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  • Get Lost In The Melody With DREAM HEAVY's “Song In The Dark” Off Upcoming EP + BC Festival Dates


    Coming from the frozen North is Canada’s Dream Heavy, a melodic and enchanting world folk metal group that weaves together ethereal vocals, rich harmonies, intricate guitar and violin melodies, and a diverse rhythm section that keeps audiences enraptured from start to finish. As the band is hitting the road for music festivals across British Columbia this summer (listed below), they are announcing their latest single “Song In The Dark”, which comes off their yet-to-be-titled upcoming EP. “Song in the Dark” is a melodic/progressive metal journey with a primitive tribal feel. The song is the story of our species’ evolution from our earliest awareness of the self and our awe at the universe around us to the brilliant, violent, destructive, and arrogant beings we have become. The band comments on the track:

    “Song in the Dark is the newest tune on the EP. This song was truly a band effort with both David and Liam contributing ideas to the arrangement of riffs and melodies. Our Producer/Engineer Jane Aurora at Arrival Sounds was also hugely instrumental in influencing the overall “tone” and feel of the song. With the addition of Mary Ancheta’s phenomenal synthesized strings soundscapes and wicked licks, the song truly came to life!”

    Dream Heavy comes from the ashes of beloved bands like Mamaguroove and Samson's Delilah and credits their unique sound to a plethora of influences from metal, Latin, Celtic, and other world music traditions. Their music, characterized by its intensity and thought-provoking lyrics, has captivated audiences across Canada and beyond, earning them a place on campus radio Top 10 lists.

    Reflecting on the band's long journey, they share that Dream Heavy's sound has evolved from each member’s collective passion for sound, movement, and justice. With this new EP, they aim to create a sonic and lyrical soundscape that demands to be heard in its entirety—a journey of self-discovery and contemplation. “Song In The Dark” is recommended for fans of boundary-pushing music in the veins of Porcupine Tree, Kalandra, and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

    Listen to “Song In The Dark” at the following links:

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    Show Dates:
    July 5-6 - Midsummers Music Festival - Smithers, BC
    July 12-13 - Arts on the Fly Festival - Horsefly, BC
    July 18 - Billy Barker Days - Quesnel, BC
    July 19-20 - Discovery Coast Music Festival - Bella Coola, BC
    July 26 -28 - Kispiox Valley Music Festival - Kispiox Valley, BC
    August 16-18 - Robson Valley Music Festival - Dunster, BC
    November 1-2 - Woodstove Music Festival - Cumberland, BC

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  • Out Now! VORAATH Journey Into Extreme Storytelling And Craft A Metal Multiverse In “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” + Tour Dates w/ Gorgatron, Casket Robbery


    Voraath - L-R - Tylor Kohl - Guitar, Paul McBride - Bass, Joshua Ward - Drums, Keys, Vocals, Studio Guitars, Chelsea Marrow - Vocals, Daniel Presnell - Guitar

    Prepare for a sonic descent into the unknown as USA’s Voraath unleashes their debut album “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” - a heavy and immersive experience through extreme music and sci-fi themes. In this release, they infused their enthusiasm for 80’s action sci-fi with their passion for brutal yet epic metal with hints of their own culture which includes haunting folk elements. They explain further:

    “We think this album will be something unique, a whirlwind of emotions and an auditory odyssey. We capsulated real events in our lives and laced them through our complex musical universe. We want the fans to feel the music, and ride along with us on this musical journey through our dystopian planet. Their story will take an unforeseen turn as they encounter interdimensional horrors and bestow the moniker of god hunters.”

    Voraath is proud of the level of detail that this album represents; from the duality of brutal yet melancholic soundscapes to the intricate lore which expands from the Appalachian mountains to the furthest regions of the cosmos. Being sci-fi enthusiasts they wanted to tell a grand story with cosmic entities warring and interdimensional worlds while paying homage to their culture in the Appalachian Mountains.

    Voraath's lore, created from scratch, presents a seemingly simple dystopian survival story that unveils cosmic implications as one delves deeper. The band's commitment to their narrative is evident in their songwriting process, with each member contributing their unique specialties to shape the final product. Get ready to embark on a metal journey like no other.

    This is an odyssey of hardship, betrayal, and survival that leads us to discoveries with cosmic implications. It is recommended for fans of Septic Flesh, Gojira, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

    In additional news, VORAATH will be supporting Gorgatron and Casket Robbery on the "Mechanical Necrosis Tour" this coming June and July (dates listed below) along with a performance at this year's Michigan Metal Fest on August 24th in Battle Creek alongside Mushroomhead, (hed) PE, Gideon and lots more.

    “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” is available at the following links:

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    Tour Dates w/ Gorgatron, Casket Robbery, Voraath
    June 19 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
    June 21 - Missoula, MT - The Dark Horse
    June 22 - Richland, WA - Ray’s Golden Lion
    June 23 - Seatle, WA - The Funhouse
    June 24 - Portland, OR - Twilight Cafe and Bar
    June 26 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
    June 27 - Hollywood, CA - Knucklehead
    June 28 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
    June 29 - San Louis Obispo, CA - Humdinger Brewing
    June 30 - Tempe, AZ - Metal Head’s Clubhouse
    July 1 - El Paso, TX - Rock House
    July 2 - Thornton, CO - Trailside Saloon
    July 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Rensden
    July 5 - Austin, TX - Come and Take it Live
    July 6 - Corpus Christi, TX - Boozerz Rock Bar
    July 7 - Houston, TX - The Compound
    July 8 - New Orleans, LA - The Goat
    July 9 - Nashville, TN - The End
    July 10 - Springfield, MO - The Odyssey
    July 11 - Lincoln, NB - Cosmic Eye
    July 12 - Kansas City, MO - Farewell
    July 13 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs


    August 24 - Battle Creek, MI - Michigan Metal Fest - Leila Arboretum - info

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  • Ripped from the Bowels of Hell Comes MRSA's Horrifically Theatrical New Music Video “Crystal Lake”

    Prepare to be dragged kicking and screaming into the sickeningly dark world of horror films with MRSA's latest video single “Crystal Lake”. Fronted by the grotesquely charismatic Dean Corpse, they unleash a nightmarish blend of unrelenting music and horror theatrics that will leave you begging for more. They comment on the single:

    “This a reworked version of said song from our last EP. We felt that this song is the perfect embodiment of what we as a band love to do! This track represents the hooks and brutal in-your-face music that we want to be known for. Along with the video we want to represent some of what we do live as well. As much fun as you are having watching this, we want to give the same energy live!”

    MRSA doesn't just perform; they immerse you in a full-blown horror show. Each performance is an unforgettable spectacle featuring scare actors, full effects, and meticulously crafted props. Expect sprayed blood, eerie fog, and spine-chilling lighting that drags you into the void of extremeness. No two MRSA shows are the same, ensuring an unpredictable and exhilarating experience every time. This dedication to entertainment bleeds through in the newest video.

    “Crystal Lake” marks the first of many hellish offerings from their forthcoming album “Horrifier” set to be released later in the year on CDN Records. The album promises 11 tracks of pure, unrelenting death metal horror goodness, each song an homage to a classic horror film, blending old-school sound with modern extremity. Fans of horror and metal alike will devour these hook-filled anthems with glee, each track is a tribute to the films that shaped MRSA's twisted vision. The band is recommended for fans of horror and gore as well as those who enjoy Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, and Gwar.

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  • ART OF ATTRITION Provides A Devastating Soundtrack To Anger With “Vitriol” Off “...And It Will All End Forever” Out July 2024


    L-R - Johnny VanderRoest (Guitars), Joshua Hahn (Vocals), Jack Sutherland (Guitars), Greg Smith (Drums)

    Photo Credit - Abscene Productions

    Art of Attrition is a blackened technical deathcore band who separated themselves from the underground local scene with their 8-string barrage of dueling melodic guitars, gravity blast beats, intense guttural vocals, and epic orchestration. This year they are releasing their new EP “...And It Will All End Forever” on July 26, 2024. To whet the palates of those who enjoy infectious, brutal music, they are now releasing their music video for the single “Vitriol”, which they comment on:

    “Vitriol was the first single we wrote and it set the tone for what we wanted to hear in the E.P. musically and lyrically. We created an eerie, despair-like atmosphere within the song while still recalling a fierceness. Creatively, we tried some new song structure ideas and it turned out exactly how we wanted. We are feeling very positive for the next chapter of AOA music.”

    Musically, “Vitriol” is technical and epic. It starts with a melodic intro that is reflective of the first verse riff and gives an eerie rising effect. It is fast and technically proficient. It has a very epic chorus, haunting and catchy! Lyrically, it explores themes of anger - if left unchecked, it tends to fester over time. The single is an introspective foray into the worthiness of allowing space for such feelings and actions, into one's own life.

    The EP, “...And It Will All End Forever” is pure chaotic inoculation. A culmination of everything AoA has worked so hard to achieve in one record. Now, they are set to write a bit out of their comfort zone and delve into other genres that they love. The EP is recommended for fans of Lorna Shore, Aversions Crown, and Gaerea.

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    Due out on July 26th, 2024, “...And It Will All End Forever” is available for pre-order as of July 5th

    Track Listing
    1. Drowned in Fog (4:38)
    2. Vitriol (5:11)
    3. Emaciate (4:51)
    4. …And It Will All End Forever (5:43)

    EP and Live Band Line-Up:
    Jack Sutherland: Guitars, Synths, Bass, Orchestrations
    Johnny VanderRoest: Guitars
    Joshua Hahn: Vocals
    Greg Smith: Drums

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  • Out Now! UK's DENDERA's New Album "Mask Of Lies"


    The UK's Dendera is proud to unleash their new album "Mask of Lies" from Rockshots Records. The band has been on a steady rise while playing sell-out shows and festivals across Europe and in their home country along with supporting bands such as Sepultura, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Death Angel, Gloryhammer, Skindred, Rhapsody of Fire, and many more.

    Expertly delivering modern melodic metal, Dendera's combination of towering clean vocals and powerful screams along with unfaltering musicianship, energetic performances, and stunning choruses has rightfully earned them a reputation as a formidable band. Their steadfast handcrafted approach means they operate almost entirely self-sufficiently. This gives the band the ultimate edge when trying to hone their sound meaning they can push the best from themselves and always deliver professional results.

    Following tough times after the COVID-19 pandemic and personal tragedy from within the band, Dendera has fought against the odds to record a stunning third full-length album. Co-produced by themselves and mixed by Alessio Garavello plus featuring a guest solo from Russ Parrish (aka. Satchel - Steel Panther), this album showcases Dendera's relentless vision to move forward, using the traumas of the past to write a powerful record that explores personal themes, grittier undertones that showcases their signature strong vocals and multi-layered songwriting approach.

    “This album has been far too long coming from us, and we cannot wait to get it out. We really want our fans to hear how much we have grown and give them a treat. The time we have taken to do this has all been to make sure we get it right, and we think the end product reflects that.” adds the band.

    Recommended for fans of Trivium, Parkway Drive, and Dream Theater, "Mask of Lies" is due out on June 14, 2024, and is available for album order at

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    Track Listing:
    1 - Face to Face
    2 - Mask of Lies
    3 - Scream in Silence
    4 - Fading
    5 - Guiding Light
    6 - The Fall
    7 - Drift Away
    8 - Inside My Head
    9 - Stare Into The End
    10 - Drag Me Below

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