Forever Plagued Records has set June 30th as the international release date for Sator Malus' debut album, Dark Matters. Hailing from the Netherlands, Sator Malus play atmospheric black metal with conviction and ideas deriving behind darkness, space, and worlds beyond the eyes of humanity. Sator Malus include (ex-)members of such bands as The Spirit Cabinet, Walpurgisnacht, Grimm, Cirith Gorgor, and Hooded Priest, so they are not by any stretch new to black metal. Also, they’ve brought upon IX of Urfaust as special guest vocalist to one of the tracks for fans who can relate.
Forever Plagued will present Sator Malus' Dark Matters on CD worldwide on June 30th, and the LP release later in the year. In the meantime, hear that aforementioned track featuring IX of Urfaust - "Endless Cycles of Life and Death" - at Forever Plagued's Soundcloud HERE.
Italian Atmospheric Doom Metal / Symphonic Baroque Metallers Dionisyan have signed Sliptrick Records to release their second full length album.
In the Spring of 2010, Tregor Russo decided to give life to a new musical project, with the intent to create music and lyrics from the deep feelings, pathos, melancholic emotions and immerse them in complex gloomy arrangements. After the first ep Land of Dreams and the first concept album The Mystery of Faith Tregor as Multi Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger and Lyricist. with his Dionisyan proposed Atmospheric Doom and Melodic Progressive Death Metal, mixed with other sub genres such as Classical Music and Traditional Middle Eastern Music. Now Tregor for the second concept album deliver Atmospheric Doom / Symphonic Baroque Metal, structured in his polyrhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
After the 2013 demo "The Crackling of Embers", Danish atmospheric black metallers SUNKEN are ready to take the world by storm with their debut full-length "Departure", an album where the band showcases once again their potency and songwriting skills, promising to cause an impact and lasting atmosphere.
"Departure" is set to be released on May 26th, 2017 via Triton's Orbit (home of Vinterbris, Akasava and Riti Occulti).
Cover artwork and tracklisting as follows:
The band comments:
"Our debut album has been long underway. 'Departure' shows a more matured, unique and experimental Sunken, with a more honest approach to songwriting, sound and expression. The writing of the album has been a long journey, with new and interesting sources of inspiration and contributions from many different musicians. All of this made the album what it is today. We're finally ready for our Departure."
In the Spring of 2010, Tregor Russo decided to give life to a new musical project with the intent to create music and lyrics from the deep feelings, pathos, dark emotions and melancholic atmospheres and immerse them in complex gloomy arrangements. And so Dyonisian were born, with Tregor as Guitarist, Composer, Arranger and Lyricist. Dyonisian deliver Symphonic Doom and Progressive Death Metal mixed with other sub genres such as Classical Baroque Music and Traditional Arabian Music. They are currently working on their second full length album to be released on Sliptrick Records.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Today marks the official release of Winter (on Aural Music/Code666), the gorgeous fifth full-length from atmospheric black metallers Fen. As a precursor to its long-anticipated release, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its entirety, issuing of the offering, "While the spine of the music is atmospheric black metal, in its fully fleshed-out form it's very much a prog album, intricate and rich in its textures and elaborate in its ever-changing instrumental variations. The drums will blast, the guitars will swarm, and the vocals will claw at your throat in abrasive snarls and impassioned cries. But the harsh, savage energy in the music is more than counterbalanced by other elements that become kaleidoscopic in the cascade of their sonic colors."
Read more and envelope yourself in Winter courtesy of No Clean Singing where you can also view the band's recently-released video for "II (Penance)" at THIS LOCATION.
The record comes sheathed in the cover art of Fen bassist / vocalist Grungyn and is available in standard CD, double black vinyl limited to 300 copies, and digital formats. Additionally, Fen's Winter is available in a Special Collectors Box limited to 199 copies which includes the standard CD, an additional bonus CD, the 2xLP with Side A/Side B in a smashed splatter effect of transparent aquamarine and opaque cream, an exclusive T-shirt and poster, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the band.
Various Winter pre-orders are available at THIS LOCATION.
Since the their formation in early 2006, Fen's trademark sound of atmospheric black metal which incorporates elements of post-rock, has seen the band rise on the wave of a resurgence within the UK black metal scene. And with Winter, produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (Ulver, Altar Of Plagues, Grave Miasma, Primordial, Solstafir), Fen has produced their most ambitious and yet most fundamental expression to date. In fact, it could be said that Fen has returned to the very beginnings of their ideology to invoke the atmosphere of bleak reflection and ancient sorrow that envelops the Fens, from whence the band originated, and from where they draw their inspiration.
Atmospheric black metallers Fen have announced details of their fifth full-length album, set to see release via Aural Music imprint Code666 on March 10th. Titled Winter, the six-track production
was captured by Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (Ulver, Altar Of Plagues, Grave Miasma, Primordial, Solstafir) and stands among the band's most enticing piece of work yet for the English three-piece; rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and shrouded in darkness.
Winter's six movements are thematically and compositionally linked flowing into each other seamlessly. Ideally, the whole record is intended to be listened to in one sitting to allow the full journey to be absorbed. Musically, the band have sought to push themselves further than ever before and Fen's trademark use of atmospheric black metal and spacious clean segments have been complimented by shades of '70s progressive rock, shoegaze, and doom metal.
Winter, which comes sheathed in the cover art of Fen bassist / vocalist Grungyn, will be available in standard CD, double black vinyl limited to 300 copies, and digital formats in North America on March 10th followed by a European street date of March 17th. Additionally, Fen's Winter will be available in a Special Collectors Box limited to 199 copies which will include the standard CD, an additional bonus CD, the DLP with Side A / Side B in a smashed splatter effect of transparent aquamarine and opaque cream, an exclusive T-shirt and poster, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the band.
