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Lay Siege
24 Mar. 2015

Lay Siege


Bio:

Two halves of two bands that were coming to their ends met up for some jams at the end of 2009. We knew each other from the local music scene (Three of us actually  went to the same school but in three different school years). We hit it off straight away and decided to focus on this new band at the start of 2010. We then put together a mini-album which we were going to release all by ourselves but then in 2012 we were approached by our management company, Kings Agency, after a little help with getting the word out from our friends in a band called ACODA. Kings Agency helped us release the record and then encouraged us to get to work on an LP. Our founding vocalist, Konrad, then left the band in 2013 as he felt that he couldn’t dedicate everything he would need to make the album a success. We got Carl in straight away and then wrote and recorded the album. We then signed with Lifeforce to release the album and that brings us up to present day.

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Opeth Ankara’da!
11 Mar. 2015

Opeth Ankara’da!


Çeyrek asırlık başarılı kariyerlerinin doruğundaki İsveçli metal grubu Opeth, altı yıl aradan sonra yeniden Ankara’da.

Neredeyse her albümü hayranlarınca kült statüsünde bir yere sahip ve müzik severlerce diğer tüm gruplardan ayrı bir yerde tutulan, kalitesiz ve sıradan bir albüm ya da şarkı yapmayacağı önceden bilinen bir topluluk Opeth. 1990 yılında İsveç’te kurulan sahibi grup, Opeth’in karizmatik ve yaratıcı beyni Mikael Akerfelt’in her fırsatta dile getirdiği gibi “yeni deneyimlerden korkmayan” karakterleriyle, daimi epik ve progresif öğelerin yanısıra caz, gotik, 70’ler rock, folk gibi elementleri kendi potasında eriten, her biri kendine özgün bir atmosferdeki 11 başarılı stüdyo albümün sahibi. Dünya çapında 1,5 milyonun üzerinde albüm ve DVD satışına sahip ve yıllardır dünyanın her noktasında kapalı gişe konserler veren grup, Avrupa’lı birçok metal grubunun aksine dünya medyasında orjinal, sağlam ve kalıcı bir isme sahip.

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Twenty Committee
09 Mar. 2015

Twenty Committee


Bio: The band is Geoff Langley (keys, vocals), Stephen Kostas (lead guitar), Justin Carlton (aux guitars/keys, vocals), Richmond Carlton (bass), and Joe Henderson (drums, vocals).  We began in January of 2012 as a backline of sorts for Geoff, when he approached us with some material he’d written for fuller orchestration.  The other members of the Committee had been playing together as an alternative/psychedelic rock band, but at the time had been on extended hiatus, and so we were more than happy to embrace a new musical direction.  Plus, it was Geoff, and who can say “no” to a guy like Geoff?  We began collaborating on more original material and playing shows in the greater Philadelphia area – everything from bars to bookstores to backyard birthday parties.  Somewhere in the process, we settled on the band name, which we drew from WWII history, during which the British secret intelligence agency (The Twenty Committee) was responsible for turning German double agents in England, and are boasted to have had a 100% success rate in their operations.

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Edge Of Haze
18 Feb. 2015

Edge Of Haze


Bio: Edge Of Haze started as a small project called Damage way back when all of us were still kids. One member at a time the band kept on growing from two buddies kicking it with some easy metal goodness at a rehearsal place to a five-piece squad that it is now. When I joined the band in 2011 the final lineup was ready and we began focusing on our first album, later on to be named Mirage (2012).

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Entheogen
18 Feb. 2015

Entheogen


Around year 2009, two planetoids – one from a stoner rock group called MG Pistol Rock, the other from a math/post rock group called Imakandi – collided and melted all but their metal core. The result is Entheogen – a homogenous mixture of math/sludge with a pinch of post- and stoner rock. After years of evolution, erosion and gigabytes of organized noise enough matter had broken away from the moons to create a debut album, scheduled to see its first sunrise in the second half of 2013.Bio: Matej: Entheogen started as merging of groups MG Pistol Rock and Imakandi in 2009, but band members know each other since high school. At the time we were playing in different bands and projects and when you are from a small town, you soon get to know more or less all the musicians, so thats how we became friends and started collaborating in the music field and even performed in one project for local poet community in the same line-up as current Entheogen. Matija and Matic used to have high school rock band Skink and after their breakup we used to get together at their ex-bands rehearsal space and jam a bit. I started collaborating with Matija before that in a experimental electro project 667: The Neighbor of the Beast and at the time me and Sergej were playing in a math/post-rock duo Imakandi. About 5 other musicians were involved in our jam sessions that we used to call Stone Sessions. Band MG Pistol Rock was born out of this sessions and after two concerts and line-up change Entheogen was born.

