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KADINJA release their take on SLIPKNOT’s ’Spit It Out’ off their upcoming cover-album »DNA«!

Today, progressive metal powerhouse KADINJA from France released their take on SLIPKNOT‘s ‘Spit It Out’ featuring Aaron Matts of BETRAYING THE MARTYRS off their upcoming cover-album »DNA«!
The upcoming KADINJA album, called »DNA« (Dedication.Nostalgia.Addiction) will be released on the 27th of September 2019 with Arising Empire, and is composed of 10 iconic cover songs from late 90’s/early 2000. Through this tribute record, the band added technical and modern metal touches, for a kind of revival of rock/metal masterpieces.

Watch the music video for ‘Spit It Out’ feat. Aaron Matts here: https://youtu.be/BfL6XxJIF10

Pre-order »DNA« here: https://Kadinja.lnk.to/DNA
Get your fix of new merchandise here: https://kadinja.bandcamp.com/merch

KADINJA: “We could not be more excited to cover such another huge band we all grew up with : Slipknot, one of the most famous Metal band of all time. On this one, we decided to propose “bulldozer” version, powerfull and agressive, with this kind of mood Slipknot can feel when composing, especially on this record. That being said, a collaboration with our good friend Aaron of Betraying the Martyrs appeared as an obvious choice. The angriness is real. We hope you will enjoy.”

Missed the first single?
Watch the music video for ‘Falling Away From Me’ here: https://youtu.be/8zGrCnoNYIQ

»DNA« tracklist:
01. Hot Dog
02. Points of Authority
03. Falling Away From Me
04. My Own Summer
05. This Is The New Shit
06. Spit It Out feat. Aaron Matts
07. Between Angels And Insects
08. Alive
09. Passive
10. Aerials

Kadinja is a progressive Metal quintet founded in Paris in 2013. The same year, in December, the band released its first self-titled EP, followed by many shows and festivals such as Lower Tuned, Tech Fest or Euroblast, with bands that are pillars of the Progressive Metal scene (Heavy Metal Ninja, Skyharbor, Modern Day Babylon, Disperse, etc.).

In the process of creating and framing its style and its technical identity, the band released its first album, »Ascendandy« (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist) in February 2017. This date marks a true beginning in the band’s career, with a warm welcome from the press and the public. Soon after, Kadinja became a reference on the French Metal scene, due to that first album, but also to each member’s personnal career and performances. Few Masterclasses were organised in Europe, in music schools (Music Academy International, etc.) and in festivals (UK Teck Fest, etc.). Several European Tours were booked to promote »Ascendandy«, during which Kadinja had the privilege to share the stage with bands like Animal As Leaders, Devin Townsend Project, Monuments, Vola, Adagio, Klone, Betraying the Martyrs, The Algorithm, etc.

The album »Super 90’« came out on January the 18th, 2019 (Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast). Willing to seduce a larger audience beyond the Metal scene, this album has more of a conceptual approach, more on the Rock side and goes deeper into musical techniques. A large promotion campaign is associated to »Super 90’«, with tours in Europe and Asia, and presence in Los Angeles for the Namm Show 2019.

KADINJA released »Super 90’« earlier this year:
Buy»Super 90’« here: https://Kadinja.lnk.to/Super90
Watch ‘From The Inside’ here: https://youtu.be/TS4GAgRHXwc
Watch ‘The Modern Rage’ here: https://youtu.be/P-nKk3hT2NQ
Watch ‘Empire’ here: https://youtu.be/TJTeoqpmof4

KADINJA are:
Philippe Charny | Vocals
Pierre Danel | Guitar
Quentin Godet | Guitar
Steve Tréguier | Bass
Morgan Berthet | Drums


More info:
www.facebook.com/kadinja
www.instagram.com/kadinjaofficial
https://twitter.com/kadinja

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AWAKE THE DREAMER – debut album »Damaged Souls« out now!

