Post-hardcore band SECRETS stream new track; tease LP details

Post-hardcore band SECRETS stream new track; tease LP details

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US post-hardcore band SECRETS have streamed a new track ahead of their European and UK tour.

First streaming via Rock Sound, you can now listen to 'Five Years' here:

Teasing news of their highly-anticipated new album, the band state: 

"'Five Years' is pure anger. It's about trying to explain to someone that you don't want them in your life anymore, not just as your significant other, but even as an acquaintance and they just don't get it. We all enjoyed writing "Five Years" because it takes us back to our heavy side a bit and it's the first song that we got to fully unleash Wade and showcase how great of a vocalist he is. This will be Wade's second record with the band and since having him we have finally found a sound that we are all proud of.

The band has been locked up in studios with different producers writing and recording this record for basically an entire year. over that time we also moved from Rise Records to Made In The Shade. We felt that Made In The Shade would offer us more opportunities and the means to record the best record possible and they absolutely helped immensely with the process."

The Californian group are readying themselves for their fourth LP. Their previous three albums charting and amassing tens of thousands of sales, the band are firmly on the up. Forming in 2011 SECRETS have already toured with the likes of SlavesAsking AlexandriaIce Nine Kills, the US Warped Tour. 2018 will be the year of SECRETS.

Set to be released in early 2018, SECRETS' new album will be self-titled as the band press forward with a bigger and more mature sound. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.

Tour dates:

22/11/2017 – London UK, Boston Music Room*
23/11/2017 – Manchester UK, Satans Hollow*
24/11/2017 – Northampton UK, Roadmender* 
25/11/2017 – Bridgend UK, Hobos*
26/11/2017 – Bristol UK, The Lanes*
27/11/2017 – Bournemouth UK, The Anvil*
28/11/2017 – Eindhoven NL, Dynamo^ 
29/11/2017 – Leipzig DE, Naumanns^ 
30/11/2017 – Berlin DE, Maze Club^ 
01/12/2017 – Wroclaw PL, DK Luksus^ 
02/12/2017 – Prague CZ, Klub 007^ 
03/12/2017 – Budapest HU, A38^
04/12/2017 – Vienna AT, Arena^ 
05/12/2017 – Munich DE, Backstage^ 
06/12/2017 – Milan IT, Circle Svolta^
07/12/2017 - Aarau CH, Kiff^
08/12/2017 - Tessenderlo BE, The Box^
09/12/2017 - Bochum DE, Matrix^

* support from Shields
^support from Our Hollow, Our Home

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BORDERS release video for 'Watch The World Burn'

BORDERS release video for 'Watch The World Burn'


Lincoln tech-metallers BORDERS have released a video for their brand new single 'Watch The World Burn', the band's first new material since the release of their Diagnosed EP earlier this year.

Check out the video here:

BORDERS are currently out on the road supporting Martyr Defiled on their European farewell tour, before they return to the UK to appear at Techabilitation.

Live dates:

10.11.2017 - Zug CH, Industrie 45 (w/ Martyr Defiled)
11.11.2017 - Tournai BE, Port'Ouverte (w/ Martyr Defiled)
12.11.2017 - Essen DE, Don't Panic (w/ Martyr Defiled)
13.11.2017 - Berlin DE, Cassiopeia (w/ Martyr Defiled)
14.11.2017 - Gothenburg SE, Fangelset (w/ Martyr Defiled)
15.11.2017 - Hamburg DE, Bar 227 (w/ Martyr Defiled)
16.11.2017 - Leipzig DE, 4Rooms (w/ Martyr Defiled)
17.11.2017 - Erfurt DE, From Hell (w/ Martyr Defiled
18.11.2017 - Mannheim DE, Vogelstang (w/ Martyr Defiled)
26.11.2017 - London UK, New Cross Inn (Techabilitation)

Having utterly obliterated the stages at UK Tech-Fest, Deadbolt, Macmillan Fest and Mosh On The Tyne, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Decapitated and Heart Of A Coward, BORDERS have upped the ante in 2017, creating an even more ominous and demonic presence. Since joining the band before the release of Diagnosed, Jordan “JJ” Olifent brings a stylistic change to BORDERS’ sound, with his raw and vitriolic screams combined with the creative riff patterns and polyrhythmic quality of the instruments ushering in a new and improved sound that pushes them further from any one particular genre of metal.

