SPC ECO

spc eco sirens coverSirens and Satellites by SPC ECO  (Saint Marie Records)

SPC ECO is the band created by former Curve architect Dean Garcia and Dean’s daughter Rose Berlin. Father and daughter have been making music together ever since Rose displayed singing talent as a baby.  As SPC ECO they make music for themselves, at their own pace, without label support.  Musically, at least on the new album Sirens and Satellites, this is like I imagined it would: a further evolution of the Curve sound (or I should say the Garcia Sound).  The overarching feel is fire and ice, with Rose’s vocals icy beauty and Garcia and friends offering the heat and sizzle from guitar textures, synths and usually midtempo percussion. Fallen Stars will bring chills up your spine upon hearing the swirling, grinding and wailing guitars against thrumming bass, Rose’s voice powerful yet restrained. Delusional Waste goes to the dancefloor with a techno bass and beat, Rose’s voice ice cold, yet still inviting. Hold You Up is one of the most delicate tracks on the album, simple bass, drums, synths and voice building to a quiet yet powerful end.  High On It is another dance track with pulsating beats, guitar echoes and Rose’s dancing ice queen vocals.

spc eco Rose-pop2-crop4-460x460Songs like Zombie and The Whole Day Long are as good as anything Garcia’s done in the past, Make Me Say is brutal and bloody guitar slashes and crunchy rhythm loops, Rose  purring and cooing like a mantis before taking off  your head.  Don’t Need Fear is a slow bass dub, guitar effects aiding Rose’s voice insinuating itself deep inside your psyche. Tweet Fields At Night opens pleasantly with sweet vocals and feathery synths, A trip-hop beat kicks in, joined by a uplifting guitar melodies to accompany those light synths, the loveliness of it all punctuated by a big swell of guitars and big drums, then taking the first part and dirtying it all  up with distorted guitars and bass, closing with the nostalgic refrain, leaving you with a sense of wonder.

Sirens and Satellites surprises on so many levels, from their genre-blurring compositions to their juxtaposition of light and dark, fast and slow and fire and ice, the invigorating, dark, emotional and beautiful songs on Sirens and Satellites will be enjoyed, dissected, danced to and be the inspiration for many for years to come.

(by Bret Miller)

LINKS:
Youtube channel
SPCECO.COM
Bandcamp
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DOWNFALL OF GAIA announces “Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay”

DownfallOfGaia-AeonUnveilsTheThronesOfDecayNew track and pre-orders available!

Downfall of Gaia has just released a brand new song, as well as the cover art and track listing from their upcoming album “Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay.” The album will be released November 11th in North American, and November 7/10 in Europe/UK. Stream “Carved Into Shadows” and pre-order the album on CD and digitally now at www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia.

Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay” is a story about indiscriminate relentlessness of time. It’s a journey to the dark sides each individual has to fight on a day to day basis. Time in its majesty is an unbeatable enemy and all of humanity has to deal with loss, unexpected changes and with unwanted circumstances. As a slave to time, mankind is marching to the beat of a perpetually ticking clock. Musically, the album gives the listener less time to breath and features a more aggressive songwriting style than fans have heard on Downfall of Gaia’s their previous releases. It is as aggressive and relentless as time itself!

Downfall of Gaia elaborates: “Each and every song deals with another unavoidable situation that the most of us already got to know. All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and record our most aggressive sounding record till today. Once again we recorded at the ’79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn’t ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys! We can’t wait to play the new material live!”

“Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay” track listing:
1. Darkness Inflames These Sapphire Eyes
2. Carved Into Shadows
3. Ascending The Throne
4. Of Stillness And Solitude
5. To Carry Myself To The Grave
6. Whispers Of Aeon
7. Excavated

http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.youtube.com/downfallofgaiatv

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KNIGHT AREA to Release Hyperdrive October 14th on Lasers Edge

567BcsArtwork and Track Listing Revealed

Hyperdrive marks a new era for KNIGHT AREA. The long running Dutch progressive rock band had previously released four studio albums and toured Europe and USA extensively, performing at all major prog rock festivals. 1n 2012 the band welcomed guitarist Mark Bogert as well as legendary bassist Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, Ayreon) into the fold.

With these newcomers onboard, KNIGHT AREA has introduced a heavier element and fuller sound to their repertoire. All the classic symphonic rock traits of their previous albums are still clearly evident but the songs on Hyperdrive are more immediate and concise.

The band invited noted prog guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One) to participate as a special guest on one track. Joost van den Broek, who is known for his production work with Epica, Mayan, and After Forever, mixed the album. Rounding out the package is startling artwork by Gustavo Sazes

Hyperdrive can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

KNIGHT AREA was founded in 2004 by Gerben Klazinga when he released the album The Sun Also Rises. The album became a worldwide success and was followed by live performances in the United States (NEARfest) and other leading progressive rock venues in Europe.

Hyperdrive Track Listing:
1. Afraid of the Dark
2. The Lost World
3. Bubble
4. This Day
5. Crimson Skies
6. Avenue of Broken Dreams
7. Living in Confusion
8. Stepping Out
9. Running Away
10. Songs From the Past
11. Hypnotized

Line-up
Mark Smit – Vocals
Gerben Klazinga – Keyboards
Pieter van Hoorn – Drums
Peter Vink – Bass and Taurus pedals
Mark Bogert – Guitars

For More Info Visit:
http://www.knightarea.com
http://www.twitter.com/knightarea
http://www.facebook.com/knightarea

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SKÀLMÖLD Reveal Details of Upcoming Album

MbchjBAvailable November 24th in North America on Napalm Records

Here comes a cool breeze from the North of Iceland!

The Viking Metallers from Reykjavík are back with a brand new album. Today the band has revealed the title, cover, track listing & release dates! The third studio album awaits you here with an unpronounceable name Með vættum and will be released on November 24th US/CAN and December, 1st in the UK on Napalm Records. Check out the track listing below.

Með vættum Track Listing
1. Að vori
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Bonus
10. Bonus

For More Info Visit:
www.skalmold.is
www.facebook.com/skalmold
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

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Alternative Hip Hop Artist Kinnecom Signs with Imminence Records

bf03a1d6-78aa-4555-a0c4-9ced6be9852fVirtual Gravity Due Out November 11th

Imminence Records has announced their signing of emerging North Carolina alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom. Kinnecom is the solo side project of Motiv (formerly named Motivational) guitarist Andrew Kinnecom. The project, which was formally announced last year, will bring deep instrumentals and emotional soundscapes to modern music while challenging modern day mainstream artists with powerful songwriting. Kinnecom had this to say on the signing, “This album is one of my biggest accomplishments as an artist, and it’s quickly grown into a dream come true. With that said, I know that in order to go through with this release, I’m going to need it to be in the right hands and I will need it to be alongside dedicated workers that I can trust. Imminence Records is the perfect label. The owner of Imminence and I have grown alongside each other in the industry, and I’m excited to not only see where we will take this album, but also where it will take us.”

e3a16301-df21-4aab-97cb-b4795b8f2c7aAlong with the signing announcement, it is also announced that Kinnecom’s debut full length, entitled Virtual Gravity, will be released November 11th. The eight track release will feature six unreleased tracks and remastered versions of the two singles that were previously released. Kinnecom commented on the material by saying, “I am confident that the new music I am releasing will inspire a new generation of songwriting combining countless styles of music. We are living in the age of information and technology, an age where what we create and what we listen to isn’t limited or defined by what is sitting in front of us. Music is blending together more and more day by day and we now have the power to choose not to give it limitations.” The eight tracks blends alternative hip hop, soul, RnB, and pop, among other influences, together to create a masterful soundscape that will please any music fan.

VIRTUAL GRAVITY (November 11th)
1. Under Virtual Gravity
2. Down And Stare
3. Breathe You In, Sink Into You
4. Hometowns
5. Strike The Match
6. Echo Emotion
7. Breathtaking
8. The Motive, The Closure

About Kinnecom:
Emerging out of Raleigh, NC, alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom grew up performing and writing his own music at a very young age. He has written/recorded multiple albums, toured nationally, and worked with artists and producers nationwide. In 2011, Kinnecom recorded his solo instrumental album gaining him recognition from artists around the country. This recognition brought him to move across the country to record an album with Drew Fulk and sign his first recording contract with Indianola Records during his stint with post-hardcore outfit, Wealth In Water. After Wealth In Water disbanded in 2013, Kinnecom and fellow members formed Motiv (formerly named Motivational) before heading out on two national tours and recorded their debut album in mid-2014.

