Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling”, it‘s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer).
Today PrimitaiI premiere the video for brands new track “Overdrive” with MetalTalk. Check it out here: http://www.metaltalk.net/news_eighteen/primitai_overdrive_premiere.php
Here‘s what the band had to say about it:
"This was the first song we wrote for this album, it's about how it feels to be firing on all cylinders again. We tell this through the tale of a Mad Max style character, knocking down everyone who stands in his way, settling old scores before carrying on his journey. The song has all that euphoria and drive channelled into it, alternating between fast, slamming riffs and big melodic chord progressions topped with soaring guitar and vocal harmonies. Our drummer Jonny beats the hell out of the kit and Sergio and I seem to be competing who can play more notes in their guitar solo, we really felt off the chain! " Serj
This April and May, Chicago post-metallers Snow Burial will embark on an eleven-date European tour with Cornwall doom outfit Monolithian. Beginning in the United Kingdom on April 23rd, circling through the continent, and closing with London's acclaimed Desertfest on May 5th, this tour will be Snow Burial's second trip across the pond.
Snow Burial recently recorded at the famed Electrical Audio in early 2018, crafting a split 7-inch with Iowa City’s doom maestros Aseethe (Thrill Jockey). The tapes and vinyl will be released courtesy of Hand Of Death Records.
The band commented, "We are beyond excited to get back to Europe and hit the road with our good friends in Monolithian. The opportunity to be a part of Desertfest and spend two weeks getting loud across an ocean is amazing and humbling. Add to that the chance to bring with us a brand new split tape with Aseethe from Hand of Death Records and we're on top of the world. "
Formed after a Shiner reunion show, Snow Burial established themselves in the American Midwest scene and released twin EPs Oxblood Siren (2013) and Oxblood Tides (2014). Through promoting the EPs and extensive regional touring, the band earned a reputation for their crushing sound and performances.
Following positive reviews, tours, and airplay, the band released their inaugural LP Victory In Ruin in January 2016. Snow Burial continued touring the US and UK in 2017, featuring an opening slot for Scott Kelly and Sanford Parker’s project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, with coverage from Metal Hammer Magazine and multiple blogs. In spring 2017, they proudly released a new song “Burn Down the Crown,” on the Unpresidented: DIY vs. Donald Trump benefit compilation.
*with Quietus (FR)
23.04.18 Portsmouth UK @ The Festing
25.04.18 Saint-Etienne FR @ The Thunderbird
26.04.18 Lille, FR @ Bobble Cafe*
27.04.18 Plzen, CZ @ Divadlo Pod Lampou
28.04.18 Kolin, CZ @ Bar Pod Hodinami
29.04.18 Biansko-Biala, PL @ Rudeboy Club
30.04.18 Jena, DE @ Cafe Wagner
02.05.18 Barnbury UK @ The Wheatsheaf
03.05.18 Plymouth, UK @ The Underground
04.05.18 Nottingham, UK @ EARTHMOVER Festival (Angel Microbrewery)
w/Primitive Man and Bismuth
05.05.18 London, UK @ DESERTFEST (The Dev)
Bury Tomorrow have announced the release of their fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), ‘Black Flame’, on July 13th. The band, who have this week been inviting fans to ‘Claim Their Flame’ via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, have also just released the album’s title track as the first single, complete with an accompanying music video at: http://www.smarturl.it/blackflamevideo
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'BLACK FLAME
By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal’s upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK’s most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.
That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.
Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fan-bases in the whole of rock music. A fan-base which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.
But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. ‘Black Flame’ is here, and it’s a record, and a movement, that’s going to spread like wildfire.