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Clutter
09 Feb. 2015

Clutter


Bio: Clutter’s a progressive metal band from Portugal started by me, Gonçalo Crespo (guitars/production/songwriting). It started as a studio project, a collection of my home recorded songs that eventually came to life with the help of some friends. After a small period of peaceful growth with the release of the first EP, “Emergence”, the band went through some hard times and all members left. With an album on the oven, I got new members to raise the band back up and, finally, things started rolling again, with renewed strength and a lot of dedication. The band’s formation is now solid with Sergio Ferreira (drums), João Vendeirinho (vocals), Diogo Barbosa (guitars) and Miguel “SakE” Pessanha (guitars). The spot for a bass player is still being studied.

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Glass Hammer to Release 17th Album
28 Jan. 2015

Glass Hammer to Release 17th Album


Glass Hammer confirm the release of their 17th album on March 31st. ‘Breaking Of The World’ is the follow up to 2014’s ‘Ode to Echo’ and respected studio engineer Bob Katz calls it the band’s “Most progressive album yet”.

 Steve Babb and Fred Schendel are joined by Carl GrovesKamran Alan ShikohAaron Raulston and Susie Bogdanowicz.

Babb tells us, “It is certainly (IMO) the best sounding Glass Hammer album we’ve released in years. The songwriting was really focused, and our current line-up has genuine chemistry. That’s just my opinion of course. The fans will decide for themselves very soon. But I think they’ll be very happy with The Breaking Of The World.”

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Dissona Back in the Studio
21 Jan. 2015

Dissona Back in the Studio


Progressive metal band Dissona has officially entered the studio to begin recording for their second album. The album is slated for a mid 2015 release and will feature 10 full-band compositions as well as 2 instrumental tracks. Dissona’s self-titled debut was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim and this second release aims to surpass it in every way possible. The self-titled album from 2012 is available for free digitally or for purchase physically at their Bandcamp page. Keep up with the bands studio progress and updates at their Facebook page.

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In love with the AudioPlastik album!
13 Jan. 2015

In love with the AudioPlastik album!


Hey folks!I’ve been listening to the debut album of AudioPlastik (previously known as Brave New Sky and Alpha Flood) for the last few days and religiously at that!I should say, with the great taste in music you have, I highly recommend it to you! :) Short of long, I would have given it a 5 star review if I got the review that is but Progradar won the long and arduous wrestling match…
I am pretty sure he will give it a glowing review too!
Actually, Dec Burke (Darwin’s Radio, Frost* ) shared his material with me more than a year ago – and I will forever treasure his trust for it! – and I had the opportunity to hear some of the songs at their earlier stages. The song with which I instantly fell in love was “Tonight” and I am still dying for the song after a bazilion of spins! It does something to me for sure…
Anyways, I will leave the rest to my great author Martin and urge you to go and pre-order the album, like, nao…You can thank me later!
Cheers,
Lady Obscure

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Märchenbilder Release New Single (Updated)
10 Jan. 2015

Märchenbilder Release New Single (Updated)


Hey folks!

It just came to my attention that the symphonic metal band Märchenbilder are releasing their new single, “Surrender” on 15th January 2015!

From their press release

“For this new track, the band has recorded and mixed with Yanic Bercier at WaveTransform Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee, and mastered with Tom Morris at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.”

“Fans of Blackguard will be happy to hear the guest vocals of Blackguard’s front man Paul Ablaze, recorded at Silver Wings Studios in Montreal, Qc, adding power to the track. Stay tuned to the band’s web page and Facebook page to hear the new single on January 15th!”

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