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PALLBEARER – sign to Nuclear Blast


PALLBEARER – sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment for UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand, reveal details for new record »Heartless«!

Nuclear Blast Entertainment are incredibly pleased to announce the signing of ruminant Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER for the territories of UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand.

Initially formed in 2008, PALLBEARER grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, Arkansas – releasing their debut full length »Sorrow And Extinction« in early 2012. The record made an immediate and immense impact on die-hard doom fans and metal critics alike, also forming the four piece fans outside of the metal scene. Their formidable sophomore record, 2014’s »Foundations Of Burden« featured on countless critic’s end of year lists and cemented their reputation as an unstoppable and emotive force – driving doom beyond its imagined limits, carving themselves an entirely original path through the realm of heavy music.

PALLBEARER commented on the signing:
“We are very excited to be working with Nuclear Blast on this record, as so many of the bands that have helped to shape our own artistic pathways have before us.”

Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast Entertainment president adds:
“PALLBEARER continue to evolve and scale new creative and sonic heights with »Heartless«. I am very honoured to be working hand-in-hand with the band, Profound Lore and Oblique Artist Management, and look forward to Nuclear Blast playing a key role in exposing new fans to this incredible band.”

PALLBEARER can also reveal today that their highly anticipated forthcoming third record titled »Heartless« is due for March 24th, 2017 release. »Heartless« will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.

The »Heartless« tracklisting reads as follows:

01. I Saw The End
02. Thorns
03. Lie Of Survival
04. Dancing In Madness
05. Cruel Road
06. Heartless
07. A Plea For Understanding

PALLBEARER commented on »Heartless«:
“This album finds us exploring new territories; instead of staring into to the void – both above and within – »Heartless« concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”

And on the ruminative album artwork, created by hugely talented Indiana based oil painter Michael Lierly: “Michael Lierly’s indelibly expressive work perfectly captures the feelings of fear and heartbreak we hoped to convey as our world crumbles around us.”

The album layout was handled by Chimere Noire.

»Heartless« was recorded entirely to analogue tape at Fellowship Hall Sound, Little Rock, Arkansas between June and August 2016. The record was produced by PALLBEARER, and mixed by acclaimed producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, THE MELVINS, QOTSA, FU MANCHU). Engineering was handled by Jason Weinheimer and Zach Reeves, and mastered by Grammy winning mastering engineer Dave Collins (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER, SOUNDGARDEN, STING).

PALLBEARER were initially formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars) – growing from the underground metal scene of Little Rock, Arkansas. A year later they were joined by guitarist Devin Holt and (since departed) drummer Zach Stine, the four members quickly recorded the band’s first impressive demo. These three tracks garnered the band well-deserved attention, with critics and fans taking notice of what could only be described as a wholly singular sound from the promising newcomers.

PALLBEARER‘s debut full-length »Sorrow And Extinction« was released in early 2012. At just under fifty minutes, the album’s five tracks capitalised on the primal clout of the band’s demo, but here the songs were freed from reliance on volume as the music wavered beautifully between subdued introspection and towering aural force. Released by respected Canadian underground label, Profound Lore, »Sorrow And Extinction« instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found PALLBEARER‘s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in a metal world replete with imitators. Hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of 2012, the album also received the coveted “Best New Music” stamp of approval from Pitchfork and landed the band on end of year lists at SPIN and NPR. »Sorrow And Extinction« proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece and, most importantly, compelled PALLBEARER to reach even further creatively for what would come next. 2012 would also see the addition of drummer Mark Lierly, adding further depth to the already immense and mercurial sound the band had pioneered.

Rather than settle themselves into the convenient safety of listener expectation, PALLBEARER delved even deeper into melodic contexts for their second record – 2014’s »Foundations Of Burden«, working with legendary Bay Area producer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, SWANS, NEUROSIS). With Joseph D. Rowland adding his own impressive vocalisations to the sonic texture, this new vocal dynamic brought an authentically visceral component to PALLBEARER‘s music that, while giving credence to their metal foundations, added a new and compelling dimension to the music which has long since proved itself to be inexorably captivating. »Foundations Of Burden« charted in the Billboard Top 100, achieving Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” accolade and Decibel’s highly honoured “Album Of The Year” award.

 

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UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock


UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock

 
Members of White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Ministry and More Expose Truths in New Tell-All Documentary About 90’s Alternative Rock
 
Watch the Official Film Trailer Here
 
Make UNDERGROUND INC. a Reality by Supporting via Kickstarter
 
 
It was the early 90’s – seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as ‘alternative’ or ‘post-punk’, went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales – and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life – so what happened?
Verity is revealed in UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock, an upcoming documentary destined to be the ultimate look at the alternative punk and metal scene in the 90’s, and a must see for serious music lovers. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the 90’s – exposing viewers to an amazing catalog of the era’s rarities and buried treasures, while re-living the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery. UNDERGROUND INC. will dig beneath the manufactured truth to explore what really happened, exploring a time unlike any other in the music industry!
UNDERGROUND INC. features interviews with members of seminal 90’s rock, punk and metal groups such as White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Bad Religion, Stone Sour, Clutch, Red Fang, Failure, Ministry, Quicksand, Helmet, Steve Albini, Sepultura and dozens more. Viewers are getting an in-depth, raw look at the scene from musicians who were at the forefront.
UNDERGROUND INC.‘s original music is composed by Peter Mengede (Helmet), Grammy nominated record producer Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Bloc PartyDeath Cab For Cutie) and Mark Bradridge.
In order to get this documentary out of the creation stages and into the homes of music lovers, the creators of UNDERGROUND INC. have launched a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter campaign will run for 32 days, and the project goal is $40,000.
 
