Fresh-faced Devilment, fronted by veteran Black / Dark Metal vocalist Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), took time out to record a music video for their forthcoming second single ''Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', taken from the band's forthcoming debut "The Great And Secret Show". The video stills can be seen above.
Director Sam Scott-Hunter offered his thoughts on the new video, admitting that he "wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room".
In order to do this the band and Sam headed to Suffolk, locked themselves in and had fun with both the lights and volume. Ultimately he wanted to combine the darkness and sound together, so that whilst the brutality and visual-representation was present, he wanted an element of "mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track".
Similarly, Dani Filth had the same vision and acknowledged that they wanted to "create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context", bringing out phantasmagorical images via the usage of strobe-effects, fire, smoke, exotic dancing, silhouettes and Theban masks.
He feels that both Sam and his assistant for the day, Devilment photographer Dex Jezierski (formerly of Echoes Fall and Thames Burial), locked forces to conjure up a video of horrid artistic proportions. Moreover he admits that "we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world"
"The Great And Secret Show" has a scheduled release date of November 3rd via Nuclear Blast.
The track list for "The Great And Secret Show":
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Pre-order the album here
Pre-order the album on Limited Edition Double Blue Vinyl here
Devilment will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White:
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
Buy tickets here
You have been warned....
London Groove Metal crew Reverted are pleased to announce the releasing of their music video for
“Die My Saint”.
This is the group’s first official music video and comes off of their album "Sputter the Worms".
“This song is about a man who chose death and hell over life and light. He finds regular life too ordinary and boring and after failing attempts to fit in, he decides to go and live in hell where he will rule his Kingdom pleasantly until realizing he still misses something... "Die My Saint" is a direct order / plea to his woman to die and join him in hell.” - blurb by vocalist Tony Vega
A preview for the video and narration of the work that went into this video can beseen here.
Click below for the official music video for Reverted's ‘Die My Saint’
Since 2010, Reverted have seen success with their singles “Tolerance” and “Die My Saint” over the course of the past year, with both reaching the No. 1 position on Reverbnation’s U.K. Metal Charts.
Future plans involve releasing a second video music video and an acoustic EP before Christmas.
Evyltyde have announced they will be starting work on their debut album come 4th October 2014.
Recording for the as-yet untitled album will kick off at The Boneyard Studio in Swansea (Wales, United Kingdom) and is scheduled to run through to early November, with a release penciled for mid-December or early January.
The 10-track digital release will include 5 songs that currently feature as part of Evyltyde’s live set; ‘Living To Die’, ‘Kick You Down’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Hollow’ and ‘Fly Away’ plus another 5 new songs that the band are currently developing.
The special edition CD release will not only contain the 10 new recordings, but remixed and remastered versions of Evyltyde’s previous releases as well. “It’s going to have quite a mix of styles, not just ten songs that all sound the same. If you’ve seen us live then you’ll know what to expect, if not, then I guess it will be a bit of a surprise for some”, comments Danny Merton (guitars).
“We’re super excited about it, I spent two years living in Swansea, so it’s almost a sort of homecoming for me. It will be great to be able to take the time to work on the material and to be able to spend a week doing nothing but singing will be awesome!" remarks Hannah Delany (vocals).
WATCH the "Killer" music video HERE:
LISTEN to the "Fight" Acoustic Version HERE:
READ the James Holder "Killer" review HERE:
Threshold are set to release their forthcoming album 'For The Journey' on the 22nd of September and in anticipation of the new album, the band have been revealing a series of trailers documenting the making of and recording. This week sees the longest standing member Karl Groom discussing the amps and gear used.
To watch the trailer on YouTube click (here)
To watch album trailer #1 click (here): Watch as Guitarist and Producer Karl Groom walks you through Thin Ice Studios and chats about the guitars used on the new album.
