Eradikator release new single and announce album details

Eradikator release new single and announce album details

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UK heavy metal quartet ERADIKATOR return with new single 'Poisoned To Sorrow' and announce the release of new album Obscura, set for 3rd August via Divebomb Records.

Check out 'Poisoned To Sorrow' here: https://youtu.be/GmM0Gk2rTRU

Hailing from the birthplace of heavy metal - Birmingham, England - ERADIKATOR are a four-piece heavy metal outfit that initially set out to create face-melting, ear-shredding metal that would make even the most hardened ears haemorrhage liquid steel. Back with Divebomb Records for their third consecutive release - following Dystopia (2013) and Edge of Humanity (2015) - the U.K. quartet has, however, broadened its palette and focused on masterfully crafted song writing with forthcoming nine-song full-length, Obscura.

Speaking of the new album, guitarist Andy MacNevin comments, "Obscura is about addressing the darker side of the human psyche. It's a concept album that deals with the different stages of grief and how they impact the mind, looking at how we manage those feelings and ultimately try to move forward whilst not forgetting that which we have lost."

Recorded once more with renowned producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, At the Gates, Evile) at The Parlour Recording Studio, Obscura's 47-minute journey demonstrates a compositional raising-of-the-bar and a move away from their traditional thrash roots. From the undeniable hooks of opener 'Nightmare Dawning,' ERADIKATOR's first-rate brand of meaty-yet-melodic metal grows increasingly diverse - take, for example, the echoes of acts such as Mastodon or Gojira in 'Hourglass,' or the unanticipatedly bluesy intro to the epic 'I Want to Believe.'

Further elaborating on Obscura's lyrical direction, bassist/vocalist Pat Cox adds, "It's about the sense of loss we find within ourselves and the propensity to dwell on and be blinded by grief - following the journey through the sorrow and darkness, reaching the end, and coming out the other side scarred but wiser."

"Growth" and "maturity" are all too often subtle signs of decline with regard to the heavy metal landscape, but ERADIKATOR have executed this impressively ambitious evolution to utter perfection, and Obscura is sure to remain a benchmark album amidst the group's growing discography.

Check the band out on one of the following dates:

20.07 - The Asylum, Birmingham
03.08 - O2 Institute, Birmingham
30.08 - Venue tbc, Bristol
07.09 - The Queen's Head, Nuneaton
26.09 - The Chameleon, Nottingham

More information:

https://www.eradikator.com
https://www.facebook.com/eradikatoruk/

Track Listing:   1) NIGHTMARE DAWNING 2) POISONED TO SORROW 3) REVOLVE 4) HAUNTING 5) HOURGLASS 6) EYES OF OLD 7) BOUND TO YOU 8) I WANT TO BELIEVE 9) THE SIREN SONG

Track Listing:

1) NIGHTMARE DAWNING
2) POISONED TO SORROW
3) REVOLVE
4) HAUNTING
5) HOURGLASS
6) EYES OF OLD
7) BOUND TO YOU
8) I WANT TO BELIEVE
9) THE SIREN SONG

Welsh rock trio JUNIOR announce headline tour and stream new single

Welsh rock trio JUNIOR announce headline tour and stream new single

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Welsh rock band JUNIOR have announced their UK headline tour in support of their anticipated debut full-length, Beautiful Life, to be released 2nd August.

Tickets on general sale on Friday 21st June. Dates are as follows:

August
2nd - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
4th - Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
5th - Glasgow Hug & Pint
6th - Manchester Star & Garter
7th - London Club 229
8th - Cheltenham Frog and Fiddle
9th - Sheffield Record Junkee

The band have also released their new single 'Don't Know What I'd Do', the second from Beautiful Life.

Watch and stream: https://lnk.to/Junior-DontKnowWhatIdDo

Pre-order the album: www.musicofjunior.com

In the words of guitarist Matt Attard: "This song is about finding someone who pulls you out of a dark place, when you feel like you’re at your lowest. It could be a partner, a friend, or just anyone who has a positive impact on your life. It’s about being thankful for that interaction, even if you can’t verbalise how grateful you are."

"I feel like the imagery of the track is quite abstract, because sometimes it’s hard to articulate how you feel about the people you love, especially with the toxic expectation put on men to suppress their feelings, so you do what you can to describe it. Space plays an important part in this record thematically, as it can be seen as so aspirational and full of wonder, but at the same time, the idea of being lost in space seem so isolating and scary. I think ‘I Don’t Know What I’d Do’ leans heavily on those themes because we’ve all felt scared and alone, but opening up and letting someone in can help you gain a whole new perspective. This was a great one to put together in the studio, as we got to use 7-string guitars to make really interesting textures. It’s the kind of instrument that’s mainly reserved for heavy metal, but we wanted to get out of our comfort zone and experiment - with the added bonus of getting to pretend to be Slipknot for a day!"

These themes underpin JUNIOR's first album and are key to the band's own identity. Beyond this, the band's drummer Si Martin is known for running mental health non-profit Heads Above The Waves, which raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people.

In addition to Si, JUNIOR's vocalist/bassist is well-known WWE wrestler Mark Andrews who performs weekly on NXT, 205 Live and NXT UK to an audience of millions. Guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Attard writes theme tunes for wrestlers, balancing his time against JUNIOR's increasingly busy schedule.

The band's vital message does not detract from the fact that JUNIOR are, above all else, a fun band. The highly versatile and impressively mature debut brings to mind elements of Blink-182, Biffy Clyro, and Jimmy Eat World, breaking beyond anthemic pop-punk tropes to create a highly irresistible first offering to all fans of modern rock.

In their short history, JUNIOR have already played Download Festival, toured Canada, headlined London's The Dome and received significant support from Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Alt Press and many more.

For more information:

http://facebook.com/musicofjunior
http://twitter.com/musicofjunior
http://musicofjunior.com/
http://youtube.com/musicofjunior
http://instagram.com/musicofjunior

Tracklisting:  1. Girls and Boys   2. Playing The Part   3. Day of the Dead   4. Don’t Know What I’d Do   5. When the Tower Falls   6. Baby Blue   7. P.Y.D (Feat. Elijah)  8. Hey Becka   9. [interlude]   10. Brick by Brick   11. Dramatic   12. Beautiful Life   13. Where and When

Tracklisting:

1. Girls and Boys

2. Playing The Part

3. Day of the Dead

4. Don’t Know What I’d Do

5. When the Tower Falls

6. Baby Blue

7. P.Y.D (Feat. Elijah)

8. Hey Becka

9. [interlude]

10. Brick by Brick

11. Dramatic

12. Beautiful Life

13. Where and When

Norwegian hardcore troupe OBERST stream new single and sign to Indie Recordings

Norwegian hardcore troupe OBERST stream new single and sign to Indie Recordings

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Norwegian hardcore punk quartet OBERST have released their new single 'A Stranger Place Pt. 2' having signed with Indie Recordings.

Premiered via Everything Is Noise, you can now watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJGtwLa5VfQ

Stream and purchase: https://believemusic.lnk.to/AStrangerPlacePtII

The band comment on the single: “The song is about driving head on in to dangerous and uncharted territory, knowing, and almost rejoicing in the fact that it ultimately will take a toll on you. The title refers to the song 'A Stranger Place', from our first EP, which is basically about the exact same thing. The title also flirts a little with the very elaborate song titles of older progressive rock songs

"The music video for 'A Stranger Place Pt. 2' is just a crazy, weird, fast paced and a little humorous assault on the senses. The visual expression matches the lyrical theme of the song, which is about uncharted, weird and dangerous places to explore. The music video definitely takes place in a weird space."

The Oslo-based group blend their many influences seamlessly into a unique sound, a heady mixture of hardcore, post-metal, punk, and progressive metal.

Originally formed around the mutual interest in music rather than any particular genre, OBERSTlater found common ground in bands like Mastodon, Baroness, Converge and Cult of Luna.

The release of their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim and praised locally as "some of the best metal produced in Norway for a long time".

Following the success of their EP the band have signed with Indie Recordings for their anticipated debut full-length.

Guitarist Dennis Estensen comments: "The process of making this album took a lot of effort and a long time for us. I feel we really took a giant leap from our debut EP in terms of songwriting and production. We’re really proud to finally release it to the world, and even more proud to get this out with Indie Recordings behind the release. I feel this record is going to sound fresh and exciting for a lot of people, not just for the typical rock & metal-fan."

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/oberstoberst
https://shop.indierecordings.no/

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CONJURER announce UK and EU headline tour

CONJURER announce UK and EU headline tour

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CONJURER are to tour the UK and Europe in October with support from Earth Moves, LLNN (select dates) and Armed for Apocalypse.

The news follows the band's huge Download Festival debut and their signing to Nuclear Blast(non-UK, Europe).

General on-sale tickets available from Wednesday 19th June.
Pre-sale for London and Manchester available now: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/conjurer-tickets

Dates:

19.10 Haarlem, NL - Patronaat (tickets)
20.10 Hamburg, DE - Headcrash (tickets)
21.10 Berlin, DE - Maze (tickets)
22.10 Cologne, DE - MTC (tickets)

24.10 Nottingham, UK - Beta (tickets)
25.10 Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter (tickets)
26.10 Glasgow, UK - The Attic (tickets)
27.10 Leeds, UK - The Key Club (tickets)
28.10 Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights (tickets)
29.10 London, UK - Boston Music Rooms* (tickets)
30.10 Birmingham, UK - The Flapper* (tickets)

*with LLNN

The band comment: "A year and a half from the release of Mire and we're delighted to hand-pick some of our favourite bands and good friends to come along with us on tour. We're working hard to bring some new elements to our live show that will be new to everyone and these are likely to be the last headline shows on Mire - this is not one to miss."

2019 is witness to CONJURER's rise as one of the most exciting and talked-about new metal bands, following the group's first US tour earlier this year, with Rivers of Nihil, Entheos and Wolf King. CONJURER are also to release their collaborative album with UK post-metal troupe PIJN entitled Curse These Metal Hands on 16th August (Holy Roar Records), a celebration of the power of uplifting heavy music.

CONJURER will also be touring North America in Autumn, their second tour of the region in six months. CONJURER will support Revocation and Voivod across the US and Canada alongside Psycroptic and Skeletal Remains throughout September and October. The tour also includes four dates with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, and Take Offense, and one with Eluveitie and Ensiferum.

CONJURER's debut LP Mire (March 2018, Holy Roar Records) was critically acclaimed globally, landed multiple 'album of the year' lists and garnered awards nominations from the likes of Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, and the Heavy Music Awards.

Championed by Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, BBC R1, AV Club, Upset, MetalSucks, Metal Hammer DE, Fuze (DE), Rock Tribune (BE) and more, CONJURER fast became the young metal band from the UK in 2018. CONJURER's 2018 included their first ever EU tour, subsequent dates with Will Haven and Conan; and sets at UK Tech-Fest, 2000trees, Bloodstock Open Air, ArcTanGent Festival (two sets), and Euroblast Festival.

Watch the band's videos:

The Mire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYK2DsL_4o
Retch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLyTcuQYT9I
Choke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDK56BamkxM

For more information:

http://www.facebook.com/conjureruk
http://www.twitter.com/conjureruk
http://www.instagram.com/conjureruk

http://www.holyroarrecords.com/

Further live dates:

14.06 Download Festival, Donington
24.06 Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (w/ Will Haven)
26.06 229 The Venue, London (w/ Will Haven)
11.07 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham
15.08 ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH share music video for 'Fell In My Hole'

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH share music video for 'Fell In My Hole'

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH share their official music video for the song 'Fell In My Hole'. The track is taken from their new album When The World becomes Undone which was released earlier this year via Long Branch Records / SPV. The video was shot by Joel Nilsson (Maluha Media) and Tony Jelencovich in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Singer and guitarist Sal Abruscato about the video: "We did not want to do the typical performance video of a band onstage. We wanted to give more to the story of manic depression. When we had the opportunity to work with Joel and Tony and film in Gothenburg, Sweden, we felt that is was gonna be special, something that will draw the viewer into that world."

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH will return to Europe in the autumn for their Season Of The Dead Tour 2019. Tickets are already on sale, dates are below.

16.10.19 IT, Milan - Legend Club
18.10.19 RO, Timisoara - Capcana
19.10.19 RO, Bucharest - Metal Gates Festival
20.10.19 BG, Sofia - Mixtape5
22.10.19 AT, Vienna - Viper Room
23.10.19 CZ, Ostrava - Barrack Club
24.10.19 DE, Dresden - Beatpol
25.10.19 DE, Leipzig - UT Connewitz
26.10.19 DE, Geislingen - MieV
27.10.19 DE, Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
28.10.19 DE, Cologne - Helios37
29.10.19 DE, Bielefeld - Movie
30.10.19 NL, Rotterdam - Baroeg
31.10.19 UK, Milton Keynes - The Crauford Arms
01.11.19 UK, TBA
02.11.19 UK, TBA
03.11.19 IE, Dublin - The Grand Social
04.11.19 UK, TBA
05.11.19 UK, London - Underworld

Beauty often blossoms at the root of darkness. A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH siphon strangely blissful melodies from apocalyptic heavy metal awash in swells of cavernous gothic keys and grunge song-craft. The band continue to excavate vulnerability from venom on their anxiously awaited third full-length album, When The World Becomes Undone. A delicate dichotomy drives the avowed and acclaimed “Brooklyn Lords of Doom.”

“It’s our signature combination of seemingly depressing and dark musical tones with unexpectedly pretty melodies,” affirms Sal Abruscato. “There’s a hypnotic phenomenon that happens when you take super heavy riffs and add a harmonic sensibility. It allows you to drift off and zone out.”

The new album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf, Yes, Sepultura, Halford) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering while the artwork was once again created by Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Cradle of Filth).

When The World Becomes Undone is available to stream / purchase here: https://aphnd.lnk.to/wtwbu

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TIDES FROM NEBULA announce new album via Long Branch Records

TIDES FROM NEBULA announce new album via Long Branch Records

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After a three year break, TIDES FROM NEBULA, one of the most respected European instrumental bands, will return with their much anticipated fifth studio album From Voodoo to Zen. It will be their first album as a trio and is scheduled to be released on 20th September 2019 via Long Branch Records (SPV) and Mystic Production.

"It seems that being a three piece made us work harder and challenged us to write better music. I’m pretty sure this is one of the reasons the album ended up sounding so rich and epic," states guitarist Maciej Karbowski. "Musically and visually this new record is a sidestep for us, which came subconsciously. We just followed our gut feeling and as we were recording in our own recording studio, we could work on every small detail and I am sure that this album will develop with every listen. We are super curious about the listener's reaction."

Check out current single 'Dopamine' here: https://youtu.be/L6piXf6TQqo

From Voodoo to Zen is available for pre-order here
https://tidesfromnebula.lnk.to/fromvoodootozen

From Voodoo to Zen is without a doubt the most epic and huge sounding album that TIDES FROM NEBULAR have created so far. The LP is self produced and recorded by the band at Nebula Studio as well as mixed and mastered by Jacek Miłaszewski at 4dB Ride.

Line-up:
Maciej Karbowski - Guitar / Keys
Przemek Węgłowski - Bass / Keys
Tomasz Stołowski - Drums

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/tidesfromnebulaofficial/
http://tidesfromnebula.com

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UNPROCESSED release second single 'Fear' from upcoming new album

UNPROCESSED release second single 'Fear' from upcoming new album

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German progressive metal virtuosos UNPROCESSED have released a stunning one-shot music video for the second single 'Abandoned', taken from new album Artificial Void. The second full-length and successor of last year's Covenant is set to be released on 9th August 2019 via Long Branch Records as exclusive bundles, limited 2-LP, CD and digital.

Watch the video to 'Abandoned' here: https://youtu.be/s8V5VtMCDV0

Artificial Void is now available for pre-order here: https://Unprocessed.lnk.to/ArtificialVoid

UNPROCESSED have also been announced as support to Animals As Leaders and Car Bomb in Germany ahead of their summer festival run, which includes a performance at the UK's Radar Festival.

Dates:

26/06 - DE - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (with Animals As Leaders, Car Bomb)
27/06 - DE - Cologne - Kantine (with Animals As Leaders, Car Bomb)
04/07 - DE - Nordheim - Sunstorm Festival
07/07 - IT - Milan - Dissonance Festival
03/08 - UK - Guildford - Radar Festival
08/08 - CZ - Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
10/08 - DE - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Record Release Party)
16/08 - DE - Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival

After label debut album Covenant gained worldwide attention with its stunning guitar work and a fresh take on the djent and metalcore genres, UNPROCESSED's new music has been highly anticipated.

