‘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:
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Southern metallers Black Swamp Water release today their new single and video «Bitter Harvest», ahead of their second album «Distant Thunder», which will be out in August 24th through Mighty Music.
The video is now playing in our official media partners for this premiere:
Classic Rock Germany (DE, AU, CHE)
MyRock (DK) - premiere + airplay
New Noise Magazine (US)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Metal Roos (AU)
Ultraje Magazine (PT)
Kvlt Webzine (PL)
You can check it also in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbU78UHqfew
Singer, Bjørn Bølling Nyholm, says:
"We chose «Bitter Harvest» as the first single for «Distant Thunder» because we believe it represents us as a band in the best possible way - it has a catchy and bluesy main riff, a strong southern vibe, and memorable hooks both melodically and lyrically - and the video shows both the energy that the song sparks in us as well as the main theme of it".
Black Swamp Water features Kim Langkjær Jensen, former drummer of death metal bands Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed and Koldborn. Other than Kim, the band consists of singer Bjørn Bølling Nyholm, bass player Jeppe Birch Friis, and the two guitarists Jan Geert and Martin Lykke Hansen.
Black Swamp Water is old school hard rock and heavy metal with obvious references to the bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Corrosion Of Conformity with a howdy to the southern rock scene.
The Tue Madsen produced- & mixed debut album «Chapter One» from 2016 gave the band a reputation as a highly energetic live act with great reviews and airplays to follow on both MyRock and National Danish Radio.
Two years after the debut album Black Swamp Water is now ready to release their second album «Distant Thunder» to the world through Mighty Music on August 24th.
Vocals: Bjørn Bølling Nyholm
Guitars: Jan Geert & Martin Lykke Hansen
Bass: Jeppe Birch Friis
Drums: Kim Langkjær Jensen
Manticora will release their eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill", on August 3 via ViciSolum Records.
The Danish thrash/power metallers have unveiled the video for “Echoes Of A Silent Scream”. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/rnzKB67Q7sI
Another Manticora concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written.
The novel itself is scheduled for a May 2018 release, while the two concept albums will be released as two separate albums, one year apart.
"To Kill To Live To Kill" cover artwork is a stunning picture, painted by the extremely talented Danish painter David Troest, and it resembles the stories of the novel.
"We have always tried out new cover artwork artists for each album, so when looking for the perfect person to give justice to the novel and the two albums, we wanted someone who'd be able to grasp the essence of the stories within the book, and when looking at David's pictures in general, it's evident for even the feeble-minded that he's that exact guy. He also lives less than an hour away from us, so it was a win-win situation for everyone to be able to meet up and do corrections on the front cover and all the other pictures that'll appear in the booklet. We're already beginning the work for the second album as well, so we can follow the release schedule of having the albums out 12 months apart."
Scandinavian death metal band makes death metal history in Denmark as their come-back album "Blasphemy Awakes" enters the Danish charts at an amazing no. 2 on the vinyl chart and at no. 7 on the physical album chart.
"Anything is possible, but nothing is real or atleast this is surreal. A hellish greeting to those who made this possible, and between you and me, God is not included", says vocalist MHA.
The comeback album "Blasphemy Awakes" was recorded and mixed in late 2017 by Jakob Gundel (Invocator) in Copenhagen at Gain Factory. The new line-up features Perra Karlsson (Destroyer 666, Nominon) on drums, Kræn Meier (Sacrificial, Atomkraft) on guitars and JP Storm (ex. Dominus) on guitars and bass on this recording is handled by KB Larsen (Volbeat). Artwork is done by Roberto Toderico.
Thorium will perform at this year's Metal Magic Festival on the 14th of July and currently a European tour is being booked.
MHA – Vokills
Kræn Meier - Guitars
JP Storm - Guitars
Perra Karlsson - Drums
Claus Krans - Bass (Bass on the "Blasphemy Awakes" album by KB Larsen)
Maynard James Keenan received the Icon Award at Monday night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ ceremony.
The award was presented to Keenan by Daniel P. Carter, host of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, recognizing a lifetime of contributions to heavy music, with past lifetime achievement winners including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Lemmy and Alice in Chains. Keenan was celebrated for his work with his trio of bands: A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and Tool.
Keenan is in the midst of a European tour with A Perfect Circle, supporting the band’s recently released album, Eat The Elephant. A Perfect Circle kicks off the first of three consecutive, sold out shows in the UK beginning this evening at the O2 Apollo in Manchester followed by back-to-back performances at the O2 Academy Brixton.
