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CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC To Release DARK QUARTERER’s ‘Ithaca’ On Vinyl LP Format In September

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Quarterer - Ithaca - promo vinyl album cover pic - 2015

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is proud to announce the vinyl LP release of DARK QUARTERER‘s new album Ithaca. The target date for release is September 19th. The album was released on April 25th on CD by Metal on Metal Records, to much acclaim.

Mastered specifically for vinyl format, the release will include two exclusive 2010, live bonus tracks that were specifically chosen by the band for their quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic “War Tears.”  This version of the track is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi  particularly passionate. The second  is the long, touching piece “Deep Wake,” another song that shows Dark Quarterer’s incredible skills. In addition to over 70 minutes of stellar, progressive metal music, this deluxe DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD EDITION will also include a 4-page booklet with lyrics and a download card.

Ithaca is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used  Odysseus’s travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it’s a mix of ’80s epic heavy metal with ’70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.

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1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
4. Escape
5. Nostalgia
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight
8. Peace
9. War Tears (live)*
10. Deep Wake (live) *

*Vinyl-only bonus track

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/DarkQuarterer

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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SIMULACRUM – Reveals Album Cover, Tracklist and Release Date!

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Fans of progressive metal are offered a real treat when Simulacrum release their new concept album, Sky Divided through Inverse Records on the 28th of August 2015. The artwork is by Jan Yrlund, who has worked with such artists as Manowar, Stratovarius & Sirenia and the cover portrays the post-apocalyptic mood of the album’s title track. The album is a hefty 62 minutes long and the track list is as follows:

  1. Timelapse (02:50)
  2. Behind The Belt Of Orion (05:32)
  3. Broken (05:51)
  4. Embrace The Animal Within (05:00)
  5. Deep In The Trenches (05:25)
  6. The Abomination (10:57)
  7. Sky Divided (05:50)
  8. Enter Hyperion (06:01)
  9. A New Beginning (14:19)

To support the album, Simulacrum has tons of material packed away and it will be released every couple of weeks through the band’s website, social media and webzines. There will be two big budget music videos, multicam live video recordings from Turku Klubi, a teaser of the songs and making-of video snippets. Follow the band at www.simulacrum.fi and www.facebook.com/simulacrumofficial.

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Source: Inverse Music Group

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KINGCROW – Issues Info And Artwork For “Eidos”; Sixth Album Nearing Late Spring Release Via Sensory Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on April 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, prepares to release KINGCROW‘s sixth full-length studio recording, Eidos, the album’s cover artwork, track listing and additional details have been revealed.

Following the success of their In Crescendo album released through Sensory in February 2014, Rome, Italy based progressive metal sextet, KINGCROW, returns with Eidos, a conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. As their Phlegethon album dealt with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth, Eidos can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life. Musically it sees the band exploring new territories and pushing the extremes of its complex soundscape with a darker atmosphere and a more progressive attitude.

Eidos was recorded at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, with the production handled by Diego Cafolla and Thundra Cafolla. Several guest appearances help create the album’s new atmospheres, including saxophone provided by Stefania Bentivoglio on the track, “Slow Down,” and piano by Fred Colombo of Spheric Universe Experience for the track, “The Deeper Divide.” Mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, the stunning production of the album is matched by visionary artwork by Cristian Nastasi/Devilnax. With over an hour of new material, Eidos is the next logical progression in the evolution of KINGCROW, and will open the next doorway for whatever lies ahead.

Eidos – Track Listing:

  1. The Moth
  2. Adrift
  3. Slow Down
  4. Open Sky
  5. Fading Out Pt. IV
  6. The Deeper Divide
  7. On The Barren Ground
  8. At The Same Pace
  9. Eidos
  10. If Only

Sensory Records, who also released KINGCROW‘s In Crescendo album, will unveil Eidos worldwide on June 23rd. Music from the album and new tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Source: Earsplit PR

http://www.kingcrow.it

http://www.facebook.com/Kingcrowband

http://twitter.com/kingcrowband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com/labels/sensory-records

http://www.facebook.com/TheLasersEdge

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French Occult Rockers Akasava Announce Debut EP “Strange Aeons”

Posted in Metal, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Akasava, new faces to the occult-psych metal scene, will release their début ritual EP Strange Aeons in the late spring of 2015. The French have a pedigree in music almost as notable as their taste in film. So when one draws from the other, you can be sure the atmosphere is electric. Make no mistake, occult rockers Akasava pick their influences well: the playful surrealism of Jean Rollin (The Shiver of the Vampires/The Nude Vampire) meets the 70s horror of Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos/Exorcism). Musically speaking, Akasava also draw from that hazy era of psych and prog in the 60s and 70s. Extraordinary bands ahead of their time, such as 13th Floor Elevators, Jacula and Devil Doll, clash with more modern acts like Blood Ceremony, Purson and Kadavar.

Despite adoring this occult and ancient sound, Akasava are as fresh-faced as they come: they formed in July 2014, four highly motivated souls finding much common ground, and quickly joining forces to jam out the creativity within them. Now, less than a year later, an EP is coming to light. Entitled Strange Aeons, it’s as much an homage to that era as it is pushing the sound forward in new and intriguing directions.

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Akasava Are:

Louis Hauguel – Vocals, Lyrics
Arnold Lucas – Guitars, Organ
Amélie Gavalda – Bass Guitar
David Touroul – Drums

Digital release is set for late Spring, while a single is scheduled for March.

