April 24, 2017
We're extremely happy to announce that we've signed ODDLAND. For more information on ODDLAND, please visit this link.
In other news, Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has issued a newly-filmed video this week, ahead of the band's European tour with labelmates Wolverine and Until Rain, which kicks off this Wednesday.
ODDLAND's new video was filmed and edited by Ville Viitanen for a brand new acoustic version of "Unknown," which initially appeared in a fully heavy/electric version on their second album, Origin, released in September 2016 through Laser's Edge division Sensory Records. The video sees its public debut through an exclusive at PureGrainAudio.
Issues the band on the acoustic version of the song, "We've been fiddling around with acoustics every now and then and really fell in love with the idea of making an acoustic version of a song on Origin. ‘Unknown' seemed the most fitting candidate, and luckily, we were able to book the beautiful medieval castle of our hometown Turku to record this performance. It was really the perfect choice with the haunting ambience and enchantingly echoing stone walls."
See ODDLAND's acoustic "Unknown" video at PureGrainAudio.
Also check out ODDLAND's previously-released "Will" video at Youtube.
The follow-up to ODDLAND's Century Media-released 2012 debut The Treachery Of Senses, Origin was recorded in part by the band and completed at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu), then mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir).
The hi-rez 24-bit version of Origin is streaming and available for purchase HERE, and the regular CD available via Laser's Edge/Sensory and Amazon.
ODDLAND Tour Dates:
4/26/2017 The Bodega – Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury – London, UK w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure – Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
4/29/2017 Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
4/30/2017 W2 – Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
5/04/2017 Beta2300 – Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus – Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
5/06/2017 Bowlan – Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Until Rain
5/26/2017 Musaopisto – Turku, FI
In a 9/10 review of Origin, The Prog Mind offers, "ODDLAND's long-awaited follow-up is definitely worth the wait. It's an absolutely masterful example of how heaviness can be used to brilliant effect. Instead of simply chugging along, it invades our senses with brilliant composition, exploratory lyrics, and unadulterated heaviness."
Heavy Blog Is Heavy plugged the album with a 4/5 review which states, "This seems to be a successful mix between dark progressive metal and approaches more often found in 'brighter' bands like Textures or Haken. For those who enjoy the tension stemming from those two focal points, there's a lot to be found here that is moving. The 'Nordic prog' scene is still growing, and it's great that ODDLAND are pushing the boundaries in their own unique, twisted way."
We Love Metal's coverage of the album states, "ODDLAND's combination of intensity, melody, and complexity hits the Prog sweet spot. Origin nearly comes across as a seamless work with songs occasionally flowing into one another. What strikes me is the consistency ODDLAND has in their approach, whether in the crushingly heavy sections or the light passages."
April 21, 2017
Sweden's masters of gloomy progressive metal, WOLVERINE, will embark on their headlining European tour next week, joined by Laser's Edge Group collective labelmates Oddland and Until Rain. Preceding the tour, the band offers an official new video to their fans, the visual depiction of the epic "Pledge," one of the standout tracks of the band's fifth album, Machina Viva.
Machina Viva was recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during late 2015 and early 2016, mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian "Moschus" Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date.
See WOLVERINE's new video for "Pledge" at PureGrainAudio.
Offers WOLVERINE's Thomas Jansson about the rapidly approaching tour with their labelmates, "At the end of April we will hit the road for a European co-headline tour together with Until Rain and Oddland. All three bands being Sensory label artists, this tour-package will offer the listener a vivid spectrum of explorative music, mainly in the sphere of progressive metal."
WOLVERINE Tour Dates w/ Oddland, Until Rain:
4/26/2017 The Bodega - Nottingham, UK
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury - London, UK
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure - Paris, FR
4/29/2017 Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
4/30/2017 W2 - Hertogenbosch, NL
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, DE
5/04/2017 Beta2300 - Copenhagen, DK
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus - Gothenburg, SE
5/06/2017 Bowlan - Östhammar, SE
In a 9/10 review, Progressive Music Planet claims, "WOLVERINE have a dark prog metal sound and they are really good at it... WOLVERINE should be mentioned in the same breath with all of the current great modern prog artists like Steven Wilson, Katatonia and Opeth. Machina Viva is another crowning achievement for them."
A 9/10 from The Prog Mind offers Machina Viva, "is an album about where the rubber meets the road. It's about that certain spot where the gears meet together, and about making sure those gears are moving smoothly. It is a soothing album full of emotion highs and lows, but also an elegant sense of musicality and composition. Machina Viva, without a doubt, is WOLVERINE at their best."
Angry Metal Guy offers, "Machina Viva is a well-mixed, well-produced record. As one might expect, the band employs a plethora of instruments here - electric, electronic, and acoustic - and all come through the mix clean and vibrant... Perhaps most similar to a lighter version of modern day Katatonia, or a more orchestral version of Pleasant Shade of Grey-era Fates Warning, Machina Viva (and Wolverine's back catalog by extension) is worth a listen."
We Love Metal's review includes, "Often producing a highly atmospheric sound, sometimes stripped down and bare, sometimes complex, the band is definitely on the lighter side of Metal as a whole... All throughout WOLVERINE seems to enjoy playing in odd time signatures lending to the layer of complexity."
April 6, 2017
"Progressus In Idem" is the new single from Thessaloniki, Greece-based alternative/progressive metal act, UNTIL RAIN, the song hailing from the band's third album, Inure, which is approaching release through Sensory Records. The new track has been issued through an exclusive premiere at PureGrainAudio.
Offers the band with the premiere, "We couldn't be more excited to release another song from our soon-to-be-released album, Inure. It's the opener, it's heavy and we can't wait to play it live for you. See you on the road!"
Stream UNTIL RAIN's “Progressus In Idem" at PureGrainAudio.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th. The album is available for digital preorder at iTunes, and Spotify. CD preorders are posted at Amazon.
March 24, 2017
Sensory Records this week, March 24, 2017, unveils the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, with the release of A World Awakens. Ahead of its release, the record is now playing in its entirety courtesy of Metal Underground.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), A World Awakens maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of DAMNATIONS DAY's debut while showcasing the bands growth in maturity, honesty and depth of their musicianship and songwriting. With top-tier performances by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kennedy, brother and drummer Dean Kennedy, and lead guitarist Jon King, with additional strings and bass by Dean Wells, A World Awakens is an album that will have your undivided attention on first listen, and pull you in further on repeat.
Stream DAMNATIONS DAY's A World Awakens in its entirety through Metal Underground.
March 21, 2017
Thessaloniki, Greece-based alternative/progressive metal act, UNTIL RAIN, has released the first single for their Sensory Records-bound Inure LP, issuing the track “Because Something Might Happen" through all major digital platforms, as well as through an official video for the song.
Running over nine minutes in length, the wide spectrum of textures and stylistic approaches captured on UNTIL RAIN's exploratory new album are explosively displayed on the extensive new track. Boasting a storyline and visual conveyance as intense as the song itself, the video for "Because Something Might Happen" was directed and filmed by Charlene Mercedes, with post-production by Tolis Karoulas, and features special guest Venetia Psomiadou.
The members of UNTIL RAIN issue with the single, "Excited to release our first video taken from our upcoming release, Inure. This video represents everything this album deals with and shows the bright and the dark side of the human mind."
Immerse yourself in UNTIL RAIN's "Because Something Might Happen" video right here.
The single is also playing and the album available for digital preorder at iTunes, and Spotify. CD preorders are posted at Amazon HERE.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th.
With Inure, UNTIL RAIN's first album since 2013's well-received Anthem To Creation finds them exploring the dark world of psychological/emotional abuse, loss, and doubt and it presents the darkest side of the band thus far. Inure was recorded by UNTIL RAIN in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, Head Control System). The album features beautiful artwork by the new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside. With nine massive tracks, Inure presents an hour-long journey that you will want to take again and again, the digital release bearing an additional bonus track as well.
March 20, 2017
Upcoming Intromental tours:
WOLVERINE / UNTIL RAIN / ODDLAND (all 3 bands co-headliner tour)
April 26, 2017 - Nottingham, UK
April 27, 2017 - London, UK
April 28, 2017 - Paris, France
April 29, 2017 - Zoetermeer, Holland
April 30, 2017 - 's-Hertogenbosch, Holland
May 2, 2017 - TBA
May 3, 2017 - Berlin, Germany
May 4, 2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark
May 5, 2017 - Gothenburg, Sweden
May 6, 2017 - Osthammer, Sweden
UNTIL RAIN / POEM (both bands co-headliner tour)
May 10, 2017 - TBA
May 11, 2017 - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 12, 2017 - Bucharest, Romania
May 13, 2017 - Belgrade, Serbia
May 14, 2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece
March 16, 2017
A World Awakens, the intense second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, will see release through the band's new label home of Sensory Records next Friday. An official video for the album's "The Witness" has been issued through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine.
Offers DAMNATIONS DAY on their new single, "Opening the album A World Awakens with a massive punch, 'The Witness' is the bridge between 'Invisible, the Dead' and 'A World Awakens.' It's tough and heavy but melodic and with its own kind of emotive atmosphere."
View DAMNATIONS DAY's "The Witness" only at New Noise Magazine right here.
Also, view the lyric video for title track "A World Awakens" at PureGrainAudio right here and stream "Colours Of Darkness" at Decibel Magazine here.
A World Awakens will see release through Sensory Records on March 24th; preorders are live at this location.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), A World Awakens maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of their debut while showcasing the bands growth in maturity, honesty and depth of both their musicianship and songwriting. With top-tier performances by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kennedy, brother and drummer Dean Kennedy, and lead guitarist Jon King, with additional strings and bass by Dean Wells, A World Awakens is an album that will have your undivided attention on first listen, and pull you in further on repeat.
March 14, 2017
Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit UNTIL RAIN has signed with Sensory Records for the release of their impending third full-length, Inure. The band has issued some insight into the album, releasing a dramatic trailer, as well as the album art, track listing, and more. Additionally, the band has scheduled both European mainland and Balkan tours in conjunction with the album's release.
Inure was recorded by UNTIL RAIN in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, Head Control System). The album features beautiful artwork by the new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside. With nine massive tracks, Inure presents an hour-long journey that you will want to take again and again, the digital release bearing an additional bonus track as well.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th; an official digital single for "Because Something Might Happen" will be released through Spotify and other digital outlets on March 21st, accompanied by an official video for the song the same day. A trailer for the single has been released.
View the trailer here.
Issues UNTIL RAIN, "We're thrilled and proud to be working with such a renowned and well-established label like Sensory, for our third album. The list of progressive bands, that have had their careers pushed immensely by this record label is too big to state here, so let's just say that we expect a lot of good things to happen. This album is a sincere and natural evolution for us, headed in a much more prog direction, in the essential meaning of the word."
Inure Track Listing:
Progressus In Idem
New World Fiction
Because Something Might Happen
A Tearful Farewell
A Broken Wing
Debate (bonus track)
UNTIL RAIN has booked two European tours tied directly into the release of Inure. First up is a split co-headlining tour with Sensory labelmates Wolverine and Oddland, with shows in the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden from April 26th through May 6th. Directly behind the trek, UNTIL RAIN will co-headline with Poem through the Balkan countries May 11th through 14th, with shows in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and the final gig in their native Greece. Additional tour dates will be announced in the weeks ahead.
UNTIL RAIN Tour Dates:
4/26/2017 The Bodega - Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury - London, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure - Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/29/2017 Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/30/2017 W2 - Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/02/2017 TBA w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/04/2017 Beta2300 - Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus - Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/06/2017 Bowlan - Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/11/2017 Live & Loud - Sofia, BU w/ Poem
5/12/2017 Silverchurch - Bucharest, RO w/ Poem
5/13/2017 TBA - Beograd, SB w/ Poem
5/14/2017 8Ball - Thessaloniki, GR w/ Poem
March 7, 2017
The Andorran progressive metal monster a.k.a. PERSEFONE is releasing "Living Waves", the second video from their highly-acclaimed 5th album "Aathma" which was released worldwide on February 24th. The song features a very special guest appearance from the legendary Paul Masvidal (Cynic, ex Death).
Watch "Living Waves" here.
Guitarist Carlos Lozano's own words about "Living Waves": "Picking one song from an album that works as a whole, is always a complicated task. "Living Waves" marks the middle point, musically as well as lyrically on the album before its conclusion, and with the addition of Paul Masvidal's vocals, lyrics and guitar playing, it creates a unique atmosphere by itself. That's why we chose this piece of music and this message, to go along with the images in this clip"
February 24, 2017
The long anticipated date of February 24 has finally arrived for the many fans that have awaited the new PERSEFONE album "Aathma". This masterpiece is the natural evolution of the band, from their highly acclaimed previous album "Spiritual Migration". An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (almost 1,4 million clicks on Youtube!).
"Aathma" contains 10 songs and the warm and lively mix and mastering by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street is no less than stunning, as is the artwork, once again created by Travis Smith.
The press has already been given access to the album, and the incredible reviews (that seriously speak for themselves) are rolling in:
* ALBUM OF THE MONTH in METAL HAMMER (ES) 10/10
* ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Aardshok (NL) 87/100
* Sweden Rock (SE) 9/10
* Legacy (DE) 14/15
* Rock Hard (DE) 8.5/10
* Metal Hammer (DE) 6/7
* Metal Temple 10/10
* Progressive Music Planet 9/10
* Metal Discovery 10/10
* Amped-Up 8.5/10
* Metal Wave 89/100
* Rebel Noise 5/5
* Much Metal 9.8/10
* Lords of Metal (NL) 92/100
* It Djents 10/10
* The Prog Mind 9.5/10
* Metalhead.it (IT) 10/10
* Pavillon666 (FR) 9.5/10
* Deadrhetoric (US) 9.5/10
* Seaoftranquility (US) 4.5/5
* Moshville 10/10
* Metalnalata 10/10
* Musicexistence 5/5
* Metal.de (DE) 9/10
And as if that wasn't enough, we already have the first results in from iTunes, where the band have placed extremely well on the "most popular metal album" charts;
* #1 Italy
* #3 France
* #10 Canada
* #19 USA
* #19 Australia
* #20 Germany
* #21 UK
Persefone's own words about "Aathma":
"It's only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It's the first time we feel there's someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It's not about releasing albums. It's all about the music."
"Aathma" will be released on CD, 12" double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download.
February 22, 2017
As Sensory Records prepares for the March release of A World Awakens, the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, a new lyric video for the album's title track has been premiered through PureGrainAudio webzine.
Offer the members of DAMNATIONS DAY of the new single, "The self-titled track 'A World Awakens' offers an energetic, rhythmic, and emotional journey. A track, we feel, all music lovers can get lost in, metalheads or not. Plenty of headbanging moments too!"
See DAMNATIONS DAY's "A World Awakens" video through PureGrainAudio.
February 21, 2017
PERSEFONE has been announced to play this years Tech Fest taking place in Newark, UK July 6-10. Other bands confirmed include The Faceless, The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Aborted.
February 10, 2017
Australian melodic progressive metal act DAMNATIONS DAY will release their glorious second album, A World Awakens, through Sensory Records in March, and Decibel Magazine has helped unveil the record's first single, "Colours Of Darkness."
Proclaims DAMNATIONS DAY on the track, "Colours Of Darkness" is one of our favorite tracks on A World Awakens! We feel this track is a great example of where our music has progressed to, over the last couple of years. It's got everything we love, a big chorus and a cool build. Enjoy! Can't wait to play this one live!"
Offers Decibel with their premiere, the song, "showcases the band's ability to utilize epic build-ups, face melting solos and triumphant, powerful vocals."
Stream DAMNATIONS DAY's "Colours Of Darkness" only at Decibel Magazine.
February 9, 2017
Progressive metal act PERSEFONE releases an animated video for the song "Prison Skin". It's the first single out from the already critical acclaimed album "Aathma" that will be in stores, worldwide on February 24.
PERSEFONE's own words about the song:
"It's been some time since we finished and mixed the album. Although we couldn't wait to share this music with everyone, some steps have to be followed before the release. The wait is almost over. During this time we have had the chance to witness a highly appreciated feedback from media and now we are ready to finally show you the first single from AATHMA. The single "Prison skin" is the first full track of the album and makes a musical statement about how the album will develop musically and sets the mood for the lyrical concept. It was supposed to be a lyric video in the beginning, but the people behind this creation did such a great job that we decided to go with just the animation part. But please, make sure you read the lyrics as you listen to the music, because one part meets the other to bring this concept to live. Thanks for the patience, love and support."
Watch "Prison Skin" here: https://youtu.be/NnRAIwLql1g
January 24, 2017
On January 27, 2017 Progressive metal band SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE will be releasing their first ever live recording, taken from their last show of of their supporting European tour with UK ProgMetallers THRESHOLD.
This album "Live in London 2016" was recorded on January 24th 2016 at the O2 Academy Islington in London, UK.
Watch video of the band live from that show HERE!
January 10, 2017
Australian melodic progressive power metal outfit DAMNATIONS DAY has signed a Worldwide deal with Sensory Records for the early Spring release of their incoming sophomore record, A World Awakens.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), A World Awakens maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of Invisible The Dead, while showcasing the bands growth in maturity, honesty and depth of both their musicianship and songwriting. Showcasing top-tier performances by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kennedy, brother and drummer Dean Kennedy, and lead guitarist Jon King, with additional strings and bass by Dean Wells, while not leaning to just one genre or direction, A World Awakens is an album that will have your undivided attention on first listen, only to pull you in further and further more on repeat.
Offers Mark Kennedy on the band's new alliance with the Sensory Records branch of American progressive powerhouse, Laser's Edge, "We are very privileged to team up with Sensory Records, for the release of, A World Awakens. This being our second release promises a more refined and mature sound, this beginning a new exciting chapter for DAMNATIONS DAY."
A World Awakens will be the first 2017 title for Sensory Records, the album now set for release on March 24th 2017. The cover artwork, track listing, and more have been issued, with audio samples, preorders, and more to be made available in the weeks ahead, with touring plans coming together for later in the year.
December 24, 2016
The upcoming PERSEFONE album "Aathma" is available for pre-order in multiple versions (jewelcase, digipack, red vinyl, black vinyl, blue vinyl) at the following links: www.persefone.se/aathma/ and www.persefone.com/product-category/aathma/.
You can now check out a full 1-minute sample of all songs from the album right here.
December 20, 2016
PERSEFONE has been announced for the Metal Days Festival, taking place from July 23-27 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Other bands announced to play include Opeth, Amon Amarth, Death Angel and Marilyn Manson.
November 17, 2016
Thursday, November 17th 2016, marks the beginning of the recording of Intromental Management/Vicisolum Productions artist, LOCH VOSTOK's seventh album "Strife". The album deals with loss on every imaginable level, the loss of life, love, monetary assets, friends and so on, but also the rebuild afterwards.
Leadsinger/guitarist, Teddy Möller explains: "Where do you go after disappointment strikes? Who do you trust after betrayal hits you like a knife in the back? Why do you choose to go on and on, through hardship after hardship? Answers will follow!"
Musically, "Strife" travels through doom, djent, progressive and post-black territories, very modern, but recorded organically, open wide to the fluctuations of time, without ever looking back.
The album will be recorded at Frontporch Productions and will be mixed/mastered by David Castillo (Katatonia, Dark Tranquility, Sepultura). Release date is set around April/May 2017.
November 16, 2016
The sensational greek prog-act POEM has shot a 2nd video from their critically acclaimed album "Skein Syndrome", which was released through ViciSolum Records on March 18th, 2016.
The video for the track "Weakness" is a beautiful and atmospherically sad movie-like shoot, featuring the eminent Greek actor, Thanasis Nakos, and it captures so much emotion, that you're bound to want to see it a second time! The directing and filming is once again done by (as with the band's first video of the album), Haris Kontouris of HK Visual Creation, as well as Panos Tzortzakis of FubART P&V.
The song, and the music of POEM, is mandatory for all lovers of Opeth, Tool, Karnivool and Pain Of Salvation. Check it out right here.
Don't forget to catch POEM on tour spring 2017 with PERSEFONE - grab your tickets here.
November 14, 2016
The entire ":Ktonik" album from Polish prog/atmospheric metallers VOTUM is now available for streaming at YouTube - check it out at this link.
November 6, 2016
LOCH VOSTOK has been confirmed for the Metal Over Malta Festival at Chateua Buskett on the island of Malta March 10-11, 2017 alongside bands such as Orphaned Land, Poem and Civil War.
October 13, 2016
The Andorran Prog/Melodeath riff-masters PERSEFONE are announcing both the cover artwork and the song titles of the upcoming album "Aathma", which is the band's 5th release. The album includes (amongst others) a 20 minute title-track!
"Aathma", set for release on February 24, 2017 through Vicisolum Records, will feature Cynic's Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song "Living Waves", as well as doing spoken vocals on the intro of the album.
The amazing cover is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn't need further introduction. Smith also did the cover art for Persefone's last album. The new cover artwork can be seen here.
The tracklist of "Aathma" is as follows:
1. An Infinitesimal Spark
2. One of Many...
3. Prison Skin
4. Spirals Within Thy Being
5. Cosmic Walkers
6. No Faced Mindless
7. Living Waves (feat. Paul Masvidal from Cynic)
9. Stillness is Timeless
Part I. Universal Oneness
Part II. Spiritual Bliss
Part III. One with the Light
Part IV. ...Many of One
Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed their highly acclaimed album "Spiritual Migration". An impressive tour-de-force of insanely great musicianship that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million views on Youtube!). Now, Persefone is ready with "Aathma" to set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!
September 6, 2016
Almost four years have passed since PERSEFONE unleashed to their highly acclaimed album "Spiritual Migration". An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million clicks on Youtube!). When the calendar shows February 24, 2017 it's finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with their new album "Aathma"! The album will contain 10 new songs and it's mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith. "Aathma" will for sure set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!
Persefone's own words about "Aathma":
"It's only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It's the first time we feel there's someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It's not about releasing albums. It's all about the music."
"Aathma" will be released on CD, 12" double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download.
Persefone is releasing a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with these news, in order to finance the album, and keep people informed and on-track towards the big date in 2017. The crowd-funding campaign can be viewed here.
Persefone has previously toured all over Europe, as support for bands such as Obituary and Leprous, until they - in 2015 - co-headlined alongside Loch Vostok. The 2015 tour proved to the band, that it was high time, to do their own headliner tour, and with the new album in the luggage, they are more ready than ever, to shred the stages to a pulp.
As support, Persefone is bringing along the most interesting band to emerge from Greece for many years: The progressive sensation POEM. The band has released 2 albums, and 2016's "Skein Syndrome" is a tour de force in how to combine Tool, Pain Of Salvation and Opeth to perfection. Poem toured all over Europe in the spring of 2016, as support for mighty Amorphis, with loads of new followers.
The 2017 Aathma tour schedule is as follows:
07/4: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08/4: ES - Madrid, Changó
09/4: ES - Murcia, Garaje
11/4: IT - Milano, Barrio's Cafe
12/4: DE - München, Backstage
13/4: CH - Pratteln, Z-7
14/4: FR - Paris, La Boule Noire
15/4: FR - Nantes, La Ferrailleur
16/4: UK - London, Underworld Camden
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock
18/4: NL - Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker
19/4: NL - Nijmegen, Merleyn
20/4: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
21/4: DK - Copenhagen, Forbraendingen
22/4: SE - Stockholm, Gota Kallare
Get your tickets at your tickets www.persefonetour.com.
August 27, 2016
The tour-planning has completed for the upcoming co-headliner tour of the three amazing progressive metal bands CHAOS DIVINE / SUBTERRANEAN MAQUERADE / VOTUM. Here's the full schedule:
September 23, 2016: Copenhagen, (DK), Forbraendingen
September 24, 2016: Flensburg, (DE), Roxy
September 25, 2016: Cologne, (DE), Underground
September 26, 2016: London, (UK), Garage
September 27, 2016: Paris, (FR), La Boule Noire
September 29, 2016: Munich, (DE), Backstage
September 30, 2016: Baarlo, (NL), Sjiwa (only Subterranean Masquerade)
October 1, 2016: Baarlo, (NL), Sjiwa (only Chaos Divine)
August 25, 2016
POEM has been confirmed for the Metal Over Malta Festival at Chateua Buskett on the beautiful island of Malta March 11, 2017 alongside bands such as Orphaned Land and Civil War.
July 12, 2016
The Polish prog band VOTUM released their last album ":KTONIK:" through Inner Wound Recordings in February. Now, they have recorded the track "Satellite" as an acoustic 360 degrees video. This new technology allows for the viewer to watch the performance from any angle, he wants (as the name of the technology obviously states).
Check out the very unique and special video here.
July 10, 2016
It is with immense pleasure we announce the signing of Swedish prog metal legend WOLVERINE. We've been fans of these guys for years, in fact we were in the audience when they opened up the very first ProgPower festival in Tilburg, Holland in 1999 - great concert, and very much foretelling of the future of this amazing band. As things have it, we didn't get to connect with them until now, but it just makes us even more proud to finally be able to represent this band, that has clearly chosen to not follow trends, but instead has become a true leader on the progressive metal / post-rock scene over the years. Their new release, "Machina Viva", is a true testimony to their creative genius, so go check it out now - start by watching the stunning and deeply emotional video to "Our Last Goodbye" from the new album. Read more about WOLVERINE.
July 8, 2016
VOTUM will be performing at Prog The Castle, Heidelberg, Germany on May 21, 2017.
July 6, 2016
Another show has been added to the CHAOS DIVINE, SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE, VOTUM tour: September 25, 2016 at Underground 2 in Cologne, Germany.
June 30, 2016
POEM has been announced to participate in the Rockstadt Festival in Brasov, Romania August, 12, 2016. Other bands scheduled to perform include Mayhem, Tesseract, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Tankard, Borknagar a.o.
June 23, 2016
Progressive metal veterans QueensrŸche have announced their next headlining tour throughout the United States. The month-long trek will take place this fall, starting on November 15 in Seattle, Washington and concluding on December 15 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. QueensrŸche will be joined by Armored Saint as direct support, along with Intromental artist MIDNIGHT ETERNAL on all dates for the upcoming tour.
