Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week is the Russian Electro-Metalcore outfit BrightDelight.
The band BrightDelight, founded in early 2017, is one of the brightest young representatives of the Russian metal scene. After releasing their debut album Let’s Make It Real and the first few concerts in Moscow, the band quickly gained fans, the number of which is growing every day. Many, including the band themselves, noted that it is difficult to uniquely determine the style of their music. Nevertheless, opinions converge on such definitions as metal core with electronic. At the core of the songs are lyrical electronics – party synths, the contrast between clean and extreme vocals. Instruments, in turn, add density to the sound and accents.
But the group and fans alike, the most important aspect of their work is the indescribable atmosphere and drive of the band’s live performances. Over the past year, BrightDelight have expanded the geography of their performances, visiting Kaluga and St. Petersburg. Also, during the year, they successfully passed through all stages of the international music festival “Emergenza”. In the final show, the performance was evaluated positively by the members of the international jury and the organizers of the festival and at the end of the contest, BrightDelight were voted in the TOP 30 best bands of Russia.
Expect news soon of the groups plans with Sliptrick Records …we’re expecting a “bright” future!
Aleksandr Arkhipkin – Vocals
Aleksandr Telganov – Vocals
Denis Kirsanov – Bass
Stanislav Nikitashin – Drums
Mikhail Fogel – Guitar
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The young trancecore group To The Rats & Wolves are back! Today the German sextet have released a music video for their brand new single 'Cheap Love', which has been taken off their upcoming third full length record.
Watch their brand video for single 'Cheap Love' here: https://youtu.be/WJ5Nrwz6mOQ
Get the song here: https://ToTheRatsAndWolves.lnk.to/CheapLove
"'Cheap Love' is a fusion of older and newer musical elements. After two years without releasing any new material we wanted to come back with a bang, and that’s what Cheap Love is for." - To The Rats & Wolves
To The Rats & Wolves will be back on the road in March/April next year for a widespread European tour, which includes two UK show dates - due to take place in London and Manchester. Tickets available from the link below:
'CHEAP LOVE EUROPEAN & UK RELEASE TOUR 2019'
15.03 DE Hamburg - Knust
16.03 DE Berlin- Bi Nuu
22.03 UK London- Boston Music Room
23.03 UK Manchester- Deaf Institute
27.03 DE Stuttgart - Universum
28.03 DE Munich - Backstage Halle
29.03 AT Wien - Chelsea
30.03 CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
03.04 CH Zurich - Dynamo
04.04 DE Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.04 DE Cologne - Essigfabrik
06.04 NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
Born from the ashes of Beast War Returns, To The Rats & Wolves gained popularity rather quickly with their eye-catching outfits, two singers and a trademark heavy sound. One EP and two albums in, their energetic mix of electronic energy and modern, contemporary heaviness is unique in today’s music scene. Their newest effort benefits from a strict DIY-attitude - as the band took over every part of it’s production without outside influences.
To The Rats & Wolves are:
Dixi Wu | vocals
Nico Sallach | vocals
Danny Güldener | guitars
Marc Dobruk | guitars
Stanislaw Czywil | bass
Simon Yildirim | drums
Germany-based Modern Metal/Metalcore act A Long Way To Fall have released the first single of their upcoming debut album "Faces“ as a video. The clip can be watched here:
"Faces“ will be released on January 11th, 2019, via Rockaine Records.
Germany-based A Long Way To Fall first saw light in 2016 and has been polishing their very own brand of modern heavy music ever since. The quintet features the talents of vocalist Bastian Fleischmann, guitarists Daniel Brück & Kevin Kübler, bassist Pascal Egner and drummer Thiemo Schnurr. In April 2016, they released their debut EP “Hatesmosphere” with Rockaine Music, gathered stunning press feedback and manifested the signature sound of the band – emotional melodic heaviness.
Only a few months after their first release, the band took their time to write their first full length album called “Faces” which will be released on December 14th via Rockaine Music / Rough Trade. The band stays true to their roots and blends their heavy sound with the influence of bands like Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. A Long Way To Fall‘s debut album is full of creativity, headbangable riff s and emotional lyrics inspired by the experiences of every band-member.
Their relentless, energized live shows at countless clubs and music festivals continue to grow their amazing reputation.
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Indonesian metallic hardcore band Cloudburst have released their stunning new track "Crimson Mask" via Svbterranean. The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled album which will be released in January via Samstrong Records.
Listen to the song here: https://svbterranean.net/2018/12/06/svb-exclusive-cloudburst-debut-chaotic-new-single-crimson-mask/#more-33980
Cloudburst is a metallic hardcore band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2011, they released both a demo and a split album (with home-town friends Warmouth) in 2014. Their first full length, 2016's Crying of Broken Beauty, was critically acclaimed by the Indonesian metal/hardcore press and included in The Metal Rebel's 20 Best Indonesian Metal Albums 2016. The band toured Indonesia in support of this album, also making stops in Malaysia and Singapore.
Now Cloudburst is back with self-titled album, coming out January 4 2019. The nine tracks embody a metallic hardcore aesthetic, full of discord and brutality yet still melodic and charming. The chaotic influences of bands like Converge and Botch mix seamlessly with shredding guitar solos from Slayer, Keith Moon-ish pounding drums, and maniac vocals reminiscent of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.
The day has arrived, and Windrunner are ecstatic to finally give to the world their latest effort, 'MAI'
It's been three long years since the quintet debuted on the Vietnamese and the world scene with their first ever EP, "VUI", and after some time off to write, refine their sound, and tour, the metallers are back in full force, with an astounding debut that's been slowly but surely climbing the charts.
Gaining comparisons to bigger bands such as Jinjer (thanks to female powerhouse Duong taking the lead in the vocal department), Architects, and Erra, Windrunner don't leave much to the imagination and rather make sure to hook listeners in right from the get-go. While it might be a little last minute to add another album of the year contender to the list, the group's music will speak for itself and demand a spot on playlists, radio stations, and phones of fans alike.
Guitarist Trung wanted to share some thoughts on the album and the journey the band has undertaken:
"It has been an incredible journey to get to this point. This is something all of us have always dreamed of, and today it comes true. We feel incredibly lucky to have received so much support along the way and we can't be more grateful for each and every person's support throughout the years. Thanks to the amazing team at Famined Records for believing in us and working day and night to help us put out this release. We have poured our hearts and soul into this album and we hope you feel that too."
The album is now available worldwide for purchase or stream and bundles will still be up for a limited time, so get yours here.
Windrunner are a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, Windrunner quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui. Their debut EP, VUI, was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, Windrunner have actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia, and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. Their debut full length, MAI, is slotted for release on November 30th, 2018 via Famined Records.
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Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have shared a new music video for their track 'Destroy'. The track, which is lifted from the group's recently released album "EX_MACHINA", features a cameo from Japanese industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9, and is a blistering and fast-paced track with an energetic live video to boot.
Check out the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d_RuZhuR-k&feature=youtu.be
On the new video, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This was made from footage of our new series of tour called ‘Nitropolis’, which happened in late August with lots of unique artists like Ho99o9, Ocean Grove, ANARCHY and more. We don’t want to talk about genre anymore, but just see what’s happening on the floor. We made the bomb with Ho99o9! Rage it out!”
"EX_MACHINA", the new album from Crossfaith, is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones – as explained in the opening title track, “Deus Ex Machina.”
"EX_MACHINA" is a relentless album that strives for the listener’s attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. "EX_MACHINA" is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skilfully and seismically than ever.
Japanese Metalcore crew Crystal Lake sign to Sharptone, release new music video and announce new album
Japan’s breakout Metalcore band Crystal Lake has signed a deal with SharpTone Records and will make their label debut with a brand new album titled 'Helix', that’s due out on February 15th.
“We're very excited to see our name on the SharpTone Records roster among so many great bands. We look forward to all the opportunities the future brings with them. This is going to be a new chapter of our career. STAY HEAVY” - Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake’s new record will coincide with the band’s first ever North American tour, with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I.
The artwork for 'Helix' can be found below. Additional album details, music and pre-order info is forthcoming.
Also check out the video for the band's brand new single, 'Aeon', here: https://youtu.be/CKHsfceVK2g
The band is currently touring Europe supporting BURY TOMORROW.
30.11. D Berlin - SO36
01.12. D Leipzig - Conne Island
02.12. CZ Prague - MeetFactory
03.12. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
04.12. A Graz - Explosiv
06.12. CH Zurich - Dynamo
07.12. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
08.12. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.12. F Paris - Petit Bain
11.12. UK Bristol - SWX
12.12. UK Birmingham - O2 Institute
13.12. UK Glasgow - The Garage
14.12. UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
15.12. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
CRYSTAL LAKE live 2019
28.06. NL Ysselstyn - Jera On Air
04.07. ES Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
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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
Stockholm based, modern metalcore sextet Artificial Sky return with their brand new video Evolve. A track that delivers punchy riffs, huge choruses and crushing grooves! The track touches on being aware of how we use our resources and continue to poison our planet. The single is officially out now!
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=R2oau_PHbfE&app=desktop
"Evolve is about mankind's negative impact on this planet and how despite knowing that changes must happen in order to avoid a crisis, some people still believe they stand above the problem. They continue to waste the Earth's resources in sheer arrogance and act deliberately ignorant into the affect it's having ." - Robin, Guitar
Meet The Band
Artificial Sky take the best parts from many of the rock and metal genres to infuse them into something unique and impactful, modern metalcore with a touch of djent! This rests on a foundation of heavy riffs and atmospheric sounds to create a cross over that reaches from stadium rock to traditional metal. This has thus far been a winning formula for the band that has propelled them forward amongst fans in a competitive industry.In 2017 Artificial Sky released their debut single ‘Absence’ from their self-titled EP released later that year. The EP worked well to gain many new followers that came to see them on their Eastern European tour later that year.April this year saw Artificial Sky play Västersås Rockfest (Amaranthe, Corroded, Lillasyster and many more) and opened as the local support for Bury Tomorrow.
Since then, the band returned to the studio and have emerged with their brand new single and video ‘Evolve’ from their upcoming album!
Memphis May Fire have released a brand new video for track The Old Me. The track is taken from the bands upcoming new album Broken, out 16th November 2018 via Rise Records.
You can watch The Old Me here.
Talking about the new cinematic video singer Matty Mullins said:-
'[Director] Caleb Mallery always goes above and beyond to bring our songs to life visually. The 'Me vs. Me' concept of this video represents my inner battle with anxiety and depression. [It's] the two versions of myself that are constantly at war with each other. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out!'
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