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Introducing: dissonant newcomers GOD COMPLEX - premiere first single via Metal Injection ahead of Venom Prison tour

Introducing: dissonant newcomers GOD COMPLEX - premiere first single via Metal Injection ahead of Venom Prison tour


Dissonant newcomers GOD COMPLEX announce their inception with highly-charged single 'Hate Runs Through Me', their first public track.

Premiered via Metal Injection, who state the band "bring brutal dark hardcore to new heights", GOD COMPLEX's single comes ahead of their tour support with VENOM PRISON and CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR.

Watch 'Hate Runs Through Me' here:


Nov 11 Thekla Bristol UK
Nov 12 The Black Heart London UK
Nov 13 The Flapper Birmingham UK
Nov 14 Classic Grand Glasgow UK
Nov 15 The Key Club Leeds UK
Nov 16 The Star & Garter Manchester UK

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CREATE TO INSPIRE and CANVAS announce 2018  co-headline tour with special guests SKYWALKER

CREATE TO INSPIRE and CANVAS announce 2018 co-headline tour with special guests SKYWALKER


Basick Records label mates CREATE TO INSPIRE and CANVAS have announced a 2018 co-headline tour, set to take place across six dates in January. They will be joined by special guests SKYWALKER

Dates for the tour are as follows: 

10.01.2018 - London, 229 The Venue
11.01.2018 - Cardiff, Fuel
12.01.2018 - Derby, The Hairy Dog
13.01.2018 - Manchester, Satan's Hollow
14.01.2018 - Glasgow, The Garage Attic
15.01.2018 - Sheffield, Corporation

CREATE TO INSPIRE released their debut album Sickness in May, whilst CANVAS released Worry in October, both via Basick Records. SKYWALKER released their Sugar House EP in September. 

Sickness is an album full of post-hardcore fury with flavours of melodic ambience, making for an exhilarating listen and showcasing a band that has matured leaps and bounds both musically and lyrically, fuelling a new-found fire in the CREATE TO INSPIRE machine.

Watch the band's video for 'Blue':

Bands that well and truly hit you at the core - whether it's through crushing heaviness or pure emotional atmosphere - are very hard to come by nowadays, yet CANVAS' take on post-hardcore is as hard-hitting as it gets. Not ones to shy away from getting their hands dirty within their own creations and taking a heavy DIY approach, the quintet have spent the last couple of years jumping in their van and playing shows anywhere and everywhere from clubs and houses, to garages and practice spaces.

Check out 'Haunt You' here:

Liverpool-based four-piece SKYWALKER crush speed and aggression with melodic hooks and bouncy choruses. They firmly put themselves in the skate punk scene, taking their emotional post-hardcore inspiration from the likes of Crooks and Counterparts, whilst retaining the strength of their massive pop-punkesque choruses that wouldn't look at out of place in a Neck Deep track. Unstoppable drive and determination has quickly built SKYWALKER a strong fanbase across Europe, and earned them shows alongside the likes of NOFXMadballAnti-FlagLimp Bizkit and more.

Watch the video for 'Caffeine', which features CREATE TO INSPIRE frontman Sean Midson

Italian Tech-Metallers Damned Spring Fragrantia announce UK tour

Italian Tech-Metallers Damned Spring Fragrantia announce UK tour

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Parma's DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA have announced a six-date UK tour in 2018.

The band will be touring in support of their their new EP Chasm, set for release on 17 November via Basick Records. Check out new video 'Float' here:


04.02 - London - The Black Heart
06.02 - Bradford - The Black Swan
07.02 - Glasgow - The Old Hairdressers
08.02 - Dundee - Conroy's Basement
09.02 - Bolton - Alma Inn
10.02 - Luton - Harvey's Club

Now with new guitarist Dario Zatti on board, Chasm marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Italian mob. Pre-order the EP via Basick Supplies here.
DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA came into existence in 2006 during the members' high school years in Parma (IT), starting out primarily as a Metalcore/Deathcore band. The quintet's first few years were spent playing anywhere and everywhere, whilst recording their first two EPs Emptiness - Fragments Of A Decayed Society and Damned Spring Fragrantia, released in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Both demonstrated the inclusion of more progressive and mathcore elements to the band's sound, taking influences from Ion DisonnanceThe Chariot and The Acacia Strain
By 2012, the band had signed to Basick Records, who went on to release debut full-length, Divergences - a record which was mixed and mastered at Domination Studio (San Marino).
During the years that followed, the band focused on promoting the album in Europe and subsequently played several tours, appearing at UK Tech-Fest and supporting some of the most important bands in the scene such as TesseracTVeil Of Maya and Northlane. In 2016, the band welcomed a new guitarist and by mid-2017 had a brand new EP recorded. Chasm will be released November 17th 2017. 
Autumn tour dates will soon be announced.