The dates are as follows:
Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Nov. 16 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov. 18 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 22 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 23 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Nov. 25 - Tyler, TX @ Clicks
Nov. 26 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov. 29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks at The Landing
Nov. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Dec. 01 - Tampa, FL @ The Cuban Club
Dec. 02 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Dec. 03 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Dec. 04 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Dec. 06 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Dec. 08 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Lounge
Dec. 10 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec. 11 - Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Dec. 13 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Dec. 14 - Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall
Dec. 15 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
June 21, 2016
Israeli extreme metalllers WINTERHORDE are releasing a brand new video for "Worms of Soul", a track taken from their highly acclaimed album "Maestro", which was released on May 20th this year by ViciSolum Productions
The elegant and theatrical video was directed by the multi-talented Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who have previously worked with bands such as At the Gates, Carach Angren, Mayhem and many more.
Check out the video for "Worms of Soul" here.
June 17, 2016
POEM will be performing at the New Long Fest in Néa Mákri, Attiki, Greece on July 16, 2016.
June 14, 2016
Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Intromental Worldwide. Wow, where did the time go?
May 17, 2016
Combining 3 top-class acts, from various parts of the progressive metal genre, this mini-tour sets out to delve into all the various moods of aforementioned music. From the dark and atmospheric universes of Poland's VOTUM, cross the mid-eastern theatrical and musical-like prog rock from Israeli SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE to the new wave of Australian prog, brought to you by CHAOS DIVINE, you'll experience a variety in music and performance at the shows of this tour, that is completely outstanding!
The three bands will all take equal turns as opener, support and headliner, so they all perform the same amount of time at all shows.
The European 2016 dates are as follows:
September 23, 2016: Copenhagen, (DK), Forbrændingen
September 24, 2016: Tba
September 25, 2016: Tba
September 26, 2016: London, (UK), Garage
September 27, 2016: Paris, (FR), La Boule Noire
September 28, 2016: Pratteln, (CH), Z7
September 29, 2016: Munich, (DE) Backstage
September 30, 2016: Baarlo, (NL), Sjiwa (only Subterranean Masquerade)
October 1, 2016: Baarlo, (NL), Sjiwa (only Chaos Divine)
May 15, 2016
KINGCROW will be playing at the Traffic Club in Rome, Italy on October 1, 2016.
LEPROUS will be performing at a couple of additional festivals this summer (besides the already announced Tons of Rock and Brutal Assault) - Nannestad Festival on June 11 and Brynerocken Festival on September 3 - both festivals are in Norway
May 7, 2016
A couple of new shows have been announced for Intromental bands.
POEM will be performing at the 4th anniversary party for radio show 2 Smoking Barrels at the AN Club in Athens, Greece on 5/19/2016.
VOTUM has been confirmed for the prestigious Maximum Rock Fest in Bucharest, Romania 10/14-15/2016. Other bands already confirmed includes Moonspell, Annihilator, Epica, Threshold, Dark Tranquility and many more.
April 25, 2016
Intromental is proud to announce the signing of Israeli progressive extreme metal band WINTERHORDE. This band combines the symphonic black metal onslaught of Dimmu Borgir with the avantgardistic tendencies of Arcturus, the grandiose epic nature of Borknagar and the progressiveness of a Dream Theater.
Watch the lyrics-video for the title song of their new album "Maestro" right here.
Read more about WINTERHORDE.
April 19, 2016
The US symphonic metal band MIDNIGHT ETERNAL just released a music video for the track "Signs Of Fire" from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The album will be released in Europe and North America on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan on April 27th through Avalon/Marquee.
Watch the video here.
March 23, 2016
Perth's enigmatic prog metal five-piece Chaos Divine have released a brand new video for their track Badge of Honour. It's the second single taken from the bands latest album, Colliding Skies, following the 2015 iTunes chart topping single Soldiers. Produced and directed by talented Perth Cinematographer Matt Anderson, the new video delves into the darker side of the album's narrative themes.
Watch it here.
Both Badge of Honour and album opener Landmines recently recieved nominations in the Heavy category for the WAM Song Of The Year Awards, to be held in April.
Catch Chaos Divine live right across the country during April as they embark on their biggest ever Australian tour with Brisbane prog giants Caligula's Horse.
Thursday April 7 – Jive, Adelaide
Friday April 8 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Saturday April 9 - Amplifier Bar, Perth
Friday April 15 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday April 16 - The Basement, Canberra
Sunday April 17 - The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Saturday April 23 - The Zoo, Brisbane
March 23, 2016
The US symphonic metal band MIDNIGHT ETERNAL just released a lyric video for the track "First Time Thrill" from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The album will be released in Europe and North America on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan on April 27th through Avalon/Marquee.
View the lyric video right here.
What characterizes the sound of Midnight Eternal is the sense of melody- a synthesis of melody and power, crushing guitars, double bass and beautiful multi-layered vocals. Led by the beautiful and emotional vocals of Raine Hilai, the future of Midnight Eternal looks very bright.
The album was engineered by Eric Rachel [Skid Row, Symphony X] and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen [Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn]. The impressive artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Delain].
"Midnight Eternal" track listing:
01. 'Till the Bitter End
03. Signs Of Fire
04. Shadow Falls
05. The Lantern
06. Believe In Forever
07. Midnight Eternal
08. When Love and Faith Collide
09. Like an Eternity
11. Pilgrim and the Last Voyage
12. First Time Thrill
13. Masquerade of Lies (Japan Bonus Track)
March 4, 2016
New York based melodic / symphonic metal band MIDNIGHT ETERNAL has signed with Inner Wound Recordings for an April 29, 2016 release of their self-titled debut album in Europe and North America, as well as with Marquee/Avalon for the Japanese release on April 27, 2016.
The album was engineered by Eric Rachel [Skid Row, Symphony X] and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen [Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn]. The impressive artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Delain].
February 15, 2016
The Polish prog band VOTUM just released a lyric video for the track "Spiral" from their upcoming album :KTONIK:.
:KTONIK: will be released on February 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
VOTUM will tour Europe, as split-headliners with Kingcrow in February and March. Below you'll find the confirmed/final dates.
Feb 26: Warsaw - POLAND - Progresja Music Zone
Feb 27: Prague - CZECH REPUBLIC- Exit
March 1: Hamburg - GERMANY - Bambi Galore/Kultur Palast
March 2: Uden - THE NETHERLANDS - De Pul
March 3: Zoetermeer - THE NETHERLANDS - Boerderij Cultuurpodium
March 4: Paris - FRANCE - La Boule Noire
March 5: Roeselare - BELGIUM - De Verlichte Geest
March 6: London - UK - The Underworld Camden
March 9: Munich - GERMANY - Garage Deluxe
March 10: Milan - ITALY - Barrio's Cafè
March 11: Rome - ITALY - Traffic Live Club
March 12: Bologna - ITALY - Alchemica Music Club
February 8, 2016
Greek metallers, Poem, will release their second album, Skein Syndrome, on March 18, 2016 via Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The animated video for the track "Passive Observer" can be seen here.
January 29, 2016
After having played the first show of the year in Tokyo, Japan last week, Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS are kicking off a tour of Australia today in support of their newest studio album "The Congregation", which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last May. More shows have now been confirmed for the band's international touring schedule of this year, so check the upcoming dates (Updates and revisions marked *) here:
January/February - Support: Voyager
29. Sydney (Australia) - The Factory Floor / www.factorytheatre.com.au
30. Perth (Australia) - Amplifier / www.amplifiercapitol.com.au
05. Brisbane (Australia) - The Brightside / www.thebrightsidebrisbane.com.au *
06. Melbourne (Australia) - The Evelyn Hotel / www.evelynhotel.com.au *
23. Tel-Aviv (Israel) - Theatron Tmuna *
March/April - Support: Voyager + Earthside
31. Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden / www.musikund/frieden.de *
01. 's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) - W2 / www.w2.nl
02. Helmond, (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek / www.cacaofabriek.nl
03. Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) - Podium Duycker / www.duycker.nl
05. Hamburg (Germany) - Logo / www.logohamburg.de
06. Essen (Germany) - Turock / www.turock.de
07. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 / www.z-7.ch
08. Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie / www.artefact.org
09. Durbuy (Belgium) - Durbuy Rock Festival / www.durbuyrock.be
Festivals - Summer 2016
04.28-30. Koparvik/Haugesund (Norway) - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival / www.karmoygeddon.no
06.23. Halden (Norway) - Tons Of Rock / www.tonsofrock.no
08.08. Josefov (Czech republic) - Brutal Assault / www.brutalassault.cz
In other news, LEPROUS have been featured with an interesting interview shot during their latest European tour in the latest episode of FreqsTV's "Into The Machine" on-the-road documentary videos. Check out the feature here.
LEPROUS previously unveiled a lyric video created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media for the album track "Slave". Check it out here.
January 27, 2016
The new rising star of progressive metal, the Greek band Poem have signed a worldwide record deal with the Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. Poem's second album "Skein Syndrome" is set for release March 18, 2016. First single and video track "Passive Observer", will be available on February 8!
POEM is a four-piece progressive rock/metal group based in Athens, Greece formed in 2006. With their wonderful amalgam of progressive metal, hard hitting riffs and intricate atmospheres, Poem will find a home with any fan of such eclectic bands as Tool, Anathema, Porcupine Tree, Pain of Salvation, Katatonia and Karnivool!
"Skein Syndrome" track listing
01. Passive Observer
03. The End Justifies the Means
04. Bound Insanity
07. Remission of Breath
January 18, 2016
The Polish prog band VOTUM just released a music video for "Satellite", the opening track from their upcoming album :KTONIK: online. The video was directed by Pascal Pawliszewski. :KTONIK: will be released on February 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
:KTONIK: was mixed by David Castillo at Ghost Ward [Katatonia, Opeth, Bloodbath] and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios [Paradise Lost, Kreator, Leprous]. VOTUM combines dark and vibrant atmosphere with metal traditions, bringing both force and ambience to play. The band is no stranger to musical diversity with subtle cinematic frailty and modern electronica. Dealing in powerful guitars and acoustic ballads VOTUM creates a very specific blend of fresh and unusual approach to progressive rock and metal.
VOTUM will tour Europe together with Kingcrow in February and March. Below you'll find the confirmed dates. More dates will be announced soon.
26: Progresja - Warsaw [PL]
27: Exit-US - Prague [CZ]
01: Bambi Galore/Kultur Palast - Hamburg [DE]
02: De Pul - Uden [NL]
03: Boerderij - Zoetermeer [NL]
04: La Boule Noir - Paris [FR]
05: Verlichte Geest - Roeselare [BE]
06: The Underworld - London [UK]
10: Barrio's Cafe - Milano [IT]
11: Traffic Club - Rome [IT]
12: Alchemia Club - Bologna [IT]
":KTONIK:" track listing
04. Blackened Tree
09. Last Word
January 10, 2016
We're extremely happy to be able to announce that what we consider one of the best young progressive metal bands of the last decade has decided to not only reunite after a three-year hiatus, but also to rejoin forces with us here at Intromental. Without further ado, we give you LOST IN THOUGHT. Also, please make sure to check out the brand new song A New Life.
January 8, 2016
A few additional concerts has just been announced:
* KINGCROW and VOTUM will be performing in Uden, Holland on March 2nd
* LEPROUS will be performing in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 23rd
January 05, 2016
LEPROUS has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann Prisen) for their 2015 album "The Congregation"
December 27, 2015
With the new year about to start, we can add a few concerts to the list of upcoming 2016 shows for our bands:
* UNTIL RAIN will be performing March 19, 2016 at the Metal Over Malta Festival at Chateau Buskett on the beautiful island of Malta.
* PERSEFONE will be performing at the Resurrection Festival in Viveiro, Span on July 8, 2016.
* CHAOS DIVINE and SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE will both perform at the ProgPower Europe festival in Baarlo, Holland on September 30 - October 1, 2016.
*Also, a couple of additional dates have been added to the KINGCROW/VOTUM co-headliner European tour (see the December 14 news flash for the list of dates).
December 14, 2015
":KTONIK:", the new album from the Polish prog rock/metal band VOTUM will be released on February 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
The album was mixed by David Castillo at Ghost Ward [Katatonia, Opeth, Bloodbath] and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios [Paradise Lost, Kreator, Leprous].
VOTUM combines dark and vibrant atmosphere with metal traditions, bringing both force and ambience to play. The band is no stranger to musical diversity with subtle cinematic frailty and modern electronica. Dealing in powerful guitars and acoustic ballads VOTUM creates a very specific blend of fresh and unusual approach to progressive rock and metal.
Check out a short album teaser here.
VOTUM will tour Europe together with Kingcrow in February and March.
Below you'll find the first confirmed dates. More dates will be announced soon.
02/26/2016: Progresja - Warsaw (PL)
02/27/2016: Exit-US - Prague (CZ)
03/01/2016: Bambi Galore/Kultur Palast - Hamburg (DE)
03/02/2016: De Pul - Uden (NL)
03/03/2016: Boerderij - Zoetermeer (NL)
03/04/2016: La Boule Noire - Paris (F)
03/05/2016: Verlichte Geest - Roeselare (BE)
03/06/2016: The Underworld Camden - London (UK)
03/10/2016: Barrio's Cafe - Milano (IT)
03/11/2016: Traffic Live Club - Rome (IT)
03/12/2016: Alchemica Music Club - Bologna (IT)
November 10, 2015
Norwegian prog masters LEPROUS are set to add another 9 dates, to the extensive tour, that took place in October 2015, by heading out on the road in April, bringing along Voyager from Australia, as special guest.
Einar Solberg (vocals/keys) explains: We felt that we didn't hit all the areas in mainland Europe with the fall tour – we simply didn't have enough days available, to accommodate all areas with a show, so we decided to add some dates in April, giving people a chance to get a full-length Leprous show, with a full production. With the 2 additional shows in November (Rome and Nürnberg), we have covered most countries/areas in Europe! We are looking forward to meeting you all, at the shows.
With shows revealed in Australia (alongside Voyager) and several festival shows announced (Karmøygeddon in April, Tons Of Rock in June), 2016 is set to be another busy live-year for Leprous – and many more shows will be revealed during the next months, so stand by for more news on your favourite progressive metal act!
04/01/2016: 's Hertogenbosch, (NL), W2
04/02/2016: Helmond, (NL), Cacaofabriek
04/03/2016: Hoofddorp, (NL), Podium Duycker
04/05/2016: Hamburg, (DE), Logo
04/06/2016: Essen, (DE), Turock
04/07/2016: Pratteln, (CH), Z7
04/08/2016: Strasbourg, (FR), La Laiterie
04/09/2016: Durbuy, (BE), Durbuy Rock Festival
October 25, 2015
With CHAOS DIVINE, yet another exciting band have joined the ranks of Intromental Worldwide. This amazing band, hailing from Perth, Australia, has quickly become one of the hottest names in the modern-progressive metal scene, with their amalgam of smooth melodies, pure aggression and technical craftmanship.
You can find more info about the band in the ARTISTS section of our site, and don't miss their video for the song "Soldiers" right here.
October 10, 2015
Norwegian progressive quintet LEPROUS have announced an exclusive Australian tour with Perth's premium progressive metal band, Voyager in January/February in next year. The tour hit major cities, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. This will be the first time Leprous tours the country, so don't miss out!
29/01/2016: The Factory Floor, Sydney
30/01/2016: Amplifier Bar, Perth
05/02/2016: The Brightside, Brisbane
06/02/2016: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
September 04, 2015
UK progressive metal giants Threshold has announced their upcoming 2016 European tour. We're very proud to present the 2 Intromental bands SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE and DAMNATION ANGELS as the support bands for the entire tour.
1/13/2016 - Weert, Netherlands
1/14/2016 - Cologne, Germany
1/15/2016 - Hamburg, Germany
1/16/2016 - Berlin, Germany
1/17/2016 - Markneukirchen, Germany
1/18/2016 - Munich, Germany
1/20/2016 - Aarau, Switzerland
1/21/2016 - Aschaffenburg, Germany
1/22/2016 - Essen, Germany
1/23/2016 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
1/24/2016 - London, UK
September 01, 2015
We're very proud to announce the signing of international super-act SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE. This is a band that not only pushes the boundaries of heavy metal and prog rock, but also accomplishes to create a sound so distinct that you're never in doubt that this is something unique you're listening to. It goes without saying that we were already fans of the band before the first contact was made, and it gives us immense pleasure to welcome Subterranean Masquerade to Intromental.
More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site, and don't forget to check out their video for the song "Blanket of Longing" right here.
July 31, 2015
We're extremely excited to announce the signing of New York / New Jersey based female fronted power metal artist MIDNIGHT ETERNAL. With their epic song writing, heavy sounds and beautiful melodies, the band took us by surprise and made us realize that this was exactly the kind of band we needed on our roster.
More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site, and don't forget to check out their video for the song "When Love And Faith Collide" right here.
July 16, 2015
SIMULACRUM have released a video teaser from their upcoming concept album Sky Divided. The video presents the versatile sound of the band which, in some occasions, bows towards classic progressive metal but in others, ventures into unexplored grounds. See the video here.
The next important dates in Simulacrum's calendar are the 14th and 28th of August, when the band releases two large-budget music videos that deepen the post-apocalyptic world of "Sky Divided" to the listener. The album will be released on the 28th of August on CD as well as on digital download by Inverse Records and a copy bundled with autographs can be pre-ordered at the following link: pre-order.
July 12, 2015
Swedish prog/chaos/death/avantgarde/masters-of-all-things LOCH VOSTOK have released their new video for the title song off of their new album "From These Waters". The video can be seen here.
July 03, 2015
After having performed at Metropolis Fest in Belarus with Dream Theater last weekend, Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS continue to promote their newest studio album "The Congregation", which was recently released worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
Today, LEPROUS are pleased to launch the lyric video for the album track "Slave". The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. The video can be viewed here.
LEPROUS' Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about the track: "I would say that Slave is one of the most emotional tracks of the album. The foundation is simple, but the content is rich".
July 02, 2015
LOCH VOSTOK and PERSEFONE will be embarking on a co-headliner tour across Europe in August, 2015. Support on the trek will come from Swedish band One Hour Hell.
08/20/2015 (SE) Osthammar, OHK/Bowlan
08/21/2015 (DK) Copenhagen, High Voltage
08/22/2015 (D) Essen, Turock Open Air
08/23/2015 (NL) Hoofddorp/Amsterdam, Podium Duycker
08/24/2015 (UK) London, Garage
08/26/2015 (CH) Pratteln, Z7
08/28/2015 (E) Barcelona, Razz3
June 27, 2015
POEM has been confirmed for the Atoma Festival in Athens, Greece on July 11, 2015.
June 24, 2015
Stratovarius confirms Gloryhammer and Intromental act DIVINE ASCENSION as support for their upcoming European Tour. This will mark the first European shows for DIVINE ASCENSION.
10/05/2015 Tallinn – Factory (EST)
10/06/2015 Riga - Melna Piektdiena (LIT)
10/07/2015 Vilnius - Galaxy Event Hall (LIT)
10/09/2015 Cracov – Fabryka (PL)
10/10/2015 Warsaw – Progresja (PL)
10/11/2015 Berlin – C-Club (GER)
10/13/2015 Vienna – Szene (AT)
10/14/2015 Budapest – Club 202 or Barba Negra (HUN)
10/16/2015 Geiselwind – Musichall (GER)
10/17/2015 Lindau – Vaudeville (GER)
10/20/2015 Munich – Backstage (GER)
10/21/2015 Milano – Live Club (IT)
10/23/2015 Bilbao – Santana (ESP)
10/24/2015 Madrid – Sala BUT (ESP)
10/25/2015 Sevilla – Custom (ESP)
10/27/2015 Valencia – Koh-Tao (ESP)
10/28/2015 Barcelona – Razzmatazz (ESP)
10/30/2015 Pratteln – Z-7 (CH)
10/31/2015 Besancon – La Rodia (F)
11/01/2015 Paris – Trabendo (F)
11/03/2015 London – O2 Islington Academy (UK)
11/04/2015 Vosselaar – Biebob (BE)
11/05/2015 Eindhoven – Effenaar (NL)
11/06/2015 Cologne – Essigfabrik (GER)
11/07/2015 Bochum – Matrix (GER)
11/09/2015 Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
11/10/2015 Stuttgart – LKA (GER)
11/11/2015 Hamburg – Gruenspan (GER)
11/12/2015 Karlsruhe – Substage (GER)
11/13/2015 Kufstein – Kulturfabrik (AT)
June 23, 2015
Eidos, the anxiously awaited sixth studio album from Rome, Italy-based progressive metal champions, KINGCROW, is out today, a priority title for Sensory Records. In celebration of the album's official release date, the grand, explosive album is now playing in its entirety through a stream at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
June 22, 2015
Another 5 dates in has been added to the upcoming LEPROUS European tour 2015.
9/18/2015 Puppet Theater - Yerevan, Armenia
9/19/2015 tba - Tiblisi, Georgia
9/20/2015 Garaj - Istanbul, Turkey
9/21/2015 AN Club - Athens, Greece
9/22/2015 Eight Ball Club - Thessaloniki, Greece
LEPROUS will also be headlining the Generation Prog Festival in Nuernberg, Germany on November 21, 2015, as well as performing at the Karmoygeddon Festival April 28, 2016 in Kopervik, Norway.
June 07, 2015
A couple of concert updates:
UNTIL RAIN have announced their first show in almost a year - the show will be at the Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 20, 2015. They will also be performing in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 27, 2015.
LEPROUS will be supporting Dream Theater at Metropolis Fest in Minsk, Belarus on June 25, 2015.
BLINDEAD and LOCH VOSTOK will both be performing at the Turock Open Air in Essen, Germany on August 22, 2015.
June 02, 2015
With the street date for Italian progressive metal sextet KINGCROW's sixth album, Eidos, rapidly approaching, a new single from the record has been released through an exclusive premiere of "At The Same Pace" at BraveWords.com.
Boasting over an hour of material which closes the path-of-life saga of their prior two albums -- Phlegethon dealing with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth -- Eidos carries a more foreboding, ominous edge than KINGCROW's other releases. "At The Same Pace" is the eighth of the ten brand new movements on the album, and after leading off with a somber, clean intro, the track lifts off into a nearly eight-minute endeavor, which is as heavily motivated by synth-soaked atmospheres as it is a mid-paced, thundering, drive.
Listen to KINGCROW's "At The Same Pace" via BraveWords now at THIS LOCATION.
June 01, 2015
Following the late Springtime release of their debut full-length album, Karma Sown, Washington DC-area modern progressive trio IRIS DIVINE has confirmed a mid-Summer four-city tour through the Northeastern US. Touring alongside their friends in MindMaze, the outfit will begin the trek in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 30th, followed by show in New York City and Baltimore over the next two nights, before the tour closes down in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 2nd.
7/30/2015 Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA
7/31/2015 Gussy's - New York, NY
8/01/2015 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD
8/02/2015 Howler's - Pittsburgh, PA
May 22, 2015
Prog Metallers LEPROUS are releasing their newest and much anticipated studio album "The Congregation" via InsideOutMusic as of today in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland.
Here are the further release dates per territory:
UK / Benelux / France / Greece / Norway / Denmark / Portugal / Rest of Europe: Monday, May 25, 2015
Italy / Spain / Poland: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sweden: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Australia / New Zealand: Friday, May 29, 2015
North America: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
"The Congregation" is already gathering critical acclaim and has scored "album of the month" honours in Rock Hard Mag. (France) and cover stories features for LEPROUS in Metal Obs Mag. (France) as well as Norway Rock Mag. (Norway), who stated: "The best Norwegian album of 2015 is delivered!"
May 14, 2015
With the nearing release of Eidos, the sixth studio full-length from Italian progressive metal troupe KINGCROW nearing release next month through Sensory Records, the first single has been released through an official video for the track, "The Moth," via an exclusive premiere with massive print and online entity Prog Magazine.
Showcasing the Rome-based KINGCROW sextet's expansive take on forward-thinking metal in a completely different approach than ever before, the video for "The Moth" was created in a unique animated style by Argentinean artist Gastón Viñas, widely known for his similarly-styled works for Radiohead, including videos for their songs "2+2=5" and "A Wolf At The Door," which combined have collected nearly fifteen million views on YouTube.
Issues band guitarist/backing vocalist Diego Cafolla about the song, "When we started to think about the first single, 'The Moth' seemed the obvious choice to us since it's short, busy and quite catchy at the same time and shows also some new ingredients to our sound…". He continues about the inception of the video, "I was listening to a Radiohead playlist on YouTube when this animated video (for the song "2+2=5") popped up and I found it terrific and mesmerizing… I contacted Gastón Viñas, the author of the animation, just to tell him how much I appreciated his art…he wrote me back that he listened and loved KINGCROW's music and that's how it started. I gave him some inputs about the album concept, the artwork and the song's lyrics and he came out with another brilliant piece of art!"
May 13, 2015
Fans of progressive and melodic metal are offered a real treat, when Finnish band SIMULACRUM release their new concept album "Sky Divided" through Inverse Records on August 28, 2015. An album, seeking the boundaries of the melodic and progressive universe, with new and refreshing ideas to the genre. Huge choruses and heavy riffing, underlined by big-laden atmospheric keys, finally topped with a strong and powerful voice.
The artwork (view it here) was expertly created by Jan Yrlund, who has worked with artists, such as Manowar, Stratovarius and Sirenia - and the cover portrayes the post-apocalyptic mood of the album's title track.
To support the album release SIMULACRUM has tons of material packed away, and it will be released in the weeks, leading up to the release date, through the bands website, social media and webzines. There will be three big-budget music videos (one is already released), multicam live video recordings from Turku Klubi, a teaser of the songs and making-of video snippets.
May 11, 2015
Canadian melodic metallers BOREALIS have inked a deal with AFM Records and will release their new album "Purgatory" on June 19, 2015 (Europe) / July 21, 2015 (North America). So far this young and talented band may mostly be known to insiders and a smaller but devoted fanbase, but their new (3rd) album "Purgatory" proves that BOREALIS belong to the best bands in the genre.
May 01, 2015
Prog Metallers LEPROUS are set to release their newest studio album "The Congregation" on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The Norwegian act is therefor now debuting another new song off the upcoming album.
Check out the intense track "Rewind" presented by Prog Magazine (UK) right here.
