UK progressive metal band DIVIDIUM release new video for 'Satisfaction Guaranteed'

UK progressive metal band DIVIDIUM release new video for 'Satisfaction Guaranteed'

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UK progressive metal band DIVIDIUM have released their new single/video 'Satisfaction Guaranteed', taken from their new EP T.H.R.E.E., to be released June 1st.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY1LofB1_mY 

About the song, vocalist Neil Bailey said: ''I was always interested in the idea of a single moment being the focus for a song; essentially micro-fiction. I decided to focus on the idea of epiphanies: single moments of crystal clear clarity or a sudden realisation. Satisfaction was the first song I wrote with the idea of experiencing an epiphany.''

'Satisfaction Guaranteed' is the second in a series of six videos that chronicle the exploits of a group who are on a path of self-destruction and chaos. This video shows a theft by one of the characters of an important item that’s coveted by the rest of the group, resulting in a furious chase between two members of the group. The idea behind this video was the concept of ‘magic doors’, or doors that allow people to move through space. This is pretty integral to the story and the chase and sets the stage for the next four videos. 

Often compared to their key influences TesseracT and Protest The Hero, vocalist Neil Bailey's unique vocal style has often had the band's sound described as Iron Maiden meets The Dillinger Escape Plan.

DIVIDIUM have supported many acts passing through their hometown including Tesseract, Malefice, Valis AblazeExist Immortal, toured the UK with The Colour Line and played Tech Fest 2016, which has enabled them to refine their incredible live show. Tour dates for the summer will be announced soon.

For more information:
https://www.dividium.co.uk/ 
https://www.facebook.com/DividiumBand/ 
https://twitter.com/dividiumband 
https://www.instagram.com/dividiumband/ 

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HEPTAEDIUM release new song 'I'm The Great Herald Of Misery'

HEPTAEDIUM release new song 'I'm The Great Herald Of Misery'

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Tech metal artist Heptaedium has released the title track from upcoming albumThe Great Herald Of Misery, due May 25th via Apathia Records.

Check out 'I'm The Great Herald Of Misery' here : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIj1FQkkVp0&feature=youtu.be 

Pre-order the album: https://heptaedium.bandcamp.com

Heptaedium is a musical solo project born in 2012, mixing components of MeshuggahIgorrrThe Algorithm, Dragon Ball Z and video game music.

Having released 3 LPs (Monochronic Visual InterfaceKawaii!!How Long Shall I Suffer Now?) and an EP (Underground Business), the band signed to Apathia Records last year, and are ready to take on the world with their new album.

Although a metal record, The Great Herald of Misery revolves around industrial samples, creating a unique sound experience. The record isn't just instrumental - Florent invited his best friend Mickael Ratinaud to sing, and together they explore the never-ending possibilities of making music together. 

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/heptaedium/

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Danish proggers Odd Palace stream new single/video ahead of debut LP

Danish proggers Odd Palace stream new single/video ahead of debut LP

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Danish proggers ODD PALACE have streamed their new single/video 'Liar's Attire', from their upcoming debut album Things To Place On The Moon, out on June 1st via Prime Collective.

Premiered via MetalSucks, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPzQmpP60nU

The band have also announced their first ever London (UK) show at Thousand Island on 22 June.

Things To Place On The Moon, produced by Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABALScarred By Beauty), follows the release of their first EP Insomnia. It’s a catchy yet aggressive album, which combines influences from Protest The Hero to King Crimson. The band’s love for effects and pedals contributes to create a unique atmosphere, with a variety of complex melodies.

Formed in 2015, the band have already played many festivals, including Slam-it, Distortion Festival, Thy Rock, and Prime Is Coming. They have also caught the attention of a wide range of international press, including Prog Sphere and IT DJENTS.

