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TOXIK: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK have uploaded two full new songs to their YouTube channel. "Too Late" and "Crooked Crosses" feature Mike Sanders on vocals, Josh Christian on guitar, Jason Bittner on drums, and William Bodily on bass. These tracks were mixed and mastered by Tom Morris of Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida. TOXIK ...

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TOXIK Mixing 'In Humanity' Album, Preparing To Hit The Road

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK are mixing their long-awaited comeback album "In Humanity". According to a press release, this CD "will encompass everything TOXIK is known for, as well as some surprises." The band is currently rehearsing for its first U.S. shows in over 20 years, as well as for the Keep it True ...

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Video Premiere: VEHEMENT SERENADE's 'Refuse The Lie'

"Refuse The Lie", the new video from VEHEMENT SERENADE, can be seen below. The clip is set to the backdrop of structural waste lands in the ruins of Detroit — a city once heralded as "the new Paris" and the model of the American working middle class. The band's choice for this location is no ...

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FREYA: 'Colossus' Video Released

"Colossus", the brand new video from FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band fronted by Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS, PATH OF RESISTANCE), can be seen below. The song comes off FREYA's new album, "Paragon Of The Crucible", which was released on November 5 by Holy Mountain Music in America and Deadlight Entertaiment internationally. The cover artwork ...

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FREYA: New Song 'Colossus' Available For Streaming

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band fronted by Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS, PATH OF RESISTANCE), will release its new album, "Paragon Of The Crucible", on November 5 by Holy Mountain Music in America and Deadlight Entertaiment internationally. The cover artwork for the CD was conceived by guitarist Brendon Flynn and can be seen below. A ...

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FREYA: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band fronted by Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS, PATH OF RESISTANCE), has inked a deal with the French label Deadlight Entertainment for the European/Asian release of its forthcoming album, "Paragon Of The Crucible". The cover artwork for the CD Was conceived by Brendon Flynn and can be seen below Commented Deadlight ...

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FREYA Signs With France's DEADLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band fronted by Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS, PATH OF RESISTANCE), has inked a deal with the French label Deadlight Entertainment for the European/Asian release of its forthcoming album, "Paragon Of The Crucible". Commented Deadlight Entertainment's Alex Martinez: "We are truly honored to welcome FREYA to our family. They posses an ...

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FREYA: Second 'Paragon Of The Crucible' Studio Webisode

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner, recently entered More Sound Studios with producer Jason "Jocko" Randall (THE RED DEATH, IF HOPE DIES) to begin recording its new album, "Paragon Of The Crucible", for an early 2012 release. The follow-up to 2010's "All Hail The End" will feature lyrics "about ...

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FREYA: First 'Paragon Of The Crucible' Studio Webisode

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner, has entered More Sound Studios with producer Jason "Jocko" Randall (THE RED DEATH, IF HOPE DIES) to begin recording its new album, "Paragon Of The Crucible", for an early 2012 release. The follow-up to 2010's "All Hail The End" will feature lyrics "about ...

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FREYA Begins Recording New Album

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner, has entered More Sound Studios with producer Jason "Jocko" Randall (THE RED DEATH, IF HOPE DIES) to begin recording its new album, "Paragon Of The Crucible", for an early 2012 release. The follow-up to 2010's "All Hail The End" will feature lyrics "about ...

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THE SWORD Frontman Talks About Drummer Change

Vocalist and songwriter John "J.D." Cronise of Austin, Texas luminaries THE SWORD recently spoke to the Dallas Observer about the departure of the band's original drummer and longtime friend, Trivett Wingo, and addition of Kevin Fender, best known for his work with the Texas hardcore outfit EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE. "The transition has gone really ...

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FREYA: Syracuse Performance Footage Available

HardTimes.ca has uploaded a 33-minute video clip of FREYA's recent performance in Syracuse, New York. Check it out below. FREYA is the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner. The group's latest album, "All Hail The End", was released in January 2010 via Victory Records. "The theme of the album ...

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THE SWORD: First-Ever Tab Book Released

"Age Of Winters", the first-ever guitar tab book from Austin, Texas luminaries THE SWORD, is now available at Music Dispatch. Published by Cherry Lane, the songbook contains note-for-note, artist-approved transcriptions of all nine songs on the band's critically acclaimed debut: * Barael's Blade * Celestial Crown * Ebethron * Freya * The Horned ...

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THE SWORD Taps Producer MATT BAYLES For New Album

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD has entered the studio with producer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, MINUS THE BEAR) to begin recording its third album for a late 2010 release via Kemado Records. The band has also scheduled a one-off show at Stubb's in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 16 as the support act for MOTÖRHEAD. Also ...

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FREYA: Another New Song Posted Online

"The Guardian", a brand new song from FREYA — the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off FREYA's new album, "All Hail The End", which is scheduled for release on January 19 via Victory Records. "It's ...

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FREYA: New Song Available For Streaming

"Human Demons", a brand new song from FREYA — the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off FREYA's new album, "All Hail The End", which is scheduled for release on January 19 via Victory Records. "It's ...

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FREYA: New Album Artwork Unveiled

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner, will release its new album, "All Hail The End", on January 19, 2010 via Victory Records. Check out the CD artwork below. Buechner explores a range of topical terrain, such as spiritual and religious topics in the lyrics, telling AOL's Noisecreep, "The theme ...

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THE SWORD Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Austin, Texas quartet THE SWORD will embark on a short U.S. headlining tour in January. The band will preview brand new songs from its as-yet-untitled third record, which is due in 2010. The dates are as follows: Jan. 23 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock Jan. 24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live ...

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THE SWORD 'Nearing Completion Of Writing Process' For Next Album

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD has issued the following update: "We're nearing completion of the writing process for our upcoming third album. Recording is planned for early 2010, to be preceded by a short regional tour showcasing the new songs." Video footage of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich performing the song "Freya" with THE SWORD on May ...

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THE SWORD Featured On 'Jennifer's Body' Soundtrack

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD has issued the following update: "THE SWORD will have a song on the soundtrack of the new film 'Jennifer's Body', which comes out September 18th. As far as we can tell, the movie is about a sexy high school succubus who kills her classmates. "In case you didn't know, we have ...

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