Sólstafir are unveiling their complete forthcoming full-length, 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events". The new sixth masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelanders is out now.
'Berdreyminn' is now exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Marast Music (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on behalf of SÓLSTAFIR: "Finally, the time has come to present you 'Berdreyminn' in its entirety. Hopefully, the previous pieces that we have released will now fall into their rightful places in the puzzle that this album represents. There is much to explore, surprises to discover as well as meeting old friends again, and we sincerely hope that you will like what you find. Enjoy!"
The cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of 'Berdreyminn' can be viewed above.
Sólstafir have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.
Death Always Wins, the forthcoming sophomore album from Melodic Death / Thrash quartet Dead Asylum, is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Brave Words! Go forth and stream with impunity at this location.
Dead Asylum will release Death Always Wins on June 2. On the follow-up to 2013 debut General Carnage, the Vancouver, Canada band has sharpened the songwriting to a fine point and bolstered its established muscular attack with a harder rhythmic punch and an even deadlier arsenal of riffs!
Pre-order the album at https://deadasylum.bandcamp.com/album/death-always-wins
A lyric video for the new single is available now at https://youtu.be/kCQeUqu6ET4. The band previously released the official video for "Forgotten Sacrifice," which can be viewed at this location.
With an unexpected combination of thrash and melodeath elements reminiscent of the Gothenburg Sound (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, et al), Dead Asylum's Death Always Wins is one killer listen! The songs on Death Always Wins range from thrashy headbangers, to technical compositions, and 'chantable', heavy metal anthems. While it might seem like their sound covers the spectrum of metal, everything is tied together by brutal dual vocals and melodic leads. Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and-as the band name alludes-twisted facets of the human psyche. The band's famously intense live shows are about to get fiercer when the new material is left beaten and bloodied on the stage!
Death Always Wins was tracked at Jam Factory Studios in Port Coquitlam, BC; recorded and edited by Roger Mowat; and mix/mastered by Chris Holmes. Pierre-Alain (3mmi Design) was responsible for the album art.
Drummer Samantha Landa in many ways defines Dead Asylum's unbridled energy and inability to ever just stand still. Landa performed with Brazilian Thrashers and Napalm Records artist Nervosa for three months throughout North America and Europe in 2016, including on a tour package that also featured Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Enforcer. And all the while ran her online business from the road! Landa even served as a Pool Girl on the annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Dead Asylum will hit the road for the "American SaniTOURium" Tour, beginning in August. Confirmed dates thus far can be found below.
Icelandic old school death metal band Narthraal unleashed their debut album named "Screaming From The Grave". The album is released May 26th via Finnish label Inverse Records.
Listen to the whole album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rm5NGi
The band also released a music video "Death Of The Undying" and it is available here: http://bit.ly/2q1OzNJ Earlier this week they released a lyric video from the track "Feed The Pig" Check it out from here: http://bit.ly/2r2dC2M
Narthraal started their album release tour yesterday with their fellow countrymen Alchemia in Poland and are still heading to Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Turkish progressive death metal band Carnac return with 9 hard and heavy tracks on their new album, Times Undone. This is an intense and guttural experience, greatly expanding on the bands original sound and marks another step in the constant evolution of the 5 members of the group. The recent lyrics video for Cessation, the opening track for the album, is an excellent example of where Carnac are heading and great way to kick start the album.
Times Undone takes on the story of a daughter escaping with her father from the invasion of their land by hordes, while gradually losing her friends and loved ones to sacrifice, rape and much more. The 46-minute effort blends death metal and black metal in a progressive manner. It also sees the band adapt a much darker sound.
The album was mixed and mastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (Aenaon, Katavasia, Varathron) and will be released in digital format via Sliptrick Records. Physical copies will follow at a later date.
Times Undone | Released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on May 26th, 2017
Burak Yenitepe – Vocals
Nurhacý Çeri – Guitar
Ozan Turakine – Guitar
Baybora Topaloðlu – Drums
Ünal Akünal – Bass
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Final Void, a band that hails from Tampere, Finland combining melodic rock and metal in their own unique style, releases their debut album 'Sounds Of Absence'.
Final Void was founded in 2012, but instead of hurrying to the studio, they decided to let their sound grow and mature. In 2015, as the band reached its final ensemble, it was time to start working on their debut album. This powerful album takes the listener on a melodic journey through strong emotions and emotional landscapes.
Watch 'Thoreau' video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/28KJ0Wrr0Hc
Albert Hyrönen, a solo artist and a finalist of a national guitarist competition 'Kitarasankari' (Guitar Hero), starts on the track Thoreau.
”Final Void asked me if I wanted to play a solo on their upcoming album. I listened the song and immediately decided I wanted to be a part of this project! The song kicks ass and the overall feeling of the debut album is just amazing and so versatile!” -Albert Hyrönen
The album is released in all popular digital services (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play etc.) and the physical CD-version is sold via Finnish Record Shop X.
Listen to the just released Sounds Of Absence album on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/79zPzdtSBRwcxZH6HZF5YV
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://bit.ly/2rgqaEU
Nervecell have set August 25th as the release date for their forthcoming third album "Past, Present...Torture". The album will be released through Lifeforce Records in most part of the world, while Metal East Records is handling the release in the Middle East region.
