A while back, while listening to the weekly Metal Injection Livecast, I was introduced to a band from the UK who go by the awe-inspiring name Milk White Throat. The bands sound is intense and extremely hard to classify. I recently conducted an interview with Brian Thomas, singer/bassist of Milk White Throat and I learned a ton. This is one of the most informative musicians I have ever interviewed. We discussed the bands forthcoming album Death Of Beauty, the art of choosing a band name and what’s up next for MWT. Continue reading →
I was recently introduced to a band called Numbers thanks to my buddy Jimmy Rowe (of HBIH) and the power of Facebook and, after listening to the bands latest album, decided to interview bassist Ryan Majoris. We discussed the bands new album, his current jams and what he does outside of Numbers. Check out the full interview after the jump and get up on this. Continue reading →
Well, Sumerian Records has always been a slightly-left-of-center-thinking label and I guess the announcement of their new compilation stand by that. Sumerian Records and their artists are putting together a compilation in tribute to Florence + The Machine. Bands like Periphery, Stick To Your Guns and more have signed on for the compilation and a few tracks have been released already. Click on over after the jump to get a taste of Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx.
New York’s Grey Skies Fallen have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming fourth full length album, The Many Sides of Truth, over at No Clean Singing. The band effectively combines progressive, doom, and death metal into a hypnotic brand of heavy goodness which can witness in this new, nearly 10 minute jam, entitled “Ritual of the Exiter”. You can stream the track over at No Clean Singing now or after the break along with previously released track, “Of the Ancients”.
The Many Sides of Truth will be released on April 29th. Pre-orders can be purchased at this location. As an added treat, the band’s entire back catalog can be downloaded for free via their official website.
London instrumental progressive metal outfit, Miroist, have premiered two new tracks from their forthcoming debut album over at Got Djent. The tracks are entitled “29%” and “There is Still Time” and are chock full of jarring, melodic grooves and ambient atmospheres. The two headbang worthy tracks will be featured on Miroist’s debut full length and follow up to 2012′s The Pledge EP, Curve, which will be released on March 13th. Head over to Got Djent to stream the tracks and download them for free.
Progressive death metal entity Morbus Chron are currently streaming their phenomenal new album Sweven right now. What else do you need to know? If you haven’t gotten up on Morbus Chron yet, then you are seriously missing out because these Swedes absolutely destroy. This album will not disappoint and you can check out the whole thing right here. Thanks Noisey! Sweven is available now via Century Media Records.
Animals as Leaders have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Joy of Motion, which will be released on March 25th via Sumerian Records. The new song is the awe-inspiring and trippy “Lippincott”. In contrast to the highly aggressive “Tooth and Claw”, the track weaves through ever evolving passages of jazz-inspired soloing, polyrhythmic grooves and ambient electronics. It reminds me a bit of the material off of Weightless, albeit a little heavier. You can stream the track after the break and pre-order your copy here.
Wild Throne (Dog Shredder) have premiered their forthcoming Blood Maker EP over at Metal Sucks for your listening pleasure. These three tracks are full of catchy, eclectic rock that will stay in your mind for days while simultaneously shredding your skull. The EP will be released on March 4th via Brutal Panda, but who wants to wait? Impatience is a virtue. Head to Metal Sucks to stream it now.
Canadian progressive metal act The Kindred (formerly Today I Caught the Plague) are currently streaming their sophomore LP and first under their new name, Life In Lucidity, which comes out tomorrow, February 25th, via Sumerian Records. You can stream the new album after the break. You can order your copy over at this location.
Animals as Leaders have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Joy of Motion, which is out on March 25th via Sumerian Records. The new track is entitled “Tooth and Claw” and it hits like a freight train; a freight train full of progressive goodness. It’s got all the things Animals as Leaders fans want; down-tuned chugging, glitchy electronic interludes, and ridiculously impressive shredding. You can stream the new track after the break. You’ll be glad you did.
I believe most of us have been waiting patiently for instrumental prog masters Animals as Leaders to announce their third album. Well, they finally have. The new record will bear the title The Joy of Motion and will see a release through Sumerian Records on March 25th. On the album, guitarist Javier Reyes comments:
I think some of the new tracks are some of AAL’s strongest and musical material yet and extremely happy with how the album came out. Everyone who took part with this album (Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Adam Getgood (Periphery), Diego Farias(Volumes), and Navene Koperweis) is extremely talented and I think we’ve done a great job of capturing it onto what is now the third Animals As Leaders album.
Pre-orders for the album will be available in the coming weeks. An official album trailer can be viewed after the break.
Junius have debuted yet another track from their forthcoming EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, which is out on February 18th. The new track is the seven minute “A Day Dark With Night”; a track full of thick post-metal-esque riffs and angelic atmospherics. You can stream the new track after the break if you so desire.
Prog Rock Magazine is proud to present their exclusive stream of Cynic’s third full length album, Kindly Bent to Free Us. The eight tracks are sure to make the prog-nerd in everyone giddy with uncontrollable excitement. The album will officially be released on February 14th through Season of Mist and can still be pre-ordered here. Head over to Prog Rock Mag to stream the album now.
Stereogum has premiered the title track from Wild Throne’s (Dog Shredder) forthcoming Blood Maker EP, which is due out on March 4th. The track is five minutes of catchy, intricate, noisy goodness that is bound to be stuck in your head all day long. Pre-orders for the EP can still be sought after at this location. Head over to Stereogum to stream the track right meow!
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