During that same timeframe, Kinnecom began work on his debut full length album entitled Virtual Gravity. The hard hitting album is blended with textural ambience, soothing vocals, and poetic rapping that brings his dynamic music to stand out in the music industry. Virtual Gravity plays as an outlet to tell Kinnecom’s story and his perspective on current social issues, uphill struggles throughout his career, and motivating messages directed to his listeners. By blending powerful songwriting and emotional soundscapes, Kinnecom defines cinematic hip hop. His debut album releases November 18th on Imminence Records.

LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/Kinnecom
https://twitter.com/Kinnecom
http://instagram.com/KinnecomOfficial
http://kinnecom.tumblr.com/
http://imminencerecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ImminenceRecords
http://www.twitter.com/ImminenceRecs
http://instagram.com/imminencerecords#
http://www.youtube.com/imminencerecords/

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CENTINEX premiere “Moist Purple Skin” lyric video

b805aaa6-c551-42e7-aef7-2708ea95b270Returning after an almost eight-year hiatus, the Swedish Death Metal force CENTINEX premiere a brand new song entitled “Moist Purple Skin“. The song is available in the form of a lyric video prepared by Twilight 13 Media (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Darkthrone) and is available for streaming exclusively via British Metal Hammer:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-18/exclusive-centinex-return-with-killer-new-lyric-video

ae0b415b-5339-4a23-b877-73dc30e215f5CENTINEX will release a new comeback album entitled “Redeeming Filth” on the 21st of November in Europe and on the 9th of December in North America via Agonia Records. Album cover has been created by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.

CENTINEX is made of Martin Schulman (Demonical) on bass, Sverker Widgren (Demonical, Diabolical) on guitars, Alexander Högbom (October Tide, Spasmodic) on vocals and Kennet Englund (Interment, Centinex 1999-2003) on drums. Commented by the band’s founder and mastermind, Martin: “Influenced and inspired by the early 90′s classic Florida-scene, “Redeeming Filth” picks up the spirit from our 1992-debut “Subconscious Lobotomy” and leads us back to the golden days of riff-oriented death metal. The future looks soaking brutal!”.

Band’s ninth album, the successor to “World Declension” (2005), was recorded at Amplified Studios and mixed & mastered at Garageland Studios by Ronnie Björnström (Aeon) during the spring of 2014.

Redeeming Filth” will be available in: digipack CD, digital format, black vinyl and brown vinyl (handnumbered and including poster; limited to 100 copies).

Tracklist:
01. When Bodies Are Deformed
02. Moist Purple Skin
03. Death Glance
04. Stone Of Choice
05. Unrestrained
06. Bloodraze
07. Without Motives
08. Rotting Below
09. Dead, Buried and Forgotten
10. Eye Sockets Empty

Line-up:
Alexander Högbom – vocals
Sverker Widgren – guitars
Martin Schulman – bass
Kennet Englund – drums

Upcoming shows:
11.10 2014 SK – Bratislava – Randal Club (Empty Hell Festival)
25.10 2014 CZE – Pilsen – Phantoms of Pilsen Festival
26.06 2015 GER – Protzen – Protzen Open Air

Listen to te first revealed song “When Bodies are Deformed”:
http://youtu.be/O0SSrraoh8Y

Pre-orders are available at:
http://tinyurl.com/CentinexOrder

Follow the band:
https://www.facebook.com/Centinexofficial

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HELL IN THE CLUB – ‘DEVIL ON MY SHOULDER’ DETAILS REVEALED

DevilOnMyShoulder.jpgHell In The Club have revealed the details of their upcoming new album ‘Devil On My Shoulder’, out November 4th, 2014 on Scarlet Records.


Hell In The Club
include members of acclaimed acts such as Elvenking, Death SS and Secret Sphere, but their music stands out as something totally different: they mix classic hard rock and modern sounds, heavy metal and party songs, fifties rock’n’roll and anything in between.

HITCDevil On My Shoulder’ is a powerful, exciting album that displays strong songwriting capabilities, top notch musicianship and meaningful lyrics (one song is based on Daniel Pennac’s La Saga Malausséne), in the vein of the great heavy/rock albums of our times. ‘Devil On My Shoulder’ was produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) at Domination Studios in San Marino. Cover artwork was made by Justin Osbourne of Slasher Design (Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood).

The tracklist as follows:
01. Bare Hands
02. Devil On My Shoulder
03. Beware Of The Candyman
04. Proud
05. Whore Paint
06. Pole Dancer
07. We Are The Ones
08. Save Me
09. Toxic Love
10. Muse
11. Snowman Six
12. No More Goodbyes
13. Night

More news will be revealed soon on www.scarletrecords.it and www.hellintheclub.com.

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Candlelight Records Sign Blood Red Throne

brtnews1Candlelight Records is pleased to announce the signing of Blood Red Throne.

Daniel “Død” Olaisen started his musical career in the legendary Norwegian black metal band Satyricon in 1996 at just 19 years of age when he joined as a live guitarist. Since 1993 Død had been writing death metal riffs and in 1998 he started working on material for his own death metal band and with his friend Tchort (Emperor, Carpathian Forest), who also played bass in Satyricon, Blood Red Throne was officially a born.

Shortly after, the young and talented bass player Erlend Caspersen was found and the search for a drummer and singer could start! After a while BRT got in touch with Freddy Bolsø; he was just the drummer they were looking for and the band could now begin rehearsing material.

A demo was soon recorded with Ronnie Thorsen from Trail of Tears on vocals which became ‘Deathmix 2000’. A deal with Hammerheart Records was then signed.

A debut album had to be recorded, but they still hadn’t found a permanent singer. Just three weeks before entering studio, BRT asked long-time friend, Mr. Hustler to join the band, despite never having played in a band or done vocals ever before. But ‘Monument of Death’ became a fuckin’ killer debut album, released in 2001! The limited edition included a package called ‘The Suicide Kit‘, which not only contained the actual album, but also a printed razor blade and a poster. The kits were hand numbered in the band member’s own blood!

Espen “Beist” Antonsen (The Sickening) replaced Freddy Bolsø on drums and the band recorded ‘Affiliated With The Suffering’ in 2002, playing a host of European festivals with it. Nothing lasts forever and Beist left the band when BRT were about to record their first album on Earache Records. With help from Bernt Moen they managed to record their darkest and most intense album, ‘Altered Genesis’, released in 2005. Soon after Vald replaced Mr. Hustler on vocals and Anders Haave became the new permanent drummer in time for a new European tour and the recording of fourth album, ‘Come Death’.

After more touring 2008 was devoted to the writing and recording of fifth album ‘Souls Of Damnation’. After this release, Tchort decided to have a break to focus on his family and work. Nevertheless, the band went out on their first headliner European Tour in October 2009 with Hate. Soon after the tour, Anders decided to leave the band and he was replaced by Swedish wonder boy, Emil Wiksten. Ivan “Meathook” Gujic also joined in 2010, at first as a session guitar player while Tchort still had his break, and within a year BRT went on tour with Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved across the states and Canada.

In 2011 new album ‘
Brutalitarian Regime’ was released on US label Sevared Records. Unfortunately, Erlend Caspersen and Vald decided to leave BRT in October 2011. They were replaced by Ole Bent Madsen on bass guitar and Bolt on vocals in December of that year and the new line-up went back to Europe and toured with Suffocation in March 2012.

May 2013, marked Blood Red Throne’s 15th anniversary and seventh studio album, simply entitled ‘Blood Red Throne’ which was played on their headline European Tour in May/June that summer.

After playing this summer’s Bloodstock Open Air with great bands such as Down, Hellyeah, Megadeth and Emperor, Blood Red Throne signed to Candlelight Records. In December 2014 the band is going on their first headline tour of South America with a new album planned soon.

Members:
Daniel “Død” Olaisen – guitar
Ivan “Meathook” Gujic – guitar
Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – vocals
Ole «Hell»Bent Madsen – bass

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Abiotic currently tracking their sophomore album with Jamie King!

abiotic-jamie-kingSeptember 17th, 2014 – Winston-Salem, NC – Recording is currently underway for Abiotic’s sophomore album at The Basement Recording in Winston-Salem, NC. The band is working with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Human Abstract, Glass Casket, Last Chance to Reason) whose creative input will be an important facet on how their new songs take shape. In a recent interview, guitarist John Matos explained: “Jamie King is the man and we can’t wait to hear what he has in store for our sound. We wanted to be as prepared as possible so that we have that wiggle room to be creative during tracking. Being solid on how everything will go before hand leaves room to try new things and can take a record to the next level.” The entire interview can be read now on heavyblogisheavy.com.

Abiotic’s second album will be released in early 2015 and is the follow up to 2012′s “Symbiosis“. New vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips have since joined the line up, which is rounded out by the immensely talented guitarist duo of John Matos and Matt Mendez, along with bass phenom Alex Vazquez. Watch videos and listen to songs from “Symbiosis” at metalblade.com/abiotic.

The band plays well-really well (bassist Alex Vasquez is transcendentally funky)-and could eventually help propel some kind of post-djent prog bandwagon Decibel Magazine

one face-shredding, brain-melting, ear-destroying album… unending, top-tier death metal devastation.MetalUnderground.com

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http://twitter.com/abioticfl
http://www.facebook.com/Abioticfl
http://www.youtube.com/abioticvideo

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CHASING SAFETY SIGNS TO OUTERLOOP RECORDS & RELEASES NEW SINGLE

1109New Jersey natives Chasing Safety have announced their signing to Outerloop Records with the debut album Season Of The Dead due out on October 14, 2014. “Common Enemies” the first single off of the fall release can be heard now on Altpress.com.

Outerloop Records president Mike Mowery comments, “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Chasing Safety to the Outerloop Records roster. I met bassist/singer Ken Davis when he was filling in for Asking Alexandria on a song in Baltimore a couple of years ago. We hit it off immediately and he introduced to me to his former band. I saw the potential immediately and worked with the band, managerially, to re-brand themselves and release their EP. When we started the label I knew that they’d be a perfect fit for it. Finally the time has come and I am very excited to introduce the world to Chasing Safety.”

Formerly known as Us, From Outside, Chasing Safety self-released The Machine EP in 2013 grabbing the attention of fans old and new and landing the band a spot opening for A Day To Remember presented by Radio 104.5 Philadelphia’s Alternative and Skate and Surf Festival.

1110Chasing Safety’s new album Season Of The Dead effectively blends dynamic and melodic riffs, ferocious screaming, and powerful choruses with an inkling of wicked theatrics. The band enlisted producers Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Crown The Empire) and Nick Sampson (I See Stars, Asking Alexandria) to work on the record, taking their sound to the next level.

“We’re very excited about signing with Outerloop Records and the upcoming release of our debut record Season Of The Dead! The writing and recording process for this record has been an insane journey for us as a band. Working with Nick Sampson and Dan Korneff really helped us explore every aspect of what our band as a whole has to offer. Our first single ‘Common Enemies‘ was the first song written for the album and we continued to change and rewrite parts of the song over the course of an entire year. We’re happy with how it came out for the album and are excited to finally get it out there for people to listen to,” states vocalist Johnny Galivan.

Season Of The Dead track list:
1. Common Enemies
2. One Can Only Hope
3. Til Death Do Us Part
4. Far Away
5. My Revenge (Feat. Kyle Bihrle)
6. Shadowed By A Storm
7. Listen Clearly (Feat. Spencer Charnas)
8. Gentleman
9. We Believe
10. Through Winters (Feat. Jason Lancaster)
11. Season Of The Dead (Feat. Garret Rapp)

Chasing Safety will be on The Fuel The Passion Tour this fall in support of the release of Season of The Dead. Catch them with For All I Am, Kingdom of Giants, Indirections, Invent Animate, and Assassins in a city near you.

CHASING SAFETY TOUR DATES
9.26 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
9.27 – Hamtramck, MI @ Paycheck’s
9.29 – Jamestown, NY @ LVN Renaissance Center
9.30 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
10.1 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship
10.3 – Roanoke, VA @ Inside-out Venue
10.4 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10.5 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
10.7 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshell’s Tavern
10.8 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
10.10 – Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
10.12 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
10.13 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10.14 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
10.15 – Mcallen, TX @ El Rey Theatre
10.16 – Houston, TX @ Walters
10.19 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
10.20 – Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
10.21 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
10.24 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
10.26 – Englewood, CO @ Skatuary

Connect with Chasing Safety online
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chasingsafetyband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chasingsafety
Instagram: @ChasingSafety

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