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Cloudkicker releases new EP


B. M. Sharp, AKA Cloudkicker, has released a new 15 minute EP titled ']]][[['. He writes: "Here's a 'mini release' while I work on something a bit longer." It contains three tracks, titled '#', '%' and '$'. It can be downloaded for free from by clicking here. All tracks are also available for streaming from his Myspace page.

Read the announcement on Myspace.

Tenkan: new track 'Deep' available


Tenkan has uploaded a new track, titled 'Deep', to his ReverbNation page. It is also available on his Myspace page. Tenkan is known mostly for his covers of popular songs. All of his tracks can be downloaded for free from ReverbNation.

Listen to 'Deep' on Myspace.

Vildhjarta uploads album preproduction teaser video


Vildhjarta have uploaded a preproduction teaser video featuring material that will appear on their debut album Irreversible later this year. Watch it below.

Exclusive: video interview with Uneven Structure, transcript available

15 has conducted an exclusive video interview with Uneven Structure, who have recently released a free EP titled '8', and are currently working on their upcoming debut album 'Februus'. A lot of our users contributed questions for the interview - thank you! The interview was conducted in French, the band's native language. Subtitles in English have been provided. It was uploaded in two parts which can be watched below.

UPDATE: For those who prefer a written version of the interview, a transcript is available by clicking on "Read more".

Part 1

Part 2

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Invocation: new teaser available on Myspace


A clip of a new song in the making, 'Sector 3', has been added to Invocation's Myspace page. The band are currently writing an EP, which is nearly finished. The recording process will be started very soon. After that, the search for members will begin. The band are currently searching for a drummer and vocalist primarily, and urge anyone who is interested to contact them.

Check out the teaser on their Myspace page.

Carthage drop out of Winds of Plague show, new songs available


Carthage report that they have decided to drop out of the show with Winds of Plague and Despised Icon at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland on February 3rd. They are planning some other gigs in the near future. Lead guitarist Tre Watson says: "Yeah it sucks, but it gives us more time to focus on getting everything good and tight, and getting this material the way it needs to be, because i know people will want us at the peak of our game when we go out. don't worry, Outerloop [Management] has been talking to us and wants us to play a few Baltimore shows, possibly the Baltimore stop on the Summer Slaughter Tour."

The band had been planning on releasing a demo with vocals, but it has since been scrapped. They will be redoing some old recordings to improve the drums and the guitar tone. One track off the unreleased demo has been uploaded to SoundClick, listen to it here. In addition, the band has also released several redone tracks, including 'Death in the Night Sky', which is also available on SoundClick.

Finally, they have finished work on a new song, 'Juxtaposition'. It is still a work in progress, but an intermediate version has been uploaded and is available for download at The band have indicated that they appreciate any feedback.

Haunted Shores recruit Chris Barretto, new song available


Haunted Shores have announced that they have recruited ex-Periphery vocalist Chris Barretto. As we reported, Chris left Periphery earlier this year and was replaced by Spencer Sotelo. Apart from handling vocals, he will also be writing music. They have revamped their Myspace page and uploaded a new song featuring Chris: a rough mix of 'When in Oslo'. For the next couple of months, they will be recording the rest of their upcoming full-length album, which is planned to be released this summer.

Listen to 'When in Oslo' on Myspace.
Read the announcement on Myspace.

The Ocean reveal 'Heliocentric' track listing


The Ocean have revealed the track listing for their upcoming album 'Heliocentric', which is due for release in March this year. The band will release another album 'Anthropocentric' in October. They write that "the concept at the base of both albums is a critique of christianity from different philosophical and personal angles". As we reported earlier, samples of the new album are available at

The track listing for Heliocentric is:
01. Shamayim
02. Firmament
03. The First Commandment of the Luminaries
04. Ptolemy Was Wrong
05. Metaphysics of the Hangman
06. Catharsis of a Heretic
07. Swallowed by the Earth
08. Epiphany
09. The Origin of Species
10. The Origin of God

The band describe the album as follows:
"Musically, 'Heliocentric' covers the largest range of dynamics and styles to date: there are a few really calm songs with mainly piano and vocals, as well as some crushing heavy tunes. There is a very special atmosphere to it that pervades the album."

"Our new vocalist Loic Rossetti has immensely widenened the musical spectrum of this band and there are some songs on the album that even those people who have conceived of this band as being unpredictable and daring would have never imagined."

"'Heliocentric' continues where the 'Proterozoic' half of the 'Precambrian'-album left off, with dense, epic songs and big orchestrations. 'Anthropocentric' is going to be a bit more straight forward rocking and technical, whilst tapping the full dynamic range from acoustic pieces to eclectic heaviness as well."

Read the announcement on Myspace.

Keith Merrow endorsed by Bernie Rico Jr. Guitars


Keith Merrow reports that he has received an endorsement with Bernie Rico Jr. Guitars. He writes: "Bernie Rico Jr. is the son of legendary luthier, Bernie Rico Sr., founder of B.C. RICH Guitars. Bernie has been personally trained by his father in the art and craft of building the world's finest hand-carved guitars. Bernie and I have come up with a couple amazing axes, tailored specifically to my needs and playing style."

He also indicates that he is currently writing a new album, and that he will no longer be playing Agile and Ibanez guitars to record it. His previous effort, The Arrival, was released for free in November last year. Download it here.

Read the announcement on Myspace.

Red Seas Fire: recording footage available


Red Seas Fire have uploaded a video of the recording of some of the grooves for their song 'Epinephrine' to YouTube. Watch it below. The band are currently writing and recording a mini-album of 7 tracks, and will be uploading a new track to their Myspace page soon.

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