* New album out now: 'The clouds are burning' * Available at: http://www.van-records.de/products/de/Vn-Releases/Faal-The-Clouds-Are-Burning-12-LP.html?XTCsid=f32hlot6m0e2ks5si085hletm1 Faal was founded in 2005 by Alex (guitar), Pascal (guitar) and Ward (drums). After a long period of searching for the right bandmembers, eventually the band has formed a steady line-up with Yara (synths), Harrie (bass) and William (vocals) in 2010.
Truthseeker is an instrumental rock band with a dense and atmospheric sound. Their debut EP "Weightless at Dawn" features 5 slow, cinematic tracks characterized by reverb-soaked lead guitars, huge drums, textural rhythm guitars and a thick distorted bass sound. Although there are no vocals, the artwork features poems for each of the EP's songs with the exception of "Submerged". There are traces of Prog-Rock, Metal, Post-Rock/Metal...
At Dark are a new band hailing from Sydney. Made up of 2 fat guys, one redhead, one midriff and a scooter rider who used to be in The Amenta. http://atdark.wordpress.com/
Intronaut is a post-metal band from Los Angeles, California. They play progressive metal with some harsh vocals, as well as, more recently, melodic vocals and vocal harmonies, combined with progressive and jazzy instrumental breaks. Their sound incorporates traits from prog rock, sludge, Indian, African, and Afro-Latin rhythms, as well as a heavy jazz influence. Intronaut features guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable (ex Anubis Rising), guitarist/vocalist/percussionist David Timnick, drummer Danny Walker of Uphill Battle and bassist Joe Lester.
http://www.facebook.com/scalethesummitband Scale the Summit is an American progressive metal band based out of Houston, Texas. It formed in 2004 and signed to Prosthetic Records. The band draws influences from other progressive acts such as Cynic and Dream Theater. However, unlike most other progressive metal bands, they have no vocalist and play solely instrumental music. In 2004, Guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute where they met drummer Pat Skeffington.
There are at least 2 artists with the name Lungs: 1) Lungs are a Sydney punk rock trio with an attention deficit. A taste for the frantic has them mixing the speed of skate punk and thrash with the more driving anthems of post-hardcore rock. They also play, write and record at an enviable pace. Since they formed in the inner west of Sydney in 2006, they have become synonymous with Australian fast punk, touring the country and playing main supports for acts as diverse as NOFX, A Wilhelm Scream, Bouncing Souls, Mach Pelican, The City On Film and Blueline Medic.
psychedelic post-Hardcore band turned prog merchants - HUMANFLY - Formed in the early part of the decade, the band offer epic, metallic journeys through huge heaviness and Floyd esq atmospherics. Vocals are used sparingly, focusing primarily on building thematically through the music. The recent CD release of II by US label 20 Buck Spin has introduced Humanfly to a larger audience and the band are ready to record their third album, which is gonna kick the shit out of everyone.
After the dissolution of Lockjaw signing, Second To Last, three former members, Greg Wynne, Alex Macarte and Paul Heron, reconvened and Manatees came into being. Having abandoned the musical direction of their previous band, they plummeted into a percussion focused prog-drone onslaught. The band cite many influences, from Neurosis to Pink Floyd, but never fall into the trap of replicating their idols, delivering a fresh, stunningly powerful sound.