DISCIPLES OF VERITY–Corey Glover, George Pond, & Corey Pierce–Release Official Lyric Video for “Worthy”

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Metal Band DISCIPLES OF VERITYCOREY GLOVER(vocalist of LIVING COLOUR and BOWIE EXPERIENCE), GEORGE POND(bass, former bassist of NEGATIVE SKY), COREY PIERCE (drums, former drummer GOD FORBID), MARK MONJOY (rhythm guitar, SEKOND SKYN), and DANNY PUMA (lead guitar, NEGATIVE SKY)–has released the lyric video for their new single, “Worthy.” Originally premiered on REVOLVER, “Worthy” features JEFF LOOMIS (NEVERMOREARCH ENEMY) on guitar and is the first track off of the band’s upcoming full length album, Pragmatic Sanction. “Worthy” is available to pre-order via THE LABEL GROUP / INgrooves now!

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“No matter what you go through as long as you’re breathing and still here to see another day, it is another chance. Being worthy though, that is the rub you are always trying to figure out. The heart and mind play against each other. Your mind may says you aren’t good enough, but your heart knows you are worthy. That said, I am here for a reason. I am ‘WORTHY’” – Corey Glover (Vocals)

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THE SPIDER HOLE Releases Official Music Video for “The Leviathan Stomp”

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Phoenix, AZ based Cinematic Alternative Rock band THE SPIDER HOLE has released the official music video for “The Leviathan Stomp,” the first video off of their hotly anticipated new LP with graphic novel, To the Monsters. Directed by Johnny Wilkerson and front-man Ethan Scott, “The Leviathan Stomp” was exclusively premiered on Dread Central.

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“The song ‘The Leviathan Stomp’ is about a wealthy, uptight family who keeps its monstrously deformed son chained up in the basement of their opulent mansion. Naturally, one day the son breaks loose. The “stomp” is him coming up the stairs. We didn’t have access to a mansion or a monster or a rich person, so for the video we just kind of cherry picked the themes of chaos, disease, and duality, and threw it all in a blender. Also, stairs. We found some stairs.” – The Spider Hole

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Track List:
1. Werewolf Biker Bastard
2. Still Draw Breath
3. The Skeleton Wedding
4. Hungover at the Eel God Festival
5. Rock, Your Body
6. Chomp-Chomp
7. The Goat Witch of Cornman Road
8. The Leviathan Stomp
9. Devil By a Nail
10. The People Who Come Out of the Ceiling
11. Night of the Nighty-Night Slasher
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A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2019.

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SEASON OF GHOSTS Release New LP & Official Music Video for “A Leap Of Faith”

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UK and Japan based Cinematic Electro-Metal band SEASON OF GHOSTS has released the official music video for the title track off of second full length album, A Leap Of Faith, which releases physical and digital copy 10/23/2018.

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A Leap of Faith came to life, as the result of our collective experiences since the creation of ‘The Human Paradox’ and although one could say that four years is not such a long period of time, a lot has changed within and without, on every possible level. Every challenge, of course, is an opportunity in disguise, as well as a valuable lesson, so me and Sam attempted to put this into music and words. In a Leap of Faith, as well as everything I’ve ever worked on, every word has a purpose, every note, every meaning has been carefully selected with intent. We do not believe in fast fashion, fast art, therefore we create slowly, hoping that our songs will mean something to someone in the years to come. This album bears significant emotional weight for us who created it, existential intensity, but also it’s very pleasant to the ear, easy to listen, hopeful. We feel it conveys a straightforward, honest, loving message to those who’ll let it be their life soundtrack for an hour or so.

For the needs of A Leap of Faith, we combined our musical influences, spanning from Japanese visual kei, to American rock, to European metal, inviting our friends from all over the world to contribute with their unique musical style, Fatal FE (ex-Fail Emotions) from Russia, who was in charge for most keyboards, Masaki (This is a PEN) from Japan, who played piano on ‘You Are Not Your Pain’ and of course Mr Fusix who worked his magic on the mix and master. My good friend Intetsu from Japanese Visual Kei band, AYABIE, handled all photography and videos, the ethical, ethnopunk UK brand, Psylo, took care of our costumes and Sam along with Paul were in charge of art direction. Looking back, it’s so surprising that sometimes darkness can create something so harmonious, beautiful and full of light.

A Leap of Faith is not a concept album like the previous one, but undoubtedly it has a concept if one connects the dots. It emerged during a prolonged period of mental, emotional and physical drought, so it bears a certain level of rawness in its sound, its artistic concept, the photography, the aesthetics, which comes in contradiction to the more lavish atmosphere of ‘The Human Paradox’. I am in no way denouncing my beliefs or my style, I just happen to like lots of different things and everyone deserves variety, so this album has been tasked with the mission of conveying our message in a more laconic, no-frills -literally-, straightforward way, It’s a bittersweet memoir and a peculiar, daily life user manual for those who dare to listen closely. For me, A Leap of Faith is the music of the spirit, soul- nurturing, it means to offer insight and love, but you, the listener, can take whatever you need from it.” – Sophia (Vocalist and main song writer)

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Track List:
1. The Road so Far
2. A Place to Call Home
3. Astero (Id)
4. Listen
5. A Leap of Faith
6. How the Story Ends
7. Almost Human
8. What a Time to Be Alive
9. You Are Not Your Pain
10. Listen (To This) [Fatal Fe Remix]

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Sophia Aslanides – Vocals, song writing
Zombie Sam – Guitar
Paul Dark Brown – Bass
Max Buell – Drums

Season of Ghosts “is a spiritually ground breaking, intergalactic music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen and film soundtracks.” Released in 2014, the project’s official debut, “The Human Paradox”, came off as exactly that, serving up a brash mix of guitar riffs, harsh electronics, and compelling vocals through the eerie spectrum of a sci-fi, horror movie.

Season Of Ghosts was definitely something different from the norm that spoke of huge potential, and the fanbase that followed Sophia in the aftermath of her split from Japanese trance metal act Blood Stain Child grew, finding deeper roots as time moved forward, thanks to a handful of live shows and subsequent video clips that were circulated and shared via social media.

In 2017 Season Of Ghosts created a new, unapologetic, in-your-face album, A Leap Of Faith. Between the creation of The Human Paradox and the birth of the new album, Sophia spoke out about the health issues that prevented her from advancing and creating. Everything that transpired those past years, weaved the lyrical theme of the new songs.
“I spent years in depression, feeling helpless, lost, feeling captive,” Sophia explains of her full stop on making new music. “I stopped doing anything that once made me happy, including music.

Sam, Paul and Max had been trying to talk me into working for the new album for at least two years, but I couldn’t respond. Eventually, I understood I couldn’t procrastinate any longer and I asked Sam to start making some rough chord progressions that I’d work on later. Sam tends to be very concise about his compositions, so the core of the album sounds more solid. The main melodies, base keyboards, hooks and vocal lines were made by me, so you can tell there’s diversity because I’m a colourful character with many influences and I just can’t pick two to focus on.”

The Human Paradox was an experiment, born of Sophia’s desire to express her creativity and reveal herself to the fans who had affectionately been following her for years. It was also an opportunity to explore paths she’d always wanted to take but couldn’t due to having a lack of creative input in her former band. A Leap Of Faith is not only a continuation of Sophia’s tale, but a new chapter in the life of the band Season Of Ghosts.”An honest, in-your-face, loud statement, a reminder to ourselves that we’re still alive,” says Sophia. “It’s a piece of our soul, raw, the way the universe whispered it to us.”
The Human Paradox was as unconventional as the person who brought it from dream to reality, a reflection of the inner workings of Sophia’s mind. Thus, the album’s diversity and sometimes unexpected twists are a direct result of her having so many musical influences and her wanting to unleash them all simultaneously. A Leap Of Faith is more compact and defined in sound, certainly heavier and faster than its predecessor, and the strongest, most dynamic vocal showcase of Sophia’s career.

The trance / electronic elements of the Season Of Ghosts sound have, up to this point, been the elephant in the room. Many believe that once a metal band embraces electronics they cease to be metal, or have at the very least diluted their sound. A Leap Of Faith doesn’t shy away from the trance sound, which has become a Sophia trademark, but all the performances on the album are completely organic, including the keyboards. And the auto-tuning of Sophia’s voice that plagued her following her one and only album with Blood Stain Child is nowhere to be found. All the voices on A Leap Of Faith are 100% real and mixed up front on purpose. All performances are real, including keyboards that were done by Fatal Fe. He programmed some things, but several arpeggiators and keyboards were made piece by piece, constructed from zero.”

Sophia feels A Leap Of Faith has the feel of a traditional 4-piece band, a 5-piece if you add Fatal Fe’s invaluable input. There’s no question the Season Of Ghosts dynamic as presented on the The Human Paradox has changed 100%, and ultimately for the better.

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EMMURE Announce New Album; ‘Eternal Enemies’/ Altar Bar PGH 3/7

2013 was a landmark year for EMMURE. The band played Rockstar Mayhem Festival, toured relentlessly with Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, and We Came As Romans. EMMURE also expanded their global presence, headlining theImpericon Never Say Die! Tour across Europe, as well as playing in South America, Russia, Israel, Japan, Australia, and more. The band also sculpted their seventh (and sixth for Victory) full length album which will drop on April 15th. The new album is titled Eternal Enemies and is without a doubt the band’s most aggressive, brutal and devastating of their career.

Pre-orders for Eternal Enemies will be available next week, Tuesday, February 25th, via VictoryMerch.com. Additionally, EMMURE will headline the Mosh Lives! Tour with support from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon and Sworn In. The tour kicks off on March 7th.

Eternal Enemies Tracklisting:
1. Bring a Gun To School

2. Nemesis

3. N.I.A. (News in Arizona)

4. The Hang Up

5. A Gift A Curse

6. E

7. Like LaMotta

8. Free Publicity

9. Most Hated

10. Grave Markings

11. Hitomi’s Shinobi

12. Rat King

13. Girls Don’t Like Boys, Girls like 40’s and Blunts

14. New Age Rambler

15. We Were Just Kids

EMMURE Tour Dates:  
The MOSH LIVES Tour w/ Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In

3/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

3/08 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club

3/09 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

3/11 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit

3/12 – Mission TX @ Never Say Never Festival

3/16 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

3/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

3/19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

3/20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

3/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

3/22 – Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock

3/23 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

3/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

3/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro

3/27 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

3/28 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing Festival

3/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

3/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

4/01 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

4/03 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

4/04 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

4/05 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

4/06 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

4/17 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Fest

4/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville

Review: Polar “Shadowed By Vultures”

Polar is one of those up and coming bands that just keeps grabbing everyone’s attention with some very catchy songs, and constantly getting recognition from some bigger bands in the UK area such as Bring Me the Horizon and Architects. “Shadowed by Vultures” will be their second full length album and man, what a killer one at that.

Polar opens up their newest album with the intro song “First Breath” and the title couldn’t be closer to the truth, because as soon as it ends, they jump right into the first song called “Blood Lines” followed by their first single off of this album, “Glass Cutter”. “Blood Lines” has that heavy grungy sound to it like off of their first album. “Glass Cutter” has not so much a laid back rhythm, but more of a build up kind of riff so everyone can just blast their speakers and sing along with the very catchy chorus lines.

The album rolls onto “Black Days” which has a similar sound to “Glass Cutter”. This song has a lot more clean guitar then what they usually do but its a nice change of pace for them. The bass lines in this song were just killer from start to finish. When “Before the Storm” comes on, the title speaks for itself basically. The song is very calm in the beginning, and stays fairly slow the whole time. It gets a bit louder but nothing crazy so its not overbearing at all. Its more of a nice little intermission song.

“Mountain Throne” is up next and this is the second single off of the album released only a few weeks ago. This song doesn’t really get crazy but another catchy chorus line by Polar. They simply have a knack for making their songs very catchy which is really good for their future. “Vipers” grabbed by attention a bit with its very interesting drum beats that had me listening very closely. This song went back and forth between a huge heavy sound to a slower headbanging sound and was quite enjoyable.

The title track, “Shadowed by Vultures”, just comes barreling in with some faster riffs and drums and instantly makes you want to start running in a circle pit. Then “Paradise” comes on, and its a breath of fresh air really. Some very soft guitar led by the beautiful sound of a piano. Even though its not a song you will see them play live, its really nice relaxing song right before they finish up the album.

The last two songs were “Create” (which was on their last EP), and “Our Legacy”. “Create” is always a fun jam since they released it last year on an earlier EP, and it has not grown old at all. “Our Legacy” was probably the most technical song on the album. Various different speeds with some of Polar’s grungy metal riffs followed by their upbeat ones. The vocals really impressed me on this one; they were a lot more varied with highs and lows to change it up.

Overall, it was a solid album. I don’t really have any complaints about it and it can’t come out soon enough! Polar’s new album, “Shadowed by Vultures”, is set to be released February 10th. Go Grab a copy as soon as you can.