Dream Theater “On The Backs Of Angels” Single now available

Hey all,

Dream Theater Have released their first single “On The Backs Of Angels” on iTunes, from their new album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events” which is due out September 13th, through Roadrunner Records.

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Categories: Prog Rock

Iced Earth’s “Dystopia” Album details revealed

Iced Earth’s new album, “Dystopia”  will be released in Europe on October 17 and in the U.S. on October 18 via Century Media Records. Two bonus tracks are also being recorded for the special edition of the album.

Guitarist/Songwriter Jon Schaffer said his interest in dystopian themes in music and movies led him to try his hand at that genre as well — even paying homage on the new album to the movies “Dark City”, “V For Vendetta”, and “Soylent Green”.

For the die-hard Iced Earth fans, there are two songs on “Dystopia” (the title track and “Tragedy and Triumph”) that feature the return of the “Something Wicked” storyline and Set Abominae,  who was last seen in their previous release, “The Crucible of Man”,  has taken his position as ruler of the world.

Schaffer also comments on working with new vocalist Stu Block (Into Eternity) saying it is “a pleasure.”

“You just can’t ask for a better attitude. Stu is so excited to be here. He brings a youthful exuberance to the band, which is a lot of fun. And he’s a real dude. He’s down to earth, and willing to try anything that Jim [Morris, co-producer, engineer] or I throw at him. He’s stepping into the shoes in a very natural way.We’re opening up a part of his voice and a style of singing that he didn’t even really know he had. We’re exploring this whole new range. And we’re just getting started. I believe Stu will continue to grow — and has the potential to grow — into one of the greats, one of the guys that will go down in metal history. If he stays on this course, with the attitude that he has, his willingness to learn, and his passion, he’s destined for really great things. I firmly believe that.”

Track Listing for “Dystopia”:

  1. * Dystopia
  2. * Anthem
  3. * Days of Rage
  4. * Soylent Green
  5. * V
  6. * Boiling Point
  7. * Anguish of Youth
  8. * Iron Will
  9. * Dark City
  10. * End of Innocence
  11. * Equilibrium
  12. * Tragedy and Triumph

ICED EARTH  will undertake the most extensive world tour in the bands history to support the album. The tour begins October 30 in Europe, staring in Bochum, Germany.

 

Categories: Metal

Devin Townsend Annouces North American Headline Tour!!!

After successfully completing his North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM, OBSCURA and SEPTICFLESH, Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend will now be traveling abroad for the rest of the summer, playing various European festivals and solo acoustic dates — but come October, he’ll be back in the States for another tour.

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be hitting the road this fall on a headlining tour (support acts will soon be announced), so fans can expect even more Hevy Devy this time around! Dates for the tour are listed below, and Canadian dates will be announced soon! Fan-club pre-sale starts on August 1 exclusively at HevyDevy.com, and a limited amount of VIP packages will be available for each date.

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT North American headlining tour dates:

Oct. 12 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
Oct. 13 – The Note – Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 14 – Rock And Shock – Worcester, MA
Oct. 15 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 16 – The Altar – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 17 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 18 – Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
Oct. 19 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Oct. 21 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 22 – Marquis – Denver, CO
Oct. 24 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 25 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 27 – Hawthorne – Portland, OR
Oct. 28 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

Categories: Metal

REDEMPTION ­ Announce release date for new studio album “This Mortal Coil”

REDEMPTION, the US progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder, proudly announces that their newest, 5th studio album release and follow-up to the highly successful “Snowfall On Judgment Day” in 2009, will be entitled “This Mortal Coil” and is to be released on September 26th, 2011 in Europe and October 11th, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

REDEMPTION recorded and mixed “This Mortal Coil” with legendary producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Nevermore, Kansas, etc.). The album’s artwork, which makes its first appearance with this press release, was created by acclaimed artist and longtime band collaborator Travis Smith

(Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Nevermore, etc).

REDEMPTION’s Nick van Dyk checked in commenting on the album as follows: 

I’m extremely pleased to announce that work on ‘This Mortal Coil’ has been completed. 

It was a pleasure to work with Neil Kernon during the production, although I dare say we had more challenges and curve-balls in this process than either of us is accustomed to. Nonetheless we overcame everything in our path, from internet failures to lightning strikes, and since one of the themes of this CD is essentially overcoming adversity, the production process served as a bit of a metaphor for the whole concept!”

 “The new CD continues our creative effort to combine heaviness with melody — fusing those disparate elements has always been part of REDEMPTION’s sound, along with an element that I have called emotional urgency, which we’ve maintained here. All in all, it sounds like REDEMPTION — although importantly I think it’s by far our best-sounding record, owing to the work of Neil Kernon and the mastering of Alan Douches.”

And Van Dyk adds regarding the artwork:

We have worked once again with the incredibly talented Travis Smith on our art; we work very well together and he has a proven knack for bringing my concepts to life visually.” 

Most recently, REDEMPTION have announced a string of European concerts to support the release of “This Mortal Coil” in early October 2011, including a headlining slot at this year’s edition of the “ProgPower Europe” festival.

 

REDEMPTION Live in Europe 2011:

  1. 1. Oct – London, UK, The Underworld
  2. 2. Oct – Baarlo, The Netherlands, Progpower Europe
  3. 4. Oct – Pratteln, Switzerland, Galery Music Bar/Z-7
  4. 5. Oct – Fontaneto D’Agogna / Novara, Italy, Phenomenon Club
  5. 7. Oct – Essen, Germany, Turock
  6. 8. Oct – Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark Rock Festival

Direct support act on these shows will come from the Italian proggers KINGCROW.

 

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Categories: Metal

Samples From Steven Wilson’s “Grace For Drowning”

Hey everyone,

Click the Link Below to hear a 1 minute sample for each of the songs from Steven Wilson’s new solo record, “Grace For Drowning”. There is some real ear candy here!! The album will be released September 27th through KScope Records

http://www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/gracefordrowning/mp3s/myWimpy.html

Disc 1 – Deform to Form a Star

  1. Grace For Drowning (2:00)
  2. Sectarian (7:45)
  3. Deform to Form a Star (8:00)
  4. No Part of Me (5:45)
  5. Postcard (4:30)
  6. Raider Prelude (2:30)
  7. Remainder the Black Dog (9:30)

Disc 2 – Like Dust I Have Cleaned From My Eye

  1. Belle De Jour (3:00)
  2. Index (4:45)
  3. Track One (4:15)
  4. Raider II (23:15)
  5. Like Dust I Have Cleaned From My Eye (8:00)

 

 

 

 

Categories: Prog Rock

Redemption Album Artwork and Tracklisting

Hey all,

I dug around and found this Image, that is going tot be the cover for the new album from Prog Metal virtuoso’s “Redemption” entitled “This Mortal Coil”

Here are the working song titles, among others:

  • Noonday Devil
  • No Tickets To The Funeral
  • Rain In My Soul
  • Focus
  • Dreams From The Pit
  • Path Of The Tornado
  • Blink Of An Eye
  • Perfect
  • Let it Rain
  • Departure Of The Pale Horse

 

Categories: Prog Rock

Photos from Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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17 July 2011

Categories: Metal