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INTERVALS premiere new track 'By Far and Away'

INTERVALS premiere new track 'By Far and Away'


Revered progressive instrumental proggers INTERVALS have unveiled new song 'By Far and Away', the second track made available from upcoming album, The Way Forward, released 1 December 2017.

Premiered on Prog Mag, check it out here:

The band are currently on tour with support from Polyphia and Nick Johnston in the UK / Europe, catch them on one of the following dates:

Nov 3 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Nov 4 - Machester, UK @ Rebellion
Nov 5 - Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy2
Nov 7 - Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
Nov 8 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
Nov 9- Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 10 - Berlin, Germany @ Musik and Frieden
Nov 11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 12 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal
Nov 13 - Budapest, Hungary @ A38
Nov 15 - Vienna, Austria @ The Chelsea
Nov 16 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Orto Bar
Nov 17 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Club
Nov 18 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Nov 19 - Brescia, Italy @ Colony Club
Nov 21 - Lyon, France @ CCO
Nov 22 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3
Nov 23 - Madrid, Spain @ Caracol
Nov 24 - Toulouse, France @ Connexion
Nov 25 - Bordeaux, France @ Iboat
Nov 26 - Namtes, France @ Ferrailleur
Nov 27 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill
Nov 28 - Colmar, France @ Grillen

The LP is the follow-up to 2015’s highly acclaimed The Shape of Colour and is available to pre-order today (physical + digital) via

Since 2011, Aaron Marshall / INTERVALS has been Canada's premier ambassador of progressive, instrumental guitar music. From 2012's innovative staple EP In Time through to 2015's widely-lauded The Shape of Colour, Marshall has consistently been the voice of instrumental, guitar driven rock/metal from the north. The latest offering The Way Forward represents the natural evolution of Aaron's sound, effortlessly melding high energy riff driven rock, with lush, ethereal soundscapes, whilst consistently driving home memorable, thought provoking hooks. In 2016, Marshall toured in support of The Shape of Colour, headlining across North America and also as direct support to instrumental metal alumni, Animals As Leaders across Europe and North America. While becoming a household name in instrumental, guitar driven music, Intervals is poised to ascend beyond the glass ceiling in support of The Way Forward.

Says Marshall of the new album, “I'm really excited to begin sharing music from this album with everyone. This record is special to me in the sense that I really tried to channel some of the things that excited and interested me in music when I initially discovered my passion for it as a kid. 'The Way Forward' is a really interesting literary concept to me in the context of this record. While I explored some new ground with these songs, I managed to find those elements by way of acknowledging my past.”


For More Information: 

Intervals Website || Intervals Facebook || Intervals Twitter || Intervals Youtube



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Complexity Fest announces its next wave of bands for the 2018 iteration of the festival, its third year.

Expanding to two days, on 23rd and 24th of February 2018, the Dutch festival (located at Patronaat, Haarlem) focuses on the complex, experimental, progressive and adventurous side of heavy music.

The following new acts have just been announced: extreme electronic act BLANCK MASS (Benjamin John Power, formerly of Fuck Buttons), tech-prog rockers VOLA (with a new album coming up in early 2018), deathcore brutalists OCEANO, EMPLOYED TO SERVE bringing their nasty post-hardcore, modern metalcore outfit AVERSIONS CROWN, avant-garde prog-punks POIL and brutal technical death metal band DISENTOMB from Australia.
They join SikTh, Carnifex, and more. Full list:

Friday 23rd of February:

Saturday 24th of February:

More acts for both days will be announced.

Day tickets are now available, for €20 for Friday and €35 for the Saturday.

First phase weekend tickets have sold out; second phase tickets (€45) are available here:

The announcement follows a highly successful second year for Complexity in 2017, which led to Kerrang Magazine stating:

"They've really upped their game, with a line-up of rising stars and heavyweights that go way beyond your average run-of-the-mill Meshuggah worship."
In 2018 Complexity will consist of a Friday evening (18:00-02:00) and full Saturday (12:00-04:00). 

