Big Dumb Face (Wes Borland) returns with new album

Big Dumb Face (Wes Borland) returns with new album

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BIG DUMB FACE, the side project from Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, has announced its return with new album Where Is Duke Lion? He's Dead..., set for release on 31 October via Edison Sound.

The announcement coincides with the launch of new single 'He Rides The Skies', check it out here:

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, killing our hero. WIDL?HD once again features Wes' brother Scott Borland

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

Pre-order WIDL?HD here: http://radi.al/BigDumbFace

AKERCOCKE release video for 'One Chapter Ends For Another To Begin'

AKERCOCKE release video for 'One Chapter Ends For Another To Begin'

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AKERCOCKE have released a video for their latest single 'One Chapter Ends For Another To Begin', taken from their recently released album Renaissance In Extremis

Directed by Khaled Lowe, the video's dark surrealism sees the central character at the ultimate point of personal despair; but despite his plans to end it all he realises that it is not his time, that there is still hope. It’s a skilful, visually-told story about coming back from an emotional and psychological brink. 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vYALyfC3tv0

Akercocke's UK tour in support of the new album begins this week, where the band will be joined by Hecate Enthroned
 
Tour dates:

13/10/2017 - Glasgow, Audio
14/10/2017 - Sheffield, Corporation
15/10/2017 - Milton Keynes, The Crauford Arms
20/10/2017 - Belfast, Voodoo
21/10/2017 - Dublin, Voodoo lounge
22/10/2017 - Nuneaton, Queens Hall
27/10/2017 - Manchester, Rebellion
28/10/2017 - London, Underworld
29/10/2017 - Colchester, The Arts Centre

Ticket details here: www.facebook.com/akercockeofficial

Mixed by legendary studio guru Neil Kernon [Nile, Deicide, Thin Lizzy, Yes] & mastered in NYC by Alan Douches [Death, Misfits, CroMags] at West West Side Music, Renaissance In Extremis is nothing short of a new dawn for these most eccentric of extremists.

A comprehensive reinvention and expansion of the band’s multifarious sound, Renaissance In Extremis delivers euphoric force and mind-boggling weirdness. There are scything thrash and death metal riffs in abundance, warped but elegant melodies and clouds of ugly dissonance; moments of unsettling calm and quiet. Renaissance In Extremis is a bold, bullish and belligerent statement of creative intent: metal’s dark spirit reborn in an explosion of bright ideas and inspirational fury.
 
Renaissance In Extremis tracklisting: 

1. Disappear
2. Unbound by Sin
3. Insentience
4. First to Leave the Funeral
5. Familiar Ghosts
6. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
7. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
8. Inner Sanctum
9. A Particularly Cold Sept
 
Renaissance In Extremis is available to purchase here: http://smarturl.it/RENAISSANCE_EXTREMIS  
 
Akercocke are:
Jason Mendonça – vocals / guitar
Paul Scanlan - guitar
David Gray - drums
Nathanael Underwood – bass
Sam Loynes - Keyboards
 
For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/akercockeofficial/
https://twitter.com/akercockeband
https://www.instagram.com/akercockeband/

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 Progressive doom merchants King Goat announce reissue of debut LP & debut EP

Progressive doom merchants King Goat announce reissue of debut LP & debut EP

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Acclaimed progressive doom-mongers King Goat are excited to announce the reissue of both their lauded debut LP Conduit with their eponymous debut EP via Aural Music on December 08.

Pre-order the Conduit bonus re-issue here: 

CD: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=932&controller=product&id_lang=1

DLP: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=933&controller=product&id_lang=1

Watch the video for 'Conduit' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHBrg2flF8A

The album is set to be released on black and blue double vinyl format, with a new cover.

The news comes ahead of the band's highly anticipated second LP which is scheduled to arrive in early 2018. The band state: "Our latest recordings are further exploring the progressive elements of doom. We've pushed against our dynamic boundaries, experimented with open tunings, more complex time signatures and vocal textures. We’re eager to bring these works to the stage." 

