BREA Unveil New Music Video

Oklahoma City’s collective of progressive/stoner metal alchemists Brea have just released a new music video for their song Redemption.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se20JGYdcBQ

The video was directed by Mike Walsh and Jon Shahan, and supports the Redemption 2.0 single, a re-recording of a song previously featured on the band’s 2013 album, Guests Among Clouds.
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Brea is slated to begin work with Josh Newell (Intronaut, In This Moment, Linkin Park) on the followup to GAC in 2014.
“We’re pretty stoked,” says vocalist/guitarist Russ Brownfield.
“We have so many cool new ideas and we can’t wait to share them with the growing number of people following us.”

For more on the Brea, visit www.breaband.com

RIVERS OF NIHIL Announce Debut Full Length

Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil have completed work on their debut full length album, “The Conscious Seed of Light.” The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan.

 Guitarist Brody Uttley said,

“Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.”

Artwork for the band’s debut full-length was handled by famed cover artist, Dan Seagrave, whose portfolio includes covers for Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation, and Decrepit Birth. RIVERS OF NIHIL ended up sending a brief treatment of the record that included a description of the album with song titles, a few lyrics, etc. to a number of artists the band admires. Every one of the artists seemed interested to a degree; however, it was Dan Seagrave who really seemed like he understood and appreciated what it was the band was going for.

And as Brody says,

“he really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn’t need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL announce debut full length album “The Conscious Seed of Light”
On tour now with Wretched, Abiotic, Allegaeon

“The Conscious Seed of Light” will be released in North America on October 15th. New music, pre-orders, and video content will be released within the next few weeks. Updates will be made available at metalblade.com and on the band’s facebook page, facebook.com/riversofnihil.

Born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, RIVERS OF NIHIL are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Formed in 2009 the modern progressive death metal quintet’s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession, and Decapitated, to name a few.

“The Conscious Seed of Light” track listing:
1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
Jake Dieffenbach – vocals
Ron Nelson -mdrums
Jon Kunz – guitars
Adam Biggs – bass/vocals
Brody Uttley – guitars

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched
08/15 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
08/16 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater – Studio B
08/18 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
08/19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/ In
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 St Paul, MN Station 4
10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

THE CUSTODIAN Sign With Lasers Edge Records

THE CUSTODIAN is the UK’s newest and most exciting progressive rock band. Formed in late 2012, the band is already primed to release their debut offering Necessary Wasted Time June 18 via The Lasers Edge.

The band is lead by British musician Richard Thomson, better known as the vocalist of progressive metal group Xerath. The project was initially started in a bedroom in Warwickshire and has now, after several years of lying dormant due to other commitments, become a fully fledged band ready to take the prog rock world by storm.

Thomson, commented on the band’s signing to The Lasers Edge:

“We are extremely proud to be joining The Lasers Edge family. Not only is their roster exceptional but working with Ken and the team has been a superb experience for us. They take huge pride in what they do and more importantly the enthusiasm they have for the development of their bands is fantastic. We look forward to making some great music with them and bringing it out on the road as soon as possible!”

Label head Ken Golden explained how the signing of THE CUSTODIAN came about:

“An unexpected e-mail from a mysterious band named THE CUSTODIAN caught my attention. I started to listen to their debut album Necessary Wasted Time… and I kept listening… and listening. In short I became addicted. Rich Thomson and crew are creating the type of forward thinking music that helps define the fabric of The Laser’s Edge. I’m very excited to present THE CUSTODIAN to a worldwide audience.”

The band takes influence not only from prog rock, but anything and everything else that fits. Expect lots of beautiful acoustic passages, warm synth, tasteful leads, complex drumming and great production.

The album was recorded by the band in their home studio, mixed by Danish producer Jacob Hansen and mastered by Bob Katz. The artwork was created by British artist Colin Marks of Rainsong design.

THE CUSTODIAN:
Richard Thomson: Drums, Vocals, Synth
Michael Pitman: Bass, Vocals
Owain Williams: Lead Guitar
Nariman Poushin: Electro Acoustic Guitar

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheCustodians
https://twitter.com/TheCustodianUK
http://www.lasersedgegroup.com/

 

DISPERSE Offer Free Download, Announce Contest

Progressive metal outfit DISPERSE are offering a free download of the track Profane the Ground, off of their Season of Mist debut, Living Mirrors. The free download is available now on the DISPERSE Bandcamp page

Additionally, the band announced a Profane the Ground lyric video contest. They’re looking for fan created and submitted lyric videos to post to their official Facebook Page up until April 15. Winners will be chosen by the band, two runner up’s will receive DISPERSE prize packs. The grand prize winner will receive both the DISPERSE prize pack, as well as a massive Season of Mist prize pack.

