Iasi, Romania based ensemble Paragon Collapse announce the release of their debut full-length album,The Dawning, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The release date is yet to be announced, but in the meantime the band presents The Endless Dream, a first track taken off The Dawning, inviting everyone to discover their own shape of Doom Metal, psychedelic, atmospheric and progressive:
Here's what Catalin Doru (Dark Bombastic Evening), a respected figure in this field, had to say about the band: "Paragon Collapse's music left me speechless: Progressive Atmospheric Doom Metal with echoes of Mandylion, or the first Madder Mortem, or even the old Atrox. Some will think these are bombastic comparisons, but give them a listen and it's impossible you won't be surprised by the female vocals, or by the violin... or by anything else."
More details on The Dawning to be announced soon.
Dionisyan have signed with Sliptrick Records for their second album, provisionally titled Delirium and Madness – Concerto Grosso Opera N° 2 in G Minor, which should be ready for release by 2017. It will be released worldwide in all the usual formats via Sliptrick Records.
Check out their lyric video for 'Blood Prophecy' here - https://youtu.be/ZF_cEzysvlw
Tregor Russo proposes with his band Dionisyan, an innovative Atmospheric Doom Metal melted Symphonic Baroque Metal, structured in his poly-rhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style.
The lyrics he has written for the opera are based on the “Concept for the Human Sanctification”.
All compositions, arrangements, orchestrations and lyrics by Tregor Russo. All Instruments were recorded and performed by Tregor Russo at Ultrasuoni Studio, Palermo, Italy.
Tregor Russo – Guitars
Silvia Balistreri – Vocals
Josh Romano – Drums
Alessandro Basso – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Pelagic Records is pleased to welcome New Zealand-based atmospheric metal collective Spook The Horses to their expanding roster of eclectic sounds.
With their upcoming album, titled People Used To Live Here and slated for a November 10th unveiling, Spook The Horses manifests an atmosphere of quiet desolation; raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live... at one point in time, long ago.
"We're extremely excited to announce our signing with Pelagic Records," issues the band, "Pelagic have worked with some of our favourite and most influential artists ever which makes them a perfect home for our new record. We took a lot of creative risks with this album and Pelagic have only been encouraging. We can't wait to show you!"
Further info on People Used To Live Here will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, check out the album video teaser at THIS LOCATION.
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.
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