Album Release

Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh Releases New Extended Edition Solo Album Monochrome/Colour

Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh Releases New Extended Edition Solo Album Monochrome/Colour

Riding the waves of his success with Anathema’s latest album The Optimist, which included an extensive headline tour, multiple summer music festivals and an Album of the Year nomination at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards, Daniel Cavanagh released his new solo album, Monochrome. Now he includes four new studio recordings featuring two newly recorded acoustic versions of album songs and two brand new songs “Found” and “Scandinavia” on this special extended edition of the album – Monochrome / Colour. Continue reading →

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Our Sorrows Release Debut Album ‘Anima//Animus’

Our Sorrows Release Debut Album ‘Anima//Animus’

The Florida-based metalcore four-piece Our Sorrows debuted in July of 2019. Described as reminiscent of the genre in the early 2000s, their modern portrayal of the style brings a cohesive mix of both eras to the forefront. The balance of powerful and impassioned vocals deliver an emotionally charged message on every groove-oriented track, supplemented with unrelenting pace and crushing tones. Their debut album “Anima//Animus” was recorded at The Audio Compound, produced by Andrew Karpovck and Andrew Wade and released on October 25th 2019.

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead release new album ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead release new album ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead release their first new album in six years today, with the launch of ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’.  To celebrate, they have launched a video for the third track taken from the album, ‘Something Like This’, and you can watch that now here: 

The new album has been receiving fantastic reactions from the press, with Louder Than War calling it “a real return to form”, while Prog Magazine said that “hugeness, at last, should beckon”. This comes ahead of a 26-date European tour that begins in France on the 9th February.  Continue reading →

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Video Nasties Announce New Album ‘Dominion’

Video Nasties Announce New Album ‘Dominion’

Released Friday 13th March (Apf Records)
Since 2017, something has been lurking in the shadows around Merseyside, snarling from the unseen corners with a piercing horror-metal atmosphere; that something is Video Nasties, and they’re ready to strike with their moral-panic inducing heaviness.
 
Comprised from members from some of Liverpool’s finest heavy exports in The Bendal Interlude, SSS, Magpyes and Iron Witch,  the quintet that is Video Nasties mix death metal with punky and thrashy undertones, creating something morbidly macabre and devilishly debauched.
 
Recently signed to the label – on Halloween 2019 no less – Video Nasties finally bring their reign of terror to APF Records. Set to unleash their debut full-length Dominion [APF025] on Friday 13th March (of course) on all good formats – LP, CD, cassette and digital – Video Nasties are content to lurk no more; get ready for their slasher soundtrack to rip your eardrums to pieces soon.
 
‘Drone Eagle’ is the first taster to be shared, described by bassist Rick Owen as a song about, ‘Armageddon. We’re going to hell in a hand basket, baby and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. A demise driven by power, greed and corruption.’
Listen To ‘Drone Eagle’ Now – soundcloud.com/apf-records/07-drone-eagle

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Aspherium Release ‘The Embers of Eternity’

Aspherium Release ‘The Embers of Eternity’

Aspherium have released their third album, The Embers of Eternity. The progressive death metal band from Norway released their debut album to great reviews in 2011 and have been building on that success ever since with their second album “The Fall of Therenia and tours with Decapitated.

The third Aspherium album “The Embers of Eternity” moves away from the sci fi themes of the last album, and dives deeper into our real world. Taking place in a future where humanity has ultimately destroyed theplanet, this concept album deals with the struggles that we face as a species. Continue reading →

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Award-Winning Iamthemorning Singer-Songwriter – Marjana Semkina Releases Her Debut Solo Album – Sleepwalking

Award-Winning Iamthemorning Singer-Songwriter – Marjana Semkina Releases Her Debut Solo Album – Sleepwalking

KSCOPE – 14TH FEBRUARY 2020

Featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Craig Blundell & Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) and the St. Petersburg Orchestra “1703”
Following the success of four highly praised albums withIamthemorning, the lyricist, singer and co-songwriter Marjana Semkinareleases her spellbinding debut solo album, Sleepwalking on 14thFebruary 2020 through Kscope, her album will be released under an alternative spelling – Mariana Semkina.

