Posts Tagged ‘Novelists’

EXCLUSIVE: Novelists share the songs that inspired them!

Just a few weeks ago now, French progressive metal/djent outfit Novelists dropped their sophomore full-length record, ‘Noir’, and now the band are gearing themselves up to start showcasing their new arsenal of material live to their UK fans when they head to our shores next month.

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ALBUM: Novelists – Noir

Release Date: September 8th 2017
Label: SharpTone Records
Website: www.novelistsofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/novelistsmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/novelistsmusic

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The difficult second album. It’s often talked about. A stumbling block for most bands is whether to stick with what worked on the first release and build upon it, or to change the tune, and experiment with a different sound. For Parisian metalcorers Novelists, the second record syndrome, unfortunately, has struck.

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LYRIC VIDEO: Novelists – Lead The Light

Up-and-coming French progressive metal/djent outfit Novelists very recently dropped their sophomore full-length effort, ‘Noir’, and now they’ve just released a lyric video to accompany the latest choice of song culled from the record, ‘Lead The Light’.

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VIDEO: Novelists – A Bitter End

The release of French djent up-and-comers Novelists‘ sophomore full-length effort ‘Noir’ is impending, and whilst we wait for it to finally drop the band have delivered a video for its latest culled single, ‘A Bitter End’.

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NEWS: Novelists announce sophomore album, ‘Noir’!

Ready to come back with the follow-up to their debut album, ‘Souvenirs’, French progressive metal troupe Novelists have now unveiled the details of their sophomore full-length. The new album, ‘Noir’, is set for release on September 8th 2017 via SharpTone Records/Arising Empire.

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NEWS: Make The Suffer confirm UK tour for October 2017!

Australian heavy hitters Make Them Suffer have now announced that they’ll be taking a trip to the other side of the world in October for a headline tour of the UK in support of their soon-to-be-released third full-length record, ‘Worlds Apart’.

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VIDEO: Novelists – The Light, The Fire

To coincide with the news that they’ve now joined the roster over at SharpTone Records and Arising Empire, French metalcore/djent outfit Novelists have just dropped a video to accompany ‘The Light, The Fire’, the band’s brand new single and first offering since their 2015 debut, ‘Souvenirs’.

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NEWS: UK Tech-Fest confirms more bands for 2016, including Animals As Leaders!

UK Tech-Fest, set to take place this year from July 7th-11th at Newark Showground, has confirmed its second wave of bands for 2016, including third headline act Animals As Leaders. Below you can view a poster featuring the full line-up so far, alongside a list of all the new additions:

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NEWS: For Today announce April UK tour, with support from Silent Planet and Novelists!

Iowa metalcore four piece For Today have confirmed the dates of a headline UK run this April, with support from Silent Planet and Novelists. Find out where you can catch them below:

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ALBUM: Novelists – Souvenirs

Release Date: November 13th 2015
Label: Arising Empire Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/novelistsmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nvttweets

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Although the globe’s thriving tech-metal scene is showing little signs of slowing down, the task of combining nerd-friendly complexity with the songwriting suss and melodic sensibilities to crossover to a wider audience is still fiendishly difficult to pull off. Indeed, only a handful of acts (*cough* Architects *cough*) have proved to convincingly take on the mainstream without softening their edges, but the metallic uncompromise and shrewd accessibility of Novelist‘s debut LP ‘Souvenirs’ may well be enough to draw in those of a more middling palette:

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