This or the Apocalypse has been touring in support of their 2012 album Dead Years, and a member of their street team recently put together a music video for the song “Hard Branch to Snap” featuring live footage from the road.
The clip combines performances from four different shows from March 13-17, 2013.
Gojira has released a new video for the track “The Gift of Guilt” from their 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage, and while the live footage might not be as amazing as seeing the French metallers in person, it certainly captures the heaviness of their show.
In addition, Gojira has a new split EP out with Roadrunner Records labelmates Kvelertak that is available for free. Each band contributed three songs to the EP, including Gojira’s “The Gift of Guilt.”
With a new album Starbound Beast coming out earlier this year, California metallers Huntress scored a choice spot on the summerlong Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival roster.
At the fest’s recent tour-opening event in San Bernadino, Calif., Huntress definitely earned their billing, unleashing a furious performance on an eager audience that held their horns high.
Calling to mind European heavy metal from the 1980s, Huntress’ dueling guitars provided great depth to their songs. Guitarists Blake Meahl and Anthony Crocamo seem to emit more thrash metal, but they also dabble in black metal and more melodic sounds.
Meanwhile, it is impossible to take ones eyes off Huntress’ Jill Janus, whose stage presence is full of dark energy. Donning a black cape on a day where temperatures reached the triple digits, Janus stalked back and forth, alternating between creeping ghoul and marching soldier. (more…)
An eerie moon with two eyes and mouth agape provided the pre-set backdrop for Steven Wilson’s show Friday night at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, just before whispers were projected in over the speakers to create a stir within the capacity crowd.
As Wilson took the stage with his on-point collective consisting of guitarist Guthrie Govan, woodwind player Theo Travis, keyboardist Adam Holzman, bassist Nick Beggs and local drummer Chad Wackerman, there was a palpable sense of excitement and almost uncertainty as to what was to come.
You see, Wilson isn’t really known for creating tight four-minute tracks that are radio-ready. Instead, the Porcupine Tree frontman is known for his epic opuses, whether it is with his typical band or as a solo artist.
In fact, his latest album, the critically-acclaimed The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories), is comprised of six tracks that clock in with over 50 minutes of material. Friday’s performance pulled from several of those compositions to the delight of the rapt audience.
Wilson, who carries the progressive rock banner for such acts like Yes, Genesis and King Crimson, perfectly commanded his band while regularly switching between acoustic and electric guitars, bass and keys. (more…)
Pennsylvania metallers This or the Apocalypse have been touring hard in support of their latest album Dead Years, and one of their recent shows in San Jose, Calif., was released online in full via Contorted Records.
Watch the show below.
In addition, This or the Apoocalypse has been raising funds for a new van via an Indiegogo campaign after their previous one caught on fire earlier this year. The band is offering several exclusive reward packages at each level of donation.
Having dropped L’Enfant Sauvage earlier this year, French metal mavens Gojira have been furiously touring around the world, and the band captured the feel of their brutal live show with their latest mucis video for “Explosia.”
The clip was filmed live on Aug. 14 at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. (more…)