Formed in early 2006 with the goal of producing atmospheric black metal that incorporates elements of post-rock, Fen has, since then, found themselves at the vanguard of a resurgent UK black metal scene. With an EP, four full length albums, several splits, and compilations, two European tours and numerous appearances at prestigious festivals under their belts, Winter serves as the band's most ambitious, and yet most fundamental expression, yet.
It is an album in which, conceptually, Fen has returned to the roots of their ideology, seeking to embrace and distil all that inspired them when they first set out on this path over a decade ago - that is, to invoke the ambience of bleak reflection and ancient sorrow that permeates the mysterious landscapes of the fens of Eastern England.
Frontman The Watcher elaborates, "With Winter, we wanted to 'return to the roots' of the band so to speak but not in the clichéd, nostalgic way many bands do. Instead, we wanted this record to represent the 'essence' of Fen in terms of tone, atmosphere, and above all, concept. This album therefore very much describes a journey towards sanctity and redemption across a landscape steeped in mystery, hints of forgotten darkness, and sorrows long since drowned in the distant past. It represents the culmination of over eighteen months of writing and rehearsing, pushing ourselves harder and harder as musicians - it is a lengthy and self-indulgent record for which we make no apology. Indeed, it is a fitting tribute to mark ten years of the existence of Fen."
British atmospheric black metal band Terra have teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to stream their new song "Apotheosis". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Mors Secunda which will be released via Code666 on December 2nd 2016.
Stream "Apotheosis" here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/listen-terras-new-song-apotheosis
Terra are an atmospheric black metal band from Cambridge, England, who have quickly left a lasting impression on the U.K. Black metal scene. Incorporating elements of Drone and Post-rock, Terra create a unique and intense form of obscure music with dark, brooding bass lines and terrific elemental drumming creating an experience that ebbs, flows, leaps and soars through a panoply of emotions, textures and moods.
Russian Atmospheric / Depressive Black metal band Taiga are streaming their third studio album 'Sky' that was released on September 16th via Symbol of Domination, a sub-label of Satanath Records. The album tells the story about those moments in life when people are aware of their own insignificance and can not overcome the emotional pain. Everyday is torture for them, loneliness guards their cage where they feel there is no escape. In hope of change, they turn their eyes to the sky.
Album Stream - Sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-e-y-36KI
Album Order at https://symbolofdomination.bandcamp.com/album/sodp072-taiga-sky-2016
Taiga was founded in the Siberian city of Tomsk by Nikolai Seredov from the thrash band "Стахановцы" (Stakhanovtsi) and the funeral doom band "Funeral Tears" along with Andrey Chernov, guitarist of the military / martial industrial metal band "Panzertank". In December 2013, they released their first two songs, "За чертой" and "На битом стекле", which marked the beginning of the project. People suffering from mental disorders caused by public misunderstanding, undivided love and their own weakness are the main influence in Taiga's lyrics. In January 2014, Taiga released their the first EP called "Ты всё ещё дышишь" (You Are Still Breathing), which was immediately followed by another EP in February 2014, entitled "Прах к праху" (Ashen To Ashen).
With great feedback on their EPs, Taiga revealed their debut full length "Ashen Light" during March 2014. The album featured new arranged tracks from the first two EPs and was co-released by labels Satanath Record, Metallic Media and and Le Crépuscule Du Soir Productions. In 2015, they released their second album "Gaia" via labels Symbol Of Domination and Metallic Media. In 2016, band recruited Aleksey "Satanath" Korolyov as their keyboardist / ambient sound maker to add to their mystic atmosphere. Quick Note: Andrei Chernov was not involved in the recording of the new album 'Sky', but is still involved as a member of the band.
Russian Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal band Taiga are offering fans a FREE download of their track 'Небо ещё не погибло' (The Sky Has Not Died) off their upcoming album 'Sky' set for release on September 16th via Satanath Records sub label Symbol of Domination. The album tells the story about those moments in life when people are aware of their own insignificance and can not overcome the emotional pain. Everyday is torture for them as loneliness is the guard of their cage and they feel there is no escape. In hope of change, they turn their eyes to the sky.
To get your free download of 'Небо ещё не погибло'(The Sky Has Not Died), please visit the following link: https://symbolofdomination.bandcamp.com/track/--49
Also available for stream is Похоть (Lust) via NoCleanSinging.com: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/09/07/an-ncs-premiere-taiga-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%85%D0%BE%D1%82%D1%8C-lust/
Album Pre-order - https://symbolofdomination.bandcamp.com/album/sodp072-taiga-sky-2016
Septicflesh are currently revealing that the work on their next full-length masterpiece is already in full swing. The Greek demons state: "We are proud to announce that Septicflesh are in the middle of the writing process for the follow up to our latest album 'Titan'. We will work with Swedish producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios. Our new drummer Krimh will be appearing for the first time on a full recording. We can promise you a dark opus that will add new dimensions to the sound of Septicflesh ."
You can expect a grandiose album that is targeted for release in early 2017. More news coming soon.
On further news, Septicflesh are finally completing the reissuing of their back catalogue via Season of Mist with the re-release of their acclaimed fifth full-length 'Revolution DNA' (1999), which has been scheduled for August 5.
The new exclusive artwork by French artist Adrien Bousson, which the band explicitly approves as well as the track-list of 'Revolution DNA' can be viewed below.
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