23 June CZ Prague Vagon Club
27 June DE Jena Rosenkeller
28 June CZ Teplice Zahradní dům
29 June DE Berlin Blackland
30 June DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen Hörnerfest
01 July DE Schweinfurt Honky Tonk Festival No.17 Skatepark
02 July CZ Spálené Poříčí Basinfirefest
06 July RS Novi Sad Exit Festival
07 July HU Budapest Dürer Kert info
05 August PL Woodstock Festival
18 November DE Munich Tanzt! indoor festival at Backstage
Turkish death worshippers, Persecutory, unveil their debut album, Towards the Ultimate Extinction, exclusively through Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The full-length is due out on 30 June 2017 through Godz ov War Productions.
Listen to the album ahead of the release: http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/06/23/exclusive-stream-persecutorys-towards-the-ultimate-extinction/
Jonathan Adams of Heavy Blog Is Heavy describes the album as “the audio equivalent of having your skin peeled from your bones over forty-two gruelling and relentlessly crushing minutes”.
Towards the Ultimate Extinction was recorded, mixed and mastered by Erkhan Kabakci and Can Gelgec at Jam Session Studios in Istanbul, Turkey.
The album will be available to purchase on 30 June 2017 through the Godz ov War Productions webshop.
Godz ov War Productions online:
Wormholeath are proud to announce that Greek epic / melodic death metallers The Shadeless Emperor have signed a distribution deal with the label for the worldwide release of their album "Ashbled Shores".
Digital: 01 August 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: 13 October 2017 (Aural Music Group)
USA: 08 September 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: 20 December 2017 (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution
The Shadeless Emperor is a five piece Epic / Melodic Death metal band originating from Larissa Greece, officially formed in early 2010. Due to many unfortunate circumstances, the band was inactive until late 2012, were they started the recordings for their Demo under the name “Homeland”, which was self-released on January 2013.
The band’s main lyrical themes are inspired by fantasy, literature, mythology and philosophy. The Shadeless Emperor shared the stage all around Greece with bands such as Wolfheart, Jinjer, Kin Beneath Chorus, Bewized, Among Ruins to mention a few.
In 2014 The Shadeless Emperor also self-released an 8-bit version of their Demo “Homeland”. When their line-up was finally complete, the band started the recordings of their Debut Album, named “Ashbled Shores”. The recordings took place at “Fabric Studios” on August 2015, and they also self-released their first Lyric Video of their song “Sullen Guard” on June 2016.
The Mixing phase of the album took place at “Anirok Studios” in Kefalonia Greece by sound engineer and bassist of the band, Filippos Salapatas whilst the Mastering phase took place in Athens, Greece by “Steve Lado”, guitarist of Tardive Dyskinesia.
Furious Argentine Groove / Thrash unit Granada will be releasing their latest full length "Sincronizado" via Symbol of Domination Prod.
Metal Underground exclusively streamed the music video of the title track of the album, which can be found at this location
Granada was formed in the year 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded by Guillermo Estévez (vocals and guitar), the band´s debut show was in 2010 with Black Dahlia Murder (USA), and continued with a series of shows in every possible venue in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. With 03 full lengths and one EP, the band has crossed the border by touring the neighbouring countries and achieving huge admiration from the audiences of all over the world.
Granada achieve their own sound with their 4th album "Sincronizado", recorded at "El Pie Recording Studio" and Chulengo, produced by Guillermo Estévez. The album will be released by Symbol of Domination Prod., and will be distributed by Icarus Records (Argentina) and Blacktape Unorthodox Records (Argentina)
Testimony from the band about the video:
"Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. In the official video, we shot a real Taxidermist working for us, trying to communicate that the process of recording and album or song, or even playing it live is similar to Taxidermy."
Italian horror death metallers Gravesite are premiering the new track "Postmortem Fetal Extrusion (Coffin Birth)" through NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Neverending Trail of Skulls. Set for international release on August 1st via Xtreem Music, the album was recorded by Umberto Furlan at Black Sun Studio between October 2016 and February 2017, with a later mastering by Daniel Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio and topped off by the artwork of Matteo Zanella. Hear Gravesite's "Postmortem Fetal Extrusion (Coffin Birth") in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Gravesite was formed back in 2014 by members from other bands like Haemophagus, Undeed Creep, and Cancer Spreading among others, and released a demo entitled Obsessed by the Macabre. This led to their signing with Xtreem Music, who released their debut album Horrifying Nightmares... in July 2015, which was formed by nine tracks of old-fashioned death metal in the best tradition of bands like Autopsy, Grave, Death, and Carcass. Hear the continuation of that tradition exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also check out the title track to Never-ending Trail of Skulls at Xtreem Music's Soundcloud HERE and also at the label's official YouTube channel HERE.
The German pirate metal horde The Privateer will release their upcoming third album "The Goldsteen Lay" on July 28, 2017 via NoiseArt Records.
