While we were gone over the weekend, it looks like Periphery is back with their second music video in support of their incredible double album, Juggernaut. Their last video for “Alpha” was probably their most ambitious to date, featuring both amazing visual effects and quite a tripped-out storyline. Is the band going back for more of that to help tie the grandiose story of the album together? Find out after the jump!
We’ve written a lot about Intronaut over the past couple weeks, and why wouldn’t we? They’re one of the best progressive metal bands on the scene today, and we are chomping at the bit to hear their new album. They’ve been hard at work writing new tunes which they’re currently laying down to tape in the studio , and lucky for us, they played one of those new songs on Monday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim opening for Meshuggah. Surprisingly good fan-filmed footage of the song can be viewed after the jump, and hold onto your pants, because it rules.
In the throes of the musical epiphany that was last year, we told you to listen to Matter. I really hope you did, since Teraphim is some of the finest melodic metalcore I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in the past few years. Relying on a strong concept and the great dynamic between band members, the album is groovy, catchy and well written. Now, the fellows at Matter have released a video for ‘A Voice’, off that self-same album. Head on over the jump to see it!
Last year, I was completely blind-sided by gates‘s Bloom & Breathe. Leading up to the release, I knew that the album would be good but it was a complete surprise when it was one of the best albums of that year. Melding beautiful post-rock touches with hardcore sensibilities, it was one of the most emotional and rewarding albums of 2014. The band are now back with a video for one of the best tracks off that album, ‘Low’. Head on over the jump to catch a glimpse!
The new Veil of Maya album Matriarch is a mere month away, but instead of being forced to wait to hear more cuts from the new record, they saw fit to give us some another taste of their updated sound. The new song, called ‘Teleute’, features a solo from ex-Born of Osiris and current Chelesea Grin guitarist Jason Richardson. Make sure to check it out after the jump.
Last year, Pallbearer blew me and many others away with their sophomore release, Foundations of Burden. And rightfully so, if you ask me. It’s dedication to emotionally infused doom and excellent composition created a sprawling creation that was chock full of everything; riffs, excellent vocals and intense passages. Now, the band have released an equally excellent video for one of my favorite track, ‘Watcher In The Dark’. Head on over the jump to check it out!
Poland’s biggest metal export, Behemoth, have always been known for their extravagant and amazing music videos. They’ve been evil, they’ve been epic, and they’ve definitely been offensive. Even though frontman Nergal has been hinting at a long-term hiatus and possibly even breaking up, the band has just released new music video for “Messe Noire,” the third track on The Satanist. Check it out below!
The lovely people at Audiotree have bestowed upon the world footage of The Fall of Troy front-man Thomas Erak playing with bouncy and bubbly progressive rockers CHON at their SXSW showcase. The performance includes two The Fall of Troy classics, a song from Thomas’ other band Just Like Vinyl and a Nirvana cover. There were supposed to be more songs played, but the show was shut down by the fire marshal. When The Fall of Troy posted the video to their Facebook, they also announced a European tour with Rolo Tomassi and CHON. You can stream the set after the ju,p as well as check out their European dates.