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ARCH ENEMY launches part 2 of track-by-track video

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, Previews, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

ARCH ENEMY’s highly anticipated album, War Eternal, will be unleashed next week on June 10 in North America! For a preview of War Eternal, check out part 2 of the track-by-track video with Michael Amott (guitar) and Alissa White-Gluz (vocals): http://youtu.be/uENx0NWfvQY
Part 1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/8pCpYDxwR5c

ARCH ENEMY is currently on the road in Europe, having already completed 10 shows with new front-woman, Alissa White-Gluz. At one of the first shows, Alissa broke her riser into pieces and consequently broke a rib in the fall. She explained in an online posting: “Anyone at that show who saw me body slam through the fucking riser could imagine there would be some damage. But I’m a stubborn fuck and I waited a few shows before going to get x-rays, ultrasounds and blood tests. The damage to my head, arms and legs is just bad bruising, there is no apparent organ damage and no internal bleeding. Unfortunately, there is a compound break on one rib and severe bruising around several others. Good news is that the pieces of the rib are well aligned to heal back in place!” She added: “The doctor forbade me to continue playing shows… But cancelling shows would hurt way worse.”

For another preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released singles:
“War Eternal”: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
“As The Pages Burn”: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
“You Will Know My Name”: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no

War Eternal track-listing:
1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World
Bonus track: Shadow On The Wall (Mike Oldfield cover)

War Eternal can now be pre-ordered digitally in Europe and North America at iTunes and AmazonMP3 with the tracks “War Eternal”, “As The Pages Burn”, and “You Will Know My Name” available as instant downloads upon purchase. The album can also be pre-ordered in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro:
–Standard CD
–Ltd. CD Mediabook Europe version (+ bonus track & patch)
–Digipak CD US version (+ bonus track, patch & sticker)
–Deluxe 3CD Artbook (+ bonus track & patch):

–worldwide limited to 2,500 hand-numbered copies
–extended booklet
–“Seeds Of War – The Demos” 5-track bonus CD
–guitar tabs (PDF and Guitar Pro 6 format w/ Guitar Pro 6 Lite Win & Mac versions)
–extra CD with instrumental play-through version of the album

–LP, 180gr, gatefold cover, special vinyl mastering:

–black vinyl: worldwide not limited
–silver vinyl: 300 copies
–red vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at CM Distro USA
–gold Vinyl: 100 copies exclusive at CM Distro Europe
–white vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at Nuclear Blast Europe
–bootleg green vinyl: 500 copies exclusive at USA indie retailers

–Digital album (+ bonus track)

ARCH ENEMY Live:
23.05.2014 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
30.05.2014 – New Age Club – Roncade, Italy
31.05.2014 – Rock and Roll Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
02.06.2014 – L’Etage – Rénnes, France
03.06.2014 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
04.06.2014 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 – Rosenhof – Osnabrück, Germany *
07.06.2014 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 – Studio USF – Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany *
14.06.2014 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
28.06.2014 – Inferno Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
09.07.2014 – RockMaraton – Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 – Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 – Masters Of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 – Seven Festival – Wegorzewo, Poland
17.07.2014 – Devilstone Festival – Anyksciai, Lithuania
18.07.2014 – American Beauty Car Show – Haapsalu, Estonia
19.07.2014 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 – Getaway Rock – Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 – Leyendas Del Rock – Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 – Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 – Alt-Fest – Kettering, UK
17.09.2014 – Kerubi – Joensuu, Finland
18.09.2014 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
19.09.2014 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
20.09.2014 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
22.09.2014 – Re:Republic – Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 – Yunost’ – Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 – Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 – Glav Club – Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya – Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 – Otdykh Club – Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 – Angar Club – Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 – Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
19.10.2014 – Loudpark 2014 – Saitama City, Japan
26.11.2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France **
27.11.2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France **
01.12.2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France **
02.12.2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France **
04.12.2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands **
05.12.2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany **
06.12.2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany **
07.12.2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany **
08.12.2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany **
09.12.2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany **
11.12.2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany  **
12.12.2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany **
13.12.2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany **
14.12.2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.12.2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK **
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK **
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK **
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK **
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland **
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK **
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK **
* support by IZEGRIM and DYING GORGEOUS LIES
**supporting KREATOR

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

FOUR YEAR STRONG PREMIERE NEW SONG, “TREAD LIGHTLY,”

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

Revered melodic-hardcore four-piece Four Year Strong is preparing to takeover the mainstage at Vans Warped Tour this summer, and in anticipation the band has surprised fans today with a new track called “Tread Lightly” from their upcoming EP, Go Down In History, which is due out on July 22nd via Pure Noise Records.

 
“Tread Lightly” is currently streaming in conjunction with the pre-order for the EP at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/.
 
