Album Release

Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase. – New Deluxe 2-Disc Cd & Blu-Ray Edition

Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase. – New Deluxe 2-Disc Cd & Blu-Ray Edition

KSCOPE – 23RD AUGUST (KSCOPE554)

“Hand. Cannot. Erase. Is an album rooted in sonic and spiritual modernity… an inventive blend of bleak and brooding industrial soundscapes” ***** The Guardian

Steven Wilson, four-time Grammy nominee, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and founder member of Porcupine Tree, released his critically acclaimed fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. in 2015. In 2017 he shot back into the charts with his fifth solo album To the Bone at #3 in the UK and #2 in Germany, which built on the success of Hand. Cannot. Erase., which reached #13 in the UK and #3 in Germany. Continue reading →

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New Studio Album From The Reformed Black Metal Legends Mortem

New Studio Album From The Reformed Black Metal Legends Mortem

Before Arcturus there was Mortem.

Bringing together members of Arcturus, Mayhem, Thorns, & 1349 for a masterwork of eerie black metal, Peaceville proudly presents the long-awaited debut studio album from the newly reformed Norwegian legends, Ravnsvart will be released on 27th September 2019. Continue reading →

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Hate Release New Album – Auric Gates of Veles

Hate Release New Album – Auric Gates of Veles

Since 1991 Hate have lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and most ruthless death metal unleashed upon the world. With 2017’s Tremendum they took a step toward a darker, more atmospheric, black metal-oriented style and began exploring Slavonic mysticism, and new album Auric Gates Of Veles boldly continues in that direction. “We wanted to go deeper into the subject, both musically and lyrically,” asserts vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner. “We also wanted to record a sharper and better defined rhythm section, a more death metal-oriented one. When it comes to guitar sound, it was meant to be a wall of sonic destruction with dark ambient elements in the background.” To say that they achieved that which they set out to create is an understatement, for Auric Gates Of Veles is a titanic record that is both more organic and dynamic sounding, and may well be the finest of their storied career. Continue reading →

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Arch / Matheos Winter Ethereal

Arch / Matheos Winter Ethereal

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner, 2011’s Sympathetic Resonance. In 2019, they have reunited to follow that record up with Winter Ethereal, a more stylistically varied and perhaps deeper collection that explores a lot of sonic territory over the course of nine immersive tracks. “This stems from both of us trying to step out of our comfort zones a bit, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes being pushed,” states Matheos. “Having worked together so many times, it would be easy to fall into the same way of doing things, and I think we were both interested in exploring some new areas.” Arch concurs and adds: “Each song is notably different from the next, and nothing sounds repetitive. It is not a concept album, but somehow after a full listen from start to finish, there does seem to be continuity between the songs that I can’t describe. At over an hour long, I think the fans will agree that it is a full listening experience.” Continue reading →

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Astrosaur Announce New Album Obscuroscope / Listen To New Single Now

Astrosaur Announce New Album Obscuroscope / Listen To New Single Now

Astrosaur’s virtuous necro-nautic universe consists of equal parts instrumental rock and post-metal, studded with lavish prog, jazz, mathrock and black metal ornaments.
“The general public perceives academia and heavy metal as rivals, but Astrosaur, whose members studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand, lean toward the intellectual without sacrificing any authenticity“, Invisible Oranges said about the Oslo 3-piece. Virtuoso guitarist and main song writer Eirik Kråkenes has filled in as a session musician for Norwegian acts Leprous and Ihsahn, among many others… he is one of those people you meet at literally every European metal festival, but always with a different band. Continue reading →

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The Shaking Sensations To Release New Album On 4th October

The Shaking Sensations To Release New Album On 4th October

Copenhagen-based instrumental 5-piece The Shaking Sensations are finally back with a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 album Start Stop Worrying. October 4th will see the release of ‘How Are We To Fight The Blight?’ via Pelagic Records, an album that has been 6 years in the making. Continue reading →

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Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep is an instrumental rock four-piece boy band out of Atlanta, Georgia. Born of a passion for music and a light-hearted camaraderie, they continue to push their creative limits to create music that is both technically interesting and fun to listen to. Drawing on different inspirations, the band’s members incorporate their individual styles cultivated over years of playing into the boundless possibilities that instrumental music has to offer.

Their self-titled album is available now Continue reading →

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Iamthemorning – New Album Details And Tour Dates

Iamthemorning – New Album Details And Tour Dates

Following the success of Iamthemorning’s two studio albums for Kscope – Belighted, the award-winning Lighthouse and their most recent live studio film Ocean Sounds, the Russian duo, comprising of virtuoso classical pianist Gleb Kolyadin and charismatic vocalist Marjana Semkina are releasing their new album entitled The Bell on 2nd August. Continue reading →

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