Archive for October 3rd, 2017

Swedish power metal act Twilight Force announced the sudden departure of vocalist Christian Eriksson a/k/a “Chrileon.” The band promises to proceed with no interruption, naming ReinXeed vocalist Tommy Johannsson (guitarist for Sabaton) as temporary replacement for upcoming shows and while the band seeks a permanent replacement.

The announcement reads: “Dear friends, followers and apprentices. We now bring you tidings of great importance. So please, stay a while, and listen.

“Our singer Chrileon is no longer a part of Twilight Force.

“The Twilight Kingdoms have been ravaged by turbulent times. Twilight Force has in recent times travelled far and wide, searching answers to ancient conondrums and mystical prophecies.
We have done battle numerous times during these journeys; and always fought back to back, ever resilient, and ever prosperous.

“Everything to bring back order, peace and magic to the Twilight Kingdoms.

“It has now become apparent to us, that somewhere along this perilous journey, Chrileon fell victim to the Forcelord’s dark soul magic. And alas, his mind was easily enticed by these deceitful whispers of darkness, until the day eventually came, when Chrileon’s spirit was completely obscured by blackness and avarice.

“He secretly spawned minions of beguiling charm to aid him in his battle, and now, in the eleventh hour, Chrileon forsook his vow to stand by our side in the battles to come. Hence, Chrileon has inevitably forfeited his birthright to the Emerald Throne, and is unfit to rule the Kingdoms as a beacon of twilight.

“We know this might seem like grave news to some of our brave Knights. But fear not! The future endeavours of Twilight Force will NOT be affected in any way, shape or form by the departure and fall of Chrileon. His compositional and musical contributions to Twilight Force has always been nonexistent. So the sights, sounds, and sparkling musical landscapes of Twilight Force will forever remain utterly and completely unaffected.

“We will now begin the exciting adventure of searching the kingdoms for a worthy and mighty successor to Chrileon, to carry onwards the Crystal of Emerald Fire!

“Also, the forthcoming journey together with Dragonforce will commence as planned with a temporary, albeit gloriously mighty and renowned replacement! It will be none other than our good friend Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, ReinXeed).

“Just to make it clear, [Tommy] is not the new singer of Twilight Force; the stars fortunately aligned perfectly so that the touring schedule of Sabaton did not collide with our adventures together with Dragonforce.

“We will respond to inquires in the comments to the best of our abilities.”

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Toronto’s Nervcast announced the forthcoming debut EP “Locked And Loaded,” which due out on October 21st. The band will be performing a series of Ontario dates in October and November (dates listed below) in support of the EP.

Just as the title describes, this EP introduction from the band is full of four hard hitting tracks that are catchy and have lyrics that are relevant. The EP was mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandra, The Devil Wears Prada) plus produced/engineered by Collin Young (Animal Faces, Godstopper, Yonder Peak) and captures the band’s love for classic rock while maintaining today’s standard in modern production.

The band’s music video for their first single “Fallen Angels” can be viewed in the player below. Vocalist / guitarist Everett Mason comments: “I would like to introduce the world to our brand new band Nervcast. This video is for our debut song “Fallen Angels” off our upcoming EP “Locked And Loaded”. The video features British actor Paul Mason and in the storyline kidnaps the band and holds us captive while we perform a classical arrangement of our song. In Paul’s mansion, he has installed a jail cell in the basement where he keeps us as prisoners until he wants us to perform for him. We had a lot of fun working with the talented Aaron Alter, who put this whole video together.”

The EP track list is:

1. Chemical Solution
2. Fallen Angels
3. Moonstruck
4. Locked And Loaded

Check out “Fallen Angels” here:

Show Dates:

Oct 12 – St. Catharines, ON – The Warehouse
Oct 21 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club (CD Release Show)
Oct 27 – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub
Nov 8 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s

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As Translation Loss Records prepares “Cutting Pieces,” the third LP by New York City-based Gnaw for release at the end of the month, No Clean Singing has undertaken the task of issuing the album’s lead track, “Rat” which you can check out over here, or simply by staying here and clicking the player below.

Gnaw was created by vocalist Alan Dubin following the dissolution of Khanate. Closing a four-year gap since the acclaimed second album, “Horrible Chamber,” Gnaw’s “Cutting Pieces” dredges forth some of the outfit’s most unnerving audio assaults yet. The seismic atrocities and haunting intricacies on “Cutting Pieces” leaves an instantly damaging, long-lasting impression, their cumulative decimation producing some of the outfit’s most cinematic terror to date.

Gnaw commented on the new single, “‘Rat’ was conceived in individual heliocentric hallucinations as we each submerged ourselves in separate self-deprecation chambers. We feel it is a perfect album lead-off song. It’s visual. It feels like an entrance to a dark recess.”

Translation Loss will release “Cutting Pieces” on LP, CD, and digital formats on October 27th; find pre-orders over at this location.

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Arizona heavy rock act Twingiant is streaming the new song “Shadow of South Mountain” over at Decibel’s website at this location, or just below in the player available right here. The song is taken from the new album “Blood Feud,” which will be available on October 13th. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The band commented “Shadow of South Mountain’ is without a doubt one of our favorite songs off of Blood Feud. It has a traditional metal feel to it but with our patented low end added.”

The track listing or “Blood Feud” is:

1. Throttled
2. Poison Control Party Line
3. Ride the Gun (song streaming here)
4. Re-fossilized
5. Shadow of South Mountain
6. Formally Known As
7. Last Man Standing
8. Kaishakunin

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Israeli melodic death metal act posted a video clip for “A Moment of Insight.” The single was issued back in June and is available via digital platforms.

Check out the clip, which features Vuur frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen, here:

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Community Feed: Enjoy it and make sure you pick up ‘Disomus’ on October 13th!

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Community Feed: "The sessions will take place at various locations around Sweden and the recording will be mixed and mastered by the award winning producer Karl Daniel Lidén, know from his work with acts such as Terra Tenebrosa, Katatonia and Cult of Luna."

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Community Feed: Title track from their new album

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Danish progressive metal act Anubis Gate issued a lyric video for the new single “Black.” The song appears on the band’s latest, and seventh album, “Covered in Black” which is out now via Nightmare Records.

The band commented: “Hi everybody! While we are working on our next full scale video our label had this lyric video made, it’s called ‘Black’ and it is from our new album ‘Covered In Black,’ we hope you enjoy it… we love you all in these dark days!

“Special Note: The timing of this video release is in no way related to the shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, NV, our hearts go out to all those lost, injured and the familys of those effected by these tragic events we had planned to release this on Monday Oct 2nd.”

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Fresh off a successful headlining North American tour that wrapped up in the band’s hometown of New York City this weekend, Quicksand is pleased to share the new single “Cosmonauts.” The song is taken off the band’s first new album in 22 years – “Interiors” – which is out on November 10th via Epitaph.

Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, “Interiors” was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of earlier work, “Interiors” also takes on a wider spectrum of sound. Pre-orders for “Interiors” can be made at this location.

The track listing for “Interiors” is:

1. Illuminant
2. Under The Screw
3. Warm And Low
4. >
5. Cosmonauts
6. Interiors
7. Hyperion
8. Fire This Time
9. Feels Like A Weight Has Been Lifted
10. >>
11. Sick Mind
12. Normal Love

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