We all wade through archetypes. We all are archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. Eluveitie call it 'Ategnatos'. And by using their longest ever gap between albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it. 'Ategnatos' will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band presents the first album trailer on YouTube. Check it and find out more about the concept and the lyrics of the upcoming album: https://youtu.be/JcoOZjwss0c
Recently, the band has released the title track as the debut single. The song can be heard and watched in the form of a music video over on YouTube. The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13 in January 2019 and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/BG6en2WyAsw
Stream or download the new single here: http://nblast.de/EluAtegnatosSingle
Pre-order 'Ategnatos' here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieAtegnatos
Recordings of 'Ategnatos' took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for ‘Origins’.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Eluveitie returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary 'Slania' album more than ten years ago.
With 'Ategnatos', the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola, bodhran
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
www.eluveitie.ch | www.facebook.com/eluveitie | www.nuclearblast.de/eluveitie
Denmark's Forever Still discuss the dystopian concept of 'Breathe In Colours' in first album trailer
After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album 'Breathe In Colours', out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark's high-flyers Forever Still unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release. In this new trailer - once again created by band with their long-established DIY ethic - frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band developed the concept of a dystopian future for 'Breathe In Colours' and decided to focus the musical content on the problems of the modern world instead of writing songs with a very introspective point of view like they did on their predecessor 'Tied Down'.
Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order your version now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first music video, make sure to watch 'Rew1nd', here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Progressive metal band Seventh Dimension are set to release their third new album 'The Corrupted Lullaby', on November 1st. The band has released the the official album trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK2EQyU5qyo&feature=youtu.be
The single "Disconnection" is also available for streaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odIcGSmQcME&feature=youtu.be
'The Corrupted Lullaby' is the first album where it as a whole displays the bands vision of creating a story from start to finish with a fitting soundtrack to every event.
Web page: http://seventh-dimension.net
The German epic death metal band Kambrium are set to release their new studio album "Dawn Of The Five Suns" on November 9th via NoiseArt Records.
Today, the band is pleased to release the first trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about the upcoming album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lqicsKRUC4
The band states:
"Starvation, fear, suffering and torment - all that the inhabitants of a tribe do not want to accept any-more. What have the gods ever done for them? It is time to get up and fight! "Against All Gods" is about the battle between humans and gods and the hope of living in peace one day. A fast song with a chorus that won't leave your ears any-more!"
Pre-order the album here: www.dawnofthefivesuns.noiseart.eu
For the first time in history the band had the chance to work with a real choir of 16 men just to multiply the already high dense catchy tunes on "Dawn Of The Five Suns"’. The musical substance is even more eclectic, ambient and illustrious than before. Thus creating a jungle-like ambience just to drag the listener into the myths and sagas of the Aztecs!
In addition to that Felipe Machado did it again and designed the fantastic and remarkable artwork. You might already know him from his artwork projects with Blind Guardian, Xandria, Rhapsody of Fire and of course from Kambrium‘s last album ‚The Elders’ Realm’.
"Dawn Of The Five Suns" was mostly recorded at the renowned Kohlekeller Studio under the direction of Kristian Kohlmannslehner.
Burning Witches are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years. Their new album Hexenhammer will be released on November 9th and in a new trailer released today, the band reveal how it all started: youtu.be/mm89QYxQiw0
*Subtitles are available for the German speaking parts - please enable on YouTube
The new album is now available for pre-order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Red Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Blue Vinyl + poster: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
Hexenhammer was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who also helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album.
Burning Witches are:
Seraina | vocals
Romana | guitars
Sonia | guitars
Jay | bass
Lala | drums
German Atmospheric Melodic metal duo Era Capricorn launched "I Wander Alone" full album teaser! Watch it here:- https://youtu.be/C3NWPHMNT0Q
"We would like to send a warm "welcome" to all our fans from all over the world. We appreciate your support and are happy to see your support. We would like to finally show you all a trailer for our whole record, where you can listen to every song. The album is now available as a nice digipak from our shop, containing 8 songs with a playtime of roughly 68 minutes - http://eracapricorn.bigcartel.com."
Era Capricorn was founded in August 2016 by Marina and Alex.
The decision to found a band was made, after we realized, that we want to create our own music with our very own, specific sound. We started writing our material in February 2017 and recorded our music during August and December 2017. Finally we released our record "I wander alone" on April 9th 2018 and it is available as a digipak from our shop. The band currently consists of 2 musicians. Marina plays all keys and synths. Alex plays guitars and the bass.
Bay Area melodic death metal outfit Light This City issues a new teaser video for the band's first new album in ten years. Having completed the new LP in recent days, the trailer shows the reactivated outfit in the studio, leaking the very first traces of the anxiously awaited record.
After a decade of silence between albums, Light This City has returned with ten blazing tracks that capture the band's tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honouring the Swedish sound of the '90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of Light This City have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. The album was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren, who handled the band's previous four full length albums, at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, and features artwork by Tony Midi.
See the new Light This City teaser video RIGHT HERE.
Thenew record will be released in CD, LP, and digital formats on May 25th; watch for the title, artwork, track listing, preorder links, audio samples, and more to be issued in the days ahead.