Odd Palace will be playing a show in Copenhagen alongside Royal Mob, on May 25th, to celebrate the release of Things To Place On The Moon and will be announcing a full UK / European tour later in 2018.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oddpalace/

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US metallers IMPENDING DOOM premiere new track 'Everything's Fake'

US metallers IMPENDING DOOM premiere new track 'Everything's Fake'

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California metal veterans IMPENDING DOOM have unveiled 'Everything's Fake', taken from their upcoming album The Sin and Doom Vol. II, due June 22 via eOne.

First premiered via Kerrang!, check out the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhtHCbHGEM8

The video was directed by J.D. Butler from Adapt CinemaIMPENDING DOOM's David Sittig says, "This is the best Impending Doom video to date. The director understood our sound and takes the viewer visually into the darkness we’ve created.“

'Everything's Fake' and the first single 'The Wretched and Godless' are now available on all streaming platforms, and are available as iTunes instant downloads. 

IMPENDING DOOM will release their sixth studio LP called The Sin and Doom Vol. II on June 22, via Entertainment One.

All pre-orders of the album are available now: 
Digital
Physical

The new album will be the widely anticipated follow up to Death Will Reign (2013), which sold 4,300 copies in its first week of release and debuted at 116 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

IMPENDING DOOM commissioned artist Colin Marks (Fleshgod Apocalypse / Whitechapel) to do the artwork for the latest release. Marks have also done the artwork for The Serpent Servant (2009).

More information:
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JONESTOWN announce new single "The People's Temple" and 3 UK dates

JONESTOWN announce new single "The People's Temple" and 3 UK dates

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UK metallers JONESTOWN will release their new single ''People's Temple'' on June 1st. Details on their new album DYATLOV will be revealed soon.

To coincide with the news, the band will head for a short run of shows in the UK with support from This Is Turin.

Dates:
14 June - Birmingham - Subside
15 June - Lancaster - The Bobbin
17 June - London - The Black Heart

JONESTOWN formed in 2014 in Brighton, on the south coast of the UK.

Winning the Metal To The Masses 2014 South East division helped propel the band into the studio and self finance their debut Aokigahara, which was released via Siege Music.

The release of Aokigahara resulted in a swathe of media attention, with Metal Hammer magazine touting them as the band to 'transcend the swarm of killer UK debuts', describing the album as 'Gojira and Meshuggah brawling in a dinosaur paddock' and 'ballsy, catchy metal that will have fans of everyone from Tesseract to Slipknot grinning ear-to ear and hurtling to the nearest pit'.

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/jonestownbanduk/ 

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Psychedelic-doom newcomers MORAG TONG stream debut LP

Psychedelic-doom newcomers MORAG TONG stream debut LP

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Psychedelic doom has a new voice in newcomers MORAG TONG, who are streaming their debut LP Last Knell of Om.

Released 18.05.18, Last Knell of Om was first premiered via Metal Injection. Listen to the album now here: https://soundcloud.com/moragtongband/sets/last-knell-of-om

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Pre-order the album here: https://moragtong.bandcamp.com/album/last-knell-of-om

Unquestionably odd and instantly lovable, Last Knell of Om is ostensibly a stoner doom album but at heart an anti-doom record, the sounds of the genre taken to the nth degree. Slow, expansive, spacious sonorities meet a shared passion for musical experimentalism driven by a vocalist-drummer and a wall-of-sound approach.
 
Recorded in a studio at the top of a hill just south of London, Om is MORAG TONG's response to the vastness of the cosmos, and the fact that the entirety of life has developed vocalisations in their own unique ways. From primal screams to song to full-blown speech, there has always been a yearning to scream into the void; to scream into the void is the only thing ultimately that connects the entirety of life’s existence.
 
Although not strictly a concept album, there is an impressive level of cohesion to MORAG TONG’s Last Knell of Om. Led by drummer-vocalist Adam, the band avoid focusing on the presence of a frontman, concentrating on a wall-of-sound experience. Heavily DIY, MORAG TONG embarked on March tours with Tuskar and Sail, and put on their own mini-festival called The Local Fuzz. The band have played alongside SlabdraggerMammoth Weed Wizard BastardEarthmassMonolithian, and more.

Bandcamp: moragtong.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/moragtongband
Instagram: morag.tong
Twitter: twitter.com/moragtongband

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British Contemporary Post Rockers TALONS Announce Third Album Details; Stream New Single

British Contemporary Post Rockers TALONS Announce Third Album Details; Stream New Single

British Contemporary Post Rockers TALONS
Announce Third Album Details; Stream New Single

We All Know will be released via Holy Roar 27th July 

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Just like the claws that provide the band with their name, these are compositions of sharp edge which will carve into the senses like bear traps around wayward ankles.
— BBC Music

British contemporary post-rock sextet TALONS have announced their third album We All Know will be released via Holy Roar on July 27th 2018. Pre-orders are available here

The band recently premiered their first single 'The Drowning' on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, which is now available for streaming  listen here: https://www.gotalons.com

Across nine songs, TALONS expertly weave multiple layers of instruments and beats, showcasing real compositional visceral powerexhibiting their skills in structure and dynamic control. The musical portraits the band paint take us through a variety of sonic landscapes rich in vivid imagery, from bleak to warm and everything in between.

The progressively ambitious sextet, who celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, excel with their third release, carving their own exciting niche in contemporary music. Led by a dual violin instrumentation, TALONS variously touch on world / folk music, with more than occasional allusions to Indian classical music; modern classical; and heavy, expansive post-rock.

The band comments: 
We All Know” is both an exploration of the ominous and unpromising beliefs we often associate with collective self-assurance as well as a deeper reflection on our own ability to fully comprehend and make sense of the world. The album internalises this complexity to provide a soundtrack that is dense with intrigue whilst at times deeply unnerving. The songs reflect such themes thorough combining feelings of dread and horror with euphoria and ecstasy in order to try and paint a more revealing picture of our own collective insecurities, doubts and fears."


The album therefore touches upon collectively felt, but ultimately individually endured, experiences and feelings. The idea that we all share these feelings of dread and fear in life because this is part of our makeup and a mechanism of being a human and part of this species; but at the same time, when felt, these feelings are (or are often) felt alone, in isolation, not with others."

Recorded in August 2017 at Greenmount Studios in Leeds, inside an old church, with Lee Smith and Jamie Lockhart at the controls, We All Know was mastered by long-time collaborator Tom Woodhead (¡Forward Russia!). This is the second album TALONS have recorded at Greenmount Studios following 2014’s New Topographics. The recording process was done live as a full band with very few overdubs in order to give the recordings a more intimate and direct feel.

Forming in 2008, TALONS signed with Big Scary Monsters in 2009, releasing their debut single, "The Pearl" on 7” vinyl as well as a split single with And So I Watch You From Afar, featuring the song “Bethlehem”. 

The band recorded their debut album, Hollow Realm, releasing in November 2010 (CD - Big Scary Monsters; 12" vinyl - Topshelf Records; special extended CD - Xtal Records, Japan). It received critical acclaim, notably from BBC Music, Drowned In Sound, Rock Sound and The Line of Best Fit. TALONS also recorded a Radio 1 Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens, and toured the record across the UK and mainland Europe.

Four years later, TALONS returned with their second album, New Topographics. A change in mood, more rhythmic and expansive, the album again received high praise in the press, including DIY magazine, Clash and Drowned in Sound. The album was also ranked #2 best album of 2014 by Already Heard website. In promoting the album TALONS made notable appearances at ArcTanGent, Truck Festival, Damnation Festival and Tramlines, as well as support slots with Pianos Become the Teeth and Amenra.

TALONS' third album We All Know will be release July 27th 2018 on Holy Roar Records. Pre-orders are available here

Catch them live: 

16/6/2018 – Portals Festival – The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
21/7/2018 – Tramlines – City Hall Ballroom, Sheffield
16/8-18/8/2018 – Arctangent Festival
+ more to be announced. 

Find out more about the band:

WEBSITE || FACEBOOK || TWITTER ||  BANDCAMP || INSTAGRAM || SPOTIFY

  We All Know Tracklisting     1. The Drowning 2. On Levels 3. Cradles 4. Movements on Seven 5. Long Reading Room 6. Southern Shade 7. Over and Again 8. We All Know 9. Quiet

We All Know Tracklisting


1. The Drowning
2. On Levels
3. Cradles
4. Movements on Seven
5. Long Reading Room
6. Southern Shade
7. Over and Again
8. We All Know
9. Quiet

 

For all press enquiries contact lisa@holdtightpr.com 

 PHOENIX CALLING reveal new band line-up and release new song 'Fight'

PHOENIX CALLING reveal new band line-up and release new song 'Fight'

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Alt-rockers PHOENIX CALLING have revealed their new band line-up, which welcomes the addition of vocalist Callum Von Wolfe Waterfield and lead guitarist Luke Reid. Founding member Jason Howard (bass) grew up playing in bands with Reid around the Cambridge circuit, and Von Wolfe joins PHOENIX CALLING after spending time fronting Jessie's Ghost, a five-way harmony acoustic outfit. Touring drummer Luke Green will also step up as a full time member. 

With a new line-up comes a change in PHOENIX CALLING's sound, moving from softer rock to a grittier take on the genre, maintaining the sing-along qualities whilst including elements of post-hardcore. 

To celebrate the band are streaming their new single 'Fight', check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/phoenix-calling/fight

Second founding member Dominic Greenwood (guitars/vocals) comments:

"It's great to be back in the studio, playing live with some awesome musicians and making new noise - there's exciting times to come. 'Fight' is the way forward for us and we cant wait to get an album out next year!"

PHOENIX CALLING will perform as the new line-up for the first time on Saturday 26th May as special guests to Brigade and Slaves To Gravity at London's O2 Islington Academy. 

With three new songs written, plans to tour at the end of the year and a full-length record due in Spring 2019, this is just the beginning for PHOENIX CALLING. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements. 

For more information:
https://www.phoenixcalling.com/
https://www.facebook.com/phoenixcalling
https://twitter.com/phoenix_calling

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Liverpool metal quartet CUT SHORT release video for 'Psychosomatic'

Liverpool metal quartet CUT SHORT release video for 'Psychosomatic'

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UK metal newcomers CUT SHORT have released a video for 'Psychosomatic', the second single from their debut EP Impersonal - due for release on 15th June 2018. Produced by Timfy James of Hacktivist at Old School Studios, Impersonal is a concisely crushing introduction to a violently hungry band, who are set to make big waves in 2018.

"It is about coming to terms with emotional trauma, no longer knowing who you are as a person. Actress Lucy Fallen represents the conflicting emotions of a somebody suffering with mental health issues," the band explain of the new single. "The filming process was long, as we were still doing takes late into the night; however overall we are very happy with the outcome, and feel the video depicts the narrative in a way we wanted."

Watch the video for 'Psychosomatic' here: https://youtu.be/e0IYSXX5S1k

From the darkest depths of the North, CUT SHORT are exploding onto the scene with a sound like no other metal presence around. Their unique blend of raw emotion and ferocious hooks have left music fans with a firm stomp between the eyes, yet mesmerised by their entrancing atmospherics. Comparisons could be made to the likes of Heart of a Coward and Northlane, but they also possess flair and energy that's distinctly their own. 

Vocalist Harry Benyon explains: "This release is heavy, melodic and ambient. I have always believed in having melodies to compliment brutal riffs so that neither is too isolated. Each track has a slightly different vibe, so there should be something for everyone. This release also has a strong message/story behind it which is based on personal experience; hopefully this comes across to the listeners as I have put my heart and soul into it."

