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Exclusive: ACIDIUN Launch Music Video for Riff-Laden "Insight"

Uppsala, Sweden’s metalcore five-piece ACIDIUN released their full-length debut album The Coalescence in September last year. Teaming up with Prog Sphere, the band is launching a music video for the song “Insight” taken from the mentioned release. Watch it below.

Commented the band: “The lyrics of ‘Insight’ represent the aftermath of one’s decision when you realize what you’ve done and you’re left with the consequences. In the album’s storyline the protagonist is dealing with his thoughts after committing to a murder. Shooting this video was so much fun since we just did what we normally do when we hit the stage… We go out with full energy and have the best of times. This video truly captures Acidiun and our will to just headbang and give it our all.

The Coalescence is a concept album about a fictive character with a deranged mind, coping with the opposing forces in his head. Two singles — “Urges” and “Burn Bright” — were launched prior the release.

With a blend of hardcore, thrash and death metal Acidiun write songs that are driven by ferocious riffs and everchanging transitions with an organic flow. The music and songs are diverse and Acidiun keeps the brutality in the music along with grooves, blastbeats and breakdowns.

The Coalescence is available from Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer. For more from ACIDIUN follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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Acidiun - The Coalescence

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Adam Green

A progressive metal project Human Brain, led by guitarist and composer Adam Green, is premiering a new single today titled “Spaces.” We talked with Green about his vision with the project, the music, and more.

Define the mission of Human Brain.

To create a new, experimental blend of original soul-soothing melodic Metal and Hard Rock music for the masses.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your recent singles “What Was” and “Spaces”?

“What Was” was inspired by the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, California and the devastating first-hand accounts I received directly from public safety personnel who were on the scene and some victims who were directly affected by the tragedy. It is primarily a ‘coping’ song reflecting on the premise that there are greener pastures ahead for all those affected and the need to somehow shift focus to them in the aftermath of such great loss. “Spaces” is about the importance of having meaningful space at various points in our lives and it’s place in the space-time continuum as a whole.

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How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

I recorded the original musical ideas on my phone as they came to me and wrote lyrics after I had the arrangements nailed down as I’ve always found it highly effective to let the emotion of the music itself guide me to the right words that best articulate the overall concept I’d ultimately like to convey for each song.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

It is for sure! My goal in writing is to always guide the listener through an emotional journey similar to the one I embarked on while writing through builds, drops and catchy riffs that follow some sort of melody throughout.

Describe the approach to recording the these songs.

I referenced the original material I had recorded on my phone and tracked each separate part with my trusty Kemper, my DAW of choice Logic Pro X and audio interface the Apollo Twin MKII from Universal Audio. This combination of stellar gear really helped streamline the process as a whole and made recording relatively painless.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the material?

There are many, but I’d say among the biggest were In Flames, Stone Sour, Lamb of God, Metallica, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Pantera and Modern Day Babylon.

Human Brain

What is your view on technology in music?

I really think it’s a blessing and a bit of a curse. A blessing in that anyone can now do what I did from the comfort of their homes and get their music heard everywhere with relative ease compared to how it used to be. A bit of a curse for the same reasons really. The music industry as a whole has become pretty oversaturated and easily (and relatively cheaply) accessible versus the days of old (i.e. having to drive to a store for your tape or CD purchase like it was for me growing up) which I feel removes some of the impact and nostalgia felt when holding that epic brand new release from your favorite band beginning with the classic albums from the legends who inspired all of us and laid the foundation for what music has become today. In addition, the majority of newer touring artists are getting hit with financial losses across the board that make it increasingly difficult for them to remain afloat and weren’t as big of component of this (especially metal) in it’s heyday (’70s-’90s) which I think is another direct by-product of the widespread accessibility of music as a whole.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

I do which is my main driver for creating it in the first place. I want it to be as therapeutic for listeners as it was for me in writing it. My goal is for it to provide the perfect cocktail of energy, emotion and inspiration for the listener as it did and does for me as the writer.

What are your plans for the future?

These first 2 releases will be accompanied by 8 more songs that will comprise my first full album release due out later this year. 5 more of the tracks have already been written so next steps for those will be mixing and mastering in the weeks ahead. My goal is to release at a rate of 1 song a month going forward if possible.

“Spaces” is available today from streaming services. Follow Human Brain on Facebook.

This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/human-brain-interview/
Adam Green

A progressive metal project Human Brain, led by guitarist and composer Adam Green, is premiering a new single today titled “Spaces.” We talked with Green about his vision with the project, the music, and more.

Define the mission of Human Brain.

