POLYPHIA debut new single and accompanying  video featuring Lewis Grant

POLYPHIA debut new single and accompanying video featuring Lewis Grant

The undisputed greatest metal band in the world, POLYPHIA, blessed fans yesterday with their latest single 'Look But Don’t Touch' alongside the accompanying video for the track. Featuring LA-based singer Lewis Grant, the track marks the second time the band has found a vocalist worthy of collaboration, following their partnering with Cuco on the single 'So Strange' from their 2018 breakout full-length, New Levels New Devils.

Watch 'Look But Don't Touch' here: https://youtu.be/J7aAKMzi4zw

Purchase / stream here: polyphia.lnk.to/LBDT

New Levels New Devils reached #27 in the UK Progressive Music Chart and landed hard on the US Billboard charts, hitting #1 on Independent Albums, #2 on Current Alternative, #3 on Vinyl, #4 on Current Rock, #6 on Digital and #61 on the Top 200. The band also achieved 27 million streams on Spotify in 2018.

The record features guests from all over the map including singer-songwriter Cuco, guitarists Ichika, Mateus Asato, Jason Richardson, Erick Hansel and Mario Camarenafrom Chon, and Yvette Young from CovetNew Levels New Devils also marked a shift into uncharted territory where the band further blurred the lines of genre by partnering with Y2K (Killy, Yung Bans) and Judge (Migos & Marshmello, Young Thug) to help produce the majority of the tracks. Since the album release, Polyphia have been playing sold out shows across the US, Asia, and the UK as well as their first shows in India. The start of the new year also brought the announcement of signature Ibanez guitars for both Tim Henson and Scott LePage, solidifying their places as modern guitar gods. 

Polyphia have kicked off their U.S. headline tour which runs from 1st April to 5th May with support from I The Mighty and Tides of Man.

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Sworn Amongst stream new single 'Enslaved'

Sworn Amongst stream new single 'Enslaved'

British metal heavyweights SWORN AMONGST have released new single 'Enslaved', the second single taken from new EP Reclamation, set for release on 12 April via Famined Records.

Premiered via Metal Injection, check it out here: YouTube

Pre-order Reclamation here: https://faminedrecords.lnk.to/reclamation

The band have also announced a number of European tour dates and festivals this summer including Camden rocks, Hop Fest, Badger Fest and Castle Fest. see below for dates.

Reclamation is five tracks of crushing low-tuned riffs, bouncy grooves and giant hooks. It's the band's first release since 2015 Under a Titan Sky, an album highly praised by the press and metal community, and they've come back even bigger and stronger with this EP.

The band will also be touring the UK/EU relentlessly and also embark on a festival run performing at HammerfestCamden Rocks and more.

It's surely no wonder why the the UK's SWORN AMONGST have such a loyal fan base and following ever since establishing in 2004. Nailing constant tours across UK and Europe, the metal five piece have grabbed crowds by the throat and punished them with their jaw dropping live show, something the band thrive on and without fail. nail on a daily basis. Sworn Amongst have had the pleasure of touring with the likes of Annihilator, Gama Bomb, The Rotted, Man Must Die, Bonded By Blood, Our Hollow, Our Home, Susperia, Evile, Breed 77 and more, many times stealing the limelight and proving this unit, quite simply have what it takes to climb the ladder three steps at a time and overtake many of their peers.

The collective's live performance has also landed them support slots to influential peers such as Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Meshuggah, The Faceless, Dark Tranquillity, Bleed From Within,Sylosis, Anthrax and While She Sleeps alongside multiple festival appearances including Download, Hammerfest and Bloodstock.