Formed in January 2018, CUT SHORT are rapidly building a name as one of the UK's most exciting live acts: their first two shows saw them garner a huge reception supporting Traitors, followed by a tour with Remenitions. Soon the four-piece will embark on a UK tour to support the debut release - dates to be announced in due course.

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/CutShortUK/
https://www.instagram.com/cutshortuk/
https://twitter.com/cutshortuk

British Psychedelic Power Trio CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS Announce Debut Album 'Come & Chutney' (Riff Rock Records) 

British Psychedelic Power Trio CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS Announce Debut Album 'Come & Chutney' (Riff Rock Records) 

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British Psychedelic Power Trio CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS Announce Debut Album Details; Stream New Single

Come & Chutney to be released via Riff Rock Records 13th July

 

British psychedelic power trio CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS have announced their debut album Come & Chutney will be released via Riff Rock Records on July 13th 2018

Pre-orders are now available via Riff Rock Records here.

Ahead of the album release the band are streaming their single 'Cojones Feos', listen here: https://chubbythunderousbadkushmasters.bandcamp.com/track/cojones-feos

Come & Chutney is a sublime pilgrimage through 8 tracks of cosmos drenching, riff slinking, indignantly delirious, fuzzed out Chubbiosity. And a song about Donald Trump.

The album features several guest appearances including guest vocals from Chantal Brown of Vodun, guest guitar solo from Gary Harkin of Ten Foot Wizard, and guest keyboards by Thom Carter of Riddles on closing track ‘Psychedelic Hallucinogenic Vagrancy’.

The band comments: "Expect the same heavy dose of excessive wah, cheap pedals, throat hocks & greasy döner all in the usual Bad Kush way. These songs were written in between numerous tours about everything  from the best kebab to totalitarian demons. Recorded and hot boxed in September 2017 then mixed and mastered March 2018.“ 

Defying normal conventions, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters exist solely to leave the listener with one thought, “that was some weird shit.” 

The London band (which includes former Dopefight frontman Owen Carty) have been turning heads on the UK’s burgeoning underground scene not least because of their combination of tie-dye and corpsepaint, but with a staggeringly heavy live show that has everyone who sees them agreeing that they’re about to become huge. Probably. 

Their debut EP “Earth Hog” fused sludgy, blues riffs with stoner rock overtones and was recorded and produced by Sam Thredder of Slabdragger. They followed this with the Split EP "Special" with Ten Foot Wizard in 2017.

The band’s tongue-in-cheek approach belies their dedication to all things heavy and riff-shaped. A jaw-droppingly powerful live band, Bad Kush have already completed two European tours with Bongzilla, Boss Keloid and Ten Foot Wizard, headlined the Black Heart on the final day of Desertfest London 2017 playing alongside such legends as Sleep, Slo Burn and Turbo Negro and repeated circuits of the UK’s underground scene since their inception in late 2014. Having supported the likes of Slabdragger, Dopethrone and Honky, audience members have picked up on the band’s vibe and now blow bubbles in appreciation of the band’s heaviest riffs.

Come & Chutney will be released via Riff Rock Records on 13th July. Pre-orders are now available here

Catch them live: 

May 24th - Music City, Antwerp - Belgium
May 25th - Do It Yourself Cafe, Lille - France
June 16 - Breakfast at Riffany's, Manchester - UK
July 7th - Return of the End of the World Festival, Plymouth - UK
Aug 25th - Riff Fest, Bolton - UK
+ more to be announced. 

Find out more about the band:

FACEBOOK ||  BANDCAMP || INSTAGRAM || SPOTIFY

 

 

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Come & Chutney Tracklisting

1. Doggy Bag Of Slurry
2. Krones Of The Kiln
3. Cojones Feos
4. Glue Ear
5. Gutlads
6. Gawdless
7. Döner Trump
8. Psychedelic Hallucinogenic Vagrancy