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Last updated on July 30, 2016 at 11:46 AM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
End Xian, a collaborative collective of musicians banded together to create music in quick bursts of spontaneous creativity, will release debut album "Soft Rock" on August 5th.
Formed in 2015 as the brainchild of Pennsylvania-based recording artist Christian Alexander (Empty Flower, Hex Inverter), End Xian was originally intended as Alexander's first solo release, but after the project’s inception, it quickly transformed into a collaborative outfit.
Once Alexander had composed the record's initial tracks, he enlisted noise artist, Jesse Yanniel (Rise Of Because) along with Northern California's unpredictable electronic artist, Andrew James Southard (aka Youne Aundee). Album art and packaging for "Soft Rock" was created by artist Brian Azer (Jesu / Sun Kill Moon).
In advance of the record's release, End Xian now unveils the new song "You Can Find Fault and Call off the Dogs." Check it out below. The album's full track listing is:
2.) K The Opportunist
4.) Real Far
6.) You Can Find Fault and Call Off the Dogs
7.) K The Bearer of Bad News
8.) Thick in the Right Places More...
After posting two track-by-track break down videos for new album "Armageddon," German folk metal group Equilibrium has now released a full song stream.
Check out a lyric video for "Born To Be Epic" in the YouTube player below. The album's full track listing is as follows:
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
11. Eternal Destination
In conjunction with the release of new EP "The Mobius Hammersmith," Dead Earth Politics is now streaming all five tracks online. Listen in below.
Dead Earth Politics will also hit the road this summer supporting the EP. The tour kicked off last night in Lake Charles, LA and runs through August 13th winding up at the band's hometown haunt The Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX.
2. The Mobius Hammersmith
3. Balancing Broken Scales
4. Wretched Things
5. Broad Wings & Distant Shores More...
Lovecraft fans, somebody has finally made a concept album revolving around short story "The Festival." Swampcult's album of the same name is divided into chapters, each one telling a crucial part of the story.
Check out "The Old Man" below in preparation for the album's official release October 2nd, 2016. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Chapter I - The Village 06:01
2. Chapter II - The Old Man 02:55
3. Chapter III - Al-Azif Necronomicon 03:54
4. Chapter IV - Procession 05:28
5. Chapter V - The Rite 08:23
6. Chapter VI - The Flight 02:21
7. Chapter VII - The Dawning 06:09
8. Chapter VIII - The Madness 03:11
9. IX - Epilogue - Betwixt Dream and Insanity 02:49 More...
Upcoming Skalmold full-length album "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils" is due out September 30th via Napalm Records, and today a brief teaser trailer comes online. The full "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils" track listing reads as follows:
9. Vanaheimur More...
Audiotopsy just released an official music video for the song "LYLAB" - check it out below. Drummer Matt McDonough comments on the new video:
"In keeping with the DIY philosophy of Audiotopsy, we took upon ourselves the task to create our own video for the track LYLAB. We enlisted our close confidantes, Adam Neal Gonzales for filming - directing, and Terry Linder for post production.
"Their skill and dedication shines in the end result. We share a deep sense of pride and accomplishment in the work on this video. And we are excited to now have the opportunity to share our vision with you."
Trap Them premieres a new song entitled "Hellionaires", taken from the upcoming new album "Crown Feral", which will be out in stores September 23rd through Prosthetic Records.
Check out now "Hellionaires" below.
Capture The Crown premieres a new song entitled "The Lake", taken from the upcoming new album, which will be out in stores later this year via Artery Recordings.
Check out now "The Lake" below.
Says vocalist Jeffrey Wellfare of the song: More...
Arsis premieres pre-production version of a new song entitled "As Deep As Your Flesh".
Comments bassist/vocalist Noah Martin: "Our September tour with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun, and Painted In Exile is right around the corner. We’re excited to step away from writing and play some new material. That being said, Shawn Priest made a drum playthrough of a new pre-production track entitled “As Deep as your Flesh” to give a glimpse of where our heads are, musically. We hope you enjoy the tune thus far and to see you on the road this Fall! – Noah"
Check out now "As Deep As Your Flesh" below.
The band will be touring with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile this fall. Check out all dates below: More...