Italy's Genus Ordinis Dei to release ‘Great Olden Dynasty’; ft. Cristina Scabbia on 'Salem', 24th November
Album features Cristina Scabbia on guest vocals for song ‘Salem’.
Cover art and track listing revealed – pre-orders now available at this location
Genus Ordinis Dei will release their upcoming second full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty on November 24th, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album features ten pummelling tracks of symphonic death metal mastery, including Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’. The cover art for the album was designed by Andrea Spoto, and the album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM...) at Domination Studio.
Pre-order Great Olden Dynasty on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play, with more options coming soon at this location.
In 2016 Genus Ordinis Dei was invited to join European leg of the Delirium World Tour as opening act for Lacuna Coil and Forever Still where they completed a five week endurance of 31 gigs in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues. The band has consistently performed throughout Europe in 2017, and recently announced the following shows, with more dates to be added soon:
Anima is a metal band formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Bueno Triveño, combining different sound elements own and foreign of the metal world. Recently finish the recording and edition of the debut album with the title homonymous to this one, Will soon be released and seeks to venture in the world of the music with an elaborate proposal. As the band was consisting of only two people, both members sought ways to get "helpers" by unknown methods, thus creating strange figures that helped the creation of this material, These "Homunculos" in command of the brothers offer their help although from time to time they require "repairs" or already a complete renovation.
At the gates of the release of their first studio album and the premiere of the music video of the song "Here Come", Anima offers a variety of sounds that are worth listening to.
Check "Here Come" at YouTube right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa4QW7huMyA
Japanese grind band Friendship to release 'Hatred' via Southern Lord in October; tracks now streaming
Southern Lord has teamed up with their cohorts at Japanese label Daymare Recordings for the impending vinyl release of Hatred, the unrelenting debut LP by Japan’s mysterious Friendship.
While Friendship's identity remains an enigma, those who have encountered their antagonistic, loud, and murky sonic world, can testify to the sheer power of the auditory torture the band creates. Friendship has previously self-released two CD EPs which sold out in a month, since reissued as I & II vinyl and cassette versions through Sentient Ruin. For their Hatred LP, the band delivers twelve caustic tracks in just over twenty-five minutes, the album recorded in their home city of Tokyo, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Originally released by Daymare Recordings on CD and digital formats back in June, Southern Lord will now release Friendship’s Hatred on vinyl October 27th. Blackened, dark, loud, fast, and intense, fans of prior Southern Lord releases by Nails, Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Gust, and other brutal, grinding devastation should take heed.
Stream: "Tortures" and "Life Sentence"
Having shared the stage with the likes of Full Of Hell, Sumac, Endon, and more, and having gained a reputation for extremely loud live shows, Friendship will fittingly open for the mighty Sleep in Tokyo in January. Find more info here and watch for international tour dates from Friendship to be announced in the months ahead.
Friendship - Leave Them All Behind 2018:
13/1/2018 Garden – Tokyo, JP w/ Sleep, Mutoid Man, Nepenthes
Warner Music will release Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.
Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.
Steve comments:- "We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, "'The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.
"On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”
The full track list and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
The album will replicate ‘The Book Of Souls’ original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.
More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com shortly.
Marilyn Manson drops new single “Kill4me” from forthcoming album "Heaven Upside Down", out 6th October
Marilyn Manson releases “Kill4me”, the second single from his forthcoming album Heaven Upside Down (Oct 6, Loma Vista Recordings). Manson asks his fans to brutally pledge their devotion on the industrial rock anthem. The new single follows the release of “We Know Where You Fucking Live”, which "trolled the dark frenetic territory that made Manson a God-live figure to so many" (Bloody Disgusting) and is matched by a sinister NSFW video.
Yesterday, Manson gave candid career-spanning interview on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. He talked matching back tattoos with Johnny Depp, his reconciliation with Trent Reznor and even let Howard read his text messages from Justin Bieber.
Listen to some clips here: http://found.ee/MM_HowardSternsc-r
Manson's sensationalist music and art that rejects conservative values created an icon who has infiltrated fashion, television, film and music, and whose fingerprints coat modern culture. 20 years into his career, Manson is still a lightning rod of controversy and the pageantry and debauchery of his life are perfectly intact.
'Kill4me' - Streaming / Buy Links.
Apple Music: https://MarilynMansonUK.lnk.to/KILL4MESo/applemusic
Amazon Music Unlimited: https://MarilynMansonUK.lnk.to/KILL4MESo/amazonmusicunlimitedmanual
Google Play: https://MarilynMansonUK.lnk.to/KILL4MESo/google-play
Chile's Thy Serpent's Cult set release date for new Ordo MCM album; reveal first track + lyric video
On October 27th, Ordo MCM is proud to present the third and final album of Thy Serpent's Cult, Supremacy of Chaos.
Hailing from the cult metal hotbed of Chile, Thy Serpent's Cult have been a veritable force of nature for nearly 10 years. Forming in 2008 and now gracefully bowing out on a high note, the quartet have skilfully crafted a scorching firestorm of a sound lo these many years, marrying the sulphurous atmosphere of ancient South American black metal to the jackhammering militancy of classic Krisiun, Deicide, and Angelcorpse. Thy Serpent's Cult released their second album in 2014 under the banner of Ordo MCM. Fittingly titled Sedition, Sorcery and Blasphemy, it was a whirlwind of darkness and dread, and was suitably hailed in the underground.
But now, sensing the end was nigh, Thy Serpent's Cult unleash their foulest and most dread energies with Supremacy of Chaos. Once again fittingly titled, Supremacy of Chaos reaps a hellish harvest of tornado-torn death metal, deeply and diabolically suffused with a tangibly occult aura. Here, Thy Serpent's Cult span all their trademark traits - martial surge, swirling vortex, boiling pressure - and send them deeper into the bowels of Hell. The title Supremacy of Chaos is telling, in that the band do indeed hail the supreme powers of chaos; and yet, in other ways, their songwriting is strict and finesse and hardly a chaotic thing. Nevertheless, with a production that ably balances the blood-red raw and robustly professional, Thy Serpent's Cult smother the senses with their overwhelming onslaught, thereby instilling a sensation of imminent chaos.
And as its last notes ring out, Supremacy of Chaos seals the coffin on Thy Serpent's Cult and preserves a legacy that will remain untarnished. Hail the old gods!
In the lead up to the album's release, a special lyric video for "Into the Depths of Hell" can be viewed HERE at Ordo MCM's official YouTube channel. Additionally, the track can be heard at the Ordo MCM's Bandcamp HERE.
British doomlords Lucifer's Chalice stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, The Pact, at slow & low authority TheObelisk.net. Set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records, hear Lucifer's Chalice's The Pact in its entirety exclusively HERE.
With members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of new Shadow Kingdom signees Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer's Chalice play pure 'n' true doom for total doom maniacs! Sounding as old as time itself, the eldritch atmosphere of The Pact is brewed in the foundational NWOBHM sounds of Witchfinder General and then steeped in witchcraft across the centuries and across continents. Its heaviness is forlorn yet yearning, unrepentantly dark but searching for light, plumbing doom metal's most abyssal recesses but equally brimming with the true metal spirit that defined the early '80s metal scene: doom metal may be the chosen genre of Lucifer's Chalice, but they inherently understand its total essence and the building blocks which made it in the first place, and thus span the whole panoply of metal and rock from 1977-1984. As such, across four epic-length tracks in a concise 'n' cutting 36 minutes, The Pact takes the listener on a moonlit journey across misty moors and through cobwebbed catacombs, from tragedy to triumph and back to tragedy again, inhabiting the subconscious of both the accuser and the accused.
Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil The Pact to a larger audience for which there's no returning from this covenant of total doom. Take the whole journey exclusively HERE, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
Mighty Music proudly presents the first Japanese band in our roster; Eleanor. The band plays far eastern melancholic gothic metal. Eleanor is influenced by the most of the European bands in the same genre, but adds the unique Japanese ethnic sensitivity and sound - making their version of melancholic gothic metal an inspiring experience.
The band visited Belgium in 2013 and fell in love with the European live scene, making them wanting to come back. With the international release of the new album "Celestial Nocturne" through Mighty Music in early 2018 , the band aims for the stars and it should not be to long before we see them on European soil once again.
"Defying Gravity" is the first single from the new album - watch it right here:-
Yesterday saw the release of the brand new video from Japanese rock/metal sensations Lovebites. It’s a single entitled Shadowmaker and is taken from the group upcoming debut album Awakening From Abyss. This anthem has the lot, 6 awesome minutes of the girls rocking out, soaring vocals, amazing solos and a fist tight backing from the drum and bass section. On Shadowmaker, the band are firing on every cylinder they’ve got and if you needed any more proof that Lovebites have arrived, then this is it!
The music for Shadowmaker was written by Mi-ya and together with the band, they took care of the arrangement. The lyrics, which were written and sung in English by lead vocalist extraordinaire, Asami, have been added to the Youtube page for the song. Just click the link at the top of the video.
Also revealed today, is the full track listing for Awakening From Abyss featuring 12 tremendous tracks that are going to simply rock your socks off. Read more more about the album, artwork and production …here
Awakening From Abyss (US Edition) is already available for pre-order at Shop Sliptrick and iTunes.
Awakening From Abyss track listing:
01. The Awakening
02. The Hammer Of Wrath
03. Warning Shot
05. Scream For Me
07. Burden Of Time
08. The Apocalypse
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
Awakening From Abyss | US Edition | Released October 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Asami – Lead Vocals | Midori – Guitar | Miho – Bass | Haruna – Drums | Mi-ya – Guitar, Keyboards
Band links: Official Website (eng) | Facebook | Twitter
Asking Alexandria have released a video for the new single “Into The Fire” (watch above). The track, which will appear on the band’s as-of-yet untitled fifth album (Dec. 15, Sumerian Records) marks the first new music to come from the band since they reunited with singer Danny Worsnop.
“This is an incredibly exciting period in Asking Alexandria’s career. We have been through hell and back again,” explains singer/guitar player Ben Bruce. “It’s been an insanely long road but we couldn’t be more excited that it has brought us to where we are now. We have been given a new lease on life. As individuals, this is the happiest we have been in a very long time.”
The song, and accompanying video, arrives following the U.S. debut via SiriusXM Octane.
Asking Alexandria spent the summer recording the new album, with From First To Last’s Matt Good (Memphis May Fire, Upon a Burning Body) and mixer Taylor Larson (Periphery). The album’s title and cover art will be revealed soon.
Asking Alexandria is:-
Ben Bruce (guitar/vocals)
Cameron Liddell (guitar)
Sam Bettley (bass)
James Cassells (drums)
Danny Worsnop (vocals).
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