California Atmospheric Death Metal rising stars Fallujah hope a new record label will help their careers blast off. Details after the break.
Prog-metal up-and-comers Escher are gearing up for the release of their new EP, The Ground Is Missing, which will be released this Tuesday by Primitive Ways Records. To get everyone ready for their 20-minute onslaught of unpredictability and tight musicianship, they’ve decided to release the opening track ahead of time. Check out ‘The Bog’ below:
All this week we’ve been posting the results of our staff poll of the best releases of 2014. Find out your choices for Album of the Year and an aggregated Top 25 of Reader choices after the jump.
It looks like the tour announcements for 2015 just keep rolling in, and this time it’s one of the most diverse lineups yet. Indiana’s progressive metal powerhouse The Contortionist are going out on their second headlining run across North America in support of their third LP, Language.
The United Kingdom sure seems to like their groove-centric metal, because UK Tech Fest is back for its 5th year this coming July! The initial block of bands has just been announced and features one of the most diverse lineups in the festival’s short but solid history. Head on over the jump for the official announcement.
There’s just no stopping The Contortionist lately. They released the critically contentious Language earlier this year, went on tour with Periphery, Intervals, and TOOTHGRINDER, continued that tour as a headlining act with Intervals and Polyphia, and are currently on tour with Protest the Hero and The Safety Fire over in Europe.
All this and they still managed to find time to record a music video for “Primordial Sound” from their 2014 album!
A week ago we opened up the voting to ask you, our readers to choose the Top 25 albums of 2014. Balloting remains open for another week but we see who is in the lead after the jump.
In light of recent events (like losing two essential band members), it seems The Faceless have decided to drop off of the their upcoming European tour with Protest the Hero and The Contortionist. While we’re still hearing nothing but crickets from the band’s Facebook page, Protest dropped an official statement Friday confirming what many fans feared was inevitable following the departure of both Alex Rüdinger (drums) and Evan Brewer (bass) near the end of October.