Catalan thrashers Crisix unleash "Get Out Of My Head" video; debut album to be released via Listenable Records
Barcelona-based vintage thrash battalion Crisix will release their Against The Odds full-length via Listenable Records this spring.
In advance of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the hilarious visual accompaniment to the track "Get Out Of My Head." "'Get Out Of My Head' talks about the stupid pop hit songs that you hear everywhere on the radio, TV, on the bus, in the bar... The melodies get stuck in your head, even if you hate them," comments the band. "The video story is a parody of reality talent shows. Crisix members act as all characters from the jury to the contestants."
Watch the clip at THIS LOCATION.
Against The Odds will see release in Europe on March 23rd followed by a North American release on April 6th. For pre-order info visit THIS LOCATON.
Sporting a symbolic title that represents the band's hard work, dedication, and friendship, Crisix' fourth full-length studio output was self-produced at Axtudios in Spain and mastered by Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Bloodbath, Kreator et al) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Straight from the raging kick off of "Get Out Of My Head," the nine-track Against The Odds commands its listener's attention with a devastating formula of power thrash with an often hardcore edge proving Crisix' importance in today's new generation of thrash. Thematically, the record draws from a wide range of subject matter including Ridley Scott's Aliens in "Xenomorph Blood," novelist George R. R. Martin's fantasy worlds in "The North Remembers," and Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball character in "Prince Of Saiyans."
Formed in 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine's atmospheric prog metal rockers Sleep In Heads are unleashing their debut full-length album "On the Air" on March 1, 2018 via Noizr.Leading up to its release, the band has posted an album teaser, which can be heard at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDYp-NLsfn4
Comprised of Sonya (Vocals) (whom the band is named after when her name is loosely translated from Ukrainian/ Russian means "sleepyhead"), Serj (Guitars), Natali (Violins), Fann (Bass) and Roman (Drums), the quintet are offering fans a quality crafted dreamscapes, groovy riffs, charming female vocals and violins, all blended into a dynamic musical journey of the sleepers. Fans of bands like Opeth, Porcupine Tree, The Gathering, Katatonia, Anekdoten, Anathema, The Pineapple Thief are not going to want to miss this one.
Vocalist and band lyricist Sonya comments:
"The album's title "On the Air" perfectly reflects its concept - it's a life here and now, a life filled with all kinds of emotions, events, moods, like a song on the air. Each track encourages you not to become isolated, but to be open and sincere. Live so as not to destroy that important balance between your consciousness and the world."
Album pre-order available on Bandcamp (Digital + CD), iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.
Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:
Francis (MD) Metalcore | Melodic Death Metal
Francis is Metalcore/MDM band that originates from Tiraspol, Moldova in 2010 and although they began writing material throughout 2011, the first full line-up was only complete in 2012 when serious rehearsals began. Originally the group was called Guitarra del Dyablo but the decision was made to rename the group into something more memorable and easily pronounced. After much searching, Francis was officially born.
In honor of the hurricane in America that, in the bands opinion, figuratively corresponded to their music. In March 2015, the group released it’s first album Against A Current with older material written by the band and sung in the Russian language. Over the years, the band has been active on the live scene and on April 19th 2017, Francis played the festival “Rock over Dniester” in Tiraspol which was shown on national television as “Metal Displasement over Nistru” (first Moldovan metal festival). Francis plan to play more dates around Europe soon. Now Francis are ready to release their brand new album worldwide on March 27th 2018. It will be available in all the usual formats via Sliptrick Records.
A Million Years Of Loneliness | Released March 27th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Kirill Izhakovsky – Vocals
Alex Baboy – Guitars/Programming
Artemy Kessler – Bass/Extreme Vocals
Band links: Facebook | VK | Youtube | On Sliptrick
March 8th sees the release of the brand new EP from Italian gothic metal / metalcore group Levania. The Day I Left Apart is their first material since their 2014 release Renascentis and shows new facets and styles to the band expanding on their already impressive sound.
Here’s what the band had to say about The Day I Left Apart:-
“We grew fonder of the more modern sub-genres, with gore and industrial being our main influences. We’ve introduced a lot more electronic elements, leaving all stereotypes related to gothic metal behind.
As far as the lyrics go, we decided to explore the theme of desperation in all its facets. What happens when someone is constantly abused by his/her persecutors? You rise up. But what if that person does so while losing grip on moral rectitude at the same time? We felt the need to put ourselves in the shoes of those people whose desperation is so great that they will do anything – even commit crime – in order to change the course of their lives.”