Pre-orders are available now at: www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame
Forthcoming live shows:
20 - Impericon Festival, Vienna, Austria
21 – Impericon Festival, Oberhausen, Denmark
23 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
25 – Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 – Orange House, Kiel, Germany
28 – Impericon Festival, Leipzig, Germany
1/2 – Rock am Ring / Rock Am Park
5 – Volxshaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
6 – In Fest, Milan, Italy
7 – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
9 – Download Festival, Donnington, England
15 – Download Fesitval, Paris, France
16 – Bas Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
18 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
19 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
21 – Graspop Metal, Dessel, Belgium
24 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
26 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Musikcentrum, Hannover, Germany
29 – Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Netherlands
30 – Vainstream Rockfest, Munster, Germany
After the release and critical acclaim for their debut album Awakening From Abyss, all female Japanese J-Metal group Lovebites continue their march towards world domination and here is the latest news on what’s coming up:
Lovebites – Awakening From Abyss.
Awakening From Abyss comes packed with 12 fantastic numbers from the 5 pronged attack courtesy of Asami (Lead Vocals), Midori (Guitar), Miho (Bass), Haruna (Drums) and Mi-ya (Guitar, Keyboards). The 4 tracks from The Lovebites EP are also present in re-worked and re-arranged versions that blend perfectly within Awakening From Abyss.
Each CD version of the album comes as a digipak with:
• A 20 page colour booklet
• English lyrics & liner notes by all 5 members
• A special sticker (1 of 5 collectibles)
Get your copy from: Amazon | iTunes | Shop Sliptrick & more
Listen to the whole of Awakening From Abyss on: Spotify
Asami – Lead Vocals | Midori – Guitar | Miho – Bass | Haruna – Drums | Mi-ya – Guitar, Keyboards
Band links: Official Website (eng) | Facebook | Twitter | On Sliptrick
nfected Dead unleashed their stunning debut EP Archaic Malevolence last December; six tracks of visceral death metal, brutal, catchy, influenced by genre leaders Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as a love of the occult and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Today the band offer up a brand new lyric video for ‘Resurrectionist’, edited and by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art. Vocalist Lou Ede speaks, “The great Nyarlathotep has returned, in ‘Resurrectionist’ he begins the incantations that will wake the old ones from their deathlike sleep and spread insanity throughout the land.”
Watch ‘The Resurrectionist’ - https://youtu.be/JrCd5uwo9Tw
From the rotten shores of the River Medway in Kent, UK, the 5-piece have honed a razor-sharp sound, underlined by their trademark breakneck speed and intense live shows, which has been quickly turning heads in the UK underground. Guitarist Alex Brown comments on the writing for their debut record, “From the start of the writing process for Archaic Malevolence it was always our intention to push ourselves. We wanted to enter uncharted territory and push the boundaries of what we could do technically and creatively. Inspired by modern day juggernauts such as Aborted, The Faceless, Nile and countless others we feel this release is the perfect balance of unrestrained brutality, infectious hooks and sinister melody from the grandiose title track to the crushing weight of ‘Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods’ this release was designed to grab you.”
Not stopping for one second! Straight off the back of their UK tour in support of new album Reanimation, released January 2018 via Hostile Media, melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have unveiled their new music video 'Shackled'. The video was directed by Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films.
Watch 'Shackled' Here - https://youtu.be/W79nOt56zq0
Band leader Josh McMorran comments, "This song is about everyone's limitations on themselves. It also represents my personal struggle with depression and my regrets in the way I dealt with the situation. It's a reminder to myself that the only thing holding me back is myself and that I shouldn't fall back into those chains!"
Out via Hostile Media on 12th January 2018; Reanimation features prominent guests including Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless), Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted). The album was mixed and mastered by Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry while artwork was completed by Chris Kewli & Tomasz Strzalkowski. Stream the album on Bandcamp and all other major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Deezer, etc.
Stream 'Reanimation' In Full Here - https://youtu.be/wOHY09QTVe4
Catch Bloodshot Dawn Live!
17/04 - Quebec City, Le Scanner - Canada
18/04 - Montreal, Piranha Bar - Canada
19/04 - Ottawa, Cafe Dekcuf - Canada
20/04 - Toronto, Hard Luck - Canada
21/04 - Kitchener, Schwaben Club - Canada
22/04 - Guelph, Silence - Canada
24/04 - Winnipeg, The Doghouse - Canada
25/04 - Regina, Cloud Nine - Canada
26/04 - Saskatoon, Black Cat - Canada
27/04 - Edmonton, Brixx - Canada
28/04 - Vancouver, Astoria - Canada
29/04 - Kelowna, Muninn’s Post - Canada
01/05 - Calgary, Distortion - Canada
22-24/06 - Hellfest Open Air Festival - France
4-9/07 - UK Tech-Metal Fest - UK
26/07 - Soma, Osaka - Japan
27/07 - Imaike 3 Star, Agoya - Japan
28/07 - Cyclone, Tokyo - Japan
29/07 - Cyclone, Tokyo - Japan
Order Reanimation Here:- www.hostilemedia.net/shop
Denmark's Taphos sets release date for debut album; reveals first tracks, to tour with Degial in May
Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions set June 8th as the international release date for Taphos' highly anticipated debut album, Come Ethereal Somberness, on CD and 12" vinyl formats.
Hot on the heels of Blood Harvest's compilation of the band's first two recordings as Demo MMXVI & 7" EP MMXVII, garnering widespread acclaim and heightening anticipation for their first full-length, at last arrives Taphos' Come Ethereal Somberness. As a debut LP, Come Ethereal Somberness does everything it should: stay consistent to a band's sound established on their demos whilst pointing toward new avenues. Here, Taphos do both, and then some.
Hailing from the same Danish scene as Undergang and Phrenelith, Taphos create a classic - and classically gutted - style of Metal of Death. Their first recording, Demo MMXVI, possessed a darkly thrashing sound highly reminiscent of turn-of-the-'90s death metal on both sides of the Atlantic, as resolutely Scandinavian as it was American, its filthy propulsion as palatably fresh as it was authentically ancient. On the subsequent two-song EP, Taphos' sound becomes more world-eating, their songwriting aims more epic whilst not losing the raw fury of their beginnings.
Now, with Come Ethereal Somberness, they synthesize the two stylistic shifts into something both berzerker and epic, manic and finesse in equal measures. Indeed, Taphos are firing on all songwriting cylinders here, as the energy literally bursts off the charts but retains a sense of composure and daresay class rarely scene in full-blooded death metal. Hammering and hideous yet nevertheless invoking a clarity that never castrates their attack, the quartet render each of these seven central compositions (bookended by moody instrumentals) a story unto itself. Hell, the titles themselves tell that story - "Ocular Blackness," "Insidious Gyres," and the equally telltale "Thrive in Upheaval" and "Impending Peril" among them - and that story is horrific.
New nightmares are here, then, and Taphos will be taking them on the road with a full European tour this May alongside Swedish comrades Degial (dates after the jump). Until then, as its title ominously proclaims, Come Ethereal Somberness! Hear two new tracks off the album, the aforementioned "Thrive in Upheaval" and "Impending Peril" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
"The Preditorial Siege of Europa" tour dates with Degial
[more tour info: www.killtownbookings.com]
On April 21st - aka Record Store Day - Motörhead will be issuing a 7" picture disc of their runaway hit cover version of David Bowie's "Heroes", with the art featuring a new "sketch" take on the classic war-pig. The flip-side features "Heroes (the Wacken Family Choir Mix)" with previously unheard audio of the crowd at 2017's Wacken Festival singing along to the single as it was being officially launched via the festival PA, an emotional moment of celebration and tribute which can now be shared globally.
"It's such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming from it out of us," said guitarist Phil Campbell, whilst drummer Mikkey Dee added, "Lemmy was very, very proud of it, not only because it turned out so well, but because it was fun!"
Motörhead remain one of the true premier giants of rock n' roll, continuing to be celebrated by fans worldwide despite the tragic passing of leader/founding member Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister in December 2015. Their last studio album, Bad Magic, reached the top 20 album charts in 17 countries worldwide, including a #1 spot in Germany. Their latest album, Under Cöver, was a top 20 album in both Germany and the UK.
Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling”, it‘s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal.
Primitai (pronouned Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai‘s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.
Their break through came in 2010 upon release of their 2nd album Line Of Fire, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album Rise Again, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), pushed them higher to dates with Sepultura and Saxon, and praise from the biggest rock publications. After a 2015 UK tour with Wolf, the band went into studio to make Night Brings Insanity with production handled by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer). The album was released in 2016, lauded by the likes of Kerrang, Powerplay, Fireworks, Zero Tolerance and countless websites, propelling them to headline shows the length and breadth of the country, and slots with bands as diverse as Hell, Sodom, Power Quest, Crazy Lixx and Blaze Bayley. The band have finished making their next album, scheduled for a spring 2018 release.
Primitai features stalwarts Guy on vocals and Srdjan & Sergio on dual lead guitar, and in 2016 they were joined by drummer and bassist Jonny & Scott, formerly of Dry The River who played the main stages of Reading and Glastonbury and released two UK Top 40 albums.
Serj - Primitai
“We‘re extremely proud to say that we have signed with Dissonance Productions. The vision shown by them shows what potential this label has to really put Britain back on the Heavy Metal map”.
Steve - Dissonance:
“An exciting band that to my mind has been criminally overlooked thus far. I hope signing us will put them on the map, they deserve it!
Kent heavy quintet Cove announce their sophomore, EP ‘A Conscious Motion’, will be self-released on 23rd March 2018. With a chosen title that means something different to each member, guitarist Pete Woolven explains his own interpretation as concerning “conscious change, making a personal journey”. With change in mind, the band decided to be more hands on for their follow-up to 2016’s ‘We Were Once Lost’, interweaving the lyrical content into the artwork and ensuring nothing is lost in translation, by creating it themselves. “We’ve always been fairly hands-on and are happier with a DIY approach to artwork. It’s something we feel puts more of a personal stamp on what we have created”, explains Woolven.
The band, completed by Jack Bowdery on Drums, Charlie Smith on Bass, Ben Brazier on Guitar and new vocalist Ben Shorten, are also now streaming single ‘Coincide:Collide’ here, following on from last night’s premiere on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Woolven explains that it is “probably our most different track, we really wanted to do something that set us apart from the current trend of bands in UK at the moment”. It is the second track to be taken from the forth-comer, with summer release ‘Solis’ (here) acting as an introduction to Shorten and the band explaining: “Solis has elements from the past release but also combines the more anthemic and bigger sound we’re going for this time around. Ben has been an important part of the band, even before he actually joined, having been our friend and sound engineer. He has definitely brought new things to the table, from another person helping to structure and piece together songs, to also exploring different musical dynamics with his voice.”
Revisiting Hidden Track Studios to work again with Oz Craggs, the band’s focus for ‘A Conscious Motion’ was collaboration: “There is a little piece of everyone in each song, something we didn’t have before. This has definitely broadened our sound; we’ve explored new dynamics and opened new doors. “Cove” is a group of individuals who make honest music for themselves not based on current trend or flavour of the month.” Reaching new depths, the EP covers themes such as “losing someone to illness; diving deep inside your soul to the things you detest about yourself and learning to recognize them and accept them.” A must for fans of While She Sleeps, Architects, Devil Sold His Soul and British heaviness in general, Cove declares: “We got bored of being compared to sounding like other bands – we wrote to sound like Cove.”
Now out of the studio, the quintet are focussing their energies on the road, with dates alongside Sikth and Feed The Rhino in the diary. “We want to be a band that even if you don’t like heavy music, you walk away from seeing us thinking “Fuck me, that was good,” the band asserts - you do not want to miss them:
Supporting Sikth -
3rd Feb, Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Supporting Feed The Rhino -
20th Feb Bristol, The Exchange
21st Feb Exeter, The Cavern
22nd Feb, Southampton, The Joiners
23rd Feb, London, The Underworld
24th Feb, Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
27th Feb, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
28th Feb Newcastle, Think Tank
1st March, Glasgow, G2
2nd March, Manchester, Rebellion
3rd March, Birmingham, The Flapper
23rd June, York, Fibbers – Pile Up Fest
Cove Self-release Sophomore EP ‘A Conscious Mind’ On 23/03/18
Stream ‘Coincide:Collide’ now: https://soundcloud.com/user-795922679/coincidecollide/s-bVBwS
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