BOMBUS Premiere New Video

Los Angeles, CA – Gothenburg‘s metal bastards BOMBUS have completed their second blistering video for their Century Media debut albumTHE POET AND THE PARROT. The video for “Enter The Night” was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band’s artwork and shows the detailed love that Ulf took to create this work of art.

Bombus cover

The band has teamed up with METAL HAMMER (UK) to premiere the video. Check it out here: www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/the-new-bombus-video-is-pretty-freaky/

Here is what BOMBUS had to say about the video:

“Enter the Night is, obviously since we’re using it as a video track, one of our favorites on the album. The song pretty much sums up what we’re about as it starts out as an aggressive rocker and ends on a more barren note. Behind the video is ex BOMBUS bass player Ulf – who totally has outdone himself with this video – where he lets BOMBUS enter and travel through his version of the night. Enjoy and buckle up!” – BOMBUS

THE POET AND THE PARROT will be in stores September 17 and will be available as a limited edition Digipak with 2 additional bonus tracks, as a standard CD and as a gatefold vinyl (180 gram on black or dark green wax).

For Pre-order, please head over to www.cmdistro.com/bombus

BOMBUS online:

http://www.bombusmusic.com  

http://www.facebook.com/bombusmusic

http://www.myspace.com/bombusmusic

 

SKELETONWITCH Free Download!

Currently celebrating 10 years of blackened metal, SKELETONWITCH are proud to finally unveil details about their most venomous release yet — “Serpents Unleashed,” set for an Oct. 29 release in North America (Oct. 28 EU/UK, Oct. 25 Germany). The album — the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed, Billboard-charting “Forever Abomination” — was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire), who expertly channeled the band’s colossal live sound into 11 blasts of abominable, frosty fire.

Today, new track “Burned From Bone” — which the band debuted earlier this year during a headlining set at Pitchfork’s “Show No Mercy” showcase at South By Southwest — is available now as a free* download by texting SERPENTS to 24587, and behind-the-scenes studio footage of the band recording the track at GodCity can be seen on YouTube or below:

Watch the Video

The track listing for “Serpents Unleashed” — which features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), returning to the ‘WITCH fold for the first time since 2007’s “Beyond The Permafrost” — is as follows:

1. Serpents Unleashed

2. Beneath Dead Leaves

3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)

4. From a Cloudless Sky

5. Burned From Bone

6. Unending, Everliving

7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands

8. This Evil Embrace

9. Unwept

10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine

11. More Cruel Than Weak

Pre-order “Serpents Unleashed” digitally via Bandcamp now or physically on CD, audio cassette, three different 180-gram LP variants (black, clear or red) and a limited-edition 7-inch collector’s box via www.skeletonwitch.com. Also available for pre-order now is a new vinyl pressing of “Beyond The Permafrost,” which is back in print on 180-gram black vinyl as well as a new 180-gram clear vinyl variant.

Over the past decade, SKELETONWITCH has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with a who’s who of modern heavy metal and performed at some of the genre’s largest festivals (Wacken, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Ozzfest, Tuska, Bloodstock), in the process gaining a dedicated legion of fans on both sides of the stage. The band recently completed a successful run of high-profile dates opening for Sweden’s Ghost B.C., a group they will again perform alongside this fall. Additional fall tour dates will be announced later this week.

SKELETONWITCH on tour:

10/4   Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre #

10/7   Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #

10/14 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #

# with Ghost B.C.

For up-to-date information on the band, please visit:

www.skeletonwitch.com

facebook.com/skeletonwitchmetal

twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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InsideOut Music 20th Anniversary Prog Fest

InsideOut Music HeaderTo celebrate InsideOut’s 20th Anniversary, Spock’s Beard, Jolly & Randy George Band have teamed up to bring you two of the biggest nights in Progressive Rock

On August 21st, the lineup will be taking the stage at LA’s famous Whiskey A-Go-Go located on the Sunset Strip. The following night, the trifecta of Prog will do it again in San Diego at Brick By Brick! Tickets for both shows can be found here:

http://www.stairwaypress.com/bookstore/a-progtastic-extravaganza/

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.insideoutshop.de

Free InsideOutMusic digital sampler:

www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/freesampler

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OCEANO Stream New Single

Los Angeles, CA – First breathing life in 2006, OCEANO first emerged onto the extreme metal scene via the Chicago underground. The band quickly established an intense work ethic and set their sights on being one of the loudest, angriest and most intense bands around. After a few member changes and some slight adjustments to their sound, OCEANO are now set to release their third album, INCISIONS on October 1, 2013.

OCEANO COVER

OCEANO release first single “Slow Murder” from the album INCISIONS
In stores October 1

The first single from INCISIONS is the heavy electronic metal song, “Slow Murder.” Listen now: http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/song_premiere_oceano_incisions

For OCEANO, Incisions is essentially the first of their albums to be approached lyrically on an emotional and personal level. Its purpose lyrically and musically is to expel the stress and inner demons of their time between albums.

