Verikalpa signs with Inverse Records, the debut album 'Taistelutahto' is released February 16th 2018. The first single 'Pahan Laulu' is available as a lyric video in this location: https://youtu.be/TvvbppU0NxA
Listen to the single on:
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Verikalpa is a Troll/Beer-metal band from the Northern city of Oulu in Finland. They combine groovy riffs and rhythms with twisted folk melodies with a very Finnish touch. The lyrics are in Finnish and more specifically in the accent of Oulu. The songs are tales about drinking, hangovers, trolls and of course blood-spattered eternal battles. Verikalpa is formed by six musicians from bands such as Catamenia and Quake The Earth and this experienced group of musicians deliver their music with a firm touch and with an energetic live show.
Verikalpa has been in existence for many years but they decided to take their time in polishing their musical atmosphere and concept so that the band was truly ready to hit the stages and recording studios with a complete product. Taistelutahto was thus recorded in the SURF-SOUND studio in Oulu with the mastermind Janne Huotari who whipped out all that the guys had to give. After pouring everything they had to the album it was finally mastered by Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers and so Taistelutahto (Battlewill) was born.
Verikalpa has concentrated in composing, rehearsing and recording for the past six months but they are no strangers to the stages of Finland. For example they played a very successful show with Primordial in Helsinki. The guys received a lot of good feedback by the metal media's and audiences and this gave them a foothold in the music-scene of Finland.
German Black Metallers Schrat have grown quickly within the last two years. Due to several memorable shows, they established themselves more and more in the Black Metal underground. After two full-length records and their latest EP “Artefakt” (2015), the three members decided to take the next step and signed a deal with the well-known Extreme Metal label Folter Records. Founded in 2003, the band looks back to an exciting time including several line up changes. A new album is already scheduled for 2018. Schrat will also play live at, among others, Under The Black Sun a in the next year.
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Carbon Seed are a death metal band from Bordeaux, France, ready to present to the word their first 5 tracks entitled, Posthumanism, an EP full of powerful death metal. Heavy rhythms, incisive riffs and energetic vocals are sustained by floods of blast beats and double bass. Dystopia or trans-humanism are the themes that the group touch upon in their lyrics.
The band entered the studio at Bud Records and the recording, mixing & mastering was handled by Mathieu Pascal (also known as one of the guitarists of the band Gorod), a long time friend who knows Carbon Seed plays and who they really are. The band were very happy with the result although the choice of tracks for this EP was difficult to decide from the powerful set of tracks available to the band.
The dawn of Carbon Seed has now arrived and with the release of Posthumanism via Sliptrick Records, the group plan to tour extensively and lay the foundation for future plans.
Posthumanism | Released November 28th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Carbon Seed are:
David Iglesias – Vocals | Sébastien Rivet – Guitar | Laurent Fortier – Drums
Band links: Facebook
Invisible Oranges has premiered Ödelagt, the forthcoming new album from legendary Swedish Black Metal group Domgård. Stream it in all its nefarious glory below!
Domgård are set to release their highly anticipated third album Ödelagt December 1 on Carnal Records Five long years since the release of sophomore album Myrkviðr, the Gothenburg band has returned with 12 tracks of fierce Black Metal in the finest Swedish tradition with a thematic focus on the dark and enlightening aspects of Germanic mythology, magic and custom.
Domgård was founded in 1997 by Vindkall, Orm & Trollheim. The following years Ulv joined as a drummer and Illbrand as a vocalist. Some unofficial rehearsal demos were recorded. In 2000 three of four members were imprisoned for several years. Four years later Vindkall and Ulv recorded the demo Blodskald before Vindkall continued on his own until 2008 when the drummer Hrimner and the bass player Hraegelmir (Panphage) joined. In 2009 Domgård recorded five tracks for a split with Cursed 13 which was released on the winter solstice the same year. The following year Heljarmadr (Cursed 13, Grá, Dark Funeral) joined the trio and contributed on two full-length albums, I Nifelhels Skygd (2010) and Myrkviðr (2012). Askr joined as the new bass player in 2013 and Mardröm as a second guitarist in 2014.
German heavy metal band Inner Axis have just released their second video "All Is One“, taken from the new album "WE LIVE BY THE STEEL“, out through FASTBALL MUSIC/SOULFOOD MUSIC DISTRIBUTION.
Dutch death metallers Neocaesar - a band formed by all ex-Sinister members like Mike van Mastrigt (vocals), Bart van Wallenberg (guitars), Michel Alderliefsten (bass), and Eric de Windt (drums) - stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, 11:11, at Decibel magazine's website. Self-released a few months ago but now seeing official release & distribution through Xtreem Music on December 5th, hear Neocaesar's 11:11 in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed back in fall 2014 by these four '90s ex-Sinister former members, Neocaesar wrote their debut album during 2015 and recorded it during 2016 while playing shows through Holland, Germany, Denmark, and Czech Republic. 11:11 was released in early 2017 as a limited self-financed pressing just to get the band out and playing around, but it's now when this album will get the promotion and distribution it deserves with the help of Xtreem Music.
Every good fan of the true Sinister sound of the early '90s will for sure love Neocaesar's debut since this is probably one of the best European death metal albums of the year! Hear for yourself, as the album streams in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
French symphonic power metallers Hamka - featuring Spanish vocalist Elisa C. Martín (ex-Darkmoor) - premiere a lyric video for the new track "Earth's Call" at Legacy magazine's website. The track hails from the band's long-awaited second album, Multiversal, due for international release on December 14th via Fighter Records. See & hear Hamka's "Earth's Call" lyric video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed back in 2003 by guitarist Willdric Lievin and Elisa C. Martín, Hamka released a demo called Exodus in 2004 and their debut album, Unearth, came out a year later, but during the following years, the band was put on hold due to personal circumstances until, in 2013, it was resurrected with the addition of three new members and preparation of a second album entitled Multiversal, which was finished in summer 2017.
Now it's Fighter Records who will properly release Multiversal, a magnificent 14-song opus of top-quality symphonic power metal with ethnic influences, giving it a worldwide promotion and distribution. The next track to be revealed is "Earth's Call," whose lyric video can be seen & heard exclusively HERE, courtesy of Legacy, Germany's defenders of the true. Previously, the first track to be revealed is "Inner Conviction," which can be heard at Fighter's official YouTube channel HERE.
Cardiant released their fourth studio album today November 24th 2017 via Inverse Records. The previous album 'Verge' was released approx. 4,5 years ago, so fans long anticipation is finally over.
The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) & Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant's debut album 'Midday Moon'.
The band also rewarded their fans yesterday by releasing a lyric video for the track "Blank Star"and it is available here: https://youtu.be/3UX12xsRFT0
""Blank Star" is one of the more high tempo songs, and it includes a middle part leaning towards 80's progressive metal. We are eager to play this and other songs from "Mirrors" live. The album has been written to be listened as a whole, from start to finish" says the band's guitarist / composer Antti Hänninen.
Listen to the 'Mirrors' album:
A music video 'Life Has Just Begun' is available here: https://youtu.be/FRoniYzmXGc
Erik Karhatsu - vocals
Outi Jokinen - vocals
Antti Hänninen - guitar
Mikko Mänttäri - bass
Marko Lindroos - keyboards
Lauri Hänninen - drums
Official website: http://www.cardiant.net
Triverse Massacre are a crushing, groove heavy, death metal machine erupting onto the grim biscuit odour streets in the Northern English city of Carlisle. In 2012, their debut EP, In The Jaws Of Deceipt, was released to a great response in the underground metal community drawing comparisons with At The Gates and Lamb Of God. The follow up EP, With Bared Teeth And Truths (2014), contained 4 slabs of pit starting, abrasive metal, described by the mighty “No Clean Singing” website as “diving headfirst into a nest of pissed-off hornets”. The EP saw the band experimenting with their original influences whilst honing their songwriting to a sharpened edge. The new release from Triverse Massacre is entitled Hades and see the band, yet again, evolving their sound into something more uniquely vicious, stepping up their intensity and technical levels to truly create their own unique voice. Hades is due out via Sliptrick Records in early 2018.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter
Spanish heavy metal band Rosslyn were formed at the end of 2015 in Calatayud. Their formation is a classic one: Borja on lead vocals, Jorge on solo guitar, Tomás on rhythm guitar, Jose on bass and Mikel on the drums. The band soon started to play in some towns in their region, and began composing their own songs which were influenced by artists such as Iron Maiden, Helloween, Dio, and Manilla Road to name a few. In September 2016, the band completed their self-produced demo album Day Of Eternal Faith which consisted of four original tracks, then in the summer of 2017, Rosslyn recorded their first full-length album, Soul In Sanctuary in Estudios Inguz (Zaragoza), where it was also mixed and mastered. This album features eight new tracks encapsulating the Rosslyn sound, a heavy metal that rides somewhere between traditional and epic. Day Of Eternal Faith will be released on Sliptrick Records worldwide, date to be announced soon.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter
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