Intercontinental (seriously) progressive deathcore group Slice the Cake are readying their third record, Odyssey to the West, for impending release (date is unknown as of yet). The group has just premiered the debut single from the record, "Stone and Silver I: The Mountains of Man". The song is streaming on YouTube, where you can peep the album's gorgeous cover. I had the group's debut, The Man With No Face, in my top 10 a couple years ago, so you know I'm beyond excited to hear what's next for the group/ This latest track seems to suggest the Cake is getting more progressive, without sacrificing heaviness. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Below is the first single off the 3rd chapter of End of an Empire by Celldweller.
If you're interested in some electronics heavy post-hardcore, check out Gamma Pulse's album Dead but Dreaming, conveniently streaming at Youtube... or down below!
Daryl and Chris from Grace the Skies have teamed up with Dave from Adust to re-record Metallica's album St. Anger. And I have to say... I think I like this version better than the original.
Dance Gavin Dance is set to release its latest album, Instant Gratification, on April 14th via Rise Records. The album sees the group reunited with producer Kris Crummmet, so hopes are high, at least here. The album can be pre-ordered at this location. You can peep the teaser video on YouTube. Of course, the teaser does not offer any instant gratification...
We reviewed the band's previous album in grand fashion, stating that Tilian was a more-than-welcome addition to the band, but the production was lacking. Here's hoping working with Kris again will sort that out. We'll keep you posted when a single drops.
I'll just let the music do the talking. Go check out "Master" on YouTube.
That ruled, right? It's like the heaviest soundtrack to an 80s horror film, but with a delicious amount of low end. The one-man group is signed to Blood Music and is set to release its debut on Blood Music this upcoming April. You can check out GosT's past releases on his Bandcamp.
Band: Ire Wolves
Album: The Ascetic
There's nothing wrong with some healthy Isis worship, is there? In all fairness, though, Ire Wolves also have some definite Cult of Luna and Neurosis influences in their music as well. I'm not trying to call Ire Wolves copycats, because if that's all they were, I wouldn't bother telling you about them. Even though the influences of the aforementioned bands is quite strong, they are simply the basis for wall of sound created in these 6 tracks. Ire Wolves are thundering. When they come to a crescendo, they don't pull back. It's what they do best. But don't discount their ability to craft rising action as that is also essential for the crescendos to hit with as much force as they do. In a genre that can sometimes get too caught up in worrying about "the riff", Ire Wolves instead goes for "the wall of sound" and it's a welcome focus.
Listen to the song "Immersion" from Klone's upcoming album, Here Comes the Sun, below.
California prog metal band Corelia has been quiet for quite a while now, but apparently that's because they're overachievers. The band is taking to Indiegogo to crowdfund its debut album, which you can donate to at this location. As of right now, Corelia is mere dollars away from its goal of $15,000 to record. The pre-order goodies include the standard shirts, hoodies, signed lyrics, and a "cloak" that will grant you access into any Corelia show you attend. Check out the options at the link above. In case you need any convincing, check out our review of the band's EP and get excited for this upcoming release.