The time has finally come to let this beast out of its cage!
German nu-metalcore act Heruin has officially unveiled their debut EP, Addict. The five-song release is now available worldwide. You may have previously stumbled upon their anthemic Sworn In-meets-Korn single "Haunted" or the headbang neck-breaker title track, but now you can listen to the full package.
Listen to the Full Addict EP now by clicking here
Alike the aforementioned songs, "Gore" will have you seeing red in the mosh pit right before singing along for the catchy chorus. "Love" digs deep into djent territory, yet still maintains that classic metalcore vibe with a spine-chilling clean vocal verse. And if you're searching for a bit of nu-metal nostalgia, give "Issue" a spin. For anyone big on modern nu-metalcore acts like Sylar or Cane Hill, this will most definitely be up your alley.
Heruin is a recently formed project based in Munich, Germany consisting of Darius Asgarian (vocals), Benjamin Cepiga (guitar), Ludwig Urban (guitar), Jonas Hoelscher (bass), and Aaron Dylan Rusch (drums). Their style is both reminiscent of nu-metal bands like Korn and Linkin Park as well as more modern metalcore groups including Sworn In or My Ticket Home. With a ferocious groove and harsh vocals building up to a huge, hooky chorus, you'll want to jump on the bandwagon immediately before these guys explode.
Check out the band's merch here and stay tuned for more Heruin videos and announcements!
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Turkish metallers Pitch Black Process (aka PBP) are currently at Dugout Studios, in Sweden, recording their new EP
Commented the band:
"Think the time has come to make an “official” announcement; we are done with the demos and one more time, we will be heading to Dugout Studios, Sweden this Tuesday to record a new EP with one of our “fifth members”, Daniel Bergstrand. Stay tuned for more news!"
Watch a short video teaser here: https://www.facebook.com/pitchblackprocess/videos/1657358774311788/
[Studio-pic above: "Magic started to happen; this is how the "Doc" making the sound, not only hearing it but feeling, too."]
On September 1st 2017, Pitch Black Process performed at kRock Festival in Kherson – Ukraine. The official video footage for “Toy Soldier / Oyuncak Asker” from their show, can be seen here: https://youtu.be/oHB80ojHQOk
Pitch Black Process (formerly known as Affliction) was formed in 1999. Their first two albums “One Reality” (out in May 2003) and “Execution is Necessary” (released in July 2007) got very good response nationwide and also from abroad. In November 2009 they hit the road for their first European tour playing over 20 gigs (being the longest tour which any Turkish band had ever made abroad until then), followed up by the 18-shows European tour with Warbringer, in February 2010. Before the tour with Warbringer, Pitch Black Process signed a sponsorship deal with one of the most well-known guitar companies in the world, PRS, which was another ‘debut’ for Turkey. None of any Turkish bands had signed a sponsorship agreement with such a big brand in music industry.
The 3rd album “Hand of God?” was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Soilwork, etc) at Dugout Studios, came out in June 2013. In September 2013, Pitch Black Process played on main stage at the 82nd Izmir International Fair, being the first ever metal band to play on the fair’s history. In 2015, Pitch Black Process became part of EVH and Fender. In November 2015 the band returned to Dugout Studios to record their 4th album, “Derin” which was released in December 2016, in Turkey on Atlantis Yapim/EMP Label Group and on Ellefson Music Productions/SPV in Europe. Watch the video ‘Into the Void / Derinlere’, taken from the album “Derin”: https://youtu.be/8Vys7wiZDOQ
Australian metal band Kaosphere released their self-titled EP last Friday (13 April). The official EP launch was at Snooker World in Australia's Gold Coast and which marked also the start of their Australian Chokehold Tour. The EP was premiered by Overdrive Magazine.
"The EP has its roots in traditional metal with strong vocals backed by grooves and riffs", explains vocalist Ricci. "It is a style we are continuing to develop but never venturing too far from the streets. We are looking forward to our Tour in 2018 and keen to meet our fans. See you all in the pit!"
Kaosphere is a five piece metal band from Australia's Gold Coast. The guys have started the band in 2015. In March, they released their single and official video Chokehold which is also the name of their upcoming tour starting today.
The EP is now available at iTunes.
