Toronto groove metal four-piece Vodnik will be unleashing their debut music video "Our Dread, Our Joy" in the coming weeks and before they set the world ablaze they are sharing with metal fans a little taste of what's to come in a new teaser that can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/v8olzP58iks
Approaching the genre with a blend of heavier and lighter styles, which range from technical metal riffs, to spooky mellow passages, to hardcore breakdowns, Vodnik balance their metal between progressive grooves and dark atmospheres to establish a sound that is both bizarre and ominous yet catchy and memorable. With this formula, Vodnik aspires to grab the attention of a wider audience.
Drawing their name and lyrical themes from the mythological Czech creature, guitarist Jeremy Jackson explains:
“In Czech, Vodnik roughly translates to ‘of water’. I adopted the name for us because it is a widely celebrated mythological creature from my Czech heritage. Vodnik is gruesome, perfect for metal and what we want to do with it.”
Vocalist Reinier Vandenbosch adds:
“Lakes and rivers are its territory where it awaits to trap the souls of drowning victims. He is similar to the boogieman of the English-speaking world that also scares children. I try to write the lyrics largely from the perspective of the Vodnik creature.”
Along with embracing themes centred around the creature, Vodnik is also inspired by science fiction and horror, social and political commentary, dark philosophical ideas, and other mythological stories. Citing a wide variety of musical influences, Vodnik is a legit, no nonsense, heavy band that brings a ferocious energy to the stage.
The band's forthcoming debut single "Our Dread, Our Joy" is off their planned debut EP slated for later release in 2019.
Canadian thrashers Infrared are "All In Favour" with Metal-Rules track premiere; new album out May 25
L-R = Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals) | Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals) | Armin Kamal (Vocal, Guitar) | Kirk Gidley (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Set to unleash their new album "Saviours" on May 25th, Ottawa thrashers Infrared are "All In Favour" of premiering their first single with Metal Rules.com.
“Anyone who likes a more classic thrash sound, and longs for those days, just like we do, will dig this album. Since we are from that era, we are not trying to bring back that style of music, we are simply continuing what we know and do best!” comments vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal.
Check out "All In Favour" and thrash for yourself at the following link: http://www.metal-rules.com/2018/04/24/ottawa-thrashers-infrared-are-all-in-favour-with-metal-rules-track-premiere-new-album-saviours-due-out-may-25th-post-teaser-launch-pre-order/
Making an impact on the Canadian's 80s thrash scene, Ottawa legends INFRARED have returned to cement and carry on their own legacy, with their new album "Saviours" featuring all new music to follow their EP "No Peace", which featured tracks all written in the 80's and only recently heard by fans in 2016. "Saviours" features eight tracks that are thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight.
Vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal adds:
“The Big Four will stand out as we have been described as a band with a bay area sound…But our influences are truly rooted in 70s and early 80s metal. Accept, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest are all bands that laid the foundation and the love of metal for us!”
“Saviours” is available for pre-order on iTunes here.
Album teaser - https://youtu.be/jeM0gQkqX4I
May 30 - Arnprior, ON - The St, John Pub - info - w/ Flotsam and Jetsam
June 29 - Ottawa, ON - House of Targ - info w/ Black Mass, Mortor
Comatose Music have signed Canadian brutal slam death outfit NecroticGoreBeast. Comatose Music are notorious throughout the metal world for their dedication to the most crushing music in existence, so when label boss Steve Green describes NecroticGoreBeast's forthcoming debut album as "one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever" you know you're in for something staggeringly savage and mind blowing in its ferocity.
The label's full statement on the new addition to their blood spattered roster is below...
"Formed in May 2017, NecroticGoreBeast is a slamming brutal death metal band from Quebec, Canada. Influenced by bands like Analepsy, Cryptopsy, Devourment and Pathology, the band brings their own twist to the slam scene with a technical approach like few in the genre can achieve. With their debut album scheduled for late 2019, NecroticGoreBeast is poised to make a murderous assault on the death metal underground. Be prepared for one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever that is certain to be an absolute bone crusher!" Watch this space for more news and get ready for total annihilation!"
