SKYWALKER release new 'Caffeine' video & announce new EP

SKYWALKER release new 'Caffeine' video & announce new EP

SKYWALKER have released brand new video 'Caffeine', taken from their EP Sugar House, set for release on 1 September.

Premiered via Dreambound, watch the video here:

Throughout Sugar House the Liverpool-based four-piece 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. 

Pre-order Sugar House here: http://skywalkermerch.bigcartel.com/

UK and European tours will be announced shortly. 

Mysterious musical collective SLEEP TOKEN release new single/video

Mysterious musical collective SLEEP TOKEN release new single/video

Mysterious collective Sleep Token have released their new single and video for 'Nazareth'. The song comes ahead of their new EP release, Two, out July 21st via Basick Records

Watch the video here:

Pre-orders for Two are available here: http://www.basickrecords.com/news/view/sleep-token-release-new-single-launch-two-pre-orders

Sleep Token are an entity unlike any encountered before. The mortal representatives of the ancient deity known only as ‘Sleep’, Sleep Token are led by the masked and cloaked figure appointed ‘Vessel’. Encountering Sleep in a dream, Vessel was led by a promise of glory and magnificence and as a result endowed with a voice not of this Earth.

Genreless and unbounded by tradition, Sleep Token create music for all. As followers of Sleep, Sleep Token's mission is to project His voice, and create music that conveys our most primal, powerful, and peaceful emotions.
 
As mortals, the four members of Sleep Token take inspiration from a plethora of artists: LeprousAgent FrescoBon IverMeshuggah, and many more filter through the band’s heavenly mouthpiece of Vessel. 
 
Metal Injection and Metal Hammer amongst others are already initiates of the band, some of the first to ask – Who Are Sleep Token
 
Life is fleeting and will pass. Sleep is eternal, Sleep Token are not. For now, however: Praise Him.

CANVAS sign to Basick Records & reveal new song 'Hospital Beds'

CANVAS sign to Basick Records & reveal new song 'Hospital Beds'

Basick Records are proud to welcome post-hardcore five-piece CANVAS to their roster. In light of the announcement the band have released a new single titled 'Hospital Beds'.

Check it out here:

Fans can also stream the single via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/27KJHZzOgw3jGgJavJYBss

CANVAS will be touring the UK and Europe in August, see them live at one of the following dates:

17.08.2017 - Southampton UK, Joiners
18.08.2017 - London UK, Birthdays
19.08.2017 - Cheltenham UK, Frog & Fiddle
20.08.2017 - Northampton UK, King Billy
24.08.2017 - Paderborn DE, Kulturwerkkstatt
25.08.2017 - Dresden DE, Katy's Garage
26.08.2017 - Capelle NL, Capsloc
27.08.2017 - Cologne DE, AZ

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.

Set to release their debut album through Basick Records this year expect to see a lot more of CANVAS in 2017 - keep your eyes peeled for further details. 

UK noise-makers HELPLESS announce debut album 'Debt'

UK noise-makers HELPLESS announce debut album 'Debt'

Fiercely throwing naked, unflinching aggression into the path of anyone who chooses to listen, UK noise makers HELPLESS will release their fetid, unnerving debut album Debt on September 8 via Holy Roar Records.

Watch their album teaser here:

Debt, a 10 song excursion in dissonance, does everything it needs to in the time it takes most bands to open up. This is no drawn out prog opus; instead, a supremely dark, engagingly short, sharp, shock to the system. If further musical pointers are needed then perhaps the menace of early Gaza and the turn-on-a-dime musical dexterity of Breather Resist often combined with grindcore would be a good place to start.

Having previously delivered on their promising self titled EP, HELPLESS have returned with a savagely blunt album that not only increases their sonic intensity tenfold, but expands their palate from a chaotic hardcore base into grindcore, noise rock and even figurative elements of death and black metal. This is not for the faint of heart.

Debt will be released on September 8 via Holy Roar Records. 