UNPROCESSED are:

Manuel Gardner Fernandes - Vocals, Guitars
Christoph Schultz - Guitars
Christopher Talosi - Guitars
David Levy - Bass
Leon Pfeifer - Drums

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/Unprocessedofficial/
http://www.spv.de/portfolio/long-branch-records/

Track-listing:  1. Prototype  2. Artificial Void  3. Ruins  4. Fear  5. Abandoned  6. House Of Waters  7. Avatar  8. Antler's Decay  9. Down The Spine  10. Another Sky  11. The Movements, Their Echoes  12. Closure

Track-listing:

1. Prototype
2. Artificial Void
3. Ruins
4. Fear
5. Abandoned
6. House Of Waters
7. Avatar
8. Antler's Decay
9. Down The Spine
10. Another Sky
11. The Movements, Their Echoes
12. Closure

Electronic/math/post-rock duo AIMING FOR ENRIKE release new single

Electronic/math/post-rock duo AIMING FOR ENRIKE release new single

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Maverick electro/math/post-rock duo AIMING FOR ENRIKE have unveiled their new single and video for 'Don't Hassle The Hoff', released June 14th via Pekula Records.

The video, premiered via Echoes & Dust, is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8OgmZTtuXk

Purchase/stream: https://orcd.co/donthasslethehoff

It’s safe to say that AIMING FOR ENRIKE’s fame is mostly thanks to their frenetic, wild and engaging live shows – having toured extensively in USA, India, Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, England and Germany for several years.

The duo are known for experimenting with noisy musical transformations and frenetic sonic attacks, but increasingly are shifting their focus towards the club and dancefloor. The result - more futuristic, funky and increasingly communal music.

Imagine a combination of Talking Heads, Jon Hopkins, Three Trapped Tigers, The Algorithm and you'll come close to the sounds created by AIMING FOR ENRIKE.

Energy and explosiveness have always been key musical factors for AIMING FOR ENRIKE, and there’s no doubt that the band live entirely live in their own universe, where everything revolves around insane instrumental chemistry and sparks flying between drummer Simen Følstad Nilsen and Tobias Ørnes Andersen.

The duo are on the road nonstop this year - watch them at one of the following shows:

29.6.19 - Salzburg Dawn Summerfest, Austria
19.7.19 - Leeuwarden Welcome To The Village Festival, Netherlands
27.7.19 - Hogival, Ostfold, Norway
17.8.19 - ArcTanGent, Bristol, UK

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VALIS ABLAZE have announced a UK Headline tour with Derange in support

VALIS ABLAZE have announced a UK Headline tour with Derange in support

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British progressive metal band VALIS ABLAZE have announced a headline tour across the UK in support of new album Render. Set for release on 19th July 2019 via Long Branch Records, Render is the band's second full-length and successor of last year's Boundless.

With support from Derange, catch VALIS ABLAZE on one of he following dates:

01/09 The Lanes, Bristol
02/09 The Victoria, Birmingham
03/09 Satan's Hollow, Manchester
04/09 Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
05/09 B2 Venue, Norwich
06/09 229, London
07/09 The Key Club, Leeds

The band are also appearing at the following festivals this year:

05/07 - Tech-fest, Newark
03/08 - Radar, Guildford
31/09 - Burn It Down, Torquay
30/09 - Euroblast, Cologne Germany

Watch the video to current single 'Hollow Heart' here: https://youtu.be/72pXQoLXapE

Render is available for pre-order here: https://ValisAblaze.lnk.to/Render

VALIS ABLAZE set out to provide an intriguing alternative to the progressive metal norm with prominent swells of creative ingenuity, thought out details and subtle complexities that will keep the listener returning again and again.

After the success of the 2017 Insularity EP produced by Drewsif Stalin, VALIS ABLAZE presented an even more refined sound with their debut album Boundless, produced by Justin Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Bury Tomorrow): low end grooves juxtaposed with soaring vocal lines, crisp milton-cleans and atmospheric synths, all driven by intricate rhythm work and growling bass - a huge spectrum of energy, emotion, power and beauty.

Two years of playing the EP and the album on the road around Europe with bands such as Monuments, The Contortionist, Dead Letter Circus and Vola has only further inspired the band. They have since worked hard on their follow up to Spring 2018's Boundless, with their Sophomore album, Render.

Render, mixed and mastered by James Wisner (Paramore, Underoath, Hands Like Houses), seeks to push past the obstacles that listeners may find with a concept album and aims to find a favourite song for everyone.

For more information:
https://www.instagram.com/valis_ablaze/
https://www.facebook.com/valisablaze

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