Instrumental Prog Guitarist SCHIERMANN Announced as Support for Sons of Apollo

Instrumental Prog Guitarist SCHIERMANN Announced as Support for Sons of Apollo

SCHIERMANN is touring the UK from September 28th


Prog guitar virtuoso SCHIERMANN has announced that he'll be supporting Sons of Apollo on their upcoming run through the UK, see below for dates.

28/09 - Islington Assembly Hall, London
29/09 - SWX, Bristol
30/09 - Garage, Glasgow
01/10 - Academy 2, Manchester

He will also be performing at Euroblast festival in Cologne, Germany, 5th - 7th October.

Taken from his self-titled debut album, check out the video 'Technical Disabilities' here:

Released late 2017, the SCHIERMANN self-titled debut is a journey of adventurous, infectious melodies and intelligent grooves topped off with a large dose virtuoso lead work inspired by many players across the decades. Chris’ first love Randy Rhoads’ style is very present, along with the grit of Van Halen, finesse of Steve Vai and the inventiveness of Tosin Abasi.

Purchase Schiermann here:

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THE EVER LIVING Announce Instrumental Album and Premiere Track

THE EVER LIVING Announce Instrumental Album and Premiere Track

Herephemine (instrumental) to be released 19th October via Chromism Records

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London cinematic post-metal quintet THE EVER LIVING will release an instrumental version of their debut album Herephemine on 19th October via Chromism Records and have released the track 'Fifty Metres Deep (instrumental)'.

Premiered via Heavy Blog is Heavy, check out 'Fifty Metres Deep (instrumental)' here:

Vocalist / keyboardist Chris Bevan Lee comments: “We had the idea to do this right off the bat. We wanted each and every track to stand up in their own right as instrumental pieces and by presenting them both ways, different aspects are revealed by the varying context.  Releasing the album in both formats gives the listener a choice that they are rarely offered; so it's just up to you which version you want to enjoy listening to”.

Pre-order Herephemine (instrumental) here:

Released on 4 May, Herephemine received great praise from the press; Metal Hammer magazine said it's "Textured journey full of ambition and self-assured design", and Metal Injection declared it a "A Cinematic Masterpiece".

As the long awaited follow up to the band’s self-titled debut EP, Herephemine expands on THE EVER LIVING's established sound by further exploring sonic extremes via greater dynamics and deeper production. Clocking in at 66 minutes, THE EVER LIVING fully utilise intensity as much as they do space, creating an immersive world for the listener to explore.

Get Herephemine here:

CD & 2XLP -
iTunes -
Bandcamp -

Find out more about the band

Facebook || Twitter || Website 

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SIAMESE release new video 'Animals'

SIAMESE release new video 'Animals'

New EP 2BA released 21 September via Long Branch Records 


Danish soulful metallers SIAMESE have released new single 'Animals', taken from their upcoming EP 2BA.

'Animals' is now available worldwide to stream and download, and the video can be seen here:

SIAMESE have enjoyed many successes in their homeland which include winning a prestigious GAFFA Music Award and making the national charts, and they're now ready to take their unique sound internationally with the new EP 2BA.

2BA serves as a teaser for the brand new upcoming record in 2019. The EP consists of 4 Tracks, the already released tracks 'Animals' and 'Party Monster', as well as 2 studio sessions of the older songs 'Tunnel Vision' and 'Soul & Chemicals'.

Pre-order 2BA here:

Mirza Radonjica-Bang - Vocals
Andreas Kruger - Guitars
Christian Hjort Lauritzen - Samples, Violin
Bas Joakim Stilling - Drums

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WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY release new video 'Song of Courage'

WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY release new video 'Song of Courage'

New album Dead Era released 28 September via Long Branch Records 

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German metal quintet WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY have released new video 'Song Of Courage', the final part of a video trilogy, which started with 'Hostage To The Empire' and was continued with Gospel Of The Kingdom. All three songs are taken from the forthcoming album Dead Era which will be released 28 September via Long Branch Records

Check out 'Song Of Courage' here:

The band tour with Annisokay in Japan this December and will announce UK/ Euro shows later this year.


