Fresh-faced Devilment, fronted by veteran Black / Dark Metal vocalist Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), took time out to record a music video for their forthcoming second single ''Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', taken from the band's forthcoming debut "The Great And Secret Show". The video stills can be seen above.
Director Sam Scott-Hunter offered his thoughts on the new video, admitting that he "wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room".
In order to do this the band and Sam headed to Suffolk, locked themselves in and had fun with both the lights and volume. Ultimately he wanted to combine the darkness and sound together, so that whilst the brutality and visual-representation was present, he wanted an element of "mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track".
Similarly, Dani Filth had the same vision and acknowledged that they wanted to "create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context", bringing out phantasmagorical images via the usage of strobe-effects, fire, smoke, exotic dancing, silhouettes and Theban masks.
He feels that both Sam and his assistant for the day, Devilment photographer Dex Jezierski (formerly of Echoes Fall and Thames Burial), locked forces to conjure up a video of horrid artistic proportions. Moreover he admits that "we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world"
"The Great And Secret Show" has a scheduled release date of November 3rd via Nuclear Blast.
The track list for "The Great And Secret Show":
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Pre-order the album here
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Devilment will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White:
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
Buy tickets here
You have been warned....
Earlier this month Belgium's Saille revealed details of their forthcoming record ‘Eldritch’ which will be released on 10th November via Code666 Records.
Now they offer their teaser video for fans, covering all aspects of the forthcoming album, click here to watch it
Speaking about the new album, keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen admits that it "differs quite a bit from our two previous albums" in as far as they "wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to".
He goes on to add that their guitarists "Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.”
Furthermore he admits that the band's "new drummer Kevin De Leener had a big impact on the creation of this album, as his input from a drummers perspective was higher than we're used to. These factors, songs being based on drums and guitars, form a solid base for haunting melodic black metal songs".
Saille vocalist Dennie Grondelaers was sole writer for all of the lyrics on the forthcoming album, this time they focus on the topics of horror literature from the turn-of-the-20th century and modern era, additionally they accidentally introduced a Lovecraft based album, although unintended it is "noticeable throughout the whole record, and can't be ignored. Even stronger, the source of every song, except for ‘Walpurgis’ (based on Goethe's Faust), can be considered as proto-, post- or pure Lovecraftian"
With respect to the limited digipak edition of the album, Saille went for gold and contacted " all currently living writers (or their heirs) of the books we based our lyrics upon", this lead to them gaining permission from writers such as Stephen King, thus allowing them to use any quote they wished from any of the books, the quotes that Dries are talking of "will be displayed next to our lyrics for our fans to compare / embrace"
Colin Marks, designer of the forthcoming album's artwork was giving his commandments on what the band wanted, but when this was done he was free to add in anything to the artwork itself.
He goes further into depth by saying that
“The band requested something quite dark, with hints of horror, so I wanted to give the image a fairly vast and ominous atmosphere. An initial suggestion referred to certain lyrical themes of an ancient library of sorts and / or occult characters, so I took this as a good starting point and constructed this huge dark old structure built into a large cave-like rock formation. It was important to keep the tone dark and mysterious, with a tiny barely noticeable figure within the entrance, which people can read into however they wish. The additional artwork in the layout ties in with the cover concept and further explores the surroundings. I wanted it to represent not only the music, but also the bands various influences, and hopefully we've achieved that quite accurately."
Exodus are proud to announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 13th. The guests are Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Chuck Billy (Testament), and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Mike Patton / Lovage, Deltron 3030)
Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener ‘Black 13’ is electronic music producer Dan the Automator. Exodus guitarist and songwriter Gary Holts admits that they:
"ran into each other a couple times, I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”
Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track ‘BTK’, one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently admitted that:
“Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this’, or ‘Yeah that’s killer’. If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”
Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica) contributed a solo to ‘Salt The Wound’. Holt adds that:
“This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official Exodus release, he did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.”
Pre-order this exclusive CD / DVD or Vinyl bundle at Recordstore.co.uk to have your name printed on the poster alongside other fan's names! Pre-order by 23.59PM on Tuesday 30th September to have your name included: https://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=exodus+bundle
You can also pre-order an exclusive limited edition green double vinyl at the Nuclear Blast UK Store here
Tracklisting for ‘Blood In, Blood Out’:
01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 – Collateral Damage
04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 – Body Harvest
06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – My Last Nerve
09 – Numb
10 – Honor Killings
11 – Food For The Worms
BONUS DVD includes:
Blood Upon The Goat’ making-of footage
Breathless have just finished the recordings and mixing sessions for their second album. Now they're working on the cover artwork and as soon as it's done, it will be revealed along with an advance song and full track listing.
The album, "Return to Pangea", was recorded with Miguel A. Riutort "Mega", who also worked with Trallery on their debut album. Since the release of Breathless' debut album "Thrashumancy" in early 2011 also through Xtreem Music, they have been playing shows all around Spain during 2011 & 2012 and it was in October of that year when bass player Javi departed them, and since it wasn't easy to find a replacement where they live (Mallorca), they decided that Oscar "Nazareno" would switch from guitar to bass and keep it as a trio.
There's no exact release date for "Return to Pangea", but it's expected to drop before the end of the year.
