Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Erdve. The freshly conceived Lithuanian experimental hardcore collective will release their debut full-length, 'Vaitojimas' through Season of Mist.
The band comments: "Since Erdve is a very young name, this collaboration is proof that it is all about what matters the most - the music itself. We certainly did not have any expectations that the record could be presented to a wider audience, yet we are extremely proud and happy that our desire to create something meaningful for ourselves has procured a relationship with a record label which believes in artistic value. This partnership is a huge achievement in our creative lives and will set a strong basis for us to communicate our music, ideas, and artistic identity further on. We are incredibly thankful to Season of Mist for this opportunity.''
When Erdve formed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2016, the band had a clear aesthetic vision of creating a unique heavy sound that experimented with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal, yet was not bound by any unwritten "rules" surrounding those genres.
Erdve's members had already been active in their local scene and performed in various acts such as NYKSTA, SRAIGĖS EFEKTAS, and SPIRALE.
The core ideas of Erdve are translated into lyrics, visuals, and sound by in-depth reflection on concepts such as domestic violence, utmost disgusting behaviour, crimes against humanity, and extremism.
Erdve will release their debut album, 'Vaitojimas'' on Season Of Mist in 2018.
Vaidotas: guitar, vocals
Kristijonas: guitar, soundscapes
Experimental Indian death metal band Fragarak have put out a stunning album that's unparalleled at least this part of the world. Rolling Stone India premiered the first song from their massive album 'A Spectral Oblivion' AT THIS LINK.
Ambitious Indian band Fragarak from New Delhi have come up with an album of epic proportions. Featuring Louis Rando of Impiety on drums, they've fabricated elaborate songs that are both atmospheric and suspenseful. Their first album was groundbreaking in its vision, but with 'A Spectral Oblivion' they've truly proved their worth. This is a statement of sorts that bands from this part of the world too can come up with music that's original. Though steeped in classic death metal, they've done well to expand upon that style and add their own aura of mysticism and intrigue. Albums like these probably won't ever be replicated, but there's enough material here to last a while.
Drums recorded by Louis Rando from November to December 2016 in Perth, Western Australia
Lead guitars in ‘Fathoms of Delirium’ by Vishal J. Singh of Amogh Symphony
Alap in Ālūcinārī IV – The Fall' by Pavithra Chari of Shadow and Light
Alap in Ālūcinārī II and III by Disha
Additional vocals in ‘In Rumination II – Reflections’ and ‘Specter – An Oblivion Awakens’ – by Akshay Fotedar
All Choir Arrangements by Ruben Franklin
Recorded at 300 BPM and Fragarak’s studio from October to December 2016 in Delhi and Kerala, India 2016
Produced by Rahul Mehalwal and Fragarak
Mixed and Mastered by Nikolas Quemtri at NRQ Studios, Ukraine
Official Fragarak Bandcamp
Official Fragarak Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
NEW Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity Records YouTube Channel
Hailing from Colombia, South America and recognized as a prominent band in the Latin American metal scene. Thy Antichrist is an existentialist black metal band showcasing extreme elements that’s been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998. Thy Antichrist has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metals biggest names.
In 2016, Thy Antichrist found a home with the reputable Extreme Management Group, as well as joined the roster of well-known booking agency, Continental Concerts. With a stout history and commanding presence, Thy Antichrist has tremendous potential for further growth going into 2017 with the worldwide signing with Napalm Records!
Andres Vargas on the signing with Napalm Records:
"Someone from the past told me that dreams can come true if you work hard for them every day. If you fight for the candle of your dreams, someday they can turn into incandescent fire! It's an honour to be the first Latin American band formed in Colombia to be part of the prestigious Napalm Records roster. I want to express a sincere gratitude to my brothers in the band, Robert, Ben and Chris also to our manager Mark Müller, Extreme Management Group and J-F Dagenais, but mainly to our FANS and friends around the world for supporting Thy Antichrist throughout the years. You are our reason to be! I'm accepting with humility the opportunity to be part of the Napalm Records family. A new journey just starts and we are working hard to deliver the best of our wicked art! Cuernos Arriba!”
