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Devin Townsend to release new studio album “Empath” March 29th 2019

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has officially announced the release of his forthcoming new album “Empath” for the 29th of March 2019.

In the lead up to the album’s release, Devin will walk fans through how “Empath” came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more in the video below.

Surachai to release new studio album “Come, Deathless” on January 25th 2019

Surachai, the musician/producer who has been hailed for his adeptness at merging the worlds of tweaky electronics, aggressive metal and avant-garde noise, returns with his seventh full-length album, “Come, Deathless”, on January 25th, 2019, via BL_K Noise.

“I spent a terrible year recording sounds around the world and finding places for them to fit into this semi diary of an album”, explained Surachai about the 12-track release.

The album also features three guests: ISIS/Palms’ drummer Aaron Harris, The Locust/One Day As A Lion keyboard player Joey Karam and newcomer, singer Sara Kendall.

Devin Townsend announces Spring 2019 European & UK Acoustic Solo Tour

Devin Townsend is pleased to announce a very special European “An Evening With” solo acoustic tour, beginning at the end of March 2019 and running through April.

The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get to know more about what Devin is up to at this stage in his career and the forthcoming new album “Empath”. This will prove to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance.

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Viva Death to release new studio album “Illuminate” on October 26th 2018

Alternative rock outfit Viva Death has announced they will release their first new album in eight years through Functional Equivalent Records.

The “Illuminate” LP features 14 tracks, set for release on October 26th, 2018.

Ahead of that, the band presents the lead single “Ready to Go”.

Check out the lyric video for “Ready to Go” below.

Haken to release new studio album “Vector” on October 26th 2018

Haken, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, recently announced details of their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled “Vector”, due for release on October 26th, 2018.

The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend Project), with the artwork once again being handled by Blacklake.

“Vector” will be available as Limited edition 2CD Mediabook (including instrumental versions), Gatefold vinyl 2LP + CD, Standard CD Jewelcase & as digital download.

The Pull Of Autumn to release debut self-titled album on August 24th 2018

The Pull Of Autumn has announced the forthcoming release of their debut self-titled album via Boston-based RBM Records.

Ahead of this release, which includes 10 tracks, they are previewing “Laurasong”, the lead track from this album. Listen to the track below. 

The Pull Of Autumn, a ‘super group’ of sorts, is comprised of members of pioneering 1970-80s British new wave band Fashion, Rhode Island’s Johanna’s House of Glamour, and Fred Abong, founding member of Belly with Tanya Donelly and early member of Throwing Muses with Kristin Hersh and Donelly.

Zeal & Ardor announce November/December 2018 European & UK Tour

Following on from their captivating set at Download Festival last weekend, Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK tour for this November/December.

Tickets for the seven headline shows go on sale this Friday, 15th June, here and all venue box offices.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
11/02 Linz, AUT – Ahoi P op Festival
11/03 Vienna, AUT – Europavox Festival
11/08 Milan, ITA – Bloom
11/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Orta Bar
11/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium

Leprous announces September 2018 European Tour

After an extremely successful run of dates together across Europe last year, Norwegian progressive Rock group Leprous are continuing to promote their latest album “Malina” and therefore pleased to announce more European dates with their Icelandic touring partners Agent Fresco for September.
 
Here is a list of the dates announced so far.
 
European Tour Dates 2018:
03.09.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Hirsch
04.09.2018 Kosice (Slovakia) - Collosseum
07.09.2018 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5
08.09.2018 Athens (Greece) - Fuzz Club
12.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic

Devin Townsend Project to release “Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv” on July 6th 2018

On the 22nd September 2017, Devin Townsend Project played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark “Ocean Machine” album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera.

This concert was filmed, and on July 6th, 2018, it will see the light of day as “Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”.  

Haken to release first ever live album “L-1VE” on June 22nd 2018

Haken are extremely pleased to announce the release of their first ever live album, titled “L-1VE” and scheduled for release on June 22nd, 2018.

Following the release of the bands much-acclaimed fourth studio album “Affinity”, they embarked upon their 10th anniversary tour across Europe & North America. Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the legendary Melkweg venue on the Amsterdam stop of that tour, this represents the band’s first ever live document with tracks from across the bands discography.