THE ROYAL release new single and video for 'Counterculture'

THE ROYAL release new single and video for 'Counterculture'

"Remember the name." - Rock Sound

Dutch metalcore quintet THE ROYAL released their third single on Friday, taken from upcoming album Seven, due for release on 31st March 2017 via Long Branch.

Watch the video for 'Counterculture', premiered via Kerrang!

Guitarist JD Liefting says:
“'Counterculture' takes you around the planet and shows you what an amazing place it is versus how bad we treat it and how bad we treat everyone on it. Although it is a very frequent subject it still seems that we need to collectively work together and spread the message to open more eyes.”

THE ROYAL Tour dates:

28.03. DE - Dresden - Club Novitatis*
29.03. AT - Vienna - Das Bach*
30.03. CZ - Prague - Cross Club*
06.04. IT - Verona - Blocco Music Hall**
07.04. IT - Bergamo - Joe Koala**
08.04. IT - Misano Adriatico - Wave Club**
10.04. CH - Bellinzona - PIT
12.04. LU - Luxembourg - Spot 48
13.04. BE - Brussels - Rock Classic
14.04. BE - Liege - Le Garage Creative Music
18.04. ES - Barcelona - Sala Rocksound
19.04. ES - Madrid - Starving
20.04. ES - Maliano/Santander - La Tribu
07.07. UK - Newark - UK Tech-Fest

*w/ Dreamshade
**w/ Sienna Skies

Pre-orders for Seven are available here:

"Seven [is] a feast of face-melting breakdowns, crushing vocals, blindingly fast, chrome-plated riffery and huge melodic passages imbued with a message of positivity." - Metal Hammer

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DEFERENCE release new single/video for 'Departure' ahead of EP release

DEFERENCE release new single/video for 'Departure' ahead of EP release

False Awakening out 31.03.17

Rising UK metalcore band DEFERENCE are excited to show the world their new video / single 'Departure', ahead of their new EP False Awakening on the 31st March 2017.

Watch the video here:

DEFERENCE will tour the UK in April in support of the new EP, dates are as follows:

April 1st - Hereford (The Booth Hall)
April 2nd - Neath (The Duke)
April 3rd - Cardiff (Fuel Rock Club)
April 4th - Worthing (Bar 42)
April 5th - Derby (Sitwell Tavern)
April 6th - Edinburgh (Opium)
April 7th - Bradford (The Black Swan)
April 8th - Workington (Lounge 41)

Reminiscent of forward-thinking metal acts such as Architects, Northlane and In Hearts Wake, DEFERENCE's latest EP revolves around the concept of a man-made apocalyptic world, exploring manipulation, loss and destruction. From the passionate vocal delivery to the captivating melodies and crushing percussion, this is an exciting release for the melodic metal outfit, who not only deliver hard-hitting material but also a relevant message.

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All At Sea announce Systemised EP and release new single 'Gimmie The Mic'

All At Sea announce Systemised EP and release new single 'Gimmie The Mic'

For fans of: Malevolence, Nasty, Rage Against the Machine

Hailing from the North East of England, groove metal-hardcore mob ALL AT SEA will release their Systemised EP on 13 May.

They have also released new single 'Gimmie The Mic', check it out here: 

Boasting the gritty aggression of bands like Malevolence and Nasty, with odd plunges into alternative Rage Against The Machine-esque territory, ALL AT SEA really are an anomaly in this terrain. With slow, crushing rhythmic prowess and an excess of unadulterated down-tuned riffs, coupled with plenty of breakdowns, this EP is something to behold as a debut release.

Not much is known about All At Sea, but it is painfully clear that they are fuelled by anger and frustration. Frontman and vocalist Jack Tyreman has a definitive presence, whether utilising his skill at pitched screams, growls or shouts, and is complimented by the aforementioned vitriol from the musicians behind him. His fluency is most prominent in song “Wake”, where the lyrical themes are abundantly clear, and is accentuated wholeheartedly by a crushing breakdown. He eloquently yells; “This f**king system’s a joke. I’m fucking sick of being broke. I want more from my life. I wasn’t born to work and die.”

Track listing:
1. Wake Work Repeat
2. Consume
3. Gimmie The Mic
4. Life Value
5. Business of Faith

Having played a number of key shows across the North in 2016 including a support slot with Skindred in Middlesborough, ALL AT SEA are primed to make a huge impression on the touring circuit this year. Expect more dates and news from ALL AT SEA in the coming months – this EP is only going to be the tip of the iceberg.

