Polish metallers from Animations have just released their fourth studio album entitled Without The Sun. It's the successor to the well received Private Ghetto released in 2013.
Dubbed as the "notorious debutants", Animations decided to further develop their sound established on Private Ghetto. Their style blends melodic death, technical and progressive metal. Soaring melodies intersect with death metal riffs and progressive structures, that being combined with clever solos, stellar vocal work and powerful drumming.
You can stream the album on YouTube and find what the band is up to on their website and Facebook page.
Polish metal extremists Decapitated have revealed details of their upcoming seventh album "Anticult", out July 7 via Nuclear Blast. The band has also dropped the new song "Never,": https://youtu.be/Dzsnunj-5gg which is available as an instant grat track for all fans who pre-order the album. Anticult is available for pre-order here:
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Anticult highlights just how vital Decapitated have remained two decades deep into their career. Decapitated have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with Anticult, which should elevate the band's profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years.
"Anticult represents the legacy and future of Decapitated," said guitarist Vogg. "We're extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we're really excited for the world to hear it!"
The album's massive musical leap forward is evidenced by "Never." It's a song with an incredible bite and retains Decapitated's signature fury. But it's also undeniably catchy and takes up residence in your brain and stays there.
"'Never,' the first track we are showcasing from the record, is fast, it's technical, and most importantly, it's heavy," Vogg commented. "For us, it's what Decapitated is all about… and it will be really fun to play live. Enjoy it!"
Vocalist Rasta weighed in about the subject matter of "Never," offering this insight into the lyrical content: "There is no mystical, doomish fate waiting for us. The only judgement pending is our own. The simple relationship between cause and effect is what determines our future. We are now witnessing something that should never have happened — our homes have become our civilisation's grave."
The band will announce U.S. tour plans shortly.
Black metal visionaries Medico Peste premiere the new track "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated new mini-album, Herzogian Darkness, set for international release on March 30th via W.T.C. Productions. Hear Medico Peste's "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever aptly titled, Herzogian Darkness is a shadowy plunge into strange, shape-shifting depths. It is recognizably black metal by sound and vision - and, more or less, by name - but the febrile sensations these mysterious Poles emit elude safe 'n' staid categorization. Not for nothing do Medico Peste here transform Bauhaus' classic "Stigmata Martyr" into one of their own, idiosyncratic creations.
Medico Peste's history goes back to the winter of 2010, when they formed in Krakow, Poland. A demo followed the next year before their debut album, א: Tremendum et Fascinatio, in 2012. There, Medico Peste portrayed a vision of black metal which incorporates dark and oppressive atmospheres, created through dysharmonic riffing, eerie vocals, and a taste for insanity and the macabre. And yet, the band's sound is always evolving, and while strongly rooted in traditional black metal, Medico Peste inject elements of non-metal genres into their music, vividly painted across their brand-new Herzogian Darkness. Four songs in 27 minutes, these grim, crazed rituals are the newest face to a mask that is cracked but always spinning sinister thoughts, leering with the knowingness that the future's wide open yet infinitely bleak - that a Herzogian Darkness is on the horizon.
Witness the next rumbling of that storm exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first rumblings can be witnessed with two haunting trailer videos, created by BFV / Inside Flesh, exclusively HERE and HERE at W.T.C. Productions' Youtube channel.
Polish extreme metal band Youdash have teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream "Force Guide" a track from their forthcoming album Astrophobia. While the band's sound is hard to categorize, a good comparison would be a cross between Mr. Bungle, Dillinger Escape Plan and Gorguts.
The site commented that "The entire experience is like jamming a live power line right into the bass of your neck and then dancing in a convulsive seizure. It’s a fiery death metal inferno that’s technically very impressive and flamboyantly exuberant in its conception and execution."
Stream "Force Guide" here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/13/an-ncs-premiere-youdash-force-guide/
Pre-order Astrophobia here: https://deformeathing.bandcamp.com/album/astrophobia-dp-021cd
1. Astrophobia (Intro)
2. Celestial Phenomena
3. Hunting Among The Stars
5. Devouring Cell
6. Astral Anxiety
7. Force Guide
8. Strip Tease (Acid Drinkers cover, feat. Uappa Terror)
Matz - Bass
Buczek - Drums
Leń - Guitars
Ropa - Vocals
Cimmerian Shade Recordings presents another stellar release, this time by Suffer Yourself from Poland playing captivating doom metal. This is instantly reminiscent of great bands like Catacombs (US), Hierophant, Skepticism, Thergothon, Dusk and even Disembowelment. The music is doleful, having a coarse quality and yet remains magnificent in its expression. Supremely atmospheric, it immediately transports you to a bleak and desolated area, where you find yourself reflecting upon the hopelessness of humanity. It also acts as a strange salve with its inherent melodies, a reminder of beauty against the backdrop of futility. The more you listen to this, the more you get sucked in. Proceed with caution.
