Deathcore squad Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' was released last week and the floodgates have opened - with the completely independent niche--within-niche genre Deathcore record hitting #70 on the ARIA Charts overall, #20 on the Australian Artists Chart and #2 on the Australian Independent AIR Chart. A massive effort for the Melbourne outfit, who have very few of the vinyl record pre-orders they put on pre-order last week as well.
For most of the release week, they sat within the top 5 Metal releases, top 20 Rock releases and top 100 overall in iTunes and number 2 Metal release in Bandcamp.
The release was announced via a viral mystery website - to which they revealed themselves to be the ones behind thedeathgate.com. It was a source of mystery that many media outlets tried to solve - The Music, killyourstereo, Rogue Inc, AAA Backstage, Reddit, Tomatrax, Deathcore Memes and more searched the site from top to bottom for clues, with varying degrees of success.
Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that Gravemind were behind the site.
They are heading out on their EP release tour in September, which sees them on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oracle for the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.
Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as Architects, House Vs Hurricane, I Killed the Prom Queen, King Parrot, Hollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.
Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' is out now. Singles 'Anaesthesia' and 'Echo' are available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers.
For more information go to gravemindofficial.com.
Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the release from the first Polish band to grace our roster. Death metal, Grind specialists Indignity. However, the band are not in any way a novelty, creating an album full of brutal power and tight, technical precision. 9 tracks of sonic dexterity that isn’t afraid to show the bands influences and dedication to progression.
In early 2017, Indignity entered Orion Studio to record their full length debut album, Realm Of Dissociation. The soundscape is more complex than previous releases, enriched with slam, grind and brutal death touches. The compositions also contain a variety of styles; short and brutal ‘rockets’, fast parts combined with slower breakdowns, some excellent grinding guitar work, to sometimes groovy and mid-tempo tracks. Kilas’ vocals have evolved as well, with the extra use of gutturals and pig squeals.
Realm Of Dissociation | Released August 22nd, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
The material was mixed and produced by Daniel ‘Azar’ Arendarski, introduction done by Micha Staczkun and cover artwork by Lukasz ‘Pachu’ Pach.
Krzysztof ‘Kilas’ Kilanowski – Vocals
Miroslaw ‘Miras’ Sommer – Guitar
Szymon ‘Tarki’ Turek – Drums
Daniel ‘Sesil’ Sommer – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Even more reasons to celebrate! To coincide with the label’s 30th anniversary, Nuclear Blast will release a special fan box with one DVD and 4 digibook CDs including hymns from the past 3 decades. Bands like Nightwish, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Meshuggah, Testament, Cradle Of Filth, Avantasia, Paradise Lost and many more will guide you through the label's history, so get ready for this "30 Years Of Nuclear Blast - Anniversary Compilation" out on October 27th. You can now pre-order it here:
The collection includes the following songs and music videos:
01. Slayer – Repentless
02. Nightwish – Élan
03. Sabaton – Uprising
04. Accept – Teutonic Terror
05. Machine Head – Now We Die
06. Anthrax – Safe Home
07. Testament – Native Blood
08. Doro – Love’s Gone To Hell
09. Battle Beast – King For A Day
10. Avantasia – Lost In Space
11. Black Star Riders – Dancing With The Wrong Girl
12. Blind Guardian – A Voice In The Dark
13. Metal Church – Reset
14. Kreator – Civilization Collapse
15. Dimmu Borgir – Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
16. Cradle Of Filth – Heartbreak And Seance
17. In Flames – The End
18. Meshuggah – Bleed
19. Fear Factory - Dielectric
20. Children Of Bodom - Transference
21. Carcass – Unfit For Human Consumption
22. Kataklysm – Elevate
23. Soilwork – Death In General
24. Death Angel – Truce
25. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
26. Epica – Never Enough
27. Sonata Arctica – Flag In The Ground
28. Twilight Force – Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
29. Amorphis – Sacrifice
30. Avatarium – Pearls And Coffins
31. Eluveitie – Omnos
32. Equilibrium – Blut Im Auge
33. Rise Of The Northstar – Samurai Spirit
34. Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me
35. Soulfly - Archangel
36. Exodus – Blood In Blood Out
37. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
38. Grand Magus – Steel Versus Steel
39. Blues Pills – Lady In Gold
40. Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
41. Hell – On Earth As It Is In Hell
42. Korpiklaani – Rauta
43. Pain – The Great Pretender
44. Deathstars – All The Devil’s Toys
Nervecell are offering new pre-order bundles directly from the band's online store store.nervecell.net for the upcoming album "Past, Present...Torture" out August 25th via Lifeforce Records (Europe / North America) and Metal East Records (Middle East).
