Romania-based Funeral Doom Metal combo Descend into Despair announce the release date of their upcoming studio album, Synaptic Veil, for the 5th of June, via Loud Rage Music.
Synaptic Veil was mixed and mastered in London by Daniel Neagoe, known from his work in bands like Eye of Solitude, Clouds, and recently also Shape of Despair, and features the special guest appearance of Kostas Panagiotou from Pantheist. The album video trailer is now online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NkB8Enq6cQ
The band's second effort features 5 long tracks with a total duration of over 55 minutes of introspective haze:
The original cover artwork for Synaptic Veil is signed by talented local artist Maria Elisabeta Cucu.
Here’s what the band had to say about their latest effort, Synaptic Veil: “our latest effort to date, is also our most articulate endeavour so far. The veil here is ambiguous and double-sided: “objective” reality imposes a layer of limitations onto our mental landscape; but our inner, “subjective” reality lays a veil of concepts on top of the physical reality as a coping mechanism.”
After four years of waiting the Czech Pagan metal band Odraedir is set to release their first full length album, 'Legends of the Dark Times'. At the end of February they already presented their first single 'Path of the Wolf' which is dedicated to the story of Geralt of Rivia, the main character of the famous fantasy cycle The Witcher, written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkovski. The album consists of nine songs, intro and outro and will be officially released on the turn of April and May.
The musical composition offers a number of melodies as well as powerful guitar riffs which are supplemented by an array of musical instruments such as bagpipes, flutes, violin, etc., contributing to the complexity of the overall composition. For up-to date information follow the band’s official YouTube channel and Facebook profile via links listed below.
Finnish metal patrol Torchia are currently recording their debut album. The album will be produced by Finnish producer legend Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Ensiferum, Amorphis), who will create sounds to match the infernal essence of Torchia.
The lead guitarist and artistic leader of Torchia, Ville Riitamaa states:
"All the bands sound the same nowadays! I wouldn't care even if we had a crappy sound, as long as it's something different!"
Recording started in May at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Audience can expect the same frantic death assault heard on promotional releases, but with more filth and danger.
Comment on making the debut album from vocalist Eetu Hentunen:
“We agreed with Hiili that we'll make this the hardest hitting metal album to come out of Finland this year! Master Riitamaa has laid down solid riffs to guide the listener through the gutters of existential agony and the hordes of war. Totally fucking classic material!”
The record will be released later this year.
Arguably India's biggest band, DEMONIC RESURRECTION have released an ambitious official video directed by Guilherme Henriques Silva (Portugal) who has worked with bands like WORMED, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, BELPHEGOR, etc. In the band's own words, "The video shows the epic battle between Hiranyakashipu, the asura and Vishnu. Working with director Guilherme is always a pleasure and he did a great job bringing the vision to life."
The video can be viewed HERE.
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Eyes Wide Open are thrilled to announce that they have signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for their upcoming release.
Kristofer from the band states:
"We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level ".
Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicised and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!
Since their humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden, back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open have become one of the forerunners in the Swedish Metal Scene. With clear melodies and catchy riffs they deliver an immense sound as they lead the way in the Melodic Death Metal genre.
Spring 2012 saw the release of their debut EP “Revelations” which was followed by their fist album “Aftermath”. Their music is aired on radio channels globally and Eyes Wide Open have gained a loyal following of 50K+ fans and counting!
The band built on this success with the release of the single “Blindead” which they supported with multiple performances across Europe including the headliner slot at the Swedish Metal Invasion tour in 2016.
2016/2017, E.W.O come back to life with the highly anticipated third and final part of their pre-announced album trilogy. Erik Engstrand has stepped up as the bands new vocalist to cement Eyes Wide Open as a cutting edge entity. With Erik leading the way and the band at it’s peak they are about to unleash a full force melodic death metal album.
E.W.O reach for the sky and extend their hand to the world….
And So it begins!
The Desire is the first single extract from the forthcoming album Insights by Distant Landscape. It’s a beautiful, melodic, sweeping track full of discordant guitar, layered vocals and simple harmony. The ever-moving images within the video represent distorted memories and the rushing of time. While outside everything changes, inside “The desire is still the same”.
Insights | Released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on May 23rd
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Global metal icons Iron Maiden embark on the final leg of The Book of Souls world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic player-vs-player battle arena for their mobile game, Legacy of the Beast. The game offers players a unique way to interact with the band’s real world activities, by introducing not only a replica of one of the tour stage productions, but also the debut of The Book of Souls ‘Shaman Eddie’ into the game, in his Mayan themed incarnation as featured on the band’s most recent studio album. Other characters from The Book of Souls are set to follow.
Legacy of the Beast is a definitive experience in the mobile RPG space – taking players on an unparalleled, epic, ever-expanding, strategic gaming journey via their smartphones & tablets.
Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says “With Legacy of the Beast we wanted to create something that appealed both to fans of Maiden music and gamers alike, wherever they are in the world, and I think we are well on our way to accomplishing that. The game has kept true to the band’s history and development not only through their music but with Eddie too. This latest feature focussed around our current tour is only the start of many new and exciting innovations we have planned to keep Legacy evolving and becoming even more addictive!”
Adds Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director of Phantom Music Management “The towering Mayan set piece of The Book of Souls world tour presented an ideal opportunity to expand the game and create a virtual event space to complement the band’s live show – whether you’re seeing Iron Maiden on the road or playing Legacy of the Beast on your mobile, we’ve crafted a gaming experience that explores the Mayan world of The Book of Souls record and marks the first of many timed in-game events that will enrich the band’s touring activity, engaging fans old and new across the globe in a way never before possible.”
The unprecedented integration of Iron Maiden’s creative output has seen the game and its characters featured on the side of Maidens own 747, on bottle tops of their Trooper beer, on the iconic black t-shirts and shown in cinematic trailers at live shows – a synthesis that continues to push boundaries in both the digital and physical space.
Players of the game can look forward to many more significant new features and characters to collect over the coming months, including ‘The Clairvoyant’ & ‘Trooper Eddie’, Social Chat and the ‘Night City’ game world and cast - inspired by Maiden’s early music catalogue and distinct East London upbringing.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is available now for free on Apple’s App Store and GooglePlay.
For more information please visit www.ironmaidenlegacy.com
Greek black / death metallers Prometheus have just premiered a new song titled "The Disgusting Tongues".
The new single, which is the opening track of the band's upcoming debut album "Consumed In Flames", is available below or at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb77OV2mKkQ
"Consumed In Flames will be released on April 28th via Katoptron IX Records.
Bands that take on a "theme" often end up pigeon-holing themselves, releasing album after album with the same overarching concept and sound. When it came time to write and record their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recognized the opportunity to expand on their celebrated exotic sound and lyrical explorations of tradition, history and warfare by delving into more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights and freedom.
Die On My Ride, which is scheduled to hit stores on June 2, 2017 via M-Theory Audio, delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian / Central Asian world music sound that diehard Tengger Cavalry fans have come to know and love, while incorporating fresh styles and concepts that a whole new fan-base will enjoy. Listen to the brand new title track, "Die On My Ride", via lyric video now at MetalInjection.net:
"Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases," states Tengger Cavalry mastermind and frontman Nature G.
"This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group. Coming from a different place and walking the line between the Mongolian music world and American music world is sometimes challenging for me. I see all kinds of stereotyping and people throwing hatred, prejudice and judgement at one other because of arrogance, insecurity or simply a lack of understanding. This creates a huge identity conflict for individuals. These concepts make up a lot of what this album is about. Being yourself, pushing past judgement from others, being strong and fighting for your individual freedoms."
Nature G continues, "Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs."
Die On My Ride was self-produced at Nature G's production studio Raiding Media, and is available to pre-order now in both physical CD and vinyl format via M-Theory Audio or digitally via the band's Bandcamp page. Die On My Ride is Tengger Cavalry's first album available in vinyl format, as well as their first album to be released with M-Theory Audio - the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America.
Die On My Ride will be supported by a North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Kill The Kong is a Swedish rhythm based Metal / Hardcore band formed in 2015. With seven members including two singers and a percussionist their music is influenced by several different bands in the harder genre, such as Slipknot, Architects, Parkway Drive, Upon A Burning body, Every Time I die.
They released their debut album during the summer of 2015 and now it´s time for their second album. The album will be released in the end of 2017 by the Swedish record label GAIN (Avatar, Europe, etc.) which the band recently signed with.
"We can finally make it official that we have signed a record deal with Gain / Sony Music Sweden who will release our upcoming album. The album will be released later this fall/winter. We are stoked to be a part of this awesome team and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring!" - Kill The Kong
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