'Ishassara' is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it's the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.
Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.
Listen To 'Ishassara' Here!
Thureau elaborates more on the story, “This devotion to Ishassara turns quickly into an obsession: but the Goddess keeps on ignoring him and not listening his prayers, so his ritual turns every day more into occultism - loosing his mind, he starts mutilating and sacrificing his first-born son. Seeing that still nothing happens and feeling betrayed by the goddess, he burns the whole temple down, dying in its flames. 'Ishassara' is all about that thin line between faith, religion, fanaticism and insanity. To denounce religious fanatics that brainwash weak-minded people, into dangerous weapons.”
Ishassara is out now and available on all major download sites and streaming platforms.
Venezuelan Gothic Vampire Metal act Infestus presents a lyric video from their EP "Dresses Of Darkness" released by Club Inferno Ent. It's for the song "My Mournful Charlotte". View it at https://youtu.be/hja2Vv16jcg
If you like Moonspell, Tiamat and Theatres Des Vampires this is your blood.
Afterlife Productions proudly presents Nakaratul Khalum “Agothoa Of Sakaraka’s Sides” demo. Malaysia’s most obscure Black Metal band, this is the re-release of demo 1994 on a professional black shell cassette with informative sleeve (featured band biography, interview from 1995 and a never before seen band photo). The one and only demo from them before split up! This is another gem of the local 90’s South East Asian Black Metal cult! One of the styles that our label cares about!
Track listing on both sides:
1. Mutual Misprison - 6:28 min
2. A’al - 7:35 min
3. Sur - 8:00 min
Listen (short sample)
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Marilyn Manson teamed up with director Bill Yukich to film the video for “KILL4ME” from his new album Heaven Upside Down, which critics are calling career defining. The video, which stars Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp and models Jocelyn Binder and Bailee Cowperthwaite, follows the four through a Hollywood mansion on a wild night.
Watch here: http://found.ee/MM_KILL4MEofficial-yt
Manson will return to North America on tour in January. Find a list of rescheduled North American dates below. He is currently on the road in Europe.
UK TOUR DATES
DEC 04 - MANCHESTER, UK @ 02 APOLLO
DEC 05 - GLASGOW, UK @ 02 ACADEMY
DEC 06 - WOLVERHAMPTON, UK @ CIVIC HALL
DEC 08 - NEWPORT, UK @ NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 09 - LONDON, UK @ SSE WEMBLEY ARENA
Death metal alchemists Obscure Burial premiere the new track "Necrophagous Ritual" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, fittingly self-titled, set for international release on December 15th via Invictus Productions. Hear Obscure Burial's "Necrophagous Ritual" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are Death Metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of One and Only, the Lawless King, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo, God’s Abomination, is released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came Epiphany, the band's second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, their ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor line-up change, the time is at hand for the band's debut album: Obscure Burial.
Truly a magnum opus of all that's come before within their enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial don't so much alter their steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magic is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence - the fuck-off-forever sounds of Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed - is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial put their own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop. These eight songs each explode into being, and from each spring endless detonations that reverberate hideously into the abyss. In its compact and coruscating 37 minutes, Obscure Burial accomplishes every inch of its title and moniker: this is an obscure burial, from which no listener can claw his way to the surface.
Timeless and taunting, Obscure Burial have delivered their first grand work. For all ends, for we are in Death - we stand eternal. Face the beginning of the end exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed track "Imago Mortis" can be heard at Invictus' Bandcamp HERE.
On November 24th Bring Me The Horizon will release a compilation of the best tracks from their first five releases. The 15 songs on Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 span the British metal/rock band’s first nine years of existence. Vinyl editions will be available on February 9th 2018 standard vinyl is black and there is a limited edition dark red vinyl as well. Pre-orders are available at https://bmth.tmstor.es
Showcasing the roots of the internationally acclaimed band Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 features tracks from their first five releases: the 2004 EP This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For, their 2006 full-length debut Count Your Blessings, 2008’s Suicide Season, 2010’s There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret and 2013’s Sempiternal.
Those featured tracks include Bring Me The Horizon greatest hits from the Epitaph years, such as “Can You Feel My Heart” and “Sleepwalking”: two songs from the globally successful Sempiternal, which topped the charts around the world and is their biggest selling album to date.
