In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on January 21st, 2019, Memento Mori is proud to present Horrisonous' striking debut album, A Culinary Cacophony.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Horrisonous formed in late 2015 and comprise a handful of hardened members of the local underground scene, including past or current members of such acts as Temple Nightside, Backyard Mortuary, The Slow Death, Illimitable Dolor, and Pestilential Shadows among others. Not surprisingly, Horrisonous deliver aural slime, decay, and misery by means of the ageless brand of death metal that's equally ponderous, crushing, and fervent, enhanced with slithering tempos and influenced by the likes of Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Autopsy, Death, Celtic Frost, Carcass, Dismember, and Incantation. The proved it on their debut EP, The Plague Doctors, in 2016 and they proved it with the Asphyx and Celtic Frost covers comprising the follow-up The Plague Doctors B-sides EP two years later, and they fully prove it with their debut full-length, A Culinary Cacophony.
A cursory glance at some of the album's song titles (quickly: "Crispy Chunks of the Obese," "Nourishment Through Excrement," "Number of the Feast") and one could potentially assume Horrisonous are a hokey gore band. While their noses are no doubt in tune with life's foulest recesses, Horrisonous are deadly serious about their juggernauting death metal. Requisitely filthy as any Memento Mori release, A Culinary Cacophony digs deeply into the doom and serves up serious helpings of up-tempo gallop and blast. It's a world-eating sound that evokes a creepiness quite at odds with such otherwise tongue-in-cheek titles, but only Horrisonous know the methods to their madness...
Brazenly adorned with garishly gruesome cover art courtesy of Rod Scott, Horrisonous offer a symphony of sickness with A Culinary Cacophony! Begin feasting on the new track "Kuru Worship" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Australia's The Last Martyr release new track 'Stay Awake'; taken from new EP 'Into The Black' out February 1st 2019
The Last Martyr are Melbourne's newest melodic metal sensation. Their debut single, 'Into The Black' was released late July 2018 via Heavy Magazine - and now they return with a brand new single 'Stay Awake' - and the announcement of their debut EP. The EP, which shares the name of that first single will be released on Friday February 1 2019 into all good online stores and streaming outlets. Pre-Orders for the EP will be live in digital stores soon and the 'Stay Awake' single will be live for streaming and purchase Friday November 16.
‘Stay Awake’ is the second single from their forthcoming EP and incorporates subtle synth elements whilst still encompassing The Last Martyr’s heavy, yet catchy ideals. Monica Strut, vocalist for the heavy outfit, said that "The song speaks of the doubts we all face in pursuit of our goals and in particular, the inner battle we have with ourselves often right before that goal is achieved, when we feel like giving up because we can’t see what lies ahead." The 'Into The Black' EP was Mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi of Melbourne's Circles.
Vocalist Monica Strut continued about the new track:- "Stay Awake is about the moment, right before you hit a massive goal - where you consider giving up. For me, most of the lyrics were written right before I found my now bandmates. I was trying to convince myself to hang in a little longer and keep my game face on. I believe when this happens, it’s the universe’s way of testing us to see how bad we want something."
The first single 'Into The Black' saw the band achieve national radio play on triple j and The Faction, as well as abroad in the US and UK within the first week of the song’s release. Since then, ‘Into The Black’ has been streamed tens of thousands of times across all platforms.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZA1S-hJZco&feature=youtu.be
Music Feeds said that the single 'Into The Black’ is "powered by thundering beats, dark, schizoid riffage and the powerhouse dual clean/scream assault vocals of front-dudette Monica Strut" and Depth Magazine said that the first single "...features some very promising signs. The instrumentals are very impressive, with the guitars manically twisting and turning around each other through the verses. Purring and ripping through the song, they are your salvation from the darkness, as combined with the bass they project the intended mood of the song into your very soul."
The 'Into The Black' EP will see its release on Friday February 1 2019 and will be available for pre-orders soon and single 'Stay Awake' will be live for purchase and streaming Friday November 16.
Australian doom lords Lucifer's Fall reveal the new track "Unknown Unnamed" at stoner/doom authority DoomedAndStoned.com. The track hails from a special collection from fittingly titled Tales From The Crypt, set for international release on December 17th Sun & Moon Records. Collecting a lucky 13 rare tracks for more than an hour's worth of music, this is both a perfect introduction to and essential piece of Lucifer's Fall. Hear Lucifer's Fall's "Unknown Unnamed" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Indeed, since 2013, Lucifer's Fall have been kicking up a storm in the underground with their raucous 'n' rowdy form of traditional, rocking DOOM. Staunchly DIY, they self-released their self-titled debut album in 2014, which was picked up by Hammerheart for physical release less than a year later. Since then, the band kept recording and self-releasing demos and EPs, with their second album, II: Cursed & Damned, arriving in 2016 and then followed by yet more self-released demos and EPs. A restless bunch Lucifer's Fall are, but surely that's to be expected when your doom's this rabble-rousing?