This news continues King Goat's steady rise as one of the most highly-regarded bands in British doom. Debut LP Conduit was critically acclaimed worldwide, including support from Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Terrorizer, Angry Metal Guy (Album Of The Year) and many more. 

The band have previously played at Bloodstock Open AirMammothfestDoom Over London, HRH Doom vs Stoner; and alongside EnslavedGrand MagusSolstafir and others.

Live dates:

25th November: King Goat's own Riffmass event, The Green Door Store, Brighton: https://www.facebook.com/events/219077765165942/

For more information:
http://www.kinggoat.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kinggoatbri/

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THE HIRSCH EFFEKT Premiere Video For New Single BERCEUSE

THE HIRSCH EFFEKT Premiere Video For New Single BERCEUSE

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THE HIRSCH EFFEKT have released their new single and video 'BERCEUSE' following their charting new album Eskapist which was released 18th August via Long Branch/SPV.
 
Watch 'BERCEUSE' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xsBA7UNW0E
 
Pre-order the album here: http://www.thehirscheffekt.lnk.to/eskapist?mc_cid=89e5307f5f&mc_eid=a3e4e6b032

Charting at #21 in the official German charts, Eskapist is socially critical, caustically political and musically overwhelming, a true lesson in progressive metal, prog and core. Following their awe-inspiring Holon album trilogy, The Hirsch Effekt delve deep into the darkest corners of their mind and talent to craft their most extreme and complex chapter in the form of their new album Eskapist

All three band members – drummer Moritz Schmidt, guitarist and singer Nils Wittrock and bassist and singer Ilja John Lappin – shared the writing duties of this staggering record and worked with Tim Tautorat (who has previously worked with In Flames, Manic Street Preachers), Max Trieder and various guest musicians in Hanover, Leipzig and Berlin. The complex compositions, interfused with prog, tech and sludge metal, constantly shift between the different styles, adding depth and volume. 

In its many different forms, escapism is the link between different pieces and the force that binds the album together. Once again, the band's lyrics tackle issues that hurt and their music, which demands to be listened to, strikes almost incomparable in its intensity. This album offers fans the chance to escape from society, their "circumstances" and their private life.

With EskapistThe Hirsch Effekt give their final comment on our time. In simple terms - remarkably intense music.
 
For more information: 
https://www.facebook.com/thehirscheffekt
https://twitter.com/TheHirschEffekt
https://www.instagram.com/thehirscheffekt/

PACESHIFTERS stream new album 'Waiting To Derail'

PACESHIFTERS stream new album 'Waiting To Derail'

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Alternative rock juggernaut PACESHIFTERS are streaming their new album Waiting to Derail, which is out today via Hassle Records.

Premiered on Kerrang magazine, embed a stream of the album here. 

Purchase the record here: http://smarturl.it/PS_WaitingToDerail

The Dutch three-piece have been building momentum in the UK whilst supporting Frank Iero and the Patience, check them out when the tour returns to the UK here:

08.10.2017 Globe, Cardiff UK
09.10.2017 Waterfront, Norwich UK
11.10.2017 La Belle Angele, Edinburgh UK
12.10.2017 Garage, Aberdeen UK
13.10.2017 Garage, Glasgow UK
15.10.2017 Plug, Sheffield UK
16.10.2017 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK
17.10.2017 Arts Centre, Colchester UK
18.10.2017 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth UK
19.10.2017 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton UK
20.10.2017 West End Centre, Aldershot UK
21.10.2017 Omeara, London UK

Paceshifters are notorious for bringing an audience to its feet in full appreciation. The tour will be the band's first UK run having previously appeared at high profile festivals such as Woodstock (Poland), Groezrock, Zwarte CrossPinkpopExitRock for People and SXSW; an impressive accolade in itself for a band at such a young age.

Inspired by the grunge movement that shook the foundations of alternative music, Paceshifters bring an innovative twist on the genre whilst also boasting the complete unadulterated attitude that it was renowned for. 