Readers can listen to their debut album in full (and buy it digital) right here
Deadlock's founding member Tobias Graf has sadly passed away aged 35.
From everyone at Napalm Records and Deadlock
"We can hardly express the sadness in our hearts and we wish his family all possible strength in these dark hours. Farewell Tobi and may you have a safe journey!"
From all of us at Global Metal Apocalypse:
"You will stay in our hearts Tobi, keep the metal alive in the heavens above"
Finnish group Ghost Brigade have released new details regarding their highly anticipated new album 'IV - One with the Storm', which has been scheduled for release on November 7th.
'IV - One with the Storm' will be released as a Digipak CD with bonus tracks, deluxe clam-shell box with double LP and bonus 7", various colored Gatefold Double-LP formats, regular CD, and merchandising. The bonus tracks on the limited Digipak and the bonus 7" are remixes of "Long Way To The Graves" and "Disembodied Voices" by Jonny Wanha, who previously remixed "In the Woods" (from previous album 'Until Fear No Longer Defines Us') in 2012. All formats are now available for pre-order!
Artwork and track listing of 'IV - One with the Storm' can now be viewed below.
1. Wretched Blues
4. Disembodied Voices
5. Electra Complex
6. Stones and Pillars
8. The Knife
9. Long Way to the Graves
10. Elämä On Tulta
Ghost Brigade have also released a teaser video of 'IV - One with the Storm'. The teaser, featuring music taken from the new album, can be viewed here.
Adding to this, singer Manne Ikonen's hard work on his performance reveals itself remarkably in the enhanced clear vocal passages. "IV - One with the Storm" furthermore comes with a state of the art production by the band and Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios, Finland.
Manne Ikonen: vocals
Tommi Kiviniemi: guitar
Wille Naukkarinen: guitar
Veli-Matti Suihkonen: drums
Joni Saalamo: bass
Joni Vanhanen: keyboards
Arcturon have announced a short documentary regarding their new EP "Expect Us", which will be released on the 24th of October this year, in form of a trailer called "Road to Varberg". Why a band chooses to do an EP instead of an Album, and why they would travel across Europe to record four songs, are only two of many questions that the video will answer. If you want an insight in to the creation of a CD and watch the whole thing from a new perspective, then "Road To Varberg“ is the thing you are looking forward to.
Check it out the first trailer here:
Blacklist of “Expect Us”:
01. My Treasure
02. Expect Us
03. A Restless Soul
Mexican Black Metallers Funereus have unveiled a teaser video for their forthcoming album "Return of the Old Goat", which is set for international release on September 8th via Forever Plagued Records.
Since 2008 the band has been patiently perfecting their craft - bitterly grim and hateful Black Metal in the early '90s spirit - over the course of a couple demos, an EP, and a split release. In 2010, Funereus released their debut album, "Profane Rite of Morbid Glorification", and now, four years later, they strike back at all that's sacred with their second album, "Return of the Old Goat".
Aptly titled, "Return of the Old Goat" is an utterly cold but unremittingly furious slab of Black Metal: dead yet violent, trance-inducing yet diabolical, primitive yet memorable. It's a record that makes no apologies for its anachronisms, that it's mission is to celebrate the glory of Satan and white-light blasphemy, that Funereus are ghoulish coffin spirits dedicated to haunting your subconscious.
Seven glorification's of evil drenched in the vilest poison, Funereus' "Return of the Old Goat" is a nail in the heart of all that is holy. Hear/view the unholy evidence for yourself HERE.
Tracklisting for "Return of the Old Goat"
1. Unhallowed Tomb
3. Funeral Ghoul
4. Return Of The Old Goat
5. Below The Horns Of Blasphemy
6. Ascending The Throne Of Satan
7. Umbra Atrox
London Groove Metal crew Reverted are pleased to announce the releasing of their music video for
“Die My Saint”.
This is the group’s first official music video and comes off of their album "Sputter the Worms".
“This song is about a man who chose death and hell over life and light. He finds regular life too ordinary and boring and after failing attempts to fit in, he decides to go and live in hell where he will rule his Kingdom pleasantly until realizing he still misses something... "Die My Saint" is a direct order / plea to his woman to die and join him in hell.” - blurb by vocalist Tony Vega
A preview for the video and narration of the work that went into this video can beseen here.
Click below for the official music video for Reverted's ‘Die My Saint’
Since 2010, Reverted have seen success with their singles “Tolerance” and “Die My Saint” over the course of the past year, with both reaching the No. 1 position on Reverbnation’s U.K. Metal Charts.
Future plans involve releasing a second video music video and an acoustic EP before Christmas.
Exorcism are currently looking for a dedicated drummer to record their second album and play live. “Drummers who have got the possibility to record their own drums tracks, have gear and are professional are welcome to apply.”
“We are accepting submissions worldwide via video or audio and need you to perform at least two Exorcism tracks for our review. A brief bio and recent photo are also required. Please be aware that we will consider performance, style, image, etc. in our review of submitted material. Age and gender are a non issue. We will upload all video’s to our management’s YouTube channel. Please submit material to our management at the following address: email@example.com“.
Csaba Zvekan – Vocals
Joe Stump – Guitars
Lucio Manca – Bass
t.b.a. – Drums