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As is customary each year, music magazines across the globe gather around and form an arbitrary ranking of the best music released that year. Since music is largely a matter of taste, no magazine typically agrees, not necessarily even internally on what is the best album, the second best album, and so forth. So here at Rockfreaks.net we have always taken a different approach: we think it's far more important to try to capture all relevant albums from a given year of release that will have some significance a few years down the lin...

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New Whitechapel video single: "When a Demon Defiles a Witch"

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

The American deathcore group Whitechapel have premiered a new song called "When a Demon Defiles a Witch" that you can check out below along with a music video. The song is the newest single to appear from their upcoming album "The Valley" that is released on March 29th through Metal Blade Records.


The band will play at the 10-year celebration of the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen that takes place this summer between June 19th and 22nd. You can read more information via the Facebook event or get your ticket here via Ticketmaster.


Town Portal present new song "Archright"

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

The Danish math rock band Town Portal have released a new single called "Archright" from their upcoming new album "Of Violence". The album will be out on April 5th via Small Pond Records but until then, you can check out the new song below.


Town Portal was also just announced as part of this year's line-up for A Colossal Weekend that takes place at VEGA in Copenhagen between May 10th and May 11th this year. Tickets can be sourced via Ticketmaster and you can read more details at the Facebook event.


Trade Wind share new single + announce new album

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

The indie/post-hardcore group Trade Wind have released a new single entitled "No King But Me" that you can check out below. The band features members from Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path and released an excellent EP called "You Make Everything Disappear" in 2016, which we reviewed here.


The new song will be featured on the group's upcoming album "Certain Freedoms" that is released on April 26th via End Hits Records.


Polyphia added to ArcTanGent line-up

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

ArcTanGent, the post/math/indie rock/metal festival taking place in Bristol, United Kingdom between August 15th and August 17th, has added a new artist to its line-up.


The primarily instrumental progressive rock band Polyphia is the newest band to join the bill that otherwise includes heavyhitters like Meshuggah, Cult of Luna, Battles, Caspian, Daughters, Zeal & Ardor, and 65daysofstatic.


Explore the line-up further through the website where you can also check out the various ticketing options.


Regarding Ambiguity stream new single "It Puts Motion to the Sin"

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

The Copenhagen post-hardcore/screamo band Regarding Ambiguity have put up a new single called "It Puts Motion to the Sin" and you can stream it here. The song comes from their upcoming EP, "Flayed", that comes out on February 26th.


If you like what you hear, you can see them at BETA in Copenhagen on March 1st when they are supporting Cartographs along with Morild. Tickets for the show are 95 DKK in pre-sale and you can find further information at the Facebook event here.


OXX to release new album "The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger..."

Posted by LL on 20/02/19

The Danish experimental hardcore group OXX have announced their new album "The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance". The album will be released in March via Nefarious Industries and you can check out a brief teaser for it below.


They have been celebrating at a couple of shows around the country and will appear at BETA in Copenhagen on March 2nd along with fellow hard-hitting bands We Are Among Storms, HIRAKI, and TELOS. Tickets are just 95 DKK in pre-sale and you can see more details about the show at the Facebook event.


A Colossal Weekend 2019 unveils full line-up

Posted by AP on 16/02/19

A Colossal Weekend — the festival focusing on experimental music that will take place at VEGA in Copenhagen on May 10th and May 11th this year — has unveiled the full line-up for its 2019 edition. Here’s how it pans out:


Friday, May 10th:


Built To Spill (us) — performing “Keep It Like a Secret” in full

Her Name Is Calla (uk) — last-ever performance

Jenny Gräf (dk/us)

Maps & Atlases (us)

Nordsind (dk)

Town Portal (dk)


Saturday, May 11th:


A.A.Williams (uk)

Astrosaur (no)

Celeste (fr)

Hexis (dk)

Jo Quail (uk)

LLNN (dk)

Morild (dk)


In addition, Marie Kølbæk Iversen (dk) will be doing a special performance at the Cisternerne in Frederiksberg on Sunday, May 12th, just as there will be a warm-up show at Underwerket in Valby on Thursday, May 09th, featuring the following artists:


Cartographs (dk)

Into Orbit (nz)

We Are Among Storms (dk)


Tickets for the festival can be found here, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Parting Gift to release "Pale" in March

Posted by AP on 16/02/19

Manchester, United Kingdom-based post-hardcore outfit Parting Gift has inked a deal with Fearless Records and will release their début EP, “Ensom”, through the label on March 22nd. You can view the artwork and pre-order the record in various formats here, while a music video for the first single, “Pale”, is available below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at BETA in Copenhagen on March 16th, where they will be supporting Blood Youth as part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which can be viewed here.


Tickets for that show can be purchased here for 125 DKK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Avantasia premieres "Moonglow" music video

Posted by AP on 16/02/19

To mark the release of his new album, “Moonglow”, through Nuclear Blast Records this past Friday, February 15th, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia has premiered the music video for the title track to it online below. The track features guest vocals by Candice Night of Blackmore’s Night.


Shining (Sweden)'s Danish concert in June officially announced

Posted by AP on 16/02/19

Halmstad, Sweden-based black metal group Shining’s concert at Hotel Cecil in Copenhagen on June 05th has now officially been confirmed. Support will be provided by Srd.


Tickets are on sale here for 195 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which was revealed in our earlier news article.


Shining released an excellent new album titled “X - Varg utan flock” last year, our review of which can be found right here. You can stream the track “Gyllene portarnas bro” from it below:


Pectora to release "Untaken" in May

Posted by AP on 16/02/19

Roskilde, Denmark-born heavy metallers Pectora have signed with Mighty Music and will release a new album titled “Untaken” through the label on May 03rd. It features the following songs:


01. “Untaken”

02. “Collide”

03. “Haunted Memory”

04. “The Fare”

05. “Running Out of Days”

06. “Unkindled Flame”

07. “No Regrets”

08. “The Arrival”


While pre-orders are yet to go live, you can peruse the band’s touring plans for the foreseeable future below (click on the Danish dates for more information):


February 22nd - Gimle, Roskilde, DEN

February 23rd - Bambi Galore, Hamburg, GER

March 22nd - Huset, Esbjerg, DEN

April 13th - BETA, Copenhagen, DEN

May 02nd - Anchor Pub, Stockholm, SWE

May 03rd - Backstage, Trollhättan, SWE

May 04th - Bomber Bar, Motala, SWE

May 16th - Dark Mental Festival, Valby, DEN

May 17th - Hads Herred Rockfestival, Gylling, DEN

May 18th - Kansas City, Odense, DEN

Clutch premieres "Ghoul Wrangler" music video

Posted by AP on 15/02/19

Clutch have premiered the music video for “Ghoul Wrangler” — one of the songs that comprise the Frederick, MD-based blues-rockers’ latest album, “Book of Bad Decisions”, which came out in 2018. You can watch the clip below.


Danish fans will have an opportunity to watch the band live at this year’s edition of the Copenhell festival, where they are scheduled to perform on Friday, June 21st. Tickets for the festival are available here, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Fallujah streaming new track: "Dopamine"

Posted by AP on 15/02/19

San Francisco, CA-based technical death metal crew Fallujah have made a new song called “Dopamine” available for streaming online below. It is taken from their upcoming album, “Undying Light”, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 15th and was detailed in our earlier news item.


The Claypool Lennon Delirium posts new song: "Amethyst Realm"

Posted by AP on 15/02/19

The Claypool Lennon Delirium — the psychedelic rock project uniting Primus frontman Les Claypool with Sean Lennon — has made a new song called “Amethyst Realm” available for streaming online below. It is taken from their upcoming album, “South of Reality”, which is nearing its official release next Friday, February 22nd.


Stream new Venom Prison track: "Uterine Industrialisation"

Posted by AP on 15/02/19

Welsh deathcore mob Venom Prison have revealed a new song called “Uterine Industrialisation” from their upcoming album, “Samsara”, which will be released through Prosthetic Records on March 15th and was detailed in our earlier news item. You can stream the song in question right here:


Of Mice & Men debut new single: "How to Survive"

Posted by AP on 15/02/19

A new Of Mice & Men single dubbed “How to Survive” has been made available for streaming online below. The Orange County, CA-based metalcore band was in the studio late last year, though it is presently unclear what sort of release they have in mind as a result of that.


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