Independent band Cormorant have jumped on the bandwagon of the crowdfunding once again, which means they have launched an Indiegogo campaign aiming for a modest goal of $7,500 that will go toward tracking, mixing, mastering, the artwork of their third album and merchandise. More than 60% has been already collected.
Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Montreal progressive death metal masters Beyond Creation. Founded in 2005, Beyond Creation self-released their debut technical death metal masterpiece, The Aura, in 2011 which will be reissued with an exclusive bonus track by Season of Mist on April 12th in Europe and May 14th in North America.
We are pleased to announce that legendary French progressive tech death metal outfit Gorod signs multi album deal for North America with Unique Leader Records.
For years Gorod has set high levels of killer over the top extreme metal releases which many have seen as inspiration and influence on their writing techniques. As the band furthers itself in mind blowing song structure and deliverance they are set to unleash their 4th onslaught of technical mayhem on the masses entitled A Perfect Absolution.
French technical death metallers Gorod have announced the title of their upcoming fourth album: A Perfect Absolution. The album is planned to be released in March through Listenable Records and will feature guest solos by Obscura's Christian Muenzer and Mike Keene of The Faceless. A new trailer for A Perfect Absolution can be watched below and the older one can be viewed at Metal Injection.
UK symphonic progressive outfit To-Mera will enter their new studio (based in Tom McLean's home) on January 21st to begin recording their third album. The band comments: "It's been a long, occasionally painful and definitely emotional, road to reach this point, but we can assure you that this album is going to be 'The One' you've been waiting for."
The band is also promising to upload video updates of the recording process at their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ToMera2008.
French avantgarde metallers Akphaezya have posted online a video for "Nemesis," a song from the band's upcoming album Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak, due out in March via Code666 Records. The video was directed by Laurent Box and Camille Bouvard and you can watch it below. Another new song entitled "Genesis" can also be streamed on the band's Soundcloud.
The cutting-edge thrash metallers Vektor have announced the tracklist and revealed the cover art of their upcoming album Outer Isolation. The album features five new songs and three re-recorded compositions from the band's first album Demolition: "Tetrastructural Minds", "Venus Project" and "Fast Paced Society." The band did a similar thing on their previous album Black Future in 2009 by re-recording two other songs. Also, two new songs, "Dying World" and "Dark Creations, Dead Creators," are now streaming online at this location.
The cover art for The Animation Of Entomology EP, the long-awaited follow-up to the technical supergroup Blotted Science's debut The Machinations Of Dementia, has been revealed and can be viewed below. The artwork was done by Richard Morley. Furthermore, a one and a half-minute snippet of "Omitting Eyes" has been made available for streaming at this location.
After a five-year wait, Russian heavy metal legends Aria have revealed the title of their new album: Феникс/Phoenix. The release date will be announced soon. The cover art has been done by the long-time collaborator Leo Hao (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Rage, Nocturnal Rites, etc).
Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon will release their new upcoming album, The Hunter, on September 27th through Reprise Records. The band now revealed the tracklist for the forthcoming effort.
The Hunter was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producer Mike Elizondo. Drum tracks were previously completed in Los Angeles at the legendary Sound City Studios (the place where Nirvana's Nevermind was recorded).
A brand-new track, called "Black Tongue" is still available for streaming at this location. The new single "Curl Of The Burl" will make its online debut on August 16th. More info on the limited edition can be found here.
As previously reported, Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon will release their new upcoming album, The Hunter, this October through Reprise Records. The band now revealed the cover artwork for the limited edition package, as can be seen below.
The artwork was once again created by AJ Fosik, a wood carver who is also responsible for the backdrop the band uses live. As said, this marks the first time Mastodon has not used acclaimed artist Paul Romano, who was responsible for all of the group's previous artwork.
Young UK prog outfit Haken has announced the title of their second album to be Visions.
The new record will be a concept album, just like the debut Aquarius, which dealt with water and ecology, though the exact concept of Visions has not yet been revealed.
Singer Ross Jennings ensures: "We are confident this album will not disappoint fans of Aquarius. As well as pulling some signature stunts, we are also trying to raise the bar with our compositions, and as individual players..."
The band has also stated that they wanted to make the album available exclusive for those attending ProgPower USA in Atlanta on Saturday, September 17th. The tentative release date is planned for the beginning of October and will be announced later.