The band has created a first teaser as well. Don’t miss out on it HERE!
A brand new full-length album titled “Wrath of the Beast” is already scheduled for an early 2018 release. Napalm Records is proud to welcome Thy Antichrist as such a hard-working, ambitious and promising band to the roster!
The band has taken huge initiatives in branding their sound as well as successfully being heard on many continents with a giant worldwide following. Thy Antichrist has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what’s coming next. And so are we!
THY ANTICHRIST Line Up:
Andres Vargas "Antichrist 666" - Vocals
Robert Coronado "Abyssus" – Guitars
Benjamin Shanks "Frost Giant" - Bass
Christopher Stropoli – Drums
As the key events of their thirty-year milestone unfold, Neurosis officially announces the name and release date of eleventh full length, "Fires Within Fires".
The new album will be released worldwide on September 23rd via their own Neurot Recordings. The announcement of more specific details of Fires Within Fires is imminent, but in the meantime Neurosis announces a dozen new live performances across Europe in August, where they will be joined on select dates by Latvia's fascinating experimental trio, Tesa.
Neurosis is in fine form following recent and rapturously received shows in San Francisco and Roadburn, celebrating their thirty-year anniversary. Stand by for further info on Fires Within Fires to be released in the weeks ahead.
NEUROSIS Live Dates:
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ [tickets]
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa [tickets]
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE [tickets]
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa [tickets]
Poland’s Vidian have exciting news regarding material this year. Riding on the creative wave that spawned last year’s "Transgressing the Horizon", the experimental metal troupe wrote twenty minutes of material which formed the basis of this upcoming EP.
As a band who proudly avoid treading over old ground despite their wide-ranging influences, one can expect the unexpected with these four songs. Intensity mixes with immediacy, and motifs that stay lodged in the skull long after the record stops. As their début for Arachnophobia Records, the band are in good quality company, and "A Piece of the End" continues the band’s burgeoning reputation for boundary-pushing music.
"A Piece of the End" is due for release on May 25th via Arachnophobia Records. Pre-order information will be available soon.
"Dusk Reloaded" tracklist will be composed by the following 16 tracks:
We Are Not…
Et l'amour dans tout ca...
Following Their Last Trip
Bells In The Wilderness
Fields In The Nowhere
Oh, Happy Days
The front cover has been hand drawn with pens on paper by the artist Nikolay "Chipi" Saraminev, digitally photographed and edited by Vasil Delchev and Dimitar Naydev and with its setting, yet still flaming sun, surrounded by decaying borders, it represents the raging last remains of sense, bitterly striving for long lost knowledge and spiritual ascendancy, while helplessly sliding into the cold embrace of utter degradation that has embodied society today, which is the main theme of the album.
The album has been recorded at Ghost Warfare's studio in Haskovo, Bulgaria produced and mixed by Georgi Latev, and mastered by Lenko Draganov.
Europe & Worldwide: 30/05
His giant project can't be pigeonholed: mystic, magic, rock and bombast meet with lush melodies and create spectacular, epic fireworks. The fans of the ESC have the chance to nominate one of the most internationally successful German musicians on February 25th for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm (German National TV ARD, 8.15pm CET, live from Cologne). With Avantasia, the most exciting rock opera phenomenon of our times, characteristic mastermind Tobias Sammet creates fantastic parallel worlds with every new release. Avantasia will compete with their current single 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose'.
Watch the fitting lyric video here:
Get 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' digitally here:
After he got the invitation to take part, Tobias Sammet thought about it for a while: "It seemed like a quite unusual idea to compete with anyone in art, to play music against someone. It's still weird anyhow, to play music against each other like in the Olympic Games. Anyway, who am I to get in the way of a great promotional opportunity?! Three minutes to show millions that we exist?"