UNDERGROUND INC. Kickstarter rewards include:
– Copies of the film, exclusive featurettes and footage
– Drum lessons from Kellii Scott (Failure, Hole, A Perfect Circle)
– An RIAA Gold award for the classic Helmet album Meantime
– Exclusive t-shirts, jumpers and books from various bands featured in the film
– Exclusive rock prints by international art photographer Ken Schles… and much more!
Via their Kickstarter campaign, the UNDERGROUND INC. team states,“This team of professional filmmakers is highly passionate about their music. We are obsessively committed to delivering a mind blowing film, but some practical challenges still remain.
Let’s make this happen for the artists. For the fans, for the uninitiated, for the generations to come that will be able to be inspired by this until now untold history of some of the greatest music ever amplified on the planet Earth.”
Read the full statement via the Kickstarter link above.
UNDERGROUND INC. Still of Neil Fallon (Clutch) Interview
UNDERGROUND INC. is directed by award-winning Writer/DirectorShaun Katz (Sleeping In Blood City). Having produced many music videos and short films, his most recent short film won four international and local awards throughout Australia and North America, including Best Short Film at the Las Vegas Film Festival and Best Director at the Canada International Film Festival, among others. His work has been featured at festivals worldwide, including Cannes Film Festival.
Serving as Co-Editor/Co-Producer with Shaun, JB Sapienza works out of New York and was the Editor/Co-Director of the prize taking documentary My Name Is Jonah as well as a host of notable music videos and animated shorts. You can watch his latest film here:http://mynameisjonahfilm.com
Regular collaborator Adam Lovett is a Boston based Writer/Producer and freelance film journalist, who has worked with Shaun on multiple successful projects including the much lauded short film Sleeping In Blood City.
Learn more about UNDERGROUND INC. and keep track of the documentary’s progress via www.facebook.com/undergroundincorporated.

French Screamo/Post-Hardcore/Punk outfit Yurodivy unveiled new video


About 18 months after unveilling the first part – as a prologue – of its debut-full length album with ‘When Deep Waters…’, French DIY screamo/post-hardcore/punk outfit Yurodivy just unleashed with the support of IdioteQ and Score A/V an official music video illustrating the song “Children Of The Sun”, extracted from its upcoming album.

Entitled ‘APHOS’ this one will be officially released for LP and Digital formats on February 2nd through Itawak records, Dingleberry Records and Distribution, Dead Punx Records, Dead Stallion & The Battalion Million, Maniyax Records, Rad Nauseam RecordsSkatepizza and WOOAAARGH. Pre-orders will opened very soon. 

 

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The Hypothesis has entered to studio with the drummer of the Stratovarius


The Hypothesis has entered to studio with the drummer of the Stratovarius

 

After releasing their succesful melodic death metal debut album in May 2016 The Hypothesis is now making some line changes. The drummer Waltteri Väyrynen – drummer will focus in his main band Paradise Lost and The Hypothesis has added a new drummer, Rolf Pilve from STRATOVARIUS.

There is no drama involved with the line change. The Hypothesis frontman Juuso Turkki comments:

“Waltteri is and always will be a friend of ours and we will share the stage again someday!”

The new drummer Rolf Pilve comments:

“I am so glad to be a part of The Hypothesis! Juuso is an old friend of mine and the collaboration with him and the guys of The Hypothesis has always been fantastic!”

The band has already set their foot into the studio to record new material.

Listen the debut album ‘ORIGIN’ in Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5toPnT62e4myQ3N21WfWtS

Members:
Antti Seppälä – vocals
Juuso Turkki – guitar & backing vocals
Asko Sartanen – guitar
Markku ‘Neissu’ Ruuskanen – bass
Rolf Pilve – drums

Links:
www.facebook.com/pg/TheHypothesisband/
www.twitter.com/THE_HYPOTHESIS
www.youtube.com/channel/UCt5HtvIYiEwqAtWQR-y0LKg
www.instagram.com/thehypothesisband/

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NIGHTWISH – »Vehicle Of Spirit« enters DVD charts worldwide!


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Symphonic metal stars NIGHTWISH recently released their highly anticipated new DVD/BluRay set called »Vehicle Of Spirit«, which immortalizes the »Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015 – 2016« on film. It shows the monumental trip through the discography of the Finnish visionaries now and witness two full shows from London and Tampere, as well as plenty of bonus material. In the first two weeks of its release, »Vehicle Of Spirit« already entered the charts worldwide and reached #1 three times! These are all chart results:

# 1 Finland
# 1 Germany
# 1 Sweden
# 2 Switzerland
# 3 Netherlands
# 5 Austria
# 9 Belgium
#10 Spain
#15 France

You can order the »Vehicle Of Spirit« in many different formats here: http://nblast.de/NWVehicleOfSpiritNB
or at the NIGHTWISH shop: http://www.madsupply.com/shop/category?id=157

 

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ACCEPT – ‘Fast As A Shark’ live clip launched!


ACCEPT – ‘Fast As A Shark’ live clip launched!

ACCEPT - 'Fast As A Shark' live clip launched - 2017-01-05

2017-01-05 – On January On January 13th, heavy metal titans ACCEPT will finally deliver their new live package called »Restless And Live«! This set will not only include the entire show that ACCEPT played at Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2015 on Blu-ray/DVD, but also two live CDs with different recordings from their most recent European tour.

Today, ACCEPTrelease a new live clip to give you a last taste of»Restless And Live« – watch ‘Fast As A Shark [Live]’ here: