Italian Metalcore quintet The End At The Beginning are proud to release their newest full length, "Revelations" officially out today. Furthermore, the quintet is also streaming it online, you can catch it here.
The stream follows two previous singles, "Souleater" and "Dissipate", and includes Jei from Despite Exile as guest on one of their tracks. The album, mixed and mastered at Wavemotion Recordings in Italy, is bound to catch the listener, with powerful vocals, moving cleans, and top notch instrumentation, that pair up perfectly with the lyrics and motives behind the full length.
For anyone that's not already familiar with the Italian powerhouse, The End At The Beginning had previously won the Unsigned Artist Of The Month contest in April 2015 held by Artery Recordings, and they're now ready to kick it up a notch and captivate new fans with their latest effort.
When asked, Lorenzo -clean vocals, guitar- had this to say about the album: "It's a very important step for the band, as friends, as men and as humans. This album reflects what we've gone through together, in a world where it's so difficult to live in. We never wrote something heavier, deeper and more true, always facing life and the human condition with a positive attitude, despite everyday difficulties and suffering, and we could never be more proud of it".
Straight from the most artistically prolific city in Italy, Bologna, The End At The Beginning began drawing attention upon their formation in early 2012. Their fan-base grew incessantly across the country, while their music style quickly and progressively matured until the release of their first full length Appearances in 2014. Mastering a quite complex composition of riffs and drum patterns, the quintet stuns the audience with fierce moshing energy, paired with a tight grasp on precise instrumental performance on the stage.
Thanks to the energy and passion they put into their live performances and their humble yet enthusiastic attitude, they were able to share the stage with bands such as Being As An Ocean, Betraying The Martyrs, Counterparts, Burning Down Alaska, Hundredth, Hopes Die Last, and many more.
The band started gaining international attention when they won the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" competition held by Artery Recordings in April 2015, and by playing shows outside of their home country. These achievements boosted the band's popularity and kindled their fanbase growth, which continues to spread even outside Europe's borders.
In their new album "Revelations", the band pushes the boundaries of modern metal sound incorporating strong melodic elements with a particular attention to detail in the arrangements and vocal production. A tight composition and experimental sounds are partnered with massive breakdowns and meaningful lyrics, which represent the core of the band's signature style.
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The new album "Candyland" of the Italian “Vampiric Metal” legends Theatres Des Vampires is out now, the band stated:
"Here we are bloody folks! Today is the Day! Theatres Des Vampires are pleased to announce the release of the new album "Candyland" via Scarlet Records! Blood is life!"
To purchase your Candyland bloody copy:
Just recently the band unleashed the first video “Morgana Effect” from the new album. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2whvqOU2gw
"Candyland” sees also a very special guest appearance by legendary Moonspell frontman Fernando Ribeiro on the song ‘Seventh Room’.
After two years of silence and one year since the last recording sessions, 88 celebrates their 10th year anniversary with a new album!
The album title is “Failed Brainwasher” and contains 10 new tracks:
1. March of Botev
2. A Call for Awakening
4. Muslim? Blow Yourself!
5. Mindless Dirty Crowd
6. War is the Way for Purity
7. The Golden Trap
8. Abandoned Border
9. Failed Brainwasher
10. SS marschiert in Feindesland
The album was recorded during October 3-9, 2016 in Phoenix, USA.
A Digipak version, limited to 500 copies will be released by Black Metal Cult records (USA).
Pro Tape version, limited to 200 copies will be released by Southern Plague records (Argentina).
British Doom / Death / Sludge band Warcrab have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream their new album Scars of Aeons, which is out tomorrow via Black Bow Records.
The band commented "This is our best album to date.It fully represents the musical evolution of Warcrab as both a collective and individuals"
Stream Scars of Aeons here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=128295
Warcrab have been making a name for themselves in the UK underground Metal scene since 2011. Hailing from the South West of England, the six piece have played the length and breadth of the country wowing audiences with their carefully crafted blend of Death, Sludge and Doom Metal.
The first release, a Self-titled EP, came in late 2012 and was very well received. Showcasing the bands heavy, sledgehammer approach to songwriting Warcrab followed this release with a number of successful UK shows throughout 2013.
The band began 2014 with a string of dates across the UK with London-based doomsters Diesel King, this provided great exposure for some of their crushing and dynamic new material from their eagerly awaited second EP Ashes of Carnage. This was premiered and the EP released when the band played to a huge audience on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2014 which was swiftly followed by a UK tour with Brazilian death mongers Krow. This second offering was a step up for the band as they strived to hone their sound and enhance what they had previously written. With a strong theme of warfare, conflict and the agonies that ensue they aimed to portray this both lyrically and musically in songs such as “In this Iron Tomb”, "Lay all to Waste” and “Entombed in Flames”.
Limited numbers of Ashes of Carnage were released on When Planets Collide label and then re-released in 2015 with additional bonus tracks on Contagion Records giving the band a much larger audience in Europe and beyond. It was promoted through numerous shows across the UK which saw Warcrab sharing the stage with artists such as Vader, Conan, Incantation, Desecration, Sonance and Warlord UK (on the WARTOUR 2015). The band accompanied this series of shows with the premier of their first official video. The video for “Lay all to Waste”, from the aforementioned Ep, was shot at a number of live performances and showcases the band doing what they do best as the title would suggest.
In late 2015 the band entered Skyhammer Studios, with Chris Fielding (Conan) at the desk to embark on recording the third release Scars of Aeons. 2016 looks to be very promising for Warcrab with the release of this monster through Black Bow Records' and further live offerings at upcoming UK metal festivals such as Thashersaurus and Incineration fest. This will no doubt be an opportunity for them to pummel their audience into ear bleeding submission.
