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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

Simulacrum - Sky Divided - promo cover pic - 2015 - #SMOIR0828

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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LONG LIVE METAL.

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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

Kingcrow - Eidos - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3326MO9

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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LONG LIVE KINGCROW.

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PERIPHERY PREMIERE “THE BAD THING” VIDEO VIA BILLBOARD; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS APRIL 25

Posted in experimental rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Periphery - Spencer Sotelo - promo pic - 2015 - #0417PMO

April 17, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Periphery, who are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums, premiere “The Bad Thing” video today via Billboard:

(http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6531885/periphery-the-bad-thing-video-exclusive).

Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the DC-based prog-metal outfit’s early 2015 tour. Drummer Matt Halpern explained to Billboard, “We thought that a live performance for ‘The Bad Thing’ video was a great way to show the intensity of the song and to show our direct expression of how it makes us feel on stage.”

Periphery released Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).

The band was on recent covers of Revolver and Outburn, who said, “Juggernaut… will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.” Metal Sucks called the releases “full-fledged masterpieces” and Rolling Stone dubbed the albums “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” saying it “features some of the band’s most accessible music.”

Periphery begins a new round of North American dates on April 25 at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla. The band joins up with In Flames and All That Remains for a month of dates with stops at Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma interwoven.

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April 26 Jacksonville, FL Rockville Festival
April 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 28 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
April 30 Birmingham, AL Zydeco *
May 1 Clarksville, TN The Warehouse *
May 2 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 3 Huntington, WV V Club *
May 4 Richmond, VA The National
May 6 Patchogue, NY The Emporium
May 7 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
May 8 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
May 9 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall *
May 10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
May 12 Quebec City, QC Imperial
May 13 London, ON London Music Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 15 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
May 17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 18 Reading, PA Reverb
May 20 Ft. Wayne, IN Yolo Event Center
May 21 Joliet, IL Mojoes
May 22 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
May 23 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

July 16 Viveiro, Spain Resurrection Fest

August 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Mtl

* – Periphery headlining date

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Markeing

* For more info on PERIPHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/peripheryband

http://www.twitter.com/peripheryband

http://www.periphery.net

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LONG LIVE PERIPHERY.

Stone.

PERIPHERY TAKE #22 AND #25 SPOTS ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 WITH ALBUMS “JUGGERNAUT: ALPHA” AND “JUGGERNAUT: OMEGA”

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on February 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Periphery - band pic - photo credit - Jonathan Thorpe - 2015 - MO

Photo credit: Jonathan Thorpe

Washington, D.C. – Periphery, the DC-based Prog/Metal outfit whose decision to release two albums simultaneously was called “the group’s most ambitious project yet” by Rolling Stone, have been rewarded with two entries on the Billboard Top 200: Juggernaut: Alpha (#22) and Juggernaut: Omega (#25).

Periphery - Juggernaut - Alpha - promo cover pic - #2015PMO

“Today marks a monumental moment in Sumerian and Periphery history,” said Sumerian Records’ Founder/CEO Ash Avildsen. “We’re incredibly proud of the progressive approach we took to releasing this body of music from such a progressive group of artists. I couldn’t be more elated about the synergy between Sumerian, Outerloop and Periphery in successfully executing the release of Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. The band has a true cult following that appreciates their art and they just proved to the world that the Peripherals are only continuing to grow beyond boundaries. “

The two new albums, which have received four-star reviews worldwide, also landed at #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart.

Periphery drummer Matt Halpern added, “We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of positivity and excitement we’re seeing and receiving for the Juggernaut releases.  As a band and as individuals we poured our hearts and souls into these releases, so to have this type of response is truly special.  Thank you to those who have taken part in the Juggernaut experience so far… We can’t wait to play these songs live for you!”

Periphery - Juggernaut - Omega - promo cover pic - #2015PMO

Periphery is in the midst of a North American tour, playing the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this evening.  The band wraps up the first leg of North American dates on Feb. 14 before launching a lengthy European tour on Feb. 26 in Belarus.  Periphery has confirmed performances at several festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

February 04     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall

February 06     Toronto, ON     Opera House

February 07     Montreal, QC     Corona Theatre

February 08     Albany, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

February 09     Rochester, NY     Water Street Music Hall

February 11     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

February 12     New York, NY     Irving Plaza

February 13     Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

February 14     Philadelphia, PA     District N9ne

February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic

February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya

February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta

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March 02     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City

March 03     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club

March 05     Paris, France    La Cigale

March 06     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage

March 07     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7

March 08     Milan, Italy     Live Club

March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk

March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena

March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra

March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic

March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy

March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola

March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan

March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall

March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller

March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo

March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus

March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis

March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio

March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix

March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar

March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol

March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC

March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy

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April 01 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington

April 25 – 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival

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May 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 15 -17 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

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July 16 – 18 – Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

*For more info on PERIPHERY:

http://www.facebook.com/peripheryband
http://www.twitter.com/peripheryband
http://www.periphery.net

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LONG LIVE PERIPHERY

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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

Sean Lang - Seven Year Storm - publicity pic - #2015MO

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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LONG LIVE SEAN LANG.

LONG LIVE SEVEN YEAR STORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

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

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

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 id.

Long Live Metal.

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ISIS REISSUE “OCEANIC” ON NOV. 4th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Isis - Oceanic - promo album cover pic - remastered - 2014

RE-MASTERED RELEASE INCLUDES NEW PACKAGING

San Francisco – ISIS reissue a remastered version of Oceanic, the band’s 2002 album, on Nov. 4th via Ipecac Recordings.

Oceanic was Terrorizer’s album of the year for 2002 and in a multi-page “Hall of Fame” article discussing the influence of the nine-song release, Decibel Magazine said “Unlike Celestial’s outright anger and brutality, Oceanic was expansive, inviting and in many respects, the opposite of its forebearer. Surely, it was still Isis, for Aaron Turner’s howl and the group’s undulating tumult still played a significant role in how they communicated, but the collective had aged, learned to open up and, as you will learn, smoked Boston out of its reefer reserves. With tracks like opener ‘The Beginning and the End,’ the body/mind-moving ‘False Light’ and the exceptional ‘Weight’ —with Maria Christopher’s fey voice leading the despondent charge— Oceanic was, for all intents and purposes, a sea change moment for Isis.”

“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris.  “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

A Soundcloud stream of the remastered version of “The Beginning and the End” is available here:

The band, in partnership with Ipecac Recordings, has previously reissued re-mastered versions of Celestial, Panopticon and TemporalMika Jussila remastered Oceanic and artwork revisions were handled by Aaron Turner.

ISIS’ final studio album was Wavering Radiant, which was released in the spring of 2009. The group disbanded in 2010.

Oceanic – Track Listing:

The Beginning and the End

The Other

False Light

Carry

Maritime

Weight

From Sinking

Hym

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on ISIS:

Facebook: Isis the band

http://www.isistheband.com/

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LONG LIVE THE MUSIC LEGACY OF ISIS.

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

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