Are you ready for some insanely heavy grooves as slamming as After the Burial or Tesseract's heavy-hitters? Have you prepared your vocal cords to sing along to the catchy, clean melodies and beastly growls on the level of Erra? The much awaited debut full-length studio album by Sails of Serenity has finally arrived! Comparisons aside, this is one album you're not going to want to pass up this year as the band presents their unique spin on progressive metalcore.
The Crossing is now available worldwide via Famined Records. With previous singles like "Left Behind" and "Shipwrecked" premiering through Metal Injection and New Noise Magazine, we're excited to be exclusively premiering the stream for the entire album now through The Noise, or grab your copy here.
Vocalist Selim Devirek expresses his enthusiasm towards this release:-
"It's incredibly exciting for us to be releasing our first LP because we poured our hearts in it and we've been waiting for people to hear this for over a year. It's strange and somewhat scary to open our hearts to the people we've never met but at the same time we can't wait for people to hear it and feel the way we do. The Crossing is a passage through a new sound of Sails of Serenity and a passage through a new life for each member. We really feel that we've grown and turned into different people from when we were formed and we keep growing so our music keeps evolving with us. That is why this album feels so special for us and hopefully it will feel as special to the listeners."
Sails of Serenity is a group from Istanbul, Turkey consisting of vocalist Selim Devirek, guitarist Sercan Alkin, guitarist Harun Sekmen, and drummer Alter Güven. Their musical style merges djenty grooves with catchy vocal melodies all packaged together in an aggressive metalcore package. Apart from the aforementioned bands, fans of Born of Osiris, Architects, and Northlane will definitely enjoy what Sails of Serenity has to offer. The band has previously released the Gold to Rust EP and "The Bitter End" single in 2016.
The Crossing was mixed and mastered by Gabor Toth (Harmed) at Ghostship Recordings (Beyond Deviation, Swallowed Alive, Bloodbather). In addition to the guest appearance by Furtherial's Başer Çelebi on previous released single "Left Behind," the opening piece on the album will include orchestration by Eren Başbuğ (Dream Theater).
Stream or purchase "The Crossing" here
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Romanian Death Metal group Saddayah offer a new track taken off their upcoming debut album, "Apopheny of Life", full-length scheduled for release on the 7th of September via Loud Rage Music. 8, the second single, is now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-tyVK0das
Saddayah‘s music is rooted in traditional Death Metal, but the band’s serious technical abilities rose to a fresh, melodic and technical type of Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences.
A Crisis of Faith is the new album from Kaine, which has already sold out on CD once and has been downloaded 20,000 times since release. A special edition, one off “Ghost” edition of the album also sold out within a few hours upon release. Click here to listen to the album for free, and in full.
The band released their first music video for the album this week, for the track Voice in Hell, which has been viewed over a thousand times in just a few days, which can be viewed by clicking the play icon above. Kaine are a New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal band based in the United Kingdom, currently self-signed and managed through their own label Revival Metal and have been compared to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metallica among others.
If you are interested in supporting the band, you can buy the album from just £3 (which includes the album and bonus tracks) from our bandcamp by clicking here. Every penny made helps keeps the band on the road, so if you are yet to buy the album, why not take advantage of such a low price? If you’re into CD/Vinyl we have you covered here too – a limited edition purple vinyl will be on its way next month and if you pre-order today you can get the CD version for half price from here.
If you’re into streaming we’re available on all platforms. Our YouTube and Facebook streams are entirely free and require no sign up. Click any of the links below to stream the album!
For more information, Kaine can be found on www.facebook.com/kaineband
Greek classic heavy metal thrashers Sense Of Fear are premiering their music video "Black Hole" via New Noise Magazine in support of their debut album “As The Ages Passing By…” released this past April via Rockshots Records.
Watch it now at the following link: https://newnoisemagazine.com/sense-fear-black-hole-video/
Years in the making, Sense Of Fear's debut full length “As The Ages Passing By…” follows the band's 2013 self-titled EP. Offering an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil, each track crafted on the new album was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story. The album was recorded at Valve Studio in Thessaloniki, Greece by Stratos "Strutter" Karagiannidis (Gus G, Wardrum) with mixing and mastering done at Music Factory and Prophecy Studios in Kempten-ALLGÄU, Germany by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train) & C. Schmid. Album artwork designed and edited by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm, Jeff Loomis, Xerath, Sylosis).
