prog metal

Hemina to release new studio album “Night Echoes” on August 9th 2019

Australian progressive metal quartet Hemina have announced further details of their upcoming fourth studio album “Night Echoes”, which will release in full on August 9th, 2019.

Hemina’s fourth studio release will provide the latest instalment in an extensive, episodic concept arc that has unravelled across the band’s previous studio albums; “Synthetic” (2011), “Nebulae” (2014) and “Venus” (2016).

The Contortionist announces August 2019 European Tour

Progressive rock act The Contortionist have announced a run of European tour dates including appearances at ArcTanGent (UK), Summer Breeze (DE) and Brutal Assault (CZ) festivals.

Azusa, featuring former members of Dillinger Escape Plan, will support on a number of the headline dates.

Following on from a month-long run of the USA with Animals As Leaders, the band are touring in support of their current LP “Clairvoyant”, out now via eOne.

Hemina releases music video for new single “We Will”

Australian progressive metal quartet Hemina have released the first single from their upcoming fourth studio album “Night Echoes”, which will release in full on August 9th, 2019.

The single release of “We Will” has been coupled with a gorgeous music video that perfectly encapsulates the band’s love of all things “retro” - a visual throwback back to the days of VHS recordings of the 1980s, shot in a style synonymous with the “home movie” trend that swept the globe during the same decade.

Myrath - Shehili

Myrath the undisputed princes of the desert lands and all things eastern when it comes to metal, return once again with “Shehili”, the mad wind, filling their sails. Dismissed by a few as kebab metal (?!?), but embraced by way more as the harbingers of change in the rather stagnant modern metal scene, Myrath offer their unique mix of metal that sounds like an eclectic mix of Conception, Kamelot and Symphony X, with a more than generous dose of eastern musical elements, making the result quite unique, but familiar enough at the same time.
 

Arch / Matheos - Winter Ethereal

I can pretty vividly remember most than fifteen years ago, how I was pretty enthusiastic to find out, that John Arch (the original voice of Fates Warning) had surfaced and collaborated once again with Fates mainman Jim Matheos, for an EP of only two songs, both clocking over ten minutes, that were reminiscent of the band’s original style, but maybe toned down a bit and a sounding a little more lyrical.

Arch / Matheos release new music video for “Tethered”

Arch / Matheos have released their second studio album, “Winter Ethereal”, today via Metal Blade Records.

Additionally, the band has launched a video for the track “Tethered”, which can be viewed below.

Today the band unveils the second single from the album entitled “Wanderlust”. Listen to the track below.

Purchase “Winter Ethereal” here to pre-order the album in the following formats:

Ainur signs with with Rockshots Records

Italy’s progressive rock/metal band Ainur, has just announced the signing of a record deal with Rockshots Records.

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s opus since a decade and half, Ainur are coming back with a new, majestic project later this year.

The new path was overtaken by a short trailer appeared below, showing up the band’s new look

Currently the band is located at Evolution Recording Studio (Italy), working on the new project with the producer Massimiliano Flak (Sound Storm, Highlord).

Zonder/Wehrkamp release music video for new single “If It’s Real”

Zonder/Wehrkamp (aka ZW Band) is consisting of drummer, Mark Zonder and multi-instrumentalist and singer, Gary Wehrkamp. Gary and Mark have long collaborated on songs and appeared on many of the same records.

They toured together in 2014 and returned to craft this new record. “If It’s Real”, coming out in the mid May, resonates with a tenebrous emotional intensity wrapped in a more melodic, ethereal sound and philosophical take on progressive hard rock.

Majesty Of Revival to release new studio album “Timeless” on May 31st 2019

Wormholedeath is proud to announce that Ukrainian progressive metal combo Majesty Of Revival have signed a deal with the label for the worldwide release of their album “Timeless”.

“Timeless” will be released on May 31st, 2019, via Wormholedeath /Wormholedeath USA / The Orchard.

States the band:

Arch / Matheos drop new single “Wanderlust”

Arch / Matheos will release their second album, “Winter Ethereal”, on May 10th, 2019, via Metal Blade Records.

Today the band unveils the second single from the album entitled “Wanderlust”. Listen to the track below.

Click here to pre-order the album in the following formats:
• digipak-CD
• black / white marbled swirl (US exclusive - limited to 700 copies)