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Paradise Lost Release First Album Trailer For Obsidian

Paradise Lost Release First Album Trailer For Obsidian

Nick and Greg discuss “Fall From Grace”

The book has been closed but the story continues: Paradise Lost sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, gloomy history of death, doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legends from Halifax, Yorkshire are the drug that numbs the pain, the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that craves to be told. “Obsidian”, the new album from Paradise Lost, will be released on 15th May.

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Devin Townsend – Empath – The Ultimate Edition Announced For Release 5th June 2020

Devin Townsend – Empath – The Ultimate Edition Announced For Release 5th June 2020

Devin Townsend is pleased to announce the release of ‘Empath – The Ultimate Edition’ on 5th June 2020. This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus discs across 2 CDs, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more. Continue reading →

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Katatonia Premiere New Single & Video For “Behind The Blood”

Katatonia Premiere New Single & Video For “Behind The Blood”

Taken From Their Forthcoming New Album “City Burials” Released On Peaceville On 24th April 

Following the announcement that Katatonia will be returning with a brand-new album City Burials on 24th April, on Peaceville Records, and the release of the album’s debut single “Lacquer”, the band present their next single and video for “Behind The Blood”.  Continue reading →

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Paradise Lost Announce New Album ‘Obsidian’ / Out On 15th May

Paradise Lost Announce New Album ‘Obsidian’ / Out On 15th May

Obsidian… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that PARADISE LOST have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting heaviness, PARADISE LOST have defied the odds by coming back stronger than ever over the past decade .
“Obsidian”, the new album of Gothic legends PARADISE LOST will be released on 15th May.

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Quick Questions With Altostratus

Quick Questions With Altostratus

UK progressive metal band Altostratus recently released their debut album, Complete the Connection. I caught up with drew and Alex from the band to ask them the Guitar Noodle Quick Questions.

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Progressive Music Icons Dream Theater and the  Prestigious Berklee College of Music Announce the  Creation of The Dream Theater Scholarship Fund

Progressive Music Icons Dream Theater and the Prestigious Berklee College of Music Announce the Creation of The Dream Theater Scholarship Fund

Berklee College of Music and Dream Theater announce the creation of the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund. In celebration of the band’s 35th anniversary, Dream Theater and Berklee are creating a fund that will provide scholarship money to student musicians in need on an ongoing basis through the future.
Recently, alumni John Petrucci ’86 (guitarist) and wife Rena (who recently completed her Berklee online Advanced Guitar Certificate) visited Berklee to tour the production and music studios of the college. This trip was the couple’s first time back to the campus since their son Reny graduated in 2018. While there, they met with Berklee President Roger Brown and discussed the founding of the Dream Theater Scholarship.

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End Paragon Release New Single “Cloak and Dagger”

End Paragon Release New Single “Cloak and Dagger”

End Paragon are a 4-piece progressive metal band hailing from London, UK.

Taking inspiration from various styles, End Paragon create their own, by combining catchy choruses, syncopated riffs, crushing breakdowns, angelic melodies and electronic post-production elements to create a sound that represents young, fresh and energetic side of modern metal with some clear influences from While She Sleeps, Northlane, Architects, Wage War and Invent Animate. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Keep Up

Quick Questions With Keep Up

Keep Up released their latest album “Up In Flames” on September 6th, 2019.  It is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more! I caught up with them recently to ask them the Guitar Noodle Quick Questions.

Keep Up Interview

Quick Questions

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BEAR Release “Apollo’s Heist” Video. Debut Track From Their Upcoming Album

BEAR Release “Apollo’s Heist” Video. Debut Track From Their Upcoming Album

BEAR hails from Antwerp, Belgium’s second largest city and home to a thriving local metal and hardcore scene since the ‘90s, which is when members of BEAR first met. This year marks their 10th anniversary as a band. With three albums released since on Let It Burn and Basick Records, performances at festivals such as Graspop, Roadburn, Rock Herk, Euroblast, UK Tech Fest, Complextiy Fest, and headlining tours throughout Europe and India, the band has made themselves a name in the heavy music underground scene as one of the most punishing live acts out there.

They have just released a video for “Apollo’s Heist”, the first single from the album”Propaganda” which will be released on May 8 via Pelagic Records. Continue reading →

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