Dimlight are excited and proud to present to you the cover of our orchestral album, “A symphony of horrors” (Artwork by: Invoker Peter, graphics by Melina Zarkadi): are you ready for the very Underworld’s soundtrack? Follow us through sunless paths and under cyclopean basaltic arcades of inhuman proportions and mind-distorting geometry on a journey through the tortured realm of the dead in ten parts.
(Mix and mastered by Invoker Peter at Dark Cortex studio)
First formed in 2006, Dimlight are highly active in live performances worldwide, touring from Europe to the Middle East and sharing a stage with such talent as Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica, Septic Flesh, Firewind, Annihilator, The Haunted and many more. Their first album, “Obtenebration” debuted in 2009, followed by “Psychosynthesis”, in 2012. Despite a rising tide of difficulties and misfortunes that would have justified any band to quit, Dimlight pressed on through the storm and in 2015 they released their concept album “The Lost Chapters”, confirming their resilience, passion and dedication to delivering high quality extreme music which always pushes the envelope with each step of the way.
Invoker Peter: Guitar / Vocals
Nikolas: Guitar / Bass
Apostolis: Orchestra Composer
Official Site: http://www.dimlightband.com/
Finnish dark metal veterans Mustan Kuun Lapset have released a new single "Kohti valoa" (translated into English: towards the light). The single is a piece of their upcoming sixth full length album "Valo" to be released March 8th 2019.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/jJg-qegStDc
Listen the single:
Mustan Kuun Lapset was founded 1993 and they have released five full length album as well as several EPs and singles and also one compilation.
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The new video from Synlakross will be released on September 19th.
The band has just announced the release of their new music video 'Dark Seed', a song that is part of their new album 'Malice Murder', album that will be publish this fall. The new video / single will be available via YouTube next Wednesday, September 19th, and many are already eager to watch it, and it's not surprising, because its video 'Colony' (In Flames' cover) alreadyhas more than 640,000 views.
'Dark Seed' has already been played by the band at Granito Rock Festival (Madrid, Spain), where they were headliners with the Germans 'Primal Fear', delighting the metalheads of the place. It is a strong and powerful song that forces you to headbang from the first second.
SynlakrosS plays a Melodic Death Metal / Modern Metal with a personal touch, and that is captivating a growing base of fans from around the world, being chosen band of the month of July by the North American platform 'Metal Fortress', all the more reason to don't miss the premiere of its new material.
The video has been recorded and directed by Sergio Mangas and Barbara Navarro, team with whom they already worked on 'Colony' music video, and both the songs and the new album have been recorded and produced by Facundo Novo at Novo Estudios (Valencia, Spain) the producer of the second album of the band 'Death Bullets For A Forajido'.
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
The horror metallers Menschenfresser from Trier/Germany will release the successor of “Kannibalistische Reiter” on 5th of October this year. The name of the new album will be “Sterben”. The cover of “Sterben” is made by the "dancing devil" Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) himself. In addition, Patrick Mameli of Pestilence plays a solo in a song as a guest musician. The album was mixed and mastered by Cemetary frontman Mathias Lodmalm. The band has published the cover and the track-list on their Facebook-page in advance.
Swiss melodic dark metal band, Xaon continue their stellar 2018 with a show at the Rock The Castle Festival in Verona on June 30th. The festival will take place at the stunning Castle of Villafranca from June 29th to July 1st and will include performances from legendary acts such as Megadeth, A Perfect Circle, Carcass, Killswitch Engage and Testament, to name a few. The group also play this weekend at the Wings Of Bea MetalFest in Santhià, Italy, taking place from June 15th – 17th.
Since the release of their tremendous album The Drift via Sliptrick Records in 2017, Xaon have been playing all over the world taking in a tour of Japan and various major festival appearances. Xaon are booked by our comrades in arms over at Go Loud Agency.
Xaon’s latest release (The Drift) takes the band’s sound to a new sonic level, progressing from spectral ambiances to grandiose and intricate orchestrations. The album evolves from oppressing aggressiveness to majestic lamentations and due to it’s very nature, it is soberly entitled The Drift and presents the band at their electrifying best.
Get your copy of The Drift from: Shop Sliptrick | Amazon | iTunes
Listen to the whole of The Drift on: Spotify
Rob – Vocals
Vinc – Guitar
John Six (Bass)
Jordan Kiefer (Drums)
Onbra Oscouŗa (Guitars)
Klin HC (Guitars)
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Dark/Gothic Metallers Animae Silentes. Furthermore the band is about to release their new single. More details to be revealed shortly.
Italian Dark/Gothic metal act Animae Silentes was formed in June 2015. In February 2017 the band released the debut album "Suffocated" as independent and immediately began promoting the album with a series of live shows, mainly in Northern Italy. Among the live experiences, the band shared the stage with names like Lacrimas Profundere at "Venice Vampire Fest" and also Votum and Swallow The Sun at "Metal Gates Festival" in Romania in November 2017. In the summer 2017 Animae Silentes sign a record contract with the label Sliptrick Records for the reprint and promotion of Suffocated and made it's first foreign experience with a mini tour in Latvia.
Comments the band:
"Hey Sinners! Animae Silentes are very proud to announce the entrance in the Alpha Omega family. We can't wait to start and collaborate with them. Stay tuned, because the Animae's future will be infernal. New merch and new single coming soon. Keep the Dark \m/"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We're extremely glad to welcome Animae Silentes to our roster family! Their amazing dark sounds go in perfect harmony with all the mystical souls out there, but also with those who want to discover new sensations in gothic metal! Check them out and stay tuned!"
