For my Demons signs deal with Revalve Records, new album out on May 19th.
An emphasis on strong melodies, with a veiled veneer of melancholy, is the trademark of the project, with the participation of musicians from diverse musical backgrounds bringing their experience and talent to this debut album.
The first single and the album premiere coming soon!
Brazilian Gothic / Death doom influenced In Absenthia have released a new music video 'Abiding Strain' in support of their forthcoming album 'Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate' set to be unleashed in a major partnership between Nuktemeron Productions, Odicelaf Records, Impaled Records and The Metal Vox to follow their 2016 release 'The Peaceful Lotus'. ‘Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate’ also marks the debut of their new line-up with vocalist Nany Yates.
Watch 'Abiding Strain' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMMEyVWU39g
Plus their lyric video 'To Covet The Requiem' can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZApIZqmt7DU
In the Spring of 2010, Tregor Russo decided to give life to a new musical project with the intent to create music and lyrics from the deep feelings, pathos, dark emotions and melancholic atmospheres and immerse them in complex gloomy arrangements. And so Dyonisian were born, with Tregor as Guitarist, Composer, Arranger and Lyricist. Dyonisian deliver Symphonic Doom and Progressive Death Metal mixed with other sub genres such as Classical Baroque Music and Traditional Arabian Music. They are currently working on their second full length album to be released on Sliptrick Records.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
"I think many of us have struggled with certain situations at some point in our lives, and subsequently developed a coping mechanism that was more destructive than healing." Comments The Crawling's frontman Andy Clarke on the band's new single 'An Immaculate Deception'. Today the death doom trio released a music video for said single, which is taken from the bands forthcoming album Anatomy Of Loss scheduled for release 7th April via Grindscene Records. Andy adds, "This song is centred on how, despite best efforts, people can become incapable of processing emotions; and end up in even darker places."
Watch 'An Immaculate Deception' Here!
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single 'Choking On Concrete,' which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the announcement of the bands debut album Anatomy Of Loss now brought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death...) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.
Andy Clarke comments, "Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not - the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging."
Spawned in the benighted ichor-filled nether-pits below Liverpool, disgusting doomed triumvirate Coltsblood deliver the most depraved and repulsive take on death-inspired doom metal ever to punish your worthless ears; Coltsblood will unleash their second album, ‘Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness’ on April 21st 2017 via Candlelight/ Spinefarm Records.
The sleeve is one again covered in the demented scrawlings of legendary Grief mainman Eric C Harrison...
‘Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness’ produced by Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Primordial, Napalm Death) at Skyhammer Studio and mastered by Greg Chandler of Esoteric and Priory Recording Studios.
Coltsblood will drown you in raw filth.
Belgian Doom / Sludge cult Bathsheba premiere a new lyric video for "Ain Soph" at Metal Hammer Germany's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Servus, set for international release on February 24th via Svart Records. See/hear Bathsheba's "Ain Soph" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
From the depths of the black charcoal mountains rises Bathsheba. Fronted by she-devil Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult, Leviathan Speaks, Death Penalty), carried by the punishing drums of Jelle Stevens (ex- SardoniS), massive vibrations from Raf Meukens (Death Penalty, Torturerama), and relentless riffs from Dwight Goossens (ex- Disinterred), Bathsheba create atmospheric, schizophrenic doom that carries the heaviness of filthy, blackened sludge. A heavily down-tuned monster, it throws you into deep sadness and inner rage, straight into a grim cave - no meandering in an enchanted forest on the way to the deepest abyss.
Bathsheba self-released a demo tape in October 2014 and shortly after signed to Svart Records, who released a 10" EP, The Sleepless Gods, in May 2015. Not long after, the band took to the stage at such festivals as Doom Over London, DesertFest, Incubate, Dutch Doom Days, and Doomed Gatherings.
The Sleepless Gods made quite a stand, but it is obvious that Bathsheba have gained more identity with their debut album, Servus. Servus translates the heaviness of life, a way to cope with the concrete walls of fact and matter against which we are relentlessly beaten. Servus is about struggle, sadness, constant threat, and distortion of the mind. With this album, Bathsheba drags you into the horror of existence under the crushing weight of reality. Servus is about losing yourself in the maelstrom of burden and then finding yourself again, facing the true ugliness of existence. It destructs the mind and shakes the soul. This schizophrenia is translated musically in a genre that takes on sludgy doom in a filthy, blackened way: no compromises. A sinister whisper to a howling she-devil moan...
Sometimes, the truth is too heavy to carry - gather around the witch and hail the oath of doom. And continue the hailing HERE, courtesy of Germany's esteemed Metal Hammer. The previously-revealed "I, At the End of Everything" can be heard HERE, as well as the previously-revealed video for "Demon 13" HERE.
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom / death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single 'Choking On Concrete,' which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the announcement of the bands debut album Anatomy Of Loss now brought to the fore, the band have revealed an album trailer which offers the first glimpse into what's over the horizon. Set for release 7th April 2017 via Grindscene Records, featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death...) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.
Watch The Anatomy Of Loss Trailer Here!
Vocalist / guitarist Andy Clarke comments, "Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not - the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging."
"I have my own studio, so we figured we would simply invest in ourselves, and spend far too many hours ensuring everything was captured just as we wanted. The results were inspiring; we have a heavy, clear and vigorous production showcasing the songs perfectly."
Like the main gallows and gibbet in Paris, France for which it's named, two-man Uzbekistani Doom / Death metal project Montfaucon resonates with historic tales of violence and upheaval, exploring the implications and consequences of emotional turmoil, aggression and fear. Drawing from elements of death metal, black metal, progressive doom and symphonic metal, the band's debut full-length, Renaissance is a majestic, eclectic and musically diverse portrait of darkness, desperation and barbarism that presents a new perspective on the ever-shifting landscape of extreme metal.