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In fall 2017, Canadian thrashers Warcall unleashed their latest album "Invaders" plus toured across Europe during October. On their invasion of the continent, the Montreal based band collected video clips from their shows and adventures in France, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic.
Teaming up with Legacy Magazine, Warcall area revealing all the fun captured at the following link: http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/1413-exklusive-video-premiere-warcall-mission-commando.html
The band comments:
"We are very proud to present our new music video 'Mission Commando'. The speed and intensity of the song fits very well the theme of the video that documents our recent trek through Europe. Touring is a relentless fast paced life style and this is the perfect soundtrack to go with the images we captured last fall. Enjoy!"
Warcall is inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead, Dissection and Slayer, their music is fast, aggressive, melodic and dramatic. Unleashing three well-received albums under their bullet-belts (‘Demonarchy’, ‘Blood, Guts and Dirt’, ‘III’), their latest "Invaders" is a concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, re-conquering, but without knowing if it is really over.
"Invaders" Album full stream here.
Music Video "Riding With Zombies" (features stock footage from George A. Romero's "Night of The Living Dead" movie and is a track about the grueling life of touring.) here.
Music Video - Bully Bastard here.
"Invaders" Album order via Bandcamp here.
Canadian heavy thrashers Enime have announced the beginning of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album full-length, "Bleeding Out".
So far all demo tracks have been recorded and the band is working on finalizing all the little nuances before hitting the studio at the end of April.
"Bleeding Out", which will feature 10 brand new tracks, is set to be released by the end of this summer and according to the band, is expected to sound "brilliant, aggressive, heavy, catchy and an well-written metal album."
A brand new single from Kobra & The Lotus’ upcoming album "Prevail II" is celebrating its premiere with a music video! You can be sure that this is not just an ordinary music video premiere - This is the very special Japanese bonus version of “Let Me Love You”! And lucky you – the instant grat track will be unlocked today as well. You get the single download when pre-ordering the album and can enjoy the English version in its full!
Kobra explains the story behind the song:
"We're so excited to release another brand spankin’ new taste of our hard rock infused metal! This track was one of the very first musical collaborations done at Hansen studios in Denmark. This song helped us nail down the heavy rock elements that would soon begin to lace its way through the sound of both 'Prevail I and II'. The original demo version can be found as a bonus acoustic on 'Prevail II'. If you never had a love song dedicated to you.....you've got one now. This one's for you!"
"Dear (insert your name here),I cherish all the shadows of your past, even the darkest ones. Every time you try to run away it will only bring me closer. There are pieces you don't like, hiding all the grace of being human I might find. Let Me Love You."
"What can I say?! This track has been hard to keep a secret for two years!! We hope you will also enjoy this very special video we've worked hard to create. With a fusion of Manga and live performance, we've really jumped in with both feet to bring to you 'Let Me Love You' in Japanese!!! Tanoshinde kudasai!!"
Watch "Let Me Love You" HERE!
Have you seen the first lyric video of "Losing My Humanity" yet? Don’t miss out on this critical reflection of what humanity is all about and what it became in the past years! Watch it HERE!
While many metal bands find inspiration from supernatural sources, myths, and legends, Widow's Peak find influence from true life horror, from the depths of cruelty, terror and pain that man(un)kind so readily descends to.
Widow's Peak is an aural catalogue of carnage, a metallic mausoleum of pain, a sonic symphony of suffering. Their music does not reach for the stars, but rather for the cold void that surrounds them, the darkness that lives in the soul of man. Make no mistake; Widow's Peak’s ferocity is the music of the spears, metal dripping with blood, bile and venom!
Formed in April of 2016, in Calgary AB, Widow's Peak have toured hard, their line-up has gelled, and are now on the cusp of releasing their debut six-track EP “Graceless”.Inspired by Meshuggah, Black Dahlia Murder, Pathology, Beyond Creation, and Cannibal Corpse, Widow's Peak are premiering their second single and video "CBT" via Slam Worldwide at the following link: https://youtu.be/htx_ftqKnow
The band comments:
"CBT (which stands for Cock and Ball Torture) is about as gruesome as it gets, lyrically. It revolves around the fetish some men have for genital mutilation and the people who indulge them in it. The writing process for the song involved intensive research (including graphic videos) about not only the fetish, but the anatomy of the male genitals and various methods of genital mutilation. The lyrics aim to instil the disgust one might experience if they, too, watched someone cut out their own testicles on camera."
