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SONIC SYNDICATE Releases Official ‘Before You Finally Break’ Music Video feat. SOILWORK’s Björn ‘Speed’ Strid!

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

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the official music video for the second single, ‘Before You Finally Break’, off the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album.

 


The clip was shot by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, uvm) and features SOILWORK singer Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on guest vocals. Check it out at http://smarturl.it/SoSyBYFB

 

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.“

Bjorn “Speed” Strid adds:

“Working with Sonic Syndicate is always a pleasure, whether it’s in the studio, tour, or in a cool looking abandoned car shop in the industrial area of Gothenburg. I loved recording vocals on this song and especially being able to do somewhat of a duet with Nathan Biggs. He’s a truly talented singer and a good friend. Doing the video was easy, fun and pretty intense at the same time. It turned out real sick.. Check it out!”

 

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
Part #3 can be checked out at this location: http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g

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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.”











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



BONUS TRACKS:

12. Diabolical Work Of Art



13. What We Shared



14. Another Soldier Down






Sonic Syndicate marks the band’s first release in four years after taking a break after touring the world in support of 2010’s critically acclaimed We Rule The Night. 





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!”

 

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

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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ARCH ENEMY launches new video for “You Will Know My Name”

Posted in All Metal, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Randy

“You Will Know My Name” now available for instant download with iTunes and Amazon pre-order

 

ARCH ENEMY’s upcoming album, War Eternal, has been voted album of the month in Metal Hammer (Germany), Sweden Rock, Scream (Norway), Metallian (France), Rock Hard (France), Burrn! (Japan) and several other magazines. ARCH ENEMY now graces the covers of UP Magazine (Netherlands), Pro Rock (Bulgaria), Metal Maniac (Italy), Rock Hard (France), Aardschok (Netherlands), Legacy (Germany), Terrorizer (UK), Powerplay (UK), Inferno (Finland), Sue (Finland), Metal Hammer (Spain) with more to be announced soon. The first single from War Eternal, the album’s title track, has already reached over 3,000,000 views on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InRMwptcgAo. The lyric video for “As The Pages Burn” was also an instant hit, with critics hailing it as “a classic ARCH ENEMY anthem” (Metal Sucks.net): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lXuZHkOoH8

There’s no doubt – ARCH ENEMY is on the rise! For another preview of one of the most anticipated albums of the year, be sure to check out the new video for “You Will Know My Name”, once again directed by the band’s long-time friend and collaborator Patric Ullaeus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-J7sBT_no

War Eternal release dates:
SWEDEN / JAPAN (through Trooper Entertainment): Wednesday, June 4
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND / AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 6
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, June 9
USA / CANADA / ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, June 10

War Eternal can now be pre-ordered digitally in Europe and North America at iTunes & 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 (available June 3): 500 copies exclusive at USA indie retailers

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)

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
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

MISS MAY I Releases Official Music Video for New Single ‘Gone’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Randy

New Album ‘Rise Of The Lion’ Drops in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records – Pre Order Today via www.MMIRiseOfTheLion.com

 

Upcoming “Up Close And Personal” Headline Tour Hits the U.S. East Coast in April/May 2014 with For The Fallen Dreams – Ticket Price Includes a Hard Copy CD!

MISS MAY I’s blistering new offering, Rise Of The Lion, is set to hit stores in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28 in the UK, April 25 in Australia). This is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). The countless fan letters the band has received over the years are the inspiration for the tracks on Rise Of The Lion, and each track is written from the perspective of those fans or responses to them.

Today, the band slams out of the gate with a double dose of metal, offering up their brand new single ‘Gone’ along with its accompanying music video via the official Rise Of The Lion launch site, www.MMIRiseOfTheLion.com. Take a listen now and while visiting the site, check out the band’s three studio updates, as well as tour date information. Beginning today at the site, you can pre-order the album in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions, as well as special pre-order packages including exclusive Rise Of The Lion shirts, necklaces, posters, and more!

“We wanted to release a video that showed the true bare bones of our band,” states frontman Levi Benton. “We really found ourselves on this new record and we felt we needed a video that had no bells and whistles and was just five guys jamming and thrashing. It also shows the creation of the album artwork, which is a real statement about MISS MAY I. The lion logo that is being tattooed represents our band as a whole.”

 

Levi adds, “‘Gone’ is about heartbreak and feeling like you are lost within that heartbreak. We know everyone has felt this, so as this record being letters back to our fans we wanted to address this. One too many times I have read a letter about someone feeling so broken they felt they felt like they couldn’t make it and that our music helped them find a way. This song is for them!”

 

The worldwide release of Rise Of The Lion will be supported by a brief headline tour of the United States this April and May, with support from For The Fallen Dreams. MISS MAY I’s “Up Close and Personal” Tour will stop in eight cities, including a closer in their home state of Ohio at Rock On The Range. Get this – each ticket price includes a copy of Rise Of The Lion hard copy CD!

 

MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates:

4/29     Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

4/30     Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

5/1       Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

5/2       Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

5/3       New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

5/4       Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

5/6       Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

5/18     Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

 

After the resounding underground success of their debut full-length release Monument, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of their album At Heart in 2012. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. During their 2012 Vans Warped Tour main stage onslaught, the At Heart campaign made massive leaps, seeing MISS MAY I nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.

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