On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release 'Breathe In Colours' via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark's high-fliers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world. After the epic 'Rew1nd', the band now unveils the second single of their upcoming album - their title track 'Breathe In Colours'. The song title and album name was inspired by a memory from Maja's past, as she explains:
"The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing black clothes doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside."
Watch the music video for the haunting track 'Breathe In Colours' here:
Pre-order your physical or digital version of Forever Still's sophomore album now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first videos, make sure to watch them here:
'Rew1nd' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Trailer #1 - about the album concept: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
Trailer #2 - theremins and rough, electronic sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhboKRULcvc
"Velvet Noise", the debut album for what was to become one of biggest metal exports from Denmark - Raunchy - will be reissued in vinyl for the first time. But it won't be a "regular" reissue. The record was remastered by Henrik West at Medley Studios (Copenhagen) and will be available in orange vinyl, gatefold edition, limited to 500 copies. The release date is April 12th, 2019.
"A completely convincing mixture of Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad and Machine Head, Denmark's Raunchy are easily the country's best-kept secret and possibly one of the finest European “modern metal” bands I have heard in quite some time".
In 2001, as one can easily understand from Blabbermouth's Borivoj Krgin words, the world went crazy with Raunchy's debut album, "Velvet Noise".
The band comments:-
"We knew that we were something different to the Danish Metal scene back then. We had a much more alternative approach on how we wanted metal music and our music to sound so we knew that we might get “slaughtered” when the reviews would start to tick in. I mean just our brand name Raunchy has no “metal” feel/meaning to it, so that was definitely a thing we knew would be “uphill”.
Also the fact that we pretty much looked like a typical generic band from the Britpop “heydays” of Blur, Suede, Oasis, Radiohead, The Verve etc. was another obstacle - but we couldn’t care less".
Raunchy soon took off, signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and went touring the world. "Velvet Noise", however, was the beginning of it all and will remain as one of the most successful debut albums from a Danish band ever.
Denmark's Forever Still discuss the dystopian concept of 'Breathe In Colours' in first album trailer
After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album 'Breathe In Colours', out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark's high-flyers Forever Still unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release. In this new trailer - once again created by band with their long-established DIY ethic - frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band developed the concept of a dystopian future for 'Breathe In Colours' and decided to focus the musical content on the problems of the modern world instead of writing songs with a very introspective point of view like they did on their predecessor 'Tied Down'.
Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order your version now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first music video, make sure to watch 'Rew1nd', here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
The Interbeing have just dropped their first song since their 2nd album 'Among the Amorphous' was released in July 2017. The new single “Depressor” is an energetic and fierce industrial, pulsating “slap-in-the-face” that shows a new and more sinister face of The Interbeing.
The story about The Interbeing continues, front-singer Dara Corcoran explains:
“'Depressor' is the first song on our new venture. The song follows the main character from our two albums 'Edge of the Obscure' and 'Among the Amorphous'. After finding his true form at the end of 'Among the Amorphous', The Interbeing becomes the necessary Depressor.”
Stream the single here:- https://prime-collective.lnk.to/tE2UOPR
Originated in 2007 The Interbeing has from the beginning won several prizes in their native Denmark. Their debut album from 2011 was acclaimed “Album of the Year” by the biggest Danish music magazine, GAFFA. The album was re-released in Japan, and two tracks were used as a soundtrack in a Japanese game. The second chapter 'Among the Amorphous' from 2017 is an album that lifts the bar in regards of storytelling and songwriting in the world of Technical Metal.
The Interbeing has had the honour to be the main support for massive international names such as Stone Sour (US), Meshuggah (SE) and Parkway Drive (AU), and during the fall 2017 the band toured as main support for Twelve Foot Ninja (AU) through six European countries.
Danish Melodic Metalcore quartet Ivy Crown have released their video single for ‘Lonesome & Cold’. The single is the first track of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Echo’, due to be released on March 29th.