LEPROUS checked in to comment about "Rewind" as follows:
"Rewind is of the more dynamic songs of the album. It kind of shows everything that LEPROUS is about within 7 minutes, while still having a powerful and focused foundation. Not to mention it's rather catchy."
April 28, 2015
As Laser's Edge division, Sensory Records, prepares to release KINGCROW's sixth full-length studio recording, Eidos, the album's cover artwork, track listing and additional details have been revealed. Sensory Records, who also released KINGCROW's In Crescendo album, will unveil Eidos worldwide on June 23. Music from the album and new tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
April 21, 2015
We're very proud to announce the signing of one of the really exciting artists, to emerge from Poland in the recent years - VOTUM. The Polish melodic post-rock/metal scene is thriving and Votum is a fantastic ambassador for this particular style of music. Ambience, aggression, melody, catchiness...they have it all. They'll be a great add, to an already splendid Intromental roster (if we may say so), and we expect big things to happen for the band.
More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site.
April 15, 2015
Rome, Italy's progressive metal masters, KINGCROW, have wrapped up the final touches on the band's valiant sixth album, Eidos, and is preparing to release it through Sensory Records this June.
Describing the band today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of such artists as Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Opeth, Anathema, Pink Floyd, Meshuggah, Radiohead, King Crimson and Massive Attack are all present in the music of KINGCROW. With each release, the band has taken a step further away from their original roots as a classic hard rock/metal band, and is today one of the most personal and exciting bands that Italy has to offer the scene.
Following the success of their In Crescendo album released through Sensory in February 2014, KINGCROW returns this year witih Eidos, a new conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. After their album, Phlegethon, dealt with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth, Eidos can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life. Musically it sees the band exploring new territories and pushing the extremes of its complex soundscape with a darker atmosphere and a more progressive attitude. With over an hour of new material, Eidos is the next logical progression in the evolution of KINGCROW, and will open the next doorway for what lies in wait for them next.
Also responsible for the release of KINGCROW's In Crescendo album, Sensory Records - the metal subdivision of progressive music collective, The Laser's Edge - will unveil Eidos worldwide on June 23rd. Additional album details and audio samples will be released in the very near future.
April 07, 2015
Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS, who are set to release their newest studio album "The Congregation" on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic are now debuting the first new music for the release via the video clip for the opening-track "The Price".
Presented by Prog Mag and Metal Hammer in the UK/Europe, Metal Hammer in Germany and Metal Injection in North America, you can now check the dynamic video directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films (who already worked with the band on their previous clips!) right here.
LEPROUS have checked in with the following comment about the clip: "The Price was the obvious choice for us to make a video of. It's straight to the point, technical, focused, catchy and shows a new side of LEPROUS. We're very happy to be working with Twitchy Films also this time, and they've done a impeccable job creating an atmospheric and artistic video clip."
April 06, 2015
With their second album, "Liberator" (ViciSolum Productions), receiving worldwide acclaim hailed as "...the Prog/Power release to beat for 2014" by Metal Crypt and "...an album you simply have to own" by Metal As Fuck, DIVINE ASCENSION is embarking on a national headlining tour throughout Australia followed by a tour as the main support for German power metal legends, Blind Guardian, for their entire "Beyond The Red Mirror" Australian Tour 2015.
To launch their first national tour, Divine Ascension have now released their highly anticipated "Liberator" film clip. Filmed over three days with director Michael Pace of Pace Audio at the helm, the band decided to push music video medium introducing special effects, actors and an ominous undercurrent that permeates through the central story line.
All of these elements work to further amplify the music which can only be described as exhilarating and captivating. It has erroneously been suggested that the metal scene is dying in Australia. It's not dead ... it's been filming!
To view the long awaited "Liberator" film clip, click right here.
March 30, 2015
Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are set to release their newest studio album, "The Congregation", on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
The album's epic artwork, which was created by artist Nihil / www.nihil.fr, has now been launched - see here.
LEPROUS comment on the cover artwork as follows: "The artwork represents the album's dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance".
"The Congregation" will be available as standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download as well as on limited editions as Mediabook CD and 2LP featuring a bonus track entitled "Pixel".
LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).
March 26, 2015
Canadian power metal band BOREALIS will be touring across North America in the fall alongside Evergrey, Voyager and Oceans of Slumber.
08.26.2015 - Reggies, Chicago, IL
08.27.2015 - Agora, Cleveland, OH
08.28.2015 - Token Lounge, Detroit, MI
08.29.2015 - Opera House, Toronto, ON
08.30.2015 - Cafe Campus, Montreal, QC
09.01.2015 - Le Cercle, Quebec City, CQ
09.03.2015 - The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
09.04.2015 - Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
09.05.2015 - Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
09.06.2015 - Empire, Springfield, VA
09.07.2015 - The Casbah, Charlotte, NC
March 25, 2015
In less than a week, New Jersey-based Sensory Records will release modern progressive metal act IRIS DIVINE's debut full-length, Karma Sown, and the album today sees early public infiltration through an exclusive stream and feature now live at BraveWords.com.
March 22, 2015
A couple of new shows for Intromental bands have been announced;
04.03.2015 - PERSEFONE in Barcelona, Spain as support for Soen
04.04.2015 - PERSEFONE in Madrid, Spain as support for Soen
05.02.2015 - DAMNATION ANGELS at Ridgefest in Liverpool, UK
06.19.2015 - DIVINE ASCENSION in Melbourne, Australia as support for Blind Guardian
06.20.2015 - DIVINE ASCENSION in Sydney, Australia as support for Blind Guardian
07.10.2015 - LEPROUS at Tech-Fest in Newark-on-Trent, UK
February 19, 2015
Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS have wrapped up work for their newest studio album, which follows up 2013's acclaimed "Coal" release. The album will be entitled "The Congregation" and is to be released on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
LEPROUS vocalist and keyboard player Einar Solberg has checked in as follows about the album:
"This has without doubt been the most challenging album to write so far, if you count the amount of hours, blood, sweat and tears behind it. Which makes me extra proud to just have delivered the master of what I consider to be the most daring, technical, fresh and mature album we've ever done. The music of "The Congregation" is mostly written by me on my computer, so that I this time around could use my ears instead of my knowledge as the main writing tool. If you use your knowledge and your usual methods to write every album, you will eventually find yourself stuck in a quagmire of old habits. Lyrically "The Congregation" covers the dangers and consequences of blindly following the flow, thus the album title will speak for itself."
LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for their new album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).
Next to some previously announced festival appearances and the newly added show at Fortarock in The Netherlands in June, LEPROUS are now revealing the first dates for their extensive European headlining tour in support of "The Congregation" for September-October, alongside Rendezvous Point and another yet to be announced main support act. Check here for the dates confirmed so far:
09.25.2015 Bergen (Norway) - Garage / www.garage.no
10.02.2015 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Forbraendingen / www.forbraendingen.dk
10.03.2015 Cologne (Germany) - Euroblast Festival / www.euroblast.net
10.04.2015 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Europe / www.progpower.eu
10.05.2015 Paris (France) - Le Divan Du Monde / www.divandumonde.com
10.06.2015 Nantes (France) - Le Ferrailleur / www.leferrallieur.fr
10.08.2015 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA club / www.rcaclub.com
10.09.2015 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol / www.salacaracol.com
10.10.2015 Murcia (Spain) - Garaje / www.garajebeatclub.com
10.11.2015 Barcelona, (Spain) - Apolo 2 www.sala-apolo.com
10.12.2015 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao / www.ninkasi.fr
10.13.2015 London, (UK) - Garage / www.mamacolive.com/thegarage
10.14.2015 Manchester (UK) - Ruby Lounge / www.therubylounge.com
10.15.2015 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece / www.thefleece.co.uk
10.16.2015 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Jan Hertog
10.17.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage / www.substage.de
10.18.2015 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
10.19.2015 Milano (Italy) - Legend Club / www.legendclub.jimdo.com
10.20.2015 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
10.22.2015 Brasov (Romania) - Rockstadt
10.23.2015 Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
10.24.2015 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Club / www.majestic.sk
10.25.2015 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice / www.novachmelnice.cz
10.26.2015 Warszaw (Poland) - Progresja / www.progresja.com
10.27.2015 Riga (Latvia) - Rockcafe / www.rockcafe.lv
10.28.2015 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi / www.elmu.fi
10.30.2015 Stockholm (Sweden) - Bryggarsalen / www.bryggarsalen.se
10.31.2015 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee / www.rockefeller.no
February 16, 2015
Intromental Worldwide is proud to announce its new signing, Finnish metal band CØNSTANTINE. The depth and the diversity in their material convinced us that this was a band we had to work together with - a band that are not only true to their roots in classic progressive power metal, but also have a fresh and unique look towards the future. Check out their video for the song "Remedy" and you'll see (and hear) what we're referring to. Currently the band is hard at work on recording their third full length album, which we will be shopping around to the record labels in just a few months. We're expecting a lot of good things from this cooperation. More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site.
February 11, 2015
We're very thrilled to be able announce the signing of Greek progressive metal / alternative rock band POEM. The band completely won us over with their unique mixture of dark prog and great melodies all set in an alternative rock sound - here's a little bit of everything; from Tool to Burst, from Katatonia to Dream Theater, from Porcupine Tree to Mastodon. Check out the first video from the upcoming album right here.
February 10, 2015
LEPROUS has been announced for the Fortarock Festival taking place in Nijmegen, Holland on June 6, 2015. Other bands set to play includes Lamb Of God, Epica and Exodus.
February 09, 2015
UK power metal heroes DAMNATION ANGELS are ready with their second album, "The Valiant Fire". The album, which sees the band go even more symphonic and bombastic than on the debut, will be released Worldwide through Massacre Records on March 27, 2015. Check out the first single "Finding Requiem" right here.
January 30, 2015
With their second album, Liberator (ViciSolum Productions), receiving worldwide acclaim hailed as "...the Prog/Power release to beat for 2014" by Metal Crypt and "...an album you simply have to own" by Metal As Fuck, DIVINE ASCENSION is embarking on a national headlining tour throughout Australia. Totaling nine epic shows across the country, the Liberating Australia Tour will kick off on April 11 and feature many of Australia's premiere metal acts.
04.11.2015 - Melbourne, Australia
04.18.2015 - Adelaide, Australia
05.02.2015 - Brisbane, Australia
05.15.2015 - Bendigo, Australia
05.22.2015 - Sydney, Australia
05.23.2015 - Canberra, Australia
05.30.2015 - Geelong, Australia
More dates to be announced soon.
January 28, 2015
We're happy to announce that IRIS DIVINE's new album, "Karma Sown" will be released worldwide March 31, 2015 through the renowned Sensory Records. Check out the song "A Suicide Aware" here.
January 11, 2015
Swedish extreme progressive metallers LOCH VOSTOK are set to release their 6th album titled "From These Waters" on March 27, 2015 through Vicisolum Records. Ten new songs that covers pretty much anything and everything metal, from doom to übershred, from death metal to djent, from black metal to progmetal, from beauty to the ugliest of ugly! This time, only grittier!
Two new songs "Like Poison to the Stars" and "Sentiment" is streaming on Bandcamp.
January 4, 2015
It's with great pleasure we can announce the signing of upcoming Virginia (USA) based IRIS DIVINE. An intriguing amalgam of the sounds of Tool, King's X and Porcupine Tree among other - forward thinking prog metal at its best! Check out the first single from their upcoming release "Karma Sown" here and read more about the band at this location.
November 30, 2014
Intromental is proud to announce the signing of Finland's up-and-coming melodic progressive metal band SIMULACRUM. Imagine a mixture of Symphony X, Circus Maximus, Vanden Plas, and Seventh Wonder, and you're pretty close to the sound of this exciting band. Currently hard at work on their second full length album, the band has released the video for the song "Deep in the Trenches" - check it out here and read more about the band at this location.
October 27, 2014
We're very proud to announce the upcoming worldwide release of the new DIVINE ASCENSION album "Liberator". The album will be released through Vicisolum Productions on November 21, 2014.
Check out the first single/video ("Stronger") from the album here.
October 20, 2014
Two Intromental bands, LEPROUS and UNTIL RAIN, have been announced for the October 2-3, 2015 ProgPower Europe Festival in Baarlo, Holland. Other bands confirmed includes Myrath and Pagan's Mind. More info here.
Also, LOCH VOSTOK has been announced for the May 23, 2015 Secrets of Metal Festival taking place in Voselaar, Belgium. More info at this link.
October 07, 2014
RESONANCE ROOM will open for Fleshgod Apocalypse on October 18, 2014 during "Minchiarura Underground Culture Fest" at "Tza Tza Mon Amour" Palermo (PA), Italy. Here's a teaser video for the show.
September 01, 2014
HALCYON WAY will be heading to Europe in October/November 2014, as support act for veteran metallers Saxon and Skid Row.
10.30.2014 - Aladin, Bremen, Germany
11.01.2014 - Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
11.02.2014 - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
11.04.2014 - Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
11.05.2014 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
11.06.2014 - 013, Tilburg, Holland
11.08.2014 - Munchenbrewery, Stockholm, Sweden
11.09.2014 - Tradgaen, Gothenburg, Sweden
11.10.2014 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
11.12.2014 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
11.13.2014 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
11.14.2014 - Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
11.15.2014 - Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
11.16.2014 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
11.18.2014 - Posthof, Linz, Austria
11.19.2014 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
11.20.2014 - Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
11.21.2014 - Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
11.23.2014 - LKA/Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
11.24.2014 - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
11.25.2014 - Le Transbordour, Lyon, France
11.26.2014 - Bikini, Toulouse, France
11.29.2014 - Le Splendid, Lille, France
August 31, 2014
LEPROUS has been announced for the BeProg Festival, taking place in Barcelona, Spain on July 11, 2015, alongside bands such as Riverside and Ihsahn.
