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Vikram to release debut album “Behind the Mask I” on October 25th 2019

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Brazil progressive/oriental metallers Vikram for the release of their debut album “Behind the Mask I” on October 25th, 2019.

With influences that range from progressive metal to folk and ethnic, their music can be described as “Oriental Progressive Metal”. The project is idealized by Tiago Della Vega, known for the Guinness Book title of world’s fastest guitarist and his appearances on some TV shows all over the world.   

Ark Ascent release music video for new single “Innocence Lost”

UK progressive metal band, Ark Ascent, featuring former Shadowkeep vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video for the new single “Innocence Lost”, the track is taken from their debut album “Downfall”, which is set for release on September 27th, 2019, via Ascent Records.

The video for “Innocence Lost” can be viewed below.

Sebastian Straw to release debut solo album “Welcome Yesterday” on October 18th 2019

Straddling the fine line between indie rock and Britpop, Sebastian Straw presents his new single “My Friend”, a catchy song that foreshadows the album “Welcome Yesterday”, to be released in mid-October via Seahorse Recordings.

His lyrics are both emotional and serious. “My Friend” tells the story of a  dear and trusted comrade - both humble and  stubborn, vying to face his  difficulties alone, silently declining any help from his friends.

The Elephant to release self-titled debut full-length album on October 25th 2019

Many bands (and label promo sheets) may tell us they are different, unique, and are evolving their sound to a new level you have never heard before. This Italian trio in contrast, The Elephant, truly is.

The blues and stoner rock ‘n rollers, formed just last year, have even signed a worldwide record deal with Karma Conspiracy, who will release the band’s first full-length on October 25th, 2019.

Soulsplitter to release debut studio album “Salutogenesis” on October 18th 2019

Four musicians prepare to suspend the world in a dream-like state of philosophical contemplation, set to a hauntingly beautiful soundscape of deeply emotive and artistic progressive rock. Uniquely intense and undeniably grandiose, Germany’s Soulsplitter are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their debut studio album, “Salutogenesis”.

Red Stone Chapel to release debut full-length album “Omega Boombox” on October 25th 2019

German-based heavy sludge rockers Red Stone Chapel are set to release their debut album on October 25th, 2019,  via Argonauta Records. Titled “Omega Boombox”, these 8 album tracks are a finest selection of southern-influenced stoner rock, served with a heavy dose of the sludge, blues, progressive and classic rock as well as spoken word parts.

Just recently, the band debuted a first single to the rollercoaster “Squid Limbo”. Listen to the track below.

Mitochondrial Sun signs signs worldwide deal with Argonauta Records

Rising powerhouse label Argonauta Records is celebrating its 7th anniversary while adding one of the most prestigious, newest signings to their eclectic artist roster: Mitochondrial Sun, the solo-project by Dark Tranquillity’s Niklas Sundin, has signed a worldwide deal with the Italian record company!