‘Lonesome an Cold’ introduces new vocalist Maria Kjær and the new, darker sound the band has come to represent since their first two singles. ‘The song is about the demons and inner struggles of an addict’, explains Ivy Crown, ‘A battle that is lonesome, cold and makes you feeling trapped within your own mind.’ Moreover, the song features a guest appearance by MØL vocalist Kim Song Sternkopf, giving the song an extra dimension.
Ivy Crown has risen from the ashes of Taras which was a well-known Danish all-female punk rock band, and after releasing two separate singles, ‘Timeout’ and ‘Enemy’ in the summer of 2017, the girls are set to release their debut album in March 2019 through Prime Collective.
Recorded and produced by Chris Kreutzfeldt and with assisting vocal production by Mirza Radonjica-Bang. The album has featuring performances by Kadeem France (Loathe), Jesper Gün (Ghost Iris) and aforementioned Kim Song Sternkopf (MØL) - all talented people who complement the bands vision for the album.
‘Echo’ will be released on March 29th through Prime Collective.
Stream "Lonesome and Cold" here
On February 1st 2019, the Copenhagen, Denmark based atmospheric black metal band Morild (Danish for ‘phosphorescence’) will release its debut album entitled:
‘Så kom mørket og tog mig på? ordet
En sort sky af minder
I afgørende stunder
Frosset fast til mit indre
Jeg hå ?ber det forsvinder med lyset
At dø eller blive fri’
‘Thus came the darkness and took me by my word
A dark cloud of memories
In crucial moments
Frozen inside of me
I hope it disappears with the light
To die or become free’
On the day of release, the band will play an exclusive release show at the Danish National Aquarium ‘Den Blå Planet’ in Copenhagen. A very limited amount of tickets are available HERE and one can join the Facebook event HERE.
The black metal quintet Morild was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 2016 and in September 2017, the band released the EP entitled ‘VI’. Morild’s debut album “Så kom mørket…” was written following the release of ‘VI’ in the transition from summer to fall to winter and recorded through the spring and summer of 2018. The album consists of six songs - one for each line in the album title - which Morild has recorded, produced and mixed themselves. ‘Så kom mørket...’ will be released February 1st 2019 on black vinyl and digital formats via Indisciplinarian.
"The Blackening Tide" is the new album from Danish epic melodic death metallers Heidra and the follow up to the band's first full length album "Awaiting Dawn͛" from 2014.
"The Blackening Tide" is a concept album continuing the epic narrative and story arc that started with "Awaiting Dawn", and building upon Heidra's musical trademarks of twin lead guitar harmonies, soaring orchestral passages, growled vocals mixed with powerful clean singing and a relentless barrage of crushing metal riffs
The story of a king deposed and his attempts to reclaim his throne continue and the album opens with the dawn of the day of reckoning and the march to the battlefield, where the two armies clash in a murderous fury. With victory seemingly at hand for our hero, events suddenly take a turn for the worse as he and all his army is cast into a hellish realm.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse) at Kick Recording Studio in Rome and is out now via Time To Kill Records.
The official music video for the single "Lady of the Shade" can be watched HERE.
Morten Bryld - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Martin W. Jensen - Lead and rhythm guitars
Carlos G.R. - Lead and rhythm guitars
Dennis Stockmarr - Drums
James H. Atkin - Bass
‘Filth’ is the first single off of Danish Deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist’s debut EP ‘Crow’. The EP is recorded with Cabal-guitarist and renowned producer Chris Kreutzfeldt and is to be released on January 25th 2019. On this first release the band displays their trademark sound, combining groovy and heavy riffing with captivating synth melodies and some fearsome vocals (watch their lyric video above).
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed8thFuvKqA
Vocalist Marc Buch tells us that:-
“The title 'Filth' revolves around the emptiness that most of us feel within us. Mankind has always had a tendency to fill this emptiness - the void - with fear and animosity, which in turn, is blindly causing wars and the ruination of society. Instrumentally, the song draws inspiration from the black metal genre, as well as the deathcore genre, with a hint of classical inspiration in the chorus.“
Hanging the Nihilist formed back in 2016. Inspired by like-minded brutal bands such as Angelmaker, A Night In Texas and Make The Suffer, the young collective started working on a release of their own. With ‘Crow’ set to be released on January 25th, the band is aiming to break necks and grind some bones!
HANGING THE NIHILIST
Black Metallers Blodarv have inked a deal with the Dutch record label Soulseller Records for the release and world-wide distribution of the band's upcoming full-length album "The Illuminating Darkness" which will be available in CD, Digital and 12" Vinyl formats in 2019.
Commenting on the decision to sign with Soulseller Records, Blodarv had this to say:-
"We have to say that we are really looking forward to working with Soulseller - a cooperation that will greatly benefit both the band and the fans. Soulseller have proven themselves to be a label of some note with a great many quality releases over the years, and we are more than satisfied to be working with them on the upcoming album.
One of the things that was very important to us was that this album should also be released on Vinyl. Not only because many of our fans prefer vinyl over other formats, but also because as soon as we had written the first track, we all felt that vinyl was where it belonged, and, as a consequence, the whole album was created with that particular medium in mind.
Another aspect to signing with Soulseller was the availability issue. Up until now, once we had sold out of our releases at the official Blodarv store in Denmark it has been extremely difficult, not to mention very expensive, for our European fans and followers to get their hands on them. Ordering from Mexico, where our previous label and their distro were situated, meant that fans in Europe were hit with taxes, customs charges and prohibitive postal costs, whilst we ourselves could only stock a very small number, as all our releases had been limited to 1,000 copies. With Soulseller this will all change.
There are, of course, a few more reasons why we are looking forward to this co operation, not least of which are trust, shared visions and goals, dedication, artistic freedom, and the excellent communication we have with Soulseller."
More info about "The Illuminating Darkness" will be available soon, but in the meantime Blodarv recently gave fans an insight into what they could expect from the album by premiering the track “A dark trail of Death" which is available to stream or download at the following:
Bandcamp : www.blodarv.bandcamp.com/track/a-dark-trail-of-death
YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMU5XMwyc28
Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/blodarv/a-dark-trail-of-death/s-FjszF
Denmark's Alkymist to release debut album via Indisciplinarian on October 5th; trailer and pre-orders posted
Danish progressive doom metal band Alkymist will release their self-titled debut album on October 5th via Indisciplinarian. The label has issued a trailer and pre-orders for the vinyl version of the record, as the band announces several fall dates.
See the trailer for Alkymists debut album HERE.
Alkymist is a new force in doom metal - a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time of turmoil. The band was formed in 2016 by guitarist Stefan Krey (Gas Giant) and bass player Kaspar Luke (Düreforsög) with the intention of creating the heaviest possible music within a progressive and atmospheric universe. In 2017, the lineup was completed by singer Peter Bjørneg (Detest) and drummer Philip Kjær Morthorst (The Ritual) and, subsequently, the quartet recorded their debut EP, Element, which was released January 2018 to notable national buzz.
Now, Alkymist is ready to issue their eponymous debut album, which consists of six grandiose metal compositions over forty-four minutes produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Orm, Slægt). The music on Alkymist's debut album can be defined as progressive doom metal being both crushingly heavy as well as melodic and dynamic conjuring up a simultaneously strange, beautiful and terrifying expression. A general theme on Alkymist is an existence which is parallel, wrong and expelled, and an existence from which the suffering subject seeks to be delivered.
Alkymist will be released on October 5th via Indisciplinarian on LP and digital formats. The vinyl edition of the album, limited to 500 copies, can now be pre-ordered HERE.
Alkymist has recently announced a free release show on October 3rd on Loppen, Christiania in Copenhagen, where the band will perform the entire album, and will be joined by special guest Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune) as part of her Scandinavian tour. Alkymist will also play a November show with epic metallers and labelmates Rising, with more dates to follow soon.
10/03/2018 Loppen - Copenhagen, DK [info]
11/24/2018 Kongebryg - Næstved, DK [info]
Alkymist Track Listing:
4. Black Egypt II
Global Metal Apocalypse