“We invested a lot of time and effort in the writing, production, and recording of Incisions. This is our most focused work to date and we are proud and excited to share it with the world” – Oceano comments

Official track listing:

1. ETERNAL WASTELAND

2. SLOW MURDER

3. SLAVE OF CORPOROTOCRACY

4. INTERNAL WAR

5. SELF EXPLOITED WHORE

6. NEW AGE APOPHIS

7. EMBRACE NOTHINGNESS

8. INCISIONS

9. BLASPHEMOUS MASK

10. SEVERED APPENDAGES

11. DISSEVERANCE

12. THE RECLAIMATION

OCEANO online:

www.facebook.com/OceanoMetal

www.twitter.com/oceanometal

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SHINING Announces North American Tour Dates

Norwegian industrial jazz-metalists SHINING are excited to announce dates for a headlining North American tour this fall, including the group’s first-ever performances in Canada. This marks the group’s first North American activity since an acclaimed set at a South By Southwest in 2012. Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Front man Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement:

“It’s about f**king time we come over to the States’ has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It’s going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don’t want to miss!”

SHINING released the completion of their avant-garde “Blackjazz” trilogy, “One One One,” via Prosthetic Records earlier this year. Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (A7X, Deftones, Ministry), the album was described as “a corrosive and creative hybrid of industrial vocals and beats, jazz signatures and black metal aesthetics” by Noisey while being likened to Nine Inch Nails and King Crimson by Pitchfork due to its “throbbing electronics.”

See/hear for yourself in their sci-fi influenced music video for the single “I Won’t Forget” HERE.

Come see SHINING live at one of the dates below, including their upcoming European tour with The Ocean:
9/17     Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
9/18     Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
9/19     Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
9/20     Chicago, IL  – Bottom Lounge
9/23     Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
9/25     Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
9/26     San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/28     Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
10/25   Rennes, FR – Garmonbozia Festival
10/29   Hamburg, DE – Logo ^
10/30   Rotterdam, NL – Patronaat ^
 10/31   Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg ^
11/01   London, UK – The Garage ^
11/02   Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/03   Paris, FR – Divan Du Monde ^
 11/05   Barcelona, ES – Apolo 2 ^
11/06   Madrid, ES – Caracol ^
11/07   Porto, PL – Hard Club ^
11/09   Turin, IT – Audiodrome ^
11/10   Rome, IT – Traffic ^
11/11   Ljubljana, SL – Gala Hala ^
11/12   Munich, DE – Backstage Club ^
11/13   Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus ^
11/14   Belfort, FR – La Poudriere ^
11/15   Essen, DE – Zeche Carl ^
11/17   Berlin, DE – Lido ^
12/28   Speyer, DE- Satan’s Convention ^ with The Ocean, Hacride, Tides of Nebula
Grab your copy of “One One One” today:

TYR Release New Single

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17th in North America, and September 13th/16th in Europe/UK. After having unveiled the opening track on the album, the band has launched the second track, “Mare of My Night.” Stream the song new HERE.

 Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson comments:

Mare Of My Night was by far the most difficult song on the album to write, music wise. What I usually do is work on a basic idea, a melody with a chord progression. I make variations over the basic idea and then I pick out the best variations for the respective parts of the song, verse, chorus etc. For this one I had more variations than ever before and I made more versions of this song that I’ve ever done before, so it was very difficult to choose. I’m still not sure I made the best possible song, which is not a satisfying feeling at all. But there you have it.

As for the text, once I went to work on it, it was written in a day or two, in the evenings during studio time. I had the title and the story line long in advance. It’s based on the mare from folklore, the human-like creature that lies on top of you, riding you, causing bad dreams. As in nightmare, riding like a mare etc. Our anonymous viking, the protagonist of the story, finds in this song that his earthly woman has gone from being a goddess to being nightmare. It is also the most sexually explicit piece of lyric I have written so far.”

For Valkyrja, TýR collaborated with Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. Along with Hansen, the band recruited acclaimed drummer George Kollias to act as studio drummer and Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine joined vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen for a vocal duet on “The Lay of Our Love.”

The opening track to the album, “Blood of Heroes,” is streaming now at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include TýR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

About Valkyjra:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

TÝR
08/10 Klaksvik, FO Summarfestivalurin
Tour w/ Finntroll
09/06 Haugesund, NO Byscenen
09/08 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
09/09 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
09/10 Nürnberg. DE Hirsch
09/11 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
09/12 Krakow, PL Kwadrat
09/13 Budapest, HU Club 202
09/14 Brasov, RO Rockstadt
09/15 Bukarest, RO Silver Church
09/17 Zagreb, HRV Mochvara
09/18 Wien, AT Szene
09/19 Prag, CZ Nova Chmelnice
09/21 Bochum, DE Matrix
09/22 Augsburg, DE Kantine
09/23 Wörgl, AT Komma
09/24 Milano, IT R’n’R Arena
09/25 Pratteln, CH Z7
09/26 Aschaffenburg, DE Colos-Saal
09/27 Speyer, DE Halle 101
09/28 Jena, DE F-Haus
09/29 Brugge, BE Factor
09/30 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/01 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
10/02 Manchester, UK NQ Live
10/03 Dublin, IE The Pint
10/04 Bilston, UK Robin 2
10/05 London, UK The Garage
10/06 Lille, FR Le Splendid
10/08 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/09 Lyon, FR La Salle Du Kao
10/10 Geneve, CH L’Usine
10/11 Istres, FR L’Usine
10/12 Skien, NO 1001 Watt Festival * Headlining
10/13 Madrid, ES Rockkitchen/ Caracol
10/14 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini

Keep up to date with TÝR at the following locations:
http://www.tyr.fo/
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband