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TEXTURES To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 'Polars' Debut

With their fifth album in the works, Dutch progressive/technical metallers TEXTURES will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, "Polars", this year. On account of this special occasion, TEXTURES will embark on a headline tour through Europe in October, during which the band will perform "Polars" in its entirety, supplemented with songs from the ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS: New Song 'Lippincott' Available For Streaming

Progressive instrumental pioneers ANIMALS AS LEADERS will release their new album, "The Joy Of Motion", on March 25 via Sumerian Records. This offering is quickly going to be hailed by fans and media alike as the group's career-defining release that will ultimately redefine the progressive world as we know it. "Lippincott", a song from "The ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, KORN To Perform At This Year's REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS Awards Show

The Revolver Golden Gods awards show presented by Epiphone, America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, has announced its return to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23. Among this year's nominees are heavyweights BLACK SABBATH, KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METALLICA, and many more. Tickets for the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods awards show ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS To Release 'The Joy Of Motion' In March

Progressive instrumental pioneers ANIMALS AS LEADERS will release their new album, "The Joy Of Motion", on March 25 via Sumerian Records. This offering is quickly going to be hailed by fans and media alike as the group's career-defining release that will ultimately redefine the progressive world as we know it. ANIMALS AS LEADERS' third full-length ...

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VINNIE PAUL: How PANTERA Fell Apart

In the brand new issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, former PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recalls how the band began falling apart in the midst of its biggest success after singer Philip Anselmo turned to heroin to combat his back pain. "This is when the drug thing came about and everything ...

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PERIPHERY's SPENCER SOTELO Speaks To Australia's THE AU REVIEW (Video)

Australia's The AU Review recently conducted an interview with Spencer Sotelo of Maryland-based progressive metallers PERIPHERY. You can now watch the chat below. PERIPHERY's new experimental album, "Clear", was released on January 28 via Sumerian Records. Commented PERIPHERY guitarist Misha Mansoor: "'Clear' is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the ...

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PERIPHERY: Entire 'Clear' Album Available For Streaming

"Clear", the new experimental album from Maryland-based progressive metallers PERIPHERY, is available for streaming in its entirety below. The effort is set for a January 28 North American release via Sumerian Records. Comments PERIPHERY guitarist Misha Mansoor: "'Clear' is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. "It's rare when ...

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Artist On Artist: DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And PERIPHERY's JAKE BOWEN

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci sat down with his nephew, PERIPHERY guitarist Jake Bowen, in an exclusive Roadrunner Records interview about music, family, working together and more. Check it out below. DREAM THEATER's spirit of adventure and fearless musical virtuosity continues to reap dividends for the progressive metal titans who've just earned their second Grammy ...

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BLEED FROM WITHIN: 'I Am Oblivion' Video Released

"I Am Oblivion", the new video from the Scottish metal act BLEED FROM WITHIN, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third full-length album, "Uprising", which was released in March in Europe and April in North America via Century Media Records. The CD features artwork by Tom Bates. "I don't want to ...

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THE SAFETY FIRE: 'Mouth Of Swords' Video Released

"Mouth Of Swords", the video for the title track of the second album from London progressive metallers THE SAFETY FIRE, can be seen below. Released on September 3 in North America via InsideOut Music, the CD was once again produced by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (MONGOL ...

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VEIL OF MAYA Re-Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Chicago-based VEIL OF MAYA has re-signed with Sumerian Records, the label which the band has called its home since the group's inception. This comes on the heels of the band releasing the brand new, blistering track, "Subject Zero", which can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song will be available on iTunes, Google ...

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PERIPHERY: 'Ragnarok' Video Released

"Ragnarok", the new video from Maryland-based experimental, progressive metallers PERIPHERY, can be seen below. The clip was filmed during the Summer Slaughter tour and captures some of the finest moments from the band's legendary live shows. "Ragnarok" comes off PERIPHERY's latest album, "Periphery II: This Time It's Personal", which sold nearly 12,000 copies in the ...

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PROSPEKT Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Oxford, England-based quartet PROSPEKT has signed with progressive metal linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser's Edge, for the October release of the band's debut full-length. Coalescing the fierce technicality of progressive metal with the symphonic elements of contemporary prog through brutal riffs, odd time-signatures, and majestic melodies, PROSPEKT's sound is influenced by bands ...

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THE SAFETY FIRE: 'Yellowism' Video Released

"Yellowism", the new video from London progressive metallers THE SAFETY FIRE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Mouth Of Swords", which will be released on September 3 in North America via InsideOut Music. The CD was once again produced by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who previously ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Release 'Your Disposal' 7" Single

San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION will release a seven-inch single this summer. "Your Disposal" features the B-side "An Exposition of Insides", which was previously available only as a Japanese bonus track on the band's most recent album, "Monolith Of Inhumanity". The single is available (both black and clear vinyl) for order on-line on IndieMerchStore.com ...

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THE SAFETY FIRE: 'Red Hatchet' Video Released

"Red Hatchet", the new video from London progressive metallers THE SAFETY FIRE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Mouth Of Swords", which will be released on September 3 in North America via InsideOut Music. The CD was once again produced by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who ...

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THE KINDRED Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Sumerian Records has announced the signing of Ottawa, Canada's progressive rock sextet THE KINDRED. Formerly known as TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE, the band is no stranger to road or studio. They successfully self-financed a full-length disc in 2011, which cultivated tours with bands such as PROTEST THE HERO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, PERIPHERY, THE FACELESS, ...

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MONUMENTS Announces New Singer

U.K. tech metallers MONUMENTS have announced the addition of singer Chris Barretto to the group's ranks. After leaving PERIPHERY, Barretto performed with THE HAARP MACHINE and played saxophone on TESSERACT's current album, "Altered State". He already passed his fire test on a tiny stage during a secret show on June 27 as well as on ...

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THE SAFETY FIRE: New Song Available For Streaming

London progressive metallers THE SAFETY FIRE will release their second album, "Mouth Of Swords", on September 3 in North America via InsideOut Music. The CD was once again produced by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (MONGOL HORDE), RISE TO REMAIN, and THE HAARP MACHINE. It follows the ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Oracle", a brand new song from progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Migration", which will be released in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded earlier this year at North Carolina's Basement Studios with producer Jamie King ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: 'The Migration' Audio Samples Available

"The Migration", the new album from progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, will be released in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded earlier this year at North Carolina's Basement Studios with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HE IS LEGEND, FOR TODAY), the CD will feature cover artwork by illustrator Duncan ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Odyssey", a brand new song from progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Migration", which will be released in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded earlier this year at North Carolina's Basement Studios with producer Jamie King ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: 'The Migration' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their new album, "The Migration", in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded earlier this year at North Carolina's Basement Studios with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HE IS LEGEND, FOR TODAY), the CD will feature cover artwork by illustrator Duncan Storr (HAWKWIND, ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: 'The Migration' Track Listing Revealed

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their new album, "The Migration", in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded earlier this year at North Carolina's Basement Studios with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HE IS LEGEND, FOR TODAY), the CD will contain the following 10 tracks: 01. Odyssey 02. ...

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SUMERIAN RECORDS Partners With ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group, has announced a partnership with Sumerian Records. Based in Los Angeles, California and Washington D.C., Sumerian Records — which was founded in 2006 by Ash Avildsen — is home to a world-class roster of progressive hard rock music. The label is best ...

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SCALE THE SUMMIT: New Video Update From The Studio

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have released a second behind-the-scenes video update from the recent recording sessions for their new album, "The Migration", which will be released in North America on June 11 via Prosthetic Records. This installment features a sneak peek into the guitar tracking process. "The Migration", tracked at North Carolina's Basement Studios ...

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