For those who've ever been curious about what Lucifer's Fall have been doing all this time, then Tales From The Crypt is the perfect place to feel the band's brand of black magick. Encompassing both rough 'n' raw rockers and spooky rehearsal tracks, plus some surprise covers along the way, Tales From The Crypt is a crypt-kicking good time! Every face and facet of Lucifer's Fall is accounted for here; resisting their addicting charm is nigh impossible. You'll be "Trapped in Satan's Chains" before you know it, fighting off the "Dirty Shits" right and left. And if that doesn't sound fun? Then "Fuck You - We're Lucifer's Fall!"
Step into The Crypt with the newly revealed track "Unknown Unnamed" exclusively HERE, courtesy of DoomedAndStoned.com. Also hear the aforementioned "Dirty Shits" HERE at Sun & Moon's Soundcloud.
Sydney's female fronted heavy metal band, Temtris, just released their 5th studio album Rapture through Battlegod Productions. The album is already available in Australia since 1 October. Immediately after the Australian release, Temtris embarked on their Australia and New Zealand tour which is still ongoing with shows in Newcastle, Wollongong, Wellington and Auckland in November, December and January.
Rapture captures the true essence of what Heavy Metal is all about. Genevieve’s vocals are a major highlight and the musicianship is far more advanced then their previous albums. By far this is their best album in song structures, production and performance. This is mirrored by the many reviews, the album has received. Here are some of them:
The album is available through www.temtris.com/music and Battlegod Productions as well as selected stores.
Temtris are a five piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. Besides their current Australia tour, they are also planning to tour overseas in the near future.
Genevieve Rodda - Vocals
Anthony Fox - Guitar
Nik - Bass
Youhan AD - Drums
Anthony Hoffman - Guitar
Temtris' album Rapture is now available on their website www.temtris.com and on Battlegod Productions
Australia's One Step Beyond sign with Wormholedeath; announces "In the Shadow of the Beast" release date
Adelaide-based metal combo One Step Beyond have signed a deal with WormholeDeath for the worldwide release of their new album "In the Shadow of the Beast".
"In the Shadow of the Beast" will be released on 23 November 2018 via Wormholedeath / Wormholedeath USA / The Orchard / Aural Music Group.
Established in Adelaide, Australia, during the 2nd summer of 1997, One Step Beyond celebrate their 21st year with the release of their 4th full-length album: entitled “In the Shadow of the Beast” on WormHoleDeath records. Original members Justin Wood and Matt Spencer were joined by drummer Liam Weedall (Voros) for the recording, which the band were humbled to have mastered at Unisound by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Witherscape). One Step Beyond strive for an eclectic blend of all things metal musically, and with this release pay an esoteric lyrical tribute to several arcade games of their youth, crafting stories from where there were none. The axis of their sound remains death metal, but is forever evolving.Be sure not to miss the band Silent Scream webzine said would be “Destined to amaze every sincere metal fan”.
Australian doom/sludge combo Sumeru are proud to present their brand new music video for the song "Embrace The Cold", the second single from their sophomore full length, 'Summon Destroyer', available from October the 26th, 2018 through WormholeDeath/Aural Music (CD/Digital), Mallevs Records (Tape) & Medusa Crush Recordings (Tape).
Watch here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztqIg8IIY3Y&feature=youtu.be
‘Embrace The Cold’ is the second single and first music video from ‘Summon Destroyer’. A blackened march of desolation and darkness heightened by aggressive and cutting visuals, ‘Embrace The Cold’ offers viewers a glimpse into Sumeru’s relentlessly intense live show and demonstrates the bands ability to conjure numinous madness against the backdrop of an empty void. Video Created by Matthew Power.
Voyagers! Take a seat, and let Valhalore help you find your Solace!
Solace is the first single taken from Valhalore’s upcoming acoustic EP Solace & Solitude – arriving November 30th. Check out the stunning video for this release!
LIMITED pre-orders available through Valhalore's website November 3rd! Sign up to Valhalore's official Fan-Club so you can be notified FIRST when these are available: www.valhalore.com/fan-club/
Solace & Solitude track listing:
2. A Rose for Epona (Eluveitie cover)
3. Guardians of Time (Acoustic)
4. The Bard’s Song (Blind Guardian cover)
Carving their way through the Australian metal scene like a Viking longship through tempestuous seas is Brisbane’s Epic Folk Metal powerhouse, Valhalore. Founded by guitarist Anthony Willis and vocalist Lachlan Neate in 2013, Valhalore has been making waves with their unique brand of metal since their live debut in late 2015.
