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The Dead Daisies – “Long Way To Go”
The Dead Daisies will release Make Some Noise on August 5th and will be getting people all excited about with during July with a handful of tour dates accompanying Inglorious. To get you excited for them, here’s a track from the new album.
Fraktions – “Freedom of the Conscious Mind”
Young British tech-metallers Fraktions announce their upcoming EP, Anguish, out August 12. To celebrate the news, the band have released a new video for “Freedom of the Conscious Mind”.
Anguish is a highly compelling new release from a band equally influenced by classical music, the jazz noodlings of Tigran Hamasyan and the progressive metal of TesseracT and The Contortionist; Fraktions are an exciting addition to the burgeoning second wave British tech-metal scene.
11 Louder – “Crazy Teenagers”
After three short releases (Demo, EP) in about six years, French speedpockers 11 Louder are about to released their debut full-length album called Monkey Business. There’s no actual date, but expect to see it this Autumn.
In the meantime, these four guys just unveiled the first excerpt from this upcoming effort with an official music video for the single “Crazy Teenagers”. Founded in 2010 around the Dijon area (France), 11 Louder – influenced by the cult-movie Spinal Tap – have played more than 120 gigs with bands such as Lofofora, Triggerfinger, Mörglbl or The Inspector Cluzo.
Xaon – “Discrowned”
We’ve already posted about Xaon’s upcoming tour with the currently vocalist-less Sirenia. What we didn’t mention was that they have a new album, Face of Balaam, out on October 16th. The official video for first single “Discrowned” is below and features vocals by Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid.