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Part two of a track-by-track breakdown of “Pariah’s Child”, the eighth studio album from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below.

“Pariah’s Child” track listing:

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

SONATA ARCTICA vocalist/keyboardist Tony Kakko stated about the song “Cloud Factory”, the lyric video for which can be seen below: “It has some kind of an ear-worm factor. It’s not a bad thing to have in a single. A story about how dad already sees his young son going to work in the same factory he still goes and where his dad and dad’s dad went before him, and how that pleasantly vicious circle never ends.”

“The Wolves Die Young” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in January at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland and was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Commented Tony Kakko: “There are some instant SONATA ‘greatest-hits’ songs there, which feels good.

“I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field.

“We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately.

“I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those ‘days of thunder,’ that speedy, happy-go-lucky attitude.

“I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It’s good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me.

“I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”

Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, Kakko said: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our eighth album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right, as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our ‘totem animal,’ the wolf and all what comes with the territory.

“As the music on the album is bowing more towards the ‘old’ SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”

SONATA ARCTICA last August parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).

The band will launch a European headlining tour in support of “Pariah’s Child” on April 10 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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Part one of a track-by-track breakdown of “Pariah’s Child”, the eighth studio album from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below.

“Pariah’s Child” track listing:

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

SONATA ARCTICA vocalist/keyboardist Tony Kakko stated about the song “Cloud Factory”, the lyric video for which can be seen below: “It has some kind of an ear-worm factor. It’s not a bad thing to have in a single. A story about how dad already sees his young son going to work in the same factory he still goes and where his dad and dad’s dad went before him, and how that pleasantly vicious circle never ends.”

“The Wolves Die Young” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in January at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland and was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Commented Tony Kakko: “There are some instant SONATA ‘greatest-hits’ songs there, which feels good.

“I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field.

“We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately.

“I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those ‘days of thunder,’ that speedy, happy-go-lucky attitude.

“I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It’s good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me.

“I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”

Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, Kakko said: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our eighth album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right, as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our ‘totem animal,’ the wolf and all what comes with the territory.

“As the music on the album is bowing more towards the ‘old’ SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”

SONATA ARCTICA last August parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).

The band will launch a European headlining tour in support of “Pariah’s Child” on April 10 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the instrumental progressive band EXIVIOUS. The Dutch quartet consists of Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC) and Michel Nienhuis (DODECAHEDRON) on guitars, Robin Zielhorst (ex-CYNIC) on fretless bass and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-PESTILENCE, THE NEW DOMINION) on drums.

EXIVIOUS‘ forthcoming second album is entitled “Liminal” and is scheduled for a November 8 release (November 12 in North America).

“We’re very pleased to announce that EXIVIOUS has found a home with Season Of Mist,” the band comments. “After being independent since the beginning of the band, it’s an exciting step for us to get signed. As such, we’re proud and honored to be taken in by one of the most prestigious metal labels out there. Season Of Mist is driven foremost by their passion for good music and they have an impressive roster of bands. We’re very optimistic about a long and successful collaboration.”

The sound of EXIVIOUS is hard to define; it operates in a space where metal meets fusion meets post-rock and still is none of the above. The band blends a wide variety of musical genres into a coherent, unified sound that’s driven by the incredible chemistry shared by the four musicians.

You can get an idea of what “Liminal” will sound like by listening to “Entrust”, the opening track of the album.

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Saint Vitus will be hitting the road this October with the likes of Pallbearer, Hookers, and Zoroaster! Come on in and see if you'll be getting some solid, classic doom metal in your city! If you're a fan of things like "good music" and "having lots of fun at a concert that moves at the …

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The QOTSA frontman talked about his relationship with Dave Grohl, and revealed more about his trouble writing the new album “…Like Clockwork’.

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Israeli melodic power metal act Red Rose is streaming the new track “Don’t Believe These Tales.” The track appears on the forthcoming second LP “On the Cusp of Change,” which is due for release on February 26, 2013.

Red Rose formed in 2010 in Netanya, Israel. Their music style turned out to be some sort of mixture of Melodic Hard Rock, Classic Heavy Metal and ‘Pomp Rock,’ playfully called among the band members ‘good music.’ When it came to choosing a name for the project, “Red Rose” wasn’t argued much. It seemed to precisely represent the band’s general vision: the beauty and romance of a dream along with the thorns of reality. When sketches were ready and it was time to rehearse and wrap up the material, everything came into place very quickly and the debut LP “Live The Life You’ve Imagined” became reality.

“On the Cusp of Change” was once again produced by Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios, with Matan Shmuely (of Orphaned Land fame) sitting behind the drums. The album’s artwork was created by Jobert Mello (Primal Fear/Sabaton/Benedictum).

The track list for “On the Cusp of Change” is as follows:

1. When Roses Faded
2. Chasing Freedom
3. King Of The Local Crowd
4. Original Sin
5. Alone In The Night
6. This Bitter World
7. Don’t Believe These Tales
8. Seize The Day

Check out “Don’t Believe These Tales” here:

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Israeli melodic power metal act Red Rose is streaming the new track “Don’t Believe These Tales.” The track appears on the forthcoming second LP “On the Cusp of Change,” which is due for release on February 26, 2013.

Red Rose formed in 2010 in Netanya, Israel. Their music style turned out to be some sort of mixture of Melodic Hard Rock, Classic Heavy Metal and ‘Pomp Rock,’ playfully called among the band members ‘good music.’ When it came to choosing a name for the project, “Red Rose” wasn’t argued much. It seemed to precisely represent the band’s general vision: the beauty and romance of a dream along with the thorns of reality. When sketches were ready and it was time to rehearse and wrap up the material, everything came into place very quickly and the debut LP “Live The Life You’ve Imagined” became reality.

“On the Cusp of Change” was once again produced by Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios, with Matan Shmuely (of Orphaned Land fame) sitting behind the drums. The album’s artwork was created by Jobert Mello (Primal Fear/Sabaton/Benedictum).

The track list for “On the Cusp of Change” is as follows:

1. When Roses Faded
2. Chasing Freedom
3. King Of The Local Crowd
4. Original Sin
5. Alone In The Night
6. This Bitter World
7. Don’t Believe These Tales
8. Seize The Day

Check out “Don’t Believe These Tales” here:

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Bassist notes that his band’s new record will respond to lack of good music this summer.

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Yes, While She Sleeps! Yes!

To celebrate the release of raging new video This Is The Six, each member of While She Sleeps have sent us a list of their six favourite ever music videos!

Here’s Part 2 from guitarist Mat Welsh.

“What makes a good music video? Passion and pride in what you’re doing, and not caring what you look like. I hate seeing videos where people look conscious about their image, it’s a video because the song rocks, so rock the fuck out!”

MAT’S PICKS

Sick Of It All – Step Down

Underoath – Paper Lung

Comeback Kid – Wake The Dead

Foo Fighters – The Pretender

Slipknot – Duality

Buy This Is The Six now

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Yes, While She Sleeps! Yes!

To celebrate the release of raging new video This Is The Six, each member of While She Sleeps have sent us a list of their six favourite ever music videos!

Here’s Part 1…

THIS IS THE SIX: LAWRENCE TAYLOR (VOCALS)

“What makes a good music video? Shitloads of energy for me; if ya wanna watch something it may as well be fast, energetic and filled with rage, haha!”

Lawrence’s Picks…


1. Refused: New Noise

2. Comeback Kid – Wake The Dead

3. 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Mister Mental

4. Underoath – Paper Lung

5. Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy

6. Cancer Bats – Dead Wrong

Come back tomorrow for Part 2….

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