Colombian black metal circle Kvlt Of Eblis will offer their debut album "Templo de la Serpiente Negra" on August 31, 2018 via Morbid Skull Records.
As the first excerpt from this opus, Legacy Magazine from Germany is streaming the third track "Vudú" AT THIS LOCATION
Declares the band: “This aggressive music reveals a direct attack to the enemies and it is an opus with a lot of hatred and destruction!"
The manifestation of Kvlt Of Eblis took shape in the ancient city of Bogota (Colombia) in the year of 2014 by Metzli and Sargon. The moniker was taken from the Opposer Cult of all Luminous Doctrine. The next year, the sect changed its location to Marinilla (Antioquia), near to Medellin City, and recruited new members to complete the circle.
Exploring the mystic paths through fire and faith, Kvlt Of Eblis chooses raw energy filled black metal as the medium to demonstrate the black side of Magick. After unerringly reaping the supernatural seeds for over three years, the coven is finally set to conjure up their first opus, “Templo de la Serpiente Negra”, this August 31st. Morbid Skull Records will be unleashing it on jewel case and limited-edition digipak CDs.
Kvlt Of Eblis invites you to explore the deepest abyss of esoteric ocean through “Templo de la Serpiente Negra”.
El Salvador: https://www.morbidskullrecords.com/sv/?s=kvlt+of+eblis
American blackened rockers Cloak have revealed a new music video for the track "Beyond the Veil". The song has been taken from the full-length, 'To Venomous Depths', which was released in November 2017 via Season of Mist. Watch the (uncensored) video at the link below.
""Beyond The Veil" is a song that's grown in meaning and importance the longer it's been with us. It's a song about both the fear and comfort of knowing there is something much greater in charge here and the empowerment that it can bring. Regarding the visual aspects, we wanted to work with colour this time. Being fans of Dario Argento and classic 'Hammer Horror' films, it only felt right to pair the song with rich and powerful colours."
The Artwork of 'To Venomous Depths' has been created by Adrian Baxter.
Atlanta, Georgia in the Deep South of the USA is probably not among the cities named as first suspects for a black metal influenced rock band to emerge. Yet there at the crossing of two old American railroad lines, Cloak was conceived in the year 2013.
Their debut full-length, 'To Venomous Depths' is simply a perfect amalgamation of Nordic black metal with catchy hooks and melodic rock. And while the Americans are not claiming to be reinventing the wheel, their outstanding song-writing is catapulting this album to the top.
Cloak have named Dissection, Deep Purple, and Fields Of The Nephilim as main influences, but their harsh yet groove-fuelled sound has invited critics to draw comparisons with such acts as Tribulation, Watain, and Young And In The Way.
After spending two years in the rehearsal room carefully preparing their material, Cloak released a first sign of life in the shape of 'Demo 2015', which created an audible buzz in the US underground.
A two-track, self-titled EP followed in 2016, gaining the Americans worldwide attention and critical acclaim. In their short time of existence, Cloak have already shared stages with renowned acts such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Windhand, Inter Arma, Satan, and Taake.
It will not take CLOAK long to capture your interest, but with each new spin 'To Venomous Depths' will reveal new details that make their discovery worthwhile. There are no fillers on this debut album, just hits. Let's rock this cool darkness!
Chilean black metal sorcerers Pyreficativm stream the entirety of their bold 'n' visionary debut album, संसार का पथ, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release on August 11th via Living Temple Records, hear Pyreficativm's संसार का पथ in its entirety exclusively HERE.
An mesmerizingly vast and deliriously dense work, Pyreficativm's संसार का पथ plunges the listener deeply into the Beyond - and then beyond even that. Totalling nine tracks in 76 time-evaporating minutes, this is black metal at its most ceremonial, stripped of ornamental excess yet suffused with a supernatural essence, of ritualism begetting transcendence, of sound utilized as a living weapon born of blood and steel, fire and brimstone. For those who dwell within the depths of the underground and heard Pyreficativm's two earlier demos, where the rawness was almost otherworldly, संसार का पथ casts the aesthetic of sole visionary Melek R. N. in a starker, more focused light, bringing forth a clarity that sacrifices none of the swirling sting on which he originally made his name. Here, the stretched-to-infinity canvas on which he paints is brushed with bold strokes, invoking a fever-dreaming sense of wonder and mania, as nebulous fog and vibrations from the abyss swirl into recognition to create an austere construction that ensnares the listener's very subconscious. It is very easy to get literally lost in Pyreficativm's संसार का पथ , but the question remains: why would you want to return?
A statement from Melek R. N. reads:
"I raise front of the great mysteries greater, spirits of the life and death. On this sacred night of blood together to you oneiric veil, the key to the eternal dream of the Dragon I invoke you...
