Norwegian melodic death metallers Art Of Deception will release their forthcoming album ‘Path of Trees’, on June 22nd, via Rob Mules Records. The band has unleashed an official music video for the song "Dark Psychosis", watch it here: https://youtu.be/kocvhLMT2zw
Also check out the album teaser and commentary, here: https://youtu.be/M9KEDAA9xa0
The album will be available on LP, CD and on all digital stores. Art work by Gustavo Sazes.
Pre-order the ‘Path of Trees’ LP today! Go here! http://www.tigernet.no/item/152897--art-of-deception--path-of-trees--vinyl
Norway's Art Of Deception – formed in 2012 – is a melodic death metal band with thrash and progressive influences. Their live show can be described as energetic and full of crazy ass windmilling. Since 2012 they have played countless headliner shows, support shows and festivals including the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and opening for Nile & Terrorizer on the first part of the ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed Part III’ tour. Other bands they have shared stage with is Kvelertak, Entombed A.D., Blood Red Throne amongst others. The band is set to release their new album, entitled “Path of Trees”, on June 22nd, 2018.
Norwegian melodic death metallers Art Of Deception are set to release their forthcoming album ‘Path of Trees’, on June 22nd, via Rob Mules Records. Today the band unleashes the album teaser and commentary, watch it here:
The album will be available on LP, CD and on all digital stores. Art work by Gustavo Sazes.
Pre-order the ‘Path of Trees’ LP today! Go here! www.tigernet.no/item/152897--art-of-deception--path-of-trees--vinyl
Norway's Art Of Deception formed in 2012 and are a melodic death metal band with thrash and progressive influences. Their live show can be described as energetic and full of crazy ass wind-milling. Since 2012 they have played countless headliner shows, support shows and festivals including the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and opening for Nile & Terrorizer on the first part of the ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed Part III’ tour. Other bands they have shared stage with is Kvelertak, Entombed A.D., Blood Red Throne amongst others. The band is set to release their new album, entitled “Path of Trees”, on June 22nd, 2018. Watch the outstanding lyric video for the first single ‘Lysjakt’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plDwxd4ts7o
Norwegian black metallers Djevelkult stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes, at Decibel magazine's website. A work of traditional black metal savagery that nevertheless retains a timeless freshness, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes ushers forth Djevelkult's long-awaited return after their bold 'n' brash debut album, 2014's I Djevelens Tegn. Set for international release on May 25th via Saturnal Records, hear Djvelkult's Når Avgrunnen Åpnes in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Gjøvik, Djevelkult is a Norwegian black metal cult brought out of void in 2009 by Dødsherre Xarim, with a vision of darkness and chaos, and to spread a message of blasphemy against man and God. Xarim first started with a different set of members than the current line-up, but due to differences, imprisonments, and other situations, the lineup for the first year went into oblivion. Xarim then got together with the drummer Ond of Liktjern in 2010, and thus work of the evil chants started.
With Xarim and Ond as the primary lineup, Djevelkult recorded and released the demo Skapt av Helvetesild in the summer of 2011. At the same time, Beleth joined in band, and shortly after, Skabb did, as well. With the line-up now a four-piece, Djevelkult then wrote and recorded their debut album, I Djevelens Tegn, which was subsequently released by Morbid Shrine Productions in September 2014.
Ond left the cult in the summer 2014 due personal reasons and T.K. joined in as a live session drummer for the upcoming tour together with Kirkebrann. The next year was focused on playing at various festivals and concerts before Djevelkult entered a studio again. Xarim, Skabb, and Beleth started the recording of the guitars of the second full-length in the winter of 2014/15 at Gravkors Studios, and during the summer, the guitars and bass were completed. The year passed by and the studio sessions were set on a short break, for the band to focus on the IXXI tour of 2016 and festivals around the summer.
Former drummer Ond then decided to return to the band again, and Djevelkult bid farewell to their session drummer T.K. in the late summer of 2016. Then the band started to record the drums at the beginning of 2017 in the Kirkebrann studio, followed up by the recording of the vocals. Thus titled Når Avgrunnen Åpnes ("As the Abyss Opens" in English), recording for the second album was completed in the summer of 2017. Kark of Dødsengel handled the album's mixing and mastering the album.
Built upon a foundation of cold 'n' filthy riffing laced with an atmosphere that's both desperate and triumphant, Djevelkult's Når Avgrunnen Åpnes is some of the purest Norwegian black metal you will be able to find in modern times. The passion bleeds through every performance here; the ensuing songs stick in the listener's head without relying on saccharine catchiness. But as with everything in the band's restless ways, Djevelkult here chose to shape the new album with additional inspiration from guest artists: Draug of Kirkebrann sang and wrote the lyrics of "Vredeskvad"; Invisius of Blodhemn played the drums and sang and wrote the lyrics of "An Evil Unheard Of"; Ånneland played the second solo on "Apocalypse (Hellspawn)"; and Kleven plays additional guitar on "En Ny Tid."
With more touring and live performances slated for later in the year, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes marks a momentous moment for Djevelkult. True Norwegian black metal is undead! Hear all the proof for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Oslo based metallers I, The Betrayer recently unveiled their new clip for latest single “Boaster”! Created by Andy Pilkington (Very Metal Art) the song was premiered exclusively on Overdrive.ie!
Vocalist Chris Wiborg had this to say on the song:
"The everlasting quest to prove one's worth shapes the life choices that we make. We lead life not by virtue but by the means to receive recognition for one's often meaningless accomplishments. Be it in vain or not, humility is cast aside and humans fall victim to boasting."
You can view the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpgsrvGo1vQ
I, the Betrayer is made up of five guys from altogether different musical backgrounds brought together by their love of metal, and random chance, to create music which encompasses every part of their collective vision. Influenced by all kinds of styles, from blues and progressive rock to death metal, they have managed to carve their own identity within the genre.
Amongst the heavy metal chugging and pounding drums, you can expect to hear soaring vocal melodies leading to guttural lows, progressive inspired leads on top of driving metal progressions and contemplative clean passages exploding into a forceful and commanding song.
As a band, they’ve worked for two years to produce this debut EP. Though highs and lows and difficult schedules they have toiled to make what they agree best represents them as musicians and artists alike.
Nordic symphonic metal masters Midnattsol have just released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming new album “The Aftermath” which will be released on May 25th via Napalm Records.
Midnattsol now has true full sister power featuring Liv Kristine and Carmen Elise! The name "Espenæs“ rightfully makes a lot of people swoon – as both sisters have been a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones. Until this point a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff only dreams were made of. Now it is a reality!
The band comments on the track:
“As a huge thank you for waiting for us all these years, here is another song for you before the release of our new album! It contains a message that we want to reach out with; What do you think it is?”
“The Aftermath” relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. A sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German / Norwegian team! Enjoy the brand new video HERE!
Norwegian melodic death metallers Art Of Deception have today unleashed their outstanding lyric video for the first single ‘Lysjakt’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Path of Trees’, set to be released in June 2018 via Rob Mules Records. The lyric video was mixed and mastered by Martin Skar Berger.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/plDwxd4ts7o
‘Lysjakt’ is an insanely hard driven and cool metal track from their forthcoming album. If you haven’t listened to Art Of Deception yet, now is the time! Something is in the air, something big is about to happen – great things are expected of these lads from Stavanger, Norway!
Norway's Art Of Deception – formed in 2012 – is a melodic death metal band with thrash and progressive influences. Their live show can be described as energetic and full of crazy ass wind-milling. Since 2012 they have played countless headliner shows, support shows and festivals including the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and opening for Nile & Terrorizer on the first part of the ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed Part III’ tour. Other bands they have shared stage with is Kvelertak, Entombed A.D., Blood Red Throne amongst others. The band is set to release their new album, entitled “Path of Trees”, in June 2018. Watch the official video of ‘Killing’ from the debut album ‘Shattered Delusions’: https://youtu.be/8_KkfhiR-5M
After more than a decade of silence, the brutal creators of darkness - Carpathian Forest - are stripping your petty existence down to nothingness! Your skin, your flesh and your bones will decompose once hit by their necrotic black metal axe! The legendary Carpathian Forest is currently premiering their new single, “Likeim”, the title-track of the band’s forthcoming EP, “Likeim”, to be released tomorrow, Friday, April 13.
When asked about the essence of the track "Likeim", Nattefrost commented:
"Existentialism, suicide. To jump in the waterfalls of Rjukan, Telemark.” Experience these depths and their complexities with "Likeim"!
CARPATHIAN FOREST - LIKEIM
Carpathian Forest's upcoming EP is consisted of two tracks: one of which is a cover track of Turbonegro (All My Friends are Dead) and an original track titled Likeim (corpse stench). Two brutal and brutally honest songs that truly represent what is and has always been one of the world’s most necro black metal bands. Infused with black thrash and old school black metal, the two tracks spear the very core of your 90’s black metal nostalgia. Carpathian Forest is the groovy mid-tempo black metal, with the chillingly nihilistic and in your face vocals that sticks to your membrane.
