Canadian 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 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
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.
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
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.
Remember when I interviewed Brian (bassist/vocalist) of Milk White Throat and he told us that the band were finishing up their new album Death Of Beauty? Well, the band has released the album and you can now stream it in full. It’s really a great album and the guys have totally outdone themselves. The band seems a bit different than they did on their last record, but I really dig it. You can check out the album after the jump. Great work, Milk White Throat! Continue reading
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.
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
The Contortionist released their highly anticipated and highly praised new album Language today and I am so thrilled that the world will finally get to hear this masterpiece. I have watched The Contortionist go from deathcore to one of the leading and most fascinating progressive bands of the day. Language is a phenomenal album that I find myself listening to constantly, so you should do the same. Stream the album below. Go, The Contortionist, go! Continue reading
Revocation have released the first episode of the Making-Of special feature for their upcoming Metal Blade Records debut and fifth LP, Deathless. Shot by Naughty Mantis Productions, who recently brought forwards Whitechapel’s crowd-funded documentary, the pro-shot footage features one-on-one interviews with each individual band member on the weight and inner gimmicks of the new record. Personally, I feel the video missed the opportunities for the band’s well known comedic shenanigans but it’s a pretty tight affair. Peep the teaser below and be sure to catch Revocation on one of their upcoming tours (US with Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse, Europe with death metal peers Cannibal Corpse and Aeon and Australia with Thy Art Is Murder). Deathless comes out the 14th Of October. Pre-order it on CD and vinyl via Metal Blade here.
Monuments are a band that I found myself fascinated with earlier in the year and I really enjoy the bands latest album. The band has just unveiled their new music video for their song “Atlas,” which happens to be one of my favorites. You can check out the music video after the jump. Radcycle. Continue reading
Progressive metal outfit The Contortionist have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Language, over at Metal Sucks. The song is entitled “Primordial Sound” and it features a lot of ethereal, glossy, jazzy guitar work and an overall atmospheric feel. The song could be likened to the work of Tesseract, Animals as Leaders and Cynic, but with the band’s own spin on it. Head over to Metal Sucks to check it out for yourself.
Language will be released through eOne on September 16th. Check out their video for “Language I: Intuition” after the break as well.
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.
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 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