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OCEANS OF SLUMBER Release Video For New Single ‘The Banished Heart’



Houston-based progressive metal outfit OCEANS OF SLUMBER have released a video for their new single “The Banished Heart”, which is also the title track of the upcoming album to be released on 02 March 2 2018.

The band comments: “As many terrible ups and downs as we’ve had over the years and as hard as 2017 was for some, we have made something we are very proud of. Something we could funnel into the aural and visual, and something that is bound to crush us and you. We made a record that is a window in time. A chronicling of what life was during it and an album we could call home for a bit.”

“Don’t dance with the devil too often – sometimes he takes the lead and takes you home.”

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The METAL ON THE HILL festival in the heart of the Austrian hills is getting ready for its 3rd edition! Between August 17th – 18th 2018 heavy music fans will celebrate a highclass line-up at the probably most beautiful venue Austria has to offer – the Kasematten in Graz.

Today we are proud to announce another stunning band and welcome VAN CANTO to next year’s METAL ON THE HILL!

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EPICA – launch ‘Beyond The Matrix’ music video!

EPICA – launch ‘Beyond The Matrix’ music video!

2017-01-11 – Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have launched the new music video for ‘Beyond The Matrix’ taken from the band’s latest album »The Holographic Principle«.

Frontwoman Simone Simons comments: “The energy that lives within ‘Beyond the Matrix’ is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind. The video embodies the spirit and liveliness of EPICA. Transcend together with us and shine past the sky”

EPICA’s guitar player Mark Jansen continues “Beyond the Matrix is one of my favorite tracks to play live from our new album, as it makes the crowd go wild, so I’m happy we are releasing a video of it. We have managed to catch the energy of the song and translate it into images (& words). The song is dealing about us humans, being caught in a matrix (an illusion) because of our excessive thinking. We have lost control over our lives and accept the illusion as ‘the one reality’. But if we manage to free ourselves from those shackles and become masters of our thoughts again, we can make a huge step forward in collective consciousness and will be able to look beyond the borders of our matrix. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride!!!”

The video can be viewed on EPICA‘s official YouTube page:


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