Tobias Sammet also can't complain about sparse international fame until now: He’s already played in more than forty countries all over the world, his last album, »The Mystery Of Time«, hit #2 in the German charts. The most famous musicians come in the studio for his projects: Alice Cooper, members of Kiss, Mr. Big, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker from The Scorpions or, for his current project (Ghostlights, out: January 29th via Nuclear Blast), Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, Nightwish icon Marco Hietala, Ronnie Atkins from Pretty Maids, ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske, Bruce Kulick (former Kiss and Meat Loaf) and Within Temptation power woman Sharon Den Adel. The upcoming Ghostlights world tour will take his project to England, Russia, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, Austria, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Japan and from March 4th also in ten German cities.
Don't miss Avantasia at The Forum in London on March 8th. Tickets available here:
But before that, Cologne is calling for the Eurovision Song Conest preliminary round on February 25th.
Pre-order album Ghostlights out January 29th now:
Click here for a teaser with more song snippets of 'Ghostlights':
Japanese Drone / Stoner / Experimental veterans Boris have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding "Gensho", their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend Merzbow. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.
4/29/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX
4/30/2016 Carson Creek - Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers - Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Boris with Merzbow's forthcoming collaboration is due out March 18th via Relapse Records. Named after the Japanese word for "phenomenon," Gensho is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-fiifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate 2XLP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The Boris songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band's storied catalog, while Merzbow's songs are entirely new compositions.
You can now stream Boris's "Heavy Rain" alongside Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" via Rolling Stone here. The tracks are also available for streaming separately. Additionally, a trailer of new music and a live music video of the two artists performing the songs "Huge" and "Planet Of The Cows" together can be viewed HERE and HERE respectively.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse at THIS LOCATION, and digital pre-orders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.
London alternative / epic metallers Cyper16 are pleased to unveil their latest video 'Giant Walls', so GMA got a quick lowdown with frontman Jack Doolan about this new masterpiece.
"Well the clips are a mixture of videos shot in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai (all India), London, as well as some backstage footage from our "Lonely Road" shoot at Battersea Power Station - the link for which is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kk6HTSTc2M, the song 'Giant Walls' is off our latest EP, 'Determine'
Readers can see the new video below. Also spare a moment and give them a like on Facebook as they are 4 likes away from reaching 7,000.
Fresh from their performance last year at Bloodstock Open Air in August, Romanian experimental metal ensemble Krepuskul take no prisoners when unleashing their latest music video (which can be viewed above). Here is what the band have to say about the music video and it's background:
"In a post modern, post humanist society, the individual plays the role of a simple pawn, submitting directly or indirectly to new rules. Freedom loses it's essential sense, that is to confront any established order and the psyche is emptied by personality and submitted to the new system on an idolizing way.
This is the game that the society produces in a desperate attempt to detain absolute control by any means necessary, thus creating different realities. The individual loses contact with the real world, becoming unconscious and as a result, submissive.
All meanings lose sense the moment reality is wrapped in the technological aura, thus becoming the new universe...
Psychotherapy is about the way this addictive power game is created. The masses are bombarded with negative information, creating problems that society itself tries to solve back. By fear, the individual is reduced to the stage of a trained animal and someone, unknown, seizes absolute power."
The video was directed and edited by Costin Chioreanu (www.twilight13media.com), the technical assistant and makeup artist was Gina Sandulescu, the male character was played by Nikolay Fikov.
The song will be included on Krepuskul's upcoming new album which is to be launched in the beginning of 2014. The song was recorded by Adrian "OQ" Neagoe at Liveset studio in Cluj Napoca, Romania (www.liveset.ro). The mastering work was conducted by Marius Costache (www.mariuscostache.ro).
In spring 2013, Krepuskul will hit the road again on an european tour called "PsychoTOURapy" and the dates will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
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