Concert Photo Review: Amorphis @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

Amorphis and Delain are currently co-headlining a North American tour with Anneke van Giersbergen joining them as opening act. Continue reading

Prog Metal Tactus New Album ‘Bending Light Streaming Full Album

Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band TACTUS are proud to unleash their debut full length ‘Bending Light’ out now as of October 7th. The album features ten outer limit prog tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit) to follow their previously released EPs ‘ins(T)rumental’ (2015) and ‘T’ (2014) plus singles ‘Enigma’ and their metal cover of The Police’s ‘Roxanne’.

The album is available for order at the following links.

Formed in 2011 as a jam project by three fellow music students, the group has gone on to release several singles and EPs independently, while having the opportunity to share the stage with great metal acts like Protest the Hero, Intervals, Black Crown Initiate, and Mandroid Echostar. The group pride themselves on their infusion of multiple musical styles into hard-hitting riffs, epic choruses, and technically intense passages. Soaring melodies, guttural growls, and destructive breakdowns flow into soft, slow, and pensive segments of jazz and rock. Their compositional method, where songs are conceived, written, transcribed, and edited before they are ever learned or rehearsed, adds a level of refinement and fluidity not always found in heavier music. The band do almost all of their engineering work themselves, but have also worked with several talented producers. Their first EP T (June 2014), comprised of four previously released singles and one new song, featured the mixing and mastering handiwork of Gino Bambino (Novallo) and Justin Hill (SikTh). Their single Resurface (December 2014) was handled by George Lever (Burials).
1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35)
Album Length: 59.21

Gracepoint’s ‘Echoes’ Album Streaming Now!‏

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Minneapolis Progressive Metal band GRACEPOINT are pleased to announce the exclusive advance stream of new album Echoes, courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
GRACEPOINT will release sophomore album Echoes on April 8.
Drawing on a wide array of influences from classic heavy rock and metal, thrash and death metal, and a variety of progressive bands from the 70s through today, GRACEPOINT has forged a heavy and rhythmically complex sound that remains focused and accessible. While debut album  Science of Discontent had a raw, underground sound, Echoes is the result of a collaboration with legendary producer/engineer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc).