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AVIANA release brand new single ’My Worst Enemy’ and start Pre-order for their upcoming album »Epicenter«!

Today, Sons of Gothenburg AVIANA following up the successful release of ‘Heavy Feather’ with their brand new single ‘My Worst Enemy’ and launch the pre-orders for their upcoming sophomore full length record »Epicenter«, which will be released on the 23rd of August 2019 via Arising Empire.

Pre-order their upcoming album »Epicenter« here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/Epicenter

Watch the brand new single ‘My Worst Enemy’ here: https://youtu.be/vXk2MQqWbTM
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘My Worst Enemy’ here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/MyWorstEnemy

AVIANA states: “We are very excited to present our second single “My Worst Enemy” from our upcoming sophomore album ‘Epicenter’ out on 23 August via Arising Empire.”

AVIANA currently support THE WORD ALIVE on their big EU/UK headline tour together with MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUE!

»THE WORD ALIVE EU/UK Tour 2019«
Plus Special Guests: MAKE THEM SUFFER, OF VIRTUE, AVIANA
18.05.19 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
20.05.19 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fängelset
21.05.19 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
22.05.19 Netherlands Haarlem @ Patronaat
23.05.19 UK London @ Underworld

Missed the first single?
Watch the music video for ‘Heavy Feather’ here: https://youtu.be/5V4GC8VVESI
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Heavy Feather’ here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/HeavyFeather

“The start of a new era!”

After making their mark in Scandinavian Metal scene with the 2017 debut »Polarize«, sons of Gothenburg AVIANA are back in a new shape with their sophomore album »Epicenter« via Arising Empire this August. Despite being under the radar due to departure of their former vocalist, AVIANA is now back with new frontman and vocalist Joel Holmqvist (ex. WALKING WITH STRANGERS, OCEANS RED).

Inspired by 90’s Nu-Metal, blending a flawless mix of progressive guitar leads as foundation bringing on a modern era of breakdowns in the majority of their songs, AVIANA is a new type of heavy, a new era of Metal.

In collaboration with Jeff Dunne (FIT FOR A KING, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, ICE NINE KILLS, CRYSTAL LAKE), their latest work, »Epicenter«, is another proof that the Swedes are here to bring us the next level of their generation and the next big name from Gothenburg;
„We‘ve all been listening to a lot of different music the last couple of years, and also while growing up. But I would say a few of the bands that inspired us in writing music on our own is both bands like Limp Bizkit and Deftones, but even Northlane and Eminem“, explains guitarist Marcus Heffler. „We are all listening and taking inspiration on a diverse type of music that contributes in our songwriting, but we wanted to find a new fresh sound with Epicenter still sounding like Aviana with Joel, our new vocalist.“

Coming from a progressive side of Metalcore and the last couple of years developed Djent scene, the band have been taking another direction from »Polarize« with the new album »Epicenter« and still managed to keeping the AVIANA vibe to still be there.

Heavier than ever, the Swedes with their hit single ‘Solar’ from the debut album »Polarize« that has been streamed nearly 2,000,000 times on Spotify alone, two years after its release give us another leading example of how fantastic the West Coast based band is to develop yet more hit singles with the first song they are putting out from »Epicenter« with ‘Heavy Feather’.

The track that comes with a fantastic introduction of new vocalist Joel Holmqvist and a futuristic well invested visual music video you can see the band moving around with the »Epicenter« artwork moving in the background while heavy feathers is surrounding the band members.

Despite being around since late 2016, AVIANA have not been touring that much as you might think. Although for being a band that played just about 35 shows in total in their career, the live resume of AVIANA includes touring in the UK and Europe supporting Japanese Metalcore legends CRYSTAL LAKE as well as appearing on festivals like Morecore Festival in Cologne, Germany and True North Festival in Tokyo. While touring Japan in September 2018, the band also played shows together with artists like Australia‘s MAKE THEM SUFFER, Japan’s EARTHISTS, PALEDUSK and SAILING BEFORE THE WIND to name a few.

„Our biggest moment in the live career of the band so far was definitely headlining the Omega Stage at the True North Festival 2018. It was our first time outside of Europe, so coming to Tokyo and play our first show on that tour in front of 2500 people at the legendary venue Studio Coast is something that we will never forget. “ says bassist Sebastian Colque.

„We are super excited to get back at it again and to finally show the world what we have been working on for such a long time. The next chapter of Aviana together with Joel, the level of our music that we believe so much in and to get back to touring.“ Sebastian adds.