“Graceless” is due out April 27, 2018 with pre-order available on the Bandcamp here.
First single "Mother Misery" - https://youtu.be/iQytg3Wy_FM
The band adds:
"We think fans will react to “Graceless” with a combination of shock, disgust, and adrenaline-pumping groove. Each song is very different from one another, and the EP is well rounded enough that fans of any type of extreme metal will find something they like. While the music is technical and the lyrics obscene, there is an underlying groove throughout that ensures the head-banging musicality is never lost.”
April 27 - Calgary, AB - Distortion (CD Release) - info
Widow's Peak is:
Patricio Cereceda-Paulsen - Drums
Chris McCrimmon - Lead Guitar
Matt Yeomans - Vocals
Scott Cressman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike Jones - Bass, Vocals
Canadian Television has interviewed Spencer Prewett regarding the band's recent nomination for the JUNO award - the national equivalent of the Grammy award. The Archspire drummer is featured in his home town of Oak Bay in Victoria, BC and the interview includes segments with local residents and mayor Nils Jensen. The feature is now streaming at Archspire's Facebook page at the link below.
Dean Lamb: guitar
Spencer Prewett: drums
Oliver Rae Aleron: vocals
Tobi Morelli: guitar
Jared Smith: bass
Imminence Records, in partnership with Truth Inc. Records, is proud to release the new lyric video from Canadian progressive metalcore band Eyes Over Sea. released today. "Ruins" is off the band's seven track full-length, entitled Dreamwave that already features hit singles "Dreamwave" and "Beyond The Light" and has caught the attention of fans and critics alike.
""Ruins" is about pulling yourself out from the ruts that kill your growth as a person. The song was written while dealing with the effects of drug addiction on loved ones. It was written to express the extremes that reality brings while also exposing the true culprit, as is done in the final verse of the song. The hope was to get the different emotions involved conveyed and keep a message of recovery or overcoming present” - John Tesla (Bassist)
Eyes Over Sea is a progressive metalcore band from Canada, whose forthcoming album shares its name with the band's first single, "Dreamwave". The band's current line-up is comprised of Eric Pacheco, vocals; Patrick Currier, vocals; Jacob Mcsheffrey, guitar; Shane Calkins, guitar; and John Hicks, bass. Titled Dreamwave, it is is a journey within a conscious space that serves as the antagonist for the album story. In October of 2017, the band announced that it had signed with Imminence Records and Truth Inc. Records to release the album November 17th, 2017. The band started recording its first single in October 2016. Only a year later, the band is back strong, sharing the name of its beginnings with a full-length release, a taste of what is to come.
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The first single "Losing My Humanity" from Kobra & The Lotus’ upcoming album “Prevail II” is celebrating its track premiere with a lyric video! The album will follow on April 27th 2018 via Napalm Records.
"Losing My Humanity" is an exemplary melodic feast of both guitar and vocal craftsmanship that anchors the Canadian four piece firmly in between hard rock and heavy metal with a modern touch and the occasional classic rock!
Kobra about the new song and story behind:
“Ignorance is bliss. This song is the cynical point of view regarding the ways of human nature. We pretend we've been different but through out history we have always been a barbaric and brash species. The silence kept during times of pain or unjust suffering is profoundly loud. Does it make us better when we stand by and say or do nothing when we know something is wrong? I would argue it makes us almost the same. Take the words figuratively or literally, I'm just calling it as I see it, even if it's me taking a clear look at myself in the mirror.”
This is not just another lyric video. It gives the perfect underlining of what the song is all about: a critical reflection of what humanity is all about and what it became in the past years.
Watch the lyric video premiere HERE!
Pre-order album “Prevail II” HERE!
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