Slovenian solid heavy metal band Pyroxene released their first EP today April 21st 2017 via Inverse Records.
»Ep« is a concept album with 4 poems, talking about the rise of our overlord fireborn Pyroxene, his conquest of cities and lands, of the rituals under his dominion and of his great war on the Moon! Pyroxene's first album gives you a small insight into the lore of the Fireborn, creator of suns, slayer of weak.
Music that is in the essence heavy metal is intertwined with ethno melodics and dark grooves. Many times it was described as retro sound or chemical. The band has decided to record a cover of Black Sabbath's Electric funeral, to pay tribute to the legends of metal.
The band is founded in 2011 and their repertoire stretches from blues elements and hard rock to heavy metal, whereas they define themselves as »solid metal«. After releasing few successful singles the band is now ready to be introduced even on a bigger audience. If you're still unfamiliar with this fresh and energetic band the best option is to check their solid music video Helium 3 here:
Spanish Heavy Metallers Vhäldemar are about to release a limited digipak EP containing three songs from their upcoming 5th album "Against All Kings" to be released next October through Fighter Records.Entitled "Old King's Visions", this new EP is an appetizer directed only to the most diehard fans of the band. Only 600 copies were made & contain 5 songs, this is destined to be a collector's item in no time!
Vhäldemar is currently working on a video-clip of the song "1366 (Old King's Visions Part V)" which is expected by the end of April, just a few days before the release of this EP, scheduled for May 4th and whose presentation will happen at Bilborock in Bilbao on 12th of May. All this will preceded by the re-issue of their two first albums "Fight to the End + I Made my Own Hell" on a 2-CD, also through Fighter Records, on 21st of April.
1. 1366 (Old King´s Visions Part V)
2. I Will Stand Forever
4. Howling at the Moon
5. Gorgar (Helloween cover)
Réunionese (Réunion Island) Technical Death Metallers Aeon Patronist have announced details on their forthcoming EP and have released this statement:-
"The time has come to lift the veil off of our upcoming EP. This new offering, entitled "Mortal Prosternation", will contain 3 pieces of devastating Black / Death mMtal and be sublimed with this amazing artwork realized by Camille Murgue." (seen below)
The EP follows the band's debut album "Through The Paths Of Delusion" which was released back in 2014 via an Independent release, limited to 300 copies. They are now signed to French label Great Dane Records.
Crossfaith have dropped a video stream for ‘Revolution – The Bloody Beetroots Remix’, the first single to be taken from the band’s ‘New Age Warriors Remix’ EP which is released on 10th February 2017.
The EP contains remixes from The Bloody Beetroots, Shikari Soundsystem, KSUKE, The Qemists and more.
Check out the new track here: https://youtu.be/zeJ21CbkyeA
Vocalist Kenta Koie says:
“We believe there's no border between rock and dance music, and so our new singles on 'New Age Warriors’ have been reconstructed by amazing artists who share this understanding with us.You guys will find new possibilities through these remixes. This is another side of New Age Warriors. Don't miss it!"
Crossfaith tour the UK as main support to Bury Tomorrow on 14th April through to 22nd April where they’ll be joined by Black Peaks and Any Given Day.
14 CARDIFF Y Plas
15 MANCHESTER Ritz
16 GLASGOW Garage
17 NEWCASTLE Riverside
19 LEEDS Stylus
21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
22 LONDON Forum
As of now the Slaves To Reality Ep from Brazilian Thrash / Death metal band BlackForce has been released and is now available for streaming. January 19th the EP will be available as a free download, get your copy right here.
BlackForce is a Thrash Metal band from Niterói and São Gonçalo in the state of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, formed in 2014. It all started as an idea to make things different, to open the eyes of the producers, bands and labels to our cities. After a lot of hardwork and money spent, came the first release: an EP called Slaves to Reality, raising another flag at the independent bands world.
Canada's 88 Mile Trip releases free EP 'Blame Canada' ft. covers of BTO, Neil Young, Red River and more
Vancouver's 88 Mile Trip are very proud Canadians, they are so proud that they have put together a new 5 track EP entitled 'Blame Canada' covering songs in tribute to Canadian rock and roll music of years past such as Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young, Red River, The Stampeders plus Doug and The Slugs. The best part about this EP besides it all celebrating Canuck music, is that it's available for FREE DOWNLOAD via the band's bandcamp page at https://88miletrip.bandcamp.com.
The EP was created as a fun salute to the greats who laid the foundation for 88 MILE TRIP and other modern Canadian bands. The connection came full circle when, while recording the EP, Doug And The Slugs co-founder and keyboard player Simon Kendall got wind that the band were covering “Tomcat Prowl”, that he came down to the studio to lay down some keys on it.