To pre-order click on the image above or visit store.nervecell.net
Canada's Inverted Serenity premiere "Mechanical Gods" via Toilet Ov Hell; pre-order 'As Spectres Wither' now.
Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Progressive Death Metal / Technical Death Metal outfit Inverted Serenity recently announced their upcoming third full-length, As Spectres Wither. Today the band partnered with Toilet Ov Hell to unleash the albums first single, "Mechanical Gods". The song showcases the band's ability to blend crushing technical death metal with progressive death elements and sublime clean singing led passages.
You can check out "Mechanical Gods" HERE
Toilet Ov Hell had this to say about today's song premiere:
"That principle of “eclectic but cohesive” applies to the songs on an individual level as well, delivering no shortage of surprises and subverting expectations. “Mechanical Gods” opens up with a mid-tempo start-stop riff that sounds like it’s building towards djenty chugs, but it quickly fades into a bass-driven clean section with surprisingly powerful singing. As the distortion kicks back in, the drums get progressively heavier, leading into a jaunty groove and mind-bending tapped dual leads."
"It’s a hell of a ride that gives a tantalizing look at what the rest of the album has to offer."
Pre-orders for As Spectres Wither are now live
USA's Gone In April ft. Steve Di Giorgio to release new video "As Hope Welcomes Death"; teaser available
Knoxville TN based metallers Gone In April - featuring Testament's Bassist Steve Di Giorgio - have posted a teaser for their upcoming video "As Hope Welcomes Death", taking from their latest album "Threads Of Existence". [Photo by Jacques Gautreau. Editing and montage by Joshua Winstead Photography]
Watch the teaser at this location: https://www.facebook.com/GoneinApril/videos/1478910928828652 or via YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/l0EL9LlLPZA
Read the band's announcement:
"Gone In April has been hard at work on a video for the song "As Hope Welcomes Death". The WW2 inspired video features the compelling story of a soldier, injured at war. At infirmary, a new battle takes place, where he lies between life and death, both represented by aerial acrobats. We look forward to releasing it! Stay tuned for details! A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the production of the video! You all played an integral part in the production!"
Gone In April members:
Julie Bélanger Roy - Violin/Viola and Vocals
Aaron Rogers - Vocals
Marc-Andre Gingras - Guitars
Steve Di Giorgio - Bass
Yanic Bercier - Drums
Iron Bonehead Productions sets November 3rd as the international release date for Kawir's highly anticipated seventh album, Exilasmos, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Since 1993, Kawir have been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style's foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the '90s and into the new millennium. In 1994, the then-young band released two pivotal 7"s, Eumenides and a split with Japan's Sigh - on the pivotal Cacophonous Records, no less - and then followed those up in 1996 with the To Cavirs MLP, which is the first truly pagan-oriented record to hail from the Greek black metal scene. With that mini-album, Kawir set about on a Hellenistic crusade to celebrate their native gods and mythology in their lyrics and sartorial presentation. From the late '90s onward, the band continued to remain prolific, perpetually committed to fine-tuning their idiosyncratic craft, culminating in underground classics Arai (2005) and Ophiolatreia (2008). Although 2012's Ισόθεος featured a cross-continental line-up, the album further solidified Kawir's status as unique icons in the black metal underground.
Then, just last year, Iron Bonehead released the massively acclaimed Father Sun Mother Moon, which saw Kawir return to an all-Greek line-up and recast their classic sound in a whole new light, and now they continue that forward momentum with the fiery Exilasmos. If the 64-minute Father Sun Mother Moon was the sound of Kawir indulging their most epic expanses - always with power and poignancy, it must be said - then the 42-minute Exilasmos is its punchier and more restless counterpart. Across its six characteristically cascading tracks, Kawir take a decidedly darker and more aggressive turn, racing into the fray in a manner most mid '90s (or To Cavirs, as it were) but never losing the inherently heroic aspect so crucial - and so engaging, after all these years - to their Hellenic sound. Supplementing that dark heroism is the addition of a full-time keyboardist in Aristomache, who lends mystical light and shade to the band's surge 'n' swell. Further colouring the windswept wildness of Exilasmos are an endless supply of dramatic solos from guitarists Melanaegis and founder Therthonax.
