Rebel Wizard just premiered the brand-new video for “Mother Nature, Oh My Sweet Mistress, Showed Me the Other Worlds and It Was Just Fallacy,” off of the new album ‘Voluptuous Rapture of Worship and Response’ via Prosthetic Records. Continue reading →
Southern California rock veterans Buckcherry are hitting the road for leg one of the WarpaintTour2019 for 40 shows this spring, with the can’t miss, up-and-comers JoyousWolf as their special guests. Buckcherry will be touring in support of their upcoming new album ‘Warpaint,’ scheduled to release March 8th, 2019, just as the tour is getting underway. The trek will begin in Northern California on March 6th, 2019, making its way up through Canada, then nationwide all across the rest of the US, and winding up in Southern California on May 5th, 2019. According to Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd, “There will be multiple legs to the tour, so any markets we miss on the first one, we will definitely be in your town somewhere down the line.” Tickets on sale today! (12/21/2018). Continue reading →
Riding high and massive on their success of the latest album, ‘Our Raw Heart‘, which in fact has featured on many top ten year end album list, YOB are ready to take on a North America tour to complete the album cycle. For a month long trek along North America, with Canadian heavy/thrash metaller veterans VOIVOD, and Belgian sludge rockers AMENRA, it does sound like a pretty promising tour.
With fun and suspense gearing up regarding AVANTASIA‘s next opus ‘Moonglow’, which is releasing on the February 15th, via Nuclear Blast, the band has released some fresh new music from the very same upcoming album. And oh boy, it sounds sumptuous! The new song is called “The Raven Child” and it delivers eleven minutes of magnificent aural pleasure. You can pre-order your copy of ‘Moonglow‘ here.
Italian stoner rockers Oreyeon are back with their psyched-out with the single “Trudging to Vacuity”. Since 2014, Oreyeon (formerly known as Orion) has brought their Sabbath-worship front and center. The release of 2016’s Builders of Cosmos showed promise of heavy riffs and strong rhythm. After 2 years of experimental sessions at their studio between the mountains and the sea, they bring us a new heavier sound.
The new single, “Trudging to Vacuity” is a colorful cosmic journey full of dark vocals that envelope a psychedelic rhythm section. A nihilistic space adventure awaits us full of monoliths and guys named Dave. “Trudging to Vacuity is the most nihilist song of the entire album. It’s about the existence’s paradoxical passing of time in an ephemeral period of time in which the process of the end begins. We are born from vacuity and we will end up in vacuity. Musically the song is built on old grindcore riffs that were reshaped into slow and doom atmospheres.” says the band. This is what stoner rock is supposed to sound like.
2. Trudging to Vacuity
3. Ode to Oblivion
4. Big Surprise
5. The Ones
6. Starship Pusher
With Ode To Oblivion, the band’s sophomore release, Oreyeon try to stay away from the stoner rock clichés with a “more elaborate and melodic style”. With more complex vocal structures and harmonizations, the tracks will also find a heavier path. The album will be available in a multitude of formats including: 25 test press, 250 transparent background splatter red / pink fluo / blue / black vinyl, 500 green fluo vinyl, black vinyl, Digipak (6 panels), and digital. Ode to Oblivion is out March 15 via Heavy Psych Sounds. To preorder follow this link. To keep up to date on Oreyeon follow them on Facebook, Heavy Psych Sounds website, and bandcamp.
With the excitement of the new releases for 2019, let’s get you hyped some more. The balls to the wall thrash metal band Dust Bolt has released a new lyric video for the debut of their song “Bloody Rain” from their upcoming album ‘Trapped in Chaos,’ arriving January 18th, 2019 on Napalm Records. Continue reading →
Zed is a heavy stoner influenced hard rock band that formed in 2007, in San Jose, Ca. However, the band has played together in and out of different projects since 1998, which is why their chemistry together is unparalleled. Zed has released a brand new video to go along with thee track “Skin + Bones” from their re-release of ‘Desperation Blues Deluxe.’ Along with the album, a special bonus 10 inch that includes recordings of Zed from their early years will be added. ‘Desperation Blues Deluxe’ arrives on the kick ass record label, Ripple Music January 18, 2019. Continue reading →
Metalcore is a genre that continues to reinvent itself. Though it may seem like another lifetime since the mid-2000’s, new ideas infiltrate, artists reinvent and arguably somehow create these intricate subgenres of subgenres. Sub-subgenres? Progressive metalcore has been on the up and up since. Exquisite musicianship and sophisticated songwriting allow these tremendous new acts to standout in a crowd where everything is tucked under one umbrella. Continue reading →
Vans Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman confirms dates for the show’s 25th anniversary via tweet this morning. As 2018 marked the end of its annual outing as a major touring entity, 2019 will feature only limited dates in honor of Vans Warped Tour’s impressive 25-year long run. Continue reading →
Lords Of The Trident was forged 10 years ago in Madison, Wisconsin. For the last decade the warriors that make up the band have been battling their way to stages all over the country. Lords Of The Trident is made up of Master Hercule “Herc” Schlagzeuger (Lead Drums), Baron Taurean Helleshaar (Lead Guitar), Fang VonWrathenstein (Lead Vocals), Asian Metal (Lead Guitar) and Pontifex Mortis (Lead Bass). They are in the process of soldiering their way to a stage near you as the band announces their first quest of 2019 will be for “The Metal, Spikes, And Chicken-Fried Steak Tour” with A Sound Of Thunder. The metal warriors will be performing four dates kicking off the first in Cincinnati on January 17th and wrapping up the crusade in Atlanta on January 20th. The tour is in support of Lords Of The Trident‘s 7th studio album ‘Shadows From The Past’ released this past August. Album stream can be heard on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Youtube. Continue reading →