Following the release of 2016’s King of Everything, and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album Cloud Factory on Napalm Records, fans have chomping at the bit for new music from Jinjer. Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes!
Jinjer will release a brand new 5 track EP entitled Micro – OUT ON January 11th 2019!
“Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our „King of Everything“ album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs had grown bigger than you could imagine and we converted all that energy into something special and brand new ... And it seems like we’ve created a monster and I can't wait for all of you to give it a listen!”
Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band Jinjer have quickly become one the most talked-about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by Loudwire as “Technical, Groovy and Anthemic,” Jinjer have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled “Ape.,” which has been garnering significant airplay on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal.
Australia's The Last Martyr release new track 'Stay Awake'; taken from new EP 'Into The Black' out February 1st 2019
The Last Martyr are Melbourne's newest melodic metal sensation. Their debut single, 'Into The Black' was released late July 2018 via Heavy Magazine - and now they return with a brand new single 'Stay Awake' - and the announcement of their debut EP. The EP, which shares the name of that first single will be released on Friday February 1 2019 into all good online stores and streaming outlets. Pre-Orders for the EP will be live in digital stores soon and the 'Stay Awake' single will be live for streaming and purchase Friday November 16.
‘Stay Awake’ is the second single from their forthcoming EP and incorporates subtle synth elements whilst still encompassing The Last Martyr’s heavy, yet catchy ideals. Monica Strut, vocalist for the heavy outfit, said that "The song speaks of the doubts we all face in pursuit of our goals and in particular, the inner battle we have with ourselves often right before that goal is achieved, when we feel like giving up because we can’t see what lies ahead." The 'Into The Black' EP was Mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi of Melbourne's Circles.
Vocalist Monica Strut continued about the new track:- "Stay Awake is about the moment, right before you hit a massive goal - where you consider giving up. For me, most of the lyrics were written right before I found my now bandmates. I was trying to convince myself to hang in a little longer and keep my game face on. I believe when this happens, it’s the universe’s way of testing us to see how bad we want something."
The first single 'Into The Black' saw the band achieve national radio play on triple j and The Faction, as well as abroad in the US and UK within the first week of the song’s release. Since then, ‘Into The Black’ has been streamed tens of thousands of times across all platforms.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZA1S-hJZco&feature=youtu.be
Music Feeds said that the single 'Into The Black’ is "powered by thundering beats, dark, schizoid riffage and the powerhouse dual clean/scream assault vocals of front-dudette Monica Strut" and Depth Magazine said that the first single "...features some very promising signs. The instrumentals are very impressive, with the guitars manically twisting and turning around each other through the verses. Purring and ripping through the song, they are your salvation from the darkness, as combined with the bass they project the intended mood of the song into your very soul."
The 'Into The Black' EP will see its release on Friday February 1 2019 and will be available for pre-orders soon and single 'Stay Awake' will be live for purchase and streaming Friday November 16.
Hailing from Bangalore, India, blackened death thrash quintet Ampyrean are all set to unchain their debut EP "Fireborn" on December 01, 2018 via Cyclopean Eye Productions — the label through which Genocide Shrines, Serpents Athirst, Konflict, Jyotiṣavedāṅga, etc. initiated their initial voyage and rose to prominence in the underground metal scene.
The fifth and final track, Undying Scourge, is premiered at Decibel Magazine. “The longest track on the album,” vocalist B.R. notes, “This was also the only one where we didn’t confine ourselves to a structure. We just went where the riffs took us, and we kept it interesting with mid-paced passages intertwined with very fast riffs.”
Hear Undying Scourge AT THIS LOCATION
Clawing their way through the Indian underground, Aempyrean blasts forth with a whirlwind of fire and brimstone. The horde was conceptualized in early 2015 by BR (ex-Witchgoat, ex-Culminant) and Ajay N (Dhwesha). Sailesh K and Clint SS joined soon after and Avi S completed the line-up in June 2015. Influenced by '80s and early '90s Thrash and Death Metal processed through early Black metal sensibilities, Aempyrean intend to deliver nothing short of loud, savage and profane metal. They have already earned a strong following in the local underground after playing a few shows in India.
