ARCHITECTS have released their highly anticipated, eighth album ‘Holy Hell’ through Epitaph Records yesterday November 9th 2018.
The release, which at times seemed as impossible as possible, has already been heralded as a “cathartic, emotional stunner” (Kerrang! 5/5), “a victory” (Metal Hammer 8/10) and led Upset Magazine to place the band on their current November cover, give ‘Holy Hell’ a 5/5 review and state “Rather than echo what’s come before, Architects have taken the baton and run with it. This is the story of what comes next.”
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NORTHWARD, is the hard rock project from well-renowned musicians Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind), who will be releasing their debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.
The project sees a step away from both musicians normal style and approach and is a very diverse album. It was during the ‘All Star Jam’ at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when current Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad first performed together on stage for some cover songs. Their mutual love for hard rock bought them together and they composed an album quickly after in 2008 but due to their other music commitments that album was put on hold until now, with the release being ten year’s later after it was first made. Floor seized the opportunity to get the project back on track in 2017 when Nightwish took a break and luckily it was time, so 2018 will finally see the release of their anticipated musical side project Northward.
With 15-million streams worldwide, “Dance Macabre” is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost. Today, “Dance Macabre” is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut. You can check out the track and its companion animated visual here.
An energetic blend of new-wave and heavy progressive rock, FOUR STROKE BARON is the latest band to join the Prosthetic roster. Comprised of three members — Kirk Witt on guitars and vocals, Matt Vallarino on drums, and Keegan Ferrari on bass — the group crafts massive and immersive soundscapes juxtaposed over catchy, pop-like song structures. It is this penchant for blending familiar sounds and styles into something altogether new that has allowed the band to undergo a dramatic metamorphosis from their humble beginnings improvising in a shed outside of Reno, Nevada, to preparing for the debut of their second full-length album, Planet Silver Screen, due out on Prosthetic Records on November 9th.