Possessing a no-nonsense mentality since their inception, Paceshifters have evolved into a devoutly passionate new grunge-rock band with a sound that is sure to enthrall any listener who enjoys the heavier side of Nirvana with doses of powerful Incubus-esque melodies and riffs along with the grit and energy of Chevelle. However, drawing comparisons doesn’t do Paceshifters justice; where the band exhibit their gifted uniqueness in spades is throughout new album Waiting To Derail.

For more information:
http://www.paceshifters.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PACESHIFTERS/
https://twitter.com/paceshifters
https://www.instagram.com/paceshifters/

MusicPlanetLive launches interactive radio station: nuuradio

MusicPlanetLive launches interactive radio station: nuuradio

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Live music hub MusicPlanet Live today launches interactive radio station, nuuradio. This will be broadcast exclusively via www.musicplanetlive.com

A radio station with the music community at its heart, nuuradio launches with band take-over and playlist shows by Loathe, Opeth, Bars and Melody, Tesseract, Graveltones and many more. Regular shows will also be hosted by radio DJ Rachel Houghton, former midday presenter at Team Rock Radio.

Nuuradio will showcase the very best underground and emerging artists, as well as the tracks that have inspired some of world’s best acts. Shows and playlists are all created by the people living and breathing music; there are no mundane, logically generated playlists.

From today artists signed up to MusicPlanet Live can submit tracks, recommend artists, upload mixes and even create their own shows via www.nuuradio.com which the nuuradio team will edit together.

Richard Taylor, MusicPlanet Live founder, commented:
“We are fully committed to emerging music and real quality artists that should be heard. We are also looking for recommendations and submissions from the best acts out there that maybe aren’t getting the recognition they deserve.”

Nuuradio will also host industry interviews, record producer shows, venue news and more. October will feature interviews with producer Mark Mynett as well as Live music hub MusicPlanet Live today launches interactive radio station, nuuradio. This will be broadcast exclusively via www.musicplanetlive.com

A radio station with the music community at its heart, nuuradio launches with band take-over and playlist shows by Loathe, Opeth, Bars and Melody, Tesseract, Graveltones and many more. Regular shows will also be hosted by radio DJ Rachel Houghton, former midday presenter at Team Rock Radio.

Nuuradio will showcase the very best underground and emerging artists, as well as the tracks that have inspired some of world’s best acts. Shows and playlists are all created by the people living and breathing music; there are no mundane, logically generated playlists.

From today artists signed up to MusicPlanet Live can submit tracks, recommend artists, upload mixes and even create their own shows via www.nuuradio.com which the nuuradio team will edit together.

Richard Taylor, MusicPlanet Live founder, commented:
 “We are fully committed to emerging music and real quality artists that should be heard. We are also looking for recommendations and submissions from the best acts out there that maybe aren’t getting the recognition they deserve.”

Nuuradio will also host industry interviews, record producer shows, venue news and more. October will feature interviews with producer Mark Mynett as well as  Mark Davyd and Gary Prosser of the Music Venues Trust.

Nuuradio will broadcast 24/7 with shows 8pm – 10pm daily and repeated the following day at 7am and 2pm. An eclectic playlist of Musicplanet Live artists and recommendations will be played at other times. When a Musicplanet Live artist’s song is played, the player links to their profile page, giving listeners an opportunity to find more about the band.

MusicPlanet Live is quickly emerging as the most vibrant music social media platform and global music directory, with a rapidly growing number of artists, venues and promoters actively connecting via the service. See below for more information. and Gary Prosser of the Music Venues Trust.

Nuuradio will broadcast 24/7 with shows 8pm – 10pm daily and repeated the following day at 7am and 2pm. An eclectic playlist of Musicplanet Live artists and recommendations will be played at other times. When a Musicplanet Live artist’s song is played, the player links to their profile page, giving listeners an opportunity to find more about the band.

MusicPlanet Live is quickly emerging as the most vibrant music social media platform and global music directory, with a rapidly growing number of artists, venues and promoters actively connecting via the service. See below for more information.

NOIJA announce debut album 'Colorblind' and reveal video for 'Unknown'

NOIJA announce debut album 'Colorblind' and reveal video for 'Unknown'

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Brand new Swedish alt-rock band NOIJA have confirmed that they'll be releasing their debut album Colorblind on the 20th October.

The quartet have given us a taste of the record with their single 'Unknown', which was premiered via Dreambound. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vdoiDxNo5D0

Slick and anthemic, Colorblind is 11 tracks exploring everything from synth rock to tech-metal. You only have to listen to ‘Unknown’ and ‘Find The Sound’ to hear the broad craftmanship of the quartet, the poignant and chilling opener transitions so effortlessly into bouncy, tech-orientated riffs, which can be said for the whole of Colorblind. There’s a real elegance that blankets the album, making it almost impossible to believe that the band have been writing together for a mere 12 months. Lyrically Colorblind is as honest as it gets, the heart-on-sleeve-esque themes are widely relatable and packed with emotion.
 
The band pride themselves on DIY ethics: everything you hear and see has been created solely by the members who make up Noija; from recording, mixing and mastering Colorblind to directing and filming their music videos. The passion and drive is evident not just throughout the record, but in the band’s mentality and will no doubt pay off for this promising quartet.

Noija are:

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

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/Noijaofficial/
https://twitter.com/noijaofficial

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Winds Of Plague debut 'Never Alone' video and reveal album details

Winds Of Plague debut 'Never Alone' video and reveal album details

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Los Angeles metal titans WINDS OF PLAGUE have debuted their new music video 'Never Alone' and announced the release of their fifth album, Blood Of My Enemy, on 27 October via eOne/SPV.

Directed by Orie McGinness and premiered exclusively via LOUDWIRE, check out 'Never Alone' here: https://youtu.be/Nt4SU2Uwrgg

'Never Alone' is the first new music released from Winds Of Plague's upcoming LP. "Never Alone was actually one of the first songs written for this record and immediately became the balance point for the remaining songs that were to be written," says vocalist Johnny Plague"It's not the heaviest song of the record and it isn't the most melodic song of the record. I wanted this to be the first taste of the new album because I feel it best represents the new music showcasing both the dark symphonic arrangements and the vast range of vocal styles used on the record."

"I have always used WOP music videos as an opportunity to create cinematic shorts. Never Alone is no different. We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studio's to tell the story of a misunderstood woman who has harnessed her inner demons to her advantage. I design and produce haunted attractions for my career so it's always fun when I can bring my two worlds together to create these videos." 

The new effort is the follow up to the widely celebrated Resistance LP released in 2013. Johnny continues, "Over a year ago I started making weekly trips up to a small apartment in North Hollywood on my days off to work on music for WOP with Noah Sebastian from Bad Omens. It was strange at first since past WOP records were worked on in larger recording studio's or rehearsal spaces and now here I am sitting on the floor of this bedroom working on record number six." 

'Never Alone' is available as an iTunes instant gratification track for fans who pre order the LP on iTunes and on streaming platforms.

Johnny continues, "Although it was different and humbling it proved to be the unedited creative environment we needed for this record. We had no time limits, no 'suits' giving their input. It was just a few friends sitting in a room together, having a good time creating music. Something I haven't been able to experience in a very long time. Sometimes to move forward you have to take a few steps back. I can confidently say this is the most satisfied I have been with a WOP record. I feel producer's Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral backed chorus's walking the fine line of brutal and melodic." 

Additionally, the band teamed up with artist Pär Olofsson to create the stunning cover art seen below. "'Blood Of My Enemy' takes us back to the iconic samurai theme. The imagery is inspired by a lyric from the title track 'I will give my life on the battlefield, drowning in the blood of my enemy' Which represents to me a 'I will fight to the end' state of mind. Pär Olofsson brilliantly portrays the aftermath of an epic war showing an almost celestial spark of life amongst the carnage." 

WINDS OF PLAGUE will support SUICIDE SILENCE on the "10 Year Anniversary of The Cleansing" tour in the US and plan to announce UK/European dates in 2018.

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

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Instrumental Prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release 'Color Wheel' video and announce Euro album release

Instrumental Prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release 'Color Wheel' video and announce Euro album release

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Instrumental prog-fusion quintet ARCH ECHO have unveiled new video 'Color Wheel', taken from their self-titled debut album, set for release in Europe on 24 November.

Check out 'Color Wheel' here: https://youtu.be/F65IQmP7lCk

The band have also just announced their first ever headline tour across the USA. Aptly named The Tendonitis Tour, the dates are:

11/3/2017    New Port, MN    Opinion Brewery
11/4/2017    Madison, WI    Knuckle Down Saloon
11/5/2017    St. Louis, MO    Fubar
11/6/2017    Chicago, IL    Reggies
11/8/2017    Lakewood, OH    The Odeon
11/9/2017    Toronto, ON    Hard Luck
11/10/2017    Rochester, NY    Cali Brew House
11/11/2017    Montreal, ON    Piranha Bar
11/12/2017    Boston, MA    Out of the Blue
11/14/2017    Brooklyn, NY    Kingsland
11/15/2017    Trenton, NJ    Backstage at Champs
11/18/2017    Nashville, TN    Rocketown

ARCH ECHO are a collective of young virtuoso musicians whose meeting in 2016 at the Berklee College of Music kickstarted one of the most exciting projects the progressive music world has seen this decade. Taking influence from jazz, prog rock, metal, contemporary classical and everything in between, their refined and intelligent take on instrumental prog is as fresh and challenging as it gets.

ARCH ECHO’s initial videos, “Earthshine” and “Hip Dipper”, were an instant hit in the progressive community and have already racked up a combined 100k views on YouTube, prompting the band to write and record their debut full-length. 

Word has spread considerably in the muso sphere, with the band already championed by Standberg Guitars, Meinl Cymbals, Revo Straps, Drumdots, 1964 Ears, Mapex Drums, Jamstik and even guitar legend George Benson, who said “Arch Echo will knock your socks off and make you glad at the same time. Trust me!”

ARCH ECHO will be touring the UK / Europe in 2018, more news to be announced very soon.

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SIKTH announce DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL and PRESS TO MECO as UK tour supports

SIKTH announce DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL and PRESS TO MECO as UK tour supports

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SikTh have confirmed that Devil Sold His Soul and Press To MECO will join them as special guests on their forthcoming UK tour.

SikTh’s Dan Weller enthusiastically comments: “Press to MECO are one of my favourite bands in the UK. Amazing songwriters and Luke’s guitar playing is immense. I’m so happy to have them on the road with us”, plus Mikee W Goodman, having caught Devil Sold His Soul for the first time this summer when both bands played Arctangent Festival states “I had not seen Devil Sold His Soul until recently at Arctangent, they sounded absolutely awesome and I’m really looking forward to having them on the tour with us and getting to hear more from them."
 
The six-piece will perform their 2006 album Death Of A Dead Day in full at their show at London's prestigious KOKO.

Full dates are as follows:

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 released their latest record, The Future in Whose Eyes? in June this year on new Snapper Music imprint Millennium Night. It was also the first release featuring new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases Joe Rosser and was followed by an explosive set on the main stage at Download Festival

Check out the band's latest single 'Cracks Of Light', featuring Periphery's Spencer Sotelohttps://youtu.be/SXxaWvVFl_8

The Future In Whose Eyes? is out now, available to purchase in various formats here: http://found.ee/The_Future_In_Whose_Eyes

For further information:
www.sikth.band
https://www.facebook.com/sikthofficial
https://twitter.com/sikthofficial

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