On June 7th, Robustfellow Prods. has released the new album from Azerbaijan's hypnotic stoner / doom metal unit, Pyraweed.
The band has toured Europe for several times, having already performed at Germany's Wacken Open Air.
Their album "Green Jinn" is now released for the first time on CD format with an exclusive bonus track.
Order your copy here: - https://robustfellow.bandcamp.com/album/green-jinn-1
Ukraine's Doom/Death metal band Polynove Pole unveil a song from the upcoming album! Enjoy "Deceptive Reflections" right now:- https://youtu.be/Iu-N3lKOv9Y
Mix and mastering by "Morton Studio" (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Polynove Pole (eng. 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 capital city 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 PolynovePole 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”. Re-released on April 2018 by Moon records.
Polynove Pole delivered the record with lyrics that appeared in Ukrainian and English for the first time. At the moment band working on new album, Deceptive Reflections song from the coming album streaming now!
After several successful albums and an ever-increasing fan base, doom metallers Doomraiser have today announced that they have signed to Italian label Time To Kill Records for the release of their next album.
Formed in 2004, the Rome-based band have evolved into an instantly recognisable figurehead for those pushing doom metal into crushing new directions. Through the years the band have shared the stage with acts such as Electric Wizard, Reverend Bizarre, The Gates of Slumber and Orange Goblin and have been experimenting and contaminating their music with raw heavy metal, psychedelia and other influences.
Watch for details on the new album release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Doomraiser activities to be posted shortly.
Nicola Rossi – Vocals/Synth
Marco Montagna – Guitars
Giuseppe Nantini – Guitars
Andrea Caminiti – Bass
Daniele Amatori – Drums
Irish doom band Slomatics have just released their song "Gears of Despair" over at Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The song is taken from their upcoming album "Canyons" which will be released on June 14th via Black Bow Records.
Listen to the song here: http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2019/05/30/exclusive-premiere-hear-slomatics-turn-the-gears-of-despair/
Formed in Belfast late 2004, Slomatics aim to reduce riffs to a primal state of heaviness, to produce music which whilst imploding under its own weight, creates a joyous and euphoric state of well-being which can only be obtained with a slew of vintage amplifiers, fuzz pedals, analogue synths and an alarming array of percussion instruments.
This has endured through UK tours, gigs in Europe, five albums and a mountain of split/vinyl/cassette releases. 2012’s “A Hocht” was released to widespread critical acclaim, gaining support from around the world which was capped off with a deafening performance at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg.
The band's fourth album Estron was released Feb 2014 and has been mentioned as one of the Quietus' Best Of 2014 and nominated for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014. Their album Future Echo Returns was unleashed in September 2016 and their collaboration with Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard was released in 2018.
Gatefold Vinyl (3 colour variants) - https://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/slomatics-canyons-vinyl
Cd Digipak - https://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/slomatics-canyons-cd
Tape Cassette (strictly limited edition) - https://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/slomatics-canyons-tape-cassette
Ukraine's melodic Doom/Death metal band Polynove Pole has released a new track "Lights In The Fog", a small instrumental piano track, reminding cold Autumn rainy evenings and walking alone. It is dedicated to things we cannot forget but cannot turn back. In the middle of the album after heavy songs it sounds like a calm soundtrack to reflections.
https://youtu.be/XUxV3vqr3FMPolynove Pole 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 capital city 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 PolynovePole 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.
Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 will re-release their breakthrough album The Blind Leading The Blind on Napalm Records on May 31st! The album quickly sold through its initial pressing and is out of print now. 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!
“C’est mon dernier pigeon” is the first ever released official video by the Ukrainians. It illustrates the cruelty of one of the biggest battles in European history, the Battle of Verdun between Germany and France during The Great War. 1914 use historic weapons and surroundings to put the viewer directly into the trenches around Fort Vaux.
1914 on the new video:
“We proudly present you our first video for the song "C'est Mon Dernier pigeon". The events displayed in the video tell us the story of the Fort Vaux defence during the battle of Verdun in 1916. A handful of brave French soldiers under the command of Major Raynal resisted the outstanding German forces, numbered around 600 men the defenders were capable to destroy more than 3000 of the enemy soldiers but were doomed to fail. After the surrender of the fort garrison, the German army group commander Crown Prince Wilhelm, presented Major Raynal with a French officer's sword as a sign of respect. Surely, the appropriate act as for the last war of the gentlemen.”