Aempyrean are now about to reveal their debut EP 'Fireborn' world-wide on CD via Cyclopean Eye Productions. Clocking in at nearly 23 and a half minutes, their EP 'Fireborn' rages with an unholy intensity that is sure to please die-hard fans of classic Morbid Angel, Morbid Scream, Absu, Destroyer 666, Possessed and even Morbid Visions-era Sepultura. Four original creations (including an interlude) and a tribute to Morbid Angel’s legendary track “Chapel of Ghouls” forebode the ominous arrival of Aempyrean in the subterranean domain of extreme metal.
Aempyrean are not here to fuck around, they are here to rip you with all the force of a chainsaw tearing through bone.
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Singaporean two-piece atmospheric doom outfit Onset's debut EP, Unstructured Dissemination, bridges a fine line between doom, post rock and even death/black metal elements. The EP was previously only made available on bandcamp and now it will see a proper release on CD format under the banner of Japanese doom specialized label Weird Truth Productions. This EP Features Sigh mastermind Mirai Kawashima and Singaporean darkwave prodigy Microchip Terror on synthnoises.
Stream "Unstructured Dissemination" On Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION
Formed in early 2017, to simply pigeonhole Onset as a “doom band would” just be scratching the surface; the influences brought forward to the band are extremely diverse, with an almost no-holds-barred attitude and seeping in emotive passages surging into post-rock territory while still staying remotely under the radar of the doom genre itself. The tempo and the vibe embody the feeling of melancholy and dread.
The “Unstructured Dissemination” EP showcases two imposing tracks clocking at over 25 minutes in length, as well as an undaunted attempt to record them in a completely live and rehearsal-like environment. Another very integral part of the Onset sound comes from the collaborative effort of synthwave artist Microchip Terror, who provided a very cinematic approach amongst the wash of fuzzed-out guitars and wall of drums, thus giving the entire EP an incredible spectrum of soundscape. Also featuring Mirai Kawashima from Sigh on additional keys/synth on both the intro and outro tracks.
The cover artwork for “Unstructured Dissemination” was designed by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost, Marty Friedman, Foo Fighters, Confrontational, etc) teaming up with the band’s concept and vision perfectly.
“Unstructured Dissemination” will be released on CD version under Japanese seminal doom label Weird Truth Productions on November 28, 2018.
Voyagers! Take a seat, and let Valhalore help you find your Solace!
Solace is the first single taken from Valhalore’s upcoming acoustic EP Solace & Solitude – arriving November 30th. Check out the stunning video for this release!
LIMITED pre-orders available through Valhalore's website November 3rd! Sign up to Valhalore's official Fan-Club so you can be notified FIRST when these are available: www.valhalore.com/fan-club/
Solace & Solitude track listing:
2. A Rose for Epona (Eluveitie cover)
3. Guardians of Time (Acoustic)
4. The Bard’s Song (Blind Guardian cover)
Carving their way through the Australian metal scene like a Viking longship through tempestuous seas is Brisbane’s Epic Folk Metal powerhouse, Valhalore. Founded by guitarist Anthony Willis and vocalist Lachlan Neate in 2013, Valhalore has been making waves with their unique brand of metal since their live debut in late 2015.
Oradea, Romania based Black Death Metal combo Decay presents its come-back EP, Brand New Nails, just released digitally on Bandcamp in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The three tracks material is not only a come-back milestone in Decay's activity, but also announces the upcoming full-length album the band is currently working on. Unpolished, raw, visceral and honest old-school Extreme Metal for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom!
Brand New Nails is available for free streaming and download here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/decay-brand-new-nails
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Sun & Moon Records have set December 17th as the international release date for a special new EP from sonic iconoclasts Svoid fittingly titled Spiral Dance.
For nearly a decade now, this Hungarian duo have defied conventions and followed their singular muse, no matter the stylistic definition nor easy categorization. The band's base began in black metal, but a open-ended and spiritual sort; from there, Svoid decided to integrate whatever felt necessary to express that muse, each step strategic yet unselfconscious. It all culminated with dark 'n' dazzling second album, Storming Voices of Inner Devotion, in 2016. Ever aptly titled, that album looked ahead of the curve and pushed a poignant synthesis of post-punk and black metal. Now, the post-punk influence steps forward even more on the four-song Spiral Dance. In an alternate universe, each of these four understated anthems would be a radio hit...if the radio station existed in a post-apocalyptic cityscape.
