Vancouver-based groove thrashers Revenger are proud to announce the forthcoming release of The New Mythology Vol. 1 on February 17, 2018. EP track "We Want Blood" is now streaming at youtu.be/xWSqnAoL62U
The New Mythology Vol.1, Revengers second studio release, is a five-song EP that expands on the band's aggressive thrash style with tracks that are more technical, visceral and direct than debut album To The Wolves. Formed in 2012, the band introduces some key members that shape the sound and vibe of this EP, which is more calculated and driven than before. Heavy guitar rhythms punctuated by a consistent thrash pulse breaks only when the groove requires and marks Revernger's particular style. The lyrics and gritty death vocals also bring out the rage and bitterness of the subject matter which, for this EP, is slightly more conceptual and inspired by comic books and how today's mythology could become tomorrow's dogma.
Drummer Julia Geaman had this to say about the forthcoming EP:
"I think the particular style that we are creating is pretty exciting. It's straight up thrash that can get catchy sometimes or more death metal other times but over all it's pretty straight forward, but that's where I find the freedom in it. We can be unpredictable and come up with two riffs that don't seem to go together at first but somehow work and then lead back into something more traditional. We play the music we grew up listening to but with our own filter on it. We don't try to sound like anyone, but our influences definitely come out. Bringing this EP to as many people as we can is something that is getting me really excited and I'm super stoked for this next year. A lot of hard work has gone into this as with any musical project and it's incredible to bring it into reality."
Andrew Bailey (Vocals)
JP Poulin (Bass)
Sean Parkinson (Guitars)
Julia Geaman (Drums)
With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. The pair had written music together before and the combination of their styles and personalities was a natural experiment. In March 2014, Revenger debuted in Vancouver to warm reviews.
Their first independent album To the Wolves came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg Cavanagh (vocals) and Darryl Greer (bass). In early 2015, Revenger's lineup evolved to include Julia Geaman (drums) and Andrew Bailey (vocals). The following year was largely focused on woodshedding, playing local and regional shows/festivals alongside renowned bands such as Havok, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Tengger Cavalry, Stryker and Unleash the Archers.
2016 saw the introduction of Sean Parkinson on guitar (replacing Jordan Knute), and the interesting switch from guitar to bass for founder and main song writer JP Poulin. Ending the year with a 5-song EP written and ready to be recorded in early 2017, Revenger is ready to tour extensively and work tirelessly to get their music out to the world.
Finnish, Seinäjoki based metalcore band Red Raven Down released a new music video 'Ashes'. The track is taken from their upcoming EP 'Phantoms' which is released December 15th 2017 by Inverse Records. EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mika Autio (HallaFreakquency)
Singer Jani Korpela comment:
"We were seeking fresh sounds, still we wanted to take something where we ended with our first singles. Reaching rock bottom, but still there is some light to reach. Ashes music video captured song’s ambience pretty damn well. Song is about losing something very close and even the darkest hearted can empower in the end."
Music video Ashes was directed by Riku Männistö and it is available here: https://youtu.be/lY95uRro_4E
Ashes @ Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BJR4Hk
The Ukraine's Three Eyes of the Void unveil "The Eyes to See"; taken from upcoming "The Moment Of Storm" EP
Ukrainian Black metal project Three Eyes of the Void launched official premiere of the song "The Eyes to See" from upcoming EP "The Moment Of Storm", which will be released digitally on December 4, 2017!
Project was founded by Dmytro Kvashnin (ex Balfor https://www.facebook.com/balforofficial/) in the autumn of 2016.
The first demo was recorded in the winter of 2017 at the home studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. After coming up with the general music concept, it was decided to produce a record in a form of EP.
Alexander Kasiarum (Joncofy https://www.facebook.com/Joncofy/) took part as a session musician to record the drums at his own studio in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Other instruments and vocals were performed by Dmytro Kvashnin and mixed at MuzProduction recording studio by Oleg Olgerd Rubanov in Lviv, Ukraine.
Lyrics theme has a deep personal but still rational expression of a frivolous interaction between individuals in a global social environment, which dramatically reflects in lost self identification as a living being.
"The Moment of Storm" is a collection of flowing thoughts which came to mind of one during observation of a nature and a dialogue with a friend about the issue above.
The form of expression was borrowed from such works as "Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits" (Friedrich Nietzsche) and Republic (Plato).
