One of our favorite regional bands (for those of us at MNHQ that is), Asheville, North Carolina’s All Hell, have shared some details of their upcoming debut for Prosthetic Records, “The Grave Alchemist“. Produced by Kris Hilbert (The Body), who worked with the band on their earlier release The Red Sect, and mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), The Grave Alchemist will see a worldwide release on April 14th. The album contains twelve tracks of the ferocious blackened thrash that we have come to love seeing the band perform on a regular basis here in the Appalachian locale. The press release included with the news of the album states “The album is a narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. It is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold.”
Classic thrash/speed metallers Exmortus have just debuted an official video for the song “For The Horde” from the 2016 Prosthetic Records release “Ride Forth“. The clip was directed by James Pesature with footage filmed during the band’s touring with Children Of Bodom, Abbath and Oni recently. The band are currently preparing to hit the road in EU. with Havok, Warbringer and Gorod and you can find those dates/locations listed below.
Holy Grail have issued their murder happy new Official Video to the track “Those Who Will Remain” from their current Prosthetic Records release, “Times Of Pride And Peril“. Evidently the band was advised against releasing the video due to its graphic nature but have done so regardless saying:
“The “Those Who Will Remain” Video was made by Holy Grail for our very amazing fans/friends and is in no way affiliated with any companies we’ve worked with or are working with. In fact, it was heavily discouraged by some. Please don’t let the graphic nature of this video reflect on anyone but the 5 dudes in HG who tried to make a horror film/tour video while on the road. Party On, Dudes!!!”
Prosthetic Records will release legendary progressive metallers Watchtower‘s recent digital-only tracks on LP and CD. The four tracks will be combined with one brand new song, creating the MCD “Concepts Of Math: Book One“, and will be released on limited edition vinyl and CD on October 7. The new release will feature the 2010 digital single “The Size Of Matter“, along with three additional tracks the band surprised fans by releasing across digital platforms late last year. An epic new track, “Mathematica Calculis“, rounds out the EP.
“Concepts Of Math: Book One” track listing:
01. M-Theory Overture 02. Arguments Against Design 03. Technology Inaction 04. The Size Of Matter 05. Mathematica Calculis
Skeletonwitch are streaming their new EP, “The Apothic Gloom“, in its entirety below. The effort marks the band’s first release with their new, current frontman Adam Clemans (of Wolvhammer). Prosthetic Records will release the EP this Friday, August 19th.
New York-based progressive metal and Prosthetic Records artist Family are in the spotlight currently thanks to their phenomenal new record “Future History“. The release has been garnering growing accolades and so the touring line up of Family recently hit the road in support of their latest offering. Fist and I caught the Asheville, North Carolina gig at The Odditorium and I later shared my thoughts about that amazing performance (here) and it was at that very same show that Family mastermind Steve Gordon and I sat down for an exchange. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, Family is what I call “thinking man’s metal” as it possesses very deep, thought provoking intricacies within it’s music, lyrics, songs, everything really, pertaining to Family‘s recorded artistry. That acknowledgement is one of the main reasons I was so looking forward to speaking with Steve and attempting to enter his head space to glean whatever facts and insights I could from him. So with that in mind (pun intended), we sat down and had the following exchange with the Family man Steve Gordon and this is how things went….
On July 30th, the Prosthetic Records-backed “Fellowship Of The Strings” Tour came to The Hideaway in Johnson City, Tennessee and it was at that wonderful event that I got to Interview members of Spellcaster. I sat down with singer Tyler Loney and bassist Gabe Franco (the band is rounded out by drummer Colin Vranizan and guitarists Bryce R. VanHoosen & Cory Boyd) where we discussed their new amazing new album “Night Hides The World“, this incredible tour’s line up, the band’s future plans, and much more. Here’s your opportunity to hear that exchange and get some further insight into this killer Portland, Oregon-based Metal band that is putting the ‘power’ into Power Metal with an Eighties flare so hit the play button below and hear The Metal Nexus Interview with Spellcaster!
Portland’s band on the rise, Spellcaster, released their new album “Night Hides The World” via Prosthetic Records last week. Today, the band has issued the ballad-esque title track’s Official Video and will join label mates Holy Grail and Exmortus on the Fellowships Of The Strings tour later this week. Dates below.
Metal Nexus has been sharing the gradually issued streams of new songs from the upcoming Family album (get it?) “Future History“, three in total so far. The band’s second album, their first for Prosthetic Records, will be released tomorrow, Friday, July 15th and finds the band expanding on the fine qualities of their debut album from four years back, “Portrait“. Overall, Family are a very original sounding band that successfully blends elements of Progressive Metal, punishing heaviness, and even some nods to oldschool or classic metal.
Family will be hitting the road soon for an extensive, full-on U.S. tour run and we have the dates below. I for one cannot wait to see the band for my first time at their Asheville, N.C. stop. Continue reading →
Metal Nexus recently reported the news of the upcoming and anxiously awaited new album from Brooklyn’s Family, “Future History” (July 15, Prosthetic Records), and shared a song debut and tour dates (here) as well. Today, we are happy to present two more new tracks “The Dark Inside” and “Floodgates” streaming from the new record.
“Future History” tracklisting:
“The Dark Inside” “Evacuation” “Day Vision” “The Trial” “Prison Hymn” “Floodgates” “Transmission” “Funtime For Bigboy” “Night Vision” “Precedent” “Last Looks” “Bone On Bone” Continue reading →