avant-garde

HOIA to release debut full-length album “Scavenger” on April 19th 2019

Experimental beyond expectations, HOIA is an infusion of musical interests by Prateek Rajagopal. Popularly known for being a virtuoso guitarist, budding film composer and writer/producer for death metal legions “GUTSLIT” & Indian/Amercian prog metal supergroup “The Minerva Conduct”, his interest in genres and art forms beyond metal gave rise to HOIA, inspired by avant-garde, progressive rock, experimental and industrial music.

Devin Townsend announces November and December 2019 European & UK Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has recently announced the release of his forthcoming new album “Empath” for March 29th, 2019, and now he is pleased to reveal the dates for the “Empath Europe – Volume 1“ tour starting in November 2019.

The full list of dates are as follows.

European Tour Dates 2019:
15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

Vasil Hadzimanov Band - Lines in Sand

Vasil Hadzimanov is back with his sophomore release around three years after his debut. This time the virtuoso Serbian keyboardist, composer and arranger is expanding his musical horizons by embellishing his ethnic, Balkan folk, prog rock and jazz/fusion music with atmospheric, R&B, funk, avant garde, psychedelia, trance and electronica elements here and there. Still, the musical experimentations along with the passionate and creative improvisations are here, cuz they are the very essence of this “kind of music”, in a way.
 

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.

Devin comments:

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.