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 French prog-death metallers FRACTAL UNIVERSE premiere new video

French prog-death metallers FRACTAL UNIVERSE premiere new video

From new album: Engram of Decline, released 14 April 2017 via Kolony Records

French prog-metallers FRACTAL UNIVERSE have premiered the video to 'Sons Of Ignorance', taken from their debut album Engram of Decline which is released via Kolony Records on 14 April 2017.

Premiered via Metal Injection, check it out here:

France has long had a reputation for producing exciting, forward-thinking metal bands of the highest order: Gojira, Alcest, Gorod, to name just three. Groovy progressive death metal, intensely rhythmic and jazzy and mightily powerful all at once: as much Gojira as blues-tinged Opeth, Engram of Decline has a width and breadth of influences that will leave many competitors grasping at their shadow and gasping in the dust.
Not for nothing are Fractal Universe gaining a fine reputation. The album, although weighing in at one hour, does not overstay its welcome – the majority of tracks sitting at a manageable four-five minute length. Cementing the band’s progressive credentials are two exciting guest appearances: Jorgen Munkeby of Shining (saxophone solo – ‘Backworldsmen’) and Michael Keene of The Faceless (guitar solo – ‘Collective Engram’).
A band who’ve already played alongside The Black Dahlia Murder and God Dethroned, as well as Motocultor Festival (w/Testament, Soulfly, etc), and Bang Your Head Festival (w/Exodus), Fractal Universe are set to tour across April, as well as being handpicked for MetalDays Festival this year. Stay tuned for more news as it comes from this highly exciting new band.

Pre-order Engram of Decline here

Estonian Electronica-Metallers FREAKANGEL Premiere Video

Estonian Electronica-Metallers FREAKANGEL Premiere Video

New album coming summer 2017 via Digital World Audio

Estonian Electronica-Metallers FREAKANGEL have premiered new video 'In The Witch House', a new track taken from their upcoming album scheduled for release this summer via Digital World Audio.

Premiered by Sonic Seducer, check out  'In The Witchhouse' here:

Fusing the pounding rhythms and precision of techno, dub-step and drum n bass with the crushing power of metal, FREAKANGEL have created their own brand of industrial crossover that's as intense as it is unique.

Over the past few years FREAKANGEL have toured relentlessly around Europe mutating from a pure electronica setup into a full four-piece live rock act, and acquiring an ever-increasing number of fans. Aside from numerous headline performances, they have also appeared at a huge number of industrial and metal festivals like Resistanz (UK), Wave-Gotik-Treffen and Dark Munich (DE), Hard Rock Laager (EE), Summer Darkness (NL), Castle Party (PL), Lumous and Findustry (FI) alongside acts like COMBICHRIST, LORD OF THE LOST and RAVE THE REQVIEM. 

Tour dates and album info to be announced soon.

NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE announce new album and premiere video

NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE announce new album and premiere video

Endless Disconnect to be released 13 May

NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE return with their long awaited second album Endless Disconnect, set for release on 13 May.

The band have premiered new single and video 'If Only To Fall', check it out on Prog now:

Check them out on tour in April with Kadinja:

19 Phoenix, Exeter, UK
20 Subside, Birmingham, UK
21 Sanctuary, Basingstoke, UK
23 The Victoria, Swindon, UK
24 Sticky Mikes, Brighton, UK
25 Jungle, Cologne, DE
27 Pit, Bellinzona, CZ

Featuring a plethora of technical polyrhythmic wizardry and elements of groove, prog and metalcore, Endless Disconnect is about as ripe for the pickings as can be. Musically, the band have matured and progressed since debut album Age Of Sedation, with the ebbs and flows pieced together much more organically, and with an exceptionally down-tuned demonic undertone.

In a time when the tech metal scene is very much in a state of over-saturation, NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE keep their unabashed strength and skill turned up to maximum power and don’t let the quality slip. Gone are the songs where the riff is the centre of attention, and instead is a more focused and groove-centric release that features some very euphoric clean vocals as well as some of the renowned guttural snarls from frontman James Denton. 

NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE are relatively new on the scene but have backed an immense following from tech metal fans across the world, and are known for unleashing a belter of a live show. With appearances at UK Tech-Metal Festival, Bloodstock Festival, Mammothfest and Euroblast under their belt, NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE are poised for further excellence on stages across the country if this album is anything to go by. They have previously shared the stage with other tech metal mainstays SikTh, Carcer City, Martyr Defiled and No Consequence

With an impressive resumé after just 2 years as a band, NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE look to make 2017 a year to remember, and to take it by storm. 

Canadian prog-death metallers UNBOWED announce new LP 'Through Endless Tides'

Canadian prog-death metallers UNBOWED announce new LP 'Through Endless Tides'

Out 19.05.17

Canadian progressive black/death metal outfit UNBOWED are pleased to announce their new LP Through Endless Tides, set for release on May 19th 2017.

