Swedish progressive/psychedelic rock outfit Agusa have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to their self-titled debut. Simply titled Agusa 2, the album will be released on CD and digital vinyl on July 24, with a vinyl edition to be released through the band’s own Kommun2 label. The record’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The Obelisk have premiered the album’s massive 20-minute opener, “Ganglat Fran Vintergatan”, for your streaming pleasure. The hazy-eyed, multi-faceted monolith is sure to appease fans of Magma, Can and the most psyched out of Pink Floyd‘s discography.
Denver progressive/psychedelic doom quartet Dreadnought have premiered the title track to their forthcoming album, Bridging Realms, over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The over 11-minute closing tune combines elements of post-rock, post-metal and doom with ethereal and folk nuances to create a massive, multi-faceted monolith that does belong in a single category. Stream the eclectic track after the break.
Bridging Realms will be released on August 11 and can be pre-ordered here.
Progressive instrumental metal outfit Scale the Summit have premiered the official video for their new track, “Stolas”, over at Guitar World. The track, which will appear on the group’s forthcoming album V, is set to a humorous, satirical and awesomely cheesy 80’s-themed clip. Who doesn’t love glam metal, anyway? Check it out after the break.
V will be released on September 18 via Prosthetic Records.
You should all be well aware of my love for Coheed And Cambria. I mean, the band ended up on my year-end list two years in a row and for good reason: They rule. Well, the band will release their new album The Color Before The Sun in October and, interestingly enough, the album strays from the bands Armory Wars concept, their first album to do so. Also, based on the first single “You’ve Got Spirit, Kid,” I would say this album will sound more like the bands Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV-era. You can check out said song below and read a statement from Claudio himself. Continue reading
Between The Buried And Me will release their new and highly anticipated new record Coma Ecliptic on Friday, but you can hear the whole thing right now! The album is some of my favorite work by the band and I hope I’m not the only one feeling that way. BTBAM always produce choice material and if you want to see if Coma Ecliptic is up your alley, check out the stream below. Continue reading
British post-prog act Milk White Throat, whom I have featured here on the site a few times, have been working on new material lately and it appears that it is coming to light. The band has released a new music video which is for a new track titled “Under Duress.” The song is great, like all MWT songs are and the video is really rad. For a performance video, it is definitely one of my favorites I’ve seen in a while. Check out “Under Duress” below. Continue reading
Annnd, BTBAM is a spectacular way to kick off a Thursday morning, is it not? The band never disappoints and I honestly don’t think they will start to disappoint on their upcoming album Coma Ecliptic. From what I have heard, the album is going to completely blow minds. If you want me to prove it to you, check out a stream of BTBAM‘s newest track “Famine Wolf.” It’s a kick in the ass. Enjoy. Continue reading
France’s experimental progressive rock/fusion trio Morglbl have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Tea Time for Punks, over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The track in question is the album’s opening freak show, “Banjovi”. The track cycles between beefy hard rock riffs, angular playfulness, funk-laden guitar virtuosity and eccentric, circus-style interludes. The track is all over the place and doesn’t stick to one particular style or riff for very long before switching it up again. Basically, it’s fun. Head over to Heavy Blog is Heavy to check it out now.
Tea Time for Punks will be released on June 25.
At the end of last month I talked about Abrams‘ track “Sea Salt Lines.” Well, that same band has released a new music video for that same track! It’s such a great track and the video is pretty cool. It’s really fucking weird, but it is Abrams, so that was expected. You can check out the video now, just click on over after the jump. Continue reading
Prog metal outfit Third Ion (Ex-The Devin Townsend Band/Into Eternity) have premiered the title track from their upcoming debut record, 13/8Bit, over at Metal Hammer Norway. The new track churns out bouncing riffs injected with a rock swagger, impressive guitar acrobatics, catchy hooks and 8-bit hooliganism. Check out the colorful yet heavy jam at this location. Previously released track “Capitol Spill” and an in-studio video performance of the track “Zero Mass” can be found after the break as well.
13/8Bit will be released on May 25 via Glasstone Records.
Well, I am excite. Between The Buried And Me have released a new song off of their upcoming Coma Ecliptic! The track is titled “The Coma Machine” and it comes along with it’s own nine-minute music video! The video is actually really cool and it’ll hold you attention throughout. The song is great. It’s BTBAM. I mean, did you expect to be disappointed? Check out the video/song after the jump. Continue reading
Okay, when I first heard Abrams, the comparison I heard was Blood Mountain-era Mastodon. Now, that is a heavy order right there, but it is absolutely right. Abrams definitely have that proggy-stoner vibe to them that maintains both heaviness and melody. It’s just amazing. Well, the band has premiered the first track off of their upcoming album Lust.Love.Loss. The track is titled “Manic” and it’s fucking brilliant. Check it out below. Continue reading
Connecticut-based instrumental progressive metal quartet Earthside have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut full-length, A Dream in Static, over at Metal Insider. The track is the eight minute behemoth “The Closest I’ve Come”, which cycles between dreamlike atmospherics, intricate melodies and pummeling post-metal sensibilities. The band offered the following comments on the new track:
“‘The Closest I’ve Come’ was a coming of age song for us. It was the first piece of music we wrote for the record, and in a very personal way it represents our journey, both as musicians and people, from adolescence to maturity. This track defined us on a core level and set the bar for our future output.
It also tells our story through an instrumental medium—the feeling of pushing oneself and striving for something greater, but also longing to reach the point of fulfillment—which rarely happens in the creative process!”
Feel free to stream the song after the break.
A Dream in Static is due out later this year. An official release date is still pending.
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.