To create a new, experimental blend of original soul-soothing melodic Metal and Hard Rock music for the masses.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your recent singles “What Was” and “Spaces”?

“What Was” was inspired by the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, California and the devastating first-hand accounts I received directly from public safety personnel who were on the scene and some victims who were directly affected by the tragedy. It is primarily a ‘coping’ song reflecting on the premise that there are greener pastures ahead for all those affected and the need to somehow shift focus to them in the aftermath of such great loss. “Spaces” is about the importance of having meaningful space at various points in our lives and it’s place in the space-time continuum as a whole.

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How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

I recorded the original musical ideas on my phone as they came to me and wrote lyrics after I had the arrangements nailed down as I’ve always found it highly effective to let the emotion of the music itself guide me to the right words that best articulate the overall concept I’d ultimately like to convey for each song.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

It is for sure! My goal in writing is to always guide the listener through an emotional journey similar to the one I embarked on while writing through builds, drops and catchy riffs that follow some sort of melody throughout.

Describe the approach to recording the these songs.

I referenced the original material I had recorded on my phone and tracked each separate part with my trusty Kemper, my DAW of choice Logic Pro X and audio interface the Apollo Twin MKII from Universal Audio. This combination of stellar gear really helped streamline the process as a whole and made recording relatively painless.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the material?

There are many, but I’d say among the biggest were In Flames, Stone Sour, Lamb of God, Metallica, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Pantera and Modern Day Babylon.

Human Brain

What is your view on technology in music?

I really think it’s a blessing and a bit of a curse. A blessing in that anyone can now do what I did from the comfort of their homes and get their music heard everywhere with relative ease compared to how it used to be. A bit of a curse for the same reasons really. The music industry as a whole has become pretty oversaturated and easily (and relatively cheaply) accessible versus the days of old (i.e. having to drive to a store for your tape or CD purchase like it was for me growing up) which I feel removes some of the impact and nostalgia felt when holding that epic brand new release from your favorite band beginning with the classic albums from the legends who inspired all of us and laid the foundation for what music has become today. In addition, the majority of newer touring artists are getting hit with financial losses across the board that make it increasingly difficult for them to remain afloat and weren’t as big of component of this (especially metal) in it’s heyday (’70s-’90s) which I think is another direct by-product of the widespread accessibility of music as a whole.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

I do which is my main driver for creating it in the first place. I want it to be as therapeutic for listeners as it was for me in writing it. My goal is for it to provide the perfect cocktail of energy, emotion and inspiration for the listener as it did and does for me as the writer.

What are your plans for the future?

These first 2 releases will be accompanied by 8 more songs that will comprise my first full album release due out later this year. 5 more of the tracks have already been written so next steps for those will be mixing and mastering in the weeks ahead. My goal is to release at a rate of 1 song a month going forward if possible.

“Spaces” is available today from streaming services. Follow Human Brain on Facebook.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/diagoras-disengagement-theory-video-premiere/
Exclusive: Prog Death Metallers DIAGORAS Release Video for "Disengagement Theory"

Progressive / technical death metal unit from Gothenburg in Sweden, Diagoras are launching a video for the song “Disengagement Theory” which originally appears at their 2018 debut EP “Enigma” exclusively via Prog Sphere. Watch it below.

The band stated: “With ‘Disengagement Theory’ we really tried to combine all our melodic and progressive influences with the extreme metal approach by which we define ourselves in Diagoras. We think everything great about Diagoras can be heard in this track!

The four-track release, “Enigma,” was mixed at the Mordor Sounds Studio in Germany by drummer and producer Hannes Grossmann, known for his work with AlkaloidBlotted ScienceHate EternalObscuraand Necrophagist.

Diagoraswas founded by guitarist Mitchell Colbert and drummer Simon Wärnén, after Mitchell responded to an ad placed online by Simon to form a progressive metal band. Soon after, Mitchell moved to Europe permanently to establish the band, and the duo eventually added bassist Ljuba Tripkovićand vocalist Erik Olansto finally complete the lineup and record the progressive and dynamic EP.

For more information about the band pay a visit to their Facebook and Instagram. “Enigma” EP is available for streaming and download from Bandcamp.

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/diagoras-disengagement-theory-video-premiere/
Exclusive: Prog Death Metallers DIAGORAS Release Video for "Disengagement Theory"

Progressive / technical death metal unit from Gothenburg in Sweden, Diagoras are launching a video for the song “Disengagement Theory” which originally appears at their 2018 debut EP “Enigma” exclusively via Prog Sphere. Watch it below.

The band stated: “With ‘Disengagement Theory’ we really tried to combine all our melodic and progressive influences with the extreme metal approach by which we define ourselves in Diagoras. We think everything great about Diagoras can be heard in this track!

