Monuments recently parted ways with vocalist Matt Rose and in turn, they’re already on the search for a new vocalist (with an audition kit coming soon) and give us a new song titled “Indulger” to tide us over! It’s about everything you’d want from Monuments, pounding grooves, lush chord sections, and even a nice change into a bit of chaos near the mid section of the song. According to guitarist and composer John Browne, the song is about someone who can’t stop eating cake, and the chaotic mid section signifies the character’s bittersweet overload. Indulge on some Monuments after the cut.
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Awesome news! Swedish melodeath titans Dark Tranquillity have finally finished recording their 10th album, which will be titled Construct. They’ve sent it out to famed producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork) for mixing, and it will be out on the 27th of May (in EU, 28 in USA), presumably on Century Media. They’ve also posted a teaser, which you can view below. It’s mostly hype, but there’s some actual new song in there too, starting at about 2:15 on the video. Every Dark Tranquillity album is great, and it seems like this one will be no exception. I also am a big fan of the new direction they seem to be taking, which is an evolution from their last few albums. Also, the artwork by guitarist Niklas Sundin looks great as usual. This album is one of my most anticipated released for the year, so expect to see more information about it as it becomes available.
We’ve featured Scottish metallers Bleed From Within before, talking about one of their singles from their upcoming record, Uprising. Now we have more news! The band, who have been nominated for a 2013 Golden God Award for ‘Best New Band’ and have signed to Century Media Records, are now streaming their new album in full! I love having technology like this. It gives audiences a way to hear the new albums before they release, and also can generate massive attention for bands.
Heaven Shall Burn are a band I got into only a few months ago, but I’m already stoked about their upcoming release Veto. They unveiled a new song in the form of ‘Die Stürme Rufen Dich’, and it features guest vocals from Born From Pain’s Rob Franssen and Dominik Stammen. The track is killer and you should go listen to it here.
Meanwhile, the band have announced details about their upcoming physical release, and there’s some pretty cool stuff, specifically with the North American vinyl version. Via Century Media:
So what started as a rather uneventful morning for myself has just gotten a whole lot better. Intronaut‘s upcoming record, Habitual Levitations, is easily my most anticipated album of the month, and while I’ve been content to sit back and listen to each song new song that the band have been trickling down the pipeline, it’s hard to deny my growing thirst for the full brunt of Intronaut’s tasty jams.
After a bunch of brief news bits and baseless guesses by us that missed the mark (oops, can’t win em all!), the teasing is over for now. The tracklist and release date for Tesseract‘s sophomore album Altered State has been announced! Previously reported as flowing like one single 51-minute track, the album is broken down down into four part suite further divided into 10 bite-sized tracks for easy consumption. So no, we won’t be getting fifteen-minute Tesseract jams, but the whole album experience still stands.
I had honestly never heard of Bleed From Within until a few days back when I got one of their songs in my email with their new music video. Normally I never listen to those, but it came directly from Century Media, and since I knew it was from their label, I should at least give it a listen. What I heard was super catchy and really great metal music from five Scots that I’ve been jamming since I heard it. Their video for the song in question, ‘Uprising,’ debuted this week, and it’s awesome. Give it a listen here if you like you some good, fun metal.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the declining appreciation of physical media in the music industry. Sales have dropped, and with illegal copies of albums available at the touch of a button, no one really seems to care about buying physical media anymore. Sales figures don’t lie, and if you’re not a top 40 artist, it’s hard to ever see any profit from album sales alone anymore.
However, there are some of us who still enjoy purchases physical albums, and the majority of the Heavy Blog staff are avid music collectors of both vinyl and CDs. So it’s no surprise that we’ve been particularly enjoying the latest clearance sale over at the Century Media webstore, CMDistro.com.
The trolls are here and in a surprisingly timely fashion. Just the other day I was wondering what had happened to this Finnish folk-metal act and it turns out it’s been a good three years since their last outing Nifelvind and, lo and behold, a stream of a brand new track ‘Blodsvept‘ is dropped directly into my lap without warning.
By now, you should know what you’re getting when it comes to Finntroll. Their stint as a folk influenced act have seen them go from upbeat humppa drunkards to grim-faced symphonic black metallers, while touching every point in between, and ‘Blodsvept‘ is no different. While a substantial amount of their peers are interested in nothing more than abusing accordions and singing about drinking, Finntroll are aiming for something a little more substantial and memorable and if the dark melodies and rhythms on offer here don’t do that for you, then I don’t know what will.
Blodsvept is quite a while away, with an April 2nd release through Century Media Records.