After the release of their debut "Dark Rising" (2012) via Massacre Records, Portuguese heavy/gothic metallers Enchantya are very proud to announce that the band started recording their sophomore album on the 10th of February, at the Pentagon Audio Manufactures Studios with amazing Fernando Matias (Sinistro) on the control. The new album, which will be entitled "On Light And Wrath" has 11 tracks. EnChanTya invited Ricardo Oliveira (My Enchantment, Attick Demons) to record the drums. More news will be available soon.
In the meantime watch or re-watch the video for the track "Dark Rising", released back in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaIfpmzn1r0
Belgium's post-ambient black metallers Soul Dissolution, which comprises members from Marche Funebre, have released the first single from their recently announced new studio album, "Stardust". Entitled "Far Above The Boiling Sea Of Life", the single is available in the form of a static video designed by Marcos Cerutti. LINK: https://youtu.be/wpJPKCN_-SA
"Stardust" will arrive nearly 2 years and 5 weeks since the day its predecessor ("Pale Distant Light ", 2016) came out on Throats Productions . The band's new album release date has been scheduled for the 25th of March with Black Lion Records.
In addition to the new album release a music video has been produced in the cold northern parts of Sweden. The band comments: "Our new album Stardust is a big step-up for us, and this song marks the end of the journey presented therein, a final release from everything. It's one of the faster-paced songs we have written so far, and in addition to our usual influences, it also bears hints to bands like Saor, Ghost Bath, and other actors of the modern-day Atmospheric Black Metal scene. "Far Above the Boiling Sea of Life"is definitely one of our most solid tracks, and we're glad to finally present it to you!"
Chilean Thrashers Straight Terror drop new album 'Between The Lies'; picture video for 'Inferno' released
Chile's thrash metallers Straight Terror just released their debut album 'Between The Lies' and posted a picture video for the song 'Inferno': https://youtu.be/X22MYy4enRQ
The album is produced by Straight Terror. Mixed by Javier Bassino (Fireland, Rexx, Elías), and mastered by Acle Kahney (TesseractT, Archetype, Mask Of Judas, Fell Silent) at 4D Sounds in UK. The artwork was made by Patricio Saavedra.
Straight Terror recently released a music video for 'Blind Witness': https://youtu.be/5C4P6cwGykQ
STRAIGHT TERROR is:
Max Kübler - Vocals & Guitars (Agresion, Extrema, Blast)
Alan Lagies - Guitars (Remains)
Javier Menares - Bass Guitar (Caravan 1973, ADB)
Wernher Schurmann - Drums (Penerect, Apeiron)
Straight Terror is a thrash metal band from Stantiago, Chile and was formed in 2012. The band members were before in several South American metal bands, like Agresia, Extrema, Blast, Remains and Sadism. Straight Terror have supported Kreator and more in the past. Straight Terror have released 2 demo EP's before they started to work on their debut album 'Between The Lies'.
The smoking debut full-length, Under The Mountain, from Scotland-based doom metal faction King Witch is set for release in North America on March 16th via Listenable Records. Unleashed last week in Europe, the record is as melodic as it is monolithic, taking its listener on a journey from soulful doom to full-tilt metal mayhem. Stream / Share King Witch's Under The Mountain at this location.
Under The Mountain was recorded and produced by guitarist Jamie Gilchrist at their underground studio in their home city of Edinburgh, mixed and mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Acolyte) in Southport and comes swathed in artwork created by vocalist Laura Donnelly. The record serves as King Witch's follow-up to their debut EP, Shoulders Of Giants. Influenced by everything from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Mastodon and High On Fire, Under The Mountain boasts nine riff-laden tracks offset by Donnelly's powerful yet bewitching vocals.
King Witch's Under The Mountain is streaming in full at the official Listenable Records Bandcamp page at this location.
Order Under The Mountain today at this location.
Formed in early 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, King Witch manifests a potent and heavy brew of old school metal and the meatiest of '70s classic rock. In a time where many seek to stick rigidly within the confines of their chosen genre, King Witch simply writes the songs they want to play.
Spanish heavy metal band Evil Hunter - a new combo formed by experienced musicians coming from renowned bands like WarCry, Lords of Black, Chicanos, Nova Era, Nightfear, Alien Rockin' Explosion etc - have just launched the first single, cover, and blacklisting for their Fighter Records debut album, Evil Hunter. That track, "Surf the Waves," can be heard HERE.
Evil Hunter is formed by the following musicians:
José Rubio - guitars (ex-WarCry, guitar player of Jose Andrea Uroboros, Nova Era)
Damián Chicano - vocals (Chicanos and many others)
Gustavo Segura - drums (Nova Era, ex-Vargas Blues Band)
Victor Durán - guitars (ex-Lords of Black, Nightfear, and different artists)
Alberto Garrido - bass (Alien Rockin' Explosion, Ex-Black Hat, and many others)
Evil Hunter is an amazing album of heavy metal adding a little bit of power metal and hard rock, with terrific vocal arrangements and awesome guitar work & rhythm basis. For sure, Evil Hunter is going to be the delight of any lover of this genre.
Evil Hunter's Evil Hunter is set for international release on April 10th. Hear "Surf the Waves," the first track to be revealed from the album, HERE at Fighter Records' official YouTube channel.
Italy's peerless "scarlet doom" foursome Messa have announced the release of their sophomore full-length "Feast For Water", to be issued April 6th on Aural Music.
Messa play evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, Rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. With influences as diverse as Windhand, Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore, The Devil’s Blood, Jex Thoth, Angelo Badalamenti, Bellwitch, Urfaust, John Coltrane and Aluk Todolo, the band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP ‘Belfry’ to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record ‘Feast for Water’, a concept album centred on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.