Catch the band live on one of these dates:

29/04 Bratislava – Slovakia
30/04 Chrudim – Czech Republic
01/05 Frydek-Mistek – Czech Republic
02/05 Brno – Czech Republic
03/05 Nitra – Slovakia
01/06 Casks, Scarbourough
02/06 Camden Rocks, London
29/06 Hop Fest, Northampton
28/09 Castlefest, Luton
05/10  Alt Fest, Derby
19/10 BadgerFest, Manchester 

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NOIJA release video for brand new single 'Rebirth'

NOIJA release video for brand new single 'Rebirth'

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Swedish alt-rock band NOIJA have released a video for their single 'Rebirth', their first new material since 2018's Come Closer EP, which includes re-imagined versions of tracks from their 2017 debut album Colorblind. 

Premiered via Dreambound, watch the video here: https://youtu.be/emGSYNVJhTM

For fans of PVRISBring Me The Horizon and new-era Being As An Ocean, 'Rebirth' introduces the quartet's next chapter and shows further growth in their craftmanship, as ambience blends through bold choruses in the hauntingly beautiful track. 

Stream or purchase 'Rebirth' here: https://fanlink.to/thisisrebirth

NOIJA will tour the UK and Europe with Griever later this month, before returning to Sweden to play a one-off show supporting Atreyu

Full live dates: 

26.04.2019 - London UK, The Black Heart*
27.04.2019 - Sheffield UK, Mulberrry Bar*
28.04.2019 - Bournemouth UK, The Anvil*
30.04.2019 - Landshut DE, Poschinger Villa*
01.05.2019 - Prague CZ, Cross Club*
02.05.2019 - Teisendorf DE, S Pub*
03.05.2019 - Chemnitz DE, Transit*
04.05.2019 - Erfurt DE, Predigkeller*
05.05.2019 - Bremen DE, Tower Musikclub*
30.05.2019 - Stockholm SE, Fryshuset^

* w/ Griever
^ w/ Atreyu

NOIJA's debut album Colourblind, which was released in October 2017, has reached over one million streams on Spotify, with Alternative Press featuring them as a 'Hot New Band' and Impericon shortlisting them in their Top 25 Next Generation 2019. 

NOIJA are:

Vocals - Nick Serlstedt
Bass - Max Mauritsson
Guitar/vocals - Ludvig Ottosson
Drums - Daniel Lundgren

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Entertainment One sign TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, new song 'Moonshine' available now

Entertainment One sign TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, new song 'Moonshine' available now

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Entertainment One (eOne) have singed Texas USA rock band TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION to a worldwide deal, and will release a brand new LP from the band this spring.
 
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION have released a new song called 'Moonshine', which is available on all digital platforms. 'Moonshine' is also available as an iTunes instant grat track, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will receive the track as an instant download.

Check it out on YouTube and Spotify
 
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will release new album  High In The Saddle, on 31st May 2019. High in the Saddle is a record full of unashamed, full-throttle ass kicking. It’s the band’s second pairing with producer Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Rob Zombie) and sixth album overall, on the heels of their #2. 2 Billboard Heatseekers slab, Dark Side of Black. Pre-orders available now. 

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/THChighinthesaddle
 
Album number six kicks off with the alarmingly catchy slither of 'Moonshine'. It oozes everything the band stands for and smells like. A true TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga.
 
Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it. 
 
BIG DAD RITCH captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hellraisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, the band has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times. 
 
Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”
 
“I’m just out to have fun, man,” Ritch says with genuine modesty. “I never look at this as something I have to do. It’s something I /get/ to do. I just thank the Lord above that He has given me this talent that has allowed me to garner these wonderful things in life.” 
 
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 continues to ride or die for truth-telling, unashamed, Red Dirt Metal badassery, winning over new acolytes every damn day. As Blabbermouth once asked:“How many more reasons do you need to try a little THC? Everybody’s doing it.

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Danish Blackgaze Powerhouse MØL Reissue Their First Two EPs as One Package

Danish Blackgaze Powerhouse MØL Reissue Their First Two EPs as One Package

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Holy Roar take great pride in announcing the reissue of MØL’s first two EP’s,  I and II on June 7th 2019, accentuating the formative years of one of Denmark’s brightest lights in metal.

Where debut LP JORD fully fleshed out their shoegaze-meets-black metal formula to masterful effect, these two early releases showcase the band in a much more raw and unfiltered environment. Not to be confused as lesser-than material or relegated to subpar, I and II both simmer and boil between the ethereal and the vicious. Choice tracks such as ‘Airy’ and ‘Kathexis’present this dichotomy in dizzying fashion, the later pulling deftly from My Bloody Valentine andDrop Nineteens just as much as Altar of Plagues or Deafheaven.

Remastered and repackaged, MØL’s I and II are given a new life entirely. The hybrid of black metal and shoegaze has never sounded quite as spellbinding or masterful as it does in MØL’scase.

After a busy year following the release of their debut album in 2018, MØL have spent their time relentlessly touring, gigging and playing to festival audiences, including supporting Ghost Bathacross Europe and more recently with an incredible appearance at the Gaffa Awards in Denmark. Now the band are set to tour Europe with Rivers of Nihil and Black Crown Initiate. The tour will start with a run of German dates in September, and end in October with a show in Belgium.

Dates are as follows:

0.09.19 Germany, Berlin – Cassiopeia
21.09.19 Germany, Leipzig – Felsenkeller
22.09.19 Germany, Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
23.09.19 Czech Rep, Prague – Nova Chmelnice
24.09.19 Austria, Vienna – Arena
25.09.19 Germany, München – Backstage
26.09.19 Italy, Milano – Circolo Svolta
27.09.19 Switzerland, Aarau – Kiff
28.09.19 Germany, Bochum – Matrix
29.09.19 UK, Birmingham – Mama Roux
30.09.19 UK, Bristol – The Fleece
01.10.19 UK, Manchester – Rebellion
02.10.19 UK, London – The Dome
03.10.19 France, Paris – Gibus
04.10.19 Netherlands, Haarlem – Patronaat
05.10.19 Belgium, Antwerp – Trix


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LORD DYING stream new single 'Freed from the Pressures of Time'

LORD DYING stream new single 'Freed from the Pressures of Time'

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Portland USA sludge metal unit LORD DYING have released new single 'Freed from the Pressures of Time', taken from the forthcoming album Mysterium Tremendum which is set for release on 26th April via Entertainment One (eOne).

Premiered via Decibel, check it out here: https://youtu.be/HN0RsH1cX80 

Mysterium Tremendum is the long-awaited new full-length from Portland progressive sludge metal merchants LORD DYING. Captured at Los Angeles' West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mysterium Tremendum is a monolithic, riff-heavy concept album boasting eleven heaving tracks examining the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife.

In advance of the record’s release, Decibel Magazine premiered second single, 'Freed From The Pressures Of Time.' Issues guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson of the brooding tune, “This track is pretty experimental and progressive for us; we’re very psyched with how it turned out. The song itself is a derivative of a dream that The Dreamer/protagonist of the album is having, longing for death; A paradox for an immortal entity.”
 
An emotionally satisfying record, lyrically and musically Mysterium Tremendum's exploration of death goes beyond the mere longing for it in order to see what lies beyond ('Lacerated Psyche' is about the death of Evans' sister). There are many layers to it - you might even find parallels between the record's concept and life itself. It's a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, LORD DYING have themselves found new life.

"We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death," says LORD DYING guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson about the band's third studio album Mysterium Tremendum.

LORD DYING's Mysterium Tremendum will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats. For pre-order options go to smarturl.it/LordDyingMT.
 
While the new record centres around death, it focuses more on what awaits us on the other side while also exploring our culture's fear of dying, and the struggles with our own mortality. The ideas for the concept have been kicking around for some time, but it's fitting that they're only now coming to fruition.
 
At the core of these Portland, Oregon, heavy metal titans is Olson and guitarist Chris Evans, who've been making music together since fifth grade. They formed LORD DYING before they had a name or a record when another Portland powerhouse Red Fang beckoned them to open some shows for them in 2010. Two records and countless live performances - including tours with Voivod and Crowbar - followed.
 
