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Bryan Reesman of Attention Deficit Delirium recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metallers DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Your wife, Rena Sands, plays guitar in the JUDAS PRIESTESS tribute band. Is there ever a chance that you two might do a musical project together?

Petrucci: We would love to. We talk about doing that. It just depends on what the style would be and just finding the time to do that. She’s such a great guitar player. We’re celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We just got from back from Vegas actually.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Congratulations.

Petrucci: Thank you. When we first met, music is the thing that we really connected with and has always been a big part of our lives. We now have three kids, all teenagers who play music, and this is something that we’re all really connected to. That would be unbelievable to do something together.

Attention Deficit Delirium: Artists often have a hard time handling relationships because of our crazy schedules. How have you two managed to make things work for 20 years?

Petrucci: It takes a lot of understanding. I think [due to] the fact that my wife is a musician and is in the same career, she completely knows what’s involved and is the type of person who is just unbelievably supportive. When you think about how much time I have to be away because of touring…as you said it’s an unconventional kind industry situation, and I’m in the studio for 10 to 12 hours a day. Meanwhile we had three kids, twins first, so she spent all that time raising them. I’m 100,000,000% convinced that I wouldn’t be where I am today in my life and my career without her and that level of understanding, support and strength. It’s unbelievable. It really is. The fact that she’s able to give me feedback and that we can talk about things creatively and share ideas as I’m writing is just amazing. It’s really, really cool.

Attention Deficit Delirium: I’m enjoying the new DREAM THEATER album a lot. When the band started, it was a mixture of progressive complexity along with melodic elements that made it radio friendly. The mid-period of DREAM THEATER got more into epic songs and complexity, but it seems like the last couple of releases have gotten back to mixing these off-kilter time signatures and crazy riffs with catchy choruses. I wrote that in my recent studio report, and there were some fans who were turned off that idea, but I think it’s a good thing. Was this a conscious return to that style of songwriting, or did it just come about naturally?

Petrucci: It’s definitely something that we wanted to focus on a lot. As far as the style of the band and the way that we come across, it’s important to us that that always stays intact. We’re a progressive band with a metal sound, and the musical style is very powerful. We try to push the boundaries, but having said that, the most important thing is the songwriting. At the end of the day, it’s the compositions, it’s whether or not your music reaches people. It’s communication. It’s always been an important element of our music — the melodic side that you said, the catchy chorus side but also the overall melodic content — how the vocals hit you, how the song message hits you — I think that separates the men from the boys in a lot of aspects as far as writing in a progressive style. The songs need to be catchy, they need to be relatable, they need to be strong, and we did focus more on that this time, there’s no doubt about it. We did go in saying we’re going to make a strong and bold album. It’s going to be everything that we love to do, but we’re going to take extra special attention on the compositional songwriting elements so that within that structure the songs are even that much more powerful emotionally.

Read the entire interview at Attention Deficit Delirium.

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Norwegian psychedelic quartet SAHG, which specializes in doom-infused ’70s rock, will release their new album, “Delusions Of Grandeur”, on October 25 via Indie Recordings.

“Delusions Of Grandeur” track listing:

01. Slip Off The Edge Of The Universe
02. Blizzardborne
03. Firechild
04. Walls Of Delusion
05. Ether
06. Then Wakens The Beast
07. Odium Delirium
08. Sleeper’s Gate To The Galaxy

The song “Slip Off The Edge Of The Universe” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

“Delusions Of Grandeur” is a concept record “about a person, whose delusions of grandeur escalate to the level where they consume him completely,” explains SAHG’s Olav Iversen (vocals, guitar). “From becoming increasingly psychopathic and dominant, he loses touch with everyone around him and isolates into his own imaginary, psychotic world, where he becomes the almighty ruler of the universe. As he stands on the highest peak of his domain and beholds all that he has conquered, he suddenly slips off the edge and floats away, weightless. Helpless and stripped of all power, he drifts further into the open space, until he disappears into the darkness. It’s an album about how desire for power and property can distort and destroy who we are.”

SAHG‘s new CD was recorded at Duper studio in Bergen, Norway.

SAHG‘s third album, “Sahg III”, came out on August 30, 2010 through Indie.

SAHG is:

Olav Iversen – Vocals/Guitar
Tony Vetaas – Bass
Thomas Tofthagen – Guitar
Thomas Lønnheim – Drums



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“.44”, the new video from Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM’S ORDER (DLO), can be seen below. The clip was produced by Jukka Pihlajaniemi (Yellow Bucket) and was filmed at the Tuska open air metal festival in June 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. The song features a guest appearance by Lars Eikind (BEFORE THE DAWN, WINDS, KHOLD), who performs the clean vocals

According to a press release, “.44” “investigates a mindset of a school killer, exploring a dark past and eventually, depicting the delirium that takes a hold on its victim, the killer.”

“.44” comes off DE LIRIUM’S ORDER‘s third album, “Veniversum”, which was released in March 2012 via DLO Productions, distributed by Inverse Records.

“Veniversum” track listing:

01. Autistic Savant
02. .44
03. Maximum Sentence
04. Seppuku
05. The Gravity of Crime
06. Schizophrenic
07. My Kingdom from Baekdu
08. The Aftermath

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Norwegian psychedelic quartet SAHG, which specializes in doom-infused ’70s rock, will release their new album, “Delusions Of Grandeur”, on October 25 via Indie Recordings.

“Delusions Of Grandeur” track listing:

01. Slip Off The Edge Of The Universe
02. Blizzardborne
03. Firechild
04. Walls Of Delusion
05. Ether
06. Then Wakens The Beast
07. Odium Delirium
08. Sleeper’s Gate To The Galaxy

“Delusions Of Grandeur” is a concept record “about a person, whose delusions of grandeur escalate to the level where they consume him completely,” explains SAHG’s Olav Iversen (vocals, guitar). “From becoming increasingly psychopathic and dominant, he loses touch with everyone around him and isolates into his own imaginary, psychotic world, where he becomes the almighty ruler of the universe. As he stands on the highest peak of his domain and beholds all that he has conquered, he suddenly slips off the edge and floats away, weightless. Helpless and stripped of all power, he drifts further into the open space, until he disappears into the darkness. It’s an album about how desire for power and property can distort and destroy who we are.”

SAHG‘s new CD was recorded at Duper studio in Bergen, Norway.

SAHG‘s third album, “Sahg III”, came out on August 30, 2010 through Indie.

SAHG is:

Olav Iversen – Vocals/Guitar
Tony Vetaas – Bass
Thomas Tofthagen – Guitar
Thomas Lønnheim – Drums

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Montreal metalcore band Heavyweight Division has announced that it has parted ways with its drummer in a statement that it released:

“Hey everyone! Here is some important news!!! We are here to announce that our drummer Le Fou has decided to part ways with Heavyweight Division for personal reasons. That being said, we are currently looking for a new member to write tracks with us and also work on a new sound.

Share this information as much as you can to help us get back on track as soon as possible! We wish all the best to Le Fou in his future projects. Thank you all for reading and taking the time to help us out.”

Heavyweight Division released its debut “Perversion into Gluttony” back in 2012, several tracks from the album which made their way into YouTube uploads such as “Luxurious Delirium.” For more information, visit the band’s facebook page.

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Peruvian slam death band Cotard Syndrome has posted an official video and another track from its new album “The Suggestion of the Last Days.” The album was recently issued on Pathologically Explicit Recordings. That video, “Negation Delirium,” is streaming below. Another song, “Life and Death,” can be accessed over at this location.

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Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of experimental metallers Nero Di Marte. The label comments:

“Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, Nero Di Marte will unveil their long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out a teaser video of the new album below.

“Nero di Marte is the Italian name of a pigment, an iron oxide that produces a deep, dark, intense black that, when in contact with other colors, can permanently coat or noticeably transform them. Formerly known as Murder Therapy, the band signed to Dutch label Deity Down Records to release their debut ‘Symmetry of Delirium’ in 2009, which showcased a very personal style of modern death metal. They have played numerous shows and festivals around Italy and Europe, including performances with major acts such as Cynic, Decapitated, The Ocean, Intronaut, Ulcerate, Svart Crown, Red Fang, Jucifer, The Secret and more. The group also performed at the prestigious Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg (NL) with Carcass, Immolation, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Origin among many others.

“The band’s broadened approach to songwriting was already audible in the 2010 self-released EP ‘Molochian,’ which marked a stylistic step forward towards more progressive and atmospheric compositions. The following year, the group entered the studio to work on their new album. It was recorded in roughly nine days at Regrexion Studios with Michele Trasforini and then mixed and mastered at Studio73 in Ravenna with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret, Extrema, At the Soundawn).

“During the summer of 2012 the band decided to change its name to Nero di Marte, the name their new album was originally given; they now have a few shows in Italy to finish up the year, including dates with Norway’s Virus. and are planning to tour extensively in 2013 to promote the record.”

Vocalist/guitarist Sean Worrell commented, “We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be working with Prosthetic Records, a label which has had and still has some of the most amazing bands out there. We are very thankful to them and can’t wait for you all to hear our album, the release of which is long overdue. We will hopefully see you on the road during 2013!”

Duncan Dinsdale, European label manager of Prosthetic Records, added, “It’s a rarity to discover such an exciting and forward-thinking new band that equally balances texture, heaviness, intelligence and perfect musicianship as Nero Di Marte does with ease. We’re very excited for you to hear the upcoming new album shortly.”

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U.S. death metallers Abysme are streaming their entire debut album “Strange Rites” via bandcamp. Check out the album below. The band just released the CD version on Hellthrasher Productions, and the vinyl treatment is due out by the end of 2012 through Blood Harvest Records. Abysme was formed in 2006 in Pittsburg by ex-Funerus member, Brad Heiple. The “Strange Rites” track listing is:

1. Scribbled In Dust
2. Beyond the Seventh Door
3. Formless
4. Annihilated Memory
5. Gift to the Gods
6. We Shall Sleep
7. Terminal Delirium
8. The Third Day
9. Fallen Colossus
10. Remarkable Conqueror

Strange Rites by Abysme

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Yurei’s “Night Vision” follows 2010′s “Working Class Demon” and is set for release on October 29th, 2012 via Adversum. The artwork and track listing can be viewed below, and the following press release was also issued:

“Building on the same expression as that first album and venturing further into the weird, Yurei’s Night Vision takes it all so much further and travels into a landscape of his own: twisted, progressive, Lynchian tracks with hectic Balkan-inspired outbursts going off inside the dissonant but still melancholic and driven rock.

“This is night music interpreted by of one of Norway’s most gifted composers: all music is written, performed, and recorded by Bjeima, a multi-talented musician working with several groups, all of them in different ways stemming from or building upon Norwegian avant-rock or post-black metal mindset and instrumentation, from playing bass in Virus to being the sole creator and performer in Alfa Obscura and The Ghost Conspiracy as well as Yurei and also being the drummer and a key contributor in -M-, Swarms, and Delirium Bound.”

01. Insomniac Bug Hunt
02. Reborn In Reveries
03. 3am Revolt
04. The Cognitive Crack
05. Diminished Disciple
06. Sleepwalkers In Love
07. Dali By Night
08. Ditt Monument
09. Machinery
10. Cranial Echoes

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Death metal act Abysme, featuring former Funerus member Brad Heiple, will release the CD version of first full-length album “Strange Rites” on September 24th via Hellthrasher Productions, with a vinyl treatment coming later this year on Blood Harvest Records.

“Strange Rites” features cover artwork by Putrid Matt and has the following track listing:

1. Scribbled In Dust
2. Beyond the Seventh Door
3. Formless
4. Annihilated Memory
5. Gift to the Gods
6. We Shall Sleep
7. Terminal Delirium
8. The Third Day
9. Fallen Colossus
10. Remarkable Conqueror

The opening track “Scribbled in Dust” is available for streaming via bandcamp or in the player below.

Strange Rites by Abysme

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