Light This City began in 2002, when best friends Laura Nichol and Ben Murray decided to start a melodic death metal project in the vein of At the Gates, Carcass, In Flames, and all the Scandinavian bands that inspired them to play fast, melodic, crushing music, largely untouched by the American population of metalcore, deathcore, and numerous other subgenres of heavy metal that were ignoring the monstrous influences of the '90s. After the sparks were lit, Nichol and Murray soon wrote their debut 2003 full-length, The Hero Cycle, which quickly landed them a deal with Prosthetic Records, who would go on to release the band's following three albums.
As Murray and Nichol neared the end of high-school, Light This City released 2005's Remains Of The Gods, which sparked the rest of the band's trajectory on Prosthetic Records, and saw the band touring heavily in support of their Bay Area brand of melodic-death metal infused thrash. Remains Of The Gods gained favourable reviews and it seemed as if the metal press knew what was in store for Light This City.
Next came the band's undeniably most popular album, Facing The Thousand. By the time Nichol and Murray had arrived into 2006, they were out of high-school, on the road full-time, with Steve Hoffman on guitar, Ryan "Hollywood" Hansen on lead guitar, and Jon Frost on bass. Facing The Thousand saw the band supporting a multitude of metal acts such as Death Angel, Vader, Malevolent Creation, Edguy, Into Eternity, All That Remains, Chimaira, Soilent Green, Darkest Hour, Suicide Silence, Misery Signals, and many more, gaining the band a rapid exposure into the metal mainstream.
After a three-year touring cycle the band retreated to Oakland to record their fourth album, Stormchaser, which saw a guest vocal appearance by Chuck Billy of Testament. Before the official release of the album, Light This City disbanded before even having the chance to tour on their fourth and final effort.
In 2010, Light This City played five final shows, dubbed The Final Thrash Attack, in which the band was able to celebrate the songs of Stormchaser, and give the fans a bit of closure that they never received with the band's sudden disappearance from the world of heavy metal. In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that Light This City play the San Francisco date of their twentieth anniversary tour. Light This City quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band's four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite, ten years later.
LIGHT THIS CITY:
Laura Nichol - vocals
Ben Murray - drums
Ryan Hansen - lead guitar
Steve Hoffman - rhythm guitar
Jon Frost - bass
Formed in 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine's atmospheric prog metal rockers Sleep In Heads are unleashing their debut full-length album "On the Air" on March 1, 2018 via Noizr.Leading up to its release, the band has posted an album teaser, which can be heard at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDYp-NLsfn4
Comprised of Sonya (Vocals) (whom the band is named after when her name is loosely translated from Ukrainian/ Russian means "sleepyhead"), Serj (Guitars), Natali (Violins), Fann (Bass) and Roman (Drums), the quintet are offering fans a quality crafted dreamscapes, groovy riffs, charming female vocals and violins, all blended into a dynamic musical journey of the sleepers. Fans of bands like Opeth, Porcupine Tree, The Gathering, Katatonia, Anekdoten, Anathema, The Pineapple Thief are not going to want to miss this one.
Vocalist and band lyricist Sonya comments:
"The album's title "On the Air" perfectly reflects its concept - it's a life here and now, a life filled with all kinds of emotions, events, moods, like a song on the air. Each track encourages you not to become isolated, but to be open and sincere. Live so as not to destroy that important balance between your consciousness and the world."
Album pre-order available on Bandcamp (Digital + CD), iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.
Italian doom/post-metal band Wows will release the video for their song "Chakpori" in March 2018. The song is taken from the band's critically acclaimed album 'Aion' which was released in November 2015.
The band commented: "This is the last song we wrote for Aion, the process was very hard for us but we love this song and we always open our gigs with it. It is a sum of all the ambiance we like to hear in a song and the final part always makes our hearts skip a bit when the voice screams "show me your skies."
Watch the video trailer here: https://youtu.be/2-w_VlCOz1E
Listen to Aion here: https://thewows.bandcamp.com/
Paolo Bertaiola (vocals)
Marco Bressanelli (guitar)
Matteo Baldi (guitar)
Fabio Orlandi (drums)
Pierluca Esposito (bass guitar)
Kevin Follet (keyboards, samples)
Russia's leading and finest pagan metal band Arkona, who are set to release their brand new album Khram on January 19th 2018 with Napalm Records, have just unveiled a first teaser and exclusive album preview! Get your ears on this first sneak peak, featuring all tracks from Arkona's upcoming album right HERE!
A Khram, the Russian word for temple, is shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and front-lady Masha`s lyrics, that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Arkona may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes: King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. So better mark your calendars for January 19th 2018, as Arkona’s Khram is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untameable spirit!
Coming as CD Digi Pack, Digital Download and LP Gatefold editions, Khram is now available to pre-order HERE!
In support of their upcoming album, Arkona will be heavily touring in early 2018, including an extensive European tour with Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest & many more!
Make sure to catch Arkona live and on the following dates:
01.02.2018 - SI - Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 - HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo
03.02.2018 - RS - Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 - RO - Cluj Napoca / From Space
08.02.2018 - GR - Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 - GR - Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 - BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 - RO - Bucharest / Fabrica
24.03.2018 - RU - Moscow / RED
30.03.2018 - RU - St.Petersburg / Aurora
28.04.2018 - SE - Stockholm Slaughter
with KORPIKLAANI, HEIDEVOLK & TROLLFEST:
15.02.2018 - BE - Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 - DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 - DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 - NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 - FR - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 - FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 - FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 - ES - Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 - ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 - FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 - DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 - DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 - CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 - DE - München / Backstage
03.03.2018 - DE - Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 - CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 - IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 - AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 - AT - Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 - DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 - DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 - DE - Hannover / Capitol
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