New music releases, 17th November 2014

Here are the new and notable album releases this week, 17th November 2014:

Black Widow Cover
Black Widow, In This Moment

It’s In The Streets, This Legend
Dreamchaser, Victorious
Stacked Up XX (Remastered Edition), Senser
Blueneck, King Nine
H7, Blodhemn
Catharsis, Soldierfield
Global Purification, Thanatos
Nothing Has Changed, David Bowie
Avonmore, Bryan Ferry
No Fixed Address, Nickelback
Live In Berlin, Depeche Mode
Let Us Burn (CD & DVD), Within Temptation
Family, Thompson
The Suffocating Darkness, Soulburn
Hit N Run, Wild Rose
The Albums Collection Vol.1 (1973-1984), Bruce Springsteen
Seeds, TV On The Radio
Different Every Time, Robert Wyatt
Good Girls, 5 Seconds Of Summer
Pom Pom, Ariel Pink
Surgical Remission-Surplus Steel, Carcass
First Demo, Fugazi
Grand Morbid Funeral, Bloodbath
Bones + Longing, Gemma Hayes
Word To The Blind, Savages and Bo Ningen

All of the above – and many more besides! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Amaranthe to release new album “Massive Addictive” this October

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Sweden’s Amaranthe have announced that they are to release a new album this Autumn.

Titled Massive Addictive, the record will be released via Spinefarm Records on the 21st of October.

“We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone’s ears is beyond exciting,” guitarist Olaf Mörck enthuses about the forthcoming release. “Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound.”

Massive Addictive is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contains our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to ‘describe the album with three words’; this time, the answer is simple – it’s MASSIVE, it’s ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it’s AMARANTHE!”

The album was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.

The tracklisting for Massive Addictive is as follows:

Amaranthe Massive Addictive1. “Dynamite”
2. “Drop Dead Cynical”
3. “Trinity”
4. “Massive Addictive”
5. “Digital World”
6. “True”
7. “Unreal”
8. “Over and Done”
9. “Danger Zone”
10. “Skyline”
11. “An Ordinary Abnormality”
12. “Exhale”

Amaranthe will be embarking on a series of North American tour dates in support of the release. They will play:

September
25 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA *
26 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA *
28 – Gothic Theater – Denver, CO *
30 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN *

October
1 – Vic Theater – Chicago, IL
2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI *
3 – The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON *
5 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC *
7 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD *
9 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA *
10 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
26 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
27 – Parish at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
29 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
30 – State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
31 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

*supporting Within Temptation

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Watch! Winter In Eden release video for new song “With Intent”

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UK based symphonic metal band Winter In Eden have released a video for new song “With Intent.”

The track is taken from their forthcoming third full-length album, Court Of Conscience.

You can watch the video below:

Court Of Conscience is due for release on the 11th of August via FireStreak Media. The album was produced by Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) and mixed by Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), with guest appearances from Damian Wilson (Threshold) and Jermain van der Bogt (For All We Know, Ayreon).

The full tracklisting for Court Of Conscience is as follows:

Court_Of_Conscience1. Knife Edge
2. With Intent
3. Critical Mass Part 1 – Burdened
4. Toxicate
5. Order Of Your Faith
6. It’s Not Enough
7. Before It Began
8. The Script
9. Constant Tomorrows
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Affliction

A range of pre-order packages are available via Winter In Eden’s official store, here.

The band will be embarking upon a UK tour from August in support of the release, playing:

9th of Aug: Esquires, Bedford
10th of Aug: Cambridge Rock Festival
5th of Sept: Town Hall, Bishop Auckland
6th of Sept: The Wesley Centre, Rotherham
19th of Sept: Sanctuary Rock Bar, Burnley
20th of Sept: Zephyr Bar, Leamington Spa
21st of Sept: The Duchess, York
31st of Oct: The Resolution, Whitby Goth Weekend

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Metal stars set to soundtrack new videogame

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Epica’s Simone Simons

The worlds of metal and gaming are to join forces once again with the forthcoming release of the platform adventure game, Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame.

Arch Enemy’s vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, Simone Simons of Epica and Marc Hudson of Dragonforce are all set to lend their musical and vocal talents to the game that sees the story being told through the use of rock and metal music.

The orchestral score is performed by the Metropole Orkest – purportedly the world’s largest pop and jazz orchestra. Members of Textures and Within Temptation are also involved in the game, which sees the style of music alter and change depending on the gamer’s style of play.

An album version of the game’s score will be released in October this year, with the game itself due to follow for PC and Mac in early 2015.

The game has been developed by students at the Utrecht University Of Arts in the Netherlands, and you can watch the trailer for it below:

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