Asphodelia is a dark symphonic metal act founded in 2016 in Foggia, Italy, by Samuela “Samah” Fuiani (vocals and keyboards) and Ruggero “Lordian” Doronzo (guitar), and currently including Davide Ricciardi (bass), Giuseppe Centonza (drums) and Gianni Colonna (guitar). Their sound blends symphonic and choral sonorities, electronics and Mediterranean echoes into a solid metal frame with a strongly dark mood. Their lyrics are usually centred on the theme of the afterlife, on the life and death dichotomy, the fleetingness of time and the misery of the human condition.
The band is named after the asphodel, typical Mediterranean flower connected to the ancient Greek Underworld: in the ancient Greek mythology, the Asphodel Meadows is a place where the indifferent souls, who lived a life of neither good or evil, are sent to live after death. The band released a promo EP entitled ’Vengeance' on May 26, 2016, receiving enthusiastic response from their fan-base.
In May 2017 they signed a management and booking deal with The Flaming Arts Agency, leading to important stage experiences such as the Female Metal Voices Tour Russia 2017 as main support to The Agonist, Sirenia and Cellar Darling. Recently, Asphodelia have recorded their debut album "Welcome Apocalypse" and signed to Denmark's Mighty Music. The band are currently about to perform on an European tour with more shows to come, in support of the album release.
Truth is free from labels and categories. What lies beyond has no boundaries. Welcome to the place in the Underworld where boundaries fall apart. Welcome to the Asphodel Meadows.
The long awaited album of Asphodelia will be released on April 20th 2018, with gigs starting even before the release.
Asphodelia already have these dates confirmed - and more to come:
31.03 “The Carlisle" - Hastings, UK
01.04 “The Quinphonic Festival” - Birmingham, UK
02.04 “The Musician” - Leicester, UK
05.05 “SinFest Metal Festival” - Paola, MALTA
02.06 “The One Metal Club” - Milan, ITALY
15.06 "Zobens un Lemess Open Air” - Bauska, LATVIA
23.06 “Metal Lorca” - Lorca, SPAIN
Check out the lyric video for the title track "Welcome Apocalypse" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqB-4nBgTc8&feature=youtu.be
Swedish metal band, Hexed, have released a lyric video for the song 'Obedience', the track is taken from their debut album 'Netherworld', out on March 30th - 2018, via ViciSolum Productions. The video was made by Mattias Norén (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at Progart Media. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Lo0o0e5Zx4U
Hexedis a Swedish Metal band fronted by the amazing vocalist Tina Gunnarsson. The music is a genius blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic guitars and are sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful female vocals.
'Netherworld' was produced, recorded, mixed by HEXED & DIZTORD. Mastered by JOUNI NIEMI at BIG JAMBO STUDIOS. Artwork & layout by MATTIAS NORÉN (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at PROGART MEDIA.
TINA GUNNARSSON - Vocals
DANIEL HÅKANSSON - Bass
STELLAN GUNNARSSON - Guitars, Keys, Vocals
TEDDY MÖLLER - Drums
HEXED was formed in 2015 by vocalist/songwriter Tina and lead-guitarist/ songwriter Stellan Gunnarsson in Uppsala, Sweden. Both of them played in several bands before and had an early history in the metalscene and of music composing. Now they wanted to create and write music together, something completely new.
They started writing songs and soon they knew exactly what kind of sound they were aiming for. Since both of them had the source of inspiration from bands such as Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Pagans Mind they knew that they wanted to create metal music with focus on strong and powerful vocals combined with melodic guitars.
When they had the songs ready and the preproduction was about to start they had to find members who got the quality's required to setup the band. The driven bassist Daniel Håkansson who played earlier in other metal bands, were chosen to take place along with the experienced musician Teddy Möller on drums. HEXED was now formed and complete as a band.
The debut single and lyric video release ”Dreams” was launched in the beginning of May 2016. The debut album "Netherworld" was recorded and produced in 2017. HEXED released their second official music video ”Exhaling Life”. This song and video contains guest vocals from Thomas Vikström and was filmed and produced by the talented Magnus Ewald who also produced videos for Liv Sin, Crucified Barbara, Firespawn,etc. "Exhaling Life" was also released as a limited edition promo EP in March 2017.
The interest and response for HEXED music after the releases have been overwhelming. HEXED got several proposals to consider and are very proud for the decision to sign a worldwide deal with Thomas Hörnkvist and ViciSolum Productions. This Swedish label already have several established bands in its row, such as Persefone, Loch Vostok and Divine Ascension.
Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B. have announced their new bass player and backing vocalist, Hel Pyre:
"It is with great pleasure that we introduce Hel Pyre (AfterBlood, TV WAR co-hostess, live appearances with King Diamond, Hel Pyre Darkworks) to you as the newest member of W.E.B., who will be undertaking the task of handling bass guitars and backing vocals."
Photo by Aphrodite Kumbitsi.
Next W.E.B. Shows:
March 23 - Moscow, RU - Arbat Hall w/ Moonspell
March 24 - St.Petersburg, RU - Club Zal w/ Moonspell
June 1 - Thessaloniki, GR - Principal w/ Cradle of Filth
June 2 - Athens, GR - Gagarin 205 w/ Cradle of Filth
W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a life-form shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through raven-dark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.
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