Catch the band on the following dates:
 
29.06.2017 - Holy Roar Beer Launch Show @ Crofters Rights, Bristol
16.09.2017 - Morvah, Cornwall.
11.11.2017 - Sonance @ Cube Microplex, Bristol

Debt track listing: 1) Worth 2) Out Of Commission 3) Grief Vultures 4) Moral Bankruptcy 5) Sertraline 6) Weightless Prayers 7) Ceremony Of Innocence 8) Sinkhole 9) Manufactured Consent 10) Denied Sale

Debt track listing:

1) Worth
2) Out Of Commission
3) Grief Vultures
4) Moral Bankruptcy
5) Sertraline
6) Weightless Prayers
7) Ceremony Of Innocence
8) Sinkhole
9) Manufactured Consent
10) Denied Sale

THE INTERBEING release new single and video 'Pinnacle Of the Strain'

THE INTERBEING release new single and video 'Pinnacle Of the Strain'

Today THE INTERBEING release the third and final single from their upcoming album Among The Amorphous. The video is a dark animated look into the birth of bodyparts and a dystopian journey through life itself. The animation is made by Floris Kaayk and taken from his short film "The Origin Of Creatures". The new album Among The Amorphous will be released worldwide through Long Branch Records as CD, LP, download and stream.

Singer Dara Corcoran about Pinnacle Of The Strain:

“'Pinnacle of the Strain' is one of the last songs on our concept album AMONG THE AMORPHOUS. After being purged by his creators The Interbeing appears in the wake of his punishment and slowly assembles his self. He discovers that his deformed shape has left him stronger than before.
We wanted the visuals in this song to be more extreme and when I saw “The Origin of Creatures” by Floris Kaayk I was extremely inspired. The video shows a dystopian world where human limbs are fused to special beings and together they form a colony. The symbolism shows The Interbeing becoming reassembled.”

 
THE INTERBEING smashed the Danish metal scene with their debut album Edge of The Obscure in 2011. Acclaimed “Album of the Year” by the largest music magazine in Denmark, GAFFA, the album got top marks and massive exposure in some of the biggest metal magazines worldwide including Metal Hammer UK.

In the wake of the release THE INTERBEING played shows all over Europe ranging from Euroblast in Cologne, UK Tech Fest and Copenhell in Copenhagen, and had the honour to be the main support for massive international names such as Stone Sour (US), Meshuggah (SE) and Parkway Drive (AU).

The interest for THE INTERBEING expanded to the other side of the world and in 2012 the album was re-released in Japan with strong sales and profit. Two tracks from the album were later used as a soundtrack in a Japanese game. Recently in November 2016 the band played a resounding sold out show at the industry festival Hokuo Music Week in Tokyo. The challenging second album has been underway for some time. Numerously all the songs have been under review due to the band‘s ultimate determination to perfect each track and the album as a whole. The result appears in the form of the visionary dystopian concept album Among the Amorphous. An album that lifts the bar in regards of storytelling and songwriting in the world of Technical Metal. The songs have a sinister David Lynch feel to it while the massive sections of polyrhythmic Meshuggah-inspired sonances envelop the listener. In conclusion the soundscape peaks with great evoking choruses that would even get Devin Townsend’s stamp of approval. THE INTERBEING plunges into a futuristic music journey in which Dara Corcoran’s constant shifting between growls, whispering, chanting and grand melodies makes this album one of the most ambitious albums in Danish Metal in many years.

Among the Amorphous is mixed by the newly talented producer Jonas Haagensen and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (Volbeat, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Pretty Maids).

Dubai rockers JAY WUD release new single/video ahead of third album

Dubai rockers JAY WUD release new single/video ahead of third album

Dubai based rockers JAY WUD have released new single and video Shine Your Light, taken from their upcoming new album Transitions.

Check it out here:

The thumping new track is a monster of riff-led guitar virtuosity, complemented by the balladic chorus and Jay's trademark vocals, all filmed in a stunningly stark urban landscape.

This followed the first single 'Empire', which you can listen to here: 

With members from Lebanon, Serbia and Latvia, JAY WUD are a truly international hard rock phenomenon whose Middle Eastern success has seen them support the likes of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe and Skunk Anansie, and become headliners in their own right.

Fronted by Lebanese singer / guitarist and namesake Jay Wud, whose addictive combination of thrashing riffs, shredding solos and powerful hook-laden vocals define the band’s scorching metal-tinged hard rock sound. 

With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000, they were able to complete recording Transitions with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles. 

This third JAY WUD album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier and more explorative territory. Having honed their craft since 2013, they have emerged as one of the flag-bearers for the Middle Eastern scene that is quickly putting itself on the global rock and metal map.

Pre-order Transitions here: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1233872102?ls=1&app=itunes

FREAKANGEL announce new album 'How The Ghost Became'

FREAKANGEL announce new album 'How The Ghost Became'

FREAKANGEL have announced their new album How the Ghost Became is due for release on 23rd June. The album will be available on limited edition vinyl as well as 16-page hardback digibook-CD, download and streaming versions via Digital World Audio

Check out the video for their latest single taken from the album "In the Witch House":

How The Ghost Became seems almost light years removed from the dark electro sounds of FREAKANGEL’s 2010 debut The Faults Of Humanity – finally taking what has now become a full band firmly into metal territory, and quite definitively so. Dmitry’s singing, now freed from distortion, has never sounded so powerful nor his vocal range so wide – and no album has ever come this close to capturing the full ferocity of FREAKANGEL’s live performance. 

FREAKANGEL have toured relentlessly across Europe, mutating the once studio project into a full four-piece live rock act, and acquiring an ever-increasing fanbase. In addition to numerous headline performances, FREAKANGEL have 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 and LORD OF THE LOST.

Songs like “Make Me Disappear” have probably more in common with Motionless In White or Marilyn Manson than anything remotely considered “electronic” – while those hoping for a more four-to-the-floor groove will find that fused with this super-heavy new FREAKANGEL sound in songs like the album opener “Witness The Fall”. Even a passing nod to the club-friendly FREAKANGEL of old is included in the form of the groovy “Giving Up The Ghost”, where the band perhaps take one last dance on the graves of what they once were. 

With How The Ghost BecameFREAKANGEL have fashioned an album of rare beauty where raw and emotional rock sits smoothly alongside electronic elements to form an entirely organic-sounding whole, and one which adds up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Setting a formidable new standard in industrial metal, this is an album that even FREAKANGEL themselves may find hard to follow.

Pre-order How The Ghost Became here: http://dwa.store/album/how-the-ghost-became

CKY release new track 'Head For a Breakdown'

CKY release new track 'Head For a Breakdown'

CKY have debuted their brand new track 'Head For a Breakdown' taken from their forthcoming album The Phoenix, due for release on 16th June via eOne/SPV.

First premiered on Consequence Of Sound, you can listen to the track here:

"'Head for a Breakdown' seemed to write itself," vocalist/guitarist Chad I Ginsburg tells Consequence Of Sound. “In a sense, it's a song about taking things too far when you darn right know it won't end well but you do it anyway. Go figure. The mid solo section is an epic break unlike any we have done in the past. Very proud of this song.”

CKY have tour dates booked all summer highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000, and follows a highly successful 13 show run of the UK, most of which were sold out. 

The Phoenix is the band's first release since Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA. The cover art for record was completed by chandelier maker and artist Adam Wallacavage to create a one of a kind piece for the cover.

Pre-order The Phoenix here: http://www.2lin.cc/ThePhoenix

NORTHLANE announced as final headliners at UK TECH-FEST

NORTHLANE announced as final headliners at UK TECH-FEST

NORTHLANE have been announced as the final headliners for this year's UK TECH-FEST.

Hot off the back of their latest album Mesmer, this will be NORTHLANE's second appearance in the UK over the festival season having performed on the main stage at Download Festival. 

UK TECH-FEST are also pleased to announce Loki Films are a sponsor for the event, as well as confirming that Carillion Guitars will be sponsoring the main stage and ticket agents Gigantic are sponsoring the second stage.