The band comments:
"Each song has its own gravity to the album, and all together create Sense Of Fear’s presentation to the world as a band and as musicians. All the lyrics come from personal experiences and emotions. This is our way to express ourselves and fight the personal demons."
"As The Ages Passing By…” is now available digitally and on CD via Rockshots Records online store here plus iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
Lyric Video - Torture of Mind - https://youtu.be/AkSjWa0zYZE
Lyric Video - Molten Core - https://youtu.be/F2JiNREnE34
Lyric Video - Unbreached Walls - https://youtu.be/nd9DcP96Klo
Earlier this year, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry turned heads with the release of their sixth album, Cian Bi, via Napalm Records. Now, the band is thrilled to announce their upcoming return to Carnegie Hall’s stunning Weill Recital Hall in New York City (154 W 57th St.) for a special performance on Thursday, September 20. The performance will begin at 8:00 PM and tickets start at $30. The performance will feature traditional nomadic musical techniques and instruments such as throat singing, Mongolian long song, and Morin Khuur. Visit this link for more information.
In celebration of this performance announcement, Tengger Cavalry have revealed a brand new music video for their track “Redefine”, cut from Cian Bi. The video acts as an artistic interpretation of the message that Tengger Cavalry’s music often represents – raising awareness for the preservation of Mongolian culture in the face of modernization and overall culture conflict. Watch the video now, exclusively via Heavy Consequence, Consequence of Sound’s brand new metal vertical: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/08/tengger-cavalry-redefine-music-video/
Frontman Nature G explains in description of the video:-
“As core members of Tengger Cavalry and traditionally trained Mongolian folk musicians, both Wulijimuren and I immigrated from China to New York City several years ago. Being stripped away from the Nomadic Grassland and stepping into the very industrial and multi-cultural world of the Big Apple, we’ve both faced challenges of progressing and preserving the traditional Nomadic culture in our lives and in modern day. Unlike Viking trends, Nomadic culture still exists upon the Grasslands and horse riding landscapes in Northern China and is facing great danger in the face of modernization and industrialization from the South. This video represents the mixed challenge we, as Tengger Cavalry, are facing every day. It’s a video about cultural conflict, homeland, modern culture, progression and inner strength.”
Cian Bi can be ordered via iTunes, Amazon, and/or Google Play, and streamed via Spotify.
In January, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine retweeted the group's cover of “Symphony of Destruction,” while the previous month, the official Motörhead Facebook page reposted their rendition of “Fight.”
Tengger Cavalry has been praised by top media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Billboard, CNN, The Huffington Post and countless others.
TENGGER CAVALRY is:
Nature G - Vocals, Dombra, Production, Composition
Wulijimuren - Morin Khuur
Greg Baker - Bass
Pat Reilly - Guitar
Randy Tesser - Drums
Scarlet Aura is a new age melodic metal band from Bucharest, Romania that are gaining attention as one the rising metal groups of the East with seductive, unique stage performances, a sparkling appearance and bold music.
The band started its journey in 2014, inspired by the best rock music and musicians such as Dio, Helloween and Iron Maiden. They impress with their melodic rock side and heavy metal traits. Releasing their debut album, The Rock Chick, (under the name Aura) and winning the “The Black Sea Battle of the Bands” at the Kavarna Rock Fest in 2014 in Bulgaria, made the band one of most exciting new acts from Romania.
The group released their second album Falling Sky in 2016, making the band even more popular and recognized. In 2017, the band took their first headlining shows, “The Beast Within Me” tour to Central East and West Europe and released a tribute album Memories, presenting and re-interpreting 11 classic rock and metal songs in their own unique style.
In Spring 2018, Scarlet Aura toured as an opening act for Rhapsody Reunion’s 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour in Europe with 24 dates across 13 countries and during September/October 2018, the band is set to appear as a special guest for Angra with 31 dates in North America, promoting their upcoming album Hot’n’Heavy due out via Sliptrick Records soon. Although the official release date is in December, the CD will be available to buy directly from the band during the US tour.
With Hot’n’Heavy, Scarlet Aura bring a heavy sound, darker and deeper lyrics and a state-of-the-art production, which takes the band into a new age melodic metal direction.
Hot’n’Heavy | Released Dec 11th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records Hot’n’Heavy
Scarlet Aura are:
Aura Danciulescu – Lead Vocals
Mihai Danciulescu – Lead guitar/Vocals
Rene Nistor – Bass
Sorin Ristea – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | VK | On Sliptrick
Thrash legends Testament are thrilled to announce a merger forged in metal: a new long-term promotional agreement with PRiVCY, the hottest new cryptocurrency.
Always at the forefront of musical innovation, the thrash metal legends continue their dedication to the future of technology by bringing the crypto revolution to music fans around the world with the new PRiVCY coin.
PRiVCY is a POW/POS privacy coin project, utilizing several security elements to protect the anonymity of PRiVCY users. Offering fast, secure and cheap transactions, the PRiVCY coin is integrated with TOR and has stealth addresses enabled to provide additional layers of privacy and security.
Go to www.privcy.io to learn more about the benefits of the PRiVCY coin.
Testament and PRiVCY cryptocurrency are joining forces to offer a unique contest in which fans who buy PRiVCY cryptocurrency (PRIV) earn a chance to win three amazing prize packages. The grand prize includes a huge VIP experience with Testament when they headline opening night of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 1, 2018. The band will perform a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full.
On November 14 at 14:00 UTC (7:00 AM PST), the three fans with the largest amount of purchased PRIV in their registered PRiVCY desktop or web wallet will win the three contest prizes.
The three winners will be announced on November 15 at 14:00 UTC, giving the first prize winner at least two weeks to make travel arrangements to the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest on December 1 and 2, if they live outside of the Los Angeles area. The winners will be announced at https://testamentlegions.com/privcy and through all Testament and PRiVCY social media channels.
A one-of-a-kind 20 x 10 foot (6 x 3 meters) autographed TESTAMENT show banner of The Formation of Damnation album cover that was used on tour with TESTAMENT around the world. Many hardcore fans and collectors of TESTAMENT memorabilia will covet this second prize more than the huge first prize.
A collection of autographed Testament CDs, vinyl and DVDs from their incredible 35-year discography.
Testament vocalist Chuck Billy says:-
"When creating Testament music, we always use the latest technology. It's something that we insist on. And we like to be the first to use anything that's new, cutting-edge and cool. Cryptocurrency is something that we're excited about. We dig their technology, vibe, attitude and commitment to be the best privacy coin in the world. Our goal is to enable fans around the world to buy Testament music and merchandise with the PRiVCY coin."
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson says:-
"Cryptocurrency is something we've been very interested in for a while now, so when we were presented with the opportunity to work with PRiVCY, we jumped on it right away. They not only have a hard-working and innovative crypto team but they also like metal, so they're our kind of people."
Go to www.testamentlegions.com/privcy for full contest details, how to register, and how and where to buy the PRiVCY coin (PRIV) to compete in the contest for these three incredible prizes.
There will be other cool contests and promotions coming from the Testament/PRiVCY alliance. Keep an eye on the PRiVCY and Testament social media channels for more exciting upcoming information.
In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odour of vintage death metal, on October 22nd, Memento Mori is proud to present Morbid Messiah's highly anticipated debut album, Demoniac Paroxysm. Memento Mori will be handling the album's CD release, while Unholy Prophecies shall be handling the vinyl version (release date TBA).
