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Frames

From: Great Falls, MT, United States
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Below is our complete Frames news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

SPV Artists Nominated for ProgAwards

Steamhammer/SPV Records has issued the following press release about bands on the label's roster being nominated for ProgAwards:

"We're proud to announce that two of our Steamhammer/SPV bands Touchstone (UK) and Frames (GER) have been nominated for several ProgAwards!

"Touchstone: Rapidly rising effervescent British progressive / modern melodic metal rock five-piece Touchstone have been nominated in the 'New Blood' category in the inaugural British Progressive Music Awards. You can vote for them here. More...

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The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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Frames Offering Debut Album As Free Download

Three piece metal act Frames is currently offering the band's debut album "The Consequences of Breathing" as a free download. The band issued the following statement about the album:

"Hey Everyone, Thanks for listening to / downloading our new album that we have up at the moment, if you would like to donate to Frames to help with production costs, and expenses of making the album we would appreciate it! You can donate to us using our email address thru pay-pal at framesmt@gmail.com. Anything helps! And hell, if you are a broke ass like us and can't donate.... No hard feelings :) Take a copy of the CD for yourself at no cost.

"The CD is here at this link. Our blood, sweat, and finger longevity went into this album so we hope you enjoy! Also, the CD will be released for purchase in mid October! We will post info then in case you would like a physical copy of the CD. Thanks again for the support and any donations that you can make!"

You can also check out Frames via the band's official MySpace page.

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Frames Streaming New Album Sample

Montana metal act Frames is currently streaming a new teaser track online from the band's upcoming debut album "The Consequences of Breathing." The teaser song, along with the previously uploaded tracks "Flow," "Ebb," and "To Emerge," can be heard via the official Frames MySpace page. Additional details on the release date and track listing for the new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Frames Streaming New Song "Flow"

Montana metal act Frames, which features former members from Lost Lady Saloon, is now streaming another new song online from the band's upcoming full-length album. The track "Flow," along with the previously uploaded "To Emerge," can be heard now via the official Frames MySpace page. Further information on the band's upcoming album will be forthcoming.

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Frames Streaming New Song

Newly formed Montana based metal act Frames, which features former members from Lost Lady Saloon, is currently streaming a new song online. The new track "...To Emerge" can be heard via the official Frames MySpace page. Additional details on the band's debut release will be announced as they are made available.

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