Archive for progressive metal

WITHERFALL – To Enter Studio For Their Second Studio Album “A Prelude To Sorrow”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

WITHERFALL - band logo - 2018 - #33MO933ILMNBDSO3

From the Witherfall facebook:

US epic Metal shooting stars Witherfall will enter the studio to record their eagerly awaited second album, entitled “A Prelude To Sorrow”, the successor of their highly acclaimed debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”.

The band comments:

“Witherfall have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. On May 15th Witherfall will head into the studio to self-produce our follow-up to “Nocturnes And Requiems”. Tracking and engineering wizardry will be handled by JJ Crews at Boogie Tracks Recording Studio in Panama City. The Compositions are both melodically violent and beautifully aggressive with a much Darker Tone than Nocturnes. More news to follow…”

Kristian Wåhlin who has painted the hauntingly beautiful cover artwork of “Nocturnes And Requiems” and who is known for his work for bands as King Diamond, Tiamat, Dissection (Official), The Black Dahlia Murder, and many others, is already working on the cover for “A Prelude To Sorrow”.

Witherfall’s second album is planned for a worldwide release on Century Media Records in early November 2018.

WITHERFALL:

Joseph Michael (lead/harmony vocals/keyboard),
Jake Dreyer (lead/rhythm and acoustic guitars),
Steve Bolognese (Drums/Percussion)
Anthony Crawford (bass)
Fili Bibiano (Guitar)

LONG LIVE WITHERFALL.

STONE.

Advertisements

ODDLAND – Sensory Records Issues September Release Info For Sensory Records-Bound “Origin” Album; Trailer Posted

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Oddland - promo band pic - 2016 - #MOILMF999

ODDLAND‘s second album, Origin was partly recorded by the band, the rest captured at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu) after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). Containing over forty-five minutes of music, the album bears a theme which ties deeply into the lyrics and extensive artwork, with a separate piece of art created by Egyptian artist Mohammed Essam for each of the nine songs.

“We didn’t really know what was in store when we started writing songs for Origin,” issues the band. “Creating this album took us way longer than we first imagined. We had an initial vision of what we wanted Origin to be, but it really took time to get there. Every song went through an endless set of revisions before they were finished. We feel we have expanded and evolved ODDLAND‘s sound with Origin: it is low and it is heavy, but the rhythms and melodies are still what carry the songs. Lyrically the album is tied together by the idea that the lyrics represent our origin: what has made us what we are – individually and collectively. Mohammad really contributed into making the ideas and atmospheres of the songs come to life visually. We can’t wait for people to experience the album.”

View the brief trailer for ODDLAND’s Origin at THIS LOCATION or below:

Laser’s Edge subdivision Sensory Records will release Origin worldwide on September 9th. More expansive previews of the album will be presented through audio and visual samples, in the weeks leading to its unveiling.

ODDLAND has also signed with mighty Dutch booking entity, Loud Noise, who will aid the band in delivering their new album to fans across the European continent over the coming months.

Founded in 2003 in Turku, Finland, ODDLAND stylistically incorporates a broad spectrum of tones and methods into their forward-thinking delivery, melding aggressive tones, spacious textures, and glorious melodies into a seamless and cohesive entity. Following a string of successful demos, the band was signed to Century Media for the 2012 release of their The Treachery Of Senses debut album. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, the record was greeted with a barrage of critical acclaim, including praise from top-tier publications like Rock Tribune, Metal Hammer, Inferno and many others, and praised as the best Prog-Metal record ever recorded in Finland.

ODDLAND has performed at a number of festivals including FME, Tuska, Headway, and Progpower Europe, in addition to many shows alongside the likes of established acts including Soen, Leprous, Swallow the Sun, Omnium Gatherum, Amoral and more throughout Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, and beyond.

Oddland - Origin - promo album banner - 2016 - #990ILMFSO4333

Origin – Track Listing:
1. Esotericism
2. Thanatos
3. Penumbra
4. Untrue
5. Hidden
6. Skylines
7. Unknown
8. Faraway
9. Will

___________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on ODDLAND:

Facebook: Oddland

http://www.oddlandband.com

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ODDLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WOLVERINE – Swedish Dark Progressive Outfit Releases “Machina” Lyric Video Through New Noise Magazine

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Wolverine - promo band pic - 2016 - #MO09903ILMFS

[photo by Mattias Wigforss]

Sweden’s masters of dark Progressive Metal, WOLVERINE, have just issued an official lyric video for Machina, the second track on the band’s Sensory Records-bound fifth album, Machina Viva. The “Machina” video is exposed to the public through an exclusive premiere via New Noise Magazine, alongside interesting commentary on the track by the band members.

