Loud Rage Music proudly announces the signing of the extremely promising Ploiesti, Romania based Death Metal band Saddayah for the release of their upcoming debut studio album, Apopheny of Life. Saddayah‘s music is rooted in traditional Death Metal, but the band’s serious technical abilities rose to a fresh, melodic and technical type of Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences, an interesting result highlighted by the first single taken off Apopheny of Life, the track Born in Singularity, now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MHu7g4BF_8
Apopheny of Life was recorded, mixed and mastered at the I.V. Metal Foundry studio, while the cover artwork is signed by well-known artist Costin Chioreanu.
Saddayah recently announced their collaboration with reputable booking agent Titus Constantinescu (Metal Under Moonlight) hence Apopheny of Life is set to be released September 7th, 2018 in Bucharest (https://www.facebook.com/events/2035682246470549/), gig followed by an extensive national and international tour.
Beyond Creation have released a new video for the track "Theatrical Delirium" taken from the band's latest album 'Earthborn Evolution'. The clip can be viewed via Metal Injection here. the video for "Theatrical Delirium" will be the last offering from this album, as the band have already finished their complete new upcoming full length which will be released via Season of Mist later this year.
Link - https://youtu.be/aBNb3HR-ihA
Produced/Edited by Ismael Mossadeq Footage by Ismael Mossadeq & Xavier Bossé
Iron Bonehead Productions has set September 17th as the international for a brand-new 7" EP from Chile's Invocation, The Mastery of the Unseen.
Aptly titled, The Mastery of the Unseen shows the strides this power-trio have been making since their debut CDR in 2016 and the extremely promising Seance Part. I demo released later that year. Exhibiting the same sulphurous energy as the first works but now displaying a uniquely feral poise, the rich 'n' roiling blackened death Invocation unfurl across the two tracks of The Mastery of the Unseen evokes that classic South American diabolism whilst grounding it in a deeply occult aspect. Comparisons to close comrades Slaughtbbath and Atomicide and even Unaussprechlichen Kulten can be made, but the hysteria-unto-possession Invocation invoke points the way forward for further mastery. Offer fealty early and witness The Mastery of the Unseen...
Good news for the lads of Leng Tch'e. After 5 long months, parts of their stolen equipment has been returned to them via the power of social media.
The band comments:-
"A couple of weeks after we got our van broken into and our gear stolen in Ostrava, we received a mysterious e-mail from an even more mysterious, disposable e-mail address. This person claimed he bought our gear from some junkies, and that he didn't know it was stolen. In reality it was the owner of a pawnshop who couldn’t sell our gear to anyone because everybody in the Czech Republic and beyond knew it was stolen.
In the meantime we got in touch again with the Ostrava police department, who gave us instructions on how to handle this situation. The pawnshop owner wanted us to pay €2000 to get our own gear back. We obviously weren't going to do this, so we set up a meeting with our local contact, who was joined by an undercover police officer, and the owner of the pawnshop to get our stuff back. This guy had the audacity afterwards to call us dishonest because he didn't want to give the stolen gear back to its rightful owners.
A big thank you goes out to our good friends Anxur Moravian and Dalibor who invested so much time and energy together with the Ostrava police department in coordinating this operation, and to our amazing fans who exposed our social media post to over 300,000 (!) people: we cannot thank you enough. This would not have been possible without you. Don't mess with the underground!
We are still missing Olivier's drum pedals (Pearl Demon Drive) and a lot of effects pedals, as well as a box of "Razorgrind" gatefold vinyl and t-shirts. So please keep an eye out for those. More info can be found here."
Lucifer's Child, a Greek black metal band from Athens, has signed a record deal with Agonia Records. The band, combining members of Rotting Christ, Nightfall and Chaostar, is on the final lap of the recording process of their sophomore album, follow-up to 2015 debut "The Wiccan".
Lucifer's Child music is a bridge to the world of atmospheric black metal, and a vessel for spiritual self-expression through lyrics. "Our goal was to create a unity between the two", comments co-founder, George Emmanuel, a prolific guitarist primarily known for his work as part of Rotting Christ, and former guitarist of Chaostar. Together with bassist Stathis Ridis, originally a member of another long-running Hellenic metal unit, Nightfall, they decided to form Lucifer's Child in 2013, which makes them a relatively newcomer to the genre.
Vocalist Marios Dupont (Karma Violens) and drummer Nick Vell (Chaostar) complete the band's line-up. They joined in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
On signing with Agonia, Geroge said: "Lucifer’s Child new album shall resonate the black metal hordes through Poland’s most extreme metal label, Agonia Records. We look forward to our darkest and most extreme release!”.
Lucifer's Child released their debut album titled "The Wiccan" on Dark Essence Records in 2015, displaying a sound that could be likened to Dissection, Nifelheim, Rotting Christ and Bathory. The album was followed by several festival appearances, including Inferno Festival (Norway), Blastfest (Norway) and Incineration Festival (UK). The band's new album is currently being recorded in Athens and is planned for a 2018 release.
George Emmanuel - guitars
Stathis Ridis - bass
Marios Dupont - vocals
Nick Vell - drums
Russian alternative rock/metal band Rainfall Today arrive with their debut album Eternal available in all
the standard formats worldwide via Sliptrick Records. Citing influences such as including Asking Alexandria, Evanescence, Deftones and Alice In Chains to name a few, it gives an indication toward their hard modern sound topped with strong melodies and performances. Following on the heels of their first independently released EP In Your Head (2016), Eternal is the bands first full-length offering.
Here’s the bands rather opaque and unique description for Eternal:-
“It is generally accepted that the Earth is our home. But there are too many people on Earth who feel like a stranger here. And what if somewhere far away, maybe even in another galaxy, each of us has a planet of our own?