Both mystically bewitching like Budapest and monochromatically bewildering like Berlin, Spiral Dance is the new, Now sound of Svoid, stark and austere in its nightlife sheen but exposing a more vulnerable underbelly to urban grim. Will you dance/dance/dance to this radio?
Begin the Spiral Dance with the new track "The Very Hours" HERE at Sun & Moon's Soundcloud.
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is proud to premiere their music video for their single “Unleash The Beast” via Bravewords.com. The single is the title track off their upcoming EP and is an enticing amalgamation of death metal growling and punchy double kicks accompanied by power metal cleans and fiery guitar solos.
The myriad of dynamic elements and groovy bits make this one powerhouse of a song. Its lyrics follow the familiar situation of someone restraining themselves for too long in fear of judgement or emotional pain; as this goes on they feel an anger grow inside of them until it eventually turns into a full on monster seeking vengeance. The range on the vocals masterfully paint a vivid image of all hell breaking loose.
Further expanding on where Shipperbottom’s lyrics come from:
“The lyrics specifically on this EP were all inspired by emotional experiences in her day to day life with a more morbid twist and added metaphors.”
The band has crafted this EP in the hope their listeners will have a positive and and lasting experience, finding it enjoyable and authentic but also relatable. Giving nods to some of their noticeable influences including Arch Enemy, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Behemoth and Iron Maiden, Lutharö sits imposingly on the border of the death, power and thrash sub-genres.
The video for “Unleash the Beast” can be heard at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-canada-s-lutharo-premier-unleash-the-beast-music-video-new-ep-out-in-november
"Unleash the Beast" is due out November 16th and will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify. Download of the EP title track is available on the band's Bandcamp here.
Metal giants Epica have launched a short teaser from their upcoming release 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest.
In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, Epica won a high-profile competition organized by the Metropole Orkest. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between Epica‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen 'Big Band meets Symphonic Metal' rendition of 'Beyond the Matrix'. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song.
Simone Simons comments:
"The short teaser of 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' gives you a small preview of our upcoming release. Never before did we have such a unique collaboration as with the Metropole Orkest. Expect to be blown away, literally and figuratively!”
Watch the teaser here: https://youtu.be/R8DjQ8bOdLg
EPICA vs METROPOLE ORKEST - 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' will be released as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download on October 26th through Nuclear Blast.
You can pre-order the limited-edition 10-inch and bundles from the band‘s webshop http://smarturl.it/epica_vs_mo or from the Nuclear Blast mail-order: http://nblast.de/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
Digital version: http://geni.us/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
www.epica.nl | www.facebook.com/epica | www.nuclearblast.de/epica
Night Crowned is the degenerated infant of the current and the past members of The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System. Their debut mini CD is slated for the worldwide release on November 30, 2018 via Black Lion Records.
"“Nocturnal Pulse” is a dynamic affair, in which elements of black metal and death metal play a role, in which raw, howling yells, cold roars, and skin-splitting shrieks share the vocals, and in which the changing patterns of the music conjure feelings of both grievous melancholy and blood-rushing glory", No Clean Singing is currently streaming the second track, Nocturnal Pulse, from the album.
Hear "Nocturnal Pulse" AT THIS LOCATION; Courtesy of No Clean Singing
In the frozen part of Europe's northernmost realm, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene — known as Night Crowned. A spawn formed from an unholy communion between the current and the previous members of the underground elite such as The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System, this infestation is set to grow from a rumoured disease into a full-scale pandemic.
Night Crowned's musical vision is as clear as it is haunting and putrid; a reawakening of the sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian ‘90s, despite having advantages of a cutting edge, surgically precise production.
Despite hatching a combined catalogue of over twenty full-length albums, the seasoned and battle-hardened veterans of Night Crowned are still hungry like a gluttonous monster to procreate the dire melody charged blackened death music.
“Humanity Will Echo Out” is the first taste of Night Crowned’s sonic benefaction. This three-track-filled EP will be out on CD and in digital format through Black Lion Records on November 30, 2018.
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