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God Is An Astronaut announces April 2020 UK and Irish live shows

15 years ago an unknown band from Ireland released their sophomore album “All is Violent, All is Bright”.

The album captured the imagination of the underground youth and gained the band a worldwide Cult following.
 
2020 will see God Is An Astronaut for the first time perform the entire album from beginning to end.
 
See all live dates below.

Ireland & UK Tour Dates 2020:

Crematory to release new studio album “Unbroken” on March 6th 2020

Welcome to the panopticon of darkness: German gothic pioneers Crematory continue to perform the tightrope act in the somber void with their brand new first single, “The Downfall”, along with an artful black and white lyric video.

The first single introduces not just a new chapter, but prepares fans for their upcoming fifteenth album, “Unbroken”, to be released on March 6th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Big|Brave announces Spring 2020 European & UK Tour

Big|Brave are returning to Europe in April and May for a wide reaching tour in support of their fourth opus “A Gaze Among Them” released by Southern Lord last year.

Opening the tour with their second appearance at Roadburn Festival, followed by dates in the UK and beyond - dates and details below. Joining them for three dates will be violinist and sound artist Jessica Moss, who has toured with, and appeared on Big|Brave’s previous album.
 

Major Parkinson to release new single “Jonah” on January 3rd 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but Bergen based 7 piece experimental pop rock outfit Major Parkinson have just revealed that they will launch a brand new track to bring in the new year. Major Parkinson will release the new single “Jonah” on January 3rd, 2020, ahead of their headline show at the Vulkan Arena in Oslo on January 11th 2020.

External releases official video for new single “Distant”

The Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new song, “Distant”. It’s the follow-up to their previous single “Anhedonia”, released in June. The cover art was done by Lumi Hartikainen.

In the mixing process, once again, External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied by an animated music video by Tuomas Kortelainen.

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore release music video for new single “Tief Gesunken”

Bohren & der Club Of Gore, who recently announced the January 24th release of their eighth original album, “Patchouli Blue” (Ipecac Recordings), have debuted a second song from the forthcoming collection, sharing a video for “Tief Gesunken”.

Watch the video for “Tief Gesunken” below.

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.

Leprous - Pitfalls

Leprous have become for a lot of fans a focal point in the prog genre, in some cases eliciting fanatical responses, both positive and as of late even negative. Not being a fanatical fan of a lot of popular bands and able to appreciate or sour up at will, about different releases has been quite liberating, as a musical work can either fit one’s criteria or even help expand their tastes, but becoming a fanatic usually takes away perspective and I feel that’s happened a lot to the Leprous fandom.