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Unsought Salvation - TYLOR DORY TRIO

Spare a thought for anyone releasing a new album at the end of December. Inevitably lost among the deranged whirlwind of Christmas and almost guaranteed to be forgotten by the New Year, these records are the unthinking lemmings of the music biz calendar. Fortunately, the way that people consume music these days does give the ...

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Render - VALIS ABLAZE

At this stage in the progressive metal game, virtually no one would willingly saddle themselves with the "djent" tag. This is the way of subgenres, and particularly those that dare to forge a genuinely new path. Arguably the last truly unprecedented development in mainstream metal (and no, none of it would exist without MESHUGGAH), the ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Guitarist: 'We Roll The Dice On Every Song'

Prior to ANIMALS AS LEADERS' performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, guitarist Tosin Abasi spoke with The Metal Tris. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he's learned during ANIMALS AS LEADERS' 10 years of existence: Tosin: "That 10 ...

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TESSERACT: 'Juno' Video Released

With their world tour preparing to hit European stages next month, British genre-bending progressive rockers TESSERACT have released a new video for the track "Juno", taken from their latest studio album, "Sonder"' This stunning clip created by Dark Fable Media and was filmed in high-definition 4K. TESSERACT vocalist and lyricist Dan Tomkins explains the importance ...

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TESSERACT: 'King' Video Released

Ahead of the release of TESSERACT's new studio album "Sonder", the band has revealed the official video for the new single "King". The emotive and viscerally challenging clip was directed by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland and shot in a snowy Wisconsin following a brutal storm, which all added to the atmospheric footage. Bassist Amos ...

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TESSERACT To Release 'Sonder' Album In April

TESSERACT will release its fourth studio album, "Sonder", on April 20 through Kscope. TESSERACT is a band that sits outside the bounds of any genre specificity. They are pioneers of the ever-evolving metal scene and unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies, and disorientating atmospherics. "Sonder" adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the ...

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MEGADETH: Video Footage Of MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's June 24 performance at Montebello Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, can be seen below. MEGADETH has spent more than a year on the road promoting "Dystopia", which arrived in January 2016. The group is currently touring with MESHUGGAH, TESSERACT and LILLAKE. MEGADETH was honored with in the "Best Metal Performance" category ...

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MESHUGGAH Guitarist FREDRIK THORDENDAL To Miss MEGADETH Tour; SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON To Step In

Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will sit out the band's summer tour with MEGADETH. His temporary replacement will be SCAR SYMMETRY's Per Nilsson. A cryptic message on MESHUGGAH's Facebook page offered no specific reason for Fredrik's absence other than he would be out "on a mission to explore some interesting stuff." ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On 'Magma': 'I Love The Record And I Cannot Wait To Play The Whole Album Live'

Guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA was interviewed on the June 17-19 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: Joe, what was the most difficult thing about incorporating sadness into [the new ...

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GOJIRA To Tour North America With TESSERACT

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have announced details of a massive North American headline tour which will get underway this fall. The nationwide trek will see GOJIRA joined by TESSERACT and is set to kick-off September 21 at Silver Spring, Maryland's The Fillmore. From there, GOJIRA will traverse North America through October where the tour will ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman Completes World's First Music Gig On Air, Sea And Land

This weekend, Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on air, sea and land, featuring Matt Tuck — lead singer of multi-award-winning British heavy metal band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister's Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and ...

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A Dream in Static - EARTHSIDE

The rising success of prog-behemoths SCALE THE SUMMIT has opened the door for young contemporaries with vision, including Connecticut-based EARTHSIDE. If you've had your fill of contemporary prog metal, in particular symphonic metal, dig in and discover EARTHSIDE. EARTHSIDE structures their compositions with a cinematic mindset, and their ingenious and frequently jaw-dropping epic "A Dream ...

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INTRONAUT Begins Work On Fifth Album

Los Angeles-based post-progressive metal band INTRONAUT has entered Clearlake Audio with engineer Josh Newell to begin recording its fifth full-length album. The CD will be mixed by Devin Townsend for a late 2015 release via Century Media Records. Commented INTRONAUT vocalist/guitarist Sacha Dunable: "Really pumped on these songs. Overall, it's going to be a bit ...

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Video: U.K. Band TESSERACT Performs On Gigantic Igloo

Cast your mind back to the coolest gig you've ever been to. Does it come anywhere close to a band playing on a gigantic igloo the length of three and a half double decker buses? Thought not. Progressive rock band TESSERACT has landed back in the U.K., having performed the world's first "Gigloo" — a ...

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EXIST IMMORTAL: 'Imperator' Lyric Video

Creating infectious groove and melody with the help of soaring vocals and technical riffing, British melodic metal quintet EXIST IMMORTAL generates a cataclysmic crucible of unforgettable-yet-crushing anthems on its debut album, "Darkness Of An Age". Scheduled for an independent re-release on February 10, 2015, "Darkness Of An Age" will be made available in North America ...

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SYLOSIS: 'Mercy' Video Released

UK modern thrashers SYLOSIS will release their fourth studio album, "Dormant Heart", on January 12, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. The official video for the new track "Mercy" can be seen below. ...

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SYLOSIS To Release 'Dormant Heart' In January

UK modern thrashers SYLOSIS will release their fourth studio album, "Dormant Heart", on January 12, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. Despite its title, "Dormant Heart" is not a peaceful album: It's about ...

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TESSERACT Signs With KSCOPE

Kscope has announced the signing of UK's masters of modern progressive heaviness TESSERACT. Amos Williams, TESSERACT bass player, commented on the signing: "Really looking forward to discovering the possibilities of working with such a creative label. We admire everything Kscope's done with bands like ANATHEMA, KATATONIA and Steven Wilson, and can't wait to see where ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On Possibility Of Reunion With DREAM THEATER: 'If I Was A Betting Man, I Wouldn't Put Money On It'

In the latest issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) was asked by TESSERACT's Jay Postones what the chances are of Portnoy ever playing with DREAM THEATER again. "If I was a betting man, I wouldn't put money on it," Portnoy replied. "And that's ...

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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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KATATONIA Parts Ways With Guitarist PER 'SODOMIZER' ERIKSSON

Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA have released the following statement: "It has been some time coming but guitarist Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson and KATATONIA have now mutually agreed to part ways. "Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player, and after some substantial touring, quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the ...

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INTERVALS: New Song 'The Escape' Available For Streaming

Canadian/U.S. progressive metallers and former instrumentalists INTERVALS have released the song "The Escape", the second single from the band's highly anticipated debut LP, "A Voice Within", due on March 4. Check it out below. INTERVALS is currently touring Europe with PROTEST THE HERO, TESSERACT and THE SAFETY FIRE. INTERVALS recently announced the addition of vocalist ...

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