Melbourne's melodic thrashers Trigger have published a brand new video for the track "The Divide", which is taken from the band's debut full-length "Cryogenesis", a sci-fi influenced concept album spanning 10 tracks at 53 minutes.
Watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN0vE-TTmQU
Australian symphonic doom band Rise Of Avernus have teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of their new album Eigengrau. The album is out today via Code666.
The band commented "Grandiosity, misery, beauty, release, destruction, connection. Eigengrau is the result of exploring our perceptions of darkness. We hope you enjoy it."
Stream the album in full here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/get-your-orchestral-death-doom-on-with-rise-of-avernus
Pre-order the album here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=939&controller=product&id_lang=1
Osmose Productions proudly announces the label's impending release of The Incubus Of Karma, the massive fifth album by Australia's stone pillar of funereal dirge, Mournful Congregation. The label will unveil the double-LP in Europe and the UK on March 23rd, and advancing its release, the massive "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE.
More than six years have passed since the release of Mournful Congregation's regal fourth full-length, The Book Of Kings. Since that time, the band made several trips to Europe and the US and released a mini-album Conrcrescence Of The Sophia, increasing their reputation as the pinnacle of extreme/funeral doom and one of the most influential bands in the entire genre.
Throughout these intervening years, Mournful Congregation set to the task of meticulously crafting a new masterpiece, now presented in the form of the crown jewel titled The Incubus Of Karma. Everything that has made this band the unchallenged masters of this style since The Monad Of Creation is here: the agonizing weight of extreme doom riffs, bitterly sombre dissonance, a painterly attention to detail and arrangement, and the vocals summoned from the deepest hole. And as with each album before, the band expands upon their unique progressive tendencies, weaving beautifully constructed solos and lengthy virtuoso interludes into a bleak yet intricate tapestry of stately grandeur. The Incubus Of Karma also marks the band's first album with drummer Tim Call (Nightfell, Weregoat, Sempiternal Dusk, Aldebaran).
An incredible 25 years into their existence, Mournful Congregation persists in refining and perfecting their immortal art on The Incubus Of Karma. Reaching innovative new heights, within the bounds they have created for themselves, the bounds in which a multitude of newer bands now draw from like a wellspring, Mournful Congregation cast a giant shadow, steadfastly towering over the landscape like a monolithic obelisk.
The album's nearly 15-minute "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel. More audio samples to follow shortly.
Damon Good - vocals/guitars
Justin Hartwig - guitars
Ben Newsome - bass
Tim Call - drums
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
Who would have thought that Global Metal Apocalypse (GMA) would be celebrating 6 years this year as an international metal music outlet, giving bands worldwide endless coverage through reviews, interviews and everything in and around the edges? Not me.
I started GMA 6 years ago with the vision of unearthing, nurturing, promoting and expanding bands coverage across all continents and the islands dotted across planet earth, with the extended view of tapping into nascent metal scenes that were either unbeknownst to the wider metal community e.g. French Polynesia or to those freshly starting out at the hands of one or two bands e.g. Iron Sliver from Gabon.
6 years later and here I am, ready to announce who has won what category(s) at the annual GMA Awards. Voting went on for two weeks and saw thousands upon thousands of votes pouring in since the voting form went live.
GMA is run solely by one person, myself. But this has not put me off from continuing the site's progression and this year I started a sister site:- Global Mainstream Arts (http://globalmainstreamarts.weebly.com/) to give non-metal artists / bands coverage. But metal will always be at the forefront.
The winners at the 2017 GMA Awards are:-
CHOSEN BY EDITOR:-
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
EVANESCENCE - "Synthesis"
BEST LIVE ACT
BREAKTHROUGH AFRICAN BAND
BREAKTHROUGH ASIAN BAND
NUCLEAR WARFARE (Thailand)
BREAKTHROUGH AUSTRALASIAN BAND
SILENT KNIGHT (Australia)
BREAKTHROUGH EUROPEAN BAND
JINJER (The Ukraine)
BREAKTHROUGH UK BAND
BLOOD OATH (England)
BREAKTHROUGH NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICAN BAND
BREAKTHROUGH SOUTH AMERICAN BAND
BREAKTHROUGH INTERNATIONAL BAND
JINJER (The Ukraine)
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