5 May - Mermaid Beach - Snooker World (Metal United World Wide)
19 May - Railway Hotel - Bundaberg
1 June - Sydney - Valve Bar
2 June - Newcastle - Hamilton Station Hotel
TBA - Melbourne
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Annihilist are a groove driven melodic death metal act that offers the shredding craft of European acts such as Soilwork and Arch Enemy with the all out assault of US acts such as Lamb of God and Unearth. The band are currently on tour across Australia and New Zealand while performing at festival events such as Blacken Open Air, Under The Southern Cross Fest, and Heavy AF Festival. Coinciding with the tour, the band will be reissuing their debut EP titled 'Vol.1' through Truth Inc Records.
"We are excited to be sharing our music with a fresh audience worldwide through the backing of Truth Inc Records. 'Vol.1' will give heavy music fans a heady dose of the Annihilist sound before we release our full length debut album later this year. The new album is a step up in almost every way. We’ve learned so many things since forming in 2014, especially how we can improve from the EP in terms of songwriting, production, and live sound. Our new material has made us feel like beginners at our own craft, having to relearn everything we thought we knew about our instruments.” - Josh Voce (Guitarist)
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Established in 2014, Annihilist are a metal band from Melbourne, Australia, loaded with their self-released debut EP Vol. 1 from Nov 2015. With influences extending from all branches and styles of heavy music, Annihilist’s sound blurs the lines between European melodic death metal and the new wave of American heavy metal neatly tied together by their progressive style of songwriting. The Annihilist sound is said to be "an undeniably potent shot of metallic adrenaline which leaves a very strong, and very favourable, impression behind.” (NoCleanSinging.com).
Annihilist are currently playing shows throughout Australia in support of their Debut EP. They have performed in New South Wales, Victoria, & Tasmania so far, alongside many great Australian contemporaries such as Boris The Blade, Hollow World, Whoretopsy, Hadal Maw, & Orpheus Omega with plans to travel further abroad. Annihilist have released two professional music videos to date and are currently working on their second studio release. Annihilist’s showcase around Australia is an example of the bands aspirations to tour the country even more extensively in the near future. The band aims to take their music past the Australian borders in hopes to eventually be touring on a global scale.
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Set to unleash their new EP "The War Inside" on May 10th, Orlando's Meka Nism, a metal tour de force has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere of their next single "Trailblazer".
Listen to one of metal's next titan's triumph with this powerful anti-suicide track about keeping positive and persevering when times feel they have no escape.
"Trailblazer" can be heard at http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/floridian-metal-quintet-meka-nism-stream-hot-new-trailblazer-single-exclusive-premiere
The band adds:
"The meaning behind 'The War Inside' has a lot to do with the duality of things, the mental wars we all have with ourselves, good vs. bad, all of the stuff going on in the world today, and the everyday battles that we all go through. Whether its depression, anxiety, suicide, family, or outside pressure, everyone deals with some sort of War Inside, and we are here to try and help you through it."
"The War Inside" follows Meka Nism's three previous releases "Live From The Machine Shop" (Live CD) (2016), "The Shift" (EP) (2015), "The Dance At The End of The World" (EP) (2013).
Inspired by Metallica, Joan Jett, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Ghost, Meka Nism’s sound is powerful, metallic, aggressive, melodic, and in your face. They are a band that fires on all cylinders and with the most charismatic front-woman "Meka", they have supported legends like Mastodon, Gojira, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Otep and In Flames, which now continues as the band has been confirmed to be local Orlando support for Korn's Jonathan Davis' tour date on May 14th at Plaza Live, details can be found here.
Vocalist Meka comments:
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to play with Jonathan Davis. I know I speak for everyone in Meka Nism, that we are greatly inspired by his music as a solo artist and with Korn. He is a brilliant artist, consistently creating truly great music with his own unique sound. This will be special experience to share with our home-town tribe in Orlando."
"The War Inside" EP pre-order available at www.meka-nism.com.
Music Video - The War Inside - http://youtu.be/zKm8hZhe8jI
May 10 - Orlando, FL - Park Ave. CDs - info ( The War Inside EP Release & Listening Party)
May 12 - Tampa Bay, FL - Brass Mug - info (Halfway To Halloween 2018)
May 14 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live - info (w/ Jonathan Davis)
June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre - info
EP and Live Band Line Up:
- Ms. Meka (Vocals)
- Bobby Keller (Guitar)
- Chris Lane (Drums)
- Jarret Robinson (Bass)
- Jay Adkisson (Keys)
Doomsters and metalheads,
Time to reveal the title, cover, track-listing, and new video of the sophomore release of Lachrymose! The new EP will be titled "The Unseen" and is going to be released on May 10, 2018.
