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Rebellious Spirit Announces New Album

The four German musicians from Rebellious Spirit have ensconced themselves in the Cubeaudio studios in Göttingen where they are busy working on their second album "Obsession" under the direction of producer Markus Gumball. The album is scheduled for release on September 22nd in Europe and September 30th in the USA.

"The events of recent years, the production of our debut album Gamble Shot, the shows, the first tour with Axel Rudi Pell, all those things have helped us a great deal," explains guitar player and vocalist Jannik Fischer, who founded the group together with his brother Jens (bass). The original line-up remains unchanged and continues to include Silvio Bizer (drums) and Corvin Domhardt (guitars).

"You've got to bear in mind that Jannik was just 15 and I was 18 when we recorded the first demos for Gamble Shot," Jens Fischer recalls. "Now, three years later, we're all even better and more accomplished on our instruments, and Jannik's voice in particular has audibly matured, which of course benefits the new material enormously." More...

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Pord To Release Sophomore LP

France-based Solar Flare Records today confirms the upcoming release of the second LP from their country mates in Pord.

"Wild" will be released in September via digital download and CD, with both black and swamp green/bone splatter 12" vinyl coming this November. A final release date and multiple tracks from the album will be leaked in the coming weeks. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"A trio formed in 2002 in the darkest depths of rural Lozère, France, Por's brand of output evolved very quickly toward something much rougher and wilder than imagined. A powerful brand of noise rock reminiscent of reference bands such as Dazzling Killmen, Keelhaul or Craw, a blend of complexly structured compositions with the throbbing and hypnotic undertow that the trio is so fond of, along with a sometimes heavy and powerful, sometimes twisted rhythmic section, backed by incredibly tortured vocals emerged. Amidst years of regional touring, Pord released a plethora of independent singles and mini releases in addition to their debut LP, Valparaiso, released in 2011.

"In March of 2014, Pord raided Rec Studio in Geneva to record their sophomore LP with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura, Basement...), dubbed 'Wild.' The strewn but cohesive nature of the band's output on Wild is as contagious as it is caustic, the album's output showing a renewed musical evolution, with Pord's typical raging sound coupled with a hint of straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture. The vocals also evolve toward a more rasping, primitive and offbeat rendering of cruder and increasingly straightforward lyrics." More...

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Empire Auriga Posts New Track

The black/ambient/industrial cult Empire Auriga today premieres new track "Jubilee Warlord," which can be heard below, courtesy of No Clean Singing.

The song hails from Empire Auriga's comeback album, "Ascending the Solar Throne," set for release on August 19th via Moribund Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Prophetic Light [5:45]
2. Jubilee Warlord [5:32]
3. The Solarthrone [5:01]
4. Waste [2:50]
5. Planetary Awakening [5:30]
6. Are You Worthy of Gold? [4:06]
7. The Foundation of All Human Fears [4:56]
8. The Last Passage of Azon Grul [7:21] More...

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The Body Politic Streaming "Armature"

Vancouver, BC six-piece powerhouse The Body Politic has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere and free download of new single "Armature," taken off forthcoming EP "Egressor," which is due out on September 16th, 2014.

Stream the track below or download it over here. Drummer Spencer Bowman comments:

“Armature’s lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who is wrestling with who they are as a person, both physically and emotionally. It’s a notion that hits close to home with us. The song is a big departure from our earlier work, and we think it gives a good impression of what people can expect from Egressor.”

Taking their name from a Clive Barker short story and shifting gears from jazz (which most of the members studied at Vancouver Island University) to progressive metal, the band combines poly-metric grooves, aggressive screams, and soaring vocal melodies to push the boundaries of modern metal music.

In additional news, the band will be performing at this year's Beaver Fest in Valley View, AB on August 29th alongside Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Comeback and many more. The "Egressor" EP track listing is as follows:

1. Vitam Agere (2:18)
2. Armature (4:12)
3. All Hands (4:53)
4. Swing For The Fences (4:05)
5. Colqhoun (4:13)
6. Irradiate (4:56) More...

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