Today, the band has launched the first Trailer for this record on YouTube. Check it out the here: https://youtu.be/bN8lJThB4sw
The Privateer states:
"Ahoi bloody fellows! Have you ever asked yourself:
Then you will find the answers to (almost) all of your questions in our four-part video series! The videos were recorded at the house bar of our singer Pablo, alcoholic decay in the process of the videos included."
Get your physical copy of the album, here: http://thegoldsteenlay.noiseart.eu
If you can't wait to listen to some new stuff, purchase "Gunpowder Magic", instantly or pre-order the digital version of the new album, also here: http://thegoldsteenlay.noiseart.eu
Portuguese black metal cult Ordem Satânica are streaming the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Monte da Lua, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release today via Signal Rex, hear Ordem Satânica's Monte da Lua in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the rawest core of the thriving Portuguese black metal scene, Ordem Satânica are possessed by a hideous grimness that's utterly hypnotizing. Despite not belonging to Portugal's Black Circle (Mons Veneris, Vetala, Irae), Ordem Satânica's sound is comparably chaotic and necrotic, bleary and blown-out. And yet, the trio possess a deceptive sense of melody, malformed and miasmic, dissonant and distressed, that favourably reminds of France's immortal Black Legions from the dark days of the 1990s. For verily, this BLACK METAL from an ancient time - AGAINST the modern world, and against the modern "black metal" scene.
To date, Ordem Satânica have built a coveted canon of thoroughly underground works, each more challenging and cantankerous than the last. Just earlier this year, this enviable escalation of aesthetic antagonization reached its apotheosis with Signal Rex's release of the In Aeterna Crudelitate cassette - like the old ways/days, limited to only 66 copies and selling out almost immediately. But alas, Ordem Satânica transcend all prior with Monte da Lua, the most mesmerizing distillation of their crude-yet-cultivated art. Stripped completely bare and blown out in an almost brittle manner, Monte da Lua is a windswept travail across desolation and disgust, ever inwards and maybe even backwards. Modernity doesn't exist here; there is only the past, which passed before it began. Time stands still here, and the listener is powerless against Ordem Satânica's evocations of a better/worse world.
When there are still revisionist reveries for the early '90s boom of black metal, which inevitably died a slow death, there are bands in this millennium who harness that very real, very primordial power, and the raw Portuguese scene is currently at the forefront. Ordem Satânica carry the torch - have you been burned yet? Feel the total burn exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
In November of 2015, the Iranian metal duo, Nikan "Siyanor" Khosravi and Arash "Chemical" Ilkhani, were arrested in November of 2015 by the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and had some serious charges levied against them: blasphemy, advertising against the system, running an illegal and underground band and record label promoting music considered to be Satanic, writing anti-religious lyrics and granting interviews to forbidden foreign radio stations. At the time, we reported the band faced a maximum penalty of six years in prison, or worse, execution. Very little was public about the case at the time.
Today, Metal Injection published an interview with Nikan "Siyanor" Khosravi, offering his first public comments since the arrest.
Nikan offers an update on the trial, discusses how he discovered metal and reveals words of encouragement he's gotten from the likes of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz and even Eminem.
Read the entire interview here.
Wearing their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art, they are the purveyors of traditional heavy metal. Belfast heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North have announced they will release their debut full length album, Nothing But a Bitter Taste, this August via Hostile Media. "Nothing But a Bitter Taste has essentially been several years in the making. For the first time in over 10 years of performing live we had to find time to take off, go to our studio, and do this album justice," comments band frontman Joe McDonnell. "Nothing But A Bitter Taste, is a concrete slab of that classic British sounding metal. It's something straight off a NWOBHM compilation cassette. A varied spectrum of styles and tempos, and each track has its own story. It is heavy metal with rock n roll, but it is definitely progressive sounding from the previous EP and singles we've released."
The album was recorded by guitarist Gerard Mulholland, as with all their previous releases. "Gerrys production has been a learn as you work approach. Using his skills built up from years of making our demos and singles," Joe adds regarding the recording process. "What we wanted to achieve was a record that captured our unique character, as well sounding like a record that we would listen to. We wanted it to sound like the metal we like, which is anything from the golden era of heavy metal. Maybe a few Judas Priest records were points of reference at times, but the album was never based on one particular sound."
As well as announcing details of the album the band have also released the first single, a track entitled 'The Missionary', and a song which purpose was to try and harness the bizarre excitement and feeling heavy metal fans first experience on finding the genre, seeing the first album covers of Maiden's Eddie or the devilish artwork depicted on Ozzy and Dio records. "It's a song about the journey of discovering metal, searching out new bands and sounds, and then becoming part of the scene creating your own songs."
Listen To 'The Missionary' On Spotify Now
Nothing But A Bitter Taste will be released on a limited edition gatefold 3 panel digipack via Hostile Media on 18th August 2017 as well as digital via iTunes, Spotify, etc. Pre-order HERE!
Icelandic Death Metallers Beneath to release Ephemeris Via Unique Leader this summer; new track streaming
Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, Beneath. The album was
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, Beneath teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.
Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, "We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!"
Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, "Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We've always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of."
Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Check out opening track "Constellational Transformation" at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE.
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