Shade Empire set to release “Poetry of the Ill-Minded”

Candlelight Records have confirmed details of the fifth album by SHADE EMPIRE; Poetry of the Ill-Minded will be unleashed on August 4th. Pre-orders are available HERE. Hailing from Kuopio, Finland, and already in their eighteenth year as a band, SHADE EMPIRE work unspeakably brutal guitar patterns, multi-layered and yet beautiful synth walls into ingenious arrangements. Throw in mind-bending electronics, devastating…

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INTRCPTR set to release “I”

INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr (5ive) and drummer Larry Herweg (Pelican, ex-Lair Of The Minotaur). Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists….

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The Hirsch Effekt release single “LIFNEJ”. New album set for August 18th release

After their breathless “Holon” album trilogy, The Hirsch Effekt have probably crafted their most extreme, darkest and most complex chapter, which goes by the name of “Eskapist” and will be released on August 18th, 2017. Socially critical, caustically political and musically overwhelming, the fourth album from the Hanoverian band is truly a lesson in progressive metal, prog and core. All…

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Purgatorium’s “Still in Search” out now

Purgatorium was founded in 1989 in the village Tavelsjö located outside of Umeå, Sweden and released the demo “Cup of Blood” the same year. The music was characterized by the early wave of Swedish death metal with large elements of the instrumental parts. During the first half of the 90s two additional demos were released, “Enter the Gate” and “Travels”….

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New Review – Mark Slaughter, Halfway There

Review – Mark Slaughter – Halfway There Ok let me get this off my chest from the getgo…Melodic rock bores me senseless and the reason, well thanks to certain record labels it has become so formulaic and you really struggle to identify one batch of cd’s from the next (cue the death threats). However having said that it you are…

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Voodoo Highway – The Ordeal

Voodoo Highway– The Ordeal Eversince I started Firebrand in what seems a life time ago I have come across so much up and coming talent that it seems unbelievable why this much talent is not more highly praised than it actually is. One such up and coming band so to speak that has been a firm favourite of mine for…

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Forever Twelve set to release “Home”

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce that California Based Prog outfit FOREVER TWELVE has signed with the label for the bands new release. Forever Twelve’s album is titled “HOME” and will be available worldwide in both CD and High Quality Digital formats. Home will feature 7 new songs clocking in just shy of 54 minutes. In a statement from…

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