Calgary metalcore band Widmore is thrilled to announce the band's forthcoming EP, Hostile. Set to be released on June 28th, 2019, Hostile features lead single " Welcome // The End," and three brand new tracks. For additional information, please visit: www.widmoreband.com.
On the new EP, vocalist Ruel James shares:-
"The apocalyptic soundscape of the record is meant to represent the feeling of loss due to factors out of your control, and the eventual acceptance that the best way to affect change in your own world is to look inward."
Widmore's goal as a collective is to break down all genre barriers, blending the sounds of Metal, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop in hopes to create a niche sound untouched by previous artists.
An extensive touring schedule, coupled with the band's emotionally captivating music, has helped them quickly cultivate a dedicated fan base. Their commitment to the DIY mentality influences all aspects of the band, from marketing and visual content to their live performances.
Widmore is Jeremy Richardson (vocals), Ruel James (vocals), James Ward (bass/vocals), Eric Dupuis (guitar/vocals), Jordan Howe (guitar/vocals), and Cole Mcinnes (drums).
The band will release their new EP Hostile on June 28th, 2019.
Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal Carpathia has released their hotly anticipated new EP, 1912.
The band states that:-
"1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.”
A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it's not that simple. Once you've found that 'sound', it becomes impossible to ignore that you're now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project.
Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason's humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a back-seat when he steps behind his drum-kit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew's life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew's charismatic humour filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts.
He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trailing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha's history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.
Spanish technical death metal masters Wormed are now releasing the brand new track and details of their upcoming EP 'Metaportal'. The EP is set for worldwide release on July 19, 2019. The new sci-fi offering 'Remote Void' is now streaming via the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel at the link below which can be freely spread.
Link: - https://youtu.be/9TwlPMrQYQ8
Wormed commented on the track:
"Entering the Metaportal. A nano technological war has been unleashed in the void to defeat the last sower of human life, Krighsu. In a desperate attempt to help a galactic system in danger, Krighsu must access the vast Metaportal, what he doesn't know yet is the reason for its existence."
Out of respect for drummer G-Calero, who recently passed away, the photo above is the latest of the band.
Space – the final frontier. Yet, when Wormed reach out into the void, the results sounds far more like a dark space opera inhabited by bizarre aliens, genetically and technically evolved meta-humans struggling for power and survival in galactic empires. Now, the nano-technological war has been unleashed in the void to defeat the last sower of human life, Krighsu!
Odd-time signatures, avalanches of breaks and complex rhythmical as well as melodic patterns will excite every aficionado of extreme technicality, while growls down-tuned strings and double-bass assaults will more than satisfy extreme metal connoisseurs. While being outstandingly skilled musicians Wormed are avoiding any self-indulgent show of prowess for its own sake. Instead the five-piece from Madrid clearly lays its emphasis on creating atmospheric songs, which develop and grow along the underlying story.
Originating from Spain's capital Madrid in 1998, Wormed immediately made an impact in the death metal scene with the release of their 'Floating Cadaver in the Monochrome' MCD (1999). Following a promo CD under the title 'Voxel Mitosis' (2001), the first studio album 'Planisphaerium' received high acclaim by critics and fans alike in 2003. In the wake of their debut full-length, the Spanish received invitations to international festival shows and touring around the globe. Wormed performed in Japan alongside Goratory and Vomit Remnants and afterwards hit Europe with Malignancy and Despondency.
A creative hiatus, partly due to line-up changes and filled with re-issues of their previous released as well as the single 'Quasineutrality' (2010) finally ended, when their sophomore album 'Exodromos' came out in 2013. On their third full-length 'Krighsu' (2016), the fast-rising Spanish Sci-Fi tech death prodigies are telling a dystopian cosmic story with lyrics and music joined into an overarching concept. Its intense brutality, dissonant dynamic riffing, and tremendous heaviness combined with an amazing futuristic concept, which introduced the character Krighsu – last human in the cosmos, harvested top reviews and saw Wormed headlining in the US and co-headlining in Europe.
Now Wormed are ready to explore the cosmos even further by entering the 'Metaportal', while climbing to even more mind-blowing musical heights. Prepare to experience the universe in the light and sound of a new aeon dawning!
Polish extreme metal veterans Vader are releasing their new EP titled "Thy Messenger". Also, the band have revealed a new lyric video for the single 'Steeler'.
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvpidgZYb00
The band states:-
"We are so happy to give You all Vader’s new EP 'Thy Messenger'. We recorded those five songs in January when we were supposed to record a full-length album. However, we changed some plans and dates, which delayed the LP till December 2019. Since we already had several songs ready, we decided to travel to Hertz Studio again and record as an independent release. We added a re-make of a title track from album 'Litany', which was recorded 20 years ago. This one became one of favourites among our fans and we plan to perform the whole album as part of live-set in Autumn this year. The other song is our version of 'Steeler' from the legendary Judas Priest 'British Steel' record and is our huge respect for their heritage in the metal scene. In the meantime, we’re working on the new album in Grindstone Studio in UK with Scott Atkins as producer and there is only some vocals and leads left to finish. We will visit many festivals and our own shows in Summer and Autumn and we will bring songs from 'Thy Messenger' on stage too. See ya soon and… STAY VADERIZED \m/".
Order the EP now: http://nuclearblast.com/vader-thymessenger
You can also check out the video for the recently released single 'Grand Deceiver', here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a2zpFGUm-M
'Thy Messenger' was recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was painted by Wes Benscoter, who previously worked with Vader on the 'De Profundis' LP and has collaborated with such bands as Slayer, Kreator and Sinister.
A new full Vader album will be recorded later this year for a tentative autumn release.
Vader have one UK show currently scheduled for 2019 as follows :
June 29th – Hop Fest, Black Prince, Northampton
Start your engine and speed into the night! A Million Stars will be with you.
Formed only last year, Nightbound is a young Hard n' Heavy band from Asunción, Paraguay. The band has made quick a name for themselves in their country. So there is no wonder that Chinese Label Awakening Records, picked up the young band and released their debut EP on March 31.
If you are a fan from Thin Lizzy and Saxon this EP will be something for you.
Sun & Moon Records sets June 25th as the international release date for Undoer's striking debut EP, Survival is a Myth, on CD format.
Undoer hail from Turkey, and formed in 2017. Soon, they set to work on their first public recording, the three-song/22-minute Survival is a Myth EP. Mature beyond the band's meagre year of existence, Survival is a Myth was a shock-wave of sleek and scathing black metal, brimming with a startlingly amount of violence and dynamics in equal measure. Initially self-released digitally, Undoer's first recording was so exceedingly accomplished, Sun & Moon simply had to release it on a physical format, and thus endeavoured to bring the band into their proudly exclusive stable.
Alas, the international metal underground shall now witness the fire, fury, and furore of Undoer as Survival is a Myth is unleashed on a worldwide scale. The EP is ominously titled: experiencing the unhinged 'n' undulating attack of Undoer is not so much a matter of listening as it is survival, for the power-trio overload the listener's circuitry was a barrage of tense 'n' terrorizing decibels. And yet, this isn't (ultra)violence for its own sake; there's a wealth of texture and nuance coursing beneath the rotten, rusty gleam of their razor-bladed onslaught, a remarkably advanced grasp of songwriting and sound detail. As such, Undoer exhibit a palatable modern aspect to their black metal, unshackling themselves from the regressive tethers of the past - although, if one has to make references, the Moonfog school of future-shock black metal around the turn of the millennium is a favourable one, to say the very least.
The past has already happened, its paths blazed and burned away. Now only lies the way forward, and there Undoer begin a new path with Survival is a Myth.
Walk the full path at Undoer's Bandcamp HERE. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
New Zealand's Maori Metal Sensation Alien Weaponry release a strictly limited 7 Inch Vinyl, including the two brand new songs “Ahi Kā” And “Blinded”. The three teenagers are celebrated worldwide as one of the hottest newcomer metal bands. After releasing the debut album Tū in 2018, Alien Weaponry toured Europe, North America, Australia and their home country of New Zealand extensively. They played the biggest festivals around the world and supported the legendary Ministry in the US. In 2019 they’ll go one step further by playing headline tours in the US and Europe and supporting Slayer on their last show in Germany ever.