The four-track release, “Enigma,” was mixed at the Mordor Sounds Studio in Germany by drummer and producer Hannes Grossmann, known for his work with AlkaloidBlotted ScienceHate EternalObscuraand Necrophagist.

Diagoraswas founded by guitarist Mitchell Colbert and drummer Simon Wärnén, after Mitchell responded to an ad placed online by Simon to form a progressive metal band. Soon after, Mitchell moved to Europe permanently to establish the band, and the duo eventually added bassist Ljuba Tripkovićand vocalist Erik Olansto finally complete the lineup and record the progressive and dynamic EP.

For more information about the band pay a visit to their Facebook and Instagram. “Enigma” EP is available for streaming and download from Bandcamp.

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/dreamsense-new-song-glasswall/

[Press Release ] After the release of the Nightwish cover “Slaying the Dreamer” in early 2018, Russian symphonic metal quintet Dreamsense launched a new single titled “Glasswall” towards the end of the year via Decibel Magazine, which is also a debut single from the group’s upcoming full-length release scheduled for a release in Spring 2019. Hear it below.

About the new song singer George Ognev had to say: “‘Glasswall’ is a powerful and emotional song. Whatever happens, only we can fight back our own demons. If there’s a wall on your way — you have to move and destroy it. Even if it hurts. When you listen to ‘Glasswall’ you can clearly hear a full spectre of emotions.

His bandmate, guitarist Ilya Dykin went on saying, “We are extremely happy that ‘Glasswall’ reached our listener’s hearts. Amazing how many good feedbacks we received! It gives us a new inspiration to surprise everyone with our new material.

“Glasswall” is available from Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and Soundcloud. The powerful composition captures from the first chords and does not let go until the last notes. Pounding guitar riffs, enchanting vocal parts and nothing less interesting arrangement make the song a vivid example of how the band sees symphonic metal. “Glasswall” breaks space and walls and opens the door to the world of the future, full-length release.

Dreamsense was formed in 2012 and is comprised of tenor vocalist George Ognev, participant of the Voice of Ukraine show. The band is influenced by some of the genre’s greatest representatives, including Dimmu BorgirAfter ForeverWithin Temptation, and of course Nightwish, along with composers such Hendel and Bach. Over the years, Dreamsense performed with EluveitieCharismaAndemWitchcraft and Fiend. Last year they put out a single titled “Uncolored,” and are currently working on their full-length debut.

For more information about Dreamsense visit their official website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Dreamsense line-up:

George Ognev – vocals and opera vocals

Ilya Dykin – guitar

Sasha V. – guitar

Tony Shabbat – bass

Alex Ziegler – drums

This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/dreamsense-new-song-glasswall/
Dreamsense

[Press Release ] After the release of the Nightwish cover “Slaying the Dreamer” in early 2018, Russian symphonic metal quintet Dreamsense launched a new single titled “Glasswall” towards the end of the year via Decibel Magazine, which is also a debut single from the group’s upcoming full-length release scheduled for a release in Spring 2019. Hear it below.

About the new song singer George Ognev had to say: “‘Glasswall’ is a powerful and emotional song. Whatever happens, only we can fight back our own demons. If there’s a wall on your way — you have to move and destroy it. Even if it hurts. When you listen to ‘Glasswall’ you can clearly hear a full spectre of emotions.

His bandmate, guitarist Ilya Dykin went on saying, “We are extremely happy that ‘Glasswall’ reached our listener’s hearts. Amazing how many good feedbacks we received! It gives us a new inspiration to surprise everyone with our new material.

“Glasswall” is available from Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and Soundcloud. The powerful composition captures from the first chords and does not let go until the last notes. Pounding guitar riffs, enchanting vocal parts and nothing less interesting arrangement make the song a vivid example of how the band sees symphonic metal. “Glasswall” breaks space and walls and opens the door to the world of the future, full-length release.

Dreamsense was formed in 2012 and is comprised of tenor vocalist George Ognev, participant of the Voice of Ukraine show. The band is influenced by some of the genre’s greatest representatives, including Dimmu BorgirAfter ForeverWithin Temptation, and of course Nightwish, along with composers such Hendel and Bach. Over the years, Dreamsense performed with EluveitieCharismaAndemWitchcraft and Fiend. Last year they put out a single titled “Uncolored,” and are currently working on their full-length debut.

For more information about Dreamsense visit their official website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Dreamsense line-up:

George Ognev – vocals and opera vocals

Ilya Dykin – guitar

Sasha V. – guitar

Tony Shabbat – bass

Alex Ziegler – drums