Four Year Strong is back! The band, which helped define melodic-hardcore over the last decade, returns with a new EP that will have fans singing every word and scrambling for the closest mosh pit this summer. If “Tread Lightly” is any indication, the band has upped the ante with Go Down In History. Their signature blend of melodic-hardcore, pop-punk and rock has never sounded better on the five track record. This is just a teaser, prepare for total domination.
 
Stream “Tread Lightly” and pre-order the EP now at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/ and catch Four Year Strong on the Vans Warped Tour mainstage all summer long.
 
Four Year Strong Tour Dates (w/Vans Warped Tour):
June 13 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
June 18 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
June 19 – Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Intramural Fields
June 20 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
June 25 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
June 29 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 2 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 3 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
July 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 11 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 15 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 18 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 22 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 26 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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SONIC SYNDICATE Posts Third In-Studio Trailer – New Album Out July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Videos with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have posted the third in-studio video trailer for the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album. Check it out at this location:  http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g

Commented the band: “It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the “Diabolical Tour of Art” as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”

The first single off the album, ‘Black Hole Halo’, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ

Also check out the studio trailer for more info: 
Part #1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/MgWlvLrUjOc
Part #2 is available here: http://youtu.be/fAqC_WEYrcI

 

The album will be self-titled and is set to be released July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order the album here: http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=sonic%20syndicate

Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson“We decided to go with this one as a “Self-Titled” release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it’s because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”







Sonic Syndicate will also feature a guest appearance by SOILWORK‘s gifted vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid on the track ‘Before You Finally Break’. 





Commented singer Nathan James Biggs“I’m honored to call Speed a friend. I’ve been a big SOILWORK fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these “featuring” songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I’m sure people are gonna appreciate that.”

The album will include a total of 11 tracks while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than 3 bonus tracks on top.





Sonic Syndicate tracklist:


01. Day Of The Dead


02. Black Hole Halo


03. Long Road Home


04. My Revenge


05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)


06. Catching Fire


07. Unbreakable
08. It Takes Me


09. See What I See


10. So Addicted


11. The Flame That Changed The World



US version BONUS TRACKS:
12. Diabolical Work Of Art


13. What We Shared


14. Another Soldier Down





www.sonicsyndicate.com | www.facebook.com/sonicsyndicateband |

FLYLEAF MULTI-PLATIMNUM ALTERNATIVE ROCK GROUP SIGN WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Randy

FLYLEAF, the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative band from Texas, has officially signed with Loud & Proud Records.

Currently in the studio in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne),  the group–KRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)–will release their fourth full length studio album in September.

“We are inspired by Flyleaf’s new music and equally inspired by the band members’ character and conviction,” says Tom Lipsky, Owner and President of Loud & Proud Records.  “We have confidence in their future and are excited that they have placed their trust in Loud & Proud to be their global label partner.”

“Flyleaf is privileged and thankful to be joining forces with Loud & Proud,” explains guitarist SAMEER BHATACHARYA. “There is something very special in this new Flyleaf album that resonates in our hearts. We’re excited for the new release and our upcoming tours starting this fall.”

“Flyleaf has been blessed to have crossed paths with Loud & Proud,” adds bassist PAT SEALS. “We are thrilled to be releasing our new record with such a progressive label that seeks to serve the music.”  

“I’m so happy to be partners with Loud and Proud, this will be a good team for us,” adds vocalist KRISTEN MAYLoud and Proud gives us the freedom creatively to grow and stay true to who we are while having the support of an inspired team, we can’t wait for the journey ahead.”

In early 2014 the group began a Pledge Music.com campaign for their new album with producer Don Gilmore; by February 2, 2014 the album was fully funded. Fans can visit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/flyleaf to pre-order the new album and find VIP packages for the forthcoming fall tour.  The band will release their first single in July and look to tour in early fall to support the release of the new album.

 

Early song titles include:

“Set Me On Fire”
“Magnetic”
“City Kids”
“Marionette”
“Thread”
“Well of Lies”

 

Watch the “City Kids” live video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IouarzpnBWU

FLYLEAF has consistently dominated the Active, Alternative and Mainstream rock charts throughout their career. They released the eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005 which went platinum and spawned the singles “I’m So Sick,” “Fully Alive,” and the smash “All Around Me,” which sold over one million digital downloads, was a Top 20 hit at Top 40 radio and won the BMI Pop Award. Their second album Memento Mori was released in late 2009 and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard charts, featuring the singles “Again” and “Missing.”  Their third album New Horizons was released in late 2012 and marked the addition of lead vocalist KRISTEN MAY and the departure of Lacey Sturm. After months of touring the world with the new line-up, FLYLEAF released a new EP Who We Are in 2013 which featured the song “Something Better” with P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval on vocals. They’ve shared the stage with Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Evanescence and many more. Conscious of constantly giving back, they played special shows for American troops stationed in Afghanistan as well as Okinawa, Japan.

 

www.flyleafmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/flyleafmusic

https://twitter.com/flyleafmusic

http://www.loudandproudrecords.com

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