Their first music video, for the track Enigma of Abode is available for viewing here

DISPERSE’ Season of Mist debut Living Mirrors sees the band creating instantly memorable songs that balance amazing technical skills with elegance and passion. The dynamic quartet make it all look easy as they inject their own style into a modern take on intelligent, progressive metal and rock. The album is streaming in full here.

Living Mirrors is available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

 

QUEENSRYCHE – Live In Toronto, Ay!

Greetings Canadia!
Now you can never claim The Welding Room doesn’t like you. The same can be said for the concert promoters & such mentioned below as well.

If that doesn’t convince you, TWR Radio is based in the very same American state that gave you James van Riemsdyk (not PA, New Jersey!)

You’re welcome. Now read on…

Chances like this just don’t come around every day, but here it is, folks, your opportunity to see one of the greatest prog metal bands in the world performing live.

Thanks to S&S Promotions, Black Moon Entertainment and The Rockpile, the one and only Queensrÿche will be playing The Phoenix on Thursday, March 7, so get those horns ready for a night of unbeatable metal.

First bursting onto the music scene in 1982, Queensrÿche quickly skyrocketed through the charts, transforming itself from a small American band into world-renowned, Grammy-nominated metal royalty, touring the world to sold out audiences and putting out hit album after hit album.

Supporting the metal heavyweights will be War Machine, Three Quarter Stone, J’Nai and Third Dynasty, making this one adrenaline-filled, kick-in-the-mouth, fists-in-the-air show.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Venue: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street

Cost: $42.50 Adv. / $50 Door

Advance tickets: www.ticketweb.ca (click here)

Also On Sale: Rotate This (801 Queen st west)

The Rockpile (5555a Dundas st west )

Facebook Event link

WAR MACHINE – www.facebook.com/WarmachineCAN

THREE QUARTER STONE – www.facebook.com/threequarterstone

J’NAI – www.facebook.com/jnaitunes

THIRD DYNASTY – www.facebook.com/thirddynastymusic

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WALK AS CHAOS Unleash New Music Video

Walk As Chaos, the new extreme progressive metal collaboration from Alan Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Enditol) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Out of Your Mouth, Autobody) are proud to unleash a new music video in support of their first single Impasse.

WALK AS CHAOS – Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (left) & Alan Sacha Laskow

Directed by one of Alberta‘s leading independent music video directors, Doug Cook, the video incorporates various film making techniques like old school stop-motion photography, computer graphic elements mixed with live action along with fantastic set and costume design to bring Impasse to the visual forefront.

“We are super excited about our new music video for Impasse. Doug Cook (director) went the extra mile and we are proud to say we feel it sticks out as being modern & inventive – just like our music. When we started talking about how to bring the song into the visual realm, Doug decided the backdrop should be a futuristic world made up of lines that had a difficult time connecting with each other, like a maze. He also wanted to put Jerrod and I into situations that showcased our collaboration (singer/engineer) but also the frustration one can be faced with when being at a impasse, whether is be Man vs. Man, Man vs. Tech and Man vs. Nature, etc” comments Laskow.

WALK AS CHAOS – Impasse

 

About:

Two musical comrades from the northern wasteland collaborate to create a unique hybrid between true Progressive and Extreme Metal leanings. All instrumentation is programmed and played by MIDI except the guitar and vocals. Think Cynic and Animals as Leaders meeting Meshuggah and Decapitated and you’re getting there.

A continuation of ENDITOL with a fresh start and new name, WAC is essentially a playground for their minds to unleash whatever they feel like and put down to ‘tape’, just pure expression and an honest attempt to communicate.

For more info on Walk As Chaos, visit these links.

www.walkaschaos.com

https://www.facebook.com/walkaschaos

https://soundcloud.com/walkaschaos

For more info on Doug Cook, visit these links.

www.dougcook.ca

Doug Cook Bio: http://www.dougcook.ca/cook/

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TELLUS REQUIEM New Album Out Today

TELLUS REQUIEUM’s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) was released today on Nightmare Records/Sony/RED. Get an exclusive first listen HERE. The album is also available on CD and Digital Download.

TELLUS REQUIEM hails from Norway, bringing to the world a rich Scandinavian blend of Progressive Power Metal that combines the bands musings and many different styles of music into a heavy alloy of epic and majestic technical metal. TELLUS REQUIEM have delivered their breathtaking sophomore album Invictus (The 11th Hour).