Tune in to New Noise Magazine and see WOLVERINE’s “Machina” video at THIS LOCATION.

WOLVERINE‘s first title for the Laser’s Edge Metal division, Sensory Records, Machina Viva will see worldwide release on July 8th. A trailer for the album has also been issued right HERE.

Recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from the band’s previous album, Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date.

From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina,” to the naked and organic nature of “Pile Of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. The layout features microbiological photos by Arturo Agostino and cover art by drummer Marcus Losbjer. Additionally, the CD edition will bear an additional bonus cello version of “Pile Of Ash.”

Additional audio from the album, preorders, tour dates, and more will be issued over the weeks ahead.

__________________________

For more info:

http://www.wolverine-overdose.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/wolverinetheband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WOLVERINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

WITHEM – Sophomore Studio Album “The Unforgiving Road” Releases On June 3rd, Via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Withem - The Unforgiving Road - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #009339ILMF

WITHEM is an upcoming Progressive Metal band from Norway, inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Dream Theater, and Circus Maximus. Withem’s music incorporates elements of Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal and straightforward Heavy Metal. “The Unforgiving Road” is the band’s sophomore release and is set to put the band on the radar of all Prog Metal fans thanks to virtuoso musicianship and the amazing soaring melodies!

The Unforgiving Road releases on June 3rd, 2016, via Frontiers Music SRL.

Withem - promo album - band promo banner - 2016 - The Unforgiving Road - #MOIG99366

For more info on WITHEM:

Facebook: Withem

Source:

Frontiers Music srl - promo record label logo - 2015 - #33MNSMOSCT

http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WITHEM.

Stone.

WOLVERINE – Sensory Records Signs Swedish Progressive Metal Quintet; Fifth Studio Full-Length Coming This Summer

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

WOLVERINE - promo band pic - 2016 - #MO7799ILMF

Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, is proud to announce the label’s signing of Swedish progressive metal kingpins, WOLVERINE, for the Summer release of the band’s mighty fifth studio full-length release, Machina Viva.

A natural progression from Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date. From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina”, to the naked and organic nature of “Pile of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field.

Recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz.

Wolverine - Machina Viva - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999ILMF4

Laser’s Edge/Sensory owner Ken Golden states of the signing, “WOLVERINE has been on my radar since their first release, The Window Purpose, back in 2001. I’ve followed their progression through the years and I’m honored to have them on the Sensory roster.”

Issues WOLVERINE on signing with Sensory Records, “We are very happy to work with someone like Ken and Sensory that has a genuine passion for and interest in the kind of music that we play.”

Machina Viva is being finalized for early Summer worldwide release; stand by for a confirmed release date and more on the album in the days ahead.

Swedish progressive act WOLVERINE was formed in 1995 by vocalist Stefan Zell and drummer Marcus Losbjer. Initially the band was all about death metal, but they soon allowed a more melodic approach to influence their sound. Since their inception, the band has pushed out of boundaries of heavy metal and evolved through inventiveness and explorative ambition, now incorporating a wider spectrum of musical elements into their own progressive sound.

Following the release of their Fervent Dream debut EP (1999, Zizania Entertainment Group), WOLVERINE has released four well-received albums through a variety of notable labels including The Window Purpose (2001, DVS), Cold Light Of Monday (2003, Earache), Still (2006, Candlelight, and Communication Lost (2011, Candlelight).

WOLVERINE was the first band on the bill of the first European edition of the ProgPower Festival in 1999. Since then, the band has performed at that festival several times with great acclaim. In 2006 WOLVERINE did a short UK tour supporting Anathema, and their first US appearance was at the ProgPower USA festival in 2013. Besides playing a regular heavy set on the main stage of the festival, a special stripped down set was also performed to an overwhelming response.

