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Last updated on March 29, 2017 at 11:26 AM ET
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7 news articles posted today (and counting...)
In support of the newly released magnum opus "Heartless," genre-defying giants Pallbearer will canvas North America in May and June on a headline tour featuring support from Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black, Venomous Maximum, and Inter Arma on select dates. This run will follow Pallbearer’s current U.S. jaunt (shows in Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Chicago still on the docket) and the forthcoming European tour in April. Pallbearer’s full tour routing can be found below.
Released last Friday on Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), "Heartless" is a 7-song album grander in scope than anything Pallbearer have released prior, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures. Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) manning the board, making for the band’s most pummeling, ambitious, and virtuosic work to date.
Pulling from a wide swath of musical inspirations ranging from ‘90s alt-rock to classic prog, Pallbearer’s sonic architecture has grown more sophisticated than ever without abandoning its primeval roots and unshakeable hooks. The record bears no shortage of surprises—a three-part harmony will be followed up by proto-metal sprints, anthemic choruses are bristled by gnarled guitars and torrid backbeats.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can."
See Pallbearer on the road through June 2017: More...
Norwegian stoner rockers Kal-El revealed the cover artwork and track list for the highly anticipated new album "Astrodoomeda." The album will be released as a CD and digital download through Argonauta Records on August 25th.
The band says: "In our humble opinion, we feel the band has evolved a few lightyears with this record, and it is also the heaviest and most though through piece of work we have made so far. There is still much uncharted space for Kal-El to explore, but for now we will set up camp in the galaxy of Astrodoomeda."
"Astrodoomeda" was mixed and mastered at Caliban Studios (Kvelertak, Mayhem, Gluecifer) and has the following track listing:
A few weeks back, Oklahoma progressive metal act Vangough released the stellar new opus "Warpaint." The album has been receiving critical praise around the world, including our very own xFiruath! Check out our review of "Warpaint" at this location.
Today, Vangough teamed up with Metal Underground.com to give you a behind the scenes look at the making of "Warpaint" with the first part of the video series "Making Warpaint." The series chronicles the making of the landmark release, beginning with the drum recordings.
Check out the clip here: More...
Australian progressive cult force Voyager is back with a new album entitled "Ghost Mile." The band smashed the Pledge Music campaign target in just over a week and then two days after released the first single "Ascension."
Today, the band has now revealed the album artwork and track listing for "Ghost Mile," which is set for a May 12th release. The artwork (shown below) was done by the band's drummer Ashley Doodkorte.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Ascension (see music video here)
2. Misery Is Only Company
4. Fragile Serene
5. To The Riverside
6. Ghost Mile
7. What A Wonderful Day
9. This Gentle Earth
10. As The City Takes The Night More...
Ukrainian metal outfit White Ward debuts a new song entitled "Stillborn Knowledge", taken from the upcoming debut album "Futility Report", which will be released by Debemur Morti Productions on May 12th. The album was mixed and mastered by Alexey Nagornykh. The artwork was created by Olia Pishchanska.
Check out now "Stillborn Knowledge" below.
Dying Fetus has a new album due this summer via Relapse Records and shares the following video leading up to its official announcement. Recording sessions for the release have already been completed.
Catch the band live touring Europe with Hatebreed on the following dates below:. More...
Ice Nine Kills premieres a new music video for "Nature Of The Beast", which takes its inspiration from George Orwell‘s novel "Animal Farm". Comments frontman Spencer Charnas:
"This video marks the third and final chapter of the video trilogy that began in fall 2015 with ‘Communion Of The Cursed.’ We pick up right where the ‘Hell In The Hallways‘ video ended last spring, continuing to follow the character Kevin as he navigates through the sinister side of the literary classics that inspired our ‘Every Trick In The Book‘ album. This song, ‘The Nature Of The Beast,’ is a tribute to George Orwell‘s classic allegorical novel ‘Animal Farm‘. The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment."
Check out now "Nature Of The Beast" below.