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INTRONAUT: 'Harmonomicon' Video Released

"Harmonomicon", the new video from the Los Angeles post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", which was released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band on previous ...

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THEATER OF THE ABSURD To Release 'The Myth Of Sisyphus' In December

New York-based architects of progressive musical madness THEATER OF THE ABSURD have completed work on their new album, "The Myth Of Sisyphus", for a December 13 release via Graviton Music Services. The CD was mixed by legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, DEATH, SAVATAGE) at Morrisound Recording and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (CYNIC, FATES WARNING, ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Kindly Bent To Free Us' In February

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC will release its new album, "Kindly Bent To Free Us", on February 14, 2014 via Season Of Mist. Songtitles set to appear on the effort, which was recorded at Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood, California with engineer Jason Donaghy, include "Endlessly Bountiful", "Moon Heart Sun Head" and "True Hallucination Speak". The ...

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EXIVIOUS: New Song 'Deeply Woven' Available For Streaming

"Deeply Woven", a brand new song from the Dutch instrumental progressive band EXIVIOUS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the quartet second album, "Liminal", which is scheduled for a November 8 release (November 12 in North America) via Season Of Mist. "Liminal" track listing: 01. Entrust 02. One's Glow ...

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Former ROADRUNNER A&R Guru Discusses 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Set (Audio)

On September 27, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief and current Nuclear Blast Entertainment president Monte Conner for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Co-Produces EP For JIM CARREY's 'How Roland Rolls' Children's Book

Paul Masvidal (CYNIC, DEATH) co-produced and played guitar on the four-song EP accompanying actor Jim Carrey's first children's book, "How Roland Rolls". The tracks "Everything & Nothing", "Hungry", "I'm All Yours" and "Keep On Roland" feature the actor singing with his daughter, Jane. A seven-minute video clip featuring footage of Masvidal working with Carrey in ...

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EXIVIOUS Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the instrumental progressive band EXIVIOUS. The Dutch quartet consists of Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC) and Michel Nienhuis (DODECAHEDRON) on guitars, Robin Zielhorst (ex-CYNIC) on fretless bass and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-PESTILENCE, THE NEW DOMINION) on drums. EXIVIOUS' forthcoming second album is entitled "Liminal" and is scheduled for a ...

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'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Coming In October

Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world's most legendary artists. The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks ...

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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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IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Completes Work On New Album

Experimental heavy rockers IWRESTLEDABEARONCE have completed work on their third studio album, due out later this year. Recorded at the band's compound/studio in Los Angeles, the new IWRESTLEDABEARONCE CD sees the members pushing themselves musically like never before. While known for their schizophrenic sound and unconventional song structure, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE approached its next record with a ...

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INTRONAUT Showcases EMG PICKUPS In Pro-Shot Performance Clips

EMG Pickups pickups recently hosted the Los Angeles post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT in the studio to showcase both the band's choice in pickups as well as three brand new cuts off their latest record, "Habitual Levitations". Check out the footage below. INTRONAUT's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", was released on March 19 in North America. ...

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CYNIC Mixing New Album

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has begun mixing its new album for a fall release via Season Of Mist. The group's drummer, Sean Reinert, writes in an online posting: "Some people are gonna be pissed and others are gonna say 'thank you!!!' I'm with the latter!" CYNIC's new CD was recorded at Perfect Sound studios in ...

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INTRONAUT Talks Gear In New Video Interview

Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick of the band INTRONAUT stopped by the Mesa Boogie factory recently to hang out, tour the factory and talk shop. In the video below, they share their experience with the Royal Atlantic RA-100 and Mesa 4x12 Traditional Rectifier cabs as well as reflecting on their latest release, "Habitual Levitations (Instilling ...

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IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Putting Finishing Touches On Third Full-Length Album

Experimental heavy rockers IWRESTLEDABEARONCE are putting the finishing touches on third studio album, due out later this year. Currently holed in their band compound/recording studio in Los Angeles, the IWRESTLEDABEARONCE members are pushing themselves musically like never before. While known for their schizophrenic sound and unconventional song structure, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE is approaching their next record with ...

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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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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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INTRONAUT Members Talk About Their Live Guitar Rigs (Video)

Sacha Dunable and David Timnick of Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT recently spoke to EMG about their live guitar rigs. Check out the footage below. INTRONAUT's fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", was released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band ...

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INTRONAUT: Third 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The third in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked ...

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INTRONAUT: Second 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The second in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 19 in North America. The album artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked ...

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'Death To All' North American Tour: Promotional Video Released

"Death To All" — which features a number of DEATH's amazing musicians celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — will embark on its second North American tour in April. The first leg of the trek will feature the three surviving members of DEATH's "Human" lineup (guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer ...

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INTRONAUT: First 'Habitutal Levitations' Studio Webisode

The first in a series of video updates featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Habitutal Levitations", the fourth full-length album from Los Angeles post-metal proggers INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The clip turns its focus to the thunderwork of drummer Danny Walker. With a touch of technicality and a bit of cabin fever-style shenanigans, ...

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ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of Northern Californian progressive metal instrumentalists ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS. The band's new album, "Manipulation Under Anesthesia", will be released in the spring. In 2008, Jasun Tipton (guitars and keys) wrote and recorded the 12-minute instrumental "Velocity And Acceleration", the track that would ultimately lead to the founding of ABNORMAL ...

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INTRONAUT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Post-metal prog phenomenon INTRONAUT will release its fourth full-length album, "Habitutal Levitations", on March 19 in North America. The CD artwork and layout was created by David D'Andrea, who has worked with the band on previous releases. "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)" track listing: 01. Killing Birds With Stones 02. The Welding 03. Steps ...

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WALK AS CHAOS: 'Impasse' Video Released

"Impasse", the new video from WALK AS CHAOS, the new "extreme progressive metal" collaboration between Alan Sacha Laskow (DIVINITY, ENDITOL) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, AUTOBODY), can be seen below. The clip was helmed by one of Alberta's leading independent music video directors, Doug Cook, and it incorporates various filmmaking techniques like old-school ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Milk Leg' Single Artwork Unveiled

Post-metal prog group INTRONAUT has revealed the artwork for "Milk Leg", the first single off its highly anticipated new album, "Habitual Levitations". The "Milk Leg" cover was designed by Randy Ortiz of Damn The Design, and the single will be available on all digital platforms on February 5. A single sided, etched seven-inch vinyl of ...

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BETZEFER Filming New Video

Israeli metallers BETZEFER are filming a video for their new song titled "Can You Hear Me Now". A photo from the video shoot, which is taking place "in the forest," can be seen below. "Can You Hear Me Now" will appear on BETZEFER's third full-length album, "Suicide Hotline", which will be released later this year. ...

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