Slovenian Thrashers Eruption have just finished the recordings of their 3rd full length album entitled "Cloaks of Oblivion" due to be released next 2nd of May through Xtreem Music.
While some Thrash Metal bands tend to sharpen their sound, making it more aggressive, Eruption decided to step out from their traditional Bay Area-influenced sound to a more US Power / Heavy Metal sound in the vein of bands like SANCTUARY, HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMORS... while still retaining their usual FORBIDDEN, VIO-LENCE, DEATH ANGEL touches, recording one hell of a great album with a killer production and fantastic cover artwork by Alex Boca.
The Spanish Melodic Death Metal band In Thousand Lakes have just released their second album “Age Of Decay” through Xtreem Music.
"Age of Decay" was recorded at Chromaticity Studios (Vhäldemar, Rise To Fall...). This new album means a huge step for the band where they reflect all their influences that goes from European styled Death Metal to Heavy Metal, Thrash, Progressive...
French black metallers AOSOTH are in the process of recording their fifth studio album, and today they have released a new trailer. It's available here:
AOSOTH started recording their new album in July, 2016. Its release date has been shceduled for 2017 on Agonia Records, while its title is yet to be revealed.
The band's two-track EP "IV" was released last October on Agonia Records. It serves as bridges between their fourth full-length record "IV: Arrow In Heart" (2013), and the upcoming one.
More details will follow soon.
16.02.2017 Reykjavík @ Oration Mmxvi, ISL (with Mgła, SvartIdaudi, Sinmara)
21.10.2017 Bucharest @ Rites of Black Mass II, RO (with Blaze Of Perdition)
Black metal visionaries Medico Peste premiere the new track "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated new mini-album, Herzogian Darkness, set for international release on March 30th via W.T.C. Productions. Hear Medico Peste's "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever aptly titled, Herzogian Darkness is a shadowy plunge into strange, shape-shifting depths. It is recognizably black metal by sound and vision - and, more or less, by name - but the febrile sensations these mysterious Poles emit elude safe 'n' staid categorization. Not for nothing do Medico Peste here transform Bauhaus' classic "Stigmata Martyr" into one of their own, idiosyncratic creations.
Medico Peste's history goes back to the winter of 2010, when they formed in Krakow, Poland. A demo followed the next year before their debut album, א: Tremendum et Fascinatio, in 2012. There, Medico Peste portrayed a vision of black metal which incorporates dark and oppressive atmospheres, created through dysharmonic riffing, eerie vocals, and a taste for insanity and the macabre. And yet, the band's sound is always evolving, and while strongly rooted in traditional black metal, Medico Peste inject elements of non-metal genres into their music, vividly painted across their brand-new Herzogian Darkness. Four songs in 27 minutes, these grim, crazed rituals are the newest face to a mask that is cracked but always spinning sinister thoughts, leering with the knowingness that the future's wide open yet infinitely bleak - that a Herzogian Darkness is on the horizon.
Witness the next rumbling of that storm exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first rumblings can be witnessed with two haunting trailer videos, created by BFV / Inside Flesh, exclusively HERE and HERE at W.T.C. Productions' Youtube channel.
Italian Death Metal Group Devangelic has revealed the details of sophomore album Phlegethon. The album will be released October 27 on Comatose Music.
The artwork was created by U.S. artist Ken Sarafin (Sarafin Concepts) and is based on Dante's Inferno; the concept revolves around a journey through the darkest and most brutal elements that characterize the masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance Poet.
Phlegethon will consist of 100% pure U.S. style Brutal Death Metal mixed with unrelenting guitar riffs, dark atmospheres, intense blasting and ultra guttural vocals. The album will be mixed/mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions. Comatose Music will open pre-orders in the coming months. Prepare yourself for this infernal journey!
Sólstafir are now revealing details of their forthcoming sixth album. The new masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelandic rockers is entitled 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events" and will be out in stores on May 26th.
The band has furthermore released the cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of 'Berdreyminn', which can both be viewed below.
"I think many of us have struggled with certain situations at some point in our lives, and subsequently developed a coping mechanism that was more destructive than healing." Comments The Crawling's frontman Andy Clarke on the band's new single 'An Immaculate Deception'. Today the death doom trio released a music video for said single, which is taken from the bands forthcoming album Anatomy Of Loss scheduled for release 7th April via Grindscene Records. Andy adds, "This song is centred on how, despite best efforts, people can become incapable of processing emotions; and end up in even darker places."
Watch 'An Immaculate Deception' Here!
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single 'Choking On Concrete,' which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the announcement of the bands debut album Anatomy Of Loss now brought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death...) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.
Andy Clarke comments, "Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not - the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging."
Today, Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Spain's Krossfyre. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's six-song debut EP, Burning Torches, whose cover art and tracklisting are further below.
Krossfyre formed only last year, but set to work on writing and recording Burning Torches, completing the six-song/20-minute EP last September at Moontower Studios. Although an otherwise brand-new name, Krossfyre include among their ranks members who do or have done time in such bands as Sheidim, Spain's Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Insulters, Morbid Flesh, and Suspiral.
References to be made include classic Nifelheim and Vomitor, but also early Tribulation, later Desaster, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Mockery, and Nocturnal Graves among others. But the sheer charisma and cantankerous esprit Krossfyre exude - not to mention infectious, gloriously METAL songwriting - puts the band squarely amongst those hallowed ranks. Early days still, to be sure, but on evidence of the forthcoming Burning Torches, the name Krossfyre will soon be upon the tongues of diehards worldwide soon enough.
A statement from the band reads: "Playing blackened heavy/thrash evil music, Hells Headbangers was our very first choice for obvious reasons. It is the home of Hobbs' Angel of Death, Vomitor, and Blood Feast just to name a few of an endless list. No other label can presume to have such a strong, high profile and respected roster, especially these days where labels need to adapt to new trends or disappear. We put all our energy and effort into Burning Torches, and we're sure that Hells Headbangers will know how to push it the way it deserves!"
Once Human have just released their new studio album ‘Evolution’. While the video for their first single “Eye Of Chaos” now exceeds the 2.5 million views, a new video for their song “Dark Matter” is now available on YouTube.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/OTua2ZrZr7M
Evolution is not just the title of Once Human’s sophomore release, it’s an armor-plated declaration. Having made waves with their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy.
“Having been focused on recording, producing and developing bands, I had not picked up the guitar out of passion for twelve years but as soon as I started writing with Lauren (Hart, vocals) I fell in love with what we were making, and I wanted to play in the band and get back on stage,” states guitarist Logan Mader, whose name will be familiar to metalheads not only for his production and / or mixing work on records from the likes of Gojira, Fear Factory and DevilDriver, but also as the original guitarist in Machine Head, and his late 90s stint in Soulfly.
With the line-up rounded out by drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud and guitarists Skyler Howren and recent recruit Max Karon, everything about Evolution makes it clear that this is a band pushing itself to deliver something that truly stands apart. “Our first record was getting the ball rolling, but now it’s as if we’re a totally different band. We really found our sound and our identity, it’s quite unique and I think what we’re doing is really on fire.”
With the intensity and range of Hart’s roar having drastically increased, she unleashes it across complex and constantly shifting time signatures, and thick, contorted riffs that land with sledgehammer force. However, this is not only about bludgeoning the listener into submission, the violence often juxtaposed with eerie atmospherics and dark melodies to create something with great depth.
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