I’ve said it before, but playthrough videos are slowly becoming the new music video in a world of DIY creation. This is typically the case in guitar-oriented bands anyway, but for a full band highlight, rehearsal videos should start to become more common. This week, both Vildhjarta and Trioscapes have both posted new performance videos. Above, Trioscapes performs the leading track from their upcoming album Separate Realities, ‘Blast Off.’ Saxophone solos. Saxophone solos everywhere. The performance is practically flawless as far as I can tell, but you can only expect top quality from jazz fusion. Separate Realities is due out May 8th on Metal Blade of all places.

Below, you can check out some footage of Vildhjarta performing ‘All These Feelings‘ from last year’s masterpiece Måsstaden. As you can see, the video is without recently dismissed third guitarist Jimmie Åkerström, with backing tracks taking his place. So, I guess having to maintain a band with seven touring members was a bit difficult after all. Regardless, the performance was great, and I don’t know how these dudes manage to tackle these intricate odd-time riffs while headbanging like that.

The band are about to go on a European tour with Veil of Maya, Betraying the Martyrs, Structures, and Volumes. Dates are below!

27.04.12 Germany Munchen @ Backstage
29.04.12 Germany Stuttgart @ LKA, Pirate Satellite Fest
30.04.12 Germany Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
01.05.12 Germany Bochum @ Matrix
02.05.12 UK Reading @ Sub89
03.05.12 UK Leeds @ The Well
04.05.12 UK London @ Underworld
05.05.12 UK Newcastle @ O2 Academy2
06.05.12 UK Manchester @ Moho
07.05.12 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy3
08.05.12 Holland Rotterdam @ Baroeg
09.05.12 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker
10.05.12 France Paris @ Batofar
11.05.12 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
12.05.12 Italy Roncade @ New Age Club
13.05.12 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
14.05.12 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kert
15.05.12 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
16.05.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
17.05.12 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
18.05.12 Germany Münster @ Sputnikhalle

– JR


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