But, as ever with Kawir, the sonic portrait they paint is imbued with a deep lyricism hailing the Greek pantheon. In the case of Exilasmos, the record is conceptually about the tragic dynasties of the house of Lavdakides (Oedipus Tyrannus) and the house of Atreus. Both dynasties nearly exterminated themselves, and all these violent and inhuman acts brought forth the wrath of Zeus and the curses were consequently laid upon the whole bloodline. "Exilasmos" in Ancient Hellenic Language means calming down the gods' wrath, so it perfectly describes the tragic events featured in the namesake album.
Recorded at Esoteron Studio in Athens and mixed and mastered by Esoteric's Greg Chandler at Priory Studio, Exilasmos is yet another gleaming jewel in the rich Kawir canon. Long may they ascend Mount Olympus! Begin that ascent with a special promo video for the new track "Agamemnon" HERE at Iron Bonehead's official YouTube channel.
Kawir lineup 2017
Therthonax - rhythm and lead guitars
Melanaegis - rhythm, lead guitars, solos, and 12-string acoustic guitar
Porphyrion - vocals
Echetleos - bass
Hyperion - drums and ercussions
Pandion - bagpipes, wind instruments, and psaltere
Aristomache - keyboards
Hamka, the French Ethnic Metal band presents it´s second album “Multiversal”. The album contains 14 tracks of Melodic Epic Metal and ethnic instruments with lyrics based in ancient civilizations.
Born from the ashes of the band Fairyland, Elisa C.Martin (Dark Moor, Dreamaker) and Willdric Lievin formed Hamka back in 2003.It´s first album “Unearth” was released in 2006. The band has recorded an official video clip which will be available in the next weeks.
“Inner Conviction” advance song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgN6KojrVzQ
Norwegian black metal enigmas Urarv premiere the new track "Red Circle" at web-portal InvisibleOranges.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Aurum, set for international release on September 22nd via Svart Records. Hear Urarv's "Red Circle" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Northern trees sometimes bear strange fruit. Arising from the shadow of mental institutions and personal secret corners comes Urarv ("Ancient Heritage"), the new project spearheaded by avant-metal stalwart Björn Aldrahn Dencker of DHG and The Deathtrip and Thorns fame. "The ideas and visions for Urarv started actually back in 2003 during a stay that I had at the local mental institution where I live," comments Aldrahn. "It began dawning on me one evening as I was locked out on to the perimeter of the facilities to have a stroll."
At first, Urarv was going to be a folkish song-oriented solo-project exclusively, but as time went by, those thoughts proved themselves to be much too dysfunctional, and in the end, it would take several years until it all began taking shape properly. It wasn't until the summer of 2013, however, when enough material for a full-length album was ready. From thereon, Aldrahn sought out for fellow musicians to join his escapade of sonar expedition and relinquishment of artistic restraints. He was lucky enough to find two excellent creatures to do the drums and bass. Patricia and Sturt joined in with great enthusiasm and conviction when rehearsals began taking place later that year.
While Urarv recognizes the ancient heritage of Norwegian black metal, it also tramples across limitations. At the core of the project lies the idea of experimentation with various unorthodox tunings and curious sounds. "We want to tap into uncharted territories to see what lies hidden under the rocks and dead horses and beneath the cold vastness of uncertainty," says Aldrahn. "We're travelling to remote regions of metal music and mental space with this music. Although our message is one of emotional putrefaction, we want to help listeners find a way through the black hole."
In the meantime, hear the new track "Red Circle" - as well as read an extensive interview with Aldrahn - exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com. The previously revealed "Broken Wand" can be heard at Svart's Soundcloud HERE.
Eternal Silence have joined Sliptrick Records.
Eternal Silence is an Italian Symphonic Metal band. Their style combines the elements of heavy and power metal, such as strong guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythmic section mixed with elements taken from symphonic music, such as massive orchestrations and choirs, plus the addition of some electronic instruments. To complete their sound, Eternal Silence have two lead vocalists, Marika Vanni and the guitarist Alberto Cassina, who alternate and entwine their vocal parts. The upcoming Mastermind Tyranny will be their third studio album following Raw Poetryin 2013 and Chasing Chimera in 2015. The album expands upon the group already original style with more evolved and refined musical compositions.
Band links: Facebook
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