Swedish black metal mavericks Voodus stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Into the Wild, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release today via Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records), hear Voodus' Into the Wild in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although a seemingly new name, Voodus' history stretches back to 2004 when the band was known as Jormundgang. Under this banner, the band first released a few demos and then an album for the well-respected Christhunt label in 2014. Sensing the need for a fresh outlook, they changed their moniker to Voodus and began sharpening their knives. And carved from these blades emerged the 2015 EP, NightQueen, subsequently followed by the Serpent Seducer Saviour 10" in 2017.
Infused with the same spirit as the preceding EPs, with Into the Wild Voodus has honed their craft to its fiercest and most finesse essence. This record is indeed a wild and winding ride through the murky depths of starkly melodic yet crypt-pure black metal. Their sound is staunchly rooted in the 1990s - with ice-cold melodies racing across the searing surge of black metal – but breathes a refreshing sense of dynamics and pacing. Voodus does not engage with the blast-a-thons of old, the indiscernible blur of one song protracted over 30-plus minutes. Instead, the quartet unloads expert compositional variety here, with memorable melodicism constantly at the forefront - all of it framed in a clear and cutting production courtesy of the esteemed Necromorbus Studio. And it's a truly epic experience clocking in at 61 minutes, allowing the listener's wanderlust to truly run wild.
Join the hunt and go Into the Wild with Voodus! Fully hunt exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Order info can be found HERE at Helter Skelter Productions' Bandcamp, distributed & marketed by Regain Records.
German death metal band Ichor are now streaming "Architect Of The Portal". The track is taken from their album Hadal Ascending, which is out December 7th.
Listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p-IWve34FQ&feature=youtu.be
Pre-order the album here: www.wooaaargh.com/ichor
In anticipation of their upcoming debut album (that is now closer than ever) Gutted in Gluttony, Cluj-Napoca / Romania based Brutal Death Metal squad Malpraxis offer a new preview in form of a lyrics video for the track Raped Corporal Remnants now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn4zHLjT9Xo
Malpraxis recently announced a serious line-up change, the current members being:
Cristian Aionese – Vocals
Batista Damian – Guitars
Florin Gheorghita – Drums
Gutted in Gluttony will be released soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Italian progressive metal band, Last Union ft. as guest Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie have released a new music video and single for ‘Taken’. The track is taken from their debut album ‘Twelve‘, which also features Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (Helloween, Masterplan) on drums, will be released on December 21, 2018 through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/FF0NYZJ0MLQ
Video Director, DOP: Alessandro Scattolini (www.alessandroscattolinistudio.com), Video Editing: Marco Borsella
Taken was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (www.fascinationstreet.se)
Recorded by Manuele Pesaresi at Dyne Engine Studio (www.dyneenginestudio.com)
James LaBrie Vocals recorded by Richard Chycki at Richard Chycki Studio (www.richardchycki.com)
Elisa's vocal production and recording by Enrico Tiberi at Lullaby Studios
The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band Last Union calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band — originally known as Blazing Ice — embarked on their journey in the pursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, Last Union presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.
Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to reach out to Kusch, who, after hearing the music, expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer. A similar scenario played out with LePond and Last Union was officially born. The icing on the cake, however, was getting LaBrie to sing on three tracks.
Last Union is:
Elisa Scarpeccio – Vocals
Cristiano Tiberi – Guitars
Mike LePond – Bass (Symphony X)
Uli Kusch – Drums (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan)
Feat. James LaBrie on vocals (Dream Theater)
Australia’s premiere incendiary musical export, Thy Art Is Murder, has released the brand new single 'Death Perception'. The song was produced, mixed and mastered by long-time collaborator Will Putney.
Check out the lyric video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzfaLf44PZs
Thy Art Is Murder's latest full-length release, 'Dear Desolation' was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. The artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom.
Get your hands on a copy here: http://nblast.de/TAIMDearDesolation
'Puppet Master' [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]: https://youtu.be/TU9K-dIPNjY
'Slaves Beyond Death' [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]: https://youtu.be/LMLZTuSWvV0
'The Son Of Misery' [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]: https://youtu.be/H5WJVM3oa2E
'The Son Of Misery' [guitar play through]: https://youtu.be/3FD6Vhs9mMw
'Dear Desolation' [guitar play through]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3nrGMwIsE
Stories of Desolation #1: https://youtu.be/2kae5J9GTvU
Stories of Desolation #2: https://youtu.be/F43GEfScUEw
Stories of Desolation #3: https://youtu.be/Y_A446dCRX4
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Finnish modern metal act Kneel Before The Death has released a new single and music video Miserere Mei.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/RKByp6dUWP0
Listen the single:
The band describe their music as modern metal with black atmosphere. The band was founded in 2013 by guitarist Niko Lappalainen and drummer Konsta Vihavainen. Later that year singer Aatu Kovanen and bass player Joonas Peltonen joined the band. Kneel Before The Death has released two EPs; The First Chapter (2014) and Life/Death (2016). In addition to these, the band has also one single release, The Bloodline (2015). Finnish new metal community has given a warm welcome for the band's music.
During couple years of silence Kneel Before The Death has been absorbing ideas for their new sound and for the new material. You might be able to hear influences taken from symphonic black metal to 80's synthwave.
The band backgrounds the latest release:
"Miserere Mei was written during the past couple of years of the band's silence. We wanted to create something new and interesting that we have been looking for around the metal music in Finnish and worldwide. We had a vision of huge musical atmosphere, which would have the modern sound we were looking for, but which still respects the old school metal music. Lyrics of the song talk about controversial, but very everyday topics, such as addiction, self-hatred, religion and forgiveness. The final touch what the song needed was added in the mixing process by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, At The Gates)."
Kneel Before The Death has returned to the stages and is ready to release new material. The band's new single, Miserere Mei, is a foretaste of the coming.
Norwegian heavy / power metal band, Guardians Of Time, have released a new lyric video for 'Drawn In Blood', the track is taken of their fifth album Tearing Up The World, which was released on October 19th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/e_KDAkLMXpY
Tearing Up The World featuring guest performances of Abbath and Tim ”Ripper” Owens. The album was mixed and mastered in cooperation with Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall, In Flames, Opeth, Soilwork). The artwork and layout was designed by Carlos Cabrera.
Guardians Of Time is:
Bernt Fjellestad – Vocals
Paul Olsen – Guitars
Willy Aaraas – Drums
Jonkis – Bass
Guardians Of Time is considered as one of the leading heavy / power metal bands in Norway, with members holding experience from other bands such as Trail Of Tears, Susperia and Harm. Focusing on in-your-face heavy metal and live performances filled with power and energy, the band is always keen on giving their audience what they want; a heavy metal party! In the recent years they have toured Europe six times, supporting bands like Sabaton, Sepultura and Fear Factory. Guardians Of Time have played in Serbia, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Romania.
Eindhoven based death metal squad Sisters Of Suffocation are here to bring us the best of both worlds: the raw and primal force of old school death metal clashes with the sophisticated technicality and epic-melodic infusions of modern times.Now the already infamous quintet announces its second studio album Humans Are Broken!
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Italian heavy metallers Hyperion's debut album, Dangerous Days, and they've decided to celebrate it by releasing a video clip with live footage from the song "Ultimatum." You can see the band onstage while enjoying this killer dose of metal! See & hear Hyperion's "Ultimatum" video HERE.
Dangerous Days contains eight songs in 45 minutes. Production and mastering were assembled as to recreate the pure, classic, steel-solid heavy metal sound of the '80s in the vein of bands like Judas Priest, Annihilator, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Megadeth. Cover artwork for Dangerous Days was painted by Australian artist Alex Reies, who originally entitled it "The Lord and the Colonel."
English Metalcore mob Invisions announce new album 'Between You & Me' due 8th Feb on Stay Sick Recordings
InVisions are ecstatic to announce their signing to Stay Sick Recordings. They’ll make their return on 8th February 2019 with their most ambitious and loudest work to date, second album Between You & Me. You can pre-order the physical record from InVisions and Stay Sick Recordings, or digitally from iTunes.
Speaking of the signing, guitarist Lucas Gabb says “We were all at work, just a normal day when we got a message from our manager saying that Mike & Fronz (Attila / Co-Owner) were listening to the new record. Pretty much straight away he showed interest and said he’d be in touch with a formal offer to join the label, which was mad! Mike has a badass history in the music industry and Fronz is G so we’re definitely really hyped to get on board with them for the new record!”
InVisions recently released the first cut from the record, Good For Nothing. A pummelling, relentless statement of intent, showcasing an ear for colossal hooks and choruses, accentuated with stabbing orchestral layers and electronic elements. “Good For Nothing was the second track we wrote for the new record so we’ve been sat on this track for what feels like forever!”, explains Lucas, “When Alex (guitars) and I went into writing this track, we knew we wanted to incorporate a guitar riff driven chorus that's not only catchy, but something that keeps your head boppin’! Lyrically the track deals with the idea of using vices to escape yourself even though you know they are damaging you and are only a short term solution. It’s all about the struggle to take control over your life and breaking out of that negative cycle”
Spawned into being in 2016 from the ashes of former local bands in their hometown of York, England, InVisions are contagious, NSFW and blistering. Drawing from a plethora of influences - the adrenaline and aggression in metalcore, combined with intricate guitar work inspired by 80s thrash, with the no-fucks-given attitude of modern rap - it’s all tied together with the schizophrenic vocals of Ben Ville leading at the helm, ranging from guttural growls, to biting and demonic squeals, and moments of relief in his emotive singing.
Diving headfirst into their debut self-released album Never Nothing in August 2017, which was recorded at Innersound Studios with Sam and Joe Graves (Asking Alexandria, Eyes Set To Kill, Deaf Havana), InVisions garnered support from the likes of Rock Sound, Kerrang! Radio and Metal Hammer. This fuelled a hefty touring schedule, with highlights including Download Festival and support to Slaves (US), Our Hollow, Our Home and Glamour Of The Kill.
InVisions returned to Innersound Studios to record their forthcoming second record Between You & Me. Guitarist Alex Scott explains “Between You & Me’ is a phrase everyone has said at some point when confiding in another person or divulging personal information. It’s the lead in to a confession, an off-the-record statement. It wholly sums up the themes that this album explores and the way in which it portrays them”
Pre-order ‘Between You & Me’
InVisions | Stay Sick
With UK and European tour dates to be announced soon and a monstrous second album, InVisions are on the rise. Watch this space for additional news.
Ben Ville - Vocals
Alex Scott - Guitars
Lucas Gabb - Guitars
Josh Hardy - Drums
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