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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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  • Halifax's TURBO Are Back With New Video “Down In Mexico” From Upcoming NWOTHM Album “Broke And Ugly” Out July 2024

    Turbo, Halifax, Canada’s unrelenting force of Nitro-Rock, is back and more ferocious than ever with the announcement of their highly anticipated second album “Broke and Ugly” set to be released on July 12, 2024. The album's first single and music video “Down In Mexico” delivers a taste of the raw energy and visceral sound that Turbo fans have come to crave. The band comments on the single:

    “Our bassist Henry wrote the main riff of this song, and it punched us in the gut so hard that we don’t deviate too far from it at any point through this song. It’s a real thresh, start to finish. We wrote it right before leaving for our tour through Mexico in the hopes that we could play the Mexican fans a ditty written JUST for them. Their response was unreal, show after show. We’re proud to have this one closing out the album with an absolute bang!”

    Turbo's journey is as gritty as their sound. The band members, Evan Frizzle (vocals/guitar), Sylvain Coderre (drums), Lindsey Dicks (guitar), and Henry MacDonald (bass)—formed with the mission to create something that grabs life by the cojones and gives it a good shake.

    “Broke and Ugly” takes Turbo's signature sound to the next level, refining the aggressive, eclectic style that fans first heard on their 2020 debut “Fast as Fvck”. This new album is faster, louder, and rawer, embodying the full-speed-ahead attitude that defines Turbo. It is recommended for fans of Wasp, Motorhead, and Kill Cheerleader.

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    Due out on July 12th, 2024, album pre-order for “Broke and Ugly” is available at

    Track Listing:
    1. Ruthless Forever
    2. Ignite the Night
    3. No Savior
    4. Scorpio Garbage Fire
    5. PissJugs and Rattlesnakes
    6. Nothing to Nowhere
    7. Broke & Ugly
    8. Down in Mexico
    Total Length: 29:12

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  • Experience The World of ISLE OF THE CROSS With "Immortal Kiss" Off Forthcoming Album "Faustus The Musical" Out July 2024


    Isle of the Cross, the US-based progressive metal powerhouse led by the multifaceted Je Schneider, will be releasing their eagerly awaited sophomore album, "Faustus The Musical". The album is slated to hit the airwaves and digital platforms worldwide in July 2024 via Rockshots Records.

    This groundbreaking album is a metal opera that draws inspiration from the epic 16th-century saga, 'Doctor Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe. Led by the visionary Je Schneider, the compositions weave an engaging narrative, accompanied by a powerful vocal delivery from a stellar cast. Daniël de Jongh takes on the role of the lead vocalist, guiding listeners through an exhilarating journey. From symphonic heights to brutal depths, the entire album is masterfully mixed and mastered by the renowned Joost van den Broek (Epica, Ayreon, Powerwolf). "Faustus The Musical" boasts an impressive lineup of talented contributors:

    Eric Gillette: Guitar
    Daniël de Jongh: Lead Vocalist (Faustus)
    Diane Lee: Vocals (Good Angel)
    Charles Elliott: Vocals (Lucifer)
    Matthieu Romarin: Vocals (Mephistopheles)
    Angela Di Vincenzo: Vocals (Helen)
    Amrit Sandhu: Vocals (Narrator)

    The captivating artwork, crafted by Theopisti Tiftikoglou, adds a visual dimension to the musical opus.

    Je Schneider expresses his excitement, stating, "Faustus The Musical is one I'm very excited about. The finished product came out well-polished and solid. It was an honor to feature the wonderful vocals of the cast and have Joost at the helm of the mix. This album is the best representation of Isle of the Cross."

    Today, the band is sharing with fans "Immortal Kiss", the second single off their forthcoming concept album 'Faustus The Musical'.

    The band adds:

    "Helen was known as the most beautiful woman to have lived and Faustus desires her as his paramour. Upon her arrival, Faustus asks her for an immortal kiss:

    ‘Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

    Her lips suck forth my soul; see where it flies!

    Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again.

    Here will I dwell, for heaven be in these lips,

    And all is dross that is not Helen.’"

    Listen to "Immortal Kiss" at the following links:

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    First single, 'Ghost At The Feast'

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    Track Listing:
    1. Prologue
    2. Wittenberg, 1587 (Instrumental)
    3. Metaphysics of Magicians
    4. The Divine Apostate
    5. Blood Oath
    6. Immortal Kiss
    7. Coven of Wittenberg
    8. Hourglass
    9. Ghost at the Feast
    10. Dragons Astralis (Instrumental)
    11. Candlelight Contemplation
    12. Eleven’s Hour
    13. 12:00
    14. Epilogue

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  • Canada's THE APHELION Announce Prog Metal Opus Album “Nascence” And First Two Singles “Deserter” and “Flight”

    Hard-hitting progressive metal band, The Aphelion, from Ottawa, Canada proudly announces the release of their upcoming album “Nascence” coming out on August 9th, 2024, and have two music videos already out for the debut singles “Deserter” and “Flight”. The album is one half a pair, an enrapturing concept album that tells the story of a man’s descent into madness and his own mind in response to the mundanity and repetitiveness of the world around him. They dive into the singles:

    “‘Deserter’ was the obvious choice for a lead single; it’s a great cross-section of what the rest of the album has in store and a barnstormer of a tune from the first second to the last. The live reception to this song has always been big so we tried to capture that energy on the record. ‘Flight’ is by far the heaviest piece of music we’ve ever released, and one of our favourite live songs as well.”

    The album finale “Deserter” is a culmination of all of the sounds across this album, and features indulgent non-linear songwriting tied together with catchy choruses. The song pushes each member to their limit at one point or another across its runtime and features complex polymeters and incredibly fast passages. “Flight” is by far the heaviest song on the album, an homage to thrash metal and prog death giants such as Gojira. It moves at a near break-neck pace across its nearly seven-minute track time across blistering solos, thrashy riffs, and pummeling breakdowns.

    Since their formation in 2015, The Aphelion has built a reputation for their innovative sound, dramatic flair, and emotional depth. Their music is complex, with unexpected shifts in genre to create contrast and bring levity. The singles are available on YouTube and recommended for fans of Haken, Leprous, and Opeth.

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    ​Due out on August 9th, 2024, album pre-order for “Nascence” is available at

    Track Listing:
    1. Prenascent (2:38)
    2. Nascence (6:55)
    3. The Seed of Doubt (5:26)
    4. Fragility (5:49)
    5. The Heavy Mist (5:31)
    6. Flight (6:48)
    7. The Interloper (6:36)
    8. Deserter (7:45)
    Album Length (47:28)

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  • SPREAD THIN Wipe The Floor With Aggression And Hostility In “Factory Job” Off Upcoming Album “World of Snakes” Out July 2024

    Spread Thin is Wisconsin, USA’s explosive hardcore quartet and they are set to release their hostile debut full-length album “World of Snakes” on July 26th. In anticipation, they are premiering today, the video single “Factory Job”, a gritty and succinct look at the band’s unique blend of powerviolence, grind, and sludge that will draw in new fans and please existing ones. The band had this to say about the single:

    “Working in a factory sucks. It’s very straining on your body, tedious, and downright cruel sometimes. You may end up working one for years and years until boom one day you get to retire. By that point, your body will more than likely be so worn out you don’t get to enjoy life at that point. This song is just a venting session for anyone out there who has had it, and damn near at the point where sanity is getting hard to maintain.”

    “Factory Job” encapsulates the dynamic and speed fluctuations that define “World of Snakes”, and offers a powerful introduction to the band’s sound and sets the stage for the subsequent singles. Most songs on this record were written in a live atmosphere, with riffs and ideas developed together as a band, and Spread Thin aims to create an aggressive record with no filler, and they believe “World of Snakes” achieves that goal.

    The band's relentless practice and dedication to a tight rhythm section, cutting through chainsaw guitar tones and barking vocals, ensure their live shows are a must-see for any hardcore fan. They are recommended for fans of Weekend Nachos, Gel, and Spy.

    Watch and listen to “Factory Job” via its premiere on Hardcore Worldwide

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    “World of Snakes” is due out on July 26, 2024, and is available for pre-order at

    "World Of Snakes" Record Release Shows
    July 27 - Sparta, WI - Barney Community Center
    July 28 - Milwaukee, WI - Falcon Bowl

    Track Listing:
    1 - So Much Hate (2:00)
    2 - Factory Job (2:00)
    3 - Gaslit (1:52)
    4 - Know What’s Bullshit? (2:17)
    5 - Unjustified (1:01)
    6 - Friendly Deception (3:17)
    7 - Nailed (2:05)
    8 - Moodswings (1:29)
    9 - Listen Up! (2:23)
    Album Length (18:17)

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