Shortly after their first album "Waves of Steel" was released, Mandragora parted ways with their singer Fatima Natthammer - which was a shock for most of the band fans. Inferno Records can reveal the identity of their new singer! Make sure she's gonna push the band further, her vocal abilities are not to be proved any more, since she's known for being the singer of the Peruvian all-female band STROGENA. Please welcome Miss Maria Orithya in the ranks of Mandragora!
Since Maria joined the band, Mandragora have been very busy rehearsing a lot playing a lot of new gigs/festivals but also writing new songs and is now planning the release of a new 7"EP on Inkas Noize Records (same label that released the "First Attack" EP in 2014) as soon as possible ! Stay tuned !
Brisbane's high-flying metal outfit Flynn Effect's EP Monument is out today!
Surfacing as a live band in August 2014 and releasing their first album Skin just a few months later, Flynn Effect quickly established themselves within their scene as a force to be reckoned with – delivering a refreshing take on alternative rock and a theatrical live show featuring the band’s own self-created automatic lighting system, CO2 and pyrotechnics.
Flynn Effect's ambitious live performances have seen the band share the stage with rock and metal royalty, including Lacuna Coil, Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and Seether, as well as perform alongside Australian heavyweights Orpheus Omega, Osaka Punch and Darkcell. In 2018, Flynn Effect are embarking on a new journey with the release of a new EP and a national tour in its support.
Flynn Effect's Monument EP is out now. All Singles are also available now in Spotify and Apple Music.
More details at flynneffectmusic.com
Iron Bonehead Productions has set September 17th as the international for a brand-new 7" EP from Chile's Invocation, The Mastery of the Unseen.
Aptly titled, The Mastery of the Unseen shows the strides this power-trio have been making since their debut CDR in 2016 and the extremely promising Seance Part. I demo released later that year. Exhibiting the same sulphurous energy as the first works but now displaying a uniquely feral poise, the rich 'n' roiling blackened death Invocation unfurl across the two tracks of The Mastery of the Unseen evokes that classic South American diabolism whilst grounding it in a deeply occult aspect. Comparisons to close comrades Slaughtbbath and Atomicide and even Unaussprechlichen Kulten can be made, but the hysteria-unto-possession Invocation invoke points the way forward for further mastery. Offer fealty early and witness The Mastery of the Unseen...
Finnish modern thrash metal act Justice Theory has released a new EP “When the Lights Are Fading” and a music video for the opening track "All for Nothing".
Previously Justice Theory released three singles, and played at the Finnish Metal Festival Jalometalli 2016 edition, warming up the stage for bands like Anthrax.
The first EP release from the band presents three tracks of catchy and aggressive thrash metal with tight riffs and unique vocal work. The lyrical themes on When the Lights Are Fading are about the degeneration of humankind in perished world where nothing feels the same anymore.
"When we notice that we are actually completely numb it's already too late. As the time is running short. The lights are about to go out." The frontman Valtteri Saharinen sum up the message.
Check "All for Nothing" music video: https://youtu.be/f9cvQ-qfVi0
Listen the EP:
Helldprod Records announces August 7th as the international release date for a special EP from Japan's legendary Abigail, Far East Black Metal Onslaught, on 7" vinyl format.
The ancient hordes of Abigail are back to raise the flag of eternal blasphemy upon the rising sun. Far East Black Metal Onslaught stands for the apocalypse soundtrack yet to come in order to become the unholy nation for these antichrist warriors of doom. Side to side with the hellish beast, they spread chaos, war, and desecration throughout the chaste and pure once again. Get ready to praise and bow to the Abigail knights swallowing darkness and furious thrashing madness while the impious celebrate the alcohol from Satan's chalice!
Begin drinking from that chalice with the new track "Nuclear Hammer" HERE at Helldprod's Soundcloud. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
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!
Purchase & Addict EP
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)
PURCHASE LINKS: Album Only | Album + Shirt Bundle
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)
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