Mysterium Tremendum is the record Olson and Evans have wanted to make since the band's inception. It's easily LORD DYING's most musically diverse album, but one that could only be made following the band's jackhammer 2013 debut Summon The Faithless, and 2015's brooding Poisoned Altars. "It's more along the lines of what we wanted to do early on," says Evans.
 
LORD DYING was already beginning to expand its musical palette - including moodier interludes and Olson's expanded vocal range - but Olson says once the decision was made to make a concept record, he and Evans pushed themselves to match the themes musically and vocally. You'll hear it in songs like 'The End Of Experience' and the floating 'Severed Forever,' which sees Olson melodically doubling his vocals before returning to his trademark growl. Shorter interludes like 'Tearing The Fabric Of Consciousness' and 'Even The Darkness Went Away' are stunning and fragile, like nothing the band has ever done.
 
Olson and Evans worked tirelessly on the songs together over the course of a year-and-a-half, using programmed drum parts, and sending ideas back and forth. As Olson puts it, "It was the first time we were really able to put things under a microscope." The songs were all but ready by the time they headed to Los Angeles' West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with engineer Mike Plotnikoff. L.A.-based bassist Matt Price and drummer Chase Manhattan jumped right in to bring these songs of death to life, and the results are huge and seamless.  
 
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FURY share new video & single 'Vacation'

FURY share new video & single 'Vacation'

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FURY have released new video and single, 'Vacation', taken from their anxiously awaited sophomore album, Failed Entertainment, coming 3rd May via Run For Cover Records.

Debuted on Consequence of Sound, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CKBpFNg3fI

Lyrically on 'Vacation', frontman Jeremy Stith references Harry Dean Stanton's discussion of "predestination and each humans' capabilities and their place in the world" Stith explains. "It's about how we will do what we do, and the outcomes will be what they will, and as much choice as we might have in the big scheme of things, the fact is just like earth, humans weren't here at one point, then we were, and soon we won't be anymore. Vacation is about grief and what comes along with it -- the denial, anger and the bargaining in situations where you come up short. We can only hope for acceptance that we are nothing, and Love is everything."

Failed Entertainment is FURY's take on the human experience, an attempt to describe every person's life and how it interacts with others through unmatched highs, desperate lows and mundane middles. As with their previous records, Failed Entertainment was recorded by Colin Knight and their own guitarist Madison Woodward at Paradise Records, in Anaheim, CA. This time, the band sought new surroundings and outside expertise, collaborating with engineerAndrew Oswald at Secret Bathroom Studios, mixing engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage. The new batch of songs shows growth in all directions: the slow parts more brooding, the melodies catchier, the lyrics out even further on the limb.

Forming in 2014, FURY have established themselves quickly. They built on the melodic legacy of Orange County by way of heavy, rhythmic, start-stop guitars and frontman Jeremy Stith's wordy, referential and poetic lyrics. In 2015, FURY released a demo on D.C.'s Mosher Delight Records and the Kingdom Come EP on Boston's Triple B Records in the same calendar year. Then, in 2016, came their debut LP on Triple B RecordsParamount. The debut full-length was met with respect from the hardcore community and praise from outsider critics, earning them support slots on tours with the likes of Power Trip, Sheer Mag, Turnstile and tours around the world including two in the UK in just a quick couple of years.

FURY kick off a short US tour with Gorilla Biscuits this week. See below for a list of dates and for more details on Failed Entertainment or to pre-order, go here.

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STATIC-X announce Wisconsin Death Trip 20th anniversary tour & memorial tribute to Wayne Static

STATIC-X announce Wisconsin Death Trip 20th anniversary tour & memorial tribute to Wayne Static

STATIC-X have announced the UK leg on their highly-anticipated 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' tour this Autumn, which will also serve as a memorial tribute to late vocalist Wayne Static.

Featuring support from SOiLWednesday 13 and Dope, the tour kicks off in Bristol on 24th September and concludes in Birmingham on 4th October.