Headlining Friday are THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Saturday headliners are TEXTURES and those with early bird tickets will witness CHELSEA GRIN headline on Thursday.

Full main event line-up so far:

The Black Dahlia Murder - UK EXCLUSIVE
Chelsea Grin – UK EXCLUSIVE
Textures - Final UK festival show
Obscura - UK EXCLUSIVE
Aborted
The Haarp Machine
Beyond Creation – UK EXCLUSIVE
Igorrr
The Arusha Accord
Hacktivist
Rolo Tomassi
Uneven Structure
Ingested
The Algorithm
Martyr Defiled
Humanities Last Breath - UK EXCLUSIVE
Oceans Ate Alaska
Exivious – UK EXCLUSIVE FINAL SHOW
Panzerballet UK EXCLUSIVE
Dyscarnate
Carcer City
Persefone
Drewsif Stalin
Exist Immortal
Sarah Longfield
Oni
Alaska
Virvum UK EXCLUSIVE
The Fine Constant
Red Seas Fire
Shattered Skies
The Colour Line
Maxi Curnow
Within Destruction
Aenimus
Toska
Ghost Iris
Harbinger
A Trust Unclean
Bear
James Norbert Ivanyi
Novena
The Royal
Valis Ablaze
Hieroglyph
The Parallax Method
Pteroglyph
Borders
Core Of IO
Dialects
FRCTRD
Sentience
Fraktions
Nycosia
Dream Waves

Accreditation for the festival is now open. To apply, email techfest@holdtightpr.com.

Full weekend tickets currently available at a price of £79.99 + £20 Camping.
Purchase tickets here: http://uktechfest.gigantic.com

SIKTH announce winter UK headline tour

SIKTH announce winter UK headline tour

After a mindblowing performance on the main stage at Download Festival, SikTh have announced a winter UK headline tour. The six-date run is in support of the band's new album The Future In Whose Eyes? which is out now on Millennium Night.

Dates are as follows; supports to be announced shortly:

02.12.2017 - Manchester, Academy 3
03.12.2017 - Glasgow, Garage
04.12.2017 - Birmingham, Institute
06.12.2017 - Bristol, SWX
07.12.2017 - Brighton, Concorde 2
08.12.2017 - London, KOKO

SikTh will also perform at the following festivals over the summer:

9-12/08/17 – CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
17-19/08/17 – UK – Bristol, Arctangent Festival
25-27/08/17 – Portsmouth, Victorious Festival [new announcement]

Check out the video for the band's latest single 'Golden Cufflinks', which was produced and directed by vocalist Mikee W Goodman, here: https://youtu.be/5gSYDI2XRDI

Of the tour, Mikee W Goodman states “It's so great how well received our album has been so far! After touring USA and Europe it's a huge buzz to be able to come back and headline UK again.  Even more exciting as were going to play so many of the new album songs at the shows!!"

The Future In Whose Eyes? is the band's first full-length release since 2006's Death Of A Dead Day and features the first ever guest vocalist on a SikTh album: Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo joins Mikee W Goodman on 'Cracks Of Light', following the band's support slot on Periphery's US tour in 2016 . “They’re really nice people, everyone on that US tour felt it was the best one they’d been on,” Mikee explains. “We actually got him down to R&R Studios in Uxbridge where we made the albumI really like Periphery and especially love Spencer’s voice, he’s not your usual djent singer, and he’s very much a spiritual man. He knows his and mind well and so we nailed the song really quicky”.

Of the new record Dan WellerSikTh’s guitarist and producer, says:

"Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we've tried to self improve as musicians and as song writers. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we've always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard - sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but 'The Future...' is our statement - I want this album to define us. I don't care how over ambitious it sounds - we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet."

The Future In Whose Eyes? is out now on deluxe 12" hardbook, CD, gatefold 180g heavy weight vinyl and digital download, with 'Vivid' and 'Golden Cufflinks' available as instant downloads. Purchase the record here: http://found.ee/The_Future_In_Whose_Eyes