The band have given us a sneak peek of their new material with the playthrough for 'Stormblood', first premiered on The Circle Pit.

Watch here:

The first release demonstrating the band's new existence as a five-piece, Through Endless Tides is not for the faint of heart. Symphonic black metal and progressive death metal meld together to create a masterful and brutally epic sound. 

Themes of resistance and odds-against-survival run through the album, a canvas on which the intensity of the journey of life is painted. Reflected in the tortured lyrics and battle-cry musical textures, Through Endless Tides is a release which pummels you throughout the entirety of its 45-minute run.

For fans of Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Amorphis and Dimmu Borgir, Unbowed demonstrate a range of influences and maturity beyond their young years. Still only barely twenty, the band have already played alongside Battlecross, Einherjer, The Contortionist and more, and are booking further dates across Canada as we speak.


May 5th: Oshawa, ON
May 27th: Guelph, ON

August 10th: London, ON
August 11th: Guelph, ON
August 12th: Toronto, ON

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British Doom Duo PHLEFONYAAR Premiere New Music Video 'Temple Bells at Midnight'

British Doom Duo PHLEFONYAAR Premiere New Music Video 'Temple Bells at Midnight'

New Album Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten will be released 14 April 2017

British doom duo PHLEFONYAAR have unveiled the music video for their new single 'Temple Bells Before Midnight', taken from forthcoming new album Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten which is released on 14 April 2017 via Cavernous Records.

Watch the video exclusively via The Obelisk

You can also listen to the stream of the track here:

Whether it’s sitting in their underpants in a car park, drinking tea and being serenaded by drunken truck drivers or being so annihilated on cheap lager whilst trying to sell the police wooden pegs, PHLEFONYAAR's antics offstage are as bizarre and bleakly intoxicating as the music they produce. 

Comments purveyor of vocal chaos, Paul March: "Gather round ladies and germs and let Phlefonyaar bring you a cure to all of your happiness problems with the finest Tom Waits inspired doom skiffle this side of your worst Mike Mignola-inspired Freudian nightmares." 

A true monument in primal sound, Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten creeps, disorientates and lunges throughout 7 crucifyingly heavy tracks and is the product of a mere duo. Full of pummeling hooks and dark visions, the end result is a maelstrom of focused noise that is starkly terrifying. PHLEFONYAAR's gloomy expressionism unravels in slow motion throughout the album to leave you with something which won't tuck you up in bed at night and kiss you sweet dreams. 

Having thrown their sound at stages across Europe, touring with bands such as Nachtmystium and Dark Fortress and providing support to Baroness on the night before their bus crash, the band are set to spend the rest of 2017 gigging and touring. 

Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten will be released on 14 April 2017 via Cavernous Records.

Get more PHLEFONYAAR news and info at:

Facebook || Bandcamp 

Brand new post-blackened progressive band ASIRA stream new track ahead of debut LP release

Brand new post-blackened progressive band ASIRA stream new track ahead of debut LP release

"Their blend of black metal and progressive metal is both bright and engaging" - Terrorizer

Brand new post-blackened progressive death metal outfit Asira have streamed a new track from their debut LP Efference, 07th April 2017.

Listen to the title track below, which was first premiered on Echoes & Dust:

And previous track, 'Crucible of Light', here:


It is rare that you come across a debut album so starkly beautiful and intensely powerful as Asira’s first release, Efference. A vehement disregard for genre conventions, Efference is a stunning mixture of blues, progressive metal, post-blackened metal and ambience.
Such perfectly melded contradictions capture the essence of Efference. For fans of Alcest, Opeth, Ulver, Anathema, and more, this is an album for all fans of forward thinking heavy music. Post-genre, moving beyond convention.
Asira are a brand new band, with no past. A blank slate for the listener to draw their own conclusions, the band are launching their career with the release of Efference.

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KADINJA and NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE announce UK / Euro tour

KADINJA and NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE announce UK / Euro tour

Tech metallers NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE (UK) and KADINJA (FR) will tour together in the UK, Germany and Czech Republic this April.

KADINJA are touring in support of their new album Ascendancy, check out new song 'Til The Ground Disappears' here:

NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE also have new music in the pipeline, stay tuned for further announcements.

19 Phoenix, Exeter, UK
20 Subside, Birmingham, UK
21 Sanctuary, Basingstoke, UK
23 The Victoria, Swindon, UK
24 Sticky Mikes, Brighton, UK
25 Jungle, Cologne, DE
27 Pit, Bellinzona, CZ