Messa - New album "Feast For Water" - Out April 6th on Aural Music
Pre-order from March 2nd at this location
Messa emerged on the first day of 2014. Marco and Sara started to develop the basic concept while writing the first songs. Later on, Alberto and Rocco joined the band. The extreme diversity of their musical background immediately proved to be essential in the construction of the band’s sound. In 2016, Messa signed a deal with Aural Music and subsequently released their first opus, ‘Belfry’, which was brought on tour extensively across Europe and USA. A flexy disc and a Picture 7’’ were released before the band got to work on their second album titled ‘Feast for Water’, a mind blowing Dark Jazz Doom ritual drenched in Occult Blues from hell.
Marco – Guitar, Bass, Ambient
Sara – Voice
Rocco – Drums, Screams
Alberto – Lead Guitar, Rhodes piano
Facebook⎜Bandcamp⎜Aural Music website
Decibel Magazine has issued an official video for "Rotten" the title track to the new album by Edinburgh, Scotland-based blackened grind/metal faction Scumpulse, as the record nears release via Gore House Productions next week.
Alongside the new video and a brief interview with the band, see Scumpulse's new "Rotten" video at Decibel RIGHT HERE.
Also see the band's previously-released official video for "Alba Gu Bràth" HERE and a promo video HERE.
Rotten will see release through Gore House Productions on CD and digital formats on February 23rd; pre-orders are now available HERE.
Scumpulse will devastate audiences across Europe in support of Rotten, having announced several new bursts of live dates for the coming weeks including an album release show the day of the album's release and several dates supporting Ancst. Watch for more live dates to be announced, including a European Summer tour.
Scumpulse Tour Dates:
2/23/2018 Banshee Labyrinth - Edinburgh, UK *Rotten release show
3/03/2018 Funeral Fest - Barrow, UK
3/24/2018 Opium - Edinburgh, UK
3/25/2018 Aatma - Manchester, UK w/ Ancst
3/26/2018 The Gryphon - Bristol, UK w/ Ancst
3/27/2018 The Black Heart - London, UK w/ Ancst
Founded in 2013, Edinburgh-based Scumpulse follows a previously-released EP and single with one of the most anticipated albums to hail from the Gore House compound. Their debut album, Rotten, delivers eight punishing tracks of perfectly blended crusty, blackened metallic grindcore. Eight tracks align into a savage, thirty-eight-minute assault, bridging influences from Darkthrone and Impaled Nazarene to Carcass and Exhumed. Rotten was recorded between Black Cave Recordings, Chamber Studios, and s9fifty, and mixed/mastered by Andrew Rankine, and completed with artwork by Kasper "Sandullos" Povlsen. Rotten is a debut you do not want to miss.
Blood Harvest Records has set April 13th as the international release date for Black Mass Pervertor's highly anticipated new mini-album, Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the infinitely fertile Finnish black metal underground, Black Mass Pervertor is one of that scene's best-kept secrets. Although their discography is sparse so far, the band's history stretches back to 1998; some demo recordings were circulated privately during the mid-2000s until their first public release, the One-Way Pleasure EP, saw release in 2007. Back then, the Black Mass Pervertor sound was crude and grinding; it was their long-awaited debut album, 2016's Phanerosis, where their aesthetic started to shape into being. That recording certainly retain some crudity from the early days, but saw the trio shape their filth into a finely honed war-machine.
Now, with the successive Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh, filth and finesse reach a fever pitch. Bowing reverentially to their oft-overlooked forebears Belial, Barathrum, and especially early Impaled Nazarene whilst nodding to the early-Noughts work of Horna, Sargeist, and Behexen, Black Mass Pervertor create a veritable time-machine tornado of Finnish black metal history. Across seven deceptively catchy mini-anthems in a compact 20 minutes do the power-trio work their black magic, whipping forth a fury that nevertheless manages to evoke an atmosphere most sulphurous; indeed, not for nothing is a track like "Unorthodox Methods of Magick" titled the way it is. And yet, there's simultaneously a sense of Satanic glee here - you could call it "fun" - that fortunately manages to sidestep the cornier connotations of such a word.
Want to find Life Beyond the Walls of Flesh? Then let Black Mass Pervertor strip you bare! Start "Imbibing the Seas of Darkness" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
The Italian Symphonic metal band Afterlife Symphony reveal the preview of the third album "Lympha"
The album has been Co-produced by Marco Pastorino (Temperance), recorded, mixed and mastered at Groove Factory.
Album will be out on March 30th, 2018 via Revalve records.
Tune up for the release of the first single and preorder on February, 27th.
Greek extreme metal band, Karma Violens, have released a teaser video for 'Men Of Gibeah', taken from their third album ‘Serpent God‘. The new album contains 10 tracks and is set for release on April 13th via Growl Records (Inactive Messiah) a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion).
The 'Men Of Gibeah' video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/7dB_onrZldw
‘Serpent God‘, was produced and mixed by Costas Papadopoulos and Karma Violens at Symbolic Studios. Recordings by Costas Papadopoulos at Symbolic Studios. Mastered by Andreas Karayiannis at Dysmorphia Studios. The artwork and layout created by Greek Design mastermind Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Studios.
Karma Violens return with their 3rd album “Serpent God“. The album is an outcome of their new sound – an amalgam of extreme metal forms, with black metal influences prevailing. “Serpent God” is a conceptual album, mainly focusing on the transparency of today’s social standards and ideas. Freedom, or lack thereof today, is the main body of what the album conveys; man’s tendency to create social “musts” and “have-to’s” via religion, God and modern society. The Serpent God is the liberation from our modern way of life.
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