CARPATHIAN FOREST - 'LIKEIM' OUT APRIL 13
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Denmark's Taphos sets release date for debut album; reveals first tracks, to tour with Degial in May
Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions set June 8th as the international release date for Taphos' highly anticipated debut album, Come Ethereal Somberness, on CD and 12" vinyl formats.
Hot on the heels of Blood Harvest's compilation of the band's first two recordings as Demo MMXVI & 7" EP MMXVII, garnering widespread acclaim and heightening anticipation for their first full-length, at last arrives Taphos' Come Ethereal Somberness. As a debut LP, Come Ethereal Somberness does everything it should: stay consistent to a band's sound established on their demos whilst pointing toward new avenues. Here, Taphos do both, and then some.
Hailing from the same Danish scene as Undergang and Phrenelith, Taphos create a classic - and classically gutted - style of Metal of Death. Their first recording, Demo MMXVI, possessed a darkly thrashing sound highly reminiscent of turn-of-the-'90s death metal on both sides of the Atlantic, as resolutely Scandinavian as it was American, its filthy propulsion as palatably fresh as it was authentically ancient. On the subsequent two-song EP, Taphos' sound becomes more world-eating, their songwriting aims more epic whilst not losing the raw fury of their beginnings.
Now, with Come Ethereal Somberness, they synthesize the two stylistic shifts into something both berzerker and epic, manic and finesse in equal measures. Indeed, Taphos are firing on all songwriting cylinders here, as the energy literally bursts off the charts but retains a sense of composure and daresay class rarely scene in full-blooded death metal. Hammering and hideous yet nevertheless invoking a clarity that never castrates their attack, the quartet render each of these seven central compositions (bookended by moody instrumentals) a story unto itself. Hell, the titles themselves tell that story - "Ocular Blackness," "Insidious Gyres," and the equally telltale "Thrive in Upheaval" and "Impending Peril" among them - and that story is horrific.
New nightmares are here, then, and Taphos will be taking them on the road with a full European tour this May alongside Swedish comrades Degial (dates after the jump). Until then, as its title ominously proclaims, Come Ethereal Somberness! Hear two new tracks off the album, the aforementioned "Thrive in Upheaval" and "Impending Peril" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
"The Preditorial Siege of Europa" tour dates with Degial
[more tour info: www.killtownbookings.com]
After nearly 25 years upholding and reinvigorating thrash metal’s grimmest traditions for the delight of the international underground, in 2018 the Ugliest Band in the World will unleash their sixth full length, the semi-self-titled 'Aura Noire', on April 27! With no overdubs or embellishments, the album underscores the band’s potency as a power-trio and reinforces their primacy among thrash’s primal pantheon.
The record's first single titled "Dark Lung Of The Storm" is now available & premiering via:
PURE GRAIN AUDIO (CAN) | KAAOSZINE (FI) | METAL RADIO (FR) | ROCKING (GR)
METAL HAMMER (IT) | LORDS OF METAL (NL) | ETERNAL TERROR (NO) | KVLT (PL)
ULTRAJE (PT) | FRIEDHOF MAG (ES) | CRANK IT UP (SE) | ZERO TOLERANCE (UK)
METAL SUCKS (USA)
"'Dark Lung of the Storm' is the opener on the album. The first sequence of riffs has this come-back vibe to it,though we haven’t come back, we’ve been here all the time. It’s the natural opener on the album." - Aggressor
With Aura Noire, a title which quite distinctly resembles their band name, Aura Noir churns through some of the most refreshing, yet nostalgic tracks of thrash metal ever to be heard. The album opens with probably one of the most retrospect of riffs, but suddenly somersaults you into the gloriously dissonant and immersive Aura Noir atmosphere. The soaring and burning shouts of Aggressor intensely glues the otherwise quite varied and playful guitar riffs and drums together, culminating into the essence of thrash that is Aura Noir!
Aggressor – Bass, Vocals
Apollyon – Drums
Blasphemer – Guitar
In December 2018, it was announced that Liv Kristine joined Midnattsol as their official second singer - right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs.
The name "Espenæs“ rightfully makes people swoon: Liv Kristine and Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones – but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff dreams were made of. This truly is full sister power!
Now the band has unveiled the first details of their upcoming album entitled “The Aftermath”. This includes the first teaser, release date, album artwork, track listing and available formats!
"The Aftermath" relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. It is a sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German / Norwegian team!
Don’t miss out on the very first album teaser HERE!
“Today is the day!! Many of you have asked where to get our new CD. Go to this link and be the first to order 'The Aftermath'. Thank you for the overwhelming support!!”
“The Aftermath” OUT ON May 25th 2018 via Napalm Records! Pre-order HERE!
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