To listen to new track 'Watchtower On The Moon' on YouTube click (here)
Order the digital single of 'Watchtower On The Moon':
Amazon MP3: http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonAMZMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/THRESHOLD-MoonGoogle
iTunes : http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonITunes
Nuclear Blast MP3: http://smarturl.it/ThresholdMoonNB
"For The Journey" follows the band's 2012 release "March Of Progress" and was produced by guitarist Karl Groom and Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England. The album was mastered by Mika Jussila (Therion, Amorphis) at Finnvox in Finland and will be released on September 22, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The album artwork was created by Polish Surrealism artist Leszek Bujnowski, who the band found on the internet. "He's designed some beautiful pieces and we thought this was a perfect Threshold cover", states West.
For The Journey CD track list:
1. Watchtower on the Moon
3. The Box
4. Turned to Dust
5. Lost in your Memory
6. Autumn Red
7. The Mystery Show
8. Siren Sky
9. I Wish I Could - available on the digipack, vinyl and download versions
10. Lost in your Memory (Acoustic Version) - available on the vinyl and download versions
Pre-order your copy of the band's new album on CD:
Digipack version inc. bonus tracks click (here)
Recordstore.co.uk signed insert click (here)
For The Journey Vinyl track list:
1. Watchtower On The Moon
2. The Box
2. Turned To Dust
3. Lost In Your Memory
1. Autumn Red
2. The Mystery Show
3. Siren Sky
Side D (Bonus):
1. I Wish I Could
2. Lost In Your Memory (acoustic)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Limited Edition Blue Double vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Double Vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Vinyl from Recordstore.co.uk to receive a hand signed insert with the album (here)
The band will be performing at O2 Islington Academy in London on Thursday 20th November and The Live Rooms in Chester on Friday 21st November. Buy tickets (here)
Brutai are setting themselves up to smash Euroblast apart, this performance comes hot off of the heels of their sensational Bloodstock Open Air Festival performance.
Brutai will be slaying the masses on the main stage at Cologne's premiere progressive metal festival in October. The festival has a backlog of sensational artists that have graced their stages over the years, as for Incendia Management this is their third year that they will be represented by one of their bands.
Adjacent to festival appearances, Brutai will be releasing a new single at Euroblast and an album in the near future.
Listen to Brutai's latest single 'Never Change' here:
Sad to say that it is true, Aaron Curse is no longer a member of The Defiled. Everyone at the GMA Team wishes him a bright and prosperous future, he will always be a Defiled musician. x
Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House (headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica), London metallers The Defiled have released the video for their latest single “Infected”.
Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.
Stitch D explains that the band has "done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it", naturally they wanted to do something unique and so what better way to achieve this than by using Lego, as he explains "With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto". Of course he is disappointed that the real thing did not happen, no strippers nor pyrotechnics.
Keyboardist The AvD adds: "Fuck yeah! Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all".
Regarding Aaron Curse's departure (as seen in the video), he admits that the band "are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed".
To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, click here
The Defiled open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece..For more information check www.sonisphere.co.uk
Rising female-fronted metal crew ‘Zoltar Speaks’ have just set loose their new video single ‘Nothing In The World’ today.
Pulling from everyone from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden to Coheed and Cambria, Zoltar Speaks are here to shake your world with a sound that merges both fiery and majestic vocals with hearty riffs and elephantine choruses.
View the video below!!
Formed in 2009 and bursting out of the rural plains of Somerset, Zoltar Speaks are fronted by enigmatic vocalist Louise Body, with Ben Dean hammering at the drums, Simon Roocroft providing the backbone on bass, and Daniel Pratt and Jason Coles shredding it up on the guitars. The unstoppable five-piece have built up an army of dedicated followers fuelled by extensive touring throughout Southern England and Wales where they notched up supports with Idiom and Malefice. The release of the band’s debut EP ‘Treatment’ further increased their national profile, and now with the launch of their new full length album ‘Save As I Save’, the ascending metal crew are set to soar.
The south west melodic metal crew’s debut album ‘Save As I Save’ features twelve stunning slabs of cutting metal and has already racked up critical acclaim from Big Cheese, Metal Hammer, Rocksound and Powerplay. Metal Hammer in particular have been very supportive of the band by placing a track from the record on their cover CD. The band now surge forward with the release of the video single ‘Nothing In The World’, out this May and the cut is destined to grace TV screens.
English Melodic Extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as-of-yet untitled album.
Check It out right here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below.
Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona
Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas
Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas
More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans
New Orleans riff lords Crowbar will release an all new full length album entitled 'Symmetry In Black' on May 26, 2014 via Century Media Records in Europe and May 27, 2014 via eOne Records in North America.
Founding vocalist & guitarist Kirk Windstein provides the following comment:
"We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all time high. We are 100% ready to get this Juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again. Crowbar will not be stopped!"
'Symmetry In Black' was produced by Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur. The new effort will be the latest material from Crowbar since 'Sever The Wicked Hand' was released in 2011 and will be the tenth studio LP which also marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of Crowbar.
Windstein continues:"Crowbar is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of. It's an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy and focus into something that I created 25 years ago! We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length and to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour. See you on the road!"
Now that the band has finished recording, a U.K. headline run for a handful of dates with Dripback is kicking off tonight in Manchester.
CROWBAR LIVE supported by Dripback and Hang The Bastard (London only)
28.02.2014 Sound Control, Manchester, UK
01.03.2014 Corporation, Sheffield, UK
02.03.2014 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham , UK
03.03.2014 Thekla Bristol, UK
04.03.2014 The Garage, London, UK
05.03.2014 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
06.03.2014 O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
07.03.2014 The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
08.03.2014 Black Country Metal Fest III @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
09.03.2014 King Tut's, Glasgow, UK
After more than two decades, "Total Fucking Darkness", the infamous third demo from notorious UK extreme metal magicians, Cradle Of Filth, will be unleashed on gate-fold double LP and digi-pack CD via Mordgrimm this Spring.
The undertaking was helmed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder Frater Nihil, who first signed Cradle Of Filth, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years.
Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the aid of engineer Tim Turan (who has worked on everything from Emperor to Thin Lizzy), "Total Fucking Darkness" commences with "Spattered In Faeces," the only surviving track from the now mythical "Goetia" sessions, followed on Side A and the rest of Side B with the recordings from the "Total Fucking Darkness" demo. Side C offers up another previously unreleased hymn with "Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)," recorded in a rehearsal studio on Samhain 1992, followed by three more tracks from the same session, a further hint of the material that would have featured on the aborted "Goetia" album. Two short instrumental movements from former Cradle Of Filth keyboardist Ben Ryan are also included.
Housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings featuring the perverse visions of Radio 1 Presenter and occult artist, Daniel Carter, the legendary recording will be released in an initial mail-order edition of 666 copies, unleashed in an unholy trinity of three two-color, 180-gram vinyl variants limited to 222 copies each; orange / black, blue / grey and grey / black. Each copy includes a limited edition booklet with a foreword by Dani Filth and formerly unseen photos from the band archives. A retail version in blue vinyl with insert, and a digipak CD, will be available from Amazon and other outlets on May 5, 2014, with the limited edition version slated for release two weeks earlier.
"Total Fucking Darkness" Track Listing:
1. Spattered In Faeces
2. The Black Goddess Rises
3. As Deep As Any Burial
1. Unbridled at Dusk
2. The Raping Of Faith
3. Fraternally Yours, 666
1. Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)
2. The Black Goddess Rises
3. Seance And Mandrake (Instrumental)
1. The Raping Of Faith
2. Unbridled At Dusk
3. Hekate Enthroned (Instrumental)
Cradle Of Filth's "Total Fucking Darkness" will drop on May 5, 2014 via Mordgrimm. Pre-orders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.