The band explains the story behind the EP:
"The idea for the Blame Canada EP was spawned while we were on tour promoting our full length album “Through The Thickest Haze”. On our drive from Calgary AB to Cranbrook, BC, a song came on the radio in the van with this incredibly heavy riff that was good enough to be on any of the first four Black Sabbath records. It turned out to be a Bachman Turner Overdrive song called “Not Fragile”. After that we got thinking, if we had never heard this song before, how many other awesome Canadian rock songs have we missed out on. That thought turned into many hours of beer drinking plus record spinning, and eventually the idea to cover some songs we had discovered. We hope that Canadian music fans, young and old alike, enjoy this tribute to some of the best music our country has ever produced."
Song Stream - 88 Mile Trip - Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtogI3s7qg
Samskaras was founded by Montreal-based musician Eric Burnet (Derelict, Unburnt) who is joined by drummer Alexandre Dupras, known for his work with Teramobil and Unhuman. Their music is built on the melodically dense and technically aggressive style made popular by fellow Québécois artists such as Gorguts, Neuraxis, Quo Vadis, and Cryptopsy. Inspiration is drawn from other far-flung corners of the extreme music spectrum as well, with bands such as Wood Of Ypres, The Faceless, Nile, and Enslaved casting shadows on the compositions.
Samskaras was launched in 2014 with the release of the singles "Red Hill" and "Consecrate". Now in 2017, the band has returned with Asunder, a four-song EP produced at The Grid with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy). “We challenged ourselves a lot on these songs,” explains Burnet. “We took chances and tried some things we had never done before.”
“Solar” is the first single from Asunder, the new EP from the Montreal duo Samskaras, due out on January 20th, 2017. You can check out "Solar" through YouTube HERE
Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers Malacoda (named after a demon from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’) return with their new six track EP 'Ritualis Aeterna' out now as of December 2nd. The EP is the follow up to their well-received 2014 self-titled debut album. Packed with dark atmosphere, originality and innovation, this is gothic power metal for the 21st century with intelligence and intensity to rival that of their infernal inspirations!
Vocalist Lucas Di Mascio comments on the EP:
"After a long journey filled with equal measures of happiness and misery, large helpings of hope and despair, and a pinch of euphoria and rage.... we can finally say "It's here!" Enjoy the tracks, and we'll see you on the road soon.... These six tracks are full of character and are definitely a sign of things to come."
'Ritualis Aterna' is now available digitally on iTunes and on CD at MalacodaMetal.com plus can be heard in full stream at http://www.malacodametal.com/music.
Plus the band's new music video inspired by the since canceled Showtime TV show by the same name 'Penny Dreadful' can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJfr292o7g.
The video was directed, produced and edited by The Laundry Design Works. The song explores the themes of the show, each section of the song being a different character's personal struggles. Just as the show paid homage to horror's roots, the band's music video pays respects to classic horror films, using only practical effects to achieve everything from the dark corruption of the blood in the veins of the possessed woman, to the sped up and jerky motions the band members display as the song crescendos.
WormHoleDeath are proud to announce that Atropas' EP "From Ashes" will be out worldwide on all major digital stores on December the 2nd via Wormholedeath / The Orchard.
Atropas is ready for the future. After making themselves known in the Swiss underground with their debut album "Azrael", they have released their second full length production. "Episodes of Solitude“ on the 4th of September 2015 via WormholeDeath and Aural Music. The band has played countless live shows in the meantime: a Swiss tour, support shows for Gojira and Eluveitie, an Eastern Europe tour. During the last months Atropas has taken a step back from the intense touring, but has not been lazy at all. The work on new material is running full force and now their new EP “From Ashes”, a re-recording of 6 songs off their debut album “Azrael” will be released on the 2nd of December. The Swiss quartet has emerged to be one of the most promising Metal acts in their country and their next tours through Europe and Switzerland will be showcasing their intense and emotional live show again!
What first began as an online correspondence in 2008 between guitarist Greg Hanson and vocalist Aleisha Simpson has lead to the inception of symphonic hard rockers Heart Avail. Joined by Mick Barnes on bass and Seamus Gleason on drums, the Spokane, WA based band is now set to release their debut self titled EP on December 9th with distribution by Milagro Records. The five track release is inspired by the loss of loved ones and written essentially as a therapy session with painful lyrics to relate to those with similar experiences. The band’s influences like Evanescence, Nightwish and Within Temptation are heard in each aspect of the music from the vocals to the drums.
Teaming up FemmeMetalWebzine.net, Heart Avail is sharing their second single 'Broken Fairytale' at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xouJ3IqSIA
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