The Day I Left Apart | Released March 8th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Elena – Lead vocals
Still – Keyboards/Vocals
Richie – Guitars
Fade – Bass
Markus – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
Go Loud Agency is proud to announce a new entry: Goresoerd from Tallinn, Estonia!
Formed in 2004, Goresoerd has quickly “evolved into the spearhead of intelligent, vicious and tongue-in-cheek extreme music in the Estonian scene” and are a “hectic, hyper-driven and entertaining” live act.
Goresored stems from the creative minds of Stig and Kari of Symbolic State, and was originally intended as a side project to quench the two Estonian’s thirst for creativity; however, soon enough it became their main commitment. Despite its grind-oriented beginnings, the addition of humorous and parodic elements largely contributed to Goresoerd‘s current sound. The band’s latest and fourth album, “Antikeha” (“Antibody”), was released in December 2016 by Crunch Industry and distributed by Inverse RecordsNeetud and 66 are a good example of that.
Eero “Nagy” Soomere (Vocals)
Stig Lindeberg (Guitars & Backing Vocals)
Tõnis Noevere (Drums)
Rasmus Tauk (Guitars)
René Jõhve (Turntables & Sampling)
Tõnu Jalakas (Bass)
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Listen to Goresoerd on Spotify.
Portuguese speed metal act Toxikull will release their new record, “The Nightraiser”, on march 23rd via Mosher/Firecum. Clocking in at 26 minutes and six songs, the successor of 2016’s “Black Sheep" features a cover of Hollywood Rose’s “Rocker”.
“The Nightraiser” is a relentless sonic attack that evokes the best elements that made heavy, speed and thrash metal so popular: impressive vocals, a tight rhythm section, blazing guitar solos and carefully crafted melodies.
Frontman Lex Thunder (also vocalist for Midnight Priest) states about the new CD: “It’s an appeal to rebellion and some social criticism. Music-wise, this EP is a bit different from ‘Black Sheep’ - it’s faster, stronger and more aggressive. The influences of the music from the past are also a bit different, this one’s a more on the speed/heavy metal side.”
Recorded at Ultrasound Studios Moita (Hugo Andrade), “The Nightraiser” features a Hollywood Rose cover (“Rocker”), a demo from the early career of rock n’ roll royalty Axl Rose: “I always thought it was a killer tune, living off the spirit of rock n’ roll”, Lex says. “Unfortunately, this brilliant song never got a proper recording, so we took the chance and did it ourselves, and recorded it the way we wanted it sound”.
The pace is high and Toxikull promise to take no prisoners during the promotion for “The Nightraiser”. An advance single will be released this month, and an official video-clip will come shortly afterwards.
The fine jewel-case edition will be available for pre-order through Mosher Records and Firecum Records websites, and the digital version can be streamed or bought through the most popular digital platforms and marketplaces.
About the cover:
Painted by the Italian artist Velio Josto, the art meets the band’s idea: something pure, actually painted in ink and without any digital effects. The choice for Josto was a no-brainer after the Toxikull members saw the artist’s work for the band Vulture, and were very pleased with what they saw.
The cover’s story is deeply connected with the record’s first track “Nightraiser”, in which the creature takes charge: “it represents the night, the rise of pure and bloody justice taking its toll on the fake spotlights of the day life; the night swallows the dawn and its false sins”, says frontman Lex Thunder. “It’s not a creature that kills for pleasure or without a motive. It’s a cleansing a universe in which death comes in its natural habitat, the night, and undresses all souls of their essence, eliminating those who live in the blindness of the daylight. We can say it’s a social metaphor, and yet another call to rebel against abusers and false entities, be them persons, institutions or even tendencies”, he adds.
Hungarian black metallers Nemere will release their debut full-length "Vérmezõ", on February 22nd via Neverheard Distro on CD and MC.
"Nemere" originally is a mountain range in Transylvania, and they call the powerful wind which blows from there like that too. Nemere play old style black metal with Hungarian lyrics and so far they've released two demos in 2009 and 2010, respectively, then recorded their first full-length in 2012 which wasn't released as Nemere stopped functioning like a proper band and the whole project was shelved for later times. Those “later times” have come and their debut full-length "Vérmezõ" (Bloodfield) is ready to take all old-school black metal fans by storm.
Rockshots Records are proud to announce their latest signing of Shadygrove for the release of their debut album "In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood".
Featuring members from Elvenking, Evenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy’s Shadygrove journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration. Like musical time travellers or aural archaeologists, they have trawled eras beyond most bands’ inspiration to create music from the soul…for the soul!
Theirs is an acoustic heaviness that is truly original and special. It’s as though, like the myths and legends that inspire them, Shadygrove have always been with us, in the Celtic Otherworld, just waiting for us to look with our hearts rather than our eyes. Shadygrove make music as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn.
Fans of Blackmore’s Night and Loreena McKennitt will find much to love on their debut album “In The Heart of Scarlet Wood”.
Violinist Fabio ‘Lethien’ Polo describes Shadygrove’s sound as:
“Folk, ethnic, acoustic Celtic pop. We are trying to bring the popular music of our regions, mixed with Celtic and Medieval music, to a more modern view without altering its soul. We write very evocative songs to guide the listener on a journey to where nature still rules.”
Singer Lisy Stefanoni explains Shadygrove’s inspirations:
“We love the different styles of folk music and the various approaches of the main musicians. We also love the Celtic music. In the metal genre, folk metal inspires us the most. We listen to bands like Eluiveitie, In Extremo, also symphonic projects like Ayreon and The Gentle Storm. Those who love folk-metal will certainly appreciate our songs because we all come from that musical background. We take our fans on a journey to a place where myths are real and there is evidence of the magic forces of our planet. In this world the listener can meet legendary creatures walking into enchanted landscapes or see ancient rituals happening.”
“In The Heart of Scarlet Wood” is set for release via Rockshots Records on April 6th, 2018 and available for pre-order here.
Lisy Stefanoni - Vocals, Flute
Fabio “Lethien” Polo - Violin
Matteo Comar - Guitar
Elena Crolle - Keyboards
Davide Papa - Bass
Simone Morettin - Drums, Ethnic Percussions
In the frozen vastland of Europe's northernmost realms, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene - Night Crowned. A spawn formed from an unholy communion between current and previous members of the underground elite such as The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher system, this infestation is set to grow from a rumoured disease into a full-scale pandemic.
Night Crowned's musical vision is as clear as it is putrid; a reawakening of sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian 90's, although with all the advantages of a cutting edge, surgically precise production.
With a combined catalogue of over thirty full-length albums, this degenerate infant is procreated from seasoned and battle-hardened veterans, although with all the hunger that only such a gluttonous monster can possess.
There will be no warning. No antidote, and no remedy. At first you will feel nauseous, then your body will be covered in black boils, and finally both your mind and and matter will have been thoroughly infected by the blight that is - Night Crowned.
This song is the first taste of the Nordic sound we have created with Night Crowned. A mix of all good things from the north. Old and new ways mixed.
Ken Romlin - Vocals
Marcus Sunesson - Guitars (ex The Crown)
Johan Eskilsson - Guitars (Cipher System)
Janne Jaloma - Drums (Dark Funeral/session)
Henric Liljesand - Bass (ex Nightrage)
Polish black / death overlords Behemoth have announced that they will be releasing a brand new live DVD/Blu-Ray entitled ‘Messe Noire’ on April 13th 2018.
Commented singer, guitarist and main-man Nergal:
"’Messe Noire’. Well, that is everything that the Behemoth live magic represents, and we‘re stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. ’Messe Noire‘ captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude ‘The Satanist’ cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth‘s career and our lives so far! By the release of ‘Messe Noire’ we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak..."
Watch the official teaser video via Behemoth's Facebook page
The band also released the live cut of the performance of crushing 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' which you can watch, here: www.messenoire.pl
‘Messe Noire’ includes the band's victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8th, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016 as well as ‘The Satanist’ cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band's globally successful record of the same name.
The release will be made available as limited earbook edition including the DVD, the Blu-ray and the CD, as well as DVD/CD or Blu-Ray/CD digibooks. The vinyl versions contain the Warsaw gig and will be available on silver, gold (Nuclear Blast Mailorder exclusive) and black vinyl.
Pre-order now at this location:
See all individual formats here:
Black Vinyl: http://nblast.de/behemothmnblkvin
Gold Vinyl: http://nblast.de/BehemothStore
Silver Vinyl: http://nblast.de/BehemothStore
Digital album: https://apple.co/2osh0kN
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