by Fernando Matias (Moonspell, Bizarra Locomotiva, We Are The Damned, Sinistro, etc.). Says singer Rute Fevereiro of the album:

“On Light and Wrath is Enchantya’s musical essay about the two extremes of the human existence and the struggle for balance within and outside the soul. Inspired by the union of opposites Enchantya present this concept in their music, facing darkness in heavy tracks like “Last Moon of March” and “From the Ashes” and diving into the light in moments like “Near Life Experience” and “Downfall to Power”, with the interlude “Alma” making the bridge between two worlds of emotions that are complementary. With the presence of unforgettable guests, a choir and orchestrations, Enchantya promise with “On Light and Wrath” a listening experience that you won’t forget.”

You can check out the music video for “The Beginning” here.

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I am listening to the uplifting pop infused vocal of “Mercy Mirror” from my promo copy of the new album Resist from the internationally influential act Within Temptation. It is a great record, another victory for a band with many who have never been shy about aiming for epic bombast where others have their eyes lower to the ground. The follow up to 2014’s excellent Hydra (has it been so long already?!) was worth the interminable wait for fans and is sure to be a major release of the quarter. The album contains guest appearances by singer Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Anders Fridén (In Flames) and Jasper Steverlinck (Arid), which is chill, but the band don’t need cameos for the whole album to stand strong. Sharon and the gang sound very inspired and ready to add to their legacy.

Get the album as of February 1st! It is still a few hours before release day as I write this.

From the cinematic “Endless War” with a piano-outro to live for to the already popular with fans rallying cry “Raise Your Banner” to the stomping crunch of “Trophy Hunter”, this record will fill a big void for a lot of people wanting to feel lifted up during some very depressing times right now. Some people listen to the most angry stuff in times of trouble but also it is good to remember hope and a sweeping sense of history, which Within Temptation provide in ample doses throughout. They truly just come off as very professional and next level grandiose (but I mean that as a compliment in their case).

The band comment on their new futuristic direction:  “We were done with orchestras and classic metal riffs. We’ve done it a thousand times before! This time we’ve expanded our horizon and started listening to powerful artists from other genres that implement bombastic sounds and huge basses into their tracks. All of a sudden we thought: we need these new exciting sounds too – but not the slick artificial feel that so often is connected to it. We started finding ways to roughen up these modern sounds, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before.”

“Supernova”, my favorite song on the record, proves by itself that this was not a risk that was taken in vain. Amazing, huge stuff.

Tour Dates below.

WITHIN TEMPTATION:
2/28: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/1: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
3/2: New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
3/3: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/5: Montreal, QC @ Olympia
3/6: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
3/8: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

3/11: Denver, CO @ The Summit
3/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
3/15: Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
3/16: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
3/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
3/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater

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Jarboe releases “Karuna” single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:50 PM (PST)

Jarboe releases the first single titled, “Karuna” from her spiritually enlightened new album due out on December 14th, “The Cut Of The Warrior”. “Karuna” is streaming now via PopMatters.

The song, a 7+ minute meditation, includes clanging metal percussion, gongs, chanting, and was recorded inside a meditation dome. “Karuna” was then mixed by Kris Force (Amber Asylum).

“The Cut Of The Warrior” is scheduled for release on December 14th via Translation Loss Records. Pre-order is available now.

Jarboe offers a spiritually enlightened work titled “The Cut of the Warrior”. Four gorgeous compositions that pull inspiration from Jarboe’s kinship to buddhism are meticulously crafted and presented. The album is armed with three alternative mixes/collaborations with Byla (featuring members of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), End Christian and Kris Force (Amber Asylum) while being housed in a stunning layout by Dehn Sora.

“The Cut of the Warrior refers to the practice of Chöd by illustrating repeated attempts to cut through the ego”, explains Jarboe. “The Chöd practitioner seeks to tap the power of fear through activities such as rituals set in graveyards and visualizations of offering their bodies in a tantric feast in order to put their understanding of emptiness to the ultimate test.”

“The Cut of the Warrior” will be released on December 14, 2018.

