MIRRORS OF OBSIDIAN – New Album Announced

Irish extreme progressive metal act MIRRORS OF OBSIDIAN have just announced the will release their second studio album, “From One Form” on May 10th, 2017. To accompany this they have released a teaser video on their YouTube page which features an unheard audio snippet.

The eight-track album, recorded by the band at their own Dublin based Megatech Studios, was mixed by guitarist Eoin Ennis and Mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. Singer Ciaran Ennis has described the sound of the album as “fast and aggressive modern metal with progressive elements”.

There have been two singles released from the album so far, “Neutral Disease” and “The Core”, both of which are available to download free from the band’s bandcamp page...

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TMD’s 2017 Battle Of “Unsigned” Thrash Online Contest!

Do you play in an UNSIGNED thrash metal band that kicks major ass? Now is your chance to get discovered! TMD’s annual Battle Of “Unsigned” Thrash Online Contest returns. Open to the entire world. We are looking for the HOTTEST THRASH acts emerging from the underground metal scene all around the planet. Keep in mind, this is an online contest. Judging is not based on a live performance, instead it is based on your studio recording, social site popularity and video of live performance (not to be older than 2 years).

Rocket of TMD adds: TMD is searching for the best of the best...

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MOTION DEVICE – Launch Kickstarter For New Double-CD Concept Album

Toronto, CANADA – A young band from the suburbs of Toronto called Motion Device has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming double-CD concept album Wide Awake.
Fronted by their 15 year old vocalist Sara Menoudakis, the band has taken it upon themselves to prove to the world that the only thing a rock band in today’s music industry needs is fans. They’ve become experts in the crowd-funding forum with two previous releases Welcome to the Rock Revolution and Eternalize fully funded by their fans in 2014 and 2015.
Motion Device’s current campaign was funded in less than 3 days and continues to grow as the band introduces stretch goals to their loyal backers...
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THE BLACKEST GREY – Self-Release Debut Album

The Blackest Grey have released their self-published album ‘Banners for the Blind’ on October 1st 2016. The album is mostly an in-house production, but produced together with Aborted guitar virtuoso Mendel bij de Leij. The Dutch progressive metal band includes members of Nightwish singer Floor Jansen’s ReVamp and Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR, but has chosen to play mercilessly heavy music in contrast to the before-mentioned musical projects. This to match their uncompromising disappointment in, and disdain for modern social trends, religion and socioeconomic issues. Though there are beautiful melodies, impressive guitar solos and progressive parts, paired with stanzas filled with hope, the aggression of their music prevails...

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TRIBULANCE – Seeking Bookings And Label Interest

TRIBULANCE… sounds like: Judas Priest, Avenge Sevenfold, Megadeth. Based Out of Tucson, AZ.

The band’s manager Anthony Vidal submitted the act to TMD with the following comment:

“I’m  Looking to Help the boys along, with their newly released album… “The After Math Of Lies”.. Attached is a sample song Link. If your interested, the band is looking to advance in the industry, Looking for bookings, etc, I can send you a EPK if your interested?”



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2 IN THE CHEST – To Open For LORDI, Announce ‘The Awareness Tour’

2 IN THE CHEST has issued the following update: “Our last show in the valley and we are opening for LORDI. Wow! what a cool show to be apart of. Believe it or not we have been trying to get a show with these guys for over 5 years. “

On a more important note:
Some of you know and most don’t. We are dropping our lives and changing direction towards helping people with our performances. A plan of building a self sustainable community for the homeless Veterans. A place they can receive the services they need to become a productive part of society.
On this same tour “which by the way is going to last until we are unable to tour anymore” is to raise money to gain the exposure and signatures to get a bill on the floor to get more funding for autism...
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SUNLESS – Streaming New Track

As Minneapolis-based technical/avant-garde death metal trio SUNLESS prepares for the release of the “Urraca” debut full-length in late February, today the advance track “The Ancient Ones” has been unleashed online.

Sunless reinterprets influence from pioneers of extreme, dissonant metal, such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega through an abstract lens that is all the band’s own, boasting a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls.

The new album was tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis (The Crinn, Ambassador Gun, Maeth), and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York.

Listen to “The Ancient Ones” HERE.

“Urraca” will be ind...

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URBAN VITAMIN – Sophomore Album ‘Ekphrasis’ Out Now

Pretoria, South Africa based alternative metal band Urban Vitamin have just released a crushing new album “Ekphrasis”

Formed in 2008 by members, Cobus Nigrini, Rick De Villiers, Neville Botha, and Cicero Carstens. In 2014, Ricky Dunningham took over on drum duties after Rick De Villiers left to complete his PhD in Durham, UK.

Known for their intellectual lyrical content, experimentations with sub-genres of metal, alternative, rock and electronica, all which are showcased in a well-balanced fusion in their intricate song-writing.

                               “You’re waking up what could be left                                     

 Under this lock, beneath this latch

What devils wait inside this box…”

 In 2010 the band released their debut...

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