Reanimated Australian black metal cult Ichor stream the entirety of their long-awaited debut album, God of Thunder God of War, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on October 5th via Seance Records, hear Ichor's God of Thunder God of War in its entirety exclusively HERE.
If the name Ichor isn't immediately familiar, it's for good reason: this extremely cult black metal band formed in 1993 and disbanded later that year. During that time, the band recorded and released a self-titled four-track demo tape. But, its disbanding was also for good reason: Ichor's two members, Wraith and Diablore, wanted to focus on their other band, the now-legendary Nazxul. Thus, in the grand context of Australian black metal, Ichor served as an oft-unknown yet crucial puzzle piece.
Late in 2017, the decision was made by Wraith and Diablore to re-form Ichor, and the duo promptly recorded the band's first full-length. Aptly titled God of Thunder God of War, Ichor's debut album thematically focuses on Slavic paganism. In fact, the moniker Ichor itself the ancient Greek word for the fluid that runs in the gods' veins; the concept behind using that word was that the only difference between humanity and the gods is a physical substance or principal, thusly meaning that humanity can rise to the ranks of gods.
With that foundation at hand, Ichor's God of Thunder God of War indeed soars to the heights - and likewise depths - through a sinuous surge of stout, atmospherically inclined black metal. In many ways, the album's a culmination and consolidation of the paradigmatic Australian black metal sound pioneered by Nazxul - and, by proxy, Ichor - as it wends and wends through the sturm und drang, the tragedy and triumph, for which OZBM has become so renown for nearly two decades. Suitably, here is a sound both timeless and current, breathing the essence of ancient days and charging forward across the present simultaneously: grim majesty and bittersweet melodicism commingle, their tendrils locking together as the almost-levitational thrust of Ichor's palpable physicality takes flight. It all makes for high drama, suggestive of a narrative arc, and its remarkably compact six-song/37-minute runtime feels far more epic than it has any right to be. Understandably, the album contains a rerecording of one of the original demo tracks, titled "Daughters Of Wrath" - a song about the cunning folk and practitioners of the Slavonic native faith, witches.
Let it be known, however, that God of Thunder God of War is no mere "retro" gesture: Ichor are currently working on new material, and will be an ongoing band. In the meantime, hail the old gods - God of Thunder God of War! Hail them fully exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Australian folk/symphonic metal rockers, Stormtide, have announced their new line up after the departure of previous vocalist, Dmitry. The band announced on October 2nd that Reuben Stone would be taking on the role.
"We are delighted to announce that founding member and keyboardist, Reuben Stone, will be taking on the role of lead vocalist for Stormtide. This decision cements in place the most solid line up Stormtide has ever had, and we can't wait to hit the stage again."
Stormtide are a four piece Symphonic Death Fantasy band hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Stormtide have performed alongside international acts Wintersun and Eluveitie, as well as having numerous Australian and New Zealand shows under their belt.
“[Stormtide is] the kind of music that you feel the urge to grab the biggest beer glass you’ve got, fill it up and drink along with the band” – Trendkill Magazine
Raise your steins, it’s party time! Stop what you are doing and get yourself a bottle of rum as Australia’s favourite party pirates Lagerstein have just dropped a new single! Releasing their very own pirate rendition of the 80’s Eddie Murphy & Rick James classic “Party All the Time” this crew know how to instantly create a party banger.
Mixing hilarious pirate shenanigans with rock and folk metal, the pirate crew hailing from Brisbane are known for their legendary stage show, which brings a house party to the heavy metal show. Teaming up with Swedish wizard and legendary metal producer Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman, the crew have created a version that we can now party all the time too!
Lagerstein guitarist Neil Rummy Rackers had this to say on the new single:
“We started playing this song in practice for fun a while back when someone was late. We knew immediately that it would work in a live setting. Since then we have performed it all through Europe, UK and Australia, so it was only fitting that for Lagerfest V we release it as a single. We were very excited to be working with the legendary Fredrik Nordström in Sweden who has made it sound absolutely massive!”
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi2ISIp_aoA
Lagerfest V starts Saturday in Melbourne at Max Watts. You have three chances to catch this incredible band live and have a few beers to say the least!
15/9 - Melbourne - Max Watts
21/9 - Sydney - Bald Faced Stag
6/10 - Brisbane - The Brightside Car Park
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