This intricate work within this temple crowned Pyreficativm, संसार का पथ is a vehicle and ritualistic vessel. To express the sacred words and prayers of the ancient mysteries... the hidden faculty of the intellectual Man in this Era of iron, lets you embraces the true skin of the mystical arts. Dreaming freely through the intricate labyrinth of the consciousness. Experience exalted in the higher planes and sacred cosmic notes are the real material to examine various atavistic passages of this science and art. Through this new manifestation, this temple crowned with the internal fire of Man, speak directly to the inner void, a supra-mundane states, the connections between the Eastern esotericism and the Al-chemy of the higher. Exposes intricate examinations within the Gnostisism and Eastern esotericism. Amrita 181."
Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week is the South Korean Dark Symphonic / Black Metal group Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy.
“Naturalness within unnaturalness, or the gathering between sorrow and ecstasy”
From various forms of musical expression, the Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy themes use spontaneous minor key melodies which deeply infect the listener’s sensitivity. Coming from the existing local music standards, their breaking and mixing of musical styles is not easily categorized. The group have an inclination toward experimental and progressiveness which further incite and stimulate the listener’s mind. All coming from their strong creative base. Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy, with their flashing musical sensibilities and outstanding song-writing pay close attention to their evolving course.
The band name Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy is taken from the Middle-age prophet Nostradamus, who saw the through his mirror, a dark and cursed future. Like their name, the music is the combination of small pieces of echoing memories from their own life experiences carved together by going back and forth from the dark to the light. They conjure these sources with basic instruments such as guitar, bass, drums and keyboard with a natural combination of minor keys which fully express their eastern sentiments.
Classical gothic music is the outstanding essence of Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy, with anguished vocals and brooding instruments performing chapters and poems which evoke nothingness and wholeness, darkness and daylight, beauty and ugliness!
The Lord Ov Shadows | Released TBA, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy are:
Material Pneuma – Vocals
Gash – Guitars
Senyt – Guitars
Reverof – Bass
Confyverse – Drums
Genie – Keyboards
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Portuguese black metal cult Cinzas streams its debut Demo I at IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release today via Purodium Rekords on cassette tape format, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Coming out from the ashes of time and space, Cinzas' Demo I proves that silence, mystery, and knowledge can walk different paths. Deep in this cave has been Mortiferus, who in total isolation and away from the mundane world forged his nature to the primeval genesis source of all wisdom. Achieving this wholeness through minimalism, the left hand of this wandering and ancient soul speaks out its music, remembering the only thing that truly matters: black metal was meant to be raw, cold, and dark as the longest winter nights. Expect nothing more than this, and be sure to embrace these non-pure relentless torments as your feeble flesh burns!
Here's what Mortiferous has to say about Cinzas' origin:
"All music created and recorded by Mortiferus between 2012-2015, while D.O.R. was active. These tracks were taken from a forgotten full album, but since D.O.R. was going to a new path and experiences, Cinzas spawned into this world. Mortiferus salutes the few who still embrace and live by the true black metal values. You know who you are!"
In the meantime, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE. Order info can be found HERE.
Finland's Wolfheart to release "Constellation Of The Black Light" on September 28th via Napalm Records
The Wolves strike back with their long awaited 4th full length studio album Constellation Of The Black Light which will be released on September 28th via Napalm Records.
Wolfheart’s music embraces the sheer force and beauty of Finnish nature with fiery passion. After the success of their first three albums that all hit the Top 10 in the Finnish album charts, among them their last album Tyhjyys that charted in Switzerland as well, the time has come to unleash the next masterpiece of raw Winter Metal! Constellation Of The Black Light comes with seven tracks that dive head-first into Black Metal, Nordic Death Metal, soaring melodies and complex arrangements.
The band on the new album:-
"Determination and perseverance were the key points in the making this album while conquering obstacle after obstacle during the process of recordings while coldness and beauty of winter were the themes where the music was born. This is definitely a triumph in Wolfheart career and one of the biggest battles won in my personal career. I could not be more satisfied with the result and with new label and management behind us we are headstrong to stay in the bath of victories."
Sweden's Blood Of Serpents premiere "Devil’s Tongue"'; taken from the album “Sulphur Sovereign” via Decibel
Swedish black metal horde Blood Of Serpenets issue the first single "Devil's Tongue" from their second album "Sulphur Sovereign", due for release on September 25 via Non Serviam Records on digipak CD and digitally.
States the band: “‘Devil’s Tongue’ channels the Pre-enochian black magic's lost in times long past. The arcane language of hell is at the smouldering heart of this blistering track. Let the words burn bright as a beacon of insolence!"
Hear "Devil's Tongue" from the Exclusive Premiere of Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE
Digital Purchase/Stream: http://smarturl.it/kiwwcf
Forged in 2012 by the guitarists Fredrik Nilsson and Kristian Roupe, black metal force Blood Of Serpents hail from the deep forests of Småland, Sweden. Spawning two mini releases and one critically acclaimed full length within the six years of existence, Blood Of Serpents are proud to present their second album, “Sulphur Sovereign”, after years of writing, line-up changes and adversity.