Wolverine - Machina Viva - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999ILMF4

WOLVERINE:
Per Henriksson – keyboards
Marcus Losbjer – drums
Thomas Jansson – bass
Jonas Jonsson – guitars
Stefan Zell – vocals

____________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/wolverinetheband

http://www.wolverine-overdose.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/wolverinetheband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WOLVERINE.

Stone.

EYE – Ohio-Based Psychedelic Rock Quartet Signs With Laser’s Edge; New Album Due This Summer

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

EYE - promo band pic - 2016 - #MOILMF779

Laser’s Edge this week announces the addition of Ohio based quartet, EYE, to the label’s ever-expanding roster, as the band puts the finishing touches on their fourth record for release.

The music EYE generates is technical, thought driven and atmospheric, but also very dirty and simple, an aesthetic the band refers to as “garage-prog.” Retro in style without sliding into stoner rock, EYE is driven by a love of raw, fist-pounding 1970s Heavy Metal and progressive-space rock, tempered by mind warping 1960s psychedelic music. With decades of experience as musicians, and armed with an arsenal of vintage synthesizers, effects and gear, EYE bewitches audiences live throughout the Midwest region from their home base in Columbus, Ohio.

EYE continues to connect with established fans and newcomers alike with their fourth release, Vision And The Ageless Light, their first album through Laser’s Edge, which is due this Summer. Featuring vintage keys, mellotron, accomplished and dynamic songs, including an epic, full-side encompassing track, Vision And The Ageless Light will be the first EYE release to include new members: bassist Michael Sliclen and guitarist Jon Finley.

EYE - promo - 2016 - #MOILMF99

The brainchild of drummer Brandon Smith, EYE‘s sound was fully realized in partnership with keyboardist/guitarist Lisa Bella Donna, who also engineered and mixed the first album, Center Of The Sun. The album was released on LP by Kemado Records in 2012, after which Lisa joined as a full-time member and work began on the sophomore album, Second Sight, which was independently released in 2013. EYE soon followed it with the live-in-the-studio Live At Relay album on LP and cassette through Dangerous Age Records in 2014. The impending Vision And The Ageless Light will be a welcome and exciting addition for both EYE and The Laser’s Edge catalogs.

Stand by for more info on Vision And The Ageless Light in the weeks ahead, followed by touring in support of the album through the Summer and Fall months. In the meantime, EYE will join an array of other local artists at a special show this Friday, March 25th dubbed, Columbus To Syria, in order to raise awareness of the global Syrian refugee crisis. The band will also support the mighty Zombi in Columbus on May 13th.

EYE Live:

3/25/2016 Cafe Bourbon St./ The Summit – Columbus, OH @ Columbus To Syria [info]

5/13/2016 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Zombi [info]

___________________________

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

https://eyemusic.bandcamp.com

EYE

http://eyemusic.bigcartel.com

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EYE.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

Ex-Annihilator Vocalist DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Dave Padden - publicity pic - 2016 - #MO33099MDILF

THIRD ION – Prog Metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has announced that the band’s new vocalist is none other than Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR)! Padden replaces departed vocalist Tyler Gilbert. The band issued the following statement about the lineup change:

“Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving the band. We loved having him, but his heart and passion lie with his own music. We wish him all the best and good luck with his future! Right away we wasted no time and got right on the search for a new singer. Dave’s demo blew us away, and not to mention he has an incredible amount of experience! We have been sitting on this news since the summer and after getting back from Vancouver this week, with a finished album worth of vocal tracks, I am absolutely psyched to announce Dave Padden as the singer for Third Ion!”

THIRD ION are currently recording the follow-up to 2015 Glasstone Records debut album 13/8bit.  The sophomore effort will also be released on Glasstone. An audio clip of the band recording with Padden can be heard at this location or below:

13/8Bit is available on CD format through the label and in digital format on iTunes. Album artwork comes courtesy of Harley K at Necrographix. The album is streaming on Spotify HERE13/8Bit can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Base, and other online retailers.

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games and science. The debut album was written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song was released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar
Aaron Edgar – Drums
Mike Young – Bass
Dave Padden – Vocals

___________________________

Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

For more info on THIRD ION:

www.thirdion.com

www.facebook.com/thirdion

www.youtube.com/3rdion

www.glasstonerecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

Stone.

%d bloggers like this: