A BREACH OF SILENCE release new documentary filmed during The Darkest Road recording sessions‏

A BREACH OF SILENCE release new documentary filmed during The Darkest Road recording sessions

A BREACH OF SILENCE have released a new documentary video filmed during recording sessions for their latest album The Darkest Road, which was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth). The documentary features candid interviews with members of the band about recording with the infamous production team, as well as their thoughts about the new album. The documentary may be watched at the Eclipse Records YouTube page.

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On October 17, A Breach of Silence teamed up with SiriusXM Octane, to host the world premiere of their emotional new music video for the band’s latest single The Darkest Road. The video quickly clocked in over 100,000 views and is currently approaching the 150,000 mark. The band recently completed their first US tour with Drowning Pool and Like A Storm, as support for the UnLucky 13 Anniversary Sinner Tour.

The Darkest Road was released on October 7, and debuted at #20 on theAustralian Independent Charts, and at #1 on the iTunes Australia Metal Chart. The album has received critical acclaim from the press as well:

  • Hysteria Mag says “The Darkest Road is one of the Top 25 Albums of 2014!”
  • Bro Metal gives the album 10/10 and says, “The Darkest Road is without a doubt the best album of 2014!”
  • Front Row Report gives the album 10/10 and says, “Infectious, captivating, and heart-stopping, are just a few words that can describe The Darkest Road!”
  • Starpulse gives the album an A rating and says, “A Breach Of Silence have proven themselves worthy of being tabbed one of the next big things in metal.”
  • Loud Mag gives the album 86/100 and says, “The Darkest Road is a triumph.”
  • Pure Grain Audio gives the album 8/10 and says, “the band work their way into the hearts of those metal fans who think metalcore is nothing more than Bring Me The Horizon and their ilk.”

he Darkest Road is available for download from iTunes, and GooglePlay, while CDs are available via Eclipse Records, BestBuy, Fye, and Amazon.  The full album is also streaming via YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.

For more information on A BREACH OF SILENCE, please visit these websites:
www.EclipseRecords.com/A-Breach-Of-Silence    www.Facebook.com/abreachofsilenceband     www.Twitter.com/breachofsilence

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     -the Hellion

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME VOCALIST, PRODUCER TO HOST FREE CREATIVELIVE.COM “STUDIO PASS” COURSE NEXT WEEK

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME VOCALIST, PRODUCER TO HOST FREE CREATIVELIVE.COM “STUDIO PASS” COURSE NEXT WEEK

Workshop streams live for free December 8-9

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SEATTLE, WA – Tommy Rogers, vocalist for progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, and producer Jamie King will host a free, two-day CreativeLive “Studio Pass” workshop next week on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST (12 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST). In this class, Rogers and King will share their signature approach to production – how things should run in a studio to get a final track that sounds like the band on its best day, but not over-produced. Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look as Rogers and King track drums, bass, vocals and guitar for a song from Rogers’s latest solo album Modern Noise. Head over to CreativeLive ‘Music & Audio’ at:https://www.creativelive.com/courses/studio-pass-tommy-rogers-jamie-king for more information and to enroll for free today.

Since its inception in 2010, CreativeLive has broadcast more than 600 courses to more than 2 million students worldwide. Now streaming live from studios in Seattle and San Francisco, CreativeLive hosts workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, unlocking previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.

 

Tommy Rogers is the lead singer and keyboardist for Between the Buried and Me, a progressive metal band from N.C. Since starting the band in 2000 with former members of the metalcore band Prayer for Cleansing, Rogers has recorded eight studio albums and two live DVDs and toured internationally with bands ranging from Opeth and Dream Theater to Meshuggah and Coheed and Cambria. In 2011, Rogers released Pulse, his first solo album as Thomas Giles on Metal Blade. In 2014, he scored his first full-length feature film, due out in 2015, and recently released Modern Noise, the follow up to Pulse, on Metal Blade Records.

Jamie King is a highly sought after record producer, mixing and mastering engineer from Winston-Salem, N.C. He is best known for his work with Between the Buried and Me, producing most of their studio LPs. King has been recording since 1996 and has an extensive list of credits in metal and hard rock, producing and mixing albums for bands like The Contortionist, Scale the Summit, He is Legend, Alesana and A Skylit Drive. Labels like Metal Blade, Victory, Prosthetic, Solid State/Tooth and Nail, Tribunal and Sensory seek out King for his ability to create sonically discreet mixes with real, musical dynamics that still match the loudness demanded by modern rock and metal standards. King primarily works out of his private project studio, The Basement Recording NC, and occasionally offers workshops on recording theory and practice.

Stay tuned to CreativeLive’s ‘Music & Audio’ channel at:http://www.creativelive.com/audio for more information on “Studio Pass:Tommy Rogers & Jamie King” and other upcoming classes.

CreativeLive online…

 

http://www.creativelive.com/

https://www.facebook.com/clmusicandaudio

https://www.facebook.com/creativelive

https://twitter.com/creativelive/

https://www.youtube.com/user/creativelive

http://instagram.com/creativelive/

http://www.pinterest.com/creativelive/

https://plus.google.com/+creativelive

 

 

Tommy Rogers online…

 

http://www.thomasgilesmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thomasgilesmusic

https://twitter.com/tommybtbam

http://www.betweentheburiedandme.com/

 

 

Jamie King online…

 

http://www.thebasementrecordingnc.com/

 

 

-the Hellion

SIGHT OF EMPTINESS Announce Official Release Date For ‘Instincts’!

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SIGHT OF EMPTINESS Announce January 21st Release Date for ‘Instincts’;

Video For “Essence” Online Now!

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Costa Rica’s finest musical export is ready to take on the world! SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has been hard at work towards making an impact on the global metal scene since the release of ‘Trust Is A Disease’ in 2007 – the same year the band won the Bloodstock Unsigned Contest and played the mainstage of Bloodstock Open Air.

Since then, SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has been hard at work. Releasing another album independently in 2009 and supporting heavyweights such as Megadeth, At The Gates, Obituary and more — even playing national concerts for the Costa Rican government to over 15,000 people and being invited back to play Bloodstock Open Air in 2012, without entering a contest.

The band’s hard work culminates now, as they prepare to unleash their third full length album ‘Instincts’ on January 21st! 

‘Instincts’ is a heavy-hitting dose of melodic death metal that will hit home with fans of Amon Amarth, At The Gates, In Flames and the like. It is also a very targeted effort to reach the worldwide metal masses. Produced by  Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Watain, Scar Symmetry, etc), ‘Instincts’ features a who’s who of incredible musicians guesting on the album. Tracks featuring Glen Drover (Megadeth, King Diamond), Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Iced Earth), Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) make the album standout on looks alone, but the songs themselves will have fans coming back for more!

Not only have SIGHT OF EMPTINESS caught the attention of their peers, but also the Costa Rican government as ‘Instincts’ also features a guest appearance of Manuel Obregon, the Minister of Culture & Youth for Costa Rica’s government.

To get your first tastes of ‘Instincts’, check out the first video from the album for the track “Essence” (featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe)” at the following location: 

www.sightofemptiness.com
Sight of Emptiness on Facebook
www.conspiracypr.com

Katatonia kicks off “North American Heritage Tour” tonight with Opeth, ‘Buildings’ 7″ vinyl coming for Record Store Day 2013‏

 

KATATONIA KICKS OFF “NORTH AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR” TONIGHT WITH OPETH

‘Buildings’ limited 7″ vinyl coming for Record Store Day 2013

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SWEDEN – Katatonia, Sweden’s master of dark rock, will kick off its North American tour with Opeth, “North American Heritage Tour,” tonight in Buffalo, N.Y. The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring, including two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night. A full list of confirmed dates, including five Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below.

Said guitarist Anders Nyström, “Dear Katatoniaks of North America! You have been blessed to get another round of this truly classic bill together, because today Opeth and Katatonia, two bands who share a longtime friendship and many musical collaborations, are back on the road to cloak you with some true Swedish atmosphere across North America for the next six weeks. We’ve have also added five headlining sideshows that will see Katatonia play a full set. Check out our Facebook (www.facebook.com/katatonia) for daily updates on stage times (as a general rule we’re always on early after doors) and there you’ll also find the ticket links. More and more shows are already added to the sold out list, so we look forward to many fine evenings to come. Let the sunset choir sing again and see ya soon!”

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Katatonia is touring in support of its ninth studio album, Dead End Kings, which released August 28, 2012 on Peaceville Records.

 

Katatonia’s most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career, Dead End Kings entered at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, while also topping 2009’s Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S.

 

The band’s latest music video for “Lethean,” directed by Lasse Hoile (Katatonia, Opeth, Porcupine Tree), can be seen online here: http://www.deadendkings.com/.

 

Additionally, to coincide with this year’s Record Store Day set for Saturday, April 20, Katatonia will release a special limited 7″ featuring the track ‘Buildings,’ lifted from last year’s universally lauded album. The title is presented on transparent 7″ vinyl and features a re-mix of “Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence Mix),” a track previously unavailable in the U.S.

 

Katatonia last toured North America in September 2012 as part of the co-headlining “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” with The Devin Townsend Project.

 

Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: http://www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “North American Heritage Tour 2013.”

Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth…

4/18 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

4/19 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

4/20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Capitole
4/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
4/24 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick

4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus **Katatonia headline
4/26 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
4/27 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *w/ Steven Wilson
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/02 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/04 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

5/07 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox **Katatonia headline
5/08 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
5/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/17 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

5/19 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock **Katatonia headline
5/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

5/22 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck **Katatonia headline
5/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

5/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy **Katatonia headline

 

 

Katatonia is…

 

Jonas Renske – vocals

Anders Nyström – guitar, backing vocals

Daniel Liljekvist – drums

Per Eriksson – guitar

Niklas Sandin – bass

 

 

Katatonia online…

 

www.katatonia.com

www.deadendkings.com

www.facebook.com/katatonia

www.myspace.com/katatonia

www.peaceville.com

www.omerch.com

 

Katatonia to support Opeth on “North American Heritage Tour 2013″‏

KATATONIA TO SUPPORT OPETH ON “NORTH AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR 2013”

Sweden’s elite team up for 30+ city tour beginning in April

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SWEDEN – Sweden’s ultimate dark rock/metal band, Katatonia, has announced an extensive North American tour with headliner and fellow Swedish elite, Opeth. The upcoming run, “North American Heritage Tour 2013,” will conquer over 30 cities this spring beginning April 18 in Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Commented guitarist, Anders Nyström, “Back in the U.S.A…That’s right Springsteen! We’re looking at round #2 as special guests to our brothers in Opeth on their last North American leg of the Heritage World Tour. This time we’ll mainly cover off-territories, so regardless if you caught or missed us last time, consider this a second chance to attend the dead ends of North America with one of the best bills there’ll ever be!”

 

The tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

 

Katatonia last toured North America in September 2012 as part of the co-headlining “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” with The Devin Townsend Project.

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Dead End Kings, Katatonia’s ninth studio album and the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed,Night is the New Day, hit stores on August 28, 2012 via Peaceville Records.

 

The record debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, topping Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S. and making it Katatonia’s most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career.

 

Dead End Kings can be purchased online in a multitude of formats and bundle packages via Omerch at: http://omerch.theomegaorder.com/Artists_Omerch/Katatonia or on iTunes at:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-end-kings/id552372052 (Standard Edition) andhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-end-kings-deluxe-edition/id552508307 (Deluxe Edition).

 

Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: http://www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “North American Heritage Tour 2013.”

Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth…

4/18 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

4/20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Capitole
4/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
4/24 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
4/26 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
4/27 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *w/ Steven Wilson
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/02 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/04 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/08 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
5/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/17 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
5/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

Katatonia is…

Jonas Renske – vocals

Anders Nyström – guitar, backing vocals

Daniel Liljekvist – drums

Per Eriksson – guitar

Niklas Sandin – bass

Katatonia online…

www.katatonia.com

www.deadendkings.com

www.facebook.com/katatonia

www.myspace.com/katatonia

www.peaceville.com

www.omerch.com

PORCUPINE TREE LAUNCHES “OCTANE TWISTED” RECORD STORE DAY GIVEAWAY

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PORCUPINE TREE LAUNCHES “OCTANE TWISTED” RECORD STORE DAY GIVEAWAY

Two-disc live set “Octane Twisted” out now via Kscope

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LONDON – Porcupine Tree has launched a contest to celebrate the release of its latest live album Octane Twisted and Record Store Day 2012 – a recognition of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Fans can enter online at: http://recordstoreday.com/Contest/1085 for a chance to win an EBS OctoBass pedal autographed by Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, as well as a Porcupine Tree t-shirt.

A live rendition of side one of The Incident, the band’s 10th studio album, recorded in Chicago, plus a second disc of select Porcupine Tree tracks recorded in Chicago and London, Octane Twisted can be purchased now at your favorite local record store.

A streaming track, “Dislocated Day,” as well as a slew of other Octane Twisted media, can be accessed on the album’s mini-site at: http://www.kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree/octanetwisted/.

An additional contest with Modern Drummer, which launched earlier this month, can still be entered online at: http://www.moderndrummer.com/?p=25443&shareadraft=baba25443_50bf64099db54 for a chance to win some of Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison’s favorite gear from the likes of Zildjian, Remo, Sonor, Vic Firth and Hardcase.

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CD 1:

The Incident – Chicago:

1. Occam’s Razor
2. The Blind House
3. Great Expectations
4. Kneel and Disconnect
5. Drawing the Line
6. The Incident
7. Your Unpleasant Family
8. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
9. Time Flies
10. Degree Zero of Liberty
11. Octane Twisted
12. The Seance
13. Circle of Manias
14. I Drive the Hearse

CD2:

1. Hatesong
2. Russia on Ice / The Pills I’m Taking
3. Stars Die
4. Bonnie the Cat
5. Even Less
6. Dislocated Day
7. Arriving Somewhere but not Here

“a worthy document that will thrill fans and likely win new ones among those fortunate enough to hear it. Recommended.” – Yahoo! Music

“Octane Twisted fully justifies and exemplifies why Porcupine Tree has been a favorite band for many genre enthusiasts (including myself) for over two decades.” – PopMatters.com

“Beautifully recorded, Octane Twisted offers live proof that The Incident stands as one of rock’s most ambitious concept works.” – All Music

Stay tuned for more information on Porcupine Tree and Octane Twisted, out now on Kscope.

Porcupine Tree online…

http://www.porcupinetree.com

http://www.facebook.com/PorcupineTreeOfficial

http://twitter.com/#!/PorcupineTree

http://www.kscopemusic.com

http://www.kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree/

Porcupine Tree is…

Steven Wilson – Vocals/Guitar

Richard Barbieri – Keyboards

Colin Edwin – Bass

Gavin Harrison – Drums

Check ’em out

the Hellion