The cover was done by Elena Hel. The album was recorded at Valve studio (Thessaloniki, GR) and mixed at Pentagram studio (Athens, GR) by George Emmanuel. Mastering by Chris Fielding (Skyhammer studio, UK).
Jimmy Tott – bass
Kostas Matis – drums
The first official video clip of the new EP for the song “Nepenthe” was shot by Sinematix and you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/LLz6yGD1Zk8
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
Hungary-based electronic/modern metal band divideD have just unleashed a new EP titled “A Hundred Times”. The 6-song digital release includes reworked and live versions of the title song, taken from their debut album Modulus released last November. All songs are available for streaming on YouTube, and can be purchased on all popular online platforms as of 22 March. Four of the songs were accompanied by video clips and can be viewed below.
The mentioned first full-length album also won the award for “best debut album” in their home country.
► divideD - A Hundred Times EP
► The remixes as described by the band:
Lounge jazz remix:
"Sometimes a falling out that leads to breaches in friendship can also unleash creative energies in the band, and this version is a shining example of that. We’ve felt for a long time that A Hundred Times has the potential to work in a completely new approach with a different instrumentation. So when the aforementioned problems prevented us from testing some of the new gear in our home studio, all we’ve left is an acoustic guitar and the mood of American pubs of the ‘50’s - ‘60’s. To crown the performance and deliver a more authentic feeling and scent of cigar smoke and Tennessee whisky, we’ve invited our friend András Schubert to enrich the song with Saxophone."
Campfire / unplugged:
"We’ve always wanted to make a puritan, acoustic guitar-only version of this song, but we’ve always had something more important to do. The ‘Lounge remix’ already introduced the utilization of acoustic guitars, so now re-arranging the vocals is all we had to do to create a version that makes you remember on cold winter days what it’s like to sit beside a campfire on summer nights for a few minutes."
"Belmont and PsyKlone are huge Cadillacs & Dinosaurs fans for at least twenty years, and the whole theme/design of the Modulus album was based on Konami’s classic arcade games, so it was almost mandatory to create a version fitting for the pixel-graphic artwork of the booklet. Belmont approached TomboFry, who’s known for his 8-bit YouTube videos, to make an 8-bit version of the song. He even programmed an additional solo to it. To see a Cadillac with a divideD logo in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by dinosaurs is a dream came true."
"The 2015 version of the song, as it was released originally on our first material. Different sound and mixing than the album version."
"Live recording of the song as it was performed on Stagediving Festival earlier this year. The whole show was recorded with multiple cameras in good quality, and will be released at a later date. This first song is a token to those who attended the event, and a taste of the band’s live performance for those who have never seen us live."
Full EP on YouTube:
Wormholedeah are proud to announce that Belgian thrash metal combo Basement Critters have signed a worldwide distribution deal for their EP "Hurt Me With The Truth". The band is currently working on a full length album with Carlo Bellotti and Jonathan Mazzeo.
"We have the great honour to work with Wormholedeath Records. Carlo, his crew and Jonathan from Mathlab Recording Studio showed us a future plan, a much bigger picture with opportunities. We will be able to grow in a healthy, creative environment. It just feels right!"
"Hurt Me With The Truth" EP is out on all digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard.
Basement Critters are in the corridors of your basement, creepy and scary, but not inflicting any damage. And as a collective mind, so are we. Like a five legged monster with humanoid features that doesn’t destroy or kill. We grew up in the 90's and want to hold that sound, so no low tuning. All basement critters have a different musical background, a unique approach in music. It made us a collective mind that wants to play hard and send out a clear message.
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Chaotic metalcore outfit Toothless has released a new single, "Bridges", off their new EP titled, Red, set to release March 30th. The new single is the second release off the EP, which follows up their title track "Red".
Vocalist, Travis Antoniello commented on the new single, "Bridges is more focused on groove, with some tastes of dissonance and mathcore elements. Of course it has some heavier parts people can get down to, as well. The lyrics are more story like, following a character driven into mania after realizing they have no control of the world around them."
Hailing from Pennsylvania, the metalcore quintet takes heavy, jabbing riffs, blunt drumming fusing together with sharp melodic vocals to bring chaos to the centre of their upcoming EP.
"With this EP, I feel like we explored our individual influences more than in the past. We tried to incorporate a bit more groove while also pulling elements from some more obscure genres, like post-metal and drum and bass, to meld with our metalcore/mathcore sound." - Drummer, James Slattery
Hear "Bridges" below.
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