Bands Links:


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/akasavaofficial

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5kNHITAE4VeS72p42CTREQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Akasava_band


Dewar PR Links
:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cdewarpr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewarpr

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Source: Dewar PR

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Drummer Sean Lang Offers FREE DOWNLOAD Of ‘Dyatlov’ From Prog Metal Project SEVEN YEAR STORM

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Seven Year Storm, the Vancouver-based instrumental Progressive Metal band created by freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang with added support from guitar-wizard and good friend Dean Lamb (Archspire) is offering fans a FREE song download of ‘Dyatlov’ from ‘Aion I’, the first of two EPs set for release in 2015.

“This is the first single off of ‘Aion I’, entitled “Dyatlov.” It features Dean Lamb of Archspire on lead guitar and I’m proud to finally release it. I’m making it available for free, so please share it around! ‘Aion I’ drops February 24th.”

FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Dyatlov’ – 

https://sevenyearstorm.bandcamp.com/track/dyatlov-single

Pre-order for a limited edition CD here.

To watch a teaser video for ‘Aion I’, please visit the following link here or watch below:

Seven Year Storm - Aion I promo cover pic - #2015SYSMO

Track Listing: Aion I

 Morphogenesis 4:58

 Dyatlov 4:28

 Virtue 4:30

 Nazca Lines 5:23

 Blue Car Syndrome 6:47

 EP Length: 26:08

ABOUT:

Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends whom heard his material to take his creativity to the next level.

The outcome is Seven Year Storm, which showcases Lang’s unique sound, music arrangements written entirely by him plus guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire) whom handles all of the mind-bending guitar leads and solos. Everything comes together into songs that are tight and heavy, melodic and groovy, technical yet memorable.

To get these works of art off the studio floor, Lang launched an Indiegogo campaign (video can be viewed here) to raise the necessary investment to complete the first collection of songs, which will be released in 2015 as two EPs: Aion I and Aion II.

For more info, please visit the following link: www.seanlang.com.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

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Progressive Metallers id. Streaming EP Title Track ‘Sagittarius A'; EP Due Out February 10th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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With songwriting that is a progressive, heavy and catharsis, Vancouver, BC’s id. is a multi-layered metal force. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theory on the levels of the human psyche, the band’s front line introduction of their subconscious tendencies is unleashed in their debut EP ‘Sagittarius A’ due out Feb 10, 2014.

Song Stream – Sagittarius A – http://idmusic9.bandcamp.com/album/sagittarius-a

Written by guitarist Alex Dubreuil with words backed by Jason Pennington, the EP touches on topics such as inner struggle, world views, self-awareness to what’s beyond in outer space.

“We want people to connect with our message and enjoy the diversity of our sound. The music has evolved from quite unstructured abstract ideas to come around to find a comfort zone with no borders.” comments vocalist Jason Pennington.

Employing a style that is different compared to other progressive bands, id. transcend genres in their four track debut, which features Vancouver Metal scene veterans lyricist and vocalist Jason Pennington (Makaria), drummer Kris DeBoer (Grudge, Infernal Majesty, Artep), rhythm guitarist Tyson Araszewski (AutumnEx) and guitarist Alex Dubreuil (My Own Chaos) who also does bass on the EP.

With more songs in their arsenal for a full length to follow their EP and influenced by bands such as Opeth, Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Gojira, and Augury, id is sharing with metallers what’s to come as they push forward to put themselves on the map.

id. - sagittarius a - promo single cover pic - #2015id

Band Fact: The story behind the EP Title: ‘Sagittarius A’ is the name of the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The idea comes from a fundamental belief in a scientific world view, free of religious influence and tyranny. It outlines how people are susceptible to believe things without evidence if it appeals to their vanity, as opposed to being presented with evidence and being able to accept something that is inherently contradictory to their intuition.

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Track Listing – id. – Sagittarius A

  1. The Greatest Secret Never Told (3:58)
  2. Humanity’s Cry (5:36)
  3. id.entity (6:01)
  4. Sagittarius A (5:57)

EP Length: 21:34

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on id., click below:

Facebook | Bandcamp

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Long Live Metal.

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ENSLAVED – NEW ALBUM “IN TIMES” DETAILS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Metal, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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‘IN TIMES’ will be the title of the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. Hand-painted artwork is by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal. The album will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America).

ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson shares the following about the band’s latest creation:

“I was so deep into the songs and ideas for such a long time (or have my head so far up my own a**, if you prefer more direct language) that it is hard to have any ‘opinions’ about them that is anything else than the high-flying mumbo-jumbo of the introvert song-smith. The songs are extensions of my inner and outer life, the thoughts I am aware of having, as well as those that lie too deep to register in everyday consciousness. The songs are the resounds of grandiose altered states and mundane tiny micro-events. In addition, they are, of course, also the result of inspiration from other music and art. I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle. It simply sounds inspired.”

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The track listing for IN TIMES is:

01 – Thurisaz Dreaming

02 – Building With Fire

03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain

04 – Nauthir Bleeding

05 – In Times

06 – Daylight

The new album’s total running time is fifty-three minutes.

Main recordings for In Times took place at Duper Studios to Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings sessions at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios. Additional experimentation and sonic exploration was conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where a mobile studio recorded additional sounds.

IN TIMES was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

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Source: Enslaved Facebook

* For more info on ENSLAVED:

www.facebook.com/enslaved

www.twitter.com/enslavedband

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