Ideas the Hungarian symphonic metal act recently changed their singer since Anita Kun left the band.
It was a secret until today, who is the new singer of the band.
"We are not stretching that string any more! We are happy to announce that our new singer is Anna Király. You may know her name from the band, Sorronia. A new and exciting chapter begins in the story of Ideas. Together we are on the way to a new full-length album, we've already started the songwriting process. Though we don't have plans to change the basics of the band, there will be many novelties around us, we have enormous plans in our heads. We have many aims which will open new doors for us and from now on we are taking those steps together. We believe that with Anna new perspectives have opened and we are excited to start working together! Stay tuned because soon we will have new surprises for you!
Best wishes, Anna, Tibcsy, Beke, Misi, Krisztián"
The band shared the news with an unplugged video of a new song already written together with Anna.
Soon there will be more news and surprises from Ideas!
On 5 May, the biggest underground metal event with over 400 bands took place in 43 countries and 64 cities. It was a huge success with overwhelming impressions from metal communities all over the world. After this passionate display of love for the music and the community, there must be a second round of Metal United World Wide in 2019. Coordinating with so many countries (and possibly even more than in 2018), it is not easy to find consensus but 15 June 2019 has now been chosen for MUWWs second edition.
For those who would like to catch up on the shows they missed, we have compiled a youtube playlist with recorded live streams or videos from a range of countries. On our Facebook page, we shared a large number of videos, photos and reviews. Finally, the lists of shows, participating bands and partners can be found on our website www.metal-united-world-wide.com
The Metal United World Wide team will start with preparations for the next round soon. If you want to be part as a organiser, media partner or supporter - let us know. Don't forget, it's a community project and everybody can participate and contribute.
So on 15 June 2019, the worldwide motto of the metal community will be again:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall! \m/
Metal United World Wide is an initiative to overcome the distances between the widespread individual communities. The event consists of shows around the world on the same date under the united banner. For media contacts, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Legends of Ukrainian Pagan Black metal, Paganland has two shows in Lithuania on Infinite Agony Ritual 3 festival in Vilnius and Kaunas, the new official Live Video for the song "Black Mountain" (Live in Kaunas - Klubas "Lemmy", 5.5.2018) is now available for watching!
Filmed by Hannu Mikkola
Edited by Lycane
Phenomy, winners of the W:O:A Metal Battle in The Lebanon are set to perform at Wacken Festival 2018
On 27th of April in Beirut, Lebanese metal act Phenomy, alongside three other bands, took the challenge to battle for a slot in the worldwide final of the Metal Battle at the Wacken Festival 2018 (August 2nd-4th). Phenomy gained the first place in the battle! Congratulations, Guys!
Stated the band:
"It is an honour for us to represent our country in one of the biggest metal festivals in the world, Wacken Open Air. We are happy that the hard work is paying off and we are thankful for everything we are being able to do. Going through a hell of a journey climbing the ladder step by step and we are proud of what we have accomplished so far. To all those who believe in Phenomy, thank you so much for being a part of our family!"
Govad Music (the responsible promoter for the W:O:A Metal Battle in Middle East) wrote about Phenomy:
"Approaching the metal scene with a solid ground, a clear vision, and a steady aim; Influenced by Thrash metal and their love for melodies, they set out to define a sound of their own, away from the common labels and flavours of the genre." Read more here: http://www.govad-music.com/phenomy-is-the-winner-band-of-the-metal-battle-in-lebanon
Wacken Open Air 2018 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328105420965621
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash / Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal / ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale / Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay in the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Stream “Dance Of The Wounded Souls” here:
Lelahell releases the new official video 'Paramnesia', the first track from the upcoming album named Alif.
The new album was recorded at Fermata Studio (Algiers), mixed and mastered at the famous Hertz Recording Studio (Biylystock, Poland) by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Hate). Each Lelahell album is conceptually linked to the main character of Abderrahmane. This new album is focusing on his first steps in his new life.
Alif contains ten tracks of very intensive death metal, sharp riffs with an Algerian folklore accent, all combined with fast blast beats and technical rhythms.
