OPETH Streaming New Album “Pale Communion”

The forthcoming 11th studio album from Opeth, Pale Communion, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Pitchfork. The album will officially be released through Roadrunner Records next Tuesday, August 26th. But I know Opeth fans cannot wait another minute to sink their fangs into progressive rock goodness, so head over to Pitchfork to satiate your cravings.

The band will also be embarking on a co-headlining tour with In Flames this December, with Red Fang to open. Those dates can be found below.

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Animals As Leaders and The Devin Townsend Project have announced dates for a shared co-headlining North American Fall tour with direct support from djent/prog up and comers Monuments. Peep the tour dates and details after the jump (courtesy of Metal Injection).  Continue reading

THE CONTORTIONIST Streaming New Track “Language I: Intuition”

CNTRTNST-LNGGThe Contortionist is a band that has slowly grown on me over the last few years and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the bands new album Language. I think the band has grown out of their deathcore roots and now sit as a phenomenal progressive band and I really dig their tunes. ESPECIALLY THEIR NEW TRACK! That’s right! The Contortionist is streaming a new track titled “Language I: Intuition” and it’s great. You can check out the track after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.       Continue reading

FALLUJAH Streaming New Track “Levitation”

San Francisco death metal outfit Fallujah have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Flesh Prevails, over at AV Club. On the new track, “Levitation”, the band adds a healthy bit of atmospheric qualities to their blistering technical prowess. Vocalist Alex Hoffman comments on the track:

“‘Levitation’ is a track made with the purpose of channeling the most dark and ethereal energies that the album has to offer, swaying away from speed and aggression and into more otherworldly and melancholic themes. This is my personal favorite track on the album and one that we can’t wait to play live.”

Feel free to stream the progressive opus at A.V. Club now.

The Flesh Prevails will be released on July 22nd via Unique Leader and pre-orders can be placed here.The band will also be apart of the forthcoming Summer Slaughter tour alongside Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and more. You can check out those dates after the break.

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LAZER/WULF Streaming New Album “The Beast Of Left And Right”

Lazerwulf_CoverProgressive instrumental trio Lazer/Wulf will be releasing their new album The Beast Of Left And Right next week and the band has put the whole thing up for streaming. So basically, this is one of the most intense and hard-to-classify instrumental bands I’ve ever dealt with and they are beyond spectacular. This album is phenomenal and if you want a killer instrumental record to aid you in your day-to-day, this is it. The Beast Of Left And Right. Peep it out after the jump.     Continue reading

OUTRUN THE SUNLIGHT Streaming New Track “Spirit”

OtS-SpiritOutrun The Sunlight is a band that I have been posting about for a while now and these guys are constantly evolving and improving upon their progressive instrumentation. The band has released a new track from their forthcoming album Terrapin. The track is called “Spirit” and you can check it out below. It’s extremely mellow but it has beautifully crafted heavy sections that do not interrupt the melodic qualities and only add to the overall brilliance. Check it out.     Continue reading

MILK WHITE THROAT Streaming New Track “Nothing Isn’t, Everything Is”

MWT DOB ARTRemember that amazing band Milk White Throat that I interviewed back in April? Well, in that interview we discussed the bands forthcoming, debut full-length album Death Of Beauty, which is due out at the end of the month. If that isn’t awesome enough, the band has released their first track off of the new record! The track is titled “Nothing Isn’t, Everything Is” and it is an experimental, progressive whateveryouwantittobe song and it rules. I love the melody and attention to detail that this song has. You know what? Just check it out for yourself.     Continue reading

SON OF AURELIUS Streaming New Album “Under A Western Sun”

Son-of-Aurelius-Under-a-Western-Sun-620x620I recently got into Son Of Aurelius for the first time and it was just in time, as the band was prepping the release of their new album Under A Western Sun, which was released today. It’s great if you’re wanting something that’s equal parts mellow and heavy and progressive. If you’re on the fence about the band or if you’ve never heard of them (although Lane has posted about them numerous times), check out Under A Western Sky after the jump.       Continue reading

OPETH Debut “Cusp Of Eternity” Video

Opeth have premiered the new animated video for their new track, “Cusp of Eternity”, over at Metal Hammer. The track, which continues the more progressive rock oriented style the band showcased on 2011’s Heritage, is set to animated renditions of the paintings found on their new album’s cover. The song will be featured on their forthcoming 11th studio album, Pale Communion, which will be released through Roadrunner Records on August 26th. You can check out the video at Metal Hammer now.

Exclusive Interview: SECRETS OF THE SKY

SOTSromo1On Friday I posted my interview with the fantastic doomsters Godhunter and now it is time to release my interview with their upcoming tour mate, Clayton from Secrets Of The Sky. This band is also wonderful and I was stoked to interview Clayton. We talked about the tour, the bands new album and who has the best beard in metal. Check it out.      Continue reading

SON OF AURELIUS Streaming New Track “Long Ago”

Son-of-Aurelius-Under-a-Western-Sun-620x620I’m new to Son Of Aurelius, but Lane posted about them a few weeks ago and as I listen to the bands recently released track “Long Ago,” I’m digging it. The track was premiered yesterday by our good friends at HeavyBlogIsHeavy and you definitely need to hear this. It’s a powerful example of strong progressive music. I can’t wait to hear the full album, but “Long Ago” goes above and beyond my expectations. Check out the track after the jump.      Continue reading

COHEED AND CAMBRIA To Perform “In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3″ In Full On Tour

coheed and cambriaI have posted about my love of Coheed And Cambria numerous times on this site and one of my favorite albums by the band is In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3. Well, it just so happens that the band will be performing the album in full on their upcoming fall tour. How damn awesome is that? I mean, come on! If you are anywhere in the vicinity of any of these shows, you better go. Check out the dates after the jump and see if Silent Earth is coming to a town near you.     Continue reading

SON OF AURELIUS Streaming New Track “Clouded Planes”

Son of Aurelius - Under a Western Sun

Son of Aurelius have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album and follow up to 2010’s The Farthest Reaches, Under a Western Sun, over at Metal Sucks. The track is entitled “Clouded Planes” and it is full of progressive licks and soaring melodies. Point your browsers towards Metal Sucks to check it out now.

Under a Western Sun will be self-released by the band on June 3rd. You can pre-order your copy here.

GREY SKIES FALLEN Streaming New Album “The Many Sides Of Truth”

New York’s Grey Skies Fallen have premiered their sixth full length album, The Many Sides of Truth, over at Gun Shy Assassin. The seven-track opus will officially be released next Tuesday, April 29th. Until then, head over to Gun Shy Assassin to indulge in all the  progressive post/sludge metal you can handle.


BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Release “Lay Your Ghosts To Rest” Video

Between the Buried and Me have released an official video for their track “Lay Your Ghosts to Rest” from their most recent effort, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. The footage for the live video was captured during their Baltimore and Asheville, North Carolina, and Nashville shows by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson. You can watch the clip after the break.

Be sure to catch the band on tour with Meshuggah and Trioscapes this Spring/Summer. You can check out those dates after the break as well.

A new in-studio live performance DVD of The Parallax II will be available later this year.

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