Music expression is still fluid and has a definite influences of metal and classical composers as well.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release the debut EP from Indy-based death metal outfit Obscene in early 2018.
Obscene self-released Sermon to the Snake in October, 2017 as a limited-edition cassette. The four-track EP quickly made it to the ears of HPGD owner Mike Juliano, who inked a deal with the band for the January 18 digital release of Sermon to the Snake.
Cassette orders and track streams are online at obscenedeathmetal.bandcamp.com.
Obscene formed in 2016 in the crypts of Indianapolis via drummer Brandon Howe (also of Acheron infamy) and vocalist Kyle Shaw. The band came together with the intent to forge hymns of death, doom and destruction with influences running the gamut of classics from the UK, Scandinavia and the US.
"We wanted songs that are memorable with triumphant guitar harmonies and acidic vocals (ala Asphyx, Morgoth, Obituary), both woefully under utilized in a lot of newer death metal bands," said Shaw.
Obscene plans to strike out in support of Sermon to the Snake in 2018. Work is underway on a follow-up to the EP.
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Hailing from Berlin, Germany, thrash metal unit Exxperior have published a video for the track "A Christmas Carol", a metal musical taken off the band's Christmas EP, "From Weird to Magical", released on December 2016.
The story of "A Christmas Carol" is based on a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Guest Vocals of First Aid, Reactory, Bloodbeat and Speedwhore are representing different characters of the well-known tale. The song takes about nine minutes creating an explosive musical experience with the similarity of bands like Alice Cooper and Savatage - but the thrash metal way!
Watch the lyric video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEN4LhisOP4
Carbon Seed are a death metal band from Bordeaux, France, ready to present to the word their first 5 tracks entitled, Posthumanism, an EP full of powerful death metal. Heavy rhythms, incisive riffs and energetic vocals are sustained by floods of blast beats and double bass. Dystopia or trans-humanism are the themes that the group touch upon in their lyrics.
The band entered the studio at Bud Records and the recording, mixing & mastering was handled by Mathieu Pascal (also known as one of the guitarists of the band Gorod), a long time friend who knows Carbon Seed plays and who they really are. The band were very happy with the result although the choice of tracks for this EP was difficult to decide from the powerful set of tracks available to the band.
The dawn of Carbon Seed has now arrived and with the release of Posthumanism via Sliptrick Records, the group plan to tour extensively and lay the foundation for future plans.
Posthumanism | Released November 28th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Carbon Seed are:
David Iglesias – Vocals | Sébastien Rivet – Guitar | Laurent Fortier – Drums
Band links: Facebook
Heavy metal cult Lucifer's Hammer stream the entirety of their highly anticipated new mini-album, Victory is Mine, at Decibel magazine's website. Shadow Kingdom Records shall be releasing it on November 24th for the CD and cassette tape formats, while the 12" vinyl version shall be released on December 29th. Hear Lucifer's Hammer's Victory is Mine in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Aptly titled, Victory is Mine follows soon after the widespread critical acclaim afforded last year's Beyond the Omens debut full-length, further proving that this Chilean heavy metal force simply cannot be stopped! But here, on Victory is Mine, Lucifer's Hammer show more sides to their enviable arsenal and go down a darker path. Where Beyond the Omens burst forth with a brightness that could've come from radio metal circa 1984, Victory is Mine explodes with an immediacy that's moodier and more epic. Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWOBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer's Hammer deliver four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog. Whereas Beyond the Omens could very well be their "party" record, Victory is Mine is more like the party's aftermath - and Lucifer's Hammer is guiding the revellers to the grave. But despite a subtly pronounced profusion of doom, Victory is Mine nevertheless retains the addicting energy for which the band became so beloved on their demo and debut album. For heavy metal is an eternal fight, and Victory is Mine!
Engage in that eternal fight in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order info for all three formats can be found HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp.
Italian technical thrashers Centripetal Force reveal the first track as well as cover art and tracklisting for their forthcoming debut EP, Eidetic, which will be released on December 20th via Xtreem Music. Entitled "Eidetic Memory," hear the first taste of Centripetal Force's Eidetic HERE.
Formed back in 2010 by Stefano Saroglia (guitars) and Andrea Carratta (drums), Centripetal Force completed the line-up with John Knight, who is lead singer of UK progressive metal band Synaptik. The musical style of the band is twisted, technical, and progressive thrash metal in the vein of bands like Watchtower, old Cynic, Mekong Delta, Control Denied, Coroner, later Death, and Toxik.