Track Listing:
1. Wayfaring Stranger In The Bardo
2. GodGoddess
3. Feast
4. Karuna
5. Karuna (Byla mix)
6. Wayfaring Stranger In The Bardo (End Christian mix)
7. GodGoddess reprise (Kris Force mix)

Album credits:
Written, performed, recorded by Jarboe
Mastered by Kris Force

Album layout by Dehn Sora

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LACUNA COIL – “THE 119 SHOW – LIVE IN LONDON” Available now!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:13 AM (PST)

November 16, 2018 – 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL‘s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19th in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show – Live In London”, which is out now.

To celebrate the release, LACUNA COIL have released another clip from the DVD. Check out “Nothing Stands In Our Way (The 119 Show – OFFICIAL VIDEO)” HERE and below.

“We’ve been counting the days and THE DAY has finally come: our ‘119 Show – Live in London’ is officially OUT!,” states Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia. “Whether you want to re-live that one-of-a-kind night with Incandescence Circus at the O2 Forum or you want to see it for the very first time, this release will be the perfect add to your musical/visual collection… or even as a perfect Christmas gift! Hope you enjoy the vision as much as we loved to put this together for you all!”

The band previously released “Blood, Tears, Dust (The 119 Show – Live In London)”: as well as a trailer. Fans will be able to view not only a very special live performance, and which featured, UK circus group Incandescence, but also a career spanning set that includes LACUNA COIL songs never played live before.

“The 119 Show – Live In London” is available in the following formats: 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/2CD, Digital Album. Fans can purchase the DVD HERE.

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Gothic metal/hard rock fusion underground icons Lacuna Coil have revealed a new clip for ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ from The 119 Show – Live In London. 

“2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Lacuna Coil’s debut. To celebrate this special year, the band will be releasing “The 119 Show – Live In London” DVD. The special one-time live recording was filmed at the band’s exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town and is scheduled for release November 9th, 2018.”

 

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Melodic Treasury: Sylvaine, Evanescence news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 3:54 PM (PST)

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Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE will release her new album, Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone later this Fall. A follow up to the acclaimed release of ‘Wistful, Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone will be available internationally November 2. Pre orders are available across CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist Shop. 

SYLVAINE have released the first new track off ‘Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone’. The track titled “Abeyance” is described as an “exciting and deeply atmospheric number” and is streaming now at PopMatters.

Regarding the new track, SYLVAINE comments, ““Abeyance” is one of the most diverse and uplifting tracks on “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone”. The drums provided by Stéphane “Neige” Paut, who also composed the bass line for the song, creates a groovy backdrop for a grave message imbedded in the music, of humanity’s cruelty towards itself, as well as the inner decay and struggle we face within our human form. The video of “Abeyance” tells a story of being restricted, held away from what once was and being unable to fight it. The feeling of watching the world and self unravel, without having the means to change it, being held in abeyance.”

The artwork and track list for “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone” can be found below:

Track List
1. Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
2. Mørklagt
3. Abeyance
4. Worlds Collide
5. Severance
6. L’Appel du Vide

Evanescence have planned a Fall release for Synthesis LiveFans of the long running dramatic rock band can enjoy the release as of October 12th, 2018. Eagle Vision will release Evanescence, Synthesis Live on DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD and Digital Formats.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band’s critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by Director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

“This comes from the core, the heart of the original vision for Evanescence” – Amy Lee

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Harms Way dates with Soft Kill coming up in June

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:17 AM (PST)

This June, Harm’s Way will head back out on the road for their “Posthuman Pacific Northwest Tour”, featuring special guests Soft Kill, before joining the final, full cross country Vans Warped Tour later that month, with Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and many more. This is an inspired pairing of two very different bands and I would go to it in a hot second.

See below for all dates.

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Chaostar stream anticipated opus “The Undivided Light”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:47 PM (PST)

CHAOSTAR are streaming their stunning new album, ‘The Undivided Light’. On the new album, Athen’s CHAOSTAR deconstruct classic orchestration, traditional instrumentation, electronica, rock, Byzantine music and more into something truly fresh and exciting. Led by SEPTICFLESH guitarist and composer Christos Antoniou, and featuring the striking voice of Androniki Skoula, CHAOSTAR reshape time-honored musical convention into gorgeous compositions that are peerless. ‘The Undivided Light’ is a deeply dramatic and dynamic album of worldly music that is both rich and timeless. The ‘Undivided Light’ is streaming here now.