Info and tickets:

Held in the three-hall venue of Patronaat in the beautiful city of Haarlem (only 20km from Amsterdam), Complexity Fest looks set to continue making its mark on the European progressive metal live scene.
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February, 2018
Zijlsingel 2, Haarlem
The Netherlands

Big Dumb Face (Wes Borland) streams new video and releases album on HALLOWEEN

Big Dumb Face (Wes Borland) streams new video and releases album on HALLOWEEN

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BIG DUMB FACE, the revived project from Wes Borland, has unveiled new video 'Jesus Retreats' and released new album Where Is Duke Lion? He's Dead... via Edison Sound, just in time for Halloween.

Watch 'Jesus Retreats' here:

When asked for a quote, Big Dumb Face commented: "Quote? You don't need a quote. Just watch it; it's f*cking ridiculous. Get away from me."

Where Is Duke Lion? He's Dead... is BDF's first full-length release since Duke Lion Fights The Terror!! (2001), and tells the story of the powers of evil triumphing over our hero. Once again, BDF also features Wes' brother Scott Borland

This is Wes Borland's first release since his 2016 solo record Crystal Machete.

Purchase WIDL?HD here:


Rarely has a side project provided such a creative outlet for the madcap, surreal and bizarre. WIDL?HD is an album which redefines musical eccentricity, genre-less and unbounded - noise, death metal, electronic, steel pan samples, grindcore and more all collide in a maelstrom of musical images. This is not to say though that the record is without direction; indeed, the pacing and track order makes for a compelling listen – from the rip-snorting Zargon Moth or the off-kilter melodicism of Jesus Retreats to the relatively more tranquil The Blood Maiden or the whack-ballad of WDATGGG.

Unsurprisingly, for an artist overflowing with as many ideas as Wes Borland (with his brother Scott), WIDL?HD is a multi-layered record which rewards on multiple listens. Listen once and you’re carried away on a tide of musical energy and riffs; twice, and you begin to appreciate the unique production, mixing and sheer level of varied sounds and samples within.

Nowhere is this better summed up than in the behemoth of a closer: Whipping The Hodeus. An eighteen-minute monster, the track combines a grotesque southern country ballad with cinematic rural soundscape, disco funk, and finally, grind/deathcore. You really do have to hear it to believe it.

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Echopraxia streams new Pumpkin Palace EP on Halloween

Echopraxia streams new Pumpkin Palace EP on Halloween

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Blackened tech-metal project ECHOPRAXIA has released new EP Pumpkin Palace for Halloween and is also streaming it in full.

Check it out here:

This follows the Metal Injection's premiere of new video 'Ratzinger's Waltz', check it out here:

Echopraxia’s second EP is five instrumental cinematic tracks inspired by composer Danny Elfman’s 'Halloween' theme, as well as his score for 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. Influences also include the jazz innovator Django Reinhardt, the rhythmically aberrant Vildhjarta, the blackened darkness of Dimmu Borgir and J.S. Bach, a cornerstone of western melody.

The resulting combination of these influences is a haunting, abrasive, intricately melodic and dynamically heavy listen, with a cheeky touch of humour.

Pumpkin Palace needs to be the Halloween soundtrack for every metal fan.

Purchase Pumpkin Palace here: 

LIFETIGHT stream debut EP ahead of release

LIFETIGHT stream debut EP ahead of release

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Forming in July 2017, you don't get much newer than alternative hardcore band LIFETIGHT, who are streaming their debut EP Self-Tightled ahead of its release on 3rd November via Crooked Noise Records.

First premiered via Impericon, check out the EP in full here:
In the band's own words:

"LIFETIGHT is a band built on positive energy and our upcoming EP Self-Tightled is purely built upon riffs fuelled by that energy! We're stoked to be releasing this with Crooked Noise as they've shown interest from the beginning and seem to know the exact vibe we're going for. Basically, they understand us completely, and we like that."

Rising from the ashes of Lock & KeyLIFETIGHT’s Self-Tightled is a straight-up, no-holds-barred, two-stepping alternative hardcore EP in the finest traditions of the genre. For fans of Hatebreed and Beartooth, the band draw on personal experiences in writing the EP (mental health, the military) to create this positive energy.
The band have had a busy Autumn, playing Deadbolt Festival (alongside Oceans Ate Alaska, WSTR, and more), Canvas’ album release show in London, and Our Hollow, Our Home’s inaugural one-day festival, Holloween.
Championed by Alex Baker of Kerrang! Radio (“They are LIFETIGHT and I’m stoked to be playing them”) the band have also already achieved success on Spotify, being added to official playlists by the likes of Impericon and Fronz from Attila's ‘The Sickest’. This is a fast-building band built purely on positivity in an impressively short space of time.
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