August 09, 2014
ARTIZAN have launched their Indiegogo campaign for the forthcoming third album "The Furthest Reaches". You can help make their first concept album here.
August 02, 2014
We're excited to announce that CREATION'S END has signed a worldwide deal for the release of their upcoming sophomore album, "Metaphysical", with Pure Prog Records (a subsidiary of Pure Steel Records). The release of "Metaphysical" will be August 29, 2014.
The band has released the first lyric video from the album for the song "Push" - you can view the video right here.
July 11, 2014
Norway's LEPROUS released latest album "Coal" last Summer, and now the band will head to North America to tour in support of the disc. Leprous comments:
"We're over excited to announce that we'll finally do some shows in the USA and Canada in September! It has always been a dream for us to do a US/Canada tour, and to start the tour in one of the coolest festivals in the country is an honor! Even though the tour is rather short we get to visit many great places. We promise to give everything we have to give, so we recommend you to attend a show near you!"
September 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA
September 16 - Detroit, MI - The Token Lounge
September 17 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
September 18 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
September 19 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
September 20 - New York, NY - Studio @ Webster Hall
September 21 - Springfield, VA - Empire
June 18, 2014
Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers HALCYON WAY have confirmed an August 19th North American release date and an August 23rd European release date for their new album Conquer. The album will be released on Nightmare Records in North America and via Massacre Records in Europe. Today the artwork and track listing for Conquer have been unveiled.
Singer Steve Braun commented on the new album: "We are super stoked about how this entire album has come out, from music down to the artwork. Once again our good friend Travis Smith has taken our basic artwork concept and made it into a masterpiece. The artwork visually shows the struggles we as a band have faced and how it could have destroyed us, yet at the same time shows how we've emerged from the rubble as a solid unit ready to conquer ANY obstacle in our way. For us we raised the bar with Building the Towers back in 2010, and with the new album Conquer we've surpassed our wildest dreams."
2. Web Of Lies
3. Conceived In Torment
5. World Comes Undone
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun
June 16, 2014
DAMNATIONS DAY has been announced as the official support band for the upcoming European tour of heavy metal stalwarts Accept!
09.19 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
09.20 - Garden Konsert & Kongress, Linkoping, Sweden
09.21 - Traedgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
09.24 - Rytmikotjaamo, Seinajoki, Finland
09.26 - Torunda, Tornio, Finland
09.27 - Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
09.28 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
09.30 - Debaser Medic, Stockholm, Sweden
10.01 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
10.03 - Nojesfabriken, Karlstad, Sweden
10.04 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany
10.05 - Hyde Park, Osnabrueck, Germany
10.07 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
10.08 - Bataclan, Paris, France
10.10 - Totem, Pamplona, Spain
10.11 - Riviera, Madrid, Spain
10.12 - Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona, Spain
10.14 - Bikini, Toulouse, France
10.16 - La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
10.17 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
10.18 - Tonhalle, Munchen, Germany
10.20 - Neue Stadthalle, Langen, Germany
10.21 - Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
10.22 - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
10.24 - Stadtgarten, Erfurt, Germany
10.25 - Euronics, Zlin, Czech Republic
10.26 - Petöfi Hall, Budapest, Hungary
10.28 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
10.29 - Filharmonie, Filderstadt, Germany
June 06, 2014
HALCYON WAY are pleased to announce that they have signed a multi-album contract with Massacre Records for Europe and the rest of the world, and have re-signed with Nightmare Records in North America. The band's new album Conquer is due for release later this year.
Guitarist Jon Bodan commented on the signings:
"We are very, very excited to announce that we have signed a multi-album deal with the legendary Massacre Records for Europe and the rest of the world, and we have re-signed with our good friends at Nightmare Records for the North American release of our new album, "Conquer". We cannot wait for this new album to come out and for you guys to hear it. It's the heaviest thing we have ever done, the catchiest thing we've ever done, and we are incredibly excited to get it in your hands."
May 27, 2014
Don't forget that the "Reclaiming the Land" co-headliner European tour for MANTICORA and SEVEN KINGDOMS begins tomorrow. More info here: www.reclaimingthelandtour.com/.
Also, SEVEN KINGDOMS have announced that they'll be playing a homecoming headline show at The Haven in Orlando, FL, USA on June 21, 2014.
April 24, 2014
We are pleased is extremely pleased to announce that three of the youngest and brightest bands in progressive metal will join forces for a UK & Irish tour later this year. Haken, LEPROUS and Maschine will all head out on the road together in October / November 2014 for what will be the biggest run of UK dates that any band has yet embarked on, showcasing some of the younger progressive talent that the hard rock / metal scene has to offer.
10.23.2014: The Garage, London, UK
10.24.2014: Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
10.26.2014: The Fleece, Bristol, UK
10.27.2014: Robin 2, Wolverhampton, UK
10.29.2014: The Village, Dublin, Ireland
10.30.2014: O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
10.31.2014: Club Academy, Manchester, UK
11.01.2014: The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotland
11.02.2014: The Duchess, York, UK
March 15, 2014
KINGCROW will play the final gigs of their In Crescendo tour this April. After the successful series of European and North American concerts last year, the band will share the stage with Fates Warning as well as play the Rock ITtervoort Festival alongside Threshold.
Right after the tour the band will hit the studio for the recordings of the successor of "In Crescendo"!
04.11.2014: Rock Ittervoort Fest, Ittervoort, Holland (with Threshold and NemQ)
04.21.2014: Matrix, Bochum, Germany (with Fates Warning)
04.23.2014: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Fates Warning)
04.24.2014: K17, Berlin, Germany (with Fates Warning)
04.25.2014: Rock Cafe St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany (with Fates Warning)
March 14, 2014
LEPROUS has been announced for the 2014 Dokk'em Open Air Festival, taking place in Dokkum, Holland on June 20-21. Other bands confirmed includes Annihilator, Metal Church, Circus Maximus, Mayan and Gamma Ray.
March 13, 2014
PERSEFONE will be going out on a headlining Asian tour in April.
04.24.2014: Voodoo Lounge, Fukuoka, Japan
04.25.2014: Soma, Osaka, Japan
04.26.2014: Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan
04.27.2014: Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan
04.29.2014: Hertz Live House, Dalian, China
04.30.2014: Feng Live House, Shenyang, China
05.01.2014: Log Cabin Live House, Harbin, China
05.02.2014: tba, China
05.03.2014: tba, China
05.04.2014: Taipei, Taiwan
05.06.2014: Tai Chun, Taiwan
March 7, 2014
PERSEFONE will be re-releasing their classic masterpice "Core" world wide on April 18th through Vicisolum Productions. The album, unavailable out for years, has been requested by fans all around the world for an official re-release.
The new release of "Core", which also includes a very exclusive bonus track, has been remixed by Pere Revert (the producer directly involved in the creation of both "Shin-ken" and "Spiritual Migration"), striking back with even more power, bigger production, better sound and Annika von Holdt's marvelous artwork revisited by World renowned artist Travis Smith.
Listen to the new version of "Core" here: http://vicisolumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/core-2014.
March 2, 2014
KINGCROW and LEPROUS will both be performing at the 2 Days of Prog Veruno Festival, taking place in September in Veruno, Italy;
Kingcrow will perform on September 6 and Leprous on September 7.
February 9, 2014
It's official now - our North Carolina heavy metal heroes in WIDOW will be supporting Destruction and Krisiun on the first leg of their North American tour. This will also be the introduction of the new WIDOW drummer Jason Wheeler.
03.18.2014: The Palladium, Worchester, MA
03.19.2014: Marlin Room @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
03.20.2014: Empire, Springfield, VA
03.21.2014: Mojo 13, Wilmington, DE
03.22.2014: Alrosa Villa, Columbus, OH
03.23.2014: The Casbah, Johnson City, TN
03.24.2014: Fubar, St. Louis, MO
February 2, 2014
Intromental Worldwide is extremely proud to welcome our latest signing, the Polish avantgarde metal band BLINDEAD. The band can best be described as a mixture between bands such as Karnivool, Isis, Riverside, Katatonia and Neurosis - dark and heavy. More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site, and you can listen to the song "e5" or check out the video for their single "s1" in the MEDIA section.
February 1, 2014
LEPROUS has been confirmed to play at the Leyendas Del Rock Festival in Spain in August 2014.
February 1, 2014
Intromental have parted ways in mutual understanding with ANDROMEDA and DAKRYA. We wish the bands all the best of luck going forward.
January 27, 2014
In May/June, the Danish power/trash quintet MANTICORA will be headed out on a joint co-headliner European tour with US power metal act SEVEN KINGDOMS. The tour is called "Re-Claiming The Land Tour".
Both bands are super excited about the chance to present a load of strong and powerful material from their respective careers, with the chance of mixing both new and old material.
05.28.2014: DK - Copenhagen, Amager Bio
05.29.2014: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle/MarX
05.30.2014: NL - Hoogeveen, Het Podium
05.31.2014: BE - Maasmechelen, Concordia (Secrets Of Metal Festival)
06.01.2014: UK - London, The Underworld Camden
06.02.2014: FR - Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
06.03.2014: DE - Essen, Turock
06.05.2014: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz3
06.06.2014: FR - Nice, Altherax
06.07.2014: IT - Milano, Blue Rose Saloon
06.08.2014: CH - Pratteln, Z7
06.10.2014: SK - Bratislava, Randal Club
06.11.2014: AT - Wien, Replugged
December 14, 2013
It's with great pleasure that we can announce the signing of UK melodic thrash / heavy metal band IMMENSION. This is one of those bands that will immediately remind you of all the classics like Metallica, Megadeth or Iced Earth but also hinting at modern day bands such as Trivium or Avenged Sevenfold. More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site, and you can listen to the song "The Enemy Within" in the MEDIA section.
December 1, 2013
We're very proud to announce our latest signing, RESONANCE ROOM. Effortlessly blending grandiose melodies, melancholic themes and a decadent atmosphere, this Italian band sits comfortably in between giants such as Anathema, Pink Floyd, Katatonia and Pain of Salvation. More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site, and you can listen to the song "The Great Insomnia" in the MEDIA section.
October 18, 2013
Both BOREALIS and PERSEFONE have been announced for the 2014 edition of PPM Festival (in Belgium), taking place April 18-20. Other bands confirmed already now include Therion and In Extremo.
September 24, 2013
Due to the split-up of Boil a week ago, we have worked fast, securing a perfect replacement for the upcoming European ANDROMEDA and UNTIL RAIN tour. The band chosen for the middle-slot is the British symphonic power metal band DAMNATION ANGELS.
They recently released their debut album "Bringer Of Light" through Massacre Records - an album that has been massively praised by the media and by lots of fans, waiting to see this powerful outfit on stage.
11.15.2013: DK - Copenhagen, High Voltage
11.16.2013: DK - Esbjerg, Konfus
11.19.2013: UK - London, The Underworld Camden
11.20.2013: DE - Essen, Turock
11.21.2013: NL - Uden, De Pul
11.24.2013: F - Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
11.26.2013: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz3
11.27.2013: F - Nice, Altherax
11.28.2013: ITA - Milano, Bloom
11.29.2013: AUT - Wien, Replugged
12.01.2013: CZ - Prague, Nova Chmelnice
....with more shows to be announced…
September 22, 2013
Check out the latest lyrics-video from UNTIL RAIN for the song "Think Again" right here.
September 21, 2013
We're sad to announce that BOIL has split up and will no longer continue. We wish each of the guys all the best of luck in their future endeavors. Read full statement here.
September 15, 2013
ARTIZAN this week released their video clip for the song "The Guardian" off the critically acclaimed "Ancestral Energy" album. You can watch the video here.
September 12, 2013
We here at Intromental are very proud to announce that ARTIZAN and HALCYON WAY have been confirmed to perform as direct support to FATES WARNING in their upcoming North American tour!!!
Fates Warning, Halcyon Way:
Nov. 15 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
Nov. 17 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Nov. 20 - Toronto, ONT - Mod Club
Nov. 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Nov. 22 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Nov. 23 - New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov. 24 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Nov. 26 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
Nov. 27 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Nov. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Nov. 30 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Dec. 1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Fates Warning, Artizan:
Dec. 3 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Dec. 4 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Dec. 5 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Dec. 7 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Dec. 8 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
Dec. 11 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
Dec. 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
September 10, 2013
HALCYON WAY are preparing to hit the road in North America with Saxon and Fozzy. The tour kicks off this Thursday September 12th in Patchouge, NY and runs through October 19th in Vancouver, BC.
HALCYON WAY are currently in the final stages of mixing for their new album. The band recently completed work on a video for the song "Web Of Lies". The video received its exclusive premiere last weekend at the ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, GA. The video can be seen online here.
