Classically trained pianist, composer, vocalist and an accomplished writer / performer Ayin Aleph recently released her operatic, avant garde new single "Crystal Bell" via Elliptic Entertainment (order here). The teaser for her highly-anticipated music video for the track already boasts over 130,000 views - an impressive feat for a new, independent artist.
Today, Ayin is finally giving fans what they've been waiting for by releasing said music video - a visually extravagant offering accenting the Baroque / opera-influenced metal style of the track. You can watch the video today, exclusively via Bloody-Disgusting.com: http://bloody-disgusting.com/music/3396638/ayin-aleph-crystal-bell-video-premiere-exclusive/
The video for "Crystal Bell" was shot in Los Angeles over the course of three non-consecutive days. The video features three distinct locations, directed with the assistance of three different directors and cinematographers. Under the direction of Ayin Aleph, Denis Sobolev coordinated the group scenes, cinematographer and "Crystal Bell" video editor Gene Avakyan oversaw the glamour scenes and drone camera operation, and the underwater scenes were filmed with special techniques at the direction of Alex Sherman.
"Crystal Bell" was born in a moment of realization that we spend our lives searching for love while despising the ones who love us," states Ayin Aleph. She adds, "The video marks a turning point of the visual and musical expression of Ayin Aleph. Blurring the lines of fantasy and reality, the video portrays Ayin as an array of extravagant female archetypes - a sexy 50's pin-up character, an opera singer, a victim of drowning symbolizing love, a sexy vintage casino manager getting killed after a fight, and beyond. The video was shot in three days in Los Angeles with different cinematographers, notably because of the technical requirements of underwater filming and drone shots. Pulling together this profusion of elements with the amazing editing support of my drummer Shad Wilhelm was a challenging and tremendously rewarding experience!"
Eclectic and provocative, Ayin Aleph seeks to elevate the majesty inherent to classical music with the power of modern, progressive influences to create a new form of opera and pianistic neo-classical music, that is one viable to mass markets. That journey led to the formation of the band that carries her name, collaborations with some of the industry's top musicians and producers, the recording of 3 albums, 7 video productions, and live performances all over the world.
Ayin Aleph's upcoming album (currently in production) has been described as, "J.S. Bach and Freddie Mercury's love child marries Danny Elfman, while having a torrid affair with Pantera."
Although somewhat underground in the rock and metal scenes, Ayin Aleph is no stranger to the world of music. Ayin first played piano at the age of four, and by the time she was six, she was performing with a symphony orchestra. She was soon recognized by noted composer Dimitri Kabalevski as "one of the most promising virtuosos of her generation." By the age of 10, Ayin was composing and performing original pieces, in concert, for the Composers' Union in Moscow. Ayin continued her musical education in renowned institutions - Moscow Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory of Brussels, The European Conservatory in Paris. Gifted with perfect pitch, her experience and educational disciplines have augmented an organic process of original composition allowing her to use a lot of different musical styles within the frame of a song.
Ayin Aleph is:
Ayin Aleph - vocals, composition, lyrics, pianos
Shad Wilhelm - drums
Will Tone - guitars
Banned From Hell signs with Sliptrick Records for the release of their new album: "Fall Of Humanity".
"Fall Of Humanity" processes the themes and sounds of their premier EP "Nightmare" with more gain, riffs, and incredible influences mixed in an unique combination of emotions.
"Fall Of Humanity" is a real concept album with their lyrics that connect the international social problems with cruel, splatter and paranormal themes. The great mass of work behind this album is intelligible at the first hearing, fast riffs and virtuoso solos with valuable harmonies make "Fall Of Humanity"” an intense and exciting metal journey.
iTunes pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/fall-of-humanity/id1125030211
Ascent have announced that they have signed with Sliptrick Records for the release of their new album:-
"Don't Stop When You Walk Through The Hell"
Ascent is a Female-fronted Death metal formation from Novosibirsk, Russia. Their first album "Don't Stop When You Walk Through The Hell" has got that fresh Death metal sound with a hint of classic Death metal, they are a must for young metalheads and old headbangers alike!
iTunes pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/dont-stop-when-you-walk-through/id1125050215
Post-Black Metallers Deadly Carnage have decided to make available, for free download, their entire discography on their Bandcamp page. This is what Adres had to say about this decision:-
“After celebrating ten years of activity with an EP, we decided to make another gift to all our supporters and to all those who want to discover our music, making available our entire discography in free download, that our decision also aims to make more readily available some of our works which normally would not: for example, "Decadenza", our debut album, is totally sold out for years and many have never had the opportunity to listen to, similar must be said for "Chasm" our celebratory EP in an extremely limited edition, which it is very difficult to find. Ora è tutto disponibile sulla nostra pagina Bandcamp, all three of our albums and the last EP. "
Israeli extreme metallers Winterhorde have a brand new video for "Worms Of Souls" (watch the video above), a track taken from their highly acclaimed album "Maestro", which was released on May 20th this year by ViciSolum Productions.
The video was directed by the multi-talented Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who had previously worked with bands such as At the Gates, Carach Angren, Mayhem and many more.