Hailing from Mexico, Morbid Messiah was formed in 2015 after Anubis Sandoval (drums) moved from Cancun to Guadalajara, and teamed up with Roberto Trejo (guitar) and Jose Rivas (vocals). All three young musicians shared a burning passion for the authentic sound of underground death metal that blossomed during the late '80s and early '90s, and felt compelled to give shape to a brand-new, iniquitous entity that would follow in the gods of yore's footsteps. Morbid Messiahplayed their first live show a few months later and then proceeded to record their debut EP, suitably titled In the Name of True Death Metal, which was self-released in October 2016 on CD format. Guillermo Lopez (bass) had already joined their ranks by then, solidifying the line-up for depraved endeavours yet to come. Fast forward to April 2017 and the Polish label Godz ov War Productions gave the EP the tape treatment, and all 100 copies sold out shortly after.
To depict Morbid Messiah's approach to the Metal of Death is no laborious chore, for it is nothing more - but certainly nothing less - than a dank, impenetrable, lightless, decimating, and unadorned concoction of the finest, heaviest and vilest elements of bands such as Sadistic Intent, Possessed, Incantation, Grotesque, Mortem, Death and Imprecation, as well as those prevalent in the early works of their country-mates Cenotaph and Shub Niggurath. Thus girded with such proud 'n' powerful influences, Demoniac Paroxysm thus invokes its very title, whipping the listener into a fury of rotten, sewer-dwelling possession. Rubbed raw and blasted about like a boom-box from the bowels of Hell, this is DEATH METAL in all caps, and forever be it so: Morbid Messiah are not recommended for trendy ears nor those with weak stomachs. But if the flame burns true within you, by all means, take this torch NOW!
Naturally, for a record so foul and filthy, it's only fitting that Demoniac Paroxysm is gracelessly graced with classic cover artwork courtesy of the esteemed Mark Riddick. Bow down and pray to Morbid Messiah!
Begin praying with the new track "Howling From the Grave" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Hailing from Croatia, the rising stars Sage have just signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album "Anno Domini 1573", which is being released on September 21, 2018.
The album is a concept album about the Peasants’ Revolt that took place in England in the 1300s. The album encompasses themes of the battles between good and evil, honesty and greed. SAGE delivers a mix of heavy, powerful and progressive metal, which the band blends to forge a unique but recognizable sound.
"The band name Sage means both the plant sage and 'a wise old man'", comments Enio Vučeta, guitarist and backup singer of the band, a living legend of the Croatian rock/metal scene. "We wanted to connect this to ourselves in a way because we are composed of several generations of Croatian musicians and we have great ambitions for our music to make a breakthrough in the world."
"Anno Domini 1573" has been co-produced by Casey Grillo (former Kamelot member), mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording studio. It is available for pre-order in Digipak Deluxe edition CD+DVD at http://bit.ly/SAGE_PREORDER.
The band's first two singles and videos can be heard on Spotify and following YouTube links:
"Treason" - https://youtu.be/a6XubmEn5EA
"Battle" - https://youtu.be/YLV-zauD_OM
Finland's My Reflection showcases the story of Finland, it's nature and history through their new video "Homeland"
The story of Finland, nature and history - My Reflection offers a showcase to Finnish metal with an atmospheric video "Homeland"
Finland is known for its thousands of lakes and major metal bands such as Stratovarius, Wintersun and Nightwish. Now the story of Finland's 100 years of independence, nature and some the best Finnish metal characteristics are combined in the "Homeland" single and music video by, also Finnish, metal band My Reflection.
"When composing, the "Finland 100" theme was very prominent and I wanted to tribute my homeland somehow, filming the "Homeland" video took a year to capture all the Finnish four seasons. "We missed the main celebration but it is great to own the piece to 100-year-old Finland still at this point."
"The song also offers a kind of a showcase to Finnish metal by combining its more delicate and delightful sides. There was no intention to do any clear line-up and I let the thoughts speak. Feelings are often roller coaster and this is the end result this time." says Petja Haapaniemi, the composer-guitarist-vocalist of My Reflection.
The band ends several years of silence to the release. "The break has brought certain balance and maturity to our music. We are happy to finally share the piece with all the metal fans", says My Reflection vocalist Jenni Räikkönen.
Watch the music video here:- https://youtu.be/jnZYMslUFE4
Listen the single:
Jenni Räikkönen – vocals
Petja Haapaniemi – guitar & vocals
Henri Vuorenmaa – guitar
Aki Tainio – bass
Petri Inkinen – drums
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