September 1, 2013
On Saturday, September 7, the audience at ProgPower USA Festival will be witnessing the world premieres of ARTIZAN's "The Guardian" video (6.00pm) and HALCYON WAY's "Web Of Lies" video (7.45pm).
August 27, 2013
The debut album of DAMNATIONS DAY, "Invisible, the Dead", will be released worldwide on September 17, 2013 through Nightmare Records. Make sure to pre-order your copy here.
August 27, 2013
Check out the new song "The Chosen None" as a teaser for the upcoming second CREATION'S END album "Metaphysical". Here is the link to the lyrics-video on YouTube.
August 22, 2013
IN THE SILENCE will be doing a West Coast tour in October alongside Oakland's Secrets of the Sky.
10.03.2013 - Stockton, CA, USA
10.04.2013 - Sacramento, CA, USA
10.05.2013 - San Jose, CA, USA
10.06.2013 - Los Angeles, CA, USA
10.07.2013 - Palm Springs, CA, USA
10.08.2013 - Las Vegas, NV, USA
10.09.2013 - Flagstaff, AZ, USA
10.10.2013 - Santa Fe, NM, USA
10.11.2013 - Phoenix, AZ, USA
10.12.2013 - Oakland, CA, USA
More info can be found here.
July 21, 2013
We're proud to announce that we'll be sending another 2 of our great progressive acts, KINGCROW and SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE out on a European tour. This time, a mini-tour, to support the 2 bands' latest releases, "In Crescendo" and "The New Eve".
08.30.2013 - Galery, Pratteln, Switzerland
08.31.2013 - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands
09.01.2013 - Underground, Cologne, Germany
09.03.2013 - La Boule Noire, Paris, France
09.04.2013 - Rocksound, Barcelona, Spain
09.06.2013 - Altherax, Nice, France
July 13, 2013
UNTIL RAIN has signed a worldwide deal with Escape Music for the August 23, 2013 release of their new album "Anthem to Creation". Make sure you visit the Media section of this site to check out the song "My Own Blood".
June 23, 2013
In August SEVEN KINGDOMS will embark on their first headliner tour of the eastern USA. There will be local support at all venues. Here's the list of confirmed shows this far - more will be added soon;
08.16.2013 - Mojo 13, Wilmington, NC
08.19.2013 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
08.21.2013 - The Maywood, Raleigh, NC
08.22.2013 - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
08.23.2013 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
08.24.2013 - The Haven, Orlando, FL
08.25.2013 - Churchills, Miami, FL
08.26.2013 - The Brass Mug, Tampa, FL
June 20, 2013
KINGCROW has been announced for the Ciao Luca Festival, taking place August 10 in Gradisca D'Isonzo, Italy. Other bands confirmed to play include Threshold, Crucified Barbara and Overtures.
June 11, 2013
HALCYON WAY has been announced as the support act for the North American Saxon/Fozzy co-headliner tour taking place in September and October 2013. These are the dates announced so far - still some to come;
09.12.13 - The Emporium - Patchogue, NY
09.13.13 - B.B. King's - New York, NY
09.14.13 - Corona Theater - Montreal, QC
09.15.13 - The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
09.17.13 - Reverb - Reading, PA
09.18.13 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
09.19.13 - McGuffy's - Dayton, OH
09.20.13 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
09.21.13 - Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
09.22.13 - The Rave Basement - Milwaukee, WI
09.24.13 - Reverb Rock Garden - Waterloo, IA
09.26.13 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
09.27.13 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
09.28.13 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
09.29.13 - Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
10.01.13 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
10.02.13 - Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
10.03.13 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
10.04.13 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
10.05.13 - M15 - Corona, CA
10.06.13 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10.08.13 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10.09.13 - Mt Tabor - Portland, OR
10.10.13 - The Venue - Vancouver, BC
May 19, 2013
Intromental Worldwide is very excitied to be able to announce that we have signed the UK/Greek melodic progressive metal band UNTIL RAIN. Currently the band is working on their second full length release "Anthem To Creation", which we will begin shopping towards record labels now. More info about the band can be found in the ARTISTS section of our site. We will soon let you all hear some of the upcoming release - until then, feel free to visit the Until Rain Bandcamp site to check out the previous releases of the band.
May 16, 2013
DIVINE ASCENSION have begun recording their follow up album to their highly acclaimed debut As The Truth Appears. Drummer, Luke Wenczel, spent five days in a Melbourne recording studio tracking his parts for Album 2. This video documents his journey! Check out a studio update here.
May 14, 2013
"The Cloak", the new video from Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS, can be seen here. The song somes off the band's new album, "Coal", which will be released on May 28 in North America (May 20 in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who produced the artwork for the band's last album, "Bilateral", in addition to working with The Mars Volta.
Says LEPROUS: "While we're anxiously waiting to release 'Coal' to the public, another taste of it is coming your way.
"A while back we announced a video was in the making, and now everything is ready for your eyes and ears. 'The Cloak' is our second music video, and we're extremely excited to finally release it."
The group adds: "We spent one very long day inside the Konnerud Hill Mines here in Norway, getting some very interesting footage. The video, just like the clip for 'Restless' on our previous album, was made by Twichty Films, but we promise you no fish or cake was harmed this time around. A dark, moist atmosphere, far into the deep..."
May 8, 2013
Sacramento California-based quartet IN THE SILENCE this week proudly officially releases their debut full-length, A Fair Dream Gone Mad, the ominous but epic release out now worldwide via Sensory Records. With incredibly moving riffs and otherworldly atmospheres, boasting a huge mid-tone clean vocal performance atop a thunderous display of technical metal percussion, A Fair Dream Gone Mad's forty-five minute lifespan possesses massive, pristine production, further magnifying the band's skilled approach.
To commemorate its release, A Fair Dream Gone Mad is now playing in its entirety via This Is Not A Scene here.
IN THE SILENCE also confirms the addition of keyboard player Brandon Guadagnolo of Earache Records artists With Passion to their ranks. The robust upgraded lineup will perform at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, Georgia early this September ... set to share the stage with Circle II Circle, Rhapsody, Wolverine, Soilwork, Shadow Gallery, Wolf, Circus Maximus, Armored Saint and more ... the East Coast trek setting up to include an additional bout of live performances to be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned for more live updates.
6/08/2013 Marilyn's on K - Sacramento, CA w/ Zeroclient, Once An Empire
9/05/2013 Progpower USA - Atlanta, GA w/ Rhapsody, Circle II Circle a.o.
May 6, 2013
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Ancestral Energy, the guitar-heavy new album by ARTIZAN. Ancestral Energy will be released May 14 by Pure Steel Records. Listen here.
May 1, 2013
Jacksonville Florida's melodic metal quartet ARTIZAN have released the single "I Am the Storm" from their forthcoming sophomore effort "Ancestral Energy". Check out the song courtesy of Metal Underground HERE.
Although they have created a truly unique sound for themselves, many comparisons to classic Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Fates Warning have been made. Clean, multi-octave vocals, classic riffing, spirited melodies and a touch of progressive elements are woven into the seven tracks on the new album. Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth) is a special guest on the epic 10 minute title track. The album illustration was created by Berlin based artist Eliran Kantor (Testament,Evile,Hatebreed,Atheist,Sigh).
"Ancestral Energy" will be released on May 10, 2013 via Pure Steel Records.
Pre-order in North America here: http://artizanmetal.com/store.html
European orders are availble here: http://www.puresteel-shop.com/ARTIZAN-Ancestral-Energy_1
April 29, 2013
Italian progressive metal outfit KINGCROW has crossed continents and is currently on North American soil touring in support of their grand fifth full-length, In Crescendo, out now on Sensory Records.
Following a kick-off show in Atlanta last night upon their arrival to the U.S., KINGCROW is in the process of hooking up with Pain Of Salvation, supporting the prog giants on an eight-city trek, not including a one-off show headlining the afterparty for the first night of this year's ROSFest gathering in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this Friday, May 3rd.
KINGCROW has completed their second official video from In Crescendo, for the album's fifth opus, "The Drowning Line," now playing alongside the previously-released video for "Morning Rain," a visual trailer for the North American tour and more, all viewable HERE.
Additionally, In Crescendo's opening track, "Right Before" is streaming at PureGrainAudio, and the second track, "This Ain't Another Love Song," at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles.
April 28, 2013
Persefone has been confirmed for 4 shows in China/Hong Kong, which marks the band's first appearance ever in Asia. Following the release of "Spiritual Migration" on Vicisolum Records, the band has received a lot of interest from fans and media all around the world, and now from China/Taiwan as well.
The dates of the 4 shows are:
June 27, 2013 - Beijing, Yu Gong live house
June 26, 2013 - ShangHai, Mao live house
June 29, 2013 - GuangZhou, SD live house
June 30, 2013 - Hong Kong, Hidden Agenda live house
The band is looking very much forward to perform for their Asian fans!
April 28, 2013
Pre-order the new LEPROUS album:
There are both a standard as well as a limited edition of the CD (digipack, with bonus track). Also, you'll find a bundle-package (CD and shirt), as well as the new album on either black or white vinyl.
April 22, 2013
Now, acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS, is revealing the cover artwork for "Coal" (their new album to be released on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic), conceived no other than acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who already took care of the previous album release "Bilateral" and also worked for bands like The Mars Volta. Here is what LEPROUS had to say about the artwork:
"The artwork for this album was a hard nut to crack. We wanted something dark, melancholic but with a distinct character. We tried several solutions without finding the perfect supplement for the music, before we decided to contact Jeff Jordan once again. Jeff immediately had wonderful ideas that we decided to pursue. The artwork of "Coal" is in my opinion the most iconic we've had so far."
April 20, 2013
DAMNATIONS DAY has been handpicked by Soilwork, to be the opening act at their October 4, 2013 show at Billboard, the Venue in Melbourne, Australia.
ANDROMEDA and BOIL will be playing two shows together in Sweden in September 2013. On 9/6 they'll be at the Debaser venue in Stockholm, and the following day, 9/7, at the Debaser venue in Malmoe.
April 09, 2013
Acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are getting ready to release their new album "Coal" on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
In order to give a first sneak-preview of this intriguing and challenging release, LEPROUS have now launched a first new song today in Europe via the website of UK's Metal Hammer magazine.
Check out "Chronic" here: www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/leprous-premiere-new-track-chronic.
LEPROUS singer / synth-player Einar Solberg comments about the song as follows: "We're delighted to finally be able to give you the first taste of our upcoming album "Coal"! "Coal" is a melancholic, soulful and very dynamic album. Where "Bilateral" was playful and "in-your face", "Coal" is subtle and floating. "Chronic" however, is of the more dynamic songs of the album. With a heavy basis, the song pinches a nerve Leprous has never before explored."
As previously mentioned, LEPROUS will be performing at various prominent summer festivals (Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, Sweden Rock, etc.) to promote the release of "Coal" and are now also announcing European shows as headlining act from September to November 2013. Here is a list of all dates confirmed so far:
06.09.2013 Trondheim (Norway) - Rockheim
07.09.2013 Bergen (Norway) - Garage
13.09.2013 Oslo (Norway) - John Dee
14.09.2013 Sandnes (Norway) - Tribute
15.09.2013 Drammen (Norway) - Buddy
16.09.2013 Skien (Norway) - Parkbiografen
17.09.2013 Göteborg (Sweden) - Musikens Hus
18.09.2013 Stockholm (Sweden) - Debaser
20.09.2013 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi Club
21.09.2013 St. Petersburg (Russia) - A2/Sputnik
25.09.2013 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
26.09.2013 Krakow (Poland) - Kwadrat
28.09.2013 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Beta2300
17.10.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
18.10.2013 Vienna (Austria) - Replugged
19.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal Club
20.10.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
21.10.2013 Bucharest (Romania) - Silver Church
22.10.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) - RBF Club
23.10.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
24.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
25.10.2013 Milano (Italy) - The Theatre Club
26.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery
27.10.2013 Genova (Italy) - Muddy Waters
29.10.2013 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
30.10.2013 Murcia (Spain) - 12&Medio
31.10.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
01.11.2013 Porto (Portugal) - Hard Club
02.11.2013 Lissabon (Portugal) - Side B
04.11.2013 Toulouse (France) - Les Saint Des Seins
05.11.2013 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
06.11.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock
07.11.2013 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
08.11.2013 Paris (France) - Le Divan Du Monde
09.11.2013 London (UK) - Underworld
10.11.2013 Oostende (Belgium) - Jeugdhuis Ohk
12.11.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - MarX
Support band on first part of the tour (September): to be announced
Support band on the second part of the tour (October-November): Blindead (Poland)
March 12, 2013
After finishing off a very eventful and busy past year of promotions for their previous album release, "Bilateral", acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS had directly entered studios to start the recordings for their next album after wrapping up their "European Progressive Assault" headlining tour in September-October 2012.
The new album is entitled "Coal" and will be released on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
LEPROUS singer / synth-player Einar Solberg comments on the release as follows:
"With our upcoming album "Coal" I feel we are one step closer to a personal expression. Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Vegard Tveitan of Mnemosyne were the producers of this album, together with LEPROUS. They helped us a lot with reaching the full potential of the songs, and the album would not be equally good without their expertise. Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren @ Fascination Street Studios mixed the material and have made this album shine like nobody else could.
I see less interest in defining music than in creating music, but I will give a short overview on what to expect...
