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Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND revealed the album details for their upcoming sixth full-length entitled Pelon Juuret(Translation: Roots of Fear).
The album was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012. Pelon Juuretcontinues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics — as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky.
The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on July 9 in North America, July 8 in the UK/World, and July 5 in Germany, Benelux and Finland. A trailer for Pelon Juuret is available here while exclusive pre-order packages are available via Relapse here.
UNKIND previously released five full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases. The band’s catalog is available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page here.
The album, recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden, drops on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America on Agonia Records. Tracks from Black Testamentcurrently featured on The Welding Room radio program.
Band founder and mastermind, Ornias, describes Black Testament as a “sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases.”
“it’s a journey through my spiritual darkness and death.”
A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:
In support of their critically acclaimed new album, EarthRocker, Maryland rockers CLUTCH are set to kick off the second leg of the Earth Rocker North American Tour. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize. An admat for the tour can be viewed HERE.
CLUTCH is featured on the cover of this week’s Aquarian Weekly – available for free in New York and across the Tri-State Area. Check out the cover HERE.
In addition to their headlining shows, CLUTCH will be appearing on select festivals in North America including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest, during the second leg of the North American tour.
Following the North American dates, CLUTCH will head to Europe for a headlining run and festival appearances. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Frontman Neil Fallon recently taped an appearance for VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show which will air sometime this June. More details can be found on the VH1 Classic Website.
Earth Rocker was released in March via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. It entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. Then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks.
Earth Rockeralso came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release it shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.
Crucial Velocity has been received extremely well on The Welding Room. Earth Rocker continues to chart well at CMJ Loud Rock, including three weeks at #1 and seven weeks total and still holding strong with a position in the top 10.
Earth Rockeris available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.
We will be letting the TOUR DATES page fade away over the course of the next few months. Perhaps at some point a tour posters page may surface but for the time being, type the band you’re interested in “SEARCH” to track down live dates. All posts related to your “SEARCH” topic pop up.
Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is currently working on their third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.
For this album the band also used the precious collaboration of very talented guests, which gave a great contribution to make it a unique piece of art.
Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented:
“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”
Francesco Paoli (Drummer) adds:
“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us. We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”
The band is seeking support for a special fan edition CD/DVD. This edition and its perks will only be available to campaign supporters and will not be sold anywhere else. Specifically, supporters will be contributing to the following:
Seven additional tracks exclusive to the fan edition
Various behind the scenes videos
Expanded version of Dr. Z with fan determined ending
Full length album commentary that features dialog from all the band members as they listen to the record start to finish
Graphic art storyboards created specifically for the music videos included in the fan edition booklet
Original Artwork & Packaging exclusive to the fan edition
To further conceptualize their plan, the band has released a video explaining, with some satire, the details of their campaign along with a sneak peek of a brand new track called Kings of the Shadow World and a visual display of the many creative perks they’re offering to contributors. Visit the official campaign site for full details on the endeavor and its perks.
For more than a decade, CHIMAIRA has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. In 2013, CHIMAIRA continues to direct the masses and define a dark future with their new album, Crown of Phantoms.
CHIMAIRA: Mark Hunter (vocals), Emil Werstler (guitar), Austin D’Amond (drums), Matt Szlachta (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass), Sean Zatorsky (keyboards)
Thy Kingdom Scum was written and recorded by Tatus Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa. In 2012, after the departure vocalist Yoshiaki Negishi, Tatsu and Junji contacted the previous singer Hideki, and they decided on a reunion. Additionally, the band added guitarist Ikuma Kawabe (ex-DHIDALAH) in late May 2012.With this new line-up, they started writing and recording the new record.
Today’s digital age has made metal more accessible than ever as the internet has been a key tool in creating word of mouth between metal fans and their love for the music. Irish extreme metal band CHOSEN recently demonstrated this by offering their debut album Resolution for free download via their official website, which has now reached over 5,000 FREE downloads since its release on March 30.
CHOSEN: David McCann (Drums & Percussion), Paul Shields (Vocals/Guitars)
Drummer/Percussionist David McCann is proud to comment the following:
“We’re simply blown away by overall response to Resolution and could never have predicted this intense level of interest. While 5,000 downloads in just one week may seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things, for a niche band such as ourselves it’s more than we could have ever expected and only reinforces the notion than putting this album up for free download was the right move.”
Produced by Alwyn Walker, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.
Resolution is also available in two special edition CD formats:
The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.
The Collector’s Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.
1. Engines of Belief
2. Defective Prospection
3. The Narcissism Epidemic
4. Mental Clarity
7. Asch’s Paradigm
8. Metaphysical Contradiction
9. The Departure Lounge
Black Testament can be described as a “sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases.” - Ornias, the SVARTSYN founder and mastermind, added: “it’s a journey through my spiritual darkness and death.”
The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:
In addition to the impressive chart positions stateside, the band continues their global domination entering the German Top 100 Media Control Chart at #71. In the UK
Earth Rocker charted at #50 on the Top 200 Album Chart, #3 on the Top Rock and Metal Albums Chart and #11 on the Top Independent album chart.
Earth Rocker is continuing to make an impact at radio. The album is #1 at CMJ Loud Rock, and their second single, Crucial Velocity - for which they also released a lyric video – was added to The Welding Room rotation. The video was done by animator James Appleton and can be viewed HERE. Send your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com to hear CLUTCH on the radio program.
“WEATHERMAKER MUSIC is thrilled with this result. The release campaign began 6 months ago. We executed on our worldwide plan by integrating touring, promotion, retail and digital marketing as well as Specialty/Metal and Active Rock radio campaigns in a perfect sequence. Our partners around the world backed us up. RED Music’s extraordinary support made much of this possible. But in the end none of it would have been the same without this great album. CLUTCH is the quintessential American rock band!”