Finnish female fronted metal group, Evil Drive, have released a video for the new single of their, still untitled upcoming, second album to be released via Mighty Music worldwide on early 2017.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Äänilaitos studio in Kotka with Juuso Elminen (Domination Black) "Anti-Genocide" presents Evil Drive's melodic metal reinforced by Viktoria Viren's over-the-top growling with one of the tightest guitar sections in the scene. The video was shot and filmed by the bands long time trusted friend Tino-Viljami Vanhala. Viktoria Viren comments: "Anti-Genocide has a totally different theme and feeling compared to our debut album 'The Land Of The Dead, which was all about the current world politics and war".
The new track is about the history of the American Indians and about the fate they had to suffer when the "white men came and took over their land". "Anti-Genocide" also presents the bands updated line-up which now features guitarist Juha-Pekka "J-P" Pusa who recently replaced the band's original guitarist Niko Huusari.
Ville Wiren comments:
"The new line-up makes the band sound better than ever. J-P definitely brings us a lot of new energy and ideas and helps the band to find a completely new level. We've finally found ourselves, our musical style and finally have access to all the musical tools we've ever wanted: strong growling vocals, two great guitarists, and a great rhythm section. We trust that our upcoming album will be a turning point for Evil Drive, and we are excited to be with Mighty Music for this new chapter".
Watch the video right here:
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Austrian / German quintet Glare Of The Sun to the Lifeforce Records roster.
Drown yourself into the deep sea of wide and heavenly guitars. Dreamy, shoe-gazy, epic. But wait for it – the massive hammer of doom will hit you soon enough. Unexpected, unprepared, merciless. Glare Of The Sun are beautiful and brutal at the same time. Promising and melancholic, tumbling at the edge of senses, between falling and rising, light and dark, night and day. Always creating space, leaving it up to you which side you want to choose.
Experienced musicians (form Germany and Austria) of all kinds of genres breaking the boundaries. No rules – no remorse. And that’s also how their music sounds like. Doom meets Post, Shoe-Gaze, Prog and several other kinds of music. All is authentic, all is glare. In July 2016 Glare Of The Sun booked the Vato Loco Studios of Martin Schirenc (Pungent Stench) to create their first Album „Soil“, which will be released in January 2017 on Lifeforce Records. Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath) and his Unisound Studio Sweden was responsible for the mastering.
Glare Of The Sunconsists of members/ex-members of Zombie Inc., Collapse 7, Microtonner, Ghouls come knockin‘, Proll Guns.
Debut album "Soil" out January 2017 on Lifeforce Records.
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
Dark Essence Records have announced the details of the new album from veteran Norwegian Black Metallers Sarkom, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December.
Titled "Anti-Cosmic Art" the seven-track album was originally intended to mark the band's tenth anniversary, but was delayed due to a combination of personal and technical difficulties that often beset bands and skew carefully laid release plans. Which, as it happens, worked out for the best, because it gave the band time to rethink, and produce an album that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sarkom is a long way from being a "one trick pony", as is often the case on the Black Metal scene.
To mark the release of "Anti-Cosmic Art" Sarkom will play the following two Norwegian dates:
03 Dec: Good Omens, Trondheim
17 Dec: Revolver, Oslo
More information about Sarkom can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sarkom
Veteran Danish Power Metallers Iron Fire have released new single "Iron Eagle," a track taken from new album Among the Dead. Stream it at this location.
Iron Fire released their 8th full-length album Among the Dead September 16 on Crime Records. The album is available on CD, cassette, and vinyl LP formats. Order Among the Dead from Crime Records at https://shop.crimerecords.no/
In case you missed it, the band released the official video for the title track last month. Check it out here.
Want to Headbang like it's 1999? Then Among the Dead should be your obvious choice. The new offering from Iron Fire is as old school as it gets 16 years into the millennium. The 90s spawned a lot of power metal classics, and Among the Dead is made in the spirit of those. Albums like Black in Mind (Rage), The Dark Saga (Iced Earth) and Better Than Raw (Helloween) were all blueprints for the making of Among the Dead.
Recorded in Death Island Studio with engineer Marco Angioni and Mixed in Poland's Hertz Studios, heaviness is guaranteed, along with melodic hooks, blistering guitars and pounding power metal drumming. This is no-bullshit metal from the heart, made by Denmark's finest power metal band!
Swiss Dark Metal band Xaon have released the official music video for "When the Everlasting Gardens Die Away," a song from forthcoming EP Face of Balaam. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQDLZ6squDc
Xaon will release its debut EP Face of Balaam on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by Soilworks's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at this location.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of Xaon. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like Anathema, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Demonical, Ulver, and even Finnish act Disgrace's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
In other news, Xaon be touring Europe with SIRENIA, TYR, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, and RELICSEED in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Bremem, Germany @ Tivoli
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
Greek progressive black metal horde Aenaon will release their third studio offering next month via Code666. Titled Hypnosophy, the seven track offering was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and is a work of vision and devotion. Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual yet dark, an extreme and progressive musical effort complemented by the unique art of Łukasz Wodyński, Hypnosophy is a portal to a glorious surrealistic journey.
Hypnosophy will be released via Aural Music sub-label Code666 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on November 25th in Europe and December 9th in North America. Pre-orders are available at THIS LOCATION.
In the meantime, sample first single "Oneirodynia" at THIS LOCATION.
"'Oneirodynia' is the opening track of our new album," elaborates the band, "an progressive inferno that offers no compromise. From the stormy parts to the more tranquil movements, 'Oneirodynia' simulates all the pleasures and sufferings that an individual can experience in the state of dreaming."
Hypnosophy Track Listing:
2. Fire Walk With Me
3. Earth Tomb
6. Thus Ocean Swells
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