A special place, where you are the ruler of your universe? Red sand, warm wind, deep black seas and endless mountains… or an iron city where people live, without fears and experiences and communicate at a subconscious level? For everyone there is a different world in which we will feel at home. Where things will be understood and accepted. But while these planets are so far away from us, they can not fly in a few hours, there is another way. Close your eyes, put headphones on your ears, turn on Rainfall Today. And listen. Your planet, your real home inside your head. There are no borders. Only you create them! You can do everything!
Thanks to all the people who believe in themselves, their force creates in spite of everything.”
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
The Symphonic metal band Serenade has released the lyric video for the song "Kill Your Pain" (incl. special guest - Fabio Dessi (Arthemis))
The song was taken from the last album Onirica, released by Revalve Records and available on CD/DIGITAL:
Shadow Kingdom Records has set November 23rd as the international release date for Blackrat's highly anticipated third album, Dread Reverence, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
One of the underground's best-kept secrets, Blackrat have been skilfully skirting the often-fine lines among metal-punk, thrash, crust, and traditional speed metal. Formed in 2012, this Canadian power-trio to date have delivered two cult full-lengths, 2013's rough 'n' rowdy Whiskey and Blasphemy and 2016's far-more-epic Hail to Hades, laying on the line exactly what Blackrat's all about. Big fans for years, Shadow Kingdom had no other choice but to scoop up the band, and now they've arrived with their ultimate statement: Dread Reverence.
More metal, more punk, darker, catchier, wilder and more finesse, just more of MORE: Dread Reverence is the sound of Blackrat firing on all cylinders. Wrapped in a rough-yet-clear production that allows the dirt to bleed and the chrome to glisten simultaneously, Dread Reverence positively explodes with a timelessness that's impossible to deny. It's as fresh as 2018 and as old as 30 years before that (if not more!), and it's all done effortlessly and without any trace of self-consciousness. Simply, this is who Blackrat are and what they do, and they're doing it better than ever - and better than just about anyone around. Plus, there's faint traces of death-rock that surface across the album, underlining further that the band are in a league of their own.
Up from the gutters and into the graveyard, Blackrat hereby bring you Dread Reverence! In the meantime, hear the new track "Into the Ebony" HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Peruvian death metal cult Tunjum premiere the new track "La Maldicion de la Bruja" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Deidades del inframundo, set for international release on July 23rd via Dunkelheit Produktionen for the CD version; the vinyl LP version shall see release on August 1st. Hear Tunjum's "La Maldicion de la Bruja" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Lima, Peru, Tunjum began in 2007 as an all-female project playing pagan-themed death metal. Their first promo tape arrived in 2011, to be followed by another promo in 2014, and later that year the Sagrado tiempo de caos EP and the Muerte ancestral demo. Though the line-up changed during these years, Tunjum remained committed to their primary influences - Death, Massacre, Autopsy, Treblinka, Nocturnus, VON, Nihilist, Insulter, Grotesque, Asphyx, Expulser, and Genocidio among others - but always endeavored to etch their own uniqueness within such exquisite rawness and darkness. And while that lineup has since ceased to be an all-female one, founding drummer (and now also vocalist) Kultarr continues to guide the band, and her vocals lend a particularly diabolic aspect to Tunjum's proudly traditional attack.
Since the beginning, Tunjum's themes have largely revolved around the ancient Moche culture, which reigned over eastern Peru from about 100 AD to 800 AD. Through Tunjum's music, the listener is drawn into the Moche mythology, which is strongly based on blood: sacrificing the blood of a beheaded enemy to the gods strengthened their reign over the world. Also, there were many voluntary sacrifices, because the bloodshed was seen as a cleansing of the soul that linked the victim to the ancestors and thus made him holy. The name Tunjum itself is also rooted in the Moche language, and is taken from the combined verb for killing and dying. This hallows the ritual of blood and death, which was the only way of communicating with the gods, in times when the gods only lusted for blood and war.
Indeed, across the 42 minutes comprising Deidades del inframundo, the listener is dragged deeply down into Tunjum's deadly vortex of blood, sacrifice, and total DEATH METAL. Tunjum's attack is at once unapologetically primitive and expertly nuanced, which is not surprising considering their current lineup is completed by members of such respected cults as Grave Desecration and Putrid. The hammering surge strips everything down to its barbaric basics, but within that almost-hypnotizing rush of crude 'n' rude Metal of Death lays a keen understanding of what makes this art form so enduring - songwriting that literally possesses the listener immediately, and proceeds to guide each listener into the darkest bowels of the imagination (and beyond...). And it's a totality that Tunjum pound and punish and pound and punish across each of these eight tracks, with Kultarr's world-eating vocals, in particular, acting like an instrument unto itself; simply, there is no escape.
Completed by suitably ominous artwork courtesy of Alan Corpse, Tunjum make a grand, garish entry onto the world stage with Deidades del inframundo. The question remains, then: will you return from their thrall? Tempt fate again HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Tempt fate with the previously revealed "La Venganza De La Bestia Lunar" and "Difunta Señora Soberana" HERE at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Voyager. The Australian progressive metallers will release their upcoming full length via Season of Mist in 2019 and re-release their entire back catalogue.
Listen to the previously released album 'V' here and listen to 'The Meaning of I' here.
"We are very excited to be joining forces with Season of Mist! Not only will we be working together to produce and release new music in 2019, but also to reissue our entire back catalogue for the first time. Season of Mist have a long history of strongly supporting unique acts, and working with them to nurture their creativity and help them reach a wider audience. Danny, Ash, Simone, Scott and Alex believe they couldn't be a better fit for Voyager and are stoked for what the future brings for the band and label."
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