Tech metal band Caricature has released a stream of “Monuments”, the second single from their upcoming debut album The Sound Of One Man’s World Collapsing. The album has no set release date, although a 2013 release date is anticipated. You can listen to the track below. READ MORE
Century Media Records has announced the Carnival Of Sounds II sampler, which includes music from 16 artists under their label. The download is 100% free and features some really great bands, including Destiny Potato, who I’m keeping a close eye on. Also included are the badass Vildhjarta and the legendary Devin Townsend (interview). All info, including track list, can be found below. READ MORE
Starting on Thursday, Born Of Osiris will be hitting the road with Unearth for the month of November. Support will also come from The Contortionist, Obey The Brave, and Wolves At The Gate. Then, in February, the band will be touring Europe with After The Burial, Monuments, and The Haarp Machine.
However, the band is not only content hitting the road. They’ve also announced that they are close to completing the songwriting process for their follow-up to The Discovery and will enter the studio in the spring with Nick Sampson (I Am Abomination) to track the new effort.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “I would say the direction of this album is along the lines of The Discovery, but definitely a lot heavier and a lot more focused when it comes to song structure. We’re trying to give each song a powerful, thematic feel. This next record takes all of the best aspects of The Discovery and develops the ideas even further. We already have so much material that we plan on revising and refining over the next few months. While we do that we will still continue to write more and in the end I think we’ll pick the strongest 10-12 songs so we can drop the best BORN OF OSIRIS record to date.”
Read on for more from Lee as well as the full touring schedule. READ MORE
Jeff Loomis (who is easily one of my favorite guitarists playing today) has put out a stream of a new song entitled “A Liar’s Chain”. The song was recorded with his current touring line up of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass). You can check out the song below.
Loomis writes, “A Liar’s Chain is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started playing it live on our last US run and it seemed to go over really well with fans. I had so much fun recording ‘Surrender’ with Ihsahn on vocals for my last solo album that I wanted to do more songs like that. Joe Nurre, who has been playing guitar in my band for the last year or so, has a pretty killer death metal voice, so I thought it would be perfect to do some more stuff like this with him as well as the rest of the guys.
I’m really looking forward to getting over to Europe again. I have so much fun there. The Euroblast tour and festival has some amazing musicians on it, which is going to be really special for me as well, as I love watching and hearing great bands play. We’re going to be playing ‘A Liar’s Chain’ as well as one other new song with Joe singing. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Jeff Loomis will be touring Europe on the Euroblast 2012 tour with labelmates Monuments, Vidhjarta, and Stealing Axion. Check below for the tour dates. READ MORE
The latest video for “97% Static” from Monuments looks like it was directed by J.J. Abrams. Know why? Lens flares EVERYWHERE! And if lens flares everywhere wasn’t enough, they also added in a kaleidoscope effect to ensure that you got multiple lens flares throughout. The end result? I’m blind. Check out the video below for a dazzling array of light stripes.
“97% Static” comes from Monuments latest album Gnosis (Amazon), which comes out in the US this Tuesday. The band will be touring Europe with Jeff Loomis, Vildhjarta, and Stealing Axion. Tour dates are also below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has an exclusive audio interview with Misha Mansoor, guitarist/programmer/producer of progressive metal/djent band Periphery. We chat about the upcoming tours with TesseracT and Monuments (The League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen Tour), and Fair To Midland with Scale The Summit, what the next Periphery release is going to be like and we even manage to sneak some possible exclusives out of Misha. What are they you might ask? Well, I guess you’ll just have to listen to the interview after the jump!