Ukrainian Doom / Death metal band Polynove Pole have signed with Moon records! On The Edge Of The Abyss available worldwide via all important digital stores! http://moon.ua/en/muzika-angl/on-the-edge-of-the-abyss.html
Polynove Pole (Ukrainian: “Wormwood Field”) was formed in the fall of 2004 in Lviv, Ukraine.
After the first demo recordings in 2005, the band started to perform at local concerts, and then on rock festivals of western Ukraine and Kyiv. In the beginning of 2008, the first EP “Pure Souls” was officially released, and at the end of the same year a full-length album On Seven Winds as well.
Due to active concert activity and selection of musician line-up, the band came to prominence as one of the leading groups of Western Ukraine. New songs of Polynove Pole were represented in tribute-albums and collections of Ukrainian rock music.
The band’s next EP, Under the Cold Stone, was released in 2009 and became the heaviest and the most melodic at that time in the discography.
Since 2010, a long pause has taken place in the history of the band. After taking time off, the band joined forces with new members and resumed work on new material. The band resurgence started in November 2017, with a new release, On The Edge Of The Abyss.
Polynove Pole delivered the record with lyrics that appeared in Ukrainian and English for the first time.
Slovenian priestesses of doom Mist have released a new song "Disembody Me" from their anticipated debut album "Free Me Of The Sun", which will be released on June 1st, 2018, via Soulseller Records.
Mist - Disembody Me: https://youtu.be/jz7B3sUUAT4
After a demo and 2 EP's, this year, Mist will release ten brand new songs on their first full-length album titled "Free Me Of The Sun". Staying true to their traditional doom roots the band builds upon strong riffs with bright female vocals and epic guitar solos. The album was recorded in Studio Ork, produced and mixed by Benjamin Kic and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (Candlemass, Pentagram, Darkthrone, Exodus) from Temple Of Disharmony. With this release Mist are starting a new chapter on their path in the depths of doom.
Following the announcement that Ritual Productions has expanded its roster with the signing of Drug Cult - a four-piece occultist doom collective – we now unveil a new video for the opening track ‘Serpent Therapy’, in addition to the debut rite’s track-listing and artwork.
‘Serpent Therapy’ summons you into Drug Cult’s realm of mystic prowess, channelling our deep connection between the spiritual and natural world. Serpentine energy is known for being the vessel to this self-analysis, focused on releasing fears and displacing evil.
Directed by Nat Collins, hypnotic and bewitching imagery of the ceremonial relationship
between spirit, self and nature transmutes into a psychedelic and transformative daze.
Allow the cult to coil around your psyche and watch the full video, now streaming over at Cvlt Nation…
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘SERPENT THERAPY’ VIA CVLT NATION
We also reveal the artwork and track-listing for the self-titled rite, with the artistic vision formed courtesy of The End Collective.
The rite is a 9-track vortex of majestic heaviness laced with an evocative psychedelic haze, whereby classic melodies meld with fuzz-drenched riffs cultivating an enticing potion of techni-colour wickedness. Although a grooving heavyweight tone drives throughout the rite, a darkened presence is forever evident, hexing you into Drug Cult’s realm.
Formed at the edge of Mt. Jerusalem in the hills of Mullumbimby, Australia, Drug Cult is the alchemic workings of guitarist Vin Steele (ex. Wolfmother, Megaritual, Sun Of Man), vocalist Aasha Tozer, drummer Dale Walker (Megaritual, Sun Of Man) and bassist Maggie Schreiber. Their elemental craft has been brewing since April 2015, shaping the vision of a heavy celestial voyage through atmospheric sound connection.
The band's first offering was recorded live at Rocking Horse Studios, Byron Bay during Solstice December 2016, with George Carpenter at the recording and production helm and mastered by Brian Lucey of Magic Garden Mastering.
The S/T rite, with the Ritual Productions imprint, is set to be released this June 1st on LP, CD & digital download. Stay alert for further updates on the stirrings of the cult.
Polish doom-death veterans Mordor announce the release of their first album in 21 years. Entitled “Darkness...” the new album will be released through Pagan Records on 20 April 2018. The artwork has been created by Arkadiusz Zając, and the graphic design was done by Mentalporn.
View “Darkness...” teaser: https://youtu.be/6L6C-l9MXnk
Mordor are one of the precursors of Polish doom metal. Established in 1990 in Częstochowa, they have quickly become one of the most respected Polish doom-death bands. This was confirmed with the favourable response to their “Nothing” (1992) demo and the debut album “Prayer to…” (1993), both receiving positive reviews from around the world.
The comeback album, “Darkness…”, was recorded at No Solace Studio with production duties taken care of by M. of Mgła fame. Consisting of six tracks, it is a return to the band’s roots, naturally continuing from the band’s days in the early 90s when Mordor where one of the first representatives of Polish doom-death metal. Listeners should expect heavy riffs, strong, deep vocals and a massive sound. In short, it is a return to the old atmosphere with a much stronger sound.
