MERCENARY Streaming New Album Title Track

Melodic death metallists MERCENARY unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, Through Our Darkest Days. You can stream the entire song via Soundcloud.

The band commented,

“We are proud to let you all hear the title track of our new album. We put a lot of effort, heart and soul into this beast and can’t wait to unleash it on the world! For us, the song is very iconic and it embodies the melancholic and grand sound that has always been a trademark for Mercenary.”

Through Our Darkest Days – the group’s seventh studio album — is scheduled for release in North America on July 30 via Prosthetic. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn) at Hansen Studios in Denmark and features cover art by Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Mnemic).

The band also announced a series of tour dates in its native country, which will follow their European headlining tour.

Says the band,

“We are psyched to announce that we will be tearing up Denmark in September and October with our good friends Essence! We will make sure that no heads are left unshaken! We look forward to share the stage with Essence once again and delivering ONE HELL of a show every night! So get your asses down to the shows and bring the action!”

Over the course of its career, MERCENARY earned extensive acclaim for its juxtaposition of melody and melancholy, as well as its unique musical mixture of the progressive, power, death and thrash metal subgenres. The group has twice performed at the annual ProgPower USA festival and toured their native continent extensively with Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, King Diamond, Death Angel and Symphony X, in addition to playing such prominent festivals as Wacken, Graspop and Dynamo.

Catch MERCENARY on tour below:
5/30 Geiselwind, DE – Beastival
6/1 Oberentfelden, CH – Borom Pom Pom
6/2 Pilzen, CZ – Metalfest CZ
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
9/26 Kolding, DK – Godset *
9/27 Herning, DK – Fermaten *
9/28 Horsens, DK – Kulisselageret *
10/4 Lyngby, DK – Templet *
10/5 Aarhus, DK – Club Brutal *
10/11 Aalborg, DK – Studenterhuset *
10/12 Vejle, DK – Bygningen *
10/18 København, DK – Vega *
10/19 Odense, DK – Kansas City *
# with Omnium Gatherurm
* with Essence

 

SEPTICFLESH Confirmed For 2014 ’70,000 TONS OF METAL’ CRUISE

Greek symphonic metal quartet SEPTICFLESH are confirmed to appear on next year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, which departs from Miami on Jan. 27, 2014 and will sail to an as-yet-undetermined location in the Caribbean before returning to shore four days later. Along with SEPTICFLESH, the first set of announced bands includes Symphony X, Death Angel, Soilwork, Dark Tranquility and Overkill; many more will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for the cruise go on sale on Monday (April 8) at 5 p.m. EST. For more information on the cruise, please visit 70000Tons.com.

SEPTICFLESH signed with Prosthetic in 2012, and soon after, headlined the first “Conquerers of the World” tour across North America with Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo and Inquisition. The band will begin recording their Prosthetic debut later this year; they will also headline a three-week European tour (which features Fleshgod Apocalypse as direct support) next month. For tour dates and more information on the band, please visit their Facebook (www.facebook.com/septicfleshband) or website (www.septicflesh.com).

ADRENALINE MOB U.S. Tour Dates

In support of their album Omerta and debut single, Come Undone, ADRENALINE MOB featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) will commence a U.S. tour on March 12. Additionally on that day, the band will be releasing Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he  released with Dream Theater and with Neal Morse. Coverta is the first CD of covers recorded by ADRENALINE MOB.


Tracklist:
1- High Wire- Badlands
2- Stand Up and Shout- Dio
3- Break on Through- The Doors
4- Romeo Delight- Van Halen
5- Barracuda- Heart
6- Kill the King- Rainbow
7- The Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin
8- The Mob Rules- Black Sabbath

The tour will consist of two legs this spring. The dates for the first leg can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Nothing More will be the support act on the first leg.

For more information on ADRENALINE MOB, visit www.adrenalinemob.com

HEAVEN’S CRY Premiere New Track

 

Canadian progressive metallists HEAVEN’S CRY premiered the song Komma from the upcoming reissue of their second album, Primal Power Addiction. Listen to the exclusive track HERE or click the image above.

The first two HEAVEN’S CRY releases, Food For Thought Substitute, along with the follow-up, Primal Power Addiction, will be reissued by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on January 8.

Following the success of the band’s recently released comeback album Wheels of Impermanence. Both of the reissues feature revamped artwork as well as being newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X) in addition to Primal Power Addiction being re-sequenced. You can pre-order both albums on the PROSTHETIC IndieMerch store HERE (www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/17436).

Wheels of Impermanence marked the first new music from the band (who originally formed in the early 90′s) in the past seven years. The band consists of Pierre St-Jean (Vocals/guitar), Sylvain Auclair (Vocals/bass), Eric Jarrin (Guitar,ex-Despised Icon), and René Lacharité (drums). They were most recently seen headlining the prestigious Prog-Power Festival Europe in the Netherlands and have since been announced to appear at the 2013 ProgPower USA Festival.

For more information on the band please visit:
www.heavenscry.com

HEAVEN’S CRY Premiere Remixed/Remastered Track

Canadian progressive metallists HEAVEN’S CRY are streaming the track Gaia‘s Judgement from the remixed and remastered reissue of their debut album, Food for Thought Substitute, exclusively through BraveWords.com HERE.

“Gaia’s Judgement was the first song I wrote with Sylvain (Auclair, bass/vocals) back in 1993, and the very first Heaven‘s Cry song”

says guitarist/vocalist Pierre St-Jean.

“It revolves around ecology, and how we are unconscious about our actions towards Gaia, which is The Earth personified as a goddess. Looking back, I think the topic is even more relevant today, for as a society, we were not as preoccupied about the environment back in the day as much as we are today!”

