modern prog metal

Bloodstock reveals Devin Townsend setlist plans and 5 new bands

As Winter rolls in and Christmas approaches, Bloodstock has been busy confirming yet more bands for 2020’s best heavy metal weekender, plotting daily festive competitions, preparing to launch this year’s deposit scheme, and even devising an early Christmas present, with a little help from Friday headliner, Devin Townsend… 

Chiasmata release music video for new single “Absolution”

Progressive metal quartet Chiasmata have released the video for their new single “Absolution”, the second taste of their forthcoming release. 

The deliberate nature of the tonal dissonance within “Absolution” provides an ample canvas for the video, which portrays an internal struggle and personifies the same battles which are explored in the track.

Dream Theater launch official animation video for “At Wit’s End”

Dream Theater twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are set to begin the South American leg of their “Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory” this week.

To celebrate, the video for the track “At Wit’s End” has been launched, taken from the CD/Blu-Ray edition of their latest album “Distance Over Time”.
 

Polaris announce May 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Last week, Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris announced their highly anticipated new album “The Death of Me”, due to be released on February 21st, 2020,  via SharpTone Records.

Today more good news follows - the five piece can reveal they'll be returning to our UK shores in May 2020 for a headline tour! Accompanying them on the road will be label mates Currents and Alpha Wolf, plus Varials.

Mobius release music video for new single “Akasha”

Having recently announced details of their sophomore studio album “Kala” - releasing on January 30th, 2020 - modern progressive metal outfit Mobius have now unveiled “Akasha”, the brand new video single pulled from the heart of their forthcoming release, which can be seen below.

“Akasha” is available to stream and download here

Kvelertak to release new studio album “Splid” on February 14th 2020

Rise Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian band Kvelertak. The band will release their long awaited, fourth studio album “Splid”, on February 14th, 2020.

The record will be the first from Kvelertak since 2016’s “Nattesferd” and is their first album featuring new singer, Ivar Nikolaisen, who joined the group in 2018.

The band has just shared brand new song “Bråtebrann”. Listen to the new track below.

Mantra reveal new music video for “Medium”

In what is perhaps a world first, French progressive metal band Mantra have unveiled an interactive three-sided record listening experience, to showcase their most recent LP “Medium” (October 18th, Finisterian Dead End).

Conceived as an experience of both mind and body, “Medium” is a record centred on the theme of duality. The band took it upon themselves to compose a piece in which both sides can be played simultaneously and controlled by the listener, generating a unique third side. 

Bloodstock reveal Sophie Lancaster stage headliners and more

Bloodstock is delighted to share that New Delhi’s Bloodywood will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday, in a UK festival exclusive. Blending Indian folk instruments and heavy metal, this is sure to be a unique set you won’t want to miss! Check out their most recent single (closing on 1.4 million views), “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” here.