Watch the new video HERE
Strongly influenced by genre heroes like Bolt Thrower and Entombed, 1914 released The Blind Leading The Blind, the follow up album for Eschatology of War (2015), on November 11th 2018, exactly 100 years after the end of WWI, which making them one of the most talked about bands in the genre.
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
Costa Rica's Age Of The Wolf have just released their new single "Goddess of the Hunt". The song is taken from their upcoming album Ouroboric Trances which will be released on May 17 via Aural Music.
Listen to the track here: https://www.indymetalvault.com/2019/05/07/track-premiere-age-of-the-wolf-goddess-of-the-hunt/
Pre-order here: https://ageofthewolf.bandcamp.com/album/ouroboric-trances
Christopher de Haan: Vocals, Guitars
Beto Ramirez: Vocals, Guitars
Jorge Camacho: Vocals, Bass
Gabriel Ortiz: Drums
The Swedish doom heavyweights Mammoth Storm are back: After the trio has just recently signed a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records, they are set to release their brand new album titled Alruna on June 28th 2019!
Formed in 2012, Mammoth Storm left an impressive first stamp with their critically acclaimed debut EP, Rite Of Ascension, followed by numerous shows all over Europe alongside acts such as Ahab and many more. Fornjot, the band's first full-length album released in 2015 with Napalm Records, gained Mammoth Storm the well-deserved, high praise by both fans and critics alike, while pursuing heavy as hell riffs in the name of doom.
Four years later, the band featuring Daniel Arvidsson (also in Draconian) on bass and vocals, drum & organ wizard Emil Ahlman and guitarist Christer Ström return to the scene with their sophomore storm of a mammoth album, Alruna. Says the band:-
"It feels great to finally be able to present a release date for our second album. It´s a strong album that clearly holds it´s own identity and shows our natural progression as a band. We´re proud of what we've achieved and curious to see how the scene will respond to it."
Named after the mythical plant Mandragora, Alruna is the enigmatic sequel to the highly appreciated debut album Fornjot. The album holds five new songs sprung from the same source as its predecessor but shows a broader range of expression and a somewhat different sound. The production has a rare deadly punch that animates the progression of Mammoth Storm into a new earth shaking experience. The deceptive silence has ceased, the storm is approaching!
Coming in LP, CD and Digital formats June 28th on Argonauta Records, the album pre-order of Mammoth Storm's Alruna has just started at:
Krakow's resident Doom Lords Monasterium have released a new song from forthcoming album Church of Bones. Stream "Liber Loagaeth" HERE.
Monasterium are set to release their sophomore opus Church of Bones May 6 on Nine Records. Expect nothing less than superb traditional doom metal that rumbles and burns, whilst crushing all under the weight of the band's mighty riffs!
In case you missed it, check out Monasterium's new lyric video for album-closer "The Last Templar," which features guest vocals from Forsaken's Leo Stivala.
"The Last Templar" (Lyric Video) - youtu.be/NOTsNmGBO_o
Monasterium is a Polish band founded in 2014 and dedicated to epic heavy/doom metal. All members of the brotherhood are experienced musicians sharing passion, common vision and belief in the power of traditional metal. These virtues brought them to their eponymous first full length album released in May 2016 by No Remorse Records.
'Monasterium' won critical acclaim of the metal underground and was promoted live at the highly esteemed European metal festivals: Hammer Of Doom, Up The Hammers, Malta Doom Metal Festival, Doom over Vienna and Seeds of Doom.
Michał Strzelecki - Vocals
Tomasz Gurgul - Guitars
Filip Malinowski - Bass
Maciej Berniak - Drums
Finnish melodic doom/death metal band Shadecrown has released a single ”Incomplete” from the upcoming second album "Riven”!
Check out the music video here: https://youtu.be/Y87kykwYD9I
Listen the single:
The second album "Riven" shall be released later this year. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by keyboardist and songwriter Saku Tammelin at Painwood Studio, Viitasaari, Finland.
Jari Hokka -Laulu
Joonas Vesamäki -Kitara
Tomi Tikka -Kitara
Saku Tammelin -Koskettimet
Janne Salmelin -Basso ja puhdas laulu
Kalle Varonen -Rummut
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