“AWAKE THE DREAMER confidently point out that a place in the second row is not enough for them. The Swedes are out to set their own accents and enrich the modern heavy-core crossover with fresh ideas. Although the mixture of and the ingredients are well known: The Scandinavians’ solution approaches work, convince and inspire. A band could hardly wish for more for their debut. AWAKE THE DREAMER are showing off their great skills and will continue to generate a lot of attention! Tip!” Legacy

“With “Damaged Souls” AWAKE THE DREAMER deliver a debut album that is in keeping up with the musical sophistication of bands like ARCHITECTS or ADEPT and establishes them with their individual style in the European metalcore completely.”FUZE

““Damaged Souls” in my opinion is one of the best albums in the genre released this year. It is hard to believe that this is only their debut album and the fact that they only formed in 2015. It’s no surprise that AWAKE THE DREAMER is on their way towards the top with their distinguishing styles of Metalcore, Djent, and Post-Hardcore all mixed together. I promise you won’t be disappointed with this record. Masterpiece!”Metal Temple

“In a nutshell: this is a very brilliant debut album.”Lords Of Metal

“These rookies deliver”Krachfink

“…’Atmosphere’ will wake up just about everyone…including the dead. A flurry of technical riffs, a great powerhouse of varying vocals, the breakdowns are so intense…this is a track that grabs and grips tightly.”Games, Brains & a Headbanging Life UK

“The Swedish AWAKE THE DREAMER demonstrates on Damaged Souls why their star is rising so fast. Those who love metalcore of the highest quality, will quickly embrace this band.”White Room Reviews

 

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

Today, the Swedish metal quintet AWAKE THE DREAMER released their first ever album »Damaged Souls«!

Buy and/or stream »Damaged Souls« now here: https://AwakeTheDreamer.lnk.to/DamagedSouls

AWAKE THE DREAMER: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls and everybody else who is a part of this great planet Earth, we are proud to finally introduce you all to our debut album; Damaged Souls via Arising Empire. There’s a song on here for everyone so enjoy and share the love.”

More on »Damaged Souls«:
Watch the music video for ‘Far Away’ here: https://youtu.be/da4f5Cb5EwA
Watch the music video for ‘Atmosphere (feat. Ryo Kinoshita)’ here: https://youtu.be/kbK4K157ztk
Watch the music video for ‘Your Mind’ here: https://youtu.be/YCpUaTdN000

»Damaged Souls« tracklist:
01. Damaged Souls
02.  Atmosphere (feat. Ryo Kinoshita)
03.  Far Away
04.  Believe
05.  Blood Red Fists
06.  Lunar
07.  Your Mind
08.  Liberation
09.  Vigilant (feat. Robert Ljung)
10.  Negative Filters

Considered being one of the throne heirs of Scandinavian Melodic Metalcore/Post-Hardcore acts such as ADEPT, and IN FLAMES, the Stockholm based Metalcore quintet AWAKE THE DREAMER is coming back strong this summer.

In 2018 AWAKE THE DREAMER appeared on selected festivals in Germany, Austria, Sweden and apart from a few headline shows supporting Post-Hardcore heroes ADEPT together with Japan’s Metalcore stars CRYSTAL LAKE in Germany/Switzerland. Also in August the Stockholm boys featured on the exclusive Scandinavian dates in Sweden and Norway opening for Australian Tech Metalcore legends in NORTHLANE before going to Tokyo, Japan for an exclusive appearance at the True North Festival.

Despite that the band not yet have released their debut full length, they’ve toured across the world multiple times, including UK, Europe, Japan and most recently China.
Vocalist Max Andrén says that “I’m completely overwhelmed with the support we’ve received so far, both from people we work with and the fans around the world. The last two years have been amazing, yet this is only the beginning and we can’t wait to share our new songs with everyone out there.”

AWAKE THE DREAMER are:
Max Andrén | Vocals
Benjamin Turesson | Bass / Vocals
Alexander Backman | Guitar
Oscar Järn | Guitar
Fabian Fagerberg | Drums


More info:
https://awakethedreamerofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/awakethedreamerband
https://www.instagram.com/awakethedreamer
https://twitter.com/atdbandswe

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TUNGSTEN – debut album »We Will Rise« out now together with the new music video for ’Misled’!

“Overall, the winning combination of talent and routine has released one of the year’s most promising debut album.”– Sweden Rock Magazine

“Fans from Battle Beast to Gloryhammer will feel very much at home with WE WILL RISE!” – Sebastian Kessler, METAL HAMMER

“Finally, new innovations in the sometimes very uniform sounding genre of power metal.” – Rock It!

“On “We Will Rise” you can hear Nordic Folk Metal and predominant Power Metal elements (´We Will Rise´) as well as influences like Rammstein or Modern Metal (´The Fairies Dance´, ´It Ain´t Over´), which is certainly the result of the flavours of the generations. But it’s this very combination that makes the album so interesting and lets it stand out positively.” – Rock Hard Germany

“The gathering of generations. An intriguing debut album that awakens the appetite for the band’s live performances.” – Orkus!

“A successful debut, of which the family enterprise can be proud – they actually have risen.” – Sonic Seducer

“A fresh mix of fetching metalsongs with some modern injections! A seminal newcomer.” – Rock Tribune

“We Will Rise” already is one of the best melodic metal albums of 2019!” – AARDSCHOK

“”We Will Rise” is packed with hooks in amongst the solid riffing, with vocalist Mike Andersson’s rich and accessible vocal delivery.” – Powerplay UK

“An excellent release.” – Games, Brains & Headbanging Life UK

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
Today, Swedish metallers TUNGSTEN, formed by Anders Johansson (ex HAMMERFALL) released their first ever album »We Will Rise« – a debut highly praised by critics and not to be missed! To celebrate the release, the band have also revealed a brand new music video for ‘Misled’.

Buy and/or stream the debut album »We Will Rise« here: https://Tungsten.lnk.to/WeWillRise
Watch the music video for brand new single ‘Misled’ here: https://youtu.be/Q-aHogsyxyA

Mike Andersson states: “We are humbled but, very excited and thrilled to release our debut album ”We Will Rise” to the world! The feedback this far has been overwhelming! This is the beginning of a long journey where future albums will come because, Tungsten is here to stay so, buckle up, pump up the volume and join the ride!”

More on »We Will Rise«:
Watch the music video for brand new single ‘The Fairies Dance’ here: https://youtu.be/haS4Kvsx6rQ
Watch the music video for brand new single ‘We Will Rise’ here: https://youtu.be/hxvXu6X2pZc

»We Will Rise« tracklist:
CD
01. We Will Rise
02. Misled
03. The Fairie’s Dance
04. Coming Home
05. It Ain’t Over
06. As I’m falling
07. Sweet Vendetta
08. Animals
09. Remember
10. To The Bottom
11. Impolite
12. Wish Upon A Star

LP
Side A
01. We Will Rise
02. Misled
03. The Fairie’s Dance
04. Coming Home
05. It Ain’t Over
06. As I’m falling
Side B
07. Sweet Vendetta
08. Animals
09. Remember
10. To The Bottom
11. Impolite
12. Wish Upon A Star

TUNGSTEN was formed in 2016 by drummer Anders Johansson (ex HAMMERFALL, ex YNGIEW J. MALMSEEN’S RISING FORE) after his sons Karl and Nick Johansson had let him listen to some songs they had composed together. Anders: “I really liked the songs. My sons are of course younger than me, and the songs were modern metal, like something I could never come up with. At the same time, I could hear melodies that reminded me of Nordic folk music that made me think of the past. The overall impression was catchy heavy metal with both past and future present. I asked Karl and Nick if they wanted to join me in a band and play these songs with me, and I’m happy that they accepted”.
With drums (Anders), guitars (Nick) and bass (Karl), and newly composed songs, TUNGSTEN asked Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, ex PLANET ALLIANCE, FULLFORCE) to do vocals. Mike has a powerful voice and a varied style of singing and was a perfect fit to TUNGSTEN’s music.

“WE WILL RISE”
The recording of TUNGSTEN’s debut album »We Will Rise« took place in the summer of 2018. Drums were recorded at Heptagon studios and guitars and bass at Harmstudios. Vocals and choirs later added by Mike. »We Will Rise« is produced and mixed by Nick Johansson.
The music on TUNGSTEN’s debut album has influences from the different backgrounds of the members. Anders Johansson is one of the most skilled and experienced drummers in the metal world with a background in listening to DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW, but he also has strong influences from jazz and he plays upright bass. The musical talent was passed on to Karl and Nick who praises bands like RAMMSTEIN and MESHUGGAH. Being from a later generation, they bring modernity and current trends to the music. Mike enjoys a wide variety of bands, from BEE GEES to MESHUGGAH, and listens a lot to different singing styles which contributes to the melodic and varied singing on »We Will Rise«.
The lyrics on TUNGSTEN’s »We Will Rise« also deals with both past and present. Some of them are about fiction and fantasy and tells stories of ancient wars, knights and heroic heroes, whilst others are more realistic and describes everyday life with drama, passion and sorrow, in today’s world.

ARISING EMPIRE
ARISING EMPIRE and Markus Staiger, who is responsible for the success of many bands, loved the album »We Will Rise« and a contract between ARISING EMPIRE and TUNGSTEN was signed in spring 2019. The record company decided to launch »We Will Rise« later in 2019.
The artwork for »We Will Rise«, as well as the TUNGSTEN logotype, were made by the legendary Andreas Marshall who is known for being the creator behind album covers for bands such as Blind Guardian, Obituary and Hammerfall. Andreas also created “Volfram”, the man on the album cover who is holding a guiding lantern and a battle axe. The layout for the »We Will Rise« album was put together by Rainer Kalwitz.
TUNGSTEN recorded three music videos with well-known music video creator Patric Ullaeus. The first one to be released was the title track ‚We Will Rise‘.

TUNGSTEN are:
Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass & Screams
Nick Johansson | Guitar
Anders Johansson | Drums


More info:
www.tungstenofficial.com
www.facebook.com/tungstenband
www.instagram.com/tungsten_online

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KADINJA release their take on KORN’s ’Falling Away From Me’ off their upcoming cover-album »DNA«!

Today, progressive metal powerhouse KADINJA from France released their take on KORN‘s ‘Falling Away From Me’ off their upcoming cover-album »DNA«!
The upcoming KADINJA album, called »DNA« (Dedication.Nostalgia.Addiction) will be released on the 27th of September 2019 with Arising Empire, and is composed of 10 iconic cover songs from late 90’s/early 2000. Through this tribute record, the band added technical and modern metal touches, for a kind of revival of rock/metal masterpieces.

Watch the music video for ‘Falling Away From Me’ here: https://youtu.be/8zGrCnoNYIQ

Pre-order »DNA« here: https://Kadinja.lnk.to/DNA
Get your fix of new merchandise here: https://kadinja.bandcamp.com/merch

KADINJA: “We are so stoked to unveil the first piece of this album, with one of the most iconic songs of this era. We took so much pleasure working on it and are now excited just like kids who put their first cover song online. Such a strong ‘Dedication.Nostalgia.Addiction.’ feeling!”

»DNA« tracklist:
01. Hot Dog
02. Points of Authority
03. Falling Away From Me
04. My Own Summer
05. This Is The New Shit
06. Spit It Out feat. Aaron Matts
07. Between Angels And Insects
08. Alive
09. Passive
10. Aerials

Kadinja is a progressive Metal quintet founded in Paris in 2013. The same year, in December, the band released its first self-titled EP, followed by many shows and festivals such as Lower Tuned, Tech Fest or Euroblast, with bands that are pillars of the Progressive Metal scene (Heavy Metal Ninja, Skyharbor, Modern Day Babylon, Disperse, etc.).

In the process of creating and framing its style and its technical identity, the band released its first album, »Ascendandy« (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist) in February 2017. This date marks a true beginning in the band’s career, with a warm welcome from the press and the public. Soon after, Kadinja became a reference on the French Metal scene, due to that first album, but also to each member’s personnal career and performances. Few Masterclasses were organised in Europe, in music schools (Music Academy International, etc.) and in festivals (UK Teck Fest, etc.). Several European Tours were booked to promote »Ascendandy«, during which Kadinja had the privilege to share the stage with bands like Animal As Leaders, Devin Townsend Project, Monuments, Vola, Adagio, Klone, Betraying the Martyrs, The Algorithm, etc.

The album »Super 90’« came out on January the 18th, 2019 (Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast). Willing to seduce a larger audience beyond the Metal scene, this album has more of a conceptual approach, more on the Rock side and goes deeper into musical techniques. A large promotion campaign is associated to »Super 90’«, with tours in Europe and Asia, and presence in Los Angeles for the Namm Show 2019.

KADINJA released »Super 90’« earlier this year:
Buy»Super 90’« here: https://Kadinja.lnk.to/Super90
Watch ‘From The Inside’ here: https://youtu.be/TS4GAgRHXwc
Watch ‘The Modern Rage’ here: https://youtu.be/P-nKk3hT2NQ
Watch ‘Empire’ here: https://youtu.be/TJTeoqpmof4

KADINJA are:
Philippe Charny | Vocals
Pierre Danel | Guitar
Quentin Godet | Guitar
Steve Tréguier | Bass
Morgan Berthet | Drums


More info:
www.facebook.com/kadinja
www.instagram.com/kadinjaofficial
https://twitter.com/kadinja

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IMMINENCE release acoustic version of ’Saturated Soul’ off their new album »Turn The Light On«!

Today, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE released their acoustic version of ‘Saturated Soul’ off their new album »Turn The Light On«!

Watch the brand new single ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/GC6KIxG8Rg8
Buy and/or stream ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/SaturatedSoulAcoustic

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

”This is the romantic, acoustic re-imagination of Saturated Soul from our latest record Turn The Light On. An homage to our love for ambient indie songs with all acoustic instruments, influenced by folk- as well as country music.”Eddie

IMMINENCE will be embarking on a big Russian album tour in 2019 and a European tour in 2020! Learn more below!

Russian album tour 2019
»Turn The Light On: Album Tour Pt. I«
07.10 St. Petersburg, Mod Club
08.10 Moskau, Gorod
09.10 Voronezh, Diesel
10.10 Saratov, M.Place
11.10 Volgograd, Belaya Loshad
12.10 Rostov Da Donu, Podzemka
13.10 Krasnodar, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

European album tour 2020
»Turn The Light On: Album Tour Pt. II«
15.01 DEN – Copenhagen, Beta
16.01 GER – Hamburg, Logo
17.01 GER – Munster, Sputnik Café
18.01 NED – Amsterdam, Q-Factory
19.01 ENG – London, Thousand Island
21.01 FRA – Paris, La Boule Noire
22.01 BEL – Aarschot, De Klinker Club
24.01 GER – Trier, Mergener Hof
25.01 GER – Cologne, Gebäude 9
26.01 GER – Stuttgart, Wizemann Club
27.01 SUI – Pratteln, Z7
28.01 ITA – Milan, Circolo Svolta
30.01 AUT – Vienna, Chelsea
31.01 HUN – Budapest, Dürer Kert
01.02 CZE – Prague, Storm Club
02.02 POL – Wroclaw, D.K Luksus
04.02 GER – Hanover, Béi Chéz Heinz
05.02 GER – Dresden, Club Puschkin
06.02 GER – Munich, Backstage
07.02 GER – Frankfurt, Das Bett
08.02 GER – Berlin, Bi Nuu
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

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!

”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)

Press quotes:

“Turn the light 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

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

»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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www.instagram.com/imminenceswe
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THE OKLAHOMA KID release their debut album »SOLARRAY« and music video for ’Solar Ray’!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
Today, stylish German metal quintet THE OKLAHOMA KID released their debut album »SOLARRAY« together with the brand new music video for ‘Solar Ray’!

Buy and/or stream the new debut album »SOLARRAY« here: https://TheOklahomaKid.lnk.to/Solarray

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Solar Ray’ here: https://youtu.be/CU7J8EptZtw

THE OKLAHOMA KID: “We can‘t wait to finally share our work of the last years with you. We had a lot of stuff going on since we joined Arising Empire and want to thank you guys a lot. We never expected such an amazing feedback for the last three singles we released and are super excited about what‘s coming next.”

Robin Baumann, Arising Empire“I haven’t heard something like ‘Solarray’ in a long time. This is everything but a generic metalcore record and an absolute must have for everyone who hungers for something fresh and unique in this copy paste scene! If you love rough energy and well dressed gentlemen, do yourself a favour and check out this album!”

Press quotes:

“A very well-done, impressively variety-packed first album!” Rock Hard

“THE OKLAHOMA KID redefine non-conformity with “Solarray” and set a cross-genre statement with their multifaceted sound.”Fuze

“The album impresses with the catchiness of Metalcore, the brutality of Deathcore and the precision of technical Death Metal. In addition there is the lightheartedness of melodic punk rock.
It’s the charming madness that sets THE OKLAHOMA KID apart from most core bands. THE OKLAHOMA KID deliver with “Solarray” one of the most unusual albums of the last time.”
Legacy

“The Oklahoma Kid transformed from Metalcore interns to potential torchbearers of the genre. 
There seems to be a bustling new MetalCore scene brimming with talent rising up across Germany. Well, it’s been there for some time, however, now it’s starting to see the recognition it deserves and The Oklahoma Kid have put themselves at the front of the pack with their new record SOLARRAY.”
  – Raw Music TV

“This is not only a successful debut; it also shows something original.”Lords Of Metal

“The Oklahoma Kid’s brand is so damn energetic it’s nigh impossible to not enjoy. From the moment ‘Oasis’ slams down hard, its clear the band are going to be going all out and even the cleanly sung chorus can’t halt this momentum.”Games, Brains & A Headbanging Life UK

“THE OKLAHOMA KID deliver, “SOLARRAY” will fulfill the expectations and make fans happy. It’s also hard not to find the approach of the band at least sympathetic: The basis is classic Metalcore, no question about it, but the five Rostockers have just started where other genre bands reach their horizons.”metal.de

To celebrate their debut album the band announced their own headline release-tour with direct support from UNPROCESSED!

»SOLARRAY Album Release Tour«
special guests: UNPROCESSED
13.09.19  Rostock – Peter Weiss Haus    w/ NECROTTED & HANG EM HIGH
14.09.19  Dresden – Club Novitatis   w/ TIDE HAS TURNED
15.09.19  Dortmund – Junkyard   w/ TIDE HAS TURNED

THE OKLAHOMA KID will support their label mates VITJA  in their comeback shows in September, together with VENUES!

»VITJA COMEBACK SHOWS 2019«
special guests: VENUES, THE OKLAHOMA KID
26.09.19  Hamburg – Logo
27.09.19  Cologne – Helios 37
28.09.19  Berlin – Musik & Frieden

More on »SOLARRAY«:
Watch the brand new music video for ‘Feed Me Fear’ here: https://youtu.be/wqEiWDTvqW8
Watch ‘Shaking Off The Disease’ here: https://youtu.be/nl_1sXVXFTI
Watch ‘Oasis’ here: https://youtu.be/pFM3fgbIPS0

»SOLARRAY« tracklist:
01. Oasis
02. High Stakes
03. Shaking Off The Disease
04. Feed Me Fear
05. Doppelgaenger
06. Balaclava
07. Solar Ray
08. Heartdown
09. Monster
10. Dreambender II
11. Trailsign

THE OKLAHOMA KID stands for breathtaking modern metal that bridges the gap between technical intricacy and energizing rhythms. Since their formation in 2012 the band – consisting of David J. Burtscher, Fred Stölzel, Robert Elfenbein, Tomm Brümmer and Andreas Reinhard – has consistently pushed the envelope and have established their foundation in the German metal scene.

Their 2014 debut EP »Fortuneteller« impressed the scene with their very own blending of genres:
„Fortuneteller encapsulates the very essence of the post-hardcore and metalcore genres, but effectively intertwines tech metal and crushing djent riffs into a very solid effort.”Kenny McGalem, Bandcamp

Already one year later the band added a second EP »Doppelganger« to their catalogue for which they hired acknowledged producer Aljoscha Sieg (ESKIMO CALLBOY, BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, NASTY) and solidified their sonic vision. The band’s signature bouncing grooves and futuristic synthesizers were completed by catchy hooks and sing-alongs.
The band teamed up with visionary director Pavel Trebukhin (ALAZKA, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ANNISOKAY) to create a unique music video for their hit-single ‘Scharlatan’, for which they would receive the national PopFish Music Video Award.

THE OKLAHOMA KID toured the country with renowned acts such as STICK TO YOUR GUNS, CARNIFEX, EVERGREEN TERRACE and HATEBREED and electrified crowds with their passionate, relentless performance.
They are no longer an insider tip and a force to be reckoned with. No matter if live at a festival or on the record player in the living room; THE OKLAHOMA KID will change your perception of what metal is capable of.

THE OKLAHOMA KID are:
Tomm Brümmer | Vocals
Fred Stölzel | Guitar
Andreas Reinhard | Guitar
Robert Elfenbein | Bass
David J. Burtscher | Drums


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https://www.facebook.com/theoklahomakidofficial
https://www.instagram.com/theoklahomakidband
https://twitter.com/tok_official

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IMMINENCE »Turn The Light On« Russian & European album tour!

Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE will be embarking on a big Russian album tour in 2019 and a European tour in 2020! Learn more below!

»Turn The Light On« Russian album tour 2019
07.10 St. Petersburg, Mod Club
08.10 Moskau, Gorod
09.10 Voronezh, Diesel
10.10 Saratov, M.Place
11.10 Volgograd, Belaya Loshad
12.10 Rostov Da Donu, Podzemka
13.10 Krasnodar, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

»Turn The Light On« European album tour 2020
15.01 DEN – Copenhagen, Beta
16.01 GER – Hamburg, Logo
17.01 GER – Munster, Sputnik Café
18.01 NED – Amsterdam, Q-Factory
19.01 ENG – London, Thousand Island
21.01 FRA – Paris, La Boule Noire
22.01 BEL – Aarschot, De Klinker Club
24.01 GER – Trier, Mergener Hof
25.01 GER – Cologne, Gebäude 9
26.01 GER – Stuttgart, Wizemann Club
27.01 SUI – Pratteln, Z7
28.01 ITA – Milan, Circolo Svolta
30.01 AUT – Vienna, Chelsea
31.01 HUN – Budapest, Dürer Kert
01.02 CZE – Prague, Storm Club
02.02 POL – Wroclaw, D.K Luksus
04.02 GER – Hanover, Béi Chéz Heinz
05.02 GER – Dresden, Club Puschkin
06.02 GER – Munich, Backstage
07.02 GER – Frankfurt, Das Bett
08.02 GER – Berlin, Bi Nuu
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

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

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*
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

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ANTIHELD »Goldener Schuss« enters German album charts on #63!

CONGRATULATIONS!
With their second full length record »Goldener Schuss«, Stuttgart’s rocker heroes ANTIHELD entered the official German album charts on #63!

With the album »Goldener Schuss«, the five guys from Stuttgart, ANTIHELD, cut out both a sound statement and a textual statement. Including the three nicely worked-in interludes, a total of 21 (!) tracks merge into a coherent overall picture that deserves the title concept album. The development of the band to the top literally jumps at you in all facets, although a reduction and return to the bare core is part of this development.

Buy or/and stream the new album »Goldener Schuss« here: https://ANTIHELD.lnk.to/GoldenerSchuss

ANTIHELD: “Our roots meant that “Goldener Schuss” was an album we found ourselves compelled to write and record. A rock album with punk appeal – no more good-mood-pop music. Ruthless self-therapy.
We would have laughed if someone said that we would end up covering a song by Nena in the future. But this fucked up and harsh reality we live in cries out for clear statements, open arms and loud critics about the inhumanity dealing with people seeking for help. Boundaries are man-made and nothing but words on paper.”

Robin Baumann, Arising Empire: “I instantly fell in love with the new album when I first heard it! I am super happy and proud that my Stuttgart neighbours ANTIHELD are now part of the Arising Empire family! The journey has just begun!”

Press quotes:

“I am sure that these guys will make it and become heroes for a lot of new people”
– Toughmagazine.de

“The new album is beautifully rough and bolshi with critical and bold lyrics. Wonderfully unadjusted and up do date”
– hellfire-magazin.de

To celebrate their new album »Goldener Schuss«, ANTIHELD will be embarking on their big album release tour throughout Germany in October!

»ANTIHELD Goldener Schuss Release-Tour 2019«
03.10.19 – Freiburg – Waldsee
04.10.19 – Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn
05.10.19 – Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk
11.10.19 – Frankfurt – Das Bett
12.10.19 – München – Strom
17.10.19 – Dresden – Groovestation
18.10.19 – Bochum – Rotunde
19.10.19 – Köln – Helio37
25.10.19 – Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
26.10.19 – Berlin – Privatclub
01.11.19 – Hamburg – Hebebühne
02.11.19 – Hannover – Lux
20.12.19 – Stuttgart – LKA

Tickets: https://www.antiheldmusik.com/konzerte/

Missed the first singles?
Watch ’99 Luftballons 2019′ here: https://youtu.be/2a3KhWswshI
Watch ‘Goldener Schuss’ + Acoustic here: https://youtu.be/CCHkpth4Ppc
Watch ‘Ma Petite Belle’ here: https://youtu.be/wy1LA1ejNwc

»Goldener Schuss«  tracklist:
01. Introduktion
02. Ma Petite Belle
03. Präsidenten
04. Goldener Schuss
05. Interlude I
06. Herz
07. Find What U Love
08. VII
09. Interlude II
10. Mach Mirn Kind
11. Interlude III
12. 99 Luftballons 2019
13. Nie Wieder Lieben
14. Gott
15. Babylon
16. Sonnenkind
17. Vollrausch
18. Ma Petite Belle – Akustik Version
19. Mach Mirn Kind – Akustik Version
20. Mama – Akustik Version
21. Goldener Schuss – Akustik Version

What does a young band do after their debut album, two tours with sold-out shows  all over Germany a home game in front of 1,500 people? Netflix and ‘Ficken für den Weltfrieden’ or maybe move to ‘Berlin am Meer’? Of course nothing like that, because the five guys from Stuttgart, ANTIHELD, stay true to themselves and their Swabian village-metropolis, go back to the rehearsal room and work on new material.
Quickly, it becomes very clear, where the journey is going, the sound is getting rougher and the ever more personal lyrics pinpoint the mood of a generation, incapable of relationships and politically fragile. Each song is like a slap in the face with a kiss and every line a hug with a knife in the back. Logically and consistently, nothing describes this broken, intoxicating transience better than the new album called »Goldener Schuss«.

With Arising Empire a strong and competent partner was found who understood and shared the ideas and visions of the band from the beginning

ANTIHELD are:
Luca Opifanti | Vocals & Guitar
André Zweifel | Guitar
Matze Brendle | Bass
Arne Brien | Drums
Henry Kasper | Accordion & Piano


More info:
www.antiheldmusik.de
www.youtube.com/user/antiheldmusik
www.instagram.com/antiheldmusik
www.facebook.com/antiheldmusik

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