Renaissance will be released on February 17, 2017 and features mixing and mastering from death metal veteran Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Katatonia). A new track from the album, entitled "Prisoner", can be heard now via the band's Bandcamp page here. Pre-orders are also available at the same location.
"I'm the kind of person who loves math puzzles and mind-bending challenges," says Montfaucon multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Valentin Mayamsin, an Uzbekistan-born musician currently residing in the San Francisco Bay area. "That's why I started listening to increasingly complex music and that's how Montfaucon evolved, both technically and compositionally."
Inspired as much by the literature of Victor Hugo and the history of the Middle Ages as by the numerous bands that motivated Valentin to first pick up a guitar, Montfaucon achieves a sound that's at once brutal and beautiful, alternately direct and dizzying.
From one song to the next, there are hints of well-known acts such as Satyricon, Darkthone, Cradle of Filth, Death, Opeth and Pink Floyd, as well as traces of more obscure artists, including Lux Occulta, Dominion and My Dying Bride. Regardless of how many rocky paths, dense forests or barren wastelands Montfaucon explore sonically, the six epic songs on Renaissance are unified by the haunting piano and keyboard lines of Valentin's songwriting partner Michel Cadenzar, who still lives in the duo's native land.
"All the music came out of lots of experiments," Valentin says. "I liked [our new track] 'Insanity' very much but I wanted to experiment more with guitar and make the other songs less obvious. So, we tried everything: black metal, death metal, even progressive stuff. And then we found ways to tie everything together and make it work so it doesn't sound like 10 different bands going at once."
It's incredible that Valentin and Michel have crafted such diverse, high-impact and intensely melodic songs from opposite parts of the world. What's even more impressive is that as forward-thinking as the songs on Renaissance are, the skeletons were written years ago, and early versions of some of the tracks were played on metal radio in Uzbekistan, and were well received by the region's loyal underground scene. The band even played shows in the country with a different line-up.
But then Valentin relocated to the U.S. to work as a software developer, while Michel continued to work on computers in his home town. For a while, Montfaucon was on ice. But after a few years in limbo the players discovered that raw determination, and a little technology, can break the bonds of distance. When Valentin went back home to Tashkent to visit friends and family, he and Michel decided to resurrect Montfaucon by trading files back and forth over the internet.
When it was time for Valentin to start putting Renaissance together back in his home studio in San Francisco, he struggled at first to find the right gear and learn how to use it. Since he didn't have much experience with home recording, he experienced several setbacks. To make sure the songs sounded as good on the digital files as they did when he played them in his living room, Valentin hired The Faceless guitarist Michael Keene to help him assemble a rig that would yield a high quality recording.
"I thought he would be good to teach me because he actually recorded great sounding Faceless albums in his living room," Valentin says. "He gave me very good advice and we were able to make the guitars sound really strong."
For metal fans who are excited to hear more, Montfaucon are already working on five or six new death / prog songs that will leave listeners speechless. Until then, Renaissance should be inspiring and enthralling enough to keep listeners completely satisfied. Stay tuned for more updates leading up to the release of Renaissance in February.
'Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ the second album from Welsh doom crew Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard was released earlier this year just 9 months after their debut ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth. Once again produced by Chris (Conan) Fielding, it was without doubt a whopping great slab of heaviness. Those who’ve investigated beyond the name, have already discovered that both the band and their music are deadly serious, and though MWWB may share sonic alliances with likes of Conan, Windhand and Yob, the many who tuned into their debut have discovered that MWWB don’t stick to the usual tropes, and are a unique proposition, with a sound all their own. The guitars are down-tuned to ‘Z,’ the guitar tone is tar thick and the riffs massive and full of hooks ... of course.
But with the soaring, angelic, multi textured vocals of Jessica Ball, MWWB have added an extra dimension to what’s considered doom. Not your normal melodramatic dark chanteuse here pilgrims, more like MWWB’s secret weapon, a vein of crystal in the rock. In fact it’s a combination, which sounds both startling and often beautiful. Like if Liz Fraser had fronted Kyuss or Sleep ... though that’s too simplistic a comparison.
Now the band are set to tour the UK in February 2017 with fellow expansive doom enthusiasts OHHMS.
Thursday, 9th February Club Ifor Bach - Cardiff*
Saturday, 11th February, The Phoenix - Coventry
Sunday,12th February, The Sanctuary - Basingstoke
Monday, 13th February, The Cellar - Oxford
Tuesday, 14th February, The Northumberland Arms - Newcastle*
Wednesday, 15th February, The Stag & Hounds - Bristol
Thursday, 16th February, The Anvil - Bournemouth
Friday, 17th February, The Scene Club - Swansea
Saturday, 18th February, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - Brighton
*Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard only
Gothic, one of the best Romanian Metal bands, proudly unveils the cover artwork and release date for their upcoming full-length, "Demons"!
Demons will be released on the 14th of January 2017 via Loud Rage Music, and represents the band's best work to date and at the same time an anniversary present for their fans marking 24 years of activity! The cover artwork was produced by the band's bass player Talpai "Taly" Csaba.
Established back in 1992 by Alin Petrut in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania, the band became in a short period of time one of the most respected Metal bands in the country and kept the same statute to this day by touring extensively within Romania and abroad all over Europe, playing alongside acts like Manowar, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Korpiklaani, Gojira, Napalm Death, Decapitated, and many more.
In anticipation of the new album Gothic released a new video for the track 'Demons', streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouwS141W_Bs
More news will follow soon! Beware the Demons!.
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