Veil of Conspiracy are ready to release their debut album Me, Us and Them via Revalve Records on February 8th.
The Band has gone through different musical phases to reach a more mature and defined sound in 2017, composing songs increasingly influenced by an obscure but at the same time elegant and refined mood. Inspired by big names like Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore and Soen, Veil of Conspiracy is a unique musical reality in the Italian metal scene, merging the Nordic power of the guitars with the attention to the melody and a progressive elegance, without neglecting the importance of the lyrics.
The main theme of “Me, Us and Them” is the mental illness in his darkest and most evil expressions. Schizofrenia, depression, sorrow and desperation howl through obscure riffs and moaning arpeggios, powerful rhythm sections and a union of dramatic clean and desperate screaming vocals, even recalling the ‘70s prog rock experiences.
Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week are Italian Heavy Doomsters Circle Of Witches
Circle Of Witches is a heavy metal band with doom influences formed in Italy in 2004 by the will of Mario Bove (lead voice and guitar). Through the years they featured in hundreds of live shows and festivals, recorded a bunch of demos, two EP’s and three full-length album with the newest going by the title of Natural Born Sinners and scheduled for release via Sliptrick Records in the early months of 2019. The band has been honoured to share the stage with famous artists like Candlemass, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Dark Tranquillity, Decapitated, Melechesh, to name just a few.
In the early days, the band played a raw stoner metal, with strong roots belonging to ‘70s hard and heavy. They had gigs in small clubs and parties, keeping their activity strictly in Italy, always searching for a new stage but showing no real interest in dealing with labels. In 2013 they joined forces with Polish producer Bart Gabriel (Sacred Steel, Crystal Viper, Burning Starr) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka (Lonewolf, Sabaton, Mortician). They recorded Rock The Evil, a ten tracks album blending heavy metal and stoner, bringing Circle Of Witches closer to Motorhead’s granitic sound and united with the dark riffing of Black Sabbath and the harsh impact of the NWOBHM. A few months later Circle of Witches inked a deal with Metal Tank Records which published the album in February 2014, followed by the promotional tour.
In January 2017 the band hunkered down in Alpha Omega Studios on Lake Como to record the brand new album Natural Born Sinners produced by Alex Azzali and Nicholas Barker (Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Testament). This new chapter is focused upon the concept of riot and rebels of the past such as Lucifer, Spartacus, Anton Lavey, Giordano Bruno. The eleven tracks mark the path of heavy metal and doom influences with a sound that brings to mind Judas Priest, Grand Magus and Candlemass.
Circle Of Witches are:
Mario Bove – Vocals/Guitar
Joe Dardano – Guitar
Tony Farabella – Bass/Back Vocals
Joey Coppola – Drums
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Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just launched a lyric video as second advance single for their upcoming sophomore release, Bicéfalo, that will see the light on December 18th through Xtreem Music. Titled "Huesos," you can see & hear the video HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel.
Sönambula was born in 2015, releasing an EP, Hilen Argia, that same year and a full-length album, Secuela, in 2016. The band spent the following years playing all over the country and gaining a good reputation, which caught the attention of Xtreem Music, who signed them for the release of their upcoming second album, Bicéfalo. Cover artwork was made by Igor Mugerza (Aposento, Famishgod, Ouija, Dormanth)
The style of Sönambula style can be defined as a raw, heavy, and dark blend of death, doom, and sludge, drawing influences from bands like Winter, Autopsy, early Asphyx, Celtic Frost, Nihilist, and Coffins
Release date for "Bicéfalo" will be December 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. In the meantime, hear the new track "Huesos" HERE at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel. Also hear the previously revealed "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Spain's Onirophagus reveal first track, cover and tracklisting for new album "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)"
Spanish Doom / Death sextet Onirophagus have just finished work on their second album, "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)", which will be released internationally on February 19th, 2019 through Xtreem Music.
Five years have passed since the release of their first album, "Prehuman", in September 2013, a time frame where Onirophagus have suffered some line-up changes but still managed to retain the essence of their sound, turning it even heavier and darker, creating a monumental opus divided into four acts with a total running time of almost one hour! The style of Onirophagus is a deep doom/ death with noticeable influences from bands like Ophis, Evoken, Necros Christos, Morgion, and My Dying Bride.
Release date for Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction) will be February 19th, 2019 through Xtreem Music on CD format. Hear the new track "Dark River" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Somnambulic doom metallers Vanishing Kids stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fourth album, Heavy Dreamer, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on November 30th via Svart Records, hear Vanishing Kids' Heavy Dreamer in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Wisconsin, Vanishing Kids has been an ever-evolving artistic and musical journey since the early 2000s, with core members and founders Jason Hartman (Jex Thoth) and Nikki Drohomyreky on vocals. As kids of the '70s and '80s who grew up on metal, prog rock, krautrock, psych, punk, and goth, they have managed to carve out a niche of their own for themselves.
The band's newest and most powerful culmination arose when Jason Hartman’s childhood hero - and Midwest metal legend - Jerry Sofran (Lethal Heathen, Mirrored Image) joined in 2013. Shortly thereafter, the hard-hitting Hart Allan Miller (Wartorn, Deathwish, Tenement) joined on drums to complete the line-up.
Being the first full-length outing from Vanishing Kids in over five years, Heavy Dreamer is soaked in captivating shoegazey fuzz vaguely reminiscent of what My Bloody Valentine would sound like had they grown up on a diet of psychedelic doom metal and occult rock.
Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Also hear - and especially see - for yourself with the previously revealed video for "Creation" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Lithuania's Stranguliatorius sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; "Rope, Soap, Tabouret" set for release on December 28th
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Lithuanian Death / Doom brutal beasts Stranguliatorius and are set to release their new album entitled "Rope, Soap, Tabouret" December 28th on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description:
"Stranguliatorius make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the filthy album "Rope, Soap, Tabouret"! Born in the stinking primordial land of Lithuania, Stranguliatorius present a raw old school blend of Deathgrinding Doom madness. "Rope, Soap, Tabouret" is loaded with cut-throat crusty riffs, head smashing blastbeats and face-melting growls of torment. Stranguliatorius are thirsty for blood, and hungry for flesh... ready to bash your brains in, then deliver your corpse to the surgeons of the morgue, to be gutted and buried in an unmarked grave! A must have release for fans of early Carcass, Coffins, Anatomia, Haemorrhage, Impetigo, Asphyx, Unleashed, Autopsy and Bolt Thrower"
Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd185.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/rope-soap-tabouret
Pre-order the T-Shirt for only $15 at https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/stranguliatorius-rope-soap-tabouret-t-shirt
Listen to the track "Morgue Surgeons" at https://youtu.be/hv10GaRj_Cw
HPGD Official Website: http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/
HPGD on BandCamp: http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/
HPGD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/horrorpaingoredeath/posts/
HPGD on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath
HPGD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hpgd666
HPGD on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath/videos
French doomlords Witchthroat Serpent stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Swallow the Venom, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on November 23rd via Svart Records, hear Witchthroat Serpent's Swallow the Venom in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Toulouse, Witchthroat Serpent have dabbled in unnatural psychedelia and the black arts for some time now, producing fine pieces of vinyl such as the critically acclaimed slab of ultra-doom Sang-Dragon in 2016. This November, the group are returning with venom, as the serpentine new album Swallow The Venom hits turntables across the riff-worshiping world.
From the pagan chants of "Feu Sacré" to the aggressive trance of "Might of the Unfailing Source," Witchthroat Serpent have expanded their weaponry and truly mastered their art. Split into eight consciousness-expanding tracks, Swallow The Venom presents a dangerous expedition into the nether-regions of esoteric doom metal, filled with strange mind-altering plants, low frequencies, and rites of strange cults. Armed with the fire of Fallen Angel, Witchthroat Serpent are a force to be reckoned with.
Feel the full force of that reckoning exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear - and see - the previously revealed video for "Scorpent Serpion" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel.
Canada-based mantra doom act Zaum has signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records.
Zaum is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic, doomy mantra-based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string, and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can coexist and be understood from a natural perspective.
Zaums most recent full-length musical chapter, Eidolon, was released in October of 2016 via I Hate Records. In their few years as an active, touring band Zaum has performed over two-hundred shows including support stints for Voivod, Cauldron, Mars Red Sky, and Bison as well as showcases at Roadburn, Haywire Festival, and Incubate.
Zaum is currently composing new material for their next full-length, slated for a spring 2019 release via Listenable.
In the meantime, check out the band's mesmerizing live performance of "Influence Of The Magi" (taken from Eidolon) at THIS LOCATION.
Kyle Alexander McDonald - vocals, bass, textures
Christopher Lewis - drums, percussion
Nawal Doucette - visual performance art, ambiance
Australian doom lords Lucifer's Fall reveal the new track "Unknown Unnamed" at stoner/doom authority DoomedAndStoned.com. The track hails from a special collection from fittingly titled Tales From The Crypt, set for international release on December 17th Sun & Moon Records. Collecting a lucky 13 rare tracks for more than an hour's worth of music, this is both a perfect introduction to and essential piece of Lucifer's Fall. Hear Lucifer's Fall's "Unknown Unnamed" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Indeed, since 2013, Lucifer's Fall have been kicking up a storm in the underground with their raucous 'n' rowdy form of traditional, rocking DOOM. Staunchly DIY, they self-released their self-titled debut album in 2014, which was picked up by Hammerheart for physical release less than a year later. Since then, the band kept recording and self-releasing demos and EPs, with their second album, II: Cursed & Damned, arriving in 2016 and then followed by yet more self-released demos and EPs. A restless bunch Lucifer's Fall are, but surely that's to be expected when your doom's this rabble-rousing?
For those who've ever been curious about what Lucifer's Fall have been doing all this time, then Tales From The Crypt is the perfect place to feel the band's brand of black magick. Encompassing both rough 'n' raw rockers and spooky rehearsal tracks, plus some surprise covers along the way, Tales From The Crypt is a crypt-kicking good time! Every face and facet of Lucifer's Fall is accounted for here; resisting their addicting charm is nigh impossible. You'll be "Trapped in Satan's Chains" before you know it, fighting off the "Dirty Shits" right and left. And if that doesn't sound fun? Then "Fuck You - We're Lucifer's Fall!"
Step into The Crypt with the newly revealed track "Unknown Unnamed" exclusively HERE, courtesy of DoomedAndStoned.com. Also hear the aforementioned "Dirty Shits" HERE at Sun & Moon's Soundcloud.
Australian doom/sludge combo Sumeru are proud to present their brand new music video for the song "Embrace The Cold", the second single from their sophomore full length, 'Summon Destroyer', available from October the 26th, 2018 through WormholeDeath/Aural Music (CD/Digital), Mallevs Records (Tape) & Medusa Crush Recordings (Tape).
Watch here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztqIg8IIY3Y&feature=youtu.be
‘Embrace The Cold’ is the second single and first music video from ‘Summon Destroyer’. A blackened march of desolation and darkness heightened by aggressive and cutting visuals, ‘Embrace The Cold’ offers viewers a glimpse into Sumeru’s relentlessly intense live show and demonstrates the bands ability to conjure numinous madness against the backdrop of an empty void. Video Created by Matthew Power.
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