American doomsters Witch Mountain announce release date of May 25th for self-titled album (Svart Records)
Witch Mountain return from their three-plus-year hiatus with a refreshed line-up (new singer Kayla Dixon and bass player Justin Brown join band stalwarts Rob Wong and Nate Carson) and a new album: Witch Mountain (May 25, Svart Records).
“We’ve always been a patient band,” said founding member/drummer Nathan Carson. “Thanks to all of the touring Rob and I have done with Justin and Kayla over the last three years, we were able to make this album as a full-fledged, road-tested, family unit. Over twenty years, Witch Mountain has never peaked; each record and tour are better than the last. It was a tiny scene when we started, and even though it’s incredibly saturated now, own unique twist on Northwestern doom has continued to set us apart. I can’t wait to share the latest and greatest album with our fans.”
The five-song release features the aforementioned new singer, Kayla Dixon, who had large shoes to fill when Uta Plotkin announced she was moving on following the release of Mobile of Angels. NPR said of Dixon’s abilities: "Kayla Dixon is a rarity in doom-metal, a singer with soul, dynamism, drama, control and poise. There's proficiency in her voice, but she knows that the blues — especially heavy-metal blues — rolls like thunder and wanders like a diva dancing around. She's got a gift for righteously nailing the perfect note.”
Peruvian doom-death cult Antichrist stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Pax Moriendi, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release today via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Antichrist's Pax Moriendi in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in 2004 but not really kicking into recorded gear until a decade later, Antichrist soon released a steady stream of demos between 2014 and 2016. Through this requisite underground graft, the trio studiously perfected their craft, shaping its huge 'n' haunting foundation - the doom-death trinity of Thergothon, Unholy, and Winter - into something qualitatively their own. And indeed, across the five-song/45-minute Pax Moriendi, the listener is taken down into sewers a mile deep (or more), tweaking that immortal doom-death schematic into something righteously foul and filthy but still well within the range of melancholic human experience. Crushing-yet-ethereal chords reverberate through the forlorn night, and ever deeper into one's worst corners of their subconscious; the attack is slow yet insistent early on, with the foulness and filth flung liberally, to either alienate part-timers or beckon the most intrepid of souls. Then, as the album plays on, Pax Moriendi reveals a wounded sort of slo-mo melody, a blanching vulnerability, shedding its layers of metaphysical/spiritual garbage for the laid-bare/laid-to-rest epiphany of climactic closer "You Will Never See Sun Light."
Australia's stone pillar of funereal dirge, Mournful Congregation today premiere the new track "Whispering Spiritscapes" at Legacy magazine's website. The track hails from the band's massive fifth album, The Incubus Of Karma, set for European & UK release on March 23rd via Osmose Productions. Hear Mournful Congregation's "Whispering Spiritscapes" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
More than six years have passed since the release of Mournful Congregation's regal fourth full-length, The Book Of Kings. Since that time, the band made several trips to Europe and the US and released a mini-album Conrcrescence Of The Sophia, increasing their reputation as the pinnacle of extreme/funeral doom and one of the most influential bands in the entire genre.
Throughout these intervening years, Mournful Congregation set to the task of meticulously crafting a new masterpiece, now presented in the form of the crown jewel titled The Incubus Of Karma. Everything that has made this band the unchallenged masters of this style since The Monad Of Creation is here: the agonizing weight of extreme doom riffs, bitterly somber dissonance, a painterly attention to detail and arrangement, and the vocals summoned from the deepest hole. And as with each album before, the band expands upon their unique progressive tendencies, weaving beautifully constructed solos and lengthy virtuoso interludes into a bleak yet intricate tapestry of stately grandeur. The Incubus Of Karma also marks the band's first album with drummer Tim Call (Nightfell, Weregoat, Sempiternal Dusk, Aldebaran).
An incredible 25 years into their existence, Mournful Congregation persists in refining and perfecting their immortal art on The Incubus Of Karma. Reaching innovative new heights, within the bounds they have created for themselves, the bounds in which a multitude of newer bands now draw from like a wellspring, Mournful Congregation cast a giant shadow, steadfastly towering over the landscape like a monolithic obelisk.
In the meantime, hear the just-revealed "Whispering Spiritscapes" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Legacy, Germany's premier extreme metal authority. Additionally, the album's nearly 15-minute "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" can be heard in its entirety HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel.
Godz Ov War Productions are pleased to announce the signing of a covenant with the Alaskan quartet DRUJ. Music-wise, this young but talented band provide an atmospheric and ritual mixture of blackened doom metal with dissonant sludge that wraps up a message strongly inspired by the Zoroastrian mythology and Sumerian traditions. Currently, DRUJ members are working in the studio on their debut album which will feature six premiere tracks, including one instrumental track. The album premiere was planned for the second half of 2018.
If you want to find out what you are about to face, make sure to check out their two-track EP titled 'The Malignant Dweller' available for streaming at this location: https://ersetu.bandcamp.com/releases
Sean Holladay - Guitars
Connor Tetlow - Guitars
Wayne DeWilde - Bass
Adam Kimball - Drums
More info about DRUJ: Facebook
Greece's On Thorns I Lay premiere "Erevos" video via Invisible Oranges; Aegean Sorrow pre-orders available
In less than one-month, Greek death doom veterans On Thorns I Lay will unleash their anticipated new full-length Aegean Sorrow, upon the masses.
In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges is hosting the official premiere of the band's video for "Erevos," issuing of the work:-
"On Thorns I Lay wastes no time as they launch with zero fanfare or fussiness into the song's earworm of a primary melody. Ringing out over beefy chords and ominous drums, this strong melody (and its later counterpart) will play on repeat in the heads of listeners long after the song has concluded. Midway through the track, the band spice things up with a new riff that makes use of a few unanticipated chord changes as well as a truncated measure of just two beats at the end of its phrase. These additional beats stand out in stark contrast to the rest of the song, in which On Thorns I Lay favour intuitively comfortable sets of four-bar phrases so as not to detract from the overwhelming melancholy in the atmosphere. As if one absurdly catchy lead wasn't enough, the band deliver a second only moments later, after a brief interlude of acoustic guitar and tom fills. The guitar solo then returns, this time as a lead with layered vocals, before ceding the floor back to the second central melody to finish out the song. Led by the domineering presence of vocalist and bassist Stefanos Kintzoglou with one of his strongest and most consistent performances yet, On Thorns I Lay are as powerful and poignant as ever."
View "Erevos," courtesy of Invisible Oranges, at THIS LOCATION.
On Thorns I Lay's 'Aegean Sorrow' will see release on CD and digital formats via Alone Records and on vinyl via The Vinyl Division on March 12th. For CD pre-orders, go to this location. For vinyl orders, go HERE.
Aegean Sorrow was captured at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh etc.) and mixed and mastered at Unisound AB Studio by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Pan.Thy.Monium, Incision etc.). Easily among the most intense records of their more than twenty-year career, Aegean Sorrow fuses seemingly clashing concepts of catchy melodies and an incessantly mournful ambiance throughout.
"We never stopped listening to our favourite albums - simple atmospheric doom death metal music since our formative years - so this is how Aegean Sorrow was created," the band notes. "It is a mix taken from our first demos and our first four albums back in the '90s, but with a modern sound. It is exactly what we love to hear, first of all, as fans. No trends, just pure feelings and music. Aegean Sorrow is the music we have dreamed of since we were teenagers. Waves of emotions flow over and over; it is a magical journey into the depth of our soul."
On Thorns I Lay began as a death metal band in 1992 under the name of Paralysis. By 1993 they changed their name to Phlebotomy and released the Beyond The Chaos demo and the Dawn Of Grief EP. The following year they settled on the name On Thorns I Lay and recorded the Voluptuous demo which draw attention of France's Holy Records who went on to release the death/doom sounds of their Sound Of Beautiful Experience debut. The band released five more albums and played countless shows and top festivals with the likes of Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Septic Flesh, and many more before going on a twelve-year hiatus. 2015's Eternal Silence meant the return of the band, back to the roots, playing traditional gothic-inspired doom metal at its best and reaping critical accolades from fans and media across the globe. And now, 2018 ushers in Aegean Sorrow.
The smoking debut full-length, Under The Mountain, from Scotland-based doom metal faction King Witch is set for release in North America on March 16th via Listenable Records. Unleashed last week in Europe, the record is as melodic as it is monolithic, taking its listener on a journey from soulful doom to full-tilt metal mayhem. Stream / Share King Witch's Under The Mountain at this location.
Under The Mountain was recorded and produced by guitarist Jamie Gilchrist at their underground studio in their home city of Edinburgh, mixed and mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Acolyte) in Southport and comes swathed in artwork created by vocalist Laura Donnelly. The record serves as King Witch's follow-up to their debut EP, Shoulders Of Giants. Influenced by everything from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Mastodon and High On Fire, Under The Mountain boasts nine riff-laden tracks offset by Donnelly's powerful yet bewitching vocals.
King Witch's Under The Mountain is streaming in full at the official Listenable Records Bandcamp page at this location.
Order Under The Mountain today at this location.
Formed in early 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, King Witch manifests a potent and heavy brew of old school metal and the meatiest of '70s classic rock. In a time where many seek to stick rigidly within the confines of their chosen genre, King Witch simply writes the songs they want to play.
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