06.12.18 - JP - Sendai - Macana
07.12.18 - JP - Tokyo - Garret Udagawa
08.12.18 - JP - Osaka - Shinsaibashi Varon
09.12.18 - JP - Tokyo - Zirco
Broadway is well known as the heart of the American theatre industry, the synonym for superior and critical entertainment. Similarly WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY pursue the idea of fiercely unbiased art.

Brought to life in late 2009, the quintet focus on a vicious deathcore sound and disenchanted lyrics. Following the release of their debut album Aeshma, the quintet played at With Full Force, Summer Blast, Wacken festivals, and many more. They have also toured with Suicide SilenceCalibanEskimo Callboy and Whitechapel.

This was followed by their second full length, Slaves, released in November 2016 via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire. In 2017 the band had their first headline tour in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France which included a number of big festival appearances. 

WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY parted ways with vocalist Robert Horn in October 2017 who was replaced by Nils Richber, the perfect piece of the puzzle they never knew they were missing. In 2018 the band hit the road with Within Destruction and then went into the studio in April to record Dead Era.

Dead Era is a synonym for WALKING DEAD ON BROADWAY’s musical evolution from their deathcore roots, closing this chapter of their story.

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THE PEARL HARTS release new video 'Different Kinda Girl'

THE PEARL HARTS release new video 'Different Kinda Girl'

Produced by Thomas Mitchener, (Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes; Asylums)

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THE PEARL HARTS have released a video to new single 'Different Kinda Girl', a sharp shot of garage rock adrenaline which nods to the riot grrrl movement and 90s girl power.

Watch 'Different Kinda Girl' here:

Lyrically 'Different Kinda Girl' pays homage to Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and paraphrases suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. Combining THE PEARL HARTS' trademark sound of riffing guitars, pounding drums and snarling vocals the band say “'Different Kinda Girl' is a fun and outspoken song about stepping out and not being afraid to be different, having the confidence to stay true to yourself and beliefs even if you are being squashed down, even if you have to fight,…. asserting your personality and being proud to stand up for who you are.”

Produced by Thomas Mitchener, (Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes; Asylums) 'Different Kinda Girl' is released ahead of the band's U.K. headline tour.

Tour dates:

19 SEP - ST ALBANS The Horn
20 SEP - SOUTHAMPTON The Joiners
21 SEP - BRIGHTON The Hope & Ruin
25 SEP - LONDON The Lexington
26 SEP - NORWICH The Waterfront Norwich
29 SEP - LEEDS Live At Leeds Festival
30 SEP - NEWCASTLE Head of Steam Newcastle
01 OCT - EDINBURGH The Mash House

Purchase 'Different Kinda Girl' here:
Purchase Glitter and Spit here:

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NAPOLEON release video for 'Ignite'

NAPOLEON release video for 'Ignite'

Epiphany out 2nd November 2018 via Basick Records


NAPOLEON have released a video for their new single 'Ignite', the first taste of their forthcoming album Epiphany. 

Check out the video for 'Ignite':

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Due for release on 2nd November 2018 via Basick RecordsEpiphany will be released in limited edition vinyl, CD and digital formats. Pre-orders are available here:

See NAPOLEON live at one of the following dates:

20.10.18 - Festivile, Sheffield
27.10.18 - Groezrock Indoor, Hasselt, Belgium

The follow up to 2016’s Newborn MindEpiphany is a refreshing record from this talented and promising band. NAPOLEON have taken their impressive technical ability, paired it with a sincere, fearless attitude and as a result have created one of the most innovative albums of 2018.

One of the most hardworking bands to surface from the UK hardcore scene, NAPOLEON have spent an impressive amount of time on the road since the release of Newborn Mind: in 2016 the band hit the road for headline runs in the UK, Europe and China, while in 2017 alone the band embarked on three headline runs in Europe, featured on the Tech-Fest UK tour with Oceans Ate Alaska and Carcer City, and toured with both Counterparts and August Burns Red

2018 has already seen NAPOLEON venture back to Europe, with even more live dates in the pipeline that are set take them far and wide. But for now the wait for new music is almost over, and once Epiphany is released to the masses it will cement NAPOLEON as one of the most exciting bands in melodic hardcore. 

For more information:

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BLOODBATH release new single 'Bloodicide'

BLOODBATH release new single 'Bloodicide'

BLOODBATH, Stockholm’s shadiest death cult - with members drawn from metal luminaries Paradise LostKatatoniaOpeth and Craft - have released their new single 'Bloodicide', the first taste of their forthcoming album The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn.

Due for release on 26th October 2018 via PeacevilleThe Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is available to pre-order here:

The track 'Bloodicide', quite literally meaning ‘The Killing Of Blood’, features a stellar line up of British death metal guest stars: Carcass’ Jeff Walker; Bolt Thrower/Memoriam singer Karl Willetts; and Cancer’s John Walker.

Check out the lyric video for 'Bloodicide' here:

BLOODBATH will be playing live in Europe in November and December as they join KreatorDimmu Borgir & Hatebreed on the European Apocalypse tour. 


01.12.2018 - Hamburg DE, Sporthalle 
02.12.2018 - Frankfurt DE, Jahrhunderthalle
03.12.2018 - Paris FR, L‘Olympia
04.12.2018 - Brussels BE, AB
06.12.2018 - Milan IT, Alcatraz
07.12.2018 - Munich DE, Zenith
08.12.2018 - Ludwigsburg DE, MHP Arena
09.12.2018 - Prague CZ, Forum Karlin
10.12.2018 - Zurich CH, Halle 622
12.12.2018 - Vienna AT, Gasometer
13.12.2018 - Warsaw PL, Kolo Hall 
14.12.2018 - Leipzig DE, Haus Auensee
15.12.2018 - Dusseldorf DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
16.12.2018 - London UK, Roundhouse 

Tickets are available here:

The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness, recorded by BLOODBATH and Karl Daniel Liden, at Ghost Ward, City Of Glass & Tri-Lamb Studios, and is the second with Old Nick on vocals. If their previous Grand Morbid Funeral was a thick spray of deathly noise, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is the rotten, fetid state of the world and our inevitable doom that is casting a looming shadow over proceedings. With world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation in 140 characters over social media, capitalism tearing itself apart, a wilful march into a surveillance state via handy pocket spying devices, a shifting climate that appears to literally be trying to kill us, it’s all fuelled BLOODBATH's newest ode to filth.


Old Nick – vocals
Blakkheim – guitar
Lord Seth – bass
Joakim – guitar
Axe - drums

For further information:

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BRAND OF SACRIFICE sign with Unique Leader

BRAND OF SACRIFICE sign with Unique Leader

New EP The Interstice to be released on November 9th

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Unique Leader Records have signed Toronto, ON/Manhattan, NY based brutal death metal/hardcore group BRAND OF SACRIFICE to their ever growing roster. The label will release the group's relentlessly brutal debut EP The Interstice on November 9th, with the release available to hear now on all digital platforms.

Formed February 2018, frontman Kyle Anderson describes the project as such: "BRAND OF SACRIFICE was born from a thirst for an uncompromisingly crushing, modern take on the classic Death Metal/Hardcore formula.  This is achieved by utilizing a number of influences from several musical genres, aside from Extreme Metal.  Moreover, BRAND OF SACRIFICE incorporates a choir and an ensemble of ancient instruments from past centuries such as the sitar, harp, lyre and many others.  The band draws its name from the popular manga called Berserk by Kentaro Miura." 

Although the band are new, the music on The Interstice shows a fully developed songwriting maturity formed through years of playing with their past bands - The Afterimage and Ascariasis.

Full of devastating sonic violence and monstrous brutality the five-song effort proves that in a short time BRAND OF SACRIFICE are set to be a force to be reckoned with in extreme metal. 

The group said of the effort, "The Interstice offers the listener a journey through an abyssal sphere of sonic tyranny.  Thematically, this extended play is brought to life with artwork illustrated by Mark Cooper (Rings of Saturn).  Between several passages on this extended play, we are offered a glimpse of hope from the ethereal orchestral arrangements.  Enter The Interstice and witness the terror that lies within."

The Interstice track listing: 
1. Eclipse
2. Casca
3. Conviction
4. Millenium
5. Crimson

Physical pre-order bundles for The Interstice are available here: 
Digital pre-order bundles here:

Australian prog rockers ALITHIA announce new album and tour with Shining (NOR); release new single/video

Australian prog rockers ALITHIA announce new album and tour with Shining (NOR); release new single/video

The Moon has Fallen to be released October 26


Renowned for their spellbindingly powerful live shows and hypnotising tribal flavours, Australian 6-piece prog rockers AlithiA will release their highly anticipated sophomore record The Moon has Fallen worldwide on October 26 through Wild Thing Records. 

Celebrating the news, the band have released new single/video 'Empress'. To watch 'Empress' and pre-order the album, visit:

The band have also announced a tour with avant-garde rockers Shining (NOR). Purchase tickets from:


November 4 - Satan’s Hollow, Manchester, UK
November 5 - The Underworld, London, UK
November 7 - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
November 8 - Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
November 9 - Backstage By The Mill, Paris, France
November 11 - Rex, Toulouse, France
November 12 - Caracol, Madrid, Spain
November 13 - Bóveda, Barcelona, Spain
November 16 - Legend Club, Milan, Italy
November 17 - Traffic Club, Rome, Italy
November 18 - Cycle Club, Calanzano (FI), Italy
November 19 - Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
November 20 - Reflektor, Timisoara, Romania
November 21 - Fabrica, Bucharest, Romania
November 22 - Form Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
November 23 - SKCNS Fabrika, Novi Sad, Serbia
November 25 - Logo, Hamburg, Germany
November 26 - Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
November 27 - Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
November 28 - Backstage, Munich, Germany
November 29 - Dürer Kert 041, Budapest, Hungary

Recorded in Athens, Greece, The Moon has Fallen delves deep into the realm of psychedelic tribal post-prog rock. It is AlithiA’s first record written entirely collectively with the inspired addition of percussionist Jeffrey Raul Ortiz Castro, who interlaces the album’s sound with Latin rhythms, celestial synthesizers, and distinctive secondary vocals. 

AlithiA, meaning 'truth' in Greek, was formed by singer John Rousvanis in 2004. Following the release of two experimental EP’s in The Rising (2009) and A Realm O Null (2011), AlithiA honed their sound with the ethereal debut album To the Edge of Time (2014). To the Edge of Time garnered international interest in the group, including Metal Hammer. Recently the band have embarked on a 29-date European tour with Leprous and Agent Fresco (2017; this was their fourth European tour), and 2018 saw the band tour Australia with LeprousThe Contortionist and SikTh.

AlithiA have directly supported some of the biggest names in progressive music such as Animals As LeadersAlcestDead Letter CircusNe Obliviscaris, The Ocean, sleepmakeswavesCaligula’s HorseTides From NebulaMother’s CakeVulture Industries, and many others. The band have performed Australia's BIGSOUND, and at PROGFEST a record five times.

ALITHIA – Lineup
John Rousvanis - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Nguyen Phambam - Guitar
Tibor Gede - Bass
Danny Constantino - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jeffrey Ortiz Raul Castro - Percussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mark 'Vel' Vella - Drums

 Tracklisting:   1)  The Sun  2)  Empress  3)  Diamonds  4)  Blood Moon  5)  Three Eyes  6)  The Knife  7)  Breathe  8)  Faces in the Leaves


1) The Sun
2) Empress
3) Diamonds
4) Blood Moon
5) Three Eyes
6) The Knife
7) Breathe
8) Faces in the Leaves

22 sign with Long Branch Records

22 sign with Long Branch Records

New video for 'Sum of Parts' coming Friday 14th September 2018
Band is currently touring UK/Europe with Agent Fresco & Leprous


22 have signed an international deal with Long Branch Records (ex. the Nordics). The progressive rock band hailing from Trondheim, Norway is the latest addition in the constantly growing roster of the label and will release brand new music later this year. 22 are touring Europe at the moment as special guest for Agent Fresco and Leprous. Try to catch the package live if you can to check out some brand new 22 songs.

A brand new video for the single 'Sum of Parts' is coming this Friday.

UK tour dates with Agent Fresco and Leprous:

21/09 - Brudenell, Leeds (UK)
22/09 - Gorilla, Manchester (UK)
23/09 - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (UK)

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"22 have defined their own musical domain as an eclectic, energetic and stadium-appealing progressive rock outfit."