By a show of hands, who enjoyed that first song that The Ritual Aura premiered? Well, we aren’t done yet folks! We have a guitar playthrough from band mastermind Levi Dale….of ANOTHER new song! The man was extremely kind to lend us this fun playthrough of a tastefully somber, heavy and melancholic composition. Both songs are very unique that they’ve released so far, and am even more excited after checking this song out. The Ritual Aura can really do NO WRONG. The band and us here at TMR hope you enjoy the new track and playthrough! Cheers!
Progressive Metal group Left Eye Perspective is premiering their single “Death Of The Sun” today through us and we couldn’t feel any more honored! These guys mix a sludgy, stoner sound with the melodic prog style that peaks its head out every now and then. The song is taking from their upcoming EP “Defiance!” officially out March 2nd. The band is a riff heavy prog band similar to my Mastodon boys. I love their dynamic guitar work, rhythms and eclectic vocals. I’ve been waiting on this project for a final product, and man am I glad the patience paid off. There is so much emotion and mood packed into this 7 and a half minute epic you’ll be craving more. But you’ll have to wait until March for that! For now, we hope you enjoy this new jam.
How fitting that TMR’S 300th article is a premiere from an amazing band?! No disrespect to the awesome music I’ve premiered before, I didn’t know of those bands before we communicated. This instance however…..I’ve been following The Ritual Aura shortly after the debut was released and have an emotional connection and already know the band. I am extremely honored and excited with permission from the guys to premiere their first single from their upcoming album “Velothi” titled “Elysian Flesh-Divinity”. The Ritual Aura still bring the heat, don’t worry people. And how freaking sweet is that we got this track, just in time for their monthly artist showcase for this month? Dumb luck I gotta say, but awesome! What I dig about the band is their personal will, and listening to their own artistic desires and what to write…..their guitarist Levi personally told me that “this album has been no-rules so far as writing goes”. Well hot dang, are they EVER accomplishing that.
Maybe you all might give them the Irreversible Mechanism treatment, but open your ears and minds people. It took me a few listens to come around to “Immersion”, and to understand their sound and mission as artists. I love “Infinite Fields”, but the second album is a different sound I legit had to “immerse” (HA HA) myself in it and be taken away figuratively to another world.
In regards to The Ritual Aura, it’s not as “tech” as their previous work….but I’ll be damned. It’s a progressive, melodic adventure with SO MANY LAYERS! Strings, singing, and shredly guitar work from their amazing duo. There’s a bit of black metal influence here channeling their inner Immortal or Dissection and that raw black metal sound Opeth had on their first 3 albums. I love it, because it’s different. TRA never had a black metal sound I’ve seriously noticed until now…..and I love it. I didn’t need a few listens to enjoy the new song…..I think it was a great change in pace from their wildly technical sound, and something more melodic with some black metal and strings mixed in for a wild song. I hope you all enjoy the track as much as I did!
Thailand’s own Intricated is premiering a BRUTAL and HEAVY new single titled “Flagitious Meditation”. These guys are well…..super, super heavy. They keep a consistent and killer rhythm, and just keep on grooving. I really dig their sound…..thunderous, punishing drums and killer vocals. If you dig the brutal you’ll be into Intricated. This isn’t their first time around the block, and have been around for over a decade. I hope you enjoy the song, and the band does as well. Stay brutal friends and enjoy this wild song!
Instrumental Ambient Prog duo Brave The Waters are streaming their second album right now! If you’re into proggy/psychadelic instrumental music, this’ll hit your sweet spot for sure. The guys have put together a stellar sophomore album that is everything and then some. It’s an enjoyable melodic record with all sorts of cool sounds. Check out the album below and help the guys spread the word! The album is officially out this Friday February 1st. Check out the rest of their music here. Enjoy folks!
The Indonesian attack is at it again through Eastbreath Records with a band this time called INRAIN. Now if you’ve been paying attention, ER has been signing more technical bands and that’s what the record label looks to be focusing on. Now, let’s shift gears to something really groovy and straightforward shall we? I have been gifted one track titled “Rhyme Disarray Destination”. Holy crap, it grooves. It’s a solid modern take on death metal, with the energy and emotion some bands in the genre lack sometimes. The drumming is on point, and the vocalist just rips. The guitar lead is melodic, and an unexpected melodic progression underneath it just to change things up. Then, it kicks back into full gear. I dig the track, and hope you do too. You can check out Eastbreath Records right here for all your INRAIN needs. While you’re at it check out the rest of their impressive and growing roster…..must I say the Indonesian Artisan Era? Only time will tell. Stay brutal and stay tech!
RHYME DISARRAY DESTINATION
Mechanized Dirge is premiering their bass playthrough for the track “To Shed The Flesh Form” today through TMR! If you didn’t know, that is the bass player of Crevassian! Check out this wild technical death metal band on all of their pages and stay up to date on the band’s actions!
Filmed by Dark North Media: https://www.facebook.com/DarkNorthMedia/ Recorded/filmed at Practice Roomz Stevenage Playthrough audio recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam C Taylor (of Everest Queen: https://everestqueen.bandcamp.com/)
Tech Deathers In Asymmetry are premiering their new song through our website right now, and wow we couldn’t be any more happier right now. The track is a serious shredder, with some melodic guitar leads by songwriter and shredder Victor. The drumming is absolutely on point, as are those awesome gutturals that accompany the music. It’s a great start for this band who just recently signed to Eastbreath Records. Enjoy this face melting track! Stay tech!
Brave The Waters is an Instrumental Melodic Psych/Prog Rock duo releasing their first full length “Chapter 2 Days Of Solitude” after their debut EP in 2017. The band is premiering their laid back and atmospheric track “Above The Broken Clouds” right here, right now! This atmospheric trip will help you relax and chill the fuck out for a change with some of the wild and obnoxious music I promote. I hope you enjoy this track and hope you support this cool band!
BRAVE THE WATERS:
Rick Habeeb – Guitar
Tom Anderer – Bass
Lest We Forget is releasing their new single “Zero Won” today and we are streaming it for them! LWF is a melodic progressive metal band with soaring melodies and enough odd rhythms and cool licks to keep the music nerds like myself entertained. The 4 piece brings this new track to the prog table a wide and polished sound that can attract newcomers to rapidly expanding progressive realms. The song is a melodic and moody composition thrown in with some great synthesizer work to enhance the great vocal melodies. You can check out the band’s hot new song and the rest of their music at the links below.