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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On March 8, the metal staff at KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) of Arizona State University conducted a interview with Chris Letchford and Travis LeVrier of Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT in Mesa, Arizona. You can now listen to the chat using the Soundcloud player below. "The Collective", the third ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: 'The Collective' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Collective", the third album from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 39 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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PERIPHERY Talks Gear In New Video Interview

DiMarzio, Inc., the Staten Island, New York-based company that manufactures magnetic pickups for electric guitars, recently talked gear with members of the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY. You can now watch the chat below. PERIPHERY will release a new EP, "Icarus Lives", on April 19 via Sumerian Records. This CD features a brand new ...

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PERIPHERY Interviewed By U.K.'s HIT THE FLOOR

Hit The Floor conducted an interview with guitarist Alex Bois of the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY on February 11, 2011 at the Underworld in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. PERIPHERY will release a new EP, "Icarus Lives", on April 19 via Sumerian Records. This CD features a brand new ...

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PERIPHERY Guitarists Talk Gear (Video)

Misha Mansoor and Alex Bois of the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY recently took time out to show the gear they use when on the road. The resulting 11-minute video, which was originally posted on the AllAxess.com web site, can be viewed below. AllAxess.com is the new guitar-based web site web site ...

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CIRCLES Signs With BASICK RECORDS

Basick Records has announced the signing of Australia's CIRCLES. The band's debut EP, "The Compass", will be released in the spring. According to a press release, the CD "combines musical influences from technically minded bands such as PERIPHERY and TEXTURES, whilst simultaneously drawing lyrical and vocal comparisons to the early works of INCUBUS and FAITH ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Gallows", a brand new song from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be streamed at this location. The track comes off the band's third album, "The Collective", which will released on March 1 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS In Vienna; Interview, Performance Footage Available

The Freethinkers blog conducted an interview with Lee McKinney (guitar) and Ronnie Canizaro (lead vocals) of the Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS after the band's February 7, 2011 concert in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the Vienna show. BORN OF OSIRIS will release ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: New Song Available For Streaming

Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS will release its third full-length album, "The Discovery", on March 22 via Sumerian Records. The CD was recorded at BOTA Studio in Lake In The Hills, Illinois and was mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER). A track from the forthcoming album, "Follow The Sign", is ...

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PERIPHERY Guitarist To Sit Out Tour Dates After Breaking Finger

Guitarist Jake Bowen of the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY has been forced to sit out the remaining dates on the band's current European tour due to the fact that he broke his finger. The band wrote on its Facebook page, "Bad news first: Poor Jake broke his finger. Good news: We have Nolly ...

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PERIPHERY: New EP Details Revealed

Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY will release a new EP, "Icarus Lives", on April 19 via Sumerian Records. This CD features a brand new unreleased track, a series of remixes and video clips. Commented bassist Thomas Murphy: "We like to think of ['Icarus Lives'] as a supplement to our first album. It will contain ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Collective", the third album from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be viewed below. Due on March 1 via Prosthetic Records, the follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have set "The Collective" as the title of their third album, due on March 1 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER). The standard ...

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PERIPHERY: 'Jetpacks Was Yes' Video Released

"Jetpacks Was Yes", the new video from the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY, can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Eric Haviv, Richard Webb, and Brandon Morris of FUGO Studios. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which sold around 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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MEGADETH's CHRIS BRODERICK Issues NAMM Recap

MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has issued the following update: "Wow, what a crazy NAMM weekend. I barely know where to start. "Well, Thursday I just popped into NAMM for an hour to get a peek at my brand new Jackson signature guitars. So far I'm totally impressed with the prototypes that were unveiled at NAMM ...

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OF LEGENDS Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist has announced the signing of OF LEGENDS, the metal side project from Luis Dubuc, the mastermind of the electronica/soul musical project THE SECRET HANDSHAKE. The group's current lineup is rounded out by Travis Orbin (PERIPHERY) on drums and Zack Ordway (ex-SKY EATS AIRPLANE) on guitar. OF LEGENDS' debut album, "Stranded", was recorded ...

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REVOCATION: New Video Interview

The Silver Tongue conducted an interview with Boston's REVOCATION when the band performed in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2010. You can now watch the chat below. REVOCATION is streaming its cover version of EXHORDER's "Death In Vain" via the band's official Facebook page. REVOCATION's rendition of the "Slaughter In The Vatican" album ...

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REVOCATION: EXHORDER Cover Available For Streaming

Boston's REVOCATION is currently streaming its cover version of EXHORDER's "Death In Vain" via the band's official Facebook page. REVOCATION's rendition of the "Slaughter In The Vatican" album opener appears as the Japanese bonus track on the band's Relapse debut, "Existence Is Futile", and is also available digitally via iTunes. Commented REVOCATION's Dave ...

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TESSERACT Announces DVD Plans

U.K. progressive metal hopefuls TESSERACT just spent the last month touring across the United States with DEVIN TOWNSEND in support of its "Concealing Fate", EP which was engineered, produced and mixed by TESSERACT bandmembers Acle Kahney and Amos Williams. Commented the band: "So, we've just returned from what was possibly the most incredible first tour ...

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PERIPHERY Working On New Material, Preparing To Hit The Road

Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY will embark on a massive North American tour in November/December alongside DARKEST HOUR, VEIL OF MAYA and REVOCATION. Commented guitarist Misha Mansoor: "We are currently preparing for a long tour with DARKEST HOUR, VEIL OF MAYA and REVOCATION, which is going to be a blast and we can't wait ...

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THE OCEAN: 'Anthropocentric' Delayed

Due to "technical problems during the manufacturing process," the release date of "Anthropocentric", the new album from THE OCEAN has been pushed back to November 19 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy; and November 22 in the rest of Europe. The CD will be released as a limited digipak containing special packaging with two dials ...

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