Quebec Black Metal Scourge Oroxe will release new album Towards Eternity March 31 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The lyric video for the new song "We Are Eternal" is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FLf2w7RdcE
Ordoxe make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with new album Towards Eternity. Formed in 1989, Ordoxe perform melodic Black Metal with elements of Thrash, Death and Doom Metal. Towards Eternity is the fourth album in the Ordoxe catalogue and delivers a fierce, judicious mix of dark arts, bliss, grim moods and evil ambience.
German black metal cult Entartung are streaming the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, via EchoesAndDust.com. Released last week via W.T.C. Productions, Baptised into the Faith of Lust is a work of timeless black metal traditionalism given flight by flawless songwriting and emotive execution: THE album where Entartung ascend the throne and rule over all they survey, in a kingdom where the genre's aesthetics have become diluted by modernity (or worse) but one which will be righted by their righteous conviction. Hear Entartung's Baptised into the Faith of Lust in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Entartung was founded in 2011 by Lykormas and Vulfolaic. As veterans of the old-school black metal scene, they set out to make music true to the original vibe of the genre, void of commercialism and modern trends. The duo skipped the usual demo phase and independently wrote and recorded their debut album, Krypteia. Entartung immediately got signed by W.T.C. Productions, who released Krypteia in the spring of 2012 on compact disc.
One year later, Entartung started writing and recording their sophomore album. The internal tensions and conflicts that arose during this process were successfully channelled into violent and aggressive renditions of the actual material. Contrary to the previous album, which exclusively featured German lyrics, Peccata Mortalia predominantly focuses on English as the main language. Peccata Mortalia was again released by World Terror Committee in May 2014, this time on both compact disc and vinyl. Simultaneously, Krypteia also saw a vinyl release.
In late 2014, Entartung was invited to play an exclusive show at the 2015 edition of the Veneration of the Dead festival in the Netherlands. For the purpose of this festival, Entartung recruited skinsman Haistulf and started working on a set consisting of both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia material.
Continuing as a three-piece, Entartung then recorded their third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, throughout the winter of 2015-2016. The new compositions build further upon the style which was established on both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia and successfully push the boundaries of the genre, focusing on both feel and detail as well as atmosphere and aggression. Lyrically, Baptised into the Faith of Lust explores the more obscure side of history, religious mass delusions, and the writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Selma Lagerlöf, Charles Baudelaire, and Hermann Löns.
Baptised into the Faith of Lust was mixed by Entartung and was subsequently mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. Once again, the band entrusts World Terror Committee with the release of the third Entartung opus, both on compact disc and vinyl. The album's artwork is a twisted and bizarre take on orthodox iconography, further elucidated by its musical/lyrical contents. Become Baptised into the Faith of Lust with Entartung entirely HERE, courtesy of EchoesAndDust.com!
Réunionese (Réunion Island) Technical Death Metallers Aeon Patronist have announced details on their forthcoming EP and have released this statement:-
"The time has come to lift the veil off of our upcoming EP. This new offering, entitled "Mortal Prosternation", will contain 3 pieces of devastating Black / Death mMtal and be sublimed with this amazing artwork realized by Camille Murgue." (seen below)
The EP follows the band's debut album "Through The Paths Of Delusion" which was released back in 2014 via an Independent release, limited to 300 copies. They are now signed to French label Great Dane Records.
Belgian Black metal band Saille have teamed up with Metal Underground to reveal their video for "Prometheus". The track is taken from their new album Gnosis which is out now via Code666.
The band commented:- "We're finally able to present you the video to 'Prometheus'! This song can be considered the centre-piece of our new album 'Gnosis' and tells the myths of mankind's creation, retrieving the fire of enlightenment and the Titan's punishment. We managed to put the same darkness in it that we put in the new songs, so turn up the volume to 11 and open your minds to the knowledge of the gods!"
Watch the video here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=133489
Purchase Gnosis here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=875&controller=product&id_lang=1
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Carach Angren are now unveiling the first stunning track of their forthcoming new album. The Dutch masters of horror metal have entitled their new haunting 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' and the release date has been slated for June 16th.
