AOSOTH Premiere Video For New Song

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French sowers of distinctive Black Metal, AOSOTH, premiered a video for Ritual Marks Of Penitence – the closing track off the new album entitled IV: Arrow In Heart. The video, directed by Matthieu Spinazzola and David Fitt, can be viewed at You Tube, below.

The AOSOTH track, Temple Of Knowledge made its debut on The Welding Room to open the March 18 (episode 105) just prior to the program jumping into a four-hour, Tuesday drive time slot on WRDR-DB. To hear any song from IV: Arrow In Heart on The Welding Room, send your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6jwsEPKXc

First revealed song off IV: Arrow In Heart, can be streamed here: http://youtu.be/WFTvx9ZPpJc

AOSOTH will be also re-releasing their albums, II and III – both for the first time on black vinyl – along with the 4th album in their career on April 16 worldwide via Agonia Records.

IV: Arrow In Heart is a natural improvement over bands previews release, entitled III, which already was ‘a major step forward for Aosoth in creating their own distinct sound” – Sputnik Music

The new release holds yet a bigger spiritual meaning, the band comments: “We’ve spent such a huge amount of time on defining a darker identity, yet open to a wider range of influences. Those tracks still haunt us, as delivering them was a painful and excruciating experience, and left some of us even physically wounded… Which gives that album even more of a spiritual value, as it involved a form of sacrifice.”

Furthermore, AOSOTH members add: “This fourth full-length release is without a doubt a great step forward for us in term of music writing, and sound.”

Tracklist:

1. An Arrow in Heart
2. One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies
3. Temple of Knowledge
4. Under The Nails and Fingertips
5. Broken Dialogue 1
5. Broken Dialogue 2
6. Ritual Marks of Penitence

Upcoming shows:
May 9: La Boule Noire (Paris, France)
May 10: Ubu (Rennes, France)
May 25: Maryland Death Fest (USA)
November 17/18: Black Flames of Blasphemy (Helsinki, Finland)

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PYRITHION Release Studio Video

It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion have created a dark and intense death metal record almost overnight. The individual members’ prior success aside, the music speaks for itself. In an exclusive studio video, shot and edited by Ryan Glisan, fans can catch a glimpse of what it’s like to record inside Lambesis Studios. The new video is now streaming at metalblade.com/pyrithion.

The Burden of Sorrow to be released April 16th on Metal Blade Records

Singer Tim Lambesis, who is best known for his work as the front man of As I Lay Dying, explains: “I have wanted to do a heavier and more traditionally metal band for a while. Being that I own a recording studio, I thought a great place to start was by asking my engineer who the best guitar player is that he has recorded. I wanted to team him up with one of my favorite guitar players growing up.”

Shortly thereafter, Ryan Glisan from Allegaeon and Andy Godwin (ex-The Famine, Embodyment) began sending ideas back and forth. Those ideas would form the foundations of the first three Pyrithion songs.

Glisan elaborates further on the band’s expedited origin, “When Tim first reached out to me to ask if I was interested in starting a new project, I was really intrigued as to where the overall sound would go. Given the short time frame we had to work with, the ‘newness’ of all the members, and an uncertainty of an overall direction, I wasn’t initially 100% confident in how the end product would turn out. After spending a weekend collaborating, recording these initial 3 songs, and beginning to write new songs going forward, I can say with absolute confidence now that this band will be a major force in the metal scene.”

Pyrithion’s debut release, The Burden of Sorrow, stands as a showcase of what the members are capable of putting together over what merely amounted to an extended weekend. The total potential in Pyrithion is incredible and there is much anticipation for how the band will continue to develop as they prepare for a full length record.

Watch the lyric video for The Invention of Hatred at youtube.com/timlambesisofficial and pre-order your copy at metalblade.com/pyrithion.

The Burden of Sorrow will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on April 16, 2013.

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KOLDBRANN Premiere New Music Video

Black metal force KOLDBRANN released a music video from their newest album, Vertigo. The video for Drammen is streaming now at MetalInjection.net.

KOLDBRANN have been spearheading the Norwegian underground black metal scene since their founding in 2001. Together with compatriots such as 1349, URGEHAL and others, the band remained true to the early spirit of the genre. Their brand new full-length Vertigo sees KOLDBRANN drawing deep from their cold, raw black roots, while simultaneously exploring new, vintage sonic territory.

Vertigo is available for streaming in it’s entirety at the official KOLDBRANN Bandcamp page. and can be ordered at the Season of Mist e-shop. The album is available on CD, and as a strictly limited edition gate-fold double LP in black and transparent vinyl.

KOLDBRANN’s first music video from Vertigo, Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott, can be viewed here.

To hear tunes from KOLDBRANN’s Vertigo album on The Welding Room, send Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com

Updated KOLDBRANN news and tour updates will be made available via the Season of Mist website, and KOLDBRANN website and Facebook page.

SCALE THE SUMMIT Post Additional Behind The Scenes Footage

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their highly anticipated fourth album, The Migration, on June 11, shortly after the start of their upcoming tour with Intronaut. The album was recorded earlier this year at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today).

The Migration marks the recording debut of new bassist Mark Michell. A behind-the-scenes look at the tracking of his bass guitar parts for the album, which features snippets of several new tracks, can be seen on Bass Musician Magazine by clicking HERE.

Additionally, SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently hosting a raffle sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EMG Pickups and Ernie Ball. You can purchase a $1 ticket directly from www.scalethesummitstore.com to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize of a brand new Jackson SLAT-7 guitar; a first-place prize consisting of a set of EMG pickups; a second-place prize of 12 packs of Ernie Ball strings; and a third-place prize of three SCALE THE SUMMIT t-shirts. A video drawing announcing the winners will be posted on the band’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/scalethesummit) on May 9.

Based in Houston, SCALE THE SUMMIT have released three acclaimed albums to date and toured in recent years with a who’s who of modern progressive metal, from legends such as Dream Theater, Cynic and Devin Townsend to next-generation heroes like Between The Buried And Me, Periphery and Protest The Hero.

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live here:
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4*
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar%
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle
% with Castle

Make sure to subscribe to the band’s YouTube for more exclusive videos:
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AMARANTHE Top iTunes Metal Chart

Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus, last week to great success. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1. Additionally, the band can reveal that they are positioned at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart.

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“To finally have a proper release in the USA is awesome in itself, but to see it hit number ONE on the iTunes metal charts is mindblowing! We just recently learned that we are at #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker charts, which is a really good indication for things to come as well,” states guitarist and keyboardist Olof Mörck.

“Right now we are looking at every possible opportunity to come back to the US and perform over there again, our first and only show at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta was a great experience indeed! So watch out, as THE NEXUS live machine will hit American shores this year!”

AMARANTHE’s new music video for The Nexus racked up OVER 1.4 MILLION views since its release on January 25. The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).

AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

www.amaranthe.se

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CHAOSTAR Debut New Song

Neoclassical outfit CHAOSTAR, the worldly musical project of SEPTICFLESH main-man Christos Antoniou, debuted a new song off of their forthcoming record, Anonima. The track, Truth Will Prevail is streaming now at here.

CHAOSTAR (Antoniou – instruments, composition, Androniki Skoula – vocals, Fotis Benardo – percussion, George Diamantopoulos – traditional instruments, Charalampos Paritsis – electric violin, and John Thermos – synths) is born out of Antoniou’s love of both classical and challenging music. The projects influence ranges from the aforementioned neoclassical works, to ancient Byzantine and Far Eastern sounds, and covers a wide range of soundscapes, languages, and vocals. This truly worldly project is fronted by the amazing Androniki Skoula and features guest vocal appearances by David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) and Fernando Ribeiro (MOONSPELL).

The first pressing of Anomima will be a limited edition, deluxe double digipack that will include a one-hour bonus DVD entitled Anomimata as well as an exclusive bonus track titled Canticles 2. Anomima will see release on May 28 in North America (May 10 in Europe and the rest of the world). Pre-orders are now available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Anomima tracklisting:

1. 間 (MA)
2. Un pensiero per il destino
3. Sorrow Descending
4. Medea
5. Dilate the Time
6. Les réminiscences extatiques
7. Truth Will Prevail
8. Όμορφη κόρη
9. The Charmer
10. L’idée fixe
11. Misery’s King

Updated CHAOSTAR news available at the Season of Mist website and Facebook page, and CHAOSTAR Facebook page.

 

Scion A/V Releases Free Split EP Featuring EARTHLESS and WHITE HILLS

Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming released a special two track, 20 minute EP featuring the heavy sounds of San Diego cosmonauts EARTHLESS and Brooklyn astral rockers WHITE HILLS. Recorded in November, 2012 at the world famous Roxy in Hollywood as part of the Scion-presented Roadburn Records label showcase (that also featured Enslaved and Astra), the free EP features EARTHLESS performing the stargazing track Red and WHITE HILLS delivering the boundless cut Under Skin Or By Name. The EP is available as a free download now at ScionAV.com.

“Roadburn is an influential rock festival that is well respected internationally,” comments Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotion for Scion. “We love what they do and wanted to be the first to bring Roadburn to the U.S.”

EARTHLESS was formed in 1991 by Mario Rubalcaba, Isaiah Mitchell and Mike Eginton with the desire to create music incorporating a wide array of influences ranging from diverse bands (from Flower Travelin’ Band, Jimi Hendrix and Hawkwind to The Birthday Party, Can and Rory Gallagher, to name a few) re-imagined and born to stand on its own. Described by Rubalcaba as a “heavy, loud, sonic mind melt,” the music of EARTHLESS features epic instrumental passages that have solidified the California trio as one of the must-see heavy psych rock bands on the planet today.

WHITE HILLS is guitarist Dave W., bassist Ego Sensation and drummer Nick Name. The New York group twists beauteous, brain-tenderizing riffs into tight spirals of sound that succeed through sheer momentum. Paying just as close attention to the quiet moments as the raging ones, WHITE HILLS’ songs are a push-pull between churning and floating, abandon and control. The end result is invigorating deep space rock that’s built to be performed (and experienced) live.

EARTHLESS/WHITE HILLS split EP track listing:

1.) EARTHLESS Red (12:31)
2.) WHITE HILLS Under Skin Or By Name (7:38)

Check out all of the exclusive new premieres from Scion A/V and Roadburn Records:

– The Obelisk: Scion A/V chats with Roadburn Records (see HERE).

Guitar World: ENSLAVED Guitarists Discuss the Evolution of Their Black Metal Band (see HERE).

– AOL Noisecreep: EARTHLESS: San Diego Psychedelic Masters Return (EARTHLESS Video Premiere + Free Song Exclusive)

Brooklyn Vegan: White Hills and Earthless share split Live EP (WHITE HILLS Video Premiere + Free Song Exclusive)
About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.