We would be very grateful to you for sharing, playing this video via your website or other ways if possible.
For the new official video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnvHxAAbfQs
Greek heavy metal band, Null'o'zero, have announced the release of their new album 'Instructions To Dominate' on July 13, via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. 'Instructions To Dominate' is the 2nd Official album by Null'o'zero, an album that was written in a very difficult period for the band. This is the reason why the album is so aggressive and driven by emotion - anger, grief, pain, frustration - but it also gives hope to take courage to stand with our heads held high.
It's a natural evolution of the first album 'The Enemy Within', preserving the band’s unique character. Solid rhythm section, diverse riffs, outrageous solos and imposing vocals blend to an intriguing balance between melody and aggression.
The album was engineerd, produced by Null'o'zero & Thimios Krikos (InnerWish, ex-Deviner), mixed by Thimios Krikos (InnerWish, ex-Deviner) & Nikos Iosifidis, engineerd by Fotis Benardo (SixforNine, ex-Septic Flesh), additional engineering by Nikos 'HULK' Iosifidis & Akis Pastras and mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Made Production Sweden (Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Firewind, Havok). The album artwork was made by Giannis Nakos - Remedy Art Design.
Guest Appearances by Thimios Krikos (Last Solo 'Until the end of life') and George Georgiou (Piano 'Until the end of life').
Null'o'zero was formed in 2012 in Athens/Greece. The general idea was to play contemporary aggressive music but also with technical and melodical riffs, main influences are Megadeth, Death, Symphony X, Metallica, etc.
Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:
Simplefast (GR) Modern Metal | Thrash Metal
Simplefast is a Modern Metal/Thrash Metal band from Athens, Greece. They were formed in late 2011 and after various changes in their line-up, the band began to gig in March 2012. Over the years, they have played numerous shows and supported well-known bands such as the American metal band Defeater and the Greek metal bands Bio-Cancer, Chronosphere, Exarsis and Sonata Antartika.
In 2014, they put out their first independent release with the mini-album Cursed which consisted of 6 tracks. On May 19, 2017 they released their second album Apocalypse, through AMAdea Music which gained excellent reviews and currently stands as the best-selling metal record on the AMAdea roster!
From May to December 2017, Simplefast performed around Central Europe, the Balkans and Greece as part of the 1st leg of the “Apocalypse Over Europe Tour” and they band will continue with the second and third leg of the tour during 2018. On touring breaks the group plan to enter the studio and record their 3rd, as yet untitled album, which is due for release via Sliptrick Records in early to mid 2019.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Irish Modern Metal act Words That Burn are proud to unleash their new single and official video "When We're Forgotten". "When We're Forgotten" single has been produced by Josh Robinson in JSR Studios, Belfast and mastered by Alan Douches in West West Side Studios, New York.
The band stated:
"WTB are super excited to share our video for When We’re Forgotten with you. It is our first time working with Carl Quinn and the rest of the guys in Empty Horoscope Media. He is by far one of the most professional, dedicated and easy to work with people we have dealt with. Even though this was his baby he kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. From initial concept, we knew that this video a big task - The production was huge, there was a lot of people involved, multiple locations, pyro & special effects - so we are absolutely stoked with the end result.
This song is a snap shot of the new direction that we are taking as a band so we wanted to come out guns blazing. We wanted something visually striking to compliment the song. I think we got that!"
Check it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n8VjsJIB6s&feature=youtu.be
Visuals : Empty Horoscope Media
Director : Gareth Stewart
Producer : Andy McCormick
DOP : Carl Quinn
Taking musical & sonic influence from bands such as Deftones, Bring me the Horizon, Slipknot, Northlane, Killswitch Engage, Architects and The Defiled, Words That Burn compiled an album of hook laden tracks which saw the album chart at Number 1 in the Irish Metal, Irish Rock and Irish mainstream iTunes download charts. Over the course of 2016/2017, Words That Burn completed an Irish tour with a plethora of shows the length and breadth of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, followed by the video release of ‘Mirror Perfect Mannequin’, which led to a slew of European dates in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic, including a main-stage performance at the Exit Festival in Serbia alongside Destruction, Discharge and Black Dahlia Murder. Currently in the studio writing the follow-up to "Regret is for the Dead”.
Welcome Okkultist! Portuguese Death Metal, straight to the point and vicious as if summoned from the depths of abysses and the ugly layers of Hell. Inspired by the likes of Master / Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death and Dismember, Okkultist picks up where impure Nineties Death Metal left and are ready to unleash upon you their debut album “Reinventing Evil“, that will soon be released worldwide by Fernando Ribeiro’s (Moonspell) new record label Alma Mater Records!
Okkultist formed back in late 2015. They started playing live and spreading their raw notion of evil Death Metal on October 15th 2016. In 2017 “Eye Of The Beholder”, the band’s debut EP was unleashed independently, but caught up and spread around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy.
Even at this early stage, Okkultist already had the honour to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD.
They now became the very first band to sign with Alma Mater Records, Moonspell’s singer Fernando Ribeiro record label, committed to showcase all around the world, with the promo partnership of All Noir and Rastilho, conjured in Portugal, Metal from the Navigator’s land. Stay tuned on the infernal vibes of this deadly raw and PURE FVCKING EVIL Portuguese talent!
Dunkelheit Produktionen has set July 23rd as the international release date for Tunjum's highly anticipated debut album, Deidades del inframundo, on CD format. The vinyl LP version shall see release on August 1st.
Hailing from Lima, Peru, Tunjum began in 2007 as an all-female project playing pagan-themed death metal. Their first promo tape arrived in 2011, to be followed by another promo in 2014, and later that year the Sagrado tiempo de caos EP and the Muerte ancestral demo. Though the line-up changed during these years, Tunjum remained committed to their primary influences - Death, Massacre, Autopsy, Treblinka, Nocturnus, VON, Nihilist, Insulter, Grotesque, Asphyx, Expulser, and Genocidio among others - but always endeavoured to etch their own uniqueness within such exquisite rawness and darkness. And while that line-up has since ceased to be an all-female one, founding drummer (and now also vocalist) Kultarr continues to guide the band, and her vocals lend a particularly diabolic aspect to Tunjum's proudly traditional attack.
Since the beginning, Tunjum's themes have largely revolved around the ancient Moche culture, which reigned over eastern Peru from about 100 AD to 800 AD. Through Tunjum's music, the listener is drawn into the Moche mythology, which is strongly based on blood: sacrificing the blood of a beheaded enemy to the gods strengthened their reign over the world. Also, there were many voluntary sacrifices, because the bloodshed was seen as a cleansing of the soul that linked the victim to the ancestors and thus made him holy. The name Tunjum itself is also rooted in the Moche language, and is taken from the combined verb for killing and dying. This hallows the ritual of blood and death, which was the only way of communicating with the gods, in times when the gods only lusted for blood and war.
Indeed, across the 42 minutes comprising Deidades del inframundo, the listener is dragged deeply down into Tunjum's deadly vortex of blood, sacrifice, and total DEATH METAL. Tunjum's attack is at once unapologetically primitive and expertly nuanced, which is not surprising considering their current lineup is completed by members of such respected cults as Grave Desecration and Putrid. The hammering surge strips everything down to its barbaric basics, but within that almost-hypnotizing rush of crude 'n' rude Metal of Death lays a keen understanding of what makes this artform so enduring - songwriting that literally possesses the listener immediately, and proceeds to guide each listener into the darkest bowels of the imagination (and beyond...). And it's a totality that Tunjum pound and punish and pound and punish across each of these eight tracks, with Kultarr's world-eating vocals, in particular, acting like an instrument unto itself; simply, there is no escape.
Completed by suitably ominous artwork courtesy of Alan Corpse, Tunjum make a grand, garish entry onto the world stage with Deidades del inframundo. The question remains, then: will you return from their thrall? Tempt fate with the new track "Difunta Señora Soberana" HERE at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
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