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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Metal Blade News
Metal Blade Records launches new edition of "6 Bands in 60 Seconds"
In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new
edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel
spotlights six artists from the label's roster every three months. The
goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of
the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the
series features Serpentine Dominion, Allegaeon, Destrage, Necromancing The Stone, If These Trees Could Talk, and Hammers Of Misfortune; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit: http://metalblade.com/6bands
Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of former The Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is Serpentine Dominion.
After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated project will
finally be releasing their self-titled debut on October 28th. For more
information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/serpentinedominion
Due out September 23rd, Allegaeon's Proponent for Sentience
is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that
can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a
lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon
the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado
natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries
even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed
full-lengths. For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed.
Words such as "progressive", "cinematic", "mathcore", "technical" and
"groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really the only one you
need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End,
the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, due out
October 21st. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener
through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody
and muscle, following nobody's rules, and it stands out as one of the
truly unique releases of 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/destrage
If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden "metal" is the disease, Necromancing The Stone's recently released debut full-length, Jewel of the Vile, is the cure. Featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan "Bart" Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist "Big" John Williams), Necromancing The Stone"has brought back the glory days [of '80s heavy metal] with unbridled spirit" (Loudwire.com). For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/necromancingthestone
After four years of fine-tuning audio and visual components, instrumental post-rock outfit If These Trees Could Talk
released their Metal Blade Records debut upon the music world this past
June. The response was once again overwhelmingly positive, with MetalSucks.net declaring: "the music If These Trees Could Talk are putting out now is some of the finest they've ever written." For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/treescouldtalk
For their recently released sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber)
to produce the record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing
digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back
to productions like John Leckie's treatment of Pink Floyd's Meddle or David Hitchcock's master work in Camel's Mirage. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/hammersofmisfortune