Polish Avant-Garde Black Metallers Misanthropic Rage have announced the release of their upcoming full-length album, 'Gates No Longer Shut'. The new material will be released through Godz ov War Productions in November 2016 and follows the dark experimental path which was paved by the recently spawned EP, 'Qualia'.
Get a taste of Gates No Longer Shut by listening to a brand new track via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/misanthropic-rage-into-the-crypt
The band comments:
"Gates No Longer Shut" contains 7 diverse tracks, based on Black Metal we took it much further, exploring the sound created by every day inspirations. It is also literally the Gates that we opened before us, the Gates that drive us away from all boundaries, opening to our own world, both musically and philosophically. It is our entrance through which we gladly step tall and proud."
Misanthropic Rage online:
The longest living and most resilient tank of Poland’s death metal fleet has once again hoisted its flag – ready to overrun the world with its new triumphant procession. They recently fired a preliminary warning shot with the release of their ‘Iron Times’ EP, and now Vader are building their own all conquering empire with new studio album ‘The Empire’ - out on 4th November via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band has revealed the cover artwork of that new masterpiece. This stunning visualisation was created by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno who has also created artwork for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Marduk, Illdisposed and Sodom.
Mastermind Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek states:
"Here is the cover artwork for ‘The Empire’ created by Joe Petagno himself!! The design as a whole includes many details connected to the main theme which influenced me before and during the process of recording: war and the ‘cold crisis’ around us today. There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and ‘imperial tendencies’... Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation? You have to answer that yourself... and the future will show us. Enjoy ‘The Empire’ and join us on tour soon!"
Without doubt, ‘The Empire’ falls under the category of Vader's classic albums. The impressive monument that they’ve built with their 13th studio album will immediately find its place in metal history. And it will also prove that Vader don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of death metal history.
The globally conquering weapon was produced, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. ‘The Empire’ was completed within the secret bunkers of Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland.
Death metal legends Obituary have announced Ten Thousand Ways To Die, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favourites from the band's storied catalogue. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band's highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. Ten Thousand Ways To Die is sure to satisfy new and die-hard Obituary fans and will quench the blood-thirst of listeners until the band's new album drops in Spring 2017.
Listen to the new single "Loathe" now via this location. Physical pre-orders for Ten Thousand Ways To Die are available at this location with digital pre-orders available here.
Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below.
The band commented on the live album saying:
"We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last US Tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the Ten Thousand Ways to Die release to give the fans a little Ob bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited "live show" sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show."
Obituary Tour Dates:
Oct 21 Hannover, DE Capitol
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 01 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 02 Tilburg, NL O13
Nov 03 Leuuwarden, NL Neushoom
Nov 04 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
Nov 05 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 06 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 08 Dortmund, DE FZW
Nov 09 Berlin, DE Huxley’s
Nov 10 Leipzig, DE Taubchenthal
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 13 Ostrava, CZ Garaz
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club
Nov 18 Vienna, AT Arena
Nov 19 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Zurich, CH Komplex
Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are streaming the third track taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16th.
The eclectic track "10^(-20) Ångström" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Horns Up (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Italia (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
New Noise Magazine (US)
Regarding "10^(-20) Ångström", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "This is a song about the smallest subatomic elements of life on Earth. After the death of a life, these subatomic particles re-arrange themselves into new, different life forms. All existance is based on cosmic star dust on this planet. "
Thy Catafalque previously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.
German black metal stalwarts Imperium Dekadenz are now unleashing their forthcoming fifth full-length 'Dis Manibvs', which has been scheduled for release on August 26th.
'Dis Manibvs' is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal As Fuck (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Langolo Gitarok (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Imperium Dekadenz comment regarding their new album: “We are proud that our fifth album ‘Dis Manibvs’ is now streaming in its entirety. In our opinion this album is our most diverse output so far. It carries the typical Imperium Dekadenz mark from the first note, but we have added a new energy. Its epic and melodic parts will carry you off to mysterious and unknown places – like ancient ruins over the vulnerable sides of our spirits. We put our very hearts and souls into these songs! We hope that you enjoy this new journey into the dark realms of ancient cultures and the night."
The artwork of 'Dis Manibvs' has been created by Francesco De Luca and can be viewed together with track-list above.
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