Alien Weaponry on the two new songs:
“In 1952, in preparation for a Royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen, the Auckland City Council, in a misguided attempt to beautify the city, evicted the local Ngāti Whātua people from their village at Ōkahu Bay and burned it to the ground.”
“Relationships are difficult to understand at the best of times but when you are 16 and on tour all over the world these things are bound to get confusing and hard to reconcile. Blinded is about a very personal trip down this rabbit hole”
"We have had a very busy touring schedule ever since the release of Tū and we are stoked we managed to record two new tracks in the short break we had back home in New Zealand. We can’t wait to play the new songs live!“
The new 7 Inch is the first new material since the debut album and is strictly limited to 400 pieces.
Pre-Order Ahi Kā/Blinded NOW!
About "Ahi Ka":
"Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council's decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 visit," Alien Weaponry's singer-guitarist Lewis de Jong says of the track. Which, like many of the band's songs, is sung in New Zealand's indigenous language of Te Reo Māori. "The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation."
Official Website: www.alienweaponry.com
Dying Victims Productions announces July 8th as the international release date for The Night Eternal's striking debut EP, The Night Eternal, on 12" vinyl and cassette tape formats.
Although The Night Eternal's first public recording, already, these Germans are evincing the mastery of veterans. Across their three original compositions and a reverentially poignant cover of Judas Priest's "(Take These) Chains," the quintet concoct a supremely powerful and stirringly moody sort of heavy metal, both traditionally pure-steel in their dynamics yet also brimming with epicness and a sort of forlorn heroism. In fact, early '80s Judas Priest is an apt reference for The Night Eternal's night-prowling style, all gleaming chrome and classy, but bespeaking an ever-present darkness beneath that alluring exterior. Of course, hooks are massive as are the commanding vocals of frontman Ricardo, but it's the chemistry among all five members of The Night Eternal that puts this beyond most other debut recordings: truly, their fire and fluidity are magic to behold!
Behold the first magic with the new track "Eternal Night" HERE at Dying Victims' official YouTube channel. Appropriately moody cover art courtesy of Brouemaster Visual Decay as well as tracklisting are as above.
Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are proud to present Sepolcro’s new EP, “Amorphous Mass”, on CD, LP and MC format. Release date is set for 15th May, 2019.
Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Northern Italy, old school death metallers Sepolcro have amounted a sizeable arsenal in their years of existence. Following a couple of demos and a split came the “2011 - 2018” compilation on Sevared Records in 2018.
So impressed by their unbridled intensity and ceaselessly roiling rage, Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are now releasing the new firestorm entitled “Amorphous Mass” on a worldwide scale.
Sepolcro honour their forebears as well as other death metal peers with a heavy and dark surge that duly smashes everything in its path.
Check out the title track "Amorphous Mass" RIGHT HERE!
Recorded and Mixed November / December 2018 at Dismal Fate's Crypt by Hannes.
Mastered by Hannes.
Art by Cesar Valladares.
All Music and Lyrics by Sepolcro.
Hannes - Drums and Vocals
Simone - Guitars and Vocals
Nor - Bass
Taken from the EP: Cem Anahuac My Home | 2019
Directed by: Brandon Toews & Jon Guenter
Mexican Symphonic Metal group Cabrakaän have released a new official video for the track Calm In My Storm, taken from their forthcoming EP Cem Anahuac My Home, set for release via Sliptrick Records on August 27th.
Here’s the bands synopsis: “Calm In My Storm represents the spirit of our beloved ones that are no longer here, though always watch over us. The ones whose memories give us the strength to keep going no matter what. In the video, the main Character chases that spirit in the cold, the only thing she has left from it, is a memory that she keeps all the time next to her heart (it’s represented with the mud figure of Vucub-‐Camé, lord of the Mayan underworld). In the end, the spirit appears in front of her and they become one forever.”
Recorded at MacEwan University and North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Thanks to the production team from MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Special thanks to the guest bassist that appears on this video, Madi Myhre.
Cem Anahuac My Home | Released on August 27th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Pat Cuikani – Lead Vocals/Ocarinas
Marko Cipäktli – Drums/Guttural Vocals
Alex Navarro – Guitar
Paolo Belmar – Guitar
Rex Darr – Bass
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