TELLUS REQUIEM means; “The earth’s death mass.” TELLUS being Latin for The Earth, REQUIEM being the last composition a composer writes before they died. The main theme of the bands musings is about worlds shattering. This can either be global, personal, fictional or literary. Leaving it open to interpretation.

Lineup: 

Ben Rodgers – Vocals

Vidar Lehmann – Drums

Stig Nergård – Guitars

Ivar Hagen Bøe – Bass

Anders Sundbø – Keys 

For More Info Visit:
http://www.tellusrequiem.com
http://www.facebook.com/tellusrequiem
http://www.nightmarerecords.com

 

New AEON ZEN Song Streaming

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma,which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks. The album will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. It is available for pre-order on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

The band recently unveiled another track. Listen to Downfall HERE.

The video for the song Divinity can be seen HERE.

Four years after their formation and having released two albums, AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, and is set to push AEON ZEN’s sound to new limits, from early influences of the likes of Dream Theater, Metallica and Opeth, to creating their own unique sound and identity.

AEON ZEN are:

Rich Hinks – Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Andi Kravljaca – Vocals

Matt Shepherd – Guitar

Shaz – Keyboards

Steve Burton – Drums

Enigma features guest vocals by:

Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)

Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)

Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.aeonzen.com/

http://www.facebook.com/aeonzen

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/NightmareRecords?fref=ts

DISPERSE Prepare To Release New Album

 

Upcoming release: "Living Mirrors"

 

Living Mirrors is the title of Polish prog rockers DISPERSE’s new album, scheduled to hit the stores on February 15 (February 19 in North America).

Album details are as follows:

DISPERSE have been the buzz topic within progressive circles worldwide since the release of debut album Journey through the Hidden Gardens. Their sophomore full-length displays amazing technical skills serving a surprisingly mature and confident songwriting. Although their roots ranging from PINK FLOYD via DREAM THEATER to CYNIC are clearly shining through, DISPERSE have found their own elegant style, injecting fresh momentum into Progressive Rock and Metal.

Axis Of Metal Free Download

After the tremendous out pouring of support for volume 1, you, the Axis Of Metal community have spoken loud and clear and they’ve answered the call, and countered with Volume 2. Volume 2 features more emerging artists, and is more encompassing of the metal world than the previous release.

Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

They’ve loaded their heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers.

If you’re wondering who crafted the sublime cover art, Axis Of Metal’s good friend Kartigan has stepped up to the plate and donated his time, effort, and patience and delivered the goods. If your band needs any sort of artwork, please don’t hesitate to contact him at: contact@axisofmetal.com and they can put both parties into motion.

Axis Of The Underground is their way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp link below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana.

FREE DOWNLOAD – http://axisofmetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-axis-of-the-underground-vol-2

Axis Of The Underground Vol.2 Tracklisting:

1. Obduracy – Virtue And Vice
2. Razorwyre – Knights of Fire
3. Wings Denied – Clockwork
4. Desultor – Black Monday
5. Monsterworks – Freewill
6. Rusted Brain – Caught In The Fire
7. Scythia – Sailor’s Accolade
8. Symptom – Into the Scalding Spring
9. Eryn Non Dae – Hidden Lotus
10. Lich King – In The End, Devastation
11. Cultfinder – Archangel Burial
12. Derelict – Shackles Of Indoctrination
13. Infiltrator – Crush The False
14. Mares Of Thrace – The Gallwasp
15. Cryptopsy – Damned Draft Dodgers
16. Entropy – Encryption
17. Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds
18. Fatality – Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath – St. Covens Tavern
20. Adrenechrome – Titans Fall
21. Invective – Systemic
22. Dire Omen – Deserving Of Ash
23. Mortor – Under the Flag
24. Bushwhacker – Forest Lord
25. Abstract Violence – S.N.M.
26. Seprevation – Sea of Thoughts
27. Luna Azure – Meadows Of Spring

NOTE: ONCE FREE DOWNLOAD CREDITS RUN OUT, THE COMPILATION WILL BE UPLOADED TO A FILE HOSTING WEBSITE.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE PAY FOR THIS COMPILATION.

ONCE CREDITS RUN OUT, IT ASKS FOR PAYMENT.

DOWNLOAD THE COMPILATION IN 320K MP3 HERE OR HERE 

DO NOT PAY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE 

Source: http://axisofmetal.com/2012/12/axis-of-metal-is-proud-to-present-the-axis-of-the-underground-vol-2-compilation-album/

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