“Sulphur Sovereign” is the first offering to feature the drummer Christoffer Andersson and the vocalist Thomas Clifford (Throne of Heresy, Abscession). With the newly recruited assets, the band has taken a decided step into a supreme black metal direction, going at full speed with forceful vocals that rip and roar with equal measure. Mixed with dark melodic guitar works and crushing riffs, Sulphur Sovereign is a full on black metal attack interspersed with atmospheric pieces and haunting melodic parts.
Containing ten tracks of genuine Swedish black metal, Blood of Serpents are finally ready to set free the beast — known as Sulphur Sovereign — upon the world. This is a defining moment for the band who has found their true sound in the sphere of accursed black metal.
The album is produced by Lars Broddesson (ex-Marduk) and mixed and mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk). Amazing Gustave Doré inspired artwork was executed by Khaos Diktator.
“Sulphur Sovereign” will be out worldwide on September 25, 2018 through Non Serviam Records on digipak CD and digital format.
Unholy Baptism has returned with their long awaited sophomore album, Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude, which will be released on October 5. Album track "Whispers of Power Eternal" is streaming at youtu.be/xnFxFn5O8Pk
Produced, mixed, and mastered at Black Goat Studios in Flagstaff, AZ, the album has improved on virtually all aspects of the band's debut, ...On the Precipice of the Ancient Abyss. The album is the first instalment in a trilogy the band is writing, exploring new themes and songwriting techniques. Staying true to their black metal roots, Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude has cemented the band's signature USBM sound while bringing a more polished production to the table.
Mantus, the band's lead vocalist and bassist, said of the new release:
"The album is the beginning of a trilogy exploring the unrepentant darkness of the human condition and the inconceivable power of the gods deep within the farthest reaches of the universe. This album explores the human consciousness and the opening of the mind to the vast, overwhelming power that exists outside of this terrestrial prison."
Solium Fatalis has launched the premiere of "Synthon," the first single off the forthcoming Genetically Engineered to Enslave. Stream the song at: youtu.be/6wDDGtoC-6s
The fourth album from the New Hampshire-based melodic blackened death metal band features guest appearances by members of Cryptopsy and Chthe'ilist, and a ripping cover of Epidemic's "Factor Red."
Solium Fatalis will release Genetically Engineered to Enslave on October 13.
Check out previous Solium Fatalis releases at soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
Solium Fatalis' brand of extreme metal began with the self-titled independent release of their 2013 full length debut album featuring production by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) and stunning artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Exodus, Paradise Lost, Septicflesh).
Not ones to sit idle for long, the band quickly released 2015's The Undying Season which was a clear evolution of the band's sound. With production by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Neuraxis) and artwork by French artist Pierre-Alain D.@3mmi, both of whom have gone on to become Solium's regular artist and engineer for the bands 2016 release Neuronic Saw and now for their fourth album they bring over 10 tracks and 40 minutes of music for 2018.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave features guest vocals by Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) and Haydee Irizarry (Carnivora) as well as a guest guitar solo by Phil Tougas (First Fragment, Chthe'ilist) and features a concept throughout the record regarding genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.
The band features Jeff DeMarco on Bass and Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Jeff Saltzman on drums, the alchemy of which has created a whirlwind of blackened death metal that has become an unparalleled dynamic force in studio as well as live on their multiple tours.
Aussie metal vanguard Mongrel's Cross stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on August 3rd via Hells Headbangers, hear Mongrel's Cross's Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Australia, Mongrel's Cross are one of the best-kept secrets Down Under. Mind you, the band - now pared down to a duo - have been quiet since the release of their Hells Headbangers debut album, The Sins of Aquarius, in 2012, but those years away from the prying eyes of the metal public have paid off in spades on Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court. Here, these hooligans take everything that made The Sins of Aquarius so grimly gratifying - the widescreen span of filthy thrashing, down-tempo war-marches, and epic metal grandeur alike - and render it all the more terrifying and triumphant through clear 'n' cutting production. It's the age-old axis of form meeting content, and rarely has a metal record this cleanly produced sounded so threatening, which simply underlines the powerful panache to the band's strong songwriting.
Taken another way, with Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, Mongrel's Cross step deeper into territory that's entirely their own. Not for them the over-generalization of "Australia = war metal" nor the simplistic connotations associated with such; no, the duo are at the height of their compositional powers and are now truly a great extreme METAL entity. All the drama and danger, legendary and lawlessness, power and poison, and essential OTT abandon of this art-form otherwise known as heavy metal: everything is played out with a palpably physical poetry across Psalter of the Royal Dragon. Suitably, its lyrical themes range a rich panoply of occultism - among others, such titles as "Vessel of Shar On," "Neurian Transformation," and "Derkesthai - Initiation (to see clearly)" should suggest plenty - making this a thoroughly engrossing experience deserving of the band's elevated standards.
When so much metal aims so low, for such no-hope ghettoization, it's down to true mavericks like Mongrel's Cross to lead the intrepid to illumination. Hereby, open the Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court!
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