Guitarist Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon) adds,

“It’s one of the first songs I heard before joining Heaven’s Cry, and I think it showcases the essence of what the band is, lyrically and musically. There’s the dual vocal attack, a lot of heavy riffing, some melodic parts; it’s really an epic prog song!” 

HEAVEN’S CRY’s first two releases, Food For Thought Substitute and follow-up Primal Power Addiction, will be reissued by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on January 8, following the success of the band’s recently released comeback album Wheels of Impermanence. Both reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X). You can pre-order both albums at the PROSTHETIC IndieMerch store HERE (www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/17436).

Wheels of Impermanence marked the first new music from the band in the seven years. The band currently consists of St-Jean, Auclair, Jarrin and René Lacharité (drums). They were most recently seen headlining the prestigious ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands and have since been announced to appear at the 2013 ProgPower USA Festival.

For more information on the band please visit:
facebook.com/heavenscry
www.heavenscry.com

Prosthetic Records To Reissue HEAVEN’S CRY Albums

On the heels of the fall release of their acclaimed comeback release Wheels of Impermanence, Canadian progressive metallists HEAVEN’S CRY will reissue their first two albums, Food For Thought Substitute and Primal Power Addiction, on January 8, 2013.

The albums – which are now available for pre-order separately or as a specially-priced bundle - along with revamped artwork, have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X).

“I’m having a blast listening to our music the way we imagined it back then,” says vocalist/guitarist Pierre St-Jean

“Our music has multiple layers where guitars and bass play different parts to create textures, and since our music is less riff-oriented than what most rock and metal bands do, it’s important to hear every detail, every instrument clearly. That is now possible, thanks to Yannick and Jens.”

Guitarist Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon) added,

“I’m so grateful that Prosthetic Records agreed to re-release our first two albums. We worked very hard writing those tunes but unfortunately, we did not have the resources at the time to make it sound the way we wanted it to. Having the opportunity to revisit these albums and give them a new polish, it finally feels like justice has been done to these songs. You know, in the making of a progressive album, every detail is important. Our goal has always been to make sure that the music and the lyrical content are coherent, and that every instrument plays its role in the process. Now that they have been remixed properly, you can hear the music we wrote in its entirety.”

HEAVEN’S CRY formed in the early ’90s in Montreal. Before long, founding members St-Jean and Sylvain Auclair (vocals, bass) signed with Canadian label Hypnotic Records and recorded their debut album Food For Thought Substitute in 1996. The album was simultaneously released in Japan and was awarded the #13 spot for “Metal Albums of 1996″ in Burrn! Magazine. Subsequently, the band’s buzz spread throughout Europe and earned the band several “album of the month” features in many acclaimed magazines.

René Lacharité (drums) and Eric Jarrin (guitar, ex-Despised Icon) joined the band prior to the release of their second record, Primal Power Addiction, in 2002 on Dutch label DVS Records. The groundbreaking, critically acclaimed release was well received and earned the band a spot on the prestigious ProgPower Festival in the Netherlands, as well as a European tour supporting Threshold. HEAVEN’S CRY supported the album’s North American release by performing alongside the likes of Anvil, Planet X, Arena, and Nightwish in 2004.

After taking a seven-year hiatus, the band recently released their third album, Wheels Of Impermanence, which Blistering.com labeled as “power metal majesty.”

The band supported the release by headlining the ProgPower Festival in the Netherlands in October and are scheduled to take part in the ProgPower USA Festival in 2013.

For more information on the band, please visit: http://www.heavenscry.com/

TELLUS REQUIEM Launch New Website

In celebration of their upcoming album release, Norway’s TELLUS REQUIEM has launched a brand new website. It features upcoming tour dates, news merchandise, media, social network links and more.

The band described the websites design and meaning,

“The homepage is based on the artwork for our upcoming release; Invictus (The 11th Hour) done by Mr. Thomas Ewerhard. He has worked with other great artists like Symphony X, TOTO, Avantasia, Therion, Hammerfall, among others.”

The artwork and Invictus (The 11th Hour) tracklisting were revealed today. Nightmare Records will release TELLUS REQUIEUM‘s the album on January 22, 2013. Pre-orders available on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

In other TELLUS REQUIEM news, the band confirmed they will be playing a handful of acoustic dates in Turkey before the holidays. These special shows feature music rearranged from the band’s self-titled debut and the new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) to fit acoustically and with a three man orchestra.

Guitarist Stig Nergård commented on the upcoming shows:

“We are really looking forward to finally doing some live shows abroad. I could not think of a more perfect place to do some acoustic shows “TELLUS REQUIEM-style”, than where the West meets the East.”

TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy leads your ears are battered with a progressive metal onslaught. Combining these elements with beautiful melodies and harmonies TELLUS REQUIEM delivers their breathtaking Nightmare Records debut Invictus (The 11th Hour).

Lineup:
Ben Rodgers – Vocals
Vidar Lehmann – Drums
Stig Nergård – Guitars
Ivar Hagen Bøe – Bass
Anders Sundbø – Keys

TELLUS REQUIEM Live Acoustic:

12/10: @ Ruhi Bey, Ankara, Turkey

12/11: @ Piano Plus, Ankara, Turkey

12/12: @ Manhattan, Ankara, Turkey

12/13: @ Rock Station Radio, Ankara, Turkey

For More Info Visit:

http://www.tellusrequiem.com

http://www.facebook.com/tellusrequiem

http://www.nightmarerecords.com