Dimlight are excited and proud to present to you the cover of our orchestral album, “A symphony of horrors” (Artwork by: Invoker Peter, graphics by Melina Zarkadi): are you ready for the very Underworld’s soundtrack? Follow us through sunless paths and under cyclopean basaltic arcades of inhuman proportions and mind-distorting geometry on a journey through the tortured realm of the dead in ten parts.
(Mix and mastered by Invoker Peter at Dark Cortex studio)
First formed in 2006, Dimlight are highly active in live performances worldwide, touring from Europe to the Middle East and sharing a stage with such talent as Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica, Septic Flesh, Firewind, Annihilator, The Haunted and many more. Their first album, “Obtenebration” debuted in 2009, followed by “Psychosynthesis”, in 2012. Despite a rising tide of difficulties and misfortunes that would have justified any band to quit, Dimlight pressed on through the storm and in 2015 they released their concept album “The Lost Chapters”, confirming their resilience, passion and dedication to delivering high quality extreme music which always pushes the envelope with each step of the way.
Invoker Peter: Guitar / Vocals
Nikolas: Guitar / Bass
Apostolis: Orchestra Composer
Official Site: http://www.dimlightband.com/
Alexi, the front-man of Finland's Children Of Bodom discusses the recording and mixing of new album Hexed
Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are set to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer posted today, Alexi discusses the recording and mixing process for the band's new offering: youtu.be/B44iKDPs6N4
Pre-order your copy of Hexed here: nblast.de/COBHexed
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/HexedDigipack
Limited Edition White & Black Splatter Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedSplatter
Limited Edition Pink Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedPinkVinyl
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedBlkVinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc: nblast.de/HexedPicDisc
Limited Edition Mail Order Edition inc Reaper statue: nblast.de/HexedMailOrder
The band unleashed the official lyric video for new single 'The Road' recently. Watch and listen over on YouTube: youtu.be/qIsbxH7k4Sc
Watch the official music video for 'Under Grass And Clover': youtu.be/1gpfzCxiQ-A
Hexed saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover:-
“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with a computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school. We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with a little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.“
Northern Irish metallers Ketos recently signed to Hostile Media and are now on the cusp of releasing their debut album, aptly entitled First Strike. Guitarist Keith HD has this to say about the album:-
"The title of the album is a reference to that of a nuclear attack, each song can stand on its own, and each song has something different to say. The lyrics do not follow any formula, some are written metaphorically such as 'Escape the Chains' and 'The Lost Ones', and some tackle topics head on such as 'Temptations' and 'Harmacist'. A variety of different topics are covered, from the religious oppression and covered up abuse, to addiction and the pharmaceutical industry."
Drawing influence from a broad spectrum of genres and bands such as Parkway Drive and Children of Bodom, Ketos have focused on creating catchy, heavy yet melody driven songs littered with slick and intricate lead guitar work. Those with a penchant for the latter mentioned lead work will especially find First Strike a riveting listen.
The album was recorded at JSR Audio with Josh Robinson.
"Josh has proven himself to be at the top of his game and was the obvious choice for the results we were after. Overall, we spent about 10 days in the studio, recording the album. We were no doubt a massive pain in his ass with getting the mixes absolutely perfect, but he was committed to getting us the results we wanted."
The artwork by Coki Greenway, depicts the Kraken and a nod to the bands home-town of Belfast with the world famous Harland and Wolff cranes, which were used in the construction of many ships including the ill fated Titanic. "We saw Coki's artwork online and immediately knew we had to get him to the art for First Strike. We thought his style suited our style and would compliment the album perfectly. Coki nailed what we were after and we love the finished product. The nod to Belfast is really just a tip of the hat to where we got started and to all the people who have supported us."
Physically - www.hostilemedia.net/shop
Digitally - http://hostilemedia.bandcamp.com
New Zealand's Melodic Death / Doom duo Lysithea release new album via German label Naturmacht Prods.
The New Zealand melodic death/doom based duo Lysithea return with their new full-length opus 'Star-Crossed' and releasing it today via the German sub-label, Naturmacht Productions.
The follow up to 2015's 'Realms', Star-Crossed tells a dark tale of love, loss and mortality. Weaving soaring leads, punishing roars and a dense, unearthly atmosphere, Star-Crossed finds the band at its most pensive and powerful.
Swiss Metalcore act Fueled By Fear released their new EP, entitled "This Forsaken Place" on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records. Furthermore the band reveals that they will shoot a video "The Devil Will Be Waiting“ by the beginning of March.
Comments the band:
""This Forsaken Place" is a five song EP, recorded in Summer 2018. Ten songs recorded and 5 released on Ashburn Records. On the EP is featured also our new drummer, Philipp Eichenberger. The sound is heavier and faster, more into thrash than ever. By the beginning of March we'll shoot the first video, for the song "The Devil Will Be Waiting“. So stay tuned!"
EP artwork was done by Azrael Deaign.
Stream "The Devil Will Be Waiting“ here:- https://youtu.be/JHMcMjHWv2g
Fueled By Fear, was formed in late 2011, under the name of “Blood Bound”, featuring members out of formerly well known bands, such as ‘Ex- ortation’, ‘Die by Design’, ‘Framestand’ and ‘Disparaged’. Their debut full length album “Two By Eight” was released on December 16th 2016 by Ashburn Productions. After the album release, the band played a lot of Club shows in Switzerland. The Album hit the Swedish Rock Charts place 5 and entered the Swiss Charts too. The band has toured with Sepultura (on their Baltic Tour in March 2012) and In Flames (on their Russian mini tour in 2013). Fueled By Fear released their new EP "This Forsaken Place" on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records.
On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release 'Breathe In Colours' via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark's high-fliers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world. After the epic 'Rew1nd', the band now unveils the second single of their upcoming album - their title track 'Breathe In Colours'. The song title and album name was inspired by a memory from Maja's past, as she explains:
"The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing black clothes doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside."
Watch the music video for the haunting track 'Breathe In Colours' here:
Pre-order your physical or digital version of Forever Still's sophomore album now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first videos, make sure to watch them here:
'Rew1nd' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Trailer #1 - about the album concept: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
Trailer #2 - theremins and rough, electronic sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhboKRULcvc
The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album "Human" on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. "In Front Of You", the third single from the album can be streamed at YouTube below.
"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.
The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.
Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!
Link to the music video for "Alive (Pt. II)": https://youtu.be/EDYtk6SYkJ8
Link to the lyric video for "A New Beginning": https://youtu.be/f5zpDD38Pr8
Infected Rain are far from the overly manufactured metal many of us have grown accustomed to. Their unique style is an energetic blend of some of the best modern metal styles. This five-piece has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records! To celebrate the great news, the band drops their first music video as tasty appetizer as well.
Infected Rain on the signing with Napalm Records and their brand new music video:
“Hello everybody! We are happy to announce that we are now working with Napalm Records!Yes, we are finally under a label! For the last 10 years we have been an independent band and we survived only thanks to our amazing fans. We are forever thankful to you all for your support. We are very excited for this new adventure and we know that this new support will mean more shows, more music and more Infected Rain.We proudly present to you, our new music video for the song Passerby from our upcoming record.This is our first release with Napalm Records. Please enjoy Passerby!”
Watch “Passerby” the very first song of the upcoming Infected Ran record and Napalm Records debut Endorphin here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhw7pFWNZV4
Endorphin will be out on Napalm Records later this year! Stay tuned. Get infected.
Infected Rain Line-Up:
Lena - Vocals
Vova - Bass
Seriy - Guitar
Vidick - Guitar
Eugene - Drums
Italy’s melodic death metal outfit Storm Of Particles have just released a brand new song titled “The Reject”.
Following the band’s debut album, “Gaea Hypothesis”, released in early 2018 the band underwent a small line-up change and with this new song Storm Of Particles want to make it clear that they’re still composing great new music that they want to share with their fans.
The single has been recorded, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist Matteo Anselmi and the composition is a joint effort by all band members with the lyrics handled by bass player Letizia Tuccia.
The official lyric video for “The Reject” is available at https://youtu.be/uTts20WZ4DI and the track is also available for download on the band's official Bandcamp page (https://stormofparticles.bandcamp.com).
Originally formed in March 2015, the band has so far released a demo/EP and an album and is currently working on material for what will be the band’s as yet untitled second album.
Storm Of Particles:
Matteo Anselmi - Guitar, Vocals
Lorenzo Pavesi – Drums
Letizia Tuccia – Bass
Fabio Rivola - Guitar
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stormofparticles
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgPqe-D4igjO5k-cBn7sR3A
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stormofparticles
Bandcamp - http://stormofparticles.bandcamp.com
Experimental. Variable. Unconventional: Some attributes which perfectly describe the sound of Sober Truth. The sound of this band is quite unique, a break of most musical conventions.
From the start in 2007, narrow-minded folks and rigid ears have been struggling with the edgy sound of the Progressive Groove formation.
On the new album buster "Psychosis" singer and guitarist Torsten Schramm, lead guitarist Aaron Vogelsberg, bass-witch Jules RoCkwell and drummer Sam Baw go so massive in the full as never before.
The quartet's most mature work to date presents a truly eruptive burst of Modern Metal music that takes its listeners into another world.
The combination of melancholic rich sounds, energetically resounding guitar riffs, driving drums and punchy bass-lines can excite fans of Progressive Rock / Metal, Groove Metal and Thrash Metal alike.
The hard and groovy guitar riffs on "Psychosis" are a powerful base to bring out the driving choruses and the very versatile vocals along with rough shouts.
Blastbeats, tappings, clean parts, the 2019 palette is quite wide. But the accurately targeted diversity in the tracks also includes rousing played, very variably accented drums.
Lyrically, SOBER TRUTH have gone to so much trouble for "Psychosis" to compete with a contemporary concept. (Markus Eck)
The band commented about: "What do we see in the human being facing us, does he show us his truth or a mask? The inner grief changes him, imperceptibly, cruelly, tearing him and scarring his psyche. Everyone knows the feeling of powerlessness, at first timid, then with force flooding our consciousness, unstoppable and mercilessly.The wave ebbs, leaving behind a trembling, naked body, the worst is yet to come: fear ..."
More: "With titles like 'Akardos' (Heartless), 'Solitude' and especially the title track 'Psychosis', we enter a personal universe of grief, loneliness, doubt that many people know. With 'Psychosis' awakens maybe a truth that we repressed ... but also hope, power and confidence. SOBER TRUTH takes us on a mental rollercoaster ride that lets the last track roll out congenially. We're changing every day, all our lives. The new album picks up where we start to repress. 'Psychosis' looks at our scarred psyche and tells our story."
Official release of the new album "Psychosis": February, 23th 2019.
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