“Our intention is to pay ultimate respect to Wayne and to celebrate the music that has been in all of our hearts for more than 20 years,” says bassist Tony Campos“It’s all about channeling the vibe from 1999 to the best of our ability and playing those classic STATIC-X songs live and loud.”
 
“Rehearsals have been awesome,” adds guitarist Koichi Fukuda. “The music and the vocals are sounding really great! I feel like Wayne would be proud.”
 
“We understand that people are naturally going to want to know more about who is singing,” says drummer Ken Jay“We have discussed this at great length and we came to the conclusion that at this time, it would be inappropriate for us to put the focus on anyone other than WayneTony, Koichi and myself. It feels like the best way for us to celebrate Wayne’s legacy, along with the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip, with all of our fans.”
 
In celebration of this announcement, STATIC-X have revealed an exclusive promotional video for the tour, including a never-before-seen clip of the band performing a newly-recorded version of their hit song “Push It”, featuring an unidentified vocalist. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/LILaR6Vyyx8 

Dates:

24 Sept - Bristol, SWX
25 Sept - Cardiff, Tramshed
26 Sept - London, Electric Ballroom
27 Sept - Nottingham, Rock City
28 Sept - Leeds, Stylus
29 Sept - Southampton, Engine Rooms
1 Oct - Newcastle, Northumbria Institute,
2 Oct - Glasgow, Garage
3 Oct - Manchester, The Ritz
4 Oct - Birmingham, O2 Institute

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RENDEZVOUS POINT share new single 'Apollo'

RENDEZVOUS POINT share new single 'Apollo'

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Norwegian progressive metal 5-piece RENDEZVOUS POINT share their new single / video, 'Apollo', the first track taken from their upcoming studio album Universal Chaos which will be released on 24th May via Long Branch Records.

Premiered via Prog magazine, watch 'Apollo' here: https://youtu.be/15PtSHxnmJY

Universal Chaos is available for pre-order here: https://rendezvouspoint.lnk.to/universalchaos

RENDEZVOUS POINT commented making the video for 'Apollo': "We were very certain from the beginning that we wanted to make 'Apoll'o our first single and music video. It had this energy to it that we thought would appeal to the fans, and also represented a fresh direction in our sound. Plus we got a lot of positive feedback from it when we played it live. Originally we were going to shoot the video in Oslo, but Geirmund found a huge abandoned factory just outside of Kristiansand, so we decided to shoot there instead. And it turned out to be the perfect location. A dirty place, with a huge room in it, where it looked like it had been a zombie apocalypse. 

"Troll Toftenes, who shot and produced the video, took some time to think out a story we could have in the video. We loved the idea he had, so we ended up going for it. Him and Baard went to the largest costume warehouse in Oslo, rented a bunch of post-apocalyptic looking clothes, and we ended up shooting a story that we thought was really cool. However it was really, really cold to be outside in winter Norway two days straight for shooting. Geirmund also managed to gather his students as extras for the videos, and they must have frozen to death, standing still behind us while we were playing and shooting the video. But all in all it was worth it, and the video ended up looking pretty badass."


RENDEZVOUS POINT deliver a fierce and hard hitting energy bomb in the realm of progressive metal. With highly educated and skilled musicians, they are able to push the boundaries within the genre, creating a larger than life sounding experience for the listener as well as for themselves. With heavy drums, rumbling bass, raw guitars, large synthesizer sounds and powerful vocals, they explore new areas of the genre, daring to expand upon that which is already there. 

After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Solar Storm in 2015, they shook the progressive metal scene, shocking the audience and reviewers with their tight, solid and heavy live performance.

RENDEZVOUS POINT are now ready with their second studio album, taking their music to an even higher level. Universal Chaos continues the bands playfulness with advanced rhythms and sonic depth. 

The band are Geirmund Hansen on vocals, Baard Kolstad on drums (Leprous), Petter Hallaråker on guitar, Nicolay Tangen Svennæs on keyboards (Ihsahn, Bernhoft, Emilie Nicolas) and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass.

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