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Album & Tour, First Single Out Now

Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Album & Tour, First Single Out Now

Five Finger Death Punch

Announce Long Awaited Eighth Studio Album, “F8”

Out Globally February 28THPre–Order The Album NOW

4 x Platinum, 6 x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced their long awaited eighth studio album, titled “F8” today. The album will be released globally on February 28th, 2020 and is available for pre-order now. Continue reading →

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Cinematic Metal Outfit HYPNO5E Stream New Album In Full

Cinematic Metal Outfit HYPNO5E Stream New Album In Full

 ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’ Released Today (Pelagic Records) 
HYPNO5E have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic- scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10- but the 20-minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with latin folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes. 
 
After the acoustic special album “Alba –Les Ombres Errantes” (2018), the Southern French quartet are now returning with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing: their 5th album, “A Distant (Dark) Source”, is the second part of a diptych album project released on 22nd November (Pelagic Records). Today the band are now streaming the album in full ahead of tomorrow’s release date with guitarist Emmanuel Jessua adding,
 
“A Distant Dark Source is our 5th album. It continues to chase those demons and lost memories which we have been chasing ever since the debut album “Des Deux L’Une Est L’Autre”. The album is an inward journey to the land of the ghosts of the past. At the origin of this distant dark source lies Tauca, an old Paleolithic lake located in Bolivia, where I grew up, and where I continue to find inspiration for my musical work. 
 
This album is the continuity of what we’ve built since the begining of the band, but it has a more visceral and direct, violent approach. It’s raw, direct and it got no boundaries, it’s our more personal album for many reasons. We found a common way to express this music, now we feel like all those lands we travelled together result in this particular musical object. But there’s more than sound, and we hope that you’ll escape on great wanderings too.”

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Hit 25th Year with LP 10 – ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Hit 25th Year with LP 10 – ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are returning after six years with their 10th full-length studio album X: The Godless Void and Other Stories – due out on 17th January 2020 on InsideOutMusic. The new LP comes as the band enters their 25th year together and along with the news today the band is releasing the first single and official video for “Don’t Look Down”. Continue reading →

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Wolves Like Us – Stream New Album In Full

Wolves Like Us – Stream New Album In Full

Norway’s Wolves Like Us will unleash their fourth album, Brittle Bones, this Friday on Pelagic Records and are streaming it in full.

Listen now:

The band comment, We built this record brick by brick, took the mortar from the 90s alt rock classics and mixed it with the concrete of punk rock – the result was a graffitied punk squat inhabited by shady sailors. Enjoy.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Black Soul ChoirBrittle Bones — demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans — displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. 
WOLVES LIKE US’ Brittle Bones includes a guest vocal appearance with longtime comrade Gared O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken For Stars and will be available on CD, LP, and digital format. See preordering options below. Fans of The Afghan Whigs, Quicksand, Hot Water Music, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Junius, and Drive Like Jehu pay heed. 
Following the release of Brittle BonesWOLVES LIKE US will embark on a European tour supporting Planes Mistaken For Stars. The journey begins in December 1st in Manchester and runs through December 12th in Oslo. See all confirmed dates below.
WOLVES LIKE US w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars:
12/01/2019 Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
12/02/2019 The Exchange – Bristol, UK
12/03/2019 The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
12/04/2019 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
12/05/2019 G2 – Glasgow, UK
12/06/2019 The Lounge – London, UK
12/07/2019 Den Eglantier – Sint-Niklaas, BE
12/08/2019 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/09/2019 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
12/10/2019 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
12/11/2019 MTC – Cologne, DE
12/12/2019 Vaterland – Oslo, NO

Forged in 2010, WOLVES LIKE US emerged out of the ashes of local punk/hardcore pioneers JR Ewing, Amulet, and Infidels Forever, among others. The band quickly made a name for themselves as a super-energetic live band within the local scene, blending equal parts Quicksand and Afghan Wings with their own idiosyncratic post-hardcore sound. After only five shows, they signed with Prosthetic Records and hit the road for tours and shows with the likes of such scene heavyweights as Kvelertak, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Swing Kids, Junius, and Gallows. The band went on to release three critically-lauded albums under the Prosthetic Records banner: Late Love (2011), Get Gone (2012), and Black Soul Choir (2014).

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