The song "Song for the Dead" is exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Heavy Mag (AU)
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Carach Angren comment: "After months of hard work we proudly reopen the doors to our haunted mansion to reveal the first deadly taste of our upcoming concept album. A unique horror story as you all expect and deserve from us, we consider this as one of the most terrifying tracks that we have created so far."
Carach Angren are furthermore revealing the cover art by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu and track-list of 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which can both be viewed below.
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', Carach Angren are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.
Carach Angren have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and Peter Tägtgren (Pain) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hard hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.
Icelandic black metal band Dynfari have teamed up with No Clean Singing to reveal "Sorgarefni segi eg þér", a new track from their forthcoming album The Four Doors of the Mind.
The track can be streamed here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/03/13/an-ncs-premiere-dynfari-sorgarefni-segi-eg-ther/
The Four Days of the Mind will be released on April 14th via Code666 and can be pre-ordered here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=the+four+doors+of+the+mind&submit_search=
Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss' theory on the mind's abilities to cope with pain, by weaving it together with over 100 year old lamentations on human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson. The combination of the two writers' thoughts is embodied in the union of the drive of black metal with more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki. Artwork by Metaztasis (Watain, Behemoth)
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.
Belgian black death metal veterans Insanity Reigns Supreme have revealed a new live video for the track 'By The Blood of the Beast', which is taken from their latest studio album "Unorthodox" (out now on Shiver Records)!
The video can be streamed through YouTube here (https://youtu.be/a9GCr7G0DJQ). It was recorded by Marleo Video at the prestigious Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 16 & 17th of 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Editing came courtesy of Cloud Music Typography.
Vocalist Tes Re Oth had the following to say about the song: “By The Blood Of The Beast details the ritual of Communion with the Undead Gods. Communion in this sense stands for actually trying to establish communication with those who have risen to reach the ultimate goal of joining them. In a live setting this is even more powerful, as we invite Them to join us and feast upon the energy that is freely given by us and the audience. In the end this was an experience that none who attended will forget.”
"Unorthodox" - the fourth full length album from Belgian cult pact Insanity Reigns Supreme - marks a new chapter of total darkness in the already 25 year long career of the band.
The follow-up to 2009’s renowned opus "Occultus Insanus Damnatus" excitingly combines furious black and death metal with the funeral grimness of doom, that continues to surprise and intrigue the listener in many ways.The duality of human nature and its macabre consequences form Unorthodox’s central theme.
The album’s stunning artwork – designed by Septic Flesh frontman Seth Siro Anton – and haunting lyrics expose the beast that lives inside all of us. The slipcase version of the album further visualizes man’s grim reality with its two different covers, hidden details and subtle hints.
"Unorthodox" was recorded at the Stage One Studios in Germany with Andy Classen, best known for his work with Belphegor, Legion of the Damned and Destruction.
Timisoara, Romania based Depressive Suicidal Black Metal act Katharos XIII announces as the 5th of April the release date for their second full-length album, Negativity.
Negativity features 7 tracks emerged from the dark chambers of human psyche, questions and deep melancholy into black chords, a truly unique combination of different layers and influences…personal experiences (all kinds of abuse, paranoia, severe depressions), strange stories, movies (Greenaway, Lynch), books (Eliade, Cioran, Zola), and is now available for pre-orders at this locations: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-negativity (digital) and http://shop.loudragemusic.com/katharos-xiii-negativity-pre-order (CD)
The title track, Negativity, and The Chains are so Beautiful are now both streaming here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-negativity
Timisoara based Misanthropic Black Metal veterans Argus Megere will finally release their highly anticipated fourth studio album on the 17th of April 2017 via Loud Rage Music. VEII features 4 long tracks and marks the passing over the two decades milestone for the Romanian band that features members with extensive experience gained also from past or current activity in bands like Negura Bunget, Ordinul Negru, Syn Ze Sase Tri, Kultika or Katharos XIII.
Most of VEII was recorded, mixed and mastered by Attila Lukinich in DSPro Studios, with drums and keyboards being recorded in Consonance Studio by Sol Faur (Dordeduh). The artwork and design are signed by Alexandru Das.
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