"Maestro" was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (Obscura, Triptykon, Dark Fortress, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (Root) and Peter Huss (Shining). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new line up Winterhorde are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.
"Absence" is the title track from the upcoming full length album from Swedish Symphonic / DSBM act Mist of Misery. This track is a good representation of the current musical direction, which differs from the bands previous releases, but still maintains the core elements of Mist of Misery – melancholy, darkness and melody. Out on CD and Digital 1 August 2016
Mist of Misery Absence will be out as CD digipak limited to 250 copies and Jewel-case version limited to 250 copies!
The artwork was drawn by the exceptionally talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.
The full track can be heard below!
Forever Plagued Records have set August 28th as the international release date for Nox's "Ancestral Arte Negro". Hailing from Colombia, Nox are not to be confused with any other bands of that name. They represent pure Satanic and evil black metal from South America, bringing to you true art and standards: traditional hateful black metal done by acolytes of true vision and beliefs, lost but not forgotten within the deep underground! We won't bore you with comparisons and similarities to other artists that came before, because we at Forever Plagued Records are confident that our standards of black metal, even in the 21st century, are held to high value within the worldwide underground. But with Nox, you can expect true black metal the way it's supposed to be: aggressive and dark, with feeling and hatred that reverberates through their raw sound and screams! Tired of the digitalized sounds and improvisations? Then support Nox, and may your dark soul be consumed!
Their new EP, Nox's "Ancestral Arte Negro" comprises four tracks and is presented on a black-vinyl 7" record. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, it also comes with a 7"x 7" insert - support true black metal the way it was meant to be and buy a physical copy. The first song to be revealed is the EP's title track, which can be heard at Forever Plagued's Soundcloud here.
'Choice Cuts', the 2004 compilation album from British extreme metal legends Carcass, is due to be released on double vinyl LP on July 22nd.The album features songs from the band's first five albums - 'Reek Of Putrefaction', 'Symphonies Of Sickness', 'Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious', 'Heartwork' and 'Swansong', along with a selection of EP tracks and a number of live BBC Radio sessions recorded by the late John Peel in 1989 and 1990.
'Choice Cuts' is available to pre-order now on limited edition coloured double vinyl in Rotting Green (limited to 300), Blood Red (limited to 500), and Black.
Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass
'Choice Cuts' track listing:
1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume to Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
7. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
8. Buried Dreams
9. No Love Lost
11. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
12. R**k the Vote
13. This Is Your Life
14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion
Ne Obliviscaris' drummer Dan Presland has released a stunning drum play-through video of the epic track "Painters of the Tempest", taken from the Australian dark progressive band's latest full-length 'Citadel'. The clip is streaming at the official Dan Presland YouTube video channel below.
According to Dan, the video comes without any cuts or edits, and features an all natural drum sound.
Long-running brutal death metal unit, Internal Suffering, has dropped the punishing fruits of their "Cyclonic Void Of Power" full-length upon the masses. Captured at 16th Cellar Studios in Rome (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Hideous Divinity, etc.) by Italian death metal mastermind Stefano Morabito (Eyeconoclast, ex-Hour Of Penance), "Cyclonic Void Of Power" spews forth the band's traditionally fast yet chaotic and wildly technical brand of sonic malevolence. A concept album divided into three separate chapters, "Cyclonic Void Of Power" follows the mystical, mythological and magic chaotic universe the band has explored on previous outings into far more complex realms.
In celebration of its release, No Clean Singing is currently hosting a stream of the record in all its malicious divinity noting, "There aren't many bands anywhere who can operate at the absolutely blistering pace of this one, and even fewer who use their skills so expertly to create death metal that's both chaotically ferocious and yet machine-precise. And while the pure head-scrambling adrenaline rush you get from listening to this brutally decimating cyclone of power is reason enough to take the plunge on the new album, Internal Suffering also manage to generate an atmosphere of inhuman horror that blankets their sonic conflagration like a poisonous fog."
Hear Cyclonic Void Of Power RIGHT HERE.
Internal Suffering's "Cyclonic Void Of Power" is out now via Unique Leader in CD, vinyl and digital formats. Order yours at THIS LOCATION.
In a positive investigation of the record, Burning Ambulance places frontman Fabio Marin, "somewhere between Cannibal Corpse's George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher and Deicide's Glen Benton, his ability to shift between a low gurgling roar and a blast-furnace like exhale-bellow particularly indebted to the latter man," further elaborating, "Guitarist Diego Alonso whips up a minor tornado of riffs and high-speed zipping squeals, shifting seamlessly from low-end rumbles to mid-range table-saw sounds as Garcia and drummer Wilson Henao keep the music grounded and drive it forward, respectively."
Dead Rhetoric calls "Cyclonic Void Of Power", "A solid pick-me-up of sonic brutality," while Angry Metal Guy notes, "If you're a fan of no-frills, light-speed brutality, Cyclonic Void Of Power won't disappoint." Gushed Stereogum upon their premiere of "Unleash The Antarctic Colossus," "Cyclonic Void Of Power... runs deeper than the typical blast of brutal death metal... these ten songs plus one cold Lovecraftian ode form a conceptual whole."
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