AVIANA will be touring Europe and UK together with THE WORD ALIVE on their 10th Anniversary. A tour that also includes the band’s good friends in MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUE this April/May 2019.
„We are all super excited to get back on the road to play our new songs and are really stoked to be releasing »Epicenter« with Arising Empire. It feels like the perfect fit for us together with our new collaboration together with High 5ive Music and Avocado Booking“ vocalist Joel Holmqvist says.

AVIANA are:
Joel Holmqvist | vocals
Marcus Heffler | guitars
Oscar Forsman | guitars
Sebastian Colque | bass
Niclas Bergström | drums


More info:
http://www.avianaofficial.com
http://www.facebook.com/avianaswe
http://www.instagram.com/avianaswe
http://www.twitter.com/avianaswe

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ROYAL REPUBLIC release brand new single ’Anna-Leigh’ off their upcoming album »Club Majesty«!

Today, Sweden’s four-man rock sensation and party machine ROYAL REPUBLIC release their brand new single off their groove-laden and action packed new album, »Club Majesty«, which will be available on the 31st of May. Ladies and gentlemen around the world – meet ‘Anna-Leigh’, ROYAL REPUBLIC’s 3rd single from »Club Majesty«.
A signature ROYAL REPUBLIC-riff and a bombshell-drumbeat went for an orgy in the vast soundlandscapes of the 80’s – creating a sonic loveexplosion that will echo in eternity.
The video, once again directed by Leo Åkesson was shot in Berlin during a 3-day-Binge-filming-session earlier this spring, and showcases the bands inner shamelessness.

Watch the brand new single ‘Anna-Leigh’ now here: https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/AnnaLeighVideoEM

Pre-Order »Club Majesty« now!
https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/ClubMajestyPR

“I’m pretty sure there will be a couple of ”WTF’s!” when this hits the streets. I know we had a couple along the way making this song, which feels almost too great! The elephant is free! We’re finally out of the closet! Anna-Leigh forever!”, says Adam Grahn. “Enjoy Anna-Leigh – The very defenition of soaring.”

»Club Majesty« European Tour kicks off in October 2019!
Please DO check out the full list of tourdates below, and DO get your tickets now!
Trust us – You do NOT want to miss out on this chin-dig!

»Club Majesty« festival summer 2019:
31.05.-01.06.2019  CZ  Řevnice – Rockový Slunovrat
05.-08.06.2019  SE  Norje, Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
10.06.19  SE  Stockholm – Gröna Lund
13.06.19  ES  Santiago de Compostela – O Son Do Camino Festival
15.06.19  UK  Donington – Download Festival
21.-23.06.2019  DE  Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival
21.-23.06.2019  DE  Scheesel – Hurricane Festival
30.06.19  BGR  Plovdiv – Hills Of Rock
07.07.19  IT  Bologna – Sonic Park (Weezer Support)
12.07.19  IT  Bolzano – Rock Im Ring
16-17.08.2019  DE  Großpösna – Highfield Festival
16-17.08.2019  DE  Bonn – Green Juice Festival
Sa 31.Aug 19  FR  La Pommeraye – The City Trucks Festival

»Club Majesty european headline tour 2019«:
18.10.19  UK  Norwich – Waterfront`
19.10.19  UK  Nottingham – Rock City
20.10.19  UK  Glassgow – Garage
22.10.19  UK  New Castle – University
23.10.19  UK  Hull – Welly
24.10.19  UK  Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
26.10.19  UK  Manchester – Academy 2
27.10.19  UK  Brimingham – O2 Academy 2
28.10.19  UK  Bristol – Trinity
30.10.19  UK  Southampton – Engine Rooms
31.10.19  UK  London – Electric Ballroom
01.11.19  NL  Eindhoven – Effenaar
03.11.19  FR  La Roche Sur Yon – Le Fuzz’yon
05.11.19  FR  Lyon – Cco
07.11.19 ES  Barcelona – Bikini
08.11.19 ES  Madrid – Sala Cool
09.11.19 ES  Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
27.11.19  CH  Zurich – Dynamo
28.11.19  CH  Bern – Bierhubeli
29.11.19  AT  Vienna – Szene / Simm City
01.12.19  PL  Krakow – Kwadrat
02.12.19  PL  Warsaw – Stodola
03.12.19  CZ  Prague – Lucerna Velky Sal
05.12.19  HU  Budapest – A38 / Barba Negra
06.12.19  DE  Munich – Zenith
07.12.19  DE  Dresden – Schlachthof
09.12.19  DE  Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
10.12.19  FR  Paris – L’elysee Montmartre
11.12.19  NL  Amsterdam – Paradiso
13.12.19  DE  Cologne – Palladium
14.12.19  DE  Hamburg – Sporthalle
15.12.19  DE  Berlin – Columbiahalle
20.02.20  LX  Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal
22.02.20  DE  Stuttgart – Porsche Arena
23.02.20  AT  Innsbruck – Music Hall

Save your tickets now:
https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/Tour2019PR

Missed the first singles?
Watch ‘Boomerang’ here: https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/BoomerangYTPR
Watch ‘Fireman & Dancer’ here: https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/FiremanandDancerYTPR

Recently Hannes and Adam introduce the band to fans of Nuclear Blast and give them the lowdown on what they sound like.
Learn more here: https://youtu.be/t2okQxdGyaY

ROYAL REPUBLIC don’t believe in “guilty pleasures” – only pleasures, free of compromise. Since meeting at the Malmö Academy Of Music in 2007, they’ve become Sweden’s most addictive rock’n’roll export; mixing riffy guitars, king-sized tunes and jet-packed beats with their own eclectic tastes and inimitable joie de vivre. Plus the kind of snazzy suits most of their contemporaries wish they had the balls to pull off. They encapsulate the raw spirit of punk with the hips of James Brown and swaggering braggadocio of James Bond. No wonder they struggle to label themselves! They’ll rock the shit out of you and make you dance like you’ve just won the lottery.

ROYAL REPUBLIC are:
Adam Grahn | vocals
Hannes Irengård | guitars
Jonas Almén | bass
Per Andreasson | drums


More info:
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https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/Instagrampr
https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/Twitterpr
https://RoyalRepublic.lnk.to/Youtubepr

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IMMINENCE enters the German Charts on #91!

Today, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE entered the official German album charts on #91 with their brand new record »Turn The Light On«! Including their successful releases of the songs ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Infectious’, ‘Saturated Soul’ and their fourth single ‘Lighthouse’. Congratulations!

Buy the new album »Turn The Light On« here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

”The new Imminence album is called ’Turn The Light On’ which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self doubt, depression and self destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”Eddie Berg (Vocals/Violine)

More on »Turn The Light On«:
Watch ‘Lighthouse’ here: https://youtu.be/mh4GQq3cL7Y
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://youtu.be/gKqfVmz85d0
Watch ‘Infectious’ here: https://youtu.be/UgPujyXPM84
Watch ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://youtu.be/2HKRfKeVS78

Press quotes:

“Turn the lights on and commence auditory liftoff – An all-out triumph for a band on the verge of an epic worldwide breakthrough – sweeping and dynamic soundscapes ambitiously unveiled by one the most imaginative metalcore collectives on the planet today.”Highwire Daze

“The release proves to be more furious, darker than its predecessor and allows significantly more rough edges.”Metal.de

“Pure madness. Pure madness what a varied and highly emotional album Imminence unleash on humanity. A magnificent metalcore-record.“Rockmagazine.net

“As a post-Metalcore fan, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and be provided with a whole lot of diversity.”Moshpitpassion.de

“This successful balancing act between all its sound facets is the perfect business card to win more fans. You will definitely find “Turn The Lights On” in my annual Top 10.”Hellfire-magazin.de

 

»Turn The Light On« tracklist:

01. Erase
02. Paralyzed
03. Room To Breathe
04. Saturated Soul
05. Infectious
06. The Sickness
07. Death Of You
08. Scars
09. Disconnected
10. Wake Me Up
11. Don’t Tell A Soul
12. Lighthouse
13. Love & Grace

TURN THE LIGHT ON

The third and highly anticipated album »Turn The Light On« embodies the diversity and vastness in IMMINENCE’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.

Since the release of the previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore band IMMINENCE have strongly established themselves in the European scene as one of the most up-and-coming and exciting bands on the market today. With the success of their own headline tour and several sold out shows, they have reached a new plateau and are ready to truly distinguish themselves and their sound with their next album.

“The new Imminence album is called Turn The Light On which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”
Eddie Berg

Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarist Harald Barrett, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE was formed in the southernmost part of Sweden and have over the years become one of the country’s most promising acts with a diverse sound and universe, embracing everything from metalcore to acoustic music. Founded by Eddie and Harald when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fan-base all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band’s breakthrough single ‘The Sickness’ (2015).

One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a forcefield that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is Imminence.

“It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to Turn The Light On. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what Imminence is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
Eddie Berg

”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw Turn The Light On taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.”
Harald Barrett

»Turn The Light On« was written and produced by guitarist Harald Barrett and vocalist Eddie Berg together, with drummer Peter Hanström writing additional drum parts and arrangements. The songs were mainly recorded at Alias Studio in France by Bert and Eric Poncet who further helped to engineer and produce the album. Drums were produced by Christian Svedin and recorded in Studio Mega, Sweden, while additional recordings of choirs and strings were recorded by the band in both Germany and at their home studio in Sweden.
The mix and master was done by Henrik Udd (winner of Best Producer at Heavy Music Awards 2017). During the years he’s been working with tons of talented bands and musicians and has been mixing, mastering, produced and recorded some of the most critically acclaimed albums with acts such as ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, DELAIN, POWERWOLF, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HAMMERFALL and many more.

”When I heard Henrik’s first mix draft, I was instantly convinced. It was all there and I had the feeling that he understood what we wanted to achieve with the new songs. Henrik delivered a production that was absolutely massive, yet elegant and authentic, without losing the organic touch and identity of us as musicians.”
Harald Barrett

From the deep, dark blue background of IMMINENCE’s ferocious and chaotic debut album I to the simplistic and jagged, colorful bird of the modernistic and melodic sophomore album »This Is Goodbye«, once again the band have worked with the same innovative designer Jakob Koc to create the artwork for »Turn The Light On«.

“Jakob is a long term friend of the band and it felt natural that we should ask him before anyone else. At this point he’s practically a part of Imminence, being so influential in the look and outcome of our visual universe since the start. There’s something about his simplistic approach that speaks to and corresponds with me deeply. He has continually developed alongside with the band and I think he really outdid himself this time. The artwork is a perfect representation of the lyrical theme, with the beautiful and bright façade concealing something much darker beneath, paired with the distinctive icon that symbolizes hope and light in the dark. Symbols have virtually become something of a trademark sign of the band and this one is definitely my favorite so far.”
Eddie Berg

IMMINENCE are:
Eddie Berg | vocals/violin
Harald Barrett | guitars
Christian Höijer | bass
Peter Hanström | drums

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IMMINENCE release new album »Turn The Light On«!

Today, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE released their brand new record »Turn The Light On« via Arising Empire. Including their successful releases of the songs ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Infectious’, ‘Saturated Soul’ and their fourth single ‘Lighthouse’.

Buy the new album »Turn The Light On« here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

IMMINENCE: “If there’s one thing we could tell you about writing the new album is that we were never afraid of doing whatever came to our minds. We wanted to cover our entire soundscape and not feeling limited in any way, which is how ‘Lighthouse’ came to life. Ever since we wrote the first tracks of the new album, we started to come back to a harder sound, but never went as far in that direction as we did with this song. However, even though we took a step back into a heavier approach with ‘Lighthouse’, it turned out to be something different than all the other tracks on ‘Turn The Light On’. It calls to mind an older version of Imminence, but in a more refined way taking that sound one step further.”

More on »Turn The Light On«:
Watch ‘Lighthouse’ here: https://youtu.be/mh4GQq3cL7Y
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://youtu.be/gKqfVmz85d0
Watch ‘Infectious’ here: https://youtu.be/UgPujyXPM84
Watch ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://youtu.be/2HKRfKeVS78

Press quotes:

“Turn the lights on and commence auditory liftoff – An all-out triumph for a band on the verge of an epic worldwide breakthrough – sweeping and dynamic soundscapes ambitiously unveiled by one the most imaginative metalcore collectives on the planet today.”Highwire Daze

“The release proves to be more furious, darker than its predecessor and allows significantly more rough edges.”Metal.de

“Pure madness. Pure madness what a varied and highly emotional album Imminence unleash on humanity. A magnificent metalcore-record.“Rockmagazine.net

“As a post-Metalcore fan, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and be provided with a whole lot of diversity.”Moshpitpassion.de

“This successful balancing act between all its sound facets is the perfect business card to win more fans. You will definitely find “Turn The Lights On” in my annual Top 10.”Hellfire-magazin.de

To celebrate the release of their brand new record the band is currently on the road with their own headline release tour together with special guest THE OKLAHOMA KID !

IMMINENCE »Turn The Light On« Release Tour 2019
Special guest: THE OKLAHOMA KID*
03.05. DE   Berlin, Musik & Frieden*
04.05. DE   Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
05.05. DE   Cologne, Helios 37*

Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2tq7aCF

»Turn The Light On« tracklist:

01. Erase
02. Paralyzed
03. Room To Breathe
04. Saturated Soul
05. Infectious
06. The Sickness
07. Death Of You
08. Scars
09. Disconnected
10. Wake Me Up
11. Don’t Tell A Soul
12. Lighthouse
13. Love & Grace

TURN THE LIGHT ON

The third and highly anticipated album »Turn The Light On« embodies the diversity and vastness in IMMINENCE’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.

Since the release of the previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore band IMMINENCE have strongly established themselves in the European scene as one of the most up-and-coming and exciting bands on the market today. With the success of their own headline tour and several sold out shows, they have reached a new plateau and are ready to truly distinguish themselves and their sound with their next album.

“The new Imminence album is called Turn The Light On which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”
Eddie Berg

Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarist Harald Barrett, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE was formed in the southernmost part of Sweden and have over the years become one of the country’s most promising acts with a diverse sound and universe, embracing everything from metalcore to acoustic music. Founded by Eddie and Harald when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fan-base all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band’s breakthrough single ‘The Sickness’ (2015).

One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a forcefield that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is Imminence.

“It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to Turn The Light On. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what Imminence is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
Eddie Berg

”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw Turn The Light On taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.”
Harald Barrett

»Turn The Light On« was written and produced by guitarist Harald Barrett and vocalist Eddie Berg together, with drummer Peter Hanström writing additional drum parts and arrangements. The songs were mainly recorded at Alias Studio in France by Bert and Eric Poncet who further helped to engineer and produce the album. Drums were produced by Christian Svedin and recorded in Studio Mega, Sweden, while additional recordings of choirs and strings were recorded by the band in both Germany and at their home studio in Sweden.
The mix and master was done by Henrik Udd (winner of Best Producer at Heavy Music Awards 2017). During the years he’s been working with tons of talented bands and musicians and has been mixing, mastering, produced and recorded some of the most critically acclaimed albums with acts such as ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, DELAIN, POWERWOLF, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HAMMERFALL and many more.

”When I heard Henrik’s first mix draft, I was instantly convinced. It was all there and I had the feeling that he understood what we wanted to achieve with the new songs. Henrik delivered a production that was absolutely massive, yet elegant and authentic, without losing the organic touch and identity of us as musicians.”
Harald Barrett

From the deep, dark blue background of IMMINENCE’s ferocious and chaotic debut album I to the simplistic and jagged, colorful bird of the modernistic and melodic sophomore album »This Is Goodbye«, once again the band have worked with the same innovative designer Jakob Koc to create the artwork for »Turn The Light On«.

“Jakob is a long term friend of the band and it felt natural that we should ask him before anyone else. At this point he’s practically a part of Imminence, being so influential in the look and outcome of our visual universe since the start. There’s something about his simplistic approach that speaks to and corresponds with me deeply. He has continually developed alongside with the band and I think he really outdid himself this time. The artwork is a perfect representation of the lyrical theme, with the beautiful and bright façade concealing something much darker beneath, paired with the distinctive icon that symbolizes hope and light in the dark. Symbols have virtually become something of a trademark sign of the band and this one is definitely my favorite so far.”
Eddie Berg

IMMINENCE are:
Eddie Berg | vocals/violin
Harald Barrett | guitars
Christian Höijer | bass
Peter Hanström | drums

More info:
www.facebook.com/imminenceswe
www.instagram.com/imminenceswe
www.twitter.com/imminenceswe

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»FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll« the movie out now as Blu-Ray and digital!

Today, Andy Brings, front man, singer and guitarist for DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME released his autonomously produced movie »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll« as Blu-Ray. A movie about seeking the truth, by and with Andy Brings featuring SKID ROW, Doro Pesch, Tom Angelripper (SODOM), Liz Baffoe and many more.

Buy the »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll« movie as Blu-Ray here: https://FullCircle.lnk.to/BluRay
Official movie trailer 2018 »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll«https://youtu.be/pbe9ewDB4NE

“If I would have known what this movie is getting on… but you cannot prepare for this. The universe has loved and supported the idea since day one and one more highlight was definitely DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROM’s video shoot with Scotti Hill of SKID ROW in London. We’re good friends now but I had to wake up and realize this constantly when we performed ‘Riot Act’ together. Like the movie it’s all true and genuine. I am very proud.” – Andy Brings

Press quotes:

“Compelling, genuine, magnificent, straight, emotional and put straight like no other movie within this genre. Awesome!”
Attila Dorn, POWERWOLF

“Absolutely Oscar-worthy! A must see for every metal head!”
Gerre, TANKARD

“An unbelievable and intense movie which proves that you can make your dreams to come true if you believe in yourself” 
Pat St. James, ROCK IT Magazin

FULL CIRCLE – world premiere in Essen »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll«https://youtu.be/scCQZokLC9Y

DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME feat Scotti Hill (SKID ROW‘Riot Act’
movie single »FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll«: https://youtu.be/EIkegdQno8U

‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll’

There are times in life where words and music are not enough. Dreams, hopes and desires are unbelievably visual things, and that’s why there will be the release of ‘FULL CIRCLE – Last Exit Rock’n’Roll’! Based on his story, Andy Brings and his team want to show what drives people who have a dream and do everything in their power to make it happen.
How do you deal with it when a dream suddenly turns into a nightmare, and from where do you get the strength to turn everything around again, to make your life “complete”, to bring it to its true purpose and give it its meaning. No matter what the individual small or big goal is. No matter how long it takes.
Brings‘ life was and is still like that. Love, passion, struggles, setbacks, lifeblood, success, defeats, fun and tears. But his dream of rock’n’roll came true. From starting out as a fan boy to touring with their heroes SKID ROW, without which Andy Brings would not exist. 30 years and more, never losing sight of the goal. Everything is possible, Brings is the living proof!
His story is your story. What are your dreams? Are you looking for your inner truth? Are you ready to give anything for it?
The film is an inspiration and an affirming force. Whatever you need. Don‘t let others change you. Go your way, no matter what they say. You will see: you are not alone!
The movie also features Brings‘ friends and companions like the heavy metal queen Doro Pesch, all members of SKID ROW, the actress Liz Baffoe (Lindenstraße), SODOM-singer Tom Angelripper, Marcus “The Duke” Sauk u.vm.


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POLAR release brand new music video for ’Devil’ off their newest album »Nova«!

Today, London UK post-hardcore band POLAR released their brand new music video for ‘Devil’ off their newest full length record »Nova«! To celebrate the record and the new music video the band will be embarking on a big album release headline tour throughout EU/UK in May.

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Devil’ here: https://youtu.be/Uo-KSvsCza4
Buy and/or stream the new album »Nova« here: https://POLAR.lnk.to/Nova

The band will do an album release tour in May!

POLAR »Nova« EU/UK Tour 2019
Special Guest: TRIPSITTER
03.05.19 UK London @ Boston Music Room
04.05.19 Belgium Antwerp @ Kavka
05.05.19 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
06.05.19 Germany Köln @ MTC
07.05.19 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau
08.05.19 Czech Rep Prague @ Underdogs
09.05.19 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
10.05.19 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns
11.05.19 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova
12.05.19 Germany Hannover @ Lux
13.05.19 Germany Munich @ Backstage
14.05.19 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
15.05.19 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof

Watch and listen to the full »Nova« album/video stream on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZO5ioFt8dU&list=PLTxuMaO_UnYXf237gq_vUHxu8-ZufYjdc

Missed the previous singles?
Watch ‘Adore’ here: https://youtu.be/SQEwgUpIxJc
Watch ‘Midnight’ here: https://youtu.be/Et8uMZ_Il30
Watch ‘Drive’ here: https://youtu.be/9DwcP8LoczE

Tracklist:
01. Mære
02. Devil
03. Cradle
04. Drive
05. Adore
06. Sonder
07. Amber
08. Breathe
09. Prey
10. Dusk
11. Midnight
12. Brother

The future belongs to POLAR. You’re either in or you’re out.

Getting older is just a fact of life. It’s something we all have to come to terms with, whether we like it or not. With age comes maturity and with maturity comes a new and, in a lot of ways, clearer outlook on life and the things that you care about. The same can be said when it comes to being in a band. When you realise that the music you once made doesn’t reflect who you are today, you need to take the reigns and make that change or be stuck in your old ways forever.

This ethos has sat at the heart of the creation of »Nova«, the new album from London UK post-hardcore heads POLAR. Following on from 16’s stellar »No Cure No Saviour«, this is a new style of statement of intent from the band. Slick, sophisticated and savage in equally devastating measure, its 12 tracks showcase the sound of a band rewriting their history and looking to a bright and belligerent future.
“A nova is described as the brightest burning star and we felt that this album was going to be our brightest material”, guitarist Fabian Lomas explains.
“Before we wrote about things that we saw in the world and were passionate about. Some people even used to think that we were becoming a political band. This time the things we are writing about are much more personal to us. It’s a lot more rewarding. We all have different ups and downs in life and the band and we have such a perfect platform to deliver these feelings. We are touching on some very personal subjects that are close to our heart. As we have got older in life there are different things that happen to us. We have this forum where we can talk specifically about them and when certain people know that certain songs are about them it’s touching for them and rewarding for us.”

Flying out of their cage back in 2009 with a gob in eye and a boot to the temple, the POLAR you see standing before you in 2018, completed by vocalist Adam WoodyWoodford, guitarist Tom Green, bassist Jonny Bowman and drummer Nick Jones, is very different to the beast of previous years. More considered, more straight lined but no less passionate about the art that they are creating, »Nova« shows that they have experimentation on the mind, something which you wouldn’t usually expect from a band who are more inclined to rip your face off than make you think. But the times they are a changing.
“This album has gone lot of deeper into creativeness. The heavier bits and heavier and the choruses are a lot more interesting. It does very much more pop orientated too, but in our own unique way. Where a lot of bands go lighter as they move along, we have arguably got heavier while also being more accessible. There are so many different forms of being heavy after all.”POLAR.
It’s the sort of scope that demonstrates how far the band has come but also how far they still want to travel. Take first single ‘Drive’ for example. Gargantuan riffs and gruff vocals flow effortlessly into lush textures of emotion and electronic twinges. It’s good old-fashioned British hardcore, but not as you know it.

What has come before doesn’t matter because the future is all that is on POLAR’s mind. With ambition at its absolute peak and with the strongest line-up they have ever had in tow, the only way is up and up and up and up. This is the most ferocious, varied and utterly compelling that POLAR have ever sounded, and you would be a fool to not come along for the ride.
“Our aim has always been to be on an upward trajectory”, Fabian Lomas concludes.
“We want this to be the next big step up. We write every album as if it’s our last. That’s the best way that any band can write an album because that’s how you get your best material out. Everyone has stepped up and put forward something creative. It’s the deepest we have ever gone. If you have to turn around and say ‘well that’s it’, you have to be able to say that you gave it your best shot. We need to aim for the stars and land on the moon. ‘Nova’ is basically going to elevate us.”
The future belongs to POLAR. You’re either in or you’re out.

POLAR are:
Adam Woodford | vocals
Tom Green | guitars
Fabian Lomas | guitars
Jonny Bowman | bass
Nick Jones | drums


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IMMINENCE release brand new music video for ’Lighthouse’ off their upcoming album »Turn The Light On«!

Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE following up the successful releases of the songs ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Infectious’ and ‘Saturated Soul’ with their fourth single ‘Lighthouse’ off their upcoming third full length record »Turn The Light On«, which will be available on May 3rd, 2019 via Arising Empire.

Watch the music video for ‘Lighthouse’ here: https://youtu.be/mh4GQq3cL7Y
Pre-order the upcoming album »Turn The Light On« here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

IMMINENCE: “If there’s one thing we could tell you about writing the new album is that we were never afraid of doing whatever came to our minds. We wanted to cover our entire soundscape and not feeling limited in any way, which is how ‘Lighthouse’ came to life. Ever since we wrote the first tracks of the new album, we started to come back to a harder sound, but never went as far in that direction as we did with this song. However, even though we took a step back into a heavier approach with ‘Lighthouse’, it turned out to be something different than all the other tracks on ‘Turn The Light On’. It calls to mind an older version of Imminence, but in a more refined way taking that sound one step further.”

To celebrate the upcoming release of their brand new record the band starts their own headline release tour together with special guest THE OKLAHOMA KID today!

IMMINENCE »Turn The Light On« Release Tour 2019
Special guest: THE OKLAHOMA KID*
26.04. DE   Frankfurt Zoom*
27.04. DE   Munich, Impericon Festival
28.04. DE   Bochum, Rotunde*
01.05. SE   Gothenburg, Trädgårn’
03.05. DE   Berlin, Musik & Frieden*
04.05. DE   Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
05.05. DE   Cologne, Helios 37*

Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2tq7aCF

Missed the first singles?
Watch the music video for ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://youtu.be/gKqfVmz85d0
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/SaturatedSoul
Watch the music video for ‘Infectious’ here: https://youtu.be/UgPujyXPM84
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Infectious’ here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/Infectious
Watch the music video for ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://youtu.be/2HKRfKeVS78
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/Paralyzed

»Turn The Light On« tracklist:

01. Erase
02. Paralyzed
03. Room To Breathe
04. Saturated Soul
05. Infectious
06. The Sickness
07. Death Of You
08. Scars
09. Disconnected
10. Wake Me Up
11. Don’t Tell A Soul
12. Lighthouse
13. Love & Grace

TURN THE LIGHT ON

The third and highly anticipated album »Turn The Light On« embodies the diversity and vastness in IMMINENCE’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.

Since the release of the previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore band IMMINENCE have strongly established themselves in the European scene as one of the most up-and-coming and exciting bands on the market today. With the success of their own headline tour and several sold out shows, they have reached a new plateau and are ready to truly distinguish themselves and their sound with their next album.

“The new Imminence album is called Turn The Light On which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”
Eddie Berg

Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarist Harald Barrett, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE was formed in the southernmost part of Sweden and have over the years become one of the country’s most promising acts with a diverse sound and universe, embracing everything from metalcore to acoustic music. Founded by Eddie and Harald when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fan-base all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band’s breakthrough single ‘The Sickness’ (2015).

One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a forcefield that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is Imminence.

“It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to Turn The Light On. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what Imminence is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
Eddie Berg

”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw Turn The Light On taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.”
Harald Barrett

»Turn The Light On« was written and produced by guitarist Harald Barrett and vocalist Eddie Berg together, with drummer Peter Hanström writing additional drum parts and arrangements. The songs were mainly recorded at Alias Studio in France by Bert and Eric Poncet who further helped to engineer and produce the album. Drums were produced by Christian Svedin and recorded in Studio Mega, Sweden, while additional recordings of choirs and strings were recorded by the band in both Germany and at their home studio in Sweden.
The mix and master was done by Henrik Udd (winner of Best Producer at Heavy Music Awards 2017). During the years he’s been working with tons of talented bands and musicians and has been mixing, mastering, produced and recorded some of the most critically acclaimed albums with acts such as ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, DELAIN, POWERWOLF, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HAMMERFALL and many more.

”When I heard Henrik’s first mix draft, I was instantly convinced. It was all there and I had the feeling that he understood what we wanted to achieve with the new songs. Henrik delivered a production that was absolutely massive, yet elegant and authentic, without losing the organic touch and identity of us as musicians.”
Harald Barrett

From the deep, dark blue background of IMMINENCE’s ferocious and chaotic debut album I to the simplistic and jagged, colorful bird of the modernistic and melodic sophomore album »This Is Goodbye«, once again the band have worked with the same innovative designer Jakob Koc to create the artwork for »Turn The Light On«.

“Jakob is a long term friend of the band and it felt natural that we should ask him before anyone else. At this point he’s practically a part of Imminence, being so influential in the look and outcome of our visual universe since the start. There’s something about his simplistic approach that speaks to and corresponds with me deeply. He has continually developed alongside with the band and I think he really outdid himself this time. The artwork is a perfect representation of the lyrical theme, with the beautiful and bright façade concealing something much darker beneath, paired with the distinctive icon that symbolizes hope and light in the dark. Symbols have virtually become something of a trademark sign of the band and this one is definitely my favorite so far.”
Eddie Berg

IMMINENCE are:
Eddie Berg | vocals/violin
Harald Barrett | guitars
Christian Höijer | bass
Peter Hanström | drums

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IMMINENCE album release postponed to 3rd of may, 2019!

ALBUM RELEASE POSTPONED:

Due to production issues the release of IMMINENCE’s album »Turn The Light On« got postponed to the 3rd of May, 2019!

Pre-order the upcoming album »Turn The Light On« here: https://Imminence.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

Tour starts as planned.

IMMINENCE »Turn The Light On« Release Tour 2019
Special guest: THE OKLAHOMA KID*
26.04. DE Frankfurt Zoom*
27.04. DE Munich, Impericon Festival
28.04. DE Bochum, Rotunde*
01.05. SE Gothenburg, Trädgårn’
03.05. DE Berlin, Musik & Frieden*
04.05. DE Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
05.05. DE Cologne, Helios 37*

Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2tq7aCF

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