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Toehider

Toehider are Australia's most prolific progressive rock act. With the 2011 release of their eagerly anticipated debut album 'To Hide Her', they now have no less than 14 releases under their belt.

After the release of their Queen/Panic at the Disco inspired self-titled EP in 2008, singer/songwriter Michael Mills bypassed the "difficult second album syndrome" by instead releasing 12 albums in 12 months.

The "12in12" project was an unprecedented move that saw Toehider explore a vast array of musical styles and genres. Working with Brisbane illustrator Andrew Saltmarsh, each album came out on the 12th of every month, complete with original cover artwork and a 2 page comic.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

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Haunted Shores

Haunted Shores is a studio-project consisting of Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

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Telepathy

At the time of writing, self-styled 'instru-metal' titans Telepathy are on a warpath. Having returned home from a torrent of successful shows in support of their second album 'Tempest', patrons of the ever growing metal scene across Europe and the UK (the island that the band calls home) bore witness to the vicious aural storm for which Telepathy are rapidly becoming renowned.

Consisting of two Polish brothers - guitarist Piotr Turek and drummer Albert Turek - and two Englishmen - guitarist Richard Powley and bassist Teddy-James Driscoll (who replaced original bassist Krystian Turek) - Telepathy's sound, seldom disassociated with the words 'post-metal', is often likened to genre megastars Cult of Luna, Russian Circles and Neurosis. Yet, in a manner befitting the transcendental nature of the practice itself, Telepathy's music surpasses the archetypal sensory confinements that ensnare bands of a similar ilk. Indeed, since their formation under the 3 swords of Essex in 2011, Telepathy has truly set about forging their own sonic path, on their own terms, without compromise.

Now with 2 full length albums under their belt; 2017's acclaimed 'Tempest' and their 2014 debut album '12 Areas', Telepathy has been embraced with open arms by even the most unyielding fans of post metal, black metal, hardcore, doom and sludge alike; a testament to their inspired, nuanced and emotionally punishing take on metal. With such an array of styles and emotions forming a unique and cohesive whole, Telepathy displays an uncanny ability to unite fans of all types of heavy music and draw them into their mysterious and alluring world.

The spring of 2017 marked the release of Telepathy's second sonic offering, 'Tempest'. The 52 minute concept album; recorded at Orgone Studios with producer/engineer Jaime Gomez Arellano, enjoyed notably positive reviews across print media outlets, blogs and webzines from all corners of the globe and demonstrated a departure from their frenzied debut, '12 Areas'.

In support of Tempest, the band took to the road to stun audiences across the continent during 3 extensive tours of the UK and Europe. From performances in the clubs of the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Romania, to appearances at the legendary Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands, Berlin Swamp Fest and Into the Void Festival, the band's furious live show has made Telepathy one of the most talked about bands in the heavy metal underground and has gained them a substantial and devoted fan base along the way, owing greatly to their unwavering commitment to touring and recording.

With a triumphant 2017 now behind them, the band are preparing to rocket through 2018 with more momentum than ever before. With their first outing to the Canary Islands in February, 2 more full European tours in the works and confirmed appearances at London's Desertfest and premier post-metal mecca, Dunk! Festival, Telepathy has undoubtedly established themselves as one of metal's most intriguing prospects in recent years and are showing no signs of stopping.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

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Riot V - Share Lyric Video For Third Single

American metalheads Riot V have a new official lyric video out for the song "Messiah". The heavy metal band will release their 16th album entitled Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast. Listen to "Victory" and "Heart Of A Lion" as well. As of now, you can watch the video for the album's third single.

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Slugdge - New Members And Hints At New Album

Having recently released their highly appreciated Esoteric Malacology, Slugdge shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, they have released a flurry of posts on their Facebook, announcing two new members: Moat Lowe on bass and Alan Cassidy of The Black Dahlia Murder on drums, and hinting that they are already working on their follow-up to this year's album.

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Crematory - Unveil New Music Video

German goths Crematory have recently shared a brand new video for the single "Immortal," which is taken from the band's new album, Oblivion. The record hit stores via Steamhammer/SPV last Friday and the group released a new video to celebrate that. It's now available here.

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Joe Lynn Turner - Hospitalized In Belarus

Former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner has been hospitalized in Belarus "with a heart issue," his friend and former Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet has confirmed.

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Kip Winger - To Play At Frontiers Rock Festival VIP Kickoff Party

Frontiers Rock Festival has recently announced that none other than Kip Winger will be joining the exclusive VIP kickoff party, which will be held on April 27th before the start of the proper festival the following day. Kip will celebrate the recent release of his solo box set collection, which collected all his solo albums into one special limited edition box set. Kip will also be playing a selection of Winger and solo hits accompanied by only his 12-string guitar.

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Weapon UK - Recording New Album

British NWOBHM masters Weapon UK are working on a new album. Also, Rising From The Ashes will be re-released on Pure Steel Records this April 27th. Until now the record only has been available as a self-release on CD by the band. More importantly, they are currently recording their first album for Pure Steel Records, due for release this autumn.

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Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Light and dark. Black and white. Yin and yang. Balancing the dark is something often searched for and Rolo Tomassi's fifth album does it.

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Posted: 14.04.2018 by RaduP | Comments (6)

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Snowy Shaw - To Live-Stream Album Release Party

Prolific Swedish journeyman Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Therion, Dream Evil, and others) has announced the release of his first full-length solo album, entitled White Is The New Black, and invites all of his fans to join him for the live streaming of a release party.

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Posted: 14.04.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (2)

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Haken - Announce First Ever Live Album, Work On New Album

Haken have shared some exciting news! First, the prog metallers announced the release of their first ever live album, titled L-1VE and scheduled for release on the 22nd June 2018. Following the release of the band's acclaimed fourth studio album Affinity, they embarked upon their 10th anniversary tour across Europe and North America. Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the legendary Melkweg venue on the Amsterdam stop of that tour, this represents the band's first ever live document with tracks from across their discography. The band have also revealed they have started work on their fifth studio album.

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Pallbearer - Release New Track

If you like doom metal, here's something interesting for you. Pallbearer has just released a brand new track titled "Dropout" as the 53rd installment of the Adult Swim Singles Program. The song encapsulates the singular progressive doom metal sound the Arkansas outfit is known for and can be heard below.

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Midnattsol - New Video And Song Unveiled

Norwegian folk metallers Midnattsol are about to release a new album called The Aftermath, as you might know. Previously, they have shared the first song from it, "Herr Mannelig," and now we get to hear a bit more. Watch below their new video for the tune "The Purple Sky". This is also their first proper video.

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Oomph! - Sign With Napalm Records, Working On New Album

German industrial group Oomph! just shared the news that they have signed a deal with Napalm Records, which means a new album is coming! They are currently working on a new studio album scheduled for a 2019 release.

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Posted: 14.04.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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House Of Lords - To Embark On Mini European Tour

American hard rockers House Of Lords will play a string of shows in the Old Continent this month. The group will embark on a week long European tour. See the tour dates on the flyer.

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Posted: 14.04.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)