WATCH THE FULL TRACK AUDIO TEASER FOR THE NEW SONG "PROXY WAR" HERE
It is a fine line to combine brutality, technical requirements and harsh accessibility in such a way, that the result leads to extreme songs, which listeners like to hear and which they can remember.
Nervecell master that impressively. The addition of Middle-Eastern folklore accents contributes a decisive part to this. The Dubai-based band is, above all, an uncompromising Death Metal band, but the charm of the “special ingredients” always resonates. And this is how Nervecell find to musical differentiation. “Past, Present…Torture” marks the group’s third full-length and is the successor of “Psychogenocide” from 2011.
“Past, Present…Torture” was mixed & mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studios (BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, VADER) in Poland, the cover artwork was created by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (ORIGIN, EXODUS, WHITECHAPEL). The album consists of 13 tracks and is the most extreme and versatile NERVECELL record to date. The title speaks for itself, focusing on the state of the world and where we are all headed as a civilization. “Past, Present…Torture” serves as a concise summary for both, the lyrical message and the musical direction. Offering unpleasant truths and a rigorous death metal sound. Just as you know and expect from the beast from the Middle East...NERVECELL!
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
Romania based Funeral Doom Metal combo Descend into Despair released the first single, Alone with My Thoughts, taken off their upcoming studio album, Synaptic Veil, in form of a lyric video now online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw3HmwQ5PQk
Synaptic Veil will be released on the 5th of June and is now available for pre-orders here:
- digital: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/descend-into-despair-synaptic-veil
- physical (CD): http://shop.loudragemusic.com/-pre-order-descend-into-despair-synaptic-veil
The original cover artwork for Synaptic Veil is signed by talented local artist Maria Elisabeta Cucu.
Here’s what the band had to say about their latest effort, Synaptic Veil:
“our latest effort to date, is also our most articulate endeavour so far. The veil here is ambiguous and double-sided: “objective” reality imposes a layer of limitations onto our mental landscape; but our inner, “subjective” reality lays a veil of concepts on top of the physical reality as a coping mechanism.”
“Calvin: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.
Hobbes: How so?
Calvin: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.”
This quote from Bill Watterson’s iconic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes”, resumes accurately Dephosphorus’ intentions.
With 6 vinyl releases spanning from 2011 to 2015, the Athenians are embarked on a cosmic quest. Their concept and aesthetics draw influences from cosmology, astronomy and science fiction literature, as well as the associated sociopolitical and existential repercussions.
Being impossible to describe their music style by using one or two genre references, they have chosen to call it “astrogrind”.
“Impossible Orbits” is Dephosphorus’ 3rd album and their darker and more violent effort to date – both musically and lyrically. Its 9 tracks clocking at under 30’, see them return to a more condensed form of expression, not unlike their critically acclaimed “Axiom” debut mini-LP.
The similarities with the latter do not stop there, as Panos Alexiadis is again on board handling the live electronics and putting an extra eerie touch to the record’s atmosphere.
Check out the first excerpt, “Rational Reappraisal”, which can be streamed at Selfmadegod Records SoundCloud or YouTube channel, as well as Dephosphorus’ Bandcamp page.
“Impossible Orbits” has been recorded and mixed analogically at Unreal Studios. The artwork has been hand drawn by Viral Graphics.
Notorious grindcore label from Poland, Selfmadegod Records, will release CD and cassette version on June 15th 2017. Digital copies will be available directly though the band’s Bandcamp page. A vinyl edition will follow later this year.
The German pirate metal horde The Privateer, have announced their upcoming third album "The Goldsteen Lay". The album will be released on July 28, 2017 via NoiseArt Records.
The band states:
"Ahoy bloody landlubbers! Finally the work of the last few years will pay off. Our new album "The Goldsteen Lay" will be released on 28 July 2017 under the flag of NoiseArt Records!You can expect an outstanding concept-album with eleven chapters full of madness, eternal life and treasures which won’t let any privateer sleep peacefully ever again! The next weeks we will publish further details about the album!"
Recorded in the safe harbours of the Iguana Studios in March-Burchheim under the control of experienced captain Christoph Brandes who also kicked the gangway of mix & mastering, "The Goldsteen Lay" is an overwhelming adventure in terms of sound engineering as well.
The Privateer travel the seven seas since 2007 and they are looking back onto two successful albums and dozens of landing parties in their homeland as well as foreign and exotic countries. Their Heavy Folk Metal dispersed dust right from their first prey on, and they've found accommodation with the lubbers of NoiseArt Records just in time for their third album. NoiseArt can't get enough from "The Goldsteen Lay" and will on their part make sure that this adventure will be available worldwide. We have set sails already... will you join us on this epic and adventurous journey?
Austrian Black / Thrash metal band Irdorath have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Denial of Creation".
"Denial of Creation" release dates
Digital release date : 23rd June 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 13th October 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
CD release date : 1st September 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan : TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)
In support for their upcoming album "Denial Of Creation", Irdorath will hit the stage with the following live dates:
17.06.2017 – HAMMERFEST, Altrei, Italy
01.09.2017 - Releaseshow, Linz, Austria
08.09.2017 - Releaseshow, Graz, Austria
15.09.2017 - Releaseshow, Salzburg, Austria
29.09.2017 - STP Metalweekend, St. Pölten, Austria
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