The Optimist is the upcoming eleventh album by rock band Anathema, three years after their last release, Distant Satellites. The album is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017 through Kscope. The idea for The Optimist originated from the cover artwork of the album A Fine Day to Exit (2001). The coordinates from the first track are pointing to Silver Strand beach in San Diego County, the location that is shown on the cover of A Fine Day to Exit.
The one and only heavy metal pirates of ALESTORM are back, and they've brought with them their 5th full length album: “No Grave But The Sea”! So put on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine. No other band in the galaxy creates such epic modern symphonic folk metal anthems with endless hooks that will be stuck in your head until the heat death of the universe. Or in Alestorm's own words…”Stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing treasure”. Twisted together with blistering harmonized guitar & keyboard solos, thunderous power metal majesty, and unrelenting modern metal riffing, “No Grave But The Sea” is nothing less than the perfect soundtrack to the most epic battle of your life. “A pirate's life is simple; we drink and steal and kill!” So raise up your tankard into the sky for this brand new treasure of pirate metal!
SEETHER returns with their seventh full-length studio album, entitled Poison the Parish. The first release via front man Shaun Morgan's new label imprint Canine Riot Records, Poison the Parish is among the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of the band's illustrious career. Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band's lead singer and songwriter, Shaun Morgan. Playing with a newfound ferocity and purpose, the new material gelled quickly providing Morgan's dense, melodic grooves and brooding subject matter a gritty luster and room to breathe. Fifteen years deep into an incredibly consistent and rewarding career, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, worldwide fan base. Poison the Parish is Seether at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.