"Coal" is a more melancholic and darker album than the more playful "Bilateral". By darker I don't mean more aggressive, but more severe. There is still a big range in the dynamics, but no jumping between different moods within a song. We cannot wait to show this album to the world!"
Check out a studio-video from the drum recording sessions for "Coal" here: ww.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnmicSrkYI
March 09, 2013
ANDROMEDA has been announced for the new ProgPower South America festival, which will take place in Santiago, Chile on August 17-18 2013. Other bands already confirmed includes Heavenly, Dragonland and Hangar.
March 06, 2013
The new 2-song EP from Norway's ØRKENKJØTT "Et Land I En Sang" was released this Monday, March 4, as a digital only release. You can now buy it on iTunes, and from March 14, the album will be available on all digital stores. Check out song snippets here.
March 05, 2013
Italian progressive metal outfit KINGCROW today unveils a newly completed video for the song "Morning Rain," the third single to be released from their recently released fifth album, In Crescendo.
Released on February 12th via Sensory Records, In Crescendo has been reaping acclaim from rock and metal critics worldwide, and exposing countless new fans throughout the scene to KINGCROW's massive sounds. The vibrant visual depiction of "Morning Rain" -- the most melodic and emotional track to be found on the nearly hour-long In Crescendo -- was written by Devilnax and KINGCROW's Diego Cafolla, and filmed and directed by Mauro Marani Studio and Devilnax.
Observe "Morning Rain" for yourself right here.
March 02, 2013
HALCYON WAY have released a video documentary of their tour in Europe last year with symphonic metal band Delain. The band is currently finishing up their 4th CD for release later this year, and are also preparing for a US/Canada tour with U.D.O. The video can be found at http://youtu.be/rV46T9TtPX8.
"It took us a little while to get it out there, but this is a fun video showing our fans a little bit about life on the road last spring in Europe. Expect more metal and shenanigans when we hit the road next month with U.D.O.!" said Ernie Topran, drummer for the band.
HALCYON WAY will also be performing a warm-up show on March 9 with SILENMARA, Wirethrone, and Homicidal in their hometown of Atlanta at the 120 Tavern. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/458046467591880/?fref=ts.
March 01, 2013
We're thrilled to confirm the upcoming official release of A Fair Dream Gone Mad, the sprawling debut full-length from Sacramento, California-based dark/progressive quartet, IN THE SILENCE. Sensory Records, a division of progressive linchpin The Laser's Edge, will give A Fair Dream Gone Mad the proper distribution and attention it deserves, having penned a striking digipak version of the album, as well as high-quality digital download, for official worldwide release on April 9th, 2013.
February 28, 2013
ØRKENKJØTT has an entire 3 shows in Oslo, Norway lined up for March 2013. If you live in Oslo (or are visiting the beautiful Norwegian capitol), then this is your chance to catch our desert-rockers live.
February 27, 2013
LEPROUS will be performing at the Crescendo Festival in France, taking place August 15-17, 2013.
February 25, 2013
PERSEFONE has been confirmed for this years edition of the annual SWR Barroselas Metalfest in Portugal, taking place April 24-27, 2013. Other bands confirmed includes Possessed, Cryptopsy, Pentegram, Cattle Decapitation and Onslaught.
February 20, 2013
Atlanta-based metallers HALCYON WAY have completed the writing process for their upcoming 4th album, to be released in the second half of 2013.
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed "IndoctriNation" (Nightmare Records) will feature once again the hook & riff-infused brand of metal HALCYON WAY has been notorious for, and the band has entered the studio to begin recording the as-yet untitled record. HALCYON WAY's own Jon Bodan is taking over the producer role, while Lasse Lammert will once again handle mixing. Additionally, the band will be working for the first time with Seth Von Paulus, vocal engineer who has worked with names such as Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, and Smashing Pumpkins, among others.
"We're all very excited about the material that we have in our hands," says guitarist Jon Bodan. "We believe that this will be our best release yet, and with both Lasse and Seth onboard, I believe this will be the album that will help cement the HALCYON WAY brand once and for all."
February 18, 2013
Andorra-based Progressive Death metallers PERSEFONE have released a new video for the title track "Spiritual Migration", taken off of their upcoming 4th album due March 29 through Vicisolum Productions. View the video here.
February 16, 2013
KINGCROW has launched an IndieGoGo (kickstarter) campaign to fund their upcoming North American tour as support to Pain of Salvation. Pledge your support here.
February 10, 2013
Intromental Worldwide is thrilled to announce the signing of UK-based melodic/symphonic power metal act DAMNATION ANGELS. Following the great success in Japan, the debut album "Bringer Of Light" will be released upon the rest of the world end of February. Check out the song "Pride (The Warrior's Way)" in the MEDIA section and read more about the band in the ARTISTS section of our site.
February 07, 2013
Intromental Worldwide is very proud to announce that Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION will be making their long awaited return to North American soil for the first time in 9 years, for their very first headlining tour of the continent.
PAIN OF SALVATION will be touring in support of their upcoming album, to be released this Spring through InsideOut Music. The tour kicks off in West Springfield, VA and will consist of approximately 15 dates, with the highlight being their headlining performance at the renowned Rites of Spring festival in Gettysburg, PA.
Supporting the iconic Swedish band will be Intromental's very own Italian progressive outfit KINGCROW. After a triumphant display at 2012's annual ProgPower USA festival, KINGCROW will return to the continent in support of In Crescendo, soon to be released through Sensory Records. Opening the shows will be Detroit's talented progmetal newcomers IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION.
KINGCROW's fifth studio full-length In Crescendo is nearing release this Tuesday, February 12th via prog linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser's Edge. Produced by the band at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, the nearly hour-long opus reaping acclaim from heavy metal critics worldwide preceding its street date. Today Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has hosted an exclusive stream of "This Ain't Another Love Song," the second track from In Crescendo. Listen to it HERE. Check out a video teaser for the tour HERE.
4/28/2013 The Local - Atlanta, GA [KINGCROW, IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION ONLY]
5/01/2013 Empire - West Springfield, VA
5/02/2013 House Of Rock - White Marsh, MD
5/03/2013 RosFest Afterparty - Gettysburg, PA [KINCROW ONLY]
5/04/2-13 RosFest - Gettysburg, PA [PAIN OF SALVATION ONLY]
5/05/2013 The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
5/07/2013 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
5/08/2013 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
5/09/2013 The Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5/10/2013 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
5/11/2013 Station 4 - Minneapolis, MN
More dates to be announced
February 07, 2013
Melodic power metal act ARTIZAN have chosen Eliran Kantor to create the artwork for their upcoming album Ancestral Energy. Eliran has accumulated an extensive body of work including pieces for TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SIGH, ATHEIST and AGHORA.
Artizan founder/drummer Ty Tammeus states: "Eliran has impressed me with his previous illustrations; he is a young, gifted artist, who will inject his unique talents into a masterpiece for the new Artizan album. I am amazed how he has completely immersed himself into our music, and the story of our characters, to develop a concept for the album cover unlike anything I have ever seen."
The band recently released an advance single and video for the forthcoming album Ancestral Energy. The new single titled "The Death Of Me" showcases all of the elements Artizan established on their first album Curse Of The Artizan - check it out HERE.
Due out on May 10th via Pure Steel Records, Ancestral Energy was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with legendary metal producer Jim Morris. Ex-ICED EARTH singer Matt Barlow makes a very special guest appearance on the new albums title track.
February 05, 2013
We're proud to announce that our technical and progressive death metal act PERSEFONE has inked a worldwide record deal with ViciSolum Productions. The new album "Spiritual Migration" is set for Worldwide release on March 29th.
"Spiritual Migration" is Persefone's 4th album and it was mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Mercenary, Pestilence, Destruction etc.), at Hansen Studios in Denmark, and is a portrait of all the emotions the band has gone through within the first decade of their existence. Fine-tuning has never been a better word to describe the progression of a band, than in the case of Persefone.
February 02, 2013
BOIL will be performing at ProgPower Europe Festival, in Baarlo, Holland on October 6, 2013. Other bands confirmed to play include Shadow Gallery, Atoma and Toundra.
January 29, 2013
KINGCROW will be returning to USA less than a year after their successful "debut" at the ProgPower USA festival. This time the band will head up further north to Pensylvania, as they'll be performing at the prestigious RosFest (Rites of Spring Festival), alongside such amazing bands as Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Jolly, Flower Kings and Shadow Gallery just to name a few of the bands.
Following Sensory Records' recent signing announcement having brought KINGCROW into the label's ranks, the outfit has now released the first full single from their pending fifth studio full-length, In Crescendo, to be released on February 12, 2013. Immerse yourself in the anthem now via PureGrainAudio!
December 16, 2012
SEVEN KINGDOMS will be openeing for Doro at the BrassMug in Tampa, Florida on February 01, 2013. The band will also be co-headlining the Rock Harvest Festival in Baltimore, Maryland (alongside King Kobra, Leatherwolf a.o.) on November 7, 2013.
December 09, 2012
LEPROUS and SEVEN KINGDOMS have each lined up a few local shows in the next couple of months;
- LEPROUS: December 18, Notodden, Norway / January 15 Beograd, Serbia / March 16, Porsgrunn, Norway
- SEVEN KINGDOMS: January 6, Daytona Beach, Florida / March 12, Tampa, Florida (w Queensryche)
December 02, 2012
SEVEN KINGDOMS has been confirmed as the official support band for the March and April 2013 co-headliner tour of Amaranthe/Stratovarius!
November 29, 2012
LEPROUS has been confirmed for Winter Mini Fest in Israel (January 11, 2013) and Hellfest in France (June 21-23, 2013).
November 12, 2012
A few upcoming dates for Kingcrow;
- KINGCROW will having their release party for their upcoming new CD on February 23rd 2013 in Rome (at the Brancaleone Live Club - the entire show will be radio broadcast at Radio Popolare Roma 103.3 Fm).
November 03, 2012
Several shows for Intromental artists have been announced for the coming year;
- SEVEN KINGDOMS and WIDOW will both be performing at the Deland Rock and Metal Festival (Florida, USA) in November 2012.
- LEPROUS will be performing at Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden), Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic), Metal Days Festival (Slovenia) and Tuska Festival (Finland) in 2013.
November 01, 2012
Another great new band has joined our stable of hard hitting metal acts;
IUS melo/prog death metal band SILENMARA. Go listen to the sound samples added to the MEDIA section of this site and make sure to check back frequently to the Intromental pages to catch the latest news on this awesome band.
October 29, 2012
As we "threathened" you all with yesterday, we have a lot more news from BOIL coming up this week. Today we can already announce that BOIL has signed a Worldwide record deal with Swedish label Vicisolum Records (among other the label where Loch Vostok have released their latest two albums). Also, in BOIL related news, without further ado, here's the brand new video for the song "Vindication" of the upcoming "Axiom" album: YouTube Video.
October 28, 2012
We're extremely proud to announce the signing of our latest two additions to the Intromental roster;
Danish modern-sounding prog metal band BOIL (read more here ) and US melancholic prog rock/metal act IN THE SILENCE (read more here ). Make sure to read up on the bands and check out the sound samples we've added to the MEDIA section of this site. We have more big news later this coming week regarding record deals and other great stuff for both bands, so make sure to check back here frequently.
October 09, 2012
LEPROUS will be performing at the Roadburn / Afterburner Festival in Holland in April 2013.
October 09, 2012
Tonight's LEPROUS / LOCH VOSTOK / PERSEFONE / ØRKENJØTT show in Belgrade, Serbia has been cancelled due to Serbian border bureaucracy!
We deeply apologize to our Serbian fans and friends who had been looking forward to the show, but this is beyond our control. We're hoping to be able to set up another show in Serbia soon, but for now we're heading towards Romania for the next show on the tour.
Sincerely, Leprous, Loch Vostok, Persefone and Ørkenkjøtt
October 03, 2012
ANDROMEDA has been announced for the new ProgPower Oslo festival, taking place in Oslo, Norway on November 9-10 2012. Other bands confirmed includes Pagan's Mind, Communic, Manitou, Dimension Act and Mob Rules.
KINGCROW will be headlining a show at the Xroads Live Club in Rome, Italy on March 10, 2013.
October 01, 2012
SPHERIC UNIVERSE EXPERIENCE have released the video for their hit-single "The Day I Died" off of their new album "The New Eve". Make sure to check it out right here: YouTube Video.
September 23, 2012
LEPROUS has been confirmed for the already-now sold out Wacken Open Air Festival, taking place in Germany August 01-03 2013. 75.000 European metal maniacs will get their chance to check out our Norwegian sensation.
September 21, 2012
SEVEN KINGDOMS premiered their new video for the song "After the Fall" this past weekend at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Today the video is receiving its premiere online exclusively on the Nightmare Records YouTube channel. Check it out here: YouTube Video.
September 01, 2012
Florida Power/Epic metal band SEVEN KINGDOMS will unleash their 3rd full length, the aptly titled "The Fire is Mine", on October 9, 2012 through Nightmare Records. You can pre-order the album here.
August 11, 2012
Swedish avantgarde prog/death metallers LOCH VOSTOK are set for the release of their 5th album: "V - The Doctrine Decoded" on October 4th, through Vicisolum Records (digital release on September 28th).
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