Dimlight are excited and proud to present to you the cover of our orchestral album, “A symphony of horrors” (Artwork by: Invoker Peter, graphics by Melina Zarkadi): are you ready for the very Underworld’s soundtrack? Follow us through sunless paths and under cyclopean basaltic arcades of inhuman proportions and mind-distorting geometry on a journey through the tortured realm of the dead in ten parts.
(Mix and mastered by Invoker Peter at Dark Cortex studio)
First formed in 2006, Dimlight are highly active in live performances worldwide, touring from Europe to the Middle East and sharing a stage with such talent as Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica, Septic Flesh, Firewind, Annihilator, The Haunted and many more. Their first album, “Obtenebration” debuted in 2009, followed by “Psychosynthesis”, in 2012. Despite a rising tide of difficulties and misfortunes that would have justified any band to quit, Dimlight pressed on through the storm and in 2015 they released their concept album “The Lost Chapters”, confirming their resilience, passion and dedication to delivering high quality extreme music which always pushes the envelope with each step of the way.
Invoker Peter: Guitar / Vocals
Nikolas: Guitar / Bass
Apostolis: Orchestra Composer
Official Site: http://www.dimlightband.com/
New Zealand's Melodic Death / Doom duo Lysithea release new album via German label Naturmacht Prods.
The New Zealand melodic death/doom based duo Lysithea return with their new full-length opus 'Star-Crossed' and releasing it today via the German sub-label, Naturmacht Productions.
The follow up to 2015's 'Realms', Star-Crossed tells a dark tale of love, loss and mortality. Weaving soaring leads, punishing roars and a dense, unearthly atmosphere, Star-Crossed finds the band at its most pensive and powerful.
Norwegian ultra-doom titans Abyssic stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, High the Memory, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on February 22nd via Osmose Productions, hear Abyssic's High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Abyssic is a unique symbiosis of atmospheric approaches in funeral death/doom, with black and prog influences. The signature is enhanced by orchestrations with Mellotron, Minimoog, and upright bass.
Abyssic is a result of a collaboration between Memnock (Susperia), Elvorn (Susperia), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth, Profane Burial), and together with Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn), they recorded the debut album A Winter's Tale in February 2016 for Osmose Productions.
Later in 2016, Tjodalv (Susperia, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child) and Makhashanah (AKA Henriette Bordvik - Asagraum [live], ex-Sirenia) joined Abyssic, and together with Memnock, Elvorn, and Aaslie, they bring you the Abyssic darkness with album #2, High The Memory.
In the lead up to its international release this Friday, hear High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 join the Napalm Family! With their unique blackened death/doom metal sound, 1914 leads you back in one of the darkest chapters of the last century - they breathe The Great War!
Strongly influenced by genre pioneers like Bolt Thrower and Entombed, 1914 have already released two full length albums, Eschatology of War (2015) and The Blind Leading The Blind (2018), which making them one of the most talked about newer bands in the genre. From now on they are part of the Napalm roster!
1914 on the signing:
“We’re so excited to work with Napalm Records, the label we know very well and fully respect. We hope our cooperation will be really fruitful and awesome. 1914 want to tell the world about The Great War, about its horrors and the senselessness of war and murders. For us, the partnership with Napalm Records is a great chance to spread these ideas all over the globe, a chance to tell everyone that war is hell, that it’s only death, mud and fear, so fuck the wars!
Be sure, we are going to take full advantage of this chance. And for all those who consider our music as political, we can say ‘just go fuck yourself’ because the worst things to have ever happened with this world are religions, ideologies and their followers.”
Sebastian Muench A&R Napalm Records on the signing:
“Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Ukraine's blackened death / doom metal band 1914 and will re-release the epic album The Blind Leading The Blind later in the year. 1914 plays the most exciting war topic related death metal since the glory days of Bolt Thrower. Intriguing death / doom metal as the soundtrack of the hopeless, muddy trench war of WWI!”
“It’s neither about politics, nor about propaganda - it’s just war, trenches, fear, hopelessness and endless death around of you” -1914-
Dive head-first in the gruel days of The Great War and watch “Stoßtrupp 1917” HERE:
Vocal - 2.Division, Infanterie-Regiment Nr.147, Oberleutnant – Ditmar Kumar
Guitar - 37.Division, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.73, Wachtmeister - Liam Fessen
Guitar - 5.Division, Ulanen-Regiment Nr.3, Sergeant - Vitalis Winkelhock
Bass - 9.Division, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.7, Unteroffizier - Armin von Heinessen
Drums - 33.Division, 7.Thueringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.96, Gefreiter - Rusty Potoplacht
Earlier this year, fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings Mac Sabbath finally had the chance to perform for the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, and it was all caught on camera! Get an exclusive look at the very first time three generations of the Osbournes - Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Jack's daughter - met and witnessed a Mac Sabbath performance via Rolling Stone now! Watch here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/see-ozzy-osbourne-meet-mcdonalds-themed-black-sabbath-parody-band-767637/
Mysterious Mac Sabbath frontman Ronald Osbourne emerged from his basement bunker to tell Rolling Stone:-
"Being Ronald Osbourne, the front-clown for Mac Sabbath, isn't easy. I have to meet all these fry-by-night 'Drive-through metal' icons like Burger King Diamond, Cinnibon Jovi and KFCC DeVille, look them in the eye and pretend like my indigestion is not acting up. Today is quite different. Today I met Ozzy Freaking Osbourne. Some big clown shoes to fill."
Los Angeles area Mac Sabbath fans - don't miss your chance to see the band headline their Pre-New Year's Eve show with support from the legendary Dickies, PPL MVR and Captured by Robots on December 28 at 8:00 PM (doors at 7:00 PM) at the Fonda Theatre! Read more about the show here: www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/363056
While online, watch the band's latest music video for "Sweet Beef" here: https://youtu.be/sIFZ-tzM_Sc
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by LA Weekly.
“Too Close To Me” is the new music video from Belgian Post Doom band “Splendidula”, released on December 14th 2018. The concept was created by Splendidula, as well as the production and editing of the video. The music was recorded in collaboration with JDB at Splendidula’s home studio, and mixed and mastered by Hearse Studio, Belgium. “Too Close To Me” is a song from Splendidula’s second album “Post Mortem”, released by Inverse Records on December 14th 2018.
"I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and a jug of wine and a straight razor... if you get too close to me" - Charles Manson
Watch Music Video: https://youtu.be/cniY_7DjU70
Listen to the album:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qsosx8
ORDER Post Mortem CD: https://bit.ly/2OV84R7
Vocals: Kristien Cools
Guitar & vocals: Pieter Houben
Guitar: David Vandegoor
Bass: Peter Chromiak
Drums: Joachim Taminau
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
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
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.
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