ColdSpell have released a music video for the song 'Forevermore', the track is taken from the new album, 'A New World Arise', which is out today September 22th, 2017. For the fourth time the band from the land of ice and snow up in the north of Sweden is going to bring the world 12 songs that will melt a rocking heart. The band has captured emotions of a world going crazy and finding peace in the wilderness. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/AdVmt4RNqiY
The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn) and will be released in September 2017.
ColdSpell recently released the first single/video “Call of the Wild” https://youtu.be/vFwlwF1O2GU, back in July 2017.
With three albums released so far the wait is over. ColdSpell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.
British doomlords Lucifer's Chalice stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, The Pact, at slow & low authority TheObelisk.net. Set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records, hear Lucifer's Chalice's The Pact in its entirety exclusively HERE.
With members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of new Shadow Kingdom signees Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer's Chalice play pure 'n' true doom for total doom maniacs! Sounding as old as time itself, the eldritch atmosphere of The Pact is brewed in the foundational NWOBHM sounds of Witchfinder General and then steeped in witchcraft across the centuries and across continents. Its heaviness is forlorn yet yearning, unrepentantly dark but searching for light, plumbing doom metal's most abyssal recesses but equally brimming with the true metal spirit that defined the early '80s metal scene: doom metal may be the chosen genre of Lucifer's Chalice, but they inherently understand its total essence and the building blocks which made it in the first place, and thus span the whole panoply of metal and rock from 1977-1984. As such, across four epic-length tracks in a concise 'n' cutting 36 minutes, The Pact takes the listener on a moonlit journey across misty moors and through cobwebbed catacombs, from tragedy to triumph and back to tragedy again, inhabiting the subconscious of both the accuser and the accused.
Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil The Pact to a larger audience for which there's no returning from this covenant of total doom. Take the whole journey exclusively HERE, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
Polish act Dom Zły release their new single off their self-titled debut EP. The title track is streaming now exclusively via Echoes & Dust. Dom Zły is out on 13 October 2017 through Unquiet Records.
Listen to “Dom Zły” now: http://echoesanddust.com/2017/09/exclusive-track-premiere-dom-zly/
Dom Zły was established in late Autumn of 2016 in Puławy, Poland. The inner need to express oneself about everyday realities surrounding us was the main reason for starting this project. The climate of the music is the result of the band members’ common fascination with alternative music and its broad horizons, inclined more towards the heavier or extreme side.
Dom Zły is the crust vision of a degenerated world, condemning the existing order.
The project consists of members of bands such as Kaldera, Hidden World, The Feral Trees, Weedcraft, Panacea and Words Mean Nothing.
Mighty Music proudly presents the first Japanese band in our roster; Eleanor. The band plays far eastern melancholic gothic metal. Eleanor is influenced by the most of the European bands in the same genre, but adds the unique Japanese ethnic sensitivity and sound - making their version of melancholic gothic metal an inspiring experience.
The band visited Belgium in 2013 and fell in love with the European live scene, making them wanting to come back. With the international release of the new album "Celestial Nocturne" through Mighty Music in early 2018 , the band aims for the stars and it should not be to long before we see them on European soil once again.
"Defying Gravity" is the first single from the new album - watch it right here:-
Yesterday saw the release of the brand new video from Japanese rock/metal sensations Lovebites. It’s a single entitled Shadowmaker and is taken from the group upcoming debut album Awakening From Abyss. This anthem has the lot, 6 awesome minutes of the girls rocking out, soaring vocals, amazing solos and a fist tight backing from the drum and bass section. On Shadowmaker, the band are firing on every cylinder they’ve got and if you needed any more proof that Lovebites have arrived, then this is it!
The music for Shadowmaker was written by Mi-ya and together with the band, they took care of the arrangement. The lyrics, which were written and sung in English by lead vocalist extraordinaire, Asami, have been added to the Youtube page for the song. Just click the link at the top of the video.
Also revealed today, is the full track listing for Awakening From Abyss featuring 12 tremendous tracks that are going to simply rock your socks off. Read more more about the album, artwork and production …here
Awakening From Abyss (US Edition) is already available for pre-order at Shop Sliptrick and iTunes.
Awakening From Abyss track listing:
01. The Awakening
02. The Hammer Of Wrath
03. Warning Shot
05. Scream For Me
07. Burden Of Time
08. The Apocalypse
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
Awakening From Abyss | US Edition | Released October 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Asami – Lead Vocals | Midori – Guitar | Miho – Bass | Haruna – Drums | Mi-ya – Guitar, Keyboards
Band links: Official Website (eng) | Facebook | Twitter
Asking Alexandria have released a video for the new single “Into The Fire” (watch above). The track, which will appear on the band’s as-of-yet untitled fifth album (Dec. 15, Sumerian Records) marks the first new music to come from the band since they reunited with singer Danny Worsnop.
“This is an incredibly exciting period in Asking Alexandria’s career. We have been through hell and back again,” explains singer/guitar player Ben Bruce. “It’s been an insanely long road but we couldn’t be more excited that it has brought us to where we are now. We have been given a new lease on life. As individuals, this is the happiest we have been in a very long time.”
The song, and accompanying video, arrives following the U.S. debut via SiriusXM Octane.
Asking Alexandria spent the summer recording the new album, with From First To Last’s Matt Good (Memphis May Fire, Upon a Burning Body) and mixer Taylor Larson (Periphery). The album’s title and cover art will be revealed soon.
Asking Alexandria is:-
Ben Bruce (guitar/vocals)
Cameron Liddell (guitar)
Sam Bettley (bass)
James Cassells (drums)
Danny Worsnop (vocals).
October is coming!
After having released the highly anticipated details of Serenity's new album “Lionheart” including track listing, album artwork and release date it’s now time to present a first audio premiere of the album title track Lionheart! Today is the day: Get your ears on the worldwide exclusive audio video premiere HERE!
The band states:
"Lionheart - the title track of our upcoming album - is a fast, deep melodic metal song with a slightly celtic influence! it's about war, pain but also hope - and one of our favourite tracks! So let's fight like a lion!"
With a full grasp of stunning emotions and superior dramatic compositions these Austrian folks are world class, having won the prestigious Amadeus Austrian Music Award 2017. With the title of their sixth opus Serenity deliver a statement: Lionheart Heroic and heartfelt - it's almost impossible to not be carried away!
Lionheart was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Gyula Havancsák at Hjules Design and Illustrations created the album artwork!
Don’t miss out on your exclusive Pre-Order HERE!
All digital pre-orders of Lionheart will include the title track as an instant download!
Meet Serenity on tour with their label mates in Delain this autumn as well as on an extensive headlining Tour with Visions Of Atlantis and Sleeping Romance all over Europe! All dates can be found listed below:
Serenity supporting Delain presents Danse Macabre Feat. Marco Hietala:
26.10.17 FR - Paris / Alhambra
27.10.17 CH - Pratteln / Z7
28.10.17 DE - Bochum / Zeche
29.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
31.10.17 NL - Utrecht / Tivoli
01.11.17 UK - London / KOKO
Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2018
Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark, Slam, Metal Talk, Lords Of Metal
Serenity /w special guests Visions Of Atlantis, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule* & Evenmore**
09.02.2018 AT – Wörgl / Komma*
10.02.2018 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn*
12.02.2018 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben*
14.02.2018 UK – London / Underworld*
15.02.2018 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob*
16.02.2018 NL – Nijverdal / Cult Art Shop**
17.02.2018 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat**
18.02.2018 DE – Bochum / Matrix**
19.02.2018 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu**
20.02.2018 DE – Nürnberg / Der Cult**
21.02.2018 CZ – Prag / Nova Chmelnice**
23.02.2018 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei**
24.02.2018 AT – Lenzing / Pfarrsaal**
Italian thrash metallers Cruentator have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album, Ain't War Hell?, in January 2018.
Formed in 2016 and featuring members from the brutal gore band Bowel Stew, Cruentator was born with the intention of creating the most punishing kind of thrash metal. After a couple of shows opening for the legendary Necrodeath, the band entered Toxic Basement Studios in early 2017 to record Ain't War Hell?, containing eights songs of a merciless brand of thrash metal influenced by acts like Demolition Hammer, Morbid Saint, Slaughter (Canada), Razor, Kreator, Sodom, Incubus, and Devastation.
The cover art for Ain't War Hell? was done by artist Five Miligrams, responsible for the iconic artwork of such bands such as Morbid Saint and Massacre.
Release date for Ain't War Hell? hasn't been set as of yet, but will happen in January 2018, so as soon as we are able to reveal cover artwork and the first advance single, an exact release date will be announced. In the meantime, don't hesitate to visit Cruentator's official site below.
MetalSucks is offering an exclusive early stream of "Early Cvlts," the title track to the second LP by Thessaloniki, Greece-based black metal trio, Natvre's, as the record nears release through Argento Records.
Combining mid-tempo, over-saturated riffs with feral blast beats and lacerating vocals, Natvre's create a hateful maelstrom of terror and controlled chaos that is impossible to forget. The Hellenic commandos now offer the torrential maelstrom of their second proper full-length, Early Cvlts, the album showcasing the band's terrorizing yet supremely infectious '90s-inspired blackened arts through eight methodical songs recorded at Stelth Sound Studiosand completed with artwork by Luca Devinu.
The band offers with the "Early Cvlts" advance stream, "This song is what Natvre's is all about. It's the song on the album that has the biggest punk influence and it's a sort of statement against the narcissism and pseudo avant-garde attitude that is quite popular in Black Metal today. It's a song about reality and self-liberation through following the path that leads to the depth."
With their debut of the new song, MetalSucks issues, "their music fucking rips. Part second wave black metal and part ferocious punk and hardcore, their second full-length album, Early Cvlts, is wholly menacing and fierce... It's dramatic and cinematic, both highly focused and slightly off the rails. In short: it's black metal the way black metal should be."
Hear "Early Cvlts" by Natvre's only through MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.
The previously-issued "Death Of The Earth" is also streaming at Cvlt Nation HERE.
Argento Records will issue Natvre's Early Cvlts digitally and on black and limited coloured vinyl on October 27th; find pre-orders HERE.
Natvre's is one of the most destructive black metal units to ever come out of Greece. Formed in 2014, the outfit has been seen supporting the likes of Destroyer 666 and Kawir in their native country. The trio self-released their debut album, Wrath, in 2015; the record immediately sold-out, and was reissued in 2016 through Argento Records as the band was forging new material for its follow-up.
Stand by for additional audio samples and other band news to be issued in the bleak weeks ahead.
Timezapped neuropunks Expander stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Endless Computer, at Decibel magazine's website. Now set for international release on October 15th via Nuclear War Now! Productions, hear Expander's Endless Computer in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although black and death varieties of metal have largely thrived in the modern era, it has been conspicuously more difficult over the past decade or more to find a thrash band that both follows in the strong traditions of its forefathers and at the same time pushes beyond established boundaries to develop a sound that is unique unto itself, rather than being a stale form of mimicry of the subgenre’s heyday. Hailing from Austin, Texas, and to this point having released two EPs, Expander has broken the mould and developed its own niche through a novel concoction and recombination of musical and thematic elements that broadly span the genres of metal and punk. Expander’s music, lyrical themes, and chosen artwork are decidedly futuristic without being gratuitously experimental. The most appropriate point of reference that one might choose in drawing a direct comparison would be to Killing Technology-era Voivod. Expander, however, is noticeably more aggressive than its Canadian predecessor in its approach and delivery, which is clearly demonstrated on Endless Computer.
The concept behind the album is that of a shapeless cosmic entity which represents the pinnacle of technological advancement and seeks autonomous control over all atomic matter in the universe. This vision is musically reflected in the myriad of often times unconventional riffs and progressions that manage to tunnel their way into the inner-consciousness of the listener and subvert independent cognition, much in the same way that a digital virus infects and takes control first of a single machine and then progressively engulfs entire networks of them. Not to be underestimated with respect to its overall impact on this album is the level of mindfulness to all aspects of production on this recording.
Whereas a great deal of metal, particularly that of the black/death variety, runs a high risk of overproduction, thrash metal with a futuristic focus, such as this, benefits immensely from a healthy degree of attention to clarity and precision, which is proven in this case. Also a product of the band’s diligence in capturing the best-possible recording was its decision to faithfully reproduce its live sound to the greatest extent possible. To this end, the band transported its entire backline from its home base in the heart of Texas to faraway GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, rather than rely on the house equipment to only approximate the desired outcome. The final nod to detail is the perfectly representative cover artwork by Luca Carey, with whom the band worked very closely to ensure that the artwork reflected the lyrical themes of the music as accurately as possible.
Given the blistering pace at which humankind increasingly finds itself entangled in the web of its own creations, Endless Computer may indeed serve as a harbinger of the fate that we have sealed for ourselves. Face that fate in its entirety exclusively HERE, as well as read an outer communique with the band, all courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
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