Costa Rica's Age Of The Wolf have just released their new single "Herald of Abyssos". The song is taken from their upcoming album Ouroboric Trances which will be released on May 10 via Aural Music.
Listen to the track here: https://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2019/04/track-premiere-costa-rican-doom-band.html
Pre-order here: https://ageofthewolf.bandcamp.com/album/ouroboric-trances
Canadian-based thrash metal band Chemical Way will officially release their debut album "Chilling Spree" via Rock It Up Records.
Check out the song 'This Isn't Earth'; taken from "Chilling Spree": https://youtu.be/wgQ3AV6pHhU
Chemical Way Line-up:
- Biff Tannen - Bass, Vocals (backing)
- Scott Renaud - Drums, Vocals (lead)
- Ox - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
- BullRoyce - Guitars, Vocals (lead)
The band's self-produced album was polished by CRYPTOSY guitarist Chris Donaldson at the acclaimed The Grind Production Studio. Chris worked among others. also for WARDRUM, BEYOND CREATION and CRYPTOSY. The artwork is by Eldric Arpilleda.
Musically, "Chilling Spree" offers a Thrash Metal mix for fans of bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE, GAMA BOMB, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, F.K. & ANTHRAX.
Albania's Crossbones - who entered the Alpha Omega Studios in late 2018 to record their new album - have revealed the first details of the upcoming effort: the title "The Awakening" and the artwork! The album is set to be released still before Summer on Alpha Omega Records. More details will be unveiled soon.
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90’s that still keeps going, today stronger than ever. Their new album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13th 2017. The news has spread throughout 3 continents, Europe, USA and Australia in about 100 webzines and portals with great reviews. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios. “WWIII” combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities.
The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre. Among countless gigs and performances, Crossbones have played with Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ. Furthermore the band has headlined many concerts and festivals in Italy, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, toured in Baltics (Estonia and Latvia), Ukraine and headlined Balkan Metal Meeting 4 Tuzla/Bosnia, April 27-28 2018, and more.
Ukrainian Melodic Doom / Death Metal crew Polynove Pole unveil "On The Edge Of The Abyss" lyric video
Ukrainian melodic doom/death metal band Polynove Pole release new official lyric video for "On The Edge Of The Abyss", song taken from self-titled mini-album.
Watch it here:- https://youtu.be/Ms0AumTYW_o
The lyric video previously was premiered via No Clean Singing - https://www.nocleansinging.com/2019/04/19/an-ncs-video-premiere-polynove-pole-on-the-edge-of-the-abyss/
Polynove Pole was formed in the fall of 2004 in Lviv, Ukraine. After the first demo recordings in 2005, the band started to perform at local concerts, and then on rock festivals of western Ukraine and capital city Kyiv.
In the beginning of 2008, the first EP “Pure Souls” was officially released, and at the end of the same year a full-length album “On Seven Winds” as well.
Due to active concert activity and selection of musician line-up, the band came to prominence as one of the leading groups of Western Ukraine. New songs of PolynovePole were represented in tribute-albums and collections of Ukrainian rock music.
The band’s next EP, “Under the Cold Stone”, was released in 2009 and became the heaviest and the most melodic at that time in the discography.
Since 2010, a long pause has taken place in the history of the band. After taking time off, the band joined forces with new members and resumed work on new material.
The band resurgence started in November 2017, with a new release, “On The Edge Of The Abyss”.
Polynove Pole delivered the record with lyrics that appeared in Ukrainian and English for the first time.
Californian Prog / Tech-Death trio Inanimate Existence premiere third single "Desert" at The Circle Pit
California-based Progressive / Technical Death Metal trio Inanimate Existence recently announced their upcoming fifth full-length album, 'Clockwork'. The album is set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky, which was released in 2017. Active since 2011, the band has yet to slow down in between regular extended touring on a near yearly basis and with four well-received albums released to date already.
Continuing the group's evolution found on 2017's Underneath a Melting Sky, Clockwork delves ever deeper into cerebral progressive death metal depths while buoyed by the group's established penchant for merciless full-throttle brutality and frenetic tech-death driven terrain. The stunning cover artwork for Clockwork was created by Justin Abraham (Equipoise, Oubliette, A Loathing Requiem, Aepoch) and the recording was handled by both the band itself and with usual collaborator Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Continuum, Alterbeast) who mixed and mastered Clockwork at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California.