In 2017, Centripetal Force recorded three songs destined to be their debut EP, entitled Eidetic, and with this, they got a deal with Xtreem Music for its release in December of the same year. The band is now working on more songs for a second EP to be released sometime in fall 2018, but that's another story...
In the meantime, hear "Eidetic Memory" from Eidetic both HERE at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel as well as HERE at the label's Soundcloud.
Order / Stream:- https://nekrosadist.bandcamp.com/album/epitome-of-morbid
Bangladeshi death metal power trio Nekrohowl unleashed their debut EP "Epitome of Morbid" at their EP launching gig. Offering an hour long set-list, the band has announced their final gig of the year 2017.
Decibel Magazine exclusively Streamed the entire EP along with an interview, which can be found at this location.
“On their debut EP, Epitome of Morbid, Nekrohowl unleash four songs (plus an intro) of filthy death metal rife with technical riffs, pounding rhythm section and cavernous vocals” —Decibel Magazine.
The Band Comments: "The whole EP is written based on the concept of personifying 'death' as a supreme entity with sheer omnipotence and ominous rage against all mortals. It is believed that death is inevitable, divine and the only truth to be embraced."
Originally started as a death metal quartet in the crypt of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nekrohowl was formed a year ago by the members of acclaimed local acts like Abominable Carnivore, Dissector, Enmachined and Homicide. A death evoking, rotten sounding rehearsal demo was soon manifested, which was followed by an oversea live annihilation on the other side of the Bengal — Kolkata, India. With the vilest form of sound and high-powered live performances, they have marked their place as a formidable force in the realm of South Asian extreme metal music.
Earlier in the year, the band encountered with line-up issues, when the vocalist and drummer had to left the band, but that did not stop Nekrohowl from blazing fiercely; Warmonger (Warhound, Ex: Orator) as a replacement in the position of drum-hammering and Obliterator taking over the charge of vocal duty turned them as a power trio, and this incident marks a significant step forward for the band. Climbing to the peak of their powers with this monstrous line-up, the bestial trio embarked on a mini-tour, named as “Agonize and Excruciate Tour 2017”, to support Japanese death metal maestro Desecravity at their Dhaka, Kolkata and Shilong live dates.
Debut EP “Epitome of Morbid” is undeniably the most anticipating metal release of 2017 from the country. With 05 tracks (including an intro), clocking in at around 20 minutes, the EP incorporates the captivating intricacy of Suffocation, sheer gruesomeness of Autopsy, belligerent tone of Immolation, vitriolic intensity of Morbid Angel, demon invoking power of Hellhammer, and malefic darkness of Dead Congregation. The song structures clearly demonstrate the members’ sole object of the exercise, and it is nothing but to play the hard-hearted form of death metal music. Whereas many contemporary old school rooted extreme metal bands from the subcontinent fail to sustain the primitive atmosphere because of the production, Nekrohowl has cautiously maintained that dark, rotten vibe of old school death metal within these tracks.
Limited number of copies of the EP were released locally in digipak format, which will be followed by cassette issue from Malaysian label Diabolicurst Productions, and cd, cassette and vinyl release from American label Slaugherhouse Records. An EP launching gig took place in Dhaka during the local digipak release date on 30th September, 2017.
In 2014 they delighted the fans of melodic emphasized Epic Viking Metal with their acclaimed album "Elderslied".
Now the Basque masters Inscursed return with a remarkably fine EP and a nutritious album, whereby the typical style of the playful band can be optimally represented.
Officially, "The Slavic Covenant" was released on July 31, 2017.
This EP serves as a harbinger for the new studio album "Amalur", which was funded by the band with a crowdfunding campaign. The official release of "Amalur" was on September 25th.
The five mercurial compositions on "The Slavic Covenant", including the equally surprising and original done A-ha cover of the chart-breaker "Take On Me", show a completely unused and persistently hungry formation. Incursed also free up massive energy spills in 2017!
For the song Fear A' Bhata", Incursed adapted the musical basic theme of a Gaelic folkloric song from the late 18th century. The refrain is presented in original language.
The modified band logo - in Cyrillic spelling - on "The Slavic Covenant" is a courageous tribute of the crafty Basque bunch to a Ukraine tour, which has been remembered as a wonderful experience.
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