BRING ME THE HORIZON 2004-2013 TRACKLIST:
1. Traitors Never Play Hang-man (from This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For)
2. Pray for Plagues (from Count Your Blessings)
3. Diamonds Aren’t Forever (from Suicide Season)
4. The Sadness Will Never End (from Suicide Season)
5. Chelsea Smile (from Suicide Season)
6. The Comedown (from Suicide Season)
7. Blessed with a Curse (from There is a Hell…)
8. It Never Ends (from There is a Hell…)
9. Don’t Go (from There is a Hell…)
10. Crucify Me (from There is a Hell…)
11. Shadow Moses (from Sempiternal)
12. Go to Hell, For Heaven's Sake (from Sempiternal)
13. Can You Feel My Heart (from Sempiternal)
14. Sleepwalking (from Sempiternal)
15. Antivist (from Sempiternal)
Greek alternative / progressive metal act Until Rain has issued two new videos, acoustic live variations of tracks from their epic third album Inure, which was released in May through Sensory Records.
The new video versions of "New World Fiction" and "Tearful Farewell" were recorded and filmed at an intimate evening of live acoustic music, captured at a private residence in by Until Rain's hometown of Thessaloniki in June 2017.
See Until Rain's acoustic live versions of "New World Fiction" HERE and "Tearful Farewell" HERE.
Inure sees Until Rain exploring the dark world of psychological/emotional abuse, loss, and doubt and it presents the darkest side of the band thus far. The album was recorded by the band in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, Head Control System). The album features beautiful artwork by Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside.
Stream the 24-bit hi-rez edition of Inure at the Laser's Edge Bandcamp HERE, and see the "Because Something Might Happen" video HERE.
Inure is out worldwide through Sensory Records, available at iTunes HERE, Spotify HERE and Amazon HERE.
Finnish Asylum 8 released their debut album 'Repressed' today via Inverse Records. Their music is a combination of ruthless modern death metal and EDM tunes. The band was introduced earlier in September with a single track 'Deliverance' and it got a lot of positive feedback. The album includes seven own tracks and a cover version from David Hasselhoff's "True Survivor".
Listen to the album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2zK2aOu
Guitarist Anssi Kinnunen comments:
"Finally! Making Repressed has been a really outstanding and rewarding experience to us. 2018 will be busy, and we're looking to play a ton of shows to promote Repressed. We're really excited to finally share our debut with you all, hope to see you in shows!"
Vocals: Henry Hämäläinen
Guitar: Anssi Kinnunen
Guitar: Sami Hynynen
Synths: Sami Partanen
Bass: Tatu Heikkinen
Drums: Pasi Moilanen
Israel's Soul Enema launches animation video for "Eternal Child"; song features Ayreon's Arjen Lucassen
Israeli Prog band Soul Enema releases a new animation video for “Eternal Child,” taken from the brand new album Of Clans and Clones and Clownes. The video features visuals from world renowned sand animation artist Kseniya Simonova and the song includes guest appearance by Dutch Progressive Rock mastermind Arjen Lucassen on guitar.
Songwriter and keyboard player Constantin Glantz comments:
“‘Eternal Child’ was written at the last stage of the album recordings, almost like a flash of lightning coming out of nowhere. It literally took about 40 minutes to come up with the music and the basic lyrics, something that never happened so fast for me before. It’s almost like the song had written itself and all I had to do was document it quickly before it faded away. And this one really felt like it could be a great closing piece on the record, sort of a final missing part of the puzzle. Speaking of lyrics, I believe it captures, in particular, that slightly nostalgic feeling about everything that a grown person is bound to lose when childhood is over, and the rediscovery of the will to live and learn, to be flexible and curious about things again and again, to have those dreams and do whatever it takes to fulfil them.
I'd like to note that Noa [Gruman] has made a hell of a journey in vocal dynamics and range here — from very intimate verses to soaring, high range choruses. And it's obviously a great honour to feature Arjen Lucassen with a truly mesmerizing guitar solo contribution. When I was much younger, exploring these influential Ayreon records in the late ‘90s, I could only dream about such a collaboration becoming reality one day. Last but not least, special thanks to Kseniya Simonova — the world’s leading sand animation artist and inventor of original plastic animation techniques featured here. I'm a long time admirer of her art, it's very unique. She totally loved the track, and her masterful job is a great visual counterpart to the things we were trying to express musically and lyrically.”
Of Clans and Clones and Clownes was released on June 23, 2017. Featuring 70+ minutes of music, prime international guests, which include Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One), Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land, solo), and mixed by the legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, etc.), the album enjoys great feedback and interest from the international Progressive Rock and Metal audience.
You can listen to the full album streaming and order the album here: https://soulenema.bandcamp.com/
Onirica is an ardent work by a heavy metal sound with symphonic touches and vague gothic atmospheres.
The album intents to bring the listener through an amazing journey into the dream world, hence the title "Onirica", in the dreams and fears of the human soul.
Heavy riffs hold up catchy and dreamy melodies.
The voice ranges from lyric to modern with aggressive and soft interpretations and in two songs ("Kill Your Pain" and "Luceafarul") is completed by the precious collaboration of Fabio Dessi, the voice of Arthemis.
Tower Jp http://tower.jp/item/4624787/Onirica
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