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MINDMAZE: “SIGN OF LIFE” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED


The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE just released a music video for “Sign of Life”, the first single from their new album “Resolve”. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Over the span of 68 minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project their own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.

Resolve reprises the band’s ever-present influences from bands like Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album.

The band continues to forge their footprint as one of the most promising and unique female-fronted bands to come along in recent times.

Upcoming MindMaze tour dates
4-25-17 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD (Supporting Y&T)
4-27-17 @ Ralph’s – Worcester, MA
4-28-17 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
4-29-17 @ Funhouse – Bethlehem, PA

Supporting Arkona & Sirenia
5-13-17 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
5-14-17 @ Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI
5-15-17 @ L’Anti – Quebec City, QB
5-16-17 @ L’Astral – Montreal, QB
5-17-17 @ Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5-18-17 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
5-19-17 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
5-20-17 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, KN
5-21-17 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
5-23-17 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5-24-17 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5-25-17 @ Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5-26-17 @ Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5-27-17 @ Pranksters – Scottsdale, AZ
5-28-17 @ Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
5-29-17 @ Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
5-30-17 @ Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

6-01-17 @ TBA – Atlanta, GA
6-02-17 @ The Milestone – Charlotte, NC

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Finnish metal group Noumena releases new album “Myrrys” in April, new song out now


Finnish metal group Noumena will release their fifth studio album ”Myrrys” on the 28th of April. The album is a strong follower to Noumena’s previous album ”Death Walks With Me” released four years ago.

As an appetizer, Noumena serves a single track “Metsän viha” in digital services and as a lyric video in YouTube:

Metsän viha is an upbeat opening track of the album, which is a great choice as a single as well.  The song combines catchy melodies, badass riffs, overwhelming drumming and Andy’s and Suvi’s merciless growls. Lyrics deal with the humanity’s ability to destroy everything vital and dear, comments guitarist Tuukka Tuomela, who has composed the song.

Listen Metsän viha on Spotify

The album is an eloquent combination of 90’s style melodic death metal and melancholic Finnish mollie tunes. The album is mixed and mastered by the metal visionary Dan Swanö, who has ensured wide and dynamic sounds. “Myrrys” offers a musical journey all the way from catchy upbeat moments to sturdy and desolate emotions.

With melodies, riffs, sounds and lyrics, “Myrrys” paints a picture of a mindscape filled with contradictions and Northern despair. The album title “Myrrys” (old Finnish) refers to ruckus, tumult or uproar. So far, Noumena has sticked to English as lyrical language, but the album themes, including Finnish nature and cultural heritage, and intimate stories required the use of Finnish. Every band member has contributed to songwriting, and the formidable cover art is crafted by Finnish young talent Otto Lehtonen.

“Myrrys” is Noumena’s second album with vocalist Suvi Uura, who contrasts and balances skillfully Antti Haapanen’s growls with her deep voice. Uura joined Noumena in 2009 and the rest of the band are original members in the band turning 20 years in 2018.

On the album release day (28.04.2017) Noumena will also release their next official music video directed by Jyrki Murtomäki.

“Myrrys” is released by Haunted Zoo Productions, which is an independent record label established by Noumena members. Distribution by Playground Music and Inverse Records. Released in Russia by FONO under the license from Haunted Zoo Productions. Album is released in CD/LP/DIGI.

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Myrrys:
1. Kohtu 0:51
2. Metsän viha 4:25
3. Kirouksen kantaja 5:39
4. Sanat pimeydestä 4:10
5. Sanansaattaja 9:50
6. Roihu 4:29
7. Murhehuone 5:37
8. Pedon veri 3:54
9. Syvällä vedessä 9:48

 

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Across The Burning Sky: publish lyric video for the track “Sacrifice”


After the lyric video for “Bloodlines”, melodic death metallers Across The Burning Sky, who have committed themselves to the Gothenburg style, are releasing a brand new lyric video for the track “Sacrifice”, a song taken off the band’s current album “The End Is Near”. The video, which was premiered in cooperation with Metal Hammer Italia, is a combination of lyric video and religious motifs and rituals, which, in the context of the lyrics as criticism of religion denies the existence of a god and accuses his worship practices.
“Sacrifice” is once again a fast and ferocious ode to the early melodic death metal of the nineties and will also be on the forthcoming fourth part of the “Hymns Of The Underground” compilation series.

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TERROR UNLEASHES VIDEO FOR “KILL ‘EM OFF”


Influential hardcore band, Terror has debuted a music video for their vicious new single called “Kill ‘Em Off” from the band’s highly anticipated, upcoming EP, The Walls Will Fall, which will be released on April 28th via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl).

“It feels good to have some new music coming out. We thought this song would be right to release first, as the energy and vibe sums up this EP. Terror is always going to be Terror, and we’re proud to be consistent and on point with our sound. But still we are always trying to push and make sure the urgency and reality is always in everything we do.” – Scott Vogel (vocals)

he Walls Will Fall will be Terror’s first record with their new label Pure Noise Records. The record follows their most recent full-length, 2015’s The 25th Hour, and features some of the most crushing tracks the band has ever recorded.

The Walls Will Fall Tracklisting:

1. Balance The Odds

2. Kill ‘Em Off

3. The Walls Will Fall

4. No Love Lost

5. Step To You (Madball Cover)

Pre-order here
Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/terrorhardcore  for more updates.

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ULSECT premiere second track of debut album


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ULSECT are premiering the second track taken from their self-titled debut album, which has been slated for release on May 12th.

Regarding the song premiere, ULSECT comment: “The track ‘Our Trivial Toil’ depicts absolute futility. The colliding ways of man leading to inevitable doom. The oppressive force displayed throughout this song makes it one of the heaviest on our debut; even midst passages of deceptive calm, imminent terror lurks beneath the surface, ready to seize occasion…”

ULSECT have previously revealed artwork and track-list of their debut album, which can both be viewed below.

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Track-list
1. Fall to Depravity (06:45)
2. Our Trivial Toil (07:59)
3. Diminish (05:52)
4. Moirae (02:20)
5. Unveil (04:23)
6. An Augury (03:59)
7. The Endling (04:43)
8. Maunder (06:32)

Total playing time: 42:33

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It is hard to imagine Tilburg as the heart of darkness. Yet in musical terms, this expression qualifies as an apt description for the homely Dutch city that has spawned such acts as blackened extremists DODECAHEDRON and rhythmic progressives TEXTURES. Out of this circle, ULSECT have emerged.

The death metal innovators feature guitarist Joris Bonis and drummer Jasper Barendregt from DODECAHEDRON as well as former TEXTURES bass-player Dennis Aarts. It therefore hardly comes as a surprise that elements of their origins have permeated into ULSECT‘s eponymous debut album. You will find high technical precision and prowess woven into dense dissonance and lucent atmosphere.

‘Ulsect’ embodies relentless post-death metal aesthetics fraught with shifting patterns and dark tonality. The primeval forces unleashed by pioneers such as GORGUTS and DEATHSPELL OMEGA are violently harnessed to serve a sinister musical purpose. Nightmares transformed into sonic matter.

ULSECT herewith cordially invite you to dare and explore their dark dimension.

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