Regarding the new album, CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki Skoula comments: “The human being as an individual and as a master of his own destiny appears again as the central core around which our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’ revolves. We have always been attracted to the investigation of the womb in which our secretive and most tiring battles take place. There is no blood there, no human casualties, no weapons, but only arsenals of strength and belief, waiting for us to prove that we deserve the feasts that life has provided us unconditionally. Silent soldiers confronting their lethal decisions, an ancient conspiracy in the subconscious, memories, and intentions merging into a crystal magic ball, a two-sided coin. Life and death, this price has to be paid. The light that leads cannot be divided, its flame sprung from the opened doors of knowledge and wandered in silent yards, confronting the eternal circle of yin and yang. Its flame asks from each of us to be remembered. Its flames demand to be protected and kept alive, either to light the way or to burn down. ‘The Undivided Light’ is an album that does not just ‘comment’ on someone’s ability to defend certain values, but it is mostly a statement of the band’s contributors that outlines the secretive ‘liaison’ between memory and conscience. The extent of conscience in our actions defends the real value of any kind of memory that we inherit towards others and also towards ourselves. In the end, the level of self-redemption does not only relate to our actions, but mostly to the pretext into which we include them. Remembrance has become a struggle, it is not an easy medal to gain, an undivided flame that burns on the soil of our soul. May we be remembered.”

‘The Undivided Light’ will be released this week worldwide on March 23rd. Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. 

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Apocalyptic death rockers ATRIARCH are pleased to unveil the official video for “Void” off their Dead As Truth full-length.

Watch the full video via Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, ATRIARCH has partnered with Cvlt Nation for the “We Are The Dead” Remix Project to celebrate the website’s seven-year anniversary. For more info, point your browser HERE.

Watch ATRIARCH’s previously released Daniel Menche-directed video for “Repent” HERE.

Dead As Truth was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhol) and featuring artwork by Stevie Floyd (Yob, Dark Castle), Dead As Truth sees ATRIARCH venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations, exotic drones, and crushing aural experimentations that boldly embrace death’s cold heart. Fragments of post-punk, gothic doom, black metal, sludge, and noise complement the band’s desolate universe and further supplement their most immediate and formidable release to date. ATRIARCH prescribe the order that there is but one truth and that is death.

Dead As Truth is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

ATRIARCH will perform this Thursday, March 8th with Mirrors For Psychic Warfare at the Tonic Lounge in Portland, Oregon. The band is also confirmed to play with Will Haven and Witch Mountain on June 23rd at Star Theater PDX also in Portland. Stay tuned for more tour announcements in the near future.

ATRIARCH:
3/08/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Mirrors For Psychic Warfare
6/23/2018 Star Theater PDX – Portland, OR w/ Will Haven, Witch Mountain

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CHAOSTAR release powerful “Tazama Jua” from new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Chaostar continue to humble the listener with their towering skill and passionate emotional control and release on new track “Tazama Jua”. Taken from March’s pending The Undivided Light, the track confirms that this is indeed still the 2018 release I am most excited for thus far. We have seen some amazing records already in the time we have breifly waded into the waters of this somewhat new year (The Atlas Moth, Machine Head or Legend Of The Seagullmen come to mind off the top of my head), but this Chaostar record commands my full attention with unparalleled operatic complexity, a sophisticated theatrical emotional range and nonetheless a direct sense of the real that touches the spirit. Some of it is even catchy, hahaha.

Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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New music from CHAOSTAR at last

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Today I saw that my friend Androniki of the incredible project Chaostar had posted about some new music. This project is so incredible and they are on their own wavelength entirely. So blessed to have new sounds from them today in a time when the arts need cultivating and nurturing more than ever! Three cheers to this amazing band!

Chaostar truly examine all of the highs and lows of the human experience with their epic and operatic sound. Their music is on another level entirely compared to most bands, tapping into the sublime center of life’s raw beating vulnerable heart and the  inherent strength in attempting to defy mortality through ambitious artistic statement.

Dear friends, 
We are proud to unveil the first single of our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’ (out March 23) under the label Season of Mist, which can now be pre-ordered here: 
smarturl.it/ChaostarUndivided

CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki comments: “Dear all, it is with great pleasure to announce that we are launching the first song “Stones and Dust” from our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’. Every blessed virtue in this world multiplies and growths when being shared and not constrained. Like wisdom, knowledge, and patience, the flame of light itself can brighten a room, but when being divided and shared can illuminate the entire world’s human intellect. This has been the motivational thinking that flared-up the creation of the new CHAOSTAR album. Our existence consists of dust formed into concrete shapes of hard stones, awaiting to degrade back into the light-weight form of dust and finally to the liberated state of time, light, and space.”
The members of the band Christos AntoniouAndroniki Skoula Chaostar B Charalampos Paritsis and Nick Vell salute you and aspire to introduce you to a magical experience.

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Grave Pleasures release “Be My Hiroshima”

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM (PST)

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES have released their new single, “Be My Hiroshima”, taken from their upcoming sophomore album Motherblood, due for release on September 29 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Watch the official music video premiere for “Be My Hiroshima” streaming below.

“Be My Hiroshima” is also available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. You can find all streaming links, digital and physical preorder links here: http://smarturl.it/Motherblood.

Vocalist Mat McNerney explains:
“Be My Hiroshima is our love song for the apocalypse. The video is taken from our cover art by Tekla Vály. Images of Kali, the mother who sits on top of the cycle of life and death, birth and rebirth (and her consort Shiva who is the destroyer and transformer). As the dawn of man begins to draw to an end, it is her blood that we have shed, and like the sands of time it spills out. We are sacrificing our mother, and eating her flesh and drinking her blood. This is the eucharist which represents our extinction. Within her womb we are born and we are born to die there. It’s an endless love affair with death. A love like motherblood.

I rest my mouth upon your mouth
and the world is the colour of murder
I lie beside your oblivion
in the shadow of mass destruction.”

GRAVE PLEASURES’ sophomore record was recorded in an old WW2 coding bunker at Orgone Studios in the UK by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver etc). It picks up where 80s UK bands such as Magazine, The Wire and Echo And The Bunnymen left off, but never stopping long enough to look back too much into the past. Featuring guest vocals from David Tibet from Current 93, the band sets the tone for their eclectic inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England’s hidden reverse to Manchester’s sound of misery.

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Atriarch announce ‘Dead As Truth’ album, premiere song

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:02 PM (PST)

Dark metallers Atriarch return with their latest album this year, a sure to be moving and moody outing called Dead As Truth.

Listen to the opening track, “Inferno” from Dead As Truth via YouTube, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp plus all streaming services.

Dead As Truth is set for release on August 11th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

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Elantris to open for Epica on North American dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:59 AM (PST)

Ohio’s Elantris feature beauty and the beast style vocal switch offs, semi-raw yet symphonic arrangements and a hard work ethic that has found the band open for Xandria and Sonata Arctica, among others, before. They have been compared favorably to Kamelot. Elantris will support their recently-released debut album, This Sacrifice with a set of dates that will also feature Insomnium, Lacuna Coil, and headliners Epica. Those are all major players in the scene and any one of them would be a challenge to share a stage with, but Elantris seem up for it:

“We are very excited for the opportunity to perform with such incredible bands. With our combined powers, we see no reason we can’t reshape the hearts and souls of everyone present at the shows. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a fantastic tour and get to play our music at so many great venues, in front of so many incredible fans.” 

“Our main goal on this tour is to stimulate the economy by increasing the production of mops and buckets. These will be vital in dealing with the increased sweat and face melting that occurs at most venues due to extreme headbanging and joyous feeling that occurs from witnessing raw epicness!”

Dates and a taste of the band’s sound below.

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