Now THIS is a tour I can get behind. You all know how much I adore Coheed And Cambria and I also love emo act You Blew It!. Both of these bands get plenty of my listening time and they have just announced a brief tour together this summer. If you’re a seasoned fan of Coheed and have yet to get into You Blew It!, this would be the PERFECT time to do so. Check out the dates below and PLEASE check out one of the shows. Continue reading
Between the Buried and Me have unleashed the first taste of their upcoming, highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, Coma Ecliptic. The new track is the nearly 10-minute “Memory Palace”, which pushes group’s affinity for progressive opuses and eccentricity even further. Hardcore fans of the band will be thoroughly pleased with this psyched-out behemoth. You can stream the track and pre-order the record at this location.
Coma Ecliptic will be released on July 7 via Metal Blade.
Italian progressive metal outfit Adimiron have premiered the official video for their track “Ayahuasca”, off of their 2014 album Timelapse, over at Metal Sucks. The spiraling, complex track is set to a surreal animated clip featuring hand-drawn illustrations. Monika Janouchová, who is responsible for these animations, stated the following:
“’Ayahuasca is an inspiring song. It has the power to take us to unreal places, and I just wanted to transform its potential into images. Each scene and situation brings us, together with the music, to a long surreal trip. Our mind opens and we are enabled to see more…It’s like a vivid dream in which we cannot tell whether it is real or not and if everything will be normal once woken up.”
Check out the video after the break as well as a stream of Timelapse.
Long-running New Zealand progressive death metal outfit Dawn of Azazel will release their fourth full-length next month. The new record will be titled The Tides of Damocles and will be released on April 28 via the band’s Bandcamp. The upcoming effort, which follows 2009’s Relentless, was recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, etc) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak. The band issued the following comments regarding the new album:
“We’re excited as fuck to resurface with this record. It has an anger and a dynamism that reflects the reasons we’ve been silent for a several years, and our aggression moving forward in spite of these obstacles. We couldn’t be more proud of this record as our contribution of something ferocious and unique to the death metal genre.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with their upcoming live dates.
So yeah, I never listened to Chon before today. I admit it. I also regret it. This band is pretty sick and not what I expected to hear, but I love it. Grow is definitely a grand album and it’s something that I’m glad I stumbled into today. If you’re like me and you’re new to Chon, then now is the time to get introduced because the bands new album is now streaming! Check out Grow below and take in a huge toke of Chon. Continue reading
Post-metal infused doom faction Taken By The Sun will release their debut album next week and, if you haven’t made yourself familiar with the band, now is the time. Taken By The Sun is a fierce, proggy doom band from Chicago and they are here to take your world by storm. If you need further evidence that this band rules, check out the bands new track “Fuse” after the jump. The song premiered over on CVLT Nation and it’s sooo sick. Ooooooh yeaaaaah. Continue reading
Chicago progressive metal outfit Taken By The Sun have premiered the closing track to their forthcoming self-titled debut full length over at The Sludgelord. Titled “Ornaflux”, the track storms forth with aggressive, nuanced riffs that spiral about as well as colossal, sludgy chords. Fans of The Ocean and the like will have no problem liking this jam. Stream the track at this location now.
Taken By The Sun will be released on February 24 through the band themselves and can be pre-ordered here.
I’ve been championing the new double album from the djentlemen in Periphery because I truly dig the new music. This band has grown a lot in a short period of time and I think Juggernaut is the best work of their career. The band released both albums yesterday and also released a pretty rad music video for their track “Alpha.” The video features the band playing with virtual reality. It’s pretty cool. Check it out. Continue reading
Scottish progressive post-metal outfit Falloch have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, This Island, Our Funeral, over at Skulls ‘N’ Bones. The expansive, sprawling opus sounds serene, melodic, heavy (of course) and is sure to excite fans of Agalloch, Alcest, Opeth and even Isis. The album will be officially released next Tuesday, January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. Feel free to stream the album for yourself at this location.
I told you a few day ago that Periphery were streaming the first disc of their new double album Juggernaut. Well, the band is back today to stream the second disc from said album. Juggernaut: Omega is just as strong as Alpha and it’s also as catchy and well-done. You can check out a full stream of Omega below. If you liked Alpha, you’ll dig this as well. Continue reading