Album Release

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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Greek Metal Band Enshadowed Return With Their 4th Album

Greek Metal Band Enshadowed Return With Their 4th Album

Odium Records proudly announces the new album of Enshadowed. This old and very respected Greek band returns with their 4th album entitled “Stare Into the Abyss”.

You can expect Hellenic Black Metal Art at its best.

Release date is scheduled for June and album will be issued as digipack CD and LP. The sound production was done at Descent studio (Athens).

Tracklist:
1.    An Aspect Of Chaos
2.    The Great Animist
3.    Beyond The Knowledge Of Truth
4.    Blackend Mouth Of Despair
5.    Divided You Fall
6.    A Form Of Agony
7.    Entropy Of men

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Barrens Release New Single ‘Arc Eye’ And Debut Album Will Be Released In April

Barrens Release New Single ‘Arc Eye’ And Debut Album Will Be Released In April

Gothenburg, Sweden-based post-rock trio Barrens, featuring members of long-running alternative/experimental indie rock unit Scraps Of Tape, will release their debut full-length, Penumbra, April 10th via Pelagic Records.

While there is a great deal of common ground between what Scraps Of Tape and BARRENS create musically, Barrens develops their own idiosyncratic sound on Penumbra. Driven as much by synths as guitars, Penumbra oscillates between the dark and bright sides of post-rock. Conceptually, the record centers itself on the topics of change, metamorphosis, and transformation, “especially movement into, through, out of shadows, and back again,” notes guitarist Johan G. Winther. “Being both lost in darkness yet finding comfort there. Seeking it. Afloat in blinding light, suspended in darkness,” as it is etched into the vinyl. Continue reading →

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Psychotic Waltz – “The God-Shaped Void” Album Out Today

Psychotic Waltz – “The God-Shaped Void” Album Out Today

Plus Launch Video For “While The Spiders Spin

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ are releasing their 5th studio album, “The God-Shaped Void”, worldwide today via InsideOutMusic. 

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ checked in with the following comment:

“Today is a special day for us, the release of our fifth album, and first record in over two decades. It’s crazy to think that 35 years ago, the five of us started playing together in Aslan, which a few years later we re-named Psychotic Waltz. We can’t thank our fans enough for their enormous patience biding their time until the album was done. But the wait is officially over! The album basically picks up where we left off in 1997, with the added benefit of modern technology and perhaps a more mature songwriting perspective. We would also like to give thanks to Jens Bogren for his great job with the mixing and mastering, and Ulrich Wild for his tracking work. It’s definitely our best-sounding album to date, and we can’t forget the amazing work of our longtime collaborator Travis Smith for the outstanding artwork. Turn it up, and enjoy!” Continue reading →

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The BlackLava Release “As Black As My Heart”

The BlackLava Release “As Black As My Heart”

The BlackLava is an alternative-rock band born in 2014 based in Turin, Italy with some stoner, old and vintage bluesy influences.

They released their first Ep “Sweetmeat” in 2015 and the debut album “As Black As My Heart” in 2018 with a close collaboration with Matteo Ciube (Raptor Studio, Dufresne) & Fra Priolo (Vip Studio, ex Be The Wolf, A Line Before The Ocean) for recordings and some guitar arrangements and a few months later he became an official band member. Continue reading →

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Monolithic Sludge Metallers Beggar Release New Video; Announce Debut Album

Monolithic Sludge Metallers Beggar Release New Video; Announce Debut Album

Album Compelled to Repeat to be released via APF Records April 3rd 2020

‘Beggar are a destructively heavy band.’ – Alex Baker, Kerrang
‘Ridiculous in the heaviest way possible.’ – The Obelisk
‘Chest-caving, suffocating heaviness.’ – No Clean Singing

Emerging from the nihilistic quagmire of London, four-piece BEGGAR have announced their debut album Compelled To Repeat will be released on April 3rd via APF Records. Not so much unleashing their album as hurling it in frustration into the faces of the general public, BEGGAR propound a kind of sludge-meets-extreme-metal pandemic of tar thick riffs and groove, blasts, emotional vocal discharge and genre-bending brutality. Continue reading →

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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.

You can hear the album at –  Continue reading →

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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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