Inanimate Existence partnered with The Circle Pit today to premiere the album's third single, "Desert". Today's premiere of "Desert" doubles as a music video as well.
**You can listen to Inanimate Existence - "Desert" HERE
You can catch Inanimate Existence live on the upcoming Clockwork North America tour with a rotating cast of support bands on various parts of the tour from May 10th - June 23rd when it ends. Dates and information HERE
Pre-orders for Inanimate Existence - Clockwork are now live
Inanimate Existence Line-Up
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums (Continuum, ex-Brain Drill)
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Comatose Music have added the undisputed kings of Japanese brutal, slamming death metal to their ever more powerful ranks. Please join us in welcoming Gorevent to the Comatose army!
Gorevent have been exploring the realms of the extreme for fifteen years now and have released albums that stand as blood splattered monoliths in the shadowy underworld of brutal death metal. Their debut full length album, released in 2008, Abnormal Exaggeration, has been hailed by Teeth Of The Divine as one of the greatest examples of brutality even recorded, noting in their review...
"... you cannot do death metal any better then the complete slamming, guttural putridity found on Abnormal Exaggeration..."
Gorevent's career to date has taken in demos, EPs, split releases with the likes of Embryonic Depravity, Stillbirth, Crepitation and Splattered and no less than four full length albums, culminating in last year's flesh rending In The Face Of..., - which That's How Kids Die called 'one of their finest releases to date', revelling in the ' bone-crushing heaviness' and 'superior slam-craft'.
But for all that has gone before, this is where the Gorevent story really starts. With the Comatose Music machine at their backs, Gorevent's rise through the worldwide ranks of the depraved and deranged is surely assured. Be prepared for spine shattering slams, stomach churning brutality and death metal simply too heavy to resist...Gorevent are coming for you all with an early 2020 release!
Gokucho - Vocals
Takushi - Guitars
Suguru - Guitars
Takashi - Bass
Mick - Drums
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Swiss Metallers Fueled By Fear have released a new video for the song "The Devil Will Be Waiting", taken from the band's EP "This Forsaken Place", released on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records. EP artwork was done by Azrael Deaign.
Watch the video here:- https://youtu.be/LMW3idRosbM
Fueled By Fear, was formed in late 2011, under the name of Blood Bound, featuring members out of formerly well known bands, such as Ex- ortation, Die by Design, Framestand and Disparaged. Their debut full length album “Two By Eight” was released on December 16th 2016 by Ashburn Productions. After the album release, the band played a lot of Club shows in Switzerland. The album hit the Swedish Rock Charts place 5 and entered the Swiss Charts too. The band has toured with Sepultura (on their Baltic Tour in March 2012) and In Flames (on their Russian mini-tour in 2013). Fueled By Fear released their new EP “This Forsaken Place” on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records.
Having quite some history with Finnish bands, Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the signing of another outstanding band from the land of the thousand lakes in the form of Vorna from Tampere. Singing in their native language Vorna combine all the great elements fans love from the bands up north. The band's Lifeforce Records debut is set for a fall 2019 release.
Vorna are a melancholic metal band from Tampere, Finland founded back in 2008. The six-piece band started first as a melodic black/folk metal but later absorbed various influences from symphonic, atmospheric and melodic metal - now delivering a dark and majestic performance sung in the beautiful Finnish language.
After publishing a few unofficial demos, Vorna finally released their debut full-length album “Ajastaika” in 2013 which received lots of positive feedback and reactions both from the Finnish and international media. In 2014, the band started active touring and played several shows in Finland making their first impressions in live environment.
One year later, the biggest Finnish metal media outlet Kaaoszine ranked Vorna as one of most promising, upcoming rock/metal bands from Finland. The year of 2015 would also stand for their busiest year so far as their signature beer “Taival” was launched in the Finnish markets in autumn, followed by a European tour through Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden culminating to the release of their highly acclaimed second full-length album “Ei Valo Minua Seuraa” in December.
“Ei Valo Minua Seuraa” received astonishing reviews, praises and honorary mentions both among the fans and media. This album made absolutely clear that Vorna had now become a well-known act in the underground metal scene and it opened many doors for the future: in January 2016 Vorna were signed to Nem Agency, one of the biggest independent booking agencies and live promoters in Finland, and half a year later played their first festival appearance at SaariHelvetti together with such acts as Shining (Swe), Turmion Kätilöt and many more.
In Autumn 2016 Vorna recorded two to-be-self-released singles: “Aalloista” which was released in September and was followed by a Finnish tour with Whispered, and “Tie Varjoista” in January 2017 which was then followed by another Finnish tour with Thyrfing and Kalmah aside with Vorna’s appearance at JKL Metal Festival in Jyväskylä. After playing numerous club shows in spring 2017, Vorna were invited to one of the biggest Finnish summer metal festivals, Nummirock, accompanying such acts as Rhapsody, DevilDriver, Raised Fist, Wintersun, Insomnium and many more. Only a few months later Vorna left for a touring break in order to focus on their upcoming third full-length album.
In 2019 Vorna are coming back with full force. Now with over 10 years of experience under their belt and still going strong with the original line-up, the six-piece are bringing their anticipated and carefully crafted third full-length album which will be released in autumn 2019 through their new label Lifeforce Records. The forthcoming album is the most refined and most ambitious Vorna release to date which will redefine the Finnish melancholic metal music for years to come.
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners Motanka release a stunning and dramatic 7 minute official video for their first single “Verba” (Ukrainian for “willow tree”) from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The video underlines the strong connection of the Mystic Metal four-piece to mystical nature and ancient traditions.
Motanka will release their self-titled debut album Motanka on June 7th via Napalm Records. Influenced by traditional Ukrainian folk music, metal tunes and modern electronica, the band creates a very unique mix that the band refers to as Mystic Metal. Motanka managed to capture the trance-like magic of their live shows on their debut, which leaves each and every stereotype behind and hypnotizes with heavy ethno soundscapes.
Motanka on “Verba”:
“One of the strongest songs that has powerful energy. The energy that all of us really need now. All we want to say is in it, all you want to know or ask, you will find in it.”
The Ukrainian lyrics in English:
Verba - Willow tree
A lonely willow tree stays in the field.
It is bended above the river.
It let its branches down,
It cries and fights…
Our language is like one of a nightingale.
Our land is the one and only.
A lonely willow tree
A lonely willow tree
Our souls are flying nearby,
They are praising their land.
Its branches are waving in the wind.
There are sprouts - you and me.
Our language is like one of a nightingale.
Our land is the one and only.
A lonely willow tree
A lonely willow tree
MOTANKA about their debut LP:
“For the album we recorded ancient instruments: dulcimer, ocarina and throat singing, combined with modern technologies, new instruments and analogue sound. This album is like our child, it grew, it learnt and became stronger and stronger. Every piece of the album is saturated with the mystical nature of Ukraine.We wrote most of the songs in our home town Lutsk the mystical centre of Ukraine. The power of the region remained and still is the same for ages.We have prepared the album for many years and are very excited to finally present it via Napalm Records.”
The mix of English and Ukrainian lyrics and instrumental songs underlines the diversity of Motanka. The album will be available in the following formats:
Motanka is the name of the traditional doll that ancient Ukrainians used as an overseer for their protection and for the communication with their ancestors.
Victor Verba (Zhalnin) - vocals, keyboard, dulcimer
Anatolii Zhalnin - guitar
Sergii Hodik (Khodorchuk) - bass-guitar, ocarinas
Dmytro Svarog (Diachenko) - drums, throat singing
Irish death metal militia Sacrilegia stream the entirety of their striking debut album, The Triclavian Advent, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on April 12th via Invictus Productions. Hear Sacrilegia's The Triclavian Advent in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Dublin, Sacrilegia specialize in IMPURE AND RUTHLESS METAL. Although no public recordings exist prior to The Triclavian Advent, one listen through and it's immediately apparent that this full-length is the work of veterans with a master touch. Deadly direct, no fucking about, iron-fisted and iron-willed: Sacrilegia are a grand repository of blackened thrash metal's most sterling moments across the past three-plus decades, but minced 'n' mangled in a manner most engaging and effervescent. Indeed, The Triclavian Advent strikes with a purity of intent and startling immediacy, but almost effortlessly invigorates the listener with bloodlust and battle fervour. And, in a mere 33 minutes, it gets in and gets the job done with fierceness and finality - and duly compels repeat listens, to whip forth total possession once again...and again...and again...
Maniacs pining for a new spiritual ascendant of Australia's reigning blackthrash paradigm (Destroyer 666, Gospel of the Horns, Nocturnal Graves) and maniacs of Germany's Desaster, Cruel Force, and early Ketzer, your unholy prayers have been answered with Sacrilegia's The Triclavian Advent! The full salvation can be found exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
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