WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA Release Music Video For “Heavy Sleep”

waoaI’ve never listened to a lot of White Arms Of Athena before now, but the band’s new album just jumped up the list for me. The bands self-titled album will be released in a few weeks and they have released a music video for their track “Heavy Sleep.” I am loving this track and the video, so yeah. Check this shit out and do it ASAP. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.     Continue reading

PERIPHERY Streaming New Track “The Scourge”

peripheryband2014_638It has already been announced that Periphery will be releasing two new albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both due out in January. Well, the band is now teasing us with some of their amazing new music. We all saw how incredible and inventive the band can be with their Clear album and I think they have evolved even more with the Juggernaut series. The band is streaming their track “The Scourge” right now and you HAVE to hear this. It’s incredible.      Continue reading

PERIPHERY Announce Two-Part “Juggernaut” Album, 2015 Headlining Tour

Periphery have announced that their upcoming concept album, Juggernaut, will be split into two separate, interconnected albums. The albums will bear the titles Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega and will both released through Sumerian Records on January 27th. Drummer Matt Halpern had the following to say about the forthcoming efforts:

“Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we’ve actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.

Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Guitarist Misha Mansoor adds:

“This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

Periphery will be embarking on an early 2015 tour in support of the records with Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist and Nothing More in tow. Those dates can be found after the break and special VIP packages can be found here.

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BLOTTED SCIENCE To Begin Recording New Album In December; First Segment Of DVD Now Playing

Blotted-ScienceSpastic progressive metal supergroup Blotted Science will begin recording their new album in December. This is exciting news for fans of the bands crazy instrumental tunes. If that’s not exciting enough, the band has also released the first segment of their instructional DVD Dissecting Bugs. After the jump, you can check out a blurb from the band about the new album as well as the playthrough video for A “Sting Operation – I. Human Barbequed.” Check it out. It’s pretty rad.     Continue reading

NE OBLIVISCARIS Streaming New Album “Citadel”

Ne-Obliviscaris-CitadelProg metallers Ne Obliviscaris somehow alluded me with their new album Citadel. I don’t know how I didn’t know about this album, but it’s pretty cool. I’ve enjoyed the bands music in the past and I intend on giving Citadel a thorough listen very soon. You, like me, can now listen to the album in full right now. After the jump, stream away at the new record from these Australian prog kings.      Continue reading

NERO DI MARTE Streaming New Album “Derivae”

NeroDiMarte_Derivae_CoverNero Di Marte will unleash their phenomenal new album next week and if you missed the bands track “Dite” that they released earlier this month (see here), now is the time for you to get into the bands new album Derivae. The band is currently streaming the album in full and you can hear it right now. I initially wasn’t into the band band but that quickly changed when I started listening. Check out Derivae after the jump and see if it tickles your downstairs. Continue reading

BEYOND CREATION Streaming New Album “Earthborn Evolution”

betondgreationCanadian progressive death metal act Beyond Creation will be unleashing their new album Earthborn Evolution in two weeks and the band has teamed up with Lambgoat to stream the album in full. I am new to this band, but I really dig what I’m hearing, so I will definitely be giving this a few thorough listens. You can stream Earthborn Evolution in full after the jump. Dig it.      Continue reading

GIANT SQUID Streaming New Track “Mycenaeans”

GIANT-SQUID_MINOANS_cover-with-logo-608x624Giant Squid will release their highly anticipated new album Minoans at the end of the month and the band is currently streaming a fantastic new track over on Stereogum. I have been interested in this band for a while, but have only listened to a few tracks here and there. This new track, titled “Mycenaeans,” has seriously made me want to listen to the bands new record in full because it is so haunting and mesmerizing. Check out the track after the jump and see if it tickles your fancy the same.      Continue reading

ORBS (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, FEAR BEFORE, Etc) To Release New 7″, Announce New Album

Progressive rock outfit Orbs (Between the Buried and Me, Fear Before, Abigail Williams, etc) will release a new 7″ and have announced the forthcoming release of their sophomore full length record. The new 7″, which was produced by Ken Andrews of Failure, will be entitled These People Are Animals and will be available later this month. The band’s new full length and follow up to their 2010 debut, Asleep Next to Science, will be entitled Past Life Regression and will be released sometime next year.

In the meantime, check out “A Man of Science” from Asleep Next to Science below.

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REVOCATION Streaming New Track “Labyrinth Of Eyes”

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Revocation have unleashed “Labyrinth Of Eyes”, the third single from the group’s upcoming fifth LP and Metal Blade Records debut, Deathless. Taking a retreat from the brutality of the two prior singles, “Madness Opus” and “Deathless”, “Labyrinth Of Eyes” is a mid-paced, technical and rather notey number, invoking Cynic-ian overtones whilst  still maintaining the darker feel of the new album. Check out “Labyrinth Of Eyes” via Invisible Oranges here and pre-order Deathless out next Tuesday via Metal Blade Records here. Catch Revocation supporting Deathless now on the remaining dates of their current tour run with the legendary Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse and later on their European run with Cannibal Corpse and Aeon and even later on their Australian run with Thy Art Is Murder, full details below.  Continue reading

WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA Streaming New Track “Heavy Sleep”

Texan progressive metal outfit White Arms of Athena have debuted a new track from their forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out on December 2nd via Prosthetic Records. The new track is entitled “Heavy Sleep” and it cycles through jarring riffs and spacey, progressive atmospheres and straight-forward metallic beat downs. Additonally, clean vocals soar over even the most complex, shape-shifting moments. The track is simply impressive. Feel free to stream multi-faceted opus after the break

Pre-orders for White Arms of Athena can be placed here. You can also stream the band’s previous full length, Astrodrama, after the break as well.

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Exclusive Interview: THE NAUTILUS

The finest, cerebral, contorted guitar playing I have seen has come from the hands of The Nautilus’ Ross Albrecht.The Nautilus bind the fluid propulsive rhythm of The Black Dahlia Murder and supplement it with Gojira-esque melodies.   Also, add the finest British Columbian weed with overt Canadian thrash influences and you would have the slightest hint of what they sound like.

Having shared the stage with bands like Tesseract, Cloudkicker, The Ocean, Mouth of The Architect, and Intronaut, the band should have not been too surprised to see their debut EP being raved about by MetalSucks via their “Unsigned and Unholy”posts. Ross gives us a briefing on the Vancouver band.

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Exclusive Interview: THE CONTORTIONIST

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Earlier this week (September 16) progressive metal act The Contortionist released their latest album, Language. Their third full-length and follow-up to 2012′s Intrinsic features a new line-up, with original members, Joey (drums) and Robby Baca (guitar), now accompanied by Michael Lessard (vocals), Jordan Eberhardt (bass) and Eric Guenther (keyboards). Along with the personnel change, Language sees the band delve further into experimental and atmospheric territory. In this recent interview with American Aftermath, Joey Baca discussed the new release, the member change and The Contortionist’s progressive sound, as well as the themes behind Language and more. Continue reading