A Perfect Circle tour dates:
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 16 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Kastelsedijk
June 22 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle
October 20 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
October 22 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 24 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
October 26 – 28 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 30 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
November 1 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
November 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 3 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena *
November 6 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 7 Baltimore, MD UMBC Events Center
November 9 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show)
November 11 Minneapolis, MN Armory (93X Radio Show)
November 13 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
November 14 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
November 17 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center
November 18 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
November 20 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
December 2 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Academy
December 3 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse
December 5 London, UK Wembley Arena Pavilion
December 7 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
December 12 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen
December 13 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
December 15 Kraków, Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
December 16 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
December 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 19 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Denmark's Myrkur wins Metal Hammer’s 'Album Of The Year' award at Golden Gods Ceremony for 'Mareridt'
Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur’s, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer’s prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night’s Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine’s editorial staff! A full list of winners is available here.
Mareridt is available for purchase via Relapse.com HERE and on all digital retail outlets HERE.
A full collection of Myrkur’s music videos and live performances is available AT THIS LOCATION.
On Mareridt (translation: Nightmare), Myrkur explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty. The conceptual masterpiece includes lyrics in multiple languages, an unforgettable collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk drums, nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key harp), and Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call).
Like a marriage of King Diamond's 'Them' with Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake', Mareridt is a carefully composed concept freed from genre - a profound manifestation of nightmares that demonstrates Myrkur as one of the truly exceptional artists of our time. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil. Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, Mareridt is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.
Amalie Bruun - all instruments and composition.
Myrkur Tour Dates:
Jun 28 Madrid, ES Download Madrid 2018
Jun 29 Varnial, LT Kilkim Zaibu Festival 2018
Jul 06 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival 2018
Jul 07 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival 2018 (Folkesange)
Jul 22 Brescia IT Colony Open Air
Jul 27 Tolmin, SI Metal Days
Aug 09 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault
Aug 18 Berlin, DE Pop-Kultur
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Danish blackened death metallers Crocell have released a lyric video for the song “Black Death Redemption”. Check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEnz6ssaUc
“Black Death Redemption” is the opening track from the band’s fifth album, “Relics”, which was released by LongLife Records on March 16th 2018.
The album is available on CD, white vinyl and digital download from the band’s Bandcamp profile: www.crocelldk.bandcamp.com
"Relics" was recorded and produced by Jacob Olsen at JBO Sound, and it features hand-drawn cover artwork by BF.B, who has previously worked with Metal Magic Festival, Vomit Angel, Ligfaerd, and Departed Souls among others.
Crocell was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 2007 and features members known from Illdisposed, Panzerchrist, Compos Mentis, The Petulant, etc.
Asbjørn Steffensen – vocals
Tommy Christensen – guitar
Rasmus Hexen Henriksen – guitar
Onkel K. Jensen – bass
Andreas Posselt – drums
Death metal mavericks Taphos stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Come Ethereal Somberness, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on June 8th via Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions, hear Taphos' Come Ethereal Somberness in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hot on the heels of Blood Harvest's compilation of the band's first two recordings as Demo MMXVI & 7" EP MMXVII, garnering widespread acclaim and heightening anticipation for their first full-length, at last arrives Taphos' Come Ethereal Somberness. As a debut LP, Come Ethereal Somberness does everything it should: stay consistent to a band's sound established on their demos whilst pointing toward new avenues. Here, Taphos do both, and then some.
Hailing from the same Danish scene as Undergang and Phrenelith, Taphos create a classic - and classically gutted - style of Metal of Death. Their first recording, Demo MMXVI, possessed a darkly thrashing sound highly reminiscent of turn-of-the-'90s death metal on both sides of the Atlantic, as resolutely Scandinavian as it was American, its filthy propulsion as palatably fresh as it was authentically ancient. On the subsequent two-song EP, Taphos' sound becomes more world-eating, their songwriting aims more epic whilst not losing the raw fury of their beginnings.
Now, with Come Ethereal Somberness, they synthesize the two stylistic shifts into something both berzerker and epic, manic and finesse in equal measures. Indeed, Taphos are firing on all songwriting cylinders here, as the energy literally bursts off the charts but retains a sense of composure and daresay class rarely scene in full-blooded death metal. Hammering and hideous yet nevertheless invoking a clarity that never castrates their attack, the quartet render each of these seven central compositions (bookended by moody instrumentals) a story unto itself. Hell, the titles themselves tell that story - "Ocular Blackness," "Insidious Gyres," and the equally telltale "Thrive in Upheaval" and "Impending Peril" among them - and that story is horrific.
New nightmares are here - thus, as its title ominously proclaims, Come Ethereal Somberness! Hear the whole nightmare exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
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